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Ballad of Birmingham
Ballad of Birmingham
Ballad of Birmingham In the poem Ballad of Birmingham, by Dudley Randall, written in 1969, Mr. Randall uses of irony to describes the events of the mothers decision, and also her concern for the welfare of her darling little child. It seems odd that this child would even know what a freedom march is, but this would be considered normal back in the early 1960's, when Mr. Martin Luther King Jr. had rallies and freedom marches to free the African American people from discrimination and segregation
Creative Writing Destroying Racism
Creative Writing Destroying Racism
Creative Writing: Destroying Racism As the snow covered the house that my grandma occupies, I looked out the window to the neighbor's front door, their mailbox, and the circular driveway they had. It was just another home, where kids could build a snowman or throw snowballs on the front lawn. But there where no children or snowmen here. And beneath the snow, the word N-I-G-G-E-R was written in the grass. A family- a home- where they had bothered no one. One night someone decided to take weed
ETERNAL FREEDOMThe time to escape did come He had been waiting for it
ETERNAL FREEDOMThe time to escape did come He had been waiting for it
ETERNAL FREEDOM The time to escape did come! He had been waiting for it for several months. Taking advantage of the careless of the guards, he dipped himself in water while the prisoners were passing across the stream to go back to the camp after an exhausting working day in the field. The first part of his plan went exactly as desired. Being sure they went far enough, he quickly jumped out of the stream and headed for the woods. He knew there was a highway nearby so that he could hitch-hike to
The True Story of a Black Youth's
The True Story of a Black Youth's
The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa Mark Mathabane I. Main Characters A. Johannes (Mark) Mathabane--Kaffir Boy revolves around Johannes for the simple reason that he is the author of this book. Growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa was especially hard for Johannes. Johannes is very smart and graduated at the top of his class during his 13 years of schooling in apartheid South Africa. Johannes has had a lot of courage and perseverance throughout his life.
LORD OF THE FLIES VOCABULARY
LORD OF THE FLIES VOCABULARY
LORD OF THE FLIES VOCABULARY Synonyms/Antonyms One of the major themes of Lord of the Flies is evil. In the novel, evil involves fear, hatred, and ugliness. The following words, taken from the novel reflect that theme of evil. Each underlined word below is followed by a definition, a synonym, and a page (p.) and line (l.) number. Read the definition and the synonym, then refer in the novel to the page and line on which the word appears. Read the definition and the synonym, then refer in the nov
Will Rogers
Will Rogers
Will Rogers Will Rogers was a cowboy that did rope tricks. He was loved by the crowds that watched him. “Onto the stage ambled a friendly-faced, tousled-haired man wearing a cowboy getup and carrying a collection of lassos in his hand. He smiled at the audience, then threw out one of the ropes, twirling it in a circle in preparation for one of the complicated rope tricks he was hired to perform. But as he went into the trick, he miscalculated the size of the small stage, and the rope whacked int
Death Be Not Proud
Death Be Not Proud
Death Be Not Proud The novel, Death Be Not Proud, by John Gunther, is the story of the struggle of a child to stay alive. Johnny Gunther Jr.s constant hope got him out of bed every morning with a positive attitude. His outright opposition to the fact that he was going to die and his determination not to, kept a fiery spirit in him so that he didnt give up. Johnnys stubborn determination to not accept defeat at so early an age, along with the tremendous courage he showed when realizing that he
From the beginning of mankind man has looked for cures of illness Jona
From the beginning of mankind man has looked for cures of illness Jona
From the beginning of mankind, man has looked for cures of illness. Jonas Salk found a cure for one of the worst illnesses in the history of man, polio. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was a great discovery of his time, and it is still being used today to eradicate polio worldwide. Dr. Salk is also known for other medical discoveries. He was a quiet man who lived a rough childhood. He was not looking for fame, instead, it found him. During the time before the vaccine, many people, mostly parents wit
If At First You Don't Succeed
If At First You Don't Succeed
If At First You Don't Succeed Eureka! Sam excitedly exclaimed. I've done it! I'm set for life and my happiness is assured. With this new invention I'll be honored for my brilliance, and I might even win the nobel prize! he chirped ecstatically. Sam was a chicken, the great great great grandson of the Not-So-Great Chixken Little, who, in case the reader is ignorant, was the chick who thought the sky was falling and got everyone eaten by a crafty old fox [SIC]. Sam was a well built chicken, q
David Glasgo
David Glasgo
David Glasgo Modules 15-16 Dec 20, 1996 Someone knows your secret dream, that one great wish that you would pay anything for. That person suddenly makes your dream come true - before you learn the price you have to pay. Ray Bradbury's, Something Wicked This Way Comes, is a chilling and suspenseful thriller, making a boy's secret dream come true right before his own eyes and that of his friend's too. The story in this book continually jumps back and forth between three characters; two which are
Chad Jay Yr11
Chad Jay Yr11
Chad Jay Yr.11 Thursday, June 13, 1996 A Dream Come True There I was, sitting on my bed at 2:30 am. Wondering about the dream I just had. Not only was it stupid, but I have never had such a weird dream. It was really different. The dream was about a little dog. The dog was walking on my chest, while I was lying on something soft. I think it was a mattress. The puppy walked towards y waist. I knew that it was going to bite. Get lost. I yelled. The dog remained calm. Now it was standing on my w
A Schoolyard Lesson
A Schoolyard Lesson
A Schoolyard Lesson Get up, get up you have school today, my mother blurted out, as I fell out of bed. I stood up and waddled to the bathroom. Looking into the mirror I smiled to myself; I knew today was going to be just fine. My family and I had just moved from Guatemala, and today was to be my first day at Bel Air Elementary School. I usually don’t get worried about these situations, since I’ve been through the routine before, besides I tend to make friends pretty easily. Why would today be
Every morning Joel Hardy was awoken by his alarm at precisely seven th
Every morning Joel Hardy was awoken by his alarm at precisely seven th
Every morning Joel Hardy was awoken by his alarm at precisely seven thirty-five. He would have a shower in the master bathroom on the third floor of his home. He would then eat a hearty breakfast, (prepared by his beautiful wife Joanne), with his daughter, Jennifer. Then he hopped cheerily into his new Mercedes, and started to work. Joel worked at Virtual Tech. Computers, a new computer company that specialized in virtual reality. Joel was the chief design editor and brought home a handsome one
Animal Instinct
Animal Instinct
Animal Instinct What would life be like without a mother or a father? What would life be like without any adult supervision? How would a person act if they did not have society to tell them what is right and wrong? Author William Golding believes that a person that wasn’t brought up by society would only act using their basic human nature. It is also a part of his believes that this nature is evil. In his novel, Lord of the Flies, Golding proves his ideas on the evil at the base of the human na
Was Richard Wrights Native Son a story about his views towards Capital
Was Richard Wrights Native Son a story about his views towards Capital
Was Richard Wright’s Native Son a story about his views towards Capitalism and Communism ? Did Richard Wright want to show the good and bad points towards Capitalism and Communism ? Or was this novel just about how a young man went through life and how society made him. Richard Wright’s Native Son shows that he used the Dalton’s, Thomas’s, and Jan Erlone to represent Capitalism and Communism . After reading Richard Wright’s Native Son, many believe the author purposely placed the Thomas family
Deadlock
Deadlock
Deadlock Bzzz! Bzzz! The alarm went off, and Susan Calvin rolled over. It was 6:30 in the morning, and RoboTimer™ had done its job admirably, waking her up to the second of the time that it had been factory-programmed. Unfortunately, it hadn’t been set to the correct date, and when it announced Saturday, December 14th! Good morning! in a load cheery tone, she groaned out load with the realization that it was Saturday, and after that affair with the hyperdrive motor, she wanted to sleep in,
Who can forget the fires blazing over local buildings during the Los A
Who can forget the fires blazing over local buildings during the Los A
Who can forget the fires blazing over local buildings during the Los Angeles Riots? Unfortunately the whole event does not seem as if it was too far off in the past. Although today we live in a nation, which has abolished slavery, the gap between the whites and the blacks during the early stages of America’s development has plainly carried into the present. In Native Son, author Richard Wright illustrates this racial gap, in addition to demonstrating how white oppression upon blacks is capable
Fast Eddie
Fast Eddie
Fast Eddie by Rick Vallejos (Daredevil or [email protected]) (Comments appreciated) Where do I begin... to write down my misadventure. I would have never picked up a pen and began had it not been for my host. He's the type of fellow who tells you what to do and his partners (soldiers) make sure you did just as your told. This hideout, this fortress has more weapons than I've seen in months. There is a guard at my door this minute, put there for my protection so I was told. Yeh right! He's got
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
Jon Smith Period 8 English 12 February 12, 1997 Intellegence It all started in the interesting city of New York. The smog ridden streets were filled with people. On a quiet little street corner, there was a small shop owned by Harvey Goldstein. Mr. Goldstein was a well-to-do merchant. He traded in all sorts of imports, and was generally a moral man. He did not buy goods from sweatshops nor did he ever cheat a customer. At 1:31 P.M. on May 15, 1996, he stepped out of his shop on the Upper East S
The Labovian theory of a developed narrative contains six mandatory co
The Labovian theory of a developed narrative contains six mandatory co
The Labovian theory of a developed narrative contains six mandatory components. These components help the reader, or listener to a broader understanding of the thoughts and motivation of the internal narrator and the external storyteller. The abstract gives a representation about the story. The orientation draws a picture to familiarize the reader/listener of the necessary w's; who, what, when, where. The complicating action is the turn of events on which the story hinges. The resolution determ
You think you know a person You think you know them right up until the
You think you know a person You think you know them right up until the
You think you know a person. You think you know them, right up until the day they come out and tell you about all their deep, dark secrets and this whole other life they've been leading that you never even knew about. At least, that was the case with my good friend, Lyle Lawrence Kingly. My name, for the information of the curious, is Niles Jameson. I knew Lyle Kingly for a good many years and was actually an associate of his for a short time. We eventually went our separate ways, I pursuing my
Hucks Rebellion
Hucks Rebellion
Huck’s Rebellion XLII I watched as Aunt Sally entered the courthouse to fill out my adoption papers. She had said to me that she was going to make a sivilized young man out of me. She actually believes that she is going to sivilize me , ha! I looked around the room and saw how grimy and dusty it was. There were pieces of wood that were stained red along with others that ranged from green to tan. I then noticed pictures of men on the far end of the room. I got up and looked at the pictures up cl
Gling through such things as the depression the Dust Bowl summers and
Gling through such things as the depression the Dust Bowl summers and
gling through such things as the depression, the Dust Bowl summers, and trying to provide for their own families, which included finding somewhere to travel to where life would be safe. Such is the story of the Joads. The Joads were the main family in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, a book which was written in order to show what a family was going through, at this time period, and how they were trying to better their lives at the same time. It wouldn’t be enough for Steinbeck to simply wr
SPIRITS OF THE NIGHT
SPIRITS OF THE NIGHT
SPIRITS OF THE NIGHT There was a time in the town when you could walk out alone at night and not have to fear anything. You could leave your doors unlocked and your car in the driveway without worry. You could drop the kids off at the cinema downtown and not think a thing of it. Or stroll through the park on a Saturday evening without watching every shadow or movement in the evening twilight. But no more. Now, doors barred the entrances along with the windows. Residents hurried home lest they b
Instant
Instant
Instant I'll always remember Instant. That was the nickname the men had tacked onto the muscled giant that wielded the M60 in my unit. Instant was short for Instant Death. And I'll always remember the first time I saw Instant in action. I was a new Lieutenant assigned to Vietnam. Back then, the Army didn't try to develop any team spirit within the corps; men were rotated frequently before any friendships developed. Consequently, my men were a group of strangers united only by the need to
The Chicken
The Chicken
The Chicken by DaPimp Sarah lived on a small farm in Ohio in 1959. She was nine years old, had brown hair and green eyes. Her mother raised chickens to eat and would sell the eggs. One day Sarah's mother gave Sarah her very own chicken to raise. Sarah named the chicken Maryanne. Sarah couldn't wait for Maryanne to start laying eggs because Sarah wanted to sell the eggs and buy a necklace that she had been wanting for just about a year now. She found some wood, some chicken wire, a hammer, and n
Acute concern crept across Melissas and Johns faces as they watched th
Acute concern crept across Melissas and Johns faces as they watched th
Acute concern crept across Melissa’s and John’s faces as they watched the screen from outside the Retrovision store window. Police are still baffled as the death toll rises now to nine about the identity of the serial killer who still stalks the streets of Brisbane always using a small knife to slay his victims cheerfully reported the annoying news reader. Police warn all females between the ages of fifteen to nineteen to lock up securely. Concern turned to anxiety as Melissa thought of he
Exhausted Kendra leaned back against the tree The quiet of the night s
Exhausted Kendra leaned back against the tree The quiet of the night s
Exhausted, Kendra leaned back against the tree. The quiet of the night surrounded her, and in the distance she could see a small orange glow here and there of fires set by those who had been forced to leave their homes and set up camp in this park. She closed her eyes, rested her arms on her knees, and put her head down on her arms, cushioned by the sweatshirt she wore. The sweatshirt smelled of fresh air and smoke. She pulled the sleeves down over her cold hands. She sat like that for a while,
Driving through the dessert can be wearisome fatiguing and all the thi
Driving through the dessert can be wearisome fatiguing and all the thi
Driving through the dessert can be wearisome, fatiguing and all the things that you dread in a long drive. Not this trip, it was the new beginning, I was on my way to find myself. I had 14 hours to contemplate the reasons I was doing this. My friends said I was nuts, family said I was stupid. Let’s see, nuts and stupid, um, O.K. I guess everyone has their own opinion. Its not really what I wanted to hear, but I could see their point. Yuma, Arizona, my hometown, lived there for 10 years, graduat
Sweltering heats fill the room a hot sticky breeze drifts by my face B
Sweltering heats fill the room a hot sticky breeze drifts by my face B
Sweltering heats fill the room, a hot sticky breeze drifts by my face. Broom Broom Broom its the posties bike coming to a halt beside our old white mailbox. He adds a few letters in the mailbox and speeds off to the next house. Racing outside in anticipation, my heart suddenly sinks discovering its only a Telstra bill. I hate when the phone bill arrives, mum always gives me a big lecture about all my calls. I knew there was going to be trouble, remembering about all my international calls to my
The Life and Death of Tupac Amaru Shakur
The Life and Death of Tupac Amaru Shakur
The Life and Death of Tupac Amaru Shakur It aint about east or west.. Its about ni**az and bit*hez.. Power and Money.. Ridaz and Punkz.. Which side are you on? Tupac Shakur aka Makavelli 1996 This phrase comes from the famous deceit rap artist Tupac Amaru Shakur who was previously killed in a drive by after the Mike Tyson fight at Caesar’s Palace. Why was he killed? We may never know. But many things point to his death. For instance, in his famous song Hit Em Up he continually knocks on e
The white-haired doctor with the blood-stained coat and pants smiled m
The white-haired doctor with the blood-stained coat and pants smiled m
The white-haired doctor with the blood-stained coat and pants smiled maliciously as he brought the razor to his waiting patient's face. Now please answer me honestly this time, Mr. Beckett, he said. I have been in this profession for over thirteen years, and I take pleasure in receiving input from clients. It helps me to know what hurts and what does not. Kind of keeps me ahead of the competition, I guess you could say. His patient nodded solemn acquiescence, shutting his eyes hard and biti
Trigatipede
Trigatipede
Trigatipede The days were growing shorter and the project’s failure was becoming apparent. My crew and I had been researching on a little island just south of Australia for over three months, and we were making little progress. I was hired as the team leader for this excursion by a private investor from some breakthrough zoo. The investor, a man by the name of Henry Shrinton, asked me along with my crew to go down under to find new, unknown animals. I found this request very unusual simply beca
The revolution in Cuba was not a result of economic deprivation nor be
The revolution in Cuba was not a result of economic deprivation nor be
The revolution in Cuba was not a result of economic deprivation, nor because of high expectations in the economy, it was the political factors and expectations which evoked the civilians to revolt. The Cuban economy was moving forward at the time before the rebellion but the dominant influence of the sugar industry made the economy assymetrical and encouraged no dynamic industrial sector. Because of the dependance on sugar, the unemployment rate ranged between 16 and 20% rising and falling
Title 1000 Word Essay On THE LOVE STORY
Title 1000 Word Essay On THE LOVE STORY
Title: 1,000 Word Essay On THE LOVE STORY Category: Music and Movies Submitted: 2000-03-15 Word Count: 1072 Sophomore Composition 1,000 Wd. Report October 27, 1999 There are many positive things and negative things about the movie and the story. In the movie you have a chance to see what Elizabeth looks like. That alone could be a positive and negative thing. The movie is more glamour than thought. In the movie your mind has more free will so therefore this is the better of the two. The thought
1 Setting - This story took place in the Willowgreen School District n
1 Setting - This story took place in the Willowgreen School District n
1. Setting - This story took place in the Willowgreen School District, near a fictional town call Bleke in 1933. Characters - The main character of this story is the author, Max Braithwaite, but addition characters in this chapter are Dave McDougall, Mrs. McDougall, and their children Mary, Heather, Myron, and Charles. Antecedent Action - The antecedent action in this chapter is when Max outlines the events leading up to the moment when he left the train at Bleke. Those events included: borrowi
Changing School
Changing School
Changing School Changing school is one transition which has had a great impact on my life. It all began during the second last day of year eight, when the school bell rang. “School’s out,” all my friends would say and then there would be great riots of kids screaming and yelling as they made their way towards the lockers. My best friend and I would be left behind, walking slowly towards the lockers, discussing our day at school and the classes we had. My best friend is Steven, a short and bashfu
Sexual Storms Are Brewing
Sexual Storms Are Brewing
Sexual Storms Are Brewing! Symbolism runs a rampant path throughout the story “The Storm”, written by Kate Chopin. The storm brewing outside is used to symbolically relate the storm of emotions going on between Calixta and Alcee inside the house. The intensity of their sexual act inside the house follows the pattern of the storm outside. Just as their passion climaxes so does the storm. The underlying meaning of the story is about sexual energy, and passion that is portrayed through an act of n
The Rose Room by Jordan McCracken
The Rose Room by Jordan McCracken
‘The Rose Room’ by Jordan McCracken I looked at my watch, it read 9:32. ‘Oh No’ I thought, I had set my alarm for 9am. I got butterflies in my stomach as I rushed round to the bathroom, got washed and grabbed my bag and packed lunch. I looked up at the clock in the living room, it was a quarter to ten and then I flew out the door. I made my way down to the local youth club, I saw a bus full of screaming kids, I thought to myself ‘here we go again’. Every six months we have a weekend trip to some
Free At last
Free At last
Free At last Melissa felt the knife slip easily between his ribs with barely any struggle. She was surprised it could be so easy. She let go of the knife, the blade remaining in his body as he clutched his chest in disbelief. He slid down the wall, no sound came out of his open mouth. Still clutching his chest, Ben tried to breathe. His eyes opened wide with panic. She stood back and watched with morbid delight, as her long time arch-rival lay helpless on the floor. She ignored his silent plea f
The Taste of Responsibilities
The Taste of Responsibilities
The Taste of Responsibilities Wrt 102 November 2002 Freewrite My friend Lauren decided last minute to go eat at the Student Activities Center for dinner with me. She went straight for the hamburger while I stood in the center of the food court pondering what I might want to have for the night. A familiar smell aroused my nose. It was the smell of newly cooked cheese pizza coming out from the oven. I paid for my pizza and sat down with Lauren. Looking at my pizza, I began gnawing on the cheese. T
Grand Final
Grand Final
Grand Final It was the Grand Final day for my basketball season as I sat in the car, a little bewildered ad a bit dumbfounded. My dad and I were off to the greatest basketball game in my life. I was always the only bashful boy in my team and was despised of, due to the lack of skill I had. As we made our way to the final, I grew worried and grew tenser, as I the thought of letting my team down dawned on me. We finally arrived, at our destination, The Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, which is
Hemmingways The Sun Also Rises
Hemmingways The Sun Also Rises
Hemmingway’s The Sun Also Rises The central theme in Hemingway's works has repeatedly been heroism. Much of what has been read so far does not reflect gruesome death, nor, does it simply transport us into the scheme of the lost generation. His stories have all been essentially the portrayal of a hero; a man (until Brett was introduced) sets the standards for those around him. But most of Hemingway's works do, in fact entail the reality of death. The hero is defined by how he reacts to death, and
Ursula K LeGuin
Ursula K LeGuin
Ursula K LeGuin English 10h In A Wizard of Earthsea, The Other Wind, and The Telling, written by Ursula K LeGuin, a mental journey is an integral part of each character’s development. Due to each character’s growth and eventual maturity in these stories, they learn to understand the world around them, and their purpose in this mystical world called Earthsea. In The Wizard of Earthsea, a young wizard named Ged (Sparrowhawk) must realize how to control his recklessness, and defeat a great darkness
The Romantic Period
The Romantic Period
The Romantic Period 1 English 250-A March 18, 2003 Essay #1 Social Tyranny and Visions of Brotherhood in the Poetry of William Blake Romanticism was an intellectual movement that spread throughout Europe towards the end of the eighteenth century through to the middle of the nineteenth century. It was an age in which philosophers, artists, writers, and composers responded with enthusiasm to the forces of nationalism that were sweeping across Europe, but rejected the notions of the enlightenment t
Heritage and Art in Robert Brownings My Last Duchess
Heritage and Art in Robert Brownings My Last Duchess
Heritage and Art in Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess” 1 English 250- A April 10, 2003 Essay #2 Robert Browning, a modern, experimental poet of the nineteenth century Victorian Age, presents the problems with mankind and morality and attempts to solve them through his dramatic monologues. He wrote about Victorian themes, where his characters explored problems of faith and morality and the role of the artist in the modern world. He used startling expressions, shocking his readers with the darker
Gremlin Hunting
Gremlin Hunting
Gremlin’ Hunting Per. 1 Creative Writing Monday, November 06, 2000 Brandon thought that he could take a swig of beer safely. But when he lifted the bottle of Miller to his still-grinning lips, he caught a glimpse of Chester, whose fat face was also grinning like a kid’s Halloween jack o’ lantern, and that happened just when the swallow of beer was going down Brandon’s throat. The result was a loud choke, gurgle and spray of beer across a table already littered with bottles, caps, cigarette butts
My Declaration of Independence
My Declaration of Independence
My Declaration of Independence* When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one person to go to college, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that she make a difference. Even if not all of the words are mine, they mean something to me. As a matter of fact, some of the words should mean something to all of us. I was in the eighth grade when I realized that our nation’s history was very interesting. From that point on I went about trying to convince my friends that
Life
Life
Life I remember the last time the warm breeze poured from across the waters, up the concrete steps, and over the grass. It span wildly in the air as it caught wind and brushed past my face. I couldn't help but smile, despite what was going through my mind. How ironic that sounds right now. As a child I took an early appreciation of the trees and grass, of life in general... but nothing like I did at that reawakened moment. It was all new again, and all more wonderful than it had ever been before
Old Friends New Pleasures
Old Friends New Pleasures
Old Friends, New Pleasures * * * * * It had been awhile since the gang had all been together, the last time, probably being after graduation. They had seen each other on separate occasions, but now was an occasion to bring them all back together, and to bring some of them together in a way none of them ever imagined. It was a group of eight, four guys, four girls, the closest friends from college, they roomed together, took classes together, and for all practical purposes, became adults together