Responding to “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

Found Poem: The Fault in our Stars

their lives lit up,
loved, and hopeful,
powerful,
look at the person who loves you,
and smile
you think you are on,
on a roller coaster
that only goes
up

live powerful, loved
but someday, you look up
and cry
nothing,
nothing but a sadness.

still,
live your best,
best life today,
and go,
all the way
up

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The Fault in Our Stars. Digital image. deviantart.net. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.

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Advertisements and Poems

In english class, we were told to to compare and contraast how poems and ads use textual and visual language to move people.

I think poems use mainly text, and less visual language. Poems makes you think more about what the poem is trying to make you think. I think poems have a smaller target audience than advertisements because not everybody can read, and think about the poem right, or the way the poet wants the audience to think about it. But, I also think that the poems are more deep, and thoughtful, and I personally think that poems are more heart-moving than advertisements, because it makes you think more, and if you think about it, it makes you more emotional than just advertisements directly telling you the message of the advertisement. I also think that poems are visual, but just explaining the visual part in words instead of pictures. You will need to imagine it, which makes you more emotional, because you imagined it.

I think advertisements are mainly visual language, and less text. Advertisements tells the message of the creator more direct to the audience, I think it has a larger target audience than poems. It is because it is simple and not too complicated, so the audience would not have to think about it deeply, so I think it is more easy to understand than poems. However, I think advertisements have a weaker effect of heart-moving because it tells the message directly, it doesn’t make you think, so  it doesn’t make you emotional like how poems do, but instead advertisements use pictures and visual support to make the audience more emotional.

In conclusion, I think both advertisements and poems are good but in a different way, but have the same purpose. It is hard to chose one or the other, but I think I would decide depending on the topic, which is better for that situation.

How friendship can overcome things :)

“You don’t always have to see to believe.”(side of the cover 13 treasures)

13 Treasures. Digital image. Goodreads. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.

I read this book 13 treasures, by Michelle Harrison. This has a interesting setting, and this is a book that has magic realism in it. This book is about a girl named Tanya who can see magical creatures, and one of the creatures fairies, is ruining Tanya’s life by bullying her, destroying things and making it Tanya’s fault, or making people think that. In fact, other people can’t see fairies. Everything changes when she goes to her grandma’s house, she also gets to the closest to death as she would be able to.

I think the important part of this book is the theme, which I think is friendship can solve almost any problem. It is because Tanya’s problem seems impossible to solve, but when she is the closest to to death, her friends saves her.

I think this story has a very interesting and a meaningful theme, but I think this story is too simple.

I think this is a partly good book because it has a really meaningful theme, which I think is good. I like how the author tells us how friendship can overcome almost everything. I think this is a good theme because this tells how much friendship is important, and I also agree that it is important.

I think another point that this book is good is that how the setting is magic realism. I think that most teenagers don’t prefer  fantasy-fantasy world, nothing realistic, but I also think that most teenagers also won’t prefer a completely real story. In my opinion, I think magic realism is the best because it is realistic, but more interesting events happen in a magic realism book than a non-fiction book.

I think people should read this book because this book makes you feel happy about their friendship, but a little scared looking at what they are facing, which can also mean death, if they lose. I think including death makes people want to read to the end of the book, and I personally think you should.

To conclude, I think this is a really interesting book that girls should read, because it isn’t too magical, nor too realistic, and also the book also tells you how much friendship is important in our lives.