Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Senior Project Continued

Aside from Ashley, Megan and I's cupcake revolution, Ashley and I have been discussing another on going project for this class. we pretty much want to raise money by selling our original design shirts and the money will be used to give students a scholarship who wants to make a change by traveling to another state or country to help them in some significant meaningful way. We have all these ideas and what not but we really want to focus on designs for the next couple of days, the faster the better!! more details will be up as soon as possible!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Senior Projects

Ashley Wilburn, Megan Hardisty and I have been really into making or I suppose baking, and just being creative about this... We want to create some kind of blog that we can showcase family recipes, new recipes, cool video tutorials, funny pictures while were baking and all that fun junk. haha Hopefully this is an ongoing thing because it's really fun (:

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In Class Essay: Desire

*How poetic devices help to convey the speaker's complex attitude toward desire

-Lines 1-4 says how desire is evil, a bad thing to have but it also can play an important role as a motivator
-The narrator states that people finally realize that desire is bad when they are rock bottom
-Rhyming, fluid tempo, slow, regretful, sorrow? not really but somewhat dark/sad

     Desire, wanting something causing you to act differently in order to attain it. Most people all have desires, whether it is small or something large, it's something quite inevitable. In the peom Thou Blind Man's Mark by Sir Phillip Sidney, he expresses the misfortunes of desire through his tone, mood, rhyming patterns, syntax and diction.
     The poem starts with the ideas that desire is evil, up to no good. Although at first it may play a role to you as a motivation, soon desire will lead to more desire, causing you to become greedy and in the process, hurting others in order to get what you want.
     At first, I felt as if the repetitive rhyming scheme seemed to take the seriousness and the mood of the poem, but the more you read it and understand the context, you start to understand that the rhyming plays a role to maintain the connection of desire and the nagative outcomes forplaying. The poem has a fluid tempo which helps ellaborate the point across, making it easier to read. The mood, tone, syntax and diction used by the author helps convey the exact emotion and thought of the author about the subject of desire.
     It is clear that desire seems to be the downfall of most people yet we cannot stop the feeling of wanting something, because of course that is what keeps us going. The authors uses of the poetic devices such as the rhyming, and the use of specific negative words, illustrates a gloomy aura for the poem as a whole making it obvious of the distaste desire brings.

Poetry Essay: The More Loving One by W.H. Auden

-The tone is very delicate but still very strong in meaning
-Be the man not the beast
-If two people cannot love equally, the narrator would rather be the one who loves more than the one to be loved more.
-the narrator seems to be the bigger or the better person compared to many people, he is very sincere and honest with his feelings.

     We often go through our lives hoping to find that one special person that is will love you back equally and provide you what you need. Although we desire so much, in reality, there will always be one side that cares and puts more effort than the other, that's the whole concept of individuality, right? In this peom, The More Loving One by W.H. Auden portrays the feeling and thoughts of a person who would rather be the better and make the best of everything he has.
      In the first stanza, Auden draws out a person who would choose to be a man and not a beast who takes all he hads for granted just to achieve what he wants most. People are made to want more, to be motivated but often times it leads to being greedy, wanting more than what you are able to give back. But of course, that's what most people want, to be loved and to do less but attain more. Others can care less in all honesty what happens to you, in the end the majority will save themselves before they even think about saving and helping others.
    The peom itself is endearing and pushes the feelings of the auudience to be the more loving one, even if that means loving more and being loved less, even if it means the outcome isn't always what you want, because by doing this, in the end you will be a greater being and you will feel that much better about yourself. Throughout the poem, Auden uses stars and the elements of the sky to express the being of a person and how they feel and act.
    Throughout the peom, Auden uses his tone and diction to portray the figure of a person who strives to be the better and the "more loving one". His aura as the narrator is both touching and inspirational even in a short four stanza poem.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


The More Loving One by W.H. Auden

The More Loving One- That there's always someone that has more feelings for a person than that person feels about them.

In the first stanza, Auden starts by stating that people will have the choice to be a man or a beast, and that they will have that choice no matter what the people and things around them say or do. The second stanza states that the narrator would prefer to be the more loving one if there cannot be equal feelings. The third stanza pretty much says that it would be the other person's loss if they do not see what feelings and love the narrator has to offer. Finally, in the last stanza, Auden says that everything dies or disappears, and that although it is inevitable, it will always be hard to deal with.

Stars- any heavenly body, except the moon, but in the peom's case I believe it symbolizes a person.

The attitude of this poem is solemn and gentle. It seems so sympathetic, fragile almost but at the same time it is stating a feeling or thought that's so strong.

After the third stanza, there seems to be a shift where the narrator goes from being positive, and happy to sorrow of losing the people he cares around them. In the first three stanzas Auden writes about wanting to be the better person, wanting to be the one loving rather than being loved but then in the last stanza the narrator becomes sad, stating that although times pass, it'll always be hard to lose someone in your life.

Title revisit:
The title seems more meaningful, meaning that the narrator would want to be the better person, the one to give love and make someone happy, avoid the chances of becoming some beast who doesn't love back.

The theme of this peom is that often times the amount of feelings given and received are not equal but it is always better to be the one who loves more because you will always make someone happy which should make you happy as well.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Analysis of Macbeth Test Performance

I felt like I did pretty good. Some of the multiple choice confused me and 15 seconds for every question was barely enough to read through the choices of answer so it was hard to decide on a answer or remember which letter was which. By the time I looked at the question and read the first two choices it seemed as if the screen was already scrolling, there was absolutely no time to look down at your paper or even have a second thought. The essay, was much easier in a sense that we had more time to answer one prompt. The prompt itself was very easy to reflect on as long as you read the required materials and understood the meaning of the literary work that the author was trying to put across. I think I did fairly well on the essay, much better than the multiple choice, that's for sure.

Seventh Reading

What Would You Fight For? by DH Lawreance

I am not sure I would always fight for my life.
Life might not be worth fighting for.

I am not sure I would always fight for my wife.
A wife isn't always worth fighting for.

Nor my children, nor my country, nor my fellow-men.
It all deprnds whether I found them worth fighting for.

The only thing men invariably fight for
Is their money.  But I doubt if I'd fight for mine, anyhow
not to shed a lot of blood over it.

Yet one thing I do fight for, tooth and nail, all the time.
And that is my bit of inward peace, where I am at one
with myself.

And I must say, I am often worsted.

As I read this poem over and over, I thought I started to understand more and more of what the poem was telling me... But then I would always get stuck at the last to stanzas. I kept asking myself what's so significant about a tooth and nail? What's so great about them that it's the one thing worth fighting for? Isn't the whole point of fighting to have a meaning? Or even a betteroutcome? Reading it over and over did not help me what so ever in this case, I had to look up what it meant.