• Theodore Roethke's Poem Sale
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    When you first read it, Theodore Roethke's poem "Sale" seems like it is about a house that is empty and for sale. The metaphors, similes, connotation, and personification show the sadness of the house and the more important point. The poem is actually about the death of a grandfather and everything in the house seems to remind him of his grandfather and how his grandfather was an abusive man to him and the rest of his family. He is trying to let go lost memories. In the beginning of the poem Roe...
  • Death Due To An Addiction
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    DEATH DUE TO AN ADDICTION The hardest thing I've ever had to deal with was seeing my father of almost 18 years, cry because of an addiction that wasn't even his, but my grandfathers. That was the day my grandfather died. You see, cigarettes murdered my grandfather. Of course it was his choice to start the addictive habit, it soon became a big part of his life and ours. An addiction that ended his own life. Soon after my grandmother died, My grandfather decided he needed something more to fulfill...
  • Years Ago Watch Grandmother Grandfather
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    One of a prized possession for me would be an old fashioned watch given by my grandmother ten years ago. My grandmother bought this watch fifty years ago for my grandfather forty years old birthday. It was made by "Citizen Watch Co", rectangular shape style and has a leather straps. The watch was very popular back into 1940 because it was a "limited edition" watch. However, the price of the watch is not the reason for me to treasure it so much, the story be hide is more important to me. My grand...
  • Grandfather Back Life Years
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    "Love Means Never Having to Say You " re Sorry." Essay #3 Draft - Nicole My childhood years were very lonely at times, for I did not have any siblings to play with. I spent most of my time with my maternal grandparents. We always lived close enough to my grandparents that I could walk to their house on a daily basis. When I was four years old my grandparents moved away to Florida. I spent my summers and most major holidays with them in Florida. I went every summer like clockwork. Days after sch...
  • Vietnam War Grandfather Affected Didn
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    Chapter 10: A Generation in War and Turmoil: The Agony of Vietnam It has been known that the Vietnam War affected many American soldiers who were involved in the war physically and psychologically. The Vietnam War was one of the most memorable wars in history. Many Americans' lives lost for no objective at all. Chapter 10 informed us about how the Vietnam War started and what really happened during that time. It also gave us background information about Vietnam Veterans and nurses who were invol...
  • The Living And The Dead
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    Most Hated Father In the book, "The Living and The Dead," by Sharon Olds the author makes writes poems about her view on images of life and death and what she associates each with. This anthology seems to be mostly influenced by her family, from her hated father and grandfather, to her growing children. Olds finds inspiration to associate life and death with her relatives. In "The Living and The Dead" Sharon Olds breaks the book into sections, starting first with a section on the dead, with subs...
  • Plates Clean His Grandfather Boy Woman Starts
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    A man walks into a psychiatrist's office wearing only underwear made of Saran Wrap. The psychiatrist says, 'Well... I can clearly see your nuts.' How well does cold water clean? A man went to visit his 90 year old grandfather in a very secluded, rural area of the state he lived in. After spending the night, his grandfather prepared breakfast for him consisting of eggs and bacon. He noticed a film like substance on his plate and he questioned, . Grandfather, ... are these plates clean? His grand...
  • Gummy Grandfather Business One
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    Gummy Lump I chose my grandfather as my gummy lump. He was my mom's father. My grandfather and I were very close. He was the first one to take me fishing and got me into several hobbies that I am still into today. We shared several of the same interests and that is what i think made us so close. He used to be into drag racing and he was one of the first ones to introduce drag racing in the Gloster County area. If he had the time he could tell me stories all day long. When my grandfather was 16 ...
  • A Day In My Life
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    The Day My Life Changed I stepped through the door to my grandmother and grandfather's home without even a knock. My grandpa looked up from the television he was watching, from his cozy comer chair. He had a head of snowy white hair gleaming in the room. Over his broad body, hung a navy blue dress shirt and a fuzzy cardigan sweater. He wore slacks, held up awkwardly by a belt, allowing his small potbelly to hang over it. His face showed the years of worry and stress, and his white bushy eyebrow...
  • Young Knight Grandfather Man Wolf
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    When I was a young boy my Grandfather always liked to tell the tale of how he was wounded during the extraordinary battle that killed the great Roland. My grandfather was a brave knight that held all the qualities a knight was supposed to possess. He was a chivalrous, brave, strong knight that feared nothing. He had never been beaten in battle, and I suppose he never was. That is for you to decide. My grandfather served under the knight, Rowland, and his fateful assistant, Olivier. He would des...
  • A Memorable Experience In Photography
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    A Memorable Experience in Photography To experience photography, one must have a certain style of photographs to really appreciate or admire. Photographs are picturesque images and views that really catch the interest of the photographer. For me to experience and admire photography, it took me only one photographer to really appreciate the power it has his name is Robert Capa. Robert grew up in Hungary he experienced the political unrest and turmoil. He lived under the oppression of Horthy and k...
  • What Is A Hero
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    Random House 255 West 45 th Street New York, NY 10022 To Random House Editorial Review Board: What is a hero Everyone's vision is somewhat different. To me, a hero is someone whom I can look up to as a role model for something he or she has accomplished. These might include tasks that were performed with bravery and unselfishness. This is why I propose to you to enter into Tom Brokaw's new book titled, The Millenium Generation, a person who had shown those around him his courageousness; he is al...
  • Literary Analysis Of The Grandfather By Gary Soto
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    "[Gary Soto's] power comes from showing, from painting pictures that allow the reader to feel the wonder promise, and pain of everyday life" (Fabiano 185). Gary Soto's writing goes right to the center of the Chicano experience (Dunn 284). In "The Grandfather", Gary Soto presents the feeling of what everyday life would be like when living in a Hispanic community. Soto is able to do this with a naturalistic writing style, writing in a simple style, and using his real life experiences as a basis. N...
  • Vanka Grandfather Life Story
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    Kara Howland October 10, 2002 M, R, F-10 am " VANKA " After reading the story entitled Vanka I was both amused and saddened. Vanka was a poor orphan child who was obviously quite desperate due to the miserable conditions of his life. The child Vanka is reaching out in desperation to his grandfather much like any individual might reach out to a higher authority that he or she believes in with great faith and hope. As is often the case in seemingly hopeless situations, people will promise things t...
  • Grandfather Grandmother Riot House
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    Horrible experience. My grandfather and grandmother lived in Bombay, India during early fifties. They lived in a small ghetto, and they had two children. My grandfather has a job at the newspaper company, Indian Times, as a journalist. My grandmother was a housewife, and the two children were a boy, Amit, and a girl, Sheila who were studying in middle school. One morning my grandfather woke up and went to work as usual. His friend, who was also a journalist, reported that a riot broke out near ...
  • Jackie Grandfather Room Lawyer
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    Jackie stared at the piece of paper with trembling hands and then back at me, her eyes danced uncontrollably with joy. Elated, she held onto the letter tenaciously and ran around the room in a frenzied madness. "Grandfather Morgan, is dead!" she proclaimed, her pale arms gesticulated wildly as she re-read short extracts from my grandfather's lawyer's letter in her formal tone, which was occasionally punctuated by short bursts of laughter. "He's dead," together, we proclaimed again and again in j...
  • The Charm Told Jason
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    On a Saturday morning in mid-June, Jason Mans and his grandfather were going on a camping trip that they had been planing for weeks. at 5: 00 sharp, Jason and his grandfather were up, packed and ready to go to there trip at Lake Marine. On their way to the lake Jason and his grandfather talked about who was going to catch the biggest fish. after about two hours of driving they finally get to the lake and get there camp sit set up. By dusk they were out on the foggy-cool lake fishing for what ev...
  • Grandfather's Journey Essay Houghton Mifflin
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    Grandfather's Journey Essay A man coming from the homeland of Yokohama, Japan, Allen Say, the author and illustrator of Grandfather's Journey, has an historical backround that is reflected and described through this novel. "I wanted to talk about my own experiences in this country," says Allen. Say pursued the artist career by drawing and painting using his father as an influential authority. He then came to the United State with his father, at the age of sixteen, after living on his own for fou...
  • A Bird In The House
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    The theme of entrapment is evident in Margaret Laurence's A Bird in the House; all the characters in the novel are entrapped. These characters deal with the sense of confinement and the need for escape. Vanessa, Ewen and Aunt Edna all reach personal freedom, however only to a small extent because they are left with the pain of their memories and regrets. Vanessa reaches personal freedom to a small extent. The stories in A Bird in the House show the pains that Vanessa goes through while growing u...
  • A Bird In The House
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    THE RELENTLESS STRUGGLE- In A Bird in the House, Margaret Laurence develops many patterns common throughout her collection of short stories. Among these themes is the passing of character traits from one generation to another. Many of the characters develop characteristics demonstrated by their predecessors. For example, Piquette inherits traits from her family, Ewan from his father and Vanessa from her grandfather. Whether Piquette Tonnerre chooses to be a product of her environment or not, her...