Archive for October, 2010


Mood and Tone

Tone- the speaker or writer’s attitude towards their subject matter.

Whenever I say something to my mom in a normal voice, she says thats my tone is rude and disrespectful. When to me its just the way that I talk.

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Mood- the way the writer or speaker’s words make the reader/audience feel.

When I read the book “A Child Called it” by David Pelzer, it made me sad that a mother could be that mean and abusive to her own son.

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Conflicts, Theme, Allusion

Theme-  The author’s statement about life (opinion), the lesson learned or the moral of the story.

For every action that you do there is always going to be a reaction.

 

Allusion– an indirect but intentional reference to something or someone famous.

I wish that I had a lamp and if I rubbed it, I  would be granted three wishes and I could wish for whatever I want!

                                                             

Conflicit- (external)-  between two characters or forces.

My sister and I always fight about who is going to walk the dog in the morning or after school.

                                                                          

Conflict -(internal) – a struggle within a character.

I always have trouble with staying focused on my homework and what subject that I am going to do first.

                                                            

Irony

Last week I had a biology test. It  was a huge test. I studied so hard and I was up all night studying for it and by morning I was so tired, I could nearly pull myself out of bed. when the teacher passed out the test I was so pumped, I though that I would ace it. I guess I was wrong. when the teacher passed back the tests I failed it.

Methaphor

My sister is a bad cold. When I have friends over she follows us around wher ever we go. I do all that I can to get rid of her but she just doesn’t get the hint. She is really starting to annoy me! (explicit)

The little girl hops around with excitement when she is told that she gets to pick out whatever she want at the toy store. (implicit)

Hyperbole

I have so much homework. Everynight it feels like I’m drowning in it and it takes so much energy for me to finish it.

Symbol

Every summer me and my family go to Cape cod. We go to the beach almost every day and go into the water and look for sand dollars. Each year we find one and take it home. Every time I see a sean dollar I think about going to the Cape and how much fun that we had a nd how I can’t wait for the summer to come so we can go again!