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How could I write a diary entry about my failure as a nightingale, based on "The Frog...

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Posted June 7, 2013 at 3:54 PM via web

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How could I write a diary entry about my failure as a nightingale, based on "The Frog and the Nightingale"?

 

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stolperia | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 8, 2013 at 1:59 AM (Answer #1)

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You need to think as if you were the nightingale in order to be able to write a diary entry expressing her feelings of failure. If the entry is recording your feelings after failing as a singer, that narrows down the amount of the action that you need to include.

Your entry might start with some memories of how wonderful it had been in the old days, when you had been able to sing beautifully and how much you enjoyed the response from those listening. You might compare the "'Bravo! " "Too divine! " "Encore!'" that you used to receive with the reactions she is now receiving. Talk about the hard work you have put into following the frog's directions and practicing -

up and down the scale
For six hours, till she was shivering
and her voice was hoarse and quivering

but it has all been wasted. Your former audience no longer raves about your singing, but has grown "tired At a voice so uninspired" and left you singing to yourself. The only feedback you receive is the continued instruction from the frog to sing with more volume and passion. You might end your entry with the promise to yourself that you will try to do so tomorrow. You won't be able to record the results of that attempt, since you die while carrying out that attempt!

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Posted June 8, 2013 at 4:17 PM (Answer #2)

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5-june-2013 Dear Dairy I hope you are fine. I have been quite successful in my life. All my concerts were hit among the audience of bongle bog. As you know I'm shy or timid natured. I'm also extremely trusting, and i trusted that my master "frog" would really help me but i was totally wrong. Ididn't wanted to sing in such a bad weather but he forced me and i have to do that.... He made me mentally and physicall sick, I think that was his moto.HEe was successful in his job as he made me sick, and finally I was not cheered my the crowd too. At the end my innocence and weak character along with lack of self confidence leads to my desasterous death.

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