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HELEN (HANYU) L

A Wish’s Journey   It starts with a shiny penny plunging through the fountain. It continues with the quick flick of a fallen eyelash. Next it’s blown and travels the air from a dandelion, And it blossoms when met with a shooting star’s dashing flash.   It is dazzled when encountered by a simple wishbone. Read more…

HELEN (HANYU) L

The author is persuasive and clever. “I was confused, of course. I’d fallen in love not with this person, but with this place.” This reveals who she is and how she was in love with Vermont, rather than the person that brought her there. Also, “What’s so compelling to me about the mountains? Is it that there’s always somewhere to go? Is it the supramundane perspective afforded by a summit? Is it genetics?” The repeated “Is it …” provokes us to learn all the reasons why Bechdel would stay in Vermont. “I always feel a little out of place, but it’s place, of course, that binds me to these people.” This reveals that the reason she remained is that she truly adores the state, viewing it as more than the people there. Through this, the reader can feel as if Vermont is Bechdel and Bechdel is Vermont, since the place is what keeps her lingering: “…our microclimate, our brief spring-times, the particular contours and declivities of our rural, plural habitat.” The readers feel an invisible bonding among the citizens of Vermont, their unique love for their state, and their independence.

HELEN (HANYU) L

 Narrative Voices in Eudora Welty’s Stories         “To be or not to be?” Hamlet’s cry, meaning to live on Earth through the pain and torture or, to instead leave and die, was a difficult dilemma faced by the Danish prince. This is similar to a writer’s choice in narrative techniques, or points of view, Read more…

HELEN (HANYU) L

Work is necessary in order to be successful, just like how hens must lay eggs in order to be productive. From the essay prompts you assign me, I am able to map out my essay exactly, making a strong outline for my entire piece. Even though this counts as work, homework even, it does pay Read more…

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A Story The small child stared at the tantalizing fairytale book on the top shelf of the bookcase with her green, glittering eyes. It had caught her eyes a few weeks ago, but she never dared ask her parents if she could take it down and open its heavy covers, because she knew that they Read more…