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    cotton bags and were worn beneath the woman’s clothing to keep warm. These women spend most of the day for six months each year feeding, tending, unwinding, spinning, weaving, dyeing and embroidering silk. These women kept the secrets of sericulture for many years. Because the process of “Silk” (sericulture) was so guarded by Chinese authorities it was dominated by them for more than two thousand years. Despite this, we know that one species, out of many varieties of wild silk moths, the Bombyx Mori, dominates China’s production of silk. The Bombyx Mandarina that lived in the white mulberry trees, unique to China, is thought to be the original ancestor of the Bombyx Mori. This species is a blind and flightless moth that lays more than five hundred pinpoint eggs in four to six days. 30,000 worms are formed from one ounce of eggs and eat a ton of mulberry leaves, multiplying their weight by 10,000 times in one month. Around twelve pounds of raw silk is produced by this amount of Bombyx Mori worms. What makes this silkworm important is that this moth produces a thread that is much smoother, finer and rounder than that of other silkworms. Producing this smooth finer thread consist of two principle stages. First in raising the silkworm and cocoons and second the reeling. To produce high quality of silk the environment needs perfection, preventing the moth from hatching and feeding the silkworm a faultless diet. Eggs need to be kept at 65 degrees with a steady increase to…

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    Modern scientific studies have revealed the therapeutic functions of insect extractions include antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antitumor activities, immune regulations and reducing blood sugar. Mulberry silkworm, Bombyx mori L. is to be one of the commercial insects that have high medicinal value and are usually used to reduce blood pressure, diabetes, nerve disorders and heart problems. Nutrition plays an important role in improving the growth and development of silkworm Bombyx mori L. like…

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    According to research conducted by Ipsos MORI (2010, n.p.) discussed the causes of climate change among British people. This study indicated that approximately (47%) of British people thought the climate change is partly caused by natural processes and partly caused by human activities .In addition, the study carried out by Reser et.al(2011, p.176) also stated that most of people considered the climate change is partly caused by natural processes and partly by human activities .However, the…

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    Ugetsu Monogatari Analysis

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    sees his wife Miyagi; the twist being she had died previously. When Genjurō wakes up the next morning and sees his wife his missing, an old man comes by and breaks the bad news of her death. That moment was actually a good use of the supernatural in the story. It was a quick moment that helped convey the feelings of forgiveness that Miyagi had for her husband. Lady Wakasa as a plot point just didn’t fit into the otherwise non-supernatural theme of the story. Plot gets a solid 6 out of 10 for…

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    War- glorified, deemed necessary, and plastered with the image of heroism. Medals, ceremonies, and positions give war and battle and prestigious image. But, in the book Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley, the true inhumanities and unnecessary acts of war are shown through the characters’ first-hand accounts and perspectives on battle. The book highlights one of the most prestigious battles in American history, the battle of Iwo Jima. Most did not know what this tiny one square mile island was…

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    Through the poems “Channel Firing”, “Dover Beach” and “ Dulce et Decorum est ” the respective poets Thomas Hardy, Matthew Arnold and Wilfred Owen are describing the world’s current situation that is violent and for a common person, not liveable. All the three poems are clearly quoting that there is no peace, kindness, love and emotions left in this world and if this situation doesn’t stop , the day will come soon when all the humanity shall pay for their deeds. Thomas hardy quoted the God in his…

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    Zacary Calvetti November 13, 2017 6th hour The theme of this poem, would be a soldier who thinks of war as beautiful rather than it being a dreadful and sad environment. I would think that the author wrote it in a descriptive style, because he describes what has happened by using tone and imagery. In the first part of the poem, Ehrhart wrote, “What if I didn’t shoot the old lady running away from our patrol, or the old man in the back of the head, or the boy in the marketplace?” (Ehrhart). He…

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    Carry On My Wayward Son The name the British gave the First World War speaks for itself; the Great War, it sounds like a title to an epic where battle is romanticized. Many men who enlisted expected the war to be great indeed, it would be quick and they would return as heroes. The reason the British men expected a great war was partly due to the fact that Britain had not been involved in a full-scale war since 1871, and ever since the idea of war had become a mythical journey, where boys became…

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    In the beginning of Bao Ninh’s Sorrow of War, he used many literary devices such as diction, imagery, and symbolism and others to prove a sorrowful tone throughout the novel. Bao Ninh starts off the story with “On the banks of the Ya Crong Poco river, on the northern flank of the B3 battlefield in the Central Highlands, the Missing In Action Remains -Gathering Team awaits the dry season of 1975” (Ninh 3). Although most people would not know where the Ya Crong Poco river is, you can really…

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    War, a controversial dilemma, can often resolve itself through an orderly fashion, rather than an atrocious disaster. In “The Sniper,” written by Liam O’Flaherty, a Republican soldier who fights for his life against the so-called “Free Staters” in the Irish civil war, comes to suffer from drastic emotional trauma when someone he loves becomes fatally wounded. In Liam O’Flaherty’s story, “The Sniper” uses irony to demonstrate how war reduces human beings to mere objects. Unexpected occurrences…

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