books and literature

The Signalman

“…but there is a fashion in ghosts as in other things…If you study the reports of societies that hunt the supernatural, you will find that the latest thing in ghosts in very quiet and common place. Rattling chains and blue lights, and even fancy dress, have quite gone out. And...

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“Perfect Match” by Jodi Picoult

The novel I chose to read was called “Perfect Match” by Jodi Picoult. This novel is briefly about a female character named Nina Frost who is found in a courtroom who unexplainably shoots the defendant four times as he approaches his defence attorney. Nina and the defendant being the priest...

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Winesburg Ohio

Logan Clemons Ms. Hutson Honors English 11 30 April 2008 Winesburg, Ohio Sixty years after its first publication, Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio continues to stand as a ‘classic’ of modernist American fiction. Anderson effectively paralleled his life with short stories describing members of his own hamlet of Clyde, Ohio. The...

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Federico Garcia Lorca

Jeffrey Gonzalez Ms. Bellino English Internationally known as Spain’s most well-known lyric poet and dramatist of the twentieth century Federico García Lorca. His poetry and plays have been translated into dozen of languages. Lorca’s been the object of study by critics all over the world. Lorca books continue to sell...

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Timeline Of Communication and Media Evolution

Communication in general terms can be defined as the sharing of symbols over distances in space and time. Communication can also be called a social institution Phoenician Script Initially, there was mainly non verbal communication, in which communication was based on signals and pictures. Non-verbal communication of the pre historic...

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Muckrakers Of The 20th Century

In 1906, an investigative reporter named David Graham Philips published a series of exposés that accused powerful and influential senators of drafting legislation that benefited corporations in which they had personal financial stake. President Theodore Roosevelt felt it necessary to undercut the efforts of journalists such as Philips, mainly because...

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Flapper Rebellion of the 1920s

Women of the 1920’s opened up a new and unpredictable path that no prior generation of females had yet experienced. Women were changing right before America’s eyes. From smoking to drinking to the dramatic shift in appearances, women’s morals were drastically evolving. Flappers, unconventional women of this decade, were the...

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Active Audience Severin and Tankard and by McQuail

With reference to the readings by Severin and Tankard and by McQuail, discuss some of the ways that audiences are active. Although Severin and Tankard agree that audiences are subject to the ‘gratification theory’ they further question the interaction and types of communication that the audiences have with one another...

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The Woods Robert Frost

Robert Frost takes our imagination to a journey through wintertime with his two poems “Desert Places” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Frost comes from a New England background and these two poems reflect the beautiful scenery that is present in our part of the country. Even though...

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Silent Spring A Needless Havoc

Rachel Carson’s writing style in Silent Spring is seemingly redundant. However, it is the reason the book was able to reach so many people and have the success it did. It ultimately resulted in a call to action for readers to acknowledge the reckless destruction caused by chemical pesticides, and...

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Sylvia Plath As A Represntation Of The Post Modern Era

The Post-Modernist period, stretching from 1945 to present, was known for its opportunity and change. Poetry during the time period was influenced by the many events occurring in society. The Second World War had just ended and it was a prosperous time for most of the world. Sylvia Plath was...

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Management styles

Introduction The authour The book Management styles assessed according to management and communication approaches Lessons from the future Knowledge management The importance of communication Communication amongst staff The roles of leadership Communication with staff The contributions of the book to management practices Other components Conclusion Introduction Management is a complex...

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The Power Of Characters In Gothic Literature

Gothic Literature in the nineteenth century was perhaps the most influential of any literary era. With many major Gothic novels such as: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells and most notably, Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. These many famous works have made clear that Gothic...

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Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou is a remarkable Renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, she continues to travel the world, spreading her legendary wisdom. Within the rhythm of her poetry...

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Loneliness

Ah, Look at All the Lonely People Loneliness is unfortunately something most people have encountered at some point in their life. Throughout the history of literature and art, loneliness has been a theme that is commonly explored. It has been a central theme in many movies, books, songs, and other...

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Compare And Contrast She Walks In Beauty And When We Two Parted By George Gordon

After reading two beautiful poems by George Gordon She Walks in Beauty and When We Two Parted a reader can see some similarities and differences between those great works by a brilliant author. Both poems have in common the content of words that are said, the both addressed to a...

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Elliots The Wasteland

The first section of The Waste Land takes its title from a line in the Anglican burial service. It is made up of four vignettes, each seemingly from the perspective of a different speaker. The first is an autobiographical snippet from the childhood of an aristocratic woman, in which she...

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Culture Human Nature And Ernest Hemingway

In the 1900s there was a man who went by the name of Ernest Hemingway. He was highly affected by culture and human nature. Ernest Hemingway lived his life with hatred towards his mother, and disliked the fact that his father wasn’t the “man of the house.” Ernest Hemingway’s younger...

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Reading And Traveling

In our time, life is not so interesting and exciting as it can be. The world has become a bland and safe place. Each day is like another and we are so tired of such life. People in the past used to risk their life by hunting animals, taking part...

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Washington Irvings Contributions

Washington Irving’s Literary Contributions As one of America’s most celebrated authors who is often called “the father of the American short story” (Washington Irving), Washington Irving’s illustrious career spanned a multitude of literary classifications including poetry, essays, travel writing, biography, columns and short stories. His two most famous works –...

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CORRUPTION OF THE AMERICAN DREAM In The Great Gatsby

The American Dream–as it arose in the Colonial period and developed in the nineteenth century–was based on the assumption that each person, no matter what his origins, could succeed in life on the sole basis of his or her own skill and effort. The dream was embodied in the ideal...

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Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Report

Cat’s Cradle was written by Kurt Vonnegut in 1963. It is a book about a young freelance writer writing a book about the day the atomic bomb was dropped. It is basically a book about the end of the world as we know it. Kurt Vonnegut was born on November...

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Comparing 19th Century Short Stories

In this essay I will write about the similarities and differences in the stories contained in my booklet. The three main stories I will focus on are The Speckled Band, The Tell Tale Heart and The Red Room. The Victorian era was a great advancement in engineering and Science, thus...

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To What Extent Is Does Personality Change

Personality development concerns the origins of personality and the degree to which it is stable or changeable from childhood through old age (Funder, 2007). The extent to which personality develops over a life time is a highly discussed and debated topic throughout personality psychologists. Such research relies on longitudinal evaluations...

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Adverbs in other languages

Other languages may form adverbs in different ways, if they are used at all: In Dutch and German, adverbs have the basic form of their corresponding adjectives and are not inflected (except for comparison in which case they are inflected like adjectives, too). Consequently, German primary-school teaching uses a single...

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