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  • Reclusive Wing
    1,432 words
    Sherwood Anderson is identified as the "Father of Realism", the master of characterization, and the creator of the epiphany. He broke through the barriers of Classic American Literature and introduced a style that is focused on distinct moments. Although remarkable, many of his stories lack the traditional structure of plot. Instead Anderson states that these single bursts of inspiration are the stories of people, and are therefore to be left untouched upon completion. His crowning achievement, ...
  • Said Aylmer
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    The Birth-martin THE latter part of the last century, there lived a man of science -- an eminent proficient in every branch of natural philosophy -- who, not long before our story opens, had made experience of a spiritual affinity, more attractive than any chemical one. He had left his laboratory to the care of an assistant, cleared his fine countenance from the furnace-smoke, washed the stain of acids from his fingers, and persuaded a beautiful woman to become his wife. In those days, when the ...
  • Next Man In The Relay Team
    609 words
    Track My heart beating loudly in my chest is the only sound I can here. The air, whipping past my face, tries to curb my inertia but I just press on harder and harder. As I make my turn to go into the straight-away, the next man in the relay team comes into sight. I push my legs harder and harder, but I cannot make them move any faster. There is only one hundred meters left to go before the instant I have to pass the baton the next runner. As I am speeding down the lane like a jet about to lift ...
  • Hands
    668 words
    It was in June. I was on a School Geography Field Trip to Thailand. I was separated from my teachers and classmates while we were visiting a rice farm in the outskirts of Bangkok. Soon I found myself alone in a strange foreign land. I walked for days and days until my legs could carry me no further. Then i stopped by the riverbank to get some water to quench my thirst. When i was drinking, I noticed that the jungle was eerily silent. My eyes were scanning all around the jungle, looking out for p...
  • Carlos And Sandy
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    FADE IN. INT. UNIVERSITY COFFEE SHOP - DAY CARLOS is a young South American lothario who is at Uni doing an Arts degree with SANDY. Whilst they have been acquainted, they have not been close. On this fortuitous occasion, both of them have a gap in their timetables. At Carlos' instigation, Sandy has agreed to have her palm read by him. Sandy's future is foremost on her mind. Carlos' love life is foremost on Carlos' mind. CARLOS You have very soft skin on your hands. SANDY (impatiently) Thank you....
  • My Neck Into My Lower Back
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    Lying helpless on the ground is a humbling experience. It was hot that day, a dry heat. Texas summers are brutal, not knowing the exact moment when your body shuts down from dehydration. It was one of the worst summers, with temperatures in the lower hundreds. The grass was dead and the ground was hard and rocky, perfect to dive on. Playing soccer in Texas is odd; the weather is too cold or too hot. The only colors that stood out on the field were the dark blues and blacks of jerseys in a sea of...
  • Choking Victim's Life
    431 words
    Performing the Heimlich Maneuver, on someone who is choking, is fairly easy. There are three simple steps that you need to follow. If each step is followed correctly, you will have no problem saving a choking victim's life. Before you begin, you must recognize that the person is actually choking. If they are coughing or gasping, then air is still able to pass through. Therefore, performing this maneuver could actually do more harm. Someone who is choking will not be able to speak or breathe. The...
  • Old Thomas Junta
    476 words
    At a youth hockey practice on July 5, 2000 in Reading Massachusetts, 44-year-old Thomas Junta, a father of one of the hockey players, beat 40 yr. old Michael Costin to death during a confrontation over "rough play". I agree with the jury's verdict that Thomas Junta is guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Thomas Junta is old enough to know that if you repeatedly strike someone in his or her head with great force then there is a very real chance that they will die, especially if you are over one hu...
  • Turnus As Being
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    Aeneid Hero AENEID I believe that the ending of the Aeneid shows that Aeneas is very heroic. According to Webster's New Dictionary, ? a man of distinguished bravery? and? admired for his exploits.? Aeneas is very brave when he fights Turnus, especially because it is known that the gods are on his side. He successfully killed Turnus, which is an achievement that calls for admiration. Turnus pleaded for his life, yet he did not deserve to have the privilege of being pardoned bestowed upon him. Tha...

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