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The Arising Beasts

- The Arising Beasts Illustrating the personal struggles of World War One, Erich Maria Remarque effectively describes Paul Baumer’s personal experiences in one of the most gruesome and renowned wars throughout history in a unique and refreshing perspective. Remarque’s novel, All Quiet On The Western Front, is an inspiring war novel that smoothly and chronologically depicts a man’s exploits throughout World War One, and the effects and changes that ensue within him and his surroundings. All Quiet On The Western Front ventures to insinuate Remarque’s central author purpose that in a traumatizing and life-threatening situation, such as war, one will transition into an animalistic nature and dehu...   [tags: Literature Review]

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Investigating the Difference Between Tabloid and Broadsheet Newspapers

- Investigating the Difference Between Tabloid and Broadsheet Newspapers I am going to conduct an investigation into the differences in tabloid and broadsheet newspapers. In this investigation I will look into 7 particular aspects they are as follows, 1) Length of article in words. 2) Length of sentence in words. 3) Length of sentence in letters. 4) Length of word in letters. 5) Length of title in letters. 6) Length of paragraph in words. 7) Amount of pictures. I shall record record my findings in a variety of ways, which include, 1) Frequency Polygons....   [tags: Papers]

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Cultural Values and Ethics: Sample Essay Template

- Cultural Values and Personal Ethics Paper Everyday, cultural values and personal ethics influence one's actions both on a professional and personal basis. Cultural values represent the implicitly or explicitly shared abstract ideas about what is good, right, and desirable in a society (Williams, 1970). Personal Ethics and Cultural values goes hand in hand he introduction goes here. It should be one or two paragraphs explaining the findings of your paper. The introduction should prepare the reader for the contents of the paper by previewing the three main topics in your paper....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Death Penalty is An Effective Weapon Against Crime

-       For years now the Americans have debated over the issue of capital punishment.   Many people believe that it no longer serves out its intended purpose of deterring crime.  Others believe that the death penalty is an inhumane act of violence and that it should be banished from the justice system all together.  The thought of playing God also is another aspect of the situation.  Despite these allegations however, the facts still remain.  The death penalty deters crime, stops repeat offenders, and gives Americans a real sense that justice has been served, and should therefore remain legal and in practice....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essay]

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Wishful Thinking

- The contrast between the characters of the Magistrate who is the protagonist in the novel, Waiting for the Barbarians, and Colonel Joll who is the antagonist is a perfect example of an antithesis based on their personality and moral outlook. The conflicting attributes of the characters form the basic elements of the antithesis. Throughout the novel, the Magistrate is portrayed as a truth-seeking person whereas Colonel Joll is described as a perpetrator of violence and injustice. In the sentence, “I was the lie that Empire tells itself when times are easy, he the truth that Empire tells when harsh winds blow.” J.M Coetzee tries to introduce an antithesis to the readers by contrasting the role...   [tags: Colonel Joll, Waiting for the Barbarians]

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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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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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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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A Magical Age

- Trying Teens Eighteen. A magical age. As one metamorphosises from a slight seventeen year old to the giddy heights of eighteen, what delights lie in store. Retribution. The right to serve a lengthy sentence if you have committed a crime. Surely, it is only right that someone facing an interminable prison sentence housed with violent criminals should at least be an adult. Adolescents do not have access to this right, primarily due to the fact that juveniles are unable to accurately distinguish between right and wrong....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Criminal justice, Suicide]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Parole Should Be Abolished

- Parole Should Be Abolished The procedure known as “parole” in the criminal justice system has been in practice in the United States since the late 1800’s when it was begun in a reformatory in Elmira, New York. It’s process provides for early conditional release from prison for convicted felons, after part of their prison sentence has been served, and they are found to be eligible for parole based on factors such as: conduct while incarcerated, rehabilitative efforts/progress, type of offense, and remorse for their crime....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Crime Essays]

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Aphasia: A Language Disorder

- Aphasia: A Language Disorder "My most valuable tool is words, the words I can now use only with difficulty. My voice is debilitated - mute, a prisoner of a communication system damaged by a stroke that has robbed me of language," stated A. H. Raskins, one of approximately one million people in the United States who suffer from aphasia (1), a disorder which limits the comprehension and expression of language. It is an acquired impairment due to brain injury in the left cerebral hemisphere. The most common cause of aphasia is a stroke, but other causes are brain tumors, head injury, or other neuralgic illnesses....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Plea Bargaining

- The art of plea bargaining is a tactic of the judicial system that keeps money and resources in mind when making these decisions. Plea deals help everyone involved. I think that the practice of plea bargaining should continue in this country for a variety of reasons. “The plea bargain, in which the defense attorney and the prosecutor reach an agreement: The defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a reduction of charges or a lighter sentence. As a result of this exchange, the prosecutor gains a quick, sure conviction; the offender receives a shorter sentence: and the defense attorney can move on to the next case....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Dead Man Walking

- DEAD MAN WALKING Dead Man Walking is a great book that deals with one of our nations most controversial issues: capital punishment. The books narrator, Sister Helen Prejean, discusses her personal views on capital punishment. She was a spiritual advisor and friend to two death row inmates; Elmo Patrick Sonnier and Robert Lee Willie. From her experiences, she developed views on the death penalty. She believed it was morally wrong and spoke openly about it. Sister Helen successfully defends her views on capital punishment while stating that capital punishment should be illegal....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Law on Robbery

- The Law on Robbery The law on robbery is contained in the Theft Act 1968; an act in which the government attempted to clarify the law on theft and related offences. Robbery as an offence can be seen as an aggravated theft – it is necessary that the elements of theft be satisfied before the prosecution can attempt to achieve a successful conviction for robbery. While the law surrounding the offence of Theft has been subject to deliberation and criticism since the passing of the act, the law on robbery has proved equally difficult to apply....   [tags: Papers]

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Persuasive Writing

- Nowadays persuasive writing is one of the most common types of writings used in the world. It contains only one or perhaps several arguments and offers support for the main claim in order to convince the reader of the writer’s opinion. The primary focus is to change the way the reader thinks about a specific argumentation or claim. In order to obtain desirable results, the writer needs to be aware of the audience the script could have, and the general purpose of the writing itself. For instance, how the context of the message is written, sometimes is not perceived the same way, specifically when the audience believes on the opposite view; therefore, by writing a specific persuasive argument...   [tags: MLA, Composition, technique]

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New Physical Properties

- New Physical Properties Discussions about physicalism, reduction, special sciences, the layered image of reality, multiple realizability, emergence, downward causation, etc., typically make the ontological presupposition that there is no room for new properties in the physical world. The domain of physical properties would thus have been established once and for all. It is my purpose in this paper to explore the alternative hypothesis that there can be, and that in fact there are, new physical properties....   [tags: Science Chemistry Physics Papers]

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Against Capital Punishment

- Against Capital Punishment Currently in the United States, the death penalty is ruled constitutional. This is a mistake, and capital punishment should be unconstitutional. The imposition of the death penalty has been challenged under the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution that states, ?Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.. 6 (United States Constitution) Throughout its existence, the death penalty has been racially bias, performed on the innocent, and administered cruel and unusual punishment....   [tags: Papers Argumentative Death Penalty Essays]

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Data Handling

- Data Handling Introduction My task is to take a tabloid newspaper and a broadsheet newspaper, and compare either the number of letters per word, the number of words per sentence or the number of sentences per paragraph. I have decided to compare the number of words per sentence (not including captions) as I feel this will give better results than the other two. To do this I will take 100 sentences, and count the number of words in them. I have chosen to use 100 sentences as I think that this will give accurate readings without going over the top....   [tags: Papers]

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Three Strike Laws

- Three Strike Laws Mandatory minimums and three strike laws, are they really the answer to the crime problem America has faced for years. Many would say yes, including me, as long as it is for a violent crime such as murder, rape or arson; some feel that even theft, drug trafficking or possession, and burglary are all worthy of the 25-to-life sentence that can be carried under the mandatory minimums for three strike laws. A three-strike law is a law that states that you will be sentenced to 25years to life for three violations and convictions of a law....   [tags: Law Laws Argumentative Persuasive papers]

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Writing To Entertain

- Writing To Entertain The piece entitled ‘Let’s Talk About Sex…’ is a piece written to simply entertain its audience. The text is in no way formal or serious, as it is written for a men’s magazine and deals with modern issues in a modern way. The readers of this text are intended to be predominantly male between the ages of 16 and 35. The ideal reader of this text would be a stereotypical man who is looking for a light read during his lunch break at the office. The text itself is very euphoric, and arouses many emotions in the reader as he/she progresses through the article....   [tags: Papers]

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The Eighth Amendment

- The 8th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, as well as the setting of excessive bail or the imposition of excessive fines. However, it has also been deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States (according to the Eighth Amendment)to inflict physical damage on students in a school environment for the purpose of discipline in most circumstances. The 8th Amendment stipulates that bail shall not be excessive. This is unclear as to whether or not there is a constitutional right to bail, or only prohibits excessive bail, if it is to be granted....   [tags: Eighth Amendment Essays]

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Capital Punishment

- Capital Punishment Capital punishment is the most severe sentence imposed in the United States and is legal in thirty-eight states. The death penalty is a controversial subject, especially because the U.S. is the only western democracy to retain this consequence (Scheb, 518). I personally believe that the death penalty is a valid sentence for those who deserve it. Some believe it is not constitutional, but those who face this penalty are clearly suspect of a savage offense and therefore should be at a loss of certain rights....   [tags: Argumentative Pro Death Penalty Crime Essays]

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Capital Punishment

- Capital Punishment Imagine your heart suddenly beginning to race as you hear a judge give you a death sentence and then you’re quickly carried away in chains as your family sobs as they realize that they will no longer be able to see you. As you sit in your cell you begin to look back at your life and try to see where you went wrong to end up in jail waiting to carry out a death sentence, and at the same time know that you are an innocent waiting to be heard. This same scenario repeats itself many times here in the United States....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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social engineering

- Pedophilia in short is the desire of an adult for sexual contact with children. Pedophiles have been known to molest children only hours after being released from a lengthy prison sentence. In some instances, they kill their victims in order to cover up their crimes. Over the years, society has implemented many attempts to contain pedophilia including such measures as incarceration, therapy, and even castration. Few of these have proven successful. Pedophilia poses an alarming problem for society, particularly the children who are the victims of the sexual abuse....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Capital Punishment

- Capital Punishment: Against More money is spent executing humans than keeping them in a penitentiary for life. Compared to capital punishment, life in prison is far worse. Mistakes may be made and no one can bring another human back to life. Juries are often white and this may lead to racial decisions. Of the 144 executions since the 1976 reinstatement of the death penalty in the U.S., not one white person has been executed for killing a black. Of the 16,000 executions in U.S. history, only 30 cases involved a white sentenced for killing a black....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Strategies For College Writing: Sentences, Paragraphs, Essays Second Edition Jeanette Harris, Texas Christian University Ann Moseley, Texas A&M-Commerce Appropriate Courses Designed for courses in Developmental Writing and Basic Writing. Summary Strategies for College Writing offers full coverage of the basics of writing essays, paragraphs, and sentences with a focus on preparing students for academic writing and reading assignments. The book starts with detailed attention to the writing process at a pace that is comfortable for the developmental student....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lochinvar

- Lochinvar Lochinvar is a narrative poem from early last century which records the daring abduction of Ellen by the young Scottish lord Lochinvar. I found this poem by Sir Walter Scott interesting and enjoyable because it is written in the style of a fairy tale, it is a strong and lively poem, it uses archaic language, it has repetition, and passes on a message of determination to it's readers. Lochinvar is an enjoyable and interesting poem because it uses a fairy/folk tale style of writing. For example ' So boldly he enter'd the Netherby Hall.' This sentence starts like a folk- tale and portrays Lochinvar's bold stature as he enters a room full of people who are against him....   [tags: Papers]

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- What is the Language of Thought Hypothesis. LOTH is an empirical thesis about the nature of thought and thinking. According to LOTH, thought and thinking are done in a mental language, i.e. in a symbolic system physically realized in the brain of the relevant organisms. In formulating LOTH, philosophers have in mind primarily the variety of thoughts known as ‘propositional attitudes’. Propositional attitudes are the thoughts described by such sentence forms as ‘S believes that P’, ‘S hopes that P’, ‘S desires that P’, etc., where ‘S’ refers to the subject of the attitude, ‘P’ is any sentence, and ‘that P’ refers to the proposition that is the object of the attitude....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Adjectives

- Writing Minilesson Topic: The importance of including adjectives in writing Grade Level: 3rd or 4th grade Objective: TSWBAT add adjectives to a sentence to make it more appealing and interesting. MO Standards: Goal 2 #2, Communication Arts #1 Students with Special Needs: To serve students with special needs that may not be able to see or write, you could bring objects in to have them touch and feel to describe their detail. Materials: Black and white picture of a person, colored picture of a person, group activity—worksheet of sentences with words written on index card, another worksheet of sentences Procedure: Introduce the Topic: • I was grading everyone’s journals for the...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Style

- Style After reading Strunk and White’s, The Elements of Style, Williams’, Style: Toward Clarity and Grace, and my peers’ reviews of these two books, I have come up with an all encompassing answer to the question: what is style, and what elements are most important to all writers. The answer is: there is no clear cut definition of style. It is ever changing; and is based on society’s views of what makes good writing, not necessarily the writer’s own thoughts on the matter. Therefore, the writer is better off following the set rules of grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure, determined by society; then adding her own voice....   [tags: Writing Styles Style Paper]

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