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    The poem started out with the speaker started off with a cautious and intimidated tone. The speaker also made contrast between the ethnic groups and how she feels about her fellow African American counterpart. The speaker give best displayed this when they using the imagery to convey her thoughts. For instance, when talking about his clothing and appearance they said, “He had the casual look of a mugger, alert under hooded lids,” From there it’s a bit clear why the speaker felt intimidated and nervous because of the appearance and how it made her feel. Another way the speaker displayed his insight she said, “I look at his raw face, he looks at my fur coat, and don’t know if I am in his power,” The speaker now shows she feel he is a imminent…

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    The Making of Great Public Speaker On my thirteenth birthday my parents had given me a ticket to see my all time favorite female athlete. She was going to talk about her life and the journey she took to become successful. At thirteen years old, I felt like I had just received a Nobel Prize. On the day of the talk, I sat front row, and I was ready to become inspired and motivated to becoming a successful athlete. Instead, the speaker walked out with a piece of crinkled paper. I was drowned into…

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    it comes to human beings, the only type of cause that matters is final cause, the purpose. What a person had in mind. Once you understand what people really want, you can't hate them anymore. You can fear them, but you can't hate them, because you can always find the same desires in your own heart” (271). In Orson Scott Card’s, Speaker for the Dead, we are met yet again with Ender Wiggin, on a foreign planet, with foreign people, a new foreign alien species, and one he has carried with him for…

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    Lesbian Speaker Panels

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    1992, p. 396), and a specific way to reduce homophobia—gay and lesbian speaker panels. Gay and lesbian speaker panels are panel presentations by gay and lesbian people, whereby they share their personal experiences, stories, and engage in a dialogue with the audience. Croteau & Kusek (1992) discuss six previous studies that researched methods to decrease homophobia, with some utilizing various types of speaker panels. Although methodological weaknesses are identified in the research, 5 out of…

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    his father’s good deeds sooner. One of the more commonly used literary element in the poem “Those Winter Sundays” is imagery. The author uses imagery to emphasize the regrets that the speaker has about his father. In the first stanza the speaker talks about how the father worked hard for his family. The speaker starts off by pointing out that his father went out into the “blueblack cold.” “Blueblack” creates an image of darkness. This shows that it was still early in the morning, which means it…

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    portrays the speaker as deceptive and bent on revenge. As the speaker observes the poison being made she “(gazes) thro’ …. faint smokes curling whitely”. The first image…

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    The Road Poem Annotations

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    The poem opens introducing a long and dark street. The speaker walks through the street clumsily, stumbling around due to the darkness. He hears his feet on the stones and the leaves, but also hears someone else behind him. The person behind him is doing everything the speaker is doing, but when the speaker turns around, there is no one there. The speaker can’t see or make out anything, only his footsteps. He follows the endless street around its endless corners, and says that no one…

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    When we feel that we--or our world--is falling apart, we sometimes fail to comply with social norms. When under stress or in anguished circumstances, we are often unable to uphold societally conditioned and accepted practices. “Among the Living” by Dana Levin presents a scene and brief exchange in which a bystander comes forth and offers validation and recognition to a woman so deep within her own human experience that she fails to follow learned protocols--something that incites judgment and…

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    Abraham Chang's poem "Folding Won Tons In" emphasizes the struggle of performing a task on one's own without the guiding hand of a parental figure; in a sense, this poem portrays one's actions as self deprecating compared to another's actions. In this poem, the speaker views his actions as not good enough compared to his deceased mother. The reader can assume that the speaker’s mother is dead because of the way he describes how his mother “would” season the pork. The speaker degrades his…

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    “Porphyria’s Lover” & “Neutral Tones”: The Sinister Similarities of the Speakers The loss of a loved one is perhaps the most difficult experience that humans ever come up against. The poem “Porphyria’s Lover”, written by Robert Browning, adds a sense of irony to this. At the most superficial layer, the speakers in both “Porphyria’s Lover” and “Neutral Tones”, written by Thomas Hardy, both deal with loss. The tones in “Neutral Tones” seem to be indifferent, or Neutral. The speaker of…

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