Paradise Lost

Last lesson we studied Paradise Lost and MacFlecknoe. I want to talk about Paradise Lost, because it is a very interesting poem.

It was written by John Milton, and he is considered as the greatest poet after Shakespeare. I couldn’t say anything about that, but the poem is good and intetesting.

It is about Satan, and humans’ expelling from heaven. The poem is interesting, because it is alike to our religion. Because of that, it is easy to remember the context. We already know about these informations.

Of course there are different things between the poem, and our religion. For example: In the poem Satan is very strong, but for us Satan is miserable, and powerless. He has no physical power to us. We have a forbidden fruit in our faith, and it is in the poem too.

As I said, there are lots of similarities between the poem and our belief. So I think remembering the poem will be easy for me.

Civil War And Restoration

I couldn’t attend the lesson this week. However, I downloaded the presentation, and read the informations about this week’s topic.

As I understand, that period is about the civil war, and the attempts to undo the mistakes that have been made.Also two poems were examined, but I want to talk about the civil war.

What I can see that the reason for the unnecessary deaths, and the great pains is religion. Actually the reason is not the religion, it is the untolerance to other people’s beliefs.

From the things what I read, I figured out not many people took place that bloody event. But no matter what, killing each other for little disaggrement is nothing but murder. All civil wars in the history are sad, and it ruins the lives of people.

I hope there will be no more killing or disaggrement amongs the people. Eventually, all of us come from the same ancestors.

Fleas, Death, and Wings

This week we had three poems to examine. Actually one of them wasn’t a poem, it was a prayer.

First poem was The Flea. It was an interesting poem, and a little bit odd. Two lovers are bitten by a flea, they bound each other by blood. Their parents don’t want them be together. As I said, it was odd, and I think a bit of disgusting. Maybe the reason why I can not fully like this poem is that flea.

After that we looked Holy Sonnet X. It was written after the death of its poet’s wife. The idea is about the death is not strong, and fearful. The death shouldn’t be proud of itself. At the end of the poem it is said; After everybody dies, the death will die too. I think it is a good idea because when there is nobody, there will not be a job for the death.

And the last one was Easter Wings. It is a prayer and the written form of that work looks like a couple of wings. It is about fate, and its power to give people hope.

I liked the works except The Flea. I think it is not a bad thing, because it is a strange poem. I hope the following weeks I won’t feel like that about other works.






Excellent Love , Fate and Death…

In my opinion, it isn’t about fate. We choose our destiny, and their bad end comes from their parents’ foolishness. If they had been more thoughtful, all could be happy after all.

On My BookShelf

Romeo and Juliet is  written by William Shakespeare. It is a really emotional work. We talked about this great tragedie in our classroom,  and also we  watched its animation film, and i said to myself  ” what a bad fate ? “. I thought that everything can end in a bad last  if you make deadly mistakes. The big love caused  to the big tragedie. I had some knowledge about the work , but i didnt know the details in the story .So i was happy to learn it.

Also ,  I liked the way we learn the lesson .I think this is one of the best way  to teach something .Using these ways such as movies , cartoons , images etc. are really good for us . We can focus on the work .Therefore , i want to thank Mr.Akayoglu for his nice teaching.Finally , i hope that  the…

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Magnificent love

You are right, in those times love could be normal for their age, but the world has chanced. The balance between men and women is different this time. It could be a wrong example for that generation.


for me ıt is the most tragic work in English history..after all the deep meanings of the words they say to each other is so charming..ı knew this work but when we watch it deeply, we realised much more things than we know.just not enough read, to watch is more convincing..lots of things can be said for this work it’s perfect but one thing is not good for me …yes we can say literature is a good example for us but characters which was named romeo and juliet was so young to live this love and ı think this love is marvellous  but ıt ıs the wrong example for new generation…

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A Great Tragedy

Yesterday, we saw Romeo and Juliet. We watched animated version of this work. At first, I thought I wouldn’t like it because of it was a cartoon. But later, I began to like it. It was a good love story, and there were of course deaths like every tragedy. It didn’t end well, but finally the families understood what they had done was wrong. What I want to say is, it is a good play, and it deserves its reputation.

I liked the way we were teached the lesson. Watching the animated version of a play is more memorable. When we the work visually, it is easier to hold it in the mind. Also, for there are old English words, hearing the pronunciation of these words could help us to learn the right way to say them.

I hope the classes will go on like that. It is more enjoyable for me, and I think my friends also think like that.