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I Am An English Major

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    Cordelia is my favorite of all characters.

    King Lear makes me cry :'(
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 22-25 Oct 25

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    Creative Writing

    I'm an English major with a creative writing track. I love it. I'm also a sociology minor. I hope to be a middle school or high school English teacher after graduating. I have three more semesters left.
    katpunkhippiegirl katpunkhippiegirl 18-21, F Nov 28, 2008

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    Third Major's The Charm!

    I am a new English major, I transferred out of Biology just recently (which I transferred to from Chemical Engineering). The science stuff just wasn't doing it for me. It is frustrating, stressful, and demoralizing. I feel that I'm finally in a major which I'm going to enjoy. I'm...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2010

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    And so far I have done absolutely nothing with

    it. Money well spent then! hahaha
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    Use of An English Major?

    I am an English major because I always knew I would be. It's always been a kind of calling for me. Always my favorite classes, and like most other English majors, I love to read and write. I loved Chaucer and Faulkner and Shakespeare. I excelled at literary...
    BrenMore BrenMore 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    Bibliophile.

    I am an English Major. I love English, I love literature, and I love words.  They are what truly makes me happy :)
    bextacy bextacy 21-25, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2007

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    English Major

    Always knew I was a reader and a writer. From a really young age. But the problem is....now I'm stuck with this crappy major that I love. Sometimes your true loves screw you.
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 16, 2008

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    The Only Serious Path.

    I love stories. I love imagery. Poetry and fiction.  I think i could go without food or drink if only I could have a pile of novels and short story collections and poetry chapbooks. I don't think I could ever major in anything else, really.
    istruggle istruggle 18-21, M 3 Responses May 22, 2008

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    Got My B.A. Now What?

    As the wonderful song from Avenue Q states: "What do you do with a B.A. in English?" I've been reading and writing ever since I learned how and after changing my major a couple times, I finally decided that English was indeed the way to go. The college I went to also offered a...
    t3hdoublehelix t3hdoublehelix 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    Ever Since I Learned To Read, I Knew.

    I taught myself how to read in kindergarten, looking at cubby holes. After that, anything with words was fair game. My like of reading turned into a love of reading, and as I got older, I found that I enjoyed writing as well. While other kids were struggling with the "umbrella...
    Panurgos Panurgos 18-21, F 2 Responses May 9, 2011

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    Happy

    I have always LOVED anything having to do with books and words, so it seemed natural that I would be an English major from the beginning...not so-- after going through 2 changes, I FINALLY realized the truth Haha...I'm really loving my decision now!!
    ashliecariese ashliecariese 22-25, F May 10, 2012

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    A Lifelong Love Of English

    I have loved English, writing and literature for as long as I've lived.  I have not wanted anything more in my life, and I'm finally on the road to my dream.  I published my first novel, am writing a storm, and am in college pursuing my English degree. 
    darreilley darreilley 31-35 Nov 23, 2010

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    And by that I mean: I was an English major.

    But I sometimes think that I was born an 'English major' and that I'll more or less be that forever.
    UnimaginativeDoubleEntendre UnimaginativeDoubleEntendre 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    Poetry

    How do you speak the unspoken?How can the unspoken be beautiful?Poetry is my sky.  I want my sky.  Nothing but sky... Nothing but sky. 
    nightriver nightriver 18-21 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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    Because I Had To!

    I couldn't study anything other than English, I really couldn't.  Everything else just seems so...ridiculous to me, I guess. I'm English with emphasis on Creative Writing, because I sort of want to be an author, although I'm not very skilled at writing.  I wrote a book...
    felinethespian felinethespian 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2008

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    Mr. Edward Magorium: [to the main character,

    about dying] When King Lear dies in Act V, do you know what Shakespeare has written? He's written "He dies." That's all, nothing more. No fanfare, no metaphor, no brilliant final words. The culmination of the most influential work of dramatic literature is "He dies." It takes...
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 22-25 Oct 26

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    You will walk differently alone,

    dear, through a thicker atmosphere, forcing your way through the shadows of chairs, through the dripping smoke of the funnels. You will feel your own reflection sliding along the eyes of those who look at you. You are no longer insulated; but I suppose you must touch life in...
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 22-25 Oct 29

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    So after researching

    for one of my classes, I've decided I must be thinking unrealistic because apparently an English Ed degree is useless and I'm a woman which means I should represent women and go into a STEM career. No thank you... I think I'll be an English Teacher. Doctors can't go to med...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    Related Experiences

    Following my last post, I have found something else that may help people understand, & even use the English language...
    bybybuster bybybuster 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 18

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    I'm English and I'm proud to be English. My parents are from Ghana, but I was born in Reading. I'm from an amazing country, I love everything about England. The people, history...
    ThunderWill ThunderWill 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    You are EnglishYou are a very verbal person. You can't help but pay attention to the actual words that people use.  You are intuitive and wise. You can usually pick up on...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Graduating from a private, liberal arts college with a B.A. in English Literature enabled me to teach secondary English for fourteen years. I loved teaching, loved the kids, and...
    laylagirl1 laylagirl1 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    im very sad because of my poor english , im not confident .. i want to apply receptionist job but because of my poor english i couldnt apply the job ..
    jacy83 jacy83 31-35, F Dec 11

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    If anyone asks, I always say: 'I'm English' or 'I'm from England' because this was where I was born. It's being much more specific than just saying I'm British because it tells of...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 6 Responses Dec 17

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    I work for the 'Home Office' I offer advice . I hope you don't think I'm bragging .. I just luv that motto... It makes me proud to be English .. British ... Her majesties subject...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I want To Practice English Speaking and I can teach arabic (Egyptian). write your phone number Whatsapp
    ihsacv ihsacv 26-30 Dec 8

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    This is an Australian joke.they nurture a fond myth that the English never take a bath. A couple of pommies were in a train compartment when a catholic priest hobbled in on...
    dangler1 dangler1 70+, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    I need help in english test tomorrow
    joily joily 13-15, F Dec 9

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    I need help with english test tomorrow at 9:50 am
    joily joily 13-15, F Dec 9

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    I need help with English test tomorrow at 9:50 AM
    joilycristina joilycristina 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I need help with English test tomorrow at 9:50 AM
    joilycristina joilycristina 18-21, F Dec 9

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    I need help with English test tomorrow at 9:50 I need to obtain AAAA to pass the class
    joilycristina joilycristina 18-21, F Dec 9

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    if there is any English werewolves in the area of Gloucestershire I want to fight you even though I cant shift yet bet still bring it.
    garythewolf169 garythewolf169 13-15, M Dec 10

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    Morning any fun English ladies fancy chatting send me a message
    TeddyboyUK72 TeddyboyUK72 41-45, M Dec 14

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    Is anyone else as sick as I am of these 'please help i not speak english good i need help in school' posts popping up in this group? I've seen three today and gotten ten messages...
    twofacetoo twofacetoo 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 14

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    I am English and proud to be so, however that said, I don't think this would be the same country without the association with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. All great people...
    Thrash1 Thrash1 61-65, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    WARNING: This is a long read. Please proceed with open-mindedness. +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ I've completed my High School... And I've majored towards Journalism and Language...
    thegoodrebel10 thegoodrebel10 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 14

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    Do you think that the major part of the women here are really men? ... in particular those who say that they are bi, or that they do not want to accept of men in their circle of...
    0002p 0002p 36-40 41 Responses Nov 29

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    This is my third semester as a bio major and I'm loving my bio classes, but not my other ones. Any advice on how to get through the basics without feeling like crap?
    bkb99 bkb99 18-21, F Dec 1

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    Before this last year of my life i thought i've taken a small taste of pretty much everything from the main plates of life, i felt satisfied with what i had lived so far and got...
    alogo alogo 26-30 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I was hospitalized for 9 days because I was having suicidal thoughts and I battle OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, possible PTSD, and major depressive disorder. I am still...
    ashkrause ashkrause 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    ...and, frankly, looking for an affair... Any advice on the best websites to frequent would be welcome.
    ThisCharmingManUK ThisCharmingManUK 46-50, M 6 Responses Nov 28

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    Up and about and game to chat...
    ThisCharmingManUK ThisCharmingManUK 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    His Dad asked what he had learned at Sunday school that morning. "I learned about a cross eyed bear whose name was Gladly"replied the youngster. Dad was puzzled and had to press...
    dangler1 dangler1 70+, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I definitely believe that if my writing was better I would be more confident in what I express, both in my interactions with other people, and in cyber space. I've deleted several...
    justalittlewallflower justalittlewallflower 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    An unexpected (and unobserved) day off. ....spending it on a nostalgia jaunt. Pondering the 'what if' scenarios. ...though am glad none of them ended with my living in the...
    ThisCharmingManUK ThisCharmingManUK 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    The feeling is completely lost in translation. I try not to do that much. But I promised Kimmy to translate one of them, which is about walls, and post it here. Here it is Kimmy...
    Soossie Soossie 51-55, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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