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Organic Object – Asparagus

on September 10, 2019

I am starting to wonder why so many vegetables are somewhat ombre. The asparagus in front of me goes from yellow to light green, to a darker green. I find it interesting that vegetables can be many different colors at one time, unlike us humans. On another note, where on earth did the name asparagus come from? It’s very interesting when you say it slow. “Asssparraguss.” Fascinating, really. Triangles are what give you character and make you who you are. Triangles up and down your stem that congregate at the top. At the top, your triangles make it look as though you’re wearing a crown since they join together at the top. Are you a princess or a queen? A prince or a king? I wonder about you specifically, but what about your family members? Asparagus’ are bought in bundles so are the other asparagus you bundle with your family? Why is your crown the part of you that is the most flavorful? Is your crown a symbol that you’re the head of the grass family? You sort of look as though you’re a member of the grass family. I assume you are apart of the grass family because you are green, but assuming that could easily be vegetable discrimination.  Asparagus, why are you so interesting? I know I am asking you many questions that you aren’t able to answer because you don’t speak. It makes me wonder how vegetables like you communicate with one another. Relaying information is important for humans, but do vegetables need to do it as well? After wondering so much about an asparagus and what goes on inside of them, random thoughts enter my mind about a vegetable life. Sometimes, life gets extremely busy. Sometimes, we forget to realize the beauty in the little things in life. This asparagus that I grabbed out of my fridge before my mom made dinner has made me think so much deeper about all the objects that surround me.


4 Responses to “Organic Object – Asparagus”

  1. Abby Schaub says:

    In my organic object polished writings, I wanted to emphasize my questioning tone throughout the entire piece. In the body of the writing, I ask the asparagus eight questions about it for both repetition and emphasis. Words like triangles, and crown are used to repeat important characteristics that make the asparagus interesting. Repeating these words also provide a strong description of the asparagus. Furthermore, I used tone words like “fascinating”, “wonder”, and “beauty” to give the piece a whimsical and lighthearted tone. Another form of repetition I used is towards the end when I say “communicate” and then “relaying information”. I am repeating the same ideas but in different ways to emphasize variety. Another repetition tool I used in my piece was alliteration. I used alliteration with the “m” sound, the “s” sound, and the “g” sound.

  2. 793601 says:

    Abby, I really enjoyed the comparison about the asparagus being a type of royalty! I have always seen the top of the asparagus as a crown as well! Another aspect of your blog I enjoyed was your use of rhetorical questions throughout the writing, I feel like it really engages the readers. Very well done Abby!

  3. 771303 says:

    I found your introductory sentence very intriguing. It made me think about all the vegetables I have seen and I am now realizing that most of them are ombre. But at the same time I don’t think of asparagus as ombre. If I am imagining asparagus in my head I would just consider it green.

    I love your ending:
    “Sometimes life gets extremely busy. Sometimes we forget to realizes the beauty in the little things in life.”
    This conclusion sentence is so powerful because it shows what you were able to learn from this assignment. It truly makes me realize how important it is to see the beauty in life and how important it was for me to see the beauty in my orange as well.

  4. Mr. Stephens says:

    Abby, your wonder is so well grounded in subjective description. The notion of triangles and crowns makes me look at asparagus differently — and I had them for dinner two nights ago. You have a very natural way of relating your reverie that escapes many people, who seem to flit from one thought to another when attempting something like this in writing, without a hint of the thoughts’ connections. Well done.

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