Oct 26 2013

50 Word Challenge Entry

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I was running, running away from Big Boy Bob. He has been on me since I stole his ‘precious’ little Layla. She came to me and yet it is my fault!??? Anyway Bob’s beefy arm was about to clobber me when a someone took me to a dark dark tunnel…….


Oct 12 2013

Animal Farm Homework 3

Task: In Chapter 5, how does Orwell/Squealer use language devices to show the other animals that there is nothing wrong with what Napoleon did, and there is nothing wrong with Animal Farm? I will use PEAL to express my points and views on this task.

Orwell uses language devices and sophisticated language to overwhelm the animals with information to sympathize with Napoleon expelling Snowball out of Animal Farm. Orwell uses Squealer as the mouthpiece for this.

“Suppose you had decided to follow Snowball, with his moonshine of windmills–Snowball, who, as we now know, was no better than a criminal?”  “I trust that every animal here appreciates the sacrifice that Comrade Napoleon has made in taking this extra labour upon himself. Do not imagine, comrades, that leadership is a pleasure! On the contrary, it is a deep and heavy responsibility.” This is evidence that Orwell did use sophisticated language to challenge the animals thoughts on Snowball and Napoleon.

“Moonshine of windmills” is a adjective and is sophisticated language. I think the reason why Orwell used sophisticated language was to mess with the minds of the animals so they would believe Napoleon is the true leader for Animal Farm. I trust that every animal here appreciates the sacrifice that Comrade Napoleon has made in taking this extra labour upon himself ” is also another tactic of Squealer’s to embrace Napoleon as a true leader and Snowball as a outcast. However this quote from the book  “Surely, comrades, you do
not want Jones back” shows how Orwell is always referencing Mr Jones (the dictator of Manor Farm) and how the pigs are becoming more human than they were before. Is this a sign that Napoleon is more of importance than any other animal?

 


Oct 12 2013

Blog Upgrade

Hi Gabriel,

I’ve upgraded the theme on your blog because you were originally using one that is no longer compatible with the updated version of the blogging system. I’m sorry to have done this unilaterally. If you don’t like the format of this one, you are welcome, as always, to change it to something that better suits your tastes.

Kind regards,

 

Chris Waugh


Oct 9 2013

Basketball Poem- By Gabriel Odenore

Basketball is my sport
I love to run up and down the court
Dribbling and layups are not far away
While spin dunks and 3-pointers I dream to do on 2K

Dribble to the left, dribble to the right
While coach says basketball is just like a fight
Where on stupid mistake, one silly play can lose the game
While not turning up to training may lose you your fame

I love the pressure that basketball brings
Where seconds can decide if you get the NBA rings
Ankle breakers, posterizers and flashy passes look so cool
Forgetting the fundamentals make you look like a fool

Every kids dream is to be a franchise like MJ
But I will never forget the day
When I laid my eyes on Kevin Durant
When he shot over a player and made the player look like an ant

Well what I’m trying to say is basketball is more than a sport
It is a mentality, a mind set and a thought
You have to work hard and train yourself to learn the basics
While just being tall doesn’t mean you will make it!