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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hercules Crushing the NBA

Hercules, A Basketball Professional!!!!

     " It was amazing how he dunked over Kobe like he was thin air!" one spectator exclaimed. " It's as
if he had practiced for centuries!" another said. Hercules has recently joined the Miami Heat and has lead them on a streak of wins! Their last game was against the Lakers and the Lakers just got crushed! Dwane crossed Kobe, Lebron spun Kobe, and most of all, Hercules dunked on Kobe.

Hercules may even beat all the records made in NBA history. The association said Hercules was so good that they decided that he would get the ring for every year till the end of his retirement! That's just one of the accomplishments. Do you think Hercules deserves these rewards? Also, do you think that anyone can defeat this Basketball machine? Tell us in the comments below and remember to give this your best thought?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Zeus, King of the Olympians!

Introduction

     Have you ever heard of Greek mythology? If you have you may have heard of Zeus. He was a determined, powerful Greek god. He wouldn't have been the ruler if it wasn't for his determination. His father, Cronus, ate his Zeus's brothers and sisters knowing that one of his children would overthrow Cronus's kingdom. Fortunately, Zeus's mother hid Zeus and gave Cronus a rock to eat instead. As Zeus grew up he freed three monsters that would help him defeat his father. As a gift of freedom the monsters gave Zeus the power of lightning. Later, Zeus gave his father something to eat which made him throw up his brothers and sister. Together they defeated Cronus and gained control of the kingdom.

What Do I Think?

     I think this is the best greek god of all. After all, he is the king of the olympians. I would respect him greatly knowing that he could electrocute me in less than a second. Just look at the picture above. Doesn't that intimidate you in the slightest way? Well it scares me as much as a mouse cornered by the most monstrous cat in the world. Although, I think Zeus is a good roll model too. He was determined and because of that freed his siblings and even got the power of lightning! Isn't Zeus just so cool!?!

Your Turn

     I did my part so now you do yours. Did you hear when I wrote about respecting Zeus? Well, if you did, in the comments below please write about whether you would respect him or not. It doesn't have to be long, either. Well, see you later!


Monday, May 19, 2014

Myths and Legends News Article

Universal Times

Typhon and His Children Wipe Out America

Juan

Staff  Reporter

“The whole West-Coast has been wiped out by all the monsters ever known to man!” staff reporter, Juan exclaims. California has been completely turned to stone by Medusa, while Washington is nothing but ashes. Only one person lived to tell the tale. Mr. Bernstein says, “It was so unrealistic. I saw Hydra’s head appear above the water so I drove away from him.” There are no sightings of any others. 
As the monsters approach they are wiping out everything in their path. They are beginning to clear central America. Typhon destroys the Mayan Ruins with two strikes of his tail. Minotaur rams over the AT&T Stadium in Texas. Will us humans survive!?!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Down A Dark Hall

A Summary

     Down A Dark Hall is a Gothic novel. A mysterious and scary book as this shouldn't be kept unread, you know? Well, if you haven't read it yet then this may give you the idea of what you are missing. It all started when Kit wanted to go to a boarding school with her friend,Tracy. When she got in and Tracy didn't she pleaded with her mom not to go, no was not an exception. As she reached the school she had word for it-"evil". Later on she finds out that there are only 3 other students attending and they all are special in a peculiar way. One by one they each find out they have new talents that are given instantly. Later, Kit, at around 2 o' clock, finds herself sitting in front of the piano and one of the teachers next to her recording her. Kit asks what happens and brings everyone else down there. Read the book in order to find out what happens!

What Do I Think?

     This story was an addictive, bone tingling book. I don't usually like books, but this one was different. With my teacher reading it to us half the time with perfect dialogue this book got interesting in deed. In other words, a book this good shouldn't be kept lying around. To be honest this book scared a little, but what's the point of your life if you don't get scared? Don't you want to come across something at one point and just scream your hart off? It happened to me just a couple of days ago. The point is that you should read it and it doesn't matter if you get a little scared. So when you finish reading this get to the nearest Down a Dark Hall book and start reading (once you like this blog, that is).

Your Turn!

     You heard how the book kind of scared me, right? Well, if so tell me the most scariest book you have read. Tell the name of it and the type of reaction you had. Put this all in the comments below. Well, good bye and please like this blog. PEACE!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Edgar Allan Poe: The Poet

A Man of Wonder

     Amazing poems, and amazing poet. All born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts found in the U.S. . For some people his poems were worth dying for! Where do you think he got his ideas. What in inspired him in other words? Take a guess. His family? The nature around him? Well, as he moved from place to place, devoting all his time on literature ,he stayed in Baltimore from1831 to 1835. There he got his inspiration from Virginia, his aunt's daughter. And then... all his work flew out of him like the sky not holding back any more and just letting the wind blow everything away with no authority and control. Now, there are stuff you may not know about Edgar Allan Poe. For instance, did you know he died a mysterious death. No one knows how he passed away. The last words he said were, " Lord, help my poor soul." Also, did you know that Edgar Allan Poe wrote at least 70 poems though not all of them were published. To end his life he died on 1849, a life living it to the fullest.

A Poem

     If you don't know any of Edgar's poems here's one for you below.

A Valentine

  For her this rhyme is penned, whose luminous eyes,
    Brightly expressive as the twins of Leda,
  Shall find her own sweet name, that nestling lies
    Upon the page, enwrapped from every reader.
  Search narrowly the lines!- they hold a treasure
    Divine- a talisman- an amulet
  That must be worn at heart. Search well the measure-
    The words- the syllables! Do not forget
  The trivialest point, or you may lose your labor
    And yet there is in this no Gordian knot
  Which one might not undo without a sabre,
    If one could merely comprehend the plot.
  Enwritten upon the leaf where now are peering
    Eyes scintillating soul, there lie perdus
  Three eloquent words oft uttered in the hearing
    Of poets, by poets- as the name is a poet's, too,
  Its letters, although naturally lying
    Like the knight Pinto- Mendez Ferdinando-
  Still form a synonym for Truth- Cease trying!
    You will not read the riddle, though you do the best you can do.
The message in the poem that the author is trying to say is that he likes her and this is his love poem to her. Him as in Edgar Allan Poe and her as in his wife. I chose to show you this poem because it showed uniqueness from the rest fir some reason. I read it before and I just think it is different. I can't relate to this poem because I don't have a love in my life yet. Maybe not for another 10 years or so. So absolutely no relation! Finally, I think the poem has a happy mood trying to bring happiness and affection to certain woman I think. I believe this because it is a Valentines poem so the poet may want to show respect and kindness toward it's "target".

Examples

Alliteration: scintillating soul

Personification: brightly expressive as the twins of Lida

Repetition: Of poets, by poets- as the name is a poet's, too

Rhyme Scheme: a ,b ,a ,c ,d, e, d, f, g, h ,I ,g ,j ,k ,j ,l ,m ,n ,m ,l

This is a poem with rhythm and rhyme endings. I can tell because after looking at the rhyme scheme many letters repeat.

Your Turn

     Now it's your turn. Did I miss anything? Were there any alliterations, repetitions, or any other figurative language such as imagery in the poem that I missed? If so please post I in the comments below. Also, you could check the link below to see anymore poems Edgar Allan Poe wrote. Well, that's all folks! Peace!


http://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/poe/poe_ind.html







Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Iceland is Awesome!

Iceland!

     Ever been on island. Well, if you read the title you probably know that I'm talking about Iceland, the 18th biggest island on the planet. If you don't know where it is it lies in the North Atlantic Ocean, home to about 320,000 people. However, most of the population lies in the southwestern part of Iceland where the capital city of Reykjavi is. The rest is randomly placed throughout the rest of the island. And how big do you think it is? 20,000 square miles? 60,000? Nope! The correct answer is 40,000 square miles. Also, how cold do you think Iceland is on average? Maybe 0 degrees farenhiet. Or possibly -30 degrees farenheit. Doesn't that sound reasonable? Well, you are...( drum roll:dum dum dum dum)...wrong! It may even be warmer than New Jersey in the winter. How could this be true you ask? I mean Iceland is at the tip of the Artic Circle. Well, the Gulf Stream brings heat to the whole island making it a cozy place to be. This also helps with the ice in the costal line. Now there will be no ice just tumbling on to shore or freezing all the water on the coast. Iceland, don't fear, for the Gulf Stream is here!

How I feel?

     "Let me help you with that." Oh I'm sorry I was just booking my friend a ticket to Iceland. I told him all about my blog and he just had to take a vacation there. I'm just helping him pack his clothes. "Peace Albert!" So where were we. Oh yeah, I was talking about how good Iceland is. My words about it: great place, wonderful scenery, nice climate, and just a nice island to be on. Next time your there just take some time do some of the stuff i said in this blog like visiting the scenery and/or maybe even taking a shower, getting in comfy clothes and wrap yourself in blankets, make some hot chocolate, and finally sit in front of the TV and just relaxing. Take my advice, you'll love it.

Your Turn

     You heard how I talked about the Gulf Stream and how it warmed up part of Iceland making the climate not so bad. Well, your assignment is to research another place related to this idea of a stream or other natural feature that affects the climate of a certain area. Please answer this in the comment section below. Remember, it's all up to you. Peace!
    

Thursday, March 27, 2014

FiLIP

A Phone for Youngsters

     Ever dread buying your child a phone. If they are between the ages of 4-8 then I have the perfect phone for you. The idea of this phone is to ensure your child's safety. Have you ever lost your child. Maybe at Target or another store. Well, my mom did. Careless, right? Well, I bet it will happen to you at one point. So be prepared. I introduce to you the latest, the most fashionable FiLIP!!! This is a very good watch-like phone that allows you/your parents to see where ever you/your child is. So now if you loose your child or get lost your self your answer will be on your wrist. This allows you to make five contacts and has 2 buttons on the side of it. The buttons allow you to call and scroll down. Also, are you worried about your child texting. Well, that's no biggie either. The contact list can only be edited by you/your parents smartphone. So your parents can edit the contacts so that your mom, your dad, grandpa, grandma, and a trusted relative will be in your contacts. Now, those will be the only people you can text. And don't worry about if it will break. The FiLIP is practically indestructible. It has a strong. rigid plastic casing making it harder than ever to demolish. Plus, no apps or games are available for the FiLIP so don't worry about that. Now, do you see the importance and capability of the FiLIP. Well, I do.

My Opinion

     Isn't that so cool. A phone for kids. It's wierd because my parents don't let me have a phone while they already made phones for younger aged kids. I'm starting to think my mom just doesn't want me to have a phone just because. Now, back on topic. The FiLIP has everything a child needs. Notice how I didn't say wants. I said needs. There's a difference you know. As i was saying there is almost nothing better that could improve the FiLIP. Isn't that amazing.

Your Turn

     Now it's your turn. You know how I talked about how no improvements could possibly have been made to make the FiLIP better. Well, guess what you're going to do. In the commets below list any changes or improvements that you think a child could possibly NEED in a situation where you get lost. It's all up to you whether you wanna do it or not. PEACE!!!