Idioms or idiomatic expressions are groups of words with special meanings that are different from the meanings of their individual words. They are usually confusing for English as a Second Language or ESL learners because their meanings are based...
A few fun and interesting facts about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, one of America's most glamorous First Ladies.
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?
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.
An introduction to the hugely talented and successful cartoonist who dared to find humor in the macabre.
Learn facts about the Battle of Gettysburg and read a summary of events that occurred during the fight. Find out why Gettysburg is considered the turning point of the Civil War.
China's 1st emperor, Qin Shihuang, accomplished staggering feats, from uniting the warring states to building the Great Wall. However, he could be draconian. Here are his top achievements and faults.
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!
Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis, what is Gregor's metamorphosis? How is the metamorphosis linked to depression? #depression #franzkafka #metamorphosis
Are you ready to step up your game, but feel like you've been spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere? These five books are must reads! Delve in and don't be surprised when results show up fast!
Edgar Allan Poe opined, "the death, then, of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world."
Confederate civilians trapped in Vicksburg during General Ulysses Grant’s 1863 Vicksburg campaign dug caves to avoid the shelling, and were reduced to eating dogs, cats, and rats.
Okay, class, put down your wands! Let's have a little Latin language lesson so we can better understand Harry Potter.
Need help on writing a Definition Paper? Step by Step instructions for how to gather interviews, organize and write.
Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of the United States and he had a very aggressive personality and bad temper. Before he became President, one thing he was known for was fighting in duels. Although it's unknown how many duels he fought in, there were some standouts that have been well documented. These are 3 of those standouts.
Paraphrasing sonnet 153, sonnet 154 pairs up with its predecessor to bring down the curtain on this drama of unfulfilled love ("lust") between speaker and mistress.
A summary of the key ideas of the philosophy of John Locke, including his contributions to empiricism and social contract theory.
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.
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser was a classic novel based on the true case of Chester Gillette. Forty years after the tragedy it became a classic movie with Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift in A Place in the Sun. This love triangle is the original true story that has inspired the plot for numerous love triangle movies.
When a British Spitfire spiraled into the ground in France, German troops captured Douglas Bader, who, to their amazement, was a fighter pilot despite the fact that he had no legs.
Shakespeare's love sonnets have delighted and puzzled readers for centuries but there are unanswered questions. Who did he write them for? Who is the so called Dark Lady? This guide will help you.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of the most significant contribution to the literary world made by Robert Luis Stevenson. But, was it also a allegorical of his orientation?
This article will take you through the history of metal bells and many other interesting facts about metal bells across the world.
The French Revolution; Jacobins; Reign of Terror; Guillotine; Vendee Uprising; King Louis XVI; Robespierre; Bigot; Illuminati; Cult of Reason; Atheism; Communism; Feminism; Satanism; the Antichrist.
Step back in time to Poteau during the late 1800s. This article shows some of the more important locations in town, as well as those that have had the biggest historical impact.
The women of the Heian court were highly educated thinkers, artists, writers, who enjoyed a great deal of freedom and exercised considerable power in court life and courtly relationships.
Apparently the Nazis had much more in common with super villains than you think. Here are 10 of the most secret Nazi weapons of the Third Reich.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial salutes Veterans who died during the war. The Wall has an interesting history surrounded by controversy. The Three Servicemen Statue and Womens Memorial are also in the park.
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and sparked European integration, ethnic wars, Russian economic collapse, the end of Apartheid and blood shed in Congo.
The political structures that governed Japan and Europe during the Middle Ages had some interesting parallels, but there were also some important differences
The purpose of this article will uncover the origins of the tithe, how it originated, why it started and the reason for why the tithe was eliminated through the finished work of Christ.
A comprehensive listing of schools offering ASL classes in the Detroit, Michigan area, including interpreter training and other degree programs.
A traditional fourteen line sonnet full of texture and unusual rhythms. Hopkins the religious poet seeks to express his love of the divine in nature, contrasting the effects humans have on the world.
While many people, even Christians, try to equate the non-Christian idea of Karma with the biblical teaching regarding reaping and sowing it immediately becomes clear that they are not compatible in the least if compared side by side.
Shakespeare is the ultimate god of insults. Here are my 50 favorite Shakespearean insults from a broad collection of plays. Enjoy, you whoreson!
Before you can choose a topic and begin writing your essay, you should understand what an argumentative essay is. An argumentative essay is a biased form of writing, because it is typically written with the intent to get readers to agree with the...
A line-by-line analysis of the elements used by Robert Frost within his poem "After Apple Picking" that give it depth and meaning.
October is when many Christians celebrate St. Frances, the patron saint of animals. Many churches this month will set aside a special day to bless people's pets. Can animals be spiritual?
This grammar geek hates to hear language used incorrectly. Here are ten commonly misused verbs and other words that I hear on a daily basis.
The work of controversial English author D. H. Lawrence explores human nature through explicit sexual descriptions and intense psychological dialogue.
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.
Those who are not able to express themselves any other way have used symbolism in literature throughout time as a way of voicing hidden meanings and undeveloped feelings. It is used to compel a reader to think beyond the boundaries of normal thought...
Richard Wilbur's poem concentrates on the nature of change and the changes in nature. But is it the beauty that is transformed or the changes themselves that are beautiful? Read on for full analysis.
Seamus Heaney's "Whatever You Say, Say Nothing" is displayed in four parts. The piece dramatizes a rough-style free verse with an irregularly paced rime scheme.
This article contains an explanation as to how events such as The Battle of Actium and the creation of The First and Second Settlements allowed Augustus to both gain and maintain Augustus' power.
When the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro made headlines around the world in 2016, his trusted brother Raul was already running the nation. Some Cubans hoped Fidel Castro's son Fidelito would step into his father's shoes. Alas, that never happened and Fidelito committed suicide in February 2018.
Eilley's dream home all too soon filled with sadness and her happy life had changed to one of sorrow and loneliness.
A discussion of the freedom versus determinism paradox and an analysis of hard determinism, libertarianism, semi-compatibilism, and compatibilism. Reason as causation proves the compatibilist theory.
The speaker in "Two Tramps in Mud Time" dramatizes his encounter with two unemployed lumberjacks who covet the speaker's wood-splitting task.
Art styles of the medieval period (Middle Ages) were highly influenced by the church because religion was the mainstay of life...
Zeus was the most powerful God of Mount Olympus, and his myth is an interesting one! Much can be learned (and avoided) by a study of his archetype!
China has enjoyed many golden ages throughout history, but it has also repeatedly suffered under nightmarish tyrants. Here are the 10 most terrible Chinese Emperors to have ruled the Middle Kingdom.
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?
The Ruins of Tulum, near Cancun, Mexico, have many stark similarities to Solomon's Temple in the Old Testament. These similarities are too great to be mere coincidence.
Do humans progress through predictable stages of spiritual development? Theologian James Fowler suggests that we do, and offers this model.
The Luo of Kenya and Tanzania are a Nilotic speaking people whose main occupation was fishing, coupled with some farming and animal husbandry. Let us learn together the basics of their language.
Goldilocks (often with three bears) seems like a simple story for children, but it has pretty interesting history and many surprising variations.
She was the small cruise ship that gained both fame and infamy during her 40 years as the Cunard Flagship. But after being replaced by Queen Mary 2 in 2008, where has she gone? Answer: Exile.
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.
My Cousin Rachel blurs the boundaries of reality and deception, and what is morally right. See if you can determine who is innocent or guilty, and of what crimes.
Shakespeare wrote some of the most famous tragedies of all time. Each of his tragic characters were responsible for their own downfall due to their fatal flaws.
I’m sure you have seen Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man before; it´s one of the images most reproduced in academic books, movies, art and parodies. But what is it that makes it so special? Come on and I will tell you.
“Piano” by David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930) was first published in 1918. This poem is about childhood memories that were brought to the poet’s mind through music. This essay will analyze the poem through its meaning, structure and the poet’s intent.
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.
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.
WW1 posters were used not just for recruitment, but for a range of propaganda purposes. Find out the story behind the propaganda posters of WW1.
Many modern houses are built of bricks, mortar and concrete. Who invented bricks? When were they first used? How is concrete made? This article explores the history of these common building materials.
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.
During the Battle of the Somme, the British and Germans fought for 64 days over a 75-acre patch of woods called High Wood. The British threw in cavalry, gigantic flamethrowers and their new tanks.
Hawk Roosting is a powerful poem that focuses on a hawk as it sits overlooking its domain. Ted Hughes gives the hawk a human mind, personifies it, and explores the raptor's reason for existence. Contains raw and savage language. Some think the theme is political dominance, the hawk being a fascist.
'Come live with me and by my love' is the first line of one of the most loved pastoral poems of all time. A 16th-century address to a sweetheart and entreaty to join the speaker in a country idyll.
While idioms provide color to language, did you ever wonder: "Why do we say that?" Read what common idioms mean and where they came from.
There’s a mariner’s graveyard in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence that rivals the Bermuda Triangle for lives lost, without being a manufactured mystery.
This article is an analysis of "The Dead" by James Joyce. It explores the themes of repetition and the "living dead."
Moon paintings have been a part of Chinese and Japanese art for many centuries. Images of the moon are strongly associated with these two countries. This hub explores the history of these paintings and prints and the meaning of the moon in Chinese and Japanese artwork.
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"
The sixpence and the shilling are pre-decimal coins from the United Kingdom. They have a long history and are associated with some interesting traditions.
Have you ever wondered what's going to become of the English language now that we have BFF's and LOL's running rampant in text? Maybe it's a good thing...maybe not.
In all of history, Sequoyah was the only Native American Indian to conceive and perfect an entire alphabet.
Tulsa's International Airport has a fascinating history that helped shape both the city and the state. Find out how the Tulsa Airport helped change the history of Oklahoma.
Three little-known stories about World War 1. The first is about wolves on the Eastern Front; the second is about the armaments business; the third is about horses in the war.
A guide on how to say "Me/I" in Japanese, going through all the standard and universally accepted ways.
Sofonisba Anguissola (1531 – 1625) holds a no little record: she is the only woman represented at the Prado Museum. Despite she were a celebrated artist at her days, her name has been forgotten for centuries ….
The transformation of Japanese dress at the end of the Classical Period was gradual, but profound. Today, we will examine kimono in the time of the Shogun and samurai.
The Roman Empire created the modern world. Its political and social institutions survive today. What would the world be like if the Romans had never built their empire?
An all-encompassing list of 101 (plus a few) books set in France, to read if you're planning a holiday, remembering one, or just because you want to. All tastes provided for!
Using apps to help you learn Japanese keeps your motivation up and helps you learn more quickly. Use this list to grab the best Japanese language apps for iPhone and Android.
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!
The first and second great temples were demolished through sin. And it is through sin that they remain destroyed. Is there hope for restoration?
Ahhh, isn't love grand? Yes, it is. But do you know where the most famous love idioms and phrases originated from? The Bible? History? Medical Studies? Yes, that's where they come from!
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. ...
Thaipusam. a Hinduism ceremony is the most colorful Hindu festivals celebrated by Indian Tamils from South India but Thaipusam Batu Caves in Malaysia is the biggest event in the world
We take it for granted that we can look out of our homes through glass windows and walk in and out through lockable doors. But when were the first windows made? Have we always had doors? Find out now!
Doug Hansen from Kent, Washington, was possibly the first and only postal worker to successfully climb Mt. Everest. This article explores his amazing feat, and his tragic death.
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.
When your father is Zeus and your mother is Demeter, I suppose it is no surprise when everyone wants you for their own. Beautiful as she was, Persephone finally found love with Hades and became the Queen of the Underworld. There, her level headedness and compassion helped to soften her husband, but just a little.
The myth of the Virgin de Guadalupe is not only a veneer to conceal Nahua pagan beliefs, it is also highly unfounded.
Seamus Heaney wrote this poem whilst watching his father digging in the garden. It is his most popular poem, using the metaphors of pen and spade to explore time and family commitments.
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
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.
The Battle of Tours was a turning point in world history that decided the fate of Western Europe. It was here that the tide of Muslim conquest was turned back, with enormous implications for the future of the entire world.
A modern day interpretation of the Good Samaritan Parable. A pastor, a church lady and a biker. One lived out the principles of Jesus best. Which one was it?
Michelle DeRusha reports the marriage of Martin and Katharina Luther, two who previously vowed celibacy; the opposition they faced; the efforts to sabotage their credibility; their undying romance.
Who were the parents of Tutankhamun? Little is still known about the life and death of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, but recent DNA analysis on royal mummies of the Amarna period have produced some surprising results
German, Belgian, French, British, Austro-Hungarian, and Russian armies used war-dogs in the Great War as sentry dogs, scout dogs, casualty dogs, explosives dogs, ratters, and mascots etc. Heroes all!
Emily Dickinson possessed the gift of mystic vision, and that vision is displayed brilliantly in this fantabulous little poem that offers a little drama of two butterflies on a mystical flight.
The idea of a universal life-force which permeates the entire universe and everything in it is a concept which has reverberated throughout the centuries. Does such a universal life-force really exist?
A short poem with rhythm and rhyme, Frost's talent for the simple yet profound stays with the reader long after the poem is read. Nature, the seasonal cycle of life and human existence in eight lines.
For over 80 years a candle has glowed in the window of the Garlock House at 211 N. Main St. in Canandaigua, NY. Supposedly in memory of a son killed in World War I, the son's name has been a mystery
maggie and milly and molly and may is a short poem from e.e.cummings that is greater than the sum of its parts. Full of varied rhythm and rhyme, it tells the story of four girls who go down to the beach, each one relating to an object or creature they discover. Experimental and entertaining.
John Charles Fremont was a great explorer but a poor Civil War general. His attempts to evade being replaced required Lincoln to take extraordinary measures to fire him.
This article features a series of Gordon Parks photos, taken by the famous photographer in 1942, of life in a housing project in the Anacostia section of Washington, DC.
Virginia Woolf is well known for her stream of consciousness approach, which allows her to delve into the minds and feelings of her characters in an intimate way. The point of view shifts rapidly from one character to another.
The book of Esther stands as unique among not only the historical books, but among the entire Old Testament as well.
A black female poet speaks to the white establishment in this short poem. Taken from her home in Africa, Phillis Wheatley ended up in Boston where she wrote verse and eventually to became free.
Get to know The Wife of Bath, one of the pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales. She is a strong willed woman, married five times and on the look out for number six! Never dull, she wants equality with men.
A sonnet that combines Greek mythology and world events, resulting in a powerful poem, a metaphor for the violence inherent in the cyclic nature of human history, as seen by the mystic Yeats.
Communicating Your Literacy Journey Effectively: This article will help you create a complete and enjoyable literacy narrative, whether for fun or for an assignment. You might even have fun doing it!
Did the Spanish really find El Dorado? Some say the Chibcha people held the key to the City of Gold. Learn about the Spanish quest for gold and the Chibcha legend of El Dorado. You might just find a hidden treasure.
10 'nail houses' - examples of buildings which have remained in place long after their neighbourhood has changed - the result of great obstinacy or business acumen. A fun page of quirky buildings!
After an illness from which she seemed to recovering, the vague, pathetic Pauline Barrett decides to take her own life because of the loss of marital intimacy.
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 . . .
Choose Life The poem “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”, by Dylan Thomas is a son’s plea to a dying father. His purpose is to show his father that all men face the same end, but they fight for life, nonetheless. “Old age...
Plato's philosophy that governments constantly change has wrung true throughout history. This article looks at the social causes of the rise of the tyranny of dictatorships.
Since the film "Amazing Grace", the name “William Wilberforce” has become widely-known. During his life Wilberforce put feet to his faith, and as a result, spearheaded the move to abolish the slave trade, and eventually the abolition of slavery. This article will further acquaint you with Wilberforce's efforts as a leader that brought him success.
Bartholomew "Black Bart' Roberts although not the most famous pirate of the seven seas was certainly the most prolific pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy. He became a pirate not by choice but by force; however, he embraced his new career with fervor when he became captain of his own ship. Although he was a religious man, having a clergy man on board his ship, he was often cruel in his dealings with captives. Read on to discover more facts about Black Bart the Pirate.
An analysis of Robert Frost's "Into My Own", as well as an exploration into how it applies to my personal life and the life of other young adults.
Celtic Ireland, the time between the Bronze Age and before the coming of Christianity in the 4th century AD, is often looked on as something of a golden age in Irish history. At this time, the island was home to a rich and flourishing culture with...
What the Titanic was to the sea, the Hindenburg was to the sky. Its disaster often begs the question: If it hadn't crashed, what would have happened?
The fox in the poet's imagination eventually becomes the poem, emerging into the snow of the blank page as the poet sits writing a poem about a fox.
The theory of a natural afterlife locates heaven in a natural, versus supernatural, realm. It’s consistent with NDEs, science, and religion and very plausible.
Sonnet 129 is a powerful statement about sexual desire, guilt and the physical side of love. Shakespeare's take on the dangers inherent in pure lust.
Reinhard Heydrich has been described by some historians as the most evil member of the Nazi elite. Hitler himself called him “the man with the iron heart.”
Was there a secret language of hand fans? This article looks at the historical references and discusses whether it was a common practice or just a romantic fabrication.
Terrible food, miserable living conditions, brutal discipline, and the strong possibility of an early violent death were the lot of Eighteenth Century sailors.
Dystopian stories with short summaries and links for easy reading. For all fans of dystopian fiction.
In the Romeo and Juliet death scene, Juliet is lying in the tomb, under the influence of a sleeping potion that makes it appear that she has died. Romeo finds her in the tomb. Before entering the tomb, Romeo kills Paris in the graveyard.
A new series of essays to support you with your German homework. This article covers the popular topic of writing about your daily routine.
Explore the lives of these six lesbian women in history and answer the question: were they, or weren't they?
Eleanor Roosevelt was First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945 as her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, served as President of the United States for four consecutive terms. Throughout her husband’s long political career Eleanor became an influential political figure in the nation.
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.
Colonial literature, written in simple and expressive style, presents history of colonial times, rules to live by according to pilgrim and Puritan ideals, and the punishment that goes along with violating those ideals. As people immigrated to America from England, they brought their religious ideals with them. These strong religious beliefs are evident in the writings of colonial American literature. Religion affected all aspects of life, and literature serves to provide evidence of the bond
Explores the Gaelic goddess of winter, and her associations in Celtic lore and culture. Also discusses similar figures in Germanic and Slavic tradition.
The lore of the honey bee from across the Celtic lands, as originally published in Celtic Guide (Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2015).
Sylvia Plath's free verse poem Stings is one of five in her Bee Sequence, written during her break up with fellow poet Ted Hughes. Using powerful imagery focused on the hive, a metaphor for society, the poet explores her own identity in relation to the fated Queen Bee.
WordPlay can be puns, anagrams, palindromes and more. A lipogram is a form of word-play which requires the omission of one or more letters from a text.
The historians of the 1st and 2nd centuries were barely aware of the Jewish messianic sect of Christianity and wrote nothing about Jesus Christ. The few mentions that exist are forgeries.
The Roaring Twenties was a time of great celebration and independence, but in Oklahoma, it was also a time of bootleggers, outlaws, and gangsters.
A sonnet full of exotic imagery that focuses on a certain king of kings, Ozymandias, a once powerful leader who is now no more than stone in sand. Shelley's poem, a metaphor - the fallen tyrant.
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.
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!
From cave paintings to the Internet, the development of the media has been one of bringing information to larger audiences faster.
There's nothing like the feel of a good book in your hands, especially when it's over 1000 pages long. Here is a list of ten books over 1000 pages to read.
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?
Until Queen Elizabeth II surpassed her in 2015, she was the longest-reigning woman in history. Here are some fun and interesting facts about Queen Victoria.
A short history of the Art Deco period,with focus and analysis on Adolphe Mouron Cassandre as a graphic designer and artist. Good resource for art students.
A Victorian villain of the first order, a murderer of prostitutes, may have claimed with his dying breath that he was Jack the Ripper.
The Sea in Synge's "Riders to the Sea" is an agent of both destruction and sustenance. The article analyzes Synge's sea as a literal and figurative backdrop, connected to the action of the play.
An essay comparing and contrasting the styles and backgrounds of prolific American poets Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman.
Evolution is one of the best-supported bodies of knowledge in science. Creationism, Creation Science, and Intelligent Design are religious concepts, not science.
The speaker in Sonnet 138 makes a mockery of truth in a relationship, even as he offers a feeble defense of indefensible actions and thought.
Langston Hughes, champion of black causes, wrote this short, powerful poem questioning the delay or postponement of individual and collective dreams.
Some saints traveled to Heaven by way of an illumined path. Others, no less holy, journeyed in darkness. These saints teach us how to bear with doubts.
Who are some of the most notable First Ladies of the United States? How did they contribute to the success of their husband’s careers in politics and to the life of their country?
The difference between a soliloquy and a monologue. Comparison of aside, monologue, dialogue and soliloquy. Uses examples from Shakespeare's Macbeth, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet.
Fenrir, Loki's son, is prophesied to cause great harm to Asgard, and grows dangerously fast. This story is considered to be one of the important, if somewhat minor, tales in Norse Mythology.
The rough beast in Yeats' widely noted poem is an aberration of imagination, not a viable symbol for what Yeats' speaker thought he was achieving in his critique of culture.
This is a short history of Imperial measurements and shipping in the American Colonies. The page also explains barrels, hogsheads, kilderkins, and other wooden casks.
I spent 14 years teaching watercolor art therapy classes to senior citizens. Here are about 7 of the things I learned that may help others start art therapy classes.
The U.S.S. Batfish (SS-310) was one of the most successful submarines during WWII. This article discusses the Batfish submarine (now housed in Muskogee) and it's devastating role during the war.
The life of the early church cannot be understood without understanding its persecution, most notably at the hands of the Romans. But why did the Romans so desire to rid the world of Christianity?
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.
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 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?
A Dream Within A Dream is a rhyming poem all about life and time and human perception. How real is reality, how unreal the dream? Edgar Allan Poe in philosophical mood, dreaming on.
On May 19, 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn was led to the scaffold and executed by swordsman. She now lies in St. Peter ad Vincula with her cousin, Henry VIII's fifth wife, Katherine Howard.
Sylvia Plath has been sadly memorialized by her suicide more than her body of work. What people seem to miss is that Plath changed an entire hemisphere of readers and writers, influencing many of the top thinkers today. What is in the history of this woman, so understood for her mental instability and talent for writing?