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Diary Entry

This is a diary entry I made for my class with Daniela Barra, I hope you enjoy reading it.

March 12,

I finally started senior 2. It’s almost ll new for me; new teachers, new classroom, new books, new subjects, everything is new for me. I’m scared, but maybe I shouldn’t be, but I am. I think it’s normal to fear the unknown. The first day I was terrified but now that the days have passed I am more used to it. I am particularly afraid of new teachers. My goals for this year are to be as good as I was last year. Last year I passed all the subjects and while my friends that owed subjects were studying I was relaxing on the beach. This year, as I’m older, I have to assume new responsibilities and obligations that I think I am prepared to face.

Literature Essay

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At literature class we have read a poem called “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge”, and our teacher, Pato Chujman, told us to write an essay about it. Here’s mine:

Explore amazement (Surprise) at nature and man-made objects in “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge”

In the poem “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge” the writer expresses how amazed he is with London in the morning, nature and man-made objects.

Firstly the poem deals with amazement with nature. Wordsworth is so amazed with nature, “Never did sun more beautifully steep”; here he means that the sun had never before shone as beautiful as that. In the poem he uses literary to terms to describe nature, “The river glideth at his own sweet will”. To do something at your own will is something you wish for. A river cannot think, so here the writer is personifying the river. In this line he means that the river flowed at a peaceful pace.

Secondly the poem deals with the beauty of London in its “first splendor”. He compares the silent, tranquil and peaceful London in the morning to the noisy and strident daytime. The city seems so calm that “the very houses seem asleep”. Here he also personifies the houses. He has never seen or felt a calm so deep, he describes in the poem.

In conclusion the writer is amazed of the beauty of London in all its aspects, nature, morning and man-made objects.

Juegos interactivos para estudiar

Este miércoles tuvimos un examen de geografía en el cual nos tomaban los nombres de algunos países y para estudiar yo usé estas paginas.

1° atividade do Intercâmbio de Português

Este ano estamos fazendo uma atividade com o Brasil.  Este é um trabalho para nós conhecermos melhor uns aos outros. Estas são as perguntas que Caio fez e aqui estão minhas respostas

Perguntas e respostas

1) A religião do meu país é católica.

2) A comida típica em meu pais é o churrasco.

3) A moeda de meu país é o peso.

4) Meu país tem 41 milhões de habitantes.

5) É de aproximadamente 3,8 milhões de km²

6) O festival mais animado do ano é no dia 25 de maio, dia que se comemora nossa pátria.

7) Só falamos uma língua, o espanhol.

8) A política de meu país é regular.

Agora eu vou fazer umas perguntas para que Caio responda.

1)  Vocês praticam algum esporte? Eu pratico um, hóquei.

2)  Vocês gostam de morar no Brasil? Eu gosto de morar no Argentina.

3) Você tem irmãos? Eu só tenho um.

4)  Quantos anos você tem? Eu tenho quatorze anos.

Ensayo Mirror Mirror

Nuestra profesora de lengua, Camila Aliberti, nos dio una consigna basada en la película que habíamos visto en clase, Mirror Mirror.  Acá está el mio:

¿Puede considerase a la película Mirror Mirror como una parodia de un

género maravilloso?

En este ensayo voy a dar mis razones por las cuales pienso que la película “Mirror Mirror” es un parodia del género maravilloso.

Primero que todo, una de las principales características del cuento maravilloso es que suceden hechos u acciones sobrenaturales cuales no llaman la atención de los participantes de la historia. En “Mirror Mirror” la reina tiene un espejo mágico el cual interactúa con la misma y ella no se ve sorprendida. También en la historia se presentan otros hechos extraordinarios tales como, el dragón y las muñecas “vodoos” que usa la Reina.

Otro aspecto el cual se ve modificado en la película que por lo general en los cuentos maravillosos es  “un must”, es el príncipe. En los tradicionales cuentos maravillosos el príncipe siempre salva a la princesa, pero en “Mirror Mirror” es al revés. La princesa salva al príncipe. Esto también depende mucho de las épocas en las cuales fueron hechas. En la antigüedad la mujer se debía quedar en su casa cocinando, cuidando a los hijos, etc… y por eso era que el hombre salva a la mujer. En la actualidad, la mujer tiene casi el mismo rol que el hombre y en mi opinión en la película quisieron demostrar que la mujer no siempre debe ser la “pobre chica que es salvada por un hombre” como en los cuentos maravillosos tradicionales se muestra. También por lo general, en los cuentos tradicionales el príncipe es el que besa a la princesa, y en la película es la princesa las que besa al príncipe.

Además, los cuentos maravillosos tradicionales como el famoso “Blancanieves y los siete enanitos”, el cual la película parodia, suelen ser narrados por un narrador en tercera persona, testigo y omnisciente. No como en la película, la cual es narrada por la madrasta, un personaje clave en la historia, que tiene un punto de vista particular y diferente al de los demás participantes de la película. La película se ve modificada ya que al ser narrada por la madrasta, esta da su propia opinión y comenta sobre lo que sucede.

En cuarto lugar, los cuentos maravillosos tradicionales siempre dejan una  enseñanza, que deja una “lección” para los niños, los cuales estos cuentos son dirigidos.  En cambio, como esta película es dirigida a personas de todas las edades, solo tiene un propósito, que no es dejar una enseñanza, es el humor y las risas.

En conclusión, la película Mirror Mirror es una parodia del cuento maravilloso debido a todas las explicaciones que enumere arriba.

Letter The Escape

This is a letter we had to make in pairs (I made mine with Sol Di Liscia) based on a short story we read in class, The Escape.

Dear mom,

How are yuh feeling? Are your medical problems improving? I’m not going through a very good moment here. As you know, Alton’s a bully. He abuses me physically and phsycologically. I’m planning to escape for a visit to my dear country, Jamaica. I know it’s a bit risky caw Alton could discover me and dah wouldn’t be suh nice. My best friend, Miz Ruby is helping me. She’s guh to take care of the kids while I’m away. I hope nothing bad happends to them while im in Jamaica. I’m very happy caw its has been a lot of years since the last time I went to Jamaica. Miz Ruby helped me taking the plane tickets and I’m really really excited. The kids support me in this decision and even helped me lying to Alton. Well, I need to leave now, kisses,

Patsy

Essay Writing

In our history class we’ve been seeing the 1920s. Our teacher, Lenny Ambrosini, told us to write an essay on it. Here is mine:

How far the 1920’s was a won decade?

In this essay I am going to say why I think the 1920s were a partly won decade.

On the one hand, the League of Nations had a lot of positive and negative aspects. The league succeeded in these ones: It resolved the conflict in Upper Silesia; Upper Silesia was an industrial region between Germany and Poland. This region was disputed between the two countries. The league intervened and made Upper Silesia to vote for which country they wanted to be ruled. Half of the region voted for Poland and the other half for Germany. Upper Silesia was divided and one half went for Germany and another half for Poland. Both countries accepted the decision. Other conflict that was resolved was the Aaland Islands one. The islands were between Sweden and Finland; both countries were threatening to fight for them. The league intervened and decided that the islands should go to Finland. Also another conflict was resolved; Corfu. There was a border between Greece and Albania that had to be sorted out after the war. The conference of Ambassadors appointed to an Italian general named Tellini to supervise it.  While they were surveying the border, Tellini and other soldiers were killed. An Italian leader called Mussolini was angry with the Greeks and blamed them for the murder of Tellini.  He was so angry that invaded the Greek island Corfu and Greece asked for help to the league. The Council of the League met. It condemned Mussolini, and told him to leave Corfu and also it told the Greeks to pay compensation to Italy. Mussolini accepted the decision.

But, the League didn’t have only successes; it also failed resolving these conflicts: Two new states were created after the post-war treaties, Poland and Lithuania. Vilna was the capital of Lithuania but her population was partly Polish. In 1920 a private polish army simply took control of it. Lithuania asked for help to league. The league saw the case and Poland was the clear aggressor, so it protested to Poland but Poland did not withdraw.  According to a pact, the league could have sent British and French troops to force the Poles to leave Vilna, but it didn’t. The French weren’t prepared to disturb Poland because they saw her as a possible ally with Germany in the future. Britain wasn’t prepared to attack so finally the league did nothing and the Poles kept Vilna. Other conflict that wasn’t resolved was the Bulgaria one. Some Greek soldiers were killed in an incident on the border between Greece and Bulgaria. The Greeks were angry and invaded Bulgaria. Bulgaria asked for help to the league. The league intervened and condemned the Greeks, and told them to leave Bulgaria. The Greeks obeyed and left Bulgaria.

On the other hand the growing USA had positive and negative aspects. Here, some of the positive ones; USA wanted to isolate herself from all the conflicts that were happening in Europe. To put the isolation into practice the republican policies were put in action. Laissez-Faire, basically was that the government didn’t want to interfere into the private businesses. This benefitted the businessman. ‘Low taxation’ was another policy that consisted of lowering the taxations so people had more money to spend in everything and stuff. During the BOOM many new industries and factories were held up .Radios, washing machines, refrigerators, etc… They used very much the “Buy now, pay later” because after all the casualties of WW1 they thought they could die in any moment so they decided to enjoy life. They enjoyed the low tax too if someone didn´t have the money she could borrow some easily. The biggest industry was the car one. Other positive thing about the USA in the 91920s was how women role changed abruptly. Women could now vote, wear less-restrictive clothes, kiss in public, drink in public, smoke in public and go out without a chaperone. Also entertainment in USA changed a lot as well. Places such as cinemas and theatres were created.

But, the USA in the 1920s weren’t doing so well. In the 20s, the government prohibited alcohol because they thought that “it separated families”. This brought many bad consequences. There were a group of people called “Gangsters” that were encharged of smuggling illegal alcohol. These men were very violent and corrupt. They bribed any judge or police who passed by their way trying to stop them. Also, people in the USA became very intolerant towards immigrants and black people. There was a group of anonym people that were called as “KKK” that used to hid themselves and kill black people. The farming industry wasn’t doing well also. Life for the farmers in the 1920s was a constant struggle, during the WW1, Europe couldn’t produce food so USA produced for them. After the war the farms had overproduction due to the fact that Europe didn’t buy any more food to USA.

In conclusion, the 1920s were very successful years but, it wasn’t completely “A won decade” as the statement says.