Author Archives: cierrarouse

Story Board

After making the story board for my Visual project I think I’m in the crossroads of bringing my vision alive. My narration, though still needing revision, is one I can hear in my voice and visualize with the pictures. After … Continue reading

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The Personal Essay

http://www.callutheran.edu/career_services/documents/Sample%20Graduate%20School%20Essays.pdf Essay #1. I love the use of humor in this piece, it makes is very personal. This sounds like a statement from an applicant in an interview, using a strong voice to appeal to the reader rather than listing … Continue reading

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Reading Her Resume

This week’s reading, “Resume” by Anne Sexton was my favorite reading of the year. It began in a way I was not expecting, an introduction with a little bit of humor stating all of her “relations” to the royalty, no … Continue reading

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The Strange Thing About Strangers

After reading Toni Morrison’s “Strangers” I felt like I had a huge revelation guided by her insights. Why is it that our immediate reaction to meeting someone new, whether conscious or subconscious, is to note the differences. We see a … Continue reading

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The Strange Thing about Strangers

After reading Toni Morrison’s “Strangers” I felt like I had a huge revelation guided by her insights. Why is it that our immediate reaction to meeting someone new, whether conscious or subconscious, is to note the differences. We see a … Continue reading

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People, Places and Things

Beginning with the exercise in class on Tuesday I started to consider the different ways in which people register places. The way I described my home was all the bold images I see along the way. The connections I’ve made … Continue reading

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Notes on Baldwin’s Notes

Reading Baldwin’s notes brought a whole new perspective to his story for me. When I read his Notes of a Native Son originally I focused primarily on the facts. I watched the transformation of Baldwin as he slowly took a … Continue reading

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This I Believe Response

In response to amandaweng ’s blog about the This I believe essay she read I felt I wanted to look it up because it’s a topic that definitely interests me, especially after coming to Stony Brook. Everyone says “what a small world” … Continue reading

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Selective Memory

In response to our two readings for Thursday’s class, Kitteredge’s Interlude and Danticat’s Westbury Court, I must address the common theme I saw in the two of them. Although these two styles and voices were wildly different they both touched upon … Continue reading

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Blurred lines of fact versus fiction

I have to say after reading these some of these memoirs and personal essays I felt a lot better about approaching and continuing as well as making insights  with my own essay on lies. Beginning with Hampl’s Memory and Imagination I … Continue reading

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