"Graduation" Essays and Research Papers

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Graduation

My Graduation as a Samoan Child It was time, Chapin High School would no longer be my home as of June 15, 2013. The joy of knowing at the very moment I stepped across that stage I would feel as something I have never felt before, and after I knew it was time. A day to remember was in the making. I could remember it like it was yesterday morning. Waking up to the smell of the barbeque that all my cousins were making for my graduation party. All the loud voices coming from the kitchen from my...

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Graduation

slow burn that I may not realize and understand until some time has passed. Surrounded by family and friends I joined the seniors of Curtis High School in the Tacoma Dome that night. We all had one purpose there, graduating. And let me tell you, graduation was the best night of my life. ...

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A graduation speech

Sometimes graduation is referred to as a commencement. We usually understand commencement to mean the beginning of something new, a new set of conditions to live and act upon. If you think about it, you can't get to something new until you let go of something old. There in lies our understanding - a moment of time between the "before" and the "after" of an event. Right now - we are in the state of "before" the actual graduation. In a few short days we will be certified as the graduating class of...

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Graduation of Innocence

Graduation of Innocence Graduation, or moving up to the next level of life, always comes with a wonderful and grand commencement ceremony, but many times the graduation is as quiet and seemingly just as natural as any other normal day. In the autobiographical essay, "The Graduation," Maya Angelou uses three incredibly effective rhetorical strategies to get her point across- detailed comparisons and contrasts, a very expressive voice, and a wonderful flow to her sentences that keeps the story interesting-...

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Analysis of graduation

Analysis of "Graduation" During the mid nineteen hundreds, racial segregation was prevalent in the United States, especially in the South. In the essay, "Graduation" Maya Angelou tells about her experience of graduating from the eighth grade in Stamps, Arkansas. In today's society, a graduating ceremony is exciting for all, however, it is not uncommon. Often, people take these type of experiences for granted. This was not the case for Angelou. To her, having...

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Graduation Narrative

Graudation Narrative Jarrid Honore English 101 May 7, 2012 Life & Toilet Paper Graduation day, what a day. It was by far the most nerve-racking, anxious day ever. Many thoughts were racing through my head. All the parties, family members showering you with gifts. I couldn’t hardly sleep the night before because of the anixety of walkiong across the stage, and knowing I never have to go back to school again. Actually, it was probably more of a relief for the faculty and staff because they...

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Graduation Day

 Graduation day is what all high school students are waiting for, the big day we all think as grown people and we’ve made the right decisions because of how far we’ve gotten. Graduation was one of my of my most memorable moments in my life, it’s like a new start to my future. We all come to think college is the next step to our pathway and we all mainly do it for a better future, but most importantly to make our parents and family proud, and to me it seems like education is your number one...

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My Graduation.

Hopes, Dreams, and Reality Graduation by Maya Angelou is an essay about discrimination. The beginning of this essay reminded me of my own high school graduation. How scared but excited I was to be taking the next step up in my life. I felt like the story paralleled my experiences at the beginning, but at the end I had a totally different outlook on this piece of writing. As I got further into the essay, I felt that there was nothing about Angelou's life that I had ever experienced or could relate...

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Graduation Speech

graduates, faculty, parents, and esteemed guests, We've gathered here today to commemorate, the egress of one class and ushering in of another to these hallowed halls of Grosse Pointe North High School via a graduation ceremony. However, it is more applicably a death, than a graduation. Please, lend me your ears, so as to stiffen the morbid conjecture that is immersing itself within your minds at this very moment. For you see, in the days of yore, when Norsemen still roamed this earth, they...

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Graduation Day

If I had to describe my graduation experience, there are many words that would come to mind such as unforgettable, special, memorable, eventful etc. Graduation day was an experience within itself, but the preceding and succeeding weeks made it even more worthwhile. While sitting with my class and listening to the crowd cheer, my anxiety grew. Things became surreal after hearing my name being called to receive my diploma. When I received my diploma, I realized I was walking into a new...

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