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Why 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 dexterous hands. I
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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 non-denominational Christian adults. I was hesitant, but decided to go with an open mind. They had the courses where you strapped yourself into a harness and walked a tight rope 100 feet off the ground. They also
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The 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 can
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All types of events can change you, though how they change you varies. There was one event that changed my life forever. The way that I saw the world and all of the creatures in it was changed forever.
“Honey, it’s time to go to bed,” called my mother. My seven-year-old self scampered out of the bathroom, intent on escaping the dreaded bedtime that my mother was intent on enforcing. No matter how adamant I made my pleas though, I was still sent to bed at 8:00, and not a minute later. “Don’t forget to say your prayers either,” echoed down the hall to my retreating form. Turning my head to look back at her bedroom, and after making sure that I was out of sight
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Every 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 team
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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 pua kumbu (pua kumbu is a traditional patterned multicolored ceremonial cotton cloth used by the Iban) called 'sapat
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, 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.
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Let me introduce myself by writing something else than just my name, an insight on who I am. I am a very passionate, loving, caring and independent young lady. I have set four main priorities in my life: glorifying God, my family, education, and friends. I am constantly thinking about my actions and how can I glorify God through them. I have gradually established a feeling of communion with the members in my church; I attend to church and a Bible study which has helped me to know more of God. I enjoy doing activities with my church such as helping people with very low resources. I always carry a spirit of helping other. It could be just by giving them food, clothe and other basic needs or
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suggestive name for the reason that he loved simple people; and as the humble people, leaves of grass are the most simple and healthy among the living things. The poetry book “Song of Myself”, included in the work “Leaves of grass”, is contrary to what its name suggests, a song inspired by humanity, of which each one is part.
Whitman establishes a direct connection between the lyrical and the reader to get to each one of us. The power that the poem has and having Whitman writing it, rests on the ability of the author to separate himself amongst thousands, almost as a wonderful schizophrenia which allows you to view the world from certain points of view and understand it better than anyone.
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Terri 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. Then there are times when we hide it away from the world. The things that define a person
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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 check
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I always used to ask myself: who am I? My brain would give me dozens and dozens of answers but never a definite one, until I figured out that I am a little bit of everything. I am the the typical girl who pays attention to the latest fashion trends and likes to try out the newest baking ideas. But I am also that girl who is more likely to cry over a character in a novel dying than when put in hard situations. I believe that books give me the strength needed to deal with difficult situations in life. They open worlds within worlds through their small windows and nourish me with unlimited knowledge about miscellaneous cultures, traditions and different life scenarios. I also find writing a
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to women was both heavy and constricting. The beginning of my performance used as little of the stage’s space as possible. Even within the first movement piece, I created a small area and stayed within it. After I cut my hair, however, I began to make more use of the space. I especially focused on the space to my left at this point, because at the beginning I had essentially been pulled to the right by my hair. I allowed myself to use more space until I reached the closing dance, at which point I made use of a far greater space. My topography was intentionally inclined to my left at this point, because I wanted to continue exploring the space there, but I did use some of the space to my
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association of a neutral stimulus (the bell) would occur right before an uncontrolled stimulus (dog food) and would create an uncontrolled response (salivation). Over time repeating this neutral stimulus Ivan created a conditioned response, the dogs salivated at the sound of a bell.
This experiment gave me a better understanding of my own life, and made me realize I have a controlled stimulus in which I use daily. Every day at the gym I try my hardest to disregard all outside stimulus and focus solely on working out. After going to the gym for a few years I found myself getting into continuous habits. One of my reoccurring habits was throwing on headphones and drowning out noise with my music
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Speech 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 with blacks. Ravers with ravers. Most of them stay with in there little click. For some reason I wouldn't like to be in a group because for one I don't like to be classified
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leaving because it could’ve endangered his own life. (Lovecraft, 73) “My course at once became clear. By complying with his suicidal request I could immediately free myself from one who was no longer a companion but a menace”(73). Finally, Pine’s decision was the most important of the three when he makes up his mind to amputate his own leg. (King, 8) “I’ve decided to amputate my foot. If I wait any longer I’ll run the risk of fainting from combined shock and hunger in the middle of the operation and bleeding to death (8).
In all survival situations, a correlating factor in order to prevail from the circumstances would be what’s at the disposal for the one isolated and all three of these
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Walt 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 of
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There 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 glass
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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 and
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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. Every
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. 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’ve
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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 this
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I 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 I
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Throughout "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 evil and sinful. He does this through fierce physical imagery that previously had never been used before in society. He also defines spirituality in a new light: human instead of purely divine. Whitman demonstrates that humans can be just as sacred in their natural state as any religion or church.The first line of the poem sets the tone for the rest of the poem because
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A 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 daunting
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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 to change entirely and
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Through 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 college
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After 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 too emotional. Here is an example of me being temperate: I was always a very good student in the
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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 of
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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 been clean for 15 years, my daughter is
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"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 more evident than this powerful glorification of the maternal figure is his revolutionary portrayal of women as highly individualized, self-contained figures. In
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In 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 child
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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.
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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 will
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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 I
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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 complicated
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Ruth 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 something
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“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 the
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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 intentional
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After going through both readings the question of who am I has constantly popped into my head. These realizations after each essay have lead to defining who I am as a writer. What are my skills as a writer what thought process do I go through as a writer. This semester has taught me many new techniques of individuality not only in my papers but identity on campus. Even though the essay and the autobiography are written by women the message doesn't change just as gender or class shouldn't classify a person but it does. Just as college and school is constantly a struggle of acceptance not only socially but academically. The things we do group and classify us from being individuals
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Part 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 lines four to six, the poet proposes to his soul, "Loafe with me on the grass, loose the stop from your throat..." The poet uses this request to convey a heartfelt desire to gain a deeper understanding of himself. He proceeds, "Not words, not music or
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test. By focusing on that one aspect of the unit I neglected to focus on the basic premise of the unit, which I have now see led to a less than desired result on the test. By focusing on thinking portion of the test my overall mindset was much to complicated. As I wrote the test I tended to over think questions rather allowing myself to relax and attack each question individually. By doing this I untimely ran out time and was not able to properly complete each question to the best of my abilities. If I had just practiced the basic principles of the unit with attention to the associated algebra rather than the trick question associated with the unit I believe that my result would have been
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Walt Whitman was a trailblazer, an independent individual. He was unafraid of backlash,
living for shock value whilst challenging society. In his poem “Song of Myself”, Whitman opened the blind eye (squeezed shut quite forcefully) of the heteronormative society to homosexuality in his less then accepting time period.
“Song of Myself” was revolutionary for his era. Birthed in an age where America was not yet leading in any form of art, but still feeding off of its old monarchic parent country. “Song of myself” was solely American, unknown and original, and considered to be our countries first epic poem. ‘Revolutionary’ is not a term used lightly, but describes the
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Every 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 some
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Identities 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 that
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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, Whitman
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The 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 perspective
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Visualizing 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 eternity
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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 be
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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 sensuality