Few objects spark such memories as does my old pillow. When most people see a pillow, they just think of sleep, but my pillow is different. My pillow has been with me since early childhood. That consistent comforter and friend has supported me through thick and thin. That pillow has patiently endured my nightmares and dreams for years. Whether I was in bed with a sickness or running after my little brother in a pillow fight battle, that familiar sack of cotton has been reliable. Every time I lay my head down on my old pillow, a torrential rain of memories floods my mind. My pillow’s name is Pillow. She has several defining features. She is not as fluffy as some of her newer more innovative counterparts. Also, she is not especially flashy in style. She does not match my curtains or add flair to the room. Instead, she is quite ordinary in appearance. She is an average size— nearly equivalent to the size of the back rest on an office chair. However, her normal, slightly even subpar features do not strike a negative connotation in my eyes. On the contrary, Pillow’s commonplace attributes are terrifically charming. She is unexceptional and undistinguished. She is usual at best. Perhaps, though, this is what makes her so enchanting. Her gentle and antiqued baby blue covering magically constitutes an unmistakable aura of friendliness that is inviting and relatable. Pillow has a middle class appearance, but she is sincere and genuine. Pillow reminds me of numerous events and feelings in my life. We have laughed and cried together. We have countless memories to reminisce upon. Some of these memories are bad. I vividly recall crying with Pillow for hours during my childhood in order to mourn the loss of a beloved pet. During difficult times, Pillow seemed to take on somewhat of a motherly role whereas to comfort me in the midst of stress and/or sorrow. Pillow has also gotten me in trouble on multiple occasions throughout my life. I have
Professor Rebecca Biggs
2 September 2013
Sweet Treats And Dreams
When I was young my parents always drilled the phrase in my head that “Anything is possible”. This is a phrase that I have lived and believed all my life. I always wanted to be a nurse when I grew up. I always had dreams of being a nurse, but that changed when I was ten. My farther worked as a manager at a local grocery store. I remember him working there…
Marketing Case Study :
Sweet Dreams Motel
in Far North Queensland
Mr Smith is the owner of Sweet Dreams Motel in Far North Queensland. He owns the property since four years ago and he is not happy with the occupancy in the motel which only 50% year round while the other property can reach to 68% occupancy rate.
Mr Smith believe his property have some strengths especially if we look at locations, large…
the use of the orchestra so effective?
h/w - pop song Listen to Beyonce Sweet Dreams and discuss why it is an effective pop song. What elements does it have that make it successful?
h/w – Classical listen to the sugar plum fairy from the Nutracker suite by Tchaikovsky. What musical devices are used that make it successful? Why is the use of the orchestra so effective?
h/w - pop song Listen to Beyonce Sweet Dreams and discuss why it is an effective pop song. What elements does it have that…
A Dream Deferred
Yim Tung Tong
“A Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes, “deferred” signifies delayed or postponed. Essentially, the title of this poem means a dream delayed or a dream being put on hold.
There are many similes throughout the entire poem. The first simile states, “Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” which means that the dream altered its shape due to certain affects. A dream deferred shrivels up and turns dark because the sun has baked it. The emphasis…
A dream is a hope, a wish, and an aspiration. Everyone has dreams about what they want to be when they grow up, how they want to live, whom they want to marry and how their life will turn out. However, not all dreams can come true right away. Many of them are just out of reach and can only be attained by hard work, leadership and determination. The poem "A Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes is an example of just that, a dream that is just simply out of reach. So what happens to a dream deferred…
incites reader’s to explore what it feels like to have someone’s dreams held off for so long. He shows us that a deferred dream produces changes; changes that are not pleasant and may even be violent. But by using universal images, Langston allows others to share the feeling the suffering Black American people experienced.
Harlem wants to get a response from the listener by immediately starting off with a question, “What happens to a dream deferred?”(1). A much closer look at the careful arrangement…
a wholegrain chip in Australia, the market was saturated with more traditional potato or corn based snacks. Market research confirmed there was a clear opportunity to develop a wholegrain snack for the health conscious consumer. ( "The Grain Waves dream comes true on TV", 2010 ) So The Smith's Snackfood Company which was the leading player in Australian…
accordingly to the time of year and mood I am in. Their flavor can be ever changing like colors on a chameleon. As always, I leave the bright green shiny skin on and will slice the cucumber shaped vegetables lengthwise, right down the middle. The sweet pale succulent pulp is now making its appearance. After carving slices that now resemble a mouth, I put them ever so gently in a baking dish. I see a bunch of smiles looking up at me in the pan. A shower of Extra Virgin Olive Oil is next. The smiles…
A Dream Deferred simply states that a dream is a goal in life, not just dreams experienced during sleep. Most people use their dreams as a way of setting future goals for themselves. Dreams can help to assist people in getting further in life because it becomes a personal accomplishment. The poem speaks about what happens to dreams when they are put on hold. The poem leaves it up to you as a reader to decide what dream is being questioned. In the beginning of the poem the speaker uses a visual image…
to a dream deferred?” In this context, ‘Dream’ means ‘civil rights’ for African American people. They made an action to get the fundamental rights for a long time until then. However, it was definitely difficult to achieve. In this situation, the author asked the stability of the value of the dream which they were seeking for a large number of years.
The first sentence “Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” is suggesting the possibility that due to the passing of time the value of dream becomes…