I'm Bryson, my fun fact was that I am a New England Patriots fan. My major is nutrition and I aspire to be a Physcian Assistant one day.
Frederick Douglass was an author that was addressed in the readings from class. A couple interesting facts I learned are that He wrote a best seller which was entitled "Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglas, an American Slave". Douglass however, wrote more than just the one autobiography, he wrote 3. His mother was African American and his father was white... his father was also his slave owner, he was the product of a rape. Douglass also traveled to Ireland and lived there for two years, teaching and lecturing in chapels and churches. Frederick remarried after his wife passed away, he remarried to a white woman.
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My favorite poem was Songs for the People, I really enjoyed the happiness the reading of this poem brings. The author seems to be a very optimistic person who is trying to find words and lyrics for everyone so that they can feel happy, forget about any war or pain or bad experience etc. In this poem the author is trying to encourage people to listen to music because it can take pain away and bring happiness to people. That people need music and happiness because it can bring change, and can make war and pain go way.
A word that I found that seemed to be important and essential to the poem Songs for the People was "strife". According to the Oxford English Dictionary strife is defined as "the action of striving together or contending in opposition; a condition of antagonism, enmity, or discord; contention, dispute." Strife, is an old French word. An example of this word in a sentence; The day was finally here, the Buckeyes kick off... Ohio State and Navy would strife on this sunny Saturday to prove who was the better football team.