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  • A physician and a poet, William Carlos Williams, modernist, lived and worked in Rutherford, New Jersey most of his life. His poems deal with the everyday things in life, based on the local, becoming universal. Wheelbarrows, plums, people traits, starlings and flowers - No ideas but in things.

    Modern Poetry: William Carlos Williams Doctor and Poet

    Modern Poetry: William Carlos Williams Doctor and Poet

    by Andrew Spacey25

  • D. H. Lawrence's "Last Lesson of the Afternoon" features a teacher, who dramatizes the uninspired performance of his/her lackluster students. S/he has become weary from vain attempts to instruct them as they refuse to learn.

    D. H. Lawrence’s "Last Lesson of the Afternoon"

    D. H. Lawrence’s "Last Lesson of the Afternoon"

    by Linda Sue Grimes4

  • Is death the end of consciousness? Why are there so many documented cases in the medical field of people having out-of-body experiences and being conscious of their surroundings while near death?

    Consciousness and the Near Death Experience

    Consciousness and the Near Death Experience

    by Glenn Stok26

  • Anastasia Romanov was believed to have escaped the brutal killing of her family. Many years later, there was a woman who claimed to have been the true Anastasia. She went by the name Anna Anderson.

    Anna Anderson: Is She the Romanov Princess Anastasia?

    Anna Anderson: Is She the Romanov Princess Anastasia?

    by Angela Michelle Schultz95

  • Imprisoned for helping the Jews and aiding the resistance in Nazi-occupied Holland, Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom survived the Holocaust to found a worldwide ministry based on love and forgiveness.

    The Incredible Life of Corrie ten Boom

    The Incredible Life of Corrie ten Boom

    by Stephen Barnes7

  • The Myths and Legends of Robbers Cave: A tale of Jesse James explores both the history of Robbers Cave and the people associated with it. This article covers its early days as an outlaw hideout, the Robbers Cave experiment, and the cave's modern use.

    The Myths and History of Robbers Cave: A Tale of Jesse James

    The Myths and History of Robbers Cave: A Tale of Jesse James

    by Eric Standridge26

  • Both the Old and New Testaments are chock full of unusual customs that are foreign to us today. Most will make you glad they are no longer practiced in modern times.

    Unusual Bible Customs: Old and New Testaments

    Unusual Bible Customs: Old and New Testaments

    by Lori Colbo18

  • Some saints traveled to Heaven by way of an illumined path. Others, no less holy, journeyed in darkness. These saints teach us how to bear with doubts.

    Saints Who Struggled With Doubt

    Saints Who Struggled With Doubt

    by Bede9

  • Imagine a dog that never ate, drank, or aged, and who would mysteriously appear at critical moments of danger. Was St. John Bosco’s dog Grigio an angel clothed in a furry disguise?

    Don Bosco's Mysterious Dog

    Don Bosco's Mysterious Dog

    by Bede14

  • The American patriot leader John Hancock was a wealthy New England importer and exporter of all types of goods. In 1768 he was accused of smuggling, and his ship the Liberty was seized by the British. This incident would add fuel to the already smoldering fire that became the American revolution.

    John Hancock and the Liberty Affair

    John Hancock and the Liberty Affair

    by Doug West4

  • Sarah Forbes Bonetta was an orphaned African princess given as a gift to Queen Victoria by the King of Dahomey. Victoria became Sarah's godmother, and received her into the royal extended family.

    Queen Victoria’s Black Princess

    Queen Victoria’s Black Princess

    by Ronald E Franklin88

  • The speaker in Hayden's "Monet's Waterlilies" finds solace while viewing the artistry of the French Impressionist, Claude Monet.

    Robert Hayden's "Monet's Waterlilies"

    Robert Hayden's "Monet's Waterlilies"

    by Linda Sue Grimes4

  • It would be impossible to visit Ireland's Dingle Peninsula without seeing a clochán, more commonly known as a beehive hut. Who built them, and how old are they?

    The Beehive Huts of South West Kerry

    The Beehive Huts of South West Kerry

    by Pollyanna Jones7

  • The 1705 Virginia Slave Act turned indentured servants into slaves for life, removed legal protection against torture and murder of slaves, and required runaway slaves to be returned to their owners.

    Slavery in Virginia and the 1705 Virginia Slave Act

    Slavery in Virginia and the 1705 Virginia Slave Act

    by Leah Lefler12

  • One thing that sets humans apart from all other animals is our ability to gain language. Language is such a complex topic and often debated, especially whether it has come from nature or nurture.

    Human Language: Nature Vs. Nurture

    Human Language: Nature Vs. Nurture

    by Angela Michelle Schultz50

  • The artillery personnel in World War II were some of the most skilled soldiers in the US Army and their Battalions were built to fight.

    Artillery Battalions in World War II

    Artillery Battalions in World War II

    by CJ Kelly138

  • Edwin Booth, the great Shakespearean actor, achieved his fame through tragedy. Ironically, the tragic assassination of President Lincoln by his younger brother nearly undermined his success.

    Edwin Booth: 19th Century Tragic Actor

    Edwin Booth: 19th Century Tragic Actor

    by Brian Lokker6

  • Although a "shadow" takes on the form that is standing between it and a light source, it has no reality of its own; it is only the illusion of a form, an airy nothingness, making it a perfect metaphor for the delusion of Maya, variously called "Satan" and the "Devil" in the West.

    Paramahansa Yogananda's "Shadows"

    Paramahansa Yogananda's "Shadows"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • The most efficient branch of the U.S. Army in World War II was the artillery. 20 years of innovations between the wars helped make it the best in the world.

    Artillery Innovations in WWII

    Artillery Innovations in WWII

    by CJ Kelly10

  • In the Civil War Robert E. Lee fought fiercely to protect slavery, while Ulysses S. Grant fought just as hard to destroy it. But their personal attitudes toward it were the opposite of what you might expect.

    Ulysses S. Grant vs Robert E. Lee on Slavery

    Ulysses S. Grant vs Robert E. Lee on Slavery

    by Ronald E Franklin19

  • When you travel to South or Southeast Asia you'll see statues and iconography of Garudas everywhere. Let's look at the meaning so we have a better understanding when we travel to these places.

    The Meaning and Origin of the Legendary Garuda

    The Meaning and Origin of the Legendary Garuda

    by Sam Shepards2

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  • Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer who produced a lot of poetry books in his lifetime (there are over sixty books currently in publication at the last count). It wasn't easy to choose, but here are what I believe to be the 5 best Charles Bukowski poetry books.

    The 5 Best Charles Bukowski Poetry Books

    The 5 Best Charles Bukowski Poetry Books

    by Paul Goodman15

  • Maya Angelou's poem is a clear, strong message to all who think a woman has to be a fashion model to be phenomenal. You don't have to fit other people's ideas of beauty, you just have to be yourself.

    Analysis of Poem Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

    Analysis of Poem Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • In the Civil War Robert E. Lee was a defender of slavery, while Ulysses S. Grant did all he could to destroy it. But it was Lee who thought slavery was morally wrong, while Grant seemed not to care one way or the other.

    On Slavery: Robert E. Lee Vs Ulysses S. Grant

    On Slavery: Robert E. Lee Vs Ulysses S. Grant

    by Ronald E Franklin30

  • The speaker in Emily Dickinson's "If those I loved were lost" is emphasizing the value she places on her loved ones. She likens their importance to significant events from the community level to the world stage, where bells ring to announce important happenings.

    Emily Dickinson's "If those I loved were lost"

    Emily Dickinson's "If those I loved were lost"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Magazines, books, art materials, toilet tissue, wall-coverings, tickets, posters, packaging and even money are all made from paper. But where does paper come from, who invented it and how is it made?

    The Story of Paper

    The Story of Paper

    by Amanda Littlejohn22

  • Lost in the woods of the Ardennes, a lone American artillery lieutenant sets out to fight his own war against the Germans.

    What Happened to Lt. Eric Wood?

    What Happened to Lt. Eric Wood?

    by CJ Kelly55

  • Samuel Adams was an early patriot leader who led the British colonists into the American Revolutionary War and was key in setting up the new government of the United States.

    Samuel Adams: American Rebel With a Cause

    Samuel Adams: American Rebel With a Cause

    by Doug West3

  • Hades is very interesting, because he rules the dead, or people who need periodic times of privacy with which they can use to think about whatever troubles them. Hades also has psychic powers.

    Hades: Greek God and Archetype of the Underworld

    Hades: Greek God and Archetype of the Underworld

    by Jean Bakula48

  • Based on my research of reports written by teachers of language-less people in the deaf community, they have cognitive abilities despite their lack of language.

    Can Thoughts Occur Without Language?

    Can Thoughts Occur Without Language?

    by Glenn Stok9

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  • A summary and full analysis line by line of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, one of the most influential modern poems. Inspired by the Grail legend it is full of religion, occult symbolism and mythology. Multiple voices, shifts in time and space, street dialogue and foreign languages combine in new form

    Analysis of the Poem

    Analysis of the Poem "The Waste Land" by T.S.Eliot

    by Andrew Spacey1

  • Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone revolutionized 19th century communication and was the precursor to the development of of the satellite mobile communications revolution of today...

    Facts About Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone

    Facts About Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone

    by Amanda Littlejohn30

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