Diary entry examples for children Definition
1. You were fortunate enough to attend the Leadership Camp organized in your school. Record your thoughts in the form of a diary entry in 150 words.
Tuesday, 27 June 9 p.m.
Last 2 days were the most attractive days of my school life. The Leadership Camp which was prearranged for XI STD, prove to be real fun. On hindsight I can say, that it was also a very inspiring and educational experience. We went to school in casuals, which was very exciting. The first session was 'Ice-breakers'; these games were very interactive. Imagine, I didn't know half the children of the class. It was nice befriend sandeep and saneesh. I am glad that I have one more year in school to build on this friendship.
This camp was the best part of my life and will stay etched in my memory enduringly.
2. Yesterday was like no other day. The installation Ceremony was held in your school and you were declared the school captain. Write a diary entry reliving the experience and the realization of your most heartfelt desire. (150 words)
Ans. January 4, 2010 10 p.m.
What a hard to consider, exciting day today was! Picture my most dreams coming true. Today, before the whole school, in the Investiture Ceremony, I was declared the school captain! I was shaking with trepidation, my thoughts were in a jumble, and I could barely stand still when the Principal pinned the badge on my shirt. The cheering of the assembly, the broad smiles on my friends' faces were reminders that it was occurrence, it was true and not just a dream.
You can picture the happiness of Mum and Dad. I have satisfied their prospect, I have made not only mine but their dreams come true. I pray with all my heart that I do not contradict the faith reposed in me and prove true to the task given to me. I have every meaning of being a good head. Pray for me.
3. Your best friend Sumas cheated you of your money. You always considered him to be a true friend, very dignified and honest. Express your conflicting emotions in a diary entry. (150 words)
Ans. Sunday, December 4
Today I appreciate the famous words of Mark Antony when he stood before the slain, body of Julius Caesar. He referred to Brutus' attack on Caesar as "The unkindest cut of all". I feel the same. I cannot picture Suhas, of all the people, dishonest me, robbing me of my hard earned money. I trusted Suhas more than myself, trust him and treated him like a brother? Yet he has betrayed me. I gave him Rs 5000 as a loan, without any legal papers signed? Such was my faith and trust in him. He denies outright that he ever took such a loan from me.
How do I deal with such deceit? It has wounded me to the core of my heart. It is not the monetary loss which has cut me up, but the barefaced denial. What do I do? The friendship has ended; I will treat him like a rank stranger and just be polite. He has left me with no choice.
As a friend's ingratitude!" Shakespeare again.
Yours in deep sorrow
Some common questions for Diary
1. Why could the writer never pass Botany ?
2. What was the author supposed to see in the microscope ? What did he see ?
3. In the first class after the vacation, the professor cheerily tells the author that he would be able to see cells. Soon he says grimly, "We'll, try it." Why does his tone change ?
4. Why were most of the professors lenient to Bolenciecwez ?
5. There was a profound silence in which everybody 'stirred uneasily' Why ?
B. Attempt a character sketch of :
1. The Botany professor
2. Mr. Bassum '
2. How does the poet build the atmosphere of menace, danger and doom that awaits the lovers?
Ans. Look at these lines and what they signify?
3. The poem 'Lord Ullin's Daughter' depicts the clash between the impetuous nature of youth and the tyrannical authority of parents. Discuss by giving examples from the poem.
"O haste thee, haste! The lady crices, though tempest round us gather I'll meet the raging of the skies But not an angry father. These lines clearly depict the impetuous nature of youth. The tyrannical authority of parents is evident from the lines - "And as the night grew drearier. Adown the glen rode armed men, their trample sounded nearer." These lines also show the reckless side of youth and unkind authority of parents - "Three days we have fled together, should he find us in the glen, My blood would stain the heather his horsemen (Lord Ullin's) behind us ride "Then who will cheer my bonny bride when they have slain her lover?"
4. Regret, grief and lament is the fate of Lord Ullin now. He hates his dictatorial ways and is not able to overcome the loss of his daughter. He expresses his innermost feelings in the form of a diary-entry. Write this diary for him.
Now there is nothing left for me to live for My dear daughter my only child is gone - gone forever she would never come back and all because of my inhuman cruelty my unforgiving nature, my dictatorial ways. If I had not been so cruelly dictatorial she would be alive now full of laughter and full of life. Not only my daughter but I would also have got a son her Chieftain of Ulva's Isle so brave so fearless so loving and devoted to my daughter. Oh! God why could I not foresee the consequences of my harshness. But nothing can be done now. She will never come back again. I will never see her never hear her voice. Now there is nothing left but a lifelong regret and heartache.
5. Imagine you are Lord Ullin. You have reached the fatal shore in time and are able to convince your daughter to come back home with her lover. Write a letter to your friend Robert upon the satisfaction which you got after you forgave them. And that you are happy at your timely decision which helped you to get back your daughter. (CBSE 2010)
You will be glad to know that I have forgiven my daughter. As I chased her and the chief of Ulva's Isle I was able to reach the share as they were about to board the boat to cross the glen in the raging storm. I prevented their boarding the boat and convinced my daughter that I would not harm her Chieftain. I would accept him. The young people were so surprised they could not believe their ears. I hugged them and embraced them and blessed them. Now a not only have my daughter safe and sound but also a brave fearless son in law.
I am so glad I have a family to live with and to leave behind to carry my name after my death well so long.
6. What is a ballad? How is folk ballad different from a literary ballad?
Ans. Ballads are usually narrative poems. A ballad has the following characteristics:-
(a) It is usually simple and fairly short.
(b) It was originally designed to be sung.
(c) It begins rather abruptly, implying the previous action.
(d) It employs simple language.
(e) It tells the story tersely through dialogue and describes action.
(f) It makes use of refrains.
(g) It is usually written in couplets.
7. Discuss 'Lord Ullin's Daughter' as a ballad.
Ans. 'Lord Ullin's Daughter is a ballad of the folk
8. Why is the Chieftain's beloved willing to die than return to her father?
Ans. Lord Ullin's daughter is a determined lady who loves the Chieftain, despite many odds.