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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 lawmakers to close the door to exotic species that arrive on American shores at the rate of one every eight months....   [tags: essays research papers] 1124 words
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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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GE0 347K, Gems and Gem Minerals, Spring 2006, Exam 3 - 347K FINAL EXAM Answer the following questions as directed. For multiple choice questions choose the single best answer. There are no "trick questions"; all questions and answers come from online gem notes, handouts or lecture notes and are intended to be straightforward. Do not read more into a question than is asked. 1) Most of the world present production of opal is from a) Australia b) Sri Lanka c) Columbia d) a and b e) none of the above 2) The most valuable play-of-color in opal is that which shows a) a pinfire pattern, with lots of blue b) a mosaic pattern, with lots of yellow c) an abundance of red and violet d) an abundance of green and blue e) a "flash" or "flame" pattern 3) Opal doublets or triplets are a) synthetic gems, not natural opal b) made of natural opal, attached to a cover and/or base....   [tags: UTEXAS Geology Rocks Gems Minerals Test Tests] 2772 words
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GE0 347K, Gems and Gem Minerals, Spring 2006, Final Exam - 347K FINAL EXAM Answer the following questions. Answers should be concise and relevant; answers do not need to be lengthened to fill all the available space. 1) Choose one of the many gems discussed this semester and describe: a) Its optical and physical properties that make it a good gem; b) Identifying characteristics that distinguish it from similar looking gems or synthetic materials; c) Primary sources of origin and geologic occurrence; d) Method(s) of treatment used to improve appearance or color; e) factors that influence value, particularly those that are unique to the gem....   [tags: UTEXAS Geology Rocks Gems Minerals Test Tests] 618 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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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 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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Marketing Research - ... There are three functioning roles that marketing research has: descriptive, diagnostic, and predictive (McDaniel & Gates, p. 7, 2006). The descriptive function revolves around gathering and presenting facts about customer attitude, products, and sales trends. After the information is gathered, then the diagnostic function can take place by explaining what the data or actions mean. The last role of marketing research is the predictive function. During this function, companies try to foreshadow the best opportunities as the market changes (McDaniel & Gates, p....   [tags: Marketing]
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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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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? - ... In Hawaii, Feral Pigs have become a huge problem as they have overgrazed hills to the point of bringing native plant species to extinction. Feral Pigs have laid some hills so baron that rainwater goes onto delicate and environmentally valuable sea coral and in some cases kills it. They have also been known to destroy crops and carry diseases to livestock throughout the United States. Invasive species can even lead to the extinction of other species. The Brown Tree Snake drove 10 of the 11 native birds to extinction in Guam due to its lack of predators....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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country status - stThe Status of your Country as of 02/07/2002 Country Name dsgsg (#6647) Government Tyranny Turns Left Turns Taken Turns Stored Rank NetWorth 0 1202 0 10,524 $42,943 Money Food Oil Population Land Per Capita Income $898 1352 bushels 11,142 barrels 1586 287 Acres $5.71 Tax Rate Taxes Expenses Food Production Food Consumption 70% $6340 $2299 70 bushels 36 bushels Expense Breakdown Military Alliances Land $884 $170 $1245 Land Distribution Military Forces Technology Ratings Enterprise Zones Residences Industrial Complexes Military Bases Research Labs Farms Oil Rigs Construction Sites Unused Lands 18 8 84 0 0 0 5 0 172 Spies Troops Jets Turrets Tanks Nuclear Missiles Chemical Missiles Cruise Missiles 33 181 0 0 1683 0 0 0 Military Medical Business Residential Agricultural Warfare Military Strategy Weapons Industrial Spy SDI 0 1971 6 1320 36 7706 0 0 0 30 0 Plague spreads throughout your lands....   [tags: essays research papers] 378 words
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The Impact of Workforce Diversity - Diversity refers to the ways people differ from each other. These ways are significant and plentiful. Culturally, people vary in gender, age, ethnicity, race sexual orientation, educational background, religion, lifestyle, as well as veteran and/or immigrant status. Functionally, people vary in the ways we think, learn, process information, respond to authority, show respect and reach agreements (Pollar & Gonzalez, 1994.) Obviously, people differ in numerous ways, so what does that mean for businesses....   [tags: Diversity ]
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GE0 347K, Gems and Gem Minerals, 1994 to 2006, Most Popular Final Exam Questions - GEM SYNTHESIS 1) What differentiates a synthetic gem from an imitation gem from a natural gem. 2) There exists, for some synthetic gems, a 100-fold difference in price for nearly identically appearing goods. One can, for example, pay a few dollars a carat or several hundred dollars a carat for a synthetic ruby. These price differences are not related to differences in size, color, clarity, weight, or any measurable differences in mineralogical properties. Price differences exist at the wholesale level and presumably are not an artifact of arbitrary pricing....   [tags: UTEXAS Geology Rocks Gems Minerals Test Tests] 1938 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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Inductive Knowledge Paradox - ... This is an important distinction because objects with seemingly no relevance to ravens are no longer making claims towards them, they are instead supporting the idea that if an object is not-black it does not fall under the category of raven, which as far as the evidence shows is true. The distinction between statements concerning independent objects and relevant logical truths is one that can be connected to the view of Carnap and conceptual frameworks. The problem Hempel’s solution seems to say towards Quine’s ideas concerning inductive reasoning is that there is a misunderstanding about what exactly the natural scientist and the logician are talking about....   [tags: Philosophy Reasoning]
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TPCASTT of The White Doe by Francesco Petrarch - TPCASTT of 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: White Doe Essays] 1590 words
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Artificial Intelligence - Artificial Intelligence "My name is Dorothy," said the girl, "and I am going to the Emerald City, to ask the Oz to send me back to Kansas."  "Where is the Emerald City?" he enquired; "and who is Oz?"  "Why, don't you know?" she returned in surprise.  "No, indeed; I don't know anything. You see, I am stuffed, so I have no brains at all," he answered, sadly.  "Oh," said Dorothy; "I'm awfully sorry for you."  "Do you think," he asked, "If I go to the Emerald City with you, that the great Oz would give me some brains?"  "I cannot tell you," she returned; "but you may come with me, if you like....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Prison Life - Prison Life Most people have no idea what it feels like to be in prison, statistically only one out of every five people will know what its like to be in prison. Approximately 1.4 million people out of the U.S.’s 280 million people are in prison. (Thomas, 2) The only reason people know about prisons is because of the media. The news, movies, and books all contribute to people's stereotypes about prisons. Prisoners receive three meals a day, workout facilities, a library, as well as other things....   [tags: criminal justice, research papers] 1917 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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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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Formalistic Approach to Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) - Formalistic Approach to Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) Ode to the Death of a Favourite Cat is a very interesting poem especially when you begin to break it down using the formalistic approach to literature. This poem at first glance could be taken as just another story about a cat that drowns trying to eat his prey, the goldfish. As we look more closely we realize that the poem has so many more meanings. The form of a poem is also a large component on the effectiveness. This poem has 7 stanzas with 6 lines in each....   [tags: Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat Essays] 627 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 the extra piece of pie for one of the children....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 490 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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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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Brandon - Ah, what a beautiful day it is. The skies are painted a royal shade of blue, the suns warm, radiant rays showering down brilliantly on the ground below. Cotton-like streaks of white clouds drift across the sky at a slow, calm pace. Flocks of Staravia and Starly fly overhead, coos filling the air as they give their wings the occasional flap to stay airborne. The starling pokemon aren't the only things up in the air today, and that would soon be noticed. The sound of a powerful engine roaring could be heard from afar, along with multiple propellers as their blades beat in their fast merry-go-round motion....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 937 words
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Scholarly Communication - The current age of digital information has brought many changes to our culture. We see clear evidence of this within the area of scholarly communication. These changes involve the significant increase in the amount of information that is available, the variety of the type of content included in scholarship, the dissemination process and the way scholars access and interact with this information. The academic library has traditionally strived to build collections, organize them for access and facilitate retrieval to support the research and teaching objectives of their students and faculty....   [tags: Educational Technology ]
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History Behind the Yellow Brick Road - ... We are still in the making.” He proved he truly believed that the nation was in progress, as he began reforms across the nation. President FDR became a figure that the public looked to for hope, optimism, encouragement, and overall, for a restoration of their confidence in their very own nation. Comprehending the historical time period of the 1930s in America can lead to one drawing several conclusions about the film. The film portrays many aspects of the time period. In the opening scene, the audience sees Dorothy in her hometown in Kansas....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - ... post 1896 political reality was that only the gold standard supporters could be elected to presidency.” (Dighe 3) Dighe also claims that the cyclone that hit Dorothy's home in Kansas symbolises how “... the political and economic world was shaken to its foundations by the financial panic of 1839 and the ensuing depression...” ( Dighe 3) Similar to the interpretation discussed by Marlene Targ Brill, Dighe believes that the Scarecrow Dorothy encounters depicts naive, American farmers struggling to make a living in the rapid expansion and increase of economics ....   [tags: Fantasy Literature, L. Frank Baum] 2585 words
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The Ants - A slow red sphere, pulsating with light and energy, rose across the hazy horizon; feeding the once dark and bleak island with colours, sound, and life. It was like an artist’s canvass slowly coming to life, as splashed the surface with colours and hues, and carefully put together his masterpiece. The island suddenly lit up as if someone had suddenly twisted the brightness knob on a television set, and flicked on the volume. The dark and mysterious trees and plants suddenly lit up with radiant joy, and I saw the finer detail of my surroundings in the brightness of the morning sun....   [tags: travel,] 696 words
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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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A Puerto Rican Paradise - I hike the steep, winding trail, a soft, fresh breeze tickling my face, filtered sunlight streaming through the thick foliage above me. As I journey through El Yunque National Park’s magnificent rainforest in Puerto Rico, towering, majestic, emerald-green trees build a leafy canopy over my head. I see a monstrous snail, a bright sheen on its beautiful tan-and-gray spiral shell. A bit later, I come to a small section of trampled ferns. An earthy, pungent scent fills my nose as I warily draw closer to examine the crushed green undergrowth....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 549 words
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Slain - Slain The monster roared, its fury sparked a thousand tongues of fire from its hide. With one almighty sweep it sent Ryanna’s father flying over the top of the volcano, the wind ceased, the spell failed, and the monster drew itself to its full one hundred feet once again. “NOOOOOOOO!” Ryanna’s mother screamed in agony and despair, and with a snarl that sounded more like a wolf than a woman, she dashed forwards, a shower of electricity falling around her. With a thrust of her arm and a word, she hurled a massive bolt of thunder at the monster....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 2313 words
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a fictional adventure/fantasy that was written by L. Frank Baum in 1965. L. Frank Baum was born near Chittenango, New York in 1856. Frank grew up with a heart condition so he couldn’t play physically like other children so he developed a creative side, so he decided to write stories. The setting of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was set in with a happy society with some upsetting problems. The story was set in the 1950’s, the story started in Kansas and then it moved into a wonderful place called Oz....   [tags: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz] 719 words
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Fantasy Story - Fantasy Story Deep in the City of Chic, on the plant of Decorous, there was a school named Ennui High School. At this school there was a very interesting girl named Bliss. Bliss had long wavy golden brown hair. She had big blue eyes that were on flawless snowy skin. Her lips were full, and they were always the perfect shade of soft crimson even without lipstick. Bliss just turned 17. She was doing well at school, but she really felt she was ready to get out of her old routine and see what else was out there....   [tags: essays papers] 2232 words
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Under The Spell - Under The Spell "The great advantage of having an ancestry like that of a mongrel dog is I have so many ancestral homes to go home to." We caught the ferry from Le Havre, France to Ireland, land of my ancestors. Every since I was a wee lad, my mind has been used as a canvas by every Irishman who has been displaced from the Emerald Isle. A picture of quaintness bordering upon myth. Cute I thought it would be, but never as much as the tourist hype I had read. I donned my suit of armor constructed of cynicism, forged by age....   [tags: Creative Writing Short Stories Traveling Essays] 4953 words
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LAOS NATION REPORT - Introduction My country is Laos. It is a small, poor country in Southeast Asia. The population is about five million. It is 91,400 square miles and the officail language is Lao but french and english is only spoken for buisness purposes mainly. The currency is Kip. Human beings began living in the present territory of Laos more than 10,000 years ago. Stone tools and skulls were discovered in the Huaphan and Luang Prabang provinces. They did carbon dating on these artifacts and test say there around 10,000 years old....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Watership Down Vs. the Wonderful Wizard of Oz - The Wizard of Oz and Watership Down are both saturated with religious symbolism. Richard Adams and L. Frank Baum both take contemporary society's notion of allegorical relativity and transform it into episodic depictions via methodical personification. In Adams case, he uses rabbits. On the other hand, with the exception of Dorothy, Baum uses a Tin Man, a Scarecrow, a Lion, and a cast of other non-human creatures to create a world that is govern by laws and standards similar to those that we as humans govern ourselves by....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 651 words
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The Truth Within a Myth - The Truth Within a Myth Sir Thomas Malory described a small fraction of the myth surrounding the Holy Grail, in his book, Le Morte D'Arthur. In the "The Sangreal", Sir Malory gives an in depth account of The Knights of the Round Table's quest for the ever famous gilded cup. However, the tale of the Holy Grail does not begin nor end there. Within Christianity the form of the Grail is debatable, and throughout society the truth of the Grail is questionable. In Le Morte D'Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory describes a quest in which the Knights of the Round Table search and fight for the Holy Grail....   [tags: Papers] 1166 words
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Green Flash from the Sun - Many think it's just a myth. Others think it is true but its cause isn't known. Adventurers pride themselves on having seen it. It's a green flash from the Sun. The truth is the green flash does exist and its cause is well understood. Just as the setting Sun disappears completely from view, a last glimmer appears startlingly green. The effect is typically visible only from locations with a low, distant horizon, and lasts just a few seconds. A green flash is also visible for a rising Sun, but takes better timing to spot....   [tags: weather sunset] 2014 words
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Relationship between the Individual and Nature in The Open Boat - Relationship between the Individual and Nature in "The Open Boat"         From the beginning, the four characters in the aftermath of a shipwreck do not know "the colour of the sky" but all of them know "the colours of the sea."  This opening strongly suggests the symbolic situations in which human beings are located in the universe.  The sky personifies the mysterious, inconceivable cause of reality , which humans cannot understand, and the sea symbolizes the earthy, mundane phenomenon, which humans are supposed to perceive.  The symbolic picture generated by the above conflict implies the overall relationship between the individual and nature.   In fact, the daily life of human beings is at the mercy of the uncontrollable waves of the sea; while, at the same time, the essential part of reality remains unknown to feeble, helpless humans....   [tags: Open Boat Essays] 553 words
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A Day in the Forest - A Day in the Forest It was a calm, overcast day, and I found myself resting at the side of a large oak tree, admiring the beauty of the woods that surrounded me. The sunless sky covered the woods over the treetops which created a canopy over my head. The crimson and auburn foliage was a magnificent sight, as this was the season known as Fall. There was a gentle breeze, creating the single sound of rustling leaves. The leaves appeared as though they were dying to fall out of the tree and join their companions on the forest floor....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays] 466 words
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Bubonic Plague - The History and the Present State of the Bubonic Plague The Bubonic Plague got it's name because of the symptoms of the disease. Bubonic plague causes swollen lymph nodes, called buboes. These swollen lymph nodes are found in the groin area, which is "boubon" in Latin (Discovery).This disease became known as a "plague" because of its huge fatality rate throughout time. Bubonic plague was also known as the "Black Death" in Medieval times. This is because the dried blood under the skin turns black....   [tags: essays research papers] 458 words
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The Vampire Lestat and the Problem of Eternal Damnation - The problem or question of what it means to be damned is difficult to understand at the best of times, it is however all the more difficult when the subject in question is a vampire. How does a vampire that has developed God-like powers and whose only way to survive is to take human life, redeem themselves in the eyes of God. This is not really an issue for Lestat; as for the majority of the Vampire Chronicles he believes himself to be a form of God. With every life that Lestat takes he is committing a mortal sin, the gravest form of sin and he does so with full knowledge and consent....   [tags: American Literature] 3602 words
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Comparison of Poetry of a Different Culture - Comparison of Poetry of a Different Culture We live in a society where culture and identity are very important. Culture is the distinctive practices and beliefs of a society. Culture is all about where we live, our language, the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the celebrations we celebrate and the things we value. Many people who live in poorer countries move over to the bigger cities were there are more jobs and money. Many people end up living in a place they don't know. In English we have studied five poems from another culture, which was Jamaica....   [tags: Papers] 1216 words
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The Study of Communication in English Advertisements - Advertisements are forms of communication in which companies, businesses and organisations attempt to persuade and manipulate a particular spectrum of the public to purchase certain products or to behave in a particular manner. Modern advertisements have evolved to become less about product information and more focused on targeting personal emotions by using images, olfactory detail, language and false pressure. Through these techniques, advertisements assure consumers satisfaction, improvement of their mundane lives and an immediate fix to any apparent deficiencies....   [tags: Marketing, Advertising] 1101 words
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Creative Writing: The Midnight Theft - As the sun slowly settled, darkness began to overcome the Earth. Sickness—had come. The sickness slowly but readily crept into each home. It was the Midnight Theft. The destructive plague stole during midnight—it stole lives. Deep in the heart of Tukenasville, people were dying, and the whole country was beginning to perish. The flowers withered as they bloomed. The mountain peaks crumbled under steer weight. Animals fled to holes to live out the final moments of their life. People were distraught, and chaos was invading every planet in the macrocosm....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1577 words
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The Pedagogy of E-learning - III. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY A qualitative approach was adopted involving two principal data collection methods; a thorough and systematic review literature and in-depth interviews on critical pedagogical approaches, technologies supporting those pedagogies and management of learning resources with e-learning providers. Reasons for adopting detailed interviews are as follows: First, interviews are appropriate to examine the extent to which the critical factors identified from literature and empirical studies are practiced....   [tags: methodology] 2432 words
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