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  • 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.

    The Rise of the Nation-State

    The Rise of the Nation-State

    by William R Bowen Jr4

  • From antiquity till modernity, 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 Kuan Leong Yong23

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

    D. H. Lawrence’s "Last Lesson of the Afternoon"

    D. H. Lawrence’s "Last Lesson of the Afternoon"

    by Linda Sue Grimes4

  • 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 Ellen39

  • 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

  • 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

  • According to Wikipedia, H.G. Wells wrote: "In the history of the world there have been thousands of kings and emperors who call themselves "their highnesses," "their majesties", and "their exalted majesties" and so on. They shone for a brief...

    Ashok: A Short Biography of Ashoka the Great of India

    Ashok: A Short Biography of Ashoka the Great of India

    by larryfreeman133

  • From cave paintings to the Internet, the development of the media has been one of bringing information to larger audiences faster.

    A Short History of Media

    A Short History of Media

    by Rupert Taylor7

  • One of the most common word usage mistakes in the English language is confusing the words "worse" and "worst." Here's a clear explanation of the difference between these two words, with lots of examples.

    Worse vs. Worst

    Worse vs. Worst

    by Wendy Leanne68

  • The poetry of the early modern period into the age of enlightenment forged the way for romantic literature. William Shakespeare’s sonnets of the 17th century as well as William Blake’s and William Wordsworth’s poetry of 18th century follow the romantic formula of expressing emotion through the delightful language, rhythm, and meter of the written word. An emotional tie that these three writers of romanticism have is the idea of memories, and the wistful, happy, and sometimes sorrowful connecti

    Emotion in Romantic Modern Literature

    Emotion in Romantic Modern Literature

    by Nancy Snyder2

  • Roman Catholics have a long tradition of eating fish on Fridays. The Friday Fish Fry is still common, especially during Lent, at many Catholic churches and other organizations and restaurants in areas with large Catholic populations. Learn how this tradition began despite the fact that there is no rule in the Catholic Church that its members eat fish.

    How Did the Roman Catholic Tradition of Eating Fish on Fridays Begin?

    How Did the Roman Catholic Tradition of Eating Fish on Fridays Begin?

    by Chuck Nugent23

  • English grammar can be difficult and confusing at times, even for native speakers. Learn more about classifying sentences to improve your speaking and writing skills.

    English Grammar: Classifying Sentences

    English Grammar: Classifying Sentences

    by L Sarhan8

  • 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

  • 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

  • While many people, even Christians, try to equate the non-Christian idea of Karma with the biblical teaching regarding reaping and sowing it immediately becomes clear that they are not compatible in the least if compared side by side.

    Are Karma and Christianity Compatible?

    Are Karma and Christianity Compatible?

    by Jeff Shirley20

  • Garden gnomes are fun and whimsical additions to any garden, but did you know that these figurines have a rich and fascinating history?

    The Magical History of Garden Gnomes

    The Magical History of Garden Gnomes

    by Jennifer Wilber1

  • 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

  • Robert Frost's poem, "Bereft," displays one the most amazing metaphors of all poetic time: "Leaves got up in a coil and hissed / Blindly struck at my knee and missed."

    Robert Frost's "Bereft"

    Robert Frost's "Bereft"

    by Linda Sue Grimes6

  • The little sparrows is a short poem set on a local American street. Sparrows, an old man, dog dirt, a minister and a pulpit are all compared. It's a thought provoking study that deals with the tensions between real life and ideal thoughts. Short lines rule.

    An Analysis of William Carlos Williams' Poem "Pastoral"

    An Analysis of William Carlos Williams' Poem "Pastoral"

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Of all the characters in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Fortinbras is perhaps the strangest. Oddly enough, though, Fortinbras is a stabilizing force in the action of the play, and he also functions as a framing device for the play itself.

    Fortinbras as a Foil for Hamlet

    Fortinbras as a Foil for Hamlet

    by Seth Tomko25

  • 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.)

    Medieval Tudor Feast Menu

    Medieval Tudor Feast Menu

    by Tiffany R Isselhardt5

  • 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

  • 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 Spacey0

  • 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 Sharma3

  • 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 Lane12

  • Simple, free German essays, ready to use straight away. Based upon my experience working at schools in the UK, this article covers the popular topic of writing about your house.

    Free German Essay on My House: Mein Haus

    Free German Essay on My House: Mein Haus

    by bongawonga17

  • For some, life in a medieval castle would have been relatively comfortable; for others, it would have been a smelly and dirty place to live. It depended on whether you were born wealthy or poor, a noble or a serf.

    Medieval Castles Were Smelly, Damp, and Dark

    Medieval Castles Were Smelly, Damp, and Dark

    by Beth Eaglescliffe0

  • An iconic figure in the civil rights struggle, here are 20 facts about Rosa Parks.

    20 Facts About Rosa Parks

    20 Facts About Rosa Parks

    by Paul Goodman124

  • What if you're a poet in love? A look at some of the more unusual love poems by famous and unknown poets. Here is passion, sex and romance, with some weird twists.

    Weird, Strange, and Funny Love Poems

    Weird, Strange, and Funny Love Poems

    by Andrew Spacey9

  • Shakespeare's Sonnet 27 focuses on the mental anguish of the speaker who wants to sleep but cannot stop thinking of his lover. This sonnet concentrates on restlessness and obsession, the passions that emerge despite physical fatigue. The speaker's eyes are closed yet the mental journey continues.

    Analysis of Sonnet 27 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 27 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • The 17th century marked a shift from an age of faith to an age of reason. Literature represents the turbulence in society, religion, and the monarchy of this period. Life for the English people changed as religious controversy and civil war shook the nation. These issues reformulated the role of individuals in society, perspectives of faith, and social structures in England. Writers of this period offer their own philosophies as proof of the issues and influenced the masses. Specific examples of

    English Literature's Reflection of 17th Century Society

    English Literature's Reflection of 17th Century Society

    by Nancy Snyder10

  • 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

  • William Shakespeare's sonnet 144 brings together two loves: a man right fair and a woman coloured ill, making this a sonnet of the triangular love affair. Agony in ecstasy, heaven in hell, doubt.

    Analysis of Sonnet 144 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 144 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 40 Facts about Tamerlane - Timur the Lame conquered half the world despite his debilitating injuries. However, he is largely forgotten in popular history.

    40 Facts about Tamerlane - Timur the Lame

    40 Facts about Tamerlane - Timur the Lame

    by Thomas Swan79

  • 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

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

    Analysis of Poem War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy

    Analysis of Poem War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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

  • 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

  • Christopher Columbus was not the first to discover the Americas, nor was he the first to realize that the earth is round. He was the first, however, in other exploits, namely genocide and the transatlantic slave trade. Doesn't sound familiar? Read on.

    The Truth About Christopher Columbus

    The Truth About Christopher Columbus

    by Kate P61

  • 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

  • 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

  • the epic of Beowulf cannot be complete without analyzing Beowulf's Death. this page will examine Beowulf's death. Its purpose is to answer the questions: How did Beowulf die? Why did Beowulf die?

    The Death of Beowulf: Why and How Did Beowulf Die

    The Death of Beowulf: Why and How Did Beowulf Die

    by Ryan Buda3

  • In March 1950, in a notorious case in Britain, a man was hanged for killing his daughter in what turned out to be a miscarriage of justice caused by a bungled police investigation.

    Timothy Evans: Wrongfully Executed

    Timothy Evans: Wrongfully Executed

    by Rupert Taylor8

  • John Reed's "Operating Room" is based on his real-life experiences. A poem with atmosphere and strong imagery, it was written in 1917 but still has a modern edge. Contains similes and metaphors.

    Analysis of "Operating Room" by John Reed

    Analysis of "Operating Room" by John Reed

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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

  • Immanuel Kant and the Categorical Imperative explained. The concepts of good will, moral duty, summum bonnum and the five rules of Kant's universal maxims alongside a brief discussion on how Kant's theory could be applied to the modern ethical issue of genetic engineering.

    Immanuel Kant and "The Categorical Imperative" for Dummies

    Immanuel Kant and "The Categorical Imperative" for Dummies

    by Lisa McKnight15

  • 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 Swan51

  • 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

  • Descriptions of the Canterbury Tales characters, provided by a retired British Literature teacher.

    Canterbury Tales Characters

    Canterbury Tales Characters

    by Holle Abee33

  • 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

  • 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 Jameshank56

  • The land known as Mesopotamia lies between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates, which flow through modern-day Iraq. Read on to learn more about this ancient civilization.

    Ancient Mesopotamia

    Ancient Mesopotamia

    by Chelsea Vogel12

  • The epitaph “Minerva Jones” is the first in a series of five interrelated poems: “'Indignation' Jones,” “Doctor Meyers,” “Mrs. Meyers,” and “'Butch' Weldy.”

    Edgar Lee Masters' "Minerva Jones"

    Edgar Lee Masters' "Minerva Jones"

    by Linda Sue Grimes4

  • the shoelace is Bukowski's real life take on what can drive a man into the madhouse. Forget God, death, suicide and love, a mere shoelace snapping can do it. Tongue-in-cheek, packed with trivia, sharp, comic and crude observation, this poem is a rant, a riot, weird homage to small tragedies.

    Analysis of Poem "The Shoelace" by Charles Bukowski

    Analysis of Poem "The Shoelace" by Charles Bukowski

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • Women's clothing is fascinating throughout all cultures, including Rome. There is a distinct style and look to them that is both fascinating and beautiful.

    Women’s Clothes in Ancient Rome

    Women’s Clothes in Ancient Rome

    by Lin51

  • "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

  • Sailing To Byzantium, in ottava rima form, is a symbolic spiritual search for Yeats, who was obsessed with Byzantium art and culture in later age. A mix of the personal and the mythical, this poem with its famous opening line, That is no country for old men...ends with the song of a golden bird.

    Analysis of the Poem

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

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Mary Oliver's poem Mindful has inspired many readers to pay more attention to the everyday delights of nature. The natural world is her life classroom where profound lessons can be learned.

    Analysis of Poem "Mindful" by Mary Oliver

    Analysis of Poem "Mindful" by Mary Oliver

    by Andrew Spacey1

  • 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

  • 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 Palen700

  • 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

  • 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

  • maggie and milly and molly and may is a short poem from e.e.cummings that is greater than the sum of its parts. Full of varied rhythm and rhyme, it tells the story of four girls who go down to the beach, each one relating to an object or creature they discover. Experimental and entertaining.

    Analysis of Poem "maggie and milly and molly and may" by e.e.cummings

    Analysis of Poem "maggie and milly and molly and may" by e.e.cummings

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • The Adventure of the Copper Beeches is a Sherlock Holmes story written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The story deals with a client taking up a new job at a house called the Copper Beeches.

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Copper Beeches

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Copper Beeches

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • When I have fears that I may cease to be is a sonnet by romantic John Keats. The speaker is fearful of the nothingness that awaits him before he's had time to fulfil his potential as a poet and lover and gain fame. Iambic pentameter dominates. Full end rhyme, metaphor and other literary devices.

    Analysis of Sonnet "When I Have Fears" by John Keats

    Analysis of Sonnet "When I Have Fears" by John Keats

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • A phenomenon of the Cold War period in U.S. history, "McCarthyism" is a term for allegations made against someone, accusing them of subversion or treachery, without sufficient regard for evidence.

    12 Facts About McCarthyism

    12 Facts About McCarthyism

    by Paul Goodman1

  • 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 Thoughts0

  • 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 larryfreeman120

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem "The Sun Rising" by John Donne

    Analysis of Poem "The Sun Rising" by John Donne

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • This article explores the origin of drama. It also shows us the development of drama through various stages. The origin of drama is deeply rooted in the Church.

    Origin of Drama in English Literature

    Origin of Drama in English Literature

    by Muhammad Rafiq73

  • 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

  • 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

  • Agatha Christie remains one of the most popular and famous of mystery writers. She often used poison to dispatch her victims. This article covers some of the common, and readily available, poisons she used, plus also the not-so common poisons.

    Poisons Used in Agatha Christie's Books

    Poisons Used in Agatha Christie's Books

    by Anne Harrison12

  • Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is a play that presents conflict between living by religious and spiritual beliefs, and living by an existential philosophy, which asserts that it is up to the individual to discover the meaning of life through...

    Existentialism in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

    Existentialism in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

    by Jake Brannen11

  • Sonnet 29 focuses on the depressed state of the speaker who is full of envy, self-pity and hopelessness. He despises those better looking and more talented. He's down, until he thinks about his lover.

    Analysis of Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Japan and Europe did not have any direct contact with one another during the medieval ages, but they still developed very similar feudal systems. Warriors dominated the society and are bound by codes of ethics and obedience to their Lords. The main...

    Short Comparison of Chivalry and Bushido

    Short Comparison of Chivalry and Bushido

    by sszukala29

  • 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 Spacey0

  • The Journey is a metaphorical poem about the need to challenge and move on and upwards. How to ignore those negative voices, leave the dark house behind and progress into the light.

    Analysis of Poem "The Journey" by Mary Oliver

    Analysis of Poem "The Journey" by Mary Oliver

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • The Nurse is a bawdy, overly talkative,and humorous character in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. She teases Juliet, but is also completely devoted to Juliet. She eventually betrays Juliet's wishes by giving her unkind advice. Even so, the Nurse is completely grief-stricken by Juliet's feigned death.

    The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet: Character Analysis

    The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet: Character Analysis

    by Jule Romans0

  • Ever wondered just what the Irish are talking about?? Well wonder no more . . . Here is a guide to the most popular Irish Slang words used today in everyday speech. We are known for our gift of the gab and I have shown the words, their meanings and also given examples of this weird and wacky language of the Irish.

    Top 80 Irish Slang Words: The Gift of the Gab

    Top 80 Irish Slang Words: The Gift of the Gab

    by Suzanne Ridgeway109

  • 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

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 88 Chinese mythical creatures, demons, and monsters to know about. Use these legendary beings in your video games, stories, RPG campaigns, whichever way you see fit!

    88 Chinese Mythical Creatures to Know About

    88 Chinese Mythical Creatures to Know About

    by Kuan Leong Yong0

  • Frost's blank verse poem explores the nature of reality and idealism using the symbolism of birch trees, a boy and an ice-storm. Acute observation, memory and imaginative thinking under tight control.

    Analysis of Poem Birches by Robert Frost

    Analysis of Poem Birches by Robert Frost

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Chinese culture is full of symbolisms derived from amalgamations of Chinese characters or from Chinese folklore. Here are 9 Chinese Symbols for wealth, luck, and other blessings you are likely to come across during your China vacation.

    9 Chinese Symbols to Know for Your China Vacation

    9 Chinese Symbols to Know for Your China Vacation

    by Kuan Leong Yong0

  • Should we read the Jack Reacher books in order? And what is the reading order anyway for Lee Child's books?

    Jack Reacher Books in Order

    Jack Reacher Books in Order

    by Marika54

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

    Religion and Religious Identity in Modern Japan

    Religion and Religious Identity in Modern Japan

    by Alisha Adkins26

  • 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'.

    Analysis of Poem Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney

    Analysis of Poem Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney

    by Andrew Spacey3

  • 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

  • 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.

    Padre Pio and the Guardian Angels

    Padre Pio and the Guardian Angels

    by Bede30

  • 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 bongawonga33

  • In A. E. Housman's "When I was one-and-twenty," the speaker at age twenty-two reports the truth of sage advice he received at age twenty-one about falling in love.

    A. E. Housman's

    A. E. Housman's "When I was one-and-twenty"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • The speaker in Sonnet 138 makes a mockery of truth in a relationship, even as he offers a feeble defense of indefensible actions and thought.

    Shakespeare Sonnet 138

    Shakespeare Sonnet 138

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of the United States and he had a very aggressive personality and bad temper. Before he became President, one thing he was known for was fighting in duels. Although it's unknown how many duels he fought in, there were some standouts that have been well documented. These are 3 of those standouts.

    3 Famous Duels Involving Andrew Jackson

    3 Famous Duels Involving Andrew Jackson

    by Music-and-Art-4519

  • 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).

    The Kite Runner: Best Quotes with Page Numbers

    The Kite Runner: Best Quotes with Page Numbers

    by onlyahorizon41

  • 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 Goodman26

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