Personal Narrative Essay

  • Personal Narrative Essay On Earthquake

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    the fire burned for three days. Then, the fire department was finally able to put the fire out by building a fire path, that is now known as Van Ness Street.The earthquake and fire left around 300,000 people homeless (SF Tourism Tips). The two personal narrative writings “Comprehending the Calamity” by Emma Burke and “Horrific Wreck of the City” by Fred Hewitt both show what happened during the earthquake and how the authors felt, but they differ because the authors have different reactions during the

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Wisdom And Personal Experiences

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    good judgement. Although the common assumption is that wisdom is simply the ability to retain and remember specific facts, but in reality wisdom is the knowledge gained from making mistakes and learning from them in personal experiences. I too have gained wisdom through multiple personal experiences such as my mothers best friend being diagnosed with breast cancer, being cut from the varsity basketball team in eleventh grade, and learning from my mistakes in my previous relationship with my ex girlfriend

  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Personal Experience

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    Honestly, the biggest failure that I had to deal with in my life was being benched last year for high school soccer. I tried out for soccer my freshman year and didn 't make it, so I tried out again my sophomore year and have been on the team ever since. During my sophomore year, I played on the junior varsity team. My junior year I started out on the junior varsity team again and then got moved up to the varsity team. I always worked my hardest at practice and put in work outside of what was required

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Storm On A Boat

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    Storm on a Boat Over the summer I would go on my mom’s friends boat every Sunday. Our families are very close, and I usually see them at least once a week if not more. I babysat their son named Matthew quite frequently over the summer. I think of his as my little brother because I see him so often and we do so much together. My brother Dylan and I both call my mom’s friend aunt Ashley and her husband uncle Ryan. We all do so much together and it’s something new every time. I always look forward

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Being Alone

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    You know they say being alone is peaceful for some people, they say you learn a lot about yourself when your alone, you...find yourself but for me...for me that 's not true. I 've been alone since the age of 3, my mother and father died in a car accident and I was the only survivor, sad I know, ever since that say I 've had trouble sleeping, I have nightmares of people dying around me, it scares the living shit out of me. I moved in with my Aunt she took really good care of me but.... At the age

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Walking Into School

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    Walking into school today was supposed to be normal. Like every other day, instead I was mobbed by almost the entire school. OVer in the corner was the nerd, although I am sure that she is anything but a nerd, kinda. “Omg, he is so cute!” “Girl he is mine!” Coming back into reality I finally heard people talking. “Woah, guys what is going on!?!” “You did not hear?” The nerd talked….she never talks. Ever! “What do you mean?” “The last ‘king’ stepped down with his girlfriend. Talked about wanting to

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Personal Experience In My Life

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    It was late, 8 pm to be more precise. I was standing on a sidewalk alone waiting for my mom like all the days. The horn of the cars never stopped. All the avenue looked like an ocean of lights. The cars passed like fishes of many colors. The electric train, which ran every five minutes, did not do much noise like cars. While I was watching the curious form of the traffic, my mobile phone rang. It was my mom so I answered. My face changed immediately. My mom told me that she had a problem with the

  • Personal Narrative Essay: A Personal Experience In My Life

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    It was the summer ,and my Parents and sister when out shopping.This happen only a couple weeks ago.I 'm still scared to sleep alown even if im 16. They left me behind because i had been sleeping.I woke to thumping on my bed room door I yelled to see if was a parents but i got no answer.I open the door and no one was there so it was probly the wind from my window.I went down stars and floped on the couch.I sat and wached the tv for about ten mines till it tured to static.I thout it was just the

  • Personal Narrative Essay: A Walk On The Beach

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    Early next morning which was a Saturday, I was seated in a bus to Accra and I had occupied myself with my ear piece, listening to songs on my phone and watching video clips with much excitement in my heart yet some anxiety. He knew I was coming to see him and we had decided a walk on the beach. I knew it was going to be fun. As soon as I got to his school’s gate, I alighted and there he was! Right at the gate! Waiting like every man! I know men are born to wait so waiting isn’t a problem for them

  • Personal Narrative Essay: The American Dream

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    Crack, the ball ripped far into left field, I shot up from my hard plastic blue seats, Chase Utley did it again. He rounded the bases one by one and slid smoothly into second. “That’s a double for Chase Utley,” the announcer Dan Baker said, over the intercom. I sat back down to a light tap on my shoulders, I turned around. “This is my granddaughter Anya.” my grandfather told another middle-aged man. I looked up and smiled. “How do you do?” the man asked. “I’m good, how about you?” I replied. “I’m

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Crappie Fishing

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    SHALLOW CRANKIN’ FALL CRAPPIE Crappie fishing; to most, bring visions of cool spring mornings with fog lingering over the surface of the lake and burning off shortly after rigging a bobber and a minnow to cast to a brush pile and wait for the Crappie to find your bait. Classic Crappie fishing to be sure and very effective to say the least, as many of you, like myself, grew up fishing this way almost exclusively. In recent years I have come to enjoy a new way, for me at least of chasing crappies

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Crashing A Car

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    Waking up on a Sunday morning was routine, each Sunday I’d get up at Seven-thirty in the morning and get dressed. Running around last minute trying to get makeup on I realized my sister wasn 't even out of bed yet. So heading over to her room, I found her with the bed covers over her face. I remember pestering my sister to get up and finally she flipped over the covers. Achieving the goal of waking her up, I turned around to leave the room when she said, “I crashed the car.” My first thought was

  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Personal Effects Of Bullying In My School

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    He would sometimes wait for me to get done with school to pick on me. He used to call me mean names when we walked passed each other as he shoved me like it was on accident, even though I knew he did it on purpose and that he intended to hurt my feeling. One day he would say he was my friend if I gave him an answer or two but the next he would act like nothing even happened the day before. He treated me like I was trash left to be feeling like I was the only person in this world that had a “Friend”

  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Love For Dentistry

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    what it’s like to grow up with less than perfect teeth. Duringpuberty when my adult teeth were setting in, some became misaligned and this led me todevelop anxiety which manifested itself as social awkwardness due to self-consciousness.This personal experience made me want to help others because no one should beostracized for a physical condition over which they have minimal control. Being a dentistwould allow me to improve the lives of those suffering from similar problems

  • Personal Narrative Essay: A Summer Holiday With Love

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    A Summer Holiday With Love In earlier articles, we mentioned some summer holiday activities that mothers can choose for their children; such as staying at home and joining summer camps or education centers. (You can find some useful articles related to this topic here.) Today, we will discuss certain tips that mothers need in order to be in control … Moreover; we will talk about how to invest the summer holiday in a way that leaves behind, for our children, fond memories of a pleasant holiday with

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Moving To A New School

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    Have you ever felt uncomfortable, nervous, and confused ? These are all the things I felt moving to a new school. I had no idea if I would gain friends or if anyone would like me. Maybe if I had a tour around the new school before my first day I would have not been so disorientated. Going from a one story school to a two story school was hard, having to look down every five seconds to make sure I was on the right hall, or if I was suppose to be upstairs or downstairs. Bumping into people while looking

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Living An Unfulfilling Life

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    “It’s your choice: you can continue living an unfulfilling life or live a life that is truly fulfilling,” she said, wrapping her arm around me, nudging me back over the edge. Leaning over the edge was one of the most terrifying moments in my life. Yet, the sight below was enticing me, calling me, begging me to jump. It was just an ordinary day at school with the weekend just a couple hours away. I was walking down the hall, heading toward my next class. The green lockers blurred around me

  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Quest For An Adventure

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    My Quest for an Adventure In my preteen years of life, I joined the tourism club that was offered at my middle school. We were taught survival skills outdoors like climbing a rock with bare hands, hiking and securing rope anchor when descending a cliff, visiting a cave, and building a bonfire in nature. In addition, we visited the Carpathian Mountains. My first short experience in tourism club was the competition in climbing the rocks. The competition was separated between girls and boys. I was

  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Day The Clock Stopped

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    The Day the Clock Stopped Mother had it She would talk to us on the phone Sometimes she would repeat herself and the excuse was she was getting older There were many of us so maybe she forgot who she told the story to I remember seeing the movie The Notebook and my heart broke when seeing the character not remember her husband He went to see her and read her the journal she had kept and read to her their love story I don’t know how long my Mother’s memory was decreasing I just know that when she

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Golf: The Game Of Golf

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    close look at ourselves, our performance and receive and accept feedback to better oneself in the game of life .. The game also builds us for social skills, a strong foundation for lifelong friendships. It imparts in us the ability to accept personal responsibility. Sometimes the outcome of playing the game may not be the way we want ,however regardless of the outcome there is no blaming our teammates for the games results. blaming our teammates for the games results. We learn to manage

  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Car In The Jungle

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    My car is in the jungle. I feel a little guilty about that. Not because of the impact on the environment -- after living in two third-world countries for one year and three months, I know that one more dead car in the jungle barely scratches the surface of global disaster. My car could have avoided its fate if I had paid attention to myself. But as is often the case, I listened to the logic of someone else and left it in Mexico with a luke-warm feeling that I would return to it in the fall. My Mazda3

  • A Personal Narrative Essay About Falling In Love

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    I HAVE KNOWN There’s always that one guy who gets a hold on you. I’m talking epic. That “can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t do your homework, can’t stop giggling, can’t remember anything but his smile” kind of hold. Until suddenly you wake up one morning and realize the truth: that some boy, a boy you have known your whole life, a boy you never even dreamed is suddenly all you think about. The problem is, for me, there is absolutely nothing fun about falling in love. Mostly it just makes you feel sick

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Droplets Of Sea Water

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    Droplets of sea water splashed my ash grey fur, making it stand up like the spikes on the back of a vigilant porcupine. Staring around, I lifted my snout up into the rampaging wind to capture the faint smell of salt that lingered in the atmosphere. Within that was also the distinct smell of pollution originating from the vehicle’s exhaust.“Boulder ahead!”. A shout from a distance traveled to me from somewhere above, which was soon after followed by a sharp turn to the right together with another

  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Trip To California

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    Imagine laying on a private beach right now in California. You are sitting in a comfortable lawn chair with a front-row seat to the Pacific Ocean. You have waiters bringing you any kind of drink or food you want, and the sun is making you golden tan. Now, imagine the thrill you get while being on a roller coaster. The sun is beating down on you while you are standing in line, but the wait for the exhilarating roller coaster is worth it. I was able to experience all this and more on my trip to Los

  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Happiest Place On Earth

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    As we loaded the bus and settled down we began our twenty four hour bus ride to what is known as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” The person I sat by on the bus down to Florida was my best friend, Ailie. Her and I go way back, I believe we met in kindergarten. She had been to Disney World multiple times with her family, and as for I, I have never gone there. The farthest I have ever traveled before this trip was to Appleton, Wisconsin. I was beyond excited to finally go somewhere for spring break

  • Personal Narrative Essay: A Trip To Las Vegas

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    Tonight I finished packing for my trip because in the morning we would be leaving our house in Yorba Linda to go to Las Vegas. Every year, for summer break, we go on a big vacation. This year my parents decided that we would spend our month long trip in Las Vegas. This trip doesn 't compare to our trip to Orlando; but, I am glad that I am going to leave the house and visit someplace else. * * * * * I almost spent all night reading travel pamphlets and watching videos about visiting Las Vegas. Every

  • Personal Narrative Essay: A Secret Swimming Story

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    Not long ago, I read a news on the internet. One summertime, two children played nearby a river, while divers were recovering a sunken automobile. Suddenly, the first child pushed the other one, who could not swim, into the river as a prank. Fortunately, one of the divers saved the drowned. Yet, even after the divers left, the children were still goofing by the river. Again, the first child shoved the second one into the river. Realizing that his friend was desperately struggling and nearly dying

  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Favorite Girl

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    It has been a interesting couple of week for me. From them bum ass detectives to Tayana lying ass, my life has been a whirlwind. Speaking of Tayana haven 't see her in about week or so. Oh well. I was currently on my way to the corner store when I spotted my girl Jailah. She was walking with someone that I couldn 't necessarily make out. They both went in the store I was heading into. I parked on the side of building make sure my doors was locked prior to past events. Someone was always stealing

  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Personal Experience In High School

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    I used to be a shy kid. The kind of hiding-behind-your-mother’s-legs kind of shy. In elementary school I did not approach anyone to come and play with me. In middle school I was used as a messenger between fighting girls. I didn’t want that job, it was a job that was given to me, forced upon me. In my freshman year of high school I was the most awkward kid in every single photo I appeared in, my pose was inelegant and my expression was often fatigued. I did not live with courage. However, that’s

  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Eightieth Birthday

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    My eightieth birthday, a remarkable day for me, March 28, 2082. I woke up this morning with incredibly restless fingers and they drove me to where I am now. My brain, to celebrate this accomplishment helped me remember the days that felt like yesterday and the one I’d like to tell you about was no exception. The first time I felt real fright, and that will help me understand all the others that were yet to come. Listening at the beginning of class, that cloudy afternoon in Mr. Simpson’s class, I

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Becoming A Single Mother

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    Becoming a Single Mother Becoming a single mother was one of the hardest things to do in my life. I was only nineteen years old and new to the world. I had just gotten out of a five year relationship when I met this guy on social media, a few weeks later we finally met in person. Fast-forward about four months later, I was still working as a manager at one of our local fast food restaurants and just wasn’t feeling the greatest. One of the employees suggested that I could be pregnant, I didn’t think

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Staying In My Hometown

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    Staying In My Hometown After the Friday night football game we went out to eat pizza with a family friend, my father seemed like he was in a good mood laughing and making jokes as usual. Once we got home around 10:00 his mood instantly changed. I was wondering what was wrong or what I did wrong. He looked at my mother and told me they needed to talk to me. My initial thought was oh geez whatever I did just yell at me and get it over with. But when he started talking to me he seemed different he wasn’t

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Being A Military Brat

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    From the moment I was born I was considered a military brat, I was born in Hawaii at tripler hospital because my mom was in the army and stationed there, my biological father was in the marines. When my mom remarried when I was 7, she married a man who was in the Navy. Everyone thinks being a Military brat just means you know more than other people because you 've been more places and seen more things and you get a lot of stuff you want. This is not true at all. Coming from a military background

  • Personal Narrative Essay On My High School Experience

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    Personal Narrative Essay Believe it or not, sometimes a gracious action can bring a huge influence on a person. When I read the introduction that instructor Heller wrote, there is a sentence she wrote: “Sometimes the most influential moments in our lives are smaller moments, events that we may not recognize as influential until years after the experience.” For some reason, I related to it strongly. My story is about my high school experience. Also, I will share some significant moments in my life

  • Personal Narrative Essay: My First Year In School

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    The one think that sticks out to me though all of my years of education is my first year in school. Pre-K I remember this like yesterday I went to Hawthorne Elementary right on Josephine Street the building was an old tanned building I remember walking in the double door which I believe were this ugly brown color I know it did not go with the building my mom had was holding my hand in one hand and my other I had white with blue line baby blanket I did not leave anywhere with that blanket

  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Dream Vacation Place

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    situation whereby the characters are having a monologue about a bundle of flowers. These poems were effective with the use of literary devices. While the poems have their similarities, they also have their differences that would be seen throughout this essay. Admirations of the characteristics of a flower are the focal point of consideration among both poems. Although, both persona admires the similar flower what they appreciate about it contrast. In ‘A Contemplation upon Flowers’ the persona

  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Dreamst In Phuket, Thailand

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    One moment she was there, the next I found myself alone, trapped by hundreds of strangers minding their own business, clearly not as shocked as I was. I stood there dazed, with my mind fuzzy. My sister was nowhere to be seen, she had disappeared off into the large group of shoppers, I assumed. We started the day off with breakfast on the beach. We watched the sun as it rose, creating reds, pinks and purples in the sky. I will never forget that morning; it was the perfect start to our holiday in Phuket

  • Personal Narrative Essay: It Was The Most Beautiful Day

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    It was the most beautiful day ever. Not a single cloud was in the sky. It was a Saturday in June, I am sitting outside on the patio furniture across from my husband. His mind seems to be somewhere else. He never wants to do anything but sleep, eat all day, or watch television. He is so boring I cannot believe I married this. He becomes alert as I drop the bag of Scrabble letters onto the glass table. I carefully draw my letters and begin trying to construct a word. I come up with “start” for 21 points

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Just Love, Just Friends '

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    With Valentines’ Day just around the corner, countless people have emailed me, seeking advice on how to Feb 14th with their loved one. As I mentioned in my previous blog, there really are so many things one can do to enjoy the holiday and honestly, you don’t have to spend enormous amounts of cash to show your significant other just how much you love and appreciate them. Although, if you have the means, and want to spoil them with expensive treats, than by all means, go for it. A nice piece

  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Experience In The Public Library

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    When I was a child in Africa, I spent my days in the public library. My teenage uncle would give me some snacks and drop me off at the library in the morning and pick me up in the evening. This was his way of babysitting. The library always had something interesting going on and I naturally made friends with books. Ever since then, I have always found solace, answers, and comfort in libraries. I moved to Fort Worth,TX when I was 9. My parents believed that public school would be a bad influence on

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Moving Away From A Home

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    Have you ever moved houses? What about cities? Or states? Moving for many people is normal and doesn 't affect them whether they move to a different neighborhood or to a city far away. Some enjoy experiencing new places and new people, basically starting a new life. Those people probably want to branch out and expand farther from their roots. Some people on the other hand would like to just stay where they grew up with friends and family. Me, I was one of those people. I never imagined my life away

  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Best Friend And Unexpected

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    Unexpected Brad. There he was. I hadn’t seen him in over seven years. He was standing six-foot two,towering over everybody. He’s only been here one day, and already all the jocks were befriending him.(they had heard about his big game, throwing 220 yards that game.) And then there was me, the nobody. Well, I am a somebody, I’m the pretty, nerdy, shy girl with the glasses,well, to most people. It was the second day and I was standing in the hallway with Taylor, my best friend. “ Who’s the

  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Best Friend In My Life

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    Well I met this guy of mine in school. We had been friends for quite a long time. But I despised him don’t know why but I did. And then when we had to leave school for college, suddenly all feelings came gushing in. Our common friends told me, he liked me but I never believed then because his actions never spoke that. And then I developed a soft corner for him. We were in different college, but he used to often visit my college as all his friends were there. I used to get all tensed as to how I am

  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Most Beautiful Girl In My Life

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    I met Natalie in college. I was a nerdy guy, yet she saw in me something that no other girl in my life had. She was an extremely kind person, who always had the sweetest of intentions. As I spent more time with her, I realized how many things we had in common. To me she was the most beautiful girl in the world. I could stare into her green eyes for the rest of my life, and that’s what I chose to do when I proposed and we finally got married. Fast forward to married life, I am working now, while

  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Father Never Was My Favorite

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    Father Never Was My Favorite My uncle was a monk, but he was turned into dust just the last month. While relatives and I were gathered in the temple bot, some well-meaning relatives persuade me, probably for the sixty-sixth time, to convince fathers to quit drinking; and I smiled back like sixty-five times before and said that I will try again. Although I cannot figure out the relevance between my uncle’s death and my father’s alcoholic habits, I learned from times not to defend him because

  • Argumentative Essay On My Family

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    Write Essay On My Family Essays have always been a challenging task in the life of a student, still it is most commonly used in schools and universities. A student during his lifetime has to write different kinds of essay namely, • Descriptive essay • Narrative essay • Argumentative essay Additionally, there are other types of essay, which includes essay for admission or an essay to receive a scholarship, which are different from the narrative, descriptive or argumentative essay. Descriptive essay

  • Nature Of Loneliness

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    1). What does each essay have to say about the nature of loneliness? In Michele Filgate’s essay, she shares with the readers her childhood memories of growing up with an abusive stepfather and how her mother always kept silent about it. Each time that Michele attempted to talk to her mother about the abuse, her mother brushed the situation under the rug and moved on. I can understand how this can come off as feeling alone. The only mention of loneliness that Michele explains, is when she describes

  • Flashback In Narrative Writing

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    Narrative Writing and Heartfelt Flashbacks While reading “A Silent Night That Brought Healing” by Steve Banko, “Admittance To a Better Life” by Michael Oatman, and “The Sanctuary of School” by Lynda Barry, flashbacks can be found in each narrative essay. In a narrative essay, flashbacks serve as interruptions of events from the past and add context or background information to present events that writers provide. Flashbacks in narrative writing help readers to visualize and empathize what the author

  • The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass Analysis

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    In this essay, I will be examining the women as well as Douglass himself in the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. The women and Douglass in the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass have a major lack of control over their material circumstances. This is due to the fact that they are slaves and have nothing of their own to begin with. They have no physical possessions, no access to education and no say in their day to day lives. Douglass specifically falls into a feministic category

  • Language In Kanthapura

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    The America scholar Janet Gemmill’s essay (1974) on the use of language in Kanthapura complements Rao for transcreation of spoken Kannada in the novel. In fact, Gemmill has completed her doctoral thesis on narrative technique of Raja Rao. The essay is considered as an outcome of her thesis and it remains an insightful essay. In 1975, Stephen Hemenway’s critique of the first two novels of Raja Rao appeared. He negatively calls Kanthapura a propagandistic and freedom-now type novel. Riemenschneider