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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 Simplicity of Bliss

- French author, journalist and philosopher, Albert Camus writes, “but what is happiness except the simple harmony between man and the life he leads.” In his book, The Geography of Bliss, Eric Weiner sets out on a journey around the globe to “places that possess, in spades, one or more of the ingredients that we consider essential to the stew of happiness: money, pleasure, spirituality, family, and chocolate, among others”. (2) According to the World Happiness database, these are the keys to the happiness of several countries he visits....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Key To Simplicity

- Paul Rand once said, “Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations,” and he has undoubtedly lived up to his own words. (BrainyQuote). This simple quote has stuck with me throughout the levels of graphics courses and the growth of my own body of work as well, shaping my aesthetic and refining my expectations. Successful simplicity is extraordinarily difficult, but worth the effort in the end. Personally, in working through the graphics courses here at Northern, I finally found my niche in identity and branding, which leads to my identification with Paul Rand’s ideals and works....   [tags: Graphic Design]

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Walden : Nature And Simplicity

- Walden Henry David Thoreau traveled to Walden Pond in 1845. He went to Walden because he: “…wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life and see if [he] could not learn what it could teach…” In August of 1854 Thoreau published Walden. In Walden he told the story of his two-year stay at Walden Pond and discussed how nature and simplicity gave way to a better life. Thoreau says throughout Walden that nature can be easily connected to our lives. When we live simply, we are able to see those connections for ourselves and gain a better understanding of our own lives....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Concord]

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How The Law of Simplicity Affects Technology

- The contemporary key design is based on simplicity; the meaning of this is how technology, art, designs and power affect the audiences. How does technology be reliable and what makes it easier to communicate with it. How does the technology evolve with more features and yet at the same time being simplistic. John Maeda is a Japanese-American graphic designer, computer scientist and the president, Rhode School of Design. His activity is in design, technology, art and power explores how does each sector relates, combine others and makes that form into simplicity....   [tags: design, art, electronics]

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Into the Wild: Christopher McCandless’ Transcendentalist Journey

- Individual simplicity is rarely a cornerstone in literary works. Yet, in the Transcendentalist movement of the 1830s and 1840s transcendentalist writers such as Emerson and Thoreau frequently discuss or illustrate individual simplicity in their works. Similarly, Krakauer describes this theme of individual simplicity in his novel Into the Wild, documenting and analyzing Christopher McCandless’ transcendentalist journey. In the novel Into the Wild, the character Christopher McCandless demonstrates the Transcendentalist characteristic of individual simplicity through his adventure to Alaska and his reflection on the journey to Alaska....   [tags: Individual Simplicity]

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Simplicity in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

- "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a regarded as one of Robert Frost’s best pieces of work. However at a first glance, one typically overlooks the poetic finery of Robert Frost’s work. He embeds ambiguous meanings that allow the reader to take a dual interpretation of the text. The iambic tetrameter along with the simplicity of the poem conceals the actual meaningfulness. While creating a deeper meaning Frost also provides a perspective that gives off a remote and solitude feeling. The poem highlights the evening of a man who pauses to take a look at the beautiful scenery lying ahead of his long journey....   [tags: poem, struggles, stanza, life]

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Religion 's Belief System, Modesty And Simplicity

- While taking this Religion in America course I have learned about a variety of interesting religions. Some religions are very similar and some are much different, and some are more influential than others. Nearing the conclusion of this semester, I began to think of what I wanted to write my final paper about. Among the variety of religions we have discussed, I found the Dunkers to be a revolutionary faith for its time and to be a religion very similar to and almost an extension of Christianity....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Faith, Belief]

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An Era Of Simplicity. Hicksville, Long Island, N.y, 1957

- An Era of Simplicity Hicksville, Long Island, N.Y, 1957 -- Four siblings are lined up in age order, leaning on an ironing board covered with a white sheet. First in line is Lenny, then the two girls: seven-year-old Eileen and six-year-old Diane, who sports a buster brown haircut and a blue suit with a little flower corsage pinned at the right shoulder. Last in line is Charlie, the baby of the family. All four smile broadly as they wait for their photo to be taken by the “picture man” a photographer who makes his living by driving around neighborhoods and snapping photographs of families in their houses....   [tags: Baby boomer, Baby Boom Generation, High school]

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Simplicity in Everyday Use

- Leonardo Da Vinci once said, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." If that is the case, then Maggie wins hands down over her older sister, Dee, whom, from what seems the beginning, has been her family’s ultimate representation of the externally cosmopolitan, debased, and contemporarily delusional woman "getting-in-touch-with-her-inner-self-through-learning-about-her-heritage-in-a-white-and-‘americanized’-educational-institution." And, whereas Maggie is the soft, gentle, and truly "educated" woman of their ancestors as shown through Alice Walker’s quilt motif utilized in her story, "Everyday Use." First, consider Dee, also known as “Wangero,” as she likes to call herself because she...   [tags: Alice Walker]

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The Simplicity of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep

- The Simplicity of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler would like us to believe that The Big Sleep is just another example of hard-boiled detective fiction. He would like readers to see Philip Marlowe, Vivian Regan, Carmen Sternwood, Eddie Mars, and the rest of the characters as either "good guys" or "bad guys" with no deeper meaning or symbolism to them. I found the book simple and easy to understand; the problem was that it was too easy, too simple. Then came one part that totally stood out from the rest of the book &emdash; the chessboard....   [tags: sleep]

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The Influence that Issey Miyake´s Japanese Heritage Hand on his Designs

- ... His designs were very loose and built like a piece of clay sculpture, not based on the human figure. Miyake wanted the cloth to take on a life of its own and his interest lay in the feel of the garment on the skin and how the body moved within the space created by the clothing. (H Munsterberg, 1996, p. 67). Researcher Djurdja Bartlett claims that Miyake has drawn from the “restrained traditions of Japanese clothing to deconstruct the traditionally complex fashion of the West, giving new meaning to the clothing he produces (Bartlett,2000, p....   [tags: traditional beauty, fashion, simplicity]

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The Simplicity Of Nature And The Scholar 's Room By Bina Sarkar Ellias

- The simplicity of nature has been the inspiration of countless brilliant minds for hundreds of years. Albert Einstein once remarked that one can understand everything better by looking deeper into nature. Infusing descriptions of nature into her work of poetry “FUSE”, Indian poet Bina Sarkar Ellias allows readers to detect an important correlation between her love for writing and her love of nature, weaving both concepts seamlessly in numerous poems. Ellias expertly applies figurative language, particularly imagery, similes, and personification, as well as differing formats in her poems “Such Sweet Comfort” and “The Scholar’s Room”, helping demonstrate her personal connection with nature and...   [tags: Poetry, Mind, Word, Communication]

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Hard Work, Simplicity And Can Do Attitude Are Few Of The Qualities

- Hard work, simplicity and can-do attitude are few of the qualities which define @Saxena Abhinav (RBEI/EBA18). An ardent Batman fan, he embodies few of the qualities of his super-hero. He is humble and compassionate and has superhuman persistence when it comes to his missions. He however, inherits few self-destructive qualities of Batman too. He doesn’t stop when his body tells him to, there have been multiple occasions where he has been completely worn out both mentally and physically but kept going on to achieve his task....   [tags: Team, The A-Team]

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Scout's Childhood Simplicity in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

- The adult world is a cold and terrifying place. There are robberies, shootings, murders, suicides, and much more. If you were to be a small child, perhaps age 5, and you were to look in at this world, you would never know how bad it actually was, just from a single glance. Children have a small slice of ignorant bliss, which helps to keep them away from the harsh of reality. It isn’t until later, when they encounter something that opens their eyes and shows them, that they truly start to understand the world we live it....   [tags: Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird, childhood,]

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Likert Scales: Composition, Opportunities, and Limitations

- ... The third is composed of a statement followed by five response options of strongly agree/agree/undecided/disagree/strongly disagree. The fourth component is has the same options like the third one but the statement has a conflicting fact. Interestingly, Albaum (1997) described a different model of Likert scale composed by distinguishing between attitude direction and the strength of that attitude. This requires a first question to whether the respondent agree or disagree followed by a second question about the strength of his/her agreement or disagreement....   [tags: survey, simplicity, successs, interpret]

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Simplicity and Freedom in Walden by Henry David Thoreau

- In chapter two of Henry David Thoreau's Walden, entitled "Where I Lived, and What I Lived for", there are two themes that run throughout the narrative. The key theme that emerges continually is that of simplicity with the additional theme being that of freedom. Thoreau finds himself surrounded by a world that has no true freedom or simplified ways, with people committed to the world that surrounds them rather than being committed to their own true self within nature. Simplicity is defined in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary as a simple state or quality; freedom from complexity; absence of elegance and luxury; uncomplicated....   [tags: Walden, Henry David Thoreau]

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e. e. cummings' Poem of Simplicity in Life

- e. e. cummings' Poem of Simplicity in Life This poem by e. e. cummings describes the link between age and happiness by relating the two with simplicity. With this simplicity, however, there is a break from reality, and there are consequences. We can only do what is natural for us. you shall above all things be glad and young by e. e. cummings you shall above all things be glad and young. For if you're young, whatever life you wear it will become you;and if you are glad whatever's living will yourself become Girlboys may nothing more than boygirls need: i can entirely her only love whose any mystery makes every man's flesh put space on;and his mind take off time that you should ever th...   [tags: Poetry Poem Essays]

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The Simplicity and Importance of Rain

- Stepping outside, I instantly notice the fresh, wet scent of earth. As I continue walking, I willingly allow the sprinkling droplets envelop my entire body. My shoes are soon soaked; with each step I take, I feel a puddle of water move beneath my feet. The intensity of the storm increases and the rain hurls itself violently on the dark, slippery pavement. My hair is dripping with ice-cold raindrops which plummet to the earth with every step I take. The numbing effect of the icy downpour is finally setting in....   [tags: Psychology]

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Your Dog is Your Father: The Deceptive Simplicity of Eristic in the Euthydemus

- Your Dog is Your Father: The Deceptive Simplicity of Eristic in the Euthydemus What is particularly striking about the opening exchanges of the Euthydemus between Socrates and Crito is that they seem to establish the setting and characters of the dialogue concretely—Socrates and his attractive young friend Clinias meet the well-known brothers Euthydemus and Dionysodorus at the Lyceum and ask them to display what Crito calls their “particular wisdom,” and what they call simply “virtue.” However, within these first few pages of dialogue, we already begin to sense something about the brothers that makes them difficult to pin down....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Beauty of Simplicity: Synopsis of Forrest Gump

- Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis, tells the story of Forrest Gump, an unintelligent but sincere man, as he journeys through life during the late 1900s. With his mother’s explanation that “life is like a box of chocolates—you never know what you’re gonna get” in mind, Forrest is able to surmount obstacles and live a remarkably successful life despite his low IQ and the resultant discrimination (Forrest Gump). Guided by his gentle nature and optimistic outlook on life, he witnesses and influences some of the most memorable events of the century....   [tags: Plot Summary, Jenny, Overcoming Trials]

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Autistic Savant: The Simplicity Behind Geniality

- More often than not, the most startling capabilities of the human brain are exposed precisely when anatomical, or physiological, deficiencies take place. Take, for instance, savants - people who have mental abilities that could only be characterized as superhuman but otherwise severely disabled in daily cognitive functions and social interaction. At first sight Michael (Mikey), seems like an average seven year old boy; he’s slim, of short stature, with big almond-shaped green eyes. Mikey rarely speaks, and the atypical occasions, in which he does, it is to hum the sound of a nearby bird....   [tags: Intelligence]

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Critical Comparison of the Content and Literary Devices Used in Bon Voyage, Mr. President by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and The Perplexing Simplicity of a

- Critical Comparison of the Content and Literary Devices Used in Bon Voyage, Mr. President by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and The Perplexing Simplicity of a Lack of Nothing Bon Voyage, Mr President is a short story written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This is a tale of a South American President in exile. Nearing the end of his days, we are given an insight into the life of a man with injured pride, reminiscing the days that went by and so fast, where the President had lost everything he had worked for and knew....   [tags: Papers]

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Simplicity in a "Clean Well Lighted Place"

- Ernest Hemingway is known as one of the best writers of our time. He has a unique writing style in which he manipulates the English language to use the minimum amount of words and maximize the impression on the reader. A Clean, Well-Lighted Place is a prime example of this. Here, Ernest Hemingway uses his writing style to reinforce the theme of “Nada”. The setting is simple, the characters are plain, and the dialogues among them are short and to the point. It is with the absence of similes and metaphors that the reader is able to appreciate the work for what it is....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mac vs PC: What Laptop is Most Suitable to a College Freshman?

- Reliability and Speed Some of the best Windows-based laptops tend to be higher priced. Windows-based laptops that are priced low, are more trouble than they are worth. Typically they come with slower Intel Core i-3 or slower i-5 processors, low-end graphics cards, and 2-4GB of RAM. They are good for word processing and browsing the Internet. These may be great for English majors too, especially if they are on a budget. A Windows-based laptop that is comparable to a MacBook Pro 13” in price and performance is the Dell XPS 13....   [tags: reliability and speed, price, simplicity]

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Focusing on the Unnecessary Details of Life

- ... Thoreau utilizes repetition in order to show how important it is to keep one’s life simple. This idea is reiterated several times besides within this line. He states, “When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality.” In this line, Thoreau is stating that if people remain simple and stop rushing through life, the good of the world would stand out while the bad would seem trivial....   [tags: habit, simiplicity, religion]

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The Human Sciences And Natural Sciences

- As humans, we constantly try to identify simple patterns and classify knowledge into straight forward and discrete categories. Therefore, simplicity is favoured in many areas of knowledge as it allows knowledge to be expressed in the easiest and most understandable manner. However, in certain areas of knowledge, having a simple illustration may be done at the expense of having an accurate outcome. The term ‘simplicity’ has many negative connotations attached to it, but having a simple model can be of more use to knowers than an accurate one....   [tags: Scientific method, Science, Social sciences]

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How Yves Morieux Is An Authority Of Corporate Strategy, Redesign, And Structural And Behavioral System Methodology

- Yves Morieux is an authority of corporate strategy, redesign, and structural and behavioral system methodology. He is academically inclined, with a PhD in business administration (industrial marketing), DEA in organization sociology, a postgraduate certificate in research and quantitative skills, and a master’s degree in Management (Yves Morieux, 2016). In 1995, Morieux began working at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), with a focus of providing advice to senior leadership regarding various organizational strategies and transformation designs....   [tags: Management, Organization, Business, Complexity]

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Walden: Living Life Through the Simplest Means Necessary

- In today’s society there exists an imaginary boundary between civilization and nature. Most modern people grow complacent from having technology in their arm’s reach that they fail to enjoy the true beauty that surrounds them on a daily basis. Author Henry D. Thoreau grows tired of the complexities of society and sojourn to nature where he realizes that the simple life is key. Through Thoreau’s escapism from society’s snares of materialism and religion, he discovers nature holds absolute truths and one of those truths being: life is best lived through simplicity....   [tags: Henry D. Thoreau, possesions]

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How Does One Find the Miraculous in the Common?

- ... With an open mind, the most plain events normally taken for granted can be deemed as miracles; even making someone “God-like” as Emerson puts it. Such as the puzzle of a large tree falling into the woods and who would hear it, the happenings in“Nature” is open to everyone but only the people possessing the traits in “Self-Reliance” will be able to appreciate it fully. Emerson may have the ideas of what qualities a common miracle would have but it was Thoreau who puts the ideas to the test. Henry David Thoreau, follower of Emerson’s ideas, wrote Walden (Life in the Woods )as a result of his experiment to find extraordinary in the ordinary....   [tags: Emerson, Thoreau, Dillard, poetry analysis]

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Consumed by Beauty in Death in venice by Thomas Mann

- ... In Aschenbach’s eyes Tadzio is “a precious artifact of human nature” who reveals true beauty to him (25). Aschenbach has trudged through his life with hard work. He misses out on the simplicity of beauty in his childhood, but Tadzio embodies “the figure of the adolescent” (25). This vision of beauty leads Aschenbach into a life he has never had. It leads him to crave the simplicity of beauty rather than to continue his endless life of work. Aschenbach breaks away from his normal view to see the basics in life and he is left “in bliss” (25)....   [tags: world, trap, true, beauty]

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The Ideals Of Transcendentalism By Henry David Thoreau

- A Rewarding Lifestyle The ideals of Transcendentalism have transcended throughout time. Transcendentalists are known for civil disobedience and individual intuition. One of the most well-known Transcendentalists is Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau was one who fought for individual intuition, passion for nature and simplicity and abolition. Transcendentalists focus on the emphasis of individual intuition and fighting for beliefs. “Transcendentalism emphasized individual intuition as a central means of understanding reality” (Quinn 1)....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson]

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The Elements of Writing

- Elements of writting 1. A good book is the offspring of many fathers and the father of many offspring. 2. Writer’s Goal By art to attain simplicity. 3. A good style is simple and powerful, like a wave breaking on a beach. 4. Simplicity La Bruyère, knowing that many writers make the mistake of expressing simple things in a complex way, gave this advice to writers: “if you want to say that it is raining, say: ‘It is raining’.” Simplicity is the mark of good prose, and it’s also a virtue in other branches of culture, such as architecture....   [tags: essays papers]

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Jfk Memorial And Symbolism Essay

- RuthAnne Shellabarger Comm. 320 Green Jan. 26, 2016 JFK Memorial and Symbolism  When deciding on what paper to write this option of analyzing symbols in memorials really caught my attention I personally have always been intrigued by the history and life of John F. Kennedy so of course I chose to analyze the symbolism behind his memorial. I believe I get this passion of learning about JFK’s life directly from my father; he has always been interested in the story of John F. Kennedy and was in fact was born the day the beloved president was assassinated....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy assassination]

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Henry David Thoreau Loves to be Alone

- “I love to be alone.” It is one of the shortest sentences in the entire chapter, and yet it has so much to say. However, its simplicity is what makes it so complex. It is so short, that the reader cannot fully understand what Henry David Thoreau means by that. There are two basic things it could mean. More specifically, the usage of the word “alone” could mean two things. One meaning is that Thoreau loves to be alone from society, meaning people. The other is that Thoreau loves to be completely alone, away from both humans/society as well as nature....   [tags: Walden, Poet, Author]

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Analysis Of Henry David Thoreau 's ' The Wilderness Near The Walden Pond '

- Henry David Thoreau is among many other early American transcendentalist thinkers, including Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thoreau wrote many pieces and accomplished much in his lifetime; including the time he spent in the wilderness near the Walden Pond observing only the essential facts of life to further understand life as a whole. Many would quote him for his tremendous contributions to early American thought and his outstanding thoughts, “Even to call him a Transcendentalist is to underplay the carefully observed and circumstantial style of much of his writing and the sense of physical participation on which the style is based,” (Dougherty)....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Concord]

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Virginia Woolf 's `` Professions For Women ``

- Virginia Woolf, prolific novelist, essayist and critic, delivered “Professions for Women” as a speech before the National Society for Women’s Service on January 21, 1931. Her address highlighted the obstacles facing professional women while emphasizing the pressure placed on women by Victorian standards and expectations. Woolf’s purpose was to empower the solely female audience and to illuminate the simplicity in creating a career, despite the obstacles through outlining her personal experience....   [tags: Woman, Female, Gender, Girl]

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Henry David Thoreau and The Transcendentalist Movement

- Henry David Thoreau once said, “Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly needed to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity. I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb nail” (The). This quote describes the attitude that Thoreau had toward life. He wanted to make life as simple as it could be, which he achieved throughout his lifetime....   [tags: criticism, writer, social norm]

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Nature Is Free By Ralph Waldo Emerson

- Nature is Free In Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay entitled Nature (1836), Emerson stresses how nature can heal our day-to-day troubles and sorrows by captivating us with all the beauty that it has to offer. In addition, Emerson explains that in order for people to find peaceful state of mind, they need to start paying closer attention to nature. He states and I quote, “the stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kinder impression, when the mind is open to their influence.”(Emerson, Ch.1) Furthermore, Emerson argues that nature is harmless and humble, and that no genius can figure out how it was created in the first...   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Transcendentalism]

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Extreme Programming Up Front Design Methodologies

- ... Meanwhile the design is kept simple (Fowler). Simple is a key word in XP. In fact, Martin Fowler's essay (Fowler) seems to make it XP's core. However, what exactly is meant by simplicity will depend on multiple factors. As Martin Fowler defines it, he lists the following (Fowler): it runs all the tests, reveals all the intentions, does not have duplicated code, and has the fewest number of classes or methods. “runs all the tests” seems to imply that a program's testing such as JUnit returns with a pass....   [tags: design, bulit, programming]

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Transcendentalism: The Antidote to Brainwashed Youth

- When I was first exposed to the concept of Transcendentalism in my English class, the idea seemed farfetched and rather abstract. Upon further readings and research, I discovered that the concepts, although they originally seemed esoteric, where works of true brilliance. Society has made it hard for individuals to exist when things like popular culture seemingly brainwash youth into doing whatever is considered “cool”. Transcendentalism is a powerful concept which should be acknowledged by my generation, for the points encompassed in Transcendentalism are more vital today than ever....   [tags: Transcendentalism, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau, n]

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Utilitarianism, And Will Be Presented Throughout The Book ' The Ideas Of John Stuart Mill '

- Concerning the utilitarian philosophy, the term refers to the idea what is considered to be the greatest good for the overall population, what decision will produce the greatest good for all.  In this essay, the ideas of John Stuart Mill is addressing the topic Utilitarianism, and will be presented throughout the essay.  Mr. Mill goes on to argue that not only is utilitarianism seen wrongly because of the simplicity to misunderstand it 's meaning, but that human beings fail to grasp the whole of the theory....   [tags: Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill, Ethics]

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The Spirit of Individualism: Transcendentalism

- In the unit “The Spirit of Individualism” there are two parts, “Celebrations of the self” and “The Dark side of Individualism” with pieces that present very different perspectives on human nature. “The Dark side of Individualism” portrays human nature as greedy, confused, easily caught up in fame, and addicted to wealth and possessions. In “Celebrations of the Self”, human nature is viewed in a more positive light. The characteristics shown are self reliance, independence, wisdom and selflessness....   [tags: thoreau, romanticism]

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Vonnegut's Simple Style in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

- Vonnegut's Simple Style in Cat's Cradle The simple style with which Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. writes his novels belies the complexity hidden behind his sentences. Vonnegut's novels, as a result, are amazingly easy and, to many, enjoyable to read, yet they contain messages that go to the very root of humanity, messages that are not hidden underneath flowery prose. The success of Cat's Cradle, like all of his novels, relies on this simplicity to reveal its messages about religion, death, and apocalypse to the reader....   [tags: Cat's Cradle Essays]

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The Differences Between The And The Middle Of The Nineteenth Century

- During the middle of the eighteenth century, wide population growth and unequal economic development led many Whig spokesmen to create a republican ideology “that proved to be the most potent conceptual force shaping political and social thought (52).” Throughout the colonies, the visible gap between the wealthy and poor widened. Observers from different religions all agreed that instead of “serving as a beacon of spirituality and temperance to the rest of the world, the colonies now seemed but a sad reflection of the rampant materialism, social striving, and impiety infecting Europe (52).” These shared opinions led to the creation of Republicanism, which rejected monarchy and aristocracy in...   [tags: American Revolution, British Empire]

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The Falling Water House by Frank Lloyd Wright

- FALLING WATER HOUSE Introduction Frank Lloyd Wright has been called “one of the greatest American architect as well as an Art dealer that produced a numerous buildings, including houses, resorts, gardens, office buildings, churches, banks and museums. Wright was the first architect that pursues a philosophy of truly organic architecture that responds to the symphonies and harmonies in human habitats to their natural world. He was the apprentice of “father of Modernism” Louis Sullivan, and he was also one of the most influential architects on 20th century in America, Wright is idealist with the use of elemental theme and nature materials (stone, wood, and water), the use of sky and prairie, a...   [tags: notorious American architects]

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The Essence Of Strong Website Design

- This article discusses the essence of strong website design, including some foundational principles that should apply to just about every design you create. Will your skills be transformed simply by reading this article. No, but you 'll have a good start and a solid understanding of what separates "okay" website design from "excellent" design. First Things First: Understanding Usability "Usability" sounds like a made-up word that bears no relevance on the discussion here. Shouldn 't every site be "usable"....   [tags: World Wide Web, Web design, Graphic design]

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The Entrance Of The Art Gallery

- Within the town of Amity, there are a plethora of meaningful symbols, ideas, and important concepts based upon Transcendentalism. These concepts have dictated the structure of the school system, government, spiritual meeting areas, and all locations of the buildings and leisure areas within the community. These concepts are integrated into every aspect of Amity, but could easily be forgotten without a display of artwork seen by all community members since infancy located in the schoolhouse. This art gallery serves as an effective reminder of all of the Transcendentalist concepts that are of paramount importance in Amity....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Transcendentalism]

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Slavery As A Parasitic Relaionship

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Thoreau 's Views On Nature

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Agile Software Development Methodologies

- The conventional software development methodologies projects have failed to overcome the problem of volatility in the present project management processes in organizations. This is because they are mostly linear and sequential, imposing a significant challenge when meeting changing user requirements. Volatility in user requirements has been a significant predicament until the discovery of agile project management methodologies such as scrum, Extreme programming, and Future driven development. Volatility originates from the urge of organizations to cope up with varying technological structure and market dynamics (Cockburn, 2002)....   [tags: technology, conventional software]

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Analysis of The Waterbowl by Michael S. Harper

- Analysis of The Waterbowl by Michael S. Harper I have selected the poem titled "The Waterbowl" by Michael S. Harper from his collection Dear John, Dear Coltrane. Part of the reason why I have selected this poem is for its simplicity. Simplicity is a quality that I truly value in poem. I feel that poetry is left much more to the unsaid and the senses which the words of the poem trigger. In "The Waterbowl," the simplicity of the poem can be seen through the elementary vocabulary used in each short line....   [tags: Free Essays]

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My Experiment withTranscendentalism

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Hippies and Transcendentalism

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A Map Is Only Useful if It Simplifies Things. To What Extent Does this Apply to Knowledge?

- “A map is only useful if it simplifies things.” To what extent does this apply to knowledge?” The title of this essay claims that the usefulness of a map in knowledge is limited to its ability to simplify things. Before I discuss this, it is important to look at the key words used in phrasing the claim. A map can be defined as a clear representation of any physical space or a place in existence. “The area depicted on maps can range from the entire world to just a neighborhood, and most maps are depicted on a flat two-dimensional plane....   [tags: hypothesis and experimentation]

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Compare and Contrast of‘‘Binsey Poplars’’ by Gerard Manley Hopkins and ‘‘The Trees’’ by Philip Larkin

- Choose two of the poems given in the handout . Compare and contrast these two poems (‘‘Binsey Poplars’’ by Gerard Manley Hopkins and ‘‘The Trees’’ by Philip Larkin), paying close attention to their language and form. In a recent article in The Guardian, Billy Mills writes, ‘Trees have been putting down roots in poetry for centuries’, and indeed there are as many poems about trees as there are species of trees themselves. As someone who grew up surrounded by trees and as a lover of poetry, it was a natural choice for me to use this assignment to explore two poems that are ostensibly about trees; Philip Larkin’s ‘The Trees’ and G.M....   [tags: Life, Hope, Patterns]

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The Design And Design Of A Design Consultancy Based Out Of Oslo, Norway, Vienna, Austria

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Global Warming Is A Big Problem Of The World For A Long Time Now

- Global warming has been a big problem of the world for a long time now. There are a lot of contributors to this, from the activities of an individual to the larger group of people; from the daily to occasional activities we do. Thus, the lifestyle of the people is seen as one of the factors. Consumption has been part of one’s daily life. People tend to buy things that they want more so than what they need. Sometimes, they buy the necessary things in large quantities that most of it will just be wasted....   [tags: Global warming, Carbon dioxide, Personal life]

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The Levels of Complexity in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

- “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost, on the surface appears to be a straightforward poem illustrating the monologue of a tired traveler passing by the woods on a winter evening who captures the scenery of his journey and comes to a realization that he has quite a bit of traveling ahead of him before he can rest. The simplicity of this poem is apparent, but at closer inspection there is vast complexity entailed in the wording of Frost’s poem. His words are of two minds in which Frost uses artless objects to connote implied metaphors and uses these objects for further making comparisons throughout the piece....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Leaves of Grass: Unbridled Spiritual Realization by the Credulous Man

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Technology Is Used by More as the Expense Goes Down

- ... Some of them also have a built in camera making it effortless to transfer and attach pictures to other coworkers. Helping to rectify and resolve problems quickly. When ipads and tablets first came out they were quite expensive. Upward from a few dollars but more recently now, they are affordable, starting at around forty dollars. What was once considered a luxury is a luxury no more. People from all walks of life can afford a tablet. In addition, just about every major technological company has their hand in the tablet world....   [tags: i-pad, tablets, media]

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It 's Life That Helps Mold Them Into The Adult

- There are many things in one’s life that helps mold them into the adult they will soon be. Some events not only effect the happens to them at that very moment, but also what happens to them in the future. No memory or event is ever forgotten we just tend to push it in the back of our head so we won’t have to think about it. I can’t speak for everyone else, but that is exactly what I did. My life hadn’t been a walk in the park, but it also wasn’t the worse life possible. My mother and Father divorced at the age of 3 so I kind of bounced around a little....   [tags: Family, Mother, Love, Father]

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Leff’s “Burn Your Maps”: Dripping With Realistic Human Characteristics

- Literary theorist, Kenneth Burke, defined dramatistic explaination by the prescence of five key elements. This list of elements, now popularly known as Burke’s Pentad, can be used to asses human behavior as well as dicipher literary themes and motives. The five elements; agent, purpose, scene, act, and agency, have been found highly useful by performance study practitioners in translating texts into aesthetics. When systematically applying Burke’s Pentad to “Burn Your Maps,” a short story by Robyn Joy Leff published January 2002 of the Atlantic Monthly, the analyzer can realistically grasp the emotional and logical motivations and tones of the text....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Into the Wild: Henry David Thoreau and Chris McCandless

- Transcendentalism was an American philosophical movement of the early nineteenth century. It revolved around the idea that the unthinking conformity of the surrounding society was not sufficient enough in life. Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson were notable figures in this movement. Emerson once urged his followers to search for “an original relation to the universe”. It is evident that the best way to become a transcendentalist is to sacrifice your life at hand and form a strong bond with the nature around you....   [tags: Transcendentalism]

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William Zinsser 's A Great Writing Starter For Anyone

- If one day, someone ever decided to pick up a book to learn how to write, On Writing Well, by William Zinsser would most definitely be a wise choice. In this book, Zinsser basically gives the reader a manual on how to write effectively by giving the reader a set of techniques they should take into account. His book would without a doubt would be a good example of the effectiveness of how his writing tips are in use. Zinsser’s book is a great writing starter for anyone. Zinsser demonstrated his points and tries to convey his reader with examples his reading....   [tags: Writing, Writer, Writing process, Word]

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Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston

- After reading and unpacking the novel, Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, I do not believe that Richard Wright is correct in his assessments. Considering the historical time period and context of his assessment, one can notice somewhat of an envious tone from Mr. Wright. He proclaims that "Her dialogue manages to catch the psychological movements of the Negro folk-mind in their pure simplicity, but that’s as far as it goes". He then goes on to further confirm his envy by accusing Ms....   [tags: Black people, White people, African American, Race]

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A Literal Sense, No Impact Man By Colin Beavan

- In a literal sense, No Impact Man, is Colin Beavan’s journey of creating a strategy to live simply and in doing so helping the planet. Rather the essence of the novel is how during his journey, Beavan discovers the true faults of our society; the evils of materialism and consumption. Beavan’s reflection of materialism begins early in the novel. He describes how the wealthy are able to “distract ourselves with expensive toys and adventures” (8). In this passage, Beavan begins to build a base for his future fixation with the idea of materialism in society....   [tags: Sociology, Society, Science]

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Transcendentalism: Ralph waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau

- Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote it and Henry David Thoreau lived it. Transcendentalism was a religious and philosophical movement developed approximately in the 1820s and 1830s. It began in the northeastern part of the United States. According to Paul Reuben, the movement began as a protest against spirituality and the intellectualism brought from England to the United States (Reuben). The movement’s core beliefs can be inferred in a single line, infixed good found in nature and people. They fought against the only two big institutions that influenced society in that time, the government and religion; which were said to pervert individuals....   [tags: Nature, Romanticism, Utilitarianism]

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Ted Kooser: Great Poet of the Great Plains

- Thomas Jefferson, one of the greatest men in American history, described his vision for the United States of America as a land of agrarian people. However, now, over two centuries later, the US faces a very different reality dominated by the growth of the urban metropolis, by industry, by the stoic bankers of Wall Street. Despite this, the poetry of Ted Kooser immortalizes a quickly vanishing lifestyle of rustic America on the vast expanses of the Great Plains. Kooser was born in a small Iowa town in April 1939 and received a degree from Iowa State University....   [tags: american history, great plains, jefferson]

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Nature Is An Essay By Ralph Waldo Emerson

- Nature is an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson where he discusses the symbolism that exists in nature, its manifestations, and the ongoing development of nature toward higher forms. According to Emerson, nature itself can be considered as an experience of solitude (“man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society”). It is his belief that when the individual desires to be alone, he shall look into the immensity of the sky, as it inspires a feeling of awe and respect. To Emerson everything in nature is a source of wisdom, simplicity, and fulfillment (“flowers, the animals, the mountains, reflected the wisdom of his best hour”)....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Transcendentalism]

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The Can Anyone Imagine Life Without The Internet

- Currently it is 2016; can anyone imagine life without the Internet. Imagine that living a life in the same way as old generations lived; travelling and seeking knowledge for days and days to get the information that wanted—it is exhausted. People used to travel days and days to see the one they love. Nevertheless, the world has changed significantly since the emergence of the Internet thus there are a lot of possible things you can do now that were hard or impossible to do before. People spend a long time on the Internet, hopping from website to website to get what they want easily and quickly....   [tags: Mind, Emotion, Thought, MIND]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Walden Pond '

- Henry David Thoreau was a writer who kept a detailing of his life at Walden Pond, entitled “Walden”. He recorded his limited interactions with others and his own achievement of becoming one with nature. Thoreau recognized the beauty in nature and how it is linked with a spiritual need. He used various mythology references when describing nature. This led me to infer that he saw nature as that of a god or perhaps having divine characteristics. One of his lines that most stands out to me about this is where he says “the morning wind forever blows, the poem of creation is uninterrupted”....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Concord]

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Sufism or Tasawwuf: A Sect of Islam

- ... In order to achieve this, a distinctive feature practiced by Sufis is asceticism which involves living a life of self-discipline and abstaining from materialism and worldly pleasures. The ascetic form of piety is practiced by Sufis which involves living a devotional life by following the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah and avoiding worldly gain. The perfect example for Sufis was the Prophet Muhammad. Simply because the life of the Prophet involved meditating in solitude, his complete trust and love for God, acts of worship and the simplicity life of the Prophet whilst experiencing all the hardship and oppression (Richard, 1982)....   [tags: spirituality, submission, purification]

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No Company Has Grown More than Apple

- Through the last couple of decades technology companies have seen major surge in the global brand market. Interbrand, a company that researches and analyzes companies for their value, have shown that in this past year that seven out of ten out of the top ten companies in the world are technology-based companies. Though, no other company has seen greater growth than a company by the name of Apple. Apple is a technology brand known to many in world for its simplistic design and relative adaptable interface....   [tags: technology, innovation, market]

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Ralph Waldo Emerson And Henry David Thoreau

- The difference between a rock and a human truly just comes down to a few different variations of carbon molecules. Yet this straightforward science ignores why humans, in all of their complexity, stem from such a random happenstance. Only knowing this science of life has not necessarily led to understanding its meaning. For that answer, famed transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau look within the self, rather than in a laboratory. In his essay, Self-Reliance, Emerson hypothesizes the meaning to be in independence; whereas, Thoreau, from his nature experience in Walden, theorizes it to be in simplicity....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson]

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Tips For Creating Eye Catching Professional Letterhead

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Thoreau's Experiment, Walden, and Carpe Diem

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Knowledge Representation Using Semantic Web Techniques

- The emergence of the World Wide Web (WWW) has brought exciting new possibilities in information access and electronic business. The WWW has grown to be the largest distributed repository of information ever created. Current estimates reveal that the Web currently contains about 3 billion static documents and being accessed by over 500 million users from around the world [6]. Web content consists largely of distributed hypertext and hypermedia, accessible via keyword-based search and link navigation....   [tags: Semantic Web]

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Society's Conformity is a "Soldier's Home"

- The adjustment from years on the frontlines of World War I to the mundane everyday life of a small Oklahoma town can be difficult. Ernest Hemingway’s character Harold Krebs, has a harder time adjusting to home life than most soldiers that had returned home. Krebs returned years after the war was over and was expected to conform back into societies expectations with little time to adapt back to a life not surrounded by war. Women take a prominent role in Krebs’s life and have strong influences on him....   [tags: war, ernest hemingway, soldier's home]

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