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Monday, January 18

  1. page Period 5- Kasey, Chris, Catie- Scylla and Charybdis edited ... Ulysses has been told of two monsters guarding the narrow waterway to Thrinacia. Scylla and Ch…
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    Ulysses has been told of two monsters guarding the narrow waterway to Thrinacia. Scylla and Charybdis are the names of these creatures. Each monster lives beneath a huge rock on either side of the waterway.
    Charybdis lives beneath the rock on the left- hand side of the strait. She was once a beautiful naiad and the daughter of Poseidon. She was consuming a lot of land to claim it for her father. The land was being turned into ocean. Zeus (the god of the sky and the Earth) was raged and turned her into a hideous creature. She was now a monster whose whole face is one mouth and arms and legs are flippers.
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    Scylla, also a beautiful naiad, lived on the right-hand side of the waterway. At first sight, Poseidon had fallen in love with her. The wife of Poseidon, Amphitrite, got extremely jealous and turned Scylla into the most disgraceful monster. She looked like a spider with twelve legs and six heads.
    Ulysses was heading toward the middle of the strait to avoid Scylla's tentacles and Charybdis's whirlpool. As he was in the middle of the waterway, he had forgotten to calculate the location of the ores. This caused Scylla to grab the ores and jerk the boat towards her. As she was whipping her tentacles around, she grabbed six men and ate them whole. Ulysses had no time to be frightened; he had to continue his voyage to Thrinacia.
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Friday, November 6

  1. page Period 3 - Nichole, Carl, Kellen - Cattle of the Sun edited ... Eurylochus: He has charisma because the crew took his word over Ulysess' . {img_helios.jpg} …
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    Eurylochus: He has charisma because the crew took his word over Ulysess'
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    Conflict: Person vs. nature
    Climax: Eurilochus and the crew atack the cattle
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    Figurative Language: The mast split and fell, laying its white sail like a shrowd over the ship. simile
    It was that very moment when Charbys took her first drink of the day. personification
    "We must wait until the wind drops." personification
    Lessons learned: Temptation doesn't lead to salation.
    Mdern Day: 1940's - Hitler killed himself knowing he would die anyway. As did the men.

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Wednesday, November 4

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    Conflict- Ulysses and his men are trying to get home when two men open the bag of winds when they were only an hour away from home. This took them all the way back to where they started.
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    Climax- Two men opened the bag of winds, when they were only an hour away from home. The winds brought him all the way back to the other side of the sea.
    Figurative Language- “They ate like starved men.” Simile “You’re a sharp one, you are…” metaphor “Look, he sleeps like a babe.” Simile “And you were right, a thousand times right” hyperbole “His sword sleeps in its sheath.” Personification “Aeolus was an enormously fat demigod with a long wind-tangled beard and a red wind beaten face.” Imagery
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  2. page Period 3 - Tom, Cassandra, Olivia - Calypso edited {calypso-odysseus-1.jpg} Calypso When the Titan, Calypso, saw Ulysses was going to land on…

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    Calypso
    When the Titan, Calypso, saw Ulysses was going to land on her island, Ogygia, she went out to wait for him to arrive. After Ulysses’ long journey home from fighting in Troy, he had arrived on Ogygia. Ulysses woke up and found himself lying under a shady tree. He had woken up and thought he was dead, but was actually dizzy from traveling overseas. He wanted to go home, but Calypso made him stay on the island.
    After Ulysses was being forced to stay on the Ogygia, Calypso told him everything on her island was hers. He had wanted to go home, but had stayed for a little while. He had hunted and went fishing. Ulysses finally made up his mind and wanted to go home to Ithica.
    Ulysses wanted to go home to his wife and son. He sent a crow to check on them. When the crow re-turned Ulysses uncovered some terrible information. Ulysses’ wife, Penelope, was being threatened to re-marry. Also, his son, Telemachus, was being threatened to be killed. Ulysses also wanted to get all of the people out of his home. He asked Calypso the favor of being sent home and she said that his wife was old and titans never get old. She told him that if he’d stay she’d turn him immortal. Ulysses prayed to Olympus and Hermes came to tell Calypso to let him go. Calypso was disappointed to see Ulysses go, but she sent him back on his way home.
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    Simile:
    Across the meadows, four streams ran, crossing each other, making a sound of soft laughter.
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    Connection to Modern Day:
    This story connects to modern day by having similarities with Iraq. In Iraq, people are trying to get home to their families and are struggling to succeed.
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    Characterization:
    Calypso
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  3. page Period3-Chloe,Jess,Sean,Brendan-Ino's Veil, Sirens edited ... Brave- He stood up to Posiedon. Conflict: Posiedon tries to kill Ulysses. ... veil wh…
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    Brave- He stood up to Posiedon.
    Conflict: Posiedon tries to kill Ulysses.
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    veil which m akesmakes sure he
    1. The boat spun like a chip.
    2. The water seemed death-cold, heavy as iron, but now it seemed warm as a bath.
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