“I Find No Peace” Virtual Period

This is the virtual period for the poem, “I find no peace” By Sir Thomas Wyatt. The task was to answer the following questions.

QUESTIONS

1-What situation is the speaker reflecting on?

2-What metaphors and similes does he use to express his feelings?

3-How many separate paradoxes are in the poem?

4-What is the cumulative effect of so many paradoxes?

5-What is the general topic of the paradoxes in lines 1-4?

6-What is the general topic of the paradoxes in lines 5-8?

7-Why does the speaker in line 11 declare that hating himself is the consequence of loving another?

8-Why is it ironic that his “delight” is the “causer of this strife”?

9-To what extent do you think the paradoxes are an accurate expression of the feelings of a person in love, particularly in light of the fact that in the 16th century the completely free and unchaperoned meetings of lovers were not easily arranged?

10-To what extent do the paradoxes capture the agonies of the speaker?

POEM

I find no peace, and all my war is done.

I fear and hope. I burn and freeze like ice.

I fly above the wind, yet can I not arise;

And nought I have, and all the world I season.

That loseth nor locketh holdeth me in prison

And holdeth me not—yet can I scape no wise—

Nor letteth me live nor die at my device,

And yet of death it giveth me occasion.

Without eyen I see, and without tongue I plain.

I desire to perish, and yet I ask health.

I love another, and thus I hate myself.

I feed me in sorrow and laugh in all my pain;

Likewise displeaseth me both life and death,

And my delight is causer of this strife.

ANSWERS

1) The speaker is very disoriented and has unclear feelings reflecting on love.

2) “I fear and hope. I burn and freeze like ice”

“I fly above the wind, yet can I not arise”

3) There  10  paradoxes in the poe

4) The effect that have all this paradoxes together is that contrasts the confusing feelings of the speaker towards love.

5) In lines  1-4 the topics are intranquility and passion.

6) In lines 5-8 the topics are death and prision.

7) Thomas Wyatt declares uses that paradoxe because his trying to show that loving another will hurt you as loves hurts.

8) It is Ironic due to the fact that they contradict and that delight is not the causer of strife.

9) I think that the paradoxes are an accurate expression of his feelings because when a person is in love he will feel confused but at that time as the completely free and unchaperoned meetings of lovers were not easily arranged it is rare that he felt that way.

10) The paradoxes fully capture the agonies of the speaker as they show how confused his mind was. The paradoxes show how he was suffering because of love and how he felt about love.

 

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Literature Virtual Period ‘An Englishman’s Home’

Task of the week:

Get together (2-3 people) and choose 5 questions to explore in detail. Write the answers in your blog.

I worked with Agustin Reynal and Juan Cruz Subirá

1) Coda is an ending part of a work of literature or drama that is separate from the earlier parts. In this story we can say that ‘Coda’ is present because the ending differs from what during the story the center was. At first, as we all know, Metcalfe’s desire of becoming a true countryman or old rich was the point in which the story was developing but later the center of this satire changes and are the two unknown brothers who bought their territory. Clearly the ending part is separate from the earlier parts.

3) during the whole story, the aristocracy as it was at the top of the status of society is trying to leave a side or below them the new rich. As at that time was not well seen by aristocrats to have a relationship with new rich or other lower class people, Lady Peabury by saying “ I was just getting ready to go out” is hiding the relation with Mr Metcalfe. This is one example. Also, “build” is the main word expressing how the aristocracy is not letting anything interfere in their path. As we read in the story, a group of businessman are trying to “build” in their territory, but for old rich this can not happened. “Build. It was a word so hideous that no one in Much Malcock dare to use it above a whisper”. This quote shows how for this countrymen was a tragedy to have a building in there as everything will be ruined. This is clearly an exaggeration that expresses that they were so mind closed of not even give an opportunity to something else.

 

6) We can find in the story two different images, the countryside where old rich lived and the urban area where industries, factories and people worked.
The countryside was a large and flowered piece fo land area. Few people lived in there in luxurious houses, the aristocrats. This large pieces of land were not used to work, it was a waste, and belonged to the aristocracy for years.
The story does not gives a complete image of the urban area, it is not so present. But the story deals with industrialisation due to the fact that this topic is what  brings the “problem” to the story. The urban area is represented by the two men that were “planning” to build a factory, and so aristocrats became crazy as their beautiful houses and garden would be contaminated. Industrialisation for aristocrats was the worst thing ever.

7) Mr. Metcalfe is the character shown as the outsider, he wants to belong, and the two men who are going to “build” are also outsiders. But Mr. Metcalfe is treated with respect and the people that lived in there did not hate him although he was a new rich. Instead the two men are treated as “intruders” and as the enemy. By the end of the story the newcomer, Mr. Metcalfe is not accepted but shares something with the true countrymen and that build a relationship although true countrymen did not wanted.

9) The letters are used in terms of charcacter, narrative and reader response, as Mr. Metcalfe tries to inform the others that a construction is going on. But this letters show more that terms of the character, narrative and reader response, they show how stubborn the old rich are, also Mr. Metcalfe, and they make the ironic element in the story, as they show a satire of old rich.

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Payada Intelectual

En Literatura, estuvimos leyendo el Martín Fierro y analizando las payadas en el. Después de esto, Camila nos dio la tarea de dividirnos en grupos y crear una payada intelectual.
Yo trabajé con Juan Cruz Subirá, Tin Reynal y Agustín Bravo.

Esta es la nuestra: Payada Intelectual

Guión

Gaucho:
Una payada intelectual,
No necesito un ritual.
Con el mate y la vihuela
No hay rival que me consuela.

Por mi gran experiencia
No me hace falta demencia,
Por eso es que tu delincuencia
Debería darte vergüenza.

Rapero:
Yo soy de La nueva escuela,
para ganar no necesito una vihuela.
Vos gaucho analfabeto,
No me ganas en este reto.

Me hablas de la experiencia,
no me ganas a mí que estoy en plena adolescencia.
Con este rap yo te demuestro
Quien es aquí el maestro.

Gaucho:
Yo payando nunca fui vencido,
Por favor sos un recién nacido
Díganme quien lo ha traído
Usted pichón recién salió del nido.

Con esta frase termino
Lo que traigo hoy conmigo.
Si te acompaño a la pulpería
terminas haciendo cualquier porquería.

Rapero:
Siempre hay una primera vez para todo,
Acá no te la des de toro.
Yo cuando hablo no miento,
Vas a perder este enfrentamiento.

Yo no voy a la pulpería
Yo voy a un bar.
Ya quedó demostrado
Lo que los jueces van a votar.

Gaucho:
Lo único que te importa
Es la victoria o la derrota,
Lo que sí nos interesa
Es la gran sabiduría,
Que demostramos día a día .

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History Term Assignment

Here is the pdf containing the sources we have to analyze to do the term assignment. I worked with: Felicitas Donato, Juan Stordeur, Gaston Posse, Trinidad Torrendell.

http://juliafernandeza.cumbresblogs.com/files/2017/05/Flight-to-Varennes-sources.pdf

History assignment

1) Analyse the following sources and discuss the change in them. What has changed? Why might that change have come about? Draw on previous knowledge from the whole unit.

Source A: A letter by Marie Antoinette to her mother shortly after her marriage to Louis in 1770

Source B: An illustration of the Royal Family being returned to Paris after being captured at Varennes.

“Source A” Shows the joy and affection the people have towards both Royal families, Austria and France. In spite of poor people being overwhelmed by the high taxes they had to pay, they received jollity The Dauphin and Marie Antoinette. Source A presents the Royal’s family rise to power and the celebration of the diplomatic reconciliation. French people loved them. After 19 years things changed, the mood changed. France entered in a financial debt and the king decided to impose higher taxes, the indifference of the social classes (nobles vs lower classes) cerated tension and the rigid and unsympathetic attitude of the kings wife to resist reform bles vs lower classes) created tension. The rigid and unsympathetic attitude of the king’s wife to resist reform added to his increasing unpopularity. She was extremely extravagant at a time when many people were facing extreme hardship. All this caused the start of the revolution the 14th of July of 1789 for the establishment of a Republic. That’s why in 1971 Louis could not Stand for it flee to seek safety abroad. “Source B” shows how Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette are arrested during the Flight to Varennes and taken back to Paris under heavy guard, where they remained until their execution in 1973. French people no longer supported the Royal family, the fact that the king abandoned his country in time of trouble showed the inability to exercise a figure of authority.
2)
Source​ C: Shows the Kings and Marie’s desperation​. Both of them felt unsafe everywhere. They didn’t even trust the people around them, the guard. They wished and desired to escape from France and go to Varennes, 30 miles from the border. They were going to abandon the kingdom next month, the 20th of July of 1971 that’s when they were caught.
Source D: This letter is written from the Minister of foreign affairs to a diplomat in America telling the King’s intentions sentiments about the Revolution and the majesty’s intentions.
Source E: Reveals the reasons for the king’s departure. The outrage and the unsafe environment​ that he went through while going to St. Cloud. The insults, the opposition who was against him because they wanted a constitution. The insecurity and unwillingness to quit publicly to the throne make him escape from France. Here he clarifies his intentions not to abandon the kingdom that he was traveling to Montmedy, where he was going to be safe and his family too against any invasion. But his intentions weren’t clear enough, so they were arrested, and taken back to Paris until 1793 when they were executed. They had suffered the consequences of their own acts.

Sources “C, D and E” show the consequences of the French Revolution and how the King acted towards this total chaos.

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Second Estate

Our History teacher told us to make a presentation in groups about any of the Estates present in the French Revolution. I worked with Juan Cruz, Salvador and Agstin.

Presentation

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Rooms

Pato, our literature teacher, gave us some questions to answer about the poem rooms. I joined the group of Salvador Castagnino, Agustin Reynal and Matias Giambruni.

1)Charlotte Mew was born in a family conformed by a father, a mother and her six siblings. She was inspired to write by the mistress of her school and some lectures at University College of London.
Her early life was a tragedy because she had lots of family problems such as the death of her father, the death of five of her sibling and a mental illness present in two of them.

2) In the poem rooms have a fundamental role. They are described with words such as damp and seaweed smell, this tells me the poor conditions in which this rooms were. Also rooms are connected with death which represents how someone dies after spending so much time inside a room.

3) “Rooms where for good or for ill–things died”. This quotation shows the point of the summary that everything happens in rooms, from very small things like sleeping to significant things such as death or something else.

4) As it begins with “I remember” this tells us that the voice is talking about the past, remembering memories. And the tone is clearly melancholy as is having memories about something that happened.

5) The theme focuses on the different types of love experienced in life and how they impact upon our lives. At the beginning of the poem is nostalgic, melancholic because is talking about the past but at the end this changes to joy because of the fully love.

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Ode on Melancholy

Our task in this literature virtual period was to create a poster of ‘Ode on Melancholy’ including one quote and a brief message of the poem. hope you like mine!

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In biology we are studying the pupil reflex and we did this activity in which we completed the stimulus, receptor, coordinator, effector and response of both bright and dim light.

  • Search a video which explains pupil reflex

BBC-Eye Pupil Reflex – YouTube

  • BRIGHT LIGHT

Stimulus: bright light

Receptor: retina (cones)

(Sensory neurones in the optic nerves)

Coordinator: brain (relay neurons)

Effector: muscles in the iris (motor neurone) (circular muscle contracts and the radial muscle relaxes)

Response: adjust in the size of the pupil, gets smaller

  • DIM LIGHT

stimulus: dim light

Receptor: retina (rods)

Coordinator brain (relay neurons)

Effector muscles in the iris (radial muscles contract and the circular muscles relax).

Response adjust in the size of the pupil, it dilates/widens to protect the retina.

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Nervous system

Sigue leyendo

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Living Spaces

In our English class, with Florencia Minotti we read the story ‘Living Spaces’ from Bonnie Benjamin.

The story is very well written, I say this because we can imagine the places and it is easy to understand. On the other hand, I can’t feel identified because I never moved out since I was borned and I never changed school.

 

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