As I study the last chapter of English 9, I try to reflect on how writers create a humorous effect on the audience.
And I am going to talk about my plan for studying English 10 and my responsibility and attitude in Student As Learner Rubric.
First, I’ll talk about how writers use language to create humorous effects.
I intensively analyzed A Talk in the Park among the five short pieces in the play Confusion, written by Alan Ayckbourn. I will mention the author’s humorous effect, referring to one of the essential quotations of this work.
The first quotation is as follows.
“The following, the final section, is played as a Round. Doreen finishes first, then Charles cuts out, followed by Beryl, Arthur, and then Ernest.
Arthur ( to Beryl ) Hey—hey.
Beryl continues to ignore him
Oh, suit yourself.
Beryl ( to Charles ) Psst—psst.
Charles ignores her
Oh, be like that.
Charles (to Doreen ) I say, I say.”
This scene ends with each character trying to get the attention of the person they are trying to talk to, but all of them fail. In the end, ignoring everyone else is the result of five miserable people who feel all ignored, even though it is their fault. In the end, everyone is leading the play by adopting the “repeating” part as a critical element of the play by repeating the neglect and neglect. The writer’s intention to draw laughter from the audience is shown in this format.
I refer to the author’s humorous effect by quoting one of the essential quotations of the poem Some Things Don’t Make Any Sense at All written by Judith Viorst.
The second quote is as follows.
“My mom says I’m her sugarplum.
My mom says I’m her lamb.
My mom says I’m completely perfect
Just the way I am
My mom says I’m a super-special wonderful, terrific little guy
My mom just had another baby.
The child thought he was everything to his mother, but when he had a younger brother, he felt betrayed by his mother because the mother had said so many lovely things to the child until she had a younger brother.
I learned a lot about the humor that the writer uses while learning this unit, but if I have a chance, I would like to study the humorous effects of movies or novels.
As I study this unit, I will talk about SMART Goal that I have set up beforehand.
First of all, in the S section, almost all tasks were completed on time. The time was pushed back a bit, but I didn’t pass the Due date. In the M category, the teacher confirmed it. In section A, the schedule was prepared according to schedule. In the R section, the tasks were completed on time as planned, and the T section also completed almost wholly.
In my personal opinion, achieving the SMART Goal was successful, and understanding the attempts that I didn’t realize was a step towards success.
I mention about the difficulties I had while studying in this unit.
I’m Korean, so from my point of view, reading poems written by foreign poets didn’t make me understand. Nevertheless, as I continued to read poetry, I felt a sense of accomplishment because I understood the attempts that I didn’t understand.
The followings are about my SAL Rubric of “Responsibility” and “Attitude.”
First of all, in the responsibility section, I wanted to keep getting feedback from the teacher, and I think I prepared well by achieving the SMART Goal. Also, I believe Time management has been successful without a doubt. In the attitude section, I also did independent learning, but I think that it can’t be said ultimately, and I think that Engagement has developed a lot, and I believe that all of this has been accomplished with patience, so I think I also met Perseverance.
Additionally, I think the two things that need to be raised in the future are Preparation and Independent Learning. First of all, I would like to be able to prepare myself at the right time in the right way and do the self-study so that I can work harder at my own will. After satisfying these two, I think that both Responsibility and Attitude will receive satisfactory scores.
Finally, the goals set to study English 10 are as follows.
In English 10, of course, I will make all SALs to Exemplary, and I will continue to maintain the SMART Goal set for this task. If that would be the case, I think English will focus on the rest, excluding responsibilities and attitudes, which will lead to better results. In conclusion, I believe that the final goal is to have the right attitude and responsibility and complete the given task in time.