English 10: Writing Portfolio    
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As I arrived home I began to think about the assignment that was given to me that day. I had begun to talk to my mother about something that was old that she had written when she was younger. So we began searching for something  and  when we about to give up and see if my father had any old text we found a book my mother saved for many years this book was called  “A Nation of Nations” it was edited by Theodore L. Gross  
 
      I was surprised when I found that piece of text because my parents are from Haiti and most of the book she had were in French and I didn’t think she would have any English written books she didn’t even remember how old it was she guessed it was about around 10 years old she wasn’t really sure though. This wasn’t a reading required text she said she was reading for her own enjoyment. When we found the book it was in pretty good condition so the words were identifiable. My mom began to tell me about the book she said the book was about different types of ethnic literature in America and the different writing they had during that time.  
 
She really didn’t remember everything from the book I looked through it and saw the sophisticated thing she was reading even though I didn’t like it I saw what my mom read when she was younger  
I showed the book to my sister I asked her how old do u think the book is " I think its ten years why bothering me" who do you think this book is for "David you n its not mine Kenley's, yours ,or daddy's so it for mommy”. If u this was in a museum what do u think the tour guide would say "David do I no anything about the book I never read it before so how am I suppose to  know about it u be acting jus like mommy sometimes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This speech by William Wallace is being used to inspire his troops. The men in his army were told this speech to keep their hopes up for freedom so that they wouldn’t have disbelief when they were fighting. I think that the author was trying to make the audience feel the same way that the army men felt when he said this: “And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom.”-Wallace-. In this the author is saying that dying on the battlefield is better than dying at an old age.  
 
 The author used the parts, characters, and the settings the make the audience feel like they were there and feel like the characters in the movie  “And I see a whole army of my countrymen here in defiance of tyranny. You have come to fight as free men, and free men you are. What would you do without freedom? Will you fight?” the audience was feeling a sense of pride and happiness.    
 
 
 In the speech the author did use tricks he used the repetition of the letter “F” “You have come to fight as free men, and free men you are. What would you do without freedom? Will you fight?” He talked strait forward he told how he need the men to fight there hardest and not to hold back. He was also telling them that dying n the battlefield would b better than dying on your bed because you were fighting for your country and for the freedom of not only yourself but for every one else.  
 
Also in another statement the author is also using repetition of the letter “T”  “And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom.” I think that he kept repeating the letter "T" to show the involvement of the people and their rulers.  
 
 This speech is ahead of its time because after this happened more people fought for their independence from the over powering leading countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The romantic age was a time of great writers. William Wordsworth is one of those writers. In the poem "The   
Daffodils". In this poem Wordsworth uses realism, romanticism and naturalism. He is a good all around poet is because he is well known and uses more than one technique in one poem.    
  
In this poem Wordsworth uses realism in many different and interesting ways. realism is the presentation in art f details f actual life "The waves beside them danced, but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee; A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company; I gazed-and gazed-but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought:..." He is talks abut how in a complex world there is still beauty and simplicity.  
I thin he was a genius and he is good at writing down  things that people think about r that make people thin "Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the Milky Way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay;" he is good at describing the real world  
 
He as is good at using romanticism as by writing down what he feels.” I wandered lonely as a cloud  
That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze." here he uses romanticism t describe the daffodils and hw they start ff and travel. Wordsworth is a very creative man and in this quote he states how everything in natural is beautiful.    
  
The last and final form he wrote how people talked and made it easier to read “I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,”    
  I think he is a good writer because he made it easy for the uneducated people and the educated people to read
In conclusion William Wordsworth is a good example of a real romanticism writer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through out the 1950's to the time now as the  
 
world  
 
was racing  foward and so was time and epesially our  
 
literature and the technolagy. i think that ths was a  
 
real helping hand for the great people that were  
 
inspired in this time period the "Age of The Helping  
 
Hand". the five works that i am using and strongly  
 
believ that should b in this text book "Ambulances"  
 
by philp larkin poem, Beatles Help! song, James  
 
joyce A portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, William  
 
Butler Yeats' short story: The curse Of The Fires  
 
And Of The Shadows, Browning Robert  
    
A Blot In The 'Scutcheon play. i think these works will  
 
help students learn abot the important 20th century  
 
period.  
 
 
         The first work i am going to tell you about  
 
 is "Ambulances" by philp larkin poem.this is an  
 
important poem of its time because I feel this poem  
 
has a strong metaphysical feel to its words. The  
 
whole topic of 'ambulances' is one of great  
 
importance for me; as I myself was once in one,  
 
when I broke mycollar bone. The ambulance in  
 
question was there in a matter of minutes and I feel  
 
this quick response saved me from a great deal of  
 
pain. If my broken collar bone was eft unattended i  
 
fell that i would b in worse condition for th rest of m  
 
life. I feel our modern world mustgivee credit to  the  
 
paramedic feild because if it wasnt for ambulances  
 
people wouldn't be as healthy.  
      
     the song i am going to talk about is  
 
Beatles "Help!" ; common sense and experience  
 
tells us you don't need to be versed in music theory  
 
to recognize a great song when you hear it; right!?  
 
If anything, I find myself pondering that perhaps,  
 
this unusual unrelieved closedness is intentional and  
 
actually part of what makes the impact of the song  
 
so strong is the repeditiveness of the word help in  
 
the the song.  
 
    i used the novel  A portrait of the Artist as a  
 
Young Man, by james joyce because it shows the  
 
importance of novels at this time.The primary theme  
 
of the novel is the artistic development of the  
 
artist and this relates specifically to the artistís  
 
development in the life of a national language.  
 
Stephen experiences the many voices  
 
of Ireland as well as those of the canonical writers of  
 
his education. Out of all these voices emerges  
 
Stephenís aesthetic theory and his desire to find his  
 
own manner of  
 
expression. At related theme is the artistís struggle  
 
against the  
 
constraints of social conventions. Stephen develops  
 
his own voice  
 
as a way of escaping these restictions .  
 
 the play i chose to use was A Blot In
 
 The 'Scutcheon play by robet browning this is an  
 
important play because it represents use of a true  
 
tragedy.