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A Beginning and End

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A Beginning and End

Gloria Skains English 101-10/ Perkins Comparison/Contrast

A Beginning and End

Thesis: There is a reason for all seasons, two of which are spring with its new beginning and autumn with its incipient decline.

I. Spring
A. Daylight
B. Gardens
C. Insects
D. Color
E. Nests
F. Migratory birds
G. Coats of animals
H. Rain
II. Autumn
A. Daylight
B. Gardens
C. Insects
D. Color
E. Nests
F. Migratory birds
G. Coats of animals
H. Rain

Each change and occurrence
that takes place during each season is so
important to the outcome of the next, because the seasons are all entwined. The activities which are common to each season have a profound effect on the cycle of plant and animal life. There is a reason for all seasons, two of which are spring with its new beginning and autumn with its incipient decline.

Mother nature wakes after a long restful sleep, stands, claps her hands, and calls spring to attention because this is the time of reawakening, a sudden surprising emergence after a period of concealed existence. I rise early because the days are becoming longer now. As I walk and explore this new morning, I cannot help but notice the activity that surrounds me. Gardens are being tilled and planted for the ground is warm and will soon break with sprouts of future bounty. Butterflies of every color are seen flittering and fluttering, while insects of all kinds are heard buzzing and humming. Butterfly and insects eagerly emerge from their winter homes intent on the tasks which lie ahead. The landscape is a palette of every shade of green imagineable. Before my very eyes, a kaleidoscope of colors splash the horizon as buds, leaves, and blossoms spring forth and pollen fills the air. The nests of foul, squirrel, and other animals are busy with activity for they are full with...

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