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  • Great Pain A Formal Feeling Comes
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    The Effects of Pain on the Mind and Body Elements of pain and despair are evident in many works of Emily Dickinson, and are present in her poem, 'After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes-. ' Dickinson's simple language draws rich meaning from the use of common words. She uses words associated with the body, with nature, with the mind, as well with physical death, to shape and articulate its sensation and significance. She approached her poetry inductively, combining words to arrive at a conclusi...
  • Infant Circumcision
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    Infant Circumcision: Can they really feel it? As an American living in the twentieth century, I can state with certainty that one of the biggest things we pride ourselves on is our technological superiority and advances in healthcare. That is why I was so shocked to learn that most infants who receive circumcisions in the United States go under the knife with no anesthesia of any kind. The explanation for this, although archaic, is understandable from a medical standpoint. The main reason that i...
  • Our Burn For Eternal Peace
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    My gift to you is somewhat strange, it's hidden and silent, alone and unheard, but it still lives beneath the darkened sun, it's love and hope and joy and sight, it's knowing what's right and wrong, it cried for life, and I heard it cry, I've tried to lift its spirits high, to let other people wonder of its glow, its burn for eternal happiness, our burn for eternal peace. To give these it's hard, to respect them it's harder, I've watched others, and seen them turn inside out, lying through the p...
  • My Labor Pains
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    Pregnancy and childbirth are a part of nature. Delivering a child can be a beautiful experience. However, delivery can also be very painful and can last for days. My mom drove me to what would become my last visit to the doctor's office before giving birth to my daughter. Dr. Dermer observed me and then told me to be at the hospital around six thirty that evening. He advised me to eat a good dinner before departing for the hospital. Dr. Dermer had decided to induce my labor, due to the fact that...
  • Heathcliff As A Byronic Hero
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    A Byronic hero is defined by Thomas B. Macaulay according to The Oxford Companion to English Literature (Oxford University Press, New York, 1985) as proud, moody, cynical, with defiance on his brow, and misery in his heart... implacable in revenge, yet capable of deep and strong affection. This definition fits the main character Heathcliff in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff is also a man who has sinned in his life, a man who lives to find revenge, and, yet, a man who the reader is (...
  • Peyton's Neck
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    His neck was in pain and lifting his hand to it he found it horribly swollen. He knew that it had a circle of black where the rope had bruised it. His eyes felt congested; he could no longer close them. His tongue was swollen with thirst; he relieved its fever by thrusting it forward from between his teeth into the cold air. How softly the turf had carpeted the untraveled avenue-he cold no longer feel the roadway beneath his feet (par. 35). Peyton Farquhar, the victim being hanged in this story,...
  • Am A Rock Paul Simon
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    Paul Simon: I Am A Rock Paul Simon said that the person or people in his poem were sick of society, and wanted to be isolated away from society. He represents this by saying that they want to be like a rock, or like an island. They wanted to be isolated away from society. The poem talks about people being sick of society, and want to be isolated from it. Even in the first line, he made an analogy between December being dark and dingy, by saying 'A winter's day - in a deep and dark December. ' Th...
  • Effects From Mental Pain
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    Pain is Inevitable Pain, a word that is always associated with getting hurt. The real question now is how it hurt. There are two different kinds of pain; physical and mental. The physical aspect of pain is like falling from something, cutting your arm, or stubbing your toe. The mental part is hurting someone's feeling from saying something harsh or doing something to them emotionally, which hurts inside. The causes and effects of physical and mental pain are very different but can be both equall...
  • Twins Share And The Manner
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    THE PAPER OF GREAT THINGS In the novel The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy a relationship between a family is shown and the painful past comes through several memories and the presence of the caste system in India is used to juxtapose right vs. wrong. A very powerful closeness is observed between the two main characters and through their relationship one of the main themes of love through obscurity is showcased by the symbolism and diction used by Roy. Several other themes are shown in the ...
  • Main Characters Husband
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    Insanity and Feminism in the Works of Charlotte Perkins Gilman The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman reflects the intense struggle with of a woman during the late 1800's. However, as the story unfolds, we realize the reasons for this insanity and the connections of this breakdown to the main characters husband, John. What we discover is the way women were treated during the late 1800's and the significance of this treatment on their lives. The story clearly expresses the pain, opposit...
  • Causes Of Miscarriage
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    Coping with Miscarriage: The Male Perspective Fathers who have experienced stillbirth, infant death, or miscarriage walk a uniquely sorrowful and challenging path K [facing] the intense challenge of parenting a child who cannot be physically held, tickled or read to. (Drury, 1) One of the hardest things a couple may face in their lifetimes is the tragedy of miscarriage, also known as spontaneous abortion. While the loss of a loved one is always hard, losing a child that you ve never had the chan...
  • Empty Of Feelings
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    THE BIG DIG Once upon a time there used to be a me. Now there are empty remains where there once was a celebrator of life. Feelings I felt are no longer there. The person I was, is gone. Ive been hiding in an empty grave for such a long time there is no more me. Where there was laughter; there are now tears. I was brave, now I am fearful. Where there was passion, now I am colorless. Where there was compassion, I find contempt. As I reach down within me to find these emotions I am shocked. I have...
  • After Great Pain
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    Elements of despair evident from the inner workings of Emily Dickinson are present in her poem, After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes-. Emily Dickinson led a difficult life which left her alone. These feelings of sorrow and isolation have produced works by Dickinson which question human existence and thought. Such works include the theme of despair which is inextricably related to spiritual strivings and misgivings. They lead inevitably to her thematic concern with mans knowledge of death and...
  • Pain Medicine
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    Pain plays a vital, protective role in our lives. How much pain we feel and how much pain medicine is required depends on our genetics and possibly our sex. Females feel more pain than men, but require less pain medication. While most people recover from an injury some five percent won't. They " ll go on to develop chronic pain. The factors that determine this are both environmental and genetic. There is no single pain gene, but there are not hundreds of them either. Scientist are looking for a ...
  • Reality Of Non Human Animal Pain
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    Ashley Lyons 5/9/03 What exactly is pain? A scientific definition would have it that pain is a "sensation of discomfort that may lead to distress and feelings of urgency resulting from stimulation of specialized nerve endings" (FASS, 20). Few people, though, exclaim, "Oh, my specialized nerve endings!" upon stubbing their toes. More often, people vocalize how and what they are feeling when they are in "pain" from stubbing their toes. For all pain, although sharing the commonality of being caused...
  • Pain Within The Context Of Time
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    Poem #640: interpretation Essay written by Rumina Ferrante I cannot live with You? It would be Life? And Life is over there Behind the Shelf The Sexton keeps the Key to? Putting up Our life? His Porcelain? Like a Cup? Discarded of the Housewife? Quaint? or Broke? A newer Sevres pleases? Old Ones crack? I could not die? with You? For One must wait To shut the Other's Gaze down? You? could not? And I? Could I stand by And see You? freeze? Without my Right of Frost? Death's privilege? Nor could I r...

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