The Next Line Essays

  • Summary Of Bruce Springsteen's Poem, Nebraska

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    lawn” (1). When I first read this line, I immediately assumed the noun, ‘her’, is a woman. If we were reading this from a novel, readers would all assume that ‘her’ is a person. However, since this is a poem, ‘her’ may certainly be an object. I didn’t really question myself about who the real identity of ‘her’ was until I re-read the poem three times. The second line is a continuation from the first line; “just twirlin’ her baton” (2). After reading these two lines, I thought to myself, the speaker

  • Nothing Can Stay Gold Theme In The Outsiders

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    Novel the “Outsiders”.     Losing innocence is what makes you grow up. In the poem written by Robert Frost, the first line states “Nature’s first green is gold”. One thing every human obtains when they are born is innocence. Nature’s first green refers to the spring season when beautiful plants start to grow, which can be linked to when children are born. Reading onto the next line “Her hardest hue to hold” alludes to innocence is hard to hold throughout hardships and mistakes throughout the arduous

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay's The Courage That My Mother Had

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    Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “The courage that my mother had” is a story about a child dealing with a mother’s death which can be seen when deciphering each line. The first stanza explains that the mother has passed away, and the second stanza tell the reader that the mother did not leave the correct gift to the speaker. The third and final stanza is when the speaker expresses their anger and explains why the speaker is so upset with the mother. When “The courage that my mother had” is first read, it

  • Five Key Elements Of Leadership Essay

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    Q1. Describe the five key elements of leadership The five keys of elements of leadership are leader-follower, influencing, organizational objective, changes and people. Each of elements works differently, the first key world leader-follower is leaders influence a behavior to the followers as well as follower also influence leaders. Second, Influencing is change role from somebody. For example in leaders and followers relationship, when leader give any inspiration toward followers and then followers

  • Eating Boy Book Analysis

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    had color this time when in the last book they just had white face so they look more human and alive. The story line was real basic just talking about the opposite of each of happy and sad, up and down, high and low. This would be a great book to use if you wanted to teach children about the opposites of each other and the different between things. There was really no depth in the story line. This book is much simpler than any of this other books it had hand drawing, simple primary color, along with

  • Robert Hayden's 'Those Winter Sundays'

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    his father did for him, not out of necessity but out of love. At the time, Hayden took these things for granted and never fully appreciated the things that his father had done for him until years later when it was too late. This poem is a fourteen-line three-stanza sonnet poem with no particular rhyme scheme or meter. In the first stanza, Hayden reflects on a particular Sunday where

  • Simile And Metaphor In Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream

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    Abstract: I Have a Dream is public speech made by Martin Luther King in Lincoln Memorial, 1963. It mainly talked about the equality problem of African American. Since Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans were waiting for the day when they were really free. However, even a hundred years later, the black people were still discriminated and their life still the same. I Have a Dream was written in such condition to fight for their own rights. In fact, this article is still

  • Story Of An Hour And Aunt Jenne Rich Literary Analysis

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    Lipika Chandrashekar Professor K. Jamie Woodlief LIT 165 February 23, 2018 Kate Chopin and Adrienne Rich: Freedom Versus Oppression and Gender Struggle “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin and “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” by Adrienne Rich are works based on the main idea of the plight of women in a male-dominated world in their respective time periods and their struggle to get their freedom. They were written during a time when women were controlled by some male authority figure through

  • Barbie Doll And Richard Cory Analysis

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    starts off telling the audience about the man and how his life usually is like. As the poem begins, Richard Cory seems well respected in the town as the Robinson wrote, “Whenever Richard Cory went down town, /We people on the pavement looked at him” (lines 1-2). Another example of the people admiring Cory, can be seen when Robinson wrote “But still he fluttered pulses when he said, / ‘Good-morning’, and he glittered when he walked” (7-8). This can be regarded that the other people in town held Cory in

  • Sexual Fidelity In The Odyssey

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    Classics 101 Kristen Brenda Walker Friday 8.40 g15w1964 Due: 08 April 2016 Tom Dichmont The Odyssey Discuss the subject of sexual fidelity/infidelity as it occurs in Homer’s Odyssey, using examples from the text. (Refer to several relationships in your answer.) Introduction In the Odyssey by Homer the famous Epic poet, sexual fidelity as well as sexual infidelity are recurring themes throughout his work. There are a significant amount of relationships that express this theme

  • Empathy In Wilfred Owen's Disabled

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    The boy is first introduced as someone “sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark”. From the first line alone, the reader gets a sense of despair and despondency, as the phrase “waiting for dark” could be a euphemism of death. Similarly, the phrase “ghastly suit of grey” could be a metaphorical reference to a ghost. The reader then learns that not only

  • Desiree's Baby Symbolism

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    The short story, “Desiree’s Baby”, by Kate Chopin addresses several issues that played a major role in the Antebellum South. Desiree, abandoned as a child, receives new hope when she is found and raised by Madame Valmonde. At a young age, Desiree quickly falls in love with Armand, who would later cause destruction and misery in their marriage. With the birth of their child, Armand and Desiree face racial tensions and conflicts within themselves. Throughout the story, Chopin shows the prominent role

  • The Pity Of War In 'Disabled' By Wilfred Owen

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    comparison builds this sense of empathy for the veteran and displays how war Owen conveys the horror of war by describing the consequences of war. We know this because Owen writes “he sat in a wheelchair waiting for dark”. This is a very sentimental line as it shows what the soldier can do. All the soldier can do is “wait for dark”. “dark” could be a reference to death as death is usually associated with darkness and dark colours. “waiting for dark” could also indicate that the soldier is waiting

  • Analysis Of The Fury Of Overshoes

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    The Fury of Overshoes Anne sexton The poem is written in first person and in a free verse. The poem does not have a specific order, and the reader cannot find a pattern, in which the author organizes the poem. The rows do not rhyme and they are short. The poem seems to be from the point of view of an adult, who reflects on her childhood memories. The theme is the difficulties during the growing up period, and the wish to be one of the ''big people''. The beginning of the poem describes the setting

  • The Soldier Poem Analysis

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    the first line “if I should die, think only this of me” Brook diminishes the sorrow of death, and creates a chivalrous vision upon the death of a soldier. This view point is highlighted through the use of “only”, which eliminates the range for contravening emotions. Then, he continues to describe that after the death of a soldier, behind enemy lines, their legacy, and the cause they are fighting for, will continue to live in the soil below their lifeless bodies. This is expressed in line two, “some

  • Car Experiment Lab Report

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    The points on the graph are not in a perfect straight line, suggesting that there were imprecisions in the procedure, causing discrepancies in the data. The main possible source of impressions may have been the blocks used for this experiment. These blocks are made of wood, and were placed on the ramp, which

  • Sarah The Sunflower Seed Short Story

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    Sarah the Sunflower Seed   1 “Who’s that looking up at me? The farmer’s daughter is who I see.”   2 Far below Sarah Sunflower Seed, a little girl looks up smiling. She had planted the bed of sunflowers months ago with seeds her grandmother had given her. She had watered and weeded them all summer long and was delighted that she now had a row of very tall flowers to be proud of.   3 “What is flying by my face? A purple finch that glides with grace"   4 Sarah Sunflower Seed was one of hundreds

  • A Dream Within A Dream Analysis

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    them from the poetic devices used. The setting in the first stanza is never specified, and aids the reader to think that the narrator’s resolution is that life is a dream by never mentioning anything that relates to a certain place or time. The last line of the first stanza is a statement and a solution to a question that has never been pondered about. There is a second stanza however, and the narrator places themself at a shore, giving physical descriptions of what he sees and implying that life may

  • Personal Narrative Essay On A Basketball Court

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    Most of us have a place where we can go and be free with ourselves and have no implications. On the court it is a place we can forget about life and problems that were having in general. I can feel the tranquility and the freedom when i 'm on the court. Just the countless emotion and the sight of the basketball court evokes emotion for me. There is not another place in the world where i feel excited and liberated as i do on the court. When i step onto the court it 's impossible for me to conjure

  • Critical Analysis Of The Theme Of 'Hope Is The Thing With Feathers'

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    A Bird’s Eye View Emily Dickinson opens up her poem with the famous line, “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words,’’. Paul Laurence Dunbar ends his poem with the line “I know why the caged bird sings!”. These two lines from the poets form the theme of the two poems. The poem “Hope is the thing with feathers” by Emily Dickinson, and “Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar both present a theme that suffering makes you appreciate hope much more