Monthly Archives: September 2013

Words of Wisdom…

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“We tend to think that our entertainment can be neutral, but it isn’t. It either glorifies God or taints man. We all must be wary of what we read and watch.”     -Called to Write by K.M Logan and C.M Logan

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Will there really be a morning?

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This post is especially for my fellow insomniacs:-)

I don’t know what the author intended this poem it to be about, but it makes me think of when I can’t fall asleep at night.

Isn’t this the truth?

    Will there really be a Morning?

by Emily Dickinson

Will there really be a morning?
Is there such a thing as day?
Could I see it from the mountains
If I were as tall as they?

Has it feet like water lilies?
Has it feathers like a bird?
Is it brought from famous countries
Of which I have never heard?

Oh some Scholar! Oh some Sailor!
Oh some Wise Men from the skies!
Please to tell a little Pilgrim
Where the place called morning lies!

Ode to Classic Literature…

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I’m a teenager in a world of my own.  It’s hard for me to relate to other people who are my age, because I’m so different than they are.  I don’t read popular books or watch popular movies.  What I really love is classic literature!  Most teens have not heard of the books that I read or if they have, it was because they had to read it for school.

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Currently, I am reading David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens.  It is so amazing!  The writing style is beautiful and skillful.  Dickens understood humanity so well!

These are some quotes from David Copperfield, so you can have a taste of classic literature, if you’ve never read it before.

“Though perfectly familiar with them, my conduct and manner were different enough 

from theirs to place a space between us.”    

 “He was musing, not speaking to me; so I remained quiet.”

 

“It made me very uncomfortable to have him for a guest,

for I was young then, and unused to disguise what I so strongly felt.” 

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I’m so sad that this kind of book isn’t appreciated by younger people.

Classics are almost always written to show something else or to portray a deeper    meaning, which makes them harder to read than modern books.  I think most people  don’t like how much work these books can take for you to understand them.    Modern-day people just want an exciting adventure book, or a gripping vampire  romance.  I know these books have appeal and are not all bad, but they defiantly  don’t have the same depth as classics do.

For a while I started reading more modern books, and I thought that I really liked  them, but then when I read a classic book again, I thought “Why did I stop reading  these? They’re so good!”

Another thing classics taught me is that people really haven’t changed much.   The  characters in classics are not very different from people now.  They only speak  differently.

 

 

What you would say now:

How you would say this in the 1800’s:

“Who do you have a crush on?”

“Who is the girl that has won the affection of your heart?”

“It was so embarrassing!”

“My cheek turns scarlet when I think of it”

“I had a horrible day!”

“It was a day wrought with sorrow.”

“She’s insane.”

“She’s mad!”

“I’m so sad.”

“My heart is filled with extreme anguish.”

 You get an idea of what the language was like back then.  I know this way of speaking might annoy some people, but trust me, you really do get used to it as the story goes on:-)

 

I really wish more teens would read classic literature!

You know how some people say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” I like to say “Don’t judge a book by its copyright date!”