Journals


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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, a sorrow. 
The speaker just writed the process consciously, she didn't add anything into 
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 great. 
From the poem, I felt some eruptive feeling. It broke out the electricity 
and togetherness of heart. Most important of all, it presented the rebeldom of 
the youth. they had a spirit of not being afraid of death. They searched for 
brightness and happiness in one moment. Compared with me, I don't have this kind 
of mettle. Perhaps that is because I always think about the end before I do anything. 
JOURNAL-Family/ relationships 

Those Winter Sundays 
There are many descriptions that tell us what father does to us. Also there 
are many sentences that present that what indifferent between father and children. 
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? The children 
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 children. 
Actually, the speaker described the situation of a family truly. I believe 
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 sentences. 
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 a small 
boy dizzy, but I hung on like death. I think he was happy because he didn't 
feel dizzy. Moreover, from the fourth stanza-still clinging to your shirt, 
it seemed to show he did not want to stop the dance. 
Compared with "Those Winter Sundays," I feel the ages of the children are 
different or their mood is different. From "Those Winter Sunday," the emotion 
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 feel the 
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 and 
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 charts and 
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 wanna do 
was wander'd off by himself. To enjoy the lonelyness was a happy thing to him. 
 

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud 
The poem was a jocund one. We can know that the speaker was bathed in Nature. 
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 even a 
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 thought 
of daffodils. In the last stanza, the speaker told us what the bliss of solitude 
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 us how 
wonderful solitude is by Nature.