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Running Up A Mountain

. I am from Acer, from Bounty and Logitech. I am from the jungle gym in the park a few streets away. I am from Chinese restaurants, halal food stands, and the subway. from Hey! and Shush! from jokesters, and hand me downs, rice and noodles and chicken and duck. I’m from Buddhism  and crystals for good luck. I am from […]

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I Remember

I remember being at school with worksheets and a pencil. I remember being able to go for lunch running around the school jungle gym with my friends playing tag I remember struggling with some tests and working harder to do better the next test I remember having trouble with using wooden chopsticks and they just fall out of my hands […]

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“Nocturne” by Louise Gluck, Read by Douglas

By Louise Glück Mother died last night,Mother who never dies. Winter was in the air,many months awaybut in the air nevertheless. It was the tenth of May.Hyacinth and apple blossombloomed in the back garden. We could hearMaria singing songs from Czechoslovakia — How alone I am —songs of that kind. How alone I am,no mother, no father —my brain seems so empty without […]

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it makes us wonder what is a poets salsa and what would it look like to dance a poets salsa along the floor of your soul Print this page. Author Douglas

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does along the pavement mean along the floor? if so what does it mean to dance a poets salsa along the floor of your soul? Print this page. Author Douglas

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alliteration. when we think about Fresh air music i would think of something calming and i start to think that this poem could be something about calm things that he would do. this could help us think of things that are calming for us too. Print this page. Author Douglas

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it sets a mood for people to think of some “fresh air music” and makes people think about this place. Print this page. Author Douglas

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i never really been there and this is kind of getting to go and i might do what he does but im gonna be more safe

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i dont get a poets salsa but i can imagina a regular salsa and him being barefoot so i would wonder how much different is a poets salsa then a regular salsa

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she has to work or she wont have much money and she needs the money for the family and the baby

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i agree i wish all of this never happened to tish and fonny

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this is a great moment but also a sad moment becuase they cant do this anymore because fonny is in jail

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Fonny is having a lot of trouble in jail and he is trying to get help to get out of hell(prison)

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no one should feel this scared in a public area where a lot of people can see

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i agree and i think that hating or loving will make you pay more attention to someone and indifference makes people think that the more different you are then you will act a different way.

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this is kind of sad and this just keeps bringing up the point that fonny is getting mistreated and this is unfair.

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fonny is getting scared because he thinks that tish is going to get taken or love someone else. this is kind of nice because it shows how much fonny really loves tish

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if only this was the love that fonny's family would give to tish. this is kind of unfair because tish's family treats fonny well and fonny's mother and sisters are just treating tish horribly

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i feel like there was no reson for fonny to think that “Mr.Rivers” would get mad becasue this isnt a bad thing for anyone.

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this is just showing how much Tish really means to Fonny and how much he likes her instead of any other people.

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this is a flashback and they didnt know about the baby yet. I guess it could be better now that tish has a baby

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im very glad that they are only caring about their opinions on this relationship.

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this is so sad but great at the same time. the good thing is that she is trying to keep her baby and herself healthy.

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honestly i think that they deserve this type of treatment becasue they are being so rude to their own family and rude towards tishs baby.

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she doesnt have to say this kind of stuff to her own brother this is just messed up.

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why does she think she should be controlling everything when this is not her baby. this is her grandchild but she does not even care about the baby.

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this is kind of messed up how mrs.hunt think this should be a leson for fonny when he would not do anything wrong

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maybe the title of the book could be about something in new chapters or something about the background of this book.

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She deserved all of that since she is basically trying to get rid of her grandchild

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I think that the father could of done something like get toys or be with the other sister more and that probably made tish think the father loved the other sister more

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this is showing the trust and love between fonny and tish. tish might say that when she sees fonny.

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they are all supporting tish and it is really nice. This could show a theme that is love

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this is just messed up this is basically saying you need to be a worker or else you and in the wrong

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joe is basically thinking he has power over them and just commanding them to do what he wants

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she felt guilt because she thought she gave fonny a Lockjaw Print this page. Author Douglas

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tish loved fonny so much that he didnt think any other boys would be existing

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they are taking care of each other and they are loving each other.

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they should be telling the kids that they can do whatever they want as long as they can fight for it or try hard to get that goal

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this is just not okay because they arent giving proper education and they are basically just using them

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they might have lost the fight in the court leading fonny to go to jail

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this is sounding like she is really relieved.

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i think this means racism has ruined a lot of lives

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he writes some sounds and some people already know what that sound is like or have watched that sound before so they basically hear it because they know what the sound is. Print this page. Author Douglas

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i dont really get it theyre holding on to each other but doesnt look at each other that is just weird.

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why didnt fonny look back

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fonnys family doesnt really like tish

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it was tish giving fonny a lockjaw i think you mixed it up

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I think that tish just really loves and supports Fonny

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what would he ever do to be in jail we know that he isnt a bad person at all Print this page. Author Douglas

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I dont know what to think about anything that happened before this paragraph. im just shocked how this is normal right after the long paragraph.

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i think the laughter makes him think of happy moments of seeing a child laugh

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i agree and i think that that is one of the reasons why he praised god but he could not believe in god

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i agree

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i agree

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i agree

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if he prolonged religious crisis would he be meaning he is starting his disbelief in god or is he doubting himself about god. Print this page. Author Douglas

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james is really mad and he got back memories of hatred and fear. he doesnt want to just le this dad be in charge of him. he wants to be in charge of himself and not let anyone rule him Print this page. Author Douglas

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what is a sermon? why does he have to do it every week? Print this page. Author Douglas

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i think the author means that no matter how much money you have a colored person would be treated differently and it won’t change Print this page. Author Douglas

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he got to feel free from all his guilty torment Print this page. Author Douglas

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i think that he just wants to have hope in god but he is starting to jus thave disbelief beacause it seems as though god is not listening to him Print this page. Author Douglas

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i think that the author is trying to talk about slavery when white people had a lot of power Print this page. Author Douglas

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i think this means that the boys and girls are having bad thoughts and its mainly the boys thats having them Print this page. Author Douglas

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i think that he means that he will not take what the white people says about him and he will not let them tell him who he was Print this page. Author Douglas

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the author is trying to say that he wants to try to achieve a life he wants but what he has right now is giving him a lot of problems Print this page. Author Douglas

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why doesnt the nephew know the grandmother or know where she lives

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grandpa

the grandpa believed that everything the white people thought was right Print this page. Author Douglas

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they also believed that if you did something about it makes you in danger and something bad will just happen to you

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the author is saying that if you believe what the white people calls you then you will be destroyed

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why is it that the way you are born or what race you are born with makes it that thats who you are

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what does he mean by surviving? does he mean to just do his role and dont cause any troubles

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the author is saying that theres really no reason to have to change how he is

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he loved this nephew a lot for him to write this letter 5 times

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I Remember

“Nocturne” by Louise Gluck, Read by Douglas

diction

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syntax-sound

literary element

i never really been there and this is kind of getting to go and i might do what he does but im gonna be more safe

i dont get a poets salsa but i can imagina a regular salsa and him being barefoot so i would wonder how much different is a poets salsa then a regular salsa

she has to work or she wont have much money and she needs the money for the family and the baby

i agree i wish all of this never happened to tish and fonny

this is a great moment but also a sad moment becuase they cant do this anymore because fonny is in jail

Fonny is having a lot of trouble in jail and he is trying to get help to get out of hell(prison)

no one should feel this scared in a public area where a lot of people can see

i agree and i think that hating or loving will make you pay more attention to someone and indifference makes people think that the more different you are then you will act a different way.

this is kind of sad and this just keeps bringing up the point that fonny is getting mistreated and this is unfair.

fonny is getting scared because he thinks that tish is going to get taken or love someone else. this is kind of nice because it shows how much fonny really loves tish

if only this was the love that fonny's family would give to tish. this is kind of unfair because tish's family treats fonny well and fonny's mother and sisters are just treating tish horribly

i feel like there was no reson for fonny to think that “Mr.Rivers” would get mad becasue this isnt a bad thing for anyone.

this is just showing how much Tish really means to Fonny and how much he likes her instead of any other people.

this is a flashback and they didnt know about the baby yet. I guess it could be better now that tish has a baby

im very glad that they are only caring about their opinions on this relationship.

this is so sad but great at the same time. the good thing is that she is trying to keep her baby and herself healthy.

honestly i think that they deserve this type of treatment becasue they are being so rude to their own family and rude towards tishs baby.

she doesnt have to say this kind of stuff to her own brother this is just messed up.

why does she think she should be controlling everything when this is not her baby. this is her grandchild but she does not even care about the baby.

this is kind of messed up how mrs.hunt think this should be a leson for fonny when he would not do anything wrong

maybe the title of the book could be about something in new chapters or something about the background of this book.

She deserved all of that since she is basically trying to get rid of her grandchild

I think that the father could of done something like get toys or be with the other sister more and that probably made tish think the father loved the other sister more

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