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Thanksgiving Poem

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When you think of thanksgiving, 

What do you think of?

Do you think of the turkey?

The mashed potatoes?

The cranberry sauce?

The Mac and cheese?

Do you think of family?

Friends?

Or do you think of thanks?

For many thanksgiving is a time of

Eating, drinking, and having fun with the family 

For others

It’s a time of reflection

A time to reflect on everything you have

And remember how thankful you are

For the things you have

For me

I don’t like the food part

I like the family part

I like the having fun part

But when I I think of thanksgiving

I think of all I’m thankful for

The roof over my head,

The food I eat,

The school I go to,

The bed I sleep in,

The iPad I work on everyday

The theater I’m able to do

That’s what I think of

When I think of

Thanksgiving.

 


Tom Sawyer Essay

Denny Morgan

Fitz English

Tom Sawyer essay

11-16-18

Final essay on the themes in The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

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The next moment he was "showing off" with all his might—cuffing boys, pulling hair, making faces—in a word, using every art that seemed likely to fascinate a girl and win her applause [Chapter IV]

Tom Sawyer is a young boy who lives his life how he wants. He lives in the 1800s where rules are very strict, but Tom does not want to live that way. He is constantly on new adventures and doing new things. Tom is constantly showing off to his friends so that way he can seem better than them. In that time they entertain themselves by using their imagination and playing pretend, sometimes even when they are playing pretend they are showing off. He lives his life never thinking of what can go wrong and throughout the book he is making mistakes and while he pretended that he learned from them he actually doesn’t really care. He has a special skill of overcoming every challenge that is put his way.

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Tom Sawyer Literary Reflection

Problem Solving

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”Problems are meant to be solved, but unfortunately, a lot of people choose to complain, worry, and cry about them.”

-Edmond Mbiaka

-Denny Morgan

     The first step you take is always the hardest, but you can learn to do it well. The book, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, is written very differently than the way we speak now. It was a challenge to understand what was going on in this story, but once I understood what was happening, I started to enjoy some parts of the story. Mark Twain wrote this book, not just for the entertainment of children, but also to remind adults of how they used to be. In the preface of the book he makes sure to tell us this.

Although my book is intended mainly for the entertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked... [The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, Preface] 

It is obvious that he intentionally uses things like apostrophes to show how the kids would actually talk back then, which also makes it more of a challenge as a reader living in the modern day.

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