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  • Giant Squid Lives
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    Squid are wild and wonderful. They are believed to be remarkably intelligent because of their apparently complex communication system. They include the Vampire Squid, and the elusive and mysterious Giant Squid. I researched the Giant Squid which is the biggest animals in the sea. The giant squid lives in most of the world's oceans and is among the biggest animals in the sea but it is rarely seen. It hunts smaller sea creatures but larger animals feed on it. It has inspired fantastic tales but th...
  • Central Ideas In The Seafarer
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    There are three central ideas in the Anglo-Saxon poem "The Seafarer". The hardships of being at sea, eternal salvation, and the idea that nothing is permanent. It is the monologue of an old sailor. The beginning of this poem tells of the old sailor hardships at sea. He experiences he bitter cold of the winter, being alone and isolated at sea, and hunger. In a thousand ports, and in me. It tells of smashing surf when I sweated in the cold of an anxious watch, perched in the bow as it dashed under...
  • Vasco Da Gama
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    In 1468 a great man was born. A man who would later change the world of trade. This man was Vasco da Gama. Vasco da gama was born in a seafaring town named Sines in 1468. Vasco always enjoyed the sea. Even as a young lad the sea had a major role in his life. The ocean had's large influence on him and his future. As a boy he regularly participated in such recreational activities as fishing, boating, swimming, and sailing. Very little was known about Vasco da Gama's life before he was appointed as...
  • Imagery Of The Sea And Winter In The Seafarer
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    The Anglo-Saxon society was a combination of the Jutes, the Anglo, and the Saxons. It was through this combination that the values of this one culture evolved. Anglo-Saxons lived their lives according to values such as masculine orientation, transience of life, and love for glory. Contradictory to the belief that the Anglo-Saxons' values are outdated, one will find when taking a closer look that most of the values are, in fact, still present in today's society. Most of the literature from that t...
  • Essenes And Sadducees
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    BEYOND THE DEAD SEA: THE ESSENES AND THE QUMRAN COMMUNITY To paraphrase the Bobby Darin pop hit, "Somewhere, beyond the Dead Sea, there's a religion waiting for me". There was a serious lack of documentation on Judaism practices prior to the birth of Christ, which made understanding the reasons behind the emergence of Christianity even more complex. Then, in 1947, while a young Arab boy, Muhammad ed-Dhi b, was throwing stones at a cave, breaking a jar with one, therein were contained the complet...
  • Speakers Life To The Sea
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    'Sea Fever' - Analysis John Masefield's poem "Sea Fever" is a work of art that brings beauty to the English language through its use of rhythm, imagery and many complex figures of speech. The meter in "Sea Fever" follows the movement of the tall ship in rough water through its use of iambs and hard hitting spondees. Although written primarily in iambic meter, the meter in "Sea Fever" varies throughout the poem. The imagery in "Sea Fever" suggests an adventurous ocean that appeals to all five sen...

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