Are all the E-portfolios deep enough?
Shall I change something in one of them?
Did I miss any poem or story that we saw in class?
Are all the E-portfolios deep enough?
Shall I change something in one of them?
Did I miss any poem or story that we saw in class?
This poem deals with the Melancholy. But not as something bad, destructive or a feeling that damages the people.
The poem deals as if it is something positive and to be proud of, because if you have that feeling, it means that you had joy in your life and melancholy is a way to remember it.
This poem made me remember to one of my favorites songs of the Argentinean rock. This song is “Nunca Quise” of Intoxicados.
Para odiar hay que querer
Para destruir hay que hacer
Y estoy orgulloso de quererte romper
La cabeza contra la pared
Para dejar hay que beber
Para morir primero hay que nacer
The chorus of this song has the same theme of the poem. All the bad things and feelings that you have during your life, are because at some moment in your past, you had all that things. So instead of being depressed by dose things, look back and remember all the good things that had happened to you.
Through all my life, I had some melancholic moment, where I could remember the good experiences that I had. It’s a very strange feeling, as for some moments, you feel happy, for what you have experienced, but then there is another feeling inside of your chest, that it’s very uncomfortable, and you start complaining about why you don’t have it anymore.
Melancholy is present when I have nostalgic moments. For example, Nintendo launched a new “remastered game” (is an old game that is re-launched, with better graphs, but the same idea) called Pokemon Let’s Go. I played this game when I was 6 years old and now, that it’s in the market again, I bought it. This game makes me remember all the days that I used to play with it, and the good moments that I had, so the game is very nostalgic and melancholic to me.
Rite of passage for the destructors.
“what’s a hacksaw”
“It’s a bribe”
“Destruction after all is a form creation”
“There’s nothing personal, but you got to admit it’s funny”
“Considered herself better than the neighbours”
“We’ll put it down”
Metaphor: This metaphor is about the war. As it cost a lot of money to it, is a big waste of money.
At the end of the story, the gang destroys Old Misery’s house, with the help of a man who had no idea of what was going on, and when he realised what was happening didn’t care and actually found it fun. The author might have ended the story this way to show how it is that society was influenced by war, people no longer cared of others, they were going through an egocentric phase of life.
This story is a clear reflection of delinquency, war and the hidden forces which motivate our actions as we can see how a group of kids are trespassing the law, as a result of war. This is because war destroyed society, and vandalism and delinquency. We can also see how T was willing to destroy a innocent man’s house, just to obtain power.
In my eyes, the destruction of Mr.Thomas’s house is more senseless than the destruction of war. This is for several reasons; for example the house was the last standing peace of housing after war. Moreover, the destruction of the house had no real reasons other than having fun, and T showing Blackie his leadership and power over the gang.
The definition of nihilism is the rejection of all religious and moral principles, in the belief that life is meaningless. This is portrayed by the Wormsley Common Gang, as they show no morale in their actions, going after an innocent man’s house, and using another innocent man without his knowledge.
Gangs nowadays are very similar from the ones in “The Destructors”.
At first, all the gangs have many members (there are gangs from different ages) and everyone has at least one leader. In the case of the destructors is Blackie. The other people in the gang follow the leader that takes all the important decisions.
To become a part of a gang, the recruit have to do some illegal activities, to prove the loyalty to their crew. It can be: stole something, paint in walls, break things from the street, etc. In the story happened, but is impossible that a new recruit could challenge the leader. As the reader can see in the story when T said: “I have a better idea”. Also, they have different enemies, while the modern gangs fight against other gangs, for territory and more respect, the gang in The Destructors didn’t have a formal enemy.
Finally, their motivations and activities are practically the same. Both make a lot of destruction and illegal things and always their motivations are from their living conditions and how their surroundings are (a lot of caos). In the Destructors, they are in a post war situation, and in the modern gangs, they live in affected areas where there are a lot of insecurity and danger.
The setting in blitzed London is essential for all the plot in the story. The after war scenery creates the perfect moment for the creation of the gang. All their extreme ideas and a love for destruction, is very ironic in a chaotic place, as London after the war. It’s very difficult that the ideas could appear in another scenario that is not a chaotic one.
“Streaks of light came in through the closed shutters where they worked with the seriousness of creators—and destruction after all is a form of creation. A kind of imagination had seen this house as it had now become.”
This quotation is refering the post war situation, and the ridiculousness of war itself. The quote is very ironic, as it shows the hard work of human people, to build whole cities, to destruct them in a short and fast time. It’s very ironic the the people make the same mistakes throughout our history, and we can’t learn about them, to prevent how to stop before happens.
Deep analysis per stanza:
The poem transmits anger, sadness and fury from the voice, he is clearly upset that he was forced to see a friend die, and it makes him feel desperate for not being able to do anything. The voice is also angry because he was forced to fight in awful conditions: with few hours of sleep and with heavy and uncomfortable clothing.
Similes as: “Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud” show us how dark, filthy and bitter the situation was. We believe the author wants to make the reader understand how awful war was, the things that it does to you, the hard time of having to see a friend die and the despair of not being able to do anything about it. Another thing the author wants us to understand is the fact that gases were unknown at the time, so people were surprised by them and killed due to the damage these provoked.
The Kiss: Siegfried Sassoon
To these I turn, in these I trust—
Brother Lead and Sister Steel.
To his blind power I make appeal,
I guard her beauty clean from rust.
He spins and burns and loves the air,
And splits a skull to win my praise;
But up the nobly marching days
She glitters naked, cold and fair.
Sweet Sister, grant your soldier this:
That in good fury he may feel
The body where he sets his heel
Quail from your downward darting kiss.
Themes: war, death, loyalty
Tone: maniac, adulating
Personal opinion: Siegfried Sassoon, through this poem, wants to transmit that war is crazy and that can turn a man into a crazy person, that only wants and loves killing. In this poem, the voice is a soldier who is speaking about his gun: “Brother Lead and Sister Steel”. Brother Lead is the bullet, and Sister Steel is the barrel. In his first sentence he says “in these I trust”. We can see that the has a complete sense of trust over the gun. He gained this from using it a lot of times, so we can assume he killed a lot of people. Then he shows his admiration for the bullet, but also he has a bigger admiration for the barrel, which he keeps “clean from rust”. The second stanza he admires how the bullet goes through a skull. And in the third stanza, the voice talks of killing a man with the barrel, putting his feet on him, and then giving him a darting kiss from the barrel. In conclusion, this poem shows how people can go mad during war, as the voice in this poem, who is adulating the weapon, and he also feels he is in “heaven” when he kills with it.
Everyone sang: Siegfried Sassoon
Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
And I was filled with such delight
As prisoned birds must find in freedom,
Winging wildly across the white
Orchards and dark-green fields; on – on – and out of sight.
Everyone’s voice was suddenly lifted;
And beauty came like the setting sun:
My heart was shaken with tears; and horror
Drifted away … O, but Everyone
Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.
Themes: freedom, hope, liberty, happiness, life.
Tones: hopeful, encouraging, happy, positive.
Personal opinion: We understood this poem as a disappointing one, we interpreted it as the end of the first world war in 1914, but at the end, we perceive a severe disappointment from the voice, claiming that the war hadn’t ended quite yet. We understand this in the last stanza when it says:
“My heart was shaken with tears; and horror
Drifted away … O, but Everyone
Was a bird; and the song was wordless;
the singing will never be done.”
We believe that the voice refers to the treaty of Versailles when the allies were very harsh on Germany, there were many people that disagreed with the big three end were very afraid of the second world war.
The Girl in The Looking-Glass: A Reflection
Find a picture of a room inside and a garden to illustrate the house in the story
Read the following text. How is this related to the story?
We chose this image because we wanted to show how people saw Isabella, connected to her outer self. The garden we choose is full of flowers and we connect that with the fact she is described as someone who was always in his garden looking after her flowers. And on the other hand, the inside of the house doesn’t look organized and it seemed a thing had been moved. The house was described, as a metaphor, as if nothing stayed the same for too long.
Una vez leidos los libros de Martín Fierro, ambos escritos por José Hernandez, nuestra profesora decidió hacer un proyecto grupal. Este consistía en dividirnos en grupos de a seis y elegir una de las escenas sucedidas en el transcurso del relato para trabajar. Luego debíamos elaborar un guión cinematográfico y actuarlo. Yo realicé mi trabajo con Juana Perez Muniz , Federika Marty, Otto Kreutzer, Martina Ibarbia y María Roggero.
La pelea con la partida policial. La intervención de Cruz
Ext. Tapera – Amanecer/dia
Nos encontramos afuera de una tapera. MARTÍN FIERRO está tirado en el piso escondiéndose. De repente escucha las pisadas de los oficiales. CRUZ y la partida policial están en búsqueda de FIERRO.
FIERRO se levanta del piso y prueba el filo de su CUCHILLO
No se han de morir de antojo
Vos sos gaucho matrero
Vos mataste un moreno y otro en una pulpería, y aquí está la policía que viene ajustar tus cuentas; te va a alzar por las cuarenta si te resistís hoy día
No me vengan con relación de dijuntos: esos son otros asuntos; vean si me pueden llevar, que yo no me he de entregar aunque vengan todos juntos
(Los oficiales rodean a FIERRO)
El OFICIAL 1 le dispara a FIERRO, pero lo esquiva. FIERRO, luego, lo mata
El OFICIAL 2 está distraído con su rifle y FIERRO lo acuchilló.
Dos OFICIALES, con SABLES, se ubican enfrente de FIERRO. FIERRO pone su PONCHO en el piso. El OFICIAL 3 pisa el PONCHO y FIERRO lo quita. El OFICIAL 3 se cae de espalda. El OFICIAL 4 se va corriendo.
Si me salva la Virgen en este apuro, en adelante le juro ser más gueno que una malva
El OFICIAL 5 intenta matar a FIERRO con SABLE, pero FIERRO le quita el brazo antes de que lo lastime. FIERRO le arroja TIERRA a los ojos del OFICIAL 5. Mientras el OFICIAL 5 se intenta de sacar la TIERRA de sus ojos, FIERRO lo voltea.
Un OFICIAL acuchilla a FIERRO, en las costillas, con su SABLE.
¡Cruz no consiente que se cometa el delito de matar ansí un valiente!
CRUZ y FIERRO luchan contra los OFICIALES restantes. Los OFICIALES terminan huyendo.
(hacia los oficiales que se escaparon)
Que vengan otro policía a llevarlos en carreta
FIERRO hace una CRUZ de un palito y le reza a Dios. Después de amontonar a todos los OFICIALES muertos, CRUZ y FIERRO se van de la escena.
Por: María Roggero, Silvestre Braun, Otto Kreutzer, Martina Ibarbia, Federika Marty y Juana Pérez Muñiz
-Born in a high-class English household
-Raped by her 2 brothers
-Suffered from depression
-her depression was getting worse as her sister and mother died, and when her father died
-She committed suicide by walking into the sea
2)While Woolf was alive, she was very criticised since she was a female writer. The fact that Woolf focused on women’s rights that influenced her writing. She influenced other many feminist women to write. Writing, for women as a profession, was vas seen at that time. But with her hard work, she could manage in a world of men. So she is seen as a hero foto many other woman writers.
3)At first, she changes the perspective of the narrator in any part of her novels. In her writings, she uses the order and they caos total describe some characters or places. She uses a lot of literary devices like metaphors, comparisons, similes, alliterations, personifications, and imageries, to help the creation of caos.
STRUCTURE OF THE EYE
Study the structure and functions of the human eye HERE, and complete pages 9 and 10 from the booklet.
HOW WE SEE COLORS
Booklet Act: COMPLETE questions 4 c and d on page 10.
ACCOMMODATION OR FOCUSSING
PROBLEMS WITH VISION?
Let’s discuss them HERE!
Connections between the nervous system and the eye as a sense organ.
Booklet act: Answer question 5 on page 10.
2a. Lens and cornea.
2b. CIliary muscle would contract so the lend go fatter and shorter.
Stimulus (light intensity)—– receptors(retina)–sensory neuron–coordinators(Brain)—-Effector–muscle of iris—effect—-response
The importance of this reflex is to prevent the damage of the retina. If too much light reaches the retina, it can be damaged. On the other hand, if the light is dim if the pupils would dilate we wouldn’t be able to see in the dark.
4a. Muscle A= Ciliary muscle: Allows the lens to become fatter for focusing on close objects
Muscle B= Iris circular muscles: The pupil becomes smaller.
Exercise 1 activity c:
This two poems have too much in common. I did this essay to prove my ides!
Essay Question: Comment Closely on how the writers of “Rooms” and “Home is so Sad” deal with the double meaning of “rooms” in their poems.
By analyzing the poems “Rooms” and “Home is so Sad” in detail, there are a lot of similarities between them. Not only the authors express their ideas about rooms literary as a physical place, but also they show their ideas about this place in a metaphorically place where memories and feelings are kept and stalked.
On the one hand, in the poem “Rooms”, by Charlotte Mew describes the rooms as small places where the old abandon things are kept: “seaweed smell” By this olfactory imagery, the author portrays the idea that there are rooms where nobody entered for a long time. Places where there are humidity and seaweed. This type of rooms are described as safe areas since only the owner could enter and have his personal and intimate things. In addition, this poem has other themes, that it is need to be read between lines. The other meaning of rooms in this poem is more metaphorical. Rooms are used to keep memories and feelings: “I remember rooms that have had their part” The author portrays her ideas that there are rooms for all the types of memories and feelings and once that these things pass, this room is closed forever, as a phase of your life. But there is a big criticism: “Rooms where for good or for ill—things died”.Using this quote, the author is trying to portray the big themes of this poem that are depression and sadness towards her memories. There will be a point where we die, and all our memories, feelings and actions would be forgotten forever.
On the other hand, the poem “Home is so Sad”, by Philip Larkin also describes the rooms as feeling and something more than a small place where people sleep. This poem has the same theme of the previous one. The reader can realize of this by reading the alliterative title: “Home is so Sad” where there is an emphasis on the word “S” which represent the feeling of sadness and depression that, for the author, it is caused by the home. And as the other poem, this one can be interpreted in another way, on a more literal: “It stays as it was left”. The author is portraying the theme of privacy. No one can enter to your room without your permission. In there you have full power and is the only place where you could have your own privacy and the personal things: “Shaped to the comfort of the last to go”, continuing with the same idea, the room can be organized and reorganized by the owner, the times that he want, and nobody could tell him what to do. The room is the safe place for one person and it always be like that.
To conclude, the poems “Rooms” and “Home is so Sad” are much more similar than it seems. Both can be analyzed in two different ways (literal and metaphorical).