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Senior Portfolio

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Banny Bang

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Senior Portfolio Topics novel Short story poetry Theater/play Song speech revelation of culture setting author symbolism Banny's Novel + Deep meaning
+ Creative thinking
+ Long reading I consume long time to read one novel, however, by that time, I think we learn a lot. By reading a novel, I could think of deep thoughts and creative thoughts. For example, I had more fun to read a novel by imagine in my head the character’s personality or appearance. There are several types of novel, but I mostly read long-length novel. The long-length novel increased on my concentration while I read a book, due to that I could have abundant imagination, improved on reading speed and I could have positive attitude toward reading a novel. After I finish the novel, I can see the improvement of writing skills when I write essay about a novel. The people who didn’t read a novel frequently, they will feel distant from reading a novel. However, if they keep dealing with reading, a genre that teaches a lot is a “novel.” Short Story #1. Metamorphosis Hardly she entered the room than she would run straight to the window without taking time to close the door - though she was usually so careful to spare everyone the sight of Gregor's room - then tear open the casements with eager hands, almost as if she were suffocating, and remain for a little while at the window even in the coldest weather, breathing deeply. With this racing and crashing, she frightened Gregor twice a day; the whole time he cowered under the couch, and yet he knew very well that she would certainly have spared him this if only she had found it possible to stand being in a room with him with the window closed." The Metamorphosis, Chapter 2, pg. 30 Examples of novel + No burden
+ Unexpected turning point Short story is one of my favorite that I don’t suffer on reading it. Unlike long-length novel, I can read it anytime with no burden. It is convenient. Also, a short story has compressed meanings inside. It is not hard to find, but once we find we get interest on it. One more thing, that is interesting is that short story has a turning point that no one expected to happen. Whenever I read a short story I am always excited to find a turning point. I think a turning point of a short story is a charm that attracts people to read. #2. The little prince 1. But he would always answer, “That’s a hat.” Then I wouldn’t talk about boa constrictors or jungles or stars. I would put myself on his level and talk about bridge and golf and politics and neckties. And my grown-up was glad to know such a reasonable person. 2. If some one loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that’s enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars. He tells himself, “My flower’s up there somewhere. . . .” But if the sheep eats the flower, then for him it’s as if, suddenly, all the stars went out. And that isn’t important? Poetry + Develop senses
+ Deep thoughts A charm point of a poetry is that while I read a poem, sometime we naturally went deep inside a poem and made me think. Sometimes, a poem make me emotional depends on kind of poem.
One thing that is curious, poem is easy to memories. I think it is because of rhythm with rhyme, which make us to remember a poem for long. Exampls of poetry Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st;
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. #1. Sonnet XXX #2. What if I say What if I say I shall not wait?
What if I burst the fleshly gate
And pass, escaped, to thee?

What if I file this mortal off,
See where it hurt me, that’s enough, -
And wade in liberty?

They cannot take me any more, -
Dungeons may call, and guns implore;
Unmeaning, now, to me

As laughter was an hour ago,
Or laces, or a traveling show,
Or Who died yesterday! Theater/play + come alive
+ detail of understanding A theater/plays is a real play, we watch through alive. That make me concentrate on each detailed part and that increases understanding of a story. I think theater/play is good for someone who doesn’t like to read a book. It is because once they watch a theater play, they naturally goes deep and concentrates how the story is flowing and the meaning.
For me, play is more familiar than reading a book because an actor and actress are existing in the same space. So, it is greater to receive emotions through play than reading books. Also, I can find interest on understanding of each character’s characteristics and voices. Examples of theater/play #1. Hamlet I am thy father's spirit,
Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night,
And for the day confined to fast in fires,
Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature
Are burnt and purged away. But that I am forbid
To tell the secrets of my prison-house,
I could a tale unfold whose lightest word
Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood,
Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres,
Thy knotted and combined locks to part
And each particular hair to stand on end,
Like quills upon the fretful porpentine:
But this eternal blazon must not be
To ears of flesh and blood. List, list, O, list!
If thou didst ever thy dear fatherlove--
O God!
Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.
(1.5.5) #2. Romeo&Juliet O me! What fray was here?Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all.Here's much to do with hate, but more with love.Why, then, O brawling love! O loving hate!O any thing, of nothing first create!O heavy lightness! serious vanity!Mis-shapen chaos of well-seeming forms!Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire,sick health!Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!This love feel I, that feel no love in this.Dost thou not laugh? Song + give a boost
+ controls emotion The literature songs for me, it was not really touching like modern song that we hear every day. But, since I learned the history or some stories behind of songs, I knew what author tried to show, and can see their emotion involved in a single song.
It is also good for relaxing once mind. Whenever I feel gloomy, I listen to music to clam myself. I think it was same thing that they did to relax or consulate themselves from some situation they had.
The song is simple and easy to memorize as poem. Unlike reading a long story, it is not pressure to read one and study. Examples of songs #1. Swing low sweet chariot Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home,
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.
I looked over Jordan, and what did I see
Coming for to carry me home?
A band of angels coming after me,
Coming for to carry me home.
Sometimes I'm up, and sometimes I'm down,
(Coming for to carry me home)
But still my soul feels heavenly bound.
(Coming for to carry me home)
Chorus #2. Heal the world There's A Place In
Your Heart
And I Know That It Is Love
And This Place Could
Be Much
Brighter Than Tomorrow
And If You Really Try
You'll Find There's No Need
To Cry
In This Place You'll Feel
There's No Hurt Or Sorrow - Effective (strong words)
- Convincing #1. Ain't i a women? Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that 'twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what's all this here talking about?
That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman? Examples of speech #2. Obama's president election speech You know what else they share? They share a stubborn resilience in the face of adversity. After one of the most difficult years in our history, they remain busy building cars and teaching kids; starting businesses and going back to school. They’re coaching little league and helping their neighbors. As one woman wrote me, “We are strained but hopeful, struggling but encouraged.”
It is because of this spirit - this great decency and great strength - that I have never been more hopeful about America’s future than I am tonight. Despite our hardships, our union is strong. We do not give up. We do not quit. We do not allow fear or division to break our spirit. In this new decade, it’s time the American people get a government that matches their decency; that embodies their strength. Revelation of Cultures + diversity
+ new knowledge
+ curiosity Revelation of cultures are often found in the reading. A reading that includes tradition, which is culture, is expanding my curiosity. Sometimes I even wait for the next cultures they follow. It is fun to know the cultures other than my culture because those are all new knowledge for me. What is like the most is the diversity of culture but those are still reveals their characteristics and thoughts in it. Understanding of other’s culture needs time to know their purpose but it is still fun especially, old tribe’s culture. One day a neighbor called Okoye came in to see him...He immediately rose and shook hands with Okoye, who then unrolled the goatskin which he carried under his arm, and sat down. Unoka went into an inner room and soon returned with a small wooden disc containing a kola nut, some alligator pepper and a lump of white chalk.

“I have kola,” he announced when he sat down, and passed the disc over to his guest.

“Thank you. He who brings kola brings life. But I think you ought to break it,” replied Okoye, passing back the disc. #1. Things fall apart Examples of revlation of cultures #2. Cow’s-eye view Thefirstchildsaysthatheisscared
Theseventhchildalsosays heisscared
Thetenthchildalsosaysheisscared Theeleventhchildalsosaysheisscared
it's fine.
IfAmongstthem1Childisafrightenedchildit'sfine. Speech is a talk in front of audiences. It is often used by celebrities to give great impact of themselves. Speech is effective because people use strong words to show their passion of thoughts. Speech Setting - Mood (affects one’s emotion)
- Foresee A setting of the story is one of the important thing when I chose a book to read. If the setting of a book is attractive, I definitely read that book. A setting is making diverse mood for the reader. Examples of setting #1. narrative of the life of Frederick douglass an American slave The whisper that my master was my father, may or may not be true; and, true or false, it is of but little consequence to my purpose whilst the fact remains, in all its glaring odiousness, that slaveholders have ordained, and by law established, that the children of slave women shall in all cases follow the condition of their mothers; and this is done too obviously to administer to their own lusts, and make a gratification of their wicked desires profitable as well as pleasurable; for by this cunning arrangement, the slaveholder, in cases not a few, sustains to his slave the double relation of master and father. Author - Common theme
- Expectation Examples of author Most of author has the common writing style, or theme. Before I start read a book, if I search for an author that helps me to prepare reading. It is because I can see his writing style and kind of expect what the reading will be. By prepared study of author gave me great understanding of a reading.
Authors who have common style on their writing, I can chose a book by the styles. I think an author is useful to know before chose a book, or before start reading. #1. The most dangerous game Now just a minute. What makes you think it isn't just as much sport for the animal as it is for the man. Now take that fellow, for instance. There never was a time when he couldn't have gotten away, but he didn't want to. He got interested in hunting me. He didn't hate me for stalking him anymore than I hated him for trying to charge me. As a matter of fact, we admired each other. #2. My sweet orange tree The years have passed, my dear Manuel Valadares. Today I’m forty-eight years old, and sometimes in my yearning I feel I’m still a child, that at any moment you are going to appear, bringing me little pictures of movie stars or more marbles. It was you who taught me the tenderness of life, my dear Portuga. Today it is I who give out the marbles and little pictures, because life without tenderness isn’t very good thing. Sometimes I’m happy in my tenderness, sometimes, more often, I’m wrong. Examples of short story Symbolism + Simple
+ Detailed contents compressed
+ Curiosity Some of books show compressed meaning using symbolism. The symbolism for me, it is a great chance to me to think more deeply and widely. I found the symbolism is different than any of other method because it gives me easier time to remember the stories. Examples of symbolism #1. Lord of the flie The fat boy lowered himself over the terrace and sat down carefully, using the edge as a seat.
“I’m sorry I been such a time. Then fruit-“
He wiped his glasses and adjusted them on his button nose. The frame had made a deep, pink “V” on the bridge. He looked critically at Ralph’s golden body and then down at his own clothes. He laid a hand on the end of a zipper that extended down his chest.
“My auntie-“
Then he opened the zipper with decision and pulled the whole wind-breaker over his head.
Ralph looked at him sidelong and said nothing. Anyone cannot lay hands on Orange.
Oranges grow in here like this.
Oranges do not grow more or less.
The orange that I am looking at, look at me.

If you are willing to I'll try
*to peel the plump orange.
Naturally, the only problem
goes to orange.

If you are willing to I'll try
to peel the neat flesh of an orange.
Naturally, the only problem
goes to orange.

Anyone cannot lay hands on Orange.
Once who lay hand on it
The orange is not an orange anymore.
The orange that I am looking at, look at me. #2. Orange If You Want To Know Why
There's A Love That
Cannot Lie
Love Is Strong
It Only Cares For
Joyful Giving
If We Try
We Shall See
In This Bliss
We Cannot Feel
Fear Or Dread
We Stop Existing And
Start Living #2. The diary of Anne Frank "I live in a crazy time."

"I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think... peace and tranquillity will return again."

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be."

"Nice people, the Germans! To think that I was once one of them too! No, Hitler took away our nationality long ago. In fact, Germans and Jews are the greatest enemies in the world." #1. Franz Kafka - metamorphosis
Many things had become superfluous, and though they certainly weren't salable, on the other hand they could not just be thrown out. All these things migrated into Gregor's room. Likewise the ash can and the garbage can from the kitchen. Whatever was not being used at the moment wasjust flung into Gregor's room by the cleaning woman - the trial
How are we to avoid those in office becoming deeply corrupt when everything is devoid of meaning? That is impossible, not even the highest judge would be able to achieve that for himself. That is why policemen try to steal the clothes off the back of those they arrest, that is why supervisors break into the homes of people they do not know, that is why innocent people are humiliated in front of crowds rather than being given a proper trial. #2. Antoine-Marie-Roger de Saint-Exupéry - the little prince

"Oh no, I don't want an elephant inside a boa constrictor. Boa constrictors are dangerous and an elephant is very cumbersome. Where I come from, everything is very small. Will you draw me a sheep?"

"If some one loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that’s enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars. He tells himself, “My flower’s up there somewhere. . . .” But if the sheep eats the flower, then for him it’s as if, suddenly, all the stars went out. And that isn’t important?" - Wind, Sand and stars

"Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness."

"Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction." In that time, in the time of our time, I didn’t know that many years before an Idiot Prince kneeling before an altar asked the icons, with eyes filled with tears;
Why do they tell things to the little children?
The truth, my dear Portuga, is that to me they told the things very early.
Adeus! Whenever I see the student council election speeches every end of the year, I feel interesting and some are still remains long in my memory because those are unusual, creative, and strong. And I figure it out that speeches are good for convincing people. Whenever I listen to the speeches, everything comes with positive thoughts. I think the speeches trick us mind to get attention. Then they talk about this thing in the head; what's this they call it? [member of audience whispers, "intellect"] That's it, honey. What's that got to do with women's rights or negroes' rights? If my cup won't hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn't you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full?
Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.
If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back , and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.
Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner ain't got nothing more to say. There Are Ways
To Get There
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Little Space
Make A Better Place...

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me Then It Feels That Always
Love's Enough For
Us Growing
So Make A Better World
Make A Better World...

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me The brightest day that I can say,
(Coming for to carry me home)
When Jesus washed my sins away.
(Coming for to carry me home)
If I get there before you do,
(Coming for to carry me home)
I'll cut a hole and pull you through.
(Coming for to carry me home)
If you get there before I do,
(Coming for to carry me home)
Tell all my friends I'm coming too.
(Coming for to carry me home)
Chorus Using simple symbols, which show important details, make me read through the story more fluently because I don’t need to think every time when I read through the same content. Every time, I read the book that includes symbols, I feel interesting and exciting by figuring out what every symbol means. And once I know the meaning of each, I can understand more about the reading. The setting gives great affects to the reader’s emotion. Also, I change the mood by setting of the book but by that I can get more knowledge from a book. It is because changed into fit mood allow me to go deep in to the story.
Also, before I read a book, I can expect what will happen by the setting. So, it gives me ability to foresee the story. Most of a poem is quiet shorter than a novel, but is still involves lots of meaning and symbols are with it.
When I read a poem, first I enjoy and when I understood about it, a poem made me think deeply. I think that is irony of poem and I love it. “No, it is for you, I think,” and they argued like this for a few moments before Unoka accepted the honor of breaking the kola. Okoye, meanwhile, took the lump of chalk, drew some lines on the floor, and then painted his big toe.

As he broke the kola, Unoka prayed to their ancestors for life and health, and for protection against their enemies. When they had eaten they talked about many things: about the heavy rains which were drowning the yams, about the next ancestral feast andabout the impending war with the village of Mbaino. (1.7-10)
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