Monday, April 25, 2016

Blog Nineteen: Intro Poetry Reflection

1. I believe that a poem should have a deep meaning and expresses feeling. A poem should also have figurative language and either a character, plot or setting

2. I believe a poem should not include bad grammar, useless information and NO copying someone's poem

3. The poems written by William Williams are very simple and actually I think require more knowledge because you need to get a better understanding of what the author is actually saying. The poem written by Anne Bradstreet seemed more straight forward and I already understood what was going on in the situation.

4. Both poems are similar because they both are written in stanzas, both contain literary elements such as plot, characters and setting. They also both contain figurative language.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Blog Eighteen: About My Father, Jackie Robinson

1. I think Sharon Robinson wrote this article because she wanted to express what her father went through and the struggles he had to face. I think his daughter wanted to show how Jackie changed the face of America, baseball and the community in general.

2. The main idea of the article is to show Jackie Robinson's life and how determined he was to become a baseball player. It shows the struggle and pain Jackie had to to go through.
 The article is more than just someone becoming a baseball player. I found evidence for my answer on paragraph 10, from the beginning to the end.

3. The "color barrier" was mainly the fact the blacks and any one colored and whites were separated. Because of the color barrier there were only whites on the major league baseball and blacks weren't allowed to interact with the whites at specific times. Branch Rickey was known for breaking the "color barrier" in Major League Baseball.

4. Rickey needed to know Jackie Robinson's college statistics for multiple reasons. Rickey found out that Jackie was the leading basketball score in the conference and the national champion in the long jump and also and All-American halfback in football. I found all of this information on paragraph 7, from the beginning to the end.

5. Jackie Robinson had to have strength to "turn the cheek" and overcome the meanness of everyone. He had to have mental and psychical strength. For example, on paragraph 9, Rickey acted out "a racist fan shouting angry insults."

6. According to paragraph 10, the article states, "Today, Major League Baseball players come from around the world and and continue to break barriers of culture, language, race and religion." Because of Jackie Robinson, the world saw that people of all race and religion can do anything a white man can do. We are all the same.

Blog Seventeen: 42 Reflection

          According to the dictionary, discrimination is, "the unjust or prejudicial of different categories of people or things." I believe the no one should ever be considered in a "category" excuse of their race or religion. In life, people should have equal opportunities in education and life. I believe the discrimination is when you are being automatically put into a specific group because of your race and religion. This can cause people to make fun of your and can even affect specific everyday tasks.
          Years ago, my father grew up in Serbia, Europe. He stayed there for exactly three years and then my grandparents decided to move to America, where my grandpa's sister was staying. My grandparents, my father, my uncle and my grandpas wife and husband all lived in a small house. One day my grandparents afforded to by a house in Berwyn next to Hiawatha. My father became going to school there and didn't no any English. People made fun of him because of his name and the way he talked and the language he talked. People called him louie pooy. Later in life he became successful.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Blog Sixteen: Dignity

Where is there dignity in silence? One time, I got in a disagreement with my mom. My mom kept telling me how I was wrong and how I shouldn't have done what I did but in my opinion I was right. I didn't want to lie. I listened to my mom but then talked back because... the first amendment, freedom of SPEECH. I then, got in trouble. I think, if I had stayed quiet then my mom would of given me more respect.