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Gothic Elements in House of Leaves

- Gothic Elements in House of Leaves Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves is a contemporary novel that contains the four characteristics of the Gothic novel: architecture, death and decay, family secrets, and deviant sexuality. It also contains some elements of the American Gothic such as mental instability and drugs and alcohol. Architecture by far, plays the greatest role in the book. The house itself causes the events in the book to unfold. Supposedly built in 1720, it has housed approximately 0.37 owners a year, most of who were traumatized in some way....   [tags: House of Leaves Essays]

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The Democratic Value of Whitman's Leaves of Grass

- Early reviews of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass evince an incipient awareness of the unifying and acutely democratic aspects of the poetry. An article in the November 13th, 1856, issue of the New York Daily Times describes the modest, self-published book of twelve seemingly formless poems: "As we read it again and again, and we will confess that we have returned to it often, a singular order seems to arise out of its chaotic verses" (2). The Daily Times's identification of "order" out of "chaos" in Leaves of Grass parallels America's theoretical declaration of e pluribus unum, one out of many—a uniquely democratic objective....   [tags: Whitman Leaves of Grass Essays]

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Whitman's Leaves of Grass: Democratic Themes

- Leaves of Grass: Democratic Themes When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer I Hear America Singing In his Preface to Leaves of Grass, Whitman states, “The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem”. Whitman was the ultimate Transcendentalist/ Romantic. He united democratic themes and subject matter with free verse form. In Leaves of Grass, Whitman celebrates unity of all life and people. He embraces diversity of geography, culture, work, sexuality, and beliefs. Whitman’s impact solidifies American dreams of independence, freedom, and fulfillment, and transforms them for larger spiritual meaning....   [tags: Leaves of Grass Whitman]

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Meaning and Texture of the Seventh Poem in Leaves of Grass

- Meaning and Texture of the Seventh Poem in Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman's seventh poem in his work, Leaves of Grass, displays the subtlety with which the poet is able to manipulate the reader's emotions. In this poem there are no particular emotional images, but the overall image painted by word choice and use of sounds is quite profound. This poem, like many others written by Walt Whitman, is somewhat somber in mood, but not morose. It is serious, but not to the point of gloom. Whitman writes concerning the general idea that everything is merged together and is one....   [tags: Leaves of Grass Essays]

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Disparate Objects in Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass

- Reconciling Disparate Objects in Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman begins this excerpt from Leaves of Grass by describing an elusive 'this': "This is the meal pleasantly set . . . . this is the meat and drink for natural hunger." These two clauses that are set next to each other describe 'this' as very different things. "A meal pleasantly set," evokes a quiet table in a genteel household. In contrast, "the meat and drink for natural hunger," recalls a more rugged table at which the food will be consumed after strenuous activity....   [tags: Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass]

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Adeline Yen Mah's "Falling Leaves"

- Adeline Yen Mah's "Falling Leaves" Works Cited Missing      For years, the world has been oblivious to the painful, degrading traditions toward women that take place behind the “Bamboo Curtain” of China. Falling Leaves , by Adeline Yen Mah, unveils the darker side of Chinese culture through her eyes as an unwanted Chinese daughter. Shocking mistreatment, of not only the author, but also the females in her extended family keep suspense alive throughout the book. My heart sobs at each account of Adeline’s tortured life, but through it all, there was a flicker of her spirit that could not be put out....   [tags: Mah Falling Leaves Gender Girls Essays]

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Richard Wright's Big Boy Leaves Home

- Richard Wright's Big Boy Leaves Home Richard Wright’s “Big Boy Leaves Home” addresses several issues through its main character and eventual (though reluctant) hero Big Boy. Through allusions to survival and primal instincts, Wright confronts everything from escaping racism and the transportation (both literal and figurative) Big Boy needs to do so, as well as the multiple sacrifices of Bobo. Big Boy’s escape symbolizes both his departure from his home life and his childhood. Big Boy, unlike his friends, does not have a true name....   [tags: Richard Wright big Boy Leaves Home Essays]

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A Walk In The Leaves

- A Walk In The Leaves It was a week before school was to start, and Lucinda was ready to begin a new year. She had gained confidence in herself over the summer. Ambur had showed her she was important and should not waste time worrying about bullies that have nothing better to do than bother other kids. Both she and Frances had faced challenges and learned from their adventures these past few weeks. Lucinda had woke up early again this morning. Earlier than early for her as her mom had not even gone out to run yet....   [tags: hiking, letter, gone]

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Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

- Walt Whitman is possibly one of the best examples of an artist who drew no distinctions between art and culture. To Whitman art is culture, and culture is history. His role as an artist must then be intrinsically manifesting himself as a representative of the America masses, or express himself as America personified. He saw democracy as an inseparable attribute of Americaness. However, the America he lived in was desperately fractured amongst differing factions with different opinions on the definition of “democracy”....   [tags: Walt Whitman on Democracy ]

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The Leaves On The Oak Trees

- The leaves on the oak trees rustled as Elise Walters stepped out of the bright, yellow taxi and onto the sidewalks of Oakdale University, the wind lightly whipping her brown locks in front of her face. Great, she thought to herself, Now I’m going to look like a complete mess. She ran her fingers through her hair, trying to tame it in any way that she could. It was her first time being away from home and Elise was uneasy about how she should feel. Should she be happy that she’s on her own and finally able to make her own dreams a reality....   [tags: Debut albums, 2007 singles, Building, Smile]

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Coca Leaves, Cocaine, and Crack

- Cocaine can be traced back thousands of years, but its presence wasn’t widely known in North America until the late 1800’s and once it hit, there was an epidemic (Gootenberg 191-192). Cocaine was found to be highly addictive, forming a strong physiological and psychological dependence due to its direct effect on the brain’s central nervous system, specifically the reward pathway. Cocaine comes from the leaves of two specific coca plants that are primarily grown in South America. The leaves contain the specific cocaine alkaloid that is needed to make cocaine hydrochloride (Rhodium)....   [tags: Brain, Central Nervous System, Addictive, Drug]

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Everyone Leaves By Wendy Guerra

- Experiences in people’s lives shapes them in unexpected ways. Whether that means changing in a positive or negative manner… that depends on the person. However, change is a part of life -- it is inevitable. Sometimes circumstances are out of people’s reach when destiny is only controlled my life itself. In the novel, Everyone Leaves by Wendy Guerra, she reveals that challenges least expected determine a person’s growth in life through the protagonist, Nieve Guerra. Although Nieve desires to leave Cuba, her chances of escape are obstructed by obstacles she faces in the novel....   [tags: Mother, Father, Novel, Life]

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Everyone Leaves By Wendy Guerra

- Cienfuegos, the city of a hundred flames and the origin of the girl Nieve - the girl named after Snow. Like her implies, she does fit in the world she is raised in. In a state that demands conformity, she is trapped between her abusive father and her cowardly mother, between her staying in her country and freedom, and most of all trapped in a world where she can 't be herself. This is the story told in “Everyone Leaves” by Wendy Guerra. The challenges that Nieve faces, although varied in nature, all deal with the topic of abandonment and the thematic statement that ultimately, the only person who one can trust is themselves....   [tags: Parent, Mother, Father, Family]

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November Tree Leaves

- "It's too early to be here!" I groan, lulling my aching head on to Jenna's shoulder. "It's lunchtime." She says, looking at me with those bright blue eyes. Fuck her for being pretty. Fuck her and her blond hair, and glimmering ocean eyes. I could never stand how much prettier she is than me. She always has been the one to turn heads whenever she walked in a room. Not me. I was(and am), far too shy to cause a scene. November tree-leaves bleed into each other; from orange and yellow, to every shade in between....   [tags: dialogue essay]

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Summary Of ' Leaves Of Grass ' By Walt Whitman

- America during the late 1700’s and early 1800’s appeared to seemingly be a very controversial time. The experiences that American’s went through during this era heavily impacted the way they thought, wrote, and handled day-to-day life. For the poet, Walt Whitman, he was influenced to publish, “a volume containing twelve untitled poems along with an exuberant preface declaring his ambition to be the American bard” (Levine 1312). In his book, “Leaves of Grass,” Whitman’s preface gives truthful insight into the American life and culture, and recognizes that America symbolizes freedom for all and that we are equal....   [tags: Walt Whitman, United States, Ralph Waldo Emerson]

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Analysis of Women Rights in Leaves of Grass

- ... While it is not a direct attack on women’s oppression nor a direct statement in support of their rights, on a scale of supportive to problematic, this passage falls near the center. One cannot yet label Whitman as a feminist but so far he has not proved to be a misogynist either. The first of Whitman’s slightly problematic comments on women comes in the next section of Song of Myself, section eight. In this section of the poem Whitman is observing all these events that are occurring around him....   [tags: reformers, privilege, equalizes, rights]

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Analysis Of ' Leaves Of Grass ' By Walt Whitman

- American poet, Walt Whitman explores the connection between the concept of the nation and the poet as a means of further establishing the national identity of the United States of America. The preface to his collection of poetry, entitled Leaves of Grass, first published in 1855 merely 79 years after the United States was founded acts as a reinforcement of nationalist sensibilities that work to define what the American is on a internal and international scale. Within this text Whitman creates an inventory of the attributes that are defining of the poet as an individual, emphasizing the positive qualities as being linked to their vocation....   [tags: United States, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson]

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Walt Whitman: Homoeroticism in Leaves of Grass

- Leaves of Grass is Walt Whitman’s life legacy and at the same time the most praised and condemned book of poetry. Although fearful of social scorn, there are several poems in Leaves of Grass that are more explicit in showing the homoerotic imagery, whereas there are several subtle – should I say “implicit” – images woven into the fabric of the book. It is not strange, then, that he created many different identities in order to remain safe. What Whitman faced in writing his poetry was the difficulty in describing and resonating manly and homosexual love....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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Summary Of ' Chinese Cinderella ' And Falling Leaves '

- Good evening special guests, John Paul College staff, parents and most importantly, students. I’m Adeline Yen Mah, author of “Chinese Cinderella” and “Falling Leaves”. Thank you for having me in this very special night. Firstly I will start with something simple. Please close your eyes and open your hands. Now imagine what you would like to place in your hands. It could be anything: a school report full of A+ and certificates, a wallet, even a house; it doesn’t need to be a specific object that fits....   [tags: Chinese Cinderella]

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Egalitarianism in The Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

- Within Walt Whitman’s works he expresses his egalitarianism or belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, social, or economic life in his epic book called the leaves of grass. His strong point of view in the poem I Sing the Body Electric is expressed through sexuality, body attributes, political views. In the poem of I sing the body electric Walt Whitman expresses many qualities upon the body. It is as if he almost prizes them upon the glory that each attribute of a human being takes....   [tags: body electric, poem, man, women]

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Eye For An Eye Leaves The World Blind

- Eye for an eye leaves the world blind. Non-violence has been proven to be the best and least destructive way to resolve conflicts. The main problem that arises with violence is that they quickly reach a point where the involved people and parties are only interested in defeating the opponent. And in the process, the objective and the goal of the movement and struggle is lost. Some of the best examples of non-violence in the recent times are from Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela....   [tags: Nonviolence, Civil disobedience, Lyndon B. Johnson]

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Being A Sacred Act That Leaves Two

- As the seasons change I wonder how I become how I am. I wonder how a happy girl turned into a cynical succubus of a human. You 'd think the path people take build them up and make them stronger but mine made me weak and afraid. The feeling of darkness surrounding me and loneliness everywhere I go like I was in the twilight zone and I was the last human on Earth. That 's bound to happen when you push people away like. When you 're so afraid to get hurt from someone you guard your heart and soul because you 've dealt with it too often from people as close as your family.    As a child I didn 't know what a stable relationship was....   [tags: Love, English-language films, Emotion]

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Walter Whitman 's Leaves Of Grass

- Nationality in Walter Whitman’s Leaves of Grass The glamorization of American opportunity created a great sense of nationalism which encouraged many to embrace ideas like manifest destiny. Walt Whitman was a poet living in the nineteenth century who wrote many poems which figuratively painted a picture portraying enrichment and opportunity in America, and the greater opportunity which could be achieved through traveling west. One compilation of poems entitled Leaves of Grass, was quite influential to those living in America and abroad, catching the eye of many opportunists seeking a better future for themselves....   [tags: Walt Whitman, United States, Nationalism]

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Emotional Abuse Leaves no Physical Marks

- Emotional abuse leaves no physical marks. It is invisible to the naked eye. No one is safe from emotional abuse, it can occur anywhere and anytime. I am a victim to emotional abuse, and the scars are still freshly present. Both good and bad came from the abuse, but I view myself as an educator raising awareness, not a victim seeking pity, justice, or tears. Emotional abuse can be anything that hinders a child’s growth: consistently putting someone down, or a parent that fails to show love or affection towards his or her child....   [tags: invisible scars]

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Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

- Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman In the twentieth century, the name Walt Whitman has been synonymous with poetry. Whitman's most celebrated work, Leaves of Grass, was the only book he ever wrote, and he took a lifetime to write it. A large assortment of poems, it is one of the most widely criticized works in literature, and one of the most loved works as well. Whitman was unmarried and childless, and it has been noted that Leaves of Grass consumed him greatly; James E. Miller Jr. writes: "…he guided his poetic offspring through an uncertain, hesitant childhood, a lusty young manhood, and a serene old age…it is difficult to write the life of Whitman without writing instead of the...   [tags: Papers]

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The Effect of Absorption Rate on Light and Dark Colored Leaves

- The Effect of Absorption Rate on Light and Dark Colored Leaves. A particular leaf color may have an effect on the leaf’s absorption rate. An experiment was conducted to determine the relationship between a leaf’s absorption rate and color. A group of students tested spinach, cabbage, and no chloroplast solutions to determine the relationship it has with the absorption rate. It was found that darker colored leaves have a higher absorption rate than lighter colored leaves when analyzed from the graphs....   [tags: sunlight, chlorophyll, photosynthesis]

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Diversity of Micro Fungi on the Leaves of Hevea Brasiliensis

- 2.1 What are pathogens. Carris, Little, and Stiles (2012) defined pathogen as parasites that causes diseases which are categorized by symptoms. 70% of known plant diseases are caused by plant pathogenic fungi. Plant pathogenic fungi are parasites, but not all plant parasitic fungi are pathogens. Of many types of fungi that live on plants, the endophytic fungi live in intimate association with plants and depend on them for nutrition. As for the biotrophic fungal pathogens, they obtain nutrients from living host tissues, often via specialized cells called haustoria that form inside host cells....   [tags: pathogens in rubber tree plantations]

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The Leaves Edging The Roots Of A Sycamore Tree : An Analysis

- Sycamore Leaves Edging the Roots of a Sycamore Tree: An Analysis Art serves the purpose of transmitting ideas about our lives and environment - forcing people to think about different aspects of our lives. Artist Andy Goldsworthy has a very specific style, creating mostly temporary art using nature as both his materials and his setting. His works range from gold leaf covered rocks to a photo of him throwing a string of kelp into the sky for it to contort into some seemingly random shape. This paper, however, will discuss Goldsworthy 's work “Sycamore Leaves Edging the Roots of a Sycamore Tree” which shows the base of a tree lined with a yellow gradient fading into the ground made from the le...   [tags: Natural environment, Human, Andy Goldsworthy]

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Use of Guava Leaves as a Bio Absorbent for Waste Elimination

- Introduction Nowadays, industrial activity in the world has grown very fast. In addition to induces positive impacts, the growth of industry also generates a new problem for the environment and so we need to search an effective and efficient handling ways of negative impacts such as waste. One example of pollutions due to industrial wastes is a pollution caused by waste containing in dissolved heavy metals. Waste with a high content of heavy metals could be dangerous pollutants. One of heavy metals that are harmful is chromium....   [tags: Chemistry, Chromium]

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Walt Whitman’s Sensual Language in Leaves of Grass

- Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass covers many facets of human love, including love of the physical body. Whitman’s book contains many poems that try to embrace the beauty of the human body instead of covering it up. Whitman describes the human form in close detail throughout Leaves of Grass, but one of his poems in particular is especially vivid in detail. In “Children of Adam”, the fourth book of Leaves of Grass, Whitman gives readers a celebratory look at the human form. “I Sing the Body Electric” is one poem in particular that demonstrates how Whitman celebrates the human body through descriptive language of love and the human form and by elevating the human form to something more than a sim...   [tags: poems, human body]

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Anticancer Properties of Piper Betle Leaves Active Compounds

- Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world (World Cancer Research Fund International). Colostomy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and biological therapy are among the most common treatment for colorectal cancer. These treatments may be used by itself or in combination. One of the most commonly used drugs for the treatment of colorectal cancer is 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). 5-FU is a cell cycle–specific, S-phase–dependent fluorinated pyrimidine analogue (Yim, et al., 2006). Due to its short biological half-life, it is always used in combination with other drugs to enhance its drug effect....   [tags: HTS assay types,colorectal cancer,PBL]

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A Person Without Knowledge Is Like A Tree Without Leaves

- “A person without knowledge is like a tree without leaves”, “If you have a dream and you belief that it would relay you, and the people around you with benefit fight for it whatever that coast you”. With this two quotes my mom started her interview with me. She was speaking with pain, and proudness about her struggling life with the education and how much hard it was. The struggle was not really with the education. The struggle was to get the permeation to study, and get the knowledge, in a time where the women were prohibited from studying after 15 years old, in a time if the women worked, it is considered as a shame to her family, in a time were the women were forced to get marry when t...   [tags: Family, High school, Germany, If You Have to Ask]

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Leaves of Grass: Unbridled Spiritual Realization by the Credulous Man

- Leaves of Grass: Unbridled Spiritual Realization by the Credulous Man In this excerpt of Leaves of Grass, Whitman seeks to develop an archetype of “the credulous man,” whose purpose is to represent the personal spirit that leads one to unrestricted faith. By connecting specific formal features, which range from a first person narrative voice to specific diction related to spirituality, Whitman develops a persona that calls to all audiences, linking them to this “credulous man” in a moderately religious context....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Sexual Nature of Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

- ‘To a stranger’ is a poem written by Walt Whitman, which was published as a part of the collection of his poems titled “Leaves of Grass”, in the year 1855. The sexual nature of the poems in this collection fuelled a great controversy at the time of its publication, and in 1865 he lost his government job as a result of the indecent behavior which his boss saw reflected in his works. In the “leaves of Grass” there is a separate cluster of poems called the “Calamus”, and “To A Stranger”, is a part of that cluster....   [tags: relationship, love, stranger]

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Use of Guava Leaves as a Bio Absorbent for Waste Elimination

- Introduction The wide use of heavy metals and its compounds by modern industries has resulted in large quantities of this element being discharged into environment. These inorganic micro-pollutants are of considerable concern because they are non-biodegradable, highly toxic and have a probable carcinogenic effect. If directly discharged into the sewage system, their presence decreases the efficiency of the biological treatment [1, 2, 3]. Among the heavy metals, chromium is one of the most important environmental issues....   [tags: Chemistry, Chromium, Sorbent]

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Analysis Of Adeline Yeh Mah's Falling Leaves

- How was a woman who has experienced nothing but rejection by her own family and abuse, able to do well in life. Adeline Yeh Mah, the author of her memoir Falling Leaves was that woman. From the beginning of her life, she was blamed and rejected by her brothers and sister for the death of their mother. She was bullied by her brother Edgar and was forced to help her sister do her daily task. As Adeline got older the abuse got worse. Her mother remarried a woman named Jeanne, called Niang by the children....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Abuse, Begging, Woman, Parent]

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What Hemingway Leaves Out

- Earnest Hemingway is known for leaving things out in his writing. He believed that if you knew something well enough, you could leave it out and still get your point across. In the short story "The End of something", he leaves a few things out. Some things he doesn't say at all and others the reader knows something before he says it. He must have know what he was writing about because he the reader can infer certain things. In this particular story, the reader knows some things about nicks past....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Investigating if the Number of Leaves Affect the Water Loss From the Previt and the Stem and Leaves

- Investigating if the Number of Leaves Affect the Water Loss From the Previt and the Stem and Leaves Ideas. · The amount of water in leaves. · The thickness of the stem. · The number of leaves. · Size of the roots. · Temperature. · The amount of leaves that are left on the stem. · And finally the sizes of the leaves. AIM. Our Aim is to find out if the number of leaves affects the water loss from the Previt and the stem and leaves. I am going to keep everything the same except for the temperature and the water....   [tags: Lab Report]

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The Effect of Light on the Size of Ivy Leaves

- The Effect of Light on the Size of Ivy Leaves Aim --- Design an experiment to investigate if light affects the size of Ivy leaves Plan ---- In this experiment I will explore how light affects the size of Ivy leaves. I will use the common Ivy called Hedera helix. I will take two stems of Ivy, one from the part of the garden that is exposed to lots of light, and one which exposed to little light. The Ivy leaves that are facing the south of the garden will have been exposed to high light intensities, whereas the leaves facing the North of the garden will have been exposed to low light intensities....   [tags: Papers]

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Euthanasia Leaves no Room for Hope and Miracles

- Euthanasia Leaves no Room for Hope and Miracles Euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide, is a topic involving many serious issues that continue to be argued over among people throughout the world. There are two types of Euthanasia. One is active euthanasia, a doctor taking any direct action designed to kill the suffering patient. The other is passive euthanasia, to withhold treatment and allow a patient to die. In most cases, passive euthanasia is permitted but whether or not active euthanasia should be allowed creates a major controversy.(Rachel,452) The question, should a person be allowed to end their life through active euthanasia when they are terminally ill and the pain of dying...   [tags: Free Euthanasia Essay]

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A Discussion of The Wound-Dresser and Leaves of Grass

- A Discussion of The Wound-Dresser and Leaves of Grass During the late romantic period, two of history’s most profound poets, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, emerged providing a foundation for, and a transition into Modern poetry. In its original form, their poems lacked the characteristics commonly attributed to most romantic poets of the mid to late nineteenth century who tended to utilize “highly stylized verses, having formal structures, figurative language and adorned with symbols” (worksheet)....   [tags: Wound-Dresser Essays]

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The Character of Adeline from Falling Leaves

- The Character of Adeline from Falling Leaves Adeline is quite a likable character. The reader is encouraged to empathize with her right from the beginning of Chapter 6 of the autobiography "Falling Leaves". The reader sees everything from Adeline's point of view, and the injustice Adeline suffered was very serious indeed; it makes the reader angry and indignant despite the fact that he/she is powerless and could not have helped Adeline in any way. Adeline presents herself as a constrained, mistreated person; unloved partly because she was the cause of her mother's death....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effect of Stomata Density on the Midrib and Margin of Woody Dicot Leaves

- The Effect of Stomata Density on the Midrib and Margin of Woody Dicot Leaves INTRODUCTION Plants are relied heavily on their ability to exchange water and gases to keep life on Earth alive and well. Tiny, microscopic pores that are found on the surface of stems and leaves in plants are vital in order for this exchange to occur. These pores, or openings, are called stomata (Freeman, 2011). Stomata are mainly open when photosynthesis is occurring, which takes place during the day, and are closed at night....   [tags: photosynthesis, gas, research]

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Ideas of Gender and Domesticity in Leaves of Grass and Selected Emily Dickinson Poems

- Ideas of Gender and Domesticity in Leaves of Grass and Selected Emily Dickinson Poems Though both Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson were highly self-reliant and individualistic, he found importance in the “frontiers” and believed the soul was only attainable through a physical connection with nature, whereas she chose to isolate and seclude herself from her community in order to focus solely on her writing. In this analysis, I will look at excerpts from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and Emily Dickinson’s poems, “I’m ‘wife’— I’ve finished that”, “What mystery pervades a well!” and “I’ll tell you how the sun rose”, to contrast their representations of self-realization and domesticity and the...   [tags: Dickingson, Whitman, Poetry]

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Cloning and Sequencing a Portion of Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Gene from the Leaves of Soleirolia Soleirolii

-  Cloning and Sequencing a Portion of Glyceraldehyde-3-phospate Dehydrogenase Gene from the Leaves of Soleirolia Soleirolii December 13, 2013 Introduction Without energy, plants cease to exist. Energy is a vital part in the process known as photosynthesis. In this pathway of photosynthesis, glycolysis helps yields ATP and NADH. The ATP released through glycolysis is energy that is reused to go through another production of photosynthesis. The Glyceraldehyde 3-phsophate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) gene is important in the process of glycolysis....   [tags: glycolysis, photosynthesis, cancer, enzyme]

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Analysis Of Walt Whitman 's Leaves Of Grass And Song Of Myself

- Before Walt Whitman was ever a writer, he was a teacher. He was a teacher who was highly admired by his students. He tended to use methods that were nontraditional, and therefore were typically frowned upon by parents and other adults. However, this did not stop Whitman from expressing himself, and allowing Others to do the same, through his teaching. Whitman’s pedagogy as demonstrated in Leaves of Grass and Song of Myself, though seen as radical in his own time, is one that can be learned from and admired in today 's society....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Teaching, Walt Whitman]

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San Joaquin Delta College 's The House Of Blue Leaves

- San Joaquin Delta College’s The House of Blue Leaves is ultimately about a man named Artie who has a job as a zookeeper. He is married to a mentally ill lady named Bananas. However, with the motivation of his new girlfriend, Artie dreams to make into Hollywood as a songwriter. Overall, the play seemed extremely well put together, and the plot was very interesting. The audience, the performers, and playwright made the play worth attending. As mentioned in The Theatre Experience, the audience has an impact on the performers’ performance (Wilson 11)....   [tags: Performance, Theatre, Play, Performing arts]

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Marijuana Is The Dried Up Leaves That Come From A Cannabis Plant?

- Cannabis, also referred to as “marijuana” are the dried up leaves that come from a cannabis plant. The color of this drug can vary from green, grey, brown, ect. (usually darker shades in color). Marijuana contains delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the chemical that is responsible for most of the effects that one goes through after using this drug. The moment one intakes this drug the THC goes directly into one’s bloodstream. It also targets specific parts of the brain, also known as “cannabinoid” receptors....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug, Heroin, Gang]

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How Violence Leaves a Mark in Veena Das’ Life and Words

- ... In other words, Das insinuates that the self cannot be analyzed without observation of the other and that an event cannot be analyzed without observation of the everyday. By defining the relations as dependent on one another, Das helps illustrate how violence from an event becomes “folded” into the everyday lives of those who survived it. Das engages with the two instances of violence at the time of the Partition and the 1984 riots in the way they affected individual lives. Through Life and Words, the readers are able to see the kinds of connection and relations one builds during these events within communities, the kinds of “othering” that happens among communities and the way gender af...   [tags: stereotype, individual, relation]

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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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Using Herbal Plants for Medicine, A section of a Research Study

- ... It is also called the ‘false water willow’ (Aronson 2009) or better known as ‘Creat’ in English (Alagesaboopathi 2000). In Thailand, it is known as ‘Fah Tah Lai’ whereas in Japan, it is known as ‘Senshinren’ and ‘green chiretta’ in Scandinavian countries. Secondary metabolites are produced by the plants during its growth through biochemical reactions. The compounds play important role in plant life cycle starting from protection from predators, for instance, alkaloids, from stress and in reproduction by attracting pollinators....   [tags: plants, leaves, roots, stems]

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Antioxidant Source in Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp

- Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp is one of the second most dietary legume crops. The leaf extracts may be used a potential source of natural antioxidant that can be used as an important medicine. The possible in vitro antioxidant activity of acetone, aqueous, ethanol, ethyl acetate and chloroform leaf extracts of Cajanus cajan is investigated using DPPH assay, reducing power, hydroxy radical scavenging activity and phosphomolybdenum assay. Physicochemical studies of leaf extracts and anatomical investigation of leaf, petiole, and pulvinus were carried out....   [tags: extracts, leaves, oxidation]

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An Analysis of Sing the Body Electric

- A Celebration of Life “I Sing the Body Electric” is one of twelve poems that comprised the 1855 first edition of Walt Whitman’s self-published masterpiece, Leaves of Grass. Like other poems, especially “Song of Myself,” it is a celebration of life. It is hard to believe this classic was written during the Civil War era. A time historically riddled with slavery and injustice, of mass death and discord, as well as the expansion of industrialization, the movement out west and population growth. This 19th century classic defines an age-old problem....   [tags: Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass]

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A Man for the Cause: Whitman’s Beliefs on Human Equality

- A Man for the Cause The equality of all humans is still a topic that is discussed today in the United States. In the eighteenth century the equality of some humans was a topic that the privileged populace tended to ignore. During this time period a very select group of humans were allocated full rights, this group consisted of white male property owners. Neither women nor African Americans had full rights during this time period. Women would not gain the right to vote until 1920 and the African Americans until 1869, but even then they did not reap the rights that white men possessed(History.com Staff; ACLU Staff) ....   [tags: leaves of grass, males, females]

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Walt Whitman: An Omnisexual Poet

- The homosexual themes displayed in Walt Whitman’s works, especially in his most famous collection of poems Leaves of Grass, raise the question of his own sexuality. Many of his poems depicted affection and sexuality in a simple, personal manner, causing nineteenth century Americans to view them as pornographic and obscene. Based on this poetry, Whitman is usually assumed to be homosexual, or at least bisexual. However, this assumption does not account for major influences of his writing such as the shift from transcendentalism to realism and the American Civil War....   [tags: Leaves of Grass, homosexual, bisexual]

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How Surface Area Affects the Rate of Transpiration of Leaves

- How Surface Area Affects the Rate of Transpiration of Leaves To show that transpiration did occur on a leaf we did a preliminary experiment. We took two plants, and set them in a bell jar, one of the plants was cut beneath its leaves, so that we could show that if it did transpire it would be from the leaves and not the stem. The experiment was set up like this: Water appeared on the side of the bell jar, this shows that transpiration does occur through the leaves of a plant....   [tags: Papers]

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Investigating the Amount of Stomata on a Variety of Different Sized Leaves

- Investigating the Amount of Stomata on a Variety of Different Sized Leaves Introduction During this experiment I am going to investigate the stomata on a large leaf and a small leaf from the same plant to compare the amount of stomata per mm². The stomata are small openings found in the lower epidermis of leaves. Each stoma is surrounded by two bean-shaped guard cells containing chloroplasts. A stoma is a very efficient structure because it can control the rate of transpiration (water loss) and the exchange of gases....   [tags: Papers]

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Blue Highways, Leaves of Grass and the Parkdale Library

- Blue Highways, Leaves of Grass and the Parkdale Library I don't know what exactly I expected to find at the library that summer. Rows of gleaming shelves and neatly stacked books, probably. No sound but the humming of fluorescent lights and the thump of rubber stamps. The librarians would be demure types - soft-spoken and intellectual. I thought of the place itself as a sort of solemn temple to the written word. With these images in mind, I was startled by my first glimpse of the employees' workroom....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Natural and Synthetic Antioxidants

- ... Hence, the high content of polyphenol antioxidants present in a variety of plants is probably the main factor responsible for antioxidant activity of plant materials. Recently, there is an increasing interest both in the industry and in the scientific research on various plant extracts due to their strong natural antioxidants properties (Wu et al. 2009). These antioxidants compounds are pharmacology effective and have low or no side effects for use in preventive medicine and food industry (Sati et al....   [tags: agarwood leaves, substances]

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Is the ‘Sucker Foot’ of Myzopoda Aurita a Kind of Adaptation That Enhances Their Survivorship?

- Introduction The Myzopoda aurita is one of the bat species that can adherent themselves to vertical spheres, such as smooth leaves. By Thewissen and Etnier (1995), with these particular pads, they can roost inside the rolled leaves of palm trees, which is an efficient way to avoid being detected by their predators. In other words, the ‘sucker foot’ is then an important organ in improving its survivorship. There are in total six species of bats that have this kind of ability, which can be divided into two families....   [tags: bat, leaves, predators, organ, surviror]

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Comparing The Battle Whitman And Post War Whitman

- Comparison of pre-war Whitman and post-war Whitman Walt Whitman is considered one of the famous American writers who lived in the 19th century. The author is primarily known for his poetry, and also best known for his masterpiece, Leaves of Grass, which was published in 1855 as a collection of 12 poems. Whitman’s poems were different from those written during the era, and this is because they had a unique style, as well as a concentration of commonplace subjects. The use of commonplace subjects led to many people calling the author the “poet of democracy.” This paper compares Pre-war Whitman and Post-war Whitman....   [tags: Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, Poetry]

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Consumption of Green Tea and its Health Effect on Sleeping among Hong Kong Young Adults

- Green tea is made from the plant Camellia Sinensis’s leaves without fermentation (Suzuki, Miyoshi & Isemura, 2012) and is regarded as a popular and healthy drink in Asian countries because of its health-promoting potentials such as protecting against cancer and cardiovascular disease (Harvard Health Publications, 2012; Iwasaki et al., 2014). Lots of the positive effects are due to the antioxidative activity of (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which is a major component of green tea (Suzuki et al., 2012)....   [tags: Camellia Siensis leaves, udesired outcomes]

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Between Racial Transgressions and Indeterminacy: Assembling a Happa's Identity

- Sui Sin Far and Nella Larsen frame their writings through documented historical realities: autobiographical in Leaves from the Mental Portfolio of an Eurasian, and a bias ‘remembrance’ from Irene, the main character in Passing. Since the authors’ writings are closely tied to personal experiences, it is in my perspective, a framework that gives us a perfect lens to assess the intricate selfhood of a Happa. As we analyze the detailed psych of Sui Sin Far and Irene, it appears to me that there is strife between their prescribed and authentic selves....   [tags: Leaves from the Mental Portfolio of a Eurasian]

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Journey in Rainbow’s End by Jane Harrison and Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah

- It is the journey toward a sense of belonging that allows a person to understand what the concept means. How have the composers of your set text and one text of your own choosing explored the journey toward an understanding of a sense of belonging. Journeys assist a person’s understanding in their sense of belonging. The person’s journey is illustrated with techniques. This is explored in Rainbow’s End and Falling Leaves. The play Rainbow’s End by Harrison explores how a person discovers their sense of belonging through their newfound love on their families....   [tags: Belonging, Identity, Culture]

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An Analysis Of Richard Wright 's ' Big Boy Leaves Home ' And ' The Man Who Lived Underground '

- As soon as Europeans brought Africans to America to be slaves, the Africans were seen as an inferior race. Their inferiority meant they did not deserve the same rights as the white people they belonged to, nor did they deserve to be treated as people. These African Americans worked hard as slaves and were viewed as a physically capable race, so when slavery was abolished in the South, whites saw these capabilities as a threat and were frightened by the African Americans. Whites let their fear of African American strength run wild, thus the beginning of racial stereotypes....   [tags: Racism, Race, African American, Black people]

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Leaving Inequality Behind The Women 's College Enrollment Gains Leaves Men Behind

- Leaving Inequality Behind “By 2012, the share of young women enrolled in college immediately after high school had increased to 71%, but it remained unchanged for young men at 61%.” This statistic is taken from Mark Hugo Lopez’s article Women 's College Enrollment Gains Leaves Men Behind. I find it interesting that even though women are succeeding even more by going to college at a higher rate than men, the family norm hasn’t changed. I see more influential women in social media urging women to make their own money....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Family, Patriarchy]

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Then the Dry Leaves Rustled

- I was hesitant and tensed. I was sure if it went wrong my mom would not let me out. “Come fast, otherwise we look suspicious to others” Hilda said pulling my hand. “Do you really want to do this. I have a bad feeling. ” I said. “I promise, nothing would happen. You have seen me many a times. This would be a lot more fun than it appears. See, that house looks small and uninhibited. I will go inside and find something to cherish our spirits. You don’t need to come inside. All you have to do is wait outside.” Hilda said....   [tags: feeling, persistent, window, happy]

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Investigating the Abiotic Factors that Affect the Size of Ivy Leaves in Shaded and Unshaded Habitats

- Investigating the Abiotic Factors that Affect the Size of Ivy Leaves in Shaded and Unshaded Habitats Introduction Ivy is any one of a large number of creeping or climbing vines. These vines have different botanical names, and the word ivy, as commonly used, does not belong to any one plant. It often applies to climbing vines, especially to those that are ornamental. The particular one being looked at in this experiment is the common, or English, ivy. English ivy is the plant that makes such an attractive picture as it climbs over walls and tree trunks in Europe and North America....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of the Absorption of Green Light Versus Red Light Absorption in Spinach Leaves

- Analysis of the Absorption of Green Light Versus Red Light Absorption in Spinach Leaves The goal of the experiment was to determine if green light had less ability to absorb than red light in spinach leaves. This was done by separating the photosynthetic pigments (chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, carotene and xanthophylls) from one another using paper chromatography. The separated pigments were then analyzed for their absorption spectrum using a spectrographometer. When the data was graphed it clearly showed the higher rate of red light absorption over green light....   [tags: Photosynthesis Experiments Science Biology Essays]

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A Feminist Perspective of Fern Leaves from Fanny’s Portfolio

- A Feminist Perspective of Fern Leaves from Fanny’s Portfolio   Judith Fetterly describes the fiction of Fanny Fern as basically conservative due to the seeming resignation to the institution of marriage. She claims that Parton’s work is safe and makes only small challenges to the patriarchal institutions of her day. I do not see this in my reading of "Fern Leaves from Fanny’s Portfolio." I hear the voice of a woman who recognizes the problems with patriarchy and who does not flinch from revealing them....   [tags: Fanny Portfolio Essays]

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Procrastination Leaves Everyone Behind

- Procrastination seems to be a habit that everyone is having trouble trying to leave behind. When it comes to school or work, it becomes the students’ or employees’ worse enemy. It is something that everyone hate, but they still do it anyway at some point in time. Procrastinating is something that even I try to stop, but honestly that does not last very long. I would say it’s like a diet; some people would start doing it, but it only last for a short period of time. The effects of procrastination are the main reasons that cause people not to like it so much....   [tags: school, project, frustration]

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The Idea Of Self Or The Soul

- When discussing the concept of politics, many people’s thinking would not immediately jump to the idea of self or the soul, but would rather focus more intensely on the way we treat others, and the importance of small/large/no government systems. While both are of great importance to give thought to, philosophers Frederick Nietzsche and Walt Whitman challenge readers to think more closely about what exactly it means to possess a mentality of the self, and to examine the way it plays out in our everyday lives....   [tags: Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, Song of Myself]

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Analysis Of Walt Whitman 's Poem ' Song Of Myself

- Walt Whitman’s Religious Vision Embedded at the Heart of Leaves of Grass as seen through the poem, Song of Myself The poetry in Whitman’s Leaves of Grass is specifically forceful. It was written at a time when Walt Whitman’s personal religious perspective was that he himself was a prophet as stated in his first poem “Song of Myself.” This poem appears in Whitman’s first book Leaves of Grass. Whitman says: “Divine am I and out, and I make holy water whatever I touch or am touched from; / The scent of these armpits is aroma finer than prayer; /This head is more than churches or bibles or creeds” (39).The poet’s deistic belief taught him with an appreciation and affection for this perspective...   [tags: Religion, Faith, Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass]

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Analysis Of Walt Whitman 's ' Song Of Myself

- Walt Whitman is considered the foremost poet of American democracy of his time. Not only did he fully embrace it, but he believed that American democracy was more than a political system, but a way of life (Casale 48). Many of his personal experiences influenced his deep democratic point of view (48). As a volunteer at an army hospital during the American Civil War, he saw many die and became increasingly grateful for the opportunities provided by the American government (Mirsky). Later, as he was residing in New York City, Whitman witnessed America face urbanization....   [tags: Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, Song of Myself]

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Analysis Of Walt Whitman 's ' Song Of Myself

- Darian Williams American Literature II Ms. Dalton July 3, 2016 Analysis Walt Whitman was a very influential poet in his time era. He was very in tune with the world, his surroundings and people which makes him a humanist of his time. The poem Song of Myself has very mystical and profound ideas in this poem in my opinion. It is the type of poem when you read once and read over and over again you will always find something new about it for years to come because it 's so intriguing. Whitman was somebody who was very struck by his experience in the civil war and his thoughts about the world which transferred into his writing....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass]

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Is Self Reliance Right For You?

- Is Self Reliance Right for You. What is most confusing about Ralph Emerson’s Self-Reliance is his overwhelming selfishness. If everyone listened to Emerson’s writing, the world we live in wouldn’t even be possible because no one would work together and everyone would hate each other because they would not need them. The reliance on others is the only way to build a working society, but that does not mean Self-Reliant people are out of the picture in this world. Only certain people fall under the category of Self-Reliant and differ from Emerson’s harsh arguments....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass]

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Walt Whitman's Life and Accomplishments

- Born in Long Island, New York on May 31, 1819, Walt Whitman was the second of nine children born into a Democratic family (Benka). By eleven, Whitman ended his formal education and sought employment to financially support his family (Benka). He was able to acquire a job as an apprentice on the Long Island Patriot, where he was exposed to the printing trade and was able to discover his own style of writing (Benka). At age fourteen, Whitman was able to expand his knowledge of writing by working under the Patriot’s foreman editor William Hartshorne (Hall)....   [tags: civil war, leaves of grass, democratic family]

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The Girl the World Forgot

- It was the middle of autumn, the time right before the world would be covered in a white blanket of snow. It was the time where the colorful leaves had dropped from their humble perch upon the trees and now lie sprinkled across the land. A chilly wind brushed through the area picking up the leaves from the pavement, I watched in awe as they twisted and twirled in the air as if they were dancing. Autumn was undeniably one of the most beautiful seasons; even the naked trees were striking as they stood tall and proud extending out toward the skies....   [tags: autumn, leaves, late, wait, someone, special]

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Richard Leaves The Climax When Art

- Richard takes a year to write it and the he gave the first draft to Art. We can see how Richard has lose confidence in what he knows must be written in the book, but Art will help him to recover that confidence in himself, to see the Hero, his true self. Believing in yourself and what you can offer to the world. we need help from others to embrace our own capabilities to moves us into working for a better good, for everyone even if we don 't see it right away, it is for the ones who come next or get a chance to see your work and learn from it......   [tags: Disability]

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Investigating the Relationship Between the Transpiration Rate of a Shoot and the Degree of Opening of the Stomata of Its Leaves

- Investigating the Relationship Between the Transpiration Rate of a Shoot and the Degree of Opening of the Stomata of Its Leaves I will be investigating the relationship between the transpiration rate of a shoot and the degree of opening of the stomata of its leaves. Transpiration is the loss of water vapour from the surfaces of a plant. Solar energy turns the water in the plants into a vapour causing it to evaporate into the leafÂ’s internal air spaces before diffusing out of the stomata into the air....   [tags: Papers]

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