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  • The Ultimate Threat to Effective Communication

    The Ultimate Threat to Effective Communication

    The Ultimate Threat to Effective Communication We hear and read doublespeak every day, but what, exactly, is doublespeak? Webster's dictionary defines doublespeak with these words: evasive, ambiguous, pretentious language intended to deceive or confuse. In his essay “The World of Doublespeak”, William Lutz notes that doublespeak is not an accident or a “slip of the tongue”. Instead, it is a deliberate, calculated misuse of language. Nearly everyone uses it and we see it everywhere. As

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    Submitted: February 17, 2010 By: Artur
  • The Ultimate Zen

    The Ultimate Zen

    The one problem with something being lost is the feeling one has for the object once it is gone. That felling of need and longing just creates pain. One could get rid of pain and loss if one could detach one’s self from these tokens. All emotional pain and suffering could be obliterated if one could think of all things, even people, as just things that come and go. This is not an excuse not

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    Submitted: April 16, 2010 By: David
  • The Unanswered Question of Masculinity

    The Unanswered Question of Masculinity

    Gender is a very strange topic in today’s society. Many people don’t know what to do with people who are transvestites or transsexuals and they often times hate them because they are different. People always think that there can only be two types of gender: masculine and feminine. People also feel that these genders most always correspond to a person’s sex. So if the person is a male, then most people wouldn’t accept that person

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Victor
  • The Unbelievable Feelings in Anton Chekhov’s the Bear

    The Unbelievable Feelings in Anton Chekhov’s the Bear

    The Unbelievable feelings in Anton Chekhov’s “The Bear” “The Bear,” which is a classic one-act play written 1900, is one of the great works of Anton Chekhov, which is very much about a widowed woman. The Bear can be regarded as a comedy since it is to give the audience entertainment and amusement. This comedy reveals the fine line between anger and passion. The theme is about a strange beginning of love between Mrs. Popov

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Jessica
  • The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad In the United States, slavery began during the early colonial years, in the early 1600s, and lasted until the mid 1860s. It lasted almost two hundred and fifty years. Slavery was a divided issue in the 1800's. Slaves were considered property, like cows and sheep, or like the furniture in someone's house. They could be bought and sold just like other property. Most slaves suffered a great deal. They did not

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Anna
  • The Underlying Themes of the Yellow Wallpaper

    The Underlying Themes of the Yellow Wallpaper

    In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story The Yellow Wallpaper, the female protagonist veers from the majority of patriarchal societies because of her distinct feelings of frustration, alienation, and emotional and creative repression within this social formation. Ultimately, in order to escape this early twentieth century state of mind, the female protagonist goes insane. However tragic this may appear on the surface, the suggestion of deliverance from her restricted environment is one of freedom of the

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    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: July
  • The Understanding of Characters Through Relationships

    The Understanding of Characters Through Relationships

    The Understanding of Characters Through Relationships Relationships create strong holds in novels. They give a sense of what to base a character's acts and decision's on. Through how the author uses their tone and descriptions, relating to relationships, a sense of characterization can be developed. "Anna Karenina", by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Joel Carmichael, and "Chronicle of a Death Foretold", by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, translated by Gregory Rabassa, are no exception to this clause. Relationships

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: David
  • The Unequivocal Truth of the Holocaust

    The Unequivocal Truth of the Holocaust

    Visiting Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam, I witnessed the way Jewish people had to live during the time of the Holocaust, many of them not seeing the sun for days, and hiding in secret passages of their home. I was completely awestruck at the extremes that the Jews went to escape the terrors of the Holocaust. If you have gone to Washington D.C. and visited the Holocaust Museum, you may think you can conceptualize

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    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • The Unethical Business Practices Performed By

    The Unethical Business Practices Performed By

    Coors beer, a household name in the beer industry, is produced by the Adolph Coors Brewing Company which is based in Golden Colorado. Exactly how big is the Adolph Coors Brewing Company? As of 2001, the company ranked number three in beer sales, expanded into all 50 states. Currently Coors is the world’s largest, single-site brewery. However, behind this imagery is a long history of discrimination, anti-labor policies, human rights violations and environmental ruin. The

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    Submitted: April 7, 2010 By: Kevin
  • The Unexpected Symbolic Outcome of “the Lottery”

    The Unexpected Symbolic Outcome of “the Lottery”

    The Unexpected Symbolic Outcome of “The Lottery” Violence and human cruelty are two horrible things that occurred a long time ago and continue to be an ongoing issue in our society today. Everyone has either experienced, been apart of, or witnessed these awful acts at least once in their lifetime. Author Shirley Jackson coveys both violence and human cruelty in her well known short story “The Lottery”. “Jackson’s The Lottery” states, “The date of the

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Jessica
  • The Unforgettable Trip

    The Unforgettable Trip

    /06 The Unforgettable Trip Just imagine losing the one person in this world that meant the most to you. This is what happened to my aunt Anne Payne. On the morning of September 11, all of her worst fears were realized. She been going about her day like any other; going on her morning walk, and then stopping by her local coffee store and picking up a cup of coffee for the walk back. When

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Stenly
  • The Unhealthy Role of Two Dads

    The Unhealthy Role of Two Dads

    Sylvia Plath’s poem “Daddy” and Regina Barreca’s poem “Nighttime Fires” are both being told by young women looking back at their early childhood years. Both poems involve the relationship between a father and his child. Plath’s poem explores the relationship of a dominating father and his daughter; and her struggle to break free from those memories and the ties that are keeping her bound. Barreca’s poem is also about a father and daughter, but

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Wendy
  • The Unheard Cry

    The Unheard Cry

    The Unheard Cry In the October 24th, 2005 issue of Newsweek Magazine, the article “The Value of The Outsider” written by columnist Anna Quindlen, illuminates the significance of women in positions of power in the United States and laments the lack of more women in charge. However, discrimination in America is not just aimed against women; it targets all minority citizens. Mexicans, Blacks, along with Asian-Americans feel the Brunt of prejudice in America. Acts of

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    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Vika
  • The United Nations Is an Important International Organization

    The United Nations Is an Important International Organization

    “The United Nations is an important international organization.” The United Nations is one of the most important international organizations in the world. The United Nations has a long history and is set up to operate in an ideal and fair manner. Peacekeeping is one of the prime tasks of the United Nations. Moreover, The United Nations has completed a great deal of humanitarian work throughout the World. The United Nations has a long history and

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    Submitted: March 20, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Universal Question of Four Universal Dramas

    The Universal Question of Four Universal Dramas

    The dramas about to be discussed are world renowned as some of the best literature masterpieces on “Earth, the Universe, the mind of god.” The four dramas: King Lear, Oedipus, A Doll's House, and Our Town are completely different in almost all aspects in a literature sense. The story of each, dealing with different time eras, different settings, different writing styles, and almost completely different family situations; stretching from kings and queens, to store clerks

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    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Kevin
  • The University Wits

    The University Wits

    THE UNIVERSITY WITS: The growing popularity and diversity of the drama, its secularization, and the growth of a class of writers who were not members of holy orders led in the 16th century to a new literary phenomenon, the secular professional playwright. The first to exploit this situation was a group of writers known as the University Wits, young men who had graduated at Oxford or Cambridge with no patrons to sponsor their literary efforts

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    Essay Length: 1,301 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 6, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Unknown Citizen

    The Unknown Citizen

    "The Unknown Citizen" is an occasional poem. That is to say, it is a poem written to mark a specific occasion or event. The occasion is indicated in the lines contained in parenthesis that precede the body of the poem. As these lines indicate, the poem is a written monument that functions like a cenotaph: it commemorates a fallen man whose identity is unknown. However, unlike the soldier who falls in a battle of war,

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    Essay Length: 322 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Yan
  • The Unknown Citizen by W.H. Auden

    The Unknown Citizen by W.H. Auden

    The Unknown Citizen “The Unknown Citizen” by W.H. Auden, is a commentary on government and the materialism of modern man. The poem is written in the form of an obituary inscribed on a monument built by the government in commemoration of an average, upstanding, and decent community member. Throughout the passage, the speaker lists facts about the citizen’s life which he believes prove that the deceased was a valuable person. In actuality these facts represent

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Janna
  • The Unlikely: How Writers Make Readers Believe the Impossible

    The Unlikely: How Writers Make Readers Believe the Impossible

    The Unlikely: How Writers make Readers Believe the Impossible The human race has always been interested in the unknown and the supernatural. From stories of vampires, ghost, or any story of improbabilities, people seem to be drawn to their mystical aspects; some might even believe in them while others remain sceptical. Writers can make their audience believe their fables because it is hard to know for a fact that their story is true or not.

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    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Kevin
  • The Unraveling Truth Behind ‘the Tell Tale Heart’

    The Unraveling Truth Behind ‘the Tell Tale Heart’

    The Unraveling Truth Behind ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ The twisted story of “The Tell Tale Heart”, by Edgar Allan Poe, is centered around a man’s madness. This short story takes place in the mid 1800’s within an old home of an elderly man and a companion. Within this story, Edgar Allan Poe incorporates various stylistic devices and creativity in order to intrigue the audience. Through the use of symbolism as well as visual and

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    Submitted: November 6, 2017 By: Angelique Alexelis
  • The Upper Class and Miss Anne Elliot

    The Upper Class and Miss Anne Elliot

    The Upper Class and Miss Anne Elliott Jane Austen, it appears, seems to be saddened by the decay of England's aristocratic social order. The study of her main character, Anne Elliot, and her innocent yet intelligent-like persona take her readers further into the core of her foundation of ethics, and the relation of these to the daunting traditions of her immediate family and surrounding social circle gives the reader a fresh look at the importance

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    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Urban Dream Is No Fun

    The Urban Dream Is No Fun

    The Urban Dream is No Fun. The lengths that people will go to, to reach the epitome of the urban dream are unhealthy. In the novella, No Fun by Annabel Lyon, Kate and Liam Cleary struggle to maintain the appearance of being a normal family during a difficult situation. No Fun exposes the fragility of Kate and LiamЃfs urban dream; when faced with the possibility that they could lose all they have worked for, they

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Fonta
  • The Us Needs to Leave Iraq

    The Us Needs to Leave Iraq

    The United States is in a tough situation. This country has gone to war without the UN’s approval, and now has more casualties than when the war ‘officially’ ended. Now, the war could cost taxpayers $87 billion dollars, and more if the war drags on. The situation is at the critical point. If the Bush Administration does not leave Iraq, we will lose thousands of troops, spend billions sending more troops to Iraq, and we

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Fatih
  • The Use of Allegories in Lord of the Flies

    The Use of Allegories in Lord of the Flies

    The Use of Allegories in "Lord of the Flies" Summary: Essay describes the use of allegories in "The Lord of the Flies." ________________________________________ Microcosm, as defined by the Encarta World English Dictionary, is a miniature copy of something, especially when it represents or stands for a larger whole. Microcosms are used in many works of literature. A prime example of this is in the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, in which a group of

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    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Monika
  • The Use of Animal Imagery in Othello

    The Use of Animal Imagery in Othello

    In William Shakespeare’s play “Othello” the use of animal imagery was evident throughout the telling of the story. Shakespeare explained several characters actions by comparing them to similarities in animals. The characters in “Othello” were often depicted as having animal-like characteristics. Some characters were even compared to animals by other characters in the play. By defining characters in terms of these characteristics one can get a clear description of what the character is doing or

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: David
  • The Use of Cause Related Marketing

    The Use of Cause Related Marketing

    ABSTRACT Today it is popular and even trendy for companies to get involved in and support charity efforts or charitable organizations. Companies today use cause related marketing not only to increase their sales but also to improve their image and reputation on the market and to win the consumers hearts in their decision of which company to support. The relationship between the company and the charity organization can be described as a ‘‘marriage'' and these

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    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: kennedy
  • The Use of Comparisons in Friar Laurence’s Soliloquy

    The Use of Comparisons in Friar Laurence’s Soliloquy

    Levian Stewart Mr. Gates English I 1 September 2017 The Use of Comparisons in Friar Laurence’s Soliloquy In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence delivers a soliloquy in his garden about the power of nature. Throughout the soliloquy, Friar Laurence contrasts night and day, life and death, and good and evil. Friar Laurence discusses the idea that everything in nature has the potential for both good and evil. Friar Laurence begins his discourse by

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    Submitted: March 28, 2018 By: LEVIANSTEWART02
  • The Use of Computers in the Educational System

    The Use of Computers in the Educational System

    “The Use of Computers in the Educational System” The processing and uses of information are undergoing an unprecedented technological revolution. Not only are machines now able to deal with many kinds of information at high speed and in large quantities but also it is possible to manipulate these quantities of information so as to benefit from them in entirely novel ways. This is perhaps no where truer than in the educational system. The computer

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    Submitted: May 19, 2010 By: Fatih
  • The Use of Detailed Satire Through a Modest Proposal

    The Use of Detailed Satire Through a Modest Proposal

    The use of detailed satire through A Modest Proposal The use of detailed satire is very evident in A Modest Proposal. A writer’s hand that brings the reader’s eye to the effect of sociopolitical policies on the Irish by the English landlords and politicians in the early 1700s, could have only belonged to Jonathon Swift. Swift skillfully addresses “ the suffering caused by English policies in Ireland ” as well as holding the Irish accountable

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    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: Tommy
  • The Use of Diction Within Romantic Pieces

    The Use of Diction Within Romantic Pieces

    During the late 18th century in Europe, a movement known as Romanticism first defined by “German poet Friedrich Schlegel as […], “literature depicting emotional matter in an imaginative form,”” (Whitney) had rooted into the artistic world to fashion poets including John Keats, Percy Shelley, and in particular, Lord George Gordon Byron and William Blake. Although Blake and Byron were stark opposites in both life and literature, Blake preferring to live a more pious life utilizing

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    Essay Length: 1,012 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Artur
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