"highschool's secret life" and "dude looks like a lady"

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Dr. O’Connor College Writing I 4 September 2007 “High School’s Secret Life” and “Dude Looks Like a Lady” Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines the word “tribe” as a social group comprising numerous families, clans, or generations together with slaves, dependents, or adopted strangers. Just graduating from high school last year, I know better than most just how cliquey those last four years of school can be. When I hear the word tribe, I associate it with primitive, savage people. White wanted the reader to picture untamed people when she used the word tribe. She associated the word tribe with high school cliques, because sometimes high school is filled with just as many uncivilized people as wild tribes. There are many references throughout the entire essay to the wild, rude teenagers. One big reference is in the third paragraph of the essay, “The cafeteria is the place where forms of human sacrifice occur, the merciless rituals of cruelty on which the kids thrive.” Her reference to “human sacrifice” makes the cafeteria seem like a hunting ground,
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor O'connor during the Fall '06 term at Slippery Rock.

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