There are multitudes of words in the English language. Some of these words are precisely defined, some have multiple meanings, and some are "token words" used to emphasize or elaborate ideas. For example, the number of definitions for the token word "awesome" is limited only to the imagination of the user.
One Sunday afternoon I sat watching a basketball game. The Chicago Bulls were playing the L.A. Lakers. Michael Jordan, a star player for the Bulls, drove his way down court like a man with a mission. Jordan's approach to the basket was flawless, and with a twist of his hips and a jump into the air, he catapulted himself across the floor and dramatically slammed the ball through the hoop. That was "awesome."
Not only can the word "awesome" be defined in physical feats, but it can be described in physical sensations. A roller coaster ride is an excellent example. In my own experience, when the cars clicked nervously up the steep embankment that seemingly led to the edge of the sky, I realized that the tracks had not been as in...
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- Landa Daren 's parents were both wonderful adults. Her mother, Nara, was gorgeous in her own way. She had wavy red hair that had a blond tinge to it. Her deep green eyes gave her a wistful look. Through all this beauty, Nara was not normal. Unlike Landa’s father, Bayden, Landa 's mom had magic in her. Sometimes Landa would sit in the kitchen floor and watch her mom do spells. The kitchen was not large but, it had enough space for at least two to work in. The walls were sand color and the flooring had white, square tiles.... [tags: Father, Mother, Eye color, Parent]
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- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is considered a classic in the history of children’s fantasy literature. The majority of the readers are the intended audience, children, and that influences the way it has been read and interpreted over the years. From a child’s point of view, this story is colorful and enticing, feeding into their curiously imaginative minds. As adults and re-readers of L. Frank Baum’s text, the meaning of the story changes due to the simple fact that our developed brains have ventured away from these magical thoughts, no longer being able to be enchanted by silver shoes and flying monkeys.... [tags: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Land of Oz]
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- Lyman Frank Baum, more commonly known as Frank Baum, was an American author generally known for his astonishing novel, “The Wonderful Wizard of OZ”. However, Baum wrote many other intriguing pieces, including playwrights, journals, and children’s books. Baum was born and raised in Chittenango, New York and had a particularly comfortable upbringing due to his father owning a barrel factory. Frank Baum never earned a high school diploma; he instead spent a majority of his early adulthood pursuing his interests in writing and acting.... [tags: The Wizard of Oz, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
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- Throughout different versions of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is seen as a sweet and simple girl, with no worry in her life, but when the cyclone transports her to a magical place, all she thinks about is going home. She mysteriously landed in an unknown land and her house accidently landed on top of the Wicked Witch of the East. The witch dies, but she leaves something miraculous behind. The story states, “[t]he feet of the dead witch had disappeared entirely and nothing was left but the silver shoes” (Baum, 9).... [tags: The Wizard of Oz, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
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- Frank L. Baum begins The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in Kansas, a land devoid of color and life, to show Dorothy’s dismal world. Her Aunt Em, who had once been a beautiful woman, has become as colorless as the gray and dried vegetation on her farm. When Dorothy is caught in a cyclone, she is transported to a colorful and lively world, but she desperately tries to return to the colorless farm. Inherently Dorothy knows that home is where one’s loved ones live not some beautiful illusion. However, on her journey home Dorothy becomes enticed by the illusion of the prosperous Emerald City and the Wizard of Oz.... [tags: The Wizard of Oz, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
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- "A baby has brains, but it doesn 't know much. experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get." − L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This quote from the original book shows how the first of anything will not be very good as it was the first of its kind in this case the book turned stage musical turned film adaptation but as the years went by people improved different aspects in order to make the original more entertaining as well as interesting.... [tags: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Land of Oz]
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- Although The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was written over 100 years ago and then adapted 40 years later into the silver screen. L. Frank Baum, the author, stated he wrote the book for children’s pleasure, but many have found parallels between Dorothy 's yellow brick journey and politics of the Gilded Age, the era that was sparkly on the outside but corrupt underneath. Dorothy: The protagonist of the story, represents an individualized belief of the American people. She expresses her longing for go to a place with no trouble, tells people what is on her mind, and that she wants to see other lands.... [tags: The Wizard of Oz, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
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- Frank Baum set out to create a modern fairytale intentionally or unintentionally in the American image when he wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He says his story “aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.” But his antagonist characters and situations are not without their frightening qualities. But nonetheless he created an entertaining lasting American fairy tale. Baum in creating an American version of a fairy tale combined traditional elements such as witches, wizards, monsters, and talking animals with familiar things for children and adults of his time such as cornfields and scarecrows.... [tags: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Land of Oz]
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- This was an extraordinary movie that showed the homely small-town moral values through glossy studio production. I really enjoyed this movie. It has very quickly become one of my favorite movies of all times. The characters were very good. I thought this movie to be beautifully told and acted, with Reed, Barrymore, and other ensemble members perfectly cast. The actors were very convincing. George Bailey was an ordinary guy. An example of this was went he was at the train station waiting for his brother, Harry.... [tags: Its A Wonderful Life]
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- All Things Wise and Wonderful James Herriot The book I read is called All Things Wise and Wonderful, written by James Herriot. This is the 3rd novel in a chain of five. These novels make a very interesting and famous poem. All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All. This poem has all of James Herriot’s book titles. James Herriot was a Scottish veterinarian who lived in Scotland during the time of World War Two.... [tags: All Things Wise And Wonderful]
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