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Green Energy Cars And How They Affect The Environment

5 Oct

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Mobil Berenergi Hijau dan Bagaimana Efeknya Terhadap Lingkungan

oleh Mike Reitz

Misi di balik mobil berenergi ‘hijau’ (sumber energi dapat diperbarui) dan  lingkungan (ramah lingkungan) adalah sebagai kebutuhan untuk melawan global warming (pemanasan global) dan efeknya terhadap planet kita, membantu melestarikan planet kita untuk generasi yang akan datang. Gas dari bahan bakar fosil di mobil konvensional (biasa/pada umumnya) telah mengambil korban pada (mengorbankan) sumber daya alam kita melalui polusi. Mobil berenergi ‘hijau’ kita harapkan dapat mengurangi daya rusak ke lapisan ozon dan melestarikan bumi kita.

4 Tipe Mobil ‘Hijau’

Mobil elektrik didukung oleh stasiun pengisian khusus yang dibuat untuk mobil tersebut. Kendaraan ini mengklaim (mengaku) memiliki emisi nol (tidak beremisi) kepada ozone.

Mobil ‘hijau’ ini sangat pas untuk perjalanan lebih pendek di sekitar lingkungan tetangga. Pengisiannya (energi) tidak memakan waktu cukup lama untuk sebuah perjalanan. Mobil ini akan berjalan sekitar 100 mil sebelum membutuhkan pengisian (energi) lain dan biasanya membutuhkan sekitar 10 jam agar pengisiannya optimal (selesai/komplit).

Mobil hybrid didukung oleh kombinasi dari sebuah mesin pembakaran gas internal dan satu atau lebih motor (mesin) elektrik. Dalam kategori ini ada juga sesuatu yang disebut  mobil plug-in yang dapat digerakkan melalui sebuah saluran listrik rumah tangga. Mobil ‘hijau’ hybrid (berenergi hybrid) mengurangi jumlah polutan yang ada di udara sebesar 20-30 persen.

Mobil hybrid bekerja untuk perjalanan lingkungan, tetapi memiliki kemampuan lebih untuk pergi pada perjalanan panjang (jauh) juga. Ini dikarenakan oleh dua sumber energi.

Menggunakan bagian saluran dari mobil plug-in memungkinkan dua kali jumlah pengisian sebagai mobil listrik. Pada faktanya, dengan sebuah saluran 204 volt, Anda dapat secara keseluruhan  mengisi kembali mobil dalam 3 sampai 5 jam.


Kendaraan gas alami menggunakan gas alami sebagai bahan bakar dan sangat mungkin untuk kendaraan berenergi besar seperti truk sampah dan van (mobil gerbong) pengiriman. Kendaraan yang beroperasi pada gas alam juga menghasilkan (memancarkan) 30 persen lebih sedikit karbondioksida daripada mobil berbahan bakar fosil.

Mobil biodiesel dioperasikan oleh minyak sayuran yang telah diadaptasikan ke bahan bakar yang dapat digunakan pada mobil. Dengan mobil biodiesel kita dapat mengurangi gas-gas berbahaya sebanyak 15-40 persen dibandingkan dengan mobil berbahan bakar konvensional (biasa/pada umumnya).

Mobil biodiesel dapat digunakan seperti mesin pembakaran konvensional kita yang berbahan bakar fosil. Ini bagus untuk perjalanan panjang sebaik (sebagus) tugas di lingkungan sekitar.

Keuntungan Mobil ‘Hijau’

Keuntungan terbesar dari mobil berenergi hijau adalah pengurangan jumlah emisi yang dipancarkan (dihasilkan) mobil ini ke atmosfir.

Mobil elektrik memberikan emisi nol (tidak beremisi) ke udara. Mobil hybrid tidak menggunakan banyak bahan bakar, menghemat uang pengendara dalam pembelian gas (harga gas). Kendaraan gas alami memberikan lebih sedikit emisi dan bahan bakarnya lebih sedikit mahal. Kendaraan biodiesel (memberikan) lebih sedikit racun ke ozon dan dihasilkan dari daur ulang sisa minyak.

English version:

Green Energy Cars And How They Affect The Environment

by Mike Reitz

The mission behind green energy cars and the environment is the need to reverse global warming and its affects on our planet, to help preserve our planet for generations to come. Gas from fossil fuel in our conventional cars has taken a toll on our natural resources through pollution. Green energy cars are the hope that we can eliminate the destructive forces to our ozone layer and preserve mother earth.

4 Types of Green Cars

Electric cars are powered by a special charging station made just for the car. These vehicles claim zero emissions into the ozone.

These green cars are most suited for shorter trips around the neighborhood. The charge does not stay charged long enough for over the road trips. These cars will run about 100 miles before needing another charge and typically take about 10 hours to charge completely.

Hybrid cars are powered by the combination of an internal gas combustion engine and one or more electric motors. In this category there is also something called the plug-in car which can be powered through a household electric outlet. Hybrid green cars reduce the amount of pollutants going into the air by 20-30 percent.

Hybrid cars work for neighborhood trips but have the extra ability to go on long excursions also. This is because of the two sources of energy.

Using the outlet portion of the plug-in car allows twice the amount of charge as the electric car. In fact, with a 204 volt outlet, you can completely recharge the car in 3 to 5 hours.

Natural gas vehicles use natural gas as a fuel and are most likely to power large vehicles such as dump trucks and delivery vans. Vehicles operating on natural gas also emit 30 percent less carbon dioxide than fossil fuel powered cars.

Biodiesel cars are operated by vegetable oil that has been adapted into a fuel that can be used in cars. With biodiesel cars we can reduce the harmful gases by 15-40 percent compared to conventional fuel cars.

Biodiesel cars can be used just like our conventional fossil-fuel burning engines. These are good for long trips as well as errands around the neighborhood.

Benefits of Green Cars

The greatest benefit of green energy cars is the reduced amount of emissions these vehicles emit into the atmosphere.

The electric car gives off no emissions into the air. Hybrid cars do not use as much fuel, saving the driver money in gas prices. Natural gas vehicles give off less emissions and the fuel is less expensive. The bio-diesel vehicles are less toxic to the ozone and are produced from recycled waste oil.


Daddy – Sylvia Plath : Poetry Analysis

27 Jun

You do not do, you do not do

Any more, black shoe

In which I have lived like a foot

For thirty years, poor and white,

Barely daring to breathe or Achoo.


Daddy, I have had to kill you.

You died before I had time—

Marble-heavy, a bag full of God,

Ghastly statue with one gray toe

Big as a Frisco seal


And a head in the freakish Atlantic

Where it pours bean green over blue

In the waters off the beautiful Nauset.

I used to pray to recover you.

Ach, du.


In the German tongue, in the Polish town

Scraped flat by the roller

Of wars, wars, wars.

But the name of the town is common.

My Polack friend


Says there are a dozen or two.

So I never could tell where you

Put your foot, your root,

I never could talk to you.

The tongue stuck in my jaw.


It stuck in a barb wire snare.

Ich, ich, ich, ich,

I could hardly speak.

I thought every German was you.

And the language obscene


An engine, an engine,

Chuffing me off like a Jew.

A Jew to Dachau, Auschwitz, Belsen.

I began to talk like a Jew.

I think I may well be a Jew.


The snows of the Tyrol, the clear beer of Vienna

Are not very pure or true.

With my gypsy ancestress and my weird luck

And my Taroc pack and my Taroc pack

I may be a bit of a Jew.


I have always been scared of you,

With your Luftwaffe, your gobbledygoo.

And your neat mustache

And your Aryan eye, bright blue.

Panzer-man, panzer-man, O You—-


Not God but a swastika

So black no sky could squeak through.

Every woman adores a Fascist,

The boot in the face, the brute

Brute heart of a brute like you.


You stand at the blackboard, daddy,

In the picture I have of you,

A cleft in your chin instead of your foot

But no less a devil for that, no not

Any less the black man who


Bit my pretty red heart in two.

I was ten when they buried you.

At twenty I tried to die

And get back, back, back to you.

I thought even the bones would do.


But they pulled me out of the sack,

And they stuck me together with glue.

And then I knew what to do.

I made a model of you,

A man in black with a Meinkampf look


And a love of the rack and the screw.

And I said I do, I do.

So daddy, I’m finally through.

The black telephone’s off at the root,

The voices just can’t worm through.


If I’ve killed one man, I’ve killed two—

The vampire who said he was you

And drank my blood for a year,

Seven years, if you want to know.

Daddy, you can lie back now.


There’s a stake in your fat black heart

And the villagers never liked you.

They are dancing and stamping on you.

They always knew it was you.

Daddy, daddy, you bastard, I’m through.


 1.      Who is the speaker of this poem?

A daughter who is angry, disappointed, and sad with his father. The daughter uses figurative image of her father like a black shoe; like a statue that stretches across the United States; like God; like a Nazi; like a Swastika; and finally, like a vampire. The speaker is a woman or a daughter because on line 71 “If I’ve killed one man, I’ve killed two” it is related to the woman, how she is hatred with two of them. Like bullying.

2.      What is the tone of the poem?

She feels full of anger and hatred. For example, in “Daddy, I have had to kill you” it sounds like you really want to kill your one of family member. Is it normal? It is not normal, so I say she really feels disappointed with her father whereas he is a father who gives her money every day. Also, “If I’ve killed one man, I’ve killed two” it sounds like a big revenge of the speaker.

3.      In the first stanza how does he/she see him/herself?

“You do not do, you do not do” this repetition sounds like no happy with this stanza. The speaker tries to say to the “you” as “father” that not to beg something “You do not do, you do not do”

The speaker tells that “black shoe” is the place the speaker’s lived in.

“Any more” tells that the speaker want to go out from that place.

“Foot” describes what the speaker’s feels. The speaker is like something “not important” in father’s speaker’s life.

“Poor and white” explain that the speaker is really full of scared and threatened.

“Barely daring to breathe or Achoo” tells that the speaker won’t dare to breathe or sneeze because it can disturb the speaker’s father, meaning that the speaker feels trapped, scared, and nothing compared with this bad dream.

Whole : The speaker describes about her feeling about her father. She  won’t to stay together with his father because she is too scared to face his father. She said that he/she even won’t dare to take a breath or sneeze.

4.      How does the speaker characterize his/her father?

In line 16 to 18

In the German tongue, in the Polish town

Scraped flat by the roller

Of wars, wars, wars

The speaker describes her father’s as a German tongue where in the Polish – a town has been destroyed by war. The speaker tells that her father scared the speaker like a German has been done to the Polish. There is called colony. “Wars” to describe what happen on the speaker and her father. It’s like no good communication.

In line 24 to 28

“I never could talk to you” The speaker also laments that he/she never talk to the father.

The tongue stuck in my jaw.

It stuck in a barb wire snare

Ich, ich, ich, ich,

I could hardly speak.

The speaker also laments that she never talk to the father because her tongue always stuck. She describes that she talks to German and feels nervous, even she never understand about the language. Finally, the speaker failed to speak fluently although she had been tried for several times. Clearly, the father has a label to be a stubborn person, even the daughter feels not comfortable to speak between them.

Lines 29-30

I thought every German was you

And the language obscene

The speaker explains that the father is Nazi –kind of people in German. They uses the bad language, and the speaker doesn’t understand about the language. The speaker has a trouble communication with her father.

Lines 43-44

And your neat mustache

And your Aryan eye, bright blue

“neat mustache” and blue “Aryan eye” describe how the father physically looks like very German, like Adolf Hitler. While “Aryan” is a term for during Nazi rise to power. And “Blue-eyed” people who were seen as “high-class” to Jews and gypsies. So, the image of the father’s speaker is really Hitler with Hitler’s mustache and idealized bright blue eyes.

Lines 45

Panzer-man, panzer-man, O You ~

Panzer-man related to the German tank drivers. Describing how scary and terrible the father’s speaker.

Lines 48-50

Every woman adores a Fascist,

The boot in the face, the brute

Brute heart of a brute like you

The speaker tells about the Fascist which is loved by women. It says that “brute” relate to Hitler. “Brute like you” You is father, so the character of the speaker’s father is brute, cruel.

5.      What kinds of emotions are revealed in this poem by the speaker? How would you know?

The kinds of emotions are a revenge, claiming that she killed both her father and the man – her husband.

Lines 71

If I’ve killed one man, I’ve killed two ~

The speaker claim from line 6 that she killed her father. We had known that the father died before the speaker really had killed him. But, there is one man, not her father, who is killed by her. The second man is… (the clue is in the next stanza)

Line 72-74

The vampire who said he was you

And drank my blood for a year,

Seven years, if you want to know.

The indication of the second man that she modeled after her father and married. “Drinking blood” the metaphore for the speaker’s relationship with his the this man, like a marriage. “A drank my blood for a year” it sounds like to drain the speaker life away, like a vampire sucks a blood to dry. “Seven years” how the speaker feels cruel of the husband. “If you want to know” the speaker just want to emphasize and tell about a long year she had been cruel with to her father.

The underlined word model is from line 64-65 “I made a model of you, A man in black with a Meinkampft look” the speaker has a model like his father.

Line 66 : “And a love of the rack and the screw” the rack and the screw are both gruesome torture instrument. This man sounds like the epitome of devil.

6.      What do you think if the title, is it opposite? Why/why not?

Yes, I think it is opposite. Logically, Daddy is usually for a spoil child to her father. It indicates the closeness between the daughter and her father. It also shows good relationship between them. But I found from the analysis that it was so far. Almost there is no way to show about the proximity between father and his daughter. The speaker always uses bad, rude, rough word to metaphors her father at the poem, all of stanzas.

But on my opinion, it is unique title. Because the writer, Sylvia Plath, uses a contrast title to make the reader be misled. Before people read the poem, they will think “A”. After finished reading, the will think “B”. The readers will be curious about the “real message” from the poem.

7.      How do you think the relationship of the speaker and his/her father?

I think that relationship between of the speaker and hher father is not good. Because in stanza 1 the speaker open with her fear word to describe about his feeling: scared and not comfortable; like want to run away. About the speaker is never using a good figurative word to describe her father: like a black shoe that she’s had to live in; like a statue that stretches across the United States; like God; like a Nazi; like a Swastika; and finally, like a vampire.

8.      How would you explain the last line of the poem?

The last line : Daddy, daddy, you bastard, I’m through

This line like to reach to the top. The speaker uses word not only “daddy” but also “bastard” which I think they have contrast meaning about positive and negative. Word “daddy” related to a child who is very spoil and love his father. And it has positive meaning. Whereas “bastard” is negative word.

My opinion that the speaker shows her love with “daddy” like she is beating her chest hardly. She uses “bastard” to show her effort to criticize her father – he’s Nazi, the devil, and a vampire. But in the end, he/she just wanted to show good verbal punch to call her father a bastard.


27 Jun


Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. One of the famous love poems in the English language is “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” The love that is appeared in this poem is a complex. This poem explains how does the love work while you’re in it? What kinds of love are there? How and when do they happen? How do you love someone in different ways with the contrast way? Those are the reasons why this poem is good. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways” will answer them.


The speaker

The speaker is a woman who has a very complex internal emotional landscape. She loves someone intensely and wholly, but she also has “old griefs” – things she’s bitter about and lost saints, she’s lost her faith in and feels disappointed about. She also talks about her “childhood’s faith” as though it was in the far distant past, which suggests that this is a mature and older speaker.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways

  • The speaker uses “thee” which has a certain formality over it. So, it means “no gender is implied.”The speaker does not use gender makers such as him, her, she, or he which makes it possible for the poem to be read to both of gender, a man or a woman.
  • This poem starts with a rhetorical question. The speaker makes the question that’s going to control the entire poem: how does she love “thee.” The speaker wants to mention about how she loves her beloved.
  • In “Let me count the ways” : the speaker shows to count the ways she loves him at all of the poem. “Count” she would need to count them. “Count” the ways you loves someone does like “a bit, well, calculating” the speaker’s initial decision to count types of love is intriguing. I agree with a quote from, this poem look more interesting to read with a unique choice title of the poem. Who wants to count how you love your beloved?
  • In another link that I got from says that, “The poem starts by the poet asking a rhetorical question: How do I love thee? With poet counting the ways how she loves thee instead of trying to explain how she loves thee. She does so because she can not possible explain her love, so she starts with listing some, perhaps the most passionate ways of her love towards thee.” I think the word “passionate” is suitable for showing passion the best, the strong feeling to her beloved. It is really clear that the speaker gives the “main message” in this poem is describing her strong love to her man.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

  • The speaker explains her love using a spatial metaphor. She expresses that her love extends to the “depth” “breadth” and “height” that her soul can reach. She uses a three-dimensionalto know the container of her soul.
    • Breadth is width, a measurement of how far across her love is. Height and depth represent how far down (deep) and how far up (high) her love is, in relation to her position in the universe.
    • Quote from says, “Using normal measurements for something that cannot be measured. This is spatial metaphor. In this way she is trying to illustrate she loves every single piece of him that there is nothing that she would change about him.” I agree that she is really love her beloved using “depth” “breadth” and “height” for describing. How she loves her beloved in all possible directions. Explaining that there is not one direction in which she does not have the feeling of love. Something coolest keyword to describe what she will says on the next poem line.
    • This spatial love is the first of the ways of loving that speaker lists.

My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

  • These measurements, though physical are also spiritual, as they pertain to her soul, which is body and spirit infused.
  • In the says, “As she is trying to feel the full extent of her soul, she realizes that she loves “thee” in every part of it – to the “depth and breadth and height” that it reaches”
  • In the says, “This is an illustration of how much she trusts him. Even though she cannot see the ending of how this love will end, she trusts him and is willing to reach out in darkness, not knowing what’s coming for her.
  • I agree at the first link because this line poem is related with line two. This line describe clearly what she can reach ”depth and breadth and height” in her soul for her beloved. But in the second line, it looks perfect reason. But it does not relate to anything on the line of the poem.

For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.

  • In the says, “When the speaker is trying to figure out (“feeling”) how far her soul (her “Being”) extends in the world, she realizes that her love for the beloved extends just as far (that’s all the “depth and breadth and height” stuff in line 3). I agree that her love is natural what she feels and gives to her beloved.
  • I think the word “Grace” tend to a name of the “church” we had known that “church” is holy and white. She describes that her love is very white, there is no black on her love. It relates to the “for the ends of Being” which her love is really big in three-dimensional “depth and breadth and height.”

I love thee to the level of everyday’s

  • This is a next way to love her beloved. The key is “to the level of everyday’s” This line becomes more grounded and down to earth. Even though her love is passionate “depth and breadth and height”, she also loves her beloved in regular “everyday’s” or day-to-day way.
  • Her love is on the same level as our most basic needs–air, water, food, shelter, kinship and love–that need our attention day and night.
  • In the explains,“even though it is not directly described, we get sense of everyday domestic living here – the reality of wanting to be with someone all the time in a low-stakes kind of way. This is a “married-and-hanging-out-watching-TV-on-the-couch-each-night” kind love, instead of a “Romeo-and-Juliet-are-going-to-die-tomorrow” kind.” It means that she wants always to the next her beloved. They get married and do everything together until they die.
  • This “everday’s” is the second way of loving that the the speaker lists.

Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.

  • This statement above is a continuing word from “everydays.” The says, “It is important, however, that this does not mean the love is any less significant. The everyday “need” for love may be “quite,” but it is definitely there.” The speaker explains that she needs him even though there is nothing special happening. She just needs for her life, her every day. Without this man, it is not the same.
  • By “The speaker also completes the description of everyday love with two images of light: “by sun and candle light.” Basically, this is just a way of saying “in the day and at night.”
  • In another sources, says, “the sun and candle light while talking about her love. This line is one of the only lines where she is using concrete imagery. She is using the image of light being constant and abstract saying that her love will forever and go on but with a sense of mystery. The sun is also a very well know image for being strong, powerful, and good.”
  • I think the most that the sun is something human beings cannot live without and the speaker is illustrating her love. She tries to say that she cannot live without him. She looking at him “everyday” is lighten her day. The “sun” tries to light at day and the “candle-light” providing the light at night.

I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;

  • “I love thee freely” it sounds like pretty good ways to love, there is no a force to love. She loves him of her own free will, and not out of obligation. This is the kind of love that is freely given without any coercion by guilt or force or the threat of force.
  • The speaker uses a metaphor “as men strive for Right.” The speaker is implying that “men strive for Right” in a “free” way. Morally, someone will choose one that be good for her or him. The speaker uses “men strive for Right” to be a choice, people try to do the right think because they think they ought to. She feels she has to do this, “freely” is something “right” for her.
  • The meaning of “freely” In the is she loves him without expecting anything back. Also she is willing to fight for him.
  • “freely” is the third way of loving that the speaker lists.

I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

  • “I love thee purely” has the same meaning with “I love thee freely” it is not impure. It is good way to love someone.
  • In the says, ”That is, her love is pure in the way that being modest and refusing everyone else’s admiration is pure.”
  • In the says, “Perhaps the speaker is also implying that she’s not proclaiming her love in order to be applauded by her readers. She is not seeking praise for writing a great poem about love; she loves without wanting any reward or commendation.
  • I agree I also think as that “purely” there is no distrust and no judgment for her love. And “Praise” is “reward”. Try to connect this, what will you get after you are being a greater writer of the poet? You will get a reward, right? So, she predicted that she did not make this poem with a praise but it came from her deep heart without exception.
  • “Purely” is the fourth way of loving that she speaker lists.

I love thee with the passion put to use

In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.

  • In the says, “old grief are think of an incident in your past that you still feel really angry about. Consider the intensity of your feelings when you think about this incident – you know, the sort of thing that absolutely has you gnashing your teeth and spitting and swearing and absolutely seething with bitter fury.”
  • Old grief is something a bad event in the past. Now imagine all “passion” and intensity of bitter feeling and convert it into “love” it is like the speaker wants to say “I love you with all the energy I used to spend being bitter about stuff in my past”, as quoted
  • The meaning “childhood’s faith” based on, that you believed in stuff when you were a kid. Your mom’s ability to fix anything you broke like Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus, and your dad’s ability to answer any question, and the way you believed that adults mostly knew they were doing and everybody followed the rules. That’s your “childhood’s faith.”
  • I think that the speaker love her beloved with “passion” or “love” although he has a bitter stuff in the past. And how she loves him? With “childhood’s faith” everything that her beloved needs her helps, she always help with a huge patient which is innocent relationship and can be naïve sometimes.
  • “old grief” is way of loving is number five, and the “childhood’s faith” way is number six.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

With my lost saints – I love thee with the breath,

  • The speaker’s love for “thee” is she had for her childhood heroes and other people she admired. Either she has lost these people because they died, or she’s been disillusioned about them.
  • In says, “lost saints are not misplaced Catholic statues. Instead, they are the people you used to believe in that you do not have faith anymore. You know, heroes who let you down, whether they are famous people (Roger Clemens? Britney Spears?) or just friend or family members who you once had a really high opinion of and now, well, they seem merely human.”
  • Lost saints is talking about a faith for her love. Although she is disillusioned with her beloved, she still loves intensively. Whatever her beloved to do, she still holds a faith. She also loves him with her breath. Breath refers to “life” because we can stay alive with a breath, right?
  • “Breath” the ways number eight of loving described in the poem.

Smiles, tears, of all my life! – and, if God choose,

  • In says, “She loves him with every smile that crosses her face – her happiness is always an expression of loving him, even when she is smiling about something else.
  • But it is not just her happy moments that go into loving him; it is the sad ones, too (the “tears”) and even the regular, unemotional moments – the continuous “breath” of life. Even breathing in and out seems to be way of loving in this poem.”
  • In short, when loving her beloved, she feels everything like smile or tears, happiness or sadness. She has a nice moment with her beloved and she also has a sadness moment.
  • “Smiles” and “tears” are ways number nine and ten of loving described in the poem.

– and, if God choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.

  • The tells, “If God lets her, she is going to love her beloved even more intensely after death. Even in death, this speaker is going to find a new way of loving.”
  • I think it is clear that the poem is hyperbole. So, she explains “afterlife” as the way loving to her beloved after she died. She even find a new style to love him,it is called immortality.
  • In another word, her love for him will not end at the grave but God willing, will continue on eternally.
  • “Afterlife” way of loving number eleven.


In short, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways” explains how the speaker love her beloved. The speaker tells us many things in this poem clearly. The speaker confesses how big her love is and tells about her sincere love. One of the passage is the kind of love described in this passage almost sounds more like admiration and esteem like loving someone to the greatest “height” that your soul can go. So, we had known several reason why this poem became famous.

Online Social Networking Benefits

27 Jun

Online social networking is when people connect with other people online through certain websites. The most common for young person today include Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter. Each person creates his or her own account and page, and posts information, photos, video, and comments. When a person “friends” another person through a social networking site, that person can then access the other person’s page and make comments, upload photos and so on. Right now, most of them think social networking is the best way to connect with others and it can improve people social life. Although there are risks inherent in online social networking, there are also many potential benefits from it. Social networking can provide opportunities for new relationships as well as strengthening existing relationships. Furthermore, people can use them as source of information and news.

No doubt, Facebook, Myspace, and Twitterare most powerful social media and social networking site. They can use them to connect with your family, friends, work colleague and to meet new people. Specially, this is the best way to find their school, college or any other old profile. Most of the people who know how to use computer and internet, have a profile on Facebook. Moreover, it is easy to find like-minded people by seeing their interest and they can easily connect with them using wall updates, private message, poke or text and video chat.Facebook can also be use as video chat tool. Recently Facebook implemented Facebook video chat feature in partnership with Skype and now they can make video call to their friends using Facebook inbuilt video chat app. This facility can provide opportunities for new relationships as well as strengthening existing relationships.

Talking about positives of Facebook, it is a real-time social networking site and it is one of the best source to stay updated with latest news and updates. Moreover, major news usually goes frequently on Facebook and they will not miss important updates. Bloggers and Internet marketers can subscribe to popular blog Fan pages and keep themselves with latest updates. Another great advantage of Internet is that students can learn things from it according to their interests. There is more up-to–date information that books cannot provide as fast as Internet. Also, since there are millions of people using the Internet, there are millions of points of view on the same topic. Some are nasty and some are good. That gives a good chance for teenagers to compare and contrast and learn to make up their mind, but not fully receive what people say.

In conclusion, besides of being addicted to social networking, it can improve people social life because it provides opportunities for new relationships as well as strengthening existing relationships and they can use them as source of information and news. They can use them to connect with your family, friends, work colleague and to meet new people. In the other hand, they will not miss important updates and news.

Comparative Essay: Spider Man and Iron Man

27 Jun

Spider Man and Iron Man are two widely known superheroes from the comic books to the movie industry. They are both fictional characters that star as the protagonist who is constantly putting his life in danger in an attempt to fight evil. While the two heroes share a common goal, they possess qualities that are almost in complete opposition towards each other. Just about every aspect of these men are different, from their backgrounds to their superpowers.

The distinct personalities of Iron Man and Spider Man are of the most recognizable differences between the two. The man underneath Spider Man is a nerdy high school student named Peter Parker. He’s over indulged by his emotions and he doesn’t take much pride in himself or his actions. His voice resembles a slow mutter with almost no character. Worse yet is that Peter lives in an apartment with his grandparents and his form of transportation is a scooter. On the other hand, Tony Stark, the man behind Iron Man is a confident, fast talking individual who doesn’t hesitate towards anyone or anything. He is a highly sought after and famous businessman/engineer that is head of the world’s biggest weapons manufacturer. His lifestyle is that of a rock star, who loves to drink scotch, draws crowds wherever he goes and always manages to bond well with women. He has an enormous mansion overlooking the ocean in southern California and his transportation is a collection of exotic sports cars.

Spider Man became who he is by accident, after being bitten by a radioactive spider during a class field trip. The spider’s venom formed a mutation in his body that gave him superpowers of superior strength/speed and the ability to shoot spider webs from his wrists. His ability to shoot spider webs allows him to, climb walls, swing from roof tops and stop villains by entangling them in spider webs. Tony Stark began his transformation after his army convoy was ambushed in Afghanistan and he was kidnapped by terrorists. The terrorists negotiated he’d be set free if he built a deadly missile for them. Tony disobeyed the terrorist’s orders and instead built a full armor shield around his entire body. With the use of this special shield and some weaponry, he was able to escape the terrorist camp without severe injuries and return home. He then modifies this armor suite by retrofitting rockets onto it so he can fly.

Both superheroes are very smart, but their intelligences are portrayed in much different manners. When Peter enters college, he studies his books nonstop and does well in his classes. He is intrigued by technology and the works of famous scientists. However, his intelligence only adds to his dork-like character. Tony Stark is an MIT grad with a genius level of intelligence. He can visualize and then create just about anything and he always has a clever solution to outsmart the bad guys. One of the first scenes in the movie involves him receiving a Nobel Prize for his achievements throughout life.

Although the two superheroes have many differences, there are also a few similarities they possess.

One striking similarity of these two superheroes is their love life. Both Iron Man and Spider Man fall in love with a girl that is very close in their lives. Spiderman falls in love with his neighbor Mary Jane who he has lived next store to for over 10 years. Iron Man falls in love with his personal secretary, whom he has also know for many years. It’s ironic how both of these superhero’s fall for ordinary average women.

Another unusual similarity of these superheroes is that neither one has parents. Iron Man’s parents die by accident in car crash. Iron man inherits his father’s business and continues his legacy of fighting evil by providing cutting edge weaponry to the armed forces. While there is never any talk about Spider Man’s parents, his father-like figure Uncle Ben, was killed by a burglar. It was the tragic event that pushed Spider Man to use his powers and put an end to crime.

Iron Man was the super hero who fought against Middle Eastern terrorists. Spider Man was super hero that kept New York City free of criminals. Both of these men fought to save people and got rid of evil forces. These heroes did their business in different ways with different styles. While some ironic similarities exist between the two of these superheroes lives, these men hardly resemble each other in terms of personality and status. Tony Stark is a well-known figure in the public world, with a constant urge to share his mind. Peter Parker is a local kid who lacks a social life.

Unforgettable Experience

27 Jun

Whenever somebody asks me to relate an experience that I can never forget, millions of different experiences come into my mind. But there is one experience which I would consider to be the most unforgettable and most scary. It was the first time I rode on roller coaster. Why? The fear and anxiety that I felt, is beyond one’s imagination. Let me recall the whole incident.

It was a sunny day, I woke up early in the morning. The room that came into view was unfamiliar. “Weird!” I thought to myself. “Why couldn’t I recognize my own room?” After a while, “I remembered. I’m in the United States of America.”

“We are going to Disneyland today.” My sister’s voice interrupted my thought. I could sense a happiness in her cheerful voice.

The moment we reached there, my sister suggested, “Let’s go for a ride on the roller coaster. I’ve heard so much about the roller coaster in Disneyland and I’m dying to try for it.”

“No way, man. I wouldn’t want to be scared to death!” I protested, shaking my head from right to left as hard as I could.

“Come on, mom. Can we go?” my sister asked.

“No! No! No!” I answered. But my sister didn’t give in. She begged my mother until my mother said, “Okay, go on.”

Without wasting a second, my sister dragged me to the where the roller coaster was. I was really nervous.

“Wow!” my sister cried out loudly. She could not hide her surprise, “This is the biggest roller coaster I’ve ever seen.” I agreed with her in my heart. The big roller coaster that stood in front of me did amaze me.

“Hurry up!” urged my sister. I followed her unwillingly. I was even more nervous when I saw the sign CAUTION. My sister led me into a small room where the person-in-charge showed us our seats. I sat on my seat reluctantly.

“Relax and take it easy!” my sister tried to comfort me but it did not help. I nodded obediently and manage to flash her a smile.

After a while, I heard a siren that hurt my ears. The siren warned us that the scary trip was about to begin, I shut my eyes tightly. Both my hands seized the seat so tightly that they ached. I guess I was panicky. I tried to calm myself down but in vain. I heard people shouting excitedly. They were so eager to begin. Finally, I felt the roller coaster move. Slowly at first, then faster, faster and faster as it began to pick up speed. I felt my stomach turning upside down. It moves so fast that I nearly fell from my seat. I felt sweat streaming down my face from my forehead. My heart was pounding loudly. I regretted taking a ride on this scary thing.

“When will this big, stupid caterpillar stop moving? Please slow down, slow down or I’ll get a heart attack.” I pleaded in my heart but the roller coaster refused to listen to my pleas. I heard people screaming crazily. It was driving me nuts. The roller coaster swung to the right then to the left. It swung so hard that my head knocked against the front seat. When the roller coaster slid down from the highest peak, it was the most frightening part of the whole trip. My eyes were wide open. My heart stopped beating. I screamed at the top of my voice and my hair was flying wildly in the air. The fifteen minutes ride on the roller coaster was like fifteen years to me. My face was as pale as a corpse when I came down from the roller coaster. I buried my face in my hands because I felt the world was spinning. My father and mother rushed towards me when they sensed something was wrong with me. My whole body was trembling and my hands were icy cold. I opened my mouth to speak but nothing came out.

From that moment on, whenever people mention roller coaster, a chill runs through my spine. I think that ride on the roller coaster was the most unforgettable experience in my life.

Essay Writing Narrative Essay: A Mannequin Story

26 Jun

I am confused to write my unforgettable moment. But my head is showing an awkward moment that I did last night. I feel funny when I remember. But it was going so badly.

Last night, my uncle told me to move a desk to my room while I was watching IMB on Trans TV.

“Move this desk into your room. If you are using a laptop, you just use this desk.” My uncle said. He also added that if you wanted, you clean it right now. Then, I look into worse desk. It was full of dusk.

“Yes. I will do that.” I just followed what he commanded.

I thought, I must to clean it at that time. To scan all the dusk on the desk. I did not know why I felt on fire! So, I started to clean but there was not a napkin. Then, I called my cousin, Arum, to help me finding napkin.

Arum was on the watching room together with me while I was busy to move all the things following on the desk like a printer, small things – I did not know the name was -, and two mannequin. Until I forgot to ask my cousin about napkin. Then, I started to do other things: moving the things on the desk.

“Rum, can you carry this to the other place. I will clean the bad dusk around them.” I showed Arum two head of mannequin like an human being.

“OH! NO! NO! I WILL NOT! AT LEAST FOR THIS NIGHT! TOMORROW WILL BE ALRIGHT!” Arum screamed suddenly. Even I did not know, she was scary on head of mannequin. But on the other side, I did not feel scary, I felt good at the time, not terrible. It was just a doll. It was just a doll, right? So, I decided to clean it up tomorrow.

On Sunday morning, I woke up too late, at 08.30 A.M. I felt sleepy because I stayed all up night to do the assignment. I remembered to move my desk. So, I called Arum that has already woken up early than me. I asked her to find several napkins for cleaning the desk.

I was ready to clean the desk with inflamed eye on my face. I started to move all the things on the desk. When my hand touched  two mannequin, I started to scream suddenly. Did you know what happen with me? I felt scary suddenly both of two mannequin. I always imagined that two of mannequin have a soul to life suddenly. I felt awkward because “at night” I did not feel scary but “in the morning” I really was scary.

Then, I called Arum again, again, and again until she heard my panic voice to help me moving those two scared mannequin! Actually, she was still scary. She even told me to use a newspaper for covering the face of two mannequin while we were moving those two things. My fear was increasing when I wanted to lift it up but both of mannequin fell down suddenly. My feeling was going to be scary. I imagined that they would live and be angry to me because I did their face down. Oh My God! I was really being a child. Finally, we have moved the both of the mannequin. At last, we moved the desk at less than two minutes. Free feeling were following us after that!

From that moment on, I feel awkward. Even I don’t know actually, I really feel scary or not of the mannequin. I had known myself, I am a category of a brave and never caring people toward the scary things especially those mannequin. I just called it “a suggestion” which makes me scary suddenly. That fear that I got from my cousin last night. I hope this feeling is not following me for the next day.

Article Review Form: Wanted: Mars… Dead or Alive?

16 Jun

Article One

1. Title of the Article: Wanted: Mars… Dead or Alive?

2. Author(s): Geoffrey A. Londis

3.      Explain in two or three sentences why you have chosen this article.

I like reading science and technological articles.

The title of the article has persuaded me to know what the article about.

I want to know something new in scientist’s researches, especially in outer space.

4.      Explain briefly in four or five sentences what the article is about.

The article explains the readers about the surface of Mars which are stunning superlatives and like marvels.

The article explains the evidence and scientist’s assumption about water existence in Mars.

The article explains that Mars has no water and very thin atmosphere with no oxygen which kills all living things.

The article explains that many scientists are still thinking about the existence of water in Mars, especially in underground.

5.      What is the writer’s message or purpose in writing this article?

To explain in detail all about Mars to the readers, especially surface and the existence of water and life.

6.      Give your personal comment on the article as a conclusion of your article review.

Mars is bitterly cold, dry, extremely harsh, and held no trace of life. The article makes me have more information about outer space, especially Mars.

Article Two

1. Title of the Article: Emotional Intelligence
2. Author(s): Patricia Holt
3. Explain in two or three sentences why you have chosen this article.
I like reading psychological articles too.

I want to know more about emotional intelligence

The article is short enough.

4.      Explain briefly in four or five sentences what the article is about.

The article explains about Daniel Goleman’s experiment in proving emotional stability is important to determine success life, called ‘The Mashmallow Challenge’.

The article explains about neuron in brain where rational decisions are made that must be used with appropriate emotions.

The article explains the difference from people with emotional stability and with no emotional stability.

The article explains that emotional intelligence can be taught, not only in the home but also in school.

5.      What is the writer’s message or purpose in writing this article?

Explain and share to readers what the writer’s have read and reviewed about emotional intelligence from Daniel Goleman’s book and give comments to it.

6.      Give your personal comment on the article as a conclusion of your article review.

Emotional intelligence is specifically determine everyone’s success in life. It is more important than intelligence quotient. So, we must do more and more practice to make our emotional intelligence better.

Electronic commerce (e-commerce)

28 May

Nowadays, perkembangan teknologi berjalan sangat cepat, sampai pada akhirnya ditemukan media komunikasi bernama internet. Sejak awal penemuannya, internet has been growing rapidly sampai telah memiliki milyaran pengguna setiap harinya. Dalam penggunaannya, internet tidak hanya dibutuhkan untuk mencari informasi, tetapi juga untuk melakukan berbagai online transaction which we call it as electronic commerce (e-commerce). Being one of the newest way in commercial transaction, e-commerce has more benefits than the offline one do.

E-commerce is the process of buying, selling, or exchanging products, services, and information via computer networks that consist of electronic funds transfer, electronic data exchange, automatic inventory management, and sistem pengumpulan data otomatis. This commercial transaction is introduced firstly in 1994 when the first electronic banner used for promotion and periklanan di suatu website. E-commerce is an example of internet marketing which is the way to promote and market things using internet facility. Different from conventional marketing that must terjadi tatap muka antara penjual dan pembeli, internet marketing and also e-commerce mengandalkan kecanggihan dunia maya to do all activity in commercial transaction.

For pelaku bisnis, e-commerce can expand their business to national and international markets because we know that internet has spread on the whole world. Selain itu, this way in commerce only need modal yang kecil to make an online system that can run automatically without disturbing our daily activities. It also menawarkan big profit because this system can decrease the cost of creating, processing, distributing, storing, and retrieving based information of transaction because internet is much cheaper than the conventional one. In addition, pelaku bisnis dapat mengumpulkan informasi mengenai para pelanggannya melalui penggunaan cookies that can show buyer’s habits before buy things so that pelaku bisnis dapat memperbaiki all about periklanannya.

Not only pelaku bisnis, but also consumers can get many benefits from this transaction. E-commerce enables consumers to shop or to do the other transactions 24 hours a day, all year round from almost any location in the world. It also provides more choices with less expensive products and allows consumers to interact with the other consumers in electronic communities and exchange ideas to compare experiences about some products. Selain itu, consumers can receive relevant informations about the products which they want to buy in seconds. And in addition, e-commerce facilitates competition and auction for some products, which results in substantial discounts.

Certainly there are many advantages of electronic commerce (e-commerce) in commercial transaction. And now, we have known that e-commerce is more effective than offline one because it can give more benefits not only to pelaku bisnis, but also to consumers.