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    John McPhee's In Search of Marvin Gardens Im his essay In Search of Marvin Gardens, John McPhee examines Atlantic City, New Jersey, the city upon which the board game of Monopoly was based. In his writing, he touches upon both the board game and the physical city equally which begs the reader to ponder the purpose of McPhee’s essay. Did he write his essay to provide for the reader the physical basis for the game of Monopoly? Or did McPhee wish to expose the once glamorous AtlanticCity as a city

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    Glen Canyon Dam

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    Glen Canyon Dam This extended essay will analyze the rhetoric of authors discussing the Glen Canyon Dam. These authors include: Jeff Rubin (The Place No One Knew), John McPhee (Encounters with the Archdruid), Russell Martin (A story that stands like a dam: Glen Canyon and the struggle for the soul of the West), and Jared Farmer (Glen Canyon dammed: inventing Lake Powell and the Canyon country). There are always two sides to an argument, one for one against. All seven authors write of the Glen

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    Bill Bradley's Perfection

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    "In John McPhee's A Sense of Where You Are: A Profile of William Warren Bradley (1965), Bill Bradley, an All-Star in both academics and athletics from small- town Crystal City, Missouri, commits to Princeton to play basketball. At Princeton Bill shatters the basketball records for Princeton, the Ivy League, and even the NCAA, while earning to be a Rhodes scholar and eventually becoming a U.S Senator. Bill Bradley was born with many gifts that aided him in his success; above all, his determination

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    Emily Dickinson's Poetry About Death

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    And then I heard them lift a Box And creak across my Soul With those same Boots of lead. Again. Then Space-began to toll.? ?I heard a Fly buzz when I died? is Dickinson?s portrayal of her death and her surroundings at the time of her death. John McPhee sates that ?Death and the thought of death influence our way of life and our daily action.? Dickinson was very dolorous after her father left her and she ostracized her self from society. She then coerced herself into feelings of suicide. In

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    Don't Mess with Nature

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    Don't Mess with Nature Of all the things a student needs to make it through a typical day, probably the most important, yet least appreciated, is paper. Paper is used for academic, social, and personal purposes by nearly all students every day. The most obvious use is for the academic or classroom assignment, whether it comes in the form of a test, an essay, or a summary of plant life on Easter Island. The social uses of paper center around the "note," which any student can tell you is s important

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    "Haymitch!" I call, banging on the cedar door," Come on, open up!" This is one of the rare times he actually locks his door, and I know why. I begin looking at my options. All of the windows were locked. I consider bothering Hazelle for the spare she uses to come clean, but she's at home taking care of a sick Posy. She's an option ,but I'm determined to get in by myself. It seems like everyone is doting on me here lately, with my spells and all. With the anniversary of the games nearing, they seem

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    In Willa Cather’s short story, “A Wagner Matinee”, Cather uses a sense of regret, along with the setting and the music from the concert hall, to bring a sense of sadness to the story and to Aunt Georgiana. Aunt Georgiana was a music teacher who loved her career but gave it up to marry a farmer. She recognized her mistakes and moves on to regret marrying the farmer. As Aunt Georgiana continues to live with Mr. Clark, she cannot help but think about how she wanted to live her own life without anyone

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    Interpretations

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    In Halley’s Comet by Stanly Kunitz a teaching is telling her first graders about Halley’s Comet. She tells them that if it hit earth there would be no school the next day. The children fill in the gaps and realize that there would not be any school because the world would end. One of her students is very concerned about this and that night while his family is asleep he creeps up to the roof. On the roof he sits and waits while looking at the sky. He is waiting for the world to end. Being a young

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    Alchemist Essay

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    There are countless heroes throughout literature. Their stories are all timeless and meaningful. The Alchemist, written by Paulo Coelho, is home to one of these heroes with an incredible quest. Interestingly, it is quite common to see quests and journeys throughout all literature. In the Alchemist, the protagonist, Santiago, goes through many stages of being a hero such as, call to adventure, refusal of the call, supernatural aid, crossing the threshold, and road of trials. Santiago clearly demonstrates

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    The Road Poem Analysis

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    The Road by Cormac McCarthy tells a story of a father and son fighting to live throughout their journey to the south during the apocalypse. Even though they face many obstacles along the way, the bond they share always keeps them fighting to survive. This deep story of the bond between father and child makes it easier to see what it means to be human. The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart contains poetry relating to this topic of what it means to be human as well. The Road helps to enhance the understanding

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