"Short Poems On Girl Child" Essays and Research Papers

  • Short Poems On Girl Child

    THE GIRL CHILD------- A BOON NOT A CURSE..... INDIA A LAND OF TRADITIONS, CONCEPTIONS, MISCONCEPTIONS AND A LOT MORE. HERE THERE IS A COMMON MISCONCEPTION THAT A GIRL CHILD IS A LIABILITY TO THE FAMILY, AND HENCE EVERY YEAR WE SEE MANY GIRL CHILD DEATHS IN INDIA. IS THIS JUSTIFIED. IS IT TRUE THAT A GIRL CHILD IS A LIABILITY TO THE FAMILY? DO GOVERNMENT POLICIES AGAINST THIS ISSUE WORK OUT PROPERLY? IF NOT THEN WHY NOT? SO MANY QUESTIONS BUT WHEN I ASKED THEM I HEARD NO ANSWERS. IN THIS ADVANCED...

    Human, Mind, Need 1118  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Girl Child

    The Girl Child The very fact that the girl child has become a topic of discussion and debate, points to the fact that, this is something different to the other of the human species. The girls have always and everywhere been considered to be lesser of the two beings of the human species. Why this has come to be, is beyond our comprehension, but, the fact remains that, the girl has not only been considered as the lesser, but has always been really neglected also. It can not be imagined how this situation...

    Black-and-white films, Childbirth, Female 1339  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short story vs Poem

    will compare and contrast the poems “What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl" and "Child of the Americas". In these two poems they are both are about race and ethnic. They were always talking about the color of their skin or who they are. The reason I thought about looking at these particular poems is because I have been really big about race and ethnic. Race in today social is a big issue when you are dealing with jobs and etc. In the poem “What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl" the author used strong and...

    African American, Black people, Human skin color 1098  Words | 3  Pages

  • challenges of girl child education

    Overcoming Challenges of Girl-Child Education By Kale Abba Education has been variously described, including the analogy that likened education to the description of the elephant by the blind man. This means education can be seen from different perspectives. Nonetheless, education is what one experience from the cradle to the grave. That is what you learn and experience from birth to death. Education is a fundamental right for girls and fulfilling this basic right is the only way to realize other...

    Curriculum, Education, Educational psychology 830  Words | 3  Pages

  • Girl Child

    we're young tonight I'm coming for ya, I'm coming for ya Cause all I need Is a beauty and a beat Who can make my life complete It's all about you, When the music makes you move Baby, do it like you do Cause... [Beat break] Body rock, girl, I can feel your body rock (eh, eh, eh) Take a bow, you're on the hottest ticket now (eh, eh, eh) We gonna party like it's 3012 tonight I wanna show you all the finer things in life So just forget about the world, we're young tonight I'm coming...

    2005 singles, 2006 singles, Dance-pop songs 1549  Words | 6  Pages

  • Discrimination Against Girl Child

    Discrimination against Girl Child and Women Empowerment The status of the girl child is the key to achieving women’s equality and dignity which is, in many ways, a litmus test of the maturity of a society. Girls are to be the future mothers besides future policy makers and leaders. The importance of women hardly needs emphasis. Woman is the mother of race and is the liaison between the generations. Our culture attaches much importance to women, therefore, India has been symbolized as ‘MOTHER...

    Boy, Discrimination, Domestic violence 1390  Words | 4  Pages

  • Girl: Woman and Young Girls

    Girl by Jamaica Kincaid “Girl”, is a short story by the renowned Jamaica Kincaid; a Caribbean author and poet. The story depicts the instructions of how young girls should conduct themselves in public. Young girl’s duties involve responsibilities such as cleaning, cooking as well as societal social behaviors. Kincaid instructs young girls “don’t sing benna on Sundays at all and never in Sunday school”. Kincaid also gives clear knowledge to the young girls that are not responsible for learning...

    Boy, Female, Fiction 1211  Words | 3  Pages

  • "Edward, Edward" (anonymous poem) and "Girl" (Jamaica Kincaid)

    “Edward, Edward” (anonymous poem) and “Girl” (Jamaica Kincaid) What do you find disturbing in these texts and why? We expect mothers to be the most wonderful persons just because we portray them to be that way. However, in the poem “Edward, Edward”, by an anonymous write, and the short story “Girl”, by Jamaica Kincaid, both portray mothers in a different sunlight which I found disturbing. The mothers were both portrayed as horrid individuals. In the poem “Edward, Edward”, the mother was...

    Bolesław Prus, Edgar Allan Poe, Family 1337  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Dancing Girl: Poem Analysis

    variety of things for “ A Dancing Girl” to accentuate the beauty of the dancer, whereas the paraphrase is quite bland and, obviously, not nearly as elegant in comparison to the way Osgood tells the story. The main things that are shut out of the paraphrase that I want to focus on are rhythm, imagery, word choice, and the overall artistry of the poem. These elements add poetic diction, create a predictable rhyme scheme, and add visualizations so that “A Dancing Girl” separates itself from being viewed...

    Iambic pentameter, Meter, Poetic form 874  Words | 3  Pages

  • Save Girl Child

    Nearly half of India’s children are girls. However, the girl child is considered a lesser child in our society. Irrespective of class, caste and economic conditions, she is discriminated against and neglected at all the levels. This result in the denial of basic services required for her survival, welfare and development. The girl child is perceived as a burden to be passed on to another family. Her contribution in the household economy is not acknowledged. Various factors contribute towards...

    Black-and-white films, Childbirth, Female 2104  Words | 6  Pages

  • White People and Black Girl

    Like Being a Black Girl Intro to Literature Eng 125 Tina M. Chatmon Ins. Shawn Mangerino Race/Ethnicity Country Lovers and What it’s Like Being a Black Girl Since African American literature started back in the 18th century, the majority of these writings mainly focused on racism, ethnicity, and the struggle of African-American people. Nadine Gordimer and Patricia Smith are but two contributors to this area of literature. In my paper I will compare and contrast the short story by Nadine...

    Affirmative action, African American, Black people 1737  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Role Of The Child In Romantic Poems

     The Role of the Child in Romantic Poems: The Echoing Green and The Chimney Sweeper In 1794, William Blake published an illustrated poem book entitled Songs of Innocence and Experience. This work of his was to illustrate and call attention to the two contrasting facets of life: a simple and easy life ruled by innocence and a hard, sorrowful life ruled by experience. Working off the premise that children are always innocent and such naïve, Blake wrote 18 poems to depict the pure state of childhood...

    Childhood, Chimney, Chimney sweep 2099  Words | 8  Pages

  • A Short Story Analysis: "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid

    and left (Britannica). 1Some of her writings from her early days up through recent times are "Girl", "At The Bottom Of The River", "Annie John", "A Small Place", "Lucy", "The Autobiography Of My Mother", and "My Brother". "Girl" was written in 1978 and was her first fiction story, it focussed on her relationship with her mother. "At The Bottom Of The River" was written in 1983 and was a collection of short stories and reflections. "Annie John" was similar to an autobiography and dwelled on mother daughter...

    A Small Place, Essay, Fiction 1403  Words | 4  Pages

  • Save the Girl Child

    At least in India, the girl child has been a topic of discussions and debates for the past several decades but, even today, the position appears to remain unchanged. The girl was always an unwanted child, and was found killed at birth. With the advancement of Science and Technology this killing has only gone still further - for now the girl child is being killed even before birth. The present scenario in which the girl child is mercilessly killed even before birth, does not speak too well about...

    Boy, Catfights and Spotlights, Childbirth 931  Words | 3  Pages

  • Save the Girl Child

    “Save the Girl Child” It is said that god created mothers because he could not be present everywhere. It is unbelieveable to realize that a god's representative is countinuously killing someone beautiful even before she can come out and see the beauty of nature. Let us consider some facts - In india , she is the goddesses to be revered , in the form of Laxmi ( Goddess of wealth ) , Saraswati ( Goddess of knowledge ) and Sita ( ideal consort of Lord Sri Ram ) and even in the form of Durga (...

    Female, Feticide, Gender 1460  Words | 5  Pages

  • Girl-Child Education

    Right of a child to free, compulsory and universal primary education— Section 2 (15) of the Child Rights Act signed by 16 states in Nigeria) “Any woman who is married shall be deemed to be of full age.” — Section 29 (4b) of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution. Social media was awash last weekend with news that the Senate had signed a ‘child marriage act’ into law, legalizing marriage for girls under the age of 18. Although lawmakers have corrected this notion, saying that the section stated above only...

    Human rights, Marriage, Millennium Development Goals 941  Words | 3  Pages

  • Poem Analysis: Child of the Americas

    In the poemsChild of the Americas” written by Aurora Levins Morales, she describes being an American as a privilege to be celebrated. Meanwhile, in the other poem “The Unknown Citizen” written by W.H. Auden, argues that it is a burden we must bare. Both poems have a unique and different approach to the complexities of our American Identity as they discuss the voice and tone of the speaker, the concept of citizenship, and the assimilation vs. acculturation to make their case. “Child of the Americas”...

    Americas, Birthright citizenship in the United States of America, Latin America 1909  Words | 5  Pages

  • Pretty Girl - Short Story

    Pretty Girl Austin Grader Year 11 2A/B English “Come on Son, we’re going to Grandma’s now.” Called the voice of my mother from the bottom of the stairs. “Okay I’m just putting my shoe on,” I replied. I loved going to my Great Grandma’s home, especially in the winter because she would always wrap me in a blanket, sit me on her lap and tell me stories about when she was younger. She had a very large and lovely home, the house was filled with old photographs, and paintings that my Great Grandma...

    Fur, Girl, Soldier 1542  Words | 4  Pages

  • Girl

    RR 54 Jamaica Kincaid’s short story “Girl” is of a complicated relationship with her mother that comes out in the mother-daughter dynamic in the story. The mother, obviously a dominant figure in the young girl’s upbringing, informs the young girl of various duties associated with being a young, dignified lady. Her mother gives the daughter advice to make her the "proper" woman she should in fact be, and this advice gets more and more firm as the story continues. “Girl” is a very well suitable...

    Childhood, Female, Girl 1262  Words | 3  Pages

  • English 'B' Poems & Short Stories

    can't embrace it, That when you go past that road where you last saw her, She will no longer be there that street girl, that pauper, But what can we do? It's not my business so "shoo! " Why should we care? Their only street children that are worse for wear, But deep down it should hurt you, Can't you feel that feeling just that little bit blue? For the lonely child who curl up cold at night, Who lives and terror, fear and fright, Yet others will simply not see the plea in their...

    Begging, Fit But You Know It, Homelessness 609  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Story "Girl"

    females accepted there fate. As females moved through there lives, aspects of this repression began to leaked in to literary work. This is evident in a short story written by Jamaica Kincaid’s. The story was called “Girl”. In the short story the Mother tries to show her daughter, there are limitations of being a woman. That being a girl is much different then being a boy. Explaining what she should do to be accepted into society. The things that she must do as a way of preparing her future...

    Family, Female, Fiction 985  Words | 3  Pages

  • Girl Child Education

    Girl Child Education (GCE): A statement of FACTS By Dr Osita Excellence O. Oleribe. President, Anti-Child Abuse Society of Africa (ACASA), Abuja, Nigeria; being a paper presented at NYSC/ACASA organized community awareness campaign on Girl Child Education in Katcha, Katcha LGA, Niger state, Nigeria. Preamble: Extreme poverty, mass illiteracy, large scale ignorance, high maternal mortality and fertility rates, child wastages and lack of access to health, education and social services may sound...

    Education, Empowerment, Gymnasium 2672  Words | 8  Pages

  • Save the Girl Child

    matter came into existence. I don’t know about the world but in India every two seconds a child is born and maybe by the time I end this essay, hundreds of babies would’ve already been born. So what makes giving birth so special? I mean it’s just a simple process of human evolution! Well the answer to this can only be given by the mothers who have experienced that magical moment of giving birth to a child. In medical terms it’s called ‘delivery’, but the emotions that are involved in this simple...

    2003 in film, Abortion, Childbirth 765  Words | 3  Pages

  • Save Girl Child

    15th Sept :- I Can feel my heartbeat 14oct :- I have Little hands, legs head and a stomach. 13Nov :- Today i was in a Ultra scan WOW ! I m a girl 14Nov : I was DEAD! My mom and dad Killed me. WHY? Is it just Because I was a girl? People love to have a MOTHER , A WIFE, and of course a GIRLFRIEND too Then WHY NOT A DAUGHTER? “SAVE GIRL CHILD” FEMALE FOETICIDE : AN EVIL IN INDIA HERE I AM BRINGING IN NOTICE AGAIN A VERY SERIOUS AND SINFUL...

    Family, Female, Gender 711  Words | 4  Pages

  • What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl and Child of the Americas

    What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl and Child of the Americas Lola Lake Course Number 125 Introduction to Literature Karen McFarland March 4,2012 What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl and Child of the Americas These two poems caught my attention because I am an African American who can relate too many of the life challenges that are being talked about within the poems. In the poems they talk about and describe many different challenges that a person has to take when they are trying to define...

    African American, Black people, Gender role 880  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Story vs Poem

    Running head: INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE Final Paper Ashford University Introduction to Literature ENG 125 Date Final Paper A short story and poem, no matter how structurally different are two literary pieces where a rich story is embedded. Readers are drawn towards these scripts by means of rhythm (poem), characterization, or a fictional setting in their respective narratives. However, the mere script would not make it entertaining enough. It would depend on the imagination of the...

    Fiction, First person, First-person narrative 1833  Words | 5  Pages

  • Empowerment on Girl Child

    Empowering the girl child | | | | Thursday, 19 July 2012 00:00 | View Comments arai Kuvirimirwa Features Writer With sacrificing family resources to educate a girl child and a potential future leader still a big societal challenge, any effort to see the education of a girl is a huge boon. So when millions of dollars are poured into the effort, the impact cannot be overemphasised. The Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), introduced some few years back, has seen remarkable change of fortunes...

    College, Education, Family 1034  Words | 3  Pages

  • Empowerment of Girl Child

    studies, researchers found in some blocks of Haryana, sex ratios of 500 girls to 1000 boys in the age group 0-6 years. Development thinkers across the ideological spectrum agree that education is one of the most significant factors in changing the status of women. The skewed sex ratio and the high infant mortality rate are as much a cause as an effect of the disparity in educational opportunities between boys and girls. According to the 1991 census, the female literacy rate at 39.42 per cent...

    Education, Elementary school, Gender 735  Words | 3  Pages

  • Refugee Mother & Child

    proverbs, and oratory. He has also published a number of short stories, children's books, and essay collections. He is currently the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Novels * Things Fall Apart (1958) * No Longer at Ease (1960) * Arrow of God (1964) * A Man of the People (1966) * Anthills of the Savannah (1987) Short Stories * "Marriage Is A Private Affair" (1952) ...

    African literature, Arrow of God, Chinua Achebe 1158  Words | 4  Pages

  • Girl Child Education

    r GIRLS EDUCATION Education of Girls: Even after fifty-five years of independence of India, girls in India do not have the opportunities to educate themselves, in spite of education being fundamental rights in the constitution of India. Mann Deshi Mahila Bank (women Bank) and Mann Vikas Samajik Sanstha (NGO) consider their primary task to work on education of girls. If women have assets and are educated they would never be vulnerable as they are today. Women’s bank and NGO have annual meeting...

    College, Education, Gymnasium 1655  Words | 6  Pages

  • Short Answer - Child Welfare

    ways a child might be neglected. Explain some of the reasons that contribute to parents neglecting their children. The main difference between neglect and abuse is that neglect involves lack of caring or nurturing of a child. A parent is neglectful because he/she is not doing something to/for the child that is usually vital for the child’s wellbeing and growth. A child can be neglected by: 1) Not being shown even the most basic forms of love and affection. If the parent never hugs the child or expresses...

    Abuse, Grief, Kübler-Ross model 1212  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Short History Of Child Abuse

     A Short History of Child Abuse Name Institution Introduction Child abuse relates to the actions of a caretaker or a parent physically, sexually, or emotionally mistreating, neglecting, or abandoning a child (Find Law 2015). The history of abuse of children is not a recent practice, but the efforts to educate the people about the child as an important person started recently. The old ages practiced forms of child abuse unknowingly. Different parts of the world practiced varied forms of ill-treatment...

    Abuse, Child abuse, Common law 1141  Words | 6  Pages

  • My Take on a Short Story and Poem

    My Take on a Short Story and a Poem Geraldine Carlson ENG 125: Introduction to Literature Instructor: Paul Wiltz December 17, 2012 My Take on a Short Story and a Poem There are certain elements to a poem or a short story that can capture a reader and draw them in. Whether it is an unforgettable setting, or a character that captures your imagination, every piece of literature shares some of the same elements. All literature is written differently and therefore interpreted differently...

    Bolesław Prus, Diction, Edgar Allan Poe 1821  Words | 5  Pages

  • Girl

    106-16 Hoeflinger 25 Feb 2014 Girl What makes a woman? Femininity and masculinity have long been defined and divided along gender lines that were never meant to be crossed; a man or woman who does not fit the archetypical picture of their strict gender-biased boundaries is shunned and stereotyped. A woman who does not embody the perception of the perfect wife and mother, especially in the 1950s-60s, would have been considered unladylike. In Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl”, the matters of womanhood and...

    Antigua, Femininity, Gender 1253  Words | 3  Pages

  • Reading Short Stories and Poems

    Whether reading a short story or a poem, there is always a story to be found within. The authors of these stories are able to capture readers through the use of characterization, rhythm, and setting throughout their narrative. It is imagination that allows the reader of these literary forms to be able to visualize what the author would like the reader to perceive. Through the use of symbolism or descriptive wording. In the poem “The Road Not Taken” or in the short stories “A Worn Path” or “I Used...

    A Worn Path, Eudora Welty, Fiction 2121  Words | 5  Pages

  • Poem Analysis: The Little Boy Lost vs. The Little Girl Lost

    2013 “The Little BOY Lost” vs. “The Little Girl Lost” A belief of envisioning a future to seek your creator is a task many people, young or old, continue to accomplish today. William Blake’s two poems from Songs of Experience: “The Little BOY Lost” and “The Little Girl Lost” recognizes two children of different genders living through a time of need. The narrator in these two poems lecture through an era of mixed emotions and opinions the little boy and girl witnessed. The setting of “The Little...

    Belief, Boy, Christianity 915  Words | 3  Pages

  • Girl

    Girl by Jamaica Kincaid Jamaica Kincaid relates the relationship between a mother and daughter in her poem,Girl”. The poem is about how a mother prepares her daughter to become a woman. She gives her a litany of valuable lessons to shape her behavior and character according to what is acceptable to their culture. Kincaid cleverly dropped hints throughout her poem suggesting that the culture being referred to is the Afro-Carribean culture. The Afro-Carribean culture is a blend of music, dance...

    Black-and-white films, Female, Gender 846  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Story Analysis of Girl by Jamaica Kincaid

    Short story analysis of Girl by Jamaica Kincaid Have you ever wished that someone had given you a guide on how live the right way? Jamaica Kincaid does just that in her short story, Girl. The narrative is presented as a set of life instructions to a girl by her mother to live properly in Antigua in the 1980’s. While the setting of the story is not expressly stated by the author in the narrative, the reader is able to understand the culture for which Girl was written. Jamaica Kincaid seems to be...

    Jamaica Kincaid, Middle class, Narrative 880  Words | 3  Pages

  • Compare and Contrast Poem and Short Story

    Introduction to Literature A Similar Journey February 2011 There are many people who travel a distance in life to find the path they should take or to remember the path they once took. In the poem “The Path Not Taken,” by Robert Frost and the short story "I Used to Live Here Once" by Jean Rhys there are many similarities and differences. The authors’ use of describing a path helps them personify life’s journeys and self-reflection. Robert Frost uses imagery to describe two different journeys...

    Road, Short story, The Road 1704  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gwen Harwood (Father and Child Dyptych)

    Gwen Harwood (1920 – 1995): Harwood has fond memories of her childhood in Queensland which often appear in her poems. She was married in 1945 and moved to Tasmania. She began writing in her thirties to express the things that gave her life meaning. Originally she preferred pseudonyms but changed to poetry because of her growing reputation. The poetry she writes is deeply personal and presents a strong sense of identity; she also presents unusual perspectives on everyday experiences and relationships...

    Child, Childhood, Family 1283  Words | 4  Pages

  • Compare Neighbours and One Other Poem in Place

    Compare the ways poets show the relationship between people and places in “Neighbours” and in one other poem from place. In the poem neighbours by Gillian Clarke, the narrator reflects on the effects of the Chernobyl disaster. At first she begins pessimistically describing the widespread damage, but then goes on to say how it made people come together to become “neighbours” ,ending the poem in a more hopeful note. In “Price we pay for the sun” by Grace Nichols, the narrator also starts pessimistically...

    Caesium, Caesium-137, Chernobyl disaster 889  Words | 3  Pages

  • Comparison of "What It's Like to Be a Black Girl" and Country Lovers

    it’s like to be a black girl” and Country Lovers African American Literature dates back to the 18th century. These writings tend to focus on issues of racism, inner struggles, slavery, prejudice, and the pursuit of freedom as well as equality. Two renowned contributors to this field of literature are Nadine Gordimer and Patricia Smith. Throughout this paper, details of the short story Country Lovers, by Nadine Gordimer and the poem, “What it’s Like to Be a Black Girl,” by Patricia Smith, will...

    African American, Afro-Latin American, Black people 1891  Words | 5  Pages

  • Girl Child Education

    organisations who is between the ages of 10 and 14. Age limits are different in each organisation. The term Girl Scout is used in the United States and several East Asian countries. The two terms are used synonymously within this article. Girl Guides are organised into units/troops averaging 20-30 girls under guidance of a team of leaders. Units subdivide into patrols of about six Guides and engage in outdoor and special interest activities. Units may affiliate with national and international...

    Boy Scouts of America, Brownsea Island Scout camp, Girl Scouts of the USA 804  Words | 3  Pages

  • Country Lovers” and “What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl”

    Racial And Ethical Dilemma in “Country Lovers” and “What it’s like to be a Black Girl” In the short story about the “Country Lovers” and the Poem “What it’s like to be a Black Girl”, the actions of a racial background and ethical dilemmas are both represented and distinguished by the representation of a black female. Which is the main dynamic character seeded in both literary works. Both of these female static characters deal with to some suppressed amount of discrimination from society, because...

    African American, Black Canadians, Black people 2170  Words | 5  Pages

  • That Girl Jamaica Kincaid

    Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid “Girl” is one long enduring sentence that is characterized as a poem by Jamaica Kincaid that brings to light the tensions between mother and daughter at a young vital age. Throughout the poem we see a list of loaded commands and a detailed blueprint from mother to daughter on the topics of household chores, how to cook, proper table and social etiquette, and relationships with men from mother to daughter, but the poem mainly depicts the dynamic of a their relationship....

    Black-and-white films, English-language films, Jamaica Kincaid 1386  Words | 4  Pages

  • Child and Inest

    Child and Insect” is a poem written by Robert Druce, which describes an event between a child and an insect. The poem highlights the child’s loss of innocence, and appearances can be deceiving through vivid imagery and diction. He also uses unique form and structure to bring about the emotions and actions of the child. The writer uses imagery and diction in the first twenty lines of the poem to show the constant shifting of emotions from the child. The poem starts off by stating the child “cannot...

    Best of My Love, Emotion, Feeling 965  Words | 3  Pages

  • Comparison Paper of Child of the Americas by Aurora Levin Morales and Whats It Like to Be a Black Girl by Patricia Smith

    works I will compare are “Child of the Americas” by Aurora Levin Morales and “What’s It like to be a Black Girl” by Patricia Smith. The works focus on the psyche of two women of African descent, plagued by the historical American public perceptions of their culture. These negative perceptions play an important part of the individual’s psyche due to prejudice. It has misconstrued and distorted the minds of these young African American girls. These poems show how two young girls from different American...

    African American, Black people, Human skin color 2366  Words | 6  Pages

  • Education of Girl Child Is Burden

    be eliminated, followed by New York and Madrid. The final two contenders were London and Paris. At the end of the fourth round of voting, London won the right to host the 2012 Games with 54 votes to Paris's 50.[29] The celebrations in London were short-lived, being overshadowed by bombings on London's transport system less than 24 hours after the announcement.[30] The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games used a mixture of new venues, existing and historic facilities, and temporary facilities, some...

    2008 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics, Athens 1004  Words | 3  Pages

  • An Unknown Girl

    Imran Hyder      4th Period English An Unknown Girl An Unknown Girl is written by the poet Moniza Alvi. Moniza Alvi is a renowned Pakistani-British writer. Her mother is British and her father is from Pakistan. She was born in Pakistan and later moved to the United Kingdom. This could reflect why An Unknown Girl is about the struggle Alvi or The Unknown Girl has trying to relocate her cultural identity and cling onto it in a nation where the culture is slowly drifting away and being replaced by...

    Culture of India, India, Moniza Alvi 1894  Words | 8  Pages

  • Comparison Paper of Child of the Americas by Aurora Levin Morales and What’s It Like to Be a Black Girl by Patricia Smith

    Comparison Paper of Child of the Americas and what it’s like to be a black girl. Comparison Paper of Child of the Americas and what it’s like to be a black girl. Patrice Moody ENG 125 Introductions to Literature Instructor: Duvan Arsola 08/09/2011 Comparison Paper of Child of the Americas by Aurora Levin Morales and what’s it like to be a Black Girl by Patricia Smith The literary works I will compare are “Child of the Americas”...

    African American, Afro-Latin American, Black people 1057  Words | 3  Pages

  • Poems

    Eric Fykerud May 3, 2013 Period 2 9th Grade Poetry Book Report Blackberry picking theme analysis: In the poem Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney, he describes the action of picking blackberries during the summer. This poem has many themes infused within the poem. However some stand out more than others. greed, mortality, and disappointment. First he describes greed the over excessive amount of berries that they would pick. “We trekked and picked until cans ere full”. The kids...

    Berry, Blackberry, Fruit 832  Words | 6  Pages

  • Poem Nettles

    analysing poems 'Netttles' and 'born yesterday', both are similar in how they show a parents love and responsibility for a child. While 'Nettles' highlights the anxieties that a parent has for their child, the latter deals with the hopes a parent can wish upon their child. Both use various language techniques and structure to convey how parents can have different ways of expressing their relationship and love for a child. Born yesterday depicts this love for a newborn baby, but this poem is written...

    Alliteration, Iambic pentameter, Infant 1253  Words | 3  Pages

  • Poem Comparison

    Poems: Piano, Poem at thirty-nine & Once Upon a time Paragraph 1 - Introduction Nostalgia is the desire of things from the past, feeling homesick or remembering a person. This is the central Idea of the three poems; D.H.Lawrence’s ‘Piano’, Alice Walker’s ‘Poem at Thirty-Nine’ & Gabriel Okara’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ convey that they miss their earlier life or wish for a better past. Paragraph 2 - Write the theme of the first poem. D.H. Lawrences ‘Piano’ is a representation of longing of his past...

    Atmosphere, Emotion, Family 805  Words | 3  Pages

  • English Poetry: Synopsis of Various Poems

    and were very hard working. 2. In line 10 I think the speaker means that her grandmothers don’t cuss or talk down on others. 3. The end makes me think that the speaker of the poem lacks confidence. It made the poem become somewhat sad. Reflection: the poem was interesting, I couldn’t relate to it. It was short and I liked that. The speaker seems like she has issues with self-esteem. The Courage That My Mother Had 1. The image I get from I got was that her mother was a very strong and...

    Family, Father, John Amaechi 1642  Words | 5  Pages

  • Little Girl Lost

    Little GIRL Lost" from Songs of Experience is one of Blake's most important poems. Though judging the aesthetic value of a poem is nearly impossible, I would contend that "A Little Girl Lost" is "better" than "The Little Girl Lost" found in Songs of Innocence. Perhaps because "A Little Girl Lost" was composed as an afterthought to its original counterpart, having been first written in "Innocence," it acts as a conclusion to the original poem. The...

    Boy, Girl, Natural World 1072  Words | 3  Pages

  • Child Beauty Pageants: Robbing Little Girls’ Innocence

    Child Beauty Pageants: Robbing Little Girls’ Innocence There are over 5,000 child beauty pageants held annually across the United States with girls as young as two-years-old competing in them. Little girls strut across the stage with make-up painted on their tanned faces, hair teased into big and luscious curls, fake teeth, and a raunchy dance to complement it. There’s no doubt that the very young girls do not resemble their age when they are on stage and performing; they’re transformed into “sultry...

    2000s music groups, Beauty, Beauty contest 967  Words | 3  Pages

  • Child marriage

    Topic: Child marriage in India, is it ethical? Research Assignment Research Question: Child marriage, do the poor parents of these children have a choice? Hypothesis 47% of the girls in India get married below the age of 18. To prevent this, maybe, the laws could be altered and mare more strict. Educating the poor would be another cause for reducing the amount of child marriages. Poor conditions and a small compensation seem to be the reason for the poor to sell their...

    Arranged marriage, Betrothal, Child marriage 1572  Words | 5  Pages

  • Challenged Facing Girl Child in Developing Countries

    Rights of the Child”(20 November 1989) 1, a child is defined as every human being below the age of 18 years unless, under the law applicable to the child, majority (or adult ‘status’) is attained earlier; in other words, unless the relevant laws recognize an earlier age. Issues like gender discrimination, domestic violence, sexual abuse, child labour, human trafficking, health and education, just to name a few, tend to be adversely skewed when closely examining the life of the girl child. There has...

    Abuse, Child abuse, Childhood 2204  Words | 6  Pages

  • On My First Daughter and on My First Son - Ben Jonson's Poems on the Death of His Children

    On My First Daughter and On My First Son Ben Jonson's poems on the death of his children Ben Jonson lived in the English Renaissance period when childhood mortality was very high due to health problems, diseases, lack of medicines and unhygienic life conditions. He got married to Anne Lewis in the early 1590s. Their first daughter, Mary was born in 1593 who died only six months later. Jonson wrote his poem On My First Daughter upon her death. His first son, Benjamin, born 1596, died of the plague...

    Assumption of Mary, Blessed Virgin Mary, Christianity 2393  Words | 6  Pages

  • Poems

    Narrative Poem #1 A girl in the woods was very hungry She went to the store but her coupons were expired She went down the produce aisle To get something healthy She could get what she wanted Because she was so wealthy Before she purchased her items She went to the side of the street To get the New York times With a couple of left over dimes Now she had no more expired coupons She went back to the store to buy her fruit That’s the end of my poem wasn’t that a hoot. ...

    English-language films, Light, Narrative poetry 442  Words | 3  Pages

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