Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Cases That Haunt Us Post 4

- Jon Benet Ramsey entered pageants most of her life
-She was five years old when she was killed
-she was found in the basement of her house
-her parents were suspected of killing her
-she is the youngest victim in the book of haunting cases

4 questions
-why was she killed?
-were they French?
-how big was the house?
-was she tortured?

3 vocab words
-strangulation- to compress or constrict (a duct, intestine, vessel, etc.) so as to prevent circulation or suppress function.
-euphemism-the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.

2 Literary terms
-"Jon-Benet Ramsey was as cute as a button"---simile
-they were well ofs so they could afford the best lawyers in the world"---hyperbole

1 Overview
A poor, sweet, and innocent child was brutally murdered in the basement of her own house.

Friday, June 5, 2009

the cases that haunt us post 3

-Cher jo is reported missing and is found cut up
-her killer sends the polic a message in all caps explainig why and howhe did it
-he warns all the women girls and daughters to stay off the streets because he is stalking them now
-he's doing this to innocen mainly women
- he kills manny more people but they are with guns

4 questions
-what does DOA stand for?
-why does he keep sending letters to the police?
-is he crazy?
was he in the army as a youth?

3 vocabulary words
-cryptogram-a message or writing in code
-semaphore-an apparatus for conveying info
-whimsical-given to whisy or fanciful notions

2 lit terms

1 overview sentence
an unnamed serial killer sends letters to police and threatens them in the letters

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

the cases that haunt us post 2


~there is a nursery rhyme at the begining of the chapter
-this case was about Lizzie Borden
-her stepmother and father were killed while they slept in the middle of the day
-someone illed them with an axe to the face/head and lizzies was a prime susupect
-she was found not guilty and the crime is still a mysery

4 questions
-who killed them?
-How come Lizzie didn't weep?
-why did she burn the dress?
why would someone make a nursery rhyme out of this horrific crime?

3 vocabulary words

2 Literary terms
-therr was nothing much for the police to sink their teeth into"
-but iam always wary of considering this subject iin a vacuum"

1 overview sentence
Lizzie is suspected of killing her parents in 1888 with an axe.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Cases that Haunt Us Post 1

-i like how the narrator puts his own opinion in the story
-they refer to Jack the Ripper as UNSUB
-most of the women UNSUB killed had their dresses pulled over their heads
-their intestines were pulled out and draped over their shoulders
-most of their sex organs were not found with them

4 Questions
-why do they call Jack the Ripper UNSUB?
-if the murders took place in this time period, would the police be able to catch "Jack the Ripper"?
-was UNSUB crazy or was he an obsessed man?
-how many woman in all were killed by UNSUB?

3 Vocabulary words
-postmortem~of, pertaining to, or occurring in the time following death.
-cockney~a native or inhabitant of the East End district of London, England,
-anthropophagy~the eating of human flesh; cannibalism.

2 Literary Terms
personification- the Masonic conspiracy theory continued to grow
descriptive- short, thickset man in his late thirties or early forties,with black hair, black mustache,and an unusually thick neck.

1 Overveiw Sentence
Jack the Ripper is an unidentified serial killer who mutilated the bodies of his victims in the London, England 1888.

the cases that haunt us

from Jack the ripper to johnBenet ramsey, the FBI's legendary mindhunter sheds light on the mysteries that won't go away

this book is by john douglas and mark olshaker.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Bel Canto post 9 (NOTE: POST 10 IS BELOW!!!!)

-Cesar likes carmen
-there is hope for freedom
-roxane is still a beauty
-cesar is new and love to sing like Coss
-i think something good will happen

4 questions:
-where is Roxane?
~why are there orphans around?
-did cesar see somthing he shouldn't?
-is gen the only translator?

3 vocabulary words
-Catechism:a similar book of instruction in other subjects
-Tendentious:having or showing a definite tendency, bias, or purpose: a tendentious novel.
karats - a cloak or rug of animal skins used in southern Africa.

2 literay terms:
-singing was like the joy felt when a child receives a balloon--simile
~The notes welled up in throat like a wave--simile

1 overview:
-when cesar tries to fill roxane shoes he messes up and gets upset which allowed carmen to come talk to him and comfort him.

Bel Canto post 10

-Carmen taught Mr. Hosokawa with out having anything be translated.
-Carmen is beautiful
-She is smart
-the captives are not really afraid anymore
-this chapter is very moving/touching

4 questions:
-How old is Carmen?
-doesn't Mr. Hosokawa have a wife?
-would carmen tell Roxane who she likes?
~does Gen fit into this love triangle?

3 vocabulary
-metronome:a mechanical or electrical instrument that makes repeated clicking sounds at an adjustable pace, used for marking rhythm, esp. in practicing music.
--Avuncular-of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an uncle
- Sangfroid-coolness of mind; calmness; composure

2literary terms:
-Could turn a door knob as silently as a leaf falls---simile
-Like soldiers shot in battle, they lay where they fell---simile

1 overview sentence:
-Carmen is shot dead and everyone is grieved by her loss.