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    Ivan doesn't hesitate to pray to God and ask for insight. Ivan stays strong with determination. The guards who work in the jail will stop at nothing to break the man named Ivan Sokolov. They spit on him, beat him, and swear and curse at Ivan trying to turn Ivan into worthless man meant for nothing. Ivan doesn't get mad or angry. He fights through the grime. In prison through thirty years with a paper and pen Ivan writes seven inspirational books, and when Ivan is released back out of the prison he smiles and rejoices for his family never was never harmed in anyway. Years later the country of Belarus grants Ivan with a church license, so now Ivan can preach without being martyred. Ivan promised to himself he would show the light to those, even the KGB, until the day he…

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    “Once Evan’s side finds out about him they’ll stop at nothing to get their hands on him. You’ll never be able to stop the millions of demons out there. You couldn’t even stop this bag-of-shit from taking advantage of you.” Evan brandished Katelyn his award-winning-smile as if to say, Fuck You! “Once Satan’s realm knows about Liam it’s all over, which is probably why Michael is after him.” “Why? I don’t understand” Angela imploring cried as she looked at Katelyn confounded, then glance over at…

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    While the mother explains that she hasn 't had a perfect life, she describes a stairwell with “tacks in it”, “splinters”, “boards torn up”, and “places with no carpet on the floor” (3-6). Hughes uses these pictures to compare how the mother has lived to a wrecked set of stairs, both with mistakes and damage done. The mother wants her son to understand her struggles and ensure that he does not go through them, therefore, paints a picture in his and the reader’s mind of how unpleasant it was. This…

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    were “prepared” for what they were getting. They knew that there was going to be an invasion. They didn’t think that it was going to be what they got. They expected something big; something that would send them running with their family by their side. They wanted the kind of invasions that you get in the movies. They wanted and invasion from Mars. But what they got was disappointing. They got yellow dust. They didn’t realize how dangerous this yellow dust was. They only saw some one cell living…

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    and told that being gay is morally wrong gave me a hard time to accept myself and if you don’t truly accept yourself for who you are, you will never find peace and happiness in life. Slowly over time I told more and more of my closer friends and most of them accepted me for who I am. There will be some that stops talking to you because you are different and they don’t think it is right to be different. Soon my friends asked me about dating and at the time I didn’t think much about it because I…

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    Ex Nihilo Creation Story

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    In the beginning there was nothing but utterly silent darkness when suddenly a single, microscopic light began to shine. With each passing day this light became brighter and brighter. This light was a pure white, bright, almost blue energetic light. One day the light was so bright there was no darkness to be seen, only white brightness. In the center of this bright energetic light began to form a faint shadow of a human form. The human form could be seen dancing around, jumping, hopping, and…

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    The dangers that wearing earbuds while driving causes have been detailed in many studies. In one such study, professor and researcher Dick de Waard conducted an experiment on bicyclists’ reaction time while listening to music with earbuds and while not listening to music at all. He found that 68% of auditory stop signals were unnoticed by the bicyclists that were listening to the music. He concluded that “listening to music [while wearing earbuds] worsens auditory perception.” From that…

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    When I was younger I loved writing. Poems, short stories, and nonfiction, I tried to write them all. From Romans to a galactic republic, my mind was a canvas of creativity until that day. The day of my social humiliation in front of all my peers, the day I thought I had written my best paper, the day I was changed. I was so amped to go to school that day, I rushed down stair grabbed my black and red backpack and ran for the bus stop. While I was running I heard my sister scream“Wait, Rocky, your…

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    showed “Mr. Bus 57, Row 9, Right Side, Window” to Georgette’s room. There she laid peacefully with the covers tucked in around her. She appeared to be sleeping so he quietly sat in the chair next to her bed contemplating what he would say. It was only a short while before she opened her eyes and look at him. “How are you feeling?” he inquired. She sighed and rolled her eyes. “I am really not feeling anything. He looked into her eyes intently for a short time searching as if looking…

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    Rayn Vann English II Honors Tone In Suns Essay The author of the book A Thousand Splendid Suns uses many examples of imagery, such as the following excerpts to make a reader feel a certain way, or to help them better understand the events taking place at the time. In the first excerpt, Laila is waiting to board the bus after Wakil “bought tickets” for Laila, Mariam, and Aziza. She is in a pleasant, unbreakably optimistic mood. Her feelings are reflected by the imagery the author provides us…

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