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Britney Spears - A Woman I Admire - There are many women that have an impact on my life; however, the question is how many of them do I look up to. Of course the most obvious person is my very own mother, but that made me think who else deserves to join this circle of reverence. Some names entered my mind, but do I really admire them. It is clear that women that enter my daily life like Oprah Winfrey have an impression on me, but impact and admiration do not always go hand in hand. Then I realized who I really admire: Britney Spears....   [tags: essays research papers] 525 words
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Why I admire Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin completed many accomplishments from childhood to adulthood. When he was just 22 he established his first printing business with a partner, Hugh Meredith. Benjamin soon bought out Hugh Meredith's share. In 1732, when Franklin was only 26 he published the first edition of 'Poor Richards Almanack,' the book shows evidence that it was successful for 25 years. 'Poor Richards Almanack' allowed Franklin to retire from business a rich man in 1748. In 1741 Benjamin Franklin invented the Franklin Stove....   [tags: Leaders American History] 704 words
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The Person I Admire Most, and Why - The Person I Admire Most, and Why Throughout grade school, I was an average student in academic subjects, partly because I was embarrassed about my accent. Things were even worse in P.E. I always tried to hide when my classmates picked teams for sports because I felt so awkward. When we played baseball or kickball, I always seemed to stumble in front of my classmates. Because I believed I was horrible at physical activities, without really even trying, I had no confidence and felt embarrassed about performing in front of others....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 666 words
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Humorous Wedding Speech – Reasons I Admire the Groom - Humorous Wedding Speech – Reasons I Admire the Groom Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen - I’m not an experienced public speaker, so I find it easier just to read the speech word for word. In fact, I’ve practiced it almost daily for about a week and a half now, so that I know it very well. It’s a tip that I read in a book about public speaking. I’ve also been drinking profusely to help calm my pre-speech nerves. I made that tip up myself. Laughter Yes, I am a little nervous about being the best man....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 593 words
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Women in Sport: “Sacrificing the womanly attributes we admire” - Women in Sport: “Sacrificing the womanly attributes we admire” Do I sacrifice my ‘womanly attributes’ by making the choice to ski down a mountain with a 3000+ vertical drop, while traveling at 50-60 mph. Does my choice to do squats and engage in strength training, or my desire to do 300 sit-ups each night in order to achieve a six-pack, make me less of a woman. Is it odd that I do not enjoy displaying polite, ladylike behavior during every second of my existence. I do not think so. Society today would not exactly agree either, yet society today is far different from the early 1920’s....   [tags: Essays] 1337 words
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What do you admire and criticise about Odysseus behaviour as a hero? - “What do you admire, and what do you find to criticise, in Odysseus’ behaviour as a hero?” What I admire about Odysseus’ behaviour as a hero is his confidence. Rather than being self-doubting of his abilities he is proud of them. We see this in Book 9 when he deals with the Cyclops Polyphemus. Firstly, he tells the Cyclops his name is ‘Nobody’. This idea helps him to escape at the end when Polyphemus screams “O my friends, it’s Nobody’s treachery, not violence that is doing me to death”, and the other Cyclopes believe that nobody is hurting him....   [tags: essays research papers] 829 words
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What do you find to admire in the poetry of Christina Rossetti? - What do you find to admire in the poetry of Christina Rossetti. Christina Rossetti was born on the 5th December 1830 and died in 1894. She was an English poet and a devout High Anglican, from an Anglo - Italian background. She also was the sister of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who was a famous artist. Christina Rossetti could be described as one of the 19th Century's 'great odd women.' Even though she did have a variety of poems, no one has said she was a 'great' poet; however, the reason why we are so interested in her is because she was writing poetry in Victorian England and middle - class women were not seen to have any power....   [tags: English Literature] 714 words
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The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Ballad of Mulan, and the Film Saving Private Ryan: Humanity will Always Need a Hero to Respect and Admire - Essay Response: Heroes are goals for our own aspirations. Humanity is assembled around the necessity for role models and the transference down of information, this is how we learn. A hero is defined as someone with admirable traits or people who, in the face of danger or from a position of weakness, display courage or the will for self-sacrifice, whether it be moral in a literal or figurative approach. These notions of heroism are portrayed directly through the collection of relating texts, ‘The Epic of Gilgamesh,’ and ‘The Ballad of Mulan,’ and the film ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ A hero can be anyone....   [tags: heroism] 3030 words
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Three Admirable Souls - Three Admirable Souls There are different people that have certain qualities that make us admire them. Some people have their own admirable souls. The three nationally known figures that I admire and respect are Jackie Robinson, Billy Graham, and Condolezza Rice, due to all of their recognizable tributes that they have given not only to their families but to everyone around the world. The first person I admire and respect is Jackie Robinson there are many reasons for my admiration for Mr....   [tags: essays research papers] 719 words
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Martin Luther King and His Fight Against Racism - Martin Luther King and His Fight Against Racism The person whom I respect who fought for what he believed is a person whom we celebrate every year, on the third Monday in January. He was an American Clergyman and Nobel Prize Winner, one of the principal leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement and a prominent advocate of non-violent protest. That is right, it is Martin Luther King Jr. The reason I admire this man so much is for everything he has done for this country, in the way of racism....   [tags: Character Analysis, Social Isssues, Legal Issues] 321 words
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A Memorable Experience In Photography - A Memorable Experience in Photography To experience photography, one must have a certain style of photographs to really appreciate or admire. Photographs are picturesque images and views that really catch the interest of the photographer. For me to experience and admire photography, it took me only one photographer to really appreciate the power it has his name is Robert Capa. Robert grew up in Hungary he experienced the political unrest and turmoil. He lived under the oppression of Horthy and knew the kind of anarchy that constitutes war(Images of War 8)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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My Family, My Little Brother, My Hero - Ever thought about what a hero stands for or who heroes are. I have. I was challenged a week ago to come up with my hero for an English paper. After countless, antagonizing hours pondering the true meaning of this topic, I know what the word hero stands for. A hero is a person you look up to, someone who is honorable, benevolent, and hardworking. This person will battle evil everyday. This evil may be causing the world to end, or just the world as he knows it. I know a person who personifies all of these characteristics, thus making him my hero....   [tags: hero essay, essay about family] 578 words
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The Middle Ages Were Full of Robust, Vibrant and Creative People, as Seen in "The Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer - The Middle Ages were often referred to as the Dark Ages, but were they really dark. The narrative poem, The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer shows that the Middles Ages were really a vibrant, creative, and robust time. This poem tells about people in the Middle Ages from different classes that join together on a common mission, going on a pilgrimage. The Canterbury Tales shows that people then and people now are not all that different. Chaucer writes about the pilgrims’ personalities and their place in the social classes....   [tags: Middle Ages, history, Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey C] 612 words
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Anna Karenina - The Complex Character of Constantine Dmitrich Levin - Anna Karenina - The Complex Character of Constantine Dmitrich Levin In the novel Anna Karenina, written by Leo Tolstoy, both major and minor characters played important roles through out the story. One protagonist, Constantine Dmitrich Levin, caught my interest as being a compassionate, moral character. Constantine Dmitrich Levin is a complex character whose direct and indirect characterization emphasizes a search for balance. Constantine Dmitrich Levin, often called Levin or Constantine, later Kostya by Kitty, is a farmer in eighteenth century Russia....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays] 857 words
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The Chocolate War - The Chocolate War Many people often meet different characters in literature and in life that they admire or despise. They conclude if those characters are good or evil and at the same time they reflect on the choices and responsibilities that those characters have. From The Chocolate War I admire Roland Goubert or The Goober based on his actions. I despise Archie Costello (The Assigner of The Vigils) because of the choices that he made and also because of his actions. I admire Roland Goubert (The Goober) the most of all the characters within this book because he is honest, loving, and a loyal friend to Jerry....   [tags: Essays Papers] 881 words
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Essay - INTRODUCTION- Sally Dingo the author of Ernie Dingo the King of the Kids, positions us as we read through the book for us to feel almost we had known him all through his life, and that we are like mates toward him. we may feel sympathy for one of their beloved family member dies or admiration for Ernie’s sporting talents in basketball, he was usually called ‘show pony’. SADNESS- Many people that Ullie, Bessie and Ernie loved passed away in the story. Many of them were close family relatives; friends and people help them out....   [tags: essays research papers] 980 words
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Our Town - In the play “Our Town”, by Thornton Wilder, a character by the name of Simon Stimson makes a very insightful statement about people and their lives. Simon is dead and buried, as well as several of the play’s other characters, when a newly-dead young woman named Emily joins their ranks and begins to realize the triviality and ignorance of her existence, as well as that of every living person. The dead are discussing this insignificance and unawareness of the living when Simon comments with disgust on how much living persons waste their life, asserting, “To spend and waste time as though you had a million years.” In this statement, Simon is referring to the degree of which people take their lives for granted....   [tags: essays research papers] 778 words
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Although it is clearly a product of its time, The Speckled Band holds - Although it is clearly a product of its time, The Speckled Band holds the interest of a modern audience and s a fine example. “Although it is clearly a product of its time, The Speckled Band holds the interest of a modern audience and s a fine example of the detective story genre.” Do you agree with this comment on Conan Doyle’s story. The Speckled Band has a Victorian context and in the Victorian times stories had different aspects, which they found appealing, but as a modern audience we are attracted to other aspects of stories....   [tags: English Literature] 1429 words
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Leslie - Throughout my life I have encountered many people worthy of admiration. My mom and dad have taught me to look up to people who work hard at life. People who choose to be kind to others make the world a better place. The person I value the most acquires these traits. She is the mother of my best friend and is very close to my family. Leslie Harris is a kind, charismatic person, and I have grown to truly admire her. Leslie’s kindness and concern for others are very admirable. First, she is a kind and happy person....   [tags: People] 711 words
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Essay - Bridge Between Worlds in Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse - To the Lighthouse - Bridge Between Worlds Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse illustrates a bridge between the worlds of the Victorian mother and the modern, potentially independent woman. The Victorian woman was to be absorbed, as Mrs. Ramsay is, by the task of being mother and wife. Her reason for existing was to complete the man, rather than to exist in her own right. Mrs. Ramsay certainly sees this role for herself and is disturbed when she feels, momentarily, that she is better than her husband because he needs her support to feel good about himself and the life choices he has made....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays] 461 words
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Personal Narrative - My Dad - Above All the Rest: My Dad   The man above all the rest, because of his influence on my life, is my dad. He is so special to me that it's hard to put it in words. My dad is the one who had me knowing in my heart by 7th grade, maybe even sooner, that I wanted to teach someday and that I wanted to coach. My dad was a 5th and 6th grade teacher for 23 years. During these years he coached track, softball, volleyball, and my favorite sport, basketball. I think I probably had a basketball in my hands when I was born....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile] 726 words
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Dear Mom - Dear Mom, You're probably thinking, What is this. I've been in college for four years, and I've never written you a letter. I've sent you a couple of emails that you never checked. Mostly I call, say hello, and hang up. That way you have to call me back, and my phone bill stays small. I'm writing because I have something I need to tell you, but I feel silly saying it. Also, I can be more organized this way. You know how we engineers like everything in its place. Anyway, I need to tell you this because of something tacked on my wall....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1657 words
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Urging Educators to Accept the Internet as a Valuable Research Tool for Students - Urging Educators to Accept the Internet as a Valuable Research Tool for Students On the evolutionary scale of importance, minnows occupy a seemingly menial state: they are small, they are unimposing, they are relatively slow, and they are inept. In the face of danger from larger and more physically dominant fish, minnows flee. When a fisherman’s net scoops them from their environment, they are defenseless. Even as the fisherman grasps a minnow’s meek body, and plunges a hook into its back, the best a minnow can do is stare vacantly....   [tags: Teaching Education]
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Albert Einstein - What I find most admirable about Albert Einstein is the way he thought up his theories and had the ability to conduct experiments on them. By doing this, he answered many questions of the scientific realm of the world. Some of the traits I admire are: 1. A trait I admire is his curiosity because he always wanted to find out how things worked. When he was five years old his father gave him a compass. It was a mystery to him. He wanted to know why the arrow always pointed north. His father explained magnetism to him, but that explanation didn't make the invisible power less mysterious....   [tags: essays research papers] 863 words
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My favourite and least favourite characters from The Canterbury Tales - My favourite and least favourite characters from The Canterbury Tales My favourite character from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is the Reeve. The Reeve comes across as a 'shady' or 'dark' character who's intentions are not fully recognised even when his prologue is finished. We don't get too much about his background but a lot on his appearance and the way he works. We already know that he is the farm bailiff. His appearance already gave a gripping edge to his personality, "His berd was shave as ny as ever he kan; "His beard was shaved as close as could His heer was by his eris ful round shorn; His hair was cut round his ears His top was dokked lyk a preest biforn....   [tags: English Literature] 1279 words
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Translations depicts the cultural take over of Ireland by the British - Translations depicts the cultural take over of Ireland by the British Empire, yet it cannot be said to be simply pro-Irish.’ Consider this comment. English Literature Coursework- ‘Translations depicts the cultural take over of Ireland by the British Empire, yet it cannot be said to be simply pro-Irish.’ Consider this comment on the play. The Cultural take over of Ireland by the British Empire is a central issue in Translations. Friel examines this issue by describing the effects that certain changes have on individual characters; Irish and English....   [tags: English Literature] 1112 words
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An Analysis of the Psychology of Madonna - In deciding on a subject for this paper I considered many options. What I was looking for was, not only, someone who I admire, but also someone with a very strong and interesting personality. My choice, therefore, became Madonna. Why. I chose Madonna because she is a strong, hard-working and ambitious woman. She has also caused a lot of controversy with many of her choices over the years of her career and this makes for an interesting mix of personality traits to analyze. Many of the things I admire in Madonna are things that I strive to be and do myself....   [tags: Psychology] 1629 words
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Psychological Themes in "Dead Poets Society" - In the movie Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams's character as Mr. Keating the English teacher is a hero. "Carpe Diem, lads. Seize the day. Make your lives drastically. Keating's viewpoints and thoughts on life stayed the same throughout the movie no matter what conflict was occurring. The students that Keating taught were the ones who changed. They became more independent in their thinking and discovered what they wanted out of life. The change in these students is what caused the main conflict of the movie....   [tags: Film] 542 words
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Power of the Word, How Jack's Speech Affects the Plot of "Passing" - Power of the word The term passing is mostly shorthand for a racial passing which means people of one race passing for another. Nella Larsen's Passing is the story about two light-skinned women, who both have African blood. Clare Kendry is one of them who chooses and succeeds at passing and Irene Redfield is one who doesn't. They drive into each other twelve years later in a restaurant and Clare invites Irene to the tea party. The tea party which appears in the beginning of the story plays an important role to throughout of the story because Jack Bellew enters the story at that moment....   [tags: American Literature] 1098 words
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Eddie Carbone as a Tragic Hero - Eddie Carbone as a Tragic Hero Before I decide on whether Eddie Carbone is a tragic hero, we must define what the word 'tragic' and 'hero' actually mean. 'Tragic'- A tragedy is a type of drama. A tragedy traces the fall of the central figure, the 'hero', as he grapples with his destiny. Historically, tragedy started in Ancient Greece. Greek tragedies usually formed on a very important and powerful figure (a king or a prince perhaps) who makes an error or judgement or who has a hamartia (fatal flaw) that leads to his tragic downfall....   [tags: A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller] 959 words
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Beowulf Not a Modern Day Hero - Beowulf is a character that possesses all the qualities of an Anglo-Saxon hero. He is strong, fearless, brave, courageous, and arrogant. But are these qualities enough to consider him a hero. In my opinion a hero not only needs to be physically outstanding, but he also needs to have integrity, moral values and needs to act without thinking in his own benefit. Beowulf has many characteristics of a hero but he also has some defects that make me think that he wouldn’t be considered a hero in today´s world....   [tags: Anglo Saxon Literature] 986 words
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Princess Diana - Princess Diana Throughout her life all eyes were always on Princess Diana. Millions came to identify with her and, when she died, they felt as though they have lost a best friend. Princess Di was known across the world as “The People’s Princess” and “The Queen of Our Hearts”. She was one of the most admired and relatable princesses to society....   [tags: Princess Diana] 947 words
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My Grandpa: Friend and Hero - Defined in the dictionary, grandfather means the father of a person's own father or mother. I believe it is much more than that. My grandpa is a friend and a hero. As I wrote this essay, I discovered what people meant when they said “You are just like your grandfather.” I will take that as the best compliment I will ever receive. If I could be like anyone in the world, it would be Robert Vhin; my hero, my friend, my grandpa. Sitting in his rocking chair with his white hair brushed up to the front in a sort of Elvis like style, I admire this man....   [tags: Friendship Essay, Personal Narrative] 1079 words
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Butchart Garden in Victoria, Canada: A Place to Fall in Love With Nature - Everywhere we look, we are encircled by nature and its wonders. Nature comes in many different ways. It depends on us how we view nature. Everyone has their own opinion and reaction to nature. When we hear nature the first thing that comes to our mind is trees, flowers, mountains, waterfalls and many others. Flowers have their own significance which lightens up life. We all admire flowers and love their natural scent and colors. They make any occasion colorful. I went to Butchart Garden in Victoria, Canada and this is where I fell in love with nature....   [tags: Personal Experiene] 1354 words
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Portrayal of Women in Homer's Odyssey - The Portrayal of Women in Homer's Odyssey In the first section of Odyssey, mortal women are presented to us as controlled by the stereotypes and expectations of the culture of the day, and it is only within that context that we can consider the examples Homer provides of women to be admired or despised. He provides us with clear contrasts, between Penelope and Eurycleia on the one hand, and Helen and Clytemnaestra on the other. In Penelope’s case, it is made clear that her freedom of action is strictly controlled....   [tags: Homer Odyssey womody] 704 words
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Coming of Age in Hemingway's Indian Camp and Joyce's Araby - Coming of Age in Hemingway's Indian Camp and Joyce's Araby In reading Hemingway's "Indian Camp" and Joyce's "Araby", about 2 young boy's not so ceremonial passage to life's coming of age. The protagonist Nick in "Indian Camp" witnessed in one night the joy of going on a journey to an unknown destination with his father and uncle Charlie. Later, Nick receives an expedited course in life and death. Joyce's "Araby" protagonist whis friends with Mangan but has a secret desirable infatuation with his sister....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 618 words
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Laws of Life - Laws of Life "Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it."(Anais Nin). This means that every person one comes in contact with has an influence on his life. One should never forget the people who go out of their way to be nice to them. Influences others have on my life are the most important details of my life. There have been many influences on my life, three of which stand out the most, my laws of life. One influence on my life is people. Miss Haferman is a person who has had a very great influence on my life....   [tags: essays papers] 578 words
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My Friend - Question: Many students expand their view of the world during their time in college. Such growth often results from encounters between students who have lived different cultural, economic, or academic experiences. With your future growth in mind, describe a potential classmate that you believe you could learn from either within or outside a formal classroom environment.      It is hard to think about specific qualities of someone whom I could learn from without examining my own background and surroundings....   [tags: describe a potential classmate] 600 words
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Singapore by author Mary Oliver - Singapore by author Mary Oliver Let me begin this paper by introducing you to two people who live among many others in this world. One is an Electrical Engineer and the other is a labourer . According to the world , there is alot of difference in these both . A lot of things vary among them. One is highly educated and the other is not. One works in an Air conditioned office where as the other works in burning sun. The engineer earns in hundreds of thousands where as the labourer earns in hundreds....   [tags: essays research papers] 618 words
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Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin Who was he. In reading the Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography one can see the true character of a great man. But some may argue that this man, deep down inside, was not so great. Through out his book he touches on many aspects of his life. He lets the readers have a glimpse at what he was thinking and why he did things the way he did. Some critics do not agree that Franklin was such a noble man. They thought he might not have been telling his whole story, and that he was hiding a lot he had to offer....   [tags: essays papers] 567 words
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To His Coy Mistress - by Andrew Marvel - To his coy mistress by Andrew Marvel - review. 'To his coy mistress' was written by Andrew Marvel, his exceeding love for his lover, but with closer analysis it is more intimate and is more persuasive. The poem is persuading his mistress to have sex with him, and have children however; it sounds more like he wants the pleasure, not the children. It was written in the 1600s. The poem can be split into 3 stanzas; the first stanza is romantic and flattering, but also persuasive. The implication of the first stanza she is playing hard to get or shy, and the shyness wouldn't matter if they had more time....   [tags: English Literature:] 629 words
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The Arts and Expression of Religious Ideas - The Arts and Expression of Religious Ideas I believe that arts are the best way to express religious ideas. I have several reasons for thinking this. Firstly, art may be the only way for some people to express their faith. For example illiterate people would be able to paint a picture of those they admire, as a way to connect and pay tribute to their faith. I also believe that many pieces of artwork can make people feel awe and wonder. For example 'Rublev's Trinity' is a beautiful piece of artwork, which many people have admired, especially in those days when such colours (used in the painting) were a rarity....   [tags: Papers] 534 words
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King Sejong the Great - King Sejong the Great King Sejong, the fourth King of the Choson Dynasty from 1418 to 1450, is regarded by most Koreans as one of the greatest figures in their country's history. Along with his strong love and enthusiasm for the nation, he enforced many significant reforms, laying the foundation for the Confucian state dynasty that was to rule for more than 500 years. One of the King's ruling feature which I admire the most is his passion for education. He believed that everyone had a right to learn, which is the ultimate way for improving the nation to the greater extent....   [tags: Papers] 508 words
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What is a Hero? - What is a Hero. There are many types of heroes (such as the ones in comic books, myths, movies, or even just everyday life heroes) but all of them have perseverance when they’re going through a conflict. Heroes are role models and they’re people that we look up too. They all have unique and special qualities that make one another different from each other. For example policemen battle crime everyday and when they’re overcoming a conflict they have determination, courage and other traits that people admire them for and that make them as a hero....   [tags: definition, informative, expository] 524 words
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