60 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2018
    1. So I could say mine. My own.

      she wants something belong to her, something she is sure she cannot lost. she want to keep her ownership forever.

    2. The Lost Land

      I think, she identifies her daughter to the land, she lost her daughters she never imagines that they could live. for her maybe they could stay together forever. she refuse to accepts this reality and now try to personify everything around to her

    3. Now they are grown up and far awa

      I think , the author does not accepts that his daughters abandon him, he is mad, maybe he take care to them and now they grew up, able to help him or close to him they decide to live

    1. One day we’ll talk about How the mirror broke

      yes this sentence his the hope, the distrust between black and white. I will come the day where people will try to explain how they mutually accepted each other. for example Luther king speech is the good example in this poem I have a Dream

    2. Nothing about us at all

      I think , this sentence express people identity, who I am if my existence is ignored by the colonization . Because the girls don't understand that the all learning never they talk about their culture. that is not acceptable

    1. We Africans will fight – we find it necessary

      I think if fight is necessary sometime is because somethings happens, the injustice, inequality and frustration provoke the fight and the Africans have the right to fight to obtain the complete independence politic and economic

    2. That until the basic human rights Are equally guaranteed to all,

      the equality is sometimes important between people, to avoid frustration and avoid inequality. the human right is the universal right and the right to request this right. example the right to vote or to be educate, each government has the obligation to allow everybody to be educated

    1. Fascist,

      the fascist is right - wing authoritarian views, or racist, form power dictator

    2. Daddy, I have had to kill you.

      I think the son disapproves his father and he want to kill him

    1. The  modern  bourgeois  society  that  has  sprouted  from  the  ruins  of  feudal society  has  not  done  away  with  class  antagonisms. 

      I don't know , what is people was expecting, equality never exists and will never exists. there will always be this inequality between rich and poor.

    2. . Bourgeois and Proletarians

      bourgeoisie is high class and the proletariats are the farmers, factories workers

    1. The collective unconscious is a part of the psyche which can be negatively distinguished from a personal unconscious

      I agree this idea because someone who has the spinal cord damage can not reason correctly.

    2. the contents of the collective unconscious have never been in consciousness

      I think the author explains that the unconscious and the conscious have never been close. for example if you are stupid you will stupid forever

    3. heredity.

      heredity is the biological process where by genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next

    1. martyrdom

      death that is imposed because of the person's adherence of a religious faith or cause . I t may be any experience that causes intense suffering

    2. when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting

      I think the author wants to said when you get old, you become more reasonable you don't react with vivacity, the passion has not importance for you, you speech is more philosophic

    3. About suffering they were never wrong,

      I don't think it is true because suffering does not mean we may do wrong and be excused. something happens before suffering. if I do something wrong I am guilty I cannot justify my act because I was suffering that is the reason I did wrong

    1. Mighty, and despair!

      he is powerful and deception, he abuses to you because he is powerful and you become desperate

    2. My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works

      may be here he shows his power king of king, after him there no king , he is the Absolut king

    3. Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. .

      I think the author tries to explain how it is difficult to walk in the desert, because in the desert no vegetation sometimes water it very difficult to survive in the desert. he explain his deception

    1. let me carry the pangs of this sorrow in my dreams

      it is difficult for him to forget so he prefers to carry this pain in his dream. when you love somebody, you are willing to do everything as soon as possible to convince this person.

    2. let me not forget for a moment,

      it is difficult for him to forget, this sentence show his bitterness

    3. If it is not my portion to meet thee in this life

      I think , he tries to explain his feeling or his emotion, because he lost something important for his life, this thing lost maybe his wife or someone he loves

  2. Apr 2018
    1. “Don’t give yourself airs

      be humble

    2. In my youth,” said the sage, as he shook his grey locks, “I kept all my limbs very supple

      the old man teaches us, how he took care his life in his youth, the sage teaches us the importance to care his life when we are young to prepare the future when we will be old.

    3. am chearful, young man, Father William replied, ⁠Let the cause thy attention engage;

      the father is teaching his son to pay attention what he is doing and he must be engage to do what's he is doing

    4. You are hale, Father William, a hearty old man, ⁠Now tell me the reason I pray.

      the young man knows his father is old man , he may died anytime , now he tries to learn something from his father, but his preoccupation he want to know why he prays, his father is reasoning in his youth that is the moment to be close to God , don't wait when you will be old and you are no more strong to pray God

    5. For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do.

      Satan is the devil who wants to do something bag , he has the negative thought.

    6. Satan

      satan is principal evil spirit or the supreme evil spirit in the Abrahamic religions.

    7. Improve each shining hour

      the little bee works hard, the little finds something to do, just to teach , don't lazy, if you want something to make yourself busy you can

    1. she scolded herself

      she blame herself or to quarrel noisily

    2. mice

      mice is the mouse

    3. However, this bottle was not marked ‘poison

      even the bottle does not marked poison, you need to have self control because you don't know exactly what's you are drinking.

  3. Mar 2018
    1. One may lead a horse to water, Twenty cannot make him drink.

      this metaphore means you can do something for someone but if the person does not want to do you cannot forcing him to do it. for example if you give water to your horse and it does not want to drink, you cannot forcing

    1. faery power

      A supernatural being or magical creature.

    2. When I have Fears That I May Cease to Be

      the author is haunted by the death, he is scare to die. he does not make sense for me to fear the death, because it is waste time, we will die one a day. our existence means the death is not and our disappearance means the presence of the death.

    3. That thou would wish thine own heart dry of blood

      It is evidence that if your dry blood, your heart does not work. you are death

    4. haunt

      it is when you are persistently and disturbingly present in the mind.

    5. the tomb,

      monument to a dead person, erected over their burial place.

    6. This living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold

      I think the author tries to bring the life close to the death, because he said now warm and capable, mean this hand is an live, if the hand is warm and capable , it is because the hand may do some movement , warm because the blood run into his veins. As soon as the hand becomes cold that means the hand is not capable to do any movement. warm is contrast of cold.

    1. imposter

      a person who makes deceitful pretenses

    2. tyrants

      cruel and oppressor dictator

    3. Sow seed—but let no tyrant reap: Find wealth—let no imposter heap: Weave robes—let not the idle wear: Forge arms—in your defence to bear

      the author gives the solution , what is the working class must do to struggle injustice. I think it is good idea because if the workers stop to give their production to tyrant, the tyrant will be an difficulty. the worker must take their responsibility to fight.

    4. liberticide

      liberticide it is curb the freedom. for example some country no freedom speech because the government has decided and if you don't this rule you may be arrest.

    5. A people starved and stabbed in th’ untilled field; An army, whom liberticide and prey

      Shelley remind us this period where people was working hard, it was slavery period, no freedom , dictator period , the army was abusing people and anything happens. their freedom was confiscated

    1. Oh, Frankenstein, be not equitable to every other and trample upon me alone, to whom thy justice, and even thy clemency and affection, is most due.

      I think the monster requests justice, clemency and affection for itself. the monster does not want to share anything with other. maybe Frankenstein has other creature or predict to create .

    2. I suddenly beheld the figure of a man, at some distance, advancing towards me with superhuman speed.

      i'm surprise to see Dr. Frankenstein avoid his own creature, this attitude is funny. usually the monster is a weird creature and if Frankenstein to create something like monster he should be able to assume the consequences.

    3. malignity

      quality of being disposed to evil; or intense ill will

    1. ardou

      feeling strong eagerness or intense feeling love

    2. Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world

      Frankenstein tries to explain to us the life is at beginning and the death at the end. The torrent of light is the life and dark world is the death. it is this way religious depict the life and the death

    3. hurricane

      hurricane is a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots

  4. Feb 2018
    1. arbitrary insolent

      that is form of injustice with brutality, abusing , lack of respect.

    2. whilst women, on the contrary, have no other scheme to sharpen their faculties. It is not business, extensive plans, or any of the excursive flights of ambition, that engross their attention; no, their thoughts are not employed in rearing such noble structures.

      all women are expecting to get marry to built the family and it is a dream a some age in the life but the difference it is more easy for the men who have a good situation man to built family but they don't plan to get marry in the life whereas women wish and dream , after women realize they cannot forcing the fate.

    3. aristocracy:

      Aristocracy means the highest in certain societies, for example : form of government in which power is held by the nobility

    4. A woman who has lost her honour, imagines that she cannot fall lower, and as for recovering her former station, it is impossible; no exertion can wash this stain away. Losing thus every spur, and having no other means of support, prostitution becomes her only refuge

      even women has not hope or other choice she refuse some situation and some time women are willing to anything possible you can image from them. And the worst you cannot guess it is the prostitution as last solution. this situation happens because at beginning some women have a high standing life and it is difficult to accept the horrible situation life.

    1. That when we reject the single story, when we realize that there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise.

      whatever something is small, it still important, everything is important don't never said I don't care the small your ignore that is small cans help you to understand or do something you need.

    2. Pidgin, and Igbo and Yoruba and Ijo

      the Nigeria is the big country almost 32 states, and the most important language people are speaking these ; Pidgin, Igbo, Yoruba and Ijo

    3. What if my roommate knew about the female lawyer who recently went to court in Nigeria to challenge a ridiculous law that required women to get their husband’s consent before renewing their passports

      when Adichie talks about her friend who went to Nigeria to challenge the law about women who lives on husband authority, she wants to show us if her friend was not go to Nigeria , never she will know this story may be someone will talk to her but it could be difficult to believe. May be people does not know but it is true the women live on their husbands authorities, because it is a culture it maybe difficult to accept but it the culture and some family or countries still follow their tradition.

    4. and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding

      I think the title '' the Danger of single story'' is explicit , because single means one and it is dangerous to learn only one thing, and we see through her the importance to learn and travel, she was in Nigeria , she never heard the snow and she relate something truth. Adichie shows us the importance of the reading. and to know something you must see to believe. there many example my grand father was saying to me , you need to travel to learn and do some research to understand how the world walks.

    5. storyteller

      I think the title '' the Danger of single story'' is explicit , because single means one and it is dangerous to learn only one thing, and we see through her the importance to learn and travel, she was in Nigeria , she never heard the snow and she relate something truth. Adichie shows us the importance of the reading. and to know something you must see to believe. there many example my grand father was saying to me , you need to travel to learn and do some research to understand how the world walks.