Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Giver

     I though that The Giver, By Louis Lowry was a enjoyable book.  This book taught me many new and wonderful things.  I had lots of fun reading this book in LA.  I had many thoughts and opinions while reading this book. 
     I thought that this was a great book to learn that a perfect world is not be what you think it will be.  Before reading this book I though that a perfect world would be the best. That everyone was same and no one was better then another. After reading The Giver I realized that a perfect world would not be as fantasizing as I thought and that I don't want a perfect world.  I really loved how Jonas risked his life just to give everyone their memories back to change the community forever.  Jonas also didn't want Gabriel to die so he brought Gabriel along with him, because he was going to be released I though that it showed that Jonas truly loved Gabriel. 
     There were a lot of fun activities we did while we read The Giver.  We created a poster that showed how each pillar of citizenship (truth, justice, equality, and responsibility) in the community that Jonas lives in.  I thought that the poster activity was really fun.  I liked how we had different discussions about what how pillars of citizenship affected Jonas' community.  I wish that we could have seen who would have thought a perfect world was a good idea before reading the book and done the same thing after.
     Over all I thought that The Giver was a wonderful book.  I think that everyone should read The Giver,  It shows that having a perfect world is not the a good idea for some societies.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Poetry

Recently I have been interested in written poetry and spoken word poetry. In my free time I have looked it up on the Internet. Most of the topics people choose for poetry are sensitive to them or others. Sometimes people are afraid to talk about what they write in a poem. People who perform spoken word poetry speak with confidence. It makes me feel like I´m feeling their emotions.
There are many similarities and differences  between spoken and written poetry. For example, they are both types of poetry, mostly related. Both are popular. They are different because written poetry has more then one branch. Spoken word poetry is commonly just one. All poetry can have different emotional affects on people. That's what makes it special. Each genre of poetry is different in it's own way.
Written and spoken word poetry have many similarities and differences. I hope that spoken word poetry can get more popular throughout the years. I believe that's so fun and enjoyable to listen to. I think that more people should look up and research new poetry, It's so much fun!