There are a lot of things to experience in Journeys, they are adventurous, entertaining, confusing and challenging. I feel that the Journey inward means, exploring your inner and true self. This is a life journey, and you won’t know your true self unless you are at certain situations. I don’t really know who I am. At some situations I feel that I really love who I am, what my family is, and sometimes the vice-versa. I am not sure if I am kind or mean, and if i am pretending or not. Sometimes I feel that I am really quiet, but my classmates say, that I am talkative and annoying. With time I have learned very few things about myself, and I still don’t know if it is the real me. At first, I used to think that I am really silly, then I felt like I was acting silly, then I learned that I am pretending. I am acting to be silly just because it cracks others, and they prefer me that way. I also learned that I need to be myself rather pretending to be silly. I believe that I will take my whole life to learn about the real me. 4. Everybody is a star I can feel it when you shine on me I love you for who you are Not the one you feel you need to be - Sylvester (Sly Stone) Stewart Read and listen to the poem “Identity” by Julio Noboa Polanco. a) What is this poem about? What is the speaker saying about identity? /2 marks The poem identity is about freedom and individuality. The speaker is saying that being beautiful and the best is not important, as you will be limited to things. Being free and yourself is important, as you can live and be the way you want. You will have restrictions and loss of privacy when you get famous. You can live your life the way you want, when you are simple and humble. b) Why would the speaker rather be a “weed” than “flowers”? Cite specific details from the poem. /3 marks
Th author says that it is better to be weed that flowers as weeds can be free and live as they wish. Flowers are usually grown in specific spots and are trapped for their beauty. “If I could stand alone, strong and free,I'd rather be a tall, ugly weed.” This sentence explains that it is better to be a weed that can live strong and free. c) What (or who) does the “weed” represent or symbolize? According to the speaker, what are the characteristics of the weed? /3 marks I believe that the word represents person. The weed symbolizes a free and strong person. The characteristics of weed are: musty smell, green stench, strong and free. d) What (or who) do the “flowers” symbolize? According to the speaker, what are the characteristics of the flowers? /3 marks The flowers also represent people, but the ones who are trying to fit in. The characteristics of flowers are sweet, beautiful, fragrant, pleasant smelling, grown in clusters, praised and plucked by greedy people.
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