At Fenn there are so many opportunity's to have fun and enjoy yourself. Some things that I am enjoying at school are the projects that we are doing. For example, in english we are memorizing our WW Fenn poems and speeches. I have also had bad experiences with this but this year I wan't flourish. I wan't to be proud of what I had done because memorizing a poem or a speech is not easy. This year I have taken a different approach then the past years. I have grown to understand the importance of WW Fenn. I now understand why we do it, we do it because its away to help us with public speaking and to enjoy great poetry and speeches. This year I am going to be reciting the poem ""I wondered lonely as a cloud" by William Wordsworth. as to the other year's when I had done speeches for example the Gettysburg Address.
The reason that I chose my WW Fenn piece is because I wanted to do something that I have never done in the past which is to do a poem. In years past I had always done a speech and I wanted to change it up this year. This year I have chose the poem "I wondered lonely as a cloud" by William Wordsworth. After reading a lot of the poems on fitz website I decided this was the one. The reason that I chose it was it really caught my attention. I found that it was a very interesting poem to read and I liked it a lot. It was a hard chose because there were so many great and interesting poems that I had read. But had decided to chose "I wondered lonely as a cloud."
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
My past experiences with WW Fenn speaking contests have not been great. For me I find that this is challenging. I have never been good with public speaking, I get so nervous that I’m going to mess up, that it drives me crazy. Every year I try my best to what it takes to not embarrass myself in front of my classmates. Although I am not particularly good at public speaking I’m not afraid of it. I will never shy away from a challenge not matter how big or small it is.
I can remember the first time that I did WW Fenn. There I was as a 6th grader sitting in Ms. Motts class pondering on which topic I should choose. To me it was like picking the weapon you want to get beat with. I hated it, I didn’t want to do it at all and I didn’t want to have to memorize a poem or a speech or whatever I was picking. I ended up “choosing” the gettysburg address which wasn’t awful but it was long. I didn’t know how I was going to memorize this in two weeks. I was scared out of my mind. Well I can tell you what happened, of course I did it but after a few bumps in the road. Little minor things like forgetting the whole last 5 sentences. Nothing big. I can say that in sixth grade it all started.
This year in the 8th grade I’m going to pick a topic that I’m comfortable with and that I like. I want this year to be different from all the rest, I want to feel good about doing well in this, I want to possibly recite it in front of the whole school. This is not one of my most favorite things about the school year but I always want to succeed in it so I can prove to myself that I can speak in public and not go into a nervous breakdown. My thoughts on WW Fenn would be keep doing it. It helps kids like me get over their fear of public speaking and not put it aside but to hit it head