Arachnids

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  • Narrative Essay About A Spider

    tree. We were stuck. She was screaming bloody murder. Nothing could shut her up. Richie and I, both confused, tried to calm her down. After she had stopped screaming and flailing her arms, she yelled “I drove through a spider web! Don’t tell me to calm down!” She said she was blinded and it covered the entire front of her body. As she was saying this, Richie jumps off the four-wheeler. No. He flies off the four-wheeler. I turn my head quickly and ask what happened. He stares at me and then mutters “spider”. I turn to look at Lauren; she has the same puzzled look as I do. When I turn back to look at Richie, I see it. There is a massive spider hanging from my hair. The spider was stuck in my wet, muddy curls. The huge, long legged, black arachnid was centimeters from my face. It was wiggling its legs- all eight of them. I let out a screech and start swinging my arms and moving my head furiously. About a minute had passed and I finally stopped. The spider was out of my hair but now we could not find it. Was it on the seat? Was it on my back? Was it making its way up the side? Richie ran out of the mud and left us there to die. At least that’s what it felt like. Minutes pass and he comes back ready to haul us out. It took fifteen minutes to get out of that hell hole but we did…

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  • Wilbur: A Short Story

    my feet. Around me there are plenty of farm animals that are filling the thick, humid, air with a raucous noise. I made my way to the far corner of the barn, as I dodged humming insects hovering around some of the animals. When I arrived at our meeting place, I looked up to see a beautifully woven “Good Afternoon” stitched into a web of silk in the top corner of the barn. She then descended slowly from the ceiling on a string of silk, and introduced herself simply as "Charlotte". There she…

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  • Fear In Robert Plutchik's Wheel Of Emotions

    currently are Arachnophobia (the fear of Spiders, Scorpions, and other arachnids) and also Ophidiophobia (the fear of snakes and anything snake like such as eels). (fearof.net) These two phobias can be derived from evolutionary means because we associate these two animals with death. The reason for this is because the venomous species within their biological orders often bring death to those who come across them. This affects the readers view of the T’lic in Bloodchild because we associate the…

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  • Themes In Military Science Fiction

    these work together to supply the backbone of the stories. Over the past decade, story scenarios have become more enthralling to the reader. The adventures presented this semester provided perfect examples. A simple plot of survival-of-the-fittest was clear in Arena. All Carson wanted to do was get out of the predicament he was in, and had to battle an unknown creature to do so. Second Variety also told of survival, but it was during the aftermath of war. However, the story tone changed when…

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  • Johnny Rico In Starship Troopers Analysis

    More detail was given to Johnny Rico in Starship Troopers. He was a rich kid who had been ready to graduate high school, and had not decided yet what to do with his life afterwards. When his best friend had elected to join the Terran Federation, Rico decided to join him. This event had set the base for Rico’s character. Throughout the story, he was the wealthy kid transformed into a military super soldier. The seemingly stupid Arachnids were far from what people thought they were. An intelligent…

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  • The Cautionary Tale Of Arachne

    Arachne The Arachne is a creature from Greek mythology, whose name was later used for words like “arachnid” and “arachnophobia.” There’s very little to fear about the story of Arachne, however. Hers is a cautionary tale about pride that we can all learn from. According to the myth, Arachne was a very famous and talented weaver. She was so proud of her skills that she challenged the goddess ATHENA to a contest to see who was best. Athena was the goddess of many talents–warfare, weaving, wisdom,…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Endangered Animals

    In the world today there are about five thousand endangered species. Around one specie dies out every year. Some animals become endangered because people are killing them for their horns, as in the case of the Black Rhino of Africa. Others become extinct because pesticides are put on the food we eat, causing the animals that eat the insects off the plant to become contaminated, which causes their predators to become contaminated, which often affects the shell of that organism?s egg. Here is…

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  • Personal Narrative: Two-Player Game

    in the school with us. We've already beaten part 1 (the courtyard), part 2 (the gym), and part 3 (the hallway). The only part we have yet to beat is the cafetorium stage. The spiders flood the entrance almost immediately, ranging from small, nearly harmless ones to medium-sized ones that spin webs to trap you to large ones that are poisonous. One of the medium ones instantly shoots webs in every direction, trying to trap us. But we know the drill by now: don't touch the webs until they harden,…

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  • Expository Essay On Common Animal Myths

    Lets clear the first myth, the name Daddy longleg usually refers to a harvestmen which isn't a spider but instead is a Opilione. However the myth of harvestmen being spiders is understandible as Opiliones are a type of arachnid like spiders. Though the myth of them being highly venomous is quite strange, the myth goes that they are highly venomous but they have fangs and mouths too small to bite. The only truth to that is the small fangs, everything else is false, Opiliones have no venom sacks…

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  • Carbohydrates Essay

    pastries etc. This carbohydrate can be found mainly in the sugarcane and sugar beets. Lactose formed by one molecule of glucose and one lactose molecule. It is the sugar found in milk, and is the main source of energy for the baby during breastfeeding. The polysaccharides are formed by the union of hundreds and even thousands of monosaccharide and are not soluble in water. The best-known examples of polysaccharides are: starch main source of energy in our food, Plants use starch as an energy…

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