English Unit 3 PT Reflection

How does the poetic devices affect the audience?

Poetic devices affect the audience in many ways. One of them is feelings. Poems have poetic devices that can deeply show how the author was feeling. This helps you to understand how the audience can feel for the author or what it is about. For example if the author uses the metaphor he is a strong lion. This can prove that he is passionate about the person. The author also has a feeling about the person that he is powerful and strong and is fearless. Poetic devices can also affect by teaching the audience life lessons. It helps them in not ideal situations and what to do. It tells about how to be a better and improved person. For example if the author uses words that really impact how the audience thinks. When they are out in the world they would think differently in the situation.

Did any of the poems you read about family help you to understand your own family or other people’s family in a different way?

Poems about family really had an effect about my daily life and what I do. They make me think what I should be doing and how I should react. I should be more thankful for what I get and appreciate my sibling and parents. For example for my poetry box I did a poem called “Those Winter Sundays”. This poem is about a child who is the author realising what the father did and what his father gone through. It also talks about in winter as a harsh condition. The father stills goes and works hard to make money to support his family. This helped me to understand what I should be doing for my parents to make their lives better and easier. This is because of how much they are doing for me already.

Some of you may have started the unit not liking poetry too much. If that is the case, do you have a more positive attitude toward poetry now? Why or why not?

When the unit started I was a little bit nervous to what I will expect for the new unit. To me I first thought poetry is supposed to be  more heartwarming towards other people. Later I realised the endless possibilities in poetry. You can be as creative as you want compared to other writing styles. I have eventually led up to a point where I enjoy listening to a variety of poems and trying to figure out why it was created and the deep meaning behind the poem. Poems always has something new for you to learn. Even if you read the same poem twice you will get a new perspective towards it. With the units I had a good time creating connections and how they are all really related. Overall, poetry is a huge range with poems that can give you a variety of feelings. This is what gives me a positive attitude towards poetry.

Chinese Unit 2 Reflection

I was well prepared for the Crit C and D but not Crit A. For the Crit C and D I practised the format to make sure the date is on the left and the weather is on the right. I also studied key words to help me when trying to create sentences on the assessment. The Crit A I didn’t study hard enough and I didn’t really understand what the video was talking about.

In Crit C and D I did okay with getting a 4 and 5 which is a huge improvement compared to my other chinese assessments. I learned how to use phrases we learned in classes with basic knowledge to create a chinese piece about how I feel about Canada and what I did there and how did I travel.

I have shown the most growth in writing. I improved on basic Chinese characters. I started to lean by trying hard in class and going to the lunch revision classes. This will help me not stay behind.

I still need to work on many things. One of them is I need to be able to write chinese characters based off the pinyin. I really struggle writing chinese characters based off, of how people in videos are talking. I also struggle when saying chinese characters. I can work on memorising chinese vocabulary.

I can work on talking less in class to understand what the teacher is talking about better. This will help when learning phrases that are relevant to the topic. Understanding these will give me an advantage towards other students who don’t really focus in class.

 

PE Skills That Are Helpful

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  1. Many skills are helpful in my everyday life. One of them is the ability to communicate with my team members. This will help with some group projects and group work. Another skill I got is planning what to do before hand. In some subjects when there is an assignment I am going to work on I should create  mini plan to what I will do to be successful.