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Black Leadership, Politics, and Culture in Uplifting the Race by Kevin Gaines

- Black Leadership, Politics, and Culture in Uplifting the Race by Kevin Gaines Uplifting the Race is a rather confusing yet stimulating study that goes over the rising idea and interests in the evolution of "racial uplift" ideology from the turn and through the twentieth century. In the first part of the book, Gaines analyzes the black elite obsession with racial uplift ideology and the tensions it produced among black intellectuals. Gaines argues for the most part that during the nineteenth-century racial uplift ideology was part of a "liberation theology" as stated by Gaines, which stressed a group struggle for freedom and social advancement....   [tags: Kevin Gaines Uplifting Race]

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Do Not Weep! The Uplifting Poem by Mary Frye

- The poem Do Not Weep by Mary Frye is a positive and uplifting poem that worked on many levels and has many appeals, appeal of intelligence, emotional appeal and imaginative appeal. To start of, the poem has an appeal of imagination and has many features that show this. First of, we have numerous metaphors, "I am a thousand winds that blow" and "I am the diamond glints on snow" are examples. These metaphors are indirectly comparing him to the greatness, to the amounts of them, trying to relate to us by telling us how he is everywhere....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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An Uplifting Church Experience

- An Uplifting Church Experience As my friend Jenni and I entered the hall of the big church, a feeling of apprehension overwhelmed us. Our feelings were soon comforted when we entered a sea of smiling faces and outstretched hands. A sense of belonging engulfed us. Ms. Shirley, an older colored woman was first to extend her arms. She did not know us from Adam, but it did not matter. She threw her arms around us. "You girls have the prettiest smiles", she declared. "I am so glad you came to be with us this morning." Words can not describe what the act of kindness did to our feelings of apprehension, and that was just the beginning....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Pericles Uplifting Speech

- Pericles Uplifting Speech Works Cited Not Included To stand in front of thousands; to speak the words aimed at persuading a crowd; to believe, and have them as well, a seemingly just cause - this is what a leader must do. Every era has its trouble, its own conflict, and along with it, its own leader who will do what he can to unite his followers. In 431 BC, Athens was in the midst of a war, and from that war came a speech, said by Pericles, that to this day, remains the model for any leader seeking to persuade his citizens and have them believe and act in favor of their land....   [tags: Cultures Athens Public Speaking Soldiers Essays]

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The Uplifting Tale of Today Will Be a Quiet Day

- The Uplifting Tale of Today Will Be a Quiet Day        Some readers see death, but when I read the story "Today Will Be a Quiet Day" by Amy Hempel, I find it to be a light hearted, first-hand account of people coping with transition. Even its location in the table of contents under the heading "Childhood and Adolescent" (Barnet), implies that the story is not about death at all. A newly defined family, one man, a boy and a girl, is faced with the aftermath of divorce and explore among themselves the intricacies of life....   [tags: Today Will Be a Quiet Day Essays]

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The And Uplifting Post Of Mine There Is So Much Confusion, Fear And Hurt

- Behind every positive and uplifting post of mine there is so much confusion, fear and hurt. Our daily life is about as "normal" as it could be , thanks to rigorous therapy. However, unseen circumstances pop up at unexpected times in unexpected ways. I need to share this with you all today. As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, Sandesh is riding the gen-ed bus with the regular kids. Some of my friends heard about this incident from me, some haven 't. One evening I get a call from an unrecognized number....   [tags: Teacher, School, Education]

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Uplifting Black Souls: the African American Jeremiad

- Uplifting Black Souls: the African American Jeremiad Mission Statement A black jeremiad is a writing or a speech that constantly emphasizes the need for and methods to achieve social change. David Howard Pitney in his book The Afro-American Jeremiad, rightly suggests what the components of a jeremiad are: "1) citing the promise, 2) criticism of present declension or retrogression from the promise, 3) resolving prophecy that society will shortly complete it's mission and redeem the promise"(Howard-Pitney 8)....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning and The Sunne Rising

- A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning and The Sunne Rising To say that Blake and Donne do not write uplifting poetry is a great injustice to their works. Although some of their poems discuss themes of depressing nature, on a wider scale both Blake and Donne write poetry which is not only uplifting but also inspiring and extremely worthwhile to read. The two main themes covered by these two writers are love and death. The poems which use love as the main theme inspire the reader and offer hope that true love exists and is not a fragment of their imagination....   [tags: Valediction Forbidding Mourning Essays]

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Influence Of Jazz On The Genre Of Blues And Ragtime

- Contributions to Jazz Jazz, being art itself, cannot be culturally or stylistically be defined by one or two characteristics. In this paper, I will argue that the development of jazz was mainly contributed by the genre of blues and ragtime. Blue and ragtime both show characteristics that contrast each other as well as conjoin to form the art of jazz. Both genres, however, contribute to the formation of jazz and are culturally influenced by the African-American population, therefore creating black nationalism in the twentieth century....   [tags: Blues, Jazz, Ragtime, African American]

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Concert At Barge Music Concerts

- Concert Assignment Part B On August 2, 2015 I attended Barge music Concerts where I had the chance to familiarize myself with masterworks series of two amazing composers. Antonio Vivaldi and his concerto for 4 violins and orchestra in B minor, RV 580 that were performed in three movements allegro, largo – larghetto and allegro. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, that were preform in allegro, adagio, rondeau (allegro). And sinfonia concertante for violin, viola and orchestra in E-flat major, K....   [tags: Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto]

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Substance Abuse : Doses And Mimosas By Cherub

- E1: Substance Abuse [Doses and Mimosas by Cherub] In the music video, “Doses and Mimosas,” the Cherub successfully portrays that drugs and alcohol is the road to happiness. The Cherub shows the viewers that using drugs and alcohol will resolve all problems. Their video promotes joyous times will occur when your under the influence. In each scene, everyone is bored out of their minds. Once drugs or alcohol gets involved, everyone’s reaction changes. They become alive. They become excited. Their body languages and their moods change in an instant....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug abuse]

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The Use of Satirie in Literature

- Comedy is commonly used to lighten the mood of a troubled conscious, assumptions can be made that satire is being used to symbolize external or internal conflicts. Many believe satire is solely to entertain and surface laughter although it is there is meaning behind the laughter not just meaningless laughter. Literary authors use satire to portray the human condition of misery and humiliation to emphasize the mental selfishness of mankind. Making jokes about other genders, races, or interests is a selfish judgment based on personal opinion....   [tags: comedy, internal conflicts, believes]

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La Sainte Chapelle in Paris

- ... As Abbot Suger noted, there is a heavenly spiritual light symbolized through the glow of the stained glass windows. In order for the space to provide self-reflection, it is light which serves in the service and as the embodiment in the gaze (Stern, Pg. 26). Rebecca Stern writes on the power of light with vision and visibility: “That which is light looks at me, and by means of that light in the depths of my eye, something is paint-something that is not simply a constructed relation, the object on which the philosopher lingers-but something that is an impression, the shimmering of a surface....   [tags: gothic style churches in France]

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Analysis of Non Government Organizations in the Philippines

- These two Non Government Organizations: ABS – CBN Sagip Kapamilya and GMA Kapuso Foundation does affect an individual’s life, but it can affect each of everyone in different ways. In the collection of donations, GMA Kapuso Foundation found in – kind donations more important that monetary donations, while ABS – CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation found monetary donations the most important of all the donations. However, there are also some similarities between these foundations. GMA Kapuso Foundation has a goal of uplifting and aiming a better life to the beneficiaries, and so did ABS – CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation....   [tags: Taxes, Donations, Regulations]

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Differences Between Female And Female Body

- In the womb, we are not given a choice between the sexes, but rather we are born one or the other, female or male, our bodies replicas of each other so much so that in biblical beliefs the female body is even believed to have been created from the males. The generations before our own never taking much notice of the bodies we did hold, but as the centuries passed our equality seemed to dissipate as we became increasingly more aware of the anatomical differences we do share, and thus creating the focus on the objectification of the human body, both sexualized and not sexualized....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Sex]

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Why We Must Laugh

- There are Holocaust films that are unexpectedly much cheerier than most Holocaust films. There is a never ending comedic feel in Life Is Beautiful that the main character offers with his entertaining and spontaneous personality. His creativity helped keep the story light when it was in reality a grueling subject. The success of Benigni's Life Is Beautiful seemed to mark the beginning of a new trend: holocaust comedies. The comedic aspect of Life is Beautiful brought out a different perspective of the holocaust that could make interpreting the holocaust in a less biased form....   [tags: Holocaust films, film analysis, history]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Last Nights, Last Rites, And The Rain Slick Road Of Self Destruction

- After reading all four articles disregarding the one that is eight pages long I highly resonated with the article that used very descriptive imagery and wordy descriptions of analogical images that was named “Last Nights, Last Rites, and the Rain-Slick Road to Self-Destruction” by Thomas Osborne. “I like to describe long-winded stories that may or may not interest my audience,” in fact I am extremely similar to the author in this sense; and it is why I enjoyed and gravitated to the article at such a high level (Osborne 2)....   [tags: Writing, Writing process, Writing style, Writer]

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Analysis Of Spinoza ´ 's Fourth Part Of Ethics And Explain The Sense Of The Proposition

- Part 1: Choose one or two of the Spinoza´s Fourth Part of Ethics and explain the sense of the proposition. Add to your explanation an example and finally your own critical assessment of Spinoza 's position. Proposition 53: In “Of Human Bondage, or the Strength of Emotions” (Part IV), proposition 53 states “Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason” (Spinoza, pp. 183). In this proposition Spinoza is explains how humility does rise from virtue or reason. Rather, the humility we experience is actually pain that we perceive from our understanding of our own weakness....   [tags: Plato, Truth, Fear, Knowledge]

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Assata Shakur Should Not Be on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorsit List

- Assata Shakur is a revolutionary African-American woman who believed in the uplifting of the black race during the sixties and seventies. She is an awesome and inspiring symbol of overcoming a corrupt society’s limitations and racial strongholds. In 1971, Assata Shakur was accused of robbing a bank in Queens (Shakur XIX). This was just the beginning of a long list of accusations and arraignments that she would be experiencing. Assata Shakur was a member of the Black Panther Party, an organization that was dedicated to the uplifting of the black race ‘by any means necessary’ (BlackPast)....   [tags: revolutionary African-American woman]

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Persuasive Techniques Used in Michael Jackson's Eulogy Delivered by Al Sharpton

- Persuasion is a commonly used communication technique that allows us to socially influence a certain topic positively or negatively. Its purpose is to help affirm or nullify an idea, belief or attitude. Sometimes the exact topic is very detectable in communication such as during debates but other times it displayed a little more subtly. Persuasion is more than just verbally speaking. Non-verbal communication such as body language, tone and pitch of the voice can also add to the affirmation of the topic....   [tags: michael jackson, music]

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The Shawshank Redemption Is A Phenomenal Film Directed By Frank Darabont

- The Power of Hope The Shawshank Redemption is a phenomenal film directed by Frank Darabont. This drama was released on September 23rd, 1994. There are two main characters throughout the film. Tim Robbins plays the role of Andrew Dufrasne, also known as “Andy”. Morgan Freeman plays the role of Ellis Boyd Redding, also known as “Red”. The plot, theme, tone, setting, and characters of The Shawshank Redemption allow the viewer to enjoy the movie. Personally, I believe this movie is superior and all movie lovers must take the time to see it....   [tags: The Shawshank Redemption, Frank Darabont]

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An Advertisement On The Beauty Of Beauty, Glamour, And Independence

- Pretty in Pink Advertisements or a notice or announcement in a public medium promoting a product, service, or event or publicizing a job vacancy or a paid announcement, as of goods for sale, in newspapers or magazines, on radio or television, etc. Most of the perfume ads a person might see most likely show a woman half-dressed. This ad has a young woman holding balloons as she goes into the air. The background is in a sunny sky, with the Paris tower in the back as she floats over buildings. At a quick look, the ad could seem as if it’s for children being that there are numerous balloons....   [tags: Woman, Love, Beauty, Girl]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' My Papa 's Waltz '

- "My Papa 's Waltz," by Theodore Roethke 's, is a poem about a boy who expresses his affection for his father, but at the same time expresses a sense of danger that comes from the father. The poem appears to be a snapshot in time from a child’s memory. The uplifting experience is created through the father and son’s waltz while the father’s uncontrollable movements juxtaposes the menace of the drunken father. Roethke’s poem has a regular rhyme scheme that can be expressed as “abab”. The only exception to this scheme would be the first stanza as the words “dizzy” (2) and “easy” (4) are slant rhymes....   [tags: Poetry, Syllable, Phonology, Rhyme]

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Literary Devices in Updike's “The Great Scarf of Birds”

- In his poem “The Great Scarf of Birds”, John Updike uses a flock of birds to show that man can be uplifted by observing nature. Updike’s conclusion is lead up to with the beauty of autumn and what a binding spell it has on the two men playing golf. In Updike’s conclusion and throughout the poem, he uses metaphors, similes, and diction to show how nature mesmerizes humans. In John Updike’s poem “The Great Scarf of Birds”, he uses diction and figurative speech to depict the beautiful autumn season to show how inspiring and uplifting nature is to man....   [tags: Poetry]

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Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Emily Dickinson

- Poetry Research Paper No matter how bad things may seem, there is always hope for things to ameliorate. When people believe that the future will be promising, they can have something to look forward to as opposed to dwelling on the past or the problems of the present. This hope can give a person a positive outlook on life and motivate him or her to look past what is happening in the present. In the poems “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” by Emily Dickinson and “The Darkling Thrush” by Thomas Hardy, they both convey similar messages about hope....   [tags: poetry, past, future, metaphor]

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In Life, We Don't Always Get What We Want

- Life isn’t going to go the way you want it to.” (Vanderwerf 1) Mark Weber said to a group of students over a live videoconference. Life has its ups and downs, and certain people get thrown harder than others, but we all have hardships that we must face. We flourish from our mistakes and the aching we face in our lifetime. But how do we do it, how do people keep pushing through when everything feels like it is ending. What is shouting at them in the back of their mind that keeps them moving forward....   [tags: family, fear, attitiude]

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The Things They Carried By Tim O ' Brien

- In Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, Tim, a veteran who pursued a career as a writer, writes about his multiple experiences and stories about the Vietnam War in which he fought. Although O 'Brien 's book is a post war story about death and battle, it is not considered a traditional-heroic war story, because it is no typical exaggerated and uplifting story that inspires others. Instead, O’Brien’s stories are considered non-traditional and non-heroic because they are true stories with no moral or virtue....   [tags: Embarrassment, Shame, Humiliation, Death]

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Training on a Musical Instrument Promotes Cognitive Development

- ... It is implied that actively engaging ones’ self in music can assist in connecting with the music’s mood. This does not mean that you should sit idly and blast music through your speakers, but rather that you should play music and actively try to feel happier. In a study conducted by Ferguson and Sheldon, random participants were exposed to twelve minutes of upbeat music and were encouraged to attempt to lift their mood (Ferguson and Sheldon). It was crucial that participants actively attempted to feel happier while listening to each musical selection....   [tags: music, health, intelligence]

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An Objectivists View on a Charles Dickens´Christmas Carol

- ... Wherefore the clerk put on his white comforter, and tried to warm himself at the candle; in which effort, not being a man of a strong imagination, he failed” (7). Scrooge sees even the tiniest of waste or usage of materials a meaning for dismissal, even if the usage of materials is being used to better or help out another human. This shows Scrooges objective character because, he does not believe any materials should be used on the poor and everything thing should only be used for his own self-interest....   [tags: social, political, self-interest, personal]

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A Brief Note On The Magnitude Of Nursing

- The Magnitude of Nursing Nursing has evolved tremendously over time. In the past, there was no formal nursing education, unsanitary working conditions, and little, if any, patient confidentiality. Since then, there has been major technology advancement, institution of highly accredited nursing programs, individualization of patient care, regulation of environmental factors in hospital settings, and enforcement of confidentiality laws. Along with the changing career field, nurses have also progressed....   [tags: Nursing, Nurse, Florence Nightingale, Patient]

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The And Emotional Challenges Of The Medical Field

- Those in the medical field not only treat our physical illnesses, but go far beyond that by helping us to face the personal and emotional challenges that we may also face. This became apparent to me at a very young age as I struggled with Adrenal Fatigue.Though I had visited many qualified doctors, none could diagnose this until my teen years. This made a big impact on my childhood, causing me to lose consciousness due to small triggers. It was both frightening and incomprehensible for my parents watching me lose consciousness in seconds, yet to the health professionals that I had come in contact with, I was the picture of perfect health....   [tags: Medicine, Medical school, Physician]

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A Presentation Of A Cologne Company For Men

- The company I have chosen to represent is a cologne company for men called Men in Black. Men in Black is a cologne in which it will appeal to the men eighteen years and older. I chose this name because I wanted the name of this cologne to appeal to the classy but yet casual professional man. Therefore, the name Men in Black was best suited for this cologne and the look I personally wanted my company to represent. I picked cologne because I believe that every man should have an everyday type of smell that catches the attention of many without being overbearing that could last throughout the day without fading away, and always smell just as if the cologne has just been applied....   [tags: Odor, Olfaction]

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Morality and Character of King Henry V

- ... When he sets his mind to this he carefully presents himself as a respectful character but makes it clear that he is unstoppable. King Henry often uses his tactics to pressure enemies into doing something that Henry wants for him or his nation. For example, King Henry threatens the leaders of France in Harfleur by saying that if France does not surrender, the French will be responsible for whatever Henry decided to do. Obviously Henry would decide to create a riot and make war. This shows how determined he is to what he wants for himself and England....   [tags: play, soldiers, morality]

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The Injustice Of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment

- The Injustice Of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment A Critical Review of King, E. (2013, November 06). BEE: South Africa’s great injustice. News24. Retrieved from http://www.news24.com Nelson Mandela fought for freedom and equality for all South Africans. The counties history is one filled with copious amounts of racism and has left communities searching for answers and reparation. Broad-Based Black Economic Employment (B-BBEE) act is suppose to help previously disadvantaged people of Apartheid in securing employment....   [tags: mandela, south africa, communities]

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The Festival International Nuits D ' Afrique

- The event itself was a musical performance, showcasing the talents of Ondatrópica, a band originating from Columbia performing at the Festival International Nuits D’Afrique. An experience I will not soon forget, it was an impressive display of skilled musicianship and cultural pride, which could be described as a “Columbian block party” indoors. The music, filled with uplifting, jubilant Latin American sounds and rhythms, provided attendees with a spectacular concert experience. As such, the Ondatrópica concert is an example of how “festival” (MacAloon 246) can bring together individuals for a time of celebration, joy and social connection, while also providing a sense of “re-enchantment” (P...   [tags: Performance, Music, Festival, Audience]

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Emotional Fundamentalism in River of Earth

- James Still's River of Earth presents the bleak realities faced by an Appalachian family that struggles with meeting their most basic needs. The Baldridge's struggle with poverty is surely representative of many Appalachian families during the Depression era. The hardships of poverty, and its psychological and physical effects, are worsened by the isolation and sense of helplessness felt by the characters within River of Earth. Religion functions as the combatant to these struggles; the form of Christianity offered by Still strays from the standard fundamentalist fire-and-brimstone preachings often associated with evangelism in the Appalachian region....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Social Media Has Changed Marketing Forever

- Social media is an effective media of communication between the consumers and companies. The companies are using social media for improving consumer engagement and brand lift. This essay gives a brief overview of social media platforms and how effective they have been. It shows that the whole marketing concept has undergone radical transformation due to the social media interaction. The essay ends in conclusion depicting what marketers need to take care in order to have successful social media campaign....   [tags: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube]

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The Power of Story and Bibiotherapy

- ... It is the value the character brings to you and the emotional affiliation you have with that character, when they are going through their journey in life. In books individuals are able to connect to a novel’s character and live through their stories. These characters can become equivalent to a best friend, they can even express and individuals emotions through their journeys. Catharsis is the second process in Bibliotherapy, it allows the readers to use their relationship with character to solve their personal issues or to relieve them from any stress in their lives.The definition of catharsis is, “The release of tension experienced by the reader who lives through the characters situati...   [tags: mechanism, comfort, healing, children]

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Habitat for Humanity: I Helped Make A Difference

- Habitat for Humanity’s goal is to provide affordable homes for low‐income families. This requirement surprisingly fits many of the residents of Midland and as a result needs more volunteers to help build these homes. One can assist by painting, clearing lots, aiding in the construction, and much more. I was fortunate enough to meet some of the homeowners and those in process of obtaining one. These people were so uplifting and encouraging to one another that it made my days of volunteering more enjoyable then ever imagined....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning]

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Comparing "Sonnet 55" to "Ozymandais"

- The poem “Ozymandais”, written by Percy Shelley, shares some similarities with Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 55” touching on the subject of art and eternity. Even though they are similar in ideas they are very different in terms of their points of view on the subject of the power art can have. For instance the positive and negative contrast emitted by the poems. In my opinion, Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 55” is more appealing and idealistic to humankind than Shelly’s “Ozymandais” because Shakespeare demonstrates art’s power to preserve genius, pose as an alternative to eternity and deliver an uplifting message....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Work of William Blake

- Romanticism was both an artistic and intellectual movement geared essentially toward emphasizing nature’s subliminal aura, the individual’s expression of emotion and imagination, and ultimately a heightened sense of consciousness. Widely acknowledged for his contributions to Romanticism, English poet William Blake is considered to be one of the most influential poets of the nineteenth century. Blake, a visionary far beyond his years, was adamant in expressing his views on the cosmos; that one cannot simply have the good without experiencing the bad nor can one have the bad without experiencing the good....   [tags: Romanticism, The Cosmos]

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Jazz During the Roaring Twenties

- The Roaring Twenties were a time of prosperity, happiness, liveliness, and new ways. One of the many new ideas that were introduced was jazz music. Jazz fit the atmosphere perfectly, with it's upbeat and exciting sounds. Although jazz seemed to be a new world-wide obsession, there were people who saw it in a different light, one that was a lot darker, perhaps even evil. These people had negative opinions about the music, and saw it as a, "cause of loosening morals and frightening dislocation". The different generations had completely different views on the rapid change, and both views were just as correct, but only one was logical....   [tags: music, dancing, racism]

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Finding Comfort in Music Genres

- Why do people find comfort in certain music genres, and how does music affect our behavior. It is known by most that music can and likely does affect our behavior, many people wonder how and why it affects so many people in such diverse ways. Could it be because music makes us feel a certain way. Do different music genres make us think different thoughts. What kind of thoughts do they cause us to come up with. Can music cause us to act a certain way. Does music have any health benefits for humans....   [tags: behavior, lyrics, videos]

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The Battle Of The Republic

- The United States of America were not always united together; namely, during the Civil War. The country was divided on the issue of slave labor. The American Civil War is the fight between the Southern states and the Northern states. The south wanted to keep the slaves to continue to work on the plantations and farms. It was believed they were not capable of intelligence in order to be a contributing member of society. It would also cut into the profits of the owner labor costs. Northern states wanted the slaves to become free members of the United States....   [tags: American Civil War, United States]

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United Nations Poverty Reduction Organization

- As the world moves past the deadline of the 2000 MDG, it must again decide upon a new set of global goals for world improvement. A main focus of these goals should once again be the reduction of world poverty and the uplifting of the disenfranchised. Unlike the previous one, this goal should be a well-defined plan of action. Rather than a mere statement of desire with such an easily changeable end goal, this resolution must truly address the issues it plans on tackling. To achieve the 2015 MDG, the UN should create a body, known as the United Nations Poverty Reduction Organization (UN PRO), whose purpose is to distribute money member nations have already pledged to fighting world poverty—the...   [tags: Poverty, United Nations, Poverty reduction]

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What Are Some Emotional Intelligence?

- 8. Recognize Their Needs This requires some emotional intelligence, and it is a powerful way to make other people happy. If you can recognize how other people are feeling or what they are likely thinking, then you can do things to make them happy. For instance, if you see that someone is obviously feeling lonely, then you can reach out and talk to them. If you see someone is separated from someone they love on a plane, and obviously unhappy about it, then you can offer to change seats and let them sit together....   [tags: Emotion, A Great Way to Care, Positive psychology]

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Beowulf, The Presence Of Women

- In the poem, Beowulf, the presence of women is limited to a few passages. Although the main focus revolves around Beowulf, the poet helps readers understand the expectations of women in power. The poem makes it clear that Kings and Queens are supposed to act differently. Their superiority is seen through their words and actions. The presence of Hygd and Modthryt is included to address the proper behavior of women. By using uplifting and hostile diction as well as contrasting the image of Queen Hygd to Queen Modthryt, Beowulf highlights the ideal representation of women in the Anglo-Saxon hierarchy....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Gender, Poetry]

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Huckleberry Finn, a Book of Controversy

- Huckleberry Finn, a Book of Controversy Since its publication over one hundred years ago, Mark Twain?s Huckleberry Finn has caused many disagreements and much controversy. The style and language used by Mark Twain is found as offensive to some, uplifting to others and yet bittersweet to me. All sides have strong arguments, ones that are educated and heartfelt. That is what makes it so difficult to decide whether to teach or read aloud Huckleberry Finn in the classroom. Opponents of the teaching, or usage, of Huckleberry Finn in the classroom say that they find the book despicable, ?trash....   [tags: essays papers]

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Social Confinement

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The New River Basin

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Granting Wishes

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Cat 's Cradle ' And ' The Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep '

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Why Timothy Treadwell Deserved to be Attacked by a Grizzly Bear

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The Three Holy Mountains: Mt Fuji, Tate and Haku Fuji

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Working Towards Financial and Social Inclusion

- I found the purpose of my life in working towards financial and social inclusion through broadening access to energy services, namely giving independent and consistent access to energy for underserved and marginalized segments. It is hard for many to comprehend that basic access to clean energy can have positive impacts that are multifold, uplifting numerous poor families towards a higher quality of life. These impacts are numerous and often immediate: a micro entrepreneur can extend his or her working day to earn that extra bit to make ends meet; a mother and her newborn no longer live while breathing the smoke of kerosene lamps; a student is motivated to study with sufficient light, and so...   [tags: microentrepreneurship in India]

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The Spirit of Individualism: Transcendentalism

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

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Becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant

- The profession of a physical therapist assistant is a demanding and rewarding career. Physical therapist assistants work under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapist assistants have the pleasure of helping patients regain movement and manage pain caused by injuries, illnesses or surgeries. There are a vast array of subjects to study on the road to become a physical therapist assistant. Palliative care, pediatric care and geriatric care, are endearing specialty areas for the physical therapist assistant....   [tags: career choices and opportunities]

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A Treatise on Personality Theory

- Personality, its constructs and origins have baffled neuroscientists for the last century. Personality is of great annoyance to the scientific community and has of yet defied their attempts to deconstruct its mechanics, refusing to concede to empiricism (Lewis, 2009). Personality falls under the umbrella of consciousness; it is by definition observable, but to measure personality is difficult save for its most rudimentary characteristics. Indeed, much of what we know or think we know comes from inferential data....   [tags: freewill, rewards, behavior]

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An Evaluation Of An Internship

- When going through the process of which internship to partake in, whether it still be during undergrad or post-grad, one must consider a couple factors. These include but are not limited to relevance to your future career, given the opportunity to network and produce meaningful work that will have an impact on you as well as the company. In the field of psychology, there are so many settings a student can choose to have a career in, so it is only inevitable it is the same when choosing an internship....   [tags: Education, United States, Psychology]

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Celebrating Easter in Romania

- One of the most important religious holidays in Romania is Easter, the annual festival commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated on a Sunday on changeable dates between March and April. Usually it is a week after the Catholic Easter. In Romania, the Christian Church says that Jesus was born during the winter solstice and his death followed by his resurrection happened during the spring equinox. Everyone, rich or poor, dresses in their best clothing; some are dressed in national costumes and attend to the midnight church service....   [tags: holidays, Easter, Romania, ]

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Outsourcing Data Entry Tasks

- ... This leaves medium and little organizations attempting to match these organizations good to go terms, but face constrained amount of money, holds and time to have the capacity to do so. This is a main consideration in why outsourcing is an extraordinary asset. On the off chance that you need to outsource data entry work, you first need to analyse the extent to which it is going to support your business. It is safe to say that it is vital for your data entry work to be outsourced. You have to have a strong thought of your future marketable strategies and work out where the data entry outsourcing fits into the arrangement....   [tags: organizations, business, customers]

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Use of Birds in Keats' Ode to a Nightingale and Shelley's To a Sky-Lark

- Use of Birds in Keats' Ode to a Nightingale and Shelley's To a Sky-Lark Of particular interest is the use of birds by two romantic poets. John Keats once listened to a bird song and gifted us with his Ode to a Nightingale. The sky-lark inspires Percy Shelley and through his vision of the bird we are privy to its beauty. Birds have always held a significance in human lives. While some animals were companions, others for labor or a source a food, our flying companions held an other-worldly place....   [tags: Ode to a Nightingale Essays]

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Dramatic Tension And Dramatic Irony in Independence Day

- Dramatic Tension And Dramatic Irony in Independence Day The film Independence Day uses various techniques to create and utilise tension and dramatic irony during the start of the film. One technique used to create dramatic tension is characterisation. The first human character introduced to the audience is the arrogant figure of the man working in the space centre. He highlights how vulnerable the people living on earth are to attack, from what seems to be a greater race. In the opening scenes he is shown playing golf when he should be checking for activity in space....   [tags: Papers]

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New Way To Spend A Holiday

- An experience in life that forces you to grow up and to take on responsibility, can only be rewarding and uplifting in the future. When you look back at all you came thru and the courage that possesed you at that most trying time. I only have one moment that really sticks out in my mind. Christmas on 1997 my family and I went to The Banquet which is a local food provider for the less fortunate in Sioux Falls. Being thrilled about this certain project my mom decided we should do was not quiet my attitude....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Michael Anthony is the writer of Enchanted Alley and Drunkard of the river

- Michael Anthony is the writer of Enchanted Alley and Drunkard of the river Michael Anthony is the writer of 'Enchanted Alley' and 'Drunkard of the river'. He was born in Mayaro in 1932, in Trinidad. He claims, ' My desire was to write about something I knew and experienced'. The Short story 'The Drunkard of the river' is based on the lives of a family that he knew though the tragic ending is made up. 'Enchanted Alley' is one of two stories set in San Fernando by Michael Anthony, it is based on a young boy and the people he encounters during the early hours of the morning on his way to school....   [tags: English Literature]

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Analysis of When You are Old, by William Butler Yeats

- Analysis of When You are Old, by William Butler Yeats      When You are Old, by William Butler Yeats, represents and elderly woman reminiscing of her younger days. A past lover whispers to her as she looks through a photo album. Basically, Yeats is showing that as the woman gets older, she is alone, but she does not have to be lonely. She will always have her memories for companionship.      'When you are old and grey and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire' (l.1-2) depicts the woman in her age, needing to nap more frequently....   [tags: Analysis Old Poem Poetry Yeats Essays Papers]

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The Importance of Budgeting and Long Range Financial Goals

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Essay About Love in Much Ado About Nothing

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Observations From Both Sides Of The Refrigerator Door

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Analyzing Literary Tone: Emerson, Thoreau, Melville and Hawthorne

- Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self Reliance, Henry David Thoreau's Where I Lived and What I Lived For, Nathaniel Hawthorne's Dr. Heidegger's Experiment and Herman Melville's Moby Dick are all considered to be models of timeless writing. Each author was skilled but each wrote with their own tone. There are both parallels and disagreements between these writer's tones. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote to inspire and to change the thought process of the everyday man, in hopes that society would improve. He is intensely critical of society as a whole, but believes that a man can change himself....   [tags: American Literature]

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- “A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner Respect, admiration, and fame from the general public can come at somewhat of a cost. The cost can be anything from a decrease in privacy to an actual effect on ones mental state. In this essay I will use the short story “A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner to describe how general fame, no matter how large or small can be uplifting, but at the same time extremely destructive. Emily is the most renowned lady in the town. Since she carries this type of status there is a strict reputation she must keep....   [tags: A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner]

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Prayer and Existence of God Discussion

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An Explication of Washing Day

- An Explication of Washing Day One Source Cited The poem Washing Day by Anna Letitia Barbauld illustrates two different points of view of the events that are happening on washing day. The first view is how the people surrounding the author feel towards the chores to be done that day. The second is the view from the author when she was a child, observing all that is happening. The idea of the poem is to bring to the reader's attention the joy and innocence of childhood, while at the same time noting the importance of the events of the day....   [tags: Washing Day]

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Literary Analysis of My Story

- Literary Analysis of My Story When writing my own story opening, I tried to use techniques that would make the reader want to read on. For example, I described the main character's appearance in detail so that the reader would be able to form a mental picture of her. Just from the first few paragraphs, the reader knows that she is "a beautiful girl" with "endless jet black locks" and "chocolate brown eyes". The effect of this is to make the reader relate to her with empathy rather than objectivity because they feel they know her....   [tags: Papers]

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Theodore Roethke and The Waking

- Theodore Roethke and The Waking In describing the way he receives life's lessons and learned experiences, Theodore Roethke uses repetition of two different sentences and a simple rhyme scheme to help the reader understand his outlook on how to endure life. The two sentences repeated throughout the poem are "I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow" and "I learn by going where I have to go" [with slight variation in the latter]. "I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow" shows up in stanzas 1, 2, 4, and 6 and figuratively means that Roethke awakens in the morning and learns from the day's experiences....   [tags: Waking Essays]

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Perspectives On Society And Culture

- Perspectives on Society and Culture It is very difficult as a reader to make any sense of the rituals performed by the Nacirema. The Nacirema are a people who stress the importance of physical wellness and go to great and to the outsider horrific lengths to ensure this. A professor Linton was the first to shed light on the particularly bizarre lifestyle that is lived by the Nacirema. Physical wellness being so heavily stressed is not the bizarre aspect, it is the spiritual sense and seemingly blind faith they put into their beliefs that is bewildering....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Zen and the Beat Way

- Zen and the Beat Way by Alan Watts Is set in the late fifties and sixties. Its author reminds me of a pre- hippie. He was a former Episcopal priest who left his home in England and his religion for California and Zen Buddhism. He was against the culture of the time. His seems his thoughts of eastern religion were a bit of center. He was humorous at times and definitely was against the rat race and opted for one to have more fun. The book is basically about several radio lectures from the radio series Way beyond the west....   [tags: Book Reviews]

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Chosen By Christ

- I believe that my pilgrimage with Christ began before my birth. I was chosen. I didn’t choose Christ but he chose me. It was at a very early age that my grandmother noticed that I was touched by the hand of God. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize it at that time. It wasn’t until my first encounter with the lord at age 10 that I realized there was something different about me. I can remember having an unexplainable experience in my grandfathers Apolistic church. I didn’t understand the experience as a child but I understand it now....   [tags: Admissions Essay]

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