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    “Hey Dumdum,” she responded with a smile? Greeting each other normally? No arguing, swearing or dirty looks? Dumdum? Smiling at him? These two sure do seem to be on good terms today. Something must be wrong. I touched my hand on Tia now wrinkled up forehead to check her temperature. It seems she doesn’t have a fever. “What are you doing?” “Making sure you aren’t sick.” “Why would I be sick? I’m here in class.” “Every time you’re in a ten-foot radius of him, there’s always a giant clash and yet today you two are acting like two civilized classmates. What gives?” “We just decided to try and get alone for your sake.” “I didn’t agree to it, but she’s forcing herself, so I really don’t have a choice,” Tre shrugged, concentrating on his etch a sketch… Wait, where did he get that…

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    She’s learning how to put expression into her art and make it her own. The image in her mind is changing, becoming something more realistic. The first time she feels good about a tree she draws is when she says, “I sketch a cubist tree with hundreds of skinny rectangles for branches. They look like lockers, boxes, glass shards, lips with triangle brown leaves” (119). This is the moment when Melinda specifically makes references to her own life. The lockers represent the school and the glass…

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    Wallwork Day

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    Both of them turn bright red, thinking that they were only making fools of themselves in front of me. Out of the two, Katherine turned the brightest shade of red and started yelling “How’s the bean dip? Can someone tell me how the bean dip is?” We aren’t eating any right then but it 's something she only says when she’s embarrassed. Cole laughs at her and asks what we are doing again. At this point all work is forgotten so we said we aren’t doing much. He brings out his laptop and plays a song…

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    Bob Holmy Research Paper

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    They made their first television show together, Vic Reeves Big Night Out in 1989. The television show stayed true to the nightclub act's variety show format, with various acts on display from physical comedy to childish banters. Later they created a one-off pilot for a sitcom ‘The Weekenders’ in 1992. And then in 1993 they created ‘The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer’ and Shooting Stars, a comedy panel show that ran for five series. In 1999 they appeared in another sketch comedy show called, ‘Bang…

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    Phillis’ poems were usually about Christianity and slavery. “...Poems on various subjects, religious and moral…”-Bio.com. Washington was a short story author that was usually writing fictional stories with nonfictional characters. “...The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.”-Bio.com. Both authors had an interesting way of writing. Phillis was taught everything she knew from slave owners and that family, which she became a part of their family. So her writing was much different considering her…

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    Rip Van Winkle as a Romantic Hero Rip Van Winkle is a short story written by Washington Irving which follows a lazy farmer named Rip, who enjoys helping everyone besides himself and his wife. Rip wanders off into the mountains one day and falls asleep, only to awaken after twenty years have passed. The author endows Rip with various characteristics that portray him as a Romantic Hero. Some of these qualities include being child-like and innocent, disliking women, and going on a journey in…

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    Journalist Linda Ellerbee, once stated, "People are pretty much alike. It 's only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities." People do not realize how similar they are until they determine what they have in common. We can see that people accept our differences because our differences make us who we are. Linda Ellerbee 's statement reminded me of the main characters in the stories "The Devil and Tom Walker" and "Rip Van Winkle". Tom and Rip are two…

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    Have you ever thought what it would be like to live in a fantasy world or to a part of your favorite fictional book? Many people think that these fake worlds would be better than reality. There are so many characteristics in these stories that make us find it more appealing. Whether it be the unique characters or magical events. A lot of these characteristics we like about stories appear in American myths. All of the main characteristics of an American myth can be found in Washington Irving’s…

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    History of New York, was published (Hart 321). He searched the memories of his childhood for odd facts he had once encountered to infuse his humor of Governor Wouter Van Twiller into History of New York rambling, “Who ever hears of a fat man heading a riot, or herd together in turbulent mobs?” He later thrived off the state of depression he suffered after the death of his beloved wife, Matilda Hoffman (Johnston 107). Irving’s mind was constantly owned by thoughts of his late wife’s presence.…

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    Washington Irving’s character Rip Van Winkle was a man looking to escape his troubles. When he escaped he slept for twenty years. During his sleep wars were won and lost, a new country was formed and people moved on from their memory of him. Rip Van Winkle’s town, townspeople, and house changed physically and politically while he stayed in the past during his sleep. His sleep demonstrates Irving’s idea of escapism. Irving writes how Rip Van Winkle wanted to escape due to his troubles. Before…

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