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  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To Clementon

    t 's been a few years since I 've been to Clementon, so having the day off last Wednesday I took a ride up to see the town. In the 1970s I lived in an apartment on Blackwood-Clementon Road in Lindenwold and had a friend who lived on top of the Park Grill. The town had a distinct look, with its older buildings, pool hall, and feed store – something you don 't usually see at the mall. Most of my time there was spent drinking beer in the Park Grill or drinking beer and eating seafood at the Palm Garden, so my memory may be fuzzy On the way up there on the White Horse Pike from Absecon, I passed Philadelphia Avenue in Egg Harbor City, lined with old-time storefronts and homes; then cut over to Bellevue Avenue in Hammonton with its historic district of restored homes and commercial buildings; then on the Pike again through Berlin 's quaint downtown. Following the sign to Clementon, I passed the Berlin Mart, looking no worse than it did 40 years ago. Winding downhill, with the water slide sticking out above the trees, I turned on White Horse Avenue, parked my bike at the library, and walked to Harper 's Pub. After a few beers, I walked out into the afternoon sun, adjusted my eyes, stepped down and stood on the corner of Berlin Road, looking towards the park. After starring at 2 blocks of tree-lined sidewalks…

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  • The Death Of Beauty In Louise Bogan's Medusa

    The poem moves forward again as the line 3 starts with “Everything moved.” You break out of the surreal moment when the author creates the setting and admiring the area then all of a sudden you break out of your reverie when the poem continues with the words “Everything moved.” The natural order of plants moving and flowing to the wind. The feeling of things being normal with everything moving and no sooner does everything start, there is stillness again as the poem continues with “a bell hung…

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  • Morning In The Burned House Summary

    In “Morning in the Burned House,” Margaret Atwood suggests that when recalling the past there is a tendency for a person to desire dwelling in the past instead of living in the present, therefore there must be a destructive force in order to reinforce reality and continue progress. The author of the poem carefully chose the title as it reveals a lot about the entire meaning of the poem. Atwood used words such as morning, burned, and house in the title. Morning might be a connotation of a new…

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  • Stereotypes In Marilyn Chin's Elegy For Chloe Nguyen

    interest that probably rooted from her father’s occupation as a linguistic professor. Chin humorously uses a hyperbole in order to lightly brag about the brain of Chloe in Stanza 2, “However, even though Chin spoke so highly of Nguyen’s intellect, as the poem begins to shift it makes the reader question if Chloe wanted to be seen as the stereotype of a “Smart Asian.” As Chloe grows up in Marilyn’s poem, the reader starts to notice that Chloe has experienced dissatisfaction going on in her life.…

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  • Nancy's Bedroom Rhetorical Analysis Essay

    Rhetorical Analysis of Truman Capote’s “Nancy’s Bedroom” In the passage, “Nancy’s Bedroom” from the novel, In Cold Blood, the author, Truman Capote, creates a vivid description of Nancy’s bedroom to help the reader connect with Nancy. Capote portrays a descriptive view of her bedroom to convey her personality. He uses many rhetorical strategies to create a feeling of sorrow and reveals the femininity and innocence of young Nancy Clutter. He uses figurative language throughout the passage to…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Moving To America Is Coming To America

    So this is where my memory begins; when I was eight years old, my parents told me, my sister and I were coming to America. I was so excited; I remember not been able to sleep the night before I was supposed to depart for America. That morning, my aunt made sure my sister and I had all of our bags and belongings. My sister and I were at the airport with some family members in Africa waiting for our plane. The plane arrived at six pm (GMT), we made our way to the ticket line. I have…

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  • Themes In 'Among The Red Guns'

    Again, the basis of this poem is to create a feeling of the battle field, more specifically the mentality of the soldier. This can be inferred in line 7 when the speaker states, “in the heads of soldiers.” Throughout the poem, the speaker highlights certain objects such as: red guns, leather saddles, and hot muzzles because these little, but crucial, details help add a more depressing mood to the poem. Although the narrator does use depressing factors, it should be noted that the poem’s ghostly…

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  • Elegy For Jane Poem Analysis

    The first line of the first stanza, “I remember…

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  • Romeo And Juliet Act 1 Scene 3 Scene Analysis

    singing. They were standing in a straight line and all within…

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  • Personal Narrative-I Believe In Facing Your Fears

    I still hadn’t stopped quivering and I was sure my face was as white as a sheet. When we finally arrived I had pretty much accepted my fate and solemnly grabbed my ticket from a perky teacher, whose name I did not know, and slowly shuffled into the line. We ended up finding out that our flight was half an hour earlier than we thought and had to sprint to get there on time. Then, everybody decided to switch seats to sit next to their friends, which the flight attendants did not appreciate. We…

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