Passion by Kathleen Raine

Now on literature we are analysing the poem Passion of Kathleen Raine.

In our first class we search the life of the author.

I took notes:

  • She was a mystical poet
  • She live nature and hated modernity
  • Eastern, spiritual phylosophy of life

In our second and third class we read the poem and analysing in full on a slideshare.

I took notes:

  • The sky is talking to her to convince her that she had to move on
  • Themes:
  • Heartbreak, Unrequilled love
  • Nature will never abandon those who love her; mankind will (because we are imperfect)
  • Tone:
  • Depressing, sad, sorrowful
  • And then, hopeful and joyful


  • Inside = chaos
  • Outside = tranquil


  • She was waiting for a phone call of the man she loves


  • She can’t write anymore
  • She was allusinating


  • The sky spoke to her in a clear language
  • Sky, personification


  • Voice: nature
  • You and nature are one


  • Life goes on, she had to move on, she had to stop suffering


  • She could see everything clear, that she had to move on, that she didn’t need te man because passion is in nature
  • Nature is inmortal and full of passion


  • The sky is like her mind
  • She changer her mind
  • She can see everything in a possitive way


Later, Pato gave us an essay that we have to do with Senior 2 about the poem.

I did it with Agustin Reynal.


The development of WW1

Here is a video that Fefi and Sil show us on their presentation. It´s a summary about WW1.







This is a really good video that Federika Marty and Silvestre Braun show to as. This video explain the Christmas truce.

This is a song of Paul McCartney that talks about the Christmas truce.

Here is the prezi that Ines Galmarini, Jeronimo Leguizamon and Maria Roggero did explaining the Trenches.






History essay Writing, the causes that led to WW1

Did the assassination of Franz Ferdinand make the war inevitable?

The murder in Sarajevo was a very important short term cause, since it was the last one. However, I would like to call it the spark that lit the bonfire. Because between 1900 and 1914 various incidents took place before, which gradually raised the temperature in Europe and made the tension grow. There were long and short term causes that led to World War 1.

One of the long term causes were the alliances.  There were different alliances between the Empires. To begin with I´m going to talk about The Dual Alliance Treaty that was made in 1871 to protect Germany and Austria-Hungary Empire, from a possible Russian´s attack,. Another alliance was the Franco-Russian military convention made in 1892, to give military assistance to each other in case of war. By 1914 the six most powerful countries in Europe were divided into two opposing alliances, they were Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy, the Triple Alliance and Britain, France and Russia which formed the Triple Entente. But in the middle of the war, Italy changed sides.             Another long term cause were the main concerns, the plans and the ambitions of each country and their leaders. This was a significant cause because it created rivalries among countries in Europe. For instance, The Balkans, a very unstable area and two great powers Russia and Austria’Hungary wanted to control the area because it gave them access to the Mediterranean. So, Russia wanted to make the Slavs form Austria-Hungary independent, and that would make Austria-Hungary very angry because she wanted to keep the fragmental Empire together. Another example was Germany challenging Britain by building a powerful navy. This made Britain angry because the country had always ruled the seas without a challenge, and, since she had a very powerful fleet and was smaller than the other countries, her advantage was to go overseas to conquer.      Another cause was the loss of Alsace-Lorraine. Alsace-Lorraine was an industrial and valuable area of France that Germany had taken in 1870. This was important because we can understand why Germany and France were rivals.

Now I´m going to talk about the short term causes. The first short term cause that I will explain is the first Moroccan crisis which started in 1905 when France wanted to conquer Morocco.  Germany defended her independence, to have an opportunity to get it. Great Britain helped France because she wanted to stay as the dominating power of Africa, and didn’t want Germany´s growth. To solve this, the countries involved, attended a conference in Algeciras in 1906, made by Theodore Roosevelt. This was a cause that led to World War 1 because the countries involved made allies and enemies, for example, Britain sided with France so tension grew with Germany.                                                 The second Moroccan crisis was in 1911. The countries involved were the same as in the  first crisis. France sent troops to control Morocco, so the sultan got angry and violated the terms of the Algeciras conference. When this happened, Germany moved the Panther, which arrived in the port of Agadir on May 21. Finally, France kept Morocco. It was an  important cause that lead to World War 1 because it shows the betrayal of France by putting troops in Morocco and the Alliance between France and Britain in action.       The Naval Race between Germany and Great Britain was also an important short term cause of the First World War. This race was to see who had the largest amount of ships. Britain won with 38 dreadnought’s. Both countries spent millions with the purpose of, having more power and to frighten the looser. Also to be superior, to show to the other countries that they have to be afraid of you, that they have to fear you                           Also there was an Arm´s Race. The Arm´s Race was a competition between Germany, France, Russia and Great Britain to see whose army was the best . These causes were  important because they created huge friction among the most powerful Empires.     Another cause was the Balkans crisis. Balkans is a peninsula in southeast Europe composed by different countries. At that time it was a very unstable area because different nationalities were mixed together. It started in 1908 when Serbia opposed the fact that Austria took over the provinces of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Russia sided with Serbia and Germany with Austria-Hungary. Serbia was getting the most powerful country in the Balkans so in 1914 Austria-Hungary was looking for a good excuse to crush Serbia. With the Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which I describe below, Austria found an excuse to blame the Serbian government. In July 1914 they presented an ultimatum  demanding Serbia to become part of the Austrio-Hungarian Empire.                            Serbia didn’t accept it,  Austria-Hungary did not give Serbia time to answer really, so, as an anticipation of the war, she mobilized her troops. On July 28 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia and all the countries joined their alliances. It was important because this murder provided Austria-Hungary an excuse to attack Serbia.                                          So, the last cause that lead to World War 1 was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. It was the excuse found when war was inevitable. In 1914 in Sarajevo, the Archduke, nephew of the Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was murdered with his wife by Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist. Ferdinand was there, in Sarajevo, to inspect the imperial armed forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina. These provinces were annexed by Austria-Hungary in 1908 to the indignation of Serbians nationalists who believed that they should become part of the Serbian nation. This murder was important because it brought about many events. On July 28, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, and peace in Europe´s greatest powers collapsed. Russia, Belguim, France, Great Britain and Serbia had lined up against Austria-Hungary and Germany, and the World War 1 began, in 1914. People thought that it would be until Christmas of that year, 1914, but it ended about the end of the year, 1918.                  These are all the causes that helped the development of World War 1. All the causes were important, some more extreme and immediate than others. But the war started with the murder of Sarajevo, because of the other previous causes mentioned above that helped to create hate, rivalry and tension. Moreover, as this was the last one, it was used the excuse to start the war.                                                                                                     On the other hand, maybe all these causes were only excuses and the real aim of the countries was to control the growth of the others Empires, to flex their military muscle and have more countries and war was the way to achieve their aim.

In conclusion, the murder of Sarajevo was an important cause, since it was the last straw that broke the camel´s back, but not a crucial one, because it wasn´t the only cause that led to world war 1.
Victoria Landolfo


Questions for booktubers

My question about the first video that I like was:

Hello, for my school I have to make a booktube and I wanted to ask you how do you select parts and paste it all together.

My question about the second video that I found interesting was:

Hi! For my school I have to make a booktube and I wanted to know how did you record your own voice while the video was passing.


Essay The Clod and the Pebble, Love (III)

The poem “Love (III)” by George Herbert and the poem “The Clod and the Pebble” by William Blake deal with love. In these two poems love is expressed in two different ways. In the following essay this ideas will be discussed.

“The Clod and the Pebble” handle earthly love, and show two different points of view about it. On one hand, the Clod talks about his experience of love. For the Clod, “Love Seeketh not itself to please” meaning that love is not selfish, love is generous. Moreover, the Clod mentions “And builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair”. This metaphor shows that for the Clod love is happy and help you to take worries out.
On the other hand, the Pebble gives a completely different point of view: “Love seeketh only itself to please” By saying this, he shows that love is selfish, a horrible thing that doesn’t give you pleasure. In addition, the metaphor “And builds a Hell in Heaven’s despite” meaning that love is an awful thing and make you suffer all the time.

The poem Love (III) by George Herbert tackles secular love. This poem is also a conversation, but in this case, between a man and Love, a personification of God. This man believes that he doesn’t deserve God’s love because he is a sinner. “Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back” God is trying to explain to him that everybody deserves his love, even sinners. “Who bore the blame” With this quote God shows that everybody is worthy of his love, that everyone commit sins so who’s to blame? In the end, the man accepts God’s love and through this metaphor “So I did sit and eat” this man finally accept to be forgiven.

In conclusion, these two poems handle love, but with different points of view about it.