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Author Topic: Next to impossible english assignment  (Read 368 times)

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Offline klassykitty

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Next to impossible english assignment
« on: April 16, 2014, 08:29:33 PM »
My english teacher is a Shakespeare fanatic so for extra credit this week we had to do a sonnet based on education.
Here it is and tell me what you think.  By the way he's more interested in us trying to do it and making it rhyme than the iambic thingy.  I do like the teacher and hope to have him again in the fall. Oh yea the rhyme scheme is 3 sets 4 and 1 set 1. (If you don't understand it do not ask me as i'm not sure if I did it right.)

Impossible Education Sonnet--this is the title
 
Education is important to you
 Everyone should think that it is heaven
If you think not than you must be a fool
 Somewhere in here there must be a lesson
School may take you forever and a day
 And you might think it will last forever
 Work would be done best inside a chalet
 Just do not give yourself too much pressure
 If you think you are falling in a slump
 Quiz and test scores should not be a bummer
 Make sure not to throw the work in the dump
 If they are pretend you are a drummer
 Sometimes you might think it is all for naught
Just try and remember what you were taught

thanx
Michelle 8)
How to handle stress like a dog:
If you can't eat it or play with it.....
then pee on it and walk away

Diagnosed 01-20-2011
01-23  CD4 32    VL 125,400
02-18        76     VL 189
03-14  no cd4 test done   VL-52
04-14   69  VL-UNDECTABLE  YEA!!
05-26   50  whoopsy  
06-27   71        %-7
08-15   64 WTF %-9 
10-16  80         %7  
2012  CD4  %Thing   VL-UD
01-18  87    7
04-18  93    8  
07-16  151  8         
10-18  83    9    VL-70
2013   CD4   %thing       VL-UD
01-28  121     9
04-24  148    11   
07-25  157    11   
10-22  185    13
2014   CD-4  %thing   VL-UD
02-07 201 YEA!!!!!!  12
06-03  205      12

Offline zach

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Re: Next to impossible english assignment
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 09:18:48 PM »
this is what you wrote for the assignment? damn decent if so, understanding what you've described of the assignment. or is this like a riddle. the answer is an egg, run with that. you're the chicken, waiting

i like to write in prose. one thing i've always said about writing, or anything creative. for every ten, one will be good, for every ten good ones, you might get a great one


Offline emeraldize

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Re: Next to impossible english assignment
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 09:35:02 PM »
You have inspired me to respond with an attempt using your concept and stated  rhythm rules ...

If books and learning beckon you
Then you are a lucky student.
While making your degree come true
It's good if you can be prudent.

With abandon and serious yearning
And a mind and pencil sharp
If you're in love with learning
You'll n'er hear your teachers harp.

Within this studious pondering
I can sense there is a lesson--
That despite all worry and wondering
A passionate student must press on

As just when one cries out so loudly "it's surely all for naught!"
It's realized with certainty just what one's been taught

Offline Theyer

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Re: Next to impossible english assignment
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 07:36:36 AM »
Education is important to you
   add me , he , she , the President.
with such scope of folk, can it be true,
 This Education is the same ah the first hesitant.

Maybe Education is not the the word to hold the crown
    Learning, knoldledge , the life off a scholar.
The gift to know what you don,t, will begin the mound
 Off further Jewels that creates such civilized sound.


1st draft 13 mins  open to detailed criticism in that context
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline klassykitty

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Re: Next to impossible english assignment
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2014, 12:25:29 AM »
thanx guys
I forgot to say that each line has to have 10 syllables.

Em--I used to work naught because I couldn't think of anything that rhymed with nothing.

I wasn't concerned about the beat thing (that's the iambic thingy) and focused more on the syllables and rhymes

The extra credit points will replace a bad quiz grade, a missed quiz (For me it will replace a missed quiz), or just be added to the overall points you have.  He will do it whatever way will  give you a better grade.

Tonight I finished my movie review on A Clockwork Orange; which was the actual assignment but extra credit always helps.

Thankfully the semester is almost over. :D

Michelle 8)

How to handle stress like a dog:
If you can't eat it or play with it.....
then pee on it and walk away

Diagnosed 01-20-2011
01-23  CD4 32    VL 125,400
02-18        76     VL 189
03-14  no cd4 test done   VL-52
04-14   69  VL-UNDECTABLE  YEA!!
05-26   50  whoopsy  
06-27   71        %-7
08-15   64 WTF %-9 
10-16  80         %7  
2012  CD4  %Thing   VL-UD
01-18  87    7
04-18  93    8  
07-16  151  8         
10-18  83    9    VL-70
2013   CD4   %thing       VL-UD
01-28  121     9
04-24  148    11   
07-25  157    11   
10-22  185    13
2014   CD-4  %thing   VL-UD
02-07 201 YEA!!!!!!  12
06-03  205      12

Offline mecch

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Re: Next to impossible english assignment
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 04:07:03 PM »
So what did you say about Clockwork Orange.
First time I saw that movie, it was another era (before so much 24h/7 media supply and therefore a certain familiarity with violence).  I barely was able to sit through it.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Next to impossible english assignment
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 05:11:11 PM »
thanx guys
I forgot to say that each line has to have 10 syllables.

Em--I used to work naught because I couldn't think of anything that rhymed with nothing.

I wasn't concerned about the beat thing (that's the iambic thingy) and focused more on the syllables and rhymes

The extra credit points will replace a bad quiz grade, a missed quiz (For me it will replace a missed quiz), or just be added to the overall points you have.  He will do it whatever way will  give you a better grade.

Tonight I finished my movie review on A Clockwork Orange; which was the actual assignment but extra credit always helps.

Thankfully the semester is almost over. :D

Michelle 8)

I like the word naught !   I saw Clockwork Orange in high school. I should see it again.
10 syllables huh?  Hmmmm. 
I like it when teachers give opportunities for extra credit.

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Next to impossible english assignment
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2014, 05:40:01 PM »
Ok. 10 syllables per line

If today books and learning beckon you
Then you are surely a lucky student.
While making your college degree come true
It's good if you can be truly prudent.

With abandon and serious yearning
And a mind and a pencil both sharp
You may find surprising as you're learning
You'll likely never hear a teacher harp.

Within this slightly studious pondering
I am starting to see there's a lesson--
That despite all the worry and wond'ring
A passionate student must just press on

If frustration makes you shout "it's for naught!"
Then you'll realize just what you've been taught.

 


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