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Love by William Maxwell

- Love has many definitions and can be interpreted in many different ways. William Maxwell demonstrates this in his story “Love”. Maxwell opens up his story with a positive outlook on “Love” by saying, “Miss Vera Brown, she wrote on the blackboard, letter by letter in flawlessly oval palmer method. Our teacher for fifth grade. The name might as well have been graven in stone” (1). By the end of the story, the students “love” for their teachers no longer has a positive meaning, because of a turn in events that leads to a tragic ending....   [tags: vera brown, fifth grade students]

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Honey Bees Are Interesting And Work Very Hard During Their Lifetime

- Honey bees are interesting and work very hard during their lifetime. Some say we owe our survival to the honey bee. They help pollinate everything from ornamental flowers to our food supply. They have become very efficient and effective at pollination unfortunately, honey bees face many dangers in their daily life to survive. They have to defend from predators in flight as well as in their hive, not to mention the wide use of pesticides. Honey bees also produce delicious honey that some use for medicinal purpose and human and animal food production....   [tags: Beekeeping, Honey bee, Honey, Insect]

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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 Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Hopes and Dreams are an important aspect of life. When kids are young they are taught to have big dreams and do anything they can to achieve them. Yasiel Puig was born in Cuba and had a gift to play baseball. Puig had a dream to play in MLB but being born in poverty and not being able to travel outside of Cubs stood in his way. Puig had attempted to escape the country and was caught so many times that he had lost count. Not giving up on his dream to play in the majors he was finally smuggled into the US by drug runners and got a contract from a major league team....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

- “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” "Esteban's memory eternal and they were going to break their backs digging for springs among the stones and planting flowers on the cliffs so that the future years at dawn the passengers on great liners would awaken, suffocated by the smell of gardens on the high seas, and the captain would have to come down from the bridge in his dress uniform, with his astrolabe, his pole star, and his row of war medals and, pointing to the promontory of roses on the horizon, he would say in fourteen languages, look there, where the wind is so peaceful now that it's gone to sleep beneath the beds, over there, where the sun's bright that the sunflowers don't know wh...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Summary]

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Differing Interpretations Of Wordsworth 's I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

- Differing Interpretations of Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” William Wordsworth’s poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” has had favor with many audiences due to its cheery nature and simple writing style. The poem opens on the poet “wandering” or “float[ing]” over valleys and hills when he suddenly happens upon a cluster of daffodils. The field of daffodils seems never-ending and stretches around the bay of a lake. The flowers sway in the breeze and, although the lake is pretty, they are more beautiful....   [tags: Meaning of life, Poetry]

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Benefits From Honey Bee Pollination ( United States Department Of Agriculture

- About one mouthful in three in our diet directly or indirectly benefits from honey bee pollination (United States Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Research Service). Incase you didn’t know, bees don’t just pollinate flowers and make honey, they pollinate important crops such as apples, almonds, alfalfa, and many more Midwestern crops that are vital in the American agricultural system. The estimated number of bee colonies has been dropping in recent years and that is a major concern considering the vast amount of insect pollinated crops in the Midwest....   [tags: Beekeeping, Pollination, Honey bee, Insect]

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Analysis Of Death In Tristan and Story In A Mirror

- Both Thomas Mann’s novella “Tristan” (1902) and Ilse Aichinger’s much more abbreviated “Story in a Mirror” (1952) revolve around the topic of death; moreover, both treat their subjects in an aestheticized manner. However, they do so for the sake of achieving different effects. Mann’s purpose is to demonstrate that – for some characters at least – death can lose its emotional impact when it is juxtaposed with beauty and presented in an aesthetic manner; Aichinger’s, in contrast, accentuates the disturbing nature of death by juxtaposing it with the seemingly beautiful, yet ultimately dark imagery....   [tags: Literary Aesthetics, Contrasting Imagery]

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The Novel Tristan by Thomas Mann

- Mann’s novella “Tristan” (1902) demonstrates how the reader’s emotional attitude towards death diminishes when juxtaposed to beauty and presented aesthetically, while Aichinger’s “Story in a Mirror” (1954) illustrates how death is accentuated through the presentation of the antithesis. Both stories revolve around death – Aichinger’s is more explicit while Mann’s more implicit. A significant factor in how death played a role in the two stories is based on how the authors set the story as well as the imagery used to convey the finer descriptors....   [tags: death, sanatorium]

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Comparing the Roles of Women in Arcadia, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Look Back in Anger

- Comparing the Roles of Women in Arcadia, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Look Back in Anger In Arcadia, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Look Back in Anger, the women characters play distinct roles in the dramas. However, the type of roles, the type of characters portrayed, and the purpose the women’s roles have in developing the plot and themes vary in each play. As demonstrated by The Importance of Being Earnest and Look Back in Anger, the majority of women’s roles ultimately reflect that women in British society were viewed to be unequal to men in love and in relationships and generally the weaker sex, emotionally, physically and intellectually....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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A Marxist Criticism on The Importance of Being Earnest

- A Marxist Criticism on "The Importance of Being Earnest"      "Excuse me Geoffrey, could you get me some more water. I'm terribly thirsty, and the weather out here isn't doing any good for my complexion." declares the man as he sighs in exhaustion.      "Right away sir, anything else?" proclaims the servant.      "No that will be all." says the man as he waves off the servant.      So is this the scene of yesteryear's society or one of today's, well in actuality it can be either. In today's world the rich still rely on butlers and maids....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Harmoniously Vivid Landscape In Ophelia

- The Harmoniously Vivid Landscape in John Everett’s Ophelia Through its harmonious and vivid landscape, John Everett’s Ophelia expresses the confinement one can have when trying to escape from a melancholic and tragic life. I believe this painting depicts the moment after Hamlet murdered Ophelia’s father and she in turn, feeling helpless, let herself fall into the river to what appears to be a desirable death. The painting also symbolizes her tragic character’s development, downfall and ultimately loss of innocence....   [tags: Aesthetics, Hamlet, Tragedy, Gertrude, Life]

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From Childhood to Adulthood in Fantasy Fictions.

- "Many 20th century fantasies for children explore the journey from childhood to adulthood in metaphoric terms." A Discussion "Fantasy is literature for teenagers" Brian Aldiss (quoted in Alternate Worlds in Fantasy Fiction, 2001) In Alternate Worlds in Fantasy Fiction, Peter Hunt questions the credibility of fantasy fiction within the literary world, and suggests it is a marginalized literary form. Although opinions vary on the subject, many are of the consensus that fantasy is "formulaic, childish and escapist", without giving credit to its invaluable scope as a device to covertly reach adolescents....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Thingyan: A Celebration of the Burmese New Year

- Everywhere I went, there was water. People on the road were all soaked from head to toe. They seemed to like the fact that they are wet. But why would they want to get wet. Because it's Thingyan. Thingyan is a traditional Burmese celebration which is the water festival. It is a celebration of the Burmese New Year. People celebrate Thingyan in April, the hottest month of the year. The Burmese people threw water at each other to cool themselves down, and as Burmese people believe it, to clean away the bad deeds of the previous year....   [tags: Burma, Myanmar]

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Mendel 's Two Laws Help Us Understand And Analyze Genetic Crossings

- When trying to understand genetics Mendel 's laws are a very big part of it. Mendel 's two laws help us understand and analyze genetic crossings. In our experiment we used drosophila melanogaster flies, a common fruit fly. This was perfect to understand and visualize how the laws take effect. Mendel stated that during the process of genetic crossing; two alleles are formed which then separated to form gametes, which would appear in fertilization. In our experiment we accomplish a cross that determined different eye and body colors....   [tags: Gregor Mendel, Genetics, Allele]

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Kalanchoe, A Native Plant of Madagascar

- Kalanchoe is part of the Crassulaceae plant family, which includes relatives such as Jade and Stonecrop. A native of Madagascar, the plant requires sun and a well-drained, light soil, one suitable for cacti. There are over 125 species of the Kalanchoe tropical plants, only one species of the crassulaceae family originates from the America, 56 from southern & eastern Africa and 60 species in Madagascar. They are also found in south-eastern Asia and China. The name Kalanchoe comes from a phonetic transcription of the Chinese words 'Kalan Chauhuy' meaning "that which falls and grows", likely in reference to the plantlets that drop from many of the species but others believe it from the ancient...   [tags: house plant, leaves]

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The Language Of The English Language

- With the power that the internet has been able to retain within the last two decades, words are being introduced to the English language and added to the oxford dictionary on a yearly basis. However, there was a time where words were being borrowed from other counties as men began migrating and exploring different lands. With the increase of movement, there was also a movement of language. This movement molded certain words into different spellings and with time, shifted their definitions. In this paper, I will analyze the way words are introduced into the English language....   [tags: English language, England, Dialect]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' This Woman '

- Although the suffrage movement in 1920 gave women more legal power poet Joy Davidman’s poem, This Woman, highlights the idea that women were still held to certain constraints that she hoped more women would reject in efforts to attain an equal standing within society. With the date of the poem marked as 1938 many facts about an average woman’s life and role in society can be suggested. The country had recently come out of the Great Depression when this poem was written. During this time women proved that they were just as resilient, if not more, than their male counterparts....   [tags: Woman, Women's suffrage, Great Depression]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The Great Gatsby is a story involving Jay Gatsby, a wealthy young man who strives for a beautiful socialite named Daisy Buchanan. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald is known for his eloquent use of language to add meaning beyond the novel’s surface by using imagery to figuratively appeal to his readers’ physical senses. Fitzgerald employs imagery in the form of colors, flowers, and seasons to symbolize the harsh realities of the corrupt unobtainable American dream. The color green is prevalent when Nick recognizes that it represents Gatsby’s never-ending lust for Daisy Buchanan....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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William Wordsworth 's Poem I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

- William Wordsworth is a British poet who is associated with the Romantic movement of the early 19th century. Wordsworth was born on April 7, 1770, in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England. Wordsworth’s mother died when he was seven years old, and he was an orphan at 13. This experience shapes much of his later work. Despite Wordsworth’s losses, he did well at Hawkshead Grammar School, where he firmly established his love of poetry. After Hawkshead, Wordsworth studied at St. John’s College in Cambridge and before his final semester, he set out on a walking tour of Europe, an experience that influenced both his poetry....   [tags: Poetry, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, Romanticism]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Life 's Bouquet '

- In the book “Life’s Bouquet” Dr. Boilini describes her life as a garden filled with flowers and weeds. So of her flowers were weeds in disguise and some of her weeds were really flowers mistaken for weeds. Only in examining her life she discovered that she had been influenced by the people in her life. She learned from her weeds and flowers, some passed out of her life quietly, others were torn from her garden; all of them affected her. My life is not a garden. I am incapable of growing a plant successfully....   [tags: 2008 singles, English-language films, 1999 singles]

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A Deep Look At Elisa Allen in Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums

- The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck is not just a simple short story. Yes it is a short story about a country housewife that lives a boring life and grows beautiful flowers. She is then mislead to believe that a perfect stranger has interest in her flowers and is moved to reveal to him her secrets in growing them and even give him not only some of her prized shoots from the flowers but also some work so that he is given what he originally wanted. She then finds her shoots thrown haphazardly on the side of the road....   [tags: Character Analysis, Literary Analysis]

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The Outstanding Simplemente Bellas By Mabel Poblet Pujols

- The outstanding Simplemente Bellas by Mabel Poblet Pujols is a 2-D art piece, located in Tampa Museum of Art, in downtown Tampa. Tampa Museum of Art is free to students, and is a great home to many spectacular forms of 2-D and 3-D art. The first glance at this wonderful work of art, I quickly decided this would be the piece I would write my humanities paper on. During my first visit to this museum, Simplemente Bellas was immediately the first work of art to have caught my eye. At first, it changes your perspective, due to the fact it is a three-dimensional piece on top of a two-dimensional canvas....   [tags: Emotion, Art, Dimension, Visual arts]

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

- Question Four Throughout her life, Marguerite experiences many different situations and people that all contribute to the way she grows up and the person she becomes. Despite some of her tragic circumstances, she learns a lot growing up, mainly because of the African-American women in her life who teach her all different life lessons. In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Marguerite gets to absorb teachings from her mother (Vivian), Mrs. Bertha Flowers, and her grandmother (Momma). These women allow Marguerite to learn and grow as an African-American female, all while paving her own way....   [tags: african american, prejudice, Maya Angelou, women]

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Comparison of Adaptations for Nectar Feeding in Hummingbirds and American Leaf-Nosed Bats

- The coevolution of flowering plants and their pollinators has filled the earth with a diversity of life-forms: a quarter-million species of plants, and almost as many animal pollinators, including at least 1,200 vertebrates. Most tropical and subtropical plants are pollinated by insects, a small but ecologically and economically important group of plants are pollinated by birds and mammals(Devy and Davidar, 2003). Bats and birds have families within their orders that are nectar feeding, both these groups have developed similar traits for this ecological niche....   [tags: coevolution, plants, pollinators]

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Living Inside The Fence You Create

- Elisa is a trapped woman. She is trapped in her “closed off” (Steinbeck 459) location of the Salinas Valley; trapped in her “blocked and heavy” “gardening costume” (Steinbeck 460); trapped behind her “wire fence” (Steinbeck 460). Elisa is trapped woman, however all of the things that keep her trapped are ultimately hers: “her wire fence” or her constricting clothing (Steinbeck 460). Elisa's inability to step beyond her boundaries ultimately leads to her continued unhappiness and feeling of entrapment in her feminine role....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Use of Symbols in Paul's Case

- Symbols are one of those most important things to a story. They share the meaning of themselves, as well as the meaning for something else. Symbols usually make the important ideas stick out as well as make the reader have different ideas of what is actually being said. One of the many symbols in “Paul’s Case” is flower’s. From violets to carnations, the flowers Paul talks about are ones of many meanings. The flowers represent a continual motif, expressing Paul’s character. The narrator expresses the teacher’s views towards Paul’s flowers, “…his whole attitude was symbolized by his shrug and his flippantly red carnation…” (Cather)....   [tags: Paul's Case]

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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

- In the autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the main character Marguerite Johnson, is influenced by a preponderance of characters including Bailey Jr. , Momma Henderson, and Mrs. Bertha Flowers. One of the primary influences is her older brother, Bailey Jr.. Momma, or Annie Henderson, the parental grandmother, also plays an important role for Maya. Additionally, Mrs. Flowers, the black aristocrat of Stamps, saves Maya during an especially difficult time. All in all, these three characters act as important role models in the development of Marguerite through her juvenile years....   [tags: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings]

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Hamlet, By William Shakespeare

- Dr. Seuss says “Only you can control your future.” In the play Hamlet by Shakespeare, Ophelia loses control of her own future. Ophelia’s relationships and life are all controlled by the people that are supposed to love her. Shakespeare puts focus on the character of Ophelia to show how her family and lover in the play control all aspects of her life; he uses this to suggest that love cannot flourish in a controlling relationship and that oppression will lead to self-awareness and potentially rebellion....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Exploring Mount Rainier National Park

- Activities At Mount Rainier National Park they have tons of different activities that you can do. The biggest thing there you can do is go hiking there are tons of different trails that you can walk. The longest trail is the Wonderland Trail it is 93 miles long. There are a lot of things you can do as a family there like tour working farms and wildlife parks and take a ride on a classic steam engine train. Some other things you can do it go cycling there are many routes you can take on your bicycle, fishing there are a lot of lakes you can go fishing in....   [tags: Travel]

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Hevea brasiliensis:The Rubber Tree

- Hevea brasiliensis:The Rubber Tree During the Age of Exploration many people were sent out to seek unknown plant species that might serve as raw material, remedy, or ornament. Of all the great feats of that era of botanical discovery, none was more imposing than that of the domestication of rubber. New World inhabitants had shown rubber, which they obtained from several tropical plant species, to early explorers, including Columbus. Since it was an unstable product, it remained for more than three centuries a mere curiosity....   [tags: Botany]

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The Duality of Human Nature: Men’s Roles

- The Duality of Human Nature: Men’s Roles What truly defines a man. What roles should men hold in society. According to Victorian society, men should be respectful, successful and well known, which often restricted men from enjoying the pleasures of life and revealing their true self. Both Victorian writers, Robert Stevenson and Oscar Wilde, depict the roles of men in their works, while making a critique about the roles that are set by men in society. In the narrative, The Strange Case of Dr....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Helianthus Annuus, by Cathy Credletaugh

- Its common knowledge that art is subjective and almost everyone who looks at a piece of art can see something different. Every year the Visual and Performing Arts Gallery at Front Range Community College has remarkable art work based on an abundance of different themes. This year’s theme was nature. The pieces were beautiful, and even though the depicted a very solid imagery, the idea was still very flexible. Among the lilies and lavender bushes, the vanilla plants and peppers was “Helianthus Annuus”, a sunflower....   [tags: Artwork Analysis]

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Use of Symbols and Symbolism in John Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums

- Use of Symbols and Symbolism in John Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums            John Steinbeck's short story "The Chrysanthemums" is about a proud, strong woman named Elisa Allen who feels frustrated with her present life. Her frustration stems from not having a child and from her husband's failure to admire her romantically as a woman. The only outlet for her frustration is her flower garden where she cultivates beautiful chrysanthemums. Steinbeck uses chrysanthemums as symbols of the inner-self of Elisa and of every woman....   [tags: Chrysanthemums Essays]

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Skunk Cabbage and Thermogenesis

- The Skunk Cabbage is a species from the Arum family and is located in the Eastern and Western North America. In the Eastern North America, the Skunk Cabbage is known as Symplocarpus foetidus, and in the Western North America, it is known as Lysichiton americanus. It is seen plants in the Arum family are monocotyledon flowering plants where the flowers are borne on a spadix, which is enclosed by a leaf-like bract called a spathe (Ito-Inaba et al., 2009). This plant was given the name Skunk Cabbage because of its distinctive “skunky” odour that it emits due to the breaking and tearing of its leaves....   [tags: Informative, Botanical Study]

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Selling Women their Vices

- Most women have some sort of vice that they would like to get rid of. One of the worst habits a person can have is smoking. Drinking alcohol can also become a bad habit for anyone. Advertising agencies know that smoking and drinking are two vices that many women have so in order to sell these vices, they turn these bad habits into something fun or even elegant. They use different methods to reach their audience and make these vices seem not so bad. The first ad is by Pabst Brewing Company. It depicts two couples bowling and uses a poem to capture the reader’s attention....   [tags: Smoking, Drinking Alcohol, Vices, Women]

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A Dictated Life

- Recent historical events in China have often influenced popular culture in a country with a strong military presence and a governmental law that heavily impacts the general population. How film directors chose to analyze the effects that the government has over the citizens and recreate their vision of what China looks like to an outsider is powerful for the viewer, especially if he or she is not accustomed to their way of life. Therefore, it is crucial for these directors to adequately and appropriately act as a lens for the world to see into the Chinese culture and for Chinese men and women to view the world by how outsiders react to each unique portrayal of their country....   [tags: Military, Governement, China, Culture]

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Photosynthesis in Relation to Light, Temperature and Water

- Photosynthesis in Relation to Light, Temperature and Water Light has three principal characteristics that affect plant growth: quantity, quality, and duration. Light quantity refers to the intensity or concentration of sunlight and varies with the season of the year. The maximum is present in the summer and the minimum in winter. The more sunlight a plant receives (up to a point), the better capacity it has to produce plant food through photosynthesis. As the sunlight quantity decreases the photosynthetic process decreases....   [tags: Papers]

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I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by Wordsworth

- I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by Wordsworth Wordsworth takes readers on a reminiscent journey in "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" reflecting upon visions of nature. The figurative language and diction used elucidate the poet's response to nature. Wordsworth uses each stanza to share his experience in nature through the image of a dance that culminates in the poet's emotional response. Wordsworth opens with reference to himself through simile as a part of the natural landscape, "I wandered lonely as a cloud / That floats on high" (Wordsworth, Line 1)....   [tags: Poetry Wordsworth Lonely Cloud Essays]

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William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

- William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale In Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, the playwright introduces his audience to a world blending natural imagery with that of ancient religion. Appearing as nature’s child, Perdita fails to realize her own identity and does not recognize that the flowers she describes mimic her own image. Just as gillyvors are a result of crossbreeding, the shepherdess is essentially one of nature’s bastards since she eventually discovers Porrus has been an adoptive father for her, and Leontes is her biological father....   [tags: William Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays]

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Calyx & Corolla Case Study

- I. Problem Definition Calyx & Corolla (Calyx) needs to determine whether it should change its current strategy and positioning as a mail order operation to compete more directly against more traditional outlets, such as florists, and wire services, such as FTD. How could Calyx attract the largest group of potential buyers who patronized florists or other retailers and were not accustomed to buying by mail order. Calyx needs to determine what actions it should take to make a profit and grow its business....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis]

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Sonnet 64 of Spencer's Amoretti

- Sonnet 64 of Spencer's Amoretti        Poets, in general, are fond of symbolism and figures of speech.  Instead of wallowing in the concrete and the obvious, it has always been the purpose of the poet to give "... to aery nothing a local habitation and a name."  The writers of love poetry are especially fond of imagery, metaphors, and similar devices, comparing their loved ones to such and such an animal or cosmic event.         It is therefore of no surprise that 16th century sonnets employ many figures of speech when elaborating on the finer points of the subject.  Spenser, throughout his masterful Amoretti, is especially effective at drawing forth emotions;  from feelings o...   [tags: Spencer Amoretti Essays]

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The Intent of Bouwsma's Descartes' Evil Genius

- The Intent of Bouwsma's Descartes' Evil Genius Bouwsma's essay critiques Descartes' use of the evil demon in his Meditations on First Philosophy through the creation of two situations in which the "evil genius" attempts to use his powers for their express purpose, that of deception. Bouwsma conveniently admits the existence of "four or five clear and distinct ideas" and goes on to show that the evil genius is capable of deceiving mankind about everything else, specifically sensory perceptions....   [tags: Papers]

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Three Mini Essays

- The Sound of a Voice by David Henry Hwang is a play that tells the story of two people embroiled in a love affair that is marked by secrets, emotional distance, dishonesty, and ultimately, tragedy. The two characters, a Japanese man and woman who are probably both in their fifties, fall in love but do not even reveal their names to each other. The nine acts of The Sound of a Voice are set entirely in the woman's home. The man character is a visitor in the woman character's home. The woman serves the man tea and a meal and invites him to stay "as long as [he'd] like." (Hwang 2000) The man decides to stay, at the very least for another day, in spite of the rumors he has heard that other vis...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Paul 's Unhealthy Desire in Paul's Case

- Paul 's Unhealthy Desire in Paul's Case In her short story "Paul's Case," Willa Cather tells the tale of a young boy's struggle to separate himself from his common, everyday life and the people he shared it with. Paul admired the opulence of the theater, the wardrobe, the perfumes, the lights, the colors, the flowers, and the champagne. When he realized it wasn't possible to have these things, he threw his life away. Cather's purpose was to show that, by focusing on what he didn't have, Paul could not live at all....   [tags: Paul's Case Essays]

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The Lotus And The Nile

- The Lotus And The Nile The blue lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) belongs to the Nymphaeaceae (Water-Lily) family. The blue lotus has several common names including: Egyptian lotus, blue water lily, and sacred lily of the Nile. It should not be confused with the "blue lily" or Agapanthus africanus, a plant of an entirely different genus (Anonymous, 1999). Be careful also not to confuse it with the Nymphaea lotus, which is the "white lotus". Fossils of this plant have been dated back to the Jurassic period, about 160 million years ago....   [tags: Botany]

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Significance of the Mistletoe in Eudora Welty's 'A Worn Path

- Significance of the Mistletoe in Eudora Welty's 'A Worn Path After struggling up a hill, extricating herself from a thorn bush, and crossing a log over a creek, Phoenix Jackson, the aged and infirm protagonist of Eudora Welty's short story "A Worn Path," sits down on the banks of the creek for a rest: Up above her was a tree in a pearly cloud of mistletoe. She did not dare close her eyes, and when a little boy brought her a plate with a slice of marble-cake on it she spoke to him. "That would be acceptable," she said....   [tags: Worn Path Essays]

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Analysis of Biology of Aloe Vera Plant

- Aloe Vera is a member of the Liliaceae family. Also known as Aloe barbadensis, Barbados aloe, and medicinal aloe. (Quattrocchi, 2000) There are nearly five hundred species of aloe, found throughout the world today. These low or stem-less plants that originated from Africa, have prickly margined, pointed leaves that produce a yellowish, “gel” or medicinal sap, when cut. Taonomic Affiliation: The species Aloe Vera is more scientifically known as Aloe barbadenis. It is a member of the Asphodelacea (Liliaceae) family, which has many other similar plants, but A....   [tags: Papers]

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Irony in Shakespeare's "Spring" and "Winter"

- The ordinary, but shepherd-like and curious enough to look realistically at the nature, Speaker of this poem shall be married; this much realizing the subtle fears and emotions of a "married ear" and sympathizing with it. Names of specific various flowers and animals, indicating the time of year- the first days of spring - accompanied some other rustic words i.e. shepherd and ploughman brings to the mind the image of a rural life, something like what we saw in " Winter" ( the same author) In both, out of some onomatopoeic words for a bird song and realistic sceneries of nature, the true beauty and ugliness is doubted....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Shakespeare's Presentation of Ophelia

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Plant Reproduction and Breeding

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Decadence and Aestheticism

- Decadence and Aestheticism Many may wonder if the era of the 1890’s was the beginning, end, or change of a new age. The era can often be described as modern, advanced, and different. Many people were experimenting, inventing, and trying new things. Decadence and Aestheticism arose. Decadence emerged as a dark side of Romanticism in that it involved forbidden experiences. Decadence was referred to as moral, social, and artistic. As Beckson says, "The dark side of Romanticism derived from Poe and other writers who defined it as strangers united with beauty"(Page 40)....   [tags: History Historical Papers]

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The Rape of Proserpina and Eve's Fall in Milton's Paradise Lost

- The Rape of Proserpina and Eve's Fall in Milton's Paradise Lost "She pluck'd, she eat" (PL IX.781). With these four monosyllables, Milton succinctly announces the Fall of Eve in Paradise Lost. Eve's Fall, however, is far more complex than a simple act of eating, for her disobedience represents a much greater loss of chastity. Indeed, Milton implies that the Fall is a violation not only of God's sole commandment but also of Eve herself, for Milton implicitly equates Dis's ravishment of Proserpina with Satan's seduction of Eve....   [tags: Paradise Lost Essays]

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Symbols and Symbolism in Strange News From Another Star

- Symbolism in Strange News From Another Star Strange News from another Star is found to be a story which contains numerous symbols which in many cases contain some important, abstract information. Symbolism is something which is very difficult to explain due to the fact that not everyone sees the so mentioned symbol. They don’t quite see it as you, because no two minds are the same, which implies the fact that they don’t react equally to something which must be internally interpreted as it is not present as mere information....   [tags: Strange News From Another Star]

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Use of Symbolism in Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables

- Use of Symbolism in Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables In the novel The House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne portrays Alice Pyncheon as a unique and compelling character, placing her in contrast with a story full of greed, lies and betrayal. Hawthorne reveals her fantastic character to us in numerous uses of symbolism throughout the novel. By painting a picture of a gentle yet proud woman, Hawthorne chooses to represent Alice's impressive characteristics using images that come up repeatedly in his novel such as the nature and flowers in the garden as well as Alice's Posies....   [tags: House of the Seven Gables Essays]

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Parallel Experiences of Three Troubled Women in Cunningham's, The Hours

- Parallel Experiences of Three Troubled Women in Cunningham's, The Hours According to Chronicles magazine, "Woolf was undeniably a brilliant writer." Woolf's work of Mrs. Dalloway was read by fifteen-year-old Michael Cunningham in order to impress an older girl in school. As he stated, "the book really knocked me out." Once older, Cunningham wanted to write about Mrs. Dalloway, but thought not too many people would want to read a book about reading a book. He then thought he might want to read a book about reading the right book....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]

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Descriptive Essay: A Beautiful Place

- I think we all have a beautiful place in our mind. I have a wonderful place that made me happy a lot of times, years ago. But sometimes I think that I am the only person who likes this place and I'm asking myself if this place will be as beautiful as I thought when I will go back to visit it again. Perhaps I made it beautiful in my mind. This place is meaningful to me because it is part of the county I loved, is part of the county where I grew up and is part of my childhood. This place is in the country in an old region named Appalachia, a small piece of the Appalachian Mountains, in a town named Pikeville....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example]

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Database Techniques and Applications Report

- Database Techniques and Applications Report User Needs ========== My database will be designed for a major florist company called ‘FuNkY FlOwErS’, the company has requested for me to design a database, which will enable all records of customers, the flower package they’ve chosen, and the sales, to be recorded in one document. The database will enable the staff operating the database to store and retrieve information, which is relevant to the sales. In order for the information in my database to remain secure, reliable and private....   [tags: Papers]

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The Versatile, and Loved Cherry Tree

- The Versatile, and Loved Cherry Tree People all across the world enjoy cherries for their sweet flavor in pies, candies, and pastries. They have become one of the most widely cultivated fruits in the world. As reported by the Columbia Encyclopedia Online (2000), they can be found in home orchards all across the country. However, the cherry tree has many uses. Some varieties are valued for their beautiful flowers, others for the wood that can be made into high quality furniture. Whatever the variety or use, the cherry tree is an important plant in today's society....   [tags: Botany]

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Symbolism in The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck

- Symbolism in The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck "A symbol is an act, person, thing, or spectacle that stands for something else, by association a usually broader idea in addition to its own literal meaning" (Cassill & Bausch, 1728). John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums" may seem as a story describing a simple day with the Allen couple. It begins with Elisa Allen working in her garden and her husband, Henry Allen, negotiating with two suited business men that want to purchase steers. They seem to engage in conversations and go about their day as they normally would do....   [tags: Chrysanthemums Steinbeck Literature Essays]

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Matriarchal Figures in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde and Persuasion by Jane Austen

- Matriarchal Figures in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde and Persuasion by Jane Austen ‘A dominant female member of the family’[1] is often described as a matriarch. Lady Bracknell in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ and Lady Russell in ‘Persuasion’ fulfill this role therefore can be described as matriarchs, and as such they play vital roles. They affect the lives of Gwendolen and Anne, by imposing their beliefs on them. Although Lady Russell is not related to any of the characters in ‘Persuasion’, after Anne’s mother died Lady Russell took on the role of her mother....   [tags: Wilde Persuasion Austen Earnest Essays]

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General Structure of Comedy and the Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

- General Structure of Comedy and the Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde GeneralStructure of Comedy: * Things start out badly and end well * The deeper aim is broadly social: the kingdom or other city space is at first badly ruled or in turmoil for some reason--perhaps the values and institutions of the citizens and/or rulers are in need of some re-examination. * Next, the main characters leave (willingly or otherwise) the city setting and wind up in the countryside, in a pastoral setting....   [tags: Oscar Wilde Earnest Comedy Essays]

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The Presentation of the Power of Women in the Society

- The Presentation of the Power of Women in the Society My coursework concentrates on the presentation of the power of women in the world. The aim is to show that women in fact have more power over men than the other way around which is the most widely held belief and also over each other. The pieces I have chosen for my coursework are “The Handmaids Tale” By Margaret Atwood, “The importance of being Ernest” by Oscar Wilde and a speech by Margaret Thatcher at Brighton at a Conservative party conference in 1969 on a motion to increase the equality of women in society....   [tags: Papers]

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Lady Augusta Bracknell In The Importance Of Being Ernest

- Lady Augusta Bracknell In The Importance of Being Ernest The most memorable character and one who has a tremendous impact on the audience is Lady Augusta Bracknell. Wilde’s audience would have identified most with her titled position and bearing. Wilde humorously makes her the tool of the conflict, and much of the satire. She serves well the plot and the theme of the play. She is the strong hand who forces the whole play to move forward with a happy ending. . Generally, Lady Bracknell is first and foremost a symbol of Victorian earnestness and the unhappiness it brings as a result....   [tags: Oscar Wilde Ipmortance of Being Ernest Character A]

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Tennyson, Browning, Arnold and Carlyle

- Tennyson, Browning, Arnold and Carlyle Thomas Carlyle writes in Characteristics that, "The healthy know not of their health, but only the sick"(923). He extends this medical/biological aphorism to the social and ideological world of Victorian England. Carlyle thoroughly goes over the question, What is the state of England. He finds that England is in a state of transition, and while the old is no longer useful to the society, the new has not yet been clearly defined. This void contributes to problems of poverty, social graces, and spiritual/social direction in 19th C....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Importance of Being Earnest

- The Importance of Being Earnest A protagonist is described as the main character in the story. The story line revolves around this one character and the events in his/ her life. In the Importance of Being Earnest, Jack Worthing is the protagonist of the play because it is his character that dominates the narrative. His pursuit to marry Gwendolen, and the conflicts and struggles he goes up against to reach his ultimate goal, are traits which develop his character into being the protagonist. For a character to take on the role of protagonist, there always needs to be conflict....   [tags: English Literature]

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No Tears

- Gabe Smith lazily dragged a small, snaggletoothed comb through the bushy crop of hair several times before he felt satisfied with his reflection. His eyes jerked down to his watch for the time, his first day on the job would have been starting in nearly fifteen minutes. Upon further examination, a jagged, red scrape presented itself upon his sun kissed skin. He ran his fingers over the scab, wondering just where he could have picked it up. He hadn’t been in any accident lately, and he was fairly certain that it hadn’t come from his previous job, as a delivery boy....   [tags: Creative Writing]

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Dangerous Presuppositions

- The Venus flytrap is an innocent enough looking plant. It has a beautiful red, velvety cushion inside a green-fringed cap. It looks similar to an elegant clam, or a throne waiting for its rightful queen to take her place. Unluckily for the insect that alights on this red cushion, they are bound to be abruptly trapped and leisurely digested. Similarly to this are women in today’s society. Men and women commonly set up held ideologies and myths of how genders are supposed to act and behave. These delusions affect both men and women, but it seems that those surrounding women are more publicly open to examination and criticizing....   [tags: The Second Sex, Gender ]

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Georgia O'Keeffe

- Georgia O'Keeffe "The meaning of a word - to me - is not as exact as the meaning of a color. Colors and shapes make a more definite statement than words. I write this because such odd things have been done about me with words. I have often been told what to paint. I am often amazed at the spoken and written word telling me what I have painted. I make this effort because no one else can know how my paintings happen. Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest." Georgia O'Keeffe Georgia O'Keeffe is one of the most influential artists there is today....   [tags: Biography Art Artisits]

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Ophelia's Virgin Suicide

- The visual image most popularly associated with William Shakespeare's play Hamlet is that of young Ophelia's body floating in the river after her suicidal drowning as described in Act 4, Scene 7, lines 167-184. Shakespeare's captivating illustration of an unstable young woman finally at rest has been portrayed by several artists because of its beautiful, whimsical narrative. Ophelia's depiction throughout the play personifies not only youthful love, loss, innocence and naïveté, but also the dependent role of women in the time of Shakespeare....   [tags: European Literature]

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The Aristocrat

- Word choice and diction are key elements in expression of one's emotions and character. In the short exerpt from Maya Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, entitled, "The Aristocrat," the association of language and character is made clear. Language is used to express feelings, instill emotions in others, and separate classes of people. Language is a key element in the expression of oneself. &#9;The use of language and tones is what expresses feelings from one individual. During a conversation with Mrs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John Worthing Critique

- I chose to evaluate the acting of Jason Dormeyer, who played John Worthing. I want to say first of all that even though the main points mentioned in this paper will be negative, the performance of Jack was quite convincing and carried out very well. The actor seemed very uptight whenever he was on stage. Luckily, being uptight works with the character of Jack. His jaw and his neck seemed to be tense during the performance. Jason’s voice, however, does not seem to suffer because of that. The fact that he is uptight tends to put me on edge in the audience....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Careers: Florist

- I chose floral design for my career. A florist does a variety of things in a retail flower shop. The main thing is arranging flowers. They prepare bouquets, corsages, funeral pieces, dried floral arrangements, and decorations for weddings, parties, and events. Depending on how much the owner asks of them, some florists are in charge of ordering flowers, ribbon, giftware, and other hard goods. Some also do the bookkeeping. I Chose this career because when I was little I used to go to Garden Gazebo and my Aunt Linda would give me scrap flowers to play with....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Growing Up

- Growing Up Short story authors use symbolism to describe particular scenes without actually saying the words, which adds to the interest of the story. In Frank O'Connor's story "First Confession" and John Steinbeck's story "The Chrysanthemums", both authors use symbolism to enhance the readers insight of the story. Also, the symbolism offered by the authors provides the reader with a deeper look into the story, making the reader find more interest throughout. In "The Chrysanthemums", Steinbeck uses a betrayal issue as the basis of the story, where O'Connor's "First Confession" uses a religious basis....   [tags: essays papers]

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Small Potatoes

- Small Potatoes Symbols 1. The Flowers: Throughout the story the reference to flowers is consistently made. Within the first paragraph Nancy Lord states, "I don't do it enough anymore, traipsing through with an eye for rose hips or spiders snare with its lump of fluttering, tormented moth." This establishes a pattern evident throughout the story based on the symbolism of flowers. The flowers represent the intensity and lack of intensity within the friendship. In the spring the friendship blossoms as the flowers do, flowers have seeds which signifies the future of the friendship....   [tags: English Literature]

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Literary Analysis

- Literary Analysis In James Joyce’s Dubliners, Joyce writes about difficulties and hardships of the Irish people during the 19th century. In the stories “The Sisters” and “The Dead,” the separation of an individual from the rest of society is portrayed through many occurrences of eyes and visions. There are many examples that run though out these stories that can be interpreted. Some of these examples can range from being on a symbolic level to an emotional level within the characters....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Death Penalty

- I. After spending ten long years on death row, he is escorted today by the warden down the dimly lit white hallway to the room in which judgement day will finally arrive. As he moves closer, he begins to regret having led a violent life of crime and murder that had caused him to be sentenced to death so long ago. The door finally opens, and there he stands face to face with “old sparky”, a.k.a. the electric chair. He is strapped in and a leather helmet containing a wet sponge is placed over his head along with a brass liner that functions as an entry electrode through which nearly 2500 volts of electricity will pass....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Victorian Age

- Victorian Age Not all 19th-century writers were attracted to the novel. Walter Savage Landor, besides writing one or two unforgettable lyrics, poured out his views of the past and present in a series of literary dialogues, Imaginary Conversations. Charles Lamb became an accomplished essayist in the Addisonian style, while William Hazlitt was a more penetrating essayist and critic. Thomas De Quincey, a victim of the opium habit, published Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821), an account of his lonely youth and of the sublime dreams and appalling nightmares that had haunted his existence....   [tags: Papers]

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- Goldenrod is common name for certain related plants of the composite family. The Canada goldenrod is really “Solidago canadensis”. They are typical autumn flowers of the United States that grow in a great variety of habitats: woods, meadows, hills, and rocky ground. For many years goldenrod was considered a major cause of hay fever, but experiments with goldenrod pollen have indicated that it is virtually harmless. It is so heavy that certain types of bugs actually have to lift it out. It is the state flower of Kentucky and Nebraska....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Passiflora The species of the genus Passiflora sp. are perennial, shallow rooted, woody vines that climb by means of tendrils (2). Many species are native to South America, primarily southern Brazil through Paraguay to northern Argentina; whereas others are of Old World origin. The Passionfruit, as this genus is commonly called, is not named as one might suppose, for some type of aphrodisiac property. Rather, the plants were given this name by early missionaries in South America on the basis that the flower resembles the different elements of Christ's crucifixion: the crown of thorns (corona); the five wounds (the five anthers); the nails of the cross (divisions of the pistil); the whips an...   [tags: Botany]

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