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Africa, America, and Blessed: <p>Black artist history day 25: American poet Phillis Wheatley.</p> <p>Phillis Wheatley was born in The mid-1700s in West Africa and kidnapped to be sold into slavery when she was about seven or eight. She was bought by the Wheatley family of Boston and, unlike many slaves, was actually taught by her masters to read and write, even providing her scholarship in Greek and Latin classics. She received unprecedented classical education for a girl of any race and certainly for an enslaved person. The Wheatley’s encouraged her to pursue poetry when they saw her talent, and she wrote her first poem at age 14.</p> <p>Her poetry often had religious themes and wrote on a few political topics, including writing King George III a letter praising him for repealing the stamp act. He was a fan of hers, along with George Washington, who invited her to meet with him at his Massachusetts headquarters. Her work was also noticed and re-published by Thomas Paine.</p> <p>Her work became popular in both England and the colonies. She became the first published African-American female poet and was eventually emancipated by the Wheatley family and married to a free black grocer. She had a complicated relationship with slavery, believing it to be overall cruel and in need of abolishment, but at the same time seeing it as a hidden blessing for her personally since she was blessed with kind masters and found Christianity through it. Her relationship with race and Faith is expressed in her poem “On being brought from Africa to America”</p> <p>“Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,<br/> Taught my benighted soul to understand<br/> That there&rsquo;s a God, that there&rsquo;s a Saviour too:<br/> Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.<br/> Some view our sable race with scornful eye,<br/> &ldquo;Their colour is a diabolic dye.&rdquo;<br/> Remember, Christians, Negroes, black as Cain,<br/> May be refin&rsquo;d, and join th&rsquo; angelic train.”</p>

Black artist history day 25: American poet Phillis Wheatley. Phillis Wheatley was born in The mid-1700s in West Africa and kidnapped to be ...

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Beautiful, Bored, and Drinking: Here's a prime example of "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" offered by an English professor from the University of Phoenix The professor told his class oneday: Today we will ex- periment with a new form called the tandem story The process is simple. Each person will pair offwith the person sitting to his or her immediate right. As home- work tonight, oneofyou will write the first paragraph of a short story. You will e-mail your partner that para graph and send another copy to me. The partner will read the first paragraph andthen add another para graph to the storyand send it back, also sending an other copy to me. The first person will then add athird paragraph, and soon back-and-forth. Remember to re-read what has been written each time in order to keep the story coherent. There is to be ab- solutely NO talking outside of the e-mails and any- thing you wish to say must bewritten inthe e-mail. The story is over when both agree a con- clusion has been reached." The following was actually turned in by two of his English students: Rebecca and Gary. THE STORY: (first paragraph by Rebecca) At first, Laurie couldn't decide which kind of tea she wanted. The chamomile, which used to be her favorite for lazy evenings at home, now reminded her too much of Carl, who once said, in happier times, that he liked chamomile. But she felt she must now, at all costs, keep her mind off Carl. His possessiveness was suffocating, and if she thought about him too much her asthma started acting up again. So chamomile was out of the question. (second paragraph by Gary) Meanwhile, Advance Sergeant Carl Harris, leader of the attack squadron now in orbit over Skylon 4, had more important things to think aboutthan the neuroses of an air-headed asthmatic bimbo named Laurie with whom he had spent one sweaty night over a year ago. "A.S. Harris to Geostation 17," he said into his transgalactic communicator. "Polar orbit established. No sign of resistance so far..." But before he could sign off a bluish particle beam flashed out of nowhere and blasted a holethrough his ship's cargo bay. The jolt from the direct hit sent him flying out of his seat and across the cockpit. (Rebecca) He bumped his head and died almost immediately, but not before he feltone last pang of regret for psychically brutalizing the one woman who had ever had feelings for him. Soon afterwards, Earth stopped its pointless hostilities towards the peace- ful farmers of Skylon 4. "Congress Passes Law Per- manently Abolishing War and Space Travel," Laurie read in her newspaper one morning. The news si- multaneously excited her and bored her. She stared out the window, dreaming of her youth, when the days had passed unhurriedly and care- free, with no newspaper to read, no television to distract her from her sense of innocent wonder at all the beautiful things around her. "Why must one lose one's innocenceto become a woman?" she pondered wistfully. (Gary) Little did she know, but she had less than 10 sec- onds to live. Thousands of miles above the city, the Anu'udrian mothership launched the first of its lithium fusion missiles. The dimwitted wimpy peaceniks who pushed the Unilateral Aerospace disarmament Treaty through the congress had left Earth a defenseless target for the hostile alien em- pires who were determined to destroy the human race. Within two hours after the passage of the treaty the Anu'udrian ships were on course for Earth, carrying enough firepower to pulverize the entire planet. With no one to stop them, they swiftly initiated their diabolical plan. The lithium fusion missile en- tered the atmosphere unimpeded. The President, in his top-secret mobile submarine headquarters on the ocean floor offthe coast of Guam, felt the inconceivably massive explosion, which vaporized poor, stupid Laurie. (Rebecca) This is absurd. lrefuse tocontinuethis mockery of literature. My writing partner is a violent, chauvin- istic semi literate adolescent. (Gary) Yeah? Well, my writing partner is a self-centered tedious neurotic whose attempts at writing arethe literary equivalent of Valium. "Oh, shall I have chamomile tea? Or shall have some other sort of F-KING TEA??? Oh no, what am I to do? I'm such an air headed bimbo who reads too many Danielle Steele novels!" (Rebecca) Asshole. (Gary) B*tch. (Rebecca) F**K YOU YOU NEANDERTHAL!! (Gary) In your dreams, Ho. Go drink sometea. TEACHER) A+ I really liked this one. A+. I really liked this one.
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All Star, Coldplay, and Foo Fighters: ONCE UPON A LER ACT L: WELCOME TO PARADISE ONCE UPON A LER ACT I: SELF-FULFILLED PROPHECY ONCE UPON A LER ACT III LESSON LEARNED ONCE UPON A LER FINAL ACT PLANT LIFE cuntdestroy-ler: Once Upon A Ler: a Once-ler playlist All songs include lyrics and covers. Act I: Welcome To Paradise / Download Welcome To Paradise by Green Day Between You And Me by Marillion Feeling Good by Muse All Star by Smash Mouth Act II: Self-Fulfilled Prophecy / Download Everybody Loves Me by OneRepublic The Fallen by Franz Ferdinand I Want It All/We Will Rock You by Queen/Armageddon Oh No! by Marina The Diamonds Puttin’ On The Ritz by Shiny Toy Guns Rock Star by N.E.R.D. Act III: Lesson Learned / Download Long Road To Ruin by Foo Fighters Devil’s In The Detail by The Hoosiers Look What You’ve Done by Jet The World We Live In by The Killers Final Act: Plant Life / Download Plant Life by Owl City Field Below by Regina Spektor Viva La Vida by Coldplay All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers I also wanted to cover the transition between good Oncie and the Once-ler, and maybe try to picture the interaction between the two Once-lers. not necessarily Oncest but I guess it could also be viewed that way. whatever floats your boat I guess: Intermission: Nice Guy with the Wrong Attitude / Download Money To Be Made by The Hoosiers Nice Guys Finish Last by Cobra Starship Diabolic Scheme by The Hives hope you like

cuntdestroy-ler: Once Upon A Ler: a Once-ler playlist All songs include lyrics and covers. Act I: Welcome To Paradise / Download Welcome To...

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