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February reflection

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Cooking safety list

Fire: Use fire extinguisher (fire extinguisher depends what type of fire it is). This is always last resort for fire, but at least you know its an option.

Burns/Scalds: Make sure you keep the person who got the burn warm with a blanket or cloth. Make sure you don’t rub the burn area. Keeping a person warm will prevent hypothermia when trying to cool the burned spot with luke warm water.

Slips: Watch where your walking…. simple as that. Also don’t run…. because accidents happen more when your running.



Chemicals: Always use oraganic foods whenever possible. Foods that are not organic can be made with chemicals.


Cuts: Use sharp knives, not dull ones. Sharp knives work better than dull ones, so unless you don’t know how to use a knife, its actually safter to have a sharp knife.

Heavy lifting: Just don’t lift stuff that you can’t lift up yourself. Sometimes admitting you can’t lift something up is the correct answer to a problem. Also, better be safe than sorry

Take care when lifting.

How to prevent food poisoning: make sure its actually cooked. Biggest mistake is when you eat a steack or any type of meat…. and you realized you at it raw.

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Waste Management: Ask if you don’t know whats compost or garbage. If you’re not sure whats compostable or not…. always ask. Its never wrong to ask, and better be safe than sorry.

Personal Hygiene: Cover coughs and sneezes with elbow, not with your hands. Its just disgusting to watch someone cook something with their hands when you just saw them cover their cough with their hands. especially when you know their sick

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Ballad Poem

We are Seven (William Wordsworth)


Literal Meaning:

The Literal meaning is about a boy who is talking about his dead brother (John) and sister (Jane) to a maid.


Image 1: “Two of us in the church-yard lie”
This meaning of this is this shows where the dead brother and sister lie, where their graves are

Image 2: “Then ye are only five”
Earlier in the poem, it states there were seven people. This means that that when the poem gets to the five people part, it signifies either two left, or died.

Image 3: “If they two are in heaven!”
This means that they are talking about John’s and Jane’s trip to heaven.

Lyric Device:
Device 1:
(“And where are they? I pray you tell.”
She answered, “Seven are we;
And two of us at Conway dwell,
And two are gone to sea.) [Line 24-28]. Rhyme Scheme

Device 2: “and she was a Wildly Clad” Oxymoron

Figurative devices:

Device 1: “Twas throwing words away…” Personification
Device 2: “My brother John was forced to go, And he lies by her side.” Euphemism


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