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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 beginning or a symbol of hope, but it is the opposite of its homonym, “mourning,” which is usually attached to grief or sorrow. House is the last word of the title which represents a special place of the past. Also, as mentioned in the first stanza, lines two and three, “You understand: there is no house, there is no breakfast,” the speaker revealed that the house is non-existent it is only a metaphor, but the speaker has a desire to go back as stated in the last line of the first stanza “yet here I am.” In the second stanza an imagery was used to deliver the message of how powerful the fire was that it was able to melt the spoon and that would range over 1000 degrees Celsius stating that “the spoon which was melted scrapes against the bowl which was melted also.” The tremendous power of fire signifies all the changes that occurred in the life of the speaker and how similar change is to fire, once it is burned it can never be returned to what it was before. The spoon and the bowl after…

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    “It’s okay,” Joe said. “I can't imagine not smelling cow shit every morning anyway. It’s soothing.” We started laughing until we were both standing there looking at the other, crying. It was the first time Joe and I had spoken that deeply about being an Albert— what it meant and what it felt like. We crumbled at the same time and sat by the wheelbarrow and wiped at our tears and sweat, the liquids hard to tell apart. I ran my palms over the dry grass in the field like it was water, inviting and…

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    Jordion Research Paper

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    Have you ever dreamed about creating your own utopia just the way you like it? A utopia is your idea of a perfect world. If i had a chance create my own utopia i would name it Jordion. My utopia might be perfect to me, but no where near perfect to someone else. My utopia would have an Confederate Democracy. A group of powerful people, called guardians, would make all of the major decisions in my utopia. Guardians are a group of maybe 15 to 25 officials in the community that have just…

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    As children we are dominated by our uncontrollable desires, we lead a life determined by the id until we are assimilated into the surrounding world. Then this world, the environment surrounding a child, defines the code by which that person will live their life by. The concept of private and open is created, and as the world expands outside of the confines of the routines of an adolescent, the person begins to categorize what is assigned to the interior of their house and what is acceptable for…

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    • The facts that explain why you are concerned: Well, English is my 2nd language, and I’m re-taking this course (English 102) for the second time. I’ve been working hard in this class in order to pass it, but unfortunately, I couldn’t make it. Yes, I’ve gotten a couple of zeros on quizzes, which is my fault. And that one time where I didn’t know that we (students) aren’t allowed to use their own papers that they had before on a repeated class. I’ve been going to the writing center in almost…

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    When a catastrophe strikes, people that are not prepared often find that their survival instincts will kick in, and this makes them start to consider doing things that they normally wouldn 't do just to be able to live. Unfortunately, this means that they will be willing to attack others who took the time to prepare, so they can get their supplies or steal their form of shelter. Because of this, it is essential that people plan ways that they can protect themselves and their supplies ahead of…

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    French Resistence Quotes

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    Part seven, Prompt eight A common theme throughout the novel, French resistence, was especially demonstrated in part seven. Etienne joins alongside Marie-Laure to oppose the Nazi party’s occupation in France. They work together to oppose the Facist regime in every way possible. Through several small actions, sending radio broadcasts to fellow allies, they take major steps towards ultimately defeating the German soldiers. “He says, “The war that killed your grandfather killed sixteen million…

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    My G Mama Research Paper

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    My g’ma and papa had a dream to move to the country and retire; so they bought 10 acres, cleared it and lived there. My papa was a hardworking man, so he never actually retired. By day, he built custom cages and bred exotic birds; at night he worked as a prison guard. I spent every summer with my grandparents. After my papa left for work, my g’ma would make hot cocoa; then we would sit on the covered porch he’d built for her, sometimes for hours, and talk about everything. It was so peaceful,…

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    When first beginning to read this novel the reader may think that Jacob’s grandfather, Abe, must be utterly insane, but in actuality Abe has been trying to tell his whole family the unbelievably true stories from his past. The reader might also think that Jacob lives an incredibly average life, but this novel never fails to prove the reader wrong. In the beginning of this novel Jacob Portman tells the reader that in his younger years he used to idolize his grandfather, Abe Portman. Abe Portman…

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    Dehumanization In Beloved

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    How does the past events in one’s life affect him/herself and his/her actions? In the novel, Beloved by Toni Morrison, the protagonist, Sethe, is forced to undergo a scarring experience from the events that occurred while being enslaved. After being sent to Sweet Home, the feeling of oppression and abuse from the violent and destructive acts affects Sethe to the point where she ends up making an irreversible decision. Morrison uses Sethe’s act in murdering her child and the effects of that event…

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