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Fast Car by Tracy Chapman - Journeys Analysis

and look after the kids on her own. As the end of the song draws near and the persona’s hope diminishes, her strength and determination are really accented as she begins speaking in past tense. As the persona realises that she’s ended up with the nearly identical life of her mother, the composer incorporates past tense verbs such as ‘hoped’, ‘thought’ and ‘would’ to make the listener realise that this journey is not going to have a resolved, happily ever after conclusion after all. She then goes on...

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Celta- Assignment 1

Used when: • we focus on the action in the past • it is not important who did the action but what happened to the subject in the sentence 3. i. I had a very bad day yesterday because I had an important meeting at work and I woke up late. I decided to go to work by car because I was in a hurry. I went outside my house but I couldn´t find my car. I looked everywhere and then I realized that my car was stolen. I don´t know who did it. ii. Past My car was stolen...

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Transgenerational Cycle Of Abuse In 'The First Time She Drowned'

never truly resolves her own abusive past. Secondly, Cassie opens a door to healing by confronting her inner demons through a therapist. The last point is the final confrontation that gives Cassie a sense of clarity and freedom from the cycle of abuse. For example, when Cassie O’Malley went through the years of abuse from her mother and enrols herself into a college, she thinks those years of abuse are far behind her, but she doesn’t realize that the only way her past could ever be behind her is if she...

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Psychology and Reality Therapy Approach

Therapeutic Psychology PYC 4809 Assignment 2 208315 Section A Question 1: Reality Therapy. Introduction. William Glasser(1925) has developed this approach as he believed that looking into your past and dwelling on the past is not beneficial for the therapeutic environment. He believed that one should look at the present reality in order to achieve happiness or be content in life. He was also convinced that one should take responsibility for one’s actions...

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Forgiveness: the Kite Runner

willingness, to dwell on past mistakes. The opening sentence sets this theme with "I became what I am today at the age of twelve," as Amir unapologetically relates how he believes one action at that young age defined his entire life. However, as the novel progresses, the reader comes to the conclusion that it was not one action, but a series of choices and events that created Amir's persona as an adult. By holding onto his guilt and fear of discovery, Amir could only bury his past for short periods of...

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The Planners

‘shining teeth’, ‘anaesthesia’, ‘piling’ and ‘drilling’ are used. Here, the Planners obsession with perfection is emphasized, flaws are erased, useless parts (useless teeth) are knocked off, even the ‘blemishes of the past’. The Planners here are even trying to perfect their imperfect past, a near impossible feat. ‘All gaps are plugged with gleaming gold’, wealth and prosperity is used to cover up imperfections of the country, and it is made to be perfect in every way possible, wearing ‘perfect rows...

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Past Tense and Agreeable Synonym

enjoyment; agreeable Synonym: Welcome 2. Monstrosity: One that is monstrous. Synonym: Monster 3. Wicker: A flexible plant branch or twig, as of a willow, used in weaving baskets or furniture. Synonym: Wicker-Work 4. Clasped: simple past tense and past participle of clasped. Synonym: Attack 5. Gesture: A motion of the limbs or body made to express or help express thought or to emphasize speech. Synonym: Body language 6. International: Of, relating to, or involving two or more nations....

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The Present and Past Perfect Tense

THE PRESENT PERFECT TENSE  The present perfect tense is made up of : 1. has / have + past participle (active form) 2. has / have + been + past participle (passive form)   Present Perfect Tense is used: 1. To refer to a recently / newly completed action.       e.g.      I have just completed my homework.                   My neighbours have recently sold their car. 2.   To refer to an action that occurred at an unspecified or unknown time in the past.       e.g.      The Jones have...

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Simple Past Tense

Simple Past Tense * Expresses an activity/ activities that happened at a specific time in the past. * From : V + d, ed, ied Irregular verb action verb * Negative – did + not + base V Was/were ‘be’ verb * Negative – was/were + not * Time expression : yesterday, two days ago last year, just now, in 1998 * Example : 1. Mariam finished her homework last night 2. They graduated two years ago. ...

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Tenses of English

Twelve Tenses of English PRESENT (main verb) I study English. He studies English. PAST (past tense of main verb) I studied English. He studied English. FUTURE (will or shall + main verb) I will study English. He will study English. PRESENT PERFECT (have or has + past participle of verb) I have studied English. He has studied English. PAST PERFECT (had + past participle of verb) I had studied English. He had studied English. FUTURE PERFECT (will or shall + have + past participle...

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