3 Strategies to figure out how reliable a page is; The owner/publisher. Compare the site to other sites. How often the website is updated, and how new is the information.
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How to get to the Library Data Base; School Website > Library > Log In with school account > (CLICK HERE) > Ebsco Databases > Username: riversiderapids, Password: library > then search
What I learned; I really didn’t learn anything new except how to get to the Data Base
Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson Paragraph
Crossing the bar is a poem written by Alfred Lord Tennyson in 1889. The subject of the poem is a sailor who is going out to sea in rough waters and may not return. As well as no one being sad when he leaves. The poem lightly addresses social phenomenon because the sailor doesn’t have any friends or family that are sad about him going out to sea. The narrator is the author of the poem, Alfred Lord Tennyson, the setting is 1889, on one of the coasts, and in some town that is beside the sea. The word choice is sad, the author uses words like boundless, which means endless/unlimited. He uses words like embark to make it sound like he is going out to sea on a big journey. The poem uses some clichés like the sea calling for the sailor. The tone of the poem is serious, hope, sad, and reverent. It uses words like embark, boundless, and hope, to show these tones. The tone starts as sad and reverent, but then changes to hope and serious in the end. Each line of the poem varies from 4 to 10 lines, with 4 stanzas in each quadrant and an ABAB rhyme scheme. The poem uses personification when it says “But such a tide as moving seems asleep.” Other than that the author doesn’t use that much literary devices. The poet doesn’t share his experiences with the author very well. Its not very intensively felt either.
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau was an interesting book, I would rate it 6/10 because parts of the book were very boring and I often found myself skipping pages to get to the good parts.
Here is my analysis of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody is a song written by Freddie Mercury, and performed by Queen. It is a cold, sad, and pitiful song. The tone of the song progressive as it starts with sadness and then becomes self-pity, “But I’m just a poor boy and nobody loves me.” It is also very cold and bitter due to the wording in the verses, “Bismillah! No we will not let you go – let him go,” this quote shows how it is about a group of people not letting him go. The figurative language in this song are mainly idioms and alliteration. “So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye,” is a figure of speech used to represent the writer being betrayed and abandoned as well with the verse, “So you think you can love me and leave me to die.” There is also a lot of repetition and alliteration; such as the verses when the words “no” are repeated as well as when the name “Gallileo” is repeated. This songs style has a rhyme scheme and many verses. The rhyme scheme is odd because it is a lot of repetition and is mainly A,B,A,A, an example would be “Scaramouch, scaramouch will you do the fandango/ Thunderbolt and lightning very very frightening me/ Gallileo, Gallileo,/ Gallileo, Gallileo,/ Gallileo Figaro – magnifico,” because it starts with Fandango(a), and then frightening me(b), and then it repeats Gallileo(a), and then Manifico (b). It has 8 verses with each verse varying from 1 line to 15 lines. For interpretation I think the song is about someone either self-pitying or feeling guilty about something that they did. Personally this song has no meaning to me or do I think it ever will, but I like the song so that is why I chose it.