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Woodlot Eco-Boxes Essay

- I observed many different organisms in the woodlot, including both heterotrophs and autotrophs. The producers I found include birch trees, sugar maples, white pines, grasses, and berries, as well as various weeds and small plants. The consumers that I observed were all first-order consumers and included ants, grasshoppers, a salamander, spiders, and other species of bugs. Decomposers visible in the woodlot included fungi, mold, and mosses. There were some traces of indirect animal evidence left in the woodlot....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Temperate Deciduous Forest

- Temperate Deciduous Forest Geographical location- The Temperate Deciduous Forest is 30 degrees north and 30 degrees south of the equator. This climate can be found in the north in North America, Europe and Asia. In the south, the climate can be found with South America, Australia, and Africa. Climate facts- the average temperature is 50 degrees (24 degrees celsius) and its high is 86 degrees, this factor depends on the altitude of the forest. The temperate deciduous forest receives an average yearly precipitation of 2 to 5 feet, and the humidity of the forest is 60% to 80%....   [tags: essays research papers]

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spider

- First discovered in 1900, little was known about the happy-face spider until 1972. The obviously named happy-face spider is a small spider found in the native rainforests of the islands Maui, The Big Island of Hawaii, Oahu and Molokai at elevations of 1000 to 6000 feet. Typically around a quarter of an inch long, its diet consists of small insects that it hunts mainly during the night for small insects. They spin their webs on the undersides of leaves of specific plants and usually avoid contact with humans or other potentially danger animals, although only birds present a natural threat....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Unpleasant Description of the Hall - Original Writing

- Unpleasant Description of the Hall - Original Writing I entered the enormous dull hall, my expressions were solemn and the emptiness inside of me grew deeper and deeper with loneliness. I looked around and found lions engraved intricately into the walls, they too looked confused and distressed like me, they were the only objects in here besides me. I felt miniature, and the high ceilings made the hall feel as if it belonged to a giant. The silence was deafening me from head to toes; the atmosphere around me was very confusing, such a big hall yet no people....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Analysis of Scorpions

- Analysis of Scorpions Scorpions are of the class Arachnid. They are considered to be relatives of the spiders, mites, and ticks. There are about 1,300 species of scorpions in the world. Scorpions live in the deserts, but also they can occur in many other habitats, such as grasslands, savannas, forests, and caves. Also scorpions have been found in the Himalayas of Asia and Andes Mountains of South America. They live there under the rocks that are covered with snow at elevation over 12,000 feet. There are about 90 species in the U.S....   [tags: Papers]

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Aztec Religion

- AZTEC RELIGION EMINEM, SLIM SHADY, AND MARSHALL MATHERS all, once said in a song, “There's several different levels to Devil worshippin: horse's heads, Human sacrifices, cannibalism; candles and exorcism Animal’s havin sex with 'em; Camel’s mammals and rabbits But I don't get into that, I kick the habit” There are several different levels of Aztec religion. Two major priests and then there followers and then his followers and so on and so forth. Also there were two priestesses who were the head of the Aztec cults....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Personal Narrative- Playground Memory

- Personal Narrative- Playground Memory Looking back on a childhood filled with events and memories, I find it rather difficult to pick on that leaves me with the fabled “warm and fuzzy feelings.” As the daughter of an Air Force Major, I had the pleasure of traveling across America in many moving trips. I have visited the monstrous trees of the Sequoia National Forest, stood on the edge of the Grande Canyon and have jumped on the beds at Caesar’s Palace in Lake Tahoe. However, I have discovered that when reflecting on my childhood, it is not the trips that come to mind, instead there are details from everyday doings; a deck of cards, a silver bank or an ice cream flavor....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Practices and Training for Netball

- Practices and Training for Netball Footwork Activities: Squishing Spiders, Hoop drills, Cone drills, Clusters, Dag/Dogs, Rob the Nest, Horse and Jockey, Tails, Stuck in the Mud, Bull Rush, Chain Tag, Twenty-One, Shooting Relay, Team Passing vs Team Running, Tag Ball, Corner Ball, Skittle Ball, Numbers Netball and Shadows. (For a description of each see appendix) This is Olivia Murphy’s (my perfect model) suggestion for training: “Passing is the most important skill used in netball....   [tags: Free Essays]

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frogs

- Frogs are usually small animals that have smooth, moist skin, bulging eyes, and external eardrums behind the eyes; the adults lack a tail. Frogs have long hind legs, and most species can take long leaps. Many species also have webbed feet, making them excellent swimmers. Most frogs, especially males, are quite vocal. As the frog forces air through the voice box, or larynx, the vocal cords vibrate to make calls distinctive of its species. A much louder sound is produced by the males of species that possess vocal sacs, which swell enormously when the frog calls to attract a mate....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Role of the Nazi Film in Kiss of the Spider Woman

- The Role of the Nazi Film in Kiss of the Spider Woman In Kiss of the Spider Woman Molina uses his memories of classic movies as a means of escape. He is particularly drawn to melodramatic movies with a strong romantic theme, which is the central focus of his retelling of the movies. On one level, Molina wishes to escape the oppression and boredom of his prison cell. He retells the movies to Valentin as a means to entertain them both during their long hours of imprisonment....   [tags: Papers]

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Harry Potter

- Harry Potter Harry's on summer break after completing his first year at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, and his aunt, uncle, and cousin are as mean as ever, trying at every turn to keep him from fulfilling his destiny as a wizard. Their efforts to prevent his return to Hogwarts are aided by an unknown force: a mysterious elf who shows up and warns Harry that he must never return to the school. Before departing, the elf performs a bit of mischievous magic that is blamed on Harry....   [tags: Papers]

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Centipedes

- Did you know that one species of centipede can be a foot long. Thankfully, this type only lives in South America. Centipedes are insect-like invertebrates. They are usually reddish-brown in color, but can range in color from yellow to dark brown. Depending on the species, are between 3 and 30 centimeters long. A centipede has one pair of legs on each of its body segments. The head is flattened, with a pair of long antennae. They have jaws containing poison glands on their first body segment, directly behind their head....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Eleutherodactylus (Greenhouse Frogs)

- Eleutherodactylus p. planirostris, or more commonly the Greenhouse frog, is from the Leptodactylidae family. They were unintentionally introduced to Florida around 1875. Their numbers have continued to grow and they are now very common among South Florida with increasing inhabitants around the panhandle. Greenhouse frogs have a reddish-brown appearance with either dark blotches or 2 dark stripes down their backs. They are relatively small in size usually growing to about an inch to and inch and a half in length....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Creative Writing: The Assassin

- He was lying there still and calm, oblivious to the rain pouring through the holes in the rusted roof. The warehouse was abandoned many years ago, the air was thick with dust making it difficult to breathe; the smell was like burnt toast. The disused machinery loomed out of the dark corners, covered in cobwebs ghostly images. The Assassin was unaware of his immediate surroundings, his mind focused on his mission. His vantage point gave him a perfect line of fire. A neglected road that was parallel to the decaying wasteland where homeless people built their makeshift homes lay between the Assassin, his targets hideout....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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Free Essays - Along Came A Spider

- James Patterson wrote Along Came A Spider. The genre is adult fiction. It is a good novel because it has a great mystery in it. This novel also has a lesson in it. The lesson is not to tie your family up with your work. The setting in this novel takes place in Washington DC from 1932-1934. Gary Soneji, (a.k.a. Gary Murphy) is a serial killer who kidnapped two children, Maggie Rose, the golden-haired daughter of a famous movie actress. The other child was Shrimpie Goldberg, the son of the Secretary of the Treasury....   [tags: spider]

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Magic and the Supernatural in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit

- Magic and the Supernatural in The Hobbit The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, is full of magic and things having to do with magic. There are all sorts of supernatural creatures in this novel, including dwarves, trolls, goblins, elves, wizards, and the main character is a “hobbit”. Overall, magic and the supernatural plays a very big part in The Hobbit. One major magic entity in the book is Gandalf. He shows his magic power a few times. One of those times was when the little party was in the Misty Mountains, sleeping in the cave....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Don't judge a book by its cover. This famous phrase can very well be applied to the hobbit a small human like creature that goes along with 13 dwarves and a wizard. The wizard, Gandalf, has total faith in the little hobbit knowing full well that when the time comes he will serve the dwarves quite well. He does this with the help of a ring that makes him invisible. He saves the dwarves from evil spiders that wish to eat them. Uses it to help them escape the clutches of elves that would keep them in their clutches for some time....   [tags: Papers]

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What Makes Horror Games Unsettling and Why Do Graphics not Matter?

- Research Question: What makes horror games unsettling and why do graphics not matter. As the main topic suggests, what makes horror games unsettling. First off, you might want to think about a few things such as; what is your definition of fear, what unsettles you, what just rubs you the wrong way. Well according to Stephen King, this can be broken into three types; The Gross-out, horror, and terror. The Gross-out in this case is what it is, and that what we find disgusting, morbid, or diseased....   [tags: fear, emotion, psychological, supernatural]

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Phobia

- Phobias: Irrational Fear Fear of heights, fear of the number “13,” fear of spiders, fear of small spaces. All of these fears are considered phobias. While there are many causes of phobias, one theory uses the notion of preparedness in Pavlovian conditioning. This is a way in which people learn to react to certain stimuli. Scientist and abehaviorist, Pavlov, first discovered this conditioning while experimenting with dogs. He could reliably predict that dogs would salivate when food was placed in the mouth through a reflex called the “salivary reflex” in digestion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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What´s Nanofibers?

- Nanotechnology, especially nanofibers, has become attracted interest for tissue engineering application [1]. The large surface area to volume ratio is the unique properties of nanofibers, which consents cellular migration and proliferation in tissue engineering scaffolds [2]. The scaffold can be fabricated by several methods including solvent casting, particle leaching, phase separation, emulsion freeze drying, 3D-printing technique and many others [3]. However, the simplicity of electrospinning provides an advantage for nanofibrous scaffold construction [4]....   [tags: nanotechnology, 3Dprinting]

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The Powerful Use of Imagery and Metaphor in a Noiseless Patient Spider by Walt Whitman

- The heart of poetry is in its imagery, which leads the reader to perceive all of the senses the poet was feeling – the sights, sounds, scents, touches. A poet uses imagery to evoke these emotions in the reader to paint a mental picture – to “show” the reader the experience that inspired the poet, not just “tell” the story. In “A Noiseless Patient Spider,” Walt Whitman’s use of metaphor and powerful imagery emphasizes the speaker’s own search for soulful connectedness to the world. As written in the second stanza at line six “And you, O my soul where you stand, / Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space, /Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, seeking the spheres to connect...   [tags: imagery, senses, metaphor]

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Whether Language is Instinctive or Learned

- Whether Language is Instinctive or Learned Over the course of time the topic of language has been a catalyst for many discussions and debates as to if it is learned throughout one's life, or is it a hard copy instinct the one is born with. Many scientists and writers in the humanities field have their own opinions as to what they believe about language and its plight in human society. One writer challenges many of our educators and scholars today by expressing his thoughts on the instinct to understand, learn, and speak language....   [tags: Papers]

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Types of Anxiety Disorders

- Introduction Before taking an exam or going to an important meeting, people usually feel a certain discomfort or uneasiness. This discomfort is a normal human emotion called anxiety. Nevertheless, if the anxiety a person feels affects his capability to live and follow a normal life, this might be elevated to an anxiety disorder. A serious mental disorder, an anxiety disorder is centred on constant fear, worry and anxiety. Obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic disorder, social anxiety disorder generalized anxiety disorder and specific phobias are classifications of anxiety disorders....   [tags: signs, symptoms, discomfort]

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Imagery in Edward's Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

- In “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Jonathan Edwards created the emotion of fear by using imagery and figurative language to persuade his audience. He used imagery and figurative language so the wrath of God is more fearsome and gave you a mental picture of hell in your head. Imagery is one of the components that were used by Edwards to make his story more persuasive. As the short story begins, the first sentence was an example of imagery. Edwards wrote when men are on God’s hands and they could fall to hell....   [tags: Jonathan Edwards]

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Language of the land

- Traditional African art plays a major part in the African society. Most ceremonies and activities cannot function without visual art. Such ceremonies include singing, dancing, storytelling, spiritual dreams, and relationships with the opposite sex. According to James Stephenson, “art is a way to express trust in your own words…drawn to create a symbol that is pulled out of you.” He believes art, or literature should illustrate the lifestyles or problems of a certain group of people. In the book Language of the Land, James Stephenson discusses about the Hadzabe tribe....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Brown Spider Monkey

- ... Brown spider monkeys reside mainly in the high canopy of the rainforests though they can also be found in the middle and lower strata. To travel the brown spider monkey hangs, swinging from branch to branch, rather than walking or running on all fours. The brown spider monkey is very well adapted and important to life in the evergreen rainforest. Brown spider monkeys feed on a variety of fruits, leaves, and flowers and play a significant role in dispersing seeds throughout the rainforest ecosystem....   [tags: habitat, predators, ateles]

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Exploring Phobia

- Exploring Phobia Good afternoon class, do you fear of something. I believe that everybody has to fear of something, right. If that fears are more than normal and cause problems into your life, we call that “Phobia”. What is phobia....   [tags: Papers]

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The Negative Effects of Arachnaphobia

- A common everyday misconception is that phobias have a positive side effect on your personality, while in reality, phobias have a negative effect on you and your personality. For example, arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, causes one to have a change in personality changes, be unreasonable, and cause negative effects on your life. There have been many new discoveries made about phobias, and multiple treatments found, yet many people still find themselves facing an everyday dilemma when it comes to dealing with phobias....   [tags: fear, treatment, learned]

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Justification of Design Choices

- Justification of Design Choices For this first task I am required to create a web site for the Lancre Festival 2007. To produce this website I must include these 4 pages: · Homepage · Where To Stay · Festival Events · The Purple Spiders The first page otherwise known as the homepage; should have a big heading “The Lancre Festival” it should also have the dates underneath it. One off the requirements is to make sure the heading is colourful so it stands out. I will do this by making the heading a bright orange, and formatting it to make the outline stand out....   [tags: Papers]

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Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

- anxiety and panic attacks, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (1). Many of these symptoms cause people to avoid contact with the outside world, thus thrusting them deeper into their fears. The concept can be better understood through the example of a woman observed by researcher and psychiatrist Fraser Kent. This arachnophobic woman was so afraid of spiders that she would sweep, dust and vacuum twice a day to make sure spiders never settled in her home. She would clean, and then burn any bags coming from the grocery store to make sure that none entered the house from outside (2)....   [tags: symptoms, phobias]

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Analysis of the Poem Winter Piece by Charles Tomlinson

- ... Employment of punctuation is translucently visual, due to the strong use of commas, therefore creating a pause so to wind down the reader, for that reason using caesura, making the poem have a slow flow. Tomlinson works with grammatically correct, standard English , and an extensive variety of vocabulary which is obvious yet bold at times. This technique, of using such glossary, enhances the images formed in the readers mind. There is a duality in the meaning of the poem- war and the coldness of winter....   [tags: wintery, season, images, duality, poem]

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Classifications for Anxiety Disorders

- Are you or do you know someone, experiencing panic attacks or anxiety attacks. If so, it is important to be familiar with what these terms mean. Individuals frequently use panic and anxiety together, however; there are significant differences in the two and understanding the difference will make it easier to comprehend the relationship. Phobias are irrational fears that create interference within an individual’s daily routine. There are individuals who suffer from a phobia linked to pretty much any object or place imaginable....   [tags: Classification Essay]

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Herb Container Gardening

- Herb Container gardening is the good way to have control on your herbs growing next to your doorstep. You can move the container gardens when ever is required. If the herb plant requires sun light it can be shifted to warmer place and back into the shady area after getting too hot. Herb container gardens are used to beautify the surrounding and are very convenient. You can collect fresh herbs just before cooking from your home container garden. At night also it is convenient to collect herbs if it is planted in a container....   [tags: Gardening ]

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JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit

- JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit The Hobbit tells the story of a comfortable, friendly creature named Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo, like most hobbits, is similar to a human, but about half the size, and much more nible because they have leathery soles on thier feet, and not nearly as loud. Bilbo gets caught up in mysterious affairs much greater than his own hobbit-life affairs when, at the recommendation of a mysterious old wizard named Gandalf, he is hired as a "burglar" by a group of dwarves. These dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, son of Throror, son of Thrain are going to the Lonely Mountain in the East to reclaim their family's massive treasure from the great dragon Smaug who lives deep in the bo...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Faces of Evil in Fairy Tales

- As children, we hear many stories about the interactions between good and evil. Since each story or fable have different characters, the description of evil and good are different from one another. The good character will have different characteristic compared to evil one. “There are relatively few ways to do good, but countless ways to do evil, which can therefore have a much greater impact on our lives, and the lives of others beings capable of suffering. “ written by Plato. This saying could be the same for how the characteristics of good and evil effect how we see characters in fairy tales....   [tags: The Little Red Riding Hood]

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Character Study in Manual Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman

- Character Study in Manual Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman On the surface, Manual Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman is about politics and oppression. Caged literally and figuratively in an existential cell, both Molina and Valentin are wards of a police state and are therefore powerless to change their circumstances. But the novel is really about how spiritual freedom is cultivated and made manifest by Molina's retelling of his favorite movies. Because the substance of the films is first filtered through Molina's perspective, his perversion of the characters and plots reflect his own progression from an oppressed prisoner to a heroine who freely chooses the path to her own death....   [tags: Puig Kiss of the Spider Woman Essays]

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Why Do Fireflies Glow?

- Why do Fireflies Glow. Fireflies have evolved the ability to send from their abdomen as a means of communication with each other. The most important reason for the flashing is for sexual communication. Flash signals have been classified into two systems. One is where a continuously glowing female attracts a non-glowing male. The second is when a female, flashes a species-specific response to a flying male, who is broadcasting a pulsating signal. There are other functions of flashing as well, such as using their luminescence for lighting up the ground during landing and walking....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Spiders

- Spiders My essay is on spiders. I have chosen a few spiders to report about. I also have some basic info about spiders in general. Spiders comprise a large, widespread group of carnivorous arthropods. They have eight legs, can produce silk, and usually have poison glands associated with fangs. More than 30,000 species of spiders are found on every continent except Antarctica in almost every kind of terrestrial habitat and a few aquatic ones as well. Spiders range in body size from about 0.5 mm (0.02 in) to 9 cm (3.5 in)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Relationship between Fear and Hatred

- 1. Fear and hatred have a simple, yet sometimes illusive relationship. Numerous people, including Shakespeare, have defined this relationship to be that hatred originates from fear. In the first five chapters of Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo’s seemingly unrelated fear of weakness generates his unequivocal hatred toward unfortunate recipients. Okonkwo has a “fear of failure and of weakness” (13), which is exemplified by his father who “was in fact a coward and could not bear the sight of blood” (6)....   [tags: Okonkwo's Things Fall Apart]

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What´s a Trickster

- A trickster is an animal or possibly human character who is a master of clever deceit, physical harm, or magic, used in ways to get what he or she desires. A trickster often fools other or is the one, who is fooled, and the character is often a humorous one, but these tales are told to portray negative characteristics or to illustrate how worldly things have come to be. This trickster character has showed up in spoken word and literature all across the globe but some of the well-known tricksters today have come from West Africa, such as Anansi the Spider....   [tags: master of clever deceit, magic]

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Creative Writing: Chewing Gum, Spiders and Pigeons

- If I were invited into ‘room 101’ I would nominate the following things: chewing gum, spiders and pigeons. All of these things get on my nerves and deserve to go into room 101. The thing I dislike the most about chewing gum is where people leave it, on the bus, under tables and on the floor. It’s disgusting. Have you ever accidentally stepped on a piece of chewing gum just walking down the street. It gets stuck to your foot all day, you try and scrape it off, but it just isn’t budging. You then have to resort to using your fingers to pick off somebody else’s revolting ball of goo....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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All The Kings Men

- Trapped in the Web In the novel, All the Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren, the characters live out the consequences of decisions made in their pasts. Each character deals with the past in a different way. It costs some relationships. It costs some their careers. It even costs some their lives. I believe that Cass Mastern says it best when he says “…the world is like an enormous spider web and if you and if you touch it, however lightly, at any point the vibration ripples to the remotest perimeter and the drowsy spider feels the tingle and is drowsy no more but springs out to fling the gossamer coils about you who have touched the web and then injects the black, num...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Spiders for Biological Control

- Spiders for Biological Control With the ever-increasing problem of pest control, it is clear that some form biological must be implemented in order to help farmers. This biological control must be able to effectively control the pest population, this means not killing them but rather never letting the pest populations get too large. Through computer-simulated programs the Spider Division of Frankenstein, Inc. was able to genetically create a spider that genetically perfect for biological control....   [tags: Papers]

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My Blattiphobia

- Blattiphobia A great wave of fear filters through the body at the thought of creatures that slither and crawl. Of all the bugs, snakes, and spiders in this vast universe the appearance, feel, and behavior of the tree roach can induce a panic as intense as a heart attack. The appearance of a roach is fearful in itself. One of the frightening things about a roach is its shape. It is scary to think how aerodynamic its body is. The roach can flatten its body like a pancake, making it appear to move through walls....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives]

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Room 101 - Original Writing

- Room 101 - Original Writing One frosty winters evening Owen was watching his favourite wildlife show he was so concentrated watching the programme he couldn’t hear any footsteps or his front gate opening. Then suddenly he heard a noise it sounded like someone was knocking on the door Owen uncared for it then a couple of minutes later he heard it again so he opened the door. Owen slowly opened the door and there was a man the man said to Owen ‘Can I speak to Owen please?’ Owen then replied ‘yes that’s me’....   [tags: Papers]

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The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien

- The Hobbit is the story about Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who lives in Hobbiton. He enjoys a peaceful life in his elegant house, surrounded by beautiful surroundings. His life is suddenly interrupted when he’s sitting on a bench with his eyes closed, enjoying life. Bilbo opens his eyes and in front of him stands a tall bearded man, dressed in a grey coat and with a stick in his hand. It’s Gandalf who is looking for someone to share an adventure with. Before Bilbo even knows what kind of adventure he is talking about, Gandalf has invited himself to tea....   [tags: story analysis, Lord of the Rings]

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Question and Answers on Kathy

- 1. Who may Kathy be reminiscing to in the novel, (who is the audience she is addressing exactly). There are small hints throughout the first few chapters of the text that reveal that Kathy may be addressing an audience of other clones like her, and not an average person. She assumes that we, as readers are just like her and already know about her life. At one point, Kathy modestly acknowledges, “I don’t know how it was where you were” (11). She is obviously assuming that we are donors as well....   [tags: clones, gallery, animals, childhood]

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search engines

- Internet commerce is one of the fastest growing industries today. With the wide range of capabilities the web has it make it easier and cost efficient for businesses to make transactions with other businesses. One factor that allows businesses to find each other is search engines. Search engines are part of the reason the web is growing so rapidly. Search engines have many capabilities from using key words or phrases to find what you are looking for to using general statements to browse the web....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Monkey Garden

- The Monkey Garden The Monkey Garden by Sandra Cisneros tells the story of a young girl’s loss of childhood innocence. The story is narrated by a mature woman remembering her initiation into adolescence through the images and events that occurred in an unused neighborhood lot. She is not ready to mature into adolescence and uses her imagination to transform the lot into a fantasy garden--a place where she can hide from the adult world. The garden is the vehicle in which the narrator reveals her reluctance to leave behind the imaginary world of childhood and see the realities of the adult world....   [tags: Monkey]

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Why People Develop Phobias from Certain Things?

- Phobia, defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.” Each person can experience different types of phobia; some people suffer from Arachibutyrophobia, which – believe it or not – is fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth, and others suffer from Phronemophobia, which is a fear of thinking, can you imagine that. Phobia immensely affects the lives of those who suffer from it, as it is something that they cannot control nor can they change without professional help....   [tags: arachnophobia, freud, phronemophobia]

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Too Ugly to Be Loved: A BBC Documentary

- The BBC documentary ‘ too ugly to be loved’ conveys the lives of three individuals with body dysmorphic disorder. This video questions what happens when a person looks in the mirror and does not see what everyone else sees. The three people illustrated in the video are at different levels of severity in their BDD. BDD short for body dysmorphic disorder is classified in axis two of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as a somatoform disorder. Somatoform disorders are mental illnesses that cause bodily symptoms, which can’t be traced, back to any physical cause....   [tags: body dysmorphic disorder]

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The Heros Journey In The Hobbit : A Hero's Journey

- Movies are an important part of modern entertainment and is a great way to pass on myths and stories from earlier times. Most movies follow a similar pattern in the plot process. There is a hero, trials, and the hero eventually saves the day and possibly a damsel in distress. This common plot line is mainly called the Hero’s Journey, and is used in myths, books, movies, and even T.V shows. The cycle is important if you are trying to create a plot for a movie about a hero or a group of heroes and how they saved the day....   [tags: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Bilbo Baggins]

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Analysis Of Bilbo 's ' Bilbo '

- Changes in Bilbo Bilbo has gone through quite a bit of extraordinary changes throughout the book in a result of some pretty bizarre occurrences. In the beginning, Bilbo was the kind of Hobbit who had only found it necessary to step foot outside if it was to buy food or to observe the wildlife. Little did Bilbo know that his fate would soon lead to something more than just being a measly homebody Hobbit who had nothing better to do than to make a spot of tea. Bilbo would soon be put in death-defying situations that he must learn how to overcome by himself....   [tags: The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, One Ring]

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The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein - Bilbo's Noblest Moment

- Bilbo’s noblest moment in The Hobbit, a fantasy book by J. R. R. Tolkien, is when he gives up the Arkenstone, a precious jewel. He is commended by some for his graciousness of giving away such a treasure, for everyone was rushing to try to get it for themselves. Yet, Bilbo gave the stone to the Elvenking and went against of his friends to attempt to protect lives. This is especially noble since no one else could have achieved this action and been trusted. It revealed supreme generosity from Bilbo.Bilbo feels that it is essential to settle all the disputes which is why he concludes that giving up the Arkenstone would be the best alternative....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Experiment: Sexual Cannibalism in Spiders

- The experiment was conducted to test three different variables. These variables are an assessment of female aggressiveness, food deprivation, and staged male to female interactions. When testing the female aggressiveness, virgin females were run through a latency of attack assay to determine their aggressiveness. The spiders were given 30 seconds and a cricket was dropped in and a measurement was taken of how long interaction occurred between the cricket and the spider. When testing food deprivation, the number of days that female spiders went without food varied and was paired in groups of 1, 3, and 5 days for routine feeding....   [tags: female aggressiveness, food depravation]

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Charlotte's Web

- Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web is a moving story about farm animals. Many writers use abstract and abstruse diction to interpret a particular idea but E. B. White is different. The language used, the style, and the plots in this book are very humorous that I find it so impressive. The author, E. B. White, excels in creating animal characters that can talk and feel normally like humans as a simple farm was depicted as a lively family....   [tags: Papers]

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`` Spider M Turn Off The Dark ``

- Chris Tierney, a spider-man stunt double for the Broadway musical, “Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark”, was critically injured due to a rigging accident during one of the shows’ performances. The show includes many technical rigging elements that are a risk to everyone involved and has had more than one accident since the run of the show began. According to ABC News, there has been six delayed openings and five injured cast members (including Tierney) since the run of the show began. . Tierney’s accident could have easily been fatal....   [tags: Safety, Accident, Stagecraft, Inspection]

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The Causes and Treatments of the Most Common Phobias

- The first common phobia is claustrophobia. Someone with claustrophobia tends to avoid certain places and situations that would involving them in tight spaces or narrow pathways. The possibilities of claustrophobic person getting into tight spaces or narrow pathways will start experiencing anxiety attack or panic attack. People who have claustrophobia rather walk up 10 or more flights of stairs than ride in elevators. Someone who is claustrophobic isn't afraid of tight or closed spaces, they are afraid of what would happens in the tight spaces or closed spaces....   [tags: claustrophobia, agoraphobia]

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The Guam Rail Should Be Saved from Possible Extinction

- The Guam Rail or Ko’ko bird is a flightless bird which was endemic to Guam. The Guam Rail is mostly brown with white stripes on its stomach. It grows up to a height of 30cm and is omnivorous. There used to be as many as 10,000 Guam Rails on the island and they were easily spotted. However, during World War II, the Brown Tree Snake (Boiga irregularis) came to Guam and devastated native bird populations. The Guam Rail was one of the native birds that were annihilated. In just 30 years, the Guam Rail population plummeted to just 21 birds....   [tags: Endangered Species, Extinct, Birds]

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Analysis of Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig

- ... Homosexuals may have also felt insulted because of the fact that it seemed that Valentin was having these relations with Molina as he seemed to do this in order to use him as a messenger. Gays/Lesbians might have felt insulted as they might have interpreted as being an object. This particular thing can be viewed when Valentin offers to kiss Molina to indirectly persuade him to do something for him: “- Molina, what is it. Did you want to ask for what you asked for before. -What. -The kiss -No, it was something else....   [tags: homosexuals, relationships, friendship]

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Watership Down by Richard Adams

- In light of the description of anthropomorphism, I think it is only fitting to use the novels Charlotte’s Web and Watership Down to demonstrate them. While both of these novels show animals behaving in different manners, they are both uncharacteristic of normal animal behaviour. Charlotte’s Web shows animals behaviour as primarily human while Watership Down demonstrates animals behaving mostly as animals. This said, we see that both these novels show their characters with human traits, however they are all confined to their physical limitations as animals....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Science Fiction: The Making of a Super Soldier

- If you’re in love with comic books, with cartoons or read science fiction books about superheros. I’m pretty sure you’ve read or saw one about a super soldier. The idea of having a super soldier in real life would be surreal. What you could use the soldier would change war and battle strategies. Forcing soldiers to come up with different strategies. It would also force the enemy as well to change its battle plan or probably fleeing back. Super soldiers are those who are strong and able to resist anything and anyone....   [tags: comic books, cartoons ]

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- ... They don't pull me. The white-noise-water is so thick that I sink all on my own. But they keep me still, powerless. “Dumbass!” “Fucking worthless.” “Just die!” No, no, no. I choke, hiccuping and sobbing huge tears that I swallow and gag on. I twist and wriggle, a fish caught on some terrible hook and dragged out of its element. It's no use. It's getting darker and darker. A whimper escapes my throat as it gets harder and harder to move but fear – not simple fear but whole body gut wrenching terror – lends me strength....   [tags: short story]

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Web Analytics : Analysis Of Qualitative And Quantitative Data From A Website

- Web Analytics is the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data from a website and the competition to drive continual improvement of the online experience that customers and potential customers have, which translates into desired outcome. Also, use of Web analytics is said to enable a business to attract more visitors, retain or attract new customers for goods or services, or to increase the dollar volume each customer spends. Web Analytics 2.0 is defined based on the following paradigm, Clickstream answers the what....   [tags: World Wide Web, Website, Web page]

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Physics of Tennis Racquets

- Missing figures Tennis racquets with old type of strings did not allow power and control over the racquet at the same time. To get a powerful stroke player had to hit the ball with the area of racquet closer to the tip of the racquet (toe). To obtain control and to reduce vibration of the racquet, player had to hit the ball with the area of racquet called “sweet spot”, located around the geometric center of the head. NASA’s 1973 Skylab 3 mission showed that tapered strings can move the “sweet spot” from the center of the racquet toward the position of greater power....   [tags: physics sport sports tennis]

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The Amazing Spider-man

- ... Spider-man could be anyone giving a sense that he is ‘the superhero who could be you’2. This idea started a comic revolution, which later resulted in comics such as The Incredible Hulk, and X-men3. An article by Christopher Conway introduces and idea that “The Amazing Spider-man” can be seen as an ‘extension of a conservative view of politics and public life.’ This claim is supported by the view that Spider-man’s heroics are placed at the service of Cold War politics, battling communists and personal gain4....   [tags: film analysis, peter parker]

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A Research Study On Phobias

- The topic I chose to research is phobias. A phobia is considered an anxiety disorder in which a person has an irrational or extreme fear of something. There are two types of phobias: specific phobias, which is a fear of certain objects or situations and social phobias, where people feel threatened in social situations. I decided to research a specific phobia, spiders. The article I found was published in 2015 and aims to explain the difference in “Perception, evaluation and visuomotor processing of ambiguous schematic stimuli between spider-fearful and control participants,” (Haberkamp & Schmidt, 2015)....   [tags: Phobia, Fear, Phobias, Specific phobia]

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Web Analytics Analysis And Analysis

- Web analytics is collection of web data to understand and optimize web usage by Analyzing and reporting the web data. It helps us study how much impact the website has on its users and thus helps optimize the website based on the results of web analysis. Web analytics helps us know critical information about our website like how many visitors who visited our website, Bounce rate (the number of visitors visited the website and exited rather than going to another page), unique visitors, time they were on the site, Links that brought them to the site, which keywords get traffic to the site....   [tags: World Wide Web, Web page, Cache, Web browser]

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Miles Morales As Spider Man

- Miles Morales as Spider-Man Miles Morales (Spider-Man) Miles Morales (Spider-Man) Okay, Sam Wilson is one example; but, we also have Miles Morales who is the new African-American Spider-Man; but, not only that, he is in (was) an interracial relationship with Kaite Bishop. That itself shows a little more diversity as well with Miles. The difference we see here is that although he is essentially replacing the past Spider-Man who was Caucasian, it 's not necessarily mentioned or you don 't necessarily think about it too much....   [tags: Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, Superhero]

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

- Genre of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is action, adventure, and fantasy. The film was set in New York City during 2010s. A brief storyline of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is that, the main protagonist Peter Parker discovers that his most critical battle is ready to begin. It is wonderful to be Spider-Man, but for Peter Parker especially, there is no feeling like swinging between towers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen Stacey who is a girlfriend and a helper of Peter. However, being Spider-Man has disadvantages: only Spider-Man could protect the New York citizens from the terrible enemies that threaten the New York City....   [tags: Film Observation Essay]

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An Essay About David Bowie

- One of the biggest inspirations in my life has always been David Bowie due to many of his works and his creativity. Throughout his life, Bowies uniqueness always stood out to me. His music and alter egos inspired me to be who I am today and have taught me to embrace my creativity and flaws. Although we both have a similar personality, Bowie grew up a lot different than me. David Bowie was born David Robert Jones on January 8th, 1947 in Brixton, South London, England. David Bowie became interested in music at age 13 when he started learning how to play saxophone....   [tags: David Bowie]

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Bilbo Baggins' Transformation Depicted in Tolkien's The Hobbit

- Bilbo Baggins changes a lot in the novel The Hobbit. In the beginning he is a small peaceful Hobbit who lives in Hobbiton. He loves to keep things in order, and hates things that are disorganized. “Please be careful,” and “Please don’t trouble. I can manage” (Tolkein, 12). Then one day a wizard by the name of Gandalf comes and gives Bilbo the opportunity to go on an adventure. Bilbo turns his offer down, but the next day thirteen dwarves come to his house. They have meals together and they sleep at Bilbo’s house....   [tags: critical essay, literature analysis]

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The Archetypal Hero : Blbo And Bilbo

- In J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel, The Hobbit, Bilbo develops not only the ability to be a hero, but also the mindframe to believe he can be a hero. In the beginning of the book, he starts out as a timid, scared hobbit. As he goes on more adventures, his self-confidence and heroism grows. He discovers how he can be a Baggins while also being a Took. Bilbo can also be compared and contrasted to another archetypal hero, Odysseus, from Homer’s The Odyssey. Bilbo does some very heroic things throughout the book, yet is still seen as weak and frail at times....   [tags: The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings]

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Temperate Deciduous Forest and Missouri

- Warsaw, Missouri holds the record for both the coldest and the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Missouri ("Missouri Facts and Trivia"). The temperate deciduous forest is home to unique ecosystems and plentiful wildlife and vegetation. The temperature and precipitation in this biome is not too high or too low, hence the word temperate in the name. The terrain in the temperate deciduous biome has a great effect on the adaptations of the living organisms in the area. Missouri belongs in the temperate deciduous forest biome because both regions have similar climate, locations, terrain, flora, and fauna....   [tags: temperature, biome, precipitation, ecosystem]

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The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien

- The Hobbit By J.R. Tolkien The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who lives in a hole in a hill. He enjoys a quiet life but it is interrupted by a surprise visit by the wizard Gandalf. Gandalf comes with a company of dwarves led by Thorin. They were searching to recover a lost treasure that was being guarded by a dragon named Smaug, at the Lonely Mountain. Gandalf decided Bilbo would be helpful to the team as a burglar. On the journey, Bilbo and the dwarves encounter all sorts of villains and obstacles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Why Intelligence is more Benefited than Strength

- One may believe that intelligence is better than strength because without intelligence many people would not be alive today. Everyone needs to have intelligence to be able to know how to do a little bit. Many reasons why intelligence is more valuable than strength is because, in the Hobbit, Biblo outwitted Gollum in the dark cage and he also outwitted the spiders and Smaug. Without intelligence the dwarves and Biblo would have never been able to escape all kinds of trouble, also, for scientific reasons....   [tags: the hobbit, intelligence, gollum, strength]

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Phobias: The Cause, the Effect and the Solution

- Phobias: The Cause, the Effect and the Solution Phobias that happen during early childhood can lead to social anxieties and to certain life changing disorders. Phobia, by definition is an extremely strong dislike or fear of someone or something. However it is not just a dislike, it is a factor that can rule someone's entire life. The individual that suffers from this disorder commits great lengths to avoid the object. If unavoidable the individual with go through the situation with great distress....   [tags: Psychology, Disorder, Dislike]

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Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi

- Primo Levi, in his novel Survival in Auschwitz (2008), illustrates the atrocities inflicted upon the prisoners of the concentration camp by the Schutzstaffel, through dehumanization. Levi describes “the denial of humanness” constantly forced upon the prisoners through similes, metaphors, and imagery of animalistic and mechanistic dehumanization (“Dehumanization”). He makes his readers aware of the cruel reality in the concentration camp in order to help them examine the psychological effects dehumanization has not only on those dehumanized, but also on those who dehumanize....   [tags: dehumanization, concentration camps]

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Laser Treatment for Spider Veins

- Spider veins are tiny veins occurring beneath the skin and having a shape similar to that of a spider. These veins commonly develop on the thighs, face, ankles and calves. Usually, they are red, blue or purple in color and are disfiguring cosmetically. They radiate from a central point and are termed as “telangiectasias”. They appear like the branches radiating from the trunk of a tree. Laser treatment for spider veins is a non invasive and effective method of getting rid of spider veins. Cause of spider veins: The exact cause of the development of spider veins is not known....   [tags: Medical Science]

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The Ramist Logic of Edward Taylor's Upon a Spider Catching a Fly

- The Ramist Logic of Edward Taylor's Upon a Spider Catching a Fly Like other Puritanical writers of his generation, Edward Taylor looked to nature and utilized it as an example of a belief system that he had already deemed factual. The use Ramist logic here may seem irrational to many. The very essence of logic commands that we must first look toward nature and then draw conclusions from it. In his work, "Upon a Spider Catching a Fly", Taylor applies his doctrine in advance by using the interaction between an arachnid and a certain contrasting insect as an example of the Calvinist theory of predestination; the belief that one's fate cannot be influenced by one's works or earthly deeds....   [tags: Edward Taylor Upon Spider Catching Fly]

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