|JOURNAL -Personal identity
I heard a buzz-when I died
From the poem, I know much thought about death of author. It seemed
to say that: On your way to death, everything became stillness. Your hold
body felt heavy, tired, cold. The cells of your body started to die. Everything
had gone, everything had left you. You were not the owner of yourself .
The painful feeling just as the sentence-What portion of me be assignable.
She writed this sentence but she did not show us how painful death
was? She wanted us to feel the feeling from this sentence. Suddenly a fly
interposed which arose her attention. With the coming of a fly, her soul
left her body step by step.
You could not see you could see any more.
The speaker used another way to show the feeling of death. The traditional
view of death was terrible, painful. Death seemed to be an extrication,
The speaker just writed the process consciously, she didn't add anything
the poem. I think she took death as a process and a rode of leaving
earthly paradise. You did not need to be sorrowful for it was only a process.
As for me, I feelthat death is a process but also a sorrow. You must leave
your friends, family and this world forever. What you own are your soul,
memory but nothing.
We real cool
In the poem, the group of young people did many things to prove that
they real cool. For example, they left school and they lurk late, etc.
They broke some rules that they could not do. They seemed to be as free
as they wanted. Moreover, the poem put emphasis on the word-we. It also
presented what young people wanted. They wanted a group that led them to
do some excited thing. In the group, they seemed to be different from other
youth. What they wanted was only doing something that they thought to be
From the poem, I felt some eruptive feeling. It broke out the electricity
and togetherness of heart. Most important of all, it presented the
the youth. they had a spirit of not being afraid of death. They searched
brightness and happiness in one moment. Compared with me, I don't have
of mettle. Perhaps that is because I always think about the end before
I do anything.
Those Winter Sundays
There are many descriptions that tell us what father does to us. Also
are many sentences that present that what indifferent between father
I am deeply moved by this true narration. For example, Cracked hands
that ached from labor in the weekday weather. How laborious a father is?
know how laborious their father is but they never say thanks. This
is a mutual understanding between father and children. There are many words
which present father's solemn, such as, chronic angers, love's austere.
This kind of emotion in the family causes the silence between father and
Actually, the speaker described the situation of a family truly. I
that this kind of indifference happens in most family. No one wants
to say thanks but they know how important their parents or their children
are. This situation
is the same as my family. We all know how laborious our father is.
But we never
say thanks to him. I think I will treat my parents well in the future.
My Papa's Waltz
The main character of the poem was the father. The father could decide
everything and he had his power. We could find his power from these
For examples; My mother's countenance could not unfrown it self. But
I hung on
like death. They could asking him to calm down and go to sleep.
I also feel that the speaker seemed to like the father. Although there
didn't have any word to prove his Joyce, from the sentence-could make
boy dizzy, but I hung on like death. I think he was happy because he
feel dizzy. Moreover, from the fourth stanza-still clinging to your
it seemed to show he did not want to stop the dance.
Compared with "Those Winter Sundays," I feel the ages of the children
different or their mood is different. From "Those Winter Sunday," the
between father and children are indifferent and they did not have communication.
"My Papa's Waltz"seemed to be happier. With the lilting dance, I can
joyful atmosphere in the dance.
JOURNAL-Art & Nature
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
There were many words, for example. the proofs, the figures,the charts
the diagrams. The speaker used many words to indicate that how generalization
his life was. What in his brains were the proofs, the figures, the
the diagrams which made him feel bored.
The speaker used "applause" to contrust his unhappiness. Just as us,
if we can't bear anymore, we often choose another way to comfort ourselves,
the speaker went out and wandered off by himself. At the last line, he
used the sentence-
Look'd up in perdect silence at the star to contrast the sentence-How
soon unaccountable I became tired and sick.
I think that the speaker liken the charts and the diagrams to his life.
How boring his life was? At the last stanza, he also told us what he
was wander'd off by himself. To enjoy the lonelyness was a happy thing
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
The poem was a jocund one. We can know that the speaker was bathed
What most appeal to him were the daffodils? He used many joyful words,
for example, fluttering, dancing, glee and jocund.
He used waves to contrast the daffodils. The waves beside them danced.
But they outdid the sparkling waves in glee. He also described that
poet would be gay. Or maybe the poet was him but we do not know.
When the speaker was alone, his heart filled with pleasure when he
of daffodils. In the last stanza, the speaker told us what the bliss
was as long as we thought of Nature.
I thought that the speaker enjoyed being lonely and thinking many beautiful
things by himself. For instance, Nature and the daffodils. He told
wonderful solitude is by Nature.