The Sea Devil Questions and Vocabulary


Sullen: bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy.

Weltering: move in a turbulent fashion.

Elemental: primary or basic.

Sinewy: consisting of or resembling sinews.

Hoisted: raise (something) by means of ropes and pulleys.

Phosphorescence: light emitted by a substance without combustion or perceptible heat.

Cordage: cords or ropes, especially in a ship’s rigging.

Exhilaration: a feeling of excitement, happiness, or elation.

Atavistic: relating to or characterized by reversion to something ancient or ancestral.

Centrifugal: moving or tending to move away from a center.

Gauntly: extremely thin and bony

Impeding: delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder

Tenaciously: with a firm hold of something; closely.

Respite: a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.

Equilibrium: a state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced.

Imminent: about to happen.


  1. Why does the man-fish by night? How does this lead to? the conflict with the ray? What is significant about the fact that he does not fish for a living: The man likes to fish at night because “he liked the loneliness and labour of It”. Casting at night, with no one around to save him lead to the conflict with the ray, because there was no one around to save him. It is significant that he does not fish for a living, but he fishes for the joy.
  2. Identify 3 examples of foreshadowing.

– fishing alone at night almost lead him to his death

  • When he slipped the knot over his wrists
  • To make sure “he looked closely to make sure no stingray was hidden in the mesh.”
  1. Identify the following parts of the story’s plot: the complicating incident, a single crisis, the climax, the resolution and the ending (what kind?).
  • complicating incident: The Man trying to free himself from the Ray (man V.S. nature)
  • a single crisis: the man getting caught on the rope while the ray drags him into the deep water
  • the climax: when he got himself free and swimming up
  • the resolution: that he would not go casting any more alone at night
  • type of Ending: lesson learned, he has learned how the fish felt like being token away
  1. One of the conflicts is between the civilized and primitive world (define these two words first). What is the purpose of the references made to the plane, the causeway, and the man’s wife at home?
  • Civilized: meaning at an advanced stage of social and cultural development.
  • primitive world: meaning forms of life.


  1. What does the man learn at the end of the story? Why does he release the mullet?

The man learned at the end of the story, how the fish felt being dragged away from an alien source, and never to cast alone at night because of the dangers. The man realized how it feels to be trapped and token against their will, so the man realized the mullet feeling sorry.

  1. Find 3 examples of descriptive language -this will lead to a discussion of figurative language.
  • Personification “The Cheerful room” (Pg.32)
  • Simile: “The night was black as a witch’s cat” (Pg.34)
  • Metaphor: “the lights of a causeway made a yellow necklace across the ” (Pg.34)


A Mountain Journey Questions

Questions 1-7:

  1. Dave Conroy was trapping out in the snowy and cold wilderness.


  1. During the rising action, the protagonist didn’t stop to make a fire after he fell through the ice and gotten wet.


  • he should have stopped to make a fire, but he decided to make a fire as he reached the cabin, even though he fell through the ice.
  • He should have spent the night three miles up the river under “that tree like a strong and lonely woman” to rest, instead of keep trying to reach the cabin.
  • Because of his pride, he didn’t bother to rest or take that good care of himself

Exposition: Dave Conroy was in the snowy and cold wilderness, and the only reason why he didn’t stop was because of his pride


complicating incident: the cold and the snow were his main obstacle, and it caused most of his problems


crises: 1. Not stopping to make a fire to dry himself after he fell through the ice

  1. the cabin he saw was burned to the grounds
  2. not able to start a fire at the cabin because his hands were frozen.


Climax: when he fell through the ice and continued without stopping to rest or dry himself


Denouement: he started to see a cottage with trees around it


  1. it is February wintertime; the setting makes up most of the plot and the character. The cold and snow affected how and where the story takes place, having the cold the biggest obstacle, and the reason why he was up there in the first place (to trap).


  1. The ice-breaking shows warns him of the danger that awaits him


personification: “That tree, like a strong and lonely woman” (pg.92)

Metaphor: “The cold was nibbling at his nose” (pg.97)

Simile: “like the tracing of a pen upon the snow.” (pg.93)

Metaphor: “if he slept, his fire slept with him” (pg.92)



Eternal: lasting or existing forever; without end or beginning.

Immobility: the state of not moving; motionlessness.

Opaque: not able to be seen through; not transparent.

Reverberation: prolongation of a sound; resonance

Momentum: the quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity.

Cadaverous: resembling a corpse in being very pale, thin, or bony

Congregated: gather into a crowd or mass.

Inundation: an overwhelming abundance of people or things.

Beggared: reduce (someone) to poverty.

Filched: pilfer or steal (something, especially a thing of small value) in a casual way.


Gender Inequality Article

About The Article:

The article  I chose was about pay wadge and large pay gaps among companies. most job subjects pay men more than women, but every sector pays men more on average (hourly). Some of those sectors are Health (0.1%), service (5%), manufacturing (5.5%), public administration (5.3%), transportation (5%), and more than pay men more (hourly). On every job, these sectors pay men more, but they are job subjects such as financing, that have much bigger pay gaps on gender equality, on these sectors just listed (hourly). some of those are Banking groups, Banking, Global Services, and Nationwide building society.

Who Does It Involve?:

The government equality office is working on closing the pay wage gap. they are a good meaningful company that helps to close the wedge gap. A lot of campaigners and charity events are open to help support the issue, and say “that a cultural change is needed”.

Why Did I Choose This Article?:

I chose this article because it is interesting to research on. The fact that there is a pay gap in the first place was just odd, researching on this was understanding to me, and it has a lot of people helping to resolve the issue. Choosing a big topic to talk about is better because it is relevant. Choosing an irrelevant topic to talk about won’t get the word out as quick.

How does this news article relate to the story we are reading- The Friday Everything Changed?:

In the news article it shows that there is a wage gap between gender, even if they work in the same sector or job, there is still a pay gap. And in the short story, it shows that only a boy can carry the water. So it shows that the pay wage and who can carry the water has the same problem, gender Inequality.





The Friday Everything Changed Questions


  1. The boys always dreamed of carrying the water, and the only way you can carry the watter was if the teacher thought you where strong enough to carry the water, the liked carrying the water because that meant they were one of the big kids
  2. The boys were shocked and mad to hear the girls might be carrying the water, so they didn’t let them play softball anymore, and writing threats off all kind to the girls, but the girls just stuck together and helped each other out.


Elements of fiction

  1. The story is being told by a girl, but her name was not told, Miss Ralston didn’t really give an answer, but she did say “I will think about that”. The story is being told in a third person point of view.
  2. The setting starts off in the school classroom, but after it was around the softball field, (EVEDENCE for the class room: “in our school the bucket of water was on the other side of the room behind the teachers desk” PG:4)- (EVEDENCE of the softball field: “the first thing that was clearly evident that Monday morning that the boys had decided not to let us girls on the field at softball anymore). The conflict was mainly person V.S person because the boys didn’t let the girls play softball anymore and bullying them because, Alma asked “why can’t the girls carry the water?”
  3. The protagonist is the girl who was telling the story, she was not defined
  4. On that Friday everything changed when Alma Niles asked the teacher “why cant the girls carry the water” the boys were angry at that question because something of theirs were being threatened something that they value a lot, and so in a response they ganged up on the girls. The thing that made the boys angry, was Miss Ralston response to Alma Niles’s Question, she gave her and the class her regarding about the question, that the fact that the girls might start to get the water, that set the boys off. The theme that the author was trying to deliver was that “women can do it too”.

what I learned about my digital footprint

How might our digital footprint affect our future opportunities?

By looking at my own digital footprint I can see a lot of what we do on the web is vary easy to access. Whatever we do on the web can impact my career, by having information on our digital footprint such as, illegal activity, insults, or just media that is not acceptable to today’s standards can vary much impact anyone’s chances in the future of getting anywhere. Another way is personal data being left behind over the years, whatever you do as a child, teen or an adult, something is always left behind to look at. By having a good digital footprint, you need to think before you post something, make sure if something you did will impact your future, and if you see only media you don’t like, just delete it. Another way it can impact your life is when you are applying to a school or a good university, when they are looking through your digital footprint there can be something they can find odd or questionable depending on the information found, some information can be, drinking, drugs, or something that cant be good and will give you low chances in the future.


Strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe.  

1. Think before sharing

It’s not common to think before sharing a photo, message (publicly), or opinion on something. But doing these actions may affect on your future. It is good advise to everyone having social media, to always think before sharing.

2. Delete old posts or accounts

Having old posts, or old account laying around is not always the best idea, old post’s, such as something funny that might have been funny back then but is unflattering now, can really impact your chances in the future. Or an old account you used to post something that was okay back then but it is bad now is not the best idea to have on your digital footprint. It is always a good idea to delete posts or account that you don’t use anymore or that are not a good look for your footprint.

3. Keep most of your media/personal Information safe and to you’re self

Having personal data, daily activity, personal likes, and history on your digital footprint may not be the best idea to post. Someone or anyone can access your personal life, all your interests, hobby’s, family information and your history. Having all of this data for the world to see, someone can know everything about you without even seeing you in person.

4. getting involved and posting your work

If you have something that you are passionate about, and you do often, make post’s about your work. Say that you like to do graphic designs, and you like to make cool affect and customize websites, well you should make post’s about your work to show the world, and people who are looking at your footprint that you are good at graphic designs. Or you can go one step further by making your own website and posting all your skills in that subject, and giving examples, and posting your latest work. By doing all of this you can make a good digital footprint, and by showing your skills you can get better chances of getting into the job you want.



What information did I learn that I would pass on to other students.

I have learned about how easily someone can access my personal information, and how having a inappropriate, exposed, and general bad footprint can easily affect my chances of getting into or a good position in my future job or school. sharing the information I have learned, I would first tell them the main safety reason of having a exposed digital footprint, also by how having a bad digital footprint can affect your future. Another thing I would tell them about would be the strategies, and common advise to keep there digital footprint safe and appropriate. The last information I would tell them to do is to, share and do what you are good at, so in the future you can have a better chance of getting the job you want.

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Rapid Nation

i am kind of nervous getting started in riverside, i am not really exited for anything, but there are somethings i am exited about. i have gotten involved with basketball, so i am happy about that. some of the other subjects i am happy about, are the math support block i get to have, math was not my strongest subject, and i continually forget my info i was giving so i am happy i can get a little more support. other than that i am nervous, and think im not gonna get a lot of free time to myself. i have started basketball in school, i played basketball by myself for most my life so i think i can do good.