It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Some “Great Gatsby” crap? I’m not sure. Spice Girls, maybe? I’m not sure.

At least if I fail I will fail spectacularly.

I am signing up for my next college class. I was having a few problems registering for my math class and the counselor told me what to do today on the phone. I tried again but now there is a new problem. Its OK, its not a huge problem, it should be solved in a couple of days.

It’s the peaks and valleys of life that are really getting to me.

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That’s awesome 77nick77. I think you can do it. Man you’re always doing something productive.

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I think Sz and MI in general make us too serious sometimes. You like to balance it with some humor and that’s good. Then again some of us can’t stop joking around.

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That’s Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities .

Dickens uses two literary devices: 1) Anaphora, and 2) Paradox.

Anaphora is the repetition of a phrase appearing at the start of consecutive clauses creating a steady rhythm. Examples of anaphora are MLK’s I Have a Dream speech, and Ginsberg’s Howl (part 3) Carl Solomon, I’m with you in Rockland.

Paradox is simply conflicting ideas.

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reminds me of:

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the [sky.]”

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https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/49303

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