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Most of us know someone who is in therapy or who was in therapy or thinks that they should be in therapy. Having to seek professional help to come to terms with the psychological damage that has been inflicted on us by our natal families is assumed to be a hazard of modern life.

But in the days before therapy was considered to be almost a requisite for living a well-examined life, . . . .

Imagist poetry is in many ways the essence of what poetry strives to be--it is concise, concrete, and creates a visual image through carefully selected language. As a poetic movement, Imagism began around 1912 with poetry by Amy Lowell, Ezra Pound, and Hilda Doolittle (usually written H.D.), among others, and the movement carried on into the twentieth century to produce some very popular and . . . .

The rule of Peter the Great was characterized with Western orientation in all areas of Russian life, establishment of Russia as a military might and development of sciences and education imported again from the West. This paper discusses the causes behind the success of transformation of Russia during the reign of Peter, the Great.

PETER THE GREAT AND HIS EFFECTS ON RUSSIAN . . . .

Biographical Sketch of T.S Eliot

The Life of T.S Eliot

T.S. Eliot was born in Missouri in 1888. He studied philosophy and logic at various universities including Harvard. After graduating he spent a year at Sorbonne in Paris reading French literature. He then returned to Harvard where he studied epistemological theory, Indian languages and metaphysics. He later transferred to . . . .

Research Paper on Rudyard Kipling's novels

Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865 and spent the first few years of his life blissfully happy in an India full of exotic sights and sounds. At the age of five, he was sent back to England and later described his later childhood years as terribly unhappy. Kipling's memories of a blissfully happy childhood in India and the influence of . . . .

Rock 'N Roll Music - The Diary of Youth

Rock n' roll is best described as a "hybrid of many musical styles: white country and western, black guitar blues and rhythm and blues, and both black and white gospel music." (De Curtis)

Rock ' roll began in the early 1950's as a dancing music strictly for teenagers and became known in the 1960's as simply rock music. This was because rock . . . .

The poems "Siren Song," "Dover Beach," and "Three Ravens" are literary works that depict the theme of power, love, and war (respectively). This paper will discuss in detail how each poem tackles the themes that were presented, and how each work achieves the theme of power, love, or war by the use of imagination, which is effectively used to illustrate the importance of each theme.

The . . . .

GENERATIONS OF WINTER

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss the book "Generations of Winter," by Vassily Aksyonov. Specifically, it will discuss literary themes and approaches used by the author and how the work reflects the political and social environment of the time.

GENERATIONS OF WINTER

Aksyonov's book opens in 1925, the "eighth . . . .

Writing is a decidedly unphysical act: there is no sweat running down the brow; no racing heart; no expending of significant calories or building bulky muscles. Writers can be as sedentary as they wish; in fact, they usually work sitting down. Writers can get fat or as drunk as possible without impeding a natural flow of words. There is nothing inherent in the act of putting pen to paper (or . . . .

Gunnar Kaufman resides on both sides of the dualistic spectrum of black and white, us and them, self and other. In The White Boy Shuffle, Paul Beatty metaphorically and literally endows his protagonist with savior-like glory, for he manages to straddle the racial fence, albeit with inward and outward struggle. His poetry provides not only emotional outlets but also personal and cultural . . . .

Poetic Style in Pablo Neruda "twenty love poems"

Pablo Neruda's Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair was inspired by an unhappy love affair, which accounts for the poems expressing young, passionate, unhappy love perhaps better than any book of poetry in the Romantic tradition (Manuel E. Duran, Professor of Hispanic Literature, Yale University, Britannica Nobel Prizes web site). . . . .

Views of American Life in The Great Gatsby and the Harlem Renaissance

The Great Gatsby and The Harlem Renaissance (The world of Jay Gatsby, Nick Carraway, Daisy and the other inhabitants of Long Island, New York are the other side of the coin compared to the residents of Harlem, New York. F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby was written as not only a tribute to the Roaring Twenties, . . . .

Overcoming Writer's Block

In an article by Gloria Watkins (using the pseudonym of "bell hooks"), Watkins presented the readers a detailed narrative of what it feels like to have writer's block and the reasons why she keeps on having it whenever she feels the urge to write about somebody or something else, and most especially when she wants to write something about herself, her inner . . . .

Antiquated Nemesis

The Rebel, by Albert Camus, is a distinctly modern book. There is very little written here that would have been defensive, or even coherent, in the light of the world as it was just 200 years ago. This is a book illuminated by the informed by the libraries of Nuremberg and illuminated by the fires of St. Petersburg and Hiroshima. It takes most of its subject matter . . . .

Philip Glass Biography

Introduction

Philip Glass is certainly the world's finest identified living serious composer owing to vast amounts of American recording contracts. He has a readily exclusive, if ever controversial, style that is both imitated and parodied the world over. He is familiar to pop audiences, crossover audiences, new music audiences, opera audiences and . . . .

Chinese Traditional Marriage

Introduction

The first time a large area of China was under single rule was in 221BC, when the king of Qin conquered adjoining states to become Qinshi Huangdi (Emperor of Qin). From then until the early 20th century, emperors governed China. The current political structure—one-party rule in the form of the Communist Party—maintains the ritual of a . . . .

William Blake was one of Britain's greatest poets. His long history of mental illness also makes him one of England's most colourful and interesting literary figures. He lived his life in poverty, in the company of his devoted wife, and created a great deal of controversy due to his unconventional views on religion and rationalism.

He was born on November 28, 1757 in London.

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Othello's final speech in Act five

Abstract

Objective:

Write a five-page paper that analyzes Othello's final speech in Act five of the play, paying close attention to poetic elements as well as imagery within the passage.

Methodology:

The analysis should be clearly focused and based on evidence found within the text. The essay should reflect a clear . . . .

He Dreamed of Creating Magic - And He Does

One of my dreams was to grow up and become a magician. Well, that's what happened. I'm not a science fiction writer. I'm a magician. I can use words to make you believe anything." -Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury is one of the classic authors of our day- one of the fathers of science fiction. At nearly 82 years old, and over 500 works later, . . . .

Elements of Poetry

Critical Response #2

Title: A Killing Shot to the Heart of the Rhetoric of the Pro-War Movement:

The Man He Killed" by Thomas Hardy

Often, 'poetry' is narrowly though popularly defined as the use of heightened or self-consciously poetic language to deal with a particular theme that exists outside of the realm of everyday life. Poetry is seen as . . . .

Contributions of Women to History

Women have contributed to the history of the world from the beginning of time. Their stories are found in legends, myths, and history books. Queens, martyrs, saints, and female warriors, usually referred to as Amazon Women, writers, artists, and political and social heroes dot our human history. By 1865, women moved into the public arena, as moral . . . .

Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allen Poe are considered as seminal American authors. Each contributed to nineteenth century American literature and both were somewhat influenced by British romance writers of their time. Hawthorne and Poe can be compared on the basis of their personal lives and biography as well as with their writing. Although contemporaries, Hawthorne and Poe experienced vastly . . . .

The Importance of Learning to Read

Learning to read and write are complementary skills. While in the younger years, writing depends on reading skills, by middle and high school, they are complementary skills: reading is necessary to do writing assignments, while writing about what has read increases comprehension of the reading materials. For this reason, separating reading and writing . . . .

Many authors employ oral styles to convey the voices of individual characters and their unique jargon. Vocal inflections can be heard in print, imagined in the head as the reader loses him or herself in the novel. Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o in his novel Devil on the Cross uses at least five different oral styles that contribute volumes to the complexity of his seminal work. The narrator . . . .

Nursery rhymes linger in our minds our entire lives; they are repeated to us at an early age and remain in our subconscious longer than commercial jingles. What makes Mother Goose so memorable? Surely it is not the content of the nonsensical poems: young children not care about the content of a nursery rhyme, and toddlers are incapable of grasping it. Nursery rhymes are not like fairy tales: . . . .

decentralization of cultural arts funding

This is an essay discussing the decentralization of cultural arts funding. Essay is written as: I am the Executive Director of a state arts agency. The state has two large urban areas with surrounding suburbs, the rest is rural. The State Legislature, in response to constituents' complaints that too many state funds are being funneled to "elite . . . .

Doctor Faustus' Acceptance to Eternal Damnation

Introduction

Many traditions and legends have been created all the way through the long history of western culture. Among which one of the most outstanding and well known as well long lasting traditions of western culture is of the Faustus legend, where in this legend, a man called Faust or Faustus, sells his soul to the devil for . . . .

Swammerdam"

A. S. Byatt in the novel Possession succeeds brilliantly in the monumental technical achievement of creating a deeply layered romance in which two twentieth century literary scholars, Roland Michell and Maud Bailey, become themselves romantically involved as they investigate a startling connection between the two Victorian poets of whom they have made specialized study. . . . .

Web site Analysis: FosterParenting.com

FosterParenting.com (http://www.fosterparenting.com)isa web site designed to provide support and information to foster parents. The site was created as a non-profit venture by Jeff Silla, a foster parent who has provided care for over 50 children.

The web site content can be divided into three categories. The first is information, the second . . . .

Shakespeare's Feelings for the Young Man and the Dark Lady

Shakespeare's sonnets can be divided into two parts. The first 126 are addressed to a young man, while from 127 to 152 are addressed to a dark lady. While Shakespeare does not express who these two people are or his relationship with them, an analysis of the sonnets does show his feelings towards the two people. Shakespeare . . . .

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