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  • Essays The Authors
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    Transcendentalism Writing: To me transcendentalism is a mindset and way of life. The people who are trying to find more meaning to life. They believe that a piece of god is in everything, man and nature. In their writings they try to spread their ideas and way of life with all that is around them. I believe that do not look down upon people who do not fallow their way of life I just think they try to spread their point across and who ever likes it can adapt it to their own lives. They live like ...
  • Effectiveness In Josephs My Husbands Nine Wives
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    My Husbands Nine Wives, an essay written by Elizabeth Joseph, effectively describes a womans life made easier due to the principle of polygamy. Polygamy, otherwise known as plural marriage, remains illegal in the United States today; however, it is possible that polygamy go undetected by law because of a marrying couples intentional negligence to obtain proper certificates or licenses. This essay, written with a touch of humor, while at the same time maintaining its realism, lays out the advanta...
  • Pratt And Tompkins Through Historical Text
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    Historical Truth As a child sits through history class in the first grade, he or she learns of the relationship between Christopher Columbus and the Indians. This history lesson tells the children of the dependence each group had on each other. But as the children mature, the relations between the two groups began to change with their age. So the story that the teenagers are told is a gruesome one of savage killings and lying. When the teenagers learn of this, they themselves might want to do re...
  • 04 02 These Essays
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    FIVE PERSPECTIVES 00.00 Introduction 00.01 The purpose of this paper is to focus on history and culture. This is also the required paper four for English composition 1301.00. 02 The thesis is this that this essay analyzes and interprets five essays on history and culture in terms of understanding the meaning, evaluating the strategy and appreciating the language as suggested by The Sundance Reader. 01.0 Point one 01.01 In the first essay by Matthew Arnold he writes about the two influences in ou...
  • Essay For Teachers
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    "The Perils of Obedience" was written by Stanley Mil gram in 1974. In the essay he describes his experiments on obedience to authority. I feel as though this is a great psychology essay and will be used in psychology 101 classes for generations to come. The essay describes how people are willing to do almost anything that they are told no matter how immoral the action is or how much pain it may cause. This essay even though it was written in 1974 is still used today because of its historical imp...
  • Author And Stickeen
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    "Stickeen", by John Muir, The Best American Essays of the Century". Stickeen", by John Muir is an essay recounting the author's experience exploring the Alaskan terrain in 1880. It also recounts his fascination with his four-legged companion, Stickeen - who serves as somewhat of a guide. In the essay, the author tells the reader about his experience and hardship while trekking the Alaskan terrain. I found this essay rather poignant and sentimental in value. The author describes in detail of how ...
  • Six Documents And Three Essays
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    Major Problems in American Women's History is a collection of documents and essays that are primarily about the role women took in American history. I was assigned to read chapter 14: Women and the Feminine Ideal in Postwar America, and chapter 15: Political Activism and Feminism in the 1960's and Early 1970's. Chapter 14 was compiled of six documents and three essays. All of which describes the atmosphere and obstacles women in the postwar era had to endure. The first document was an article ex...
  • Essay The Author
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    The Republicans Were Right, But - By: Garrison Keillor "The sanctity of the oath" (Keillor 102), the controversial hot topic of this year. This is a subject that has sparked great debates not only to those in Congress, but among the American people as well. Some hold the oath as a promise of civility and humanity. On the other hand, others view the morality the oath is supposed to stand for as unreachable and unattainable. In my opinion Garrison Keillor sums it up in his essay, "The Republicans ...
  • Back Good Memories About His Old Folks
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    We all human beings have our good and bad days in our every day life. We like the good days but we don't like the bad days. Every one of us has some place where like to get away and forget about the problems. I have my place, which is my favorite gym where I spent a lot of time. Workout is the best medicine for me to relax and regain my power. I am a very healthy person who eats very clean and works out on regular bases. Staying in shape makes me feel good about keeps and myself me disciplined a...
  • Memoirs By Stevenson's Friends
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    When one reads the nonfiction work of Robert Louis Stevenson along with the novels and short stories, a more complete portrait emerges of the author than that of the romantic vagabond one usually associates with his best-known fiction. The Stevenson of the nonfiction prose is a writer involved in the issues of his craft, his milieu, and his soul. Moreover, one can see the record of his maturation in critical essays, political tracts, biographies, and letters to family and friends. What Stevenson...
  • Scott Russell Sanders
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    I Didn't Know My Dad was a Writer It came as a complete shock to me when I read an essay that looked as if it was taken straight from my father's mouth. My father and the author could have been neighbors if not for the four states between Ohio and Texas. The essay is about the author, Scott Russell Sanders', attempt to understand what women feel that they are missing; when in his experiences a man life has little if any privileges. I relate in every way with the author's ideas. There is nothing ...
  • Effective Essay
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    The Effectiveness of An Essay Alexander Cragg / Honors English What does it take to create an effective essay This is a hard question to answer, until it is made more specific. Depending upon the type of essay it may be harder, or easier, to create an effective essay. Formal essays are easier to write for most students, because they can make them more effective by using their own voice. If you have to write an argumentative essay the criteria for an effective paper is much different than attempt...
  • Structure Of The Essay
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    Vital Sign sOne of the most interesting topics one can write about is a near death experience. There is something exciting and frightening about the idea of death and when a person writes about his / her experience it is usually one which grasps the readers attention and keeps the reader engaged in the story. Yet in this essay, Vital Signs, the author, Natalie Kus z, provides a unique perspective upon her near-death experience, recounting the atmosphere of the hospital and her own outlook at tha...
  • Susan Griffin Our Secret
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    Susan Griffin's "Our Secret" is an essay in which she carefully constructs and describes history, particularly World War II, through the lives of several different people. Taken from her book A chorus of Stones, her concepts may at first be difficult to grasp; however David Bartholomae and Anthony Petro sky say that, "Griffin writes about the past - how we can know it, what its relation to the present, why we should care. In the way she writes, she is also making an argument about how we can kno...
  • Essay
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    Tore Between Two Lifestyles I recently read the essay Double Identity, by Jeanne Waka tsuki Houston. The essay discussed the way that the authors life was as she grew up. She discusses how she had to live two separate lives, do to the strict family rules and also the influence society had on a young mind. Houston wrote the essay in narrative form. The title fit the essay well. It describes how Houston felt when she was growing up. Since she had to live practically two separate live, do to her st...
  • Chock Full O Nuts And The Newsstand
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    An omen is described by Webster as being "a thing or happening supposed to foretell a future event, either good or evil". There were three omens described by Cynthia Ozick in her essay entitled "Washington Square, 1946". These omens possibly foreshadowed her career, especially since she remembered them to put them in the essay. The pretzel man and his cart, Chock Full o' Nuts, and the newsstand all had such a dramatic effect on her life that she would not be the person she is today without them....

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