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  • Symbolic Language Of Myth
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    Book Review "Familiar Mysteries" Familiar Mysteries is a scientific and comprehensive study on mythology, its appearance, and significance in our lives. The author, Shirley Park Lowry, a former professor of English at the Los Angeles Valley College, teaches mythology to nonspecialists and is a respected authority on the subject. The author's purpose in writing this book is to provide the general reader with an interesting, historically linked, and scientifically based insight into the vast world...
  • Use Of Symbol In Poetry
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    The use of symbol in poetry and in literature as a whole is commonplace because it is an outlet for the author's creative psyche. A symbol is a creative use of metaphor, using a comparison but not just a direct comparison. The author attempts to achieve the effect that there is much more than just the reader's initial reaction creating a want to delve deeper into the true meaning, leaving a vast space of interpretation. Allegory on the other hand is a specific comparison, a symbol that is set in...
  • Their Own Style Of Writing And Stories
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    Throughout history man has always had a vivid imagination. In prehistoric times, old man used to write stories, tales and such upon their cave dwelling walls. These were performed through the use of symbols. These symbols, called hieroglyphics, portrayed the thoughts and creativity of their authors. Boszhardt once said while talking about the cave pictures in Wisconsin, 'When I first visited the cave, I was skeptical about the possible art that Daniel had written to me about, But once my flashli...
  • Conch In The Children's Hands
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    Tommy SchlottererEnglish Collage bound The Lord of the Flies symbol paper The conch in the novel The Lord of the Flies is a symbol that could be taken different ways. One can see this because when Ralph first blew the conch all of the children came to him. When the meetings started the child speaking would have to have the conch is his hands to speak. Also when the conch broke all order and authority was lost. In the novel The Lord of the Flies the conch symbolically represents order and authori...
  • Required Flag
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    What is now required is the "stiff-arm's salute, the salute to keep the right hand raised with palm turned up while the following is repeated: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands; one Nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all". Failure to conform is "insubordination" dealt with by expulsion. Readmission is denied by statute until compliance. Meanwhile the expelled child is "unlawfully absent" and may be proceeded ag...
  • Shah's Perspective As The Author
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    The narrative essay "The Lion of Kabul", by Christine Aziz, discusses the author's experience regarding a sightseeing tour of Kabul. The author's experience begins with Aziz describing her lackluster feelings towards the taxi driver's scenic route. The author witnesses what has become of Kabul following the city's self-destruction. Despite the less than impressive surroundings, Amir Shah (the taxi driver) seems unaffected by his home's tragedy. She can't fully understand his enthusiasm toward su...

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