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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Hero, by Rabindranath Tagore

 The narrative poem" The Hero" was written by Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore. Set in a young boy's imaginations this narrative has all the necessary elements and is rich in imagery. The characters, plot, setting, theme, climax and idea are all very clearly outlined.
 The setting of the poem falls within the boy's imagination. It is described to have 'spiky grass' and a 'narrow broken path'. It is also mentioned that the country is 'strange and dangerous'. The rurality of the setting is further accentuated when Tagore talks of the 'cattle' and 'wide fields'.

Monday, December 21, 2015

More Than This by Patrick Ness

 Hello! I had a sudden urge today to upload a book review, so I thought why not do one on Patrick Ness's " More Than This? I recently finished this Young Adult book that revolves around a teenage boy who seems to be all alone in his world.

Publication Date: May 1st 2014
Genre: Dystopia, Young Adult, Post Apocalpytic
My Goodreads Rating: 3/5
Source: Library Copy
 In this review, I won't be discussing the plot much, for fear of giving something away, but rather the general style of the book. I can't say that I loved the book- because... I didn't. But it wasn't bad. The beginning of the book is full of suspense, and for five Chapters, all you know about the main character, is that he's a boy. He's simply referred to as " him". The beginning is a little slow, but once you get into Part Two ( the book is divided into Parts 1-4) you get really hooked.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Saturday Snapshot 19/12/15

I'm sorry both that this is only my second Saturday Snapshot, and also that it's a day late. So, I'm not going to keep you from the content any further.  This week, I'll be showing you some pictures of sketches I've been doing recently. I've started getting interested in art, and that's mostly thanks to two Youtube artists, Art a la Carte, and Baylee Jae. Here are the pictures, hope you enjoy! Forgive the quality of the pictures, they were taken from my laptop. I promise, the art looks better in person!
Portrait with colored pencil

A series of sketches inspired by my friend inked, and done in colored pencil

Art hanging

There's just too many

Bored, you stare at a screen,
Scared, against your door you lean,
Happy to your friends you speak,
Devastated, your tears are seen,
Annoyed, you create a scene,
Indecisive, you're stuck in between
Tired, you fall asleep

Too many feelings,
For me to register,
At the end of the day,
I just want to scream,
But what would life be,
Without any feelings?
 Would it be a nightmare?
Would it be a dream?

Does it really seem,
That there's just too many?
Or is it just our way,
Of creating a scene?

Poem Fanatic

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Expected

Great things are expected,
but not by those who they are being expected from,
For those who expect,
Don't expect of themselves

Those who's lives are changed by expectation,
May not always want it to be so,
Yet others thrive through expectation,
But they are not the ones expecting

If the expectation is not met,
An impression is formed,
Yet no one asks,
Whether you think it should be expected
Because you are not the one expecting

Poem Fanatic

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

How to make your writing better

Hi everyone! In this blog post, I'm going to talk to you about how I evaluate and criticize my own writing. This post will deal with opinionated essays, debates, formal speeches etc. I find that writing stories and poems takes a little more creativity, and so evaluating them can be harder. For the purpose of this post, I'm going to keep my writing simple, and discuss editing and analyzing using a sample piece of writing.
 The text below is around 100 words on hypocrisy. It could be used as an introduction to a speech, or maybe to an essay.The first sample will be a basic draft that could become a strong introduction. The red markings in and around the text, denote errors. You will find the corrections in the edited samples below. So let's get right down to it, shall we?

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