1722 words - 7 pages its importance was never over emphasized. Though I haven't been in school long enough to emerge myself into the brutal competitive environment, I certainly did study the materials well to make my parents happy.
During the exam I was rather confident. The material wasn't that challenging so I quickly finished the exam. With nothing to do I started to look around: birds singing outside the window, people walking by the door, and the answers on the paper of my fellow classmate behind me. Though my action looked suspicious, I had no plan to cheat because even the concept of cheating was new to me. I was confident in my answers and had already finished the exam. I turned around simply to checkVIEW DOCUMENT
786 words - 3 pagesAfter looking into the results of my personality tests, I found out many things that I did not know aboutmyself, which would affect my future career choices greatly: I found out that I was even tempered, which would be a two sided blade for me in the future. I found out that I am very adaptable, which will aide me when tough changes occur; I found that I am confident enough to step up to any challenges yet I dislike pressures and deadlines; And last but not least, I am creative and logical, but never really inspiring and motivating.I am very even keeled normally, which means I rarely get tooVIEW DOCUMENT
1267 words - 5 pagesI have learned a lot aboutmyself in the last twelve weeks. I discovered so much about my writing. I learned who I really am once I came out from behind the "Official Style" that I've clung to since junior high. I have to tell you, it was very difficult for me to let go. I felt lost and uncertain. But in the process I found myself, my style, and my voice. I learned to let myself come through in my writing. I have to admit, writing became a lot more fun and interesting.
When I looked back and read my first paper for this class, I laughed. I couldn't believe how trapped in the O.S. I was. I remember thinking as I wrote it that I was getting away from theme writing, but the only reasons IVIEW DOCUMENT
1358 words - 5 pagesEvery person have born, grow, do activities, married, have a child, become old and old following the time, and then die. It is a common life is everyone knows. We, however, have different ways to think of our life. Maya Angelo through her poem entitle “When I Think aboutMyself” has shared the voice of her people and result of the process of thinking or musing life. It is a very interesting poem because we need to read it twice or more to catch the real tone and story.
When the first you read the poem, you will not recognize the Maya’s mean and then be extremely curious to read it again carefully until you get the real story from the poem. The poem has contrasting word “laugh” with someVIEW DOCUMENT
1028 words - 4 pagesA common goal for many writers is to connect with their audience. In my previous essay for this class, my goal was to invite the reader into the magical world of Disney. Unfortunately, due to my lack of preparation, the invitation to the reader was lost. I also was unable to place myself into the viewpoint of the reader making me ineffective in connecting with the audience. For an essay to be effective in conveying a message to the reader it is imperative to always draft an organized outline and to put the author at the same point of view as the reader to avoid any confusion.
Organization is an ordered manner; where the author uses structure or a formulaic pattern to aid in the dauntingVIEW DOCUMENT
1007 words - 4 pagesThere are many subjects, experiences, and opinions that make us all different. For this essay I chose four ideas to write about that make me who I am; dreams, choices, identities, and stories. So here it goes…
Who am I? I am a person, just like everyone else. I have emotions, I breathe, and I live. Though there is something about each person that makes us unique. That something is our dreams; our dreams to do something great, our dreams to be something great, and our dreams to live a life that is great. Those dreams take us to new places. Also they make us meet new people. So what is my dream? Well I have many dreams.
A dream of mine is to become a concert pianist. Over the years ofVIEW DOCUMENT
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Walt Whitman, a Great American Poet
Walt Whitman was among the most influential poets in American. His works boldly emphasize the worth of the individual. When I first began to read some of his poems in the packet "Song of Myself," by Walt Whitman, these are the lines that intrigued me: "I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume, you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you" (Whitman 1011). After I read these first lines, I realized that Whitman seemed to be concerned not simply withVIEW DOCUMENT
809 words - 3 pagesWhy I want to be educated? Why I chose education as my future career? What is my goal and what motivates me? Sometimes people ask me what enables you to work so hard in study, why you can enjoy learning knowledge, which is somehow tedious and boring for others. I have been thinking this for a long time. I found there is something inside myself, which is the most significant motivation for me to be educated. It is to build a strong, complete, and erudite myself.I always feel unsatisfied with myself. I always believe I could, and I should be much better than what I am now. I want to be a person with open mind and judicious brain. I want to be a person with health body and dexterousVIEW DOCUMENT
715 words - 3 pagesThe one thing that I would change aboutmyself is my weight. After having three kids I have become obese from not eating healthy and not taking care of myself. When I was in high school I was much smaller than I am now , but 15 years later I have now put on about 140 pounds. This has effected my every day life in so many negative ways. The first reason that I want to lose weight is for my health. The second reason I want to lose weight is for my self-esteem and self-confidence. Lastly, I want to lose weight for my children.
The first reason I would change my weight is because it has a very big effect on my health. I have been diagnosed by my doctor as being very obese. Being obese canVIEW DOCUMENT
846 words - 3 pagesEvery day, as I enter my room, honorary badges, awards and certificates I have received in my school days brings back me the satisfaction and the happiness I had when I got them. Most of those three awards I have received were all given to me on the basis of my leadership skills and capabilities I have shown over the years. Therefore, from the experiences I have had, I am confident to introduce myself as a leader.
I think one of the first traits I have as a leader is my capability to inspire and motivate people. Over the years, as I held different leadership positions, I have always given my best to motivate and inspire people especially to those in need. For instance, when I was the teamVIEW DOCUMENT
584 words - 2 pages people who didn't care about how I believed as long as it helped me. I found a God of my own understanding and practiced this brand of spiritually with great success.On occasion I found myself confronted with those saintly people who could have been ghosts from my past. They seemed to take great joy in reminding me of the rules and regulations around receiving God's love. Since they had received it, I guess they thought it was their job to make sure everybody around them received it as well, the only catch being you had to believe the exact same way they did. On one particular occasion, my wife and I were invited to a weekend camp for VIEW DOCUMENT
1012 words - 4 pages, I do not want to try sometimes. People see me as someone who work hard, honest and quiet, but I am not who they think they know. Sometimes, I just want to let everything go, be lazy and burst out screaming. I was bullied during sixth grade; the school I went to have a lot of Mexicans and only five or six Asians. They make fun of my name and my race; they believe were more superior than I am. I let them bullied me because I wanted to be accepted badly; a lonely girl without any friends. Luckily, I got away but those bully remarks and comments create more insecurities aboutmyself. I do not know what is my real smile and my fake smile anymore because I hide my pain with a smile.
570 words - 2 pagesSpeech 1 Myself Speech On April 16, 1986 the girl who will make a difference was born. She now has become a teenager with dreams and goals. My name is Denise. I'm from El Paso. I've lived here all my life. I live with my brother and our parents. I'm not really common. I think its because my friends, the music I like, and my personal goals. I have all different kinds of friends. They hang in different cliques. Rockers with rockers. Gothics with gothics. Preps with preps. Mexicans with Mexicans. Blacks withVIEW DOCUMENT
854 words - 3 pages personal healing comes out in our relationships with others. We assume that we can solve our problems alone. The fact is, we consume our own problem, and they build up inside or us. I do this a lot. I would rather keep my problems inside me than to let others suffer with me and help me. I am learning that a relationship is only good when there is communication, not only with the other person, but with myself as well. Mr. Powell stated, "If there is no communication in a relationship, we are in our own prison of loneliness because we expose nothing of ourselves" (p.48). He stated that we seek shelter in gossip as a conversation. I do not talk about others, nor do I judge others by theirVIEW DOCUMENT
943 words - 4 pages Funeral CeremonyImmediately after death, the corpse must be properly washed and dressed in its best clothes. After this, its forehead is marked with three yellow spots of turmeric (kunyit) and finally the corpse is moved to the gallery (ruai) where it is placed inside an enclosure of woven blankets measuring nine feet on each side. Both doors of the 'rumah panjang' must be docked with two rods. They believe that, if this is not done, the ghost of the deceased will bring the spirit of the deceased along with him. Then, the corpse is placed in the center of the house bounded by VIEW DOCUMENT
1893 words - 8 pages because we know you try not to let anyone get too close to you. Even though I can't truly speak for Kayla I feel like she would agree when I say that we won't hurt you like you’ve been hurt in the past. We may not know exactly how you feel but we can be here for you if you need us to be even from so far away.”
In the beginning of the semester we were told about this alter ego project. we were told the basics of what it was about and I had already told myself that I would be a different person going into college. So I thought it would be cool to make my transformation apart of the project and before the project officially started I had already created an alter ego named Nuna. Nuna a new andVIEW DOCUMENT
1486 words - 6 pages and using no disposable products, which is everything! And although it may seem like I don't want to help the ocean in anyway, I actually do. But in my case, and many other people’s cases I am sure, there is so much to do in life then just worry about another balloon over my head. Yes, I want to have control over myself to start using fewer products that add to ocean pollution. And hopefully, in my efforts to do so, I would be able to impact someone’s life from my eventual eco-conscious efforts to save the ocean. For the time being, though, I have to take care of my business first this includes school, work, and keeping my sanity.
My family had never been environmentally friendly andVIEW DOCUMENT
3562 words - 14 pagesWalt Whitman's Song of Myself
This paper deals with Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" in relation to Julia Kristeva's theories of abjection--my paper does not point to abjection in the text, but rather the significance of the abscence of abjection. This abscence, looming and revolting, arises from Whitman's attemt to refigure a conception of sublimity which delimits the material which can trigger the sublime moment. Whitman's democracy of the sublime is inclusive of those figures on the American landscape, their lives and voices, which are functionalized into his world. This paper employs the theories of George Lukacs and Julia Kristeva allow the unearthing of the archeological layers ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1510 words - 6 pages. My roommates had come back and the swimmers were having a party and I was invited. I decided to go to the party because I was ok and I was walking fine. At the party I
decided to consume even more alcohol which I shouldn’t have. By this time I wasn’t in the right state of mind like I was talking about at the top. At like 4:30 in the morning I decided to go home and I was walking by myself when I fell on my chin. I began to bleed all over my clothes and everywhere. Lucky I found 2 girls that lives in my building
and they brought me back to my dorm. At my dorm my RA saw that I was bleeding and in bad conditions and decided to call UPD. She had to do her job. Since the month of February I’veVIEW DOCUMENT
1405 words - 6 pagesRuth Prawer Jhabvala was born in Germany but she moved to England at the age of 12. She then moved to India in the fifties, where she married and settle for the better part of her life. The essay is “Myself in India” is based on her experiences there. Jhabvala refers to India as an animal four times in the essay. We first come across it when she is describing India “...but there is no point in making a catalogue of the horrors with which one lives, on which one lives, as on the back of an animal “. She uses it as a metaphor. When we think of animals we often have this image of wild and dangerous creatures and as we know in the animal world only the strong survive. This is somethingVIEW DOCUMENT
872 words - 3 pages 1984.
I continued on my quest of feeling sorry for myself and continued with my drug using. It wasn't until July 1988 that I went to a Detox, then to a 28 day program. My relationship with myself started that day. When my daughter came back into my life I was 4 years clean and she was 10yrs old. I regret a lot of things one is not staying in school and the other is not being there for my daughter. It was hard at first because she would remind me I wasn't around. I continued to stay positive and reassure her that I could not change the past, only be the best Dad for the future. Our Initiating, bonding and other stages started all over again. Today so far I thank god I've beenVIEW DOCUMENT
2748 words - 11 pages"I am the poet of the woman the same as the man," Whitman exclaims, in "Song of Myself" (419). The exultant, rolling lines of Whitman's poetry contain abundant references to both the sacredness of women and the limitlessness of their power. At the heart of his representation of women lay his desire to build a new American identity anchored on democratic and egalitarian principles. Whitman depicts women, particularly in their maternal role, as the cornerstones to the realization of his utopian social vision for America, but what is moreVIEW DOCUMENT
966 words - 4 pages elder’s hand and kissing every female elder’s cheek as a sign of respect. I must always make sure that I acknowledge each person in the room because it demonstrates humility and shows my social etiquette. If you fail to introduce yourself, an elder will most likely make you leave the room and re-introduce yourself, which on most occasions could be very embarrassing. Most senior Hispanics find it to be impolite to not introduce yourself at an event. I enjoy greeting my elders because I end up in a conversation with them about how my life is going or how my family is doing, which makes me happy since it shows that my seniors really care about me. By greeting other fellow peers you areVIEW DOCUMENT
1340 words - 5 pagesMost people awake to a daily routine, in which they keep eyes dazed staring at the pavement they walk on yet so easily ignore. Usually, these same people go about their business with no more than a passing glance towards their fellow man. However, there is an enigmatic few that are more than mere pawns in the game of existence. They are passionate spectators who take in their surroundings with every sense. They rejoice in the vastness of the electric crowd and become one with it. By all means, these few can be called ‘idle city men’ or, according to Charles Baudelaire’s 1863 essay “The Painter of Modern Life”, they are flâneurs. I believe a worthy example of a man such as this, is theVIEW DOCUMENT
908 words - 4 pages Music played a sparingly important role in our lives to illustrate, that it could cure depression that we could have experienced through our continuous life. Music may bring back memories from the past that could be notably, as our childhood and regrets we had may experience. Music could be different in many tones such as, many colors that would resemble remedy of the song or how the artist may feel about themselves. For example, music could be a rhythm that dancer may use to express through art of movement to show how they are feeling. Music could connect to our lives for instance, it can relate to the important experiences in our lives that we all have been throughVIEW DOCUMENT
1085 words - 4 pages though, and he suggested that I go to camp in the summer. I signed the papers, and a month later I was headed to K&K wrestling camp in Leavenworth.
When we first arrived I’d thought we’d taken a wrong turn and went to a traveling gypsy convention by mistake. The whole field outside the school was filled with tents of various sizes and colors. 200 wrestlers, about thirty of which were girls, filtered about the area. As my soon-to-be teammates and I headed to the first practice, anxiety gnawed at my stomach like a dog with a bone (FL). I wanted to impress everybody, and prove that I could make it in this sport. Before we started, the coach patted me on the shoulder. “I’ve got your back allVIEW DOCUMENT
790 words - 3 pages that I have evolved into an entirely different person.
The summer between eighth grade and freshman year brought about a lot of change for me, the biggest being my family moving from Fort Irwin to Edwards AFB. From the day we got here all I wanted to do was leave, and being new here, I had no friends; I was still unable to let go of my old home. My inability to cope with the change of moving, combined with the fact that I had no one to talk to, caused me to fall into depression. This depression caused my self-esteem, which was very high while living at Ft. Irwin, to plummet, this, in turn, causing me to be anti-social. The only escape I had from this downward spiraling pathVIEW DOCUMENT
676 words - 3 pagesThrough the Road of Knowing Myself
Identity is defined as the fact about knowing yourself. I constantly see people walking in opposite directions through my college and sometimes, I stop and look around, thinking about what might be my identity, do I have one or, do I really know myself? My main goals to discover myself and further know who I am as a college student and as an individual of this society are, my personality, my culture and my social skills. There are many more qualities to define identity, but for me these are the ones with importance.
Firstly, the main quality of describing my identity it is by my personality as a college student. As students that start a new path collegeVIEW DOCUMENT
1627 words - 7 pagesIn his first anthology of poems entitled “Song of Myself”, Walt Whitman reveals some of his views on democracy through the use of symbolism and free verse poetry. His use of symbolism and free verse poetry creates indeterminacy, giving the reader hints rather than answers about the nature of the poem. In the sixth part of “Song of Myself”, a child asks the narrator of the poem, “What is the grass?” (Whitman). Instead of simply giving an answer, the narrator cannot make up his mind, and stumbles on how to explain the grass to the child. Through the use of specific symbolisms, Whitman, as the narrator, explicates his views while remaining under the façade of explaining grass to the childVIEW DOCUMENT
1055 words - 4 pagesIdentities and Transcendentalism in Song of Myself
While reading through the poem Song of Myself by Walt Whitman, what comes to your mind? His deep love for nature? The use of symbolism throughout the poem? Whitman’s questionable homoeroticism that seeps its way throughout the lines? What came to the forefront of mind when reading this poem by Whitman was his deliberately obvious theme of individuality while also maintaining a universal identity. I also think that Whitman throws in a common underlying theme of transcendentalism throughout his poem. At various times throughout Song of Myself, he really seems to show that each individual person has a sort of knowledge about themselves thatVIEW DOCUMENT
750 words - 3 pages lies to people about herself to adjust to the lifestyle that came from her father’s decision. The family loses their own identities, the mother her writing, the daughter her tennis, the son his friend and the father his life. As the hit man comes, the family tries to blend in as fast and smoothly as possible. The family changes to adapt to their new environment but, losing their old self to something new.
The tone of the story is shown through its diction, syntax and imagery also causing suspense throughout the story. Some examples of diction were impulsively, secretly, unnaturally and patriotic duty. This choice of words gave the mystery more suspense as we reach the conclusion. The syntaxVIEW DOCUMENT
1040 words - 4 pagesVisualizing Eternity in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself
Whitman's poem "Song of Myself #44" stands as a confession and testaments of not only who he is and what he is, but also as who we are, we being people in general. The poem is not about a self-idolizing author claiming to be the greatest being of all time. Instead it paints a picture for all mankind alike to relate to. It puts a mirror in front of the world and presents an angle of an image that, though familiar, we have never seen or realized before.
In the very beginning of the poem, Whitman addresses the world upon a pedestal, asking them to stand and explore with him the unknown. And what is unknown is eternityVIEW DOCUMENT
1009 words - 4 pagesThe Meaning of Life in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself
Our culture seems to be fascinated by the unknown and specifically that which pertains to things of an eternal nature such as Heaven, angels, God and the meaning of forever. These things cause us to think about what we can't see and even allow us to engage ourselves in questioning the meaning behind our existence and what our purpose is here on earth. Some of these may be humorous and take on the realities of human nature while others stir something inside ourselves that cause us to take a deeper look at life.
In Whitman's "Song of Myself" #44, he appears to be doing just that-- looking at life from a different perspectiveVIEW DOCUMENT
677 words - 3 pages There are many "popular" topics used frequently by authors. Love, religion, and war are some favorites. Two other such topics we typically read about are nature and death. The two can be discussed separately or they can be related to each other. Walt Whitman, a lover of nature, tackled these subjects in "Song of Myself" from Leaves of Grass. Another author who does the same is William Cullen Bryant. Though two very different writers with different styles, they share some of the same ideas.
"Song of Myself" is a celebration of life and God. Whitman loved everything imaginable about nature. He loved people, animals, and himself. Throughout this extensive poem, WhitmanVIEW DOCUMENT
1638 words - 7 pages false, while showing that some of the explanations only accounted for some of the crime drop, leaving a pretty big chunk unexplained. Then they filled the gap with the abortion hypothesis.
I also can’t find any fault in how the author caught the teachers cheating in the Chicago public school system. That part of the book, it just feels true (there’s that troubling faith again). But there, the reader was given a behind the scenes look at the process. We didn’t have to believe there, we can say if we agree or disagree. We can run the calculations and see if we come to the same output. But that only serves to highlight the issue that plagues this book. It’s less about science it seems toVIEW DOCUMENT
1569 words - 6 pagesThe Lady Eagles’ basketball team has been playing exceptionally well this season with a record of 27-7. Despite their successful record, there are many fans that have differing attitudes towards watching the Lady Eagles. The majority of USM fans prefer to watch the men’s basketball team because they are more exciting and aggressive. In order to get a comprehensive view of what the fans, the Lady Eagles, and myself think about this, I performed a case study on the USM Lady Eagles basketball team. So, what are the attitudes about the Lady Eagle’s Basketball Team from different perspectives? Do fans think they are boring and slow? Are the Lady Eagles aware of their limited fan support? Also, IVIEW DOCUMENT
506 words - 2 pagesIf I could only choose fifteen words to describe myself and how I life it would be "everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven" which is an old Yiddish proverb. I take this to mean we all have only one life and we should try to make the most of it. In this light I try to life my life to the maximum and also help others enjoy themselves as much as I do. In my community there is a summer reading program run through my local library that promotes reading to youths between the grades of pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. For the last three summers I have volunteered there and for the past two summers I was the head teacher of the program. On average there areVIEW DOCUMENT
741 words - 3 pagesHis Song to UsWalt Whitman changed the way poetry is viewed today by his use of free verse. He was one of the first poets to use this type of poetry, which does not use regular rhyme scheme and meter. Whitman was not appreciated or admired at first for using this type of writing. Even though he abandoned meter and rhyme schemes, he still used many poetic elements, such as character, imagery, language, theme, tone, and form. One poem that displays these elements is Song of Myself. Just a single section of this poem will contain all the elements listed. The dominant theme of this poem is Whitman'sVIEW DOCUMENT
1377 words - 6 pagesQuestion One: (40%)Write an essay describing the entrance hall, stairs and landing in your home or that of a family member or friend. Describe it as accurately as you can, listing any interior design flaws you feel should be changed. Describe the style, colors and lighting. Now write about what changes you would make if you were the interior designer hired to do a consultation. Include some sketches or photographs if you feel they will illustrate your points. Include plenty of detail please.Question Two: (20%)Before writing the answer to this question, please begin to read the History section in the course material provided. Now tell me, in your own words, what youVIEW DOCUMENT
1645 words - 7 pages were extreme opposites, she had reflected upon him greatly. For the same reason, in a quote Montag said:Impossible; for how many people did you know who refracted your own light to you? People were often [ ] torches, blazing away until they whiffed out. How rarely did other peoples faces take of you and throw back to you your own expression, your own innermost trembling thought? (page 11)This similar event occurred to me as I read about Montag and how he talked with other people. For example, when he was talking with Clarisse, they were talking about what firemen did in the past: Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead of going toVIEW DOCUMENT
540 words - 2 pagesWhen being asked to find a picture that describes myself as an individual, I found one picture that stood out from the rest; a picture of a "hippy" sitting on the grass with his friends. Although I am not a hippy, and I don't look like one, I feel that hippies represent freedom, and freedom is what I have always strived for.When most people think of freedom, they think of the past and slavery. Although this is a big part of history, and should be looked at seriously, I don't see it as anything relative to our society today. On theVIEW DOCUMENT
920 words - 4 pagesImpossible can be possibleMemory is a strange thing. When Ive been there, looks like I have never paid attention to surroundings. I never thought all that even a trifle will stay in my memory and after four years I still remembered everything as it was just yesterday. That day I thought only aboutmyself and about my final thesis those were mandatory in order to graduate. Everything was complicated. So I did not care about landscape or weather at all. But now the first thing I remember is sweep of meadows, the smell of fresh cutting grass and a light breeze that flattered my face. I remember kidsVIEW DOCUMENT
3044 words - 12 pagesWalt Whitman’s Song of Myself and Alice Fulton’s You Can’t Rhumboogie in a Ball and Chain
When I read poetry, I often tend to look first at its meaning and second at how it is written, or its form. The mistake I make when I do this is in assuming that the two are separate, when, in fact, often the meaning of poetry is supported or even defined by its form. I will discuss two poems that embody this close connection between meaning and form in their central use of imagery and repetition. One is a tribute to Janis Joplin, written in 1983 by Alice Fulton, entitled “You Can’t Rhumboogie in a Ball and Chain.” The second is a section from Walt Whitman’s 1,336-line masterpiece, “Song ofVIEW DOCUMENT
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As I walked in I pulled my saber off my belt, just in case talking didn't work.
Kai saw me almost immediately, but kept pulling at the spaceship.
“Ah my, shall we say, twin arrives at last.” Kai said.
“How do you know about me?” I asked scowling.
“I had a dream about you the same as you did about me, I saw you laying on the floor in the engine room just where I was three hundred years ago after being attacked by pirates. Thats when I figured out what happened, thats when I knew you would come to help me.”
Help him? I didn't remember that part of the plan, but I decided to play along, better to keep him talking then have to fight him.
“So, what made you decide to try andVIEW DOCUMENT
723 words - 3 pages There are many roads in life that people travel down to get to where they are going, and it is impossible to know where you are headed until you find experiance in where you have been. I did not have the opportunity to grow up in a military family per se, but the discipline instilled in myself by both of my parents allowed me to strive for any goal I set out after. From a very young age, a higher education was something not only to be sought after, but an expectation.
Every story is different and every person has different priorities to drive them to better themselves. The main priority in my life right now is providing a better life for my two year-old daughter, Cheyenne. EveryVIEW DOCUMENT
1422 words - 6 pages I am a millennial, I was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, on January 13th, 1985. My father was in the Army National Guard. His National Guard Unit was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, and that caused us to live near Leavenworth for most of my life. My mom worked two jobs for most of my childhood, but I can only remember my mom working at the local nursing home. I may have been born in Leavenworth, but, for most of my childhood, I was raised in Platte City, Missouri. Platte City was a very small town located about 30 minutes from Leavenworth. Platte City had no mall, chain stores, or even a hospital; and, it only had one grocery store and one gas station when I was young. Platte City had anVIEW DOCUMENT
672 words - 3 pages.One poem that displays these elements is Song of Myself fromhis collection of poems called Leaves of Grass. Just asingle section of this poem will contain all the elementslisted.One aspect of Whitman's character I like most is theway he uses free verse and doesn't adapt rhyme scheme andmeter, which was the most popular style of writing duringhis time. It seems to me that Whitman himself is the speakerof the poem and I could tell this when he says "It seems tome more than all the print I have read in my life" (236).This not only suggests that he is the speaker of the poembutVIEW DOCUMENT
1597 words - 6 pages I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for the effect my family, friends, society, and the media have all had on me. While I have spent time reading over this subject of self-concept, it has opened my eyes to seeing how much all of the different areas of my life have played a large role in making me who I am. I never put much thought into how together they have build me to be me but the resounding truth is family, friends, society, and media all have had an influence on who I am. It will continue through out my life to have influence on how I view myself.
Starting with family, I believe that this part of my life has had the greatest influence on me up till thisVIEW DOCUMENT
1335 words - 5 pages "The Idea," the ability to visualize oneself in another's perspective, is so central here that in becomes the title of the story. What is different about this story, however, is its self-consciousness, its concentration on the role of the writer. In many ways, "Put Yourself in My Shoes" can be seen as Carver's comment on his own career, on storytelling itself.Myers is a writer, although he hasn't sold anything yet and is currently not writing. He has quit his job to pursue his muse, but with little success. As the story opens he is depressed, " between stories and [feeling] despicable", when his wife calls to invite him to the office Christmas party. But he doesn't want to go, mainlyVIEW DOCUMENT
718 words - 3 pages see by obtaining a degree can benefit me in many ways besides security and advancement in pay and position.There are times that I try to imagine how different it would be one I have earned my degree. And each time all I can imagine are anything but positive results. Sure, there are concerns and sacrifices that I would need to make down the road. Sacrifice like time. Time with my family and time for myself. But what is a couple of years of sacrifice compared to a lifetime of advancement? I once read an article about a successful businessman and how he achieved his goals by following one philosophy he recited to himself everyday. He believed the reward in terms of happiness is directly proportional to the sacrifice that each one makes. Great philosophy. And I try to live it everyday.VIEW DOCUMENT