Feb 12, 2015 - Communication    2 Comments

Bare Vexed

There is nothing that gets me more vexed then someone misjudging the youth’s evolution of language. For years there has been a stereotype surrounding the youth’s use of the English language. Most words that are commonly used today that adults now class as ‘slang’ or ‘street talk’ were probably the same words your parents used as youths, but yet people class it as a disgrace to the English language because of the bad image of the youth of today that is portrayed to the media. Things such as knife and gang crime gives the youth of today the image that makes the adults look at them the way they do.

 

People like Isabelle Kerr are the type of people who cannot comprehend the English language because she cannot accept these new words such as “selfie”, I strongly believe these are necessary to the ever changing English language, despite the points she had made on her visualization of the ‘correct’ way of speaking and using the English language. Although, if she was arguing about how we speak and use words nowadays, we would still be talking as Shakespeare did in 16th Century, but we have evolved, and I bite thy thumb at thee who question evolution.

 

So, I do not believe that ‘Shakespeare will be turning in his grave’ more the fact that he would be resting in peace knowing that his legacy has been carried on through the youth of today. Words such as swagger or more known now as swag, are words that were first introduced by Shakespeare in Midsummer Night’s Dreams. Although Shakespeare may have used the word ‘swaggered’ in a different way, and having a different meaning, it does not change the fact that it is still classed a correct English word. It is clear to see the how it has changed through time, and is one example of many that show how some individuals have impacted our English language, so why can’t it be us, Isabelle? Are we not the next generation that can carry the English language on?

 

So being a teenager in this age means that you are “apathetic” or an “ASBO-wielding yob”, but can you really put a stereotype on a whole generation? We are all individuals who are all learning and embracing the English language. Isabelle Kerr is the real criminal to the English language, how can she blame youth employment on how we talk or text? Surely it is clear to see that the use of this language is thinking outside the box, and youth unemployment has nothing to do with how we talk, but more about the job opportunities that are offered to us. The younger generations cannot be blamed for something they do not control, teenagers are not in power and cannot create job opportunities like the government could, and should!  Maybe that should be considered when trying to stereotype youths. Just because “twerking” and “selfies” are the new fashion, and people may not enjoy young people expressing themselves in way that they seem fit, does not mean that it should be ignored. If anything, they should be put into the dictionary, for everyone so they can understand and move with the times. After all we are evolving with technology, and are being influenced all the time by new developments and discoveries because of technology.

 

It is unfortunate that some words may have been left behind, but this shows that the language is progressing all the time. Words such as “groovy” were just not “kl” enough to make the cut.

 

However just because the youth use words that are classed as slang it does not mean we should cut the growth of the development of language as that we keep finding new trends, what make the English language unique is that it will keep changing, even though the definition will be left for the future generations to see what language we used in the past, because they may not be taking a selfie in the future, although I can be sure that they will not be ASBO wielding yobs. They will be the kids of the future with their own way to communicate between them self’s, that’s what make the English language so special. A constant growing and everlasting Language.

 

Feb 2, 2015 - Communication    1 Comment

Plot Holes in Anime

There’s nothing in this world more disappointing than not finishing something you’ve started, it leaves you devastated, waiting for the final piece of the puzzle. A baker does not cook a half-baked cake, and as far as I am concerned an anime shouldn’t be half written; but yet again I find myself watching series after series with huge plot holes and unexplained endings. This leaves viewers, including myself, confused and lost, and feeling as though the creator has led you on and sold you a fake dream. A prime example of this was InuYasha. The reason it came to an end was because the anime got over taken by new companies that the majority of people were interested in. Due to this happening, the company concluded that they didn’t have the funding to broadcast their shows on television or online as the viewings were decreasing which meant the money didn’t come in. This left the people who still took interest in the old company unable to continue to watch the show; meaning that the interested consumers of this show was left with a cliffhanger that would never continue. Although it is not always about popularity of the show, other anime’s such as Guilty Crown was a program that had an ending that disappointed every fan. It is like reading an unfinished story.

In the second season of Guilty Crown’s anime, the viewers felt like it was rushed, and when something is rushed it’s never good because they miss a lot of small things. Consequently, they did not take the time they could have done to make a quality story for the second season of the anime. To put it in a way everyone could understand, it is like reading the first chapter of a book that you felt like you could connect to then turn the page for the second chapter a find nothing more than blank pages. This is what it feels like in when they rushed the second season, it lacked the action to keep the viewers on their toes yet the main fight at the end, between the two main characters, lasts no more the four minutes when the majority of Anime last over 2 episodes. It’s like when you pay for a toy with an amazing review then when you finally get it it’s only for display; there’s no enjoyment in something like that. Just like the fight in anime between the two main characters, all that build up to be let down at the end. In my opinion when you make an anime do not rush the ending, as a baker never rushes a cake.

In Guilty Crown, we know that Shu (the main character) goes to fight Gai because he took something that Shu thought was valuable and someone he loved. We also knew that Shu was working for Gai as a weapon because he held a power that only he possessed. Us, as fans, were led to believe that Gai died but he knew Shu from his past which we knew very little about. This made the ending disappointing for a lot of people. This is yet another example of plot holes within an anime.

However, anime’s such as the Naruto are known to have too many fillers. Fillers are background information on characters that can be found annoying when it happens too frequently. This is because Naruto is over 700 episodes long and over a third of the episodes are fillers. Viewers find this really irritating because they want to watch the anime’s original story and do not want anything pointless involved that isn’t classed as important enough to watch. This is like being told a story by a child when they try not to get into trouble and miss out key pieces of information about what really happened. This is exactly what happened in the second season of Guilty Crown, giving the viewer information that is not needed instead of giving the viewer information they wanted and needed.

How is it that anime’s such as InuYasha, which doesn’t have fillers, have such a disappointing ending to it and can be cancelled? and Guilty Crown, which also doesn’t have fillers and is only 22 episodes long, have a disappointing ending when they could have stretched it out and made it more appealing to the consumers. Yet! anime’s such as Naruto run over 700 episodes with over a third of it being fillers and is still broadcasted on television and online with more fans complaining about it being too informative and pointless.

 

 

Jan 23, 2015 - Communication    1 Comment

How do Shakespeare and the studied poets use literary techniques to communicate their ideas about fate?

The studied authors and poets use various literary techniques in order to introduce and present fate. There are three main techniques that can be found in each of these pieces of writing; this includes iambic pentameter, use of metaphors, and the narrative structure. There is a reason why each author and poet used fate, becoming famous because of it was because at the time when each piece was written people had strong beliefs on fate and their religion. This is clear because Shakespeare is dated back to Elizabethan times, when people strongly believed in Christianity and God. When Percy Shelley wrote Ozymandias, it was back in the Enlightenment times, which was when people mainly presented things from art, and was the reason Percy Shelley’s Ozymandias was presented as a statue. Rudyard Kipling’s a song in a storm dates back to World War 1 (1914-18), where men were fighting for freedom, and the fate of their country.

One of the main literary features that Shakespeare uses throughout the Romeo and Juliet play are metaphors, this is a technique that presents an idea to the reader/audience however may have a deeper, underlying meaning. Shakespeare uses this feature throughout his play using various characters, with each having their own meaning linking to the ultimate fate of the play. An example of a metaphor in the play, would be when Romeo is talking to Benvolio before the Capulet party saying “I fear too early, for my mind misgives…He that hath the steerage of my course Direct my sail!”. This is a direct reference to fate as it suggests Romeo understands that his end is nearing as everyone’s fate does, although he suggests that he will not fight God’s will, and will let god be the captain of his fate. Rudyard Kipling also uses metaphors in ‘A Song in a Storm’ to promote fate, this is introduced in the second stanza when Kipling addresses the waves “as though they had a soul”. The reason this pursues fate is because the waves are described as if they were playing a game with the crew on the ship, and that the crew would have no control to what would happen. As in Romeo and Juliet, Romeo addresses his fate to be out of his control, alike the crew that had no control over what the sea would do. Kipling later talks about how the crew felt about how their fate would end, when saying “We can make good all loss except the loss of turning back”. This suggests that the crew would except their fate, and not turn back and try to avoid what has been put in their path; stopping them from reaching the end of their fate. Romeo talks about himself as being a ship, with God being his captain when saying “But He that hath steerage of my course, Direct my sail!”, this suggests that Romeo is not scared to follow the path which has been set for him. This can be linked back to Kipling’s ‘A Song in a Storm’, as both characters do not fear their fate, and will follow their path despite how hard it would become.  This shows that Shakespeare and Kipling have similar ideas on how fate can be promoted, although how this occurs does differ. In Ozymandias, Byshhe Shelley did not use metaphors to portray fate as the other poet and writer did. This makes Ozymandias stand out from the others, as Shelley did not use the same literary techniques to eventually meet fate.

One common technique found in each of these pieces of literature is the use of iambic pentameter. Iambic Pentameter can be described as a constant beat throughout each sentence, never-changing in speed or rhythm.  Each sentence has the same amount of beats within each individual line, this can be used as an instrument of time; as the steady beat never alters, like a clock ticking and time passing. Shakespeare uses this technique throughout Romeo and Juliet, as the main characters speak with use of iambic pentameter within their lines. Shakespeare introduces the use of iambic pentameter in the prologue, showing that the time feature that is iambic pentameter was set along with the prologues fate; which was later proven to be true at the end of the play. In the play, the days pass at a frequent rate show that time does fly throughout with the use of iambic pentameter. This is evident when Romeo says “I fear, too early: for my mind misgives…By some vile forfeit of untimely death” suggesting that he already knows what his fate will be by going to this party. When he says “Some consequence yet hanging in the stars” Shakespeare is using iambic pentameter because god will set his path if he goes to this party, and it will be Romeo’s own doing that he cannot outrun his inevitable fate. Iambic pentameter is used because fate will always be in the future, and time will never rush to go to it; with the steady beat of the iambic pentameter representing this as time will always be ticking and the beat will always be beating.

In Kipling’s “A Song in a Storm” Iambic pentameter is used throughout, with the beat eventually meeting the underlying message which is fate. A good example of when iambic pentameter is used to promote fate is “these mindless waters work as though they had a soul”, this is because they are talking as if the sea is both a friend and an enemy. It also suggests that the crew do not have control of what the sea could do, and therefore cannot control their own fate. The use of iambic pentameter in this quote in particular makes the reader imagine the waves smashing against the boat, creating an image that the boat is not safe to be on and they are gambling with fate by fighting against the storm. This can be linked to when Kipling says “We can make good all loss except the loss of turning back”, meaning that the crew are not willing to turn back and that they have simply come too far, and they believe their path has already been set. This is a good example of fate because by using the iambic pentameter it shows that the ship is moving along, fighting through waves, and eventually to their ultimate fate. There are similarities between Romeo and Juliet and A Song in a Storm as they both use iambic pentameter as an instrument of time, which they could never change. Both Romeo, and the crew of the ship accept that they cannot change their fate, this is most clear when singing “welcome fates discourtesy whereby it is made clear”, Romeo accepts his fate when saying “He hath steerage of my ship, direct my sail!” meaning he is not afraid to walk his path.

Ozymandias uses an iambic pentameter throughout the poem. A clear use of iambic pentameter in Ozymandias would be when the character says “I met a traveller from an antique land who said…” In that line alone, it has an iambic meter. Although the first stanza talks about the statue in a past tense so unlike the other poems, the time technique of iambic meter does not occur. This is because the fate of Ozymandias has happened already instead of it waiting to occur in the future. Although how it is alike to the others is that it still uses iambic meter to pursue fate.  Persy Bysshe Shelley uses personification to represent this once great king yet the statue that represented them shattered across the desert. This only occurs in Ozymandias which makes it stand out from the others because it used a different literacy technique that is unique from the others when they are describing fate in the poem. In this poem, the first eight lines/octave have a rhyming pattern which gradually changes heading towards the last six lines/sestet. This means Ozymandias was a sonnet which doesn’t have the same rhyming throughout because it gradually changed. Oymandias saw himself as someone who could never be replaced or beaten and thought of himself as the king of all kings. He never thought that he would lose everything but everyone has the same fate in all of these poems because when you die everything you have you can’t take with you and Ozymandias ultimate fate was him dying and losing his kingdom just as the beginning described meaning that his fate was no different to anyone else’s as he could not escape it.

In Ozymandias, only one literature technique appears as that none of the other poems used it. The literature technique that occurs only in this poem is a Volta. A volta is when a poem or a piece of writing has a point where the writer makes the story turn. This occurs in Ozymandias when the character talks about the words on the pedestal saying “My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings…Nothing beside remains. Round the decay of that colossal wreck” this is where Ozymandias’ past is described and ended up losing everything. Even when this literature technique is being used, the technique of iambic meter and fate is still occurring which makes this poem stand out. There are similarities between Romeo and Juliet and Ozymandias because when Romeo says “I defy you, stars” he is trying to defy what his fate is when it was set by god. The reason this doesn’t turn out to be a volta is because the prologue told us what would happen in Romeo and Juliet before the play actually started. So it didn’t matter if Romeo had said he was going to “defy” god because the result of fate happened at the end. This suggests that Ozymandias is the only poem who used the literature technique.

In A Song in a Storm, they were talking about a ship with a crew on it fighting through a storm and the spoke to the ocean as if it had its own mind. This poem uses many literature techniques such as metaphors. An example of this is “Almost these mindless waters work As though they had a soul” this is the metaphor that stands out in this poem and when we are talking about their fate the quote that stands out is “We can make good all loss except the loss of turning back.” This suggests that the ended up accepting their fate whilst using iambic meter throughout this. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare used many literature techniques as well although what made the play stand out was the fact that we were told what the fate of the main characters would be which was unusual because none of the other studied poets did this. On the other hand, the other studied poets did use similar literal techniques in different ways. Although, the characters that weren’t part of the play all the time said quotes that linked to the idea of fate. On the other hand, the main characters had insights to their own fate because they had quotes where the fate that was set in the prologue was linked to the main characters quote. This occurs when Romeo is about to go to the party at the Capulet house and says “I fear, too early: for my mind misgives…By some vile forfeit of untimely death” this shows that he knew that he would eventually die for going to this party but he couldn’t avoid it due to it being part of his fate as he met Juliet. Shakespeare also used iambic meter to show the flow of time because in Romeo and Juliet, the days would pass at a frequent rate. In Ozymandias they use literature techniques such as Volta’s where the story has a turn which affects the end result of the story. This only occurs in Ozymandias which makes it stand out even though this poem was a sonnet without the rhyming scheme all the way through as it slightly changed towards the end. The poet also used iambic meter like the others but talked about the characters from the past instead of talk about him in the present and waiting for his fate in the future.

All these studied poets used a large variety of literal techniques as fate was being used. This makes fate seem inevitable because none of the characters even came close to escaping their fate. All of these poets used a technique that occurred frequently in their written pieces which was iambic meter although some poets used techniques that didn’t occur in others such as a metaphor This technique didn’t appear in Ozymandias and a Volta didn’t appear in neither Romeo and Juliet and A Song in a Storm. This means that you cannot avoid using these literal techniques just like the characters could never avoid their fate.

Jan 20, 2015 - Communication    1 Comment

5 senses

The day moved slow as if time froze its self the color were Grey as if was  death has arrived fighting the impossible feel that death was near, the odour of rotten skin reeks,mthe floor sit that was the taste of blood this is the the end and end by a jaggered knife as If it Peirced my soul, has time stopped or is it that death is near…

Laying down thinking, what make us human, is it the fact that we can feel emotion as we can touch the fabrics of silk or taste the delighting honey that we crave or is it simple we can see the creation have been made in the past or smell the flowers that we adore as gifts we give as an apologie or a event.

the surging energy that is built up through the World Cup opening each player breathing in both taste of glory they can each taste and smell the fresh grass on the pitch feeling the exitiment of this rare event seeing the cup its self with no owner yet make it this way,

Jan 19, 2015 - Communication    No Comments

Trip to school

i woke up feeling tried like every morning I check my phone for any notifaction I make my self ceral and get dressed and leave my house

Oct 21, 2013 - Communication    4 Comments

Planning

When you look a this generation of spoken langue you will often find a lot of text langue in the spoken langue although when you look at the texting langue it’s developed a lot involving homophones abbreviations. People will often judge the or forsake the texting langue as being lazy an informal when it’s acutely a high form of written text shorten by lots of features, although most young people don’t realise how detailed the texts the write to one another, the best parts about text langue is that people with dyslexia or other learning difficulty is that it’s not a hard thing to learn or get a grasp on. Although texting langue can not get you a job because when you apply for a job they want a formal women/man not a informal person because they will take you as a Chav or a street kid, texting is only meant for when you need to send a brief quick message across. Being informal could also win you debates because people understand what you are saying when you are speaking informally in the case as if you debate in a formal tense you would get a stronger argument but people would understand less which will effect how much information you have got across.

When you look a when texting and speaking come across or even collide word such as “OMG,LOL” are know as sarcasm because when you say “LOL” short for laugh out loud you would laugh, but instead of saying nothing you pretend you found it funny, although words like “OMG” known as oh my god would depend on how you say it, if you said OH my god it would be a way of being shocked or surprised although if you said OMG as the abbreviation it would be classed as sarcasm,

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