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James Hurst's The Scarlet Ibis - Throughout the brief story, The Scarlet Ibis, James Hurst uses an abundance of symbolism to help tell the story of Doodle. The symbolism leads into imagery and foreshadowing, also. Each symbol contributes to the story in a different way. There are various connotations throughout the symbols. Hurst uses three very powerful, thorough symbols in his story that I will discuss. Each conveys a story of its own. This is “The Scarlet Ibis.” It is written by James Hurst and is realistic fiction. This story is mainly about Brother, who is teaching his physically disabled brother how to be like a normal kid, but pressures him very much, and it begins to become a problem for his physical disability....   [tags: short story analysis]
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If I Were a Seed - I was once a strong resilient grain seed, me and my brothers would bask in the sun all day and at night we would get our much needed water. Then one day the cows got out of the barn and started heading for my brothers and I. Being attached to the stem we could do nothing as we watched our friends in the next stem get eaten alive. As we watched in horror another cow came up from behind and grasped us with its horrible tongue, we were pulled into its cavernous horrible mouth dripping with saliva. Almost instantly my brothers and I were drenched in the horrible liquid lubricating us and impregnated us with saliva....   [tags: creative writing] 546 words
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Analysis of The Revolt of Mother - Analysis of The Revolt of Mother “The Revolt of ‘Mother’” by Mary Wilkins Freeman, was a story of a woman who lived in New England around or before the author’s time. The mother, Sarah Penn, was kept out of the families decisions by the father, Adoniram Penn, until one event that lead to her taking drastic actions while her husband was gone. There are many religious symbols and actions taken by “Mother” within the story. Through the story Sarah moved from a feeling of servitude to her husband, to a feeling that she was in servitude to the Lords will and this led her, in the end, to hold power over her husband....   [tags: Analysis of The Revolt of Mother] 1141 words
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Rock Climbing - Inhale, exhale. Deep, cleansing breaths that rush through his body like a calming storm. He feels his heart thudding tirelessly against his chest, pressing against his ribs, and rising into his ears. He dips his hands into the soft white powder, rubbing it between his fingers, feeling each grain of chalk disintegrate with the applied pressure and mold into his skin. He reaches out and grabs the rough, sandpaper-like plastic rocks. He feels the coarse texture dig into his skin as he lifts himself onto the wall....   [tags: Informative, Persuasive]
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The Inspiration of Caedmon - The Inspiration of Caedmon   The poem "Caedmon," written by Denise Levertov, enlists readers to learn more about God and creation and by doing so expands their understanding of the universe.  At one point or another in life, people go through stages where they have no inspiration and sometimes shrink back from something that they think is too complicated to achieve.  Therefore, they are limiting themselves and their undeveloped talents, much like Caedmon was before his sudden inspiration by the messenger of God....   [tags: Caedmon Essays] 912 words
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Miscarriage of Justice - Arguably three of the most sensational criminal trials in American history are the Commonwealth vs. Borden, California vs. Simpson and Los Angeles vs. Rodney King. All three of these cases received unprecedented amounts of media attention and verdicts from the jury that shocked the country. In my opinion justice, especially social and moral justice, was not achieved in these trials. Social class, race and gender all had a huge impact on the jury’s decisions in each of these cases. High priced defense attorneys were able to place reasonable doubt in the minds of the jurors despite the substantial amount of evidence proving the seemingly obvious guilt of Borden, Simpson and the Los Angeles Pol...   [tags: sensational criminal trials] 1830 words
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African Slave Trade - The impact on the African slave trade during 16th centuries to 19th centuries was huge. The economy of those countries which allowed African slave trade grew bigger and bigger. For instance, America, a huge land that had nothing before the trade, started to gain some profit out of farming and increased hugely on population. They used a big amount of African slaves to farm and work. And this created the economy better in America. Also Europeans, which were only one million people brought up 5.5 million African slaves (men, women, children) to the Western Hemisphere....   [tags: american history, african americans]
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The Themes of Good and Evil in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - How are the themes of good and evil explored in Chapters 16 and 17 of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Not only does the idea of ‘good vs. evil’ have relevance in today’s society, but some of the ideas behind the medical advances shown in ‘Frankenstein’ and the moral issues of creating new life in unnatural ways such as cloning, should we really be making life for scientific advances or should we be leaving to nature. During Chapters 16 and 17, Frankenstein is telling the sailor what the Monster had told him when they met....   [tags: English Literature] 1347 words
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Erotic Tension in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - In Frankenstein, Shelley overtly reveals romance and erotic tension, both heterosexual and homosexual, through symbolism pertaining to eyesight, although this subsequent gaze proves the strong relation of death and sexual tensions in both human and nonhuman. The first occurrence of sexual tension in this story is between two men. Robert Walton, Victor’s “affectionate brother,” says that he “desire[s] the company of a man who could sympathize with me, whose eyes would reply to mine,” and “need[s] them most to support my spirits....   [tags: Frankenstein Mary Shelley] 1242 words
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Gender Role Reevaluation in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - Gender Role Reevaluation in Boys and Girls      Recent history boldly notes the protests and political unrest surrounding the Vietnam Conflict during the 1960s and 70s. However, equally important in this era are the women who pushed for gender role reevaluation and publicly rebelled against the established social norm of a woman's "place." Although Alice Munro may not have been burning her bra on the courthouse steps, threads of a feminist influence can be found in "Boys and Girls." Munro's main character, a girl probably modeled after Munro's own childhood experiences on an Ontario farm, faces her awakening body and the challenge of developing her social identity in a man's wor...   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]
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The Values and Beliefs of Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart - The Values and Beliefs of Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart Things Fall Apart is a novel, which is directly focused on the tribes and the local life of the native people. The protagonist in this novel is a proud strict and tough man with the name of Okonkwo. Okonkwo was born in the mid-nineteenth century, in the Igbo village of Umuofia, (which we now know as southeastern Nigeria). Okonkwo's life was "dominated by fear, the fear of failure and of weakness". His father was a man who had no titles and was called a woman....   [tags: Papers] 625 words
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A Sistine Chapel of My Own - A Sistine Chapel of My Own I was almost God, that day. I was away from the world, looking down upon it, or out at it, from a different place, a place not of it. The world looked peaceful, what I could see of it, lying there in the summer sun, but I saw it as one might see a distant galaxy through a telescope. A world was there, a complex world, perhaps a busy world, possibly even a world that could turn violent—but I was not of it. I was detached, beyond it, above it—an interested observer. The year was 1935, and I was eleven, a boy growing up on a South Dakota farm....   [tags: Personal Narrative Religion Essays] 3153 words
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Dramatic Tension in The Crucible - Dramatic Tension in The Crucible The play, ‘The Crucible’, illustrates how people react to mass hysteria created by a person or group of people, as people did during the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s and the Salem witch hunts of 1962. Many Americans were wrongly accused of being Communist sympathizers. The activities of the House of Un-American Activities Committee began to be linked with the witchcraft trials that had taken place in the town of Salem. This provided Miller with the catalyst to write ‘The Crucible’....   [tags: The Crucible Arthur Miller Witchcraft Essays] 4276 words
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Animal Farm by George Orwell - Animal Farm begins as a vision of Utopia, perfect society but ends as a nightmare who is to blame for the betrayal of revolution. Animalism was, in its truest sense, a dream conjured by Old Major. He could never achieve his vision of Utopia. Throughout the satire, the pigs visibly taint Old Major's concept of equality. It is obvious to the readers from the very beginning, that the pigs would become corrupt. At the start of the satire, all the animals gather in the barn to listen to Old Major's dream, "everyone was quite ready to lose an hour's sleep in order to hear what he had to say"....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 1131 words
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Uncle Tom's Cabin Movie Review - The movie Uncle Tom's Cabin is a movie that moves many people. This is a movie that displays Harriet Beecher Stowe's immortal classic of an American literature. Also Uncle Tom's Cabin is a book that Abraham Lincoln credited with the starting of the civil war. Uncle Tom's Cabin is the eyewitness story about the slavery in the Deep South. Although Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote the book in 1852 the release of this book and later the movie were one of the few that told of the hardships crossed with the old ways of slavery....   [tags: Film] 631 words
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The New York Conspiracy Trials - Fear begets hate and hate begets violence. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the 1741 New York slave conspiracy trials. Much like the violence in the Salem Witch Trials, a set of natural circumstances coupled with the word of one or two people from a lower order of society caused hysteria and bloodshed. This case is flimsy by modern-day standards and is also very flimsy by the standards of the 1740s. The conspiracy rumblings began after a shop owned by Rebecca Hogg was robbed by two slaves....   [tags: American History] 923 words
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Grandparents' House - Grandparents' House The car ride to my grandparents' house seemed to take half a day even though it was only a twenty-minute drive to Cedaredge. Although the back road over Redlands Mesa was a twisty tourney road, it drug on like a boring documentary. When the car finally pulled into the driveway of the long, white house with a neatly kept green lawn, I knew it was going to be a great day of fun, relaxation, and great food. As I walked around to the back door, my eyes took in the beauty of the grass swaying in the wind and the weathered barn off to the left of the pasture....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1350 words
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Great Chicago Fire - Great Chicago Fire I have no passion or desire to write about a thunderous destruction of a city or the death of hundreds of people. Yes, I have no connection to this topic, besides my home being 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, but that does not mean that this fire does not pertain to me or anyone who lives in a completely different state for that matter. So, just because I have never experienced a disaster of this magnitude does not mean that my lips should stay shut regarding the topic of the Great Chicago Fire....   [tags: American History] 1803 words
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The Farm - The Farm In the summer, the creek bubbles and the leaves are in bloom. In the winter that same creek is frozen and everything around it is blank and barren. The memories for me in this part of the world are unforgettable, even though some are happier than others. I can still remember a particular dreadful event on the farm like it was yesterday. I was walking through the house on a hot summer day. I dare not go outside because I knew I'd die of heat exhaustion. In the house alone were my sister and I....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1587 words
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Trifles - The setting of this one-act play is a farmhouse kitchen in the Midwest. Instead of modern appliances, there is a hand pump at the sink for water, and a wood-burning stove for warmth and for cooking. From the kitchen, there are three doors: one to the parlor, one to the upstairs, and one to the shed and then on to the outdoors. In the middle of the room is a rustic dining table and chairs. The room has not been cleaned up and looks as if someone was interrupted in the midst of cooking a meal. Dirty pans are stacked under the sink, a loaf of bread is sitting outside the breadbox and a dishtowel is sitting on the table....   [tags: Susan Glaspell] 1426 words
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James v. Lorenz - William James and Konrad Lorenz are at a café in the middle of Piccadilly Circus having coffee, smoking cigars, deep in conversation. J: What say you about this Konrad, I have a Scotch terrier that used to live in the barn, and I recently moved him into my home. In the barn, he had this nasty little habit of burying things into the ground, and upon being moved into the house continued with the same behavior. After a few days, he eventually stopped trying to dig altogether. How would you explain this....   [tags: essays research papers] 1008 words
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck portrays a somewhat ordinary life of land workers on a ranch. The novel mainly chronicles the lives of its two protagonists, Lennie and George, over the course of a couple of months. In this passage, located in the last pages of the book, Steinbeck focuses on Lennie’s befriending and then killing Curley's wife, the spouse of the boss's son. The passage also focuses on the conditions before and after the murder and how it dramatizes the events. In this passage Steinbeck controls the atmosphere in the barn before and after the killing of Curley’s wife using silence and contrast between the action in the barn and the action outside....   [tags: passage analysis] 605 words
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The Chicago Fire Of 1871 - The Chicago Fire of 1871 The summer of 1871 had been an unusually dry one in Chicago. Between July and October, only 5 inches of rain fell. In addition to twenty-seven fires in the first week of October, on Saturday night, October 7, a blaze broke out in a planning mill on the West Side and destroyed almost every building in a four block area before it was brought under control Sunday morning. They lost a hose and other fire-fighting equipment, including one of seventeen steam fire engines and a hose cart....   [tags: essays research papers] 551 words
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How and Why Headstone Manor Has Changed Since it was Founded - How and Why Headstone Manor Has Changed Since it was Founded As the real date of when Headstone Manor is not known, thought it is known that it goes back to at least 1233. De La Hegge was first ones to own headstone Manor. When it was owned by the Hegge family Headstone Manor was named Heggeton or Hegton. It was built in 825 as a working farm until the 1920s. Manor House, Tithe Barn, Granary and the Small Barn are the main four buildings in Headstone Manor. Each of the buildings are there for many individual reasons....   [tags: Papers] 878 words
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Moraine Farm - The address for Moraine Farm is 1233 W. Stroop Rd (Sutherly Newsbank). It was home to the late Col. Edward Andrew Deeds (Sutherly Newsbank). Edward Deeds was part of the aviation program during WW1. Moraine Farm is 100 years old (this year)(Sutherly Newsbank). The property is approximately eight acres large (Sutherly Newsbank). Moraine Farm was part of a great time of engineering and development and continues to be a great place with a great future still ahead. Virginia Kettering wanted to buy Moraine Farm from National Cash Register (NCR) but could not come up with the amount they wanted for it (Sutherly Newsbank)....   [tags: Local History]
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Did Mrs. O. Leary´s Cow Really Start the Chicago Fire? - Did Mrs. O Leary’s cow really start the Chicago fire. Some might say that the cow did start the fire, but there are other theories that disprove this theory. The Chicago fire happened in 1871. It was a catastrophic day in Chicago. Even though it was catastrophic and did some really bad things, it also led to industrialization in Chicago, and made Chicago what it is today. Without the fire Chicago might not be the metropolis it is today. What is the Great Chicago Fire. The fire started on October 8, 1871 (Chicago Historical Society).It burned until October 10....   [tags: theory, catastrophic, industrialization] 1260 words
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The Death of Eva Smith in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls - The Death of Eva Smith in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls 'An Inspector Calls' is a play by J.B Priestly; it is an intriguing tale of how the Birling family, an upper class family who live in the north of England in an imaginary town called Brumley, lead a young working class girl called Eva Smith to commit suicide. In act three the inspector tells the Birling family: 'The girl killed herself-and died a horrible death, but each one of you had a part to play helped to kill her....   [tags: Papers] 994 words
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Marriage and Respect in "The Awakening" and "The Revolt of ‘Mother" - The novel, The Awakening, and the short story, “The Revolt of ‘Mother,’” both stories have women that are not respected by their husbands. Both of the women, Edna Pontellier and Sarah Penn, have husbands who do not respect them, but they fight back in different ways. Their battles shows the differences between these two women from an earlier and less accepting time. They are both strong willed characters. They both believe strongly enough in themselves that they will go to the extremes. Sarah moves out of her house....   [tags: Awakening, Revolt of Mother, Marriage,]
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The Revolt of Mother, by Mary E. Wlkins Freeman - American women have not always been free, bold and audacious like they are today. They have a long history of being oppressed, abused, and discriminated by the male dominating society. They have undergone an extended period of struggle for their rights, freedom, and better living conditions. Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, in her story, "The revolt of mother”, attempts to mirror the problems, hardships and social struggle of women living in the 19th century. Sarah Penn is an obedient wife and a hard working mother living in a small farm house with her husband and two children in the rural New England....   [tags: Sarah Penn, 19th Century Women] 960 words
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E Coli and Salmonella in Swine Finishing Barns - ... feedlot cattle, with proportions of cephalosporin-resistant enteric bacteria increasing significantly after exposure and returning to pre-exposure levels within approximately two weeks (24). Extending sampling to the farrowing and nursery phases and collection of more detailed antimicrobial administration data may help clarify the potentially dynamic carriage of blaCTX-M genes within U.S. commercial swine populations. The recovery of commensal E. coli harboring blaCMY-2 and blaCTX-M cephalosporin resistance genes from U.S....   [tags: antimicrobial use practices]
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Creating a Feeling, Establishing a Mood - Set a mood. The tools that can be used are detailed descriptions and accuracy in structuring sentences. The author who wrote Of Mice and Men (the story regarding George Milton, Lennie Small, their dreams of one day owning land, and what they do to try to achieve that dream) does just that. One of the book’s key features is the method in which the various settings are written and described. In his novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck sets a mood with each setting by the use of eloquent and vivid, or simple and plain descriptions, and different types of sentence structures....   [tags: Of Mice and Men, Analysis] 809 words
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White Noise, by Don Delillo - Webster’s dictionary defines a distraction as a mental turmoil. Don Delillo, the author of the novel White Noise shows how distractions are nothing more than a mental turmoil towards the characters in the novel and this is proved in several different circumstances. The characters use distractions to avoid accepting the problems they come across in their everyday lives. The many distractions that the characters in the novel make use of are used to help them avoid their lack of spiritualism, their hard emotion and their inferiority....   [tags: Characters' Use of Distractions] 1632 words
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Description of Business Manager Credentials - What makes a great manager. “Despite differences in their personal attributes, successful managers all excel in making, honoring, and remaking of commitments” (Sull, 2005). Commitments take many forms from capital investments to personal decisions to public statements. A mangers commitment defines what a business can and cannot do as well as the businesse’s strengths and weaknesses (Sull, 2005). However, while all good managers should be able to make, honor, and remake commitments the type of certifications, degrees, license, and experience the person will need in order to successfully do these things will depend on what type of business the manager is running (large, small, selling products...   [tags: commitments, good manager, swot analysis]
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Grandpa Joad’s Death, Grandma Joad’s Death, and Their Oklahoma Home - In The Grapes of Wrath, Grandpa Joad is a very outspoken person, he does not watch what he says, and he just says it. He is a hyperactive elder, everyone else wants to leave the family farm behind, and start over new, Grampa Joad is refusing to leave the family’s farm that he has always been on. The Joad family has been in the good zone when it comes to being in or paying off their debts, now they have gotten behind on paying them that they are forced to move off the family farm. Grandpa Joad has had some violent times in his past, so they do not want to aggravate him on the situation to much, but they began to leave the land after finally getting Grandpa Joad to come, as they start to head...   [tags: Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath]
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An Alternative Ending to "Of Mice and Men" - Alternate Ending-‘Of Mice and Men’ As the sun set behind the rugged hills of the Gabilan Mountains, the Salinas River rolled along the hilltops, and meandered quietly down towards the valley. It was late afternoon and already the sun had left the summit. The top of the hills now looked aphotic in the shadows. Under the trees skitters of lizards on leaves could be heard. The leaves lay charred in the sun like burnt toast. The rabbits rushed out of the brush away from foxes, as lizards skittered once more, through the crisp leaves back towards the brush....   [tags: fiction, Creative Writing] 1284 words
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The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 - The Great Chicago Fire was a major milestone in the city’s history. The fire started on October 8th, 1871 and did not end until October 10th, 1871. People never saw this fire coming which might have made it even worse. The only reason it spread so far was because everything was made out of wood, the ground was parched and the wind was blowing that night; the reason it stopped was because it had started raining. Although the fire destroyed most of the city, it was a positive turning point in history....   [tags: milestone in Illinois history] 1739 words
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The Death of 'The Farmer’s Children' - “The Farmer’s Children” by Elizabeth Bishop tells the story of a simple farmer’s family and the untimely death of two members of the family. Whenever the farmer left to go to town his sons, Cato and Emerson, were left to take guard the barn that contained expensive equipment. However, on one fateful night when the sons had such responsibility and the weather was increasingly cold their step-mother wouldn’t give them anything to keep warm. When they arrived to the barn they were cold and eventually had to spend the night in the cold without any warmth.The next day,when their father seached for them in the barn, he sees his sons frozen to death in the barn.In “The Farmer’s Chilldren” Bishop u...   [tags: Elizabeth Bishop novel] 848 words
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Visual Information and Sound Locations - Introduction Scientists have researched the integration of visual and auditory spatial information for many decades. Through this research, the scientific community has acquired knowledge pertaining to the benefit that the brain receives from combining both visual and spatial information. The benefit from the contribution of both modalities in terms of spatial localization results because both audition and vision provide distinctive and complimentary information to the brain....   [tags: spatial localization, projection, visual stimuli]
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The Doom Clock Chapter 2. - ... He did not introduce himself. His whole body was devoid of expression. "Follow here," he snorted. Alexander had no choice but to follow Alan down a hall. The barn had obviously been remodeled. The steel tiles and polished marble lining the hall were evidence. Harsh lights glared down from ceiling panels. Alex felt like a specimen under examination. Alex was shocked. He knew that his parents were desperate for money. But they would never... they couldn't... they loved him. How could they sell him like a product....   [tags: Boy, Scientist, Experiment] 1189 words
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The Birthday Nightmare - Original Writing - The Birthday Nightmare - Original Writing It was the misty morning of Charl's 21st birthday. Herself, her partner and her best friend were preparing to travel from dull-skied Trenton, their hometown in New Jersey to Glamorous New York to celebrate Charl's birthday. Her best friend Sarah was to drive the kitted out van and her partner Leone was to accompany Charl on their first travel from the time when they were at college. Now geared up, they set off to New York. The Dodge Durango STL was travelling down the B849 at a steady speed as Leone luckily escaped a fatal car crash when he was 11, so he was slightly uncomfortable about travelling on reasonably sized jo...   [tags: Papers] 879 words
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The Pink Cottage - Nothing happens. Four old structures stand stiffly in assembly, formatting a rectangular plane. All edges, the edges depicted by the symmetrical arrangement of these houses, glare inward in a staring contest that began a long time ago, quietly waiting for perpetuity’s abandonment. Two rims of the framework are losing, gently crumbling under the still, silent tension. A hollow is carved, a break in the divide between an organized vicinity and the untamed forest that would soon invade. In the tide of time’s delicate pull, nature prevails, swallowing everything in its enduring cycles....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1181 words
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The Dairy Science Department at Cal Poly - The Dairy Science Department at Cal Poly The Eugene and Rachel Boone Dairy Science Complex at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo contains a fully-operational dairy and research facilities for students in the Dairy Science department. This complex is located on Mt. Bishop Road, past the Crops Unit and Veterinary Hospital, and sits in the scenic foothills of Bishop’s Peak. Cal Poly has one of the largest Dairy Science departments in the country and it is the only university on the west coast to offer a specific Dairy Science major....   [tags: Agriculture] 406 words
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Shadow of the Night - ... Outside the Barn two raiders were battering through the barn door, then Rye’s mother said “hide, son. Hide in the rafters!” from his hiding place Rye saw the doomed doors explode into a shower of splinters and he saw his mother being dragged away. Rye remembered those horrendous moments. In frustration he would kick a stone for no purpose or reason. His father fought till his last breath and defending Rye, valiantly clutching his pitchfork. Rye had woken up from that dreadful nightmare, he was now somewhere unfamiliar a dark, dark place, where there was no light....   [tags: short story] 627 words
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The Fire Sermon: An In-Depth Look at Modernist Poetry - Just in case the document does not open i have pasted my essay below. See you in class FCA's 1. Three paragraph response 2. Examples and citations form the poem (3 minimum) 3. Sophisticated language The Fire Sermon - an in-depth look at modernist poetry Humanity relies on its life lessons and morals to carry itself through time. Different ideals and points of view on human life mix and provide the diverse culture that humanity owns today, and humanity can thank its ancestors for creating the preaches, speeches, literature pieces, and even religious sermons that carry these morals and lessons throughout generations....   [tags: Poetry] 1010 words
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Primal Scenes in Americana and White Noise - Primal Scenes in Americana and White Noise Written in 1989, Frank Letricchia's essay on the overriding themes of Don DeLillo's writing offers a short but concise praise of two of DeLillo's major works: Americana and White Noise. Letricchia offers the thesis in his essay that "two scenes in DeLillo's fiction are primal for his imagination of America" (Osteen 413). It seems that Letricchia is using "primal" not to denote an animalistic sense, but more along the lines of a basic need....   [tags: White Noise Essays] 517 words
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Mary Wilkins Freeman's The Revolt of Mothe - A Modern Woman in a Not so Modern Time Mary Wilkins Freeman's, "The Revolt of Mother" first appeared in Harper's Bazaar in 1890, as a short story. The story is laden with conflict throughout. Sarah Penn's (Mother's) conflict is driven by her strong conviction for fair treatment by her husband. She is in conflict with her husband, the community and the gender role defined by the social conventions of that era. Sarah's conflict with her husband begins immediately upon the opening sentences of the story....   [tags: Revolt Mother Freeman Literature] 1061 words
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Animal Farm, by George Orwell - Animal Farm Plot Summary Chapter I Mr. Jones, the owner of “Manor Farm”, was an irresponsible farmer. He was too drunk to take good care of his animals. The barn animals were fed up with the way Mr. Jones treated them; thus they would occasionally have secret meetings at night. Old Major, their leader, had organized a meeting that would be held in the big barn. That night, the pigs Snowball, Napoleon and Squealer, the hens, the ducks the two horses Boxer and Clover, Muriel the goat and Benjamin the donkey and the rest all came just to hear what the old pig had to say about the strange dream he had the previous night....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 639 words
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