Literary Periods – Valentina Re and Lucía Caviglione

Timeline: https://my.visme.co/view/01000dd6-literary-periods

I would say that the three periods I liked the most were the romantic period, the victorian period and the modern period. To begin with, I choose the romantic period as I found interesting the fact that it developed the concepts of nature, imagination an individuality, and I would like to see how the authors tackled them. Moreover, one of the writers of this period is Jane Austen and I would really enjoy reading some of her works. I have never read one of her books, only quotes or small fragments of them.

Furthermore, I also choose the victorian period. Mainly I choose this period because of the development of Aestheticism. I think it would be really interesting to see how they pictured the concept of beauty in society and nature in their writings. Another thing that made me choose this period is the fact that many of the most well-known writers are categorised in it such as Charles Dickens and the Brontë sisters or Oscar Wilde.

Finally I choose the modern period because of two different things. Firstly, I really seek to reading texts that illustrate the Harlem Renaissance and show how black writers made their way through literature. I believe it interesting to see how they used words and images to express the oppression suffered among ages. Also, another thing that led me to choose this period is that Virginia Woolf is a part of it. When we read last year her biography and her story “The lady in the looking glass” I was very intrigued and would really like to read more of her work. Moreover, she dealt with feminism and the role of women which I also find engaging and would love to see how she dealt with this topic in her writings when it wasn’t as commonly discussed as nowadays.

Publicado en 5AC2020, ingles, literature | 1 comentario

Mi literatura

Desde chica que tengo contacto con la literatura. Teniendo una madre que estudio letras y trabaja en una editorial de libros para chicos, estaba muy acostumbrada a leer. Al principio eran libros de pocas palabras o solamente dibujos. Mientras fui creciendo, empece a leer mas cosas. En quinto o sexto grado, no recuerdo bien, elegí yo mi primer libro. El mismo se llama “Caídos del mapa” de María Inés Falconi. Con el paso del tiempo fui leyendo los otros libros de la saga, pero no pude terminarla. Llegue a leer hasta el libro 9, en el cual me aburrí y decidí por dejar de leerla. A partir de ese momento me distancie de la literatura. Leía una oración y ya me aburría, no podía encontrar nada que me entretenga. Ningún libro me divertía, y eso me frustraba mucho. Sin embargo, esto cambio en el verano de segundo año cuando dos amigas me recomendaron una saga que se llama After de Anna Todd. Al principio no le quería dar una oportunidad porque sentía que me iba a pasar lo mismo que antes. El momento que agarre el libro, no lo pude soltar. Pude volver a conectarme con todo eso que tenia antes y que había perdido. Ahí también descubrí, que disfruto mucho mas leer en ingles. Desde ese entonces que siempre estoy leyendo un libro. Me es imposible  elegir un solo libro  como mi preferido, por eso también incluí en el collage el libro Hopeless de Colleen Hoover y la saga A court of thorns and roses de Sarah J Mass. La última, me hizo darme cuenta que también disfruto leer libros de ciencia ficción, genero que nunca había leído antes. Por último puse una foto de una persona leyendo mientras que cae la lluvia por la ventana ya que es algo que disfruto mucho, y trato de hacer siempre que puedo. La verdad es que el sentimiento de encontrar un libro que me gusta y no poder soltarlo, es algo que disfruto un montón, y estoy muy agradecida de poder haberme reencontrado con eso.

Publicado en 5AC2020, castellano, lengua | Deja un comentario

Actividade de português – 16/3

A seguir, explicarei três mudanças pelas quais as mulheres/homens passaram ao longo do tempo:

 

  1. A primeira é que desde o ano 1947 as mulheres podem votar também, no é só um direito para os homens. Eu acredito que esta mudança foi muito importante já que garantizan que elas podem ser escutadas. Não tinham que depender mais do que os homens pensavam. O voto é um direito que corresponde a todos por el hecho de ser personas e era errado as mulheres serem privadas disso.
  2. A segunda sobre a qual vou falar é a mudança que ocorreu no estereótipo das mulheres. Antes, acreditava-se que a mulher deveria ser dona-de-casa e  limitar-se a cuidar dos filhos.. No entanto, esta imagem mudou. As mulheres têm muito mais dependência e liberdade para fazer o que querem, onde querem e com quem querem. Foi um câmbio muito importante já que a visão realizada sobre as mulheres não lhes permitia gozar dos mesmos direitos que os homens.
  3. Por fim, também vou falar sobre uma mudança em relação aos homens. Com o passar do tempo, o homem não era mais visto como a figura da casa ou quem tinha que se encarregar das decisões mais importantes. O homem deveria se envolver em política e sair para o trabalho enquanto a mulher ficava em casa. Não é mais esse o caso, os homens têm a capacidade de cuidar dos filhos e deixam a mulher trabalhar sem ser desaprovada.

 

Publicado en 5AC2020, portugues | Deja un comentario

Literature – Individual Task

In our literature class, before starting to read the play “All my sons” by Arthur Miller, we had to answer some questions individually about responsibility. These are my answers about how responsibility affect your daily life as well as your future:

Questions:

  • How would you define a responsible person?
  • Are you a responsible person? Why or why not? Give examples of people you know in your personal life or in the public domain who are responsible. How do these individuals support your definition?
  • How does one learn to become a responsible person?
    Who are the “teachers” and where do we find them in our lives?
  • Is being responsible a character trait that you value a lot?
    Why or why not?
  • The Golden Rule is “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” What does this statement mean? Can you think of a situation in your own life in which you used this statement as the guiding principle for the action that you took? If “yes,” explain.

Answers:

  1. I define a responsible person as someone who makes an effort, works at his/her best and cares about the action that is performing. Moreover I think that person also will finish all the tasks that has pending. A responsible person is conscious about what is doing and has clear ideas in his/her head. This person, I believe, would be very organized as in order to achieve all the things I have previously mentioned. Finally, I think a responsible person would usually act according to the rules or limitations that he/she has.
  2. I think I am responsible but I don’t know if completely. I think that I do complete my tasks and try not to leave anything pending. I am a very organized, which is extremely helpful most of the times. I mostly do what I have to do in the time that is given for that action. However I don’t think I am always conscious of what I am doing or have clear ideas in my head. I think that a responsible person that I know in my personal life is my mother. She is always working on what she has to do and never leaves stuff pending. I see her as someone who has very clear thoughts in her mind, she always knows what she has/wants to do. Moreover, she is very organized and trustworthy. I would with no doubt trust her with work. 
  3. I think that learning how to be responsible is something that one learns to do by herself. Throughout your life you will have very opportunities in which being responsible is essential such as school and university. In this stages you learn that if you aren’t responsible your work wont turn out the way you wanted to. Moreover you will struggle with dates and handing out work. Furthermore, I think that another way of learning to be responsible by yourself is through mistakes. When you aren’t successful in things you can understand how if you had acted in a more responsible way, such as doing things early or having clear thoughts you could have done it better. On the other hand, their are people in your personal life that can influence you in order for you to realize this earlier. These are your parents and teachers. They try to guide you and remind you of what you have to do. They teach you to do things in the time they are meant to be done.
  4. I think that being responsible is an important characteristic to have. It is extremely helpful in your day to day life. It helps you to work at your best and always remember to perform the tasks that you have pending. Being responsible helps you to be successful at what you are doing which means it will give you an advantage. You will always be able to do better and get further if you are responsible.
  5. This statement mean that you should never do something to others that you don’t want for them to do towards you. When wanting to do something to another person you should first think what would your reaction to that would be, would you enjoy it?, would you be upset?. I think that I have heard this statement many times of my life and with the passing of time began to understand its meaning. I think I usually use it as the guiding of my actions when I fight with a friend. When growing up I learnt that instead of narrowing my mind I should be able to open my mind to other possibilities. Maybe, the other person is right to be wrong, would I have reacted in another way? This statement is very useful and everyone should be able to apply it in their lives.
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The fountain by Duchamp – Is it art? Why?

I believe that it is art. Duchamp was able to prove he had a message, he had an intention, an idea, and an audience. These are one of the most meaningful characteristics of an artwork. If all of them are present, why couldn’t it be considered art? Duchamp was a very well known artist who through his revolutionary ideas was able to change the world of art at that time. To begin with, he had an intention and a message to transmit. His purpose when thinking about using the urinal to do a piece of art, was to critique greed. He wanted to do it in order to affect pompous museum directors and speculative collectors. He wanted to question the notion of what constituted a work of art. Duchamp wanted to prove academics and critics wrong as he thought they weren’t the ones who could judge nor decided what could be or not considered as an artwork. The famous french artist wanted to revolutionise the world of art and think of the artist as the one who could decide what was an artwork or not. With all this, we can clearly see that Duchamp had an intention and a message; he had something that he wanted to share and transmit. 

Moreover, he was able to also include a creative element. We can identify the Fountain as a creative work as Duchamp was able to obtain a clear message and meaning from an object as simple and meaningless as a urinal. I believe that this should be highlighted as it is an important aspect to analyse when thinking if it is art or not. Furthermore, though not at first, Duchamp was able to call people’s attention and gain a massive audience with the passing of time. Despite the fact that his artwork disappeared, a lot of people continued recreating The fountain and famous photographers have material of this artwork too. I consider that this has a lot of importance too, as it shows that the work had an impact on people which is something necessary when considering something art or not.
On the other hand, many people may not consider The fountain as art as it was not something entirely made by Duchamp. However, I think that he made very clear that he had not done it, that what he did was give that object a meaning. That is the main reason why instead of signing it “by Duchamp” he choose to put “from”. This shows also the fact that he was trying to change the perspective society had of art at that time. For all these, I consider The fountain as an artwork. 

Publicado en 4AC2019, art, ingles | 1 comentario

Art work analysis

 

  1. Definition of art by Leonardo da Vinci: “Art is the queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world”.
  2. a. 

I believe that this artwork, by Alex Senna is the one that best matches the definition I choose. In the definition, da vinci is trying to explain how art should be used as a way of communicating knowledge, perceptions of the world by the artists, to other generations. In this one, the artist is clearly trying to leave a message to the people that see it. He is trying to show how he sees society nowadays. Senna is trying to explain how humans are like puppets; they are controlled by several things such as society, the government, or either technology. By showing this, his perception of seeing the society we live in, he is using art to communicate with other generations which will be able to understand the way in which we live today. 

b.

 

3. a. This artwork is made by Cinta Vidal and is a painting. However, its particularity is that the drawing is painted in wood instead of paper, a resource chosen by a lot of artists. This means that it took a lot of time and dedication.  We can see how the work is full of details, either in the houses, the trees, the people. This makes it a very realistic drawing. Moreover, she chose to do all the houses from different angles and make them connect in the middle. I believe that by this techniquec, she is trying to catch people’s attention because although the drawing is realistic they are not placed in the way they are in real life. what did she painted with? acrylic? oil? watercolours?

b.In this artwork, we can see how the artist chose to draw four different houses that connect in the middle. This ones are from different angles, but they end up joining in the same spot. Moreover, she also focused on doing trees and bushes representing the surroundings of the houses. All these was drawn with extreme details, which shows the artists dedication and effort on the artwork. Because of all these, is that we can say that this is a realistic art piece. Yes, but he house is floating, is that realistic?

c. i. In this masterpiece, the houses are on the center of the drawing. Moreover, they don’t occupy all the space, we can say that they occupy more or less 70% of the space as we can see that they are surrounded by parts which the artist chose not to work in. Furthermore, their are houses that are bigger and occupy more space than other ones. For example, the house that is at the bottom occupies more space than the other ones. However, the drawing also counts with the surroundings such as trees, bushes, and rocks that feel the space in between houses. What occupies the rest of the image?

ii. In this artwork we can identify different colours. On the one hand, we have warm colours such as the one of the cottage in the lower part that is brown. Moreover, we also have pastel colour such as the ones in the house in the right which is yellow. Finally we have also bright colours as the bigger house located above is white. Furthermore, we also have to take in consideration the surroundings. In this ones we also have a variety of colors as we have trees that are brown and are part of warm colours, but also other ones and bushes that are green and are part of brighter colours.   You can call this a polychromatic painting, which tries to respect the realistic colours of the elements in the figure, on a brown monochromatic background. While she uses warm and cool colours, these are not defining the choices in the painting. You can also say that she uses light colours in general.

d. One characteristic of this artwork, and one of the things I like me about it, is that there is not a defined way of looking at it. People can look at it from different angles and still being able to appreciate it. In my personal experience, I saw it from the top to the bottom, meaning  what I first saw was the house above as it is white which is a very bright color, which are the ones that most catch people’s attention. Next, I saw the houses that are at the right and left, and finally the house at the bottom as it is the one with warmer colors. Moreover, then I focused on the surroundings and how they are what connect the four houses and fill the space between them. Finally I realized that there were people in the drawing too, enjoying the landscape. Once I have seen the drawing I started looking at the difference between the four houses. I noticed the enormous contrast between them; how they go from a modern house to a cottage showing the different ways of living.

e. When I saw this artwork, it made me rethink the way of seeing things and made me understand that there are different ways of looking at  seeing the same thing. It happens to me that sometimes I am stuck only in my way of seeing thingsit and on my point of view, and don’t remember that there are different perspectives and that there is not one better than the other. I think that this is a characteristics of most of us humans, we think that our point of view is the only way in which things can be seen and that everyone should see it that way. However, this is not true, and I think this artwork transmits this. The fact that some houses are turned, shows that maybe for the person standing in the house above sees the house in the bottom turned meaning it’s perspective its wrong. However, standing in the house at the bottom you see it the other way around. [This thoughts are deep and insightful but correspond to the following questions, here you should write about your feelings.]

f. I believe that with this artwork, Vidal is trying to show how life can be seen from different perspectives and angles. The four houses are in different angles, but they all join in the middle and from all of them you can appreciate the surroundings. By this, I interpret that she is ting to show how despite seeing things from different perspectives people end up seeing the same. It is normal to interpret things in different ways as us, humans, don’t have all the same way of thinking and we have the capacity of being able to see things in our own way not taking in consideration how someone else does it. I think that with this drawing she is trying to embrace this quality. Moreover, I think that we can identify another massage in it too. We can clearly see the contrast between houses; how in one same drawing we have a modern house, a cottage, etc. With this, what I interpreted is that we can see how technology has advanced and taken control in almost everything. This is why we don’t live in the same houses that people used to live in years ago. With the technological advances and discoverys, more things and inventions can be done and help people to create new things and evolve.

4. I was unable to find a song that clearly matches the drawing nor its message. I didn’t know any song nor found in the internet which could portray what the artist is trying to show and leave as a message in her masterpiece.

Publicado en 4AC2019, art, ingles, Uncategorized | 1 comentario

When you are old – Last Portfolio

In the last term of the year, in our literature classes, we worked on poetry. First, in pairs, each of us would choose a poem to analyze.After, individually, you had to choose one poem (that could not be the one you analyzed) to make an essay.To write the essay, I choose the poem “When you are old” by W.B. Yeats. In this one, the way the journey to old age is described had to be analysed. The essay question was: “Comment closely on how the journey from youth to old age is portrayed in the poem “When you are old” by W.B. Yeast”. To tackle this essay I decided to focus on two things. First the way old age is associated to suffering and loneliness, categorizing this phase of life as a negative one. And second, explain how your love life can determine in which phase of your life you are. In order to be able to do the essay, I had to make use of the previous analysis a group had done in the poem. This analysis had been done by Sol Santayana, Luz Esteban and Olivia Obligado. Once I had already made use of this information provided by the group, I was ready to start the essay. It didn’t result on a hard tasks because it was a topic I found interesting and was comfortable talking about. I had a lot ot say about what the author was trying to transmit and I made sure I could transfer all my thoughts and ideas into words. Finally, this is the essay I did:

 

The poem “When you are old”, published in 1893, deals with the passing of time and the consequences of one’s aging. The voice addresses to another person and tries to explain the complications of old age and deals with the concept of love during one’s life. I believe that in this poem, the journey from youth to old age is portrayed in two ways. First, it is shown as a sad and lonely place which worsens with the passing of time. Later, the speaker characterizes the period of life you are in with love. He explains how possibility of love and affection is linked to youth and how “when you are old” this one vanishes. Following I will deal with this two aspects and analyse them. 

 

On the one hand, the poem beginning with a link between aging and loneliness. The author portrays an image in which the adresse of this poem would have to picture him/herself in, in order to understand what life has to come. The speaker links the enjoyment of life to the addressee’s youth, as the poem argues that the addressee should make the most of the younger years she has still has left.This is why, in the first line of the first stanza the author uses the metaphor “full of sleep”. By the means of this phrase, Yeats is trying to relate being full of sleep with being close to death. Exactly because of this reason is that the adresse should learn how to appreciate the day to day and never be scared to do what one wants. Aging is a dark phase of life and once youth is gone, it is truly irretrievable. Yeast decides to portray the journey from youth to old age as a path to loose every good aspect you had once had in your life. Remembering of your youth is portrayed as a dream; “dream of the soft look your eyes had once”. Youth was the moment in which your eyes carried a soft look; little to worry and to  regret. Those good old days would seem way too far that instead of remembering, you would have to dream about them.   

 

On the other hand, W.B. Yeast characterizes a person’s youth in terms of how loved she is. The poem presents the idea that states youth is the phase of your life in which you have hundreds of possibilities of finding love. You are full of beauty and being lonely is not a problem nor preoccupation. However, later “love fled”; love is no longer an option. Who would want you when you are older? Who would want you when all you are is grey hair and an old face?. Moreover, the speaker clarifies the person his referring to and lets her clear how all those people who loved her may not be true.“Loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you”. In between all those “false” relationships and  those “false” proclamations of love, there may be one man; one who loved her not only for her looks but her soul, one who would have loved her even when her beauty faded as a consequence of old age. What the author is trying to portray is how the  journey from youth to old age can be measured by means of love. If you found yourself surrounded by many possibilities of love and future relationships you are probably in your young years. However, if you find yourself lonely and afraid of dying with no one by your side you are already on your old age. 

 

All in all, “When you are old” is a poem which portrays the journey from youth to aging by the means of love and as a path towards loneliness and lots of regrets. W.B Yeats uses his writing as a source to paint a pessimistic picture of old age, suggesting that it’s a time of reflection and regret, especially for those who in their young years focused only in shallow forms of love as they wont have someone by their side. It is up to us to believe in what he says or not. However, it’s always good and worthwhile to live at your fullests.

 

I decided to talk about this activity because it was a task that really got me to think and question things about my life. Am I really going to let old age be like that? Why should it be linked to suffering and loneliness? Why should it mean I am not going to have love anymore? I have never sat down and think how my journey towards old age is going to be. I am aware of the fact I still have a lot to live, but I know something for sure and is that I am not going to get depressed by the passing of time or think of the final phase of my life as a time to be haunted by my regrets or missing all the people I’ve lost during my life. I want to think of a positive side of old age. Thinking of it as a time to be delighted by everything I’ve accomplished during my life. I understand the reasons the author is giving to justify this thoughts of old age being compared to suffering and being alone. However,  I dont think it is always like this. Despite the fact you may change your attitude and try to celebrate old age, I think first you should realize that sometimes us humans tend to see the negative side only. This poem is helpful to see this. This text was able to make me realize I don’t want to choose living that way and that is why I wanted to dedicate the activity of writing this essay an entry of the portfolio.

 

Once I was writing the essay about this poem, I connected it with a song I know called “7 years” by Lukas Graham.This one tells the story of a man all throughout his 60 years of life. In this one I can see the journey from youth to old age to and that is why ir reminded me of the poem.

SONG

 

We can see how in all the phases of life loneliness is trying to be avoided or kept at bay. First, by finding friends, then a wife, then children, and finally grandchildren. This is the only way you avoid being alone by the time you are old; the only way of avoiding suffer. By the moment in the song the man reaches 60 years old some negative aspects of life start to appear. For example when it says “I hope my children come and visit once or twice a month” showing how although children may be helpful to prevent being alone, there’s a moment in life in which this is not completely trustworthy. Children mature, they move and you find yourself alone again. This is why then grandchildren are mentioned. They are seen as a way of preventing this depression too and of keeping the connection with those people which are the ones that truly know you.

 “Soon I’ll be sixty years old

Will I think the world is cold?

Or will I have a lot of children who can warm me?”

With this part of the lyrics we can again see how the man of the song is constantly trying to find a way in which all that loneliness is filled, in which the cold becomes warm and in which suffering fades away. As well as the poem shows an aspect of aging and I think of them being very similar.

Publicado en 4AC2019, e-portfolio, ingles, language | Deja un comentario

Clotilde Ifrán – Eportfolio Última Actividad

En el tercer trimestre de lengua leímos tres cuentos de ficción escritos por Silvina Ocampo. Estos son: “Clotilde Ifrán”, “Ana Valerga” y “La boda”. Luego de analizar los tres y realizar distintos trabajamos con citas, realizamos una actividad final. La misma consistía en elegir uno de los tres cuentos y hacer un dibujo que lo represente. Para ayudarnos un poco más nuestra profesora nos dijo que nos imaginemos que estamos creando una tapa para ese cuento. Además en la misma debía haber una cita del cuento y una afirmación creada por nosotros. Yo trabaje con Lucía Caviglione, Anouk de Laferrere y Francisco Aresi. Nosotros decidimos elegir el cuento “Clotilde Ifrán”. Para este dibujo, nosotros pensamos que debían aparecer las dos protagonistas: Clemencia y Clotilde. Además, queríamos destacar tanto la perversidad de la niña como el hecho de que gracias al género fantástico, Clemencia era capaz de tener una relacion con una persona que estaba muerta. Es por eso que mas grande y adelante pusimos dos figuras de la niña. En una, ella llevaba puesta una pollera con una remera y esta comiendo un chupetín. En la otra figura, ella lleva puesto el disfraz de diablo que Clotilde Ifrán le confeccionó. El objetivo de la primera figura es mostrar la parte infantil e inocente de la niña. Mostrar cómo a pesar de la perversidad que se le es otorgada por la autora, Clemencia sigue siendo una niña. Se comporta y piensa como una. Sin embargo, la otra figura muestra la perversidad. Clemencia no es como una niña cualquiera que desearía disfrazarse de princesa, ella elige disfrazarse de diablo y eso es la que la distingue de las demás. Además, en el dibujo agregamos un camino y a Clotilde yéndose de la mano con la niña, lo que muestra su relación en la historia. 

Yo decidí elegir esta actividad para realizar una entrada en mi eportfolio ya que me pareció muy entretenida y a la vez una buena forma de cerrar el análisis del cuento ya que podemos ver realmente cuanto entendimos. Pensando como hacer el dibujo, que cita y qué afirmación seleccionar, pude acordarme de todo lo analizado en clase. Además pude comprobar que cosas habían quedado claras y cuáles no. Yo creo que otro aspecto positivo de la actividad fue que nos permitió tanto pensar como usar nuestra creatividad. Al mismo tiempo que planeábamos el dibujo, íbamos considerando distintos aspectos del cuento para involucrar y eso muestra cómo seguíamos estando en tema con la materia. Pudimos transformar el análisis del cuento en una actividad libre y placentera la cual, creo que hablo por todos, disfrutamos mucho. 

 

Apenas nuestra profesora, nos informó de la consigna, me acordé de un trabajo que habíamos realizado hace unos meses en nuestra clase de literature. Luego de leer la historia The lady in the looking glass, realizamos un trabajo en grupos en el cual trabaje con Lucía Caviglione y Marcos Okecki. Primero debíamos contestar una serie de preguntas a cerca de la historia. Una vez que las habíamos terminado debíamos hacer un dibujo el cual ilustre el cuarto que es descripto en la historia. Debíamos ser capaces de mostrar un contraste entre las características positivas y toda la alegría que se podía observar desde afuera, y el caos que en verdad era la cabeza de Isabella. Además debíamos ser capaces de mostrar cómo el espejo es capaz de ir más allá de la superficialidad. Yo creo que estas dos actividades son muy parecidas y pudieron tener el mismo resultado positivo. En ambas pudimos demostrar cómo un texto no tiene que ser si o si por medio de ensayos o palabras. Ambas actividades muestran como un dibujo es capaz de demostrar todo aquello que es analizado en clase. Es una gran forma de aprender y que sea entretenido a la vez. Este es el dibujo que realizamos en literature:

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Picture poem – Eportfolio

In the third term, in one of our literature classes we worked on an activity which consisted on making a poem. Following a series of steps we could individually achieve this activity and it ended up being quite interesting. The first step was to look for a picture in our gallery that we had taken ourselves. I choose a picture of dawn I had taken on my holidays in Pinamar. The second step, was to think of 5 nouns, 5 verbs and 5 adjectives. These ones could appear in the picture or could be the first thing that came to our minds when we saw it. Once you had accomplished these, you would go to the next step which was to create two literary devices; that have a connection with the words you have chosen and the picture. These could be a metaphor, a simile, symbolism, etc. I chose to use symbolism and metaphor. Once all these steps were achieved you could start writing your poem. In the poem all the words and the two literary devices had to appear. This seemed difficult at first. However, as we had done the previous steps, it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. After writing the poem, I worked on the final step. In this one, we had to gather in pairs. Each one will share the poem. After, we would give opinions and suggest changes, or not. This was the final chance to edit our poems before publishing in the blog.

 

This activity was the one I enjoyed the most this term and that’s why I choose it for this eportfolio entry. I considered it as a challenge. I am not used to writing and is not something I enjoy because the moment I sit down to write I believe my creativity fades. This is why I thought this activity will be very hard and boring. However, it ended up surprising me. With the technique of following the steps, the activity got very quick and enjoyable. I kept following step by step and by the time I got to writing the poem, I had most of my ideas which make the task much easier. I think this activity showed me sitting down to write doesn’t have to be as I thought; it can be something you actually enjoyed. 

 

When doing the task I immediately connected it to a similar activity we had done in the literature class one year ago. In this one we had to create a poem as well. However, it was in paris and the procedure was completely different. This is why I thought it could be interest to compare and contrast the two activity which might seem similar, but had in my opinion, different results and experiences. In the activity we did last year I worked with Marcos Okecki and each pair should work on one significant place of Buenos Aires. We, wrote a poem on the Iglesia del Pilar located in Recoleta. However, in this activity we didn’t have any steps which resulted on a much harder activity for me. Despite the fact we were two and we could complement ideas, which made it easier, it was still harder than this year’s work because we started from cero. We hadn’t done any planning before or followed any steps. We had to write directly and sometimes I believe it is more organized and clear if we had planned the poem before. Although I didn’t like this part of the procedure, once the poem was written we had to transform it into a video, a poster, an audio, etc. We decided to transform it into a video and added several images which was actually a very interesting part of the activity. I think that writing a poem this year was the perfect opportunity to compare and realize what is easier for us when writing. Some may find it faster and more challenging to write directly and some, such as my case, may enjoy and need a planing before. 

 

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Hermanas Ocampo – Eportfolio

En el tercer trimestre, nos dedicamos a estudiar la vida y obras de dos de las hermanas Ocampo: Victoria, la mayor, y Silvina, la menor. Ambas fueron exitosas en el ámbito literario y lograron explotar al máximo su potencial. Victoria, se destacó como cronista, periodista y mecenas. Silvina se destacó como escritora de novelas y cuentos de ficción. A pesar de su inmenso talento y capacidad de redacción, las hermanas también son conocidas por darle otro rol a la mujer y así romper con los estereotipos impuestos por la sociedad de aquel entonces. Luego de analizar la vida de estos dos iconos de la literatura, tuvimos que cumplir con una consigna la cual consistía en escribir un ensayo argumentativo. La misma tenía dos opciones: realizar un ensayo sobre el binomio vida/muerte o realizar uno hablando de como las hermanas rompían con los estereotipos previamente mencionados. Yo opte por realizar el segundo y este fue el ensayo que realice:

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Yo decidí elegir hablar sobre esta actividad ya que es un tema que me intereso. Creo que tanto Victoria como Silvina lograron marcar un antes y un después para el género femenino en su época y es algo que me llamó la atención; como lograron imponerse a la sociedad y no dejarse llevar por lo esperado o bien visto de una mujer de esa época. Fue un hecho muy revolucionario para aquel entonces y no solo lograron aplicar esto en su día a día sino también transmitirlos mediante sus obras. Con este ensayo, pude ver no solo como lograron esto en su vida cotidiana sino también profundizar como esto aparecía en sus obras. Fue en el caso de Silvina en el que más analizamos esto. Pudimos ver como en sus cuentos de ficción utilizaba todas protagonistas mujeres pero al mismo tiempo las mostraba de una manera distinta, ya sea por el aspecto que tenían, su perversidad o su dominio en las relaciones. Esta ruptura de una manera u otra está muy presente en sus obras y así logra mostrar su posición al resto de la sociedad.

Apenas empecé a realizar la actividad lo pude conectar con una escritora de India que se llama Rupi Kaur; autora de dos libros que leí los cuales se llaman “Milk and Honey” y “The sun and her flowers”. Ella es una poeta, la cual también ilustra sus libros, a la cual estos dos libros la llevaron a la fama. La historia de Silvina y Victoria Ocampo me hizo acordar a ella ya que también es una figura que trata de romper con los estereotipos femeninos y resaltar el importante rol de una mujer en la sociedad; trata el tema de la igualdad y logra contar su vida en estos poemas. Ella trata diversos temas en los cuales uno puede encontrar el reconocimiento de la mujer, el lugar superficial que se le dio a la belleza con el pasar del tiempo, el amor propio y sobre ser fuerte. Ella logra mostrar sus pensamientos feministas a través de su escritura y así lograr imponer una posición frente a la sociedad al igual que lo lograron hacer las Ocampo. En India, el lugar que se le da a la mujer no es tan amplio y reconocido como en otros lugares del mundo lo que muestra la importancia de sus acciones. Acá dejo uno de sus poemas el cual muestra lo previamente explicado:

 

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