Showing posts from December, 2017

The Decision.

Today, in a 3-2 decision, net neutrality was repealed.

Movements often spring up out of seemingly nowhere nowadays, but don't often go anywhere. The case with net neutrality was different. I've never seen a movement grow so quickly. I've never seen so many people concerned over a single issue come together to cause a change.

It's so strange when we hear the words, "Your voice is important." Lately, it doesn't seem like it. How can a movement with so much momentum be shut down? How can the voices of over 80% of Americans be ignored so easily?

The net neutrality issue will change so... so many things. The internet will no longer serve as America's playground, library, teacher... or whatever you use the internet for. Access to sites will be limited. Everything from little blogs like this, to large sites like YouTube will no longer be available for free. All because of a selfish FCC chairman.

Typically, blogging isn't much of a challenge. I always hav…

Finals Study Guide

Howdy peeps! Here is a study guide that I created based on what DP was saying in class. I will include links to previous blog posts that may be helpful as well :)

1. Tone - how the author feels about what he/she is talking about. Some common tones are indifferent (not really caring), happy, excited, etc.

2. Mood - how the author's tone makes YOU feel. If the author speaks about something with a sad tone, it may give the poem a sad vibe. Or, the events in a story may give off some sort of mood. In Richard Cory, the guy committed suicide and it made the poem seem sad.

3. Diction - the specific words the author uses. Word choice. One author may utilize informal diction; he/she may use works like fuck and shit (me on a daily basis). Another author may utilize more formal diction; he/she may speak with a more advanced vocabulary.

4. Syntax - how the author arranges sentences. If an author writes really short sentences, that is a form of syntax. Similar to how an autho…