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Why Algebra?

September 27, 2010
By Hummingbird GOLD, Berryton, Kansas
Hummingbird GOLD, Berryton, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. -Helen Keller

Fourth hour. Algebra.
Sigh of exasperation.
I hate numbers. Numbers hate me.
Excuse me, Teacher!
Why must we learn this again?
But I don't dare ask what I really feel.
Another pile of homework. Another late night of confusion. Another sigh.
Disjunctions, Conjunctions,
We aren't talking about grammar anymore, are we?
Slope, parabolas, quadratic functions.
Forty-five minutes later, the bell saves me from my little numeric enemies.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Dec. 15 2010 at 3:33 pm
Great job! I love this one, and I know how you feel. Sometimes math can kill.

on Oct. 22 2010 at 9:19 pm
kmarie14 PLATINUM, Hyrum, Utah
22 articles 5 photos 246 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is either an adventure...or nothing" -Helen Keller

love it love it love it! this is how i feel about my algebra class exactly!

on Oct. 12 2010 at 5:23 pm
...Katelynn... PLATINUM, Sandy, Oregon
22 articles 1 photo 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
"True love doesn't have a happy ending, because true love never ends."

"Writing isn't that hard, you just sit at a typewriter and bleed." -Ernest Hemmingway

I, being in high school, can completely relate to this piece. The style in your writing is very unique. It's a little stop and start, meaning that the flow could perhaps use some adjusting. But what piece is perfect? Just meaning that in some places (such as "the bell saves ME, and ENEMIES) rhyme, and have a great contrasting rhyme! But other places have no real, direction to them. I personally love this piece. Something I wish I could've thought of first!! But with every great piece comes the editing process. But to me, your writing and ideas are excellent. Keep writing. I'll be sure to read more of your work. :)