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  • Tiger Aunt Jennifer
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    A Closer Look at "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers " Kate Kessel Comp II, Dr. KusnetzFebruary 22, 2005 The poem "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" by Adrienne Rich was written in 1950. At first glance, it appears to be a feminist piece whose sole purpose is to point out the ways in which a particular woman (Aunt Jennifer) is oppressed. However when a closer look is given, there is much more to this piece. When the poem is read line by line, much more meaning can be gleaned from it. "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers prance ac...
  • Previous Aunt's Entire Wish
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    Snoozing Goddess Once upon a time, there was a husband and wife. When the wife finally gave birth to a beautiful daughter they decided to throw a huge party. They invited their entire family, all their uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and aunts. Now there were 13 aunts in the family altogether but the husband and queen only invited 12. They forgot about the 13th. End the end their forgetfulness would cost them dearly. It was a magnificent party, the caterers brought loads of delicious food. Ther...
  • One Other Fun Vacation
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    Autobiographical Incident I have been to a lot of fun places. I have had fun while I was there. Some of the places that I've been to are Hawaii, Florida (Disney World), and New York. By far, my favorite vacation was to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. I was in the 6th grade. I had my family there, my Aunt and uncle, and my cousins. My cousin Greg made it the most fun, we are close cousins and good friends. We stayed there for a week. It took us a while to talk my Aunt and Uncle into buying tick...
  • My Relatives Uncle And Aunt
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    My aunt had remarried a man named Herbert Rawls our as I called him Uncle Butch. He was a very nice man and he treated my aunt and her son with respect. I respected him with all my heart and soul because I saw a man who worked two jobs to support my aunt and her son. He did a lot for my little cousin and he treated him like he was his own child. My Uncle did not just stop there but he also treated my siblings and I like we were his children, you could tell that he loved us and cared a lot about ...
  • Great Deal Of Tolerance
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    Tolerance Comes into Play Tolerance is a good virtue to own, without it there is no way to succeed. To Kill a Mockingbird is a great novel written by Harper Lee. In this book, a great deal of tolerance is shown by Atticus. His tolerance is shown especially in the town, when dealing with his kids and when talking to Aunt Alexandra. The theme of tolerance is shown by Atticus when he is in the town. Many of the town's people give Atticus a hard time because he is defending a black in court and he i...
  • Aunt Jody And Uncle Clark
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    By: Skeet Peter D'Angelo English 12, Period 6 October 18, 1999 Dear Brother, Hello, how are you doing? How are things in Detroit? I hope that living with Aunt Maggie has been good for you. Aunt Jody and Uncle Clark treated me like a grownup. They gave me a hundred chores and were very hard on me. I did not like my situation in Greenwood with Aunt Jody and Uncle Clark. They made me sleep in a room where a boy once died. Words cannot describe the fear of an encounter with the boy's ghost. Every ni...
  • My Aunt The Importance Of Honesty
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    It was my aunt who taught me the meaning of honesty. Not because she actually was honest, but because she lied all the time. I think she felt that the easiest way out of any given situation was generally the best way out. For her, that meant telling a lie that sounded believable. As a young child I thought it was cool to lie and get out of things so easily and being around my aunt was the main problem. Naturally, when ever I would come to her with a problem, concern, or a question wondering what...
  • Grandpa's Ghost
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    I've always believed in ghosts and spirits. Perhaps it was because it amused me, or perhaps it was because I've been stuffed with ghost stories ever since I was old enough to comprehend them. I've been around a lot of people who grew up in remote areas of the world. You know, the place where electricity doesn't exist, and running house water is just a myth. Well, anyway, I've heard many ghost stories from them, mostly drawn from their actual encounters and experiences. These stories were pass on...
  • Future Without Gabriel's Aunts
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    The Dead When Gabriel Conroy delivers his wordy yet incredibly moving speech to the gaggle of Dubliners gathered together for the Holidays, he worries, possibly even fears, death. He talks of the future, making it sound cold and inhospitable. He lays compliments on his aunts one after the other about their " perennial youth' (pg. 166) and their kid ways. Gabriel addresses both the future and the present using a compare and contrast method, making one seem comforting and homey, the other dark and...
  • Relationships Between Nan And Miss Banderry
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    This passage was written by Elizabeth Bowen and is titled 'A Day in the Dark'. It is a story told by a girl named Barbie. She tells a tale of when she was fifteen and visited the house of Miss Branderry to return a copy of Blackwood's and to request to borrow, for her father, a thistle cutter. She also takes some roses to apologise for glass stain and thumb marks on the cover of the magazine. The passage mainly focuses on Barbie and her view on the events. But the passage also looks into the rel...
  • Avey's Dream Of Her Great Aunt
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    "The fight raged on. Brawling like fishwives! Like proverbial niggers on a Saturday night! With the fur stole like her hard-won life of the past thirty years being trampled into the dirt underfoot" (45). Avey Johnson, the main character in Paule Marshall's novel Praise song for the Widow, is haunted by this dream of her Great Aunt Coney. This nightmare awakens in her an emptiness and longing for something that she can not initially explain. Her life up to that point had seemed successful, especi...
  • Alfred's Aunt Pearl
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    During the course of THE CONTENDER, by Robert Lipsyte, Alfred is influenced by several characters who help him grow, change and learn. Two of the most important were Mr. Donatelli, the owner of the gym, and Alfred's Aunt Pearl. Mr. Donatelli had a positive influence on Alfred, helping him in a variety of ways. When Alfred first came to the gym Mr. Donatelli questioned him to make sure Alfred had what it took to be a boxer. He noticed from Alfred's scars that he'd been fighting on the streets. He...
  • Great Deal Of Faith In My Aunt
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    Have you ever been in a place that left you totally in awe have you ever wished that you could stay in that place forever If only our dreams would always come true! My experience in one of Manhattan's toy stores was wonderful. it was full of beauty; and fortunately, my aunt chose to share this magical place with me. it was almost thanksgiving and my aunt and I were spending quality time together. As i was sitting in her lap, she told me that she knew of a place that I would love. She finally tol...
  • Past Era Aunt Marys
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    The circle of life is a phrase used to describe how we are born, grow up, fall in love, have children, grow old and then die, meanwhile the next generation is being born and goes on to complete the natural circle of life. Bernard Maclaverty uses the theme of the circle of life to tell his story of the relationship between an old lady and a young man, which is told by referring to the past, through memories and to present events. Aunty Mary and the boy are representative of two different eras, th...
  • Old Aunt
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    A crazy, out of control woman is what always came to my mind when I would think of my aunt. My name is Micheal Andrews and I am a thirty-nine year old stockbroker for Prolong Investment Corporation. I am going to tell you a story about my eighty-seven year old aunt whom I really never understood until now. You see, after I was granted power of attorney for my aunt I felt as though it was my responsibilty to look after her. My Aunt Mary was a woman who was looked upon by many as being "weird". Fi...
  • Aunts
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    "My Side of the Matter" demonstrated multiple themes, including acceptance, denial, and regret. The man in this story seems to have made many mistakes in his life. As he tells us right from the beginning, his first mistake is marrying his wife, Marge, and his second mistake was getting her pregnant. Marge seemed to want to have control over their lives, because she moves them to her Aunts' house where her husband is not welcome. There, being as submissive as ever, doesn't argue with her aunts wh...
  • City As Big As New York City
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    Defining Moment Sept. 18, 2002 A man smart enough to create a world which once, was only his dreams. Now working for one of the most famous companies in the world. Were his actions enough to create a most defining moment? A man who worked hard through high school to achieve the highest marks he could possibly receive. Even after school he told himself that he could do anything he wanted to do and he did. He joined the University of Alberta and studied business. After receiving a much anticipated...
  • My Aunt
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    My aunt is a plump and short lady. She has long, straight hair, often tied up in a bun. Her blue eyes twinkle with light, showing the mystery in them. She often greets people with her flashing smile, showing her white pearly teeth. Although my aunt is plump, she is still as pretty as a flower. The reason why I love my aunt so much is because of her helpfulness. Whenever she sees passers-by, especially old ladies needing help, she will immediately lend a helping hand. Our neighbours even gave her...

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