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    the forever stories together. Stop! I 'm lost. This girl with the blue hair is not me--she is whom I wish to be. Annaleah is who she is and she shows the true me when I dont have the ability. I am the girl with my face plastered

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    When it comes to telling stories there are many tactics, one of the most common yet effective tactics is using an emotional event or personal story. A personal story has to have many elements in order to be effective and gripping. A personal story should have imagery as though you are there, every little detail of the event, names, dates, setting, weather, anything to help the reader visualize the setting and event. To have an effective story it has to be neat and in order, in a timeline. Having

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    Reflection Have you ever wanted to read someone else’s story? My personal story is a long journey and I am going to take you through it. It has been a wild ride at times but I have learned a lot from all of my experiences and I plan to share it with you! It all started on February 26 1999, in Woodstock Illinois. I am the youngest of three girls. My Mom’s name is Megan and she is Special Education teacher for grades fourth through eighth. My Dad’s name is John and he is a Chief Credit

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    Prom: A Personal Story

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    Personal Story In a majority of novels, movies, or any form of story-telling the protagonist goes through great life changing trials and stands at the end of his journey victorious; however, the world we live in works much differently than that. Our lives are filled with monotonous, repetitive, stressful situations that wear us down and eventually we come to the conclusion that this is the norm. We learn from a very young age to just take whatever comes our way, like having a pet run away, experiencing

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    Personal Narrative- The Story Behind a Scar A spark of flint, then a burst of flame and the Bic lighter was alive, glowing like a serpent’s eye. It had finally come to this. Things were going so well too: I had money, dreams, a whole future figured out. Now I was a drunken liar, facing criminal charges and jail time; sadly I was only nineteen. Hungover with a broken knuckle and no memory of how it happened, to top it all off my butterfly knife, a deadly weapon made for surgically precise combat

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    Have you ever heard of the Bad Man? Some say he's brutal and hideous, some even say they wish they never came in contact with the Bad Man. Here's Jackie's Story. My family and me were going to live in this cabin in the woods far away from town, my dad work's out of town in Maryland. My dad works on the week days and is home on the weekends. Before I left my friend, Johnny was telling me that there was this man that used to live in the house my parents bought, but I just ignored it. I am going

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    Adversity can be found on all faces of earth and in each society inhabiting it. Each individual, or society, faces their respectively great and small misfortunes with different attitudes, preconceptions, and tactics. Though each person faces them on a day-to-day basis, one person’s daily life may be filled with more adversity than the next person’s but because of this they may find each setback much easier to face than the last. The hardships I have faced in my life thus far have at times seemed

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    Personal Narrative- Random Story About my Life One of them was that I was on my journey with someone. I was on the journey with my boyfriend Dusty whom I have been with for four years. I am more like myself when I am with someone, especially Dusty, than when I am by myself. I do think that spending time with just yourself is a waste of time. You should just be out talking to people because who knows when that dreaded day of death will come. I think that you should just seize the moment and spend

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    Personal Narrative- A Non-traditional Love Story I first met Tyler at "Above and Beyond", a support group for brain parasites. I don't have brain parasites, and neither does he, but that's where we met. I had seen him before at other support groups, and he never used his real name. He would always glare at me, as if I was intruding on him or something. I've dated a lot of weird guys before, guys that liked to cross-dress, guys that couldn't get enough body piercings, but Tyler takes the cake

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    and societies. Kate Chopin’s stories are examples of personal and family situations that affected her drastically, and those hard situations are the inspiration of her works and the reasons of being against chauvinist which marked and distinguished that century. She grew up in a particular family ruled by women in the nineteenth century, and it was the base of her strong feminist thoughts and her disagreement towards societal rules which was illustrated in “The Story of an Hour” To begging with,

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    "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."At one point in his short story, "Big Two-Hearted River: Part II", Hemingway's character Nick speaks in the first person. Why he adopts, for one line only, the first person voice is an interesting question, without an easy answer. Sherwood Anderson does the same thing in the introduction to his work, Winesburg, Ohio. The first piece, called "The Book of the Grotesque", is told from the first person point of view. But after

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    other countries or who grew up under privileged. Amy Tan and Jimmy Santiago Baca each tell a personal story of how they overcame their own language obstacles. Tan struggled with her mother’s “broken” English. Baca had to endure most of his young life facing prison and illiteracy. As they went through their experiences with speech, they defied stereotypes and became successful. Even though each story is told from a different situational point of view, they have a similar message. Amy Tan’s

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    Common Threads in The Yellow Wallpaper and The Story of an Hour In her article "Why I Wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper,'" as it appeared in The Forerunner (1913), Charlotte Perkins Gilman candidly reveals her personal story of mental illness and her subsequent journey to wellness after she rejected the "expert" advice of her physician. She retells the story, with some embellishments, in her short story "The Yellow Wallpaper." Her own nervous breakdown and prescribed "rest cure," popular at the time

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    the stories that are assigned in English courses? Other than to satisfy the professor, what is the purpose of reading these difficult writings of people we don't know or care about? Many of these students find themselves asking, "What is this writer talking about?" Confused, some quickly give up trying to understand the story and make reading something just to get through, diminishing both their understanding and their grade. Knowing what these writers are trying to explain makes their stories much

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    individually,” Wallace states (1998, p.145). In fact, Wallace believes she would have been ready to vote when she was 8 or 9, maybe even sooner. Problems with the proposal Wallace’s voting proposal will not work for several reasons. My own personal story is a prime example why this freedom should not be taken lightly. Even at age 18 I did not realize what voting entailed and the importance in responsibility carried with the freedom to vote. Watching the news, reading the newspapers, and keeping

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    A Journey into Darkness in Heart of Darkness

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    A Journey into Darkness in Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad, in his story, "Heart of Darkness," tells the tale of two mens' realization of the dark and evil side of themselves. Marlow, the "second" narrator of the framed narrative, embarked upon a spiritual adventure on which he witnessed firsthand the wicked potential in everyone.  On his journey into the dark, forbidden Congo, Marlow encountered Kurtz, a "remarkable man" and "universal genius," who had made himself a god

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    high-school drop-out. Teachers can help motivate students by making school fun along with the teaching of the regular lessons. Teachers could also invite various people that graduated from high-school and some that were drop-outs to tell their own personal story. This may help students see the reality of being a high-school graduate or that being a high school drop-out can seriously affect that persons' life. Another thing that should be taken into consideration is that when a parent or teacher is talking

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    A personal narrative is a story of something that happened to you in your life. A personal narrative allows you to share a something like a story that happened to you in your life ,or to teach people about yourself. The strories “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” “Abuela Invents the Zero,”and Tuesdays With Morrie have in common is the conflict is between a young person and a older person.Man vs self is the main conflict in most stories. Man vs. Self is used most personal narratives because most of

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    Personal Story The awakening light of dawn flickered like a candle through the bars of my cell. I sighed, a mixture of tiredness, cold and fear. Last night had been long and I had not slept. That was not unusual these days. Through the night, like the many before, I had been stumbling through my thoughts and feelings. Back and fore, like a rocking chair, trying desperately to make sense of my situation. A sudden sound, thunderous to my ears, jolted me out of my thoughts. It was the Guard

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    Hemingway's Personal Life and its Influence on his Short Story "Hills Like White Elephants" "Hills like White Elephants" is not the normal story where you have a beginning, middle and end. Hemingway gave just enough information so that readers could draw their own conclusions. The entire story encompasses a conversation between two lovers and leaves the reader with more questions than answers. Ernest Hemingway was a brilliant writer. People that study Hemingway's works try to gain insight and

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