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Essay Writing

Our language teacher, Daniela Barra, asked us to work in pairs in order to create a piece of writing in which we would choose a place special to both of us and explain our partner’s importance related to the place. This is because we have been studying the difference between spaces and places and what ties us to them. This is the complete task:
What are the important places in your life? In pairs, think of a place you share. How significant is it for you? Why? Brainstorm ideas together. Then, individually, write a piece about that place or space and how your mate is related to its importance.

 

This is my poem:
A Simple Plaza Francia Day

 

Oh dear Luz, oh dear Luz, 

You have a light that does ooze. 

As we stroll by in a simple Plaza Francia day

all our problems seem to go away.

 

The importance of this they may ask

and to put that into words is surely a task

as oh dear Luz, oh dear Luz,

there is so much to choose.

 

On a chilly afternoon we became friends

and after that it happened to become a trend.

Because you are relatable, unique

and seem to capture all of Plaza Francia’s mystique.

 

So oh dear luz, oh dear luz,

lets seat in Plaza Francia and enjoy the views.

Writitng – Patagonia’s Nature

Our langueage teacher, Pilar Pando, asked us to write a descriptive piece in which we would protagonise nature. It had to be about a place in Argentina, so I chose Tierra del Fuego.

We had come across to the most wonderful view our eyes had ever met. It had only been one day since we had arrived and already we had fallen in love with Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia. As most turists, especially in such an isolated zone were mankind is only seen in small towns, we had become lost. At first, desperation strook us but that was quickly replaced with amazement.

We observed the fox move slowly but surely, questing through the snow. Our eyes acted as mirrors, as every move the fox did, our eyes reflected upon. This creature, marvellously beautiful, made us appreciate this moment so dearly. The redish, soft fur  was the perfect endearing cover, but we knew that this animal was more sly than sweet. As it run away, in what seemed like a fraction of a second, we were left wondering what was going to be of our live now.

We sat down and were able to notice the roughness and icyness of bright white snow. The weather proved to be a challenge, as we were not accustomed to such severe coldness.  Our cheeks flushed, our noses running and our bodies eager to explore. We were surrounded with monumental pine trees, all scattered next to each other. Although we were in the middle of the woods we were able to find an opening to the purest, most breathtaking and calming lake. Who could have thought that in such unordinary and extreme-like conditions, we would find comfort and relaxation. The silence was so evident that it made the smallest sounds, like the houling wind and the crackling fall leaves, be heard as we strolled along. The sun was setting and the sky was every color but blue.  It was an exhibition of the art of nature, the one we could not help but to be mesmerized at.

Online Test

Our language teacher, Pilar Pando, asked us to do an online test concerning the Gohic Novel, which we have been studying and analysing in class and the following short sories: The Monkey’s Paw, The Cask of Amontillado and the one I personally chose, The Yellow Wall Paper. The task can be seen in Pilar’s blog.

Task 1:

This is my piktochart about the gothic novel.

Task 2:

Interviewer: Hello, I am very excited and honoured for being able to interview you this afternoon. I am a huge fan of your work!

Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Thank you for having me, it is my pleasure.

I: If you don’t mind, I would like to center around one of my personal favorite pieces of work, “The Yellow Wallpaper”

CPG: No problem! It is very dear to my heart and one of my most personal stories.

I: I feel like so many woman can relate to the main character, it is truly inspiring.

CPG: That’s something that I wanted to portray. Lots of the time, the feelings of the woman are shoved aside. I wanted to be the voice for all of those mothers who felt this, including myself.

I: I couldn’t agree more. Ho do you think your personal life influenced your work?

CPG: I think it influenced it a lot. I have delt with lots of the same things that the mother in the story has delt herself. Honestly I wouldn’t be who I am today if I wouldnn’t have gone through that. I feel like woman aren’t given enough credit and are trapped in the close-mindedness of the man.

I: I wanted to get into that. Your such a role model for all these young women, teaching them that their life can be more than their “obligations.”

CPG: I believe that we are supressed; that there is unequal marriage and that woman are destroyed by their unfulfilled desire for self-expression.

I: I’ve experienced that with my work, it was really hard to be taken seriously. Have you had the same trouble?

CPG: Absolutely! People underestimate woman’s ablities because of their gender. The thing is that there is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. Might as well speak of a female liver. (Actual quote from her).

I: It’s a hard battle we fight, but i think we will conquering by spreading the word  like you do.

CPG: I am glad you think so highly of me, considering that through my work like in  “The Yellow Wallpaper” I show the vulnerability in sombody that has experienced something like me.

I: I think any person that empowers others deserves my respect.

CPG: It is very appreciated!

I: Anyways, if it’s okay with you, I would like to get into your personal experience with your child.

CPG: I am open to talk about it. I have my demons that follow and “haunt” me, as in the story. When I was young my father left my family, it was very hard for us emotionally and economically. I currently don’t have a relationship with my daughter but because i am not ready for it.

I: That must have been very hard, do you regret or resent it?

CPG: Honestly part of me wishes she could be with her, but the other part knows that I could not serve her as a mother, it is not my calling, I would feel imprisoned. I think she is better off without me.

I: That is very touching and strong. What stood out to me was the term imprisonement, which was one of the themes in the story. Would you consider it an autobiography?

CPG: It is fictional, I write to reflect on things. To express what I am feeling or what is going on in my mind. I like to separate myself from my work,as if I am a third person narrator.

I: Wow, you leave me without words. Anyways, we have run out of time! Thanks for taking time from your busy agenda to attend to this interview.

CPG: There is always time for what is important! I had a lovely time.

Continuum analysis

Our literature teacher, Pato Chujman, asked us to answer the following questions in order to reflect on the poem we read and analyzed in class called “Continuum”

What is a ´continuum´?

A continuum is a continuous extent, series, or whole which cannot be divided into parts.

Why did the poet entitled the poem, “Continuum”?

The poet entitled the poem continuum because the poem can’t be divided, you have to read it all together. There are enjabments that make the poem flow as a whole.

What does the poet mean by… “All poems are rash acts”?

What i interpreted from that quote is that he believes poems are improvised, they are the fruit of life’s  inspiration. You can’t create inspiration, you have to find it, therefore when you do, you can’t help but pour ideas into a poem.

What is the role of irony in the poem?

The poem is about the writer not being able to find inspiration, yet him writing the poem means that he has some inspiration.

Are there examples of personification?

An example of personification in the poem, would be the moon. The writer begins the poem by describing how the moon hide behind his house and later states “I am talking about myself.” The loneliness of the moon in the sky reflect the isolation of the thought’s in the voice’s mind.

Also, the cloud is being personified since it represents confusion and inability to create.

Is the poem the same throughout the poem?

The tone of the poem include gloomy, puzzled, dark, disturbed and blurry.. But as  the poem progresses and the voice starts to evolve, we can see his clearer mind and how he finds stability. Therefore the voice is tranquil,  settled and fruitful.

What is the effect of enjabment in the poem?

The effect of continuity, that it cannot be divided and that every though is related. Also hoe the writer/voice has a confusion in his mind, therefore, write in a disorganized way.

Explore the meaning in the final sentence/stanza?

it could be interpreted in 2 ways:

that he goes back inside, picks up his drafts and starts writing (since he got inspired by nature) and then goes to sleep. Maybe, he wrote this poem about his experience. This is the one i believe happened.

Then again, it could happen that he goes back inside, puts back his drafts into and gives up, lat going to sleep.

 

Diarrhoea and Choler

Our Biology teacher, Magda Ravagnan, asked us to watch a video about diarrhoea and cholera, and answer some questions following it.

QUESTIONS:

1) Name signs/symptoms caused by cholera.

Diarrhoea

Weakness

Vomiting

Dehydration

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

Defecating near the river, therefore contaminating the water

Having dirty hands, not cleaning them, and touching other things/people.

Flies transport the bacterium to things we consume or touch.

3) What is diarrhoea?

A condition in which faeces are discharged from the bowels frequently and in a liquid form.

4) How does the cholera bacterium cause diarrhoea?

Toxins from bacteria are produced, they attach to the villi which produce chloride in the lumen (where the food passes). Production of chloride increases, which means that the concentration of water decreases. So the water of blood goes to the lumen, from low concentration to high. Which is why when you have diarrhoea you become so dehydrated.

5) How did the boy treated his father?

He went to a doctor in the village and she said to boil the water and add tablespoon of salt and sugar.

You can also treat it with antibiotics.

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

He told the villagers to wash their hands after pooing or peeing, after touching a lot of germs and before eating. Also to make sure the water is drinkable (by adding chlorine and waiting 30 minutes) and cooking the foods you eat. Finally to put a net to protect food and drinks from mosquitoes and flies.

Kit DIY de computación

Nuestra profesora de computación, Mariana Massigoge, nos pidió de hacer un kit DIY basado en nuestros proyectos que hicimos en grupo (el mio incluye a Delfina Miy Uranga, Josefina Catani, Rocio Hartmann y Luz Garcia Fernandez). En el cual usábamos nuestro celular como un microscopio con una luz negra, para crear un juego.

Este trabajo era individual. Por lo tanto tome la idea del juego y del microscopio con luz negra (manteniendo el concepto), creando una kit divertido que uno puede hacer en su casa para después poder resolver misterios. La idea detrás, es la de descubrir lo que dicen las cartas con indicios, para encontrar al que se villano que se escapo.  Para hacerlo deberás armar (con las herramientas que te provee el kit) en combinación a un celular. También te vendrá con un tablero para poder moverte con los indicios. Se llama “The Escape.”

clue board game kit 1

 

Reported story

Our Language teacher, Pilar Pando, asked us to look for an article online or in a newspaper. Also find 4 vocabulary words.

This is the article that I chose.

The following 4 words are the one that I thought could be helpful to understand the article better and also to apply them in the class:

Morbidly or Morbid:  Characterized by an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.

Prader Willi disease: A syndrome characterized by severe hypotonia (floppiness), poor suck and feeding problems in early infancy followed later in infancy by excessive eating that, if unchecked, leads gradually to huge obesity.

Supported living: Supported living is defined as persons with disabilities living where and with whom they want, for as long as they want, with the ongoing support needed to sustain that choice.

Bungalow:  A low house having only one storey or, in some cases, upper rooms set in the roof, typically with dormer windows.

Even though it is not a very recent post, I thought this article was very different and talked about a topic that I wasn’t even aware existed.