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Frederic Henry Once we knew that literature was about life and criticism was about fiction--and everything was simple. Now we know that fiction is about other fiction, is criticism in fact, or metaphor. And we know that criticism is about the impossibility of anything being about life, really, or even about fiction, or finally about anything. Criticism has taken the very idea of "aboutness" away from us. It has taught us that language is tautological, if it is not nonsense, and to the extent tha
Play: Creative Writing Act 1 Scene 1 It’s 2013, in a city called Trelador. A downtown club is bustling with activity. Police are all over the place and media are asking questions. Two witnesses to the incident describe what happened that night. The witnesses are two young teens about 17. They tell it like they saw it. Police Officer: All right guys, take it from the top. What happen? Teen 1: A guy with the biggest sword came in here and started slashing people all up. He must of had a something
Creative Writing “All right!” Said Tom “I get a bigger room”. Tom was a average height for a 14 year old with brown hair. Tom was very excited about moving into his new big house and he could get a new big room. The Green’s had bought this house for a very cheap price because it was very old and had been abandoned for 20 years. But that’s what Tom’s parents liked to do, redecorate houses. That night Tom was to excited to sleep because of the new home he had moved into, the house looked very scar
Creative Writing Ever since I was little, I have always looked up to my dad. I\'ve admired him for his intelligence, his humor, his devotion, and his friendliness. But the one thing I have never neglected in my whole life is that my own father is a well-known, well-respected doctor. Whenever I walked down a street with him, people would smile at him, shake his hand, or give him a gift. I soon coveted this "fame" that he had, and wanted to become a doctor. I would practice on my dog or my pillows
Creative Writing Voice is heard over the announcer in the command center for NASA: “This Blue Moon…Do you copy me? We have a situation here” The commander responds with a quick reply, “Angle Fire here, explain your current condition.” “Well,……HELP….HELP….FOR THE LOVE OF GOD…..THEY ARE…..” his voice trails off into static. A loud repetitive beep sounds; you can hear a muffled voice. Jodi wakes up and then staggers around the room and bangs her hand around on the table. The voices stop. “Dang ans
Creative Writing “I do not want to go in there,” I said to myself over and over, as I neared the double doors of the Tooele Valley Nursing Home, also know euphemistically, in this small community, as the “rest home.” It is located right next door to the Tooele Valley Medical Center, which must be inspiring those geriatric patients who worry about their continued heath and well-being. However, its other neighbor is the cemetery. The elderly patients, having a summer barbecue on the patio, can loo
Creative Writing Eventhough many people do not like to hear about it, but many kids each year are either thrown or run away to live on the streets. For one reason or another they turn away from there home life, and turn to live on the street. Many look towards prostitution as a means of funding there drug addiction. All they have to look forward to is broken hearts and broken dreams. Most of the kids in the movie have no homes. One girl lives with her parents. Some other kids live at the YMCA Ma
The Price of Speed: Railroads of the American West English 205s 2 Outline Introduction I. How the railroads promoted themselves A. To the Government B. To businesses C. To farmers and communities II. The founders actions A. Founders greed B. Founders profited C. Extravagance D. Mismanagement III. Results to Railroads A. Land Grant Scandals B. Bankruptcies E. Public disdain F. Government intervention Conclusion 3 The Price of Speed: Railroads of the American West A railroad, fellow citizens, is a
Creative Writing Dear Sir or Madam, Over the past four years, I have grown into an exceptional writer. When I began my high school career, I was a decent writer. Throughout my first year of high school I learned about mechanics and sentence structure. This made my technical skills improve greatly. My sophomore year the quality of my writing skills expanded and I learned more about how to use words in a more professional way and many new ways of writing, including personal narratives, short stori
Creative Writing c. 1749 As the ship drew closer to the shore, we were able to, through the cracks of the ship, see the harbor and land! It was the first time seeing land for over 3 months. In the harbor we saw many other ships similar to ours. As we came to a stop in the harbor, men boarded the ship. They separated us and examined us thoroughly. They had us do foolish things like jump up and down and point to the land to show that we understood where we were to end up. The abundance of white ma
Creative Writing Mike Crayton Dr.Kissler College Writing Monday February 21 1998 As you are awakened by the shrill morning yelp of the local farmer’s rooster, you emerge from your hut in a small woodland village. The morning sun glistens slightly off the emerald green grass as the local villagers start about their work for the newly starting day. When you finally venture down the small wooden ladder that protrudes from your front porch, you take notice of the small brook that runs out toward the
Creative Writing Title Imagine a typical day in your life: You wake up, throw back the covers and get out of bed. You don’t put on a robe because the heat is on and it’s warm in your room. After freshening up in the bathroom, you go to your closet to choose an outfit to wear. You grab a quick breakfast. Then your best friend gives you a lift to school. At the end of the day, your mother picks you up to go shopping. Later, after dinner, you do your homework, talk on the phone and watch TV with yo
Creative Writing The evening was chilly, and I could feel goose bumps forming on my arms as my friends and I stood outside the ‘Power Bar’ nightclub. We had already been waiting in line for almost half an hour, and I was beginning to get impatient. This was my nightclub debut, and I was eager to get my first taste of the scenery. Upon entering the club, I noticed two very tall bouncers guarding the stairs that led up to the bar and dance floor. As I innocently proceeded to walk up the staircase,
Jimi Hendrix On November 27, 1942, Jimi Hendrix was born as John Allen Hendrix in Washington at Seattle General Hospital. His childhood was not a privileged one, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. At first he played an old acoustic, and later a cheap Silvertone electric, which were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the defining Hendrix traits (Murray 34- 5) . As a teenager, young Jimi listened to the music which affected h
Creative Writing "Dr. Genaw, Biff Loman is here to see you." "Thank you Rose, send him in" I said. Ah, I sigh to myself, poor Biff Loman; his delusional father is driving him away from his family. If only he wouldn\'t have thrown away his chance to play football at the University of Virginia. Hopefully, we can make progress this session. Of all my patients, Biff seems to be the hardest one to get to open up to me. Biff enters the room wearing his blue jeans, T-shirt and old sneakers. His hair ni
Transcendentalism The two main people in transcendentalism were Emerson and Thoreau. They were the first two people to start advocating the theory of transcendentalism. Transcendentalism is the theory from which information and knowledge of the universal truths comes from intuition. In advocating transcendentalism, they tried to prove two theories: Intuition is key and the universal truths. Intuition is the key. “Intuition is the highest power of the soul, it never reasons, never proves, simply
Jimi Hendrix: Reflections of the Man Through the Development of His Album Thomas Bowen UWC 4, Hampton November 4, 1996 On November 27, 1942, Jimi Hendrix was born as John Allen Hendrix in Washington at Seattle General Hospital. His childhood was not a privileged one, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. At first he played an old acoustic, and later a cheap Silvertone electric, which were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the
Creative Writing CHAPTER 1 On a gloomy morning in France a young boy named Josh got dressed into a light grey tracksuit and was walking to school. On this morning he saw an old dog with lovely golden fur which was walking around. This was something special for the boy as he did not have many friends. The old dog jumped up on Josh and started wagging its tail. "Hello Rover" said Josh as he softly stroked the dog. "See you tomorrow" whispered Josh as he continued on his way. As he crossed the worn
T.V. Violence As difficult as this issue is, I believe it can be addressed. My report shows that some progress has already begun in several areas. Attention needs to be focused on how and why some programming has begun to move in the right direction and why the rest has not. "What this issue needs, more than anything else, is cool heads on all sides of the problem: the network executives, the creative community, the government, researchers and advocacy groups. All sides need to worry less about
Creative Writing As I stand near the drivers door, I begin to notice the true beauty of a Lambourghini. All of the little features that you never really notice suddenly appear out of the blue and astound me. Every little nook and cranny is noticeable, as if I was looking through a magnifying glass. It is truly beautiful. I am about two to three feet away from the door due to the experience of having one of the doors swing upward and knock me out cold. The window is open. The car is a spotless wh
Creative Writing Dear coach Wooden I\'m going to introduce you to a very interesting old man on a voyage. His name is Santiago. He is an old fisherman on a trip, this will be his last trip. Santiago is determined to catch something this time. I Believe Santiago is worthy of being recruited by yourself, he has confidence, skill, and intentness. You should defiantly recruit this man. Santiago has allot of confidence going on this trip. He is so positive he will catch something, he wont think twice
Cole Porter (1891-1964) American composer & lyricist Biography Cole\'s family Cole Porter\'s name derives from the surnames of his parents, Kate Cole and Sam Porter. Kate\'s father, James Omar (known as J. O.), was an influential man both in the community and in Cole\'s early life. J.O. started from humble beginnings as son of a shoemaker, but his business savvy and strong work ethic made him the richest man in Indiana. Despite J.O.\'s obsessive drive for making money, he took time off to marry
At Barstow In his poem "At Barstow," Charles Tomlinson directs the reader towards the reality of the decline after the rise and climax that everyone and everything experiences. The author is creative in using the small western town of Barstow (which could be any western town) as his setting. He also uses a once glorious movie figure to prove his point. The author is successful in illustrating the theme through the use of descriptions of Barstow and Roy Rogers which once had much glory, but now j
Thomas Hardy Few things attract more attention than controversy, and no other author knows that better than Thomas Hardy. During the late 19th, and early 20th centuries, Hardy’s work shocked the public and threw the critics into an uproar. And yet, he managed to change the face of literature for the better. Mr. Hardy’s work was filled with controversial topics, and his influence is evident in many different aspects of literature. As the child of a professional stonemason, Thomas Hardy was taught
Nikki Giovanni Nikki Giovanni emerged as a poet during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. Her poems, written during the revolution, reflect her views on racism and prejudices in society and her dislikes about the government. She calls for the unity of the African American people and the awareness to the coming Black revolution. However, Giovanni’s poems began to change in the late 1960’s after the birth of her son. Her writing became less politically motivated and began to focus more on lo
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury’s science-fiction novel Fahrenheit 451 has literary elements that strengthen its interpretation. The theme of this novel is the significance of a person’s independent thought. The literary movement of this piece of literature is Romanticism. Through the use of Guy Montag, an emotionally distressed individual who realizes the importance of independent thinking, Fahrenheit 451’s theme and literary movement are better understood. The theme of Fahrenheit 451 is the import
Human Resources In today\'s corporate environment, human resources are undeniably our most valuable assets. By valuing and training our employees, we are better able to meet the needs of our clients. More and more, companies are realizing the importance of corporate etiquette in the sales environment. Customers are looking for a manner conscious sales associate with attention to detail, and a desire to be his or her best. The proper use of manners can show a client immediately what you\'re made
Adolf Hitler Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945) Founder and leader of the Nazi Party, Reich Chancellor and guiding spirit of the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945, Head of State and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria, on 20 April 1889. The son of a fifty-two-year-old Austrian customs official, Alois Schickelgruber Hitler, and his third wife, a young peasant girl, Klara Poelzl, both from the backwoods of lower Austria, the young Hitler was a resentful, disc
American Composers Ch.12 Paul Whiteman(1890-1967)= a classically trained violinist and violist who adored jazz but lacked the gift to emulate the uninhibited improvisations of the jazz musicians he admired, formed a dance band in the early twenties that played jazzy arrangements of popular and even classical melodies. Blues = a black vocal folk music, began as vocal (largely instrumental). Classical blues = based on 3 lines of text. Wild wame don’t do the blues. Urban Blues = blues pieces writte
Dante\'s Inferno Dante Alighieri, one of the greatest poets of the Middle Ages, was born in Florence, Italy on June 5, 1265. He was born to a middle-class Florentine family. At an early age he began to write poetry and became fascinated with lyrics. During his adolescence, Dante fell inlove with a beautiful girl named Beatrice Portinari. He saw her only twice but she provided much inspiration for his literary masterpieces. Her death at a young age left him grief-stricken. His first book, La Vita
Creative Writing Hi, my name is Katie Hughes and this is my friend Sarah Seal. We live in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sarah does not live in a normal house, but in a mansion, she is my next door neighbor. The mansion is in a big neighborhood called Oakwood Estates. It is equipped with a swimming pool and two tennis courts in their backyard. We attend St. Matthews\' School - which is down the street. Sarah\'s parents grew up in the French Quarter, before it was so dangerous like it is today. She has
Roald Dahl September 13, 1916, was the day Harald and Sofie Dahl, two Norwegian immigrants living in Wales, had their first son, a boy they named Roald. Even before birth Roald was supposed to be endowed with great sense of beauty, courtesy of his father. Harald Dahl, a thriving ship broker in Cardiff, possessed a great aesthetic sense; wishing to instill this in his children, Harald encouraged his wife to go for long walks along the most beautiful trails in the Welsh countryside, hoping the mag
Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne Two authors best who typify a Romantic style of writing are Edgar Allen Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Both authors identify their characters through the use of creative symbolism, colorful metaphors, and the use of the supernatural in their works. Like many authors of the seventeenth century Poe and Hawthorne stretched Realism beyond the edge of reality thereby developing a style of writing which today is commonly refer to as Romanticism. The use of the sh
Creative Writing Assignment Paul\'s Case "So Michael, how many points did you score in tonight\'s basketball game? My father asked. "Twenty-four!" I answered proudly. "Twenty-four, you should have been pushing at least thirty. I averaged thirty-two per game back when I was in high school." My feelings were shot, and my confidence taking a nosedive. My father has always been rough on me. Pushing me to my limits and setting a standard of expectation. However there are times when I feel he goes a b
Law of Biogenesis As Sir Fred Hoyl once said, "Let\'s be scientifically honest. As scientists we all know that the probability of life evolving to greater and greater complexity and organization, is the same probability as throwing a six on a dice five million consecutive times." But then he went on to add, "But lets be intellectually honest, as scientists we all know that the probability of life evolving to greater and greater complexity and organization by chance. Is the same probability as ha
Creative Writing It was April, and El Nino was pelting the rooftop in full force. The rain came down in buckets, only to let up for a few seconds, then resume with a crash of thunder and a torrential downpour. Detective Jack Barretta hated being called out on a case on days like this. He and his partner, Wally Cruz got the call to go to the scene of a homicide on the East side of town. A body had been found in a batchelor\'s apartment apparently stabbed to death in a home invasion robbery. When
Ayn Rand and Objectivism: An Introduction opinions and beliefs, but he finally accepts that they will not leave his mind and his destiny is sealed. In his recognition of his core belief (individual freedom), he knows that he cannot resist this immutable freedom. Briefly, this sentence is the summary of man\'s existence. Man knows he is selfish and those who allow self-interest permeate their being are often called greedy or evil. However, without selfishness, man is reduced from an advanced mind
Jane Austen Jane Austen had many influences in her life that led to the material written in her books. All of Austen\'s books "focus on young women in their path to marriage." (Southam, pg. 2) Jane Austen wrote on life as she knew and events that could have or did influence her. Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 in Sevington, Hampshire, located in England. Her father was a Reverend for the church, while her mother was born in to an "aristocratic family." (Tucker, pg. 6) Jane was the seve
Ernest Miller Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was born at eight o\'clock in the morning in Oak Park, Illinois July 21, 1899. In the nearly sixty two years of his life that followed he forged a literary reputation unsurpassed in the twentieth century and created a mythological hero in himself that captivated and confounded not only serious literary critics but also the average man...in a word, he was a star. Born in the family home at 439 Oak Park Avenue, a house built by his widowed grandfathe
Myers-Briggs Self-Assessment After taking the Merkler-Interest and Personality Type Self-Assessment, I couldn\'t wait to read the results because the Myers-Briggs Self-Assessment had been so correct. The Merkler found me to have an artistic, social, and investigative (ASI) personality, scoring 75, 74, and 72 respectively. The results proved to be just as accurate as the Myers-Briggs. As an artistic personality type, I have a definite need for self-expression. I am constantly looking for alternat
Dreaming: Function And Meaning Why do we have dreams and what do they mean? These questions have for centuries been the subject of a debate that has recently become the center of a heated controversy. In one camp we have a number of prominent scientists who argue that we dream for physiological reasons alone and that dreams are essentially mental nonsense devoid of psychological meaning: A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." The idea that dreams are nothing more t
Creative Writing Hi, my name is Tanaya Parikh. My birthday is March 14 (I\'m going to turn 16 in Argentinahave any questions about me just ask Euge, she knows everything. !!!). My mom\'s name is Renu and my father\'s name is Divyang. My mom is 45 years old and my father is 47 years old. Both of them are physicians. Since my father works late, he usually gets home after 8:00. My mom comes home everyday between five and seven o\'clock. My brother\'s name is Tanuj and he is 11 years old. He doesn\'
Proposition 187 I think proposition 187 is wrong not just because it is mainly pointed at latino people and because I am latino but because it¹s inhumane, inmoral and it¹s against human rights. I think that proposition 187 is inhumane the propositon it self is lacking of kindness and compasion because without the help of the government, people would be physicaly ill because they would not have medical help or food because of the lack of money. I also think that governor Pete Wilson is inmoral be
John Grisham John Grisham did allot during his life. He was a scholar in college. Then a lawyer and finally as an author. He became a great writer by writing about what he knows and by not rushing his work. He took his time with his first book. It eventually became a best seller then the movie rites were sold and it became an award winning motion picture. It started out as just another book but A Time To Kill was boosted by the printing of his second novel The Firm. John Grisham was born in Jone
The Relationship Between Howards End and the Class Struggles of Edwardian England When E. M. Forster’s Howards End was published in 1910, there were three class groups in England: the working poor, the intellectual upper class, and the new wealthy upper class. The working class, created in the aftermath of the Industrial Revolution, struggled to survive on their small paychecks while the two latter classes enjoyed the pleasures of aristocracy. Forster believed that these classes had much to lear
The Life and Works of Robert Louis Stevenson Mike Webb Mrs. Burns English 12 Acc. 12/5/98 When it is stated that Robert Louis Stevenson lived one of the hardest, most painful, yet most rewarding lives of a Victorian writer, the fact is accepted as common knowledge. Most critics and historians agree that his romantic adventure novels will never be surpassed. Stevenson, who some say is the greatest storyteller of the nineteenth century, overcame unbelievable health problems throughout his life to
You\'re Really Nothing at All Nihilism is the characteristic value-disease of our times. The word comes from the Latin root for "nothing", with more ancient connexions with the word for "trifle". Nihilism is the general phenomenon of human values having no evocatory power, in that questions about meaning fail to yield answers that are trustworthy or in the truth, but rather a void of senseless silence. While episodes of nihilism could be identified throughout our species\' cultural history, the
Constant Change: The Life and Styles of Pablo Picasso Now is the time in this period of changes and revolution to use a revolutionary manner of painting and not to paint like before. – Pablo Picasso, 1935 Undoubtedly Pablo Picasso is one of the most famous and well-documented artists of the twentieth century. Picasso, unlike most painters, is even more special because he did not confine himself to canvas, but also produced sculpture, poetry, and ceramics in profusion. Although much is known abou
Magic of the Mind PART ONE CONTENTS --------------------3 SELFREALISATION AND DIRECTION FOR THE ADOLESCENT PART TWO CONTENTS ---------------------59 MANIFESTATIONS OF AWARENESS PART THREE CONTENTS -----------------104 PHILOSOPHICAL CONTENTS PART ONE. BOLD = MAIN TITLES. REGULAR = SUB TITLES. ----------------------------------------------------------------PAGE FORWARD -----------------------------------------------------4 INTELLECTUALITY -----------------------------------------8 DEDICATION -----
Bill Gates: A Cultural Icon What is Windows? What is Microsoft Word? What is Excel 1.0? These are all product of Microsoft. What is Microsoft? It is a 18 billion dollar computer program corporation that Bill Gates is running. He strives for what he believes in, which is doing the best he can for the computer world. He also never gave up at things even though they did not work out right away. Bill Gates started his journey when he was young. Know he is seeking to improve the future. Bill Gates is