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Free Essays - An Analysis of Once More to the Lake - An Analysis of “Once More to the Lake” The smell of an old wood cabin or the feel of a cool lake breeze against one’s face can bring back many fond memories for many people. The senses, in their own way, can physically bring back memories that seem so real you can get lost in your own imagination. E. B. White tells in the essay “Once More to the Lake” about how his trip back to a childhood vacation spot not only took him to the lake, but also sent his imagination back in time. As a boy, White and his family would vacation at a lake in Maine....   [tags: Once More to the Lake Essays] 745 words
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Once More to the Lake and The Ring of Time - ... He decides to take along his son along. One thing he does not remember are the tarred roads which, when returning, he noticed “the tar; it led to within half a mile of the shore…and that beyond any doubt that everything was as it always had been, the years were a mirage”(White, Once More to the Lake 1-2). White makes the man appear as a different character in comparison to the girl in “The Ring of Time” because “Once More to the Lake” is clearly explaining about the memoirs of an older man who is remembering his childhood experience of going to the lake, just by taking his son again....   [tags: Comparative, White] 1851 words
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Comparison of Once More to the Lake and The Grave - Comparison of Once More to the Lake and The Grave Authors often use details that evoke a response in readers to produce an effective description. Their aim is not simply to tell readers what something looks like but to show them. Katherine Anne Porter’s “The Grave” and E.B. White’s “Once More to the Lake” are essays that use subjective language to illustrate the principles of effective description. Porter’s “The Grave” describes a childish afternoon of rabbit hunting that brings death close enough to be seen and understood, while White’s “Once More tot he Lake” is a classic essay of persona; reminiscence in which he recreates the lakeside camp he visited with his son....   [tags: essays papers] 721 words
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Footsteps Of Time: Eb Whites Once More To The Lake - Dombroski 1 Lisa Dombroski Prof. Harrison English 101 18 September 2000 Footsteps of Time E.B. White's essay, Once More to the Lake demonstrate his own security in consistency from growing up on into adulthood. White begins to set the stage mid way through the first paragraph, mentioning that he and his father "returned [to the lake] summer after summer- always on August 1 for one month" followed up by the fact that "has since become a salt-water man," longing to one day return to the "holy spot." This trip back to the lake brings back a great deal of memories, as if there "[had] been no passage of time." It is on this trip that White begins to realize that his son seems to possess the same enthusiasm that he did when White was a boy....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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An Analysis of Frost's Poem Once by the Pacific - An Analysis of Frost's Poem Once by the Pacific Although "Once by the Pacific" is not one of Frost's most commercial poems, that does not mean that it is not one of his best. It appears quite obvious to me by one read through of the poem that it has an apocalyptic theme to it. Frost uses the first four lines of the poem to give us a mental image of how powerful the ocean water is: The shattered water made a misty din. Great waves looked over others coming in, And thought of doing something to the shore That water never did to land before....   [tags: Once by the Pacific Essays] 808 words
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Clear Lake - I looked ahead of myself, letting my feet do the work, for a moment. The trail seemed so distant and lengthy in front of me. The blue sky filled with scattered puffy, white like cotton clouds. The long grasses tickled at my legs, which were covered with nothing more than my shorts. My boyfriend and I were on our annual hike to Clear Lake. An obviously attractive name for a beautiful body of water. Clear Lake was an icy cold from the glacier run off but after a 2 day hike up a mountain ridge it always seemed enjoyable and refreshing....   [tags: essays research papers] 1276 words
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The Channel on Lake Winona - The Channel on Lake Winona There is a small town called Boulder that is located in the backcountry of Wyoming. This spot is one of my family’s favorite vacation sites. My grandparents have built a log cabin back there and we visit it every summer. Along with visiting my grandparents, we spend a week backpacking in the mountains of the Wind River Range. Back in this area there are tons of lakes to camp by and fish. However, in order to reach the first lake you have to hike an enormous seven miles, but we take the easy way out, we horseback ride in....   [tags: Lakes Personal Narratives Wyoming Essays] 1164 words
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The Reason Behind the Flooding of Great Salt Lake - The Reason Behind the Flooding of Great Salt Lake In Refuge, Terry Tempest Williams blames a natural disaster—the overflowing of the Great Salt Lake in Utah--for the destruction of the place she loved most in the world, the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. What Williams attempts to explain, however, is that this disaster wasn’t really “natural” at all. Refuge is critiqued by some for being over-dramatized, and Terry Tempest Williams is often criticized for blaming the world and others for the loss of the bird refuge....   [tags: Terry Williams Refuge Essays] 1381 words
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Comparison of Titles The Field-Mouse Cold Knap Lake and Catrin - Comparison of Titles The Field-Mouse Cold Knap Lake and Catrin The poet Gillian Clark majority of the time uses innocuous sounding titles to engage the readers more for example; in “The Field Mouse”, “Cold Knap Lake” and “Catrin” they all have similarities because they present the poems as being harmless, safe and not guilty through the poet’s typical uses of innocuous sounding titles. However, instead of the poems following the sound of their titles as being out of harm's way, the poet’s explore aggressive and disturbing subjects which will create the sense that this particular poem is like an inscription on a tombstone....   [tags: English Literature:] 839 words
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What are the different forms of aid given by more economically - What are the different forms of aid given by more economically developed countries (MEDCs) to less economically developed countries (LEDCs). Explain how useful the aid is and evaluate why some aid is more successful than other aid. What are the different forms of aid given by more economically developed countries (MEDCs) to less economically developed countries (LEDCs). Explain how useful the aid is and evaluate why some aid is more successful than other aid. Hafiza Bhabha 11 JT =================== Aid many less developed countries (LEDCs) rely on aid....   [tags: Economics] 1695 words
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Traveling with Fuller and Thoreau - ... Their beliefs are closely linked with those of the Romantics.” (Britannica, online) This, in part, was Margaret Fuller, a woman whose personal views invite us to see a hopeful and romantic glimpse of a frontier. “...visiting the frontier to meditate on Schoener 3 the state of her own life and of life in America—both as they were and as she hoped they might become.” (Fuller, Intro). Like a “good” painting of the time, Fuller’s book seems to express a landscape that is graceful and orderly, “as if cultivated by God.” (Abrams class notes 1-25) This colorful offering, is in stark contrast to the imagery provided by Henry David Thoreau, in “Cape Cod.” Thoreau travels to Cape Cod, not intending to experience a “sentimental journey,” (CC p54) and not to reflect on the colorful flowers, but to revisit a place that continually challenged his intellect....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Summer on the Lake, Cape Cod] 1910 words
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Recreation and Power vs. the Environment - Recreation and Power vs. the Environment The emptying of Lake Powell has now been an issue for years. The sierra club strongly supports the draining of the lake for environmental issues. One side of the debate argues for recreation, water and power supplied from the lake. The other argues for the saving of an environment that is now being destroyed by the existence of the lake. Both sides carry strong support, and the debate sees no clear end coming any time soon. Lake Powell was created in the 1950’s with the building of the Glen Canyon Dam, as part of the Colorado River Restoration Project....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Pros and Cons of America's Superpower Status - The Pros and Cons of America's Superpower Status While reading Rourke, I found that the most interesting, debatable, and insightful issue from Rourke was Issue #3. "SHOULD AMERICA ABANDON ITS SUPERPOWER STATUS?" This is presented by Doug Bandow and Anthony Lake, in which Bandow takes the affirmative side of the issue and Lake the opposing stance. To fully explain this issue, I will not only look at the authors, but their stances on the issues, how their stances fit into the World System, Hegemons, and basic Perceptions....   [tags: Politics Political Essays]
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E.B. White’s essays - ... He still remembers “returning summer after summer—always on August 1st for one month” (White, Once More to the Lake 1) and decides to take along his son. One thing he remembers for sure are the tarred roads which when returning he was “right about the tar; it led to within half a mile of the shore…and that beyond any doubt that everything was as it always had been, the years were a mirage and there had been no years”(White, Once More to the Lake 1-2). White makes this character different from the girl in “The Ring of Time” because this is clearly explaining about the memoirs of an older man who is remembering his childhood experience of going to the lake, just by taking his son again....   [tags: Literary Analysis, White, Comparative] 1484 words
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The Adirondacks - The Adirondacks are a group of mountains surrounded by many lakes and rivers, that cover over 5,000 square miles in the northeastern part of New York. There are a lot of large tourist villages on every lake. Motor boating and other water activities take place on almost every lake in the area. It is a vacation paradise for thousands. But, industrial emissions from Canada and the Ohio river valley always drift to this area and cause acid rain. This silent killer is destroying these beautiful lakes and their surrounding watersheds....   [tags: essays research papers] 1040 words
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Acid Rain: Its Effects on Aquatic Environments - Acid Rain: Its Effects on Aquatic Environments What is Acid Rain?: Acid rain is rain, snow or fog that is polluted by acid in the atmosphere and damages the environment. Two common air pollutants acidify rain: sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx). When these substances are released into the atmosphere they are transformed into sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and nitric acid (HNO3) and can be carried over long distances by prevailing winds and return to earth as acidic rain, snow, fog or dust. When the environment cannot neutralize the acid being deposited, damage occurs....   [tags: Geology] 1056 words
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Sylvia Plath’s “Mirror” Poetic Device Essay - ... Another good example is when she writes “most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall,” illustrating as if the mirror is speaking to the reader. Furthermore, the saying is a human mannerism; the mirror is taking in a human habit. In the second stanza she keeps up with the personification even with the shift from a mirror to a lake. “She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands.” Plath writes this showing that the lake feels like she is being rewarded by the person bending over the lake and that the lake has feelings of tears which the woman had rewarded her with (Drennan 1187)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Informative] 1809 words
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Natures Gems - Natures Gems Desperately gripping the bend with screeching tires I accelerated down the slope toward a secluded lake, my lake. Edging the car over to the side, I wandered down to the water dampening my hand, revelling in the cool fluidity of it, feeling the burden of my conscience being lightened. I sat by its side, tossing stones into it’s willowy depths, watching the ripples slowly radiate from the epicentre. Stripping to the waste I waded out into the lake, the water was cold and refreshing it’s ice tendrils turning my skin a healthy red....   [tags: essays papers] 602 words
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Loons - "The Loons" Piquette Tonnerre was daughter of Lazarus. She had long black hair and her broad coarse-featured face bore on expression Piqutte was thirteen years old. She was older than Vanessa, but they were together in the same grade. Piquette failed several grades, because her attendance had always been sporadic and her interest in schoolwork was negligible. She missed a lot of school because she had tuberculosis of the bone, and had once spent months in hospital Piquette's voice was hoarse and she was limping when she was walking....   [tags: essays research papers] 838 words
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Bethany Hills, Omemee Esker and Fleetwood Creek - Stop 2: Glacial Lake Peterborough Glacial Lake Peterborough had many attributing spillways attached to it, feeding meltwater and sediment from the ice margin and or other glacial lakes. Much of the sediment that was deposited in Glacial Lake Peterborough came from either from the stagnant ice blocks located on the Oak Ridges moraine or from the Lake Algonquin drainage system. Much of the deposition in this lake was dominated by sediment stratification, which may have been largely influenced by thermal stratification....   [tags: essays research papers] 925 words
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In Touch - In Touch Many authors have had different ways to express certain situations; some seek to entertain while others teach lessons that are frequently overlooked in everyday life. In the poem “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by William Butler Yeats I believe the purpose is to bring the readers in touch with their own lives and surroundings. In the poem there is an anonymous character that longs for peace and speculates on the moral of the story: being in touch with life is more satisfying than any worldly possession....   [tags: Papers] 330 words
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Trying My Luck - Trying My Luck Huge, splashy signs advertising Mystic Lake Casino line the interstates crisscrossing the Twin Cities. "Is today your lucky day. There's one way to find out." "Need a reason to visit us. We'll give you a million...Literally." While some people attend movies or head to a bar for weekend entertainment, others flock to the flashy Mystic Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesota to try their luck. My image of casinos was formed by the Las Vegas movies that portrayed gambling as a win-all or lose-all pass time....   [tags: Gambling Betting Papers] 2120 words
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Waterford Meadows, Waterford, Michigan - Waterford Meadows, Waterford, Michigan I grew up in a Waterford Michigan in a neighborhood called Waterford Meadows. The neighborhood consisted of middle-working class citizens, almost entirely Caucasian Americans, nuclear family households (domestic unit consisting of parents and their unmarried children), and the men were the breadwinners while the women homemakers. Today Waterford is a growing township; commercial buildings on every corner, new subdivisions, bigger roads, and high class dining restaurants....   [tags: Place Descriptive Sociology Papers] 2348 words
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White's Essay on Youth - White's Essay on Youth White tells his story under the auspices that it is merely a recollection of the time he spent at a camp. However, in actuality, the camp itself is merely a catalyst for the feelings that White is having about himself. This is evident from early on in the essay, when White begins to feel as though he and his son have switched roles. When speaking of this feeling, White says, "I began to sustain the illusion that he was I, and therefore, by simple transposition, that I was my father." He continues to say that this feeling stayed with him the entire time that they were at the lake, and that though he had felt it before, being there magnified the emotion....   [tags: Papers] 384 words
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Importance of Sachar's Holes - HOLES Good morning miss ____ and class, today I am going to talk to you about, why "holes" by Louis sachar should be included as a new text for years english students. If you have seen the movie holes, what did you think about it. Did you like it or dislike it. Today I’m going to give you my opinion. My opinion on Louis sachar’s holes is it is actually a great read and should definitely be included as a new text for future year 8 english students. Louis sachar has used a very smart technique, in which there are a lot of sub plots infact there are six: the story of Stanley’s great great grandfather elya and Madame Zeroni, the story of stanleys great grandfather and kissin Kate, the story of zero and the theft of the sneakers the story of the wardens search for treasure, the story of Sam the onion man and then there’s the main plot with Stanley and zero at camp green lake....   [tags: Louis Sachar] 779 words
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