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“I heard a fly buzz when I died” (I heard a fly, 1); the death in this poem is so effortless, besides the illusion of death that it presents it is so scary. The appearance of a simple and trivial fly at the peak of life only frightens and disconnects us. As we approach the end of the poem, the fly has obtained an awful meaning. Without doubt, the fly becomes the most central image. The fly makes a genuine appearance in four stanzas of the poem and that is what the speaker experiences in dying. ”I felt a funeral in my brain”(I felt a funeral, 1), this poem also clearly shows us that Emily addresses her fear of death which is very frightening to the speaker she shows this by her selflessness
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Explication of Emily Dickinson's "I Felt a Funeral in My Brain"
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In the poem "I Felt a Funeral in My Brain" Emily Dickinson exposes a person's intense anguish and suffering as they sink into a state of extreme madness. The poem is a carefully constructed analysis of the speaker's own mental experience. Dickinson uses the image of a funeral-service to symbolize the death of the speaker's sanity. The poem is terrifying for the reader as it depicts a realization of the collapse of one's mental stability, which is horrifying for most. The reader experiences the horror of the speaker's descending madness as the speaker's mind disintegrates and loses its
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An Analysis of Dickinson’s "I Felt a Funeral in My Brain"
Emily Dickinson was a poet who used many different devices to develop her poetry, which made her style quite unique. A glance at one of her poems may lead one to believe that she was quite a simple poet, although a closer examination of her verse would uncover the complexity it contains.
Dickinson’s poem " I felt a Funeral, in my Brain", is a prime example of complicity embodied by simple style and language. In this piece, Dickinson chronicles psychic fall. The use of many different devices such as sound, repetition, and metaphors, all help to develop the theme of the poem
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Death in Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death," "I Heard A Fly Buzz-When I Died," and "I Felt A Funeral In My Brain"
Emily Dickinson's poems "Because I Could Not Stop for Death",
"I Heard A Fly Buzz-When I Died", and "I Felt A Funeral In
My Brain" all deal with one of life's few certainties, death.
Dickinson's intense curiosity towards mortality was present in
much of her work, and is her legacy as a poet.
"Because I could Not Stop for Death" is one of Emily Dickinson's
most discussed and famous poems due to its ambiguous, and unique
view on the popular subject of death. Death in this poem is told
as a woman's last trip, which is headed toward eternity. This
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A Funeral in Austria Many people would not think that a funeral could be beautiful, but it can be. My husband and I were in Vienna, Austria two years ago on vacation, and we decided to visit his grandparents' gravesite. While we were there we came upon a funeral in progress. We decided to watch from a distance, to see what happens at a funeral in Austria. The cemetery's location, the funeral procession, and the way death is treated impressed me.First of all, the cemetery was located almost in the heart of downtown Vienna. As we approached the cemetery, my thoughts veered to, "I do not know if I want to do this." My apprehension was interrupted by the beautiful view as we turned off
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standing in front of my fellow students.
I was at the top of my ‘game’ when I reached highschool. I wrote the most beautiful essays and when it was time to read it to the whole class, I always pretended to have lost my voice. The excuse lasted for a while but my teacher finally read between the lines, and he warned me of my actions. I was at my wit’s end with all the trickeries; I had no choice but to read to the class in the near future. I felt like it was a punishment; a punishment at being very good at writing. As a result, I curtailed my writing skills so that I would not have to read to the whole class. Something that had started as a small problem had grown into a bigger problem and
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Table of ContentsParts of the Brain 3How the Brain Works 4Vocabulary 5Optical Illusions 7Jingle 8Bibliography 9Parts of the BrainHow the Brain WorksDoes chocolates really satisfy women? That has been a widely asked question from just about every man. The answer is, it actually does. Chocolate causes the brain to produce natural opioids, which are found in opium, producing a feeling of well being. This chemical dulls pain. Chocolate produces a chemical like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is found in marijuana. Your brain controls everything from body temperature to what you think or dream about. Your brain takes in information from all around you with your eyes, ears, and nose. Your brain
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One year in high school some of the boys thought it would by funny to make a list of all the girls. They wanted to rate and make a comment about them next to get their hands on the list. They wanted to see how they rated and what they said about them. It seem like we couldn't get the list quick enough. I never thought anything was wrong with me until I heard of the list they were making. I always thought there was nothing wrong with me and that's what everyone else thought of me too. Before I saw this so called rating list I felt good about my self. I knew I was short but that was ok because I like that about my self. I thought of as a plus because no matter what boy I like I
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QUESTION: I love my country. I am proud to be a Malaysian. Discuss in what extend you agree with this statement.
Yes, I love my country, Malaysia and I also proud to be a Malaysian. First of all, the multi-racial of Malaysia has make Malaysia become a unique country in the eye of everyone. This is because we can't really found any others country that have 3 racial as Malaysia. Due to we are multi-racial country, we are able to practice, share and learn a lot such as different language, culture, and festivals from each others.
Firstly is our multi language. As a Malaysian, this is what I should proud to be is our language. One of us can learn at least 3
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very keen on taking new rising stars into their team and therefore Kotka is the town of opportunities for a young soccer player. Enough of soccer!
If you aren't interested in sports, there is still a whole lot that you can do. Kotka has its own club for those who are interested in live role games. I don't really know anything else about that matter because I'm not interested in that kind of activities, but I ought that it's good that we have one.
If you are a teenager without any hobbies there are still two cinemas, one theatre and lots of other places to hang around at. Don't worry if you're not keen on sports, you will find something else to do.
In my opinion Kotka has only one bad thing for
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morning, the time I usually wake up for school. My eyes felt as if they weighed a hundred pounds. It felt like I had just closed my eyes, only a second later to open them. I had stayed up the night before working with my father at his restaurant until two in the morning, and I was exhausted. He always had some type of task he was working on, and I would always help. It bothered me that other boys could come home and do their school work, then play. I was also not allowed to have female classmates as friends. I could not even call them for assignments. This is something I didn't understand at all. I could not talk to my father about these issues because "the discussion was closed." As I kept these
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teenagers today have similar worries to those experienced in the book but on a much larger scale. I think this because I have seen this happen to many of my ex-friends. Many teenagers today have some urgent urge to fit in, wear the right clothes and have relationships first thing in high school. People are much more judgemental on factors such as fashion so Sam and Belinda felt like they had to conform to these factors. Sam's first incident in the book was over non-fashionable shoes with his Mum! Teenagers today even have to like the same music! Teenagers can't like books or the computer or work, they have to like boy/girls, sport, fashion and rap music. Sam and Belinda had different fad/fashion but even in the year 2004 the sense of fitting in was still there!Reference: Hold My Hand or Else by Margaret Clark
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Fear in Wordsworth's My heart leaps up when I behold, We Are Seven, Tintern Abbey, and Resolution and Independence
Fear in Wordsworth's "My heart leaps up when I behold", "We Are Seven", "Tintern Abbey", and "Resolution and Independence"
Romantic poetry conjures in the mind of many people images of sweet, pastoral landscapes populated by picturesque citizens who live in quaint houses in rustic villages, with sheep grazing on green-swathed hills, while a young swain plights his troth to his fair young maiden, who reclines demurely amidst the clover and smiles sunnily. William Wordsworth is perhaps the archetypal Romantic poet; his most famous poem, "I wandered lonely as a cloud", would
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Tense TimesIn February of 2000 I was stationed in Kuwait as a senior airman in the United States Air Force. I was a member of a flight of paratroopers (also known as "pj's") assigned to help enforce the No-Fly zone in Southern Iraq. Life there was fairly uneventful; most of the days were spent sweating and placing bets on mid-eastern versions of cockfights with scorpions and camel spiders. While on duty we went though life-like exercises to keep us ready for a real threat that could become a reality at any moment.While patrolling the No-Fly zone one afternoon, a squadron of our F-15's was fired upon by Iraqi soldiers. My flight was deployed to the border of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to clean
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battle raging; food and my physical body on one side, my brain on the other side, telling me I was weak, fat, and a slob. The fear of food was only one small link to my anorexia. Although other emotional issues catalyzed my anorexia, starvation simply a manifestation of my deeper psychological problems, the fear and anxiety I felt around food was the most accessible avenue to understanding and explaining my condition. To admit my fear of food was not only a starting point from which to begin recovery, but it was also a point of personal acceptance, finally admitting to myself that I had become a prisoner in my own body, cowering from the voices screaming in my mind.
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From the beginning entering the gradate school was one of my main aims but the issue of how to fund my Ph.D. graduate school education was a major obstacle. In the Middle East there is an obvious lack of human rights and more particularly for women. Thus, it is quite hard to apply for a scholarship for graduate school and men have a complete advantage in any scholarship if existed.
In 2012 I joined UWM as a second Bachelor degree in Biological science. I was fortunate to be a student in Dr. Timothy J. Ehlinger class where our focus was to understand complex system in life and particularly in science and how to try to solve them in most efficient way. We conducted a study that will be
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What I thought would be a relaxing day for me as an American Army Soldier at Camp Warhorse in Baqubah, Iraq proved to be untrue. It was the morning of May 28th 2003 after a "normal night" consisting of a somewhat manageable sleep schedule despite the frequent mortar attacks on our camp. Emerging from my Colman tent I started my daily routine, shaving my face using the drivers side mirror of my humvee to see myself, and using my canteen cup to rinse my shaver. After cleaning up I ate cold chicken and rice from a MRE packet to energize myself for the long and hot day ahead.
I was the 2nd Brigade 4th Infantry Division Command Sergeant Major's Driver; I was also part of the Brigade
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A pair of sharp piercing eyes, a pair of might broad wings, a pair of spiky clenching claws, and a crooked beak. It's a brown-coated eagle that appeared in my eyes as I glanced into the deep blue sky. Soaring up high in the sky and piercing through the air solitarily. It circled around the tall, steep cliffs, gazing on the ground with its fierce and piercing eyes.Down on the ground, a small bunny hoped swiftly from one bush into another. How innocent and sweet it was. Abruptly, an acute cry from the eagle high above disrupted the placid sky, I looked up once again, and the eagle holds back its strong wings and thrusted itself, plunged downwards towards the ground like a crashing plane. The
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Have you ever had one of those horrifying, yet incredibly funny stories of things that have happened to you? Well, I have. The house of doom has scarred me for life!I have a cottage on Walloon Lake in Petoskey. We go up there every summer for about 2 months. This summer, Alexis came up for a week and we had a very interesting experience.Walloon Lake is beautiful. It has tons of really huge expensive houses on it, right across from our cottage. The day Alexis got to my cottage, we decided to take our paddle boat across the lake, which is about a mile long, to see some of the houses. Now, let me tell you about this paddleboat...it's a piece of crap. We've had it since we bought the cottage
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able to deliver the whole speech in a ringing voice and with the most emphatic gestures. I thought that I was magnificent and so did my family. Eventually, I even dared to think that I may win the championship after all! At last, the day of the contest arrived. I was seated in front with the rest of the contestants. Some of the contestants spoke, and I thought they were very good. However, I felt that I was better than all of them. When my turn came to speak, I wanted to stride up the stairs to the stage but my legs had turned rubbery and I could hardly walk. Somehow, I made my way up the stairs to the stage and stood in front of the microphone."A very good morning to the Chairman, my
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all these, we will have self actualization. I understand this concept and try to apply it to myself and my children. At times, Maslov stated, we may slip backwards but must always strive to move forward.There are some who believed that Aristotle's view regarding the concept of entelechy is deficient. For Aristotle entelechy is the form inherent in matter, in which it develops itself according to its own nature. There is no doubt that the concept, as a principle which limits and determines the possibilities of matter, is the most outstanding and original gift which Aristotle gave to philosophy. This basic concept has caused reflective thoughts in regards to the human soul.Aristotle defined the
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health (Macqueen, 2002).
When I am back at the workplace, with a job description as a Public Health Inspector or Environmental Health Officer, I will share the truths and skills I have acquired during this course. This knowledge is vital to my career and in the delivery of services. The knowledge gained will be very significant in executing health education campaigns in communities, consultations, inspection of food, inspection of premises and monitoring waste management activities, and in the enforcement of legislature as stipulated by the Laws of the Republic of Zambia. This knowledge will change the perception of the Municipality towards setting priorities in programs especially in our
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How Will I Use Math in Everyday Life
All throughout the days I spent in school sitting in math class learning Algebra, Geometry, and the various other math courses I pondered whether or not I would ever even use these math skills in my life. The sad truth is that you will mostly likely use most of the math skills that you learned throughout high school in everyday life. There are honestly so many different ways you will use math in life like buying a car, your weekly trip to the grocery store, and even at home. It is honestly hurting you to not pay attention because you will in fact use math in your everyday life.
There are many different ways that math is used at home just like
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RDG 096 is a course wherein students will learn to improve their reading and comprehension skills and will be provided by substantial reading methods and techniques. Halfway through the course, I have written lessons that I have learned in this course and to name a few were the differences among ideas, context clues, word parts and tracking information. Now that the fall semester is almost over and course RDG 096 is almost already through, I have learned new things such as basic patterns of organization, comparison/contrast and cause/effect pattern, fact and opinion, and tone and bias.
Right after learning how to track information, I have learned how to recognize the basic patterns of
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article that had gotten my attention once. For my point of view, it was a win- win. I began my practice, and it felt so amazing. I think that too amazing because I felt at sleep in my first class. I know it is wrong falling a sleep during meditation because sleep has different benefits than meditation, but my objective was to relax my mind and body, and a little of both was excellent. I have been practice it during my drive to home, before school test or speech or when I felt little out of my mind. It feels so good that I recall one sentence for an article “As you exhale, release any tension you are holding in your chest. With each breath you begin to feel your muscles relaxing.” (Dashama
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I am a stay-at-home mom. When I used to hear the words stay-at-home mom, I would picture; a mom eating bon-bons, lounging on the sofa watching soap shows all day. This is a common stereotype for stay-at-home moms, who have choose to let their careers go out the window to stay home with the children; however, I have chosen to be a stay-at-home mom while being a full time college student, as well as being a full time mom. In order to dispel some of the stereotypes of a stay-at-home mom, allow me to share a typical day in my life as a stay-at-home mom of my nine month old daughter. My day usually starts at seven in the morning. If my daughter has not woken up yet, I usually get up to do a
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A Day in My Life
It's 7am and once again the annoying repetitive sound of the alarm on
my phone rings again. As I still have my eyes closed, I feel around
the floor for my phone to stop the alarm. After ten seconds I find the
cancel button, the alarm is still ringing in my ears. Eventually I
open my eyes to find nothing but darkness. I feel as dead as Kurt
Cobain. I stumble to the door and pull down the cold handle. As I open
the door, I hear the sound of the T.V downstairs. I sit on the top
step of the steep stairs knowing if I were to try and walk I would
most probably fall.
When I reach the bottom I see my Dad lying on the sofa looking
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talk about was the MRI and think about the results. Our waiter wished us the best of luck with Mary. We sat and chit-chatted for a couple of hours, paid our bill, and departed to the hospital.When we got back to the hospital, the look on the nurse's face did not look very promising, neither were the results from the MRI. She told us Mary had severe brain damage from the accident and that she probably would never be able to function properly again. She was brain dead. I can not explain the way I felt after I heard her say that. There is no way on earth I could ever describe to you the pain and sadness I was feeling at that moment. I could not believe my own ears. My friends took me into their
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problems will also be highlighted. Monitoring students progress allows me to give students constructive feedback, students like to know how they are progressing and how they can improve their workPRE ASSESSMENT FORMSMajor CharacteristicsPre assessment forms are essential for my planning of the advanced courses, as advanced courses require student's level of knowledge to be high. All students' levels are different and student's knowledge may vary in different areas. Pre assessment forms highlight areas that need to be covered on the course. A Course can be adapted in advance thus allowing me to prepare appropriate material before the course commences. Pre assessment forms enable me to filter out
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person or a child is going to hear them regardless of any song with so called profanity in them. The people singing are just telling the truth. I think a child has a better chance of hearing profanity in there own home or school then by hearing it in a song. The recent Gangsta rap hearings on Capitol Hill bore all the elements of 1985's dramatic Parents Music Resource Center debate-heated testimony talk of labeling explicit lyrics and plenty of music biz attention. Led by Illinois Sen.Carol Moseley-Braun, the Senate Juvenile Justice subcommittee met last month and launched the first of what some predicted would be several hearings to explore the effects of hard-core rap on youth. "The music
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twinkle in my eye, the one that makes my heart skip a thousand beats, the one that makes me feel protected when I'm around him. Our relationship was rocky in the beginning, but we managed to pull through it. The relationship was young, only been dating for 9 months, but it felt like i knew him forever. But like the saying goes " Good things must come to an end".In any mutual partnerships, there are its ups and downs. Everyone gets into little petty arguments or discussions that they try to avoid. i still remember "The talk" all too well. It was in the summer before I began my junior year of high school. At that time he was finishing up at Broward Community College and recently received his
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A new chapter began in my life on the first day of ninth grade. That day, I went to my first day of freshman football practice. Although I knew a little about the game, I had never played football before, so I was somewhat apprehensive about what might happen. The coaches guided us through a series of tests designed to place us into the appropriate positions, although most of the guys already knew where they would be playing. I did everything the best I could, and was soon assigned to Coach Green and the linemen. Through that year I never got to start a game, but the things that happened both on and off the field with the other players made me very interested in what would come in the
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spreading into farming land. The risks seem too great at this time, yet more and more gene splicing is being done on a greater variety of fruits and vegetables.I was surprised to learn that over sixty percent of our food in stores contains GM ingredients in them. I believe that the consumer has the right to know what foods are GM and what foods are free from GM ingredients. There needs to be more study and research on the effects of GM foods on our bodies. At the time this article was published in Scientific American there had been only five peer-viewed studies on GM vs. non-GM foods, this is simply unacceptable, the American public deserve better; we spend billions of dollars on food every year
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Nevertheless it is unethical for physicians to operate, or provide care to someone who is deceased. So in this regard the doctors of Children’s Hospital Oakland acted accordingly. Physicians have no obligation to offer treatments that do not benefit the patient. Futile interventions may give the patient’s family false hope, and expend finite medical resources. Christopher Dolan, the attorney for Jahi’s family, is challenging the law linking the end of life to brain death. He states “families – not hospitals, judges or governments – should decide when treatment stops on a loved one.” But I don’t think Mr. Dolan quite understands the full ramifications of what this would lead
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"popular" clothes. Going through school was really rough for me. I always had low self esteem and always followed the troublesome crowd. This crowd did not care what you wore, just as long as you did what they wanted. If there had been a uniform policy in effect at that time, I feel that I would not have gotten into as much trouble. I was a straight A student but had difficulty getting along with others. I got tired of people picking on me because I did not have the right clothes and had to defend both my sister and myself from harsh remarks. This is why I feel schools should have uniforms.Work CitedACLU. "Mississippi Students Protest Against Uniforms"3 March 2000.30 October 2003"How many public
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4 May 2014
I live my life a rebel, a vigilante, devils try to get at me
Intro:Paul Laurence Dunbar was an African-American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late
19th and early 20th centuries. Born to parents who had been slaves in Kentucky before the Civil
War, Dunbar started to write as a child and was president of his high school's literary society. He
published his first poems at the age of 16 in a Dayton newspaper. I've only read one of Dunbar's
poems but I know Dunbar's work is known for its colorful language and a conversational tone,
with a brilliant rhetorical structure. I love Dunbar's poem "We Wear the Mask." One of the most
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Tone is defined by The American Heritage Dictionary as a manner of expression in speech or writing. Our literature book expands on this definition by saying tone is not an attitude, but it is whenever the poem makes an attitude clear to us. One poet to whom tone is very important is Theodore Roethke, author of "I Knew a Woman." Roethke's writings range from clever poems in strict meter and regular stanzas to free verse poems full of imagery. Also, he is known for his use of environmental images in his works. In "I Knew a Woman," Roethke's tone is of a sexual sense. To fully examine Roethke's tone, we must examine his word choice, his use of connotations, and his meter and rhyme scheme.In
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Forty years ago, in the heart of this country's capital, an assembly formed near the Lincoln Memorial, a memorial to the author of the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared all slaves in the Confederacy "free forever". Just as Lincoln did in his time, another man raised during the time of the early sixties, to lead the Civil Rights Movement. The speech, I Have a Dream, given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was not long nor complex in fact it was simple, However, the truths that were said, the feelings that were provoked and the power of Dr. King's diction impacted those in the audience and will forever resonate throughout all generations of time to come. Throughout his speech Dr. King
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The field of industrial/organizational psychology is integral to the understanding of how the human mind and the workplace can come together to perform tasks in a smart and efficient manner. It is especially useful in determining which way to proceed when it comes to hiring and training employees, and making sure that those employees can do their work as well as possible. An organization that I am familiar with that can use the skills of industrial/organizational psychologists would be a political campaign set on electing a certain person into office. A political campaign can use industrial/organizational psychology principles in order to hire and train employees as well as make sure that
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Should a Woman Have The Right To Choose?I was raised to believe Abortion was wrong. There were always other options. My best friend, Kimberly, had a sister who used abortion as a form of birth control; we were aware of three before graduation. If she had only known her choices, she might have saved innocent lives.In 1994 a friend of mine found herself in an unwanted pregnancy. She had only one year of college left; she knew she couldn't disappoint her parents by going to them with the dilemma. She felt her only option was abortion. I remember having very long, in depth conversations with her, trying to persuade her against the abortion. I also told her I was there for her no matter what her
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perfect vase for our lilies.Ronald: We should have filled it with pansies, it would have been more appropriate.Margaret: My mother used to grow the most beautiful pansies, right next to where we buried papa. She used to love to tell the story about how she accidentally dug up Daddy's eyeball.Ronald: Of course, and then she preserved it in a jar of pickled herrings she placed on your bed stand, and every time I'd come over, remember what she'd say?Margaret: You better not try anything frisky with my daughter, because her father is always watching. (She starts to laugh, and her boobs get in the soup)Ronald: Margaret, your titties are going for a swim!Margaret: OH MY! (She pulls them out) I
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of me as I saw him face to face.
I stopped and stared; my heart was beating faster than ever. I scanned
him from head to toe, Dolce and Gabbana hooded jumper, Valentino
trousers and Nike Air Max's. I was stunned.
"Wha gwan David"
"Damn how'd you know my name?"
To tell the truth I didn't know him, but I felt the urge to get to
My pulse must've dropped drastically as just walking by his side gave
me a sense of comfort. In our in depth conversation we had a level of
understanding I'd never experienced with a boy before. I spoke to him
like I knew him, like he was an old friend instead of some stranger.
We'd been walking for
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from eating breakfast in hurry. After lunch, I usually visit the library to read some books. My favourite books are Harry Potter which helps me relax. If I am not in a good mood to read books, I will play a game of chess. Chess is also a motivating game for me because in my opinion chess is not just a game, but by playing chess, it helps us to improve our brain skills and concentration.
Finally I have to attend my English lesson which is fascinating for me. It is because; I always enjoy learning new poems. My favourite poet is William Wordsworth. His poems denote thought provoking and illuminating ideas of the nature. After the English lesson, I am out from the
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Sometimes I wonder why tragic things happen and if it’s a part of God’s plan. My faith teaches me that God wants us to be in good health, even as our soul prospers in 3 John 2, (KJV, 1994). When I see events like 911, Hurricane Katrina, the Tsunami and the Haiti Earthquake I sometimes wonder why these things have to happen. I know that I can not blame God because some things are man made. Everyone suffers at some point in our lives, whether it’s a divorce, cancer, an accident, a disability or a homicide we all have pain.
The bible tells us God causes all things to work together for good for those that love Him and are called according to His purpose in Romans 8:28 (KJV, 1994
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Coming home from school that day I noticed I had a new message on my Facebook. It was an email from my husband’s sister, and for a moment I was curious as to what she had to say. As I began to read I felt my world begin to spin, my heart rate increased, my thoughts began to race, and I felt a wave of panic consume me. In this email she informed me that my husband’s infidelity had led to the birth of a child. Unknown to me, my husband had fathered a child outside of our marriage, a child whom he had kept secret from me for two years. Within an hour from the initial email I had received four more, including emails from the mother of this child which detailed her relationship with
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Savannah.It is the quietest most serene place I could ever go. There isn't anywhere else in the world that can compare to my little space. Being there makes me feel relaxed and calm. It is the best place to feel loved and be treated like a king. My papaw's house is the most majestic place in the world, and I love to visit there.It takes a long time for me to get to the best place in the world. Usually three of four hours will but us in Savannah, Tennessee, unless I'm driving. Although the drive is long and tedious, the nature around me on the way is so beautiful. There are hills, trees, pigs, cows, and green grass as far as I can see. My family and I always have the best time on that very
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ramps, MITS Plus buses, and special seating do not take away from the self-conscious stares one sees from their unique perspective.
Everyone I encountered in my K-Mart experience had some reaction to seeing me in a wheelchair. And, I will admit to the amount of relief I felt when I stood up to return the wheelchair I borrowed and walked out of the store under my own power. I glanced around as people saw me stand, and though the initial reaction was confused, people also looked a little relieved. She could walk. That does not change the damage done, or erase the memories of the faces that could not look at me. And if I had not stood up and walked out, there would have been no signs of remorse. For someone who does not get to leave their chair and walk away, I have only a sliver of experience in knowing what it is like to make an average public appearance.
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for this was the first time I was faced with what I would call a suicide mission of some sort. In a heartbeat, the exhilarating feeling of going downhill on a pair of thin skies took over. The breeze rushed through my hair as I flew vigorously down the hill. Veering left and right, dodging people, trees, and racing with my friends at the same time was truly an amazing feeling, although dangerous one at that. Flying down a slope at what felt like a hundred miles and hour, I felt as if I could leap up and fly away just like an eagle taking off of flight. Skiing was indeed an incredible feeling, but a short lived one at that.I reached the midpoint of the hill and decided to get a little over
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forest of mangroves. Their roots provided homes for many creatures. Dad stopped the boat right in the centre of the creek. We had about two metres either side of us before the mangroves began. Dad put his hand into the fishing basket and pulled out the tackle box. He tackled my rod up in what seemed to be seconds. I looked into is eyes and smiled with enchantment. Dad casted my rod right into the mangroves. I felt the happiest I had felt in a long time. I sat on dads lap holding my rod whilst we talked about mum. I missed her a lot. I never met her because she died when I was born. I sometimes blame myself but dad always tells me not to. He says that God wants her for something else and she is
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“Blessed is the influence of one true loving human soul on another.” George Eliot, found words to describe the way I have felt my whole life. When I was a young little girl, my life was far from perfect, and every door opened up to yet another struggle. However, no matter how many times I felt as if things couldn’t get any worse, my Aunt Becky would come through and make it all better. Now, Aunt Becky isn’t just an inspiration to me, but too many others as well, but I won’t tell the story backwards. The geriatric known as my Aunt Becky, has been highly influential and inspirational to my life in a handful of different ways.
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