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  • Cotta Girl The Poem
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    Terra Cotta Girl The poem has clear, wide-open drama while managing ambiguity and open-ended ness. A sort of modern local color piece tinted with Southern elements, it nevertheless makes its characters real and sympathetic, treats important themes that are both topical and general, and offers an apt objective relationship with universal implications. Technically a lyric, the poem filled with narrative and drama: an off-the-farm college girl, a Southerner, and perhaps a Georgian like Sellers hers...
  • Boys And Girls Alice Munro's Short Story
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    BOYS AND GIRLS Alice Munro's short story, "Boys and Girls", is a story of the way of life in the 1940's, where men and women had specific roles controlled by gender. They were expected to learn those roles as children and conform to them as adults. As the title suggested, males and females played separate and distinct roles from each other, with no one role blending into the other. Instead of saying "Girls and Boys", Munro chose to say "Boys and Girls". He is superior and she is subservient to h...
  • Girl's Father
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    A Comprehensive Summary of Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls" Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls" is a story about a girl that struggles against society's ideas of how a girl should be, only to find her trapped in the ways of the world. The story starts out on a farm in the 1940's. The narrator is a woman who is telling the first person point of view of when she was a girl. The girl's father was a fox farmer. He was a hard working, quiet man and the girl really respected him. Every winter the father kill...
  • Low And Her Siblings To Her Aunt
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    Juliette Low: Founder of Girl Scouts An owl calls off in the distance, the yellow moon is full to bursting. Little kids dressed up as ghosts, parading around town collecting candy. Eleanor Gordon is stuck in the hospital giving birth to her second child. Juliette Gordon Low's difficult, but rewarding life began on the dreary day of Halloween. Unaware of the obstacles in the path she would follow, Low spent most of her life without a care in the world. It took her a couple hardships to realize li...
  • Movie Girls Like Us
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    Girls Like Us Girls Like Us is an intimate portrayal concerning four girls who grew up all with different ethnic backgrounds and various forms of parental guidance. Anna Chau is Vietnamese with strict parents and good beliefs, Lisa Bronc a is a Caucasian Catholic, De " Yonna Moore is African-American with strong goals who lives with her Grandma and Raelene Cox is a young white girl who comes from a broken home with little parental guidance. Girls Like Us shows examples of structural function ism...
  • Pg 116 Ssif
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    The Comforts of Home Character Description! V Sarah Ham:" +/-! SS Nymphomaniac!" Pg. 117 SS! K only nineteen years old. !" Pg. 119 SS Congenital liar. !" Pg. 121 Sshe hair was cut like a dog's or an elf's and she was dressed in the latest fashion. !" Pg. 122 Thomas:" +/-! Ssif was the first time in his thirty-five years! K!" Pg. 116 SSThomas loved his mother. !" Pg. 118 SSThomas had inherited his father's reason with his ruthlessness and his mother's love of good without her tendency to pursue i...
  • Young Girl
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    In the stories "Araby" by James Joyce, and "Boys and Girls" by Alice Munro, there is a common theme of growing up. In both of these stories the characters came to a realization of who they were and what they wanted to be. They both are of the age when reality strikes and priorities take on meaning. The characters in both stories evolve through rites of passage but the way in which these revolutions occur differ with each character. These stories can be seen as different from each other in many w...
  • Mother Daughter Relationship
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    The relationship between parents and their children is one of the most basic human interactions. Mothers and daughters provide both physical and emotional care for their young sons and daughters. In the process, parents will instill children with family values and goals, while teaching them the accepted norms and values of society. This is done in hope that parents will one day see their own children become mature adults, with their own goals and purposes in life. Mother-daughter relationships c...
  • Hilary Chana
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    In the book "If I Die Before I Wake" by Han Nolan a girl named Hilary Burke has been severely injured in a motorcycle accident while riding with her boyfriend, Brad, the leader of a local neo-Nazi gang. The closest hospital is a Jewish hospital and Hilary is taken there, Nazi armband and everything. In a strange twist of fate, Hilary is transported back through flashbacks to the German occupation of Poland where she becomes a girl named Chana. Chana is a young girl who, along with her Polish fam...
  • Adolescent Girl By Her Mother
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    Within every story or poem, there is always an interpretation made by the reader whether right or wrong. In doing so, one must thoughtfully analyze all aspects of the story in order to make the most accurate assessment based on the literary elements the author has used. Compared and contrasted within the two short stories, "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid, and John Updike's "A&P", the literary elements character and theme are made evident. These two elements are prominent in each of the differing stori...
  • Lavinia In Mourning Becomes Electra
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    House of Atreus is an Ancient Greek myth that has been passed from one generation to another for endless centuries. The lessons taught from this myth to the humanity at large about the meaning if being human are numerous and very interesting. The famous writer, Eugene ONeill recognized this and rewrote the Greek myth by creating his trilogy, Mourning Becomes Electra. It is a more modern version of the same story. Within each story, there exists a very important daughter-figure who plays an impor...
  • Desire For The Mother
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    The connection of mothering with the sexuality can be found it to take a closer look on the sexual drives of both sexes, male and female. The point is that women and men are raised to need each other for the survival (for the means of reproduction of human species) and so seek intimacy with one another, which is the primary instinct to have children and therefore to transmit their genetic code. Still we are unable to fulfill each others needs because of the social organization of parenting (wome...
  • Ballad Of Birmingham By Dudley Randall
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    "The Ballad of Birmingham", by Dudley Randall, recounts the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church that took place in the year of heightened civil rights protests. This "Rebellion" had culminated in the March on Washington in August and had been stirred by Martin Luther Kings "I have a dream" speech. The following month, the Birmingham tragedy took the lives of four little girls at Sunday School and injured other children. The attack aroused nationwide grief and indignation. Dudley Randa...
  • Prejudice Towards The Little Black Girl
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    Analytical Essay on 'Race Relations' In the poem, 'Race Relations' by Jean Burgess the main theme is the discrimination against the little black girl, we know this because the two little girls were playing together in their own little world doing no harm until the white girls' mother started cursing her daughter for interacting with a black girl even though they were doing nothing wrong This was conveyed to us because before the mother realised her daughter was playing with a black girl she was ...
  • Little Girl
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    Everyday she would stand outside on the balcony of what she liked to call, her dream house. She would just stand there everyday to hear the birds chirping, to watch the palm trees sway from side to side as the wind blew roughly; the sound of the water as it splashed back and forth. A little girl so young of the age of eight would just stand there everyday thinking; thinking of her dad and when he was going to return. She lived in a three story, light pink colored house in the Dominican Republic,...
  • Sweets And My Mothers Sister
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    This was a very large section of reading to write only a one to two page response on. I made a bunch of connections with her in her writing. I found when she talked about the little girl asking her mother for her recipe, it is the same way my siblings and I ask our mother how she makes her sweet tea that she has been making from scratch since a little girl. She first made it when her mother had challenged her and her sister to see who can make a better tea. My mother actually lost because her mo...
  • Writer's Use Of Language
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    In what ways does the writer's use of language convey the different moods she describes? In the extract, Hidden Lives by Margaret Forster, the author makes a considered choice of words in order to covey a precise meaning or feeling. The writer's use of language conveys the rollercoaster of different moods she describes in this extract in many ways. At the start, the writer transmits a mood of nauseating anxiety and apprehension as the girl, "feeling so sick and dizzy", waits for the postman to d...
  • Girl's Mother
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    Tan, Two Kinds and My mother's English At one point in most children's childhoods they are pressured by their parents to be something they don't really want to be, or do something they don't really want to do. Whether the pressure is in sports or intellectually, expectations to be the best can really get to a child. These pressures only increase as children grow older. I know that I always felt pressure just like the girl in the story. I felt the need to be the best. Not only for my own satisfac...
  • Mother To Her Daughter And Emily
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    Mary Hood's "How Far She Went" and Tillie Olsen's "I Stand Here Ironing" capture the trauma of an unstable childhood. Hood writes of a painful past that controls how a grandmother and girl (her granddaughter) react to each other. Both are in pain and deal with it differently. Olsen writes of a struggling young post-depression mother who is unable to be a complete mother to her daughter Emily. The relationship between the mother figures and the daughter figures is not so different. They share the...
  • Boys And Girls Alice Munro's Short Story
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    Alice Munro's "Boys And Girls' Essay, Research Alice Munro's "Boys And Girls' Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls' Alice Munro's short story, "Boys and Girls,' has a very interesting detail written into it. The narrator's brother is named Laird, which was carefully chosen by the author. Laird is a synonym for lord, which plays a important role in a story where a young girl has society's unwritten rules forced upon her. At the time of the story, society did not consider men and women equal. The name sy...

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