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

    The Midwest Accent & Slang Terms

    The Midwest Accent & Slang Terms

    by Melanie Palen12

  • Sonnet 73 is a beautiful and unusual love poem. An extended metaphor featuring trees, birds, the sun - and how, as humans age, they reflect the passing of seasonal time.

    Analysis of Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Carol Ann Duffy is the first female Poet Laureate ever in the United Kingdom. Her collection, The Feminine Gospels is about to go on the national A Level syllabus for 2013. As The World's Wife collection takes a backseat, here is an analysis of the poem History - from the Feminine Gospels (2002). It is about the plight of an elderly woman as she nears death alone at home.

    Poem Analysis: The Feminine Gospels - History by Carol Ann Duffy

    Poem Analysis: The Feminine Gospels - History by Carol Ann Duffy

    by Lisa McKnight8

  • Wendell Berry's short poem "The Peace of Wild Things" sums up the human need for time spent in nature, away from stress, headline news and anxieties about the future. The main theme, that of human nature versus nature, is explored through allusion and simple language relating to stillness and calm.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "The Peace of Wild Things" by Wendell Berry

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • An analysis of poems published in Anne Sextons' book "Transformations", which is a book of poetry centered around The Brothers Grimm Fairy-Tales. In these poems she retells the fairy-tale stories.

    The Transformation of Anne Sexton: The Grimm Complex

    The Transformation of Anne Sexton: The Grimm Complex

    by Brittany Kussman4

  • Andrew Jackson was the first Scots-Irish elected President of the United States, as well as the first westerner, the first not born into a prominent colonial family, the first born in a log cabin, the first born into poverty, the first nominated by...

    Biography of Andrew Jackson

    Biography of Andrew Jackson

    by James A Watkins150

  • 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 Scott4

  • Do you want to surprise someone special with romantic Romanian phrases? Many of those who want to learn to speak Romanian are doing this because they are in love with a Romanian.

    Romantic Romanian Phrases

    Romantic Romanian Phrases

    by vagabondista50

  • The word ballad has been taken from Latin word ballare, which means dancing song. Ballad is a shorter narrative poem, which comprises of short stanzas. Ballad is a poem, which is meant for singing.

    The Ballad: Definition, Types, and Characteristics

    The Ballad: Definition, Types, and Characteristics

    by Muhammad Rafiq31

  • In Stephen Vincent Benét's ballad, the speaker is dramatizing the mind-set of an individual whose life is spent close to the land; thus, he prefers the rural, rustic life to life in the city. He also reveals his tranquil existence in the astral world after leaving his physical body.

    Stephen Vincent Benét's "The Ballad of William Sycamore"

    Stephen Vincent Benét's "The Ballad of William Sycamore"

    by Linda Sue Grimes4

  • Women’s literature presents a unique view into the female American experience. America experienced many changes following the Civil War. The country was in a period of transformation, including political, economic, social, and literary shifts. As the country emerged into the Industrial Revolution female authors were forging a place for themselves in literary cannon. The feminist movement called into question the role of women in society and female authors responded by creating works presenting

    Women's Contribution to Early American Literature

    Women's Contribution to Early American Literature

    by Nancy Snyder10

  • Figurative language, or figures of speech, are rhetorical devices used by writers and speakers to give words meaning beyond their usual, literal definition. There are many different kinds of figures of speech, including simile, and metaphor, and in this article, I'll go over a few examples.

    Simile, Metaphor, and Personification: A Brief Guide to Figures of Speech

    Simile, Metaphor, and Personification: A Brief Guide to Figures of Speech

    by Kathryn Lamoreux6

  • 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 Wickstrom24

  • A deer is hit by a car driven by a teenage drunk who reacts by taking the severely injured animal back home. Big mistake? An angry father puts an end to the agony of the deer but what about the teen?

    Analysis of Poem "Deer Hit" by Jon Loomis

    Analysis of Poem "Deer Hit" by Jon Loomis

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Why Filipinos blessed to the elderly is a unique Filipino gesture called mano and is just one of many. Filipinos also used titles and honorifics in addressing relatives and strangers to convey respect. Lolo and lola, mang and aleng are just few examples of Filipino titles used.

    Filipino Culture: Showing Respect to Elders

    Filipino Culture: Showing Respect to Elders

    by precy anza13

  • 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 Marika52

  • Immigration from Italy and the rest of Europe beginning in the 1950s for 50 years hence is known as THE SECOND WAVE of European Immigration. America was not even 100 years old yet in 1850!

    Italian Immigration to America in the 1850s

    Italian Immigration to America in the 1850s

    by Patty Inglish MS41

  • 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

  • This article contains 50 idioms related to cats. We use idioms in everyday speech, but I had no idea that so many include a reference to cats. How many do you recognize?

    50 Cat Idioms and Phrases

    50 Cat Idioms and Phrases

    by Ben Reed14

  • Sylvia Plath's "Metaphors" portrays a unique vision of a character obsessed with body image, specifically, the character is preoccupied with her pregnant body.

    Sylvia Plath's

    Sylvia Plath's "Metaphors"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Why Do People Convert to Religion? - There are at least eight types of religious conversion. Each uniformly depends on the psychology of the individual.

    Why Do People Convert to Religion?

    Why Do People Convert to Religion?

    by Thomas Swan10

  • 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

    What Caused the Salem Witch Trials?

    What Caused the Salem Witch Trials?

    by Josh Wilmoth37

  • Write your paper fast with these easy topic ideas. No research needed. Just write what you already know.

    List of Easy Essay Topic Ideas

    List of Easy Essay Topic Ideas

    by Virginia Kearney8

  • 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.

    Trench Fever and Lice in World War I

    Trench Fever and Lice in World War I

    by Judi Brown14

  • Sam Patch, a mill worker from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, captivated the American public in the 1820s with his spectacular, death-defying leaps off waterfalls and other high, dangerous places. Patch became known as the "Jersey Jumper" and the "Yankee Leaper," as he conquered the Great Falls in Paterson, New Jersey, Niagara Falls, and the Upper Falls of the Genesee River in Rochester, New York. He died making his second jump at the Genesee falls, but he became an American folk hero.

    Waterfall Jumper Sam Patch: Early American Daredevil

    Waterfall Jumper Sam Patch: Early American Daredevil

    by Brian Lokker10

  • God reveals Himself by many names throughout the scriptures that express a quality of His character that is vital for us to know. One in particular stands out to me lately in reference to the miracle of the five loaves and two fish as told in all four of the Gospels (Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:31-44, Luke 9:10-16, and John 6:5-14) - signifying a lesson that applies to every sphere of our life. El Shaddai the "All Sufficient One" is the name that reminds me of the Lord at this event.

    El Shaddai—The All Sufficient God

    El Shaddai—The All Sufficient God

    by Tamarajo52

  • What is the oldest story ever written? - The Epic of Gilgamesh was written over 4,000 years ago on cuneiform clay tablets. It recounts a king's quest to overcome death, and the original story of the Great Flood.

    What Is the Oldest Story Ever Written?

    What Is the Oldest Story Ever Written?

    by Thomas Swan31

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

    Chinese and Japanese Koi Art

    Chinese and Japanese Koi Art

    by truefaith73

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

    Analysis of "Oranges" by Gary Soto

    Analysis of "Oranges" by Gary Soto

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Where were you in 1965? This year had it's ups and downs. From Diet Pepsi, to the Beatles and the war in Vietnam, 1965 was history in the making...

    Flashback Facts From 1965

    Flashback Facts From 1965

    by Linda Bilyeu42

  • Learn how to identify, interpret, and write about a symbol in a work of literature. Ace your English class! Suitable for high school English or college-level literature.

    How to Write a Symbolism Essay

    How to Write a Symbolism Essay

    by Nadia Archuleta3

  • 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 Story of Paper

    The Story of Paper

    by Amanda Littlejohn22

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

    An Introduction to Plato’s Theory of Forms

    An Introduction to Plato’s Theory of Forms

    by Jennifer Wilber1

  • A poem written to flatter a loved one, a list of 'you are' lines that stretches to metaphorical overload. Litany is tongue in cheek work from Billy Collins, an exercise in and parody of, anaphora.

    Analysis of the Poem "Litany" by Billy Collins

    Analysis of the Poem "Litany" by Billy Collins

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Louise Erdrich's poem is based on the experiences of many Indian children who were taken from their tribal homes and 'educated' in boarding schools. They were not allowed to speak their native language, grow long hair or make contact with family. A poem about identity, roots and state oppression.

    Analysis of Poem "Indian Boarding School:The Runaways" by Louise Erdrich

    Analysis of Poem "Indian Boarding School:The Runaways" by Louise Erdrich

    by Andrew Spacey6

  • 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 Buda2

  • The speaker in Emily Dickinson's "A Light exists in Spring" is striving to portray a certain kind of light that "exists [only] in Spring" or very near spring.

    Emily Dickinson's "A Light exists in Spring"

    Emily Dickinson's "A Light exists in Spring"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein examines the pursuit of knowledge within the industrial age, shining a spotlight on the ethical, moral, and religious implications of science. Did the scientist go too far in his creation of the monster, or was he only indulging natural human curiosity?

    The Role of Science in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

    The Role of Science in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

    by Anaya M. Baker14

  • A suffering speaker talks with his Beloved Creator, as he prayerfully contemplates his mortality and immortality.

    John Donne's Holy Sonnet I

    John Donne's Holy Sonnet I

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • How did the field of nursing go from a criminals' career to a modern-day hero's career? There were many women (and men) who have helped in facilitating the improvements and great strides toward success in the field of nursing in the past one hundred and fifty years. But just who were these great men and women nurses, and how did they aid in the institutionalization of nursing as we know it today?

    History of Modern Nursing: The Pioneers of Nursing

    History of Modern Nursing: The Pioneers of Nursing

    by Kitty Fields15

  • Flower quotes from Shakespeare, translated and explained. Quotations from Romeo and Juliet, Sonnet 130, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, and Hamlet.

    Flower Quotes From Shakespeare

    Flower Quotes From Shakespeare

    by Jule Romans2

  • Starting in 1992, Sarajevo, capital of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was under siege that lasted from 1992 to 1996, the longest in modern history-- longer even than the Siege of Leningrad.

    The Siege of Sarajevo

    The Siege of Sarajevo

    by David Hunt14

  • This article explores the life and character of Nat Turner; famous leader of the Southampton Slave Insurrection.

    Nat Turner: Quick Facts

    Nat Turner: Quick Facts

    by Larry Slawson4

  • Catapults have a certain mystique and a very long history. They have been used in warfare and in fun competitions. Here are resources to help you learn more about catapults and how to make them.

    All About Catapults

    All About Catapults

    by The Lion22

  • 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 MacPharlain22

  • 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...

    How to Speak Cajun English (Or at Least Understand It)

    How to Speak Cajun English (Or at Least Understand It)

    by ckadyarc69

  • In 1995, as Barack Obama began his run for the Illinois Senate, he put out, a memoir, Dreams from My Father. Like many politicians, Obama's success has been fueled by a popular book title.

    Barack Obama: The Writer Who Became President

    Barack Obama: The Writer Who Became President

    by Harry Nielsen2

  • One of the most famous and recognizable monuments in the world, Stonehenge continues to fascinate and induce awe. Here are some interesting facts about the prehistoric stone circle.

    15 Interesting Stonehenge Facts

    15 Interesting Stonehenge Facts

    by Paul Goodman3

  • Osho is well known today for his quotes and insightful sayings. However, there is another more questionable and controversial side to Osho that many people do not know about!

    Who Is Osho?

    Who Is Osho?

    by Bridget F10

  • Vladimir Propp created the Proppian Analysis in his study of fairytales, which highlights many similarities within ancient and modern tales. Though complex, it can be simplified to some basic elements

    The Proppian Analysis for Fiction

    The Proppian Analysis for Fiction

    by Nathan Kiehn0

  • A mystic perceives spiritual realities that lay beyond the realm of ordinary human consciousness. Caryll Houselander is a modern mystic.

    Caryll Houselander: A Modern Mystic

    Caryll Houselander: A Modern Mystic

    by Bede10

  • The democracy of Athens did not occur overnight but developed through many types of government. The democracy that we know today traveled from monarchy through oligarchy, through tyrants and eventually made its way to the classical form of Athenian...

    The Evolution of Athenian Democracy

    The Evolution of Athenian Democracy

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • The reasons for the Jewish persecution of the early church, significant events in the evolution of persecution, and a comparison of the treatment of James the Righteous (the just) and Paul of Tarsus.

    Why Did the Jews Persecute the First Christians?

    Why Did the Jews Persecute the First Christians?

    by B A Johnson6

  • what wash days were like sixty years ago before there were such things as automatic washing machines. Read this first hand account of what it was like in a working class home in Britain on wash day.

    Working Class Life in the 1940s - Wash Day

    Working Class Life in the 1940s - Wash Day

    by maggs22458

  • Follow these quick and easy tips to make your sentences sound more professional and well-written. Anyone can follow these tips to be a better writer.

    5 Easy Tips to Write Better Sentences

    5 Easy Tips to Write Better Sentences

    by Virginia Kearney13

  • Auto Wreck is a poem of vivid imagery written at a time when car crashes were relatively rare. It is a commentary on the actual accident scene but also explores human fragility and death.

    Analysis of Poem "Auto Wreck" by Karl Shapiro

    Analysis of Poem "Auto Wreck" by Karl Shapiro

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Cavanal Hill is known as the “World’s Highest Hill," reaching 1,999 feet above the surrounding terrain. Did you know that going up to the top can be an adventure in itself? Here's some trivia . . .

    Cavanal Hill Historic Trail

    Cavanal Hill Historic Trail

    by Eric Standridge2

  • 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 Sparrow17

  • The Rebecca Riots lasted for several years, mainly in Wales. But just who was "Rebecca" and what were the riots about?

    What Were the Rebecca Riots?

    What Were the Rebecca Riots?

    by Judi Brown56

  • Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone revolutionized 19th century communication and was the precursor to the development of of the satellite mobile communications revolution of today...

    Facts About Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone

    Facts About Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone

    by Amanda Littlejohn30

  • Germany and the Soviet Union had a non-aggression pact during the start of WW2, but this was soon broken by Hitler when he invaded the Soviet Union in 1941. There were a number of reasons for this inevitable invasion.

    Why Did Hitler Invade the Soviet Union During WW2

    Why Did Hitler Invade the Soviet Union During WW2

    by Sudhir0

  • The values of the Cult of Domesticity focused on the happiness of the family unit and the wholeness of the home. Popular in the 1800s to early 1900s, 1950s, and now 2010s as the New Domesticity.

    The Cult of Domesticity: Values Past and Present

    The Cult of Domesticity: Values Past and Present

    by Stove And Home22

  • The dictionary definition of bleach is "the whiteness that results from removing colour from some thing." The process of bleaching is now extensively applied in science. It is a process that provides a handy solution to countless industrial...

    History of Bleach

    History of Bleach

    by hassam23

  • An analysis of Aphra Behn's Oroonoko: The Royal Slave and the anti-slavery narrative within the novel. Aphra Behn (1640-1689) wrote the novel Oroonoko in 1688 and based it on her trip to what many researchers believe is Surinam...

    Aphra Behn's Oroonoko: The Royal Slave Analysis and Summary

    Aphra Behn's Oroonoko: The Royal Slave Analysis and Summary

    by Brittany Kennedy4

  • Religion wasn't always lacking LGBT figures and themes! Records of ancient mythology indicate many gods and legendary heroes - of every color in the rainbow.

    LGBT Themes in Ancient Mythology

    LGBT Themes in Ancient Mythology

    by aliasis8

  • 'How all occasions do inform against me' [Act 4 Scene 4 Audiences can access Hamlet's thoughts, emotions and feelings via a soliloquy. Here, Hamlet feels lost; defeated; a failure, and he cannot understand why. He has tried to do the right thing; yet nothing has gone right for him. He is disgusted with himself; contemptous of his own weak inadequacy and fearful failings. We learn about Hamlet's confused emotional state; his depression and guilt.

    Analysis and Commentary on Hamlet's Last Soliloquy:

    Analysis and Commentary on Hamlet's Last Soliloquy: "How all occasions do inform against me"

    by Tricia Mason4

  • When closely analyzed, many characters in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland exhibit mental illnesses. Was this a conscious decision? If so, why did Carroll do this? Continue reading to find out!

    Mental Illness in Alice in Wonderland

    Mental Illness in Alice in Wonderland

    by Molly Stroud1

  • In The Real Thing, written by Henry James, artifice, regarding art, is a glorified representation of reality and, therefore, possesses a greater quality of realism to it than reality itself. James, here, alludes to the factor of malleability in many separate occasions throughout the piece. Perhaps this quality is more important than a certain graceful stagnancy which permeates this short story. It can be thought, also, that perhaps James uses his own writing to portray this view of artifice vers

    Book Discussion: The Real Thing by Henry James

    Book Discussion: The Real Thing by Henry James

    by Epsilon51

  • 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.

    Top 5 Legendary Snipers

    Top 5 Legendary Snipers

    by Blake Atkinson29

  • 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

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem "A Voice" by Pat Mora

    Analysis of Poem "A Voice" by Pat Mora

    by Andrew Spacey1

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

    How to Start a Writer's Notebook

    How to Start a Writer's Notebook

    by Chloe38

  • Church architecture refers to the architecture of buildings of Christian churches. It has evolved over the two thousand years of the Christian religion, Given below are the fundamental features which are used in church architecture.

    Church Architecture Terminologies

    Church Architecture Terminologies

    by Mugdha0

  • 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

  • Emily Dickinson's As Imperceptibly As Grief is a subtle and melancholic study of summer passing, as metaphor for life fading away. With varied meter, personification, full rhyme and slant rhyme the language reflects the day ending. Seasons pass, life transitions. Sad but beautiful.

    Analysis of the Poem "As Imperceptibly As Grief" by Emily Dickinson

    Analysis of the Poem "As Imperceptibly As Grief" by Emily Dickinson

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • There is a difference between genre and form in literature. Genre and form are not the same? Is fiction a genre or a form? How about poetry, romance or fantasy. Here are one writer's thoughts about genre and form. Read and I believe you will have greater insight into these categories of literature.

    The Meaning of Genre in Literature

    The Meaning of Genre in Literature

    by Chris Mills25

  • Three sonnets from Romeo and Juliet are in the Act I prologue, the lovers' first kiss in Act I, and the Act II prologue. Each sonnet is analyzed and explained with some tutorial links and review for iambic pentameter and rhyme scheme.

    Three Sonnets in Romeo and Juliet

    Three Sonnets in Romeo and Juliet

    by Jule Romans1

  • Sonnet 55 focuses on time, immortality and the power of poetry. The essence of his lover will be preserved forever, in the poem. It will outlast fine monuments, wars, death and unclean time.

    Analysis of Sonnet 55 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 55 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • This poem, from Songs Of Experience, is about the suppression of anger in our relationships. Is it wise to bottle it up until it bursts out uncontrollably? Or is it better to let it out?

    Analysis of Poem "A Poison Tree" by William Blake

    Analysis of Poem "A Poison Tree" by William Blake

    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

  • Cats have endeared themselves to famous creative people throughout history. Discover some of the writers, inventors, philosophers and solitaries they've inspired.

    Famous Cat Lovers in History

    Famous Cat Lovers in History

    by FlourishAnyway128

  • 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 Watkins410

  • Goldilocks (often with three bears) seems like a simple story for children, but it has pretty interesting history and many surprising variations.

    The History Behind the Story of Goldilocks

    The History Behind the Story of Goldilocks

    by Tolovaj Publishing House61

  • In her work, "A New England Nun," Mary E. Wilkins Freeman illustrates a woman's struggle with the commitment of marriage. This essay examines how Freeman illustrates the feminine struggle to be independent while being dedicated to a man.

    A New England Nun by Mary E. Wilkins: Analysis and Summary

    A New England Nun by Mary E. Wilkins: Analysis and Summary

    by Brittany Kennedy5

  • Flower design has existed for thousands of years, and like all other art movements, it has evolved and changed with time, cultures, and materials.

    A Short History of Floral Design

    A Short History of Floral Design

    by Colwynn1

  • 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

  • Pablo Neruda was a great poet. Did you read his poetry? Here is a list of 5 most famous Neruda’s poems you will enjoy reading.

    5 Most Famous Poems by Pablo Neruda

    5 Most Famous Poems by Pablo Neruda

    by Marina Puzic0

  • The Enchiridion, also known as The Manual or Handbook, is a practical philosophical guide instructing readers on how to live well.

    The Enchiridion Summarized

    The Enchiridion Summarized

    by Sean Fullmer3

  • Plane crashes are disastrous events that lead to tragic loss of life. This article details the 5 worst plane crashes of all time and the effects they had on the aviation industry.

    5 of the Worst Plane Crashes in History

    5 of the Worst Plane Crashes in History

    by K S Lane6

  • 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 Spacey0

  • The speaker in Frost's "A Prayer in Spring" is saying an uncomplicated prayer focusing on love and gratitude that is traditionally on display during the season of Thanksgiving.

    Robert Frost's "A Prayer in Spring"

    Robert Frost's "A Prayer in Spring"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Las Meninas, painted by Diego Velazquez in 1656. wikipedia One of the most highly viewed and analyzed paintings in Spanish history is the portrait painting by Diego Velazquez, Las Meninas. Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez was one of Europe' s...

    Diego Velazquez and His Masterpiece Painting "Las Meninas"

    Diego Velazquez and His Masterpiece Painting "Las Meninas"

    by Suzette Walker16

  • Explore the history of Pointillism painting, the rationale behind the technique, and meet both classical and modern Pointillists and their works. Includes images, links, video, and quotations from the artists.

    Introduction to Pointillism

    Introduction to Pointillism

    by Kate P18

  • The land known as Mesopotamia lies between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates, which flow through modern day Iraq.

    Ancient Mesopotamia

    Ancient Mesopotamia

    by Chelsea Vogel8

  • 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

  • Sonnet 22 finds the speaker growing ever more fanciful as she paints a haven for the loving couple whose union is strengthened by soul force.

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet 22

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet 22

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Her Kind is an early poem by Anne Sexton, published in her first book To Bedlam and Part Way Back. It is full of dark imagery, written as the poet was battling against depression and inner demons.

    Analysis of Poem "Her Kind" by Anne Sexton

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