If I Am A River Essays

  • If I Were a River

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    A river with all its beauty is one of the finest creations of God. It is an asset to mankind and serves all living things in several ways. If I was a river, I would just love to flow everywhere as per my fancies. My flow would depend upon my mood. But, no matter what the mood or time, I would in the process of my flow avoid habitations for fear of destroying human settlements. This would be done because I know that my movement in the thickly populated areas would damage man and his property. I

  • My Hometown Essay

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    I grew up in a small city in the Southwest China. The city is divided by our mother river named Fujiang. The river is flowing slowly and it is scrupulously clean. The Fujiang River is a tributary from the Yangtze, which rises in the Sichuan Xuebaoding Hills. In the distance rose the Fujiang Bridge, it is a tall and magnificent symbolic bridge. In the evening, the lights on the bridge are all full on, like a rainbow across the Fujiang River. Standing on the bridge, we can look at the whole view of

  • Where I Am From

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    Where Am I From? Where I am From I am from…the history of Vietnam I am from… Lac Long Quan and Au Co with a hundred eggs that hatched a hundred children An Duong Vuong who built Co Loa citadel and fight with enemy by “no than” Hai Ba Trung with a big elephant Nguyen Hue I am from…a beautiful city, Hue. I am from… Hoa Phuong, a red flower that has represented teenagers appears in the summer Trang Tien, a bride that has located in the middle of the city connects two sides of Hue city

  • Cliff Jumping in Honduras

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    Jumping in Honduras I have always took a lot of risks,and try to live life to the fullest. a couple examples are backcountry skiing, surfing, BMX biking. I think the most real one was cliff jumping in Honduras. That is what i am going to tell you about in this story. When I was 14 my family and I went to Honduras. The reason we went to Honduras is for a vacation/missions trip. We had been supporting an orphanage, Give Hope 2 Kids, for the past 4 years. My family and i had been there once before

  • Words Of The Mother And Motherland Are United

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    Words of The Mother and Motherland are united I believe in my homeland. Every person has his dear corner in the world. This is the place, where I was born and grew, where my grandfather and my father were born. Motherland is my home, my cradle. Motherland is the place, where for many years’ sounds our dear language and mother’s song. Our motherland is called Ukraine. She is big and powerful. She has many villages and cities, rivers and lakes, woods and mountains. The capital of our country is

  • How Hesse Use Symbolism

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    Sean Pettaway March 28, 2014 Period: C In this essay I will explain how Hesse uses symbolism and self-reflection to describe Siddhartha search for meaning. He uses symbols of a river, his son, and a ferryman. This shows how you can learn many things just from your surroundings. For self-reflection he shows you have to live and learn. He feels as though you can’t into someone else shoes for experience. Siddhartha was a rich man who lived a nice wealthy life. He then eventually realized

  • Paradoxical Nature of Our World

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    be true about our nature. Heraclitus states paradoxically that “In the same river we both step and do not step, we are and we are not.” In this statement he captivates the idea of constant change via empirical observation and the paradoxical behavioral of our world. This statement arose many questions in the philosophical world; philosophers such as Cratylus introduced the concept of not being able to step in the same river once due to the constant change that occurs while stepping. Heraclitus, as

  • Amazon Diary Essay

    750 Words  | 3 Pages

    Day 1 Here I am, my plane has crashed while on my way to South America and I am now in the most ecologically diverse area of the planet, The Amazon rainforest. I am the only survivor and have salvaged what I can from the wreckage to help me survive. I have salvaged fresh food, a knife, waterproof materials, blankets, first-aid supplies, compass, map of the rainforest, some water purification tablets and a hammock with mosquito net to protect me from bugs and insects at night. I’m lucky that the

  • River Crab vs Red Pepper

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    Demiree Fultz ENG 101 Mrs. Forbes 18 Nov 2012 River Crab vs. Red Pepper North From seafood, burgers and pasta, to Ethnic cultured foods, everyone loves to go out and eat at a restaurant for a nice meal. When choosing a place to eat, people usually compare different restaurants in order to make a decision. As a waitress, I realize how much of a difference there is between many restaurants. For example, the River Crab restaurant, located in St. Clair, and Red Pepper North restaurant, located

  • Langston Hughes' 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers' vs Khalil Gibran's 'I Believe in You'

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    El Zakhem 1 George El Zakhem English 126 Shick 2/11/13 “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” versus “I Believe In You” The Harlem renaissance during the 1920’s epitomized the struggle of the African-American community. Langston Hughes’ a prominent African-American writer during this movement came to be the figure head of this era of writing. Likewise Khalil Gibran a Lebanese immigrant would also contribute to the poetry of this age. However his work wouldn’t be fully recognized until the counter-culture

  • By The Waters Of Babylon

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    By the Waters of Babylon Essay             “I saw it happen. I saw the last of them die. It was like darkness over the broken city and I wept. ” This is when the protagonist sees his vision of the Gods and the Great Burning. John, the protagonist and narrator in Stephen Vincent Benet powerful short story "By The Waters of Babylon", goes on a religious expedition hoping to become a man. As the story begins, John goes on a religious expedition to earn his rite of passage. He witnesses many religious

  • Speech – “Ice-Breaking Journeys”

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    “Ice-breaking Journeys” Good evening all. As this is my Ice Breaker speech, I thought before I started on it, I’d look up the origins of the term Ice Breaker. Was it something to do with drinks? Well, for those that didn’t know, it harks back to the Northern Hemisphere roots of the language. In winter, rivers often freeze over. So, before a ship could travel down to the trading port, a special ship went into the river and broke the ice for it. Hence an “ice breaker” is needed in order to,

  • Story ( as a Slave in Underground Railroad )

    1445 Words  | 6 Pages

    My Name is Pirzada, and I was born a slave in Virginia. I’ve been working these tobacco fields since I was a boy. Planting . . . harvesting . . . binding and stacking. Backbreaking work, sunup to sundown. I sleep in a small wooden cabin with another family, an old hay mattress on the floor for a bed, no privacy. Still, I wouldn’t be a house slave here for nothing. The mistress won’t even get up to go across the room to get a drink of water. A Negro has to bring it to her. I was sold to this plantation

  • Nature Walk- In Thoreau's Shoes

    1016 Words  | 5 Pages

    As I step aversely onto the worn path, I ask myself several questions; What am I looking to get out of this experience? Will I really find the serenity Thoreau achieved? I look up to the sky, the weather is drizzly and the clouds are a solemn gray, but the excitement of nature’s beckon overwhelms my every sense. A child, unwilling to do what her parents asked of her, I grudgingly take the first steps of my journey along this path. My mind travels to the times other people must have traveled this

  • Wellness in Adults and Young Children

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    the house. After taking the self-inventory, I learn that I need some work on my sleeping habits and food choices and even exercising. My reflection and comments are as follow when they ask do you eat vegetable and fruits with every meal I wrote I always eat vegetable but not fruits I am not a big fruit eater but now I am trying to lose weight I been slowly adding fruits into my diet. Working as a cashier, we are drill on safety rules around

  • Eulogy of Morrie

    875 Words  | 4 Pages

    And the Deep River Ran On | Eulogy for Morrie Schwartz | Written by: Catrina Kilfoy Date: May 22, 2013 | Eulogy | Oral Speaking Techniques | Welcome family and dear friends. Today we are here to celebrate the life and love of my husband, best friend and soul mate, Morrie. I would like to begin with a quote from Morrie’s favourite poet, W.H. Auden as I know it will please you my dear,This is an excerpt from what has also now become one of my favourites, As I Walked Out One Evening:“

  • Siddhartha Essay

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    his family home in the beginning of the story when he is still at home. He then lives in the forest with the Samanas before he moves into the city where he meets Kamala. At the end of the Novel, he ends up living with the ferryman Vasudeva at the river. Plot Summary: Siddhartha and Govinda grow up together as the children of Brahmins. Siddhartha is loved by all his family and friends, but still feels a void. His soul is like a “waiting vessel” and he wants to be enlightened, so he sets out to find

  • West Side Diary Story

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    Diary entry 1: on May I left the Missouri river for our long journey across the plains. The '49er's averaged about 15 days; during the years before and after 1849, the figure was reduced. Probably most fell within a time frame of a week to 10 days. I knew looking for gold was a big shot and I also knew that if you got lucky you’re a millionaire and if you don’t you have lost a lot of money and a bunch of time. I am on my way right now on my oxen that oxen were much preferred

  • Siddhartha Character Roles

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    One, helps Siddhartha realize how he can achieve Nirvana. Kamala, a rich, beautiful women, entrances Siddhartha and teaches him the art of love. Last, Vasudeva, the knowledgeable ferryman, leads Siddhartha to enlightenment, through the way of the river. These three individuals all impact Siddhartha’s life greatly in their own individual ways. Gotama, who has already reached enlightenment, helps Siddhartha recognize that the path in which he desires, must be travelled alone. When Siddhartha first

  • Comparisson of Siddhrtha and Alchemist

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    the author repeats the word “learn” three times. Also, to characterize Siddhartha as very curious and very questioning of the world around him, Hesse covers Siddhartha’s wonders on an entire page, page three. At times I feel as though Herman Hesse overdoes this repetitive emphasis. I want to start out with the differences in the main character Siddhartha and Santiago. Siddhartha is a respected member of his society right from the beginning, due to being a son of a Brahman and an attractive and intelligent