Organic Object-Rock

My organic object looks similar to the first time I observed it. The rock is a little worn down and chipped from being dropped and passed around the past couple days. The little pieces are now scattered around like dandelion seeds, going wherever earth takes them. The color of the rock still starts as a refreshing purple and slowly transitions into a bright white. Although, the colors seem to be a little duller overall. The rock’s physical appearance can be related to school. At first, students start out bright, strong, excited, you name it. But, as the days and weeks progress that brightness and excitement dies down to a dull, repeating sequence. Kids go to the same classes day after day after day and get bored. Much like the miniscule pieces of the rock being spread around, students want to be spread out. We want to experience something different, something fun. Some may not like this, they might want that boring, monotone day, but most of us want to experience something else. Every person is unique, much like my rock. It is similar to nothing else on the entire planet, it looks different, feels different, and maybe even tastes different. Rocks represent people. Whether it be a sharp or round edge, or a dark rock versus a light rock, they represent our personalities and physical appearances. Rocks are funny because we see them every day and think nothing of them, but they’re their, watching us and living out our lives, and we don’t even know it. 

5 thoughts on “Organic Object-Rock

  1. I started my blog by talking about how my rock has changed from the first time I observed it to the second time. Then I commented on how my word choices made similar sounds. For example, the words chipped and dropped make a similar sound with the double “p” in the middle of the sentences. After that, I used a simile to describe my pieces of rock being broken off and traversed throughout the world. I related the chips of the rock to dandelion seeds that float through the air. I reference this simile later in the passage and relate it to how students minds wander during school. I also utilized multiple polysyllabic words to make the passage more diverse and interesting.The theme of my blog is boredom because rocks, for the most part, are boring and represents kids life at school.

  2. Overall, I really enjoyed your blog post. At first, I was confused as to how you would construct a sound piece around an inanimate object. However, your metaphor comparing rocks to humans was very insightful. I liked your use of figurative language, especially when you said “the little pieces are now scattered around like dandelion seeds”. I thought this was a great simile and loved how you referenced it once again in the metaphor. You’re right; it is easy to discard rocks as a part of everyday life. Although they are lifeless, they do in fact parallel humans in many ways, and you did a great job of analyzing that connection.

  3. A great and unlikely simile: ” The little pieces are now scattered around like dandelion seeds, going wherever earth takes them.” Unexpected metaphors are the best (unless one can’t see the connection)

    I also like this use of epistrophe: ” It is similar to nothing else on the entire planet, it looks different, feels different, and maybe even tastes different.” Though I’m glad you didn’t taste it to make sure.

  4. I fully admire your attempt to write about a simple rock. Although many people may have shied away from such an attempt, I respect the way you tried to make it into an abstract piece.
    In fully accepting that this rock may have, in fact, been boring, I think it’s very interesting that you were also able to provide contrast in also saying that it was very unique.
    “The rock’s physical appearance can be related to school. At first, students start out bright, strong, excited, you name it. But, as the days and weeks progress that brightness and excitement dies down to a dull, repeating sequence. ”
    This quote particularly attracted my attention because of how correct it really is. The metaphor is relating the rock to school, giving an honest opinion that is likely true for a good amount of the students you are referring to.

    1. Thank you for such a detailed and interesting comment. I liked how you quoted me to further advance your comment because it made your comment much more fun to read. Thanks!

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