For the past few weeks, I have not been posting any content for my blog or even checking it. I have been very busy lately and needed a break from writing, but this should soon change as I start my next grade sometime in the next month. I thank you all for hanging in there … Continue reading Announcement!
When you sit down to write virtually anything, it is always wise and helpful to ask yourself questions. This way your writing will be more appealing to your readers. Though there are many questions you should ask yourself, today I will be mainly focusing on one specific question and that is the question “so what?”. … Continue reading “How Important Are The Words “So What?” in an Autobiography?
For this weeks assignment, I was given to read an autobiography written by a slave in the 1700s, before the America Revolution. Unlike most autobiographies about slavery, this one is unique, for it's about a slave who grew up in the British navy under the care of an English lieutenant. Equiano, an African boy, was … Continue reading Equiano’s Attitude Towards the Navy
Have you ever had an English teacher try to help you, as his student, learn to write a professional autobiography, but when you finally sat down to write it, you couldn’t remember a thing about yourself? Ever wanted to put on paper the dramatic story of your life, so that all your family and friends … Continue reading Two Gadgets That Will Help Me in My Note Taking
At the age of about 3-6 years old, maybe even older for some, you finally are able to start school, and one of the first subjects they assign you is reading. Reading has been the foundation for learning for centuries, and opens many other doors in life to learn other subjects such as History, Economics, … Continue reading How Reading Impacted Douglas and Me
As the sun shone brightly over the horizon, Lavender’s eyelids slowly opened to it’s beams shining through her window and down on her ivory skin. Sitting up slowly and scratching her head wondering what time it was, she leaned over and grabbed her new watch, which was given to her as a present from a … Continue reading An Interesting Story
Each person's life is unique in many different ways whether that be physically, emotionally, spiritually or even in just life circumstances. No one has the same life, though they can be similar, they are still different even if it’s the smallest detail. Because each person’s life is so different from one another, autobiographies each tell … Continue reading How Important Is It For a Person to Summarize His/Her Philosophy of Life In An Autobiography?
For several months now I have been reading all manner of autobiographies. Each has either made me laugh till tears started rolling down my face; cry till my eyes were red because of a sad story; or frustrated when the characters made a bad decision or something horrible happened. Each book has kept me turning … Continue reading Would Walden Have Been a Better Book If Thoreau Had Supplied More Background Information on His Life?
Henry David Thoreau was born around the 1800’s and was an American essayist, poet, and philosopher. He is best known for his autobiography, which was published on August 9, 1854. In his autobiography he starts out by stating his desire to be totally cut off from society and to be independent from the division of … Continue reading Thoreau’s Intent on Living Independently but Failing Miserably
Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York state around the time of the 1800s. Slavery was in full force, but he was one of the lucky, who escaped it and was able to marry and settled down on a nice farm on the outskirts of down. Eventually, he and his wife were … Continue reading Northup’s Technique of Using Contrasts