Thursday, January 13, 2011

Poem to the photograph

Life Is An Ocean!!
by: Susan zheng

Sun dawning in the morning,
beaming and glowing over
the ocean.

Ocean is life.
It is filled with seashells,
fish, and crabs.

Watching the ocean water slap against the rocks,
feeling peace and calm.
Waves dancing and prancing under the blue hot sky.

My feet deep under the sand ,
tiny particles touching my skin.

I lay down to to see the sun dawn.
Life is an ocean,
ocean is my life,
ocean is what life should be.
(i'm bad at poems) -____- !

Photograph of the Girl

Photograph of the Girl
Sharon Olds

The girl sits on the hard gorund,
the dry pan of russia, in the drought
of 1921 stunned,
eyes closed, mouth open,
raw hot wind blowing
sand in her face. Hunger and puberty are
taking her together. She leans on a sack,
layers of clothes fluttering in the heat,
the new radius of her arm curved.
She cannot be beautiful,
 but she is starving. Each day she grows thinner, and her bones
grow longer, porous. The caption says she is going to starve to death that winter
with millions of others. Deep in her body
the ovaries let out her first eggs,
golden as drops of rain.

Response to the poem-

                     This poem is really strong because the poet studied the picture really closely. She notices details in the photograph like how hungry the girl is and how sad she looks.
                      She also uses lots of simuli "dry pan russia" to a drought. She tries to include evreything she can get of the photo like the date and location of the drought and puts it into the poem . She even has the caption from the photo " The caption says she is going to starve to death that winter with millions of others". That line also can give a clue to the reader that alot of people are also starving not just the girl and they are really suffering badly from the drought.
                     She uses powerful words like "golden as drops of rain" to show that the girl is in her puberty , and that also means that the girl in the photograph is really young because this is her first time getting her period.


Monday, January 10, 2011

This is the picture I'm going to observe on for the ELA homework.

Observations: uses lots of colors like pink,purple and green.
The painter doesn't show the vase or the place the flowers are places in.
The flowers look like real life flowers and i can some purple paint that got splash on the painting on the bottom left purple flower.
The top of this painting is very different , because the flowers aren't very clear , but it catches your eyes.
Inferences: I love the colors the painter picked because they make the flowers look very beautiful. i could tell that , in the middle of the pictures the painter might have taken a long time to paint it but as you look on the sides the flowers look like some paint just spilled on it , but i think the painter did it on purpose to make the painting of flowers very beautiful and unique.
I think this pictures catches the meaning of nature or the beauty of nature and you should always treasure it.