• Growing Up One Summer
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    King Solomon wrote wisely, and later was wisely paraphrased by the folk band "The Byrds", "To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven... ." (Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 8). Seasons often represent the periods of a person's life; birth, youth, age and death. In the short story "Summer" by David Updike, the lake provides an eternal and unchanging witness to Homer's transition from season to season and from boy to man. In the beginning we find the family and its surrogate son,...
  • White's Essay Lake Man Son
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    Evaluation of E. B. White's Essay E. B. White's essay, "Once More To The Lake," is an enjoyable story full of detailed description and emotion. In the beginning, this author uses specific words and phrases to describe the setting, a camp at a lake in Maine that the main character used to visit when he was a young boy with his father. This part of the essay, .".. this holy spot-the coves and streams, the hills that the sun set behind, the camps and the paths behind the camps... ." allows the rea...
  • Pet Fly Vrs Greasy Lake
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    The Styles of Pet Fly And Greasy Lake There are many writers that write poems and books with the same styles. This essay will compare the styles of Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle and the fictional Pet Fly by Walter Mosley. The writing styles of Greasy Lake and Pet Fly are similar in some ways. Greasy Lake and Pet Fly both have a humor and comedic side in their writing. Greasy Lake started the short story with a bit of humor by having the character make him self seem like a bad and dangerous...
  • Lake Father Friends Times
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    One of my favorite things to do is to reminiscence with my father. It is so relaxing just to sit back and talk about old times. Something that it really funny when my father and I discuss things from the past is the major differences between our pasts even though we both grew up in the same town. Now when people say that 'times are a changing'' I really know what they mean. In my town there is a beautiful lake. The scenery around the lake is absolutely breath taking. When my father was younger,...
  • Crater Lake Island Feet Water
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    Crater Lake Crater Lake is located at southwestern off Highway 62 in Oregon. It is Oregon? s only national park. It is the deepest lake in the United States and is the seventh deepest in the world. Crater Lake has an average diameter of 5. 3 miles in length and is approximately 1, 932 feet deep. Crater Lake is a result of a volcanic explosion that happened about 7, 000 years ago. A long time ago, the pacific oceanic plate was gradually moving under the pacific continental plate in the process o...
  • Excalibur King Arthur
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    Excalibur Excalibur: In Arthurian legend, the sword belonging to King Arthur. The sword with jeweled hilt and magic powers, of King Arthur of the Britons. One legend says the Lady of The Lake gave it to him. Another says it is the sword fixed into the miraculous stone, to be removed only by the man that would become King. When Arthur was a young boy, he drew the sword from the stone, though all others had failed. When he died Excalibur was thrown into the lake, and a mysterious hand rose to gra...
  • Devils Lake Climate Time Precipitation
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    Dramatic Fluctuations of Devils Lake, North Dakota: Climate Connections and Forecasts Connell K. Baldwin and Up manu Lall Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-8200 Introduction The recent (1992-date) record rise in the level of the Devils Lake, North Dakota, has led to a number of questions as to the nature of regional and global climate variability, and the utility of existing methods for forecasting lake levels and assessing the associated flood risk. A purpos...
  • Greasy Lake Main Character
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    Nature has a powerful way of portraying good vs. bad, which parallels to the same concept intertwined with human nature. In the story "Greasy Lake" by T. Coraghessan Boyle, the author portrays this through the use of a lake by demonstrating its significance and relationship to the characters. At one time, the Greasy Lake was something of beauty and cleanliness, but then came to be the exact opposite. Through his writing, Boyle demonstrates how the setting can be a direct reflection of the charac...
  • Created At The Lake Place Day Refuge
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    My Place of Refuge For a number of people visiting places of significance can be the channel for changing one's point of view on life, recharging one's emotional battery, or growing closer to one's family and friends. These favorite places could have characteristics such as captivating beauty, sentimental value or a refuge of serenity. My favorite place where I find refuge is at Pomme De Terre Lake near Bolivar, Missouri. This is where I find a connection with my family and friends. The lake is ...
  • Swan Lake Vs Revelations
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    Alvin Ailey's Revelations and Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake are two different styles of dance from very different points in history. Revelations is a contemporary dance and Swan Lake is a classical dance. Each dance has certain points that have made it critically acclaimed. They both incorporate different styles of dance but they do share a few characteristics. The stage props and the lighting seemed to be different in each performance. Swan Lake had a backdrop of a lake. This was key for this dance....
  • Greasy Lake War Narrator Nature
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    Sudden and Ironic events that happen to the narrator in T. C. Boyle's short story "Greasy Lake" are the same type of events that in an instant will change a person forever. The ironic circumstances that the narrator in "Greasy Lake" finds himself in are the same circumstances that young people find themselves in when fighting war. The viewpoint of the world that the narrator has, completely alters as certain events take place throughout the story. His outlook on nature transforms into a wholly ...
  • White Son Lake Father
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    Dombroski 1 Lisa DombroskiProf. Harrison English 10118 September 2000 Footsteps of Time E. B. White's essay, Once More to the Lake demonstrate his own security in consistency from growing up on into adulthood. White begins to set the stage mid way through the first paragraph, mentioning that he and his father 'returned [to the lake] summer after summer- always on August 1 for one month' followed up by the fact that 'has since become a salt-water man,' longing to one day return to the 'holy spot...
  • Lake Tahoe And The Growing Importance For Environmental Preservation
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    Lake Tahoe, an enormous expanse of clear, blue, fresh water surrounded by meadows and dense forests and rimmed by snow-capped peaks, is one of the world's great scenic and ecological wonders. Tahoe's water is world famous for its amazing clarity. Even today, one can see objects 70 feet below the surface, a clarity matched almost nowhere in the world. The Tahoe Basin had a slowly evolving and essentially balanced environment for thousands of years, with surrounding forests, meadows and marshlands...
  • History Of Lake Champlain Vermont
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    The Evolution of Lake Champlain Basin A billion years ago, Lake Champlain and all of North America was covered by huge glaciers. The air was rich in oxygen because of photosynthesis done by plants. The Adirondacks Mountains Mountain-building events made the then 20, 000 feet Adirondack Mountains. Minerals such as garnet, anorthosite, and diopside came from metamorphic rocks. The Iapetus Ocean What is now the Champlain Valley started to rift 600 million years ago. It turned into the Iapetus Ocea...
  • The Failure Of The Meech Lake Accord
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    The Meech Lake Accord was an attempt by Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to get Quebec to sign the 1982 Constitution. Quebec, led by Premier Robert Bourassa, submitted five demands. The first demand, a formal voice of Quebec in Supreme Court appointments. Second, say on immigration policy toward Quebec. Others demands include: limits to federal spending powers in areas of provincial jurisdiction, veto power on constitutional amendments affecting provinces and most important, the recogniti...
  • Lake Park Pavilion Coshocton Ohio
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    The setting sun's dusky streaks pierce through the valley's haze of baseball dust as the Glenn Miller Band finishes tuning and begins the unforgettable strains of "Moonlight Serenade." Suntanned, romantic couples gather around friendly, glass-tinkling tables and begin swaying to the lilting music, eagerly anticipating an exciting evening - more special than they then can realize. Late-arriving couples hurry through the towpath's Chinese lantern mosaic as the last squeals from the swimmer's beach...
  • The Lake And Valley
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    In my opinion, I think the geo-myth; "The Lake and the Valley" describes a dormant volcano eruption. The volcano must have seemed to erupt many years before the people settled into villages, and used the land. The lake in the middle of the valley was probably covering over the latent magma, and molten lava. The grains that were thrown in the lake was probably growing into a sort of water plant, growing over the magma, preventing the lava, etc. from erupting. Since the leaders of the villages wa...
  • Biology Global Warming Great Lake
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    GLOBAL WARMING AND THE GREAT LAKES Something that I am concerned about, with regard to the future existence of the world, is global warming. How will this phenomenon affect our future? An article I found on the "Science Daily" website [May 11, 2003] intrigued me. The Great Lakes exert a significant influence on passing cyclones, causing storms to speed up and grow in strength, say researchers at the University of Illinois and the Illinois State Water Survey. "Cyclones that traverse the Great Lak...
  • Lake Erie Snake Water Snakes
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    Throughout history, the snake has been seen as a symbol of evil. From the very first story of creation, when the serpent, declared "the most cunning of all the animals that the LORD GOD had made (Genesis 3: 1) " causes the fall of mankind by tempting Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit, the image of the snake is one that inflicts fear, hatred and unease. Ancient mythological stories of Medusa's head of serpents have entertained readers for thousands of years. Even in more recent history, St. Patri...
  • Of The Lake White Years Back
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    An Analysis of Once More to the Lake The smell of an old wood cabin or the feel of a cool lake breeze against one s face can bring back many fond memories for many people. The senses, in their own way, can physically bring back memories that seem so real you can get lost in your own imagination. E. B. White tells in the essay Once More to the Lake about how his trip back to a childhood vacation spot not only took him to the lake, but also sent his imagination back in time. As a boy, White and hi...