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Playground Safety - Kids love to play outside with their outdoor toys, because that is their job. The job of the parents is to ensure that diligent attention is paid to the children at play. The National Program for Playground Safety has reported that inadequate supervision contributed to about 40 percent of all playground injuries. Swing set safety guidelines have been developed to guide parents, childcare providers and school officials to the best measures to prevent accidents on playground equipment. In addition to supervision, the child should be instructed on how to play safely, and the caregiver should ensure that the child is wearing appropriate play clothes and sturdy shoes....   [tags: Children's Health] 480 words
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Pain on the Playground - Pain on the Playground On one fateful evening, in the summer of 2001, an incident occurred that would scar me for life. At the beginning of the day, the routine was as normal as any other day. I would get up, climb out of bed, head into the kitchen, enjoy a bowl of cereal, put on my sneakers, and head across the street to the playground. As I entered the playground that day, I was totally oblivious to what was about to transpire. Until this summer evening, pain was only a four letter word in my mind....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 992 words
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The Playground Of The Gods - The Playground of The Gods Cathy Spellman's, The Playground of The Gods is an exuberant novel which deals with murder in a remote tropical paradise but can further be read as an illustration of man's ignorance and invasion of nature. "Do it big, or stay in bed."( Larry Kelly). These are words that Thoros Gagarian lives by. He is one of the wealthiest men in the world and when picking his private paradise, only one place on earth could serve his needs and fantasies. This place is Mora Utu-The playground of the Gods-a green jewel in the placid blue expanse of the South Pacific, the most luxurious and seductive private preserve anywhere on the planet....   [tags: essays research papers] 411 words
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A Playground for Children of All Abilities - Children laugh and run as the sun beats down on them. Parents push their kids on the swings, and children take turns on the slide. One child falls down and runs crying to his mother. A typical day at most any playground, but this is no ordinary playground. This is the Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Play Park, a playground "for children of all abilities that allows for physical as well as mental development" (Always Dream Play Park). Kristi Yamaguchi was born with a club foot, which inspired her to start the Always Dream Foundation in 1996....   [tags: Child Development] 1159 words
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Personal Narrative- Playground Memory - Personal Narrative- Playground Memory Looking back on a childhood filled with events and memories, I find it rather difficult to pick on that leaves me with the fabled “warm and fuzzy feelings.” As the daughter of an Air Force Major, I had the pleasure of traveling across America in many moving trips. I have visited the monstrous trees of the Sequoia National Forest, stood on the edge of the Grande Canyon and have jumped on the beds at Caesar’s Palace in Lake Tahoe. However, I have discovered that when reflecting on my childhood, it is not the trips that come to mind, instead there are details from everyday doings; a deck of cards, a silver bank or an ice cream flavor....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 398 words
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Playground Payback - Original Essay - Playground Payback - Original Essay In the far hills of North Carolina, there was a school called Blue Creek Elementary. It was half a century old, and you could definitely tell. The yellow stained walls of the classrooms had marks from play dough and crayon. The chalk board was cloudy with dust from a thousand words before. The smell of each room was basically the same, chalk clappers and weak tea, and the colour of autumn leaves was present throughout the year. It was January 2002....   [tags: Papers] 3077 words
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Resolving Arguments on the Playground - Resolving Arguments on the Playground "If you want the fuckin' ball, come and get it!" Those enticingly intelligent words from Sean Kelly, a husky sixth grader, brought me my first taste of how arguments get settled on the playground. Actually it was going to be less of a taste and more like four courses and dessert. I was a small fourth grader, weighing in at a willowy eighty-five pounds. I was also still considered a "new kid." I had arrived in Somerville, Massachusetts just one year prior, coming from Brussels, Belgium....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1275 words
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College Should Not be a Playground - College Should Not be a Playground University students today have it pretty good. At decent-sized schools, students have access to any number of low-cost services that civilians would donate organs for. We get gyms and fitness centers for free or close to it. We have computer labs, lounges and more clubs and societies arriving every semester. With little or no fees, on-campus coffee bars and pick-up basketball games make traveling into the real world increasingly ludicrous. Sure, we pay more in tuition rates to help off set the cost, but college students these days shouldn't sweat the bill's bundled-in activity fees - it's simply worth it to fork over a little extra cash for the added convenience....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 918 words
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The Devil’s Playground - The Devil’s Playground Slowly the snow drifted along the sidewalks and streets as he strolled down his own path. Following no particular way but his own, he traveled. Knowing not his destination but only his outcome. His ideas were changed, his beliefs were diminished to that of nothing and his perception of reality was turned upside down. All he knew now was himself and that of his tendencies. His own nature was the only real and raw thing that he was able to hang on to. A life of mistreatment and abuse, his last actions displayed his true feelings....   [tags: Devil Religious Beliefs Creative Writing Essays] 3943 words
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The Rise and Fall of King David the Playground Tyrant - “Move it you fat cow,” demanded the little boy behind me. Most onlookers would have noted that the speaker was not exactly in a position to criticize a classmate’s weight as he was not lean in any way, but no one would dare challenge the class bully. “Just shut up, David!” I exclaimed, raising my voice to the shrill pitch only a nine-year-old girl can achieve, my tightened fists shaking. A barrage of superbly rude words flew out of his mouth, but verbal assault was nothing new to me. In previous months, David had made sure that I was well experienced in receiving abuse....   [tags: Personal Experience] 847 words
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From Playground to Cyberspace: Does the Internet Encourage Bullying? - ... One reason it is on the rise is because the number of kids using the Internet makes it the preferred way to communicate. For example, anyone can get a Web-based e-mail account, make up a screen name, and post comments with little consequence; it gives them the illusion of anonymity. Cyberbullying is also popular because it is easy instant gratification which makes the online world a dangerous place for teens. Teens can get back and forth threatening one another almost instantaneously whenever the feeling strikes them....   [tags: Violence , technology, Cyberbullying]
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Halloween: Family fun or Satan’s Playground? - ... We also decorate with bats, because the bonfires attracted insects, which then entice the bats (Schaadt, The Vindicator). We also decorate with the fruits of our labors, coupled with items that are abundant during this fall celebration. Some of these customary items are: apples, pumpkins, haystacks, scare crows and falling leaves. As immigrants came to America they may not have had a lot of possessions, but they were able to bring with them, their traditions. One such custom, that the Irish and Scottish brought were the carving out of turnips or beets to use them as lanterns....   [tags: Halloween Argumentative]
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Recreational Property Negligence - M E M O R A N D U M TO: FROM: DATE: RE: Cole Gershwin- Immunity for Negligence on Recreational Property _________________________________________________________ I. STATEMENT OF FACTS Our Client, Mr. Cole Gershwin, is considering suit against the Chicago School District for injuries sustained as a result of tripping in a pothole. Gershwin, a teacher at Washington Elementary School, alleges that on October 10, 2000 at 12:20 pm, he was walking from the school to the teacher’s parking lot, and tripped in a pothole and fell....   [tags: essays research papers] 1501 words
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Creative Writing - As I saunter onto the school field, I survey the premises to behold people in coats, shielding themselves from winter's blues. The sun isn't out yet, but the place bursting with life and exuberance, with people gliding across the ice covered floor almost cat-like. The field is effervescent and despite the dire conditions, the field seems to have taken on a life of its own. The weather is bad and the ice seems to burn the skin if touched, yet the mood is still euphoric. The bare shrubs and plants about the place look like they've been whipped by Winter himself....   [tags: Personal Essays] 392 words
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Child Development Observation - Child Development Observation Introduction The location of the observation was at the Alpert ray Jewish community center (Early Childhood education program) at 11:00am to 12:30pm on April 15, 2008. The meaningful experiences in early childhood education can positively shape children's development. With a teacher is guidance authentic child-art activity can educate enrich young students' learning abilities, encourage positive attitudes toward other children, and more importantly, learn to interact with people around them in the contemporary world....   [tags: Psychology Sociology Children ] 1827 words
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Creative Writing: Utopia Z - Creative Writing: Utopia Z Utopia Z: Recreation Besides being able to live comfortable and easily, the people also have a lot of recreation to do, with in Utopia Z. All of the recreation, is located in the recreation dome, which is located between the Construction Plant, and the Hospital Dome. The Recreation Dome is filled with different activities, such as artificial ski-mountains, a swimming pool, and amusement park, an ice arena, a playground, a football field/track, a bungee jumping station, and a large field for miscellaneous activities....   [tags: essays research papers] 2896 words
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Some Things Never Change - Personal Narrative - Some Things Never Change - Personal Narrative “…the capital of Germany is…, hmm, Nigel”, “Nigel?, Nigel!”, “uh.. Yes miss!”, “you are not listening again, I said what is the capital of Germany”. I am Nigel, I hated my geography teacher, her name was Mrs Wright, and I guess her personality fit her name like a glove – she was always right. I hated geography too. She always picked on me in class and I hated it so much. But I guess, every time it was the same as before, I was always wrong....   [tags: Papers] 1251 words
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Big Bird Primary School - As the morning slowly dawns and the sun begins to beam through the light boxes on the top of the spacious classrooms, the tables and chairs begin to glow. Around the edge of the child’s playground the golden and red leaves begin to whistle in the wind like the sound of a child’s toy, whilst the sound of the crying babies echoes through the grounds of Big Bird Primary School as if it were a stuck record. When the children have arrived and the playground has began to fill with fragile, pleasant little children ready for new day of fun learning....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 957 words
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Barriers of Color, Prejudice and Fear in There Are No Children Here - Barriers of Color, Prejudice and Fear in There Are No Children Here          The barriers of color, as well as prejudice and fear show through in this story of two young boys growing up in inner city Chicago. Confined to the project housing the brothers and their family are well aware of their "caste" in society. The story follows the events of the Rivers family living in the Henry Horner Homes (near the United Center in Chicago). Over the course of about three years, the author describes the day to day experiences of the family, focusing on the two boys....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays] 1501 words
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Swing-N-Slide - Child’s play is serious business at Swing-N-Slide, manufacturers of wooden outdoor playground equipment. Twenty years ago, the only quality playground products designed for back yards were expensive, pre-cut wooden swing sets priced over $1,000. Swing-N-Slide recognized an unmet need, and began selling strong, durable and lower-cost playground projects. Today their line of do-it-yourself wooden playground equipment is the market leader in the United States, sold worldwide through 6,000 home center, building supply and hardware stores....   [tags: essays research papers] 586 words
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Personal Narrative - Personal Narrative Entering through the doors, I gazed around. It wasn't how I remembered it, I now felt like a stranger, an impostor. It was the same but it felt so distant. I had returned to the worry-free days of primary school. On my right, were the stairs I tumbled down. I was rushed to hospital, my head hurt. The whole of my class went very quiet, I didn't understand why because it was break time, but now just a normal staircase draped with a new carpet of the most unreceptive peach, stared back at me....   [tags: Papers] 584 words
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What's For Dinner - Original Writing - What's For Dinner - Original Writing ‘It was Thursday,’ Fasial complained, ‘fish and chips day, so why are we having shepherds pie?’ ‘I don’t know?’ said Umar. Fasial and Umar were twins and went to the same school. Umar spent half his time at school keeping his brother out of trouble. He swallowed large portions of the pie ‘Its very tasty anyway. Try it,’ said Umar to Fasial. Fasial tried it, it was good, but he wasn’t going to admit it, because he was looking forward to fish and chips and shepherds pie wasn’t the same....   [tags: Papers] 1160 words
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The Badge - Chuck and Sarah walked hand-in-hand across the parking lot. They stepped up onto the curb, crossing the sidewalk onto trimmed grass that crunched in vegetative repose underfoot, not quite ready to believe that spring had arrived. He looked around, familiarizing himself with the surroundings. If the weather was nicer, the park would have been downright pleasant. A relatively new set of slides, monkey bars and other equipment rested in a wood-edged rectangle of fine sand. The playground was set on a level plateau looking slightly down on a multipurpose grassy area bordered by tall, coarse-toothed oaks and haphazardly littered with soccer goals and uprights....   [tags: Fictional Writing, descriptive] 946 words
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Goal Statements of a Teacher - Competency Goal Statement 1 To establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. 1. My goals for the area of SAFE are to maintain the classroom and playground from any harm to children and to prevent any type of accidents from occurring. To meet these goals I will have children walk in a line when entering and leaving the classroom so there is not a chance for them to get hurt or injured. When walking out the door children are asked to line up in the train position with bubbles in their mouth (for being quiet)....   [tags: Teaching Teach Teacher Goals] 400 words
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Recess Games - Recess Games Better safe than sorry. An expression Americans are exposed to and familiar with, especially parental figures. Adults who are new to the parenting game live by this guideline. A parent or guardian’s sole concern is the safety of their children. Their actions will probably be based on texts read or on first-hand experience, but instinctually, parents will play the safety game. It is this instinct and concern for young students’ safety that is causing school districts across the nation to review what recess-like games are appropriate in the elementary school setting....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive papers] 956 words
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Reaching Up for Manhood - Reaching Up for Manhood Under-privileged, African-American boys are more prevalent in today's society than the typical person would like to recognize or admit. These boys seem to be faced with an ideal in which they need to follow or conform to as any and all cultures have. However, the problem is that for these boys, this ideal or way of living is believed to be met. Black boys growing up in Harlem are expected to act tough, not take any crap from anybody, and always seem to be strong no matter what they may be faced with....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2713 words
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Observation of the Early Childhood - Observation of the Early Childhood An observation was held in the children'"s wing of Tarrant County Junior College. A variety of children between the ages of two to six were observed in activities ranging from physical and motor to social and cognitive development. Specifically I mean that whether it was leadership skills or lack of, running, climbing and jumping, drawing and writing, or anything that could fall between, it has been seen, done and accounted for in the following observation. First let's start with the physical and motor development....   [tags: Development Psychology Behavior Essays] 1524 words
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William Wordsworth's Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey - William Wordsworth's "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" Whereas most individuals tend to see nature as a playhouse that should alter and self-destruct to their every need, William Wordsworth had a very different view. Wordsworth perceived nature as a sanctuary where his views of life, love, and his creator were eventually altered forever. The intensity of Wordsworth's passion for nature elevated him from a boy into the inspiring man and poet in which he is recognized to be today....   [tags: William Wordsworth Tintern Abbey Essays]
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Sports Lesson Planning - Sports Lesson Planning Lesson Plan 1 Warm Up The short warm up task will involve running around in a confined space - a circle. The children will run round in a specific direction until something is shouted (For example, a number). Numbers can also be assigned to certain other body movements, for instance, if I shouted "Three!" they would have to jump. The warm up will last about five minutes, so as not to tire them out. Skills and Practice For a practice/skills based activity, an obstacle course would be set up for them to complete (see diagram) while dribbling a football....   [tags: Papers] 639 words
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Racism in the NBA - Racism in the NBA *Missing Works Cited* NBA basketball is an exciting sport. The NBA features such star players as, Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, Keith Vanhorn, and John Stockton. You could ramble on all day about Pro basketball. And two big questions always come up when talking about pro basketball. Why are 2/3 of the NBA players black. And do black and white players have two different techniques for playing the game of basketball? Jeff Greenfield cites in his essay “The Black and White Truth about Basketball” theories from the book Foul by David Wolf....   [tags: Papers] 844 words
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The Bully - Original Writing - The Bully - Original Writing “Got your pocket money Amit. “Asked mum “Yea ok bye” I replied and put my bag on and left my house. I was on my way to school when someone shouted my name out it sounded like Pavan so I turned around to see who it was and what a mistake that was it was Chris the school bully with a smile the size of a mansion. He pushed me into a little corner and demanded “gimme your money now. “ “I haven’t got any really I swear” I alleged and emptied out my pockets “see” I said forcing a smile....   [tags: Papers] 648 words
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Allie’s Basketball Dream - ... Even though Allie’s father guided her throughout the story, Allie was able to resolve issues on her own which make some of the scenes in this story child-centered. For example, even though Allie was made fun of and laughed at when she missed some shots she was still able to have confidence in herself and keep trying. She did not need her father to say something to the other kids; she just ignored their comments and kept trying. For example, after Allie missed her first few shots when she began playing basketball, she kept trying....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Barbara Barber] 2261 words
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Collecting Starfish - Personal Narrative- Collecting Starfish Triumphantly, we stand side by side, grinning widely as our anxious parents snap pictures to appease us and then hurry us away to tend to our battered appendages. Each one of us sprouts some wound or another—a bloodied knee or elbow, bruised toe, bitten finger, or a large sunburn. Some of us are on the verge of dehydration. We have chosen a rough playground, but we love it dearly. Two hours before low tide, we had migrated to the beach, carrying nothing except plastic buckets....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description] 562 words
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Childhood and Socialisation in Australia - Socialization is the human process of learning to become a member of our society, and how each individual learns to fit into a group (Jureidini & Poole, 2003, p123). Jean Piaget (1896-1980) a Swiss psychologist described childhood and development in terms of distinct psychological stages and how these stages influence socialization and enculturation (see Jureidini & Poole, 2003, pp124 ¡V 127). Other important theorists to look at are George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) and Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934)....   [tags: essays research papers] 543 words
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Special Friendship - I walked home from school, carrying a heavy load of books on my aching shoulders. Each step I took was accompanied with a wish that I was already at home, resting on my cozy bed. I walked on, my eyes stuck on the burnt black road. As I dragged my foot along, I could see small pieces of dried tar rolling on the rough surface. Upon reaching my doorstep, I heaved a heavy sigh of relieve and pleasure. At last, I have reached my long waited destination; home. My red, sticky palm reached out for the doorknob....   [tags: essays research papers] 489 words
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The Day Zimmer Lost Religion by Paul Zimmer - The Day Zimmer Lost Religion by Paul Zimmer In "The Day Zimmer Lost Religion" by Paul Zimmer the poet reflects how in losing religion he has found faith in Christ. He recounts how religion taught him to fear Christ as a young boy which influenced him to challenge religion and eventually find faith in Christ. As a child, he expected to be punished, but the punishment never comes and now as a man he realizes he is ready to accept Christ as he has found faith in Christ and in return his religion....   [tags: Papers] 383 words
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Margaret Mary Bell of "Galatea" - In the short story “Galatea,” Margaret Mary Bell meets William Bell when she’s at a playground with her sister. Margaret and William end up getting together and getting married pretty quickly. Suddenly one by one Margaret’s belongings disappear and she doesn’t understand why William is doing this. William ends up leaving Margaret and leaves her with nothing and no reasons why he took the stuff or himself away from her. She ends up finding out that William is the Collegetown Creeper. Margaret definitely stood out to me after reading “Galatea.” There are some characteristics of her that I liked, and others that I thought were a little ridiculous....   [tags: Literary Characters] 551 words
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Internet Censorship Essay - Internet Needs a Dot Kids Domain - Internet Needs a Dot Kids Domain The Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002 proposes the creation of a second level domain within this Country's United States Top Level Domain that sets aside an address on the Internet and World Wide Web for information that is suitable for minor children of age 12 and younger. Various pro-family groups fully endorse and support this initiative. For example, those at the National Law Center for Children and Families can wholeheartedly say that such a domain is needed, would be a welcome solace to parents and educators who care about the best interests of our children and grandchildren, and is a constitutionally viable program for our Government to provide....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 399 words
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Anthropology - Anthropology Works Cited Missing Anthropology is a discipline studying flux and change in human communities and definitions of identity, mirroring the dynamic play of modernist reconceptualizations of meaning. As an academic discipline, anthropology demands a realization of the interconnectedness between human groups, a heightened abstraction of vocabulary and tools with which to articulate these connections, and self reflexive sensitivity to its history. In this same vein, modernism, as a movement of avant-garde ideas and art forms, draws community to study of itself, demands its own vocabulary of critique, and harkens back to the history of events that prompted the movement....   [tags: Anthropological Culture Essays] 367 words
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Poets Use Of Mockery As Diction In Poem - Poet's Use of Mockery As Diction in Poem The poet's use of mockery as diction conveys his disillusioned attitude toward the men that plan the battles without actually fighting in them. Using the words “If I were fierce, and bald, and short of breath,” to describe the majors allows the reader to picture the majors as old, fat, out of shape men that spend their days “guzzling and gulping in the best hotel” safe from any danger. Fierce, bald and short of breath give the reader a negative feel for the majors as they are not described in any positive manner....   [tags: essays research papers] 386 words
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Comparison of the Two Versions of the Last Stanza in London By William Blake - London, by William Blake, was written in 1794. This poem describes how people within a society react, or don't react, when they are subjected to unethical and immoral socially accepted norms. William Blake wrote an earlier version of the last stanza in London, which he later adjusted. The second version is more effective, and dramatic for the reader. The first change Blake made was to "midnight harlot's curse." He changed this to "midnight streets" (13). The first version, "midnight harlot's curse", pertains more to the evil that results from a harlot's curse....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 289 words
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Violent Themes in Modern Society - Violent Themes in Modern Society In today's society, cruelty and violent themes are everywhere. Avoiding something that contains even the smallest bit of these would be almost impossible because of the fact it is so widespread. It is everywhere. Not only is cruelty and violence seen in popular culture such as movies, music, and television but unexpectedly in biblical stories and fairy tales. Even nursery rhymes and lullabies contain images of cruelty and violence. Many believe that prolonged exposure to such harsh themes can cause not only desensitization to violence and cruelty but ultimately duplication....   [tags: Religion, Social Issues, Pyschology] 323 words
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Essay on Rejection and Isolation in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Rejection and Isolation in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man As James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man unfolds, the central theme of isolation and rejection becomes evident. From birth to adolescence, the protagonist of the story, Stephen Dedalus, responds to his experiences throughout life with actions of rejection and isolation. He rebels against his environment and isolates himself in schoolwork, family, religion and his art, successively. James Joyce uses Stephen Dedalus' responses of isolation and rejection to illustrate the journey that the artist must take to achieve adulthood....   [tags: Portrait Artist Young Man]
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The Role Of Zeus in Homer's Iliad - The Role Of Zeus in Homer's Iliad In the era of Homer, divine intervention was thought to be typical, and one of his foremost works, The Iliad, reflects this. Nearly all of the Greek gods are involved in the outcome of the Trojan War, which happens to be the background story of this epic poem. The gods are used by Homer to add twists on an otherwise standard plot of war. I shall concentrate on Zeus, however, and reflect on his actions and their outcomes on the Trojan War, and more importantly, the story of The Iliad....   [tags: Iliad essays] 1952 words
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Mixed - Mixed "Did your real mom die or something?" The boy with the snot-streaked face asked me on the playground, next to the jungle gym. He wore a striped blue shirt open at the neck and his eyes were so dark I couldn't see his pupils. "W-what do you mean?" I stared hard at him, my voice already taking on a defensive edge. I gripped the edge of my red corduroy jumper with my grubby hands. "I mean, what happened to your real mom. The one that's not a gaijin." Then I understood. Gaijin. Foreigner....   [tags: Personal Narrative Racial Papers] 3916 words
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The Virgin Mary Statue - The Virgin Mary Statue Kindergarten through fourth grade was absolutely beautiful. We all sat together at lunch, played tag together on the playground, laughed and listened to the teachers together in class. Then fifth grade rolled around, and all my friends started to evolve, and for the worse as I saw it. We all started noticing things that we weren’t aware of before. We used to be like a bunch of happy naked babies, absolutely oblivious to the fact that we were all unclothed and different from one another....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1358 words
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Influence of Games on Children - Influence of Games on Children Webster’s Dictionary defines “game” as “sport of any kind; jest, frolic” but what if games are more than that. Not to suggest that games are a serious business. Their whole purpose is amusement and entertainment. However, games—specifically those that are originated and executed to the backdrop of an elementary school playground—are essential to character development in young children. Currently, there is a trend across the country in school districts to ban the recess essentials that older generations know and cherish....   [tags: Recess Playing Games Argumentative Essays] 1139 words
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The Living Wage - The Living Wage It's 6:00am and that annoying beep of your alarm is ringing in your ears. You get up, start the coffee maker, shower, and get dressed in your work attire. You start your car and back out of your drive-way before noticing that you're running on the last fumes of your tank. You drive to nearest gas station where you see gas prices have, once again, risen. The aforementioned scenario is only one of many examples of the depreciating value of the dollar. In fact, in the past five years, the CPI-U has increased from 168.8 to 190.7 - that's a 12.97% inflationary increase (Historical CPI)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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My Decision - My Decision As the three o'clock bell rang, a sense of excitement filled the air. I ran with my friends through the cluttered hallways and scurried onto the bus. The seats were filled with bouncing children preparing to go home. Many waved to their teachers as the buses departed. I had anticipated this moment for so long--I was officially a second grader. The last day of first grade had arrived, and I had the remainder of summer to enjoy and have fun. I couldn't wait to get home and begin my vacation....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1502 words
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