Monday, September 8, 2014

Exploration Two: Evan Dias

Hi my name is Evan Dias, I am the youngest one in my entire extended family. I am from Lewis Center, Ohio and graduated from Olentangy High School. As of right now I plan to major in Business. I may end up changing to Pre-med in hopes to one day become an anesthesiologist.

I researched Fredrick Douglass. This man have a very rough life. He was born as a slave and then worked his way out and eventually made it to the free world at age 20. Douglass worked as an abolitionist in the early 1840's by attacking the Jim Crow laws. Douglass lived the bulk of his career in New York, where for 16 years he edited the most influential black newspaper of the 19th century.

I was very impressed by the poem "Songs For The People". It showed talked about all the hardships that people went through in wars. The very short Stanzas really stood out to me because it is very different and shows how they could tell so much in so little writing. The language really stood out in the last stanza. It was talking about how music can heal the sorrows until all evil stops.

One literacy event that really impacted me was the book "Tuesdays With Morrie". This book really meant a lot to me and probably the only book I actually liked while I was in high school. Morrie taught us a lot about life and really made us realize how much more the little things mean to us. He was one teacher I really wish i had the opportunity to have. He changed so many peoples lives including mine. He never gave up no matter how bad his sickness got. He just kept on trucking through and making the best of everything that came his way.


  1. Evan I chose Songs for the People as well. I thought it was really cool the way you described the stanzas because i myself would not have seen it that way. I think it is a very meaningful poem but i am just curious whether you yourself think it accomplished what it needed to? I am the oldest of five siblings and it's really cool to meet someone that is the youngest of a whole extended family! good post and it's crazy how short and sweet your post was and how much you you got across at the same time!

  2. I too plan on majoring in business, but I'm not entirely sure yet. I also researched Frederick Douglass and found out that he taught other slaves the New Testament. I am also the youngest of my family, which really isn't too bad when you think about it. I did like the poem "Songs for the People", but I liked "Bury Me in a Free Land" because it was about freedom and racial equality.

  3. Hello! I am also the youngest in my family and it has it's goods and bads of course. But I have never read the book "Tuesdays with Morrie". I have heard some wonderful things about it throughout the class though and I think I should take the time to read it, maybe over Christmas. And kudos to you for wanting to pursue such an intense career! We defiantly need people in the world like you.


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