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If you were a flower for one day, describe your experiences of that day stating various...

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abhi-yashu | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 29, 2009 at 5:41 AM via web

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If you were a flower for one day, describe your experiences of that day stating various examples regarding your experiences.

If you were a flower for one day, describe your experiences of that day stating various examples regarding your experiences.

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Lorraine Caplan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted March 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM (Answer #2)

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Try to use your imagination to write about what a flower experiences by choosing a particular flower.  You could be a tulip or a crocus, for example. You might want to consider writing about a flower in the spring or the fall. What effect do those seasons have on a flower? Are you warm or cold?  Is it painful to push up through the earth in the spring or to lose all of your "self" in the fall and winter? What makes a flower feel good?  Do the bees hurt the flower or provide a pleasant sensation?  Are you happy to be picked to decorate someone's dining room table? Or is this an unpleasant occurrence? Do you worry about whether other flowers are more beautiful than you? Or do you like being surrounded by beautiful friends?  Those are just a few ideas to get you started! 

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pippin1313 | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted March 30, 2009 at 2:14 PM (Answer #3)

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Why don't you take an hour...even 20 minutes and sit on the ground by a flower and jot down what happens. Don't forget that good writing invokes ALL the senses. Head up each one and write what you feel under each of the headings. Take the questions that speamerfam has given you and use those as headings as well.

Once you have your notes start working with them and shaping them into a day in the life type piece.

I often find that my students write better from actually experiencing what I'm setting as a topic. I often take them outside and make them write exactly what they experience and then go back in their own time and look at what mood changes have occurred. They come with some very cool stuff and I think you would too.

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alexb2 | eNotes Employee

Posted March 30, 2009 at 2:50 PM (Answer #4)

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Think about the natural environment of the flower. Earth. Water. Sun. All of these are essential to its life. I like the suggestion above. Sit quietly outside near some flowers and write down your impressions. 

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 30, 2009 at 4:51 PM (Answer #5)

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Why not watch the budding and opening of blossoms on fruit trees for a few days?  Botanists state that there is a tremendous amount of energy exerted by trees to produce the blossoms which will then become fruit.  The transformation of bud to blossom to fruit is one of generation and regeneration.  This "naissance and renaissance" could be recorded as journal entries for two seasons, Spring and Summer--birth as a flower and rebirth as a fruit, not merely a bloom that eventually dies, but a thing of beauty and produce.

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 31, 2009 at 12:02 PM (Answer #6)

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This depends on the location of the flower and the conditions in which it exists.  You could get really creative with a flower planted and growing outside...worms, butterflies, sun, rain, wind, the neighborhood cat, mice, snails, caterpillars...etc.

Inside flowers would experience conversation, music, air conditioning, perhaps not close enough to a light source, household pets, children playing frisbee or football indoors, so many things to consider.

This can be a fun exercise!  Have a blast with it!  :)

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khenz916 | High School Teacher | eNoter

Posted July 23, 2010 at 8:19 AM (Answer #7)

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If you were a flower for one day, describe your experiences of that day stating various examples regarding your experiences.

If you were a flower for one day, describe your experiences of that day stating various examples regarding your experiences.

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If you were a flower for one day, describe your experiences of that day

1 I would submissivly bow before God for being beatiful.

2 I would keep my thorns blunt not to hurt flower gatherer.

3 I would be staircase for dew drops ,water drops,and a harbour

for the wind.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 25, 2011 at 10:03 AM (Answer #8)

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What do you like about flowers? What kind of insects or animals approach flowers? Where will your flower be located? What color is it? How fragrant is it? You can also consider how the flower feels, and how does it react to the visitors and changes in the sun.

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