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Analysis of My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Rothke - Analysis of My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Rothke My Papa's Waltz is by Theodore Rothke it is about a childhood memory written later in his lifetime. Theodore Rothke's dad was an alcoholic drunk. Theodore Rothke went through a period where he was depressed and mentally unstable. Theodore Rothke was fascinated by the nature of the world; many of his poems were about this subject. Some people who read My Papa&'s Waltz come to the conclusion that it is about a drunken abusive father. However, I think when he was writing this he was reminiscing about a good childhood memory from when he was around seven years old....   [tags: My Papa's Waltz Theodore Rothke Essays]
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Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt I wonder about Theodore Roosevelt. My interest in Theodore Roosevelt was because of a brief lesson on him in Social Studies class. This Wonder Project falls into the category of Social Studies because this is a biography about Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States of America. Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York in 1858 and died in 1919. As a young boy, he was often spending many of his days reading. Either Theodore or his family knew that the reason for his illness was severe asthma....   [tags: biography] 521 words
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Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most iron willed presidents in the history of the United States. He took head on the battles of business social change and many different issues of government that many presidents had not paid attention to at this time. E extended the powers of the President and the powers of the federal government to protect the public interest and what he believed in. he took full advantage of his responsibilities of the work and expanded the involiment of the United States in world affairs....   [tags: essays research papers] 475 words
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Theodore Michael Tanin - Theodore Michael Tanin I Interviewed my Grandfather, Theodore Michael Tanin for my World War Veteran Report. I learned a lot of interesting and useful information about him, for example, what his job was like and the conditions he was in everyday and how the war affected him. Theodore was born on July 19, 1917 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The war that he was in was World War II. He entered the war when he was 24 years old (1941) and came back when he was 27 or 28 years old (1948-49)....   [tags: essays research papers] 440 words
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Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt - Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt were two of America’s great presidents. This is why I feel that both men were equally important in what they did and said they would do. Both in their own ways have added a little of what makes this country what it is today. Both had their own beliefs of how reform, empowerment of the people and foreign policy should be accomplished. As president, the main goal was to do what they felt best for the American people. In doing so, how different could they really be....   [tags: Papers] 434 words
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Theodore Roethke and The Waking - Theodore Roethke and The Waking In describing the way he receives life's lessons and learned experiences, Theodore Roethke uses repetition of two different sentences and a simple rhyme scheme to help the reader understand his outlook on how to endure life. The two sentences repeated throughout the poem are "I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow" and "I learn by going where I have to go" [with slight variation in the latter]. "I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow" shows up in stanzas 1, 2, 4, and 6 and figuratively means that Roethke awakens in the morning and learns from the day's experiences....   [tags: Waking Essays] 494 words
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Informative Speech: President Theodore Roosevelt - Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about President Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most successful presidents in the United States history. He achieved many goals in life. Some of these goals were as follows: 1) He won the Spanish-American War; 2) He won the Nobel Peace Prize; 3) He was the youngest president in United States history....   [tags: Example Informative Speech] 308 words
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My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke - My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke Throughout the poem, "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke, many techniques are used to show that there are furious conflicts between a father and his son. Roethke uses the word waltz in the title to relate to the beating of the son. I believe that the poem is altogether a negative poem, as described by the words and phrases the author uses. To begin, the author immediately states that the father is a drunk. Roethke says, "The whiskey on your breath / Could make a small boy dizzy"....   [tags: Papers] 413 words
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"My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke - In the poem "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke, the speaker is reflecting on a childhood experience involving his father. Through diction and details, the speaker conveys his complex attitudes toward his father. When first read it, it appears the young boy is afraid of his father. The first line of the poem writes: "The whiskey on your breath; could make a small boy dizzy." Apparently, the father likes whisky and the smell of it is remaining on his person, which causes the young boy's aversion....   [tags: Poetry] 502 words
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Famous Children's Book Author Theodor Suess Geisel - Theodor Suess Geisel, also known as Dr. Suess, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in March of 1904. Suess was his mothers name, where his pen name Dr. Suess came from, and “Dr.” came from his fathers unfulfilled hopes that Theodor would some day have his doctorate. Dr. Suess was a famous American writer and cartoonist best known for his children’s books. Author of 46 books started off his career with a book called And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street. In 1936 Suess sailed to Europe and the rhythm of this children’s book was influenced by the ships engine....   [tags: Theodor Suess Geisel, Dr. Suess, ] 566 words
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Guitar's Struggle With Racism - Literary Footnotes 6/3/10 The Ku Klux Klan was first created after the Civil War, in Pulaski, Tennessee in an effort to keep the Civil Rights Movement from giving rights to African-Americans and freed slaves. The Klan experienced its greatest growth “in the 1920s, [when] the Klan spread well beyond the South” (O’Malley). Three million members soon joined from the South, allowing the clan to win over political power in non-southern states. In an effort to stop African American rights, they “tortured and killed black Americans and sympathetic whites” who acted in favor of the Civil Rights Movement, especially the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (Simkin)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Roosevelt vs. Wilson - Roosevelt vs. Wilson Two great men, two great presidents, led our nations to excellency and great success. Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were hard working, intelligent men who were very familiar, but were also different in many aspects. Through their dedication to our country and their passion of politics they have made our country better. There were many similarities between Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. The special relationship with their fathers was a quality that the two men shared....   [tags: Papers] 510 words
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japanese interment camps - Japanese Interment Camps How would you like it if you had suddenly had 24 hours to pack, and in that short allotted time. That is exactly what happened to the Japanese-Americans in the year of 1942, directly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The reason form the U.S. government is that they didn’t want to have an inside accomplice that was aiding the enemy. They order was given by Theodore Roosevelt, and his word caused many “Relocation” or “Isolation” camps to spring up throughout the U.S. , including Canada....   [tags: essays research papers] 451 words
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T.R.'s Foreign Policy - T.R.'s Foreign Policy George F. Kennan and Walter La Feber are two historians who take very different viewpoints on the United States' foreign policy in the late 1890's. Kennan's major thesis is that the United States entered into war with Spain due to impulsive decisions made because of public opinion. This public opinion was brought about because of the press. At this time the press was know as the Yellow Press. This type journalism is similar to the National Inquirer of today. According to Kennan, he yellow press stirred the public into a frenzy and made the government make an impulsive decision for war....   [tags: Papers] 409 words
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Fats Navarro - Fats Navarro Early Background The story begins in Key West, Florida where Theodore "Fats" Navarro was born of mixed Cuban-Black-Chinese parentage on September 24, 1923. His musical training began early with piano lessons at age six, but he did not start taking music seriously until he took up the trumpet at age thirteen. He became good during his high school years. He also played tenor saxophone and played briefly with Walter Johnson's band in Miami. Apparently Fats did not care much for Key West....   [tags: Papers] 419 words
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Progressive Presidents - Progressive Presidents A progressive president is one that modernized the United States in a way that brought them to a new level. They used new styles of the presidency that helped them get the job done, like addressing the people of the country and letting them know what is going on.. These presidents had to walk the fence in many cases. By this I mean be on the people or consumers side and also had to be on the big business' side. In the early 1900's the position of the presidency took a turn towards modernism....   [tags: Papers] 456 words
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Sarah Grimke Fighting for African American's Freedom - Sarah Grimke was among many others who fought for the African Americans freedom in the United States. Sarah along with her sister Angelina both grew up in a home where their father owned slaves. Sarah was born on November 26, 1792 in Charleston, South Carolina. The sisters built an early dislike of slavery. In 1819 the sisters moved to Philadelphia where they joined the society of friends once known as the Friends of truth. Angelina had a letter against slavery published in 1835 by William Lloyd Garrison and put in his newspaper the liberator....   [tags: essays research papers] 482 words
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Nature vs Nurture - Nature vs Nurture The issues pitting nature against nurture are exceptionally significant for the gamut of discoveries that attribute an increasing proportion of traits and behaviours to one's genetic makeup. The resulting variety of physical shortcomings and limitations in each person has, for centuries, been countered by endeavours to improve or interfere where necessary, and every individual is consequently the product of a delicate middle path of balance between the two. The importance of nurturing is nearly boundless, and there is no better evidence than the oft-cited case of identical twins who, despite identical nuclear genomes and mitochondrial DNA, will duly differ in physique and behaviour if raised (i.e., nurtured) in dissimilar environments....   [tags: Biology Science Essays]
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The Meat Inspection Act of 1906 - The Meat Inspection Act of 1906 The year 1906 brought about a new era in governmental legislation that helped to shape the way privately owned producers of consumable goods would conduct themselves in the future. President Theodore Roosevelt, a man known for his tenaciousness when tackling the issues of the people, pursued these legislative changes, refusing to back down to the lobbyists who stood in his way. One such industry brought to its knees was the meat packing industry, a thriving group of companies that supplied not only the United States but also the markets in Europe with processed foods....   [tags: American History]
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boston massacre - We the jury find the defendant, Not Guilty. Today is the last day of the trial. We have heard all of the witnesses and now we know that we must deliberate. I know that some of the “witnesses” are liars. Some make valid points and I know without a doubt in my mind that Captain Preston is an innocent man and that his men were provoked. As I listened to the witnesses, here is what I came to believe: The witnesses for the prosecution have very different stories as do some of the witnesses for the defense....   [tags: essays research papers] 591 words
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Different Meanings of Waltzing Depicted in Roethke's Poem, My Papa's Waltz - In the poem “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke, an image of waltzing is clearly illustrated. The symbolism and language is portrayed almost as a distant memory that the author is writing about. The main conflict in this poem is the term and main idea of waltzing. The waltz is formally known as a delicate, beautiful dance consisting of rhythm and spins. Even though it is a close bond between the father and son, it comes off quite baleful. The conflict captured in Roethke’s poem is the two different meanings of waltzing....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 502 words
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Medical Technology and Treatment - The theme of love is a prevalent one in many poems. A universal feeling, love is inevitably present in the works of quite a few poets, even those whose subject matter would not seem to include this theme. In Roethke's "The Apparition" , the pervading theme of love will be discussed. Theodore Roethke's love poem "The Apparition", is quite a different matter. There could not possibly be any mistaken sentiment in this work. Roethke's poems were generally sincere and direct. "The Apparition" is no exception....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 277 words
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New Jersey Vs. T.L.O. - Decision : Reasonable standard held to be proper standard for determining legality of searches conducted by public school officials. On March 7, 1980, a teacher at Piscataway High School in Middlesex County, N.J., found two girls smoking in the school lavatory, which was a violation of school code. The teacher took them to the Principles office where they met the Assistant Vice-Principle Theodore Choplick. Under questioning the first girl admitted smoking in the lavatory. The second girl, 14 year old freshman T.L.O., denied that she had smoked in the lavatory....   [tags: Legal Essays] 311 words
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Robert Maynard Pirsig Bibliography - Robert Maynard Pirsig Bibliography Robert Maynard Pirsig was born in Minneapolis on September 6, 1928. After high school Pirsig decided to join the army and from the ages of 18 to 22 served the United States. Once discharged, he decided to study at the University of Minnesota. Here he obtained degrees in philosophy and journalism.(1) Once finished, Pirsig decided to travel to India. He talks about this trip in his book, stating it as a trip that expanded his experience but not his understanding....   [tags: Author, Pirsig, Biography]
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Booker T. Washington - Booker T. Washington was a great influence for the black community. The efforts this man put to become such a wonderful leader were incredible. Booker T. Washington was a man that started up from scratch. He grew up as a Black slave, who did not have much choices in life. He was born in Virginia in 1856, and he had a white father and a black mother. After the Emancipation Proclamation he went to work in a coal mine, while still a child. When Booker was seventeen he went of to Hampton Institute, he worked there as a janitor....   [tags: essays research papers] 360 words
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William Howard Taft Was A Cannibal - In 1909 William Howard Taft had a a dungeon built directly under the Oval Office. It is round and its walls are made from the same dark stones as the floor. On the walls there are only chains and other fasteners. The entire room is lit by torches that hang near the wall. Historians are baffled as to why Mr. Taft had this underground chamber built. It has been ruled out that he is a sex freak as his weight (350 lbs while President) made him incapable of using his penis, as evidenced by his own personal diaries, his recently unsealed medical records, and memoirs published by his wife in 1912....   [tags: essays research papers] 361 words
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Heineken - Global distribution channels vary in general because everyone is trying to discover a way to make money without getting the flow of current distribution channels. Each channel is a very important chapter in the process of the global channel in order for the world to obtain some type of harmony within the distributing between the channels. The article discusses brand management on a global scale. Marketing across cultures can be done with Theodore Levitt's idea for exploiting the "economics of simplicity" with standardized products, packaging, and communication....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Comparative Essay of Domestic Issues of Presidents Wilson, Roosevelt, and Taft - The Comparative Essay of Domestic Issues of Presidents Wilson, Roosevelt, & Taft The presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson, where all glorious and defined in their own manner, but varied in other respects. All of these presidents were accomplished and served their country well, but why then is it that historians generally view Roosevelt more favorably than Taft and Wilson. That is the question that we wish to determine the rationale for, and to see if these historian’s ascertains are valid, and why it is they revere Roosevelt above the others....   [tags: essays research papers] 359 words
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How The Jungle Influenced Social Reform and Socialism - How The Jungle Influenced Social Reform and Socialism Beginning in the late 19th century, many people became concerned with many social problems resulting from the industrialization period of the United States. People began to demand reform. The writing of the book The Jungleby Upton Sinclair was one of the most influential tools used to reform many American industries. In this book, Sinclair focuses on the unsanitary conditions and corruption that was involved in the Chicago meat packing industry....   [tags: Papers] 361 words
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Imperialism - Imperialism Between 1890 and 1913, the United States worked under a thing called imperialism. Under imperialism, stronger nations attempt to create empires by dominating weaker nations—economically, politically, culturally, or military. The reason why this imperialism grew was because of economic factors, nationalist factors, military factors, and humanist factors. Well, in the United States, there were people who didn't agree with this and there were people who did. The people who disagreed with imperialism were called anti-imperialist....   [tags: Papers] 364 words
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The Legal Background of Congress - The Legal Background of Congress The majority of congress today has a legal background. This legal background slows down congress. Although the heavy legal background of congress slows down the congressional process it does provide for better laws. The strong influence of the legal profession in government is to the country's benefit. The majority of politicians today are lawyers. For the most part, it has always been this way. Since the very beginning of the United States government there has been a ver distinct legal background....   [tags: Papers] 384 words
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Muckrakers - Muckrakers were early twentieth-century reformers whose 1 mission was to look for and uncover political and business corruption. The term muckraker, which referred to the "man with a muckrake" in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, was first used in a pejorative sense by Theodore Roosevelt, whose opinion of the muckrakers was that they were biased and overreacting. The movement began about 1902 and died down by 1917. Despite its brief duration, however, it had a significant impact on the political, commercial, and even literary climate of the period....   [tags: essays research papers] 393 words
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Eleanor Roosevelt - Eleanor Roosevelt Although shy and awkward as a child, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Born on October 11, 1884 to Anna Hall and Elliott Roosevelt, Eleanor suffered great loss early in life with t he death of both parents. After being raised by her grandmother, she met a distant cousin, falling in love and married Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1905. She bore 6 children, with one son dying during infancy due to influenza....   [tags: essays research papers] 396 words
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Commanding Heights - The role that the government played in chapter two, “The Curse of Bigness,” of Commanding Heights in relation to the rest of the world was to create regulations. The New Deal was what was created to establish the rules and regulations in the United States, in regards to the stock market. It also created jobs by using government programs such as TVA. The TVA program was initiated in order to create jobs, which they were hoping would help boost up the stock market. Luckily as they had planed it did in fact create more job availability which did in turn boost the stock market thus helping the entire economy, as it was trying to crawl out of the depression....   [tags: essays research papers] 430 words
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Progressivism on a National Level - Reform of corrupt businesses and government first drew attention at local and state levels. Big businesses in the late 1800s preferred profit over patriotism, credit over honor, individual gain over national prosperity, and trade and dickering over principles. It was not until 1901, when Theodore Roosevelt became president, that progressivism was brought to the national level. During Roosevelt’s presidency, he would push reform as much as possible by strengthening the power of the federal government....   [tags: essays research papers] 457 words
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Amistad - In April of 1839, a group of militant Portuguese abducted a group of 53 Africans, and shipped them to Havana, Cuba. In June of 1839, the Africans were purchased as slaves by four Spaniards and put on the schooner La Amistad (Spanish for “the friendship';) for a voyage to Principe, an island republic, off the west coast of Africa, in the Gulf of Guinea. During this voyage, in the summer of 1839, the Africans performed mutiny on the ship, led by Cinque (Djimon Hounsou), they kill two of the crew, and take control of the ship....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Graduation Speech: Nothing is Accomplished Without Risk - I would like to begin by saying that I am honored to be able to stand before you tonight as a representative of my class, a great class, the class of 2012. I remember starting kindergarten and looking at high school with such awe. It was almost a dream. Each year I took a step closer, but it always seemed so far away. And yet tonight, I stand up here representing the realization of that dream. We have done it. No, really, think about it for a second, we have achieved the biggest, most anticipated event of our lives....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 479 words
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My Papas Waltz - A Drunken Dance Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” tells the reader of a small boy’s memory of his father. It explains how his father is intoxicated and the scene that goes along with it, using the word waltz to describe it. In the first two lines, it recounts the smell of his father’s breath and the extent to which it reeked: “The whiskey on your breath / Could make a small boy dizzy” (1-2). As the third and fourth lines are read, a picture of a small boy hanging onto his father is instilled in the reader’s mind: “But I hung on like death / Such waltzing was not easy” (3-4)....   [tags: essays research papers] 473 words
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The Runaway Pilgrim Point essay - In the poem, The Runaway Slave at Pilgrims Point by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Browning based the poem on past experience due to the fact her family had owned slaves in Jamaica for several generations. Once these slaves were set free in 1833; sixteen years later abolitionist repudiated the “ unjust- power of the white slave owners.” ( Stephenson, 43). With Browning rejection of her once slave owning father’s irrational authority to refuse his children to marry and leave home, this poem empowered the rage she had suppressed by years....   [tags: essays research papers] 522 words
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Black Codes - Imagine yourself wrongly convicted of a crime. You spent years in jail awaiting your release date. It finally comes, and when they let you out, they slap handcuffs around your wrists and tell you every single action you do. In a nutshell, that’s how the Black Codes worked. The southerners wanted control over the blacks after the Civil War, and states created their own Black Codes. After the Civil War, in 1865, the southern plantation owners were left with minimal labor. They were bitter over the outcome of the war and wanted to keep African Americans under their control....   [tags: essays research papers] 523 words
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The South and Slavery - The South and Slavery The Societies of the North and South were very different. They were two regions of the country that depended very heavily on each other but yet seemed so far apart. Disagreeing on almost every aspect of how to reside and especially on very specific issues like slavery and emancipation. The North was an industrious, moneymaking, region. They respected blacks and gave them more rights than in the South where they had none. They still were not given the same rights as whites....   [tags: Papers] 527 words
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An American Tragedy - There are many aspects of Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy that involve the moral decision versus the immoral decision and God. The main theme that Dreiser maintains throughout the novel is Immorality. Each character in the novel possesses one or more characteristics that show that he or she is partially immoral. When combined, all these elements have a strong message, that there is consequence to straying from God's path.Clyde Griffiths is the perfect example of how a person is led from God's light....   [tags: essays research papers] 538 words
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