Liberty. Freedom. America.
Every candidate in every political party will use those words, trying to make you believe that their party is the patriotic choice (and therefore the only choice).
I will not.
I will not tell you that, if you are a true American, our party is the only option. I will not say that a vote for me is a vote for George Washington, or Abraham Lincoln, or Chuck Norris. I will definitely not state that to vote for my opponents is to vote for Communists or Nazis. I will not say any of that, however true it may be.
I will, however, tell you what a vote for me does mean.
It means minimum taxes and maximum protection of your privacy.
It means minimum gun control regulations and maximum liberty.
It means a free market for business. It means letting states try out education ideas and not forcing the federal government's ridiculous tests on all kids. It means protecting doctors from lawsuits when they were just trying to save a life.
The poster you see here says that
Tips For the NoviceTips For the Novice12 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Tips For The Novice
It's an all-too common occurrence on my periodic forays into the world of internet poetry - writing weakened by a lack of fundamental knowledge concerning the essence of poetry writing. There are no rules set in stone about creative writing. The writer that strikes new trails can make a lasting impact on the world of poetry, but the chances of a writer stumbling upon golden words without a solid knowledge base are slim to none. The following tips for novice writers are intended to help shore up those fundamentals, to help the young writer breathe the essence of life into their poems, and to better share that essence with the reader.
The most important element you can inject into your poetry is imagery. Imagery is made up of sense data: color, sound, smell, temperature, the feeling of physical contact. When we remember anything with any vividness, we remember in images. When we fantasize or hallucinate, it is i
Amuto True Paradise Part 11 Amuto True Paradise Part 11Amuto True Paradise Part 117 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
When amu and ikuto went inside ikuto's private jet amu looked at Japan one last time and went inside when they went off amu looked outside her window and saw Japan. Ikuto looked at amu then ikuto stood up and hugged amu "don't worry amu will be somewhere that you'll feel free and can spread your wings" ikuto still hugging amu "I know but I already feel home sick" amu all sad. Ikuto gave her a letter from her parents and his parents and she read her parents letter first:
Your invited to an around the world paradise trip
Our family and ikuto's family we'll be traveling to different areas thats is filled with true paradise
The first place were going is.....
I'll give you a hint
Amuto True Love Part 3 Amuto True Love Part 3Amuto True Love Part 37 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Amu-chan was shock to learn Ikuto works for Easter so she was sad inside that her childhood friend couldn't be her enemy. "Hinamori-san are you ok?" Tadase said "Yea, I"m fine I'm a little sleepy" Amu said "Don't worry the meeting is almost over and all of us can go home" Tadase said. The meeting was finally over but her guardian characters were also sad that Amu-chan childhood friend Ikuto could be also her enemy.
2 weeks later
Amu-chan was at the airport waiting with ami-chan to finally see there parents again after a long business trip they had. "Amu-chan, Ami-chan" mom all happy with her arms open to hug her daughters "Mother" amu said "Mommy" ami
Amuto True Love Part 7 Amuto True Love Part 7Amuto True Love Part 77 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Amu was nervous to do it with ikuto she felt excitement and nervous inside her heart "Ikuto why do you want to do it now?" amu all nervous "I love you and I feel we can do it without stopping" ikuto said. So he continue she felt his warm body and the way he kissed her she never knew he was such a good kisser "it's going to hurt so tell me when to stop amu" ikuto said so she felt the pain and was teary eye so ikuto stop from there and told her "Amu we should stop here we made it this far" ikuto said "ikuto I'm sorry we couldn't finish" amu all sad and about to cry. Ikuto hugged her2 "it's ok it's not the last maybe next time will be better" so ikuto and amu change into
Amuto True Love Part 1 Amuto True LoveAmuto True Love Part 17 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Amu was thinking about herself in paradise when a strange guy comes up to her and says "we are met to be together, Amu" she wondered who this guy was, was it her Prince aka Tadase or another guy. When her teacher wakes her up by hitting her with a book " stop daydreaming and pay attention". "Amu-chan if you keep daydreaming you will fall back in studies and fail as a Joker" Rima said, "I know but there is so much in my head with work, saving a lot of people from trouble of losing there dreams and goals and losing hope of there would be self" Amu said. When suddenly a thunderstorm came and everybody got scared for a moment becaus
Amuto True Love Part 2 Amuto True Love Part 2Amuto True Love Part 27 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Amu was still thinking why did he kiss him and then her touch her lips and realizes he took her first kiss. Amu wants wrong? Su said nothing I just twisted my ankle Im going to bed soon so dont worry about me Amu said. Amu shower and got ready for bed, while she was dreaming she had the same dream that shes in paradise feeling the breeze flow to her hair and the smell of the ocean, then the mysterious boy from before came back and said *beep* *beep* *beep what did you say? Amu said, he said *beep*. Then Amu woke up, her alarm clock was making the noisy beeps. Amu didnt feel so good so S
Amuto True Love Part 9 Amuto True Love Part 9Amuto True Love Part 97 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Amu saw ikuto with awe and she didn't care of the curry and rice "what are doing here ikuto?" ikuto just ignore what she asked her and gave her the curry and rice and said "enjoy your food and have a nice day." Amu was sad she couldn't speak to him in the day time because an Easter spy may be watching her and ikuto when amu was eating her curry, nagihiko came up to amu wearing a female kimono and his hair up like a girl saying "amu-chan I need to put you in hair and make-up the show starts in 2 minutes" he grabbed her and ran backstage to get her ready for the show and give her the traditional dancing fan because the first scene she had to dance with the traditional fan. When amu
Amuto True Love Part 4 Amuto True Love Part 4Amuto True Love Part 47 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Tadase saw Amu with an enemy he was shock to see her betray the guardians code. "Tadase" Amu all scared before she could say anything else Ikuto grab Amu-chan hand and ran into a hug crowd to lose Tadase and get into a tent and pretend to look around. "HINAMORI-SAN WHERE ARE YOU?" Tadase screaming loud "Tadas" Amu almost said his name but Ikuto cover mouth and told her "please don't ruin this moment Amu I want to be with you" Ikuto said. She just kept quiet till Tadase ran somewhere else Amu thought she should just go home already but Ikuto bought Amu-chan a locket with his photo in it. "Wow it's pretty the locket has something in the front too it has the mark of a heart and it's design is so
Amuto True Love Part 5 Amuto True Love Part 5Amuto True Love Part 57 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Amu was hugging Ikuto so tight she didn't want to let go she was still crying because of what happen with her and Tadase. "What happen Amu?" Ikuto all worried "Tadase, he told me to stay away from you or else I'll become the enemy too" Amu still crying. Ikuto took her to his house to dry off and to wear his sister clothes till her uniform get dry, when the rain stops Ikuto asked her "what do you mean by staying away from me and also becoming an enemy?" "well the guardians and I know that you work for Easter and that you stole the Dumpty Key" Amu said "I don't work for Easter they force mean to do there dirty work or else my family loses everything and my sister can lose her dream
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Nagihiko comfort Amu by taking her to his house to talk her about her problems. "Amu-chan wants wrong before you were happy and cheery, now your sometimes sad and sometimes happy" nagihiko drinking his tea and having a rice cookie "I just have so much in my head" amu all sad. He drank some tea and had a rice cookie and then he saw a teardrop come out of amu eye "amu-chan what's wrong?!" nagihiko all worried she didn't say a word she just covered her face and said "I betray you and everyone in the guardians" amu all sad. Nagihiko look at her wondering what she meant by that so he grab onto her and gave her another hug and he wasn't letting go for a while "Nagihiko" amu blushed and
Amuto True Love Part 6 Amuto True Love Part 6Amuto True Love Part 67 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
When Amu was walking out the limo and saw the restaurant/club she was going to have her party she thought "this is going to be some 14th birthday party" as she walked inside she saw everyone in beautiful mask but she wanted to find ikuto in the huge crowd. As she walked down the stairs a hand reached out for her it was tadase she was scared to even look at him so she just said hi and ran into the crowd to danc so he wouldn't find her. When the party was getting more interesting more guests came ,the guardian characters met up with each other in a mask too to make it fun "Rima nice mask" amu said "Thanks it goes with my character a sad or cheerful clown" rima said while they were t
Amuto True Love Part 10 Amuto True Love Part 10Amuto True Love Part 107 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Amu looked at Ikuto at his beautiful purple eyes and his long eyelashes, they looked at each other. Amu felt her heart beating really fast and ikuto reached out his hand to amu chest "wait ikuto, what are you doing?" amu thought he was going to touch her chest and her heart was beating faster and she closed her eyes but she opened her eyes again and his face was close to hers. But he just grabbed her Humpty Lock "this is the Humpty Lock that pairs with my Dumpty Key" ikuto looking at amu Humpty Lock "I know but someone stole it and tadase thinks you stole it" amu all sad and unhappy. Ikuto grabbed something from his violin case and he showed her he got back the Dumpty Key "It's s
The Writing ProcessWhat is the Writing Process?The Writing Process8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Many of us learned that the writing process is made up of five parts: Pre-writing, Writing, Revision, Editing, and Publishing. Indeed, this process has been so ingrained, and the vocabulary and terms have become such a part of our education, that some students (and adults) feel as if writing is a formulaic, rigid thingnot unlike learning mathematicsthat they simply never excelled in. Fortunately, this simply isn't true. While the five basic steps of the writing process are effective, they can only be effective if the people using the process understand the purpose of each step.
Experience has shown that many students do not know the purpose of drafting beyond a certain, vague understanding that you're supposed to "correct" or "fix" something for each new draft. Its unfortunate, but its also been shown that students who are forced to Pre-Write in certain ways, even when they have been
Showing, Part OneShowing, Part One12 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
If you've ever taken a class in creative writing, you've no doubt heard the teacher repeat the phrase, "Show, don't tell" over and over again. While there are few hardest rules in creative writing, this persistent little mantra might be the ultimate. Teachers and writers who write about writing spout it out all the time, but what does it mean anyway? After, isn't all writing really "telling" on some level?
It's best to view "showing" not as a single technique, but a summation of the most effective writing techniques. If we know anything about poetry, it's that the best poetry usually conjures specific and concrete images. Beyond language itself, images are the meat and bones of poetry. So goes most of prose as well. The prose writer has the added duty of creating situations and characters that seem real and believable.
Showing invites the reader into the world of out poem and story. If the reader can see, smell, taste, and feel the world through our writing, the reader is more
Amuto Idol SingerAmuto Idol Singer7 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Amuto Idol Singer
The Guardians had another meeting about protecting each child heart, "so we all have to be aware and safe each child heart, we can't let Easter get the embryo we have to find out more about Easter and who they are?" Tadase looking through some papers. Yaya wasn't listening to anything only her CD player, she was humming some song, Amu took her headphones off "what are you listening to Yaya?" "Ikuto Tsukiyomi new CD Beautiful Night" Yaya showing everyone her the new CD. "Ikuto Tsukiyomi?" Amu thought holding his CD "He's that new singer that works for some huge company and he debuted with a hit song" Rima drinking her tea "he started as first singing in gro
Amuto True Paradise Part 13 Amuto True Paradise Part 13Amuto True Paradise Part 137 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
When Amu and Ikuto were kissing at the beach on a full moon they heard sparks Amu thought "I hear sparks could that be my heart?" They stop kissing and saw fireworks Amu smiled "beautiful these fireworks are different from simple ones" "Amu can I ask you a question?" Ikuto asked. He kneel down on one knee and he grabbed a little wrap box and opened it and said "will you marry me someday, Amu?" she was speechless and started to cry and she hugged him and whisper in his ear "I do" he grabbed the ring out and put in on her finger and the ring diamond was the shape of a heart with the same color as Amu hair. They hugged each other and kissed on the lip again she felt her heart was beat
Amuto True Paradise Part 12 Amuto True Paradise Part 12Amuto True Paradise Part 127 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Amu kept singing and after her performance with ikuto, he was about to say something to her but then she ran. Amu grabbed her 4th egg and then it flew up and started to crack opened and then Dia came out "Dia" amu said "amu-chan I'm happy to see you my name is Diana I'm your would be self" diana said. Then ikuto came from behind with his violin case and ami-chan "why did you ran all of sudden" "my 4th egg was born" amu said. Ami-chan grabbed diana and hugged her the same as ran,miki,and su, "let's go back to the hotel" ikuto said. When they got inside the hotel they saw there luggage by the front desk then amu parents and ikuto parents were checking out already "We're heading to the airport to
'Poeticks: On Imagery' 1 of 3'Poeticks: On Imagery' 1 of 311 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
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Tips For Editing PoetryTips For Editing Poetry10 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
***Tips For the Novice (and otherwise) - Editing***
The blanket statement, "Editing/revision harms poetry," is simply wrong. It's akin to a photographer claiming that focusing the lens ruins the emotion of the photograph. It is the details, and the appropriate attention paid to them, that separate a photograph from a snapshot. Imagine a film maker slapping every frame he shot up on the screen without editing for continuity, for pacing, for effect. What a disaster. That is not to say that editing can't be destructive - there is such a thing as poor editing, just as there is poor writing. But done correctly, done well, it is one of the most important tools in the poet's shed.
Never shy away from editing/revision. Some young writers feel that to revise is to kill the spirit of the poem. This notion serves to sacrifice the potential of a poem for an ideal that
Amuto True Love Part 18 Amuto True Love Part 18Amuto True Love Part 187 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
When they took Tadase back to Easter headquarters the boss came to Amu and he grab her neck "stay away from our company or else your life and everyone else life is ruined" he let go of Amu and walked of. "You ok Amu-chi" Yaya comforting her *cough* I'm fine *cough* "We'll have to attack them tonight before it gets any worst then it is now" Ikuto carrying Amu "But Ikuto Easter has many plans to attack us. We can lose our life out there" Amu blushing "but I know there plans while I was in there control I remember somethings about how to get more power and try to get the embryo" Ikuto said. They all talked for a while and planned to meet at Easter headquarters tonight, when th
Active and Passive VoiceActive and Passive Voice12 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Active voice occurs when the subject or agent in the sentence performs the action, often towards an object. For example, let's look at the following sentence written in active voice:
Katie spilled the milk.
In this sentence, Katie is the subject, and she performs the action (spilling) on the direct object (the milk.) The most obvious way to spot active voice is through the use of active verbs, which are simply verbs that express actions. In most cases, the sentence will take on the simple form of the tense it's in, whether past, present, or future.
In passive voice, the object being acted upon is emphasized over the agent. A passive version of the previous sentence would look like this:
The milk was spilled by Katie.
In this sentence, our object (the milk) appears before the action (was spilled) and the agent (Katie.) You will also notice that this sentence is in the progressive fo
Metre Learning GuideSo. Metre.Metre Learning Guide9 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
It has become a dirty word in some poetry circles.
It conjures images of withered, grey-haired men laboriously counting out beats and stresses whilst coughing up phlegm because of all the dust in their cramped and quasi-arcane libraries.
It really isn't all THAT bad, trust me.
So, without getting too 'old-man' technical - What is metre? what is it good for?
And, importantly, how does one use it?
Well, let's see if we can come up with some workable and easily understood answers by the end of this.
#1: What is metre?
Technical Language: The most well known metre, 'Accentual Syllabic Metre' is the rhythmic arrangement of syllables and patterns of stresses in a poetic line.
Translation: Metre is a poetic device that allows you to consciously orchestrate the flow of rhythm in a poem by paying attention to the natural rise and fall of the spoken word, and how to align those patterns of word-emphasis in an effective way.
#2: What is metre good for?
Basically, metre is
'Poeticks: On Imagery' 3 of 3'Poeticks: On Imagery' 3 of 311 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Chapter 5: Imagery and its limitations
We have discussed in previous chapters, the nature and importance of imagery in poetry, and especially from the above experiment concerning originality, we are prone to being convinced of an infinite nature in one's creative possibilities, yet by common sense, we know that we all produce different imagery, differing in style, differing in quality, differing in the words we choose and the correlations we construct.
We will now look at the reasons and forces working behind the creation of imagery, and where the limits lie, and what constraints work against the writer's creative process.
5-1: Experience and Imagination
To begin our discussion, let us ponder what effect experience (or inexperience) of a subject matter has in our creative process.
First off, we will look at the opinions of deviantArt writers vis-a-vis the question, "is it possible to create imagery outside of one's physical and/or emotional experience?"
First there are those who
'Poeticks: On Imagery' 2 of 3'Poeticks: On Imagery' 2 of 311 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Chapter 4: Quality of imagery
4-1: Figure of Speech
We have already heard from deviantArt writers about the importance of "figure of speech" within imagery.
To make out a clearer picture of "imagery" from the writer's point of view, let us take take a closer look. You may find fyoot's Terms and Techniques a useful guide along the way, and other online resources to complement what we are about to explore. We will not go over the whole gamut of writing techniques here for that is not the main purpose, but here, let us look at how a variety of figure of speech may be used in a single piece of poetry.
We will dissect T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song for J. Alfred Prufrock" solely from a figure-of-speech point of view. For those who have not read it, we prefer that you peruse it once through before continuing this section. http://www.bartleby.com/198/1.html
What we would like readers to note is a) how figures of speech