isn't it amazing how we didn't learn anything for 12 years? I couldn't tell you 1 thing. I look back at tests &it's like who cares who wrote "A streetcar named desire"? what perspective did author have ? how could we apply it to real life ? but, they're never going to give you wisdom, you need to be free, from world. get in lover, WE'RE HOMESCHOOLING . *ok*
"book that made Ralph Ellison famous is : story of AA man's search for identity in 30s"
like, we are still stunted there. unreal.. maybe not.. intentional, I mean !!!
"which of these is written by Toni Morrison" -what a useless question. -how about the scene in "the Bluest Eye," when protagonist finally has her picture taken, &only then, does she realize she is black ?! HAHA <3. (bc she doesn't have blue eyes, she thinks she's ugly. isn't that a thought every woman has, at some point??? #world teaches, they blame Christians lolol. #hate is #obsessive, y'all. they see nothing else, but God. just pathetic).
"when you think of EE Cummings, what stylistic eccentricity comes to mind?"
D. his use of only lowercase letters in poetry. (how this "tests your iq" ? #surface #bored).
stay dumb, y'all ! (or don't, PLS.wake from slumber, stop forgetting.not content anyway ).
"woods are lovely, dark, &deep /but I have promises to keep /&miles 2go b4 I sleep"
Emily Dickson ? (19th c poet / used imagery of nature 2explore human consciousness)..
what is transcendentalism ? -movement led by Emerson /stressed divinity of man. <3
"Naturalist" : limitations of social conditions &heredity on man's capacity2change. #adapt
"tall tale" : exaggerated anecdote about frontier life . (imagine no wifi ? we die ).
Uncle Tom's Cabin: important influence on A) Abolitionist movement. #freeslaves5ever
walt Whitman's poetry was among 1st in America2 : B. eliminate regular metric structure.
Louisa may Alcott is known for her .. A) moralistic (gasp) novels for children. (BANNED).
"life is real, life is earnest (serious) ! &grave is not it's goal" -Longfellow. (c Jesus rise).
LYRICAL &ROMANTIC .
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if you can , keep your head when all about you are losing theirs &blaming.. trust yourself when all men doubt, but make allowance for their doubting too; if you can wait ¬ be tired of waiting, or being lied about, don't deal in lies, or being hated, don't give way to hating, &yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise. if you can dream -¬ make dreams your master; think -¬ make thoughts your aim; if you can meet w Triumph &Diaster, &treat those 2 imposters just the same; if you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap fro fools, or watch the things you gave your life to, broken. &stoop &build em up w worn -out tools. if you can make 1 heap of all your winnings &risk it on 1 turn of pitch &toss, &lose, &start again at your beginnings, &never breathe a word about your loss.. if you can talk w crowds &keep your virtue, or walk w Kings -nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you. if all men count w you, but none too much.. Yours is the Earth &everything that's in it, &-which is more -you'll be a Man, my son!
-father's advice to son; Kipling
"in order2be able2think you have2risk being offensive."JBP
i am no bird; &no net ensnares me. -charlotte bronte
"never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -in nothing, great or small, large or petty -never give in except to convictions of honor &good sense." -w. churchill. 10/28/41
i am not afraid of storms, for i am learning how to sail my ship. -louisa may alcott
nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. persistence &determination alone are omnipotent.
i am not an extraordinary man, &i am quite ordinary. but God chose me for something quite extraordinary. -a. valladares receives '16 canterbury medal.
not failure, but low aim, is crime -james russell lowell
a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus -mlk jr. (you are all leaders .#experts)
it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust &sweat &blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again &again because there is no effort without error &shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best knows in the end the trump of high achievement, &who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold &timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -theodore roosevelt
we are what we repeatedly do. excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -aristotle
no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -eleanor roosevelt
a dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.-gk c.