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896 wordsOnly a few of my friends share my passion for caving or as it is called in the professional world Spilunking and it is hard to find a time when we are all together and willing to indulge. So one day last spring I decided to explore the newly opened Rimutaka caves just out side the city. I left early Saturday morning while the dew was still forming on the green grass, taking the east highway out of Wellington past the artificial brilliance of the sky scrapers and their fast paced culture into nat...
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End Of The World Kurt Vonnegut
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Asher Lev And His Ruling Passion
935 wordsA ruling passion in an individuals life has the ability to demonstrate an effect on a persons life including the atmosphere surrounding them. In the novel My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Photo, the author traces the making of a great painter from the time of Asher being an ordinary boy, to his response to his ruling passion, leading to his successful yet controversial exhibitions of being a distinguished painter. The book centers on the growing separation between Asher and his family and his commu...
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Buried Under A Stone Depths Of Time Father
317 wordsThe first paragraph of this poem leads us into a not so dulcet world of a young boy who is being abused by his drunken father. With a wretched smell of alcohol that reeks throughout the closed, and an intense atmosphere which surrounds the boy and his father, the little boy hanging on to his abusive father like an eternal flame in deep depths of hell. A young mind can do no more than take the abuse from his abusive father, swallow it in and hope that one day it will disappear like a bad dream. A...
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Ill Always Remember Rest Of His Body Dimples
750 wordsI knew him as PaPanot Grandad, Pops, or Grandpa, but Papa. As a little boy, he was the giant at the top of Jacks beanstalk, Poppa Bear of the three bears, and the Genie in Aladdin's magic lamp. He was my hero, my friend, and teacher of life. Once when I was little, he saved me from drowning in the ocean. Ill never forget the feeling I had when he grabbed me by the back of the bathing suit, and pulled me out of the water like a dead cat. Now that hes gone, I wish I could think about him more than...
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Committed Suicide Three Weeks
1,015 wordsOlive Ann Burns, who was born in Banks County, Georgia, in 1924, wrote Cold Sassy Tree. Burns collected all the stories of her father and his grandfather, a store owner in Commerce, which were models for Cold Sassy. She wrote the sequel to this novel before dying in 1990. Characters Will Tweedy was the main character who retold the story eight years later. He was a young fourteen year-old boy at the beginning of the book. Will loved fishing, camping, driving, and spending time with friends. He a...
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Warning Signs Make Music
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Martin Luther King Jr Play The Piano
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Martin Luther King Jr Boy Willie
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Weeks Ago White Men
793 wordsEverything Forever Failure Forever Failure Everything was peaceful in my Haudenosaunee village. There were some disputes on land from time to time with other villages, but they were never as greedy as these white bearded monsters. They not only took away our homes, but also the land of our ancestors. I am one of the last ones who survived from their attacks for I led the back up warriors. Not one person from my tribe was able to defend themselves from the white mens gun, not even my father, Moun...
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Ernest Hemingway Hemingway Wrote
661 wordsHis books are seldom read today, and his legend almost a faded memory. But in the 1930 s and 1940 s Ernest Hemingway was a literary island role model for young writers who imitated his sparse prose and adventurous lifestyle. Fame came to Hemingway early; while in his twenties he wrote The Sun Also Rises, a novel about American expatriates in Paris. The people he wrote about had survived the First World War. They were unconcerned with money or materialism and instead were content to while away th...
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Year Old Boy Time In His Life
504 wordsMy Papa s Waltz is by Theodore Rothke it is about a childhood memory written later in his lifetime. Theodore Rothke s dad was an alcoholic drunk. Theodore Rothke went through a period where he was depressed and mentally unstable. Theodore Rothke was fascinated by the nature of the world; many of his poems were about this subject. Some people who read My Papa s Waltz come to the conclusion that it is about a drunken abusive father. However, I think when he was writing this he was reminiscing abou...
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Domestic Violence Doesn T
376 wordsTone of? My Papa? s Waltz? In the beginning of? My Papa? s Waltz, ? the little boy, the speaker, starts off with a somewhat of a frightening tone in his voice. He makes points to the odor of alcohol on the breath of his? dance? partner, in this case, his father. When he describes his father coming in, he also says that he is clinging onto him like? death. ? Usually when someone makes any kind of reference to death, it is in some kind of negative light. In the second stanza however, the boy? s fr...
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E Mail Virus Virus Named Infected
308 wordsOn Friday March 26, 1999 an e-mail virus named Melissa slipped into systems via e-mail and forcing computers to fire off dozens of infected messages to friends and colleagues. Once opened, the virus immediately reads the users e-mail address book and sends an infected message to the first 50 entries. Although the virus apparently causes no permanent damage to a computer, its clogging affects were far-reaching. All new Microsoft Word documents created on an infected computer will contain the viru...
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Song Of Solomon Blacks And Whites
519 wordsMisnaming Motifs in Song of Solomon by: Toni Morrison Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison is a brilliantly written novel that accurately depicts racial and social tensions between blacks and whites. Morrison chooses the setting of Shalimar, Virginia and Danville, Pennsylvania, during the late 1930 s through the 1960 s, where she covey s her story through the third person as an omniscient author. In order to emphasize the racial conflicts throughout Song of Solomon, Morrison carefully chooses names ...
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Atomic Bomb San Lorenzo
666 wordsCat " sCats Cradle Kurt Vonnegut: Cat's Cradle The book is about an author named Jonah who collects material for a book called The day the world ended. This book should be an account of what important Americans had done when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. So he contacts Newt Hoenikker the youngest of the three children of Dr. Felix Hoenikker, the father of the atomic bomb. After they wrote each other a few letters Jonah decides to meet Dr. Breed, vice-president of the General Fo...
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World War Ii Father
879 wordsA Childhood Lost in A War Tell No One Who You Are Walter Buchignani Copyright 1994 Tundra Books 185 pages? But I? m Regine Miller. ? ? I know that, ? said Nicole. ? But from now no one else must know your real name. What I? m saying is: Tell no one who you are. Do you understand? This is very, very important. ? (Nicole and Regine In Buchignani 76) In Tell No One Who You Are, Walter Buchignani explores the topic of the holocaust seen from the eyes of twelve year old Regine Miller. This book, insp...
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View Of Life Jay Gould
923 wordsA grand finale I Have Landed Stephen Jay Gould Jonathan Cape? 17. 99, pp 418 It is ironic that the great evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould who wrote so majestically and informatively about life in all its rich, biological intricacy has produced a valedictory work so redolent of death. Apart from the authors own demise last week, I Have Landed is striking for its unexpected images of loss and grieving, notably those concerned with the destruction of the World Trade Centre. It is a measure ...
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