Grade 10 “ImageryBall”

 

A) 350-550 words describing the scene in as much detail as possible.

What colors do you see?

How do the players feel?

What do you imagine the players hear, smell?

Describe the motion of the ball.

Describe the feeling surrounding the court.

Use simile!

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B)  Rewrite any three of those metaphors and post 

FORESHADOWING

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. —George Orwell, 1984 (1949)

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. —Charles Dickens, David Copperfield (1850)

It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not. —Paul Auster, City of Glass (1985)

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. —William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. —Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle (1948)

C)  Select any one of the above listed first lines from famous novels.  In 30-40 words, explain what you think the author is foreshadowing.

 

 

16 responses to “Grade 10 “ImageryBall”

  1. A) 350-550 words describing the scene in as much detail as possible.

    As I receive the ball, I can see the rapid movement of the orange ball that I need to control. I can taste the salty taste of my own sweat and hear the sound of the crowd cheering and shouting. I can see the color of my enemy’s shirt, white, black and yellow that tries to stop me. I can see various colors of my surroundings.

    I can see that there is only several seconds left for me to shoot the ball. As I am going to shoot the ball, I can smell the smell of sweat of my enemy that tries to stop me making score. I can see and point the target I am going to shoot at. I can smell the smell of victory. At that moment, hearing the crowds cheering and shouting my name, I can feel my strength fulfills my body.

    As I am preparing to shoot the ball, I can feel and hear my heart beating so fast to provide me power to win this game. I can see my enemy getting closer to me and try to take the ball from my hand. I can feel the ball in my control and ready to be shot.

    As the ball shot from my hand, it spins in the middle of the air. It spins to the board of victory. As the ball gets inside the basket, I can hear the happy sound of my teammates and sound of disappointed from my enemies.

    I can feel the atmosphere of the stadium changed rapidly by the time the ball went inside the basket. I can feel the happiness rises up from my team’s supporters’ seat. I can also feel the disappointed and angriness that rises up from my enemies’ supporters’ seat. How I missed this moment that reminds me of the real life out there.

    B) Rewrite any three of those metaphors and post
    • He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard sound from heaven, as if she were a violin in Bach’s hands.
    • He was as tall as a street lamp.
    • John and Mary had never met. They were like a baby and his mother’s uterus that had never met his mother before.

    C) Select any one of the above listed first lines from famous novels. In 30-40 words, explain what you think the author is foreshadowing.
    “It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not.”

    ∼ Paul Auster, City of Glass (1985)

    The author might be going to explain about the call itself, about what how the person of the other end asking for someone he was not and the things going to happen because of the call.

  2. The situation is tense; the clock is ticking as the time flies. As the ball was brought near the ring, opponents are trying to gain the ball back. It is crucial that the ball doesn’t get near the ring, or there is a high possibility that the other team will score. I can see clearly the brown color of the flooring and the colors of the players uniform. The lighting of the gym is a bit dim, giving light black shadows on the audience, creating a feeling of darkness on the surroundings but brightness on the field. The players eyes are focused on the brown basketball, dribbled across the field.
    The players must feel the adrenaline rushing through their veins as they tried to score or, for the opponent, gain the ball. They are racing against time because time is precious in a match, seconds matter. In a basketball court, there is a strong smell of rubber from the shoes, also the smell of the polished wooden flooring. As they concentrate on the game, they also can hear the crowd supporting them, screaming if the ball is lost or when they score.
    The ball keeps bouncing up and down, or dribbled then thrown across the field as one player passes to the other, drifting across the court exactly a bowling ball wouldn’t. The ball creates a clear dark shadow on the floor as it was passed to another player. The audience can see that the basketball players, all as tall as a 6’ 3” tree, running back and forth. The feeling surrounding the court was intense. For the basketball player, it is like an army fighting for their nation, but in this case they’re fighting for their team. The crowds keep on cheering their favorite players and team as the game goes on. Although there is no sound of clocks ticking, the player can clearly imagine that they hear the sound of the seconds flying as if there was a garbage truck backing up.

    Metaphors In The Essay:
    1. The ball keeps bouncing up and down, or dribbled then thrown across the field as one player passes to the other, drifting across the court exactly a bowling ball wouldn’t.
    2. The ball keeps bouncing up and down, or dribbled then thrown across the field as one player passes to the other, drifting across the court exactly a bowling ball wouldn’t.
    3. Although there is no sound of clocks ticking, the player can clearly imagine that they hear the sound of the seconds flying as if there was a garbage truck backing up.

    Foreshadowing
    The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. —William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

    In this sentence taken from William Gibson’s book, Neuromancer, he would like to give us a hint that there might be a storm in the port later on this story. He used a strong and clear metaphor, a dead channel is when the television goes black and white and there’s a buzzing sound as if there was a colony of honeybee inside your television.

  3. Simile:

    There isn’t really much to look at in the end, only a clear victory of streak by Ray Allen. But it’s really what happened during the last 5 minutes that’s really memorable.

    The green of the Boston Celtics roam over the white and yellow of the Los Angeles Lakers. Heart of every man pounds like a beating drum, giving salutation to the passing Ray Allen. I was just beside him when all that strikes my ears are the sounds of crowd cheering, awaiting for the perfect shot. Ray was best. As we passed through the Laker’s defense line, the crowd rose like ants when given sugar. Their hands tightly gripped, tense went sky high and waiting tone goes higher. I passed the ball to Ray. It felt absolutely horrifying. What if it got intercepted? What if Ray missed the catch? What if the opponent gain control of the ball after we got this far? Will they blame me on a failure? Nonetheless I passed the ball to Ray. It felt like the movie Matrix. Everything slows to almost a halt. The ball swirling through the air slowly, passed through the arrows of hands that shot up struggling to get the ball. Miraculously none of the shots of hands got hold of the hovering ball. It was like years in that 5 seconds moment.

    Ray caught the ball with his two hands. I can see his muscles stretching as he lifted the ball high towards the air. Sweats pouring down his face and it seems to me that he’s king of the world in that position. He shot the ball through the air, his hands elegantly flipped as the ball’s released from him. It flew over some jumping Lakers, the curve is just exquisite, a moment you’d never forget. Just as it reached the end of its curve, the ball bounces by the back board, spins around the hoop and the crowd goes wild. Ray had done another perfect shot. Another step towards our victory. I can see our coach leaping from his chair, the crowd’s expression changed to becoming overjoyed and the stadium was filled with roars of cheer. It was, for me, one of the best moments I could ever observe.

    Metaphors:

    He was deeply in love. The depth almost made it certain that he’d never see the sunlight again.
    They were like two hummingbirds who had never met. The distance between them just made the love birds into strangers.
    He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience. Some experience that seemed too much of a fairytale.

    Foreshadow:

    The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. —William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

    This quote from the William Gibson’s Neuromancer is almost likely describing the upcoming events that has to do with nature’s violence. The word “Dead” is really strong, in a sense foreshadowing the deaths that’s about to come to some character in the book. As for the colour of the sky, it might be an indication of an upcoming storm or simply a natural disaster that’ll result in the deaths of many.

  4. A) Imagery
    Vibrant colors, mainly green, orange and white stood out. The brownish-orange color of the basketball caught the eye as it kept spinning in a circular motion, slicing through the tiny particles in the air. The clock kept ticking and the numbers in the board kept flashing and changing by the second. Each and every one of the many muscular, monstrous-looking men fought like gladiators to get their hands on the orange ball and eventually aiming it into a tiny basket. Drips of sweats kept showering through their gigantic fibrous bodies. Feeling pressured, like I would imagine, these men gave it their all. The dribbling of the orange ball onto the light-brown surface was exceptionally deafening and disturbing! Shouting and talking between players, coaches and the audience were inevitable. Every two seconds, a camera lens zooms into the game, leaving yet another disturbing noise; ‘click.’

    B) Metaphors
    The politician was gone but unnoticed, like days passing by without seeing the sun.
    The dove feather floated on top of the clear lake exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t
    She got rid of things she doesn’t want like a dog at a fire hydrant

    C) Foreshadowing
    It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of the night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not
    Paul Auster, City of Glass (1985)

    The author was foreshadowing that something eerie is going to happen. The description tells the readers that this basically isn’t a happy rainbow and unicorn story but just the opposite.

  5. TASK I
    “IMAGERYBALL”

    Im ready. I said to myself as all i see was white and yellow and purple. Wheres my team i thought as i started to sweat from nervousness as i glance at the clock. C’mon Green, where are you team?! Times running out. The crowd was so loud i couldn’t hear anything but screaming fans. As i look further i see an orange ball coming towards me and all of a sudden all i could hear was my breath. All the noises just stopped i grabbed the ball as i started to sweat more. All eyes on me. Im ready. I said to myself again. I took a look to the basket net. One chance, i thought. I only have on chance to get this right. I quickly aim the ball and shoot. Time seem to have gone so slowly. Everybody stopped and stare at the ball as it slowly rotate in the air. Slowly and slowly going to the hoop as if it was going slower than slow motion. I was too nervous, my whole body is paralyzed. I couldn’t watch! I close my eyes as i hope it will go in. slowly i can hear the crowed screaming even louder. All of a sudden all i could see was my green colors shirt team mates lifting me as they cheered and smiled. We have won the game.

    All i could hear was the ball dribbling any other noise was

    TASK II
    3 Metaphors:

    The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a cat wouldn’t.

    He warmed her up like she was the ice and he was room-temperature Canadian beef.

    She needed to quickly burst, like a dog at a fire hydrant.

    TASK III

    The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel
    William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

    It was a foreshadowing of a miserable day. A horrendous weather outside leading him to stay home and watch Tv. The weather outside was horrible that the lighting have tricked the electricity, living him nothing but darkness.

  6. 1. Flashes of green, yellow and orange was appearing in and out of the screen. The flurry movements of the basketball players were unmatched against the speed of the rotating ball. Each player was sweating every time they put one of their feet down on the solid floorboard as the ran towards the ball. The cheers of the crowd suddenly deafened the one holding the ball, making him feel like he’s living in his own world now, that no one can stop him. Then, he jumped with the ball in his hand and began spinning it the moment he reached the limit of his jump. The crowd knew, that the ball will fall in the basket, in a way that others wouldn’t. They already stood up and yelled before the ball even touched the rings of the net, implying the end of the match as the champion’s feet touched the ground after an endless moment of truth.

    2. He was as tall as the magic beanstalk, that is after it was cut down.
    Adam and Eve looked the same. They were like two different species of endangered rhinos that also looked the same.
    The Frenchman looked pleased and relaxed, like my dad after a visit to the toilet.

    3. It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. —George Orwell, 1984 (1949)
    The novels have started off with a bright cold day in April, which was followed by the clocks were striking thirteen. Since such a thing was impossible, it may be telling us that the whole sentence is impossible, that there was no such thing as a bright cold day in April. Or, this might imply that the story begins late when the clock has exceeded the normal time frame.

  7. A) I saw lots of colors; green, black, yellow, red, blue, brown, white. So many of them that I thought they were blending into one. We need to shoot it in to bring victory to our team. I felt the tension in the stadium and the nervousness, the urge to win this game. There was so much going on, the sound audience screaming, half of them encouraging and the other half boo-ing, the clapping sound, and most clearly, the sound of my teammates shoes screech the floor, trying to block the other team.. It was a matter of life or death. I kept my eyes on the ball, it was spinning around, bumping the floor, thrown away here and there. We have continuously failed to win, we must win this game.. I ran to a big, open space. Finally, it was passed to me, I shoot it in, then crossing my finger hoping it to get in. The ball slowly rise and slowly fell…into the basketball ring! My whole team felt so proud of me, their whole face have “happy” written all over it. I look back, to the other team. They felt sad for losing it was very close of them to win this game, but they failed. Their coach expression was very angry for not doing a better job to block the ball. I look around the stadium, the expressions of the audience varies so much. Some of it, which were the supporters of my team felt very excited and victorious, and the other team’s were dissapointed. But I felt awesome.

    B)
    -He was as unhappy as when your car locks by itself but you left the car key inside, and you would be panicking and on top of that you can’t do anything but wait for the technician.
    -She was as short as a toddler.
    -The bear just stood there, like the statue of liberty.

    C) The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. —William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)
    I think the dead channel is the main hint. WIlliam Gibson is saying that the sky was pitch black. Like the television channel that you can’t watch. They are just black, there’s nothing at sight, nothing to see.

  8. A) 350-550 words describing the scene in as much detail as possible.
    1. What colors do you see?
    2. How do the players feel?
    3. What do you imagine the players hear, smell?
    4. Describe the motion of the ball.
    5. Describe the feeling surrounding the court.

    I see the color ‘green’, represents the unstoppable spirit of the Celtics, the power of Boston and the force of Ray Allen. The teammates of Allen feel marvelous, they were motivated by Ray Allen’s cold blooded 3s. They knew that they could count on Allen when they pass the responsibility to him, anytime when you see he is open, you pass, he scored. On the defensive side, everybody are trying to stop Ray Allen hitting 3 point shots, the shots made at the most wrong time would be like a knife stuck in the chest, as soon as they see Allen’s shot swish in the net, lots of spirit gets knocked down. The players hear the cheer of the crowd, whether it’s happy or sad, motivating or stopping them from winning, the whole arena cheer is the most thing they will hear They smell the atmosphere of a very challenging competition, as long as they breath/smell they have to play the best they can, the players can also surely smell the sweat of the players, which is kind of gross. The motion of the ball is clearly swishing through the net beautifully, great ball movement like that can only be made by great shooters like Ray Allen. Everybody felt the spirit of basketball, the cheers and the applauses. Every shot made by the players brings the whole crowd crazy, whether it’s at home court or away. Players feel pressures partly from the audiences, but ultimately it’s just greatness. When the game starts, you’re 48 minutes away from a win/lose, your home arena would be counting on your team to bring them pride, putting all the expectations and you’d have to live up the hype. At the moment players put on their jerseys it’s gonna be a promise they’re gonna make, the promise is to do the best you can and win games, 20 thousand sold out seats are here to see your team competing against another, that’s when you have to promise to be a champion. Ray Allen can do that, with his buzzer beating 3s.

    MEAT LOVERS: His mouth was just like a N magnet, and the meat was just the S.

    Better than butter: Her body was borned sexyily, like someone who can tell butter from I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

    Dr. Pepper: he idiot in my class was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can.

  9. A) It’s a basketball match. One team are in green uniforms and the other team are in white uniforms. The players are so tall and muscular like giant trees in my backyard. With bright, colorful advertisements, lots of audience are watching this thrilling game. The players feel very nervous and excited. And the crowds are as thrilled as a kid who is about to go on his first roller coaster. The players hear the crowd cheering, shouting and screaming. They see some of them holding up banners to cheer them. They also hear the ball bouncing towards them. It makes their heart pound so loud. They hear footsteps from their team and from the other team all running for one goal. Winning. As they run, they can smell the sweat running down from their foreheads. It’s very tiring and hard game, but they put their best effort. The ball is passed around from players and players. One player shoots the ball far away from the basket. The ball flies like a bird and dives straight into the basket. A perfect shoot! The crowd got so excited and surprised.
    B) The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can.
    The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the scar on the back of my neck.

    The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.
    The little boat brutally drifted across the wavy tides exactly the way a feather fallen out from the seagull wouldn’t.

    He was as tall as a 6′3″ tree.

    C) It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. —George Orwell,1984 (1949)
    The author mentions April, which is known as the cruelest month. And the clocks don’t have thirteen on them. However, the author says it will strike thirteen. By that, I could guess that the story is going to be about a different world or the end of the world. Combined, with the beginning of the sentence the story will be kind of dark and cruel.

  10. The colors on the court are, green, white, and yellow for players shirts, also there’s people that came to watch the game, they’re wearing all kinds of colors, and of course the color of the ball dark orange? Since I’m not the player so I wouldn’t know how they feels, but if I was the player that is taking the shot, my mind would go blank and just focus on the basket, since that’s my goal so I should empty everything on my mind and just focus on my goal. After I got the shot, for me I would feel proud of myself, I made the shot that I’m not sure if other people can make it, as for the feeling when the ball is in the air waiting to go into the basket, even though it’s just a few second, probably not even three second, but that would always be the longest seconds if waited in my life, when you’re waiting for something good to happen, it always takes the longest time. As for the players on the same team, they might feel proud of me for making the shots, or they might think that I got the chance to make the shot so it’s my job to make the shot. When the players are highly focused on the ball, as for my own experience, all I would hear will be my own heart beat, and defenders footsteps. The motion of the ball would be like, the ball slowly sliding through the players hand, and start spinning slowly in the air, and eventually the ball will form a curve line aiming at the basket and slowly fly through the air, and slowly goes into the basket. The feeling surrounding the court will always be very serious when someone is about to make an important shot, there will be people cheering, people being silent trying to see what’s going to happen to the shot, they players on the same team will be waiting for the ball to go in the basket and waiting to cheer, while the other team will be waiting for the ball to miss the basket and waiting to cheer too. And for the fans they’re also waiting for the team they’re cheering for to win.

    She grew on him like she was a mold and he was a room-temperature American beef.
    He was as tall as Taipei 101.
    The lamp just sat there, like a dead animal.

    It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. —George Orwell, 1984 (1949)
    This book is not going to be a happy book, because the word cold, is often not a word people use when they’re happy, it more often used when people are sad. And in April, its in the middle of spring, so cold day doesn’t really sound very right especially when its like one o’clock in the noon time, it should be hot, so I think the book is not a very happy book.

  11. 1.
    – Moss green, Cheese like yellow, Snow white, Bloody red and Ocean blue.

    – Tension, since the first distance between Ray and the goal is pretty far. They must have been worried about the chances of the ball going in, which is pretty small. Having the ball in their hands from the other players and why in the world would Ray took such a big risk by taking a long shot? The feelings of the players can be related is to how much they depend their victory like a man holding to it’s very own life, on a cliff.

    – The loud screams and cheers that surrounds them by fans and audiences alike. Much like the animal noises in the local zoo. The smell of sweat which is nothing pretty much like the smell of mud during a rainy day.

    – The motion of the ball goes zig zag as it was passed toward different players. As it was passed to Ray Allen’s hands it rotates like my mom’s laundry machine.

    – The feelings that was felt by each different people that surround the players are different. The hardcore fans of the different teams would empathize with intensity felt by the players and screaming like being stabbed by a huge needle or some sort.

    2. The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can.

    3. “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen”

    The narrator who quoted this line might be foreshadowing a rainy day or a storm coming. The first clue was how bright the weather is and yet so cold. The second clue was how the time was around 1pm and usually the weather in 1pm is hot and warm.

  12. What colors do you see?
    Colors of dark green and white, both colors represent different teams.
    Colors of black and white: this represents the Referee
    Colors of Brown, red, white: this represents the basketball field and the equipments used to play basketball

    How do the players feel? Each player on his team trusted him when he was doing the 3 pt shot. This can be seen when his team-mate passes the ball straight to Ray Allen when they are heavily guarded by the member of the opponent’s team.

    What do you imagine the players hear, smell?
    The basketball players especially Ray Allen can smell his sweat trickling down his skin when he is about to make the 3 point shot because earning a 3 point shot is risky. By doing the 3 point shot successfully, it can contribute a lot to the victory of his team and this proves the audience, his team and the opponent team on how great he is capable of doing a 3 point shot on basketball.

    Describe the motion of the ball
    – The ball is rotating at a very slow speed heading into the hoop at the perfect angle

    Describe the feeling surrounding the court

    – Audience: The Audience supporting Ray Allen’s team has been waiting for the 3 point shot that Ray Allen could do that could lead their team on winning the basketball tournament against the opposition team.

    – Referee: The referee was as-well surprised when Ray Allen made the 3 point short perfectly into the hoop. This can be seen in the referee’s face emotion. Staring at the ball and blowing the whistle when the ball went into the hoop excitedly and surprised at the same time.

    – Opponents Team: The opponent’s was also jolted when Ray Allen made the 3 point shot into the hoop. However, the opposition team tried to block Ray allen’s 3 point shot but failed to. And the result is, a score into the loop was made by Ray Allen. The oppositions team to be disgrace by their own team.

    3 Metaphors:

    Tall – Tree: He was as huge as a tree that an axe or chainsaw wouldn’t be able to pierce through it

    Lazy Lamp: The lamp just sat there alone, feeling depressed of not being a living object

    Like 2 humming Birds:

    Both Bob and Bill got shocked when they met like a humming bird who never met each other

    It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not. —Paul Auster, City of Glass (1985)

    – The author is trying to foreshadow that he has to solve something from someone in an unexpected moment. The author is trying to emphasize of the stranger’s danger through phoning him regarding someone he was not supposed to be. This could be a criminal, etc.

  13. Task 1:
    Many players has their own worry whether they could manage through crowds of players guarding. They felt as if as they were being judge by the audience, step by step. Every single step that they take were very expensive as if as a piece of diamond. Anxious and worries are their main obstacle that they have to deal with it.
    I see the color of passion and enthusiasm on every people surrounding the court. It’s the moment of special that shine as if as the power of the sun. Many of them were define with colors especially yellow, white, purple, green as if as the soldiers in a battlefield. The colour black defines as if as the guardians or the watchers of the play in the battlefield. The players heard crowds cheering and supporting them. They taste their own sweat tracking down his enemy leads to. The motion of the ball is in slow speed as if as it reached the goal.

    Task 2:
    Mitten Fittin – His shirt fit to his size like shoes but maybe it more like mitten.
    Tall Tree – She’s huge and wide as tree in the jungle
    Computer Color – The moon showed in a dim and gloomy of .RAW file, 20% black, 50% white and the rest are sky blue.

    Task 3:
    George Orwell (1984) “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

    This author is foreshadowing about happiness will come in sometime after doing lot of work. But this ‘sometime’ will take a while, only several hours left.

  14. -Wi Sung
    “ImageryBall”

    There is massive amount of different colors in this video. The basketball players are wearing bright colors and the audience is like an invisible wall. What attract us who watch is the colors of the ball, orange and the colors of Ray Allen’s shirt, Green. From this video it shows green are powerful and green is a symbol of furious like spartan. I noticed only the green are moving and rushing and I realized I only can see the players playing but I don’t noticed at the audience who were watching. This situation I just saw the color of white clothed are hesitating and sadness on their uniforms like a 5 years sober.

    The players feelings looks like they are fighting for themselves and fighting for their team. They hesitate, their tired, they rush, therefore they are champion in the end. Ray Allen is the main character in this video and it shows he is powering up every moment he touches the ball. He feel no happy at all but he feels this is the time for the best memorable moment of his life.

    I imagine Ray Allen hears everything, the footstep he made, the wind he passed through the guards and the sound of happiness through his teammates. I imagine Ray Allen hears the sound of war like the world war 1 rushing for win and winning for freedom. From this video I hear songs about Ray Allen’s perfection on shooting 3 Pts and memories of him being a true hero in the game.

    The players smells nothing but hunger of winning and smells sweat around their own bodies like the smells of pork’s grease.

    The motion is shocking in the video and it has no any vibration around the ball. It looks clean and smooth towards the net. The ball has a symbol of hope and touching the net is the motion towards winning. This video is showing Ray Allen is controlling the motion of the ball when its flying towards the net, it follows what Ray Allen wants in the first time shoots.

    The feeling are crowded and quiet watching Ray Allen fired up on the court like a gladiator. Ray Allen is the king and the only one stepping on the court and it feels tingling when the moment he starts doing the jump shot. This video shows Ray Allen own this court and he makes the teams, fans own this court by joy.

    Unlike a Bowling Ball

    A boat drift on the pond and didn’t fall up side down like what a bowling ball’s mistake.

    Dogs and Dancers

    A ballerina dance with harmony and extended her slim legs behind her similar like a dog pissing on a fire hydrant.

    Like 2 Hummingbirds

    There are 2 hummingbirds that could be destiny to be one but the distance they has makes them into stranger with each other.

    FORESHADOWING

    The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. —William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

    William Gibson wrote a novel about washed up computer hackers hired by mysterious employer to pull off the ultimate hack. A novel about an event of cyber violence. What the quote say about a dead channel is a strong words and from the sense of foreshadowing it already tells us what characters in the book.

  15. Adric
    “ImageryBall”

    a)
    My teammate is on the run dribbling the ball towards the opponent’s basket and I’m preparing to receive a pass at the 3-point line. The time is almost up and he is so close to the basket. Suddenly, 3 players from the opposing team appeared out of nowhere as if they were a ninja and blocked him. He passed it to me in a hurry as he seen me free like a flying bird. As the ball flies to my hand, I prepared myself to get it. It’s getting closer to me and the other players turned back and saw me getting the ball. Time slows down when I decided to take the dangerous and risky shot called the 3-point shot.

    I know that I can do it and nobody is in my way. I jump as hard as I could and released the ball like a catapult. When he get’s to blocked me, I know that he came just a way too late when the ball is in the air. The ball just spins endlessly and I just hope that it just got in the basket. A split second later, I just can’t believe it because it got in and I thought it was just a lucky shot.

    Several minutes later, our team are going on the offensive again and I readied myself at the 3 point line again. This time, one of my teammate is trying to do a layup but was blocked by the same 3 players again. He quickly passed the ball to me. The basketball moved as fast as a bullet to me but it doesn’t hurt like one on my hands when I catch it. An opponent player is in front of me trying to lock my movements and I got no choice but to do it again.

    Hoping that my lucky star shines as bright as the sun, I shoot another 3-point shot and everybody on the field runs as quickly as possible to the under of the basket for rebound. But they don’t need to do it anymore, because it get in again and I wouldn’t say that a lucky shot anymore. I would say that a nice 3-point shot that I can do.

    b)
    1. The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can. →
    The prisoners were gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can.

    2. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met. →
    John and Mary had never met. They were like two cars who had also never met.

    3. He was as tall as a 6′3″ tree. →
    He was as tall as a flag pole.

    c) It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. —George Orwell,1984 (1949)

    By writing that line, I think the author tries to tell us that something is going to happen when the clocks are striking thirteen in the bright cold day of April.

  16. A) Imagery Ball

    What colors do you see?
    There are dozens of colors in the video. Colors like dark green, black, yellow, and white is the most common color you see in the video. Since the players from Oklahoma wore green and black and the Lakers wore yellow and white uniforms. There are also other colors, such as: light blue, light green, orange, red, and grey. They are colors from the background that we hardly noticed.

    How do the players feel?
    The players were aggresive and their moved fluently and swiftly through the court. Ray Allen is the star in this video. He felt confident and without any hesitant, he released the ball in the air. That is why he can score a 3 point so perfectly. He is also really focused and try to ignore as much as the disturbance around him. The opponent felt nervous and dissapointed when they couldn’t block the ball. When the ball scored, everybody on the team including Allen was overjoyed and they continued the game.

    What do you imagine the players hear, smell?
    The players heard the crowd cheering for them anxiously hoping that they could win this match. They smell the sweats of theirselves, their teammates and the opponents. It smelled just like a sewer but it showed how hard they are participating and playing to win this match. They heard shoes rubbing on the court every second and kept on playing although they sounded like screeching tires.

    Describe the motion of the ball.
    The ball moved through the air fluently just like a angel soaring in the sky as it accurately went into the hoop. The ball was moving in slow-motion, it was a beautiful sight yet everybody’s curiousty was raised since it was unpredictable whether Allen will score or not. The ball was passed back and forth countless time as it didn’t lose it’s cool.

    Describe the feeling surrounding the court.
    Everybody was staring at the movements of the players and watching carefully as they run, dribble, jump, and shoot. They are also watching their expressions as they are playing. The players would need to concentrate 100% to not be distracted by it’s surrounding, because some of them were cheering while some were making as many distractions as they can to not let the other team score. It was a crazy sight where many people battled together like they were having a war without weapons just to help their favorite team win this game.

    B) Metaphor
    The tree’s just like a bright young man looking for a future from above

    The lazy lamp sat there just like me when I was thinking new thoughts.

    The star-crossed lover went pass through each other like what strangers would do without looking back.

    C) Foreshadowing
    It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. —George Orwell, 1984 (1949)

    “He used the month April because it is in spring and it is most likely to rain everyday. So when noon strikes, rain will be pouring down.”

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