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  • In June 2012, Natasha Trethewey was appointed U. S. Poet Laureate by the Librarian of Congress, James Billington. She served two terms in that position.

    Natasha Trethewey's "Incident"

    Natasha Trethewey's "Incident"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • David Copperfield is one of the most enjoyable novels I have ever read. Unusual characters and an interesting plot set in England at the beginning of the 19th century will captivate all readers.

    David Copperfield by Charles Dickens—A Book Review

    David Copperfield by Charles Dickens—A Book Review

    by Paul Richard Kuehn14

  • The blue rose has always caused intrigue in myths and legend as a result of the human wish to seek the unattainable.

    The Legend of the Blue Rose

    The Legend of the Blue Rose

    by Deborah Minter4

  • 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 Goodman82

  • The Phoenix is a mythological creature that can be found in many books. So where did it originate? What is the true myth? These questions are answered here and more.

    The Phoenix: A Mythological Bird

    The Phoenix: A Mythological Bird

    by Angela Michelle Schultz26

  • The black plague, also known as the black death, is a disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It enters the body through the skin and travels via the lymph system. The bacteria live in the digestive tracts of fleas. The fleas, of course,...

    Cats and the Black Plague

    Cats and the Black Plague

    by Holle Abee66

  • What did people eat in the 1920s? Learn a little bit of history with food in the 1920s and also see an authentic 1920s menu of food with recipes!

    What Did People Eat in the 1920s?

    What Did People Eat in the 1920s?

    by Kitty Fields32

  • Of all the great historical figures that have shaped the world down the ages. Which ten have had the most profound effect on both human and natural history.

    10 People Who Changed History

    10 People Who Changed History

    by James Kenny104

  • 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

  • Cozy Apologia is Rita Dove's ironic take on a romantic relationship with husband Fred. The speaker waits for a hurricane to hit and starts to daydream about her love and past acquaintances. Lyrical, fun and touching, this poem is a monologue on intimacy and time well spent.

    Analysis of Poem "Cozy Apologia" by Rita Dove

    Analysis of Poem "Cozy Apologia" by Rita Dove

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • This article suggests a list of the 30 best paintings of modern art. Biographies for the artists are provided as well as photos of their paintings. The different styles of modern art are also explained: Expressionism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Pop Art, Dada, Futurism, post-Impressionism and Fauvism.

    30 Greatest Paintings of Modern Art

    30 Greatest Paintings of Modern Art

    by Kelley Marks12

  • Sidney Sheldon is the 7th best selling author of all time. He has written over 200 scripts for TV series, but it is his 18 novels for which he is best known. I'd like to introduce you to five of my favourite Sidney Sheldon novels.

    Top 5 Sidney Sheldon Books

    Top 5 Sidney Sheldon Books

    by Melanie Chisnall46

  • In the Romeo and Juliet death scene, Juliet is lying in the tomb, under the influence of a sleeping potion that makes it appear that she has died. Romeo finds her in the tomb. Before entering the tomb, Romeo kills Paris in the graveyard.

    The Romeo and Juliet Death Scene: Summary and Analysis

    The Romeo and Juliet Death Scene: Summary and Analysis

    by Jule Romans4

  • This is a discussion about the most well known of the Mughal rulers and compares each one's varying degrees of religious tolerance.

    Religious Toleration in Mughal India

    Religious Toleration in Mughal India

    by Beverly Hollinhead7

  • Forgetfulness, from Billy Collins, focuses on the gradual loss of memory all humans experience from time to time but especially in old age. Using personification and metaphor amongst other figurative devices, this poem builds up examples of forgetfulness with wit and charm and a comic element.

    Analysis of Poem "Forgetfulness" by Billy Collins

    Analysis of Poem "Forgetfulness" by Billy Collins

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Blessing is Imtiaz Dharker's short poem on the theme of water and poverty. It is a snapshot of life in the city slum, where children gather round a burst pipe as if it's a god. Simile, metaphor, personification and vivid imagery combine to produce a sensual poem highlighting how crucial water is.

    Analysis of the Poem Blessing by Imtiaz Dharker

    Analysis of the Poem Blessing by Imtiaz Dharker

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • Need help writing a Visual Analysis Essay? See my tips and writing instructions with sample essays for help analyzing ads, art, photographs and other images.

    How to Write a Visual Analysis Paper

    How to Write a Visual Analysis Paper

    by Virginia Kearney25

  • The apple harvest is complete, the apple picker exhausted. Will he sleep a natural sleep or remain troubled as he dreams? Frost's metaphorical, strange poem has a complex rhyme scheme, a core mystery.

    Analysis of Poem After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost

    Analysis of Poem After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • An in-depth analysis of "Daddy," a dark and powerful poem by Sylvia Plath, written a year or so before her tragic death. Plath's 16-stanza song of a tortured daughter is full of symbolism and allusion.

    Analysis of Poem "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath

    Analysis of Poem "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath

    by Andrew Spacey15

  • A new series of essays to support you with your homework at school. They are based on my experience working at schools in the UK. Part 1 covers the popular topic of describing your own family.

    Free German Essays on Family: Meine Familie

    Free German Essays on Family: Meine Familie

    by bongawonga32

  • Great and easy topics for your cause-effect paper. This article includes topic questions, videos, and links to help you find out how and what to write.

    100 Cause and Effect Essay Topics

    100 Cause and Effect Essay Topics

    by Virginia Kearney54

  • An analysis of Max Ehrmann's didactic prose poem "Desiderata." The wise advice in these calming lines from 1927 still holds strong in the twenty-first century. The advice given in “Desiderata” is an excellent focus for the practice of mindful meditation at the start of each day.

    An Analysis of "Desiderata" (1927), a Prose Poem by Max Ehrmann

    An Analysis of "Desiderata" (1927), a Prose Poem by Max Ehrmann

    by GlenR0

  • The speaker in John Donne's Holy Sonnet VI now finds himself very close to leaving his body. He speculates about his journey, after death has uncoupled his soul from its physical encasement.

    John Donne's Holy Sonnet VI

    John Donne's Holy Sonnet VI

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • The Titanic sunk as a result of a collision with an iceberg in the North Atlantic on that fateful night in 1912. The next day, icebergs with noticeable damage were found nearby and photographed. But where exactly did this occur? And where is the wreckage now?

    Where Did the Titanic Sink?

    Where Did the Titanic Sink?

    by Melanie Shebel14

  • W.H. Auden's The Unknown Citizen is an ironic take on the Unknown Soldier, whose monument represents all those anonymous victims of war. It praises and mocks a model citizen. Who is free and happy?

    Analysis of Poem "The Unknown Citizen" by W.H. Auden

    Analysis of Poem "The Unknown Citizen" by W.H. Auden

    by Andrew Spacey6

  • Shakespeare did not have much faith in traditional gender roles. His constant subversion of these roles in the submission of men to dominant women illustrates Shakespeare’s feelings that much was amiss in society’s typical dictation of the...

    Gender Roles in Macbeth and What It Means to Be a Man

    Gender Roles in Macbeth and What It Means to Be a Man

    by mikesweetwater7

  • "Death & Co." is one of Plath's weaker poems, relying heavily on postmodern obtuseness and obscurity; it features seven free verse paragraphs, the final a single line.

    Sylvia Plath's "Death & Co."

    Sylvia Plath's "Death & Co."

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Winston Churchill was one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. Despite a privileged upbringing, he was a low achiever at school and had a rocky military and political career.

    20 Facts About Winston Churchill

    20 Facts About Winston Churchill

    by Paul Goodman3

  • This is more than a list of general subjects. This is a list of good research topics that make writing a paper easy and quick. Each research topic is specific, manageable, and easily divided into sections. This makes these topics much more valuable.

    60 Good Research Topics With Examples and Ideas

    60 Good Research Topics With Examples and Ideas

    by Jule Romans1

  • Explanations of the different Catholic symbols. These symbols act as badges of faith, teaching tools, and aids on the journey towards understanding complex philosophies.

    List of Catholic Symbols and Meanings

    List of Catholic Symbols and Meanings

    by MM Del Rosario122

  • This article contains 50 idioms related to cats. We use idioms in everyday speech, but I had no idea that so many include a reference to cats. How many do you recognize?

    50 Cat Idioms and Phrases

    50 Cat Idioms and Phrases

    by Ben Reed16

  • This poem, from Songs Of Experience, is about the suppression of anger in our relationships. Is it wise to bottle it up until it bursts out uncontrollably? Or is it better to let it out?

    Analysis of Poem "A Poison Tree" by William Blake

    Analysis of Poem "A Poison Tree" by William Blake

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • An early poem of Heaney's that takes the reader back to his childhood and the devastating death of his young brother. In a subtle, controlled form, powerful imagery emerges out of this family scene.

    Analysis of Poem "Mid-Term Break" by Seamus Heaney

    Analysis of Poem "Mid-Term Break" by Seamus Heaney

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • During the Battle of the Bulge, Americans fought against a massive German onslaught. On Christmas Eve 1944, three American and four German soldiers honored a truce forced upon them by a German mother.

    About World War 2: A Small Christmas Truce

    About World War 2: A Small Christmas Truce

    by David Hunt53

  • One of Keats' five odes, Ode On A Grecian Urn explores the idea of beauty as truth through Keats' own 'negative capability' and the strength of the imagination. Pictures on an ancient urn inspire the speaker to question the transient nature of human happiness and love. Art endures but also teases.

    Analysis of the Poem "Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats

    Analysis of the Poem "Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats

    by Andrew Spacey6

  • Everything you need to know about Chicago slang, culture, and that infamous accent—so you can sound like you're a Windy City native.

    The Chicago Accent, Slang, and Culture

    The Chicago Accent, Slang, and Culture

    by Melanie Shebel115

  • Discover some emotional, tragic, and touching short stories that will make you sad and, possibly, make you cry. Each selection has a short description and a link for easy reading.

    Sad Short Stories That Might Make You Cry Online

    Sad Short Stories That Might Make You Cry Online

    by Howard Allen0

  • Donne's love poem, an aubade, contains a metaphysical conceit, an argument, a figure of speech involving imaginative use of unusual metaphor. The Good-Morrow is about the unity of love, two hemispheres forming one globe, the speaker waking up wondering what the lovers did 'till we loved?'

    Analysis of the Poem "The Good-Morrow" by John Donne

    Analysis of the Poem "The Good-Morrow" by John Donne

    by Andrew Spacey1

  • Recently, I was talking with a colleague at work and I mentioned that civilizations usually only last 500 years. The only problem was that I couldn't remember where I had heard that. In fact, I wasn't all that sure that I was right. I know that the...

    How Long Did the Empires of Ancient Civilizations Last?

    How Long Did the Empires of Ancient Civilizations Last?

    by larryfreeman121

  • We Real Cool packs quite a punch despite being a lean poem. Written from experience of teenagers in a pool hall, Gwendolyn Brooks combines slick diction with an unusual poetic form, creating rebels.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Lady Lazarus, Plath's regeneration poem, is an intense dramatic monologue that creates a myth out of suicide, the need to die in order to be reborn. Beyond confessional, it is self-parody, art exhibition, a naked tease. Here is art posing as a revengeful woman. Provocative and painful.

    Analysis of Poem Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath

    Analysis of Poem Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • The Adventure of the Final Problem was penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the the final problem faced by Sherlock Holmes. Taking down the gang of Professor Moriarty could have some deadly results.

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Final Problem

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Final Problem

    by Colin Quartermain2

  • Heaney's Punishment poem explores the violent nature of human tribal revenge, comparing a young, Iron Age body found in peat bog with that of the 'betraying sisters' of the modern era in Northern Ireland. Heaney uses history and the methods of punishment; his rich language is sharp and personal

    Analysis of Poem Punishment by Seamus Heaney

    Analysis of Poem Punishment by Seamus Heaney

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • The recent discovery of a series of Meso-American archaeological sites in the rain forest of Honduras has provided scientists with reason to re-examine their understanding of pre-Columbian history.

    La Ciudad Blanca: The White City of Honduras

    La Ciudad Blanca: The White City of Honduras

    by Harry Nielsen6

  • 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 Burns68

  • Let's have some fun learning Tagalog, the language of the Philippines, with over 20 hip and Filipino millineal slang words. Even outdated Filipino slang are in this list of Tagalog slang words.

    More Than 20 Tagalog Slang Words for Everyday Use

    More Than 20 Tagalog Slang Words for Everyday Use

    by precy anza74

  • Wallace Stevens's The Snow Man is a short poem that delights and puzzles, and 'resists the intelligence'. The setting is a bleak landscape of snow and evergreens; it's January, the speaker is thinking about the way ice and snow form on trees. He himself is nothing, that is, he's the mind of winter

    Analysis of the Poem "The Snow Man" by Wallace Stevens

    Analysis of the Poem "The Snow Man" by Wallace Stevens

    by Andrew Spacey3

  • The pope is supposed to be the man closest to God but what have we here? A history of debauchery, blood lust, unholy fornication, jealousy, murder, and nihilism? These men could compete and win as the world's biggest sleezemongers on any reality TV show.

    Popes Gone Wild: What the Catholic Church Would Rather You Forget

    Popes Gone Wild: What the Catholic Church Would Rather You Forget

    by Theophanes Avery121

  • 50 idioms and phrases that have their origins in all things nautical. Sea-faring has developed a unique language and terminology over the centuries and many of these snippets of language are now incorporated into everyday our vocabulary, often without us realising where they began.

    50 Nautical Terms and Sailing Phrases That Have Enriched Our Language

    50 Nautical Terms and Sailing Phrases That Have Enriched Our Language

    by Ben Reed5

  • Chinese Empresses seldom feature prominently in the history of the Middle Kingdom. When they do, however, they leave legacies that either horrify or inspire for centuries.

    Top 5 Chinese Empresses You Should Know About

    Top 5 Chinese Empresses You Should Know About

    by Kuan Leong Yong2

  • Three sonnets from Romeo and Juliet are in the Act I prologue, the lovers' first kiss in Act I, and the Act II prologue. Follow along with this article to study three sonnets in Romeo and Juliet. This article will also provide a complete review of rhyme scheme and iambic pentameter.

    The Three Sonnets in Romeo and Juliet: Analysis and Explanation

    The Three Sonnets in Romeo and Juliet: Analysis and Explanation

    by Jule Romans2

  • Red Riding Hood is one of the classic fairy tales—everybody knows it. Less known, however, is the powerful symbolism behind the story. Let's explore it along with a short summary, a comparison of two different versions, and various theories and interpretations!

    The Little Red Riding Hood: Summary and Symbols Explained

    The Little Red Riding Hood: Summary and Symbols Explained

    by Tolovaj Publishing House91

  • The Michigan Accent & Slang Words. Groups of people from every US state and, really, every place in the world have a unique accent and Michigan is no different! Learn Michigan-isms here!

    The Michigan Accent & Slang Words

    The Michigan Accent & Slang Words

    by Melanie Shebel699

  • Using a structured approach to compare and contrast two or more poems gives you a better chance of gaining top grades. This article will help you understand the meaning of comparison and show you how to shape an essay effectively.

    Comparing Two or More Poems for a Literature Essay

    Comparing Two or More Poems for a Literature Essay

    by Andrew Spacey6

  • God reveals Himself by many names throughout the scriptures that express a quality of His character that is vital for us to know. One in particular stands out to me lately in reference to the miracle of the five loaves and two fish as told in all four of the Gospels (Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:31-44, Luke 9:10-16, and John 6:5-14) - signifying a lesson that applies to every sphere of our life. El Shaddai the "All Sufficient One" is the name that reminds me of the Lord at this event.

    El Shaddai—The All Sufficient God

    El Shaddai—The All Sufficient God

    by Tamarajo52

  • This hub takes a look into the symbolism of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A Raisin in the Sun. There is a lot of symbolism in the play, which is a testament to Lorraine Hansberry's skill as a playwright.

    Symbolism in A Raisin in the Sun

    Symbolism in A Raisin in the Sun

    by professorcoban4

  • There are numerous online and non-writing contests you can participate for a chance of winning diverse contests. If you would like to participate in an essay, poem, fiction, photography or designing; then read on. You won't miss a contest to your heart's desire.

    2019 Free International Writing & Non-Writing Entry Contests

    2019 Free International Writing & Non-Writing Entry Contests

    by Benny Alianess94

  • The character of Macbeth has seven different soliloquies within the play. Four of them are exceptionally well known. The other three soliloquies are not quoted as frequently, but they are essential to Macbeth’s character development.

    Macbeth's Soliloquies Listed and Explained

    Macbeth's Soliloquies Listed and Explained

    by Jule Romans0

  • The 8 Wives of Ivan The Terrible - Ivan IV Vasilyevich of Russia was married 8 times, but can he be blamed for the execution or divorce of the wives he replaced?

    The 8 Wives of Ivan The Terrible

    The 8 Wives of Ivan The Terrible

    by Thomas Swan22

  • Goldilocks (often with three bears) seems like a simple story for children, but it has pretty interesting history and many surprising variations.

    The History Behind the Story of Goldilocks

    The History Behind the Story of Goldilocks

    by Tolovaj Publishing House65

  • A discussion of the "Do unto others" Bible verse. Matthew 7:12: "In everything, do unto others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." The Golden Rule Bible verse. Love your neighbor as yourself bible verse.

    The “Do Unto Others” Bible Verse

    The “Do Unto Others” Bible Verse

    by Justin Aptaker12

  • America's first president, George Washington was keenly aware of his importance as the nation's first president, once remarking that "There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not be hereafter drawn into precedent." This essay provides an overview of Washington's actions as America's first president and how his actions established precedents for the American nation today.

    George Washington: The Precedent President

    George Washington: The Precedent President

    by William R Bowen Jr13

  • World War II was a terrible event that will be remembered as one of the darkest chapters in human history. Here are some reasons why the US entered the war and background on what caused the war to break out in the first place.

    Reasons for American Entry Into WWII

    Reasons for American Entry Into WWII

    by Justin Ives36

  • 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

  • An explanation of why people use code switching, an introduction to types of code switching with examples, and suggestions for teachers teaching a foreign or second language.

    Code Switching:  Definition, Types, and Examples

    Code Switching: Definition, Types, and Examples

    by Seckin Esen53

  • One very obvious area of ancient greek influence is architecture: Just look at the downtown of nearly any major city in the U.S., or many of the great cities of Europe. Read on to learn about the three Orders of ancient Greek architecture, the names of commonly used architectural elements, and various styles of architecture inspired by Ancient Greece.

    The Influence of Ancient Greek Architecture

    The Influence of Ancient Greek Architecture

    by Brainy Bunny73

  • Sonnet 130 is an anomaly. Shakespeare breaks with convention and creates a parody of tired Petrarchan ideals. His lover has wires for hairs, her lips are not red as coral, her breasts are dingy brown not white and her breath reeks. Praise beauty? Not in sonnet 130. Yet his love for her runs deeper?

    Analysis of Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey9

  • The 50s were an interesting time in my life. There were new fads on television, in music, dances, and at school. Pop culture was changing. In this hub I recall popular fads of the mid and late-50s.

    Fads of the '50s: What Was Popular in the '50s?

    Fads of the '50s: What Was Popular in the '50s?

    by Paul Richard Kuehn88

  • This article explores how to teach drama using several different, easy concepts. Gain confidence in your lessons when you use any one or a combination of these tools. A clear guide for how to use drama lesson plans, drama games, improvisation games, and monologues.

    How to Teach Drama:  Lesson Plans and Activities for the Classroom

    How to Teach Drama: Lesson Plans and Activities for the Classroom

    by Jule Romans4

  • Valentine is an alternative love poem that explores the idea of love through metaphor and structure. No sugar coated valentine's gift from this speaker; an onion is preferred. An onion repels but is like the moon and has many layers. It also makes you cry. A poem of truth and pain.

    Analysis of Poem Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy

    Analysis of Poem Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy

    by Andrew Spacey3

  • In depth analysis of Elizabeth Bishop's timeless Sestina, a complex unrhymed poem about a grandmother and a child in the kitchen of a house. A repetitive, magical and mysterious poem.

    Analysis of Sestina by Elizabeth Bishop

    Analysis of Sestina by Elizabeth Bishop

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Why did Ancient Rome execute its prisoners in such a public, painful, humiliating fashion? Learn more of Roman public executions and who they punished and why.

    How and Why the Romans Executed People

    How and Why the Romans Executed People

    by CMHypno73

  • if you've just been sorted into your Hogwarts House, it can be difficult what to do next. This article provides a handy explanation of each house, including their house colours, founder, house ghost, headteacher, main characters, associated traits, strengths and weaknesses.

    Harry Potter: The Four Hogwarts Houses Explained

    Harry Potter: The Four Hogwarts Houses Explained

    by K S Lane2

  • We start first with the prologue in its entirety and a quick summary of the facts. Then, we move on to a translation and explanation of each line individually. To make things easier, the prologue is repeated in full again at the end of the analysis.

    Romeo and Juliet Prologue Analysis, Line by Line

    Romeo and Juliet Prologue Analysis, Line by Line

    by Jule Romans3

  • Design is a traditional sonnet, with a twist, that explores the nature of intelligent design and questions whether or not that design is malevolent. A spider, a moth's wings and a flower are involved

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Design" by Robert Frost

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • The speaker in John Donne's Holy Sonnet VII is commanding his beloved Creator to instruct him in true repentance, in order to receive the grace that he so strongly desires and needs.

    John Donne's Holy Sonnet VII

    John Donne's Holy Sonnet VII

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Carol Rumens' "The Emigree" is a thoughtful poem about displacement and being forced to leave the country that is home for foreign shores because of conflict. The first-person speaker looks back with fond memories of her country despite the reality of tyrants and war.

    Analysis of the Poem "The Emigree" by Carol Rumens

    Analysis of the Poem "The Emigree" by Carol Rumens

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Get inspiration for your modern dream home. I have included some designs for homes of all shapes and sizes.

    Simple Modern Homes and Plans

    Simple Modern Homes and Plans

    by jahnbar402

  • With a title taken from Shakespeare's play Macbeth, Frost's poem Out, Out is about life and death on a rural farm. In an idyllic setting a young boy is working a buzz saw but a fateful accident brings about his sad demise. Is his death insignificant? Who is responsible? Blank verse, deep imagery.

    Analysis of Poem "Out, Out -" by Robert Frost

    Analysis of Poem "Out, Out -" by Robert Frost

    by Andrew Spacey5

  • Learning to write in iambic pentameter can be challenging for some. Here is one method to teach yourself how to write in iambic pentameter.

    How to Write in Iambic Pentameter

    How to Write in Iambic Pentameter

    by Katharine L Sparrow21

  • Wilbur's poem The Writer is an extended metaphor neatly combining a trapped bird and a boat to figuratively create the writer's journey. The writer happens to be his daughter who is busily tapping away on a typewriter as he listens knowingly. The struggle to create can be a life or death situation.

    Analysis of Poem The Writer by Richard Wilbur

    Analysis of Poem The Writer by Richard Wilbur

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • The primary similarities and differences between the geographies, economics, educations, and governments of ancient Spartan and Athens.

    Sparta and Athens

    Sparta and Athens

    by Anonemuss261

  • Sylvia Plath's poem "Mirror" is a reflection on what it means to be a woman uncertain of the future, haunted by the past. When we look into the mirror, is what we see what we get?

    Analysis of Poem "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath

    Analysis of Poem "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • The Great Depression was a severe economic downturn that occurred in the 1930s. It was triggered by a stock market crash in the United States, but went on to affect the whole world.

    10 Facts About the Great Depression

    10 Facts About the Great Depression

    by Paul Goodman34

  • 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 – Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record...

    “Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind” Bible Verse Analysis

    “Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind” Bible Verse Analysis

    by Justin Aptaker12

  • Robert Browning's dramatic monologue is all about power and the psychology of possession. The curiously disturbing Duke of Ferrara, who is telling lies, or truths, to an emissary of the next family he will marry into, comments on his last duchess, now a painting on the wall. A satire on the elite?

    Analysis of Poem My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

    Analysis of Poem My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

    by Andrew Spacey13

  • There have been a number of brilliant military generals in history but only a few have stood apart from the rest of the competition. These generals are known for their brilliant tactics which have given them a lasting impression in history as the greatest.

    Greatest Military Generals in History

    Greatest Military Generals in History

    by Sudhir21

  • Larkin's 'atheist poem' in which he explores the spiritual significance of the church, despite the decline of religious ritual in the western world. Contains dry wit and keen perception.

    Analysis of Poem "Church Going" by Philip Larkin

    Analysis of Poem "Church Going" by Philip Larkin

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Emily Dickinson's American (innovative) sonnet reveals an attitude dramatized in the Shakespeare sonnets: the poet's confidence in her creation of a world of beauty that will last forever.

    Emily Dickinson's "There is another sky"

    Emily Dickinson's "There is another sky"

    by Linda Sue Grimes6

  • One of the most challenging aspects of Plato's philosophy is his Theory of Forms, the idea that non-physical Forms represent the most accurate version of reality.

    An Introduction to Plato’s Theory of Forms

    An Introduction to Plato’s Theory of Forms

    by Jennifer Wilber4

  • Romantic poet John Keats wrote this sensuous, pastoral ode knowing he was closer to death than at any time in his young life. To Autumn is bursting with rich natural imagery - full analysis.

    Analysis of Poem " To Autumn " by John Keats

    Analysis of Poem " To Autumn " by John Keats

    by Andrew Spacey3

  • Having a good "attention getter" for an essay paper is absolutely crucial because, on average, people will give you the first 2 sentences to decide whether or not your essay will be interesting or a waste of time.

    Good Attention Getters for Essays With Examples

    Good Attention Getters for Essays With Examples

    by Alex Hills69

  • Some things never change, including sex and politics. The Cabinet of President Andrew Jackson was no different than it is today with swirling rumors of scandal and adultery. However, this affair would ruin the careers of those in the president’s inner circle.

    Peggy Eaton, Andrew Jackson, and the Petticoat Affair

    Peggy Eaton, Andrew Jackson, and the Petticoat Affair

    by Doug West4

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