Extended Metaphor On Math Class From Hell - 644 words
An Extended Metaphor about why Math Class is Hell It glared at me, mocking me, jeering at me. It silently screamed wicked taunts at my nervous gaze, flawlessly manipulating what made me sweat the most. It knew how to take advantage of my fear, my dread of what awaited. Standing high on the wall, it's demonic face of 12 numbers and twitching hands tortured me with a snide smile. I arduously tried to avoid its evil glare and the way the spherical white face, splashed with ominous black numbers, laughed almost sadistically at my suspense. 1:26 PM it shouted at me, 60 seconds until I was devoured by ... HER. This horrific face shrilled sharply in my ears and resonated throughout my body. "1:27 P ...
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Teacher Metaphor - 377 words
I am a teacher like a salmon returning home from the ocean. With me I carry an over powering instinct to return to the waters where I was born no matter what the cost. I will struggle with predators, obstacles, and above all, the current of the river. I must overcome these challenges. The future of my race depends on my survival. I must complete my journey. The challenges ahead begin immediately. My first struggle is with the unpredictable currents of the river. These currents are dangerously tricky. One minute they will push me toward the bank of the river where hostile animals wait to pluck me from the water. Within a few hundred feet the currents become calm and smooth. It is easy to push ...
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To Kill A Mockingbird: Theme And Metaphor Analysis - 1,132 words
During the first half of Mockingbird Harper Lee constructs a sweet and affectionate portrait of growing up in the vanished world of small town Alabama.. Lee, however, proceeds to undermine her portrayal of small town gentility during the second half of the book. Lee dismantles the sweet faade to reveal a rotten, rural underside filled with social lies, prejudice, and ignorance. But no one in Mockingbird is completely good or evil. Every character is human, with human flaws and weaknesses. Lee even renders Atticus, the paragon of morality, symbolically weak by making him an old and widowed man as opposed to young and virile. It is how these flawed characters influence and are influenced by th ...
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Symbolism And Metaphor In Orwell's "animal Farm" - 864 words
Old Major, wants to tell them Animals are enslaved by Man, "the only creature that consumes without producing." There is only one solution: Man must be removed. And animals must be perfectly united for their common goal: Rebellion. Major declares: All animals are friends, Man is the enemy. Animals must avoid Man's habits: no houses, beds, clothes, alcohol, money, trade. Above all, "we are brothers. No animal must ever kill any other animal. All animals are equal." " But he does teach them an old animal song, "Beasts of England," which came back to him in his dream. The work of teaching and organizing the others falls on the pigs, thought to be the cleverest animals. Snowball and Napoleon are ...
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Mc Escher - 1,052 words
... ate these elements (Doornek 25). Escher demonstrated and understanding of differential special perceptions that were designed by considering the spatial circumstances within which elements of nature come into correlation and underscoring an artistic depiction based on these elements (Doornek 25). Two of Eschers more popular works, Day and Night and Three Spheres II are both artistic creations the underscore this defining focus on form over substance (Doornek 25). They also demonstrate the process by which Escher extends mathematics and scientific concepts into his artistry, and underscore the emergence as a reflection of his understanding of nature and of other cultures. Perhaps the most ...
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Faith Can Conquer All - 1,231 words
For the past week, people all over the world have had their eyes on the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Along with the many different Olympic sports, there are many different winners...of all shapes and sizes. However, it is not the different physical appearances of these athletes that are interesting, but the different styles of winning. Some athletes receive their gold and proclaim their superiority. Others win gold and put people down in the midst of their victory, such as Svetlana Khorkina. This Russian gymnast won a gold medal in individual competition, but in her first interview condemned Sydneys Olympic organization, whom she felt was responsible for the error in vault height ...
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One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest - 1,638 words
The imagination is the readers most important tool on the path to enjoying a good book. One can only hinder their enjoyment of the story by disregarding the vivid images created by the mind. Nothing can compare to a landscape so exquisite that it would make a cinematographer jealous, or a prison so cold that you can see the inmates hot breath. However, some authors offer help for those who are creatively impaired. In One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, the author, Ken Kesey builds such an effective tone, that the shifts in the attitudes of the characters can be detected. In the first half of the novel, Kesey uses a wonderful device to show oppression that makes the reader feel as if they themsel ...
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Reformation Of Kikuji Mitani In Thousand Cranes - 1,657 words
... ns throughout the course of the story. The last words of the book reinforce this continued loathing- " 'And only Kurimoto is left.' As if spitting out all the accumulated venom on the woman he took for his enemy, Kikuji hurried into the shade of the park." I think that it can safely be concluded that this is one aspect of his past that Kikuji will never change his position on. As Chikako cleans the cottage, "The sound of her broom became the sound of a broom sweeping the contents of his skull, and her cloth polishing the veranda a cloth rubbing at his skull." This extraordinary metaphor gives us great insight into Kikuji's attitude towards his past and his memories. There are two contrad ...
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Worlds Fair - 1,641 words
Alex Roth Per 3 The main protagonist, or main character in a story, changes his/her characters and beliefs throughout the many different trials that they persevere though. In the book, World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow, the protagonist of the story is a young, typically Jewish boy by the name of Edgar. The book takes place in 1930's post-depression New York and Edgar's family is in somewhat tumultuous times. Edgar is very young at the beginning of the book, his brother is a young teen and his parents are both middle aged. The way Edgar explains his early years show how his character deals with things and how he does so is very apparent throughout the entire book. For example, he portrays his par ...
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How Will We Use Tomorrows Pcs - 1,367 words
... ort back tomorrow', or next week, or whatever. I would also like to be able to say 'don't bother me now, come back later', or 'do not disturb'. This sounds pretty much like a manager controlling a bunch of people who report to him, and I think this is a useful metaphor for how people will deal with PCs in future. I want to be able to give my PC various tasks to get on with, and then I would like it to report back to me how things are going, in ways which I want to control. I expect the PC controller to 'delegate' most tasks to particular software 'experts', and deal with them according to an agreed set of principles. If needed, I even expect the controller to tell me that there is no loc ...
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It Related Terms - 1,860 words
... e of programming that combines data structures with functions to create re-usable objects (see under object-oriented programming). Object-oriented graphics is the same as vector graphics. Otherwise, the term object-oriented is generally used to describe a system that deals primarily with different types of objects, and where the actions you can take depend on what type of object you are manipulating. For example an object-oriented draw program might enable you to draw many types of objects, such as circles, rectangles, triangles, etc. Applying the same action to each of these objects, however, would produce different results. If the action is Make 3D, for instance, the result would be a ...
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Ring Lardners Haircut Analysis - 2,186 words
No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligence greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. --H.G. WELLS, The War of the Worlds Analysis is a delicate task, for if we agree that the whole is likely to be greater than the sum of its parts and that we cannot always know the dancer from the dance, we will want to avoid any mechanical "taking apart" of a work for fear of ...
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Ring Lardners Haircut Analysis - 2,196 words
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Two Kids - 552 words
Response: After reading the story, Two kinds, by Amy Tan, what impresses me most is the way the mother educates her daughter. The mother wants the very best for her daughter without understanding what her daughter needs. I hate the mother's educational method, because it is impossible to bring out any genius in this way, rather it bottles up the innate talent of a child. In addition, I am also in sympathy with the daughter. Understanding: The story portrays a mother-daughter relationship confused with scattered conflict. The two women have some opposing ideas and beliefs. And their lack of communication is responsible for many of the problems they face in their relationship. The mother was c ...
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Frankenstein - 908 words
How to Take Responsibility for Your Newborn Monster Throughout Mary Shelley's Frankenstein we can see the very importance of taking care of one's newborn monster. Only through a magnificent atrocity, such as Victor Frankenstein's own murdering and rampaging monster, can Victor himself realize that he owes a huge amount of responsibility towards society. In the beginning of this novel Victor starts off with huge illusions of grandeur, which include his overwhelming desire to bring dead beings back to life. All that he can see is how his discoveries in this new field of science will help mankind. Victor Frankenstein neglects to realize that this monster could be an awesome burden on society as ...
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y outset, it is clear that the hawk is in control. The poem begins assertively with the pronoun I. The hawk is so secure in his position that he is able to announce the fact that he is resting, inaction, with his eyes closed. There is no falsifying dream - he has nothing to hide - between his hooked head and hooked feet. The repetition of hooked puts the reader on guard - it sounds slightly sinister. This idea is confirmed when the hawk goes on to say that his dreams are single-minded: he rehearses perfect kills. He is portrayed almost like a military dictator. The irony in the statement My manners are tearing off heads is intentional: the hawk actually seems proud of the fact that he does n ...
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The Scarlet Letter Pearl - 832 words
In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, many of the characters suffer from the tolls of sin, but none as horribly as Hester's daughter Pearl. She alone suffers from sin that is not her own, but rather that of her mother. From the day she is conceived, Pearl is portrayed as an offspring of evil. She is brought introduced to the pitiless domain of the Puritan religion from inside a jail, a place where no light can touch the depths of her mother's sin. The austere Puritan ways punish Hester through banishment from the community and the church, simultaneously punishing Pearl in the process. This isolation leads to an unspoken detachment and hatred between her and the other Puritan children ...
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Herodotus And Rhampsinitus And The Thief - 1,201 words
Herodotus and Rhampsinitus and the Thief Herodotus, the first Greek historian, has been called by some "the father of history" and by others "the father of lies." Born in 485 B.C to a wealthy family at Halicarnassus, in Asia Minor, he was exiled to Samos soon after his birth because of his familys opposition to the Persian domination of Ionia. During his youth, he traveled widely, studying the manners, customs, and religions of the people he encountered. His histories are made up of tales told to him by people from Egypt, Syria, Babylon, Colchis, He was criticized by several ancient writers for creating stories and passing them off as the truth. Herodotus is most famous for the nine books he ...
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Paradoxes In Man And The Universe By Pascal - 1,589 words
Pascal builds his argument in Man and the Universe out of a series of paradoxes, seemingly contradictory truths. In writing, Man and the Universe, Pascal reflected his views on what is our place in the world as human beings. Pascals writing shows a harmony between mathematical certainty and moral truths in support of his argument. In his Pensees or Thoughts, Pascal hoped to integrate scientific progress with the notion of humankinds fallen state. Many suggest that Pascal is the master of paradox. A paradox is an idea or situation that appears to contradict itself but that is nevertheless true. The purpose of a paradox is to provoke fresh thought and draw the readers attention. An example of ...
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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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