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Semester 1 English Review

Hey everyone, guess what time it is. Exam time. And for extra credit, I can type my review for English class on this blog right here! So here are the definitions of some of the words on my review

Alliteration – alliteration is the repetition of a sound at the beginning of each word in a sentence. Example: Peter Pined for the Pringles his Parents had Purged.

Appositive – An appositive is when two noun phrases are placed side by side.  Example: Josh’s sister Payton helped him clean the house.

Author’s Purpose – Author’s purpose is why the author wants to write a story.  Example: An author’s purpose can be to inform, persuade or entertain.

Characterization – Characterization is creating a character and telling things about them.  Example: The patient boy and quiet girl were both well-mannered.

Diction – A writer’s vocabulary, use of language, and style of writing. Example: When Jim speaks in Huckleberry Finn, he speaks as an uneducated African American at that time would speak.

Imagery – Paragraphs, words, or phrases that describe how something appears. Example: The small dungeon was dark and dank.

Metaphor – A comparison of things without using like or as.  Example:  His homework was torture.

Noun – a person, place, or thing.  Example:  Josh

Personification – giving inanimate objects human characteristics.  Example: The wind whispered.

Plot – the storyline of events in a novel, short story, or an epic poem.  Example: Guy meets girl.  Guy plans to run away with girl.  Guy and girl die in end.

Summarize- to give a short explanation of something. Example: See Above.

Supporting Details – Details that support the plot or imagery.  Example: Details about a character’s past could support his motives in the storyline.

Symbolism- Something that represents something else.  Example: A dove representing peace.

Synonym – A word with the same meaning as another word.  Example: Scarlet and crimson both mean red.

Theme – The central idea, purpose, or message of a piece of literature.  Example: Love conquers all.  (Harry Potter)

Tone – The writer or speaker’s attitude toward the subject.  Example:  If the author or narrator were to give a character details or imagery that put him in a bad light, he would have a negative tone toward that character.




AOW- Time Management NINJA!

Hey everyone! It’s me, Josh. I found another great article for my blog.

So this one’s called the Time Management Ninja (yes, ninja) It’s a six step plan to recover from the long weekend. These six steps help you get back into work mode after Christmas and New Years. The steps are pretty simple and easy, so I’ll walk you through them.

The first step is to clean your work space. A clean workspace allows for more thinking room. The second is to empty your inbox. It’s best to read all unreads before you work. The third step is to review your to do list. You need to remind yourself of the work you have to do for the day.

The forth step is to review your calender. It’s best to review for a month in advance so you can be prepared for your tasks. The fifth step is to block your time. That means make schedules for appointments and tasks ahead of time. The final step is to get ahead of the game. If you can get ahead at the start you will have a large lead to the rest of your workers/peers.

That’s all for today. Until next time, Seacow out.

New Years

Happy new year, Internet!

So I’ve got to do a post on what I think about new years resolutions. Well to tell you the truth, I don’t have any particular thoughts about resolutions. I really think that they have no long term value unless you are dedicated. If you aren’t dedicated, you won’t make it.

To most people, new years resolutions have no value at all. They are not dedicated to keeping th resolutions. They fall off of the wagon after six months at most. They aren’t motivated to keep going in the resolutions.

For a very few people, resolutions are great because they are committed to it. They have the motivation to go on. They don’t fall off the wagon. They keep it up until the end, wether it be losing weight or being more positive.

What is a Hero essay

What is a hero? A hero could be many things. It could be. A guy in tights who comes down to save the day. It could be an ordinary man like a firefighter who saves lives with out superpowers. What is a hero to me? To me, a hero is someone who goes out of their way to help someone in need.

A hero will always go out of their way to help someone in need. A hero, such as a fireman, will go into a burning building to save a person trapped inside. A hero will barge into a bank to save hostages. A hero will charge into the middle of a battle to save his comrades, no matter if it costs him his life. A hero will always save someone in need.

A hero will not save someone for their own personal gain. They will not save someone if only for money. That would make them a hired thug. If a person saves someone only for the fame, they are only a vain and selfish being. If a person saves someone else only for personal satisfaction, they are only self-pleasing.

In all, A hero is someone who helps one an other not for their own needs, but for the needs of others. They help any and all that they see in need to the best of their ability. That is what a hero is.

re: AOW Healthy Gratitude

Hey everyone it’s me again, Josh. I found an article today that is pretty interesting. It is about how gratitude can make us healthier. As it turns out, expressing gratitude and keeping a healthy demeanor is actually neurologically helpful to our lives. It improves on how we react to the day and how we think about life.

There have been several studies that have taken place to study these benefits. Dr. Robert Emmons, PhD, conducted the research by assigning fifteen people into three groups. The first group had to keep a journal of all of the things that they were thankful for. The second group had to keep a journal about all of the hassles in life. The third group had to write about everything that affected their lives, but not to focus on the positive or negative. After about a week, the groups were interviewed on their journals. As it turns out, the people who wrote about the things in life that they are grateful for were healthier in the end than the ones who had the neutral and the negative point of view.

All in all, it is proven that gratitude can indeed make you healthier. That’s all I have for now on this subject. Until next time!

My English Class is “Awesome”

This pic represents my class because it is insane. We annoy the poop out of each other and never shut up. We play on the iPads and watch viral videos. We are loud. We are annoying. And we are awesome.