Thursday, August 19, 2010

fruitcake characteristics !

anna !


david amos!
-proud and arrogant
-status conscious
-superficial person

aunt mimi !
-warm,generous and caring

momma !
-considerate and caring

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

special fact about sound ! want to know it?

Sound surrounds us all the time. You may awaken in the morning to the sound of an alarm clock or Dad snoring. During the day you may hear the cacophony of auto traffic or the hustle and bustle of city life. But all sounds have one thing in common. They are formed by the movement or vibration of an object.The sounds we hear every day are formed by the vibration or movement of air. Basically what happens is sound makes tiny particles in the air, called molecules, bump into each other. The molecules bump into each other compressing and then expanding to cause the wave to move like a falling column of dominos. This vibration of molecules is passed from molecule to molecule until it reaches our ears where we then 'hear' the vibrating air.In this experiment, we'll demonstrate how this phenomena occurs. Using nothing more than marbles, we'll see how a sound wave can pass from molecule to molecule...Take 4 marbles and line them up in a straight line on a table or other flat surface. Make sure the marbles are all touching.Take a 5th marble and thump it so it hits one of the end marbles.One by one, each marble will hit the other marble passing its energy down the line. When the last marble receives this energy, it will roll away leaving all the other marbles in their original positions. This passing of energy from marble to marble closely mimics the way a sound wave is produced.Interesting Note. Since sound is caused by the vibration of an object it stands to reason that there must be some object for sound to exist. Hence, in the empty realm of outer space - there is no sound.Parent's Note. The number of condensations or rarefactions produced by a vibrating object each second is called the frequency of the sound waves. The more rapidly an object vibrates, the higher will be the frequency. Scientists use a unit called the hertz to measure frequency. One hertz equals one cycle (vibration) per second. As the frequency of sound waves increases, the wavelength decreases. Wavelength is the distance between any point on one wave and the corresponding point on the next one.Most people can hear sounds with frequencies from about 20 to 20,000 hertz. Bats, dogs, and many other kinds of animals can hear sounds with frequencies far above 20,000 hertz. Different sounds have different frequencies. For example, the sound of jingling keys ranges from 700 to 15,000 hertz. A person's voice can produce frequencies from 85 to 1,100 hertz. The tones of a piano have frequencies ranging from about 30 to 15,000 hertz.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

in poem . stanza or ?

stanza as a poetry term.In poetry, a stanza is a unit within a larger poem. In modern poetry, the term is often equivalent with strophe; in popular vocal music, a stanza is typically referred to as a "verse" (distinct from the refrain, or "chorus").

Other stanza names:
Ballad stanza
Burns stanza or Scottish stanza
Ottava rima
Sicillian octave
Spenserian stanza
Balassi stanza
Onegin stanza
Terza rima

meaning of diction and stylistic technique!

1. style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words: good diction.
2. the accent, inflection, intonation, and speech-sound quality manifested by an individual speaker, usually judged in terms of prevailing standards of acceptability; enunciation.

a stylistic device is the use of any of a variety of techniques to give an auxiliary meaning, idea, or feeling to the literal or written

the difference !

DENOTATIVE AND CONNOTATIVE MEANINGNow we’re going to explain the difference between the denotative and connotative meaning of words. This is a bit similar to what we learned about in our last Instruction: the difference between words’ literal and figurative meanings.The denotative meaning of a word is its literal meaning – the definition you’d find in the dictionary. Take the word “mother,” for example. The dictionary would define mother as “a female parent.” OK, but the word “mother” probably creates emotions and feelings in you: it paints a picture in your mind. You may think of love and security or you may think of your own mother. The emotions and feelings that a word creates are called its connotative meaning.