Saturday, December 29, 2007

Section:6 Post: B

In this section close to the end, Baltimore,Dank,and Henry robb white men for there money. As they entered the room filled with men, they had over heard them being talked about as bad nigers. In the end they get the mony and Baltimore kills a guy name Louis. because Louis put his brother in jail for no reason and while he was in there he was killed. Was wrongly accused of in a situation that occured awhile ago.Then the men set up to hang low for awhile since there will be cops around searching for Louis's murderer and about the people who were robbed.
Baltimore also takes Franchetta out at Uncle Chunk's bar.Ther they had set up their plan to rob the men.Baltimore met a lady at a diner and they rented a hotel room and slept together there for onl a few hours instead o the whole day/night. Her name was Macy and she named Baltimore ham-n -eggs since thats what he usually always get from a diner. Before they met up with eachother at the diner,the night before he had seen Macy and her boyfriend.At the clun/resturant he saw that her boyfriend was abusive.

Section:6 Post A

2 vocab words-
Inquired:To seek information by questioning;ask:to inquire about a
Persuaders:To induce to undertake a course of action or embrace a point of view by means of argument,reasoning or
3 ex.of personification-Imagery-was used when the three boys:Baltimore,Henry and Dank robbed all the white men for there money.And Baltimore shot one of the guys in the head and chest,named Louis only because he got his younger brother sent to jail and killed.A mental picture was brought to mind in that scene in the book of he closing section of 6.
Symbol-A gun was used in the scene to threaten the men for there money and for Baltimore to kill Louis.
Metaphor-When Baltimore says Louis deserved to be killed.Even though he killed his brother doesn't mean everyone and anyone should get punished as o killing.Quote-"He deserved to die"pg.235
Emerging Theme:When hey rob the white men for there money and when Baltimore kills Louis. pg.234

Monday, December 24, 2007

Section:5 Post:B

Frannie,Melvina and Daisy bring up an old relationship/fling that happened awhile ago between Franchetta and Baltimore.They discuss it in a way that brings up to many memories for her but good ones.Because at the moment he's staying with the four girls for a little while with his friend Henry.While there in the house together they still have this passion to sleep with one another while there their together.
They have a family type dinner together one night where they all dress up while the girls prepared their food.They start to have Baltimore and Henry stay at their place or awhile.

Section: 5 Pos:t A

2 Vocab words-Divan-A sofa or couch,usually without arms or back,often usable as a
Forked-A utencil with two or more prongs,used for eating or serving
3 ex's of figurative language-Imagery is used when they explain how everyone is looking for dinner,you get a mental pictur in your head when they say in the book: Hours later,dinner was served as everyone sat around the table in evening attire: lon sleeves,dressy slacks,dresses,and
Irony-is used whem henry says Uh-uh,apple pie is the root of all evil!" When what he really means is that Melvina's pie was nasty(apple).pg.195
personification-is used when one of the girls out of three of them say "But what if things get to hot for all of us." which is meaning Henry and Baltimore staying with them not just because of the heat in the
Quote-When Frannie says "He must have been heavy on your heart onc upon a time." She says this to Franchetta because way back they used to talk and now they don't they're just like old love birds from the past. And Daisy and Melvina bring up her past in a discussion in the kitchen.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

secton 4 post:B

Two black african american men with little money,hard laboring jobs,and has alot of racisim and discrimination going on around there time. When they're getting ready to eat dinner after work they get a kock on the door. Wen Henry answers it he describes him as an older loking white man with grayish white hair. The guy demands Baltimore to come with him or else he'd shoot them. So Baltiore goes with the guy.And the guy tells him "when we get inside,I don't want you to speak,cough or break wind.There are some very important people in there,and they won't stand for a uppity niggr interrupting their entrtainment," he warned Baltimore.

In th end the guy looses and while they're walking from the place Baltimore stabs the guy and tries to hide when he hears someone coming. When it is actually his friend Henry. They take his clothes and Baltimore steals his gold ring off his hand. After they get his stuff they pack up on a train to kansas city. When they awake they get a hot plate of breakfreast at a near by diner.From there they go to a shop where they go shopping fr ew clothes but are used. They use the money from what they stole that night from the white man. Next they catch a cab where they know the guy in it, who takes them to a a girl named Franchetta's house to stay.

section 4 post: A

This is the second part of the book of a different story called:Bad Luck Shadow-
Tortuous-Having many turns,winding or twisting.pgs.159
Imagery- is used when Baltimore kills a white man because of him having to go gambling with hi and miss a hot meal for the night.
Metaphor- is used in the book when they say" A tortuous evening of bowing and shuffling had gotten the best of Baltimore Floyd."pg.159
Irony- is used when Baltimore teases and says"You ole rascal,I don't care what you had to do to com up with this meal fit for a king,but i hope your eyes was closed when you did it."pg.160
Quote-"shut that cupboard so they can't smell the taters." Henry said. This is when hey get ready to eat their hot meal for the night after a long and hard days work. And Henry only says this cause they hear a knock at the door and they don't want to share their food with
An emerging theme is when Baltimore kills the white old man that made him go with him gambling.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

section 3:post B

In this section it talks about how Renee feels after the outcome of her best friends secret. Renee now is sad,depressed,and drinks alot.When she thought the whole time that her husband and best friend hated each other,it was only to show that they were together once before and she slept with him.And she feels bad cause she loves him,has been with him for 6yrs.and had a child for him.So basically she feels used.Because really to get to Inez he had to start dating her best friend Renee who he met at a club one night.So now that they've grown to like each other more then he thought he decided to leave Inez alone and to just spend his life with Renee.

This also goes back to the beginning because after this happened a few days later she went out to the club,where a guy set her up for prostitution.And that is how she got put into jail.In the end when she got out after 3 long months,Robbie her ex said he would have bailed her out if he would have known.All along he had her back even if she had left him for another man cause Robbie wasn't good enough for her.

section3 post:A

Farce-foolish show;mockery, a ridiculous sham. pg.120
Whimpered-to cry or sob with soft intermitten sounds;whine. pg.119
3 examples of figurative language-Imagery-when renee says to her bestfriend Inez"you slept with my husband?" pg.118
Onomatopoeia-When it says that Renee whimpered do weak she could hardly stand. pg.119
Irony- used when her bestfriend Inez tells her the truth about her and Leon used to be together,Inez knew what was expected and going to happen.She knew soonr or later the truth would come out, and it eventually did 6yrs. later. pg.116
Quote-"I just don't show it the way you do." pg.116 the significance is that Renee is more to herself while hr bestfriend is more out there and outspoken.So Renee's basically saying she's not all out there and like that.And this is when Inez tells her bestfriend the secret she's been hiding from her for 6yrs.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Hornet League Debate Actvities1

*Changing your curfew time with your parents-It occur in peoples home.The purpose is for a longer time to stay out than usual.Yes it may change the parents decision.This is a structured debate.It effects the decision making process by if you really need a curfew change or not.

*What movie to see with a group of friends-It occurs at the place your going to see the movie at and on the phone.The purpose is to know and decide which movie is better and what to watch.It could help to arrive as a better decision and then again it can't,because it depends on the person and how they feel on the decision being made.It effects a persons feelings.Structured.

*Why we have so much homework from our English teacher-This debate occurs at school and in the teacher's class.The purpose is to know why and stop our curiosity.It could arrive as a better decision and then again no,because most of us students feel different on many things and don't like much homework.This is unstructured because you always need to have homework so you can learn and stimulate your mind.In the end the answer from the teacher effects us students.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

week 2 postB

Through the second section is about her best friend Inez not approving the guy Renee is talking to. Renee still feels bad about dumping her ex Robbie for another and better guy.She still has feelings for her ex but she knew she didn't want to spend her life with him.
Renee gets the courage to dump Robbie on the phone instead of in person. Robbie tells Renee that no matter what he will always be there for her,in times of need. Her new boyfriend Leon goes and meets Renee's mom and younger sister.Her mom approves of him because he was nice and fixed her moms bathroom her mom felt he was very thoughtful and helpful.They talk about marriage and how Renee's best friend Inez wants to be the maid of honor,but her boyfriend Leon can't stand her.They can't stand each other.She learns that Leon s much of a big spender,because he really doesn't want a big honeymoon trip.Renee's best friend is in the middle of her third divorce.Renee realizes that Leon is a little bit controlling/demanding and stands on what he wants. He thinks it's right for him to go to the club and drink with his boys, but she can't do the same with her girls.Wherever she goes like on a trip or something he wants to go and be with her.She wants a child of her own but she knows that he's in no hurry to have another child like he already has a 9yr. old girl. On purpose she gets off birth control to get pregnant since she wants a baby of her own.

week 2 postA

preoccupied-previously occupied;taken;filledpg.82
gasped-to draw in breath sharply,as from
I magery is used when Renee is pregnant and she puts an image in your head while reading the book of what it's like to be pregnant.
When Renee is questioned by her best friend as to if she was to cheat on her husband if the right man came aroundwould she do it, Renee lies and says no.Using irony as a cover up of if she would or not. She says she doesn't care for anybody else when really she's just covering up the truth,and turning it into a white lie.
A mtaphor is used when Renee says"I didn't think BMW's ever broke down." Being sarcastic in a way as she says this to her best friend Inez.
The theme from section two is when Renee is pregnant for the first time in her life.
Quote-"I had grandaddy backaches."pg.82 when Renee is further along and progressing in her pregnancy.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Renee's husband says to her "You got yourself in this mess. You get yourself out!"pg.9 This kind of has a connection with me because when I'm in a certain situation my mom or dad/guardian let's me know that if i did something i wasn't suppose to do and my punishment was good for me, then they'll keep it that way.Example:if a teacher punishes me for something I did wrong in class.It would be their o.k. for the teacher because at the time i was their responsibility.So its like if i got myself into this trouble then oh well cause it was all up to me or my fault.
The world can treat you like that to sometimes like when a homeless person begs for money from someone and that person turns them down, then that's like saying "you got yourself like this why should I help." And sometimes it could be really mean to say that especially when that person needs your help.
The Media could be like when they're showing different commercials that you know won't work or isn't true then mostly likely their sending you a message saying "I don't care you picked to have our product now deal with it. " It's like a slap to our faces that they don't care about us as human beings.In the book Renee(main character)feels bad that her husband doesn't care about her enough to bail her out of jail and the trouble she's gotten herself into.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

post A

weary-pg.29-physically or mentally exhausted by hard work,exertion,strain,fatigueed;tired

wrath-pg.28-strong stern or fierce anger;deeply resentful indignation

figurative language-irony is used when she says "ugh...well,kind of. she's really not sick when her husbands asks her if she really is. she's being kind of dramatic in the condition she's really in.
Imagery is used when she explains what it is like and how it is in jail
Simile is used when the guy who sets her up for prostitution , the courts believe she is like a prositute for taking money for sexual acts with the man who set her up.when really she isn't. she just tok the money because it was offered to her and she really is a mom and a wife.
My quote-"you are not going to help me?" she says to her husband when she's in jail for being set up for prostitution and had an affair with her
Theme-when she describes of when she first met the guy who she married and her friend disliked him.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

HEY!mr.Hatten,my book is 276 pages,it's made really for an adult so it's a challenging and good for me as a sophmore 2 read. published 2006,fiction,and i chose this book because the cover and title captured my attention. my book is called:BORROW TROUBLE