Self Harm

Self Harm You probably don’t know what self harm is. Self harm is a nonsuicidal self-injury, deliberating harming the surface of your own precious body, it’s also an unhealthy way to cope(deal with) your emotional pain. The most common form of self-harm is cutting and burning. The least common form of self harm is pulling out boldly hair, punching walls, and in...
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Life Decisions (I swear this isn't as boring as it may sound)

His cold gray marble eyes stared me down, a fierce look daring me to turn away, but I couldn’t. Thoughts, whirling around in my head, kept me intently focused on him. Did Abraham Lincoln know at 17 that he would change an entire country? Did he foresee his future as a great American leader, when he was just a teenager? Did Lincoln know that he would someday sit, 20 feet high,...
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Battle Against the Elements

“Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.” – Mark Twain. In the frigid climate of South Dakota, snow is an obstacle that can’t be resolved, only dealt with. Brutal snowstorms and blizzards devastate the North, completely covering the ground and providing difficult ways to survive. In the winter of 1917, Will Stoneman, from the adventure story Iron Will by John...
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On Walt Witman's "As I Ponder'd in Silence"

The poem, As I Ponder’d in Silence by Walt Whitman, is a free-verse poem in which the writer, Walt Whitman, attempts to make a connection between his works and those of epics by listing the essential elements of an epic and claiming to the “Phantom” of epic poets that his works rival those of epics. The poem opens to find Whitman reflecting over his previous poems (“Returni...
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Mary Poppins: A Woman of Many Personalities

“If you want to find Cherry-Tree Lane all you have to do is ask the Policeman at the cross-roads. He will push his helmet slightly to one side, scratch his head thoughtfully, and then he will point his huge white-gloved finger and say: ‘First to your right, second to your left, sharp right again, and you’re there. Good-morning.’” (Travers 2). These are the directions any regu...
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What Is The Best Sport in the World?

Approximately two months ago, a miracle happened to the citizens of Vietnam. Something phenomenal that no one ever thought would happen. The Vietnam U23 football team placed second out of the 16 best Asian U23 teams in the AFC U23 Championship tournament. It is an incredible achievement that has never been done in the history of Vietnamese football. In the tournament, the U2...
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Lead the Revolution

If i were a moderately wealthy and well educated creole living in Venezuela i would be happy. And if i learned about the Enlightenment through my education i then i would support Venezuela and it’s independence. I would feel great pride and loyalty towards my country. I would join in the rebellion and support the change. I would rally my people and country men and lea...
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Music is in Me

Music is in me, music has become my life. I took dance when I was a kid, I was in choir in elementary school, I learned to play the flute in eighth grade, and now I am currently a drum major. Music dwells inside my soul. When have you ever heard someone say, “I just simply do not like music.” Personally, I have yet to meet this person. That is because today music is everywhe...
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Sense and Sensibility

The novel Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen displays how both actions and words are extremely powerful and can have a major impact on characters and their growth. Sense and Sensibility describes the life of two very different sisters and how they must find a suitor to marry. The Dashwood sisters find multiple gentleman throughout the story; their actions and words show the...
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Books: Simply Words?

A book, though on the outside a mere collection of pages, opens its readers’ minds to all that life can offer. And whether it is a first edition gold plated leather bound volume, or a tattered second hand copy, the joys that reading the words on the page can bring are the same no matter the outer shell. Picking up a book and looking into its contents can help one escape the s...
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