Boy Commentary

Boy passage reflects on a young boy that expresses all that he has learned and experienced in life. All duties that teach him about responsibility to become mature such as throwing the trash, mowing the lawn and using the weed eater show the way he will be responsible in the future by getting chores done and cleaning after himself. It also explains how he has hobbies. It is important for young boys to have freedom of fun and play sports such as football, riding a bike and going fishing. These are also a part of maturing for the fact that exercising makes you grow healthy. His respective attitude is also a part of his life. He helps his parents, dresses properly—no sagging, covers his mouth when he coughs and does not pop his chewing gum out loud to startle people. This shows his respect towards society and it is also an important part of maturing. Love is definitely exposed in this passage. Since love is one of the most important elements of growing and maturing, Boy explains how to love your parents by hugging them and kissing them because you really never know when they will not be there for him anymore. Not to say, he also describes how the presence of God is love by going to church every Sunday. He expresses his love towards God by asking if you will sing like you mean it by singing from the bottom of your heart. In other words, there is no sense of going to church if you don’t sing to him. Growing to become responsible, respectful, healthy and lovable are all duties that young boys have to go through in life to mature and Boy passage explains how his life duties have been a part of his life and growing towards maturity.

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Boy

Dress up every morning beginning on Monday and go to school; don’t sag or you will look like a gangster that you are so bent in becoming; make sure your stomach is not empty; this is how you make toast, don’t burn it or you will have to scrape the top off; this is how you tie your shoes, make sure you double knot it twice, this is how you ride a bike; this is how you throw a football, make sure you use all your strength to go long; know when to start on your homework or else you will run out of time; this is how you read with excitement; this is how you read a boring story; when you go shopping with mommy, help out with the bags; this is how you make bubbles with your gum, make sure it doesn’t stick to your hair or you will have to stick with a shorter hair style; when you chew gum, don’t pop it—it sounds rude and annoying; this is how you push a lawnmower; this is how you use a weed eater; be very careful how to put the string around it; when it is time to take out the trash, make sure to empty all the trash cans; this is how to enjoy an ice cream cone, lick it quickly before it melts; when you get a cough, cover your mouth; make sure to cover your nose before swallowing medicine so you won’t taste it; do not pick on anyone—they might just pick on you; this is how you ask a girl on a date, and if she says no don’t get discouraged there are plenty more to ask; Don’t ever pick your nose, is shows how gross you are; make sure to go to church every Sunday; and when you sing, will you sing from the bottom of your heart; this is how you show your love to your parents, hug them and kiss them every day, you never know when they will go away!

Journal 2



The most difficult part of essay one for me was to describe my analysis. I was able to write what I observed but not able to analyze or describe its purpose. It could be easy to write what you see but having to describe the meaning of it was more of a challenge for me. I was confused at het beginning for the most part. After you would have read my essay one, I made the reader think I was more into selling the product and not describing the advertisement and its purpose. When I received my essay one back from being revised and graded by my professor, I was given an idea as to what I needed to correct and I now have done many changes that delivers the right message towards the reader.

The part of the essay one that changed the most was stating my thesis in almost at the end of every paragraph to remind the reader the purpose as to why they are reading what I wrote. This way the reader will be entertained and will continue reading if the point is found interesting. I also had to add my description to my analysis this way the reader receives more of a clear picture of your message stated in the advertisement in essay one. Coherence is very important when it comes to writing, the reader needs to be able to understand almost exactly what you are trying to convey.

What surprised me the most about essay one and still am surprised, is the time and concentration it takes to specifically express your thoughts into writing. I never thought it would be harder to write rather than just speaking out the message you want to convey. This assignment has really taught me how to put my thoughts into writing and how cautious and analytical you have to be.

I choose a piece of an entire puzzle picture to describe my journey through my essay one. There are many pieces to a puzzle that you need to accomplish and you have to put them together in the correct way otherwise, it is not complete. As well as an analytical essay, you must express your thoughts to describe your meaning and state your point otherwise what would be the sense of writing and for what reason?

Journal 1

Logos these days for insurance companies are being used by consumers. Logos may have bright colors, style letters, pictures or word acronyms. Consumers receive their messages almost through all media, web, post mail or through word conversations you may have or overheard. Insurance logos are one of America’s most seen.

Allstate logo spells its’ name with bright blue italicize letters for a fancy look and it is not all-caps. The logo sounds as if they are located within in all states. The symbol of hands that are used in this logo symbolize that if you ever were to fall they are ready to hold you. With this in mind, consumers will feel safe to rely on their logo almost anywhere. Geico logo in the other hand is not defined as a word. It is an acronym, a word formed from its initials. It will remind consumers who they are truly bonding a relationship with. Most consumers think if they were aware of where these logos come from they would feel more comfortable to rely on them. By the gecco lizard being its symbol that stands with Geico logo, it reminds consumers to reflect to its acronym word. Therefore, the word “gecco” sounds like “Geico”. Each upper case letter of this logo once again is in its bright blue color that will attract attention. Nationwide Insurance logo shows an eagle which symbolizes freedom. To think freedom is ability to act freely. Expressing to their consumers, it is their choice. By the logo consisting two opposite colors being only black and white it reflects plain and simplicity. The meaning of the word nationwide is practically everywhere in the nation allowing easy access. This logo is likely to have an enormous amount of consumers. Progressive logo reminds consumers of its’ meaning, “to progress”. With this in mind, the logo states positive feedback. All capped letters used in this logo send a meaning of demand and attract a loud attention. Of all logos that I have mentioned above, except for Nationwide, once again it is used with a bright blue color. Logos must find this color attractive to consumers.
Insurance logos such as Allstate, Geico, Nationwide and Progressive provide a positive assurance and they will assist you in case if you were to be involved in an accident almost anywhere. Everyone wants to feel safe at all times. These logos convey and image of support anywhere you need it. They will stand by you and protect you. The question is, “which logo will you choose by just their view?”