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President Franklin D. Roosevelt says a speech on December 8, 1941 at Washington D.C. He said the speech because U.S.A. was attacked by Naval and Air Forces of the Empire of Japan. The coast of Hawaii was attacked.  
 The speech makes the people feel scared because war has been declared. The speech shows inspiration: ”That we will not give up. That we will not give in.” There is a lot of anger between the U.S. and Japan because of the attack. There is a lot of anger because the U.S.A. has been attacked by Naval and Air Forces of the Empire of Japan. The audience reacted to the speech intended. The speech was written to make the people believe that we can survive between the U.S. and Japan.  
 The words that were repeated were; attack and deliberately. This is an example of repetition. The story has examples of metaphors: “victory is possible”, “we’re invincible”, “we will not give up”, “we will not give in.”  
 The speech is ahead of its time because it is saying that we are much better and more powerful than Japan. It’s ahead of its time because the speech declares war, that we will win, that we won’t give up, we will have victory, and we are invincible.  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Franklin D. Roosevelt says a speech on December 8, 1941 at Washington D.C. He said the speech because U.S.A. was attacked by Naval and Air Forces of the Empire of Japan. The coast of Hawaii was attacked.  
 The speech makes the people feel scared because war has been declared. The speech shows inspiration: ”That we will not give up. That we will not give in.” There is a lot of anger between the U.S. and Japan because of the attack. There is a lot of anger because the U.S.A. has been attacked by Naval and Air Forces of the Empire of Japan. The audience reacted to the speech intended. The speech was written to make the people believe that we can survive between the U.S. and Japan.  
 The words that were repeated were; attack and deliberately. This is an example of repetition. The story has examples of metaphors: “victory is possible”, “we’re invincible”, “we will not give up”, “we will not give in.”  
 The speech is ahead of its time because it is saying that we are much better and more powerful than Japan. It’s ahead of its time because the speech declares war, that we will win, that we won’t give up, we will have victory, and we are invincible.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I found a good poem from William Shakespeare. The great poem I have chosen was "Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun". Its a great poem and I recomend and hope you like this great poem by William Shakespeare.
 
   In this poem Shakespeare uses the iambic pentameter which has five beats and ten syllables. In this poem he talks about not being afraid of the bad weather or bad things that haunts the speaker or reader.  
 
   William also encourages to overcome the fears and fight back. To be very courages in the poem will affect the speaker or the reader very much in this poem and in reality. This peom is about becoming a stronger and better person as the speaker reads this encouraging poem.
 
   I like this poem by William Shakespeare because it encourages us to overcome our fears and help us understand the meaning of it. It is a well developed poem by Shakespeare. The poem is well written with the beats and syllables.  
 
   I hope you liked this great poem by William Skakespeare because he was a great writer and knew how to write his poems by writing poems after poems.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Writers in the late twentieth century were writing great texts. Some of the texts I found interesting was; The Code of the Woosters(1975) by P.G. Wodehouse, The Hawk in the Rain(1957) by Ted Hughes, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing by Elton John, Mere Christianity(2001) by C.S. Lewis, and Amadeus(2001) by Peter Shaffer.
   One song I found interesting was "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Elton John. It's about this girl that he misses and that the pictures and memories doesn't make him feel as happy she being there with him.  
   A great text I found interesting was "The Hawk in the Rain"(1957) written by Ted Hughes, a great poet. In this text, Ted Hughes uses personification as his technique. Personification is a figure of speech where ideas are given human characteristics. Personification could be a sentence or phrase and has to involve a point of view. Personification also shows details and ideas about the figure of speech.
   A great short story was “The Code of the Woosters” by P.G. Wodehouse. This short story is as famous as Holmes and Watson, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, and Tracy and Hepburn, but they have their own very special unique charm. According to Walter Clemons, Newsweek, „They are at their best in The Code of the Woosters,” in which Bertie is rescued from his bumbling escapades time and time again by that gentleman's gentleman: Jeeves.  
   A great novel was „Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis. C.S. Lewis was invited to give a series of radio lectures addressing the central issues of Christianity. More than half a century after the original lectures. First heard as informal radio broadcasts, the lectures were then published as three books and then combined as Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis proves that "at the center of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of character, all memories of  persecution, speaks with the same voice," rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations. This twentieth-century masterpiece provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike hear a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.  
   A great play was „Amadeus” by Peter Shaffer. The play Amadeus was the recipient of both the Evening Standard Drama Award and the Theatre Critics Award. In the United States, the play won the popular Tony Award and went on to become a critically acclaimed major motion picture winning eight Oscars, including Best Picture. Now, this extraordinary work about the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is available with a new preface by Peter Shaffer and a new introduction by the director of the 1998 Broadway revival, Sir Peter Hall. Amadeus is a must-have for classical music buffs, theatre lovers, and aficionados of historical fiction.