Essay the third
Essay the fourth
On a warm spring
evening my mother was in her room getting ready to go out for a meeting
which she was not sure what was going to happen. At the meeting the Clerk of
the Senate of Massachusetts was giving something out. It was for my mother.
After dinner, my mother left to go to the meeting. Little did she know that
the clerk was giving a citation of recognition to her.
The Clerk of the Senate stood up to make a speech. “ I am here to give out
an official citation in recognition of volunteer service to the senior
citizens of Medway, to Stacey Galvin.” My mother was shocked but happy. She
got a huge envelope, which had inside it a citation from the state. The
citation extended its congratulation to her and its best wishes for
This citation is more important to my mother than it is to me. It is
important to me, however, because my mother got recognized by the state in
front of a room full of people. It shows that she is important not just to
me and my family, but to the state, too. It also is important because my
mother did not volunteer her service to get recognized or to get paid. My
mother did this out of the goodness of her heart. This shows that my mother
is a generous and caring person.
My brother had seen the text, however, it had been a while since he
had saw it so I asked him some questions on it. I asked my 10 year old
brother Matthew four questions. The first question that I asked him was, Why
do you think the text was saved? Matthew responded, “It was memorable and
like, it was, like, special to her.” The second question that I asked my
brother was What is its importance to mom? My brother responded, “Because,
like, she got it from the state, and, like, she likes because its
important.” Another question that I asked Matt was, how hold do you think it
is? To this question, he responded, “well she’s forty three, she got it in
1998, its 2003, so its, like, 7 no 6 no 5 years old. Ya, 5 years old.”
Finally, I asked Matthew, how old our mom was when she got the citation.
Matt responded by saying, “she’s 43, it’s fiver years old, so she was 37 no
38 years old. Some of my answers would have been similar to my brothers but
it would not have taken me so long to come up with the answers to the last
two math questions.
“Remember the Titans,”
is a movie, which is written by Gregory Howard. Coach Herman Boone says the
speech at Gettysburg Cemetery. He says the speech to try and motivate his
team to come together as a group. The school system has mixed a black school
with a white school, which is causing havoc both within the school and team.
The speech has a very positive effect on his team, which does come together
and wins every game.
Gregory Howard’s speech is both inspiring and emotional: “If we don’t
come together, right now on this hallowed ground, then we too will be
destroyed.” The quote means that if they don’t come together, they will be
destroyed as people and as a team. The intended effect is to get his team to
feel foolish and to come together. On the audience, the actual effect is
that the team should be ashamed and feel foolish because they are fighting
the same fight that should have been resolved years ago.
The speech said by Herman Boone uses several tricks. One trick is
emphasis, which he puts on one line more than other: “You listen and you
take a lesson from the dead.” This quote means the dead can teach things
that no one else can. Another trick is alliteration. Alliteration is the
repletion of letters, in this case using the same quote it is the two “l’s.”
Within this speech there are several analogies giving reference to the
Civil War: “This ground, this is where they fought the Battle of
Gettysburg.” This quote is citing a battle in the war. “Smoke and hot lead
pouring right through their bodies.” This quote has to do with deaths of
soldiers in the war. I believe that this analogy is used to give the
perspective that football is and can be war. Also, I believe he applying
that war can kill and tear apart people and if they don't stop fighting they
will be torn apart.
This speech is ahead of its time for several reasons. One is that the
author is comparing things that happened in the past. Also, the speech was
said by President Abraham Lincoln at his Gettysburg Address and is having an
excerpt said at the Gettysburg Cemetary some hundred and ten years later by
a coach of a high school football team. This is how the speach is a head of
was a famous 16th and 17th century writer. He wrote many plays and poems as
well as sonnets. Some of his most famous works include Romeo and Julliet,
Hamlet, MacBeth, and many sonnets. I am writting about one of his sonnets,
Sonnet 20, "A womens face with Nature's own hands painted." This poem has
the usual rhyme scheme. It uses alliteration and some other tricks. I will
talk about its rhyme scheme, alliteration, and repetition.
The rhyme scheme of this sonnet fallows a usual rhyme scheme. The first
quatrain is a,b,a,b. The last words of the lines are painted, passion,
aquainted, fashion. The secon quatrain is c,d,c,d. The last lines of this
quatrain are "rolling," "gazeth," "controlling," and amazeth" Then there is
a,c,a,c. "created," "a-dotting", "defeated," "nothing" are the last words of
each line. "Pleasure" and "treasure" are the last words of the two lines in
the last cupplet.
William Shakespeare uses alliteration several times in "A woman's face
with Nature's own hand painted." He uses alliteration in line line two, "the
master-mistress of my passion." Alliteration is also used in line four, "as
is false women's fashion;" Line nine uses alliteration as well, "And for a
woman wert thou first created."
Repetition is also used in this sonnet several times. William
Shakespeare will repeat words or repeat words with another letter like an
"s" on the end. Line seven is an example. The word hue is repeated, "A man
in hue, all 'hues' in his controlling." Line fourteen also uses repetition,
the word "thy" is repeated Mine be thy love and thy love's use their
treasure." There are also several words repeated throughout the sonnet. The
word "women" is repeated multiple times as well as the words "nature and
In conclussion, William Shakespeare uses alot of different tricks in his
sonnet. He is one of the first to use so many. Shakespeare uses all of the
tricks well and with many examples.
The late twentieth
century was a time of struggles throughout the world with events. However,
the late twentieth century was a good time for literature to be written. The
late twentieht century is called "The After Years." It is called the after
years because it falls after such greater writers like William Shakespeare,
Mary Shelley, Charles thingyens, as well as many more.
One great song of "The After Years," is the song "Gloria" composed by the
British rock band U2. This song is about his true love named Gloria. "I try
to speak up, but only in you am i complete." He doesn't know what to do
without his love. He only see's himself as complete when he's with her.
A great poem of this time period is the poem, "Write About Happiness,"
written by Carol Ann Duffy. This poem seem's to be about a depressed woman
who is not happy and is trying to find happiness. "what does happiness look
like." Carol can not seem to find happiness any where. She is looking all
over and can not seem to find it, she is looking for a thing, a sign that
she is happy.
Ian Fleming’s novel, Live and Let Die, is a fictionous book written about
a hero named James Bond. James Bond is a secret agent who tries to beat the
bad guys. In this novel, a vast pirate fortune is found who’s contents are
being sold off for crime purposes. James Bond and his people feel this
treasure is being used to finance the Soviet Espionage system. Throughout
this book, James is constantly trying to prove this and trying to get the
One great play of this time period is "Jesus Christ Superstar," by Tim
Rice. This play is about the life of Jesus Christ from his birth to his
persecution and ressurection. One customer reviewed this play a 5 out of 5.
The customer says; "TO HEAR THE GUY WHO PLAYS CHRIST SING GETHSEMANE HAS TO
BE ONE OF THE MOST STIRRING RENDITIONS OF A SONG EVER HEARD IF NOT THEE
MOST. HE JUST TOTALLY CAPTURES THE COMPASSION AND TEMPTATION THAT CHRIST
MUST HAVE FELT LEADING UP TO HIS CRUCIFICTION." Now personally I have not
seen the play but have seen the movie version and totally agree with this
critics review. It is an inspirational movie and is amazing how in-depth Tim
Rice gets into the life of Jesus Christ.
Allan Sillitoe wrote many great novels and short stories. Sillitoe was a
rebelious author and one such short story is "The Ragman's Daughter." In
this story, Allan is rebellious and feels like he has nothing: ""If I lost
all I have in the world I wouldn't worry much, If I was to go across the
road for a packet of f*gs one morning and come back to see the house
clapping its hands in flames with everything I owned burning inside I'd turn
my back without any thought or regret and walk away, even if my jacket and
last ten-bob note were in the flames as well." In this quote, he shows that
he feels that he has nothing and would not care if he lost what little he
The English language has changed since the 1950's and is changing at all
times. One word used in "The Redwing's Daughter," that I don't think I have
ever heard used like that is "f*g." Now, the word f*g is used to mean gay
and is more slang. This is an example of a change in the English language.