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  • Housman's To An Athlete Dying Young
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    Analysis of A.E. Housman's To an Athlete Dying Young Dying young is considered by most to be one of the most tragic of fates. The specter of things undone and a life unlived haunts the funeral and colors the grief to an even darker shade. Most people desire to live to a ripe old age and would be shocked to have a premature death viewed in a positive light. Yet, this is exactly the driving force behind A.E. Housman's To an Athlete Dying Young. In the poem, dying young and at the height of your ca...
  • Athlete's Glory
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    Dying young is thought to be one of the most tragic of circumstances. The thoughts of lives wasted, dreams unattained, memories never conceived. It is sad fate uncontrollable by any earthly being. Most people desire to live to a ripe old age as to take full advantage of their time on earth, to experience as much as they can, and would be aghast to have premature death be viewed in a positive light. Yet this thought is the driving force behind "To an Athlete Dying Young" by A.E. Housman. Housman,...
  • Athletes And Steroids Jose Canseco Claims Steroids
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    Athletes and Steroids Jose Canseco claims steroids can make an average athlete a super athlete, and make a super athlete incredible. With that statement said, it not only compels pro athletes to use steroids, but teenagers as well. In 2002, NIDA funded a study that asked teen athletes if they ever tried steroids. The study confirmed that 2.5% of 8th graders used it; about 3.5% of 10th graders; and 4% of 12th graders admitted using steroids. The percentage of teens using steroids is on the rise e...
  • 3 Cc Dietary Needs Of Young Athletes
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    The Training and Specialization of Today's Young Athletes History and Philosophy of Sport and Recreation 12/12/00 In the world of sports today there is a much greater interest in finding talent at a very young age. Unfortunately, one must question whether this interest is a personal interest for others who have something to gain, or a genuine beneficial interest for the young athlete. It seem as though everyone today has the "what's in it for me mentality", which can be dangerous. These people, ...
  • Professional Athletes As Role Models Sports
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    Professional Athletes as Role Models Sports have played a major role in society since the beginning of man. From the Greeks to present day, the influence of great athletes has been tremendous. However, today's media has elevated sports and the people who play them. Athletes are seen all over the place, we see them in commercials, on television shows, we read about them in magazines, and we watch them on television. Sports are a big part of our society. There is a strong need for positive athleti...
  • Housman's To An Athlete Dying Young
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    To An Athlete Dying Young The time you won your town the race We chaired you through the market-place; Man and boy stood cheering by, And home we brought you shoulder-high. To-day, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsman of a stiller town. Smart lad, to slip betimes away From fields where glory does not stay And early though the laurel grows It withers quicker than the rose. Eyes the shady night has shut Cannot see the record cut, ...
  • Housmans Poem On Death
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    Housman's "To An Athlete Dying Young' Essay, Housman's "To An Athlete Dying Young' Housman's "To An Athlete Dying Young' John S. Ward Dr. Larry Brunner A.E. Housman's "To an Athlete Dying Young,' also known as Lyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or youth are really quite lucky. The first few readings ...

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