Wednesday, May 23, 2012
What you've done so far; - What I have done so far is that I have already finished 4 pages of my comic. That equals 8 pages total. What you still need to accomplish in the two weeks we have left; - I still need to finish 6 pages, 12 pages including front and back. How your work will benefit you and others. - my work will benefit me by getting my name out there as an artist. It will also benefit the homeless.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
• My goal is to make something that will sell so that te profit can help to educate, clothes, and feed the homeless. I believe that if we do this, some of them will repay it back to society. Then, as one we can advance as a society. • the materials I need would be paper and pen. I have that already though. •The timeline is each week I finish 10 pages. I'm doing a decent job following this timeline. • I will present this as a method to contribute to society and also as a comic.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Prose Essay #1 1970 Meredith’s “Ferdinand and Miranda” from The Ordeal of Richard Feveral: Show how the young woman and the young man in the passage are made to seem naturally suited for one another. In Meredith's "Ferdinand and Miranda" the characters are portrayed to be suited for one another via the literature techniques used. Characteristics play a key point in the suiting along with diction. The diction used can allow the audience to understand the events better. Another element is the tone present, the tone present creates an emotional atmosphere to show the character attachment. Prose Essay #2 Quentin Bell on the Woolf family: Show how style reveals feelings about family. The style an author has an impact on the portrayal of characters. The style that Quentin Bell has allows the audience to get a certain insight on the Woolf Family. The style an author has influences the characterization, the mood, and the tone towards certain characters. Prose Essay #3 1990 Didion’s “Self-deception - Self-respect”: Show how style and tone help convey attitude. Attitude can be created through various different literary elements. To be exact, style and tone can play a key role in the development of attitude. Style can create a certain type of characterization and syntax while tone creates an atmosphere. Poetry Essay #1 1976 Poem: “Poetry of Departures” (Philip Larkin) Prompt: Write an essay in which you discuss how the poem's diction (choice of words) reveals his attitude toward the two ways of living mentioned in the poem. In "Poetry of Departures" by Philip Larkin, the diction he chooses reveals the attitude shared towards the two ways of living mentioned. For example, the diction used can help illustrate certain views Larkin has on the ways of life. Poetry Essay #2 1982 Poem: “The Groundhog” (Richard Eberhart) Prompt: Write an essay in which you analyze how the language of the poem reflects the changing perceptions and emotions of the speaker as he considers the metamorphosis of the dead groundhog. Develop your essay with specific references to the text of the poem. The language used by Richard Eberhart in "The Groundhog" portrays the change of emotion and perception towards the metamorphosis of the dead groundhog. The language used serve as metaphors for the representation of the dead groundhog. The diction used distinctly shows how Larkin feels toward the groundhog. Poetry Essay #3 1983 Poem: “Clocks and Lovers” (W. H. Auden) Prompt: Write a well-organized essay in which you contrast the attitude of the clocks with that of the lover. Through careful analysis of the language and imagery, show how this contrast is important to the meaning of the poem. In "Clocks and Lovers" by W. H. Auden, the constant contrast between the lovers and the clocks serve as an important form to portray imagery to demonstrate the meaning of the poem. The continuity of time contrast with the mortality of the lovers. Signifying the minuscule ability to fight against time. Another thing used is the description of both time and the love of the lovers. Open Essay #1 1977 A character's attempt to recapture or to reject the past is important in many plays, novels, and poems. Choose a literary work in which a character views the past with such feelings as reverence, bitterness, or longing. Show with clear evidence from the work how the character's view of the past is used to develop a theme in the work. In Shakespeare's "Hamlet", Hamlet's constant distaste for his past, that being the death of his father serves as an important key in a theme. It demonstrate the theme of revenge. His urge to get back at the one who killed his father. Open Essay #2 1975 Although literary critics have tended to praise the unique in literary characterization, many authors have employed the stereotyped character successfully. Select a work of acknowledged literary merit and, in a well-written essay, show how the conventional or stereotyped character or characters function to achieve the author's purpose. The stereotypes portrayed by character doesn't necessarily serve to affect a certain group or portray them negatively but rather to portray a certain issue. In "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger, the portrayal of Holden as an angry, foul mouthed teen filled with angst serves perfectly for the purpose. Holden portrays to a certain degree an entire generation of disillusioned teens. Another way the stereotype serves a purpose is to reach or connect two distinct worlds, the ones who revolt along with the ones who abide to the rules. Open Essay #3 1982 In great literature, no scene of violence exists for its own sake. Choose a work of literary merit that confronts the reader or audience with a scene or scenes of violence. In a well-organized essay, explain how the scene or scenes contribute to the meaning of the complete work. Avoid plot summary. The portrayal of violence is not to be seen as a mere act of obscenities in a piece of literature, for they actually serve to support the theme or undertones in the literature piece. In "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess, the demonstration or depiction of violence serves to show the insecurity and downfall found in that society. It also serves to harden the plot along with solidifying the characters. Burgess' portrayal of violence acted upon by Alex creates an atmosphere of lack of safety in society and the chaos that revolves around the city. Alex not only serves as a literary mechanism but also as an entity of problems found in modern society. Violence is common, so Alex only really personifies the problems. He is the addressing to the problem. The acts of violence also help convey the theme of the literature piece. The change of one can not last without certain commitment. This means that society is not going to change without contribution of all parties involved. The acts of violence commuted are not as important as who was the one who commuted the act. For example the actions made by Alex solidifies his character and what exactly what he represents and what he becomes. It serves as an excellent component on characterization. It demonstrates that Alex is a sociopath but the lack of violence makes him into a vulnerable person. The lack of violence takes the essence of who he is away. In that sense, the representation of violence is important. No matter what, violence plays a key role in a literature piece as demonstrated by Burgess in "A Clockwork Orange". The violence is personified to exemplify issues that society deals with. It serves to characterize characters and to give insight on what the theme may be.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Read the following excerpt from David Foster Wallace's Everything & More. Analyze the text in terms of the basics--theme, tone, diction, and syntax--and see if you can apply any other technical elements you're covering in the lit terms. Go down the list term by term and see what applies. (You may cooperate in the process, but your writing should be all you.) The theme of the excerpt can be that even under pressure one can succeed. This is shown by the statement of several things that may cause on stress but in times of stress, concentration can rise above the stress. The tone is somewhat as serious but at the same time it can be seen as enlightning to one. Throughout the excerpt, the presence of a lecture or lesson being taught is present. The diction used is sophisticated, of course slang won't be used but still the diction suites the tone that has been created. As for syntax, the syntax is structured to allow a smooth transition from statement to statement.
The studying alone has worked as well of not better than it has in the past. I have not gotten distracted. So far I have successfully memorized 4/5ths of the literature terms. As for pieces of literature, I have reviewed some Literature Analysis' from fellow classmate's blogs. That is about it.