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Carpe Diem – Seize the day!

on May 11, 2013

In this last unit we will learn about the them of carpe diem, which writers such as William Shakespeare shows in his sonnets.

Activity 1: Listen to this presentation about the life and times of William Shakespeare and answer the questions.

shakespeareAnswer this questions:

  1. When was Shakespeare born and when did he died?
  2. Who did he marry to?
  3. What types of plays did he write?
  4. What is a sonnet?
  5. Can you write five of his best known plays?

Activity 3: Read this sonnet. Where can we see the carpe diem theme?

Activity 4: The theme of the carpe diem has been relevant in songs, advertisements, films and videos on the Internet. Watch this scene from the film Dead Poets’ Society:

Activity 5: Now pay attention to this other video on the Internet. What is the message that you can get?

Activity 6: The theme of the carpe diem is also present in cartoons such as Phineas And Ferb. Listen to this song!

Activity 7: Finally, listen to thesong “Life is Short” by Butterfly Boucher.

Project: Now write your own carpe diem poem or song and share it via a comment to this post. We will include the best ones in our Interesteen magazine this year. Take a look at our previous projects!

INTERESTEEN MAGAZINE

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10 responses to “Carpe Diem – Seize the day!

  1. Alba and Carmen F. says:

    Advendged sevenfold-seize the day

    Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
    It’s empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over

    I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
    But I’m too young to worry
    These streets we travel on will undergo our same lost past

    I found you here, now please just stay for a while
    I can move on with you around
    I hand you my mortal life, but will it be forever?
    I’d do anything for a smile, holding you ’til our time is done
    We both know the day will come, but I don’t want to leave you

  2. Rocio Torrado says:

    CARPE DIEM

    How many people have loved without being
    requited?
    Live the moment.

    How many nights you cried
    knowing that you would not get anything?
    Live the moment.

    How long have you lost in thought
    senseless things?
    Live the moment.

    How many times have you been able to live
    a dream and not fear you done?
    Live the moment.

    Never let anyone tell you you can not do something.
    If you have a dream, go for it.
    Live the moment.

  3. David Fernández Carretero says:

    The time runs.
    We need enjoy always
    because the tomorrow not exist.
    Now I’m going to eat and drink
    Talk with my friends
    and my parents,
    All because I don’t know
    the tomorrow…

    The time runs
    I want to laugh too,
    I want to eat and drink
    that tomorrow we fast,
    because tomorrow could to come
    the death…
    seize the day!

    David Fernández Carretero 1ºBach B.

  4. Rocío says:

    Stepping foward uncertainly
    Doesn’t it sound like a melody?
    It’s not like I can fly
    ‘Cause I am the girl who tames the day
    when it’s wild
    Can’t you see that it still not done?
    This life’s like a crazy trip
    how long can you continue to run away from dreams?
    That’s what seize the day
    Live your life
    It’s just a momentary trip!

  5. Antonio Carmona says:

    This life is short,
    shorts are the days
    and shorter are the nights.

    Live this life that is short,
    enjoy and enjoy the day
    and do not waste time in the nights!

    Carpe diem!

  6. Ro Heartbeat ♥ says:

    NEVER HAVE YOU LOOKING BACK.

    T is a letter
    The fist of time,
    You never last this world
    And never have you looking back.

    If this time is flying
    And you want to take,
    Launches your wings,
    And never have you looking back.

    These is mean to fly
    Let you to start her maneuver,
    And never have you looking back.

    Nobody is stopping your flight
    Because you have the helm,
    And they nothing have.

    So remember
    Never have you looking back.

  7. Ro Heartbeat ♥ says:

    (SORRY I CORRECTED THE ERROR)

    T is a letter
    The first of time,
    You never last this world
    And never have you looking back.

    If this time is flying
    And you want to take,
    Launches your wings,
    And never have you looking back.

    These is mean to fly
    Let you to start her maneuver,
    And never have you looking back.

    Nobody is stopping your flight
    Because you have the helm,
    And they nothing have.

    So remember
    Never have you looking back.

  8. José Antonio Cárdenas Orta says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, keep in mind this:

    there is no heaven, there is no hell,

    we will be only picked up by the Death.

    so you all should be happy and live in peace.

    Someone maybe will say: “I am not afraid”.

    That means Death is not known by him,

    an eternal and infinite hollow it means:

    no family, no happiness, no friends…

    So, hurry up to the joy immediately

    you should not think about the future,

    but you all have to live together.

    If you suffer bad experiences continuously

    change your surroundings, never your features:

    if you want, you will be happy forever.

  9. Eva Cristina Gomes Barbosa says:

    Enjoy each moment of your life
    Life is short, and the end comes like a train
    Train’s way are not built, we do it by ourselves
    Create, choose or change your way

    Changes are good or bad, but never regret!
    Regretting the not done is the worst
    then see your life passing
    Passing and you doing nothing

    Each lost moment will come back in memory
    Memories that make you feel like someone ill
    Illness of not enjoying, so take your medicine!
    Medicine of carpe diem

  10. Antonio Ligero 1ºB says:

    Can you catch your days?
    Are you looking the clouds?
    Reaper want you death
    Perhaps you feel pain
    Ever and ever, you must laugh
    Destroy the dark of you heart
    I going to live my life
    Enjoy the shine and sounds
    My day is all i have left

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