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What Factors Control Carbon Mineralization and Flux in Bog Soils and How Would These Soils Respond to Global Climate Change?

- I. Introduction: What is a Bog. The word "bog," from the old Gaelic "bogach," is commonly used to refer to any stretch of waterlogged, swampy ground. The words, fen, moor, muskeg, peatland, and mire are also used to describe these areas, which can lead to some confusion over terminology. Specifically, a bog is "a peat accumulating wetland that has no significant inflows or outflows and supports acidophilic mosses, particularly sphagnum" (Gosselink and Mitsch 1993). The vast majority of bogs are located in the moist, cool boreal regions of North America and Eurasia....   [tags: Climate Bog Ecology Papers]

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The Bog Bodies of Northern Europe

- On the morning of May 3, 1983, an eight year old Irish boy named Sean O’Leary wandered around a peat bog, accompanying his father who worked nearby in the fields. He was completely clueless to the secrets the mud was holding. As he explored the bog he encountered upon what he claimed was a forgotten toy. Once home when presented the object to his father, they realized the “forgotten toy” was a cadaver’s hand. Unbeknownst to them, this well-preserved body part came from a body that had been buried in a swamp a thousand years earlier, a common practice at that time all across Northern Europe....   [tags: huldremose Women, Gallagh Man]

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Bog Plants and Their Use in Medicine

- Bog Plants and Their Use in Medicine Although most of the modern world does not often resort to bog plants for medicinal uses when there are more widely accessible forms of medicine to treat certain health needs, there exists numerous medicinal uses for bog plants. The various medicinal uses of different bog plants have developed and changed over the course of history. Bog plants were more commonly used by Native Indians as medicine such as the Ledum groenlandicum (Labrador tea) for sore throats and colds....   [tags: Research Biology Medicine Essays]

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Different Theories Proposed to Account for the Iron Age Bog Bodies

- There are numerous unanswered questions surrounding the Northern European Bog Bodies phenomenon including "How, or why, or even when, the bodies became immersed in quagmires." (Turner, R.C, Scaife, R.G (ed.),1995,p.169). Despite vast amounts of evidence there are still no easy answers that account for the Iron age bodies. However there are four main competing theories providing possible causes including: the Sacrifice theory, Punishment theory, Boundary theory and the Accidental death theory. All these competing theories will be further examined and critically analysed throughout this text allowing us to depict the most convincing and plausible solution for the mystery of the Iron Age Bog B...   [tags: sacrifice, punishment, boundary, accidental death]

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Comparsion of the Thematic of Violence in Earlier and later Heaney

- ... This could possibly be considered the most grotesque view on the troubles to date. The second part of the poem sees Heaney move from the ritual sacrifice of Tollund Man to the killings in Northern Ireland. He is comparing the unlawful killings in the Iron Age with that of the religious and political rebellion in his homeland. His merge of the Bogland in Denmark and his parish in to one word “Jutland” is perhaps the most intriguing part of the theme of violence in this poem. He states how his parish is like a foreign place and is tarnished with these killings....   [tags: bog, politics, leterature, conflict]

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Funeral Rites, explore Seamus Heaney’s attitude to Death in North.

- In Funeral Rites, Heaney portrays various attitudes towards death, which are amplified in North as a collection, through its distinct, tri-partite structure. In the first section, Heaney concentrates on his admiration of the ceremony he experienced attending funerals in the past.The transition from past tense to present is confirmed by the strong adverb ‘Now’, and lines 33-39 focus on The Troubles plaguing Northern Ireland since the 1960s. Future tense beginning on line 40 addresses Heaney’s hope for the future, emphasizing the current lack of ritual....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Seamus Heaney as a Political Poet in Act of Union

- Heaney is not typically a political poet, with nonpartisan themes prominent in his poetry. However, he breaks this image in Act of Union, along with Whatever You Say, Say Nothing, branching into more political themes. The cause of this was largely due to the Troubles in Ireland from the early 1960s, which largely affected Heaney due to his role as a Northern Irish poet. He was also pressured by many journalists on his view, which is described in Whatever You Say, Say Nothing. Although Act of Union is unmistakably one of Heaney’s most political poems, it subtly delivers the message of Heaney’s outlook on the Troubles through the dramatic monologue of England, introducing an ambiguous person...   [tags: Poetry of Seamus Heaney]

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Poetry Analysis

- A quote from Seamus Heaney’s poem entitled “Summer 1969” is “He painted with his fists and elbows, flourished / The stained cape of his heart as history charged” which will greatly influence my discussion of his developing expressions of his role as an Irish poet. In this essay I will be discussing his poems entitled “Bog Queen”, “Punishment” and “Summer 1969”. In discussing any poet, one must always consider the social and political background to the poetry since poetry never exists in a vacuum but is always influenced by its social and political times....   [tags: Poetry]

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The Tollund Man

- The Tollund Man The Tollund Man is one of Europe's best-known bog bodies. He was found, alongside The Grauballe Man in the early 1950s. Bog bodies recovered from the past are quite wide spread throughout Northern Europe, especially in Denmark, Germany and Ireland. The peat perfectly preserves the bodies due to anaerobic conditions, although the bodies are found blackened, their fingertips, hair and clothing are all still intact. Seamus Heaney uses the bog bodies in his poetry to "uncover, in their meditations, a history of Ireland's conquest, first by Viking's and later by the English"....   [tags: Papers]

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Historical Investigation on the Tollund Man

- Historians and archaeologists investigated Tollund man extensively through the wonderful preservations of his body which gave them hard evidence to support their theories about Tollund Man’s death. The Tollund Man was found on the 6th of May 1950 by two brothers at Silkeborg, Denmark, in a peat bog. He was positioned on his side in a cradle position, naked with a leather belt around his waist, a pointed sheepskin cap with a leather strap that was positioned firmly under his chin and a noose around his neck....   [tags: Denmark, Archaeologists, Discovery]

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Young Irish Women and Sex in Seamus Heaney's Poem, Punishment, and in the Documentary, Sex in a Cold Climate

- During the 20th century in Ireland, girls had to suppress their inner-sexual thoughts and desires becasue Irish girls' personal lives were dictated and controlled by the Catholic church and state. Ireland socially accepted female inferiority as they humiliated and tortured young girls for loving another partner. As seen in Seamus Heaney's poem, Punishment, and the documentary, Sex in a Cold Climate, Irish girls' views of love and sex were forever tainted because of the public treatment and ridicule they received....   [tags: Sex and Sin in Ireland]

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The Nobody Who Became a Somebody

- Emily Dickinson was known well for her solitude nature to the point of never leaving her house after dropping out of Mount Holyoke College. She was never fond of being out in the public light and at one point in her life even stated she thought it was ridiculous to have her poems published. This feeling of wanting to not be famous and enjoying the solitude is emphasized in her poem “I’m Nobody. Who are you. (260)” published in 1891. Using similes and pronouns Dickinson gives a sense of talking to a dear friend, the reader, on why she is happy to be nobody....   [tags: Emily Dickinson]

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Analysis of Seamus Heaney's North

- Analysis of Seamus Heaney's North The poet Keats wrote that “the only means of strengthening one’s intellect is to make up one’s own mind about nothing – to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thought, not a select body”. That this may be an admirable aim for a poet, and especially so for one writing against a background of ethnic violence, is not in doubt. It is, however, extremely difficult to remain neutral when one identifies oneself with an ethnic party involved in conflict. It is my intention, then, in this essay, to document how Seamus Heaney’s reaction to violence in his homeland has affected his writings, with particular reference to the volume of poetry entitled “North”....   [tags: Poetry Seamus Heaney Sexuality Poems Essays]

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Analytical Essay: ‘Deadly Unna?’

- Analytical Essay: ‘Deadly Unna?’ The compassionate novel Deadly Unna?, written by Phillip Gwynne, creates vivid characters and depicts race discourses experienced by Gary Black (also known as Blacky) in a fictitious South Australian coastal community. The novel portrays a typical coastal town of the 1970s and is set mainly in the Port: the local Pub, the Black family home and the jetty, where the local children play. The story explores the racism between the Nungas (the indigenous population who live at the Point) and the Gooynas (the white population who live at the Port)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Vancouver and its Environment

- Introduction Vancouver is known as a city of booming economy and natural beauty. Both were highlighted by the 2010 Winter Olympic Games: the economy in the ability to host the games and nature in the advertisements for the games. These commercials focused as much on the soaring mountains and lush forests as they did on the city itself. “To the untrained eye, Vancouver is one of those rare cities which seems to have achieved a delicate balance between urban development and scenic preservation.”[2.9] However, this natural beauty can be viewed as causing issues for the development of the city....   [tags: economy, nature, transportation, bogs, mountains]

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Postmodernism in Heaney's Poems Bogland and Tollund Man

- Abstract This research takes a postmodern approach to Seamus Heaney's two poems: Bogland and The Tollund Man. The evidences in the research bring illuminations to the significant issues of postmodern concept. Heaney's poetry was studied in myth, politics and revolutionary movement in the area of Irish classical poetry. Recently, his poems are considered as postmodern. To answer that how much his poems are traditional, modern or postmodern is the aim of this project. Key Words: postmodernism, myth, imagery, technique, poetry, deadly, violence, corpse, bog, imagination, freedom....   [tags: Seamus Heaney Poetry Postmodern]

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How A Slow Website Quickly Drains Your Resource Pool

- ... According to content delivery network service provider CDNlion, optimum speed is no more than four seconds, but some studies suggest two seconds is closer to visitor expectations today. A couple of seconds can make the difference in keeping visitors on your website and shedding traffic at an alarming rate. Every trackable metric is influenced by the speed of your site – conversion rates, bounce scores, search ranking, time spent on each page, entry points. While page relevance remains a major signal for the Google search rank bots, speed is definitely a factor....   [tags: Website, World Wide Web, Internet, Web page]

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Bloody Sunday and Historical Interpretation from Two Sources

- 'Bloody Sunday', as it became known, has produced many different interpretations of events. Since January 1972 people have recorded diverse versions of events depending on where they were or which faction of society they belonged to. The sources used for the purpose of this essay are all from the media. The first two are from news paper reports written 27 years after the event following new revelations made during the partial disclosure of evidence submitted to the inquiry lead by Lord Saville, commissioned by Tony Blair....   [tags: Bloody Sunday,history, 1972, ]

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Feelings and Attitudes in Two Works of Poetry

- Both Mending wall and Digging deal with an Aspect of Work in the Countryside. Compare and Contrast the poets’ feelings and attitudes to their subjects The two poems ‘Mending Wall’ by Robert Frost and ‘Digging’ by Seamus Heaney were both written before violent incidents. ‘Mending Wall’ was published just before the First World War, where there was a huge amount of tension between countries and boundaries. ‘Digging’ was written before the Troubles, and this could have caused Heaney to write about history and stereotypes that have come around over the years....   [tags: Poetic Elements]

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An Overview of The Built Heritage of Ireland

- The built heritage of Ireland takes many forms and spans thousands of years. Built heritage is one of the most visible features in the Irish countryside, with ringforts, castles, churches and landed gentry houses found in all areas of the island. Built heritage sites in Ireland come under the remit of several national government organisations such as OPW, the Heritage Council and local county councils. All heritage buildings and sites in Ireland are protected by the National Monuments Act (1930) and the Ancient Monuments Protection Act (1882)....   [tags: The Built Heritage]

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The Life and Writings of Emily Bronte

- Emily Bronte was born July 30, 1818 in Thornton, Yorkshire, England. At the time when Emily was born there were a lot of changes going on in society: such as the Treaty between the U.S. and the U.K. that established the boundary between U.S. and British North America. Emily was the fifth child of Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell. Among her siblings were: Maria and Elizabeth born in 1815, Charlotte in 1816, Patrick was in 1817, and Anne was last in 1819. After Anne was born the family moved to the village of Haworth in February 1820, although described as an unhealthy place riddled with disease, Patrick had no choice because he was appointed Clergymen....   [tags: Authors]

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Improving Customer Service

- Improving Customer Service There are many methods in Asda can improve there Customer service. Nowadays every Supermarket has there own way of saying Thank you to the customer this then shows the customer that they are respected and the are wanted back and they are welcome to shop at your supermarket as long as they like. Here are some of the methods that can be used to improve the Customer service at Asda: 1. Free Gifts 2. Loyalty Cards 3. BOG OF (Buy One Get One Free) 4....   [tags: Papers]

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Major parts of a computer

- Major Parts of a Computer In today’s world almost everything consists of a computer, from cars to cell phones, almost every electronic uses some similar parts to a computer. All personal computers use a system of unit which means that all personal computers are alike in some kind of internally way. Any average person who doesn't know a lot about computers thinks that they are hard to understand and that they are complicated. Do not get me wrong, computers are an intricate piece of equipment but are understandable....   [tags: laptops, CPU, RAM]

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What Are The Cosmic Universe?

- ... The Glimpses are, in fact, the hint of commencement of ‘Cosmic Sight’ or a brief keyhole ‘in view’ into The Universal Pool of ready-made Cosmic Knowledge. “Every Experience through Cosmic Glimpses was a clarification as a fact of the area concerned that had previously been a mystery”. Cosmic realities can become facts only through own Intuitive Experiences, till then one must rely on the ‘first-hand’ Experience of the others and use them as instructional guidance. (Quote from book #20, Meditation, article 2, chapter #6) •Certainly, among Terrestrial Humans are sufficiently MATURE INDIVIDUALS meeting the requirements and having the unparalleled predisposition to be safe recipients of and...   [tags: Consciousness, Mind]

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The Art of Mummification

- ... Egyptians dates back all the way to six thousand years ago. They believed that death was the doorway to the next life and that the body needed to be intact to be accepted into the next life. (Becket 30) At first the Egyptians did not want to bury their dead in the rich agriculture, so they buried the dead on the outskirts of the desert. When they did this they realized an accidental way of preserving the body. (David 58) Soon the people complained about how the bodies should be buried better....   [tags: ancient Egyptian rituals]

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The Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972

- The Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972 Introduction ------------ The Bloody Sunday was undoubtedly a very traumatic event for the Irish people. Fourteen Irish men did not deserve to die and this was the most horrific attack that took place during the troubles. Feelings of bitterness between nationalists and unionists still last today because of it. The Irish people demanded an explanation on why Bloody Sunday happened and were given the Widgery Inquiry not long after the event....   [tags: Papers]

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The Once Pristine Idyllic Wetland is Now a Garbage Dump

- Recently, I posted an article titled "February 2, 2014 is World Wetlands Day". Why am I interested in wetlands. Because I am concerned. My home in Jalladianpet, in the suburbs of Chennai is just 2.5 miles (4 km) from the Pallikaranai wetland in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. A wetland is technically defined as: "An ecosystem that arises when inundation by water produces soils dominated by anaerobic processes, which, in turn, forces the biota, particularly rooted plants, to adapt to flooding." The primary factor that distinguishes wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the characteristic vegetation that adapts to its unique soil conditions....   [tags: ecosystem, marsh, species]

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The Bloody Sunday

- The Bloody Sunday January 1972 has produced such different historical interpretations of what happened on bloody Sunday for a number of different reasons. The two big divides in what happened on that day are down to politics, religion and culture and the social society at that time in Ireland. As we know Ireland was facing many troubles politically and religiously, there seemed to be many marches and protests against the discriminate laws that persecuted the catholic people in Ireland....   [tags: Papers]

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Personal Narrative- Christian Apologetics

- Personal Narrative- Christian Apologetics Two weeks of this past summer rank high as some of the most rewarding times of my life. Next to my salvation, the experience has become an important turning point of my youth. This experience changed my worldview into a biblical perspective, and strengthened my faith in the Lord. For the first time, I was on my own, flying cross-country to spend two weeks in Colorado, not for a vacation I might add. I was to attend a Christian apologetics course sponsored by Summit Ministries....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Feedback Effects of Soil Carbon Cycling in Northern Ecosystems

- Feedback Effects of Soil Carbon Cycling in Northern Ecosystems Global warming will be greatest in mid-continental North America and Eurasia, where temperatures are predicted to increase 4 - 12_C during the winter and 2 - 6_ C in summer (Kasischke et. al, 1995). This warming will shift the boreal forest, bog, and tundra biomes that dominate these areas northward as much as 500 km in the first hundred years of warming (Toward...1988, qtd. in Varallyay, 1990). Alaskan studies indicate that these changes are already influencing ecosystem function and carbon balance in northern ecosystems (Grulke et al....   [tags: Science Chemistry Essays]

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Comparing the Procedures and Techniques of Growing a Tomato Plant in the Laboratory and Industry

- Comparing the Procedures and Techniques of Growing a Tomato Plant in the Laboratory and Industry This essay will evaluate, compare and contrast the similarities and differences of the procedures and techniques of growing a tomato plant in the laboratory and industry. The tomato plants are grown in different ways in the laboratory to the industry. In the laboratory they are mainly grown in grow bags which contain peat which is acidic and deficient in nutrients which is a very big disadvantage because it causes poorer growing conditions for tomatoes....   [tags: Papers]

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Ethics in an Organization

- Ethics in an Organization Value Personal Source with Examples Justify the Value's Position in the List. Include any challenges to employing these values consistently when making personal and organizational decisions. Integrity First I always strive to do the right thing even when no one is looking. This will prevent me from getting in trouble and making poor decisions that may and will affect my organization. I have seen many people in the Air Force losing ranks, money and even their families for lack of integrity. Few years ago some large corporations fail shot in this department, Enron for example....   [tags: Business Ethics Morals]

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Violence within Society: Violent Tendencies That Occur Due to Society’s Narrow-minded Expectations in Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange and Palahniuk’s Fi

- Society often pressures individuals within it to conform to different ideals and norms. This stems from the fact that individuals in a society are expected to act in a certain way. If a person or group of people do not satisfy society’s expectations, they are looked down upon by others. This can lead to individuals isolating themselves from others, or being isolated from others, because they are considered as outcasts. The emotional turmoil that can result from this, as well as the internal conflict of whether or not to conform, can transform an individual into a completely different person....   [tags: Social Norms, Crime Rampages]

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How do the Poets Explore the Theme of Death in Educating for Leisure, Mother in a Refugee Camp, Do not go Gentle into that Good Night, Remember, T...

- ... Both “remember” and “do not go gentle” they have a similar commanding tone and this can be seen when Dylan Thomas says, “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” and when Christina Rosetti says, “Remember me when I am gone away.” This commanding tone shows us how much these people actually love the ones they’re about to lose and it also invites the reader to both sympathize with the characters due to what is happening to them throughout the poem and want to carry on reading the poem. With “do not go gentle” the tone is uniform throughout and doesn’t change from being commanding and somewhat pleading at points....   [tags: psychotic, onomatopoeia, tone]

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How do the Poets Explore the Theme of Death in Educating for Leisure, Mother in a Refugee Camp, Do not go Gentle into that Good Night, Remember, T...

- ... The romantic side of the language can be seen when the poet says, “When you can no more hold me by the hand.” This shows us the intimacy that the character had with the person she loves and it includes the physical approach of holding hands. To show us the more descriptive and old fashion tone we can look at when then poet says, “For if darkness and corruption leave a vestige of thoughts I once had better by far you should forget and smile.” This is when the character is starting to set her lover free and she is saying that if time passes and some faded memories come back forget about them and her and don’t be mad but smile....   [tags: murder, euphemism, language]

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Analysis of We Were Soldiers Once and YOung: Ia Drang The Battle that Changed the War in Vietnam

- ... ” Dallaire dedicates this book to four different groups of people: 1. 800,000 Rwandans who died 2. The fourteen soldiers who died under his command and their families 3. Sian Cansfield his shadow author and, 4. The families of those who serve the nation at home and in far-off lands. As the reader goes through this book they are brought into one of the most horrific events in last 20 years when “800,000 innocent Rwandan men, women and children were brutally murdered while the developed world impassive and apparently unperturbed sat back and watched the unfolding apocalypse....   [tags: military, perspective, soldiers, government]

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The Novel ' Miss Peregrine 's Home For Peculiar Children ' By Ransom Riggs

- ... Jacob realizes what he must do when he finally understands what Abe wanted him to do, “He wanted [Jacob] to go to the island and find this woman, his old headmistress.”(Riggs 60). So, that is exactly what Jacob does, which proves his character is becoming more mature and grown up. Almost as soon as Jacob gets to the island he goes to the old house, and sees a peculiar girl, Emma. Trying to find out more, Jacob chases Emma into the cairn, the other side of the old man’s grave, and crosses the threshold....   [tags: World War II, World War I]

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Skepticism in The Film Matrix and The Allegory of The Cave

- Skepticism deals with a person’s belief and if the person can truly trust their senses. As Plato, Descartes, and the creators of The Matrix express in their writings and movies is the possibility of a person’s senses being deceived as there is no proof that the five sense of the person’s body is not being altered as the senses are all processed within the mind. There is no proof that the whole world is real, but people have to trust in their senses in order to believe this. However, these senses of sight, smell, sound, and so forth could be tricked....   [tags: plato, descartes, belief]

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The Villains of Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Hamlet

- William Shakespeare was the greatest dramatic director of his time, and today is still possibly the greatest playwright to ever live. His dramatic works allowed the people of his time to understand what was wrong with society, and enjoy all of the things that were right about it. The messages he wished to convey still echo and resonate in the minds of anyone who has witnessed a Shakespeare play in today’s world. “The early plays are filled with life and vitality, praising and glorifying the virtues of true love, even when in the presence of deep tragedy.” (Terrall) Throughout all of his plays, he is sure to include two character types: a protagonist and an antagonist....   [tags: compare/contrast]

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The Nuclear Metals Incorporation and the Mess They Left Behind

- ... The cleanup stopped at the end of 1998 when the company decided that the standards set could not be met without excavating a significant amount of material. In 2002, the installation of fencing around the area where buried drums were located and the regrading and capping of the area took place for cleanup. Then the installation of a liner in the holding basin to reduce the leaching of contaminated soils into the groundwater. In 2008, EPA began the removal of the lab chemicals and other flammable/hazardous materials inside the facility buildings after a fire in June 2007....   [tags: radioactive and VOC contamination of water]

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Fashion Evolution of Clothing in Sri Lanka over the Centuries

- ... ** put a pic here of nilame uniform, costume of the royal family, lady of royal family, normal girl During the reign of Wimaladharmasuriya (1591 – 1604), the normal dress of a king was a shirt and a long sleeved jacket with a manthaya around the neck. Sinhalese style decorated turban or malabar style, pair of trouser with a high cornered hat with a borala. It was a custom to wear a sword and nobody was allowed to wear stocking and shoes which was a part of their royal clothes.The main intention of making kings’ jewelry special was to make the king prior and noticeable among people....   [tags: fashion, clothes, ckimate, market]

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What is LNG and What are the Benefits of Liquifaction?

- CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND What is LNG and what are the benefits of liquefaction. Natural gas is a major source of energy, but many towns and cities that need the energy are located far from the gas fields. Transporting gas by pipeline can be costly an impractical. As such, natural gas is condensed into a liquid at close to atmospheric pressure (maximum transport pressure set at around 25 kPa) by cooling it to approximately -162°C (-260°F) in liquefaction process. It is then called liquefied natural gas (LNG) and characterized as a cryogenic liquid....   [tags: natural gas, energy, resources]

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Plot Analysis of the Play: The Lion and The Jewel

- INTRODUCTION In the play “THE LION AND THE JEWEL” we can see the ignorant atmosphere of the people in the village of “ILUJINLE” in such village we can saw a “CUNNING WOMAN SIDI” who wanted to attract many men but wanted a husband of royal status who would pay a bride-price for her let as see about it and getting a cunning “RESPONSE FOR SIDI’S CUNNING WISH”. Foolish Lakunle The people of Ilujinle village called Lakunle the hero of the play and who was the village school master a fool as he wanted to change the village people “TO COME OUT OF THEIR IGNORANT AND SUPERSTITIOUS WAY OF LIFE”....   [tags: Seduction, Village, Rejection]

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Understanding Expenditures and Sources of Funds for Health Services Organizations

- Understanding Expenditures and Sources of Funds for Health Services Organizations Introduction Total health care spending in the United States is expected to reach $4.8 trillion in 2021 (CMS, 2013). There are many factors that contribute to the high costs of health care services. One of the most controllable and most significant contributors to the high cost of healthcare is over utilization. Over utilization is defined as patients having more frequent office visits, hospitalizations, tests, procedures, and prescriptions than are necessary....   [tags: costs, technology, efficiency]

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What Question Did Thoreau Ask That Cronon Is Dealing With?

- ... Through examination of tree rings, charcoal deposits, rotting wood, and stumps ecologists could determine the woodland’s history. Fossil pollen deposited in pond and bog settlements provided a glimpse into vegetation’s species changes. While determining pollen age is not certain, the pollen still provides a very reliable means to recreate the components of the former forests. Archeological evidence also provided clues to the changing relationship between man and forest over time. The last source of evidence was provided through the scientific study of ecological changes....   [tags: Natural environment, Ecology, Change, Archaeology]

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Potential Effects of the Eritrean and Ethiopian Border Conflict

- The long-standing border conflict between the African nations of Eritrea and Ethiopia greatly contribute to the overall destabilization in the Horn of Africa (HOA). The United States (US) and Great Britain have historically appreciated the strategic importance of Ethiopia, and the US offered its support by attempting to broker long-term treaties in order to end the conflicts (Lyon, 2006). Despite these efforts the region remains in flux; many believe Eritrea is providing support to Al-Shabab. Eritrea is currently subject to United Nations (UN) sanctions because of their suspected ties to Al-Shabab and other human rights violations (Van Kemenade, 2012)....   [tags: Africa ]

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Mobile User Interface Design in Apps and Mobile Sites

- Handheld and mobile devices have been an increasing necessity as their capabilities and functionalities have increased over the past few years. Despite that mobile technology's emergence is recent, there are a lot of factors that have helped in the development and evolution of its user interfaces for the mobile web and mobile applications. While mobile technology can be seen as a new and dominating medium, there are a few problems that many developers and designers have faced. Nonetheless, the design of user interfaces for Mobile Applications and Mobile Websites are ever changing and provide for a lucrative business, and because of that there are many advances in its technology and structur...   [tags: Mobile, Interface, technology]

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A Sense of Foreboding in 'The Monkey's Paw'

- How Does W.W. Jacobs Create a Sense of Foreboding in ‘The Monkey’s Paw’. From the outset, it is clear that ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by W.W. Jacobs is driven by an increasing sense of foreboding. Firstly, the setting of the story takes place in a very isolated and lonely place, far away from civilisation in a deserted area. This makes it a bit scary and starts to introduce tension for the reader in the story. Right from the start of the story W.W., Jacobs creates a very foreboding scene. He starts the story with pathetic fallacy, ‘the night was cold and wet’....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong

- Duong Thu Huong’s novel, ‘Paradise of the Blind’ creates a reflective, often bittersweet atmosphere through the narrator Hang’s expressive descriptions of the landscapes she remembers through her life. Huong’s protagonist emphasises the emotional effects these landscapes have on her, acknowledging, “many landscapes have left their mark on me.” The contrast Huong provides between the reality of Hang’s impoverished life and the beauty of the scenery that she experiences, emphasise the powerful effect the landscape has on her....   [tags: symbolism, duckweed]

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The Theme of Removal of Freedom in Literature

- Over the years, and still to this day, many prominent figures in society continues to defend the one thing every individual deserves, freedom. Part of our existence and personality is the ability to make our own choices and map out our own journeys through the stages of life. Whether we choose the right or wrong path, we learn valuable lessons either way and this is the way people should live their lives. We would all like to believe that in this day in age, we have free will, but do we really....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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How Environmental Changes are Affecting the Arctic Region

- The Arctic is one of the most remarkable ecosystems in the world. Receiving less than ten inches of precipitation per year, the Arctic is considered a desert (“Earth”). However, unlike most deserts, the temperature ranges from -34’ F to 54’ F (Wachman). Although the climate appears somewhat extreme, great variety of species can be found there. Around 450,000 caribou roam the Arctic Tundra (“Arctic” Alaska). In the summer, wolves, bears, reindeer, and birds inhabit the area (Briney). Also, whales, seals, and fish can be found in the Arctic waters (Biney).Unfortunately, due to human involvement, conditions in this wonderful climate are quickly declining....   [tags: remarkable ecosystems, global warming]

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First Grade Elementary: Reading and Listening Class Plan

- Listening and Reading Primary One 1. Predict events using pictures in a children’s narrative. 2. Recognise and read the sound ‘og’ in a children’s narrative. 3. Listen for a sustained period to a children’s narrative. The teacher gathers the students to come to the front of the classroom and introduces the book. The teacher and students will first discuss the cover of the book. The teacher then reveals and read the title, followed by the author and illustrator. Good morning class, today we will be exploring a new story....   [tags: Planning, Literature, Teacher]

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A Connection Between The Author And The Reader

- ... Throughout the poem there relationship is carried out as cold and distant. In the last stanza, “Speaking indifferently to him, / who had driven out the cold/ and polished my good shoes as well. / what did I know, what did I Know/ of love austere and lonely offices?”(10-14) we see Hayden reflecting on how he treated his father, with a tone of regret, when he now realizes what he did not when he was younger. It is also conceived as distant from where he writes about his father were “No one ever thanked him” as though no one acknowledges his hard work....   [tags: Family, Love, English-language films, Marriage]

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The Secluded Life of Poet, Emily Dickinson

- Emily Dickinson born on December 10, 1830, was a famous poet from Amherst, Massachusetts. Emily was very secluded most of her life. She wrote thousands of poems about death. Emily Dickinson was a very respectful child. She was well-mannered with everyone she came across. She attended a school for seven years while learning several subjects like literature, geology, English and Latin. She witnessed her friend and cousin becoming ill and then dieing shortly after. Emily Dickinson followed a religious path....   [tags: biography, poetry]

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Come and See, directed by Elem Klimov

- Those that engage in the activity of war can be noted as mad and insane, but some individuals may also be considered brave souls, and that all depends on the select few that dare to go through with the entire process of being involved in such a feat. The forces in the war who only murder to get a rise out of and who continually toy with the on-lookers can be portrayed as mad and insane, while those who decide to join the noble partisans, despite perhaps even being drafted, to play their part in war were considered to be brave young soldiers....   [tags: Film Analysis, Military Partisans]

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Washington Irving's The Devil and Tom Walker

- There have been numerous stories, tunes, movies, and craft depicting the exemplary story of man vs. the fallen angel. The old German legend of "Faust," which is accepted to be the primary impact in Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker", was utilized as a lesson to alarm individuals from wrongdoing. On the other hand, Washington utilized the general subject of bartering with the villain for a lavishly typical and captivating story with inconceivable detail and style of prominent gothic fiction in Europe, where he inhabited the time it was composed....   [tags: washington irving]

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The Everglades: Florida's Unique Landscape of Change

- ... 2014.) Consequently, the behavior of the Everglades ecosystem and climate has also been modified by human innovation and urbanization. The creation of drainage ditches, levees, and increased agricultural land are all instances of rearrangement of the natural environments surrounding the tree islands in the swamplands of the Everglades and have resulted in changes of the tree island biota (Willard et al. 580-581). The main influence of these changes became evident in 1910 to 1930 as urbanization increased and agricultural land use demanded dryer land for farming....   [tags: Southern Florida diverse ecosystem]

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Percy Jackson Titans Curse by Rick Riordan

- ... Thorn attacked Percy and his friends when they went to get Grover, Percy's friend who is half goat. The rising action happened when they were on their way to the Hoover Dam and they find a manatee who has the power to destroy the whole world. The climax happened when they went to San Francisco and found Annabeth's dad and he told them to go to the top of the mountain. the falling action was the battle where Percy held up the weight of the sky. The resolution was when they went to Olympus and told the gods all about it and how The Titans Army is fighting back.....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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We are Being Invaded by Purple Loosestrife

- ... This species causes many problems including clogging irrigation canals, and degrading farmland. Research has also seen the Purple Loosestrife to destroy native grasses and sedges. Other species to decline from the Purple Loosestrife is the bog turtle, and the canvas back duck. The Purple Loosestrife can be used as a decoration or ornaments, some places still use the Purple Loosestrife for those purposes, but Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois prohibits the sale and making of this plant. Some state continue to sale the plant to gardeners expect for the states previously mentioned....   [tags: species, flowering plant, chemicals]

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Change, And The Sociocultural Theory Of Learning

- ... As a learner previously, I may not have recognized the social aspect of learning, but in a way, all learning is social as it traditionally requires another person, someone more knowledgeable to teach someone. This is traditionally defined as the Zone of Proximal Development, but I feel focusing on big words like that can bog down people’s understanding. Just like memorizing dates, names, and events in a history class, relying on students memorizing key terms is a crutch for teachers. As a learner, I strive to master a subject, to learn everything there is to learn about a subject....   [tags: Learning, Knowledge, Educational psychology, Skill]

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Death Of A Naturalist By Seamus Heaney

- ... This supports the theme because the speaker grew up most of his life admiring and probably expecting to live the farmer life, but the father son relationship changes. The son does not follow his dad’s footsteps but creates a path for himself. Once again the idea of the “perfect” father figure is brought in, in this poem. The way that the speaker talks about the things his father did, shows admirations. He talks about the way that his ancestors collected potatoes, there is a sense of pride in this poem....   [tags: Family, Poetry, Future, Time]

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Emily Dickinson, TS Eliot, Robert Frost

- The three authors that I chose were Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), TS Eliot (1888-1965), and Robert Frost (1874-1963). I chose them because first they all were born in the eighteen century and most of their writings dealt with death and dying. I do not believe the elements that Emily Dickinson would be a good source for me to incorporate into my writing because with her writings I found them very hard to understand, possibly because of the timeline or the fact that she wrote in such a secretive code with words....   [tags: Informative, Authors]

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Survive by Love, Faith and Will

- At the beginning of the 20th century, anti-Semitism became more serious. Germany began to isolate and eliminate Jews. When the Nazi Party, led by Adolf Hitler, comes to power in 1933, he wanted to set up the perfect Nazi state. The Nazis wanted to stamp out any opposition to their rule, so they set up a system of concentration camps, death camps for holding people that they see as “undesirable”. Those “undesirables” were Jews. From 1933 to 1945, about six million Jews are murdered and it is called the Holocaust....   [tags: History, Nazi Party, Jews]

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Does It Pay to be Ethical?

- Does it pay to be ethical. The problem being investigated is whether companies whose leaders operate in an ethical stewardship capacity, who have established high levels of trust with those they lead, are more competitively successful. Caldwell, Hayes and Long (2010) suggest a strong trust relationship between leader and subordinate, where the leader is concerned for the greater good of all stakeholders as opposed to personal self interest, is an essential competitive advantage in the global marketplace....   [tags: Ethics ]

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Structuralism Developed by Ferdinand de Saussure

- Structuralism was developed by Ferdinand de Saussure in the mid-twentieth century (Cuddon and Preston 923). This creation was brought on, in part, by the French existentialism period and is often combined with the semiotic theory of literary criticism; both are the source of development for other literary criticisms from the formalist schools of thought. As the name suggests, structuralism examines the structure of the work, investigating the ramifications of the organizations of literatures (McManus, 1998)....   [tags: literary theories, french existentialism]

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Solid Axle versus Independent Front Suspension

- There are many differences between solid axles and independent front suspension and how they are both widely used throughout the four-wheel drive world whether on a truck or an SUV and even from the roughest terrain to cruising down the highway. The different types of axle also affects the way a truck or SUV handles while towing a heavy load down the road, either gravel or on a paved surface. Solid axles are most usually built using top grade materials such as chromoly and high tensile Pittsburg steel....   [tags: automotive mechanics]

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Analysis of Barrick Gold Corporation Issues

- Barrick Gold Corporation is the chief gold mining corporation in the globe, with its head office in Toronto, Canada. It has 4 local business components placed in South America, Africa, Australia, and North America. Barrick is at present doing mining, as well as examining projects in New Guinea, the U.S, and Chile among other states. Barrick is occupied with the manufacture and auction of gold, furthermore to related actions. Barrick as well, hold interests in oil and gas possessions positioned in Canada....   [tags: gold mining, barrick gold, dominican republic]

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The Definition of a Realistic Love

- Love can defined as many things. In the work “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” by William Shakespeare, he shows the rarity that is love has. Telling how there is no other love like his. In another work, “Digging” by Seamus Heaney is about his father digging for potatoes. Each piece showed the love in the words. Whether it was towards their love, or for their job. In William Shakespeare poem, he compares is woman to the others. He compared her to the fairest of them all. He showed the other men why he picked her....   [tags: William Shakespear, love]

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Commercialization of Childhood and Its Downfall

- Commercialization of Childhood What is commercialization of childhood. “Rise of economic globalization has lead more interruption of childhood by large and small organizations in their marketing and advertising campaigns to target the children at every corner of earth.” When did the commercialization start. As there is no particular resource which could provide this information but it had started since the inception of any media source in the world. Most likely the first invented media was print media hence commercialization of children is the practice since the start of print media....   [tags: children, marketing, earth, media, celebrities]

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Desertification: A Big Issue in Canada

- As humans, we need food to survive. This is a basic need and want and has always been primarily done by farming the land. That farmed land requires sunlight, nutrients, and fresh water. If one of these three criteria is missing, the land is no longer able to birth vegetation. The biggest issue we face here in Canada is desertification. This term means that the land being classified with this is losing its water either to drought or to human causes. Desertification is a form of land degradation and is found to be an issue all over the globe....   [tags: dry lands, environment, farming]

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A Research Study On Biology Students

- ... Since I was taking only three classes my first quarter at UC Davis, I assumed that my GPA would start at a 4.0. Because of this belief, I barely studied and did a minimal amount of homework. Nonetheless, after fall quarter ended, I got my grades back and found out the consequences of my actions. I only got one A, as I got two B’s in calculus and chemistry, both of which are classes I took in high school. I clearly underestimated how much more difficult college is than high school. After my first quarter at UC Davis, I quickly learned that I could not be as lazy as I was in high school....   [tags: High school, College, Student, University]

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The Principles of Interpersonal Communication

- The Principles of Interpersonal Communication 1, We cannot not communicate, Communication is a natural occurrence between all beings. As we communicate naturally, we concentrate on verbal speech to talk. Our bodies on the other hand give out signals as part of our communication. When we communicate, body language is expressed with intentional and unintentional signs. Some examples are; • The shrugging and slumping of shoulders • Using hand movements • Raising and lowering of eye brows • Facial expressions • Sighing Schmidt (2004) stated a nod of the head or a raised eye brow may be all that is asked of a listener....   [tags: Communication]

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Implementing Total Quality Management (TQM)

- Introduction Effectively integrating information technology (IT) into an organization’s business processes is critical if the organization wants to increase productivity and remain profitable. IT includes items such as the systems software, application software, computer hardware, and the networks and databases that help manage the organization’s information. When implementing quality standards and processes that are forever changing in the IT world, organizations must balance these changes while continuing to rapidly implement new systems technologies in order to stay competitive....   [tags: Management]

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The Moor Symbols the Merrier

- Symbolism gives deeper meaning to relatively ordinary objects, animals, and people. It is repeatedly used in literature to get across a deep meaning without fully explaining it in words, enhancing the story by making it flow smoother. In addition, it can be used to hint at key aspects of the story which helps the reader to better understand symbols. In mystery books it is utilized to help grasp what is meant and to better understand not only the situation, but the book as a whole. In the book, “ The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Arthur Conan Doyle, the moor, the hound of Baskervilles, and Baskervilles Hall are the most prominent symbols in the book....   [tags: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Conan Doyle]

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Droseraceae: The Carnivorous Plant Family

- ... This genus is distributed worldwide, but is most common in Australia. It is most commonly found in wet boggy places with sandy acidic soil. The small five-petaled white or pink flowers are held on the side of a curving stem that is 4 to 10 inches tall. This stem rises from a rosette of basal leaves. The basal leaves are often rounded and colored red. They are also covered in gland-tipped hairs that exude an insect attractant that is very sticky. The insects are captured by the stalked glands on the surface of the leave and are eventually covered by the sticky glands....   [tags: Venus Fly Trap, Plants]

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Songs Written During War Times

- “There was never a good war, or a bad peace.” said Benjamin Franklin, showing the importance of peace and unnecessariness of war. The songs are the symbol of sadness, love, desire, sorrow, expectancy and other unnumbered emotions. And on the other hand the lyrics are the voice of the society. Therefore, the lyricists and the artists composed songs for different occasions, such as hunger, poverty, demand for freedom, and war. The war songs were also composed during the World War II, the Vietnam War and the Cold War era as well to illuminate the wishes of the community....   [tags: symbol, sorrow, desire, anger]

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The Dangers Of Global Warming

- ... As Robert Hazen said in The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet, while in “fifty million years from now, Earth will still be a vibrant living world, its blue oceans and green continents shifted but recognizable. The fate of our human species is much less certain.” Climate change has been evident throughout history with contextual examples such as the ones exhibited in Geoffrey Parker’s Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century....   [tags: Earth, Global warming, Human, Climate change]

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The Things They Carried

- After the devastation that World War II left the world, no one wanted to go into another war. Families lost their members, countries lost their dignity, and some soldiers were left with the moments of war forever in their minds. However, the concern that communism was going to spread made Vietnam become the longest war in American History. During this time a lot of young people were anti-war, they were sick of losing people they loved to violence. Though the war still needed to be fought so men became soldiers freely or because they were drafted....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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History of Medical Drugs

- By the twentieth century, numerous vaccines for deadly diseases have been discovered and used periodically. Antiseptic procedures are one of them, but those vaccines were only meant to prevent diseases, not to actually cure it. Virtually, doctors wouldn't be able to do anything if someone is afflicted with a disease. In a conclusion, deadly diseases are incurable. However, history reached a point where humans can actually cure the lethal diseases and one of the cure are antibiotics that are constantly used today....   [tags: Medical Science]

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You are the Target

- Writers and artists widely use literacy as a tool to situate characters and readers alike to understand a theme or message. When this is done, a situation known as a literacy event is created. One of the most powerful tools to use in art, the literacy event is often used in writing to bring a character to understanding on a certain subject or theme of life. However, it is possible for a writer to use literacy in a piece to establish a literacy event with the reader of the piece. This is a powerful use of literacy in which it is almost never noticed happening to the reader....   [tags: Literacy ]

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