I choose these four specific images because I feel as if these images visually give you a more detailed picture in your head about the events that occured to Rios himself. These images make it seem as if it was
Dear Saoronn :
I am intrigued with your post, “What’s Life in 20 Years?,” because when i was younger i once had the same goal as you, which was to become a chef and its always nice to hear someone as passionate as they are with their goals.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Throwout 20 years my life will get harder and harder…[Read more]
Dear Alex :
I am happy to hear about your post, “The life of Ramirez,” because the fact that you don’t have support but you are willing and determined to gain it inspires me to do the same if at some point in my life i don’t have support.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ I will make my family happy more happy than they ever…[Read more]
I enjoyed reading your blog posts. I have never read Victor Rios’ Street Life, but through your description of sensory details, I can tell that it invokes strong emotions from the reader. I agree with you that the strong wording he uses, such as “fleeing” create a vivid picture in the readers mind of the hard life he has lived. Im curious, are there any other sensory details used? Visual, auditory, tactile? These can sometimes be hard to find in books, especially biographies. Also, do you think Victor Rios specifically uses kinesthetic imagery in one part of his book to invoke some feelings and visual to invoke others? Thanks for your post!
I woke up with enough sleep to keep my eyes open, but my body begs to differ. As my vision clears up, I see (with no surprise) my husband dead asleep. Thankfully he doesn’t snore as loud as his parents. Now, I can
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We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
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