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Slang In America
Slang In America
Slang In America For hundreds of years, English has been continuously changing. Words that were unacceptable 300 years ago are now commonplace. English has always had a trademark of being a comfortable language, the language of the common people (MacNeil 143). Change in the grammar and diction of a language is natural, and English is always confronted with changes. Among them are the use of slang, clipped word endings, and new dialects. Some Conservatives do not like changes because they claim
Speech Critique: Billy Joel
Speech Critique: Billy Joel
Speech Critique: Billy Joel Speech Critique Billy Joel is a very well known musician that is respected and acknowledged all around the world. I think he was an appropriate speaker for a college graduation. He used one question at the beginning of the speech that would catch the audiences curiosity; Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes? and branched out from there to important issues. I think this showed a sense of organization and importance to the issue of why he was there.
Speech Perception
Speech Perception
Speech Perception Speech perception is the ability to comprehend speech through listening. Mankind is constantly being bombarded by acoustical energy. The challenge to humanity is to translate this energy into meaningful data. Speech perception is not dependent on the extraction of simple invariant acoustic patterns in the speech waveform. The sounds acoustic pattern is complex and greatly varies. It is dependent upon the preceding and following sounds (Moore, 1997). According to Fant (1973), s
Three Types of Speeches
Three Types of Speeches
Three Types of Speeches To answer this question I will use three types of speeches. Of those three types of speeches I will create three speeches to give. The speech formats that I will use are speeches to entertain, speeches to inform, and speeches to persuade. For my speech to entertain, I will talk about my life. For my speech to inform, I will talk about drums. For my speech to persuade, I will talk about how television violence has negative effects on children. To organize my speech to ente
Rookie Of The Year
Rookie Of The Year
Rookie Of The Year Who is the rookie this year? Do you think that the Brooklyn Dodgers have had a rough season? With all of the sicknesses and all of the losses. And with the fact that the Cardinals are always in first. They want to win the pennant so bad. The manager Spike wants to win it fairly. They are doing pretty good though. Thrid place isn\'t a bad one. The Brooklyn Dodgers have been playing hard to get where they are. There were alot of hardships that they all had to over look. They al
Wrestling History
Wrestling History
Wrestling History The forms of wrestling we know today as Greco-Roman, Folkstyle, and Freestyle found their origins in the lands on the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. These lands are where the Ancient Greeks resided, and developed the art of wrestling. The Greeks influenced the styles and skills of wrestling of today. The sport of wrestling has been highly developed for over five thousand years, and it is believed to have begun part of the soldiers training, The Ancient Greeks and The
Global Communications And Technology
Global Communications And Technology
Global Communications And Technology The concept of a global village or a united community around the world has only in these last few years become a concept widely thought of. However, it seems that the idea of a large-scale sharing of information has long been developing, whether intended or not. The tools of communication have long served a single purpose, that of transmitting information from people to people. Direct communication was long ago realized with sign language and speech, but w
Telecommunication Act Of 1996
Telecommunication Act Of 1996
Telecommunication Act Of 1996 In February of 1996, the U.S. Congress enacted the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Act was one of the most substantial changes in the regulation of any industry in recent history. The Act replaced all current laws, FCC regulations, and the consent degree and subsequent court rulings under which AT&T was broken into the baby Bells. It also overruled all existing state laws and prohibited states from introducing new laws. Practically overnight, the telecommunic
V Chip Act
V Chip Act
V Chip Act In the process of unbridling the burdened telecommunications industry, Congress somehow forgot itself and managed to regulate a new blossoming business. This industry was one that was a true and unadulterated free market. It is the Internet. This market place, which resides everywhere yet nowhere in a place called cyberspace, deals in one thing: information. Each day millions of people trade uncountable letters, memos, posts on newsgroups, photographs and innumerable conventional and
Canterbury Tales Of Miller
Canterbury Tales Of Miller
Canterbury Tales Of Miller In his The Miller\'s Tale Chaucer presents a side of the courtly love tradition never seen before. His characters are average middle class workers rather than elite nobility. There is an interesting comparison between the Miller\'s characters and those in two of Marie de France\'s lais that share very close plot lines. Instead of being idealized Chaucer\'s characters are gritty. Instead of being involved in courtly love there is some evidence that the relationship b
Caretaker By Pinter
Caretaker By Pinter
Caretaker By Pinter Drama is not made up of words alone, but sights and sounds, stillness and motion, noise and silence. While this quotation is relevant to all areas of drama, it is particularly pertinent in absurdist theatre and is important in the construction of Harold Pinter\'s, The Caretaker. Through these conventions, sight, sound, stillness, motion, noise and silence, the idea of a random and lonely world is portrayed. The notion that we are born alone and die alone and fortuitous, un
Death Of Salesman
Death Of Salesman
Death Of Salesman Arthur Miller is one of the most renowned and important American playwrights to ever live. His works include, among others, The Crucible and A View from the Bridge. The plays he has written have been criticized for many things, but have been praised for much more, including his magical development of the characters and how his plays provide good theater. In his plays, Miller rarely says anything about his home life, but there are at least some autobiographicalhints in his
Doll's House Play
Doll's House Play
Doll\'s House Play A Doll\'s House is classified under the second phase of Henrik Ibsen\'s career. It was during this period which he made the transition from mythical and historical dramas to plays dealing with social problems. It was the first in a series investigating the tensions of family life. Written during the Victorian era, the controversial play featuring a female protagonist seeking individuality stirred up more controversy than any of his other works. In contrast to many dramas
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex Oedipus Rex a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in the early days of antiquity is based upon an even more ancient story in Greek mythology. Sophocles, however, knowing that his audience is aware of the outcome of the play utilizes that foreknowledge to create various situations in which dramatic and verbal irony play key roles. However, citing all of the irony in Oedipus Rex would require the writing of quite a hefty book, for time and convenience only a few examples will be cited.
Oedipus
Oedipus
Oedipus In the play Oedipus, irony is used frequently as and as eloquently by Sophocles to the reveal theme of seeking knowledge. Not knowing the King of Thebes, Oedipus, gives speeches on finding the murderer of the King of Laias and how wretched the poor soil will be when the truth is revealed. Then once more I must bring what is dark to light..., whoever killed King Laios might- who knows?-might decide at any moment to kill me as well. By avenging the murder of the King, I protect myself
Pygmalion
Pygmalion
Pygmalion I chose the archetype The prostitute with a heart of gold. An archetype is defined as a universal idea that can take many forms, appearingspontaneously, at any time, at any place, and without any outside influence (Pygmalion’s Word Play, Carl Jung, p. 82). When present in the unconscious, an archetype shapes thoughts, feelings, moods, speech, and actions. The ‘prostitute with a heart of gold’ originated in early Greek mythology as the story of Pygmalion. Next, a more modern versio
Tartuffe By Molliere
Tartuffe By Molliere
Tartuffe By Molliere Tartuffe is a classic story of deceit by one who is trusted and respected. Tartuffe, the deceitful holy man, is living in the house of Oregon. Oregon has opened his doors to Tartuffe, and he greatly respects him for being the good holy man he was thought to be. The rest of the family believe that Tartuffe is a fake and a con. Oregon and Madam Parcelle are the two which believe in his holy reputation. Tartuffe convinces Oregon that he is an incredible man of great holy statu
Wall Street By Stone
Wall Street By Stone
Wall Street By Stone Greed is good. Greed is right. Greed works. If any three simple sentences could sum up the 80s, those are probably the ones. The 1980s were an age of illusions, one that was hedonistic in nature and self-loathing in practice. As Haynes Johnson recalls, it was a society favored with material riches beyond measure and a political system whose freedoms made it the envy of every nation on earth. Released in 1987, Oliver Stone\'s Wall Street was made in the height of 80s gre
Barbarian
Barbarian
Barbarian The term Barbarian is Greek in origin. The Greeks originally levied it at any races who were not of a Greek origin; especially those who threatened Greek civilization and culture. Because most of these strangers regularly assaulted Greek cities, the term barbarian gradually evolved into a rude term: a person who was a sub-human, uncivilized, and regularly practiced the most vile and inhuman acts imaginable. It is obvious that a barbarian has not been considered as a member of so
Hamilton's Crusade
Hamilton's Crusade
Hamilton\'s Crusade When the revolutionary war was over, the American colonists found themselves free of British control. Now that they were free, they wanted to create their own system of government where the tyranny and the arbitrariness of the British monarchy of old, would be diminished. Originally, The Articles of Confederation thinly united the thirteen states. This document had given the central government no power to do what was needed. The central government had no power to tax they on
Terrorism
Terrorism
Terrorism Terrorism by nature is difficult to define. Acts of terrorism conjure emotional responses in the victims as well as in the practitioners. No two writers agree on what is terrorism. Even the U.S. government cannot agree on one single definition. The old adage, One man\'s terrorist is another man\'s freedom fighter is still alive and well today (Terrorism Research Center: Definitions 1). Although many people believe that terrorism is evil, it is merely misunderstood because there is
Dolphin's Talking
Dolphin's Talking
Dolphin\'s Talking Bottlenose dolphins are among the most vocal of the nonhuman animals and exhibit remarkable development of the sound production and auditory mechanisms. This can be seen in audition, which is shown in the animal\'s highly refined echolocation ability, and in tightly organized schools in which they live that are made up by sound communication. In testing the communication skills of dolphins, extensive studies have been done on vocal mimicry, in which the animal imitates comput
Dolphins
Dolphins
Dolphins Some people claim that dolphins and whales communicate in such a way that it is very similar to human speech. An analysis will be coucted to determine if there is more similarity or difference between these animals and humans. Dolphins are aquatic mammals closely related to whales. They are sleek and powerful swimmers. They can be found in all seas around the world. It is interesting to point out that they spend about 99% of their time on the water. This affects their consciousness. It
Plan B Emergency Contraceptive Speech
Plan B Emergency Contraceptive Speech
Plan B Emergency Contraceptive Speech Decision making comes early; so why should one ignore what comes natural to them? (Pearson)(Antithesis) Once a person makes the decision to involve themselves in sexual intercource, they should have the avaliability to obtain emergency contraceptive at any given day or time. I think it would be unfair to make Plan B One-Step a prescription drug, instead of over the counter.(simile) I feel they should keep Plan B a over the counter medication, so it's easily
Why Hitler came to power Since the start of WWII,
Why Hitler came to power Since the start of WWII,
Why Hitler came to power Since the start of WWII, Europe has fallen into brutal domination of the Third Reich of Germany which was controlled by Adolf Hitler, and changed th is region into a living hell. Carnage, death, fear happened all over Europe under the rule of Hitler all the time. Although it ' s incredible, but it still had some reasons to explain why Germany, even Europe fell into the hand of this powerful and merciless man. There are four reasons we can find. The first and conclusive
Boston Tea Party
Boston Tea Party
Boston Tea Party The Boston Tea Party was the key-event for the Revolutionary War. With this act, the colonists started the violent part of the revolution. It was the first try of the colonists, to rebel with violence against their own government. The following events were created by the snowball effect. There, all the colonists realized the first time, which they were treated wrong by the British government. It was an important step towards the independence dream, which was resting in the head
Great Depression
Great Depression
Great Depression The Great Depression was the worst economic decline ever in U.S. history. It began in late 1929 and lasted about a decade. Throughout the 1920’s, many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; the main causes were the unequal distribution of wealth and extensive stock market speculation. Money was distributed unequally between the rich and the middle-class, between industry and agriculture within the United States, and between the U.S. and Europe. This disproporti
Roosevelt
Roosevelt
Roosevelt On January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born. James Roosevelt, Franklin\'s father, was a prosperous railroad official and landowner (Lawson 25). Hispredecessors, when they came from the Netherlands, were succes Roosevelt learned from private tutors, not going to school until the age of fourteen. He had already studied German, Latin and French by the time he had started school(Freidel 6). Sailing, bird hunting and stamp collecting were among his hobbies
Whitman
Whitman
Whitman Walt Whitman was looked upon as the forerunner of 20th Century poetry, praising democracy, and becoming a proclaimed poet of American democracy. He was known as the Son of Long Island, and he loved his country and everything about it. (Current, Williams, Freidel- page 292-293). Whitman lived during the time of the Civil War; a fact that increased his patriotism. Whitman was considered one of the most important American Poets of the 19th Century. (Encyclopedia of World Biography- page
Aztec Culture
Aztec Culture
Aztec Culture The Aztecs are an ancient culture that had many customs and rituals that by modern standards are considered barbaric. Their culture was made up of different social classes, and was primitive yet very advanced. They were located in the mainland of Mexico, and their empire was quite vast over that area. Their culture began around 1100, and ended around 1520. The exact numbers of the Aztecs is not known due to the age of their culture, but judging by the size of their empire it was q
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton Bill Clinton was born on August 19, 1946 in a town called Hope, with the birth name William Jefferson Blythe. His birth father died in a car accident just three months before his birth. When he was born his mother sent him to live with his grandparents, due to the fact that because of the current economy she couldn\'t possibly support a child by herself. He lived with his grandparents for two years while his mother was away at nursing school in New Orleans trying to advance her career.
Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov was born on January 2, 1920 in Petrouchi, Russia. His parents were Judah and Anna Asimov. Isaac also has a sister Veronica and a brother Stanley. In 1923 his family immigrated to the United States. He and his family grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In Brooklyn his family ran a small candy and magazine store. This is one of the places where Asimov began to learn about printing. Also it was here that Asimov learned good business and self-discipline skills (Bloom, 251). Asi
Malcolm Hendrix
Malcolm Hendrix
Malcolm Hendrix Throughout history there have been many people who have stood out and made an impact in the way we think and comprehend things. During the late 1950\'s and early 1960\'s, Malcolm X was no exception. His militant views that Western nations were inherently racist and that black people must join together to build their own society and value system had an important influence on black nationalist and black separatist movements of the 1950s and 1960s. At the beginning of the movie, Ma
Walt Disney History
Walt Disney History
Walt Disney History When people think of animated cartoons, one name immediately comes to mind Walt Disney. He is the most popular and known animator in the world. He wasn\'t successful at the beginning of his career but he was a taskmaker and entrepreneur. Walt\'s hard work and entrepreneurship made the world\'s best popular cartoon character Mickey Mouse. As an animator and an owner of Disney Corporation, he made a lot of influences in past and present days. Hereby the importance of his l
Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt (1819-1892), American poet, whose work boldly asserts the worth of the individual and the oneness of all humanity. Whitman\'s defiant break with traditional poetic concerns and style exerted a major influence on American thought and literature. Born near Huntington, New York, Whitman was the second of a family of nine children. His father was a carpenter. The poet had a particularly close relationship with his mother. When Whitman was four years old, his family moved
Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill Winston Churchill, born on Nov. 30, 1874, at Blenheim Palace, the famous palace near Oxford built by the nation for John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, the great soldier. Blenheim, named after Marlborough\'s grandest victory (1704), meant much to Winston Churchill. In the grounds there he became engaged to his future wife, Clementine Ogilvy Hozier (b. 1885). He later wrote his historical masterpiece, The Life and Times of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, with the arch
1984
1984
1984 Few novels written in this generation have obtained a popularity as great as that of George Orwell’s 1984. George Orwell’s popular and powerful novel was not just a figment of his imagination, it was spawned from many experiences from childhood to early adulthood, as well as from events circa World War II. At age eight, he was shipped off to boarding school where he was the only scholarship student among aristocrats. This was Orwell’s first taste of dictatorship, of being helpless under
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
Animal Farm George Orwell\'s novel Animal Farm does an excellent job of drawing parallels from the situation leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917. Animal Farm is a satire that uses its characters to symbolize leaders of the Russian Revolution. The animals of Manor Farm, the setting of this novel, which symbolizes Russia, overthrow their human master after years of mistreatment. Led by the pigs, the farm animals continue to do their work, only with more pride, knowing that they are wor
Grapes Of Wrath
Grapes Of Wrath
Grapes Of Wrath The novel tells of real, diverse characters who experience growth through turmoil and hardship. Jim Casy- a personal favorite character- is an ex-preacher that meets up with a former worshiper, Tom Joad. Casy continues a relationship with Tom and the rest of the Joads as they embark on a journey to California in the hopes of prosperity and possibly excess. Casy represents how the many situations in life impact the ever-changing souls of human- beings and the search within to disc
Hamlet
Hamlet
Hamlet Hamlet (c. 1600) is perhaps the most famous of all the tragedies created by William Shakespeare. The main character – Hamlet – may be the most complex and controversial character any playwright has ever placed onstage. Hamlet’s erratic behavior poses a question: is he being rational in his acts and sacrificing himself for the greater good or is he simply mad? How and why does Hamlet move from one state of mind to the other? What significance does this have for the play? Throughout the
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom\'s Cabin Uncle Tom manages the Shelby plantation. Strong, intelligent, capable, good, and kind, he is the most heroic figure in the novel that bears his name. Tom\'s most important characteristic is his Christian faith. God has given Tom an extraordinary ability. He can forgive the evil done to him. His self-sacrificing love for others has been called motherly. It has also been called truly Christian. AUNT CHLOE- Aunt Chloe, Uncle Tom\'s wife, is fat, warm, and jolly. She is a good ho
Of Mice And Men
Of Mice And Men
Of Mice And Men Overall, I thought the Of Mice and Men movie was fantastic and very well done by Gary Sinise. Gary Sinise is the director of the movie and also plays the role of George. This movie was made in 1992, and for a fairly old movie it is very nice. I feel that the movie is at a much higher level in entertainment than the book it was derived from. In the movie you can actually see and hear things that you probably would not catch on to in the book. For example there are the facial expr
Learning Styles
Learning Styles
Learning Styles Throughout our lives, we are faced with many different learning experiences. Some of these experiences have made a better impact than others. We can attribute this to our learning style. A person’s learning style is the method through which they gain information about their environment. Research is going on all over the world to help explain learning styles. As teachers, it is our responsibility to learn about these different learning styles so that we can appeal to every type o
1984 By George Orwell
1984 By George Orwell
1984 By George Orwell 1984 is about life in a world where no personal freedoms exist. Winston the main character is a man of 39 whom is not extraordinary in either intelligence or character, but is disgusted with the world he lives in. He works in the Ministry of Truth, a place where history and the truth is rewritten to fit the party\'s beliefs. Winston is aware of the untruths, because he makes them true. This makes him very upset with the government of Oceania, where Big Brother, a larger th
Animal Farm And Marxism
Animal Farm And Marxism
Animal Farm And Marxism Characters, items, and events found in George Orwells book, Animal Farm, can be compared to similar characters, items, and events found in Marxism and the 1917 Russian Revolution. This comparison will be shown by using the symbolism that is in the book with similarities found in the Russian Revolution. Old Major was a prized-boar that belonged to Farmer Jones. The fact that Old Major is himself a boar was to signify that radical change and revolution are, themselves, bor
Battle Royal By Ellison
Battle Royal By Ellison
Battle Royal By Ellison The narrator of Battle Royal, lived his life under the illusion that everybody had an equal chance in life. He desperately wanted and tried to please everyone, thinking that if he did he would eventually rise and become somebody great. He was a great speaker and his speeches won him great recognition, but he did not realize that nobody took him seriously. He was trapped in a body of inferior qualities and would never amount to anything. The setting of Battle Royal, w
Beowulf And Hero
Beowulf And Hero
Beowulf And Hero Beowulf is one of the oldest existing poems in the English language. Originally written in Anglo-Saxon, it has been translated to give readers the opportunity to enjoy this colorful, heroic poem of England’s epic age. It has been declared as a heroic-elegaic poem because of the various characteristics it clearly possesses. An epic consists of a hero who is larger than life. Beowulf is unquestionably a perfect example of this hero because of the amazing acts of heroism he commit
Civil War In US
Civil War In US
Civil War In US The annexation of Texas to the United States and the gain of new territory by the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo aggravated the hostility between the North and South. The controversial issue of slavery in the new territories arose again along with many other political differences that needed to be resolved. In the midst of fear that the southern states might withdraw from the Union altogether, Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky created a series of five legislative enactments. These en
Fire Next Time
Fire Next Time
Fire Next Time Breading Hate Opher Yunger Enc 1102 ...turning to that man on his right, he began to speak of the white devils...What had they made him (me) feel?...Elijah went on about the crimes of white people, to this endless chorus of \'Yes, that\'s right.\' The so-called American Negro is the only reason Allah has permitted the United States to endure so long; the white man\'s time was up in 1913, but it is the will of Allah that this lost black nation...be redeemed from their white mas
Grendel And Life
Grendel And Life
Grendel And Life Nihil ex nihilo, I always say(Gardner 150). These are the words of the infamous Grendel from the novel, titled that same character, by John Gardner. They represent the phrase life itself is meaningless which is taught to Grendel by a few different people throughout this novel. In the following essay, the explanation of this phrase, the way Grendel learns about nihilism, and how Grendel develops the concept of nihilism, as it is known, will be discussed. First, we attack the