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    In the poem, “George Gray,” Edgar Lee Masters demonstrates the theme of regret versus courage through symbolism. For example, a strong use of the literary device, symbolism, is displayed when the narrator states, “The marble which was once chiseled for me -” (2). In this statement, the marble represents the author’s tombstone, which was set in stone from the start. Masters is trying to portray his regret within the choice of fulfilling a meaningless life. In addition, another example resembling the use of personification through a symbolic statement when the author writes, “Sorrow knocked at my door, but I was afraid; Ambition called to me, but I dreaded the chances,” (7-8). In this piece of literature, sorrow knocking at his door represents…

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    sleeping on the hill,” these words by Edgar Lee Master set the stage for a beautifully written and insightful piece of literature. Every epitaph is written with its own personality and motif. These different motifs are; regret, peace through death, guilt, life, and equality. With many of the epitaphs being about death, many of the people in the epitaphs look back with regret. With a large portion of the poems being about regret, there are some that show the theme much better than others.…

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    The Poem Minerva Jones

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    From the Spoon River Anthology, the poem "Minerva Jones" by Edgar Lee Masters, in the epitaph, the speaker introduced a woman named Minerva Jones who is a poetess. Assuming by the speaker, "Hooted at, jeered at by the Yahoos of the street" Minerva Jones is not quite admired by folks, she is mocked and insulted by others. It is indisputable that Minerva Jones had a rocky relationship with others. Throughout the text, the speaker not only discusses but mentions others involved in her tragic…

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    In the poem "Minerva Jones", by Edgar Lee Masters talks about how Minerva Jones died in the hands of a doctor. People hooting at her while she walks down the street. Minerva Jones is describe as a heavy body, cocked-eye, and rolling walk girl. What i learned about this individual was that she was named called for just walking down the streets. The people she talks about are the people who were hooting at her and the doctor that they left her with. She was left on her own fate with a doctor name…

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    Love,Life, And Liberty “A discussion on the theme of life in, Spoon River Anthology” There are many reasons and themes in spoon river. The 3 poems I picked had many life events that would go hand in hand in what happens in life of present day. My favorite 3 was Constance Hately, Kindsey Keene, and Benjamine Lantier. All of these poems were about important life events. Some were very good others were very poor. In all of these poems they prove what life is like and how beautiful but also go…

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    Kylin Munger Intro to Literature Poetry Analysis Due: 2-23-18 Poetry Analysis: “Daddy” and “How Do I Love Thee” Sylvia Plath was an author in the Modern Era in which she wrote her poem entitled “Daddy” (Plath). In her poem, Plath reflects the Modern Era in which her attitude and words convey the relationship she had with her father. The second author, Elizabeth Barrett Browning with her poem, “How Do I Love Thee” (Barrett Browning) was a poet in the Victorian Era. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s…

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    The Time I Got Stitches The worst thing that’s happened to me in my life was the time I had to get stitches. It was the summer of 2012. The weather was warm, but the wind was blazing. My cousin and I, who happened to live next door to each other in our old apartments were playing volleyball in the middle of the street, while our family were in the house hanging out. The ball we used was not hard so it could move with the wind. There were another set of apartments which everyone called the…

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    Slavery In Segu

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    Even though the master tried to denied that it was their child you can tell by their skin tone. In Sira’s case which she is the mother of Siga, due to the fact that Dousika got horny when he’d seen her. As stated in the story “Siga’s mother was only a captive whom Dousika must have lain with one day, aroused by the tightness of her skirt over her buttock” (p. 30). Which indicates that a slave women was obligated to give up the rights to their bodies, and couldn’t refuse intercourse on an account…

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    Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss M.D. is a persuasive documentation of reincarnation, the past-life, and the afterlife. This book recounts the true story of the author, Brian Weiss, and his experience with reincarnation. He is a prominent American psychiatrist who is married and has two children. He heals his young patient, Catherine, with past-life therapy. In 1966, Brian Weiss graduated Columbia University with a Phi Beta Kappa (Honors), magna cum laude (means "with great praise"). In…

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    Submission Analysis

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    reflect your nature at all times. First, as a submissive, there is beauty, grace and dignity in that. Be pleasing because you want to be pleasing, you want to be found pleasing, and you want to please those around you. Show your beauty in everything you do. It’s easy to be a submissive when all goes well, it is the greater submissive, the beautiful submissive that can be pleasing when everything around her is against her. You must believe in the idea that all are not created the same and that…

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