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The Pit and the Pendulum

- The Pit and the Pendulum "The place where you die is where you become young again." The accused in "The Pit and the Pendulum" is obviously being persecuted. For what religion or practice we do not know. For what crime it is not said. The prisoner does not even question his guilt or innocence. The accused in this story, to whom Poe does not give a name, is subjected to three life threatening situations. Poe, along with other English Romantics believed that being born was actually coming to the end of another existence....   [tags: Pit and the Pendulum Essays]

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The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

- In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Pit and the Pendulum,” written 1843, and “using the anguish of imminent death as the means of causing the nerves to quiver” (Edgar Allan Poe, 2015), he takes the reader into the mind of a man who is tortured by various means by some unknown person or persons for reasons that are not given. The themes of death and time are portrayed strongly in this story and produce a sense of anxiety and uncertainty. “The first- person narration, in which the ‘I’ remains unnamed, causes the reader to identify with the protagonist” (Myers 1922)....   [tags: Pit and the Pendulum Essays]

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Edgar Allan Poe's Use of Descriptive Language in The Pit and the Pendulum

- Edgar Allan Poe's Use of Descriptive Language in The Pit and the Pendulum Edgar Allan Poe has been known for writing stories of mystery and horror. He has composed poems dealing with the occult. He favors those themes and ideas that people shy away from, death, pain, suffering, torture, terror, and fear. His gothic stories burn fright into the hearts of the reader or leave them with a sense of remorse for Poe's poor and unfortunate characters. Not many people have ever thought about how Poe goes about conveying these feelings to his readers and why it is so effective....   [tags: The Pit and the Pendulum]

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Summary Of The Pit And The Pendulum by Edgar Alan Poe

- The unnamed narrator laments that he is "sick unto death" after agents of the Spanish Inquisition in Toledo used torture while questioning him. When they unbind him, they allow him to sit while robed judges sentence him to death. Thereafter he cannot make out what they are saying; he can hear only a low hum while their lips move with "immoveable resolution." In the apartment where he sits, the slight movement of the black draperies unnerves him, but seven burning candles hearten him, like rescuing angels, until nausea overcomes him as he realizes the hopelessness of his predicament....   [tags: Poe Pit Pendulum Summary]

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The Pit And The Pendulum

- ... Monumental amounts of detail can be found in any paragraph of this short story with every word having meticulous meaning. Later on in the story the pendulum quickly approaches the heart of the narrator as he is bound to a wooden board. “Down –steadily down it crept. I took a frenzied pleasure in contrasting its downward with its lateral velocity. To the right, to the left, far and wide –with the shriek of a damned spirit. Toward my heart, it crept, with the stealthy pace of a tiger. I alternately laughed and howled, as the one or the other idea grew predominant....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story, Horror fiction]

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The Pit And The Pendulum

- The Pit and the Pendulum could lead to many thoughts. However, I will cover three particular ones that caught my interest. I will elaborate of my thoughts of the main character’s view of the dark, judging characters as well as his descending into the “Hades” like place, the symbolism of the pendulum and the pit, and the character’s final, fatal fall into the pit. In the introduction to the story, the main character describes how he was sick and how he was unbound and then judged by the grim reaper-like characters....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Pit And The Pendulum

- In Poe’s short story, The Pit and The Pendulum, the main character, our narrator, has been captured and is certain that he will die. The story unfolds as he awakens after having lost consciousness. In order to understand him and comprehend the type of man he is, we must make inferences from his thoughts and actions. The Spanish Inquisition has captured the narrator. How he was captured or why he did not say, but the fact that he was arrested tells you something about who he is. When the Spanish Inquisition was in power, everyone knew the consequences of going against them....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Pit an the Pendulum

- The Pit an the Pendulum By: Edger Allen Poe The Pit an the Pendulum by Edger Allen Poe is what this essay came from. The story starts with the heretic getting sentenced the death penalty. He is thrown in a big pitch black pit, with a swinging pendulum hanging from the roof, to eventually be killed in some way. I believe that this character is a dynamic character because he goes through a lot and changes a lot. One thing that was interesting was, that the heretic might have been post humus. He says “I was sick, sick unto death,” he referred to his sickness as past tense by saying “was.” Unto death means that he is dead....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Pit and the Pendulum

- The Pit and the Pendulum The Pit and the Pendulum is a story about a man confined to a prison cell and tortured mercilessly in Toledo Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. Edgar Allen Poe's story is powerful because the prisoner tells the story of his torture. Given this you know he is going to survive which helps make the mystery so much more complex. The plot is very believable and consistent. Poe shows great detail in the setting of the dungeon. The plot is hard to fathom, in that it is difficult to believe that a man could survive so much adversity without going crazy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Pit And The Pendulum By Edgar Allan Poe

- The Pit and the Pendulum   Like many stories written by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Pit and the Pendulum” creates an eerie atmosphere with an unknown character. This story focuses mainly on the distinct detail on the surroundings that seem to enhance the senses due to the character’s current state of blindness in the present environment. With little information presented of the character’s reason in being there, the experience seems to be the main focus of this short story. “Poe places the narrator of “The Pit and the Pendulum” in just such a crucible of painful sensations, which force him to grapple with an ultimate state of horror.” (Kent Ljungquist) As stated in an analysis by Kent Ljungquist P...   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story, Fiction]

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The Pit and the Pendulum essay

- The Dungeon of Madness In this story, Edgar Allan Poe (such as in many of his works) uses the setting to create a dark image inside our minds. He makes this specially through darkness, therefore the character makes a connection with death. “The physical setting oppresses him in the visions of his graveyard” (1). “The setting plays an important role in how the narrator discovers the many ways he may die” (2). It is a dungeon full of torturing traps, and the character, as any normal human, feels terror inside his prison and fears his death in any of the cruel ways arranged for him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Fear of Death: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum

- Death is unavoidable no matter the circumstances. However, how one dies, that is a subject of the unknown. In the end, if one had the choice of how to die, the decisions could fluctuate between countless possibilities. It is a natural human instinct to fear death because of the unknown and Edgar Allan Poe does not deny this claim. In Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum, the narrator of the story is tormented in a prison during the Spanish Inquisition; this fear of death is created from natural human instincts....   [tags: Psychological Process, Dream State]

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Fear in The Pit and the Pendulum, by Edgar Allan Poe

- What is fear. Is it being in a prison so dark a person can not see in front of them. In this complete darkness the narrator finds himself eating and drinking, then passing out on a cold floor. When he wakes he is somewhere else in the dark cell. Or is it a cell. Could it be a tomb. Just when he thinks the cell is so big he finds himself almost falling into a pit. He eats and sleeps again. Where or how will he wake. Does he wake from his drugged food. In this story “The Pit and the Pendulum,” by Edgar Allan Poe, he tells the terrifying struggle of a man dealing with fear, torture, and confinement....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe]

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The Pit And The Pendulum, The Black Cat, And Annabel Lee

- ... Poe eventually marries Virginia, but out of paranoia that he would eventually lose her. Poe’s efforts however were fruitless, Virginia and Clemm also succumb to Tuberculosis. After his aunt and cousin die, Poe searches endlessly for a connection, attention, love from another soul. A death of a loved one can cause someone deep depression, but for Poe it was relentless, and never ending. Poe realized from his losses that his life must follow a determined path, something he can never control. But Poe cannot stand being powerless to fate, so he writes....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe]

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The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

- The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the pendulum demonstrate an arabesque look at the human mind. Part of the terror of "The Pit and the Pendulum" stems from the apocalyptic imagery with which Poe establishes his narrative framework. The narrator of the tale seems not to parallel the characters of Poe's other tales, in that he is very sane and his torture comes from without rather than from within. Poe has used apocalyptic imagery in many of his works (Spealght 235)....   [tags: Papers]

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Torture and Torment in The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

- Torture and Torment in The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe In the Story The Pit and the Pendulum, the narrator explains that he has been sentenced to death by the Inquisition (the institutionalized persecution of all Protestants and heretical Catholics by the Catholic government in 15th- and 16th-century Spain). The reader however must not get Poe confused with the narrator because the narrator is the one telling the story while Poe is the author of the story. The narrator starts his story by saying he is sick unto death (180)....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing The Signalman' by Charles Dickens and The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

- Comparing The Signalman' by Charles Dickens and The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe In this essay I will be focusing on the comparisons between the two horrific tales, 'The Signalman' written by Charles Dickens and 'The Pit and the Pendulum' written by Edgar Allan Poe, and by looking at these tales, will give me an idea of how suspense is built up. In the opening paragraph of 'The Signalman', suspense is built up immediately as the sense of sound adds confusion and many rhetorical questions are asked such as, who is calling....   [tags: Papers]

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Should Pit Bulls Be Banned?

- Pit bulls face such a high degree of discrimination, that they have become the most common breed in shelters throughout the United States. Over 700 cities in the U.S. have banned pit bulls within their communities giving them the name, “America’s most reviled dog” (Tullis). Steps to prevent the prejudice of not only pit bulls but all dog breeds have proven effective. As of 2014, 17 states passed laws which prevented “breed-specific legislation” (Madhani) within their towns and cities. Regardless, pit bulls still remain the least adopted and most commonly euthanized breed in the United States....   [tags: Dog, Dog breed, Pit Bull]

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Euthanizing Pit Bulls

- The of Euthanizing Pit Bulls Americans have been debating the morality of euthanizing animals for decades, including an impassioned argument about the quickness to kill the Pit Bull breed. Advocates that support euthanization of pit bulls use their aggression and danger to justify the killings. The perception of danger is not based in reality, but rather comes from media exposure. Most pit bulls do not exhibit aggressive behavior and those that do are trained to do so by irresponsible owners....   [tags: Pit Bull, American Pit Bull Terrier]

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Pit Bull Bans: The Biting Truth

- There are breeds that can be classified as outlaws. How can that be. It is like judging a book by its cover, and is not that frowned upon. Society has gone so far with this that there are even laws banning pit bulls in certain counties. Fines have been put in place and outrageous insurance policies must be purchased simply to own a dog. A dog is just that, a dog, until someone comes along and makes it into a monster. A dog may be bred to do something and can be trained to do an entirely different thing....   [tags: dogs, breeds, pit bull reputation]

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The American Pit Bull Terrier Community

- American Pit Bull Terrier, with a firm muscular body prepared to attack at any moment; jaws of steel that have a death grip, and a bark just as intimidating as their appearance would make anyone terrified of this breed. With the media so fixated on the Pit Bull breed, these dogs have been given a reputation of being aggressive and vicious. They are never reported on the respectable acts they do. The consequence of the media’s excessive enthusiasm, and numerous reported dog bites, have some states sense they are a danger to the community and have banned the breed....   [tags: American Pit Bull Terrier, Dogs, Breed]

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Banning Of Pit Bulldogs

- One of the most popular dogs owned by dog owners is the pit bulldog. They are said to have a friendly temperament and is remarked for being attached to their owners. Pit bull dogs are good pets, but they can cause severe problems if they are not trained correctly. Even with their friendly attitude towards human, they are aggressive and defensive towards their territory. This tends to threaten the society when considering how to control the pit bulls of mauling incidents. Pit bulldogs and other attack dogs should be banned to keep people safe from dog mauls in populated areas....   [tags: Dogs Pit Bulls]

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The Nature of Place in ‘The Chalk Pit’ by Edward Thomas and ‘The Woodpile’ by Robert Frost

- ‘The Chalk Pit’ by Edward Thomas and ‘The Woodpile’ by Robert Frost are both about being transported to a specific place and these places have an effect on the speaker(s). The setting of ‘The Chalk Pit’ is most likely at the foot of Wheatham Hill in Hampshire and nearby is an abandoned chalk mine. ‘The Woodpile’ is set in a frozen swamp/wood in wintertime. Both of the poems have similar settings and this verifies the fact that Frost and Thomas were both very similar people, both in poetry and in real life....   [tags: Chalk Pit, place, Edward Thomas, Woodpile, Robert ]

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Legislation against Pit Bulls and Owners in Sioux City, Iowa

- If you’re a pit bull owner in Sioux City, Iowa, you are faced with certain ordinances that make it more difficult to own and keep your dog. This is Sioux City’s attempt to keep its citizens’ safe and prevent the abuse and harm of the pitbull. The city is trying to promote safety and animal advocacy. This ordinance is not effective because it punishes the animal and not the owner; it also does not take into account the animals individual personality. Legislators should create laws that consider all dogs based on their individual behavior and hold owner accountable for their animals....   [tags: bsl, breed specific legislation, pit bulls, laws, ]

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Female Characters in The Ivory Swing and The Tiger in theTiger Pit

- Female Characters in The Ivory Swing and The Tiger in theTiger Pit        With " beautifully executed images", Janette Turner Hospital creates four vivid female character in her two novels.  The four characters are Juliet and Yashoda in The Ivory Swing and Elizabeth and Emily in The Tiger in theTiger Pit .  Each of the above is invested by Turner Hospital with a deep consciousness.           In the view of Janette Turner Hospital, women are immensely uncertain.  They are never sure of what they want....   [tags: The Ivory Swing and The Tiger in theTiger Pit]

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The Physics Of A Pendulum

- A pendulum is described as a point mass suspended by a string of negligible mass. Typically, it rests in its equilibrium position, but once displaced, the point mass will begin to swing back and forth, about its fixed position. The motion repeats regularly, and the period can be predicted. The model T=2π√(L/g) predicts the period if the pendulum, where L is the length of the string. According to this formula, the amount of displacement plays no role in the length of time an oscillation takes. But how is that possible....   [tags: Force, Classical mechanics, Potential energy, Mass]

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The Foucault Pendulum: Jean Foucault

- A student with a compulsive longing for the explanations of why and how things work is a science professor’s dream student. Thus, it would make sense for the first few steps within the science building to intensify that essential characteristic of its students by its very construction. The foyer of the science building evokes this sense of scientific wonder and rational thought through its methodical design, which is embodied at its center by a Foucault pendulum. The Foucault pendulum is named after the French physicist Jean Foucault, who first used it in 1851 to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth....   [tags: earth rotation, physics]

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The Misrepresentation of Pit Bulls in the Media

- The misrepresentation of Pit Bull breeds in the media has been reflected in American culture. As these dogs were incorporated into World War I propaganda, they were perceived as symbols of courage and strength, the archetype of American dog breeds5. When, in the 1920s and 1930s, American Staffordshire Terrier “Pete the Pup” starred in the comedy Our Gang, later known as The Little Rascals, Pit Bulls were considered “nanny dogs” and family-friendly pets7. When the media focused heavily on illegal dog fighting rings and gang culture in the 1970s and 1980s, Pit Bulls were called demonic and unpredictable....   [tags: dog attack, american culture, animal violence]

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Foucault's Pendulum

- Foucault’s Pendulum Umberto Eco’s truly lluminating novel Foucault’s Pendulum (1989) opens with an unknown character in the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers in Paris. The character struggles to hide, but finally finds refuge in a replica submarine. He in the conservatoire to discover if “the plan” is real, to save Belbo and to find the truth behind the conspiracy that has lead him here over the course of almost a decade. Eco only refers to this character as Casaubon, the protagonist. After the introduction, Casaubon meets Dr....   [tags: Italian Literature]

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The Truth About Pit Bulls

- Owning a pit bull in today’s day and age has one of two reactions: Either the person loves them or is terrified of them. There are so many myths about Pit Bulls and they are just that. Myths. Some of the myths that surround pit bulls are that they have “lock jaw” and they have a killer instinct that does not stop at just killing other animals. Pit bull advocates, such as myself, know that Pit Bulls have always been known as the “nanny dog” throughout history because of how much they love children and their loyalty to their families....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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Should Pit Bulls Be Banned?

- ... Yet, the studies that have been done on the temperament of pit bulls show otherwise. One study done by The American Temperament Test Society showed that 86.8% of the American pit bull terriers passed the test. Their pass rate was higher than the golden retriever which only 85.2% passed or beagles in where only 78.2% passed. The average pass rate for all breeds combined was 83% (American Temperament Test Society). Another study done by Stefanie Ott showed that there was no indication of extreme aggression behavior in the bull terrier bloodline to be found....   [tags: Staffordshire Bull Terrier]

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The America Pit Bull Terrier

- The America Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) was breed to be a sport dog, they are athletic energetic and a good companion. That being said over the years their reputation has dropped dramatically form once being Americas most popular dog to Americas most hated and feared dog. Pit bulls are nothing like the poor reputation that they have, they are very smart, loving, and friendly dogs. In America, dogs have become part of families and it is not taboo to see them treated, loved and taken care of as if they were a blood relative....   [tags: dogs, doberman, ruthless dogs]

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Looking at Pit Bull Fighting

- Racial profiling is wrong, we all know that so why do so many of us still do this. Blacks, Whites, Asians, and Hispanics can live a free life here in America, so why can’t Pit bulls. Pit bull fighting has become a big thing in America for people to do as a hobby. The humans that fight the dogs are the ones who are giving pit bulls the bad reputation they are receiving when in reality it is the humans who deserve the bad reputation. Pit bulls are surrounded with ignorance, misinformation, myths and lies more than any other dog causing all the hate and discrimination towards this breed....   [tags: animal abuse and exploitation]

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Racing and the Pit Crew

- It’s race day and life in the pit crew is like being a goalie, 99% boredom and 1% panic, working 12 hours a day every day. When I arrived at LOWES motor speedway in North Carolina, everyone was in this 99% boredom phase, or their “down time”. It’s 7 a.m. and the cars of each team sit in the one story tin garage building with unfinished concrete floors looking almost like it was temporary, halfway equipped for the upcoming race and surrounded by their respective crewmembers. As I walk through the inside of this garage, big enough for twenty-five cars but filled with about fifty cars, the walking paths are carved through the clutter of race cars, roll-a-ways and loose parts....   [tags: racing,]

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American Pit Bull Terrier

- The world seems to believe that the American Pit Bull Terrier is a vicious breed of dog, violent and ruthless by nature, and that they should be treated as such. However, what if this stereotype about the pit bull that modern society bases their opinions off of, is an improper representation of the breed. The pit bull faces much hatred and neglect in this day and age, but in their prime, the pit bull was considered to be the perfect dog. Although bred for physique and stature that was perfect in the dog-fighting world, the pit bull grew in popularity and became high demand as a man’s best friend....   [tags: bread, bulldog, ruthless]

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Pit Bulls

- Audience: • Uninformed people who believe in the stereotypes of “aggressive” dogs. • Parents of younger children because they are protective. Purpose: • Convince people that the stereotype of Pit Bulls being inherently aggressive is completely misrepresentative of the breed. • Convince parents that Pits are loving and a good family dog and not the vicious animal that people are led to believe because of media influence. • I want to open the eyes of others to the fact that any dog can be aggressive....   [tags: stereotype, aggressive, dog attacks, dogs]

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Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe´s Literature

- Edgar Allan Poe has a unique writing style that uses several different elements of literary structure. He uses intrigue vocabulary, repetition, and imagery to better capture the reader’s attention and place them in the story. Edgar Allan Poe’s style is dark, and his is mysterious style of writing appeals to emotion and drama. What might be Poe’s greatest fictitious stories are gothic tend to have the same recurring theme of either death, lost love, or both. His choice of word draws the reader in to engage them to understand the author’s message more clearly....   [tags: vocabulary, repetition, imagery]

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The relationship between the length and the period of motion of a pendulum

- Introduction: I chose to investigate this topic out of pure curiosity to see how the length of a pendulum affects its period of motion. A pendulum is a suspended point of mass, hung from a fixed point on an inextensible cord. When it is pulled and released from one side of its equilibrium, at x°, the pendulum swings back and forth on a vertical plane under the influence of gravity (La Né Powers, 2006). The motion is periodic and oscillatory; I am determining the oscillation or otherwise known as the period of motion (Resnick & Malliday, 1977, pp....   [tags: History, Galileo]

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Factors that Affect the Period of a Pendulum

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Pit bulls and Their Supposedly Agressive Behavior

- The Pitbull used to be one of the most popular family dogs. I myself own a Pitbull. They are some of the most mis-treated breeds of dog. This is because of their supposedly aggressive behavior. But research has proven that no one breed of dog is more aggressive than any other. So why is there such a stereotype that Pitbulls are mean and aggressive. Every breed of dog was bred for a reason. Whether this was for rabbit hunting, or herding livestock, there was always a purpose for their birth. Every dog has different physical characteristics, as well as behavior....   [tags: stereotype, breeds, dog figthting]

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Investigating the Time Period of a Pendulum

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The Effect of T-Period on the Pendulum

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Investigating the Oscillations of a Pendulum

- Investigating the Oscillations of a Pendulum Aim: - To investigate the oscillations of a simple pendulum and find the value of ‘gÂ’, acceleration due to gravity, in the laboratory. Apparatus: - Retort stand with clamp Pendulum bob Piece of thread (≈ 110 cm) Stop watch Two small wooden blocks metre rule Hypothesis and Theory:- In this experiment the set up below is arranged....   [tags: Papers]

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Using a Pendulum to Find Gravity

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The Simple Pendulum Experiment

- The Simple Pendulum Experiment General Plan The first thing I am going to do is outline a general plan for this experiment. In this experiment, I am going to be measuring the effect of two variables on the time of one oscillation of a simple pendulum. The two variables that I have chosen are the length of the pendulum's string and the mass of the pendulum's bob. I will vary these two items and record results for the time of one oscillation of a pendulum with different mass/length of string....   [tags: Papers]

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Taking a Look at the Romanticist Movement

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Common Motifs of Edgar Allan Poe

- Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. His first book was published in 1827. In 1829 Al Aaraaf Tamerlane, and Minor Poems, Poe's second book was published. Poe became the editor of The Southern Literary Messenger in 1834 after his lawyer persuaded them to publish some of his stories and make him an editor. During this time his mark on American Literature began. Three of Poe's well-known stories are “The Cask of Amontillado”, which was published in 1846, “The Tell-Tale Heart, which was published in 1843, and “The Pit and the Pendulum”, which was published in 1842....   [tags: Biography]

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Pendulum Investigation

- Pendulum Investigation Plan Aim To investigate how the length of a simple pendulum will affect the time for a full swing. Variables Length The length of the pendulum has a large effect on the time for a complete swing. As the pendulum gets longer the time increases. As the pendulum gets shorter the time decreases. Air resistance A big and light pendulum bobble would be affected by a major amount of air resistance. This might cause the pendulum to move in a different way....   [tags: Papers]

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Pendulum Investigation

- Pendulum Investigation Introduction In this investigation, I will try to attempt an experiment that will measure the time taken for a pendulum to oscillate for one complete swing; I will also explore and investigate the numerous variables that might effect the time taken to oscillate. Factors effecting periodic time =============================== The factors, which might affect the time taken for a pendulum to complete one swing, are: 1. The length of string 2....   [tags: Papers]

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Breed Specific Legislation: Unfair to Pit Bulls

- Niko is a boxer mix from Kansas City, Kansas. Kansas City had a ban against owning a dog of the “pit bull” breed. Niko was taken from his home in 2007 by animal control, and wrongfully accused for the way he looked. He was held in a kennel at the pound during the entire eight month period it took for his owners to get him back. After multiple court hearings, Niko was finally released and sent home with his family (Campbell). Niko’s story is a great reference to the many controversial thoughts people have against the laws regarding breed bans for pit bulls....   [tags: Breed-Specific Laws]

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Pit Bulls: Are They Really the Monsters They're Made out to Be?

- ... Judy Cohen and John Richardson authors of “Pit Bull Panic” have been researching how pit bulls are portrayed in the media. They are looking at several aspects of the story; Cohen and Richardson are looking at whether pit bulls are more violent toward people than other dog breeds and the issue of dog fighting. If the dog is bred to fight, it is aggressive towards people. Between 1987 and 2000, they looked at 72 stories that the New York Times published on pit bulls. Cohen and Richardson found that 26 of those stories covered attacks on people, and 22 covered legislation restricting ownership, and 9 described owners of pit bulls, that are considered the “dregs of society”....   [tags: banned dog breeds]

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Do Pit Bulls Make Good Pets?

- “If somebody is too stupid to understand the fundamental immorality of dog fighting, you’re never going to be able to explain it to him” (Kevin Hench). Most people think that pit bulls have locking jaws. This is false however; no dog breed in the whole world has locking jaws. Dogs are not always aggressive how they are raised and trained determines the behavior of a dog. Dogs have tendencies to be aggressive only if not trained properly. The discrimination against pit bulls is wrong and uncalled for....   [tags: Domestic Animals]

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An Investigation of the Factors Affecting the Period of a Pendulum

- An Investigation of the Factors Affecting the Period of a Pendulum I could investigate the following factors: * Angle of displacement * Length of string * Pendulum weight I am going to investigate and see if varying the length of string will affect the period of the pendulum. My prediction is: The longer the string the longer the period. The period will be longer as the pendulum has farther to travel. My theory is demonstrated below. Pendulum A has a shorter string....   [tags: Papers]

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Investigating Factors that Affect the Swinging Of a Pendulum

- Investigating Factors that Affect the Swinging Of a Pendulum Aim Our aim is to find out whether changing the variables of the swinging pendulum affects the speed. Preliminary Work In order to find out which variable/s affect the swinging of a pendulum, I need to test all the variables available. There are three variables we will be investigating: * The length of the string * The mass of the pendulum * The angle from which the pendulum is swung For each experiment, I will change the length/mass/angle five times, and repeat each length/mass/angle just once....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effect Length Has on a Pendulum's Period

- The Effect Length Has on a Pendulum's Period Prediction: I predict that the shorter the length of string, the shorter the time it takes for the pendulum to complete one period. The longer the length of the string, the longer the time it will take to complete one period. Equipment needed for experiment: -Clamp -Stopwatch -Bob/Ball -Metre ruler -String Obtaining the results: I will be measuring the length of the string in 10s, so that I can obtain a wider range of results....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparision of 'Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening' and 'The Chalk Pit'

- The poems 'Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening' by Robert Frost and 'The Chalk Pit' by Edward Thomas both convey a sense of place in their meaning. 'Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening' is about how the narrator stops outside the snow-filled woods to admire the scenery along with his horse. The narrator does not stay for long as he has 'promises to keep'. 'The Chalk Pit' involves the conversation of two people about a chalk pit nearby. Speaker A adds a lot of imagination to the conversation while Speaker B is more plainspoken and mundane....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Compare/Contrast]

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The American Pit Bull: Nature vs Nurture

- When the American Pit Bull is discussed, the subject of nature versus nurture is often the primary topic. Over the last ten to twenty years, thoughts have changed greatly in respect to dog fighting. Throughout history, several different types of dogs have been used for dogfighting. Ancient Romans had displays of dog fights, as well as gladiators, in their great arenas long before the bully breed ever came into existence (Hsu & Sun, 2010). Thankfully, society has evolved, and so has the ideas behind the fight of dogs....   [tags: animal genetics]

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Why The Pit Was A Location For Different Levels Of Social Engagement

- ... My study location allowed me to observe the pit and the general direction individuals came and departed from. I gathered data by looking around at various groups entering and leaving the Pit while jotting notes about their interactions and characteristics. For example, I recorded what belongings they carried and nonverbal cues such as whether or not they were looking down when walking by. If they were within hearing range, I was able to hear laughter or the tone of the conversation but did not attempt to eavesdrop on the group....   [tags: Observation, Scientific method, Hypothesis]

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Peter's Pit - Original Writing

- Peter's Pit - Original Writing He looked back along the length of his body, stretched out flat over the crumbling chalk, his leather clad hands gripping the cold barrel with rock-like steadiness. A gap in the bank, created when a huge boulder had been torn from the cliff top by high winds, afforded him an unobstructed view across his chosen zone for the day. Known to the locals as 'Peter's Pit' - a disused quarry, a scar on the landscape. Scraped out by other heartless men, now, miraculously, supporting a diverse enough eco-system to get classified as a Site of Scientific Interest....   [tags: Papers]

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Poe's Childhood in Stories

- Edgar Allan Poe is a very well known short stories author as well as a poet in the 1800 and even now. He has written many short stories, and all of these stories always has a deeper meaning to what he’s saying. This makes the readers think more than they normally would in other short stories and also make it so that the reader can find out more about it indirectly. His life had never been a normal happy life. He was in the same room with his brother when his mother died. He was there for two days with the dead body of his own mother which must have brought on trauma....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Managing Pit Bull Terriers

- Managing Pit Bull Terriers Queensland premier, Peter Beattie says "having a Pit Bull Terrier is like having a loaded gun in your house," this is wrong. It is the bad owners of these dogs that should be held accountable to the destructive behavior of these breeds. Nobody can deny that Pit Bull terriers don't have a bad reputation but that doesn't mean the breed should be eliminated. It is the decent dogs of the breed that are being wrongly accused for the actions of other dogs....   [tags: Papers]

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Owning A Pit Bull

- Owning A Pit Bull Own a Good Dog Own A Pit Bull There are many different qualities to consider when choosing a dog. Pit Bulls have all the qualities needed to become a great companion. Although, if you treat them wrong when they're growing up there is a good chance they will get out of control. If you raise them right you will have one of the best dogs ever. For example my friend had a Pit Bull that he would hit for no reason and one-day the dog attacked him and hurt him pretty bad. This is a good example of why you should treat your dog right....   [tags: Papers]

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Ban a Pit bull, Save a Life: Why the Ontario Ban against Pit bull Terriers Should Remain in Place

- “Mom. Mom. The dogs got Cody. The dogs got Cody” (Vancouver Sun, 2007). Just a few days after Christmas in 2004, these are the cries that awoke Sheri Fontaine. Fontaine raced from her bed into the living room to find her three-year old son, Cody Fontaine, savaged by the dogs that were staying temporarily in her house. Tragically, young Cody did not survive the attack. A young life taken, a mother’s life ruined. Sadly, this story is not as uncommon as one of violence against people, they exhibit highly stubborn characteristics that make them difficult to control, and such bans have proven to be extremely effective....   [tags: Animal Behavior ]

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My Pit Bull

- My Pit Bull I.     Pit bulls are outlawed in Miami-Dade County because of their vicious nature. A.     In 1990, the American Pit Bull Terrier was outlawed in Miami Dade County. B.     There are many reasons why we fear this particular breed and one reason is because we fear what we do not understand. C.     The pit bull dogs are outlawed in Miami Dade County because of the inbred susceptibility to attack other animals, and because of the danger posed to humans. II.     One stereo type of pit bulls is that they are mean and vicious....   [tags: cause and effect]

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Poe: An Analysis of His Work

- The Portable Edgar Allen Poe, edited by J. Gerald Kennedy, is a phenomenal compilation of works from one of America's greatest writers of the nineteenth century. Published in 2006, the book contains short stories, poems, and letters, written by Edgar Allen Poe. Full of lies, hope, revenge, and guilt, the stories in this assemblage are suspenseful and convey powerful messages. Of all the amazing stories that comprise this anthology, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Black Cat”, and “The Pit and the Pendulum” are the best three in the compendium....   [tags: Complete Works, Poems, Short Stories]

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Production Pit

- Production Pit Zizek wants to know of Tarkovsky, “Does his cinematic materialism effectively provide the adequate “objective correlative” for his narrative of spiritual quest and sacrifice, or does it secretly subvert his narrative?” (254). He looks to Tarkovsky’s writings, which he takes as Russian obscurantist religious mysticism, but ignores the answers already present in Tarkovsky’s film. The basic dynamic he considers is a questioning of the relationship between two given elements of the film, its narrative theme (which Zizek takes as an overall gnosticism, along the theological lines that spirituality demands moving up and away from the body) and its textured visual/aural...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Investigating the Factors Affecting the Time Peiod of a Pendulum

- Investigating the Factors Affecting the Time Peiod of a Pendulum Aim: To investigate the factors affecting the time period of a pendulum Introduction: [IMAGE]The time period of a pendulum is the amount of time that a pendulum takes to swing from position A, through positions B and C and back to A again. It is the movement from 1 peak to another, i.e. one oscillation. I need to examine the factors affecting how long it takes for 1 oscillation to take place, In relation to the energy transfers involved....   [tags: Papers]

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The Pit: An Analysis of Curtis Jadwin's Personality

- From the first chapter of The Pit, it is very obvious that Curtis Jadwin will be a central figure in the novel. Jadwin's instant interest for Laura and Laura's almost immediate attraction for Jadwin confirm that there is more to see of these two characters. Norris, the author, characterizes Curtis Jadwin as a flawless, impeccable man who revered by everyone. Throughout the first five chapters of the novel Curtis Jadwin is characterized as a man devoted primarily to money, business and interested only in attaining all that he wishes....   [tags: American Literature]

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Investigating the Factors that Affect the Period of One Swing of a Pendulum

- Investigating the Factors that Affect the Period of One Swing of a Pendulum Aim: To investigate the factors which affect the period of one swing (oscillation) of a simple pendulum. The factors I will use are length of the string, and angle that the bob is released from. Hypothesis: 1. Length of string I think that the length of the string directly affects the period of one oscillation. The mathematical formula used to describe the period of the pendulum is: T= 2 p√tex2html_wrap_inline105/g T is the period (time for one swing - seconds) tex2html_wrap_inline105 is the length of the pendulum (metres) g is the acceleration dues to gravity....   [tags: Papers]

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The Side Of The Bully Breed

- ... Many people would say that the dumbest dog to own would be the american pitbull for many reasons not only regarding the dog but the owner as well. Pitbulls can be uncontrollable idiotic animals that have a very low IQ only because of the dumb decisions they tend to make. “ Show me the guy with the 175 IQ who keeps pit bulls. Show me the retired English professor. Show me the Boeing engineer. Show me the pediatrician. I 'll wait. Being an idiot, you probably don 't even know how to look.” (Rowsdower, 2010) Not only is the dog not high intelligent but the owner tends to be low intelligent with criminal records, tattoos, and poor....   [tags: Pit Bull, American Pit Bull Terrier]

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Mary Rugen Ismael : How Much She Helps You The Strut Your Mutt Program

- ... When that occurred, the foster mom refused to give her the dog back. She wanted to know if there is something we can do to reunite her with her dog. I provided her with our international response that explains the focus of our work and that we do not have lawyers or the expertise in the international jurisdiction to be able to advise her in this situation. I provided her with some international organizations that she can try contacting to see if they might be able to provide her some advice....   [tags: Pit Bull, American Pit Bull Terrier, Onychectomy]

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The Death Of A Dog

- ... Yet, as time passes the public opinion of different breeds changes. Some so much that, laws are put into place to prevent people from breeding or even owning certain breeds of dogs. As Houpt puts it, “The statement is often made that popularity ruins the breed, but what probably happens is that while the percentage of aggressive dogs within a breed remains the same, the total numbers increase so there are more aggressive dogs of that particular breed” (Houpt). Corgis are now considered one of the cutest and most lovable dogs and are in high demand worldwide while any animal closely resembling a pit bull are being euthanized at a highly alarming rate....   [tags: Pit Bull, American Pit Bull Terrier]

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Literary Analysis Of ' The Devil And Tom Walker '

- Romanticism: Literary Analysis of The Devil and Tom Walker, The Pit and the Pendulum, and Thanatopsis When someone hears the word romantic they think of love, or Valentine’s Day and couples. Romanticism is actually when the value of feeling and intuition is greater than the value of reason, which became very popular in the 1800’s. Several American literature selections from this period are considered romantic, some with the recurring theme of darkness and death, and three of which include: Washington Irving’s The Devil and Tom Walker, William Cullen Bryant’s Thanatopsis, and The Pit and the Pendulum, by Edgar Allan Poe....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Romanticism, Romantic poetry]

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Influence That Endures Ever More: Edgar Allan Poe

- Influence That Endures Ever More: Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe once said, “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most influential people in literary history and his words had the great power to impress the mind. More than 150 years after the death of Edgar Allan Poe, his writings are still influencing and inspiring writers today. Edgar Allan Poe was one of the a greatest literary influences of the 19th century and of today because of the way he changed the literary style of his time, he created a new genre of literature of both the horror and detective story, and he became the founder of the modern short stor...   [tags: literature, mystery, short stories]

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The Dark Writings of Edgar Allan Poe

- Edgar Allan Poe is regarded as one of the most famous writers of all time. He is known for his sinister and horrific tales and his seemingly pessimistic view on life. This overwhelming theme is rarely questioned by other writers and fans alike because of his personal tragedies; it is only fitting that a man as disturbed as Poe would write such troubled stories. It is common knowledge to most that Poe had a heartrending life; he lost his biological mother, adoptive mother, and wife all before he went to college....   [tags: Classic Literature]

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De beers Canada Inc.Proposed Mine Pit Study Report

- Introduction De beers Canada Inc., the proponent of the Victor Diamond Project, is one of the subsidiary companies owned by the De Beers group. De Beers group, founded in 1888, is the world's leading company in the diamond industry. Their main operation includes exploration, mining, and sales of diamonds. The Victor Diamond Project is the proposed project to build an open pit diamond mine in Attawapiskat, Ontario. The proposed project also includes the construction of the major mine facilities....   [tags: diamonds, environment, land]

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Evaluation of a Biofilter to Treat Swine House Pit Ventialtion Exhaust

- The swine industry is an important part of agriculture in North Carolina. The industry has grown from just over 2.5 million in 1987 to over 10 million animals in 2007 (USDA, 1992; USDA, 2007). As of 2007 North Carolina was the 2nd largest hog producing state (USDA, 2007). Animal feeding operations (AFOs) are sources of substances that affect air quality such as, ammonia (NH3), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), VOCs, particulate matter (PM) and odor. The explosion in the number of hogs in North Carolina has led to new legislation in the state to protect the environment and public health....   [tags: Research Proposal]

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The History of Dog Discrimination

- Have you ever discriminated a dog because of it known to be mean and aggressive. Certain dog breeds have been stereotyped as vicious and dangerous, such as Pit Bulls and Rottweilers. In order to counteract these incidents, people have been enacting specific laws to ban these breeds. People look to mass media for what is a danger to society and bully breeds have become a target. These breeds have gotten a bad rap and have been discriminated because of mass media and opinions made from people against these breeds....   [tags: pit bulls, rottweilers]

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Five Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

- Barnabás Kanik Five short stories of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) pioneered many of the most enduring forms of American popular culture, including detective story and the Gothic or sensational tale. I will compare and contrast five short stories of Poe: The Gold-Bug, The Purloined Letter, “Thou Art the Man”, The Cask of Amontillado and The Pit and the Pendulum. The genre, the purpose and role of the narrator and the parallelism between all of the stories will be examined. The five stories can be split up into two groups by their genre: detective story and gothic horror....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Investigation of Pit Size Versus Larval Size in an Antlion

- Investigation of Pit Size Versus Larval Size in an Antlion The purpose of this study was to test whether there was a relationship between the size of an antlion and the size of its pit. Fieldwork was undertaken at UT's Brackenridge Field Laboratory in Austin, Texas. There we selected two aggregations of larval antlions from which to obtain the data. Pit diameter and slope were measured to obtain the pit volume. After pits were measured, larvae were collected and weighted in the lab with an analytical balance....   [tags: Papers]

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