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The Powerful Use of Tone in John Collier's The Chaser

- The Powerful Use of Tone in John Collier's The Chaser         "Alan Austen, as nervous as a kitten, went up certain dark and creaky stairs in the neighborhood of Pell Street . . ." From the very outset of John Collier's "The Chaser," the protagonist, Mr. Austen, appears to be very apprehensive. While it may seem that a young man who is venturing into a strange old man's house to buy some sort of love potion is actually quite fearless, it is made clear through Collier's use of tone that Alan is anything but brave....   [tags: John Collier The Chaser]

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Gatsby---the great Dream Chaser

- In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald shows a picture of 1920's America. In that period of time, just after world war one, the American economics was developing at a very fast speed. Prosperity changed people's spirit and values, wealthy people lived extravagant lives, and they tried to seek pleasure all day long. Millions of peoples try to get wealthy, and that was their dream. American dream as one of the most important factor in the society in the 1920s American, and it plays a primary role in the novel....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Search for True Love in The Chaser by John Collier

- The Chaser,” by John Collier is a short story about a young man, Alan Austen, who is desperate to find love. Finding true love takes time and some people may not ever find it. Alan Austen has had a rough time finding true love and is looking for a way find it quickly. He is willing to try anything for love. Austen is searching for a potion the will make someone Diana fall in love with him. He does not want just anyone to fall in love with him; he wants Diana. Unfortunately, he is pursing is a fake love and he will live a miserable life if……....   [tags: potion, false, commitment]

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A Career In Meteorology

- What do you think of when you hear the word meteorology. Of course most people think of weather. There are some individuals out there that take past more than just the word “weather.” Those same people think about weather then connect it to storms, news, and global disasters. Those people who made those connections are called meteorologists. I was lucky enough to speak with a meteorologist, named Mark Stevens. Mark works for the Herald Argus and does the weekly forecasting. Not only does he forecast a bit, he also is a storm chaser....   [tags: meteorologists, weather, storm chaser]

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Storm Chasing a Race to Save Lives

- Since storm chasing was established back in 1960’s, Only 7 storm chasers have died during the chase and only three were actually caused by the tornado they were chasing. Even though storm chasing can be deadly, the risks storm chasers and meteorologists take are not high if handled responsibly and are justified by the lives they save. Oklahoma is considered one of the prime spots for storm chasers to find tornados. Oklahoma is part of what is known as Tornado Valley which includes Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, Kansas and a couple other states depending on who you ask....   [tags: science, storm chasers]

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The Cartel Within

- Miguel looked back over his shoulder as he sprinted hard under the rising Miami sun. Shit. The man in the white overcoat was catching up and getting dangerously close, so close that Miguel could see his sunglasses gleaming and his face, which, as far as Miguel could tell, was completely expressionless. Miguel ran through the isolated streets and narrowly dodged a mailbox as he stared at the gun-shaped bulge under the man’s coat. Exhausted and panicked, he ran into a narrow alleyway which was partly concealed by a dumpster....   [tags: Colombia, Drugs, Chased]

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Chaper 1: Which to Choose: Family or Business

- In Chapter 1 Which to Choose: Family or Business, the authors begin by explaining how the family system and the business system typically have the different sets of norms, beliefs, and values. They then explain why families still choose to go into business even if it could potentially cause friction within the family. For some business they choose to make decisions based on the family while others choose to make decisions based on the business. The authors suggest that there should be a healthy balance between the two....   [tags: family business paradox, text critique]

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Misfortunes Make You Finally L

- Misfortunes make you finally learn. Teenagers tend to want more liberty and want to move out of their parent’s house, when they eventually do that they end up hating it because it did not met their expectations. When people are young and immature they make decisions, due to a certain lust or desire, which they latter on regret. Urging too much for something sometimes causes for you to take your distractions off the consequences, because you do not see them. These ignorant people will become understanding as they mature, and realize that some things in life our not quite as easy as they seem....   [tags: essays research papers]

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USS Pueblo- American Military Vessel

- USS Pueblo is an American military vessel designed for intelligence-gathering, specifically by Signals intelligence (SIGINT) and Electronics intelligence (ELINT). By intercepting enemy signals, encrypted information could be gained and deciphered. On 11 January 1968, USS Pueblo headed northward through the Tsushima Strait into the Sea of Japan to execute its purpose. It received orders to intercept and conduct surveillance of enemy naval activity and to gather signal and electronic intelligence, specifically from North Korea....   [tags: intelligence gathering, Signals intelligence]

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The Greensburg Tornado

- On May 4, 2007, the town of Greensburg, Kansas was devastated by an exceptionally strong tornado. With maximum winds estimated to be in excess of 205 miles per hour, and leaving a damage path as wide as 1.7 miles, the storm would go on to be rated a rare EF5, the first recorded in the United States since 1999. When the storm finally subsided, 95 percent of Greensburg had been destroyed, killing eleven people. <h3>The Setup</h3> May 4 began in much the same way as many other spring days in the Great Plains....   [tags: Meteorology]

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Organizations, Fear, And Lack Of Care From Employers

- ... Some leaders might believe that type of training is a waste of time and money. These concepts are not something companies push their leaders to grasp. However with different cultures, issues, and events that can change the outcomes of opinions. For example, when I worked at the angel spring-training stadium in Arizona two years ago it was one of the best jobs I had. There were a safe speak policy and we knew if there were any issues we could go to the stadium manager. However as a woman, I was trained from the start when to speak and when not to speak on the job....   [tags: Employment, Culture, Environment]

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Underage Drinking And College Life

- As a college student, I have always believed that underage drinking and college life went hand in hand. Until my Sophomore year, I had never been to a college party or partaken in the stigma that surrounds life in college. I lived in the University Honors House, had stellar grades, was the typical engineering student who studied all the time, and was extremely involved on campus. While in high school, my family would have a glass of wine with dinner but other than that neither my family or I had ever been in the scene that drank profusely or ever witnessed binge drinking until I was invited to attend a fraternity’s formal event....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholic beverage, Drinking culture]

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The Fatal Choices of Storm Chasing in the United States

- The Great Plains is one of the United States’ most captivating places. With it’s soft ocean of green valleys, the roaring ever-changing wind gust, and the daily blanket of sunshine. However, as nice as living in the Great Plains sounds, the grand terrain is almost overcome by the dark fatal forces; the weather. The weather in the Great Plains is as predictable as playing poker blindfolded, with its deafening storms and house-relocating twisters no one could imagine such as natural force exists. As intimating as this sounds, some Great Plain folk find storm chasing a wild addicting thrill....   [tags: great plains, tornado, storm]

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The Birth Of A Nation

- ... For obvious reasons no black man will summit to filming this scene, where his own race is being treated as inferior. Here a black man is portrayed as cruel and rough. During this era African Americans and people of color had no roles or privileges for acting and being part of a film that was meant to be seen by Americans. If people of color were used as actors, the white portion of the population will object to watching the film. The reason why this character is important is because he is used as a representation of what people of this era, white people, thought it was the truth about the entire race....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race]

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Discussion on the Biblical Character One Like The Son Of Man, and Correlation With Caananite Mythology

- Symbolic Background In the beginning I want to look at the Canaanite Mythology which is often considered as background for the Vision in Daniel 7. The four Beasts coming from the Sea, seem to have been well known in ancient Near East. In several creation sagas, the creating god slays the evil and dangerous monsters of the sea. Even the creation of the world in the Job 26 and the Exodus described in Isaiah 51 uses related images. In the Canaanite Mythology states that the god Baal has slain the great monster of the sea, the god Yam, who questioned Baals power....   [tags: Religious Scholars, Christianity]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Swimmer ' By John Cheever

- The azure water in the pool is glimmering; the beautiful sunshine is casting a rainbow through the spray from the waterfall; the reflection on the chestnut skin of his well-build belly shows his health and wealth as a successful man. This is how John Cheever put in the first paragraph of “The Swimmer”, with a gorgeous swimming pool surrounded by a lovely forest. In the story, John Cheever gives a large role on portraying iconic objects around Neddy Merrill to imply the society’s materialism. The story is based on Neddy’s epic whim: he intends to swim across the whole county to his house through different swimming pools....   [tags: Short story, John Cheever, Swimming pool, Swimming]

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High School Is Like A Jungle Or A Zoo

- thing called life High school is like a jungle or a zoo, sometimes it even feels like the movie maze chaser it 's that thing you have to to do in order to get to the next thing in life it’s like if you skip this one important step everything else just crumbles like a cookie. See that 's the thing I had no idea where I was going I was just drifting in the dead sea and that 's when my ship crashed. It’s 2013 my junior year of high school you know, prom the guy of your dreams is about to ask you out, you driving that new honda accord your parents just got you because you passed your DMV drivers test, about to get hired to work at forever 21, you have the best squad goals ever to go to homec...   [tags: High school, English-language films, Thing]

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Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby: Awakening from the American Dream

- THE GREAT GATSBY, AWAKENING FROM THE AMERICAN DREAM THE IDEA OF EAST AND WEST AND CLASS DISTINCTION T he first point that Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, “The Great Gatsby” opens with is the definition of the two islands which Nick Carraway utters. West egg, where Nick lives is the place of newly rich people, people who have worked hard and earned their money in a short time. But the thing is they are rich just from the materialistic point of view. They don’t have the traditions and culture of the east eggers but they are not worried about it because they believe spiritual satisfaction would automatically accompany material success....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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Stopping the Practice of Female Genital Cutting

- Female genital mutilation is a practice deeply enmeshed in the cultural beliefs of many Africans and select groups around the world. Also, just like any other culture, they will cling even more strongly to their ancient traditions when their beliefs are challenged by people from an outside culture. When someone from another country comes to a tribe to essentially tell them that one of their most basic traditions is wrong, problems usually ensue. This is mainly because, in an African’s point of view, the outsider does not understand the tribe’s beliefs and so has no valid privilege to tell the tribe what they should or should not do....   [tags: Ethics, Cultural Customs, Human Health]

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Francisco d’Anconia in Ayn Rand's _Atlas Shrugged_

- Francisco d’Anconia bursts onto the pages of Atlas Shrugged just as “he flew through the days of his summer months,” “like a rocket” (94). Through Dagny’s eyes, Ayn Rand introduces Francisco as larger than, and full of, life—a being of pure joy; a shining beacon of ability, productiveness, purpose. It is no wonder that Dagny expects great things from Frisco d’Anconia. Yet, Dagny is crushed by what Francisco does become. He “changes his course,” leaving Dagny, and the reader, with the question: how could Francisco d’Anconia, purpose and productivity incarnate, a man who, even as a boy, understood that industry is “the most important thing on earth” and that to study a motor is to “[absorb] th...   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Effective Engagement Is Effective For Active Listening

- When it comes to the field of social work, engaging is one of the many important tools it takes to be successful in the social work field. When I say successful I am not talking about getting the job done and moving onto the next client or making a lot of money. Actually, in order for engagement to be successful it’s important to leave money and the thought of “I’m just listening to the client to get my job done” Effective engagement is effective when active listening takes place as well because sometimes people (myself included) can listen to a person talk for hours but not really hear them....   [tags: Sociology, Social work]

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My Journey To The Fashion Industry

- The philosophy with which I approach my education are that all institutions of learning are somewhat like a factory assembly line, where students are molded and are expected to meet certain specific standards by the time they graduate. Education is significantly important for a positive future. Education allows people to reach their fullest potential and help others later on reach their fullest potential. In this paper in I will try to provide information on how I came about choosing my career choice in the fashion industry, from academic excellence, life-long learning, collaboration, openness, integrity, and service....   [tags: Careers]

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My First Year Of College Football

- ... Later that day I had spoken with Mark Battaglia, a friend who was previously one of my coaches when I was in youth football. I told him about the injury and that I was unsure of continuing to play or not. Keeping in mind this was my sixth concussion in five years. He told me that he was faced with a similar decision when he was in college, and he chose his health over his love for the sport. Growing up he was one of my biggest role models and he was like a father to me. I took his advice and chose to not play another year and to focus on my health....   [tags: High school, College, Decision making]

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Sunshine Tidings Is A Good Place

- ... “Okay, okay, you’ve made your point. But you haven’t told me what you’re doing.” “Boiling some water.” “Well that’s kinda obvious. You hungry already. Didn’t we just eat an hour ago?” “This is for a wash. If there’s any left, maybe some tea.” She made a point of sniffing as he came closer. “Hey. I used soap, and the water in the trough is clean.” “Hot water works much better than cold water.” “Works fine for me,” he said. “I don’t smell nasty.” He ran his nose along his arm but backed away when he realised he could still smell the ghoul....   [tags: Boiling, Water, Cooking, Water purification]

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Creative Writing: Kefa and Tovi

- I went to the kitchen and made myself a cup of green tea with agave nectar. I went out to my back yard and pulled up a lawn chair, sat down and chilled out for the rest of the night. I felt the urge to light up a cigarette, but I changed my train of thought immediately. I took a deep breath, drank my tea and relaxed. Just as I got into a state of relaxation, Morgan came out and she brought my cell phone to me. In a whisper she said to me, “It’s Nadia Mama. Morgan handed my phone to me. Damn. I thought to myself....   [tags: women, nadia, trina]

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Children With A Religious House

- Growing up in a religious house hold has its ups and downs. Parents who raise their children with a religious upbringing have a different way of setting high expectations than most other parents because they use the Word of God in everyday life. Every morning from about 7th grad until mid-sophomore year of high school, my mother would have me read a prayer while she drove me to school or I when I dropped her off at work so I could drive myself to school. One thing I can remember is, depending on her mood, she had different names she would call me....   [tags: Basketball, High school]

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The Immigrant Boom Of Immigrants

- The immigrant came to another country with their kid or wife trying give them a better life or attending to change a better job. Even these first generation of immigrants can accept their living environment or job very well, they will still feel unfamiliar about the new world they staying at which reminds me about my aunt and uncle. They have immigrated to America for more than 7 years, got a stable job even their kids. However, when I talked with her about how do they feel about this country, they told me that the culture here is very different from where they came from; therefore, sometimes they had to face some culture shocks....   [tags: Culture, Cultural assimilation]

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Dreams And Dreams : Dreams

- Dreams What would be considered a weird dream. Would it be realistic or full to the brim with fantasy, like dragons popping out of a toilet. What causes these dreams. Dreams come in many types as well, examples being nightmares, which are often confused with night terrors and lucid dreaming. However what causes these dreams. The science behind dreams has yet to be fully discovered, but humans are able to recognize what causes different types of dreams and their interpretations. Many people dream, but most do not know what they mean and why....   [tags: Sleep, Sleep disorder, Dreaming]

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War Dance By Sherman Alexie

- ... The woman can’t seem to let go of the past, which in turn creates confusion for the man to why she can’t let it go because she was lecturing “…separate indigenous literary identity which was ironic considering that she was speaking English in a room full of white professors”(37). The man’s ignorance with the elderly woman’s message creates a further cultural identity struggle. Once more in the hospital, the narrator talks to another Native American man who similarly feels a divide with his culture....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Steven Dunning and Short Stories

- Steven Dunning and Short Stories What literary elements make one short story superior to another. Steven Dunning believes that the superior story should combine a good narrative structure with a deep psychological reality. It is quite obvious that he values psychological reality over a well-written narrative. In this paper I will be summarizing Dunnings analysis of two short stories, "Appointment with Love" and "The Chaser" the article is called "Short Stories and Taste." According to Dunning's analysis, "Appointment with Love" follows the structure of a well-written narrative by using many literary elements....   [tags: Papers]

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Adult Behavior Patterns that Contribute to the Spread of AIDS/HIV

- Introduction It is during the ages of 18 and 24 that time of life that many adults are sexually active but not always in monogamous relationships. It is a time of life when one can easily contract either AIDS or another STD due to behavior. Young adults are working during the day and doing their socializing at night, and this socializing almost always includes substances such as alcohol and drugs to help alter their mood, or judgments. Thus causing the person to become easily overcome with doing “what feels right” and not “what is safe or will protect them.” Behavior is key in controlling AIDS....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Death of a Dream in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- Gatsby and the Death of a Dream       In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald creates the roaring twenties by showing the division of society.  The Buchanans live on one side, East Egg, and Jay Gatsby lives on the other side, West Egg.  The Buchanans belong to the socialites, yet their lives have no meaning.  Gatsby tries to chase the American Dream, yet his idea is tarnished.  He throws parties to try and fit in with the socialites.   Gatsby's pursuit of the American Dream is doomed because he tries to buy his way into a society that will never accept him....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays Fitzgerald]

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An Analysis of Robert Frost's Once by the Pacific

- An Analysis of Robert Frost's Once by the Pacific Most readers are familiar with the poetry of Robert Frost, but they may not be familiar with his poem "Once by the Pacific." This poem stands out from most of his popular poems, which frequently relate to rural New England life. Many critics have thus commented that his works are too simple. "Once by the Pacific," however, seems to challenge this opinion, as it is one of Frost's more "difficult" poems to interpret. Although this poem also is connected with nature, the theme is more universal in that it could be related to Armageddon, or the end of the world....   [tags: Once by the Pacific Essays]

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Stereotypical Media Portrayal of Tyrannosaurus Rex

- Stereotypical Media Portrayal of Tyrannosaurus Rex                 Since kindergarten, our heads have been filled with fantastic pictures and stories about the great dinosaurs that have long been extinct.  But like a lot of our childhood education, scientific information is often simplified and exaggerated by teachers, parents and the media.  The case of the T- Rex is an exceptional example of how the media can create a stereotype based on incomplete and outdated information, which ends up asserting itself  back in mainstream popular culture....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Mitchell Stephens in The Sweet Hereafter

- "The Sweet Hereafter" by Russell Banks is a fictional novel based on a real life tragedy. The story is about a community coping with the loss of almost all of its children after the towns school bus is involved in an accident in which most of them die. The accident occurs on a treacherous winding highway when the driver loses control of the school bus and it plunges down an embankment into an ice covered sandpit. The novel is unique in the way that it is written because it's story is told 4 different ways, from 4 different characters, each one filling you in just a little more on their perspective of what really happened....   [tags: American Literature]

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Snap Shot of a Dog

- Snap Shot of a Dog James Thurber is a famous and popular American writer and artist. His humorous prose and drawing are never gay because the enthusiasm is dampened by melancholy. His fantastic characters are mostly animals whose balance of life is distorted and disturbed by a malignant fate. ‘Snap Shot of a Dog’ is taken from THE THURBER CARNIVAL which contains his most impressive work. Many of his writings and drawings deal with dogs. He understands them and he has the gist of being able to communicate his understanding to the reader....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Contradictions in the Great Gatsby

- Contradictions in the Great Gatsby They were known as the roaring twenty’s because the economy at the time was through the roof and people were partying all over the place. At the time there was a prohibition on the manufacturing and sales of intoxicating drinks. Since a lot of people did not feel like drinking gin they made in their bathtubs all the time, there was a huge market for organized crime. Organized criminals catered to the needs of the drinking public by illegally supplying them with liquor and made a fortune doing it....   [tags: English Literature]

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Twister

- Twister The movie that I watched was called Twister. It is a movie that is about the study of tornado's and a story of one of the actors lives called Joe. As a little girl, Joe's father was killed by an F-5 tornado( This is the largest size tornado possible). The movie begins with the actual death of Joe's father in 1969. After the tragedy, time is moved on to present day and into the field where Joe is with a group of scientist's called the Chaser's. Joe is presently married to a man called Bill....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Damnation of a Canyon

- The Damnation of a Canyon      Not many people know of the used-to-be 150-mile excursion that the Glen Canyon had to offer. Not many people know how to sail a raft down a river for a week. Not many people know how to interact with nature and the animals that come with it. We seem to come from a world that is dependent on time and consumed in money. Edward Abbey is what you would call an extreme environmentalist. He talks about how it was an environmental disaster to place a dam in which to create Lake Powell, a reservoir formed on the border of Utah and Arizona....   [tags: Edward Abbey Nature Environment Essays]

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Red Bull Energy Drink

- Red Bull Energy Drink The product chosen by the group was the energy sports drink Red Bull. Initially from first glance the marketing mix of this product was thought customary, however as it will be shown the marketing of Red Bull is anything but standard. Red Bull was founded by Dietrich Mateschitz in Austria in 1984 and is now available in over 80 countries worldwide, including Trinidad and Tobago. With global sales surpassing 1.5 billion cans, its annual revenue exceeds $ 300 million.1Red Bull is a disruptive product that is, a product that eventually overturns the existing dominant technology or product in the market2....   [tags: Market Analysis Red Bull Branding]

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Symbolism and Allusion

- Symbolism and Allusion What major symbols are used. How appropriate is each symbol in its respective poem. How do the poets use the symbols to focus on the problems they present in their poems. Allusions and symbols are critical components of an interesting and understandable poem. Poets rely heavily on them because of the need to economize their words. Poems don't waste words on detailed explanations in order to be understood. They rely instead on the reader to use his own process for interpreting and connecting to the meaning, whether or not he understands the allusions or symbolism....   [tags: Papers]

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My Obsession

- My Obsession I often wonder about myself: why does this obsession of mine drive me to such an extreme. Why does the right side of my brain surface in such a manner that even I can't understand. Is it out of boredom. Or is it overzealous creativity. What I'm talking about is decorating. Not just normal decorating (I do that well) but outrageous, full-blown theme decorating. Using vibrant colors, with a unique style, I express my whimsical personality. What makes this type of decorating so much fun is that the more outlandish and obscure it is, the more I am driven to take it to its fullest potential....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about myself]

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American Pie

- American Pie The movie American Pie is about four high schoolers, close to graduating, determined not to carry their virginity's with them to college and so they make a pact to lose their virginity by prom night. The movie is directed by Paul Weitz and stars Jason Biggs, Chris Klein and Tara Reids and takes place around Michigan's East Great Falls High. The movie opens with student Jim (Jason Biggs) being caught by his parents pleasuring himself in a tube sock while trying to watch a scrambled broadcast on an adult channel....   [tags: Film Movies]

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The Simpsons

- The Simpsons The American animation The Simpsons is now in its 10th season as a show in its own right. It was created by Matt Groening as shorts for the Tracy Ullman Show and was bought by the Fox Network, which began screening it as half-hour shows in 1989. Initially its success was restricted to the 9-16 year old age group, and for animation there is nothing remarkable about this. Its success grew quickly and it is now popular in many countries with many different audiences. "In the 1990s we are seeing dramatic transformations in media industries and media cultures....   [tags: essays papers]

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Juniper Berry

- Juniper Berry Juniper is a short evergreen shrub whose fruit and oil provides a flavoring agent used extensively in the food, perfume, and soap industries. Juniper berry is probably best known as the unique flavoring agent of gin, an important component of the dry martini, a popular intoxicant and a putative calmative revered by western culture for over 300 years. As a medicinal remedy, juniper has a long history of use employed as a treatment for numerous diseases by ancient Greek and Arab healers, as well as Native American Indians.(2) Juniper berries have been used since the 16th century in herbal medicines....   [tags: Botany]

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Rhetorical Reading

- Rhetorical Reading Essay(Revision) Since they started pouring the concrete for the dam Lake Powell has been a center of controversy. From nature preservationists to ancient ruins advocates the subject has been heated and intense. On the other hand, those who support Lake Powell are just as avid and active in their defense of the reservoir. One of the former, Edward Abbey, sets forth his plea, hoping it does not fall upon deaf ears. Abbey attempts in his article to help the reader visualize Glen Canyon before it was dammed up....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Frida Kahlo

- Frida Kahlo was a half-mexican, half-hungarian painter of the 20th century born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón in Coyoacán, Mexico City on July 6, 1907. During her short lived life, she had many accomplishments. She was a surrealist artist whos paintings reflected her thoughts and feelings. Her creative style was always amazing but confusing. Unfortunately, she lived most of her artistic life in the shadow of her husband, Diego Rivera, and her work was not truly recognized until after her death....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio]

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The Tragedy of the Commons: Ozone Depletion and Climate Change

- As the twenty-first century progresses, it has become increasingly apparent just how many challenges the world faces. Prominent among these concerns are environmental issues, in particular, ozone depletion and climate change. While the international community has been exceptionally successful in its struggle to reduce the production and consumption of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), the organic compounds that contribute to the ozone issue, its efforts to tackle climate change have yielded considerably fewer advancements....   [tags: greenhouse, gas, planet, debate]

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The Calvinist View on Eternal Security

- A New Year’s resolution dealing with someone’s health is the major contributor to the number of gym memberships purchased in January. But the gym never gives free memberships to the individuals who are overweight and unhealthy. Nor does the gym allow individuals to continue using the gym with a one-time purchase. In order to attain a gym membership, individuals have to pay a flat rate for every year he or she wants to be a member. The gift of salvation is a totally different experience then a gym or club membership....   [tags: perseverance, saints, christ]

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Are Humans Predisposed To Learn Language?

- For a number of years, Noam Chomsky has produced written artefacts relating to the use and acquisition of language. In his works, Chomsky argues that humans have an innate ability to learn how to use language. The question of an innate ability to learn language is a cross-disciplinary one, relating to the fields of psychology, philosophy and linguistics. This essay will review Chomsky’s claim of an innate predisposition to acquire language by first attempting to determine precisely what Chomsky means by this term, before looking at key arguments both supporting and refuting the claim....   [tags: Linguistics]

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Commission on Global Governance

- According to the Commission on Global Governance (1995), global governance refers to “the sum of the many ways individuals and institutions, public and private, manage their common affairs. It is the continuing process through which conflict or diverse interests may be accommodated and cooperative action may be taken”. Some main actors involved in the process of global governance include states, international organizations (IOs), regional organizations (ROs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)....   [tags: Process, Conflicts, Diverse Interests]

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Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

- Arcadia by Tom Stoppard Some critics have suggested that the dazzling intellectual display in Stoppard’s plays comes at the expense of genuine emotional engagement. We are amused, intrigued, even educated but we do not feel any real sympathy for his characters. How far do you find this true of Arcadia. The first thing we notice about this play is its intellectual brilliance. The characters are amusing and we are interested in how they relate to each other. As the play goes on, however, we do not find it easy to care about most of Stoppard’s characters....   [tags: Arcadia Tom Stoppard Essays]

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The Disappearing Rainforests

- The Disappearing Rainforests Conserving the rainforest is a global issue of great importance. Tropical rainforests provide a habitat for animals, a unique ecosystem for vegetation, and an abundance of resources for humans, yet they are being destroyed at an astonishing rate. Experts estimate that if these endangered territories continue to be consumed in this manner, no more will be standing in forty years (Rainforest). Examining the social, environmental, and economic costs of the continued destruction of the Earth's tropical rainforests will prove that deforestation for short-term profit is ultimately not viable....   [tags: Papers]

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The Consequences of Eating from the Tree of Knowledge

- ... Waltke follows Leupold in claiming that this death was primarily spiritual. He does this because it is very evident in the subsequent chapter that when Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, they did not immediately fall down and die. Instead we read in Genesis 5 how they continued to live what seems to have been long lives. We are not told this in the case of Eve, but we read of Adam living to an advanced old age of 930 years. This brings us to the crux of our problem. It is a problem between promise and fulfillment....   [tags: death, forbidden, promise]

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The Story of Justin Timberlake

- Excelling in music, dancing, and acting, Justin Timberlake is a “Jack of all trades”. He is known for being classy, always sporting a “Suit and Tie”. His sexy façade and luscious locks only make up a fraction of this amazing man. After releasing seven albums and starring in numerous films, Timberlake is still building on his career and making an impact on the music world. Justin Randall Timberlake was born in Memphis, Tennessee on January 31, 1981. His parents, Randall Timberlake and Lynn Bomar Harless divorced when Timberlake was only three....   [tags: music, singer, dancer, actor]

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Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

- Tom Stoppard parallels the Second Law of Thermodynamics with the human experience in his play Arcadia. The parallelism suggests truths about the evolution of science and human society, love and sexual relationships, and the physical world. The Second Law drives the formation of more complex molecular structures in our universe, the diffusion of energy, such as heat, and is inhibited by the initial energy required to unlock potential energies of compounds. Stoppard takes these concepts and explores human genius and the sexual interactions of people, with an eye towards universal human truth....   [tags: Second Law of Thermodynamics]

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Comparing Two Film Version of Of Mice and Men

- Comparing Two Film Version of Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is a book exploring into the lives of two migrant workers, George and Lennie and their dream of one day setting up their own ranch and as Lennie would say "Live of the fat of the land". This for men like George and Lennie would allow them to be their own masters and live a free life away from rules and the ability to be canned. Both film versions of Of Mice and Men begin with a chase scene showing George and Lennie being pursued by a group of angry workers wielding powerful weapons; however the manner in which they are chased differs greatly....   [tags: Papers]

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SEA in New Zealand

- Introduction Assessments of potential environmental consequences are being a major concern of many states to be incorporated in policy, planning, and programmatic levels. The reasons behind the growth of interest in Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) are mainly focused on the limitations of project-level environmental assessment and requirements of assessment in strategic level (Lee and Walsh, 1992). Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) refers to a systematic process of analyzing environmental effects of policies, plans and programmes (Dalal-Clayton and Sadler, 2005)....   [tags: Potential Environmental Consequences, Concerns]

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Ethical, Legal, And Regulatory Issues Differ On B2C Vs. B2B

- In order to evaluate the differences between a B2C site and a B2B site it is required to know what B2C and B2B represent. B2C is a consumer that shops on the Web and a B2B is a transaction conducted between businesses on the Web (Schneider, 2004). Reviewing ethical, legal and regulatory will provide a better understanding of what the requirements are for a B2B and B2C site. According to dictionary.com, ethical is being in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong that govern the conduct of a profession....   [tags: B2B B2C Transactions Shipping Direct]

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Analysis of the Movie Harold and Maude- A Cult Classic

- Harold and Maude is a cult classic from the 1970’s that defined film making today. The movie based around a young man named Harold Chasen, and an old woman Maude. Harold seems to have a bizarre psychological fascination with death. While Maude is also interested in death; she enjoys living as well and has lived her life to the fullest. Both are brought together while attending funerals simply because they enjoy them. Maude begins to influence and change Harold’s perceptions and attitudes about life....   [tags: films]

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Affects of Frontal Lobe Damage

- Damage to the frontal lobe cortex of the brain can cause difficulty in everyday activities. The frontal lobes role in people’s behavior includes executive processes, language, emotional expression and movement. Ryan Godfrey has difficulties in some areas of executive processes due to the damage tumors caused in his brain. Ryan and others with frontal lobe damage can benefit from knowing these deficits by taking steps to reduce their impact. The brain tends to compensate for damaged parts and a faith in God brings power to overcome deficits....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reality And Perception : An Organized And Effective Society

- Knowing the distinction between reality and perception is critical to an organized and effective society. Since the dawn of societies and civilizations, perception from the ruling elite persuades everyone into believing in one ideology, a worldview that justifies and legitimates the social order and mediates contradictions within it, which leads to inequality, and can be found by two means: domination and hegemony. Domination, exercising power through coercive rule, alone is costly, unstable, and often not effective; people can and often do resist actively under such control....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Short story]

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The Journey Of A Soul Into God

- Introduction Are you one of those people of the "old school". The kind who still uses a street directory. Who still loves to receive an actual letter in the mail. Do you, like me, have a million notebooks and journals from sermons and seasons long ago stuffed away in your junk room but just can 't bear to throw them out. Ok, so I 've ditched the street directory in favour of Google maps, but perhaps the reason I can 't throw out those old journals is that they are the story of my life. Adele Ahlberg Colhoun notes, "the ongoing nature of a journal catalogues the journey of a soul into God." Just like a map, I can look back and travel through a flick of the pages my journey thus far....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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Ovid's Phoebus and Daphne Compared to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

- ... In Ovid’s “Phoebus and Daphne”, Phoebus was shot with an arrow of unconditional love and Daphne with one to reject love. Being in the woods, they enter a chase where Phoebus tries to chase and woo Daphne. In Shakespeare’s A Midsummers Night’s Dream, Helena chases after Demetrius, which is an opposite version of Ovid’s story. He claims that “This is the way a sheep runs from the wolf, a deer from the mountain lion, and a dove with fluttering wings flies from the eagle: everything flies from its foe, but it is love that is driving me to follow you…”, that being a metaphor that woman are usually chased by mean like a predator from its prey....   [tags: analytical essay]

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Classical And Romantic Elements Of Arcadia

- Classical and Romantic Elements in Arcadia Tom Stoppard, author of the contemporary English play Arcadia, dramatizes the relationship between romantic and classical elements, as well as knowledge of love and academic knowledge, by juxtaposing the past and the present in the latter text. The play starts off in the early Nineteenth Century with Thomasina Coverly, a bright teenager with philosophies about mathematics who studies with her tutor, Septimus Hodge, at Sidley Park. In the present time, meanwhile, Hannah Jarvis and Bernard Nightingale investigate a hermit who once lived on the grounds of Sidley Park....   [tags: Emotion, Time, Research, Arcadia]

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The Intelligence Testing Is Useful Activity That Allows Determining The Overall Learning Capacity Of And Individual

- Reading response 3 Intelligence testing is useful activity that allows determining the overall learning capacity of and individual, and identifying the areas of study in which he or she may need assistance, but it does not stop there, some intelligence tests can also serve the purpose of identifying whether or not the individual may suffer from a psychological problem. The first intelligence testing was developed by Alfred Binet and served the exact purpose of identifying children who deeded extra help in school....   [tags: Intelligence quotient, Intelligence]

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The Bloodhound Gang and their Rise to Fame in Music

- The Indie music scene is very large, people like indie music because it’s different. One of the ruling indie bands is The Bloodhound Gang is so popular mainly because of the sexual innuendo in their music. Their most major titles include Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo, Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss, and Fire Water Burn. Bloodhound Gang is an American band which began as a hip hop group but branched out into other genres, including alternative rock, punk rock, and electronic rock, as their career progressed....   [tags: Techno, Hip-Pop]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Piano '

- ... An interesting poem is by Robert Burns “A Red, Red Rose”, it talks about him moving away to a different state miles away and wanting to take his beloved, but his father did not approve of him leaving. He was leaving his hometown to go to the United States for a better life. In the end of the poem he promises that he will come back for her even if they have to be apart for a while. This poem relates to me because I am in a long distance relationship. People say distance can be an issue in a relationship and it can but when there is love between two people anything is possible....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry, Romeo and Juliet]

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Criticism of Moll Flanders

- Criticism of Moll Flanders       How should readers interpret the seeming contradictory character that Daniel Defoe presents in Moll Flanders?  Is her penitence a construction of irony?  While the question of irony was prominent in the earlier criticism of the 1950s and 1960s, most scholars have moved away from that question, acknowledging the existence of various types of irony and validating the true reformation of Moll.  Critics are now articulating other subtle and complex authorial strategies in Moll Flanders besides the use of irony, crediting Defoe with more of what it takes to be a "father of the novel."  Newer critical methodologies involving class and gender are also playing a r...   [tags: Moll Flanders Essays]

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Leadership and the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree

- Module 1: Leadership and the Doctorate of Nursing practice Degree QUESTION no.4: Doctoral education research or practice Crossing the Quality Chasem: A New Health System for the 21st Century(IOM, 2001) emphasizes that the safety and quality of care problems exist largely due to system that lacked of adequate prepared staff and system that is not supportive, when they are in practice. In 2002 , The American Association of Colleges of Nursing developed a Practice Doctoral Task Force published a DNP position statement calling for transformational change in the education required for professional nurses who will practice at the most advanced level....   [tags: Safety, Care Complications]

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Viewing a Total Solar Eclipse

- ... The aforementioned geometry is what makes a solar eclipse so amazing. A solar eclipse is often called Nature’s Greatest Coincidence because the moon and the sun happen to look the exact same size from Earth. In reality, the sun is 400 times bigger than the moon, and the moon is 400 times closer to the sun than the earth. Had it been a few miles smaller across, the moon wouldn’t hide the sun when it passed in front of it. During a solar eclipse, the moon’s shadow falls on the earth. This shadow is made up of two parts: the umbra, and the penumbra....   [tags: the penumbra, moon, natural coincidence]

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Questions On Teaching Generic Skills

- Frecka and Reckers (2010) survey accounting auditors who recently have graduated and employed to seek their opinions in regard to master accounting programmes in one private and other public university. Basically, their study aims to show how those auditors perceive the skills they gained from those programmes in the real practise. Respondents identify the following generic skills; critical thinking, written communication, and oral communication as the competences that should have more consideration in those programmes....   [tags: Education, Critical thinking, Learning]

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Exploring the Effectiveness and Dangers of High Speed Police Pursuits

- It is common for Hollywood to glamorise high speed police chases, often depicted with police vehicles speeding through the streets with sirens blaring and the offender always being caught without incidence, however this depiction could not be further from the truth with police chases often having serious consequences and the outcome often far from ideal. It is due to these less than ideal outcomes that the media and public at large often call for the practice to be banned or for further regulations to be imposed....   [tags: law enforcement]

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An Article On Religion During Medieval Europe

- Robert Wood Bynum, Caroline Walker. Christian Materiality: An Essay on Religion in Late Medieval Europe. New York: Zone Books, 2011. In Christian Materiality, Caroline Bynum explores the understanding and transformation of religious matter in the medieval world. Modern scholarship portrays matter as essentially static and inert but Bynum responds to the medieval conception that matter has the potential to transform. Medieval theorists following the ideas of Aristotle saw the “body” as a “changeable thing” or something able to undergo a metamorphosis....   [tags: Middle Ages, Renaissance, Black Death, Miracle]

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Unethical Pursuit of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby

- Within life, there are moments where one begins to question one’s ideals. Whether these beliefs are ones taught through social interaction and experience or are religious in nature, most of us, humanity, come to a time in life where one’s perception of life challenges the foundations of one’s strongest and, often times, longest held convictions. Sometimes, the questioning and examination of these convictions often lead one to a sense of disillusionment, and, in some ways, this individual analysis allows one to gain personal perspective on one’s life....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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Harry Potter's Quidditch Adapted to Play on the Ground

- ... The Seeker’s job is probably the most important one on the team, and it is to catch the Golden Snitch before the opposing team’s Seeker. The Snitch is a small golden ball the approximate size of a walnut 1 inch in diameter with silver wings that move so fast that it nearly impossible to see. Catching the Golden Snitch ends the game and wins 150 points for his or her team. The Harry Potter series made such an impression to fans everywhere that in 2005 Muggle quidditch was created by Alexander Manshel, the first Quidditch Commissioner, at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont....   [tags: quaffle, blunder, snitch]

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In The Great Gatsby, Is Gatsby Truly Great?

-   Is great Gatsby truly great. It seems so according to Nick Carraway, the narrator in the novel of “The Great Gatsby.” Nick has a moral background that allows him to judge Jay Gatsby accordingly. His descriptions did not only creates sympathy, but also made Gatsby, the outlaw bootlegger, somehow admirable. F. Scott Fitzgerald presented this ethical trick to expose people’s delusions about the American dream, and uses Nick to show sympathy for strivers.   At the roaring ages of 1920s, the booming economy brings up the notion of American dream....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays]

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J.K. Rowling's The Harry Potter Series

- The Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling has recently sprung to life in many ways. The first book of the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was published in 1998 in the US (Rowling) and has continuously grown from there. First day sales of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sold 11 million copies worldwide which definitely reflects the fan base of Harry Potter (Gunelius, 76). The fans of this series, also know as the Harry Potter fandom, have taken the series into their own hands using creativity to bring pieces of the series to life....   [tags: summary, literary analysis]

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Storm Systems and Tornadoes: Tim Samaras

- A tornado is a mobile vortex of violent and very destructive rotating winds that advance in the wind. Tornadoes are just all around very interesting, with all the shows and images of devastating tornadoes they have gotten a large bite in many peoples curiosity . There have been many experiments and many scientists working around the clock to learn about the tornado. They are mostly found under large storm systems. The clouds in the systems occasionally turn into funnel clouds from the winds hitting the cloud and then it starts to twist....   [tags: wind, destructive power, devastating effects]

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Kubla Kahn

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Kubla Kahn” is an example of imaginative poetry due to an opium addiction. This poem creates its own kingdom and paradise while Colridge expresses his ideas of Heaven and Hell through his own drug induced thoughts and opinions. Coleridge paints the picture of a kingdom, Xanadu, and the surrounding scenery is described with a heavenly, dreamlike vividness that can only result from smoking a little too much opium. This kingdom has a “pleasure dome” that was created by Kubla Kahn....   [tags: Author, Literary Analysis]

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