Category Archives: Inglés

The Fall of the House of Usher

Today our Literature teacher, Pato Chujman, gave as an exercise about the book we read in class, “The Fall of the House of Usher”. The last exercise was optional and it consisted on finding an image which represented a quote from the story.

Quote: “The radiance was that one of the full, setting, and blood-red moon which now shone vividly through that once barely-discernible fissure…”

This drawing shows the moon appearing through the fissure of the House, the fissure is exaggerated, which in Literary Devices means Hyperbole, but I think it shows very good what the author describe.

Comparison Chart of Monocots And Dicots

Today on our Biology class we saw the differences between Monocots and Dicots, then we made a chart showing the differences using the information on our books and a presentation showed in class. Down here is the chart we made.

Features

Monocot

Dicot

Number of flower plants

3 or multiples

4 or 5

Roots

Branching Root System Fibrous roots

Tap Root System Long main root

Veins

Parallel

Net-like, branching

Shape of leaves

No Petiole
Straped shape/narrow

Have a petiole broad

Number of cots

1

2

Characteristics of Kingdom Animals (Phylum Invertebrates – Group Arthropods)

Today in our Biology class we followed the instructions of our teacher and we complete the table below with the information of our books from pages 11 and 12. Down here is the link to the chart we made.

Class

Habitat

Legs

Wings

Antennae

Body % into

Insects

Land living

3 pairs

2 Pairs

1 Pair

Head, thorax, abdomen

Crustacean s

Wet places

More than 4 pairs

Absent

2 Pairs

Cephaloth and abdomen

Arachnids

Land dwelling

4 pairs

Absent

Absent

Cephaloth and abdomen

Myriapods

Land living

1 pair in each segment

Absent

1 Pair

Many segments

The Fall of the House of Usher

Today our Literature teacher, Pato Chujman, told us to read an article on her blog about the story we were reading in class, The fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe, and to take notes of it. Here is the article and down here my notes of it.

Narrator:

Subjective perceptions, no difference between reality and fantasy, split consciousness, a man of common sense, educated and analytic, speaks in a tone were he seems not to understand Usher, he feels an unnatural presence but he tries to remain thinking about normal causes, this overcomes him at the end.

Roderick Usher:

Educated man who got deteriorated like the House, changed his appearance because of his insanity, incoherent, inconsistent, unstable, insane, excessive nervous agitation, “…The features of a mental disorder…”, unbalanced man trying to maintain an equilibrium in his life.

Madeline Usher:

Twin sister of Roderick, doesn’t speak a word throughout the story, appears a very short time, never appears in the same room as the narrator, fell into catatonic state at narrators’s arrival, she was like a ghost, seems to be completely overcome by mental disorder.

Character summary:

the three characters are unique and very distinct people, although Madeline and Roderick are twins and they are both crazy they are completely different, all of them suffer from insanity but respond differently. Madeline accepts it. Roderick knows he is ill, but struggles to hold his insanity. The narrator slowly contracts the desease, but wants to deny what he is. He escapes from his illness by escaping from the house.

Characteristics of Kingdom Animals (Phyllum Vertebrates)

Today on the Biology class our teacher, Cecilia Adem, asked us to follow her instructions on the whiteboard and post the information on our Blogs. We used the information of pages 9 and 10 from our Biology books. Down here is the chart we made in class by the information of the books.

Biology Chart

Class Skin Gills or Lungs Limbs Eggs Ears
Fish

(Cold blooded)

Scaly Skin Have Gills Have Fins Eggs laid in water Absent but lateral line senses vibration
Amphibia

(Cold blooded)

Scale-Less Skin The larva has gills, the adult has lungs Have legs Eggs laid in water, larva lives in water Visible Ear, present inside the head
Reptiles

(Cold blooded)

Scaly Skin Have Lungs Most reptiles have limbs, others don’t Lay eggs on land with rubbery shells, then they get harder, waterproof Don’t have very visible ears, very small
Birds

(Warm blooded)

Body covered with feathers Have Lungs Wings (forelimbs), 1 pair of legs Lay eggs with hard shells Have eardrums
Mammals

(Warm blooded)

Body has hair Lungs 2 pairs No eggs Present, Ear pinnae present

 

Literary Devices

The Literature teacher, Pato Chujman, asked us to play Literary Devices games on her blog, to choose one of them and to look for a YouTube video about the Literary Devices.

Click here to see the Game.

Here is the video I chose:

I chose this video because it was more entertaining than others and that kept you paying attention to it. It gave good examples using movie scenes and that made it more interesting. The man on the video explained very good many Literary Devices and the video was very complete. The video was friendly and you can learn many Literary Devices by watching it.