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Descriptive Essay - The Pier - Naples, not the most exciting place on the planet. No, people have seemed to conclude that Naples, FL is the place to go for a nice, relaxing retirement. And I have to agree, they are right. Naples is a place filled with tee times on golf courses, lunches at country clubs, longs walks along the beach and a casual stroll on the downtown sidewalks, sipping on a frappacino, all accompanied by sunny, cloudless days. So, what is a teenager to do. Despite the “elderly-friendly” appeal, Naples has proved to be somewhat teen-friendly....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 379 words
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Descriptive Analysis of Team Teaching in Two Elementary Classrooms - In the article, "Descriptive Analysis of Team Teaching in Two Elementary Classrooms: A Formative Experimental Approach," Marshall Welch discussed the results of conducting formative and summative evaluations in two classrooms that were being team taught by a regular and a special education teacher. Welch (2000) characterizes team teaching as "taking turns in leading a discussion or having the two teachers play roles in a demonstration." The assessments included the results of student performance in reading and spelling as well as teaching procedures and overall teacher satisfaction....   [tags: Teaching, Education] 328 words
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Description of a Standard Nail Clipper - Description of a Standard Nail Clipper The standard nail clipper is a portable tool used for trimming fingernails and toenails. It can also be used for filing your nails and removing the dirt from behind your nails. The nail clipper has two main parts that are bolted together and provide the necessary leverage to trim the nail. Attached to the base of the nail clipper is a file that is connected by a circular shaft that allows you to rotate the file 360 degrees about the shaft. A bolt to the base connects the second part that provides leverage and this rotates about the bolt to either a position that is parallel to the main part or at a point that is 43 degrees at an angle to the main part (Figure 1)....   [tags: descriptive essay] 365 words
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Castleton - Castleton is one of the most popular centres in the Peak District. Maybe this is because it has everything the visitor might want - picturesque scenery (it is overlooked by Mam Tor), a ruined Norman castle, show caves, interesting geology (such as Winnats Pass), good walks and a pretty village. However, it also has a lot of tourists, even in winter, and on summer weekends you must be prepared to jostle with the crowds. winnatsThe village is centred around a square in which the church lies - this is just off the main road and directly beneath Peveril Castle on the hill behind....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 372 words
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The Silver Barrette - The Silver Barrette My index finger traces along the cool silver edges of the barrette, mindlessly, stroking the smooth round backs of the curled-in waves along its perimeter. Except for the the occasional dull points jutting forth along the edges, nothing disturbs my inner thoughts as I gaze out my window. As my finger tenderly caresses the surface of the barrette, I look down, staring intently at the barrette's ornate design, noting the tousled silver curls undulating restlessly. Yet, upon careful observation of this squirming lake of waves, there persists a definite symmetrical pattern of repetitions vertically and horizontally....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 376 words
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My Most Comfortable Place - Beach Cala Bassa - The beaches in Ibiza are great. I have to admit it. But none of them match the tranquillity and comfort of beach Cala Bassa. Beach Cala Bassa is in Ibiza about one mile south of the main area. It is known as the surfers paradise and the best beach in Ibiza. I relax as I watch the surfers gently glide over the tumbling ocean waves. Seeing the tall palm trees sway in the wind is calming to me as they are making gentle, peaceful sounds. The branches show no sign of a snap, crack or sputter as the location is too peaceful to encounter such occurrences....   [tags: Descriptive Essay] 288 words
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College Admissions Essay: A Pivotal Time in My Life - A Pivotal Time in My Life   My mother read The Yearling aloud to me when I was eight. I have always thought of that time - those nights when she read, seated in the hall outside the bedrooms, my sister listening from her room and me from mine - our rooms were dark, and the light was on Mother, and her voice was clear and expressive; she was a good reader - I have thought of that as a pivotal time in my literature life. Reading for me, until then, had been The Bobbsey Twins, Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, and Nancy Drew: a combination of classics and schlock, and I loved it all....   [tags: College Admissions, descriptive] 312 words
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The Insight of Childhood - Growing up on a mid-west farm in the "Heartland" of Wisconsin continues to provide me with fond memories, strong morals, and simple beliefs. It was living a life with an obtainable means, working and playing as a family unit, and a casual demeanor that would entice even the average person, some of these things so many people have long forgotten. To wake up each morning to the sunrise, to lie in bed and listen to all the activity and the hustle and bustle, knowing that today, like any other day, will become a challenge that is unexplainable....   [tags: Personal Essays, descriptive] 314 words
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Ambition and Passion - Essays - Ambition and Passion I go to camp every year and allow myself to love people, dreading the day when I will have to depart from them. I claw at each moment, attempting to hold on to time. I do this even though I know from the beginning that as soon as I enter I will be hurled towards the last day, towards the end, towards good-bye. And it breaks my heart. Yet every year, I'm just so grateful to have had my heart broken. If there is one secret to living life it is passion: passionate love, passionate hate, passionate hope, passionate joy, passionate work, passionate play, passionate pain and despair....   [tags: Personal Experience, Descriptive] 326 words
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Free Essays - I Found Timelessness - I Found Timelessness Today, waiting on the schoolhouse steps, I saw something I had never seen before. My back against the warm brick wall, in happy prospect, I stared abstracted towards the red-orange of autumn on a tree. At the very center of my concentration was a single leaf; a torn yellow-green, not even red yet. But it fell. I saw the precise moment of release - the instant the leaf actually disconnected from the branch. It was the brevity of perfection. Partition in sunderance, an umbilicus severed, a future unlatched; an end and a beginning....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essay] 379 words
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William Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying - I have both negative and positive things to say about William Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying. In the book Faulkner uses a very unique approach for narration. He has very strong sentences and vocabulary, but the story itself was too strange and warped for my enjoyment. Nevertheless there is a vibe given off in this Faulkner Novel that make it a timeless classic. When I started reading this book it only took me the first few chapters to notice that the vocabulary and sentence structure are superb....   [tags: William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying] 353 words
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American Idiot - The Song “American Idiot” by Green Day uses techniques to engage the audience to interoperate the issues. Green day through their style of music convey issues such as the medias over powering effect on society, greed and the division of the United States of American over political issues. Green Day’s negative stance on the issues through these techniques conveys the audience to agree with the main issues being focused. The media’s influence on society is a main issue, which is, portrayed though the lyrics....   [tags: essays research papers] 363 words
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Creating Situational Irony in Poetry - Creating Situational Irony in Poetry Poetry often tells a brief story which encapsulates the entire life of a character in a few verse paragraphs. A skilled poet can generate an infinite variety of emotional responses from the reader, depending upon whether he or she intends the general tone of the work to be happy, sad, comedic, or ironic. In particular, situational irony can be difficult to create unless the correct words are chosen to direct the reader to the intended ironic conclusion. In his poem, "Mr....   [tags: Papers] 336 words
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Common Themes in the Poetry of Mark Strand - Mark Strand has a common theme throughout all of his short poems found in Blizzard of One. I found Nature as the common motif. Many of the poems are interesting in this short work by Strand, and many poems stood out. "Untitled," the first poem in the novel uses first person and third person to convey the heartache found with love. "The adorable one..."(Strand 3), is relative to explaining a youngness in age. Which helped me decipher the poem being about young love or puppy love. The poet Strand uses Flashback to build images of the setting....   [tags: Mark Strand, Poetry Analysis] 238 words
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Temperamental Contributions to the Development of Social Behavior - The comprehensive research conducted by Jerome Kagan was very interesting but extremely complex regarding the temperamental concepts that contributed to the development of social behavior. I was surprised to learn that based on Freud’s psychoanalysis minds were turned “away from a temperamental category of person who was especially vulnerable to acquiring a symptom to a category of environment that produced systems. The adjective fearful became a continuous dimension on which any person could be placed” (p.377)....   [tags: Jerome Kagan] 289 words
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Socrates and Phaedrus - Socrates and Phaedrus Writing and speaking are two very different, yet extremely important activities to any educated person. Socrates, from Phaedrus and Letters VII and VIII, seems to think that spoken word holds great precedence over writing. His explanation of choosing speech over text is two fold. Through the breakdown of real knowledge and wisdom, Socrates proclaims that the only true teaching is done through speech. And through the way that he speaks with others, Socrates demonstrates how speech is the way to interact, teach, and learn from one another....   [tags: Letters VII, Letters VIII] 295 words
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Advice on the Personal Statement - College Admissions Essays - Advice on the Personal Statement In the application process, the personal statement marks an opportunity to lend a face to the facts, through what can be a very flat colorless medium: paper and ink. Do not, however, think of the personal statement as a mini-autobiography, where the emphasis is on listing the facts in chronological order. Instead, treat the noun on equal par with the adjective; just as important as the personal content of your essay is its ability to make a statement, to perform as an argument....   [tags: Writing, Informative] 328 words
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Formal Commentary On One Hundred Years Of Solitude - Formal Commentary How does Garcia Márquez use imagery to create the dramatic situation of Prudencio’s Death. The image of conflict which Garcia Márquez draws, is only a beginning to an endless struggle in the Buendía family. Garcia Márquez creates this passage, not only as a Genesis, but as a way to warn the reader of the fate of the Buendía name. After finishing this passage, I was left not with a feeling of closure, but with a feeling of lingering doubt and wonder. José Arcadio Buendía seeks closure himself because of rumors of being impotent....   [tags: essays research papers] 336 words
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Analyzing John Mayer - Often, lyrics are created for people to relate to them. It is common for many individuals to feel as though they found a “common ground” with the artist who wrote the lyrics. In John Mayer’s song. “Split Screen Sadness”, it is very easy to relate to. The music to the song is very influential in setting the mood for the lyrics. Violins and other string instruments add to the sad tone of the song. The theme of this song is that the speaker is explaining how he broke up with his girlfriend (“And I know well it’s me who called it over...”), but now he regrets it....   [tags: essays research papers] 362 words
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The Dramatic Techniques J.B. Priestley Used to Create and Develop Tension in Act one of An Inspector Calls - The Dramatic Techniques J.B. Priestley Used to Create and Develop Tension in Act one of An Inspector Calls The play is called 'An Inspector calls' and was written in 1946 by J.B. Priestly. it is set in the year 1912, in between the time in which it was set and the year it was written two world wars had taken place. in 1912 classes were very different and were socially divided. There was a lot of poor people and very few rich people. A lot of the rich people disliked the working class and disrespected them....   [tags: Papers] 336 words
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Onomatopoeia and the Doppler Effect in Whitman's To a Locomotive in Winter - Onomatopoeia and the Doppler Effect in Whitman's To a Locomotive in Winter In his first line of “To a Locomotive in Winter”, Walt Whitman indicates why he created this poem. It is a recitative for a Locomotive in winter. A recitative is a passage rendered in style. Whitman uses the technique of onomatopoeia to create a melodic effect reminiscent of the sound of a passing train. The chugging of the engine, the clatter of the track, and the whistle of the train all create a distinct pulsating rhythm....   [tags: Papers] 369 words
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Gutter Press - Gutter Press This poem is about a sleazy tabloid newspaper. The writer is trying to get his point across about how ruthless the news editor Is, he does this by adding humour, some slight exaggeration and also with another character The cameraman, he has a totally different personality and also work ethic, In this essay I will use Dehns humour to demonstrate the scandal and sensationalism of the Editor. Almost all of the editors words are headlines:" Nun drinks whiskey...Mayor binds wife With chain...Baby found burnt in cot", these are all short snappy lines, which speed up The poem and are like real headlines, they're very quick and last very short, Soon to be replaced by other, more scandalous stories, the rapid pace is very important Adding a strong rhyme, Dehn includes alliteration:" Girl Guide Throttled...Baronet Bottled"....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 306 words
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Sylvia Plath's Last Words - Sylvia Plath's use of blank verse and simile in "Last Words", along with iambic pentameter and hexameter creates a picturesque view of how she visualizes her ideal burial. The use of simile, in comparison to various subjects in the poem, paint a vivid picture of what Plath is trying to convey. Plath states, "I should sugar and preserve my days like fruit" (Plath, line 10). Another good example is, "I do not trust the spirit. It escapes like steam" (Plath, line 15). It is all in reference to her ultimate death....   [tags: Poetry] 328 words
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Analysis of A Divine Revelation of Hell by Mary Baxter - Analysis of A Divine Revelation of Hell by Mary Baxter This book is informative and descriptive idea of hell and what it is going to be like when someone goes there. This book very clearly describes the different departments of torture in hell. In this book JESUS CHRIST took Mrs. Baxter through hell to tell the world that there is a place called hell. This book was written to save lives and save souls. JESUS told Mary “that this was her purpose in life; to write and tell what he has been shown and told to her....   [tags: Papers] 333 words
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Analysis of Film The Ad and the Ego - Analysis of Film The Ad and the Ego Students will never look at an ad the same way again after screening The Ad and the Ego, the first comprehensive examination of advertising and our culture of consumption. The film artfully intercuts clips from hundreds of familiar television ads with insights from Stuart Ewen, Jean Kilbourne, Richard Pollay, Sut Jhally, Bernard McGrane and other noted critics, performing a cultural psychoanalysis of late 20th century America and its principal inhabitants, Consumer Man and Woman....   [tags: Papers] 347 words
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Adjectives - Writing Minilesson Topic: The importance of including adjectives in writing Grade Level: 3rd or 4th grade Objective: TSWBAT add adjectives to a sentence to make it more appealing and interesting. MO Standards: Goal 2 #2, Communication Arts #1 Students with Special Needs: To serve students with special needs that may not be able to see or write, you could bring objects in to have them touch and feel to describe their detail. Materials: Black and white picture of a person, colored picture of a person, group activity—worksheet of sentences with words written on index card, another worksheet of sentences Procedure: Introduce the Topic: • I was grading everyone’s journals for the week and have been noticing that everyone could use some help or ideas to make their writing a bit more interesting....   [tags: essays research papers] 348 words
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Romanticism to Realism in "The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" - The Victorian Age; the Industrial Revolution and the Civil War in America, all played a role in the shift of literary styles from the Romantics to the Realists. At the time preceding the Civil War, realists wrote about the apparent human condition in fiction and non-fiction form, portraying an accurate depiction of the people and events of that time. Along with this literary form, there was a new style of writing that became known as Regionalism. This new style used local "settings, customs and dialects" (Bedford 331)....   [tags: American Literature] 365 words
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The lost boy - ` Abbie Rader Title: The lost boy Author: Dave Pelzer Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated Publication Date: September 1997 Number of pages: 250 Lost boy is a follow up to Dave Pelzer’s book A Child Called It. This Novel Is a Auto-biography by Dave Pelzer. It follows his experiences in the foster care system. After being taken from his mother Dave goes from one foster home to another and he describes his life there. The Novel starts out where it left off in the novel A Child called “It” which is his mother as always abusing him....   [tags: essays research papers] 369 words
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Walt Whitman Vs. Lord Tennyson - Much like in human society, in nature all animals have two different sides to them. Both of the poems are related in that they talk about a similar subject in the eagle, but they have completely different portrayals and views on how they want the reader to view the eagle. In Lord Alfred Tennyson's poem "The Eagle" we are given the description of an eagle that is dangerous and on the prowl, while in Walt Whitman's "The Dalliance of Eagles" we are given the description of a more amorous and tender side of an eagle....   [tags: Poetry, compare, contrast] 315 words
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Eustacia Vye and the Landscape of Edgon Heath - From Book One how does Hardy link the character of Eustacia Vye with the landscape of Edgon heath. From Book One how does Hardy link the character of Eustacia Vye with the landscape of Edgon heath. You should make reference of the appearance of both and what this tells the reader about the personality of Eustacia. The response should include a number of quotes to support your thoughts. I think that the first prominent feature of The Return of the Native is Hardy’s description of the landscape. Egdon Heath is portrayed not simply as a surroundings to the action, but a actual character in itself, passionate, The Return of the Native it is frequently dark, dangerous, and wilful....   [tags: English Literature] 334 words
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Slavery in Frederick Douglass Text - Slavery in Frederick Douglass Text The Frederick Douglass text is an excellent and personal account of slavery. It was compelling to read and follow the different changes in his life throughout his time as a slave with different masters. The text significantly articulated the experiences that made Douglass the man that he was. In looking at his life and the way that he expressed this trough writing provided a unique view of the harmful effects of this cruel bondage on whites as well as blacks....   [tags: Papers] 343 words
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Internet - Internet Ad #1 1) Tide 2) This series of ads shows all of Tide’s laundry detergents which include liquid, powder, powder with bleach, powder with bleach alternative, tabs, high efficiency, and Tide kick. 3) Tide uses a different approach from some of the other types of laundry detergent companies. They devote a separate page to each type of product. Each of these pages shows pictures of each individual type of product (for example the different types of liquid detergents). Next to each picture is a full description of the product, which includes the uses and scents....   [tags: essays research papers] 376 words
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Personality Self Assessment - I found the results of my self-assessments to be a very insightful and accurate description of myself. The results of the learning styles test and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter II are very valuable for examining my personality traits and learning style and making improvements as needed. The learning styles test identified me as a tactile-kinesthetic learner, meaning that I learn best by doing, rather than listening or seeing. This means that I need to adapt my studying to methods that correlate with this style....   [tags: Keirsey Temperament Sorter] 353 words
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The Story of an Hour: An Analysis of Mrs Mallard Thoughts and Feelings - In the short story "The Story of an Hour", Kate Chopin describes an hour of a woman, a new widow seems to be, who incidentally recognizes a new free life and enjoys it just in a short moment; one hour right after getting a news of her husband's death in an accident. She has everything and nothing all in the same moment "an hour." The author delves into Louise's thoughts and feelings, and they surprisingly contradict her initial description of her. It is this intimate look at Louise that reveals the true cause of her death....   [tags: Personal Essays] 356 words
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A Tale of Two Cities Essays: The Character of Lucie Manette - The Character of Lucie Manette in A Tale of Two Cities Lucie Manette, in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, is a quiet young woman. She is deeply compassionate but never develops a real believable character. Her feelings, which are similar in all cases, are revealed to us when she interacts with her father Dr. Manette, Charles Darney, and Sydney Carton. During the scene in the shoemaker's shop the reader learns about daughter Manette through description, actions, and her words....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays] 358 words
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The Pugilist at Rest - Judging from the other reviews, the awards, and multiple accolades Thom Jones's writings, and "The Pugilist at Rest" in particular, have received, I am apparently in quite the minority. But here goes: I found an inherent falseness and overwritten emotion throughout the stories. Jones too often tells the reader what he/she should be feeling instead of letting the reader respond sans prescription. Case in point: "I Want to Live!" The son-in-law is the "good guy" (obviously the author -- tacky) who gives the dying woman Schopenhauer to read and narcotic medication to ease the unbearable pain no one else will even acknowledge....   [tags: essays research papers] 364 words
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Foreshadowing in A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor - In "A Good Man is Hard to find" by Flannery O'Connor, one is struck by the unexpected violence at the end of the story. However, if the story is read a second time, reader can see definite signs of foreshadowing that hints to the ending of the story. Through O'Connor's technique of strong imagery to foreshadow the people and the events in the story is very compelling. There are two significant times that she uses this technique. They are the description of the grandmother's dress and the graveyard....   [tags: Flannery O'Connor] 282 words
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The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allen Poe - The Conqueror Worm To understand the type of worm referred to in "The Conqueror Worm," by Edgar Allen Poe, we must first analyze the poem. It is actually a play for the muses: That the play is the tragedy "Man" And its hero the Conqueror Worm The everyday death of man is a show for the angels. Our hero worm represents death and people are the actors. The worm of death is from the Phylum Nematoda. Many roundworms cause diseases in humans, which can lead to death. I have, however, reason to believe this is actually the blood fluke, Schistosoma of the Class Trematoda in Phylum Platyhelminthes....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe] 290 words
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Comparing the Behavioral Perspective and the Cognitive Perspective - Comparing the Behavioral Perspective and the Cognitive Perspective The behavioral perspective is the idea that if psychology was to be a science, then it must focus on events, which are directly observable on behavior, rather than on mental life. The behavioral perspective maintains the primary emphasis on observable behavior and its relation to environmental events. Behavioral perspective is through reinforcement, which is the idea that patterns of emitted behavior can be selected by their consequences....   [tags: Psychology] 302 words
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The Birth of Baseball - The Birth of Baseball Baseball. The American Pastime. A true love of mine and of many Americans. The game's objective is to outscore your opponent by having more baserunners come across the final of four bases, called home plate. It's ironic in a way. The more these athletes "go home," the more successful they are. There is a reward in a "walk" and batters can be among the game's greats by failing seven out of 10 times. Although baseball is usually traced to the mid-19th century, games involving bats and balls started long before that....   [tags: essays research papers] 330 words
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You Should Have a Business Plan Before You Buy a Website - You Should Have a Business Plan Before You Buy a Website Reprinted with permission of VotanWeb.com OK, you have formed your limited-liability company and you have your tax-identification number. You are ready to buy a website, right. Wrong. If you intend to spend more than a trivial amount of money purchasing a website then you should have a business plan. A business plan is your personal vision for your website, your roadmap to success. At the very least, a good business plan will include an executive summary, a description of the website, the competition, marketing plans, background of the management and financial information including a balance sheet, income and cash-flow projections....   [tags: Sell Websites Buy Web Sites] 332 words
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Virginia Wolf - TEST NO. 1, QUESTION 1 In Virginia Woolf’s two passages describing two very opposite meals that was served at the men’s college and the other at the women’s college; reflects Woolf’s attitude toward women’s place in society. When Woolf describes her meal at the men’s college she describes in such a way that implies luxury and choice. The syntax and diction work with Woolf to possess this tone, “many, various, rewards, succulent, and heaven” all contribute to Woolf’s view on men. The implication is she sees that men are of superiority to women further more the fact that men have choices in means is parallel with the idea that they have choices in society a la voting....   [tags: essays research papers] 332 words
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The Doryphoros - The Doryphoros Description This stone sculpture is a naked human-like figure standing six feet tall. The body is in chiasmos stance with the left leg slightly bent and the left foot slightly behind the right. The head is turned slightly downward and to the right, and its size is approximately 1/6 of the body. The hair is cropped closely to the head with no part. The body has a defined musculature, however the forearms appear to be missing. There is an object behind and to the right of the right leg that is about 2 feet tall and 10 inches wide....   [tags: Essays Papers] 346 words
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Horrifying Reality - Violence and death are all around us in our society today. Whether it is seen on the television in the news, in a film, or read about in the newspaper, the descriptiveness of these incidents is absolutely horrifying. The punishment of such crimes that we read about today are simply minute compared to the events that occurred during the fifteenth century. In the poem “La Ballade des pendus” written by François Villon, the gruesome description of the images are far from ordinary, but serves it’s purpose brilliantly....   [tags: essays research papers] 350 words
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The Scarlet Letter (colors) - Essay: The Scarlet Letter-Colors Throughout the novel, 'The Scarlet Letter,'; Nathaniel Hawthorne illustrates the themes with various dramatic colors. Of the array are the colors green and gold, where green symbolizes different aspects of nature such as tranquility, security, and gloominess, whereas gold represents all that pertains to luxuriance, serenity and goodness. In certain chapters, it seems as if one color is codependent with the other. The implication of the color green was most abundant in chapter sixteen, where Hawthorne used much description to depict the dreariness within the woods, yet adding a sense of security to it all....   [tags: essays research papers] 355 words
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The Tories - Graebner and Richards begin by asking questions about the cartoon (p. 149) of a Tory being tarred and feathered. The cartoon was obviously drawn by someone who supported the Tories because the faces of the men attacking the Tory look evil and demonic. This leads us to the two letters – one written by a Tory woman and the other by a rebel. Ann Hulton, the Tory woman, describes the tar and feathering of a man in horrible detail on January 31, 1774. She claims that the rebels dislocated his arms, beat him with clubs, dragging him from the cart and giving him several whippings....   [tags: essays research papers] 355 words
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Sphere - Sphere Brief Plot Summary: The military discovers a spaceship at the bottom of the ocean. A team is sent down to investigate and gets stuck down there due to a storm on the surface. A sphere is discovered inside the ship, made by an alien species. People go into the sphere and it gives them the power to create things with their minds. They realize this power is too powerful and that mankind isn’t ready for it. So they use this power to forget everything about the ship. Brief Character Description: Norman Johnson-53-year-old psychology professor, the last choice to be on the team because of his age....   [tags: essays research papers] 356 words
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Jihad, Pakistan and India - Jihad, Pakistan and India Every person is entitled to his or her own opinion. Whether it is complimenting a new outfit or distrusting a society, people may think whatever they like. In the article “Jihadis” by Pankaj Mishra, different views on society are taken. From the opinions of Pakistani relationships with Indians, or the different outlooks on the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, this article provides a detailed description of a person born in India but decided to change his life....   [tags: Politics Political Essays] 357 words
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The Naming of Domino Park in Miami - The Naming of Domino Park Domino Park resides in one of the predominantly Cuban districts of the greater Miami area. It is located on the corner of Calle Ocho and fifteenth-avenue in Little Havana. Domino Park is a gathering place for the men and women of Little Havana. They have congregated in the mini-park for years, challenging each other to domino games. Although players sometimes choose to challenge each other to games of chess, the main staple of the park is dominos. The park received its nickname, Domino Park, for that very reason....   [tags: Little Havana Cuban Community] 357 words
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Unconditioned Nirvana - Unconditioned Nirvana In Mahayana, nirvana is an emphasis on the unified nature of the world. Nirvana is conceived as a human experience of oneness with unconditioned consciousness (the absolute). Which gives insight into the unity of the world (samsara), body, mind and soul. It is a state of transcending conditioned consciousness. It is also described as dwelling in the experience of the intense bliss in cognising one's identity with unconditioned consciousness. It is freedom from attachment to the states of unhappiness, satisfaction and happiness....   [tags: Papers] 359 words
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The Simple Life of Silas Marner - The Simple Life of Silas Marner The life that could be lived in a village at 1861, which was so near of the time of the Industrial Revolution, is a simple life. People at that time were simple minded, and care most about their work. They do not understand much of their religion, as it is exemplified in the novel. We could see that when Mrs. Winthrop talks about that she does not understand much of what she hears or read on Sunday services, still she believes since her heart in relief to what it said....   [tags: Silas Marner Essays] 373 words
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Wuthering Heights - Short Analysis Essay - Conflict is the basic foundation for Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Much of this conflict results from a distinct division of classes and is portrayed through personal relationships, for example the unfriendly relationship between the higher-class Lintons and the lower-class Heathcliff. Conflict is also portrayed by the appearance of characters the setting. The division of classes is based on cultural, economic, and social differences, and it greatly affects the general behaviour and actions of each character....   [tags: essays research papers] 374 words
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Dramatica Theory and James' Washington Square - Dramatica Theory and James' Washington Square In this essay I will review a critique of James' Washington Square. I found the critique to be dry and rather clinical in its approach to this fine work by Henry James. From the beginning the article presents a cold psychological approach to the characters that James' has made live for me in the short novel. The article covers the character's name, gender, a short description of him or her, the role that character plays in the piece and then goes on to list the basic characteristics of him or her....   [tags: James Washington Square]
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The Open Boat - The Open Boat is a particularly interesting story because of the great detail that author extends and because of the solitary reflections of the characters in consideration of their demise. The story possesses amazingly vivid description. This attention to detail affords the reader the greatest degree of reading pleasure. Crane paints such glorious images in reader's mind with his eloquence. "The morning appeared finally, in its splendor, with a sky of pure blue, and the sunlight flamed on the tips of waves"(387)....   [tags: essays research papers] 379 words
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"The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats - From the title of W.B. Yeats poem, "The Second Coming", one might expect to read about the glorious return of Christ to save his followers. However, Yeats portrays a dismal world where anarchy reigns over the innocence of man. The passage portrays a dark and foreboding atmosphere that serves as a warning to what may lie ahead for humankind if we continue on our current path. The poem appears to be written in free verse which adds to the poems references to "things falling apart" and "anarchy loosed upon the world." This lack of structure within the poem helps the reader feel as if they are a part of Yeats' condemned world....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 292 words
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The Theme of Sadie & Maude - The theme of Gwendolyn Brooks's "Sadie and Maud" is that going against the grain of society is perfectly acceptable. Brooks conveys this message by depicting two contrasting sisters: Maud, who follows the rules of society, and Sadie, who does not allow social expectations to dictate her life. The poem explains how these women lead very different lives that reflect the choices they make. Brooks begins the poem with the statement "Maud went to college" (1). Very early, she leads the reader to see that Maud conforms to society's standards....   [tags: American Literature] 311 words
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Theme of A Rose for Emily - The theme of "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner is that people should let go of the past, moving on with the present so that they can prepare to welcome their future. Emily was the proof of a person who always lived on the shadow of the past; she clung into it and was afraid of changing. The first evident that shows to the readers right on the description of Grierson's house "it was a big, squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily lightsome style of the seventies, set on what had once been our most select street." The society was changing every minutes but still, Emily's house was still remained like a symbol of seventieth century....   [tags: American Literature, Poetry Analysis] 318 words
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A View from Mars, A Theme Analysis - In the story, "The View of Me From Mars," Lee K. Abott writes a story about a father and son relationship. In this story the father realizes that he isn't perfect and tries to have his son cover up his own mistake. Lee K. Abott, though being subtle, makes it known, through the characters he uses, that a person can't believe everything he sees. The author successfully enlightens the reader with his use of point of view, characterization, and theme to make the reader feel sympathy and to give the story credibility. The story is written in the first person narrative from the father's point of view....   [tags: American Literature, Abott, Character Analysis] 321 words
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Reformation and the Baroque Period - The term Baroque means an irregularly shaped complex form. It came from the irregularly shaped pearl meaning unnatural and strange. This is completely different, from a description of the music of the time. Musical styles greatly different from artistic styles of the time making it virtually impossible to draw parallels between the two. Instead, one needs to draw independent conclusions about Baroque music.<p> One example which we heard in class was Handel's oratorio called Solomon, Act III. The third act is good representation of music of the Baroque and was written by Handel in order to state how marvelous and powerful Baroque music was....   [tags: Music, Handel] 322 words
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Martin Luther - Martin Luther In this paper I will write about Martin Luther and how I agree with what he did for our religious beliefs. I feel that any person who will stand up for what he or she believes in is best thing you could do. If no one ever stood up for what they believed in then we wouldn't be free like we are today. I will include some quotes from my readings to give a brief description as to why I agree. I would first like to say that when Martin Luther was hit by a bolt of lightning and decided that he would have to enter a monastery, because he hoped that a penitential life would help him overcome his sense of guilt....   [tags: Papers] 348 words
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Symbolism in The Story of an Hour - Symbolism in The Story of an Hour Several symbols in Kate Chopin's "Story of an Hour" create a feeling of comfort, wellness, and wonderfulness within the reader's mind. The first symbol I will speak of is the "comfortable chair" which she sinks into after the news of her husbands' death. Then, I will speak of the open window, which she sits in front of through which she sees many symbols of things that are good. Finally, I will speak of the description of Mrs. Mallard herself and her comfortable situation, which will tie together all the symbols that create the feelings of comfort and wellness in the reader....   [tags: Papers] 369 words
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cell theory - Cell Theory The Cell Theory states that all organisms are composed of similar units of organization, called cells. The concept was formally articulated in 1839 by Schleiden and Schwann and has remained as the foundation of modern biology. Formulation of the cell theory In 1838 Theodor Schwann and Matthias Schleiden were talking about their studies on cells. It has been suggested that when Schwann heard Schleiden describe plant cells with nuclei, he was stuck by the similarity of these plant cells to cells he had observed in animal tissues....   [tags: essays research papers] 374 words
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Harriet Powers - Harriet Powers was born as a slave in 1837 in the state of Georgia. Powers was the creator of two specific quilts which are the most famous and well preserved examples of Southern American quilting tradition still in existence. Powers used the traditional African appliqué technique coupled with the European record keeping and biblical reference traditions. Using these techniques, Powers was able to capture historical legends and Biblical stories in her quilts. Harriet Powers’ quilts were first seen at a crafts fair by an artist, a Southern white woman named Jennie Smith....   [tags: biographies bio biography] 378 words
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Solving Logic and Set Theory - Introduction to solving logic and set theory: The word logic indicates analysis. Analysis may be approved result or mathematical proof. Basic logical connectives are AND, OR and NOT. The collections of elements are called as set. Basic operations of sets are union, intersection and complement. Let us see solving logic and set theory in this article. Logic and set theory: Logic: The term logic denotes analysis. Analysis may be approved result or mathematical proof. Logical statement: Logical statement is a sentence which is any one true or false but not both....   [tags: Mathematical Proof]
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Beauty is Only Skin Deep in La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats - Beauty is Only Skin Deep in La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats In La Belle Dame sans Merci John Keats stresses the idea that beauty is only skin deep and also lies in the eye of the beholder. Through the use of two speakers, Keats' is able to portray his theme by means of a story. As the poem begins, the reader meets the first speaker. As we read on, we come to find out that this is a passer-by. We also find out the state of the other speaker, "wretched Wight." Sounds so full of life....   [tags: Papers] 374 words
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