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A Good Grandmother Can be Hard to Find

- In Flannery O'Connor’s A Good Man is Hard to Find, a family trying to go on a trip to Florida plans and lives come to a tragic end because of one person in their family: Their manipulative Grandmother. Even though she says in the beginning “I wouldn't take my children in any direction with a criminal like that aloose in it” (O’Conner pg), she does the complete opposite of her word and leads them all in to the way of danger; The hands of the criminal, The Misfit. If she would have just stayed home, no one would have died in the end and the trip would have went as smoothly as it has before....   [tags: flannery o'connor, grandmother, the misfits]

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Not the Stereotypical Grandmother

- The stereotypical grandmother is a sweet old woman, always carrying a plate of fresh baked cookies, who lives just over the river and through the woods. As a child, my grandmother seemed very similar to this fairy tale rendition, but as I have grown I have realized that she has played a much larger role in my life than the storybooks, and really anyone, could have predicted. When I was thirteen years old, my mother kicked me out of the house. My grandmother graciously took me in, since my father had no means of caring for me....   [tags: stereotypes, grandmothers, ]

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The Grandmother Of The Family

- ... The mother is rather ineffective. So it is understood the simple obnoxious characteristic comes from. Then, the family is headed to Florida and everyone is grumpy and disconnected. No one is having a good time and the kids are talking back. The family makes a stop to eat at the diner and the little girl is tap dancing before they. Someone sincerely compliments her tap dancing skills and she rudely says something inappropriate. This specific example signifies the way people brush others off when they only think about themselves....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Life, Meaning of life]

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My Family : My Grandmother

- ... His facial expression was deep as the bottom of the pitch black sea; perhaps I thought he was only tired from work. As he started to walk forward the hall, he had let out a deeply sigh. My father was staring into space for a moment; he did not even speak a word. It was so silent, so I started too wonderful and worried. After several minutes passed by, he turned to me, and he said “your grandmother had just passed away.” But during short amount time, my grandmother had passed away so suddenly that no ones in the family expected....   [tags: Family, Life, Buddhism, Áo bà ba]

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My Family And My Grandmother

- ... All my life she’s given me nothing but love, care, confidence and respect. What she enjoys to do the most is traveling, going to church, and sewing clothes. My grandmother is still a resident of Cleveland, OH, and I couldn’t be more thankful for her. The life course principles that were incorporated into my interview questions were principles 1, 3, and 5. Principle number one is the meaningful pattern seen in the passing of time and includes all phases of life. Principle three explores the individuals own developmental life courses that were shaped by historical events....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Love, History]

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My Grandmother Lost The Animals

- ... This happened in the early 1970s when my father and his two sisters were just little, between the ages of two and five. My grandmother volunteered around the city but never worked full time so she stayed home to take care of the kids, and my grandfather worked every day as a carpenter. It was my grandfather who wanted to have the animals the most. My grandmother liked having them, but if it was up to her, they probably would have just stuck to a dog. Since my grandfather was the main caretaker for the animals, every morning before he would leave for work, he would go out to the barn and feed every single one of them so that my grandmother wouldn’t have to do it later and she could just f...   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Horse, Livestock]

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My Grandmother Is A Pollyanna

- ... Ever.’ Jo knew Mary’s early life had been difficult. That Mary’s father had died when she was a child and her mother had been in and out of psychiatric hospitals. Jo had heard some of her grandmother’s stories about the poverty, about the loneliness of growing up in a house with elderly grandparents who never stopped grieving for their son. ‘How poor were you...’ Jo and Mandy sometimes teased Mary when they could see she was about to tell a story they had heard before. But Mary told the stories anyway, and then talked about God and strength and the carving out a life....   [tags: Family, English-language films]

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The Passing Of My Grandmother

- ... I know that nobody’s life is perfect. Everyone goes through hard times, but I guess I didn’t realize that until then. It’s been a couple of years and I’m still wondering why things like this can happen to good people. Feelings I didn’t really know how to feel about this. I think it was pretty surprising at first. I had been around death before but this was more personal. I guess when other people died; they weren’t as relevant to me so I wouldn’t be burdened as much when they died. This was different because she was important to my family and she was a good person....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Human, Family]

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Caring For My Great-Grandmother

- Life experiences, rewarding or difficult, are the factors that influence us. My great grandmother has always been one of my key role models. I have always admired her independence, strong will, and caring nature towards all. For many years, she proudly lived by herself and independently took care of herself. At seventeen years old, she became very ill. When she became exceedingly sick, my family realized that someone needed to incessantly be with her, so my family and I moved into my great grandmother’s home to bestow quality care and make her comfortable....   [tags: Personal Experience ]

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My Grandmother, Mirna Rodriguez

- ... In 1975 she met Benjamin at a party. Mirna and Ben didn’t commit to any relationship, in result, my father was born in January of 1976. Ben didn’t stick around to raise baby Yimnel. In 1985, Mirna met her future husband Miguel. They married and together they raised Yimnel. In 1994, Miguel wanted to finally leave Cuba. He said that he would leave even if Mirna didn’t want to. Mirna also wanted to leave, but there was one condition. She said that Yimnel would have to leave first because she didn’t want to leave him behind in Cuba....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, United States, Mother]

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Personal Narrative: My Grandmother

- My very important person in my life and always has been, my grandma. She has always just been there for me, and everyone else that is in our family. Also our friend’s. She is what you could call “the rock” of our family she keeps us all up, in our times of hardships. And makes us all laugh when we are having an amazing day. It’s just that she is an all around great person. My grandmother has worked her way up through her schooling and to go college to get her degree. She has never given up even through the hard times that occurred in the 30’s and so on....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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Being A Great Grandmother

- ... She remembered her grandfather, who died when she was just 6 years old, but she herself has been a grandmother for 40 years. It was when her grandson had his first kid, that she saw the differences in the generations. Her son told her, you could not spank them grandma, and she said these kids could not be corrected; you just had to stand back and let them do what they wanted. If they got tired of something they would quit, or was upset, having a temper tantrum, she would just leave them be and do her crochet and often times the grandkid would say they are sorry....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Death, 21st century]

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Personal Narrative: My Grandmother

- I will tell you a tale of a woman of great success. This is a woman that has inspired me to be something great one day and to never give up trying. Though she may be growing into her elderly years she has lived a very challenging, joyful, loving and successful life. She is a woman of great faith and character, she is my grandmother. Mary Imogene Cothren was born in Lawrenceburg Tennessee, November 12, 1929 to George and Chapel Cothren. Her family then relocated to a small town in Ohio by the name of Ashland....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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My Grandmother

- Women lacked the vote and therefore political power, they have been denied so many opportunities open to men. In the 1940’s women were not allowed to have any roles that men had. They were supposed to stay at home and take care of the house and their children. My grandmother overcame obstacles of her time by being able to vote, work and drive. But before she was able to overcome these obstacles she had to go through what every woman went through. She was not allowed to vote and participate in political events because at her time there was so gender inequality and my grandfather was a political figure and she would make sure that she would not participate on voting because it would bring chao...   [tags: Women's Rights]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Grandmother 's Folly '

- Grandmother’s Folly is considered to be one of O 'Connor 's best short stories. She relates the coldblooded murder of a family of six committed by fugitives who are led by a notorious murderer called the Misfit. This tale is noted for its spiritual traits, specifically O 'Connor 's portrayal of redemption through the appalling and violent deaths of her surreal characters. O 'Connor can be praised for her operative use of color and the comical element of her Southern upbringing, as well as her capacity to make the reader visualize the eccentric language of characters like the grandmother and the Misfit....   [tags: Short story, Family, Son]

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Meeting My Grandmother

- The scent in another country can throw off your equilibrium; like when you get off a boat that you have been on for hours and the steady ground is unfamiliar underfoot. That is how I felt as a kid my first summer in Zapotlanejo, Jalisco, Mexico where my father’s family is from. I was only 11 years old when I was put on a plane and delivered to my grandmother, Carmen, by the airline. What a feeling, a boy who spoke very little Spanish at home yet understood every word, was deposited in a small town 40 minutes outside of Guadalajara, Mexico into the care of a grandmother who he had never meet....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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My Grandmother: The Person I Admire

- An admirable person stands for excellence: deserving to be admired, inspiring approval and affection. With that definition being said, only one person stands out in my mind, my grandmother. She was a strong woman who cared for eleven children which took a lot of hard work and dedication. I was given the life to spend with her and the chance to learn from her wisdom and follow by her examples. There was not a day that went by that she did not guide me in the right direction and teach me a life lesson that still today helps me become a better person....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Little Red Cap And The False Grandmother

- ... As a result of disobeying her mother, she was punished by being devoured by the wolf. Luckily, her grandmother and she were saved by the huntsman and he then killed the wolf. Little Red Cap immediately learns her lesson as she thinks to herself, “never again will you stray from the path and go into the woods, when your mother has forbidden it “(Grimm 16). When Little Red Cap says that, we readers understand that she has learned her lesson and has become educated. The moral of the story is: don’t disobey your mother or you will be punished....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood, Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm]

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Grace For A Grandmother By Flannery O ' Connor

- Trystin Dugan Ms. Watkins English M01B 11:30 25 November 2014 Grace for a Grandmother In Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard To Find,” Christianity is a major theme, which drives the story along. Flannery O’Connor, herself, explains, “I write the way I do because I am a Catholic” (O’Connor 453). It is pertinent to keep this in mind while analyzing and interpreting her pieces of fiction. Some of O’Connor’s major themes which are noticeable in a vast majority of her stories are the gruesome battles for redemption that humanity as a whole faces, that humans are trapped in selfish, petty worlds, and that everyone has an opportunity to find grace....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Short story]

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Discussing Tough Guise with My Grandmother

- The Thanksgiving Holiday allows families come together and discuss the many topics throughout their daily lives. This is shown within my family well, since the tradition in my family is to exchange stories about the year. During my story exchange I began a discussion about the documentary seen within Gender and Society titled, Tough Guise. I explained that the main purpose of this documentary was to show masculinity within today’s society through stereotypes, body images and violence. My grandmother, who has always been interested with Sociology, became the main person I spoke with about the topic....   [tags: sociological analysis, male stereotypes]

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My Note On My Mother And Grandmother

- ... She graded them, and I made significantly higher than my cousin. That just proved to me that I was smarter than my cousin only because my mom would make me practice and her mother did not.. On the weekends, when my mom was not working, she’d turn the television to educational shows. I just watched the shows because I was amused by the little songs and all the completely obvious questions that the characters would ask me; meanwhile, I was learning. After having written, read, and watched all of those shows, I learned easily throughout school....   [tags: Family, Education, Educational psychology]

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My Grandmother Was A Woman Like No Other

- My grandmother was a woman like no other. Her name is Mary Jane, she is funny, charismatic, honest, Godly, beautiful, someone I could truly call my best friend. My twin sister Vanessa and I would spend every summer at my grandma 's house from the time we were born till the time we were 17 years old. It was a summer trip that we looked forward to every year. My grandma would call us her angels and would take us with her everywhere she went. She would take us to work with her, the bingo, the grocery store, the laundry mat; where ever she was we had to be there also....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, United States Air Force]

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My Grandmother : A Mother Of Four Children

- ... She is an immigrant who came to this country through an arranged marriage without even knowing how to speak English. Now, she is a veteran aerospace engineer and works for Boeing; she is friendly and outgoing, and enjoys challenging herself to do new things in spite of her very busy life. The first reason my mom, Shehnaz Soni is an everyday unsung hero is because she has provided me and my brother’s love and has cared for our basic needs. She would often say “I put in a lot of effort in raising my kids.” She had to constantly wake up at night and take care of us....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Divorce, Parent]

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Selfless Plan Geared Towards Grandmother

- My plan to do a selfless act aims at my grandmother because even though I show her love by doing selfless acts, I do the least of them for her. She took care of me when I was a baby and we would do everything together. Things like grocery shopping, playing card games, and going to the park, but know I have gotten older and don’t have as much time to spend with her. I think we both miss having each other’s company. I have been watching what she does and I have noticed that she works all day in my house cooking, cleaning, and taking care of me....   [tags: Service, Companionship]

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Eulogy for Grandmother

- Eulogy for Grandmother Theresa Smith was born on December 3, 1925 in Materson, NJ. She died in Williamsville on March 2, 2005, at age 80. Theresa Smith was great grandmother of one, grandmother of five of us, mother of three, sibling of three sisters and two brothers, and wife to one great man, my grandfather, Ron Smith. It's hard for me to reflect upon my grandmother's life because I was part of it for a little less than half its span. A lot of ideas went through my head at a million miles an hour, few of them stuck with me....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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Eulogy for Grandmother

- Eulogy for Grandmother I looked at myself in the mirror. I noticed the lines of my face and the curve of my neck. I looked down at my hands remembering the moment I first realized that they looked like hers. Long, thin, delicate hands perfect for playing the piano or braiding cornrows. All my life I had not noticed until the day I sat at her bedside holding her hand in mine. She had told me that she was not afraid to die. We sat in silence for a long time, sometimes sharing a stare and a smile....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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Eulogy for Grandmother

- Eulogy for Grandmother The phone call came at 6:45 on the evening of the 16th. At 8:58 I sent out an e-mail message to friends about my Grandmother's death. Many of those friends are former and current church members of congregations I have served as pastor. By the next morning I was receiving e-mail messages back. The ones from former and current church members had a common theme. In addition to expressing their sympathy they all said that they felt they had known my grandmother: "We remember your grandmother from the stories you would tell us of her." That is the nature of memories....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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Eulogy for Grandmother

- Eulogy for Grandmother My grandmother was a strong woman. No matter how strained my families’ relationship could be at times, I loved her unconditionally. She was the woman who would buy me gallons of ice cream and soda frustrating my mother to no end. Whenever I spent the night she would let me stay up as late as I wanted watching TV. Crossing the street to my grandparents’ house was a daily event, which I looked forward to every morning I woke up. There was the day when my Mom had to many things to do to take me to see the Clydesdale Horses....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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Eulogy for Grandmother

- Eulogy for Grandmother My grandmother was a truly amazing person. She was brilliant, compassionate, and outgoing, a fantastic dancer with a sense of humor, and without any ego at all. In other words, exactly like me. Seriously, though, we have a lot in common. Among other things, I inherited her curly hair, her mind for trivia, and her obsession with books and music... She preferred mystery novels and jazz standards, while I liked science fiction and rock n' roll, but those differences are only skin-deep....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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Eulogy for Grandmother

- Eulogy for Grandmother I'd like to talk today about my grandmother, Ruth Smith - about who she was, what she meant to us, and what this day means. Grandma was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Marshall. This might seem like a constrained life to some, but I don't think Grandma would have agreed, and I'd like to explain why. She was a person with great curiosity - she read all the time, she worked crossword puzzles every day, and she loved watching documentaries on television. In fact, she was working crossword puzzles right on up until the last month before she died, when she finally grew too ill to continue....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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Eulogy for Grandmother

- Eulogy for Grandmother I believe that every person in, in their own unique way, creates a legacy in their lifetime by which others can live long after that person has left us. For those of us who remain, Mildred Johnson has truly created a legacy to uphold and fulfill in our daily lives. I firmly believe that this carrying out is a true honor and responsibility by means of the various facets that Mildred has made her own. Love : Above all, Mildred Johnson is a figure of unconditional love. Love was the major fabric by which she created her tapestry of life....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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Eulogy for Grandmother

- Eulogy for Grandmother When I think of Mary Helen Smith, also known to me as Grandma, I think of learning, laughter and love. Now all of the felicitous times are just a big barrier of memories surrounding my heart. I can remember doing puzzles with my Grandma. The table she'd use came up to my chin when I was first interested in the concept of putting pieces of colorful cardboard together. When we had finished forming all the pieces together, I was in pure fascination of how beautiful the picture was that the pieces had formed....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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Eulogy for Grandmother

- Eulogy for Grandmother With the little things. It's the little things that make up a year, and the years which make up a life. It's the little things that make up the memories. And I have an abundance of those. Sitting on the green couch listening to stories. Stories from her childhood, from the war years and beyond. Stories of playing with mice in the attic of the house -- her refuge as none of her siblings would go up there, stories of being tied up and gagged with a pickle in the mouth and shoved behind a cupboard by an exasperated older brother....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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My Grandmother by Elizabeth Jennings

- My Grandmother by Elizabeth Jennings In many of Elizabeth Jennings poems she reflects the difficult personal experiences of her life. Many of her poems deal with themes of family, friendship, suffering, loneliness and religious experiences, without them being too sentimental. In this poem Elizabeth Jennings has set it out in four stanzas. Where each stanza tells a part to her story. Elizabeth Jennings is talking about her own experiences with her grandmother. The poem is a memory of her childhood and she is looking back at it....   [tags: Papers]

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Grandma and Grandpa - My Grandmother

- My Grandmother Children. The sound of her strident voice reverberates down the narrow stairwell. I remember that musty, dark, winding stairwell that led to her second floor apartment in Glendale as vividly as I did the day I established a meaningful relationship with my grandmother. Through this relationship, I have come to know her as a friend, a confidante, and lastly, a woman I admire. I was only seven at the time, and the only thing I cared about was the fact that my grandmother spoke in a very loud and grating voice, and that she kept on patting my hand (which annoyed me to no end)....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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The Lyrics of My Grandmother's Life

- The Lyrics of My Grandmother's Life At age seven she was a star on stage, singing the role of "Becky" in the Tom Sawyer operetta. When she was ten she dunked "Mouse's" head in the teapot as the "Mad Hatter" in Alice and Wonderland. She was hoping to be "Alice", but even back then the eighth graders got all the good parts. But the experience was satisfying anyway because "Mouse" was played by her grade school rival, the same girl who competed with her for the best position on the basketball team and who once made a better pot holder in Home Ec....   [tags: Music Personal Narrative Papers]

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The Importance of Family: Remembering my Great Grandmother

- A family is defined as, “A fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents and their children”, also “A group of persons sharing common ancestry” (Answer) I define family as a person you care for deeply. Family is people that will be there for you when times are rough. They are there through thick and thin. Although many trials and tribulations occurred in my family, I would have to say the day of my great grandmother’s funeral was a sad event that made me realize that my family was of great importance to me....   [tags: Personal Experience, Narrative]

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My Paternal Grandmother By Maria Del Jesus Aguilar

- ... His highest grade of education was 12th grade. He was not able to go to college because my grandmother needed my father’s support. He started working at a factory as a material handler but his hard work gave him the opportunity to get promoted as a Human Resources Representative. As we were growing up, I remember my father always striving to succeed but his opportunities were always a dead end because he didn’t have a degree. When I turned 15, we moved from Matamoros to Brownsville and everything change for my father....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Marriage, Lil Wayne]

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My Grandmother 's First Life Transition

- ... My grandparents met through classmates as he was stationed in Norfolk, VA as a Navy sailor while my grandmother was in nursing school. She states in our interview that “After only two months of dating, he asked me to marry him right before he was to be stationed in Korea. I said yes because I knew in my heart that we had a deep love for one another and believed our lives were meant to be spend together”. My grandfather shipped of to the Korean War with my grandmother stayed home, hoping and praying her fiancé would return....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Sociology, Wife]

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My Great-grandmother Was Not A Person

- My Great-Grandmother was not a Person My Great-Grandmother was not a person. Neither was yours. Up until about 67 years ago no females were. We were supposed to be pregnant and barefoot in the kitchen. At least that's the perception that the laws enforced. (For ex: The Election Act of the Dominion of Canada and The Common Law of England) As part of the British Commonwealth many of our laws were the same as England's and enforced by British parliament. One such law from the Common Law of England stated that "A woman is not a person in matters of rights and privileges, but she is a person in matters of pains and penalties." This gave women second class citizenship....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Brother And I Were Raised By My Grandmother

- My brother and I were raised by my grandmother (from my mother 's side), as my parents were working during the daytime. She was the adult who would walk my brother and I to and from school, made us dinner, and took care of us until my parents arrived home from work. She had lived with us for 20 years. My mother 's side of the family knew that we were her favourite grandchildren despite the amount of grandchildren she has, as she treated us like her own children. She would hesitate to travel to Syria to see the rest of her relatives because she wanted to spend most of her time with my mom, my brother, and I....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Cognition]

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My Childhood Memories of Grandmother

- Scientists tell us that our sense of smell is the sense most closely related to memory. I have to say I agree. It only takes a whiff of freshly brewed coffee to transport me back to my childhood. Yes, my olfactory sense works better than H.G. Wells' time machine. One moment I am comfortably seated in mid-western suburbia; the next moment I am sitting in the kitchen of Grandmother Randel's house in Tampa, Florida. Grandmother Randel, like most Southern Belles, was a marvelous cook, and an even better cook-supervisor....   [tags: First Person Narrative Examples]

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Grandmother's Victory by Maya Angelou

- Grandmother's Victory by Maya Angelou Grandmother's Victory was written by Maya Angelou. This story was about Maya Angelou as a young girl who lived in the state of Arkansas with her grandmother, whom she called "Mama", in the 1940's. Maya's grandmother was a very clean God fearing woman. She taught her grandchildren to be clean, religious, respectful, and God fearing also. In the 1940's there was segregation between blacks and whites. So therefore, there was a lot of racial tension....   [tags: Papers]

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My Grandmother: A Powerful Woman

- My Grandmother: A Powerful Woman Stella Stefanides was born fifty-four years ago in a small village by the Greek-Bulgarian border. Her life reads like a fictional story about deprivation, loss, love and hardships. This woman, whom I am referring to happens to be my grandmother. Her life is truly inspiring because she has overcome many difficulties and continues to be the glue that holds my family together. Stella was born in the time of the civil war in Greece. Her parents had many babies but they would all die after being removed from their mothers’ womb, which was very common at the time due to the lack of medical assistance....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Little Red Riding Hood and Grandmother’s Tale

- ... She did what the wolf asked her to do by gathering nuts in Red Riding Hood and picking up needles which already shows that men has the upper hand because the female is doing what she is told to do. For instance, in both stories she strips naked and gets onto the bed with the wolf, which could be interpreted as how a girl is experiencing sexual experiences for the first time in her life. And the flowers that was told in the story could mean she was perhaps deflowered. So, this may seem that women will do whatever the men says according to folktales, however it is a great mistake to assume that women will do it all the time and it could also mean that they can overcome men if they knew wha...   [tags: foktales and gender, society, women]

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Gender Stereotypes in Little Red Cap and The Grandmother

- The folk tale of “Little Red Riding Hood” has numerous variations and interpretations depending on what recorded version is being read or analyzed. “Little Red Cap,” by the Grimm Brothers, and “The Grandmother,” as collected by Achille Millien, are different in numerous ways: the depth of the narrative structure, characters involved, length – yet, the moral lesson is largely unchanged between the two versions. One of the more glaring differences between the two versions is the way that the narrator and the actions of the characters are used to describe the young girl, female, and the wolf, male....   [tags: folk tale, grimm brothers, achile millien]

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Life Lessons Learned from my Grandmother

- In life many of us experience what it is like to be hurt by those we hold dear. As a young girl I saw this first hand that generally the people we hold the closest actually end up being the people that hurt us the most. You expect more from them and their actions affect you on a deeper level the people you hold to a different standard from your loved ones. My grandmother taught me through the hardships she experienced what it mean to be a genuinely selfless person. My grandmother showed me the best way to live is by ensuring the happiness of loved ones even when they have wronged you My great grandmother, Mama, cared for all her children including her grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and g...   [tags: Mama, Loving, Family]

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My Muslim Grandmother's Shock with Canadian Culture

- ... Research claims, “Islam has determined that any sex-oriented pursuit of happiness and enjoyment in public is to be avoided” (Motahari 19). Therefore such actions will not get you a fine and deportation, but a death sentence. This punishment illustrates the major difference in each society, for example a simple ‘thumbs up’ hand gesture is considered to be a “middle finger” equivalent in Western countries. Every individual has different perspectives on what is right and wrong when it comes to PDA....   [tags: affection, religion, uncomfortable,]

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My Experience At My Grandmother 's House

- ... That to me is gods will. Not only is it important to me, but it has helped me overcome obstacles, in my childhood, and life overall. An example of his will, is me being able to push through all levels of school, to go to college. Everyone doesn’t get the chance to take this step in life. I see every moment of this experience as a blessing. A value that everyone has is love. To me it means having a family to guide you to success throughout your life. To show that you want the best for someone, no matter what your circumstances are, is a great value to have....   [tags: Meaning of life, English-language films, Accept]

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My Family: My Grandmother

- People tend to disregard the elderly. We think of them as frail, just shadows of their former selves. Some think of them as only caring about themselves, and the weather. We judge the elderly, but we need to learn to listen to them. I began to understand this fact when my grandmother became ill. In the last years of my grandmother's life, she was bedridden. I was worried about her and began treating her like a fragile piece of china. When people saw her, they assumed she was a weak, hard-of-hearing woman so they would yell questions at her and speak to her as if she were a child....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about family]

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My Truly Great Grandmother

- My Truly Great Grandmother It is obvious that my mother loved her grandmother, Matilda. Affectionately referring to her as "Tillie," my mom's eyes wander, and the corners of her mouth climb the sides of her face as she tells me about the red haired, freckled woman. My Aunt Beth's response is similar as she recalls sitting on Tillie's lap, singing along to the familiar folk tunes and hymns that poured from her mouth, filling the air with a strange tonal fragrance. My grandmother, Tillie's daughter, shares with me the secret of family dance sessions when her father, Ira, was not home, and the generosity of a mother who, save for a single time when hunger got the better of her, always saved t...   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Manipulation and Deception in A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor

- Lessons are learned through mistakes and experiences, but to completely understand the lesson, a person must be smart enough to profit from their errors and be strong enough to correct them. However, this was not the case for the main character in the short story; A Good Man is Hard to Find written by Flannery O’Connor. In this tale of manipulation and deception, O’Connor depicts the main character, the grandmother, as a shrewd self-centered woman, who considers herself morally superior than the other individuals....   [tags: mistakes, grandmother, sincere]

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My Grandmother

- My Grandmother This poem explores the relationship between the speaker and her grandmother. It focuses on the remorse and guilt she felt - and perhaps does still feel - about the way she behaved towards her on one occasion, and can be seen as an attempt to exorcise this. The poem is divided into four parts: the first stanza describes her grandmother working in the shop; the second the incident which causes her guilt; the third stanza shows her in retirement. In the final stanza, after her grandmother has died, the speaker reflects on herself and her grandmother's life....   [tags: English Literature]

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Flannery O’Conner’s A Good Man Is Hard to Find: Selfishness That Doomed Them All

- Selfishness occurred many times throughout Flannery O’Conner’s A Good Man Is Hard to Find. Every character except for the baby show signs of selfishness, some more severe than others. The worst person in this story is the grandmother. She is the center of all the conflicts in the story and were many of them ended. Other characters have selfish parts but those have a minor effect on the story. Without selfishness in A Good Man Is Hard to Find the outcome would be very different. There may have been some conflict, but that would be the basic family road trip conflict that would have minor to no effect on the end of the story....   [tags: conflicts, grandmother, kill]

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My Grandmother

- My Grandmother My grandma has a bobcat. It lives on her roof. She’s called the police twice; they told her that bobcats don’t live in her climate. I imagine the police at the station rolling their eyes, groaning to their colleagues that Gloria from Cherrywood Lane is calling again. Or maybe they put her on speakerphone so everyone can laugh. So Grandmother called my mom to say that a bobcat lives on her roof. My mother asked her “Do you really think it’s a bobcat?” “No” my grandmother said, “It might be a lynx.” My grandmother is a four-foot tall, three-foot wide Jewish woman with long white hair....   [tags: Creative Writing Personal Narrative Essays]

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Youth and Society in the Red Bandit

- The Red Bandit is a story for young children about a boy and the evolution of his relationship with his grandmother. Willy, a young boy is left at home for a week with his grandmother. His parents are gone on a trip and he is not excited to have his grandmother as a babysitter. He feels she treats him like a little baby and does not understand his need for adventure. While he is up in his room, he encounters a mysterious note from the Red Bandit, inviting him to go on an adventure. Unbeknownst to Willy, his grandmother is the Red Bandit....   [tags: grandmother, adventure, treehouse, elderly]

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Train to Pakistan: Hoping for Freedom the Tale of Tanveer Fatima

- January 13, 1938 is when my grandmother was born she was nine years old At the time she had to get on the train that takes place in this story of hers. To really know the story you have to know the background and what was going on. “India was perhaps the most important to Britain of the territories in the empire. It was run in a different way from most other parts of the empire, because it was different from other parts of the empire. One reason why the British were reluctant to leave India was that they feared India would erupt into a civil war between Muslims and Hindus....   [tags: religions, massacre, grandmother, british]

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Little Red Cap Folk Tale

- ... On the other hand, a bottle of wine represents virginity of the girl. Wine bottle made up of glass, which means it is fragile. Once the glass has broken, it cannot fix back to whole again. Same as virginity, once she loses it, it will be gone forever. Likewise, her mother tells her not to leave the path or she might break the wine bottle. The girl has to listens and obeys her mother in order to be safe. The mother asks the girl to bring to food to her sick grandmother inside the forest, so she has to walk pass the forest to reach her destination....   [tags: mother, grandmother, girl, village]

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The Old vs. New: A Rhetorical Analysis of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

- ... When we get home, get out first. I will try to stall them. Flush all the alcohol down the toilet” (Persepolis 109). This shows us that the people in Iran know that the new government frowns upon what they are doing but they do not change their ways because it is what they have grown up with; it is normal for them. The veil is something that the new government has forced on the people. The idea of tension between old and new is critical when it comes to the veil. The best example of this is when Satrapi says “We didn’t like to wear the veil, especially when we didn’t understand why we had to” (Persepolis 3)....   [tags: grandmother, iran, veil]

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My Grandmother’s House

- My most favorite place has always been my grandmother’s house. This is the place I would have to go to before and after school. I have always loved my grandmother’s house because it made me feel safe and warm. There was a smell of coffee in the air at all times. It seemed like all my grandmother did was make coffee. If I smell coffee, I instantly think of my grandmother’s house. My grandmother’s house was always filled with people. I can remember sitting in a chair watching her do hair....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing]

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The Grandmother in the Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

- The Grandmother in the Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald The characterizations of women have, throughout history, been one of the most problematic subjects in literary tradition. An extraordinary dichotomy has existed with women as being both the paragon of virtue and the personification of evil. Ancient Greeks feared women, and poets such as Hesiod believed the female sex was created to be the scourge of the gods and the bane of men (Fantham 39). Romans, on the other hand, incorporated tales of brave and virtuous women as an intrinsic part of their legendary history (219)....   [tags: Women Fairy Tales Princess Goblin Essays]

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My Grandmother, Grandma

- Profile Essays Profile Essays - My Grandmother My grandmother was born at a time when the Japanese had invaded Korea. At those times girls were not considered to be very important and guys were valued. That has not changed a whole lot even today. Yet my grandma was an extraordinary women, she was the youngest girl in her family and her mother died when she was only five years old. She went to about third grade because Korea doesn't have a public school system and learned most of her reading and writing skills through her older sisters, who knew a little more than her....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Childhood Memories of Grandmother and Corn Dogs

- One of the almost romantically intimate experiences that I shared with my grandmother as a child was the ecstasy of eating corn dogs. And it was with surprising frequency, at least during summer months, that I joined in her unmitigated, uncomplicated zeal for her favorite food. Forget the old saw about permissive grandmothers filling their grandchildren with tasty fried treats. My grandmother wanted the corndogs for herself, and it was the privilege of her favor that I was allowed to go along with her down to the park on the Fourth of July or to one of the many bankrupted family farms where an auction had drawn a little crowd, and, always, Corn Dog Jerry and his makeshift plywood stand....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Grandmother's Sad Life

- Personal Narrative- Grandmother's Sad Life My grandmother died while squatting over a toilet. People say she deserved it. They say the way of her death shows what a sinful life she led. God punished her and killed her in midst her own wastes. When they wrapped her body in a yellow sheet, I did not cry. They laid her in the living room and her white hair spilled like milk onto the red carpet. They say she was very light, wrapped in that yellow sheet. Her soul had left her body and taken all her sinful heaviness away....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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The Quilt of Love

- TThe story “Everyday Use” and the quilt reminded me of the importance of quilts. Quilts were made with love and given as a remembrance of an event or several events and the person that created the quilt. The segment of this story brought back thoughts and memories from years ago. On June 20, 1981, even at the young age of 19, I knew in my heart this is a huge mistake. I am dreading what is going to occur. I do not want to go through with it but my parents taught us to be responsible for our actions....   [tags: quilt, gift, grandmother]

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When the Memories Remain

- In the mid-80s in Saudi Arabia, Middle East, the culture was different than in the United States. My childhood memories were established in Saudi. My Mom and Dad decided to divorce. I was a little child and I didn’t realize what “divorce” means. I felt lonely and lost after my mother married another man. My grandparents insisted on raising me, their oldest grandson. After I moved to my grandparents’ house, my grandmother Gouzail played the role of both a mother and father in my life and this left me with great memories....   [tags: grandmother, war, wisdom]

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Biography of Maya Angelou

- Maya Angelou, more formally known as Marguerite Ann Johnson was born on April 4th, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was the child of Bailey Johnson and Vivian Baxter Johnson. When Maya was three years old, her parents got divorced. After they divorced, she and her older brother, Bailey Jr., were sent to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. They were not sent in a normal fashion, however. Angelou and her brother were placed on a train by themselves by their father. Their father then put a tag on each of them that said “To Whom It May Concern, send these two to Stamps, Arkansas.” With only each other for support, Angelou and her brother made their way to Stamps....   [tags: racism, stamps, grandmother, writer]

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My Bubby's Life Journey

- 1. Focus on the Journey: Throughout High School my Bubby (Grandmother) worked at a couple of different jobs, which helped her gain the experience she required throughout her working career before she retired. The experience my Bubby attaint was: 1. She worked as a sales clerk in a bakery making between $1- 1.50/hr. This provided her the social skills she required later on in her life. 2. She also worked for the Ontario Government in the Treasury Department as a General Office Clerk/ Typist....   [tags: the story of my grandmother]

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Self-centered Grandmother in Flannery OÇonnor's A Good Man is Hard to Find

- In Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, the grandmother is a very negative character whose personality leads to her demise. The Grandmother, who is the most dynamic character in the whole short story, represents the mindset of senile and pessimistic people. She is portrayed as hypocritical, shallow and self-absorbed due to the fact that she does not take other people’s feelings into consideration. The grandmother’s “old South” ideas, self-consciousness, and selfishness ultimately lead to her death....   [tags: negative, prejudice, south]

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Grandmother’s Quilt (Grandpa's Love)

- Grandmother’s Quilt The inside of my body resembles that of a sieve. The biggest whole is buried deep beneath my aching soul. The rhythm of my heart seems to skip a beat with each breath that my lungs consume. As I stand at the front of the church entrance, I can feel the weight of my body shift from side to side. At any moment my legs may give way and buckle beneath my emotionally tired body. The warmth of the bodies from the room brushes past my face sending a flash of heat down my spinal cord....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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The Misfit and the Grandmother in Flannery O’ Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find"

- “A Good Man is hard to find,” a short story written by Flannery O’ Connor, is one of the most interesting stories I’ve ever come across to in my life. Born as an only child into a Catholic family, O’ Conner is one of the most “greatest fiction writers and one of the strongest apologists for Roman Catholicism in the twentieth century (New Georgia Encyclopedia).” She was a very strong believer in her faith and she used her stories as a tool to send the reader a message that were most likely ignored and almost never uttered out loud....   [tags: a good man is hard to find]

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Persuading My Grandmother Who Is 92 Years Old That The World

- I am trying to persuade my grandmother who is 92 years old that the world was better 50 years ago then it is today. It will not be easy to persuade my grandmother since she has lived in many different decades and has seen what has happened over the different decades, and how it has affected certain aspects of people’s lives whether positive or negative. I believe that it was better back in the 60’s because of less crime, very little technology had been developed and better career opportunities. So she says now days the crime levels are way down and less wars are going on now then back in the 60’s....   [tags: Crime, Violence, Assault, Violent crime]

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A Separate Journal About An Aboriginal Grandmother Who Is 107 Years Of Age

- ... The first National Sorry Day was held on May 26, 1998, where a number of the Sorry Books were formally given to the agents of the Stolen Generations, and it has been remembered every year since (ANTaR, 2012). In 2008, the new Prime Minister of Australia finally look upon this gruesome situation that continued for long period of time to say sorry to those people affected by the assimilation. This may not heal all scars but, it is an initial step to take so that the government can address to the present situation and later on, correct the wrong practice of the previous government....   [tags: Indigenous Australians, Stolen Generations]

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Little Red Riding Hood by Bill Delaney

- At first glance the characters Connie from “Where are you going. Where have you been?” and Little Red Riding Hood from the classic fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood” may seem to have nothing in common. However, from the start one can compare how much they actually have in common. Though these two characters are very different they are the same in many ways. Their story, from beginning to end, is similar. It is easy to see how alike and different they are with the description of Connie and Little Red Riding Hood’s lives, the relationship with their wolves, and their tragic endings....   [tags: connie, grandmother, classic fairy tale]

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The Grandmother in A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor

- The Grandmother in A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor The grandmother is the central character in the story "A good man is hard to find," by Flannery O'Connor. The grandmother is a manipulative, deceitful, and self-serving woman who lives in the past. She doesn't value her life as it is, but glorifies what it was like long ago when she saw life through rose-colored glasses. She is pre-scented by O'Connor as being a prim and proper lady dressed in a suit, hat, and white cotton gloves....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Ageing in A Crabbit Old Woman and My Grandmother

- Ageing in A Crabbit Old Woman and My Grandmother The two poems, 'A Crabbit Old Woman' and 'My Grandmother' portray the experience of ageing in very different ways. In 'A Crabbit Old Woman' the poem is written from the old woman's perspective when 'My Grandmother is written from the narrator's point of view. The beginning of the poem 'The Crabbit Old Woman' starts when the woman is old in a nursing home and she is expressing her annoyance at the nurses. "What do you see, nurses. When you're looking at me." The old woman then tells us about each stage and change of her life....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing the Grandmother in The Necklace and A Good Man is Hard to Find

- The Grandmother in The Necklace and A Good Man is Hard to Find The main characters Mrs. Loisel in "The Necklace" and the grandmother in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" are very similar because both these characters refused to admit to a mistake that they had made. They both had the same motivation prior to the mistake and they also had the same reason as to why they wanted to keep quiet about it. Although Mrs. Lisle's and the grandmother's penalties were different, it is still fair to compare the two because either way, dead or alive, both their lives were ruined....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Free Personal Narratives: Silent Tears for Grandmother

- Silent Tears for Grandmother We wind along the country roads that are flanked by pine trees and freshly planted cornfields. Finally, we rumble up the long dirt driveway to the muted-red house, needing to be repainted and repaired. As the tires roll to a stop, I spring from the car and happily run into Nana’s outstretched arms, where a shower of kisses falls upon my blond-streaked braids. I hug Grampa around his knees, and he pats my head. After Mom and Dad have said their hellos, I hurry to the door that I proudly open on my own....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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Imperfection and Faith in A Good Man is Hard to Find and Good Country People

- Knowing Flannery O’Connor’s religious conviction, one cannot overlook this underlying tone in both of her regarded stories “A Good Man is hard to Find” and “Good Country People”. It is often said of those who stand outside of religious conviction that faith seems to come in handy to people only when it is valuable to get them out of a predicament, of which they have likely placed themselves through insensitive behavior and decisions. In such a desperate attempt to appeal to faith, one only finds emptiness and a fate that leaves them hopeless or even dead....   [tags: Flanney O´Connor, belief, fate, grandmother]

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Hart Crane´s My Grandmother’s Love Letters: The Difference Between Generations

- Imagine stumbling across grandmother’s old love letters, showing that she was once young, or playing the piano with her, or going as far as to explain something she rejects almost immediately. That’s the scenario Hart Crane plays out in his poem “My Grandmother’s Love Letters” at least to some extent. He uses various poetic techniques to show numerous ideas, one of which being that the gap between generations is so large that it’s hard to connect across the ages. One of the techniques Hart Crane uses is imagery to show how delicate and nerve-wracking the situation with the speaker’s grandmother appears to be....   [tags: symblism, imagery, ideas, techniques]

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