Figures of Speech: Sunrise on the Veld

Simile: It means you use like or as in a sentence.

Example:Then he sprung out, like a fish leaping from water.

Personification:the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

example: Wall if trees that shut it smiled scornfully.

Juxtaposition:he fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.

example:Pity and terror

Word Craft: Sunrise on the veld

Triumphantly:in a way that shows great happiness or joy at a victory or achievement.

Vigilant:keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.

Abed: In bed

Luxury:the state of great comfort and extravagant living.

Lintel:a horizontal support of timber, stone, concrete, or steel across the top of a door or window.

Scornfully:as something done without respect, or something done showing displeasure

Reluctance:unwillingness or disinclination to do something.

Hollow:having a hole or empty space inside.

Precious:of an object, substance, or resource

Crook:the hooked staff of a shepherd.

Swiftly:at high speed; quickly.

Foliage:plant leaves, collectively.

Scouting:the action of gathering information about enemy forces or an area.

Ranging:vary or extend between specified limits.

Companions:a person or animal with whom one spends a lot of time or with whom one travels.

strides:walk with long, decisive steps in a specified direction.

Duiker:a small African antelope that typically has a tuft of hair between the horns, found mainly in the rainforest.

Tumult:a loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people.

“a tumult of shouting and screaming broke out”


Crimson:of a person’s face) become flushed, especially through embarrassment.

Unbearable:not able to be endured or tolerated

Horizontally:in a horizontal position or direction

Exulted:of a person or their rank or status) placed at a high or powerful level; held in high regard

Ponderous:slow and clumsy because of great weight.

Cautiously:in a way that deliberately avoids potential problems or dangers.

Glistening:(of something wet or greasy) shine; glitter.

Seized:take hold of suddenly and forcibly.

Vaguely:In a way that is uncertain, indefinite, or unclear; roughly.

Unalterable:not able to be changed.


Stoicism:the endurance of pain or hardship without a display of feelings and without complaint.

Convulsing:(of a person) suffer violent involuntary contraction of the muscles, producing contortion of the body or limbs.

Strode:past of stride.

Gristle:cartilage, especially when found as tough, inedible tissue in meat.

Incredulously:in a manner indicating disbelief

Uselessly: in a manner indicating disbelief.

Dismay:consternation and distress, typically that caused by something his dismay, she left him.

Rustling:make a soft, muffled crackling sound like that caused by the movement of dry leaves or paper.

Sulkily:as something done in a pouty way or in a manner that shows unhappiness.

Defiantly:in a manner that shows open resistance or bold disobedience.


The Good Old Times!

When I was little my grandma would teach me how to cook pancakes every morning. It is good to have memories because they help you to remember who took care of you, taught you to cook and more. Now that I’m grown we still do things together. It’s like redoing the old memories but just in a different style. Memories are there for a reason – for lessons and what you will do next time. The good memories are good for the fun times you have in life and just having a good time. The bad memories help you learn not to do it again and help you make the right choices next time. For an example I broke my grandma’s picture of her parents by accident. Now I try to be careful with picture frames.


A Time to Try New Things

The teenage years are made to try new things. During these years we can join sport teams like badminton, basketball, volleyball and soccer.  Some of us will keep playing these sports as adults, but some of us will find other hobbies. Schools can give opportunities like workshop, home ec and sewing , music  and art, etc. Other hobbies you can do are skateboarding, biking, running and more. A lot of teens use social media – Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Kik are just a few popular ones. A person should try as many new things as they can because maybe you  like some and will join a group. When you try new thing it can help you grow to become a cooler person.

A Chain Smoking Groupee

A band that I am really into is the Chainsmokers. They released their first song “#Selfie” in 2014.But I did not know about them until “Roses” came out in 2015. There are two band members Alex Pall was born on May 16, 1985, and Andrew Taggart born on December 31, 1989. The Chainsmokers also have some girls do duets with them for their music. I just love when they have duets with other people because its make them their sound bigger and stronger. They do swear in their some of their songs but some they don’t. I think their music is awesome! One day I would like to go to one of their concerts. A huge fan favorite album is “Memories Don’t Open”. The songs on that album talk memories of what others and possibly us go through in this world. For example, “things were sweet three months ago, When I was living how I wanna on my own” from their song Bloodstream is about a guy that remembers how his life used to be and wishes he could go back to that time. Everyone has regrets and wish we can relive that time to make different choices. One thing that I don’t regret is liking this band even though not everyone thinks they are cool.  Their songs make me feel hopeful.                           


“I didn’t go on the ski trip” poem

The fire of hope gets put out by the singing of the wind,

While the wind weeps away

The leaves going with the wind

Flew away to a far away land

Leaving the city behind

See the light from the cars and trucks

The world around me became pitch black

I see nothing in the dark

But only a small glimpse of light far


Bright lights blinded passengers very badly,

Which could make them very madly.


Ten minute spill

Mother will let you lick the strawberry ice cream.

The voices are coming from the cloud.

The doctor comes over me and

Clicks the needle into my arm.


Grace is limited.

Put it in the fast gear!

The ladder goes up then lowers.

There is plastic bubble wrap on the ground.

Please put the tea away.

Five easy pieces

On the arm is 98228

Hugging herself

The castle of no point of return

Why do you feel comfortable here?

Being comfortable


Emotional Landscape

Ponies munching on grass

Ash burning by the fire at dawn

Tree transport to little willows

Grass snakes slither in the jungle

A bush with thorns and roses

Get your passport, set out and leave the airport


Walk on the rocks, over the streams

You have gardens to pull the weeds out of.

Light breezes against the sun

The cafe theme is black and white

Cherries are joy to eat


Eye liner traces around my eye


Cut and scratched by the pen knifes

Walk to the station when its dawn

Storm clouds with rain and a lighting bolt

Amber packs her suitcase


Dreams about reality come as Im on the road

Munching in a cafe in Campus

Dry mouth from eating salad

A deer in the forest eating juicy peaches.

Idea to image poerty

Snuggling with my teddy bear

Being with friends and family

Knife can kill someone

Makeup makes me feel pretty


It was a mistake!

Blood bleeding out of me

Heaven when you die

Hungry for a snack


Ash Wednesday

Bullets shooting people

Terry Fox ran across Canada

Hawk swooping down

Ode to stj

Books lined up in a bookshelf

Someone walking in the hallway

Chromebooks in every classroom

Flags hanging above the cafeteria

Crafts on elementary doors

As colorful as my eyeshadow

Binder on the ground

TV in the gathering room
Cars outside at the school

Clocks ticking

Like fingernails on a table



He stands their frozen, mouth agape

He is faced with the sprawling ultra-modern metropolis

Tell me the truth so I can get on with my life

The clock on the wall reads ten minutes to one



I’m going to allow you to get your luggage

His single case on his knees, his hands resting on the case

On the other side of the hall

Stands amidst a group of late night travelers


Having finally exhausted his exploration

If you wouldn’t mind waiting in the waiting room

Looking very lost and alone

So I must wait in New York