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  • The Sumerian Flood Story - The Epics of Atrahasis and Gilgamesh were written over a thousand years before the Biblical account of Noah's Ark.

    The Sumerian Flood Story

    The Sumerian Flood Story

    by Thomas Swan10

  • Imagine a future where emotions hardly exist, babies are hatched, social destiny is preconditioned and casual sex has displaced violence. Welcome to Huxley's Brave New World, a dystopian novel in which everyone is blissfully happy and never question their place in society. Or do they?

    Brave New World - a Review of Aldous Huxley's Dystopian Novel

    Brave New World - a Review of Aldous Huxley's Dystopian Novel

    by Andrew Spacey9

  • An examination of religion in modern Japan, including sociological analysis of ideological conflicts, a short history of Japanese religion and modernization, and speculation on future societal changes

    Religion and Religious Identity in Modern Japan

    Religion and Religious Identity in Modern Japan

    by Alisha Adkins26

  • 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

  • There was a steam engine accident along the Pittsburgh passenger railway line in 1863. It starts when a fire breaks out and the all-volunteer brigade springs into action. However, an accident occurred that forever altered the lives of two men.

    The Pittsburgh Steam Engine Accident of 1863

    The Pittsburgh Steam Engine Accident of 1863

    by Kelley Wood-Davis0

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  • Poe was a master at reaching out to awaken the deepest emotions in others by shedding light on his own sorrows. Poe expressed the deepest love and deeper sorrows that was very much a part of himself.

    The Loves and Sorrows of Edgar Allan Poe

    The Loves and Sorrows of Edgar Allan Poe

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns34

  • 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 nine Muses in Greek mythology have been sources of inspiration for the arts, philosophy, and science since antiquity. This article addresses their origins and attributes.

    The Muses: Nine Goddesses From Greek Mythology

    The Muses: Nine Goddesses From Greek Mythology

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns76

  • The speaker in Walter de la Mare’s "Silver" dramatizes the silvering of things as they appear without the sunlight. Sunlight is gold; moonlight is silver.

    Walter de la Mare’s "Silver"

    Walter de la Mare’s "Silver"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

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

    D. H. Lawrence’s "Afternoon in School: The Last Lesson"

    D. H. Lawrence’s "Afternoon in School: The Last Lesson"

    by Linda Sue Grimes4

  • An enhanced-content review of Gwynne Dyer's "Climate Wars" (2010.) Climate change is of deep concern to national security professionals the world over. Find out what they are worrying about.

    Gwynn Dyer's "Climate Wars":  A Summary Review

    Gwynn Dyer's "Climate Wars": A Summary Review

    by Doc Snow20

  • 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 Standridge27

  • Children’s books...only for children? In a world where children’s literature is increasingly popular and more authors targeting a younger audience appear each year, a number of exceptional titles are cherished by youth. Is it possible that some of these could be just as beloved by older readers?

    10 Children's Books for Young and Old Readers

    10 Children's Books for Young and Old Readers

    by Kirsten Danae8

  • The Shroud of Turin is the quintessential holy relic. Many claim it’s the best evidence of Jesus’s resurrection. However, it’s not without controversy. Many suspect that it’s a fake. The problem? Over the years, proving it either way has been hampered, making it more elusive than ever before.

    The Elusive Shroud of Turin

    The Elusive Shroud of Turin

    by Dean Traylor3

  • Anne Sexton's poetry is unique in that it confronts mental illness head on, gives direct access to the heart and soul of a troubled mother, artist and poet. 'I hold back nothing,' she wrote. So true.

    Anne Sexton and the Poetry of Mental Illness

    Anne Sexton and the Poetry of Mental Illness

    by Andrew Spacey19

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  • Industrialization began in Britain in the middle of the 18th Century, radically changing the world forever. Here are 10 Facts on the Industrial Revolution.

    10 Facts on the Industrial Revolution

    10 Facts on the Industrial Revolution

    by Paul Goodman83

  • In Maarheeze, a small monument has been erected to commemorate the victims who fell in WW2. In particular for the crew of a Short Stirling bomber that crashed there in 1943. They played a role in the Battle of The Ruhr.

    War Memorial De Pan

    War Memorial De Pan

    by Raymond Philippe11

  • 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 Franklin89

  • 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

  • The poet's baby son gets a wild-eyed stare that can look “through the ceiling of the room, and beyond,” leading the father to suspect that he might have a budding poet to contend with.

    James Weldon Johnson's "A Poet to His Baby Son"

    James Weldon Johnson's "A Poet to His Baby Son"

    by Linda Sue Grimes6

  • 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

  • This article will show how the pictographs of the Hebrew Aleph-Bet showcase a facet of God's attributes and character. Specifically, "dalet" the door, "hey" the window, and "vav" the nail depicting the door that opened for us by the nailing of Jesus to a tree, will be studied.

    Facets of God Displayed in the Hebrew Aleph-Bet: Dalet, Hey, and Vav

    Facets of God Displayed in the Hebrew Aleph-Bet: Dalet, Hey, and Vav

    by Tamarajo14

  • To A Skylark is a poem praising the song and spirit of the lark as it rises from the ground and soars heavenward. The poet aspires to sing like the bird, and be taught by it, a symbol of the Ideal, full of joy and flood of rapture. Fine romantic lyrics explore the gap between human and nature.

    Analysis of the Poem "To a Skylark" by Percy Bysshe Shelley

    Analysis of the Poem "To a Skylark" by Percy Bysshe Shelley

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • Sam Patch, a mill worker from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, captivated the American public in the 1820s with his spectacular, death-defying leaps off waterfalls and other high, dangerous places. Patch became known as the "Jersey Jumper" and the "Yankee Leaper," as he conquered the Great Falls in Paterson, New Jersey, Niagara Falls, and the Upper Falls of the Genesee River in Rochester, New York. He died making his second jump at the Genesee falls, but he became an American folk hero.

    Waterfall Jumper Sam Patch: Early American Daredevil

    Waterfall Jumper Sam Patch: Early American Daredevil

    by Brian Lokker10

  • 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

  • The area around Boston began to boom in the 1630s when thousands of emigrants came from England seeking a new life. A group of religious refugees, the Puritans, founded Massachusetts Bay Colony, which formed the basis of modern-day New England.

    Massachusetts Bay Colony and the Growth of Colonial New England

    Massachusetts Bay Colony and the Growth of Colonial New England

    by Doug West3

  • 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

  • Carol Ann Duffy's War Photographer is a poem that takes you into the mind of a person paid to take images of human suffering, the result of violence. It provokes and in the end questions what it is to witness war and to feel helpless in the process. Yet where would we be without images of war?

    Analysis of Poem War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy

    Analysis of Poem War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • Here's a list of things to do when you're stuck choosing a thesis. Step-by-step instructions for writing an outstanding thesis, with examples.

    Easy Ways to Write a Thesis Statement

    Easy Ways to Write a Thesis Statement

    by Virginia Kearney23

  • Hiring editors and proofreaders is expensive, and justly so. But what if you don’t have the bucks to hire them? How can you best review and improve your manuscript without them, even if self editing?

    How to Self Edit Your Book (Even Though You Shouldn't)

    How to Self Edit Your Book (Even Though You Shouldn't)

    by Heidi Thorne26

  • A mystic perceives spiritual realities that lay beyond the realm of ordinary human consciousness. Caryll Houselander is a modern mystic.

    Caryll Houselander: A Modern Mystic

    Caryll Houselander: A Modern Mystic

    by Bede12

  • Be very greatful that we live in the times we do. Imagine what it was like in days gone by when you had to wipe your bottom with leaves and moss!

    A History of Humanity's Disgusting Hygiene

    A History of Humanity's Disgusting Hygiene

    by Helen Murphy Howell44

  • Causing the death of another human being by deliberate poisoning, if proved to a court’s satisfaction, constitutes incontrovertible evidence of premeditated murder.

    Criminal Law - Murder by Poison

    Criminal Law - Murder by Poison

    by Colleen Swan7

  • "Star of the Sea" has long been a popular interpretation of the name Mary. How did this understanding develop and what is the spiritual significance?

    The Virgin Mary as Star of the Sea

    The Virgin Mary as Star of the Sea

    by Bede21

  • 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

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