Seamus Heaney's Follower is a poem about his father, a man who worked the land. With full and slant rhyme, assonance and alliteration, it works its magic on the reader as the horses plough the furrow.
This article explores the impact of Greek culture on Roman art, literature, architecture, and military practices.
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.
Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, never once acknowledged Jefferson Davis as the president of the Confederate States. Here’s why.
Jacksonville, Florida, native James Weldon Johnson composed his tribute to his adopted New York City in a surprising Petrarchan sonnet.
In this essay, I review Plato's "Republic", and analyze the three-tiered class system within the society as defined based of the "myth of the metals".
Who was Buddha? What are the facts and myths of his life? What are the basics of his teachings? Are the teachings of Buddha a practical philosophy for the 21st century?
Throughout history, redheads have been feared and revered, loathed and adored, degraded and exalted. Here's an amusing look at the myths, legends, and a photo gallery of famous redheads with insightful quotes about the head of red!
We are all equal, so it’s only fair that we are all entitled to equal shares of everything. It’s not that simple.
Everybody knows the United States of America. But where do the names of all the states come from? The aim of this page is to chart the origins and meanings of the names of all 50 States of the Union.
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...
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.
This is an analytical essay that examines the racial issues in Shakespeare's play, "Othello." The play ponders whether race is a social fabrication or an innate ugliness of human nature.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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?'
Everything you need to know about Chicago slang, culture, and that infamous accent—so you can sound like you're a Windy City native.
Taking an Ethics class? This article summarizes terms and types of ethical theories that may help you succeed in your course.
Langston Hughes is writing a poem of someone who feels that America does not live up to what it should be. The tone and symbolism is angry and resentful.
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.
Christy Brown could only control his left leg as a result of his cerebral palsy. He overcame his disability to become an accomplished painter and international best-selling author.
James Monroe, aka the last cocked hat, was the fifth president of the United States. He had a great impact on our country, playing an integral part in the Louisiana Purchase.
When we need to double consonants in spelling. Rules and examples, short and long vowels and a glossary of terms.
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.
There is nothing in Scripture that is without significance. The colors and fabric examined in this lesson will form a tapestry of meaning as it concerns the Gospel.
Shakespeare's Sonnet 1. The first sonnet concentrates on beauty and the need to keep procreating by those who are blessed with good looks. Aimed at the Fair Youth, it entreats him to marry and have children before he dies.
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.
Pablo Neruda was one the 20th century's greatest poets. Here is a list of the five most famous poems he ever wrote!
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.
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.
The Brummie accent is one of many regional accents spoken within the UK. There are millions of speakers, and yet little is known of it outside of Birmingham.
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.
Dystopian stories with short summaries and links for easy reading. For all fans of dystopian fiction.
The primary similarities and differences between the geographies, economics, educations, and governments of ancient Spartan and Athens.
Emily Dickinson's classic short poem with full text and analysis. An extended metaphor, it brings the concept of hope that much closer to human understanding.
The modern nation-state arose out of the collapses of the European feudal order and the Roman church monopoly. This article gives an overview of the rise of the nation-state in Europe and then its expansion world-wide.
Industrialization began in Britain in the middle of the 18th Century, radically changing the world forever. Here are 10 Facts on the Industrial Revolution.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact is apparent over 50 years after his untimely death. Here are some facts about the great man.
Owen fought on the frontline in WWI and wrote this poem from direct experience. This poem is a powerful, graphic message to all who think it is sweet and proper to die for one's country.
A Shakespearean tragedy is a play penned by Shakespeare in the style of Shakespeare. Shakespearean tragedy is different from other styles of tragedy in its structure and features.
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.
One of Shakespeare's most popular love sonnets, the poet is comparing his lover to a summer's day and finding the lover more lovely. Full analysis includes critical look at rhythm, rhyme and syntax.
Tips on creating the perfect Medieval-themed meal for your next event! Tudor period focus, but great for general medieval parties, too! (Note: jousting and knights not included, but encouraged.)
Emily Dickinson's genius for capturing the unusual and transcendent is precisely expressed in this, one of her longest and best known poems. Summary and full analysis.
A powerful war poem, a sonnet, written whilst Owen was in hospital in 1917. The poet highlights the madness of war and the many young men who die 'as cattle.' Part elegy, part cry for justice.
One of the biggest factors in what a person would wear in ancient Egypt was their social class. The richer you were, the lighter the garment you would wear.
Maya Angelou's poem is full of imagery and figurative language, aimed at children and adults alike. Life Doesn't Frighten Me is about bravado and having a strategy to overcome fear.
Was Frank Lloyd Wright really as great as we claim him to be? Learn how Wright forever changed American architecture - and why the home you now live in could be one of his descendants.
Red Riding Hood is one of the classic fairy tales. Everybody knows it. Less known is powerful symbolism behind the story. Let's explore it through short summary!
Journey of the Magi is a reflective, dramatic monologue, that utilizes allusions, symbols and metaphors to produce a poem about birth, death, spiritual and cultural renewal.
Hellenistic and Hellenic civilization were time periods in Ancient Greece. But what's the difference between the two? Wasn't "Ancient Greece" just Ancient Greece? Not really...
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.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial salutes Veterans who died during the war. The Wall has an interesting history surrounded by controversy. The Three Servicemen Statue and Womens Memorial are also in the park.
The Puritans fled England to escape religious persecution, but were the Puritan colonies in the Americas bastions of religious tolerance and freedom of thought?
In this article, I will go over some examples of direct and indirect speech. Both types of speech have their own set of specific rules that need to be followed carefully.
An infamous serial killer lived just down the street from little Ann Marie Burr, who vanished in 1961. Was this little girl Ted Bundy's first victim?
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.
I spent 14 years teaching watercolor art therapy classes for senior citizens. Here are just 4 of the things I learned that may help others start art therapy classes.
"The Blue People of Kentucky" are not a myth. They are members of the Fugate family, who carry a rare, recessive gene that makes their skin appear blue.
Annabel Lee is one of Poe's best known poems. The theme is loss of love based on the death of a beautiful maiden, narrated in first person by the speaker. Haunting, dark and gothic.
What is the true meaning behind Jesus washing His disciples' feet at the last supper? Maybe it was deeper than we have been commonly taught.
Choosing the ten most important events in history is one of the most difficult and controversial things to do. I’ve attempted to create a list of major events that shaped the world.
Death of a Naturalist is a blank verse poem that looks back on childhood, contrasting a boy's innocence with that of disillusionment in the perception of nature. The death is metaphorical: the boy loses his love of nature when fear invades his mind because of the menacing frogs 'cocked on sods'.
A black female poet speaks to the white establishment in this short poem. Taken from her home in Africa, Phillis Wheatley ended up in Boston where she wrote verse and eventually to became free.
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.
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.
Langston Hughes's short poem I, Too gives a voice to the African American people, for so long treated as second class citizens in their own country. Using metaphor within free verse, Hughes focuses on the individual rights of a first person speaker, denied a seat at the table. From book Weary Blues
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.
Figurative language, or figures of speech, are rhetorical devices used by writers and speakers to give words meaning beyond their usual, literal definition. There are many different kinds of figures of speech, including simile, and metaphor, and in this article, I'll go over a few examples.
A Feminist and Formalist Literary Analysis of The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant: Two Different Approaches to Interpreting the same Literary Work.
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.
A sonnet that combines Greek mythology and world events, resulting in a powerful poem, a metaphor for the violence inherent in the cyclic nature of human history, as seen by the mystic Yeats.
Still I Rise is one of Maya Angelou's best poems. A defiant, hopeful, and uplifting lyrical poem that stirs the heart, prepares the soul for struggle and gives food for thought.
For sailors and mountaineers, knowledge of dozens of different knots is critical to staying alive; the rest of us can get by with nothing more than a granny knot.
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.
There are many different symbols representing bi pride and bisexual visibility that you may encounter at LGBT+ Pride events.
Communicating Your Literacy Journey Effectively: This article will help you create a complete and enjoyable literacy narrative, whether for fun or for an assignment. You might even have fun doing it!
There at least 25 large churches in America. Find out about them and discover how they got that way.
Explanations of the different Catholic symbols. These symbols act as badges of faith, teaching tools, and aids on the journey towards understanding complex philosophies.
Get inspiration for your modern dream home. I have included some designs for homes of all shapes and sizes.
Deep philosophical questions make us think about reality in a different way than we normally would. Here are some questions to get you thinking outside of your comfort zone.
The speaker in Frost's Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening is of two minds; whether to stay and watch the lovely woods fill with snow or keep his promises and move on. His confused horse shakes the harness bells. Move on? Or what?
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
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.
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?
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.
Do you know how to use the word "myself?" Incorrect use of "myself" will not be tolerated...by me, myself or I!
Our society today owes a lot to Greek influences. Here is a list of 8 things that we have borrowed from the Greeks.
An overview of the Greek New Testament manuscripts from the first three centuries of the church; their history, quality, and distribution with a description of several important manuscripts.
Athena was a Daddy's Girl in Greek Mythology, but a very wise and highly talented artisan. She is an archetype of an independent woman, one who is capable of being on her own without a man.
Over 100 great problem solution or proposal paper topic ideas, plus sample essays and links to articles on how to write an excellent paper!
Elizabeth Bishop's poem begins with a critical outburst of disgust at the dirty little filling station but ends in relief and love, a sort of redemption being reached. With day to day language, keen observation and an eye for detail the speaker absorbs the working scene, declares a sense of wonder
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.
45 seemingly similar struggles the ENFP faces, why we love the ENFP, and one of the best personalities of all
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...
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?
Many Puritans immigrated to the New World in the 17th century. Once there, they sought to fabricate a Holy Commonwealth in the New England region.
A short story contains 3,500-7,500 words, while a novel contains 40,000 - 320,000. Learn all the differences between a short story, novelette, novella, and a novel.
How does language affect our thinking? Do we even need a language to think? How do deaf people think if they never heard speech? Do animals think without language? I researched this to try to answer these questions.
The worst most otrocious acts were done within concentration camps. Here you can learn what the German Holocaust was and what happened at the concentration camps.
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...
The body of John Torrington stunned the archeologists who exhumed it in 1984 while searching for the cause of the legendary Franklin's failure. Perfectly preserved, it stared back at them, literally!
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.
Ancient Egyptian nobles and kings loved to keep dwarfs and pygmies in their households. Dwarfs were believed to have supernatural powers and a special connection to the gods.
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.
A short poem all about poetry and how we, as readers, should approach a poem. Is it to be tied up in a confessional chair, beaten? Or is a poem like a hive,built from light, full of hidden sweetness?
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.
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.
These slogans in the novel 1984 underscore the destructiveness of believing in contradictions and encompass one of the overarching themes of the book.
Shotguns were used in World War 1, but they were rare and usually single- or double-barrel break-action shotguns. The Americans brought a whole new meaning to military shotguns.
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.
Visionary, disturbing, political. The Second Coming is a poem of powerful imagery and symbolism. Spiritual forces are at work in the world and a 'rough beast' is slouching towards Bethlehem. Humankind is at risk from mere anarchy.
Matthew Arnold's poem Dover Beach is an intelligent take on the nature of existence and the future of humanity. A honeymoon poem, the conclusion is that love will prevail despite the gloom and doom.
Sylvia Plath's poem The Arrival of the Bee Box is one of five bee poems she wrote focusing on identity, creativity and control. Plath searches for her true poetic self and her womanhood using metaphor and powerful imagery. Reality fuses with dream-like narrative.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Character, thematic, and social analysis of A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams. This play has several intriguing themes, which I will discuss. Thank you for reading!
Conflict between science and religion is an inevitable product of their diametric approaches to discovering truth. Five examples illustrate this point.
The scorpion sting the mother received on a dark, rainy night attracts many people, all out to heal her pain. Will the superstitious triumph over the rational? A child watches as the story unfolds.
One of Robert Lowell's best known confessional poems, Skunk Hour depicts modern life on Nautilus Island, Maine, and reveals the sad secret of one not right in the mind. An influential poem.
Let America Be America Again is a plea for freedom and equality for all those who are oppressed. Langston Hughes was poor and on a train ride through Depression hit USA - far from the American Dream.
The similarities and differences of the four gospel accounts of the Resurrection of Jesus will be dissected so we can find and learn about the truth of what happened that day.
Sweet Fanny Adams is used by the British to describe anything worthless. It is also the name of a pretty young girl murdered in Victorian England. This is how Fanny's name became slang for worthless.
A satirical sonnet by the master of experimental syntax. E.E.Cummings shows off his unique talent for unusual form and content by exposing the cliche ridden nonsense that is next to of course.
We find the speaker in bed with his lover, having a go at the sun for rudely intruding through windows and curtains. Donne's aubade has all the classic elements - wit, wordplay and warmth.
A summary of the major ideas of Plato and how these would influence the development of philosophy is western society.
A look at how the ten plagues that were pronounced upon Egypt by the Lord, through Moses his prophet, correspond with the ten popular Egyptian Gods of the time.
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?
Where I'm From is a poem all about identity and the places and things of memory that make us what we are. From clothespins to those special moments that create our uniqueness and George Lyon's.
What is Gothic literature? Gothic is a genre with a rich history that still exists today through the works of authors like Stephen King. Learn more about its elements and characteristics.
Need help on a memory essay? I give full instructions, organizing tips and sample essays to help you write.
Everyone's heard of the Wild West, but what was it that made it so wild? Lawlessness? Crazy characters? New inventions? The lure of gold? Wars between natives and settlers? Read on to find out.
Andrew Marvell is best known for this seduction poem, or carpe diem poem, To His Coy Mistress. With wit, intellect and conceit the speaker tries to persuade a virgin lady to have sex with him.
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.
I loved the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, and found many funny, insightful, and inspirational quotes while reading, which I share with you here (with page numbers).
A sonnet full of exotic imagery that focuses on a certain king of kings, Ozymandias, a once powerful leader who is now no more than stone in sand. Shelley's poem, a metaphor - the fallen tyrant.
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!
Here's a list of great women achievers from history. All of these women are from different fields and did extraordinary things in their life and times.
Where were you in 1965? This year had it's ups and downs. From Diet Pepsi, to the Beatles and the war in Vietnam, 1965 was history in the making...
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.
Stephen Hawking said, “There is no God. I am an atheist.” What is the science that informs his statement, and why are his critics wrong?
A selection of moral short stories that teach values or life lessons. The stories are suitable for children and older readers.
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.
The Effingham hospital fire on the night of April 4, 1949, was the second largest in United States history, with a total of 77 fatalities. The tragedy resulted in a nationwide overhaul of hospital fire safety regulations thereafter.
A mother deer is knocked over and killed on the road but when another driver stops to investigate he discovers this deer is pregnant, the fawn warm inside. What does he do? The poem will reveal all?
40 Facts about Tamerlane - Timur the Lame conquered half the world despite his debilitating injuries. However, he is largely forgotten in popular history.
We all know that love reaches beyond language barriers and continents, but it certainly doesn't hurt to to teach yourself a phrase or two to impress the Filipino or Filipina in your life.
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.
The values of the Cult of Domesticity focused on the happiness of the family unit and the wholeness of the home. Popular in the 1800s to early 1900s, 1950s, and now 2010s as the New Domesticity.
Jean Bakula's well written review of Eat, Pray, Love makes it clear that each person who reads this thought provoking true story will take something valuable away from it!
Yeats as a 60 year old official Irish senator in a schoolroom full of children has to redefine his outlook on love, labour and life. How to reconcile past and present, love and pain, body and soul. Greek myth, Platonic theory help Yeats in his quest for spiritual unity. Ottava rima form.
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.
Genesis makes it clear that Adam was not the first human in existence and that the flood was not global. Correcting these misconceptions takes pre-flood Genesis out of the realm of mythology and grounds it in known history.
Read stories from the Golden Age of Piracy, a time in history when famous pirates ruled the seas. Dead men tell no tales, except these.
An overview of Sir Walter Raleigh's "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" and an analysis of the recurring motifs of mortality, lack of reasoning, love versus lust, and time.
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
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.
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.
The United States flag is an integral part of our history. This article will discuss the meaning behind the stars and stripes and how it relates to our culture.
Hansel and Gretchen (or Gretel) is well known story with very rich smbolism and several possible interpretations. Let's summarize it and check some of its deeper truths.
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.
The difference between postmodernism and modernism in literature is not always easy to establish. This article will give you an overview and comparison of both cultural currents.
Those wacky royals are always up to something. Unfortunately, in past centuries, that something also included inbreeding. Find out what kinds of conditions a shallow gene pool caused in royalty.
Hecate is the mature Goddess at the Crossroads, or a mature women whose children are grown, is ready to retire, and is deciding what she wants to do for the rest of her life. She also helps others!
Hamlet is a famous play written by William Shakespeare. Read the Original Text and the Summary of the first soliloquy of Hamlet, here, which falls in Hamlet act 1, Scene 2.
Learn about 5 of the most significant battles of the American Civil War and how their outcomes changed the fate of a nation on the brink of ruin.
Find out why the Battle of Gettysburg is considered the turning point of the Civil War. Learn facts about the battle and read a summary of events that occurred during the fight.
Art styles of the medieval period (Middle Ages) were highly influenced by the church because religion was the mainstay of life...
Every person has a guardian angel. Only the rarest of souls have seen them. Padre Pio saw and spoke regularly with the guardian angels of his spiritual children.
100 Great Psychology Essay Topic ideas for papers, speeches or blogs. Includes research links to authoritative sources.
A sonnet written for her husband, poet Robert Browning, who she eloped with in 1846 to escape her reclusive London life under the strict control of her father. She must have really loved Robert.
V65Q4W57HPGB The life of an apprentice chimney sweep in England in the 1600's - 1800's was dangerous and, too often, very short. This is a detailed description of their working lives.
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.
Learning to write in iambic pentameter can be challenging for some. Here is one method to teach yourself how to write in iambic pentameter.