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    “You are just like your grandfather.” Is something I’ve heard almost weekly for as long as I can remember. It is also the best compliment I will ever receive. If there is someone I could ever strive to be like it would be Kenneth Lampp. Sitting in his office chair with his white hair brushed back, ready to be hidden under a cowboy hat for the rest of the day. His wrinkles are like deep trenches that hold 84 years of laughter, love, war, and wisdom. You can almost read the history on his face. His eyebrows raise just a tad when he smiles. His smile, which favors his right side, reveal the dimples you often see in pictures of him as a young boy on a southern Texas cotton farm. His eyebrows look like a bushel of dead brambles, white, unkempt and overlapping one another. His eyes, closed by the sun, are as sharp as a hawk. His eyes remind me of a blue sky in the dead of winter, uncommon but never unwanted. His oversized ears do him no justice when grandma continually calls for him from the basement door. His skin is tan from working outside his entire life. Touching his skin reminds me of the sandpaper we used on the birdhouse we built together last spring. The broad, stalky frame he walks in isn’t nearly as strong as the demeanor he carries. His thick, powerful legs are almost looked at as stronger than the horse he rides. His belly is big and round much like a starving Ethiopian child’s. However, his appetite is underrated when defined as healthy. Prickly black and gray…

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    Descriptive Essay I chose to do my internship at Atlanta Police Department CID Unit. This is the investigations unit they follow up with victims after an Atlanta police officer takes the report. An investigation officer deals with about 20 caseloads a day. When the investigator calls the victim, they ask them to explain what happened and they advise how they can proceed with the case, whether that be to look at cameras of the crime or to take a warrant out on the person they…

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    The Seattle Seahawks have a one of a kind coach named Pete Carroll. The Seahawks head coach likes to have fun during practice and in meetings and even has a mini basketball hoop in the practice facility that they can use in practice and sometimes he will stop meetings to have a shooting contest on it. He also sometimes likes to play blaring music to let the players have fun. Even though he encourages the players to be themselves in practice or in games he does not like when they start yelling or…

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    Characters have minds, feeling, moods, and looks, just like humans and we put them in a text and can’t help pretending that they exist. In the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the author uses descriptive writing and figurative language to develop the characters. “The Tell-Tale Heart” is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe that uses descriptive writing to develop the characters in a way to make the story interesting. One example is, “Many a night, just at midnight,…

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    The memorable impact of novels and short stories arise from the careful and often brilliant creation of detail by the writers. The purpose of this essay is to explore the role and impact of a few significant details in the novels Perfume by Patrick Suskind and Chronicles of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Both works encompass a handful of similar descriptive details. An example of a descriptive detail shared amongst both works would be the sense of smell. Another example of both of…

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    is to explain what doublespeak is. The author, William Lutz also gives examples of doublespeak. As the author, William Lutz, stated in the essay, Life under the Chief Doublespeak Office, in paragraph one, ‘The meaning of Doublespeak is language that only pretends to say something; it’s language that hides, evades or misleads’ (Lutz, n.d., para 1). An example that the author, William Lutz uses in the essay Life under the Doublespeak Office, is “With doublespeak, no truck driver is the worst…

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    If increasing descriptive representation was a goal of the redistricting process across the country, it would likely result in more women and minorities as congresspersons. Increasing the diversity in Congress is an important goal, both because having descriptive representation increases people’s confidence in Congress, as well as because having more diverse backgrounds and personal experiences in Congress increases the diversity of bills that are introduced on the floor (Schildkraut, Sept. 22).…

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    All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury, uses symbolism and descriptive language to show how important the sun is to the kids. Symbolism can help readers know what the author is talking about is important. In the short story it shows that in the class the students write about the sun in poems. Another possible counter claim could be about how Ray bradbury uses repetition to show how the rain is bad to the kids. Another way to show how the sun is important in the story is by using descriptive…

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    Through the use of descriptive language, Frederick Douglass explains the cruelty and harsh conditions slaves faced at various points in their live. He gives detailed accounts of different scenes that he experienced or witnessed during his life as a slave. By the end of these introductory chapters, the reader has a good visual of the daily struggles of a slave, what they were punished for and how they were punished. From Douglass’ use of descriptive language, the audience witnesses a few cases of…

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    The descriptive style of writing used in Joy Horowitz’s Parkinson’s Alley helps connect the reader to the individuals, their struggles and the problem that is threatening livelihoods in Visalia, California. Without the description embedded in this article, it could be very easy for the readers to get lost or lose interest. A tie is created after you learn a thing or two about “A big, friendly bear of a man” (Horowitz) who has been ultimately screwed over by his government when they decide to do…

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