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Gwendolyn Brooks Explication
Gwendolyn Brooks Explication
Gwendolyn Brooks Explication love note I: surely Surely you stay my certain own, you stay My you. All honest, lofty as a cloud. Surely I could come now and find you high, As mine as you ever were; should not be awed. Surely your word would pop as insolent As always: “Why, of course I love you, dear.” Your gaze, surely, ungauzed as I could want. Your touches, that never were careful, what they were. Surely – But I am very off from that. From surely. From indeed. From the decent arrow That was my
Happieness on a Perch
Happieness on a Perch
Happieness on a Perch During the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the African American population still felt the aftermath of slavery through the beliefs and actions of the white societies. During slavery African Americans were dehumanized, looked upon as property, and treated worse than animals. Furthermore, slaves were denied the right to life, forced to work endlessly, and suffered abuse from their masters. However, slavery ended in 1865 and yet Africans are still suffering from the en
Hardboiled Detectives
Hardboiled Detectives
Hardboiled Detectives Throughout all of the time periods in American history, there have been many different incarnations of the “hero with attitude.” These heroes are the ones who refuse to take orders from others and abide by the laws of authority, choosing instead to get things done on their own terms. Such examples of this type of hero have been well defined through our country’s coming of age. During the pioneering days of settling the western territory, cowboys reigned supreme. These men r
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance Period (1919-1940) included many outstanding features and writers which made for a wonderful cache of literary works by African American writers. There was an unprecidented variety and scope of publications by African Americans which brought about a new sense of purpose, confidence, and achievement unusual to many black artists due to thier troubled history. This led to thier irresistable impulse to create boldly expressive art of
Harlem Renaissance1
Harlem Renaissance1
Harlem Renaissance1 The Harlem Renaissance Or the New Negro Movement The dawn of the 1920’s ushered in an African American artistic and cultural movement, the likes of which have never and will likely never be seen again. Beginning as a series of literary discussions in Greenwich Village and Harlem, the “New Negro Movement” (later dubbed the Harlem Renaissance by Alain Locke) came to exalt the unique culture of African Americans and redefine African American expression. The movement spread throu
Hemingways Greatest Hits
Hemingways Greatest Hits
Hemingways Greatest Hits One of the best novels of Ernest Hemingway is A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway takes much of his life story line to his novel. A Farewell to Arms is the typical classic story that can refer to Romeo and his Juliet placed against the odds. In this novel, Romeo is Frederick Henry and Juliet is Catherine Barkley. Their love affair must survive the barrier of World War I. The background of war-torn Italy adds to the tragedy of the love story. The story starts when Frederick Hen
Henry Ford
Henry Ford
Henry Ford Henry Ford Henry Ford, an extremely hardworking man, was very curious in his early life because he liked to take things apart and ask many questions. He designed and manufactured many cars, including the Model T which was the second largest selling car totaling over 15,000,000. In addition to doing this, he managed an enormous company with the help of very few people. Henry had a few dreams that he thought would change the world. For example, he saw that most of the car companies were
HG Wells
HG Wells
HG Wells One of the most prolific writers of his time, H.G. ( Herbert George) Wells was able to do it all. He was universal, and could write from many different sides. He was one of the most versitile writers, as he could write like a novelist, as in the The History of Mr. Polly. He could also write short stories, like The Star, or The Door In The Wall. He was also considered to be a visionary and a dreamer, as shown throughout A Modern Utopia, and Men Like Gods. What Wells was most famous for w
History
History
history Maury Klein’s “A Hell of a Way to Run a Railroad,” gives a new perspective of reliable transportation. During much of the 19th century railroads dominated the American industrial landscape. The railroad enabled people to travel farther and also more widely. The railroad was one of the greatest technological advancements of the 19th century. Two hundred thousand miles of track were laid by 1900. The railroad began to symbolize American prosperity. By the 1890s the rail industry was near c
Huckelberyy Finn
Huckelberyy Finn
Huckelberyy Finn Thoughts on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a true American classic. Twain creates a tremendous story about a boy, Huck, and a slave, Jim, who together overcome obstacles, and eventually reach their goals. Huck helps so many others despite leading a terrible home life. Before the novel begins, Huck Finn has led a life of absolute freedom. His drunken and often missing father has never paid much attention to him; his mother is dead and so, whe
Huckleberry Fin
Huckleberry Fin
Huckleberry Fin America… land of the free and home of the brave; the utopian society which every European citizen desired to be a part of in the 18th and 19th centuries. The revolutionary ideas of The Age of Enlightenment such as democracy and universal male suffrage were finally becoming a reality to the philosophers and scholars that so elegantly dreamt of them. America was a playground for the ideas of these enlightened men. To Europeans, and the world for that matter, America had become a ki
Immigration to Ellis Island
Immigration to Ellis Island
Immigration to Ellis Island You might wonder why someone would go through all the trouble to write an essay on immigration. (besides the fact this is an assignment in history) Much of what we say, eat, and even do is connected to something that an immigrant brought to this country years ago. Many of the dishes that we as Americans enjoy, such as pastas, burritos, or even some types of sausages were brought here by Italians, Mexicans, and Germans. Also much of our everyday language comes from oth
INTERNET
INTERNET
INTERNET Technology is Changing Education The best method for improving educational standards is to utilize every tool available, including state-of-the-art technology. Computers and the Internet have expanded the way in which education can be delivered to the students of today. Today\'s networking technologies provide a valuable opportunity to the practice of learning techniques. Educators are discovering that computers and multi-based educational tools are facilitating learning and enhancing s
Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov was born on January 2, 1920 in Petrouchi, Russia. His parents were Judah and Anna Asimov. Isaac also has a sister Veronica and a brother Stanley. In 1923 his family immigrated to the United States. He and his family grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In Brooklyn his family ran a small candy and magazine store. This is one of the places where Asimov began to learn about printing. Also it was here that Asimov learned good business and self-discipline skills (Bloom, 251). Asim
Japanese Americans
Japanese Americans
Japanese Americans Japanese Americans The Japanese Americans have maintained loyalty to the United States throughout the history of there immigration beginning in 1843 (Leathers, 6). Over the years, they have persevered through the trials and tribulations of discrimination and prejudice. The white community often discriminated them because of the misunderstanding of their language and culture. They overcame this obstacle, and became productive citizens of the United States of America. The immigr
Johnny got a life
Johnny got a life
johnny got a life upon to organize in 1789. The states had been dependent on England but wanted no more of it. They had been in fact 13 independent republics, and they wanted no more of that either. No one knew how the new Constitution would work or how it would effect the freedom of the states. Washington was determined to build a real federal government for the United States. The new government was launched April 30, 1789, when Washington took his oath as president in New York City, the first
Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin
Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin
Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin The Innovators of American Literature From their critical assessments on how to improve themselves and to the American public that they influenced by their writings, Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin illustrate American themes in their personal narratives that quintessentially make part of American Literature. Although they lived in different times during the early development of the United States of America and wrote for different purposes, they share
Judgments and Justification as Portrayed in the Re
Judgments and Justification as Portrayed in the Re
Judgments and Justification as Portrayed in the Reader Throughout history mankind has always been faced with judgments. According the Oxford English Dictionary, judgment means “the mental ability to form an opinion” (AHD, 454). We are forced to make decisions based on our “mental opinions.” Then, one’s actions are based on ‘mental opinions’ which are judged by other people. Then there is the inevitable justification of these actions by other people or the person themselves. According the Oxford
Langston Hughes1
Langston Hughes1
Langston Hughes1 Langston Hughes is considered by many readers to be the most significant black poet of the twentieth century. He is described as ³...the beloved author of poems steeped in the richness of African American culture, poems that exude Hughes¹s affection for black Americans across all divisions of region, class, and gender.² (Rampersad 3) His writing was both depressing and uplifting at times. His poetry, spanning five decades from 1926 to 1967, reflected the changing black experienc
Langston Hughes1
Langston Hughes1
Langston Hughes1 Langston Hughes is considered by many readers to be the most significant black poet of the twentieth century. He is described as ³...the beloved author of poems steeped in the richness of African American culture, poems that exude Hughes¹s affection for black Americans across all divisions of region, class, and gender.² (Rampersad 3) His writing was both depressing and uplifting at times. His poetry, spanning five decades from 1926 to 1967, reflected the changing black experienc
Macbeth6
Macbeth6
Macbeth6 Macbeth’s Representation of Ambition From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefor abandoned. Many have dreamed up republics and principalities that have never in truth been known to exist; the gulf between how one should live and how one does live is so wide that a m
Madonnas remake of American Pie
Madonnas remake of American Pie
Madonnas remake of American Pie Bye Bye, Miss American Pie. Hello, Madonna Bye Bye, Miss American Pie. Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry…… American Pie, sung by Don McLean, was originally released in 1971. The song was written as a tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper who died tragically in a plane crash on February 3, 1959. American Pie not only pays homage to three talented musicians, but also serves as an allegory to the history of music. Although
Magic Realism
Magic Realism
Magic Realism Magic Realism appeared as a critical term for the arts and it later extended to literature. The term was first used by the German critic Franz Roh in 1925 to characterize a group of Post-Expressionist painters. Franz Roh described it as a form in which “our real world re-emerges before our eyes, bathed in the clarity of a new day.” It was later replaced by “New Objectivity.” Magic Realism survived to define a narrative tendency in Latin America during 1949 to 1970. It can be define
Major American Writers
Major American Writers
Major American Writers Major American Writers The honored title of Major American Writer tends to be ambiguous and ill defined in part because each individual reader holds preconceived notions about what characteristics a writer should possess to be classified as a major author. Every work an author creates combines with the others to form a body of material on which the writer is judged. This class on Major American Writers studied five authors with completely different genres, writing styles
Malcolm X1
Malcolm X1
malcolm X1 Malcolm X The name “Malcolm X” still stirs emotions of fear and hatred in many Americans. When he was murdered in the Ballroom in Harlem on February 21, 1965, he was world-famous as “the angriest black man in America.” This is true because unlike Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X advocated freedom for blacks “by any means necessary.” For him, even the use of violence was a viable solution to fight racial discrimination. Because of such views some people still associate Malcolm X with
Malcom X
Malcom X
Malcom X The Racist Malcolm was a racist, violent Black Man. He has been an anti-white all through his previous life as he had confessed, and has remained the same even after his pilgrimage to Mecca. His thoughts and emotions deny the White man, and he still sees them as hypocrites who try to benefit from the Blacks, using Negroes as tools to enrich their lives. The influence he had received during his past years from Elijah Muhammad, and his learning of the history of the White man had so much
Many Faces of Bartelby the Scrivener
Many Faces of Bartelby the Scrivener
Many Faces of Bartelby the Scrivener All literary works are written from a specific standpoint. This standpoint originates from the mind of the author. The author, when creating his literary work, has a specific diagram/plan and vision of what the story is supposed to convey. However, not all readers will interpret the literary work in the way that the author him/herself has presented it. Many times, in fact, the audience will perceive the literary work as having an entirely different meaning th
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley Mary Wollenstonecraft Godwin Shelley was the only daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollenstonecraft, a quite dynamic pair during their time. Mary Shelley is best known for her novel Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus, which has transcended the Gothic and horror genres that now has been adapted to plays, movies, and sequels. Her life though scattered with tragedies and disgrace, was one of great passion and poetry, which I find quite fascinating, but not desirable. Shelleys o
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley Mary Wollenstonecraft Godwin Shelley was the only daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollenstonecraft, a quite dynamic pair during their time. Mary Shelley is best known for her novel Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus, which has transcended the Gothic and horror genres that now has been adapted to plays, movies, and sequels. Her life though scattered with tragedies and disgrace, was one of great passion and poetry, which I find quite fascinating, but not desirable. Shelleys o
Maus 2
Maus 2
Maus 2 There is an old saying that a picture says a thousand words. Art Spiegelman’s series Maus: A Survivors Tale proves this saying to a tee. Added to the dialogue, a million possibilities arise. The series is a biographical comic book about his father’s experiences during the Holocaust. It uses cats, mice, and other animals to present this very delicate subject. The first book in the series received tremendous adulation and received the National Book Critics Circle prize in biography. However
Mental Illness
Mental Illness
Mental Illness Beliefs and theories about mental illness vary greatly throughout the eyes of professionals. Many view mental illness as a serious condition, while others take it less seriously and see it as a part of everyday life. Although many think doctors are always right, they underestimate the influence and power these physicians exercise based upon their own personal views and ideas. Illustrated in the article, “Social Class, Ethnicity and Mental Illness,” Ann Vander Stoep and Bruce Link
Millennium
Millennium
millennium rom Fear of Frying and other Fax of Life By Josh Freed I was sitting at a busy New York café a few months ago when a young woman approached my table. Excuse me, she said. I hate to be so bold, but could I possibly ask you what you\'re eating, if you don\'t mind me asking. In a flash, I knew-she was Canadian!-and I said so. Gee! she said. How did you guess? Because no one but a Canadian could have asked such a convoluted question. A Parisienne would simply have eyed my meal in
Mirth
Mirth
mirth Edith Wharton: A brief personal history and overview of literary achievements The cultural advancement of the 1920\'s has many important literary figures associated with it. Names such as T.S. Elliot, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald are some of the better-known names. Edith Wharton is one of the less known of the period, but is still a formidable writer. This paper will explore Ms. Wharton\'s life and history and give a brief background surrounding some of her more popular novels.
Moby Dick
Moby Dick
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 good neighborhood
Moby Dick
Moby Dick
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 good neighborhood
Modernism and the Great Gatsby
Modernism and the Great Gatsby
Modernism and the Great Gatsby To understand modern literature, one must develop a sense of the structured and ordered lifestyle prior to modern culture. Before the era of modernism, lifestyles were systematically organized through standard traditions. When World War I started, Americans felt the impact of modernism at its strongest with men going off to battle and women working in factories. Lifestyles were beginning to divert from family traditions. People started to abandon their traditional
My antonia Jim antonia and the land
My antonia Jim antonia and the land
My antonia Jim antonia and the land In America’s Pioneering history, strong bonds between people and the land they live on have been built. From this bond, the act of colonizing land brings people together in intense relationships. In My Antonia, Willa Cather looks into these bonds between people, land, and people through the relationship between the 2 main characters, Jim and Antonia. Throughout the story, Antonia as a representation of a life very different from Jim’s and as a strong bond with
My Antonia4
My Antonia4
My Antonia4 My Antonia Most people find it very hard to pull up roots in their native land and move to a strange country. Throughout history, countless millions of people have done so. People forsake their homeland and move to another country for various reasons. Some people emigrate to avoid starvation. Some seek adventure. Others wish to escape unbearable family situations. Still others desire to be reunited with loved ones. However, the main reason for immigration has long been economic oppor
NATIVE AMERICANS
NATIVE AMERICANS
NATIVE AMERICANS COMMENT IN A JOURNAL OR MOVIE IN WHICH NATIVE AMERICANS ARE DEPICTED. The mystery of the Last Red Plant People is the movie I picked to write on how the Native Americans are depicted. Two increbible people wrote this movie, T.W Timreck and William Goetzmann.This movie entails the true historical facts and new discoveries about the native Americans. The movie to be precise, talks about the Seapeoples of the northeastern refer to as scientists. I observed and learned that Native A
Native Son3
Native Son3
Native Son3 A Critical Perspective: Richard Wright\'s Native Son Richard Wright marked the beginning of a new era in black fiction. He was one of the first American writers of his time to confront his readers with the effects of racism. Wright had a way of telling his reader about his own life through his writing. He is best known for his novel, Native Son, which is deeply rooted in his personal life and the times in which he lived. This paper will discuss this outstanding American writer, his h
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None Provided14
None Provided14 All I smelled was rotten bodies, Texas Ranger, Roy Coffman said during his testimony at the murder and conspiracy trial of 11 Branch Davidians. The dead were found in the rubble of the April 19 fire that destroyed the compound, killing more than 75 Branch Davidians, including the sect\'s leader, David Koresh, and 17 children. Perhaps the worst case of the federal government\'s overreaching in American history, the 1993 Waco tragedy has caused Americans to ask the question of ho
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None Provided21
None Provided21 Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a novelist, short story writer, journalist, critic, and screenwriter, has had international recognition for many years. He is included among the group of South American writers who rose to prominence during the 1960s, a time often referred to as the “boom” of Latin American Literature. In his short stories and novels, Leaf Storm, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, and The Autumn of the Patriarch, he utilizes his background, and p
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None Provided33 Capital punishment-the death sentence-has a long and controversial history. Throughout centuries, countries have been using capital punishment as a way of dealing with criminals whose crimes were so outrageous, only death was a way of proving justice was served. Due to the fact that the death penalty can and has been inflicted on innocent people, evidence that the death penalty is not an effective deterrent, and that capital punishment is discriminative proves to me that there ar
Of Mice and Men4
Of Mice and Men4
Of Mice and Men4 A PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTER ANALYSIS OF LENNIE SMALL OF JOHN STEINBECK\'S OF MICE AND MEN ------------------- A term paper Presented to The faculty of Miriam College High School ------------------- In Partial Fulfillment Of the requirements of English III English and American Literature ------------------- by: Beatrice Petines #37 January 07, 1999 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page I. Introduction……………………………………………………………………. 1 A. Objectives…………………………………………………………………… 1 B. Statement of the Pro
Of Mice and Men4
Of Mice and Men4
Of Mice and Men4 A PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTER ANALYSIS OF LENNIE SMALL OF JOHN STEINBECK\'S OF MICE AND MEN ------------------- A term paper Presented to The faculty of Miriam College High School ------------------- In Partial Fulfillment Of the requirements of English III English and American Literature ------------------- by: Beatrice Petines #37 January 07, 1999 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page I. Introduction……………………………………………………………………. 1 A. Objectives…………………………………………………………………… 1 B. Statement of the Pro
One Mans Struggle to Stay Alive
One Mans Struggle to Stay Alive
One Mans Struggle to Stay Alive One Man’s Struggle to Stay Alive Over the years John Sidney McCain, the white haired Senator from Arizona has survived many things. He has endured three plane crashes, a firestorm at sea, and a North Vietnamese prison camp, to emerge as a major player in the national political scene. The Vietnam War had a significant impact on Senator McCain. McCain spent five and a half years in North Vietnamese prisons, thirty-one months in solitary and was brutally tortured. Ye
One Mans Struggle to Stay Alive1
One Mans Struggle to Stay Alive1
One Mans Struggle to Stay Alive1 One Man’s Struggle to Stay Alive Over the years John Sidney McCain, the white haired Senator from Arizona has survived many things. He has endured three plane crashes, a firestorm at sea, and a North Vietnamese prison camp, to emerge as a major player in the national political scene. The Vietnam War had a significant impact on Senator McCain. McCain spent five and a half years in North Vietnamese prisons, thirty-one months in solitary and was brutally tortured. Y
Organized crime
Organized crime
organized crime Organized Crime When most people think of the Mafia they think, murderers and gamblers. But in fact the Mafia is more than just a bunch of “wise guys” sitting around gambling. For years organized crime families have provided for many and brought wealth to their communities. In the early years of America, organized crime helped pave a way for many of the American cities to grow to what they are today. Most of the “families” provide for more than one hundred people per community. O
Oroonoko1
Oroonoko1
Oroonoko1 In Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko, the author expresses her views on a African American slave openly and passionately, which in the Seventeenth century was unsuited for a person , let alone a woman, to do. By establishing the story from a first person account there becomes a juxtaposition of both author and character. By doing so the reader is able to feel more passion and anguish towards Oroonoko rather than through some fictional fable. Throughout the story Behn is also taking a stand for wom
Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso Picasso, Pablo Ruiz y (1881-1973), Spanish painter and sculptor, is considered one of the greatest artist of the 20th century. He was a inventor of forms, innovator of styles and techniques, a master of various media, and one of the most prolific artists in history. He created more than 20,000 works. Training and Early Work Picasso was Born in Málaga on October 25, 1881, he was the son of José Ruiz Blasco, an art teacher, and María Picasso y Lopez. Until 1898 he alway