Thursday, May 1, 2014
My masterpiece is present in my everyday life. For example, when I see a reference to religion through social media websites, I am reminded of my ongoing work. When I see someone who dresses with certain uniqueness that relates to their culture or religion (Muslim women wearing a hijab or a Jew wearing a kippa).
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
For the time being, I think that the only thing that needs to be changed in order to support my learning success are my studying habits. I do not know how I am going to accommodate the changes but for the time being I am going to start making a few changes at a time.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
In order to be able to show what I have learned, I should be able to
-know the different believes if the religions that I have chosen to study
-know the similar rituals of the religions and how they started
-understand the cultural impact a religion has made on the place it's practiced
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
1. What interested you about your field of study?
2. What was your goal in pursuing that career path?
3. How did you know that (anthropology) or (Theology) was what you wanted to study?
4. How did you start to get curious about your field?
5. Did you start to study that particular field in order to find an answer to a question?
6. How do you think that anthropology and theology are related?
7. Is there a way to put anthropology and theology together to make a more functional society?
8. Who was the biggest influence in your studies?
9. How has studying this particular field affected you personally?
10. What views about people/society/world did you developed through your studies?
Monday, February 24, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
parody: an imitation of mimicking of a composition or of the style of a well-known artist.
pathos: the ability in literature to call forth feelings of pity, compassion, and/or sadness.
pedantry: a display of learning for its own sake
personification: a figure of speech attributing human qualities to inanimate objects or abstract ideas.
plot: the main events of a play, novel, movie, or similar work, devised and presented by the writer as an interrelated sequence.
poignant: eliciting sorrow or sentiment.
point of view: the attitude unifying any oral or written argumentation; in description, the physical point from
which the observer views what he is describing.
postmodernism: literature characterized by experimentation, irony, nontraditional forms, multiple meanings,
playfulness and a blurred boundary between real and imaginary
prose: the ordinary form of spoken and written language; language that does not have a regular rhyme pattern.
protagonist: the central character in a work of fiction; opposes antagonist
pun: play on words; the humorous use of a word emphasizing different meanings or applications.
purpose: the intended result wished by an author.
realism: writing about the ordinary aspects of life in a straightforward manner to reflect life as it actually is.
refrain: a phrase or verse recurring at intervals in a poem or song; chorus.
requiem: any chant, dirge, hymn, or musical service for the dead.
resolution: point in a literary work at which the chief dramatic complication is worked out; denouement.
restatement: idea repeated for emphasis.
rhetoric: use of language, both written and verbal in order to persuade
rhetorical question: question suggesting its own answer or not requiring an answer; used in argument or persuasion.
rising action: plot build up, caused by conflict and complications, advancement towards climax.
romanticism: movement in western culture beginning in the eighteenth and peaking in the nineteenth century as a revolt against Classicism; imagination was valued over reason and fact.
satire: ridicules or condemns the weakness and wrong doings of individuals, groups, institutions, or humanity in general.
scansion: the analysis of verse in terms of meter.
setting: the time and place in which events in a short story, novel, play, or narrative poem occur.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
inversion: words out of order for emphasis.
juxtaposition: the intentional placement of a word, phrase, sentences of paragraph to contrast with another nearby.
lyric: a poem having musical form and quality; a short outburst of the author's innermost thoughts and feelings.
magic(al) realism: a genre developed in Latin America which juxtaposes the everyday with the marvelous or magical.
metaphor (extended, controlling, & mixed): an analogy that compare two different things imaginatively directly. Extended: a metaphor that is extended or developed as far as the writer wants to take it. Controlling: a metaphor that runs throughout the piece of work. Mixed: a metaphor that ineffectively blends two or more analogies.
metonymy: literally "name changing" a device of figurative language in which the name of an attribute or associated thing is substituted for the usual name of a thing
modernism: literary movement characterized by stylistic experimentation, rejection of tradition, interest in symbolism and psychology
monologue: an extended speech by a character in a play, short story, novel, or narrative poem
mood: the predominating atmosphere evoked by a literary piece.
motif: a recurring feature (name, image, or phrase) in a piece of literature.
myth: a story, often about immortals, and sometimes connected with religious rituals, that attempts to give meaning to the mysteries of the world.
narrative: a story or description of events
narrator: one who narrates, or tells, a story.
naturalism: extreme form of realism
novelette/novella: short story; short prose narrative, often satirical.
omniscient point of view: knowing all things, usually the third person.
onomatopoeia: use of a word whose sound in some degree imitates or suggests its meaning
oxymoron: a figure of speech in which two contradicting words or phrases are combined to produce a rhetorical effect by means of a concise paradox.
pacing: rate of movement; tempo.
parable: a story designed to convey some religious principle, moral lesson, or general truth.
paradox: a statement apparently self-contradictory or absurd but really containing a possible truth; an opinion contrary to generally accepted ideas.
HOUSE ON MANGO STREET (Sandra Cisneros)
1. Briefly summarize the plot of the novel you read according to the elements of plot you've learned in past courses (exposition, inciting incident, etc.). Explain how the narrative fulfills the author's purpose (based on your well-informed interpretation of same).
In this coming of age story, a girl named Esperanza Cordero, who lives in Chicago struggles to find who she is. The story begins when Esperanza is about 11-12 years old and her family just moved to a house on Mango street. Even though the house is an improvement to the apartment they used to live, Esperanza does not like it because she does not have privacy and that is what makes her determined to have a house of her own.
2. Succinctly describe the theme of the novel. Avoid cliches.
The theme is the struggle of self discovery.