D. Brooks Smith

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  • Connotation Effect

    words does help with having the reader believe in the author’s argument. With bias, the author uses this to really get what he believes out there. He can express what he believes and not say anything about the other side of the argument. This is one example of bias that the author used, “Initially, the Easton Area School District told Brianna Hawk and Kayla Martinez they were being punished for "disrespect, defiance and disruption," but it later shifted ground and argued that the word "boobies" contained a "sexual double entendre"’(Times Editorial Board). The author used lots of connotative words so you can understand how ridiculous they were for suspending these girls for nothing. Another example was, “Writing for the majority, Judge D. Brooks Smith said that, although a school could ban expression that was "plainly lewd," it must allow students to engage in "ambiguously lewd" speech so long as they are commenting on political or social issues” (Times Editorial Board). This example wanted to show that the school who suspended the girls couldn’t actually suspend them for supporting a foundation. Those examples help to show how bias influences the reader's opinion. The author used the effects of rhetoric to their advantage. They could use facts or even do something emotional, and they chose to use facts. By using facts, that just made what the author believes be even more real and true to the reader. One example of this is, “In the landmark 1969 case Tinker vs. Des Moines…

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  • Much Madness Is Divinest Sense Poetry Analysis

    Dickinson, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Thomas Hardy were some of the main poets who shared their views on women’s oppression. In Dickinson’s” Much Madness is Divinest Sense” the people who go against the social normality are shunned or disapproved…

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  • Sadie And Maud, By Gwendolyn Brooks

    played a huge role in understanding why do humans behave and accomplish goals some that are very adventurous and against a human’s comfort zone. Literature reflects on human 's nature and pulls at their instinct to be adventurous and go against their comfort zone of a normal life to do something extraordinary. Two examples of pieces of literature that show off people that accept the call to adventure while other folks do not ,is the New York Times Article, “A Private Dance? Four Million Web…

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  • Smith Academy Reflection

    This past Thursday I visited the Smith Academy for Excellence and was surprised at how the school worked to help the boys learn best. We learned that most of the boys come from a poverty stricken neighborhood with many family problems. Along with this, a majority of the students were African American but there were also a few Caucasians and Latinos. The age/grade range of the boys is from second grade up until twelfth. They are extremely proud that this is the first year they will have a…

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  • Analysis Of The Movie The Pursuit Of Happyness

    How does one achieve a status of pure happiness? Is it having all the money in the world to spend? Is it being able to spend time with friends, family, and loved ones? Is it winning a championship title game? There is no one true answer that could possibly answer this ideal question. However, in the 2006 biographical drama film, The Pursuit of Happyness directed by Gabriele Muccino, happiness is practically non-existent for the case of salesman, Chris Gardner (played by Oscar nominated…

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  • How Does Transcendentalism Affect Society

    Brook Farm included farmland and a school. The main goal of Brook Farm was to strengthen the intellectuality of its residents while balancing labor, literacy, and leisure. They took on “a deeper commitment to socialist experimentation” (Robinson). Each member of the community had a specific job or skill that they would provide. If someone liked farm labor, they would do that. The Brook Farmers were allowed to switch jobs and often did to escape monotonous work. To keep everyone equal, pay for…

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  • Young Frankenstein By Gene Wilder: Article Analysis

    me as a personal fan of Gene Wilder. Written with compassion and empathy, this piece makes the audience wants to participate and find out more about who Gene Wilder was. Overall, it is an informative article. Daniel Lewis, really honors Gene Wilder 's memory and instead of focusing on his death, is celebrating his life. The reader has a better grasp of the life of gene wilder as a comedian, a person, an author, a husband, a father and a wonderfully gifted actor who will definitely be missed. …

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  • Country Music Superstar: Garth Brooks

    I. Country Music Superstar Troyal Garth Brooks better known as Garth Brooks. Has an interesting story in the music industry, starting at a young age Garth sang to perform and always had to be the center of attention. Garth has a huge love for family and friends; the music was just a voice. Nemours albums and music awards made Brooks the king of country music. Who was Garth behind the mic, besides a performer? Looking in his past, present, and future where Garth unleashes stories of childhood,…

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  • The Pursuit Of Happiness Film Analysis

    who is unable to support and stabilize his living condition is the definition of being homeless; although he felt unappreciated by the people around him, he tried his best to overcome difficulties and determine to pursue his dream. Gardner ambition, along with his charisma and personality earns the trust of several people who signed contracts with the brokerage firm. The film shows Gardner, as the black face protagonist who endured many hardships. A different twist to seeing the protagonist…

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  • A Song In The Front Yard Poem Analysis

    the smells, and give the quiet pages sound. Such is true in the poems “The Lanyard” by Billy Collins and “A Song in the Front Yard” by Gwendolyn Brooks. These poets allow the reader to feel and see the thoughts of the speakers through their descriptive verses. The speakers of these works are of different ages, one an adult and one a child. The common bond between the two are childhood. The speakers of the…

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