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Summer Campbell
Summer Campbell Writing Sample English Literature AP Grade 12 Writing Sample- The Odyssey The most admired classical hero is most certainly Odysseus, the mythological Grecian subject of Homers epic tale, The Odyssey. This legendary figure displays excessive amounts of brains and muscle, seeming almost superhuman at times. He embodies the ideals Homeric Greeks aspired to: manly valor, loyalty, piety, and intelligence. The popularity of Odysseus transcends time. To this day he remains greatly ad...

Our Solar System at a Glance
Our Solar System at a Glance INTRODUCTION From our small world we have gazed upon the cosmic ocean for untold thousands of years. Ancient astronomers observed points of light that appeared to move among the stars. They called these objects planets, meaning wanderers, and named them after Roman deities -- Jupiter, king of the gods; Mars, the god of war; Mercury, messenger of the gods; Venus, the god of love and beauty, and Saturn, father of Jupiter and god of agriculture. The stargazers also obs...

Utah's State Symbols
Utah's State Symbols State Flag The original Utah State Flag consisted of a solid white state seal on a light blue background which was adopted by the State Legislature in 1896 and revised in 1913. The Utah State Flag, as we know it today, was originally designed for the battleship Utah in 1912. It was later made the official flag of Utah when Governor William Spry signed House Joint Resolution I in 1913. Explanation of the Symbols on Utah's State Flag The Utah State Flag has a blue background ...

INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION Italy is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich countries in the world. Ask any person on the street to name an old and artistic country and they will answer Italy. It got its name from the ancient Romans. They called the southern peninsula Italia that meant land of oxen or grazing land. It is well known for its art, literature, culture, sculpture, music, and religion. Most of Italy is a peninsula that leads onto the Mediterranean Sea. It is also well known for the shape if ...

Analyze the Triumph and Tragedy of the Manhattan Project
Analyze the Triumph and Tragedy of the Manhattan Project The making of American's first atomic bomb was a long and triumphant journey. The United States set out on the development because of fear-fear that the Nazi Germany would develop the bomb first which would then use it against the U.S. In fact, the Germans had a head start because the underlying scientific fact, the fission of uranium, was discovered by two Germans. The effort to develop an atomic bomb was code-named the Manhattan Projec...

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician physicist and a
Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician, physicist and astronomer. He is considered to be the greatest mathematician of his time, equal to the likes of Archimedes and Isaac Newton. He is frequently called the founder of modern mathematics. It must also be noted that his work in the fields of astronomy and physics (especially the study of electromagnetism) is nearly as significant as that in mathematics. He also contributed much to crystallography, optics, biostatistics and mechan...

The history of birth control
The history of birth control Well we're not all little kids here, we know about sex, and we know that we as humans like to have sex, unfortunately ( or fortunately depends on how you look at it) the product of the horizontal polka is a sweet little baby, and that might not always be wanted. So therefore we have these neat things called contraceptives. The whole idea of contraceptives is not a new one. People have been using birth control for thousands of years, all the way back to Ancient Greec...

THE HOUSE OF MY DREAM
THE HOUSE OF MY DREAM. As a child I imagined how my life would be as an adult. Perhaps, every individual had similar fantasies. The perfect spouse, successful position, flawless environment, and breath taken mention. The clearest image I had was of my future house. I see it as a sixty five hundred square feet of red brick. The driveway made of black tiles would lead to the front door made of red wood. The house would be isolated with a tall fence matching the house with an enormous golden gate....

Dressed in the drab military uniform that symbolized the
Dressed in the drab military uniform that symbolized the revolutionary government of Communist China, Mao Zedong's body still looked powerful, like an giant rock in a gushing river. An enormous red flag draped his coffin, like a red sail unfurled on a Chinese junk, illustrating the dualism of traditional China and the present Communist China that typified Mao. 1 A river of people flowed past while he lay in state during the second week of September 1976. Workers, peasants, soldiers and students...

Theme presented in
Theme presented in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Coleridges poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, illustrates his apparent belief in Christian redemption and mans redeemable qualities. The poem also seems to suggest that Coleridge believed life and poetry both follow a cyclical pattern. The story is about a mans literal voyage and a spiritual journey and how they parallel each other. On these journeys Coleridge imaginatively explores the supernatural and makes the story and the Mariners ex...

In November 1997 at Owensboro River Parks Center of Arts performed a s
In November 1997 at Owensboro River Parks Center of Arts performed a show sponsored by the Mexican government called the Ballet Gran Folklorico De Mexico. This show featured talented singers, dancers, musicians, and actors. This performance tradition was based on the history of Mexico. Arts taken from ancient Aztec and Inca rituals to modern Mariachi. At the show they started by introducing them as a group and began there series of plays. They did this without introducing each skit as it went...

HITLER Adolf 1889-1945 The rise of Adolf Hitler to the position of dic
HITLER, Adolf (1889-1945). The rise of Adolf Hitler to the position of dictator of Germany is the story of a frenzied ambition that plunged the world into the worst war in history. Only an army corporal in World War I, Hitler became Germany's chancellor 15 years later. He was born on April 20, 1889, in Braunau-am-Inn, Austria, of German descent. His father Alois was the illegitimate son of Maria Anna Schicklgruber. In middle age Alois took the name Hitler from his paternal grandfather. After tw...

The Catacombs and Christian Persecutions
The Catacombs and Christian Persecutions The catacombs are the ancient underground cemeteries used by the Christians and the Jewish people in Rome. The Christian catacombs, which are numerous, began in the second century and the shoveling out continued until the first half of the fifth century. In the beginning they were only burial places, but later they gathered to celebrate their funeral rites, and the anniversaries of the saints and of the dead. During the persecutions the catacombs were us...

In November 1997 at Owensboro River Parks Center of Arts performed a s
In November 1997 at Owensboro River Parks Center of Arts performed a show sponsored by the Mexican government called the Ballet Gran Folklorico De Mexico. This show featured talented singers, dancers, musicians, and actors. This performance tradition was based on the history of Mexico. Arts taken from ancient Aztec and Inca rituals to modern Mariachi. At the show they started by introducing them as a group and began there series of plays. They did this without introducing each skit as it went...

My science project is on Giraffes The Giraffe is the tallest mammal
My science project is on Giraffes. The Giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world. Giraffes have very long necks with a short, upstanding mane, high shoulders which slope steeply, and long legs that are nearly equal in length. The male weight can range to 2420-4250, and the female can range to 1540-2600. The Giraffes can stand up to 18 feet long. They mostly live and come from sub-Sahara Africa. Giraffes are herbivores, and their long necks help them to reach the leaves and shoots of thorny aca...

In the Story of Demeter and Persephone we learn about the relationship
In the Story of Demeter and Persephone we learn about the relationship between parents and their children. More importantly, this relationship is a mother daughter relationship and has Ideas that Greek culture might have practiced. In this story we also see the growth of characters and the changes that they go through because of the actions by others around them. Demeter is the beautiful goddess who is sister to Zeus. Persephone also visually stunning and lovely, is the daughter of Zeus and Dem...

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston grew up in Richmond Virginia and in
Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and in his many restless moves, lived in half a dozen Eastern cities. His true home was always in the misty mid region of Weir of his own fertile and troubled imagination. His father was David Poe, a Baltimore actor. His actress mother, Elizabeth, born of English parents, had come to the United States as a child. The two were not notably talented; they played minor roles in rather third-rate theatrical companies. Between them ...

No golden eagle warm from the stamping press of the mint is more sharp
No golden eagle, warm from the stamping press of the mint, is more sharply impressed with its image and superscription than was the formative period of our government by the genius and personality of Thomas Jefferson. Standing on the threshold of the nineteenth century, no one who attempted to peer down the shadowy vista, saw more clearly than he the possibilities, the perils, the pitfalls and the achievements that were within the grasp of the Nation. None was inspired by purer patriotism. None...

Mummies and Embalming by Marco B
Mummies and Embalming by Marco B. January 17, 1997 In Ancient Egypt when a person died his body was embalmed and made into a mummy. The ancient Egyptians believed that a persons spirit and soul continued to live after death and that it returned to its tomb to visit. For this reason it was very important to save the body in as good shape as possible. Mummies have been known to last for thousand of years. Poor Egyptians did not have fancy burials and mummification like the noblemen and kings and...

My book I reviewed was The Lost by Jonathan Aycliffe The main setting
My book I reviewed was The Lost, by Jonathan Aycliffe. The main setting for this book is modern day Romania. As a naive Englishman, Michael Feraru travels to a remote, forbidding castle in the mountains of Transylvania and then fleshes it out with appealing characters and a different plot. Michael leaves his beloved girlfriend behind at home where he thinks its safer, her name is Sophie Wandless. This book is made up of a different way of writing, Sophie and Michael exchange information about ...

MEXICO
MEXICO Mexico, officially the United States of Mexico, is a huge country rich in cultural diversity where the past plays an important role in shaping the present day development. When discovered Mexico was home to 10 million people living in highly disciplined and organized societies. The native civilization became the foundation upon which the colonial empire was built. Mexico endured 300 years of colonial domination and has historically been exploited in one form or another by foreign power...

For my report I got my Information for Question number 1 from the Cult
For my report I got my Information for Question number 1 from the Culturgram 97 from B.Y.U. For my second question my recourse was the Academic American Encyclopedia 1997 the author is David O'Coner, I also got information from Encarta 97 by Microsoft Publisher. I also obtained the information for question number 3 from the World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia the author was Microsoft Publisher. I found the recourse at the Federal Way Regional library, and Barnes & Noble. I learned a lot about Eg...

Japan is a country made from four major islands Though its area is sma
Japan is a country made from four major islands. Though its area is small, each region has different tastes. The country has the population of 123.6 millions according to the 1990 census, or 2.5 % of the world total, and it is the seventh most populated nation according to The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Japan.(5, p.25). Japanese political and economical world power has been one of the success stories of the twentieth century. Though small in geographic area, its popularity is the seventh greate...

Athens
Athens Athens has been around for 2,500 years. Athens is the capitol of Greece and largest city of Greece. Athens is on a small plain that lies southward to the Saronic Gulf, a branch of the Aegean Sea. Athens has an area of 427 sq./km. (165 sq./mi. ) and a population of 3,096,775. Athens is surrounded by mountains: Aigaleos to the west, Parnes to the north, Pentelikon to the northeast, and Hymettus to the east. All four of the mountains is made up of either marble or limestone. Athens has a ty...

Chemical warfare is the use of natural and man-made toxic substances t
Chemical warfare is the use of natural and man-made toxic substances to incapacitate or kill an enemy. There are many different types of agents used in chemical warfare, some of which are mustard gases, nerve gases, psychotomimetic agents, tear gases, hydrogen cyanide, and arsines. All of which are very poisonous and lethal when exposed to humans in large amounts. Until the 20th century such warfare was primarily limited to starting fires, poisoning wells, distributing smallpox-infected article...

Platinum symbol Pt is a relatively rare chemically inert metallic elem
Platinum, symbol Pt, is a relatively rare, chemically inert metallic element that is more expensive than gold. The atomic number of platinum is 78. Platinum is one of the transition elements in group 10 of the periodic table. Platinum is the most important of the group of elements called the platinum metals, also included in this group is the metals: ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, and iridium. Platinum metals were probably used in alloyed forms in ancient Greece and Rome and were first ...

The medieval traditions shown in the Fall of Man were very apparent in
The medieval traditions shown in the Fall of Man were very apparent in Shakespeares play, Hamlet. It is not known whether or not Shakespeare ever read the Fall of Man, and it does not matter, for the effects and influence of the Fall of Man on Shakespeares writing is very obvious when the plots of both stories are examined. Both are written in archaic form, as well as with a very strict rhyme scheme. The Fall of Man is a tragedy, the same as Hamlet. The reaches of the medieval writing...

EGYPTION EMPIRE
EGYPTION EMPIRE The origins of ancient Egyptian civilization, which may regard as one of the fountainheads of the Western culture, cannot be established with certainty. Archaeological evidence suggests that early dwellers in the Nile Valley were influenced by cultures of the Near East, but the degree of this influence is yet to be determined. Describing the development of Egyptian civilization, like attempts to identify its intellectual foundations, is largely a process of conjecture based on a...

For many centuries people are trying to understand their origins They
For many centuries people are trying to understand their origins. They want to know how did they appear in this universe and what for. As they can not determine it using scientific approach or explain it in every day words they started making up different stories, creating religions and cults which are aimed to explain at least to some extent these problems and find answers to these questions. In reality these stories do not explain you anything but instead give you an impression of the true kn...

Part I
Part I The novel opens at sunset on the deck of a cruising yawl, the Nellie, which at anchor on the Thames. Five men are lying back to rest and mediate, waiting for the tide to turn. One of them, Charles Marlow, thinks aloud about ancient England at the time when the conquering Romans came seeking wealth and power. He pauses, and then begins to tell of a trip to the Congo he made as a young man. First, he describes how he came to make the trip. Out of a job and fascinated by Africa for a long t...

Hinduism and BuddhismAlex Gallas WC2
Hinduism and Buddhism Alex Gallas WC2 Hinduism is the main religion of India. Honduism has no founder or formal church. This religion's roots are from ancient Aryan beliefs and practices. It is the way a way of life. Unlike Hinduism, Buddhism has somewhat of a founder of the religion. It all started around 600 b.c. The Brahman cast had become very powerful. Brahamans claimed that they alone could perform the sacred rituals of the Hindu religion. One of the reformers was Siddhartha Guautama. Gua...

A dentist sits his patient in the dental chair He tells her to relax h
A dentist sits his patient in the dental chair. He tells her to relax her entire body and suggest that when her eyelids are relaxed, they will feel so heavy they will close. Then the dentist tells the patient to imagine that theres a bucket of ice water next to her chair. She will put her right hand into it for a while. he says, and the hand will become numb. Then she will raise her numb hand up and place it to the sore place on her jaw and hold it there. The Jaw will also feel numb. The patien...

Images from The Dhammapada
Images from The Dhammapada In reading The Dhammapada, I noticed that there were a lot of analogies used to describe human life. For this paper I decided to look at some of the analogies that talk about the negative conditions of life. My favorite quotation from The Dhammapada is number 8 on page 34, the section titled Evil Don't underestimate evil, saying, 'It can't happen to me.' As a pot slowly fills up with water, drop by drop, So does the fool, little by little, Become full of evil. I l...

Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana There are several reasons to legalize marijuana. Marijuana is a drug that comes from the plant Cannabis sativa. When you smoke marijuana, the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol goes into your brain and makes you feel high. That is why it is classified as a minor psychedelic. It does not produce a trip, or full psychedelic experience, like other drugs such as mushrooms, acid or other such hallucinogens. Marijuana was first used by the ancient Chinese in the year 2000, BC...

Marijuana is a mood altering or psychoactive drug that has many nickna
Marijuana is a mood altering or psychoactive drug that has many nicknames, such as pot, weed, ganja, sensi, herb, and others. It is an ancient drug that dates back to hundreds of years to Asia. Many cultures have used it during meditation, religious worship, and for intoxication. Marijuana itself comes from the Indian Hemp plant. It is the third most widely used drug in the United States, according to a survey taken in 1988, and it is the number one illegally used drug in the United States. Mar...

Romeo and Juliet is the story of two star-crossed lovers who take the
Romeo and Juliet is the story of two star-crossed lovers who take their life (prologue). Their families were ancient enemies based on an ancient grudge no longer known, but still strong. Romeo and Juliet fall passionately in love ignoring the fact they are, by household, enemies. Friar Lawrence joins them in marriage in hope to turn their households rancour to pure love(p. 43). They married without their families permission or knowledge and against their societys conventions. Neither Rom...

Plants Spirits and Healing
Plants, Spirits, and Healing A man lies on the ground screaming in pain. Others around him get the shaman or medicine man. The shaman calmly walks up to the man with a few things in his arm. Among them are needles made from thorns, threads from vines to sew up the man's wounds, and the last thing brought was witch hazel to control the bleeding. That is a situation men or women would be in if they were wounded many years ago. But even now some cultures don't depend on hospitals or doctors with d...

Acupuncture
Acupuncture Acupuncture is an age old pain treatment that dates back to Ancient China. Many theories have been entertained, says Dr. Stemmler, but none itself can explain the multiple analgesic, anti-flamatory, sedative, and regenerative effects of this treatment (Kanigel 2). Although at times, even acupuncturists remain at a loss to explain how tiny needles inserted in precise points on the body's surface can provide relief from medical disorder. Whatever the case acupuncture is being prac...

Greek
Greek Mythology R.S. Greek mythology is the beliefs and ritual observances of the ancient Greeks. In ancient times, the Greeks explained the beginnings of the world and society with mythology, using stories and legends about a variety of gods. We can read about these myths and legends in books thanks to ancient works like the Theogony by Hesoid and the Odyssey and the Iliad by Homer. Greek mythology was believed to be developed from the primitive religions of the people from Crete. They believe...

Assyrian Warfare
Assyrian Warfare The Assyrian Empire is probably the most fiered empire in all of the ancient world. The Assyrians came about 900 B.C., right after the Hittites. The Assyrians were the most fiercest, cruelest, and most warlike of all ancient peoples - the Assyrians overwhelmed Mesopotamia (Mazour p. 34). Considering what people were like back then that's a pretty big honor. The Assyrians first settled along the Tigris River. That's where they built the city- state Assur. The city-state was name...

Roman Food
Roman Food Back in the days in Ancient Rome, the meals were a ritual of the peoples daily life. The Romans would eat anywhere from just a little bit of food to absolutely no food for breakfast. The early Roman people would take their chief meal during the middle of the day, but eventually a late afternoon started to become fashionable, and with it the lunch consisted simply of left over food scraps from the previous nights meal. In wealthy homes, there was also a formal dining room. The dinner ...

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...

The American Pit Bull Terrier was a dog that was created back in the 1
The American Pit Bull Terrier was a dog that was created back in the 1700s. Some experts of dog breeds say that there is some belief that the pit bull was used by the Romans, in the sport of bullbaiting. These dogs were breed to have large bones and tremendous jaw strength. To insure their ferocity the animals were not feed on a regular basis. In the early 1800s people were going through rough times and they could no longer afford the bulls for the ancient sport. In 1835 the sport was offical...

Napoleon Bonaparte I was definitely one of the most influential people
Napoleon Bonaparte I was definitely one of the most influential people in the history of Europe and the rest of the world. He quickly rose through the ranks of being a Corsican National Guard soldier to being the one of the greatest military commanders of all time and the French emperor who would try to conquer the entire world. On August 15, 1769, Napoleon was born into a family that would have a total of 8 children, him being the second. He was the son of Carlo Buonaparte, a lawyer who fought...

The US and the Middle East Peace Process
The U.S. and the Middle East Peace Process It is the best of times, it is the worst of times -Charles Dickens The Middle East and their constant struggle for peace has been in the news for years. There has been a great deal of controversy over whether it will work and, if it will, when and how. As Secretary of State Warren Christopher said of the middle east peace process on January 18, 1996, Today, for the first time in half a century, we stand on the threshold of ending the Arab-Israeli co...

Isp Critical Journals Submission Three
Isp Critical Journals: Submission Three Novel read: Rebecca Author: Daphne DuMaurier I enjoyed the novel Rebecca thoroughly because of its many plot twists, suspense, universal themes and realistic characters. This novel ties closely with the novel Jane Eyre , in theme, plot and characters. My second novel A Room With A View has similar women characters and themes but has a very dissimilar plot line. All three of the novels are set in Italy in the early 1900s. All three authors wrote love stor...

When we reflect on Nature or the history of mankind of our own intell
When we reflect on Nature, or the history of mankind, of our own intellectual activity, the first picture presented to us is an endless maze of relations and interactions, in which nothing remains what, where, and as it was, but everything moves, changes, comes into being and passes out of existence. This is primitive, naive, yet intrinsically correct conception of the world was that of Ancient Greek philosophy, and was first clearly formulated by Heraclitus: everything is and also is not, for...

Vampires the Undead
Vampires; the Undead Although vampires are recognized to be deadly creatures and their existence is controversial, evidence suggests that they do in fact exist. The teachings and the records of the past give enough proof for many people. Horrible things happen today, due to vampire activity. Humans are instinctively fearful of the truth, fortune and of death; but human fear of the fact that some incidences are actually caused by vampires leads man to ignore the problem and thus make himself bel...

Anthrax is one of the oldest recorded diseases of animals It was menti
Anthrax is one of the oldest recorded diseases of animals. It was mentioned by Moses in Exodus 9:9, and by many classical ancient Greek and Roman authors such as Homer, Hipocrates, Ovid, Galen, Virgil, and Pliny. Devastating epidemics of the disease have been recorded by many medieval and modern writers. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries it sometimes swept through southern Europe like a dark plague killing much of the human and animal life in its path. Anthrax was the first disease...

Religions may seem very different then each other but are they Using t
Religions may seem very different then each other, but are they? Using the famous quote The grand essentials in life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for . I will show you Even though the cultures are totally different at first look , when you get a little closer the wants and needs are basically the same. When you look at the three basic wants and needs you will see that each religion helps fulfill these needs , whether it be through gods myths messiahs temples or...