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    Biography of Gunter Grass *No Works Cited Gunter Grass is a German poet, novelist, playwright, sculptor, and printmaker. Grass describes himself as a "Spataufklarer", a belated apostle of enlightenment in an era that has grown tired of reason ("Gunter"). He was born in Danzig, Germany (currently Gdansk, Germany) on October 16, 1927. Grass wrote his first unpublished novel when he was only thirteen. Like many teenagers during World War II, Grass was a member of the Hitler Youth. He served

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    Painting and Writing with Magical Realism

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    ever-shifting pattern, a sharply etched Realism in representing ordinary events and descriptive details together with fantastic and dreamlike elements" (Abrams). Some of the Magical Realism writers are said to be Gabriel Garcia Marques in Columbia, Gunter Grass in Germany, and John Fowls in England. Understanding the history and theory of Magical Realism will help clarify the meaning of the term. No one can really say who coined the phrase 'Magical Realism,' but some say that "in 1925 to champion a

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    The context of the work is set between 1939 and 1944, in Danzig (Germany). But the narrator, Pilenz, tells the story about Mahlke and their adolescence, some years later, when he is already an adult. Pilenz's aim of writing this story is making a kind of catharsis in order to remove a feeling of guilt. This feeling of guilt is mainly due to the fact that, his high school fellow, Mahlke, died drowned into the sea at the end of the Second World War. Along the novel the symbolic figures of the cat

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    lives that were lost the day the ship sunk. A similar event took place in the Baltic Sea in 1945 of a ship called Gustloff. The sinking is considered to be one of the deadliest marine tragedies ever to happen in the world. The author of Crabwalk, Gunter Grass was one of the few authors who shed light on the sinking of Gustloff through the stories of the fictional character Tulla Pokrefke, a survivor of the ship. The little

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    Big Bird Primary School

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    their young, soft skin. When the teacher begins to rub her head, the constant sound off “Yes Miss” is clearly getting to her. As the sound of the grass mower like a turbine generator, right outside the child filled classroom is heard, all the pupils get excited as they feel that spring has finally arrived. The smell of the freshly cut grass, soon gets to the hay fever sufferers and their eyes begins to water. As first lesson seems to have faded away and the sun has got brighter and brighter

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    The Man In The Moon

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    The Man In The Moon I lie on the grass, staring above me, my arms stretch high into the starlit sky, they warp and twist and elongate and they reach up and my hands grasp the moon and its mine and no-one else's and my fingers become a part of it and then I'm the moon, look at me I'm the Man in the Moon and I Can See All, I Can See You, and my arm stretches down and my giant finger uncurls and points and my voice deep and booming says ITS YOU and the person I'm pointing at looks straight up at me

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    The grasslands supply a home to many plants, species, and endangered species, such as the Northern Swift Fox, Vulpes Velox. The grasslands provide a beautiful habitat for the many species of wildlife to thrive and live because of the tall, mixed grass, Rocky Mountains, fertile soil, rainfall, and moderate temperatures. The conservation of the species of these grasslands have become extremely important, because if one endangered species such as the small, speedy Northern Swift Fox went extinct, horrible

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    Death

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    She walks through a field of serene emptiness. It is a field of secrecy, a hallowed place home to memories both sweet and fierce. Here lie the imprints of wounds and kisses, dreams and wishes. The air is restless. The wild grass bends and rises, bends and rises, as though a nascent pulse sifts in the earth beneath it. The sun hangs in the sky precariously, as if by a thread, just grazing the treetops. Her neck falls back and her eyes lift upward. She watches the spools of raw wool inch by in the

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    Writing From a Technical Standpoint

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    and find something untouched by man, technology, or machinery. How about grass, cement, dirt, and water? All of these elements seemed pretty natural to me, so I ventured into my front yard and started making words out of water from my hose onto the driveway. Then I realized someone mixed that cement and laid it—unnatural. The water has been channeled to my hose from some type of technology—unnatural. My dad planted the grass; the dirt was bought from the store, and laid in front of my house by my

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    Green Grass, Powerful Women White culture misinterpreted, ridiculed and even outlawed native beliefs. Natives, in turn were forced to live according to the absurdities of the white man. In Green Grass Running Water, King portrays these absurdities through four old Indians and a coyote that are trying to fix the world. This task becomes very difficult for them, when the Christian God appears and messed everything up. Now they are confused and the world is in chaos. King shows how illogical

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    Whitman's Leaves of Grass evince an incipient awareness of the unifying and acutely democratic aspects of the poetry. An article in the November 13th, 1856, issue of the New York Daily Times describes the modest, self-published book of twelve seemingly formless poems: "As we read it again and again, and we will confess that we have returned to it often, a singular order seems to arise out of its chaotic verses" (2). The Daily Times's identification of "order" out of "chaos" in Leaves of Grass parallels America's

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    Food Division in Grass Soup Zhang's attitude towards splitting up food rations at the reform camp suggests he has not been completely broken down and reformed by The Party. The significance of the dividing of foods illustrates his remaining integrity and emotions that the hunger has affected, but not removed. "Unfortunately, no matter what group I was assigned to, the others always trusted me" (164). Being trusted usually is a positive sign of your character, but Zhang feels it is an unfair burden

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    Garden of Lost Toys

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    in a big breath; I could smell his scent; it was a mixture of clean sheets and mocha. I continued my search mazing through the patches of roses, sweet peas, sunflowers, and irises. My journey leads me to a large rock nestled in a field of Maiden grass. “Wimsor!” I screamed jumping on the rock. And there he was in all of his fluffy teddy bear goodness! “Oh Solmire you found me.” He smiled looking up at me. “I won again” I said jumping on him and taking hold of his arm in my mouth. He was so soft;

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    The Beauty of Nature

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    the heavy mists. There are some days when the sunlight seems to dance, to weave and frolic with tongues of fire between the blades of grass. Not on that day. That evening, the yellow light was sickly. It diffused softly through the gray curtains with a shrouded light that just failed to illuminate. High up in the treetops, the leaves swayed, but on the ground, the grass was silent, limp and unmoving. The sun set and the earth waited. On the edge of a small wood, an ancient tree sat hunched over,

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    At Grass by Philip Larkin

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    In the poem "At grass" by Philip Larkin the poet writes about his encounter with two retired horses. A passage of time is significant in this poem as it is only after the poet thinks back to what the horse’s life was like before it they retired that he has a change of mind and realises that they are probably better off now than they were in the past. The first hint that the poet gives us, is in his title of the poem "At Grass" as this gives the impression that the horses are at rest and away from

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    A Day in the Life

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    Atop the mountainside, my sharp eyes could see everything: every ripple in the tall grass below: a signal that a small rodent was dashing through the grass. I could clearly see the small creases of rough bark on a tree trunk half a mile away. Fifty feet below, I could make out the smallest ant climbing through the dirt. I felt the rush of wind through the cliffs; a tall overhang protected us from harsh winds and rain. My mate rose slowly, his eyes blinking softly. I greeted him with a few short clicks

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    Taken

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    Bright streaks of pinks, oranges, and reds run through the sky. As I look up they slowly fade to blues and stars are starting to appear. There is long, yellow blades of weeds and grass. A damp, clean but musty smell is in the air. All I see is field everywhere. No trees, no houses, no people. Just field, and probably beyond this field is more field. I have been walking since noon and I don’t know where I am. I am lost. The last thing I remember is two men tying me up and putting me in their trunk

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    The area is all flat with short grass and the bright sun in an open sky. The man, suddenly has a knife in his hand, crouching. Why? The girl stopped and stared up at the man, he then froze, and fell to the ground as a statue. For the first time, the girl turned around, and looked at...me. Her face was red and her eyes were blue. She started spazzing, she was transforming into some sort of beast, a cross between medusa and the devil. The sky became fire, and the grass wilted and died. She grew and

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    Saturday

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    A day at the beach is relaxing, the amusement park fun, but neither is more satisfying than a day spent working in my backyard. Saturday morning begins on my back porch where I slip on my old tennis shoes, stained green from years of cutting grass in them. Three stone steps lead down to the backyard, where warm sunshine filters through the tall pine trees surrounding it, providing light and shade. The sun in my backyard is as warm as the sun at any beach, but without the crowds to wade through and

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    Lawn Case Study

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    Great Again The problem with lawn care is simple, talking about water, mowers, gas, and fertilizers. Grass can be overwatered and over fertilized but when fertilized right and watered right can show amazing results. When it comes to grass soil has a big part of its growth if the soil is not collecting the right amount of nutrients in the grass will not grow. Soil isn’t the only problem with grass. Many people think that overwatering is okay but the process of overwatering a lawn can lead to the distribution

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