Virginia Woolf Biography

Virginia Woolf

  1. write down important facts about her life
  2. her influence on women writers
  3. the technique she introduced in Literature

Answers:

  1. She was born on January 25, 1882 in London, England. She died on March 28, 1941 in Lewes, Sussex, England. She was an english novelist, critic, and essayist. Her novels can be described as impressionistic, a literary style which attempts to inspire impressions rather than recreating reality. She studied german, greek and latin at the Ladies Department of King’s College London. She had mood swings and depression: she committed suicide in 1941. She began battling psychological issues right after her two half brothers sexually abused her. These issues worsened when her mother and one of her sisters died and were worsened even more after her father’s death, which led to her first stay in a mental health facility.
  2. Virginia tries to show in her novels that women can be satisfied without the company or the dependence of men. In the majority of her works, she portrays her feminist attitudes so that her ideas can be expressed
  3. In the writing, she masterfully employed the stream of consciousness technique which stresses “free writing”. In literary criticism, stream of consciousness is a narrative mode that seeks to portray an individual’s point of view by giving the written equivalent of the character’s thought processes, either in a loose interior monologue, or in connection to his or her actions.

 

The Hollow of the Three Hills Trailer

I will start my e-portfolio by presenting an activity I prepeared for the story we read in our literature class called “The Hollow of the Three Hills”, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I made a trailer about this story as if a movie about it was going to be launched. I hope you like it!

I prepared this trailer with the previous black and white pictures in order to portray how dramatic and gothic the story is. I chose those pictures to prove where it was set, in a hidden hollow between crumbling mountains . To be able to portray that atmosphere of of secrets, horror and misery, I chose a picture to expose the fact that the environment is far from society, dark, at twilight. I also selected several pictures of a woman in order to describe the protagonist’s isolation. Moreover, the picture of the witch is used to state the supernatural event in the story. Furthermore, I chose a picture of her possessing the young lady in order to express the unexplained manifestation that in the story takes place. Finally I decided to include pictures of a couple in order to show the protagonist’s previous life, where she had a husband and a son, with the intention of describe it before something terrible happen!

“Rooms” and “Home is So Sad”

In our literature class, we started reading a poem called “rooms”, written by Charlotte Mew. After reading it, we had to do an activity that consists in two parts. In the first part, we had to answer some questions about the previous poem, while in the second activity, we had to read a poem called “Home is So Sad” and contrast it to “Rooms”  in terms of style, language and form.

Activity 1:

Activity 2:

I did it with Silvestre Braun

Poster

 

Trabajo Práctico: El poder de las Palabras

En nuestra clase de lengua, Camila Alberti, nos dio un trabajo práctico que consistía en buscar argumentos tanto positivos como negativos para ambas de las siguientes frases en grupos: “uno es dueño de sus silencios, y esclavo de sus palabras” y “el lenguaje es el arma más poderosa”. El trabajo anterior lo realizé con Milagros Mendez y Federica Marty. Posteriormente, Camila nos dijo que eligiéramos una de las frases y nos ordenó que  escribieramos un ensayo sobre la misma, solos. Aquí el mio.

 

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AS Short Stories Writers

This year we are starting our preparation for the AS exams. So Pato, our literature teacher, decided to collect information about the authors who wrote the short stories. She divided us into several groups and assigned us two authors for each. We were suppose to investigate their biography so as to learn about their lives, to understand the movement which they belonged to, and their main themes when writing. Here is the presentation which includes all the writers. Enjoy it!

 

Tp: ¿Cómo Hablamos?

En nuestra clase de lengua, hicimos un proyecto acerca de cómo hablamos. Este consistía en entrevistar a un total de 12 personas de cualquier edad y sexo para identificar el uso correcto de la gramática. Con Martina Ibarbia, Gonzalo Criniti y Federika Marty, les hicimos preguntas específicas con el fin de hacer que los entrevistados usen los aspectos que nosotros queríamos analizar. Estos fueron los siguientes:

  • Chequear el uso correcto del adverbio antes de un adjetivo femenino
  • Chequear el uso correcto de la 2º persona singular del pretérito perfecto simple 
  • Chequear el uso correcto del adjetivo ordinal antes de un sustantivo femenino

Una vez ya hechas las entrevistas, examinamos los resultados. Hicimos una presentación basada en la información analizada en el previo excel. ¡Esperamos que disfruten de esta experiencia tanto como nosotros lo hicimos al realizarla!