As my freshman year of college comes to a close, I reflect on my two English courses this year. I
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As my freshman year of college comes to a close, I reflect on my two English courses this year. I have learned a lot these last two semester in my english 101 and 102 classes. English 101 focused a lot on different types of papers, while English 102 focused mainly on taking what we learned from a reading and analysing and interpreting of stories and poems we read. Looking back at my high school English days, I believe I had made major improvements in my writing abilities between these two semesters. Personally, I favorited my English 101 class. The main component of this course was to branch out and further our writing abilities. We did this by doing many different types of papers. Theses papers ranged from short essays to long…show more content… I enjoyed reading some of the stories out of our books. A Raisin in the Sun and “The Bridegroom” were two of my favorite. These stories had great emotion and purpose behind them. Where I struggle, is relating the concepts found in these stories to everyday life. I struggled with both of these papers, even though I liked the stories. Though this may be true, with each paper I wrote I improved. I was very grateful to be able to do revisions on our papers. This was a great way for me to see the mistakes I made and which areas I need to focus on. This helped me not to make the same mistake on my other papers, and helped me grow as a writer.
I enjoined the poetry section of this course immensely. I really enjoyed taking a close look at various poems and analyzing them to find their true meaning. My favorite poem is “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost. This has been my favorite poem for many years, yet I never took a step back to truly analyze it. Originally I was drawn to this poem because of Frost’s sarcastic tone and the intriguing idea of the end of the world. This class allowed me to take a closer look at the poem and analyze all aspects of the poem, both literal and symbolic. At the beginning of the semester we took at look at Frost’s poem “Mending Wall”. I had a very hard time understanding the meaning of this poem the first time I read through it. I do not have much experience with poetry, however going over the poems