Tag: Multimedia

The Inception of the French Revolution

Over the course of learning about the French Revolution, I compared the novel The Bad Queenwritten by Carolyn Meyer, with an article called “The French Revolution” by Martin Dickins. While both pieces have standard diction, they used a variety of word choice to create contrasting tones. The novel used a contemplating and critical tone; while the article had an objective and factual tone. For sentence structures, both novels consisted of simple sentences; however, the novel had compound-complex, while the article used compound sentences. Although, both writings were about the French Revolution, they used irreconcilable styles to elucidate the factors that led France in debt in the 1780’s.

 

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Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software – Canva. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2017.

Semester 1 Reflection

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The Thing About Jellyfish

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The magazine cover I created is based off the novel The thing about Jellyfish written by Ali Benjamin; the quotes I used displays the relationship between protagonist’s development and the central idea of the theme of learning how to get over tragic incidents. This book is about Suzanne learning how to get over the death of her best friend, Franny; and how she changed as a character because of it. Many of these changes impacted the way other people thought of her. This novel shows flashbacks of Franny, showing the way Suzanne and Franny acted and what their friendship was like. *spoiler alert. After constantly reminiscing about the past, Suzanne finally understood that “sometimes, things just happen” (Benjamin 17). And that there’s no way to change the past, the only way is to accept what happened.

The magazine cover was created using Canva. I decided to call the magazine using this name because the two  names are two important aspects of the novel.*spoiler alert Many conflicts occurred are also caused because Suzanne’s obsession with the death of Franny. The whole time, Suzanne thought it was the Irukandji jellyfish that caused incident.The quotes I used shows the relationship between Suzanne’s character development and the theme, where it is placed at the bottom of the cover. The jellyfishes in the background shows the conclusion to Suzanne’s theory of Franny’s death while portraying that Suzanne’s life is scattered and chaotic whereas the jellyfishes are placed in different sections of the cover.

 

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Pinterest. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2016. 

The Bargaining

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The book cover is based off the novel The Bargaining by Carly Anne West; it is filled with quotes that shares the theme of the thrilling adventures of the protagonist, Penny. This novel is about Penny and her stepmother April needing to repair an abandoned house known as the Carver House. This house is set deep in the forest of the North Woods where haunting memories and secrets are revealed. The theme of the story is to make things right when you get the chance, don’t dwell on the past and live in regrets. In the story, Penny has myriad regrets in life; letting an innocent girl get beaten up for something she didn’t do, choosing to be Rae’s friend then causing internal pain. These memories haunted Penny, made her see things and hear whispers calling her name in the woods; getting herself stuck in a hole of guilt and fear. So by musing over the past won’t change anything, the only way is to make things right because it’s never too late. *Spoiler alert Penny soon learnt this lesson as written letters and reappearing hallucination begins to appear.

The book cover I created was made on the website Canva. For the cover, I used a picture of a forest as the background because the most of the story is set in the North Woods and this information is vital. This was where the theme starts to unravel and where Penny’s thrilling adventures begins and ends. The locks I added to the branches of trees portrays the hidden secrets that each character withholds, then adding the phrase “The secrets behind the Carver House” shows that the main situation that needed to be solved was the history behind the house. The selected quotes are phrases from the novel about the relationship between Penny and Rae. The quotes also represent the theme of regret and guilt which are also the conflicts Penny encounters throughout the captivating novel.

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Pinterest. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2016. 

Canva. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2016.

Yahoo. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2016.

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