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  The stories behind the walls  The memories of my childhood The good and bad in these closed walls Is home. I wake up in my bed and look around and feel safe I open my windows and look out and nostalgia takes over Im home. But no matter where I go as long as I have family I will always […]

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“14-Love-Songs” by Elizabeth Jacobson, read by Nicolle

. Above a pond, I sit on a wooden bench and throw pebbles into the willows. A rush of sunlight and wind creates a path in a channel of water, dances between the melting ice and brown islands of bulrush. The resident osprey, its eyes the color of yellow grass, follows my tossing hand. Love is a diorama of inner […]

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I Remember

I remember waking up for school really early to get the first train.I remember rushing because I woke up extremely late even though I was going to be late regardless.I remember the smell of the morning air hitting my face when walking out of my apartment building.I remember the disgusting smell of the subways while waiting.I remember hearing my mom […]

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I’m Not Where I Am From

I am from music and laughterWhere I am from we get discriminated and killedwhere I am from we work and don’t get creditWhere I am from I’m expected to stay home and cleanI am from a family that believes in me But where I am from I’m taught to not believeWhere I am from I do not have powerWhere I am […]

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Home

The stories behind these walls The memories of my childhood The good and bad Behind these closed walls is home. I wake up in my bed and look around and feel safe I open my windows and nostalgia takes over I’m home. But, then I realize home is not only a place or the outside world its the people close […]

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Here she uses figurative language and she specifically uses a simile to compare her slicked hair to Halle Berry in Boomerang.

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A form of sound technique I see here is an enjambment because she ends the poem in the letter with 3 dots meaning there is more but she doesn't finish it and leave you to wonder and guess.

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The technique I see used the most is imagery she writes about things with depth to the point that you can imagine it. And it help understand what's going on more because its as if your almost there.

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She seems to be comparing what she is taking about to the women she seen where she lives. And even comparing to stray cats. and she says no offense although it seems like a hurtful thing to say.

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Seems as if she is describing something she sees daily. Letting others imagine what she sees and smells. And showing where she lives which is not fancy and full of rich people but quite the opposite.

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I enjoy how specific she is she explains it in a way that you can imagine it. Like writing the car and color you can picture how it looks.

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This just shows you he cares deeply about her cause yeah he can let her do her but he pays attention to her and around her and intends to keep her safe. Especially in such a dark world.

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I agree with the mother, yeah times may be rough right now but thats exactly why you have to keep pushing and fighting just as hard. Although it may seem there is no hope left you keep digging to find it.

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I get that Bell is there only proof at the moment but seriously there must have been more to dig up because its just not possible and time records its almost as if they aren't trying.

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Its understandable knowing how a person is feeling and people bringing up the same question as if they don't know but sometimes you do have to see it from there side. You may never know why they ask but there is always a reason.

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you can tell that Fonny is family to them because of what's stated here she was relived and that's just sweet.

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Fonny is so sweet and caring that you can tell he cant hurt someone i mean everyone can including him but he wont because he cares.

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Who Did It?

Recently, I read  The Outsider by Stephen King.  I found myself captivated by this book. The way Stephen King wrote the book is just amazing because he wrote it in a way in which the reader can try and figure out what’s going on and find the clues to solve this crime and I love that . There is not […]

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The Unknown

Milly, the protagonist in Finding Miracles has a few traits that influence her relationships with others. One, she is hopeful. Two, she is lost.  Three, she is trying to learn more about who she is. These traits influence her relationships with others. Milly figured out that her grandmother never placed her into her will because she isn’t their biological daughter […]

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Fonny is protective over Tish but not in an over exaggerated way. but in a loving way in the way he doesnt want anything bad to happen to her.

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This is wrong every child deserves to get educated kids are the future if you limit the amount of education a kid gets then what is the future.

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I agree Mrs. Hunt never really liked her or was very fond about her and her son so she wouldn't like this news.

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Fonny and Tish have a sweet relationship especially knowing how they both feel about each other before them getting together.

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Its sorta funny and sweet how both felt that way. And how they knew that something happened and got nervous so they ignored each other.

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Its sweet hearing this because not every relationship is like this. and it also differs to Fonny's parents relationship as well as Tish's parents relationship.

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I find there relationship sweet. They didn't love each other for sex and only sex which they haven't had yet but because they truly and deeply loved each other, it was more than physical attention but that they both were connected in a way.

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I guess that she meant that she imagined that they were gonna have sex together.

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What is Tish talking about? what exactly “Worked”?

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I'm guessing that she came to the realization that it is actually happening, that her and Fonny are having a baby,

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Its very sweet how she considers him family.

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the justice system was very messed up and it still is messed up and it should change, innocent lives being locked up, dying, while the guilty lives are living freely. I don't see anything right about that.

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My question is we know the reason why he got arrested but what is the fully detailed reason, what exactly did he do?

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I could never do a job like this besides the fact I'm not much of a people person the job seems tiering and I giver her an applause for that.

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Seeing things, sad, or happy can affect where you are later on in the future. the littlest things can impact how things look like in the future.

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so Fonny was arrested for being his own person. What's sad is that I can believe it and not only because I've learned about racism in these times but because I see it now in days too which is ridiculous considering that were all our own people.

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For being a religious women Mrs. Hunt isn't wat you call holy or a saint because she isn't as good as a mother she may think she is. its disgusting how she thinks that she is raising them the right way.

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Fonny seems like the kid who wanted more didn't do what the others were doing but stuck to himself. So why is he in jail? what did he do that was so bad that they needed to put him jail?

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that's just disgusting how could you tell kids that, kids, and just not feel any remorse everyone is worth something.

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I really love how supportive her mother is with telling her to focus on her child and how they will do everything about all the things going on, because that child has to be her first priority now.

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Its sweet and so heart warming to see how supportive her mother is because some don't always get lucky in the mother department and this here shows that there are good moments you just haven't seen it yet.

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A mother has more than one look they have the, what did you do look, the I already know look, the I'm pissed at you look, the I'm disappointed look, an the I'm proud look. And with just one of those looks you know how to respond or whether you should

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I feel as if a mother always has a feeling that something happened or is going to happen with there kids its almost like their superpowers almost like spiderman cause they always know something before you get the chance to tell them which is funny.

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It seems that she hasn't told her mom about her being pregnant yet and based on how things are looking at the moment I understand why. Fonny the father of her child is in prison and she's pregnant that's a lot to handle especially for her right now.

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It crazy how they went from not being friends to being best friends to being together to then moving in together. And it also adds on to the development of the characters and how there train of thought has changed.

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Its sorta funny to see how there relationship went from not knowing each other at all being complete strangers to then hanging out all the time and getting close to then marriage. It just goes to show how fast things can change in a span of time.

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How come Fonnys mom wants him to be in church and doesn't give him a choice whether he wants to go or stay but doesn't wake him up early to make sure he goes to Sunday school

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Baldwin uses his words to where I can almost hear what's happening because we already know that Mrs. Hunt is very passionate about church so him saying that she started crying out makes you understand how she cried out.

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Did the parents think it was ok to let there son hear these things?

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Fonny didn't want to go to church and he didn't enjoy it so he managed to not go. And it didn't seem as if he had as much say as to if he didn't want to go because of his mother

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She didn't really care about losing Geneva as a friend because she already had made a strong friendship with Fonny.

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Is she trying to say that Frank doesn't say or necessarily show that he loves Fonny but he actually does.

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What is he trying to say here?

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Fonny and his father had a close relationship with his father based on how he talks about him regardless of what he heard his parents do.

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Where is Margo

“Paper Towns” by John Green has surprised me so many times from the beginning, to the adventure between Margo and Quentin, to the payback, Sea world, Quentin standing up, And Margo being missing, It’s just that a lot has happened in these first few chapters. It just surprises me. The second part of “Paper Towns”  by John Green might leave […]

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What he's saying is that there celebrating freedom when in fact there is not. And he says this because no ones free until they are free and by they he means people of color I believe.

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I agree

Its almost like while the uncle was thinking about these moments he started reminiscing about the past and he felt as if he was reliving those moments and able to write about it dearly. Print this page. Author Nicolle

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Is he talking about time during slavery?

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What Is Life Without Risk

The book “Paper Towns” by John Green is a really interesting and captivating book with things people have or may have gone through in life. The book also adds a bit of mystery to it which keeps you hooked and still interested which you may not find often. The First few chapters of “Paper Towns” by John Green might leave […]

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what does he mean by slow crumbling of his faith? does he mean that his faith was starting to disappear?

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Yeah, Baldwin basically felt the need to worship god with his family all being Christian and his father, he basically felt pressured I believe.

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I agree because Baldwin mentions how it was a regular day in Harlem but that something was different he was feeling different he doesn't say it exactly but the way he worded everything makes it seem he's going through puberty.

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I agree no one should be forced or feel forced to believe in something they don't believe or want to believe people should have the freedom to express there opinion without feeling scared.

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I agree his father wanted him to become a Christian boy to not put attention on him or cause problem but he didn't do it in the very best way.

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James had worked hard to become the expectation of his father, a Christian, and when things are finally going smoothly everything comes back after that one slam across the face, because his father is close minded and wont accept it.

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what does Pathos mean? what or who is it?

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Did he ever feel like it was too much for him and unmotivated to continue?

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He's saying that after letting it all out he feels relieved like there is no more weight on his shoulder.

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I understand what He's feeling because sometimes you don't want to express how your feeling and when all of that is being held inside no more room for more everything comes falling out.

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This shows that he wanted to be wanted by someone, and hearing someone say this touched him.

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his father was in fear because when he was a kid he believed that he can do anything a white boy could and that can cause big problems.

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Its not fair

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he is saying that he wont let the white dictate what he can or can be or do. and he wont let them limit what he can do.

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illegal

he is basically saying that white have all the big powers with them no matter what and blacks cant do anything about it because they have the big powers Print this page. Author Nicolle

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not wanting to accept them

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Its disgusting

Its disgusting how this situations occurred a 13 year old doing absolutely nothing and a man a white man feels the need to say such disgusting hateful words because of his color Print this page. Author Nicolle

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He underwent changes at 14 he didn't understand

I believe he was speaking about a regular day but what was different was how he was feeling. Print this page. Author Nicolle

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To not listen to those trying to bring you down

This sentence shows how the only way you’ll get destroyed is if you believe what other say about you. Print this page. Author Nicolle

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I agree

and knowing that this isn’t all I wonder what other things they have gone through knowing there situation at that time? Print this page. Author Nicolle

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I agree

The uncle mentions how they have survived because they didn’t live with hatred but love and how they were all together through it all. Almost showing James that living with hatred wont benefit him in any way. Print this page. Author Nicolle

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To answer your first question.

Its because she sticks to herself I believe she keeps quiet so they don’t have a reason to pick on her she does her job and leaves without getting into any mishaps. Print this page. Author Nicolle

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I agree

He talks about not listening or believing what white people have to say about him and how to not live with hatred in his heart. As if the uncle is preparing him for what is to come. Print this page. Author Nicolle

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What the uncle is saying is that James must survive so his children can survive as well as his children children's.

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He should perish, what there saying is that in this country where white basically have control that they want Blacks to perish.

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This is talking about the expectation he was born into how his future is supposed to look like based on what white people have said. Based on the color of his skin they will discriminate him and like they said make him feel worthless.

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I think he's speaking about how not living with hatred in there heart helped them survive the days of slavery.

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I believe so too

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Its James Baldwins uncle

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Mystery Of The Hidden Sniper

Recently, I read “Cold Water Killer” by Andrew Hook.  I enjoyed this book. It was really interesting and made me wonder and the book kept me hooked and made me want to find out more. The protagonist is Mordant. His  story is set in 1975 in spring, specifically he goes to his office to work most of the time, and […]

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The Mystery Of Margo

Quentin and Margo used to be really close best friends, one day when they were younger they were on their way to the park when suddenly they found a dead man on their way. The first three chapters of “Paper Towns” by John Green  might leave a reader feeling a bit confused because Quentin and Margo were really close friends […]

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“14-Love-Songs” by Elizabeth Jacobson, read by Nicolle

I Remember

I’m Not Where I Am From

Home

Here she uses figurative language and she specifically uses a simile to compare her slicked hair to Halle Berry in Boomerang.

A form of sound technique I see here is an enjambment because she ends the poem in the letter with 3 dots meaning there is more but she doesn't finish it and leave you to wonder and guess.

The technique I see used the most is imagery she writes about things with depth to the point that you can imagine it. And it help understand what's going on more because its as if your almost there.

She seems to be comparing what she is taking about to the women she seen where she lives. And even comparing to stray cats. and she says no offense although it seems like a hurtful thing to say.

Seems as if she is describing something she sees daily. Letting others imagine what she sees and smells. And showing where she lives which is not fancy and full of rich people but quite the opposite.

I enjoy how specific she is she explains it in a way that you can imagine it. Like writing the car and color you can picture how it looks.

This just shows you he cares deeply about her cause yeah he can let her do her but he pays attention to her and around her and intends to keep her safe. Especially in such a dark world.

I agree with the mother, yeah times may be rough right now but thats exactly why you have to keep pushing and fighting just as hard. Although it may seem there is no hope left you keep digging to find it.

I get that Bell is there only proof at the moment but seriously there must have been more to dig up because its just not possible and time records its almost as if they aren't trying.

Its understandable knowing how a person is feeling and people bringing up the same question as if they don't know but sometimes you do have to see it from there side. You may never know why they ask but there is always a reason.

you can tell that Fonny is family to them because of what's stated here she was relived and that's just sweet.

Fonny is so sweet and caring that you can tell he cant hurt someone i mean everyone can including him but he wont because he cares.

Who Did It?

The Unknown

Fonny is protective over Tish but not in an over exaggerated way. but in a loving way in the way he doesnt want anything bad to happen to her.

This is wrong every child deserves to get educated kids are the future if you limit the amount of education a kid gets then what is the future.

I agree Mrs. Hunt never really liked her or was very fond about her and her son so she wouldn't like this news.

Fonny and Tish have a sweet relationship especially knowing how they both feel about each other before them getting together.

Its sorta funny and sweet how both felt that way. And how they knew that something happened and got nervous so they ignored each other.

Its sweet hearing this because not every relationship is like this. and it also differs to Fonny's parents relationship as well as Tish's parents relationship.

I find there relationship sweet. They didn't love each other for sex and only sex which they haven't had yet but because they truly and deeply loved each other, it was more than physical attention but that they both were connected in a way.

I guess that she meant that she imagined that they were gonna have sex together.

What is Tish talking about? what exactly “Worked”?

I'm guessing that she came to the realization that it is actually happening, that her and Fonny are having a baby,

Its very sweet how she considers him family.

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