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    “Some of my colleagues at the Department of Sociology in Helsinki wonder whether it is meaningful to study mortality differences. After all, the death rate is the same for everyone: one death per person” (Valkonem 1993)[1] Henry Allingham (6 June 1896 – 18 July 2009), First World War veteran and, for one month, the verified oldest living man in the world, was an anomaly. Supercentenarians themselves are rare, of course, but male ones are particularly so[2]. However, it is not merely amongst the

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    Epic of Beowulf - Themes of Beowulf

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    can achieve a lasting value, the memory and fame of praiseworthy deeds (271). This essay will treat some of the many interpretations concerning the themes of the poem. Interpretations of Beowulf ‘s theme vary widely. Ian Duncan in “Epitaphs for Aeglaecan: Narrative Strife in Beowulf” states his interpretation for the main theme in the poem: Arguments for any interpretation of Beowulf have therefore described discursive configurations within the poem which have then been projected

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    invoke a feeling of greatness and honour. Asquith begins his poem by describing the miserable, mundane life of a clerk, working in a 'city grey'. He opens with the words 'Here lies' that are normally used to begin writing on a gravestone. This 'epitaph' - style opening gives the idea that the clerk has now passed away and the poem will concentrate on events beforehand. We are told the clerk has spent 'half his life' doing boring work ('..Toiling at ledgers..'), his days drifting away. There is

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    Ben Jonson's On My First Sonne Ben Jonson writes On My First Sonne from a father’s point of view grieving over the death of his very young son. The title alone suggests which time period this poem is from i.e. it is from the 17th century (1603)- when the poet’s son Benjamin died- through the use of language of the time. This poem has been written in memory of a seven year old child whose death has dealt a great blow to a father. Throughout the poem, the use of religious comparisons and

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    The Life of William Shakespeare

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    Throughout the United States and the entire world people are aware of Shakespeare; however, many people wonder why society wants their citizens to continue to read William Shakespeare’s plays and poems. Shakespeare continues to influence today’s environment and brings people together by speaking of a common author that most people know. All across the world, students must read at least one of Shakespeare’s works; which often develop those children who read his works into better writers. During the

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    the names(Vonnegut 1)." Vonnegut makes clear that he, too, has experienced Billy's struggles. He does so by intruding into the accounts of the fictional Billy with his own personal thoughts. In one case Vonnegut states, " . . .it would make a good epitaph for Billy Pilgrim--and for me too"(121). Another such event occurs when Pilgrim travels "back to Dresden, but not in the present. He was going back there in 1945, two days after the city was destroyed. Now Billy and the rest were being marched into

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    had for a very long time. These types of things relate to life because they are many moms or dads that their kids died and it is a very sad thing to think of even though you may not see that happening The meaning of this poem is an epitaph of a dead woman narrating the story of her life from the other world. She tells a sad story of a tough life, but she does not for what has happened to complain. She remembers the dances of

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    Harry Potter has to deal with death in a very different way in the final book than most normal people do. Harry has dealt with death his whole life because his parents were murdered by Lord Voldemort when he was just a little boy. People that are important to Harry slowly die off because of what he is. He is “the boy who lived.” There was a prophecy created by a professor at Hogwarts, a school of witchcraft and wizardry, before harry was born that said "The one with the power to vanquish the Dark

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    Shakespeare

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    praise he humbled. Such a man Might be a copy to these younger times; Which, follow'd well, would demonstrate them now But goers backward. BERTRAM His good remembrance, sir, Lies richer in your thoughts than on his tomb; So in approof lives not his epitaph As in your royal speech. KING Would I were with him! He would always say-- Methinks I hear him now; his plausive words He scatter'd not in ears, but grafted them,

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    Sumthn Called Music

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    Punk Music in North America: November 7th From Yesteryear to Here Punk music is a unique form of music which incorporates heavy, raw and distorted guitars; intricate, deep sounding bass lines; high paced, pounding drum beats; and vocals that catapult ideologies of a world run by anarchy. Punk is a form of underground music which appeals to people who are either bored or dissatisfied with the way the world works. In The Merriam Webster Dictionary the definition of the word punk is; a young inexperienced

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