Monday, January 9, 2017

TED Talk

The TED talk I chose was "A Promising Test for Pancreatic Cancer." This is about a teenager who has lost someone close to him from Pancreatic Cancer. He then decides to go through 8,000 proteins to see which one could be a biomarker for pancreatic cancer. This teen is trying to find a solution to find a cure for pancreatic cancer. One thing that he is limited to is the help of professors, he had sent out 200 emails asking for help and he had gotten 199 rejections. Another thing he is limited to is all the amount of proteins and molecules there is. This clip shows creativity in other areas of life because, it shows if you really care about something, you will do anything to solve or look for a better way to solve the problem.
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Because I Could Not Stop for Death

The speaker passes three things while in the carriage, which are a school where children play, fields of grains, and the setting sun. The house they stopped in front of looks like it's coming out of the ground, the roof was hardly visible, and there was no walls to the house. The house could be described as a house that is abandoned and not upkept. For example in the fourth stanza it says that "the roof was scarcely visible," which means that the roof is not stable.
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Sonnet 73

The three things the author says that can been seen in him are the twilight of such day, death's second self, Death-bed. When the author says that he can be seen in the twilight of such day, this means that people can see the light in him. When he says that he can be seen in as death's second self (the opposite of light) which is another meaning for night. The author could also be seen as someone who is dark and doesn't want to be bothered. The author also could be seen as a death bed because he is saying that people lay their troubles or accomplishments on him, which either satisfies him or tears him apart. The last two lines mean that if you love great enough it will stick with you forever. If I were to break apart the poem apart into 4 pieces it would split it apart in between line 4 & 5, 8 & 9, then 12 & 13.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Ozymandias Poem

The poem as a whole the phrase "a heart that fed" refers to the sculpture "fed" his emotions to the sculpture he was creating. He sculpted what he was feeling, which made him feel happy. I think that the message behind this poem is whatever you do in your life will have an impact on you. For example the quote
                                         "half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
                                          And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,"

 the sculptor looked like it was angry. This shows us that if you stay angry your life, that will eventually become your new attitude, and you will continue to live in anger. Ozymandias could be described as the King over everything in that land where the sand stretches far away. He could also be described as lonely, he could be described as this because the quote says that the king sees bare and lands stretch far, this means that he doesn't want to see the good in anything, only the bad. The king's glass is always half empty.
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Social Media

I think that it is a good idea to look over students social media. I think that this is important because you are able to identify how the real person acts. If your social media is inappropriate then colleges will not want to deal with that and they wouldn't want to enroll you in the college. But if your social media is appropriate then you have a better chance of entering that college. I do agree with the statement of 'sometimes kids are worried more about being a character than having character.' I agree with it because kids want to be liked and accepted by their peers rather than be themselves. If you always act like the people around you that may not be the best thing. Colleges want people who have their own character. I think that highschool is preparing us for the future because some classes encourage us to do team work, which will help us with our communication skills in our careers. High school classes teaches us everything we could possibly need to know for our future. Ever since we were little, school has been preparing us for the future.Image result for social media apps

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Loveliest of Trees

The author sees the cherry tree in the winter because at the end of the poem the author says the cherry tree is hung in the snow. The author decided to go to the woodlands to see the tree because this moment will never happen again. For example, in the second stanza it says, "Now, of my threescore years and ten, twenty will not come again." This example shows how twenty will never come again, it's only a one time deal. The author may be described as someone who is very visual and pays attention to detail, and doesn't take things for granted.
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Monday, October 31, 2016

My control Over Life

       I can have a lot of control in life. The things I have control in life is the way I choose to spend my money. I can control this because when I get paid, I can choose if I want to save my money or if I want to spend it. I can also control how I act. If something is stressful I can decide to be happy and make things better or I could be angry and make the situation worse. I can also chose to make good decisions. This is a big factor that can really make my life easier. If I was in a situation that I knew was wrong I can back away from it and make another decision. In about year I will be in more control of my life. I will be out of highschool. For example, I can choose what school I want to go to. I will also either chose to keep living with my parents or I can chose to live on campus at the college of my choice. I will also have control of what major I will want to pursue in college, for a career in the future
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