This week was not amazing. I feel like we didn’t accomplish a whole lot because of the fog delay on Tuesday and the fog day on Thursday. On top of that, I did not understand this week’s poem. Like at all. I was, and still am, completely and totally lost. I did not connect with it like have with the other two poems, and that bothers me. None of the ways that it was presented to me actually made sense. I think part of the reason was that I don’t really have any experience to pull from that relates to the poem, so I did not get that same “click.” The poem “Bright Star” was not a shining star for me this week.
The other big thing we did was start our unit one project. I am in a group with Erica, and I think it should go well because we are pretty similar in our literary endeavors. We have characterization and point of view as our Elements of Fiction. I have read all of the characterization paper and part of “Sonny’s Blues” for the short story. I enjoyed it quite a bit actually. “Sonny’s Blues” is very interesting, but I’m still not that far in, so there isn’t a whole lot of character development going on yet. Here is a link that talks about the importance of characterization in literature. It gives good examples and defines it very well. I look forward to finishing this project.