Art in Schools

Throughout the years, schools have been putting art programs on the backburner, but is that really a good idea? Numerous studies have shown that kids benefit from art and musical programs, especially kids from poorer families where such exposure would be unlikely in their own home life. Art education connected with better learning skills and interest in school, but still sch...
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Civil War Poetry

America as a country has fought many wars, but had only one official war fought within itself represented by the many writers of the time.Poetry of the Civil War taught Americans about the war by telling how soldiers and others in the war felt about their experiences. Poems written in the civil war times and farther back in time set an example for future poets of passion and...
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Lucy Pevensie, A Heroine

Lucy Pevensie is a fictional character in C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia series that I appreciate at my young ages. Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, four siblings, are deported from London to the house of a professor during World War II, they have to leave their family and also their city. They find life in the house extremely boring, until Lucy discovers a ward...
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Do You Ever?

Do you ever think the way I do? Wondering if this is the last breathe you ever take? Do you ever wonder if your a BAD person and no one else is?Technically we all are in our own little special ways. Do you ever wonder if people judge the way you act?”Sit up or don’t slouch!” Do you ever throw a fit because you know that, that one action could ruin your whole dream. Do you ev...
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The Economic Development of Colombia

History, trade strategies, aid, and investment all play a role in a country’s economic development. But how does a country really develop? By examining Colombia, this book explores the issues of causes and effects of development as well as the pros and cons of various development strategies, as well as posing the question: What is development? The book explores Colombia...
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Did Reconstruction Lead to Radical Changes in the South?

As the Civil War drew to a close in 1865, a string of problems started to surface, including questions such as the following: How should the Confederate states re-integrate into the Union? What rights should be granted to African Americans after emancipation? As the Confederate states were defeated in the war, the north was still in a state of shock. How will the north recove...
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Eve's Diary by Mark Twain

In Eve’s Diary, by Mark Twain, the first woman on Earth writes a supposed diary about her life in the Garden of Eden. The story is based on the creation legend from the Bible, and almost all the events in Eve’s Diary are identical to it. Although the short story seems to be simply a retelling of Adam and Eve from Eve’s perspective, the diary has a much deeper meaning hidden ...
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A Poison Tree

In “A Poison Tree,” by William Blake teaches how anger can be dispelled by goodwill or nurtured to become a deadly poison. It is appropriate that poems touching on Biblical themes should be expressed like this in which a spiritual meaning is expressed in a vivid story. The opening stanza sets up everything for the entire poem, from the ending of anger with the “friend,” to th...
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Feminist Critique for The Yellow Wallpaper

“And woman should stand beside man as the comrade of his soul, not the servant of his body” is one of Charlotte Perkins-Gilman’s quotes about feminism (womenshistory.about.com). Charlotte was born on July 3, 1860 in Hartford Connecticut. Throughout Charlotte’s life she has been active in social reforms and mostly feminist movements. This activism is seen in all her writing, p...
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The 21st Century And the World of Madame Bovary

So the reason why Madame Bovary is a masterpiece throughout the years is because it is so plausible. As much as this has remained, everything else since that simpler time has evolved greatly. For example, Emma covets a velvet horse and carriage the same way a modern-day woman covets a Ferrari. The same way a carriage in its garage of sorts would reek of horse dung, a Ferrar...
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