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    From the moment Don McLean’s song “American Pie” entered the public’s collective consciousness, it became an instant classic. The complexity of the lyrics has been the subject of debate and discussion for more than four decades and remains an integral part of American history and culture. In “American Pie,” McLean’s continuous use of metaphor, change in time period after each chorus, and recurring symbol equating music to happiness create a song indicative of the societal and political conflicts of the ‘50s and ‘60s in America. Throughout the entire song, McLean uses metaphors in a way that has left listeners confused as to the true meaning of the song since it came out. Even the chorus, with its mention of “Miss American Pie,” is a metaphor (16). Long believed to be the name of the plane that crashed on February 3, 1959, killing Buddy Holly, the rumor has been confirmed as false. Miss American Pie symbolizes the ‘50s version of the American Dream, which deteriorated and disappeared into the ‘60s. McLean later describes himself, saying “I was a lonely teenage broncin’ buck / With a pink carnation and a pickup truck” (31-32). He describes himself as a wild teen stuck in the ‘50s, pining after a ‘60s girl. He is “out of luck” because she has moved on to the next decade, and what brought him…

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    I walked with stiff pie-encrusted legs. I was on my way to work from McKinley high school. The scene of the crime, where the miniature cherry pie took flight from Jessica Rabanne's lunch tray (and landed on my favorite jeans) to even further deepen my hatred for that lip-gloss-wearing beast. Now, I wouldn’t be so salty if she had apologized instead of complaining about the fact that her pie came into contact with my thigh. As tragic as it was, I didn’t have time to go home and change after…

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    “I'm so sorry, Margaret,” I said, extending my arms so the pie’s warmth and smell floated below her nose. “I know it’s not enough, but I hope it’s worth something.” I imagined Margaret thinking of all the hours I spent comforting her until she was strong enough to move on with her life. She had to forgive me, I thought, because friendship couldn’t expire from actions that weren’t even mine. She only blinked, as if I hadn't said a word. I felt like a fool. I looked at my shoes— brown Birkenstocks…

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    The sweet pumpkin pie, the tart apple pie, and of course, the rich, chocolate ice-cream topped off the amazing meal. I glanced from face to face, privately thanking God for each family member. There were smiles everywhere, from my brother's mischievous grin, to my grandmother's heartwarming smile. I looked around the room at the decorations I had helped my mother put up. Pictures of pumpkins, still up from last Halloween, hung next to Christmas wreathes and holly. In the center of the…

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    at least well enough to order pie in a way that will not have people passing judgment on their mental stability). The themes within and story behind the book from which the poem is taken, Sky Burial, offers further clues. The manic young woman may very be struggling to cope with loss. Her world has come crashing down around her and she feels between worlds. She is traumatised, possibly grieving, and her pure, concentrated emotions all run together at the surface of a…

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    and explain why this pastry is my favorite. While writing my body paragraphs I will go back and make sure my thesis statement is still connected with the body paragraphs I have provided. My thesis statement would be as follows: Pies are the best type of pastries because they come in all different flavors, sizes, and grandmothers are known to be chefs when it comes to making pies. In my first body paragraph I would talk about the different flavors pies come in. Pies can have very unique flavors…

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    Apple Pie Vs Mud Pie

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    There are many similarities between the Mud Pie, and the Apple Pie. There are pretty big differences, and small insignificant differences. The Apple Pie is different from the Mud Pie in many ways. One way that the Apple Pie is different from the Mud Pie is the Apple pie is meant to be eaten, however the Mud Pie can be eaten although it is not advised. Another difference between the two is, the Apple Pie also tastes good, and the Mud Pie doesn’t taste good, although it really depends on your…

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    Hershey's Pie

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    The slice if the pie in is about the Hershey pies at Burger King. its purposes is to try and make you buy the pie from them. The you can take it home and have wonder like you have never had before. I can not believe I did not eat this sooner I did not know what I was missing out on. Although the product started a while a go with Reese’s and Butterfingers but out lasted them and they have now brought back Reese’s, but for how long will it be back. Now of days the pie is only one of the many…

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    Cathero Pie

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    On Every Thanksgiving, My mom makes a wonderful sweet potato pie. This tradition was passed from my mom's uncle and it was passed on to him from his grandmother. The sweet potato pie we make unfortunately it doesn't look as good as it tastes and smells. The pie is not your traditional pie, it is a southern style sweet potato Casserole. It is made with a medium sized white glass bowl.We start by putting a layer of buttered pie crust at the bottom,then add the other ingredients like yams, sugar,…

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    Shepherd's Pie Analysis

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    also make your own gravy). Add gravy to meat. Stir in corn. At this point you can add other vegetables of your choice as well. Preheat broiler to high. Fill a small rectangular casserole with meat and corn mixture. Spoon potatoes over meat evenly. Top potatoes with grated cheese and broil 6 to 8 inches from the heat until potatoes are evenly browned. This recipe is how to make basic shepherd’s pie. Shepherd’s pie is a delicious combination of foods mixed together to form a dish for the whole…

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