Free Essays on River Autobiography

  1. Ganga Project

    been flowing towards the sea for ages, through hills and valleys and planes by earning love and good wishes of all whom I meet on my long way.I am a river, a dancing maid, who knows not how to tarry for a while. When I was given this eternal flow I remember not, and when it will end is a mystery to me...

  2. Realist Literary movement

    position of being a realism writer. Twain says in his autobiography, "On the fourth night temptation came and I was not strong enough to resist. When I had gazed at the disk I had pretended to be sleepy and began to nod"(Twain, "From the Autobiography of Mark Twain"660). In this scenario Twain is explaining...

  3. Hybridity in Ezekiel Mphahlele's Down Second Avenue

    derivations of the Greek components of the word "autobiography". The textual landscape of Down Second Avenue includes many varied and detailed arenas, the rural setting and its many dimensions, the city and its many dimensions. In the sense that autobiography is part of the genre of biography in the postclassical...

  4. Autobiography on Jamaica Kincaid

    Jamaica Kincaid’s The Autobiography of My Mother: by REBBECA MAMHERE ________________________________________ . ________________________________________ 1 Among Caribbean women writers, Jamaica Kincaid is noted for her counter-discursive strategies; she consistently produces essays, stories...

  5. Exit Discussion

    a King, the pharaoh. The territory of Egypt covered from the Nile delta, south along the Nile River, to the second stretch of waterfalls and rapids, or cataract. Directly to the south, along the Nile River, was the region of Nubia. Nubia was not unified, and consisted of smaller Nubian Kingdoms. As...

  6. Mark Twain

    twelve while his mother lived until he was fifty-five years old. (Mark Twain House) Samuel’s early life was greatly influenced by the Mississippi river after he moved to Hannibal, Missouri at the age of 4. Hannibal became the influence for the fictitious town, St. Petersburg in both novels on Tom Sawyer...

  7. Langston Hughes

    study engineering. After a while, he dropped out of the degree course, but continued to write poetry. His first published poem,The Negro Speaks of Rivers, was also one of his most famous, appearing in Brownie's Book.Later, his poems, short plays, essays and short stories would appear in the NAACP...

  8. Gregor Townsend Book Review

    In this essay I will talk about a book I have recently read it is the autobiography of Gregor Townsend it is called “Gregor Townsend Talk of the Toony”. It is his life story from the first time he picked up a rugby ball to his controversial opinions on where the SRU has gone wrong. I will also be talking...

  9. Langston Hughes

    "Dream Variations", "The Weary Blues", and his most famous poem "The Negro Speaks Of Rivers" (Bloom 96-97). Written when Hughes was only seventeen as he traveled by train across the Mississippi, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" is a beautiful statement of strength in the history of black people. In this poem...

  10. a lonely river's autobiography

    Essay on the autobiography of a riverIntroductionI am a river. I like to give you an account of my life. You may laugh to think what is the value of the autobiography of a river. You may laugh if you like. Men write their autobiographies. They have importance in their own way. I have importance in my...

  11. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin’s life made a huge impact on the history of America. He also was an influence for many citizens. Since Franklin lived during the eighteenth century, a period of growth for America, he also played a part in the political founding of the United...

  12. An Autobiography of a River

    Essay on the autobiography of a river Introduction I am a river. I like to give you an account of my life. You may laugh to think what is the value of the autobiography of a river. You may laugh if you like. Men write their autobiographies. They have importance in their own way. I have importance...

  13. school

    I am a river. I like to give you an account of my life. You may laugh to think what is the value of the autobiography of a river. You may laugh if you like. Men write their autobiographies. They have importance in their own way. I have importance in my own way. Birth and early career I was born...

  14. Autobiography of a Fish – Essay

    Autobiography of a Fish – Essay I am a fish, very small and cute. At one time a long long ago, I used to live in the depths of a river but, as time passed by, my life has changed a lot. This new life that I am spending now, is just wonderful, and I like it immensely. However, life was never hard on...

  15. Twelve Years a Slave

    “Twelve Years a Slave” In the spectacular autobiography, “Twelve Years a Slave” written by Solomon Northup, the author was a free, black, married, educated man, skilled as a musician, farmer, and carpenter. He was living in Saratoga Springs, New York, when two white men approached him with a job offer...

  16. The Girld

    history's oldest craniopagus twins, joined at the head by a spot the size of a bread plate. When Rose, the bookish sister, sets out to write her autobiography, it inevitably becomes the story of her short but extraordinary life with Ruby, the beautiful one. From their awkward first steps; Ruby's arm curled...

  17. Adeline Yen Mah

    Chinese Cinderella is an autobiography written by author Adeline Yen Mah which describes her experiences growing up in China during theSecond World War. It was published in 1999 and is a revised version of part of her autobiography, Falling Leaves. Born the fifth child to an affluent Chinese family...

  18. Benjamin Franklin American Hero

    little money, was taken on board privately, and as we had a fair wind, in three days I found myself in New York, near 300 miles from home. (The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin) From those beginnings he worked his way up to being a successful printer, a talented inventor and a Founding Father of America...

  19. Summer Essay

    The author if this autobiography hasn’t stated her name. The reader learns that the author is a female because she recognizes herself as “the only professional woman pilot in Africa.” She arrived in British East Africa at the age of four and when she grew a little older, she would hunt wild pig with...

  20. Origin of a Memoir

    Origins of a Memoir/ Autobiography I’ve read a lot of memoirs, autobiographies, personal essays, collected letters, and autobiographical novels in my life, but this is the first time I’ve studied the memoir/ autobiographical form as a genre. An interesting fact I learned right away was that the word...

  21. Jane Erye vs. Charlotte Bronte

    sisters, who are also famous for their writings. Bronte wrote Jane Eyre based on her own life experiences, which is why the novel is subtitled "An Autobiography". Much of the romantic appeal in Jane Eyre comes from Bronte's own personal history. Many critics argue that the novel is simply a reflection of...

  22. Louis Armstrong

    At the age of 36 one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, Louis Armstrong, wrote an autobiography named Swing That Music. Louis Armstrong was the most successful and talented jazz musician in history according to many critics, fellow musicians, fans, and friends. He took jazz in its rawest state...

  23. Eman

    birthplace given as near the Nolichucky River in Greene County, Tennessee; in Limestone Cove, Washington County, North Carolina; or in Hawkins County, Tennessee.[3] A recreation of his birthplace cabin stands in Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park on the Nolichucky River near Limestone, Tennessee.[4] His father's...

  24. Mark Tven

    words of Clemens had taken them pseudonym "Mark Twain" in terms of river navigation. Literally - "mark two fathoms" meant that, according to the level achieved in the lead-line minimum depth that is suitable for the passage of river vessels.        In July 1861, Sam went to war in the west to Virginia...

  25. Poemms

    Life Is Fine by Langston Hughes I went down to the river, I set down on the bank. I tried to think but couldn't, So I jumped in and sank. I came up once and hollered! I came up twice and cried! If that water hadn't a-been so cold I might've sunk and died. But it was Cold in that water! It...

  26. The Burning Passion of a Free Spirit

    of her life to one young reporter amidst some critical civil rights moments. This story would later be published as The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman; even though an autobiography it was not. Ernest J Gaines (as well as Miss Jane Pittman) discussed three main symbols throughout this novel. The first...

  27. Two Ways of Seeing a River

    03/05/2012 Mark Twain’s “Two Ways of Viewing The River” Mark Twain “Two Ways of Viewing the River “ is his view of ceasing to note the beauty of the river while steam boating, implying that once you have learned certain practices, they become...

  28. Mark Twain

    boys on the river and became exposed to the institution of slavery. He began to work as a typesetter for a number of Hannibal newspapers at the age of twelve. In the late 1850s, he became a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River. This job taught him the dangers of navigating the river at night and...

  29. Asian American

    Digital Archive – http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/eaton/browse/ A large collection of this Asian American writers works 7) Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive – http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/crbeha/browse.htm Includes Chinese American, Japanese American, and Filipino...

  30. “Two Ways of Viewing the River” by Mark Twain: Response Paper

    “Two Ways of Viewing the River” by Mark Twain: Response Paper “Two Ways of Viewing the River” is a short excerpt from Mark Twain’s autobiography that compares and contrasts Twain’s point of view as a Mississippi River boat pilot. In my opinion these few paragraphs are pitch perfect as well as technically...