Edger Allen Poe

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I remember the day as though it was yesterday. Can you imagine being made, and eaten on the same day. Let me fill you in on the misery I had to endure. It all began one sunny afternoon. My brother just experienced the feeling of being grilled, and it was finally my turn. As Jackie the prettiest cook picked me up this was finally my chance. As I was cooked and fully dressed with all the right things a burger should have I finally realized that this was the end of me. As I was put on a tray my end was coming closer and closer and I finally came face to face with my killer. It was a little girl I never knew a little girl could be so brutal. She unwrapped me and took the biggest bite known to man (Ingestion). As I was ingested she kept me in her mouth for thirty seconds before she started breaking me down with her teeth (Mechanical digestion). I was now on her tongue. Her salivary glands begin to produce saliva that moistens me up and break down the carbohydrates I have stored in me, and this enzyme is called salivary amylase. (Propulsion) As she continues to mix me with her saliva I am no longer a cheeseburger, I am now bolus. As she is about to push me down her epiglottis closes her trachea so I don't go down the wrong path. I am now pushed past the pharynx and down the esophagus by peristalsis.
I am now in her stomach and truth be told this is the nastiest place I have ever been to in my life. In the stomach I am temporarily stored there, and I am no longer called bolus; but now I am called chyme. In the stomach there are multiple stomach acids such as hydrochloric acid that activates the other enzymes, then pepsinogen breaks down the protein in me, then gastrin regulates secretion and contraction, and lastly mucus to protect the walls of the stomach from hydrochloric acid. I don't know why anyone one would want to protect the stomach it is absolutely…...

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