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

    How Long Did the Empires of Ancient Civilizations Last?

    How Long Did the Empires of Ancient Civilizations Last?

    by larryfreeman121

  • Derek Walcott's Love After Love focuses on loving the inner self, healing oneself following relationship breakdown. With metaphor, strong imagery and religious allusion the poem's speaker instructs the reader in the art of self-love. What change there can be when we accept the stranger needs love.

    Analysis of Poem "Love After Love" by Derek Walcott

    Analysis of Poem "Love After Love" by Derek Walcott

    by Andrew Spacey0

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

    Analysis of the Poem Blessing by Imtiaz Dharker

    Analysis of the Poem Blessing by Imtiaz Dharker

    by Andrew Spacey9

  • How many of your thoughts are your own? Religion, culture, and politics play a strong role in the controlling of your thoughts. It's a danger, because it prevents you from truly being free.

    The Danger of Thought Control

    The Danger of Thought Control

    by Jason Reid Capp0

  • Carl Sandburg, inspired by a book of Japanese haiku, wrote this little poem whilst passing near Chicago harbor. Fog is one of his best-known short poems. It captures the silent mystery of the cat.

    Analysis of "Fog" by Carl Sandburg

    Analysis of "Fog" by Carl Sandburg

    by Andrew Spacey3

  • Homes of the first American settlers were crude structures built not for aesthetics or comfort, but strictly for functional purposes. They were simple sturdy homes; just enough to meet the demands of a people who required only the basics. Aesthetics were non-existent; a non-essential luxury.

    What Early American Homes of the First Colonial Settlers Were Like

    What Early American Homes of the First Colonial Settlers Were Like

    by artsofthetimes2

  • Scores of people have made a claim that they are the second coming of Jesus Christ; none have been taken seriously except by a small coterie of followers.

    People Claiming to Be Jesus

    People Claiming to Be Jesus

    by Rupert Taylor5

  • Here's a list of things to do when you're stuck choosing a thesis. Step-by-step instructions for writing an outstanding thesis, with examples.

    Easy Ways to Write a Thesis Statement

    Easy Ways to Write a Thesis Statement

    by Virginia Kearney23

  • The Aztec Calendar is often confused with the Mayan calendar. The two are quite similar. The truth is that the Aztecs borrowed the Mayan calendar which was in common use at the time. The Aztec Sun Stone is also called the Aztec Calendar stone, but it is not a true calendar. It is an illustration of the Gods of Time and is sometimes referred to the Aztec Cosmos. The Aztecs called it the Great Mechanism of the Universe.

    How to Read an Aztec Calendar

    How to Read an Aztec Calendar

    by Lela22

  • 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.

    Quotations From Real Pirates

    Quotations From Real Pirates

    by Teresa Coppens22

  • There is a big problem with some sayings that seem perfectly logical. Let’s look at this common example: There is an exception to every rule. Most people would just start thinking of all the rules they can recall to see if it is true, and then ultimately decide it probably is as there is no way for them to know every rule out there. But really they have no way of knowing whether it is true or not. Sounds good, but it isn’t.

    There Is an Exception to Every Rule

    There Is an Exception to Every Rule

    by Ron Hooft7

  • Robert Frost's Gathering Leaves is more than just an innocent poem about fallen autumn leaves. It questions the cycle of life and our role within it. Short quatrains with rhyme add up to an intriguing poem.

    Analysis of Poem "Gathering Leaves" by Robert Frost

    Analysis of Poem "Gathering Leaves" by Robert Frost

    by Andrew Spacey7

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

    Sylvia Plath's "Death & Co."

    Sylvia Plath's "Death & Co."

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Uncontrolled lust creates problems in society. These saints struggled with lust and have wise advice to stay in control.

    Saints Who Struggled With Lust

    Saints Who Struggled With Lust

    by Bede15

  • The conversion process for becoming a Conservative Jew involves extensive study, living a Jewish life, circumcision (for men), examination by a rabbinic court, and immersion in the ritual bath.

    How to Convert to Conservative Judaism

    How to Convert to Conservative Judaism

    by Brainy Bunny10

  • Madame Butterfly is one of the most popular operas of all time. But the ending has a twist—the final chord is unusual. So why did Puccini choose to end his own favourite opera this way?

    Madame Butterfly—the Final Chord

    Madame Butterfly—the Final Chord

    by Frances Metcalfe4

  • The speaker of Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy" metaphorically elucidates the stifling condition of a human soul locked in a human body through the employment of a "caged bird."

    Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy"

    Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • A summary and full analysis line by line of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, one of the most influential modern poems. Inspired by the Grail legend it is full of religion, occult symbolism and mythology. Multiple voices, shifts in time and space, street dialogue and foreign languages combine in new form

    Analysis of the Poem

    Analysis of the Poem "The Waste Land" by T.S.Eliot

    by Andrew Spacey3

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

    Analysis of Poem My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

    Analysis of Poem My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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!

    Free German Essay on My Holidays: Meine Ferien

    Free German Essay on My Holidays: Meine Ferien

    by bongawonga14

  • It is said that the city of Buffalo got its name from the creek that it is built around. But the question is then, why was the creek named Buffalo? How did the creek become known as Buffalo Creek?

    How Buffalo, New York Got Its Name

    How Buffalo, New York Got Its Name

    by Drew Overholt0

  • Longtime Christians still get confused about the timeline of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus even though they hear sermons about those things in churches every Easter. Perhaps this timeline will help everyone understand what happened, according to the Bible.

    Timeline of Jesus' Death, Burial and Resurrection

    Timeline of Jesus' Death, Burial and Resurrection

    by Margaret Minnicks23

  • 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

  • Isobel Dixon's Plenty is a poem that contrasts childhood past and adult present; relative poverty with that of comfort and plenty. Central to the theme is the mother, struggling to cope. Simile, hyperbole, assonance and other devices all help make this a moving poem about family memories and love.

    Analysis of Poem "Plenty" by Isobel Dixon

    Analysis of Poem "Plenty" by Isobel Dixon

    by Andrew Spacey0

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

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

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

    by mikesweetwater5

  • Working class children in the Victorian Age began work early on- and were exposed to long hours, dangerous tasks, and hazardous environments. Read on to discover the horrors of Victorian child labor!

    Working Conditions for Poor Victorian Children

    Working Conditions for Poor Victorian Children

    by Simone Haruko Smith26

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

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

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

    by Andrew Spacey9

  • During the 1800s, Oklahoma was a wild and rugged place, full of outlaws and almost devoid of law. These treasure tales from Oklahoma tell the story of a number of outlaw treasure gained and then lost again. Somewhere in the heart of Oklahoma lies several million dollars of buried loot.

    Three Fascinating Tales of Buried Treasure in Oklahoma

    Three Fascinating Tales of Buried Treasure in Oklahoma

    by Eric Standridge4

  • My hub is all about Basic Kuwaiti Arabic words and phrases that I learnt in Kuwait when I worked there years ago and I am going to translate them in English. It was easier to learn the spoken Arabic language first by learning the Arabic words and phrases then use them in sentences later.

    Basic Kuwaiti Arabic Words and Phrases in English

    Basic Kuwaiti Arabic Words and Phrases in English

    by Linda Bryen126

  • 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 Spacey1

  • There is a lot of confusion about the relationship between genre and form in literature. I have read seasoned authors who I feel are still missing the mark. I present in this article a way of understanding each of these categories of literature. The line between genre and form is clear. I promise.

    Genre in Literature Defined and Described

    Genre in Literature Defined and Described

    by Chris Mills26

  • 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

  • The pagan tribes who authored the epic Beowulf and the characters within the story have a unique culture. There are four major parts of Anglo Saxon and Germanic culture that is vital to understanding Beowulf. Anyone looking to analyze the epic must first understand Bards, paganism, the warrior king culture and Anglo Saxon Christianization to form a complete analysis of Beowulf.

    Anglo-Saxon and Germanic Culture: The Historical Setting in Beowulf

    Anglo-Saxon and Germanic Culture: The Historical Setting in Beowulf

    by Ryan Buda3

  • Three examples of the military creativity of the (not so) ancient hindu peoples and their love for exquisite weaponry.

    Strange Weapons of Ancient India

    Strange Weapons of Ancient India

    by Guilherme Radaeli5

  • The speaker in Walter de la Mare’s "Silver" dramatizes the silvering of things as they appear without the sunlight. Sunlight is gold; moonlight is silver.

    Walter de la Mare’s "Silver"

    Walter de la Mare’s "Silver"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • The book of John informs us that the "Word"-"Jesus" was in the beginning of creation. A frequently repeated, untranslated Hebrew word in the Old Testament reveals this very truth.

    The Aleph and Tav in the Hebrew Scriptures

    The Aleph and Tav in the Hebrew Scriptures

    by Tamarajo12

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

    Definition and Characteristics of Neoclassical Poetry

    Definition and Characteristics of Neoclassical Poetry

    by Muhammad Rafiq83

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

    How to Write in Iambic Pentameter

    How to Write in Iambic Pentameter

    by Katharine L Sparrow23

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

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

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

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Sunday Morning, a poem in blank verse, focuses on the idea that traditional religious faith in the old gods has gone and needs to be replaced by a fresh new natural paganism. Stevens explores human belief in his own inimitable way. Vivid imagery, exotic language. Where do truth and beauty reside?

    Analysis of Poem Sunday Morning by Wallace Stevens

    Analysis of Poem Sunday Morning by Wallace Stevens

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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.

    Functions of Nouns

    Functions of Nouns

    by myvenn41

  • 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

  • These contemptuous F-Words are divided into subsections for describing people, animals and things, also for use as verbs. Meanings are added for those who are interested in learning something new.

    50 Unfriendly F-Words You Can Say Instead

    50 Unfriendly F-Words You Can Say Instead

    by Dora Weithers65

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

    Where Did the Titanic Sink?

    Where Did the Titanic Sink?

    by Melanie14

  • "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

  • Who are the Gypsies and where did they come from? The Roma or Romani people have long lived the Gypsy life. This article gives us a glimpse at the history of the Gypsies, who are not Egyptians at all.

    History of the Gypsies

    History of the Gypsies

    by James A Watkins455

  • The word epic has been derived a Greek word epikos, which means a word, song or speech. An epic is well-defined as a long story in verse dwelling upon an important theme in a most elegant style and language.

    The Epic: Definition, Types & Characteristics

    The Epic: Definition, Types & Characteristics

    by Muhammad Rafiq52

  • Seamus Heaney's Blackberry-Picking is all about childhood ideals versus adult realities and the passage of time. The first stanza outlines the joy of picking, that lust for the juicy fruit, whilst the second stanza contrasts the fate of the berries, their inevitable decay and loss of goodness.

    Analysis of Poem Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney

    Analysis of Poem Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney

    by Andrew Spacey5

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

    Reasons for American Entry Into WWII

    Reasons for American Entry Into WWII

    by Justin Ives36

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

    El Shaddai—The All Sufficient God

    El Shaddai—The All Sufficient God

    by Tamarajo56

  • A brief history of tanka, along with some of my tanka poems. Tips about poems for kids, photos, and videos are included. Written by a retired literature and writing teacher.

    Tanka: Poems for Kids - and adults

    Tanka: Poems for Kids - and adults

    by Holle Abee15

  • 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

  • Imtiaz Dharker's Tissue poem focuses on the fragile life we humans lead, how our lives are stories written down on paper, lived within buildings made of paper - ultimately we live in our skin which is nothing but tissue. With religious allusion, metaphor and ambiguity Tissue alters things?

    Analysis of Poem Tissue by Imtiaz Dharker

    Analysis of Poem Tissue by Imtiaz Dharker

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Charles Dickens, like his character, Oliver Twist, knew from experience the meaning of poverty. Let's take a look at the social history that forms the background to the most famous of all his books.

    Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist: A Social History

    Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist: A Social History

    by Amanda Littlejohn14

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

    Analysis of Poem Exposure by Wilfred Owen

    Analysis of Poem Exposure by Wilfred Owen

    by Andrew Spacey3

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

    Sparta and Athens

    Sparta and Athens

    by Anonemuss341

  • How do you say "love" in Hebrew. Besides the obvious, there are many different ways to say love!

    How to Say "Love" in Hebrew

    How to Say "Love" in Hebrew

    by Randi Benlulu34

  • Buddhism is a religion that requires the separation of self from reality. The ego must be cast aside completely to achieve an escape from constant rebirth.

    The Fundamentals of Buddhism

    The Fundamentals of Buddhism

    by Tara Mapes3

  • This guide will teach you how to test the air content of concrete with a roller meter. It covers the reasons you are performing this test, the equipment needed, and the procedure of ASTM C173. It is intended to be a supplement to reading the ASTM as well as a study tool for the ACI exam.

    ASTM C173 - Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method

    ASTM C173 - Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method

    by Melissa Clason0

  • James K. Baxter's Farmhand is a portrayal of an awkward young farm worker, who lacks social skills yet cannot suppress his instincts. He's only at home when working on the farm, with familiar landscape and machinery. Is he emotionally damaged? Baxter explores individuality, what it is to be human.

    Analysis of Poem Farmhand by James K. Baxter

    Analysis of Poem Farmhand by James K. Baxter

    by Andrew Spacey3

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

    Analysis of the Poem "Punishment" by Seamus Heaney

    Analysis of the Poem "Punishment" by Seamus Heaney

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • The story of a well-educated multilingual girl with a Jewish stepfather and an early love story with a Zionist leader who would go on to marry the Nazi Minister for Propaganda.

    Magda Goebbels: First Lady of the Third Reich

    Magda Goebbels: First Lady of the Third Reich

    by Marco0

  • For over 100 years, the tragic history of the Titanic has captivated people's interest and has continuously been a source of speculation and wonder. Many know the infamous liner struck an iceberg, and sank into the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. But do they know why?

    Factors That Contributed to the Sinking of the Titanic

    Factors That Contributed to the Sinking of the Titanic

    by Rachel M Johnson6

  • Anne Sexton's poetry is unique in that it confronts mental illness head on, gives direct access to the heart and soul of a troubled mother, artist and poet. 'I hold back nothing,' she wrote. So true.

    Anne Sexton and the Poetry of Mental Illness

    Anne Sexton and the Poetry of Mental Illness

    by Andrew Spacey19

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem "Young" by Anne Sexton

    Analysis of Poem "Young" by Anne Sexton

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • A poem about cultural identity and the confused feelings of a teenage girl who receives presents from her relatives in Pakistan. Moniza Alvi's poem is full of colour and detail and is a personal exploration of her feelings at that time. Metaphor, simile and contrasting language enliven this poem.

    Analysis of Poem Presents From "My Aunts in Pakistan" by Moniza Alvi

    Analysis of Poem Presents From "My Aunts in Pakistan" by Moniza Alvi

    by Andrew Spacey1

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

    An Introduction to Plato’s Theory of Forms

    An Introduction to Plato’s Theory of Forms

    by Jennifer Wilber8

  • If you are writing a paper according to APA style, you may need to include an Abstract page as part of your paper. In this special Hub, I will show you exactly how to format the Abstract page in APA style, 6th edition (the most recent edition) and what you must include on this page. I have added visual examples so you can easily remember the format, layout and specs of a correct Abstract page.

    Format the Abstract Page in APA Style, 6th Edition

    Format the Abstract Page in APA Style, 6th Edition

    by Brian Scott7

  • Edgar Lee Master's Spoon River Anthology has become an American classic. The poet's skillful craftsmanship in molding each character produced a fascinating and insightful study of human nature.

    Edgar Lee Masters’ "The Hill"

    Edgar Lee Masters’ "The Hill"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • One of the most famous ships in sailing history, the RMS Titanic sank on her maiden voyage in 1912. Here are 15 interesting facts about the ship and the disaster.

    15 Interesting Facts About the RMS Titanic

    15 Interesting Facts About the RMS Titanic

    by Paul Goodman7

  • 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.

    40 Facts About Genghis Khan

    40 Facts About Genghis Khan

    by Thomas Swan34

  • Nothing's Changed is a poem that burns with frustration and anger. A man goes back to District 6 in Cape Town, South Africa, and concludes that the blacks are still oppressed and poor, despite the end of apartheid, a brutal system segregating white and black.

    Analysis of Poem Nothing's Changed by Tatamkhulu Afrika

    Analysis of Poem Nothing's Changed by Tatamkhulu Afrika

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Buddhism and Hinduism are the two well-known philosophies emerged in the Indian sub-continent. Spiritual inquiry in India has never been a systematic progression of a single school of thought. It tolerated experiments and new religious concepts. Nirvana was such a novel idea proposed by Buddha.

    What Is Buddha’s Nirvana? Is That Retold Moksha?

    What Is Buddha’s Nirvana? Is That Retold Moksha?

    by Paul Joseph0

  • 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 Spacey4

  • While sibling saints are rare, brother and sister saints are most uncommon. These saints reveal the beauty of mutual support between siblings.

    Brother and Sister Saints

    Brother and Sister Saints

    by Bede8

  • Shakespeare's sonnet 60 is all about cruel Time and its effect on beauty. Full text with summary and in depth analysis - rhyme, meter (metre), metaphor, symbol, biblical and mythological allusions.

    Analysis of Sonnet 60 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 60 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • This is a study of an Old Testament structure that has quite a bit to teach us about the New Testament's understanding of dwelling with God through Christ. The primary purpose of the Tabernacle will be examined.

    The Purpose of the Wilderness Tabernacle

    The Purpose of the Wilderness Tabernacle

    by Tamarajo13

  • While interpretations of absurdism are diverse, the fundamental concepts attributed with the discipline make you think. This article offers a detailed perspective on the philosophy of Absurdism.

    The Philosophy of Absurdism

    The Philosophy of Absurdism

    by Ansel Pereira3

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

    Key Concepts of the Philosophy of Aristotle

    Key Concepts of the Philosophy of Aristotle

    by Robephiles9

  • If thinking requires understanding, then many postmodernist poets are guilty of thinking without thought, exemplified by this Atwoodian loose-mused atrocity.

    Margaret Atwood's "In the Secular Night"

    Margaret Atwood's "In the Secular Night"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • 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.

    400 Words to Describe Texture

    400 Words to Describe Texture

    by ajbarnett60

  • 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

  • I Am Waiting is Ferlinghetti's poem of a hopeful 'rebirth of wonder' for the USA and the world. The speaker, repeatedly in limbo, waits for a different kind of outcome with respect to war, peace, religion, God and a Grecian Urn. A jazzy, comical list, a cry for help, a call to those in power.

    Analysis of Poem I Am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Analysis of Poem I Am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    by Andrew Spacey0

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

    Analysis of the Poem "The Emigree" by Carol Rumens

    Analysis of the Poem "The Emigree" by Carol Rumens

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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.

    Book Review: The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne

    Book Review: The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne

    by MacPharlain24

  • Roethke's villanelle is full of mystery and explores the nature of human identity. We think by feeling.What is there to know? Life is for living so learn by going where to go. A philosophical message.

    Analysis of Poem "The Waking" by Theodore Roethke

    Analysis of Poem "The Waking" by Theodore Roethke

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem "The Arrival of the Bee Box" by Sylvia Plath

    Analysis of Poem "The Arrival of the Bee Box" by Sylvia Plath

    by Andrew Spacey8

  • Therapy has progressed from driving out demons through violence and abuse to psychoanalysis and medication with lobotomies and electro-convulsive shocks along the way.

    A Short History of Mental Illness Treatment

    A Short History of Mental Illness Treatment

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • 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.

    Is it

    Is it "Bad Rap" or "Bad Wrap?"

    by Shadesbreath117

  • St. Augustine, an African priest who was made a bishop just before the beginning of the fifth century, wrote many works that are considered seminal in the area of Biblical Hermeneutics. However, he was also responsible for promoting some views that were more influenced by Cicero and Plato than by the Bible. These have had repercussions in the Christian church down the ages, even to today.

    St. Augustine's Contribution to Biblical Hermeneutics

    St. Augustine's Contribution to Biblical Hermeneutics

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan23

  • Sylvia Plath's satirical and sharp take on the social conventions that condition people to the 'market' that is marriage. Women are viewed as a product, objectified by men in stiff black suits.

    Analysis of the Poem "The Applicant" by Sylvia Plath

    Analysis of the Poem "The Applicant" by Sylvia Plath

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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 women found in this article are legendary for being the greatest bitches in history. They lived hard and loved hard. They remained committed in the face of great struggles and may serve as great inspiration for women today.

    Great Bitches in History

    Great Bitches in History

    by Haunty28

  • The most articulate atheists making the most effective arguments against religious belief, while refuting popular apologists and common arguments for the existence of God. Enjoy!

    3 Famous Atheists & Their Best Arguments

    3 Famous Atheists & Their Best Arguments

    by Sam Wickstrom31

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