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The Emerald Green Tree Boa - ... they originally are found in the amazon and other parts of south america. They have been unnaturally to Florida, Louisiana, Georgia. The Plant Bromelia has started to spread across America commonly found in homes. Though they naturally are found in the amazon rain forest. As most should know plants do not have legs. Thus they depend on rodents and natural weather changes to move their seed from one area to another. They do not bloom all year so their seeds cannot be spread year round. Diet The Emerald Green tree boa feeds on small rodents such as rats, lizards and small birds....   [tags: appearance, locomotion] 845 words
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Emerald Ash Borer and Insectivorous Insects - Introduction Predator-prey relationships are complex interactions involving many factors that may influence the stability of each population of species. Avian insectivores and their relationship with the different species of insects they consume is one of these relationships that has become of interest in recent years. Widespread outbreaks of the Southern Pine Beetles in the Southeast, Emerald Ash Borers in the upper Midwest, and Bark Beetles in the Pacific Northwest are killing various tree species in forests including pines and ash....   [tags: entomology, biology, predator, prey]
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Conflict in the Emerald Isle - Conflict in the Emerald Isle The island of Ireland is known for many things: St. Patrick’s Day, its green landscape, music, beer, and discord. The heart of this conflict began centuries ago, when Britain came over and forced Protestantism on the Irish Catholic inhabitants. There has always been hatred between the Irish Protestants and Catholics. The island is broken up into to distinct regions. The Republic of Ireland consists of 26 counties, which make up the southern region. This area is predominantly Roman Catholic....   [tags: Ireland Politics Political Government Essays]
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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) - It’s not the latest comic book super villain that we’re worried about, here in Northwest Ohio. No, it’s a little green beetle that, since 2003, has been munching its way through our neighborhoods and Metroparks. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) feasts on our Ash trees, leaving us little choice but to spray a bright red stripe or “X” on the trunks of the mortally wounded flora. The stark tattoo of removal. “The irony of thousands of ash trees being cut down this Arbor Day marks a tragic chapter in the history of Metroparks,” Jack Gallon, President of the Board of Park Commissions wrote in a letter to TCP, “One way we can channel our disappointment in a positive way is to urge our federal lawmake...   [tags: essays research papers] 1124 words
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Preston and Amelia: The Future - “Hurry up!”Amelia cried as she ran through the forest. Behind her was her older brother Preston walking evenly with a book in his hand and a smile on his face. It was a peaceful afternoon, perfect time to take his little sister to his favorite place. “Amelia don't run too fast, you could bump into a tree and ruin that pretty little face of yours,”Preston warned grinning as Amelia forced her lips into a cute pout once she spun around. “Your so mean. Meany!”she huffed before looking back in front of her....   [tags: short story] 1958 words
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The Physical and Emotional Horrors that Slaves Suffer - Beloved, a novel by Toni Morrison, highlights the physical and emotional horrors that slaves suffer after their escape from slavery. The symbolism of trees is prominent in this novel as a cultural symbol of life. However, Morrison uses trees to illustrate more than just a representation of life. She uses them to show how in a time of oppression and suffering, one can always mend the pain, escape from it, and eventually begin a new life. The idea that trees symbolize healing, freedom, and life is portrayed by the actions and feelings of the main characters, Sethe, Denver, and Paul D....   [tags: slavery, toni morrison, beloved] 555 words
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Symbolism on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Lyman Frank Baum has written many children’s books throughout his life. Baum was born May 15, 1856 in New York. As a teenager, Baum wrote for the New York World and acted in local theater; then he moved on to be publisher of other agencies and papers. He later published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in May 1900. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was so well liked by the public that they wrote thirteen sequels to it. Some of Baum’s sequels included The Marvelous Land of Oz 1904, Ozma of Oz 1907, Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz 1908, The Road to Oz 1909, The Emerald City of Oz 1910, The Patchwork Girl of Oz 1913, Tik-Tok of Oz 1914, The Scarecrow of Oz 1915, and Rinkitink in Oz 1916....   [tags: Lyman Frank Baum, Literary Analysis, Biography]
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Shift In Gender Roles - By the 1920s, the concept of an autonomous working woman was at the vanguard of both literature and social thought. The tenets of “New Womanhood” hold that this new breed is concerned with "self-development as contrasted to self-sacrifice or submergence in the family." Naturally, this unconventional shift in gender roles became the focus of female writers like Edna Ferber. Within her novel, “So Big,” Ferber eloquently places Selina De Jong at the intersection of an innovative culture and traditional positions, as her youthful desire to embrace variety does not prove to be compatible with her entrapment in banality of agrarian life....   [tags: New Womanhood, Edna Ferber] 1180 words
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Rubber Stamp: Legacy and Individuality in "So Big" - By the 1920s, the concept of an autonomous working woman was at the vanguard of both literature and social thought. The tenets of New Womanhood hold that this new breed was concerned with "self-development as contrasted to self-sacrifice or submergence in the family" (Batker 84). Naturally, this unconventional shift in gender roles became the focus of female writers like Edna Ferber. Within her novel, So Big, Ferber eloquently places Selina DeJong at the intersection of an innovative culture and traditional roles, as her youthful desire to embrace variety does not prove to be compatible with her entrapment in the banality of agrarian life....   [tags: New Womanhood, Edna Ferber, Gender Roles] 1331 words
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Grace Nichols' Island Man - The mood of this poem is very soothing and is a sense of relaxation and security. Grace Nichols is showing that the island mans first home is the Caribbean. “the steady breaking and wombing.” The word “wombing” is a made up word by the writer. It has many associations but it makes us the readers imagine a place of comfort and security but more importantly a sense of home and belonging. The reason why this image is put in to the readers mind is because babies grow in the mothers’ womb, so we could say that the womb is everyone’s “first home”....   [tags: Grace Nichols, poetry, poems] 1815 words
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An Analysis of Setting and Tone of the The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum - The Wizard of Oz is a fiction story written by L. Frank Baum. The story has two main settings. The first setting is, Dorothy’s home, the Kansas prairies. The prairies are described as dry and gray. The second setting is the land of Oz. Oz is opposed from Kansas, it is colorful, bright, and full of joy. The Wizard of Oz has a grate theme or message behind the story. The message is that we all have good qualities in us, but it is up to us to use them. The story starts off when a cyclone that hits the one bedroom farmhouse where Dorothy lives with Uncle Henry and Aunt Em....   [tags: setting, tone] 2469 words
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My Best Friend: A Friend in My Time of Need - The strangers who you encounter in your life come in many shapes and sizes. The unexpected will always happen at times least expected. Pearls are life’s treasures that remind you what life is all about. I spent two years of my life in a drunken state. Unsure, where I was at in my life at during a point in time when my daughter Emerald needed her mother the most. The bottle with its silver and blue shimmery colors on the label became my twin. That is until I met a man who gave me one of a few pearls in my life....   [tags: friendship essay, my best friend] 910 words
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The Wizard of Oz Review - The Wizard of Oz Review The movie that I will talk about is the Wizard of Oz Directed by Victor Fleming that was created in 1939. This movie was about a girl name Dorothy(Judy Garland) who live with her Uncle name Henry(Charley Grapewin) and her Aunt named Em(Clara Blandick) in a farm in Kansas. The story start with Dorothy walking home passing her neighbor, Miss Gulch(Margaret Hamilton) where her dog Toto(Terry) get into her garden causing her to harm Toto. Toto then bite Miss Gulch. After all this conflict, Dorothy then dream about faraway land....   [tags: vicor fleming, movie] 531 words
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Jewelery-Making Techniques and Career - jewelry-Making Techniques and Career A gemstone is defined as “a stone that can be used in jewelry when it is cut and polished” (Merriam-Webster). Jewelers and gemologists (gem specialists) are two possible career choices for someone who wishes to work in the jewelry industry (CFNC). Jewelers cut, shape, repair, and sell jewelry and determine the value of gemstones (CFNC). Gemologists can be a little more specialized. According to the Gemological Institute of America’s website, these specialized fields can include appraisal, design, buying, wholesale, and working as a bench jeweler, lab and research professional, auction specialist, or manufacturer (GIA)....   [tags: career/job choices]
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The Wizord Of Oz Symbolizing The Gilded Age - The story ( The Wonder World of OZ ) written by Frank Baum is filled with symbolism. Symbolism a style of writing using symbols and indirect suggestion to express ideas, emotions, people etc. The story gives a lot of symbols relating to the gilded age in American history which took place from 1880– 1900. The main symbols are: Dorothy, the Land of Oz, lion, Emerald City, flying monkeys. The first person the story talks about in the story is Dorothy. She’s a girl that comes form Kansas and was carried by a tornado....   [tags: essays research papers] 595 words
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The Serpent's Tale - Once upon a time, in a land far, far away…you know what. Just scratch that hyperbole—it isn’t actually that far away since the whole story is derived from the depths of the imagination of a teenager (yikes, scary thought). But if you do so desire dwelling upon the fictitious fact that there is, in fact, some kind of a faerie forest which harbors a wooded residence inhabited by Morelia viridis—well that’s your resolution, not mine. But if you do figure out that it’s not actually a veritable anecdote, don’t come biting the messenger (that’s me, by the way)....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 945 words
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Summary of the Film The Wizard of Oz - Dorothy was a young lady, full of spirit, living with her aunt and uncle on a farm in Kansas. She was full of energy and really loved her little dog Toto. A whirling cyclone landed her house on a witch in Oz; she started her journey to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard of Oz how to help her return to her hometown of Kansas. Dorothy was really nice and kind and she had many traditional moral values. She didn’t worry about the past events; she somehow made the best out of thing that was happening in the present....   [tags: Kansas, Fantasy]
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Corporate Governance in the Financial Service Industry - Introduction This essay is about the corporate governance, regulation, leverage and incentives in the financial service industry. This essay also includes the UK credit crunch crisis and the global economic crisis. The UK economy is in recession. Due to fall in demand for goods and services reduce production and unemployment increases. A fall in demand has an effect on industries. In some case firms close down and loss of job increase. The world has become a small village due to the internet, leading to world competition....   [tags: UK Economy]
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What Harm Could One More Species Do? - The United States has 21,715 species of native plants and animals. Some may ask what harm a new species could do. First differences in species must be learned there are native species and nonnative or exotic species and from these nonnative or exotic species come what are called invasive species. An invasive species establishes itself in an ecosystem at the expense of native species. In many cases these can wreak havoc and have many consequences. Nonnative species introduced into new environments can easily become a hindrance or outright danger to the native species that have previously been established....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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The U.P. Apartment Act- Your Rights and Responsibilities - ... Higher will be the floor area, higher will be the density of residents. Supertech was initially permitted to build 24 floors in its Emerald Court project, but later on, in the greed of maximizing the returns, it sought permission from the authority to build 40 floors without taking consent of the apartment owners. This led to a surge of fury among the members of Resident Welfare Association (RWA). Similar was the case of DLF Ltd in which the builder made abusive use of its dominant position and made the buyers sign certain tweaked agreements....   [tags: property, fraud, mandates] 544 words
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Alternate Wicked Ending - She said, “I will save you!” and she hurled the water at the Witch. Dorothy then trips on a silver nail, on the wooden floor. She falls faintly and passes out. Dorothy has a concussion and her soul detaches. The flying water lands on the Witch and her soul ends up with Dorothy’s soul in limbo. An arena of familiar faces before the pale darkness; they move in the obscurity like ghouls. There is Mama, looking for Turtle Heart; there is Nessarose, authoritative and lifeless as harden wood. There is Papa, lost in his duplicate, looking for himself in the faces of the suspicious agnosticism....   [tags: Summary]
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Marketing Research - Importance of Marketing Research Companies use marketing research to identify problems or opportunities that they might encounter. Organizations may also use marketing research to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and certain trends that are forming in their market. H&R Block is a tax service company that prepares state and federal taxes for individual customers and small to mid-size companies (H&R Block, 2010). This company has defined their marketing research and has different types of marketing research techniques it uses....   [tags: Marketing]
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Inductive Knowledge Paradox - In Nelson Goodman’s The new riddle of induction, the problem of inductive knowledge is brought into question and a collection of possible solutions are presented. The paradox of inductive knowledge has been misunderstood into bringing forth a radical ideology of relativism by philosophers such as Quine and a variety of other modern thinkers, however a possible solution presented by Hempel and a new version outlined in this paper present a different case all together concerning the acquisition of knowledge....   [tags: Philosophy Reasoning]
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Speculative Fiction in Marionettes, Inc. by Ray Bradbury and Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow by Kurt Vonnegut - Think of a story that takes our world and changes it into something we all wish for, or something no one would ever believe happening. This is what we call speculative fiction. It is a story that is pure fiction whether it is about zombies, horror, utopias, or an alternative history. Both stories show speculative fiction well. “Marionettes, Inc.” has two main characters. The characters had both gone out to drink with each other and were returning home. One of the characters is named Barling he is married to a woman he does not love....   [tags: population, fear, technology]
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An assessment of the BEST model and its approach to teamwork: - Table of Contents 1. Introduction: 2 2. Nature of the project: 2 3. An assessment of the BEST model and its approach to teamwork: 2 3.1. An overview of the BEST model in respect of teamwork: 2 3.2. Comparing the components of management quality to the BEST model: 2 3.2.1. Employee Development: 2 3.2.2. Communication: 2 3.2.3. Performance Measurement: 2 3.2.4. Employee participation: 3 3.2.5. Integration: 3 3.2.6. Delegation: 3 3.2.7. Direction Setting: 3 4. The need for business excellence and quality to complement each other: An evaluation of how BEST can support Adebanjo’s proposition: 3 4.1. Other components that support business excellence and quality management: 3 4.1.1. Leadership exce...   [tags: business analysis, teamwork]
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How Can I Live The Life Of a True Hero? - ... However when I think of a hero I think of a person whom is challenged to act courageously and follow in the ways of Jesus Christ. A perfect example of a person continuing Jesus’s mission is Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa was the founder of the Missionaries of Charity. This is a catholic order of nuns dedicated to helping those in need. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” This quote is saying that if someone is in a bad state and wants to talk to you, make them feel good, talk about things they want to talk about, so that they leave in a happy mood....   [tags: courageous, jesus, religion]
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Family is Always There in Jen Calonita's Trilogy, Belles - For my Second Quarter book report I chose a series by Jen Calonita. Belles is a trilogy about a southern girl named Isabelle Scott. Her mother died when she was only six years old and because no other family members were known about at the time she lived with her grandmother in Harborside. Ten summers later, her grandmother’s health began to fail. To get away from the stress of her home life Izzie would go to the beach with her friend Kylie Brooks where she meets a cute surfer named Brayden Townsend....   [tags: izzie, butterflies club, lover]
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Choices: a Metaphor for Life, for My Life - The little girl is dragged by her big sister and friend into the forest, stumbling over broken twigs and rugged tree roots concealed beneath the multicoloured leafy ground. Her older sister grasps her hand tightly, so as to prevent her from wandering astray. Rich aromas swirl around the forest; the tantalizing smells of the berries and fruit, teasing them, trying to tempt them to make wrong a turn. The little girl’s hair, tangled with the branches of the undergrowth, which she and her sister have just climbed through....   [tags: Choices, ] 875 words
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The Irish Ambivalence In 19th Century Canada - Introduction Throughout the 20th century, the Irish-Canadian community has been foundational to the evolution of Canada's national identity, whether it was with the leadership of Baie-Comeau's Brian Mulroney, whose historical legacy includes NAFTA or the Shamrock summit, or the ineradicable impact of the music groups from Eastern Canada on the country's cultural sphere. Despite having such a mark upon the country's growth, the cohabitation between Irish and Canadian populations was also one of struggle....   [tags: Orange Order, Catholic and Protestant]
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Starting a Business in Design and Landscaping - “Nothing ventured nothing gained” is one of the most famous lesion that was determined by many successful people. In an article, Laura Patrick wrote: “There is no doubt that the number of venture and angel investors in an area is directly proportional to the number of successful start-up companies”. Especially Silicon Valley, Boston, San Francisco, Austin and Seattle areas where is noticed for newly companies succeed that willing to sink money to do business. For me, an ambitious aspiring person, the career conception that is something that can bring much regularly stable avenue even confront with challenges....   [tags: Business Start-Up]
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Invasive Species Managment: The Greater Everglades Ecosystem - ... Recently the park has started to serve another purpose. Due to the heavy encroachment of humans on the everglades, scientists now use it as a human impact gauge on the natural world (National Park Service 2013). Since the Everglades is so closely monitored the changes caused by human projects such as rerouting water can now be fully understood. This knowledge can then be applied to other projects all over the U.S. Importance of the Everglades What is left of the everglades includes nine different habitats; hardwood hammock, pineland, mangrove, coastal lowlands, freshwater slough, freshwater marl prairie, cypress, marine and estuarine....   [tags: damages, ecosystems, alien] 2370 words
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History Behind the Yellow Brick Road - Throughout 1939, Hollywood experienced a very productive year, releasing numerous quality films. In August of 1939, MGM Studios released The Wizard of Oz, which was directed by Victor Fleming. The film is based on a book written by L. Frank Baum in 1900. (Magill 82)The charming story by Baum was an instant hit in the United States, and therefore many agree it was well worth it to transform the widespread story into a movie. Although The Wizard of Oz is a playful movie that has been enjoyed throughout the years by Americans of all ages, the film offers a deeper message and several historical connections to suggest an anti-war viewpoint, as well as give Americans a sense of hope through some o...   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Want Some Pi. A piece of cake. This story is more like a slice of pie. To make this pie you will need ingredients that aren’t usually in pie. The ingredients you will need include a multi-religious 16 year old Indian boy, an adult male Bengal tiger, a Zebra, and a hyena. You will then mix all of the ingredients up in the middle of the Pacific Ocean all in the confines of a 26 foot lifeboat and then you will let it sit for 227 days. The tremendous survival story is called Life of Pi by Yann Martel....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - People start their lives with open eyes and open hearts, but society corrupts them, turning them into shadows of what they once were. Children enter the world not judging anyone, and having no limitations; they believe anything is possible. As they grow and mature, they loose this valued quality in exchange for limitations, and settling into the status quo set by society. Children, at an early age, are fascinated with fairy tales, featuring princes and princesses living “happily ever after” and are instantly drawn to beauty and bright, colorful worlds, which in reality have been shaded by society....   [tags: Fantasy Literature, L. Frank Baum] 2585 words
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The Histotical Influences of Alchemy - What was the historical and scientific importance of Alchemy in both Europe and Arabia. Alchemy plays an important part of Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. Alchemy, though not discussed at the beginning or through most of the book, is a vital aspect of the novel. The most important aspect of alchemy, in my opinion, is spiritual alchemy; “This is why alchemy exists," the boy said. "So that everyone will search for his treasure, find it, and then want to be better than he was in his former life. Lead will play its role until the world has no further need for lead; and then lead will have to turn itself into gold....   [tags: transmutation, science, spiritual] 781 words
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The White Doe by Francesco Petrarch - Title- I believe that the title, "The White Doe" will perhaps have something to do with animals because the only way I have ever heard the word doe used is in the context of a female deer. Perhaps the poem will touch on the innocence of an animal or situation because of the word "white" which symbolizes innocence and cleanliness. Paraphrase- In the poem, "The White Doe," the author is speaking of an encounter with a female deer. The encounter takes place in a glade, which is an opening in the forest....   [tags: TPCASTT for The White Doe] 1575 words
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The Dead Kitty in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) - The Dead Kitty in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) Gray's "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes" is a story of a curious cat that ends up in Purrgitory (ha ha). Gray uses not only formalistic literary devices, but he also uses dialog. As Gray speaks to the reader, he uses word choice and allusions to convey the correlation between women and cats. Word choice plays a major roll in this poem, due to the fact that it helps set up allusion and other literary devices....   [tags: Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat Essays] 626 words
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A Critical Analysis of Wind By Ted Hughes - A Critical Analysis of Wind By Ted Hughes Hughes's opening line is sculpted in such a way that it gives the reader an abundance of sensations. The poet achieves amazing efficiency in the line "far out at sea all night" in that the reader is exposed to distance, time and environment. The metaphor of the house being "out at sea" projects the image of a boat "far out" feeling totally isolated. The house faces wave upon wave of inexhaustible pounding from the wind as a boat would from an enraged sea....   [tags: Papers Essays] 714 words
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Fixing Harry Potter - The Astronomy Tower was the tallest point in all of the castle. It towered over everything, including the tall bristling pine trees that clustered together to make up the Forbidden Forest. Hagrid's hut was miniscule from this height, and the cool crisp wind blew violently as he stood at the very edge. He was barefoot, and his toes hung over dangerously as his hair continued to whip around him. It ruffled his Hogwarts robes as he tilted forward, and gazed down into the black abyss. His heart thumped so fast and loud that he could feel it in his ears, a strange throbbing took him over as he realized that he could do it....   [tags: personal narrative] 890 words
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My Truly Great Grandmother - My Truly Great Grandmother It is obvious that my mother loved her grandmother, Matilda. Affectionately referring to her as "Tillie," my mom's eyes wander, and the corners of her mouth climb the sides of her face as she tells me about the red haired, freckled woman. My Aunt Beth's response is similar as she recalls sitting on Tillie's lap, singing along to the familiar folk tunes and hymns that poured from her mouth, filling the air with a strange tonal fragrance. My grandmother, Tillie's daughter, shares with me the secret of family dance sessions when her father, Ira, was not home, and the generosity of a mother who, save for a single time when hunger got the better of her, always saved t...   [tags: Personal Narrative] 490 words
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What Kind of Jewelry did Ancient Roman People Wear? - Jewelry is a wonderful way of displaying our favorite gems. Or perhaps a lovely charm. Or something a special someone gave you. Whichever way, we can admit that it's very special. So it would only figure that the ancient civilization of Rome would decorate their necks, ears, and wrists with elaborate and gorgeous accessories. However, what kind of jewelry did they wear. Who was allowed to wear the shiny charms. What were they made of. What were preferred materials to make them. The ancient civilization of Rome has many secrets that have been uncovered over the years, with many questions answered, along with mine....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Culture, Jewelry]
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Analysis of the Film: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - The History of “OZ” “Were off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of oz” One of the infamous phrases from one of the most well know classics of all time. The original movie titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was made in 1939 by Frank Baum. This film featured stars such as Judy Garland, Jack Hayley and many others. This was not only a movie, it was a fantasy, and a musical storytelling adventure with unusual characters that shook the audience. This was one of the first films to make it to the big screen with color....   [tags: Fantasy, Self-Contradiction, Society]
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Jewelry Today and in Ancient Egypt - I would like to think that I know a little bit about jewelry, seeing as I just got engaged a few weeks ago. I know that it runs the gamut from small subdued pieces to garish pieces. When shopping for a ring I was able to see many different types of jewelry the modern world has to offer, although I concentrated on diamond jewelry and more specifically rings. I will talk first about different ways that ancient Egyptians adorned themselves and then I will move on to the modern era and finally sum it up with the differences and similarities that I see....   [tags: Jewelry] 997 words
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The Bandstand - The bandstand tent was alive this evening as people danced and swung about the floor to the brass quartet blaring jubilant notes from the far stage. Men in waistcoats and trousers twirled women in layered petticoats and lace while others mingled in groups beyond the dance floor smoking ornate pipes and drinking iced cocktails that beaded with condensation in the warm early-summer air. There were multitudes of colors in endless different shades mixed with black and white where appropriate. Men boasted pocket watches with long elaborate chains and their white-gloved hands gripped canes with heads of diamond, jade, or gold carved in the shapes of wolves, birds of prey, or great spinning gears....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1979 words
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Tesco Vs Webvan - 1.0 Introduction The grocery industry is a huge, fragmented and enormously competitive environment and there are currently several examples of grocery companies that are making effective use of the internet as a link with customers (Delaney-Klinger, 2003). In particular, Tesco currently have internet channels for selling groceries that are profitable (Hall, 2001; Koller, 2001). During the late 1990’s many new companies were set up to utilise the perceived advantages from using the internet in business, however, with their rapid rise and fall they soon created a phenomenon known as the ‘dot.com’ era (Lovelock, 2001)....   [tags: Grocery Supermarket Online ] 1103 words
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