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    Poems Comparison

    The poem “Fall” centers around a child playing in the fall, which leaves the reader with feelings of youthfulness and warmth. It goes to great lengths to give the reader an image of that time of year. “Canvas of Encouragement” centers around an artist without inspiration and out of time. The author of “Canvas of Encouragement” tries to give the reader a sense of helplessness. While different in tone, both of the poems are excellent in their execution of different techniques. The poem “Fall”

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      Twas the Night before Christmas Poem Make it Snow ! Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap. When out on the lawn there

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    amateurs had as much time as professionals to devote to their craft. The poem written by the Contessa de Dia is a canso. When discussing troubadour and trobairitz poetry, it is important to realize that they were a piece of entertainment .These poems were largely of political or moral nature. The troubadour would sing or recite poetry while playing harp during the Medieval Period the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. These poems were about more than sex they were about intimacy. The poets would sing

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    Analysis of Poem

    John Keats composed his poem, “To Autumn” after a stroll he had on an autumnal evening near the town of Winchester in Hampshire England. This poem is an ode in which Keats adeptly uses formal language, highly vivid and effective images along with the use of personification to describe three different aspects of autumn: its fruitfulness, its labour and its ultimate decline. Undoubtedly, Keats poem, “To Autumn” is a subtle and sophisticated one. Evidently, the title of the poem is different from that

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    What Is a Poem

    What is a poem? To me poems are a way of expression that can be as deep as to pull on our heartstrings or delightful enough to curve our mouth in an upward motion. Poems have been used from the beginning to express the undying love that humans are capable for each other or give us a glimpse of the horrible depression that might be on the authors mind when he let his sorrows pore out of his pen onto paper. The poem I chose was, Prayer I ask you this: Which way to go? I ask you this:

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    Analyse the poems and how they reflect the time they are written in The poem ‘The Rear-Guard” has been written by Siegfried Sassoon in 1917 during the time when Word War 1 was going on. He was provoked to write this poem because he was unhappy of the effect it had on soldiers. The poem ‘The Solitary Reaper’ on the other hand, has been written during the romantic era by William Wordsworth in 1803. It is a poem about how Wordsworth is affected by a song sung by a woman reaping grain by herself in

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    Poem Analysis

    Poem Analysis In the poem “ Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen illustrated many form of suffering that could be found World War I. It is easily understood since, World War I involved a tragic war situation and the poem also has a very exclusive sound to it. A lot of supreme use of imagery, metaphors, and diction, he clearly shows that war is terrible and horrific. The poem takes place on a cold day outside. The poem is

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    A Poem to Me

    A Poem To Me ENG 125 Introduction to Literature Miranda Saake October 6, 2013 A Poem To Me The first thing that comes to my mind when thinking about poems are two thing. 1. Something from a time when our language of English was hard for us to understand mainly the era of Shakespeare. 2. The way it rhymes all the way to the end with fun or unique words. Not all poems have this or even need to have this quality of them, but this is what I think when thinking of poems. I am doing this paper

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    Poem Responses

    once mighty and powerful Ozymandias is now shattered remains. On My First Son: In this poem, the author uses tone to show how he feels about the loss of his only son. Various tones such as anger, forgiveness, and loving are used throughout the piece. Line 5 shows the authors anger caused by the loss of his son. This is saying that he is losing his fatherhood, and his need to mourn like a father. In line 7 the poem shifts to forgiving, when the author mentions how his son won't have to go through all

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    Poem Analysis

    trenches of the First World War, Wilfred Owen’s powerful war poem, ‘The Sentry’ tells of the poet’s horrific experience during an offensive into an enemy trench. The poet paints a vivid picture of this horrible situation, and Owen’s skilful use of poetic techniques such as onomatopoeia and alliteration underlines his message that there is nothing glorious, or noble, about war. Owen is obviously scarred by the experience, and the purpose of the poem is to remind the younger generations of the tremendous

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    English Poem

    the fading daylight The laughter of kids from houses A hooded figure slowly walks alone A full moon rises Snow shimmers in the air A door opens to a friendly face A hooded figure is no longer alone This poem is about things not always appearing what they seem. While the poem makes you believe that the hooded subject is completely alone in every aspect, you finally see that sometimes the journey may be lonely, but there is always a destination and a light at the end. The many different

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    marked. Clouds are white but they darken with rain. Even a child blurs them back to little woolies on a hillside, little bundles without legs. Look, my teacher would surely tell me, they’re nothing like that. Like that: the lie. Like that: the poem. She said: Respond to the heaviest part of the figure first. Density is form. That I keep hearing destiny is not a mark of character. Like pilgrimage once morphed to mirage in a noisy room, someone so earnest at my ear. Then marriage slid

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    Poem, Belonging

    however Skrzynecki empathises throughout this poem that a lack of understanding of it can prelude ones sense of belonging and ultimately cause a feeling of disconnection, which therefore causes an impeded sense of frustration and Isolation. Furthermore through this poem Skrzynecki explores the idea behind the lack of acceptance that these migrants continue to have, hence he is unable to nourish belonging expressively at all. Through Skrynecki’s poem migrant hostel, the imagery of the birds and passage

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    Jim Poem

    A poem by Jim on his thoughts of the society and his escape. I’m Jim My colour is fairly dim, But that does not mean I’m an outcast, Meet my friend Huck were gunna leave at last, He’s only thirteen, Yeah that’s right he’s still a teen He’s the only one who sees the good in me He’s the only white teen that stood by me since 1883 When slavery was at its worst And most of us would die of thirst Society is not clear, society is not fair Oh my friend oh my Huck You are my future you’re

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    Poem

    read the poem, “My Papa’s Waltz” by Roethke (274), practice textual analysis, and work on an | | | |outline. | | | |Homework: Pg. 276, questions 14-16, and “making an argument” 4; | | | |Read the poem, “Those

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    Father Poems

    Father Poems Two men have something in common and that is writing. Nick Flynn and Simon J. Ortiz have very different backgrounds but both love to writing. Flynn was born in 1960, in Scituate, Massachusetts, and had a very difficult life. His mother committed suicide when he was twenty-two years old and his father was an alcoholic. Through all this difficulties, Flynn wrote poems and books about his challenges. His poems were awarded “Discovery”/ The Nation Prize, and he also received fellowships

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    Paraphrased Poem

    Taylor Clark April 25, 2014 Eng 102 MW 9:30 Paraphrase Below is a four stanza, each with four lines, poem written by a man named David G. Kelley, about his wife. Although he is not a famous poet, this is a beautifully written poem mostly because it is real and personal. His love for her shines brightly through the romantic words used. I came across this poem while looking for inspiration in writing my own vows for my upcoming wedding. And while I was looking for something written about a husband

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    Poems

    Explore the ways different poets respond to the experiences of relationship in their poems. The poem "Nettles" by Vernon Scannel is about the narrator showing his thoughts and feelings when his son fell in a bed of nettles. The poem shows us that their relationship was strong and that they were close. The poet uses a metaphors to share his thoughts and feelings. An example of a metaphor is when the poet compares the nettles to be "green spears." The words "green spears" makes me think the nettle

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    Love Poems

    Love Poems “Love” is possibly the most recurrent and controversial subject to be found in the world of poetry. Most of the greatest and highly prestigious poets have given expression to their ideas about love through their verses. This is, in fact, what makes a poem rich and original. Sharing the same topic, each poet is able to convey a different perspective of its implications. Each poet describes love in his own way and expresses his feelings and conceptions of love in a totally creative and

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    Theme of a Poem

    The first poem We Real Cool, by , would’ve be very difficult to get the rhythm of the poem down correctly or how it was intended without hearing the voice to assist. My listening experience to this poem was interesting and to be honest a lot easier to get the tone and message because you have a voice guiding you and you can match the voice to what you think of the author and their views. The way the narrator spoke in a specific cadence brought out the theme a lot easier and more profound. Hearing

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    Response to a Poem

    Reading Response To A Poem Angel Setzer Lyndsey Lefebrve ENG125 6/16/2014 Reading Response To A Poem The way a writer writes their poem and how they use all the literary forms, depends on how interesting a poem will be. For it to engage my interest, the poem needs to have some kind of meaning behind what he or she is writing. I love a good down to earth poem that has some kind of

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    Poem

    I. Thesis: The use of Imagery, sooth words, and a unique rhythm are ways that authors of poems try to attract readers but in Robert Frost’s “The road not taken” he compels the reader by using aspects in his life to appeal to readers and maybe even without realizing it himself. II. Background on the author a. Family b. Travel c. Education d. Work III. Setting of poem e. Relation to authors background f. Culture g. Environment IV. Symbolism

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    Romantic Poem

    at that time looked at the beauty in our life. Their poems were elegant, focusing on nature or the femininity of a lovely lady. They all mentioned about natural views and some religious symbols. Poets were using literary techniques to express their feelings. However, the target they wrote were not always the same. Byron’s passion on a beautiful lady inspired him while Blake used animals as symbols to represent God and his people. In the poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”, Wordsworth thought himself

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    Poem

    putting flowers on a tiny grave. Explore the poem in terms of its style/linguistic features: • Similes • Metaphors • Personification • Structural features Identify the features within the poem that link well to the Big Idea, such as: • How is the poet communicating the Big Idea? Red. • How does the poem relate to the Big Idea? Gray. • Is the society represented in the poem a just one? Mint. • Is there an example of undue suffering in the poem? Brown. • How does it compare to the other

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    what you consider to be the most dominant subject or idea that the poem communicates In a single sentence, state the theme or statement that the poem makes (implies) about the subject you selected. Identify and list three effective techniques or devices that help to convey this statement. For each device you identified, write a brief statement (one sentence) explaining its effectiveness (what it contributes to the poem, its function). Taking into consideration your responses thus

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    Poem Analysis

    Poem Analysis University of Phoenix/ENG/340 Team C Poem Analysis Natural Beauty The language used in this poem is a form of apostrophe as the team addresses a landscape painting (Thiel, 2005, p. 30). The team also used synthesis in the poem, associating an image perceived by our senses with one we have perceived before (Thiel, 2005, p. 31), e.g. a visit to a beach in the summer time. Personification, human characterizes to something nonhuman, was also used “The wind rustles through the

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    Poem

    Poem Name: Institution: POEM Alienation of the black persons was evident in United States in the past. This is because black race was considered to be a slave society. Moreover, because of alienation, society determined what an individual did, the places he or she visited, as well as the facilities an individual used. The poem Mr. Z talks about an African American person whose acts can only

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    Love in Poem

    Explore the ways that Barrett Browning and Duffy present love in their poems. Both the poets have different approach towards love, though they both share the same theme. Both the poets have penned their poems in different time frames, which would affect their style and manner of writing such as Barrett Browning using “thee” and “thine” opposed to the more modern and widely used “you” and “you’re” which is used by Carol Ann Duffy. Both Carol Ann Duffy and Barrett Browning utilize the themes

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    Poem Analysis

    process of writing a poem is not straightforward, but it is engaging. By examining published contemporary poems, such as “The Clan” and “Spitting Image” in class, I have a better understanding about genre conventions of contemporary poems. It also allows me to apply these techniques in my own poetry writing. I used figurative languages in my first line “The clouds are like cotton”, which is similar with “my mother like a small bird” that Kara Van de Graaf has written in her poem “Spitting Image”.

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    Poem

    English 1020 Beauty by Tony Hoagland I found this poem to be both sad and uplifting. It tells the story of two sisters, one the butterfly perfectly shaded, finding all the most perfect flowers; the other one, the voyeur, in the background watching and amazed at the flight of the butterfly. The sister tells the story of how beautiful her sister had been until the medication she was taking caused permanent blue stitches that formed across her cheeks. The beautiful sister knowing that her

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    Poem Explication

    Teresa Yang  ENG 155:  Introduction to Literature  March 26, 2015  An Extended Metaphor:  Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”  In Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken”, it explores the aspects of human  decisions and choices, corresponding to an oxymoron because choices that impacts so little  should bear the most indifference, but instead it is the most complicated. It is shown through  several different techniques such as metaphors, symbolism, repetition, and his writing style.  Robert Frost was born on March 26

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    Poems

    How does the writer use language to get across the theme of the poem? Old Age Gets Up Stirs its ashes and embers, its burnt sticks An eye powdered over, half melted and solid again Ponders Ideas that collapse At the first touch of attention The light at the window, so square and so same So full-strong as ever, the window frame A scaffold in space, for eyes to lean on Supporting the body, shaped to its old work Making small movements in gray air Numbed from the blurred

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    language that appeals directly to the senses by describing a thing, a person, a feeling or an experience. This poem by Canadian Raymond Souster demonstrates the use of literal imagery: I Wanted To Smash I wanted to smash something, anything against their dull, stupid faces, but then you reached down with a certain smile, put a flower in my hand. Raymond Souster In this poem, Souster uses literal imagery that appeals to our senses. The "something" that might be smashed against the "dull

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    The Albatross, Poem

    Charles Baudelaire's "The Albatross" is a French poem. It was first published in 1861 as one of the poems in Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil). "The Albatross" appeared under its original French title,"L'Albatros," in a section entitled "Spleen et Idéal" ("Spleen and the Ideal"). Les Fleurs du Mal was one of the most influential works of the nineteenth century. Among its themes are beauty and ugliness in life, boredom, death, despair, the role of the poet, and cultural decadence. The book

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    Random Poems

    Random Poems By: Kuhlaire24 Fantasy to Reality In the past, he was just my fantasy,  I even know some of his biography.  And now I still can't believe he became my friend,  my only wish is our friendship will never end.  He is a little bit popular in school,  but he is genial and natural person which is cool.  I can't forget our first conversation,  his overall feature captured my attention.  I feel uncomfortable when he's here,  I even feel cold whenever he's near.  my spirit suddenly flew

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    could endure this pain I’m bearing Hoping that she would come back, but it seems never Can anybody make me believe that true love last forever? Can anybody love and stay with me forever? Is there such a thing as happily ever after? As I wrote this poem tears fall like it’s raining Yet no one notice coz in a dark solitude place I was hiding I don’t want anything all I want is mine everything Now still suffering from the pain I got from loving MAEDEN Mystery of mysteries is she Fantasy creature could

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    The Poem

    The poem, “Caribbean Journal” written by Cecil Gray, centers on the theme of poverty and homelessness. The author draws an invisible line to separate two classes of persons, the homeless and the affluent. He posits rhetorical devices such as symbolism, imagery and personification to illustrate these points. He also weaves them within the construct of five stanzas supported by seventeen lines. The journal entry has three characters. Namely: the boy – the victim of poverty, the affluent persons

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    Poems for English

    with some long religious poems: the Christ, in three parts; two poems on St. Guthlac; the fragmentary "Azarius"; and the allegorical Phoenix. Following these are a number of shorter religious verses intermingled with poems of types that have survived only in this codex. All the extant Anglo-Saxon lyrics, or elegies, as they are usually called--"The Wanderer," "The Seafarer," "The Wife's Lament," "The Husband's Message," and "The Ruin"--are found here. These are secular poems evoking a poignant sense

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    Poem Analysis

    Lion Lay Down with Deer”: A Poem Analysis (1973) Leslie Marmon Silko wrote this poem, and she is known for her lyric treatment of Native American subjects. Born in 1948, Silko is of Laguna Pueblo, Mexican and Anglo-American heritage. The poem can be paraphrased with the line, “when I go out into nature, I see that Native American culture and nature itself is being forgotten and destroyed.” Silko portrays a beautiful day in nature, with vivid imagery through the entire poem to add effect and enrich

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    Poem and Form

    performance, such as Shakespeare’s The Twelfth Night. Lyric poetry is to express strong emotions, such as ode, elegy, sonnet, idyll, pastoral and ballad. Based on the function or the purpose of the poetry, the form of the poetry may vary in different poems. The form of the poetry Poetry as a language art relies on both visual form and audio form. As Lu Xun once said, the beauty of Chinese articles exists in the form and the sound (中国文章之美,乃为形声二者。). As for literary works, Liu Xie believed that a good

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    shifted to the shepherds and steppes; it is played for them at the end of the day to forget their tiredness. On the other hand, there is well-known ballad named Gada Meilin. Gada Meilin has a wonderful story that became a long narrative poem of some 600 lines. The poem contains some articstic falsification and some historical facts. Everything is included in the song: Gada’s dismissal, appeal and imprisonment; Peony, his wife, killing of their daughter to affect his escape, and Gada’s uprising, defeat

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    Poem

    Classic Poetry Series Robert Frost - poems - Publication Date: 2004 Publisher: PoemHunter.Com - The World's Poetry Archive "In White": Frost's Early Version Of Design A dented spider like a snow drop white On a white Heal-all, holding up a moth Like a white piece of lifeless satin cloth Saw ever curious eye so strange a sight? Portent in little, assorted death and blight Like the ingredients of a witches' broth? The beady spider, the flower like a froth, And the moth carried

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    Poem Analysis

    Count: “Annabel Lee:” A Tragic Love Poem Analysis "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe is a true love story ending with tragedy, and the author set the poem step-by-step with a logical sequence known as a narrative poem. He wrote this poem immediately after the death of his first wife Virginia Clemm. He married his thirteen year-old cousin, and he also faced financial difficulties. He writes down this romantic and tragic poem to remember his childhood love, and the poem tells us that Poe still has a very

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    Poems Analysis

    “The Beauty of Nature” The poems The Tyger by William Blake and Work without hope by Samuel Coleridge seems to relate to one another. The characters of these two poems lack appreciation of the beauty of nature that is around them; whether it is because of their constant questioning or emotional issues. These two characters seem to have something that holds them back from appreciating the true beauty in life. A close analysis of The Tyger and Work without hope allows us to examine human nature and

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    Poem

    Dutt By Ishaan on July 29, 2013 5 SHARES 4 COMMENTS Analysis of Our Casuarina Tree by Toru Dutt Our Casuarina Tree is a poem by Toru Dutt which is about the Casuarina tree that grew in the poetess’ courtyard and her memories associated with it. Summary The poetess writes this in reminiscence of the Casuarina tree that grew in the courtyard of her childhood home. The poem opens with a description of the tree, tall enough to make it seem like it touches the stars, strong enough to continue growing

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    Poems

    Assonance Poems Assonance happens when the vowel sound within a word matches the same sound in a nearby word, but the surrounding consonant sounds are different. "Tune" and "June" are rhymes; "tune" and "food" are assonant. Example: "I sipped the rim with palatable lip."   (The "i" sound is repeated in sipped, rim and lip.)   Assonance is a is a difficult sound to achieve in a poem, as it is easier to slip into a rhyming formula. The difficulty here is to have the assonant words near

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    language. By his verse the minds of many were often excited to despise the world, and to aspire to heaven." Cædmon's only known surviving work is Cædmon's Hymn, the nine-line alliterative vernacular praise poem in honour of God which he supposedly learned to sing in his initial dream. The poem is one of the earliest attested examples of Old English and is, with the runic Ruthwell Cross and Franks Casket inscriptions, one of three candidates for the earliest attested example of Old English poetry

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    Poem

    The poem I chose to write about is called “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” Written by Robert Frost. The poem is from the point of view of an old man who has been riding through the woods and stops. It is the middle of the night and he is watching the snow fall as we can plainly see from the lines “He will not see me standing here/to watch the woods fill up with snow” and “between the woods and frozen lake/ the darkest evening of the year.” To me it seems that the idea of this poem is stopping

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    Poem Essay

    POEM ESSAY Christol Council Liberty University Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening By Robert Frost Introduction The poem is a surprisingly complex poem with voice of the narrator describing the beauty of the snowy night. What drew the narrator to stop on this cold night? The literary breakdown of this poem is vast and gives the reader a sense of presence. 1. The woods • Whose woods were they? • What drew

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    Desiderata

    Desiderata by Max Ehrmann  Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.  Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser

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