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Recurring Themes in Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

- There are a couple of recurring themes in the book by Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler. Of these, two themes are “Despite how complicated a situation or problem gets, at the end, when it is solved, you are back at where you started” and “ When you are in love you see your loved one everywhere you go and in everything you do. The first theme is the one that encompasses the whole book, although it is more of a hidden one. At the beginning of the novel, the Reader buys the new book by Italo Calvino, also named as the title of this novel, and begins reading it....   [tags: If on a Winter's Night a Traveler]

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The Fairy-tale of If on a winter's night a traveler

- The Fairy-tale of If on a winter's night a traveler       In the past, fairy-tales have been a major form of writing for the great minds of the imaginative authors of the world. In search of cultural roots, much of Europe focused on its folktale and fairy-tales. However, Early Modern and Contemporary Italy took its tales and changed, manipulated, and combined them, having dissimilar concerns as the other societies of Europe. Influenced by his nation's overall approach to its heritage, Italo Calvino, in his novel If on a winter's night a traveler, is blatantly provided with a fundamental structure, plot, and theme through his use of the fairy-tale....   [tags: If on a winter's night a traveler]

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The Voice of An Old Man's Winter Night

- The Voice of "An Old Man's Winter Night" Perhaps the most haunting poem in Mountain Interval is "An Old Man's Winter Night," a poem about an old man dying in the wintry climate of New England and alone. Here, more so than in "The Oven Bird," the comfort of a warmly human subject is held out; no one who ever responded to a Norman Rockwell magazine cover could but be taken by the old man, alone in his house ("All out-of-doors looked darkly in at him"), unable to summon up the resources to hold the winter night at bay: What kept his eyes from giving back the gaze Was the lamp tilted near them in his hand....   [tags: Old Man's Winter Night]

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Italo Calvino as Author/Game-master in If On a Winter's Night a Traveler

- Italo Calvino as Author/Game-master in If On a Winter's Night a Traveler In an interview conducted in January 1978, one year before the publication of his novel If on a winter's night a traveler (Iown), Italo Calvino responded to a question about his future writing plans with these words: "What I keep open is fiction, a storytelling that is lively and inventive, as well as the more reflective kind of writing in which narrative and essay become one" (Calvino, Hermit in Paris 190). Calvino created this very type of fiction in Iown, a novel that consists of a metafictional narrative that frames the beginnings of ten unique novels....   [tags: Italo Calvino Winter's Night Traveler Essays]

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Motherly Love And Love In Winter Night By Kay Boyle

- The philosopher Erich Fromm once said, “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be required, it need not be deserved.” The idea that motherly love provides children with “peace” is thoroughly explore in the short story “Winter Night”, by Kay Boyle. “Winter Night” follows the story of a seven year-old girl named Felicia who lives in an apartment overlooking Central Park in New York City. Felicia's mother, who is frequently going on dates, provides Felicia with the necessities she needs to live like food and shelter but rarely spends any time with her....   [tags: Mother, Parent, Need, Love, Father, Cliff Richard]

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Analysis Of ' If On A Winter 's Night A Traveller ' And ' Sula '

- Textual dynamics is the dynamic interplay between the text and responder, and how this necessarily becomes a relationship between the writer and the reader rather than just the text. It forces us to question whether or not the barrier between fiction and reality is breached. And if the work is real, can it still be considered a work of art. And if it is fake can it be considered real. The texts, 'Orlando ' by Sally Potter and 'Sula ' by Toni Morrison are both, in a sense, biographies of fictional people, challenging traditional values and gender constructs....   [tags: Fiction, Novel, Character, Narratology]

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Comparison of An Old Man's Winter Night, Follower, and Lore

- Comparison of An Old Man's Winter Night, Follower, and Lore Works Cited Missing In this essay I am going to concentrate on three poems 'An old man's winter night', 'Follower' and 'Lore'. All these three poems are wrote by three very famous poets 'Robert Frost' wrote 'An old man's winter night' and 'Seamus Heaney' wrote 'Follower' and 'R.S. Thomas' wrote 'Lore'....   [tags: Papers]

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Old Age in An Old Man's Winter Night and Follower

- Old Age in An Old Man's Winter Night and Follower This poem has a very direct title which intices the audience to find out more and is very similar to that of a Hollywood movie and uses plain language. From the 1st line we can see the boy’s possessiveness of his father from the words “My” we also know it is referring to the past from the tense of the word “worked” we also find out that he works on a farm. In the next 3 lines we can see the poets admiration for his father by the way he talks about the size of the man “globed like a full sail strung” and his strength....   [tags: Robert Frost Seamus Heaney Essays]

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Italo Calvino's Intentions in "If on a Winter's Night a Traveller"

- Upon opening the book, and beginning to read the first chapter, it felt as though the author was introducing me to the book as if in real life. The author spoke as if he wasn't telling the story, but instead preparing you for the story. The fact of the matter, is that he was doing both. Calvino was preparing the reader for the first story of the book by listing the best ways to read a book by removing any distractions and getting comfortable. Reading this was very hard going, as the first chapter to me it read like a set of stereo instructions and it made me think I don't need to be told the best way read a book, as the best way to read a book is all down to personal preference....   [tags: World Literature]

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Essay About Love in My Papa's Waltz, Facts, Night Driving, Those Winter Sundays, Digging, and Daddy

- Love in My Papa's Waltz, Facts, Night Driving,  Those Winter Sundays, Digging, and Daddy  I have elected to analyze seven poems spoken by a child to its parent. Despite a wide variety of sentiments, all share one theme: the deep and complicated love between child and parent. The first poem, "My Papa's Waltz," by Theodore Roethke (Page 18) presents a clear picture of the young man's father, from line one. "Whiskey" on the father's breath is one of many clues in appearance that mold a rough image of this uneducated, blue-collar worker, possibly a European immigrant, as indicated by the "Waltz" in the title (Line 1)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Winter Is The Best Season

- Winter There are four different types of seasons. They are Summer, Spring, Fall, and Winter. They each hold its own period in which they occur. Some days are long and some days are short depending on the season. Different weather, daylight hours, holidays, and different events are all events in which occur throughout the season. The events that can occur also depends on what’s the season. In each season, there are different activities that can be accomplished. For example, some seasons contain certain holidays that occur in them like Christmas, which only happens in the winter....   [tags: Season, Winter, Weather, Autumn]

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Analysis Of Midwinter 's Night Dream

- Midwinter 's Night Dream William Shakespeare has become one of the most famous and influential writers in the English literature, and his work has been reenacted and studied all over the world for several decades. However, we often do not get the chance to admire all of his other plays as the school curriculum in high school only covers his four most famous tragedies plays like Rome and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Othello. Now, as a college student, I am able to appreciate his work more as my have recently seen Shakespeare Midwinter Night’s Dream which is based on Shakespeare’s real play Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, a comedy that portrays the events that surround the marriage of a Duke, the...   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet]

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Analysis Of Midwinter 's Night Dream

- Midwinter 's Night Dream William Shakespeare has become one of the most famous and influential writers in English literature and his work has been reenacted and studied all over the world for several centuries. However, we often do not get the chance to admire all of his other plays as the school curriculum in high school only covers his four most famous tragedies: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Othello. Now, as a college student, I am able to appreciate his work more as I have recently seen Shakespeare Midwinter Night’s Dream which is based on Shakespeare’s real play Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, a comedy that portrays the events that surround the marriage of a Duke, the love of fou...   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Love]

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William Shakespeare 's Midsummer Night 's Dream

- William Shakespeare has become one of the most famous and influential writers in the English literature, and his work has been reenacted and studied all over the world for several decades. However, we often do not get the chance to admire all of his other plays as the school curriculum in high school only covers his four most famous tragedies plays like Rome and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Othello. Now, as a college student, I am able to appreciate his work more as I have recently seen Shakespeare Midwinter Night’s Dream which is based on Shakespeare’s real play Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, a comedy that portrays the events that surround the marriage of a Duke, the love of four young lovers a...   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Love]

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William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

- William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale In Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, the playwright introduces his audience to a world blending natural imagery with that of ancient religion. Appearing as nature’s child, Perdita fails to realize her own identity and does not recognize that the flowers she describes mimic her own image. Just as gillyvors are a result of crossbreeding, the shepherdess is essentially one of nature’s bastards since she eventually discovers Porrus has been an adoptive father for her, and Leontes is her biological father....   [tags: William Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays]

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A Race for Rats in The Winter of Our Discontent

- A Race for Rats in The Winter of Our Discontent Some runners look only to the finish line, choosing to ignore what they step on or who they pass along the way. In The Winter of Our Discontent, Steinbeck portrays the dawning of a selfish American society concerned solely with winning personal races. Set in a small New England town during the early sixties, the story focuses on the life of Ethan Allen Hawley, an intelligent man with prestigious family history who is employed as a grocer to the dismay of members of his family and the community....   [tags: Winter of Our Discontent Essays]

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Winter in the Blood by James Welch

- Winter in the Blood by James Welch Winter in the Blood, a Native American novel written by James Welch, takes place on a cattle ranch in Montana, around 1970. On the surface, this is a story of a Blackfoot Indian sleepwalking through his life, tormented by visions, in search of a connection to his heritage. Welch's language is, at once, blunt and poetic, and the pictures it conjures are dreamlike and disquieting. Furthermore, the narrator of the novel is disheartened by the loss of his brother, Mose, and his father, First Raise ....   [tags: Native American Novels Winter in the Blood Essays]

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A Tale for Winter

- A Tale For Winter It was a cold and miserable January, filled with rainstorms, harsh frosts and a gusty wind that made the trees creak, as their roots clung to the soil for support. The grass was clothed in a cloak of silver and the trees were tipped in white. Most of the animals of the forest were still in hibernation from the autumn months, safely sleeping in their grassy beds and earthly homes....   [tags: Papers]

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The Night Was Eternal And An Infinite Night

- The night was eternal, or at least we thought it was. Our world hasn 't seen light from a sun in thousands of years but yet, we 've survived without it. Though technically, the world that we first lived is merely a memory in our history, as nobody could tell you about it first hand. The world we now live on is a barren, desert like wasteland, forever stuck in an eternal winter and an infinite night. Our walls and domes are the only things that protects us from instant death, but even then, that 's not enough for us to survive....   [tags: 2005 singles, 2008 singles, Eminem, 2007 singles]

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The Nature of Love Explored in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- “The course of true love never did run smooth,” comments Lysander of love’s complications in an exchange with Hermia (Shakespeare I.i.136). Although the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream certainly deals with the difficulty of romance, it is not considered a true love story like Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare, as he unfolds the story, intentionally distances the audience from the emotions of the characters so he can caricature the anguish and burdens endured by the lovers. Through his masterful use of figurative language, Shakespeare examines the theme of the capricious and irrational nature of love....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream Essay]

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A Winter Never to be Forgotten - Original Writing

- A Winter Never to be Forgotten - Original Writing In the terrible winter of 2002 a young man named Mark Kyle was staying in his parents cabin on the outskirts of Detroit. Marks fiancée Kortney Skelly was to follow him up a few days later. On the night Kortney was to arrive Mark decided to plan a romantic evening to surprise her. As he began to set up candles around the dining room of the cabin for Kortney's arrival he discovered that there was not enough firewood to last them throughout the night....   [tags: Papers]

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The Great Gatsby And Winter Dreams

- The Great Gatsby vs. “Winter Dreams” Who would have thought the main characters of different readings could experience the similar feelings and events. The two readings that will be compared are The Great Gatsby and “Winter Dreams”, both of which are written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The first reading that will be discussed is The Great Gatsby and then “Winter Dreams”. The Great Gatsby is about a man with the name of Jay Gatsby, who is determined to get the girl of his dreams. Eventually the careless girl that leads Gatsby on never intends to fully commit herself to him and Gatsby dies fairly lonely....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Wedding Speech : Winter Wedding

- Perhaps you have always dreamed of a winter wedding, or want to simply be married during the least busy marriage months (see article on how to save for your wedding). Regardless of the reason, winter weddings don’t get enough recognition as they deserve. Sure, it’s colder outside which makes finding the proper dress a little more complicated, but getting married in the winter can be just as romantic – if not more so – as weddings in the hotter months. Below, we will discuss the top 23 winter wedding ideas to ensure you have the winter wedding you most deserve and dream of....   [tags: Wedding, Marriage, Wedding ring, Engagement ring]

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Fall And Winter Makeup Trends

- 5 Fall And Winter Makeup Trends Overview It’s so unfortunate that we had to surrender to reality because the last days of last summer took away every trace of our tan. Luckily, we got the opportunity to try the latest makeup trends to enhance our looks. In order to outline the makeup for the fall winter trends 2015, let’s start with the eyes by analyzing the fashion shows and spotted 5 eye makeup trends we should copy. You will definitely one that suits your needs. If not, you will make some improvements to look attractive and unique in your own way....   [tags: Cosmetics, Eye, Eyelid]

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A Sociology Class Last Winter

- I recently took a sociology class last winter where we discussed this question. This is a very tough and controversial question to answer, however through knowledge and experience from close friends, I will definitely say that it is probable to develop feelings, therefore it is hard to maintain a no strings attached relationship. In many movies one night stands and friends with benefits are shown among college students, people who are not looking for a relationship and would rather have fun with someone who does not take relationships and sex serious as others do....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Summer Winter - Original Writing

- As the dog days of summer grind on, I start to turn my attention to autumn. It’s a magical time of the year tucked between the hot and sticky summer, and the cold, harsh winter. If there is one season that can turn back the clock, it is fall. The days slowly start losing length and the humidity fades from the air. Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. The red, yellow and orange leaves that fill the trees make me enjoy it that much more. Growing up in the northern panhandle, we have all experienced the beauty of autumn....   [tags: Hunting, Deer, Pine, Autumn]

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The Cold Winter Of 2014

- Everyone you know is going to eventually get caught for doing something they know will get them in trouble, they may not think that they will never get caught but everything comes back around to get you. My first time I ever got caught doing something I was not suppose to be doing was in the cold winter of 2014. During sophomore year in highschool I was the only sophomore on the varsity baseball team which would leave me to be around the older guys who I would soon become friends with. I was a junior in highschool and it was christmas break, I was the youngest in the group I was running with which i thought would force me to do what the older guys would do to fit in....   [tags: Mother, Parent, High school, Family]

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The Flowers By George Herbert

- A flower is delicate, a lovely sprig of life that dies all too quickly. It is by no means a permanent beauty; compared to humans, the lifespan of any flower is pitifully short. Yet it is a flower with which George Herbert compares humanity, a frail little blossom. “My shriveled heart... was gone / quite underground; as flowers depart / to see their mother-root, when they have blown” (lines 8-11). Every autumn, the flowers die and retreat underground, and every spring new seeds burst from the frozen ground, growing and blossoming into a new season of flowers....   [tags: Season, Winter, God, Autumn]

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Review of the Movie, A Hard Day's Night

- "A Hard Day's Night" catches the first flaring of Beatlemania in a manner at once subtle and intelligent. The plot is simple: a day in the life of the Beatles as they try to make it to a performance, burdened by Paul's trouble-making grandfather (Wilfred Brambell); inept reporters, police, and studio moguls; and, of course, hordes of screaming teenage girls. All the while, the Beatles remain as laid back as can be, responding with dry, very British one-liners and shifting easily into melodic musical interludes, such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "All My Lovin'," and "I Wanna Be Your Man." This is the pre-Sergeant Pepper Beatles, and their pleasant, playful enthusiasm mirrors the general innocence...   [tags: Movie Film Hard Day's Night Beatles]

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SAD in the Winter

- SAD in the Winter Could Seasonal Affective Disorder Be Disrupting the Lives of Northeastern Students. Becky Venne, a 31-year-old Northeastern graduate student, says she doesn’t socialize much in the winter. In fact, she claims that she finds it hard to get out of bed and spends most of her day watching T.V., satisfying her cravings for carbohydrates and starchy foods. We’ve all experienced it at some point or another. The weather gets colder, the days become shorter, and no matter how much sleep you had the night before, you still feel tired....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Essays]

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Darkest Winter

- It was his first, a winter so cold that he would joke about dying rather than experiencing it, but this season's winter would change how Takash felt about that. He was a hard working laborer, just like all the other men in the village, working at the field sunrise to sunset. He had a wife, two children; his hut was one of the first to be hit by the sun's ray in the morning, which he liked. But none of that mattered much once the winter rolled around. Food was scarce, even the rich and schoalrs were barely holding on....   [tags: short story]

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Van Gogh's Starry Night

- When I was taking art in high school the artist that stood out to me was not Monet or Michelangelo. I was at awe of an artist that chopped his ear off and put it in an envelope to give to his mistress at a brothel. How would you react to someone giving you his or her ear and want you to keep it. That would be like Evander Holyfield giving away his ear to a person saying, “Hold this is will be worth millions one day.” That artist was Vincent Van Gogh. I want to compare the oil painting of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” to the lyrics of Don McLean and the lessons they tell....   [tags: Painting, Art]

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Those Winter Sundays

- Distance is a problem in many homes whether it be through emotional distance or physical Distance or it may just be that the word love is not spoken enough, in both Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” and Rita Dove’s “Daystar” is a distant parent are they selfish or mean or is the love they do show just not understood. In Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” show that children have a hard time understanding why a parent is distant the speaker says “Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on/ in the blueblack cold,”(Line 1-2) the father even gets up very early on Sundays as in the “blueblack cold” the speaker seems to not understand why the father does this why d...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Robert Hayden]

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Back in Time: The Devon Winter Carnival

- The crisp New Hampshire air chilled the private school students with its sickly cold fingers as it would rage by with a fury that would disappear as soon as it came. The grey skies which hovered above stole away the sun so that the warring world around them seemed all the more dismal and depressing. Despite the hanging feeling of dread the weather and World War seemed to influence, the boys themselves were almost giddy with the merry thoughts that plagued their juvenile minds. It was almost the end of the day which would give way to a freezing night where most people would prefer to sleep or stay indoors; however, that was not the case with these merry men of the winter session as they hasti...   [tags: boy, plans, posion, snow, prize, christmas]

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Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden

- Duty is a word defined in several ways by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. It is used to denote “a moral or legal obligation; the service required under specified conditions; and obligatory tasks, service, or functions that arise from one’s position”. It is a word used to speak of the performance of obligations to others in some fashion. In the poems, “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden; “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen; and “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning, duty to family, to a nation, and to ancestors will be discussed and its effects on the characters in the poems....   [tags: my last duchess, robert browning, wilfred owen]

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A Winter's Tale

- A Winter's Tale I know that it has been a long time since the event but I still can't believe what has happened. I'm still unable to separate the experience from my dreams and I still to this day cannot come to terms with it. I'll never forget…………not ever. This entire experience started on a Christmas afternoon 1997. Karen, by best friend and I were sitting at the back of the car, with my mum in the driving seat. The weird thing was my mum actually reminded us to put out seat belts on....   [tags: Papers]

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Robert Frost 's Dark Gravity

- Robert Frost was one of the most brilliant poets of his time. Becoming a New England native later in his life, Frost wrote many poems that incorporated characteristics of New England into his writing. This included, but was not limited to, the weather changes, the people, and many other components. Frost was born in San Francisco, California on March 26th, 1874. Based on his poetry, people argue that he is either the poet of quaint country wisdom or he is a poet of dark gravity, one who peers into the depths of the human experience, and whose poetics transcend being categorized as something merely country, merely quaint....   [tags: Poetry, Robert Frost, Winter solstice]

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A Night with Alberta

- A Night with Alberta On a cold winter Saturday night, a wind whips across Washington Square into the canyons of Manhattan. Near New York University’s main dormitory is a small jazz club. The large tinted front windows at street level and the subdued lighting might make a visitor think of an abandoned storefront. However, this small place is where magic can happen. The Cookery is a portal between the present and the past. Entering the club, the host finds my new wife and me a seat. This is both polite and practical for the fresh snow renders the newest patrons blind at first....   [tags: Personal Narrative Descriptive Essays]

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The Faulted Winter of 1998-Personal Narrative

- The Faulted Winter of 1998-Personal Narrative My mom and dad were back in the condominium. Meanwhile, I was having a great time tubing down the local snowy hills with my brother, Greg. Even though it was --16°F and we couldn't feel our toes, we were making the best of our winter vacation in Vermont. Yet I was very unaware of the upcoming event that would soon spoil my fun. It was 11:00 pm when we decided to head back to the ski resort that we stayed at (which was a short walk away). I saw my friend and started talking to him, so I sent Greg ahead of me....   [tags: Papers]

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Lion in Winter Play review

- “The Lion in Winter” was performed on Saturday November 22nd was not as good as I thought it was going to be. The set was a great design and looked as it should for the time period. However, I didn’t like how scenes were changed. The set should have been designed to encompass more aspects of the scene structure. There was a lot of unnecessary movement on stage when there shouldn’t have been. Stage hands should not be seen or heard. Maybe the curtains could have been drawn for some of their work....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Building A Fire By London And Those Winter Sundays By Hayden

- There are one story and one poem called, ‘To build a Fire’ by London and ‘Those Winter Sundays’ by Hayden. It’s a term of whether those poems have eternal life, imagine life would be so beautiful and can imagine easily like a movie whereas stories do not. The stories limited the imagination. I disagree with it. So how can the story have in depth of envision and the poem does not have any length of creativity. Firstly, the short story called ‘To Build a Fire’ by London was based on a man with his dog were outside in the cold, alone in the dark with the fire only to hope that he could survive the night....   [tags: Short story, Thought, The Reader, Emotion]

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The Harsh Reality of "Winter Dreams" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- There often lies a disparity between the idea of something and that something’s reality: the idea seems much brighter than that something itself. This conviction arises in all aspects of one’s life, from politics, to religion, to hobbies, to entertainment, and relationships. F. Scott Fitzgerald examines the harsh reality of such a dilemma in his work “Winter Dreams.” This story follows a self-made, successful man, Dexter, and his inner struggle between the need to attain wealth and success. Ultimately, Dexter is forced to face reality when this desire clashes with his fantasies surrounding Judy Jones, the woman of his pursuit....   [tags: american dream, reality, idealism]

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Misfortune and Comedy in Shakespeare's Play, A Winter's Tale

- ... However, strangely none of the deaths occur on stage, rather both deaths are announced to the king through someone else. Paulina being the most important of the messengers, for she was the one caring for both Hermione and Mamillius. The way in which she announces Hermione’s death is peculiar, “I say she's dead; I'll swear it. If word nor oath prevail not, go and see: if you can bring tincture or luster in her lip, her eye, heat outwardly or [breathe] within” (50). She confirms that Hermione is in fact dead, but still want Leontes to go forth and see for himself....   [tags: suffering, death, revenge]

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People Dont Change, The Ending Of Fall, Beginning Of Winter

- People dont change; we just learn more about who they want to be. I was 11; It was the ending of fall, beginning of winter. My brother was five was at the time and we lived here in small town Cresco. We lived a normal family life. My mom worked at Donaldsons at night and my dad was working at McNeilious. I took care of my brother alot, had to watch, play, and be with him alot. We grew close when we were young. My dad would get home at 5:30 every night and we would have supper. Things were good. Although at night I would hear my parents fight about money, that all my mom cared about....   [tags: Family, Parent, Bathroom, Mother]

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Winter Solstice

- Winter Solstice The elemental threads woven into the tapestry of traditions we call the Winter Solstice are light, hope, and charity. In the midst of the winter darkness, we beseech the light to return to us with its warmth and fertility, we maintain hope for a healthy and prosperous life, and we share with others, those blessings that we have so graciously been given through kind and thoughtful acts of charity. Dancing through five thousand years of human history, these themes enfold this season in a rich, layered collage of celebrations, folklore and tradition....   [tags: Religion Mythology Literature Essays]

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Comparing Daystar and Those Winter Sundays

- The two poems I have chosen to analyze are Daystar by Rita Dove and Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden. The poem Daystar struck me from my first reading of it because I do the same thing this woman did sometimes. The apartment I share with my husband has a balcony where I have planted some flowers, and sometimes when the whether is nice I drag a rocking chair out there into the sun and just sit and let my thoughts wander. This poem reminds me of those moments. The author uses imagery in the poem to make the experience of this one woman stand out vividly....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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homeless in new york city winter

- Introduction A/G Have you ever asked yourself why don’t this homeless person just go and stay in a shelter and eat and sleep in a warm place an d leave me alone. S/P Today I will inform my audience about the decisions homeless people have to make. C/I Many homeless people opt to stay on the streets rather than in a shelter. V/S After today you will understand why homeless people who live on the street. Transition Our homeless society is now growing very quickly and uncontrollably....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Summary Of ' The Night With Tom Night ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- She shakes her head. I say it again: Bianca, what happened, more of a statement this time than a question, and she shakes her head again but I can see her breaking down, eyes gleaming in the twilight. What happened. She looks at me. You really want to know. Yes. Just tell me. And so she does. * * * * It takes a week and another twelve-pack and pint of vodka for me to confront him, even though Bianca made me promise not to. We’re watching TV in McGloin, another rare night with Tom and Ryan in the room, too, the three of us on the couch, Seth at his desk on his computer....   [tags: 2008 singles, 2007 singles, 2006 singles]

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The Great Gatsby, Winter Dreams, And The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

- Characters, settings, and theme are all very important elements of a story. The Great Gatsby, "Winter Dreams," and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" all have similar themes and symbols. Most of these themes lie within the characters. The characters in all three stories live in the past, are primarily wealthy or do not wish to seek wealth, and have had a love in their life. F.Scott Fitzgerald definitely portrayed living the life in the "American Dream" through out these stories as a very hollow and unpleasing way of living....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest, The Winter 's Tale, And Pericles

- The English Renaissance was a time period in which many great plays, sonnets, and writers became famous. William Shakespeare was the most famous writer to come out of this time period, and is regarded as one of the best English writers of all time. Known for his creative use of words, he wrote thirty-seven plays and one hundred fifty-four sonnets. He even invented new words when there were no words in the English language that truly expressed what he wanted. Influences such as Shakespeare 's culture and family, affected his writing, giving it unique traits that are commonly found in his writing....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet]

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The Olympics Winter Olympics

- The 2050 Summer Olympics are quickly approaching. Dan from Chicago has dreamed of making it to the Olympics since he was very young. Through his adolescent years, Dan struggled with obesity. He would try diets and workout plans but nothing would really work for him. Even though Dan is overweight, he still has the ability to run faster than all the other kids. All he wants to do in life is go to the Olympics. He believes that is his calling. When he tells people about his plans to become an Olympic athlete, often people say, "You 're way too big to be an Olympic sprinter," or "You don 't look like someone who would be in the Olympics." Dan starts to think to himself, "I might actually be too...   [tags: Summer Olympic Games, Olympic Games]

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Philip Levine and Robert Hayden: What Work is? Those Winter Sundays

- If I were asked who the most precious people in my life are, I would undoubtedly answer: my family. They were the people whom I could lean on to matter what happens. Nonetheless, after overhearing my mother demanded a divorce, I could not love her as much as how I loved her once because she had crushed my belief on how perfect life was when I had a family. I felt as if she did not love me anymore. Poets like Philip Levine and Robert Hayden understand this feeling and depict it in their poems “What Work Is” and “Those Winter Sundays.” These poems convey how it feels like to not feel love from the family that should have loved us more than anything in the world....   [tags: brotherly love, family]

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My First Date Of An Indoor Soccer Team For The Winter Of 2014 / 2015

- Spending until 2:30 am, with you. Albeit my curfew was at 12:00am, still wasn 't a mistake. My mom grounded me for two weeks, the rush was frolicsome even if it has to end. My authentic first date was with Nicholas Cole Nilsen. He was around 6” tall with bright blue eyes, an athletic build and, thick dirty blonde hair. We meet at a friend’s house but had many mutual connections. One being a teacher/coach, who asked us to play on an indoor soccer team for the winter of 2014/2015. Nick was just a hysterical guy to be around and could always make me laugh....   [tags: High school, Emotion, Blond, Futsal]

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Descriptive Essay : ' The Darkness Of The Night '

- The purple hue surrounding my eye extenuates the fairness of my skin and makes me stand out more than an elephant in a room. I examine my bloodied, bruised face in the cracked mirror and begin to wash away at my stained skin, watching the rogue substance gurgle down the drain. I delicately wipe my neck with a decrepit rag and inspect the rest of my body for injury, then proceed to clean dirt off of my wiry figure. After I have cleansed my body, I climb into my archaic bed which discomforts my ears of creaky springs....   [tags: Black people, White people, South Africa, Sleep]

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Analysis of Scene in the Middle of the Night

- In our scene from Middle of the Night, There are two characters; Betty and Marilyn. My character Betty is in her room getting ready for a date when Marilyn walks in. Marilyn is a very close friend of Betty’s and has been for six years. Betty and Marilyn seem like the kind of friends who are close because they are in similar circumstances. They are both married woman in their mid twenties who go shopping for their family’s together and talk about marital gossip. Their friendship is almost effortless because it is so natural and apart of their daily routine....   [tags: friends, conversation, decision, marital, divorce]

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The Night Is More Than An Elephant

- The purple hue surrounding my eye exaggerates the fairness of my skin and makes me stand out more than an elephant in a room. I examine my bloodied, bruised face in the cracked mirror and begin to wash away at my stained skin, watching the rogue substance gurgle down the drain. I delicately wipe my neck with a decrepit rag and inspect the rest of my body for injury, then proceed to clean dirt off my wiry figure. After I have cleansed my body, I climb into my archaic bed which discomforts my ears of creaky springs....   [tags: Black people, White people, South Africa]

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My Experience At The Night Sky

- I hadn’t realized it at the time, but because of that moment, my life would change for the better. It wouldn 't hit me for a while that because of what I saw, I would see the world in an entirely new perspective than what I had before. It was a defining moment, looking through that cylindrical time machine we humans call a telescope, showing me in the blackness of space more than any teacher had, or could have. I felt like something drove me that brisk night. Bringing me to do something that I normally never would have done, which was to brave the winter weather to stare at some points in the sky....   [tags: Solar System, Sun, Sky, Amateur astronomy]

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The Night - Original Writing

- The fire roared under the moonlight. A giant plume of smoke travelled upwards into the air, joining the clouds, and then blending into the darkness. The fire sounded like a record crackling from the needle just before the music starts. The birds were silent, not a creature was near. I took a seat on a log and let the heat force itself upon my face, fighting off the cold, making me part of its aura. Shadows cast outward in all directions making the forest look menacing in the night. The cabin was located about 10 minutes from any main road....   [tags: Father, Mother, Aerosmith, A Perfect Place]

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Comparing My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke and Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden

- Comparing "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke and "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden My Papa's Waltz, by Theodore Roethke, and Those Winter Sundays, by Robert Hayden, are two somewhat similar poems about respected fathers. To most people a father is not just the man who fertilizes their mother's egg, but a man that spends time with and takes care of them. While doing this, he gains their love and respect. In these two poems Roethke and Hayden take an admiring look back at the actions of their fathers, although; they both imply that their parents were not perfect....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Powerful Winter Imagery in Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome

- Powerful Winter Imagery in Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome      Ethan Frome, the title character of Edith Wharton's tragic novel, lives in his own world of silence, where he replaces his scarcity of words with images and fantasies.  There is striking symbolism in the imagery, predominantly that of winter which connotes frigidity, detachment, bleakness and seclusion.       Twenty-eight year old Ethan feels trapped in his hometown of Starkfield, Massachusetts.  He marries thirty-four year old Zeena after the death of his mother, "in an unsuccessful attempt to escape the silence, isolation, and loneliness of life" (Lawson 71)....   [tags: Ethan Frome Essays]

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A Cry in the Night

- A Cry in the Night The story starts in New York City, most likely present day. Then as the story goes on it moves to minnesota out to Erich's farm. It is winter in Minnesota and very cold. Characters: Jenny is the main character of the story. She is a divorced mother of two. She is young and pretty. She works at an art museum in New York City to support herself and her two little girls. She is kind and sweet and has a brilliant sense of humor. Erich is an artist. He's mysterious and curious....   [tags: Papers]

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Rebecca by Daphne De Maurier

- Rebecca, a gothic and mysterious love story written by Daphne De Maurier, was published in 1938. Despite the majority of the critic’s reviews stating it was never going to become a classic, Rebecca was an amazing success. It is such a unique and universal book that it has stood the test of time among the literary classics. The book engulfs the reader into a story about love, jealousy, and escaping the past. The very first lines of the novel begin the reader’s intrigue, “Last night I dreamt I went to Maderley again....   [tags: love story, Mr. De Winter]

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The Breeze By Joshua Ferris

- Joshua Ferris, the author of the short story, “The Breeze”, closely links seasonal conditions and activities to different lifestyles. Specifically, Joshua links outdoor activities and spring in Manhattan to a life that needs “more adventure” and “thrills”. He also chooses to link indoor places and winter to the picture of a life that is “limited”, “dying” and “misspent”. Light and dark are also used as a binary within this story. What shows the connection between the ideas described is how the author uses repetition and patterns to emphasize his most important details....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Winter, Novella]

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The Old Nurse's Story and The Night Nurse's Story

- This essay is based around two ghost stories, The old nurse's story and the night nurse's story, I am to analyse these stories and talk about the similarities in them, along with what is different about the two. This essay is based around two ghost stories, "The old nurse's story" and "the night nurse's story", I am to analyse these stories and talk about the similarities in them, along with what is different about the two, first I will look at similarities, including not only character similarities but structure and writing styles too....   [tags: English Literature]

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A Comparison of Dance Macabre and Night On A Bare Mountain

- A Comparison of Dance Macabre and Night On A Bare Mountain Programme Music is a piece of music which can describe something. It has many advantages in a way because you could be looking at an image or words I.e. (a poem) and it can instantly interpret through the various types of musical instruments (Strings, Percussion, Woodwind & Brass) what you are reading or looking at. This can be done by varying the usage of tempo, rhythm, pitch, melody, accompaniment, & dynamics etc....   [tags: Papers]

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The Cold August Night - Original Writing

- It was a cold December night as a little boy named Thomas lay in his bed anxious for the big day to come. He lay in his bed all warm and snug as the cold winter wind howled outside. The candle light in his dark room flickered as Thomas lay wondering about a day full of joy and laughter. “Thomas, are you in bed?” Thomas’s mother exclaimed as she stood outside his door. “Of course mom!” Thomas said as a cold breeze slipped in through a small crack in the window. The little boy continued to look outside as the dark crisp branches of the tree in his front yard started to bend....   [tags: Christmas, Christmas tree, Yule, Christmas lights]

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Pride and Prejudice and A Midsummer Night's Dream

- First Impressions Revisited “The course of true love never did run smooth.” -William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream ‘Pride and Prejudice' first appeared between 1796 and 1797 under the title, ‘First Impressions'. At first, the novel was written anonymously; however, after Jane Austen's death, the novel became publicly known to people. The novel itself is a comedy of manners set in a quiet and charming rural England, between 1796 and 1813; to be exact, Pride and Prejudice is set amidst Napoleonic Wars, dating from 1797 up to 1815....   [tags: first impressions revisited, Shakespeare, Austen]

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Late Night Trip to Niagra Falls

- One night after going out and shooting some pool at a local bar my boyfriend decided that we should take a trip up to Niagara Falls. We got into my little white soft top Mitsubishi eclipse, Joe my boyfriend, Justin his friend, and myself. Let’s just say it was a tight fit seeing my boyfriend is six-two. Plus his friend is almost as tall and what polite people would say bigger boned. We’re in one of the coldest places in the world, well at least it felt like it, Buffalo New York. Buffalo is right on the edge of The Great Lake Erie and is about twenty minutes from Niagara Falls....   [tags: freezing, boyfriend, current]

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The Night that Changed My Life

- The Night that Changed My Life The night’s darkness blanketed the cabin and the landscape like a mother and her newly born child. The winter snow on the ground illuminated the moon’s light and made it very easy for seeing into the distance, but there was nothing to see; for miles and miles tall pines and rolling terrain contained nothing but Mother Nature. I lay silently in my bed and watched out my window the snow drifting methodically to the ground. The tall pines stood watching over the cabin and their shadows seemed to have a life of their own....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Elie Wiesel’s Night Eliezer Wiesel was one of the few Jews that escaped Hitler’s evil hand during World War II. There are only a handful of novels that accurately depict the fate of those persecuted, and Night should be at the top of this list. Regarded by many as the memoir of the terror to read, teachers spanning the globe have presented this book to their students. The systematic extermination of the Jewish people all over Europe was unknown until after the war, and even then the horror could only be expressed through pictures and bits of accounts by prisoners....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Night From the View of an S.S. Officer This whole situation started out simple enough. The men and myself first moved into a little town called Sighet. The people there seemed so naive. None of them realized what was about to happen; none of them realized what happened when the Germans move into town. We first started by imprisoning the officials and made all the Jews were yellow stars. The Jews were then moved into a very small ghetto and cramped quarters. It was obvious that none of them had heard of the horror of the concentration camps and what awaited them once they left the safety of their homes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Father's Unfailing Prescence

- A Father’s Unfailing Presence A father can play many roles throughout a child’s life: a caregiver, friend, supporter, coach, protector, provider, companion, and so much more. In many situations, a father takes part in a very active position when it comes to being a positive role model who contributes to the overall well-being of the child. Such is the case for the father in the poem “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden. In this poem, readers are shown the discreet ways in which a father can love his child....   [tags: Like Riding a Bicycle, Those Winter Sundays]

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Van Gogh's Potato Eaters and Starry Night

- Van Gogh’s, Potato Eaters and Starry Night illustrate his transition from realism to post-impressionism. Vincent Van Gogh never gave up his style and insight in his early work compared to his later work. I will discuss the comparison of the Potato Eaters and Starry Night and even though there are obvious differences, the core of his passion and eccentricities can be seen. Furthermore, in the discussion of comparing and contrasting the two pieces, it will include his influences, color palette, humanitarian attributes and emotional expressionism....   [tags: painting analysis and contrast]

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Love, Chaos, and Disorder in Midsummer Night’s Dream

- Love can be quite chaotic at times. As much as poets and songwriters promote the idea of idyllic romantic love, the experience in reality is often fraught with emotional turmoil. When people are in love, they tend to make poor decisions, from disobeying authority figures to making rash, poorly thought-out choices. In the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare uses various motifs to illustrate how love, irrationality, and disobedience are thematically linked to disorder. First, Shakespeare uses the motif of the seasons early on in the play to solidify the connection between love gone awry and chaos....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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The Night And A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

- Some of the most fabled stories of our time come from individuals overcoming impossible odds and surviving horrific situations. This is prevalent throughout the Holocaust. People are fascinated with this event in history because the survivors had to overcome immense odds. One, of many, of the more famous story about the Holocaust is Night by Elie Wiesel. Through this medium, Wiesel still manages to capture the horrors of the camps, despite the reader already knowing the story. In addition to him having to overcome difficult odds in order to survive for himself, he also had to care for his weakening father....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, The Holocaust]

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A midsummer Night dream

- The second half of the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th are sometimes called in England ”The Age of Shakespeare”. William Shakespeare’s the greatest English poet and dramatist and an indisputed world figure in literature. Altought his works (37 play, 154 sonnets and two long poems) are well knwnall over the world we know little about his life. Shakespeare was born on 23 April 1564, at stratford –upon-Avon, a little town in the heart of England. He was educated at the local grammarschool but as his father’s business went from bad to worse, he had to leave school and begin to earn his living....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Delhi’s Rain Basera - An Illusion of Urban Shelters

- ... Residents wander far and wide in search of food and some lucky relish the intestines of Chicken or Mutton. The little-ones spend their days roaming the nearby sites in packs tagged along by that tiny puppy from their shack, shared further on with 20 odd people without any prospect of education or a future. All of this merely sheds valuable insights on an ‘Impeccable’ aspect of our Society; the Grandiose Utopian Delhi culture that boasts of her prosperity in leaps and bound remarkably and has chosen to ignore the penury at hand....   [tags: homeless, slums, night]

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Why Amsterdam is the Perfect Vaction City

- Many times people often search for an ideal spot for vacationing. Families want to find an area that offers various activities that can range from a nice dinner out to a walk in the park and fun night life. With a rich cultural atmosphere and history, Amsterdam offers a great variety of interests on various topics; in a mild climate and a center for night life and culture for hundreds of years, it is no wonder that millions of visitors flock to the capital each year. Located in the province North Holland in western Netherlands, just 2 meters below sea level, Amsterdam boasts a very enjoyable climate throughout the summer with a cool wind blowing off the North Sea....   [tags: night life, visitors, culture]

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Why My Name is Lake: A Narrative Fiction

- ... The shadows bounced off each other and joined her, until winded, she threw herself down on the grass and fell asleep. She found it in the morning while kicking sand over the dead fire. It rolled out, a piece of sky from the ashes. It seemed lost, small but magnified at the same time. Picking it up, Lake blew away the grit. It brightened and took a beam of sunlight and scattered it into four colors, one for each direction. It was a glass door knob, still connected to the short metal rod that used to hold it to a door....   [tags: lake, night, knob, tree]

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The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradburry

- Mars. The ‘Red Planet’ has been a source of imagination since Man first looked up into the night sky and wondered if there were others out there in the galaxy. Since the end of WWII, the rise of the Cold War and atomic research, interest in Mars has increased like it never has before. In films, books, television and (more recently) video games, Mars has been imagined countless times over, as a safe haven from a destructive earth, or a source of our impending doom. It represents more fully our fears and hopes than any other global or galactic icon....   [tags: red planet, night sky]

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