October 31

Letter from home assignment

Dear Theodor Godfrey,

It’s been a while since I last wrote to you, and I’ve missed you so much. I hope you are doing well, I think about you all the time. Life has been good at home, the government made a few changes. They created the Measures Act, we now have limited freedom by having censorship, detainment and internment camps. But I am safe as well as our son Peter, he is going to school and has been getting good grades. Our economy has been doing very well. Thankfully Canada has been providing you soldiers with new boots and ammunitions as well as food.  I’m glad you are getting the supplies needed, if you didn’t get new boots, mud would seep right through them.  Since we have been giving you guys new equipment and food, our taxes and costs have gone up. Not many people are happy that we have to pay more because our wages have staid the same. I am currently working as a nurse at our local walk in clinic, I enjoy it very much. Sam Hughes was responsible for all of your boots and equipment, he ended up being replaced, thankfully, and the government started to make more planes and ships. The suffragist movement has taken off and at our next election I will be voting for the first time. It’s about time they let us women vote, I am so exited that I get to be a part of something meaningful and important. I am hoping you’ll get to come home soon, I thought it was going to be a short war. There have been a lot of volunteers taking part in the war, mostly for the reasons of  unemployment, and being patriotic to their country.  I really wish you could make it home for the holidays, Peter and I will be missing you lots on Christmas day. We think you are a true hero to our country. Peter and I are so proud of you! We wish you all the best Theo, I love you with all my heart. Stay safe. 

 Love your wife,

~Mary Godfrey

October 19

Canada’s role in international conflicts

I am not knowledgeable of Canada’s role in international conflicts. Here are some things I have herd but am not sure if they are accurate.

Canada and the United States are often allies, and will back each other up when one is in a conflict with another country. Canada has a very strong military and are prepared if a conflict were to happen.

October 18

Analyzing Poetry

1. The song “Ghosting” is about a guy (main singer in the band AKA Ryan Guldemond) who has an interest in someone but they do not like him back, and he is tired of chasing after the person he likes. The song address a social phenomenon.

2. The main singer in the band is singing to the public. He is singing to let everyone know he does’t care about what people think, and he is done chasing after the person he likes.

3. The song is written using a metaphor. The song has a theme of Halloween, they talk about ghosts, tricks and treats. They are not talking about those things literally, they are using those words for an example to get their point across. When they sing “Ive been ghosting” They do not literals mean they are ghost but the connotation perspective of the word being invisible and lonely. The main singer can not be measured for the amount of lonesome he is feeling, so the words in the song are abstract. The song is free of cliches and has good diction. You can tell the song has good diction because all of the words flow and sound nice together.

4. The song is contemplative, the main singer expresses his thoughts through out the song. “I’ve been ghosting alone
Ghost in the world, ghost with no home” These words from the song set the tone that he is feeling lonely. For the most part the tone stays the same, at the beginning he sings about how he has been lonely (a ghost) and later he sings about not needing to be recognized, “And you don’t need me” he realizes that he doesn’t need the girl he has been chasing after.

5. The lines are short and start with 2 lines in each stanza then go to a few big paragraphs from about 4-8 lines in each stanza. The song has end rhymes scheme and is very repetitive as well the song is an open poem, because the lyrics do not follow any specific rules.

6.The song relates back to halloween using it as a metaphor for the song. “You don’t need poltergeists for sidekicks” is synecdoche because when we read the line we know that he is saying he does not need ghost for sidekicks even though it does not specifically state that. Throughout the song the band uses assonance and alliteration, for example when they sing “you don’t need treats
And you don’t need tricks.”I think the song is an understatement, because the guy  does not want to make a big deal that he is like a ghost when he is around the person he likes.  I think the tittle of the song fits perfectly, I would not change the tittle even if I had the opportunity to. I think the tittle “Ghosting” fits well because the song is about someone feeling like a ghost when he is interested in a person but they don’t like him back.

7. The band does a good job in recreating their experience and turning it into a song, I understand what the song is about and the message they are wanting to get across. When I listen to the song, I have a short movie playing in my head where I picture what is happening in the song. I really enjoy listening to the song but I don’t feel like the song has made me more aware of anything.

October 4

Staying Safe at Work

Three things I will do to stay safe are:

  1. Aks questions for tasks I am not sure about.
  2. Make sure I am getting the proper training to do my job.
  3. Say no to any unreasonable task that can potentially put me in danger.

Two things I will do to keep others safe:

  1. Give others advice if I have done a job they are learning to do
  2. Remind others to wear the appropriate attire for the job