Winter Dreams Assignment

3. At age eleven, Judy Jones was seen by many as this sweet and innocent girl who people assumed would be gorgeous when she grows older. Although, her treatment towards the nurse just showed how spoiled and untrained she really was. Her language towards her was extremely disrespectful, like when she said “You damn little mean old thing!”

4. Dexter definitely quit because of the harsh treatment he received and he had enough of it. Being called a dummy, and other instances affected how he felt towards being there.

6. The significance of that text is that it clearly brings out to readers, who Dexter is as a person, and how humble he is. This story is about the denial, just as the narrator suggest. What is denied is the temptation to feed into materialistic desires and being “associated with glittering things.

7.  In part II, Dexter now sees Judy Jones as an older woman and sees beauty in her. He has a lot of feelings for her as they get to know each other better thought the text.

8. In part I, Judy’s mouth, particularly her lips, were described as twisting down at
the corners when she smiled. They saw them as no more than just a body part. But in part II, her lips are more significant to her character. They describe her mouth by saying the mobility of her it gave a continual impression of flux, of intense life, of passionate
vitality. There seems to be a connection of their feelings to the precise existence of such a small trait of her.

11.  Direction is used at the end of part II, doesn’t necessarily mean he was already steered in the wrong direction to begin with. Rather Judy Jones’ presence to him is so delightful, it gives him hope and make him picture a future with her. It signifies the creation of a better life.

12. Adult Judy Jones has a unique personality.  Whatever she wanted, she went after with the full pressure of her “charm.” She is a naturally flirtatious person, and Dexter did not plan on changing her. I do know someone like Judy Jones, in fact I believe everyone knows at least one person who acts like her.

15. In the beginning of the story, autumn made Dexter cringe and made him remember idiotic actions he done before. He would make “brisk abrupt gestures of command to imaginary audiences and armies.” But his views changed by part IV. It became a reminiscent time, and a time for him to get a grip on reality.

16. In regards to Dexter’s view on Irene, it’s goes deeper than the views he has on Judy Jones. Dexter often views Irene on how she makes him feel, not solely on her appearance. “That old penny’s worth of happiness he had spent for this bushel of content” means that that one spark of happiness he had would Judy was all that mattered to him even though she put him through a lot.

20. “The dream was gone.  Something had been taken from him.” At this point in the story, something had happened to Dexter that completely breaks his heart. His hope are vanished and reality has finally hit him.



The Life and Death of Edgar Allen Poe Assessment

¨1. Write about Poe’s mother and father.

Poe’s Mother and father weren’t the ideal parents. His father left their family at a young age, while his mother passed away from tuberculosis when he was 3. He never really knew his parents.

¨2. How old was Poe when his mother died? What did she die from?

Poe’s mother passed away from tuberculosis. He was only 3 years old when this happened

¨3. What happened to the orphaned Poe and his siblings?

Unfortunately, Poe was separated from all his siblings.

¨4. Who took in Poe and describe his upbringing.

John and Frances Valentine Allan took in Poe. Edgar and Frances seemed to form a bond, but he had a more difficult relationship with John Allan

¨5. Describe some events of his adolescence.

When Poe was 13, Poe was a prodigy poet, but his literary talents were discouraged by his John Allan. He wanted Poe follow him in his family business. Basically telling him to put poetry over money.

¨6. Where did he go to college? Describe his experience there.

Poe went to the University of Virginia in 1826. He completely excelled in his education, but never received enough money pay off tuition .

¨7. Why did Poe join the military and how well did he do?

 Poe went to Boston and joined the U.S. Army in 1827 when he was 18. He did pretty well there and earned the rank of sergeant major.

¨8. Who did he marry and what were the circumstances of the marriage?

Poe marries his 13 year old cousin, Virginia. Who ends up dying from tuberculosis as well.

¨9 What happened to Poe’s wife and how long did she suffer?

Poe’s wife dies from tuberculosis after suffering for months.

¨10. What subjects did Poe write about? What story did he create?

Poe often wrote tales of mystery and the macabre. n late 1830s, Poe published Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque



William Root Assessment

5 things I learned about early 19th century life :

  1. They were very unsanitary. Not only would they bathe only once a week, but an entire family would share bath water right after each.
  2. Religion was shown heavily in their households. The piano could only be played if it was a psalm and all the toys the kids played with were biblical characters.
  3. They separated the kitchen from the house because fires were so common due to bad kitchen etiquette.
  4. Slavery took place and they were usually they cooks and did all the cleaning.
  5. Women had to practice being graceful and proper regularly. It’s very clear how unfairly women ere treated at these times.                                                                                                  -Bathrooms were always left of the house because it was improper for women to ask where the restroom was so they’d have to just excuse themselves                                          – There were even games young girls would play that taught them grace

Abigail Adam’s Analysis

Chisom Ukwuoma

AP Lang

1st Period

In this passage, Abigail Adam writes a letter to her son on January 12, 1780. She urges him to use every opportunity he is given and take advantage of it. He is on his way to France with his father, John Adams, who will later on be the second president of the United States. Adams goes on to state her claim using persuasive devices throughout her letter. She begins with an emotional appeal which will appeal to the reader’s emotion and engage them into her point of view. She then adds analogies into the text when comparing travelers to rivers in the sense that they “improve their qualities as they pass along.” (Adams, 20) The introduction of that comparison was ethical appeal as she references it to a former author she has met with before. This is used to gain the reader’s (John Quincy Adams) confidence on her stand point. She believes John is completely capable of such greatness if he applies himself more.

Adam’s tone throughout this passage remains very optimistic and expectant as she continues to see John’s potential and expects him to make the right choices. She reminds him how much being alive at this time is a privilege, saying how geniuses wish they were born at this time. Imagery is used when she describes the scenery of a flowing river giving John a visual of the message she wants to convey to him.

She then continues on to explain how John will be a huge asset and how he’ll fulfill her high expectations. But she will then remind him how much they support him and how much love they have for him so he is not pressured into anything. Abigail Adams uses an Allusion into history as well as the past explaining the purpose of why he takes this journey so that he will continue to thrive and learn new things there. Another allusion is used when she brings up American history gaining independence which is brought up to describe how hard others before him have worked.

Argument Essay Prompt


As a child, your parents always wanted you to show respect and to be obedient at all times. We (for the most part) then grow up with this mindset, wanting to rid everyone of disobedience to keep order. At this point we are reminding ourselves that obedience is the key, and going against that is belittling. But what we forget is obedience keeps us complacent. That moment when someone shows defiance, they challenge the power which allows potential room for change or growth. In society, people are often scolded for their disobedience because it represents lack of discipline. It’s when you are disobedient, you are considered disrespectful and or rebellious. But seen in the eyes of the Irish author Oscar Wilde, we would not strive as a people without a bit of healthy disobedience. In history, it isn’t until someone goes out of character, when things begin to show a shift. Truly disobedience is a trait that is highly taken advantage of. The claim Wilde makes on how through disobedience that progress is made, is completely valid and is often forgotten.

All throughout American history, African Americans were treated with much hate. Especially in earlier days when slavery was very prominent up to days of segregation. It’s peculiar to even condone such treatment, yet it was so hard for people at that time to stand up for what they knew was right. The courageous behavior shown by those such as Martin Luther King sparked immediate change. At that time, it was indeed considered disobedience and rebellious to go against the power (racism), but it wasn’t until that certain someone went against what was the normal which now results in society today. Of course it isn’t perfect considering the great amount of racism found today, but the fact that it has come this far from one person’s decision to “rebel” exemplifies the importance of some healthy disobedience.

Narrative Response

AP Language


Narrative Response

Deep within the back woods of the Salem village, several girls hold a secret get together. There they have the time of their lives. There they dance around, sing songs, and cast “love spells” for their future boyfriends. All the girls joke around with all the fun, but unfortunately Abigail Williams sees this as no joke. She takes it to another level by killing a chicken and throwing into the pot. “Abigail, what are you doing!?” yells one of the girls in a traumatized voice. Soon they all hear footsteps approaching. Reverend Parris spots the girls in the woods dancing around and singing. The girls immediately flee, leaving Abigail and Betty Parris. Reverend Parris is beyond confused and disgusted when he realized he saw someone naked and he wants to know what is going on immediately. They have no words for what takes place and agree to not speak on it. But that changes quickly.

In no time, word has spread in the village of the young girls dancing in the woods at night. Everyone has their own interpretations on what is going on. One of those interpretations is witchcraft. At this time, their religion would allow no leeway in the participations of any sort of satanic work. The rumors get very aggressive; people want answers. Betty Parris lies in her bed without movement as if she has been possessed. When the situation begins to turn at Abigail, she begins to take matters into her own hands. When the girls are asked what they did in the woods, no one wants to say a thing. After a long silence, “It was Tituba! She made us do it.” Abigail blurts out. Everyone gasps, then the girls begin to agree with Abigail because of her persuasive attitude. One girl who doesn’t say anything is Mary Warren. She knows Tituba is as innocent as you can get and will not support Abigail in her lies. She does not speak up against Abigail, but she also not speak up against her for now.

Couple days past and the accusations of witchcraft grow day by day. Now it gets to Elizabeth Proctor, the wife of John Proctor when Abigail sets them up with a fake voodoo doll which she uses Mary to deliver it to them. John has enough of Abigail’s antics, and demands Mary Warren go into court immediately and set the truth straight. Mary is nervous at first, but she knows she has to do what she has to do. She is done with all the lies and how they are tearing the town apart. So the next day they are all called into court. The group of girls who danced in the woods sit in the stands. Mary and John Proctor stand next to each other with Abigail across from them. “I have nothing to do with any witchcraft, Danforth I love God,” says Abigail trying to save herself. “Quiet.” he replies, “Mary, is it true that everyone Abigail has accused of witchcraft has all been just one big lie?” Danforth asks Mary. “Yes, now I’m telling you, she was the only one in the woods who wished death upon someone. The others performed in no such manner.” Mary states. “She’s lying! Isn’t she girls,” Abigail directs to the group of girls. They all stay silent and are shaking from fear. This is the first time ever, when they girls will not go along with Abigail’s side. Abigail breaks down in tears trying to make it seem as though she is the victim, but no one feels any sympathy.

“Abigail, if this is all true, confess you sins now so God can forgive you for these lies.” Danforth says. “I don’t know how many times I have to say, I love God. I have never to falsely accused anyone who I wasn’t sure was a witch.” Abigail says while wiping her tears. Mary turns to the girls for her last hope. “Girls, you all can be saved from these lies too, you don’t have to hide behind Abigail anymore so tell him the truth.” She says. The all look to each other and nod their heads. Mary is shocked by the answer she receives and turns back to Danforth. “The girls have something they want to express to you concerning Abigail,” Mary says. One of the girls rises and room becomes silent. “This has gone on long enough Abigail! We can’t take the lies anymore!” she says. Everyone becomes speechless including Abigail, whose heart is now broken, comes to a realization she cannot get out of this. Another girl stands next to the one standing, and soon they all make their way up in agreement. “Yeah!” they all yell. Mary falls to the floor in such relief while Danforth has a word with the judges. Danforth rises slowly. “Abigail Williams, for all the lies you have spread, and chaos you have created, we sentence you to life in jail.” John Proctor gets his wife back, and all the accused of witchcraft are now free.

AP Lang & Composition Quote

“Don’t let your fear of failing keep you from trying

There are many instances when we’d like to try new things and step out of our comfort zones. It isn’t till then when we begin to flourish and grow. But having fear of the outcome will only keep you from taking that risk to be successful in whatever you do. Life begins when you step out of your comfort zone. To those who are afraid of taking risk, you’ll never know until you try. In everything you do, you have to put yourself out there and not allow the unknowingness of failure keep you from what you want to achieve which is greatness.

 “Fear” and “Failing,”two F words that you shouldn’t let take control of your life. If this quote were to be worded differently, I feel as though it would lose emphasis on the fact that you have the ability to not be afraid and that you can take risk.

This quote is extremely relevant to my life. Often times I become content where I am in situations because I never believe in my self. I’m always trying so hard to hope for great outcomes but never push myself to even try in the first place. When I begin to overcome greatness, I believe in myself and positive things happen!the-7-rules-of-personal-success