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3-1 The three expressions that help the readers to interpret the metamorphic word ‘plant’ are not talking, not having a personality, and waiting for someone to look after. The reason why these expressions help is because a plant doesn’t talk doesn’t really have personality or hair. A plant doesn’t move or talk. It just stays in one spot waiting for someone to water it and take care of it. Like in the excerpt, she doesn’t talk. She just stays still not doing anything and just waiting for someone to come and take care of her, just like a plant. A plant always waits for someone to give water. It doesn’t talk or it doesn’t have any personality. It just waits for someone to come. In the excerpt, she is being just like a plant. Act as if she is a plant, because she doesn’t talk, doesn’t show her personality in any way and she just waits for someone.
3-2 The difference between the stative verbs and dynamic verbs are actually simple. The stative verbs are not progressive or non-continuous verbs. These verbs have unchanging meaning. Some examples of stative verbs are love, hate, like, want, and etc. Also, stative verbs have to be in simple form always. For example, we don’t say ‘This is belonging to him,’ ‘I’m wanting to eat noodles for dinner,’ or ‘I’m owing this shirt.’ We say ‘This belongs to him,’ ‘I want to eat noodles for dinner,’ or ‘I own this shirt.’ On the other hand, the dynamic verbs are action verbs. Also, they are continuous and progressive. These verbs describe activities. For examples, play, kick, eat, drink, and etc. when we use dynamic verbs, we can say ‘He plays with the ball everyday,’ and ‘He is playing with the ball right now.’ This only happens when we use the dynamic verbs. Therefore, progressive forms only occur in dynamic verbs because dynamic verbs describe action verbs, which can be changed in time. The reason why progressive or continuous forms don’t occur in stative verbs is because the stative verbs are not capable of changing. That is why they are used and behave differently.
1. The two images that came to my mind about loss of dream, after reading this poem, were death and misery. Both of these images have emotion of sadness. When someone loses their hopes and dreams, it seems like they’ve lost everything and feels like it’s the end of the world. They become sad, depressed, and lifeless. Even though they are living, there is no life in them since the dreams are cut off. When their dreams are cut off, they’ll be miserable and extremely sad. This poetry is perfect example. It says, ‘For if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.’ Also says, ‘For when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow.’ As it says in the poem, when dreams die, you are left with nothing but broken heart and coldness. It is devastating and heart breaking. Also, thinking about death and misery doesn’t sound so bright or happy, but sad.
2. A coordinating conjunction connects the phrases and the main clauses. There are seven coordinating conjunctions. There are for, and, nor, but, or, and yet. These words connect phrases and main clauses. There are two examples of coordinating conjunctions in this poem. One is ‘Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly.’ ‘Hold fast to dreams’ is a main clause. ‘For if dreams die,’ is a phrase. ‘Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly’ is a main clause. As you see here, the word ‘for,’ which is the coordinating conjunction, connects the phrase and the main clauses to make a sentence. Another example is ‘Hold fast to dreams, For when dreams go, Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.’ It’s the same as the other example. A subordinating conjunction connects the main clauses and subordinate clauses. These are few of the words that are used as subordinating conjunctions: that, as long as, if, because and. Etc. For example, ‘Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly.’ The word ‘that’ is a subordinating conjunction. Therefore, the main clause is ‘Life is a broken-winged bird.’ And subordinate clause is ‘that cannot fly.’
Last edited by Jay Louise; 30-Nov-2010 at 20:28.