williams essay Essay The Poem, â€œBlackberriesâ€ (1992), by Yusef Komunyakaa is a retrospective look In the Day of a life experienced by the author as a seller of blackberries when he was a 10 year old child. It is told from a first persons perspective so as to pronounce the level of Intimacy to the narrative relative to the poet. In this essay, Iâ€™ll give a brief analysis of my Thoughts on the poem and its effectiveness as an artistic literature. In recounting the nostalgiac setting of summer, while working as a berry picker And seller, the author attempts paint an image of the emotional and sensual complexities laden through an average day on the streets: â€œAlthough I could smell old lime-covered History, at ten Iâ€™d still hold out my hands and berries fell into them. Eating from one and filling a half gallon with the other. â€œ (MLM , Komunyakaa, â€œBlackberriesâ€ PPG 147-148) . Through his description in detailing the labor of picking berries and being challenged not to eat them, he showcases a conflict that heâ€™s clearly been faced with, in the face of hisÂ duty. This conflict is later alluded to, from a more lustful point of viewÂ later in the piece. When the author positâ€™s his disposition even further, he goes on to say: â€œI ate the mythology dreamt of pies and cobbler, almostâ€¦â€ (MLM, Komunyakaa, â€œBlackberriesâ€ PPG 147- 148). It seems with this statement the author is implying that he is impoverished. When he uses the memories of his poverty as a child in his descriptions, it gives the poem a very melancholic tone; one of sympathy, even. Yet, still, in recounting these days of hardship, he still finds the nostalgia of being with his dog and among natureâ€™s elements. : â€œNeedful as forgiveness. My bird dog Spot. Eyed blue jays thrashers. The mud frogs in rich blackness, hid from daylight.â€ (MLM, Komunyakaa, â€œBlackberriesâ€ PPG 147-148) . To balance the conflict with a longing to be in simpler times, with a connection to the animals and nature, gives the piece a much needed lighter touch. As the poem winds down, the author spans the poem from the beginning of his days journey to a point where he recalls the lure of air conditioning in contrast to the seemingly excessive heat of the day. : â€œThe big blue car made me sweat. Wintertime crawled out of the windows. When I leaned closer I saw the boy and girl my age, in the wide back seat smirking..â€ (MLM, Komunyakaa, â€œBlackberriesâ€ PPG.147-148) The context in him describing this observation was cynical, in my opinion. Throughout the poem the author has struck a delicate balance in expanding on moments in his life that would otherwise be forgettable to anyone else, and discovering the beauty in those very moments that made the experience worthwhile. Overall, â€œBlackberriesâ€, by Yusef Komunyakaa is a short, autobiographical narrative integral to the authors experience as an impoverished boy. The poem begins as workmanâ€™s like representation of a commodity he seemed to be burdened, yet enamored by. In detailing hi profound allegorical appreciation for the fruit, he seems challenge to reconcile his desires with his duty as a laborer and a provider. Though, in recalling his memories, he writes with such a clarity and strength in his descriptions, that some unappealing moments, were beautiful in their nobility.
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MBA Admissions Essays - An Entrepreneurial Passion
My love for business is not something I was born with. It took over a decade of experience and exploration to discover my passion. This discovery began ten years ago when I accepted a position at The Pitney Bowes Corporation. My job was to make unsolicited phone calls to prospective businesses in order to sell our base model postage meter. All that was required was reading a script, word for word, to potential buyers. Yet, after a week of working at Pitney Bowes, I still didn't know important details about the meter, like what it looked like, and how it actually operated. My manager acted a bit surprised when I asked to see the meter, but she agreed, and I took a walk to an adjacent building where I saw first hand what I was selling. It looked completely different from what I had expected, but by viewing and touching it first hand, my ability to convey to people what I was offering improved dramatically. Once I viewed the device, I felt more confident to adlib on the sales pitch. In a couple of weeks reading my hybrid pitch led to a higher rate of sales. People were more apt to buy from someone who sounded like a person and less like a robot. My sales steadily improved and in my third month I was the number one sales person out of over 200 employees. Management implemented some of my changes in the selling process and as a result, overall sales of the entry model postage meter increased significantly.
After my days of selling postage meters were long over, and I was in my senior year of college, I decided to start my own company. I wrote two books on college admission and college life and marketed them through the internet. After three month of diligent work, I sold over 500 books and expanded the company to five employees. Since selling only two books was proving so successful, I decided to branch out and try my hands at an affiliate driven superstore. I partnered with web sites like Amazon.com and Reel.com and became officially licensed to sell their merchandise. My time and effort resulted in many visitors to my on-line superstore, but sales were few and far between. The business needed a change of direction.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.