Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Of Stressful and Busy Weeks

This week on our EFL class we learn about different types of irony. The topic was introduced to us through the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Earlier this week we were assigned to do a research on Edgar Allan Poe's life. After researching and understanding his life we knew that his life was somehow miserable he was never truly happy. He was known to be the father of horror and mysterious short story as well as the father of short story. The Raven and The Cask of Amontillado are two of many short stories he had written.

Poe always has some types of irony in his work. To understand more about irony, we were given one of his masterpieces, The Cask of Amontillado. We read the story and we also try to compare it to the film. The story is about a guy named Montressor who was seeking revenge to his friend Fortunato, who was a wine connoisseur. In killing or burying Fortunato alive, but somehow Montressor felt guilty this can be proven with this story. He wrote this story as his confession of killing Fortunato and he felt guilty of doing it.

Through this we learn about the three types of irony, Verbal irony, Situational Irony and Dramatic Irony. We were also asked to identify the three types of irony in the story of “The Cask of Amontillado.” Aside from learning irony, we also learn a few new words like catacombs, which means the place where they buries the death and impunity which means exemption from punishment or loss or escape from fines. Not only English words, we also learn 2 Latin phrases, which are, Nemo me impune laccesit which means no one attacks me with impunity and In pace requiescat which means rest in peace.

Outside our EFL class we also have something interesting coming our way next week. Although it’s not for the whole school, it’s quite important for us. The basketball teams, the girls and the boys are joining a competition in Kanaan Global School. It will start on the 14th of September and let’s just pray that we will win this thing. This week is a busy week for us on last Wednesday, September 9 two of our representative went to Kanaan Global School for the Technical Meeting. We also have our last practice last Friday to make sure that both of our teams are ready for the match.

The building is not fully finished as we all know, but this week, they open a new section of the school. It’s the balcony at the end of the hallway. It’s more bright now in the school, however if you take a look at the scenery from the balcony, it is not pretty. When you take a look all you can see is unfinished building and workers pacing back and forth. Although that is a bit disappointing, there is one cool feature that is added. The school installed speakers throughout the school so during dismissal time, you can hear songs being played throughout the school.

I think that is all interesting things we have this week in school. There are a lot of stories not told in this update but those are minor things and unimportant stories. The update of the blog will be posted as soon as possible, but until then, see you later.

( By; T-Rex - Vianca )

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