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  • Summary Of The Poem White Lies

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    The poem “White Lies” by Natasha Trethewey, gives the reader a glimpse of Trethewey’s troublesome upbringing in a biracial family during a time when biracial marriage was illegal in the deep South. Trethewey’s poems tend to have a deeper meaning and several secreted messages. The poem, “White Lies,” is a prime example of Trethewey’s phenomenal work and conveys an important, and quite dejected, message. Trethewey clearly defines her attitude as embarrassed and ashamed of her upbringing in a biracial

  • House On Mango Street Character Analysis

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    People should always treat people with respect no matter what, someone can be having the worst day of their life, but you may not know that and mistreat them, making their day even worse. Esperanza's friends would never know her experiences, thoughts, and feelings and when her family and friends ignore and treat her cruelly and she feels alone, sad, and even suicidal. So to Esperanza in House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros her friends and family most shaped Esperanza's identity because she doesn't

  • Love And Cruelty In James Hurst's The Scarlet Ibis

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    Love and cruelty are two feelings that are so different, yet they are very similar. Cruelty can be changed and conquered by love, turning into a proud, and wonderful thing. Yet, love can still fall apart against the harshness of cruelty. James Hurst represents this idea through his characters, Doodle and Brother, in his work, “The Scarlet Ibis”. Doodle is born with a caul around his head and grows up crippled and physically limited. Brother is ashamed of Doodle’s limitations and teaches Doodle how

  • Mathilde And Grandmother In The Necklace And The Neckless

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    the main characters Mathilde in “The Necklace” and the grandmother in “A good man is hard to find” are very resembling the reasons why is because the both show a character of selfishness. They made a mistake, but they refused to admit that. Both of them had the same kind of motivation to their previous mistake, and also they had the same excuse as to why they keep quiet about their mistake. Even though Mathilde and the grandmother punishments were not the same, but we still can compare them, because

  • My Most Embarrassing Experience

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    Memories define who we are. Our lives are the sum of memories, and that makes us the person we are. However, memories and experiences tend to fade over time and by forgetting them we are, by extension, forgetting a part of ourselves. Our earliest memories can be special to us and can represent a lot about our lives in the past. Unfortunately, the earliest memory that I can remember is quite embarrassing. This memory still has an effect on me today and the experience changed who I am. Since late in

  • Most Embarrassing Moment Essay: My Most Embarrassing Experience

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    My Most Embarrassing Moment Have you ever gotten a phone call that changed your outlook 180 degrees in one minute? Picture this: A tall, engaging, brunette female is sitting in the cafeteria at her high school laughing and comparing ridiculous outfits with her peers. Suddenly, she gets the call and her heart stops. She is mortified at what she must do next. Her mood has changed from happy-go-lucky to deeply disheartened. That disheartened individual was actually me and the day I had to face

  • A Personal Statement On Adoption

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    After a moment or so, Makoto took a deep breath, and I was ready for him to tell me to deal with it on my own. I was already considering giving it up for adoption, because I knew for a fact that I couldn’t take care of it if it was on my own. It was an honest mistake, but there was no way in hell I could help work with that mistake. “Wow, this is certainly not what I was expecting,” he told me. “I imagine. It’s not what everyone expects. But yeah. I guess you don’t want to be with me now. You

  • Close Reading: Trickle Drops Walt Whitman

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    every song I sing, every word I say, bloody drops, Let them know your scarlet heat, let them glisten, Saturate them with yourself all ashamed and wet, Glow upon all I have written or shall write, bleeding drops, Let it all be seen in your light, blushing drops. -Walt Whitman Angela Drews Professor Pat Baehler English 3005W 04/11/2012 Close Reading: Trickle Drops Whitman starts of

  • Essay about Change In The Things They Carried

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    The speaker shows us this in this quote. "They carried the soldiers greatest fear, which was the fear of blushing…it was what had brought them to the war in the first place, nothing positive…they kept humping. They did not submit to the obvious alternative to fall."(21) This quote is to inform the reader that the only reason a solider would go to war and to stay there is from the "fear of blushing" That they weren't there by choice. The term "humping" is used. It is there way of dealing with the war

  • Creative Story : A Short Story

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    the sidewalk. “Thank you.” She said with a small smile. “Oh, it’s fine.” He shifted from foot to foot, looking slightly...embarrassed? Michele didn’t know what to make of that. She was the one who had just fallen, not him. So why was he blushing? “My dog appreciates the drink, though.” The stranger said, snapping her out of her musings. “But, chocolate may not be the best for him.” Michele chuckled. “Well, it’s not like we’re going to drink it. He can have it.” He laughed, a