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    Mask Observation Report

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    After VW I ended, I was on a roll! Using the open mic had been going awesome! Excitement about using the mask was followed by a bit of anxiety. Initially, I was under the impression that getting used to and adapting to the mask would be easy. It was with great ease I was able to set up the mask with my laptop and DNS. One of the 1st things I dictated was my Week 1 discussion post. The mask was working well with Dragon and seemed to be hearing me. One of the 1st obvious challenges that I faced with the mask was breathing and getting used to the feel of it on my face. For me, through some trial and error, I discovered the best way to take in a deep breath; is to lift the mask downwards, so that my nose is exposed and take in a deep, silent breath. That took some getting used to. If I took a breath to loud or made any other noise, sometimes Dragon would pick up an extra letter, which would appear after I finished a sentence. At times, focusing too much on my breathing caused me to lose focus on what I was hearing and I am still working on that. A fellow student suggested; making a fish face before applying the mask and that seems to work great. This tip was definitely beneficial because by making that face, enough skin was in the mask and that made enunciation a bit easier. As the weeks progressed, I did start to feel some frustration. I was, still am and will continue, to do a lot of training with the mask. I came to the realization, that training this new voice…

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    VWII Reflection

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    I was very anxious and motivated to start VWII. After VWI, I was on a roll! Everything was going great with the open mic and I was slowly but surely getting comfortable with Dragon. I was excited to get started with the voice mask. Initially, I was under the impression that getting used to and adapting to the mask would be easy. I set everything up with ease and one of the 1st things that I dictated was my Week 1 discussion post. The mask was working well with Dragon and seemed to be…

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    by Mark Twain, Huck and Jim escape civilization together to float down to freedom on the Mississippi river. The river has its good times and bad ones to, but Huck pushes through like a good friend would. He also meets his childhood friend Tom but ultimately leaves all of this to go out west. Friendship plays a very important role; Huck develops many new friendships throughout the text including those with Jim, a runaway slave, Huck’s friend Tom Sawyer, from a previous book The Adventures of Tom…

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    various authors use character development and unique writing/plot devices to demonstrate that people change, especially as they grow and mature. Although it is the sixth-most frequently banned book in the United States, Huckleberry Finn gives an admirable message to all readers: one can change who they are based on one’s own philosophies and ideas, just like Huck Finn throughout the novel. At the beginning of the book, Huck assimilates to the ideas of those around him (like Tom Sawyer’s cruelty…

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    In 1831, at the age of twelve, Walt Whitman began working for his local newspaper. He soon fell in love with the written word and started writing his own poetry (“Poet Walt Whitman”). Fast forward to the turn of the 20th century, and Whitman has already made a name for himself as one of America’s most influential poets. Two of Whitman’s most esteemed works are “O Captain! My Captain!”, written in 1865 to reflect on Abraham Lincoln's death, and “O Me! O Life!”, written in 1891 to contemplate…

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    The poem “anyone lived in a pretty how town” by E.E. Cummings describes the life of a man who the townspeople do not care for because they obsess over improving their own lives with insignificant objects. The man lives, falls deeply in love, and eventually surrenders to death. Yet, the townspeople pay no attention to his death because they “are busy folk,” running around infatuated with things that do not matter (line 27). Little do they know that death will soon take them also. E. E. Cummings,…

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    While Cummings started writing poetry at a young age, his first self published work was an autobiography. The Enormous Room was published in 1922 and contained Cummings’ experiences in jail during WWI. His next work, Tulips and Chimneys,was published in 1923 and contained numerous short poems. Cummings published more poems at around that time. (Biography.com). Cummings’ next work was the play Him, which was performed by the Provincetown Players in 1927. Then, he wrote Eimi in 1933, which was…

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    Ee Cummings Research Paper

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    work shape their careers and are almost always influenced by their backgrounds or experiences that changed their lives. During high school, E.E. Cummings was educated in what was thought to be “the last generation to be educated in precisely this manner” (Docherty) of a “sound classical education” that resulted in him adopting many poetic strategies. E.E. Cummings then attended Harvard University where he was introduce to the avant-garde writers of Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. These two…

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    E. E. Cummings lived from October 14,1894, to September 3, 1962. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was encouraged by his parents to develop his creative gifts. He first started writing poems at the young age of eight. Between then and age twenty two, Cummings wrote a poem a day, experimenting with many traditional forms of poetry. Cummings studied Latin and Greek at the Cambridge Latin High School, and then went to Harvard University. He first started writing modern poetry at…

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    Throughout history, human civilizations have been built on conforming to social norms. Likewise, there have always been individuals, throughout history, who have ventured outside of those norms, many times to the dismay or even apathy of their respectively societies. E.E. Cummings’ “anyone lived in a pretty how town,” is perfect example of how individualism is viewed in a conformist society, as well as sheds light on the poet’s own views of conformity. Although conforming to social norms is how…

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