Annotation Essays

  • Annotation Assignment

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    Assignment: Annotation What is annotation? To annotate is to make notes directly on a text as one reads and rereads it, identifying significant features, discovering patterns of features, and speculating on meanings. It is a crucial means of paying close attention to a text whether one is preparing for a class discussion, generating ideas for an essay, or just experiencing the richness of a text for pleasure. So fundamental to what readers do, annotation is comparable to hammers for carpenters

  • An Annotation of John Crowe Ransom's Blue Girls

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    An Annotation of John Crowe Ransom's Blue Girls Simply put, Blue Girls is about beauty. The poem focuses on the realization and truthfulness that beauty undoubtedly fades. The speaker appeals to young girls, warning them to not put all their hope in their beauty, but to still utilize it before it diminishes. Blue Girls By John Crowe Ransom Twirling your blue skirts, travelling the sward Under the towers of your seminary, Go listen to your teacher old and contrary Without believing

  • An Annotation of Wallace Stevens' Of Modern Poetry

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    An Annotation of Wallace Stevens' Of Modern Poetry In "Of Modern Poetry," Stevens describes the purpose of modern poetry given what the audience knows and values. Modern poetry must be different from traditional poetry, because people of his time perceive themselves and their world differently than the people of earlier times. Stevens suggests that war, like other changes, have affected what people believe. Poetry must reflect to its audience what they want to hear. It must show them that the

  • An Annotation of The Gift Outright by Robert Frost

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    An Annotation of The Gift Outright by Robert Frost In "The Gift Outright," Robert Frost traces the development of American culture from colonial times to a more present perspective. He tells the American story of colonialism, freedom, westward expansion, and the quest to develop a specifically American culture. In doing this, he focuses on explaining ways in which Americans supported the growth and development of their country and culture. Frost suggests that Americans showed their allegiance

  • The Author to her Book: An Annotation of Bradstreet

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    The Author to her Book: An Annotation of Bradstreet Anne Bradstreet's poem, The Author to her Book, is a twenty-four-line metaphor comparing the relationship of an author and her writings to the relationship between a parent and a child. The meaning of this lighthearted poem can clearly be seen as she traces the growth of a piece of work to the growth of the child. The significance of the poem, however, lies in the fact that this poem is a glimpse of the emotions felt by Anne Bradstreet an American

  • An Annotation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The City in the Sea

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    An Annotation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The City in the Sea Edgar Allan Poe had his own unique view on what poetry should be. A lecture he wrote, “The Poetic Principle,” covers his viewpoints and sheds light on many of his poems. We will use it to examine “The City in the Sea.” First, Poe felt that the goal of all poetry should be Beauty. What is poetry? It is not the mere “oral or written repetition of forms, and sounds and colors and odors, and sentiments.” No, whoever just repeats his experiences

  • An Annotation of Section 24 of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself

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    An Annotation of Section 24 of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" is a vision of the American spirit, a vision of Whitman himself. It is his cry for democracy, giving each of us a voice through his poetry. Each of us has a voice and desires, and this is Whitman's representation of our voices, the voice of America. America, the great melting pot, was founded for freedom and democracy, and this poem is his way of re-instilling these lost American ideals. In this passage

  • An Annotation of Emily Dickinson's The Last Night that She Lived

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    An Annotation of Emily Dickinson's The Last Night that She Lived Dickinson's The Last Night that She Lived presents a meditation on the reaction of the speaker and those with her while they are confronted with the death of a female friend. Strangely, in dealing with the subject of death, Dickinson steers away from the metaphysical aspect of such a heavy situation and remains firmly anchored in the tangible world. The speaker makes no references to God or the afterlife, and her allusions to nature

  • An Annotation of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Part 4, Death By Water

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    An Annotation of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Part 4, Death By Water Each of us has our own personal wasteland. The wasteland may manifest itself in many things; school, loss of love, loneliness, work, fear or doubt. In any case, a wasteland is a part of us that is clearly missing something and causes a distinct lack of completeness and a sense of uncertainty about our future. T.S. Eliot manages to capture the essence of that dry and forsaken feeling in his five-part poem entitled, The Wasteland

  • An Annotation of Paul Laurence Dunbar's Ships That Pass In The Night

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    An Annotation of Paul Laurence Dunbar's Ships That Pass In The Night Laurence Dunbar's "Ship That Pass In The Night" is a cry for opportunity for all men, regardless of race. Dunbar's poem directly parallels a passage from Frederick Douglass' autobiography that gives an account of his life as a slave. Both Douglass and Dunbar look out at the ships that sail by and see hopes for societal changes. Although they both sought change, their aspirations were quite different. Frederick Douglass watched

  • An Annotation of Anne Bradstreet's In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet

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    An Annotation of Anne Bradstreet's In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet This poem is a firsthand account of how Anne Bradstreet was feeling when she experienced the loss of her granddaughter, Elizabeth. Although Bradstreet's attitude on Elizabeth's death seems to reflect her belief in God's plan, the diction suggests otherwise. In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet, Who Deceased August, 1665, Being a Year and Half Oldby Anne Bradstreet 1 Farewell dear babe

  • An Annotation of Emily Dickinson's I Taste A Liquor Never Brewed

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    An Annotation of Emily Dickinson's I Taste A Liquor Never Brewed This poem by Emily Dickinson is much harder to figure out compared to her usual poems. She writes about a topic that is not normally written about at this time especially by a woman. At first glance, it is thought that this poem is about liquor and all of the bad things that go along with it, when in all reality it is a poem about sheer happiness. Dickinson is speaking not of a high derived from any alcoholic beverage, but rather

  • An Annotation of Emily Dickinson's I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died

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    An Annotation of Emily Dickinson's I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died Emily Dickinson's poem "I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died" is centralized on the events of death and is spoken through the voice of the dying person. The poem explores both the meaning of life and death through the speaker and the significant incidents at the time of near death that the speaker notices. Many of Dickinson's poems contain a theme of death that searches to find meaning and the ability to cope with the inevitable. This

  • Rules Of Annotated Bibliography Essay

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    The annotated bib is a bibliography (list of books and other works), which includes descriptions and evaluative comments regarding the sources that were cited in a certain paper. The comments are also called annotations. The annotated bibliography consists of two parts: citation and annotation. Usually, the citation is based on the task that was given by your teacher or mentor. The majority of citations should contain APA style annotated bibliography example, MLA annotated bibliography example and

  • Analysis Of The Awe-Inspiring Majesty Of Science By Chuck Klosterman

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    properly equipped with the skills to annotate and analyze a piece of work. The growth between my first few attempts at annotation and my more recent ones are stupendous. It is apparent I had no idea what I was doing at the beginning of the year, but by the end, I have more mastery over figurative language techniques and how to identify them. I had limited contact with annotation in middle school. We were mostly taught to “talk to the text,” which meant to write down comments about what we were reading

  • Seminar Reflection

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    comfortable with analyzing a text. For example, through asking questions and annotating my book I have been able to understand more of the author’s intentions. In class when discussing Virginia Woolf’s “ How to read a book” I added more than twenty annotations to my book during the discussion. Along, with many of my peers I was at first dreading to read this essay because I thought this was going to be a borin... ... middle of paper ... ...urface. To really appreciate the intentions of the author

  • How To Annotate In The Odyssey

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    assignment were to mark and define words that were unfamiliar to you, ask questions on the front page of each new book and answer those with quoted evidence throughout the entirety of the chapter. We were also told to use our study guides to focus our annotations and write bulleted summaries at the end of each chapter to help with further understanding and comprehending it. We were to mark the text for things like invocation to the gods, epithets, epic digressions, and epic similes. Other things we were

  • annotation

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    Annotation This activity is designed for year 9 stage 5.1 class. One mathematical tool called autograph is used to help students learn the gradient of a line. In this annotation, I will explain how the curriculum outcomes are linked to the activity, how autograph assists the students in better understanding of gradient, how I modify this activity to meet the needs of students and how I carry assessment for learning in the process. In this activity, students are asking to use appropriate terminology

  • Reflection Of Genre Writing

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    My biggest gain this year is not having as many elementary flaws. Though there are usually, a few commas out of place or not added; however, I feel as though I have gotten better. It helps that in class some of the lessons revolved around grammar mechanics. If I can see how something is supposed to be, I can incorporate it into what I am doing. As far as content goes, I feel as though I learned how to be more versatile in my writing. Instead of writing just one way, I have learned how to write according

  • Proteogenomics and Gene Annotation

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    Proteogenomics and Gene Annotation Introduction Proteogenomics is a kind of science field that includes proteomics and genomics. Proteomic consists of protein sequence information and genomic consists of genome sequence information. It is used to annotate whole genome and protein coding genes. Proteomic data provides genome analysis by showing genome annotation and using of peptides that is gained from expressed proteins and it can be used to correct coding regions.Identities of protein coding