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“Evening in Paradise” – Poem Analysis

In our Literature class we’ve been analzying the poem “Evening in Paradise” from Paradise Lost by John Milton. With our Professor, Patricia Chujman, we created THIS slideshare in which we hace to answer some questiones. Here are mine!

“EVENING IN PARADISE”

TASK 1

“The first 12 lines show an analogy between Evening and Paradise” Account for this.

“Now glowed the firmament with living Saphirs; […] Rising in clouded majesty” This extract shows how the author describes the evening with majestic words such as “saphirs” and “majesty”, words proper of a paradise.

 

TASK 2

Semantic field: “Day/Night – Nature – Jewels”. Quote to prove this.

  • Twilight
  • Silence
  • night
  • repose
  • rest
  • heaven
  • God
  • light
  • noon
  • lie
  • sapphires
  • birds
  • nests
  • beast
  • grassy

TASK 3

Find at least three literary devices and explain the imapct on the reader. Why are they used?

  1. Enjambent is used to catch the reader’s attention, to keep him trapped and following the poem until the end.
  2. There is a very powerful analogy  in the poem. There is an analogy between sleep and death. The poet is using the “night”, the “rest”, “noon” to explain a greater thing, heaven, death and afterlife. This is made because sometimes, to explain such a great and complex topic as death, it’s better to use analogies with normal, daily thing such as sleeping.
  3. Personification is also used in the poem. “Silence was now pleased.”. In this line we can see that there is a personification. SIlence is givene human characteristics, silence cannot be pleased. 

TASK 4

Is the scene just protrayed as a peaceful natural scene? Could this also be a funeral scene? Account for your answers.

In my opinion, it can be seen from both point of views, since an analogy is made. The peacful natural scene could be sleeping, that could also be accositaed with death. But, now, it depends on what do you think when you think about a funeral scene. Aren’t funerals natural scenes? I think that they completely are because we are all surely going to die so it’s natural. Aren’t funerals peaceful? In my opinion they also are, maybe the person that died was suffering from a horrible disease and now she is in rest, finally tranquil.

It all depends on you.

 

 

 

Linking Words

In our Language class we have started working with linking words. We split into groups, and each had to focus on different types of connectors. I worked with Mara and Catu with the “addition” connectors.

These are our exercises:

– Cata is going out tonight…. Going to the cinema ….. To a bar

– Luna loves dogs… ,she is getting one for his boyfriend next week. Pato loves dogs…
– …, the demilitarization of the rhineland was … cause for the outbreak of the second world war.
– … with the policy of appeasement, there was … policy, the policy of isolation.
– Nico plays football two times a week, and goes to the gym once a week. … he studies and has good grades.
– Argentina is a large and extensive country. … she has access to the Atlantic Ocean.

And these are the posters our group and other groups made:

Essay – Industrial Revolution

Here’s an essay I wrote for the History class. We’ve been analyzing this topic in class and we had to complete this task. I hope you like it!

Catalina María Rela

AS HISTORY – SENIOR 5 2017

 

“How far was the Agricultural Revolution responsible for the start of the Industrial Revolution? Explain.”

 

The Industrial Revolution was the final consequence of new and different processes, inventions and ideals that occurred in the 18th century. One of the causes that made the revolution break out was the Agricultural Revolution, but there were other causes that contributed to its outbreak. The advances in transportation and communication, the development of the steam engine and the 18th century society also made the beginning of the Revolution possible.

To begin with, the Agricultural Revolution was very responsible for the start of the Industrial Revolution. Before the Industrial Revolution, practically all the countries economies’ were based on Agriculture. People used to harvest in whatever piece of land they liked, there was not any owner of the land and there were not any rights on the land, it was not considered a “property”. New harvesting tools and inventions were starting to develop and were really popular. Also, chemical inventions such as fertilisers were invented. These kind of inventions sped up harvests and kind of displaced peasants from their traditional works. Following that process, another process began: Land enclosure. Landowners began enclosing areas of common land and using them to produce a diversity of crops, not only basic food. The peasants that used to work and live on these lands had to move away since they did not have nor job nor place place to live. A totally new social class was beginning to form, social changes were about to be seen. In conclusion, for all the reasons mentioned above, that is why the Agricultural Revolution was responsible for the start of the Industrial Revolution, but it was not the only cause.

Furthermore, another utterly important cause were the advances in transportation and communication. It all started with the development of the steam engines. This new invention allowed machinery in factories to be quicker and more efficient. As machinery in factories worked better, production boomed and so there were more products that needed to be sold. So, the technology of the steam engine was also applied to transportations. Trains and boats had now this kind of technology that allowed them to be transported in a quicker way. Railways were installed all over the country. These kind of railways were more resistant since they were made up of iron and not of wood like in the past. New markets were opened with the building of the railways and canals. More food was distributed to all over the countries so this led to less food shortages and lower prices. Also, in some countries like Britain, they did not have internal tariffs so it was a win-win situation for producers. More loads could be carried since the railways were more resistant and the fuel, steam, was cheaper than the old fuel, coal. In conclusion, for all the reasons mentioned above, that is why the development of the steam engine and the advances in transportation and communication were responsible for the start of the Industrial Revolution, but there were not the only causes.

Moreover, the changes in society were also responsible for the start of the Industrial Revolution. The Agricultural Revolution had made people migrate to the cities looking for a new job. These agrarian workers got work in factories, producing food or other types of industrial products. Since production was blossoming thanks to the new factories, to the railways, to the steam engine and to the availability of new workers that had moved from rural areas to the cities, there were lots of cheap food available  This provoked a great population growth. Also, new medical advances were being developed so the death rate was lowering more and more. In conclusion, the changes in society were also responsible for the start of the Industrial Revolution, but there were other causes as well.

All in all, the Industrial Revolution was the final consequence of new and different processes, inventions and ideals that occurred in the 18th century.  There were different causes that made the Revolution start. Some of the causes that made the revolution begin where the Agricultural Revolution, the advances in transportation and communication, the development of the steam engine and the 18th century society. All these causes were responsible for the start of the Revolution.

“Mio Cid”

En la clase de literatura leímos y analizamos fragmentos del “Mío Cid”. Lo hicimos en parejas, y luego de leer cada fragmento, resaltamos los valores que se veían reflejados en este personaje. Después de compartir todos los fragmentos y entender mejor la historia, tuvimos que conformar un texto (dibujo, collage, obra, ensayo, carta, etc) que contuviera todos estos valores que encontramos. Había que adaptar estos valores a nuestro propio”Héroe” y hacerlo en una versión más moderna. Yo hice un dibujo, y luego un pequeño texto.

Mi Héroe se llama Juana. Juana es una persona muy particular. Ella es una de esas que aunque le quede el último chicle, el ultimo pedacito de árabe de jamón y queso, si se lo pedís, te lo va a dar. Es la que aunque le agarres el dedo con la silla, no te va a insultar, simplemente te va a perdonar con una enorme sonrisa. Ella te va agradecer por cosas que para vos, seguramente, sean insignificantes, como mover la cabeza para que pueda ver bien el pizarrón. Pero cuando lo haga, te va a hacer sentir mejor. Porque eso es lo que hace ella, hace sentir mejor a cualquiera que la rodee.  Es la que siempre te va a ser leal, la que más te va a bancar, aunque quieras salir a una fiesta que quede en la otra punta de la ciudad, ella va a ir y la va a enfiestar. Juana realmente te va a decir si esa remera te queda mal, si esa foto es fea o si tu corte de pelo nuevo le gusta o no. Porque ella pone por sobre todas las cosas, la verdad y la sinceridad. Nunca la vas a ver un fin de semana sin sus primos ya que quiere mucho y le encanta estar con su familia.