Heart and Mind-By Edith Sitwell

In our Literature class, we read a poem called «Heart and Mind» which is a poem we will be tested on in our International exam, the IGCSE. After reading and analyisng it all together our teacher, Pato, gave us an esay question and told us to write an essay about it.

Here’s my essay:

Essay Question: «The poem extends the argument that the heart and the mind are irrevocably different. Comment closely on this»

         Heart and mind, by Edith Sitwell, is a brilliantly crafted poem that deals with two binary opposites which are the heart and the mind. These are portrayed by three different narrators. The writer uses three narrators through all the poem, to convey the disparity between this two. In spite of the variety of point of views, they all end up giving the same message, which is that if in relationship there’s only passion and no love, it won’t succeed at all.

         To begin with, in the first stanza the writer uses a Lion as the first narrator of the poem. Through this fierce animal, he introduces his focal point which is that if there’s only passion and no love in a relationship it won’t succeed. The lion tries to demonstrate the Lioness the importance of heart when it comes to a relationship by referring to the passing of time, by bringing back the “amber dust” skin the lioness used to have. Furthermore, he also uses the word “remember” to bring back the memories of their glorious days of brightness and passion which now, are over. The king of the jungle, emphasises on the fact of the aging and the loss of beauty, because as they become old, they start losing their elegance and youthfulness.  That’s why he points that, when you get old, the passion is lost, so if there’s no love from the heart but only physical and passional love, the relationship will end. By highlighting this he gives us the message that if they lose passion, they still can be one when they die, but only if love is of the heart and the mind, not only physical.

          Moreover, in the second and the third stanza, the narrator is switched into a skeleton. He emphasizes the fact that time is running out and that nothing is eternal. He uses the expression of “mourning heat of the sun” to express the fact that everything will die even nature dies in every autumn and winter. He points out that time will finish for all of us and in spite of the fact that passion had put you together with someone in the past, if there’s no love at all, now when the passion it’s finish the relationship will not survive. But if there’s love the relationship will still be one even after death. The skeleton also takes into account that passion is stronger than mind that’s why when we are in love sometimes we don’t take good decisions because “the mind is but a foolish wind” and if love is not present, this decisions will affect our future.

          Furthermore, in the fourth and last stanza the narrator changes to a sun which is talking to the moon. As we had developed in the other three stanzas the Sun is trying to emphasize the importance of the two concepts sticking together and also to show the huge difference between them. The sun tells the moon which is represent as a”lonely white crone” that life is not forever and the love of the mind and passion it’s not enough at all. He also points out that the two concepts should stick together in spite of the fact that never until time is finish “the fire of the heart and the fire of the mind be one” as they are irrevocably different.

          All in all, in this extract you can clearly see a contrast between love of mind which is based in passion, and the love of the heart, which is based in feelings and emotions. To convey this the author uses three narrators which clearly portrait the benefits that loving from the heart gives to you and also points out the fact that when love from the heart and from the mind are stick together, they are stronger. To sum up, it gives us the readers a very clear message which is that is that you need more than passion for a relationship to succeed.

Language Test- 3/4

Today, 3/4, we did an online test with our Language teacher Pilar Pando. After anserqing all the questions we had to post the test in our blogs.

Here’s mine;

Language Test

1)Write a paragraph (80-90 words) saying what has happened to the male character. Use a variety of tenses: simple past, past continuous, past perfect and conditional type

The male character of the video was walking alone in the middle of the night when suddenly he was surprised by a man who shoot him and then ran away. While he was shouting for help a lot of cars passed through the road but no one realized he was there. He started thinking that this wouldn’t have happened if he hadn’t run away from his mother’s house. The saw a lot of blood coming through his arm so he went unconscious. A woman who passed through saw him and helped him. While she was driving him to the hospital she tried to wake him up. When they arrived to the hospital the doctor said that if she had found him a little later he would be dead by now.

Simple Past: Something about inside told me to turn around

Past Continuous: I was working late and it was a cold night

Past Perfect: I had left my phone at the office

Conditional type 3: If I had found you ten minutes later, it would have been to late


Write a paragraph (summary) of 80- 90 words of the story The Escape. Answer the questions in a paragraph. Include a variety of tenses: simple past- past perfect- past continuous and present perfect.

The story, The Gold Cadillac, is about an African American family during the period of time were black people were less than white people and were not accepted in society. This story is told from the 1st person point of view which is the younger daughter of the family called Lois who is 10 years old, that’s why the story is perceived with a very innocent tone. The family was formed by Dee which was the mother, the father and their two daughters Lois and Wilma. The father of the family had just bought a new car but not any car, a charming gold Cadillac to drive down south with. In spite of the excitement and joy of all the family, Dee, the mother, is not happy at all about this and refuses to ride in the car. Her anger was caused because her husband had bought a new brand car with the money they had been saving for years to buy a new house. She finally gives in and the whole family heads down south in the gold Cadillac to visit their relatives who lived there. On the way down, people gave them dirty looks because African Americans were not supposed to have such an expensive car.  A policeman pulls them over and accuses the father of having stole the car. At the end of the story, the father ends up selling the car and decides to get a cheaper car so people will not harass them any more and also to start saving money for their new house.

  1. What is the story about? What are the main events in the story, and how are they related to each other?
  2. Are the main events of the story arranged chronologically, or are they arranged in another way?
  3. What are the conflicts in the plot? Are they physical, intellectual, moral or emotional? Are they resolved? How are they resolved? Is the main conflict between good and evil sharply differentiated, or is it more subtle and complex?
  4. What is the climax of the story and at what point in the story does the climax occur?
  5. What is the setting of the story?
  6. Who is/are the main character(s) in the story? What does the main character looklike?
  7. Describe the main character’s situation. Where does he/she live? Does he/she livealone or with others? What does the main character do for a living, or is he/she dependent on others for support?
  8. What are some of the chief characteristics (personality traits) of the character?

       9. What point of view does the story use? Is the story told from a first-personperspective, in which the narrator is one of the characters in the story, and refers tohimself or herself as “I”? Or is the story told from a third-person perspective, in which he narrator is not one of the characters in the story or may not participate in the events of the story?

     10. Is it consistent in its use of this point of view? If shifts are made, are they justified?

     11.What are the advantages of the chosen point of view?

Sinónimos de Habilidad y Diversión

En la clase de lengua, realizamos un mock paper para practicar para nuestro examen internacional de spanish el cual rendimos este año. En este, teníamos una consigna de redacción por eso, nuestra profesora Carol, nos dijo ue íbamos a trabajar buscando sinónimos para poder escribir comas vocabulario y no repetir siempre las mismas palabras. Nos dividió en grupos y a cada uno le tocaron dos palabras de las cuales tenían que buscar sinónimos y dar ejemplos de estos. Yo trabaje con Gonzalo Irazusta, Trinidad Porretti y Ramiro Aizpiri con las palabras habilidad y diversión.

Esta es nuestra presentación

Sinonimos de habilidad y de diversion


Last week, our history teacher Lenny, diveded us into seven groups of 3. Each group had a different topic which it had to explain. As regards your topic you had to answer some guide questions so that your presentation will be complete. I’ve worked with Ramiro Aizpiri and Fransisco Montoya and the topic we had to analyse was how did Germany rearmed.

Here is the guide we had to follow and also our presentation.

Línea De Tiempo

En la clase de historia, después de leer algunas paginas del libro, nuestra profesora Maria Laura Nasjleti nos asignó un trabajo para hacer en parejas. El trabajo consistía en realizar una línea de tiempo ubicando los eventos que acabábamos de leer. Yo trabajé con Valentina Re y esta es una foto de nuestra linea de tiempo:



Edifico Públicos alrededor de la Plaza de Mayo

En la clase de Formación Ética y Ciudadana, nuestra profesora,  Maria Laura Nasjleti , nos asigno un trabajo en grupos de a cuatro. Yo trabaje junto a Valentina ReTrinidad Porretti y Abril Teran Frias 

Este es nuestro trabajo:

Consigna: ¿Qué edificios del Poder Público se encuentran alrededor de la plaza de mayo, en la ciudad de Buenos Aires? ¿A quien pertenecen, al gobierno nacional o al gobierno de CABA?

Los edificios públicos que están alrededor de la plaza de mayo son los siguientes:

  • Casa rosada: la casa rosada es un edificio público que se encuentra alrededor de la plaza de mayo. Este pertenece al gobierno nacional y es donde ejerce el poder ejecutivo. Aquí es donde reside el presidente de la nación Argentina. Se encuentra sobre la calle Balcarce.
  • AFIP: La AFIP es un ente público que pertenece a la nación y encargado de ejecutar las políticas impulsadas por el poder ejecutivo en cuanto a los impuestos. Esta es uno de los edificios que rodean la plaza de mayo. Se encuentra sobre la calle Hipólito Yrigoyen.
  • Catedral: La catedral es un edificio público/privado que pertenece a la iglesia católica. Se encuentra sobre la calle Rivadavia.
  • Palacio de gobierno de Buenos Aires: El palacio de gobierno de Buenos Aires es un edificio que funciona como sede de la jefatura de gobierno de la ciudad de Buenos Aires. Por esto podemos entender que pertenece al gobierno de CABA. Este se encuentra sobre la calle Bolívar por lo que está alrededor de la plaza de Mayo.
  • Banco de la Nación Argentina: el Banco de la Nación Argentina es un edificio público que se encuentra en la calle Bartolomé Mitre, en frente de una de las esquinas de la Plaza de Mayo.