Evening in Paradise

In Literature we started reading and analysing this new poem by John Milton: “Evening in Paradise”.

 

All together we discussed it in class and produced this presentation with some notes on what we understood and interpretated from Milton’s work.

 

Task 1

An analogy is a comparison between things that have similar features, often used to help explain an idea. In the first 12 lines the author uses an analogy with the terms night and Paradise. He describes the night as beautiful, peaceful, used to rest/sleep and as the best way to end the day. This can be also applied to Paradise and, instead of being a good way to end the day, it can be a good way to end life.

Task 2

In lines 1-12 there are 3 semantic fields: 1 connected to nature (“beast”, “bird”, “grassy”, “nests”, “nightingale”), another to jewels (“Saphirs”, “Hesperus”, “brightest”, “majesty”), and the third one contrasting day (“bird”, “wakeful”, “light”) and night (“evening”, “dark”, “silence”, “twighlight”, “nightingale”, “Moon”).

Task 3

In the poem we can find analogy, oxymoron and personification. Analogy appears comparing the evening to Paradise/Heaven. Throughout the poem, words related to the night are mentioned that make readers identify instantly those words belonging to the same semantic field, as they are repeated many times. Oxymoron is, for example “wakeful nightingale”. These words are contrasting since wakeful refers to the early morning, when we wake up, whereas nightingale is a bird that sings and appears at night. Last, personification is also present in Milton’s work by giving “silence” human characteristics. “Silence was now pleased” is an example of how this word is utilised as someone who has feelings, as it feels gratified. These literary devices call the readers’ attention and make them give them importance.

Task 4

The scene portrayed in the stanza is a peaceful natural scene, but also could be seen as a funeral one. This is beacuse both peacefullness and a funeral share the characteristic of stillness, restful mood and silent atmosphere that are depicted in the poem.

Task 5

Specific words or phrases related to day/night/rest/sleep: “daily work”, “morning”, “light”, “labour”, “risen”; “night”, “noon”, “repose”, “eyelids”, “unactive”, “slumbrous”.

Biomolecules chart

In Biology, in the past few classes, we`ve been studying and learning about some of the most important biomolecules: carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. Then, we had to confiscate a chart comparing these 3. I worked with Juan Lutowicz.

 

Carbohydrates Proteins Lipids
Chemical elements carbon, hydrogen and oxygen (CHO) Carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen (CHON) carbon, hydrogen and oxygen (CHO)
Bonds Glycosidic (covalent bond formed between a saccharide and another compound from the hydroxyl group) Peptide (bond formed in a condensation between the amino group of one amino acid and the carboxyl group of another) Ester (covalent bond between a fatty acid and a glycerol formed during a condensation reaction in which one of the hydroxyl group on glycerol and one hydrogen from the carboxyl group on a fatty acid are liberated as a water molecule)
Components Monosaccharides/simple sugars, disaccharides and oligosaccharides Aminoacids Fatty acids+glycerol
Chemical tests Test for (Reducing) Simple Sugars (Monosaccharides): adding Benedict’s Solution to a food and heating it.If reducing sugars are present, it turns into an orange-brown colour.

Test for starch: adding Iodine Solution to a food sample.If starch is present, a blue-black color is obtained.

Biuret Solution: adding this solution to a food sample. If proteins are present, the solution will turn from light blue to purple. Ethanol/Alcohol test: If there are no lipids present, it will form small droplets and disperse throughout the solution. A positive result will see the lipid layer sitting on top of the water layer and will have a red-orange color.
Solubility in water Solubles (except oligosaccharides: insolubles) Some are soluble (ex: haemoglobin), some are insoluble (ex: keratin) Insoluble
Molecule examples Glucose (monosaccharide)

Sucrose (disaccharide)

Starch (oligosaccharide)

Lactase Coconut oil
Functions Needed for energy to respire Used for making new cells, antibodies, haemoglobin and also used for energy Used to release and store energy (as insulators)
Sources Pasta, bread, cereals Egg white, meat, fish, chicken, beans Cheese, butter, nuts, avocado

Connectors

In the subject of Language & Literature we have been learning many different linking words. After revising the theory and doing some exercises in the booklet, we split into groups and each made a poster of a group of connectors. Pancho and I worked on the contrast connectors.

Then, we had to prepare some exercises for other students to complete with these words.

  1. _________ the danger he appeared relaxed. 
  2. I absolutely must see him. __________ it is very painful for me to do so. 
  3. It was an old song. __________ it was a favorite when they performed it.
  4. She tried to remain cheerful __________  she had failed the test. 
  5. His perspective was unique, ____________ that of anyone else she’d ever met. 
  6. She objected at first, ___________ finally submitted.
  7.  _________ phone numbers are often unlisted and guarded, e-mail addresses are frequently public.
  8.  __________ the odds are remote, this could certainly happen. 
  9. It would just take several hours ___________ to a few minutes.
  10. __________ her decision not to, she glanced out the window. 

 

In addition to this, we designed a word cloud with all the linking words we learnt. This is ours.

 

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“Mio Cid”

Hoy en la clase de Literatura, con Carol Silva, leímos fragmentos de “Mio Cid” que pertenece a la literatura Española y referencia a su unificación, sus luchas y sus valores. En grupos, fuimos leyendo estos relatos y explicando los hechos, y, a la vez, eligiendo algunos valores transmitidos en esos textos. Yo trabajé con Pancho y leímos y analizamos el 1er relato. Luego de compartir todos los fragmentos y entender mejor la historia, tuvimos que conformar un texto (dibujo, collage, obra, ensayo, carta, etc) que contuviera todos estos valores que encontramos. Este es mi dibujo del héroe Mio Cid.