Skinny Love

Skinny love

 

Come on skinny love just last the year
Pour a little salt we were never here
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer
I tell my love to wreck it all
Cut out all the ropes and let me fall
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Right in the moment this order’s tall
I told you to be patient
I told you to be fine
I told you to be balanced
I told you to be kind
In the morning I’ll be with you
But it will be a different “kind”
I’ll be holding all the tickets
And you’ll be owning all the fines
Come on skinny love what happened here
Suckle on the hope in lite brassiere
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Sullen load is full; so slow on the split
I told you to be patient
I told you to be fine
I told you to be balanced
I told you to be kind
Now all your love is wasted?
Then who the hell was I?
Now I’m breaking at the britches
And at the end of all your lines
Who will love you?
Who will fight?
Who will fall far behind?
Come on skinny love
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my

Justin Vernon wrote this song while living in a cabin in the snow. He isolated himself from his life and put his ideas into songs.
This song is about a phase in his life in which he was in a relationship that was stuck due to the mistakes that his lover made.
The author personalizes the love and he describes it as “skinny”,because the selfish love of his girlfriend didn’t nourish that relationship. This metaphor is a very graphic image.

Healing

 

Evening in Paradise

 

 

-What kind of writer was he? Explain.

John Milton was born the 9th of December of 1608 and he died in the 18th of November of 1674.  He was a prestigious writer, and he wrote Paradise in Heaven, a well known poem that I will analyse below. He wrote metaphysical poems about religion and politics. In his writings he reflected deep personal convictions.

 

-He wrote Paradise Lost. What is it about?

Paradise lost is a very notable epic poem. This poem explains how Satan tempted Adam and Eve and how they were expulsed from the Garden of Eden. To express this, he uses a more complex language and many metaphors that lead to other detours from the main theme.

 

-Now, read the poem and say what you understand from it using your own words. (work on vocabulary)

Now came still Evening on, and Twilight gray

Had in her sober livery all things clad;

Silence accompanied; for beast and bird,

They to their grassy couch, these to their nests

Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale.

She all night longer her amorous descant sung:

Silence was now pleased. Now glowed the firmament

With living Saphirs; Hesperus, that led

The starry host, rode brightest, till the Moon,

Rising in clouded majesty, at length

Apparent queen, unveiled her peerless light,

And o’er the dark her silver mantle threw;

When Adam thus to Eve: “Fair consort, the hour

Of night, and all things now retired to rest

Mind us of like repose; since God hath set

Labour and rest, as day and night, to men

Successive, and the timely dew of sleep,

Now falling with soft slumberous weight, inclines

Our eye-lids. Other creatures all day long

Rove idle, unemployed, and less need rest;

Man hath his daily work of body or mind

Appointed, which declares his dignity,

And the regard of Heaven on all his ways;

While other animals unactive range,

And of their doings God takes no account.

Tomorrow, ere fresh morning streak the east

With first approach of light, we must be risen,

And at our pleasant labour, to reform

Yon flowery arbours, yonder alleys green,

Our walk at noon, with branches overgrown,

That mock our scant manuring, and require

More hands than ours to lop their wanton growth.

Those blossoms also, and those dropping gums,

That lie bestrown, unsightly and unsmooth,

Ask riddance, if we mean to tread with ease.

Glossary

 

sober livery – plain clothes;

clad – dressed up in;

slunk – crept quietly;

descant – melody sung above another song;

firmament – heaven;

Saphirs – sapphires;

Hesperus – another name for Venus (the planet);

repose – a state of rest.

 

This extract shows the expel of Adam and Eve from paradise and parallel, it shows the relation between Satan and God.

The author shows how divine the night and the day is. He shows the night as something peaceful and calm. He also reflects what people thought of work in his phase of history. He says that the day needs to be availed to work, because God takes that into account.

The detour that I previously talked about is this way of enjoying and appreciating life, that it is complemented with the paradise that the author talks about.

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The sky represents the “heaven” that the author talks about. It represents the paradise that Adam and Eve lost, and it also shows the reward that workers had after working throughout their life.

 

Man hath his daily work of body or mind

Appointed, which declares his dignity,”

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This picture shows the other peaceful and silent moment in our lives: sleep. He reflects sleep as it was paradise, a paradise that lasts some hours per day.

Silence was now pleased”

Marie Antoinette film

1- Marie Antoinette is sometimes referred to as “The Teenage Queen”. What attitudes in the movie can show that?

She has a very inmature personality. She does not obey the rules, she cheats in King Louis XVI and she is asists to many parties and drinks like a teenanger. She does not behave like a queen.

2- After her first child is born she shows many changes in her attitude and lifestyle. How? Provide examples. Why do you think that happens?

When her first child was born she moved to the farm to teach many things of nature to her daughter. This shows a big change with maturity, but on the other hand she still goes to parties. It is as if she wants to give values to her daughter and to act as a grown up, but there is something in her personality that doesnt let her do it.

3- Some historians have often suggested that Marie Antoinette’s behaviour helped encourage agitation in the people at the beginning of the Revolution. Can you find any instances in the movie that confirm or deny this claim?

It was because she was always spending a lot of money in unnecessary things like jewelry, clothing, etc. There were many people suffering for hunger and she acted like nothing happened.

4- Towards the end of the movie, we see a more mature woman. How does she show she has somehow stopped being “The Teenage Queen”?

She starts to be more mature when her family is at risk due to the attack of Versailles. This is shown when she decides to disobey what her husband said, to leave with their sons.

This is very mature because she wants to stay by his side and support him.

Last history virtual period

Our teacher, Julia, asked us to do some research on the development of the railway network in Argentina (as influenced by the English) in the 1800.

Argentina had a foreign policy with Britain during the National Organization in which Argentina sold raw materials and animal breeding with the investment of Britain in our country in return. This investments included the set up of transport, communication and navigation.

In 1855 local capitals were invested in the Western Rail Company. The first railway line had a path from Parque Station to Flores. The opening of this line was in 1857.

After the inauguratuon of the Western Railway smaller companies opened. This include the Northern Railway of Buenos Aires, the Buenos Aires and Ensenada Railway, the East Argentine Railway or the Buenos Aires to Campana Line.

The investments of Britain were bigger than the locals. This were companies like the Central Argentine Railway Ltd. and the Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway Co. Ltd. The other railways were now consumed by the ones owned by Britain.

This services that Britain invested on Argentina, were very favorable to the country because the return consisted in loans with low interests. In 1948 Juan Domingo Perón, the president of Argentina, decided to nationalize the services and the country itself. He didn’t want to depend on the other countries any more, so he decided to buy everything. This didn’t only harm the economy of the country, but it also affected on the quality of the rail service.

To conclude, Britain was a big help for Argentina. This investment was a very big help because without it the transport in that moment would have been more difficult. Historians and local people analyse that this foreign policy was not convenient for Argentina, but in the end the setting up of the important services were an stimulate for the country.

Ensayo sobre los cuentos de Juan Rulfo

 

Escribir un ensayo argumentativo en el cual se justifique la relación de los cuentos de El llano en llamas, de Juan Rulfo, con la narrativa característica de los autores del boom latinoamericano.

 

El boom latinoamericano fue un fenómeno literario que surgió entre los años 1960 y 1970, en el cual autores latinoamericanos considerablemente jóvenes llegaron a compartir sus obras en Europa y en todo el mundo. Juan Rulfo, uno de estos novelistas logró, junto a la narrativa característica de los autores del boom latinoamericano, publicar sus cuentos Nos Han Dado La Tierra y La noche que lo dejaron solo.

 

Uno de los recursos que Rulfo utiliza para poder describir latinoamérica es explotar la naturaleza para poder describir los alrededores latinoamericanos pero de una forma muy vívida. Esto muestra la cercanía y el conocimiento sobre la tierra en la que él vive y donde pertenece. En La noche que lo dejaron solo el habla de  de “arroyos secos” y de los climas muy particulares que poseen las sierras latinoamericanas. Para describir esto, él compara el “sudor” convirtiéndose en “agua fría”. El cambio climático demuestra muy bien las distintas temperaturas del continente.

En Nos han dado la tierra   Rulfo habla de un “camino sin orillas” y usa expresiones como “las palabras se calientan en la boca con el calor de afuera”. Esta metáfora contradice el clima propuesto en el cuento que mencione anteriormente pero presenta un escenario distinto: la llanura. Los cuentos del boom muestran la diversidad de los terrenos y de los climas del continente.

 

Rulfo utiliza, tambien, la política para poder expresar todo lo que ocurre en latinoamérica, como las injusticias, la corrupción, la violencia. En La noche que lo dejaron solo el lector puede interpretar que hay una guerra civil, ya que se dice que “hay que evitar las vigias” y tambien utiliza una frase muy poderosa como “no nos pueden agarrar dormidos”. Rulfo hace de estos cuentos muy representativos a la intranquilidad que se vive en latinoamérica. En Nos han dado la tierra el refuerza esta teoría de la violencia “Lo matan a uno sin avisarle…”. También muestra a un gobierno que “les da tierra” pero que al mismo tiempo, por lo que entendemos, fueron desalojados de sus propias tierras para unas en las que no pueden ni siquiera cultivar. Esta injusticia social que proviene del gobierno afecta, sin dudas, a todos.

 

Por último, se destaca mucho la sociedad de latinoamérica, la gente. Rulfo muestra a una población humilde, nada ostentosa que se forma por la mala economía que presenta latinoamérica

 

que es un gran factor que afecta la vida del latinoamericano. Rulfo muestra a una población humilde, nada ostentosa. En Nos han dado la tierra  muestra a un pueblo que carga con las pocas cosas que tiene, y que lleva consigo cosas con poco valor económico, como una gallina. “Nosotros paramos la jeta” es una cita que muestra la valentía del campesino y que se enfrenta a las injusticias y desigualdades. En La noche que lo dejaron solo muestran a unas personas que van también, sin nada de valor, solo con “muchas armas” para poder enfrentar nuevamente al gobierno.

 

En conclusión, Rulfo logró formar parte de este boom que translado novelas latinoamericanas a todo el mundo, logrando reconocimientos y traducciones. Rulfo logró juntar las características previamente analizadas en los párrafos anteriores para llegar a conseguir estas obras que formaron parte de este fenómeno literario.

I Find No Peace: poem analysis

I Find no Peace BY SIR THOMAS WYATT

I find no peace, and all my war is done.

I fear and hope. I burn and freeze like ice.

I fly above the wind, yet can I not arise;

And nought I have, and all the world I season.

That loseth nor locketh holdeth me in prison

And holdeth me not—yet can I scape no wise—

Nor letteth me live nor die at my device,

And yet of death it giveth me occasion.

Without eyen I see, and without tongue I plain.

I desire to perish, and yet I ask health.

I love another, and thus I hate myself.

I feed me in sorrow and laugh in all my pain;

Likewise displeaseth me both life and death,

And my delight is causer of this strife.

Follow this link to learn about the poet.

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Answers

 

  1. What situation is the speaker reflecting on?

The author is expressing his confessions towards love. He has many feelings, but the one that he shows the most is suffer and discomfort.

  1. What metaphors and similes does he use to express his feelings?

“my war is done”: he uses the world war to show the suffering and the effort that he has made

“I burn and freeze like ice”: this is a metaphor and a simile also. He uses two opposite states to represent his confusion.

 

  1. How many separate paradoxes are in the poem?

There are 10 paradoxes.

 

  1. What is the cumulative effect of so many paradoxes?

The paradoxes show how love awakens confusion. The voice reflects how he feels and he shows how he feels for it. Wyatt is in love, but he suffers for it. This contradictions are present in every paradox.

 

  1.  What is the general topic of the paradoxes in lines 1-4?

The general topic is confusion and mixture of feelings. He feels many things and those internal changes are caused by love.

 

  1.  What is the general topic of the paradoxes in lines 5-8?

The general topic is imprisonment. He can not escape from what he feels, but there is nobody incarcerating him.

 

  1. Why does the speaker in line 11 declare that hating himself is the consequence of loving another?

At the beginning of the poem he expressed the suffer that he was feeling towards that passionate love. His idea in this lines is that loving somebody else involves hurting yourself, spending more time on the other person than for your own, and risking. This is damaging your soul and hating yourself.

 

  1. Why is it ironic that his “delight” is the “causer of this strife”?

Because “delight” is what causes pleasure and joy. We are not supposed to suffer and agonize towards delight. This shows what the voice thinks and lives love. He does not enjoy this delight, he is hurt by it.

 

9.To what extent do you think the paradoxes are an accurate expression of the feelings of a person in love, particularly in light of the fact that in the 16th century the completely free and unchaperoned meetings of lovers were not easily arranged?

I think that love produces confusion. Paradoxes show contradictory statements, and in this case shows two very different feelings. Love is not something clear and certain, so paradoxes are present

In the 16th century, loving two women was even more difficult. This could not be even considered, and this paradoxes perfectly portray this suffering and misgiving that he was feeling.

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  1. To what extent do the paradoxes capture the agonies of the speaker?       Paradoxes capture the agonies of the speaker in a perfect way. It is very clear the feeling of frustration that he had in his inside. He has a mixture of feelings that have nothing to do and paradoxes portray this turmoil in his life.

La debilidad de la mujer

A lo largo de la historia la mujer fue vista de distinta manera que el hombre. La discriminación a ella tuvo lugar en sociedades machistas que le impidieron tener los mismos derechos por la naturaleza de su sexo. Las cualidades y capacidades de la mujer fueron menospreciadas durante mucho tiempo, y por más que aparecieron varios avances en el proceso de la igualdad, en comparación a otros tiempos, esta discriminación sigue estando en pie.

Muchas personas se cuestionan por qué las mujeres no tienen el derecho a hacer las mismas cosas que los hombres, y otras directamente deciden ver todo con un foco machista. Hasta hace un par de años las mujeres no podían trabajar y simplemente se tenían que hacer cargo de los hijos, tenían que coser, limpiar, cocinar, y otras cosas. Ellas eran vistas como simples amas de casa y no tenían derecho para estudiar. Las mujeres no eran vistas como personas “capaces” para hacer labores similares o iguales a los hombres ya que la gente no creía que ellas podían tener el potencial suficiente; esto era desde la “falta de inteligencia” hasta la “falta de fuerza”, dentro de otras cuestiones.

El estereotipo de la mujer que casi toda persona especula limita mucho a la mujer. Durante mucho tiempo la mujer nacio pensando que no debia hacer más que tareas domésticas y lo más importante, ella debía buscar compañía. Una mujer sin un hombre era considerada como una persona perdida, ya que las mujeres se veian muy débiles para vivir en libertad. La mujer es limitada a poder desarrollarse libremente y a animarse a hacer cosas ya que desde niña se le inculca esa inseguridad que la frena a llegar a hacer lo que hace el hombre. ¿Cómo una mujer iba a aspirar a ser escritora si sabia desde que nacia que eso seria romper las reglas? Por mas que las cosas hayan evolucionado y ahora una mujer pueda vivir sola por el simple echo de tener mas derechos y poder tener un trabajo o una familia sin necesariamente tener la compañia de un hombre, el sexo femenino siempre va a vivir con la idea de que debe apropiar las cualidades de los hombres y renunciar a sus virtudes.

La mujer puede verse con una imagen de fortaleza en los tiempos de ahora, ya que la mayoría lucha por la igualdad. La mayor parte de las mujeres actuales no serían capaces de dejar que la pasen por encima pensando que ella es menos que el hombre. No dejarían jamás sus sueños atrás por verse “débil” ante otro sexo, no dejarían de votar por creerse incapaz, y tampoco le gustaría depender completamente del hombre.

Desde el comienzo de la historia a la mujer se la asocia, habitualmente, con la sensibilidad y la dramatización que termina desembocando en llanto. Por más que el llanto sea por causa de la expresión y no por otra cosa, esta es vista como debilidad. La gente actualmente sigue cegada con los prejuicios de la debilidad que se impusieron en siglos pasados. El llanto no está visto como algo sano en los hombres, ya que ellos “no deben llorar”, porque son ellos quienes se hacen cargo de las cosas duras y difíciles, porque son los únicos capaces de hacerlo. La mujer no se veía capaz de cumplir las tareas que impliquen esfuerzo porque se las asociaba con la sensibilidad.

La mujer y el hombre son distintos, así como lo son todas las personas. Por más que estemos compuestos por casi todo lo mismo todos sentimos, asimilamos y reaccionamos distinto ante algunas situaciones. No hay nada que pueda probar a la mujer como algo débil ya que fue ella la que enfrentó todo tipo de prejuicio y limitación. Ninguna persona debe nacer pensando en lo que no puede hacer porque la debilidad que crean en las personas es esa que las fortalece.