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Writing as Cicero about his life

Discussion by: XLiu on Wed, 2011-06-08 00:12 with 0 comments

                Marcus Tullius Cicero

Child Labor Outlawed (Not!)

Discussion by: XLiu on Wed, 2011-06-08 00:09 with 0 comments

           U.S. is known as one of the leading countries of the world, because its achievement is known widely. Many people do not realize the problems behind the glory of this country, because the government tries to hide the problems in order to maintain the good image of America.

Was the American Revolution Justifed?

Discussion by: XLiu on Wed, 2011-06-08 00:04 with 0 comments

                                                     American Revolution

Reflection on Their Eyes were Watching God Chapter 13-15

Discussion by: XLiu on Tue, 2011-06-07 22:12 with 0 comments

In chapter 13 of the book, Tea Cake “took” two hundred dollars from Janie just to throw a party, even more ridiculous part was that he pay ugly women two dollars to keep them away from entering the party. Janie waited all day for him only to have him come home with twelve dollars left and some terrible excuse (in my personal opinion). Tea Cake has his explanation on p147, he said:" Dem wuzn't no high muckty mucks. Dem wuz railroad handsanddey womenfolks. You ain't usetuh folkslak dat and Ah wuz skeered you might git all mad and quit me for takin' you 'mongst 'em.

Garden Poem:Using Nature to Describe Nature

Discussion by: XLiu on Tue, 2011-06-07 09:33 with 0 comments

The tiny yellow glow as the beaming sun,
surround by pieces of the afternoon sky that is,
red as dazing blood,
red as ancient wine.
Protected by a green sea,
with endless wave.

Garden Poem: The Lady in Red

Discussion by: XLiu on Tue, 2011-06-07 09:27 with 0 comments

 

Gardern Poem: The Traveler

Discussion by: XLiu on Tue, 2011-06-07 09:18 with 0 comments

 

I am a traveler,
that wears a furry coat in the spring.
I am pure as a new born baby.
I am clean as newly fallen snow.
you ask me where do i come from,
where i am heading to.
I goes wherever the wind carry me.
I belong no where,
because i belong everywhere.

The given respect: chapter 10,11,12 of Their Eyes were Watching God

Discussion by: XLiu on Mon, 2011-05-09 22:04 with 0 comments

Reflection after read chapter 10,11,12 of Their Eyes were Watching God

Reflection after reading chapter 7,8,9 of Their Eyes were Watching God

Discussion by: XLiu on Sun, 2011-05-08 20:08 with 0 comments

In chapter 7, author destroy the good physical image readers have of Janie and Jody, she also expose their negative personality.  On page 98 Janie cut a tobacco off measure and Jody made a big deal out of it, perhaps using it as an excuse to insult her, saying : “ I god amighty! A woman stay round uh store till she get old as Methusalem and still can’t cut a little thing like a plug of tobacco!

Reflection after reading chapter 6 of Their Eyes were Watching God

Discussion by: XLiu on Sun, 2011-05-08 20:01 with 0 comments

Personally, I think the yellow mule in this book represent slave. In the book, it is said that the yellow mule works non-stop, and it eats only enough to survive. On page 70 a villager said the mule’s owner only feeds the mule a tea cup of hay: “Liage Knows all about dat cup uh cawn. He hid round yo’ barn and watched yuh. ‘Tain’t no feed cup you measures dat cawn outa. It’s uh tea cup.” He said that is why the mule is so skinny that the women of the village could have mistaken it for a washing board.

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