Sunday, October 7, 2012

XC Hill

The hill we ran till we were tired and weak. Our weary bodies wanting to give up but finding strength from the encouragement of others. Not "just" a hill for training but as a lesson in preparation for the trials of life. Little did we know he was teaching us perseverance.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Routes of Man- (pages 11-117)

   In the first four sections of The Routes of Man, Ted Conover conveys to the reader that the roads in which we travel serve different purposes beyond our perception, as well as hardships and perseverance.   Process analysis: Conover uses process analysis as a rhetorical mode when explaining the history of China from 1950 to 2005. Narration: Conover narrates when he tells the story of his encounter with Tenzin Choetop a schoolteacher, as he shares his insight of roads acting as a restraint to children's open mindedness.  Exemplification: Conover shows the corruption in law enforcement when Braulio(trucker) and a policeman carry along an illegal transaction. Description: Conover describes the slippery chaddar road "smooth like a mirror". Definition: Conover defines the word chaddar as the forty- mile ice trail that links to town. Cause/Effect: Conover states that since many teenagers have met al their educational opportunities in Reru they then are motivated to migrate to places where more opportunities are at hand.