I will tell you what I did this year in English and the books I read and some of the vocab.
Socialism: Socialism refers to a broad array of doctrine that imagines a socioeconomic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to social control.
Hedonism: All actions can be measured on the bases of how much pheasant and how little pain they produce.
New age Pantheism: All is one. There is no ultimate distinctions between humans, animals, or the rest of the creation.
Humanism: Man is the measure of all things.
Atheism: It is the lack of belief in god and/or the belief that there is no god.
Theism: It refers to the belief that God created the world yet transcends it along with the idea that God is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent.
Existentialist: Existence precedes essence. You cannot by thinking, find the meaning of life.
Diction: A style of speaking or writing terminated by the choice of words by a speaker or a writer.
Materialism: All things are composed of material and all phenomena are result of material interactions, matter, is the only substance.
Rationalism: A belief or theory that opinion and actions should be based on reason and knowledge rather then religious belief or emotional response.
Point of view: The narrator’s position in relation to the story being told.
Narrator: A person who narrates something, especially a character who recounts the event of a novel or narrative poem.
Pragmatism: It signifies the insistence.
Se stet: Last six lines of a sonnet.
☺Books I Read This Year☺
1. The Dragon and the Raven by G. A. Henty
2. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
3. Wulf the Saxon by G. A. Henty
4. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
5. White Fang by Jack London
6. A Knight of the White Cross by G. A. Henty
7. The Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
8. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
9. Select Stories from Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
10. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
11. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
12. Lion of the North by G. A. Henty
13. Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
14. Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
15. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
16. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
17. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
18. Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson
19. The Odyssey by Homer
20. The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
21. Short Selected Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Frost, and Carl Sandburg
22. Short Stories by Edgar Allen Poe, O. Henry, Jack London, G.K. Chesterton
☺Books I Liked This Year☺
Books I liked this year are 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, and 22 on the list above. I am going to tell you about some of the books that are numbered right above this sentence.
1: Dragon and the Raven is not about a dragon or a raven but about England and Edmond and what there enemies did. Edmond was not a real person in England back at that time but it is based in history events that really happened. The dragon in this book was a ship that the king of England built and it was fast. Most of the country was being destroyed and there religion bing attacked and there head figurers beheaded. They didn’t make a army at first and every man was for himself. Edmond and his father were kicked out of there house and have been living in a swamp. At the end of the book the Raven comes in and is a ship with Edmond’s girl friend on it and her father is with Edmond and they go after the Raven to get her and to kill the captain on the ship. They make it to the ship and get her and killed there captain and Edmond marries her.
3: Wulf the Saxon is not a true person that lived before. It is about The Battle of Hastings and that the king was killed. They went to battle at the end of the book and lost after the king was shot by an arrow and four knights went at him in a fight and was killed by the Normans.
4: Treasure Island is like treasure planet but this is where they go to an Island and find treasure that a pirate named Ben hid in the cave of his, they take the treasure and went home.
6: There is a knight that is on a island and gets knighted.
7: Robin Hood is when Robin and his marry men go on adventures and have fun and even crash parties.
8: Robinson is on an island and learns how to survive and how to make life more pleasant and over the years he goes home and finds himself rich.
14: Little Men is like Little Women.
15: Tom Sawyer is when Tom goes to school and how he meets a girl and how he gets rich and how the life in the 1800’s were. He becomes a pirates and lives on a island with his friend Huck and someone ales. In history they would have lived in the USA in the colonies and near the Mississippi river.
This was a fun year and I learned lots of vocabulary words and style of writing. I have reed Tom Sawyer twice before I reed it this year. I learned that Tom is from three kids that Mark Twain know and took there personality and put them into one character.☺
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