• Living on the Fringes: the Multi-Culutural Identity
    other culture(s). I personally relate to this as my father is Haitian, my mother is French and I was raised in the United States. In other words, I am black, white, American, French and Haitian- a confusing identity for anyone. We see this also in Julia Alvarez’s Something to Declare, a collection of...
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  • Identity Through Language
    with one another and she feels a resulting sense of fragmentation and disorientation, showing so in Julia Alvarez’s book, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. Born on March 27, 1951, Julia Alvarez spent the first ten years of her life in the country of her birth: the Dominican Republic. On the...
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  • Julia Alvarez
    DeLeon M. Dahlin English 101 February 27, 2012 Julia Alvarez Women over the years have become well-established writers. They have had inspiration from other writers, but most of all from their own personal experiences. These writings have affected their life significantly. Julia Alvarez who has written...
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  • How the Garcia Girls lost their accents; bi-culural identity
    How the Garcia Girls lost their Accents. In How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents, Julia Alvarez discusses the four girls’transition from the Dominican Republic to America. The Garcia’s are an immigrant family who must find a balance between their identity as Dominicans and their new identities...
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  • first muse
     The story “First muse” by Julia Alvarez tell us about he life in The Dominican Republic. She starts to read The Thousand and One Nights book under her bed. She saw her self reflected in the dark haired almond-eyed girl on the book cover. Alvarez identify with the bright ambitious girl stuck in...
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  • Superman and Me and Daughter of Invention
    Quinn 1 English 102 Section #20 Journal Writing #1 In the short story, Superman and Me, the author Sherman Alexie writes, “I loved those books, but I also knew that love had only one purpose. I was trying to save my life” (Alexie 6). As a young Indian boy living...
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  • Comparing Yo! and the Help: How Authors Use Their Styles to Teach American Culture
    who have experienced the undisclosed elements of America’s past do you begin to understand how we as a country have developed. Two such stories are Julia Alvarez’s Yo! And Kathryn Stockett’s The Help. But it takes more than a good storyline to bring the past to life. The storyteller must be able to...
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  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Thei
    narrative because of the fact that it’s confusing to the reader . This is a style of writing that has been recognized and analyzed by critics . Julia Alvarez is a well- known writer and in a way , mirrors events that happened in her own life , in her book . Looking into her life , it show’s that...
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  • The different way to study English from Vietnamese and Spanish
    Thien Nguyen Professor Hinds English 1153 September 15, 2013 The Differences between Learning English from Spanish and Vietnamese. Reading, “My English”, by Julia Alvarez somehow reminds me the process of studying English. Unlike the author, I was born and grew up in a place far from the United...
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  • Catching the Snow
    David Hudson Instructor: Eddy English 101 section 51 November 12, 2012 Catching the Snow The bold and stirring short story, “Snow”, was written with deceptive intensity and a sincere tenacity that grabs you immediately. It tells the story of ten year old Yolanda, a little immigrant New...
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  • My Literary Analysis
    Literary Analysis: By Christian Jones The author of My First Free Summer Julia Alvarez, wrote about the part of the summer she had in which she escaped the Dominican Republic for the U.S. I believe that Alvarez choose to write about this important time in her summer because it was...
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  • My English Summary
    Even if Julia Alvazer was born in NY, her first language is Spanish. The struggle she has to go through to “keep up” w/ her own language thinking as its somehow superior then what she already knows. Summary of My English Julia Alvarez is a Dominican-American writer. She describes the struggle and...
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  • Mine
    an American-born Chinese author Amy Tan and My English by Julia Alvarez several days before. Although both of them came from families whose mother tongue are not English, they still overcame many difficulties and became awarding-winning authors in English writing. Julia’s parents, her grandfather...
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  • Literary Criticism of "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker
    There are three specific stories that focus on mothers and daughters that I will use for this paper. The stories are Daughter of Invention by Julia Alvarez, Everyday Use by Alice Walker and Two Kinds by Amy Tan. These stories are similar in many ways in general, like they all involve a mother who has...
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  • AP English
    The second book I read is called “Something to Declare” by Julia Alvarez. This is a story about a girl that is trying to learn English and has some trouble learning it. But then she ends up moving to New York and learned had to speak English. These two books are very similar because both of the characters...
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  • Snow
    In the story“ Snow “ by Julia Alvarez , there is a scene about the first year of the author in Catholic school while living in New York . She is in fourth grade with a tolerant teacher , and her name is Zoe . Julia is an immigrant . Learning english is important to her in these early years...
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  • Work
    Log High School English III Grade 11 (entering English 3)     During the summer you are expected to read and respond to at least three books if you will be in regular English and at least five books if you will be in Pre-AP, Pre-IB, AP, GT, IB, or Dual Credit English. Personal choice...
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  • Mack Slay by Piotr Serafin | Daily Male Models
    English II Final Exam Review Ms. Giorgio 2008 1. Spirituals -“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” -“Go Down, Moses” - refrain 2. Frederick Douglass “from My Bondage and My Freedom” - autobiography 3. Mark Twain “from Life on the Mississippi” “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras...
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  • In the Time of Butterflies
     Cover Page. Darling 0.5 Susie Darling Professor Bradley English 10 H 7 January 2009 Independent Novel Project. In The Time of Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez FCAs 20 literary analysis 10 followed all directions and length requirements 30 development of ideas 10 edited...
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  • Opinion in the Dust
    An Opinion in the Dust By Drew Swarts English 102 March 2014 Professor Jewell A person can express his or her feelings, opinions, or individuality in a large variety of ways. One way people exercise their freedom of speech is through rallies or protests. Rallies are...
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