Thursday, April 30, 2009

numberr 6

- Her aunt is moving to England
- The narrator watched her aunt as a machine melted slik together
- The narrator knew her father would always give her a present.
- She wasnt able to wer most of the stuff her step father gave to her
- The narrators step father wants her to move in w. him

- Why did her stepfather want her to move in w. him ?
- Were the presents for her birthday?
- why hasn't the narrator been taught to dance when her stepmother was such a goodd dancer
- Why did she go to a catholic school if her family didn't seem to be religious?

- rheumatism-any disorder of the extremities or back, characterized by pain and stiffness.
- chemises-a woman's loose-fitting, shirt like undergarment

- "Hours and hours and hours I thought" : repetition

She talks about many things that she has to forget about for some reason.

numberr 5

- The narrator started crying after what happened w. the girl and boy who were following her.
- She went to a catholic school with nuns
- The girl began to crack her knuckles, trying to intimidate the narrator
- Another boy helped the narrator with the books she dropped
- Alexander comforted the narrator.

- What made the narrator cry ?
- Why didn't the nuns try to amke her feel better ?
- What is so nice about Helen's hair that the narrator wants her hair to look like hers ?
- Why didn't they have any looking-glass?

pelted-to attack or assail with repeated blows or with missiles.
jostling-to bump, push, shove, brush against, or elbow roughly or rudely.
basin-a circular container with a greater width than depth, becoming smaller toward the bottom, used chiefly to hold water or other liquid, esp. for washing.

- "He had the eyes of a dead fish" : metaphor

Basically explains her talking to a nun in school.

numberr 4

- The family saw a parrot die, it was caught on fire
- It was bad luck to see a parrot die
- It's like backwards here.

- Were the black people given more respect than white people ?
- Why were white people called white niggers?
- Where did the superstition of parrots dieing come from ?
- Why was the narrator being followed while walking to school?

- horripilate : the raising of the hairs on the skin as a response to cold or fear; goose bumps or goose pimples
- harridan : a scolding old woman; nag
- contumely : Rudeness or contempt arising from arrogance; insolence.


This part of the book is basically about how her family had to leave their house.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

numberr 3

- Mr. Mason dislikedd Aunt Cora.
- Just as Aunt Cora's husband dislikedd her family.
- And he hated the West Indies.
- There was an old mans bloody hand near the stable.
- Annette was not being resonable

- Why didn't Mr. Mason likee Aunt Cora?
- Why didn't Aunt Cora's husband like her family?
- & her husband hate the West Indies?

- stimulte : to rouse to action or effort, as by encouragement or pressure; spur on.
- quavered : to perform trills in singing or on a musical instrument.
- erosive : wearing away by friction

- "Let sleepin dogs lie" : hyperbole
- "the called us white cockroaches" : metaphorr.

- The section explained the narrators childhood in a bit more detail.

numberr 2

FiveCmmnts ;
- It was very hard to understand the first few pages of the chapter
- Rhys was talking about people w.out mentioing names to leave the reader in suspense.
- The narrator disliked her fathers second wife becuase she was too young.
- Mr. Luttrell grew tired of waiting and had his own misfortunes

- Why did Mr. Luttrell grow tired of waiting?
- And for wht ?
- Wht possedd to go andd swin out intoo the seaa ?!
- Has Mr. Luttrell been found yet ?

ThreeVocabb ;
- Rejuvenate : to make young or youthful again.
- distinctly : without doubt; unmistakably.
- prosperous : having or characterized by financial success or good fortune

TwooLiteraryTerms ;
- "...underneath the tree ferns, tall as forest trees ferns..." : methaphor

OneOverviewSentence ;
- In this section, the narrator explained more her relationship w. her father and new stepmother.

Wide Sagrasso Sea

- Jean Rhys, was born at Roseau, Dominica
- Her family was never really poor.
- Her father was a Welsh doctor and her mother was a Creole- a white west indian
-Jean came to England at the age of 16 to a Duth Poet.

- What did Rhys parents oppose of her marring a Dutch ?
- Why did Jean leave England and then return back to England ?
- Why did Rhys disapper after writing Good Morning, Midnight?
- Are all of Rhys books personal to her ?

- emancipated : not restricted by custom, tradition, superstition
- immensely : huge ; vast.

- These few pages were just overviewns on Ryhs life and past.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

fiive-4-tree-2-wun ( numberr siix )

1. Opium be came in very hiqh demand in China.

2. China bouqht alot of opium from Turkey and India.
3. Opium ppopy plants qrew plentyful in India, and it was close to China.
4. During the 18 and 19 centuries, China had imported so much opium that it outstripped all production, local and global.
5. Now that there is an unlimited supply of opium grown in India, they needed betterr ships to ship all the opium to China.

1. So, really opium was qood for many others thinq besides consumption because the more opium that was exported, the more advaned ships needed to qet ... this really isnt a question is it?
2. Why, all of a sudden, did China qet so addicted to opium ?
3. Am I qoinq to qet points off for not askinq a question above ?
3. Kiddinq. ^_^. Wouldn`t China`s overall proformance in reqularr, work and school activities qo down if every one was addicted to opium ?
4. Is the opium trade just exsistinq to fill China`s needs at this point ?

1. stimulated - to rouse to action or effort, as by encouragement or pressure; spur on
2. demographic - of or pertaining to demography.
3. suppressant - a substance that suppresses an undesirable action or condition

1. China has taken over most of the opium trade. Not by exportinq thouqh, but importinq most if not all the Turkey and Indian opium.