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IntroductionThe purpose of this portfolio is to reflect my
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IntroductionThe purpose of this portfolio is to reflect my abilities, understandings, progress and achievement in Reading and Writing about Literature. I choose the Title of my portfolio to be “Critical Thinking” because during class discussions the Lecturer would often say that we “need to think”. Therefore, reflective writing was used to show how we are thinking about a topic or situations. Reflective writing requires us as students to dig very deep when analyzing stories such as “Luis and The House…...
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Personification In Still I Rise
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Dawson 1 China Dawson Dr. Geraldine Seay ENC 1102 16 October 2012 Still I Rise In the poem “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou, Angelou uses strong words to describe how she feels. She uses words like sassiness, haughtiness, and sexiness, to describe herself. She asks her enemy does her sassiness, haughtiness, and sexiness upset or offends them. Angelou is speaking to her audience of oppressors about how she had overcome racism, criticism, sexism, and personal obstacles in her life…...
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Why is part one of And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou called Touch Me, Life, Not Softly
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There are four parts to And Still I Rise, by Maya Angelou, the first of which is named Touch Me, Life, Not Softly, and contains eight different poems. Here, I will use these poems to explore the possibilities as to the origins of the title of the first section of the anthology.The 'touch me' part of the phrase can be very ambiguous, as it could signify the way in which there has been physical touching, or being touched in an…...
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Why is part one of And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou called Touch Me, Life, Not Softly
...There are four parts to And Still I Rise, by Maya Angelou, the first of which is named Touch Me, Life, Not Softly, and contains eight different poems. Here, I will use these poems to explore the possibilities as to the origins of the title of the fir...
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