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  • God reveals Himself by many names throughout Scripture. Each expresses a quality of Him that is vital to know. One, in particular, stands out in reference to the miracle of the five loaves and two fish as told in all four of the Gospels signifying a lesson that applies to every sphere of our life.

    El Shaddai—The All Sufficient God

    El Shaddai—The All Sufficient God

    by Tamarajo56

  • A writer's notebook or inspiration journal is a great way to inspire yourself through quotes, writing prompts, poems, pictures, or really anything else you find interesting.

    How to Start a Writer's Notebook

    How to Start a Writer's Notebook

    by Chloe51

  • Neoclassical Poetry is a type of poetry, which follows the pattern of poetry authored by the poets of ancient time i.e., Greek and Rome. Pope and Dryden were the leading writers of neoclassicism.

    Definition and Characteristics of Neoclassical Poetry

    Definition and Characteristics of Neoclassical Poetry

    by Muhammad Rafiq83

  • Whether it's for school or for an external club, writing a debate is tough. There are many different things to consider; formatting, style, and the arguments themselves are just the tip of the iceberg. To help you remove the guesswork, this article explores how to write a debate in six easy steps.

    How to Write a Debate

    How to Write a Debate

    by K S Lane10

  • 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 Aptaker14

  • 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 Spacey3

  • Humans suffer every day somewhere, somehow. But normal life goes on as if tragedy and pain did not exist? Through a study of the paintings of the Old Masters, this poem explores the consequences.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Musee des Beaux Arts" by W.H.Auden

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • A poem full of drama, powerful language and poetic device, Wind is typical Ted Hughes in that here is described a struggle with nature, a battle with the elements. Six stanzas of tense physicality.

    Analysis of Poem "Wind" by Ted Hughes

    Analysis of Poem "Wind" by Ted Hughes

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Wilfred Owen's poem Exposure explores the trauma and suffering soldiers experience on a WW1 battlefield within 24 hours. Using personification, metaphor and pararhyme within a cyclic, repetitive structure, Owen creates a powerful atmosphere that challenges war propaganda and civilian ignorance.

    Analysis of Poem Exposure by Wilfred Owen

    Analysis of Poem Exposure by Wilfred Owen

    by Andrew Spacey5

  • Artemis was the Goddess of the Hunt and the Goddess of the Moon in Greek mythology. She also falls into a category known as "virgin" goddesses, just meaning that she felt complete by herself.

    Artemis: Archetype and Goddess of the Hunt and Moon

    Artemis: Archetype and Goddess of the Hunt and Moon

    by Jean Bakula31

  • 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 Hills76

  • Robert Frost's Dust of Snow focuses on the most trivial event - a crow in a tree sending snow particles down onto an unhappy speaker. What is special is the way the bird does it, completely changing the mood. Frost uses ambiguous stressed keywords, rhyme, enjambment and symbolism. Nature helping man

    Analysis of Poem Dust of Snow by Robert Frost

    Analysis of Poem Dust of Snow by Robert Frost

    by Andrew Spacey5

  • 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 jahnbar406

  • Painter Frida Kahlo and entertainer extraordinaire Josephine Baker were both powerful and inspiring in many ways. While both were married to men, they frequently had affairs with women.

    When Frida Kahlo Set Her Eyes on Josephine Baker

    When Frida Kahlo Set Her Eyes on Josephine Baker

    by Corinna Nicole30

  • This article suggests a list of some of the best archaeological sites in the world. A brief summary explains the historical and archaeological significance of each site.

    13 Most Impressive Archaeological Sites

    13 Most Impressive Archaeological Sites

    by Kelley Marks37

  • 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

  • The history of the Vietnam War often gets boiled down to who won and who lost. Although it's a very complex subject, this article tries to answer a basic question from the U.S. point of view.

    Who Won the Vietnam War?

    Who Won the Vietnam War?

    by crankalicious20

  • Allen Ginsberg's Howl is an evocative poem in three parts. A counter-cultural work full of emotional, sexual, religious and social themes. Explicit language and image create a raw, surreal world, drug fueled, full of pain and glory. Howl inspired Dylan, broke the rules, began the 'Beat' revolution.

    Analysis of Poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg

    Analysis of Poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • An adolescent love poem that looks back at a first date, with the emphasis on oranges and new potential. Full of images and contrasts, this insightful poem is an extended metaphor of sorts.

    Analysis of "Oranges" by Gary Soto

    Analysis of "Oranges" by Gary Soto

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Does language affect our thinking? How do deaf people think if they never heard speech? Do animals think without language? This essay is based on my research.

    Do We Need Language to Think?

    Do We Need Language to Think?

    by Glenn Stok28

  • Snake, one of D.H.Lawrence's celebrated animal poems, is a personal account of a meeting with a Sicilian viper. This analysis will guide both student and poetry lover through the layers of meaning.

    An Analysis of the Poem Snake by D.H.Lawrence

    An Analysis of the Poem Snake by D.H.Lawrence

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • 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

  • There are a number of deadly mythological creatures from different cultures around the world. Many of these monsters are the stuff of our worst nightmares. Let's have a look at 20 of the strangest and most dangerous mythological monsters.

    The 20 Most Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures

    The 20 Most Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures

    by Random Thoughts15

  • In Dorothy Sayer's Gaudy Night, Latin quotations carry important subtexts that are inaccessible to modern readers. Here are my translations and interpretations of these phrases, to help you discover nuances which dictionaries and online translators cannot give you.

    Translations of Latin in Dorothy Sayers' Gaudy Night

    Translations of Latin in Dorothy Sayers' Gaudy Night

    by Ellen43

  • Gabriel Okara's Once Upon A Time focuses on culture clash, namely how Western culture changed the old African culture, for the worse. A father tells his son how people once were genuine and honest and how he wants to relearn how to laugh, like his son, still innocent. Nostalgic, heartfelt.

    Analysis of Poem Once Upon A Time by Gabriel Okara

    Analysis of Poem Once Upon A Time by Gabriel Okara

    by Andrew Spacey7

  • 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

  • This article looks at the meaning in the short story "On Her Knees" by Tim Winton. It includes a summary, a look at themes, and the consideration of a few questions.

    Analysis of "On Her Knees" by Tim Winton

    Analysis of "On Her Knees" by Tim Winton

    by Howard Allen1

  • Marge Piercy's feminist poem belittles the stereotype of the perfect woman, suggesting that the patterns of behavior and body image touted by society cause little girls to kill themselves . . .

    Marge Piercy's "Barbie Doll"

    Marge Piercy's "Barbie Doll"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • This article contains a summary of the major ideas of the philosophy of Aristotle. Read on to learn about how Artistotle differed from his teacher, Plato, and his contributions to Western thought.

    Key Concepts of the Philosophy of Aristotle

    Key Concepts of the Philosophy of Aristotle

    by Robephiles9

  • 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.

    2020 Free International Writing & Non-Writing Entry Contests

    2020 Free International Writing & Non-Writing Entry Contests

    by Alianess Benny Njuguna121

  • 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 Spacey3

  • The British Royal Navy has a language all of its own. Jackspeak (navy slang) reflects both its proud history and also the culture (good and bad) of the sailor. Everyday salty (sometimes saucy) expressions originating from a life at sea.

    Jack Speak—Naval Language and Slang of the Royal Navy

    Jack Speak—Naval Language and Slang of the Royal Navy

    by Rik Ravado53

  • 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 Aptaker13

  • A thorough overview of common styles, colors, and motifs found on Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs. Includes a color guide as well as all the different variants of popular symbols.

    Dutch Hex Signs Style & Symbolism Guide

    Dutch Hex Signs Style & Symbolism Guide

    by Marla Watson25

  • 10 Weird Gods and Goddesses - Myths and legends about ten absurd deities from eight different world religions. Includes Loki and a number of Greek gods.

    10 Weird Gods and Goddesses

    10 Weird Gods and Goddesses

    by Thomas Swan52

  • The goddess Sophia was the wise and spiritual one of the archetypes of goddesses. Her identity was hidden, as men of her time in history were threatened by strong women.

    Sophia Goddess of Spirituality in Mature Women

    Sophia Goddess of Spirituality in Mature Women

    by Jean Bakula12

  • 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 CMHypno74

  • This article suggests the 45 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.

    45 Greatest Paintings of Modern Art

    45 Greatest Paintings of Modern Art

    by Kelley Marks17

  • 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 Rosario123

  • As I Walked Out One Evening is Auden's rhyming ballad about time, love and mortality. With allusions from nursery rhyme, song and fairy tale this poem also has vivid and sometimes surreal imagery. It highlights the power of the hour, the hope of love, the denial of reality as the river flows on.

    Analysis of the Poem

    Analysis of the Poem "As I Walked Out One Evening" by W.H.Auden

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • 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 Spacey6

  • Full analysis of Byzantium, Yeats's great mystical poem. This poem's theme is that of the creative human soul and the spiritual struggle for purification. Eternity lies in perfecting Art. Based in Yeats's dream city Byzantium, where divine art, golden imagery and symbols create a unity of being.

    Analysis of the Poem

    Analysis of the Poem "Byzantium" by W.B.Yeats

    by Andrew Spacey6

  • How to use "said" correctly in a story, what to use instead of it, and other ways to convey how a word or line of dialogue was said.

    550 Alternative Words for "Said"

    550 Alternative Words for "Said"

    by ajbarnett499

  • One of Shakespeare's most popular love sonnets, sonnet 18 is a tribute to the 'fair youth' with the poet comparing his lover to a summer's day and finding the lover more lovely. Full analysis includes critical look at rhythm, rhyme and syntax.

    Summary and Full Analysis of Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare

    Summary and Full Analysis of Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • How big was the Titanic? In its day it was one of the largest ships ever built. It wasn’t until almost 100 years later that the Titanic was dwarfed by cruise ships.

    Titanic Size Comparison to Modern Cruise Ships

    Titanic Size Comparison to Modern Cruise Ships

    by Melvin Porter109

  • Ope is a phrase that supposedly exists only in the Midwest. Here, we examine usages of this phrase, the Midwest Accent, and slang from the Midwest.

    The Midwest Accent & Slang Terms

    The Midwest Accent & Slang Terms

    by Melanie33

  • 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 Kearney56

  • 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

  • Carp art - and in particular koi art - is some of the most famous artwork to be exported from Asia. In "Chinese and Japanese Koi Fish Art", Chinese and Japanese carp paintings, koi art, and the history and cultural significance behind the carp are discussed.

    Chinese and Japanese Koi Art

    Chinese and Japanese Koi Art

    by truefaith73

  • 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

  • Tales of outlaws have been immortalized by dime novels and legend. But not often does one stumble upon a story of a female bandit. Here you'll find the stories of 10 Western women who lived outside the law.

    10 Notorious Female Outlaws From the Wild West

    10 Notorious Female Outlaws From the Wild West

    by Sckylar Gibby-Brown10

  • 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 ScribblingGeek2

  • She Walks In Beauty is a lyric poem by the archetypal romantic, Lord Byron. With full rhyme, alliteration and simile, written in iambic tetrameter, it explores the feelings of a speaker inspired by female beauty. Is beauty based on inner purity and goodness alone, or a mix of light and dark?

    Analysis of Poem She Walks in Beauty by George Gordon, Lord Byron

    Analysis of Poem She Walks in Beauty by George Gordon, Lord Byron

    by Andrew Spacey19

  • Malcolm X was a controversial African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To many, he was a courageous advocate for black rights who spoke the truth. To others, he was a racist who used his charisma to promote violence. Here are 18 facts about the man.

    18 Facts About Malcolm X

    18 Facts About Malcolm X

    by Paul Goodman30

  • Ulysses, a blank verse dramatic monologue, is Tennyson's poem of hope, positivity and inspiration. After losing his best friend Arthur Hallam, who died suddenly whilst travelling, Tennyson wrote Ulysses in an attempt to regain his own life. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

    Analysis of Poem Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    Analysis of Poem Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • 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 Esen54

  • Not all religions believe in the ritual of baptism (cleansing, washing). Those who do have their own take on its necessity. Some view it as sacramental, others as symbolic, and others as both.

    Which Religions Practice Baptism? Which Do Not?

    Which Religions Practice Baptism? Which Do Not?

    by Beverley Byer19

  • Prayer Before Birth is a poem Louis MacNeice wrote during World War Two. He was living in London and German rocket bombs were landing. The speaker in the poem is an unborn child, destined to be born into a violent, disturbed world. A powerful monologue addressed to God and humanity.

    Analysis of Poem Prayer Before Birth by Louis MacNiece

    Analysis of Poem Prayer Before Birth by Louis MacNiece

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • 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 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 Nielsen10

  • Why are there so many similarities in the life story and teachings of Jesus Christ and Buddha? Were the authors of The Holy Bible influenced by Eastern traditions?

    The Many Similarities Between Jesus and Buddha

    The Many Similarities Between Jesus and Buddha

    by Catherine Giordano76

  • Let's have some fun learning Tagalog, the language of the Philippines, with more than 30 slang words commonly used by hip Filipino millennials. Even a outdated terms are included in this list of Tagalog slang words.

    More Than 30 Tagalog Slang Words for Everyday Use

    More Than 30 Tagalog Slang Words for Everyday Use

    by precy anza88

  • A Vietnam veteran, Yusef Komunyakaa faces his past whilst visiting the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC. With strong images and figurative language this poem explores reality versus memory.

    Analysis of Poem "Facing It" by Yusef Komunyakaa

    Analysis of Poem "Facing It" by Yusef Komunyakaa

    by Andrew Spacey5

  • Sterling A. Brown's "Southern Cop" dramatically portrays a bundle of anger, authority, rage, and racism. The importance of the speaker weighs more heavily than the actual characters in the poem.

    Sterling A. Brown's "Southern Cop"

    Sterling A. Brown's "Southern Cop"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Frost's Fire and Ice could have been inspired by Dante's Inferno, Canto 32, where in a fiery hell sinners are up to their necks in a lake of ice. Conversely, a chat with astronomer Harlow Shapley about the end of the world may have spurred Frost to write this compact rhyming classic. Desire or hate?

    Analysis of Poem "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost

    Analysis of Poem "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost

    by Andrew Spacey12

  • Seamus Heaney's Storm On The Island is a monologue poem in blank verse. The speaker describes how life is shaped by the storm, how the architecture withstands such forces. With powerful language and imagery.Some think the poem a metaphor for the historical troubles on the island of Ireland.

    Analysis of the Poem

    Analysis of the Poem "Storm on the Island" by Seamus Heaney

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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 Kuehn102

  • "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

  • A short Victorian poem which Henley wrote whilst in hospital. Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill have all used the poem for inspiration and guidance. Invictus means unconquerable.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Invictus" by W.E.Henley

    by Andrew Spacey1

  • 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 Spacey9

  • A brief description of five of the greatest and the most powerful Islamic Empires in history...

    Five Great Islamic Empires

    Five Great Islamic Empires

    by StormsHalted17

  • 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

  • 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 Burns78

  • 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 Spacey11

  • 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

  • In a world without social programs the poor had to rely on the charity of others; sometimes that charity was so grudgingly dispensed to make it unattractive.

    Living in a Victorian Workhouse

    Living in a Victorian Workhouse

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • 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 each house's colours, founder, house ghost, head teacher, main characters, associated traits, strengths and weaknesses.

    Harry Potter: The Four Hogwarts Houses Explained

    Harry Potter: The Four Hogwarts Houses Explained

    by K S Lane4

  • Famous paintings of world renowned artists are indeed priceless and contain interesting little-known facts that are worth exploring. Read through the article to see what lie behind these masterpieces.

    Fascinating Facts About Ten Famous Paintings

    Fascinating Facts About Ten Famous Paintings

    by aprilsemogan9

  • 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 Kelly165

  • Everyday things are often taken for granted when, in fact, they have changed the world so much that people would miss them if they were gone. Here is a list of 20 American inventions in the last 200 years that have made a significant impact on human existence.

    20 American Inventions That Changed the World

    20 American Inventions That Changed the World

    by Jameshank59

  • The early 1900's were a time of displacement of over 500,000 people in the U.S. Many became Hobos and became a migrant society. As they traveled they developed a communication code using symbols.

    All Things Hobo—Signs and Symbols

    All Things Hobo—Signs and Symbols

    by Joel Diffendarfer16

  • "Still I Rise" is one of Maya Angelou's best poems. It's a defiant, hopeful, and uplifting lyrical poem that stirs the heart, prepares the soul for struggle, and gives us food for thought.

    Analysis of the Poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou

    Analysis of the Poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • Everyone that ever lived and everything they did has contributed to our history. It's the story of people on this planet. Historians are time-detectives, looking for clues to find out about the past.

    What Is History? Introducing History to Kids

    What Is History? Introducing History to Kids

    by Amanda Littlejohn51

  • A curious poem full of metaphors and strong imagery, written for comic and disturbing effect when Sylvia Plath mistakenly thought she was pregnant. Nine lines, one for each month of pregnancy.

    Analysis of Poem "Metaphors" by Sylvia Plath

    Analysis of Poem "Metaphors" by Sylvia Plath

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • There have been several warrior groups across history that developed a reputation for being fearless and deadly. These warriors distinguished themselves as some of the greatest forces in history. Learn about ten of them here in this article.

    Top 10 Greatest Warrior Groups in History

    Top 10 Greatest Warrior Groups in History

    by Random Thoughts4

  • In its post-war heydays, an all-male gathering of artists, writers, crooks, and aristocrats in London’s seedy red-light district involved crude behaviour.

    Prince Philip and the Thursday Club

    Prince Philip and the Thursday Club

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • 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 Spacey3

  • Writing a restaurant review is a fun activity to show your affection to the restaurant and how well they treated you or show your disapproval. While some people write for fun, there are professionals who are paid to do so.

    How to Write a Restaurant Review (With Examples)

    How to Write a Restaurant Review (With Examples)

    by Prachi Sharma7

  • John Donne's "The Flea" is an erotic metaphysical poem employing a conceit, or extended argument. The male speaker wants to make love to a woman, who resists. The lead role is the humble flea, which sucks the speaker first then the woman. Their blood is mingled in the flea, a symbol of sexual union.

    An Analysis of Poem "The Flea" by John Donne

    An Analysis of Poem "The Flea" by John Donne

    by Andrew Spacey6

  • When we think of the ancient Romans as historical; an ancient people from the past. But we often forget that the Romans had an entire history of their own filled with rich traditions.

    Roman Historiography: The History of Roman History

    Roman Historiography: The History of Roman History

    by Christy Kirwan4

  • Dystopian stories with short summaries and links for easy reading. For all fans of dystopian fiction.

    Dystopian Short Stories

    Dystopian Short Stories

    by Howard Allen17

  • 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 Reed7

  • Since antiquity, China was ruled by over 800 emperors. Here are the greatest Chinese emperors in recorded history. The ones credited with China’s growth and survival as a major civilization.

    Top 10 Greatest Chinese Emperors

    Top 10 Greatest Chinese Emperors

    by ScribblingGeek22

  • An elegy to the jazz singer Billie Holiday, The Day Lady Died is full of New York buzz, time schedules and cultural associations. Life in the here and now, until a headline sparks a memory.

    Analysis of Poem The Day Lady Died by Frank O'Hara

    Analysis of Poem The Day Lady Died by Frank O'Hara

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • 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 Spacey9

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