• Marilyn Monroe Just An Ordinary Goddess
    670 words
    Just an Ordinary Goddess Hollywood created the image of Marilyn Monroe as a stereotypical sex bomb and dumb blonde, which captivated the eyes and hearts of many men. Sharon Olds breaks down Monroes goddess label and identifies Marilyn Monroe with qualities that everyday people actually have. These qualities are shown through Oldss use of certain words throughout the poem, which are trying to identify Marilyn Monroe as a normal person. This description of Monroe is in a way that no one could ever...
  • The Driving Age In Tennessee
    347 words
    The Driving Age in Tennessee The driving age should be raised to the age of eighteen for many reasons. The group of people at highest risk for having an automobile accident are those who are sixteen years of age. Many accidents within this age group can be attributed to immaturity, ignorance, and lack of experience. Problems such as these can only be corrected by time and better education. First, most sixteen-year-olds lack the maturity to have a life-threatening responsibility such as driving....
  • Lowering Drinking Age Alcohol Students Drink
    1,041 words
    AGE of ADULTHOOD-18 DRINKING AGE-21 In the 1980's it was legal for eighteen-year-olds to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. In 1984, the United States Government pressured the states to raise the legal age to twenty-one (Rally). Their reasoning-eighteen-year-olds were too immature and responsible in their partaking of alcohol. Outlawing the consumption of alcohol by minors does not prevent underage drinking anymore than posting speed limit signs prevents speeding! Is there something that ...
  • Drinking Age Teens Drink Drive
    437 words
    THE DRINKING AGE The drinking age is fine, if anything is should get raised. It is hard to ignore the fact that this law is broken everyday. It's the 90's all teens just want to fit in. Kids are drinking at a much younger age. Now, even 10 year olds and 11 year olds are trying to fit in with us older kids. It's amazing and sometimes funny what kids will do just to fit in with the 'good' crowd. Well to some of us, that's considered the druggies and drinkers. Our parents call them the 'bad' crowd...
  • Husband From My Father Poem Poems Speaker
    1,691 words
    French 1 In this paper I will discuss two poems by Sharon Olds. They are both taken from her collection "The Dead and the Living" and are entitled "The Eye" and "Poem to My Husband from my Fathers Daughter." Olds is a contemporary writer who expertly maneuvers her work through modern life. In this particular collection, written in 1983, she takes us on an explorative journey through both the past and present of family life. I will explore the role of the family in both these poems and how, throu...
  • Sex Without Love Olds People Identity
    935 words
    Thematic Essay on Identity There are many aspects of identity in the poem "Sex without Love," by Sharon Olds. I can relate my own thoughts to how the author views the subject that she talks about in this poem. There has been a situation in my own life where I was thinking to myself, just as the author was, "How do they do it, the ones who make love without love?" (Olds 740). Having been raised as a well-rounded and disciplined person, as well as religious, I know the discouragement of having pre...
  • The Living And The Dead
    979 words
    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...
  • Preschool Education Programs Early Children
    439 words
    Preschool education has become a prevailing topic of interest in the United States. Questions have been raised regarding the reasons for this interest. Is it out of a growing necessity of preparedness for school, a convien ent program geared towards middle class families or is it a possible solution towards reducing teenage pregnancies and juvenile crime or is it a precursor to higher academic achievement in later years Financing new preschool / early education programs elevates many concerns. T...
  • Should The Voting Age Be Lowered To 16
    336 words
    Should The Voting Age Be Lowered To 16? To lower or not to lower the voting age, it is a question I have thought greatly about and I say, I think not! I strongly think that the sixteen year olds of everyday life need not to vote. Sixteen year olds should not have the right to vote because most of us are too immature to even begin to understand who to vote for. If the state argued to put in a Government and Politics class, I guarantee that sixteen year olds would not learn from it. Why? Because m...
  • Should Nj Raise Driving Age
    1,127 words
    A familiar question heard in homes across America is "can I borrow the car." To most that phrase does not mean anything, but to families who have gone through a period of grief, due to the lost of a loved one, would think twice before answering that question. Many experts say that teenagers are a threat to roadways, but sixteen-year-olds are the one to watch out for. Why point the finger at sixteen-year-olds These groups of teenagers are three times as likely to be killed in a crash, but not to ...
  • Lower The Drinking Age
    416 words
    Lower the Drinking Age I think Iowa s drinking age should be lowered to 18. People are legally considered an adult when they turn 18, so they should get the privileges, and have to take the responsibilities of being an adult. The problems our society has with drinking are caused because we look down on people who drink. Our government needs to quit spending money enforcing laws that don t work, and make money selling beer to teens... If 18 year olds have the right to vote, they should also be al...
  • Drinking Age Eighteen Legal People
    1,019 words
    Catch 21 Sarah, an eighteen-year-old college freshman, walks into a convenience store and moves timidly to the back, hoping that no one she knows will see her. Opening the refrigerator door, she pulls out a chilled case of Coors Light. Sarah nervously approaches the cashier, with her fake ID ready to be shown, and places the case of beer on the counter. Upon first sight, the cashier assumes that Sarah is not of legal age to buy beer, because she is petite and looks young. When she places the cas...
  • Analysis Of Sex Without Love
    1,340 words
    Love has many different meanings to different people. For a five-year old, girl, love is marrying her daddy when she grows up. For a ten-year old child love may represent those feelings he or she has for their best friend. However, a teenager passing by their crush in the hallways and having sudden butterflies in their stomach, could also be a description of love. It doesn? t matter how you look at it, love is truly undefined and kindles different emotions in every human being. But the question ...
  • System 000 Cagle Olds
    333 words
    Believe it or not, the familiar fear of mice extends beyond the rodent realm to the world of technology. The good news is that there is a way in the retail realm to avoid the computer mouse and also save time, money and improve efficiency. James Cagle, president of Greensboro-based Performance Oriented Solutions Inc. , says that using a touchscreen system instead of a mouse can eliminate 70 percent of training time. That means that in 20 minutes, a restaurant staff can be trained to use his sys...
  • First Grade Olds Line One
    584 words
    Being a confessional poet, Olds is apt to morphing her personal experiences into brilliant poetry. "Rites of Passage" is no exception as she uses heavy ironic tone, and terse yet meaningful word choice to depict a mother's objective observation during her first grade son's birthday party. Resulting from Olds' unique style, one is able to look beyond the celebratory fashion of a typical first grader's birthday, and maintain the level of socio-political criticism that she displays. Olds instigates...