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Japanese Genkouyoushi and Essay Tips

It’s a type of paper used in all manuscripts of writing in Japanese. Vertical writing usually starts from right to left and top to bottom. Horizontal writing starts from left to right and top to bottom. Here are some tips for you. Vertical Writing Title: write the title in the 1st line. The 1st word Read more about Japanese Genkouyoushi and Essay Tips[…]

Ego Boundaries: What Are Ego Boundaries?

The purpose of ego boundaries is to protect the self. And through having these in place, one will know the difference between who they are and who someone else is. They allow for ones inner space to be protected and looked after. These are not visible to the naked eye like a physical body is. Read more about Ego Boundaries: What Are Ego Boundaries?[…]

So You Thought Break Dance Was Dead? Think Again!

In the early 1980’s, break dance exploded onto the scene and became a national phenomenon that officially ushered in the “Hip-Hop” era. Then in the 90’s, the popularity of Rap music dominated the scene, essentially forcing “break dancing” out of the public spotlight and back to its underground origins. That is where break dancing has Read more about So You Thought Break Dance Was Dead? Think Again![…]

Three Myths About Holden Caulfield in JD Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye

With the death of my favorite “coming of age” author a few years ago, I started thinking about my take on Holden Caulfield. Sure fifty years have skipped by since my first reading, but I wondered how I felt about Holden now that I am way past my teen years. Was he one of the Read more about Three Myths About Holden Caulfield in JD Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye[…]

Three More Myths About Holden Caulfield in JD Salinger's Catcher in the Rye

1. Holden has learned at an early age that men are from Mars, and women are from Venus. Well, not exactly. Holden seems to have a lot of teen trouble with members of the opposite sex. When he's in a romantic relationship, he does not know how to read the ladies that he's dating. On Read more about Three More Myths About Holden Caulfield in JD Salinger's Catcher in the Rye[…]

Who Is the Funniest Children’s Poet?

If you were to ask this elementary teacher of thirty-three years what poet has had the biggest impact on students, the thumbs up winner of light verse is Shel Silverstein. (Light verse being defined as “poetry that is playful or humorous and usually rhymed.”) Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up or Every Thing Read more about Who Is the Funniest Children’s Poet?[…]

The Purpose of Digressions in Beowulf

Few other features are more characteristic of Beowulf than the use of numerous digressions and distinct episodes. While some scholars have made attempts to show that the digressions, or some of them at least, have something in them which is inappropriate to the main narrative and are detrimental to the poetic value of Beowulf, this Read more about The Purpose of Digressions in Beowulf[…]

Helicopter Over the Jungle (From a Dream) (Motif, First Thought Poetry)

Mike my brother, hot muggy, jungle all around him, lost in its sea of ​​green, my helicopter softly roaring my helicopter softly roaring my helicopter softly roaring over the top of the mass of green- (they just saved someone from the jungle a day ago-) told my Commanding Officer, an Army Captain, we had to Read more about Helicopter Over the Jungle (From a Dream) (Motif, First Thought Poetry)[…]

Cloistered Poetry In the Abyss of Dreams ((The Old Tramp) (Poetic Prose))

He, the old tramp, had found a lost continent. He dreamed a new world. And he had stepped into it, -so long now had he drifted back and forth from it, he had forgotten who he had been. But he mumbled often-to what might have been listening- "Too many people around, too indifferent, self-absorbed." And Read more about Cloistered Poetry In the Abyss of Dreams ((The Old Tramp) (Poetic Prose))[…]

Could You Write 20 or More Reasons to Write Poetry?

Could you give 21 reasons to write poetry? That's what I surprised of myself after listing 10 reasons for writing poetry. Then once I listed, I went on to 20. True, I love poetry. So it was easy for me. American poet Gregory Orr says that "Whenever I read a poem that moves me, I Read more about Could You Write 20 or More Reasons to Write Poetry?[…]