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  • Adele Adkins: The Meaning Behind Her Music

    family when Adele was only four years old. Evans remained in contact with her up until her teen years, he soon increased his alcohol intake and decreased their relationship (Editors). The most bone chilling part, almost brings tears to your eyes feeling comes from the deep, heartbreaking, and uplifting inspiration of her music. Adkins even loved to sing before the age of five! One of the first influences to sing were the spice girls. Adele has a spot on impersonation of each Spice Girls. After growing up more she gravitated towards the artists Mary J. Blige, Pink, and Destiny’s Child. Her life changed when she came across a collection of Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald records at a local shop. “There was no music heritage in our family” Adele told The Telegraph in 2008 interview. “Chart music was all I ever knew. So when I listed to the Etta and the Ella, it sounds so cheesy, but it was an awakening. I was like, oh, right, some people have proper longevity and are legends. I was so inspired that a fifteen year old, I was listening to music that had been made in the ‘40s” (Dolan). Adele’s first album “19” was named after her age, went on sale in 2008. The popular songs, “Chasing Pavements” and “Hometown Glory”. Adele was featured in a TV show called Saturday Night Live. The silly, hilarious, loved show was the most watched episode in fourteen years, with over seventeen million viewers. The album “19” went from the number forty-six on the Billboard to eleven out of two…

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  • Descriptive Christmas House Research Paper

    I say high to everyone and then walk back through the Sasquatch sized door and walk down the hall to the living room. As I enter the room I 'm greeted by a sweet citrusy pine smell that makes the setting complete. I sit down facing the tree looking beyond into the black abyss and twinkling lights. I pull out my grandpas fly fishing book like I do every year. I read the cover, “ The Complete Angler” by James Prosek. Every year I can never seem to finish the book but I get closer every year. This…

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  • Description Of The Groundhog Day

    That night, I went to bed and my mind was racing. Our plan was set in place. As the clock struck midnight, I quickly snuck out of bed and got dressed. I was so anxious. I wanted to be ready at a moment’s notice. It took less than two minutes to put on a thermal shirt, a sweater, jeans, and heavy wool socks. I laid on my bed, staring at the ceiling, counting down the minutes. At 12:50 on the dot, I heard muffled noises outside my window. I sat up and looked outside. There was James and his…

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  • Personal Narrative: Rasta Man's Cousin

    Rasta Man’s Cousin And Another Dream One day when I went out to get something to eat, I bumped into Rasta Man’s cousin. She told me that he had been asking about me and she asked if I wanted his number. I told her no. She was like girl, you better go ahead and get that money. I told her again no thanks. She was like I’m gonna tell him you acting funny. I just smiled and walked away. Weeks later after encountering Rasta Man’s cousin, I had a dream. I was awakened out of my…

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  • Soccer In America Speech

    teacher, Mr. James. I say, “Hello, Mr. James! Lucky day! Guess what? It’s me! Francisco!” Mr. James says, “Yes, I see that. Please sit down. It’s time for our very first test. You did do the pre-reading, right?” I say, “I did not do the pre-reading. Or the reading. Or the post reading. I did not do any reading at all because it is summer and that is just wrong.” He says, “Well. Here’s your test. It is fill-in-the-blank. Good luck. Please, sit down.” But I cannot sit down. It is not…

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  • Confidentiality Essay

    Mr. Wilson and I sit down to start his assessment. I explain what the assessment is for and confidentiality. We first start by obtaining personal information. He gives me his full name, his address, and talks about his wife who passed away. While talking about his wife I asked if he had other family members. Mr. Wilson told me he had a daughter and a pet dog. He told me he used to work as a farmer but know he just enjoys siting with his dog on the porch. I asked if he had any close Nabors…

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  • Pride And Pride In The Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst

    In the story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst a young child named Doodle, Formerly William Armstrong, is introduced who at first glance seems ordinary; however at a closer glance, he suffers from a rare disease that incapacitates him from daily activities. On the other hand, the narrator is Doodle’s brother, referred to as Brother, who simply wished for a brother who did not poorly represent himself. Unable to give in to the “humiliation”, Brother sets out to train his brother to reach the…

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  • Monroe's Second Inaugural Address Analysis

    Monroe’s second election went by without a hitch. Not wanting to embarrass the president, there was no nomination to run against Monroe in the Democratic-Republican Party, considering there would only be a handful of votes. The Federalist Party, almost all abandoned, also had no one to elect nor endorse. This allowed for James Monroe and his current Vice-President Tompkins to run unopposed. Monroe says in his Second Inaugural Address, “I shall not attempt to describe the grateful emotions which…

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  • Consequences Of The Alien And Sedition Acts

    well known victims of the Sedition law was a representative of Virginia, Matthew Lyon. He wrote a letter against president John Adams which stated, “unbounded thirst for ridiculous pomp, foolish, adulation, and self avarice” (The Alien and Sedition Acts) and this letter caused him to be imprisoned. In the Virginia Resolutions of 1798, Elliot 's Debates explained that government was not allowed all of that power, which was already stated in the Constitution and the Amendments and also that the…

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  • Imagery In John Updike's A & P And James Joyce

    Despite living in different time periods, John Updike 's "A&P" and James Joyce 's "Araby" share similar literary devices within the stories. Visual imagery and point of view are shared between both texts to describes characters mentally and psychically. While point of view is used to characterize the boy in each story, visual imagery is employed to describe the main girl. In Araby, these devices are used to exhibit the girl 's physical appearance and the boy 's mentality. Visual imagery and…

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