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Hester Prynne Analysis

- Can’t Sugar Coat A Sin D. H. Lawrence uses numerous literary techniques to effectively critique the character Hester Prynne in his essay On The Scarlet Letter for her sin of adultery in The Scarlet Letter. D.H. Lawrence views Hester Prynne as a lustful shrew who throws herself at Dimmesdale for the sake of tarnishing his purity. He believes her actions speak for all women; every single women is guilty of such sins as Hester is. Lawrence’s essay on Hester achieves its desired effect of smearing Hester’s reputation through repetition, allusions, and concise syntax....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Strategies to Interpret the Difficult Poem "Do Got Go Gentle into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas

- Analyzing the poem Do Got Go Gentle into That Good Night, by Dylan Thomas, was multifaceted. This well known poem leaves the reader a complex message within six stanzas, each getting closer to death. For example, the poem can be split into three parts ending in a personal message. The first stanza of the poem is considered the introduction. The next four stanzas give examples on how the speaker is feeling. The last stanza, the personal message, is directed towards the speaker’s father. Literary strategies allow the reader to interpret and give meaning to a poem that can be difficult to interpret....   [tags: Do Got Go Gentle into That Good Night, Dylan Thoma]

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Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America, by John M. Barry

- In a passage from his book, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America, author John M. Barry makes an attempt use different rhetorical techniques to transmit his purpose. While to most, the Mississippi River is only some brown water in the middle of the state of Mississippi, to author John M. Barry, the lower Mississippi is an extremely complex and turbulent river. John M. Barry builds his ethos, uses elevated diction, several forms of figurative language, and different styles of syntax and sentence structure to communicate his fascination with the Mississippi River to a possible audience of students, teachers, and scientists....   [tags: Complexities, Literary Analysis]

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Language Analysis : The Community Clinic At The University Of West Georgia For A Therapy Session

- JW, the subject of this language analysis, was an eleven year old boy who visited the Comprehensive Community Clinic at the University of West Georgia for a therapy session. The therapy session was conducted by a student clinician from the university. JW is autistic boy who also exhibited some issues with articulation and facial motor control, other than that he seemed to be of normal health. Prior to the session, the clinician allowed JW to spend some time looking out the window. In this exercise, JW had to describe what he saw outside the window....   [tags: Linguistics, English language, Language, Lexeme]

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Data, Information Or Knowledge? Program Visualization Tools And Compare It With The Tool Developed

- Abstract- It’s impractical to grasp complex data or explore large amounts of programming code, if we only use words or texts. The dynamic process is extremely difficult to convey using these static presentation media. Visualization tools are visual explanation of data, information or knowledge. Program visualization is one of the various techniques developed over the years to aid novices with their hitches in learning to program. It consists of different graphical – often animated – and textual objects, picturing the execution of programs, their structure, behavior and evolution....   [tags: Programming language, Computer program]

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The Alabama Clerics Made A Public Statement Directed Towards Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

- Eight Alabama clergymen made a public statement directed towards Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. containing many criticisms against the civil rights movement. The criticisms were as follows: (1) The issue of race relations should be handled by local leaders instead of “outsiders” like himself. (2) Pressing the court and negotiation among local leaders is a better path. (3) The Negro community should be more patient, for the workings of the legal system take time. (4) The demonstrations are “unwise and untimely.” (5) The methods used by demonstrators are extreme and (6) If it weren’t for the police, your demonstrations would have turned violent....   [tags: Civil disobedience, Nonviolence]

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Telugu Speakers of English and the Influence of Mother Tongue on Their Comprehensibility

- English in India is taught and learned as a second language. The significance of the ability to speak or write English has notably increased in the 20th century. English has become the de facto standard in India not because it has been approved by any ‘standards’ organization but because it is extensively used by many information and technology industries which are acknowledged as being standard. All learners make errors in the process of learning English. It is inevitable that they make mistakes, however, the question here is, ‘Why do learners continue to make the same mistake even when such mistakes have been repetitively pointed out to them’....   [tags: ESL, education, errors]

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Social Class And Prejudice By ' Wuthering Heights ' And ' Pride '

- Social Class in Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice Once upon a time, there was a girl named Cinderella. She lived with her mean stepmother and two ugly stepsisters, who treated her as their servant. This story could go on, but almost everyone has heard of Cinderella’s story. Many stories, including Cinderella, show differences in social class and how characters are constantly trying to climb the social ladder. Cinderella’s family treats her poorly and shows how orphans are considered to be part of the lower class....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Wuthering Heights]

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Functional Illiteracy : A Far Reaching Social Issues With Few Easy Solution

- Functional Illiteracy: A Far Reaching Social Issues with Few Easy Solution In his essay “The Human fee of an Illiterate Society,” Jonathan Kozol addresses the challenges that people who 're functionally illiterate face on an everyday basis, and posits the argument that society at significant suffers from this concern as good. For illustration, Kozol mentions the fact that many of these people vote blindly or do not vote at all in elections, concluding that their uninformed votes could have influenced the elected officials who took place of business....   [tags: Functional illiteracy, Literacy, Writing]

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I Dug Beneath The Cypress Shade By Thomas L. Peacock

- “One stupid mistake can change everything.” -Unknown. This quote is simple yet meaningful. It shows the reader that simple things people do can have a major effect on the people and world around them. The poem “I Dug Beneath The Cypress Shade” by Thomas L. Peacock is a great example of just how major the consequences of our actions can be. In the poem, the speaker describes digging and decorating a metaphorical grave for the dying love between him and the person he loved. The speaker hints that the reason their love for one another has died is because they both made mistakes, and the consequences of those mistakes were fatal for their relationship....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Alliteration, Love]

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Literary Devices in Following the Equator by Mark Twain

- 1. Through repetition of key words or ideas, you can emphasize the significance of your point and help the reader understand it more clearly. Additionally, repetition used between separate sentences can help bring together the different ideas and result in a more cohesive argument. 2. Juxtaposition can be effectively used to compare or contrast two seemingly different things in order to highlight the differences between the two and create differentiation between the two. In characterization, these parallels can help the reader better understand the characters personality by comparing them to another characters who is opposite them....   [tags: Analysis, Literary Terms]

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: The Individual Supremacy

- American Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” Here, he stresses the idea of a rugged individual who champions the reliance on himself rather than allowing society to manipulate his beliefs. This theory is the cornerstone of many individuals’ philosophy and has been proven ubiquitous in the writings of many American authors....   [tags: mark twain]

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he Death of Benny Paret by Norman Mailer

- Fierce, vehement, and feral, Emile Griffith punched Benny Paret 18 times within a mere 3 seconds. These crucial 3 seconds became life-changing for the enduring Benny Paret as he confronted death; unfortunately, Paret could not bear the deep wound inflicted to him by Griffith and has passed away. In the stands, the audience was frightened by what they saw, but one in particular, Norman Mailer, was also appalled and incredulous in what he had witnessed. Afterwards, Norman Mailer published a passage, The Death of Benny Paret, describing the brutal fight and delineating his perspective on the issue....   [tags: brutal fight, controlling the mood]

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Suprasegmentals and The Role They Play in Communications

- This is a look at Suprasegmentals and their role in communications universally. That even in another language that the emotional message at least for the main emotions of anger, fear, excitement, happiness or neutral emotions are decoded by 66%. There are many cues that add to the decoding of speech and though tones are only one area they play a big part in our overall awareness of communications in general. There have been experiments that have been done in this area resulting in concepts about suprasegmentals....   [tags: language, facial expressions, emtocions]

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Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

- In the novel, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Sedaris has used various literary terms which followed the use of a clear tone. This is clearly depicted with the author’s choice of words, as well as, figurative language. This demonstrates the author’s talent for casually laying out the absurdities of his daily experiences. In the novel, Sedaris has used a depressed tone. He explains how he is depressed by the French instructor. He explains that he is not alone to be belittled, but others also experience a similar attitude from the teacher, during the time they spent in class (Sedaris 13)....   [tags: david sedaris, literary tones, american society]

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Time, Again By Breece D ' J Pancake

- In the short story “Time and Again” by the author, Breece D’J Pancake recounts the story of a veteran farmer who is a snow plow driver for a living. The nameless narrator is a widower and his son disappeared. Reading the short story for the first time it is apparent that the author makes it a challenge for their reader to understand the story. The story at first is confusing and leaves the reader questioning the character. After a second or third read, it is noticeable that the author sets clues and makes it more obvious that this is a story of a murderer....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Snow, KILL]

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Epilepsy in the Eyes of Linguistic Skills

- Communication is the most important aspect in our life. Imagine yourself standing on the side of a river and you need to cross that river to reach your destiny, eventually you will realize that your goals relies on building a bridge. That bridge symbolizes communication and the level of importance to us. Almost every one uses different ways of communication; gestures, signs or words. Language was invented due to our necessity for communication. It is an extremely important component that we use; it symbolizes the instrument that allows us to express our needs, ideas and feelings....   [tags: communication, language, brain]

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Analysis of The Judges by Elie Wiesel

- The Judges, by Elie Wiesel, tells the story of five passengers on a flight from New York to Tel Aviv, who find themselves in a tumultuous situation after their plane is forced to land due to bad weather. The passengers, saved from the weather by a local beneficiary, quickly realize the malicious intent of their host. The Judge, as their host deems himself, interrogates the passengers and forces them to justify their reasons for living in his maniacal game. The passengers introspectively contemplate their own lives as they judge the lives of each other....   [tags: elie wiesel, tone, the judges]

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Summary Of ' The Scarlet Letter '

- Troy Okamoto AP English Mr. Kam September 12, 2014 The Scarlet Letter Book Report My reaction to The Scarlet Letter can only be summed up in one word: empathy. The amount of shame and struggles that Hester Prynne experienced was surreal, and she has witnessed such unimaginative events. Hester, wearing the "A" of shame, doesn 't reveal the name of the father, which drives her into embarrassment. Hester is not only shameful but also corrupt, for she invests herself to the lover of her child. The struggles that Hester faces with her daughter after she returns home is poignant, and the story ends in such a solitude way that one would sympathize with her....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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Drafting The Elderly Into Service, Just Kidding

- Aaron Jeu Instructor Acevedo English 100 23 June 2015 Drafting the Elderly into Service, Just Kidding From time to time, this question may run through a younger individual’s mind: “What good are old people for?” American society stereotypes the elderly as unwell, feeble, unproductive and even a financial burden to the government and families. In the layered excerpt, “A Proposal to Draft America’s Elderly,” author David Rothkopf utilizes literary devices such as syntax, sarcastic tone, and style to stimulate discussion over how the nation is unsure of what to do with the elderly....   [tags: Retirement, Old age, Gerontology, Ageing]

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The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a short story that follows part of the life of a woman in the 1800 's in a diary-like format. The story follows a woman who has moved into a house while waiting for the previous one to be remodeled. She has just had a baby that she is not allowed to see, and her husband continues to keep her locked in a room unless she has an escort. In this era women were seen as delicate objects that were prone to intense emotion and in need of constant control by their husbands the escorts and ability to lock her away were, at that time, deemed appropriate ways to deal with his wife’s depression after birth....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Woman]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- THE GREAT GATSBY The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald was written in a unique and intellectual way using three devices providing the readers with detailed descriptions, emotions and creativity capturing the American Dream. They are Diction, Syntax, and connotation, Fitzgerald 's word choices and arrangement of the sentences using this devices put an image in our mind to how the Jazz Age use to be back then. The author was able to recreate Jazz Age or the roaring 20s is when wealthy people spend their money on alcohol, material things that will not last a long time in the novel in order to enhance the aspect of the American Dream back then and in current human society....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Roaring Twenties]

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The Sense Of Style By Lewis Carroll

- Lewis Carroll’s original story of Alice in Wonderland was released in 1865 and focuses on a young girl’s adventures in a dream world in which she experiences size changes and encounters different creatures. Alice’s adventures express the importance of imagination and adventure throughout childhood, and the story acts as a progression of how children grow into adults both physically and emotionally. Carroll builds this image of Victorian England through the language he uses throughout the novel, and it is particularly evident in the conversation between Alice and the Caterpillar....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Victorian era]

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The Way It Was By Ernest Hemingway

- It was Ernest Hemingway’s belief that “for a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment” (Nobel Prize Speech). This means that each time someone puts pen to paper, he should strive for such realness that it seems unreal. Rhetoric, or use of language, is the most critical aspect of writing. This is because a skilled use of rhetoric not only allows the writer to convey his ideas to an audience, but also manipulate the way the audience perceives them....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Short story, Meaning of life]

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The Great Gatsby - Stylistic Devices

- Chapter One In Chapter One, F. Scott Fitzgerald mainly uses detail to introduce the setting and characters. For example, when introducing the main setting of the book, he describes his house as squeezed between two huge places that rented for twelve or fifteen thousand a season. (9). One of these houses was Gatsby's. This detail gives the reader an idea of what kind of town this was, and what kind of people lived in it. Fitzgerald also uses detail to introduce characters. When introducing Daisy, one of the main characters, he says that she had bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth with an excitement in her voice that men who cared for her found difficult to forget......   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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Growing Up in McAuliffe's 'Black Box'

- Transition from childhood to adulthood is a major element in our lives and to many individuals this can be a daunting experience. The poem ‘Black Box’, by John McAuliffe, portrays this change from the perspective of an individual who is resistant to the development from childhood to maturity. This essay will critically examine the way this interpretation is formed by following the model established by I.A.Richards and critics of the New School. The aim of this model is to construct an understanding of a text “by isolating the text from history and context.” (Barry, 2009, p.15) In terms of poetry, the model focuses on the way literary techniques, structure and form contribute to the meaning o...   [tags: Literature]

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Analysis of Totally by Taylor Mali

- People of the current generation have adjusted their speech in order to avoid criticism for whatever opinions they may express. Of course, we all have opinions, but do we want to be told that we’re wrong. No, and society has changed because of our weakness and inability to accept being wrong. Instead of declaring our thoughts with absolute belief, we add an interrogative tone to allow things we say to be changed without it having an affect on how smart or cool we seem to be. In “Totally,” Taylor Mali uses figurative language, diction, and syntax to convey that society has lost its voice of conviction....   [tags: Totally, Taylor Mali]

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Formal Specification Language for Agent-Based Systems

- Introduction Software engineers have learned, from several incidents, that the behaviors of a system ought to be understood and documented before the system is place in operation. One amongst such incidents that's associated with autonomous software agents especially is that the crash of Air France's airliner 320 at associate air show in Gregorian calendar month 1988. Airliner 320 was the first fly-by-wire rider craft within the world. In alternative words, it had been controlled by associate autonomous agent....   [tags: software engineers, multi agent system, slabs]

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Technology's Impact on the English Language

- Since the Industrial Revolution, technology has permeated and become an integral part of our everyday lives. In fact, a life without technology seems almost impossible to imagine. Almost everyone, around the globe, has access to technology in one form or another. Consequently this type of technology has become ingrained into our culture. Its roots are so deep that it is now peculiar to see someone without a smartphone than with one. Consequently, smartphones and the Internet have radically changed the manner in which we communicate and how we communicate with one another....   [tags: degradation of the English language]

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Schools Awaken to Teens' Sleep Needs

- “Hundreds of school districts around the country have pushed back school start times” States the writer for the Chicago Tribune, Kay Manning. In her essay, “Schools Awaken to Teens’ Sleep Needs,” implies students are impaired by their lack of sleep. Manning’s purpose is to convey the idea that it is a necessity for schools to look into starting school later due to the effects of sleep deficiency on children and their school work. She adopts an urgent tone in order to grab the support of her adult readers....   [tags: rhetorical analysis of Kay Manning essay]

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The Types Of Meaning Of Semantics

- The Types of Meaning Semantics is the study of meaning; it concerns itself specifically with logical and conceptual meaning. Specificity is necessary in this case, as the search for meaning has been the remit of various fields of research and study for centuries - each defining “meaning” according to their own needs. Whilst it is difficult to justify such a demarcation it is nonetheless necessary, to separate the fields of “real world” knowledge from meaning in language itself. Broadening the definition of meaning too widely, as Leech accuses Bloomfield of, would result in a vast area of knowledge impossible to pierce in any systematic manner (qtd....   [tags: Semantics, Linguistics, Philosophy of language]

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The Talking Ape, By Robbins Burling

- My younger brother used to ask questions all the time about how certain words were invented. “Who came up with the word sky. Why did they call it that?” were some of many questions I was asked when we were growing up. I always had to tell him that I had no idea or that it just happened. What Jonathan was questioning is a concept that linguists and anthropologists are still trying to answer today. The evolution of language is an incredibly difficult process to determine. Robbins Burling has written an entire book about, The Talking Ape, and still cannot definitively prove that the theories he presents are the exact way that language developed....   [tags: Linguistics, Language, Universal grammar]

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Grammar and the Role of Writing Center Tutors as Teachers of Grammar

- Grammar and the Role of Writing Center Tutors as Teachers of Grammar Communication in any form requires a protocol. The evolution of language from sounds into words is proof of that. People recognized that in order for two people to understand each other, they must have a common code that will allow each one to transmit and receive signals accurately. If the word “red” signified two different colors to two different people, for example, then there would be a breakdown of communication. Language has grown complex over time and in its current form, it enables users to communicate with precision and nuance....   [tags: Teaching Writing Grammer Education]

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The Evolution of C++ as a Programming Language

- The Evolution of C++ as a Programming Language C++ is a very useful programming language. Many educational curriculums will include either C or C++ as the tool entry-level programmers will use to learn the syntax, semantics, and data structures key to effective programming that is required of computer scientists. C++ is such a diverse language, one cannot help but wonder how it became the popular language it is today, and this paper is going to demonstrate just that. Introduction to CPL Cis the great-grandfather of C++, designed in 1963....   [tags: Information Technology]

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Comparison of Python and C#

- Python is designed from the ground up as a cross-platform, object-oriented programming language. The scale of python's success is easy to grasp when looking at the long list of highly successful products and organisations making use of it. Some of these include Google, YouTube, BitTorrent, NASA and the NSA (Lutz, 2009), but why has it become so widely adopted?.Much of Python's power comes from its huge "standard library", which has an extensive set of modules that allow programmers to easily build powerful applications....   [tags: Computer Science]

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Language As An Essential Element

- Window to Linguistics Guy Deutscher the author of the book, The Unfolding of Language, indicates the importance of language existence in human life by saying, “of all mankind’s manifold creations, language must take pride of place. Other inventions—the wheel, agriculture, sliced bread—may have transformed our material existence, but the advent of language is what made us human. Compared to language, all other inventions pale in significance, since everything we have ever achieved depends on language and originates from it.“ Language is a tool that lets us as humans to present our ideas thoughts, and inventions; discuss about it at group; convince other that it is a groundbreaki...   [tags: Linguistics, Language, Natural language]

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The Origins Of The English

- Language contact, the social situation and the attitudes towards English language have triggered a chain of reactions in its development. The arrival of invaders to the British Isles at different points in time that spoke several languages and dialects is a main factor. The passage through Old English (OE), Middle English (ME) and Modern English (MoE) to Present Day English (PDE) has been carried out in different levels, being some of them more affected than other depending on the period. From OE to Early MoE the language has been developed as a result of the waves of invaders, but from Late MoE it evolved from the British conquests of other territories....   [tags: English language, England]

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Personal Triumph By Fredrick Douglas

- Personal Triumph Fredrick Douglas is a well known figure in the abolishment movement through his narrative “Learning to Read and Write,” Douglas shares his own personal journey of how he learns to read and write. His organization helps the reader get a better grasp of the stages in his life; his innocence, his epiphany, his loathing and finally his determination. Through the use of syntax and diction, metaphors and the use of irony, he portrays the thoughts that went through his mind as a slave....   [tags: Abolitionism, Slavery in the United States]

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Character Development Is An Art

- Character development is an art, one that requires careful manipulation of aspects of literature in order to craft the being an author intends, yet with translation views and meanings can change, creating, hopefully similar, but potentially different characters. “Goddess of song, teach me the story of a hero. This was the man of wide-ranging spirit who had sacked the sacred town of Troy and who wandered afterwards long and far” (Shewring 1). This introduction from Shewring immediately sets an idea in the reader’s mind as to what kind of person Odysseus is: a hero....   [tags: Odyssey, Athena, Odysseus, Zeus]

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An Analysis Of Hester Prynne

- Nathaniel Hawthorne’s protagonist Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter is the subject of many interpretations and perceptions. In his satirical essay, D.H. Lawrence clearly explains his opinions about sin and pure appearances in society, and focuses on those of Hester Prynne. Lawrence uses sarcastic tone, concise syntax, and Biblical allusions to express his disdainful opinions of Hester Prynne. Lawrence uses a sarcastic tone throughout his critique to mock Hester Prynne and the people who believe that she is worth honoring....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Clarifying Misconceptions about Accents in The Myth of the Non-accent by R. Lippi-Green

- The Myth of Non-Accent By: R. Lippi-Green (2012) This chapter focused mainly on misconceptions and attempting to clarify those misconceptions about accents. In the opinion of linguists, accent is a difficult word to define. This is due to the fact that language has variation therefore when it comes to a person having an accent or not, there is no true technical distinction because every person has different phonological aspects to their way of speaking. However, when forced to define this word, it is described as “a way of speaking” (Lippi-Green, 2012, p.44)....   [tags: linguist, dialect, language]

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Rhetorical Annalysis of Benjamin Banneker's Letter to Thomas Jefferson

- ... The direct quotes from political and religious documents give his appeal logos. He appeals to pathos by repeatedly comparing how Thomas Jefferson felt while fighting for American freedom to his own feelings of hardship. He refers to slavery as “groaning captivity” and “cruel oppression.” These words are meant specifically to give Jefferson a vivid mental picture and tug at his heart strings a little bit. Banneker, multiple times in his letter states something he believes to be true about the troubles of slavery and juxtaposes it with words from the Declaration of Independence or other political documents....   [tags: ethos, arguement, slavery]

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Analysis of Anthony in William Sheakespeare´s Julius Caesar

- In Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Mark Antony is a friend and was the right hand man of Julius Caesar. When time came for the death of Caesar, Antony swore allegiance to Brutus and the conspirators, but in truth had deceived them. Brutus had given Antony the right to speak at the funeral of Caesar, but Gaius Cassius had warned against this and Cassius was right to. At the funeral Antony would be the undoing of the conspirators in his funeral oration. After Brutus had given a reasonable speech convincing the people Caesar had to die for he was an ambitious man, but being naïve he left to many holes in his explanation....   [tags: Friends, Politics, Rome]

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The Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck

- In the Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck used imagery as a major component of the first chapter. He often refers to things as an earthtone. (“To the Red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth.” Page 1, chapter 1.) He uses this as a way to give us a representation of what the world is looking like, but not only physically; he sets the tone with this imagery, showing us how it feels to live in this world. He uses personification throughout this chapter as well, (“The weeds grew darker to protect themselves, and they did not spread anymore.”Page 1, Chapter 1.) He gives nature a resilient personality, personifying it to...   [tags: John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath]

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Learning English as a Second Language

- In our modern education system many students are faced with the challenge of learning English as a second language (ESL). This can be a difficult transition period for students and a challenge for the educator as well. Learning English as a second language is a barrier that must be overcome if the student is expected to progress through the American education system and can have definite impacts on learning all other subjects, because if the student doesn’t have a mastery of English mechanics it effects the ability of that student to master other subject areas due to the language barrier....   [tags: modern education, educator]

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Innate vs. Learned Vocalization

- Every mammal and many other animals possess a larynx with the potential for making sounds. In communication, these regions serve to transmit information that will influence the listener’s behavior, i.e. to attract, fend off, inform, or warn (Bright, 1984). Among these many types of sounds, some animals appear able to produce more complex, learned vocalizations, while most are limited to rudimentary, innate vocalizations (Jarvis, 2004) The distinction between innate versus learned vocalization is not completely rigid, but there do appear to be linguistic and neuroanatomical distinctions separating them....   [tags: Vocalization]

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Soliloquy of a Villain

- Throughout most of Richard III, Richard gleefully fills the role of a villain. However, in the final act he speaks to himself after a nightmare and reveals a hidden vulnerability that isn’t shown anywhere else in the play. Examining the ways in which the rhythm and syntax of his speech are altered in this soliloquy allows for a greater understanding of Richard’s character. First, the soliloquy demonstrates Richard’s mental and emotional deterioration over the course of the play. He begins with, “Now is the winter of our discontent/Made glorious summer by this son of York,/And all the clouds that loured upon our house/In the deep bosom of the ocean buried (I.i 1-4)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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A Society in Danger

- In the book The Stranger, Camus characterizes Meursault as an atheist, an unemotional robot, and an outcast to demonstrate how he threatens society. The way Camus characterizes Meursault impacts the book in views to which he threatens society, like when he seems useless, has no compassion or feelings, and when he does nothing to help society, making him seem like society’s worst enemy. How he characterizes Meursault proves how he becomes a threat to society through the use of syntax by displaying insensitivity, and diction to prove his atheism....   [tags: Literary Analysis, The Stranger]

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A Society in Danger

- A Society in Danger In the book The Stranger, Camus characterizes Meursault as an atheist, an unemotional robot, and an outcast to demonstrate how he threatens society. The way Camus characterizes Meursault impacts the book in views to which he threatens society, like when he seems useless, shows no compassion or feelings, and when he does nothing to help society, making him seem like society’s worst enemy. How he characterizes Meursault proves how he becomes a threat to society through the use of syntax by displaying insensitivity, and diction to prove his atheism....   [tags: Literary Analysis, The Stranger]

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Since Feeling is First

- The poem “since feeling is first” is written by E.E Cummings in a stanza form with a total number of 16 lines. The sentences carry no more than nine words and no less than four words. It is about a man expressing his love to his beloved women. Cummings use of literary devices such as; metaphor, personification, imagery and denotation to express his feelings. “Since feeling is first” is a romantic poem that teaches a lesson about life. Its use of literary devices make the poem appealing to the readers....   [tags: Literary Analysis, E.E. Cummings]

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Since Feeling is First

- The poem “since feeling is first” is about a man expressing his love to his beloved women written by E.E Cummings. The poem is in a stanzaic form with a total number of 16 lines. The sentences carry no more than nine words and no less than four words. Cummings use of literary devices such as; metaphor, personification, imagery and denotation express his feelings. “Since feeling is first” is a romantic poem that teaches a lesson about life. Its use of figurative language makes the poem appealing to the readers....   [tags: Literary Analysis, E.E. Cummings]

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Essay on Voltaire’s Candide: Use of Language

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Poetic Techniques in John Donne's The Dream

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Essay on Satire in Voltaire's Candide

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Lord Of The Flies Passage Anal

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Mechanisms of Originality: Comparing Language Systems to Neural Systems

- Mechanisms of Originality: Comparing Language Systems to Neural Systems "When I was a boy I felt that the role of rhyme in poetry was to compel one to find the unobvious because of the necessity of finding a word which rhymes. This forces novel assocations and almost guarantees deviations from routine chains or trains of thought. It becomes paradoxically a sort of automatic mechanism of orginality ..." ---- Stan Ulam, Adventures of a Mathematician In a previous paper, I began exploring a comparison between language and DNA based on their function as information systems....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Use of Imagery in Preludes by T.S. Eliot

- The Use of Imagery in Preludes by T.S. Eliot In T.S. Eliot's poem "Preludes" he portrays the world as a dark and depressing with no future. His Imagery is sharp and clear and he exercises many techniques. He uses literal imagery, which is a clear description of what something is, so it can pictured it in the mind. His word choice is a big factor in that he uses words that bring a certain picture to the mind, he also describes humans by their body parts or their presence. His unique syntax and use of rhythm also heighten the effects of his poetry....   [tags: Papers]

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William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying

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Factors Influencing Interpretation of Humorous Ambiguities

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Crisis of Conscience

- Teacher Man is about uncertainty. "That was my life, I thought. Waving without knowing what I was waving at" (163). That is Frank McCourt. He has enthusiasm but sees no purpose; he has responsibility but commands no respect; he has compassion but receives none back. McCourt is virtuous in a world fit for cheaters. Of course he is uncertain of himself. McCourt overcomes his uncertainties only when he redefines success. Similarly, McCourt's writing excels by defying convention. In Teacher Man, McCourt wholly rejects the restrictions of traditional syntax, liberating his expression....   [tags: Teacher Man, Frank McCourt, Analysis ]

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Iago’s Manipulation of Othello in Shakespeare’s Othello

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Natural Language Processing

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Analysis Of The Opening Passage From Joyce 's Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man

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Introducing Object Oriented Programming Paradigm Into the Process of Learning English to Gain Learning Efficiency

- INTRODUCTION UNIVERSE IS MADE OF OBJECTS So, we say, the reality in this universe (and, probably others) relies upon the notion of objects: from this universe that serves as a container of all objects it is made of, down to the elementary particles – basic object constituents of all matter: quarks and electrons. Between those extremes, we can encounter a myriad of various object types: from the clusters of to particular galaxies; from star systems to planets; right down to the earth where we can talk about objects like water, oxygen, soil, bacteria, dogs, antelopes, trees, or human beings....   [tags: Language]

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Solzhenitsyn´s Awareness of the Soviet Union in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

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The World of the Child in a Rural Setting in Frost's Poem Out, Out

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Analysis Of Nikki Giovanni 's ' Patience, And I Wrote A Good Omelet '

- Nikki Giovanni is an American writer, commentator, activist, and educator. One of the worlds most well known African American poets during the late 60’s and early 70’s. Still, few readers seem to have realized that two of Giovanni’s poems “Patience,” and “I Wrote a Good Omelet” share the same topic and develop similar themes. In fact, Giovanni illustrates her common topic between the two poems through the two characters that are portrayed as lovers in her poems. Both women are madly in love and enslaved to their companions by the love they feel....   [tags: Poetry, Love, Academy Award for Best Actress]

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The Is The Smallest Sound Units That Have A Distinct Sounds Within Different Languages

- Phonemes are the smallest sound units that have a distinct sounds within different languages. It is the basic foundation of the English writing system because of segmenting. Segmenting refer to breaking down words into sound groups, which allows us to hear each phonemes. Take the word “pat” for example, segmenting the word pat would result to /p/ /a/ /t/. The combining of sound to create a small units of word that carry meaning is refer to morpheme. Phonetic segmenting allows people of all ages to better communicate, to learn new words, to write and to spell efficiently....   [tags: Linguistics, Semantics, Phonology, Phrase]

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Today We Eat Like Kings : An Analysis Of ' Last Meals '

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Rhetorical Analysis Of John Edwards On The Hands Of An Angry God

- During the time when Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God was being written, there was much religious unrest. It had been only three decades since the gruesome Salem trials which led to the imprisonment and death of hundreds. This shocking massacre of innocent people led to a religious movement called the Great Awakening which Edwards led the charge in. Edwards preached to the masses about the revival of the interest in religion and a need for redemption in the eyes of God. Edward’s success in influencing the masses came not only because of the subjects about what he was speaking, but also because of his clever rhetorical strategies....   [tags: Question, Rhetorical techniques]

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An Analysis Of Robert K. Massie 's ' Catherine The Great '

- Over the past eighteen weeks I personally believe I have improved as a writer in many different ways. I will continue to work on certain areas and attempt to perfect my writing throughout my college career. In Advanced Composition I have written numerous essays and reflections, including: a literary analysis, a personal narrative, an argumentative essay, an image analysis, and a rhetorical analysis. Step by step my writing has improved with baby steps, as they say; each piece of writing had reflected how I felt and how willing I was to try....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Rhetoric, Grammar]

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Purpose Writing Portfolio Project : Starting Point, From Our American Values Writing

- Purpose Writing Portfolio Project Starting point, from our American values writing: “American values are centered on freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of press, and freedom of assembly. People are free to have their own opinions, as long as it does not interfere with others. This stems from the mindset of the founding fathers, who valued independence and freedom from Britain. America’s initial break from Britain also spawned many other American values, including individualism, equality (as result of Britain’s unequal taxation of Americans), the value of privacy, and abundant patriotism” Best representation of syntax, from Lambert W Function v2 writing: “The program wou...   [tags: Writing, Essay, Writing process, Journalism]

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn developed a first-hand experience when he was thrown in a Soviet Union labor camp called the Gulag. This experience influenced him to write his work, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, for the intensions of inveigling attention and provoking cognizance of the Soviet Union forced labor camp system. As the title advocates, the novel follows a lingering time period of one day and conveys a glimpse at what life was like in a Soviet Union labor camp in the point of view of the prisoners....   [tags: gulag, soviet union labor camp]

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A Case Study of the Translation of the Moon and Sixpence

- ... However, situation will change when it comes to the translation from English to Chinese. Firstly, not like the European languages, Chinese is a totally different language from English----no matter in terms of grammar, syntax or even punctuation, they have little in common. So a translation from English to Chinese can hardly be mistaken as an original Chinese work. Secondly, since the globalization is more like occidentalization, the cultural exchanges between the East and the West are obviously unequal....   [tags: Somerset Maugham]

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Why Is Second Language Acquisition Fundamentally Different From First Language Merger?

- Why is second language acquisition fundamentally different from first language acquisition. It is a wonderful capacity when humans start to pick up their first own words in their first life. This is a first way that humans start to communicate with others, start to send their feeling by using some amazing samples that everyone can understand. These samples called a language. This paper first, argues why first language acquisition is fundamentally different from second language acquisition in light of the fact that acquiring first language is innate....   [tags: Linguistics, Language acquisition]

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Justification Of Vpl And How Does It Match With National Curriculum?

- Assignment 1: 2nd part Justification of VPL and how does it match with National Curriculum. also a short justification of the first part of this assignment: Programming is a core activity of computing because it enables the users to access and release the potential of the computing they are using (CAS). In modern world it is very important to make sure children are getting familiar with coding/programming from an early age. In the old days peoples used to learn programming by memorising the commands and syntax to produce simple programs....   [tags: Computer, Programming language, Problem solving]

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My I Could Have A Little Robot Created Whose Sole Program

- If I could have a little robot created whose sole program was to tell me to review my essays, I would. He would sit on my desk, watching my fingers glide across the computer keys. When they would stop, he would shift his stare to me and ask, “Have you re-read your essay?” Reflecting on my semester’s writing compositions, I figured that re-reading my essays would have decreased the frequency of grammar, syntax, and idea flaws present in them. In only a few minutes I noticed several mistakes that I could have easily corrected....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Writing process, Writing style]

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Analysis of The Poem What Work Is by Philip Levine

- Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1928, poet Laureate Phillip Levine’s work traverses a wide range of diction and syntax, while he epitomizes dark, brooding, and grim poetry. Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet, best known for his poems about working-class Detroit. He has been noted by some that in his poetry there is “a recurring specificity of time (days, months, years) and of place”(The Atlantic, interview 2000) having been deemed to have the past, present, and future in his poems all at once....   [tags: detroit, american poet]

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Selective Encryption Algorithm for Highly Confidential Real Time Video Applications

- ... Motion vector encryptions are proposed by several authors [4-9]. However, analysis shown in this paper said that 45-50% of motion vectors for each frame are not encrypted. Thus, a better encryption method is proposed at here in expense with compression bandwidth. Overall, we should create the balance between security and the increase in compression bandwidth. Four selective encryption methods are discussed here. A First method named ‘NZs in CAVLC’ encrypts level_suffix values with sign bits of up to three lowest frequency non-zero DCT coefficients in CAVLC encoding for all macroblocks....   [tags: communication systems security]

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The Stylistic Elements Of Lewis Carroll And Hilary T. Smith

- What stylistic elements of a story hook a reader into deciding whether a novel is enjoyable or not. Are there certain techniques an author uses that make someone more likely to read their work again. Creative writing depends on an intricate relationship with reading where an author uses language to create the world for the reader to interpret who in turn recreate it for themselves (Scott 8). For this imaginative transference, so to speak, to happen, the author must make a series of stylistic choices involving structure, diction, syntax, rhythm, and tone....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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