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    and we were going volunteering in Burnaby. With the help of my grandpa and screenshots of the google map directions we reached our volunteering location without any problems. The triathlon, for which we were volunteering, was at a very isolated area and the only thing close by was a recreation centre which was closed for some reason. We took the risk for allowing our grandpa to go back home because the triathlon was for the the whole day. We thought to ourselves how hard could it possibly be to go back home and so my grandpa decided to leave. The whole day went by and we faced no problems while volunteering however the sun was pointing at our faces for the entire time. The little kids participating in the triathlon ran to the finish line while tripping and falling and running in opposite directions while we helped guide them towards the right direction. The triathlon was a success and my cousin and I started to head our way back home. Now that we knew our grandpa was not there to to help us we had to carefully follow the directions. I remember pulling out my iPod to look at the directions and to my surprise it only had twenty percent battery left. I had a dinky flip phone which had no data and my mom had given it to me for her satisfaction to call and check on us. It was not long when we realized that the google map directions seemed impossible to understand. We walked towards the main road and looked around to see where our bus stop was and to the left we saw…

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    The Devil in the White City is written by Erik Larson, an author that takes historical events but instead of just explaining the events, he leaves his readers at the edge of their seats, wanting more, and explains gaps that are left in history regarding the events of this book. This book is set during the World's Columbian Exposition or better known as the World’s Fair of 1893. The book is based on two men that are on the opposite side of the spectrum in society: Daniel Burnham, the architect of…

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    Fujimoto’s Serpentine Pavilion is grey. He expanded the component arbitrary, and the transparency turn to opaque by stake the components. The transparency of the building also is changing when your personal perspective changes. Otherwise, the component could expand to anywhere, the building is an endless grey space which is created by the Irrational Tectonic. Irrational Tectonic is not efficiency… Not like rational tectonic pursuing maximum value of space, Irrational Tectonic don’t care about…

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    Irrational Tectonic is not efficiency. Not like rational tectonic pursuing maximum commercial value of space, Irrational Tectonic doesn’t care about the commercial value of space, which is enclosed by itself, it’s more like a representation of architect’s ideal world. No skyscraper allows Irrational Tectonic because it would reduce the space but increase the difficulty of construction. UK Pavilion for Shanghai world expo 2010 is no model of “efficiency” because of its Irrational thick wall,…

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    The poem moves forward again as the line 3 starts with “Everything moved.” You break out of the surreal moment when the author creates the setting and admiring the area then all of a sudden you break out of your reverie when the poem continues with the words “Everything moved.” The natural order of plants moving and flowing to the wind. The feeling of things being normal with everything moving and no sooner does everything start, there is stillness again as the poem continues with “a bell hung…

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    In “Morning in the Burned House,” Margaret Atwood suggests that when recalling the past there is a tendency for a person to desire dwelling in the past instead of living in the present, therefore there must be a destructive force in order to reinforce reality and continue progress. The author of the poem carefully chose the title as it reveals a lot about the entire meaning of the poem. Atwood used words such as morning, burned, and house in the title. Morning might be a connotation of a new…

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    interest that probably rooted from her father’s occupation as a linguistic professor. Chin humorously uses a hyperbole in order to lightly brag about the brain of Chloe in Stanza 2, “However, even though Chin spoke so highly of Nguyen’s intellect, as the poem begins to shift it makes the reader question if Chloe wanted to be seen as the stereotype of a “Smart Asian.” As Chloe grows up in Marilyn’s poem, the reader starts to notice that Chloe has experienced dissatisfaction going on in her life.…

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    Rhetorical Analysis of Truman Capote’s “Nancy’s Bedroom” In the passage, “Nancy’s Bedroom” from the novel, In Cold Blood, the author, Truman Capote, creates a vivid description of Nancy’s bedroom to help the reader connect with Nancy. Capote portrays a descriptive view of her bedroom to convey her personality. He uses many rhetorical strategies to create a feeling of sorrow and reveals the femininity and innocence of young Nancy Clutter. He uses figurative language throughout the passage to…

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    actually were going to change once I got on that plane. My first real awakening was in line for a routine security check when the man in front of me spoke on…

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    The Analysis of the Three Poems “My Papa’s Waltz”, “My Father’s Hats” and “Those Winter Sundays” are poems which are real exciting and express the love of fathers towards their kids. In these poems they describe to us the friendship between children and their fathers. The poem “My Papa’s Waltz” explains how a young boy was dancing waltz music with his drunken father. The young son appeared to enjoy having fun with his father while dancing despite the fact that he kept on chafing his ear on his…

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