The Starting Line Essays

  • Personal Narrative-The Day Before The Race At Tustin High School

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    through our stretches. A few senior runners came into the circle for speeches, including an attempt at a motivational speech, and a campaign “vote for me” speech for Homecoming Queen. As soon as we finished our stretches, we walked over to the starting line, where we did additional stretches such as high-knees, butt kicks, and strides. Completing the additional stretches, we were ready to

  • North America Monologue

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    will be rewarded to any survivors. I see this as a chance to make some money for my sister, if I didn 't she wouldn 't be able to get her pills and selling myself would be all for naught. Seven other men and I stand up and shuffle our way to the starting lines,

  • Personal Narrative: My Life As A College Athlete

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    to be better. I kept running. I felt invigorated as I powered up the hill, refusing to give up. There was still about a half mile left in the race, but I knew that I had the ability to finish strong. When I took the last steps approaching the finish line, I was filled with an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. Within just one race, I had gone from being at best being fifthteenth on my team to being

  • Narrative Essay On Rosedale Park

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    half of a week due to my metatarsal injury. As I ripped the earphones off from my ears and shoved the cross-country spikes and stale mini-pretzels in the crumpled, pale-white paper bag, I tried to settle my blenching nerves. Recalling the dozens of starting gunshots and striders along the grasslands and tracks did not help in the slightest. I was consumed by self-deprecating thoughts: thoughts about letting down and having the whole effort be in vain, thoughts about shriveling into a crouching quitter

  • Barbarian Days Analysis

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    wave was as uncool as scoring points in a contest. In a sort of "right stuff" tone, Barbarian Days captures the authentic experience, without romance or glamour and portrays surfing as a cold, solitary test of courage. Though the author tells all, starting with his teenage addiction to waves, a mystery hangs over the book. Why freeze in stormy waters for eight hours, or summit peaks or struggle with a terminal disease against insurmountable odds? Is it human or superhuman to push the limits of tolerance

  • Summary Of Raymond's Run Essay

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    In the short story, Raymond’s Run, Squeaky’s view of her own determination and drive help her to learn and appreciate those values in others. Before Squeaky’s epiphany, she was self-confident and boasted that she was the fastest thing on two feet. Squeaky also took her running seriously in that she is not afraid to practice high stepping onto the street where everyone can see her. In her eyes, girls should not diminish their abilities, but work ambitiously to develop their talents. After winning

  • Argumentative Essay: How To Kick A Soccer Ball

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    How to kick a soccer ball is very difficult if you haven’t played soccer or anything near soccer it will be difficult to learn. I’m doing this because there are some people out there that still don’t know how to kick a soccer ball.This has been from a sport that dates back to the 19th century, where England had the idea. It is a sport played all around the world it is a really famous port in England, Mexico, Spain, and Brazil. This isn’t the only thing you need to know to play soccer there is passing

  • Reflective Essay: How Marching Band Changed My Life

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    My life has been full of many opportunities to participate in things that I love and these opportunities have taught me fabulous lessons. Through my persistent hard work in the Clark high school marching band I have been very fortunate to learn important lessons about positivity, service and respect. Being in my high school’s marching band has drastically changed my life for the better. I would not have made it through all the curve-balls that school has thrown at me had it not been for the marching

  • Cheating From The Starting Line Analysis

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    The author, David Callahan, presents case after case discussing the cheating culture here in America. In some shape or form, it is growing increasingly popular seemingly in every culture. Chapter 7, “Cheating from the Starting Line,” sheds light onto several examples of duplicitous situations involving students in academic settings, and job seekers trying to get gainful employment. Cheating at the Horace Mann School and Stuyvesant High School, two of America’s most prestigious prep-schools, was

  • Car Experiment Lab Report

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    and let it collide with the block. After the block stops moving, I will measure the distance from its starting position to its ending position, to give me the output of the data. This will be repeated for every trial, making sure that the cart and the masses are at the same starting position every time, but the masses will change for every

  • Elbow Injuries In Young Baseball Players

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    It is a common belief in Major-League baseball that a pitch limit for a starting pitcher is needed to reduce chances of injury. The idea of a pitch limit was first recommended by James Andrews, perhaps the most credible expert on Tommy John surgery. “James Andrews, the renowned orthopedic surgeon, suggested 100 -- a ballpark figure -- in a 1999 study titled "Elbow Injuries in Young Baseball Players" with James Whiteside. Even 17 years later, this study is still frequently cited” (, 2016)

  • Story Of An Hour And Aunt Jenne Rich Literary Analysis

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    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 every stage of their life, starting from their father at birth and eventually by their husbands after their marriage. Although they are essentially based on the same theme, the portrayal of the theme is different in both. While Chopin’s short story gives a woman hope to be free from

  • 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

  • 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

  • Papa's Waltz Literary Devices

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    A example of this is in stanza three line one and two “The hand that held my wrist was battered on one knuckle” this quote helps us as the reader visualize how violent things got. Another literary device used is a metaphor there is only one example of this and it is found in stanza one line three “But I hung on like death” he is comparing how he holds on to death because even thought his father beat him he will

  • 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