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  • 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!

    The Miserable Life of a Victorian Maid of All Work

    The Miserable Life of a Victorian Maid of All Work

    by Ruthbro3

  • 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.

    12 Facts About William Shakespeare

    12 Facts About William Shakespeare

    by Artois5215

  • Why did polio live among humans for thousands of years with few cases of paralysis, then change and cripple or kill thousands each year?

    Polio Virus and Its Odd History

    Polio Virus and Its Odd History

    by Karla Iverson20

  • 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.

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Cardboard Box

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Cardboard Box

    by Colin Quartermain1

  • 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...

    Summary of "Women on the Market" by Luce Irigaray

    Summary of "Women on the Market" by Luce Irigaray

    by Kathryn Lamoreux0

  • 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!

    English-Language Onomatopoeia Words: Examples and Meaning

    English-Language Onomatopoeia Words: Examples and Meaning

    by WorkAtHomeMums5

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem "The Sun Rising" by John Donne

    Analysis of Poem "The Sun Rising" by John Donne

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Grinding poverty forced families to send children as young as three off to work in the most appalling conditions imaginable.

    Child Labour in Victorian Britain

    Child Labour in Victorian Britain

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem "Wind" by Ted Hughes

    Analysis of Poem "Wind" by Ted Hughes

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem The Nails by W.S.Merwin

    Analysis of Poem The Nails by W.S.Merwin

    by Andrew Spacey6

  • 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.

    World War I: The Battle Of The Somme

    World War I: The Battle Of The Somme

    by James Kenny14

  • 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.

    Different Types of Modern Utilitarianism

    Different Types of Modern Utilitarianism

    by DK5

  • 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

  • "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.

    Puss in Boots: A Story With a Questionable Moral

    Puss in Boots: A Story With a Questionable Moral

    by Tolovaj Publishing House51

  • 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.

    10 Brilliant Scientists and Their Views of God

    10 Brilliant Scientists and Their Views of God

    by Hugh Williamson100

  • 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.

    John Donne's Holy Sonnet VIII

    John Donne's Holy Sonnet VIII

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • 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.

    Lockwood's Cruelty in Wuthering Heights

    Lockwood's Cruelty in Wuthering Heights

    by Athlyn Green1

  • 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.

    World War II: The Battle and Evacuation of Dunkirk

    World War II: The Battle and Evacuation of Dunkirk

    by James Kenny17

  • 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.

    Analyzing the Theme of Justice in Plato's "Republic"

    Analyzing the Theme of Justice in Plato's "Republic"

    by JourneyHolm0

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem Wild Nights by Emily Dickinson

    Analysis of Poem Wild Nights by Emily Dickinson

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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

    Divided Self Theme in Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

    Divided Self Theme in Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

    by Nancy Snyder2

  • Explores the Gaelic goddess of winter, and her associations in Celtic lore and culture. Also discusses similar figures in Germanic and Slavic tradition.

    The Cailleach: Gaelic Goddess of Winter

    The Cailleach: Gaelic Goddess of Winter

    by Carolyn Emerick5

  • 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!

    How to Write a Farewell Speech for Graduating College Seniors

    How to Write a Farewell Speech for Graduating College Seniors

    by Oyewole Folarin6

  • 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

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem Pretty by Stevie Smith

    Analysis of Poem Pretty by Stevie Smith

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • 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.

    Analysis of Sonnet 144 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 144 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Poetic Form can be understood as the physical structure of the poem: the length of lines, their rhythms, their system of rhymes and repetition.

    Poetic Forms in English Literature

    Poetic Forms in English Literature

    by Devendri Gore8

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "The Broken Tower" by Hart Crane

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • 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

  • In this lesson, we take a look at what the grammatical function of a noun is. We also take a detailed look at all five functions of a noun, and give simple examples to deepen your understanding.

    Functions of Nouns

    Functions of Nouns

    by myvenn20

  • 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.

    The Greek Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur

    The Greek Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur

    by SarahLMaguire3

  • 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.

    Hamlet Soliloquy Act 4 Scene 4 (How all occasions do inform against me...) Analysis

    Hamlet Soliloquy Act 4 Scene 4 (How all occasions do inform against me...) Analysis

    by witnessing1012

  • Alexander the Great was an amazing commander, but he was not the great general history sometimes sees.

    Alexander the Not-So-Great

    Alexander the Not-So-Great

    by ata151526

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem "Church Going" by Philip Larkin

    Analysis of Poem "Church Going" by Philip Larkin

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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.

    How to Write an A+ Thesis-Driven Paper

    How to Write an A+ Thesis-Driven Paper

    by K. Nichole0

  • 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...

    Ancient Aztec Festivals, Celebrations and Holidays

    Ancient Aztec Festivals, Celebrations and Holidays

    by Haunty50

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

    15 Interesting Facts About the RMS Titanic

    15 Interesting Facts About the RMS Titanic

    by Paul Goodman5

  • 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

  • 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.

    Timothy Evans: Wrongfully Executed

    Timothy Evans: Wrongfully Executed

    by Rupert Taylor6

  • 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...

    Why Sacramento Is The Capital Of California

    Why Sacramento Is The Capital Of California

    by bgpappa48

  • 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.

    History of Beer Breweries in Ohio

    History of Beer Breweries in Ohio

    by Teri Silver0

  • 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...

    Love Is ... a Silken Tent?

    Love Is ... a Silken Tent?

    by Rafini10

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem "Cozy Apologia" by Rita Dove

    Analysis of Poem "Cozy Apologia" by Rita Dove

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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.

    Analysis of the Poem "Testimonial" by Rita Dove

    Analysis of the Poem "Testimonial" by Rita Dove

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • 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.

    Other Words for "Said"

    Other Words for "Said"

    by Virginia Kearney12

  • Sonnet 16 likens the young man's struggle with time to that of war. Time is like a bloody tyrant.

    Shakespeare Sonnet 16

    Shakespeare Sonnet 16

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • 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.

    5 Chinese Heroes You Should Know About

    5 Chinese Heroes You Should Know About

    by Kuan Leong Yong0

  • 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.

    The Rise of the Nation-State

    The Rise of the Nation-State

    by William R Bowen Jr3

  • 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...

    John Logie Baird: The Man Who Invented Television

    John Logie Baird: The Man Who Invented Television

    by Amanda Littlejohn13

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    Jane Shore - Famous Royal Mistress

    Jane Shore - Famous Royal Mistress

    by CMHypno10

  • 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.

    Analysis of Sonnet "When I Have Fears" by John Keats

    Analysis of Sonnet "When I Have Fears" by John Keats

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • 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

  • 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.

    Is It "Buck Naked" or "Butt Naked?"

    Is It "Buck Naked" or "Butt Naked?"

    by Shadesbreath66

  • 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.

    Impressionism vs. Expressionism

    Impressionism vs. Expressionism

    by Daisy Mariposa127

  • 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...

    Martin Luther's Humanism Education

    Martin Luther's Humanism Education

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • 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.

    20 Facts About Winston Churchill

    20 Facts About Winston Churchill

    by Paul Goodman3

  • This is a discussion about the most well known of the Mughal rulers and compares each one's varying degrees of religious tolerance.

    Religious Toleration in Mughal India

    Religious Toleration in Mughal India

    by Beverly Hollinhead5

  • France's 1940 army was a more powerful force than it is as remembered as, but also suffered from serious shortcomings.

    The French Army in 1940

    The French Army in 1940

    by Ryan Thomas1

  • 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.

    Edgar Allan Poe's "The Sleeper"

    Edgar Allan Poe's "The Sleeper"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Was the Mongol leader castrated by a princess, killed in battle, or did he fall from his horse and die from pneumonia?

    The Death of Genghis Khan

    The Death of Genghis Khan

    by Thomas Swan0

  • Choosing a Beowulf essay topic can be hard! Here are some sample topics to help you get started writing an essay on Beowulf.

    Beowulf: Essay Topics

    Beowulf: Essay Topics

    by Josh Wilmoth0

  • 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"

    World War One Trench Warfare

    World War One Trench Warfare

    by James Paterson916

  • 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.

    Shakespeare Sonnet 104

    Shakespeare Sonnet 104

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • 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.

    Who Was W.E.B. Du Bois?

    Who Was W.E.B. Du Bois?

    by Ronald E Franklin10

  • 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 the Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry

    Analysis of Poem the Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • 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.

    Mexico's Involvement in World War II

    Mexico's Involvement in World War II

    by Joan Veronica Robertson52

  • 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.

    Artillery Innovations in WWII

    Artillery Innovations in WWII

    by CJ Kelly10

  • 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

  • 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.

    Fascinating Facts About Ten Famous Paintings

    Fascinating Facts About Ten Famous Paintings

    by aprilsemogan7

  • A brief look at language study and grammar, including traditional types of grammars and universal grammar as seen by grammarians and linguists.

    The History of Grammar

    The History of Grammar

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan17

  • A chrestomathy (that’s a ten dollar word for collection) of words you may never use.

    26 Words to Ponder

    26 Words to Ponder

    by Rupert Taylor6

  • 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

  • Though everyone knows the famous ones, there are actually 33 Greater London bridges across the Thames from the Tower to Hampton Court.

    Bridges on the River Thames

    Bridges on the River Thames

    by DJ Hurst2

  • 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...

    German Wedding Customs

    German Wedding Customs

    by Seabastian13

  • 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.

    Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess"

    Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • A comprehensive guide to American Psychological Association writing style; otherwise known as APA formatting. Including examples, checklists, links to citation generators, and APA templates.

    Overview of APA Format

    Overview of APA Format

    by Rfordin3

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

    Walter de la Mare’s "Silver"

    Walter de la Mare’s "Silver"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • 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...

    The Pursuit of Wisdom in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Israel

    The Pursuit of Wisdom in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Israel

    by Jason Reuter5

  • 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.

    George Washington: The Precedent President

    George Washington: The Precedent President

    by William R Bowen Jr12

  • 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.

    "A Discovery of Witches" Book Review

    "A Discovery of Witches" Book Review

    by Victoria Cook1

  • 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?

    What Is a Nephilim?

    What Is a Nephilim?

    by Angela Michelle Schultz4

  • 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 Nugent21

  • Beowulf is one of Western literature's greatest heroic epics. But who wrote Beowulf?

    Who Wrote Beowulf?

    Who Wrote Beowulf?

    by Josh Wilmoth5

  • 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.

    Fun Facts About Ancient Roman Law and Punishment

    Fun Facts About Ancient Roman Law and Punishment

    by Haunty15

  • 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.

    The 16 Character Archetypes

    The 16 Character Archetypes

    by Jakd3

  • 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

  • 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.

    Karma and Rebirth in Buddhism

    Karma and Rebirth in Buddhism

    by Tara Mapes3

  • 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.

    World War II Convoys in the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1945

    World War II Convoys in the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1945

    by Joan Veronica Robertson23

  • 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.

    How to Teach Drama to Students

    How to Teach Drama to Students

    by Jule Romans4

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

    The Aleph and Tav in the Hebrew Scriptures

    The Aleph and Tav in the Hebrew Scriptures

    by Tamarajo6

  • 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?

    Don Bosco's Mysterious Dog

    Don Bosco's Mysterious Dog

    by Bede10

  • 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.

    Queen Victoria’s Black Princess

    Queen Victoria’s Black Princess

    by Ronald E Franklin87

  • 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]...

    A Divine Purpose - Reflections on Dante Alighieri's Purgatorio

    A Divine Purpose - Reflections on Dante Alighieri's Purgatorio

    by Simone Haruko Smith10

  • 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

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Musee des Beaux Arts" by W.H.Auden

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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.

    The Loves and Sorrows of Edgar Allan Poe

    The Loves and Sorrows of Edgar Allan Poe

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns30

  • 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.

    Apollo: Greek Archetype of Favorite Son and Archer

    Apollo: Greek Archetype of Favorite Son and Archer

    by Jean Bakula10

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