Journal: Insights Into Character

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Journal: Insights into Character Answer the following questions in complete sentences. Be sure to use examples form the stories and poems to support your answers. This assignment is due after you complete Lesson 8; you must turn in the assignment to your teacher by the due date to get full credit. Total score: ____ of 45 points (Score for Question 1: ___ of 15 points) Explain how “Two Tramps in Mud Time” uses poetic techniques to tell a story and develop character. Answer: Rost compares his wood chopping to the others who pass by. He chops not only for heat but it’s done with love. The others do it only for pay. The poet shows through details about the weather and wildlife how much chopping wood is part of his life. The tramps chop wood only to survive instead of it being a lifestyle. (Score for Question 2: ___ of 10 points) How do the authors of the stories “Everything That Rises Must Converge” and “Star Food” both use everyday events and details in their stories? What larger ideas do the everyday details suggest? Answer: Everything that rises must converge. – The author uses everyday uses everyday events to tell a story of intolerance and the affect it can have on others. While the mother was firmly against interrogation her son was able to overcome her opinions and be open minded. The larger idea is that everyone is the same only with different skin color. Star Food – The author uses everyday events to tell a story of internal struggles. Dade is unsure of what he wants to do in life but his father expects him to take responsibility for the store. Dade’s emotional state causes him to feel pity for an elderly shoplifter therefore disappointing his father. The longer idea is that it is okay to dream of being something more but you still have to take responsibility for your own decisions. (Score for Question 3: ___ of 12 points) Explain the ways in
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