Archivo por meses: agosto 2015

Sandpiper

This is a video which summarises the story, Sandpiper.

This is a presentation that makes a deeper analysis on the story.

 

This is my personal conclusion on the story:

I liked the general topic of the story, but what I didn’t like about it is the sadness it transmitted. While I was reading the story I felt really sad and sorry for the portagonist. I could place myself in the position of beign physically on a location and physcologically in another one. like the protagonist. I liked the symbolism of the sanpiper and what it meant in the story, her drifting and coming back from her memories and old good times.

A Different History

After reading the poem “A Different History” in Literature class, we had to watch a presentation and answer the questions to reflect and think about.

What is being compared in the poem?

Comparison is made between Greek and Indian gods: ‘[Pan] simply emigrated / to India’, and ‘Here [in India], the gods roam freely’.

What is the attitude towards books?

Next the poem focuses on the reverential attitude towards books in a country where ‘every tree is sacred’. Books symbolize identities, ideologies, knowledge, power, language.

Is there a change of mood in the poem?

A clear shift in mood comes at the start of the second section with the first rhetorical question which takes us to the heart of what the poem is about: ‘Which language / has not been the oppressor’s tongue?’

Do you feel that a particular point has been clarified by the tone of voice in which Bhatt reads the poem?

Yes, the tone Sujata uses while she is reading the poem is very depressing, and sad. She is making clear the point that she is serious about the topics she is discussing.

How does Bhatt use words and phrases to convey how sacred trees and books are?

She uses very striking language to convey this. She repeats the word “sin” four times, and then she uses words such as “rude”, “shove”, “slam” and “toss”.

Continuum

After reading the poem “Continuum” in Literature class, we had to watch a presentation and answer the questions to reflect and think about.


 

  1. Why did the poet entitled the poem, “Continuum”? What does he mean by this use of the term?

In my opinion, the poem is entitled as “Continuum” because it’s a continuity. The poem is about a writer who cannot find inspiration to write a poem, so it’s like ironic “I am talking about myself”.  Here I found more analysis related to the relationship between the poem and the title: http://www.enotes.com/homework-help/how-does-poem-continuum-by-allen-curnow-relate-its-362393

  1. What is the role of irony in the poem?

We can identify irony because it’s a poem about a writer writing a poem about not knowing what to write about. And when he gets inspirited, he writes about his feelings, and we can clearly identify the blurriness in his mind.

  1. Are there examples of personification?

Yes, I could identify personification in the moon. The moon is personified in stanza 1, lines 1-2 “The moon rolls over the roof and falls behind my house”. This moon represents loneliness.

  1. Is the tone the same throughout the poem?

In my opinion it is. The tones of this poem are: gloomy, dazzled, confused, tormented, lonely, frustrated, dark, reflective, blurred and blind.

  1. What is the extended metaphor and what is its significance?

That while he is looking for inspiration to write a poem, he’s writing a poem.

  1. What is the effect of enjambment in the poem?

Enjambment is present in this entire poem. We have to read the entire poem to understand its meaning.

  1. Explore the meaning in the final sentence/stanza.

The writer finally found his inspiration, so he picks up his “tools” (pen, paper) and goes to sleep.

 

Description

This is the description I had to make for my language class with Pilar Pando, hope you like it!

Task: Write a description of a place you’ve been to on holidays. Focus on the natural environment and/or one person you’ve met. Include the vocabulary learnt in class.

QUEBEC

After long-lasting familiar discussions, we finally had chosen the destination of our journey. We were going on a trip to Canada! I have always thought Canada was very similar to the United States but I was completely wrong. Canada has nothing to do with the States.

I had never been to a country with such extreme temperatures like Canada. I hoped the breeze of the soft but crisp winter would delight me. I was very anxious and intrigued about this trip. Firstly, we were going to visit Quebec.

Situated in one of the most chilliest countries in the world, Quebec, is a unique city. What makes this city so special is the delightful blend of cultures it possesses. The strange but intriguing mix of the canadian, english and french traditions create a  particularly marvelous atmosphere.

Every day I walked through the gloomy,  mysterious and frosty allies was a totally new surprise. The french cozy pastries, the elegant chateaus and the blankets of snow that laid over almost everything in the city, were simply breathtaking.

The day we went skiing was an intense one. As I drifted through the snow-covered rocky mountains I could catch a glimpse of a black bear beneath a frozen pinecone. Although this activity was quite exhausting, when I reached the wooden cozy cottage and tasted the hot-creamy-chocolate, it was totally worth it. The warmth of the chimmney penetrated my skin and I felt like I was at home

I would totally recommend this place to people that are in love with winter, traditions and warm drinks. Also Quebec is a place for adventurous souls that are seeking for extreme experiences.

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Digestive system: Diarrhoea and Cholera

In biology, we are seeing a new topic, Diarrhoea and Cholera. As an introduction, we had to see this VIDEO and answer some questions. Here is my work!

QUESTIONS:

1) Name signs/symptoms caused by cholera.

Diarrhoea, vomiting, weakness, dehydration

2) State ways in which the bacterium spreads in the village.

Through the water in the river, women carried water from the river to their houses where it was used to drink and cook, flies spread it on their feet,

3) What is diarrhoea?

Is the loss of watery faeces and minerals. It happens when not enough water is absorbed from the faeces. Diarrhoea is the second largest cause of death of young children in the world.

4) How does the cholera bacterium cause diarrhoea?

  1. Cholera bacteria are ingested and multiply
  2. The bacteria attach  to the wall of the alimentary canal
  3. The bacteria releases a toxin
  4. The toxin causes Chloride ions to be released
  5. The release of ions causes water to move into the lumen by osmosis
  6. There is now a lot of water in the canal (watery diarrhoea). The blood contains too little chloride ions and water.

5) How did the boy treated his father?

First, he made the water safe by filetering it and then boiling it. Then, he mixed half a tea-spoon of salt and sixty spoons of sugar in one liter of clean water (he gave his father the salts he had lost)

6) Name the different actions which the boy taught to the people in the village to prevent the disease.

Putting chlorine drops on water and waiting half an hour, always wash their hands with water soap and safe water before eating and after going to the bathroom, to wash their hands before cooking, protect the food from flies.

7) Name the bacterium that causes cholera

Vibrio cholerae

KIT DIY – Ampliando el uso de los smartphones

Este trimestre, debido a la ausencia de nuestro profesor de computación, Norberto Bufi, tuvimos clases con Mariana Massigoge. Con ella fuimos aprendiendo como transformar nuestros smarthphones en aagún otro obejto con gran utilidad.

De a grupos (el mío estaba formado pro: Joaco Venini y Gon Vazquez Avila) teníamos que buscar un tutorial en la web en el cual se mostrara como transformar nuestros smartphones en algo más. Mi grupo eligió: COMO TRANSFORMAR NUESTRO SMARTPHONE EN UN PROYECTOR.  A partir de ese tutorial, fuimos consiguiendo los materiales necesarios para realizarlo y también haciendo pruebas.

Tras incansables pruebas, correcciones y frustraciones, logramos llegar a nuestro proyecto final. También decidimos a quien iba a estar destinado, su contexto de uso y situación de uso. Presentamos nuestro proyecto final frente a todos y a partir de eso, teníamos otra tarea nueva.

Debíamos crear un Kit a partir del objeto que habíamos estado trabajando.  Teníamos que mejorar  la calidad de la propuesta, agregarle un diferenciador y que definir qué elementos componen el Kit.

 


Mi kit consiste en:

  • Un proyector móvil personalizado con diseño único adaptado para todo tipo de smartphones.
  • Una “gift card” de la aplicación Netflix que te permite ver más de 5000 películas o series de todo tipo y color.
  • Otra “gift card” para gastar en el exclusiva heladería Argentina – Freddo – que te permite retirar 5 kilos de helado sin cargo! (sí, así de increíble es este kit)
  • Una mantita de algodón 100% Peruano que te permitirá acostarte cómodamente en tu sillón mientras disfrutas de comerte un kilo de helado de dulce de leche granizado mientras ves ESA película en que te encanta.