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Confusion and Instable Emotions in Poetry - In this essay I shall be identifying the comparisons and contrasting the differences between the following six poems which I have read and analysed in my English lessons. ‘Havisham’ (Duffy), ‘The Laboratory’ (Browning), ‘November’ (Armitage), ‘Stealing’ (Duffy), ‘On My First Sonne’ (Johnson) and ‘Education for Leisure’ (Duffy). I will discuss how each poem has connotations of death and express violence through powerful use of language, structure and imagery. I will go into depth on why the characters behave the way in which they do, what they blame it on and why they hold this accountable....   [tags: poetry, emotions,] 2507 words
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Bishop's Inner Emotions in Poetry - Approaching a topic as broad as loss can be a simple step; however, translating one's own attitude and perspective of the common experience can be a complex idea to communicate without a clear and organized transition between thoughts. Bishop's ability to craft this poem about such a variable and poignant concept with the lucidity and emphasis with which she does is evident in her unique use of language and structure. The most obvious thread throughout Bishop's poem is her clever and rhythmical use of repetition....   [tags: Bishop, poetry, emotions,] 552 words
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Emotions: From Birth to Old Age by Richard Spilsbury - ... I think that I achieved my learning goal “To learn about the different parts of the brain and how emotions are made” as I not only learnt how this happens, but I have also learnt how emotions affect the different parts of the brain and how both parts of the question relate to each other. My product goal of creating a model brain (with a poster) I think was well achieved, as my model brain turned out to be the right shape, looked realistic, and the whole product was very informative and interesting....   [tags: introverts, extroverts, emotions]
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Correspondence Between Vocal and Musical Emotion - Throughout history and across cultures, language and music prevail as defining characteristics of humanity. This unique status as species-specific traits has inevitably prompted a great deal of cross-domain comparisons, and much research has gone into identifying both similarities and differences between the two systems (Patel 2008: 3). Intonation, or “speech melody”, has been hailed as “the point at which language and music meet” (Bolinger 1972: 261). A frequently discussed yet under researched aspect of this affiliation is the expression and communication of emotion....   [tags: Emotions] 2313 words
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Emotions and The Brain - Everyone has emotions. Some people may have a lack of emotions but because of the hundreds of different emotions, everyone has at least a couple of emotions. Why do these emotions occur. How are they processed through the brain and then shown by our facial expressions or the way we hold our bodies. Our brains are made to watch for threats and rewards (Emotions and the Brain). When either one is detected the feeling region of the brain alerts the body through the release of chemical messages. Emotions are the product of these chemical messages....   [tags: Anatomy, hormones, Adrenaline]
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The Nature of Emotions - In his 1798 book Lyrical Ballads, whom he co-authored with Samuel Coleridge, William Wordsworth described poetry as a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Cooksey). Both Wordsworth and Coleridge were pioneers of the Romantic Movement which stressed the importance of expressing emotions, particularly through poetry. Nature was a key element for the Romantic movement. Romanticism encouraged exploration of feelings and many poets used nature as an inspiration for their thoughts. Another important aspect was the idea of intuition over reason....   [tags: Lyrical Ballad, William Wordsworth]
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Emotions in Dreams - Introduction Sleep is an essential need for all human beings across all cultures. Throughout history, various religions and societies have tried to interpret what dreams during unconscious sleep really mean. Are they really prophetic messages or windows into a hidden compartment of the mind. And what are our brains doing during sleep. Are our emotions in dreams the same as emotions in a conscious, awake state. Does the brain process the emotion as a real “feeling” or is it just an illusion our brain creates to make the stories of dreams more realistic....   [tags: Sleep, Dreaming, Experiments]
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music and emotions - How can different types of music affect people’s emotions. Music has many different ways to affect people. In some ways, it is good for the body both physically and mentally. In other ways, people think it is nice to listen to. More detailed, music has personalities, which can express what people feel. There are many observations involving different ways to express human emotions. Emotions are very interesting things, especially when they involve music. Music can have many personalities, affect people’s emotions, and be used as therapy....   [tags: music] 1411 words
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Pleasure of Emotions - Pleasure of Emotions On The Pleasure of Hating by William Hazlitt he reaches out to an audience of the Romance Era in Great Britain to argue his belief that emotions are ever changing (save for the emotion of hatred). Whereas the emotion of hate is therapeutic and everlasting for the human mind. According to Hazlitt his hatred is the result of politics, religions, and the aristocracy of Great Britain. Ultimately, what Hazlitt hates most is that he did not have enough hate. I believe Hazlitt wrote this piece to reveal the pleasures of hatred is in itself the pleasure of realism, sophistication and self-esteem to his peers of the Romantic Era to point out to them life is not always a soirée...   [tags: Literary Review] 514 words
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Revenge and Emotions - In the world today, many people face family problems every single day, but there are few people who face adversities as tough as those in William Shakespeare’s plays. Coping with family problems can cause a person to do vile things to themselves as well as to others. Shakespeare’s famous play revolves around revenge, which is the desire to do harm in return for a wrong. His play shows how the loss of loved ones can affect people. He builds up the idea that people do harmful things through anger rather than reasoning....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1385 words
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Emotions - Universal or A Learned Phenomenon - This essay concerns emotions and controversial arguments based on whether emotions are universal or a learned phenomenon. Most of the research in to cross cultural Psychology surround their attention on the biological aspect of emotions as being the primary source of the occurrence of emotions and has been the subject of numerous studies. However, culture is also known to affect and provoke emotional experiences. This essay will discuss the position of emotions from a Universalist view and from a cultural view....   [tags: Psychology]
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Teaching Children to Express Their Emotions - Every single person goes through life experiencing similar obstacles. Learning how to ride a bike or maybe losing a tooth. Through the ups and downs people learn wisdom or gain an insight to the world around. Sometime it can be told whether the wisdom is to be shared among friends or remain within. Emotions are one of those obstacles. Young children lack the understanding for the complexity of the world around them. Even worse, parents are lacking the proper techniques and skills needed to teach their children how to control their emotions....   [tags: Vicious Cycle, Self Control]
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Internal Reason and the Emotions - The greatest human challenge is to try and understand oneself. To understand oneself is to understand why we have feelings, how we interact within ourselves, what is actually occurring in our internal psychological conflicts, and if our thoughts are rational in comparison to our feelings. An internal psychological conflict can come down to just the simple decision between what is right and what is wrong. The ancients describe this as “what I think is best” versus “what I really want and desire to do right now”....   [tags: Aristotle, Stoic Views]
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Authors Playing With Our Emotions - Authors Playing With Our Emotions in Robert Frost’s “The Fear”, Chuck Palahniuk’s “Speaking Bitterness”, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”, and Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” Some authors are very clever in the way they toy with our emotions. It is not uncommon to find yourself giggling at a story while simultaneously realizing you probably should not be laughing at something that is actually quite gruesome. These mixed emotions are stressful for a reader, and this anxiety is an author’s way of creating paranoia....   [tags: The Fear, Speaking Bitterness]
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The ability to express emotions - ... There is a correlation between calming music and concentration because it helps the brain relax of all unnecessary activity. By reducing external disturbances, there is a greater opportunity for students to focus. Their attention span can focus on the academics being taught because there is nothing else distracting it at the current moment. Apart from positively influencing the academic advancement of children with special needs, music in school has also helped children of normal learning capacities strengthen their self esteem in different areas of their lives....   [tags: music, inspiration, emotional balance]
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The Society of Televised Emotions - The Society of Televised Emotions Ralph Waldo Emerson’s transcendental ideals in the 19th century were radical, yet not sensationalistic. Much of his essays and poems were proclamations on how humans needed to commune with the natural world. Emerson’s ideals of embracing nature with both arms had been diluted in the current day to viewing nature with a remote control on an animal show on television. Nowadays in the 21st century, humans have become accustomed to quantifying personal values through detached experiences....   [tags: Transcendentalists]
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The Complex Emotions of Hamlet - In “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark,” by the legendary playwright William Shakespeare, the titular character possesses numerous personality traits. Some of his qualities are admirable, others are inexcusable, and others still are understandable. Hamlet is a complex man; thus, throughout the story he experiences and expresses several emotions and opinions. Throughout the play, Hamlet remains in a depressive state (Cavus, par. 2). It would appear the cause of his broken emotional state is his father’s recent death and his mother’s marriage to his uncle, Claudius....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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My Life, My Emotions - ... During these times, I have no idea what to do. “I don’t know what’s worth fighting for/ Or why I have to scream (Park lines 11-12) This theme is a huge part of my life now, and if I don’t reign control over it soon, Stress will control me. Another emotion that has a positive effect over me is Ambition. The poem “The Road Not Yet Taken” by Robert Frost best represents this emotion and part of the theme of my life. When I’m ambitious, I get a lot of things done and I shoot for higher and better goals....   [tags: Essay About Myself]
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Gender Differences and Emotions - Coexistence between men and women is not impossible or always difficult. However, problems arise when there is an expectation or automatic assumption of what the opposite sex will think or feel about any given situation. Acceptance of each other without trying to change the other to suit our own personal need is by far the simplest way to achieve a harmonious relationship. The challenge we face today is in accepting and recognizing the differences between men and women; and when possible find the humor in those differences....   [tags: Gender] 1699 words
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Poetry: Emotions in Words - Poetry is an art form of expression and emotions through words. It encompasses the writer’s mood and point of view about a certain idea. Two poems that demonstrate the use of emotions in words are “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou, and “A Dream within a Dream”, by Edgar Allan Poe. Both of these poets are very important in the literary field even though their ways of writing contrast each other. Angelou is a revolutionist who is known around the world for her astounding stories of racism, family, and overcoming adversity....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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The Swirls Of Emotions - Emotions can be classified, according to your personal experience, into three different categories: happiness, sadness, and anger. First of all, there is happiness. Happiness has no limits, for it can be felt at any time, any place and to any person. It cannot be hunted for; it is not obvious, but inscrutable. Happiness is realized by understanding one's self, which is completely a personal experience. For instance, a person may find happiness in one thing, whereas someone else may in another. Happiness is what we let it be, and even though carry the abilty to let ourselves be happy, we rarely do....   [tags: essays research papers] 378 words
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Nonconceptuality and the Emotions - Nonconceptuality and the Emotions I present an argument for the existence of nonconceptual states. A nonconceptual state is an intentional state which does not require the bearer to possess all requisite concepts in order to represent the state. I frame the debate by outlining two constraints that an argument for nonconceptuality should meet. First, successful argument must present a platitude of concepts and illustrate that there are intentional states which both actually violate this platitude (the empirical constraint) and explain behavior independently of conceptual states (the robustness constraint)....   [tags: Conceptuality Psychology Papers]
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The Emotions of Fear - The Emotions of Fear Fear is defined as an emotion that is bought on by a threat to an individual's well-being. This is often expressed as anxiety and elicits a reaction in which an individual will choose to 'fight or flight'. A phobia is an intense fear of something specific e.g. an animal or a situation. The reaction towards a phobic stimulus is often irrational and is very often followed by an intense anxiety response. Many psychologists have researched these aspects of human emotions and in this investigation the researcher's aim is to find out how fear correlates to the negative description of an animal....   [tags: Papers] 642 words
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Communication Icons: Emoticons - Since 1982, emoticons and smileys have gone from an adorable glyph to convey human emotions to a communication icon. Whether you are adept in using text emoticons and smileys or use computer generated emotion icons, these characters are a communication tool beloved by this technologically based society. Virtually every country has its own set of descriptive emotion icons. Whether Mexican or Japanese, there are hundreds of delightful characters to express emotion and enhance the electronic written word....   [tags: human emotions, graphical image, pop culture] 1105 words
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How Important are Emotions in Human Cognition? - For many people, they live their lives based on emotions. Emotions of happiness, love, success, and many more, could possibly be the most satisfying feelings. Except we commonly experience unpleasant emotions. There are emotions of anger, hatred, sadness, and disgrace. A very important question in the understanding of the human mind and highly related to cognitive science, is how do these emotions affect human cognition and the impact on our abilities to be rational. To tackle this question, we need to understand what emotions are, but not solely in the manner we are all familiar with, we need to understand them from a cognitive nature involving our physiology, psychology, and environment....   [tags: Rational Decisions, Emotional Stability]
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Positive Psychology: The Effects of Positive Emotions - Positive psychology describes the effects a positive attitude can have on one’s enjoyment of a situation, people, and life as whole. If one is able to find something good about every situation they encounter, then their overall life experience will be positive. It explains that one’s mindset determines the outcome of a situation, including how well they get along with people around them. Positive emotions are capable of changing not only one's outlook on life, but also their life as a whole. By viewing every situation in a positive way stress can be reduced, and both physical and mental discomfort will be limited....   [tags: positivism, physical therapy, mental illness]
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Unspoken Mottled Emotions - Unspoken Mottled Emotions The decision process for choosing life over death can be very complex. However, choices and its consequences will eventually manifest. While it may appear the American has decided in favor of the abortion, the conversation continually goes back and forth in undertones. The question posed in this situation is whether Jig has total control to decide autonomously to have an abortion. In Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants”, the short story describes an American man and a girl traveling to Madrid to have an abortion....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 842 words
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The Things They Carried: Emotions Are Not A Sign Of Weakness - Regardless of whatever the situation may be if a man's will power is strong enough he will definitely prevail. "I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail... the poet's voice need not merely be the record of the man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.” William Faulkner’s speech in 1950 talks about the importance of emotions that man carries all throughout the difficult predicaments in life, all in which they surpass one after another, and Faulkner’s speech also talks about how a poet’s duty is to record all of the memorable moments of the life of man that are sometimes incomprehendable....   [tags: The things they carried, Tim O’Brien ] 852 words
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The Universal Expressions of Emotion - This literature review will aim to discuss the universality of facial expressions of emotion drawing up points from a biological social and psychological view. Focusing on the debate of whether universal facial expressions of emotion exist through the biological perspective and if they don’t through a social perspective. As a result the biological and social perspective will be both merged to clarify the presence of certain universal expressions or emotion and the absence of others. Thus touching upon Charles Darwin’s theory, an anthropological cultural perspective, studies with blind children, and a study on mirco-expression and corpse muscles and finally language as a limitation....   [tags: literary analysis, emotions]
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Stained Glass Art: Visual Emotions - Stained glass window artists capture not only artistic techniques, but architectural methods as well to construct their works of art. These techniques have subsisted for thousands of years and have survived through multiple cultures. Colors, patterns, and scenes draw an emotional response out of a viewer as well as portray a visual interpretation of a story, scripture, or moment in time. In order to completely comprehend the extent of the art and architecture of a stained glass window, an individual must first have knowledge of a stained glass window’s origin....   [tags: Art]
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What are Emotions? - What are Emotions. What are emotions and do they affect those we relate to in our daily lives. Webster’s Dictionary describes emotions as an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, or the like is experienced. One can easily see emotions are a strong surge of feelings. These feelings could be happy, sorrowful, joyful, and anxious. You know these feelings and have probably experienced them all from time to time. Different situations will affect our emotions and cause them to change, but can our emotions affect the people that surround us....   [tags: Psychology Emotional Essays] 845 words
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Food: Enhancing People’s Emotions - ... This shows the inner emotions of Pedro towards Tita. Additionally when Tita prepares her ‘Chabela wedding cake’ on Pedro’s marriage, she was crying because she was getting separated from him. So, while preparing the food, her tears fell in cake. After eating that cake, everyone felt sick. Her feelings were expressed to everyone through her tears (pg.39). Chencha did not want to see Tita helpless so she prepared an ox-tail dish for Tita because she had a firm-belief in it and offered her. When she tasted the soup, her senses started working again (Pg.-123)....   [tags: food recipes, cooking, kitchen]
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Emotions in Music - ... The contrasts in dynamics, harmony, and varied rhythm are prevalent in Vivaldi’s music (Smith, Carlson 27). Like most Baroque composers, Vivaldi composed for specific occasions (Smith, Carlson 28). Vivaldi’s music possesses the ability to move the listener. For example, his concerto, The Four Seasons, allows the listener to hear the bird songs of Spring, the heat of the Summer, the wild hunting season of Fall, and the cold weather and warm fireside of the Winter (Pogue, Speck 21). For thirty-five years, Vivaldi taught violin at the Ospedale della Pieta, literally meaning, “Mercy Hospital,” (Pogue, Speck 20)....   [tags: baroque music era, god]
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Wuthering Heights - childs emotions vs. adult emotions - Child Emotions vs. Adult Emotions All appearances said that Catherine Linton was as grown up as she could be, she was married and quite past the age when one is considered an adult. But, if one would look just a little farther, they could see that in all her rebelliousness she is maintaining a carefully constructed façade, created to look adult while she spends hours of time dreaming about the childhood that she wished would last forever. When we first see Catherine enter Nelly’s story she selfishly wanted the gift that her father promised her despite the fact that her father had gone out of his was to help a little boy that was all alone in the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 813 words
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Critical Analysis of Mrs. Mallard's Emotions in The Story of an Hour - Write a critical analysis of any aspect of "The Story of an Hour" which you found of interest and significance. Kate Chopin's `The Story of an Hour' is a short yet complex piece describing the feelings of Mrs Mallard. This story is overflowing with symbolism and imagery. The most prominent theme here is the longing for freedom. Chopin focuses on unfolding the emotional state of Mrs Mallard which can be separated into three stages: quickly moving to grief, through a sense of newfound freedom, and finally into the despair of the loss of that freedom....   [tags: American Literature Kate Chopin Emotion Mallard] 677 words
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Adolescents and the Structure of Negative Emotions - Adolescents and the Structure of Negative Emotions This study observes nonclinical adolescents for the structure of negative emotions. These negative emotions include: fear, anxiety, and depression. Negative emotions have always been best understood in separate components. The pre-existing model categorizes symptoms of anxiety and depression into three groups: The first group includes general symptoms, which are nonspecific; the second group is made up of symptoms of somatic arousal and tension that are exclusive to anxiety; and the third group contains symptoms of anhedonia that are unique to depression....   [tags: Papers] 667 words
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Emotions Seen In "of Mice And Men" - Emotions Seen in "Of Mice and Men" This essay will deal with the way emotions were used in the story of "Of Mice and Men". Not only friendship and loyalty between George and Lennie. Faith, hope, charity, love, hate, jealousy and indifference are among the other emotions that develops during the story between them and the other characters, and that shows us Steinbeck's way of character definition. In the beginning of the story, we think that everything between George and Lennie is a big friendship, but even them show other emotions during the story....   [tags: essays research papers] 458 words
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Emotions - Emotions *Missing Works Cited* Emotions are inferred states of overt behaviors exhibited after stimulus presentation. When stimulated, a peripheral neuron changes cell polarization causing the cell to fire and send a signal to the brain. Once received in the brain, the signal is processed for its meaning. From an evolutionary perspective, human and non-human behaviors are selected only if they are functionally adaptive and provide the individual with reproductive advantages. Emotional expressions are considered part of an individual's behavior repertoire....   [tags: Papers] 368 words
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The Power of Emotions in Shakespeare's Othello - Emotions have some control over our actions. However, there are other factors that influence what we do. In the play Othello though, emotions have way more power over the characters' actions. For example, the actions committed by characters consumed by love are greatly amplified. Another example of this is that the characters in the play that are consumed by jealousy go to far greater lengths than one normally would to quench their thirst for vengeance. The last instance that proves this is that the actions of characters overcome by despair are based solely on their hopelessness....   [tags: essays research papers] 1340 words
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Article Analysis: Emotions and Choices by Robert C. Solomon - ... To use Solomon's example of the loss of a vehicle, it can be shown that the choice of being angry at the situation (the voluntary feeling) fits all for aspects of Solomon's argument. Firstly, feeling anger at the loss of a vehicle, is the feeling being experienced by an individual. This is distinct from the emotion felt which is brought on due to the negative event occurring, possibly for a more complex reason than the face value of the negative situation. To further elaborate, Solomon uses the distinction between warrant and worth.4 Warrant determines what makes one angry (the stolen vehicle) and represents a feeling, whereas worth the conscious decision made by an individual on whether...   [tags: feelings, reasoning, rational, anger]
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Catherine A. Lutz - Unnatural Emotions - ”Yes, it’s only Reservation Blues but I like it:” On the Connection between Christian and Native Religions One of the most interesting aspects of the anthropological study of Catherine A. Lutz, entitled Unnatural Emotions, is that the author applies the same sort of intense self-examination to her own project as an anthropologist amongst the Ifaluk as she does to the Ifaluk themselves. Every individual at some point in his or her own life has been confronted with the surprise, after all, that someone seems ‘exactly like me.’ Or, conversely, one is shocked how another human animal, possessing roughly the same physical attributes of one’s genus and species as one’s self, could behave in suc...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Changing Conceptions About What Emotion is - ... In the late 19th century and early 20th century, when biological measurements were routine, neuroscience was flourishing, and psychology and sociobiology become popular, development of modern science and technology provided more approaches to researching human emotion as well as possibility of breaking through for anthropologists, ethicists and psychologist. For example, a famous experiment using laboratory rats that took place at the University of Iowa in the 1950s indicates that after experiencing electric shock following light and buzzer several times, the rats had much greater physical reaction to loud sound following light and buzzer than rats who experienced nothing after light and...   [tags: confucian philosophy,aristotle,human emotions]
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Lost Innocence and Buried Emotions - Lost Innocence and Buried Emotions Have you ever had a special relationship with a sibling or spouse. Henry and Lyman did in the “Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich. They grew up on an Indian reservation in Minnesota and were the first ones to own a convertible, which allowed them to leave the reservation and experience life outside of it. That summer they grew close as they traveled from Minnesota to the Little Knife River in North Dakota, eventually finding themselves on the Rocky Boy Reservation in Montana: “We went places in that car, me and Henry....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Emotions in O Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman - ... The amphibrach that breaks loose from the iambic meter gives reader an idea of how important the captain is and the people who are anxiously waiting for his arrival after the captain's heroic battle. The sound device used by Whitman creates an atmosphere which manifestly describes his attachment with Abraham Lincoln. Whitman effectively uses repetition to convey his sorrow feeling of losing a great heroic personality. The quote that he uses, expresses his feelings of shock for the captain’s sudden death....   [tags: abraham lincoln assassination, patriotic attitude]
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The Range of Emotions in the Novel “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathanial Hawthorne - Nathanial Hawthorne, the author of The Scarlet Letter, provoked many emotions throughout his entire novel. The emotions ranged from grief to anticipation. Each character played an important role in the novel and I believe that each character evoked a different emotion in the reader. Three of the characters in which Nathanial Hawthorne demonstrates this are Hester Prynne, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale and their daughter Pearl. Hester Prynne, the main character of the novel, was a courageous and honorable person; even though, what she had been known for wasn’t such an admirable deed....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 525 words
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Two of the Strongest Emotions A person can Feel - ... So love is a chemical addiction that keeps up reproduction and the continuation of a species. The primary "template" that makes up why we fall in love are appearance, personality, and pheromones. There are believed to be three stages of love lust, attraction, and attachment. Lust is what we feel when we first desire to feel love and is associate with the "love" you feel at first sight. Attraction is what comes after the initial stage of lust and is when couples spend time getting to know each other....   [tags: relationships, love, hate, oxytocin]
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How Memory and Hearing are Linked and thus Influence Emotions - Specific emotions, registered through previous experiences and thoughts, are triggered when a situation or atmosphere resembles or is akin to a memory from the past. Hearing is saved in one’s memory mostly together with the linked setting and happening. When a certain sound is heard, it can directly relate to what one has experienced or seen with that sound in the past and can bring up certain feelings. Childhood is a time of life that represents innocence and happiness. Composed of lively rhythms, most people have memories of singing children’s songs at kindergartens or child cares with peers they first start calling friends....   [tags: deja vu, science, senses, psychology] 554 words
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Kino's Emotions in Steinbeck’s Novel, The Pearl - A small twist of fate can destroy the life of an individual. Kino, a Mexican, pearl diver, is in desperate need of help when his baby, Coyotito, is stung by a scorpion. Kino feels his only hope is to find a pearl beautiful enough to sell. His dream comes true when he discovers a magnificent pearl one morning. At first the discovery of the pearl can be looked upon as not only a miracle but also a life saver. Throughout the novel it becomes apparent the pearl is no where close to a miracle. Kino’s life becomes a struggle with many decisions that have to be made....   [tags: Character Analysis, Analytical Essay] 579 words
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Three Ways that a Manager can Cope with Negative Emotions - ... The meeting should be held in the morning and early in the week. This allows the person to immediately begin focusing on their job search process and avoid brooding over be terminated and thinking of themselves as a victim. People are fresher and better equipped to deal with adversity and stress earlier in the day (Unattributed, 2012). Employees are inclined to be tired at the end of the day, thus more likely to react combatively to a termination notification. During the meeting, the discussion should be direct and brief....   [tags: honesty, transparency, layoffs]
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Representation of Nature and Emotions in Romanticism - Romanticism is a philosophical and artistic movement of the eighteenth and nineteenth century that marked a change in the emotional core of literature, philosophy, art, religion, and politics in reaction on the enlightenment. It is a contrast to neo-classicism characterized by the predominance of imagination over reason and formal rules, the love of nature —nature is good; cities are harmful to humans—, the power of individual, an interest in human rights, sentimentality, childhood innocence, the revolutionary spirit and melancholy....   [tags: Romanticism Essays]
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