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Beowulf - His Last Words

- Beowulf - His Last Words In the society in which the poem Beowulf takes place, war and kingship are normal factors in daily life. Beowulf's world is a very violent society with wars as a dominant part of daily life. Dragons and monsters are a constant threat to the Danes and the Geats. Warriors are a necessity to this war-like society. Beowulf is a hero and an example of a great warrior. He fights against monsters. In the section of the poem we are about to discuss, Beowulf is ready to fight a dragon with his thane Wiglaf....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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Sylvia Plath's Last Words

- Sylvia Plath's use of blank verse and simile in "Last Words", along with iambic pentameter and hexameter creates a picturesque view of how she visualizes her ideal burial. The use of simile, in comparison to various subjects in the poem, paint a vivid picture of what Plath is trying to convey. Plath states, "I should sugar and preserve my days like fruit" (Plath, line 10). Another good example is, "I do not trust the spirit. It escapes like steam" (Plath, line 15). It is all in reference to her ultimate death....   [tags: Poetry]

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last words of Christ

- JESUS LAST WORDS ON THE CROSS The seven last words of Jesus on the cross demonstrate both his humanity and his divinity, and capture the last moment Jesus went through to gain our forgiveness. 1. Father forgive them, for they know not what they do: (Luke 23:34) Forgiveness for those who arrested condemned and executed Jesus…but also forgiveness those who drove the nails into the hands of Jesus, and those who mocked him. It is amazing to see the boundless mercy of Jesus. The first words He utters when he goes onto the Cross are words of forgiveness....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kurtzs Last Words

- In Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad presents the character of Kurtz as a man who is seen differently by all who know him depending on their individual experiences with him. His cousin knew him as a man with great musical talent, others knew him as a great leader, and his “Intended” fiance knew him as an admirable humanitarian; but all of these knew him to be a remarkable genius. When the narrator, Marlow, first hears of him, he is told that Kurtz is known as a great leader destined to hold high positions and fame....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

- Analysis of My Last Duchess by Robert Browning Murder mystery intrigue. All describe Robert Browning's poem, 'My Last Duchess'. From the speaker's indirect allusions to the death of his wife the reader might easily think that the speaker committed a vengeful crime out of jealousy. His flowery speech confuses and disguises any possible motives, however, and the mystery is left unsolved. The poem is a great example of dramatic dialogue, a poetic form used to narrate and dramatize. It consists entirely of the words of a single speaker who reveals in his speech his own nature and the dramatic situation in which he finds himself....   [tags: Last Duchess Robert Browning Poem Poetry Essays]

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Robert Browning’s My Last Duchess

- Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess,” written in 1842, is an intriguing poem that reveals an unexpected interpretation when closely analyzed. The poem is based upon actual incidents that occurred in the life of Alfonso II, Duke of Ferrara. The first wife of Ferrara, Lucrezia, mysteriously died in 1561 with many speculations afterwards that it was supposedly Ferrara who murdered her. The poem takes place in media res of the Duke consulting and arranging his second marriage. A portrait of the former Duchess is pointed out, and the Duke begins to recall her personality and behavior....   [tags: My Last Duchess Essays]

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Brown: The Last Discovery Of America

- Brown: The Last Discovery of America completes Richard Rodriguez's three-volume work in which he explains and explores the ethnic and racial future of America. In this particular book, the author defines the color brown not as the representation of the Hispanic race but as the color of the future. Black, white, yellow, the author explains, are incorrect racial categories for it is not how nature works. Nature yearns for combination of all different colors, and brown is the final result. In the chapter "Hispanics," as seen through imagery, personification, and humor, Richard Rodriguez upsets the reader to show that racial categorization is unfit and that racial barriers are meant to be broken...   [tags: Rodriguez Last Discovery America]

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Analysis of The Last Castle

- Analysis of The Last Castle In the film, The Last Castle, I found many aspects and theories that involve organizational communication throughout the movie. The film is about a US prison where the prisoners have formally served in the military and have committed crimes while serving their time. The movie shows how the prisoners come together when a former well-respected general is sent there to overpower the man that runs the facility. The first theory and probably the most noted theory is the Adaptive Structuration Theory of Marshall Scott Poole....   [tags: The Last Castle Movies Communication Essays]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon

- F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished final novel The Last Tycoon was begun in 1939 in Encino, California. He worked on the novel during his tenure in Hollywood and up until the day he suffered a fatal heart attack on Dec. 21, 1940. The novel was published in 1941, and included Fitzgerald’s notes concerning the unfinished text. Also, the initial volume was published with The Great Gatsby and a collection of short stories that included “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,” “The Rich Boy,” “May Day,” “Absolution,” and “Crazy Sunday” (Adams)....   [tags: Fitzgerald Last Tycoon Essays]

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The Triumph of Words: The House of Spirits

- A few words can make a dramatic impact. They can be used to destroy and manipulate, or they can be used to bring joy and strength. They shape the course of events big and small and then later narrate the stories of these events. In The House of the Spirits, various types of power vie for dominance, one of these being the power of words. The strength and duration of this power is compared to those of physical power, ambition, and more. Isabel Allende illustrates that the power of words is the strongest and most lasting form of power through the actions of Clara, Pedro Tercero, and Alba in her novel, The House of the Spirits....   [tags: Isabel Allende novels]

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The Last Supper

- The Last Supper The Last Supper was a very powerful Biblical event, in which Jesus and his disciples gathered for one final dinner together. According to the Bible, important events took place during the Last Supper, including an announcement by Jesus that one of his disciples would betray him and the first communion. To artists in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, it was necessary to give proper deference to such notable occurrences. Both Leonardo da Vinci and Jacopo Robusti, known as Tintoretto, took upon the challenge of recreating the Last Supper....   [tags: Religious Jesus Painting Last Supper Essays]

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The Sinister Duke in Robert Browning's My Last Duchess

- The Sinister Duke in Robert Browning's My Last Duchess In Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess," a portrait of the egocentric and power loving Duke of Ferrara is painted for us. Although the duke's monologue appears on the surface to be about his late wife, a close reading will show that the mention of his last duchess is merely a side note in his self-important speech. Browning uses the dramatic monologue form very skillfully to show us the controlling, jealous, and arrogant traits the duke possessed without ever mentioning them explicitly....   [tags: My Last Duchess Essays]

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Idealism in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon

- Idealism in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon Idealism is undoubtably present in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon. Infatuation may be a better word, for that was exactly what possessed the main character, Monroe Stahr. He was totally engorged with one Kathleen Moore. He idealized Miss Moore as the second coming of his deceased wife Minna Davis. Stahr was a true man of men that had little to do with women since the tragic passing of his wife. He would rather put his feet up with a cigar and shoot the breeze with the boys....   [tags: Last Tycoon Fitzgerald Essays]

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Personal Journal: Words That Describe Me

- Upon writing this paper I felt uncomfortable. I thought “how do I write about myself?” I thought this because at this point in my education I have yet to do so. This really made me think about who I am. Physically I have red hair, I am big, and tall. Some groups I associate with are the Athletes, academics, and my family. I am interested in plenty of things such as politics and reading. My personality is described as happy, fun, intelligent, loving, and caring. I also have a few things I am passionate about like education, science, independence, and friends....   [tags: Athletic, Red-haired, Student]

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Analysis of The Last King of Hawaii

- David Kalakaua, also known as the Merrie (or merry) Monarch, was the last king of Hawaii. He was elected as king, and during his reign, he tried to reclaim Hawaii from foreign control, along with travelling the world, raising awareness and knowledge of Hawaii, before dying in 1891. Before Kalakaua, the king was King Kamehameha V. He died on December 12, 1872, and left no successor. The Hawaiian Kingdom’s constitution declared that, in this case, the legislature would appoint a new one. In this vote, the two main candidates were Kalakaua and a man named William Lunalilo....   [tags: david kalakaua, hawaii, merrie moncarch]

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An Annotation of Emily Dickinson's The Last Night that She Lived

- An Annotation of Emily Dickinson's The Last Night that She Lived Dickinson's The Last Night that She Lived presents a meditation on the reaction of the speaker and those with her while they are confronted with the death of a female friend. Strangely, in dealing with the subject of death, Dickinson steers away from the metaphysical aspect of such a heavy situation and remains firmly anchored in the tangible world. The speaker makes no references to God or the afterlife, and her allusions to nature are fleeting....   [tags: Poem Poetry Poet Essays Dickinson Last Night]

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Robert Browning Poems: My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover

- Robert Browning is one of the most celebrated poets of the Victorian age. His two poems I am working from, "My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover", are just samples of his eminent work. Browning wrote a range of monologues when living in Italy with his wife, Elizabeth Barret. Dramatic monologues are the basis of the essay. I will discuss whether (or not) each poem "creates a character who reveals himself in what he has to say". My Last Duchess is a monologue spoken by the Duke....   [tags: Robert Browning, My Last Duchess]

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Depiction of Nature in Ernest Hemingway's Unfinished Story, The Last Good Country

- The Depiction of Nature in Ernest Hemingway's Unfinished Story, The Last Good Country Ecological criticism in the 1990s has declared many works, including Ernest Hemingway's novels like The Old Man and the Sea, and many of his nonfiction works and short stories as nature-oriented masterpieces. "The Last Good Country," one of Ernest Hemingway's later short stories, however, still remains to be reinterpreted as more than merely, "a metaphor for childhood innocence" (Werlock 131), and his usual "imaginative use of the natural world" (Fleming 2)....   [tags: Hemingway Last Good Country Essays]

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Jealousy and Self-Love in My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

- Robert Browning's dramatic poem "My Last Duchess" defines how extremely a person may lose touch with reality, as a result of jealousy and self-love.  This central thought is achieved through an aristocrat's conversation with a visitor concerning a painting of his ex-wife; within the conversation, the aristocrat--Alfonso II, Duke of Ferrara--reveals that he has been a key figure in the murder of his late wife.  The Duke's sense of reality and his misuse of power stand as important facets within the fabrication of the central idea....   [tags: Robert Browning, My Last Duchess]

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Technology and Beckett’s Play, Krapp’s Last Tape

- Technology and Beckett’s Play, Krapp’s Last Tape “bois seul bouffe brûle crêve seul comme devant les absents sont morts les présents puent sors tes yeux détourne-les sur les roseaux se taquinent-ils ou les aïs pas la peine il y a le vent et l’état de veille”[1][1] -Samuel Beckett, Untitled As an avant-garde writer and a trend starter, Beckett was intensely in touch with his own time and its most significant realities, one of which being technological progress....   [tags: Krapp’s Last Tape Essays]

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The Power of Words When Being Laid Off

- Life can be enjoyed or destroyed by the power of your tongue. There are heartfelt words of encouragement that brings hope and joy, or cruel offensive words that cut like a knife and destroy lives instantly. Words have been known to create peace, or cause wars. In fact, the choice of words one uses can mean the difference of generating serenity or anger. Take, for instance, the synonyms “be quiet” and “shut-up.” Even though both statements mean exactly the same thing, “be quiet” expresses less antagonism than “shut-up.” Lately, I experienced an ordeal that brought change into my life....   [tags: Communication, Employment, Personal Narrative]

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Reverse Imperialism in My Last Duchess

- Professionals divide literature into many different categories, or genres, which seem not to relate to each other. Some crossover hybrids exist, but very few works of literature can actually be compared to others that are not in the same genre. One such comparison would be that of a poem and the detective genre in general. For example, Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess”, a dramatic monologue, would very rarely be compared to Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Purloined Letter.” The writers of Detective Fiction Crime and Compromise, however, have placed Browning’s poem in the manifestation section of their book....   [tags: Poetry]

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My Strength and Weakness in Composition Writing Class

- This semester I learned many new things in my English 1301 class. I took this class last year but I had to drop it because I didn’t have a professor explaining the work to me. And I really didn’t understand what I was doing. At first, I was scared to take this class. During my high school years I wasn’t that good of a writer. I thought this composition class was going to be hard since I sometimes thought it was hard in high school. My writing experience was good and sometimes bad. This semester in the composition class I had many writing strengths and weaknesses....   [tags: topic, run on, comma, words]

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Learning to Use Wise Words

- Webster’s dictionary defines wisdom as, “the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.” (p. 724) To gain such knowledge, one may consider many years of school. Perhaps a Bachelor’s degree or even a Master’s degree will help one to achieve great wisdom. Or maybe just a life time of experience is what one needs to gain this kind of wisdom. Wright (1989) defines wisdom as “The practical translation and application of the Word of God to everyday life.” (p....   [tags: Speaking, Outspoken]

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The Words of President Lincoln

- Many of the greatest presidential speeches were delivered during times of conflict. During his presidency, Lincoln spoke multiple times in regards to the Civil War. Shortly after being elected, Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, which was followed by many more speeches including his second inaugural address. Both the Gettysburg Address and Lincoln’s second inaugural clearly display how Lincoln’s style of writing evokes emotion, and rally’s the audience. Not only were his words meaningful at the time but also can be a reminder of our country’s values today....   [tags: American History]

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Messages Are Not Just Words

- Are you a vegetarian, an omnivore, or a carnivore. Each year the world is becoming more extreme in everything including people’s eating preferences like going vegetarian or eliminating vegetables and going carnivore. These observations raise concerns; concerns organizations like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals feel very strongly about. PETA’s main focus of the “go vegetarian” campaign is the cruelty in which animals are slaughtered and the large amounts of these slaughters (“Why Does”)....   [tags: Advertising ]

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The Last Days Of Jesus' Life

- “With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.” (Mark 15:37) “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46) These are the last words of Jesus as recorded in the Bible. This paper looks at the events leading up to Jesus’ death on the cross as well as the controversy caused by the events. The week that led up to Jesus’ death and the events that occurred during this week are known as the Passion Week. The passion of Jesus is his sufferings between the night of the Last Supper and his death on the cross....   [tags: Religion Religious]

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Worth a Thousand Words

- They say,” a picture is worth a thousand words”, yet, a picture needs no words to explain its meaning or what the photographer felt when capturing the moment. Since their inventions, the camera and photography have had a great significance in our society as well in our history. Both have come a long way in recording and visualizing natural phenomenon in our world. Through the power of photography, a picture can capture the essence of a single moment through a camera. With pictures, we can flash back to moments from our childhood or times of joy and sadness and have the ability to share those unforgettable moments over and over again....   [tags: Photography]

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Corruption In Famous Last Word

- War is a horrific experience made worse by those who try to control it for their own advantage. In Famous Last Words, Timothy Findley creates a world of intrigue as he describes the tales of conspiracy and corruption for world domination. That made World War II far worse than it otherwise would have been. This is shown through the relationships of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Benito Mussolini. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor are prominent people in society, who want more power....   [tags: Corruption Essays]

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The Evolution of American Slang Over the Last Century

- Slang is one of the most interesting parts of any language. In America, every generation has its own slang. Merrium-Webster defines slang as words that are not considered part of the standard vocabulary of a language and that are used very informally in speech especially by a particular group of people (Merrium-Webster). American Standard English has many slang words and phrases that have developed over the last century. Where does slang come from. Slang tends to originate in the subcultures of a society....   [tags: language, generation, standard vocabulary]

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Do children recognize more words looking at them up and to the left

- In order for the principle of looking up and to the left of a word to work, NL says that there are two main ideologies that need satisfying. Firstly, the subject must be right handed, and secondly, he must be a visual learner. However, similar to the studies of Loiselle and Malloy, the present researcher has worked on the premise that between 60 and 70% of the population is right handed Emes et al (2005), Malone (2003), Heaton et al (2008) and Holliday (1999), and would have, therefore, expected that the hypothesis be true in approximately 23 of the 33 right handed subjects used....   [tags: Language Development, Creating Mental Images]

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George Carlin’s Seven Dirty Words: Morality as Defined by the Government

- Profanity is a subject that many of us find ourselves not only intimidated by, but also unable to define. Is it simply a particular group of words that should not be uttered in polite company, or is it drastically more complicated. During the last 60 years, the American populace has found themselves spinning into what many consider to be a downward spiral with the issue of morality. In the following pages I am going to discuss what I consider to be the definition of profanity, by giving an overview of the now infamous “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” monologue performed, and written by George Carlin....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]

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Equality: Free at Last!

- “The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human, and, therefore, brothers.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached this to his congregation at Ebenezer Baptist Church. I found this to be true on a trip I took to the Deep South with a group I am in called Operation Understanding Hampton Roads. OUHR promotes the interaction between Jewish and African American students in order to learn about each others cultures. In the Deep South, my OUHR group visited several cities which were significant to the civil rights movement, such as Selma, Montgomery, Birmingham, and Atlanta....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Last Lecture

- If I had made a list of my child hood dreams, I admit, it wouldn’t be very impressive. I never wanted to be a firefighter or a policeman. I never had the urge to be a millionaire, and I never even thought of being a G.I Joe or Army Man. If you could see my list, you would see only two words scribbled down in that chicken scratch hand writing of mine. But only one of those words would follow me out of that first grade class room and stick with me to this present day. By now, curiosity must be coursing through your veins, just to know what my child hood dream is....   [tags: Biography]

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The Last night

- The Last Night Alain sat at the very edge of the chimney-like opening in the side of the mountain. He placed the arch of his left foot at the bottom of the teardrop loop of his long escape rope. He looked up at the almost motionless shadows of those who had come to help him, or just to say good bye. In the darkness there were only eyes, sad eyes, painful and resolute. Alain had tired and envious eyes, but never regretful of his necessary escape. He knew all the faces that held those eyes and loved them....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Modern Poem: Words and Losing a Language

- Poetry Essay The modern poem, “Of Modern Poetry”, and the two postmodern poems, “Words” and “Losing a Language” all embody the central theme of the usage and style of a particular type of language. They all show how poetry can successfully personify the feelings that one feels and how poetry should be written. What sets apart the poetic style of both modernism and postmodernism is that both attempted to diverge from the traditional proses of 19th century, specifically, from realism. Both also tend to form around the philosophy of subjectivity as both explore the inner emotions of characters and thus use it to develop ideas and conceptions in the reader’s mind....   [tags: personalized style language in poetry]

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Diction, Connotation, and Words Convey Meaning in The Jabberwocky

- Diction, Connotation, and Portmanteaus Words Convey Meaning in The Jabberwocky Lewis Carroll's poem "The Jabberwocky," means something different to each of its readers. Lewis's use of diction, connotation, and portmanteaus words help the reader build their own personal understanding and meaning of the poem. 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. "Beware the Jabberwock, my son. The jaws that bite, the claws that catch....   [tags: Carroll Jabberwocky Essays]

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Sonny's Blues: A Beat Is Worth a Thousand Words

- In any medium the last words of an author, lyricist or screenwriter are the most powerful of the entire piece. An ending can completely ruin a perfectly good piece if it isn't what it should be. It can also redeem a mostly mediocre piece by being exactly what it should be. Often the best endings are ones that do not end the way the reader wants them to, but end the way the reader knows they should. Baldwin is definitely an author who knows how to end a story. The last four paragraphs of `Sonny's Blues' are written in what some people like to call `pencil' form....   [tags: American Literature]

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Weasol Words That Effect Consumers' Preferences

- In the past, while consumers were contented with soft soap and olive soap for personal care and house works, thanks to the marketers and advertisements, today we are believed to their ineffectiveness and we are obsessed with hygiene. In the course of time, consumption of these items has become a common culture, an understanding and an obsession as well. We have started to purchase these products only because of their tempting package designs regardless of their harmful effects on our health and environment....   [tags: advertisement, unclear allegations, marketing]

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Emotional Versus Physical: The Struggle in Words

- Known as one of the most influential and important English Renaissance authors, William Shakespeare paved the path for sonnet writers and modern poets. Shakespeare is the author of 37 plays and 154 sonnets. Each sonnet deals with personal themes and can work collectively as a story or individually. The first 126 of the sonnets are addressed to a young nobleman, while the rest are addressed to a woman known as the ‘dark lady’. In Sonnet 27, the narrator has returned from a long journey, tired, but unable to sleep, because he is plagued with thoughts about his relationship and visions of the subject....   [tags: shakespeare, sonnets, figurative language]

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

- ‘Actions speak louder than words’ is an age old proverb with a deep hidden meaning inside. So, what does the phrase of ‘Actions speak louder than words’ means to the people in today’s society. Do they agree with this phrase. But, for me, in my opinion, I do agree with this phrase. I do believe that actions speak louder than words which can make our life easier. For some people, they think that words are more significant than the actions. Although, the words can express and influence someone expressions, feelings and thoughts, yet, it is only the reflection of the action (Mina, 2012)....   [tags: society, communicate, phrase, expressions]

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Music Speaks Louder than Words

- “One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.” Communication, whether it be verbal or nonverbal, is essential in this social world. There are a great many people who have trouble with one, or both, of these forms of communication. Those who stutter, for instance, struggle with the verbal aspect greatly. The frustration and anxiety felt by those who stutter can be so debilitating that they may even refuse to speak. With this anxiety comes shame, shame in not having the ability to say a simple sentence without hitting those articulation roadblocks....   [tags: music therapy, stuttering, speech disorder]

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My Last Dutchess by Robert Browning

- My Last Dutchess by Robert Browning Robert Browning, one of the most influential and imaginative poets in our history, engulfs readers in a wave of dramatic language, and colorful character representation in the extremely popular poem: “My Last Duchess”, which stands as one of Browning’s most famous literary pieces. In many ways the tone Browning wishes to convey provides a dark background in which many impressions and interpretations of the Duke and his former Duchess can be assessed. “And seemed as they would ask me, if they durst, how such a glance came there; so, not the first are you to turn and ask thus” (Kennedy 16)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Last Samurai, by Edward Zwick

- Human nature compels individuals to form personal paradigms and aspire to follow them; however, when personal paradigms conflict with social paradigms feelings of apathy and grievance will arise. In the film The Last Samurai, directed by Edward Zwick, Captain Nathan Algren experiences feelings of apathy and grievance caused by a conflict between personal and social paradigms. Algren’s conflicting paradigms spawn a transition from an apathetic demeanor to a man content with his personal paradigm and it’s relation to the predominant social paradigms....   [tags: Character Analysis, Apathy]

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Child Psychology: Phonemic Awareness Test

- After asking my friend if I could obtain the use of her child Ibrahim, a pleasant 6-year-old child, to take a phonemic awareness test, she welcomed me to test the boy. He appeared to be considered average in my standards. I asked the boy if he, as well, would accept me quizzing him on phonemic awareness. Phonemic awareness is the ability to manipulate the sounds on words and to recognize that words are made up of a miscellaneous set of sounds. Subsequently, I found the result to the experiment of the phonemic awareness by grading the child on a scale one to five, a four or higher is a passing grade....   [tags: study of words]

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My Last Douche Bag

- Through the course of history, men have sought to subdue women by restricting their rights, limiting their freedoms, and when all else fails – murder. In Robert Browning’s "My Last Duchess", Duke Ferrara kills his wife in retaliation for the fact that he could not control her being – actions and feeling – which is evidenced by his description of his last Duchess, his curtain over her portrait, and his skillful control over the syntax and conversation. Through this poem, Robert Browning addresses a grander issue of the extent to which men will go to maintain control....   [tags: Women's Right, Control, Mariage]

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Play: Freud's Last Session

- “Do you count on your own tomorrow?” This is a simple yes or no question, but the answer is based highly on a person’s beliefs, morals, and worldviews. Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis were two of the greatest minds of the twentieth century, and the two join together in the play, Freud’s Last Session. Sigmund Freud was born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1856. Supporter or non-supporter, everyone agrees that Freud was one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century. Freud focused mostly on the interaction of the conscious and unconscious mind....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Belief Comparison]

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The Inferiority of Women in Robert Browning's Poem My Last Duchess

- Written by Robert Browning, “My Last Duchess” is a poem about an egocentric Duke who has a painting of his last wife upon the wall and is trying to impress an ambassador who is negotiating his next marriage. Although it is obvious that the Duke is trying to persuade this ambassador, however, this is where the first mystery is created. It is almost as if he is trying to persuade no one more than himself. This poem was set in Renaissance Italy and women were denied all political rights and considered legally subject to their husbands....   [tags: Poetry, Poem Analysis, Poetic]

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The Use of Literary Devices, Imagery, and Tone in Krapp’s Last Tape

- ... In Krapp’s Last Tape, Samuel Beckett uses imagery and tone as the most prominent literary tools to compare and discuss reflecting on the past versus living in the present. Imagery is very important in Krapp’s Last Tape because it helps bring the play to life. It allows the author to expressively use words and details in order to paint a picture in the reader’s imagination. It also evokes the five senses, so that the reader can imagine and feel what the character is experiencing at every moment....   [tags: tapes, lonely, gloom]

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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

- A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words If I were to take a room filled entirely with people and ask them to write about something that holds value to them, what would it be. To some, the word “value” means something that holds only a monetary value, something that can be bought and sold. The values that I am referring to are the values that an individual cannot place a price tag on. They are of special significance that hold a dear meaning to us deep down in our hearts. They are the things that are ever reminding us of the people that we are, and the people that we want to be....   [tags: Photography Photographs Essays]

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The Words of the Dying Gaunt

- The idea of England as a second paradise in a postlapsarian world was a popular thought in Shakespeare's day. Not only did Englanders compare their land the to Biblical Eden, but also to Classical legends that would have flourished in the Renaissance era. The fact that Britain is an island isolated from the rest of the world invited the comparison of England to mythical islands such as the Islands of the Blest and Homer's Ogygia (Mackenzie 319). Such comparisons surely originated in the strong patriotism that thrived in the Elizabethan era....   [tags: European Literature]

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How does Shakespeare Explore the Theme of Words and Silence?

- In Much Ado About Nothing, there are many ways in which Shakespeare looks into the theme of words and silence through the characters of Dogberry, Don John and Hero. Shakespeare analyses this theme through how the characters use their own words to help themselves whether it be their weapon, shield or a weapon against themselves. Also, what effect their words have on the audience and other characters such as fear, humour and allowing the audience to get more involved. The theme also shows how they express their feelings of love, hatred or authority through silence....   [tags: shakespeare, silence, don john]

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A women with fighting words

- A Woman with Fighting Words Our government is based on the idea of natural rights for every citizen; every citizen means all citizens. It does say “all men are created equal”, this mean men and women. Susan B. Anthony was a woman of great courage and dedication. She exemplified these characteristics through out her life. She tears and pulls apart the Declaration of Independence, preamble of the Constitution, sex qualifications, and women’s equal rights. She describes in clear detail her position on women’s rights....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Endgame and Act Without Words

- Endgame and Act Without Words Beckett: Endgame Hamm is horrofied at the notion that existence is a recurring matter and therefore is cyclic; that beginnings and endings (60- 62) may be amalgamated in the grand scheme of things and that life will start afresh again. Nevertheless, the contradictions confuse his desires. He is terrified of the flea and rat that Clov finds and wants to exterminate them in case "humanity might start from there all over again," but he also suggests that he and Clov go South to other "mammals." He wants to be left alone, but clings to Clov and does anything he can to pull him back into the room....   [tags: Drama]

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John F. Kennedy´s Effective Use of Words

- ... Using strategies such as persuasion and compelling choices of diction, it is very likely that he succeeded in doing so. Throughout the first paragraph his dramatic use of academic language which targets directly towards his audience is obvious. The use of words such as “unjustifiable”, “irresponsible” and “defiance” allow the audience to get a clear and significant view of Kennedy’s stance. These powerful words exploit negative connotation which is very effective in this case. Explaining how the rise of steel prices was an unwise decision which would affect his people drastically in the near future also allotted Kennedy to get more and more Americans to side with him....   [tags: speech, strategies, opinion, manipulate]

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Hip Hop Music is More Than a Couple of Words

- ... Two main examples of rapping would be about sex and violence, but this did not stop the music audience to stop loving rap music. It continues to evolve until this day with new styles of rap music, new rap artist and hip pop groups. To start with, the number one most important element of rap music is rhythm, or commonly known as flow. Many experts know today that with a very simple dictionary of words, but an outstanding flow will result in a hit song. Flow doesn't have a one simple definition; it's a variety of certain elements that add up to a good flow, according to these experts a good flow is based on the “nature of the rappers rhymes....   [tags: culture, rhyme, symmetrical meaning ]

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Muslims Believe The Qur’an Is God's Exact Words

- The Qur’an is the sacred text of Islam. Those who identify themselves as Muslims believe that the Qur’an is God’s exact words. Muslims believe that the Qur’an was revealed verbally by the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad. Men and women are seen as equals in the eyes of Allah but injustice and inequality always happens to take place. In the Muslim family the man is the leader of his household and whomever lives with him in the home. The big decisions are always made by the man of the house, the women may be able to put in her opinion but the man ultimately will always have the last word on the matter....   [tags: islam, religion, obedient]

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Lewis Hine: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

- Lewis Hine - A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Lewis Hine was a photographer in the early 1900's. He photographed children, women, and men. Lewis Hine did not just photograph all the good things, he also took pictures of the hard things too, like the boys working in the mines, to the girls working in the sweatshops. In 1911, Lewis Hine took a job with the National Child Labor Committee. He then used his photography to show the world what it is really like to live in America during the Depression....   [tags: photography, children, poverty]

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Mao's Last Dancer

- “Mao’s Last Dancer” is a book about the life of Li Cunxin. Li Cunxin was born into poverty in China under the rule of Mao Ze dung. The book was first published in 2003 and since then has won several awards including the book of the year award. Throughout the novel the composer chronologically cites the life of Li Cunxin and how he felt and where he belonged at certain points in his life. The purpose of the composer exploring the concept of belonging is to show that certain groups that people belong to differ over the course of their life....   [tags: Li Cunxin, Biography]

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Cognitions on Craft and Culture in "My Last Duchess"

- Loosely defined, poetry consists of compressed and regularly rhythmic statements. Thus the examination of meter, the means by which rhythm is measured and described, assumes great importance in the discussion of poetry. Scholars have attributed the discrepancy between our system of meter and the classical-Latin and Greek-system of meter to the Germanic origins of our language. Classical meter measured the length of the syllable. English language poetry, on the other hand, marks meter according to the pattern of "stressed and unstressed, or accented and unaccented syllables." Emphasis on particular syllables may come from the natural patterns of the words themselves or may come from the emph...   [tags: Poetry]

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Analysis of the Setting in My Last Duchess and Dover Beach

- Analysis of the Setting in My Last Duchess and Dover Beach At first glance the setting of a poem is the psychological and physiological environment in which the story takes place. In some instances, the setting is used to develop the characters. Robert Browning and Matthew Arnold use the setting to expose their character traits. "My Last Duchess" and "Dover Beach," respectively, portray the weaknesses of the characters using elements from the setting. The text, page 629 and 630, tells us that the setting in "My Last Duchess" displays a valuable art form that exposes his greed and cruelty....   [tags: Papers]

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Porphyrias Lover and My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

- Compare the two poems ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ and ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning. What do they reveal about attitudes to women and relationships in the nineteenth century. Robert Browning was one of the greatest poets of the nineteenth century. In 1842, he published ‘Dramatic Lyrics’ which included the two poems ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ and ‘My Last Duchess’. In ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ Browning gives the reader a dramatic insight into the twisted mind of an abnormally possessive lover, who wishes the moment of love to last forever....   [tags: Robert Browning, Porphyrias Lover]

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Last Evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolano

- In Roberto Bolano’s collection of short stories called Last Evenings on Earth and in the short novella Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya, both Bolano and Moya demonstrate implausible situations, horror, and violence throughout their stories. In Last Evenings on Earth, Bolano divides his stories into those that are recollections of a writer’s days or the accounts of a writer named ‘B’. These short stories explore the question of what it means to be an individual devoting one’s life to artistic expression....   [tags: collection of short stories]

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Hiding Behind the Words

- Hiding Behind the Words As I look back at the first paper I wrote for this class, I see lots of things I needed to improve on. I was simple minded in many of my ideas that I wrote about. Throughout the paper I only elaborated on a few thoughts and ideas. It all could have been summed up in two paragraphs. My opening paragraph talked about my whole paper. "A university education is important to me. By getting a degree in geography I hope to improve my knowledge and increase my chances for a good job....   [tags: Writing Education Self Analysis]

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Charlotte Haldane's The Last Great Empress of China

- Charlotte Haldane's The Last Great Empress of China “Never again allow any women to hold supreme power in the state. It is against the house-law of our Dynasty, and should be strictly forbidden. Be careful not to permit eunuchs to meddle in Government matters. The Ming Dynasty was brought to ruin by eunuchs, and its fate should be a warning to my people”(Haldane 259). These were the final words of the last great empress of China, Tzu Hsi. In a sense this statement was ironic. For almost 50 years this one woman ruled China with a graceful but iron fist....   [tags: Chinese History Essays]

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My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

- Just as the object of Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess” is a portrait, the poem is painting another portrait; a portrait of the speaker. The portrait the poem paints of the speaker –at first glance- is that of a madman: an irrational brute who slew his wife in a fit of jealous rage. However, by looking closely at the speaker’s words, examining the form of the poem, as well as examining the historical context of the poem, we can begin to see how the murder of the Duchess was not conducted in an emotional rage, but rather was a rational decision based on societal expectations....   [tags: Portrait, Poem, Analysis]

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My Last Duches by Robert Browning

- ... The particular phrase, “Oh, sir, she smiled, no doubt,” even borders on sarcasm, which leaves the reader wondering if perhaps the death of the Duchess did not come as a surprise to him; perhaps the Duchess could have been on her way out long before she even realized it (43). In addition to his strange mourning habits, the Duke also plans on remarrying quite quickly. In fact, his new marriage is the affair that sparks this retelling of events. The speaker is supposedly discussing these traits of his former wife with the servant in order to put the Count, who is the father of the Duke’s new bride, at ease about the safety and happiness of his daughter....   [tags: the duke, artist, masterpiece]

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The Powerful Words of Amy Tan, Maxine Hairston, and Mike Rose

- The Powerful Words of Amy Tan, Maxine Hairston, and Mike Rose The power of words is immeasurable. Words help people to voice their opinions and express their thoughts and feelings. Our everyday lives are shaped by communication and in general language. A persons language can often influence success and happiness. America is viewed as a melting pot for numerous different people and their respective languages. Language is so vital in our society that a person of diverse ethnic background can face many tribulations throughout their everyday life....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Last Samurai

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Built To Last

- To be successful in today's global marketplace, an organization must learn to adapt in order to stay one step ahead of the competition. Mission statements, goal setting, and planning methods alone are simply not enough anymore. Management fads have given way to time-tested management principles that distinguish good companies from truly great companies. Many organizations have found success by utilizing a technique of balancing their core ideology, stimulating progress, and seeking support by aligning company objectives, strategies, and policies....   [tags: Jim Collins Jerry Porras]

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Women, Words, Writing

- Women, Words, Writing During my morning commute, I cut myself off from the world around me and think. The last thing I see before "shutting off" generally starts a process of free association that is carried on by memory. For instance, this morning a woman sat beside me, reading The Alchemy of Race and Rights by Patricia Williams. Williams is someone I have heard of and read. I remembered her essay "And We Are Not Married"-a wonderful sample of women's writing. For the rest of the time I traveled by subway, I thought of pieces of writing I have read that, somehow, bear the mark of their writer's gender....   [tags: Gender Literature Papers]

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Voice, Words and Sound in Heart of Darkness

- Voice, Words and Sound in Heart of Darkness       To Marlow, voice is the supreme symbol of civilization, and civilized understanding is expressed through words. The absence of words, or the inability to express something in words, signals meaninglessness. The psychedelic experience brings one into direct confrontation with the breakdown of language (the ‘transcendence of verbal concepts’ cited in the introduction), its inability to express the hidden truth of existence. Marlow becomes aware of this—primarily through his direct experience with Kurtz—yet he does not fully allow himself to believe in the failure of language....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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The Power of Words in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

- In theatrical performance, the fictional realm of drama is aligned with the factual, or “real” world of the audience, and a set of actors feign re-creation of this factual world. At the same time the audience, by participating as spectators, feigns believability in the mimic world the actors create. It is in this bond of pretense between the on-stage and off-stage spheres of reality—the literal and the mock-literal—that the appeal of drama is engendered. The Merchant of Venice then, like any effective drama, ostensibly undermines realism by professing to portray it....   [tags: William Shakespeare Merchant Venice Essays]

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The Scarlet Letter - The Letter of a Thousand Words

- The Scarlet Letter - The Letter of a Thousand Words The Scarlet Letter deals with the theme of sin. Throughout history, people have committed all types of sins, and whether they are major or minor, people have been punished. However the severity of a punishment is very difficult to agree on. Some people feel that sinners should be deeply punished no matter how little the wrongdoing was. Others feel that a person's punishment should be based upon the severity of their crime. What many people overlook is the fact that in time, we all have committed sins....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Hidden Words And The Life Of Middle School

- As school year draws to a close, students across the nation anticipate the biggest school sanctioned literacy event of the year: the sale and distribution of the school yearbook. Like students elsewhere, Fayette Middle students anxiously awaited its arrival. Produced by some sixty-five or so students working together with the help of two staff advisors, the yearbook, a fifty page hard back document, captured the year through photographs, student produced artwork, and captions. Sports held a prominent place in the pages of the yearbook: photos of football, wrestling (which I both proudly represented as team captain), track, and baseball events for the boys; and track, tennis, volleyball, and...   [tags: Yearbook Education Kids]

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Julie Clayton's Article Lost for Words

- Clayton, Julie. (1999) Lost for Words. New Scientists Planet Science, 24. Summary The first point I came across in this article was understanding the meaning of this condition. Many people diagnosed with this disability are often not diagnosed properly. A lot of people are labeled as “slow learners.” People with dyslexia don’t have difficulty understanding the meanings of words or recognizing letters and shapes of letters. With this information, this has led scientists to believe that the problem is in the language centers of the brain....   [tags: essays research papers]

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No Magic in William Shakespeare’s Words

- No Magic in Shakespeare’s Words A good work of fiction is greater than the sum of words the author invested in it. Shakespeare is a "great" playwright because his plays bear the load of much speculation and creativity from all its interpreters, not because he thought of every possible last detail and symbol and elucidated it clearly. The collaborative flexibility of a play is especially valuable to plays that predate the emphasis on originality and copyright that became more important to writing in the 18th century as authors like Coleridge and the other Romantics began to extol the virtues of imagination and personal creativity....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Levels of Processing in a Judgement and Recall Task

- One hundred and forty two undergraduate students participated in a levels-of-processing experiment on the basis of Craik & Tulving’s (1975) famous model. Participants were presented with shallow, intermediate or semantic words within 60 judgment trials, followed by a recognition test of 120 trials containing half of the original words. The findings suggest that participants recognized the semantic words better compared to the shallow and intermediate words; this proposes that by the use of attention, semantic processing leads to a stronger memory trace....   [tags: Semantic Words, Autism]

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The Relationship between a Parent and Their Child in Khaled Hosseini´s The Kite Runner

- ... When Amir wins the annual kite tournament, he looks for Baba’s approval. Coming home with the winning kite that Hassan had run for him, Baba tells Amir “‘I am moftakhir’… Proud” (69). Baba is proud of Amir because he can finally say that his son is worthy of his title and to be able to show him off to the community. The relationship between a father and a son is vital because as young boys, they often look to their father as a figure who’ll help them along the way and to teach them all the things on becoming a good man in the future....   [tags: words, actions, affection, approval]

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Analysis of Robert Forst´s Mending Wall

- ... Seen as a fence in ones eyes and a colossal barricade in the others. The speaker in the poem thought the wall was foolish and not needed. He did not understand if he was offending the neighbor and if that is why he wanted the wall up. Because of the dire want to have the wall down, everything the speaker saw between the two houses was a awful perspective. The speaker saw everything as a big blockage that he didn’t appreciate. In reality there was only a fence dividing the two houses. A friendship could be established with the fence up and that’s only what the neighbor was anticipating....   [tags: walls, words, season, human]

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