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Transcript: My 20th Century Project By Libby Buening Amelia Earhart Amelia's Early Life Amelia's Early Life Amelia Earhart was a women who shaped womens' rights all across the country. She wouldn't have been able to be so successful if it weren't for her family that raised her. Grandma Otis Grandma Otis When Amelia was just three years old, she was sent off to live with her grandmother in Atchinson, Kansas. Her parents thought it was a good idea since her grandma needed company and Amy Earhart had to worry about another child at home. In 1908, her father got a better job and Amelia had to leave her grandmather to move to Des Moines, Iowa. Unfortunately, Amelia and her family never got to see Grandma Otis again because she passed away in February 1912. Strict Rules Grandma Otis was a very traditional woman and was very insistent with having ladylike behavior. She didn't except dirty clothes or poor table manners. If Amelia wanted to get messy in the backyard, her grandmother would make a big fuss out of it. Strict Rules Pictures Daddy's "Sickness" Daddy's "Sickness" The good thing about moving to Des Moines is that Edwin got paid a lot of money. The Earhart's hired a cook and a maid and loved to visit the symphony. Then one day, Edwin came home from the bar with some other employees after a long day at work. It started happening more and more and soon, the whole town heard about his drinking problem. This shaped Amelia's childhood forever. Amelia's Career As Amelia grew older, she attended schools and worked at different places till she discovered what she wanted to do for a living Amelia's Career From first grade to 6th grade, Amelia went to the Atchinson College Prepatory School. At age 19, Amelia attended the Ogontz school which was know for one of the best college-prepatory school in the country. She was very into math, science, and politics.After World War I, she headed to Columbia University in New York and took pre med classes. Soon after she realized that she would rather fly than be a physician. Later she moved to California with her parents and started taking flying lessons. Schooling Schooling Amelia's first job was when she was 16 and she worked at a grocery store three miles away. Every single day she would walk there and back because she wanted to save every penny she could. After dropping out of she lived in Toronto with her sister, Muriel, and volunteered as a nurse's aid during World War I. When she lived in California, Amelia worked at a telaphone company to pay for her flight lessons. Then she worked at the Denison House which helped with immigrants. Work Work Amelia in the Air The Last of Amelia One day a guy called Amelia on the phone and changed her life forever. She was offered to be the first woman to fly across the Altlantic Ocean. She set off on June 3rd 1928 and successfully made it across. Soon everyone knew who she was because of her famous autobiography, Our Flight in the Friendship. She started breaking records left and right until one day she started to plan her around-the-world flight. Her first step had to be who she was going to take with her. Fred Noonan was recomended to her so she offered him the job. On May 21st, 1937, she was finally ready to take off. In the beginning it was pretty easygoing and they touched many countries along the way. Many times they encountered fog and rain when they were flying through Africa which was extremely dangerous. Before they knew it, Fred and Amelia were headed towards Howland Island, a very tiny island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. While people were down on the ground of the island, Amelia was way up high and all she had a radio with very poor connections. Unfortunately this wasn't enough to find Itasca and Amelia and Fred have since been lost at sea! The Last Flight The Last Flight The Impact it had on America The Impact It had on America Amelia Earhart was a very brave women who is still important to Women's History today. This topic is important to U.S. history because Amelia was one of the first female pilots, and many women look up to her still to this day. She convinced girls all across the country to become fearless and perservere in their hopes and dreams.

20th Century English Literature

Transcript: Provides a bridge from the Victorian Age up to the 20th century. Drama in modern Britain thrives: Several major playwrights and theatrical movement, many accomplished actors and inotative directors have established Britain's theaters as models of the world. (1888-1965) Thomas Stearns Eliot was one of the most influential writers of his time. a pioneer among the 1st modern poets who are now reffered to as Modernist. he sought to make sense of modern life. Books: Preludes; The Hollow Men World War I (1886-1967) known as one poets who voiced their generation's anger over the futility and suffering of World War I. his poetry changed drastically after he entered the British Army to fight in WWI. Book: Everyone Sang 20th Century English Literature British fiction darning innovation produced a stuuning string of achievement. Short story was developed in America bye Edgar Allan Poe. he described the short story as a fiction written to be read in one sitting and intended to create single effect. Britian's greatest writers in this centuy have been novelist Rupert Brooke Literature William Butler Yeats British Literature development of short story. new movements in poetry. experiments in fiction. writers and artist were creating a new way of seeing the world and expressing feeling about it. new rhythms were invented especially in free verse. born 1909 Remained a prominent voice among british authors . his poetry is somewhat romantic and direct in its tone. Book: I Think Continually of Those Whoe Were Truly Great. William Butler Yeats T.S Eliot Modern Literature characterized by great differences from the past in both form and content. Modern Drama World War II (1865-1939) Greatest poet writting in English in this century. created his greatest poems after the age of fifty. Books: Down by the Salley Gardens; An Irish Airman Foresees His Death; The Lake Isle of Innisfree capitalism came into its monopoly stage in Britain the sharpened contradictions between socialized production and the private ownership caused frequent economic depressions mass unemployment greatly slowed down the speed of the British economic development. The Second World War marked the last stage of the disintegration of the British Empire. Britain suffered heavy losses in the war. thousands of people killed the economy ruined. Modern Prose Grp. 11 9-St. Hilda 5 Alyanna Calimutan 8 Sophia De Guzman 24 Mica Malicse Writers Siegfried Sassoon Queen Victoria, the very symbol of empire for more than sixty years reigned during this period. 1922 marked a significant change in the relationship between Great Britain and Ireland. The transformation of the British Empire into a Commonwealth of Nations. 1910 the Modernist movement began to influence British literature Vorticism was a short-lived modernist movement in British art and poetry of the early 20th century, Stephen Spender Finest poet of the time he became realistic and direct. History/Background 20th Century (1887-1967) "golden young Apollo" began to write for pleasure at an early age. won a prize for his verse while still in school. Book: The Soldier Modern Poetry

20th-century English Literature

Transcript: THE SHORT STORY: Kurt Vonnegut on how to write a short story: Katherine Mansfield “W. M. Bannatyne & Co., Ltd. “10th Octbr., 1907. “Dear Sir:— “My daughter, Kathleen, has shown me the letters you have written in respect to her literary contributions, and I desire to thank you sincerely for the practical encouragement you have given her. At the same time, I should like to assure you that you need never have any hesitation in accepting anything from her upon the asumption that it may not be original matter. She, herself, is, I think, a very original character, and writing—whether it be good or bad— comes to her quite naturally. In fact, since she was eight years of age, she has been producing poetry and prose [...] “As to Kathleen's statement concerning her age, this, I notice, you politely question, but I can assure you that she spoke quite correctly when she told you she was only eighteen years old. “Until the close of 1906 she was a student at a college in London, and left that institution to return to New Zealand with me, and other members of my family, in October of that year. I may add that she has always been an omnivorous reader, and posesses a most retentive memory. [...] “In concluding, may I ask you to be kind enough to treat this as a private letter and not to mention to Kathleen that I have written you concerning her. “I am, “Yours very truly “Harold Beauchamp.” “47 Fitzherbert Terrace “Wellington. “23. ix. 07. “E. J. Brady, Esq. “Dear Sir— “Thank you for your letter— I liked the peremptory tone—With regard to the Vignettes I am sorry that (they) resemble their illustrious relatives to so marked an extent—and assure you—they feel very much my own—This style of work absorbs me at present but—well—it cannot be said that anything you have of mine is ‘copied’—Frankly—I hate plagiarism. “I send you some more work—practically there is nothing local—except the ‘Botanical Gardens’ Vignette. The reason is that for the last few years London has held me very tightly—and I've not yet escaped. “You ask for some details as to myself. I am poor— obscure—just eighteen years of age—with a voracious appetite for everything—and principles as light as my prose— “If this pleases you—this MSS.—please know there is a great deal more where this came from— “I am very grateful to you and very interested in your magazine— “Sincerely “K. M. Beauchamp.” Bliss: the Beginning of Katherine Mansfield "It seems to me very important that women should learn how to write." Letter to Katherine Mansfield. 1921. 13 November 1913 [to J.M. Murray] I am reviewing Virginia to send tomorrow. It's devilish hard. Talk about intellectual snobbery -her books reeks of it. (But I can't say so). You would dislike it. You'd never read it. It's so long and so loathsome... Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf by Vanessa Bell Virginia Woolf by Roger Fry, 1917. Kew Gardens December 25, 1927 An Impressionistic Sketch By THE NEW YORK TIMES KEW GARDENS By Virginia Woolf Kew Gardens," despite the appearance as a large, thin book, is really very short - nothing more than an impressionistic sketch. Mrs. Woolf transports us to Kew Gardens on a hot Summer day, permits us to see there six or eight people, most of them in couples, who are caught momentarily as they pass by, and gives us a picture of the gardens themselves. The sketch has not body enough to be in any sense important. The people who pass by are recognizable by class or type, but they are human beings only superficially. In fact it is the flowers and trees of Kew Gardens, the hot, sultry air, which are most vivid. For this piece, like all of Mrs. Woolf's work, has distinction of style; and, though it is not equal to her best writing, it has her characteristic quality. A random quotation will reveal Mrs. Woolf's both observant and poetic eye: "How hot is was! So hot that even the thrush chose to hop, like a mechanical bird. In the shadow of the flowers, with long pauses between one movement and the next; instead of rambling vaguely the white butterflies danced one above the other, making their white shifting flakes the outline of a shattered marble column above the tallest flowers; *** and in the drone of the aeroplane the voice of the Summer sky murmured its fierce soul." "Kew Gardens" is a trifle, but a pleasing for those who admire sensitive impressionism. Kew Gardens Camille Pissarro, 1892. Path to the Great Glass House, Camille Pisarro, 1892. Woman with Parasol in the Garden. Renoir, 1875. Kew Gardens Lucien Pissarro, 1892 River with Poplars Roger Fry, 1912 The Flageolet Player on the Beach Paul Gaugin, 1889 James Joyce Joyce's childhood in Dublin Joyce, when I knew him first, was a student in the Old Royal University [...]. He was very noticeable among the crowd of students that frequented the National Library [...]. He was tall and slender then, with a Dantesque face and steely blue eyes. His costume as I see him in my mind’s eye now included a peaked cap

20th Century English Language

Transcript: *different sounds lead to different spellings Origin British and American Idioms English Language Apostle=apostol Chalk=cealc Monk=munuc flat apartment rubbish bin garbage bin lorry big rig dill fool bowser gas pump Dialects and Showing Of Class *different sounds=long vowels Concerned with physical properties of speech Famous Sayings in Phonetic Alphabet Wif=wife Wifmann=woman Widuwe=widow Phonetic Alphabet 20th Century English Language a branch of linguistics that comprises the study of the sounds of human speech English language has developed over a 1600 year period Interesting Tidbits : used as a visual representation of speech sounds Lower Class Famous Sayings in Phonetic Alphabet: -"the rain in Spain falls mainly in the plane" -"in Hartford, Hereford and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen" What is Phonetics? Old English Number of words in English Language Old English spellings: 360 million English speakers(as of 2010) International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet Other words have same meanings, but different sounds: word/phrase that has a figurative meaning that is different than its literal meaning British Idioms vs. American Idioms Word origins Australian Idioms vs. American Idioms Similar meanings Modern English 3 periods of development: Old English, Middle English and Modern English Eald=old Brodor=brother Hus=house Middle English "World language" Upper class (well-educated, wealthy): speak proper, correctly Middle class (workers): between upper and lower class, language reflect lifestyle of being in the "middle" Lower class (poor): not well educated, speak slang- don't know proper English Development of Dialects Definition: particular form of language that is specific to a region or social group Isolation = formation of stronger dialect characterize social class and different regions constantly changing based on how people hear and pass on works Differences Between Then and Now take it with a pinch of salt take with a grain of salt a skeleton in the cupboard a skeleton in the closet a home from home a home away from home

20th Century Presentation

Transcript: 20th Century Poetry Presentation Presented by PERSON for COMPANY By: Robert Frost This poem was written in 1922, shortly after the second industrial revolution and 4 years after World War 1. Automobiles were becoming more available to households. In 1924 Robert Frost won a Pulitzer Prize for his collection of poetry, "New Hampshire" containing this poem. 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening' By: Robert Frost "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" SUBTOPIC 1 Juxtaposition This poem is a good representation of juxtaposition of events in the early 20th century. The rider is placed in the country not the city. He has a horse not a car. And even though any man in this time frame would think that this represents a slower lifestyle, the narrarator is still seduced by the quiet, "the only other sound's the sweep of easy wind and downy flake." Even his horse, "must think it queer to stop without a farmhouse near." The fact that this was a poem in a collection that won the Pulitzer Prize is evidence that many people were looking for a quieter time also. SUBTOPIC 2 "languages" By: Carl Sandburg By:; Carl Sandburg "languages" Carl Sandburg was born to immigrant parents from Sweden in 1878. Between 1880 and 1920 more than 25 million immigrants came to America. Most immigrants came through Ellis Island located at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Bay. Sandburg's hometown of Chicago became home for Poles, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks, Greeks, and Italians, and Jews from throughout eastern Europe. This poem uses metaphor and imagry to "paint a picture" of the curtural impact of immigrantion on Carl and his neighbors. Imagism "There are no handles upon a language", unlike the handle on your suitcase. Language is personified as "Breaking a new course ", "Changing its way to the ocean."," Moving to valleys ", "And from nation to nation", "Crossing borders and mixing." "Your song dies and changes and is not here to-morrow ", reflecting how slowly the language is lost as assmilation into their new home evloves. This poem represents to me the effects Carl must have witnessed as his parents and neighbors became "Americans" during the World War 1 era. ENGLISH 3 RECOVERY - MODULE 05.04 By Kendra Stefan BY KENDRA STEFAN

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