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The Role of Broca’s Area in Language Processing

- Language is a complex an multifaceted brain function underlain by distributed circuit of interconnected brain areas (Moritz-Gasser & Duffau, 2009). Up until the 1970s the research on the organisation of language production and comprehension has been predominantly based on the analysis of behavioural deficits in patients with brain lesions. Using this technique the classical neurological model of language processing was developed by Broca (1861) and Wernicke (1874), later extended by Lichtheim (1885)....   [tags: brain lesion, language, broca]

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The Need for Prisons in Britain

- The Need for Prisons in Britain The prison population in England and Wales currently stands at 71,800. According to the Home Office estimate this figure is projected to rise to 83,500 by 2008. Similarly in Scotland, which has a separate legal system and its own private service, there are similar pressures. Prisons can be successful in their four aims: retribution, protection, deterrence and rehabilitation. Reconviction rates are at a substantial low, but is that enough. Whilst compared with the problems facing prisons aquestion arises, 'is it really prisons Britain needs?' There are several other approaches to punishing, deterring and rehabilitating offenders whilst...   [tags: Papers]

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The Use of Language, Structural and Presentational Devices by Car Manufacturer to Persuade Buyers

- The Use of Language, Structural and Presentational Devices by Car Manufacturer to Persuade Buyers In this essay I intend to analyse and compare the language, presentation and structure of two different advertisements. Both advertise cars however one is for magazine while the other is for TV. Within language I will be looking for language features such as alliterations for example; sheer strength. I will also be looking for structural devices such as the style of layout and presentational devices suck as different font sizes and colours....   [tags: Papers]

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Understanding Several Concepts on Linguistics

- 1. What are the features of human language. Give examples to illustrate them. Re: Through the comparison of human and animal communication, American linguist Charles Hocktett has given the defining properties of human language. The features are generally discussed from the angle of structure: the formation of words and phrases, the function of various forms of language and in what cases language is produced. In the following part, I will choose four of them to illustrate. (1) Arbitrariness By arbitrariness, "we mean that there is no logical connections between meanings and sounds." (4) That is from the very beginning when human tried to use symbols to communicate, the symbols had no rel...   [tags: Linguistics]

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Linguistic and Narrative Cohesion in An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridg

- Linguistic and Narrative Cohesion in An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge   The reader's bewilderment at the end of Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is less a result of Peyton Farquhar's death than the timely coordination of this man's violent execution with the reader's sudden realization that instead of a detached objective reading he has been cajoled into a subjective experience (Ames 53). The reader is able to cross over into the consciousness of the protagonist at the moment when experience ends because of the story's cohesion and coherence....   [tags: Occurrence Owl Creek]

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Socrates Argument in the Crito

- Introduction Socrates argues in the Crito that he shouldn't escape his death sentence because it isn't just. Crito is distressed by Socrates reasoning and wishes to convince him to escape since Crito and friends can provide the ransom the warden demands. If not for himself, Socrates should escape for the sake of his friends, sons, and those who benefit from his teaching. Socrates and Crito's argument proceeds from this point. As an aside, I would like to note that, though I believe that a further objection could be made to Socrates conclusions in “The Philosopher's Defense”, due to space considerations, I didn't write the fourth section “Failure of the Philosopher's Defense”....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Ethics of Capital Punishment

- Should one person have the right to end another human's life. It is a question most people have the answer for when it comes to capital punishment. Capital punishment is known to some people one of the cruelest punishment to humanity. Some people believe giving a person the death penalty doe's not solve anything. While other's believe it is payback to the criminal for the crime they have committed. There have been 13,000 people executed since the colonial times, among 1900 and 1985 there were 139 innocent people sentence to death only 23 were executed....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]

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Grammar and Writing in the Classroom

- In the article entitled “How to Teach Grammar, Analytical Thinking, and Writing”, Lynn Sams (2003) voiced and suggested methods on how grammar and writing should be taught in the classroom. This article was published in the English Journal by the National Council of Teachers of English. Sams based her research on her 16 years of experience as a high school teacher and the instructional approaches she used with her sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grade classes. Sams refers to grammar as “the relationship between structure and meaning” (57)....   [tags: Education, Teaching, English, teachers]

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Should Juveniles Offenders be Tried and Punished as Adults?

- Should Juveniles offenders be tried and punished as adults. A crime is a crime regardless of age. If they did the crime, they should do the time. Juveniles try to push the law to the limits due to their age. They are unaware and don’t realize their criminal history will follow them all their lives. Juvenile offenders should be tried and punished as adults based on the crime, criminal history of the individual, and the personality of the offender. Based on the crime Every offense is different from case to case....   [tags: crime, age, misdemeanor, felony]

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The Death Penalty for the Greater Good

- On Tuesday, July 29, 1981, eight year-old Cheryl Ziemba, and her four year-old brother, Christopher, bodies were found in a coal dump in Old Forge, Pennsylvania. Only two days after the bodies were discovered, fifteen-year old, Joseph Aulisio, a member of the search party, was arrested for the murders. He had lured the two kids into a house that was under construction and owned by his father and shot them from only 10 feet away, Cheryl was shot in the head and Christopher had been shot in the chest....   [tags: utilitarianism, murder, community]

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Secrets Found in Gimli by Diane Alexander

- Secrets Found in Gimli by Diane Alexander, Freya Press, 2007 is the text chose to be stylistic analyzed. The main theme in the story is healing. Anger and jealousy destroyed the life of two Aboriginal siblings. In order to heal the issues left unsolved in the first life, the sibling soul’s reincarnate as friends, but their relationship with each other, and with others characters in the story, are turbulent. Aboriginal spirituality played a role in the story and explains the reasons for things and helps the characters solve their karmas issues....   [tags: Secrets Found in Gimli]

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Bad Decisions in Accident by Dave Egger

- In society, any accidents are perceived as negative outcomes illustrate a terrible ending that has taken place but in reality it can be perceived as something positive in the long run. By obstructing the 2005 Camaro and the three teens, it occurred that no one was injured and everything was calm. Accident by Dave Egger represents how a bad decision becomes a point of conflict and symbolism within the theme of the story. As a result, in making wise choices, you are able to receive positive and negative outcomes in life....   [tags: Conflict, Teenagers]

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The Apology and Crito

- The Apology and Crito Socrates spent his life wandering the streets of Athens questioning the citizens he encountered about their ideas and ideals. Because he questioned the ideas of the elders, and because some of his acquaintances had warred against Athens he was not liked by city powers, who brought him to trial" Plato’s "Apology" gives the substance of the defense made by Socrates to the Athenians at his trial. Meletus, Anytus and Lyncon brought Socrates to court on charges of corrupting the morals of the youth, leading the youth away from the principals of democracy, neglecting the Gods of the State and introducing new divinities....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Fable by Nina Cassian

- Analysis of Fable by Nina Cassian Whereas the extent of my poetic appreciation lies in a decided distaste for Dante and a zest for limericks concerning Nantucket - it behooves me to discuss a poem that my limited capacities can grasp. Fable by Nina Cassian is just such a poem. I view this piece as Ms. Cassian's perspective on life (a "sentence" or an obligation), death, and sadly, the fact that most people do not appreciate the beautific nature of existence. I understand the first stanza as a depiction of man's earthly plane as a sort of testing ground for "angels" - a place where beings are concerned with the development of spirit, "to master imbalance." The second and thir...   [tags: Cassian Fable Essays]

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Silence and the Notion of the Commons

- The title of this essay “Silence and the Notion of the Commons” gives the same idea of people as programmable and unprogrammable similar to the idea seen in the Matrix. Whereas programmable people, who are the commons, are the people inside the matrix they are also known as the sheep, the people that believe in everything they are told. The unprogrammable people, who are the silence, are the people outside of the matrix. Ursula Franklin uses a variety of techniques in order for the audience to fully understand her message, and to inform them of the topics discussed in her essay, as is particularly apparent in paragraph 5 of her essay “Silence and the Notion of the Commons.” Franklin address...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Harsher Laws for Sex Offenders

-   Introduction When a dog viciously attacks a small child and scars the child for life, dog is euthanized because of the trauma it causes. If we are putting down dogs for attacking children, why are we not doing the same thing for sex offenders. Child sexual abuse is defined as “the activity between adults and minors or between two minors when one forces the act on the other. This includes sexual touching, exposure to pornography, photography of a child for sexual gratification, solicitation of a child for prostitution, and communication in a sexual way by phone, internet or face-to-face”....   [tags: child molestation and pornography]

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Life Without Parole for Juveniles

- Supreme Court ruling Graham v. Florida (2010) banned the use of life without parole for juveniles who committed non-homicide crimes, and Roper v. Simmons (2005) abolished the use of the death penalty for juvenile offenders. They both argued that these sentences violated the 8th Amendment, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. While these landmark cases made great strides for the rights of minors passing through the criminal justice system, they are just the first steps in creating a juvenile justice system that takes into consideration the vast differences between adolescents and adults....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Comparing Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter

- Comparing Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter Voluntary manslaughter is when a defendant has muredered a victim, but can use one of the following defences to reduce his/her sentence to manslaughter (all of which are sections of the Homocide act 1957): * Diminished responsibility (S2) * Provocation (S3) * Suicide Pact (S4) Involuntary manslaughter is when a defendant does not intend to cause GBH or kill the victim, but does so. EG - a man throws a brick at a window, intending to break it....   [tags: Papers]

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The Death Penalty

- The most severe of all sentences: that of death. Also known as the death penalty, capital punishment is the most severe form of corporal punishment as it is requires law enforcement officers to kill the offender. It has been banned in many countries. In the United States, an earlier move to eliminate capital punishment has now been reversed and more and more states are resorting to capital punishment for serious offenses such as murder. In this essay, I will elaborate on capital punishment and on the cases of Joe Guy, Tommy Zeigler, Leroy Orange, and Charles Munsey....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]

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Capital Punishment is Necessary

- Capital Punishment is Necessary Capital punishment is necessary in order for justice to prevail. Capital punishment is the execution of criminals for committing crimes that is in regard as so bad that death is the only acceptable punishment. Capital punishment servers to lower the murder rate, but also has value as a form of retribution. Its fairness is determined by the judicial system. As a form of punishment, it saves money when compared to a life sentence. The death penalty deters murder and puts the fear of death into would be killers....   [tags: Papers]

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Self-Analysis of Writing Process

- It’s ENC 1101, Not knowing what to expect I entered the room with absolute fear, after all it was my first year of college. Although I’ve never been quite fond of English in the past, I’ve always excelled in the subject. I had yet to work for my grade and no English course I had taken proved to be a challenge through my eyes. I am a huge procrastinator, if not one of the biggest when it comes to assignments. I most likely wrote papers the night before or the day of and still managed to average an “A” on all of them....   [tags: Personal Reflection]

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Growing as a Reader

- Throughout this year, I have read many different works of early English literature. From reading these works and following the rules of Vladimir Nabokov, I have grown tremendously as a reader since the beginning of this year. From reading Alice in Wonderland to now, I have grown to appreciate literature much more. I have developed a better sense of the English language through the use of a dictionary and the difficult sentence structure of works such as the Canterbury Tales, Beowulf, Le Morte D’Arthur, and the Fairie Queene....   [tags: readers,]

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Language and Literacy

- Literacy is the ability to read and write. These are both fundamental skills that every child should master. It leads to success in K-12 school, post-secondary school, the ability to compete in the job market, and participation in democratic process (Wei, Blackorby, & Schiller, 2011). Learning how to read and write however is a very complex process that requires an understanding of both oral and written language. To begin reading children need a strong back ground in the language he or she is trying to read....   [tags: Literacy Essays]

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The Significance of Style

- The Significance of Style Robert Burton, lifelong scholar and librarian in the 16th century, wrote: “It is most true, stylus virum arguit,--our style betrays us” (qtd. in Bartlett). Whether inserting the most complicated words possible in order to sound scholarly, littering sentences by overusing slang and contractions, or keeping every sentence to a tight structure of subject, verb, object with no variation—these elements of style used improperly say something, even if unintentional, about the writer....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays]

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Death Penalty Debate

- Why is the death penalty still allowed throughout much of the U.S.. The process of prosecuting and convicting an individual is astronomical, and there is great debate as to whether the death penalty actually works as a deterrent. Retribution and biasness have contributed too many that have received this sentence, considering all this, life imprisonment is best for all, realistically, and most effective. The advantages of life imprisonment far more outweigh the death sentence.   Death Penalty America has always had a history of using the death penalty, but no subject has received greater debate....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]

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Discriminating in Sentencing

- Discriminating in sentencing is an issue that needs to be fixed. A person could be discriminated against because of their age, sex, or race. It could work out in their favor or hurt them tremendously. The most common type of discrimination is due to race. It’s sad but I don’t think we will ever live in a world when people aren’t getting treated differently. There is a lot of data that proves people get different sentences for the same crimes. The reason they received a different sentence is because of their age, sex, or prestige....   [tags: social dominance theory, intergroup relations]

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Investigating Changes Made to the Novel Harry Potter for the Film

- Investigating Changes Made to the Novel Harry Potter for the Film Introduction ============ For my language investigation I will be examining the difference between the film of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and the novel of the same name. These will be analysed in terms of lexis and semantics, discourse, pragmatics, syntax and phonology. The novel is similar to the film because both include information on situational context of the dialogue, where the conversation takes place, what the speakers are doing etc....   [tags: Papers]

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The Different Aims of Sentencing

- The Different Aims of Sentencing There are a number of reasons why a society punishes offenders. These include, among others, to discourage the offender from committing further crimes (individual deterrence), to help the offender, so that he or she won’t offend again (rehabilitation), to prevent the offender from committing further crimes through imprisonment (incapacitation) and to show society’s disapproval of the crime (denunciation). Retribution is to punish on the premise that it is a payback for the offence (Retribution carries with it the notion of “Do the crime, do the time”) Reparation is aimed at compensating the victim of the crime usually by orderi...   [tags: Papers]

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Gregg v. Georgia 1976

- Gregg v. Georgia 1976 Introduction/Background: A Jury found Troy Gregg guilty of committing an armed robbery and murder. In accordance with Georgia law, the trial was in two stages, a guilt stage, and a sentencing stage. At the guilt stage of Georgia's bifurcated procedure, the jury found the petitioner guilty of two accounts armed robbery and murder. At the penalty stage, the judge instructed the jury that it could recommend either a death sentence or a life prison sentence on each count and the jury returned the verdict of death....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rhetorical Techniques in Richard Wright’s Black Boy

- Rhetorical Techniques in Richard Wright’s Black Boy Richard Wright uses language in his novel, Black Boy, as a source to convey his opinions and ideas. His novel both challenges and defends the claim that language can represent a person and become a peephole into their life and surroundings. Richard Wright uses several rhetorical techniques to convey his own ideas about the uses of language. First, Wright’s language and writing style in Black Boy challenge Baldwin’s ideas. For example, pages 18-19 are purely figures pf speech that convey the writer as being far different than Wright....   [tags: Wright Black Boy Essays]

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Joy Williams The Killing Game

- “The Killing Game”, by Joy Williams In the story, “The Killing Game”, Joy Williams, uses several diffenent types of writing skills to presuade the reader to see her views. The quote “To kill be to put to death, extinguish, nullify, cancel, destroy.” be a good strong introduction, it catches the readers attention. Word choice like this be what gets the message across to the readers in a fast, easy way. Another good quote for word choice she uses be, “We kill to hunt, and not the other way around.” That shows that she be serious in what she be saying....   [tags: essays research papers]

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I am going to study three love poems. The first one is called First Love

- I am going to study three love poems. The first one is called First Love by John Clare How does poet’s writing before 1900 use language to write about different types of love. Consider three love poems, two of which must be by the same poet. In this piece of coursework I am going to study three love poems. The first one is called “First Love” by John Clare; this poem is a very simple, sweet poem about a mans first love of his life. The second is called “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning; this poem is about the Duke telling his servant about his last wife, this poem is a poem about obsessive love....   [tags: English Literature]

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Comparing The Elements of Style and Grace and Style Toward Clarity and Grace

- Comparing The Elements of Style and Grace and Style Toward Clarity and Grace Webster’s dictionary defines style as a particular or distinctive fashion, form or manner. This leaves much unsaid in context to the world of writing. Everyone looks at style differently because everyone has their own interpretation of what it is. The Elements of Style and Grace and Style Toward Clarity and Grace are two different books. Though these books have many differences, a lot of the ideas are the same; they are just written in different styles....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]

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Simplicity by William Zinnser

- Simplicity by William Zinnser In William Zinnser’s essay “Simplicity” he states that “clear thinking becomes clear writing; one can’t exist without the other.” He believes that people speak more complexly then they have to and that the key to good writing and speaking is simplicity. In his argument he goes on to say that often writers are not careful enough. They know what they are trying to say but do not know how to put it down on paper. They assume that the reader will understand what they are thinking even though their writing is not obvious to others....   [tags: Simplicity, William Zinnser]

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The Process of Writing: Composing through Critical Thinking, by Roberta Allen and Marcia Mascolini

- Sally caught the ball. The long-haired, athletic Sally gathered up all her strength and stretched, like Stretch Arm Strong, to grab that ball right out of the sky above. Which one sounds better. Which one would you rather have in your paragraph. With some simple things to keep in mind, you too can write better. The book entitled, The Process of Writing: Composing through Critical Thinking, by Roberta Allen and Marcia Mascolini, taught you everything from thinking before you write to putting things together, all the way to how to prepare specific forms of essays....   [tags: The Process of Writing]

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6 Traits Of The Writing Process

- Six Traits of the Writing Process: Which one works. Introduction Conn McQuinn from Puget Sound ESD in Burien, Washington guides teachers and students alike through a writing process with the analogy of creating a "Magnifique" pizza and Six Trait Writing Links. Pamela Arlov wrote a book titled Wordsmith: A guide to college writing, which explains the writing process. We are going to compare the six traits of writing by Conn McQuinn and the writing process by Pamela Arlov and determine which seems to work best....   [tags: Process Essays]

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Ambiguity in Language

- Ambiguity in Language If everything we know is viewed as a transition from something else, every experience must have a double meaning or for every meaning there must be two aspects. All meaning is only meaningful in reference to, and in distinction from, other meanings; there is no meaning in any stable or absolute sense. Meanings are multiple, changing, and contextual. SIGMUND FREUD Language, being a system of communication, has a very delicate job to perform, particularly when it is being used by us humans....   [tags: Papers]

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The Death Penalty

- Imagine that someone you love or someone very close to you is a victim of a very serious crime, a crime so serious that the person who committed it is now sitting on death row with limited time left to live. How do you think you would feel. Would you be thinking that they deserved to die. Or would you be hoping that evidence would come to light to show them innocent or, even though the crime was horrific would you think they don’t deserve to be punished by death. Would you want to watch the person die at the hands of the law to ensure justice has been served or would you rather they spend the rest of their life in prison as punishment....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Teaching Young Students

- Preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are essential years in children’s life for learning how to read and understanding the basic fundamentals of language arts. Some of these concepts include letter recognition, sight word recognition, capitalization, punctuation, and reading fluency. Everything that children learn during these important years will follow them the rest of their lives. Reading and writing must start with the very basics of letter identification and then progress to writing and reading words and sentences....   [tags: Education, Language, Music]

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Analysis of Thus It Seems Separated Off by D.H. Lawrence

- Analysis of Thus It Seems Separated Off by D.H. Lawrence In this essay, we have been asked to evaluate a piece of text ('Thus it seems…separated off'.) written by D.H. Lawrence from his short satirical story, 'The Man Who Loved Islands'. We have been requested to concentrate on six individual areas, and focus them into one large evaluation. Lawrence begins the text by ensuring that the reader understands that he is trying to involve them in the piece - by using the word 'our'....   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact of Formalising Plea Bargaining on Justice and Equality in the English Legal System

- The Impact of Formalising Plea Bargaining on Justice and Equality in the English Legal System Before discussing plea bargaining it is perhaps paramount to define what is meant by the expression. Plea bargaining refers to ‘the exchange of a guilty plea for a reduced charge or some hope of a reduced sentence.’[1] In other words it is an agreement between the prosecution and the defence by which the accused changes his plea from not guilty to guilty in return for an offer by the prosecution or when the judge has informally let it be known that he will minimize the sentence if the accused pleads guilty....   [tags: Papers]

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The Guardian vs. The Mirror

- The Guardian vs. The Mirror I am doing an investigation into the statistical differences between the daily tabloid newspapers, and the weekly broadsheet newspapers. My overall hypothesis is that the daily tabloid papers - here represented by the Saturday edition of The Mirror, a daily tabloid - make an easier read than the more comprehensive broadsheet - here represented by the Guardian, a weekly broadsheet - To reach a conclusion, I plan to test three hypothesise in specific area....   [tags: Papers]

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Addressing Crime in America in John J. DiIulio's Article, Let 'em Rot

- Addressing Crime in America in John J. DiIulio's Article, Let 'em Rot John J. DiIulio, Jr. writes his article, "Let 'em Rot," in response to the State of the Union Address by President Clinton in January of 1994. In this article he focuses on the continually increasing crime problem in America. DiIulio feels that a change is needed in the way this country handles the punishment and rehabilitation of criminals. He makes a claim of policy that criminals should serve their entire prison sentences....   [tags: Politics]

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Life or Death

- Is plea bargaining unfair to the victim. In every state in the United States, courts resolve overcrowding and other issues by offering plea deals which could be unfair to the victims of their crimes. Not only do the victims have to deal with the loss of their loved one or the crime committed against them, But also have to watch the criminal who committed the crime get a much lesser sentence then he deserves simply because he made it easier for the courts to convict him. It is hard to imagine the way it feels to lose someone very close to one’s heart, let alone having that person’s killer all but get away with what he did....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]

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F to an A

- F to an A Have you ever received an essay back, got a big fat F on it, and the only reason you got an F was for subject-verb agreement. Do not worry because you are one of the many. If you eliminate these four mistakes that people normally make, then you are sure to get an A on that next essay. This confusion can be corrected with a few precautions. First, you should eliminate any prepositional phases. Look at the sentence and find the prepositional phases. For example, "The keys on the dashboard are mine." Then the sentence without the prepositional phrase, "The keys are mine." When this is done, the subject and verb can be clear seen, and then you can decide if the verb needs to be plur...   [tags: Papers]

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Designing a Web Page

- Designing a Web Page Motivator sentence: The development and design of a basic web page can be a fun yet tricky task. Thesis sentence: Whether it's a large commercial web-site for business purposes, or a small personal web page about your hobby or family; the process of development is the same. Blueprint sentence: The three major steps leading to the development and design of a basic web page include: information gathering, site layout and design and HTML (hyper text markup language) conversion....   [tags: Papers]

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Bringing Back Capital Punishment

- Bringing Back Capital Punishment For my English assignment I have been asked to consider the question whether or not capital punishment should be brought back. I am going to be concentrating on America because it is the closest to our style of culture. Capital punishment refers to the taking of life of someone who has been found guilty of committing a crime. Some of the earlier methods were crucifixion, boiling in oil, drawing and quartering, impalement, beheading, burning alive, crushing, tearing asunder, stoning and drowning....   [tags: Papers]

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Gender Bias in the courtroom

- Although there have been many changes in our society concerning discrimination against one’s gender, there is still one area that has yet to change. If we take a man and a woman convicted of the same crime, it is very likely that the man will receive a more callous sentence. Since the beginning of the colonial era, 20,000 people have been lawfully executed in America, but only 400 of them have been women, including 27 who were found guilty of witchcraft. In the 23 years since the Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment, 5,569 total death sentences have been given out by courts, 112 to women....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Statistical Comparison of Newspapers

- Statistical Comparison of Newspapers Different newspapers are written to suit different preferences. Tabloids are a lighter read whereas broad-sheets involve more 'serious' and detailed articles. My hypothesis is that broad-sheets are more difficult to read as tabloid newspapers summarise events using less profound wording, which makes articles more easily understood than broad-sheet articles. Tabloids also try to attract and hold the attention of the reader more. To see whether my hypothesis is true, I will have to compare statistically certain data between a broad-sheet newspaper and a tabloid newspaper concerning articles on similar topics and the size of cert...   [tags: Papers]

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Are Apes Capable Of Using The Language?

- Are Apes Capable Of Using The Language. Scientists have shown that such mammals as chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans are capable of learning and using ASL (American Sign Language) and several artificial languages like, for example, «Yerkish.» However, there is a controversy in how far that ability of great apes spans. There are two different groups of researchers, experimenting with language and apes, those who are in favor of a «traditional» approach, and those who prefer a new, «modern» one....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Capital Punishment Results in a Better Society

- Capital Punishment Results in a Better Society When it comes to capital punishment most people think of the death penalty. I don't think people realize how many papers, books, and controversies there is over this topic. One of the many questions that arise when people think about capital punishment is how it affects crime, and more importantly, if we use the death penalty more effectively, it not only becomes a deterrent to crime, but also brings about a better society. When we use the death penalty and others learn from the mistakes of those receiving the death penalty then it is a successful deterrent....   [tags: Papers]

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Growing With Style

- Growing With Style Defining writing style is somewhat like describing Big Foot. People study it, and talk about it, they try to enlighten others about it. But when it’s all said and done, you just rely on; “I’ll know it when I see it.” Style is not unique onto ourselves, but I think that we all, either as audience or as writer, have our own interpretation of style. For example, the University of Miami’s Philosophy and Literature Departments hold a Bad Writing Contest that gives mock prizes to the “worst published academic writing” that someone can find (Miami.edu)....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]

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Words and Meaning

- Words and Meaning How do words bear meaning. The notion that a word means what it stands for – its denotation - will be examined and found wanting because logical analysis is only able to illuminate limited areas of language. It will be then suggested that metaphysical speculations about the sort of entities named by words are at best unhelpful. The idea that words get their meaning from the way they are used in public discourse will then be introduced as potentially more useful, although some problems with this approach will also be noted....   [tags: Philosophy of Language]

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A Writer's Choice

- A Writer's Choice "The words we use to communicate our impressions cannot alone constitute a vocabulary sufficient to describe style, but they are part of one…" (Williams 18-19). This excerpt from Joseph M. Williams' Style Toward Clarity and Grace conveys a common theme in his book: Style is complex, and it is a matter of choice. Although writers across the nation may have been taught similar features of style and therefore produce similar products, they may choose to use or disregard those elements of style at will....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]

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Capital Punishment: The Correct Alternative

- Capital Punishment: The Correct Alternative        Today there is a big controversy over capital punishment whether or not it works or if it is morally right. Before I go on capital punishment, in America, is only used in felony cases such as murder or a felony buglary, where there was a unintended murder because of a robbery. People who favor the death penalty say that the criminals deserve it and is the only way for justice to be served. People who are against it, the death penalty, say that it is immoral, that no person should be sentenced to death, it has no place in a civilized society, and that since the death penalty cannot be racially bias it should be banished....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Name: Come live with me and be my love

- Name Come live with me and be my love Focus: Marlowe’s use of words in communicating the meaning of the poem and how his poem is a memorable one. The poem “come live with me and be my love” is a love poem written by Christopher Marlowe, persuading his love to come and spend some time with him. It is a poem full of romantic and passionate words that form natural imagery to convey the poet’s feelings and what he means. By the way the poet uses words to persuade his love, makes the poem similar to the poem, “To his coy mistress”....   [tags: English Literature]

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Rhyme, Scheme and Meaning in A Poison Tree

- Rhyme, Scheme and Meaning in A Poison Tree In many cases, poems are very abrupt and awkward sounding when read or spoken aloud. A simple solution to end a poem’s awkwardness is a rhyme scheme. Many poems don’t rhyme for reasons of subject matter but to make the poem more interesting and easier to read the poet uses rhyming words. In many cases, poets use end rhyme, which is using words that rhyme in the end of the phrase or sentence of each sentence. “A Poison Tree” by William Blake is a great example of end rhyme used in poetry....   [tags: Poison Tree Essays]

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We MUST Keep Repeat Offenders in Jail

- We MUST Keep Repeat Offenders in Jail      Why do killers, rapists, and child molesters go free. A large portion of early release prisoners commit serious crimes after being released. In fact, "in a three year follow-up of 108,850 state prisoners released in 1983 from institutions in 11 states, within three years sixty percent of violent crime offenders were re-arrested. More than half of those charged with violent crimes were discharged within two years."(from Truth In Sentencing by James Wooton)....   [tags: Sentencing Argument Argumentative]

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Essay on Voltaire’s Candide: Use of Language

- Use of Language in Candide       A great philosopher Liebnitz once said that this is the best possible of all worlds. Voltaire disagrees. In Voltaire's Candide, the impartial narrator travels to distant lands and experiences a range of extremes. After having spent a great deal of time away from his homeland, and having seen more than most people see in a lifetime, the narrator is forced to conclude that this may not be the best possible world because of the reality of evil. Voltaire relates this point very effectively through his mastery of language and the choices he makes, both gramatically and content-related....   [tags: Candide essays]

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The Tormented Soul of Emily Dickinson

- Emily Dickinson, the self-secluded poet from Amherst, is now considered one of the greatest American Poets. She, in breaking conventional grammar rules, created a new form of poetry, her own, to attain this title. Through the use of unconventional grammar styles Dickinson was able to create a poem, when read in the mind appears to be incomprehensible, but when read aloud is made clear to the reader. Dickinson also made use of common objects and emotions in her poems, which captivated the reader and allowed the reader to escape into a world created by her....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Essay on Satire in Voltaire's Candide

- Use of Satire in Voltaire’s Candide            Voltaire successfully uses satire as a means of conveying his opinions about life.  In his novel, Candide, Voltaire satirizes the philosopher Liebnitz's philosophy that this is the best of all possible worlds.  In the novel, the perpetually optimistic and naive character, Candide, travels around the world, having various experiences that prove, at least to the reader, that evil does exist.    In one particular passage, Voltaire uses explicit diction, exaggerated details and manipulated syntax in order to contrast the optimist's romantic view of battle with the horrible reality that is war....   [tags: Candide essays]

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The Rain Horse By Ted Hughes

- The Rain Horse By Ted Hughes 1. Before he sees the horse, the narrator is feeling confused and angry; "anger against himself for blundering into this mud-trap" As you can see from another word in the sentence, 'blundering', the narrator's anger against himself has made him clumsy, and 'blundering' is a very clumsy word. At this point, the narrator is feeling confused because he cannot decide whether to go round a longer journey, or take a shortcut through a farm. It seems as though he has a bad history with the farmer, because he talks of being called a trespasser; "or shouted at as a trespasser deterred him" 2....   [tags: English Literature]

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Capital Punishment Essay - Death Penalty as a Deterrent to Crime

- The Death Penalty as a Deterrent to Crime Brutally murdered by a man no one would have suspected, an innocent twelve-year old girl was taken from her mother. Although, this poor girl's mother was stricken with grief and anger, she did not wish for this murderer to die for her own sake, but to protect other innocent girls like her own. She sat and watched, staring into the eyes of the man who had killed her daughter. She watched as they inserted the needle containing the fluid that would take his life....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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The Foundation of Islam

- The Foundation of Islam It is sometimes suggested that abolishing capital punishment is unfair to the taxpayer, on the assumption that life imprisonment is more expensive than execution. If one takes into account all the relevant costs, however, just the reverse is true. "The death penalty is not now, nor has it ever been, a more economical alternative to life imprisonment."56 A murder trial normally takes much longer when the death penalty is at issue than when it is not. Litigation costs -- including the time of judges, prosecutors, public defenders, and court reporters, and the high costs of briefs -- are mostly borne by the taxpayer....   [tags: Papers]

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If Time Could Be Saved In A [in a] Bottle

- If Time Could Be Saved In A [in a] Bottle [Nice title -- I wish more students put more thought into their titles.] 1 Anyone who has much exposure to the geriatric population knows that some elderly people are very content with their lives. Even though their bodies may not possess the same physical capabilities that they did in youth, they are surrounded by an aura of contentment that almost make one envious of the inner peace reaped as compensation for a life lived to its fullest capacity....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Analysis Of A Motivational Speech By Queen Elizabeth I

- The human desires of greed, wealth, and power have been embedded into the world's history as political figures have led invasions of other countries countless numbers of times. Whether invaded or being invaded, a country requires strong and capable leaders to see them through this difficult time. In 1588, Queen Elizabeth I of England gave a motivational speech to her troops using the rhetorical devices of diction, imagery, and sentence structure to motivate her subjects positively and to instill the fear of the pending invasion in their hearts....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Comparison of A Vendetta by Guy de Maupassant and The Red Room by H.G. Wells

- A Comparison of A Vendetta by Guy de Maupassant and The Red Room by H.G. Wells I am aiming to look at the differences and similarities of two writer's methods of creating tension in their stories. The two stories I am looking at are 'A Vendetta' by Guy de Maupassant and 'The Red Room' by H. G. Wells. After I have discussed these two stories I will draw a conclusion to show what I have found....   [tags: Papers]

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A Comparison Between the Two Separate Types of Newspaper, Tabloid and Broadsheet

- A Comparison Between the Two Separate Types of Newspaper, Tabloid and Broadsheet In this investigation, I shall initially create a hypothesis. My hypothesis will be relevant to the content of a tabloid newspaper in comparison to a broadsheet. I shall firstly decide what type of data to collect, which will depend on which data is relevant to my hypothesis. I will then decide how much data to collect to obtain an accurate outlook and answer to the hypothesis....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Albert Camus' Quote

- Analysis of Albert Camus' Quote Albert Camus' quote reaches me in a meaningful way. I am going to analyze this quote by the sentence because each one carries significance in the way I interpret them. The first sentence, " Society proceeds sovereignly to eliminate the evil ones from her midst as if she were virtue itself." This seems to me like Camus is saying that our society is acting as if it were perfect. So perfect that it can exclude violent or evil beings as if she (society) were perfect her self....   [tags: Papers]

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How to Write a Synthesis Essay

- A synthesis is the combination of the ideas from more than one source with your own ideas. Note that the term “idea” does not constitute an opinion. What does a successful synthesis include. ACCURACY: an accurate report of information from the sources using different phrases and sentences not found in the original text. ORGANIZATION: readers should be able to see immediately where the information from the sources overlap. INTERPRETATION: a synthesis makes sense of the sources and helps the reader understand them in greater depth....   [tags: Synthesis Essays, Process Essays]

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Statistics Project

- Statistics Project I aim to compare mass-appeal tabloid newspapers and quality newspapers by attempting to find statistical differences. To represent the mass-appeal papers, I chose the Daily Mirror and for the text-quality based newspapers, I chose the Times. Hopefully, there will be some significant statistical differences in the style of journalism which I will be able to comment on. Pre-Test Data Collection: I decided to choose similar pages from both the Times and the Mirror with roughly equal numbers of paragraphs and adverts, pages 4-5, or 4-6, as in the Mirror there were not enough sentences to take samples from....   [tags: Papers]

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Critique of Thank You for Smoking?

- Critique of “Thank You for Smoking…?” “Thank You for Smoking…?” is an article written by Peter Brimelow about the benefits of smoking. Brimelow provides some very clear points which are well addressed. Even though I do not agree with the subject that “smoking, in a way, is good for you,” (141) I think Peter Brimelow did a thorough job of making his opinions credible to the reader. Major Claim and Grounds This essay is a good example of a deductive essay because it moves from generalizations to specific instances (McFadden, 2003)....   [tags: Critiques]

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Do Prisons Rehabilitate?

- Do Prisons Rehabilitate. In this essay, I shall be focusing on the whether or Prisons rehabilitate offenders. I will do this by focusing mainly on the Prison Service in England & Wales, the reason for this, being that the data and statistics for England & Wales are easier to obtain than that of other countries. The main information I will be referring to will be the rates of conviction, types of imprisonment, types of non-custodial sentences. Also I will explore some of the current methods of offender rehabilitation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Increasing the Punishment for Auto Theft

- Increasing the Punishment for Auto Theft Over the last decade, our policy and resources have been focused, quite appropriately, on reducing violent crimes, sex offenses, and drug dealing. The original Sentencing Reform Act passed by the 1981 Legislature, placed auto theft at the bottom of the seriousness level list, with a rank of "I" and a standard range of 0 to 60 days. What has changed over the last 20 years is both the value of automobiles, and the prevalence of this crime. It is a crime that has significant economic impact on everyone who drives and insures a car in this country....   [tags: Papers]

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Creating a Voice in Poetry

- Creating a Voice in Poetry Discuss how the poets create voices in their work. Write about Reports and one other poem. The poem 'Reports' focuses on one teachers cynical approach on writing school reports. This didactic poem take full advantage of using the imperative and pragmatics, as well as manipulating graphological features, such as the use of italics to indicate quotations. The poem is also written as a monologue, showing one side of a conversation, allowing the reader to focus on the opinions and character of an individual......   [tags: Reports Poetry Poems Literature Essays]

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Writing Reflection

- Writing a decent essay is as tedious, nerve racking, and strenuous as constructing a layer cake from scratch. First you have to decide that you are going to tackle this feat, and that can be your biggest challenge, motivation. Then you have, you must figure out what kind of cake batter you want to use. Collect all the ingredients to mesh together well, making each layer at a time. You throw all the layers together hoping that somehow they will come together to form a nifty design. But, they don’t right away, for now it is just a leaning tower of cake parts....   [tags: Reflection]

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Scottsboro Trials

- In the 1930’s segregation was strongly enforced and whites were superior to blacks. It didn’t matter whether you were poor or rich, if you were white you had more respect and trust than any black person did. So when white girls accuse blacks of raping them, something big is about to happen. Trials that were meant to only take a few days, turned into months, and soon it became years. Before people knew it, something as simple as rape trials was altering the countries future. The Scottsboro Trials were conducted in a way that gave us long-lasting effects....   [tags: American History, Segregation]

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Analysis of The March of the Dead by Robert W. Service, The Souls of the Slain by Thomas Hardy and Slain by T.W.H. Cross

- Analysis of The March of the Dead by Robert W. Service, The Souls of the Slain by Thomas Hardy and Slain by T.W.H. Cross Introduction This coursework is based on analysing three poems, which are the 'the March of the dead' by Robert W Service, 'the souls of the slain' by Thomas Hardy and 'slain' by T.W.H. Crossland. This poem was based on the Boer War, which took place on October 11th 1899 to Many 31st 1902. The two sides that fought in this war were, Great Britain and two Boer Republics who are the South African Republic and the Orange Free State....   [tags: Papers]

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The Use of Compression in My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun by Emily Dickinson

- The Use of Compression in My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun by Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson is quoted as writing to Samuel Bowles that "the old words are numb—and there a'nt any new ones" (4). This absence of variety in Dickinson's life urged her to redefine the words that already existed by creating more or less of an emphasis on certain words. She achieved this effect by omitting key words and dislocating punctuation in a sentence and therefore giving new meaning to them. In her poem My Life had stood—a Loaded Gun--, her use of compression gives more force to each fragmented sentence, breaking it up into almost metaphoric terms of the components of the gun itself....   [tags: My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun]

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Capital Punishment Today

- Capital Punishment Today "He who sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for in the image of God was man created."(Genesis 9:6) "Anyone who by violence causes a death must be put to death."(Exodus 21:12) "But should any person dare to kill another with deliberate planning, you will take that person even from my altar to be put to death."(Exodus 21:14) Capital Punishment can be described as a the punishment of death for a very bad or heinous crime like murder....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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