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In our Literature class we have read a poem called “Evening in Paradise” written by John Milton. Together we made the analysis of the poem in a Slideshare and following that, we were asked to make some tasks. Here they are:
The evening is portrayed as something beautiful, its silence is described as pleasant. Paradise is closely associated to the evening here as there are many animals who are mentioned and which seem to be in-keeping with the peacefulness of the evening and its majestic characteristics. Paradise is an ally of the evening, two close friends who go hand in hand with the description of the arrival of the it. Paradise welcomes this arrival.
The lexical choices the author makes to connect these two elements is striking. First of all, he talks about a glowing firmament with living sapphires. He is talking about the evening with majestic words. This is also supported by the portrayal of the moon as a majestic queen , which, again, reinforces the idea by saying unveils her peerless light. The image of unveiling goes hand in hand with the one of a queen or princess who has her face hidden behind the veil but who later on decides to show her beauty (here her light) by unveiling.
Day/night: “Still evening”, “Twilight”, “Silence”, “Moon”, “Light”, “Dark”.
Nature: “Beast”, “Bird”, “Nightingale”.
Jewels: “Sapphires”, “Glowed”, “Hesperus”, “Brightest”, “Majesty”.
Personification of the moon: The moon is depicted as a queen who reveals and lights the night with her peerless glow. This is a common device used in poetry to make it more poetic; that is to said, in real life we don’t talk about things as if they were living entities.
Simili: the stars as sapphires. This comparison is used to associated the stars with precious objects.
Alliteration: “beast and bird”. This is used when the same sound or letter appears at the beginning of words which are close together. This calls the reader’s attention.
The first twelve lines can have a second interpretation which have to do with the funeral. It can be said that it can also be a funeral scene because of the lexical choices used by John Milton. First of all, the use of the word “still” can be interpreted as being dead; second of all the word “couch” can be referred as a bed or a coffin; and finally “silence was pleased” as if referring to death.
In our history we have seen the feudal economy. Here is a presentation I made with Catalina Rela and Bautista Olaizola about it.
In Language class, our teacher, Pat Chujman asked that we create posters with linking words. I worked on them with Delfi, Rochi and Juani. Now, we are supposed to create sentences to fill in with frequency and sequence linking words for our peers to complete:
1. ____________ we have 3 meals _______.
2. I _________ go to the gym, but only if I have free time.
3. Get your homework done __________ you get home.
4. ________, I think that recycling should be incorporated in all schools for the reasons above mentioned.
5. ________ that terrifying moment, I knew that I would _________ come back.
6. ______ I had realized that she _________ understood my issue.
7. Let’s eat and go to a movie ___________.
These are our posters:
Other posters made the class:
En nuestra clase de Lengua, con Carol Silva, estuvimos leyendo fragmentos de “Mio Cid” perteneciente a la literatura Española. A continuación en grupos de a dos y luego entre todos, analizamos los distintos valores y hechos que iban ocurriendo en los fragmentos. Para finalizar, Carol, nos dió la siguiente asignatura: hacer un dibujo, ensayo, collage o descripción de Mio Cid con los valores que fuimos encontrando a lo largo de los fragmentos. Este es el mio:
A este héroe se lo conoce más por sus valores personales que por su nombre y le dicen Mio Cid “El Hombre Esperanza”. Vive en un pueblo muy chico y con pocos habitantes llamado Corsica que está bajo el mando de un emperador que no respeta a sus habitantes. Por lo tanto que una tarde Mio Cid tuvo la esperanza y valentía para ir a buscar al emperador y retarlo a una pelea para liberar a su pueblo. Tuvo la gran suerte de que cuando llegó al lugar, el monarca estaba entrenando con uno de sus soldados. Se acercó y lo retó a una pelea a la cual acepto, pero no duró ni diez minutos contra “El Hombre Esperanza”. Cuando regresó de su gran victoria, la gente del pueblo lo recibió con amor, aprecio y honor al saber que los había liberado del emperador.