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    Toothpick Case Study

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    A toothpick is a tool used in everyday life that ordinarily after its use, is immediately thrown away. In Albert H. Baird’s patent description on his own composition of a toothpick, he states his design’s “...cost of manufacture is so low that [the] improved tooth pick can be economically thrown away after being used but once (Baird, 1910).” Although he associates this idea with his own design, it’s a commonality of the current view of toothpicks. Before the last toothpick factory in Maine closed down in 2003, the main raw material used in production was birch logs. The production was seen as inexpensive in monetary value, a few birch logs able to produce around 20 million toothpicks. Logs were placed in a debarker where the bark was removed…

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    through his adventures with the outside world, specifically birch trees. In the first lines the speaker shows his attentiveness towards the birch tree. He watches the birch trees “bend to left and right.” The speaker examines the trees so closely because the tree must be conquered in order to achieve adulthood. Line 2: He watches them bend “across the lines of straighter darker trees,” Across the lines means difference between things that are easy to achieve because the speaker is familiar with…

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    can discuss how trees communicate, we need to have a better understanding on what mycelia is. Mushrooms, most well-known fungi, has these thin threads that spread widely in the ground connecting most plant’s roots. This is what allows trees and plants to communicate. The first piece of evidence was founded in 1977 by Suzanne Simard. Suzanne showed that douglas fir and paper birch trees can transfer carbon between them. She had to fund her own study because people thought she was crazy for her…

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    spirit. Frost’s argument ultimately reveals the difficult balance between imagination and reality. The juxtaposition of imagination and reality ultimately represent the difficulty behind everyday life. This relates back to Frost’s definition of mortality as the physical burden of the real world on the speaker’s spirit. When Frost says, “the stir cracks and crazes their enamel” the speaker is evidently describing what is happening to the wood of the birch…

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    Comparing Robert Frost 's poems "Birch" and "A Road Not Traveled" is difficult and forces the reader to shift the way they read and interpret the poems. And also makes the reader think about the author of the poem; who he was, what his life was like, and what he was trying to say using poetic words the captivated for many generations. We first must understand who the author was, his life, his death, and events that may have impacted his writings. Robert Frost was born in the year of 1874 in San…

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    Frost begins the poem by isolating birches from other trees in the forest. The speaker sees swaying birches “[a]cross the lines of straighter darker trees” (line 2). As birches have light white-grey bark, the visual light-dark contrast brings birches to the front of the mind, giving it distinct focus. This also gives the reader an important textural image of the elasticity of the birch tree when compared dark and rigid trees around it. The use of extended metaphors throughout the poem continues…

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    Looking back on it, maybe it was the smoke, or maybe it the magic around that man. Maybe, it was a celestial force that guided him and spoke to something inside of us, awakening a feeling, a calling that lay dormant. I believe such things at least. I dreamed that night of a black wolf with amber eyes, staring at me in the darkness, talking to me, leading me through a line of birch and evergreen trees. Now whenever I sleep deeply, or I’m sick, or sometimes just out of nowhere I dream of that same…

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    Obviously there is another side to Thoreau with which "Birches" does not strife. A Thoreau more suitable to Frost shows up in a Journal passage six months before the striking ice tempest of December 31, 1852. He expresses: "Nature must be viewed humanly to be viewed at all; that is, her scenes must be associated with humane affections, such as are associated with one's native place, for instance. She is most significant to a lover. A lover of Nature is preeminently a lover of man. If I have no…

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    first designated as HK-1 for Hughes and Kraiser. However, after Henry quit the project due to design and construction problems, Hughes changed the name to H-4 Hercules since it would be the fourth plane his company would design3. Howard and his team then took the responsibility for all parts of the design and production of the airplane. Hughes was faced with a lot of challenges while designing the Hercules. One of which was the shortage of critical material like steel and aluminum because the…

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    Simon Birch Symbolism

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    The movie “Simon Birch”, was by far the most fascinating, and compelling films I have watched this year. It displays a unique trait between two young boys. The movie, revolves around the main character Simon Birch and his best friend Joe Wenteworth. Simon is different from the other children his age, he is a lot smaller in size. He believes that “God has a plan for him” and that there is a reason why he is alive. I believe that this movie has literary merit, years from now, this movie will…

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