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What is a Genre? (Jun-rah)

Definition: a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.

Some different types of Genres: Comedy, Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy

Comedy: Professional entertainment consisting of jokes and satirical sketches, intended to make an audience laugh.

Fiction: Literature in the form of prose, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people.

Horror: A thing causing a feeling of fear, shock, or disgust; a literary or film genre concerned with arousing feelings of horror.

Fantasy: The faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable.

A few of my favorite books/movies: Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Liv and Maddie, Ella Enchanted, and Stranger Things.

what type of Genre(s) they are:

Harry Potter : Fantasy

Alice in Wonderland : Fantasy, or Fiction

Liv and Maddie : Comedy

Ella Enchanted : Fantasy, or Fiction

Stranger Things  : Horror

 

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Petrarch

Petrarch was an Italian poet and his style of thought and adventurous nature did not fit the mold of the culture around him. This made everyone so interested in his form of thought and nature that they made him a teacher.

Petrarch was born in 1304 and unlike many people of that day he learned to read and write.

He is seen as the first tourist because he traveled around Europe simply for the enjoyment of travel.

In 1336 he climbed Mt. Ventoux just for fun. This ‘mount’ wasn’t very big but this was the first ever recorded person to climb a ‘mountain’ just to see the surroundings from atop.

Petrarch was the first to think of the Middle Ages as the “Dark Ages”.

He brought a new period of light to the culture of Europe, that was considered the “Enlightened Age”

This new time period became known as the “Renaissance” or “rebirth” and Petrarch became known as the “Father of Humanism” or the “Father of the Renaissance”.

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History essay Egypt

This is my first essay of the year and it is about Egypt. It does not have to be long so this will only cover some facts about Egypt.

Egypt is part of Africa and has many interesting facts about it. The Nile River is a river that is in Egypt, it is the longest in the world and runs South-North, this is not what a river usually does and that’s another reason why it is so irregular.  Egypt also has many deserts that are big and hot. One of them is the Sahara desert and I’m pretty sure it is one of the, or the, largest desert in the world. 

Egypt is also known for its pyramids. They used to build these as burial places for their kings, pharaohs.

If you ever visit the Sahara desert you will find that it is extremely hot in the day, but actually gets pretty chill and night. You would hardly see rain and even if you did it would not last for very long. This place is so hot that without protection from the sun (hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and even an umbrella) Because it’s so hot in the day you would where shorts and tank tops but, at night you’d want to wear warm comfy pj’s. On the plus side, you would get really tan.

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My Mother

My mother is the person I look up to the most, and can thank for a lot of things. She takes me to voice every Tuesday, theater on Wednesday, co-op on Thursday, grandmas on Monday, church on Sunday, and Tae-Kwon-Do on Tuesday as well. (The co-op takes almost half an hour to get too.) She also let’s me go hang out at my friends all day, after all of my school work is done, and it’s the best! She is super sweet and I look up to her for almost everything.

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Charlemagne

Charlemagne (c.742-814), also known as Karl and Charles the Great, was a medieval emperor who ruled much of Western Europe from 768 to 814. In 771, Charlemagne became king of the Franks, a Germanic tribe in present-day Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and western Germany.  As a skilled military strategist, he spent much of his reign engaged in warfare in order to accomplish his goals. In 800 Pope Leo III crowned him, Holy Emperor of the Romans. He forced his people to become Christians, and when there was a riot, he committed what we call, the Massacre of Verdun. Where he killed 4500 revolting Saxon slaves. This pretty much ended all the revolts. When Charlemagne died in 814, he spent the last of his days in depression because of all the things he wanted to do that he was never able to accomplish, or see.

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MY FAVORITE HOBBY

One of my favorite hobbies is, singing! I love to sing my favorite radio songs and make up my own. One of my favorite songs is called Cheerleader. My friend and I love this song and sing it together sometimes. I have another favorite hobby, and its swimming! I love to go swimming, at the beach, at my cousins neighborhood club house, and at dimple dell. I love the water, either when I’m drinking it or swimming in it it’s awesome. 

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Saxons

The Saxons were a Germanic people whose name was given in the early Middle Ages to a large country near the North Sea coast of what is now Germany.

Religion

The Saxons were pagans when they came to Britain. They worshiped gods of nature and held springs, wells, rocks, and trees in reverence. Religion was not a source of spiritual revelation, it was a means of ensuring success in material things. For example, you might pray to a particular goddess for a successful harvest, or for victory in battle. A few of the main Anglo-Saxon gods were Tiw, Wodin (Odin), Thor, and Friya, whose names are remembered in our days of the week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Clothing

The robe or tunic gathered at the waist was the common garment for a man, completed by hose and soft shoes. For a woman the robe or dress extended to the feet. The usual materials were linen and woolens, the more expensive outfits being marked by colorful dyes and exotic borders. Brooches were used to fasten clothing by rich and poor, and amulets of stones were worn for luck.

Food

The Saxons diets consisted mainly of bread, ale, cheese, and pork. Though they also used a lot of honey, herbs, spices, and vegetables.

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The Split of the Churches

The split between the Roman Catholic church and the Eastern Orthodox church. They used to be one big church, all put together with two leaders. It was difficult however, because the church leaders both spoke different languages and they had many small arguments. But despite that, the reason they split up was because of many small arguments, but also because in 1054 Michael Cerularius tried to fix these small arguments and the contention by trying to get rid of the Latin church. This did not work and later they split up. Like I said before, it was not just because of that but also because they had many small arguments. We are going to look at some of the differences, and then what the two split churches became.

West

The people in the West allowed the Pope to run the church as he pleased, he was on an easy hook. This church later became, after the split, the Roman Catholic church. The church was separate from the state in the West.

 

East

The Pope was not allowed to govern the church as the West saw fit. The Eastern part became the Eastern Orthodox church, the Pope did not govern and it was under the state’s jurisdiction.

 

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Jack London’s writing style

I had to give an essay talking about the differences between the way Jack London writes his books and another writer. Jack London goes into the characters heads, he kind of explains what they are thinking, he also sets up a theme, or a situation, throughout different parts of  his books. White Fang is a really good book, has really good wording, you can understand it, and it is a fun book to read. He tells you a lot of what’s going on in different view points. He tells it to you as if you were watching it, and then he goes into the eyes of the character. Even  though White Fang is the only book I’ve read of his, I really liked it and think I would like other books of his.

 

 

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English Essay Harry Potter

   My essay for English today is supposed to be about a book I read over the summer, or just one of my favorite books. So the book I’m going to summarize is one of my favorite books I have ever read, Harry Potter.

   Harry Potter is a series of eight books. Harry Potter is about a boy named Harry Potter and how he finds out that he is a wizard. Each book is about a different year in the wizard school, Hogwarts. The eighth book however, is actually about his kids and some of the trials one of them in particular, Albus Severus Potter, has during his time at school. There are some very funny parts in each book and an amazing adventure that makes you want to keep reading. The first book summarizes the first year in Hogwarts. Harry Potter is a famous wizard because when He Who Must Not Be Named (Voldemort) the darkest and most powerful wizard there ever was tried to kill him, he survived, and because of this he has a lighting shaped scar. He Who Must Not Be Named   somehow lost all his power and fled. Sadly both Lilly and James Potter (Harry’s parents) died because of this attack. Harry is raised by his aunt and uncle, who hate wizards and are very mean to him, until he’s 11, that’s when he starts getting letters to go to wizard school. His aunt and uncle burn all the letters and soon go on a vacation far away so that the letters can’t get to them. But they’re wrong and Harry ends up going to school. I won’t tell any more so that I don’t give spoilers, but you should read this.