Grandfather’s Journey Essay

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  1.   ka chang Says:

    Grandfather Journey

    In the book Grandfather Journey, Allen Say writes about grandfather traveled to America by train and boat to see the world when he was young. The author shows the theme of discovering new things by using imagery and characterization.

    The author uses imagery to show the theme of seeing new things. For example, page 8 the simile “Deserts with rocks like enormous sculptures amazed him,” makes me remember when my first time came to America and see many enormous tree in Seattle Washington. Another example is on page 5 the adjective “tall building,” this makes me remember when my first time came to Sacramento California.

    The author uses characterization to show the theme of seeing new things. For example, on page 22, grandfather says “my wife and I live in San Francisco,” this makes me reminds of moving to a different place and still miss my old country. “Another example is on page 18, grandfather thinks “he remembers the mountains and rivers of California,” this connects to the theme of discovering new things because grandfather went to place by place and see huge cities of factories and tall building.

    The author shows the theme of discovering new things by using imagery and characterization. It is important to discover new things because we can get a better education. It helps us to learn more things than you use to know and it will help you to understand other place better.

  2.   Cheng Xiong Says:

    Cheng Xiong
    Period 3-4
    3/23/10

    GRANDFATHER JOURNEY

    In the book, grandfather journey, Allen Say writes about, the author shows the theme of discovering new things by using imagery and characterization.

    The author uses imagery to show the theme of seeing new things. For example, on page 8 “desert with rock like enormous sculpture amazed him” “make me remember of seeing big blue building in Sacramento downtown”.

    The author uses characterization to show the theme of seeing new things. For example, on page 12 “He met many people along the way. He shook hands with black men and white men, with yellow men and red men”. It make me remember when I first time go to pre-school and meet a lot of different people with different color of skin.

    It is important to discover new thing because when you know a lot then everything will be easy for you. It helps us to get smarter.

  3.   ze Says:

    Grandfather Journey

    In the book grandfather journey, Allen say writes about grandfather traveled to America by train, boat, and walked to see a new world when he was young man. The author shows the theme of discovering new things by using imagery and characterization.

    The author uses imagery to shows the theme of seeing new things. For example, on page 11, the similes “he marveled at the towering mountains and rivers a clear as the sky”. This makes me remember when I was in Thailand my family was going to a very high mountain and I saw a very clear river, so that was new to me. Another example, on page 5, the adjectives “European”. This makes me remember when I saw a man, he was wear a European cloth come to the market, so that was new to me.

    The author uses characterization to shows that theme of seeing new things. For example, on page 14, grandfather says “California is my favorite place in north America”. This remained me of my first day move down to California and I still miss my family that lives in Washington. Another example, on page 18, grandfather thinks “he remembers the mountains and rivers of California”. This remained me of everything’s in my old country like mountains. And another example, on page 12, he meets many different people. This remained me of my fist time move to united state I meets many different people and know many different languages.

    The author shows the theme of discovering new things by using imagery and characterization. It is important to discovering new things because it will help you have a good education. It help us understand or know about a new place.

  4.   ger Says:

    Ger Chang
    March 23, 2010
    Grandfather’s Journey

    In the book, Grandfather Journey, Allen say write about in order, to see the world, Grandfather traveled by train, boat, and walking to California when he was young. The author shows the theme of discovery new things by using imagery and characterization.

    The author use imagery to show the theme of seeing new things. For example, on page 8 the simile “desert with rocks like enormous sculptures amazed him”. This makes me remember seeing big rock in California. Another example is on page 11 the adjective “clear”. This makes me remember seeing clear sky in California.

    The author use characterization to show the theme of seeing new things. For example, on page 14 Grandfather Say “California is my favorite place in Northern American”. This makes me remember when i come to United States and see new things. Another example is on page 18 Grandfather Thinks “He remembers the mountains and river of his home. This makes me remember California is new to me.

    The author shows the theme of discovery new things by using imagery and characterization. It is important to discover new things because it makes you know other place better. It helps us to understand other place better.

  5.   deissy Says:

    Deissy Silva Padilla
    Period: 3
    March 23, 2010
    Response to literature Grandfather’s Journey

    In the book Grandfather’s Journey by Allen say, his grandfather left Japan and traveled to America by boat and train to see new things and meet new people as a young man. In my opinion, one important theme in this story is discovering new things. The author uses imagery and characterization to show this theme.

    In the story, Allen Say uses imagery to show the theme of discovering new things for example, in this book it says “he met many people along the way. He shook hands with black men and white men, with yellow men and red men.” (12) This reminds me of when I came to the United States for first time and I met so many people in my school.

    Allen Say also uses characterization to illustrate the theme of discovering new things for example, Grandfather says “When I travel a lot, I don’t want to return home” (13) This connects to the theme of discovering new things because this shows that he likes to travel away from his home and visit new places. This reminds me of one of my friends in México because she likes to travel a lot too, and discover new things and places.

    I think discovering new things are one important theme in grandfather’s journey. To show this theme, Allen Say uses imagery and characterization. Discovering new things is important because you can learn and you can get more opportunities to meet new people or also to speak a little of other languages and learn somebody else’s culture.

  6.   laura Says:

    Laura Gonzalez
    Period: 3
    March 23, 2010
    Response to literature grandfather’s journey

    In the book Grandfather’s Journey by Allen say, his grandfather left Japan and traveled to America by boat and train to see new things and meet new people as a young man. I think, one important theme in this story is discovering new things. The author uses imagery and characterization to show this theme.

    In the story, Allen say uses imagery to show the theme of discovering new things. For example, in the story it says “he shook hands with black men, and white men, with yellow men, and red men.” (12) This reminds me when I came here for first time and I saw all the people from different cultures.

    Allen say also uses characterization to illustrate the theme of discovering new things. For example, grandfather says, “When I travel a lot, I don’t want to return home. “(13) this is connect to the theme of discovering new things because this shows that he like to travel away from his home and visit new places. This reminds me of my self because I like to travel and visit new places too.

    In my opinion discovering new things is one important theme in grandfather’s journey. To show this theme, Allen say uses imagery and characterization. Discovering new things is important because you can learn new things too. For example, you can learn about other people or other culture.

  7.   lue Says:

    Lue Chang
    March 23, 2010

    Grandfather’s journey

    In the book, Grandfather Journey, Allen Say writes about grandfather traveled by train, boat, and walking. The author shows the theme of discovering new by using imagery, and characterization.

    The author use imagery to show the theme of seeing new thing. For example on page 8 the simple “deserts with rock like an enormous sculpture amazed to him. It makes me remember when I come to unit state I see a lot of building.

    The authors use characterization to show the theme of seeing new thing. For example on page 14 Grandfather say he like California best. This make me remember of when I move Thailand to California I see a park that is so big but in Thailand they don’t have any park.

    The authors show the theme of discovery new thing by using imagery and characterization. It is import to discover new things because it makes you know other place better. It helps us to understand other place better.

  8.   Truong Says:

    Truong Huynh
    Period 3 &4
    Date 3/23/10

    Grandfather’s Journey

    In the book, Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say writes about in American, grandfather’s traveled by train, riverboat, and walking, because he wanted to see the new world. The author shows the theme of discovering new things by using imagery and characterization.

    The author uses imagery to show the theme of seeing new things. For example, on the page eight, the similes “Desert with rocks like enormous sculptures amazed him.” This makes me remember when I arrived in United States look so different from my country. Another for example is on the page ten adjective “tall building.” This makes me remember when I went to Saigon to interview in the embassy, before I came over in United States with my family. When I standing in the embassy of eight floors, then I looking down so scared and saw many people so small.

    The author uses characterization to show the theme of seeing new things. For example, on the page fourteen, Grandfather says “California is my favorite place in the North America.” This reminds me of homesick. Another, example is on page eighteen, when Grandfather thinks “he remembers the mountains and rivers of California.” This makes me remember when I lived in Vietnam. Sometimes I went to riverside to reading the books that makes me easy to understand more than I stay home to read.

    The author shows the theme of discovering new things by using imagery and characterization. It is important to discover new world because we can get better education. It helps us learn more English and communicate with each other.

  9.   neng Says:

    Neng Thao
    Grandfather’s Journey

    In the book, Grandfather’s Journey Allen Say writes about Grandfather traveled to in America by train, and bout and walking to see new things and met people when he was young. The author shows the theme of discovering new things by using imagery and characterize action.

    The author use imagery to show the theme of seeing new things. For example, on page 8 deserts with rocks like enormous sculptures amazed him. This make me remember when I in Thailand I see a lot of white and big rock around us. Another example on page 10 this make me remember when I came to the United State I see they build a lot of tall building.

    The author uses characterization to show the theme of seeing new things. For example, on page 14 grandfather, say California is my favorite place in North America. This reminds me of when I moved Thailand to America it look very different place for me. The example on page 14 he remember the mountains and rivers of California. This reminds me of when I first time came to California and saw a lot of nice house and better then when I live in Thailand.

    The author shows the theme of discovering new things by using imagery and characterize action. It is important to discover new things because it make you know other place better. It help us to know America better.

  10.   kou Says:

    kou thao
    GRANDFATHER’S JOURNEY

    In the book, Grandfather Journey, Allen Say writes about because he want to see the new things, grandfather traveled by train, boat, and walking in North America when he was young.

    The author uses imagery to show the theme of seeing new things. For example, on page 8, the simile “deserts with rocks like enormous sculpture amazed him”. Make me remember when we on the plane to U.S.A and saw the enormous ocean. Anthers example is on page 8 the adjective “enormous”. This makes me remember when I first time go to downtown and saw enormous building.

    The author uses characterization to show the theme of seeing new things. For example, on page 14, grandfather says “California is my favorite place in North America”. This make me remember when I first time went to Six Flag and it my favorite place in San Francisco. Anther example on page12, when grandfather thinks he meet many different people. This makes me remember when we arrived in U.S I saw many different people.

    The author shows the theme of discovering new things by using imagery and characterization. It is important to discover new thing. It helps us to understand other place better.

  11.   kia Says:

    Kia Yang
    Grandfather’s Journey

    In the book Grandfather’s Journey .Allen Say write about grandfather traveled to North America by train, river boat, and wake to see new thing .when he was young. The authors show the theme of discovering new thing by using imager and characterization.

    The author uses imager to show the theme of seeing new things. For example on pg 8 the simile? Desert with rock like enamors this make me remember when my first time see big tree and rock on the mountains. Another example on pg 5 the adjective tall building “this make me remember when my first time went to down town I see a lot of tall building.

    The author uses characterization to show the theme of seeing new things. For example, on page 14 is Grandfather Say California is the best place. This makes me remember when my family move to California and my cousin take us to the mountains, and rivers of his homes.

    The other shows the themes of discovering new things by using imagery characterization. It important to discover new thing because that make me see new culture, and new thing. It helps us know American better.

  12.   wandee Says:

    Wandee Yang
    Period#3
    March/23/10

    Grand Father’s Journey by Allen Say
    In the book Grand father’s journey by Allen Say, his grand father left Japan and traveled
    To America by boat and train to see new things and meet new people as young man in my opinions is one important theme in this story is discovering new thing!

    Allen say also use characterization to illustration the theme of discovering new things for example grand father meet man different people and grand father travels by train and riverboat in North America. This remind me of once I just started to play the silkroad game I travel a lot and meet a lot of Egyptain friends and American few turks but turk is bad

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  13.   doua Says:

    DOUA VANG
    PER 1 AND 2

    GRANDFATHER’S JOURNEY
    In the book, Grandfathers Journey, ALLEN writes about grandfather traveled to America by train, boat and walk to see the new world. The thesis is the author show the theme of discovering new things by using imagery and characterization.

    The author uses imagery to show the theme of seeing new things. For example, on pg8 imagery deserts with rock like enormous sculptures amazed him. It make me remember of when I first time came to united state of America and saw big housing’’. The adjective is huge cities this makes me remember of the first time came to united state of America and saw big building.

    The author use characterization it show the theme of seeing new things for example on pg25 grandfather sag, that he could not forget the mountains and river of California”. This makes me remember of my countries and homeland.

    It is important to discover new thing because it can help you how beautiful the world is.

  14.   rue Says:

    Rue Thao

    Grandfather’s Journey

    In the book grandfather’s Journey, Allen say writes about
    Grandfather traveled North America by train, boat, and walk to see the new things. The author shows the theme of discovering new things by using imagery and characterization.

    The author using imagery to show the theme to seeing new things. For example, on page 8, the similar “desert with rocklike enormous sculpture.” This makes me remember when I was in Thailand I see deserts with big rock. For another example on page 5 the adjective “tall building “this make me remember when my first time went to down town I see a lot of tall building

    The author use characterization it show the theme of seeing new things. For example, on page 14, grandfather’s say” California is my favorite place in North America. For another on page 18, grandfather’s think, He remember s the mountain a rivers of California .this make me remember when I see mountains and river s in California.

    The author sho0w the theme of discovering new thing by using imagery and characterization .It is important to discover new things because it helps me to know new culture and new things. It is helping us know how America is important.

  15.   vang Says:

    Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say, his grandfather left Japan and traveled to America by boat and train to see new things and meet new people as a young man. I think one important theme in this story is discovering new things. The author uses imagery and characterization to show this theme. In the story, Allen Say was imagery to show the theme of discovering new things. For example, in the story it says” The endless farm fields reminded him of the ocean he had crossed.” {9}.This remind me of when I’m was airplane and I fly across the ocean.
    Allen Say also uses characterization to idlest the theme of discovering new things. For example, GrandFather think, “He remembers the mountains and rivers of California.”{14}.This connects to the theme of discovering new things because He love California and the place that nearby ocean. This remind me of when first time I’ WENT TO SAN FRACISCO AND SAW BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS AND large ocean
    In my opinion discovering new things is one important theme in Grandfather’s Journey’s. I think to show this theme; Allen Say uses imagery and characterization. I could learn more and to know many place or to see different people. I learn from this because I read book and know what his feel look like fun story.

  16.   juan carrillo Says:

    GRANDFATHER’S JOURNEY

    In the book Grandfather’s Journey by Allen say his Grandfather left Japan and traveled to America by boat and train to see new things and meet new people as a young man. In my opinion, one important theme in this story is discovering new things. The author uses imagery and characterization to show this theme.

    In the story, Allen says uses imagery to show the theme of discovering new things. For example, in the story says “He loved the strong sunlight there, the sierra Mountains, the lonely seacoast” (14) this reminds me of when I went to the seacoast of Monterey whit the strong sunlight there.

    Allen say also uses characterization to illustrate the theme of discovering new things. For example, Grandfather travels. “He travels by train and riverboat in North America.” (7) This connects to the theme of discovering new things because that he want to travels in train. This reminds me when I go to Down Town in Sacramento by train.

    I think discovering new things are one important theme in Grandfather’s Journey. To show this theme Allen says uses imagery and characterization. Discovering new things is important because you can visit others cities and ate different kind of food, also you can have an open mind to different ideas.

  17.   kengyang Says:

    Grandfather Journey

    In the book Grandfather’s Journey by Alien say, his grandfather’s left in Jansen and traveled to American by boat and train to see new things and meet new people as a young man. In my opinion Important theme in thins story is discovering new. Things the author used imagined and chartered ration to show this theme.

    In the story Allen say uses imagery to show the theme of discovering new thing. For the example, in the story it say’s “Huge cities of factions and tall buildings bewildered and yet exalted him.”(10) This reminds me of that I still young, and I go to every way . it the same the I live in themkarbok then I was came to America.

    Allen say also uses characterization to illustrate the them of discovering new. Things. For the example… he wants to know about how the do they doing and the cities big or not. The cities is kind’s big and meet people and have a lots of friend.

    I think discovering new thing is one important theme in Grandfather’s Journey. To show this theme, Allen say use emery and characterizations. This theme is important because…he went to America and San Francesco. He saw a lots people and have a new friends and he come back to japans he want to marry. He take he family go to san Francesco.

  18.   rue Says:

    Rue Thao

    Grandfather’s Journey

    In the book grandfather’s Journey, Allen say writes about
    Grandfather traveled North America by train, boat, and walk to see the new things. The author shows the theme of discovering new things by using imagery and characterization.

    The author using imagery to show the theme to seeing new things. For example, on page 8, the similar “desert with rocklike enormous sculpture.” This makes me remember when I was in Thailand I see deserts with big rock. For another example on page 5 the adjective “tall building “this make me remember when my first time went to down town I see a lot of tall building

    The author use characterization it show the theme of seeing new things. For example, on page 14, grandfather’s say” California is my favorite place in North America. For another on page 18, grandfather’s think, He remember s the mountain a rivers of California .this make me remember when I see mountains and river s in California.

    The author show the theme of discovering new thing by using imagery and characterization .It is important to discover new things because it helps me to know new culture and new things. It is helping us know how America is important.

  19.   ong Says:

    Ong Thao
    Period:3&4
    3/23/10
    Grandfather’s Journey
    In the book Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say, his grandfather left Japan and traveled to America by boat and train to see new things and meet new people as a young man. In my opinion, one thing important theme in this story is discovering new things. The author uses imagery and characterization to show this theme.
    In the story, Allen Say uses imagery to show the theme of discovering new things. For example, in the story it says “He shook hands with black men and white men, with yellow men and red men.”(12).This remained me of when I was in middle school I met with some people they are black people and white people.
    Allen Say also uses characterization to illustrate the theme of discovering new things. For example,” Grandfather he remembers the mountains and rivers of his home.” This reminds me of I have seen a movie have a lot of mountain and rivers of there house.

    I think discovering new thing is one important theme in Grandfather’s Journey. To show this theme, Allen Say uses imagery and characterization. I learn about met new people also some people there are different people and different language.

  20.   jomine Says:

    In the book grandfather’s journey by Allen Say,’’ his grandfather left Japan
    and travel to America by boat and train to see new things and meet new people as
    a young man.” In my opinion one important theme in this story is discovering new things
    the authors uses imagery and characterization to show this theme.

    In the story Allen say uses imagery to show the theme is discovery new things ,For Example
    In the story it says” huge cities of factories and tall building bewildered and yet excited him”. This reminds me of myself when I first came here in united state I was happy because I see huge cities and
    tall building.

    Allen Say also uses characterization to illustrated the theme of discovering new things for example Grandfather says,” when I travel a lot I don’t want to return home.” This connects to the theme of discovering new things because this shows that he like to travel away from home and visit new people. This reminds me of my dad when he was a young boy he always travel with his mother to different places.

    I think discovering new things is one important theme in Grandfather’s journey .to show thus theme ,Allen Say uses imagery and characterization this theme is important because it help us know how traveking to new places is important to people.

  21.   pathy Says:

    Grandfather’ Journey

    In the book, grandfather’s journey Allen Say writes about grandfather travel to North America by train, boat, and walked to see new things and met new people when he was young. The author shows the theme of discovering new thing by using imagery characterization.

    The author uses imagery to show the theme of seeing new thing, for example, on page 8, the simile “desert with rocks like enormous sculpture amazed me” this make me remember me when I was in Marshall and I saw many enormous coconuts. Another example is on page 10, the Adjective is “tall building” this makes me remember me when I went to L.A. and I saw the tall building.

    The author uses characterization to show the theme of seeing new thing. For example, on page 14, Grandfather say “California is my favorite place in north America”, this makes me remember me to visiting new place is a favorite one. Another example that grandfather thinks “it is important to fit in with the new country”, this remind me to fit many diversity.

    The author shows the theme of discovering new things by using imager and characterization. It is important to discovering new thing, because seeing new things is cool. It
    helps us to similes diversity and ethnicity.

  22.   luis h Says:

    Luis Hernandez

    Outline for Response to Literature.

    In the book, grandfather journey Allen says write about. The author show the theme of
    Discovering new things by using image and charatezitation.

    The author uses images to show the theme of seeing new thing. For example
    On page 11 “he married at the towering mountains and rives as dear the sky.”This make me remember
    I look the rock on the snow when I came to the United States. On the I visit the rock on Fresno and I saw many rock and mountains.

    The author uses characterization to show the theme of seeing new thing for example on
    Page 22 “my wife and I live in San Francisco.”This make me remember when I walk a lot in California .This connects I wonder what my childhood friend are doing.

    The author show the theme or discovering new thing by using imagery and characterization
    It is important to discovering new thing they because you learn new thing it helps us because you learn more new things.

  23.   eonestyann Says:

    that was a great story and god bless you all.

  24.   eonestyann Says:

    hi friend your writing is so great and give the good work.

  25.   eonestyann Says:

    that was a great example i love it,and it nice to meet you all.

  26.   eonestyann Says:

    I THINK YOU’LL MAYBE WORK ON THE MIDDLE PART BUT IT GREAT TO LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKE.

  27.   eonestyann Says:

    nice job great thinking and it nice to read your story again.

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