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    to... ... middle of paper ... ...d Poirier and Mark Richardson. New York: Library of America, 1995. 204. Print. Frost, Robert. "Into My Own." Collected Poems, Prose & Plays. Comp. Richard Poirier and Mark Richardson. New York: Library of America, 1995. N. pag. Print. Frost, Robert. "Neither Out Far Nor In Deep." Collected Poems, Prose & Plays. Comp. Richard Poirier and Mark Richardson. New York: Library of America, 1995. 274. Print. Frost, Robert. "Nothing Gold Can Stay." Collected Poems, Prose

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    Ben Franklin

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    Ben Franklin Ben Franklin is one of the most dynamic figures in the history of America. As a philosopher, scientist, writer, inventor, diplomat, and more he had far reaching effects on America and the world both in his time and today. Franklin was one of the first people to recognize himself as "American" and distinguish the people of the new nation as something more than British colonists. As an American, Franklin sought to improve the country through the creation of institutions and the development

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    they existed in, but is still obvious in today’s culture. Even though both men are credited for their wise principles, their beliefs do not always coincide with one another. However, one thing they do have in common is that they both revolutionized America through their thoughts, actions, and distinctive opinions on how to improve the world around them. Henry David Thoreau and Benjamin Franklin had a lot of similar ways of life. The men didn’t believe in the Christian religious conviction of the time

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    A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

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    In Faulkner’s, “A Rose for Emily”, Emily lives in a world of her own making. This is because townspeople in Jefferson holds Miss Emily in such high regards. To them, she symbolizes the customs of the old south, or what the town Jefferson once was. For Emily and also for the townspeople time is relative, the past is an ever-present realm in Jefferson. For this reason people wish to respect Emily and preserve her customs; even if it means intruding into her personal life, or turning the cheek towards

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    Naturalism In Native Son

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    Richard Wright and William Faulkner both examine the psychologies of excluded members of society. While in Native Son, Wright studies someone oppressed and downtrodden beneath society, Faulkner looks at a family of outsiders cast far away from a common community in As I Lay Dying. For both, a central question becomes the function of their characters’ minds in relation to one another, and to reality. Through different approaches, both Wright and Faulkner conduct modernist explorations of the social

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    Opposites Attract

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    Every time period has its great authors, Realism and Naturalism are no exception. The two that I found the most compelling in their differences was, “Life on the Mississippi” and “The Lost Phoebe.” Some of the contrasts that I found range from the events that take place, to the different views of the American dream, and how one could see humor in life while the other could not. Realism dealt with the everyday middle class and Naturalism took the darker side of things and mainly wrote about the

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    Eudora Alice Welty practically spent her whole life living in Mississippi. Mississippi is the setting in a large portion of her short stories and books. Most of her stories take place in Mississippi because she focuses on the manners of people living in a small Mississippi town. Writing about the lives of Mississippi folk is one main reason Welty is a known author. Welty’s stories are based upon the way humans interact in social encounters. She focuses on women’s situations and consciousness. Another

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    Indian policy became a new issue during the Presidency of Jefferson. Problems with land expansion and trade laws with the native became tense as settler farms pushed into more land of the natives. Jefferson main objective to solve these disputes was to live in peace with the natives. To live in peace with the natives, the government needed to establish protection, make them efficient agriculturally since their hunting resources have been depleted and offer them skills of weaving and sewing. In return

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    London Vs. Twain: San Francisco Earthquakes Jack London, a San Francisco native, and Mark Twain, a frequent visitor to the city both had separate experiences with earthquakes in San Francisco, and wrote about them. However the men had two very different approaches. In their essays on San Francisco earthquakes, Jack London despairs over the loss of a beautiful city, while Mark Twain mocks his surroundings and fellow humans through their use of subjects, tone and description. London’s focus is on

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    In the article “The San Francisco Earthquake” written by Mark Twain, is written to talk about an earthquake that occurred. Author Twain uses humor to highlight his purpose throughout the article. “The San Francisco Earthquake” written Jack London, ( a different article) writes about a different earthquake that struck the earth. Author London uses The descriptive detail to describe the city dying throughout the piece. Twain and London both write about the subject of an earthquake Although, Twain uses

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