Miyerkules, Enero 30, 2013

Movie Analysis 1

Title: Life of Pi
Genre: Fantasy Novel
Characters: Piscine Molitor Patel as Pi, Gita Patel as Pi mother, Santosh Patel as Pi Father, Richard Parker as Bengal Tiger, Vibish Sivakumar as Ravi, Gerard Depardieu as Cook, Po-Chien Wang as Taiwanese Sailor, Rafe Spall as Writer, Shravanthi Sainath as Anandi Pi teenage girlfriend, Father Martin as Catholic  Priest. Heyna, Zibra,
Setting: The novel is a work of fiction set in the summer of 1977 that draws on places and historical events in India. The Patel household's discussions of the political situation refer to historical events. Pondicherry is a former French colony in India. It does have an Indian Coffee House and Botanical Gardens. The Botanical Garden has a toy train track. The garden does not have a zoo. It had one in the 1970s, but did not have any animals bigger than deer. The Botanical Garden has a small aquarium. Munnar, the destination for the Patel family's vacation, is a small but popular hill station in Kerala. Madurai, also referenced in the novel, is a popular tourist and pilgrimage site in Tamil Nadu.
Plot: Life of Pi is divided into three sections. In the first section, the main character, Pi, an adult, reminisces about his childhood. He was named Piscine Molitor Patel after a swimming pool in France. He changes his name to "Pi" when he begins secondary school, because he is tired of being taunted with the nickname "Pissing Patel". His father owns a zoo in Pondicherry, providing Pi with a relatively affluent lifestyle and some understanding of animal.
Pi is raised a Hindu, but as a fourteen-year-old he is introduced to Christianity and Islam, and starts to follow all three religions as he "just wants to love God”. He tries to understand God through the lens of each religion and comes to recognize benefits in each one.
Eventually, his family decides to sell their zoo over a land dispute with the government, and sell the animals to various zoos around the world before immigrating to Canada. In the second part of the novel, Pi's family embarks on a Japanese freighter to Canada carrying some of the animals from their zoo, but a few days out of port, the ship meets a storm and sinks, resulting in his family's death. During the storm, Pi escapes death in a small lifeboat with a spotted hyena, an injured Grant's zebra, and an orangutan.
As Pi strives to survive among the animals, the hyena kills the zebra, then the orangutan, much to Pi's distress. At this point, it is discovered that Bengal named Richard Parker had been hiding under the boat's tarpaulin; it kills and eats the hyena. Frightened, Pi constructs a small raft out of flotation devices, tethers it to the boat, and retreats to it. He delivers some of the fish and water he harvests to Richard Parker to keep him satisfied, conditioning Richard Parker not to threaten him by rocking the boat and causing seasickness while blowing a whistle. Eventually, Richard Parker learns to tolerate Pi's presence and they both live in the boat.
Pi recounts various events while adrift, including discovering an island of carnivorous algae inhabited. After 227 days, the lifeboat washes up onto the coast of Mexico and Richard Parker immediately escapes into the nearby jungle.
In the third part of the novel, two officials from the Japanese Ministry of Transport speak to Pi to ascertain why the ship sank. When they do not believe his story, he tells an alternative story of human brutality, in which Pi was adrift on a lifeboat with his mother, a sailor with a broken leg, and the ship's cook, who killed the sailor and Pi's mother and cut them up to use as bait and food. Parallels to Pi's first story lead the Japanese officials to believe that the orangutan represents his mother, the zebra represents the sailor, the hyena represents the cook, and Richard Parker is Pi himself.
After giving all the relevant information, Pi asks which of the two stories they prefer. Since the officials cannot prove which story is true and neither is relevant to the reasons behind the shipwreck, they choose the story with the animals. Pi thanks them and says, "And so it goes with God".

 Theme: The Will To Survive, The Nature of Religious Belief
Symbolism: Animals and Humans, The Spiritual Journey

The title mean that related to the film is when Pi challenge his journey in the Island. The story of Pi was very adventure because Pi struggle their journey that made his to be strong to the difficult situation in the movie.

It's Pi because as a student I've been encountered many problems in my life, but I always remember to myself that we never lose hope and always have faith in God.

For me, the most grateful happen in the Life of Pi is when he came to the island and he stop to the island and the tiger disappears in the forest. It is nice and simple expression of man's desire for being true as a human.

Pi faced with a heavy challenge, they tell the story that will make believe in God. Pi successfully helps skeptics overcome one of the largest hurdles of faith.

For me I think this was an excellent and a highest rating movie and a worthwhile for the children, teenager and to adult. It's all about a Hindu young boy that has a spiritual journey in his life.

Yes! because the movie is gave the good enhancement to the viewer, and everyone of us must face any problems that may encountered. We should learned to go the flow of life.

It was stunning and thoughtful movie, because the survival and hope that made of Pi. To telling the story that have explore the nature of faith to God.

The power of nature is also emphasize in terms of emotional toll. Pi losses all hopes, accepts his parent's and brother's death and fells true, overpowering feel. Yet he also finds freedom in his hopelessness and he discovers that he has an ultimate will to survive that cannot be squelched.

The movie tells that we always believe in God. And to determine how we live our lives and lead to the miracle that my come, and also to connect to the spiritual journey in my life. The will to survive and to struggles in any problems.

Lunes, Enero 21, 2013



I've dreamed many dreams that never came true,
I've seen them vanish at dawn,
But I've realized enough of my dreams thank the Lord,
To make me want to dream on.

I've prayed many prayers when no answer came,
Though I've waited patient and long,
But answers have come to enough of my prayers,
To make me keep praying on.

I've trusted many a friend that failed,
And left me to weep alone,
But I've found enough of my friends that are really true,
That will make me keep trusting on.

I've sown many seeds that have fallen by the way,
For the birds to feed upon,
But I've held enough golden sheaves in my hand,
To make me keep sowing on.

I've drunk from the cup of disappointment and pain,
I've gone many days without song,
But I've sipped enough nectar from the Roses of Life,
To make me keep living on!


I make this poem for myself, all about my life, my expectation and experience in my life that I've struggle many times in my life. Every dream that I want to be came true the prayer that I need to answered every time I think, and pray and to strives all my ambitions that someday it would be happen.

I've prayed many prayers when no answer came,
Though I've waited patient and long,
But answers have come to enough of my prayers,
To make me keep praying on

This poem says every person pray to God for the blessings, the time that we need God. Always remember we never lose hope. We always trust and be confidence to our self that no matter happen there is God who guides to us.

Huwebes, Enero 10, 2013

My Realization, Learning, Resolution

My realization in year 2012 is more of happiness, enjoyment and a peace of mind. I realize that I spend more money to buy the things that isn’t useful to use. I realize that spending too much is not good because it never help for me.

My learning is never be spend more money to the things we never be use anything, and also be humble, and be able to do a good companion to other people. I learned also to save my money for my allowance.

My resolution this 2013 is I will maintain a good and higher grades, and also I will study hard and also my notes, and I will never be spend more money, for now I will save my allowance.

Miyerkules, Enero 9, 2013

Movie Poster Project

Genre: Folklore                                                    Subgenre: Fairytale


“Tangle” is a fairytale because we know that Rapunzel and Prince Flynn has a magic and talking with animals, and its starts with once upon a time, like fantasy but much older.

Actresses: Mandy Moore as Rapunzel
      Donna Murphy as Mother Guthel

Actors: Zachary Levi as Flynn Rider
  Ron Perlman as Stabbing Brother

Types of Poetry

Types of Poetry

Acrostic Poetry:
In Acrostic poems, the first letters of each line are aligned vertically to form a word. The word often is the subject of the poem.

Loves to play on the computer
Always humorous
Unique in every way
Running, jumping, tumbling at gym
Exceptionally bright

Cinquain Poetry:
Cinquain poems are five lines long with a certain number of syllables or words in each. Cinquain poems do not rhyme. There are many ways to write cinquain poems. Here is an example of one cinquain pattern.
Line 1: Title - one word or two syllables
Line 2: Description or example of the title - 2 words or four syllables
Line 3: Action about the title - a 3 word phrase or six syllables
Line 4: a 4 word phrase describing a feeling about the title or 8 syllables
Line 5: Synonym for the title - one word - 2 syllables

Line 1: Panther
Line 2: Sleek, graceful
Line 3: Running, hiding, emerging
Line 4: Happy to be free
Line 5: Cat

The couplet is the easiest of the verse forms. It consists of two lines with an end rhyme.
Grandmother sits in her old rocking chair.
She rocks and she rocks all day there.

Diamante poems are easy poems to write. You need to think of a subject and its opposite and then follow the format listed below:

First line: one word (subject).
Second line: two adjectives describing the subject
Third line: three words ending in -ing telling about the subject
Fourth line: four words, the first two describe the subject and the last two describe its opposite
Fifth line: three words ending in -ing telling about the opposite
Sixth line: two adjectives describing the opposite
Seventh line: one word (opposite from the first line)

A form of centuries old Japanese poetry that consists of seventeen syllables and has nature as its subject or theme. Haiku is very short and has a 5-7-5 syllable structure with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, and 5 syllables in the third line. With just a couple of words, haiku poetry conveys emotion. It suggests that the reader look and listen to the world.

As I lay and gaze
Blue skies and white clouds
Billowing high above me

Tanka is another form of Japanese poetry that consists of 31 syllables (5-7-5-7-7). The themes for Tanka are love, nature, seasons, and friendships,
Here is an example of Tanka:

Wind blowing my face
Making my cheeks rosy red
It's biting my nose
And chilling through all my bones
It is pushing me along

Elements of Story

Elements of a Story

Characters and how we get to know them: 
1. through the author's physical description of them
2. Their actions
3. Their words
4. Their inner thoughts
5. Through what other characters say and think about them

Plot - A pattern of events that develops from the interactions between characters.

A plot is a pattern of events in a cause and effect relationship.
1. Cause - Things that make something happen.
2. Effect - What happens because something was done.

- The problems the characters encounter. Their conflicts can be:
1. External - conflict with others and with nature
2. Internal - conflict within themselves

Setting - Time and place of the story

Theme - The meaning behind the events and the characters' actions.

Narrative - The Point of View and Verbal tense of the narrator. How much the narrator intrudes into the story.

Elements of Poetry

Elements of Poetry

Rhythm: This is the music made by the statements of the poem, which includes the syllables in the lines. The best method of understanding this is to read the poem aloud, and understand the stressed and unstressed syllables. Listen for the sounds and the music made when we hear the lines spoken aloud. How do the words resonate with each other? How do the words flow when they are linked with one another? Does sound right? Do the words fit with each other? These are the things you consider while studying the rhythm of the poem.

Stanza: Stanza in poetry is defined as a smaller unit or group of lines or a paragraph in a poem. A particular stanza has a specific meter, rhyme scheme, etc. Based on the number of lines, stanzas are named as couplet (2 lines), Tercet (3 lines), Quatrain (4 lines), Cinquain (5 lines), Sestet (6 lines), Septet (7 lines), Octave (8 lines).
Rhyme: A poem may or may not have a rhyme. When you write poetry that has rhyme, it means that the last words or sounds of the lines match with each other in some form. Rhyme is basically similar sounding words like 'cat' and 'hat', 'close' and 'shows', 'house' and 'mouse', etc. Free verse poetry, though, does not follow this system.

Alliteration: This is also used in several poems for sound effect. Several words in the sentence may begin with the same alphabet or syllable sound. For example, in the sentence "Many minute miniature moments," the sound of the alphabet 'M' (phonetic sound /m/) is repeated in all the four words continuously. When you say those words aloud, the sound effect generated is called Alliteration.

Theme: This is what the poem is all about. The theme of the poem is the central idea that the poet wants to convey. It can be a story, or a thought, or a description of something or someone; anything that the poem is about.

Imagery: Imagery is also one of the important elements of a poem. This device is used by the poet for readers to create an image in their imagination. Imagery appeals to all the five senses. For e.g., when the poet describes, 'the flower is bright red', an image of a red flower is immediately created in the reader's mind.

Sound Devices: Are resources used by poets to convey and reinforce the meaning or experience of poetry through the skillful use of sound.  After all, poets are trying to use a concentrated blend of sound and imagery to create an emotional response.  The words and their order should evoke images, and the words themselves have sounds, which can reinforce or otherwise clarify those images.  All in all, the poet is trying to get you, the reader, to sense a particular thing, and the use of sound devices are some of the poet’s tools.

Mood/Tone: The tone of the poem is the "voice" you imagine the poem is read in. It can be angry or sinister or sad etc. The mood is very close to the tone as the tone often adds to the mood of the poem. The mood is the overall feeling of the poem, this can be created by the tone or by the language choices of the poem, for example if the mood is sad there may be a lot of words that are related to death (connotations) there may also be lots of punctuation that slows the reader down, also the writer may use a rhythm that is quite somber.

Couplets Poetry


The couplet is the easiest of the verse forms. It consists of two lines with an end rhyme.

Cinquain Poetry

Cinquain Poetry:

Cinquain poems are five lines long with a certain number of syllables or words in each. Cinquain poems do not rhyme. There are many ways to write cinquain poems. Here is an example of one cinquain pattern.

Epitaph Poetry

An epitaph is a commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument written in praise, or reflecting the life, of a deceased person. 

Acrostic Poetry

An acrostic poem is very easy to write.  It can be about any subject. This kind of poem can be written  in  different ways, but the simplest form is to put the letters that spell your subject down the side of your page.