Megan Korinek

Perseverance is...

Perseverance is defined as an obstacle that you keep trying to overcome even if you don't succeed the first time you try. If you give up when you don't succeed the first time then you will never be able to reach your goal. Some people persevere while others are unsuccessful because of how hard you try. If you falter and don't take the time to get back up you are unsuccessful in reaching your goal because you put no effort into it. But, people are successful because they try and when they fall they get right back up and have a positive attitude.

Why stand if you aren’t going to follow your dreams?

Compare and Contrast

There are a lot of similarities in the songs “Eye of the Tiger” and “Stand”. The theme in “Eye of the Tiger” is the same as the theme in “Stand”. The theme is when you fall because of the struggles in your life you can get mad at yourself and feel like you aren’t good enough to get back up. You just need to pick yourself up and keep on moving because everybody makes mistakes.Also, they both contain literary techniques and one example is imagery. There are also differences in the two songs.In the song “Stand” the person is persevering from the outcome of getting mad at someone and solving it in the wrong way. On the other hand, In the song “Eye of the Tiger” the person is persevering through the troubles that they have that are causing their dreams to fade away. Lastly, In the song “Stand” throughout the whole song the mood is sad. The mood is sad because during the whole song the person that has fallen is trying to climb back up from their struggles and not back down because they know they can do it. In contrast, In “Eye of the Tiger” throughout the whole song the mood goes from sad to happy. The mood is sad when the person is falling to the ground and the mood is happy when the person is climbing back up to follow their dreams. This song goes back and forth between happy and sad a few times.

Giving Up Is Never And Will Never Be An Option


First, Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia. He was the youngest of five children children and was raised in relative poverty by a single mother. Next, in 1938 Jackie Robinson was named the region’s Most Valuable Player in baseball. Third, Jackie Robinson was forced the leave UCLA because he was just shy of graduation due to financial hardships. Fourth, from 1942 to 1944, he serves as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. But, during boot camp in 1944 (Fort Hood, Texas) he was arrested and court-martialed after refusing to give up his seat and move to the back of a segregated bus when told by the driver. Then, after leaving the Army in 1944, he began to play baseball professionally. He joined the all-white Montreal Royals team (a farm team for the Brooklyn Dodgers) in 1946.Sixth, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. He was the first black player to compete in the major leagues. His first game was in Ebbets field, playing for the Royals. Seventh, He kept wowing fans and critics. He had an outstanding .342 batting average during the season in 1949. Lastly, Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. 10 years later, they retired his uniform number which was 42.

Awesome is jackpot

Cause and Effect

Being awesome is something that everybody can do if they never give up. The ways that people can get there are by fighting through all of the troubles they have in their life even if they they don’t succeed the first time. There is a quote from the Kid President video that really displays how to achieve awesomeness. The quote is “and if life is a game, are we all on the same team?” This really demonstrate someone can achieve awesomeness by showing that everybody needs some encouragement to get through the troubles that they have in their life. You need people to cheer you on so you have the faith and hope to get through your trouble. If you have someone that cheers you on you will have success and be AWESOME.

Perseverance is...

We can learn how to persevere by watching other persevere because they can show us how important it is. If other people persevere and become successful that will make other people want to persevere. We just need leaders in our world to persevere first and show everybody what an impact it makes on their life.