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The World Called the Titamentum - ... They never do anything fun or fascinating. They only entertain themselves by talking to each other as that the only thing the Maxius Corporation allowed them to do. There is no colour in the life of Titamentum people and they believe in no hope for the Maxius Corporation set doctrine. Somewhere in the Green District, there is a group of microbiologist working on a new mutation that can combat the effects of pollution plus restore the ecosystem of the Yellow District and overtime the Red district back to normal....   [tags: personal narrative] 669 words
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Life of Workers in Staithes - ... They would be hard pressed to find their way through the pre-dawn morning without the light. Few of the trudging souls speak. Sleep possesses their limbs and minds in an eerie pantomime they are condemned to repeat every morning from Monday to Saturday. The almost lifeless creatures are the working poor whose lives are blighted by the demands of industry. Their prospects grow no better with the passing of time. Some villagers do not work in the mill, but go out and about on errands. They rise long after the workers, and do their best to keep winter’s biting cold from making them take to sick beds and coffins....   [tags: personal narrative] 638 words
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Love Letters to My Husband - ... My husband quietly walked in to our daughter’s room and carried her outside. We sat holding each other, holding our daughter watching the sun rise. The sunrise was so beautiful I remember the colors and intensity of the light was just enough to calm me slightly. The sun was like a great big romantic, inspirational fire in the sky. It was as if a powerful symphony was quieting down, becoming more emotional and beautiful as it dies down. This moment should have been one of the greatest but all I could think of was the dreadful day ahead....   [tags: personal narrative] 1052 words
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It Is not a Game - With one intensely push, he grunted as he let out all his essence inside her young body without even noticing that her soul was beyond gone. With a smug look, he chuckled at his accomplishment and started to back away from his sister’s body. “Harley,” he said as he sat back on his knees, buckling his belt. “Baby, you felt so good.” He lowered himself towards and kissed her lips. When he pulled himself away from her, he noticed something odd about her. Her eyes, they were emotionless and her chest, her chest wasn’t pumping with her that supposed to flow out of her nose....   [tags: personal narrative] 725 words
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Short Story: Collide and Fall - It was a typical day for Chad, going about the halls picking on every vulnerable person they saw, that was until he saw her. It was the first day in years Sophia had worn short sleeves, being scared that people might judge her for being ‘attention seeking’, but today she felt content with herself, brave enough to show people how strong she is. When Chad saw her scars, he realized every single one of these people had their own stories. That was the day Chad Willington had stood up to his friends....   [tags: personal narrative] 877 words
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See The Stars Come Out? - For a young solder, Hal Mason distinctly had patience. So, when Lourdes had rejected his embrace and glanced at him through a creature of perish eyes, he did not relent. He had persisted, choosing to visit her everyday despite her protests. When she eloquently articulated to him, her voice would be monotone and the twinkling light in her eyes unquestionably would die out. It had that magnanimous relentlessly worried so that he had paced throughout the night; it was only when Anne had comfortably sat him down and reported him on Lourdes’ recovery, and he got peace....   [tags: personal narrative] 1593 words
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Creative Writing: Letters from London - The window was cold to the touch. The glass shimmered as the specks of sunlight danced, and Blake stood, peering out. As God put his head to the window, at once, he felt light shining through his soul. Six years old. Age ceased to define him and time ceased to exist. Silence seeped into every crevice of the room, and slowly, as the awe of the vision engulfed him, he felt the gates slowly open. His thoughts grew fluid, unrestrained, and almost chaotic. An untouched imagination had been liberated, and soon, the world around him transformed into one of magnificence and wonder....   [tags: personal narrative] 1198 words
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Tell Me a Story, Daddy - One She climbed into the big canopy bed and snuggled her favorite teddy bear close. His name was Bart and he wore faded denim overalls, one strap fastened with a safety pin. He was also missing an eye but the little girl wouldn't sleep without it. Her daddy pulled her blanket up under her chin and kissed her on the nose. She giggled; his beard tickled her face. "Tell me a story, Daddy." He perched on the edge of her bed and crossed his arms in his lap. "And what story would my princess like to hear," he asked his accent a shadow of the past....   [tags: personal narrative] 760 words
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Nulight - Clan Of Knowledge - ... He was crouching heavily over his desk. Soon the photograph doubled. An almost exact copy, but with a single difference that could have been easily missed if one was not careful. His body raised over the table a few inches higher. His angle, was now only slight. The two photographs double once again, like a reproducing cell. The new photographs are of the same thing but not quite exact. The slightest of differences can be caught, if examined hard enough. Then there was a constant pace of images flowing out of the black canvas of his mind....   [tags: personal narrative] 1521 words
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I Hate Needles - I Hate Needles   Dr. Ross’ comments: As part of our study of American Literature, my class and I explore the continuing theme of “connection to community” as revealed by the writers. I also offer my students bonus points for performing a community service and writing about their own “connection to community” as discovered through their act of service. This student chose to donate blood and writes a surprisingly delightful description of her experience. She humorously finds her own good connections....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 1364 words
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Life After the Outbreak - Father died the month before the virus spread all over the world. The month before governments were overthrown and chaos broke out like wild fire on every street, in every city, in every country- father died in his bed with a fever. Thunder crashed in the distance as he inhaled another labored breath. The flash of lightning being the only source of light, mother, Alex, and I watched him die, a phenomenon I knew very little about. “Father are you okay?” Alex asked as he laid his head down on the bed....   [tags: personal narrative] 1647 words
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Their Love is Forbidden - Act I Prologue This takes place in Verona Italy. Their love is forbidden Scene 1 a Act II Scene 1 He said if love is blind it can’t hit the target. Scene 2 He compares her to the sun and stars. She was talking with body language. He says he wishes he was the glove on her hand so he could touch her cheek. She says forget about our parents and just love me. That there families names don't matter they could give up their names so they could be with each other. He says he will do anything for the love he is deeply in, risking his life....   [tags: personal narrative] 736 words
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My Contemplations with Suicide - I’ve been prepared to do this for a long time, but today was the day I’d finally do it. Now that she’s left me, I just couldn’t find the strength to do it anymore. I closed and locked the door to my room, and slowly walked over to my bed. Reaching around under it, I grabbed the coil of rope. The manila rope felt firm in my hand, but it had also felt like the only thing holding me together. Funny, how the tool I was going to use for suicide was the only thing left holding me together, but it’s true....   [tags: personal narrative] 2591 words
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Life is Too Short - The year 2013 was the most deviating year for me, many were killed. That year my friend died, without accomplishing all that she wanted. I remember her saying many times that she wanted to go back to school, but kept on getting discouragement from her brother. She was never true to herself, instead was true to others. My friend death didn’t make me gloomy; it just made me want to live my life to the fullest and be true to myself. Many people did not realize until the end of their life all the things that wish to accomplish, and been happy is a choice....   [tags: personal narrative] 536 words
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New Criticism of Dylan Thomas' Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night - When discussing the different aspects of New Criticism in Dylan Thomas’s poem “Do Not Go Gentle into The Good Night”, the impression that comes to mind is death. The use of imagery was a necessity for Dylan Thomas to express the different techniques of writing which involved a mixture of surrealistic and metaphysical tones. His ability to change a words meaning to incorporate symbolism is noticeable in circle of unity from life to death and renewed life. The Author presents the poem in a narrative argumentative point view from a son to his dying father upon his final moments....   [tags: death, symbolism, narration]
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Battlefield in the Ukraine - ... It is scary to watch how the bullets pierce the trees, chop off chips, which hurt your face and every naked part of your body. It is scary to look at those, dead or wounded, who were just running alongside myself not more than five minutes ago, holding nothing but wooden sticks in hand, just like kids in some average yard. It is scary to realize that it is a war. A war in a place where I used to walk freely with friends, family, and loved ones, not fearing for my own life. For this is downtown, crime activity is low here....   [tags: personal narrative] 1085 words
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Evil Brings Forth Evil - ... His words of praise and appreciation were sparse. However, when he was in one of his hypercritical moods he was more than generous with his opinions. His paranoia and hostility denied him the camaraderie of good men, and his dark disposition was effective in keeping workers in their places, when, for instance, he cut their wages to compensate for a matter of business that had not returned the profit he expected, or when the market for his products shrank, or the cost of raw materials increased....   [tags: personal narrative] 1109 words
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Life: A Gift that God Prepared for Us - There are indeed many individuals that have amusing thoughts and questions that absorb their minds. What is the purpose of living if we are eventually going to departure from this world. Why even bother to live. There is a point in everyone’s life where they asked themselves these questions, because we live in a polluted planet where we suffer from a diverse of conflicts. In today’s world, many people see their life pointless due to economic, health, and self issues. Without any doubts many ignore the fact that there’s numerous reasons of our existence here on Earth....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 1408 words
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Who Killed Melissa Lynn - Girls killed, brother arrested Boston, 28 November: A 12 year old girl was found stabbed to death in her bedroom, by her father late in the night. Melissa Lynn was stabbed once in the stomach. The murder weapon, a sharp knife, without any finger prints, was found on her body. Her father, George Lynn on returning from work, expected to find her at home. She did not respond to his repeated calls and he assumed she was out with friends. At 2300 hours, he got worried when neither Melissa nor her 16 year old brother, Wayne, returned home....   [tags: personal narrative] 584 words
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The Earthquake in Chile - The story starts off in Santiago, Chile in 1647 with the main character Jeronim Rugera where he is preparing to hang himself while he is in prison. Jeronimo was a tutor at the Don Asteron household in till it was discovered that Jeronimo was having an illicit relationship with Josephe, the daughter of Don Henrico Asteron, by her brother. Josephe was then promptly sent to the convent of Our Lady of the Mountain but she was still able to keep up the illicit relationship with Jeronimo in till Josephe gave birth on the steps of the cathedral during the feast of Corpus Christi....   [tags: personal narrative] 678 words
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Trial for Dash's Murder - I was walking home with Dash on a typical Monday night, when bang. What sounded like the backfire of a rusty old Holden Ute was followed by an ear-piercing screech. Death had come instantly for my oldest friend Dash Whinstone. In the middle of a park, which was once a serene and tranquil path home, Dash lay in a pool of blood. Warm but lifeless, she quickly became paler by the second. I quickly scan my surroundings as I search for the creature accountable for the murder of a 16-year-old girl. I swiftly turn to my left when the hustling of leaves and thumping of large shoes alarm me....   [tags: personal narrative] 885 words
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The Ripper's Next Victim - ... It wasn’t much of a job with only a few people lingering nearby looking at the body and the large volume of blood that had begun to dry on the cobbled alley. Violence and death mingled daily in the East End so it was nothing more than a curiosity to most. Mary Ann Nichols, known as Polly to her friends and family, was found just after 3:30 a.m. on Friday, August 31st, in Buck’s Row. Her throat had been severed through to the spine. Her abdomen was torn open with several small, almost neat incisions bordering the gaping wound....   [tags: personal narrative] 976 words
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Drugs, Gangs and Juveniles - John seems to be getting himself involved in the wrong crowds. At his last check-in there was a noticeable gang symbol marked in between his two fingers. When confronting John about the gang, he basically avoided the question. This was his bi-weekly check which required a drug test to be administered. In which the drug test came back positive for crystal meth and marijuana. He does not seem to have a positive outlook and seem to be very uncooperative with his mother and the authorities. John possibly having a borderline drug addiction problem will only make things worse in the end for him....   [tags: personal narrative] 1074 words
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This Is No Suicide - It was a crisp, sunny morning in South L.A., a landlord went to check on a tenant because he was a week late on his rent. When he knocked on the door of John Russell, nobody opened. He knocked again, not even a sound. He used his keys and opened the door only to find Mr. Russell dead on the floor. The landlord scrambled to find the phone. While doing so, he knocked something across the floor and under the couch, but he paid no attention to it as he called the police. Within a few minutes the entire L.A.P.D....   [tags: personal narrative] 809 words
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Short Stories: Frigid Waters - The harsh leafbare winds of the north blazed across the tundra like a freezing cold fire, howling louder than a wolf. Snowflakes blew rapidly across the landscape, almost blocking your view. The only thing visible was the moon, the snow glittering in it’s light. The landscape was completely barren, the nearest forest just in view. When it wasn’t leaf-bare, this tundra was instead wide open meadow, perfect for hunting all sorts of prey. Believe it or not, this was actually one of the best places for hunting in the valley....   [tags: personal narrative] 2056 words
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Creative Writing: Street Fight - I took another punch to the jaw. I accidentally bit down on my tongue. Blood started to fill my mouth. It wasn't a fair fight by any means. I was attacked while sleeping by a team of five. I might have been seen as the best fighter on the streets, but I couldn't beat the best gang alone. I shouldn't have stole food from them earlier. "I'm disappointed, Willow. You don't live up to your reputation," Martin, the leader of the street gang, taunted as I spit blood. I sneered, "I'll show you!" I struggled, but the two boys kept me against the brick wall....   [tags: personal narrative] 1866 words
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The Real Gay Agenda - Prologue John Gray is the minister of Westboro Baptist Church; he is also the leader of the Anti-gay rebellion. John has been fighting the gays all 45 years of his life, but his cause became much more difficult when Mikey took control of the US government and began heterosexual oppression in 2035. John is planning to kill Mikey and the other gay leaders, and he hopes that after he assassinates them that the gay controlled government will collapse and the heterosexual work and birth camps will be liberated....   [tags: personal narrative] 1438 words
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Making a New Family - Amy Vice, a beautiful but neglected housewife, wakes up to another mundane day. Her husband, Roger, rejects her sexual advances then proceeds to ignore and demean her attempts at polite conversation. He leaves for work without saying goodbye. After he departs, Amy takes her coffee outside to enjoy the weather in her tree-lined family friendly New Orleans neighborhood. Amy yearns for a child of her own, a gift her husband is unable to give. So obscured by the privacy hedge that borders her yard, she watches with envy as parents walk and play with their children....   [tags: personal narrative] 743 words
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Thinking Made It So - Every experience is unlike the other. Some come shielding their eyes with clenched fists, shaking their heads left to right while mumbling incoherent words. Others enter with salty tears carving crevices in their faces, and their lips trembling from an unseen coldness. Few arrive with their mouths open, jaws dropped as their wide eyes scan where they are. Every arrival is unique to each character, but they all end up here, in the After. The After is my home, the homes of creatures like me and those humans who have made it here....   [tags: personal narrative] 661 words
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The Paradox of Sacrifice - ... Each day we’ve gotten better by giving our best effort. As time continued on, we wanted more of a challenge, so we decided to enter tournaments. We won all the tournaments because of our partnership and determination. Because of that we decided to call each other, partner. On a previous championship Kendo tournament, it was the final match. My partner cheered me on. I was against a student representing China. We locked on each others eyes, and gave a bow to show respect. The referee raised his flags and we began....   [tags: personal narrative] 1125 words
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From Heaven to Hell - ... Today was one of those days. “I’m not kidding Kelly. They are going crazy!” “No Luke, I think you are,” she murmured under her breath. She felt a small shock and sighed. Part of being Good meant being kind to everyone. Kelly wasn’t bothered by the rule; she just wished it didn’t apply to certain people. “They shocked someone to death because she had a cold. They’re trying to prevent disease from spreading in some twisted way. I think they’re going to end up killing basically everyone!” he whispered hysterically with his brown eyes bulging. Kelly nonchalantly looked up at Luke, who was a head taller than her and drawled, “Whatever Luke, I gotta go now.” She slipped past him and smil...   [tags: personal narrative] 1185 words
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My Fate was Sealed - ... Most nights I felt dead. I stared at the hosiptal barelets fastened on my writsts. There was two of them. One from the emergancy room and one from the physc ward. They didn't want to let me leave, but I no longer showed signs of physical harm and they no longer could find a reason to keep me. I watched as the memories played through my mind, forcing myself to watch because I knew this was the last time I would have to face them. I watched as my life slowly faded into the deep abyss of lost memorys, as the months numbly passed by like minutes, and as my will to survive effortlessly slipped from my hadns....   [tags: personal narrative] 718 words
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The Change in Charles - ... All the monsters are here, and they are hungry!” A voice so malevolent, malicious and cold retorted, that Charles couldn't help but crack a smile, now this wasn't the smile of man who was looking up to the rising sun, neither was it the smile of two loved ones musing at a pleasant memory. Charles’s smile was the smile of a mad hatter, a man facing the guillotine, for nothing but terror could induce such a horrid craze. And terror it was. Darnay although scarred to death, was awaiting for this confrontation to occur all night....   [tags: personal narrative] 933 words
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Run Away Slave Search - ... Harrison and Newgent’s advertisement for these run away slaves are two of thousands that were documented in newspapers throughout the 1700s ranging from Massachusetts to Georgia. These advertisements would typically give the name, age and race of the run away slave. The owner would list the clothes they were wearing, scars, languages spoken and mannerisms as well as where they could have possibly gone and who might be harboring them. Advertisements almost always ended with a reward for whoever returned the property to the rightful owner....   [tags: personal narrative]
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The Most Difficult Anniversary - ... She also enjoys taking off her clothes around me. Or did. Before our problems started. My problems. We met at a writer's conference in Atlanta in. She was there gathering manuscripts, looking for that undiscovered gem; I was there to put Parade of Echoes in the hands of as many editors as possible. I assumed she was just another aspiring author as I sauntered up next to her at the bar. She had the sexy librarian look, wire-rimmed glasses and yellow number 2 pencil through the hair bun. Four hefty manuscripts cradled in her left arm and three flash drives hung from her neck....   [tags: personal narrative] 1571 words
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My Most Dangerous Game - ... Rainsford would first sneak into the house, drag out Ivan’s body, and use it as bait for the dogs. This would distract them long enough to get into the cellar where General Zaroff kept his prisoners, and release them. After he rounded up his army, he would give them the wooden stakes he had carved while he was in the tree. Once everyone knew the plan, they would attack the general in his bed. When they were done with this task, they would all work together to kill the dogs with the general’s weapons....   [tags: personal narrative] 535 words
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My Mother's Paramount Influence - My mom was the most sensible and beautiful person I have ever known. She was a statuesque woman with gorgeous, raven- black hair which perfectly bordered her oval shaped face. Her skin resembled that of a porcelain doll, and her voice was like that of an angel. Her perfectly formed, thin, pink lips often spoke of love and motivation. Her strong hands were testimony of the hard work and dedication that she always put forth to keep the farm and family going. Performing above and beyond with every task was how she lived her life; nothing was too small to be done right....   [tags: personal narrative] 572 words
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Regrettng My I Phone - Thud...Thud.THUD. I almost regretted buying the iPhone. What I regret even more was setting the alarm to 5:00am. I gently ended my pleasant sleep, and felt an immediate blast of humidity. The kind you can’t even get used to for a month. Slowly, the outline of my apartment gained resolution. I could see a clear view of the tropical trees and slightly inhospitable, but developed landscape. There was a sense of dust; construction. You could smell it so well that tasting it would be imaginable. I’m careful not to wake my grandparents or my sister and suddenly I remember why I had my phone wake me....   [tags: personal narrative] 761 words
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Attack of the Kingdom - Tessa Mclane awoke at the 10th hour of the day. In a thirty hour day most people normally go to sleep on the 1st and awake at the 10th. It may seem like a lot of sleep, but they do stay awake for twenty hours a day. She felt refreshed and rather happy. It is her fifteenth birthday after all. She was determined to make it happy. Tessa did not think about the prophecy. Since she is born on the first of the new year, consisting of ten thirty day seasons, she brought Rowan himself in a long time ago to make sure her birthday would be fine....   [tags: personal narrative] 1626 words
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Breathe in the Night - ... We sat on the couch as we waited and I watched as a rather odd looking couple walked in . The girl was a pretty blonde in a nice white dress and the boy was dressed nicely but the lip and eyebrow piercings through me off for a second.The way they looked at one another reminded me of the way Jasper and I look. I smiled and decided to pry into their thoughts . "I wish it could always be like this" The girl thought. "She wore that dress just to tempt me. Oh that girl will be the death of me." I decided to go over and complement her dress....   [tags: personal narrative] 733 words
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Life Hated Mary Grace - ... The only people who were freaking out were…well…everybody else. However, she did change, little by little. Physically, her beautiful, brown ringlets were cut off and left her with a pixie cut, which suited her well. Margaret Grace had to go to the hospital many times a week, and usually stayed there for a few days at a time. I noticed her become thinner over the weeks, but she claimed that it was just because she didn’t like the hospital food and the symptoms of pancreatic cancer. Plus, her shining, blue eyes lost its sparkle....   [tags: personal narrative] 1010 words
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Short Story: Savior's Mistress - About being unable to spend every night with her, he was sorry. About her being confined to the hospital, he was sorry. He was sorry that her fever never left 104.9 degrees fahrenheit and he was sorry that all he could ever do was hold her hand and wait for her body to heal. There was so little he could do, and now there were only two words that described him: desperate and helpless. Roy rested his head on the edge of the bed. It wasn't a coma she was in, per se, but it was still pretty damn dangerous....   [tags: personal narrative] 1360 words
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Themes in Passed On by Carole Satymurti - In “Passed On” by Carole Satymurti, the central purpose of this poem is to tell a narrative, as it show's the narrator's reflection of coping with her mother's death, even though the narrator is strongly suggested as a woman. The second stanza in the beginning of line 8, “Only, after opening it, I saw/ how she'd rendered herself down in flesh/to paper...”, suggests that she is reviewing memorabilia that represented her mother from the past, and in line 15: “I'd shuffle them/to almost hear her speak” reminds her of the memories and helps her to relive her experiences with her mother....   [tags: Poem, Mother, Death] 755 words
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Personal Narrative - Bicycle Crash - Personal Narrative- Bicycle Crash I used to bike often with my friend Juan in my hometown of Aguascalientes, Mexico. In the narrow streets, a heavy flow of traffic make biking treacherous. Certain streets have traffic signs saying, "CEDA EL PASO A UN VEHICULO" which means "Let one vehicle go through at a time." I biked on the right side of the street and my friend Juan biked on the left side. On our trip to buy tamales Juan and I were supposed to cross an intersection with a "CEDA EL PASO A UN VEHICULO" sign....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 565 words
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Personal Narrative- Victim of Robbery - Personal Narrative- Victim of Robbery My story started about a week ago. I was heading to bed early, because I was tired from a long day with plans to wake up a few hours before class to review for a test. As I closed my books for the evening and headed to bed around midnight, little did I know something was going on outside. A little later that night someone entered my garage, which was so conveniently unlocked. They first rummaged through my dad’s van outside and I think they stole his coat, a tape and a few rolls of film....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 691 words
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Overcoming my Fear of Roller Coasters - I have this fear that causes my body to shake. When I think about it, my skin becomes pale and cold. It’s death speeding through my mind. Once I have seen these monstrous roller coasters, the only thing in my mind was fear. Knowing that I’m afraid to go on these rides, I didn’t want to look like a fool in front of my friends. My mind is thinking of deadly thoughts. My palms were sweaty and I was twitching like a fish. I was petrified of heights. We pulled into the roller coaster park in our Ford Excursion truck....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 803 words
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Interpretations through Boccaccio´s Allegory, The Decameron - Interpretations through Boccaccio’s Allegory, the Decameron Chaos struck all-over Europe in the 14th century; no social class or individual was immune from this bizarre mysterious death. Historians estimated that this unidentifiable disease killed a total of one-third of Europe’s population by the 1350’s. Now in today’s society scientists classify the unidentifiable disease as the bubonic plague also referred to as the Black Death. During 14th century European-society, there was no logical medical knowledge; instead, people resorted to supplementary explanations, such as God punishing the sinners, or other religious groups outside of Christianity misbehaving (Black Death 1)....   [tags: death, disease, plague, tradition] 1212 words
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I am a Harry Potter Junkie! - Harry Potter has been a part of me for over half of my life. My family began reading it together when I was in first grade, on a recommendation from my grandmother. I immediately fell in love. Living in a magical world sounded ideal to me and i had never heard of anything more magical than Hogwarts. School never was a drag for me like it is for a lot of other kids so, the idea of this extra creative magical school was incredibly appealing. I would dream about receiving my acceptance letter and leaving on that train to go to Hogwarts....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 596 words
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The Influence of Edgar Allan Poe's Life on His Morbid Writings - ... Unfortunately, he started to drink heavily and quickly became in debt. Less than a year later, Poe was forced to quit school due to financial issues. Edgar had no money, no job skills, and had been shunned by John Allan. When he was eighteen, Poe went to Boston and joined the U.S. Army in 1827. He did reasonably well in the Army and attained the rank of sergeant major. Mrs. Allan died in 1829, and John Allan tried to be amiable towards Edgar and signed his application to West Point. In 1830, Edgar Allan entered West Point as a cadet though he didn't stay long because John Allan refused to send him any money....   [tags: alcohol, marriage, death] 594 words
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Alexander of Macedon, A Historical Biography - Green, P. (1991). Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: a historical biography. Berkeley: University of California Press. (Original work published 1974) Peter Green’s, Alexander of Macedon, takes us on a journey to Ancient Macedonia, to the early beginnings of Alexander’s life right up to his controversial death. This material is a revision and expansion from Green’s book, “Alexander the Great” originally published in 1970. In this detailed narrative of Alexander the Great, Green helps the reader to better understand Alexander’s life and the world he grew up in....   [tags: book analysis, philips death] 962 words
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