David Althouse’s "Cowboy Christmas Carol"
A "hard-bitten ol' cowpoke" experiences a mystical experience that changes his heart in the Christmas ballad. He will carry his new change of heart into his daily cow poking life as he honors "the Great Trail Boss in the Sky."
100 Things I Learned After Writing 100 Articles on HubPages
To celebrate 100 articles written for the HubPages platform, I've listed down 100 lessons I'd like to share.
Why the Mil Mi-24 and AH-1 Cobra Can't Be Compared
Simply put it this way, both are successful.
The Guerrilla War in Kansas and Missouri
The citizens of Kansas would live in a constant state of readiness as Confederate guerillas roamed the countryside burning free staters farms and taking anything of value. William Quantrill would lead many Confederate guerillas on raids throughout Missouri and Kansas.
Eudaimonia, Ancient Female Teachers and Positive Psychology
Sound philosophy related to 'eudaimonia' (wellbeing) has been the focus of theorizing and practical applications since Antiquity – and it is reflected in modern Psychology through Client-Centered, Transpersonal and Positive Psychology theory, research, therapy and practice.
The Assassination of Philip II of Macedon
The assassination of Philip of Macedon in 336 B.C.E. was one of the boldest and most dramatic in ancient history. It also stands as one of the earliest of all famous political murders, as it opened the throne to Alexander the Great.
Analysis of Poem 'They shut me up in Prose' (F445A) by Emily Dickinson
'They shut me up in Prose' is another of Emily Dickinson's 'protest' poems, where in three short stanzas she outlines why it is futile to put her in a closet, as if she were a little girl. Her lively brain, like a bird, will continue creating poetry. No prose, no subservience for this genius.
Dueling Scars: The Nazi Officer Badge of Honor
This article discusses facial scars from dueling in Germany. An underground fighting gang from the 1800s and early 1900s that is still active today in some European university fraternities left brutal facial scars that represented manliness.
Emily Dickinson's "A Day! Help! Help! Another Day!"
The speaker in Emily Dickinson’s "A Day! Help! Help! Another Day!" dramatizes the intensity with which an individual may view the simple act of the opening of a day. She concludes by revealing the superior power of the soul in overcoming all adversity.
How the Anglo-Saxons Created the English Language We Know Today
You may not realise it, but we use Anglo-Saxon words every day when we speak and write English. The English language developed under the influence of German and Danish invaders and contains a dash of Celtic and a cornucopia of Latin words.
The Queen and the Count: The Story of Marie Antoinette and Count Axel Von Fersen's Affair
The scandalous queen met a gruesome end at the guillotine but not before she had a colorful and indulging life. Marie Antoinette experienced her share of spectacles, intrigues and secrets. However, the biggest scandal that could have brought down the entire monarchy laid hidden until recently.
Paramahansa Yogananda’s "Vanishing Bubbles"
Metaphorically, the entities of creation may be compared to bubbles, mysteriously coming into being, moving about for a time, and then leaving. The speaker in "Vanishing Bubbles" dramatizes the coming/going phenomenon which causes the human heart/mind grief. He then offers the remedy for the grief.
L'affaire des Poisons, King Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan
L'affaire des poisons: King Louis XIV's court was awash with rumours of poisonings, love potions, witchcraft and magic during the late 1670s and early 1680s. Louis' chief-mistress Madame de Montespan was not spared from spectacular accusations and they delivered her downfall.
Birth of the Roman Republic: Warfare, Struggle and Instability
After the fall of the last king of the Roman Republic, the Roman people were adrift in a sea of warfare and a changing political landscape.
The Myth of La Llorona: A Story of Colonialism and Patriarchy
La Llorona is a mythical figure in Mexican culture. The legend of La Llorona is interesting because it reveals the problematic aspects of the colonial and patriarchal systems set in place in Mexico. Thus, it is no surprise that its figure has been reclaimed and vindicated in other cultural spaces.
Margaret "Maggi" Britton Vaughn: Poet Laureate of Tennessee
Margaret "Maggi" Britton Vaughn has served as Tennessee's poet laureate since 1995; in 1999, the position became a lifetime appointment.
Creatures From Mythology and Folklore Similar to Slender Man
This article discusses the Slender Man phenomenon and then delves into some little-known mythical creatures similar to Slender Man.
25 Quiz Questions About Queen Victoria and the Victorians
Why not test your knowledge or find out about Queen Victoria and the Victorians in this 25 question quick quiz. There are no prizes, but you can feel suitably smug when you get the answers right.
Galicia and Lodomeria: Forgotten in History
Halych and Volhynia (in Latin Galicia and Lodomeria) was a Rurik dynasty duchy that became a kingdom in Eastern Europe before it was annexed by the Austrian Empire. After World War One it ceased to exist. Find out why and learn about its people.
Aztec Creation Story for Kids: Tezcatlipoca and Quetzalcoatl
This article discusses the major parts and characters of the Aztec creation story, and also presents a specific version for kids.
On the Trail of Count Dracula, Bram’s Stoker’s Transylvanian Vampire
This article traces the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s character and plot creation for his Gothic story of Dracula, taking the reader on a visit to Whitby and Cruden Bay, two of Stoker's favoured holiday locations, on the North-East coast of the UK.
Analysis of Poem "i carry your heart with me (i carry it in" by E.E. Cummings
Full analysis and summary of i carry your heart with me (i carry it in, a love sonnet from e.e.cummings. The theme is traditional, love and affection, but the syntax, grammar and form is typical cummings: unorthodox, playful and off the beaten track. Experimental layout carries spontaneous feelings
"Five Children and It" by Edith Nesbit: Magic and Adventures
Edith Nesbit wrote some enjoyable books. The Psammead that she created is a strange character that grants the wishes of children, often with unexpected results.
The Fascinating Story of the Green Children of Woolpit
They wore strange clothes, spoke an unusual language and most remarkably, had bright green skin. Who were they ? Experts have done their best to explain but of no avail.
A Beautiful Mind: The Mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr.
John Forbes Nash, Jr., was a brilliant mathematician who rose to the top of his field and was struck down in the prime of his life by the debilitating mental illness of paranoid schizophrenia. After decades of treatment for his illness, he emerged to become a great mathematician once again.
William Butler Yeats’ "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"
William Butler Yeats’ widely anthologized "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" remains one of the poet’s most famous poems. Its emphasis on yearning to live a quiet, peaceful life renders it a pleasurable reading experience—the kind of poem that anyone taking a poetry break would appreciate.
Emily Dickinson's "I Robbed the Woods"
In "I robbed the Woods," Emily Dickinson creates a speaker who confesses to a crime: she has robbed the "trusting" woods and "unsuspecting" trees, and she later wonders what those natural beings will say about her brazen act.
Analysis of Poem "The Gift" by Li-Young Lee
Li-Young Lee's The Gift is an atmospheric poem that focuses on the relationship a child has with his father by contrasting two similar scenarios from his life. The poet remembers the threat of a metal sliver in his finger, removed by his father; now he must pull out a splinter from his wife's thumb.
The Fascinating Story of the Greatest Women Warriors in History
This article details the story of the Dahomey Amazons, Benin’s fearless female warriors who struck terror in the ranks of 19th-century European colonists.