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Analysis of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

- Analysis of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks The poem “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks was written in 1945. Gwendolyn Brooks was the first child of David and Keziah Brooks. She was born on June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas. Brooks wrote her first poem when she was 13 years old and was published in the children’s. Moreover she was the first black author to win the Pulitzer prize. magazine. In 1938 she was married to Henry Blakely and had two children. After a long battle of cancer Brooks died in December 3, 2000....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, The Mother, Gwendolyn Brooks]

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The Mother By Gwendolyn Brooks

- ... Secondly, the poem “Metaphors” the author Sylvia Plath describes motherhood symbolically. Plath describes the woman by first saying “I’m a riddle in nine syllables” (Plath Line 1) and the poem is nine lines so we know she’s describing herself in this poem. The nine lines also correspond to nine months of pregnancy and each line contains nine syllables. The basic conflict she interferes with is individuality and motherhood. The narrator felt that in order to stand up to her duty as a mother, she will have to sacrifice her individuality....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Mother, Uterus]

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The Grieving of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

- "The Mother," by Gwendolyn Brooks, is about a mother who has experienced a number of abortions and now has remorse. You can feel the remorse she is going through when reading the poem. She is regretful, yet explains that she had no other choice. It is a heartfelt poem where she talks bout how she will not be able to do certain things for the children that she aborted. This poem may be a reflection of what many other women are dealing with. The first stanza starts off with "Abortions will not let you forget," which sounds like the woman is talking in general terms....   [tags: Essay on Gwendolyn Brooks]

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Analysis of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

- Analysis of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks For this assignment, I chose the poem "The Mother" by Gwendolyn Brooks. This poem is generally about abortion and the feelings a mother has. It's about the remembrance of the children aborted and the little things children do that the mother will miss. Many images are conveyed throughout this entire poem. When Brooks mentions "the singers and workers that never handled the air" it gives off an air of sadness. You get the feeling that Brooks is trying to convey, to the mother, a sense of longing for those little things mothers are know to be good at....   [tags: Papers]

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The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

- The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks "The Mother," by Gwendolyn Brooks, is a sorrowful, distressing poem about a mother who has experienced numerous abortions. While reading the poem, you can feel the pain, heartache, distress and grief she is feeling. She is both remorseful and regretful; nevertheless, she explains that she had no other alternative. It is a sentimental and heart wrenching poem where she talks about not being able to experience or do things with the children that she aborted -- things that people who have children often take for granted....   [tags: My Children Heaven Essays Poetry Abortion]

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The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

- In a world in which abortion is considered either a woman's right or a sin against God, the poem "The Mother" by Gwendolyn Brooks gives a voice to a mother lamenting her aborted children through three stanzas in which a warning is given to mothers, an admission of guilt is made, and an apology to the dead is given. The poet-speaker, the mother, as part of her memory addresses the children that she "got that [she] did not get" (2). The shift in voice from stanza to stanza allows Brooks to capture the grief associated with an abortion by not condemning her actions, nor excusing them; she merely grieves for what might have been....   [tags: Poem Poetry Abortion]

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The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks and The Man He Killed by Thomas Hardy

- To provide a successful comparison of any two things, one must be able to comprehend all aspects of the articles in question. Many forms of literature are easily comparable due to the very nature of an author transcribing a piece of history or thought directly to paper; however, poetry is not one of these afore mentioned forms of literature so easily compared. This is because poetry itself is as emotionally driven, as it is ambiguous. With there being no definitive set of rules, dictating what is or is not poetry, attention to detail is paramount in fully understanding the relationships between the poems....   [tags: comparisson, guilty conscience]

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Guilt and Regret in Gwendolyn Brooks' Poem The Mother

- The Mother" Gwendolyn Brooks' poem "The mother" tells us about a mother who had many abortions. The speaker is addressing her children in explain to them why child could not have them. The internal conflict reveals that she regret killing her children or "small pups with a little or with no hair." The speaker tells what she will never do with her children that she killed. She will "never neglect", "beat", "silence", "buy with sweet", " scuffle off ghosts that come", "controlling your luscious sigh/ return for a snack", never hear them "giggled", "planned", and "cried." She also wishes she could see their "marriage", "aches", "stilted", play "games", and "deaths." She regrets even not givi...   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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The Culture of and Prejudice Against African Americans as Depicted in Gwendolyn Brooks' Poetry and Stories

- African American’s have faced a great deal of harsh and cruel treatment throughout our society. From being stripped from their homeland of Africa and being brought to America as slaves, African Americans have seen and been through it all. Author and renowned poet Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks discuses and describes many of the cruel and unfair treatment that African Americans have faced throughout our civilization. Brooks’ not only speaks on the racial prejudice of African Americans, but she also discusses the heartaches, the life, and the growth of African Americans as a people....   [tags: Poems, Gwendolyn Brooks, racism]

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A Brief Biography of Gwendolyn Brooks

- Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the most respected and established poets of all time. Gwendolyn Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas, on June 7, 1917. Shortly after her birth her family moved to Chicago, Illinois where she was raised. Gwendolyn Brooks’ parents were very supportive of their daughter’s passion for reading and writing. Gwendolyn Brooks had a true gift from God and it was writing. Gwendolyn Brooks’ mother discovered her talent for writing when she was seven. When she was thirteen she published her poem, “Eventide” which appeared in American Childhood....   [tags: poet, life, talents, awards]

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Gwendolyn Brooks, For Every Action...

- According to Newton’s Third Law, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This concept was primarily applied to physics, but it is evident in many aspects of life. This universal law can be seen everywhere, from roller coasters in Hershey Park, to the grounding of the kid with the messy room, to the change winds before a storm, and, of course, to the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks. Spending her whole life in the poor inner-city, Brooks was surrounded not only by choices good and bad, but people living out the consequences of the choices they made....   [tags: Biography, American Poet, Teacher, Pulitzer Prize]

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Gwendolyn Brooks- Influencial Poet

- Gwendolyn Brooks was an extremely influential poet. Her poems inspired many people. Brooks’ career started after publishing her first poem Eventide. This poem started Brooks’ career as a well-known American poet. Gwendolyn Brooks was born on June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas, to KeziahWims Brooks and David Anderson Brooks. Brooks’ family didn’t have much income. Her father David Brooks was a janitor. Keziah Brooks, Gwendolyn’s mother was a school teacher. Soon after Gwendolyn was born her family moved away from Kansas....   [tags: Poet, Poetic Analysis, Biography, Writer, Eventide]

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Gwendolyn Brooks' The Ballad of Late Annie

- Gwendolyn Brooks' The Ballad of Late Annie "The Ballad of Late Annie" is one of several poems from Gwendolyn Brooks' "Notes from the Childhood and the Girlhood" section of her book Annie Allen. Published in 1949, Annie Allen, a mock epic of an African-American girl growing up in a time of increasing social tension, illustrated the existence of a black struggle that did not break into the American mainstream until the birth of the Civil Rights Movement ten years later. It is comprised of four different parts; "Notes from the Childhood and the Girlhood," "The Anniad," "Appendix to the Anniad," and "The Womanhood." In "The Ballad of Late Annie," Brooks introduces her anti-hero Annie, a childi...   [tags: Gwendolyn Brooks Ballad Late Annie Essays]

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Who is Gwendoyn Brooks?

- Gwendolyn Brooks was one of the many great writers. In her early poetry, Brooks attacked racial discrimination, praised African American heroes, and satirized booth blacks and whites. She showed great mastery of classic and Modernist poetic techniques. Gwendolyn Brooks was born on June 7,1917 in Topeka, Kansas. She grew up in the Chicago community called Bronzeville (Brooks 1). Gwendolyn Brooks parents was David and Kiziah Brooks. Her mother was a school teacher. Gwendolyn's father was the only family member to graduate from high school....   [tags: Writers, Racism, Discrimination, African Americans]

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A Song in the Front Yard by Gwendolyn Brooks

- “A Song in the Front Yard”, by Gwendolyn Brooks, illustrates the desire people develop to experience new things and live life according to their own rules. In the first stanza, Brooks uses diction of propriety and unfamiliarity to emphasize the author’s desire to change her life. In the first line, the author establishes that she is only familiar with one way of life since she has “stayed in the front yard all [her] life.” The author “stayed” in the front yard suggesting that she was able to leave the yard and experience new things, but she just was not ready....   [tags: Poetic Analysis]

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Maud Martha, by Gwendolyn Brooks

-      Black women's experiences and those of other women of color have never fit the private -public model.  Rather than trying to explain why Black women's work and family patterns deviate from the alleged norm, a more fruitful approach lies in challenging the very constructs of work and families themselves. ("Native") Maud Martha Brown had strong ideas regarding marriage.   She set out to conquer the role as wife, in spite of and because of her insecurities and personal hardships.  Unlike the rose-colored images that enveloped the minds of many traditional (white) women during that period of the 1940s and 50s, Maud Martha set her sights on being a bride under the simplest conditions. ...   [tags: Maud Martha Essays]

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Analysis Of ' Sadie And Maud '

- Main Claim: In “Sadie and Maud,” Brooks illustrates that people who aren’t as fortunately intelligent as others can still have dreams and passions and can still live the way they want. In “Sadie and Maud,” Brooks illustrates that people who are not on the same intellectual level or provided the same opportunities as others, can still pursue their own dreams and live fulfilled lives. Reason Statement 1: Brooks uses end rhyme to emphasize that the one who isn’t successful can still find happiness in life....   [tags: Personal life, Life, Success, Gwendolyn Brooks]

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African American Hate Crimes in Gwendolyn Brook’s Poetry

- The murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri , the murder of a black teen for playing loud music in Florida, the Little Rock integration and all other forms of abuse or hate crimes done against African Americans will always be engraved in our history and in the hearts of all African Americans as a period of injustice. It was a common tragedy to lose a family member to one of the many riots assembled by the Ku Klux Klan or simply by a group of Caucasians determined to exterminate “niggers.” Many were able to see how detrimental hate crimes were through media....   [tags: Gwendolyn Brook 2014]

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The Great Poets I Felt More Connection With Mrs. Gwedolyn Brooks

- Out of all these great poets I felt more connection with Mrs. Gwedolyn Brooks. Mrs. Brooks had overcome lots of obstacles in her time being growing up in the rough side of Chicago. She was the first African America poet to win the Pulitzer Prize. The poem’s she has says something to me because they speak of family and that’s something I huge on. Throughout her poems she talks about her mother, sisters that took different paths in life and loving older couples. Her writing style was for the common audience of all races and ages because that she quickly won and never lost....   [tags: Family, Poetry]

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The House of Mango Street, The Mother, and How Do I Love Thee

- Dictionaries define love as “a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.” (“Love” 1) Love is an important component in life because this feeling can give people a support network, a feeling of worth, as well as many other positive things. Love can be a great thing but it can also be harmful. Meaning it can cause more negative impacts for the person than positive impacts but these types of relationships with people are still important learning aspects in life....   [tags: love in stories and poems]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' We Real Cool ' By Gwendolyn Brooks

- The poem “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks is a very interesting and clever writing piece. This poem open like a play, with the title, “The Pool Players. Seven at the Golden Shovel.” As we analysis the poem we understand that these seven pool players are at the Golden Shovel pool hall. As the word “Golden” reminds of us of money, sunshine, and youth, among other things. Its early summer, so it might be "Golden" outside, but we 're willing to bet it doesn 't look "Golden" inside the pool hall, which makes the name ironic....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Stanza, Gwendolyn Brooks]

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Gwendolyn Brooks' We Real Cool

- Gwendolyn Brooks' "We Real Cool" The poem 'We Real Cool' by Gwendolyn Brooks is a stream of the thoughts of poor inner city African-Americans who have adopted a hoodlum lifestyle. Though many can have different interpretations of this poem, it is fair to look at the life and career or the works and influences of Gwendolyn Brooks. The life and art of the black American poet, Gwendolyn Brooks, began on June 7, 1917 when she was born in Topeka, Kansas. She was the first child of Keziah Corine Wims and David Anderson Brooks....   [tags: Gwendolyn Brooks Real Cool Poem Poet Essays]

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The Black Counter-Culture in We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks

- The Black Counter-Culture in "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks After reading the poem "We Real Cool," by Gwendolyn Brooks, most people think that Brooks is making an ironic statement. Most will read the poem and think that Brooks is being sarcastic by using simple language and in the end asserting that the seven pool players will die soon, or more broadly that all who speak in this manner will die soon. No doubt some people will see Brooks' statement "We/Left school" as the beginning of her disapproval of a lack of an education, and that the lines of the poem represent the thoughts or statements of the pool players....   [tags: Gwendolyn Brooks We Real Cool Essays]

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The Inspiring Rhyme of Gwendolyn Brooks

- In “We Real Cool,” by Gwendolyn Brooks, one can almost visualize a cool cat snapping his fingers to the beat, while she is reading this hip poem. Her powerful poem uses only a few descriptive words to conjure up a gang of rebellious teens. Brooks employs a modern approach to the English language and her choice of slang creates a powerful jazz mood. All of the lines are very short and the sound on each stop really pops. Brooks uses a few rhymes to craft an effective sound and image of the life she perceives....   [tags: Literary Analysis, We Real Cool]

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Comparison Of The Sisters By Gwendolyn Brooks

- “Comparison of the Sisters” There are so many ways to write literature. One of the most difficult styles is poetry, which is why many writers have trouble writing it, and/or getting any popularity from it. But from time to time there comes a poet who is exceptionally good at writing poetry. Edgar Allan Poe, Shakespeare, or in this case Gwendolyn Brooks. But like most poets, Brooks was not born a famous poet. Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas. Both her parents were very supportive of their daughter 's passion for writing, and because of that, Brooks was able to get a poem published when she was just 13....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry, Difference, Family]

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Gwendolyn Brooks: An African American Poet

- Gwendolyn Brooks’ did not let her hurdles in life slow her down. In fact, Brooks’ used her obstacles to her advantage, and sprinted towards the finish line. Gwendolyn faced financial struggles, and limited opportunities due to her racial background. However, Brooks’ achieved many accomplishments and used her African American heritage to become one of America’s best poetic authors. Gwendolyn Brooks has said that her poetry was written for blacks and about blacks, yet any person of any race can relate to the universal themes portrayed in her pieces....   [tags: Literature, Biography, Author]

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The Message of Gwendolyn Brooks' We Real Cool

- The Message of Gwendolyn Brooks' "We Real Cool" "We Real Cool" is a short, yet powerful poem by Gwendolyn Brooks that sends a life learning message to its reader. The message Brooks is trying to send is that dropping out of school and roaming the streets is in fact not "cool" but in actuality a dead end street. Brooks conveys her message in an ironic manner, which is presented in the title of the poem. Before actually reading the 10 line poem the first thing that grabs the reader's attention is the title....   [tags: Poetry Poems Brooks We Real Cool Poem Essays]

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We Real Cool By Gwendolyn Brooks

- Poetry has been around for thousands of years throughout human history and has been used as a tool for telling stories from one generation to another. These short passages can describe love, cleverness, hate or war; one can find beauty in them and interpret them in their own personal way. Poetry as the Miriam Webster dictionary describes it “is writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm”....   [tags: Poetry, Vowel, Rhyme, Rhetoric]

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Gwendolyn Brooks 's Poetry : A Search Of Self Pleasure

- Breath in Poetry: In search of self-pleasure Although, they are different style in the writing, one poem rhymes and the other simply not, Gwendolyn Brooks’ “First Fight. Then Fiddle” and Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” share some common ideas. Both poems talk about death and survival and about the darkness of evil that lurks inside the snatched lives. In “First Fight. Then Fiddle”, Brooks addresses although life can be intimidating with many turns, enjoyment of it can be captivating. Brooks also embraces the fact that love can be hurting and music can be tasteless....   [tags: Poetry, Meaning of life, Sylvia Plath, Rhyme]

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The Explorer by Gwendolyn Brooks and Frederick Douglass by Robert Hayden

- “Shall we beguile their limbs with mellow flute, / Not always bend to some more subtle brute; / We were not made eternally to weep.” (Cullen) A majority of the African American culture had been enslaved in the South until the Civil War. After the end of slavery, the emancipated group began to strive for political equality, beginning the first in a long series of events that would ultimately end in the Harlem Renaissance, the period of time when a large majority of African American’s moved to the urban areas of the Northeast and Midwest United States....   [tags: archetypal and social perspectives, analysis]

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Analysis of the Peom "The Crazy Woman" by Gwendolyn Brooks

- The Conflict of the poem “The Crazy Woman” dramatizes how the woman is different from other people. When she does things that she enjoys people call her crazy for not being the same as them and doing stuff they enjoy. The woman expresses herself through the seasons because they are different but in a way very similar. Just like the woman they are all people but they just enjoy different things. The action of the poem is to show people to be themselves, have individuality and not let what people say bother them....   [tags: Society, Different]

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Analysis Of Gwendolyn Brooks 's Poem ' First Fight

- ... When a poet employs words into lines and lines into stanzas, words come alive and play. With its power, poetry could ignite a movement, a revolution to topple a reigning power of government if we may say. Plath, in the other hand, argues in “Lady Lazarus”, the rage against oppression may bring justice. A helpless feeling of a prey over its predator surfaces from this poem. However, the fight from the prey defies all odds and finds the beauty to enjoy what lasted. “And I a smiling woman. I am only thirty....   [tags: Poetry, Meaning of life, Sylvia Plath, Rhyme]

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Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

- The premise of the novel (Year of Wonders) could be seen as the antithesis of a journey as the villagers voluntarily agree to undertake a quarantine, which means they literally cannot go anywhere. In what way does this text represent a journey. Though the characters in Year of Wonders are unable to take a physical journey due to their actions, their circumstances cause them to embark on many spiritual, mental and emotional journeys through the course of the novel. Anna Frith, for instance, is forced during the plague year to overcome the deaths of her sons and family, and take upon many new roles that she otherwise would not have....   [tags: Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks]

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Brooks, Gwendolyn

- Brooks, Gwendolyn Poet, writer. Born June 7, 1917, in Topeka, Kansas. Throughout most of the twentieth century, Gwendolyn Brooks was a lyrical chronicler of the black urban experience in America. In 1950, she became the first African-American poet to win the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks grew up on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. She began writing poetry as a young girl, and by the age of 16 had begun publishing her poems regularly in The Chicago Defender. She attended the Woodrow Wilson Junior College in Chicago before marrying a fellow writer, Henry L....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Gwendolyn Brooks

- Gwendolyn Brooks Although she was born on 7 June 1917 in Topeka, Kansas--the first child of David and Keziah Brooks--Gwendolyn Brooks is "a Chicagoan." The family moved to Chicago shortly after her birth, and despite her extensive travels and periods in some of the major universities of the country, she has remained associated with the city's South Side. What her strong family unit lacked in material wealth was made bearable by the wealth of human capital that resulted from warm interpersonal relationships....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Gwendolyn Brooks

- Gwendolyn Brooks- A Critical Analysis of Her Work Gwendolyn Brooks is the female poet who has been most responsive to changes in the black community, particularly in the community’s vision of itself. The first African American to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize; she was considered one of America’s most distinguished poets well before the age of fifty. Known for her technical artistry, she has succeeded in forms as disparate as Italian terza rima and the blues. She has been praised for her wisdom and insight into the African Experience in America....   [tags: essays research papers]

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When Art Imitates Life: A Research and Analysis on the Creative Work of Gwendolyn Brooks

- There have been many authors, poets, writers and artists that shaped the face of Culture. It is safe to say that even in this concept; many writers have subconsciously assumed the responsibility of making sure this theory is reflected in their work. This notion has also established a foundation designed to foster analytical ideals as well as expand the knowledge and definition of culture itself. This idea also gives the perception that validates the importance of writers and the need for their work to be studied....   [tags: creative writing, evolution of racism]

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Analysis: The Explorer by Gwendolyn Brooks and Fredrick Douglass by Robert Hayden

- The world we live is in no ways perfect. Our world is littered with pride and greed. We want money and to advance in our life and in some ways we forget the people we walk over. It is about the money and it doesn’t matter who gets in our way. Most people also have a problem with admitting their mistakes. The United States of America was at one time a country that on the outside seemed to be perfect, but in truth it had dark secrets. It held slaves for hundreds of years and once they were emancipated the world turned to other means....   [tags: freedom, hope and individuality]

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Formal Interview With Gwendolyn B

- ... She said he was not a nice man but his life lessons of business, independence and how to save money have helped her through life. Mrs. Hatcher also says how he became nicer in his older age. Mrs. Hatcher kept her father until his death at the age of 82. She said it was her duty because out of the seven children she still lived in Birmingham, Alabama, did not work and lived in a home with no stairs. Mrs. Hatcher goes on to talk about how she enjoyed being raised in a large family. She expressed how she enjoyed having brothers and sisters....   [tags: Family, Old age, Mother, Father]

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We Real Cool a Poem by Gwendoly Brooks

- We Real Cool “We Real Cool” is a poem that was written by poet Gwendolyn Brooks in the year of 1959. This poem states that the black young people in the United States went through to make a clear definition of themselves and tried to seek their values in the late fifties and early sixties, young kids knowing they are different from the society, so they started their abandonment from a young age, they give up school because they know they cannot be accept as other white kids, they were caught in things as rape, murder and robbery because that's the only thing the now to express their anger....   [tags: black young boys, native language]

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Analysis of We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks

- Poetry Essay “We Real Cool”, Gwendolyn Brooks The poem “We Real Cool” is a very powerful poem, although expressed with very few words. To me, this poem describes the bottom line of the well known “ghetto life”. It describes the desperate and what they need, other than the usual what they want, money. Without actually telling us all about the seven young men, it does tell us about them. The poem tells of the men’s fears, their ambitions, and who they think they are, versus who they really are. The poem begins with the word “We”, which is the only line in the poem that begins in this such manor, although the word “we” is repeated six more times throughout the poem....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Formalist Critics, by Cleanth Brooks

- Cleanth Brooks writes in his essay “The Formalist Critics” from 1951 about criticism that formalist critics encounter and tries to show these arguments from his point of view and even indicates common ground with other literary critics. Cleanth Brooks argues that we lose the intrinsically obvious points of works of literature if we view the work through the different lenses of literary theory, however we are always viewing the literary work through a subjective lens, since the author and the critic cannot subjectively separate themselves from themselves and in making these points he contradicts himself....   [tags: the formalist critics, cleanth brooks]

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You're Not Cool at All

- While all the other children are in school learning, and being; for the most part, obedient and civil youngsters , the seven dropouts “being cool” at the golden shovel in the story “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks do not realize the amount of damage their doing to their futures by living the lifestyles they do. The work is a condensed yet concise statement on the recklessness of youth who are like cars without brakes in the frenzy of youth. They do not anticipate an accident awaiting them in their uncontrolled life....   [tags: We Real Cool, Gwendolyn Brooks]

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Poet, Gwendolyn Brooks Uses Social Issues to Connect with the Reader in “Fight First, Then Fiddle” and “We Real Cool”

- ... The phrase that she used was “ We Real cool”. I felt that the author focused cultural references such as language to catch the attention of the youth within the African American communities. Brooks wrote “We would skip school, yeah we real cool.” identifying that it is a young crowd because they are skipping school and chanting “We Real Cool.” I figured the characters she is talking about are younger because as an adult you often do not refer to being “cool” and skipping school and going to play pool....   [tags: culture, consequences, mistakes]

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Ballad of Pearl May Lee in Gwendolyn Brook's Street in Bronzeville

- Ballad of Pearl May Lee in Gwendolyn Brook's Street in Bronzeville Gwendolyn Brook’s “Ballad of Pearl May Lee” came from her book called Street in Bronzeville. This book exemplifies Brook’s “dual place in American literature” (Smith, 2). It is associated with Modernist poetry, as well as the Harlem Renaissance. This book is known for its theme of victimizing the poor, black woman. “Ballad of Pearl May Lee” is a poem that uses tone to represent the complex mood of the ballad. While tone and mood are often used interchangeably, there are differences even though they often work together in a poem....   [tags: Ballad Pearl Gwendolyn Brook Street Essays]

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Arthur C. Brooks' $10,000 for a College Degree

- Arthur C. Brooks presents his opinion on an idea gaining prevalence across the United States in his published article, “My Valuable, Cheap College Degree.” This new idea is a college degree which costs the student a total of $10,000, also known as the 10K-B.A. Inspired by a challenge to educators from Bill Gates, governors in the states of Texas, Florida, Wisconsin, and a state assemblyman in California have recently made efforts to make this idea a reality. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2011, the average tuition for just one year at a four-year private university was nearly $33,000....   [tags: Arthur C. Brooks, College Degree, Education]

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The Preacher Ruminates: Behind The Sermon (Analysis and Interpretation)

- "Without a Hand to Hold" Analysis and Interpretation of "The Preacher Ruminates: Behind the Sermon" Gwendolyn Brooks' "The Preacher Ruminates: Behind the Sermon" gives an eerie look into a minister's mind. Indeed the poem's premise is made clear from the opening line: "It must be lonely to be God" (1). The poem proceeds to note that while God is a much-revered and respected figure, he has no equal. The preacher's revelation provides the reader a unique perspective into religion. Brooks points out due to God's position of omniscience, it is not possible for a figure like Him to have friends....   [tags: Preacher Ruminates Gwendolyn Brooks Theology]

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How Valerie D. Brooks Came to be CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

- Valerie D. Brooks was appointed CEO at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is the first African American woman to ever hold this title. The trials and tribulations of Valerie D. Brooks made her the strong woman she is today. As a result, The Thomas Jefferson University Hospital would like to welcome Mrs. Valerie D. Brooks to our hospital. She brings her expertise in the medical field. Valerie has worked for two top notch hospitals in the Philadelphia area, such as Temple University Hospital and The University of Pennsylvania Hospital....   [tags: Hospital, Valerie D. Brooks, CEO, managers,]

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The Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother

- ... In her book Chua tells stories of her daughters and of the mistakes they have made. The way Chua handled the situations was outrageous. For example, when one of her daughters made a mistake while playing the piano Chua threatened to give her favorite dollhouse to the Salvation Army. In interviews Chua has admitted to calling her daughters lazy, garbage, and telling them that they are a disgrace to their family (“Battle Hymn”). A lot of people felt disrespected by Chua’s book, and they were not afraid to let Chua know how they felt....   [tags: Mother, Parent, Childhood, The Child]

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Death and We Real Cool

- Death and We Real Cool "The sluggard’s craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work" (Proverbs 21:25). The Bible makes a very clear statement in this passage as to how being lazy can be the cause of one’s death. "We Real Cool" is about seven African-American high school dropouts who want everybody else to think that they are cool. These teenagers explain how they stay out late playing pool, fighting, sinning and drinking. Though they think they have everybody else fooled, they know themselves that the destructive behavior they are taking part in will lead to their death....   [tags: We Real Cool Essays Gwendolyn Brooks Bible]

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Being A Mother : Single Mother Guide

- ... Growing up, Casie did not see many families that were split up. However, there were a few of her friends who’s parents were not together. The friends who just their mothers were either one of two things; a widow, or a single mother. If their mother was single they most likely lived with their mom and their mother’s parents as well. According to Casie, she had some friends that lived with just their grandparents, because their mother was deemed “unfit” to care for them any longer. It was as if joint custody did not exist....   [tags: Family, Mother, Poverty, Father]

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My Greatest Influence: My Mother

- Even before my first tear hits the ground, my mother is there to wipe it away. My mother feels my pain before I can even realize it. She understands my needs before I can even think of them. That’s why we call her a mother. My mother has been an extraordinary influence on my life and always will be. She’s the kind of mom who would always take time out and care for her four children and the mom who would never let her hardships in her life distress her kids. My mother has always been a very strong role model to me, and growing up with someone like her to look up to has changed my life in many ways....   [tags: mother, ]

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Imagining A World Without A Mother

- Imagining a world without a mother is a very gut wrenching feeling. A mother is usually the support system for a child during the stages of development. A mom is a mom no matter if they stay at home or if they are working independently. Years ago a woman’s job in society was to simply take care of the family’s day to day responsibilities and the children. Throughout time more women have created a life for themselves by helping support their families financially. One of a mother’s greatest assets is connecting with their child....   [tags: Mother, Family, Mother, Wife]

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The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

- “She’s a Monster” or “Tiger Mother”, nicknames given to the Yale Law School professor and book writer Amy Chua. Chua was bestowed these nicknames in response to the strict disciple that she applies on her children. Her book The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, gained the attention of the public due to the outrageous stories written inside. These stories in her book caused quite a commotion due to her unorthodox ways in raising her children. In the book,Chua listed a few things that her daughters, Sophia and Louisa were not allowed to do....   [tags: monster mother, strict discipline on children]

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The Mother By Terrence Mcnally And Night, Mother, By Marsha Norman

- ... Andre created this space by leaving out an important aspect of his life, causing the mother and son to spilt apart. Andre was afraid of what is mother would think of him to the point where Cal said to Andre’s mother that “the only thing that frightened [Andre] was you” [1603]. Andre thought very high of his mother and wanted to make sure that he didn’t disappoint her. Coming out as gay to her made Andre feel as if that would make her feel bad about him. Andre didn’t want his mother to be scared of him because of the person that he loves....   [tags: Mother, Family, English-language films, Mothers]

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My Mother Is Not A Statistic

- This is going to be an obvious answer to the question, ‘Who is significant to me?’ Yet, my answer would be my mother. I would hope that most people would answer the same because it would be a shame if others would overlook their overpowering love and sacrifice. Being a mother has a job that most are not capable of fulfilling; my mother is one of those people who can fulfill the tiring job. My mother uses phrases that I always end up laughing at, but honestly, what good parent doesn’t. “Don’t be a statistic” is one my mom’s favorite things to say to me as I am leaving the house....   [tags: Mother, Family, Mother goddess, Thought]

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The Influence of My Mother

- It took a long time to value the exceptional influence my mother has been on my life. She is the type of person who has thoughtful discussions about the importance of building a united family. The type of mother who always has time to listen when I need to express my feelings. The type of benevolent individual who loves to help anyone who is in need. Growing up with such a strong role model, I developed many of her convictions and interests. I not only came to enjoy the enthusiasm of learning simply for the profit of knowing something new, but I also came to conceive her notion of contributing with the community in exchange for an excelling sense of life, love, and spirit....   [tags: mother, heroes, ]

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My Mother 's Side Of The Family Tree

- ... The Arants have been living on that specific road land for several generations. We moved to Marshville in order to be closer to work and school, however most of my mother 's side of the family still lives on Arant Rd. My father began C&C Metals with his father and brother in 1980. They recycle metal and sell new and used metal. He did not attend college but instead focused on the business. My mother on the other hand went to Appalachian State University and then taught American History at Forest Hills High School for three years before deciding to stay at home and be a mother....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Jack Russell Terrier]

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Absolution from a Mother

- Mother, I am not looking for the absolution and undoubtedly I don’t deserve it in your eyes. Your eyes… always so full of concern; constantly accusing. The pressure you put on me and the pain it caused was unbearable. Everything you have done – you told me – you were doing for my own good. But you never realized I grew up did you. It’s not possible, it’s just wrong that you want to make all decisions for me: beginning with the extracurricular lessons, through carefully selected well mannered friends and even the damn shoes....   [tags: Absolution, Mother, ]

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My Hero: My Mother

- The one person that I could never live without, the reason I am standing till this day, is my mother. My mother is who I thank and admire most of all. Without her dedication and hard work, I would be in the squatters of the Philippines, stuck in a place where it is a very difficult place to make a good enough living or even make enough money to keep the bread on the table for your family. Her main goal and dream was to pass the NCLEX exam, it would permit her to go to America. That would allow her to make a better living and life for herself and to get a job, in order to send back money needed for her family....   [tags: heroes, mother,]

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Memoir of My Mother

- It seemed like a normal day when I entered Mrs. A’s AP Language and Composition class, but little did I know that she was going to assign a very important project that was going to take forever. I took my seat and wrote down what was on the board. Then I sat patiently and waited for Mrs. A to come explain what we were doing today. When the tardy bell rang, Mrs. A glided into the room and gave us all a stack of papers. She then proceeded to discuss our upcoming assignment, a memoir. As she explained the very important assignment, I wondered whom I would write about....   [tags: biography, mother,]

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Why The Mother Will Be Affected By An African American Single Mother?

- ... Murry states that family structure is associated with the parent-child relationship, and in the African American single mother families there are more conflicts, and less communication than in nuclear families (Murry et al., 2001). The family as a whole will be affected because of the mother’s absence for economic purposes. It will affect the mother as well as the children and the co-parents. It may be easier to co-parent at a younger age when the children are more willing to listen than during adolescence....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, African American]

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Pro- Abortion and the Rights of the Mother

- Abortion is a controversial subject in today’s world. One side believes that taking away the right to have an abortion is taking away the rights of the mother. On the other hand people view abortion as the innocent killing of a human being. (p.31OpposingViewpoints) The Roe vs. Wade trial declared the procedure a “fundamental right” on Jan. 22 1973(p.7RoeW.Wade)The mother has the right to choose what is best for her baby. Abortion is justified because it could be in the family’s best interest (p.103OpposingViewpoints)....   [tags: mother, abortion, interest, baby]

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Children Of A Single Mother Household

- ... (Bianchi, 2011). Lastly, stress can also be considered as an obstacle that affects children negatively in a single-mother household. According to Kunz (2013), the witness of seeing the parents get a divorce and the constant argument over who gets custody can create major stress on the child. In most cases, these type of arguments can lead the child to blame themselves for the separation of their family. For this reason, it is important for the single-mother to reassure the child that they should not blame themselves for the decision taken....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Parent]

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Losing A Mother At The Age Of Ten

- Losing a mother at the age of ten is not something one could imagine; when faced with it, you have no other choice but to hold onto the memories that were left. The day my mother was killed she had the opportunity, to call everyone in the family, to say goodbye. Sixteen years later, I can still remember those exact words of that phone call. While on the phone, I remember my mother saying that she loved me, and that I would probably not be seeing her for a while. At first this really did not register in my mind, because she always struggled to take care of my sisters and I; we often ended up staying with family members for a good amount of time....   [tags: Family, Mother, The Driver]

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My Mother Is A Middle School

- Throughout my life, I would hear constant stories about my parents and their devoted faith to each other. Their love, support, and encouragement created the most ideal scene for my siblings and me to live the childhood dream. Conflictingly, in the United States, we suffer from a 50% divorce rate that is higher than most countries around the world. My parents were born and raised in Laredo, TX, and joined the middle class of America. My mother is a middle school reading teacher and my father worked as an oil field worker after the divorce....   [tags: Family, Mother, Divorce, Parent]

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Mother And The Little Monster

- Mother is love, she is what we children the offspring call the one who raised us, gave birth to us, took care of us protected us from all evil, did anything in their power to keep us happy and well nourished. Ones mother is responsible for making her child the little monster they are today. Moms love unconditionally and will make everything better with her warm smiles, or in someone 's case her corny jokes. A mother is what children, people all around the world recognize as power, all love, a treasure....   [tags: Mother, Family, Parent, Father]

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Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother

- Did you know, that some studies show that compared to “Western” parents, “Chinese” parents spend about 10 times as much time schooling their children in mathematics. Though many people have evaluated their parenting techniques, since the release of Amy Chua’s book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, I personally believe that we should portray the idea that there is no perfect parenting style. The article written by Amy Chua, a Yale Law School professor and “tiger” mom to her daughters Sophia and Lulu, was a personal piece to tell about her parenting techniques....   [tags: Childhood, Mother, Parent, Parenting]

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What Is A Good Mother?

- ... In these two stories, “Ceil” by Harold Brodkey and “The Mother” by Natalia Ginzburg, one can see two mothers with different mentalities, different backgrounds, and what made them to be considered either a bad mother or a good mother. The first story “Ceil” consists on what I consider is a good mother. The story starts with a young boy named Wiley who tries to picture his mother based on stories he is told about her because he cannot remember most of his life next to her since she passed away when he was just 2 years old....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Mother, Woman]

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Interview On My Father And Mother

- ... He said when they were younger most of their fights came because of money. Having 4 children it was not easy to make ends meet. This reminds me of the documentary “Two American families.” The Neumans often fought over money issues and how they would make ends meet. Growing up we never had “fancy” meals or ate out much. In “Lecture 4, slide 2” It said that 18.5% of households reported that they did not always have enough money to buy food they needed. Growing up we always had the same meals every week, hamburgers, spaghetti, chili, pizza, pork chops; it was always the same meals....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Mother, Father]

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Mother Is The Most Social Person

- ... Her anxiety always gives me anxiety which is incredibly irritating, but her bravery in the face of great adversary makes up for the headache. Even though she is incredibly embarrassing when she traumatizes the coaches. Another quality of my mom is her intelligence but complete lack of common sense. Ever heard of book smart and street smart. Mom is mainly book smart. She is a teacher so of course she knows everything from English to random trivia. For Christmas she bought this game called Historical Figures and said it would be a lot of fun for the “family.” Yeah, right....   [tags: Anxiety, Mother, Fear, Worry]

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Grendel's Mother: Monster or Not?

- In the poem “Beowulf,” Grendel’s mother, a monstrous creature, is one of the three antagonists Beowulf, the main character, fights against. The battle against Grendel’s mother appears to be the strangest of the three battles. The main reason for its strangeness is that Grendel’s mother is the mother of the monster Grendel, who was killed by Beowulf in the first battle. Another reason for its strangeness is that Grendel’s mother is the only female-type creature. An alternative reason for this strangeness in the battle is due to the fact that Grendel’s mother is not a true monster, aside from her physical form....   [tags: strange, kinship, kill, mother]

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My Mother At My Father

- ... One of the things that my mother reminds about my temperament is that I was very sensitive and since I was the first daughter, I became a spoiled child, which was really bad at the end because if I was not able to get something that I wanted I used to cry and do all that bad stuff that kids do I was “berrinchuda” (bad-tempered). According to Baumrind’s the way that my parents raised me was in the authoritative style of parenting, I was actually just raised by my mother because my father was never there to worry about certain things, he was a monetary father....   [tags: Family, Mother, Baja California]

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My Relationship With My Mother

- ... I make sure I can trust the people that are around my son I can trust and depend on. Simmons page 2 I always knew that I would be a care taker in my life time. I have this need to help other who cannot help themselves. My life has become a care taker for my son I have to provide for him so he can survive. The love I show my son is the same love my step-mother showed me, growing up she is the one who showed me I could be wanted. The bond I have with my step-mom can never take the place of the relationship I wish I had with my mom....   [tags: Mother, Family, Need, Emotion]

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Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan

- Despite growing up amidst a language deemed as “broken” and “fractured”, Amy Tan’s love for language allowed her to embrace the variations of English that surrounded her. In her short essay “Mother Tongue”, Tan discusses the internal conflict she had with the English learned from her mother to that of the English in her education. Sharing her experiences as an adolescent posing to be her mother for respect, Tan develops a frustration at the difficulty of not being taken seriously due to one’s inability to speak the way society expects....   [tags: Mother Tongue Essays]

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My Experience With My Mother

- ... I remember growing up it was crucial to get my mother on your side to get an approval. It was as if my mother was the congress who would reject or approve a bill and afterward our pleas would fall onto deaf ears. It was a tiring process going back and forth to convince both my mother and father but once in a blue moon I would be successful. I am grateful that my parents raised me that way because some of the thing I wanted when I was younger were extremely silly. Even if I consider myself a bit more mature now I still value my parent’s opinions highly....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Father]

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My Father And My Mother

- ... Then my family took my father to the hospital again to ask the doctor “what was wrong with him, why won’t the blood stop bleeding from his wound.” As the doctor said to my mother, “there is not any other way left that he can get well soon, take him home it all depends on miracle.” After hearing this my mother and I cried a lot because we didn’t know what else to do to save him from all the pain. We all had lost hope by that time. After one day we got back home from the hospital, my father’s condition got worse and worse in the morning....   [tags: Mother, Family, Doctor, Crying]

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My Mother And My Father

- When I was six years old, my father divorced my mother. I was blindsided; my young, naïve mind couldn’t understand why my dad did not want to be with my mom anymore. In my mind, we were a happy family. I was convinced that my home life was normal, and that everyone’s parents continually fought like mine did. This was why the divorce shocked me so much. But looking back, the imminence of divorce was obvious. The constant fighting, yelling, and strife combined with the lack of healthy communication ravished my home life....   [tags: Family, Parent, Mother, Father]

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My Life With My Mother

- ... Suffering from these symptoms drastically impacts the outcomes of one’s social life, which in the long run affects more than just the person suffering from the diseases in general: it affects the family and loved ones associated with the individual as well. If I were to talk to my mother about something right now, chances are the response I would get back would be completely out of this world and have nothing to do with what I had asked her, or her response would last about an hour and ramble on about something completely off topic....   [tags: Emotion, Thought, Mother, Mind]

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My Mother And My Grandmother

- ... Before she died, she wrote a poem that implied as much. Uncle Bubba has never seemed to be the church-going type, but he highly values family and work, and I do think he believes in God. Carol certainly is religious, as she taught Sunday School before I was born and for a short time after. She has always put her family above herself, and I can say without doubt that she would do anything for me. In a similar sense, Carol holds education in high esteem and has encouraged my and my brother’s studies for as long as I can possibly remember....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Father, Mother]

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