An Analysis Of George Orwells Politics And The English Language - 1,193 words
My focus is upon a piece by Niccolo Machiavelli, an Italian prince from the renaissance period who writes "The Morals of a Prince", and in an opposite vein, an essay by George Orwell, an English author and enemy of totalitarianism whose essay is "Politics and the English Language". Within these essays I have found a similarity in which Orwell illustrates that 'political writing becomes the defense of the indefensible, most political writing is bad, where it is not the author is usually a rebel who expresses his private opinions'. While this could be true of Machiavelli's piece, he himself contends that 'men who embrace the ideal, while rejecting the real, will only accomplish their ruin' Mac ...
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George Orwell And The English Language - 906 words
George Orwell, the author of Politics and the English language believes in the traditional style of the English language and that there is a definite correlation between language and action. Orwell highly believes that proper English can be cured by never using slang and never using a long word where a short one will do. It is the citizens moral responsibility to use the English language with clarity. Most important, people must earn the English language and learn to use it the correct way. Orwell would be upset if he saw a modern day newspaper; every article has a flaw. In an article from the Tri Valley Herald titled Pint-size pundits document campaigns, Dole uses a metaphor and slang that ...
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Iversity In The English Language - 1,086 words
Any new coming freshman to West Virginia University is certain to hear a larger variety of accents and dialect in the English language than they have ever before encountered. West Virginia University has a diverse student body, which includes students from all fifty states and over one hundred different nations. West Virginia Universitys webpage statistics show that approximately twenty-nine percent of the students are non-residents of West Virginia, and five percent of the students are from other countries. What makes West Virginia Universitys speech so unique in character is the overwhelming variety in the English language to which its students contribute. As students from different areas ...
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Geoffrey Chaucer And His Effect On The English Language - 1,089 words
Geoffrey Chaucer has been called the Father of the English language. He did for the English narrative what Shakespeare later did for drama. He was the first writer to use lines of poetry that had an appeal to those interested in nature and books. His writing was very modern for his time, even more modern than the writings of others after he died, but he stayed within the traditions of medieval poetry. Chaucer was born in London, no one knows exactly what date but sometime between 1340 and 1344. Chaucers father, John Chaucer, was a wine merchant although his last name from the French word chaussier indicates that his ancestors were shoemakers. He would sometimes hold positions in the royal ad ...
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Geoffrey Chaucer And His Effect On The English Language - 1,124 words
... r to Chaucers position before he left. Chaucers next occupation was serving as the clerk of the kings works just a few months after King Richard II began running the government for himself. This job was a challenging one for Chaucer, with many responsibilities such as overseeing building repairs, paying wages, obtaining materials, and recruiting workmen. After that job was finished, he stayed in Kent and wrote his Canterbury Tales, his most highly acclaimed, most beautifully written and most popular of all his works. In these tales Chaucer surpassed the intellectual and poetic standards of his day. In these tales Chaucer told the story of pilgrimages to Canterbury. The characters in his ...
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The English Language: Make It Official! - 1,360 words
In the beginning, this country was a melting pot. Many different people, from many different countries, of many different ethnic groups, speaking in many different tongues came to America. English arose as the predominant language of the United States. Over time, people realized the importance of staying in touch with their cultural backgrounds, including the language of their native countries. The main problem presented now lies in communication and interaction with each other. It is obvious that miscommunication causes problems. An "English Only" law will unite Americans and give them all a common ground on which to communicate. It will diminish racial conflicts, as well as encourage immig ...
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Impressionism Vs Cubism - 1,319 words
Art, according to Websters Dictionary, is a human skill of expression of other objects by painting, drawing, and sculpture. People have used art as a form of expression for a long time. From the Mesopotamian era to the Classical Greeks and the present. Art is expressed in many different ways and styles, and is rapidly changing, one style replacing another. Impressionism and Cubism broke away from the traditional style of painting. They were both looking for a new way to express everyday life. Time is an important tool that is used in Cubism as well as Impressionism. This element is expressed in Claude Monets Sunrise and Pablo Picassos Man with a Violin in different ways. Impressionists works ...
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[...] a Devil on't the Woman damns the Poet. -- Aphra Behn, Preface to The Lucky Chance Aphra Behn (1640-1689) was not the first woman writer; neither was she the only woman writer of her day. But Aphra Behn holds the singular distinction of being the first professional woman writer in the English language. That's right, ladies -- Aphra Behn was the first woman writer who did it for money. It was a natural choice for this young woman, a recent spy for the crown and a widow at the age of 26, to turn to selling herself (in a manner of speaking) in order to survive.Many other women of the period did so; but instead of novels and plays, they sold something much more fundamental and far more comm ...
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Mark Posters The Mode Of Information - 1,361 words
ENGL444: BOOK CRITIQUE - Mark Posters The Mode of Information Mark Posters The Mode of Information can be seen as something of an attempt to establish a new discourse in socio-political theory. He does this mainly through the concerted criticism of several prominent philosophers, including Marx, Foucault, Derrida and Baudrillard. Typically, his prime concern with the bulk of most of these philosophers works is their tendency towards totalization, or their failure to adequately incorporate an understanding of what Poster sees as the mode of information into their theorizing. From what remains of his counterparts theories, Poster attempts to assemble his new discourse, incorporating into the e ...
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The Night Nurse - 1,009 words
Grace has many meanings in the English language today. One of these meanings is to be pardoned from ones actions. In The Night Nurse, by Joyce Carol Oates, Grace Burkhardt is pardoned many times in her life. She is pardoned from dying, pardoned from her actions toward others, and eventually pardons herself from her actions. In life, we are given grace, a pardon for our actions, many times, The first example of grace being given is Grace Burkhardts life being saved physically. She could have died, but was instead saved, and was given more time to live. The doctors saved her life, not because they chose her, but because of their job. Grace was not pardoned by the doctors, but by God, who allow ...
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Matrix - 713 words
Lucent Technologies Bell Labs Innovations is a Matrix managed corporation that has tall management that has many layers, which makes it difficult to communicate face to face with everyone in the company. There are instances where there needs to be communication between many employees simultaneously. Top executives need to hand down new policies and procedures, sales managers need to be in touch with the production warehouse and the sales team is required to relay the progress of their sales on a daily basis. With so many tasks to be handled at once, it is very difficult for crucial messages to be sent or received. One of the most effective ways that Lucent Technologies ensures messages are s ...
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Email Etiquette - 1,859 words
This document is intended to offer guidance to users of electronic mail (e-mail) systems, whether it's a twelve-year old computer nerd's BBS, one of the dinosaur services like AOL-ful, Compu-Snore or Prodigee-wiz, or the vast world of the Internet. Although it's geared towards users of the afore-mentioned services, it has sections that apply to all types of e-mail systems. This is not a "how-to" document, but rather a document that offers advice to make you more computer-worthy (probably more worthy than you desire) and to prevent you from embarrassing yourself at some point in the near future. Inspiration for this document and for the tables in the Abbreviation and Smilies sections must go ...
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Civil Rights Movement In Education - 944 words
The Civil Rights movement, during the 1960s and 1970s, created many changes for both American society and its schools. The transformations were the result of such movements as Bilingual Education, womens rights activity, and the passing of the Public Law 94-142 legislation. The incorporation of these new laws and ideas into society all came with their own consequences. Each of them helped, in some way, to lessen the inequality of minority groups in America, like students whose primary language was not English, women, and handicapped children. They also faced opposition by certain groups, who did not feel that their inclusion in American life was necessary. Those fighting for the minorities, ...
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Bilingual Education Vs English Only - 3,311 words
... components of other technologies. Regular linear video is most useful in developing listening skills and creating cultural awareness. Video with target language subtitles can also serve in developing reading skills. Video enables students to observe the dress, food, climate, and gestures of the target culture. When the power of a computer is added to video that is pressed onto a disc for instant access of sound, vision, and text, the resulting interactive videodisc system can provide practice in all of the language skills. Students skills in listening and reading as well as in writing and speaking can be greatly enhanced when these latter options are available on an interactive compact ...
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Literacy A Good Thing - 1,496 words
How many times do you remember saying to yourself, I dont want to go to school today., or seen commercials where children do whatever it takes to stay home? Well lets just say your not alone, however if you had the government on you, making sure you went, do you still think you wouldve said that, or even worried about anything else like a job or a family? Well when you have a communist government on you its no longer a choice but, a forced decision. Education is a priority in Cuban Society. And although we Americans think we are smarter, we need to retest our abilities. The Cuban Government provides free schooling from primary school to university or technical school. Education is mandatory ...
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A Language For Everyone - 962 words
There are roughly 5,000 or so languages in use in the world today. There have been grandiose plans by people in the past to create a universal language for the world. One example is a language published by Dr. L. L. Zamenhof over 100 years ago called Esperanto, meaning One who hopes. This language has no culture attached to it; it was created for the sole purpose of world communication. Not many people have even heard of this language, let alone use the language at all. It sounded great to Dr. Zamenhof to create this language, Im sure, but lets look at how realistic it is. Could this world one day have a functioning universal language? Lets for a moment set aside the fact that there are thou ...
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Greatest Desire To Conform - 1,153 words
The area in American life reflecting the greatest desire to change is immigration. Immigrants come to America hoping for and wanting a better life. They no longer wish to live the hard life of the peasantry society. In addition, immigrants come in search of individuality. They want to conform and be free of their problems they once faced or still face in their nation. America has always obtained the myth where one can gain social mobility and freedom. They strive to acquire opportunities that they do not have in their homelands. *America is like a utopia because of all its opportunities it has to offer - (simile). As each new era of foreigners migrate to America, they face the obstacle of co ...
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An Entymology Of The Word Fuck - 575 words
Fuck! Is that offensive to you? Why is the word *censored* such a taboo word in the English language as opposed to its definition of copulation? It would seem to make sense that if a word is offensive its meaning would be twice that. Strangely, sex is not an offensive word at all, and is used frequently in formal conversations and writings. Upon questioning, not one person could give a concrete answer on why the word offended them, they would simply say oh, just because, and dont use that kind of language in front of you mother. Just because, is not a valid answer and doesnt explain my question. So I started my quest to learn the meaning behind the meaning, and angering many librarians in th ...
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Wilfred Owen - 583 words
Wilfred Owen was a famous British war poet in World War I. The horrible violence of war turned Owen into a poetic genius. In a two-year period during the war, Owen published only four of his poems, and grew from a negligible minor poet into a famous English-language poet. His poems were antiwar poems of his life in trench warfare. Wilfred Owen the son of Tom and Susan Owen was born on March 18, 1893, in Oswetry, England. He was educated at the Birkenhead institute and at Shrewbury Technical School. At the age of 17, Owen began to show an interest in arts, and poetry. He worked as a pupil teacher at the Wyle Cop School while he was preparing for his exam to attend the University of London. Af ...
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William Carlos Williams The Imagist - 1,561 words
It is said that people can create art in their unique way to express themselves. William Carlos Williams tried to capture the direct image of the object and cloud out its surroundings. He attempted to focus the poem on the subject in order to eliminate any irrelevant responses from its surroundings. Through language and imagery, William Carlos Williams uses certain objects in the world that would be poetic no matter how directly they are presented. He accomplishes this using imagism. According to Websters Encyclopedic Dictionary, imagism is a theory of poets in America who believed that poetry should use common speech, create new rhythms, and include a clear, concentrated, and precise image ...
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