Evening in Paradise Activity

In class with Pato, we had to read the poem Evening in Paradise and we then had to complete the following task.


Before reading the poem, do research on John Milton.

What kind of writer was he? Explain.

Milton was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. Milton’s poetry and prose reflect deep personal convictions, a passion for freedom and self-determination, and the urgent issues and political turbulence of his day. He belonged to Romantic poetry and was also known as a metaphysical poet. This meant he inclined to the personal and intellectual complexity and concentration in his poems. Metaphysical poetry is less concerned with expressing feeling than with analyzing it, using especially obliquity, irony, and paradox often reinforced by a dramatic directness of language and by rhythms derived from that of living speech.

-He wrote Paradise Lost. What is it about?

Paradise Lost is an epic poem written in blank verse. The poem, said to be his mayor work, narrates a story about Satan and about Adam and Eve. In the poem, Milton tries to show his opposition to the English church and what it represented.

-Now, read the poem and say what you understand from it using your own words. (work on vocabulary)

This beautiful poem is an extract from the whole poem Paradise Lost. In it, Milton tries to describe Adam and Eve’s life in Paradise and at the same time shows the war between God and Satan. Moreover, it’s very interesting to see Milton’s descriptions of the weather and nature, as they are too vivid and portray a nice image of Dusk, also showing the Paradise’s beauty. In addition, Milton provides a different view from Catholicism as he gives many unrealistic qualities to Eden or the Paradise.  Finally, Milton also conveys a lot of tranquility, as he describes a lot the night and as a time to relax and rest.

Here’s a SlideShare Pato made with important information about the poem and the writer: evening in Paradise



The first 12 lines show an analogy between evening and paradise. The writes expresses that night is beautiful, it’s the time when you rest, when you are at peace. This description of the night is used to explain heaven, paradise. Both have similar features, such as resting, being at peace, being beautiful, and so the explanation of the evening is used to compare and explain heaven too; that’s why it is said to be an analogy.



-Day/night: “twiglight” “lightingale” “moon” “dark” “wakeful” “silence” “descant”

-Nature: “lightingale” “beast” “bird” “nests”

_Jewelry: “sapphires” “glowed” “hesperus” “brightest” “majesty”



  1. Enjambent is used to catch the reader’s attention, to keep him trapped and following the poem until the end.
  2. There is a very powerful analogy  in the poem. There is an analogy between sleep and death. The poet is using the “night”, the “rest”, “noon” to explain a greater thing, heaven, death and afterlife. This is made because sometimes, to explain such a great and complex topic as death, it’s better to use analogies with normal, daily thing such as sleeping.
  3. Personification is also used in the poem. “Silence was now pleased.”. In this line we can see that there is a personification. SIlence is givene human characteristics, silence cannot be pleased. 



In my opinion, it can be seen from both point of views, since an analogy is made. The peacful natural scene could be sleeping, that could also be accositaed with death. But, now, it depends on what do you think when you think about a funeral scene. Aren’t funerals natural scenes? I think that they completely are because we are all surely going to die so it’s natural. Aren’t funerals peaceful? In my opinion they also are, maybe the person that died was suffering from a horrible disease and now she is in rest, finally tranquil.


“light” “fresh morning” “labour” “eyelids” “retire” “risen” “work”

Trabajo Literatura

En Literatura, con Agustin Bravo, Alina Claps, Francesca Costamagna y Victoria Lupi completamos las siguientes consignas.


Trabajo Literatura


Leer el texto y decir si es Literatura

  • Explicar por qué creen que es Literatura o por que creen que no
  • Identificar un elemento esencial por el cual crees que es Literatura
  • Describir los rasgos y características que lo conviertan en el tipo textual identificado
  • Escribir un texto de más de 100 palabras en el que des una definición y justificar respuesta.
  1. Nosotros creemos que el texto es Literatura porque contiene la palabra escrita, es una narración de hecho, dentro de la cual encontramos una descripción y un diálogo entre otras.
  2. Un elemento esencial por el cual creemos que es literatura principalmente es el hecho de que se narran una serie de acontecimientos y la presencia de sus personajes llevándolos a cabo.
  3. Este texto pertenece a la literatura y debido a sus rasgos y características lo identificamos como una narración. Principalmente, está narración se caracteriza por el relato de sucesos y sus personajes participando en ellos.
  4. La Literatura puede definirse como un arte compuesto por la palabra, usualmente de manera escrita. La literatura es algo esencial para la cultura, ya que a través de la literatura se transmite conocimiento. La Literatura puede presentarse de varios modos, incluso de modo oral, ya que lo relevante es la presencia de la palabra y una narración de sucesos o hechos. El texto dado aparenta pertenecer a un cuento ya que representa un capítulo. Este mismo muestra comenzar como un diálogo, y termina convirtiéndose en una narración. En la misma podemos ver cómo se “relata” una serie de sucesos característico de la narración.

History Last Virtual Period

TASK: In it, you have to do some research on the development of the railway network in Argentina (as influenced by the English) in the 1800. Provide also a map of the network at the time. (You can/should establish a comparison with the network nowadays and/or with the network in England in the 1800).

The building of a new Argentina in the second half of the nineteenth century is invariably connected with the laying of the railway lines through the country, most of them by British engineering. After the fall of Rosas in 1852, liberal economic policies were introduced by men who had been forced to flee the country during the dictatorship and, in exile, had been in contact with European ideas and customs.

At hand in every event was a Briton. Britons placed more long-term investment in South America during the nineteenth century than in any other geographic region. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay received the lion’s share.’ Britain’s interest in Spanish America had always been strong. All secured advances in Britain’s relations with Buenos Aires. Treaties for communications, transport and navigation were signed in the 1850s, paving the way for a mass of investment that began with the railways.

The Central Argentine was not such an English line in appearance. The concession went to a North American, William Wheelwright, in May 1863. One year later another North American, Allan Campbell, presented the plans for a line running from Rosario to Cordoba over nearly 300 miles. Thomas Armstrong, who had acquired vast landholdings in the territory that the Central was to cross, became one of the railway’s principal representatives. The line started with an authorized capital of £1.6 million and was completed in 1870. Extensions to the north followed as well as south to Buenos Aires, by absorption of smaller companies. The names of the Central’s shareholders are repeated in company after company as if between them they had much of the country to themselves.

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Railway Network by 1800:

Railway Network now:

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British Railway today:

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Ensayo Literatura

Trabajo práctico para presentar el 17/11 (fecha límite 18/11):

Escribir un ensayo argumentativo en el cual se justifique la relación de los cuentos de El llano en llamas, de Juan Rulfo, con la narrativa característica de los autores del boom latinoamericano.

Presentar al menos 3 argumentos.
Utilizar citas pertinentes.
Analizar ambos cuentos leídos en clase.


Juan Rulfo(16 de mayo de 1917 – 7 de enero de 1986), fue un escritor mexicano, perteneciente a la generación del 52. La reputación de Rulfo se asienta en dos libros: El Llano en llamas y la novela Pedro Páramo. Juan Rulfo es un escritor propio del boom latinoamericano y sus dos obras más conocidas pertenecen a el boom también. El boom es un fenómeno editorial de latinoamérica que se dio en el siglo XX. En este caso me voy a centrar en cómo El llano en llamas que como es del boom presenta las características de latinoamérica.

Los cuentos de Rulfo tienen una clara relación con el boom latinoamericano, en este caso podemos ver que en ambos cuentos se nota la opresión política. Esto quiere decir que en los dos cuentos del llano en llamas está o estuvo una guerra civil. Además se muestra a la imagen del gobierno injusta y no interesada en en las personas, corrupta. Rulfo muestra el contexto político de latinoamérica, en donde las guerras civiles y las injusticias pasan seguido. En el cuento nos han dado la tierra se puede ver la injusticia del gobierno y el clima de posguerra. En este cuento se muestra cómo unos hombres que habían participado de la guerra estaban reclamando unas tierras que les habían prometido, el gobierno desinteresado les da las del llano. Las tierras del llano no servían y ellos se terminaron quedando en otras tierras.”…el llano no lo queríamos. Queríamos lo que estaba junto al río… El delegado no venía a conversar con nosotros… nos dijo: – no se vayan a asustar por tener tanto terreno para ustedes solos” En esta cita se puede ver el claro desinterés del gobierno y la injusticia que esto provoca y el clima de posguerra.
En La noche que lo dejaron solo el clima de de guerra civil se puede sentir más ya que está sucediendo.Además se puede notar la presencia de un gobierno desinteresado e injusto. Esto se puede ver en el protagonista del cuento, ya que mataron a sus tíos debido a la guerra y él está escapando del bando contrario, que nos podemos dar cuenta que es el ganador, para que no lo maten.

Otra característica que se presenta en relación al boom en ambos cuentos es la situación económica en el que se presentan los personajes de ambos cuentos. En los dos cuentos los personajes están en una situación de pobreza esto puede ser por la situación política en que se vive. En el cuento nos han dado la tierra se ve muy claro, los personajes son pobres y están buscando lo prometido por el gobierno, si ellos no necesitaran la tierra no la buscarían con tanto entusiasmo o necesidad. Además la pobreza no solo se ve reflejada en los protagonistas si no en todos los que participan del cuento y hasta el clima del cuento nos da indicaciones de que el país no está bien económicamente. “Oye. Teban, ¿de dónde pepenaste la gallina?—> siempre que salgo lejos cargo con ella” esta cita demuestra la pobreza en que vive este hombre que no tenía ni para darle de comer a su gallina.
En el cuento la noche que lo dejaron solo también se nota la pobreza del país y también es producida por la la situación política. Esto se ve ya que dormían en cualquier lugar por la guerra y parecía normal.

Por último la característica que relaciona a los dos cuentos con el boom latinoamericano es la de la naturaleza. En ambos cuentos Rulfo muestra como es la naturaleza de latinoamérica. Muestra una imagen muy grande como es el llano y las grandes sierras. En el cuento nos han dado la tierra esto se puede notar muy fácilmente ya que Rulfo describe sin parar la llanura y el exhaustivo clima. “Uno platica aquí y las palabras se le calientan en la boca con el calor de afuera, y se le resecan a uno en la lengua hasta que acaban con el resuello.” En el cuento La noche que lo dejaron solo Rulfo describe la sierra y el clima en los lugares que estuvieron. “Esta debía de ser la sierra de que le habían hablado. Allá abajo al tiempo tibio, y ahora acá arriba este frío que se le metía por debajo del gabán”.

Nos podemos dar cuenta la relación de los cuentos de El llano en llamas, de Juan Rulfo, con la narrativa característica de los autores del boom latinoamericano debido a las características que estos dos cuentos comparten entre sí además de las ya dichas como la naturaleza, la opresión política y económica y más características que relacionan estos dos cuentos entre sí y el boom latinoamericano.


Actividad 1

La visita a villa ocampo fue una experiencia inolvidable. A mi personalmente me gusto mucho y pude además de conocer un poco mas la historia de las ocampo, ver en donde vivían y en que condiciones. La casa era muy lujosa con muebles y decoraciones muy elegantes. Tenía un jardín enorme y muy colorido. Ademas pudimos ver algunas cosas de las ocampo que usaban en aquellos días y la guía, que era muy amable,nos contó algunas anécdotas sobre las hermanas y sobre algunos lugares de la casa. La visita fue una gran experiencia y creo que nos gusto a todos.


Actividad 2

A-El coronel es un hombre mayor casado de unos 70 años (aproximadamente). Tiene grandes orejas, pelo negro y cabeza grande. Es el personaje principal, no tiene un nombre propio que lo identifique y todos en el pueblo lo conocen como el coronel.

B- “Era don Sabas, el padrino de su hijo muerto, el único dirigente de su partido que escapó a la persecución política”

“Este entierro es un acontecimiento -dijo el coronel-. Es el primer muerto de muerte natural que tenemos en muchos años.”

C- la cita “ya tomé -mintió el coronel-. Todavía quedaba una cucharada grande” nos muestra que el coronel y su mujer son extremadamente pobres y como no quedaba mas cafe le da la ultima cucharada a su mujer debido a que estaba enferma y la ama.

D- El coronel tiene un gallo de pelea de “mascota”

E- Agustin es el difunto hijo del coronel y su mujer, este murió de joven.

Virtual Period “Marie Antoinette”

This is a double virtual period, so your deadline is: October, 13th.

Finish watching the movie “Marie Antoinette”, by Sofia Coppola. (The link was provided by Alina in your Facebook group).

Then, answer the following questions and post them in your blogs:

1- Marie Antoinette is sometimes referred to as “The Teenage Queen”. What attitudes in the movie can show that?
She is refered as “ The Teenage queen” because of her behaviour. She went to many parties and drunk a lot, and seemed to be very desinteresed. Her actions show that she behaved as a teenager, she did the same things teenagers did.

2- After her first child is born she shows many changes in her attitude and lifestyle. How? Provide examples. Why do you think that happens?

She changed but not entirely as she did not stop going to parties. Her first change was moving to the farm, it was a good decision. There she taught her daughter and showed to be more mature than before. She decided to do this changes in her life due to the fact that she was responsible for her daughter.

3- Some historians have often suggested that Marie Antoinette’s behaviour helped encourage agitation in the people at the beginning of the Revolution. Can you find any instances in the movie that confirm or deny this claim?

She did cause agitation in the people because she showed desinteres due to the fact she spent lots of money in dresses and jewelry. The makes a picture of this very clearly.

4- Towards the end of the movie, we see a more mature woman. How does she show she has somehow stopped being “The Teenage Queen”?

She showed a changed during all the movie and does the final step of that change in the end as she decides to stay with her husband when the people was attacking them. She knew the risks but she decided to supoort her husband. This action showed a big change from the beginning of the movie. She showed a lot of maturity.


Literature Virtual Period: Soldier, Rest!

In our literature class we studied the poem Soldier, Rest! and Pato gave us a virtual period so we worked on the poem. The virtual period consisted in choosing another poem that was about war as “Soldier, Rest!” and analyse it and compare it with “Soldier Rest!”.

I chose “Grass” BY CARL SANDBURG

Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and let me work—
                                          I am the grass; I cover all.
And pile them high at Gettysburg
And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.
Shovel them under and let me work.
Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:
                                          What place is this?
                                          Where are we now?
                                          I am the grass.
                                          Let me work.
In this poem the speaker is the Grass, therefore there is a personifaction. The tone poem of the poem is sadness and it has not any metaphoras. The themes of “Grass” are warfare, death and rest in peace. This poem written by Carl  Sandburg, that  volunteered to go to the military , is about is about war obviously, but specially when the soldiers are dead and are burried. As I said before the grass is the speaker and names some of the places where the war was fought. In my opinion it is very similar to “Soldier, Rest!” as it tackles the same main idea, rest after death, rest in peace. And both writers participated in the war.
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Literature Virtual Period ‘An Englishman’s Home’

Task of the week:

Get together (2-3 people) and choose 5 questions to explore in detail. Write the answers in your blog.

I worked with Agustin Reynal and Felix Okecki

1) Coda is an ending part of a work of literature or drama that is separate from the earlier parts. In this story we can say that ‘Coda’ is present because the ending differs from what during the story the center was. At first, as we all know, Metcalfe’s desire of becoming a true countryman or old rich was the point in which the story was developing but later the center of this satire changes and are the two unknown brothers who bought their territory. Clearly the ending part is separate from the earlier parts.

3) during the whole story, the aristocracy as it was at the top of the status of society is trying to leave a side or below them the new rich. As at that time was not well seen by aristocrats to have a relationship with new rich or other lower class people, Lady Peabury by saying “ I was just getting ready to go out” is hiding the relation with Mr Metcalfe. This is one example. Also, “build” is the main word expressing how the aristocracy is not letting anything interfere in their path. As we read in the story, a group of businessman are trying to “build” in their territory, but for old rich this can not happened. “Build. It was a word so hideous that no one in Much Malcock dare to use it above a whisper”. This quote shows how for this countrymen was a tragedy to have a building in there as everything will be ruined. This is clearly an exaggeration that expresses that they were so mind closed of not even give an opportunity to something else.


6) We can find in the story two different images, the countryside where old rich lived and the urban area where industries, factories and people worked.
The countryside was a large and flowered piece fo land area. Few people lived in there in luxurious houses, the aristocrats. This large pieces of land were not used to work, it was a waste, and belonged to the aristocracy for years.
The story does not gives a complete image of the urban area, it is not so present. But the story deals with industrialisation due to the fact that this topic is what  brings the “problem” to the story. The urban area is represented by the two men that were “planning” to build a factory, and so aristocrats became crazy as their beautiful houses and garden would be contaminated. Industrialisation for aristocrats was the worst thing ever.

7) Mr. Metcalfe is the character shown as the outsider, he wants to belong, and the two men who are going to “build” are also outsiders. But Mr. Metcalfe is treated with respect and the people that lived in there did not hate him although he was a new rich. Instead the two men are treated as “intruders” and as the enemy. By the end of the story the newcomer, Mr. Metcalfe is not accepted but shares something with the true countrymen and that build a relationship although true countrymen did not wanted.

9) The letters are used in terms of charcacter, narrative and reader response, as Mr. Metcalfe tries to inform the others that a construction is going on. But this letters show more that terms of the character, narrative and reader response, they show how stubborn the old rich are, also Mr. Metcalfe, and they make the ironic element in the story, as they show a satire of old rich.