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  • Intensity Of The Storm
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    The Storm The title of this story suggests a metaphorical connection between the storm outside and the storm of emotions going on in the individuals Calixta and Alcee. The intensity of their sexual act inside the house follows the pattern of the storm outside. Their passion climaxes and diminishes with the storm. They are left replenished and fresh just like nature. The storm outside had been brewing for some time, just as it had been brewing between Calixta and Alcee. They tried to deter the st...
  • Hurricane Ophelia
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    Hurricane Ophelia was downgraded to a tropical storm again Monday as the indecisive weather system moved slowly off the coast, its outer bands of rain not quite reaching land. Despite Ophelia's waxing and waning strength and slow progress, residents' attention had been focused by the devastation caused elsewhere by Hurricane Katrina. That was on the mind of Steve King as he grudgingly skipped a football game on television to move his sea kayak out of harm's way". They keep saying this storm is t...
  • Second Storm
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    A Storm Within the Storm There are two storms in Kate Chopin's "The Storm". The first happens as Bobinot (Calixta's husband) and Bibi (Calixta's son) are at Freidheimer's store. Unable to walk home in such a downpour, they remain there waiting for the storm to pass. Meanwhile, "Calixta, at home, felt no uneasiness for their safety" (108). Preparing for the storm, Calixta goes to gather the clothes on the line outside. "As she stepped outside, Alcee Laballiere rode in at the gate. She had not see...
  • The Long Rain Symbolism
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    Parallelism in 'The Long Rain'; I think that the setting in the short story 'The Long Rain'; is a parallel to reality. This short story is set on the planet of Venus, where the rain never stops. The scene is pale and bleak. There are dark clouds rumbling across the sky. Everything is colored in a shade of gray, except for the bright blue lightning. The story begins with a group of men, led by a lieutenant, who are trying to find their way to a sun dome. Sun domes are buildings build with a sourc...
  • Alcee's And Calixta's Marriage
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    The plot of the story 'The Storm' by Kate Chopin is a conventional everyday plot. The story would not be so interesting if it weren't for the last line of the story; 'So the storm passed and everyone was happy. ' What did she mean by the closing line? My interpretation of the story is that she meant the rocky part of both Calixta and Alcee's marriage had passed along with the storm. Both Alcee and Calixta cheated on their spouse, however, they both knew that when the stor was over they would ret...
  • Neptune's Storm System
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    NEPTUNE'S STORM SYSTEMS Neptune's storms are a mysterious wonder of the solar system. They are quite unique, as well as a trademark for the big blue planet named after the Roman God of the sea. I hope you will find interesting information in this report. Neptune's storms are huge and go on for months or years at a time. The average Neptunian storm covers an are of 700 square miles. While that is the average, most storms are either at the high end or the low end, not in the middle. The biggest st...
  • Male Voice
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    It has been called the greatest audio entity one could ever listen to; a song which can pierce the soul of even the most dedicated music-hater: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Not only has it been designated thus; also, as one of the few truly divinely inspired works, one which most men can only marvel at, as they wallow in their appropriate humility. These creations, however, are definitely not the only aspects of entities beyond the scopes of men; there are far more examples, which are seen every ...
  • Great Storm
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    Peter Biezychudek June 20, 2000 The Perfect Storm Entry #1 The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger is a fascinating book that should definitely be put in to the high school curriculum. For a book to be used in high school it almost always has to be a classic. These would include the greats like The Great Gatsby, Hamlet, of Great Expectations. Even though The Perfect Storm is not a classic and chances are it never will be, it still has many features that make it a great book. The novel should be re...
  • Our Heroes In The Perfect Storm
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    Heroism in The Perfect Storm The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junge r was an account of an immense storm and its destructive path through the North Atlantic. In late October of 1991, many a crew of several different fishing ships left their port for their final haul. Little did they know that they would soon cross paths with one of the greatest storms ever recorded. This particular storm would create huge swells, high winds, and hard rain. The system was said to be a perfect storm because all of t...
  • Figurative Language Throughout The Story
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    Larry Haney Haney 1 English 113/02 Mr. Griffith The Storm Malmar McKnight's frightening story, The Storm, weaves a violent storm and murder together to heighten the horrific fears that engulf Janet Will som. The Storm is a combination of Mother Nature, Janets emotions, and her heartbreaking dilemmas. The eerie mood is revealed throughout the story. Figurative language helps the reader bring the story to life in his / her mind. The authors use of irony is devolved through Janets changed perceptio...
  • My Little Yacht
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    The Storm The first rays of dawn shone upon my face. The sunlight illuminated the interior of my tiny yacht. Rising, I stood at the deck, watching the now sparkling blue sea. For the first time, I felt dwarfed by the vastness of the sea; my yacht was nothing compared to the sea. It was the second day of my cruise around the world, a silly challenge I had taken up in a moment of folly. Still I was determined to prove myself in my group of friends. Such an odyssey would gain my prestige rivaling t...
  • Alcee Leaves Calixta
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    The Ironic Storm After reading 'The Storm' by Kate Chopin, we see the irony not only in the title and the setting but in the internal soul of Calixta. As the storm approaches suddenly in the sky, it also approaches without warning for Calixta. Unfortunately she was unable to lock up her heart as she did her house. Just like the storm outside, M'si eur Alcee rumbles into her house as well as into her heart. And as unpredictable the storm is, Alcee and Calixta are. Ironically enough as the storm r...
  • Bastille By The Force Of The People
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    The first case where the force of nature shows up is during the storming of the Bastille: suddenly the sea rose immeasurably wider and higher, and swept Defarge of the wine-shop over the lowered drawbridge, past the massive stone outer walls in among the eight great towers surrendered! So resistless was the force of the ocean bearing him on, that even to draw his breath or turn his head was impracticable as if he had been struggling in the surf at the South Sea, until he was landed in the outer ...
  • Storms Of Life The Lord
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    The Storms of Life: What's He Doing There once was a man who dreamed he was at the end of his life. He saw his life as if it were a walk along a beach with Jesus. As he looked back over his life he saw two sets of footprints in the sand along most of the way - one set belonging to him, the other to Jesus. He noticed, though, that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints in the sand. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his lif...
  • Literal Progression Of A Storm Warnings Poem
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    In the poem "Storm Warnings" the use of organization and choice of detail help to reveal both the literal and figurative meanings of the title. The first stanza reveals much about an actual storm. Using the true events of a rising strom as details, the reader is first introduced to the literal "storm warnings": "The glass... falling,"winds walking overhead" and "gray unrest". Yet, the personification of the weather and use of words, such as "unrest", adds a new element to the plot. Somehow the s...
  • Red Rock In The Sea
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    Imagery? ... the white face bone and that the pig's skull grinned at him... the skull that gleamed as white as ever the conch had done and seemed to jeer at him cynically. An inquisitive was busy in one of the eye sockets... ?? He rubbed his cheek along his forearm smelling the acrid scent of salt and sweat and the staleness of dirt.?? There came again that high, bird-like cry that swept along the line... ?? ... curious trickling sound and then a louder crepitation as if someone were unwrapping ...
  • Storm And Sudden Passion
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    As a storm approaches, there is a sense of electricity in the air that makes us feel alive because we know that when the storm climaxes, there will be no control. However, once the storm passes, everything is back to normal. The craziness is gone, and the sun shines once again, and everything seems brand new. This is passion. Kate Chopin parallels a natural storm and the unexpected, overwhelming emotional storm between two people in her short story, "The Storm". She uses symbolism to depict that...
  • Calm Before A Storm
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    The Storm is a story with much symbolism and irony. The actual storm is what most of the irony is based on. In this story I believe that the storm represents the character Calixta, Alcee, and their relationship. First, the storm is in many ways like the character Calixta. Like a storm, Calixta began as quiet, calm and un threatening to man. But as her passion began to brew, she became electric and powerful; a force driven by nature, as inefficient at controlling her own desires as a storm is at ...
  • First Hand Experience Of Storm
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    In this day and age there are literally hundreds of professions a person could choose to participate in. However, there are few professions that can provide the excitement experienced in the area of meteorology, in particular, that of field meteorology which is also called storm chasing. For more than fifty years, storm chasers have been the first line of defense against deadly tornadoes and hurricanes. Chasers provide critical information about the storms; It is this information that has helped...
  • Said Bobinot
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    Nine months later Bobinot came home from Friedheimer's store in an absolute rage. While he was down at the store he ran into Alcee, and Alcee told him about the encounter he had with his wife a while back during the big storm. He told him everything that had happened and how it made him realize that he wanted his wife back. This pissed Bobinot off and sent him into an immediate rage. He began beating Alcee until Mr. Friedheimer came and pulled him off Alcee. By this time it was to late Bobinot h...

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