Assignment #7- Emily Dickinson

ENGLISH PROJECT

Assignment #7- Emily Dickinson

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Emily Dickinson Project

"A Bird came down the Walk" - By:Emily Dickinson
A Bird came down the Walk—
He did not know I saw—
He bit an Angleworm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw,

And then he drank a Dew
From a convenient Grass—
And then hopped sidewise to the Wall
To let a Beetle pass—

He glanced with rapid eyes
That hurried all around—
They looked like frightened Beads, I thought—
He stirred his Velvet Head

Like one in danger, Cautious,
I offered him a Crumb
And he unrolled his feathers
And rowed him softer home—

Than Oars divide the Ocean,
Too silver for a seam—
Or Butterflies, off Banks of Noon
Leap, plashless as they swim.

Who was Emily Dickinson?

Emily Dickinson was a very well known poet. She was very shy and secluded. She was socially challenged. That alone led her to write poems. Most of her poems were very powerful. She is remembered for her unique poetry. Her intent was not for her poetry to become famous.

Poem Details: ABCB Rhyme Scheme,uses iambic trimeter with occasional four-syllable lines, and rhythmically breaks up the meter.

                                            

Visual Representation: The poem is about a bird.

             

Lyre Bird

The Lyre Bird is pretty neat how it can imitate basically any sound that it hears. That would mean that it has to be pretty smart too. As for the effect of civilization on the bird: As civilization grows, so does the birds intelligence because it learns more and more sounds. If civilization didn’t vary as much as it does, people might not be as drawn to the bird as they are. Supposedly, they can mimic anything from chain saws to car alarms to human voices, etc. I think civilization underestimates the knowledge of some species other than humans.

Assignment 3- The Crucible

Part One:

Temptation comes in front of almost every obstacle you encounter in your life. There are always the questions you have to ask yourself before doing or not doing something. The Salem Witchcraft Trials were a clear image of this. These innocent people had to either lie by saying they did commit witchcraft when they did not to cheat death and be forgiven in God’s eyes(really in the Courts’ eyes) for something they and He knows they did not do, or tell the truth by telling the Court they DID NOT commit witchcraft and be hanged anyways. This decision of the accused person would be a very difficult one to make. I think I would choose to tell the Court I DID NOT commit any witchcraft because I would rather be right in God’s eyes over the Court’s any day.

Part Two:

Obviously, this is a witch portrayed in our time. Salem witches and “halloween” witches differ alot. This witch has bloodshot eyes, stringy gray hair, and a big nose with a mole on it. They Salem witches just looked like ordinary people. I think they portrayal of witches has evolved because of the media. The Wizard Of Oz for example… the “bad” witch looks like this one only she is green. I think that old films and shows took the overall personality of a witch and made her appearance match her character.

Assignment #4

The media portrays people to be basically flawless. I think this makes it easy for girls and boys to be self-conscious about themselves. On magazine covers, they always have some girl or boy with perfect hair and skin. They clearly always edit the pictures just like they did in that video. It makes girls want to be flawless like they supposedly are. In movies, when a couple is married, the media typically portrays the couples as either picture perfect or on the verge of divorce. There is never ups and downs like there are in real life relationships. I don’t really think self-imaging is ever okay. Media only showing the images of celebrities wearing a ton of makeup and with all their plastic surgery makes ordinary people feel like they are not up to par with the celebrities. I think most celebrities look better before plastic surgery…like Dolly Parton and Heidi Montag for example.

Ethnicity and Race

This exercise showed me that you really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. When I first clicked on the “sorting people”  page, I thought that that assignment would be really easy. I thought otherwise when I only got 5 right! I think its important to think before you say something in front of someone or about someone because you never know who they are or what they’re background is. People shouldn’t be characterized by the shape of their eyes, their skin tone, how dark or light their hair is, etc. I think the world is somewhat just like highschool, characterized by what you look like, or how you act, not who you really are.

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