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  • Speaker Lies In His Warm Bed
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    Those Winter Sundays Growing up in New England one knows the true meaning of winter. In Robert Hayden's poem Those Winter Sundays, he uses many techniques to get the point of coldness across and also the point about how the speaker viewed his father. The best technique that is used in the poem is imagery. Without getting lost in the great use of imagery in the poem, one cannot forget the true meaning that Hayden is portraying, the imagery can help find the meaning though. The lesson in the poem ...
  • Wade Whitehouse In The Movie
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    Affliction, based on the novel by Russell Banks, was very interesting, mysterious, and kept you guessing up until it was over. The actors / actresses portrayed in the movie was Wade Whitehouse (Nick Nolte), Wade's girlfriend Margie Fogg (Sissy Spacek), Glen Whitehouse (James Coburn), Rolfe Whitehouse (William Defoe), Lillian (Mary Beth Hurt), Jill (Brigid Tierney), and Jack Hewit (Jim True). The movie begins by Rolfe Whitehouse (William Defoe) narrating the movie about a phone call he received f...
  • Old House
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    Home Sweet Home Everybody is put in this world without a choice. We don't have a choice of parents. We don't have a choice of what we are going to look like. We also can't choose the location we want to grow up in. We don't have a choice at all when we are born. People have to just take what they get and try to live with what they have. I personally didn't like the place I was raised, but I didn't have any choice. My first house I ever lived in wasn't a good one. Experiences I had living there w...
  • Mr Tanimoto And Father Kleinsorge
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    Hiroshima Chapter 1 - A Noiseless Flash The story starts out by a mini intro of the characters. Toshiko Sasaki, a clerk in the East Asia Tin Works, was sitting down talking to the girl of the next desk. Dr. Fuji was sitting down the Osaka Asahi on the porch of his private hospital. Mrs. Hatsuyo Nakamura, a tailor's widow, stood by the window of her kitchen, watching a neighbor tear down his house. Father Wilhelm Kleinsorge, a German priest, reclined in his underwear on a cot on the top floor of ...
  • Lovey And Jerry For Being Friends
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    In the beginning, Lovey and her best friend, Jerry, are watching the Shirley Temple movie before they go to church. They never get to see the end because they have to go and leave. They make up the endings and cry in the middle of the pastor's sermon. On Lovey's birthday, Jerry would make her a gift certificate from the toy store for $500. Lovey is very embarrassed to be speaking pidgin English. She doesn't tell anyone, not even Jerry, how she is ashamed of how she talks, looks, or even where sh...
  • Sarty's Father Mr Snopes
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    1) Analyze title. The title Barn Burning carries certain significance through out the story. At the beginning the reader doesn t know what the story is about and the title somewhat tell us what to expect from the story. As one continues reading the story one comes to a conclusion that the title carries more of a symbolic meaning. (Fire and other symbols are discusses in Question 7) The title is linked to the story in a direct way because the father burns barns and enjoys it, hence the title. 2) ...
  • Alfie And Brett
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    : : Book Report: : Pool Boy was a well written story about a 15 year old boy, Brett Gerson, whose life is changed dramatically. Brett is the main character in this novel. The book Pool Boy is set in a rich part of present day California. Let it be known that the Gerson's are EXTREMELY rich, not just fairly rich, extremely rich. One day Brett's father was taken away and thrown in jail for insider trading. The Gerson family had to sell almost everything that they own to try and pay back the money ...
  • Addition To My Father's Job With Hubbell
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    A Helping Hand On a trip to play in a tournament in Chicago, my hockey team encountered some drunken gang members who chased us into our hotel. One of my teammates was punched in the eye and pushed into a bush. When we finally caught our breath, we told our fathers about the problem causing my father to rush down to the lobby. As he emerged from the elevator, seven men greeted him. Two of the younger men threatened my friend and I, which enticed us to yell back at them. As we were yelling back a...
  • French Steamship Mont Blanc
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    Vince Coleman On December sixth, 1917 a train dispatcher named Vince Coleman was running the dispatch office beside the Halifax harbor. But one sailor who knew about the imminent explosion ran past the railway freight yards, warning Coleman and Lovett to clear out. Vince Coleman knew what was at stake when he ran back to tap out his crucial message. Vince Coleman was thinking about the passenger trains speeding towards the threatened harbor. He had to stop them. Coleman telegraphed his urgent wa...
  • Graham Greene's Writing Style
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    Graham Greene has a style of writing, which incorporates much meaning with a hint of dry humor. The environment in which a writer lives determines the type of works that they will produce. Another factor which many writers take advantage of is a select type of genre or author that they read at earlier stages in the development of their writing style. Like most writers, Graham Greene's style reflects his upbringing. Greene was born fourth of six siblings to an English family in 1904. He preferred...
  • Garden Of His Father's House
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    By Robert Lowell The poem is basically about the poet reminiscing and fondly remembering his own father. 'At Beverly farms, a portly, uncomfortable boulder bulked in the garden's centre -- - an irregular Japanese touch. ' The strongest mental picture that he has is one in which his father is standing in the garden of the Beverley Farms home which was his father's last abode. He is immaculately dressed in his favorite clothes and is looking smart and energetic. In the author's view, the garden of...

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