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    In the poem “ Harlem” by Langston Hughes he talks about a dream deferred and the negative outcomes of what can happen when it’s not fulfilled. One of the quotes that first stood out to me was “Does it stink l

    Close Reading on the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes

    In the poem “ Harlem” by Langston Hughes he talks about a dream deferred and the negative outcomes of what can happen when it’s not fulfilled. One of the quotes that first stood out to me was “Does it...

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    Nights

    The slow steady water hits the rocksDistant buildings not really noticed until nightKids’ yells filling the airAdults moving along past the gate looking wonderingNot a care in the world Young and old on dates laughing Faces bright Sparks of...

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    The place I chose to write about is this park – all of it! The boardwalk, and everything else. This place is by my middle school across the street. It’s a beautiful and important place in my life, where a lot o

    Hunters Point Park

    The place I chose to write about is this park - all of it! The boardwalk, and everything else. This place is by my middle school across the street. It’s a beautiful and important place in my life, where...

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    I remember hanging out with my cousins.I remember watching a lot of scary movies and being somewhat scared but also really fascinated and amused.I remember helping my cousin out even though she was older than me

    The World of Jalaya

    I remember hanging out with my cousins.I remember watching a lot of scary movies and being somewhat scared but also really fascinated and amused.I remember helping my cousin out even though she was older than me with her math...

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      I’m from bobos and beads and flat irons I’m from the big corner of the living room with magical toys filling the room I’m from aloe vera plants healing and soul calming and dogs boots and mamas mean and kindI’

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      I’m from bobos and beads and flat irons I’m from the big corner of the living room with magical toys filling the room I’m from aloe vera plants healing and soul calming and dogs boots and mamas mean...

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