- Minnesota Iron Range Dialect
Minnesota Iron Range Dialect
I am a Minnesotan. I have lived here all my life and may continue to do so. Stereotype me:
The 10 o'clock news is my window dressing for the 10 o'clock weather (Mohr, 9). You betcha it is. Yah. I wouldn't want you to think that I'm not happy here-it could be worse. Lutefisk. . . umm, my favorite.
Are you close; is this representative of myself and most my fellow Minnesotans? Forgive us, but this is slightly, no this is completely ludicro...
- Thomas Cobb
When Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860, Thomas Cobb realized that the South had suffered a major loss in power. Since the Republican party controlled the executive, there was no way the South could have any say in the government. All their opinions could be easily disregarded by the North; their neglect of the Fugitive Slave Law was a perfect example of this. Cobb also understood that the NorthernerĻs sudden patriotism for the Union was quite out of place. Only fif...
- Death Of An Innocent
Death of an Innocent
I went to a party mom, I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom, so I drank soda instead.
I really felt proud inside, Mom, the way you said I would.
I didnít drink and drive, Mom, even though the others said I should.
I know I did the right thing, Mom, I know you were always right.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom ,as everyone is driving out of
As I got into my car, Mom, but as I ...
- My Gift To You The World
My Gift To You The World
My gift to you is somewhat strange,
it's hidden and silent,
alone and unheard,
but it still lives beneath the darkened sun,
it's love and hope and joy and sight,
it's knowing what's right and wrong,
it cried for life,
and I heard it cry,
I've tried to lift its spirits high,
to let other people wonder of its ...
- What Is A Good Novel?
What is a Good Novel?
Modernism is a generic term applied to the beginnings of the "new literature" that came with the twentieth century. In Great Britain, it followed Victorian period, steeped with grandiose subject matter and moralizing, didactic themes and lessons. In 1901 Arnold Bennet published The "Average Reader" and the Recipe for Popularity. He describes in this short essay somewhat satirically, what to do when one wants to write a novel that will have mass appeal. In this essay...
- To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is an ageless classic that takes place during the 1930s. In the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, there was a deadly racial attitude towards the people who were different then the general public. In a town of tunnel vision and hatred, Atticus and Scout stood out with open minds.
Atticus was the anchor of reason in Maycomb. He understood many people in town and taught his children how to understand other people's feeling as well...
- Death Of A Salesman - Willy
Death of a Salesman - Willy
The differences between eighteenth-century literature and
romantic poems, with respect to history is constituted here. This is
seen through the influential works of John Keats and Alexander Pope.
These works are acknowledged as, "The Rape of Lock" and "The Eve of
St. Agnes." Alexander Pope takes his readers on a hatred filled epic.
A robust piece of literature and love induced psychoses in, "The Rape
of Lock." On the other hand, "The Eve of St. Agn...
- Paul Whiteman
Ch.12 Paul Whiteman(1890-1967)= a classically trained violinist and violist who adored jazz but lacked the gift to emulate the uninhibited improvisations of the jazz musicians he admired, formed a dance band in the early twenties that played jazzy arrangements of popular and even classical melodies. Blues = a black vocal folk music, began as vocal (largely instrumental). Classical blues = based on 3 lines of text. Wild wame donít do the blues. Urban Blues = blues pieces wr...
- Martha Ballard
We as a society are fortunate. We have the luxury of advanced technology to include: computers, telephones, video
teleconferencing equipment, cellular phones, beepers, and hospitals with the latest gadgets and gizmos. Our
technology is available only because of documented historical accounts. Our idea of work is having to get in our
vehicles and driving to our destination and sometimes sitting behind a desk all day to push paper; the worst any of us
suffers is a traffic jam h...
- VCR Vs. DVD
VCR vs. DVD
This report will strive to clearly discern the differences between the average home Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) and the recently developed Digital Video Disc (DVD) system. These two home entertainment components have very clear differences. It is important for consumers to carefully consider each of these concerns before deciding on the home entertainment component that is right for them.
When considering the purchase of a home VCR or DVD system, consumers should c...
- Literature - A Mirror Of Society
Literature - a Mirror of Society
The literature of a country is affected and influenced by how
the people of that country live. This paper will prove that The
French Revolution greatly influenced 19th Century French Romanticism.
First, the cultural values of the revolution will be identified.
Then, the different aspects of Romanticism will be presented. The
cultural values of The French Revolution and Romanticism will then be
linked. Finally, literary examples will be shown t...
- The Catcher In The Rye: An Innocence Lost
The Catcher in the Rye: An Innocence Lost
The Catcher in the Rye is a book by J. D. Salinger and the story of a boy named Holden Caufield. He is no longer innocent, but exposed to the world. Phoebe, Holden's sister, is the opposite she is quite the innocent, never really being exposed to the world outside her protective bubble. Holden wants to protect such precious innocence only found in the children as a guardian of the innocent a catcher in the rye.
The Catcher in the Rye is fundament...
- The Hospital Window
The Hospital Window
The death of a loved one can put unimaginable stress on the
loved ones of the deceased. This stress can make one's life chaotic
and unpleasant for long periods of time if the mourners do not
underezd the death. James Dickey, who believes, "poetry is the
center of the creative wheel," wrote the poem, "The Hospital Window".
The relationship between mourners and death becomes apparent in this
"simple 54-line poem . . . about a parent's dying as a transformative
- Dantes Canto XXVIII
Dante's Canto XXVIII
Dante begins the opening of Canto XXVIII with a rhetorical
question. Virgil and he have just arrived in the Ninth Abyss of the
Eighth Circle of hell. In this pouch the Sowers of Discord and Schism
are continually wounded by a demon with a sword. Dante poses a
question to the reader:
Who, even with untrammeled words and many
attempts at telling, ever could recount
in full the blood and wounds that I now saw? (Lines 1-3)
The rhetorical question draws ...
- The Tragedy Of Macbeth
The Tragedy of Macbeth
The Tragedy of Macbeth is plagued with the images that coincide with its many themes. Although there is really no central theme and all seem to intermingle, it would be extremely difficult to research the play in its entirety. Therefore, I've chosen to focus my study towards the recurring image of blood and how it's presence affected both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and the eventual outcome of the play.
The blood images in the play had different effects on the two. But ...