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Monday, May 18, 2015

Sacrifice for Love

Question of the day: What would you sacrifice for love?

        I think this question depends on the range of the love or the type of love described. To me love is family; that is the one and only thing I would sacrifice not my leg or my right arm, but for my family,  I would sacrifice myself: only if it is reasonable and if they promised to make something great out of it. I don't think  would ever sacrifice myself for a romantic partner because  understand I can live without them but I wouldn't want to. For a partner, depending on how much they value you and care about me, the only time I would sacrifice something is if I know they cared about me more than they did themselves.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Question of the day

What would you sacrifice for an ideal society where everything is perfect?

I would sacrifice my ego and pride for the good of the society and I think everyone else should too. Because everyone today believes that society is imperfectly perfect. It seems that people are addicted to the idea of perfection when in reality they don't understand what it really means to be perfect. I believe perfection is a flaw because if everyone was perfect , one could not compare themselves to another or differentiate themselves and their abilities if they were all classified with the same characteristic, abilities and lifestyle. If life were perfect , basically no one would die, people would get everything they ever wanted which is statistically  impossible. Humanity is flawed. Nobody is perfect; so how would the
 entire human population be perfect.

Sunday, April 19, 2015


SONNET: Young Mind

The azure sky reflects her by the pond
She had hair as bright as the glowing sun
Eyes of almond covered by strands of blonde
There filled with secrets, she kept in a bun.
The heart feels scared, clustered untamed
Chasing visions of their future, how cruel
But don’t worry young mind, he is unclaimed
For she was a beautiful little fool.
 Then comes night .. She struggles in her pillow
Thoughts of him thinking but not thoughts of her
He never knew there was a girl named willow
Throating dark sugar drinks, like coffee liqueur
Talking to the mirror, her only friend

She starts to realize it is the end

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A very old man with Enormous wings

1.  The characters are polite and don't react in an offensive way to the old man.

2. They made him seem realistic that he is more humble and and exhibits realism.

3. The narrator has to give an unbiased telling of the story.

4. The fact that the angel was decrepit and feeble instead of being what we assume angels looked like; He had parasites on his wings. Also, when they locked him in a chicken coup and made an attraction out of him and lots of money; Also the way the people moved on to the Tarantula from the angel.

5. the more accurate theme would be acceptance and faith.

6. It is a tale for children because it teaches us a lesson.

7. The Tarantula and the man with the Enormous wings

8. The author does not want to give a preconceived notion of who's opinion

9. The Priest tries tests that prove he is not an angel because he is skeptical. Father Gonzaga notices the parasites and feeble description of him.

10. The villagers respond to the tarantula girl by staring and harassing her. The author is trying to tell us that society is very fickle with fate. As soon as something new and probably better comes along

11. Society is not ready to be exposed to something as "out of this world" as this. Our society today will probably react in a more violent and annoying way. Probably experiment and do tests on him.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” – Questions for Analysis
Standards assessed in this assignment:
    • Student analyses the language, content, structure, meaning and significance of both familiar and previously unseen oral, written and visual texts
    • Student analyses the effects of the author’s choices on an audience

Answer the following questions in complete sentences.  Upload these answers to your blog on a posting titled “Owl Creek.”
1. In Section I, Bierce includes few details about the condemned man and does not reveal the reason why he is being hanged. How does this help create suspense?
It helps create suspense by having us wonder what is going on with what happened. Bierce is trying to influence us with a hook.
2. In what ways are the condemned man's perceptions of time and motion distorted as he is waiting to be hanged? Why are his distorted perceptions important?
His watch is extremely and it was also slowed down. His distorted perceptions are important because of foreshadowing.
3. What is a sentinel?
Soldier on guard duty
4. What is the significance of the man’s perception of his ticking watch?
His last moments of his life ticking away.
5. In Section II, Bierce finally introduces Peyton Farquhar.  Why place this information in the middle of the story, and in a flashback?   How does this authorial decision contribute to suspense and our sympathies toward Farquhar?
The writer wanted to build suspense and keep the reader in the "dark". We got to know more about Peyton Farquhar throughout the story.
6.  Why was Farquhar captured?  Why did the Federal scout lie?
The Federal scout lied because he could tamper with the railroad; it tricked and trapped him.
7. What details in Part III suggest that Farquhar's journey occurs in his mind? How is the journey connected with the plan of escape that occurs to him moments before he is hanged?
Some things that occurred was his superhuman abilities and illusions like catching a bullet etc. When he is standing on the plank he thought about what will happen,
8.  What is the ultimate fate of Peyton Farquhar?  About how long did it truly take for the events of the story to unfold?
Peyton Farquhar dies. It only tok a few seconds from the time he reaches the lake.
9. Why is the limited third-person point of view appropriate for this story? How might the story be different if Bierce had used an omniscient third-person narrator?
It keeps key information the narrative technique used and it keeps the readers attention.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A kidnapped Santa Claus

“A Kidnapped Santa Claus” by L. Frank Baum Reading Questions

1.  Who is the protagonist?  Who is the antagonist?
The protagonist is Santa Claus and the antagonist are the Daemons.
2. What is the conflict?
Santa gets kidnapped by the Daemons
3.  What is the setting?
Christmas Eve and laughing Valley
4.  To what genre would you say this story belongs?  Why?
It belongs to fantasy because the Daemons are the internal problems that become external problems.
5.  What do you notice about Baum’s writing style?  
It's a kind of singsongy writing style. This was probably written for children.
6.  Who are the Daemons?  How are they labeled?  Why are they named so?
The Daemons are all emotions that are labeled by how human emotions are. Envy; hatred; malice
7.  What familiar seasonal elements are used in the story?  What unfamiliar elements are there?
The elves , the time of year and the things that have to do with christmas; the magical creatures, the Daemons.
8.  What are some variations of this story that have been retold in the last few years?
Elf, the polar express, kiss save santa
9.  Are there any parts of the story that help to define Santa Claus as a character?  Does he make any tough decisions or risk something valuable?
He shows bravery, he is forgiving

10.  How does Santa escape the cave?
The Daemon of repentance felt guilty and let him go.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Reflection Questions on Poetry II


1.  What is the condition of the statue? The statue is in a poor condition and slowly breaking off.
2.  What is ironic about the boast inscribed on the statue? It says that the man is known as the king of kings and the everlasting mighty king but his statue isn't lasting and is breaking down.
3.  What do you think is the intended meaning of the poem?
   This poem gives the message that everyone and everything dissipates and shatters with/through time.
“The Second Coming”

4.  What is the tone of the poem? Dark; eerie or apocoleptic
5. What object does the poem refer to in the second stanza that has “a gaze as blank and as pitiless as the sun”? The sphinx
6. What does the allusion to “Bethlehem” in the last line signify?
That the devil is born in Bethlehem.
“Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”

7.  What is the tone of the poem? the tone is pleading
8. What does the speaker mean when he/she pairs the two opposites, “curse, bless me”? He means his father could curse or bless him but dnt die.

“The World is Too Much With Us”

9.  How does the speaker of the poem suggest we “lay waste our powers”? we spend so much time spending that we lay waste our powers; we get and we spend.
10.  What powers might that be?
To be one with nature.
“My Mistress’ Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun”

11.  What is the tone of the poem?
Mocking and insulting
12.  How does this poem differ from typical love poems?  
It is insulting rather than flattering. It makes fun of the lover.