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  • The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet sees Sherlock Holmes recovering missing precious stones, and proving the innocence of the chief suspect in the theft; the obvious answer is not necessary the right o

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Beryl Coronet

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Beryl Coronet

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • 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!

    Who Invented Windows and Doors?

    Who Invented Windows and Doors?

    by Amanda Littlejohn8

  • Charles Dickens, like his character, Oliver Twist, knew from experience the meaning of poverty. Let's take a look at the social history that forms the background to the most famous of all his books.

    A Social History of Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist

    A Social History of Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist

    by Amanda Littlejohn14

  • Writing a review is simple; writing an engaging review is a hair trickier. This article includes 9 simple steps writers can take to make their reviews more interesting to their readers.

    How to Write a Killer Movie or Music Review

    How to Write a Killer Movie or Music Review

    by Shay Marie38

  • 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

  • Many breakthroughs in Chinese culture happened in the Tang Dynasty, including the beginnings of paper-making, polo, and civilian participation in government, innovative literature and poetry.

    10. Fun Facts About the Tang Dynasty in China

    10. Fun Facts About the Tang Dynasty in China

    by Elyn MacInnis23

  • In Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility, engagements and consequent marriages occur contrary to expectations. This is because all the clues and evidence held important by society and seen as indicative of engagement are ambiguous at best, if not entirely baseless and reliant on mere supposition. An example of such evidence is the exchange of hair; an act that is believed to be evidence of a mutual sentiment, often when it is not.

    Hair Symbolism in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

    Hair Symbolism in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

    by Schatzie Speaks3

  • Since the 1960s, in Western culture, "duty" has been a dirty word. It smacks of kowtowing to authority, not being allowed to "do your own thing"; it cramps your style.

    William Wordsworth's "Ode to Duty"

    William Wordsworth's "Ode to Duty"

    by Linda Sue Grimes4

  • 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.

    Analysis of the Poem

    Analysis of the Poem "Hawk Roosting" by Ted Hughes

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • In Dorothy Sayer's Gaudy Night, Latin quotations carry important subtexts that are inaccessible to modern readers. Here are my translations and interpretations of these phrases, to help you discover nuances which dictionaries and online translators cannot give you.

    Translations of Latin in Dorothy Sayers' Gaudy Night

    Translations of Latin in Dorothy Sayers' Gaudy Night

    by Ellen34

  • 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.

    Persephone: Queen of the Underworld

    Persephone: Queen of the Underworld

    by Anita Smith0

  • The poetry of the early modern period into the age of enlightenment forged the way for romantic literature. William Shakespeare’s sonnets of the 17th century as well as William Blake’s and William Wordsworth’s poetry of 18th century follow the romantic formula of expressing emotion through the delightful language, rhythm, and meter of the written word. An emotional tie that these three writers of romanticism have is the idea of memories, and the wistful, happy, and sometimes sorrowful connecti

    Emotion in Romantic Modern Literature

    Emotion in Romantic Modern Literature

    by Nancy Snyder2

  • Pen names, or pseudonyms, have been used throughout history for various reasons. I use the pseudonym Cydro, although I can't cite a reason for source. Check out these authors that were a lot more successful than I am, and the reason they chose their pen names:

    Top 7 Most Famous Names That Are Actually Pen Names

    Top 7 Most Famous Names That Are Actually Pen Names

    by Blake Atkinson15

  • Character analysis is an important part of any college freshman or sophomore literature class. But they aren't always the easiest things to do. Take some advice from an English teacher, and you'll be writing those character analyses in no time!

    How to Analyze Characters in Literature

    How to Analyze Characters in Literature

    by Katherine Sanger13

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

    Analysis of Poem "Deer Hit" by Jon Loomis

    Analysis of Poem "Deer Hit" by Jon Loomis

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • What if you're a poet in love? A look at some of the more unusual poems by famous and unknown poets. Here is passion, sex and romance, with some weird twists.

    Weird, Strange, and Funny Love Poems

    Weird, Strange, and Funny Love Poems

    by Andrew Spacey11

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

    The Siege of Sarajevo

    The Siege of Sarajevo

    by David Hunt12

  • This is the artist who started the direction of the artists’ movement that has remained a favorite of people for a century: the Impressionist movement. This is the story of Edouard Manet (1883-1932).

    Artists Who Died Before 50:  Edouard Manet

    Artists Who Died Before 50: Edouard Manet

    by Denise McGill20

  • A curious poem full of metaphors and strong imagery, written for comic and disturbing effect when Sylvia Plath mistakenly thought she was pregnant. Nine lines, one for each month of pregnancy.

    Analysis of Poem "Metaphors" by Sylvia Plath

    Analysis of Poem "Metaphors" by Sylvia Plath

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Blue is many people's favourite colour, but blue pigments were difficult and costly for ancient civilisations to produce. So what was the story of the colour blue in the ancient world?

    The Colour Blue in Antiquity

    The Colour Blue in Antiquity

    by CMHypno66

  • Chinese Empresses seldom feature prominently in the history of the Middle Kingdom. When they do, however, they leave legacies that horrify or inspire for centuries.

    Top 5 Chinese Empresses You Should Know About

    Top 5 Chinese Empresses You Should Know About

    by Kuan Leong Yong2

  • This article discusses religions that have a personal god compared to those that have a more impersonal god. The similarities and differences are covered to help readers gain perspective and knowledge. Religions discussed include Islam, Christianity, Shinto, Buddhism, and Judaism.

    How Would You Like Your Religion: A Personal or Impersonal God?

    How Would You Like Your Religion: A Personal or Impersonal God?

    by Peter V16

  • Everyone that ever lived and everything they did has contributed to our history. It's the story of people on this planet. Historians are time-detectives, looking for clues to find out about the past.

    What Is History? Introducing History to Kids

    What Is History? Introducing History to Kids

    by Amanda Littlejohn49

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

    List of Easy Essay Topic Ideas

    List of Easy Essay Topic Ideas

    by Virginia Kearney8

  • 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

  • A look at Lincoln's family through significant photos taken by the Alexander Garder and Mathew Brady throughput his life from his pre-president days to surviving sons after his death.

    Pictures of Abraham Lincoln and His Family

    Pictures of Abraham Lincoln and His Family

    by Melvin Porter8

  • 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 ata151520

  • 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

  • A logical fallacy is an error in the reasoning process, not in the veracity of the premises. Therefore, logical fallacies are not factual errors, nor are they opinions. They are attempts to bypass the steps of a logical argument for the purpose of...

    Examples of How Logical Fallacies Are Used

    Examples of How Logical Fallacies Are Used

    by dosters7

  • "To be or not to be" is one of the most famous lines in all of English literature. It marks the beginning of Hamlet's "To be or not to be" speech which is a soliloquy. The speech and the line reflect some of the existential questions that Hamlet the play and Hamlet the character are interested in.

    What Is the Meaning of "To be or not to be," Hamlet's Famous Quote?

    What Is the Meaning of "To be or not to be," Hamlet's Famous Quote?

    by Adam Kullman8

  • W. H. Auden's "The Unknown Citizen" portrays a pathetic character whose life has been stifled by "the State," yet who, ironically, does not seem to realize his lot in life.

    W. H. Auden's "The Unknown Citizen"

    W. H. Auden's "The Unknown Citizen"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Learn more about the types of nouns in English grammar. Increase your understanding with instructional videos and interactive quizzes on nouns.

    English Grammar: Types of Nouns

    English Grammar: Types of Nouns

    by L Sarhan6

  • The Philippines, like other Asian countries, show their respect to the elder population by gestures and by the words they use before the person's name. Learn other ways language reflect respect.

    Filipino Culture: Showing Respect to Elders

    Filipino Culture: Showing Respect to Elders

    by precy anza12

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

    Analysis of Poem Litany by Billy Collins

    Analysis of Poem Litany by Billy Collins

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • The Nurse is a bawdy, overly talkative, and humorous character in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. She teases, but is completely devoted to Juliet. She eventually betrays Juliet's wishes by giving her unkind advice. Even so, the Nurse is completely grief-stricken by Juliet's feigned death.

    The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet

    The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet

    by Jule Romans0

  • In 58 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the Rhine and met people who he would come to call the Germans and the Gauls. Caesar's Gallic Wars would forever shape our views of these people, so who were they?

    Who Were Caesar's Gauls and Germans?

    Who Were Caesar's Gauls and Germans?

    by Daniel White1

  • 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.

    Poisons Used in Agatha Christie's Books

    Poisons Used in Agatha Christie's Books

    by Anne Harrison12

  • Ok, the wet shirt scene made women swoon, but that's not the only reason. What makes this man the heartthrob of millions of women and the grudging hero of the many men whose significant other made them watch or read it? Could it be that the...

    Why Women Love Mr. Darcy

    Why Women Love Mr. Darcy

    by Winsome40

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

    Analysis of Sonnet 55 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 55 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • A man sits eating poetry in a library. He's never been happier. The librarian is concerned. Why is that man consuming verse? And much worse, he's now turning into a dog and licking her hand. Surreal.

    Analysis of Poem "Eating Poetry" by Mark Strand

    Analysis of Poem "Eating Poetry" by Mark Strand

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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.

    Emily Dickinson's "There is another sky"

    Emily Dickinson's "There is another sky"

    by Linda Sue Grimes6

  • Discusses the domestication of animals and plants during the Neolithic Revolution, including how domestication occurred in different regions, why domestication occurred, and its consequences.

    When Did People Domesticate Animals and Plants?

    When Did People Domesticate Animals and Plants?

    by Tiffany R Isselhardt1

  • 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.

    10 Books Over 1000 Pages to Read

    10 Books Over 1000 Pages to Read

    by Lisa13

  • The most articulate atheists making the most effective arguments against religious belief, while refuting popular apologists and common arguments for the existence of God. Enjoy!

    3 Famous Atheists & Their Best Arguments

    3 Famous Atheists & Their Best Arguments

    by Sam Wickstrom8

  • Discover the lives of three ancient queens who changed the course of history: Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt, Olympias of Macedonia, and Amanirenas of Kush.

    Three Awesome Ancient Queens

    Three Awesome Ancient Queens

    by Tiffany R Isselhardt0

  • 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!

    The Best Books Set in France

    The Best Books Set in France

    by SheilaMilne7

  • A few years back, an amateur writer told me that writers did not have to read. I begged to differ. Here's why good writers read, and why all writers should read extensively from a young age.

    Why Good Writers Read

    Why Good Writers Read

    by Tessa Schlesinger16

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

    5 Most Famous Poems by Pablo Neruda

    5 Most Famous Poems by Pablo Neruda

    by Marina Puzic0

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

    Analysis of "Oranges" by Gary Soto

    Analysis of "Oranges" by Gary Soto

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • The Oven Bird, an unusual sonnet, is more than a mere song from a bird - it is a poem about the world of words the poet himself creates, despite the diminished state of language,time and life itself.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "The Oven Bird" by Robert Frost

    by Andrew Spacey0

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

    Introduction To Pointillism

    Introduction To Pointillism

    by Faceless3917

  • All about the Women's Auxiliary Air Force,some of the key women working during World War Two. The WAAF took over RAF ground based jobs from men and proved their worth in WW2.

    Women in World War 2, The WAAF

    Women in World War 2, The WAAF

    by Jools9954

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

    Flower Quotes From Shakespeare

    Flower Quotes From Shakespeare

    by Jule Romans2

  • Sally Mann's 'Candy Cigarette' is perhaps one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century. Who is that girl in white? What is she doing and what does it symbolize?

    Sally Mann's Candy Cigarette: An Analysis

    Sally Mann's Candy Cigarette: An Analysis

    by JB2

  • 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

    Shakespeare's Presentation of Colonialism in ‘The Tempest' - Theme Analysis

    Shakespeare's Presentation of Colonialism in ‘The Tempest' - Theme Analysis

    by Tricia Mason9

  • W.H. Auden's The Unknown Citizen is an ironic take on the Unknown Soldier, whose monument represents all those anonymous victims of war. It praises and mocks a model citizen. Who is free and happy?

    Analysis of Poem "The Unknown Citizen" by W.H. Auden

    Analysis of Poem "The Unknown Citizen" by W.H. Auden

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • 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!

    Crow Art Around the World

    Crow Art Around the World

    by truefaith78

  • James Monroe was a Founding Father of the United States who served as the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825. Monroe was the last president of the Virginia dynasty, and his presidency ushered in what is known as the Era of Good Feelings.

    James Monroe Biography: Fifth President of the United States

    James Monroe Biography: Fifth President of the United States

    by Doug West3

  • The lore of the honey bee from across the Celtic lands, as originally published in Celtic Guide (Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2015).

    Celtic Lore of the Honey Bee

    Celtic Lore of the Honey Bee

    by James Slaven4

  • It was in 1541 when Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto ventured through Southeastern Oklahoma.  With a little less than 300 men, de Soto set out on a quest to find El Dorado, or "the gilded one." This is the story of Spiro Mounds in Southeastern Oklahoma.

    Spiro Mounds: Spanish Gold, Empires, and Southeast Oklahoma

    Spiro Mounds: Spanish Gold, Empires, and Southeast Oklahoma

    by Eric Standridge3

  • 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.

    Bushido Values That Are Still Relevant Today

    Bushido Values That Are Still Relevant Today

    by Rachael Lefler3

  • Religious imagery is a key component of almost all world religions. From crosses to the Star of David, here are brief descriptions of popular religious symbols.

    Meanings of Various Religious Symbols

    Meanings of Various Religious Symbols

    by Kathleen Odenthal10

  • Margaret Hale is one of the strongest fictional heroines ever written. The main character in Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, Margaret is a picture of bravery, endurance, and selflessness.

    Margaret Hale, The Heroine of "North and South"

    Margaret Hale, The Heroine of "North and South"

    by Rose West12

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

    Emily Dickinson's "A Light exists in Spring"

    Emily Dickinson's "A Light exists in Spring"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • For a few, life in a medieval castle would have been relatively comfortable; for others, it would have been a smelly and dirty place to live. It all depended on whether you were born wealthy or poor, of noble birth or a serf.

    Medieval Castles Were Smelly, Damp, and Dark

    Medieval Castles Were Smelly, Damp, and Dark

    by Beth Eaglescliffe0

  • Romanticism is one of the most influential movements in art, philosophy and literature. Discover who the Romantic Poets and Philosophers were and why they had such an impact on the world we know today.

    Characteristics of Romanticism in English Literature

    Characteristics of Romanticism in English Literature

    by Lisa McKnight11

  • The Middle East has been in chaos and turmoil for some time. This article contains maps and descriptions showing how the outcome of World War I created the conditions we experience today.

    How the Middle East Was Affected by World War I

    How the Middle East Was Affected by World War I

    by Mike Russo13

  • Snipers date back ages, however their first widespread documented use is in the Revolutionary War. Occasionally, between all of the troops in all of the wars, a legendary sniper will emerge. Here are the stories of Cydro's top 5.

    Top 5 Legendary Snipers

    Top 5 Legendary Snipers

    by Blake Atkinson29

  • Christopher Columbus was not the first to discover the Americas, nor was he the first to realize that the earth is round. He was the first, however, in other exploits, namely genocide and the transatlantic slave trade. Doesn't sound familiar? Read on.

    The Truth About Christopher Columbus

    The Truth About Christopher Columbus

    by Faceless3951

  • 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.

    50 Unfriendly F-Words You Can Say Instead

    50 Unfriendly F-Words You Can Say Instead

    by Dora Weithers65

  • Countee Cullen's poem deals with God and the awesome power he wields, over humans and the mole. Still, a black poet can sing. It is a traditional 14 line sonnet in iambic pentameter with full rhyme.

    Analysis of Poem "Yet Do I Marvel" by Countee Cullen

    Analysis of Poem "Yet Do I Marvel" by Countee Cullen

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Forgetfulness, from Billy Collins, focuses on the gradual loss of memory all humans experience from time to time but especially in old age. Using personification and metaphor amongst other figurative devices, this poem builds up examples of forgetfulness with wit and charm and a comic element.

    Analysis of Poem Forgetfulness by Billy Collins

    Analysis of Poem Forgetfulness by Billy Collins

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Of the world’s approximately 6,000 languages, English is said to be one of the easier ones to learn despite its idiosyncrasies of spelling and pronunciation.

    The Oddities of English and Other Languages

    The Oddities of English and Other Languages

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • Who was Buddha? What are the facts and myths of his life? What are the basics of his teachings? Are the teachings of Buddha a practical philosophy for the 21st century?

    Understanding the Life and Teachings of Buddha

    Understanding the Life and Teachings of Buddha

    by Catherine Giordano57

  • Many famous people who died in 2016 had their passing extensively covered and eulogised by the popular media. But these are the remarkable stories of just six who have been regrettably overlooked.

    Six Lesser Known 'Celebrity' Deaths of 2016

    Six Lesser Known 'Celebrity' Deaths of 2016

    by Greensleeves Hubs24

  • Feminism in the 21st Century is a mix of many different feminist beliefs. From the influence of the first movement that took root in 1840 to present times, the end-state goal of the women’s movement has not strayed from its intense desire to...

    The Rise of Feminism

    The Rise of Feminism

    by Sherri Tuck5

  • “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....

    Summary of St. Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle

    Summary of St. Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle

    by Jenna Ditsch15

  • Learn what itikaf is, when it is observed, the conditions of itikaf, what nullifies itikaf, and much more.

    What to Do During Itikaf

    What to Do During Itikaf

    by L Sarhan2

  • Walsh by Sharon Pollock is a contemporary Canadian play. It focuses on the real-life conflict between General Walsh and Chief Sitting Bull in Alberta.

    Walsh Play Summary

    Walsh Play Summary

    by Molly Layton1

  • 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 F9

  • Several authors have written prequels, sequels, and creative retellings of the classic novel Jane Eyre. If you love the original novel, these books may offer a new spin or perspective on your favorite characters.

    Jane Eyre Sequels, Prequels, Spin-Offs, and Retellings

    Jane Eyre Sequels, Prequels, Spin-Offs, and Retellings

    by Brittany Rowland29

  • For roughly 16 hours a day, when we are not sleeping, we all experience consciousness; yet philosophers cannot agree on what consciousness is.

    The Philosophy of Consciousness

    The Philosophy of Consciousness

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • Some of Adolf Hitler's quotations regarding propaganda, leadership and religion and how they reveal the man and his methods. Some may find these chilling in light of the current state of the world.

    Adolf Hitler, in His Own Words

    Adolf Hitler, in His Own Words

    by David Hunt21

  • An Introduction to some basic principles of Existentialism, focusing on the philosophical arguments by the prominent Existentialists including Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre.

    Existentialism: From Kierkegaard to Sartre

    Existentialism: From Kierkegaard to Sartre

    by Monami0

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

    Book Discussion: The Real Thing by Henry James

    Book Discussion: The Real Thing by Henry James

    by Epsilon51

  • 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...

    Sample Invocation for a Public Meeting

    Sample Invocation for a Public Meeting

    by mbogartministries9

  • Explores variations on the popular fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Explores the origins of the classic story most people are familiar with, as well as version found in Greek mythology, cultures such as Scandinavia, and the use of the tale as a literary theme.

    Variations on "Beauty and the Beast" From Around the World

    Variations on "Beauty and the Beast" From Around the World

    by Anaya M. Baker7

  • Everything we experience begins now at this moment. We have control over these experiences—but only briefly. Once our present becomes the past, we no longer have the ability to change it. This is why backward time travel is doubtful. However, forward time travel can't be ruled out.

    Why Time Travel to the Future Is More Likely Than to the Past

    Why Time Travel to the Future Is More Likely Than to the Past

    by Glenn Stok27

  • 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.

    Thomas More Utopia—Humanism in the Renaissance

    Thomas More Utopia—Humanism in the Renaissance

    by Jools9912

  • This article lists 10 of the most impressive lost cities in the world. It also provides a short history of each city and explores why and how each one was lost to the outside world.

    World’s 10 Most Impressive Lost Cities

    World’s 10 Most Impressive Lost Cities

    by Kelley9

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

    50 Cat Idioms and Phrases

    50 Cat Idioms and Phrases

    by Ben Reed7

  • the epic of Beowulf cannot be complete without analyzing Beowulf's Death. this page will examine Beowulf's death. Its purpose is to answer the questions: How did Beowulf die? Why did Beowulf die?

    The Death of Beowulf: Why and How Did Beowulf Die

    The Death of Beowulf: Why and How Did Beowulf Die

    by Ryan Buda2

  • Magazines, books, art materials, toilet tissue, wall-coverings, tickets, posters, packaging and even money are all made from paper. But where does paper come from, who invented it and how is it made?

    The Story of Paper

    The Story of Paper

    by Amanda Littlejohn22

  • Simple, free German essays, ready to use straight away. Based upon my experience working at schools in the UK, this article covers the popular topic of writing about your house.

    Free German Essay on My House: Mein Haus

    Free German Essay on My House: Mein Haus

    by bongawonga13

  • Bernard Shaw should be a required reading in any British Literature course. He was an interesting individual with messages that are still pertinent today. Shaw was obsessed with the inequalities of society which led to his interest in socialism,...

    An Analysis of Bernard Shaw's

    An Analysis of Bernard Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession"

    by Drea DeFoe4

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

    Diego Velazquez and His Masterpiece Painting "Las Meninas"

    Diego Velazquez and His Masterpiece Painting "Las Meninas"

    by Suzette Walker16

  • Architects are in most cases not interested to design economical buildings for their clients. When you've plans to build a home for yourself, you should know some of the basics for cheap building.

    How Much Will It Cost to Build Your New House?

    How Much Will It Cost to Build Your New House?

    by Buildreps4

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