American Literature & Composition
November 3rd, 2016
12 Angry Men Questions
12 Angry Men is one of my favorite movies. It is also a perfect examination of Identifying the
other. Consider how the characters are identified. If you dont
William Wilson- Edgar Allan Poe
What say of it? what say of CONSCIENCE grim,
That spectre in my path?
LET me call myself, for the present, William Wilson. The fair page now lying before me need not be
sullied with my real appella
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
THE MARVELLOUS THING IS THAT ITS painless," he said. "That's how you know when it starts."
"Is it really?"
"Absolutely. I'm awfully sorry about the odor though. That must bother you."
"Don't! Please don't."
"Look at them," he said
I sing the body electric,
The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them,
They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them,
And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of
Although it was often part of his job, Jeff Stewart hadn't been expecting to find a body
today. It was Saturday morning, and he was doing some diving for his friend and
drinking buddy, Mel 'Biz' Potter. A storm had passed through t
Thomas Harriot, from A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia
Of the nature and manners of the people.
It resteth I speake a word or two of the naturall inhabitants, their natures and maners, leauing
large discourse thereof vntill time mo
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A subtle chain of countless rings
The next unto the farthest brings;
The eye reads omens where it goes,
And speaks all languages the rose;
And, striving to be man, the worm
Mounts through all the spires of form.
"Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America" (1784)
Savages we call them, because their manners differ from ours, which we think the
perfection of civility; they think the same of theirs.
Perhaps, if we could examine the manners of
How 'The Star-Spangled
Banner,' racist or not, became
our national anthem
In 1931, Congress passed a bill to make "The Star-Spangled Banner" the official national anthem
of the United States. But the decision was far from simple.
Among the points
[On the 11th of March 1930, the crowd swelled to 10,000 at the evening prayer held on
the Sabarmati sands at Ahmedabad. At the end, Gandhi delivered a memorable speech
on the eve of his historic march:]
In all probability this will be my last speech to yo
Huckleberry Finn Vocabulary
1. Victuals food fit for human consumption.
2. Middling to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
3. Tanyard An enclosure where the tanning of leather is carried on; a tannery.
4. Skiff A flat
Comedy Terms (Different Kinds of Comedy)
Parody: In literary criticism, this term refers to an imitation of a serious literary work or the signature
style of a particular author in a ridiculous manner. A typical parody adopts the style of the original and
Bartleby the Scrivener : A Story of
I am a rather elderly man. The nature of my avocations for the last thirty
years has brought me into more than ordinary contact with what would seem
an interesting and somewhat singular set o