College Application Essays

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Gonzaga University

14 November 2003

Choose a character with whom you identify from a novel or a short story you have read recently. Explain how you identify with this character, what lessons he or she has taught you, and how you imagine this knowledge will be helpful as you enter college.

One literary work that I always find inspiring is Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken". In Frost's poem the speaker, on the verge of making a decision, symbolizes this decision by using a reference to one road forking into two. Each road represents a possible decision. The speaker visualizes...

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