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Fear in Cellar Stairs - Fear in Cellar Stairs        Poetry is about emotion -- not only the emotion displayed in the many layers  of a poem's language, but also the emotional layers created in the reader.   Some poetry can be light and happy, other poetry can be ecstatic and ethereal;    and at the opposite extreme, poetry can be dark and downright threatening. Such     a poem is "Cellar Stairs" by the contemporary poet Thomas Lux.              "It's rickety down to the dark," states the first line. The poem starts out with  an image of darkness, compounded by the feeling of instability ("rickety")....   [tags: Cellar Stairs Essays] 1025 words
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Investigation of a Relationship Between Stairs - Investigation of a Relationship Between Stairs In this project I am going to investigate the relationship between different stairs placed in different places in a number square, which is numbered from one to one hundred. I will be trying to find a formula to get a total of any stair any place. Example 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 41 42 43 44 4...   [tags: Papers] 1073 words
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Number Stairs: Totals and Positions - Number Stairs: Totals and Positions When I have worked out the formulas for 5 different size stairs on 3 different grid sizes, I will go on to investigate the relationship between all of the formulas. From this I will be able to discover the ultimate formula that will allow me to work out any stair size on any size grid and in any position. As any other formula I will need to predict and prove it, to check that it is correct. But I also need to investigate if there is anywhere on the grid that my formula will not work....   [tags: Papers] 2658 words
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Number Stairs - Number Stairs Introduction I am going to investigate relationships between 3 step stairs on a ten by ten grid. I also intend to find algebraic expressions to link the 3 step stairs and there positions and totals. 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 3...   [tags: Papers] 3053 words
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Investigating the Relationship Between the Stairs and the Position of the Step Stair - Investigating the Relationship Between the Stairs and the Position of the Step Stair We have been set a problem which is to investigate step stairs. Throughout this report I will be planning how to tackle the problem, break it down simpler into an equation. All the results will be put into tables so I can look for a pattern. I will then produce my own rule to use and test and justify it. The problem to which I am solving is creating my own rule to use to calculate the 3step-stair....   [tags: Papers] 3418 words
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"Christopher' My mother and father shouted from down stairs. - "Christopher' My mother and father shouted from down stairs. I jumped out of my bed and peered at my alarm clock. I was just bale to see it as I the darkness of the winter mornings had taken over my room. "Christopher" this time it was shouted louder. "I am up" I shouted back not quite as loud as I may have got in trouble. I could not be bothered to have a shower this morning so I just slipped on my clothes and headed for down stairs. As I was walking I had felt something rough pass under my feet....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 754 words
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Collecting the Evidence From a Crime Scene - Collecting evidence from a crime scene is a crucial aspect of solving crimes. Before evidence can be seized, there must first be a court order approving the search of the crime scene and the seizure of the evidence found at the scene. Standard protocol for officers is for them to always use latex gloves, avoid plastic bags, double wrap small objects, package each object separately, and to collect as much evidence as possible. It is better to have too much evidence than to not have enough. There are countless amounts of evidence that can be found at a crime scene....   [tags: criminology, blood stains]
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Environmental Interactive Intervention for Employees - The purpose of the program plan was to implement a 6-week environmental interactive intervention on the staircase of an employee worksite and evaluate whether it motivated workers to increase stair usage. The setting was two different employee work sites each equipped with stairs and an elevator. The target audience included an intervention site with 140 employees and a comparison site with 140 employees who worked there daily. Each site had a 3 story staircase located adjacent to an elevator allowing the employees to have an easy choice on which use....   [tags: Program Plan, Employee Worksite, Stair Usage]
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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky - Before the interactive oral, I noticed the numerous dreams and hallucinations in the novel Crime and Punishment, but I was not quite able to grasp the deeper meaning of some of the dreams and hallucinations. After this interactive oral, I see how important dreams are in this novel. They serve to illuminate the state of a character in a way that would not otherwise be clear. During this interactive oral, it was pointed out that the dreams in this novel are very influential to a character’s state of mind and actions....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Essays]
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Marriage is not a Game as Seen in Margaret Atwood's Habitation - Margaret Atwood is a Canadian novelist and poet whose writing usually treats contemporary issues, such as feminism, sexual politics, and the intrusive nature of mass society. While she is best known for her works as a novelist, her poetry is also noteworthy. One of her notable poems, “Habitation,” discusses the seriousness of marriage. The speaker basically gives a message that the marriage is not a game or a play; rather, it is a serious, unstable condition that calls for a lot of effort and attention to maintain harmony....   [tags: Margaret Atwood, poems, Habitation, ] 806 words
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Film Analysis: Crash - ... Throughout the story, the storylines begin to interweave and we see the effects that all these people have on the others that surround them. Richard Cabot, the attorney, and his wife, Jean, walk through a wealthy part of downtown Los Angeles, when Jean sees two young black men facing her and her husband on the sidewalk. She pulls closer to her husband as they continue along past them. Almost immediately after they enter their car, they are held at gunpoint by the men and are forced out of the car....   [tags: story lines, african american criminals] 536 words
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The Collarbone Incident - According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “responsibility is a duty or task that you are required or expected to do.” When I observed the definition of responsibility, my parents came to mind. However, parents are not the only people who have responsibilities, but they tend to be the first thing most people think about when referring to responsibilities. Everyone has certain responsibilities they must take care of, but today the concept of one’s own responsibilities is foreign. Almost everyone feels that certain responsibilities do not apply to them, even though, they were involved....   [tags: responsibility, injury, parents] 997 words
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Ryan and Brian´s Trapped Story - The alarm sounded and Ryan’s hand hit the button at the same time his feet hit the floor. His excitement leaped him off his bed and into his clothes. He flashed down the stairs like a cheetah. It was his birthday and he knew his parents had something planned. While he was eating his big breakfast his parents told him that they were going to Gaming Galaxy, he almost fainted. Surprised, they also told him he could bring one friend. So then he rushed toward his phone and called his friend Brian. Brian was so excited he got dressed, brushed his teeth, and headed out the door....   [tags: games, birthday, zombie, safe] 853 words
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A Dialogue with Max - Knowing that my father wasn't home I went around back only to frantically begin searching for the abandoned spare key that I knew he used to leave out here for the nights he came stumbling home drunk without his own. After getting frustrate I gave up the search when remembering one of the glass panels on the back door had been loose for quiet a few year before I had left. Pushing on the panels till I found the right one I new when I suddenly popped forward slightly shocking me before I grabbed for it....   [tags: short story] 1217 words
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The Physical and Mental Improvements as an Effect of Physical Fitness - Throughout this whole year, there have been many physical as well as mental improvements that have come as an effect of physical fitness. For myself, I know that mentally I’m a stronger and more agile when it comes to my thoughts. And physically, I can see that my breathing has improved, and my stamina is longer. At the beginning of the year, I knew that I wasn’t in the best shape of my life. My breathing was heavy when I ran, and my lap times were, by far, not the greatest. I could see the room for improvement for it was a long way ahead of me....   [tags: Health, Exercise, Wellness] 568 words
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Fire Safe: An Escape Route for Fires - Do you have an escape route in case of a fire. If not, you should start working on one with your family. People can die because they don’t have an escape route. Here are some ways to get out of the house if it is on fire. First, you should always have a meeting spot. A good place is by your mailbox, street-light, fire hydrant, or an electric box if near. Second, talk about how to get out of the house if you’re upstairs, downstairs, or in the basement. Let’s start with the upstairs. If you’re in a bed-room with the door closed, check to see if the door is cool....   [tags: fires, ] 543 words
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Personal and Imaginative Story - Personal and Imaginative Story I heard a noise, but at first I didn't think anything of it. Then I heard another noise, this time it was louder and it caught my attention. Instantly, I awoke and sat up in my bed, I was scared; I didn't know what that noise could be. I then heard noises of cupboard opening and became curious to what or who was making these noises. Immediately I reached for my dressing gown, which was laying on my dresser and put it on as quitely and discretely as possible, trying not to disturb what was going on down stairs....   [tags: Papers] 908 words
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Battleship Potemkin - BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN How does the graphic and rhythmic use of editing and the overall structure of the film relate to the theme of “revolution”. Revolution or war activities are not smooth, transitions between events or contain even, unsettling effects on the individuals or participants. Battleship Potemkin is anything less showing and displaying images woven together that jar the viewer, against his or her will. This is best illustrated in "The Odessa Staircase". During this segment, the Tsarist soldiers are seen massacring the Odessans....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review] 503 words
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The Use of Age, Gender, and Memory in "Mother to Son" - In one of his earliest poems, Mother to Son, Langston Hughes tells his readers that one must have courage and determination to overcome the hurdles of life. This poem is most well known for its dramatic usage of monologue and symbolism of “crystal stairs.” However, the poem also uses other literary devices such as metaphors, repetition, and dialect to create a certain characteristic, impression, and image. Of all the different techniques and literary devices manipulated by Langston Hughes, I would like to discuss his use of age, gender, and memory in uncovering multi-layered meanings of Mother to Son....   [tags: Poetic Elements]
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Personal Narrative - Slumber Party - Personal Narrative -Slumber Party Thump-thump, breathe thump-thump, breath. My heart beat as if it was pounding out through my brain; I tried to catch my breath. I heard footsteps coming up behind me like an elephant chasing at my heels. A scream pierced my ears and echoed many times in my mind. My thoughts raced from one thing to another. After locking the door, the four of us clinched in a corner for nearly an hour. My day had begun normal. I remember I woke up, went to school and found myself with my friends that afternoon....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1156 words
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Health and Safety Considerations When Organizing an Event - Health and safety should be a top priority when considering organising an event. It is essential that this is done well ahead of the event to make sure nothing is missed out. I should take into consideration the rules and regulations of health and safety, the risks involved and potential threats or accidents that can be avoided from happening in the first place. A good place to start when considering health and safety of an event is to do a risk assessment. This will enable me to uncover potential risks....   [tags: Risk Management] 1084 words
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller - Every creature on this planet, ranging from the magnificent lion to the crawling slime mold, has a place that it can call a home. However, only a select few of these aforementioned creatures will not only utilise their home as a structure used for securing its host from danger but also as a place to decorate. Likewise, falling into this category of home decorators is the east African plains ape. The east African plains ape is one of the only creatures on the planet Earth that has mastered the ability to talk....   [tags: analytical essay] 801 words
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The German Soldiers: A Short Story - She awoke to the sounds of the street; crying infants and distant gunshots assaulted her senses as she blinked sleep out of her eyes. Harsh unnatural light shone through the bedroom door, disturbing the sleep of her little brother on the opposite bed. “Why are all the lights on?” She asked herself as she yanked the covers off. Her body shivered from the cold as her feet slapped against the stone floor. She stumbled over to the long cupboard mirror, scrunching her nose in distaste as she grabbed an old wooden brush....   [tags: Siblings, Death] 635 words
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Two Fearful Sites - People must always move forward in life, however, this does not mean that past events do not influence a person's future actions. John Knowles' novel, A Separate Peace, highlights the essence of human character. Gene Forrester must come to terms with his dark side when he recalls his past actions. Hoping to accomplish this, Gene returns to Devon after 15 years to confront "two fearful sites" in order to gain a better understanding of himself and, hopefully, move on. The first fearful site, a tree, which in his childhood, Gene had perceived as "a huge lone spike dominating the riverbank"....   [tags: Literary Characters] 632 words
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Langston Hughes and His Poetry - Throughout African American history different individuals have made a significant impact that would forever change things. In the 1900s Harlem became the governing body for the birth of jazz and blues. This also open door for a new era called the Harlem Renaissance. During this time a poet name Langston Hughes was introduced. Langston Hughes created poetry that stood out to people. It had that jazzy vibe mixed with articulate language of choice. He could seize the minds of people with the soulfulness of his writing, and depict the struggles of what was going on with blacks....   [tags: African American History]
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Family Lifestyle In The UAE - Family Lifestyle In The UAE Lifestyle has a great effect on our life. We should have a healthy lifestyle and avoid different risk factors that lead to disease. A healthy lifestyle is the correct way to reduce the risk of having many chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases which are the most common diseases in the UAE. One of the major causes of these diseases is a poor lifestyle. That is why on Friday 25th April, I visited our neighbors to learn about their knowledge, attitude and habits concerning their smoking, home safety, and food safety to get a better understanding of how these factors affect people’s health in t...   [tags: United Arab Emirates, Lifestyle, Life, Culture]
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Langston Hughes and His Poetry - ... The stairs show the level she was at during her years of living. “Never back down from a challenge just because it seems difficult. Don’t stop striving for something you’ve already began. If you can start it, you can finish it” (Anti Essays). Some of the feelings and emotions of Langston Hughes made their way over into his other works that he did. His poem entitled “Harlem” tells the feelings of being frustrated as well. The poem was written after the Civil War. So, this poem characterized and gives insight into how the African American community mood was during that time....   [tags: notorious African American poets] 1190 words
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A Short Myth on Poseidon - “Man, that was easy. You would think it would be harder considering that this is Poseidon’s,” he said, as he descended the marble stairs, brandishing the three-pronged weapon. He stabbed the air several times with the trident triumphantly before handing it to Eddie who was impatiently waiting to see it himself. Meanwhile, high above Eddie and Hermetune, Poseidon sat on his throne in Olympus. He had been napping when he had been woken by the noisy celebrations of two unidentified mortals. Mortals could be so annoying at times....   [tags: personal narrative] 930 words
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Gone With the Wind - Gone With the Wind This is a film about contrast. In the film clip, lagre amount of contrast can be found between characters, lighting, the way of how colour is presented, the way of how camera being placed, and the way of how shots being taken. Misc-en-Scene From the film clip (and the whole film), the colour image is strong on contrast, not only the colour of the settings, the furnitures, and the costumes, also the colour contrast of indoor and outdoor. In the film clip, the major colour is grayish, the tones contain grayish olive green, grayish blue ( Melanie’s costume), and grayish brown....   [tags: essays papers]
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A Separate Peace - A Separate Peace Obstacles after obstacles came in the path to success. In the novel A Separate Peace, John Knowles revealed a very strong idea through one of his characters. Through Gene it was revealed that weak individual who once was weak morally and mentally can become a strong and a more matured person. John Knowles revealed this idea through Gene’s perspective; symbolism; and also Gene’s speech/action. Gene had proved many things through only his perspective. He had intriguing thoughts, which gave many idea’s about Gene post personality and his surroundings....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 925 words
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Mother to Son - Every mother would like to see her child succeed in life. The following passage from the poem, "Mother to Son", by Langston Hughes demonstrates the love and concern a mother has for her son. She teaches him using her own life as an example; her life as a climb up a staircase. The imagery from the advice given in the stanza is explicit and poignant: Well, son, I'll tell you: Life for me ain't been no crystal stair. It's had tacks in it, And splinters, And boards all torn up, And places with no carpet on the floor - Bare (line 1-7)....   [tags: Poetry] 637 words
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Realm: A Fictional Narrative - Matthew and Alison arrived back at the school. The alarm bells still ringing and still as loud and annoying as when they departed the school. They stayed in the attic, hiding under tables, hoping not to get caught by the police, who were no doubt walking around the building and looking for the suspects’ who had broken in. Alison sat huddled away in a corner hoping that if anyone came in, then no one would see her. She was still thinking about the young Amir. She felt sorry for him, and longed to have been there a while longer....   [tags: suspects, alarm] 3423 words
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Terror of The Thing. - ... No mud on the old rickety porch and no footprints in the soft saturated soil. Zebadiah swiftly closed the door, locked it and hurried to resume his seat by the fire. As soon as he sat down the sound of feet hurrying down the stairs echoed through the house. He quickly grabbed an old, well used fire iron. He slowly made his way to the steps moving inch by inch as to not make a sound. He peeked around the wall to gain a look at where the intruder was. Yet nobody was there. Zebadiah hastily went to the mansions dreary cellar and grabbed a bottle of 1868 raspberry brandy....   [tags: personal narrative] 607 words
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Creative Writing - It was 9:00 on a dark and dreary night in October when Mindy and Mandy crept slowly up the stairs to check on their little brother Max. Mandy was very upset over the fact of having to check on her little brother when she wanted to sleep. However, Mindy wanted to make sure he was asleep, and she dragged Mandy along for company. “He’s supposed to be asleep. And he should be asleep by now. Why bother?!” Mandy complained as she dragged her black purse up the stairs. Mindy tried to ignore Mandy as she wondered about Max....   [tags: essays research papers] 2052 words
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How the Opening Sequence of Halloween Captures the Attention of the Audience - How the Opening Sequence of Halloween Captures the Attention of the Audience ' 'Halloween' was made in 1978 and is a good example of the 'Slasher' movies from that time and this is an interesting piece of cinema as it can be related to the German expressionism of the late 1920's which used jerky camera shots and high contrast lighting to enthrall the viewer .In this essay I will discuss how the opening to Halloween captures the audiences attention and how codes and conventions cr...   [tags: Papers] 540 words
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Effects of Exercise on the Body - Effects of Exercise on the Body I am going to conduct an experiment to see how exercise affects your body's heart rate. I am going to measure the effects of different amounts of exercise. A boy and a Girl will run up a flight of stairs (20 steps) 5 times each. Before they start they will have there resting pulse rate measured and they must wait before it returns to that rate before they start the next run. The first run will last a minute, and then the second, 2 minutes, the third, 3 minutes, the fourth, 4 minutes and the fifth run will last 5 minutes....   [tags: Papers] 392 words
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Mark Rothko's Subway Scene - Mark Rothko's Subway Scene "Subway Scene" (1938), by Mark Rothko, depicts the inside of a subway station. At the front of the painting are two pillars, behind them is a staircase used by two faceless characters, decending into the underground. The staircase is surrounded by a cage-like grid. Behind the staircase are another two pillars next to a gate similar to the one around the staircase. On the left side of the gate is a wall where half a door is visible. Just behind the gate are two swing-doors and a booth with a man inside....   [tags: Art Artisits] 486 words
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The Untouchables: Mise-en-scene Analysis - The Untouchables: Mise-En-Scene Analysis      Elliot Ness, a treasury agent, has been trying to stop alcohol from being smuggled into the United States. He feels that the key to putting an end to the alcohol distribution is to put gangster, Al Capone, behind bars. But there is a small problem, Ness can't seem to be able to link the incoming alcohol, or any other crime to Capone. Until, Oscar Wallace, the uptight, “ dorky”, government official, entered the picture to help Ness fight his battle for prohibition, and ultimately, against Capone....   [tags: Film Movie] 534 words
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Compare and Contrast of Ernest Hemmingway´s "A Clean Well Lighted Place" and Sandra Cisnero´s "The House on Mango Street" - ... The older waiter and old man feel as if they mean nothing to the world anymore. They go out at night to well-light places like the café to feel a sense of comfort. The young waiter doesn’t understand why the older waiter and man would want to stay out late and not get on home. For example, the younger waiter says to the older waiter: “I wish he would go home. I never get to bed before three o’clock. What kind of hour is that to go to bed?” (Hemingway.168). They both have different views on the café and its significance in their lives....   [tags: Settings, Narrator, Dissapointment]
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Fears Aren’t All of My Life, but They’re a Large Part of It - Up and down the stairs I go. I’m a bird, I’m a frog, I’m free, and I’m invincible. Until I fall. It’s unexpected, a loose footing on one of the stairs, and I slip on the invisible banana peel. I subconsciously scream as I trail my way back down the flight of stairs, bouncing my head back and forth on the steps, until I reach the bottom. A sharp rod of wood is waiting for me. Perhaps it’s a loose piece of broken wood from the case of staircase, or maybe from the coffee table to the right, which is missing a leg....   [tags: personal narrative] 797 words
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Safety and Communication and Placement for the Older Adult - The health care of an older adult extends beyond the traditional medical management of illness. It requires evaluation of multiple issues including physical, cognitive, affective, social, financial, environmental, and spiritual components (Ward & Reuben, 2010). According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), nursing case management is a “health care delivery process whose goals are to provide quality health care, decrease fragmentation and duplication of care, enhance the client’s quality of life, and contain costs” (ANA, 1992)....   [tags: Nursing ]
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From A Bad Day To A Bad Childhood - It was a Sunday just like any other. Little did I know that this would be the worst day of my life. It was my dad’s week to have my sister (10) and I (14). It was 10:00 a.m. and we were all getting ready for my little sister Brittany’s soccer game. Brittany and I where down stairs eating our cereal while my dad was up stairs taking a shower. He had been up there for about a hour and we where going to be late to Britt’s game, so I went up stairs to see what was taking so long. I knocked on the bathroom door and there was no answer....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1592 words
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Safety, Communication, and Placement for the Older Adult - The health care of an older adult extends beyond the traditional medical management of illness. It requires evaluation of multiple issues including physical, cognitive, affective, social, financial, environmental and spiritual components. (Ward & Reuben, 2010). According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), nursing case management is a “health care delivery process whose goals are to provide quality health care, decrease fragmentation and duplication of care, enhance the client’s quality of life, and contain costs” (ANA, 1992)....   [tags: Health Care, Social Work] 962 words
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Different Perception of Women: Dracula by Bram Stoker - In the late 19th century, when Dracula by Bram Stoker is written, women were only perceived as conservative housewives, only tending to their family’s needs and being solely dependent of their husbands to provide for them. This novel portrays that completely in accordance to Mina Harker, but Lucy Westenra is the complete opposite. Lucy parades around in just her demeanor as a promiscuous and sexual person. While Mina only cares about learning new things in order to assist her soon-to-be husband Jonathan Harker....   [tags: lucy, housewives, women]
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Medical and Social Models of Disability - It could be said that in modern industrial society, Disability is still widely regarded as tragic individual failing, in which its “victims” require care, sympathy and medical diagnosis. Whilst medical science has served to improve and enhance the quality of life for many it could be argued that it has also led to further segregation and separation of many individuals. This could be caused by its insistence on labelling one as “sick”, “abnormal” or “mental”. Consequently, what this act of labelling and diagnosing has done, is enforce the societal view that a disability is an abnormality that requires treatment and that any of its “victims” should do what is required to be able to function in...   [tags: Illness vs Disability]
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Grandparents' House: A Home Away From Home - Grandparents' House: A Home Away From Home As I approach the turn to my Grandparent's house, my stomach turns in anticipation of the sweet sugar cookie smell that awaits. I turn up the long narrow gravel road and park my car in front of their house. I step outside and a chilly little breeze bites at my cheeks. I take a deep breath and the sweet smell of burning cedar enters my nose. I look up to the chimney and see the gray puffs of smoke scatter as it hits the still winter air. I shut the car door and follow the sidewalk to the back door....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1447 words
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Descriptive Essay - Our Mountain Cabin - Our Mountain Cabin The ruckus from the bottom of the truck is unbearable, because of the noise and excessive shaking. As we slowly climbed the mountain road to reach our lovely cabin, it seemed almost impossible to reach the top, but every time we reached it safely. The rocks and deep potholes shook the truck and the people in it, like a paint mixer. Every window in the truck was rolled down so we could have some leverage to hold on and not loose our grip we needed so greatly. The fresh clean mountain air entered the truck; it smelt as if we were lost: nowhere close to home....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1354 words
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Visual Imagery in Frost's Home Burial - Visual Imagery in Frost's Home Burial Frost, within his poems, seems primarily concerned with the reader’s ability to comprehend the psychological “landscape” of the person (or persons) that he is depicting. This aspect of his works, as well as his great love of nature and landscape depiction, both contribute to the environment that he has created within “Home Burial”. The reader of “Home Burial” does not achieve a comprehensive view of the psychological landscape of the two characters through first person accounts; however, throughout the dialogue and the interaction of the two characters, the reader may come to infer the major psychological attributes of each and to understand the d...   [tags: Papers] 1384 words
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The Frog Prince - Original Writing - The Frog Prince - Original Writing She almost got away with it, she nearly did but one perky young prince caught the evil old witch as she was about to turn the towns food, which was stored in a great cellar under the castle, rotten. The boy was playing with his favourite toy, a simple bat with a ball on a string. When the string snapped and the ball went flying down the 151 stairs to the great cellar he was distraught. He could hear the ball bouncing off each step and getting further and further towards the town’s food supply....   [tags: Papers] 1125 words
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The Murder of Larissa Warner - “Larissa Warner, star of this summer’s hottest movie, Gone with the Waves, has been murdered.” The announcement on the ten o’clock news shocked millions of people around the country. “I loved her. Whoever did this will pay!” Detective Elaine Gilone was listening to Larissa Warner’s husband, Caspar Neopa, scream and shout about Warner’s death. “Sir, calm down. Please. Just tell me what happened at 7:23 p.m. last night. Tell me all the details,” said Detective Gilone in an exasperated voice. GIlone was tired and hot, and her patience was wearing thin....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 751 words
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