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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

”Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”

‘A lawyer’s advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee’s classic novel – a black man charged with the rape of a white girl.

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ENG 11 Unit 1.4 Propaganda, Rhetoric, Persuasion, and Diagramming

Warmup: In order to persuade, the Greek philosopher Aristotle said that three things should be present: ethos, pathos, and logos.

Ethos: Aristotle believed that the character and credibility of a speaker can influence an audience to consider him or her believable. 2,711 more words


'Because My Father Always Said He Was The Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play The Star-Spangled Banner At Woodstock' by Sherman Alexie

Because My Father Always Said He Was The Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ At Woodstock by Sherman Alexie, 1993

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[755-2] Atlas Shrugged (Part II) - Ayn Rand

***Read in conjunction with Tina at Book Chatter***

“…if you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater his effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders—what would you tell him to do? 490 more words



So as a request from my husband my #tbt for this week is going to be Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. I read this book in high school in the 11th grade. 252 more words


Secret Lives of Fiction Lovers reblogged this on Secret Lives of Fiction Lovers and commented:

Ahh Of Mice and Men... Definitely an underrated book, I agree. I studied this back in secondary school and loved the movie too. It's a book that will leave an imprint on your life forever. Or it did mine anyway. I always shed a tear (several times throughout ) whenever reading or watching it. Oh the feels! Poor Lennie was, at heart, a gentle giant who was misunderstood but sadly didn't know his own strength (physically). *sniffs and wipes away a tear* A worthy read for sure. And I never knew it was on the banned book list untill I saw Jordan's post! Wow!

ENG 11 Unit 1.3 Turn of the Screw and Phrases/Clauses

Warm-up: Review novels, novel analysis, and basic parts of a plot.

Content: This unit includes reading the novel, Turn of the Screw, and continuing to build on grammar skills from the previous unit. 2,805 more words


Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg

This is the first time I’ve tried to write a review of a poetry collection. Where do I begin? There is no plot to summarize. There are no characters but the poet’s voice. 473 more words

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