Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Favorite Poem From Walt Whitman

The poem that I enjoyed was Beat! Beat! Drums!. Mainly because it is a joyful kind of poem and it's about music and just living. It also makes me laugh because in this poem he is basically talking about waking up the town and people in bed wont be able to sleep because of the drums playing in the street. I really enjoy his poems because he is free spirited and doesn't care about what people think of him. This poem in particular is a good example because of his title and how he expresses his feelings about the specific topic. There are parts in the poem that I do not understand but for the most part it is a enjoyable poem. This poem is my favorite from him.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Walt Whitman

Walt whitman was an american poet and a essayist and journalist. He was a part of the transition between transcendtalism and realism. He incorporated both in his work. This is because of his style of writing and his message behind each story. His work was very controversial in its time. Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and in addition to the publishing of his poetry he was a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War. One of the poems that I liked was Crossing Brooklyn Ferry.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Earth Vs. Humans

I choose the topic of weather or not humans are damaging the earth or helping it. Personally I think it's 50/50. We help the earth by picking up trash and going green along with growing trees. We damage the earth by littering, wasting paper, we kill animals such as polar bears, and cheetahs. These animals are apart of some type of food chain in which all comes back to the functioning of our planet. And without these animals more and more animals become extinct. And then it comes to the point of no return. What i'm getting to is we as humans can destroy the earth just as fast as we can help it. People are careless they don't care if they drop a piece of paper on the floor or drop gum wrappers on the floor I know for a fact that I don't. It's all just human nature and laziness. The pie graph at the very bottom is a great example of how I feel about going green and probably most other people in the world do as well. Don't get me wrong I care for our planet but then again I don't think twice about throwing paper on the ground outside. But for some odd reason inside i'll walk to the trash. But outside i'll just drop it right there. It basically depends on if we care or not.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Adults Are Just Kids With Money

     At one point or another I am asking my parents for money. And making up some kind of excuse for why I need money other then just saying I need the money for a new pair of shoes, or to pay a fine at school, and etc. To tell you the truth most of the time I am scared to ask and I don't know why. It might just be because I know or think I know what the answer may be. I'm the type of person who gets an expensive gift for Christmas or birthday and in a short period of time some how I find a way to break it or damage it in some kind of way. And then that's more money out the window. When my mom and dad say "you aren't getting any electronics for Christmas because everything you get you break" I always get an attitude even though I know what they are saying is so true. So my question is how much money do you think your parents would save in a year if us teenagers stopped asking for money and breaking every new thing we get as often as we do now?