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Deconstruction of Thank You, Ma’am - Deconstruction of Thank You, Ma’am There are a million acts of kindness each day. Some young man gives a stranger a compliment, or a teacher brightens a students morning. But, in the world we live in today, these acts are rare to come by. In this short story Thank You, Ma’am, the boy, out of mysterious luck, gets taken in by the woman whom he was trying to steal a purse from. Her actions, following the incident towards the boy, may have seemed very kind and understanding, but the boy needs a more solid way of punishment....   [tags: Thank You, Ma’am] 710 words
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Peter Brimelow's Thank You for Smoking? - Peter Brimelow's “Thank You for Smoking…?” Peter Brimelow’s “Thank You for Smoking…?” is a well-written argument with a lot of evidence to support his claim. Other than the last two paragraphs, Brimelow provides rational support for the positive side of smoking. His article discusses the benefits that smoking can have to peoples’ health. Such evidence as that of D.M Warbutton, a British researcher who said that smoking stimulates alertness, dexterity, and cognitive capacity (141). Citing a number of scientific journals, Brimlow has also found that smoking can reduce the risk of developing such diseases as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Endometrial cancer, Prostate cancer, Osteoarthritis and Colon cancer....   [tags: Brimelow Thank You Smoking Essays]
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Interview Follow Up or Thank You Letter - Kara Kreme 1234 Tennis Court Sports, CA 95616 (530) 765-4321 kkreme@email.edu March 1, 2001 Ms. Kristi Krispy, Coordinator The Internship and Career Center University of Somewhere One Chance Avenue Sports, CA 95616 Dear Ms. Krispy, Thank you for the opportunity to interview for the position of Student Advisor this afternoon, Friday, March 1, 2001. It strengthened my interest in the position and reinforced my confidence in my ability to excel should I be selected for the position. My experience working with fellow Somewhere students, organizational skills, and work ethic would benefit students visiting the ICY, and would allow me to grow professionally....   [tags: Interview Follow Up Thank You Letters] 359 words
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thank you - Thank You Have you ever had the opportunity to say a simple thank you and have let the opportunity pass. Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to make up for the time passed without that simple thank you. I have passed up many opportunities to say thanks, but I’m not going to let this opportunity fall though the cracks. I would like to thank you to my mom, the friends that I have had my whole life, and my principal of six years. I would like to thank my mom. She has always been there for me, and has stood by my side when I have needed her the most....   [tags: essays research papers] 630 words
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Childhood Influences Our Future Decisions, as Seen in “Thank you, Ma’m” by Langston Hughes and “Spilled Salt” by Barbara Neely - Certain factors in a person’s childhood can influence the decision that a person makes. These factors are likely very significant and can change the perspectives of different people. Langston Hughes, the writer of Thank You M’am, and Barbara Neely, the writer of Spilled Salt, both use various literary techniques to convey to the theme of childhood having an influence on a person’s behavior and decisions. These techniques allow the authors to present this theme more successfully through the use of sympathy, humor, and character....   [tags: childhood, poetry, Thank you, Ma’m, Langston Hughe] 783 words
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Graduation Speech: Thank You! - To begin something new, you must sacrifice something old. To enter the real world, you must graduate your childhood. A childhood is the delicate phase of every adolescent's life where they must mature into their own person, with their own responsibilities. Although every individual will eventually bloom with their own personality, morals, and perspectives, the education and values we learn and see along the way add to the fingers that mold. We begin when we are born, and are taken in by strangers....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 617 words
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A Critique of Thank You for Smoking? - A Critique of “Thank You for Smoking…?” Intro: The essay “Thank You for Smoking,” written by Peter Brimelow, is far from an influential essay on why people should smoke. Through this essay, Brimelow makes an effort to convince the audience smoking is actually beneficial to your health. I find it hard for people to write about what they think are the benefits of smoking when there are so many obvious reasons why you should not smoke. The main audience being targeted in this article is those who already smoke and those who are thinking about smoking....   [tags: Critical Essays]
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A Critique of Thank You for Smoking. . .? - A Critique of “Thank You for Smoking. . .?" Peter Brimelow is a senior editor for Forbes magazine. The essay was written taken from Forbes magazine (July 4, 1994). Peter Brimelow’s “Thank You for Smoking” is a misleading argument which has very little precise evidence and illustrates a weak argument. The essay is about how smoking in some small ways, can be good for you. (Brimelow). In his claim it sounds like he isn’t sure of it himself because he used “might be” and “some” which are not strong argumentative words....   [tags: Expository] 876 words
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Critique of Thank You for Smoking? - Critique of “Thank You for Smoking…?” “Thank You for Smoking…?” is an article written by Peter Brimelow about the benefits of smoking. Brimelow provides some very clear points which are well addressed. Even though I do not agree with the subject that “smoking, in a way, is good for you,” (141) I think Peter Brimelow did a thorough job of making his opinions credible to the reader. Major Claim and Grounds This essay is a good example of a deductive essay because it moves from generalizations to specific instances (McFadden, 2003)....   [tags: Critiques]
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A Critique of Thank You for Smoking? - A Critique of “Thank You for Smoking…?” Peter Brimelow’s “Thank You for Smoking…?” had me interested from the title alone. This essay lists a few of the benefits that can occur from smoking. Bimelow is aware of the many dangers of smoking as he acknowledges “the Environmental Protection Agency has claimed that ‘second hand smoke’ is a significant risk for nonsmokers and the Food & Drug Administration is making noises about regulating nicotine as a drug” (The Genre of Argument 141)....   [tags: Critical Essays]
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Thank You for Smoking - Thank You for Smoking “Take another drag. That’s good for you.” One might not hear that everyday, but Peter Brimelow’s “Thank You for Smoking…?” is a very well written deductive argument that may have you believing that statement by the time you’re done reading his article. Brimelow’s argument is clearly inductive because he presents his samples right away which lead to generalizations that are drawn from those examples (McFadden). Brimelow comes right out early in the argument and informs the reader smoking can be beneficial to one’s health (141)....   [tags: Peter Brimelow Tobacco Health Essays]
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A Critique of Thank You for Smoking? - A Critique of “Thank You for Smoking….?” Peter Brimelow’s article “Thank You for Smoking….?” is an essay that looks at a rather extreme perspective on smoking. Brimelow starts off by describing the many actions that are taken against the tobacco industry; he writes that in some states, the government is trying to make the tobacco industry pay certain health care costs. However, he then goes on to state that smoking may actually be good for one’s health. He uses various sources to show that smoking has positive effects on our bodies; he states the decrease in risk in numerous diseases....   [tags: Smoking Argumentative Essays]
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Thank You for Smoking? - “Thank You for Smoking…?” Peter Brimelow brings to light an interesting idea in his essay “Thank You for Smoking…?” Brimelow’s purpose of his essay is to defend smoking. He provides the audience with information that is worthy of their consideration and valid enough to make them think twice about how they stand on the issue of smoking. Unfortunately, some flaws in Brimelow’s technique distract the audience from his message that smoking is not as unhealthy as it appears. A few mistakes transform his work from a well-written argumentative essay to an unsuccessful attempt to spread his beliefs....   [tags: Peter Brimelow Tobacco Essays]
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University Fund Donor Thank You - University Fund Donor Thank You Welcome donors, faculty, staff, and honored students, As she mentioned my name is John Smith and I'm one of the recipients of a Scholarship, which is directed toward students that major in the natural sciences and engineering. I wanted to give this speech today to let all of the donors know how grateful the university and especially all the students are for your contributions, and also to see some of the faces behind the scholarships. First I want to give some back ground on my-self and tell why I decided to come to this school....   [tags: Papers] 849 words
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I Hate You, Yet Thank You - I Hate You, Yet Thank You Dear Cancer, Did you know, that I thought that the one thing in life that wouldn’t change was my family. I thought that no matter what we would always be there for each other. September 27, 2000, all of those beliefs were shattered because of you. Four years ago you killed Nana, my only grandma. That date will forever be etched in my heart because of you. You caused so much pain and so much sadness when you took her from us. She was so loving, so caring, and so giving....   [tags: Personal Narrative Cancer Essays] 2348 words
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Discussing Valentine and I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentine - Discussing Valentine and I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentine For this poetry assignment I will be discussing the poems “Valentine” by Carol Ann Duffy and “ I Wouldn’t Thank You for a Valentine” by Liz Lochhead. The poets have similar views about relationships but express these views in contrasting ways. In order to analyse their contrasting styles it would be beneficial to look at their backgrounds. Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1955 but was brought up in Stafford, England. She worked as a free-lance writer in East London, and then she moved to Manchester where she currently teaches creative writing at the Metropolitan University....   [tags: Carol Ann Duffy Liz Lochhead Poetry Essays] 1372 words
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Rebuttal of Peter Brimelow’s, Thank You for Smoking? - Rebuttal of Peter Brimelow’s, “Thank You for Smoking…?” Have you ever been in a room full of people who are smoking. Have you ever questioned why they would put their health as well as yours in jeopardy by smoking. Did you ever think smoking could be good for you. Peter Brimelow says just that in his article “Thank You for Smoking…?” In Brimlow’s article, he explains all the health benefits smoking can provide you. Such evidence as that of D.M Warbutton, a British researcher who said that smoking stimulates alertness, dexterity, and cognitive capacity(141)....   [tags: Rebuttal Smoking Smoker Essays]
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Analysis of Peter Brimelow's Thank You for Smoking? - Analysis of Peter Brimelow's Thank You for Smoking Growing up with a best friend who has been smoking since middle school, I have seen many of the negative effects it has on a person. Football was a passion and way of life for Andy; however, smoking caused him to struggle with breathing while running up and down the field. He would cut down on his daily amount of cigarettes before and during the season, but cutting down was little help for him. Not only was his breathing affected by smoking, but he also had yellow teeth, smoker’s cough, and would get “the shakes” when in need of a smoke....   [tags: Smoking Analysis Brimelow Essays Papers]
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Microsoft: Thank Goodness it is a Monopoly - Microsoft: Thank Goodness it is a Monopoly Many people, with the government are trying to label Microsoft as a monopoly. Why is there any delay going around doing that. There is no reason to brand Microsoft as a monopoly. There is part of monopolistic competition and supply-demand acting on this case. The whole trial is about the free internet browser, Internet Explorer, that Microsoft gives out free and includes with its Operating system, Windows. Netscape does the same marketing of its product except that it does not have any operating system to sell with....   [tags: essays papers]
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Thank God its Friday - Thank God its Friday The movie Friday is a comedy, but it also depicts many important social issues. The story is set in the city of Los Angeles, California, in what could be called a high-class ghetto. The main theme of the movie is about a young black man who loses his job and is influenced by his best friend to smoke marijuana. The movie also shows the relationships of his family and other members of his neighborhood. With a zany cast of characters and a hilarious script, the movie touches on everything from gang violence to the use of drugs, crime, guns, relationships, sex and life in the ghetto....   [tags: essays papers] 1271 words
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Thank You Mousie, For Everything - Although he was a late eighteenth century poet, Robert Burns also was a farmer, in fact it was on his farm where he came up with the idea for his famous poem, “To a Mouse.” Upon plowing his field in Scotland one afternoon in 1785 he accidentally dug up and ruined a mouse’s nest, and he feels bad for doing so and wants to apologize to the mouse. In his apology, Burns not only stresses his feeling of guilt for destroying the mouse’s home but he seems to go on a tangent where he conveys a deeper meaning....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Christina Rossetti's No Thank-You John and Robert Graves' A Slice of Wedding Cake - Christina Rossetti's No Thank-You John and Robert Graves' A Slice of Wedding Cake Poetry is a completely malleable form of expression that writers use as an outlet for emotion and advocacy. Because each poet is distinct in form and content, a poet may harbor some characteristics that bare a resemblance to work of another. If there is no room for comparison, a poem may have a literary complement that sets up an interesting contrast between poems, or a poem may reinforce the ideas of another poem....   [tags: Compare Contrast Poetry Graves Rossetti Essays] 1683 words
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Variety of Love Relationships in Shakespeare's As You Like It - The Variety of Love Relationships in Shakespeare's As You Like It   One of the main concerns of man throughout the centuries has probably been to define the concept of love and to understand the complexities that govern love relationships among people. William Shakespeare seems to have been fully aware of the need and interest in love, since his work transcends time and place. Love is the central concern in As You Like It. This comedy presents different attitudes towards love, which may be derived from the conversations among its characters and from the romantic attachments portrayed in it....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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I Want You and Only You - Dear Adam, Adam, my sweetie, my lover, and my friend. I want you to know how much I love you and why. Thank you for acknowledging my thoughts and feelings whether they are positive or negative, justified or unjustified, right or wrong. I feel safe being myself knowing I can not be perfect and you will still love me. Thank you for the time you take to give me an extra hug or tell me I am wonderful. Those silent moments recharge my senses of appreciation for you. Thank you for asking if you can help me work on my homework....   [tags: Love Letters Dating Email Relationships] 781 words
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You Will Always be in My Heart - Dear Anthony, I just wanted to thank you for all that you have done for me. I don't think you realize how much you inspire me and I am so proud of the person you've become and are still becoming. I understand you've been through a lot and you haven't made the best choices, but I can see that you have grown. Truthfully, I've known from the first time I met you to now, that you were a strong person. You are so full of wisdom about life that when you speak I could stay there forever and listen to your open mind, for it is peaceful and inviting....   [tags: Love Letters Dating Email Relationships] 523 words
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You are My One and Only - Dear Jen, At the moment, I am sitting here thinking of you and everything that we have been through. I would say that I have no idea how we have made it this far, if I did not believe in there being one person that you are destined to be with, but I do. We have had our share of ups and downs, plus so much more. Things have happened to us that we can truly say no one else has had to go through, but regardless we made it through. When we first met I did not know how to trust anymore. The spirit of life had been taken from me, but somehow you helped me find it again....   [tags: Love Letters Dating Email Relationships] 611 words
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You Are My World - Dear Mason, I wonder why you chose me and why you chose to stick with me. I know we've gone through so much. We have been through so many hard times but so many more good times. We share the same things, we try to understand each other, even try to be there as friends, as soul mates. I ask myself why you chose to ask me to marry you and I have no answers, only your love. As I look into your eyes I see how much you love me. I understand how much you care about me and yes,it took me this long to see that you truly do....   [tags: Love Letters Dating Email Relationships] 499 words
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What inspires you? - What inspires you. I have two things that inspire me in my life. One of them is my parents especially my mother, the other is the accident of my dad¡¯s company occurred in recent. I will talk about the accident happened in March of this year. I live in States but my parents live in Korea. Only way we contact is using phone, or I visit them for every summer and winter vacation. If they don¡¯t tell me what is going on in our family there is no way to figure out that when I am in States. When I got home for this summer vacation, my dad asked me to come home early one day and he said that there is a serious thing that he wanted to talk to me....   [tags: essays research papers] 607 words
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In Defense of Patenting You and Your Family - In Defense of Patenting You and Your Family How would you feel if I told you that I am the new proud owner of you and your family. That is, that I have been granted a United States patent on the DNA sequence particular to your line of descent because I have identified a unique property of your genetic material. A few cultured cells with your genetic makeup, added to lotion and rubbed on the skin, allow one to look younger, wrinkle-free, and be less susceptible to skin cancer. Of course this does not mean that I have control over yours and your family’s actions – only over the application of your DNA to skin care....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Are you pro or against medical science? - Are you pro or against medical science. There is a fragile line between obsessiveness and curiosity, when it comes to medical science. As we can see in Mary Shelley's " Frankenstein" Victor is completely obsessed with his idea of creating a monster even though at the end he abandons it. This article is clearly a description of what science should not be. On the contrary Emily Martin's "The body at war " is an obvious example of true science " Martin's analysis reveals that the most powerful metaphor associated with the immune system are those of war and battle and she reflects on the ways in which these war scenes are populated by identities that are gendered, raced and classed"(286)....   [tags: Science Medicine Essays] 1501 words
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I Want to Give You My Heart and Soul - Dear Jared, I was going to bed and wanted to write you a short letter. Thank you so much for having faith in me and in us as a couple. Thank you for making me a better person and for opening up and giving your heart to me. Over the last eight months, I never expected to feel this way nor actually be with you in this way, experiencing life's wonders with you. You are wonderful to me, my friends, and my family. You make me the happiest I have ever been and even though we are apart a lot of the time, I still love the same....   [tags: Love Letters Dating Email Relationships] 419 words
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Graduation Speech: God Has a Plan for You - In "Surprised By Joy," C.S. Lewis tells of a mistake that he had observed regarding joy or what he calls "thrills." Lewis realized that what he had first thought to be joy, was actually not joy at all because it began to fade away. He had assumed that he was seeking after the "thrill" itself. He says, "And there lies the deadly error. Only when your whole attention and desire are fixed on something else ... does the 'thrill' arise. It is a by-product. Its very existence presupposes that you desire not it but something other and outer." He realized that when he focused his attention on obtaining the "thrill" of joy, that he was actually focused on himself....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 810 words
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Graduation Speech: I Will Miss You All! - It's only been two years here, and I have grown to love this school. It's funny because when my dad told me about Tates Creek High School (TC) I begged him not to make me go there. It just didn't sound interesting. I felt like I wouldn't belong and I figured that I wouldn't get along with any of the teachers, but boy was I wrong. I never thought that TC would have changed me, and get my life back on track. First of all, everyone is always complaining about the uniforms, but I love them. All I have to do is throw it on in the morning....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 746 words
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Graduation Speech: You ALL Have What it Takes - The past three years I sat over on my left, drenched in this scorching gym, playing Pomp and Circumstance on my tenor saxophone until I thought my lungs were going to explode. Well, we had to stay and watch the rest of the graduation, during which I would usually space out, and sometimes think to myself "It is taking so long to get up on that stage." Lots of us felt this way even last week, bombarded with the last group of projects and assignments that seem to cram themselves into an astonishingly small amount of time....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 1162 words
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You mean… I WASN’T happy back then? - How old is “old?” It depends. It’s a controversial topic because people generally tend to use both “old” and “age” in a quantifiable sense. Mortality tables use “age” to define “old.” The fact is, though, that “age” is absolute; it’s quantifiable. If you’re 70-years old, you’re 70-years old. There is nothing relative about it. And, according to the mortality tables, 70-years old is “old.” However, to me, the use of “old” absent any “age” quantification is purely relative. When I was 15, I thought 30 was not only “old,” but ALMOST dead....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1238 words
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A Thankful Wedding Speech by the Bride - A Thankful Wedding Speech by the Bride Anyone who knows me well enough will know that it is hard to keep me quiet and today is no exception - I thought it only appropriate that the bride speaks, although I promise to keep it short. The main reason I wanted to make a speech was to personally say thank you to some very special people who have contributed to today: (To the groom) Firstly, and most importantly, you've made me so happy since we met two years ago and today is the happiest day of my life....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 424 words
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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Bride - Cory and I feel privileged to be sharing our day with all of our fiends and families who have been important to us during our lives. Many of you traveled from afar, Canada, Seattle, Illinois, Colorado and Arizona. Thanks to all of you for the efforts and sacrifices you have made to be with us today. I want to thank the most wonderful parents a child could ever have. Not only for the love, support and guidance over the years, but also for everything you’ve done towards today. Your massive contribution has been priceless and without you both we would have never managed and today would not have been possible or so special....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 256 words
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It Has Been Two Years - Dear Matt, It has been three years since I have last held you in my arms. It is not fair how our years together feel so short lived, yet our time apart feels so long. Thank you for showing me how to number our days. The first time I ever laid my eyes on you, I was captured. It was not the way you introduced yourself or the way you shook my hand, but the look in your eyes that captured my heart. Thank you for showing me that love at first sight isn't just a fairy tale. I was convinced that you were something special....   [tags: Love Letters Dating Email Relationships] 407 words
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Humorous Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom - Humorous Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom Well, as Henry VIII said to each one of his wives … 'I shall not keep you long'. Ladies and Gentlemen, this day is an historic day, on this day in 1666, the Great Fire of London started - nothing to do with my wife's cooking. And on this day in the year 2000, you attended this wedding reception and heard the finest wedding speech of your entire lifetime, and my best man Michael will be making it. I after all, did have a great speech worked out for you today, but as I am now married, my wife has told me what to say instead....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 1133 words
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Graduation Speech: Praise be to God - First of all, I would like to thank God for giving me this opportunity to speak tonight. Had it not been for God, I wouldn't be here right now because He is the One who's given me the strength and courage to press on both academically and spiritually through my high school years, especially in times of discouragement. I am a international student. I came to the U.S. about five years ago. Studying in a second language and being away from parents many times have been really overwhelming for me, sometimes even to the point where I just wanted to quit and go back....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 554 words
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Graduation Speech: The Future is Now - Good evening parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and friends. I would like to thank you all for coming to this very special day. I know how proud you must be. As we have grown over the years, there are many stages we all have gone through. From learning our shapes and colors, to getting our first kiss in middle school, or how about explaining to our parents why we skipped school because the principal called home. As we remember these days, things that we've done will be with us forever....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 379 words
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Wedding Speech by the Bride - Wedding Speech by the Bride It is not traditional for the bride to speak but I thought it only right that I start married life by having the last word and I would like to take this opportunity to thank several people. Firstly, thank you for biting the bullet, proposing, and turning up today, on time and appropriately dressed. You are the love of my life, my best friend, and now my husband. I don't think anybody could be happier than I am today, and I can't wait for us to share the rest of our lives together....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 356 words
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Groom's Wedding Speech - Damn Statistics - Groom's Wedding Speech - Damn Statistics Ladies and gentleman, I have to be honest with you all and admit that I am quite nervous about standing up here and speaking this evening. While I was writing my speech I came across some interesting statistics about what guests are thinking about during a wedding speech. Apparently, twenty percent of you are thinking about getting onto the dance floor and partying the night away. Thirty percent of you are thinking about the marital status of the best man....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 571 words
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Graduation Speech - Parents and relatives, brothers and sisters, faculty and administration, you all have come here tonight to see the 2006 Johnson High School graduating class. Thank you for your attendance. You have been there for us and will be there for us in the future. Thank you. Fellow classmates, we have arrived. The class of 2006 is graduating. We started as little freshmen and have grown into the rulers of Johnson High as seniors. We have endured so much. There were the peaks and valleys, the ups and the downs, but the classes continued and we kept attending....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 432 words
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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom - Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom I’ll have to keep this speech short because of my shins . . . Nicola has threatened to kick them I go on too long. The humor here is that you think I’m joking. I’d like to start by thanking you all on behalf of my wife and I, for sharing our special day. Thank you all for your kind wishes, cards and presents. I can’t wait to see how many stick on shower radios we get, and exactly how you wrap a wheelbarrow. Nicola and I have been worrying about this day for weeks and it means a great deal to us that you managed to make it....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 639 words
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A Straightforward Wedding Speech by the Groom - A Straightforward Wedding Speech by the Groom I've put a bit of a speech together today, but after the previous speaker put us all to sleep I'll try to make mine a bit more interesting and entertaining. Sorry; only joking. On behalf of my beautiful wife and I, we would like to thank you all for coming along, and sharing this very special day with us. And a huge thank you for the wonderful presents. I would like everybody here, especially my wife, to know how lucky and proud I am to be standing here today speaking to you as her husband....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 512 words
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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom - Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom Well , what can I say, Thankyou for those kind words Alan and I hope $20 was enough. I recently read somewhere that a survey had been conducted of things that people fear most, and top of the list above things like spiders and heights, was the fear of standing up and making a speech in public. I'm no different, suffice to say that this isn't the first time today I've risen from a warm seat with a piece of paper in my hand. MANY PEOPLE Many people thought this day would never come....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 756 words
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