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A Comparison of Myself to Adolf Hitler - “Struggle is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most brutal struggle. If you do not fight, life will never be won.” (Hitler) For most of the world, Adolf Hitler's name is synonymous with thoughts of hatred, criminality, and pure evil. Although he is responsible for the greatest genocide known to humanity, Hitler is now known to be one of the most influential World leaders we’ve ever known....   [tags: Essay About Myself]
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Song of Myself by Walt Whitman - In his first anthology of poems entitled “Song of Myself”, Walt Whitman reveals some of his views on democracy through the use of symbolism and free verse poetry. His use of symbolism and free verse poetry creates indeterminacy, giving the reader hints rather than answers about the nature of the poem. In the sixth part of “Song of Myself”, a child asks the narrator of the poem, “What is the grass?” (Whitman). Instead of simply giving an answer, the narrator cannot make up his mind, and stumbles on how to explain the grass to the child....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays] 1357 words
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A Comparison of Myself to Hamlet - My worldview has changed drastically since I last took this class. I had always believed in God, believed he was the creator of all things, the maker of heaven and earth. However, I never knew there could be a relationship with him until I was born again. Now I know that all things are new, all the old has passed. Although, learning to love my enemies has not been easy, I know now that God should be the only one to judge. It is my position no longer to hold a grudge or seek vengeance. Vengeance is not mine and nor should vengeance be anyone’s....   [tags: Essay About Myself] 700 words
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Walt Whitman's Song of Myself - In one of the sections from the poem, “Song of Myself” Walt Whitman starts out with a child asking a question, “What is the grass?” Grass is a symbol of life. God, who created both the heavens and the earth also gave birth to life. When Whitman refers to grass as a “handkerchief of the Lord” (7), as a gift. When people look at the grass, they do not think of it as a creation but rather just a plant. Whitman refers to the grass as “a child, the produced babe of vegetation” (11, 12). Here, the grass is a metaphor for the birth of a child....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays] 720 words
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Myself in India, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was born in Germany but she moved to England at the age of 12. She then moved to India in the fifties, where she married and settle for the better part of her life. The essay is “Myself in India” is based on her experiences there. Jhabvala refers to India as an animal four times in the essay. We first come across it when she is describing India “...but there is no point in making a catalogue of the horrors with which one lives, on which one lives, as on the back of an animal “....   [tags: Myself in India] 1135 words
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I Found Myself at Wrestling Camp - Most girls don’t pay money to roll around on the ground with sweaty guys. Yet that is exactly what I did this last July. No, it’s not what you’re thinking; I went to wrestling camp. Wrestling is a sport that I’ve always wanted to try, but my shyness and insecurity held me back. This year I decided that I will no longer allow other people’s opinions affect my own decisions. Joining wrestling is the first major step I’m taking to change my life. “You want to do…wrestling. As in…wrestle?” This is the initial reaction I got from Coach McGuffin when I told him I wanted to wrestle this next winter....   [tags: Essay About Myself] 1021 words
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Choosing Sides in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself - “Song of Myself” is an attempt by Walt Whitman to become the “American poet” as described by Ralph Waldo Emerson; he attempts to be “[T]he sayer, the namer, and [representative] of beauty” (Emerson 1182). Whitman wants to speak to and for America. Whitman does not explicitly choose sides on the slavery debate that was raging at the time of his writing, but he does express the equality of all people, regardless of gender and race in “Song of Myself”. While Whitman’s writing can be read as neutral but “Song of Myself” is, in reality, very anti-slavery and pro-equality....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays] 1109 words
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Writing for Myself, by Russell Baker - The point the author, Russell Baker, is making in his essay, “Writing for Myself,” is quite evident. When Mr. Fleagle, Baker’s English teacher, assigned an informal essay to be completed as homework, Baker immediately became baffled by the daunting task. Though reluctant to start, Baker knew that it he had to swallow his animosity toward writing and select a topic to write on. The problem with this picture is quite evident. Baker is taking the assignment from Mr. Fleagle as a burden instead of an opportunity to express his creativity....   [tags: Writing for Myself ] 328 words
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Essay About Myself as a Writer - A common goal for many writers is to connect with their audience. In my previous essay for this class, my goal was to invite the reader into the magical world of Disney. Unfortunately, due to my lack of preparation, the invitation to the reader was lost. I also was unable to place myself into the viewpoint of the reader making me ineffective in connecting with the audience. For an essay to be effective in conveying a message to the reader it is imperative to always draft an organized outline and to put the author at the same point of view as the reader to avoid any confusion....   [tags: Essay About Myself] 1028 words
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Individuality in Whitman's Song of Myself - Individuality in Whitman's Song of Myself During a lecture in 1907, William James said "the philosophy which is so important in each of us is not a technical matter; it is our more or less dumb sense of what life honestly means. It is only partly got from books; it is our individual way of just seeing and feeling the total push and pressure of the cosmos" (Bartlett 546) Individuality has been a prevalent theme in every type of literature for quite some time. Whether it is a character discovering his/her individuality or the author expressing his, literature is full of distinctness....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays]
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Essay About Myself as a Writer - I don’t consider myself a very good writer. I write when I am made to or when I have something that I need to say that I can’t just tell someone. I keep a diary. Usually my diary is just a record of what I have done that day. It’s not so much about my feelings. I don’t really like talking about my feelings, usually because most of the time I am confused about what exactly I am feeling. I tend to keep the feelings that I do have to myself, to protect myself from getting hurt. I didn’t have that many close friends in high school....   [tags: Essay About Myself] 1291 words
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Essay About Myself as a Writer - I am not, by any means, a Shakespeare, Stephen King, or John Grisham. It would take enormous amounts of time, practice, and effort to be considered a long shot at a Pulitzer Prize. Yet, I intend to progress my writing by setting more achievable goals, building on new ideas, and developing new skills. Also, I will use the advice of instructors and peers, and draw from previous writing experiences to mold this and future writing experiences. When I sit down to write, I must do so in a clean, well-organized, and well-lit area....   [tags: Free Essay About Myself] 501 words
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Walt Whitman's Song of Myself - Walt Whitman's Song of Myself This paper deals with Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" in relation to Julia Kristeva's theories of abjection--my paper does not point to abjection in the text, but rather the significance of the abscence of abjection. This abscence, looming and revolting, arises from Whitman's attemt to refigure a conception of sublimity which delimits the material which can trigger the sublime moment. Whitman's democracy of the sublime is inclusive of those figures on the American landscape, their lives and voices, which are functionalized into his world....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays] 3626 words
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Hugh Prather's Notes to Myself - Sometimes mankind has to ask the question ‘what is it that makes up the actions and determines the type of interaction that we display when around other people?' Notes to Myself is the contemporary world's way of questioning the value of putting on facades. The novel also questions things we know as ‘ trivial' such as watching a cat sleep on our belly or staring at clouds in the sky. The author used an interesting form for writing his collection, omitting page numbers and leaving no indication as to what subject the reader should expect to be encountering upon reading sections....   [tags: Notes to Myself Essays] 399 words
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Walt Whitman's Song of Myself - Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" Walt Whitman's 'Song of Myself' is, on the most basic descriptive level, a really long poem. Whitman is clearly a poet with a lot to say, or at least with a lot of different ways to say it. He meanders from the micro to the macro, from atoms to the whole earth. There are obviously myriad ways to explain what the poem is about, and myriad 'keys' to its true meaning. In what became Section 6 of the final edition (lines 90-121 of the 1855 edition ) Whitman himself addresses this sort of 'meta-question' of interpretation....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays] 1767 words
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The Portrayal of Schizophrenia in Me, Myself, and Irene - Most people gather what they know about mental illnesses from television and film. Unfortunately these media portrayals are inaccurate and create stigma. They depict people suffering from mental illnesses as different, dangerous and laughable. Characters are often addicted to drugs or alcohol, are violent, dangerous, or out of control. Horror film characters like Norman Bates in Psycho, Jack Torrance in the Shining, or Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs associate the typical 'psycho- killer' with people who suffer from a mental illness....   [tags: Me, Myself, and Irene Essays] 1162 words
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The Time I Made A Fool Of Myself - It was about a year and half ago when I was taking my first car to the car wash. The car was very decrepit and antiquated, as I remember when went through the car wash. I guess I was just sitting on the bench in the front of the building when I thought to my self. As I was thinking I was wondering how the car would of looked twelve years ago, when it was new. But as I was sitting their brainstorming I still could not picture the car in its original condition with all the present rust damage and dents....   [tags: Free Essay About Myself] 470 words
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The Texture of the Sixth Poem of Song of Myself - The Texture of the Sixth Poem of Song of Myself In number six of Whitman's poetic series "Song of Myself," it seems that he is trying to convey the point that to die is not what people make it out to be. Whitman throughout many of the poems in this series, describes death as "lucky" and beneficial. He also explains how death leads to the beginning of life in this poem. The tone at the very beginning of this poem seems a bit youthful. Especially when the question "What is grass?" is posed to him by a child....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays] 487 words
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Whitman's Song of Myself and The Nature of Life - Whitman's Song of Myself and The Nature of Life Identifying the mystery of existence, Whitman writes "Song of Myself," section six to question the nature of the life of man. He alludes to and confronts past answers to this query by utilizing as his central image the leaves of grass. In the Christian tradition, the Bible utilizes this image of grass to describe the lives of men. Isaiah, a prophet of God cries out, "All men are like grass . . . and all their glory is like the flowers of the field....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays]
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Philosophic Thought in Whitman's Song of Myself -      The Heath Anthology of American Literature repeatedly refers to Walt Whitman and his poetry in terms of being American, yet as I read Song of Myself, my thoughts are continually drawn to the philosophies and religions of the Far East. Like the Tao Te Ching ideas are expressed in enigmatic verse and each stanza is a Zen koan waiting to be meditated on and puzzled out. Even Emerson called Whitman's poetry "a remarkable mixture of the Bhagvat Gita and the New York Herald" ("The Whitman Project")....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays]
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An Analysis of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself - An Analysis of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself `Whitman was always asking questions. He believed that life's goal or cause was a mystery. He was surrounded by people who were drawing distinct lines between right and wrong, rejecting the things in the universe that were not a direct ticket to holiness. Whitman, unlike his contemporaries, embraced the beauty of everything. His mystical perception of the world ushered in the idea that God was to be found in every thing, and that He could never be fully understood....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays] 774 words
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My People Myself by Mary Lawrence - The book written by Mary Lawrence (1996) called My People Myself is a great story of a native women’s struggle in society. The book does an excellent job of portraying a native women’s life on an Indian reserve in British Colombia. With Mary Lawrence’s real life story the struggles facing natives are brought to the forefront and the truths of growing up as a native Indian are described in the harsh settings of old run down houses. Readers are able to read and see that native Indians have endured great pains over the years at the hands of society and the government....   [tags: My People Myself Essays] 1434 words
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Essay About Myself - School, to me and among many peers of my age, is not a distant term. I have spent one-third of my life time sitting in classrooms, every week since I was seven years old. After spending this much time in school, many things and experiences that happened there have left their mark in my memory. Some are small incidences while some have had a great impact on me. However, regardless the degree of significance, things that happened all contributed to shape the person that I am now. I was accused of cheating for the first time when I was seven years old....   [tags: Essay About Myself] 1735 words
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Essay About Myself - Hi, my name is Rob Geis and I am currently in grade 12. I have been at County High School for a year now; I joined at the start of 11th grade, and have thoroughly enjoyed myself here. The school is great, the people are fantastic and the atmosphere is one that makes you actually want to go to school. Before I joined ASB I was studying at the Singapore American School for two years and prior to that I was at the International School of Kuala Lumpur for two years. I was born and raised here in Bombay city and grew up here....   [tags: Free Essay About Myself] 448 words
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Essay About Myself - There I was looking into the mirror at the age of eight. I could not believe that at this young age my life is ruled by my appearance or more by my body. At the age of eight I was worried that I was to fat. I told my dad that this is bothering my and he said that I was too young to worry about things like that. He also said that my body will develop, I must just give it time and it will come right. I agreed unwillingly and I walked off holding my bulging fat lobes in my hands....   [tags: Essay About Myself] 349 words
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Essay About Myself - Growing up in a town of less than 1500 citizens offered little diversity. I grew up around others that belittled people for their beliefs, color of skin, or sexuality. When I moved to downtown one of the first people I naturally ran into was my neighbor in the house next door. Right away when I met David I automatically knew that he was gay. Months went by without anyone in my household or me talking to our neighbors. After this long period of time I noticed one night that they were having a get together and I thought it would be a good time to say hi and finally get to know everybody a little better....   [tags: Essay About Myself] 1045 words
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Essay About Myself - There are three very important aspects that play a major rule in my life. They can be categorized as intellectual, social, and spiritual. My intellectual self is interesting because I am mainly right-brained which means that I tend to use my creativity more than my mathematical skills, also making me a visual learner. My social self consists of friends, family, and my surroundings. I spend most of my time at home with my family. Whenever I am with my friends, I observe their behaviors and listen to their opinions....   [tags: Essay About Myself] 650 words
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Narrative Essay - Learning About Myself - Learning About Myself It was a hot, sunny day in the middle of July. The noontime air was warm and steamy. I was tan and happy. My dad, my two sisters and I were driving through Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, in Maine. We stopped and parked at the foot of a mountain. The infamous Bubble Rock rested at its peak. While reading the posted sign we learned how Bubble Rock was formed by glaciers. This rock hung over the edge of the steep mountain. Although the rock was quite stable, it looked like it would snap off at any moment....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about myself] 816 words
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Defining Myself - Sometimes a person may feel that they have no purpose in life. Finding out who you are just takes the time of sitting down and thinking of the importance in your life. Who am I. I am Mercedes Kimberly Kingston, and I am a person with different personalities, characteristics, and identities. The many ways, in which I identify myself, in fact, are the ways that define who I am. My Identity is something only I can fully define. I have a little brother, which makes me a sister; I have two loving parents, which makes me a daughter; I am in college studying medicine, which makes me a student; and I have wonderful friends in desperate need of support, which makes me a wonderful best...   [tags: Essay About Myself] 1106 words
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An Annotation of Section 24 of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself - An Annotation of Section 24 of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" is a vision of the American spirit, a vision of Whitman himself. It is his cry for democracy, giving each of us a voice through his poetry. Each of us has a voice and desires, and this is Whitman's representation of our voices, the voice of America. America, the great melting pot, was founded for freedom and democracy, and this poem is his way of re-instilling these lost American ideals. In this passage from "Song of Myself" Whitman speaks through his fellow man and speaks for his fellow man when his voice is not socially acceptable to be heard....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays] 1355 words
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Defining the Soul in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself - Every sentence in Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" tends to either repeat or contradict. He even says of himself, "I contradict myself" (Lauter, p. 2793). This can make Whitman's poetry a little confusing to some. In his many stanzas, definition of the soul is ambiguous and somewhat contradictory. Whitman says, "Clear and sweet is my soul....and clear and sweet is all that is not my soul" (Lauter, p. 2745). What I believe Whitman is saying here is that his soul and everything else that is not his soul, including the souls of others, is clear and sweet....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays]
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Divinity, Sexuality and the Self in Whitman’s Song of Myself - Divinity, Sexuality and the Self in Whitman’s Song of Myself Through his poetry, Whitman's "Song of Myself" makes the soul sensual and makes divine the flesh. In Whitman's time, the dichotomy between the soul and the body had been clearly defined by centuries of Western philosophy and theology. Today, the goodness of the soul and the badness of the flesh still remain a significant notion in contemporary thought. Even Whitman's literary predecessor, Emerson, chose to distinctly differentiate the soul from all nature....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays] 1237 words
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The Meaning of Life in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself - The Meaning of Life in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself Our culture seems to be fascinated by the unknown and specifically that which pertains to things of an eternal nature such as Heaven, angels, God and the meaning of forever. These things cause us to think about what we can't see and even allow us to engage ourselves in questioning the meaning behind our existence and what our purpose is here on earth. Some of these may be humorous and take on the realities of human nature while others stir something inside ourselves that cause us to take a deeper look at life....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays] 980 words
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References to Homosexuality in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself - References to Homosexuality in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself "WHITMAN WAS MORE MAN THAN YOU'LL EVER BE," said a student of Louisiana State University. When asked questions of your sexual preference or thoughts on the issue of sex, I would venture to say it makes most people uncomfortable. This is an age-old topic that people know about, yet do not want to talk about. He was particularly reticent about his issues regarding sex and his particular sexual preference. In fact, of Whitman's struggles the most difficult for him to deal with was his ever so strong homosexual desires (Hubbell 283)....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays]
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Nature and Death in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself - There are many "popular" topics used frequently by authors. Love, religion, and war are some favorites. Two other such topics we typically read about are nature and death. The two can be discussed separately or they can be related to each other. Walt Whitman, a lover of nature, tackled these subjects in "Song of Myself" from Leaves of Grass. Another author who does the same is William Cullen Bryant. Though two very different writers with different styles, they share some of the same ideas. "Song of Myself" is a celebration of life and God....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays]
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Visualizing Eternity in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself - Visualizing Eternity in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself Whitman's poem "Song of Myself #44" stands as a confession and testaments of not only who he is and what he is, but also as who we are, we being people in general. The poem is not about a self-idolizing author claiming to be the greatest being of all time. Instead it paints a picture for all mankind alike to relate to. It puts a mirror in front of the world and presents an angle of an image that, though familiar, we have never seen or realized before....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays] 994 words
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The Cycle of Life in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself - The Cycle of Life in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself In stanza six of the poem "Song of Myself", by Walt Whitman, he poses the question "What is the grass?" I believe that grass is a metaphor for the cycle of life. Throughout the poem Whitman points out images that grass could represent. All of these images stem from the life and death that we come to expect in our lifetime. During your life you will experience death, it at times surrounds you, but if you look past the grief and look to the beauty you will see that it is a cycle that keeps our world in balance....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays] 798 words
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Individuality And Free Verse in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself - Forged in the fire of revolution and defined by manifest destiny, America has always been the land of the individual. Although the American dream has not always been consistent, (married with 2.5 kids, 2 cars, a dog and a satisfying job), the spirit of innovation, individuality and progress remains unchanged. The father of free verse, and perhaps the American perspective of poetry, Walt Whitman embodies these values in his life and work. First published in 1855 in Leaves of Grass, "Song of Myself" is a vision of a symbolic "I" enraptured by the senses, vicariously embracing all people and places from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays] 1521 words
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Myself - Ariel and Marie were sisters. Marie was two years younger than Ariel, one year younger than me, and I fit between them nicely, in age as well as personality. They lived in two different hemispheres of existence, and I hovered around the equator, bouncing from pole to pole depending on which sister I was with. For me, Ariel was the personification of cool. Even her name was cooler than mine. My name was wooden, it fell to the ground with a thump, but Ariel's danced. When she scratched the energetic verticals of her name--Ariel Acosta--the letters became edgy and hip....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself] 1969 words
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Where I See Myself by the Time I am Thirty - I intend to be successful, but the question I will ask myself, is how. My answer to that would be hard work and dedication, something I need to understand as I’m taking it a bit easy at the moment. This is how I plan my life to be up to the age of 30. My first ambition is to get good qualifications at GCSE level, by passing 8 GCSE’s at a B level+. I then want to go onto Oxford College and study, A-level Business Studies, A-level Physics, AS-level Maths, and GNVQ Spanish, as I was deprived of learning Spanish at Esher High School, for the reason that I didn’t like learning French....   [tags: Essay About Myself] 338 words
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Poetic Tools Describe Life in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself - Poetic Tools Describe Life in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself Walt Whitman is commonly known as the bard of America, a poet who wrote about the common man of the country as had never been done before. He was able to do so because he was a common man, as can be seen in lines such as "This is the city and I am one of the citizens." Within his poetry he often used certain tools of the typical epic tale, borrowed from such tales as The Iliad, and The Odyssey. All of these tools can be seen within the lines of his lengthy poem of fifty-two sections "Song of Myself." The first of these tools include an invocation of the muse, as can be seen in the lines "I loafe and invite my soul," which appear...   [tags: Song of Myself Essays]
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Song of Myself by Walt Whitmas - ... Whitman is enthralled by people and the way they go about their day in the city, which is typical flâneur. In section twenty-six, Whitman goes on to describe in vivid detail his surroundings of the city, especially sound. He begins the section with “I think I will do nothing for a long time but listen.” (24) Here the persona is invisible to the outside world, simply watching and waiting, responding to every single sound the city produces and relishes in its essence. This corresponds to Baudelaire’s flâneur not only as a passionate spectator but also as one who sees the world, who is at the center of the world, and yet remains hidden from it, rejoicing in his incognito....   [tags: American Flaneur, painter of modern life]
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Challenging Myself - In my life I have experienced many significant changes; however the one that stands out the most is the risk I took in transferring from West Montgomery High School, a minute county school, to Asheboro High School, a superior city school. After completing my sophomore year at West Montgomery High School (WMHS) I felt that I was not being challenged enough in the class room therefore that summer I decided it was time to move. After choosing two schools I could possibly transfer to, an event happened that would strongly impact my decision....   [tags: Personal Experience] 575 words
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Essay About Myself - My life is very difficult to explain but I am going to tell it to you easy. I was born March 27th 1991. I was like a basketball when I was born so my mom says. I was also a very bad and spoiled child for I was very jealous of my sister getting all the attention. I used to run around screaming just so I could get all eyes on me and not on my sisters. When I was little I used to be scared of clowns and hide under tables and any thing I find to get away from them, (I think I lost a lot of friends that way)....   [tags: Free Essay About Myself] 564 words
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Essay About Myself as a Writer - I have learned a lot about myself in the last twelve weeks. I discovered so much about my writing. I learned who I really am once I came out from behind the "Official Style" that I've clung to since junior high. I have to tell you, it was very difficult for me to let go. I felt lost and uncertain. But in the process I found myself, my style, and my voice. I learned to let myself come through in my writing. I have to admit, writing became a lot more fun and interesting. When I looked back and read my first paper for this class, I laughed....   [tags: Reflective Writing Education Essays] 1272 words
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Seeing Myself in Waiting for Godot - Seeing Myself in Waiting for Godot Some people wondered why in high school my favorite book was Waiting for Godot, a drama described on the title page as “a two-act play in which nothing happens twice.” In fact, my liking a play that does not portray a series of connected incidents telling a story but instead presents a pattern of images showing bewildered people in an incomprehensible universe initially baffled me too, as my partiality was more felt than thought. But then I read a piece by the critic Martin Esslin, who articulated my feelings....   [tags: Waiting for Godot Essays]
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Defining Myself through Writing - Defining Myself through Writing I can write in various voices and styles and about various topics; with each piece I hope to represent different aspects of who I am. I need not say "This is me", but I show through now and then; sometimes more strongly than others as can be assumed. In writing I allow my true self to show, I can express myself and experiment with different styles. I will warn you that my writing is never too risqué, I remain quite practical and composed. Composed. I'll make that into a verb and say that in writing "I compose." Strange that I have a strong love for music yet have never tried to write it....   [tags: Personal Narratives] 785 words
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College Admissions Essay - Defining Myself - The joy of writing admissions essays. I think it's good that I do this, that I solidify my thoughts into writing. Yet in pouring my feelings into words, I worry that they will become the structure I give them; that my liquid essence will take the shape of whatever phrases I choose; that my thoughts will be defined by the words I use and confined to the rigid boundaries of a language unable to accommodate the fluidity of my mind; that they will be limited to one distinct avenue when a linear direction does not suffice to express these multi-variable musings....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 333 words
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What I have Learned about Myself - I can remember sitting in class, feeling eyes burning through me, dodging inquisitive glances from all sides, and anxiously awaiting the bell to ring for lunchtime. As most people know, lunch is the most dreaded part of the first day at a new school. First day of school memories are still fairly vivid for me; my father was in the JAG corps in the Army and my family moved with biannual regularity. In fact, I even attended three different high schools. While this may seem highly undesirable to some, I learned an incredible amount about myself, the world, and other people through moving that I may never have learned otherwise....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 692 words
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Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself and Alice Fulton’s You Can’t Rhumboogie in a Ball and Chain - Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself and Alice Fulton’s You Can’t Rhumboogie in a Ball and Chain When I read poetry, I often tend to look first at its meaning and second at how it is written, or its form. The mistake I make when I do this is in assuming that the two are separate, when, in fact, often the meaning of poetry is supported or even defined by its form. I will discuss two poems that embody this close connection between meaning and form in their central use of imagery and repetition. One is a tribute to Janis Joplin, written in 1983 by Alice Fulton, entitled “You Can’t Rhumboogie in a Ball and Chain.” The second is a section from Walt Whitman’s 1,336-line masterpiece, “Song of Myself,”...   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Adolescents and the Internet: How Can I Be Myself? - Adolescence is a delicate, vivid period of life. Although adolescence is mainly thought to take place in the teenage years, it is different for everyone and may range anywhere from nine years old all the way into the early twenties, though still with individual deviations from the norm. Adolescence is a critical period in which many firsts are had: first boyfriend, first girlfriend, first job, first car and perhaps most prominently (for many) is the first self- identity crisis. Developing a self has always been one of the major goals of adolescence, and the internet creates opportunities for adolescents to create selves online....   [tags: Self Identity Crisis, Technology]
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Personal Narrative: The Incident at the Restaurant - I learnt to appreciate life about six years ago in a restaurant where I had a habit of sitting and moaning to myself about how boring everything seemed to me. I reached up and clutched the top of my forehead, squeezing ever so slightly, wishing the constant, irritant pain could dissipate. I watched as the waiters tirelessly travelled laps from table to table in search of fresh orders and annoyingly small tips. The immense chatter provided by each customer and the occasional clatter of the cutlery, which presented an almost permanent ringing in my ears, did not aid me in my strong attempts to keep my agony at peace....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 506 words
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Personal Narrative: I Learned from My Friend's Mistakes - Imagine having the advantage of knowing what to do before you could make a mistake. Imagine not having to pay the price due to the lack of experience. I wouldn’t say I am an expert at life, but when those tricky situations come, I am one step ahead of the game. How would that be possible you say. I owe it all to my best friend; she gave me the best advantage, simply by having to watch her suffer the consequences of her mistakes. We’ve been best friends since pre-k, we always had fun with each other, and we were both so innocent....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 580 words
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Personal Narrative: My Experience in the Air Force - I have been blessed to have led a highly fulfilling career over the past 22 years. The Air Force’s standards of conduct and performance have helped me mature into an adult while creating lasting memories along the way. I have had the opportunity to make significant contributions to my country that offer a sense of pride and personal achievement. My current duties allow me to directly contribute to the Air Force and Joint arena on an almost daily basis. Joining the Air Force helped me to realize I had undertaken a task bigger than myself....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 941 words
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Personal Narrative: Comparing the Qualities of Water with my Personal Qualities - I set in class listening to our teacher talk about speeches. Then my eyes averted to the bottle of water sitting on my friend's desk. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks, water. Water is always looked at like the underdog of a lot of situations. Water is very adaptable. It could be a gas, solid, or a liquid but through all this its chemical state doesn’t change. I feel though this is the way that I am, through everything that I have been through, through the pain and the struggles, through the loses and the gains I still stand....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 539 words
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