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    You’ll notice that in the second part of the first verse, Lynyrd Skynyrd takes a direct shot at the Canadian musician – “Well I heard mister Young sing about her [Alabama]. Well, I heard ole Neil put her [Alabama] down. Well, I hope Neil Young will remember, a Southern man don't need him around anyhow”. Those who identify as white southerners have been largely labeled as uneducated, racist, closed-minded, and stricken with poverty. Much of this is attributed to the generalization of southerners from the post-Civil War era: the belief that every white southerner must have the exact same morals, beliefs, and background, especially with the feeling towards different races. The intense public criticism has proved to ignite an explosive response from white southerners. I think that feeling by Skynyrd is displayed in the verse shown above. The lyrics of "Sweet Home Alabama" do take Young to task for bashing the entire South as racist in his songs "Southern Man" and "Alabama”. Feeling like Neil Young was ragging on the South as a whole, the first verse of the song reinforces that theory that white southerners resent the generalization of racism in the South, thus the rise of southern defiant pride is higher than ever…

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    the fire. The child has this ability...The man carries the fire only in a secondary sense: he carries the child” (8). In addition, when Papa is dying, the boy begs to take him together but Papa encourage him to be alive. For his last words, Papa tells his son: You cant. You have to carry the fire. I dont know how to. Yes you do. Is it real? The fire? Yes it is. Where is it? I dont know where it is. Yes you do. It’s inside you. It was always there. I can see it. (McCarthy 278-9) The…

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    care for Maggie, and the first one to talk to Maggie and encourage her. Scrap took out the old dusty speed bag to give to Maggie. Heart is the old speed bag. He is regularly sitting on the side of the ring nicely giving Maggie advice on boxing, telling her to move her feet. One late night in the gym Maggie was training hard and Scrap told her to shower and change as they were going out to get food on her birthday. He even surprisingly suggested to Maggie that she might want to find a different…

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    Gabriel Garcia Marquez uses the treatment of strangers in his stories to point out that many characters are treated based on their physical appearances, even if we never discover their true personalities. In Marquez’s short story, “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” the character that the story is based around is a very attractive man, but we are not aware of his personality or even his name, but people still seem to admire him because of his physical traits. “Fascinated by his huge size…

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    Many authors use figurative language is different ways and with different word usage, but how and why do authors use figurative language? What is the proper way to use them, when should they be used, and what is the difference of books that use it, and the ones that do not? In “The Old Man And The Sea” written by Ernest Hemingway, many types of figurative language are used throughout the book such as alliteration, similes, and personification, and all of them are used to describe the things that…

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    What if you were a serial killer? You hunt down your prey and suck the life out of your victims, while eradicating all evidence leading to your discovery. But what if you handed in the evidence and let yourself be discovered? Well, it’s your choice, so it’s up to you. Choose wisely. In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” shows us such a character. The narrator is known to be a madman, yet he does not think so. He meets an old man that he dearly loves, but because he has a…

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    Handsomest Drowned Man

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    In Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s short story, “The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World,” village women and men care for a drowned man who washed up from the sea. The drowned man later becomes a symbol of greatness for men, women, and children of the village. The effect the drowned man has on the village relates to a theme of the short story: namely, that people have an inherent need to believe in something greater than themselves. Marquez conveys this theme by utilizing tactics such as setting,…

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    What did you just say he asked with a smirk slightly visible on his pale face. That was the greeting I received from my roommate on the first day of freshmen year at the ohio state university. I honestly didn’t understand what was so amusing so I repeated myself again to his amusement. What I would soon discover is that my roommate and many of the other students at OSU make snap decisions about my intelligence based on the way I speak being from southern Ohio meant I say things differently and…

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    weigh him down to the earth, these things represent his greed, which caused him to be cursed to wander the earth forevermore. Marley warns Scrooge about his greedy heart, telling him that if he doesn’t change his ways, Scrooge will never be at peace. After his warning, Marley tells Scrooge that he will have three more visitors, and then disappears, leaving the house quiet and empty as though he had never even been there. Scrooge then falls into a deep sleep, and wakes up to a child-faced…

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    1960's Fashion Trends

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    especially clothing. The Famous mod style was short of the modernist style and can be traced back to the suburban areas of Britain. The decade ushered in an attitude of anything goes and reflected the shifting politics of the day. The boutique clothing stores emerged in the 1960’s as “the happening” place to shop. They were fun and hip and young people felt more comfortable shopping there. Some of the fashion icons of this decade include Mary Quant, Jackie Kennedy and Twiggy. Mary Quant’s…

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