This article will take you through the history of metal bells and many other interesting facts about metal bells across the world.
The dictionary definition of bleach is "the whiteness that results from removing colour from some thing." The process of bleaching is now extensively applied in science. It is a process that provides a handy solution to countless industrial...
Even before World War II, there was tension between Japan and China. After the war, that tension only accelerated. First there was the trouble regarding Japanese occupation of China as in the Nanking Massacre. With that in the past, Japan and China...
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"
A really short poem that can spark off many a debate on the subject of being a nobody versus being a somebody. Written in Emily Dickinson's dashed off style.
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.
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.
Analysis and summary of historiographical trends surrounding Latin American neutrality during World War One.
"The total effect of a novel depends not only on its innate impact, but upon the experience, literary and otherwise, with which it was approached." Flannery O'Connor, Total Effect and the Eighth Grade As one of the most overlooked and...
Edwin Booth, the great Shakespearean actor, achieved his fame through tragedy. Ironically, the tragic assassination of President Lincoln by his younger brother nearly undermined his success.
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.
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the images of light and dark are one of the most constant visual motifs throughout the play. Characters, such as Benvolio, Juliet, and Romeo, who exhibit goodness, innocence, and love are often seen either giving...
I've read about the supposed difficulty of many languages. Some I don't know at all (like Chinese or Arabic, which I'd imagine are difficult), but I did have the opportunity to learn one of the hardest, and supposedly the most grammatically-complex...
The anonymous English poem “Weep You No More, Sad Fountains” provides rich imagery, melancholy metaphors, and insight into the Elizabethan period. Poetry lovers are still enjoying the work today.
Sara grew up with an embarrassingly eccentric grandmother named Mags and her hippie friends. But death brings Sara back to a small town to learn about the woman she hardly knew and her lost love.
Sarah Orne Jewett and Ernest Hemingway both use nature to develop the main characters in their short stories.
Demeter is the archetype of someone who derives fulfillment from nurturing others. It is otherwise known as the Maternal instinct, although in our times many men are free to express nurturing sides.
The main ideas that form the philosophy of Rene Descartes and the foundation for rationalism. A good guide for students.
This article summarizes the career of legendary explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett, who vanished in Brazil during 1925. The story also provides many theories explaining how and why he disappeared.
There is no simple answer to the question of whether Hinduism is monotheistic, polytheistic, pantheistic, or something else entirely. The term “Hinduism” embraces a wide array of philosophies and practices, and while certain Hindus may think and...
In this article we answer the question "what is the grammatical function of a pronoun?" And we also take a detailed look at all the grammatical functions of pronouns.
The mystery of what happened to the colony of Roanoke has baffled historians, scientists, and anthropologists for centuries. Will the mystery ever be solved?
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.
There are exceptional women everywhere whose names remain unfamiliar, even unknown. The following six Bible mothers are among them but each displays unique significant strengths of character.
The speaker in "Two Tramps in Mud Time" dramatizes his encounter with two unemployed lumberjacks who covet the speaker's wood-splitting task.
For two months in 1942 Sergeant Yakov Pavlov and his men held off the German 6th Army’s relentless attacks against their four-story apartment building during the Battle of Stalingrad.
Invocation for a Public Meeting After receiving more than 16,000 views of my previous hub "Sample Invocation", I felt that another sample for a different context would be appropriate. This is based on more than 20 years of experience praying...
A discussion of the pros and cons of including the Apocrypha in the Bible. I also explain three stories from these books and why they're relevant for today.
Painful yet hilarious, this book is one of the most brutally honest and necessary books of our time, about mental disorders, hope, and humor, even when you sometimes have to ride the spiral downward.
Intro: Athens is one of the best known cities of the ancient world. With a rich culture and a legendary legacy it is one of the best known cities of the ancient world. The Athenians endured famine, plague, wars, and the destruction of their city but...
All of you young people who served in the war. You are a lost generation.... You have no respect for anything. You drink yourselves to death – Gertrude Stein
A book analysis on the binary meanings and undertones of the classic novel--Perfume: the Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
This article analyses the text Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. This includes an analysis of the effect of the setting, the issue of female and religious oppression, archetypes, etc.
A British soldier of the Great War might have saved the world a great deal of pain if he had squeezed the trigger on his rifle at the right moment.
I've recently read some things claiming that a Christian cannot be solitary. But that belief shows ignorance. Let's discuss the idea of practicing religion alone.
The office of the President of the United States was a creation of the Constitutional Convention of 1787. But where did they the Convention delegates get the idea from? Here I explore briefly their initial rejection of executive authority, along with the influences of republicanism, whiggism, and the Bible on the thinking of the framers.
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.
The speaker is becoming habituated to listening to her beloved tell her," I love you." Thus she is instructing him to tell her repeatedly those beautiful words.
Bewildered by the many terms and names found in Chinese Wuxia stories? Here’s a glossary of terms, popular characters and legendary techniques for your reference!
Writing a review of an online service or website is different from writing a product review. Through experience writing website reviews, I've discovered some things that help.
He is the most famous pirate of all time, yet many of the stories told about Blackbeard are more myth than fact. This hub examines several myths about Blackbeard, and reveals the truth behind these stories.
You don't have to be a samurai warrior to appreciate the code of ethics written for the samurai. Learn to apply the values of 'bushido', or the way of the warrior, in modern life.
Agatha Christie remains one of the most popular and famous of mystery writers. She often used poison to dispatch her victims. This article covers some of the common, and readily available, poisons she used, plus also the not-so common poisons.
The scorpion sting the mother received on a dark, rainy night attracts many people, all out to heal her pain. Will the superstitious triumph over the rational? A child watches as the story unfolds.
Paul Laurence Dunbar is an incredibly talented writer and provided hope to African-Americans in his time. "Douglass" is one of his most important works.
Natsume Soseki’s Kokoro is a fiction novel written in 1914, two years after the end of the Meiji era and the death of Emperor Meiji. This historical event assists Soseki in creating a contrast between tradition and modernity.
This article summarizes the artistic movement known as Futurism and suggests its importance in early twentieth century modern art.
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.
This article discusses the differences between meat being kosher by designation of the animal and slaughter along with additional ethical precepts such as treating an animal to prevent suffering.
Romantic poet John Keats wrote this sensuous, pastoral ode knowing he was closer to death than at any time in his young life. To Autumn is bursting with rich natural imagery - full analysis.
The speaker in Galway Kinnell's "Blackberry Eating" compares the experience of eating blackberries to that of pronouncing his favorite words.
It is estimated H.H. Holmes killed hundreds of people in a building he designed and built to efficiently commit murder.
The epitaph “Minerva Jones” is the first in a series of five interrelated poems: “'Indignation' Jones,” “Doctor Meyers,” “Mrs. Meyers,” and “'Butch' Weldy.”
This followup article presents a variety of writing prompts that will help you write regularly and achieve your writing goals.
Learn about the arts and crafts or craftsman style Milwaukee Bungalows and their characteristics and features.
Aunt Jennifer sits sewing her tigers of wool into a panel. They do not fear men, unlike their creator who has lived in the shadow of a dominant husband. A short poem exploring the role of women.
Despite being one of Britain`s greatest ever generals, Monty was a very difficult person to deal with.
Chester Arthur, the 21st United States President, was the only one in Office who never had a Vice-President the entire time he was in the office.
Some Greek leaders of the Trojan War come to mind immediately, such as Achilles and Agamemnon. Others may take longer to think of, such as Nestor and the two Ajaxes. Read on for a comprehensive listing of all the Achaean forces and their leaders, as well as short bios of the most important leaders.
Carp art - and in particular koi art - is some of the most famous artwork to be exported from Asia. In "Chinese and Japanese Koi Fish Art", Chinese and Japanese carp paintings, koi art, and the history and cultural significance behind the carp are discussed.
The shipwreck of the El Cazador with its vast silver coin hoard in 1784 would trigger a sequence of events which lead to America’s purchase of the vast track of land known as the Louisiana Territory.
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.
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.
Do humans progress through predictable stages of spiritual development? Theologian James Fowler suggests that we do, and offers this model.
Chinese culture is full of symbolisms derived from amalgamations of Chinese characters or folkloric worship. Here are 9 Chinese Symbols you are likely to come across during your China vacation.
The Dirge by Christina Rossetti is a poem about grief and regret following the death of someone who has led a life too short. It compares the human life cycle with the cycle of the seasons.
The Titanic sunk as a result of a collision with an iceberg in the North Atlantic on that fateful night in 1912. The next day, icebergs with noticeable damage were found nearby and photographed.
The first people in Ireland were hunter gatherers, and they almost certainly migrated from Britain to Ireland as the last ice age ended. The earliest known site of human habitation in Ireland is at Mountsandel, near Coleraine in Northern Ireland....
Lady Sarashina living in the 11th century Heian Imperial Court of Japan, left behind a vivid memoir known as 'As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams'.
The Admiral Graf Spee was loose in the South Atlantic. Finally cornered in the port of Montevideo by British cruisers, she was deceived into scuttling herself instead of blasting her way out.
The famous poet Virgil Wikimedia Commons Dido, the Phoenician Queen in Virgil's The Aeneid, is a tragic character who is a victim of the will of the gods. Enchanted by the god Amor, Dido becomes hopelessly enamored with Aeneas and abandons all else...
Thomas More's Utopia was humanism in renaissance literature. How much was More influenced by the Renaissance? Like other humanists in the Renaissance, he looked to the future influenced by the past.
There are few couples in the history of America who have had as beautiful and influential a marriage as that of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards. He is still renowned as one of the foremost theologians and preachers of his day, and widely respected as a...
A brief look at the debate over whether or not Napoleon should be considered a savior, or tyrant of France
U.S. destroyer Johnston will go down in the annals of history for taking on destroyers, cruisers and battleships during WW2.
How did Henry VIII feel about the six women whose lives he shared? Was he a monster without feelings, or did he love his wives?
An in-depth analysis of Carol Ann Duffy's poem 'A Dreaming Week' from her 'Feminine Gospels' anthology, in which we pick out its themes, motifs and its true message to the inquisitive reader.
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.
Looking for some current issues and topics for your kids to write about? Try these writing prompts on health care reform.
Sterling A. Brown's "Southern Cop" dramatically portrays a bundle of anger, authority, rage, and racism. The importance of the speaker weighs more heavily than the actual characters in the poem.
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.
The Journey is a metaphorical poem about the need to challenge and move on and upwards. How to ignore those negative voices, leave the dark house behind and progress into the light.
Emily Dickinson's American (innovative) sonnet reveals an attitude dramatized in the Shakespeare sonnets: the poet's confidence in her creation of a world of beauty that will last forever.
Modern foreign teaching methods are easier to understand and develop if you are well acquainted with the foreign teaching methods used in the past (most of them are still used today in some form and integrated into new teachings).
Hamlet is a famous play written by William Shakespeare. Read the Original Text and the Summary of the FIFTH SOLILOQUY of Hamlet, here.
50 years have come and gone since the day a bullet took the life of President Kennedy spraying blood all over Jackie's pink suit. That outfit still exists but you'll never see it in your lifetime.
What do you know about the hanging coffins of China and the mysterious Bo People? How did they make the hanging coffins and how did they suspend them form the mountainside? And why the high burials?
Character, thematic, and social analysis of A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams. This play has several intriguing themes, which I will discuss. Thank you for reading!
Everyone knows what happened to the RMS Queen Mary. As the last surviving liner, she's a float hotel in Long Beach, California. But where is her sister, RMS Queen Elizabeth? It's a sadder story.
When we think of the ancient Romans as historical; an ancient people from the past. But we often forget that the Romans had an entire history of their own filled with rich traditions.
Poetic devices used in Kath Walker's poem 'Son of Mine'. This discussion will help when writing a term paper on poetry.
With self-confidence, motivation to communicate, and constant practice, people can become successful in learning a second language. This hub suggests ten characteristics of the good language learner.
Classroom quotes from the Book of Proverbs are listed under the following headings: Obedience, Good Education, Good vs Bad Habits, Good Conduct, and Good Friendships. Perfect for daily use.
Mark Doty was out shopping when he came across a fresh fish display and was struck by the elegance of the mackerel. His poem explores individuality, grief and the mystery of the common good.
F. Scott Fitzgerald with only daughter, "Scottie." www.google.com Born to the most famous and celebrated couple of the 20th century, during the Jazz Age, an era that her father named himself, Frances Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1921 in St. Paul,...
European history is rife with mysteries. Who were The Princes in the Tower and what happened to them?
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.
A comprehensive listing of schools offering ASL classes in the Detroit, Michigan area, including interpreter training and other degree programs.
Carl Sandburg, inspired by a book of Japanese haiku, wrote this little poem whilst passing near Chicago harbor. Fog is one of his best-known short poems. It captures the silent mystery of the cat.
This article explores the connection between Disney's "The Lion King" and Shakespeare's "Hamlet"—both similarities and differences.
The USS Phoenix survived Pearl Harbor and the War in the Pacific and was later sold to Argentina. She was renamed ARA General Belgrano and sunk by the British during the Falklands War on May 2, 1982.
Esperanto is a language invented by Dr. L.L. Zamenhof in the late 1800s. It is an artificial language as opposed to natural human languages whose vocabulary and grammars developed randomly over time through custom and usage, rather than a plan....
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.
During World War II, fighter pilots and bombardiers reported strange red ball of light flying alongside them in the European skies. Were these UFOS or a secret Nazi weapon? Or, they something else?
Discover the masterful story telling in Jules Verne's classic, The Mysterious Island. This review also covers the parallels and differences between the book and the hit television series, LOST.
How to understand the colloquialisms used in Wisconsin, without the need for a translator! Words and phrases commonly used in "The Dairy State."
A poem that unites music and brain, jazz and soul, bringing a feel-good cosmic factor to the simple act of walking downtown listening to a CD. Join Billy Collins as he steps out to the beat.
At the Reagan Presidential Library and the Reagan Ranch Center, one can see a remarkably personal symbol of Ronald Reagan the man, a clue to his character that reveals far more than armored limousines
William Shakespeare wrote 'The Tempest' in around 1610. I interpret this play as a metaphor on colonisation. The story, which tells of a usurped duke and the shipwreck he arranges in order to to exact retribution, includes a number of themes: conflict and resolution; love and romance; nature and nurture; illusion and reality; vengeance and repentance; power and the abuse of power; colonisation and ‘otherness‘. Colonisation and otherness are a particularly interesting aspect of this Shakespeare p
In sonnet 75 from Edmund Spenser's Amoretti, the speaker addresses indirectly his beloved, attempting to convince her that their love will live eternally.
Discusses the element of estates satire in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Provides information and examples for each of the three estates.
Discusses the domestication of animals and plants during the Neolithic Revolution, including how domestication occurred in different regions, why domestication occurred, and its consequences.
'The Charge of the Light Brigade' analysis 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' concerns an event of the Crimean War (1854-56), which occurred during the year that the war broke out ~ 1854. At this time, Alfred Tennyson was poet laureate and, as such, was the mouthpiece, via poetry, of the British establishment.
A pioneer in the world of computer programming, Ada Lovelace was a gifted math and science scholar who would bring computers to the world more than a century after her death.
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.
False reasoning leads to false conclusions and precludes rational thinking and debate. Learn how to recognize and avoid logical fallacies and how to defend yourself against them.
In John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Satan is a major figure of the narrative. The poem’s intense focus on his temperament presents a psychological profile of someone with a conflictive personality. Among his fellow fallen angels, he is a...
Americans often assume that most German civilians knew next to nothing about Hitlers Final Solution and were unaware that the SS controlled and administered the concentration camp system. While the death camps were located in conquered Poland, hundreds and hundreds of concentrations camps were scattered across the populated areas of Germany, most within walking or biking distance of towns and cities. They were not hidden; they served as public warning to opponents of the Nazi regime.
If you are from New England you know the term. Can we trace back the history to the origins of "wicked" to determine why it's only said in the North East?
A philosophical poem inspired by the teachings of Buddhism and Hinduism. To Look At Any Thing promotes the idea of meditation as a way of learning how things are in the natural world. Eyes plus soul.
Japanese phrases that are used everyday and will help fill in those gaps in conversation and build fluency. All phrases shown have audio examples added for pronunciation.
With popularity, comes a thousand rehashes. What dystopian plot cliché turns your story into a bore rather than a compelling piece it should be? Find out fast and save your story.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th United States President, had served in both World Wars, yet never saw active battle. Known for the nickname "Ike," "I like Ike," was his catchy Presidential slogan.
At the start of the Protestant Reformation, the Word of God became suddenly accessible to people in all walks of life. This was essential for "the priesthood of all believers" to transform culture.
Founded in 1832, Skullyville was one of Oklahoma’s oldest, most important towns. Throughout its brief but turbulent existence, Skullyville served as the capitol of the Choctaw Nation, was a key stop on the renowned Butterfield Stage Route, was ravaged by the bloody Civil War, and was known as a cultural and educational center.
Did General George Gordon Meade, Union commander at Gettysburg, miss a golden opportunity to end the Civil War in 1863 by failing to cut off Robert E. Lee’s retreat?
This article explores the arguments for and against the idea that Charles Bukowski was a misogynist. It includes an assessment of Bukowski's background, criticism of his novel, Women, and the infamous kicking incident filmed during a Barbet Schroeder interview.
Learning to think and reason critically and analytically on a continuous basis is not easy. Everyday living is a series of decisions and choices that always revolve around what we want versus what we need or should do and it can be difficult to separate the two.
Fingerprints are an excellent means of identifying people because each individual's fingerprints are unique and remain unchanged during their lifetime.
This article is an analysis of the symbolism, the setting and the portrayal of folk hedonism found within The Picture of Dorian Gray
Her Kind is an early poem by Anne Sexton, published in her first book To Bedlam and Part Way Back. It is full of dark imagery, written as the poet was battling against depression and inner demons.
Quite often it’s the not so life-threatening confrontation with life that we feel most threatened by. The standard of human fear is thus without definition. Everyone lays claim to a different host of particular sensitivities. We all have them,...
Need help organizing your Exploratory paper? Clear instructions on how to write an outline along with essay guide.
God reveals Himself by many names throughout the scriptures that express a quality of His character that is vital for us to know. One in particular stands out to me lately in reference to the miracle of the five loaves and two fish as told in all four of the Gospels (Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:31-44, Luke 9:10-16, and John 6:5-14) - signifying a lesson that applies to every sphere of our life. El Shaddai the "All Sufficient One" is the name that reminds me of the Lord at this event.
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.
During the American Civil War Robert Smalls became a national hero by capturing a Confederate ship and using it to carry himself and other slaves to freedom.
Gĩkũyũ is written with seven vowels. Two of the additional vowels are i-tilde (ĩ) and u-tilde (ũ). These are: a (low /central), e (ɛ Mid-low/Front), i (high/front), ĩ (e Mid-high/Front), o (ɔ Mid-low /Back), u (High/Back), ũ (o Mid-high/Back). Kikuyu and Italian seem to share the same vowels - /a/, /e/, /ɛ/, /i/, /o/, /ɔ/, /u/
This is an analysis on Sylvia Plath's poem Daddy. It explores a deeper meaning found between the lines of this poem. Is the vampire in this poem her mother? Continue reading and decide for yourself.
An interpretation of primary sources on the lost colony of Roanoke, detailing one possible outcome of the settlers' fate.
M.C. Escher, or Maurits Cornelis Escher, was a graphic artist known for his creative, and mind boggling drawings, woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints.
The history of the Sistine Chapel in 19 documented facts: from the project of Sixtus IV to the 1980s and 1990s restoration and the led lighting in 2014.
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.
I don't know about you, but I'm completely obsessed with finding out where words come from. The study of word origin is known as 'etymology.'
This article is about Henry the man - his loves, his wives, his children. Famous for having six wives, Henry is said to be the only English King to have had more wives than mistresses.
What it was like in the capital city of the Confederacy when it fell to the hated Yankees, as depicted in the Civil War diaries of residents of the city?
During World War 1 soldiers discovered the weapons they had been issued were not always best suited for trench warfare. Proving that necessity is the mother of invention, they adapted.
“If, then, you sometimes fall, do not lose heart, or cease striving to make progress, for even out of your fall God will bring good, just as a man selling an antidote will drink poison before he takes it in order to prove its power.” ~ St....
Do we know for sure that our consciousness is in our brain? If not, is it possible that it will continue after our death?
Cajuns, Mardi Gras, Voodoo, jazz, the French Quarter, Storyville, hurricanes, floods, the Mississippi River, the Big Easy. Explore the unusual history of New Orleans.
In the first of a series of articles on Medal of Honor winners from the artillery branch, we look at three heroes from World War II.
A poem that makes you laugh, think and ask questions about guns and dogs. Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, Billy Collins brings a light touch to what is a heavy subject.
Would you be willing to sail on a ship run by a company with more than one major peace-time disaster to their name? What about a company with a record of mishaps spanning decades before the Big One? The White Star Line had such a record. That did...
These contemptuous F-Words are divided into subsections for describing people, animals and things, also for use as verbs. Meanings are added for those who are interested in learning something new.
Flannery O'Connor's violent short story "A Good Man is Hard to Find" also has some surprising moments of humor and redemption. Summary and analysis.
Edinburgh has been known as a 'City of Letters' especially from the early 18th century to the present day. From the days of the quill and the pen to the laptop era here are the leading lights.
In A. E. Housman's "When I was one-and-twenty," the speaker at age twenty-two reports the truth of sage advice he received at age twenty-one about falling in love.
This article includes an analysis of Jacques-Louise David's 'Oath of Horatii' with an overview of Neoclassicism
Here is a list of the top five Indian women writers writing in English. They are famous and internationally acclaimed writers.
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.
Albert Einstein was a famous physicist well-known for his theory of relativity. He is considered to be the Father of Modern Physics. Read on to learn more about his life.
Sidney Sheldon is the 7th best selling author of all time. He has written over 200 scripts for TV series, but it is his 18 novels for which he is best known. I'd like to introduce you to five of my favourite Sidney Sheldon novels.
African Americans have been conspicuously absent from histories of the west. They are not much represented in fiction either. Many people think they ere not there, but they were.
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
Originally written for an Air Power theory course given at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in December 2009. This gives the RC-135 story based upon fact rather than fiction.
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.
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?
The Bible covers many different eating customs. There are some interesting things concerning eating in the Bible. Most people don't recognize the eating motifs as customs.
The work of controversial English author D. H. Lawrence explores human nature through explicit sexual descriptions and intense psychological dialogue.
Derek Walcott's A Far Cry from Africa explores the bloody history of colonial Africa, in Kenya, where Mau Mau fighters fought the British in the 1950s. Walcott's mixed race roots divide his loyalties.
This article takes a look at the meaning of bamboo in east Asian art, some of the great Chinese bamboo painters, and a little about Chinese, Japanese, and Korean bamboo paintings.
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.
Do you know what euphemisms are? This article takes a look at what euphemisms are and some of the most common euphemisms for death, sucide, pregnancy, going to the toilet, etc.
If you're looking for contests to participate in free writing and non-writing contests that accept any individual or group from any region in the world, then you've landed in the right place.
In the transition to the world of communism, Stalin initiated several policies in an attempt to bring the Soviet Union to the forefront of the world stage. This involved increasing the productivity of the nation’s industrial products and a better...
Life was hard for soldiers and conscientious objectors alike during World War 1. Find out why men became "Conchies" and how they were treated.
The lovely Persephone was consort to Hades for one third of each year. He loved her so much that he kidnapped her with Zeus's permission, though he raped her and scared her half to death.
If love is the universal language and "I love you" is the most important thing to say, how will you tell the world how you feel? Here are more than 165 ways to say "I love you" in different languages.
Everybody knows the United States of America. But where do the names of all the states come from? The aim of this page is to chart the origins and meanings of the names of all 50 States of the Union.
The villainous character of "Daisy Fraser" is portrayed as she tries to trash the reputations of other residents of Spoon River.
The basic aspects and definition of autobiography including common characteristics such as perspective, identity, and introspection.
In all, it’s a magnificent piece, one that, while short, conveys some very important solutions for social problems that even members of modern society have difficulty dealing with. Cahan skillfully communicates the need to act, to “strike while the iron is hot,” and not to wait while it cools for fear that sparks may fly into our faces or that the steel may crack.