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Marriage in Christina Rossetti's Promises Like Pie-Crust and Edgar Allan Poe's Bridal Ballad - Marriage in Rossetti's Promises Like Pie-Crust and Poe's Bridal Ballad     In Christina Rossetti's "Promises Like Pie-Crust" and Edgar Allan Poe's "Bridal Ballad" female speakers encounter the milestone of marriage. Facing strong pressures from society, Rossetti's speaker refuses marriage in three well-reasoned arguments which are veiled in a guise of superciality. Conversely, Poe's speaker accepts marriage, but by the end of the poem realizes the dire consequences of her decision. Rossetti knows what she wants and does not want out of life; subsequently, Rossetti realizes that personal satisfaction and even joy may exist without a man and thus makes the tough decision not to marry....   [tags: Promises Like Pie-Crust Essays]
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The Limits of the Pie-Crust, in Christina Rossetti’s “Promises Like Pie-Crust” - The majority of love stories and romantic tales portray love in an optimistic light. Christina Rossetti, however, chooses to present her love poem, “Promises Like Pie-Crust” in a very different way. The views of the poem’s speaker are that of a cynic or realist, and she treats romantic relationships very negatively. Her view of the world is that unless she knows that something is true, and will be true for eternity, she will not put those boundaries into her life. The use of the pie metaphor within the title, “Promises Like Pie-Crust”, further strengthens her argument because it links the concept of a promise to a structure that is intrinsically fragile....   [tags: Poetry] 1159 words
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Origins of Lemon Meringue Pie - When life gives you lemons, why make lemonade when you can make lemon meringue pie. Here’s hoping life also gives you sugar, short crust pastry and eggs. Lemon meringue pie is a kiwi favourite that has been passed down through generations through great grandparents with their own secret recipes and ingredients. Which is where my Grandma got her famous lemon meringue pie recipe from that she has been making every Sunday since before I was born. I decided to research this particular item of lemon meringue pie because of my family tradition that every Sunday we would sit down for a roast at Grandma’s and then finish it off with a large helping of lemon meringue pie....   [tags: french, dessert, tradition]
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Deep Dish Pizza vs. Thin Crust Pizza - The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast deep dish pizza vs. thin crust pizza. While many would say, “Heck, pizza is pizza.” I beg to differ. I will start with thin crust pizza, which one can get in 18 inches, 16 inches, 14, 12 or 10 inches in diameter. The dough is rolled out to the appropriate size and is generally flat all the way around, and then it is traditionally covered in a tomato-based sauce as the first layer. Then comes a layer of mozzarella cheese, and then toppings of your choice....   [tags: Food Review ] 555 words
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The History of Pie - The History of Pie Caitlin Sklarz resides in Burlington, Vermont where she is attending the University of Vermont. She is currently finishing up Bachelors in Psychology and plans to go on for a degree in Nursing. Caitlin enjoys spending her free time with her boyfriend and dog, and taking walks in the beautiful Vermont woods. Desserts They are the most popular food in America today; yet, desserts are relatively new to food world. Pastries, and pies in particular, are probably the oldest of all....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1384 words
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Pie in the Sky - Pie in the Sky Among the oddballs and exhibitionists who clustered around Andy Warhol in the 1960's and 70's perhaps the scariest was Brigid Berlin, a chubby, motormouthed rebel from an upper-crust New York City family who relished the way her "underground" celebrity embarrassed her proper conservative parents. Her father, Richard Berlin, a friend of Richard M. Nixon and an admirer of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, ran the Hearst Corporation, which he had helped save from bankruptcy in the 40's. Her mother, Honey, was an elegant, ladies-who-lunch-style socialite of the old school....   [tags: Essays Papers] 736 words
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The Rope of Broken Promises - A thirteen year old boy stands with his back facing the crowd. He is scrawny and offers a promising victory over the rope. They cheer him on, coach yells at him “Come on, scout. You got this!” Little did the crowd know his upper strength fails, his lack of coordination falls six feet through the ground, and his hope was already diminishing as the seconds trickled by. He sighs, places his hands on the worn-out rope and begins the long journey up the brown snake all while lightly cursing at the structure of the school system....   [tags: freedom, physical education, gym]
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An Analysis of “American Pie” - American Pie” is an impressionistic ballad by Don Mclean which features unique and intriguing lyrics. It has imaginative changes in tempo, vocal delivery and instrumentation, and imparts a wide range of emotions ranging from pure joy, to melancholy and despair. The song takes the listener on an autobiographical journey through the turbulent 1960’s with references to the events that shaped the era. Don Mclean was enshrined in the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2004 for his work on “American Pie” (Don McLean: Songwriters Hall of Fame Inauguration)....   [tags: Music Analysis ]
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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Let’s talk about the characters in The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and their various personalities. Alan Bradley’s character portrayal in the book is generally in strict accordance to the social values and beliefs during the period of time the story is set in. His characters reflect the realistic, British people of the 1950’s. However, Flavia de Luce, the main character, is, in a way, the stereotypical rebellious protagonist, and one of the only characters in the book whose traits do not follow the traditions of the time....   [tags: Gender Portrayal, Character Development] 1033 words
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Confessions of a 'Mud Pie' - Confessions of a ‘Mud Pie’ By any ordinary standard my life has not been what you would call phenomenal. To tell you about my life would be like listening to your neighbor’s life history……… not very interesting and yet not too mediocre either. Hence I don’t know where to begin. But start I must for all stories have a beginning they say and one can never say the direction it can take in due time. I have always been an average child to say the least. Much to the disappointment of my parents I was never quite the whiz kid that they expected me to be....   [tags: race, mockery, discrimination] 636 words
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God Promises to Abraham - After going through the pain of childbirth, naming their babies, seeing their children grow up, and dreaming of their futures, filicide is usually far from the minds of most parents. The emotional ties that parents share with their children are hard to sever, yet in Genesis the culture was accepting of child sacrifices. The fear of the gods was stronger in ancient times, when science was lacking appropriate explanations, and so gods were believed to cause natural events. If the God from Genesis, who was much more powerful than any man and exponentially more vengeful, told parents to sacrifice their child, for the sake of their family (and the rest of the population for that matter), then the...   [tags: Religion, Genesis, Child Sacrifices] 1443 words
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the Evolution of the Earth's Crust - INTRODUCTION The formation of Earth’s crust began during the Hadean eon, shortly after the Chaotian interval of core formation and solidification of the magma ocean (Allegre et al., 2008; Elkins-Tanton, 2008; Rudge et al., 2010). This process initiated with the differentiation of the crust-mantle zones from a bulk silicate Earth (BSE) reservoir, which is thought to have also produced the first continuous terrestrial crust (Allegre et al., 2008). However, whole rock signatures from original Hadean crust have not been preserved in the known geologic record and can only be inferred by isotopic analysis (Tessalina et al., 2010; Rizo et al., 2012)....   [tags: geologic, mantle, composition] 2318 words
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Piece Of The Pie - Piece of the Pie Money is an important issue for almost all college students. Very few are lucky enough not to have the financial burdens of tuition, housing, and food interfere with their academic initiatives. Some students have parents that are wealthy enough to cover all of the costs of college. Other students are given financial aid from the university that they attend. If necessary, students can get jobs to help differ the costs. There are no restrictions put on most students as to where they can work, or how much they can earn....   [tags: essays research papers] 1864 words
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The Role of Promises in Our Society - The Role of Promises in Our Society Promises. They play an integral part in everybody’s life. From the simple I.O.U. to treaties between nations-, everything relies on one’s word and promise. Promises have become a fundamental part of a politician’s arsenal to gain popularity and win votes. Many have long promised a chicken in every pot, but sadly, most pots are empty. Businesspeople love to seal deals with a handshake, another form of an agreement, another promise. Most promises are made simply to gain an advantage and are to be broken later at a more ‘convenient’ time....   [tags: Papers] 542 words
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Deeper Meaning of Shakespeare's As You Like It - The Deeper Meaning of As You Like It Shakespeare's As You Like It is a good play for anyone to read or see. Some readers would enjoy one aspect of it, some would enjoy another. But all would, in general, enjoy the play. Albert Gilman says that Shakespeare intended to imply that all that people need to live together in harmony is "good sense, love, humor, and a generous disposition." (Gilman lxvii) This play is deeper than the surface, and that is part of its appeal to every kind of person....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 1773 words
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Light is Like Water as Magical Realism - Light is Like Water as Magical Realism   Latin author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has written many short stories and novels that are considered to be Magical Realism. Some of these works are "The Ghosts of August," One Hundred Years of Solitude," "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings," "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," and "Light Is Like Water." In "Light Is Like Water" (December 1978), the use of various fantastic elements along with the realist elements is what defines this story as Magical Realism....   [tags: Light is Like Water]
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The Role of Music in Theatrical Work: Modern Music that Could be Used to Enhance Shakespeare's Play "As You Like It" - Music is an important element of any theatrical work. It sets up the setting, mood, and emotions for the audience. Different songs can tell stories whether sad or happy. In “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare, there are many scenes where the traditional play music can be replaced with modern contemporary and still give the story the same meaning. There are songs that describe the blossoming romance and friendship of Rosalind and Orlando and the theme of reality. And there are others that set up the mood for the setting....   [tags: as you like it, music] 1661 words
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The Works of Christina Rossetti - ... She believes that memorials and placing flowers on graves are not for the ones who are deceased, but for those they leave behind. She asks them not to show her any special attention, she will be dead and in death, one cannot feel, hear, speak, or think; therefore she will not be able to acknowledge their gestures. Her lack of sympathy towards her loved ones shows her detachment to material items as she rejects the love she will receive at the time of her death. Keeping the memory of a lost loved one is a way for the living to keep the deceased alive....   [tags: English poet, poetry analysis] 685 words
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As American As Apple Pie? - As American As Apple Pie. Every American has heard the saying "as American as apple pie." But, there's no question about it--apple pie did not originate in the U.S., at all. "In fact, the apple pie predates our country's settlement by hundreds of years,” (112) writes Lee Edwards Benning in Cook's Tales. When the Pilgrims set to sea they brought with them their homeland's recipes. So, we know how the ole apple pie got to America, but why the saying. Where does it come from and what does "as American as apple pie" mean....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Hills Like White Elephants - Herodotus and ‘Rhampsinitus and the Thief’ BY: Layla Brown Herodotus, the first Greek historian, has been called by some "the father of history" and by others "the father of lies." Born in 485 B.C to a wealthy family at Halicarnassus, in Asia Minor, he was exiled to Samos soon after his birth because of his family’s opposition to the Persian domination of Ionia. During his youth, he traveled widely, studying the manners, customs, and religions of the people he encountered. His histories are made up of tales told to him by people from Egypt, Syria, Babylon, Colchis, Paeonian and Macedonia....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 1235 words
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Stereotype of Politicians Breaking Promises - The Promise Trap 28 September 1999 A common complaint about politicians--so common it's a stereotype--is that they break their promises. Audiences hear one thing, the politician seems to do another, and then the complaining begins. This scenario could be the result of miscommunication on the part of the politician or misinterpretation on the part of the audience. But the reality is more complex. Politicians do make promises, although they rarely use the word as the verb and themselves as the subject of the sentence....   [tags: Politics Political Science Stereotyping] 1216 words
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Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - The excerpt from Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel exposes the uncanny scenario of Rosaura and Pedro’s wedding, and the sudden nostalgia everyone is revealing. The connection of food, and the role of the Mexican revolution is depicted in this excerpt, and the use of intense emotion and sorrow is used to create a dismal atmosphere filled with loss and loneliness. Esquivel uses Tita’s culinary skills and her deep affection towards Pedro as a technique to emphasize the effect it has on the secondary characters in the novel....   [tags: Like Water For Chocolate]
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Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Identity is like soup, with a long line of different traditions: people either keep it the same or they add new flavors to it. Some families would add onions, others would add peppers, and after a list of traditional recipes they end up putting them together. In Like Water for Chocolate written by Laura Esquirel, it’s about a Mexican young girl who is born in a very traditional, old fashioned family. She realizes that the Mexican family tradition has completely ruined her love life with Pedro. However, she continues to still love this man, but because of Mama Elena’s overprotection she still can’t be with him....   [tags: Like Water For Chocolate] 1280 words
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Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Like Water for Chocolate—a novel rich in history, culture, food, and scandal; a breathtaking portrayal of a love affair, of the strength of character of desperate women, and of humbling traditions—captivates both the soul and mind, enchanting its readers by way of causing them to become immersed in its story-line. Prominent among its themes is that of finding an identity—or a lack thereof—which seems to pervade the lives of those most engaged in the process of self evaluation and discovery, and as such Laura Esquivel’s novel is comparable to Haruki Murakami’s The Elephant Vanishes, in which the characters from several stories seem to be in a state of perpetual dislocation and disconnection f...   [tags: Like Water For Chocolate]
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There is always room for pie. - There Is Always Room For Pie Throughout my life my parents have always taught me that a child is a product of its environment. As time has passed and I have grown older and observed the people around me I have seen this fact become more evident. I believe that no one person can mimic another’s actions or behaviors so precisely that they become identical. A person’s personality seems to be an infinitely large empty pie plate. The actions or behaviors that people portray are a small slice that they have taken from others to fill up their plate....   [tags: essays research papers] 1601 words
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Blueberry Whipped Cream Pie - Blueberry Whipped Cream Pie This recipe allows the average cook to create a delicious homemade blueberry whipped cream pie. Instead of having to buy pies and other desserts from the store, now anyone can make them inexpensively at home. Making a blueberry pie may take some time, but the end result is well worth the effort and the wait. The main steps in making a blueberry pie are not complicated, but one should not forget that there are pre-cooking and post-cooking steps that are just as important as the main cooking steps....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 894 words
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Importance of Costumes in As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV, Part One - Importance of Costumes in As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV, Part One The Jewish holiday Purim celebrates the rescue of the ancient Jews of Persia from certain destruction at the hands of Haman. The fair queen Ester tricks the villain, and Haman betrays himself before the king. Each year the story is read aloud amidst great celebration. The children, and even the adults, dress up as their favorite character in the story. Each time Haman’s name is uttered, everyone makes as much noise as they can to blot out his evil name....   [tags: As You Like It] 1224 words
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A Frank Piece of Pie - A Frank Piece of Pie A new movie that came out two weeks ago is “American Pie.” “American Pie” is a teen sex comedy that is the most sexually frank and vulgar of a long line of recently released movies that fall in this category. Other such movies that have recently come out but are not quite as frank are “Can’t Hardly Wait” and “She’s All That.” When asking what exactly is a teen sex comedy the definition is hard to explain. A teen sex comedy is a comedy with a target audience age of about fifteen to twenty-five....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]
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Can e-Learning Deliver What It Promises? - Can e-learning today really deliver what it promises. Eight learning experts discuss this question at the Oxford Union. Jutta Mackwell reports. ‘This house believes that the e-learning of today is essential for the important skills of tomorrow’. This was the motion put to eight e-learning experts for a debate at the prestigious Oxford Union, organised by e-learning company Epic. E-learning has become one of the buzz words in training and learning and development. It has been praised for its flexibility, cost-efficiency and its ‘greenness’....   [tags: online education alternatives] 560 words
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The Fool in William Shakespeare's As You Like It - The Fool in William Shakespeare's As You Like It The fool is one of the first character archetypes that any student of literature learns how to analyze. Despite his seemingly light or even pointless chatter, the fool usually manages to say some fairly important things. Upon further study, the student may perceive that it is because of his penchant for silliness that the fool is given leave to express even offensive truths about the other characters. What happens, though, when one fool encounters another....   [tags: William Shakespeare As You Like Essays] 1539 words
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Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie Literary Analysis - Siblings – the most annoying things in the world. They’re horrible, wonderful beings, and you would sacrifice anything for them in the end. In Jordan Sonnenblick’s novel Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie, Steven Alper, the main character, learns exactly how wonderful, and horrible, it can be to have a younger brother. Steven is your typical 8th grader – he’s continuously vexed by his younger brother Jeffrey, he has a crush on a girl who doesn’t acknowledge his existence, and he plays the drums in the All-City Jazz Band....   [tags: Jordan Sonnenblick, Literary Analysis]
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A Taste of American Pie - A Taste of American Pie Sunday morning. The smell of flour tortillas warming on the kitchen stove would waft all the way to my room. I could hear the radio play scratchy ranchera tunes to which my mother always seemed to know the words. If I lay long enough in bed, my mother would walk in the room and try to wake me up, resorting to singing my name or an old Spanish nursery rhyme if all else failed. Ask me where home is, and I'll tell you just this. This is home. This is me. All I've ever known is Mexican culture....   [tags: Ethnicity Mexican American Essays] 1050 words
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Pie in the Sky: Personal Health Records (PHR) - Imagine a world where everyone paid their taxes, gave to charity and proactively monitored their own health. It would be amazing. There would be enough money for healthcare, research and the cost for both would be substantially less, freeing up money for endeavors such as education. A personal health record (PHR) working in harmony with the electronic medical record (EMR) is the ideal union to facilitate a healthy population, but we are not there. To be honest, I do not foresee the PHR taking root, but for the sake of this paper, I will shove my pessimism in the closet, hide the key and eat my pie (I like key lime), while walking in the land of utopia....   [tags: physician, consumers, care, quality]
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Renaissance Family Values and Their Significance to As You Like It - Renaissance Family Values and Their Significance to As You Like It        When I began my research for this paper, I did not have a good understanding of the term "Renaissance".  Therefore, I thought that it was a good idea to clarify on this before I tried to learn about what family life was like at that time, and I also thought it might be interesting to look at Shakespeare's family.   The word "Renaissance" means rebirth and refers to the 15th Century, between the years 1350 and 1600 (Greene Malvasi, par....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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As You Like It written by William Shakespeare - Actually, this play chronologically set between 1598 and 1600s. This homonymous play published, after Williams Shakespeare’s death, in the First Folio in 1623, with other plays and sonnets written by him. As You Like It characterized as pastoral comedy. According to a definition of what is the pastoral comedy, Pastoral genre is regularly, a pastoral story includes banishes from urban or court life who escapes to the shelter of the wide open, where they frequently cover themselves as shepherds so as to talk with different shepherds on an extent of built subjects, from the relative benefits of life at court versus life in the nation to the relationship between nature and symbolization....   [tags: Shakespeare, pastoral comedy, as you like it]
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Shakespeare's Use of the Idea of Disguise in "As You Like It" - Shakespeare uses the idea of disguise in many of his plays. It is used as an escape from the characters’ personalities and sometimes for comic effect. In As You Like it, the disguise becomes very comical as in the time it was written only men could act on stage. This could lead to much confusion and comedy in the roles of those in disguise. Disguise can give the freedom to a character to act how they like and a chance for them to show their views. It was in the 16th Century that there became an increased sense of self consciousness and identity....   [tags: Shakespeare, disguise, As You Like It, ] 1211 words
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Exploring the Role of Women in Mexico in Like Water For Chocolate - Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel explains women’s roles in northern Mexico during the turn of the nineteenth century. The novel takes place in northern Mexico on a family ranch where many family traditions are carried out. Also, the novel describes some of the typical foods that were prepared and fiestas that were celebrated in the Mexican culture around this time. However, the novel mainly focuses on the roles of females in Mexican society at that time. The novel goes beyond explaining women’s roles and also explains what took place in the Mexican family....   [tags: Like Water For Chocolate Essays]
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Hills Like White Elephants: My Interpretation of the Play - This short story is about a couple arguing about abortion. The girl, Jig, does not want to, but the American man says that it is the only thing between them. The girl wants to continue on with her life of exploring the world with the addition of the baby, but the man says that it would take the world away from them. The man has experience in this, but the woman seems not to. She is reluctant, and does not want to talk about it any more after a point. There are many elements in the story, such as disconnection, manipulation, dominance, innocence, and irresponsibility....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants, ] 1335 words
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Pie Charts - Pie Charts An important part of decision making is having a clear understanding of the information used to base decisions from. Charts can be valuable when a need to represent numerical data would benefit communicating information visually. Some of the most important aspects of a good chart are to select the right type of chart (or graph) that can best characterize the data, also, to keep the design simple in order for an audience to easily understand the information. One of the most popular types of charts is the pie chart....   [tags: essays research papers] 952 words
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American Pie - American Pie With every aspect of our lives we are making a point, arguing a belief, or refuting some other aspect of our existence. Aesthetic pieces, most avidly poems and songs, argue a message both in the lyrics and in the meaning posed between the lines. “American Pie,” in a multitude of ways, argues that American lives and memories are closely intertwined with the music of the time period. Not only does “American Pie” argue a message it also pulls many generations together. Today, thirty years after the initial release, “American Pie” still has an effect in our music and continues to be popular with all age groups....   [tags: Research Essays Term Papers]
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American Pie - American Pie The movie American Pie is about four high schoolers, close to graduating, determined not to carry their virginity's with them to college and so they make a pact to lose their virginity by prom night. The movie is directed by Paul Weitz and stars Jason Biggs, Chris Klein and Tara Reids and takes place around Michigan's East Great Falls High. The movie opens with student Jim (Jason Biggs) being caught by his parents pleasuring himself in a tube sock while trying to watch a scrambled broadcast on an adult channel....   [tags: Film Movies] 514 words
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PIE CHART - Data Visualization for Businesses - Pie Chart Data Visualization for Businesses A picture is worth a thousand words. The ability to graphically represent your business data gives you the power to make informed business decisions quickly. (Microsoft.com, 2002) This representation must be visually appealing and easy to understand. By keeping it simple, it allows the broadest number of users to interpret the data, gain insights as to its meaning and facilitate communication on the data ultimately to solve the company¡¦s problem. Data visualization is the use of interactive, sensory representations, typically visual, of abstract data to reinforce cognition....   [tags: essays research papers] 889 words
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Setting in Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - In the short story by Ernest Hemingway, "Hills Like White Elephants," a couple is delayed at a train station en route to Madrid and is observed in conflict over the girl's impending abortion. In his writing, Hemingway does not offer any commentary through a specific character's point of view, nor, in the storytelling, does he offer his explicit opinions on how to feel or think about the issues that emerge. The narrative seems to be purely objective, somewhat like a newspaper or journal article, and in true Hemingway form the story ends abruptly, without the couple's conflict clearly being resolved....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 865 words
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Eskimo Pie Corporation - Eskimo Pie Corporation Introduction      Reynolds Metals is the majority owner of the ice scream company Eskimo Pie Corporation and has decided to sell this company. Nestle Foods provided the highest offer of $61 Million. Due to delays of the Nestlé’s purchase, Reynolds Metals has take into consideration the IPO proposal of David Clark, president of Eskimo Pie Corporation, rather than selling the company to Nestle Foods (Case Study, 2001).      This analysis will identify the current value of the company at a stand-alone value and explain why Nestle Food would want to buy this company and the synergies involved for their reasoning....   [tags: Business Management Essays]
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The Wright Beginning Promises a Great Future! - The Wright Beginning Promises a Great Future. C. Milton Wright High School was constructed in Bel Air, the seat of Harford County, Maryland, in 1980 to relieve severe overcrowding in nearby schools. By 2001, CMW itself was overcrowded with a total student enrollment of 1788, even with several additions to the building. The school’s bustling newness reflects changes in Bel Air’s population during this time. Beginning in the 1970s, middle class, mainly white families have streamed out of Baltimore County and into what had been rural and small-town communities in western Harford County....   [tags: Education Place Learning Essays] 1649 words
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Setting in Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - Swaying trees in the distance, blue skies and birds chirping, all of these are examples of setting. Setting can create the mood and tone of characters in a story. In the story Hills Like White Elephants, the story starts out with our two characters, Jig and the American, also referred to as the man, on a train overlooking mountains. “The girl was looking off at the line of hills. They were white in the sun and the country was brown and dry” (Hemingway). In the case of this short story, the hills provided Jig something to take her mind off of the grueling conversation she was having with the Man....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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Symbolism in Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - In a well-written short story, different literary elements and terms are incorporated into the story by the author. Ernest Hemingway frequently uses various literary elements in his writing to entice the reader and enhance each piece that he writes. In Hills Like White Elephants, Hemingway uses symbols to teach the reader certain things that one may encounter during daily life. Symbolism may be defined as relating to, using, or proceeding by means of symbols (Princeton). The use of symbols in Hills Like White Elephants is utterly important to the plot line and to the fundamental meaning of the story....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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Preventing Mistakes in The Lottery and Hills like White Elephants - Humans will always make mistakes. It is important that we learn from them and avoid making more in the future. In The Lottery, an old town tradition forces the town residents to sacrifice the person whose name is chosen from the black box. In Hills like White Elephants, a man and his wife discuss whether or not the woman should get an abortion. Both of these short stories lead to the idea that old traditions aren’t always right. Was bringing Africans to America to be slaves a just policy. Was kicking Indians off of their homeland to walk the Trail of Tears right....   [tags: The Lottery, Hills like White Elephants] 1115 words
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