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  • Abbey And McKibben
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    Bill McKibben and Edward Abbey are both modern environmental writers who have had a noticeable impact on the environmental movement. One of Abbey's novels, The Monkey Wrench Gang, was an inspirational piece for some of the founders of Earth first! , a far-left environmentalist group. McKibben's most famous novel, The End of Nature (1989), is more widely read than any other nature book since Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring. Abbey, who is commonly associated with the Southwest, a has often been ...
  • Good Writing As Seneca
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    What is good writing and who writes well In my college essay writing class we have looked at three famous writers from different ages who are considered to be good writers-Seneca the Younger (3-65 A.D. ), Plutarch (46-120 A.D. ), and Michael de Montaigne (1533-1592 A.D. ). Although they are from different times and places, these writers mastered the art of good writing. Albeit they wrote about different things, there are three aspects of their writings that they all have in common-they write abo...
  • Piano With A Great Skill
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    In the early twentieth century a writer's work usually represented one's surroundings. In the stories 'Wunderkind'; by Carson McCullers and 'The Yellow Wallpaper'; by Charolotte Gilman, there are examples of the immediate surroundings taking affect in their writings. Both writers prove a point, conditions and attitudes presented in the early 20th century influenced and often extinguished the potential or imagination of the artist. In most cases a person becomes what his / her surroundings let th...
  • Hammon's Captivity Narrative
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    Type of genre and its importance by "Briton Hammon" Briton Hammon's captivity narrative was a well-recognized African American prose text that was published in North America. His life has been limited to the information that is within his narrative. While reading through his prose it is still undetermined as to whether he was a servant or a slave. In his narrative he has tried to explain a life of a man of African decent and how he gets along with the public sphere and made use of the opportunit...
  • Roald Dahl
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    Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916, in Llandaff, South Wales, to Norwegian parents, Harald and Sofie (Hesselberg) Dahl. After graduating from Rept on School in 1933, he went to work for the Shell Oil Company of East Africa until World War II started in 1939. He then served in the Royal Air Force as a fighter pilot and he became a Wing Commander. In 1940 Dahl's plane was hit by a machine gun fire, and he was severely injured. He was rescued by a fellow pilot and took him six months to reco...
  • Yellow Wallpaper By Charolotte Gilman
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    Settler Hour 5 2/15/00 Modern Lit. Essay #1 In the early twentieth century a writers work usually represented ones surroundings. In the stories "Araby" by James Joyce and "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charolotte Gilman there are examples of their immediate surroundings taking affect in there writings. In most cases a person becomes what there surroundings are because that was the way they were raised. A person's family, friends, neighborhood and every day things will shape and mold ones morals and c...
  • Full Writing System
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    What is a Full Writing System? Full writing systems may be defined as collections of arbitrary signs that can represent all the words of the language to which they are applied. Limited writing systems consisting of marks made for counting or identification go back three thousand years. The evolution of full writing systems has taken place only during the past five thousand years. Writing systems have made possible the technological advances that has taken humanity from hunting, gathering, and si...
  • Mechanics Of Writing And White
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    The book Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White is a book which talks about rules of the English language. Rules that are important in communication between one person to the next. In the book, White has his rules and Strunk has his own, but they come together to make the book more detailed. Strunk talks about things such as using's when you are talking about plural, adding's to make a noun possessive, putting commas where they are needed and breaking sentences off properly. On t...
  • Nebraska
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    Willa Cather born in December of 1873 in Black Creek Valley in Virginia At the age of 9 moved to Nebraska frontier to join grandparents got her schooling in Nebraska and she attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln began her writing career during college writing short stories and poetry for the Nebraska State Journal and the Lincoln Courier After graduating from Nebraska in 1895 she worked as a teacher and journalist in Pittsburgh She wrote a collection of short stories called The Troll Ga...
  • Biography Of Author Timothy Findley Timothy Findley
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    Biography of Author Timothy Findley Timothy Findley is a native of Toronto, Ontario. He was born in 1930 and grew up in the Rosedale district of Toronto. Growing up, Timothy Findley knew that he wanted to be an artist of some form. He studied dance and later acting, which had more success. While acting, he met one of his current life long friends; actress Ruth Gordon. Gordon convinced Findley that writing was his real talent and that he should pursue it further with more concentration. So find l...
  • Anselms Writings
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    ANSELM Anselm was born in 1033 to noble parents in a place called Aosta in Italy. He and his mother always had a strong relationship, but his relationship with his father was quite different. They never did get along well at all. Anselm knew at an early age that he wanted to be a monk. While a child, he imagined that heaven rested in the mountains of Jupiter high above his home and this possibly helped to foster that dream. Anselm later went through a brief period in which he no longer wanted to...
  • Benjamin Franklin Quotes Throughout His Writing
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    The Way to Wealth This is a preface to Poor Richard Improved by Benjamin Franklin, and at the beginning of the writing he refers to his works as rambles. This is an accurate assesment because in the first few pages of this work it seems as that is all that he is doing. He is discussing his own vanity and he wishes his works were more popular. The way that he measures his success is by how much others quote his works and he goes on giving examples of people quoting Poor Richard. He precedes quoti...
  • Paragraph Twenty Four
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    Empedocles in his fragments tries to express being and not being, which is such a mysterious, larger than life issue that it is beyond articulation. Empedocles was a great pre-Socratic thinker who pioneered the principle of the four elements as the original roots of all being and the uniting of the four by love and their separation by strife. He illustrates to the reader his unique understanding of the world and his role in it. He believes in Gods and seems to be obsessed with portraying himself...
  • Selected Writings Of Gertrude Stein
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    Gertrude Stein is a writer of experimental prose and one of the most original American Modernists. I need to begin by saying that "Three Portraits of Painters" is the creation of an extremely well-educated woman - an American, a Jew, the child of immigrant parents, a lesbian, and a feminist - whose life experience and literary production bridge the Victorian and modern eras. Her two enduring concerns are to portray the experience of woman and to explore what it means to present the fact or act o...
  • Impact Of Autobiography In University Writing Courses
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    1. Introduction In most lower-division university writing or composition courses in Korea, the primary focus is placed on sentence-building techniques. Students learn to practice basic sentence patterns and learn how to express their thoughts in writing. Needless to say, such activities are a fundamental step toward mastering the written English language. When a student has acquired a satisfactory command over the written language, however, he or she can profit further by looking at the composit...
  • Unique About The Mesquaki Culture
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    [An excerpt of an interview conducted by Elias Ellefson, a graduate student in English at the University of Northern Iowa, as part of the Third International Conference on the Short Story in English, held at UNI and Iowa State University.] ELIAS ELLEFSON: What does it mean to be a Mesquaki? What is unique about the Mesquaki culture? RAY YOUNG BEAR: Well, I guess first and foremost, and this is going back to how I present myself in a university or elementary classroom setting: I tell them that th...
  • Ben's Writing
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    Benjamin Franklin had a big impact on early American literature. He was born in Boston and lived from 1706-1800. Which was pretty long back then. When he was growing up he had had no good formal education. He dropped out of school at age 10 and went to work for his father. Where he worked for him for 2 years. Then went to work for his brother as an apprentice. Where he found out that he liked to write. He liked it so much that he wanted to go off and start his own printing shop. So he did, he le...

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