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 about myself 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 pagesFinding MyselfI attended mass every Saturday night with my parents,and somethimes on Sunday mornings, and listened to the priest talk of a God who stood above me, an unreachable source of strength. This God loved me, but sinners should beware of his wrath. It was a confusing message to me, one that didn't allow any slack for my humanness. Why would God make me fallible yet expect perfection? Maybe there were people who were perfect: those who believed, relentlessly, comfortable with a God they both loved and feared. They believed so easily, without question. If theyVIEW 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
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 about myself. I do not know what is my real smile and my fake smile anymore because I hide my pain with a smile.
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
854 words - 3 pagesTerri Harrison Psychology March 6, 2001 Growing Inside Myself The book "Why Am I Afraid To Tell You The Way I am", by John Powell was written for personal growth in oneself. The openness of yourself and with others helps you to grow closer to others. We have to learn how to communicate with others, inter self-relationship, and how to deal with our emotions to be happy in life. Out word communication refers to a process by which someone or something is made common, or shared (p. 7). Somewhere inside us lives the real self. There are times when we let our real self be seen by others. ThenVIEW DOCUMENT
2559 words - 10 pages showing the girl how she is supposes to be or act. It shows that men do not have to do housework while women have to do so. In addition to the housework, the wife must take care of the children. As a daughter, I learned from my family that it is my job to make sure the house is clean, food is cooked; the children are taken care of, and have a job to support myself and not have to depend on any man. Marriage shows how unequal women and men are in life. The divisions of household work are never evenly distributed. Even if a husband is being helpful with the house and the children, his division is probably about twenty five percent of the housework. Marriage ties back to family influence from theVIEW DOCUMENT
1893 words - 8 pagesThere is a saying that says “You have three selves. The self you show the world (me or Nygeria), the self your friends and family see (myself or Nygee), and the self that no one but yourself sees (I or Nusa).” This paper is gonna explain all of those sides of myself plus the alter ego (her or Nuna).
There were a few key terms that were needed for me to know while i was doing this project:
George herbert mead’s theory of social self
mead’s theory of the social self says that we are born without a social self and we develop in stages through social interaction. The stages are imitation, play stage, game stage, and generalized other stage.
Charles Horton Cooley’s theory of the looking glassVIEW 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
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
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
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
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
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
966 words - 4 pages roots I have realized that my heritage is ultimately what defines me. Who I am today represents a better communicator due to my ability of speaking two different languages. My traditions taught me how to conduce myself around any individual by being polite and knowing how to be respectful to everyone regardless of gender, race, or social status. Being Latino has helped me recognize the value of education as a privilege not a given. Many Hispanics do not have the opportunity of living in the United States and pursuing their career goals in such a successful country as I do, so I feel very lucky and it serves as an inspiration to follow my lifelong dreams.
786 words - 3 pagesAfter looking into the results of my personality tests, I found out many things that I did not know about myself, 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
1340 words - 5 pages persona in Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”. He is a flâneur in all ways but one.
In “The Painter of Modern Life”, Baudelaire gives a very extensive and profound description of what aspects one needs in order be considered or labeled a flâneur. For example, he explains how the flâneur is a lover of universal life and sets up house in the heart of multitude. ( Baudelaire 9) Surrounded by the unknown in an immense sea of people, he who is flâneur will bask in the crowd and make himself at home without being seen. Therefore, in layman’s terms he is an observer, a passionate spectator, a kind of ‘fly on the wall’. The persona in “Song of Myself” shows qualities of this in the opening lines ofVIEW DOCUMENT
908 words - 4 pages because before I was too afraid to participate in clubs due to being humble and was scared to embarrass myself in front of others. Second semester I joined a club called world fit for kids because I felt brave will lead to a better experience and nothing will stop me from being who I am; therefore, I learned how to dance and perform for school events that shaped me into music of expression. “Everybody’s been there / every’s been started down by the enemy/ Fallen for the fear and done some disappearing / Bow down to the might” (Sara Bareilles 25-28). For instance, it’s okay to be brave because everyone has been in that place where they had felt lonely before and getting out humbleness willVIEW DOCUMENT
1085 words - 4 pages right.” he told me. I smiled and nodded. At least one person was looking out for me.
To say that practice was physically demanding is an understatement. We had to run around, jump over people, and carry people while we ran around and jumped over people. The fluorescent lights circled around me like a disco ball (sight), and I tasted metal as I pushed myself harder (taste). I glanced around me and realized I was doing better than most of the girls. My self-esteem inched up a couple notches.
After the conditioning drills, we learned a few moves, then paired up and practiced them. “You’ll be fine,” coach said “you just have to be aggressive.” I nodded, but inside I secretly prayed that IVIEW DOCUMENT
1267 words - 5 pagesI have learned a lot about myself 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
601 words - 2 pagesThroughout "Song Of Myself"� Walt Whitman uses rich images, a somewhat oversized ego, and a rebellious nature to loosen the moral restraints of the time, and to describe himself as a spiritual being. In this poem, Whitman attempts to bring a sexual awareness to people who for many generations have considered sexual freedom as evilVIEW 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
790 words - 3 pages, and she helped me see the good in myself and in my new home. She helped me begin the process of overcoming my depression. However, while climbing out of the hole that I had dug for myself when I first moved here, I realized that I would need more help than just that of what Anne was giving me. I knew I would need others to help me overcome my obstacles. I first looked to the Lord; I became closer to my church, and while coming closer to my faith I became more involved. My church and my faith inspired me to try and make friends and be a nice person, I was slowly turning into who I am now.
Becoming myself was not a quick or an easy process. It took over a year for me toVIEW 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
1288 words - 5 pages uncertainties, I clearly define my goals and carry them out with precision and certainty. Everything, from the color coordination in my closet, to my meticulously plucked eyebrows, is direct result of my perfectionist attitude. I’ve even been known to re-write class notes if there are too many miss-spellings or my handwriting is sloppy. Although we have this common trait, Hitler experienced it in much greater extremes. As I require perfection in myself, his sociopolitical idea of perfection was clearly projected onto the entire human race. Anyone who was not his ally was an enemy, and therefore they would be destroyed. In his book, Mein Kampf, he states “The thinking of the people is not complicatedVIEW DOCUMENT
750 words - 3 pages“Don’t Look Behind you” is filled with suspense as Mike the hetman tries to kill the father. The author use of imagery contributes to the story. Duncan’s story was able to contain many of SOAPSTone elements. Duncan wrote “Don’t Look Behind You” in a teenager perspective as her life changed dramatically. The use of suspense to create the mystery element in the story as the Corrigan goes in hiding to run away from a hit man. Don’t Look Behind You” have a speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, subject and tone.
April Corrigan is the speaker and the main character in the story. The book is written in 1st person in April’s view of the story. Her point is honest and open because she tells theVIEW DOCUMENT
1638 words - 7 pagesAnalysis
Freakonomics tries to turn the scalpel of the analytical and statistical methods intrinsic to Economics onto questions that the authors feel do not have definitive answers. Mostly because no one thought to ask the questions that would allow us (the world at large, not Economics students) to solve the problems that would lead to the answers, the authors feel.
Because of this, Freakonomics is attended by all the problems of the so-called soft sciences. The data, and the conclusions often seem susceptible to multiple interpretations. There is a relatively large “eye of the beholder” problem with books like Freakonomics, compounded by the authors’ failure to provide (or intentionalVIEW 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
844 words - 3 pagesAn Analysis of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself
`Whitman was always asking questions. He believed that life's goal or cause was a mystery. He was surrounded by people who were drawing distinct lines between right and wrong, rejecting the things in the universe that were not a direct ticket to holiness. Whitman, unlike his contemporaries, embraced the beauty of everything. His mystical perception of the world ushered in the idea that God was to be found in every thing, and that He could never be fully understood. I think that section six of "Song of Myself" captures Whitman's quest for knowing, and his idea that our perceptions of what is, only scratch the surface.
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
535 words - 2 pagesPart five of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" explicates the intrinsic relationship one shares with his soul. The poet delivers a monologue to his own soul, in which he conveys his union with it. He recollects a metaphorical morning spent with his soul.The poet opens - in lines one and two - with an acknowledgment of the paramount importance of his soul. He proclaims, "I believe in you my soul, the other I am must not abase itself to you" In linesVIEW 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
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Every sentence in Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" tends to either repeat or contradict. He even says of himself, "I contradict myself" (Lauter, p. 2793). This can make Whitman's poetry a little confusing to some. In his many stanzas, definition of the soul is ambiguous and somewhat contradictory.
Whitman says, "Clear and sweet is my soul....and clear and sweet is all that is not my soul" (Lauter, p. 2745). What I believe Whitman is saying here is that his soul and everything else that is not his soul, including the souls of others, is clear and sweet. He goes on to say in the lines following, "Lacks one lacks both..." (Lauter, p. 2745). In other words, a soul cannot beVIEW 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
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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
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 about Myself” 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
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
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
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
1239 words - 5 pages Divinity, Sexuality and the Self in Whitman’s Song of Myself
Through his poetry, Whitman's "Song of Myself" makes the soul sensual and
makes divine the flesh. In Whitman's time, the dichotomy between the soul
and the body had been clearly defined by centuries of Western philosophy and
theology. Today, the goodness of the soul and the badness of the flesh
still remain a significant notion in contemporary thought. Even Whitman's
literary predecessor, Emerson, chose to distinctly differentiate the soul
from all nature. Whitman, however, chooses to reevaluate that relationship.
His exploration of human sensualityVIEW DOCUMENT
1645 words - 7 pages, his job was burning books, if he did not burn a book, there would have been a conundrum, and there would be a conspiracy of him trying to revolt against burning books. This also would have led to the workers and his boss to think that he reads books at home. So, basically his job was throwing his life into the hands of someone else. I felt this empathy for Montag because I put myself in other peoples shoes and saw how life was on the other side.On the other hand, Montag and I also shared few contrasts. For example, one contrast between Montag and I was determination or revenge so powerful that it had led him to kill. In one part of the story, Montag was so fed up with Beatty thatVIEW 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
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