Debut Albums Essays

Tomorrow When the War Began

Tomorrow when the war began, written by John Marsden is an action genre book. The main themes are survival, change, relationships, friendships, courage, self-discovery and morality. The brief storyline is that Ellie and 6 friends go camping in a secret place for a week, and when they return a war/invasion has started in their hometown of Wirrawee. Throughout the rest of the book Ellie and her friends, Homer, Fi, Corrie, Kevin, Lee and Robyn make plans and take action against…

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Symbolism Analysis of the Swimmer

n the Swimmer the character (Neddy) swims through several pools on a journey he believes would “enlarge and celebrate its beauty” (251). These pools and the journey he swims symbolize the passing of time and the deterioration of his health. He began his journey feeling as though he was young and strong, “he seemed to have the especial slenderness of youth” (250). He seems to be very content with his life and his friendships. As he was swimming in his…

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Football Narrative

There had been only a couple days left till the very first football game of my senior year. The team we are playing was the Haywood County Spurs, and the game we had been preparing and practicing for since our sophomore year. The sun was blistering hot, shining down on my shoulder pads, baking me in my uniform like a freshly made apple pie on a summer day. This only made practice worse as I put all effort into it…

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Importance of Time

Time is said to be eternal. It is said that it has neither a beginning nor an end. Yet men are able to measure it as years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds. They have also given meanings to the words – past, present and future. True, time has a meaning. It moves.Yet time is said to have no holiday. It exists always. Every movement of creation is linked with time. One cannot grow paddy in a month nor can…

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Pre Linguistic Development

As linguistic development designates the stage when children are able to manipulate verbal symbols, it should be apparent that pre-linguistic development refers to the stage before the child is able to manipulate such symbols. Consequently, this stage is sometimes called the pre-symbolic stage. Pre-linguistic development, therefore, concerns itself with precursors to the development of symbolic skills and typically covers the period from birth to around 13 months of age. Four stages can be identified: * Vegetative sounds (0-2 months): the…

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Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus_ Differences in Character

There are a lot of books nowadays about the characters of men and women. One of them is”Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” by John Gray was a bestseller of 2012. I haven’t read this book but I’m going to share with you my thoughts about why men and women are different and why they don’t live on their “planets”. Firstly, we consider women to be sympathetic and gentle while men fearless and earnest. Women are more likely…

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Horses Poem – Edwin Muir

“Horses” Edwin Muir in First Poems, 1925 Notes Compiled and Edited by RI First Reading • The sight of horses now, in the present, leads the speaker to consider his feelings towards horses when he was a child: ‘Perhaps some childish hour has come again’. • Main focus: – The various descriptions of horses and the speaker’s feelings towards the horses – An other-worldliness about them, something magical – Admiration and fear are mixed – A clear Romantic feel about the poem: e.g….

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Media in Sports

1. One of the paradoxes associated with the media coverage of sports is that the media open up new opportunities for spectators to view sports, but they also limit and define the experiences of spectators. Explain how the media can do both of these things simultaneously. Many people would agree that they would rather go to a sporting event rather then watching it on television. But on the other hand some would prefer to stay in the comfort of their…

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How to Create a Smash Book

How to create a smash book, not a scrapbook. A smash book is a place where you can place the little things in life’ ticket stubs, magazine clips, recipes, snapshots, love letters, design ideas, pictures, and notes to self. It is faster than scrap booking and is portable too. A smash book can be made from a ringed binder or a note book or you can buy a book from k and company at a craft store or online. They…

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Foreshadowing and Irony in _story of an Hour_

Throughout the story “Story of an Hour” there are a few subtle instances of foreshadowing and irony. These instances explain the some of the scenes throughout the story. The opening sentence foreshadows Mrs. Mallard’s death at the end of the story as it explains how serious Mrs. Mallard’s heart trouble really was, as great care was taken to break the news of her husband’s death. The irony that is of Mrs. Mallard’s death upon finding out her husband did not…

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Acceptance Speech

Acceptance speech: An Acceptance speech provides an expression of gratitude for some form of award which has been given on the basis of merit or excellence. How to Write An Acceptance Speech? Answer An acceptance speech is delivered when a person receives an award or some kind of recognition. Within the acceptance speech, you may include some background and history behind your accomplishments. You may choose to thank or acknowledge individuals who have helped you along the way. You may…

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Shakespeare Poems

Comparing and Contrasting Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18” and “Sonnet 130” Many men find different things that attract them to certain women. In “Sonnet 18” and “Sonnet 130” William Shakespeare uses two different approaches to describe two opposite women he loves. Even through the poems are very much alike the poems also have very different. Shakespeare starts off with a passionate tone as he describes his love as a “summer’s Day”. He states that she far prettier because a summer’s day is…

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Gun Politics in the United States

To draw up case studies, it is first important to understand its various aspects. For an effective case study, one must first understand the principles of a case. It is important to understand what a case is, the types of cases there are and their purposes. Following this understanding, the methods of analyzing and discussing cases must be explored. After mastering these skills, The three stages of problem, decision and evaluation are vital to the organization of the case study….

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Morality and Ralph

1. Dominant impression: Genuine goodness is rare and can even overtake the sense of order or of savagery. Ralph, who represents order, and Jack, who represents barbarism, both try to look for Simon (representing human goodness), but he doesn’t follow either of them, only his own heart. Genre: Fiction 2. Allegory. Ralph is order, shown when he says “I’ll go on with the shelter”. Shelter, to safety, leadership, thinks about others’ as well, not just himself. Jack is savagery, shown…

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Exploration of Irony and Surprise

Irony and surprise are common literary devices authors use to communicate their ideas when writing literary works. Irony allows the writer to suggest an interpretation that is different from the literal meaning of the words used in the text. The element of surprise allows the writer to manipulate the reader’s expectations and take them somewhere completely different. In the short stories, A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flanney O’Connor and Happy Endings by Margaret Atwood, both authors use…

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