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  • The Sherman Brothers

    “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” and “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” all have in common? They were all co-written by Richard and Robert Sherman (Kamp). While Robert Sherman died a few years ago, Richard is still alive. But without Robert, Richard would not be where he is today. So to start out, the Sherman brothers were the sons of the famous Tin Pan Alley singer Al Sherman (Harvey). This means Richard and Robert both grew up with music being a big part of their lives. During his college years, Richard wanted to compose music while Robert wanted to be a writer. Their father dared them to collaborate a pop song together, which they did (Harvey). This was a good thing for their father…

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  • Sherman Alexie Father

    Sherman Alexie Sherman Alexie was born to write. Being brought into this world with a heart wrenching disease, having alcoholic parents, and a surgery that could have possibly made it impossible for him to transfer his deep and poetic thoughts into words. However, Sherman was able to overcome all the medical cases, and climb the mountain of success. He is now able to put all of his dreams and experiences into the process of writing incredible stories. Sherman Alexie uses his rough upbringing,…

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  • Super Man And Me Analysis

    What does reading do to you? How does it do it? Why does it do it? In Sherman Alexie’s narrative “Super Man and Me” he explains how reading saved his life. Alexie explains the many ways how it can also save other people’s lives. Alexie’s theme of his narrative is not only trying to save his own life but his families’ lives too. Some ways he created that theme is by using metaphors like, superman breaking down doors, seeing the world in paragraphs, and him trying to save his life. Alexie’s…

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  • P. L Travers

    Walking into the theatre space at the Jewish Community center in Louisville felt very like entering a high school gym doubling as a playing space. It was Mach 16th, the opening night of Center Stage’s production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s musical Mary Poppins. The musical was based on the stories of P. L. travers and the Walt Disney film, with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The book was written by Julian Fellows, and new songs and additional music…

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  • Sherman Alexie Indian Analysis

    In this book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, he writes about a boy name Arnold, who was born on the Spokane Indian reservation, with several medical problems. Also, he was bullied by everyone in the Indian reservation except his best friend Rowdy. Arnold always wanted to receive a better education then what he learn from the Indian reservation so he leaves the rez to attend an all-white school in town which he make that hard choice but to leave the…

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  • Part Time Indian Friendships

    Ever imagined life without a best friend? Or a friend in general for that matter? It would be hard right? In the book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Arnold goes through some difficult times in his life, that would have been considerably harder, without his new and old friendships. These friendships gave him safety, belonging and self acceptance. In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie, uses experiences in Arnold’s life to illustrate that friendship…

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  • Analysis Of The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian And Smoke Signals

    While in the process of writing, authors often mirror themes in each of their publications. Sherman Alexie, author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and co-producer of Smoke Signals, demonstrates this technique through the aforementioned works by introducing topics such as family relationships, identity crises, the power of friendships, alcoholism, and the inevitability of death in both storylines. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian reveals the story of a young…

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  • Reservation Blues Analysis

    Reservation Blues A common theme in both “If 6 was 9” and Jimi Hendrix Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie, is those perceived to be different are denounced by others around them. This is seen by Coyote Springs, a Spokane band originating from the Northwest. As Coyote Springs struggles to rise into stardom, they face many challenges. Faced with exotification and exploration of their own culture as well as alienation from their own tribe, the band continues to push forth and create music on…

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  • What It Means To Say Thomas

    Can expressing your feelings hurt others? Hatred is shown very often. And it can lead to many problems. Hate can be shown in different ways. Hate is a strong word and people can hurt others by their actions. The reason behind it is that people want to show feelings and emotions but they don’t realize that they contribute to and escalate to racism, violence, war, discrimination, etc. When one feels hatred, everything wrong that one does makes them believe they’re doing the right thing. Those…

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  • Coyote And Buffalo, Retold By Mourning Dove

    In “The Summer of Black Widows” by Sherman Alexie, There are many humorous stories from a time when there was a bad spider infestation. There are stories of people opening closets and having spiders fall into their hair, people finding spiders in their cereal boxes, firewood, in their pockets and plenty of other places. The poem also refers to spiders as stories, showing how the spiders and their stories were basically one in the same to the tribe. This can initially be confusing and can take…

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