Monday, January 9, 2017

Ted Talk : A warrior’s cry against child marriage

I chose the Ted Talk A Warrior's  Cry Against Child Marriage. I chose this Ted Talk because the topic of women's rights interests me and especial the topic of women's rights in other country's. This Ted Talk discussed the issues of what was going on in third world country such as Malawi. In  these country women are sent to camps at 11 years old to learn how to please a man. Most of the girls end up being rapped at the camp by an older man. Most of theses girls come home with STD's or even pregnant and  then were married off at a very young age. There has been women who have petitioned this and tried to change what was happening and were successful. The women got a law passed so that the girls don't have to be married off until they are 18.
This Ted Talk was creative due to how she compared the poem that was written by a young girl as a battle cry or a cry for help. I also think that the women in the Ted Talk had a creative and good Idea to teach the other members of the community that what was going on was wrong instead of just dealing with the citation.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

I Could Not Stop for Death


During the poem Because I Could Not Stop for Death the author pasted fields of gazing grain, the sunset, and a  house. The poem describes the house that he passes as swelling of the ground, the roof scarcely visible, and the cornice of the mound. I believe that the house he is describing is somebody's grave. The poem talks about how you can't stop death and how death is inevitable. After you die your house is your grave because that's were you will be spending eternity. Lastly, he talks about how the house is being taken over by the ground and how it's a mound. He also talks about how there is a barely visible roof to the house which appears to be a tombstone.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

In the poem Sonnet by William Shakespeare he describes what can be seen in this person that he loves. He says that he can see birds singing during the day time, the sunset, and death at night time. I feel that he is describing the emotions he sees in him or her.
The last two lines of the poem "this thou perciev'st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well, which thou must leave ere long." this means to me that what he sees in her makes there love for each other stronger and that their love will last forever.
This poem should have line breaks in between the 4th and 5th lines, the 8th and the 9th lines and also 12 and 13th lines. I believe there should be line breaks in these spots because these are were the rhyme seams in the poem changes.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Ozymandias

In the poem Ozymandias describes the Ozymandias statue which is a statue of a king in ancient Egypt. The line that states " the heart that fed" is describing how hard the agent Egyptians worked to build the statue and all the love and hard work that they put into the statue.
The poem talks about what the statue use to look like, such as how the statue use to thrive and is now destroyed and barely remaining. I believe this poem has a deeper meaning which is that as you age you wither away and slowly start to lose your power.
The poem refers to the Ozymandias statue is a hidden gem in the sand dooms of Egypt. The poem describes the statue as a huge and had carved threw stone. The poem also describes the statue of aged and withering away.
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Collage vs Social Media

I personally agree with schools looking at a students social media accounts to allow them scholarships or acceptance to a college. I know that collages have high expectations of their students and don't typically except students who have a bad GPA or a bad SAT score. They look at students grades to not only see how smart they are but see look into there actions and determinations. Although colleges want to know who they are allowing into there school that's why they have your write essays and some even make you go on interviews before they will except you into there college. Colleges want to make there school the best. They don't want their students out partying every night or students who cause problems and fights. They use social media as a tool to learn who their students are. I believe that your you should have to pay for your actions. If you post bad behaviors on your social media page you should have to handle the consequences. I personally am thankful for colleges looking into what kids are posting on the social media pages because it could possibly make the school a safer place with the lack of kids who misbehave there.
"Sometimes kids are worried more about being a character than having character." I personally agree with this statement because you can see this in the way kids behave in school and on social media. A lot of kids feel the need to bully people or make fun of other students to gain popularity. This shows poor character but makes them a popular kid. Kids do what ever they can to gain popularity than to be a nice, kind person.
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I personal believe the school does little to monitor the aspects of what students do online. Schools monitor what the students do online that is illegal or is causing an issue or concern to the district. The schools try to prevent students from being on social media during the school day by blocking social media networks on the school internet servers. I agree with the minimal amount of monitoring on students social media pages. I believe that if a student is mature to have their own social media pages and use the page it is their job to monitor and post on it. It should not be the schools responsibility to monitor the students pages and make sure everything is posted is appropriate. Also most social media posts take place out of school. It should not be the schools responsibility to look after students out side of school hours. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Loveliest of Trees

During the poem Loveliest of Trees the speaker is talking about what the cherry trees look like in the spring time. You can tell that the writer was writing about the spring time because he describes the tree in full bloom. He says that there is snow on the ground, but I believe that it is a metaphor for the cherry petals that have fallen to the ground resembling snow. I also believe that he is describing the flowers in full boom as snow because it reminds him of how snow lays on trees after it has fallen. The writer states,"About the woodlands I will go, To see the cherry hung with snow." I believe this statement is describing how the tree looks when it is covered with blossoms in full bloom.

I feel that the speaker  of the poem is an older man, and that he has many memories with the tree he is describing in the the poem. I feel like he enjoys looking at the beauty of nature. Especially the beauty of cherry trees in nature. I feel that the cherry tree reminds him of his life and what he has done with it. I think he sees the cherry tree in bloom and it helps express that something old like him can always have life.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Control

My parents do what ever they can to protect me and raise me to be the best person I can be. By doing this they control most aspects of my life. They control what kind of clothes I am allowed to were. My parents say that if you want to be respected you have to dress respectful. My parents also control who I am allowed to be friends with. My mom and dad allow me to chose my own friends but if they think that the friend is fake or if the friend is a bad influences they will not allow me to be friends with them. My parent also have to have control over where I am and when I am there. If I want to leave the house I have to ask permission before I leave. Also when I am out in town with friends I have to text my parents ever hour where I am and how long I have been there.

As I have been getting older, my parents have been giving me more control over my own decisions and choices. They are giving me more freedom. They are allowing me to hang out with more people, go down town by myself, and not check my phone constantly.  They are showing more trust in me and are allowing me to make more of my own choices. My mom said that the reasons she wants to control so many aspects of my life is because she does not trust other people, but that  she trusts me. She has came to realize I know how to make my own decisions and if a situations comes up that I don't feel comfortable she knows I will call her. By next year I should have my own license and be allowed to drive where ever I wanted. I will be allowed to chose what collage I want to go to. But two years from  now I will have complete control over my life and be living on my own. Isn't it crazy how much control you can gain in two years.
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