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    man who I admired the most in my life- my father. Before the death of my father, my family was beyond blessed because this special, brave- hearted man rose up and became a father figure to my brother and me because our biological father did not want a part in our life. The death of my stepfather was a living nightmare. After receiving the call of the injury of my “father” and soon to be his death, I realized this was an obstacle I was going to have to face forever. If not for him and his inspiration throughout his life, I would not be the person I am to this day. My family bond was close and blessed with this man who brought us all together. He was an outgoing and tender man. Even though my brother and I did not have a blood connection to him, he was still the man that we considered to be our dad. My brother was the age four and I was still in my mother's womb when she met my father. My mother and I would have not survived if it was not for him on the day of my birth. He had to rush my mother to the hospital before she bled to death due to complications. This man became my hero from…

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    In Steve Martin’s piece of writing, “The Death of My Father,” Martin expresses little to know loving affection. Martin and his father did not express their love to one another in words, but in actions. “During my teenage years, there was little said to me that was not criticism.” (1) Martin’s father would criticize him because he wanted a child that would be everything that he wanted to be. Love can be expressed in multiple ways and Martin’s father simply did it by teaching Steve Martin what to…

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    The most important thing to ever happen to me is without a doubt the death of my father. That moment in time has, and will, continue to shape my life until the day I die. A lot of people assume I miss him. I don 't. (How horrible does that sound?) It 's not that I don 't like him because I do, I just find it hard to miss someone I never had. I don 't know him, I don 't know if he has a middle name, I don 't know what he liked to do in his spare time, and I don 't even know when his birthday was.…

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    I remember seeing the reflection of my room through the giant mirror on our hallway wall. My mother was in the bathroom, she was preparing for a night out - she had on the best pair of black leather ankle boots -- yet I nagged her to talk about my dad. I was seven years old when my mom told me the story about death of my father; although, I’ve never gotten the full details until I was sixteen years old. Before that age, I usually created my own scenarios and scenes on how the tragedy happened.…

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    me, losing my father at a young age caused my past of growing up as a child extremely difficult. Although, the actions of my past guided me to a delightful and an appreciative life I have now. Yet, I still wonder what my life would be like if I could go back and change one thing. The one thing I would change would be the death of my father. I wish there was a way I could rejuvenate my father; therefore, I wouldn’t have experienced such a dreadful childhood. Life would have been better; without…

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    This is evident on pg. 163, when Chuo is told to get married by her aunt. “Chou, you know I think of you as my own daughter.” Aunt Keang speaks softly as she helps Chou tie up their mosquito nets. “And I’ve loved you as one of my own.” ...“Chou, it is time for you to get married.’ Chou’s stops and looks and at Aunt Keang, her throat tightening...For a girl to refuse her parent’s choice shows great disrespect. It tells the world that she does not trust her elders judgement, and thus causes them…

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    about what previous generations did “for us” and of “reaffirming the greatness of our nation” as he is now the representation of America and people need to believe in the power of their country to believe in the authority of their leader. [<- quite a long sentence] He evokes patriotism in his views, and the repetition he uses, anaphora and is effective as it puts emphasis on the sacrifices that have been made, inspiring people to stand with him for their country and to intrust him with the…

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    the bad moments. “Advice to My Son” by Peter Meinke and “Elegy for My Father, Who is Not Dead” by Andrew Hudgins explores the beauty of life and the doubt of a cheery ultimate goodbye. Meinke and Hudgins explore the themes of life and death by means of different perspectives. Through opinions of father to son or son to father, the image of life and death are portrayed. The secret to life may be more difficult than one believes it to be. In “Advice to My Son,” the father explores the…

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    Life and Death Everyone knows that death is inevitable, only no on wants to believe it. Death is the underlying theme in “Advice to My Son” by Peter Meinke and “Elegy to My Father, Who is Not Dead” by Andrew Hudgins. Although death will eventually come, there is a time to live and a time to say good-bye. Family is a major component, especially the relationships between father and son, in the matters of life and death between these two poems. Notably, family plays a big part in the beginning…

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    and his elderly father suffering from Alzheimer’s and arthritis; who are both running from their fear of death and becoming obsolete. The story begins with this ongoing discussion of death. The father begins the phone call by asking his son, Jimmy, about his funeral arrangements, and whether or not he would like a coffin. Jimmy doesn’t find this to be a surprising conversation topic, and he later remarks that his father has been, “obsessed with his imminent death for the last ten years”. This in…

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