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Patricia MacLachlan's Sarah, Plain and Tall

- Patricia MacLachlan's Sarah, Plain and Tall By telling you the story, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan portrays the importance of family and allows you to see that by through a little bit of hope and wishing your happiness can be fulfilled. She shows you how personal sacrifices occur when forming a successful family. Overall, this book provides insight on how powerful and meaningful family life can be. In Sarah, Plain and Tall the concept of family is the base on which the book is written....   [tags: Patricia MacLachlan Sarah Plain and Tall]

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Realism in Patricia MacLachlan’s Sarah, Plain and Tall

- Realism in Patricia MacLachlan’s Sarah, Plain and Tall A book that has a clear understanding of what is “real” is often thought to be a quality book. Although what is thought to be “real” is different for everyone, for me it is how easily I am able to relate to the characters in the book. If I can sympathize and understand what they are going through on an emotional level and can put myself in their shoes, I am more apt to enjoy the story. Narrative style and structure play a very important role here; because it is through these that we get a sense of what type of realism is being portrayed....   [tags: Sarah Plain Tall]

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Fires on the Plain: Novel and Movie

- Participants in war witness the capacity of humanity and, the survivors, are burdened with the inner struggles of wartime memories. Ooka Shohei’s 1951 major anti-war novel, Fires on the Plain, portrays the degradation of the surviving Japanese forces in the Philippines in the last year of Pacific War. Ichikawa Kon adapted the anti-war novel for film in 1959 and was consistent with the protagonist, Private Tamura, encounters while exploring the struggles between duty to the nation and duty to the self....   [tags: Compare Contrast]

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Common Sense And Plain Truth

- During a time of great tribulations, each colonist would be forced to chose a side. Their options were either to fight for their rights and freedom or stay loyal to the royal monarchy of Britain. Both sides had support from people of great power. Two men by the names of Thomas Paine and James Chalmers wrote to defend their position and influence others to do the same with pamphlets titled Common Sense and Plain Truth, respectively. After reading, re-reading and analyzing both of the documents, it is clear that each hold debatable arguments, however, when pinned against each other and set side by side, Common Sense holds more power and influence, whereas Plain Truth highlights greater intel...   [tags: American Revolution, Thomas Paine, Logic]

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Life Is Just Plain Hard

- At one time or another all individuals go through hard times. To be honest, sometimes life is just plain hard. At times, the unfortunate circumstances do not even have to happen directly to an individual for that person to be effected. In many cases, seeing a loved one go through something and not being able to help them is one of the hardest things one must do in life. When dealing with children, parents can step into the child’s situation and assist, but when that child grows to be an adult, the parent can no longer assist without the approval of his or her grown child....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Physical abuse]

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The Room Plain White Walls

- He looked around the room plain white walls with no window. In front of him was a metal table with fifty little shapes that looked like tetris blocks. “ Come on kevin we know you can do better than that do it again.” his mom 's high pitch voice rang in his ears. He wished it would be over already he was tired of all the test. he wanted to ripped the sticky electrodes of his head and just run run so far that his parent could never find him again. He repeated the test again his parents looked at him with disapproval “ It 's time for your meds kevin.” his dad said as he grabbed a 3 inch needle filled with a blue serum....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, United States, Nuclear warfare]

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The Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011

- A 2008 NSW survey showed that 78% of people agreed strongly of the support for Plain packaging cigarettes and 2 years later the same survey was given to Victorians, which showed 72% of all people and 57% of smokers, also agreed on Plain packaging. The Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 is an act to discourage the use of Tobacco products and reduce the appeal of tobacco to consumers. It is clearly evident that a change had to be made from tobacco packaging being used as a promotional tool. Previously under the Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992 the words, signs or symbols on a tobacco product or its packaging were not considered tobacco advertisements....   [tags: Tobacco, Nicotine, Cigarette, Tobacco advertising]

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The Plain Sense of Things by Wallace Stevens

- “The Plain Sense of Things” by Wallace Stevens delicately explores a certain dualism that he finds in creativity by exploring the conflict between creativity and the lack thereof. He speaks of the point where creativity ends, where it dries up and becomes “inanimate,” but then goes on to point out how necessary that point of null inspiration is in the larger cycle of things. He uses the period between fall and winter, when the leaves have fallen and there is, as he explains, “A plain sense of things,” a “blank cold,” and a “sadness without cause” as a way to represent this stagnation of creativity that he views as a necessity....   [tags: dualism, creativity, stagnation]

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Hiding Of Plain Sight By Richard Miniter

- Hiding in Plain Sight In the novel that I, Will Miller, read, Losing Bin Laden- How Bill Clinton’s failures Unleashed Global Terror, author Richard Miniter presents evidence to suggest that Bill Clinton, while in office as 42nd president from 1993-2001, failed to take war on terrorism as the number one priority resulting in Osama Bin Laden unleashing global terror and the events that occurred on September 11th, 2001. Richard Miniter is an investigative journalist and author. He was an award winning Sunday Times (of London) investigative team whose four-part series traced the secret war between Clinton and Bin Laden (Richard Miniter, 2003)....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, September 11 attacks]

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Review of Jodi Picoult's Plain Truth

- Throughout the novel, Plain Truth, by Jodi Picoult, we as the reader are presented an inside look into the many boundaries that are placed on the main character, Katie Fisher. While one could argue that the majority of the boundaries were placed on her because of her religion there are also boundaries present that were placed on her because of her parents. Katie Fisher's life pressures are much similar to those of a young student named Neil in the movie Dead Poets Society, where he endures daily pressures that turn into a problem he cannot overcome....   [tags: Book Review]

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Incidents upon Salisbury Plain Poem

- The poem Incidents upon Salisbury Plain (otherwise known as Guilt and Sorrow) is a prime example of Wordsworth’s political visions of revolution for social equality, being weaved into his poetry. In the poem, Wordsworth writes of a society wrought with war and the misery experienced by a vagrant woman and wandering soldier. The poem captures a sense of despair, loneliness and disillusionment - no doubt a poetic representation of how it felt to live in a time of civil unrest. It could be said that the wanderer is comparable to the lower class, displaced without care, constantly searching for a sense of belonging....   [tags: guilt and sorrow, revolution, wordsworth]

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The Geographical Landscape Brazil’s Atlantic Coastal Plain

- ... This led the colonist to seek another alternative export which in this case was agriculture, especially sugarcane, cacao, and pasture (Kent 237). Sugar cultivation essentially became the economic backbone throughout the remainder of the colonial period. Sugar cultivation led to the plantation system, which led to the transformation of Brazil (Kent 236). Brazil moved from an unwanted, remote part of the world to a dynamic and productive colony (Kent 238). The region remained center of nation’s economic, social, cultural, and political life (Kent 236)....   [tags: climate, cultivation, crops]

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Plain Truth and Sing You Home, by Jodi Picoult

- Plain Truth and Sing You Home are novels both written by Jodi Picoult. They both have plots involving religion and how it strongly affects characters and the court cases they are subjected to. Religion is a topic addressed in the book in both positive and negative light, the religions exposed; Amish and Evangelical are shown to be extremist. The positive lighting can be seen in some of the characters and their innocence such a Katie (Plain Truth) and Liddy (Sing You Home). The negative is spread across the pages, with murder trials and anti-homosexual preaching’s....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Religion]

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Cultural And Geopolitical Significance Of The North China Plain

- The question of whether the North China Plain represents the Chinese heartland, or Huaxia, was vehemently contested after a period of turmoil and political division. Some, like Huan Wen, who regarded such region as the seat of the Zhuxia, believed in the notion that China is the bounded empire, which argues that Chinese people are descended from ancestors who lived in the Yellow River Valley. Others, such as Yang Yuanshen and Yan Zhitui, dismissed such conception and upheld the idea that China is the empire of value, which underscores the preservation of Chinese customs, language, and values of the ancient sages....   [tags: China, Han Chinese, Culture of China]

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Admissions Essay: The Plain Truth

- Admissions Essay: The Plain Truth All of my life I have been a city girl, but I moved to Santa Rosa when I was about 13. Up until I was about 16, I lived there permanently. I used to switch back and forth from parent to parent all of the time. When I first started high school, I went to Piner High and, in my junior year, I went to Montgomery and, from there, to a continuation school. I am currently now back at Piner. I had to basically kick and scream to get back into my regular high school--as you can see there is some drama behind the scene....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays]

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The Lakota Sioux Indians And The Tribe Of The Southern Plain Indians

- The Lakota Sioux Indians make up the majority of the Northern Plain Indians. They are located on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. It is the poorest county in the nation, with population estimates of the reservation range from 28,000 to 40,000. 80% of residents are unemployed (versus 10% in the rest of the country); 49% of the residents live below the Federal poverty level (including 61% of all those under the age of 18); Per capita income in Oglala Lakota County is $6,286; (www.census.gov) The area of the Pine Ridge Reservation is mostly rural and health care is given by the Indian Health Service (IHS)....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Blood sugar]

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The Church History Of Plain Language By Bruce L. Shelley

- Church History in Plain Language is written by Bruce L. Shelley. This work focuses on the history of Christianity from 6 B.C. to the current period. It covers some of Christianity’s greatest events, theologians, and the various subsection of Christianity. Other than the events leading up to the death of Jesus, I had very little knowledge of Christianity’s history. After reading through the book, I have gained understanding on the Christian Councils, scholasticism, Christendom, and modern trends of Christianity....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christendom, Christian]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Eagle Plain ' By Robert Francis

- In “Eagle Plain”, by Robert Francis, the poem dramatizes the conflict between the nation’s “non-ideal” character traits and the “ideal.” Francis’ poem is also structured to have one main theme per two stanzas for a total of three: self-esteem, pride, and honor. The speaker then uses the “eagle” to symbolize the ideal American trait and uses personification and metaphors to help bring the eagle’s character traits to life, the poem also has an alternate allegorical meaning. The poem starts with the speaker saying, “The American eagle is not aware he is; the American eagle” (Stanza 1), to show that the eagle is confident with who he is....   [tags: Bald Eagle, Eagle, Poetry, Meaning of life]

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My Experience At The Jamaica Plain Health Center

- Its another regular Monday morning, off goes my alarm, time for work. Picking out a cartoon themed shirt took up most of my morning, Tinker Bell it is. I check the time 7:30 on the dot, time for work. I grab a sweater, bags and car keys heading out the door. I head for Dunkin Donuts awaiting my daily coffee coolatta and Boston cream donut. “It 's hot out today” I mumbled to myself as I rolled down the windows letting some fresh air in. I 'm heading to the Jamaica Plain Health Center. I check the time 7:55, “ I 'm almost there” I mumble to myself....   [tags: Nursing, Nurse, Nursing board certification]

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Teachers Deserve More Credit, Plain And Simple

- Teachers deserve more credit, plain and simple. After spending the majority of my life submersed in education, I find myself disgusted with the lack of awareness people have towards teachers. Not only are they mentors for youth, but they also handle every behavior known to mankind and are not paid nearly enough for their efforts. In my opinion, teachers should stand at the top of the scale when it comes to respect, and unfortunately, that is not the case. Once children begin Kindergarten, they spend more time around teachers than they do their own parents....   [tags: Education, Lesson plan, Teacher, The Child]

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Healthcare for the Amish and Mennonite Culture

- There are many different cultures throughout the world. They each have their own distinct customs and beliefs relating to marriage, rites of passage, conflict resolutions, education etc... The most interesting aspect of each culture is how they incorporate their religious beliefs into the healthcare they receive. Some cultures are not affected by their religious beliefs when dealing with healthcare. They are not regulated in the terms of medical procedures and practices they can obtain from healthcare professionals....   [tags: religious belief, plain people]

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Plain English Communication

- Plain English Communication INTRODUCTION After researching Communication, I have developed the following conclusions, which I will explain in this memo. I will attempt to answer several questions that pertain to communication and the importance. I developed my conclusions from researching provided handouts and the Internet. HOW IMPORTANT IS COMMUNICATION. In every society, humans have developed spoken and written language as a means of sharing messages and meanings. Readers need to know what is being said not how it is being said (1)....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Locke’s Logical Plain Method

- Locke’s Logical Plain Method As those philosophers before him, or at least as far back as Descartes, John Locke is “perplexed with obscure terms and useless question” (qtd. in Jones 238), and is interested in starting fresh and free from the opinions of his predecessors. He devises the historical plain method in order to examine the knowledge we posses, with the assumption that the mind is “white paper, void of all characters, without any ideas,” (qtd. in Jones 245). My interest here, however, is to briefly describe, and to evaluate Locke’s historical plain method....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]

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Plain Truth, by Jodi Picoult and Sing You Home, by Jodi Picoult

- Plain Truth and Sing You Home are novels both written by Jodi Picoult. They both have plots involving religion and how it strongly affects characters and the court cases they are subjected to. Religion is a topic addressed in the book in both a positive and negative perspective. The religions exposed are the Amish and Evangelical, which are shown to be extreme religions and have an impact on the community and the law. The positive side of the texts can be seen in some of the characters and their innocence such a Katie (Plain Truth) and Liddy (Sing You Home)....   [tags: Religion, Court Cases]

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The Rules Of Statutory Interpretation

- The rules of statutory interpretation are a guide for judges to decide what parliament means in statutes. The judge would look towards the rules for assistance when faced with a statute, which is difficult to apply to the given facts . There are three main rules. The literal rule requires that words must be viewed in their plain and ordinary meaning, even if there is some sort of absurdity . The golden rule requires words to be given their natural meaning to the extent where they do not produce absurdity ....   [tags: Statutory interpretation, Plain meaning rule]

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Comparing Little House on the Prairie and Sarah Plain and Tall

- Comparing Little House on the Prairie, written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Sarah Plain and Tall, Written by Patricia MacLachlan Little House on the Prairie, written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, bears some resemblance to Sarah Plain and Tall, written by Patricia MacLachlan. Within both of the texts one can find two families that are adjusting to life out on the Prairie. Even though the books are written some fifty years apart they still portray the aspects of living on the prairies in the Midwest....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]

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Patricia MacLachlan's Life Reflected in Sarah, Plain, and Tall

- Patricia MacLachlan's Life Reflected in Sarah, Plain, and Tall Beyond MacLachlan's basic interest in creating a good children's novel in Sarah, Plain, and Tall, she also has a very personal investment in connecting her story and its characters with the many facets of her personal experiences: family, her beliefs, and her biography. It seems odd that an only child, from an intact family, would have the insight to write so detailed about the feelings of loss and a blended family. When asked “Do you think a family means a mother, and a father, and a child....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Analysis of Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen

- Analysis of Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen The book Buddhism Plain and Simple, by Steve Hagen, caught my attention and became more interesting to me than I thought. I have always heard of the religion Buddhism, but I never knew what it was all about. I never thought that Buddhism was as huge as it is. I knew that it existed in other countries, but I never knew what exact countries. Many of the views in this book surprised me and the book taught me a lot about morals and better ways to live your life....   [tags: Papers]

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Which Way to the Plain of Enlightenment?

- Meditation is defined as continued or extended thought; reflection; contemplation. With this in mind how does meditation become categorized under a school of thought. Meditation is different for every person; however there are ideas that stem from certain places. Two of the largest types of meditation are Buddhist meditation and Christian meditation. These large religions have ways in which they suggest to their members to meditate. With Christianity and Buddhism stemming from different parts of the world, would there origins be the main reason for their differences....   [tags: Religion]

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The Arctic Costal Plain Domestic Energy Security Act of 2001

- The Arctic Costal Plain Domestic Energy Security Act of 2001 There are many bills that are passed though the House of Representatives everyday. There are many government agencies and interests groups that are behind the bills that either support them or are against them. The bill I have chosen is the Arctic Costal Plain Domestic Energy Security Act of 2001. At this time and place I believe this bill is one of the most important bills that needs to be passed. Congress has found the nation's domestic oil and gas production is in a substantial decline and our dependence on foreign counties is unreliable....   [tags: Papers]

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Patricia MacLachlan’s Sarah Plain and Tall - Comparing Book and Movie

- Patricia MacLachlan’s Sarah Plain and Tall - Comparing Book and Movie The beginning of the movie begins with the exact same scene between Anna and Caleb that appears in the book. However, the movie, Sarah Plain and Tall has a variety of differences from Patricia MacLachlan’s children’s novel Sarah Plain and Tall. Essentially the movie had to go to a deeper level in order to attract adults to the story. Every event that is in the book happens in the movie. However, the movie adds scenes and complicates the relationships between the characters....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]

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Kipling’s Notions of Race in Plain Tales from the Hills

- Kipling’s Notions of Race in Plain Tales from the Hills "No other Western writer has ever known India as Kipling knew it" "nobody can teach you British India better than Rudyard Kipling" "There will always be plenty in Kipling that I will find difficult to forgive; but there is also enough truth in these stories to make them impossible to ignore". Salman Rushdie, "Kipling", from Imaginary Homelands, London: Granta Books, 1991, 74-80. It may be discerned from the quotes displayed above that Rushdie, a writer not renowned for suffering fools gladly, accords Kipling some epistemological superiority....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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How External Labour Market Information is Used to Plain Human Resources Within Haydon School

- How External Labour Market Information is Used to Plain Human Resources Within Haydon School Human resources function can use labour market information as it helps them gain a range of relevant information about things like the teacher vacancies they can find out Reasons there are vacancies such as the subjects being taught on the area the school is based. (London borough of hillingdon teacher vacancy survey summer 2003) Term1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 4 + terms No....   [tags: Human Resources Essays]

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The Sneetches By Dr. Seuss

- “The Sneetches” is one of Dr. Seuss’s best known stories. In “The Sneetches,” the Star-Belly Sneetches claim they are the best Sneetches and leave the Plain-Belly Sneetches out of their fun activities. Therefore, the Plain-Belly Sneetches become sad and mope on the beach. Then, one day, Sylvester McMonkey McBean arrives with a machine that gives the Plain-Belly Sneetches stars. The new Star-Belly Sneetches are happy that they can now join in the original Star-Belly Sneetches’ fun; however, the original Star-Belly Sneetches claim they are still the best and seek a way to distinguish themselves from the new Star-Belly Sneetches....   [tags: Karl Marx, Marxism, Star, Exploitation]

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Manufacturing Principles Case Study Report Bearings

- Introduction There is a market need for a device that allows constrained relative motion between two or more parts in a rotational or linear sense without causing excessive wear. The bearing is intended to fulfill this need by providing a smooth surface and mechanism that allows a shaft or component to move independently without causing damage in the form of wear to its support. Bearings themselves can be classified in terms of the motions that they allow, the particular principle of operation that they implement and the direction of applied loads that they are capable of handling....   [tags: Physics ]

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An Extreme Abuse Of Discretion

- In October 2014 Judge Franklin exhibited an extreme abuse of discretion when he failed to recuse himself under 28 U.S.C. § 455 (B) (5) (iii). Judge Franklin had knowledge that his son, Steven Franklin, was an equitable partner with the Owens and Davis law firm representing the plaintiff in the case before him. 28 U.S.C. § 455 (B) (5) (iii) states “[A judge] shall also disqualify himself in the following circumstances: (5) He or his spouse, or a person within the third degree of relationship to either of them, or the spouse of such a person: (iii) Is known by the judge to have an interest that could be substantially affected by the outcome of the proceeding.” 28 U.S.C....   [tags: Law, Court, Judiciary, Judge]

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Brimbank Park: Adaptive Nature of the Natural Environment in a Growing Urban Area

- Location Brimbank Park (coordinates 37.7340° S, 144.8370° E) is located in the Maribyrnong Valley (hollowed by the Maribyrnong River), near the Melbourne suburb Keilor. It is intersected by the Maribynong River and the M80 highway, which reveals the adaptive nature of the natural environment in a growing urban area. (Parks Victoria, 2013) Figure 1: Map of Brimbank Park (Google Maps, 2014) Geology Brimbank Park consists mainly of sedimentary rock, due to its close proximity to the Maribyrnong River....   [tags: Melbourne, Australia]

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Bulgarian Folk Music

- Excursions into Non-Western Music Bulgarian Folk Music I. Bulgaria is located on the west coast of the Black Sea and in the southeastern corner of Europe. To the north of Bulgaria lies Romania, Greece and Turkey lie to the south and Yugoslavia to the west. In whole, the total size of Bulgaria is roughly equal to the size of Tennessee, making it one of the smaller countries in the world. Being such a small country, Bulgaria has a vast range of topographic features such as plateaus, plains, hills, mountains, basins, gorges, and deep river valleys....   [tags: Music ]

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Sneetches Allegory

- The Sneetches is a children’s book written by Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr. Seuss, in 1961. The story tells about a group of creatures that seem to be the same in appearance. All of the creatures are yellow, shaped similar to a large bowling pin and basically identical. There is one difference that separates the Sneetches, some have a green star on their bellies and some do not. This small physical difference ends up dividing the community of Sneetches. The group of Sneetches with star-bellies thinks they are better than the group with plain bellies....   [tags: Theodor Seuss Geisel, children, inequality]

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Latent Fingerprint and Vein Matching Using Ridge Feature Identification

- I. INTRODUCTION Now a days, Biometrics maps to a new civilian applications of commercial use. Automatic Fingerprint Identification System(AFIS) appeared as an essential tool for all the biometrics and the law enforcement agencies[1].The demand of the secured biometric system, now lead to the growth in the features and individualities for the responsibility of quite complicated fingerprint and finger-vein present in the fingertips of the fingerprint. This important technology is widely used in area-access control, Pc login, and e-commerce....   [tags: biometrics, matching technique]

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The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution

- The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution states that individuals have the right "to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and impacts, against outlandish looks and seizures," however the issue close by here is if this additionally applies to the pursuits of open fields and of articles in plain view and if the fourth correction gives insurance over these too. To reaffirm the courts' choice on this matter I will be identifying their choices in the instances of Oliver v. United States (1984), and California v....   [tags: California v. Greenwood]

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Language And Its Effects On Language

- If you look at the great authors throughout history, from Shakespeare to Hawthorne or even a present-day author, the English and the language that they use in their writing has altered, changed, decayed, and digressed as time has passed the human race. Language in itself is already diverse. There are thousands of different ways to say the same simple phrase, but it is thought today, perhaps now more than ever, that the English language is and has been “decaying” or becoming unsatisfactory. In today’s world of technology, it is hard to tell the reason that language could be seen as decaying....   [tags: English language, Language, Dialect]

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Oil Drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge

- Oil Drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge The main issue presented in my research involves the debate between environmentalists and the United States government on whether to open and develop a portion of the Artic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in the northern coastal plain of Alaska for the purpose of drilling for oil. Environmentalists argue that opening up this region of ANWR to future oil drilling would destroy the current ecosystems, disrupt animal habitats and adversely change the lives of the people in these local communities....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Is It Ethical? Moral Immoral?

- Any discussion about ethics, deciding what is right or wrong, moral immoral, is bound to incite a passionate debate among people from different cultures and circumstances. With many ethical principles proposed by philosophers over the history of man, the only point that is clear is that the debate of what is the correct ethical philosophy will continue for generations. In the following, I will be discussing ethics from a plain consequentialist point of view, which is the primary form of consequentialism on which all other versions of consequentialism are based....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Consequentialism, Altruism]

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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya

- Rejection and denial of one’s situation often hinders improvement. Conversely, acceptance allows improvement to occur; this is demonstrated by Rukmani, the protagonist of Kamala Markandaya’s novel, Nectar in a Sieve, who survives a stream of misfortunes by accepting, rather than denying, her situation. When she accepts misfortune as having occurred, she is able to seek for improvement. Through Rukmani’s plight and struggles, it is shown that in order to survive through periods of struggle and hardship, one must accept one’s situation to be able to improve from it....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Japan: An Island Country

- Japan is an island country located in eastern Asia. It is a small country compared to the other countries in the mainland. Despite its size and location, it is a very developed country. Japan is known for its geography, climate, religion, food and mostly for its popular culture that has influenced other parts of the world. As stated before, Japan is a shimaguni, in other words, an island country. It lies in the Pacific Ocean to the east of continent of Asia. The geographic setting of Japan is an archipelago, island chain, which consists of many islands with four main islands (Japan’s Geography)....   [tags: geography, eastern asia, china]

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Drilling for Oil, the Environment, and Ethics

- For more than a decade, debate over drilling for oil on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge [ANWR] has continued unabated. The proposal to drill for oil in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is heavily urged by the oil companies and supported by most Alaskan government officials, has drawn full scale opposition from powerful private environmental organizations representing millions of members throughout the United States. Congress established the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 1980, over the strenuous objections of oil companies like Exxon and British Petroleum....   [tags: Pollution Preservation Environment]

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Cigarettes Are Bad : The Scientific Discovery Of 1964 On Health Effect Of Smoking

- Cigarettes are bad. Since the scientific discovery of 1964 on health effects of smoking, no one can deny their link to cancer and other life-threatening disease anymore (Komaroff). More than six million people die due to smoking related diseases every year (Daube et al., 1001). Each one of these cancer sticks contain 400 toxins (Tarshis, 5). Before laws regulating cigarette advertising, companies knew exactly how to influence young adults. Many may recall Joe Camel which was a “cool” camel often seen wearing sunglasses in the 90s or doctors proclaiming Marlboros were better or even Santa Claus claiming he preferred Lucky Strike....   [tags: Tobacco, Cigarette, Nicotine, Tobacco advertising]

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Nomadic Qualities of Ancient Civilizations in China and Greece

- The people of ancient civilizations like ancient China and ancient Greece chose to move from one place to another frequently to find a location that was most suitable for their settlement. How they determined a location was based on both its economical and geographical features. They would ask questions like “Will the soil be fertile enough to sustain plant life?” “Can I trade easily within the location?” “Is the terrain rocky or flat?” and so on. I will be analyzing the push and pull factors of ancient China and ancient Greece to determine why they moved from one region of their country to another....   [tags: research paper, world history paper, ]

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The Natives Of Australia Were Not Affected By Outsiders

- Aborigine: The Natives of Australia were not affected by outsiders until the Europeans showed up about 200 years ago from now. The Aborigine have kept their religious practices back to thousands of years ago. It is believed there was nothing until a group called the Ancestors came about and formed the world the way it is. The Aborigine also believe that the Ancestors created humans and separated them by religion and tribes each with their own cultures. They also believe that the Ancestors left their mark on earth with the natural beauty of landmarks and other beautiful things....   [tags: Religion, God, Aztec, Quetzalcoatl]

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The Case of Arizona v. Hicks of 1986

- The Case of Arizona v. Hicks took place in 1986; the case was decided in 1987. It began on April 18th 1984, with a bullet that was shot through the floor in Hick’s apartment; it had injured a man in the room below him. An investigation took place. Officers were called to the scene. They entered Mr. Hicks’ apartment and discovered three weapons and a black stocking mask. The officers began to search the apartment without a warrant. As the officers continued searching, one of them (Officer Nelson) found some expensive stereo equipment....   [tags: Fourth or Fourteenth Amendments]

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Native Americans And Treaties with the Government

- “We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees" Chief Qwatsina’s of the Lakota Tribe. The plain natives, a respectful people, took from the land what they needed and always gave back. The settlers that came thought they were smarter and more advanced than the natives, and viewed the natives as being inferior. In reality it was the exact opposite....   [tags: Native American Tribes, Beliefs, Traditions]

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The Man From Mars By Margaret Atwood

- Characters in a book are sometimes loved or hated by readers. Sometimes this hate or love for a character will transform into the opposite, hate into love, and love into hate. Simply because as the story went with the character it started to evolve and transform before the reader 's eyes. Once they think they know everything about a character, something different and shocking will happen to prove the fact wrong. In the story, “The Man From Mars” by Margaret Atwood, the main character, Christine goes through a transformation from the beginning of the story to the end....   [tags: Female, Male, English-language films, Thought]

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Geology of The State of Mississippi

- Mississippi has a variety of different soils .The three general soils are 1) the river flood plain, known as the Delta, 2) a loess region, or bands of soils formed in windblown material that adjoins the Delta, and 3) Coastal Plain. The Mississippi Delta is better for growing row crop, while the loess and Coastal Plain region are better for animal production and forestry. The loess and Coastal Plain regions are divided based on similar soils, geology, climate, water resources, and land use called Major Land Resource Areas....   [tags: soils, river flood, delta soils]

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Relationship Between My Family And Family

- Couple Relationship Legacy (Word Count 1030) There are three main relationship bonds can be traced through the couples in my family genogram. My family is unique in the sense that both my husband and I came from similar family sizes, but surpassingly have a different view regarding relationships. My family extended family has a plain emotional bond, but with traditional features. Such as; we spend holidays together, speak on a regular basis, but that’s it. No one goes above what they need to do for each other....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Divorce, Family law]

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The Writing Of High School

- In high school, students are only taught the basics of writing. Once students reach college, professors expect essays to be detailed and original. College writing varies greatly from high school, leaving professors to teach proper and advanced writing techniques. For some, this may be an easy transition, while for others it may not be so simple. Proper writing techniques are in important throughout life and can be used when applying for jobs. In high school, papers could be done mindlessly and last minute....   [tags: Writing, Writer, Creative writing, High school]

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Brazil’s Geography

- Brazil’s Atlantic Coastal Plain begins in the northeast of South America at Cabo San Roque and expands southward ending in Rio de Janeiro. The Coastal Plain is located between the Atlantic Coast and the escarpment which runs parallel to the plain. This area is characterized by its warm and humid climate which is ultimately considered tropical. Most climatic patterns have been influenced by the plains proximity to the Atlantic Ocean (Kent 236). The region’s precipitation is considered moderate with rainfall ranging from 1,300 mm to 1,600 mm; essentially the region has little to no real dry season (Kent 237) The Portuguese began exploring Brazil’s Atlantic Coastal Plain in the early 1500s (K...   [tags: brazil, sugar industry]

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Protocol Padding Techniques

- In this type of attacks when a CBC-encryption is used the plain text is easily recovered. As discussed above the best practice would be using ENCRYPT-THEN-MAC. In the TLS protocol padding technique is added to make the block the size multiple of cipher text. After this the block is finally encrypted with a CBC mode. In the decryption process the cipher text is taken and XOR’d with the cipher text block of the previous one and compared with that of the existing MAC [5]. Here a “Padding Oracle Attack” can be made as the padding is not secured by the MAC because in TLS protocol the padding is done after the tag is produced....   [tags: CBC encryption, TLS and DTLS]

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The 59th Unnamed Cave in Florida

- ... The prehistoric sherds of the 59th Unnamed Cave can generally be sorted as plain or check stamped. The plain and the worn out check stamped is hard to classified because there are so many variations of it. However the check stamped is a distinctive pattern that can be easily classify. Plain ceramic sherds indicate that the time when the cave was occupied is in the earlier Woodland period, while the checked stamped indicate that the time the cave was occupied is in the Late Woodland period. There are a total of eight individual petroglyph in the cave....   [tags: rock art, glyphs]

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Composition of an Estuary Ecosystem

- Estuary Ecosystem What is the Estuary. Estuary is a partially enclosed body of water formed where freshwater from rivers and streams flows into the ocean, mixing with the salty sea water” as noted by (Biomes (n.d). The Estuary is part of the Marine Ecosystem (ocean and lakes) it is believed that the Estuary is the part of the bay where fresh water mix with saltwater rivers once this mixture takes place it is consider to be brackish water that is not as salty as ocean water. Furthermore estuary ecosystem is along the coast thousands birds, fish, mammals, plant life , and other animals seek habitation in the estuary ecosystem although there are rapid fluctuation in temperatures from hot to...   [tags: marine, organisms, destruction]

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Oil Drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuges

- Oil Drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuges America Should Reject the Oil Businesses Plan and Permanently Protect The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, comprising more than nineteen million acres in the northern corner of Alaska, is unique and one of the largest units of the National Wildlife system. The Arctic Refuge has long been recognized as an unparalleled place of natural beauty and ecological importance. The Arctic Refuge was established to conserve fish and wildlife populations and habitats in their natural diversity, as well as provide the opportunity for local residents to continue their subsistence way of life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Prescription Drugs Are Marketed Before Safety Profiles Can Be Known ( Meyer )

- According to an Apr. 2013 survey, 68% of doctors agree that prescription drugs are marketed before safety profiles can be known (Meyer). Theses ads use manipulation and distract the viewer from the potential harms of the medication. For example, the ads for Humira, a drug to help cure psoriasis, uses propaganda to sell its product. Although they do mention all the possible side effects, including death, they do so while a woman in the background looks happy and so confident that it almost makes people ignore what they are saying....   [tags: Pharmacology, Food and Drug Administration]

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Why Mosque And Masjid Is A Muslim Place Of Warship

- For my places of warship assignment, I decided to go to the mosque. For the first time on September 28, 2014 I went to the mosque with a friend of mine who is a muslim. Mosque is a Muslim place of warship. When I was there I heard some people saying masjid. I ask my friend that what is the difference between mosque and masjid. He said that mosque is a english word for masjid; in urdu or in arabic we say masjid. Then i also realized why the mosque is named masjid. When I got there, my friend introduced me to some the members of the mosque and his friends....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Qur'an, Ramadan]

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Barack Obam Emotional Appeals, Logical Fallacy, And A Deductive Argument

- While this speech helps put voice to the African American community, I will define and indicate how Barack Obama used emotional appeals, logical fallacy, and a deductive argument in this speech. Barack Obama used many strategies for the speech A More Perfect Union; this paper is criticizing and identifying these five emotional appeals, Plain folk, stereotyping, testimonial, earnestness and sincerity. I will lay out the foundation of the speech and justify how the emotional appeals and rhetorical strategies worked best for him....   [tags: Barack Obama, African American, Jeremiah Wright]

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Israel 's Impact On The Middle East And The World

- Throughout history there have been many great nations to rise from nothing and make a global impact. One of these great nations is the small country of Israel. Israel is an extremely influential country that has made a huge impact in the Middle East and the world. The nation holds many locations of historical significance dating back centuries. Since its independence in 1948, the country has been involved in many conflicts with its neighbors, as well as repeated violent attacks from Palestinian groups....   [tags: Israel, Jordan, Jerusalem, Zionism]

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The Design of Writing and the Writing of Design

- What bearing do social status and social rules have on the plot of Pride and Prejudice. Readers might be surprised to realize just how much social factors govern the behavior of the novel’s characters. Even more interesting is that there appear to be large double standards in polite behavior between the social classes. Why are certain characters allowed to be insulting and rude, while other characters are looked down upon for similar behavior. People with high social statuses think that everyone should be held to high social standards, even though they rarely conform to these themselves....   [tags: Literature]

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Racial Disparities in the United States Health Care System

- Racial disparities in The United States health care system are widespread and well documented. Social and economic inequalities between racial minorities and their white counter parts have lead to lower life expectancy rates, higher infant mortality rates, and overall poorer health for people of color. As the nation’s population continues to become increasingly diverse, these disparities are likely to grow if left unaddressed. The Affordable Care Act includes various provisions that specifically aim to reduce inequalities for racially and ethnically marginalized groups....   [tags: the Affordable Care Act]

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Opponents to Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

- “The conversation of our natural resources and their proper use underlines almost every other problem in our national life,” Theodore Roosevelt. Americans’ dependence upon petroleum-based energy sources has required the United States to consider a variety of options to fulfill [the] ever-increasing energy needs, even drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge [ANWR] (Smith). The controversial question on whether or not to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge reserve has been in battle since its establishment....   [tags: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Resources]

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National Incident Management System Provides Collaboration Between Governments

- Through its design, the National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a mechanism for effective and efficient collaboration between federal, state, tribunal and local governments. This is particularly important for those state-level agencies as they work together to prevent, or manage, domestic incidents (“NIMS”, 2004). An integral part of the NIMS is the Incident Command System (ICS), which provides a system of critical interface between different responding agencies, or jurisdictions that are suddenly required to work together in order to respond to an incident (“NIMS”, 2004)....   [tags: domestic, management, communication]

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An Analysis Of Brian Doyle 's Joyas Volardores

- A Story from Start to Finish Brian Doyle’s “Joyas Volardores” explores the life and emotions that come with being alive. This essay, even though it is written about hummingbirds, speaks about the hearts of many. To convey such emotion, Doyle intertwines long, detailed sentences with short and to the point ones all while telling a captivating story. In The Well Crafted Sentence, Nora Bacon describes a “both/and” (10) style of writing that can be used. This manner of writing showcases metaphor filled sentences that are seen as more pleasurable because they are paired with plain style sentences....   [tags: Writing, Writer, Essay, Creative writing]

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Not Every American Citizen 's Constitutional Rights

- Not every American Citizen knows their Constitutional rights, in fact, they may know some but not all their rights like having the right to feel secure in their persons, houses and papers. The fourth Amendment actually prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. But do Citizens know when is ‘ok’ for police officers to actually search their home, car, and other personal stuff. Before a police officer searches anything someone owns they must have reasonable grounds that they will find any type of drugs, weapons and or any ‘stolen goods’....   [tags: Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The Ways We Lie By Stephanie Ericsson

- In the short story The Ways We Lie, Stephanie Ericsson describes many different categories of lies. She first starts out explain the little white lie, describing it as a lie which is told when trying to avoid hurting someone. An example she gives in the text is, “telling a friend he looks great when he looks like hell can be based on a decision that the friend needs a compliment more than a frank opinion”(Ericsson, 2004, 121). Ericsson then describes facades, facades according to the Ericsson is when a person shows you what they want you to see, but it’s not the real them....   [tags: Lie, Truth, Debut albums, 2006 singles]

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United States V Santana ( 1976 )

- United States v Santana (1976)- Facts about the case: using marked money, police officers made an undercover heroin purchase from a third person. When the money was taken from the officers, the respondent entered “mom Santana’s” house and came out with the heroin. Officers then arrested the respondent and then returned to Santana’s house where they identified themselves as police officers and then went into the house after Santana, she fled into the house from the porch. After obtaining, the officers then told her to empty her pockets....   [tags: Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution]

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The History of Cantonese and Putonghua

- The varieties of Chinese According to Bernard Comrie (1990: 83),’ there are more than 1,000,000,000 people are speakers of some form of Chinese.’ By seeing this figure, Chinese should have appeared long enough for its evolution and let it spread to different areas in which Chinese or its form can become the dominant language. The origin of Chinese is studied through bone and tortoise shell inscription because the earliest records were marked on them in around 1300B.C. (Chou Fa- Kao 1986:1) They are the earliest recorded founded that can be used for analysis, the development of Chinese is also base on these findings....   [tags: Chinese History, Chinese Languages]

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Spanking a Child and Child Abuse

- Spanking a child is not against the law in most places. However, parents who use it in their homes are being accused of child abuse. The Chicago Tribune published an article that urged readers to report child abuse when they become aware of it. In the article “Child abuse in plain View” the author describes spanking as a type of abuse that happens behind closed doors (“Child abuse in plain View”). Like most critics of corporal punishment, the author is trying to link spanking to abuse. The author`s concern about abuse is a valid one....   [tags: spanking, abuse, consequences]

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Martha Stewart Living : Advertisement Analysis

- Martha Stewart Living - Advertisement Analysis Are women still seen as being homemakers in modern-day society, and are they being sold a domestic lifestyle. It appears that Martha Stewart believes so and desires to continue a trend. For example, in the July/August 2014 issue of Martha Stewart Living, one could argue that women are stereotypically represented as being homemakers in a KitchenAid advertisement, which shows a woman placing a dirty pan in a KitchenAid dishwasher. Moreover, the eye-catching, bold headline, shown on the ad of the American home appliance brand is “cook like you don’t have to clean.” The ad goes further with promoting an ideal familial status of women by using subl...   [tags: Woman, Female, Martha Stewart]

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My Future Life

- There could be many things that can happen after graduation. For only god knows what it in stored for us. As if anyone can have plans for the future. But as must people know plains get kind of changed. For right now I have a plain for the next five years after graduating from high school. First off I’m going to sign up for the navy and talk to people about what I’m going to do and see what they will recommend to me. What I really want to do is be in law informant in the Navy. I will have the difficult time telling the rest of my family for I want to keep it more of a secret from my family....   [tags: navy, goals, family]

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Jose Martinez, Jr.

- This piece is called Diego by Andres Martinez, Jr. It is a mixed media on canvas portrait of a past friend. Many of Andres Martine, Jr.’s work came from his life experiences. Andres Martinez, Jr. made this piece as a memorial to his good friend Diego (Artist’s talk, exhibition opening). Diego died in a fight with the cops five years ago (Artist’s talk, exhibition opening). Diego wasn’t just an artist he told the story of the streets. He used the city buildings as his canvas. The painting is actually of Diego....   [tags: Color, Primary color, Color theory, Painting]

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Comparing Byrd To Bradford

- Comparing Byrd to Bradford Comparing the Writing Styles of Bradford to Byrd In the Elements of Literature English book the excerpts from the stories of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford and The History of the Dividing Line by William Byrd can be compared and contrasted in many ways. Whether it's the difference in writing styles, the difference purposes for writing the stories, or simply each writer's tone, this paper will give examples of each comparison or contrast. One difference between Bradford and Byrd is their writing styles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Three Major Classes of Fingerprints

- ... The types are the plain whorl, double loop whorl, accidental whorl, and central pocket loop whorl. The three major classes of fingerprints are important because they can help determine which suspect was at the crime scene. They can also help narrow down people and eventually lead to one. The three major classes of fingerprints include sub classes known as ridge patterns. A plain arch is the type of pattern where the ridges enter on one side of the finger, make a wave or a rise in the center and tend to flow out the opposite side of the finger....   [tags: arch, lopp, whorl, crime, scene]

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