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  • "not Waving but Drowning" a Modern Poem

    "not Waving but Drowning" a Modern Poem

    Stevie Smith lived from 1902 to 1971, which was the pinnacle of new modernistic poetry. Smith was unlike most of the poets of this age as critics have reported that her work fits into no category and shows none of the same characteristic influences of the age. Although this may be true, many of her poems followed modern principles. An example is “Not Waving, but Drowning,” a morbid poem about suicide and depression. Morbid poems

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    Submitted: March 4, 2010 By: Bred
  • "on Being a Cripple" by Nancy Mairs

    "on Being a Cripple" by Nancy Mairs

    “On Being a Cripple”, Nancy Mairs In her essay “On Being a Cripple”, Nancy Mairs presents her audience with an honest inside view of her life and perspective as a cripple, a word she openly uses to define herself. She brings her world to us by discussing a wide variety of things including language, family, and humor, and how these all relate to her life. Through various stories and insights, she allows her readers to

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    Essay Length: 2,002 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Jack
  • "one Art" Essay

    "one Art" Essay

    Every person loses sometimes. In Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “One Art,” Bishop displays her accepting attitude to losing. Using verse form and language, Bishop is able to express her different feelings about losing. Because of her experiences with loss, the poet is able to express her attitude towards loss. Throughout the poem, verse form plays an important role in Elizabeth Bishop’s description of losing. Every tercet from lines 1 to 15 helps to describe that the

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    Submitted: March 21, 2010 By: Edward
  • "people Are Basically Good" - Proof to the Contrary

    "people Are Basically Good" - Proof to the Contrary

    Many present day philosophies and worldviews claim people are basically good and that bad or immoral behavior is the exception. The Bible states quite the opposite - that “They are evil, wicked, and greedy, as well as mean in every possible way. They want what others have, and they murder, argue, cheat, and are hard to get along with. They gossip, say cruel things about others, and hate God. They are proud, conceited, and boastful,

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Bred
  • "rabbit" Analysis

    "rabbit" Analysis

    In the poem, “Rabbit,” the topic is rabbits which represent children and how they can be prey for one group and play for another. In addition to the rabbits representing children, I think that the child in the poem represents a parental figure and the dogs represent people in the outside world. This is supported in the theme which states that children should not be in such a rush to grow up because the outside

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    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Victor
  • "romeo and Juliet" / "west Side Story" - a Comparison / Contrast

    "romeo and Juliet" / "west Side Story" - a Comparison / Contrast

    Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story both have a lot in common as well as major differences that set them apart. Although West Side Story is a direct rendition of Shakespeare's original play, many of the themes and symbols are altered to fit the modern perspective. The characters have a direct correlation to each other, yet racial issues give them a new light. Many of the events also reflect each other, yet

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    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: Kevin
  • "shopping" by Joyce Carol Oates

    "shopping" by Joyce Carol Oates

    Montiel 1 Love of a Mother The relationship between a mother and daughter may be very difficult. Today modern women live different lives then a long time ago. A lot of women are single parents and hold a career, therefore making the job of a mother very difficult. There are many complications and heartaches, but then there is always the plus size of love and rewards. This is no exception between Nola and her mother

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Tasha
  • "stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

    "stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

    The visible sign of the poet's preoccupation--the word is not too strong--is the recurrent image, particularly in his earlier work, of dark woods and trees, Often, as in the lyric with which we have begun, the world of the woods..., a world offering perfect quiet and solitude, exists side by side with the realization that there is also another world, a world of people and social obligations. Both worlds have claims on the poet. He

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    Essay Length: 431 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Jon
  • "sweat" Hurston

    "sweat" Hurston

    The narrative strategy and point of view in Zora Neale Hurston's "Sweat" mold the reader's understanding of the story. They craft the personalities of both Delia and Sykes as well as developing their relationship. The choice of a third person omniscient narrator charges the story with more brutal honesty than would any other type of narration. The scene where the village men discuss Sykes and Delia holds relevance as a narrative tool and explores an

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    Essay Length: 526 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Jon
  • "the Astronomer’s Wife" by Kay Boyle

    "the Astronomer’s Wife" by Kay Boyle

    Analysis of The Astronomer's Wife In the "Astronomer's Wife" by Kay Boyle, something as simple as a conversation with a plumber about a stopped elbow is enough to trigger an awakening in Mrs. Katherine Ames. When Mrs. Ames realized that the plumber was talking about something she understood (the stopped elbow), she realized that her marital problems were not the result of a division betwwen the sexes; instead, she realized that some men, like the

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    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Stenly
  • "the Bet" Theme Analysis

    "the Bet" Theme Analysis

    "The Bet" is a short story that explores a moral theme regarding the value of human life. However, the story is constructed with an important ironic twist that brings the reader back to the original context of the bet (if the lawyer could endure solitary confinement for fifteen years), and presents an unexpected result. One can ultimately see that Anton Chekhov presents the readers with two different paths in the story. One of them is

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    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: Stenly
  • "the Crucible" and the Red Scare

    "the Crucible" and the Red Scare

    In the play The Crucible there is a big controversy over witchcraft. Some children were dancing in the woods with the slave and the Rev. caught them. So that they wouldn’t get in trouble they lied to him saying it was witchcraft and that the slave girl made them do it. Then they start blaming people saying that they had seen them with the Devil. When they had not. Well the town went crazy thinking

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    Submitted: May 3, 2010 By: Steve
  • "the Crucible" Critical Analysis

    "the Crucible" Critical Analysis

    Arthur Miller has argued for years about the historical truth surrounding The Crucible, and defined its trans-historical subject as a social process that includes the Salem witchcraft trials and the anti-Communist investigations of the fifties. Though The Crucible is unrelenting in its opposition to the authoritarian systems represented by Puritanism and McCarthyism, its use of historical material and the position on moral tyranny, which it projects, seems far more complex than criticism on the play

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    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Wendy
  • "the Importance of Being Earnest" Script Adaptation

    "the Importance of Being Earnest" Script Adaptation

    Ernest Remake Script Algernon: Layne-man did ya hear me playin da piano? Lane: No, wasn’t listening Algernon: Eh so’k boi, how dem q-cumbuh san’wiches commin? Lane: They’re all done. Don’t eat them. They’re for Lady Bracknell Algernon: Ya know me pretty well man, but I know dat woah-mon is pretty crazy bout dem’san’wiches. But boy, do I have the muncheeeees! Algernon proceeds to take some of the sandwiches and scarf them down Lane: Jack

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    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Fonta
  • "the Island" by Athol Fugard

    "the Island" by Athol Fugard

    The Island (1973) Athol Fugard A Quick Rundown of The Island - The Island is a Fugard play that resorts to the Classics to protest Apartheid. - It takes place in four scenes, opening with a lengthy mimed sequence in which John and Winston, two cell mates in prison on Robben Island, carry out one of the totally pointless and exhausting tasks designed by warders to break the spirit of political prisoners. - Winston has

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    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: July
  • "the Lamp at Noon" Setting

    "the Lamp at Noon" Setting

    The setting is a crucial element in a story. It is used to determine how characters behave, the outcome and plot of the story, and the themes the story revolves around. Many authors provide us with clues to where the story takes place. As a reader, we have to understand the point of the clues the author gives us. For example, if the time of the story takes place during the Great Depression, the author

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    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Jessica
  • "the Lord’s of Creation" by Alonso Salazar

    "the Lord’s of Creation" by Alonso Salazar

    To kill, or not to kill for a living is the choice that all youth boys growing up in the slums of Medellin must face, to live a short life of violence, or to live a hard life of poverty. “The Lords of Creation,” an excerpt from Alonso Salazar’s book Born to die in Medellin, describes the life and death of the hoodlum Antonio Montoya as told from the perspective of Antonio and his mother

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    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Jon
  • "the Lottery" and Religion

    "the Lottery" and Religion

    “The Lottery and Religion Organized religion and traditions have been a common idea throughout every civilization since the beginning of thought. All of these religions have had some sort of doctrine of faith or standardized set of codes and practices that have been passed down through the ages. In Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” The author presents the idea that without questioning the practices of our rituals, we lose the meaning of why they were conceived

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Stenly
  • "the Lottery" Overview

    "the Lottery" Overview

    First published in The New Yorker, as many of Jackson's stories were, "The Lottery" was an early narrative of a kind of existentialist, world-weary angst that shocked readers. Mail at the magazine was heavy with readers' reactions to the calmly objective recounting of the ritualized murder of the unlucky housewife and mother, Tessie Hutchinson. In the 1940's and the 1950's, when the story quickly became a classroom staple, few people felt it was significant that

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    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Artur
  • "the Red Convertible" by Louise Erdrich

    "the Red Convertible" by Louise Erdrich

    “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich In "The Red Convertible," by Louise Erdrich, the red convertible symbolizes the brothers relationship at different stages through the story. In the story Erdrich uses specific actions of the brothers to show change in their relationship, which corresponds with the red convertible. Erdrich uses scenes involving the red convertible to show different stages of the brothers relationships. The story begins with a road trip representing the boys closeness, then

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    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Top
  • "the Sound and the Fury" Paper

    "the Sound and the Fury" Paper

    A Psychological View of Benjy’s Mental Retardation Benjamin Compson, a character from The Sound and the Fury, is the youngest child of Jason and Caroline Compson who has round the clock supervision. His keepers say, “he been three years old thirty years” (Faulkner 17). Mental retardation is a condition that is associated with a person who develops slowly. “The label mentally retarded is applied when someone is significantly below average in general intellectual functioning

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    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: David
  • "the Story of Hour" Irony Analysis

    "the Story of Hour" Irony Analysis

    Gloria D. Davis Kim Turnage English 113 February 7th 2005 “The Story of an Hour” Irony Analysis Irony is a useful device for giving stories many unexpected twists and turns. In Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour," irony is used as an effective literary device. Situational irony is used to show the reader that what is expected to happen sometimes doesn't (Irony). Dramatic irony is used to clue the reader in on something that

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    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Mikki
  • "thou Art Indeed.." Hopkins

    "thou Art Indeed.." Hopkins

    The poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins is recognized by critics as some of the most influential and powerful religious poetry in all of history. At the young age of fifteen he won the Highgate School Poetry prize and two years later received the Governor’s Gold Medal for Latin Verse (website). However, despite this early recognition, he published very few poems over the course of his life, with the majority of his poetry being published

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    Essay Length: 1,225 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Mikki
  • "why the World Is Doomed" an Exsample of a Exsamplification Paper.

    "why the World Is Doomed" an Exsample of a Exsamplification Paper.

    Every day when looking out a window, people see a beautiful earth. The earth is intriguing, but hinges on a delicate balance. Many natural resources keep the grass green and the sky blue. Man has made quite an impression on our world, and has transformed the earth’s resources into tools to make life easy. However, mans’ manipulation on earth has become detrimental to the health of our planet and the safety of mankind. Through the

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Mikki
  • "you Cannot Believe a Word You Read In Newspapers" Discuss

    "you Cannot Believe a Word You Read In Newspapers" Discuss

    You cannot believe a word you read in newspapers. Newspapers have been seen to be a reliable source since 1704, this was an American newspaper called the Boston newsletter. Britain’s population is around 60million, of these about 10 million read newspapers daily , and many million more read electronic newspapers. The amount of online newspapers created has doubled since 1999, and the amount of people viewing them has rose by a phenomenal 350%. I am

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    Essay Length: 1,643 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: David
  • 'express Entry' by Catherine Sas, Appers in a Asian Pacific Post. It Gives the Information About Changed Rules of Canadian Immigration System

    'express Entry' by Catherine Sas, Appers in a Asian Pacific Post. It Gives the Information About Changed Rules of Canadian Immigration System

    1.Express entry is not easy entry Introduction The article 'Express Entry' by Catherine Sas, appers in a Asian Pacific Post. It gives the Information about changed rules of canadian immigration system. Summary Express entry is new immigration program by which applicants can only apply for the the permanent resident to canada. It will process the applications under several catagories like Federal Skilled worker program , Federal Skilled Trades program , Canadian Experience Class and Provincial

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    Submitted: September 22, 2015 By: Hsandhu
  • 'lo Cop Mortal’: The Evil Eye and The Origins of Courtly Love.

    'lo Cop Mortal’: The Evil Eye and The Origins of Courtly Love.

    "There be none of the Affections, which have beene noted to fascinate, or bewitch but Love, and Envy. They both have vehement wishes; They frame themselves readily into the Eye; especially upon the presence of the Objects; which are the Points, that conduce to Fascination, if any such Thing there be." Francis Bacon, Essay IX: "Of Envy"(n1) Courtly love seems the epitome of formalized culture, the origin, in many ways, of our own mannered

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    Submitted: April 27, 2010 By: Tommy
  • . There Has Been a Nuclear War. You Are one of the Few Surviving People on Earth. Describe Ur Situation. What Kind of New World Would You Try to Build?

    . There Has Been a Nuclear War. You Are one of the Few Surviving People on Earth. Describe Ur Situation. What Kind of New World Would You Try to Build?

    Nuclear war is something that we have all heard about. It seems to be overdramatized in movies. But perhaps the movies are right. Maybe we are on the brink of a chasm so dark and ominous that it drowns out all faith and light. A nuclear holocaust occurring would wipe out all of civilization as we know it. We would be essentially thrown into a dark age. Never in the history of the world has

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Monika
  • 10 Things I Hate About You

    10 Things I Hate About You

    In "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare, and "Ten things I hate about you", directed by Gil Junger, both contexts reflect the society of when each text was composed. When comparing these two texts and observing the themes, it is indisputable that these contexts have shown the similarity and differences of the values during the time, thus, it shows the evolution of society. Firstly, "The Taming of the shrew" suggests money to be

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    Essay Length: 312 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: David
  • 10 Things I Hate Bout U

    10 Things I Hate Bout U

    I have heard this comparison many times, and, because I had such a wonderful English teacher in high school, years ago, after reading Shakespeare's Taming Of The Shrew, we watched 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). Firstly, the character lists deserve mention: in Shakespeare's Taming Of The Shrew, "the shrew" refers to Katherine, and, in the film, "the shrew" corresponds to Katarina (or 'Kat'); in the play, the "tamer of the shrew" refers to

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    Essay Length: 370 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Top

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