Blackbird Pond Essays

  • Witch of blackbird pond

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    The name of the book that I read was “The Witch of Blackbird Pond” By, Elizabeth George Speare. The book took place in the year of 1687. Some of the book takes place on a boat called the “Dolphin,” and then the rest of the book in Wethersfield, in the state of Connecticut. The main characters in the book are Katherine Tyler (her nickname was Kit), Nat Eaton, Uncle Matthew, Aunt Rachel, Hannah Tupper, Kit’s cousins Mercy, and Judith, Prudence, Hannah Tupper, John Holbrook, Goodwife Cruff and Goodman

  • Witch of Blackbird Pond Summary

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    After her grandfather’s death in 1687, 16 year-old Kit feels that she must leave and sail to the only relatives she knows of, her uncle and aunt in Wethersfield, Connecticut. She desperately travels there on a ship called the Dolphin, where she meets a gentleman named Nat. She and Nat have a very playful relationship, Nat always has a mocking grin on his face and Kit occasionally flirts with him on the boat. When she arrives in Wethersfield, Connecticut, she is taken by surprise at the dull landscape

  • Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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    Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond shows the maturation process of a young girl from Barbados. Kit’s life in Barbados is shattered when her grandfather dies. As a result of his death, Kit is forced to leave the island and her carefree lifestyle. She travels to Connecticut to find her only living relatives. Once she reaches Connecticut her persona evolves from an island girl, to hard worker, and finally to wife. Kit is

  • The Witch Of Blackbird Pond Sparknotes

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    The book The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, tells the rough, adventurous story of a fictitious character named Katherine (Kit) Tyler. Kit from Barbados, lived with her grandpa her whole life. But, after her grandfather died, everything in her life changed. A 50 year old man tried to propose to her and everyone pressured her to accept. She couldn’t handle the stress, so she had to leave. She went on a ship called the Dolphin to settle in Wethersfield with her aunt Rachel whom

  • Fitting In The Witch Of Blackbird Pond

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    almost everything to do with how people turn out in life. When people try to fit in with the people around them, they are forced to change. Fitting in is not easy and sometimes people get rejected when trying to fit in. In the story, “The Witch of Blackbird Pond” by Elizabeth Speare, a young girl named Kit is forced to go sail off the island and live with her Aunt Rachel when her grandfather dies and she finds is difficult to be welcomed and fit in. Kit’s arrival to Aunt Rachel and Matthew Wood’s house

  • In The Witch Of Blackbird Pond Character Analysis

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    Would you risk your life to save a lonely friend who was about to die on account of malicious gossip? In the Witch of Blackbird Pond the setting is New England along it's bleak shores. The main character Katherine is from Barbados because her grandpa had just died and she was traveling to America to live with her Uncle and Aunt who did not even know she she was coming. When she arrived her Aunt whose name was Rachel received her with open arms but her Uncle was not as open and wanted her to earn

  • Elizabeth G. Speare's The Witch Of Blackbird Pond

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    work with The Witch of Blackbird Pond novel in 1959 (Cushman ix). Mrs. Speare’s last book, The Sign of the Beaver, written in 1983 also won the Newbery Medal as well as the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Her novels continue to be reading in classrooms. Speare not only wrote novels, but also a number of magazine articles and one-act plays. Finally, she is also cited as one of the Educational Paperback Association’s top 100 authors (Sullivan). The Witch of Blackbird Pond is characterized as

  • Kits Character Development

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    In The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare writes about how Kit changes throughout the course of the story. From the start of the story, Kit is materialistic, shallow, and prideful. In the middle, Kit shows signs of change by taking care of others. Last but not least, in the end she loves the people she is friends with and doesn’t care only about herself but for others as well. In the beginning, Kit is being shallow and prideful. Kit’s superficiality and shallowness are seen in her admiration

  • The Witch Of Blackbied Pond

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    The Witch of Blackbird Pond Kit Tyler, the main character of Elizabeth George Spear's book, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, must leave her carefree life in tropical Barbados, and go and live in Connecticut. She learns that playing is what is to life, but hard work. She learns that if people do not know you, that they pre judge you. She also learns that if you don't live up to the Puritan life style, that they will look down at you. Kit must learn to cope, and learn from all these changes in her life

  • Analysis Of Maturity In Elizabeth George Speare's The Witch Of Blackbird Pond

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    In the novel The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, the characters have a growth and maturity in their personality. Kit left Barbados after the death of her grandfather to go live with her Aunt Rachel and Uncle Matthew and her cousins in Wethersfield. Although Kit does not inform her family that she is coming to live with them. When Kit arrives in Wethersfield, everyone is very surprised because no one knew that she was coming. Aunt Rachel is actually pleased to see Kit because

  • Alter Bridge Concert Report

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    On Monday, April 21, 2014, along with my friend JJJJ and my Mom, we went to see Alter Bridge perform in concert at Rams Head Live down in the Marketplace in Baltimore, Maryland. The doors opened at 7 o’clock and the concert started at 8 p.m. with the band Monster Truck as the opening act. We went and ate dinner before going to the concert, but when we entered the venue, Rams Head was packed. The show was sold out and there were people ranging from ages fifteen to mid-fifties. There were both

  • In The Orchard

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    strategy incorporated in the poem is imagery. There are many types of images that are in this poem. For example, the story that the young girl shares with the boy about drowning the cat is full of images for the reader to see: I’ve seen boys stone a blackbird, and watched them drown A kitten…it clawed at the reeds, and they pushed it down Into the pool while it screamed. Is that fun, too? The image of the cat clawing at the reeds stands out the most. A person reading this poem can envision the cat

  • Analysis of Wallace Stevens' 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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    Stevens' "13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" 'Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird' by Wallace Stevens is a poem about what it means to really know something. In this poem, Stevens shows this connection by writing a first person poem about a poet's observation and contemplation's when viewing a blackbird. He does this by making each stanza an explanation of a new way he has perceived this blackbird. First, he writes about his physical perception of the blackbird as an observer. Then, he writes

  • Literary Analysis Of The Japanese Quince

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    leaves of green. As he believes that he is alone, Mr. Tandram also makes an appearance as his next-door neighbor. An amount of time passes until they offer sentiments among each other about both the tree as well as the ambiance of the garden and the blackbird. As the interaction among each other eventually dissipates, both Mr. Nilson and Mr. Tandram eventually part

  • Smallpox Blankets during the French Indian War

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    A different perspective on a smallpox epidemic during the French and Indian War appears in Andrew J. Blackbird's History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan. Blackbird, Chief Mack-e-te-be-nessy, was a member of a distinguished Ottawa family from the northwest shore of the Michigan lower peninsula. He wrote his History late in life, after a long career in education, politics, and public service. Blackbird's book, like many similar autoethnographic texts, is a combination of autobiography

  • The Beatles Song Blackbird and the Frankenstein Creature

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    Frankenstein in 1818. The Beatles wrote a song off their The White Album entitled Blackbird in 1968. Generations apart from each other, these two artistic masterpieces are more similar than one may deem. Although the era during which Blackbird came out most likely suggests it was written for the African American race to associate with, it very much correlates to Shelley’s being in Frankenstein. Symbolically speaking, the blackbird in the song represents the creation and his life, as he knows it. Victor simply

  • Heap Leaching

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    wildlife” and is therefore an environmental concern with the mining of gold (Bartlett 79). Some other concerns taken into consideration when dealing with gold mining and heap leaching are “preventing bird poisoning on wet heaps and solution storage ponds […as well as amounts of] wind blown dust and other air contaminants [which] can be serious” problems spreading throughout the environment (Bartlett 79). Contamination of surface and ground waters is a major concern as a side effect of heap leaching

  • The Controversy Over Land Grazing

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    better. They are constantly riding the pastures, making sure that the pastures are being used properly and that there is no overgrazing taking place. Also, the ranchers make sure that ponds are kept in quality condition and if they are not, it is their job to get the ponds dug out or whatever it takes to make the ponds better. The costs of the repairs are at the expenses of the ranchers. Ranchers do a lot of other things like put up electric fence to insure rotational grazing, cut trails to make paths

  • How Lost Lake has Influenced My Life

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    my life now. That smallmouth bass introduced me to one of my very favorite hobbies: fishing. I now go fishing at every possible opportunity. Unfortunately, central Illinois is not blessed with fishing lakes, so my fishing is limited to local farm ponds and creeks. I try to go fishing at least once a week. After seeing those mysterious white trees I became very interested in studying trees. Today I can identify any tree anywhere in the United States.

  • Fishing

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    location will depend on what kind of fish one wants to catch. Once a species has been determined, a location should be easy to find. Again let’s say the target is black bass. Several types of bass can be caught in fresh water creeks, lakes, rivers, and ponds up to certain latitudes. Any of these fresh water sources should hold bass if it has been stocked, if it has a tributary, or if it has been established for a number of years. It is important to make sure that the location you are fishing has the type