Owls Essays

  • The Barred Owl

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    "The study of the Barred Owl (Strix varia): Appearance, Location, Habitat, Food Habits, Reproduction, and Management Plans" The barred owl (Strix varia) is the most commonly found in southeastern Ohio, but is range across North America is vast. Strix varia is a large, round-headed woodland owl with a grey-white facial disc. Its plumage is grey-brown with white spots on the back, white streaks on the belly, and distinct white bars on their neck and breast, from which their name is derived. It has

  • Barn Owls Research

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    Barn Owls A.J. Driggers I am so mad because I have to research owls in science. Slowly I logged on to my computer and found a site on owls. Instantly I was instantly intrigued by how interesting owls could be. I read the whole hour in concentration. When the bell rang I knew that I would research them again. Barn owls have round heart shaped heads. Their eyes are black but inside their eyes they have huge retinas and eyes packed with rods and cones that help them see in low light vision. Their eyes

  • Burrowing Owl Essay

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    Most owls are nocturnal birds that are found everywhere in the world. The fossils of the owls’ existence have dated back 54 million years ago. There are 205 different owl species. The owl species are divided into 2 different groups, one known as the barn owl, and the other as the true owls. True owls are more common than barn owls. The picture above shows a burrowing owl, which is a species of true owls. They have round faces where as barn owls have heart shaped faces. Most owls use their binocular

  • The Arctic Owl Research Paper

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    The Arctic Owl I work in a lab, a billion miles away from anyone, way out in Alaska. What do I do, you may ask? Well I try and help animals survive by giving them abilities that will help them thrive on their own out in the wild. My latest project has been on the Arctic Fox. These foxes populations is not exactly on the rise, because hunters and bigger prey have been picking them off. So I am bringing a few into the lab to try and get them to have bigger teeth, bigger claws, and most of all a bigger

  • The Spotted Owl Case Study

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    both viewpoints include the Spotted Owl Case and the Love Canal Case. In the case of the Spotted Owls, logging was destroying the habitats of the Spotted Owl on the West Coast. A struggle between environmentalists and the

  • The Northern Spotted Owl Research

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    chosen to do research on the Northern Spotted Owl for my keystone lab. Many factors can influence the life of this species. The Northern Spotted Owl is said to be located in the Old Growth Forests of Northern California, Oregon, Washington and some small areas in British Columbia, and Canada. The northern spotted owl has inhabited these areas for hundreds of years, yet was only found as a species in the early 1900’s. We are all aware the Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) is a keystone species

  • The Northern Spotted Owl Controversy

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    The Northern Spotted Owl Controversy – Jobs Vs Environmental Protection Introduction The mere mention of the creature’s name brings shudders to loggers and some local inhabitants, fear over its existence has incited rallies, garnered the attention of three government agencies, and caused people to tie themselves to trees. On April 2, 1993, President Bill Clinton embarked on a quest to settle a long-standing battle. The environmentalists on one side, and their attempts to protect natural resources

  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

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    later seem obvious are often undetected until the story’s plot is resolved. The reader is unaware of the foreshadowing until the plot comes together. Ambrose Bierces " An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and " A Horseman In The Sky" identify literary elements supporting this thought. In Ambrose Bierces " An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" two private soldiers of the Federal army were appointed by a sergeant to lynch Peyton Farquhar from a elderly suspended bridge because of his attempt to aid the Confederate

  • Occurrence At Owl Creek

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    The short story that stood out to me the most was “ An Occurrence at Owl Creek”. It was about a man who was a plantation worker that was familiar with a bridge and did not want it destroyed by Civil War members. The man did everything to prevent it from being torn down so the members of the union captured Farquhar. He was caught in a vortex that eventually flings him on the sand. He was asleep while the Civil War members were kidnapping him. While he was asleep he was having a dream that he had escaped

  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

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    “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge� Ambrose Bierce weaves a tale of intrigue and captivation, by using shifts of voice and time in the story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge�. In the first four paragraphs, Bierce begins the story using third person, and in this point of view, he creates reality. We can view the situation and all aspects while it is written in third person; we know precisely what is going on, we know it is real. Near the end of the fourth paragraph, the author shifts cleverly

  • An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge

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    An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge People can easily recognize that a butterfly, a horse, or a tree are alive and that a bike, a computer, and a lamp are not. People call a thing living if it is capable of performing certain activities, such as growth or reproduction. Biologists, however, have a hard time defining life. They have difficulty locating the dividing line between living and nonliving things. All scientist do agree however that one characteristic of all living things is the will to live

  • Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge

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    Out of all the stories I have read in class so far, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce, has touched me most. When I first began reading the story I felt as though I was not interested, because my assumptions of what the story was going to be about were completely different than the stories actual content. As I set aside my judgment and let myself try to enjoy the story, I found myself anxiously reading to the bitter end. This story was not only interesting and unique, but also had

  • Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

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    “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, to me was about a man swindled into being killed. Before you die, your whole life flashes before your eyes. But for this man, it was not his life, but what could’ve happened instead of him dying being played out in his mind. Peyton Farquhar was a slave owner from Alabama that highly supported the south. The story started out with Farquhar standing on the edge of the bridge all tied up 20 or so feet above the swift moving river. There were soldiers posted all around

  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

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    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, written by Ambrose Bierce in 1890-1891, depicts an antiwar motif of the American Civil War. Bierce uses dramatic irony, descriptive imagery and the theme of time. The war was fought from 1861 to 1865 after seven Southern slave states declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America, also known as the “Confederacy” or the “South.” The remaining states were known as the “Union” or the “North.” The war’s origin was the issue of slavery, especially

  • Owl Creek Bridge Irony

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    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce has a unique plot twist. It is a suspenseful short story due to the effectiveness of the flashbacks. It takes place during the Civil War. It is about a confederate sympathizer, Peyton Farquhar who is about to be hanged from the Owl Creek Bridge by Union soldiers for his unsuccessful attempt to blow up the bridge. Bierce uses time to manipulate the readers perspective. His manipulation of time, language and perspective in the story is the clue placed

  • Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

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    Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge various symbolic in which to express his ideas to entertain his readers. The uses of multiple accords of literary techniques were used to entertain and appease his readers. Ambrose Bierce uses various literary techniques to generate foreshadowing to produce the shock effect of the short story. Symbolism is a technique used by many authors to create a deeper understanding of the piece of literature which they are reading. In the short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

  • Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

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    Literary Analysis of “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” Ambrose Bierce, the author of “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, uses several literary devices, enhancing the total effect of the story on the audience. One of the important literary devices used in the story is imagery. The use of imagery enhances Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by supporting the exposition, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy, and giving an insight on the protagonist through indirect characterization

  • Hallucination At Owl Creek Bridge

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    Three Voices and One Hallucination at Owl Creek Bridge Ambrose Bierce wrote “An Occernece at Owl Creek Bridge” in 1890. Bierce wrote this short story about a man, Peyton Fahrquhar, who was hanged and the hallucination he had while being hanged. Bierce’ s short story not only demonstrates the use of multiple voices and a more accurate hallucination than one might think. Lucy Bednar explains in her criticism that Bierce uses three different voices throughout his story. In the first part of the story

  • Owl Creek Bridge Symbolism

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    The short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, keeps you at the edge of your seat with its interesting story plot. Bierce uses symbolism, a form of literary technique, to bring deeper meaning to the short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Bierce also uses allusion, another form of literary technique, in the short story to keep the reader interested. The gray eyes mentioned in the story are a very important element included to symbolize the gray line within Farquhar’s mind because he

  • Analysis of An Occurrence at Owl Creek

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    Occurrence at Owl Creek,” is ironic, there are other literary elements represented in the story. Perhaps Ambrose Bierce’s most famous works, he used imagery from his own personal experiences in the Civil War, which adds to the suspense of the short story. Imagination is a difficult word to define. The ability to have a daydream, or picture with vivid details, is what imagination could be. An imagination is key for some people, who escape real life into a fantasy world. Bierce's “An Occurrence at Owl Creek”