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    Racial Issues of 1948 - Devil in a Blue Dress

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    Easy connects this situation to his experiences during the World War II. He recalls "I killed enough blue-eyed young men to know that they were just as afraid to die as I was" (45). Therefore, Easy connects the problem of race to the "blue-eyed" Nazis and their mission of achieving an Aryan society (45). Easy's regular racial references to the World War II imply that the segregation present in the United States in 1948 is comparable to Hitler's Third Reich.

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    In the short story The Web by Frances King, 1995, we hear about a man, who earns money by pretending to a be blind or a destitute begging for money. The narrator thinks it is a dishonest and unfair way of getting money

    Therefore people are forced to earn money, and some finds the way too money through illegal and dishonest activities. In the short story "The Web" by Frances King, 1995, we hear about a man, who earns money by pretending to a be blind or a destitute begging for money. The narrator thinks it is a dishonest and unfair way of getting money, but when she finds out that it pays well, she lets go of some of her principles and gets spun into the web of lies.

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  3. My English Class Experience. English is one subject I dreaded. This semester being my second semester in university; I was told by advisor that I had to do English Composition

    My first week into the semester I was place into a classroom with and average of forty students. The class times were from 7:20pm to 8:35pm every Monday and Wednesday. Normally at nights most or if not all the students would be drained from prior classes during the day and the working students drained from their place of employment. The atmosphere at the school is very cohesive for learning especially when you are surrounded by lush nature.

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  4. Creative writing inspired by "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy.

    Papa?... Papa? What? Did you see that? See what? That dog Where? Over there it looks hurt papa? Yes it does Can we save it papa? No I knew you were going to say that please papa it looks like it needs some food that's all We need food too Okay Okay He carried on in a slow pace along the road, in search of a place to stay for the night. It was getting dark. As he pulled along the last of their belonging on the cart the boy stopped and looked back and didn't move for a few seconds.

    • Word count: 795
  5. Real life Writing Inpired by Meinke's poem "Advice To My Son". Advice To My Son

    After the first three days of therapy, I recognized a little girl that I went to school with. She was on the freshman cheer team but strangely was always absent from class. She always wore the biggest smile on her face and greeted everyone who stepped foot into Evergreen Therapy. One day while I was finishing up my workout she ran up to me. " I know you," she said with this huge grin on her face. " You go to my school.

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  6. Freshman Year: High School and College, Similar or a drastic difference?

    The first of the sequence of experiences is the arrival and first impression. In high school, freshman students arrive with a low maturity level. Although high school students typically don't have the anxiety, comparable to that of a college freshman, it's still present. Both types of freshman are unsure of what to expect, not to mention the new surroundings. High school freshman do, however, have one thing that college freshman do not have the luxury of having with them for a sense of comfort, friends. Typically college students move away for school, meaning they leave behind old friends.

    • Word count: 645
  7. Descriptive Essay - At the Beach

    I let myself absorb the intense rays of the sun on a scorching summer day. I am calmed by the sounds of the ocean; the regular pounding of the waves restrain all of my worries. As I sit in my chair I can see all the sights of summer; children building sand castles along the ocean's edge, to my right I observe an elderly couple enjoying a good book. I am soon at the point where my skin can no longer take the harsh rays of the blistering summer sun.

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  8. 1000 words. What is it little girl? He asked with a soft, kind voice. Mister, can you teach me how to draw?

    Scattered rays of sunlight shone through the wispy white clouds, tinting them with glowing amber and streaking the sky with brilliant patches of gold and violet. Swaying gently back and forth with a little push of her feet her sight followed to the piece of art that was held in his hands. He said nothing but she couldn't help but look at him. His eyes were blue like a cloudless sky on a summer's day, his skin flawless, and light blonde hair was pulled back by the aid of a ribbon, with the exception of the few strands that were loosely splayed effortlessly around his forehead.

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  9. God Save the Queen. Excitement is in the air because come Friday, April 29, Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales, second in line to the British throne, and his fiance, Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, will be married in Westminster Abbey with all th

    From coast to coast, people are waking up long before dawn on Friday to have tea and scones and maybe even some English muffins in their best pjs to watch the Royal affair. Restaurants and bars all over the nation are decorated with Union Jack themed streamers and serving royally inspired cocktails in honour of the royal event. There are also larger scale events taking place in New York's Times Square and Walt Disney World in Orlando. Guests in Disney were even invited to dress in Prince and Princess attire to watch the wedding live in the park's Wedding Pavilion.

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  10. Going Home - School was over, time to go back home.

    The bus soon started to move slowly along the street. It was getting dark and the driver was not in the mood of speeding down the streets that led to my destination. The pace was slow and the sound of the dull panting of the motor was not new to my ears as I could hear it every time we would be halted by the three coloured lights or rush hour traffic. We got out of the traffic and passed through a quieter road that wasn't in the normal route we normally pass from, but I did not worry.

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  11. Can you imagine being trapped underground for 69 days with a scarce amount of food? Me either but miraculously 33 Chilean miners were able to survive this tragedy and gave the world at least one happy ending.

    The mine is owed by San Esteban Mining Company. The San Jose Mine is in north Chile and the miners were trapped 2,300 ft underground and 5 miles from the mine's entrance. The mine was instable and had once collapsed and caused the death of one miner. It was a miracle and an accomplished mission for Chile. When the miners realized they were trapped they intended to escape from a ventilation shaft but it was too high to reach without a ladder.

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  12. Is it necessary to launch a compulsory school-based drug-testing scheme?

    Making the test become compulsory will have agreater effect of stopping drug abuse. The current scheme is voluntary andstudents can decide whether they join the test. IN essence, students who takedrugs will absolutely not join the test. As a result, these students may stilltake drugs even the scheme in effect. On the contrary, switching the voluntaryscheme into compulsory one is more effective. Every student gave to be testedand there is a psychology effect that they indeed have to face penalty if theytake drugs before. This not only make the scheme become effective but also manystudents are stopped from drugs abuse.

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  13. Plugged In or Plugged Out? Schools have slowly started to implement new technologies into the classroom the latest computers, tablets, projectors, smart boards however schools must be weary of introducing too much new technology, because as instr

    When the right balance is found, the public school system - and the students - will surely prosper. The Internet, bursting into the homes of Americans in the 1990s, revolutionized American life. Entire businesses can be created and destroyed with the click of a mouse; doctors and nurses rely on it to store medical records and ensure the health of their patients. Newspapers, once so imperative to American life, and in shaping the history of our nation, have been completely replaced with online news websites, and businesses have learned to adapt to advertise and sell in the online world, when they had previously been limited only to print, television and radio.

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  14. Monlogue - Old Woman Investigates Closure of Convenience Store

    Which is why it was rather peculiar when they decided not to pop over that particular morning. So I had made my mind up. I was going to hop on the 19 and ride down to Harry's myself. The bus was crowded as always with the morning rush. I had to wait ten minutes before someone offered me their seat. Kids these days, no manners. I blame the parents. No discipline. They let their children do whatever they want without any consequence, then they wonder why they are misbehaving at school or drinking in the street.

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  15. AS English Language Travel Writing - Tasmania

    Contrary to their northern cousins, Tasmanians are of an immeasurably more mellow character, counter to either stereotype you may hold of Aussies, unless you rumble regarding their cherished land. Tradition pronouces - "God's own country" - not a senseless observation, either. Adrenaline. As the vessel tilted to an inconceivable angle, my dainty size fours embedded themselves desperately within the depths of the craft. My fingers involuntarily shot out before me, gripping that vivacious tour guide in this unexpected territory of accelerated uncertainty.

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  16. Turning point. Walking past the corridor, I saw a student being punished, and I couldnt help but be filled with nostalgia, bad memories. I too was once caught up in such an embarrassing situation

    The entire class groaned and became tense on seeing the stack of red report cards he was carrying. My stomach churned as I already knew that I did not excel in my exam, having failed most of my science subjects as I really detest being in a science stream class instead of arts. Reluctantly, I dragged my heavy feet to the front and took my report card when my name was called out. " I knew it," I said and gave out a loud sigh when I saw my far from impressive results.

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  17. Pro Gay Marriage Essay. If Canada is seen around the world as this accepting and diverse place, what image does it send out by not allowing homosexuals and lesbians to marry? Homosexual marriage should be a constitutional right in order for the world an

    Change is what a society is based on as well as how it moves forward and hopefully through change discrimination and predjudice can be defeated. Under article seven of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it states that all are equal before the law and have the right to protection against discrimination1. If one were to look in history, there is much proof of rights being taken away from minority groups. Anti-miscegenation or the act of prohibiting interracial marriage was not uncommon in the states in the early 1900's.

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  18. Film review: Fight CLub (1999) and Commentary

    to directly involve the reader. In concordance with this, the conversational tone of the piece takes on a very fast pace due to the fact that the discourse is made up primarily of compound-complex declaratives (p3 l45). Seen too in quotations such as this is the frequent use of punctuation utilized in film reviews as a way in which to convey the desired message in as few words as possible.

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  19. My news feature article. Summer of Hell. Those weather conditions during this summer - so called the worst in Australian history - havent made us surrender but made us stronger and display the true spirit of being an Australian.

    Then, category 1 cyclone: Anthony and other inundations in Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley follows. The unbelievable summer ended with the record breaking cyclone: Yasi of category 5 which, recorded wind speed of 250km/h. In this issue of the Townsville Bulletin NIE, we will explore how the floods and cyclones have left a huge impact on our society. Subsequently this has foregrounded just how community-minded Australians really are. Painful catastrophe causes agony and despair There have been many articles dealing with the destruction of the North Queensland Coast by cyclones and floods.

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  20. The Breakfast Club

    It is quite funny how nothing has changed over the past 25 years. Yet, no one is too eager to try and change that. That is basically what this movie portrays, a group of teenagers that are forced into spending the day together in the school library. What could possibly go wrong? Back in the 80's, teenagers were very much into things like drinking, drugs, and sex. Nothing has changed since then. There are still the exact same cliques with the same type of people that partake in illegal activities. This movie, somehow, captures the whole aspect of a teenage life within 2 hours.

    • Word count: 540
  21. Ghana - Have an Education. On average only about forty percent of the United States population decides to go to college. So can you imagine that while we sit at our desks with our paper and pencil, in West Africa, there are kids just like us whom are fig

    On the take off strip, a father speaks to his son about control, discipline, and respect. Accepting the wisdom and guidance from his father the young man hugs him tightly and boards a plane to America. Carrying his luggage and his father's expectations upon his shoulders, the young man gazes across the uneven ground of his homeland. Silently, he prays that in America he will be met with success and that his education will take him higher than the mountain peaks of Kilimanjaro. On average one out of six American students drop out of school each month.

    • Word count: 950
  22. English Language Commentary

    As a Conservative, his column had a slight anti-Labour bias, although it was very subtle and often humorous. I attempted to replicate this when I mentioned that waterboarding is classed as an 'enhanced interrogation technique' and quickly quipped that that was "more spin in one phrase than Alaistair Campbell managed in an entire dossier" - a reference to the controversial September Dossier which 'sexed up' claims that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction. From that quote, we can see some of the writer's persona, seeing immediately that they are critical of the Iraq War, despite later making it clear he is a Conservative ("thankfully, I'm a son of Thatcher").

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  23. Gap Year

    It's quite true that traveling abroad may be a chance for you to have a break and to do something different apart from education. It may also improve your self confidence, assertiveness and also personal skills. For taking a job, it may be a good lesson for you to gain further life experiences. It could be possible for you to become more mature and widen your horizon at the same time. Nevertheless, I think gap year is not a good idea, because it may spoil your studies and career.

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  24. How does Shakespeare create tension in Act 2 Scene 2 of Macbeth?

    This is mirrored in his speech that state: 'Every man is a king! And I am the king around here, so don't forget it!'. The repetition of 'king' represents he's trying to re-establish his authority which portrays he's perhaps making an attempt to just reiterate that he's the boss. Moreover, the exclamation marks further puts special emphasises on his aggressive tone and helps readers visualize and feel the forceful attitude. Alternatively, the idea of the 'king' also connotes being the king of the jungle which further implicates that it's his territory and it is unrightful to argue with men, him in particular.

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  25. Is a united world at peace possible at all? Is a world completely free of strife feasible?

    Poverty would be eliminated; crime would be a thing of the past, long forgotten. This is what a united world at peace means. Is a united world at peace possible at all? Is a world completely free of strife feasible? Is the human race capable of tranquility? The answer to that is no. Ever since the beginning of time mankind has always been in conflict with himself and his fellow men. This is inevitable as each person is different. Even with 6 billion people on the planet, no two have been found to be alike.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Compare and contrast two candidates

    "In conclusion, despite Senator Collins' advantages, I still disagree wit her points of view on the war in Iraq, tax cuts to corporations and her lack of support for universal healthcare plan. The contrasts between the two candidates could not be clearer. Susan Collins has acted in the interest of the President and Republican Party, while Tom Allen consistently stood up to the Bush administration and has always fought for Mainers. He has a record to be proud, and it shows what kind of Senator he will be. Hopefully, if Tom Allen gets elected, he will live up to his words and promises by becoming a fighter for the low and middle class."

  • An essential element of a short story is its ending. Discuss this statement with reference to two short stories of your choice

    "So as you can see the ending was the total opposite to what you would expect. So at the end of the story, the Vallins were reunited and the Tuvaches were split up. The setting of the story fits in very well because it shows how poor the families were and why the money from selling the child was so important. I think the moral of this story is ' In some situations, there is never a right answer.' I think in both of the short stories I have written about the ending has dramatically changed the story for the better. The writer has done this by carrying the same theme all the way through the story, but has still managed to create the unpredictable ending needed to make any short story successful. Sean Morton 29th January 2004"

  • The Crucible: Discuss the changes in the relationship between John and Elizabeth Proctor in the course of the play?

    "To conclude, I feel that at the start of the play John realises that what he did to Elizabeth was wrong and he does not wish to go back to that, so already he wishes to protect her. However their relationship was still stale and cold between them both until Elizabeth found out that she was accused of witchcraft. And then she needed to trust John to speak to Abigail and John had a new found love for Elizabeth as he felt he needed to protect her. As the court scene developed they both learnt something new about each other and the ways in which they react to different situation, and I feel that it is the start of the coming together of their relationship. But it is only during Act 4 when Elizabeth is trying to persuade John to admit to seeing the devil that I feel their relationship is re-built. But I still feel that Elizabeth was not the same with John after the affair as at the end of the play and in echoes down the corridor she moves on too easily."

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