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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Essay



         With Ichabod Crane representing Romanticism and Young Goodman Brown backing up Colonialism we see these two characters spit some of the illest rhymes and pronounce the sides they be reppin. Ichabod Crane is one hundred percent Romanticism. Romanticism is a revolt against aristocratic and political norms. This movement was all about validating strong emotion. In the legend of sleepy hollow emotion is everywhere. While in Young Goodman Brown there is an under lying social law, by that I mean everyone followed the rules in the community. No one was to question the laws, this is colonialism. Colonialism is all about restricting freedom and having limitations in writing styles.

         In the legend of sleepy hollow elements of Romanticism can be found throughout. Although love is one of the elements, it is not the only determining factor of Romanticism. This story was written with freedom and ideas that would cause the reader to create a connection with his/her emotions. Young Goodman Brown also does this but it is subtle and gives more a moral then then emotion. the legend of sleepy hollow also focused a lot on mental imagery. This novel embodied Romanticism for is it does not follow the normal edicate of colonial literature.

        Young Goodman Brown is colonialism. In the novel it show that there is a community in which everyone follows a certain conduct, in a way this hints its colonialism and also is a narrative story throughout. There is imagery, but most of the imagery is an allusion to religious belief. Colonial literature involves colonial life, religious disputes, and are majorly narrative.  

         

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Vocab Review

Pedagogue- a teacher.
Cavernous- like a cavern in size, shape, and atmosphere. 
Coquettish- a flirt. 
Tête-à-tête- a private conversation between two persons.
Suffice- to be enough or adequate. 
Amorous- showing feeling to sexual desire.
bosom- space between the breasts/ between mound of land.  
prudently-with common sense
inveterate- a particular act or habit
propensity- natural tendency to behave in a particular way 
repose- exertion/ sleep  
stripling- a young man 
sequester- isolate or hide away
apparition- ghostly figure
purport- appear or claim to be 
imbibed- drunk in
incessant- continuing without pause.
cognomen- a family name
reverie- daydreaming
gambol- run or jump around playfully
spectre- ghost/ phantom
tarry- linger or wonder
[Hessian]-  18 century german solider
flout- openly disregard caveat- a warning or caution
blazon- to describe(a coat of arms) in proper terms
filch- to take something of little value 
fractious- easily irritated, bad tempered   
equitable- having or exhibiting equity
autonomy- independence 
addendum- a thing to be added
amnesty- a general pardon for offenses
axiomatic- self-evident and unquestionable
extricate- free someone or something
soporific- tending to induce drowsiness 
scathing- withering, scornful
unwieldy- difficult to carry or move 
vapid- offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging 
prognosticate- foretell or prophesy
sepulchral- relating to a tomb or internment
salutary- producing good effects
straitlaced- excessively strict in manners, morals, or opinion
scourge- to whip or lash
precept- direction given as a rule of conduct
transient- lasting only for a short timeAdmit- confess to be true.
Amicable- Friendliness, without serious disagreement.
Averse- Strong dislike, opposition to something
Beligerent- Hostile and agressive
Benevolent- Well meaning, friendly
Cursory- Hasty, not detailed
Duplicity- Deceitfulness in speech
Extol- To praise highly
Feasible- To do easily, conviently
Grimace- Disgust, disapproval
Holocaust- Destruction or slaughter.
Impervious- Not penetrable  
Impetus- Impulse, a moving force
Jeopardy- Risk of loss or danger
Meticulous- Showing great attention to detail.
Nostalgia- Longing for things, persons, or situation in time.
Quintessence- concentrated essence of a substance.
Retrogress- go back to a worse state.
Scrutinize- Exam of inspect closely.
Tepid- Slightly warm

 allude-refer to something the author thinks you should know.
 clairvoyant- able to perceive things beyond sense.
 conclusive- final; decisive
 disreputable- of poor reputation.
 endemic- pervasive in a particular place.
 exemplary-of note worth importance.
 fathom- measure of ocean depth; to understand.
 guile- to trick; trickiness.
 integrity- integrate thought, word, and action.
 itinerary- trip schedule.
 misconstrue- misunderstand; misrepresent.
 obnoxious- rude
 placate- calm down; satisfy.
 placid- calm; peaceful.
 plagiarism- taking someones work;representing it as your own.
 potent- powerful.
 pretext-irrational
 protrude- to stick out.
 stark- obvious; clear.
 superficial- shallow; at a surface level.

 coherent-sticking together.
 belabor-to beat severely.
 eschew-to keep away from (something harmful or disliked.)
 acquisitive-eager to acquire.
 emulate- to copy or imitate.
 arrogate-to seize something without justification.
 banal-dull or stale as because of overuse.
 excoriation-to strip, scratch, or rub off the skin of.
 congeal-to solidify or thicken by cooling or freezing.
 carping-tending to carp, or find fault.
 substantiate- to prove a claim to be true.
 temporize-to suit one's actions to the time.
 largesse-money given with ease.
 tenable-to be sustained or maintained.
 insatiable-appetite for something that cannot be satisfied.
 reconnaissance-an exploratory survey or examination.
 germane- something relevant to the topic ramify.
 ramified-spread; branch out
 intransigent-someone stubborn or unwilling to change his views.
 taciturn- someone who doesn't say much.
 invidious-something that is likely to cause anger. 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

Monday, November 12, 2012

BQ: First Steps

Can Marijuana increase your IQ or your over all health?


                This is something that has really struck interest in me ever since I saw the indy film "Super High me." Well know comedian Doug Benson took his on take on the movie "Super Size me" which was about a man who ate only mcdonalds for 30 days to shed some knowledge on how the food can effect the body. Doug Benson took the same approach, but with marijuana and the data was actually quit shocking. I strongly suggest everyone see this movie so I put a link below.

(Warning there is indecent language in this movie, and drug use.)
Super Highme 

                 So what also got me on this subject was from the new laws being passed in Colorado and Washington legalizing marijuana. For some it is nothing but a plant with some effect, and should be distributed to the public much like alcohol. But to others it is a drug that will ruin the lives of many. Now being a high school student I am going to give the information that I know. The worst problem in the lives of people use marijuana was an increase of about $2.00 more on food then their usual amount of about $3.50.  a.k.a. (the munchies)  

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

the medium is the message

L.S.H. 
(legend of sleepy hollow)

                   I do find reading the story much more interesting then watching the movie. When reading, your mind has to make up all the imagery. This causes you to be really creative with how you depict everything and how you can put together the story. Although I will for ever love the visual aspect of movies, it is always good to read a story here and there and challenge your mind to printing a picture with the words you collect from reading.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Vocab # 10

Pedagogue- a teacher.
Cavernous- like a cavern in size, shape, and atmosphere. 
Coquettish- a flirt. 
Tête-à-tête- a private conversation between two persons.
Suffice- to be enough or adequate. 
Amorous- showing feeling to sexual desire.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

MORE VOCAB !


bosom- space between the breasts/ between mound of land.  
prudently-with common sense
inveterate- a particular act or habit
propensity- natural tendency to behave in a particular way 
repose- exertion/ sleep  
stripling- a young man 
sequester- isolate or hide away
apparition- ghostly figure
purport- appear or claim to be 
imbibed- drunk in
incessant- continuing without pause.
cognomen- a family name
reverie- daydreaming
gambol- run or jump around playfully
spectre- ghost/ phantom
tarry- linger or wonder
[Hessian]-  18 century german solider