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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 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

- ... Gwendolyn Brooks easily open poet that is accurate and catchy. Able of capturing the experiences and pattern of black street life, she usually presents clear surfaces that give way suddenly to show doubtful deepness. Equally capable of manipulating traditional poetic forms such as the sonnet, rhyme royal, and heroic couplet, she bring to bear them to mirror the distrust of characters or personas who embrace current attitudes to defend themselves against internal and external chaos. Whatever form she chooses, Brooks consistently focuses on the struggle of people to find and express love, usually associated with the family, in the center of adverse surrounding....   [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

- ... It involves two sisters who demonstrate the two different ways that a black girl would grow up and live at the time, and because of this both sisters are different and the same in many ways. Throughout the poem, when read the first time, it seems as though both sisters have nothing in common. Yet, when read over a few times, the similarities are revealed. In the first section it reads, “Maud went to college/Sadie stayed at home”. At the time, little to no black women went to college, most stayed at home, and because of this, women would have had to work very hard to get into a college and get a decent paying job....   [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

- ... While reading the poem the reader cannot help but notice how strongly Ms. Brooks emphasized using the word ‘we”. That momentary stop after each period also influences the reader to stress the vowel sound “e” repeatedly in an isolated way; this is an example of a figure of speech called assonance. In line one of the poem “We real cool. We” as well as in line two of the poem “Left school. We”, the poet uses the words “cool” and “school” which is also another example of the rhetorical device called assonance....   [tags: Poetry, Vowel, Rhyme, Rhetoric]

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Gwendolyn Brooks 's Poetry : A Search Of Self Pleasure

- ... Words have the power to move and to touch emotions, leave alone the intelligence. When a poet employs words into lines and lines into stanzas, words come alive and play. With its power, a poem could ignite a movement, a revolution to topple a reigning power of government if we may say. Plath, in the other hand, argues in her “Lady Lazarus” that rage out of oppression may brings 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....   [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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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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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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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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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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Imagining A World Without A Mother

- ... Stay at home mothers have the ability to fully prepare their kids for school when working mothers may not have the time to get them ready for the day. Both types of mothers make sure that food is on the table and they have a roof over their family’s heads. The way a stay at home mom provides for their family is very different from a working mom. Some mothers are not fortunate enough for the ability to provide for their family without needing to bring in the extra income. Stay at home mothers have help from their spouse to be able to support their children with everyday needs....   [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 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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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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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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Losing A Mother At The Age Of Ten

- ... My father suffered from two strokes at one time; he was left paralyzed on his entire right side. My sister and I were told that he would probably not make it, and it would be our best bet to consider pulling the plug. We were not sure what to do, because we were barely legal ourselves, let alone, given the authority to make the call on whether our father stays on life support. He was in a coma, had brain swelling, and a feeding tube through his stomach. Despite how lifeless he looked, my sister and I both agreed on given him another week to pull through, and to our surprise he woke up....   [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

- ... Multiple people can agree that it truly does work. A mother is like sunshine without it you’re lost and would never see the light of day. She is who children look for when seeking for advice for example boy problems, make up tips, how to make oatmeal without burning the house down. In some cases a mother is a computer expert she taught the child how to type and use the internet without downloading viruses. She 's the know it all the one who knows when the child has been up to no good but will it go with a she knows what you did stare, the one that makes the child rethink of ever bad deed they have committed within that single day....   [tags: Mother, Family, Parent, Father]

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Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother

- ... Also, several tiger moms make their children practice their activities until they have perfected it. Mrs. Chua had her daughter Lulu practice “The White Little Donkey” until she perfected the piece and played it at the recital. Tiger moms want their child to succeed, I believe if someone show confidence in you, you’re more likely to accomplish your goals. Chua wants her daughters to accomplish their goals in life, so she sets limits on activities that might interfere with their success. As a tiger parent you will know if your child is doing anything that is against the rules....   [tags: Childhood, Mother, Parent, Parenting]

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Mother Teresa: An Example of Servant Leadership

- Servant leadership is both a leadership philosophy and set of leadership practices. Traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyramid.” By comparison, the servant-leader shares power puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible (Northouse, 2013). One person I feel is a great example of a servant leader is mother Teresa. Mother Teresa, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, was born August 26, 1910 in what is today Skopje, Macedonia....   [tags: Mother Teresa]

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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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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 Mother And My Father

- ... The house, the cars, and all of their material processions were divided with ease with the help of their lawyers. But, the issue of custody still remained. Unlike everything else, my parents left this decision up to us. My sister and I got to choose which parent we lived with and which parent we would see only every other weekend. We decided which parent we would please and which parent we would crush. My parents left one of the biggest issues of divorce up to naïve children who were six and four years old....   [tags: Family, Parent, Mother, Father]

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My Life With My Mother

- It is estimated that 50 percent of all American marriages end in divorce, and that 22 million children in the United States alone live without a father. My parents added to these numbers in 2002, when I was only 5 years old. My mother raised me solely. When I was young, I spent every other weekend traveling eight hours round trip to see my father, but for the past five years I’ve only seen him sparsely — maybe three or four times annually. As a child it was, of course, upsetting — I wanted a daddy to come to my piano recitals and ballet performances like all the other girls — but the discontent only grew as I did....   [tags: Marriage, Divorce, Family, Mother]

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My Family : My Mother

- My Story In 1980 my mom gave a birth to a cutie whom they named Anush (means sweet) after my grandmother, the mother of my father. That was me. I was the first child of my parents. My father was the youngest of 7 children and was the first brother out of 4 to have a child. I was a gift of happiness for my parents and grandparents. My mom has told me that my father’s whole family, parents and siblings were all interested to help out my mom to raise me....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Sibling]

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Relationship Between A Mother And A Father

- ... Children were precious, yes, but love was out of the question. As many ex-slave parents would say, “Don 't love nothing” (Morrison 54). This wisdom was especially true for men searching to build a family after slavery. Some were entering into a family where kids were already in the picture. Loving the child of another man is more difficult than loving your own. With a man’s own children, slavery had already left a lasting impression. Many had fathered children from bondage and never gotten the chance to have any interaction with them....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States, Mother]

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Mother's Milk Unlocks Magic

- A Mother’s milk unlocks the magic Milk, a tasty drink of creamy white deliciousness, a cookie can’t wait to be dunked into. In this advertisement, Oreo describes itself as milk’s favorite cookie. The milk which Oreo has chosen to represent its cookie, is not your typical milk from a dairy cow. Oreo is actually referring to a mother’s milk. The advertisement was designed by Cheil Worldwide; who has created an inspirational advertisement, using a clever pitch, and descriptive photo. This ad was never intended to be released to the public, due to negative views on public breastfeeding....   [tags: breastfeeding, mother, nursing]

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Mother Teres A Nun

- Mother Teresa (born Agnes gonxha Bojaxhiu) was a nun born in Macedonia to Albanian parents on 26th August 1910. Her family were very religious, so when her father died at the young age of 8, they held onto their religious beliefs tightly and prayed often. At the age of 12, Agnes began to feel a 'Call from a god ' to become a nun. This was a difficult decision for her because becoming a nun meant giving up the chance to marry, have children, and meant giving up her family, perhaps forever. When Agnes decided she wanted to become a nun this also meant she would have to train for two years to become a Loreto nun....   [tags: Mother Teresa, Missionaries of Charity]

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My Mother - Original Writing

- ... I was not dreaming this was a reality and my mother had really perished in a tragic car accident. I was legitimately never going to see her again, and in that instant I knew that my life would never be the same. The events of the week following the accident are still to this day unclear to me. In the beginning I did not understand why this horrendous incident had happened to my mother. Why did I have to sustain the loss of my mother when other people’s mothers were still alive and well. I still periodically feel tormented by this, but I know that everything transpires for a purpose....   [tags: Family, English-language films, Mother]

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My Life With My Mother

- Throughout my life I have always had one person who has stuck with me through thick and thin, my mother, Genoveva. My mother’s devotion was to her two daughters, she always prayed that my sister and I would have a better life then what she had and pushed through every obstacle for us. She is from Mexico, Puebla and is a very loud, assertive woman. She always believed in herself and whenever she put her mind to it, she always got the job done. She came to America in 1982 when she was just 16. Even though her journey was made from a rash decision, having to be forced to do something illegal and having to get accustomed to life in America she is just glad that she can now have a happy life with...   [tags: Family, United States, Mother, Parent]

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My Life As A Mother

- ... I started packing up the car as something told me I wasn’t coming back home for a while, I needed my hospital bag. I rushed around the house as Louie got ready, we stopped at taco bell on the way to the hospital because I was starving. I would take a deep breath as I got out of the car, hardly able to hold in the tears knowing something was terribly wrong with my baby. The nurses got me checked in and gowned up as we waited for the doctor to come in and start an ultrasound. I was in disbelief of the amazing care I was receiving from the moment I walked through the doors on the maternity ward....   [tags: Pregnancy, Mother, Doctor, Full-time]

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I Stand Here Ironing There Is A Mother

- ... No one is saying that there is a special formula for how to raise your kids, because each family dynamic is different, but some basic principles should be followed. A young child needs to feel close to his/her mother to acknowledge that parental bond, something that a daycare attendant cannot replace. This is clearly evidenced by Emily when she exclaims to her mom who must go to work, “Can’t you go some other time, Mommy, like tomorrow. Will it be just a little while you’ll be gone. Do you promise?” (Olsen 315) But in this reading, we notice that the beautiful gift of having a child is not being honored in the best way by the mother since this request is not attended to as a result of o...   [tags: Mother, Parent, Family, Emotion]

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Inequity: The Struggle To Be A Mother In A Capitalistic Society

- Inequity: The Struggle To Be A Mother In A Capitalistic Society It would be unfair to judge Mother Courage based on a surface level glimpse of her actions; for though she repeatedly chooses her business over her children, it is only to survive in the capitalistic and war-impoverished society that they live in. Entangled in the dialectical relationship of being both a mother and a capitalist, Courage struggles to find a way to ensure the survival and well being of her children. Rorrison makes an excellent point in his statement, “Brecht intended her to be an object lesson in misplaced energy”; he is, of course, referring to her habit of choosing her business over her family....   [tags: mother courage, reform to society]

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The Depths of Night Mother by Marsha Norman

- “‘Night Mother”, by Marsha Norman, is a play that dives into the struggles of a mother and daughter. First performed in 1983, the play became a major success both in Broadway, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and was first performed as a play. (Spencer, pg. 1) Jessie is a middle aged woman, who is divorced, moved back in with her mother, and struggles with, what she believes, is a failed life. Thelma, Jessie’s mother, realizes that Jessie wants to commit suicide due to comments that Jessie makes....   [tags: broadway, struggles, mother, daughter]

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My Mother 's House For The Weekend

- ... My parents had informed me the same day that my biological father, Ambrose, ran into my mother. My mother had warned me of the nature of my father and his family, such as not wanting me, but I insisted on getting to know him despite the unforeseen obstacles that lied ahead. That very night I had sat with her at the kitchen table while she flipped through the phone book, looking for his number. The conversation was quiet and awkward at first, but ended with plans to meet him and my two brothers....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Parent]

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Marriage and Respect in "The Awakening" and "The Revolt of ‘Mother"

- The novel, The Awakening, and the short story, “The Revolt of ‘Mother,’” both stories have women that are not respected by their husbands. Both of the women, Edna Pontellier and Sarah Penn, have husbands who do not respect them, but they fight back in different ways. Their battles shows the differences between these two women from an earlier and less accepting time. They are both strong willed characters. They both believe strongly enough in themselves that they will go to the extremes. Sarah moves out of her house....   [tags: Awakening, Revolt of Mother, Marriage,]

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My Family And My Mother

- ... To me, my father was mainly constructed from my mother’s words. In the beginning, my favourite time of the day was when my father returned home from his work. He would often have a new riddle ready to entertain my mother and me. “If you have three light bulbs in an isolated room with three light switches outside the room. How do you determine which switch controls which light bulb?” “Just open the door and play with the switches!” “I wouldn’t ask you if it was that easy. You can’t turn the switches when the door is open and you have to turn off the light before you open the door!” I was the only child in the house....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Incandescent light bulb]

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Father And Mother I Love You

- ... According to Belsky’s (1984) ecological model of the determinants of parents, “among the domains that being suggested for a better parenthood’s quality, the parental characteristics are viewed as the most influential determinants for a child’s development” (Hedwig 256). This means the parents’ actions have a long term significant on a child’s development and characteristics. In the article about domestic abuse, Aysa-Lastra acknowledges that children may have a higher percentage of getting violent vulnerability if they experienced abusive action caused by the parents (Aysa-Lastra 547)....   [tags: Mother, Father, Parent, Family]

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My Life With My Mother

- ... My mom always mentioned how she intended to go college, but she did not have the time for it. She raised me on her own, and she had to do it all over again with my brother. It was difficult for her to raise both my brother and I, and she could not think about going back to school. She had bills to pay, she had bring food to the table, and purchase all the necessities my brother and I needed. When my brother turned four, I encouraged my mom to reconsider going back to school. It took a while to try to convince her, but in the end, she agreed....   [tags: English-language films, Family, Need, Mother]

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Commentary on World War Z by Max Brooks

- World War Z by Max Brooks is a book of interviews with survivors of a zombie epidemic, a worldwide event that ended before the interviews take place. The survivors tell stories of their experiences both with the living dead and with humanity during that time. In World War Z, it has been ten years since the United States declared victory in the fight against the living dead. The population has declined greatly and for those who survived, life has changed drastically. The man who compiled the final report on the effects of the war collected many first hand accounts of all fronts of the Zombie War....   [tags: Zombies, Apocalypse, Fiction]

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What Is A Mother 's Ultimate Parenting Goal?

- ... While personal loss is an obvious contributor to the mothers ' parenting styles in all three short stories, the economic struggles the three mothers encounter can not be regarded as any less significant. In "I Stand Here Ironing" (Olsen 233-239), the mother 's economic struggle and her need for work is instrumental in her decision to send her daughter to live with her father 's family. This initial separation turned into years of emotional distance between the mother and her daughter. In "Two Kinds" (Tan 240-248), the family 's economic struggle prompted the mother to exchange cleaning services for her daughter 's piano lessons....   [tags: Mother, Mothers, Short story, Guilt]

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