Thursday, September 23, 2010

Entry three

Charlotte's Webb Appreciation's 

    Well this book has alot of things to appreciate. I really appreciated all the mini photos given in the book.It helps me visulize the scenery or a person or how an object looks. I also appreciate the very detailed descriptions. Like when i am reading and the author descripes something like an item, how something smells, the scenery of when the author compares the characters feelings to something.
      For example in chapter 3 the authour describes the barn by saying'' THE barn was very large. It was very old. It smelled of hay and it smelled of manure. It smelled of the perspiration of tired horses and the wonderful sweet breath of patient cows. It often had a sort of peaceful smell – as though nothing bad could happened ever again in the world. It smelled of grain and of harness dressing and of axle grease and of rubber boots and of new rope. And whenever the cat was given a fish-head to eat, the barn would smell of fish. But mostly it smelled of hay, for there was always hay in the great loft up overhead. And there was always hay being pitched down to the cows and the horses and the sheep. The barn was pleasantly warm in winter when the animals spent most of their time indoors, and it was pleasantly cool in summer when the big doors stood wide open to the breeze. The barn had stalls on the main floor for the work horses, tie-ups on the main floor for the cows, a sheepfold down below for the sheep, a pigpen down below for Wilbur, and it was full of all sorts of things that u find in barns: lad-ders, grindstones, pitch forks, monkey wrenches, scythes, lawn mowers, snow shovels, axe handles, milk pails, water bucket, empty grain sacks, and rusty rat traps. It was the kind of barn that swallows like to build their nests in. It was the kind of barn that children like to play in.''
       I love the way the author goes into deep detail like that and really describes how the barn looks, where things may be, the kind of mood the barn gives off, the smell, how the barn changes over the seasons.This things really help me see the barn threw my charcters eyes, smell what thet smell get the mood that they feel at the moment.Details like this also helped me understand the charcaters feeling,when the author describes them and their actions it helped me with their charcater traits and why they do certian things. I am always finding a new theme in charlottes wed the more i read and i appericate that. It helps me see that theres more to the book than what meets the eyes.Each theme makes me see that this book is more than just a kids book.
     One last thing that i appreciate about the book is all the connections i can make either to myself, a frind i know, or a text to world observation.It helps me think about the book more deeply. There are alot of things i appreciate about charlottes web, and i think without them this book wouldnt be as intresting as they are now.   E.B White......

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