Satire

My experience in satire is that its in everyday life. People use satire even when they dont know they are doing it. My favorite type of satire is when they are making fun of trump on the late night show or when its in comedy movies like Scary Movie. I really think that it can out someone in an entire different mood. I think its funny when I can personally relate to the type of satire I enjoy. On the other hand, Mark Twain is someone who has influenced a lot on me since my mom is obsessed with him. Based on research I did about Mark Twain I know that he is a very popular person back in the day. He received money for writing and composing different articles for newspapers and I find that really interesting. Mark Twain was also rejected by his girlfriend Olivia Langdon in a proposal, and I found that pretty interesting. He wrote Huckleberry Fin which is one of my moms favorite books. He was a very talented writer and I like his books. Those are the things i find interesting about Mark Twain.

 

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Blog 18

I love this film. This is a very good movie and since I like older movies it makes me happy because its like a trip down memory lane. During the beginning of the movie I didn’t think that it was going to be enjoyable since it started off as a chase and didn’t really seem like it was going to have a good plot. I really liked when he started following her and observing what she was doing. The way that Alfred Hitchcock designed the movie to have it as the guys wife resembling Carlotta. The things I really didn’t like about the movie was his ex fiance. I just feel like Scotties ex didn’t really have a meaning towards her character, now maybe that will change, but in the mean time I just didn’t feel like she really had a purpose. Im interested in paranormal activities movies and ghost movies even though they scare me. I particularly like this movie because things dont jump out at you. Alfred creates it so you discover along with Scottie ( the ex detective ). Some predictions that I had were how eventually she might die, or Scottie and the wife might end up together, or have an affair. I love a good romance movie and it would be pretty cool if it turned into a paranormal/romantic movie. At first when I heard the title I thought it would be something stupid and not interesting, but it was the complete opposite. I was taken by surprise when Mr. Garry decided that we were going to watch this in English class because im not really sure what it means but I dont care at all because this is definitely one of my favorite movies ever! Also im always down to watch a movie and take notes instead of doing notes doing busy work.

 

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Blog 18

My reaction to the Song of Myself poem after understanding it and going through is was pretty well written. I actually love this poem and it might be my new favorite. I do not like reading poems because I usually cant understand them, but when Mr. Mcgarry actually goes through it with us I really enjoy it! The section I found most interesting was section 6 where Whitman explained how society is like a blade of grass, and how we were all just basically all trying to figure ourselves out. I understand why this is the most interesting poem of the entire history of American Literature because, He explains everything so simply but in a different way than most poets. Whitman puts so many metaphors and similarities secretly into the poem it is truly amazing once you understand. If you read it the first time I wouldn’t expect anyone to understand it this quickly because he uses different ways to describe something instead of saying it right flat out. That is why he makes this so interesting. This is still a good poem to keep using because society is still the same. People need to figure out themselves (as it says in the poem) by themselves. You cant show anyone how to live life or try to explain to them what you believe because in reality all they will ever know is what they will believe themselves. Some questions I still have about this poem was if Walt was truly happy his entire life. Which I know that really is not believable because everyone has their days were they hate everything, at least I know I do. That was really the only question I have because like I said earlier, Mr. Mcgarry definitely showed me how hating a poem at first to loving it just by explaining into detail. I find it really cool the way Whitman took different words and meanings and completely switched it around to mean something else. Like a simple blade of grass could mean a huge society! I love that and this poem was really really one of my favorites. I would rate this poem a 9/10 because there are some things to work on but in all in all I loved it.

 

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