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    script, it would also benefit from further development. First, the opening scene nicely sets the tone and introduces the audience to the world of snowboarding and the concept of “zero gravity.” However, as the first ten pages continue the events are a bit slow. A lot of time is spent with Cameron, who is then absent from act two. It’s important to have a strong first ten pages. He also breaks up with his girlfriend. This feels a bit cliché, but the girlfriend does reveal information about Jake’s personality. He’s a bit of a dreamer, but never really follows through. This is fine, but make sure there’s a payoff about his part of his personality. There should come an all is lost moment, when Jake also considers himself a loser, and that Amy Lee was right (end of act two). The catalyst that moves the story forward is Jake’s decision to move and enter a snowboarding competition. However, the concern about this is that the audience has an expectation that the plot is about Jake competing, but in reality, the story is really about Jake being homeless and hiding this from his new girlfriend. The competition only occurs at the very end. Thus, the goal to win the competition feels secondary to the romance and hiding his living situation. However, Jake doesn’t become homeless until around page 43. This is late in structure. If the story is really about Jake hiding the fact that he’s homeless, then this inciting event needs to occur in the first act. In addition, the “second act”,…

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    She 's twenty-six, (don 't look it) and is married to the same man for 5 years. They have three kids together and she told me she don 't buy her kids toys. She said she doesn 't buy them toys because they are just going to break it. So that money for toys just goes for clothes. She has a very unique personality. Pretty much she’ll speak what 's on her mind and don 't screw her over. She told me she pour sugar in someone 's car gas once. Michelle started a couple of weeks after I did and she was…

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    This is shown through obsession, superstition, and fear, as was exemplified in the texts “The Raven” by Poe and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Irving, both written during the Romantic era. "The Raven" is Romantic because it has the characteristics of strong emotions, the unknown, and imagination. The man trying to deal with loss of a loved one causes him to feel extreme emotions. His imagination is uncontrollable and the speaker imagines hearing things and imagines that there are angels in…

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    In, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving highlights a viable arrangement of starvation pictures that starts with his long portrayal of the emaciated, haggard Ichabod and reaches out to the practically physical yearning that his hero feels when he sees the rich produce of Van Tassel 's territory. Irving utilizes imagery, tone, and symbol to suit the equally mixed story line and underlying concept in this story. The author of this short story creates a mysterious and suspenseful tone which…

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    composed by Irving Berlin), Doris Day, and Ella Fitzgerald. Like many of the other famous singers of the time Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, and Ella Fitzgerald had their own crowd following. All the really good singers pretty much had their own private fanbases. Great singers need a helper. With every great singer, there is an equally as great songwriter/ composer. There were many famous composers of the time. One of them is Irving Berlin, who composed the Bing Crosby hit "White…

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    Considered the first professional, distinguished author in the United States, Washington Irving helped gain international respect for American literature through his short stories, biographies, and histories. During the 19th century, he undertook the persona of Geoffrey Crayon and published a collection of 34 pieces of writing titled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon. One of the most popular short stories amongst this collection, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, is noted for its action, adventure,…

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    values” (341). Throughout the United States, the story of the Headless Horseman, a verbal story described in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” is well-known in American folklore. It is a scary story that many children tell around the campfire in an attempt to scare one another, saying that if someone is not careful, the Headless Horseman will come for them. However, many Americans do not realize that this legend originated from a story that appears in Washington Irving’s book, The Sketchbook of…

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    While verse was economically marginal in the early nineteenth century, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) became the first American poet who could live off his royalties (Gioia 74). He was also the first poet of the New World to achieve an international fame; his reputation reached Europe and even Latin America (64). Devoted to the creation of a native literature, Longfellow committed himself to developing an American poetic diction. In “Our Native Writers” (1825), his graduation address,…

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    Washington Irving creates this social conflict between the characters Ichabod Crane and Katrina Van Tassel in, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Ichabod Crane, a strict school teacher and singing instructor, represents the lower-class in this short story and Katrina, daughter of a wealthy farm owner, represents the upper-class. On the surface, the text tells a story of a poor school teacher who falls madly in “love” with an upper-class beauty queen who ultimately rejects Ichabod — or so we assume.…

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    There are plenty of ways to pass time. If you’re taking the bus home after a long night at work and waiting for your stop to come, play a quick game on your phone or listen to music, maybe chat with someone sitting next to you. If you’re waiting in the long lines at Disneyland, take a minute to pay attention to accents and other languages that you might hear, or watch the faces of the people just getting off the ride. If you’re waiting for your nagging shrewish wife to finally stop pestering and…

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