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Atrocities in Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark - Atrocities in Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark Is a drive just a drive, or is it a metaphor that imparts appreciation for life's fragility while simultaneously lamenting man's inability to appropriately confront, or understand, death. William Stafford's "Traveling Through the Dark" illustrates the mechanisms by which seemingly mundane events become probes into the mystery and ambiguity of the human condition. The poem's situation is simple, a lone traveler driving along a desolate canyon road spots a felled deer; the traveler, desiring neither to hit the deer, nor by swerving to avoid it, hurtle his car over the canyon precipice, stops his vehicle and proceeds to push the fallen animal over the canyon face, into the river below....   [tags: Traveling Through Dark] 791 words
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William Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark - Profound Meaning in William Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark The power of the poet is not only to convey an everyday scene into a literary portrait of words, but also to interweave this scene into an underlying theme. The only tool the poet has to wield is the word. Through a careful placement and selection of words, the poet can hopefully make his point clear, but not blatantly obvious. Common themes of poems are life, death, or the conflicting forces thereto. This theme could never possibly be overused because of the endless and limitless ways of portraying life or death through the use of different words....   [tags: Stafford Traveling Through the Dark Essays]
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Importance of Control in Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark - Importance of Control in Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark In William Stafford's "Traveling Through the Dark," the narrator encounters a dead deer on the edge of the road. He knows that the safe and proper course of action is to push the deer into the canyon, but when he finds that the doe was near giving birth before she died, he hesitates to kill the unborn fawn. Stafford's central idea in the poem revolves around the decision the narrator makes to sacrifice the deer in order to clear the road of obstacles, so that others who drive on the dark, narrow road won't have to swerve....   [tags: Traveling Through Dark] 725 words
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Traveling in the Amazon - Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION Traveling in the Amazon is the dream of millions of people from around the world, and the book you hold in your hands will help you accomplish the easier, happier and more affordable trip than you had taken in your life. Obviously, there are still many people when referring to the Amazons; they immediately relate it with nightmares and wild adventure full of adrenaline with piranhas, anacondas and other species unknown to us. However, modern advances on technology have brought the Amazons closer to you, and the days connecting the Amazons trips to horror movies were left behind....   [tags: Travel] 2372 words
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The Traveling in Hokkaido - The Traveling in Hokkaido A reason why I wanted to have this trip was to find myself. In the past, I tended to compete with others because I am a half of Japanese and Swiss. I could not accept this Identity which differs from any other boys and girls so that I tended to be against things and break things. Nevertheless, growing of my age changed me not to express myself in rebels but to train my body and soul. The only way I could admit my identity was to know who I am. Therefore, this traveling was the quest of my inner world....   [tags: Personal Narratives Japan Essays] 1154 words
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Traveling With Children - Traveling With Children About four years ago a friend of mine guided me into a couple of chat rooms. The subject of the rooms had to do with sports. It was very strange how the other members of the community knew when you logged in or logged out. Sometimes the members would see that you were there but not participating in the "conversation". They would try to bring you into the conversation or come right out and ask you what you were there for. The conversations can go quite quickly so I had a hard time keeping up sometimes....   [tags: Parenting Internet Papers]
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Being Prepared While Traveling - During the late 1700’s and on through the mid 1800’s, many people traveled west to help populate the new territories and states that were open for development. The journey that these many people took along the trail known as the Oregon Trail was a long and treacherous one. Traveling from Independence Missouri to the end of the Oregon Trail in Oregon was over 2000 miles and over many different mountain passes making it a long and dangerous journey. Through the many hardships the Oregon Trail travelers had to overcome proved that preparedness was extremely important then, and with today’s travelers....   [tags: Travel]
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Safety While Traveling Abroad - ... In 2003 Dr. Chakraborty became an associate professor of mechanical engineering at IIT Kharagpur, India. Dr. Chakraborty has written over a dozen articles for peer-reviewed journals on topics such as system fault detection isolation and nonlinear observations. DISCUSSION: Anyone who has traveled before September 11, 2001 will have noticed a tremendous change in travel safety procedures over the last decade since that date. In the summer of 1998 I went on my first international trip, it was a mission trip to Mexico and to get there we flew on an international flight into Mexico City, Mexico....   [tags: Public Safety]
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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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Are Americans Allergic to Traveling Abroad? - “Are Americans allergic to traveling abroad?” I asked Poonam, an immigrant from Nepal, who states that such a notion is “ridiculous”. Nepal has suffered lately due to a despotic ruler. The newspapers have recently reported that the king has cut off Nepal from the rest of the world by closing airports and shutting down communication. Poonam’s father owns a resort in Nepal, and his family has struggled to keep business open through these tough times. “How do you explain that only 15% of Americans have passports to travel abroad....   [tags: essays research papers] 539 words
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Traveling to Tokyo, Japan - Traveling to Tokyo, Japan I will be traveling to Tokyo, Japan for six months on a business trip. I will be traveling with five other members of my organization at Lucent Technologies to assist Lucent- Japan in their process of developing and implementing an Indirect Channel in their country. Since I will be living in Tokyo for six months, it is expected of me to research and learn as much as possible about the Japanese culture and the proper etiquette expected of me as a representative of Lucent Technologies, Inc....   [tags: Papers] 1025 words
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Comparing Traveling to Vacationing - Comparing Traveling to Vacationing A productive voyage can be described as something that has value well after the journey is completed. We can further comprehend the distinction between a productive and an unproductive voyage by isolating the contrasting characteristics between the two entities. Traveling is beautiful and rich; vacationing is dull and paltry. Traveling can be fun and beneficial by providing a person with an educational experience that will be remembered forever. Someone can learn about culture by going to different countries and observing customs....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 726 words
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Star Traveling To The Millennium - Now as we are rapidly approaching the Millenium many people are getting the blues. This seems absurd because this offers all of us a perfect chance to start again. NASA is embracing this chance to grow and expand their departments. The phrase, “Space, the final frontier,” expresses the world’s obsession with space travel, that started centuries before it even became popular 30 years ago in Gene Roddenberry’s TV series “Star Trek.” Science fiction has entertained our culture for years. Movies such as Star Wars and Planet of the Apes have helped fuel our desire to get off the planet earth, find new life forms, and conquer the stars....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Traveling Through the Dark - Traveling Through the Dark Stafford furtively conceals the profound meaning of his poem behind a story of the narrator, who stops alongside the road to care for a deer. The genius behind poem is better understood when the superficial meaning is expressed deeply. Driving down a narrow mountain road, "traveling through the dark," the narrator of the poem encounters a deer. The deer is actually "dead on the edge of the Wilson River road." The traveler decides to send the deer over the edge of the canyon, because "to swerve might make more dead." This line indicates that if he fails or "swerves" in his decision, the deer could cause an accident on the narrow road that might cost more lives....   [tags: Papers] 542 words
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The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares When a pair of jeans manages to work on four diffirent best friends and make each look uniquely special, that's when you know you're in possession of a truly remarkable article of clothing. The pants of, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Ann Brashares, is what makes the book complete. Even though this novel is a "girly" book; that's what makes the characters more relatable, the plot interesting in almost gossipy way, and the theme, which is the importance of friendship....   [tags: Ann Brashares] 975 words
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Traveling through the Dark - "Traveling Through the Dark" by William Stafford was published in 1962. This poem has no consistent line length; there is also no specific rhyme scheme. One characteristic I found in this poem is the similarity between some of the words. Some of the words have the same sounds such as lines five and seven: "By glow of the tail-light I stumbled back of the car.../she had stiffened already, almost cold" (Stafford 155), the words "car" and "cold" both have the C sound. I have found the same similarity between sounds in other lines also....   [tags: Poetry] 487 words
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Death of a Traveling Salesman - Death of a Traveling Salesman In the short story, “Death Of A Traveling Salesman,” R. J. Bowman is a successful salesman with the intention to get home after being sick and in the hospital. He faces many obstacles along the way. Even though R. J. Bowman knows that there is something missing in his life he has no desire to try and bring it into his life. He realizes he is only a salesman and that is all he will ever be. There are symbols in the story that show a shadow over Bowman’s life. Darkness is the most significant that occurs throughout the story, and light is also a significant part of the story....   [tags: Papers] 766 words
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My Traveling Adventure - My Traveling Adventure The wind hummed past my head, and I noticed off to my side that the sky was starting to clear and that the water surrounding me was becoming a brighter shade of blue. The features of my destination were quickly becoming more distinguishable with each second that passed. Only fifteen minutes before, the features coming into view had appeared as small white dots across the horizon. Looking at my small digital watch, I noticed that the time was 3:45 p.m., five minutes away from the island of Islesboro....   [tags: Travel Paysage Nature Essays] 910 words
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Traveling to Spain- Personal Narrative - Traveling to Spain- Personal Narrative Spain. A wonderful country with a different culture to any other in the world. With its wonderful scenery jumping out at you and its surprisingly unfamiliar ranges of spicy foods, this and the relaxation was why I wanted to go. But with all its exciting features I was barely able to relax at all. My journey started when I left the plane. The hot breeze immediately hit my soft pink skin and left me with a silent shiver up my spine. I looked around and the setting was beautiful, all I could see was lush green fields, and silent hills with the sun just rising over the top....   [tags: Papers] 569 words
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Traveling to the Egyptian Pyramids - Santiago dreamed of becoming a shepherd, to travel so he can see the entire world and learn from the people experience although his father wants him to become a priest. Santiago dreamed a strange dream so he went to a gypsy women to interpret his dream, he told her that he saw the same dream twice, he dreamed that he was in a field with his sheep, when a child appeared and began to play with the animals, he doesn’t like people to do that because the sheep are afraid from strange people, the child went on playing with his sheep for a while suddenly the child took his both hands and transported him to the Egyptian Pyramids, the child said to Santiago “ If you come here, you will find a hidden treasure” the child was about to show him the exact location, he woke up....   [tags: Egyptian Pyramids, travel, ] 1103 words
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Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford - Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford In his poem, "Traveling Through the Dark," William Stafford presents the reader with the difficulty of one man's choice. Immediately, the scene is set, with the driver, who is "traveling though the dark" (line 1) coming upon a recently killed deer. At first, his decision with what to do with the deer is easy; he knows he must push it off the edge for the safety of other motorists, but then, a closer examination of the deer reveals to the man new circumstances....   [tags: Papers William Stafford Through Dark Essays]
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Post-graduate Traveling Fellowship Recipient - Post-graduate Traveling Fellowship Recipient "With every step, you are met by the most bizarre and wonderful forms," she told me. I have never heard someone talk about nature in the way that my host mother in France did. She has not been able to return to what she calls "the jungles of Madagascar"-her birthplace-but images of wild and beautiful greenness have never left her mind. In Madagascar, there are two hundred thousand different species of living things; ninety-three percent of them are endemic to this island....   [tags: Environmental Ecology Teaching Essays] 1133 words
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Traveling West: Diary of Mary Graddy - August 20th, 1821 Today is a day of hope and of great anticipation. John, my husband, has told me we are to leave to California tomorrow. We are to leave our small, pitiful home here in Massachusetts and find many opportunities in the west. We have heard of many men who have traveled west and discovered gold. “Gold covers California like a blanket,” they have told John. Our farm here leaves no opportunities for our family. Our two sons and three daughters are growing older and we wish for them to be prosperous....   [tags: essays research papers] 1699 words
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Traveling Women Ministers - Pushing Gender Boundaries - Traveling Women Ministers - Pushing Gender Boundaries Quaker women led lives that were very different than those of their contemporaries. These women had the opportunity to act as vigorous participants in their faith, not being driven from the supposed domain of men. George Fox, considered to be the founder of the Society of Friends, saw the ministry as a holy calling instead of a trade—making it naturally open to all. (Trueblood 31). Many women, including Barbara Blaugdone, heeded their call to the Ministry....   [tags: British History]
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A Comparison Between ?Traveling through the dark? and ?A Noiseless, Pa - A Comparison Between “Traveling through the dark” and “A Noiseless, Patient Spider” William Stafford’s "Traveling through the dark" is beautifully written poem that expresses one of life’s most challenging aspects. It is the story of a man’s solitary struggle to deal with a tragic event that he encounters. Driving down a narrow mountain road, “Traveling through the dark,” the narrator of the poem encounters a deer. This line might fool the reader into believing the poem has a happy theme however, the first word of the second line reverses this belief....   [tags: essays research papers] 1142 words
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Gothic Elements in A Curtain of Green and Death of a Traveling Salesman - Gothic Elements in A Curtain of Green and Death of a Traveling Salesman In fiction, Gothicism is defined as a style that emphasizes the grotesque, mysterious, and desolate. Eudora Welty makes frequent use of the grotesque in her work, often pairing it with elements of mystery, as in "Keela, The Outcast Indian Maiden." However, she usually deals with desolation as a separate element, as in "Death of A Traveling Salesman," in which the focus is placed on the lonely, fruitless existence of R.J....   [tags: Curtain of Green Essays] 680 words
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Saving Lives in "Traveling through the Dark" by William Stafford - Saving Lives The most wonderful thing in the world is being able to save the life of another. Some people have this chance and some people do not. The people that have not had the chance might have never been in a situation to save a person's or thing's life. Some people might have been in a situation to have saved someone or something and not chosen to act on it. The situation can be unnoticeable and you would have to think about it and observe the details. The poem "Traveling through the Dark" by William Stafford is about making the right decisions and saving lives....   [tags: Poetry] 528 words
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Traveling Experiences in Gulliver’s Travels vs. Oronooko - Traveling Experiences While reading both stories of travel and misfortune for these characters several points came to my mind, wondering if other readers might have thought as well as me. Aphra Behn in Oronooko presents the reader with a story of disgrace, but at the same time full of love. She also lets the reader see a little farther because she gives a lot of description on the characters and the places trying to place the reader in the correct mood and spot as she wanted....   [tags: Jonathan Swift Aphra Behn]
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Cultural Differences for a British Tourist Traveling to an Islamic Country - Cultural Differences for a British Tourist Traveling to an Islamic Country Dubai is becoming a popular destination for tourists. It is the second largest Emirate in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is the United Arab Emirates, tourism capital. Dubai's economy is largely based on trade, manufacturing and tourism and only 20% of the city's revenue comes from the sale of oil. It is a very safe city with a low crime rate. There are stiff penalties for crime. Drug smuggling and rape are punishable by death....   [tags: Papers] 801 words
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Traveling to Bosnia - I will always remember that bright sunny morning of May 20th, 2009. That day the time was passing so quickly, and when the clock hit 4.00pm, it was time for me to leave. If only I knew that I took my own destiny in my hands that minute when I left to the airport I would have done it differently. I always thought whatever we do, wherever life takes us, it is written somewhere, and should happen, one way or another. Neither me, nor anyone else could change that. However my beliefs started fading this summer....   [tags: travel, ] 855 words
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The Role of Travel - ... The quote alludes to the idea that the “Caribes”, who are seen as brave in the eyes of the other people in the Americas, are worthy of merely good slaves, which is degrading. Christopher Columbus’ letters about his travels of exploration lead people to believe that the Americas were the gateway to success. He letters focused on using narratives and stereotypes to encourage his benefactors into sponsoring him. However in the end, Columbus’ travels of exploration were negative because he failed to tell the true stories behind the nations and cultures in the Americas....   [tags: Traveling Sociology]
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The Role a Female Traveling Minister Played in Spreading Quaker Beliefs - The Role a Female Traveling Minister Played in Spreading Quaker Beliefs One important aspect of Quaker life to understand before reading An Account of the Travels, Sufferings and Persecutions of Barbara Blaugdone, is the use of traveling ministers to spread the Quaker religion around the world. The Society of Friends, given the popular name “Quakers”, originated in England in the seventeenth century and quickly spread to the English colonies, and later to Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Turkey, and America (Sharpless 393)....   [tags: American History Religion]
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Traveling to the Trevi Fountain - Many places have something different and unique about them. Every place you visit you remember something that stood out against everything else. There is always a smell that can be associated with a particular place. The things a person hears can be different but sometimes they can seem familiar to a person. The food that is tasted can be a unique experience to a person. So, therefore I will now go in to detail about an experience in Italy. The Trevi Fountain is an extraordinary site to see. The fountain is built in marble coming out of the side of a building....   [tags: travel, ] 597 words
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Travelling the World - ... Overall, because trains had been improved by industrialization, they were able to connect more cities together to make travelling faster and more efficient. A similar example of industrialization and transportation that appeared in the novel was boats. The “Mongolia,” one of the main boats the party used, was supposedly one of the fastest steamers in the world at the time, and indeed proved to be by completing its journey two days ahead of schedule (31). Steamboats, made possible by the invention of the steam engine, were one example of the industrial improvements made to boats....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jules Verne] 1789 words
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FlagLive - FlagLive It's a romantically beautiful summer evening in northern California, the heat of the day having passed, the sky and earth echoing brilliant colors against each other as if making love. I'm alone, riding my bicycle through a redwood forest on my way to a campsite, where my riding buddy and I had agreed to meet. Towering above like giant sentinels, the trees feel alive, welcoming, as if the spirits of the forest are ceremoniously receiving home a prodigal son. I roll into camp, and Fred (my traveling companion) is already there....   [tags: Personal Narrative Traveling Essays] 1222 words
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Researching and Planning a Trip to Europe - Why packaged tour travel may not give you the best deal for your money . Traveling through Europe was always one of those seemingly unreachable dreams lying far off in my imagination. The desire built up since my first longings to see London, the home of all my favorite rock bands, through all of my Spanish classes and tales of bullfights and flamenco dancers. This dream ebbed in and out of my educational plans until my junior year of college when I saw posters scattered around my university's billboards for an all-inclusive, 17-day excursion along the Mediterranean....   [tags: Traveling Tourism Essays] 1935 words
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Leaving My Home - Leaving My Home We finally found gate C-4 after what seemed like an interminably long time. I rejoiced to see the rows of plush cushioned chairs. My aching legs were also thankful after wandering the long cramped halls of O'Hare's bustling airport. Although the halls exuded spaciousness, the throngs of impatient people thwarted any chance for a leisurely stroll. However, I could not concentrate on this scene of busy travelers and cramped corridors. For the airport and my trip to Argentina seemed surreal to me as I dreamed of my dog Max and my bedroom and how long it would be until I saw them again....   [tags: Personal Narrative Traveling Essays] 1039 words
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Red Lodge, Montana - Red Lodge, Montana It is an American tradition to travel about the country on vacations spanning from a few days to a few months. A few examples of popular locations traveled by millions of tourists each year include major cities, national monuments, ski resorts, theme parks, and national parks. These popular travel destinations are constantly flourishing with new and returning visitors looking to take a break and relax. In particular, the tourists traveling to national monuments, ski resorts, and national parks are most likely to encounter tourist towns....   [tags: Tourism Traveling Vacation Essays]
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William Stafford Vs Walt Whitman - Comparing Two Poets William Stafford's "Traveling Through the Dark" is beautifully written poem that expresses one of life's most challenging aspects. It is the story of a man's solitary struggle to deal with a tragic event that he encounters. Driving down a narrow mountain road, "Traveling Through the Dark," the narrator of the poem encounters a deer. This line might fool the reader into believing the poem has a happy theme; after all, a deer is a beautiful creature that most people associate with nature or freedom....   [tags: Traveling Dark Noiseless Spider Poem Comparison] 1338 words
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Rucksack Rendezvous - Rucksack Rendezvous Introduction "Deep in the jungle where the mighty tiger lie, Bill and his elephants were taken by surprise." -The Beatles For many people this is the image that is conjured up when one speaks of third world travel and many times it is this way because of lack of knowledge or lack of resources about the country in question. It is also possible that the person may not have had the chance to study the country and therefore does not clearly understand what goes on there....   [tags: Traveling Travel World Vacation Essays]
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Hawaii - Hawaii I stepped out of the flight gate at the Honolulu airport, and into another world. This world was strange, yet somehow familiar. There was the Starbucks, and the frazzled travelers, but to my left were huge open-air panorama windows. These did not look out onto grey pavement, and unruly Colorado skies, but into a lush forest of palm trees and tropical scents. The moisture of the air clung to my cheeks, and made my already thick hair seem much thicker. But the awe slipped away, as I struggled to find the baggage claim....   [tags: Personal Narrative Traveling Vacation Essays] 1581 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education As people we all have experiences that are unique to only ourselves and it can be argued that it is through these experiences that we mold individual personalities. Not all of these experiences can be positive or enjoyable ones. Sometimes the hardest of all experiences are the ones in which we take memories and tools that make ourselves stronger people. Thankfully the experience that I am going to depict that had specific value to me was both enjoyable and positive in how it shaped my future....   [tags: Education Traveling Personal Narratives Essays] 965 words
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A Commentary on the Travel Writing of Pierre Jean Grosley and Ramond de Carbonnières - A Commentary on the Travel Writing of Pierre Jean Grosley and Ramond de Carbonnières Each summer, for the past five years, I have traveled to Savary Island, B.C. to "repose my wearied spirit" on the mountains, the ocean, and especially on the absence of civilization and the regular amenities thereof. The island is divided: the western half submits to residents who wish for large homes and tennis courts while the eastern half (Indian Point) supports those who want to escape from those very things....   [tags: Traveling Literature Essays Papers Analysis]
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Travelling Around the World - ... A similar example of industrialization and transportation that appears in the novel was boats. The “Mongolia,” one of the main boats the party used, was supposed to be one of the fastest steamers in the world at the time, and indeed proved to be by completing its journey two days ahead of schedule (31). Steamboats, made possible by the invention of the steam engine, were one example of the improvements made to boats because of industrialization. They were now able to hold more people, travel faster and for longer distances....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jules Verne] 1844 words
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Traveling Around the Fashion Trends of Women: 20th - 21st Century - ... This generation, imitated the concepts of the clothing trends of women in the workforce. Today, this kind of garment is a formal attire of women. In 1960, ragged jeans became a clothing trend of women. As a result, this attire inspired both women and men to wear this clothing, so this became a unisexual trend. The boyish figure of the 20th century influenced women to replace corsets to bra, stretch bra, and girdles with suspenders. As a result, fashion designers incorporate these concepts to their designs....   [tags: Fashion ]
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Information Relevancy for Online Consumer Decision-making - ... Once the consumer decides to continue to input his or her needs for certain product, the search continues to the next level where the consumer will be confronted with options of choices. At this level, the information the consumer needs may vary from his or her homepage visit as obviously the consumer is engaged in one or a set of different decisions to make different from that of the homepage visit. This leads to the importance of understanding consumer information needs in relation to their decision making....   [tags: The Internet, Traveling] 1576 words
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Tourism - ... Guests are the judges of service quality (Parasuraman et al, 1994). Their expectations of service greatly affect their resulting level of satisfaction. It is very easier to please guests with lower expectations than those with higher. as a result, an understanding of guests’ expectation is critical (Kandampully et al, 2001). Lewison (1997) divided service expectations in three levels: essential, expected, and optional. “Essential services are those which are essence of the service business. These services are those which are the essence of the service business....   [tags: Traveling, Service Qualities] 1289 words
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Disney World: A Family Vacation - Disney World: A Family Vacation Everyone who has ever been to Disney World thinks it’s going to be the vacation of a lifetime but when we went it was the vacation from Hell. My dad is one of those people that Murphy’s Law applies to. That is, if anything is going to go wrong then it is going to go wrong for my dad. My family started on this trip with great expectations. It was going to be our first trip to Disney World and we were all very excited. Everything seemed to be going smoothly that morning....   [tags: Personal Narrative Traveling Essays] 1258 words
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Cultural Displacement - Cultural Displacement I sidestepped the bald man next to me who was ordering what looked like duck feet, in rapid Malaysian. Looking down at my green plastic tray, like those often found in high school lunch rooms, I saw the square banana leaf piled high with plain white rice looking back. The thought of “foods” like fish eyes, stuffed animal intestine, or any kind of pickled hoof on my rice made my gag reflexes kick into high gear. I paid for my abysmal lunch, a measly dollar fifty US, smiled at the man at the register, and walked to a nearby table....   [tags: Personal Narrative Traveling Essays] 2859 words
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Confessions of a Second-Rate Mind - Confessions of a Second-Rate Mind Recently, I found myself drawn to Woody Allen’s essay, “Random Reflections of a Second-Rate Mind.” I liked the title; I can relate to random thoughts, but I hated the idea of relating to Allen himself. I dislike him on a personal level. I have trouble condoning the behavior of a grown man who refuses to ignore his animalistic urges and sleeps with his teenage step-child. But perhaps Allen had some clue as to what he was doing considering that the latest Hollywood tabloid reports that he and his step-daughter/wife have just had a child together, and are doing well....   [tags: Personal Narratives Traveling Essays] 1495 words
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The Romance of Travel - The Romance of Travel Romance, as it confirms human agency with regards to understanding the world and organizing one's existence, is an enabling genre. Northrop Frye identifies "romance" in its questing, adventurous, persistently nostalgic, and "perennially child-like quality" as the "nearest of all literary forms to the wish-fulfillment dream" (186). Arguably, many of the texts that we have examined over the course of the term can be understood as (more or less) participating in the affirmative conventions of romance in the ways that they show men and woman turning travel into a journey....   [tags: Manfred Byron Essays Papers Traveling]
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The Perfect European Vacation - ... With the thousands of notable destinations throughout the 50 European countries, Listphobia gives a list of the top nine attractions. First would be the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Standing over 984 feet tall, it is a sight that cannot be missed (Eiffel Tower). Also is Paris, France is the Cathedral Notre-Dame (Listphobia). With construction beginning in 1160 and taking almost 200 years to complete, its unique and intricate architecture makes it “one of the most famous cathedrals in the world,” and therefore a necessary destination on the perfect European vacation (Beare 339)....   [tags: informative essay]
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