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    Even a century long time after his death, Wilfred Owen is still famous for his war poetry written during World War 1. In his poem, Owen uses various language techniques to vividly illustrate the horrendous reality of the war. Hence, he communicates his own anti-war feelings implied beneath his techniques. However, although he is now known as an anti-war poet, for once, he had been a naive boy, who had volunteered to fight in war. At first, he was thrilled to fight for one’s country. But soon, he started to recognise the brutality and futility of the war. The sceneries were so appalling, that it even challenged his belief in Christianity. In his poem, ‘Exposure’, he uses personification in the line, ‘For love of God seems dying’. Through this line, Owen shows that he is unconvinced of the atrocity of the war and doubts if the God still deems young men as his beloved sons. Such an emotional chaos impacted Owen to grow anti-war feelings and embed them in his poems. His language techniques are very descriptive and empathising, so that they successfully convey Owen’s anti-war feelings. In Owen’s poem, ‘Exposure’, he uses a metaphor to convey the harsh and tragic reality of the war. This is demonstrated in the line, ‘All their eyes are ice.’ The metaphor can be interpreted literally, as the dead soldier’s eyes freezing solid due to harsh weather conditions. On the other hand, the metaphor can be interpreted contextually linking to reality of the war. The inner world of…

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    Soldiers face many things throughout the war, not just the fighting; terrible sights, agonizing pain, hunger, fatigue, and they also face a battle with their own mind. Each war brings its own conflicts. The similarities in the hardships that soldiers faced in the Vietnam war and World War I is immense. The two wars differentiae as well. They faced many of the same struggles; harsh weather conditions, scarce amounts of foods, protection, and post-war distress symptoms. The soldiers face constant…

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    While reading The Things They Carried, I had a lot of comments to make about the style of writing, the stories O’Brien chose to recreate, and his meaning behind the writing. I have never read a book similar to The Things They Carried, and I doubt I ever will. O’Brien is unique in the way he combined nonfiction with fiction and differentiated between the two. He told the reader a lie, and then called his own bluff. This is something I admire in a writer; the ability to be both completely honest…

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    The mobile market is a highly competitive one, where Spark dukes it out with 2degrees and Vodafone. It suffers from high churn, where a proportion of customers regularly switch to follow the best offers in market. For example at the time of launching this campaign, 40% of Spark’s mobile customers churned annually. In large part this was because telcos generally find it difficult to truly differentiate at a product level. Lower the price of a plan or increase the data allowance to a plan, and…

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    Essay On Dying Languages

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    Imagine a world where everyone had a common language they could speak to each other with. Imagine a word where hate crimes could be easily avoided by simply speaking the same language. Imagine conflicts that could have been avoided if we had similar ways of looking at the world. While dying languages are a good source of history, we should not save dying languages they build a barrier between us and would eventually be a waste of time. The foremost function of languages is to communicate ideas.…

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    Effects on Intelligence of Learning a Second Language as a Child Introduction: Learning a second language in early childhood reaps many benefits for intelligence. While Learning learning a second language at any time in one’s life brings benefits, but learning a second language early in life can be is even more beneficial for not only mental strength but also health. “Mapping the Bilingual Brain” by Chris Berube led me to this research question be interested in bilingualism and wonder what…

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    In chapter 8 it discussed a reason why we have to teach a balanced bilingual curriculum in the classroom. The textbook “Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism” by Colin Baker expressed the cognitive theories of bilingualism and the curriculum. There are three theories that make up the cognitive theories for bilingualism; The Balance Theory, The Iceberg Analogy, and The Thresholds Theory. Within the Iceberg Analogy it broke town the 6 parts of the Common Underlying Proficiency. Also…

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    Lasting from 1789 to 1799, the French Revolution had a momentous impact beyond its immediate short-term goals. For the French revolutionaries, the war was an effort against the aristocratic privilege and monarchical tyranny that prevailed in the 18th century, but in the years to come, others engaged in warfare would acknowledge that the Revolution’s implications extended these aims. While historians disagree on how to interpret the long-term success of the French Revolution, it is indisputable…

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    Early civilizations across the world used to fight in the same way, plundering and raiding. The Native Americans are perfect for taking a look through time when needing information on early humans. The simple lifestyle of the way the Natives used to live, before they were forced into reservations, gave off so much research. In Dan Carlin’s Harcore History Episode called Apache Tears, Dan describes the Apache people and when talking about their raiding culture he says, “They really did not want…

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    Ww1 Trench Life

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    Life in the European trenches and its effects on the diggers Life in the European trenches and trench warfare is strongly associated with World War 1, when it was employed on the Western Front from September 1914 until the last weeks of the war. By the end of October 1914 the whole front in Belgium and France had solidified into lines of trenches. Trench warfare occurred when a revolution in firepower was not matched by similar advances in mobility, resulting in a grueling form of warfare in…

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