E7 L160 – Takeoff

Packing for flight is a burden, Finding the parking’s no fun, Waiting, waiting, waiting ‘til time, To finally get on the plane! Waiting on the plane is annoying, Until the plane starts moving along.  The undocking was slow, But the plane sped up As it raced down a runway Towards my Gram and Pop. The…

E7 L155 – The Odyssey Books 9-12

In the time of Homer, one of the two major books were the Odyssey, a story about the adventures of Odysseus on his way home from Troy.  Over time, he runs into a cyclops names Polyphemus, a witch named Circe, his battle comrades in the land of the dead, and even Athena herself. In book…

E7 W30 – My Brother

          As the day grew long on the night of trampolines, a ten year old boy managed           To hit me on the leg, an get me out.           As the round was finished, he regained his territory within the game           Just before the oldest person in play let loose…

E7 L145 – Adventure of the Round Table

When time was gay, the village was an uproar in happiness, singing like the birds, for a holiday was here, Lancelot was here with it.  Also, present was a friend of the Knight’s by the name of Francis.  These two were talking in earnest, about crops, and swordsmanship, and sometimes political matters.  While talking over…

E7 L135 Review – Summary of The Taming of the Shrew

          Ove the past four days, I have been reading a play called The Taming of The Shrew by William Shakespeare.  The play is about a parent who has a beautiful young daughter and a shrewd, sharp-tongued, rude older daughter.  He must marry off his older daughter before the younger one, and has a big…

English 7 L130 – Thomas Sawyer’s Vocabulary Examples

          In the past week I have studied many different ways of expressing thoughts, including some very interesting ways, like soliloquy, personification, and Imagery.  Each of these words represent a set of things that help the reader better understand what is going on in the book.    Personification is giving an inanimate object, like a…