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Home Run in Harlem

         After the first World War in 1919, two major events happened in American history that would set the tone for the future forever. First, the Harlem Renaissance years surfaced, and second, the first ever colored man … Continue reading

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Troy and Jackie Robinson- Similar Talents at Different Times

//players.brightcove.net/2157889318001/default_default/index.html?videoId=4879931290001 Troy and Jackie Robinson- Similar Talents at Different Times Many times during the play Troy mentions that he is more talented than Jackie Robinson, but he was born at the wrong time. Troy insists that if he was born … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is a writer who has impacted the lives and mindsets of many people. Though some believe her raw literature surrounding rape culture, sexism, and racism is controversial, these topics are important to her and are things that she … Continue reading

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Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché is an American poet and human rights activist. Besides her work in El Salvador and her travels in Spain, Forché has also traveled to Beirut and wrote about her experiences there in the book The Angel of History, published … Continue reading

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Doves in Jesus’ Baptism

Since ancient times the dove has been used to identify and represent the divine. In the Bible, the dove represents the divine, encompassing the entities of heaven, the holy spirit, and god. In the story of Jesus’ baptism, it has … Continue reading

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Tests in the Bible and in Literature

The Biblical motif of a test is illuminated in the Bible passage of “The Garden Test” by Genesis. In this passage, Eve is tested on her loyalty to God and her purity and kindness as the serpent tempts her to … Continue reading

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Biblical Allusions in Literature: Water

In the Bible, water is used in “The Creation” to represent God’s power and again in “The Flood.” Water is a powerful tool that can have a considerable impact on a person’s life. Water is also used in the Bible … Continue reading

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Satirizing of Guns

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Twain’s Develops His Satire as a Printers Apprentice

Mark Twain is known for Satire in his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but it turns out that satire was also very prominent in Twain’s newspaper articles. Mark Twain was a printer’s apprentice for the Hannibal Journal, which he … Continue reading

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The Captain and his Ship

Mark Twain was an in-depth writer who wrote from experience, many of which he shar ed with the rest of his passengers on steamboats in the mid-1800’s.  In order to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a steamboat captain, Mark … Continue reading

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