Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A warrior's cry against child marriage

1. This video is about Memory Banda and the difference she made by making changes and working with community leaders to issue a bylaw that no girl should be forced to marry before turning 18.

2. She is trying to change her culture and make it so no other girls have to be sent to initiation camp to become either pregnant or married. she wants to create a new law to protect the women of her country.

3. She is creative and successful while doing this. She changed the law from 15 to 18 and as helped many women get out of forced marriages so they could marry the man they wanted.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Song 7

The speakers "poet's vanity" has died, meaning her words and writing has been destroyed because she has found god and cannot write better than him.
She wants to get closer to god and his wisdom.
She's trying to be a minimalist and obtain the things of necessity.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Because could not stop for death

While in the carriage they pass the school where children played, the field of grass and the sunset. The house is a burial house, the cornice of the roof is on the ground and the house is her grave. That is why it is the burial house and why it is swelling from the ground. She is talking about her dying and that she is okay with it.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sonnet 73

He can see the fire in him, the twilight of day, and the ashes of youth

The speaker understands how the beloved views his age.
 I think that every time there is a comma it should be a new line. You are already supposed to take a breath at a comma so it would make the most sense to just make a new line.

Monday, November 14, 2016

social media vs. college

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I believe that social media and school should be separated, kind of like separation of church and state. On social media, many people state their beliefs and thoughts, and schools should not decide on someone's opinions and thoughts. They should be more focused on their grades, test scores, and extracurricular activities.  I do agree with the saying "sometimes kids are worried more about being a character than having character." I feel like many people do and say things to get attention or get the room filled with more energy. I feel like high school isn't doing much with social media to get us ready for adulthood and college. If they wanted to help prepare us they should be having high school coaches looking at the athlete's social media before allowing them to be on the team.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Loveliest of Trees

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The speaker goes to see the cherry tree in the spring. I believe this is an elderly man and he goes to see the tree at different times of the year just to try and bring back the memories in case he doesn't make it to spring to see the blooms again.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Junie B Jones and the stupid smelly bus

This was the very first junie b jones book i read and i  instantly wanted to read all of the other ones. She is forced to ride the bus with a smelly bus driver and mean kids. I was drawn to this book because i hated riding the bus as a kid and i didn't like anyone on the bus with me. This has became a long term memory because it was the first chapter book i ever read and i loved it. Once she is stuck riding the bus she realizes its not that bad and there's no need to be so upset about it.