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    Daughter to the Sky A non-fiction essay as lived by Cinnamon Spear I was born a daughter to the sky. Vast expanses overhead have become my breath. My family and I would sit amongst prairie hills studded with pine trees, consuming countless sunsets. You could see for miles and miles. The sky would flow from a crisp blue to a subtler shade of purple. Passionate pinks and oranges would come just out of that finally resting upon a vibrant yellow source. I caught myself thinking once, “This looks exactly like a painting.” Yet, I was quick to remember that such a painting could only be based on what was right in front of me since Earth is the original artist. The lower the sun slipped, the more intense the colors became until the horizon swallowed the sun and yellow turned to orange. Slowly, the pink and purple would disappear and you were left with a velvety twilight. I held onto those sunsets as long as I could before fully embracing the black, sparkling sky. The stars were my heroes. After a bad day, you could go outside and lift your head to the cosmos to see them shining for you. After a good day, you could do the same and they would be right there celebrating with you. As a child, I thought we humans should be more like stars, supporting one another no matter what. I loved that every person in the world, no matter their color,…

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    I first saw Emily Carr’s paintings in a book of great Canadian artists within the library of my Ontario public school. In this book was the painting created in 1935 called Scorned as Timber, Beloved as the Sky. This painting depicts a tall tree rejected as being too spindly for good lumber that is left standing in clearcut forest against the feathered shimmering sky. The painting had a unusually quality that depicts a place that was impossible to go, yet to surrounds Canadian’s everyday the…

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    October Sky

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    October Sky is a movie by Joe Johnston that includes a character named Homer Hickam, a boy attending high school and has an interest for space and astronomy. This interest sparked from him seeing Sputnik launch into the sky. Although his dad doesn’t exactly believe in his interests, Homer still persists and follows his dream. That’s what our theme is-never give up on what you love doing. The start of his studies weren’t very easy. His first rockets went up a couple inches (at best), and his…

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    The Sky is Everywhere is a tragedy-romance novel that includes the thoughts and feelings of a young broken girl that has lost someone important in her life. The story’s author, Jandy Nelson, shows us all the ways she grieves over her loss, and how she handles living life with a piece taken out of her. Lennie, the main character of the book, is a junior in high school struggling to find ways to cope with the fact that her sister has just passed away. She has lived with her uncle and her grandma…

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    Draco is a constellation that is seen in the Northern Skies. He was first documented by a Greek astronomer by the name of Ptolemy in the second century. In Latin Draco means Dragon and the constellation is a presentation of the dragon Ladon that is the guardian of a garden with the help of the Hesperides in Greek Mythology (http://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/draco-constellation/). The constellation is also said to flip as the year goes on. During the summer seasons it will…

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    Sky High Hero Journey

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    Sky high (2005) directed by Mike Mitchell is a It has a sentimental take on the epic hero journey that follows the typical epic hero story structure. The film centers around Will Stronghold, son of the two greatest superheroes in the world, the Commander and the Jetstream. The main problem will goes through is not having powers. In the film, Will Strongfield is just an average teenage boy, but that is a problem because his parents are the greatest superheroes in the world, the Commander and…

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    Twinkle in the Sky In the dry cold desert one lonely night. A child by the name of The Curious One often questioned the origin or the meaning of everything he came in contact with. As he walked side by side his grandmother also known as The Wise One, he couldn 't help but notice the many things that shined so high in the sky. As he grew up over time he quickly picked up on the fact that the whole village seemed to ask his grandma for her advice. In his eyes she seemed to know everything, from…

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    As stated by Sonny Hickam, “A rocket won’t fly unless somebody lights the fuse” (419). In the small town of Coalwood, West Virginia, everyday life is completely dependent on the coal mine that seems to consume all its citizens. The book October Sky by Homer Hickam, Jr. is a memoir that centers itself on a family of four making their way through life in the mining town. The family consists of Homer Hickam, the father who is the superintendent of the mine; Jim Hickam; the older brother; Sonny…

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    In terms of the word Appalachia there are both positive and negative connotations. There have been many stereotypes made about the Appalachian region. The positive ones are uplifting and speak about the culture. While the negative one talk about stereotypes that can be seen as offensive today. One stereotype that hurt the Appalachian region is that of how the area lacks education. Outsiders of the Appalachian region tend to believe these stereotypes, and the life of an Appalachian tends to…

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    October Sky book by Homer Hickam was a true story about a boy growing up in a small coal-mining town. The book was first released in 1998. In this book, we have acknowledged that women in Coalwood were strong in the 1950’s, and were feminist before the term even existed. Feminism is a personal, social, political, and economical movement that shares a common goal for women’s rights. It’s been said that the term “feminist” did not take place until the 1970’s, but many women were feminist before…

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