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Sacajawea

I first came across Sacajawea living in Washington state.  Of course it was her name in a textbook, but I thought it was intriguing that a woman would be willing to travel with a group of men to places she had never been.  610 more words

Renascence by Edna St. Vincent Millay

http://www.bartleby.com/131/1.html

This is exactly the kind of poetry I aspire to write; lyrical, clever in rhyme and imagery and extremely emotional.

I just read this and it is now one of my favourite poems, probably because I can relate to it and I really love poetry that just seems like a piece of someone’s soul turned into art.

Poetry

Leslie Jamison's The Empathy Exams

Leslie Jamison’s final essay in The Empathy Exams is its strongest piece. “I’m tired of female pain, and also tired of people who are tired of it,” she writes. 119 more words

Verbals

Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult

Okay so confession time. I’ve let this blog fall by the way side, I could come up with a number of excuses but instead let’s just get on with it! 297 more words

Book Review

'How To Date A Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, Or Halfie)' by Junot Diaz

How To Date A Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, Or Halfie) by Junot Diaz, 1995

The magic trick:

Having the narrator directly address the reader with helpful hints as in an advice column… 235 more words

Analysis

Starting Again & My Reading List

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted. Starting my blog was a bit of fail if you ask me…I made two posts (one being an introduction) and that was way back at the beginning of June. 251 more words

Literature

quotation: You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.

You can’t depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss