Thanksgiving 10,000 BC. Native American Nations from the First Nations in Canada to Native Americans in the USA to the Indigenous Peoples in Mexico and Central & South America are related to the global Circumpolar Peoples and their own traditions of Thanksgiving have carried along with them from one hemisphere to the other...
Robert Smalls’ capture of a Confederate ship made him a Civil War hero. But during Reconstruction, he fought just as heroically for equal rights for African Americans.
Captain Georg von Trapp, leader of the world famous von Trapp family singers made famous by the Sound Of Music , was, in fact, an Austrian naval hero during World War I.
What do you know about the hanging coffins of China and the mysterious Bo People? How did they make the hanging coffins and how did they suspend them form the mountainside? And why the high burials?
For thousands of years, our ancestors hesitated on the fringes of the European continent, seemingly unable to penetrate this frozen frontier. But an important cultural and technological revolution changed all that. Humans entered Europe...and they discovered a land of plenty: vast swathes of windswept grassland, teeming with megafauna...
The myth of Demeter and Persephone was of central importance in Greek religion, being at the heart of the Eleusinian Mysteries which gave hope of rebirth to a better afterlife.
Serial killers are among the world's most depraved, evil individuals, but there is no doubt that we find them completely fascinating. This article profiles some of the most well-known serial killers of the 20th century. The overview of their crimes will give you chills.
The Roaring Twenties was a time of great celebration and independence, but in Oklahoma, it was also a time of bootleggers, outlaws, and gangsters.
What kinds of lives did medieval women lead? What kinds of job did they do? What was love, marriage and family like for ordinary women? Find a few answers...
In 1851, at a time when there were only 25 women in a booming mining camp of 5000 men, one of those women was accused of murder, and became the only woman in California ever to be unlawfully hanged.
The Luo of Kenya and Tanzania are a Nilotic speaking people whose main occupation was fishing, coupled with some farming and animal husbandry. Let us learn together the basics of their language.
This article discusses religions that have a personal god compared to those that have a more impersonal god. The similarities and differences are covered to help readers gain perspective and knowledge. Religions discussed include Islam, Christianity, Shinto, Buddhism, and Judaism.
The front line troops in the trenches of World War 1, like soldiers in every war, devised their own slang to describe their world. Some terms will be familiar, some will not.
Jimmy Carter - former president of the United States, peanut farmer, naval officer, humanitarian, Nobel Prize winner, and so much more. The story of this amazing man continues.
A brief examination of the correct grammatical use and origins of the phrase "bad rap." The purpose being to provide research based confirmation of its standard use and to show the grammatical basis for considering the phrase "bad wrap" to be incorrect.
What is Gothic Literature? The gothic novel is a genre with a rich history that still manifests itself today through the works of famous authors such as Stephen King.
An overview of classical Japanese poetry waka and a short introduction to haiku, senryu, haiga and tanka.
Art styles of the medieval period (Middle Ages) were highly influenced by the church because religion was the mainstay of life...
There are quite a few fun facts about Roman law that are not very well recognized today. Some of them are actually less fun on account of the severity of the punishment certain crimes received.
Full analysis of Those Winter Sundays, a short, atmospheric poem in which a child looks back in time to cold winter Sunday mornings and the dutiful acts of a hard working father.
Get help writing your Reading Response essay. See this sample paper and tips for how to write your essay.
Pat Mora is a leader in the field of Hispanic poetry. Her poem A Voice tells of a mother who was not allowed to speak English at home yet who overcame her fears to find a voice and new freedom.
A classic fairy tale takes on a whole new perspective in Anne Sexton’s poem Cinderella. Sexton’s perspective on the acclaimed childhood story is fairly different than what popular culture and the media wishes to present.
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.
Life in the trenches of World War 1 was squalid. Trench fever was one consequence of the dirty conditions but it wasn't an all together unwelcome complaint. Find out what caused trench fever in World War 1.
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.
A really short poem that can spark off many a debate on the subject of being a nobody versus being a somebody. Written in Emily Dickinson's dashed off style.
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
Escape the urban hell of the city and make for the island of your dreams, where peace comes dripping slow. A timeless classic from Yeats, with music and rhythm all his own. Full analysis.
The days of the week and the months of the year are the yardstick by which we define the turning of the Earth on its axis, and the revolution of the Earth around the Sun, and by which we date the events of our lives. But where do the names come from?
A criminal slang known as "Patter Flash" was used among pickpockets and thieves in 19th century London. This criminal slang was used to confuse police and create a secret mode of communication between thieves, who often worked in large gangs known as battalions.
To abolition activist Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln's commitment to ending slavery seemed weak and vacillating. But after the two men met, Douglass grew to appreciate Lincoln's true merit.
During the opening weeks of Hitler's war on the Western Front, thousands of soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force and the French First Army, with their backs to the sea, were evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk in nine desperate days of fighting.
The English language is a mixed bag of words, odd spelling rules, words that look alike, but sound different, sound alike but look different, and sound and look alike, but have different meanings!
In this lesson, we take a look at what the grammatical function of a noun is. We also take a detailed look at all five functions of a noun, and give simple examples to deepen your understanding.
Why did polio live among humans for thousands of years with few cases of paralysis, then change and cripple or kill thousands each year?
This article summarizes the artistic movement known as Futurism and suggests its importance in early twentieth century modern art.
In depth analysis of Mending Wall, a blank verse poem about territorial rights, barriers and how we communicate with each other. Frost's poem is full of intrigue, tension and neighborly goings-on.
This article explores the impact of imperialism, revolution, and industrialization on 19th-century Europe. In what ways did they transform the continent? Were these changes uneven and sporadic?
40 Facts about Tamerlane - Timur the Lame conquered half the world despite his debilitating injuries. However, he is largely forgotten in popular history.
Curious about life in the Colonial period? Learn about how daily life for colonial Americans and some surprising facts about women in Colonial trades.
An oral storytelling performance can be both entertaining and educational. Prose, poems, and songs can all tell a story. Myths and traditional tales are often shared orally.
One Art is a traditional villanelle, a form which contrasts nicely with Bishop's casual language and her observations on the art of losing. Ever lost your keys, a watch, a house, a country?
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.
How did Henry VIII feel about the six women whose lives he shared? Was he a monster without feelings, or did he love his wives?
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!
Explores variations on the popular fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Explores the origins of the classic story most people are familiar with, as well as version found in Greek mythology, cultures such as Scandinavia, and the use of the tale as a literary theme.
130 years after her death, Marie Laveau is still "the" Queen of Voodoo, but her life is more mystery than history. She couldn't read or write, and never gave an interview, never sat for a portrait.
This article explores the connection between Disney's "The Lion King" and Shakespeare's "Hamlet"—both similarities and differences.
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.
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.
Hermes was the Greek God, a trickster, messenger between realms, and a soul guide. He was the son of Zeus, brother of Apollo, and lover of Aphrodite. The Hermes archetype is a successful person.
Sally Mann's 'Candy Cigarette' is perhaps one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century. Who is that girl in white? What is she doing and what does it symbolize?
In this article I collected in one place the most significant ancient Aztec festivals, holidays and celebrations. These traditional festivals were an important part of the everyday life of the Aztecs...
It may surprise many people to learn that most Cajuns under the age of 50 don't speak French; even those who do don't usually speak it as their first language. However, almost all of us grow up speaking some French, and our vocabulary is full of...
When you begin to learn another language, you can really improve your listening and speaking skills by watching telenovelas. The following series are great for Spanish practice.
What happened in the relationship between Garrison and Douglass? I argue Garrison is not often studied because this relationship is not well understood.
Classroom quotes from the Book of Proverbs are listed under the following headings: Obedience, Good Education, Good vs Bad Habits, Good Conduct, and Good Friendships. Perfect for daily use.
What pitch and pitch range are, how pitch is used, and how it affects the meaning of the utterances. Suggestions for English language teachers on how to teach correct intonation and pronunciation.
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.
On April 24, 1918, three British Mark IV tanks (one male and two females) encountered three German A7V tanks. What ensued was the very first tank vs tank battle.
The stability brought about by the Tokugawa Shogunate allowed for the development of a true fashion industry in Japan. Today, we'll examine the emergence of the modern kimono.
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 its rise first in Europe and then world-wide.
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!
The Roman Baths complex in the city of Bath, England, is a major tourist attraction. It offers a fascinating look at the lives of Ancient Romans in Britain.
The most efficient branch of the U.S. Army in World War II was the artillery. 20 years of innovations between the wars helped make it the best in the world.
Intro: Athens is one of the best known cities of the ancient world. With a rich culture and a legendary legacy it is one of the best known cities of the ancient world. The Athenians endured famine, plague, wars, and the destruction of their city but...
Musashi Miyamoto is a Samurai(Ronin) who knows no equal. A master of swordsmanship among various other weapons, he lived life by his own laws. Nearing the end of his life Musashi wrote two masterpieces, containing all his wisdom and years. The Dokkodo and Go Rin No Sho. The Dokkodo is an interesting read as it..
Zeus was the most powerful God of Mount Olympus, and his myth is an interesting one! Much can be learned (and avoided) by a study of his archetype!
A new series of essays to support you with your German homework at school. They are based upon my experience working at schools in the UK. Part 2 covers the popular topic of writing about your hobby.
A look at the top five public works projects built during the Great Depression, all part of the New Deal.
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.
When we need to double consonants in spelling. Rules and examples, short and long vowels and a glossary of terms.
The policies of Chairman Mao Zedong were like a mountain range—full of high points and dangerous low points—that brought out the best and worst of the people.
Many people believe that the character of Sherlock Holmes was based on one of Doyle's medical teacher's Doctor Joseph Bell. Bell was a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and was a student of observation and deduction. To illustrate this, he would often pick a stranger and, by observing him, deduce his occupation and recent activities. Doctor Watson was based on Doyle, himself.
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.
The first sonnet in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese features a speaker who expresses the fruitlessness of dwelling on death and the melancholy such musing will create.
Example of a Reading Response Essay shows how to develop a strong thesis and clear topic sentences. Response is to Stephen King's essay "Why We Crave Horror Movies."
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.
Mary Todd Lincoln's outlandish behavior and bouts with depression led many to believe she was insane. Modern medical knowledge may contradict that theory. Was she insane or overwhelmed with grief?
Langston Hughes is writing a poem of someone who feels that America does not live up to what it should be. The tone is angry and resentful.
F. Scott Fitzgerald with only daughter, "Scottie." www.google.com Born to the most famous and celebrated couple of the 20th century, during the Jazz Age, an era that her father named himself, Frances Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1921 in St. Paul,...
The Eastern Front in World War 1 was every bit as horrendous as the Western Front and the war in the west cannot be fully understood without appreciating the effect the war in the east had on it.
History is littered with really bad weapons that have actually been taken into battle. Despite the mortal danger that these design flaws pose, there is something humorous about their Wile E. Coyote nature. Here are 10 of my absolute favorites.
Young is Anne Sexton's early look back to her own adolescence, a time when her relationship with parents and the wider world was changing. Between childhood and adulthood; figuratively imagined.
Humans are fascinated with the preservation of their dead. From Rosalia Lombardo to John Torrington and the Wet Mummies of China, here are the world's best preserved examples.
Fifteen men on a dead man's chest...yo ho ho and a bottle of rum. Want to learn what it would be like to be a pirate? Learn what pirates ate, what they did for fun, and how they lived in the past.
Everyone knows what happened to the RMS Queen Mary. As the last surviving liner, she's a float hotel in Long Beach, California. But where is her sister, RMS Queen Elizabeth? It's a sadder story.
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.
Death of a Salesman's Willy Loman, was really a low man. He led a very sad life, accoplished little, but had big dreams. Here is an analysis of the man behind the story.
The basic aspects and definition of autobiography including common characteristics such as perspective, identity, and introspection.
The history and legacy of the Mongolian Emperor, Temujin (Genghis Khan). A list of 40 facts about his life, death, deeds, and how he became one of the famous, successful, enduring leaders of all time.
She was the small cruise ship that gained both fame and infamy during her 40 years as the Cunard Flagship. But after being replaced by Queen Mary 2 in 2008, where has she gone? Answer: Exile.
Discover the masterful story telling in Jules Verne's classic, The Mysterious Island. This review also covers the parallels and differences between the book and the hit television series, LOST.
In this article I’ll be introducing a brief overview of the concept of the Grotesque in literature. By the end of this article, you should be able to recognize what qualities make something grotesque.
In some ways, Australia offered conditions for the perfect British colony, but in other ways it was far from ideal.
Hiroshi Sugimoto is a contemporary Japanese photographer who experiments with slow shutter speed photography. Born on February 23, 1948, Sugimoto has developed his own signature style with his work.
"As a rule, each room was home to three families; penury, filth and vice thrived there” These are the words of Artist and Illustrator Carl Larsson, describing his childhood in the slums of Stockholm in the 1850s and 60s. Cholera and tuberculosis...
Three sonnets from Romeo and Juliet- Act I prologue, lovers' first kiss, and Act II prologue- analyzed and explained with tutorials on iambic pentameter and rhyme scheme
Albert Einstein wrote and spoke extensively about God and religion. What you think you know about his beliefs may not be true. What did he really believe and why?
Stone carving as an art has created marvellous sculptures in India, even in caves. Tourists travel far to see these excellent creations in temples and historical buildings.
After the Bismarck was sunk, the British breathed a sigh of relief, but knew they would then have to reckon with her more heavily armored sister ship, the battleship Tirpitz.
An overview of the important themes about science and religion that are explored in the novel A Canticle for Leibowitz.
Sylvia Plath shows the reader the dilemma that a woman faces in her life through the story of Esther Greenwood.
Burn in hell, ye wicked soul! We have the perfect punishment in the Chinese Ten Courts of Hell for you to suffer horribly in!
A curtal sonnet, short and compact, with sprung rhythm and natural imagery. Hopkins gives praise to a changeless God for creating so many different and beautiful things.
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.
Dilip Chitre's most popular poem depicts an uprooted father returning home from work to a family that doesn't understand him. A poem about alienation, lost love and the struggle to find meaning.
The etymological root of this word links its dual meanings of gemstones and a skin condition. Carbuncles---little coals--continue to spark interest!
In early modern Europe, gender played a huge role in who was a victim of the witch trials and witch hunts.
Snipers date back ages, however their first widespread documented use is in the Revolutionary War. Occasionally, between all of the troops in all of the wars, a legendary sniper will emerge. Here are the stories of Cydro's top 5.
Britain's “New Army” was an army of volunteers organized by Secretary of State for War Lord Kitchener. The first time New Army divisions fought was at the Battle of Loos. It didn't go well.
Explores the symbolism of the pentangle in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, including discussion of the chivalric code and religious aspects of the Arthurian legend.
Black Outlaws and Cowboys of the old west you might be saying with wonderment and head scratching! “Why that’s an oxymoron! I’ve never heard of such a thing!”. Well Read On And Enlighten Yourself!
Sylvia Plath's pregnancy poem "You're" is full of powerful imagery and metaphors. Her sensitive, creative nature comes out in this two stanza poem.
Between the mid-1800s and the 1930s, spittoons were as common in American households as pots and pans and as common in American public places as trash cans. It was the golden age of spitting in America. These photos tell the story.
Top 10 Most Annoying Cliches - From meaningless contradictions to condescending insults, cliches can be unbearably irritating.
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.
Writers often struggle to find the right word to capture the qualities of touch and texture. Here is a list to help you find the perfect word.
The black plague, also known as the black death, is a disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It enters the body through the skin and travels via the lymph system. The bacteria live in the digestive tracts of fleas. The fleas, of course,...
Springtime makes us all act a bit silly. Reciting rhymes and poems seems to come naturally. Here are some old favorites.
The days of the week and the months of the year are the yardstick by which we define the turning of the Earth on its axis, and the revolution of the Earth around the Sun, and by which we date the events of our lives. But where do the names come from?
Magazines, books, art materials, toilet tissue, wall-coverings, tickets, posters, packaging and even money are all made from paper. But where does paper come from, who invented it and how is it made?
The Salem witch trials have fascinated historians for centuries, largely because of their bizarre nature and the great uncertainty that surrounds them. One of the most intensely debated topics is the question of why the girls began to accuse seemingly random townspeople of witchcraft. However, there is little evidence to support any theory, and consequently historians are forced to rely heavily on speculation. Many, including author and scientist Linnda Caporael, have found the traditional theor
Founded in 1832, Skullyville was one of Oklahoma’s oldest, most important towns. Throughout its brief but turbulent existence, Skullyville served as the capitol of the Choctaw Nation, was a key stop on the renowned Butterfield Stage Route, was ravaged by the bloody Civil War, and was known as a cultural and educational center.
Greed, material wealth, obsession with consumer goods - Humanity versus Nature - Wordsworth's sonnet still resonates today. A summary and close analysis of this classic English poem.
There is a decision to be made. Which road to travel down, which path to take in life? Frost's thoughtful poem on free will and the choices it allows.
Bartholomew "Black Bart' Roberts although not the most famous pirate of the seven seas was certainly the most prolific pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy. He became a pirate not by choice but by force; however, he embraced his new career with fervor when he became captain of his own ship. Although he was a religious man, having a clergy man on board his ship, he was often cruel in his dealings with captives. Read on to discover more facts about Black Bart the Pirate.
For two months in 1942 Sergeant Yakov Pavlov and his men held off the German 6th Army’s relentless attacks against their four-story apartment building during the Battle of Stalingrad.
Was the Mongol leader castrated by a princess, killed in battle, or did he fall from his horse and die from pneumonia?
This is a research based examination seeking the correct form or use between the contested terms "buck naked" and "butt naked." Research from the OED, academic debate, and a general academic search. Reasonable arguments and even some humor peppered in.
Two lovers meet by a pond in winter but there is little to warm them. Even the sun seems cold and indifferent. Love has been cruel and the memory of that meeting is still painful. Classic Hardy.
Edward VIII gave up his throne in 1936 to marry a divorcée and then played along with Nazis in hopes of getting his crown back.
The speaker in Frost's poem 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?
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.
The work of controversial English author D. H. Lawrence explores human nature through explicit sexual descriptions and intense psychological dialogue.
A new series of essays to support you with your German homework. This article covers the popular topic of writing about your daily routine.
A summary of the major ideas of Plato and how these would influence the development of philosophy is western society.
At some point in your life ... you did know the difference. ThePioneerWoman.com Let me begin this hub by stating a fact ... I am not an english major or an expert on the language. Let me also state another fact ... you don't have to be an expert to...
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.
Imprisoned for helping the Jews and aiding the resistance in Nazi-occupied Holland, Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom survived the Holocaust to found a worldwide ministry based on love and forgiveness.
The main ideas that form the philosophy of Rene Descartes and the foundation for rationalism. A good guide for students.
Hera was the Greek goddess of Marriage and Commitments, something her husband Zeus saw differently. Hera was jealous and possessive, the product of a culture who saw a woman's value as low.
Eve Merriam's neat little poem "How to Eat a Poem" is aimed at children but is wholesome enough for adults too. She encourages the reader to open up and taste the poetic experience.
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?
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...
Do you have trouble with writing and punctuating a long sentence? I explain how to correctly write difficult sentences correctly.
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? The cowboy life? Wars between natives and settlers? Read on...
The fox in the poet's imagination eventually becomes the poem, emerging into the snow of the blank page as the poet sits writing a poem about a fox.
The Twin Towers were not the first buildings in New York City to be hit by aircrafts. The Empire State Building was hit by an airplane accidentally in 1945. This is the story of that incident.
Some Greek leaders of the Trojan War come to mind immediately, such as Achilles and Agamemnon. Others may take longer to think of, such as Nestor and the two Ajaxes. Read on for a comprehensive listing of all the Achaean forces and their leaders, as well as short bios of the most important leaders.
Life in the trenches during World War I was a terrifying, grim affair. But amid the horrors of the Great War, how did the soldiers spend their leisure time and enjoy themselves on the Western Front?
Explanations of the different Catholic symbols: these symbols act as badges of faith, teaching tools, and aids on the journey towards an understanding of complex philosophies. Images included.
During the Battle of the Bulge, one segregated unit nearly lost all its men and it took years to be recognized. By helping to defend both St. Vith and Bastogne, it deserves its place in history.
The Middle East has been in chaos and turmoil for some time. This article contains maps and descriptions showing how the outcome of World War I created the conditions we experience today.
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.
Need help organizing your Exploratory paper? Clear instructions on how to write an outline along with essay guide.
A short, powerful poem, "a total stranger one black day," is all about trauma, shock and the human condition. We humans may be violent, we may be complex but we can learn to live in harmony and peace.
This article suggests a list of the 10 greatest religious leaders in history. A concise biography is also included with the name of each person or entity.
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.
Sidney Sheldon is the 7th best selling author of all time. He has written over 200 scripts for TV series, but it is his 18 novels for which he is best known. I'd like to introduce you to five of my favourite Sidney Sheldon novels.
Many people are aware of Celtic art. Beautiful scroll-work type designs, and Celtic crosses, almost devoid of linear patterns and symmetry can be traced back some several thousand years or more.
Christian Universalism: Upon close examination, the scriptures do not seem to teach that hell lasts forever.
There are exceptional women everywhere whose names remain unfamiliar, even unknown. The following six Bible mothers are among them but each displays unique significant strengths of character.
An unusual little poem in which a jar on a hill in Tennessee turns the wilderness round and round. The theme is power and order out of chaos.But where does the anecdote take the reader? Full analysis.
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.
Do you know how to use the word "myself?" Incorrect use of "myself" will not be tolerated...by me, myself or I!
A brief look at the debate over whether or not Napoleon should be considered a savior, or tyrant of France
Speak like a real pirate on International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19. Instead of schlepping some bad Jack Sparrow speak, dazzle your friends by using some of the authentic quotes provided here.
Different example texts in German of about 200 words you can use straight away and for free. With English translations to help you understand, and some handy vocabulary lists to save you some time!
A mother to daughter poem, about letting go, with a mythological twist. When Demeter lost her daughter Persephone to Hades in his underworld, the mother wrote a prayer.
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.
In depth analysis of Elizabeth Bishop's timeless Sestina, a complex unrhymed poem about a grandmother and a child in the kitchen of a house. A repetitive, magical and mysterious poem.
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.
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...
Romanticism is one of the most influential movements in art, philosophy and literature. Discover who the Romantic Poets and Philosophers were and why they had such an impact on the world we know today.
Many modern houses are built of bricks, mortar and concrete. Who invented bricks? When were they first used? How is concrete made? This article explores the history of these common building materials.
A book analysis on the binary meanings and undertones of the classic novel--Perfume: the Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
The poem, a sonnet, is a tribute to a small falcon, the kestrel, a master of flight. Hopkins uses sprung rhythm and full rhyme to create a work of beauty and religious awe for the reader.
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.
Anastasia Romanov was believed to have escaped the brutal killing of her family. Many years later, there was a woman who claimed to have been the true Anastasia. She went by the name Anna Anderson.
A traditional fourteen line sonnet full of texture and unusual rhythms. Hopkins the religious poet seeks to express his love of the divine in nature, contrasting the effects humans have on the world.
This hub takes a look into the symbolism of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A Raisin in the Sun. There is a lot of symbolism in the play, which is a testament to Lorraine Hansberry's skill as a playwright.
Europe is rising from the Middle Ages, looking back on the darkness and into the light of new ideas, new inventions, and new...worlds? I explore the reasons Europeans wanted to explore and colonize.