Elizabeth Jennings, Modernism and Post modernism

Today, 16/04 we worked with our devices and wrote about elizabeth jennings’s life. After that we did some research about the main characteristics if modernism and postmodernism.


Task 1)

Elizabeth Jennings:


Elizabeth Joan Jennings was born july 18, 1936 Boston Lincolnshire, England and died in October 26, 2001. She was an English poet whose works relate intensely personal matters in plainspoken, traditional and objective style. Her father was a respected Chief Medical Officer who moved the family to Oxford when she was six years old. That’s when she discovered poetry while attending the Oxford high school.
she studied at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, and worked in advertising at the City library and publishing before she became a full-time writer.


Task 2)

Main characteristics of:




-The radical disruption of linear flow of narrative

-Modernists explored individual consciousness rather than narrative the focus was introspective

-Modernists made language central to artistics exploration

-there was a focus on the individual and his alienation and confusion




-Postmodern literature moves away from absolute truths

-Race, gender, class and power are all social constructs

-Truth and error are synonyms

-Traditional authority is false and corrupt




Language in Modernism is Idiosyncratic and in Post-modernism it is simple.

Modernism rejects realism whilst postmodernism is ambivalent towards realism.

· In Modernism, Literature is self-contained but in Post-modernism, it’s open and intertextual.

· Language in Modernism is Idiosyncratic and in Post-modernism it is simple.

· Modernism focuses on the writer but  Post-modernism focuses on the reader.

Parson’s Pleasure writting

a) name the main character in this story an describe physique and personality in a paragraph

The main character is Cyril Winnington Boggis. Mr. Boggis is a fraud and a scam. He pretends to be a clergyman to get things for less money saying that they were for the church, he didn’t want the people to know that he was a dealer. He is also a cheater and a liar.

b) Characters:  name  two other characters mentioned in the story, and give short despcritpions.

Rummins: The farm owner, he was a stumpy and king of grumpy man.

Claud: He was a neighbor, he was a short and broad-shouldered, he is smart.

c) Write a dialogue between Boggis and Rummins when he returns to find that the legs have been sawn off.

Rummins: Hey, we cut off the legs of the commode because it won’t fit in your car, but, what’s wrong?

Boggis: Oh my god, you are such a stupid man!!!, How could you do that?!?!. That commode cost thousands of pounds!!!

Rummins: Sorry parson, but you said that the commode costed nothing!

Boggis: i was lying you idiot! that commode was very expensive!!

Rummis: You are such a fraud!



El aguacate, Bernardita Reynal y Rosario Omodeo Vanone

Lo hice con Rosario Omodeo Vanone

Vimos este video:


y fuimos respondiendo los siguientes puntos:

a) ¿En donde si sitúa la problemática? ¿Cuáles son sus características ambientales?

La problemática se sitúa en  petorca, Chile.


Sus características ambientales: Es un lugar muy seco y áspero, y por la falta de agua ya no tiene ríos, lagunas, árboles, plantas, etc.. Aca hay un ejemplo de un rio que había y cada vez había menos agua y cada vez había menos rio.

ANTES                                   AHORA

b) De qué recursos naturales se trata? Son renovables o no renovables?

Se trata de recursos renovables.

c)¿ Cuál o cuáles son las causas?

Se trata de recursos renovables porque el río puede volver a regenerarse  ya que la sociedad hizo que se agotara, y podría tardar más tiempo de lo esperado a volver a ser como antes, si la sociedad no hace nada pronto.

d) ¿Quiénes intervienen en esta situación? ¿Qué rol cumple cada uno?

Los que intervienen esta situación son los activistas. El rol que tienen es acabar con esta crisis de agua en Chile. Pero lo que hacen es inseguro ya que les ponen multas muy leves, pero ellos siguen luchando por el derecho de las personas al agua potable.

e) ¿Qué consecuencias( sociales-económicas, ambientales) podés observar?

La consecuencias que podemos observar son las siguientes:

-Por la razón de que el agua es muy caro, la población no lava la ropa ni se baña.

-El agua es muy caro y por eso no tienen agua potable

-El agua viene en camiones

-Antes la gente cultivaba, tenían pozos de agua, etc.. pero por la falta de agua eso ya no ocurre.

language parson’s pleasure comprehension

1. Why did Mr Boggis disguise himself in the uniform of a clergyman?

Mr Boggis disguise himself in the uniform of a clergyman because he is a fraud and he is pretended to be someon else so that he can trick people into selling their antique and expensive furniture

2. What methods did Mr Boggis use to get into people’s homes?

He dressed with his black suit and a parson’s collar and explained the aims and ideals of the society of preservation of rare furniture. After that he would tell that the last man who he helped had a dirty-looking chair in the kitchen and it turned out to be worth four houndread pound and that after selling it he bought himself a tractor with the money.

3. How did Rummins, Claud and Bert behave when they saw Mr Boggis? Why?

At first they didn’t want Boggis to enter the house but then they let him take a look. because they were kind of suspicious.

4. Why did Mr Boggis say that he was only interested in the legs?

Because that way Mr Rummis would sell the furniture ina lower price

5. Why did Rummins, Claud and Bert saw off the legs of the chest of drawers?

Because they thought he was a real parson, and parsons don’t have large cars, and there was no way that the table would fit in a small car and Boggis said that he only wanted he legs so they saw them.



For homework we had to see 3 videos, and make this activity: with Rosario Omodeo :


1st video:


1-Try writing 3 ideas about each video:

-We draw unspecialised to show features common to most cells.

-The animal and the plant cells have different parts

-In multicellular organisms, cells become specialised to perform particular functions Then,


ask yourself 2 questions about the info you´ve seen.

-What is the function of the cell wall?

-What are the specialised cells?


Write a metaphor that connects the info shown to your life

– The ribosome is like a construction site because it builds new structures


Youtube chanel: oh i get it now!

Created by a GCSE student, for GCSE students


2 video:


-in the animal cells there are structures such as the nucleus, the cell membrane and the cytoplasm

-The differences between the plant and the animal cells are that the animal cells have a cell wall, a chloroplast and a central vacuole.

-The plant cell has a regular form.


ask yourself 2 questions about the info you´ve seen.

-which cell has a regular form?

–Which cell is the one that has a central vacuole?


Write a metaphor that connects the info shown to your life

-The cell wall is a gate, it controls what enters and leaves the cell city


Youtube channel: click4biology

posted 11/01/2011


3 video:

– Biological systems are composed of many levels

-The cell is inside a tissue.

-An organ system is inside an organism


ask yourself 2 questions about the info you´ve seen.

-What is a biome?

-What is an organism?


Write a metaphor that connects the info shown to your life

the nucleus is a city hall because it controls the rest of the cell


Youtube channel: Amoeba Sisters

published 13 mar. 2016


Links to other subjects scientifics

History because people in the past studied cells


introduction to cells

Last class, with Ceci we watch a video about cells, and then we made this activity all together

Video 1

3 ideas that we got from the video:

1) It is a whole new world to us and scientists have bearly begun to understand it

2) All life is made of cells

3) Cells have different sizes & shapes and can be categorized

2 Questions about the video:

1) When we eat, do we eat cells?

2) What happens to cells when we eat them?


1) The nucleus is the heart of a cell (Josefina Porretti)

2) Cells are the sturdy branches from which all of us flowers grow


Made by Frank Gregorio

Published on January 31, 2012

Links to other subjects:

-Literature because the video ressembles a story and we also search for metaphors

-History because people in the past studied cells