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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Meanings, Signs & Symbols

This was a little confusing at first, but as I read on the ideas and examples made more sense.

"A symbol is different from a metaphor in that a symbol is used more consistently and widely than a metaphor. Also, a metaphor is a statement (even if implied), whereas a symbol need not be a statement. The common element in symbols and metaphors is that the literal, conventional meaning is exceeded or negated by a nonliteral meaning.
Symbols may have very narrow or quite wide ranges of meaning. The range may be limited to an individual, or perhaps to a small group. People other than the individual or group will not understand that meaning of the symbol. A symbol's range may be cultural, meaning that it is known by members of cultural groups: ethnic groups, religious groups, national groups, and so on." 
I never put two and two together, now realizing that our minds grow using these things to shape how we interact with our world. So now I want to see a study of what signs and been forgotten over time because of advances in our life.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Vocab #2 (sentences)

1. The substitute interceded for the absent teacher.

2.The hackneyed images of the authors book were astonishing.

3. The man went to his girlfriends father for his approbation about his proposal.

4. The mans' innuendo was becoming repetitive.

5.There is a coalition against you, consisting of politicians.

6.The intense interrogator elicited the truth from the scared victim.

7.Scholars attempted to account for the hiatus in the medieval manuscript.

8.To assuage him was hard, for his anger got the best of him.

9. Time, surely, to put social inclusion before defiant decadence.

10.Her mother expostulated with her about the evils of stealing.

11. The video game simulated what it was like to dive deep in the sea with a submarine.

12. Kanye West is jaded by all the materialistic things he surrounds himself with.

13. The new parents were feeling a sense of umbrage towards their child.

14. Its a teachers perogative to punish their students.

15. The scary novel was Lurid.

16. Transcended the other students in the class only reflected his hard work.

17.On the road, they stopped at cathedrals and went to every museum of importance as well as smaller, provincial ones.

18.The consistent clicking of pens was petulant to the teacher in her class.

19.When burned or shocked, they spasmed with an unctuous squelch.

20. Meritorious, was the victor of the tournament. 

Vocab #2

 intercede- to act or interpose in behalf of someone 
 hackneyed- made commonplace or trite 
 approbation- approval; commendation
 innuendo- an indirect intimation about a person or thing, especially ofa disparaging or a derogatory nature
 coalition- a combination or alliance
 elicit- to draw or bring out or forth
 hiatus- a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series,action, etc. 
 assuage-to make milder or less severe
 decadence- the act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state
 expostulate- to reason earnestly with someone against something that personintends to do or has done
 simulate- to create a simulation likeness, or model of a situation 

 jaded- dulled or satiated by overindulgence
 umbrage- offense; annoyance; displeasure
 prerogative- an exclusive right, privilege
 lurid- gruesome; horrible; revolting
 transcend- to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed
 provincial- belonging or peculiar to some particular province 
 petulant- moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially oversome trifling annoyance
 unctuous- characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor
 meritorious- deserving praise, reward, esteem

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Observations on "Young Goodman Brown"

 "My journey, as thou callest it, forth and back again" when I read this line the thought came to my mind that his job or thing of interest keeps him out of his home. As the story unfolds more and more it is as if the main character is a light in this dark passage way, the further he travels the more over baring the darkness is. I also noticed that every character is foreshadowed by their names, for example Friend, Devil, Faith.   

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tone and Mood (Earth on turtle's back)

The author's tone, to me, is in the same way as when someone is trying to explain something you already know but have forgotten or overshadowed. We have all heard the moral of this story from previous others. As for the mood I felt attracted to the characters instantly and had a moderate concern for their problems.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Reflections on Week 1

                 In my opinion there is nothing I can think of, other than a power outage, that could effect my participation in this class. Having all my assignments up on the blog make it very easy to keep track of what it due and what is to come. An amazing learning experience for me was last year in my biology class with one of my all time favorite teacher Mr. Madrigal. Everyone told me that he was mean and a tough teacher but I stayed focused in his class and never gave him a hard time. As the year came to an end I realized that Mr. Madrigal was an easy teach as long as you stayed focused. I also noticed that all the students who told me he was a hard teacher, coincidentally always talk and messed around in his class. I am most excited for improving my writing skills and opening my mind to more poetry. I look forward to learning more vocabulary, mainly so I will have a wide range of words I can use in everyday life.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

My First Week

                      My first week of school was very overwhelming. Even though my week was stressful it did not adumbrate the up coming days. I have a big group of friends and they all complement my high school life. Even though there are other student who are curmudgeon and work in a contumacious manor that portrays a sense of apotheosisI just remain friendly to all and show them the best of me. I pray that any cheaters do not beguile other class mates. One of the most interesting things about Righetti is everyone's style, many of them with a lot of bauble. There are even some with ascetic passion, while there are still other's that confirm their actions with others as if they are didacticOur class burgeoned as the week came to a close.