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  • Consuelo Samarripa's Life

    Her stories then shift to the nucleus of life in the west side Barrio to her grandmother’s house. Like the hub of a wheel, all family life came from it and especially in the kitchen where they gathered making tamales at Christmas and learning life lessons sitting around the table beneath the light fixture. “A light socket, a light bulb and a dangling string, so primitive yet heartwarming, it was a sure sign of home,” she wrote. The tales fluctuate from climbing backyard chicken coops and trees, starting her first business of ironing clothes for a nickel a garment, to eating hamburgers at the local car hop with her mother on Saturday night to learning about puppy love in the third grade. The amount of detail Samarripa remembered in her stories is remarkable given she was just a child, yet she recounts the stories with such vivid imagery and wonderment it’s easy to forget this book isn’t a work of fiction from a talented writer’s imagination. Consuelo Samarripa writes in a relaxed, authentic voice that many autobiographies from a child’s perspective lack. The book is separated into 13 short, yet satisfying chapters telling key episodes that define the important life lessons she learned as a young girl while giving glimpses to significant decisions she made later in her life. However, Samarripa doesn’t shy away from the difficulties of growing up in two culturally different worlds as the U.S. edged closer to Civil Rights and the political turmoil of the 1960s. Then her…

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  • High School Administration Case Study

    Deciding to pursue a career in administrator requires looking at education through a variety of roles. Each day in the life of an administrator will be unique as education consistently presents new and different challenges and working with people requires an administrator to develop the skills to adjust and adapt. A look in to the day of an administrator can be summarized in an informal speech made by Dr. Robert Duron, of Texas Association of School Boards. Dr. Duron presented five things all…

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  • The Death Of Beauty In Louise Bogan's Medusa

    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 ready to strike.” It is as though the bell is…

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  • Beep Research Paper

    had to practice, to get ready for our test on Thursday. For 45 minutes straight I work on the practical work and wait until the next period. Then the bell finally rang and I make my way to the stair to go to the first floor. Step by step I make my way down and walk to Mr. Charnley class for college algebra. I walk to the second role last seat and say “hello” to Mr. Charnley. Then a student and I start a conversation and talk until the bell. Finally we start and Mr. Charnley teach us how to graph…

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  • The Bells Poem Analysis

    Life in “The Bells” Can life can be dissected then labeled by “bells, bells, bells”? Poe’s famous poem, “The Bells” is a highly symbolic masterpiece, that perfectly illustrates Poe’s concepts of the stages of life, as well as his dark and pessimistic outlook, and descent into depression. Through his varyingly dark diction, symbolism relating to aspects of life, his specific layout of the poem, Poe elucidates his shifting attitude towards the sound of a ringing bell. In “ The Bells” a range of…

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  • Personal Narrative-It's All Quiet On The Western Front

    on March 5, 1770, when I was walking down King street with my friend Henry. As were walking past the Custom House a young wig maker's apprentice walked up to a British soldier and insulted him because he had not payed for a wig. Another British soldier had walked out and scolded the young boy for disrespecting a British soldier. The boy exchanged insults with the soldier so he pulled out his musket and struck the boy on the side of the head. A stream of chills rushed through my body when I…

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  • Shining Library Book Report

    The bell rang, again and I grabbed my stuff and went straight to the science room. We’re doing a lab on growing different kinds of plants and seeing how tall they get each day. My headache got worse every 5 minutes. At least that’s what it felt like. When there were ten minutes left of science I asked my teacher, Mrs. Bobby, if I could go down to the office and get some tylenol. She said I could but come right back. I went down and told the secretary and she said that I didn’t have a fever. She…

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  • Radiant-Personal Narrative

    and the warm sun touching my skin, soothing. As a young child adventure taunted me, I explored every nook and cranny of my the neighborhood, finding secret places high up above in trees and low beneath the dark bushes. On warm cozy day in november, I fiercely knocked on the doors of the street looking for children…not an unripe soul. Sitting on my porch, I spotted an old pruned lady, I was always afraid of old women for reason I do not remember, however something about this one struck me as…

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  • Personification In The Poem Exposure

    soldiers were even brainwashed during the war. This interpretation of metaphor reinforces Owen’s description of soldiers’ mental afflictions by suggesting that the soldiers were Consequently, Owen uses personification to portray emotional destruction caused to soldiers. Furthermore, it hints at Owen’s anti-war feelings by introducing the reality of war as soldiers suffering from trauma rather than enjoying the glory mentioned in the propaganda. In one of his most famous poems, ‘Anthem for…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: The First Day Of School

    Eventually, the bell rang everyone was eager to leave so it was very crazy. I waited for a bit to go and get in my car because I knew that it would be very hectic, so I just talked to some people who I had not seen in since our freshman year. When all of my friends were starting to leave, I decided to leave too. I found my car and sat in traffic in the parking lot for probably ten to fifteen minutes, it was insane. Once I finally made my way out of the parking lot and onto the main roads, I was…

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