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An Analysis of Komanuyakaa Facing It - An Analysis of Facing It     Yusef Komanuyakaa's poem "Facing It" is a brutal examination of the affects that war leaves upon men. The reader can assume that Komanuyakaa drew upon his own experiences in Vietnam, thereby making the poem a personal statement. However, the poem is also a universal and real description of the pain that comes about for a soldier when remembering the horror of war. He creates the poem's persona by using flashbacks to the war, thereby informing the reader as to why the speaker is behaving and feeling the way he is....   [tags: Komanuyakaa Facing It Essays] 996 words
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Nostalgic Memories In Yusef Komunyakaa's Facing It - Nostalgic Memories In 'Facing It' Just as farmers brand their livestock in order to claim them as their own, humans do the same when it comes to important events. There are certain moments in one's life when an incident is so powerful, emotionally or physically, that it leaves a mark on a person forever. The branded symbol that is left could be positive or negative, but there is no doubt that it has caused a wave of all-encompassing feeling. And although when looking back at the past the majority of our memories tend to be viewed with a black and white perception, it is these rare occurrences when a certain event can be so distinct that it is like experiencing it once more....   [tags: Facing It Poetry Poem] 1508 words
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Facing the Giants - When looking among Christian-produced films, a particular film production company stands out from the rest. This film production company is Sherwood Pictures. Sherwood Pictures has produced a number of films including Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous. Sherwood Pictures always puts forth a Christian theme or message in their films, and this is especially evident in their film Facing the Giants. Sherwood Pictures began with a pair of brothers, the Kendrick brothers, who were incredibly gifted in media and film (Catt)....   [tags: film productions, sherwood pictures]
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Anthem for Doomed Youth and Facing It - War is a patriotic act where one seeks the determination to lead their country. It can be viewed noble, cruel, inhumane and can make an individual a hero or a criminal. It effects everyone in a society, hoping their loved one is safe whether fighting in the trenches or waiting at home. It has led to severe individuals suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. Two poems in war literature “Anthem for Doomed Youth” by Wilfred Owen and “Facing it” by Yusef Komunyakaa, the authors’ different perspectives will be presented....   [tags: Comparative, Owen, Komunyakaa] 1226 words
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Yusef Komunyakaa's Facing It Poem - Many authors write poems based on experience. During a major event, such as war, authors have feelings that they want to express. African American authors were not able to express themselves throughout slavery and war. It would have been a dangerous thing to do. Therefore, they used music, writings, writing poems and stories was the best way to put out their situations. In Yusef Komunyakaa’s poem “Facing It,” he discusses his experience during the Vietnam War. Komunyakaa was in Louisiana during the civil War....   [tags: African American trauma, literary analysis]
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Contemporary Issues Facing the Trinity - There are many ways to describe the function of the Trinity. Some philosophers describe the Trinity as being the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; other philosophers think much more of the Trinity. They believe that the Trinity represents something much more dynamic and complicated than just the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These thoughts have brought about much discussion with the followers and believers of the Trinity because no one can really illustrate or even understand what the Trinity truly is or represents....   [tags: Theology] 916 words
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Problems Facing Incarcerated Women - For the past centuries, women have been fighting for their rights, from their right to vote to equal rights in the workplace. Women resistance is the act of opposing those in power, so women can have a voice in the world. Women in prison are often overlooked. In the 1970s, the women prisoners’ rights movement began, and it is still going on today. The number of incarcerated females is rapidly growing compared to men. According to Victoria Law, a prison rights activist, she stated that the percentage of female prisoners increased 108%....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1616 words
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Major Problems Facing Starbucks - Major problems facing Starbucks: One of the main problems that Starbucks is facing at the present time is the ability to maintain national competitive advantage (Monash South Africa, 2014). Due to their local demand conditions, Starbucks tries to satisfy all customers by trying “to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time” (Starbucks Corporation, 2014). Local demand conditons consist of a company trying satisfy needs of their closest customers and expanding their competitive advantage by upgrading their strategic management policies (Monash South Africa, 2014)....   [tags: Case Analysis, National Competitive Advantage]
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Problems Facing the Nation - The nation is facing one of its most distressed times. This country has fallen from its once great position, undermined by corporate greed, and military threats. Several factors have helped to contribute to this decline from the growing deficit, to our dependency on oil and the war on terrorism. Our economy took a tumble in December 2007 our gross domestic product also continued to decrease. However, congress did not recognize the signs of the recession until December 2008 (Isidore). During this time mass layoffs and numerous business closures occurred....   [tags: US Government]
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Problems Facing the Nation - The nation is facing one of its most distressed times. This country has fallen from its once great position, undermined by corporate greed, and military threats. We reached our nation’s height in the 1950’s and on into the 1960’s. Several factors have helped to contribute to this decline from the growing deficit, to the instability of Iran’s proliferation and the war on terrorism. Our economy took a tumble in December 2007 our gross domestic product also continued to decrease. However, congress did not recognize the signs of the recession until December 2008 (Isidore)....   [tags: US Government]
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Facing Past and Present - ... Amir and his best friend, Hassan, used to do everything together when they were children. They were like two peas in a pod. Whatever Amir would do, Hassan would be by his side. “Hassan never denied me anything” (Hosseini 4). Also, Amir wants to please his dad, whom he calls Baba. He wants to be like his dad to please him, but he never feels the true connection between them. Amir’s father is not very proud to say that Amir is his son. “If I hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I’d never believe he was my son” (Hosseini 24, 25)....   [tags: Khaleid Hosseini's The Kite Runner] 783 words
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Facing Death - Shivering in the blasting cold night, the words fear and death invaded my soul and lamentably waited for the deathblow. The darkness of the lemon orchard under the full moon hidden behind long, high parallels of cloud was accelerating my fear and advancing the idea of `suddenly disappearing` in my mind. I had never thought of death before. The rows of lemon tree standing like elite soldiers made me feel like an enemy soldier captured in war and was being taken to be executed by guillotine. A shotgun was targeted towards my head which made my eyes and legs become paralysed; thus I could not feel or sense anything....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 829 words
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Aristotle's Perspective On Courage - In the 1939 movie classic, The Wizard of Oz, the Cowardly Lion is on a quest for the wizard to give him courage. He is afraid of everything and anything. However, in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle believes that courage is possible for all individuals. To gain courage one must have the inner qualities that will guide the courageous. The most important out of these qualities is to come to terms with death itself. Also, there are views of courage that are falsely perceived because they appear to be parallel with one another; nevertheless they are still very different....   [tags: Facing Death, Nicomachean Ethics]
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Richter's Facing East - In order to feel we are creating a complete picture of history when we conduct research, historians must rely on any primary documents they can find to piece together the puzzle of a person’s life or the events surrounding a person or point in time. As I read Facing East, Richter provided constant reminders that Early American history is constructed from only one perspective – from those who possess the power of the pen. There may be artifacts that survive from the various indigenous cultures of North America dating back before non-native people arrived, but those artifacts cannot tell us a complete story of the lives of the people who used these objects, because they left no written history...   [tags: Literature Review] 942 words
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Our World is Facing an Obesity Epidemia - ... Another study shows that 58% of obese children averaged at fewer than eight hours of sleep. There has been talk about the dangers of drunk driving for years as parents teach their children to never drive drunk or enter a car with a drunk driver, but what about a drowsy driver. A sleep deprived driver can be just as or more dangerous than a drunk driver. The National Sleep Foundation gathered a poll and found that 47 million Americans do not obtain the minimum amount of sleep necessary, and that of the estimated 200 million vehicle operators, half of them drive drowsy, and 32 million even admit to occasionally dozing off at the wheel....   [tags: sleep deprivation, memorization] 988 words
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The Energy Crisis that South Africa is Facing - ... Eskom has also mentioned that even the Industrial sector have contributed cutting low their consumptions but it is certainly not enough too. [3] During peak times, there are two power stations that deliver reserve power but the problem is that the dam levels are low at these two power stations. South Africa is also importing insufficient power from Zimbabwe. 3. Hypothesis The energy crisis is an issue that depends on an individual to use energy efficiently. So this investigation is about conducting a research on finding a service around the house that uses the most electricity....   [tags: electricity, hydro-boiler, light bulbs] 1153 words
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The Controversy Facing Patient Safety in the U.S. - Fierce healthcare reported sometime in June of 2012 that hospitals across the country had received safety report cards from one Leapfrog group. They reported that most facilities got a C or below in the rankings. The report also showed that the biggest hospitals such as the Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan barely got a passing grade. The report cards were meant to inform patients and also to motivate improvements in patient safety, they were faced with a lot of criticism and controversy especially from hospitals that did not pass....   [tags: hospitals, healthcare, patient safety]
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Terrorism: The Toughest Issue Facing the US - Among the security issues facing the United Stated in this age of change and turmoil, terrorism is the most challenging. This is not only due to the nature of terrorism itself, but also to the deliberately narrow focus of the US government and the ways it chose to address this threat. Three major aspects support this thesis. First, Terrorism is an old protean threat with which mankind has always had trouble coping. This often results in people emotionally overreacting. Also, ways taken by the American administration, driven by the wounds of 9/11, focus too much on Al Qaida, even when it is clear that many more terrorist groups are threatening the United States....   [tags: terrorist leaders, attack, muslim]
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Dilemmas Facing the People of Norway Today - ... They believe that they should take the time to weigh all aspects of a deal before they agree to it. These traits of punctuality, honesty, and humility have been put to good use in their business dealings. Seeing the business side of Norwegians makes them come across as cold and to the point; however they are quite the opposite. They are traditionally a very warm and welcoming people. The Norwegians consider themselves to be egalitarians, meaning they believe “... in human equality especially with respect to social, political, and economic affairs… (Merriam-Webster)” They are more interested in how you are as a person than how much money you make at your job....   [tags: values & traditions, changing times]
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Issues and Challenges Facing Generation Y - Issues and Challenges Facing Generation Y Generation Y’s entire foundation seems to be made up of issues and challenges. Each issue is unique and poses a different threat for the generation, some are physical, some are financial and others are environmental threats. Our reliance on mood altering substances and the media are two of the biggest challenges facing Generation Y. However, upon closer examination each individual issue can be linked back to a singular root, low self-esteem. Low self-esteem is a massive piece of our generation....   [tags: Drugs] 1545 words
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Health Challenges Facing Women Today - Women are the care givers and also providers in many families worldwide. Women tend to want a better future for themselves, their children and families. Women are resilient in their aim to better their lives. Many women seek work and educational opportunities in cities and even migrate for their quest. (Meleis 2011, 1). The role of women is changing both in developed and in less-developed countries. The size and structures of populations are evolving and this means new social and health related challenges....   [tags: from caregivers to providers, changing roles] 3367 words
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Economic Crisis Facing Wilmington, OH - While it is rare that we speak of economic events as disasters, I often find myself talking about my hometown of Wilmington, OH as if it has been hit by a hurricane. In May of 2008, DHL Express announced that it would be closing its U.S. air freight hub in Wilmington, and since then, this small Ohio community has been facing an economic crisis of unprecedented proportions. Last year, when applying for this same grant, we only had estimates of the challenges that would arise from this crisis. Today, we are feeling it in full force....   [tags: Economics] 1059 words
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Facing the Truth - Facing the Truth Should people always tell the truth, or it is sometimes better to lie. Some people prefer to hide themselves behind a wall of lies rather than face the truth and deal with it. It is an incontestable fact that truth hurts, but without it people can never create trustful relationships or reach real happiness. This can be observed in families' relationships. Every family has secrets that remain hidden somewhere in the deepest drawers; secrets that people keep in order to protect themselves, or their beloveds....   [tags: American Literature] 1412 words
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Car Seat Safety Essay - The main concern of new parents is what car seat is right for their newborn baby. Not only do they have to decide what car seat is right for them they have to make the more important decision which is if they should go rear facing or forward facing. In 2008, research was done to provide the information that kids under the age of two are 75% less likely to become injured in a rear facing car seat. Rear facing and forward facing seats have pros and cons depending on the severity and type of crash it is involve in ....   [tags: new parents, crashes, rear facing]
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The Struggles Facing LD Students - The Struggles Facing LD Students Students with learning disabilities are a part of the educational system and they always will be. These students have a single goal in mind, but their disability and social barriers keep them from it. On the other hand, educators have pledged to teach all students, but some fail to teach LD students. This represents an ethical, moral, and legal breakdown of their responsibilities. Educators need to be properly trained and aware of how to meet the needs of these students....   [tags: Learning Disabilities Education Essays]
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Facing My Fears (of Graduation) - Facing My Fears (of Graduation)     Here it is, late in the school year, and what have I accomplished?  I have been living in a fantasy world for the past three and a half years.  The best years of your life right?  Says who?  I am not going to deny the fact that I have had the time of my life, but for what?  Where am I .     What is college anyway?  Is it a preparation for the "real" world?  I guess it depends on what you think the real world consists of.  If you see the world as a never ending party filled with blood shot eyes and hangovers, coffee with extra shots of espresso and lost homework assignments, late rent and stacks of dirty dishes, parking tickets and MIP's, tailgating and b...   [tags: Personal Narrative] 634 words
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Football and Faith: Facing the Giants by Alex Kendrick - Facing the Giants (2006) merges both football and faith into an inspirational Christian film. Directed by and starring Alex Kendrick as Grant Taylor, this movie about a high school football team asks viewers, “Do you bring your best every day?” Facing the Giants is a movie that reminds its viewers, “Never Give Up, Never Back Down, Never Lose Faith.” The two brothers who wrote, directed, and produced the movie are Stephen and Alex Kendrick, who are from Albany GA. Stephen works at Albany’s Sherwood Baptist Church as a senior associate pastor while Alex serves in the position of Associate Pastor of Media....   [tags: film, grant taylor, movie]
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Ebay: Facing The Global Challenge - eBay To: Board of Directors From: Management Team Subject: ebay: Facing the Challenge of Global Growth Date: 29 October 2008 Executive Summary: Introduction: The goal is for E-bay to move into more international markets; such as Russia, Denmark, Vietnam, and Turkey. In addition, to focus on fixed-price options and advance opportunities with more sellers and specialty items. Discussed will be the strategic impact on the above identified issues, and the best direction that E-bay should move into for advancement in business growth and operating margins....   [tags: Ebay Case Study Globalization Strategy Analysis] 1093 words
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Facing A Fire Case Analysis - In the case, “Facing a Fire” prepared by Ann Buchholtz, there are several problems and issues to identify in determining if Herman Singer should rebuild the factory due to a fire or retire on his insurance proceeds. I believe that this case is about social reform and self-interest. I think that Singer needs to ask himself, what is in the firm’s best economic interests. There are several things to question within this case, what should Herman Singer do and why, should he rebuild the factory or begin retirement, if he rebuilds, should he relocate the firm to an area where wages are lower and what provisions, if any, should Singer make for his employees as well as for the community....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis] 1431 words
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Four Most Important Problems Facing America - ... I selected economic instability because of the large amount of single mothers and fathers that are taking care of their children alone and cannot afford to provide their child with everything they need. I selected unemployment because this causes many problems for citizens from not being able to survive off their income to parents not being able to get benefits for their children because they cannot find a job. I next selected gun control because violence prevention will always be important to me and it is also a big subject right now....   [tags: economic instability, gun control, unemployment]
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The Recent Challenges That UAE Health Care System Facing - The Recent Challenges That UAE Health Care System Facing The UAE health care system is one of the important organizations in the country with a high standard, goals and programs. Since 1990, UAE had a new modern healthcare system with more facilities and a lot of professional physicians. The modern system is able to solve many challenges that were in the past such as the small number of hospitals, doctors and hospital beds. However, the improvement of the health care system is clearly shown in the result of many surveys such as the life expectancy, which show that the life expectancy in 2012 was 76.57 while in 1967 was 58.58....   [tags: human, resources, doctors, patients, aboard] 841 words
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Challenges Facing UAE Health Care System - Challenges Facing UAE Health Care System UAE Health Care System Strategy Achievement is not coming easily. Achievements require energy as well as a good plan and strategy to can achieve it successfully that is what United Arab Emirates (UAE) health care system did. The ambition of the UAE health care system to become one of the favorite destinations for local patients and a center for international medical tourists need high quality and cost-effective procedure and treatment, that is what makes UAE put long-term strategy to achieve this aspiration (WHO, 2009)....   [tags: strategy, staff, standardization, achievement]
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South Sudan: Challenges Facing Africa's Newest State - With the continued development of third-world countries becoming more of a trend, international powers expect that the world is making a larger shift towards total democracy. With the establishment of one of the world’s newest states, South Sudan has many challenges ahead of them yet to conquer in their quest of total independence. How can one make sense of the international relations of establishing a new state. Since secession is not a new theory, we should outline and map the challenges faced by the country of South Sudan....   [tags: Diplomacy]
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Environmental Challenges Facing the American Auto Industry - ... Mergers are another way for the American industry to remain viable, by allowing them to access new markets. Chrysler has merged with Diamler of Germany and Fiat the Italian manufacturer. “The U.S. market may rise 2.4% to 16.03 million from 15.65 million this year and to peak in 2017 at nearly 17 million before leveling off” says (Ramsey & Boudette 2013). The American auto industry will face major competition in the next five years from Europe, China, Japan and other emerging markets. In order to remain viable U.S....   [tags: perception of inferior quality]
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Serova Small Business Enterprise is Facing a Crisis - ... These cell phones also ensure the authentic ownership of the gadget and the confidentiality of the information stored. Snell, (2013) explains how one can control access to stored information and the installed applications. The modern small phones contain an application which, when installed uses fingerprints to lock and unlock the device. The strategic location of the application at the start menu ensures that the device is only used by the authorized staff. It further ensures the security of the stored information in case of theft....   [tags: smartphone, staff, motivation] 1310 words
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Social and Cultural Issues Facing Contemporary Society - Social scientists and organizational psychologist have given additional acknowledgment to the influence of social and cultural issues in organizational system (Carter, 2000). This clearly indicates that how these issues affect many fields of society and how important is their resolution. Many key global events of the last decade have captured issues of nationalism and cultural diversities. As Hallinan and Jackson says, “Within the context of the post 9/11 era a complex and arguably contradictory and paradoxical set of conditions, practices and policies have emerged in relation to how we see, represent, understand and acknowledge the diversity of ‘Others’” (2008)....   [tags: Sociology] 1112 words
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Main Challenges Facing the Contemporary World Economy - The world economy is a dynamic, multifarious and complex entity. The contemporary economy can be distinguished from past economies simply because technology permits a greater degree of interdependence than has previously been possible. An integral facet of the 21st century economy is what Harvey (1989) identifies as ‘Time-Space Compression’, the phenomenon described by Larsson (2003, pg.89) as “The process of world shrinkage”. This “shrinkage” allows faster capital exchanges and a rapid movement of commodities....   [tags: inequality, economic challenge]
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Facing Death - Facing Death Works Cited Not Included In today?s modern society we have a certain distaste for the subject of death. There are people in society feel uncomfortable with the subject of death. The subject of death is a reality that we need to face everyday. There is nothing any of us can do about death, and there is no virtue in dwelling on it or trying to penetrate its mystery. Is it possible to prepare for death. In our day and age as we know it, there have been astounding advancements in medicine....   [tags: Papers Death Dying Life Religion Essays] 660 words
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