Hi, my name is Benjy . My fun fact was that i can bench press 315lbs. I am big in fitness and love to work out. This is why I love my current job at Lifetime Fitness. Outside of class, I am either working out or life guarding at lifetime, doing homework, or sleeping.
I was very impressed with the powerful passion displayed by Harper in the poem Bury Me in a Free Land. She shows that she refuses to lay under walking slaves. My favorite author I read today was actually Fredrick Douglas. I very much enjoyed reading the piece from his autobiography. His quick whits and natural ability to learn is incredible and inspiring to me. It is amazing how he got the wife of his slave owner to teach him to write. Also, the powerful and advanced language he displays is amazing when taking into consideration where he came from. My only question is what other ways was Douglas able to fight his way out of slavery and into becoming a renowned author.
Looking back at Harper, The word I chose to research was galling. The main reason I chose this word was because I have no idea what it means, even when looking at the word in context "as they bound afresh his galling chain." This word mean chaffing or irritation. Whats very interesting is that galling can mean this physically and metaphorically. When looking back at the quote above, it's now clear that the chain was chaffing or hurting, and also irritating not only the body but the mind and spirit. A beautifully chosen word to weave in where Harper did in the poem because of its two possible meanings. The sentence I made with the word galling: The mother sits gallingly over her children, who look look mischievous and up to no good.