Figures of Speech: Sunrise on the Veld

Alliteration- “in this thick tangled grass”

In life we come across obstacles, this line about thick tangled grasses could be used as a symbol. There’s a lot of different animals that could be hiding the grass and if we decide to be scared of what might lay in those grass we’ll never be able to accomplish anything. If we decide to keep going and face our fears at the end we’ll become successful by facing our fears and beating the obstacle in our life.


Symbol- “wall of tress”

The wall of tress could symbolize a border in your mind that separates two different ideas or memory apart. In a distance a wall of tress blocks your sight to see the other side but when you get closer you can see the other side around the tress. Our mind is like this when we have a vivid idea or memory it seems like we’ll never know the answer but when start to remember or have a bigger understanding on the idea our minds opens a whole new world.


Personification- “sun painting”

Nature can be so beautiful that we have no words to describe them. We end up giving them action words like “sun painting”, the sun isn’t actually painting but at times the sunrise and sunset are so memorizing. At times we also say this because the sun shines over world that it seems like its painting over us to give us light.


Paradox- “dogs running free”

The dogs aren’t free, they’re still under the control of their master. In this world we all think we’re free but we still need to follow rules and laws that the government puts out for us.


Symbol- boy not wearing shoes

The boy was showing that he had strength and courage by becoming one with the earth. The little rocks and dirt on the ground was making him stronger by overcoming the pain and running over them for miles.




Word Craft: Sunrise on the Veld

Outwitted- deceived or defeated by a greater force                                                            (the dark half of his mind had outwitted)

The protagonist mind was expecting the alarm clock to go off. Which caused half of his mind to be on guard and try to outsmart the alarm clock, this was all because of his conscious. Every person in this world has their own conscious that is always on guard no matter the scenario. After we figure out that somethings gonna happen we tend to be on guard waiting for it to happen.


Skoen- lifeless                                                                                                             – a protective covering for the foot: shoe                                                             (veld skoen that were crinkled and hard)

After using his shoes so many times to protect his feet from the hot ground. The skoen  became so crinkled and hard. This could be compared to the protagonist’s feet, he doesn’t wear his shoes till the ground gets hot. Which means when he gets up in the morning to hunt he doesn’t wear his shoes, exposing his bare feet to the ground. From doing this so many times his feet has become hard and wrinkled due to being exposed to the ground.


Tumult- chaos                                                                                                                – a loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass or                    people                                                                                                              – disorder or confusion                                                                                        (He rushed down the vlei under a tumult of crimson and gold)

At the end of the short story the word tumult could be used to describe how the protagonist feels. His life was a chaos he need help, he tried to yell but nothing was coming out of his mouth. Leaving him miserable out in the woods by himself.


Sulkily- anger                                                                                                                – be silent, morose, and bad-tempered out of annoyance or                             disappointment                                                                                                  (kicking sulkily at the skeleton)

At the end of the journey of the protagonist he had a terrible temper towards everything around him. He was disappointed with himself because he got himself in trouble by running himself out of breath.


Faltered- fall (he faltered)

This word could describe the protagonist, at the beginning of the story he was proud and felt like he was on top of the world. Near the end of the story his life felt like it was gone in a matter of seconds, he ran himself out of breath becoming helpless in the middle of the forest.




White and black, checked squares
hard to see as the same
 Just like humanity 
differ from one another

Separated by their own ways
uniqueness and hobbies
Humanity judging each other
from their different means

Society isn't always kind to us
Cruelity is constantly around
It's the real world
we have to face reality

Our dreadful ways embraces us everyday
We try hard 
to push it away
But it will always be there

The Pain Inside (“I didn’t go to the ski trip”)

Pain is a sign of great weakness
hiding inside me
Timorous to show to the world
building up hastily 

Each day I wake up
enduring the pain
Afraid to fight back
not wanting to lose

Living my whole life
with pain inside
Tired of the pain
I decided to fight back

The light that fades in the distance
 encourages me to face pain
When its all over I'll 
find prosperity at the end 

Regrets (First Line Auction)

"Limited thinking results in regrets"
The words engraved 
in the sign ahead
Reminding me all the things I regret

Since I can remember
I've made a lot of mistakes
Day by day 
I endeavor to change

Thinking more and more
about my consequences
Not forgetting my past
nor the pain I've made

I can't go back to change the past
I only have one choice to make
Changing for the better
is the best thing I've made

The Artist (Five Easy Piece)

A man painting on the wall
His hands were rough
been working a lot
Veins popping out

He painted so smoothly 
with passion inside him
Not lifting his paintbrush 
not even once

It reminded me
Of the waves of Fiji
crawling into the white beach
Gentle and flawless, not loosing a beat

"Have you thought 
about going professional?"
The words flowed out of my mouth
without hesitation

A long pause 
I started to qualm
Walking away from the man
 I hear a voice behind me say

"Look at this wall,
I wouldn't be able to do this
and share my creativity 
with everyone if I do"

The Forgotten Place (Emotional Landscape)

The rugged highway turns unusually quiet
Grass swinging as the air vibrated
The sound of the river flowing
from the distance

Tress fall soundlessly 
on the side of the mountain
Not any other person around
Just my friend and me

We grew so mindlessly of reality
Like a line that is cut with scissors
The city life is left behind
Our desire to this place is unrivaled

Our anger is forgotten
 Feeling nothing but happiness
Realizing there's more to life 
than the eye can see



The War (Ten Minute Spill)

Lost souls lies beyond the broken buildings
Afraid of their own community
Pain filled their eyes
As they lay in bed at night

Crying to the savior above
Never lost hope
That one day they could live in peace
Even in the darkest times

Each day, they walk down the deserted streets
Thinking this might be their last
Around the corner stood a soldier
Holding a rifle in his hand

Gun shoots went off the distance
"Man down, man down"
The soldier took a bullet for them
Knowing, one day they would live in peace

My Blueprint (Interests)

The “My Blueprint” website has really helped me to better understand myself. After taking the interests survey, the website has suggested that my interests are “The Aide”. “The Aide” does things that they believe are helpful for others. They are also straightforward, physically active, practical, and would do anything even if its risky. This means that they won’t shy away from life or death situations or decision. The website also determined that my interests are 52% realistic and 50% social. Realistic people prefer to do more hands-on activities and social people choose to work around with people instead of working independently.

My Blueprint Survey (Personality)

After taking the survey for personality on “My Blueprint”, the website determined my personality to be INFP (The Healer).  I stands for “Introverted” this means that I’m a shy person. N stands for “iNtuiting” this is the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. F stands for “Feeling” that means I have a emotional state or reaction. P stands for “Perceiving” this is to become aware or conscious of something. This also means that I’m a creative, artistic, idealistic, and a spiritual person.