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Ernest Hemingway An American writer of fiction who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1954 (1899-1961) ​ The Three Day Blow is a plot-less story in a dramatic way. Nick is the main character of the story. Bill is the sincere friend of Nick. Two friends Nick and Bill meet at Bill’s cottage. The weather is shown violent. There is rain and storm. The rain stopped as Nick walked into the road that went up through the orchard, but the fall (autumn/ he season when the leaves fall from the trees) wind was blowing. On the top of the hill, there was a cottage that belongs to Bill and his father. Nick went to the cottage and Bill came out of it welcoming him. When they met, they talked about the weather and the blowing wind. Bill said that the wind would blow like that for three days. They went inside the cottage, made fire, burn lots of logs and make themselves warm. They drank Irish whiskey sitting by the fire. They started their conversation like any normal young men


Eudora Welty The Story takes place in December on a worn out path. It's about an old Negro woman named Phoenix who goes through this path where she has to go through so many obstacles to get medication for her grandson who was suffering from throat pain. She faced different obstacles like the long path, animals, bridges and people. Also she doesn't receive that much respect from people because of her Elderly age and her racial appearance. Finally at the end she gets to the town of Natchez and goes into the building where she is suppose to get the medication when she forgets why she came to the city for. The Nurses would ask if she were okay and she would only stay quiet, until finally a nurse asked her if Phoenix grandson was okay or if he was dead. From there on we don't know if Phoenix grandson is dead, but we do know that she walked that worn path, because the love she felt for her grandson. Phoenix Jackson used to live in a village far away from the town. S


Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963 , at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Many regard it as the greatest speech of the twentieth century and, more than that, one of the greatest speeches in history. Though King was one of several featured speakers that day, "I Have a Dream" became synonymous with the aims of the march and the entire civil rights movement. His dream represented the dream of millions of Americans demanding a free, equal, and just nation. The purpose of the March on Washington (sometimes called the Poor People’s March) was not merely to make an emotional plea on behalf of African Americans; its primary purpose was to expose the American public to the economic basis of racial inequality. Thus, the focus of the march was the need to increase jobs and economic opportunities for African Americans, in order for them to realize racial equality.  In the speech, King de


Gerard Manley Hopkins The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod? Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod. And for all this, nature is never spent; There lives the dearest freshness deep down things; And though the last lights off the black West went Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs— Because the Holy Ghost over the bent World broods with warm breast and with ah! Bright wings. God’s Grandeur is a religious poem written by Gerard Manley Hopkins . In this sonnet, Hopkins praises the magnificence and glory of God in the world, blending accurate observation with lofty (superior) imagination. Glorifying and praising god’s grandeur the poet descr