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    This picture and quote is perfect to describe

    many of us. Its called "Miles to go before I sleep." Frost.
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 Jun 24

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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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    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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    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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    Cordelia is my favorite of all characters.

    King Lear makes me cry :'(
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 Oct 25, 2014

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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 26-30 Oct 26, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    it was all right, everything was all right,

    the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 Apr 23

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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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    And so far I have done absolutely nothing with

    it. Money well spent then! hahaha
    Nenmir Nenmir 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2014

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2007

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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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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    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 26-30 Oct 29, 2014

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    I have a preteen sister who is really lonely and really despised by her peers in school. She's been very depressed lately. I thought I'd get her a book she can relate to. Any...
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    When I was teaching English several years ago, there was a hot and precocious student of about 20 in my class. Well she would flirt with me and though I tried to discourage it, she...
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    I have a preteen sister who is really lonely and really despised by her peers in school. She's been very depressed lately. I thought I'd get her a book she can relate to. Any...
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    #1 IN THE BEGINNING In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit...
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    I want to have an affair with my male English teacher, and he's 29 but he looks 34 and God is he sexy. But I'm his student so no fun for me....sigh. I would, like, do anything to...
    wildflowerfolk wildflowerfolk 16-17, F 15 hrs ago

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    English, Korean, Russian, and French for me.
    bezhnech bezhnech 26-30, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I taught in South Korea. And I'm very disappointed with the whole child abuse (i.e. pressuring kids to study too much) among Korean mothers.
    bezhnech bezhnech 26-30, M 16 hrs ago

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    wildflowerfolk wildflowerfolk 16-17, F 16 hrs ago

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    I'm not even sure why but every now and then 'that' question comes up. I've been asked amongst a festival of young hippies, while meeting the friends of friends and one time I was...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 18 hrs ago

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    Bacon sausage eggs black pudding beans tomatoes mushrooms fried bread and toast :) tasty as f*** K x
    workinggirlkelly workinggirlkelly 18-21, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Not my English teacher but my history teacher! :)
    happytragedy happytragedy 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    im in grade 7/yr8 now and 13years old now(turned 13 in april) i've been madly in love with my history teacher since last year when i was grade 6/year7 hes called Derek Wong so...
    yasuoishawt12345 yasuoishawt12345 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    hey guys :D I'm English and i'm a rather small youtuber and I was out in London yesterday and bumped into some American tourist they were absolutely adorable and they loved my...
    TheMadHatteri TheMadHatteri 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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