Friday, April 26, 2013


I want you to know
one thing. 

You know how this is: 
if I look 
at the crystal moon, at the red branch 
of the slow autumn at my window, 
if I touch 
near the fire 
the impalpable ash 
or the wrinkled body of the log, 
everything carries me to you, 
as if everything that exists, 
aromas, light, metals, 
were little boats 
that sail 
toward those isles of yours that wait for me. 

Well, now, 
if little by little you stop loving me 
I shall stop loving you little by little. 

If suddenly 
you forget me 
do not look for me, 
for I shall already have forgotten you. 

If you think it long and mad, 
the wind of banners 
that passes through my life, 
and you decide 
to leave me at the shore 
of the heart where I have roots, 
that on that day, 
at that hour, 
I shall lift my arms 
and my roots will set off 
to seek another land. 

if each day, 
each hour, 
you feel that you are destined for me 
with implacable sweetness, 
if each day a flower 
climbs up to your lips to seek me, 
ah my love, ah my own, 
in me all that fire is repeated, 
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten, 
my love feeds on your love, beloved, 
and as long as you live it will be in your arms 
without leaving mine.
Pablo Neruda

TPCASTT: *Poem Analysis Method: 
title, paraphrase, connotation, diction,
attitude, tone, shift(s), title revisited and
theme *

•Poem title meaning: this poem is reflecting on the idea that if his lover is to let go of everything they've once had, he will not wait around. He will not allow himself to wait around for nothing.

"I want you to know
one thing." " If suddenly 
you forget me 
do not look for me, 
for I shall already have forgotten you. " these two show how he is informing the lover he will not wait for it is now or never she must make sure shes making the right choice

•Connotation: " I shall lift my arms 
and my roots will set off 
to seek another land." he is not literally going to search for land but he is going to find happiness elsewhere on his own.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Lit Circles Notes

Slaughterhouse five:
•3rd person
billy main character
•unstuck in time goes from war to marriage
•bombing of dresdon where prisoner of war in slaughterhouse five
•no one likes him he doesnt fit in
•married wife because felt sorry
•blamed ronalds death on him. rosaro wanted revenge
•alien sex zoo with famous movie star and observe
•motif: so it goes
• dark humor

Kafka on the Shore:
• imagery
•theme: dreams vs reality
•tone: sad sometimes humorous
•motif: but the whole thing... if theres a curse...
• boy runs away mother and sister ran away when he was four father is emotionally abussive
•disabled man runs away
•tone modern greek proficy
plays with perception of character
• the two plots converge and clash at the end

Life of Pi:
•young man paceen changes name to pi odd boy in indian family owns a zoo wants to serve god. raise hindu then meeta a christian priest meets muslim from mosc. practices three religions. argue about which religion is better but he just wants to serve god
•similes about animals
•theme: serving god, survival, 3 animals and obstacles
•motif:territorial dominance
circus masters that taim lions which is why he trains tiger
people and animals like their territory. need space to function well
•boat sinks and brings zoo to sell animals for money
•trying to survive and adapt with what they have
• things we think are good but in reality aren't
•color orange pi sister had an orange cat, life jacket, orange juice, tiger
•theme: self discovery
•narration: people dont believe so gives a realistic view. had a lot of religion then lost faith a biy but the journey on the boat strengthened it
•3 sections divided into

Thursday, April 11, 2013

AP Practice Exam Part 1

1. E
2. A
3. E
4. A
5. B
6. A
7. D
8. C
9. D
11. A
12. E
13. D
17. A
18. E
19. D
20. A
21. B
22. C
23. B
24. B
25. C
26. C
27. A
28. C
29. B
30. C
31. D
32. A
33. B
34. A
35. C
36. D
37.  E
38. C
39. C
41. B
42. C
43. A
44. C
46. E
49. B
50. D
51. B
53. C

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Macbeth Intro

•evolution to hero as antihero
•anachronism: out of place in times
•Macbeth: kings were supposed to be kingly
-tone: sinnister
king halo like holy but not
-Dark Play
-evil central characters
-bloody deaths and miserable
-1606 james first king of england for 3 years and refers to this in the play
fasinated by witch craft
-james inherited thrown through banquo and fleance. dunkin was murdered and it was well known
-1040-1057the real macbeth was killed by malcoms son malcom the third. 10/14 kings murdered
macbeth ruled well and wise. defeated by malcom who invaded scottland and killed macbeths family
-king james uniting englanf and scottland
-political correctness- cant live witn consequence and has remorse tries to redeem himself
-noooo human affection trust love etc.
-"fair is fowl and fowl is fair" (paradox)
-witch craft was a popular belief but only bad witches, go out at night, make poisons. can't have good without something to prepare it with. we try and show whos god and who isn't for society
-demonology by king james
-1604 witch craft was a capitol offense hanging burning or drowning. they are evil servants. devil was very real and trapped people
-temptation witches present and are mustrusted
-can stop sun, daylight storms, invisible(antagonist) open graves, called the dead
-macbeth supernatural human
-end audience was satisfied to see wrong deeds get punished
-intrigued by witches powers. witches dont ever lie to him he just interprets it wrong. they alwllow him to deceave himself (fallen hero)
- devil doesn't do anything to us but leads us into temptation

Carrie: Lit Techniques

•Tone: depressing, sad, mysterious
•Direct Character: Carrie and her mother. Carrie is very relatable and makes the reader feel sorry for her in the sense that we are in high school and can relate or have seen bullying in such manner. Her mom is straight forward. She is that strict old fashioned parent and in that time setting it wasnt unusual however she was an extremist.
•Theme: the need of acceptance
•Anatagonist: Chris is constantly making Carries like miserable.She was the one who first pointed out that she has started her period in the shower and it was her idea to terrorize her at prom with the pigs blood.
•imagery: first startes in the locker room than continued throughout novel
•Motif: constant refernece of the locker room mishap
•Symbolism: pigs blood(killing spree starter), telekinetic(weapon or defense), carlin street(where she feels she belongs and always returns), dirty pillows(being a women is a sin in the eyes of her mother)
•Simile: "she was about as good looking as the ass ended of a dray horse"
•Personification: "the mirror fell on the floor and shattered at her feet, leaving only the plastic ring to stare at her like a blinded eye"
"a huge, oily cloud of fire climbed over the elms in courthouse park, lighting the duck pond and the little league diamond in scarlet
•references used throughout novel:
my name is susan snell by susan snell, the shadow exploded, carrie:the black dawn of tk by jack garer, ogilivies dictionary of psychic phenomena, sinners in the hands of angry god by jonathan edwards

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sacratic Seminar

•Consumerism: everyone needs to have new things..
Ex-throwing away old clothes, shakespeare, god, etc.
•dedicated to the greatet good
•Unity: can't be the ideal society without everyone on the same page
Ex-not wanting to stay a scientist because of the disgrace
•Corruption of values: marriage, mothers, children, family
• More optimistic at the start of the novel.. Trying to prove a point
•Ford: Industrialism
•Froid: inter ego of humanity
•Assembly line: mindlessly doing own task
•Soma: control of government and conditioning
-Everyone has there own soma
•Conditioned to think they were chosen ones (gamma, beta, etc)
-Main conditioned is to be happy
-Disreguard other emotions
•Our conditioned is to feel individually special
•John makes lenina seem pure and then she throws herself at him
•Bernard becomes corrupt towards the end
-Ex: John gets into a fight and bernard won't help because he doesn't want to get cast away
• He writes because her thinks people aren't aware
•Demonize genetic engineering but a lot of that technology is helpful and we do use it today
• technology vs. ethnics
•Mother vs. father
-try to make equality within their casts
-make men more dominate based on who gets the girls
-huxleys own values because no female authority
Ex: johns mom being called a whore reflexs our society
-gender gap made women equal but not in charge
•Alpha plus were all males
-Women work with embryos so motherly instincts
•ship crashes never seen a man like sering a new creature.. Huxley seeing world evolve and being apart of the brave new world
•Border of postmodern why? The time period it was written in .. •Transition from modern to postmodern
-consistant with vision on the future not to postmodern