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My Life

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My Life

On Wednesday, July 24, we went to the White House to meet the President in the Rose Garden. President Kennedy walked out of the Oval Office into the bright sunshine and made some brief remarks, 1)complimenting our work, especially our support for civil rights, and giving us higher marks than the governors, who have not been so forward-leaning in their annual summer meeting. After accepting a 2)Boys Nation T-shirt, Kennedy walked down the steps and began shaking hands. I was in the front, and being a bigger and bigger supporter of the President's than most of the others, I make sure I'd get to shake his hand even if he shook only two or three. It was an amazing moment for me, meeting the President whom I had supported in my ninth-grade class debates, and about whom I felt even more strongly after his two and a half years in office. A friend took a photo for me, and later we found film 3)footage of the handshake in the Kennedy Library.

Much has been made of that brief 4)encounter and its impact on my life. My mother said she knew when I came home that I was determined2 to go into politics, and after I became the Democratic nominee3 in 1992, the film was widely pointed4 to as the beginning of my presidential aspirations5. I'm not sure about that. I have a copy of the speech I gave to the 5)American Legion in Hot Spring after I came to home, and in it I didn't make too much of the handshake. I thought at the time I wanted to become a senator, but deep down I probably felt as Abraham Lincoln did when he wrote as a young man, “I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.”

One other memorable6 event happened to me in the summer of 1963. On August 28, nine days after I turned seventeen, I sat alone in a big white 6)reclining chair in our den1 and watched the greatest speech of my lifetime, as Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and spoke7 of his dream for America. In 7)rhythmic8 8)cadences 9)reminiscent of old Negro 10)spirituals, his voice at once 11)booming and shaking, he told a vast 12)throng10 before him, and millions like me 13)transfixed before television sets, of his dream that “one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood,” and that “my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

I started crying during the speech and wept for a good while after Dr. King finished. He had said everything I believed, far better than I ever could. More than anything I ever experienced, except perhaps the power of my grandfather's example, that speech steeled my determination to do whatever I could for the rest of my life to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream come true.

1) compliment [5kCmplimEnt] v. 称赞,褒扬
2) Boys Nation 少年国家,美国军团(American Legion)设立的一个年度公民培训计划,成员由高中男生组成,计划为期一星期,组织成员会与国会成员、政府官员和总统会面。
3) footage [5futidV] n. 电影胶片
4) encounter [in5kauntE] n. 相遇,见面
5) American Legion 美国军团,又称美国退伍军人协会,是美国最大的退伍军人组织
6) reclining chair n. 活动靠背扶手椅,躺椅
7) rhythmic [5riTmik] a. 节奏的,合拍的
8) cadence9 [5keidEns] n. (声音的)抑扬顿挫,节奏
9) reminiscent of 发人回想的,发人联想的
10) spiritual [5spiritjuEl] n. (美国南部黑人的)圣歌
11) booming [5bu:miN] a. (声音等)低沉有回响的,隆隆作响的
12) throng [WrCN] n. 群集
13) transfix [trAns5fiks] v. 使固定,使呆住




1 den 5w9xk     
  • There is a big fox den on the back hill.后山有一个很大的狐狸窝。
  • The only way to catch tiger cubs is to go into tiger's den.不入虎穴焉得虎子。
2 determined duszmP     
  • I have determined on going to Tibet after graduation.我已决定毕业后去西藏。
  • He determined to view the rooms behind the office.他决定查看一下办公室后面的房间。
3 nominee FHLxv     
  • His nominee for vice president was elected only after a second ballot.他提名的副总统在两轮投票后才当选。
  • Mr.Francisco is standing as the official nominee for the post of District Secretary.弗朗西斯科先生是行政书记职位的正式提名人。
4 pointed Il8zB4     
  • He gave me a very sharp pointed pencil.他给我一支削得非常尖的铅笔。
  • She wished to show Mrs.John Dashwood by this pointed invitation to her brother.她想通过对达茨伍德夫人提出直截了当的邀请向她的哥哥表示出来。
5 aspirations a60ebedc36cdd304870aeab399069f9e     
强烈的愿望( aspiration的名词复数 ); 志向; 发送气音; 发 h 音
  • I didn't realize you had political aspirations. 我没有意识到你有政治上的抱负。
  • The new treaty embodies the aspirations of most nonaligned countries. 新条约体现了大多数不结盟国家的愿望。
6 memorable K2XyQ     
  • This was indeed the most memorable day of my life.这的确是我一生中最值得怀念的日子。
  • The veteran soldier has fought many memorable battles.这个老兵参加过许多难忘的战斗。
7 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
8 rhythmic rXexv     
  • Her breathing became more rhythmic.她的呼吸变得更有规律了。
  • Good breathing is slow,rhythmic and deep.健康的呼吸方式缓慢深沉而有节奏。
9 cadence bccyi     
  • He delivered his words in slow,measured cadences.他讲话缓慢而抑扬顿挫、把握有度。
  • He liked the relaxed cadence of his retired life.他喜欢退休生活的悠闲的节奏。
10 throng sGTy4     
  • A patient throng was waiting in silence.一大群耐心的人在静静地等着。
  • The crowds thronged into the mall.人群涌进大厅。
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