Monday, January 23, 2017

Sonnet VII

1. In Sonnet VII the poet's vanity is what dies in shame before them.
2. The speaker wants their life to be simple and straightforward.
3. They want their life to be simple so they put off their adornment. The next step is to distance themselves from specific groups.
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Because I Could Not Stop for Death

While in the carnage the speaker passes by a school, grain fields, and the setting sun.
The house that the speaker pauses in front of can be thought of as a coffin that was waiting for the speaker. The "roof" that was scarcely visible would be covered in cornice is the lid of the coffin. I think that the house in the 4th stanza is a coffin that is waiting for the speakers arrival. In the 17th line the speaker explains how he has been dead for centuries, but the speaker states that he feels like he only died yesterday. In the last few lines the speaker states how on the day he died he wasn't expecting it.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016


In the poem Sonnet by William Shakespeare he is talking about the love he feels towards a person and how when they aren't there he feels darkness inside of him. The things that the speaker says that could be him or her are the the sunset, death and the sweet birds singing. In the last two lines of the poem I believe that Shakespeare is saying that effort is what makes love strong and the person must try to keep that love strong. I believe that the breaks in the poem should be between the 4th line, 5th line, 8th line, 9th line, 12th line and line 13. The breaks should be put here because this is where the rhyme scheme changes.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016


The poem Ozymandias is a poem that is about a statue. "The heart that fed" refers to the workers and how they put their heart into making the statue. I think that the author is trying to express that if you put your heart into something you believe in and work hard at it that is will end up being around for a long time. I think that the author is basically saying that hard work will eventually pay off. From the poem it says that Ozymandias was big and strong. The author writes that there are two vast trunkless legs of stone, which gives that image that the only thing left of the statue is just its legs. The legs are described as big and thick and that they might have belonged to statue of a king. Image result for ozymandias 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

social media verses colleges

I believe that colleges and trade schools should look at student's social media. Through social media, schools can see if the student that has applied is someone that they would be a great asset to the school community. Now a days kids no longer think before they post something, they freely post pictures that are inappropriate, such as provocative photos, pictures consisting of drugs and alcohol. Kids do often focus more on being a character than having character, because they want/like the attention. Depending on their background and the situation the are in at the moment a kid could crave more attention than other kids that they are around. Kids striving for attention could find it in many different ways some tend to act out in class or goof around. High schools don't look very often check student's social media, but I think that colleges should and it is the student's responsibility to monitor what they post online.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Loveliest of Trees

Loveliest of Trees  was written during the spring because that is when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. The author went to the woodlands to see the cherry trees in bloom since it only happens once every year. The author said that he wanted to see the cherry tree "hung with snow" meaning that he wanted to see the petals fall from the trees, which would cover the ground like a blanket of snow. By the poem the author would be described as someone who loves nature and finds peace in watching nature. The author's favorite tree is the cherry tree and in his opinion he thinks that they are the loveliest trees given the title of the poem.
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