Every day I think about you and how my life used to be when I was back living at home and had the ability to see you whenever I wanted to. It was already hard for me to go a day without seeing you, and now being at war, the need to see you is even more greatly valued. Life at war brings me to a whole new and different perspective on life. It makes me really think of the possessions that I took advantage of and came so easy to me. I am not able to call you up and ask if you want to stay home and watch movies with me. I’m not able to stay up all night on the phone with you, and then sleep-in the next morning and wake up to a “good morning” text from you. Coming to war has also made me realize and value the true safety that we have back at home. There are more things that I am now aware of that exist in life that worry me about you, which are far greater than you getting home safe after driving at night. These experiences are eye opening and at times; I breakdown because the emotions from witnessing the damaging events create this powerful sorrow that leaks into my body and forces me to become weak. It is challenging for me to stay strong without you by my side, but in my eyes, a soldier represents a symbol of strength and courage. To help me keep my strength and courage, I carry a picture of you and me in my pocket. Every time get down on myself or have a mental breakdown, I pull out the picture of us and I remind myself that life is remarkable and grand. This picture reminds me that I have something to look forward to and I have someone that cares about me. Knowing that…
26 April 2011
Many genocides have happened throughout the earth, and some are a lot worse than others but the Iraqi genocide is still pretty sad what happened. The genocide is known for the mass number of Kurdish people that were murdered under Saddam Hussein’s rule. In northern Iraq he directed mass evacuations, mass executions, and also chemical attacks on Kurdish men, women, and children. The Iraq genocide still affects the culture of the people because…
“Ballad of the Landlord” by Langston Hughes
Ballad of the Landlord is about a black tenant with white landlords whose apartment is falling apart and doesn't want to pay the rent until the landlord fixes the problems. The speaker in this poem is a poor African American tenant. He is angry that the landlord won't fix anything yet still wants him to pay the rent. I would only imagine that the speaker is someone who doesn't want to be cheated out of his…
The American Ballad
At the end of World War II, the United States returned to daily life, almost unaffected by the war. The US was the only major industrial nation that hadn’t been damaged and prosperity was rippling through the nation. Suburbs provided relief to the housing shortages and couples were marrying at a younger age, which then led to the baby boom era. However, there was a group of people that were affected within pop culture. Swing bands and jazz orchestras began to attract less…
Interpretative Paper 1
Interpretation of “Ballad of Birmingham”
In 'Ballad of Birmingham,' Dudley Randall illustrates a conflict between a child who wishes to march for civil rights and a mother who wishes only to protect her child. Much of this poem is read as dialogue between a mother and a child, a style which gives it an intimate tone and provides insight to the feelings of the characters. Throughout the poem the child is eager to go into Birmingham and march for freedom with the people…
all pop is poop.
all poop is pop.
pop is poop.
poop is pop.
do you like pop?
well then you like poop.
poop is bad.
poop is pop.
pop is poop.
one of the major soft drink companies in the United States today, has the right idea. By using a different pop icon, such as Brittany Spears, Christina Agulara and Beyonce Knowles in each new advertisement, they are guaranteed to have the attention of the younger generations, and probably some older men too. In fact, the first thing you see when you open their web site is a perfect picture of Beyonce smiling and enjoying a Pepsi. You, as a consumer, are suppose to think if she is so perfect and she…
Don’t Stop the Pop
We all belong to this global city called the world. Change and progress are taking place in all domains and music is one of those. The music entertainment industry is playing a major role in this revolution. The youth of today should be exposed to all genres of music instead of being forced to listen to only one genre. We are desperately in need of a democratic culture whereby each and every individual has freedom of opinion. Pop music is one of those genres that has positively…
Goodman School of Business, Brock University
MSc in Management: Statement of research interest
Your statement of research interest should be one page (single or double spaced). Use of this template is not required. Please submit this document with your online application via your my.brocku.ca account.
Please provide the admissions committee with a detailed overview of what research you plan to pursue while in the MSc program and how this research is related to your future…
The Pop Art Movement was one of the biggest visual art movements of the 20th century. Therefore it is extremely significant. Pop Art is simply an abbreviation for popular art work. Numerous artists such as such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and Claes Oldenburg started this phenomenal movement form the 1950’s and onwards. It came at a time after a two decade period where abstract art was extremely popular. Pop Art is the movement in art when artists began to create art with the…
Dudley Randall’s “Ballad of Birmingham” is a look into the effects of racism on a personal level. The poem is set in Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The tone of the title alludes to the city of Birmingham as a whole. The poem gives the reader, instead, a personal look into a tragic incident in the lives of a mother and her daughter. The denotation of the poem seems to simply tell of the sadness of a mother losing her child. The poem’s theme is one of guilt, irony, and the grief…