An illustration on my interpretation of the poem by Rita Dove
Testimonial By Rita Dove
Race During the Moderns
Sitting in a segregated restaurant- whites sit in the front, coloreds sit in the back. The restaurant had different wait staff for the different races. Zora Hurston: after sitting down in awe “Mr. Hughes, this is a peculiar restaurant. I don’t thing I’ve ever seen such a place that would go as far as different waiter for colored and white folk.” Langston Hughes: “Well Ms. Huston, this is the only restaurant like this on this side of Virginia. It’s amazing how far people will go for segregation.” Hurston: “Mr. Hughes, I’ve traveled with white folk as well as well as read ...
To Build a Fire
In the story, To Build a Fire the man makes many mistakes in judgment during his journey, which ultimately ended in his death. He repeatedly exposed his skin to the harsh conditions of the -75˚ weather which concluded to him having frostbite. He also was walking on the thin layer of ice that was on the surface of the springs that he fell into which soaked his clothes up to his waist. The man also did not bring anyone to accompany him during his journey but instead brought his husky that ended up being smarter than the man is. The ...
A Theme that is Me
I born as a Mixed American, Born into a Middle class family, Born into what maybe known as the “American Dream”, With both parents and two sisters, I have a lot to fight through. In my time, In my society, Justice, peace, hope, love, None of those things seems achievable, Except maybe in storybooks. When I look at the news or go on the internet, I see people dying, A new high profile court case, A new threat to national security, A new celebrity that is an embarrassment to all. But I am only a product of that, I am one out of many that today’s “America” has produced. Imagine younger generations, Those with the new technologies. Some ...
Letter to Mama: Birmingham Bombings
Dear mom, The advice you have always given me was to focus on my academics first, now I know why. Every time you told me, It went in one ear and out the other thought. But now I know what you said was essential becasue without a good education it will be hard to make it in life. Now I am more determined to make my grades a whole lot better than my previous years in school.
Life is full of choices. Tell a true story about a time when you or someone else had to make a choice. The choice I made was too go to an all boys school instead of a regular school. The school I chose was Best Academy over Douglas High School . The reason I choose Best Academy is because it is a single gender school and I thought I would be able to focus more, without the distractions of girls. Then reason being because before I went to Best my grades weren’t up to par and I was determined to ...
the Birmingham Journal
Today, Janee wanted to go march downtown Birmingham, where all trouble happens. Mother wouldn’t let her go, for she would only allow her to go to our church and sing in the children’s choir. Mother told Janee that those white policemen would have their wild dogs and guns. But knowing Janee, she would have to find out for herself. Janee combed her hair and bathed. Then she put her white shoes and gloves on to make mama think she was content with her answer. Mama, being so naïve, thought Janee had went on to sing with the choir. I knew Janee ...
My definition of courage is not being afraid to take a risk. A courageous person to me is someone who stands up for their beliefs and what they feel is right. Also, being courageous is not having fear when facing difficulty or criticism. There are numerous times when I’ve had to show courage. Let me tell you about one of them. One night, my father asked my siblings and me where we wanted to go eat. We had been contemplating for hours and every once in a while someone would throw an idea out. Eventually, we decided to go to ...
1. Choice: staying home 2. Inciting Incident: choosing between going to the biggest party of the year or staying home because of a test the next morning 3. Consequences: my friends thought I was lame, I missed out on all the fun, I felt left out of conversation about the party, I didn’t meet new people, my friends teased because I was the only not there, I well prepared for test, I received a good night’s rest, I did well on the test, My GPA will raise, I will probably get accepted into AP classes There was a party that night The biggest party of the ...