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Personal Narrative- Feng Shui and Natural Environment - Personal Narrative- Feng Shui and Natural Environment Leaf through a gardening magazine. Click the remote control to a home-decorating TV channel. Most likely one of these media -- if not both -- will offer a feature on feng shui, a Chinese concept. The basic idea of feng shui is to attract and open a flow for ch'i -- harmony/beneficial energy -- by the way we decorate our homes and/or plan our gardens. Might we also recognize feng shui as influencing our lives by the natural environments we visit....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 530 words
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Personal Narrative- Transformation from Child to Teenager - Personal Narrative- Transformation from Child to Teenager Sometimes at night, when it is so dark the darkness becomes almost smothering, I lie awake listening to the cars outside and the endless crying of the baby next door. I think back through my life, to try and comfort me into restful sleep. I remember summers from my junior high school days. The images are yellow, orange, warm, and happy. Endless summer vacations, the sun almost unbearable with its cruel heat. A time when swimwear wasn’t a terrifying thought, flabby thighs, and see through bikinis were things I was oblivious to....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 512 words
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Personal Narrative- Happy to be Away from Home - Personal Narrative- Happy to be Away from Home "For years I never spoke to anyone about it. Never mentioned a thing to my parents or teachers or my classmates"(Rodriguez 623). 1 shiver as I read it-the most powerful sentence I have ever come across. Scared, confused and resentful, I slam the book shut. Silence confronts me. Not a whisper, not a murmur-I hear nothing. I am alone. The donn room is too dark, the single lamp too dim. Anxious and frightened I flop onto the bed and look out at the night sky....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays]
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Personal Narrative- Using Art to Escape Boredom - Personal Narrative- Using Art to Escape Boredom Quite often different people I come across commend me on my creative ability to draw and paint. The observer's comments usually include the question "Where did you learn how to draw like that?" I normally tell them some generic answer like "a lot of practice, " but truthfully my response should be "in my miserably boring childhood." However I usually refrain from being that honest to either avoid a weird look or to avoid a lengthy explanation like the one that follows....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 1650 words
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Personal Narrative- A Non-traditional Love Story - Personal Narrative- A Non-traditional Love Story I first met Tyler at "Above and Beyond", a support group for brain parasites. I don't have brain parasites, and neither does he, but that's where we met. I had seen him before at other support groups, and he never used his real name. He would always glare at me, as if I was intruding on him or something. I've dated a lot of weird guys before, guys that liked to cross-dress, guys that couldn't get enough body piercings, but Tyler takes the cake....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 1515 words
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Personal Narrative- Nearly Fatal Car Accident - Personal Narrative- Nearly Fatal Car Accident The fluorescent lights blinded me as I tried to open my eyes. Where am I, I thought to myself. I jolted my head back and forth desperately trying to figure out where I was. I heard a voice say, "Hold him down, we are almost there." A sharp pain ran down my back to my feet. All I could see were lights flashing and shadows moving in all directions. The rolling bed that I was on stopped abruptly and a mask was placed over my face. I tried not to breathe, but in less than a second I was unconscious....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 1130 words
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Personal Narrative - Who’s Hurting Mother? - Narrative – Who’s Hurting Mama. It is midnight and a butterfly is trapped in my room. I see it fly over the ceiling and it hides in my bookshelf. I think it got stuck between the books. I tiptoe across the room. I am very quiet. But the butterfly isn’t there. I think the rabbit scared it away. A rabbit hops backward down my walls. It’s a rabbit not a bunny. I don’t like bunnies. Only rabbits. Shhhh. He’s staring at me. I can see into his eyes. He is a pink rabbit with blue polka dots and he asks me if he can pretty please have a carrot....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 1403 words
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Personal Narrative- My House Destroyed by Fire - Personal Narrative- My House Destroyed by Fire December came quietly that year, not blinding us with a blanket of snow, but creeping through the landscape with a cold that ached in the bones. Every blade of grass was held captive by a sheath of frost, as were the glacial branches that scraped at my windows, begging to get in. It is indeed the coldest year I can remember, with winds like barbs that caught and pulled at my skin. People ceaselessly searched for warmth, but my family found that this year, the warmth was searching for us....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 883 words
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Personal Narrative- The Dangers Related to Unsupervised Adolescents - Personal Narrative- The Dangers Related to Unsupervised Adolescents I will be the first to testify and, despite my obvious bias, I still believe that I am completely accurate when I say that my parents are the best that any kid has or will ever have. My mother, though, regardless of her efforts, repeatedly made a fatal error my upbringing; she never learned that, despite her trust in me, any adolescent boy left idle and unsupervised for any length of time will eventually turn to no good. Such was the case on a particular August afternoon....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 1155 words
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Narrative - Where do the Words Come From? - Narrative - Where do the Words Come From. My mother told me once, reluctantly, about how, when she was a small child, she knew how to fly. She said that sometimes, on the warm, lonely, summer afternoons that occur so frequently in the memories of a country childhood, she would lie down on the porch of my grandfather’s small farmhouse. She would lie there, feeling the rough, weathered boards press splinters into the skin of her back and legs and arms, and then she would close her eyes and be very still....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 2264 words
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Personal Narrative- First Love and Missed Opportunities - Personal Narrative- First Love and Missed Opportunities As a sophomore my workload consists mainly of three very different classes. But within the first week I had something to tie them together; love, to be more specific, first love. In my bible study class, the professor wanted to illustrate the human ability to recall detailed information regarding personally important events. He posed the question “How many of you remember your first love?” and went on to say how we should approach bible study with a degree of passion....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 2612 words
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Personal Narrative - Renewed Love for My Sister - Personal Narrative- Renewed Love for My Sister "The essence of life is to be found in the frustrations of established order." -John Gardner "God, Kris, you are so disgusting!" I made a noise like a rhino in heat as I opened my mouth to reveal the large piece of orange gum that hung precariously from my tongue. "Thanks a lot, E. You're the one that called it an orange slug." We both let out an uproarious laugh and quickly quieted ourselves. The geriatrics nearby were looking at us again. Our stifled laughter was still loud enough to make passersby wonder about our sanity, and that was just the way we liked it....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1263 words
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Personal Narrative- The Lonely Middle-Aged Woman - Personal Narrative- The Lonely Middle-Aged Woman I got off the bus, not knowing where I had to travel in the cold night. I had a rough idea, but I’ve been having terrible luck trusting my rough ideas lately. I thought I’d ask someone for details. The passengers that had gotten off the bus with me obviously knew where they were going, because their strides were purposeful and quick. Looking for someone to help, I turned to a middle-aged lady in smart business clothes and voiced my question. She looked at me strangely for a second, as though I was speaking a foreign language, then just as quickly she snapped out of it and told me the direction I had to walk....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 699 words
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Personal Narrative- A Seinfeld Addict's Dream Come True - Personal Narrative- A Seinfeld Addict's Dream Come True My heart ached. As constant as the waves of the sea slap the rocks, so the emptiness lurked. The icy hand of desperation wrapped me up and constricted. I was suffocating in that dismal abyss of loathsome sitcoms. I lamented but nobody heard, my pain had no companions. "No. Why. Why. Why?" I cried. I dropped down on my knees and flailed my arms wildly. My lamentation sliced through the air like a blade through butter. "Worry not Michael, there is counseling available." my mom replied....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 3280 words
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Personal Narrative- The Path Towards Grace, Love and Peace - Personal Narrative- The Path Towards Grace, Love and Peace When I was 16 I left my parents home. One month before I left, I wrote this in my journal: “What is the fluttering in my belly, rising up through my chest. An apprehension — a fear — excitement. I am anticipating a change — a falling down — a caving in of something I expect to be solid. I’m in a strange place, moving slowly forward with nothing that can be measured — an internal advancement, a shedding away of old selves. I am pared down.” The story of my leaving still feels like something written in code — a code no one could understand on the rational mind level....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 2651 words
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Personal Narrative - The Role of God in My Personal Transformation - Personal Narrative - The Role of God in My Personal Transformation While growing up nearly every child feels the need to be somebody, to figure out his identity. Most children attempt to find acceptance from their peers by the way they dress, the music to which they listen, the people with whom they hang out, the parties they attend, or the other activities in which they participate. While I never really felt a strong need to please others as a child, I still struggled with being shy and lonely, and with not always fitting in....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1750 words
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Personal Narrative Essay - Application for US Naturalization - Personal Narrative Essay - Application for US Naturalization Form N-400 is otherwise known as the application for US Naturalization. I have started and stopped filling out form N-400 half a dozen times in the past few years. Most recently, I used the excuse that I couldn’t read all of the dates in my passport. Thus I could not give the relevant dates for when I had left and reentered the country over the necessary time period. The other day I downloaded the form again but now I can’t find my passport....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1911 words
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Narrative on Brown v. Board of Education Exhibit - Narrative Assignment Walking into a lecture hall in Gregory Hall, I really didn’t know what to expect. I dressed as I would any other day; an Abercrombie shirt, a pair of frayed shorts and some casual sandals. I sat towards the front of the room and arrived slightly early to ensure a good seat. The name of this Brown v. Board education discussion was entitled, "Rethinking Slavery: 1800-1861,” and was arranged by the Mellon initiative. As I waited to observe the audience as they filled the seats with pencil in hand, I was amazed by the amount of diversity I saw before me....   [tags: Narrative Papers Essays] 1123 words
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A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - The Pressure to Assimilate in Mary Rowlandson’s A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson There are times when assimilation is not a choice but rather something is forced. In circumstances such as being taken hostage, the ability to survive must come at the price of assimilating one's own customs into another lifestyle. In February of 1675 the Native Americans who were at war with the Puritans obtained hostage Mary Rowlandson of the Plymouth colony. During this time she must perform a role that is uncommon to a colonial woman's way of life so that she may live among them....   [tags: Narrative Captivity Restoration Mary Rowlandson]
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Personal Narrative: How Society Shaped Me - Personal Narrative: How Society Shaped Me What is society and how did it help shape me into the person I am today. First, society is the state of living in organized groups of people. These organized groups of people are the ones that made me who I am today and will continue to shape me, as I grow older. My version of society is white middle class people who grow up going to catholic schools. These white middle class people are only associated with other white middle class people, and very seldom venture out of this little society....   [tags: Social Group Neighborhood Narrative Papers] 767 words
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Personal Narrative- My Near Drowning Experience - Personal Narrative- My Near Drowning Experience Have you ever had a moment in time that seems like minutes or hours even though it was only a few seconds. Have you ever seen everything before you play out in slow motion, where you are aware of everything around you, yet not knowing what was going on. I have, and as I look back on it, I feel very blessed and protected. On March 21, 1987, I decided to take a little swim in our swimming pool and almost drowned. On that fateful day in March, I was a couple months shy of my third birthday....   [tags: Personal Narrative Death Swimming Pool Accident] 624 words
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Narrative Communication - ... Through narratives, learners are now able to appreciate chronology, dilemmas and emotions. Classroom storytelling has mediated knowledge acquisition in various courses in the universities, besides allowing learners to socialize. Research has also found that teacher development is enhanced through narratives by allowing the teacher to produce their own accounts during teaching (Coste, 1989). In so doing, they are able to reflect and evaluate their own as well as other tutors’ teaching methods and beliefs....   [tags: Education]
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Slave Narrative - ... Douglass watched his Aunt Hester being brutally whipped, and although describing it with detail 'where the blood ran fasted, there he whipped longest' (Douglass, Narrative, p.2074), he is unable to scribe his full emotional distress of the scene. This I note as being a tactic to portray the horror, through his personal reserve. For if Douglass was to discuss every excruciating emotion, this may have been viewed by some readers at the time, as a hyperbolic reaction, thus tainting the truth of the scene....   [tags: Comparative, Brown, Douglass, Jacobs 1] 1657 words
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Comparative Narrative - Reading, for the true enthusiasts, is a time to take a break, a vacation from the everyday hum-drum life. It is a time for him or her to escape what he or she knows to experience and view life through another’s eyes. For one who truly enjoys this pastime, it does not matter what the genre is. Whether short fictional tales or non-fiction stories. Whether poetry or essays the reader escapes through reading. This paper will compare the elements of narrative in two fictional and two non-fictional works, exploring such areas as the credibility, entertainment value and superiority within the distinct character of both, the fictional and non-fictional genres of literature....   [tags: Compare Contrast Literature] 1355 words
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The Narrative Arc - ... Thus, Zaroff’s competitive nature and his unconquerable record is what engage Rainsford in his "most dangerous game. Connell also shows his expertise by incorporating multiple conflict types in the narrative: Human vs. Nature, Human vs. Human, and Human vs. Self. The story opens with a prime example of human vs. nature by the mysterious island being mentioned by Whitney. On their way to Rio, she tells Rainsford the details of an island that the sailors fear called Ship-Trap .In addition, it is very dark and Rainsford is unable to see through a moonless Caribbean night....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Personal Narrative - Personal Narrative I was bruised, bitten, and banged up, and I loved it. The weekend had completely made my summer and filled in a part of my personality that I never knew existed. My king salmon fishing trip taught me perseverance, trust, tolerance, and that it is not always the trophy, but instead the journey you take along the way. Every summer that I go back to Michigan, my cousin Lance and I take a fishing trip. This year we were after the big ones, king salmon, running up the Manistee River....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1357 words
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The Crisis Narrative - The Crisis Narrative It was four in the morning in early August; seventeen year old Monica Adams was holding her niece, Abigail May, for the first time. Weighing only five pounds, Abigail was very tiny in her arms. As Monica held her, she tried to realize what was happening at that moment; I’m an aunt, she thought. She tried to grasp the feeling of being an aunt, but she couldn’t. It was all too surreal for her. It all began December of Monica’s senior year of high school. She could remember the day almost as if it had happened yesterday....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2375 words
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Douglass -- The Narrative - Debunking the Southern Secret “Sincerely and earnestly hoping that this little book may do something toward throwing light on the American slave system, and hastening the glad day of deliverance to the millions of my brethren in bonds … relying upon the power of truth, love, and justice, for success in my … efforts and solemnly pledging myself anew to the sacred cause, I subscribe myself” (Douglass 76). With these words, Frederick Douglass (c. 1817-1895), an emancipated slave with no formal education, ends one of the greatest pieces of propaganda of the 19th century America: that slavery is good for the slave....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Narrative Essay - Narrative Essay problems with format It was a normal Friday in March except for the fact that I got my license. So my friends and I thought about what we were going to do now that I have my license. Well, we cruised around town thinking we were hot stuff and that we were better that most kids in school since I had my license before many of my friends. We decided that we'd go off-roading since I had the huge truck. It was a hunter green 1979 Ford F-250 Custom. It had huge 33-inch tires, a loud crackling exhaust, and a unique 2-inch thick oak plank flatbed....   [tags: essays research papers] 1722 words
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Personal Narrative - Personal Narrative I gripped the smooth oval shaped bottle in my hand. In the other hand with my fingers wrapped around the miniature glass cup, I felt the glass groves the harder I squeezed the sharper the groves began to feel. It was like I was gripping an ancient blade which had blunted throughout the generations. I began to slowly pour the liquid in my cup and it steadily began to fill....   [tags: Papers] 672 words
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Personal Narrative - Personal Narrative Entering through the doors, I gazed around. It wasn't how I remembered it, I now felt like a stranger, an impostor. It was the same but it felt so distant. I had returned to the worry-free days of primary school. On my right, were the stairs I tumbled down. I was rushed to hospital, my head hurt. The whole of my class went very quiet, I didn't understand why because it was break time, but now just a normal staircase draped with a new carpet of the most unreceptive peach, stared back at me....   [tags: Papers] 584 words
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Personal Narrative - Personal Narrative Incomplete Essay My day began at eight-o clock in the morning where I crawled out of bed to go to breakfast. Looking like a zombie who had been dragged through a hedge backwards, I managed to make light conversation with my family during breakfast. My mum said to me, 'George are you doing to the fair today at Kentington-Waterloo.' It took me a while to process what she had just said but when I understood I was immediately and lively, like a baby with a new toy....   [tags: Papers] 1054 words
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Personal Narrative - Personal Narrative There lay her limp body staring up at us. Her cold eyes were no longer the brilliant blue we were used to. We did not know this at the time, we were about to face the worst time of our lives. But for some of us, including me, it would be much worse. Of course we didn't know that then, all we knew was the fear and the confusion. There were so many thoughts running through my head, but mainly, "Why her?" Because it was Sarah who had been murdered; my best friend....   [tags: Papers] 994 words
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Personal Narrative - Personal Narrative I am listening for the sound of the front door. I know for certain that it is a Saturday night. I do not know whether I am six or 16, eight or 18. I may be alone. I may have a babysitter. It makes no difference. My vigil remains the same. I do not wait for the sound of the door opening. It is the sound of it closing that matters. If it clicks quietly shut, I know they will just have a cup of tea then go to bed....   [tags: Papers] 525 words
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Personal Narrative - Personal Narrative I am writing about an event which happened in my life that I would never forget. It was when Christ Church School took us all to Chessington World of Adventures for an end of Y9 trip. I don't remember the exact date seeing as this was two years ago, but I remember all the main events and important goings on. It all started when I woke up for school, normal time, in my normal routine, although I didn't pack any books or put on my school uniform. I went straight into the bathroom, had a wash, brushed my teeth and went back into my room to dress....   [tags: Papers] 1664 words
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Narrative Writing - Narrative Writing The young girl remained motionless by the tree, and Gabriel descended into the village of Weatherbury. She sat there, still looking at the stars. Oak had faded into the distance. She began walking slowly in the direction of Weatherbury. She arrived in the silence of night. Nothing or no-one were around. The temperature had plummeted way below zero. She began to feel the bitterness of the cold as only a hooded cloak was her cover. Fanny decided to seek shelter, and crept quietly, not wanting to wake anybody in the village, towards the local inn....   [tags: Papers] 724 words
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Personal Narrative - Personal Narrative I will always remember going to the RSAMD (Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) 2004 summer school. Although I had been to summer school each time it is a new experience. It almost gives you the feeling you get when you are going up the 1st slope on a roller coaster, your looking forward to it but you are also scared, that’s the only way to describe how summer school feels....   [tags: Papers] 903 words
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Personal Narrative - Personal Narrative My life never was the straightest forward to talk or write about. As sad as it seems, the only memories that stand out are not very happy ones. I am 17. I was born in Gloucester. Both of my parents raised me, and at the beginning of my life we definitely didn’t live in luxury....   [tags: Papers] 1036 words
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Truth vs. Fiction in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Uncle Tom's Cabin - Truth vs. Fiction in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Uncle Tom's Cabin It is often said that truth is stranger than fiction. Perhaps, this is so, as truth wears no veil; it is stark reality. There are no soft edges in truth. Only the most zealous hunters, those willing to meet the sword, actively seek it. The majority, while considering ourselves open to the truth, may only realize it when it comes disguised as something else. In short, it seems that we need to see it as not threatening, but molded and plied into something we can digest....   [tags: Narrative Life Frederick Douglass]
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The Use of Chiasmus to Highlight the Irony of Slavery in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas - The Use of Chiasmus to Highlight the Irony of Slavery in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass According to Barton and Hudson's Contemporary Guide to Literary Terms, a chiasmus is a rhetorical scheme that is "particularly effective in creating irony through the reversal of accepted truths or familiar ideas" (189). Frederick Douglass uses the chiasmus throughout his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave to highlight the irony of slavery's existence in a country that was built upon the ideals of freedom....   [tags: Narrative Life Frederick Douglass]
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Authorial Vs. Figural Narrative Situations in Coetzee’s Boyhood - ... By not narrating directly, Coetzee is detached from the story. It becomes evident that the distance between the author and the text has a domino effect on the implied reader with the text. The character presented to the reader is an isolated and isolating figure, one who challenges the reader’s sympathies not only through point of view but through the actions and perceptions conveyed to us by the narrator. The heterodiegetic narrative structure increases both the alienation and the distance by minimizing the utilization of the protagonist’s name....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Narrative Perspectives] 1049 words
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: The Evils of Slavery - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: A Perspective on the Evils of Slavery The institution of slavery defies the very nature of humanity, truth, and intellect from both the slave and the slave owner. Throughout the "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave; the terrible relationship between ignorance and suppression is seen time and time again with every one of his owners. Douglass is fortunate in discovering the liberating power of knowledge of which his owners are trying so diligently to conceal....   [tags: Narrative Life Frederick Douglass]
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Personal Narrative - My Father - My Father My father can fix anything. He can make the cabinet door work again, the toilet, the light switch. He has toolboxes of cold metal wrenches and sockets and screwdrivers that turn any bolt or screw, whining saws that cut wood into any shape, and gauges with dials that rotate in clicks and snaps to tell him what’s wrong with any cord. He has hammers of steel and rubber and wood. Pliers that cut, bend, and twist. Clamps, drills, straps, punches, tapes, glues, oils, and jellies. A filing cabinet of tiny drawers filled with washers and nuts and hinges and bits of colored wire that he rolls between his thumb and forefinger until he knows which is right for the job....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 467 words
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Personal Narrative about a Vacation -      When I was ten years old my Father took me to Universal Studios in Orlando Florida. It is one of the most memorable experiences of my life.      It was my first time on an airplane, so I was a little nervous. It felt like forever while we sat in the plane waiting to take off. Finally, I heard the pilot say “prepare for take off.” I’ll admit I was a little scared, but as the plane lifted off the runway, I was ok.      The plane ride there was three hours long. It was a little bumpy, but other then that, everything went well....   [tags: Narrative Essays] 653 words
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Personal Narrative: The Roses - The front door was ajar and my skin began to crawl with fright. Did I carelessly forget to lock it after I left. Afraid of who might be in my house or what I might see, I looked around nervously to see what could be missing. Nothing. Why would someone come into my home only to leave with nothing. After searching every inch, I realized that everything was where I had left it. No broken lamps, overturned cushions, or draws emptied out on the carpet. Feeling relieved, I walked into my dinning room and looked out my oversized window at Ms....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 302 words
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Personal Narrative: Skiing Experience - Thin air encompasses me as I commence the final day of skiing at Vail, Colorado. Seven days of skiing elapse rather painlessly; I fall occasionally but an evening in the Jacuzzi soothes my minor aches. Closing time approaches on the final day of our trip as I prepare myself for the final run of the vacation. Fresh off the ski lift, I coast toward the junction of trails on the unoccupied expert face of the mountain. After a moment of thought, I confidently select a narrow trail so steep that only the entrance can be seen from my viewpoint....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 351 words
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Personal Narrative: The Delivery Room - It all started on a mid-fall night at about 11:55 when my sister started having labor pains. I really did not know anything was going on until I woke up, and the only reason I woke up was because my mother was running around the house hollering. So, I jumped up and put on some clothes and waited until it was time to go. My mother said, "We will go the hospital only if your contractions are five minutes apart". It was time to go to the hospital; also, the happiest time of my life was when I was in the delivering room with my sister....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 301 words
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Personal Narrative About Me - Me I am sentimental, out-going, indecisive, understanding, curious, naive, lazy, and young. I want to be ... , well a lot of things, and growing is discovering what they are. I feel people cannot see the potential within, although there is no one to blame but myself. I look to others for approval instead of to myself. I aim to please; it leads to approval. I don’t like to discuss my faults; I pity myself. I am weak in some respects, but in others I am strong. My life is a balance of ups and downs....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 494 words
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Personal Narrative- Books Have Greatly Impacted my Life - Personal Narrative- Books Have Greatly Impacted my Life I wasn't interested in books when I was very young, except for an interest in comic books. Maybe that's because I was never really read to consistently. My mother claims to have read to me some when I was younger, but I don't remember it. Giving birth to five kids in seven years, and having one die at three days old, sort of cut into her time for entertaining me with thrilling renditions of The Cat in the Hat. I had to entertain myself with what I could find, and I picked up some basic reading skills from some of the kid's shows on television in the sixties....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 2314 words
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