Sunday, June 1, 2014


Here is a link to all of are hard work! Take the time to watch each masterpiece because they are truly worth the watch. Masterpieces

Sunday, May 4, 2014

2007B Poem “Here” (Philip Larkin)

     Phillip Larkin describes different places in "Here". Each place described has its own meaning and importance. Imagery is a key element in describing Larkin's tone towards the places he is writing about.
     In the first stanza, the poet's tone is curiosity. This is because the poet is not staying in one place. The Poet is traveling because he wants to discover new places. "Swerving east, from rich industrial shadows
And traffic all night north; swerving through fields." This indirect characterization shows that the poet is interested in traveling and discovery.
     The tone of the poet is also melancholy. An example is in the fourth stanza. "Loneliness clarifies. Here silence stands Like heat." This is an example of a metaphor and it shows that the poet's attitude is sadness because he is alone with nothing in sight.
     The poet is discovering new places and has a new attitude for each place visited. This describes the type of person he is and how he acts depending on his location.

2006B Poem “To Paint a Water Lily” (Ted Hughes)

      There is tremendous patience and skill when it comes to painting. It often reflects the authors tone and that reflects the speaker's attitude.
     The speaker sees nature as a constant battle for life. " Under the trees. There are battle-shouts
And death-cries everywhere hereabout." This direct characterization shows that the speakers attitude is survival of the fittest. This is because the dragonfly must protect itself everyday against a new opponent.
      Ted Hughes has a complex tasks because there is a lot of activity going on in this poem. His tasks is to capture every detail for the painting. He uses the speaker to show this because the speaker's tone is hard. He must try to paint something with a lot of activity around the piece.
     The tone of this poem is complex because Ted must have his speaker show that it is hard to paint a picture.

Thursday, May 1, 2014


TPCASTT                               Char Bronte Life

Title Revisit

T- What life is and what life is about.
P-Life is not a dream and it is hard sometimes. Life will end eventually.
A- Melancholy
S- A shift from the 1st to 2nd stanza. The first refers to death which is sad and the second contains a more exciting and happy words.
T- That life is happy but yet sad at the same time. It also explains that life will not last forever.
T- The theme of this poem is that life is a cycle with its ups and downs.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Seventh Reading

Char Bronte -Life
  • 1st Enjoy life while it happens.
  • 7th Life can be over before you no it.

Emily Dickenson -Hope
  • 1st It is what drives us / makes us want to do something.
  • 7th Hope can be ruined

John Keats -Bright Star


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jackie Robinson Day

Today is Jackie Robinson Day!!! For those of you who don't know, Jackie Robinson is the first African American Pro Baseball Player. His number was 42 and it is now retired from baseball and only worn once a day to represent him.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Macbeth Act V

Lady Macbeth
  • Can't change what already happened.
10,000 soldiers arrive.
Macbeth is ready to fight.
  • Macduff/Malcom lead the march.
Lady Macbeth is killed
The battle takes place.
  • Macduff is king of Scotland and brings Macbeth's head for all to see.