Downton Abbey portrays a grand house with many servants, but what was life really like for a typical Victorian servant? Maids of all work were often the only servant and had to do all the work!
An interpretation of primary sources on the lost colony of Roanoke, detailing one possible outcome of the settlers' fate.
The basic aspects and definition of autobiography including common characteristics such as perspective, identity, and introspection.
William Shakespeare. Called the greatest writer of the English language that there has ever been, but slated by critics in his own time. Twelve facts that you might not have known about Shakespeare.
Why did polio live among humans for thousands of years with few cases of paralysis, then change and cripple or kill thousands each year?
The Adventure of the Cardboard Box is a short story penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring Sherlock Holmes. A tale of murder, the story in its day was one of the most controversial.
In this excerpt from This Sex, Irigaray draws on the work of Karl Marx and anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss to explain the commodification of women in “our” society. Irigaray begins with the statement that “The society we know, our own...
Onomatopoeia. Words that sound the same as their meanings. Words that imitate sounds associated with objects or actions. Words we use every day. Zip! Screech! Click! Clack! Snap Crackle Pop! Buzz! Chirp! Clang! Clap! Crackle! Hiss!
Read stories from the Golden Age of Piracy, a time in history when famous pirates ruled the seas. Dead men tell no tales, except these.
This is the account of three Scottish women who stood accused as witches: Isobel Gowdie, Helen Duncan, and Carol Compton, three very Scottish witches.
Only five lines long, this war poem is based on Jarrell's own experiences with bomber aircraft. The turret gunner was hunched upside-down in the belly of the airplane, vulnerable to enemy fire.
We find the speaker in bed with his lover, having a go at the sun for rudely intruding through windows and curtains. Donne's aubade has all the classic elements - wit, wordplay and warmth.
An overview of the political ans social landscape that shaped and determined the events of Jesus Christ's life and death
The myth of the Virgin de Guadalupe is not only a veneer to conceal Nahua pagan beliefs, it is also highly unfounded.
Grinding poverty forced families to send children as young as three off to work in the most appalling conditions imaginable.
A poem full of drama, powerful language and poetic device, Wind is typical Ted Hughes in that here is described a struggle with nature, a battle with the elements. Six stanzas of tense physicality.
W.S. Merwin's break up poem combines vivid imagery, metaphor and unusual simile. The speaker seems caught between confusion and mental anguish and is attempting to work out just what went wrong. The repeated line It isn't as simple as that reflects the complex workings of the heart.
The battle of the Somme is today synonymous with military folly and pointless bloodshed, but in truth there were good reasons to attempt the massive assault. The military balance at the time favoured the defender, but there seemed to be no other way to break the deadlock.
It's always worth considering different views on how to live and be happy. In the modern day, without religion or authorities telling us how to do so it is becoming more and more important to consider utilitarianism. Modern utilitarianism is ethics based on logic and has helped many people decide how to live through its many modern utilitarian views. Read on to find out all the different modern types of utilitarianism and how they could help you.
Should we read the Jack Reacher books in order? And what is the reading order anyway for Lee Child's books?
Having A Coke With You is a fresh, conversational poem that captures the moment when ordinary things like Coke and an orange shirt with yoghurt become transcendental, immediate essences of love.
"Puss in Boots" is a famous fairytale, but its moral is pretty questionable. The title character achieves everything through trickery and his masters become rich doing nothing.
Why are we interested in the views that ten scientists had about God? The answer is that, unintentionally or not, these scientists had a greater impact on theology than most theologians.
An analysis of Harold Pinter's 'The Homecoming' with particular attention to the glass of water scene.
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.
The speaker is addressing his own soul, commanding it through reason to rely solely on his Divine Creator, Who has fashioned him into the very soul he must be.
Heathcliff may be painted as a black villain but Bronte, through genius storytelling, shows up the real villains in a Gothic tale teaming with thoughtless and cruel characters.
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.
What is justice? Is it better to be a just man or an unjust man? In the Republic, Plato argues with Glaucon that a just man's soul is like a well-working city. It is better to be a just man because of the intrinsic and extrinsic rewards.
Erotic fantasy or religious experience? Emily Dickinson was known as the virgin recluse but Wild Nights suggests that her passions ran deep and her yearnings for release were genuine enough. A poem about a liaison with God or a relationship with someone she knew? Ambiguous and metaphorical.
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekykll and Mr. Hyde" presents the theme of divided self while offering insight into Victorian England. Jekyll’s personal battle with his inner demons creates a literal division of self that would have been empathized by society of the period. There were many contributing factors to this division of society and personality. The rise of the Industrial age provided both economic wealth and poverty. The battle between the social classes
The kiss can be an obligatory greeting, a sign of respect, a personal expression of caring concern, and so much more.
Buddha’s 'Eightfold Path” is still relevant today. This ancient guide to living can bring you happiness, success, and personal fulfillment.
Types of Filipino verbs in their different tenses categorized as MAG verbs, UM verbs, I verbs and MA verbs with explanations on how to conjugate these types of Filipino/Tagalog verbs.
God's glory is heavy, as expressed biologically through the human liver and gold. Discover how the glory of God, the liver and gold are related in this article.
Dickens places Pip in a world layered with guilt in "Great Expectations" to show the reader the effect that environment has on development.
From man's earliest use of language, birds have inspired imagery, slang, symbols and surnames. Explore feathered figures of speech and flights of fancy -- and learn the origins of some common names.
Explores the Gaelic goddess of winter, and her associations in Celtic lore and culture. Also discusses similar figures in Germanic and Slavic tradition.
Are you looking for tips on how to write a good farewell speech for your seniors who are graduating from college? Junior students who want to learn the art of writing, I suggest following this guide to help you on your own way to speech-writing success!
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.
Before Jackie Robinson wore #42 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, he was a US Army officer court-martialed after refusing to go to the back of the bus.
Pretty is Stevie Smith's ironic poem on the use of the word pretty. Nature may be pretty to some but what does this really mean? Is nature always pretty? Pretty much. Using strong imagery, unusual syntax and repeated language the poem questions what it means for humans who think nature pretty.
An essay explaining the neccessity of an empathetic fatherly figure in a boy's life, using the novel "Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini
William Shakespeare's sonnet 144 brings together two loves: a man right fair and a woman coloured ill, making this a sonnet of the triangular love affair. Agony in ecstasy, heaven in hell, doubt.
Poetic Form can be understood as the physical structure of the poem: the length of lines, their rhythms, their system of rhymes and repetition.
Who was really the first explorer to discover North America? Ancient Romans, Egyptians as well as Irish Saints have all vied for the title. One thing is certain, it wasn't Christopher Columbus.
Hart Crane's last poem, The Broken Tower, written in Mexico, is full of symbolism, metaphor and vivid imagery in a musical lyric. The poet imagines the struggle between inner turmoil and creativity.
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.
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.
Theseus is one of the most famous of the Greek heroes. This is the story of how he entered the deadly maze of the Labyrinth and encountered the Minotaur, half-man and half-beast.
Hamlet's soliloquy in Act four scene four, of William Shakespeare's epic masterpiece, is one of the most thrilling speeches of the entire work. This article breaks the entire speech down by sentece, anylising each point individually, and explaining the deep character arcs which happen of ther course of this single speech.
Tennyson published Ring Out, Wild Bells, a New Year's poem, in 1850. The sentiments that are expressed therein are still relevant in twenty-first century society.
Voluntary euthanasia, also known as mercy killing, is one in which a person requests to end their life early. Is this moral to grant their request?
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.
DNA and other evidence have connected the Indigenous Peoples of all the nations in sub-polar regions around the Arctic Circle, as of 2011. See what this means in this article.
Alexander the Great was an amazing commander, but he was not the great general history sometimes sees.
Larkin's 'atheist poem' in which he explores the spiritual significance of the church, despite the decline of religious ritual in the western world. Contains dry wit and keen perception.
This is a literary analysis of feminist, sociologist, and novelist, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" discussing the use of mental illness in literature.
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.
This article gives some tips and tricks for how to write a paper, especially a thesis-driven paper. It offers tips for choosing a thesis, research, and citation.
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...
Why is Beowulf an epic hero? Hubris is not the heroic qualities of an epic hero. A summary and character analysis reveals that his hubris makes him a tragic hero.
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.
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!
In March 1950, in a notorious case in Britain, a man was hanged for killing his daughter in what turned out to be a miscarriage of justice caused by a bungled police investigation.
This article offers a comprehensive plot summary of 'The Free Radio' and the analysis of Rushdie's most important themes and features.
Here is a list of famous orphans and famous people from history who were orphaned or adopted and grew up to be celebrities and make positive contributions to society!
Ask any grade school student in New York or Chicago what City is the capital of California; most would likely say Los Angeles or San Francisco. As amazing as it may seem, however, the Capitol of California is the City of Sacramento. Located within...
It all began in the 19th century ... when you think of beer, think of Ohio. The Buckeye State (especially in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus) has its own history for brewing beer and ale.
When reading The Silken Tent by Robert Frost, a warm, fuzzy feeling known as love penetrates the senses through not only the diction the narrator uses, but also the figures of speech, tone, metaphors (whether or not implied), symbolism , and the...
Cozy Apologia is Rita Dove's ironic take on a romantic relationship with husband Fred. The speaker waits for a hurricane to hit and starts to daydream about her love and past acquaintances. Lyrical, fun and touching, this poem is a monologue on intimacy and time well spent.
Rita Dove's "Testimonial" is a free verse poem about learning, innocence, discovery and responsibility. "The world called, and I answered" is a famous line that suggests there is a need for a positive response by all of us. By becoming conscious of the world around, the speaker becomes self-aware.
Evolution is one of the best-supported bodies of knowledge in science. Creationism, Creation Science, and Intelligent Design are religious concepts, not science.
Need another word instead of "said?" Try my Easy charts of Other Words for Said. Plus ideas for writing good dialogue and using Author Tags for Research Citation.
An analysis of Max Ehrmann's didactic prose poem "Desiderata." The wise advice in these calming lines from 1927 still holds strong in the twenty-first century.
With a few millennia of history, China has a long list of glorious heroes. Here are five of the most famous Chinese heroes. Beloved for their moral uprightness, sense of justice and patriotism.
The modern nation-state arose out of the collapses of the European feudal order and the Roman church monopoly. This article gives an overview of the rise of the nation-state in Europe and then its expansion world-wide.
Winter, 1926. In his tiny London laboratory, John Logie Baird turned down the lights on his small, invited audience. Moving images appeared in the darkness. The audience gasped. Television was born...
Sister Nazarena was an American Camaldolese nun, who lived like an Egyptian hermit in a Roman convent for forty-five years.
On August 8, 1918, the Germans were taken by surprise when the British attacked and punched a 15-mile wide hole in the front. On that day the Kaiser and his generals realized the war was lost.
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.
Emily Dickinson's poem, "The Brain - is wider than the Sky," compares and contrasts the human brain with the sky, the sea, and God.
Even after three hundred years, arguments abound as to Milton's true proclivities towards the female gender. Is he a misogynist, a product of his time, or a closet feminist?
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.
The USS Missouri was was struck by a kamikaze during WW2. What happened after that was controversial and unpopular.
The Armistice on November 11, 1918 did not end the hostilities of World War I until 11:00 AM. That morning almost 11,000 men were killed, wounded or went missing.
Jane Shore was born to a respectable, prosperous family during the War of the Roses, but she was to become notorious as Yorkist King Edward IV's mistress. So find out more about her amazing life
When I have fears that I may cease to be is a sonnet by romantic John Keats. The speaker is fearful of the nothingness that awaits him before he's had time to fulfil his potential as a poet and lover and gain fame. Iambic pentameter dominates. Full end rhyme, metaphor and other literary devices.
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.
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.
Didn't have time to read the book? Read this comprehensive plot summary instead. Contains the explanation of Selvon's most important themes and features.
Learn the differences between two major schools of painting. You’ll then be better able to decide which paintings you like, and understand why you like them.
To understand Luther and the Protestant Reformation, one has to understand humanism. This Renaissance was a movement that would have man taking control of their own lives and souls: “man was now the creator of his own destiny.” This was the...
During the six-month-long “Phony War”, the Allies and Germany mostly watched each other (except for naval actions). However, during that time, the Soviets aggressively attacked her neighbors.
An analysis of the evocative, lyric poem, Ode to Autumn, the last poem written by the English Romantic poet Keats before he died at the early age of 26.
Winston Churchill was one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. Despite a privileged upbringing, he was a low achiever at school and had a rocky military and political career.
This is a discussion about the most well known of the Mughal rulers and compares each one's varying degrees of religious tolerance.
When World War Two erupted, Switzerland declared its neutrality, but after France surrendered in 1940, Hitler started planning Operation Tannenbaum (“Christmas Tree”), the invasion of Switzerland.
A fairly concise guide to the significance of female identity within a selection narrative poetry of John Keats, Angela Carters 'The Bloody Chamber' and Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'.
France's 1940 army was a more powerful force than it is as remembered as, but also suffered from serious shortcomings.
Struggling with writing a formal letter in Spanish? Here's some help with two sample letters proofread by native speakers of Spanish.
Poe's "The Sleeper" takes as its subject a beautiful woman in death, the subject that Poe claimed in his essay, "The Philosophy of Composition," to be the most poetic.
Was the Mongol leader castrated by a princess, killed in battle, or did he fall from his horse and die from pneumonia?
Choosing a Beowulf essay topic can be hard! Here are some sample topics to help you get started writing an essay on Beowulf.
An analysis of Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan, Chapter 13: Of the Natural Condition of Mankind as Concerning Their Felicity and Misery, and the theme of equality for body and mind, thus equality by nature.
The soldiers of WWI were unprepared for the Horrors of life in the trenches, In the war to end all wars the soldiers in the trenches were living in what was called "Hell on earth"
Despite being one of Britain`s greatest ever generals, Monty was a very difficult person to deal with.
As the speaker directly addresses his poem, he declaims on the immortality of the poetry that he is creating. As he does so, he employs the seasons to assist in dramatizing his notions.
These authors, from Graham Greene to Salmon Rushdie, are an absolute must for every literature buff out there.
Author of "The Souls of Black Folk," and a founder of the NAACP, W.E.B. Du Bois was a scholar, writer and activist who had a profound and continuing impact on American society.
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.
This article will help you understand the tension between transcendent criticism and immanent criticism, it is important to examine how each method has been contextualized within the world of critical theory.
As a member of the Allied Forces in WW2, Mexico supported the war effort with raw materials, braceros, the pilots of Escuadron 201, and infantry decorated for bravery.
Of all of the Oklahoma treasure tales, the tales surrounding Standing Rock may be the most interesting. The myths surrounding this treasure range from spanish conquistadors to doctors and ranchers.
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.
A guide to the changing experience of women through history. From ancient times to the present day, women have adapted, survived and thrived.
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.
Famous paintings of world renowned artists are indeed priceless and contain interesting little-known facts that are worth exploring. Read through the article to see what lie behind these masterpieces.
A detailed analysis and meaning of "The South," a poem written by the famed African American poet Langston Hughes in the 1920s.
James Madison was the fourth president of the United States and one of main architects of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
A brief look at language study and grammar, including traditional types of grammars and universal grammar as seen by grammarians and linguists.
James Madison was the father of the Constitution and wrote much of the Federalist Papers. He also had a great influence over George Washington, despite his mild-mannered, shy personality.
The humble aspirin tablet is a staple of household medicines. The simple tablet is often overlooked, however it has a fascinating history that spans centuries.
Uncontrolled lust creates problems in society. These saints struggled with lust and have wise advice to stay in control.
Though everyone knows the famous ones, there are actually 33 Greater London bridges across the Thames from the Tower to Hampton Court.
Traditional wedding customs are an important part of weddings around the globe. Each culture has their own unique customs which make weddings meaningful and enjoyable. German weddings are rich with numerous customs which would make a wonderful...
"Things Fall Apart" is a response and identification of the effects of the colonialism of Igboland and the danger of a single story.
A detailed analysis for both students and lovers of poetry. This article will guide you through the themes of Nature and Time in the cycle of life as created by Dylan Thomas, the tragic romantic poet.
This article provides an analysis of Plato's theory of the forms, as well as his ideas concerning a "perfect" society.
Possibly the most famous dramatic monologue in the English language, "My Last Duchess" features a character based roughly on a real Duke, Alfonso II, Duke of Ferrara.
A comprehensive guide to American Psychological Association writing style; otherwise known as APA formatting. Including examples, checklists, links to citation generators, and APA templates.
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.
In ancient Israel, Egypt, and Mesopotamia, few virtues were more respected and revered than wisdom. While its exact definition varied from culture to culture, it was nevertheless an ideal in which to aspire to, and those possessing it exhibited...
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.
America's first president, George Washington was keenly aware of his importance as the nation's first president, once remarking that "There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not be hereafter drawn into precedent." This essay provides an overview of Washington's actions as America's first president and how his actions established precedents for the American nation today.
My thoughts and opinions on the novel "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness. I detail why I think it's the best historical fiction novel that I have ever read.
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.
Genesis 6 very briefly refers to the Nephilim, yet does not talk about them again by name. Who are they? Are they really half angels? How big were they?
A Feminist and Formalist Literary Analysis of The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant: Two Different Approaches to Interpreting the same Literary Work.
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.
One of America's earliest poets wore many hats as he was a poet, a journalist, and a half-century long editor of the New York Evening Post. He was a romantic poet who wrote some of the great masterpieces of American poetry. He is none other than...
English idioms or idiomatic expressions come in many different forms. There are about 25,000 idioms in English. Many of these idioms, unfortunately, sound and look strange to most ESL students.
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.
This is a brief overview of the 16 major archetypes for reference if anyone is looking. These are not to be confused with the Jungian motives or character roles in a story.
James Joyce wrote Dubliners to show the "paralysis" taking hold of the Irish people. In the Boarding House he shows the reader the strangling force of religious and socioeconomic expectations.
Geometric Mouse X Sculpture by Claes Oldenburg is a public art sculpture located in downtown Houston.
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...
Karma is defined as the result of intentional actions through body, speech, or mind. These actions mold the conscious in a way that crafts one’s future life or rebirth.
A tribute to the Allied Merchant Navy in WW2, this article describes the convoy tactic that was fundamental during the Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945) as a defense against the German U.Boats and their so-called wolf packs. The losses to shipping escalated until 1942, when at last the Allies were able to tilt the balance. The merchant sailors were civilians who faced terrible conditions with a high loss of life. They deserve our deep respect and to be remembered with profound gratitude.
The Secret Garden is a story about a seemingly magical garden that has healing powers. The garden has been hidden for ten years when a young girl discovers it.
This article explores how to teach drama using several different, easy concepts. Gain confidence in your lessons when you use any one or a combination of these tools. A clear guide for how to use drama lesson plans, drama games, improvisation games, and monologues.
A burro (Spanish for donkey) plodded steadily along with a miner's supplies. The prospector didn't ride the animal, but walked in front. Without burros, the Old West would have seen less progress.
Imagine for a second, with a single stroke of the pen, the Pope dividing the world between two rival empires. That’s what happened in 1494 when Pope Alexander VI authored the Treaty of Tordesillas between John II of Portugal and Ferdinand of...
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.
Imagine a dog that never ate, drank, or aged, and who would mysteriously appear at critical moments of danger. Was St. John Bosco’s dog Grigio an angel clothed in a furry disguise?
Free, ready-made German essays to use straight away. In this article, learn how to write about your town in German.
Latin verbs typically have four principal parts. This article will explain each of these and how they're used.
The question never ceases to fascinate mankind. No matter how many answers are formulated, the meaning of life maintains a state of permanent elusiveness. Perhaps the quandary is mysterious because its answer is different for everyone. ...
Gas, guns and grenades weren't the only weapons in World War 1. Find out why sometimes primitive clubs, knives and daggers were more effective.
Sarah Forbes Bonetta was an orphaned African princess given as a gift to Queen Victoria by the King of Dahomey. Victoria became Sarah's godmother, and received her into the royal extended family.
Though Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy is universally thought to be about the repercussions of sin and virtue, there are many additional lessons and statements laced into its verses. According to Barbara Reynolds, “It was not [Dante’s]...
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?
The Socratic Method (or the Elenctic method) refers to the dialectical method of questioning and analytical probing used by the Athenian Philosopher Socrates (469-399B.C.E.).
Humans suffer every day somewhere, somehow. But normal life goes on as if tragedy and pain did not exist? Through a study of the paintings of the Old Masters, this poem explores the consequences.
A overview of the Logos in Greek and Jewish though as it pertains to the prologue to The Gospel of John
Poe was a master at reaching out to awaken the deepest emotions in others by shedding light on his own sorrows. Poe expressed the deepest love and deeper sorrows that was very much a part of himself.
Apollo was the favorite son of Zeus and one of the second generation of gods and goddesses in Greek myth. His twin sister was Artemis. He was an archer, a lawyer, the Sun God, and played the lute.
Crows are a species of bird that are highly intelligent, fasincinating to watch, and highly misunderstood by humankind. Crows art is also a largely-overlooked art genre! "Crow Art..." takes a look at crow art around the world, artists who are famous for their crow paintings, and crows in cultures all around the world!
Alexander "Sawney" Bean was a clan leader born in 14th century Scotland. He was a known cannibal who, with the help of his wife, raised a large army of canniballistic children and grandchildren.
Ever since I was a little girl I've had a fascination with fairies. There are so many stories about them in so many cultures and traditions, that I can't help but wonder whether there is some basis in truth for their existence.
Susan Glaspell’s Trifles brings attention to the political and social differences between men and women in the early 1900s. Trifles may seem like a simple story, but it is rich with symbolism and nuances of gender differences giving a glimpse of the insignificance of women in a man’s world.
In the mid 80's several friends are out in the woods near their home when they find a trail of chalk arrows and drawings of stick people, a secret symbol they use for each other, leading to the remains of a young girl's body dismembered.
This article provides an analysis of the philosophical interpretations provided by Jean Jacques Rousseau and John Locke. Which philosopher was most correct in their views of government and social contracts?
Thomas Hobbes defines the natural ‘state of man’ as one in which man desires ‘Felicity,' i.e., happiness.
There are many different symbols representing bi pride and bisexual visibility that you may encounter at LGBT+ Pride events.
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.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is a classical work of fiction which everyone should read. If you enjoy a conflict between conscience and passion, you will certainly enjoy my Jane Eyre book review.
Imhotep was one of the greats of Ancient Egypt, but his tomb has never been found. Will Imhotep's lost tomb, mummy and rich treasure ever be found at Saqqara?
Many religions are based on the notion that there is a creator of life and the universe. This article is not meant to argue with beliefs, but to suggest something else to think about.
The original altar to God is the spine in the human body. By pulling the fallen consciousness from the base of the spine back to the brain, the human soul regains the paradise that it has lost.
Andrew Jackson's reputation is not the greatest, but was he really the Indian hater people claimed he was?
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.