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  • Una And Jeffers
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    On January 10th, 1887, John Robinson Jeffers, most well known as simply Robinson Jeffers, was born outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents were somewhat of an odd fit. His father, Dr. William Hamilton Jeffers, was an extremely intelligent yet "reserved, reclusive person" who married a happy upbeat woman who was 23 years younger than himself (Coffin). Despite their age and personality differences, Dr. Jeffers and Annie Robinson Tuttle had a secure marriage. Dr. Jeffers's widespread educa...
  • Man Who Died Twice And Tristram
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    Supremacy 1) There is a drear and lonely tract of hell 2) From all the common gloom removed afar: 3) A flat, sad land it is, where shadows are, 4) Whose lorn estate my verse may never tell. 5) I walked among them and I knew them well: 6) Men I had slandered on life's little star 7) for churls and sluggards; and I knew the scar 8) upon their brows of woe ineffable. 9) But as I went majestic on my way, 10) Into the dark they vanished, one by one, 11) Till, with a shaft of God's eternal day, 12) Th...
  • Jackie Robinson To The Dodger's Rival Team
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    Jackie Robinson (1919-72) Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia., on January 31, 1919 to Jerry and M allie Robinson. He grew up in Pasadena, California. In high school and at Pasadena Junior College he showed great athletic skill in track, basketball, football, and baseball. He left school in 1941 and was drafted the following year for Army service during World War II. After receiving a medical discharge in 1945, Jackie Robinson decided to tryout for the Boston Red Sox, but ended up...
  • Edwin Arlington Robinson Edwin Arlington Robinson
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    Edwin Arlington Robinson Edwin Arlington Robinson was a poet who has long been popular among lay readers the non-literary public but the tremendous scope of his work and the power of his mastery over words marks him as one of the greater poets of his time. In spite of its consistent tone his works showed a great versatility. (Heiney pg. 244) Robinson was a poet of true vision and unimpeachable honesty. (Louis pg. 5) He was a man who loved words. Shy and almost wholly inarticulate he wrote with g...
  • Robinson's Brother
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    "Robinson has been the subject of more speculation than almost any other poet of our time" (Franchere 7). Numerous events in his life are reflected through his poetry. Edwin Arlington Robinson was born on December 22, 1869 in his father's home in Head Tide, Maine beside the Sheep scot River. His family moved to the town of Gardiner, Maine, which was only a few miles away, when he was six months old. Gardiner is Tilbury Town used in his poems. He is the son of Edward and Mary Palmer Robinson. Dea...
  • Several Interpretations Of Robinson's Poetry
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    Robert Ste vick said of Robinson's poetry that it deserves the attention it does not contrive to attract (Joyner 1). This statement concerning Robinson's poetry explains the very nature of that which the poet desired and dreaded. He desired to sell his poetry and for it to attract readers, but he desired even more so, that those reader's understand what they were reading. His frustrations in life were placed in his poetry. Indeed, his poetry is described as being fairly autobiographical. His exi...
  • Robinson's Trial
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    To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird, is a story about a trial in a small Alabama town, where a black man is accused of raping a white woman. In this essay I will share with you the setting, some of the characters, some incidents from the plot, the theme, and the point of view. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in Maycomb County, Alabama, in the early 1930's. The setting plays an enormous role in this story. Many of the events that take place in this book may not have taken place if the settin...
  • Mr Flood And The Jug
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    Symbolism: "Mr. Flood's Party " Symbolism is "a specific word, idea, or object that may stand for ideas, values, person, or ways of life" (Roberts 2047). When used correctly, symbolism can be very effective. Edwin Arlington Robinson is a master of symbolism and uses it very effectively in his poetry. In "Mr. Flood's Party", Robinson uses symbolism to forewarn his readers of Mr. Flood's inevitable death. The first symbol Robinson uses that foreshadows Mr. Flood's death is the harvest moon. Mr. Fl...
  • Robinson's Concern With Food
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    The book Robinson Crusoe 1 written by Daniel Defoe is about a young man who learns about the real world by "traveling the seas", in doing so he skips the "middle station" of his life and away from the safety nets of his parents. Jean-Jacques Rousseau author of, The First and Second Discourses 2, describes the savage man as he perceives him to be. In "Robinson Crusoe", Robinson in one of his travels leaves him stranded on a deserted island. This is the setting where some may consider that Robinso...
  • More Passive Her Personality And Sexual Drive
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    Feminism and Gender Roles Society has set certain standards that women are supposed to follow. The most common image of women is that they are very passive and try to avoid conflict in any situation. More and more in society women are breaking down the social barriers that confine them to their specific roles. The movies The Graduate and The Last Picture Show reveal to viewers a side to females that is very untraditional. These two movies help to show how women are rebelling against sexual socia...
  • Robinson's Smart Decision
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    From the beginning of some life, people make many choices that affect their personal growth and livelihood, choices like what they should wear and / or what they should do. Even the littlest choices that they make could make a big difference in their lives. In the book, Robinson Crusoe retold by Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, while on the island, made many choices, big and small, that affected his personal growth and contributed to why he survived for so long. On the island he made a lot of smar...
  • Robinson's Signing With The Brooklyn Dodgers
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    The grandson of a slave, Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia; he was the youngest of five children. Jackie grew up very poor, but little did he know that his athletic ability would open the doors for his future. After his father deserted the family when Jackie was six months old, his mother, M allie Robinson, moved the family to California in search of work. California also subjected blacks to segregation at that time, but to less of a degree than in the Deep ...
  • Mr Tom Robinson
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    Throughout history, racism has played a major role in social relations. In Harper Lee's novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, this theme is presented to the reader and displays the shallowness of white people in the south during the depression. The assumption that Blacks were inferior is proved during the trial of Tom Robinson. Such characteristics served to justify the verdict of the trial. In this trial, Tom Robinson is accused of raping Mayella Ewell and is found guilty. Many examples from this novel...
  • Novel Robinson Crusoe
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    Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe, led a rather dramatic life, just like the character described in his novel. He had played various roles throughout his life. He used to be a successful merchant, though went out of business later. He published The True-Born Englishman, which was awarded by William, and he also the author of The Short Way With The Dissensions, because of which he was sent to the court since the article ridicule the policy the government had taken towards the national churc...
  • Moral Conflict For Benjamin
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    Benjamin... the kind of man he wanted to become. The film, The Graduate, illustrates a young man's development of moral maturity. Benjamin proves to us that maturity does not come at a certain age but through experience of inquiry, questioning, analysis, judgment, and the habit of doing good. Benjamin Braddock, the main character of the story, has just returned from his four years away at college. Unsure about where his future will take him, he allows the wife of his business partner, Mrs. Robin...

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