Review on poetry

Task 1

The Clod and the Pebble

Read and check!! Do you agree with this analysis?

Did you learn anything we have not said in class? What?

Task 2

The contraries of existence

According to Blake, ‘contraries’ are facts about the world and about the nature of the creative force behind it. For example, ferocious power and energy exist alongside what is fragile and tender. When either one of these dimensions is excluded from the picture, unhealthy splits between what are understood as forces of good and forces of evil are created.

In The Clod and the Pebble, human experience includes both heaven and hell. It is people’s choices that mean their current life is heavenly and/or hellish. The powerful energies within the world and the energies and instincts within human beings are necessary and beautiful. They become destructive when they are denied or seen as the only factor in life and experience.

-Find a quotation to prove this.

Task 3

Passion

Read and check!! Do you agree with this analysis?

Did you learn anything we have not said in class? What?

Task 4

Last year Senior 1 worked on this:

Scrapbook

-Did they say anything different from us this year?

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  1. Review on Poetry by Tomás Braun, Bautista Buljevich and Francisco Montoya says:

    Task 1
    The Clod and the Pebble
    Read and check!! Do you agree with this analysis?
    We do agree with this analysis because it analyses each aspect of the poetry, such as the metaphors, lines, tonee, theme, etc, in a perfect way which led us to understand more things about the poem and its background.Moreover, it tell us the background of the story, which was the life of William Blake and the things that affected to his writing.
    Did you learn anything we have not said in class? What?
    We have learned that the French revolution, the American War of independence and the industrial revolution were things that really affected him, that Blake didn’t was by the side of any of the opinions of love from the clod and the pebble and that the clod’s ideas are similar to the christian religion ones.

    Task 2
    The contraries of existence
    According to Blake, ‘contraries’ are facts about the world and about the nature of the creative force behind it. For example, ferocious power and energy exist alongside what is fragile and tender. When either one of these dimensions is excluded from the picture, unhealthy splits between what are understood as forces of good and forces of evil are created.
    In The Clod and the Pebble, human experience includes both heaven and hell. It is people’s choices that mean their current life is heavenly and/or hellish. The powerful energies within the world and the energies and instincts within human beings are necessary and beautiful. They become destructive when they are denied or seen as the only factor in life and experience.
    -Find a quotation to prove this.
    We find this true because in “the clod and the pebble”, Blake uses the clod and the pebble to represent innocence and experience, two opposites. In the poem, the clod says love is kind, helpful. But, as she is innocent, she does not know exactly how love is felt but she expresses her ideas about it. On the other hand, the pebble tells us love is selfish, it makes you suffer. Unlike the clod, the pebble, as he’s experienced, he symbolises he has already passed through this situation (being in love) so he does really know how love feels.
    With all this clues, we can see that Blake uses opposites to express his ideas. This is also visible in the poem: “And it builds a heaven in hell’s despair”. Here, Blake uses the personification of a clod to express through hyperbolic language that when you are in a bad period in your life, depressive, cynical and selfish, when you find love, it turns you into positive, cheerful and flexible.
    Task 3
    Passion
    Read and check!! Do you agree with this analysis?
    We also agree with this analysis because it tells us more specifically about the author’s life. Also, it analyses the lines, the metaphorical inference and the overall impressions. These “sections” are very well developed.
    Did you learn anything we have not said in class? What?
    We have learned that Kathleen Raine was deeply influenced by nature since she was a child because of his years leaving in the town of Ilford, Essex. Also, we’ve learned that the poem is more or less based on Kathleen’s life because of things like her spiritual beliefs and her connection with nature
    Task 4
    Last year Senior 1 worked on this:
    Scrapbook
    -Did they say anything different from us this year?
    Yes, they did. We are going to make a list of those things:
    -She was a british writer
    -She spent her childhood in the farm
    -On her real life, she fell in love but the man didn’t love her back

  2. valentinare says:

    This is my review of poetry.

    Task 1:

    1)Read and check!! Do you agree with this analysis?

    2)Did you learn anything we have not said in class? What?

    Answers:

    Yes, i agree with this analysis.
    Something that says in the article the we didn´t talk in class is the first paragraph of the analysis. This paragraph tells you more about the writer, William Blake, and some things about her writing. For example it tells that in all his writings he railed against all forms of restrictions.
    Task 2:

    1.Find a quotation to prove this.

    Answers:

    “And builds a Heaven in Hell´s despair”
    This quotation is showing the difference between the opposites, heaven and hell. It explains what the clod thing about love. It shows how the clod things that love could change something horrible as hell into something beautiful as heaven.

    Task 3:

    1.Read and check!! Do you agree with this analysis?

    2.Did you learn anything we have not said in class? What?

    Answers:

    Yes, i agree with this analysis.
    This analysis doesn´t say something that we have not talk in class. First it says things about the writer, Kathleen Raine, and then it is an analysis and a short summary of the poem “Passion”.
    Task 4:

    1.Did they say anything different from us this year?

    Answers:
    1. The scrapbook is very similar as the one we have done but there are somethings that are new, for example slide 2.

  3. lcaviglionefraga says:

    Task 1
    Yes i agree.
    Yes. What i have learn is more about William’s Blake life, for example that in all his writings he railed against all forms of restrictions or also that the movements that touched him profoundly were the French Revolution, the American War of Independence and the Industrial revolution.

    Task 2
    “ And builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair

    In this quotation you can perfectly see 2 different opinions about love and how love can mean to opposit things to 2 different persons, Hell or Heaven.
    Task 3
    Yes i agree.
    Yes. What i learn is the the author, Kathleen Raine, have studied natural sciences at Cambridge after winning a scholarship to Girton College but she was put off by the atheism, secularism and the modernism that she encountered there and also that she believed in the universal spirit and like Blake, believed that “one power alone makes a poet – imagination, the divine power”
    Task 4
    Yes they put something that we didn’t learn . In the scrapbook they put:
    “ People are made of places”
    Places determinate people and their personalities
    We are “WE” in connection with surroundings

  4. ateranfrias says:

    TASK 1: Yes, in my opinion it is a very complete analysis. First because it is not only about the poem, the writer of the analysis gives important details about Blake too. I think that knowing about the author of the poem, of his or her life and facts that helped the author to write the poem are important and useful to learn. I agree with the analysis, as I said, it is full of information, in my opinion a great work. I learned some tips when I read this analysis. Mainly, now I know more about the author, his beliefs, for example, or things that were important for him. For the next time I know how to write a perfect analysis.
    TASK 2: “Love seeketh not itself to please”, “Love seeketh only self to please”, these quotes show the two opposites views about love. Moreover, they show that one of the points of view is positive, mouldable and innocent, and the other is hard, negative and experienced. Love is not perfect, but it is not only a bad thing. You can pass through a bad moment in it, but, if you are positive you can move on.
    TASK 3: Yes, I agree. As well as the other analysis I think it is very complete and full of information. It explains the poem with a complex and interesting vocabulary, and it gives details about the writer of “Passion”. As in the other, I learned about the author. In particularly, now I will take into account the amazing vocabulary the writer of the analysis use to express ideas.
    TASK 4: We did something similar this year. We analyzed almost the same. Some ideas, were not exactly the same but in my opinion our thoughts about the poem were similar. The important details of the writer are facts that are the same, we cannot change it.

  5. Ramiro Aizpiri and Matìas Ripoll says:

    This is our review for the term test about poetry.

    THE CLOD AND THE PEBBLE

    TASK 1

    1- We definitely agree with this analysis. Is well-developed, well-organized and it is excellently explained.

    2- Yes, we do. We have learnt some information about the author, William Blake, that we didn´t know. We learnt many movements and events that touched him profoundly like the French Revolution, The Industrial Revolution and the American war of Independence.

    TASK 2 – THE CONTRARIES OF EXISTENCE

    1- These are the quotations which represent the to opposites views about love, also mentioned as Heaven and Hell:

    “Love seeketh not itself to please”
    “Love seeketh only self to please”
    PASSION

    TASK 3

    1- Yes, we do. As the one of the Clod and the Pebble, is well-organized and also excellently explained.

    2- No, we didn´t because the analysis we made in class with Pato it was similar but with the same ideas and information. Also, the information we looked of Kathleen Raine was the same as the one it was on the analysis.

    TASK 4

    1- In the first five slides of Senior´s 1 last year scrapbook talk about personal events and characteristics of Kathleen Raine which we didn´t focus so much on. The only things we talked about that they did also were the things which influenced on her writing. The things that they talked about and we didn´t were:

    -When she was born and when she died.
    -That she was a British writer.
    -Spent most of her life in the country.
    -People is made with the things in their surroundings.
    -And important things she had won in her life like the Queen Gold Medal in Literature.

  6. matiasripoll says:

    This is our review for the term test about poetry.

    THE CLOD AND THE PEBBLE

    TASK 1

    1- We definitely agree with this analysis. Is well-developed, well-organized and it is excellently explained.

    2- Yes, we do. We have learnt some information about the author, William Blake, that we didn´t know. We learnt many movements and events that touched him profoundly like the French Revolution, The Industrial Revolution and the American war of Independence.

    TASK 2 – THE CONTRARIES OF EXISTENCE

    1- These are the quotations which represent the to opposites views about love, also mentioned as Heaven and Hell:

    “Love seeketh not itself to please”
    “Love seeketh only self to please”
    PASSION

    TASK 3

    1- Yes, we do. As the one of the Clod and the Pebble, is well-organized and also excellently explained.

    2- No, we didn´t because the analysis we made in class with Pato it was similar but with the same ideas and information. Also, the information we looked of Kathleen Raine was the same as the one it was on the analysis.

    TASK 4

    1- In the first five slides of Senior´s 1 last year scrapbook talk about personal events and characteristics of Kathleen Raine which we didn´t focus so much on. The only things we talked about that they did also were the things which influenced on her writing. The things that they talked about and we didn´t were:

    -When she was born and when she died.
    – That she was a British writer.
    -Spent most of her life in the country.
    -People is made with the things in their surroundings.
    -And important things she had won in her life like the Queen Gold Medal in Literature.

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