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    Window and Cockcrow explore an individual’s spiritual metamorphosis; this notion is reinforced in Adrienne Rich’s Diving into the Wreck (1973). Due to its confronting nature, the individual’s psyche is clouded with doubt during the provocative process of discovery, in which sacrifices must be made. Our understandings are broadened upon the epiphanies which the persona makes. In Young Girl at a Window, Dobson establishes the physical journey which the persona makes via the second person imperative – “Lift your hand to the window latch”. The window symbolises the metaphorical threshold – the emotional boundary and liminal space, which must be overcome before the persona can develop as a person. Nevertheless, as exemplified by the reluctant connotations in “Sighing, turn and move away”, the persona initially rejects her expectations as an adult. However, the inexorable passage of adulthood as highlighted by the dysphemistic personification of time, “Time was killed and now lies dead” foreshadowing the cessation of childhood. The implications of “final night” marks the end of the day and the beginning of the next day – symbolic of a new beginning and linear progression. Eventually, the persona accepts the inevitability of adulthood and mentally prepares herself for the journey which must be made as captured by the parataxis “The watchful room, the breathless light” – the personification connotes anticipation and marks the initial stages of crossing the threshold. Although…

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    In the passage Equiano uses abstract terms such as bitterly, punished, displease, abandon, distress and violence to describe his state of confusion and betrayal. These words with negative connotations are not directed at Pascal who wronged him, but instead they are directed at himself and God. He believes that he has wronged God in some way, so he repents, “I therefore, with contrition of heart, acknowledged my transgression to God, and poured out my soul before him with unfeigned repentance”…

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    The motorcycle can be given both positive and negative connotations. Male models and figures, more often than females, are depicted driving motorcycle in television shows, advertisements, or photographs. Famous figures such as Steve McQueen, Marlon Brando, James Dean, and Clint Eastwood are known to be the “cool guys” or “bad boys” in society. In modern television shows, actors such as Norman Reedus, who portrays Daryl Dixon in The Walking Dead, or Charlie Hunnman, who portrays Jackson Teller in…

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    Intro: Almost every teenager goes through a phase of which they feel abandoned, dejected, and invisible. To me, this poem suggests the author may be writing about a teenage girl, although it could refer to either a girl or boy. In this poem, “I Am a Teenage Werewolf”, poet Jennifer Taken reveals the hidden depressive thoughts and feelings of many teenagers. Paragraph 1: Author, Jennifer Taken, compares a werewolf, vampire, and monster to a teenager who is depressed. Throughout this poem,…

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    Curated within a text, an authors word choice often ascribes an emotional tag, or connotation of a word rather than the literal denotation. In analyzing diction, a reader’s perception of a character is often strengthened not by the specific words themselves, but rather the suggested meaning attached. This powerful element of style used within writing further influence a readers understanding, and the stories tone. Within Joyce Carolyn Oats where are…. , diction is used throughout the text with…

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    Unity in Diversity For a second I was not a teenager, not a female, not a friend of all, not a species. To simply put it, I was just a student eager to learn the mathematical discipline. I entered the O.Henry middle school classroom as sound introduced itself as a symphony of chatter and shuffling. I began to sit by the young male, his skin on the other side of the spectrum. He aggressively sighed. “I don’t sit by your kind” he scoffed. My mind ran at an accelerated pace as I rummaged in my…

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    People will make rude remarks towards an object or an idea without even noticing. A name can represent and show the view points of a person. Many may claim these comments are harmless or without meaning but to a woman these comments could be offensive or harsh to hear. The inappropriate names that are used towards women by other people are female dog, or girls. A person who express themselves about women in this matter will show he or she lacks in an education and basic manners. The word female…

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    “In this great American asylum, the poor of Europe have by some means met together…” Striking right to the point, the author sets the tone for the rest of the material; that being his contrasting views of Americans and their counterpart, Europeans. Continually throughout Michel-Guillaume-Jean de Crèvecoeur’s Letters from an American Farmer, he makes evident his attitude towards both the newly colonized land and that of which it branched off of. Crèvecoeur, just as other authors, artfully…

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    that revolves around short term happiness. Although all of the words have positive connotations, they illustrate that their society is very focused on the present, about making people happy only momentarily. Their country’s main goal is to provide fun for its citizens. Many believe that having constant fun will bring happiness to their lives. However, after Beatty leaves Montag’s house, Montag converses with his wife Mildred and says, “Did you hear Beatty? Did you listen to him? [...] Happiness…

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    Pajama's are comfortable and should be able to be worn. It's not a distraction, they are just clothes. A lot of people get distracted easily and the school is just blaming it on what people wear. Also, girls can wear shirts that go down to the middle of their chests and not have anything said to them about it. When a girl has a little bit of their stomach exposed they are sent home to change or just yelled at. I know because this happened to me. That's just not right at all. The things that…

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