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  • Once Shiny Red Shoes Of The Girl
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    Through the steam of my coffee I could see a miniature set of shiny red shoes swinging back and forth underneath the counter at the diner. A little girl had been sitting atop the red stool since I had arrived, just sitting watching the cook flip pancakes all morning long with a mature sense of fascination. Up and down, and up and down, over and over again, the batter always formed into delicious solid creations, some with blueberries, some with chocolate, some just plain and simple. The cook spo...
  • Mrs Huts Nakamura
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    Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, southwestern Honshu, Japan. Hiroshima has warm, humid summers with July temperatures. Hiroshima caught the attention of the world when a U.S. plane dropped the first atomic bomb on the City, destroying it on August 6, 1945. The Atomic bomb blast in 1945 obliterated three- fifths of the city within seconds and killed about 75,000 people. At exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the mourning, on August 6, 1945 Japanese time, at the moment when the ...
  • Young Girls With The Fifty Year
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    Point of View This story is written entirely from the perspective of nineteen year old Sammy, a grocery clerk. Updike has created an atmosphere of striking opposites warring with one another throughout the entire story. Sammy is bored and excited at the same time. He has worked in the A&P long enough to have memorized every item that is sold in the aisle directly in front of his cash register as well as what is generally for sale in all the areas of the store. He has worked so long at this store...
  • Couple On The Molestation Charges
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    In the past, there have been many minors who have done numerous of acts in which they are punished in a reasonable manner. Just imagine if the parents of these children were put on trail instead of the minors. Why should a parent have to suffer the consequences for their child's mistake, in which they probably had no idea what the child was doing. According to The Beaufort Gazette in Beaufort, SC, "A couple in Boise, Idaho now faces criminal charges because their 10- and 12-year old sons sexuall...
  • Obesity Rates Of 15 19 Percent
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    Worried about her weight, Kristy swore off dessert and cut back on meal portions. As do many of us all the time. Eventually, she began skipping breakfast and was just nibbling at lunch and dinner. Within six months, she dropped 13 pounds. A weight-loss success story? Not at all. Kristy is only 10 years old. Her diet cost her 20 percent of her weight. Children such as Kristy, a 4th-grader, are at the forefront of a disturbing new trend affecting the health of U.S. children: dieting. Around the co...
  • Old Woman Magoun And Nelson Barry
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    Most people, when forced to give up the one thing they truly love, would rather see it be destroyed than in the hands of another person. In 'Old Woman Magoun,' by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, the old woman is in that position. She is burdened with relinquishing custody of her granddaughter, Lily, to the child's father. Throughout the story, the old woman faces an inner struggle over caring for and, ultimately, losing her granddaughter. She deals with her struggle in a very realistic, human response....
  • Visit Some Sweet Old Lady
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    Jennifer George Professor Thomas English 1302.151 24 July 2000 A Character Analysis of Marian in A Visit of Charity In the short story, A Visit of Charity, Eudora Welty illustrates the story of a fourteen-year-old girl named Marian, who is a Campfire Girl that is paying a visit to the Old Ladies Home in order to earn points as a Campfire Girl. Marian thought that this would be an easy task that would take just a little of her time and an insignificant amount of effort on her part. She even broug...
  • Pervert And An Actual Fan
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    Celebrity Babes and Beer By Chad Damian i Perv: What a turn on! Fan: I wonder how they feel inside? I'm enjoying a pint at Rudy's when the topic of the fairer sex arises. Yes, guys talking about women at a bar. Go figure. The boys and I don't discuss our girlfriends, wives or the new sexy accountant at somebody's work - hell, we barely give lip service to the girl wearing hip-huggers and playing pool ten feet away. (Exposed thong - hot or whorish? Vote now.) We talk about celebrities. Specifical...
  • Mirror And Sharon Olds
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    For many poets, writing about nature and love is an easy feat. The poets who are considered in the Confessional Genre draw their influence from something quite different though. They use their own life experiences of pain and suffering to create great poems. In Theodore Roethke's "Dolor", Sylvia Plath's "Mirror", and Sharon Olds' "The Planned Child", these three poets confess their inner pain about matters that effect them and, they have created hits. Roethke's poem focuses on pain, with the use...
  • Girl Dinah
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    "The Making of a Slut" While sitting at my desk in the attendance office of a high school, I listen as the male students brag about how many females they " ve slept with. They actually argue about who's the bigger "stud". The girls in the group, however, only listen. They know that while it's cool for a guy to sleep around, a woman who does it is considered a slut. This is what Naomi Wolf writes about in "The Making of a Slut". She describes the stereotype of the bad girls and the reaction they ...
  • Seed In Remi's Mind
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    English II October 23, 2003 The Prodigal Girl Remi sat up in bed, sleep falling away from her, and for a fleeting second, things were normal again. Then she remembered and it came back to her like a vice crushing her skull, bleeding dry her eyes. Natalie was still missing. She glanced at her husband, Tobi, asleep beside her, flat on his back, one giant hairy arm slung over his forehead. His mouth was open, lower lip twitching like an insect on its way to death. She could smell the beer from the ...

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