Black Flower Essays

  • Free Essay on Plant Imagery in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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    During Chillingworth and Dimmesdale’s covert discussion about “the powers of nature call[ing] so earnestly for the confession of sin,[and discussing] that these black weeds have sprung up out of a buried heart, to make manifest an unspoken crime” (120) illustrates the idea of weeds filling the heart with sin and guilt. Moreover, “the black flower of civilized society” (45-46) refers to the Puritans’ harsh attitude towards sinners as they view Hester’s punishment. Most importantly, the imagery used with

  • Use of Color to Express Emotion in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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    a sin and is filled with many feelings, including pride, surrounding that sin.  Many of those around Hestor's sin reflect similar emotions and feelings. Hawthorne employs many symbols throughout The Scarlet Letter.  Hawthorne uses the colors red, black, and white to represent Hestor's emotions and the emotions of those around her. The most frequently employed  color symbol by Hawthorne is red.  Red most obviously represents Hestor's sin, as shown by her scarlet "A" she is forced to wear.  Her

  • The Black Flower by Howard Bahr

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    The Black Flower The Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864, at Franklin, Tennessee, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War. It was one of the worst disasters of the war for the Confederate States Army. Confederate Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood's Army of Tennessee conducted numerous frontal assaults against fortified positions occupied by the Union forces under Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield and was unable to break through or to prevent Schofield from a planned

  • The Universal Wronging In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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    Adulterous relationships always end in pain. Examples of such pain are present throughout the intricate web of time. From Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, to the media buffet of Bill Clinton, adultery leaves pain. Hester embodies this pain. Not in pity but in cause. She embodies pain. Pain of loss, suffering. The pain of adulterous relationships. The universal wronging of adultery is deserving of such pain. Even in present times, with views much lax than puritan epoch, the wrong exists in full

  • The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War

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    In the beautiful Southern autumn days, a war was becoming bloodier and bloodier by the day. Howard Bahr’s The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War takes place in the most tranquil time of the year in 1864. Bushrod Carter, a young Confederate rifleman, leaves his Mississippi town to fight in the Tennessee Army under General John Bell Hood. The story follows Bushrod and a few of his fellow Confederates through the months leading up to the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. Bahr writes the story

  • Flowers in Season by Andre Maurois

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    Flowers in Season by Andre Maurois "Life isn't like that…The seasons return every year each with its own flowers." As seen in this quote from "Flowers in Season" a short story by Andre Maurois, changing seasons and changes in one's life are the key ideas. The title alone gives some indication of the subject of this story; the different seasons produce different flowers, implying a changing of seasons in this story. In this story, the stages of a person's life are compared to the changing seasons

  • The Rhodora

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    Emerson’s “The Rhodora” is about a purple flower in the rhododendron family. Unlike its sister plant, Rhododendron ponticum, the Rhodora grows near bogs or unfertile and acidic soil. The Rhodora has no leaves and its blooms sprout directly from the stem. The Rhodora grows in solitude, away from other flowers that are considered to be immensely beautiful. “The Rhodora” contemplates the beauty of a simple flower and its effect on its surroundings. In the poem, Emerson’s speaker discovers that

  • Character Analysis: Laila

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    her hair being recognized by others as a significant feature, “a black bell” that “surrounds her”. By using the metaphor or a black bell, this shows how the hair calls a great amount of attention and is easily detected. Shah insists that Laila’s hair is beautiful, as it is similar to a “rose”. The author places other body parts, such as her cheeks and neck in lower case, in order to emphasize that people only really see her black strands and thus associate her with a culture. The meaning of “Laila”

  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Grandma's House

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    its pictures of all of us and the unconditional love behind her doors. My grandma’s house, which seemed to grow smaller as my grandma does, quietly nestled in a quiet street, along the city’s coast on the Black Sea, the house is a humble, red cottage-style with green trimming and a beautiful flower garden that led to the front door, also there are draping, fine established grape vines that covered the roof and a small veggie garden at the back, sea breeze and the songs of the seagulls filled the air

  • Fertilizing the Flowers with Anger

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    Tulips in California-the winters are not cold enough. But the obsessive among us, the true lover of flowers, of garden, earth, and growth persists. Women mostly, women like my mother, know that tulips will not bloom unless they have six weeks of cold, yet they persist. My mother simulates the growing conditions: she places the tulip bulbs in a special drawer in the refrigerator. A drawer empty but for tulip bulbs, resting, maturing for six weeks long. During these six weeks, my father is periodically

  • Grafting Golden Chain Tree

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    Grafting Golden Chain Tree Laburnum x watereri ' Vossi ' Laburnums are a genus of small deciduous trees and are used for a splash of color in a landscape because of their chains of golden flowers. The plant in this genus are highly poisonous, especially the seeds. The hybrids in this genus are generally less poisonous and produce less seeds. The are only two known species that belong to this genus, Laburnum anagyriodes (Common Laburnum), and Laburnum alpinum (Alpine Laburnum). Laburnum x watereri

  • Essay On Elephant Grass

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    generally native to Africa. It requires very little water and nutrients and can easily be harvested up to 6 times a year. Elephant grass can grow up to heights of approximately 4 meters and has leaves with a pale-green color can vary in width. The flowers of this plant can range from purple to yellow and can reach lengths of up to 30 centimeters. It has a very unique root system that penetrates deep into the ground allowing it to survive harsh dry conditions and seeds are normally dispersed through

  • Descriptive Essay On Gardening

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    Have you ever planted something before? Well if you have or haven’t, I have and now I actually love gardening, whether it’s a vegetable, fruit, or flower. My late Godmother, Tanya Ward, showed me the joys of gardening. She instilled in me the desire to grow many different types of plants. She helped change this inside loving girl into one who enjoys the outdoors. There was this one specific day we had went to home depot, meanwhile she was looking for weed killer, while I on the other hand was looking

  • William Faulkner's 'Kew Gardens'

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    The flowers are red, yellow, and blue. They have petals that are heart or tongue shaped. As the petals fall to the ground, they stain the earth with these colors for a moment. Petals from the flowers soar through the sky in the summer breeze. The flowers' colors flash in the air. On this July day, men, women, and children walk through the gardens. As the people move through the gardens, their movements resemble butterflies. They zigzag in all directions to get a better view of the flowers. One

  • Bees Vs Pesticides Argumentative Essay

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    make honey, that is why we need to stop using pesticides. The chemicals in the pesticides are toxic to not only butterflies, flies, and other pesky insects the pesticides are also toxic to bees. Bees pollinate at least one third of the world’s flowers and other pollinated plants such as pears, apples, cherry, cantaloupe, almonds, blueberries, cranberries, kiwi, plums, carrots, and some other plants too. We need to stop using pesticides wild pollinators, which include bees, wasps, beetles, flies

  • Georgia O'Keeffe

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    " Georgia O'Keeffe Georgia O'Keeffe is one of the most influential artists there is today. Her works are valued highly and are quite beautiful and unique. As a prominent American artist, Georgia O'Keeffe is famous for her images of gigantic flowers, city-scapes and distinctive desert scenes. All of these different phases represent times in her life. Throughout the seventy years of her creative career, Georgia O'Keeffe continually made some of the most original contributions to the art of our

  • Flower Alternate Ending

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    Adventuring to the unknown Steve found a little flower, It was yellow but smelled awful. Steve wanted to destroy the flower so that way no one else had to deal with the foul stench. He walked over ready to stomp on the flower when his mysterious friend said, "You want to kill it but something seems special about this flower". Steve took a better look at the flower, "Hey kid, why are you trying to kill me?" Said the flower. Steve jumped back and watched the flower slowly turn around, "Why do you look so

  • Attract And Feed Hummingbirds Summary

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    happen to see bees or wasps on your bee proof feeder, wipe the surface using a wet sponge to rid the feeder of them. Feeders require cleaning and changing of the nectar every 3 to 4 days. This time period reduces during hot weather. After some time black spots usually begin to appear inside feeders. These are molds and need scrubbing by a good brush. In case the spots are unreachable when using a bottle brush, you can also place some water with sand inside the feeder and then shake. Harsh detergents

  • Chrysanthemums

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    atmosphere could have a negative effect on a person. Another part of the setting that plays an equally important roll is the fence that surrounds Elisa's garden from her husband and the rest of the world. "…He leaned over the wire fence that protected her flower garden from cattle and dogs and chickens" (260). These animals represent Henry's world, while the garden represents hers. The peddler is the first person to want to enter her world. Later Elisa decides to let him into her garden, and with that act

  • The Road Into the Dark

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    perimeter of Sole, hesitant and unsure of what is beyond the walls of coloured rock. Vines curl around the base and climb the walls in a spidery fashion, weaving their green tapestry like a time-line accented with flowers that mirror the colour of the night sky. Similar in hue to those flowers but not speckled white, was the Great Gate of Sole. Soaring high above the wall and arched majestically, the Gate stood closed as if to mark the end of the promised land and the beginning of some place where milk