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    praised or does something good. They deserve to be honored. Some accomplishments of Alfred Wegener is he proposed the theory of continental drift – the idea that Earth’s continents move. Despite publishing a large body of compelling fossil and rock evidence for his theory between 1912 and 1929, it was rejected by most other scientists. It was only in the 1960s that continental drift finally became part of mainstream science. Another accomplishment he made was that he went to college at Berlin’s famous Urania Observatory, he completed his astronomy Ph.D. in 1905, at the age of 24. Although he was now intellectually prepared to be a…

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    Alfred Wegener Theory

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    Pangea! It was the supercontinent that existed about 300 million years ago. According to Alfred Wegener’s theory, long before us humans existed all of the continents used to be one large landmass. Who is Alfred Wegener you might ask? Alfred Wegener was a German polar researcher, geophysicist, and meteorologist born in Berlin on November 1, 1880. I chose to research about Alfred Wegener’s life and his struggles because we are currently focusing on the continental drift theory in science class. He…

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    Alfred Wegener Alfred Wegener is one of the most important meteorologist that lived, he came up with a great theory. He believed that the continents were all joined at one point. No one believed him for a very long time. Everyone thought he was crazy, no matter how much evidence he came up with. He found out many different things that proved he was right. There were three main pieces of evidence he came up with, He found fossils on different continents, South america and Africa seemed to fit…

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    Introduction Fredrick Douglass once said “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” (Douglas, n.d.). This seems to fit the life of Alfred Wegener and his struggle to prove his theory of Pangaea and continental drift. A brief overview of his life, his research, and difficulties he faced will be presented. In addition, discussing why Mr. Wegener’s theory was so widely criticized, other scientists’ objections, and his use of certain fossil organisms for his theory. Mr. Wegener’s Life…

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    Throughout time, many ideas have come and gone about the movement of continents, some saying that it’s true, and some saying that it’s not. One theory, though, is the most well known and the one most people believe to be true. This is the continental drift theory, created by Alfred Wegener, a German meteorologist. Alfred Lothar Wegener was born on November 1st, 1880 to a German family. He was the youngest child of Richard and Anna Wegener. He had 2 siblings, a sister named Tony Wegener, and a…

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    Alfred Lothar was a famous scientist and lived from 1880 to 1930. He was born in Berlin, Germany. He got a PhD in astronomy but soon wanted to study meteorology and paleoclimatology. He continued his work in Germany and Austria. He was most famous for his continental drift theory. Alfred Wegener stated his theory in 1912. His theory stated that all the continents were once all joined together but slowly drifted apart as time went on. He called it Pangaea. People did not believe him until the…

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    The Lady of Shalott: Tantalus’s Daughter Alfred Lord Tennyson is a Victorian poet who seldom strays out of narrative territory. His poems are stories, and “The Lady of Shalott” is no exception. The Lady of Shalott, for whom the poem is titled after, is a heartbreaking heroine who spends most of her life locked away in a tower, only to finally emerge and softly depart from the world. In the short span of four parts, her tale spans the themes of dreams, imprisonment, misogyny, and death. Not only…

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    Poetry is a journey into a new world of language that leaves readers fascinated. Poets take their time to intermingle different forms of figurative language to present their topic in a way that takes time to understand. By using rhetorical devices a poet is capable of taking short stanzas and making them into a work of art that can leave the reader guessing the intended meaning for generations. Well written poems contain various types of rhetorical devices such as imagery, metaphors, similes,…

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    Neutral Tones Analysis The poem ‘Neutral Tones’ by Thomas Hardy is a dark, solemn poem, reflecting on the termination of a relationship that he had in the late 1860s. It has a very melancholic note and in the duration of the poem, he shows the sadness and emotions in the narrator. The poem was published in 1898, however at the bottom of the poem he marked it as being written in 1867, perhaps he did not want it to be published then, before he met Eliza Nickels. It has a rhyme pattern of ABBA as…

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    Within “The Lady of Shallot”, James R. Kincaid argues that through the contrasting elements of fiction and reality, negative results occur as a means of drawing attention to the perpetual uncertainty within Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, “The Lady of Shallot”. This level of ambiguity is emphasized within the text through the Lady’s lack of agency, causing the events of the poem to be enacted on her rather than through her own devise. Kinkaid pushes forth the idea that the text removes the Lady’s…

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