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Ralph Waldo Emerson the great American author once noted that in compa
Ralph Waldo Emerson the great American author once noted that in compa
Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great American author, once noted that in comparison to Shakespeare the world of men has not his equal to show. However, when he looked at the man, the jovial actor and manager, he claimed he cannot marry this fact to his verse. Doubts of the true identity of William Shakespeare have plagued men and women such as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Sigmund Freud, Delia Bacon, and many others. The known facts of Shakespeare's life and career are few. It is probable, although
Irving Washington 1783-1859 American writer the first American author
Irving Washington 1783-1859 American writer the first American author
Irving, Washington (1783-1859), American writer, the first American author to achieve international renown, who created the fictional characters Rip Van Winkle and Ichabod Crane. The critical acceptance and enduring popularity of Irving's tales involving these characters proved the effectiveness of the short story as an American literary form. Born in New York City, Irving studied law at private schools. After serving in several law offices and traveling in Europe for his health from 1804 to 18
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F Scott Fi
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F Scott Fi
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. If something in life hurts you, he said, you should use it in your writing. In A Farewell to Arms Hemingway followed his own advice. The painful experiences of his own life that, consciously and unconsciously, he placed in this novel help make it a major artistic achievement. The first of these experiences was a physical hurt that occurred on July 8, 1918. On this date, two weeks shy of his nineteenth birthday, H
Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936 Rudyard Kipling’s life, style, and writing are very interesting and it’ll be remembered for a long period of time, much longer into the 20th century. On December 30, 1865, Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born. Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India. Rudyard Kipling’s biological parents are John Lockwood Kipling and Alice Macdonald. As a child in India, he was quite happy. Kipling was very interested in Indian life (Twentieth Century British, 1537). It wasn’t until at age
Gothic The new crave for teens
Gothic The new crave for teens
Gothic The new crave for teens by: Alan Tenney Introduction One Day Me and a lady friend were driving to Taco Bell. A friend of mine who is know gothic had been telling me of these underground parties called Raves. Well as we entered the parking lot. We noticed all these teenager dressed in black and drinking. There was loud music some of the girls were topless, is was really freaky looking. I immediately new what is was. Later that week Fox 11 did a special report on these parties and the pe
Silas Marner is one of the greatest English Literature
Silas Marner is one of the greatest English Literature
Silas Marner is one of the greatest English Literature books of all time. Since being first published in 1861 it has amazed and entertained audiences for years. It is about a simple weaver tossed into situations that he never imagined or prepared for, this is his story. The story starts out with Silas in the town of Lantern Yard and quickly moves to the part where he was blamed for robbing a dead pastors body by his best friend William Dane. William accuses Silas of stealing the money forcing h
The Price of Speed
The Price of Speed
The Price of Speed: Railroads of the American West English 205s 2 Outline Introduction I. How the railroads promoted themselves A. To the Government B. To businesses C. To farmers and communities II. The founders actions A. Founders greed B. Founders profited C. Extravagance D. Mismanagement III. Results to Railroads A. Land Grant Scandals B. Bankruptcies E. Public disdain F. Government intervention Conclusion 3 The Price of Speed: Railroads of the American West A railroad, fellow citizens, is
Symbolism Portrayed in the Novel
Symbolism Portrayed in the Novel
Symbolism Portrayed in the Novel to Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 By Steven Johnson English 11 Honors Mrs. Karen Rose April 3, 1998 OUTLINE THESIS: The use of symbolism changes through the three sections of Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. I. Part I: The Hearth and The Salamander A. The use of symbolism B. Comparison with other work II. Part II: The Sieve and The Sand A. The use of symbolism B. Comparison with other work III. Part III: Burning Bright A. The use of symbolism B. Comparison with o
Robert Penn Warren was born in Gutherie Kentucky in 1905 After graduat
Robert Penn Warren was born in Gutherie Kentucky in 1905 After graduat
Robert Penn Warren was born in Gutherie, Kentucky in 1905. After graduating from high school, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Vanderbilt University. Warren began his study working toward a major in Chemistry. Soon, the English proffessors and poets, Donald Davidson and John Crowe Ransom won him over into the analysis of Leterature and Poetry. Robert's maternal grandfather, Gabriel Thomas Penn, was his essential origin of information and also, his idol. The old man was a Civil War Vet
Accounting History
Accounting History
Accounting History Bookkeeping and record-keeping methods, created in response to the development of trade and commerce, are preserved from and medieval sources. Double-entry bookkeeping began in the commercial city-states of medieval Italy and was well developed by the time of the earliest preserved double-entry books, from 1340 in Genoa. The first published accounting work was written in 1494 by the venetian monk Luca Pacioli (1450-1520). Although it disseminated rather than created knowledge
MOBY DICK VS JAWS ESSAY
MOBY DICK VS JAWS ESSAY
MOBY DICK VS. JAWS ESSAY Moby Dick, one of the greatest works of American literature written, and Jaws, one of the nations top selling blockbuster movies, can both be considered masterpieces of their time. Written by different authors, in completely different time frames, these two classics still manage to share dozens of similar themes and plots. Perhaps Jaws was written off from Moby Dick, but the differences between the two make it hard to tell. To describe the character similarities between
Definitions and Examples of Poetry Words
Definitions and Examples of Poetry Words
Definitions and Examples of Poetry Words Imagery: figurative language. Example: It was a dark, cloudy day. Metaphor: one thing is spoken as if it were another. Example: The entire world is a stage. Onomatopoeia: words for imitating sounds. Example: smack, bang, pow, etc. Personification: giving human traits to things that do not normally possess them. Example: The tree talked to me. Realism: the picturing of people and things as they really are. Example: The Adventurers of Huckleberry Finn is r
Racism
Racism
Racism No Witchcraft for Sale is a short story that represents the economic and social standings in the time it was written. It represents how racism was a vital and accepted part in everyday life in South Africa. Even if people thought they were not prejudiced, traces of racism came out. In many other Doris Lessing's stories, she talked about racism, not only about South Africans, but also about women. Lessing hated racism and in her writings she wanted to expose it. Lessing's descriptive wr
Antigone vs Creon
Antigone vs Creon
Antigone vs. Creon According to Aristotle, tragedy is a representation of an action, which is serious, complete in itself, and of a certain length, it is expressed in speech made beautiful in different ways in different parts of the play; it is acted, not narrated; and by exciting pity and fear it gives a healthy relief to such emotion (Lucas 25). This definition categorizes Sophocles' Antigone as a model tragedy. Aristotle also states that a tragedy must include pain and sorrow, and a trag
Clarence Thomas is one of the most arrogant opinionated congressmen to
Clarence Thomas is one of the most arrogant opinionated congressmen to
Clarence Thomas is one of the most arrogant, opinionated congressmen to ever serve on Congress. But, luckily he is also one of the most brilliant congressmen to ever serve on Congress. In this biography hopefully the reader will leave feeling satisfied that I have provided satisfactory documentation to back up these two bold statements. It is the opinion of many that Clarence Thomas is just a horny, selfish and typical congressman. I feel that it is up to me to justify why this man's name s
Ernest Miller Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. His father was the owner of a prosperous real estate business. His father, Dr. Hemingway, imparted to Ernest the importance of appearances, especially in public. Dr. Hemingway invented surgical forceps for which he would not accept money. He believed that one should not profit from something important for the good of mankind. Ernest's father, a man of high ideals, was very strict and censored the b
Selfishness
Selfishness
Selfishness Emily Bronte accompanies her siblings, Charlotte, Anne, and Branwell, in a series of romantic writings. Emily stayed at various boarding schools but lived most of her life in her family’s secluded home in Yorkshire, England. Biographers indicate that she enjoyed a solitary lifestyle in the natural beauty of the moors when not in her home. Emily Bronte devoted her life to her father because her mother’s tragic death left him helpless. She and her sisters were not introduced to the id
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was born in 1564, in the small market town of Startford-Upon-Avon. He was the third of eight children. Shakespeare was born to what today would be called middle-class parents. William was baptized on April 26. According to the custom at that time, infants were baptized about three days after their birth. At age 7, William attended the Stratford grammar school with other boys of his social class. He spent nine hours a day in school. He attended class year
Virginia Woolf was a member of a group of writers known as The Bloomsb
Virginia Woolf was a member of a group of writers known as The Bloomsb
Virginia Woolf was a member of a group of writers known as The Bloomsbury Group, named after a residential section of London where Virginia and her husband Leonard lived in the early decades of this century. According to Kathleen McCoy and Judith Harlan, “Woolf’s group rejected the restraints of propriety and the sexual prudery of Victorian society. They were avant garde in art and literature and remarkably free in their interlocking personal lives. Marital fidelity was not honored, and several
An Army A Navy and Ebonics
An Army A Navy and Ebonics
An Army, A Navy, and Ebonics CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. The Ebonics controversy 2.1 Declaration of a separate language 2.2 Bilingual education funding 2.3 Classroom teaching and Ebonics 2.4 Summary and comment 3. Afro-American languages and dialects 3.1 Black English: the creolist position 3.2 Black English: the dialectologist position 3.3 Toward a synthesis 3.4 On the issue of African influence 3.5 Summary and comment 4. Language, identity, and politics 4.1 Obtaining linguistic recognition 4.
Percy Bysshe Shelly
Percy Bysshe Shelly
Percy Bysshe Shelly In order to understand Percy Bysshe Shelly¹s work, one must understand his life and his characteristic. Shelly was one of the most intellectual and sensitive poets of the Romantic period. Most of his famous works were written during the last four years of his life, when he lived in Italy with his second wife Mary. The text Adventures of English Literature contains two sonnets and one poem by Shelly. The angelic characteristic of Percy Bysshe Shelly was thoroughly expressed t
Charles Dickens His Writing and His Life
Charles Dickens His Writing and His Life
Charles Dickens: His Writing and His Life Charles Dickens was (and still is) one of the most widely - read authors of his time; always, he wrote the truth about the times in which he lived. Chrarles' place of birth was Portsmouth, southern England. He was the second child. His parents had eight children (English…World 510). Charles Dickens' father was financially unstable. Charles called him 'the prodigal father' (English…Approach 612). The family was forced to move from one place to anothe
In literature authors often write about the basic
In literature authors often write about the basic
In literature, authors often write about the basic nature of mankind and society. The themes of these works often portray man as being basically evil. Lord of the Flies by William Golding is one of these such works of literature. The main theme in Lord of the Flies is that man is savage at heart, and always will revert back to an evil and primitive nature. The novel is the story of a group of English schoolboys of different backgrounds who are stranded on a deserted island when their plane cras
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun Aaron Hamilton 9811159 English 1080 C. Goodman November 25, 1998 Throughout the course of time the many generations of people who have lived in this world have fought to find themselves. A common phrase used by people when ask why they did something or why they went somewhere is, I did it to find myself, to find out who I am. The theme of identity is seen by the reader in Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun. In the play Walter Lee Younger is just an example of the
King Henry VIII's Initiation of the Protestant Reformation
King Henry VIII's Initiation of the Protestant Reformation
King Henry VIII's Initiation of the Protestant Reformation The Protestant Reformation, which arose in the sixteenth century, is today known as the religious revolution that ended the ecclesiastical supremacy of the pope throughout Western Europe. The Protestant Reformation also inevitably brought about changes to Western Europe's way of life. The Reformation drastically altered Western Europe's political, economical, and cultural elements as the revolution came to a high when King Henry VIII fi
Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa : An Examination of the Two According to some estimates, as many as 85% of American women are dissatisfied with their weight. Few, if any, think that they are too thin. Those estimates were revealed at the American Psychological Association's conference on women's health in May 1994 (Driedger, 1994). According to my reading, the consensus is quite clear that we are witnessing an epidemic of sub-clinical eating disorders. The term applies to women who do not meet t
Christine de Pisan was a 20th century woman living in the 15th century
Christine de Pisan was a 20th century woman living in the 15th century
Christine de Pisan was a 20th century woman living in the 15th century. Like many women of today, she incorporated government and political ethics, women’s rights and accomplishments, and religious devotion in her writings. Yet, defying the expectations of her time, Christine was one of the few true feminists before the modern era. Christine de Pisan was born in Venice, Italy in about 1364. Her father was Tomasso di Benvenuto da Pizzano (Thomas de Pisan), a famous physician and astrologer. In 1
William Golding
William Golding
William Golding The Nobel Prize for literature is one of the greatest awards a writer can be given. The award’s greatness is not due to the cash prize they receive or the pretty plaque, but the prize is validity of being an exceptional writer. Only ninety-eight people in the world have acclaimed themselves as being one of these great writers, one of them being Sir William Golding. Born in England, Golding does not share the same rational writing techniques as other English writers. Instead Gold
The Problems of Faculty Governance
The Problems of Faculty Governance
The Problems of Faculty Governance Introduction This paper will present a brief history of the development of faculty governance in American universities during the twentieth century. I will review the types of governance structures that have emerged, examine the impact on the institutions in which they function, and discuss the problems that have arisen between the two. Since the middle ages when universities began to emerge faculty governance in institutions of higher education has been the f
My WritingMy writing has always been kind of a surprise to me I am nev
My WritingMy writing has always been kind of a surprise to me I am nev
My Writing My writing has always been kind of a surprise to me. I am never quite sure what I am going to come up with. Most of the time I am aware of the subject matter, have an idea of how to approach it, and know what format I will use. It is in the getting started phase that I have the most difficulty. I spend a lot of time stressing about what I am assigned to write. I believe that this stems from the fact that I am always writing for an academic purpose. I am trying to impress the reader (
The Atomic Bomb and its Effects on Post-World War II
The Atomic Bomb and its Effects on Post-World War II
The Atomic Bomb and its Effects on Post-World War II Then a tremendous flash of light cut across the sky . Mr. Tanimoto has a distinct recollection that it traveled from east to west, from the city toward the hills. It seemed like a sheet of sun. ÐJohn Hersey, from Hiroshima, pp.8 On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. On that day the United States of America detonated an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. Never before had mankind seen anything like. Here was something that was sli
English 11B
English 11B
English 11B Regents English Essay 2-28-98 Louise Rosenblatt once said “Literature provides ‘experiences that it would not be either possible or wise to introduce in our lives’ and thus enlarges our ‘Knowledge of the world’ and ‘ability to understand and sympathize with others.’” In other words she was saying that literature provides experiences that would not be able to be or smart to be involved in. Her quote also says that these experiences broaden our knowledge and aid in our ability to unde
The European Renaissance
The European Renaissance
The European Renaissance The Renaissance was a period of European history, considered by modern scholars as that between 1300 and 1600. Many dramatic changes happened during the Renaissance. The Renaissance was a period of new inventions and beliefs. The Renaissance was drastically different from the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages the church held most of the power and its economy was agriculturally based. Exploration and learning was almost put to a stop. During the Renaissance society was
Herman Melville- Moby Dick
Herman Melville- Moby Dick
Herman Melville- Moby Dick I. Biographical Insights A. The culture this great author was a part of was the time in American history where inspiring works of literature began to emerge. It was also a time when American writers had not completely separated its literary heritage from Europe, partly because there were successful literary genius' flourishing there. B. Herman Melville was born on August 1, 1819, he was the son of Allan and Maria Melville. During Herman's childhood he lived in the go
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar: Paul Laurence Dunbar stands out as the first poet from the Negro race in the United States to shoe a combined mastery over poetic material and poetic technique, to reveal innate literary distinction in what he wrote, and to maintain a high level of performance. He was the first to rise to a height from which he could take a perspective view of his own race. He was the first to see objectively its humor, its superstitions, it yearnings, its aspiration, and to voice them al
Romanticism
Romanticism
Romanticism Romanticism began in the mid-18th century and reached its height in the 19th century. It was limited to Europe and America although different compatriots donated to its birth and popularity. Romanticism as a movement declined in the late 19th century and early 20th century with the growing dominance of Realism in the arts and the rapid advancement of science and technology. However, Romanticism was very impressionative on most individuals during its time. This was because it was exp
Women and Mourning in Literature
Women and Mourning in Literature
Women and Mourning in Literature In English literature it is not unusual to encounter a character who is mourning a loved one’s absence. A genre has arisen which explores this type of lamentation expressed exclusively by female characters- the frauenlieder. Often in the mode of poetry, these songs of separation evoke the heartache felt by the female mourner and evidence much of the cruel and unjust aspects of the society in which she lives. In the Old English poem “Wulf And Eadwacer” the female
A Raisin in the Sun The Death of a Salesman
A Raisin in the Sun The Death of a Salesman
A Raisin in the Sun & The Death of a Salesman English 232 Submitted to Mrs. Stewart Submitted by MacDaniel Young April 21, 1999 In Death of a Salesman and A Raisin in the Sun, Authur Miller and Lorraine Hansberry both show interest in the needs and difficulties. By comparing and contrasting the Lomans and the Youngers, outline what those need and difficulties appear to be. Is there a such thing as a perfect family? Does either playwright suggest how this ideal might be accomplished? Deaths of a
In today' society we see numerous occasions of people using the Englis
In today' society we see numerous occasions of people using the Englis
In today' society, we see numerous occasions of people using the English language incorrectly. A good example of this is shown in E.E. Cummings poem next to of course god america i. Using English incorrectly may be, at the very least, ugly, in the Orwellian sense, but the problems brought on by incorrect use of English may go deeper than beauty. Thus, I agree with George Orwell's 1946 essay, Politics and the English language, in which he says, If thought corrupts language, language can als
Yellow Wallpaper
Yellow Wallpaper
Yellow Wallpaper The Yellow Wallpaper - A Descent into Madness During the nineteenth century, women in literature were often portrayed as submissive to men. Literature of the period often characterized women as oppressed by society, as well as by the male influences in their lives. The Yellow Wallpaper presents the tragic story of a woman's descent into depression and madness. Gilman once wrote Women's subordination will only end when women lead the struggle for their own autonomy, thereby fre
The Romantic Period and Robert Burns
The Romantic Period and Robert Burns
The Romantic Period and Robert Burns At the end of the eighteenth century a new literature arose in England. It was called, Romanticism, and it opposed most of the ideas held earlier in the century. Romanticism had its roots in a changed attitude toward mankind.The forerunners of the Romanticists argued that men are naturally good; society makes them bad. If the social world could be changed, all men might be happier. Many reforms were suggested: better treatment of people in prisons and almsho
A legend is a story that has probable historical roots but has been to
A legend is a story that has probable historical roots but has been to
A legend is a story that has probable historical roots but has been told and retold, embellished and personalized to the individual and their culture. The hero in a legend is generally larger than life. Legends are often narrative and present a theme or problem that was central to the development of the time period. Heroic tradition is , simply stated, the ages old pattern of story that begins with a hero in unusual circumstances, the search or quest, the transformation of the Hero and a resolu
Biography of John Steinbeck
Biography of John Steinbeck
Biography of John Steinbeck John Ernst Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California, on February 27, 1902 of German and Irish ancestry. He was the third of four children and the only son born to John Ernst and Olive H. Steinbeck. His father, John Steinbeck, Sr., served as the County Treasurer while his mother, Olive (Hamilton) Steinbeck, a former school teacher, fostered Steinbeck’s love of reading and the written word. During summers he worked as a hired hand on nearby ranches, nourishing his imp
Into the Wardrobe
Into the Wardrobe
Into the Wardrobe The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first of seven books in the chronicles of Narnia, written by C. S. Lewis. The Narnia Chronicles are undoubtedly the most popular works of writer C.S. Lewis. Although they are recognized as children's fantasy novels, they are also popular with students and adults, including many Christian theologians. In the Narnia Chronicles, Lewis illustrates the biblical figure of Jesus Christ as the character of Aslan the lion, retelling certain
Germany had its own unique way of life and it had a big impact on othe
Germany had its own unique way of life and it had a big impact on othe
Germany had its own unique way of life and it had a big impact on other cultures. One influence Germany had on other cultures was its food. Sausage, baked goods, and beer seem to be the most indigenous food. Most of the sausages can be eaten hot or cold such as the frankfurter. A few of the sausages, such as Bratwurst, must be cooked and a few--Schlachtwurst and Touristenwurst--eaten only when cold. Bratwurst was a pork sausage, usually cooked over an open fire. Schlachtwurst literally means “s
William Wordsworth and the Romantics Question One- Analyse the two poe
William Wordsworth and the Romantics Question One- Analyse the two poe
William Wordsworth and the Romantics Question One:- Analyse the two poems, taking into account language use, structure tone, and any other aspects worth commenting on. The Solitary Reaper and Daffodils are both poems by the Englishman William Wordsworth. William Wordsworth was one of the first writers of the era known as the Romantics. The Romantics reshaped writing, poetry and literature in general. The Romantics placed an emphasis on passion, emotion and freedom of the individual. Wordsworth
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a sickly boy who suffered from a lung disease that later developed into tuberculosis. Of all of Stevenson’s hobbies, reading was the one he liked the most. He preferred literature and history, especially Scottish history, which supplied the background for most of his novels. Stevenson began publishing short stories and essays in the mid-1870’s. His first book, An Inland Voyage, was published in 1878. I
The Importance of Gender Conflicts Literature to Society Past and Pres
The Importance of Gender Conflicts Literature to Society Past and Pres
The Importance of Gender Conflicts Literature to Society Past and Present Gender conflict arises when one set or another defies social norn through thought or actions. Society is constantly changing, some would say evolving, and gender roles are constantly being redefined. Female have traditionally been subservient to males women throughout the passage of time have found themselves fighting our male dominated society in order to gain their rights and remedies in the legal system and society its
Many immigrants come to the United States because it is known as the
Many immigrants come to the United States because it is known as the
Many immigrants come to the United States because it is known as the land of opportunities, but in the last decade many political analysts are saying that there are no more opportunities left for the citizens already living here. Immigrants come here for job opportunities and to start a new life and career. The question though is that, by allowing the number of new immigrants to influx are we end up sacrificing the people that are struggling to find those opportunities. The number of new immi
Caesar He was not on the whole a striking or compelling figure except
Caesar He was not on the whole a striking or compelling figure except
Caesar. He was not, on the whole, a striking or compelling figure except for one feature, his eyes, which were strong, serious, large, and deep set; bright blue in some light. Henry David Thoreau was fascinated by nature as he grew up and like all the other kids his age, he loved the countryside. Thoreau was a good student, who behaved somewhat shy and solemn with his classmates. He didn't really participate in what all the other kids did, so they nicknamed him, The Judge. From 1833 to 1837 T