Module 2 – Response Entry 16

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  1. The narrator child, the two cousins, an old man, and a woman.
  2. The speaker is probably a child who has strong imaginations.
  3. Narrator and 2 cousins: playful, adventuress, and imaginative “with my two dead cousins,” “though we giggle, we are afraid.” Old man: Tall / Women: unknown traits.
  4. Time: Night Place: Tall grasses close to the house
  5. Imaginative conflicts.
  6. scary, imaginative
  7. “its apples like soft cork”(simile), “the membrane grown already across their throats”(metaphor), OR “we hear crickets and our hearts close to our ears”(metaphor).

Module 2 – Response Entry 11

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  1. The poem talks mainly about being deaf, and how it feels to be deaf with the example of Jamie.
  2. Because deafness has taken over many people and many people wonder how it feels to be deaf.
  3. “Kicking a stick, rapping his knuckles on doors.”(alliteration) “He felt a spell of silence”(alliteration) “He was solitary and loquacious as a stone”(simile) “And silence grew over him like moss on an old stump”(simile).
  4. At first he was stunned by the sudden affliction of deafness and was disappointed to be missing so many things in life (songs, voices, noise, laughter, screams etc.). Later on he began feeling suspicious and self conscious, thinking that people were talking about his faults. After that, he felt lonely and hungry for company.
  5. I think I would also feel stunned at the fact that I am missing and the sounds around me, but may feel really angry.

Unit 8: Lesson 8 IMA

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Summer 2011, by mohtadi alkhaliq

When the sun rises on a clear day,

a day like all the other summer days,

I’d be sleeping dreaming of playing in an inflatable pool.

Comfortable not wanting to move,

I am disturbed by a little touch.

Waiting for me, sitting on the table,

is an egg, smelling so fine.

As I get seated, I remember that I’m late for school,

Regretful, I rush to my room and pack up my bag,

forgetting to put on my cloths.

Confused, i realize that my sister is still home.

Then i ask, sister, why are you here?

informing me she says, “remember, its a summer day.”

Unit 8: Lesson 6 IMA

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When I became the star of my grade 3 class,

I was glimmering as a star in a pitch black galaxy,

as the centre of attention,



I shared my life with my admirers and the world revolved around me,

Was I the sun? I wondered.

I shared pictures, stories, favourite objects.

As I looked at the shining, excited eyes of my friends,

I wanted to give them more, food for the body as much as for the soul,

My specialty vietnamese salad made with love rays.

At the end of the week, my light began to dim,


and I worried that I’d be a black a hole.

However, the next week started with a new star, and I became the moon, reflecting the light of my friend.



The snapshot I chose to write my poem

The snapshot I chose to write my poem








Module 2 – Response Entry 14

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I have noticed that there has been a great improvement in the usage of figurative language. I will need to work on building my vocabulary.

Module 2 – Response 13

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  1. To describe different forms of live and/or to appreciate birth and life.
  2. I do agree because it applies to humans as well. When one is about to experience something new, there is often a mixture of joy, excitement, and fear at the same time.
  3. It seems as the speaker is an adult or an older person who wants to go back to childhood.
  4. It does not influence my interpretation.

Module 2 – Response Entry 12 Continued…

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  1. The aspect of feeling unsatisfied. The plowman’s concern is so extreme that he can never prevent himself from looking back at his work every time he is close to the end of the plow line. “Look Backward, ever with discontent,” “Unappeased i leave the field, Expectant return.”
  2. I think the main mood of this poem is that it is disappointing because of all the hard work done, and i the end, the plowman is not appeased from his work (It is especially disappointing because this happens over and over again).
  3. “A stone, a root, a strayed thought, has wraped the line of that furrow.
  4. The plowman is just trying to say that he does have hope that on day he will be content and will appreciate the work that he has done. And that if his work would be bad, he would not look back.

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