This is a long one so be ready.
bright ribbons of color danced and swirled in anna's mind. she imagined the intense sky blue of morning spiraled with fire-hot red-orange, the way it looked before the sun rose in her haitian homeland.
anna opened her eyes and sighed as she stared at the lifeless black outlines of fruit against her white sketch pad.
"boring," she thought.
her shoulders slumped while she crossed her arms and adjusted her weight on the stool. anna flicked specks of charcoal from her jeans, leaving small black streaks.
"anna," mrs. moreno said, as she stood behind anna, " focus on your work. there isn't much class time left."
mrs. moreno took a step back and tilted her head slightly as she analyzed anna's drawing. "your perspective shows improvement," she said.
anna mumbled, " you," and picked up her charcoal stick to continue sketching. she glanced at the real fruit, then looked at her drawing. the fruit she had drawn was almost exactly the same shape and size as the real fruit.
mrs. moreno is right. my perspective has improved, anna thought. she brushed a strand of hair from her face, forgetting that her hands had charcoal dust on them. she had probably left a smudge on her face, but she didn't care.
anna glanced around, noting what some of the other students had drawn. a few of the sketches surely would get a's from mrs. moreno. using only the gray-black charcoal stick, some students had been able to show how the overhead lighting highlighted certain areas of the fruit.
the jarring jangle of the class bell startled anna. "this class doesn't seem to take a whole hour," she said to her friend, olivia.
"no kidding." olivia laughed as she collected her books. she stopped and took a close look at anna. "what's that? " she asked, as she pointed to anna's forehead.
anna smiled and wiped away the smudge. "occupational hazard."
"i'll be glad when we're drawing something besides fruit," olivia said.
"yeah. still life gets old fast," anna agreed. "i can't wait to get into color and use the oil paints."
"not me. oils are difficult. i mean, with pastels and charcoal, you can erase if you make a mistake.
don't you have to paint over an oil if you goof? "
anna shook her head. "there are other techniques."
"you sound like a professional." olivia smiled.
on the bus ride home, anna leaned her head against the window and let the cool air blow softly against her face. she observed the yards as she rode past. ragged or tidy, they were green. just about the same shade of green too. in a few yards there were bare trees, which reminded anna of lollipop sticks stuck into lime lollipops.
anna climbed from the bus, which had stopped at the end of her street. she had walked down this street maybe a hundred times before, but today she carefully observed two parallel rows of white houses with black doors and shutters. all of the units looked exactly alike. anna slowed her steps, suddenly aware that the only color in the neighborhood came from an occasional bike left in a front yard.
"my block looks like a charcoal sketch," anna mumbled.
she began to imagine what each house would look like if she could paint every yard and home.
houses should reflect their owners, anna insisted to herself. mr. ott's house should have a yellow door and shutters, to match his canary hair. mrs. reyes would have lots of red flowers in her yard, because she wears red dresses. and because the dixons have three young children, they could have a door with stripes and splashes in lots of colors.
anna wished that her drab neighborhood could become a crayon box of color. she imagined yellow, pink, and white blossoms against the deep green swirls of the yard. she pictured lavender flowers floating against lush vines climbing next to the front door of her own house.
she stopped in front of her own home and looked in sudden surprise at the tidy white house with the black shutters. placed on the two steps leading to the front door were four small clay pots with brightly colored purple and yellow pansies gently quivering in the breeze.
anna laughed out loud and hugged her books to her chest in happiness.
"i'll never have a charcoal life! " she cried. "mama sees the world in colors too! "
ok, a little bit more. you ready?
a theme of “anna’s secret wish” is
1.) students should use their imagination more often.
2.) most people paint their homes to reflect their personalities.
3.) artists should specialize in either charcoal or oil.
4.) people see the world differently.
restate the theme you selected in the previous question. support that theme with two details from “anna’s secret wish.”(write an extended response )
People see the world differently.The reason I have chose this is because of the way she saw her neighborhood remember she said that she thought her neighborhood looked like a charcoal sketch. The second reason I chose people see the world differently is because she thought class was boring but others may have thought it was fun. hope this helps
7: not that hard when you find the answer to number 6. I didn't want to do it either, but it's really easy afterwards. Here's an idea to get you started: Olivia and Anna have different opinions, Anna thinks that color is much more beautiful than black and white, but Olivia prefers black and white over color.
Change up that sentence to how you'd normally write, or else you'll get in trouble for cheating. You probably already sent the test in, but this is for anyone who hasn't :3
A theme of Anna's Secret Wish is: PEOPLE SEE THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY.
It can be seen when Anna realizes that all the students in the class are drawing the same fruit but the results are different in all the cases.
Another example is when she is talking to Olivia about their preferences as regards methods of painting. Each of them want to paint with different materials.
Answer : Students use their imagination I can support by the sentences were in the text Anna's is staring of thinking of Randoms things.
In this short excerpt of Anna´s Secret Wish, the most common theme is the perspective of beauty compared and contasted between the main character, Anna, and the other characters, like her friend Olivia and her teacher, Mrs. Moreno, as well as her classmates and then her mother. This is why the correct answer is A for the first part. In fact, the narrator, which is not Anna, has a first glimpse of what beauty is to the main character when he/she has access to how Anna is feeling in regards to the difference in beauty between a drawing where color and lack of sameness reigns, vs her feelings of boredom when she sees the charcoal drawings of her classmates, the sameness of the landscape when she is at the bus and when she arrives at her neighborhood. Again, it is contrasted when she sees that like her, her mother also perceives beauty as splashes of color that contrast the sameness and bleakness of darker colors like white and black. But her teacher, classmates and even neighbors do not see things like her; they accept and deal well with the charcoal colors and drawings, while her friend Olivia does not want charcoal at all; she wants to deal with oils, which are stronger and brigther in color than charcoal. This also establishes the theme.
The theme of Anna’s Secret Wish is that people see the world differently. Taken from the text “Anna’s Secret Wish” by Joan Lowery Nixon and Eileen Nixon McGowan, the reader can understand that the text is about every person having a different view of the world. There are two instances (details) in the text that can support this idea. First, when Anna and Olivia discuss their different points of view regarding oil paintings. Anna argues that she would like to use color and the oil paints instead of charcoal; however, Olivia does not like the idea of using oil paintings, since charcoal allows her to erase something if she makes a mistake. Second, towards the end, Anna says "I'll never have a charcoal life. Mama sees the world in colors too!". With this statement, Anna explains that she and her mother see the world in a particular way, in this case in color. Therefore, she implicitly states that there are different ways of seeing or perceiving the world.
this shows that no matter how small you are, team work always pulls through
When Mrs.Moreno said "Your perspective show improvement."
And when mama saw the world in colors as well
bright ribbons of color danced and swirled in anna's min...