Wednesday, October 28, 2009


My voice sounded thin in my ears but that was because of the smoke. He touched me on the breast and on the forehead. He gave me a bow and three arrows. After a long time my father looked up and said, "Take them, it is forbidden to travel east and across the river.


"Take them," he said. It is forbidden to travel east and cross the river.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Quotation Sandwich

Claim: John was curious about the god lives. He was also yearning for more knowledge about them. He wanted to know how they lived before his present society. He can not wait for the time of manhood when he will be able to go to his father and ask to leave for his journey.

Quote: " Nevertheless, my knowledge and my lack of knowledge burned within me- I wished ot know more. When I was a man at last, I came ot my father and said, It is time for me to go on my journey. Give me your leave.

Commentary: John was interested in how the gods lived their lives. He wanted to learn things about them that he could not learn in books. He realized that his people were very different from the gods in the past. At the time that John became a man, he asked his father to give him permission to leave for a journey to the Place of the gods. The purpose of this journey was to bring back new information to his people about the gods and how they lived.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Literary Terms :) 2

Literary Term 2:


Definition- It is the turning point of a story, the point of the highest tension or drama. It is the step after the Rising action and before the Falling Action.

Example: An example of a climax in a story is the death of Caesar in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar play.

Literary Terms :)

Rising Action

The rising action in a story are the parts that lead all the way up to the climax. It's purpose is to build suspense in the story, all the way up to it's climactic finish! However, it is not to be confused with the middle of the story, but is the action right before the climax begins.

Example: An example of the rising action in the story is found in the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Harry must go through a set of tasks to reach where the Philosopher's Stone is hidden, where he will have the final battle. These are the actions leading up to the climax where Harry must face Voldemort who is trying to get the stone.