Eighth Post for English

Cartoon Strip

This week our class had to make a newspaper for the Festival of the Creative Spirit. To contribute to the class newspaper Bianca and I made a cartoon strip which is called The Adventures Of Mr. And His Chicken. Bianca drew each picture on half an A4 page (since I can’t draw very well) and I coloured them in with textas and coloured pencils. Then Bianca scanned each picture into her computer and we then split the cartoon into half (eight pictures each) so that we could photoshop them. After we finished photoshopping all eight pictures each, we put all the pictures together and decided on the order in which they would be in for the cartoon strip. I then put all eight pictures into a word document and sent the cartoon strip to Miss Mckenzie.

Seventh Port for English -Transcript

Wilfred Owen

Jess: Where and when were you born?

Wilfred Owen: I was born on the 18th March 1893 in Plas Wilmot which is a house near Oswestry in Shropshire, United Kingdom

Jess: What influenced your early poems and writing?

Wilfred Owen: They were influenced by the Romantic poets Keats and P.B. Shelley.

Jess: What are your poems mostly based on?

Wilfred Owen: They are mostly based on sacrifice, Biblical language and description of Hell. However, after I went to war most poems are about the war.

Jess: What made you think of war as being a cheerful thing to something horrific?

Wilfred Owen: There were two traumatic events which changed my mind. First, I was blown into the air by a trench mortar and landed in the remains of a fellow officer and second, was that I became trapped in an old German dugout for days.

Jess: What made you write the poem Dulce Et Decorum Est?

Wilfred Owen: I wrote this poem because I wanted to show people the sides of war other soldiers do not show. Most show and tell that war is a good thing and that dying for your country is good but I decided to write about what really happens at war, especially in the frontline.

Jess: How did Siegfried Sassoon influence your writing after you met him?

Wilfred Owen: Sassoon encouraged me to begin writing about the horrors of war, which was the truthful side, and to experiment with poetic forms.

Fifth Post for English -Letter to the Editor

To the Editor of The Examiner, First in Tasmania,

I am writing to you about the newspaper article, Scientists Looking at Numbers of Minkes. I think that this article shows us a perfect example of our ignorance of the Romantics who were around in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Romantics were all about nature and they were very ‘down-to-earth’. “The recent survey, conducted over an area of almost 5000 nautical miles over several months revealed 24 sightings of Minke Whales. This was a substantial drop from the 74 whales sighted the year before” shows us that if we had listened to the Romantics earlier this problem would not be in existence today. In the poem Lines Written in Early Spring by William Wordsworth tells us that he feels regret and sorrow towards Mother Earth because we are destroying it and taking advantage of it. If we do not take action to save these Minke Whales we will be in regret and sorrow, like the poet had told us, for the extinction of these whales.

Jessica Seo Sydney

Appropriated Photo

The theme for my exhibition will be a Native American theme. I chose this theme because I find Native American paintings interesting and they have different artworks depending on the tribe.

The photo I have chosen to appropriate is Sojourn by Michael Ewing.