Robert Lipsyte

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  • Descriptive Language In The Contender By Robert Lipsyte

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    King. Descriptive language helps to create a picture in the reader’s mind. Authors can create descriptive language through narration or dialogue. In the novel The Contender, by Robert Lipsyte, the author uses descriptive language and dialogue to develop the characters and the setting. In The Contender, the author Robert Lipsyte uses descriptive language throughout the whole story. One example of descriptive language in the story is on page 47. It says, “The second sit up was harder than the first, and

  • Jock Culture By Robert Lipsyte

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    In the essay “Jock Culture” by Robert Lipsyte, the author explains the lifestyle of jocks and how there are two different types of people in the world. Lipsyte has very good points in his essay that the author mainly agrees with the essay but the author also believe there are few points that the author also disagrees with. The author believes that there is jock culture in today’s world. Although it seems like people are beginning to change. Jocks are not beginning to act like jocks anymore and people

  • Athleticism And Athleticism

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    give more funding to a “popular” sport over another, regardless of either team’s actual skill. Those on the ‘wrong’ side are treated worse than those star athletes in more popular sports, such as football or basketball. In “Jock Culture,” author Robert Lipsyte explores the effect of preferential treatment of athletes, its effect on society, and the multitude of ways he has observed as a sports writer. Likewise, author Brad Manning exposes his relationship with athleticism and the arts in, “Arm Wrestling

  • Analysis Of Robert Lipsyte's Jock Culture

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    motivated to continue putting myself into deep holes and finding my way out along the way. Robert Lipsyte’s “Jock Culture” has helped me to decide what these qualities meant in terms of my place in society. His classification of Jocks: people who were “brave, manly, ambitious, focused, patriotic and goal-driven” and

  • Synopsis Of The Novel 'The Contender' By Robert Lipsyte

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    The contender is a young adult novel written by Robert Lipsyte. In the novel, Alfred brooks is a 17 year-old black high school dropout living in Harlem in the mid 1960s. His best friend, James and a group of gang members attempt to rob Alfred’s work, which is a grocery store; little do they know the store just installed a new alarm system. When they break in they trip the silent alarm. The cops show up and arrest James. Alfred is confused with the changes going on around him, so he starts training

  • The Crime Of The Police

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    being looked at by the Emergency team, I will come get the family. The group sat in the waiting room and quietly and individually thought about what was happening. Rachel looked at the clock and realized that it was getting late. If Melanie and Robert were going to make curfew, they needed to leave soon. She reminded them that it was getting late. Rachel assured them that she was willing to stay here with her sister. They could go home and get much needed sleep, and return in the morning. Richard

  • A Short Story : A Story?

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    receptionist. “Yes ma’am, I ‘m Wyatt Rhodes the new…” “The officer,” Nancy cut him off as she picked up the phone to make a call. Wyatt didn’t have to wait long for someone to come and get him. He wasn’t surprised to see Chief Robert Shelton himself. Both men shook hands, Robert turned away from the desk,“Wyatt follow me, I show you to your locker so you can change. The briefing started already.” Wyatt followed his boss as they started walking. “Sorry about being late, I..” he stopped when a

  • Short Story : ' Hello ! '

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    After the third ring, he heard when they picked up. "Hello?" was the quick response. Robert tried to sound as mature as he possibly could as he asked, “May I speak to Rachel.” "This is Rachel," said the voice over the phone, the voice, pleasant, lilting with a gentle accent. Melanie blinked solemnly, as Robert continued on with the conversation. “Hi, Rachel, Please, don’t hang up, My name’s Robert, I am

  • Short Story : The Lord Of Russia

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    The wagon came rumbling into the town square and Robert knew right away what it was. Robert knew it was that evil, ruthless, Russian Sylvester. Even though Robert was a crime boss, he still cared about innocent people. He got all of them to cover before the bullets started flying. Robert could not get his partner James down in time. The crank turned and one by one the bullets left the barrel. Robert is an international crime boss from America. He had blue eyes and brown hair. His best friend and

  • Essay on Comparison Between the Great Gatsby and Ebb Sonnets

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    Browning thus providing a personal voice to the sonnets allowing a portrayal of the sequence of events of her personal identity and expression of love. Throughout the sonnet sequence Browning develops a stronger sense and realisation of her love for Robert, hence shaping her identity. By sonnet 43 a series of elements introduced by the simple phrase “I love thee” where the repetition intensifies the affirmation, she declares that her love is free and pure and possesses passion. Most importantly Browning