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My Thoughts About Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”

I believe that the theme of Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise” is self-respect. (IC) I think the theme is self-respect because she is asking questions about herself, to herself. (CX) It explains how she over comes certain things with her self-esteem and she does not let things bring her down ever. (CD) For example, […]

The Gettysburg Address: Then and Now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Qswq2pmSk&safe=active During the great Civil War, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (IC). In his speech dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives, he stated that America had great unfinished work before us (CX). This statement made by Abraham Lincoln could be taken many ways, because America still has great wok remaining […]

My Thoughts about Robert Frost’s Poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”

Some scholars say that the poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” by Robert Frost has a positive message in it (CX). I agree with that statement because Frost shows that good things don’t last (CX). But that doesn’t mean that life will be horrible after that (CX). Even after some good things end, new ones will […]

My Thoughts about William Ernest Henley’s Poem, “Invictus”

Can a poem be used to inspire someone?“Invictus” by William Ernest Henley, was written after he got his leg amputated because of tuberculosis of the bone. This poem can be used to inspire someone’s future and or present day.  Invictus is very inspiring. This poem can be very inspirational to someone. William Henley wrote this […]

My Animal Farm: Symbolic Representations

Introduction My version of Animal Farm is a community of people who are stranded on a beautiful unknown island after a plane crash. A doctor and his wife immediately become the leaders of the group of survivors. As time goes on, the other people realize that the doctor and his wife get treated better than everyone else. The doctor is the main […]