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1. required or necessary for a particular purpose, position, etc.; indispensable: the requisite skills of an engineer.
2. something requisite; a necessary quality, thing, etc.
1. Anatomy. a hollow, pumplike organ of blood circulation, composed mainly of rhythmically contractile smooth muscle, located in the chest between the lungs and slightly to the left and consisting of four chambers.
3. the center of the total personality, esp. with reference to intuition, feeling, or emotion: In your heart you know I'm an honest man.
4. the center of emotion, esp. as contrasted to the head as the center of the intellect: His head told him not to fall in love, but his heart had the final say.
5. capacity for sympathy; feeling; affection: His heart moved him to help the needy.
6. spirit, courage, or enthusiasm: His heart sank when he walked into the room and saw their gloomy faces.
"In this way, Shane, we are very much brother and sister. This is the biggest mistake I could think would save me. I wanted to give up the idea that I had any control Shake things up. To be saved by chaos. To see if I could cope, I wanted to force myself to grow again. To explode my comfort zone." -Invisible Monsters
"At least once a fortnight a corps of caterers came down with several hundred feet of canvas and enough colored lights to make a Christmas tree of Gatsby's enormous garden. On buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors-d'oeuvres, spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold. In the main hall a bar with a real brass rail was set up, and stocked with gins and liquors and with cordials so long forgotten that most of his female guests were too young to know one from another." - From The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Music of the 40's
Music in the 1940s was mainly built around the jazz and big band styles that were popular during the day. Artists like Rosemary Clooney, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw helped to define the musical era with their unique brand of entertaining crowds through their music. This was also the era of World War II, and many musical acts strived to reflect the pain that the country was going through while still remaining upbeat and positive about the impending future.
The Silence Dogood Letters were written by Benjamin Franklyn when he was only sixteen years old. The character of Silence Dogood was that of a middle-aged widow, created to poke fun at aspects of colonial life. She was created in 1722 and her(or his) first letter to the New-England Courant was slipped under it's door on April 3rd of that year. Though you've probably read about it in school once or twice, I doubt that teachers have touched on this subject as much as they should. It's not only a story of a young boy who wanted to be a writer and was well beyond his years, but a story of how something as simple as a letter could change the world.