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  • Clifton Suspension Bridge

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    Clifton Suspension Bridge The Clifton Suspension Bridge is located in Bristol England, and spans the beautiful Avon gorge. This bridge has become the symbol of Bristol much like the Eiffel tower has of Paris, and the Opera house has of Sydney. The story of the Clifton Suspension Bridge began in 1754 with the dream of a Bristol wine merchant who donated his life savings to build a bridge over the gorge. To decide on a suitable design for the bridge a competition was held. Thomas Telford, the

  • Poetry of Lucille Clifton

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    According to Jocelyn Moody, the contemporary poet Lucille Clifton was born on June 27, 1936 in Depew, NY. She was very smart and always proved it ever since she was young. As result, she graduated very young, at the age of sixteen. As soon as she graduated she graduated she received a scholarship to attend Howard University located in Washington, D.C. Two years after, in 1955 she transferred to the Fredonia State Teachers College. She met Fred Clifton; he thought philosophy at the University of Buffalo

  • Lucile Clifton: Reflections of Triumph

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    racism and gender discrimination, Clifton challenged and overcame stereotypes about both blacks and women. Despite her early struggles, Clifton writes about her problems as she endeavors living to the fullest extent. As a child, Clifton remained thankful for her parents “gifts of poetry and storytelling” (Lupton 18). These experiences as an African-American living in an impoverished environment along with a lasting love for her community and family helped Clifton grow as a person and poet. Therefore

  • The Clifton Suspension Bridge

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    My suspension bridge will be the Clifton Suspension Bridge, this bridges is located at Bristol, England. This bridge was first opened in 1864,it is 212 metres long and has a width of 9.4 metres this is why this bridge is so well acclaimed due to it age and its size. This bridge crosses the River Avon. This bridge was originally meant to be made in 1831 but this was stopped by the Bristol riots, after the Bristol riots the design was charged slightly because of new technologies to strengthen the bridge

  • Quilting - Foxes in the Poetry of Lucille Clifton

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    Quilting - Foxes in the Poetry of Lucille Clifton         In 1942 Virginia Woolf read a paper to the Women’s Service League about "The Angel in the House." For Woolf, this "Angel" represented the voice in the back of the mind of a woman that was saying, "Never let anybody guess that you have a mind of your own" (1346). During Woolf’s time a woman was not supposed to write critically. Rather, a woman was supposed to "be sympathetic; be tender; flatter; deceive; use all the arts and wiles of

  • Quilting - The Feminist Dynamic of Lucille Clifton

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    The Feminist Dynamic of Lucille Clifton     Quilting bees were occasions for women to gather bringing discarded scraps of material, which they masterfully transformed, into works of art. The bee was also a social gathering where women told tales, exchanged ideas, and encouraged one another. Lucille Clifton's collection of poetry entitled Quilting continues the wonderful tradition by skillfully bringing together poems that entertain, inform, and encourage. Two of Clifton's poems, "eve's version"

  • The Use of History in the Works of Hughes, Clifton and McElroy

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    (An analysis of how the authors Hughes, Clifton and McElroy and how they use history in their works.) Each person wakes up and they have this experience where they remember the past. They remember the day before or something that happened to them. In their mind it is their history and it shows up in their day to day actions. Our history shapes us in different ways. If we grew up with an abusive parent, then our action might reflect on our experiences. Lives are a mixture of moments that have shaped

  • Hughes, Lucille Clifton, And I, Too, By Langston Hughes

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    Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance started in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem. Many new artists, musicians, and writers emerged in this renaissance. Writers such as Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Colleen McElroy were especially important in this time. Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Colleen McElroy wrote many titles in which they express their cultural identities. One of Langston Hughes most famous works that expresses his cultural identity would be The Negro Speaks of Rivers

  • My Personal Analysis Of The Clifton Strength Finders Test

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    After completing the Clifton strength finders test, I learned my dominant strengths and it gave me a sense on what areas I am strong in. It allows you to work in the areas that you are good in and not in the ones you might not be as strong in. My top five strengths were learner, connectedness, belief, positivity, and includer. A lot of these I figured I would have because I am an athlete and I love to be positive. That is good because I practice these strengths every day which in turn will make me

  • An Analysis of the Idea of Cultural Heritage as It Is Presented by Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Colleen McElroy

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    actually become influential members of the literature community. There were hundreds of authors that made themselves known as authors of the Harlem Renaissance, but there were a few that stood out incredibly among the crowd. Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Colleen McElroy were some of the most prominent authors to come out of the Harlem Renaissance simply because of their extreme views on the idea of cultural heritage and the role that it plays in the development of the future. Langston Hughes’

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