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  • Fredrick Douglass
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    Fredrick Douglass essay Escaping from slavery in 1838 had to be a treacherous experience; escaping slavery at any time would be! Most slaves couldnt read or write, but one slave, Fredrick Douglass, broke that barrier and many more. In this particular writing he uses a wide-open state of mind to clearly get his thoughts across. He does this by using a wide variety of diction along with sentence fluency. An example can be seen in every sentence of every paragraph. I saw in every white man an enemy...
  • Ralph Ellison
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    Ralph Ellison Ralph Waldo Ellison was born the grandson of slaves in 1914 in Oklahoma City. He is the author of The Invisible Man (1952), one of the most important and influential postwar American novels. "I blundered into writing", admitted Ellison in a 1961 interview with novelist Richard Stern. From the time he was eight years old, when his mother bought him a used coronet, he wanted to be a musician. He cut grass in exchange for trumpet lessons and worked as an elevator operator for two year...
  • My Writings
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    I am not, by any means, a Shakespeare, Stephen King, or John Grisham. It would take enormous amounts of time, practice, and effort to be considered a long shot at a Pulitzer Prize. Yet, I intend to progress my writing by setting more achievable goals, building on new ideas, and developing new skills. Also, I will use the advice of instructors and peers, and draw from previous writing experiences to mold this and future writing experiences. When I sit down to write, I must do so in a clean, well-...
  • Topics All Applicants
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    Your personal statement, a critical part of your application for admission and for scholarships, is a required part of your admission file. When you write your Personal Statement, tell us about those aspects of your life that are not apparent from information provided on your application or high school transcript. Tell us about the experiences that don't show up on your transcript: a character-defining moment, a personal challenge faced, a hardship overcome-or the cultural awareness you " ve dev...
  • Few Of The Half
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    For some reason my mind slips to the many late nights I have spent in Sienna, a coffee shop that is located next to the ocean in Santa Barbara. From dawn to dusk it thrived with its daily dosage of tourists and business people, who would order cappuccinos and then proceed up State Street to view our beautiful town. At night fall, however, the entire scene transformed. From out of the dying natural shadows materialized a mysterious brand of people, a bitter contradiction to the clean-cut clientel...
  • Oregon From Cambodia
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    About Linda Crew and her reasons for writing this The author of Children of the River, Linda Crew, expresses her emotions and brings her past experiences into her writings. A lot of authors base their books on personal experiences; Linda Crew is just an example of one. Linda Crew went to the University of Oregon, since she lived in Oregon for a while before writing Children of the River, which could be a major factor in why it took place in Oregon. She then got married, had children and lived on...
  • Most Fundamental Of Creative Writing Problems
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    On Monday nights I get together with a few friends to exchange ideas about writing and to exchange pieces that we have written. A few Mondays ago one of those friends was having the most fundamental of creative writing problems. "Why should I ever write anything" she moaned. "Why should any of us No one wants to hear anything I have to say because I have nothing new to say about any of it". After I, along with the rest of the group, tossed some sympathetic and half-heartedly reassuring words to ...
  • Literary Analysis Of The Grandfather By Gary Soto
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    " [Gary Soto's] power comes from showing, from painting pictures that allow the reader to feel the wonder promise, and pain of everyday life" (Fabiano 185). Gary Soto's writing goes right to the center of the Chicano experience (Dunn 284). In "The Grandfather", Gary Soto presents the feeling of what everyday life would be like when living in a Hispanic community. Soto is able to do this with a naturalistic writing style, writing in a simple style, and using his real life experiences as a basis. ...
  • Writing About A Traumatic Experience
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    Chapter five, Writing as Healing and the Rhetorical Tradition: Sorting Out Plato, Postmodernism, Writing Pedagogy, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder written by T.R. Johnson of the University of New Orleans describes the different views of how language helps a person who has encountered a traumatic experience overcome and heal. Chapter nine, Pathography and Enabling Myths: The Process of Healing written by Anne Huns aker Hawkins of Pennsylvania State University discusses how personal writing, su...
  • Puritan Religion And The Writers
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    Many writers in colonial America had religious and non-religious motives that greatly influenced the literature of the time. Some of the earliest American literature was written by puritan writers, which was greatly influenced by religion. Religion, just as it dominated the lives of Puritans, dominated their writing and was a major influence to all Puritan writers. The Puritans saw the purpose of writing as to provide spiritual insight and instruction. As a result almost of writings of the Purit...
  • Black Experiences In Her Writings
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    Phillis Wheatly was one of the most known poets of her day. She was kidnapped when she was seven years old, and brought to America, where she started her writings. The first time she got her writings published, she got 31 of her poems on various moral and religious ideas out to the readers. She is known as ignoring the black experiences in her writings showing nothing to tell about her experiences and the unfairness growing up as a slave. Most writers could not get over their experiences when ch...
  • Reader Into Their Emotions Of Past Experience
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    Personal essays are writings that are an intimate experience between the writer and the reader. The experiences shared are of many different emotions, happiness, pain, reflection, misspent time, or any other number of ideas. The reader is brought into the writer's feelings. Two writers who are adept at bringing the reader into their emotions of past experience are Alice Walker and N. Scott Momaday. Both writers use the power of past experience to build emotions felt in the readers today. Walker ...

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