Poe Vs. King: Concepts of Horror

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” –Edgar Allan Poe Blood runs dripping from the banister, smeared hand-prints on the stairwell, but where was the body? She turned around quick, gasping at the sound, something behind her was moving. . . . A dark figure descended upon her knife in hand. . . . she had not the chance to scream, and not the time to...
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The Era of Good Feelings

The Era of Good Feelings was a political period marked by presidency of Thomas Jefferson and decline of the Federalist Party, during which the US enjoyed a time of considerable patriotism and united national objective toward unity and expansionism. The era consisted of America’s financial affluence, much of which was contributed to the Federalist program, which included the c...
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It's Just a Dream

For most people, the “American dream” is the ultimate goal in life. To be self-made and successful is something that people have been dreaming of since before time. One thing that people don’t understand, however, is that this dream is just that- a dream. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the age-old and over-glorified concept of the “American dream” is shown in a n...
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Harry Potter vs. Twilight

In the past few years, two teen series have emerged out of a race for the best, and are now fighting for the gold. Harry Potter and Twilight have recently been making their ways into many debates. Die-hard fans have become determined to have their favorite come out on top. But some say the series are unparalleled, as one deals with romance while the other has more action elem...
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How Decision Making Influences Maturity

When forced into a difficult, life-changing decision, people grow emotionally, socially, and intellectually mature due to the possible loss and/or gain from the results of the decision and how it affects that person. Adolescence is the primary time for youth’s development of maturity so it is essential that adolescents experience difficult decisions. It can be difficult to r...
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The Negative Efftcts Of Domestic Violence On Children

How do you think every one of those children feel when there’s domestic violence in their home? Many of those indignant children become traumatized. Some of those children might even believe domestic violence is a good thing to do. They might want to be as forceful as their parents. Those children’s life is really difficult and challenging for them to handle. They do not have...
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Frowning Stomachs in the Land of Smiles

Rice season is over, fish season is over, and many don’t have food. But there’s still hope. A project known as Meals on Flip-Flops is here to help. 7 in every 100 people in Thailand are underweight. This is usually caused by lack of food. The life expectancy is also quite low, 72 years old. According to the UN Thailand’s website, “Rapid economic growth and increased agricult...
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Natural Disasters

You woke up one morning, stricken with fear because an earthquake with a 9.0 magnitude hit your city. Even if you knew this was coming, you can do nothing about it; all you can do is hide, take cover, and hope for the best. Natural disasters are one of the worst case scenarios that can happen; we need to aid other countries when these disasters happen, set up more than just a...
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Is it Society or the World?

Characters often experience a conflict that they must overcome. Jonas, the protagonist in “The Giver”, written by Lois Lowry must overcome obstacles. Throughout the book he must overcome the conflict he feels with the society. The conflict is, therefore, man vs. society. From there Jonas starts to oppose this society’s way of life. Jonas wants to know what it feels like to ...
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I Live

I live, I live in the universe, the milky way, on Earth, in North America, in the state of Colorado, in the city of Littleton, in the small community of Columbine, in my 3 story house on west Elmhurst Ave. I live here with my dad, my mom, my little brother jackson and my dog Oakley. I love where I live because I am surrounded by the coolest friends and the nicest if neighbor...
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