Caspian Sea

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  • The Ethical Dilemmas Of The BP Oil Spill

    The concrete core was installed by contractor Halliburton in order to seal the well. The seal was supposed to withstand certain amounts of pressure caused by surges of pressure. Due to the amount of pressure the concrete had to withstand the concrete had to meet certain standards. However, in a series of released documents leaked by the WikiLeaks group it was discovered that an incident similar to the BP oil spill had occurred on another rig in the Caspian Sea in September 2008 which was also owned by the BP oil company. It was found that both the cores from the Caspian Sea as well as the Gulf spills were likely too weak to withstand the pressure. It was found that the cores were too weak due to an engineering flaw when curing the concrete. Engineers in an effort to save time on the project moved to accelerate the curing process. In order to accelerate the process nitrogen gas was added to the concrete mixture. The nitrogen gas expedited the curing process however there was a cost the came with the accelerated curing. The cores produced using the accelerated process were found to be too weak to withstand certain pressure surges caused by the surfacing…

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  • Theme Of Faith In Narnia

    Bacchus the nymph shows up to perform a "far wilder" dance with his Maenads at the Fords of Beruna (Prince Caspian 207) His dance is productive. It generates a feast including Bacchus 's own specialty, wine: "dark thick ones like syrups of mulberry juice, and clear red ones like red jellies liquefied, and yellow wines and green wines and yellowy-green and greenish-yellow" (205). The actions of music and dance are metonymy for a life full of playful yet serious endeavors and pleasure is amongst…

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  • Personal Narrative: A Castle

    he tells me his name, Prince Caspian, and he then asks me my name. I have never thought about a name for myself, and other people call me a thief or a bandit. Promptly, I think of a name for myself, from all my kills, most of them named were named William. William, that 's it, I will call myself William. As I tell Caspian my name he begins to gain a significant amount of interest, does he know someone else named William? Does he think I stole their name? After, he just nods approvingly then…

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  • An Analysis OfThe Ocean, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

    speaker also compares the worries of land to the peacefulness of the sea.This poem is about the death and afterlife that takes place under the sea and the peace that comes with it. The theme is about how above the ocean the waves are crazy and chaotic, but under the ocean it’s peaceful and calm, and the seamen who have died at sea are at the bottom peacefully at rest. The ocean is a frightful place, unfathomable, where many people have gone and few returned. .It mainly talks about the calmness…

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  • The Poem In The Calm By Sean O Brien

    “The Calm” by Sean O’Brien is a four part metaphor representing the infinite serenity of the ocean and the stars as well as the revolving of a lighthouse in comparison to the people who have fallen from the light. In the first three stanzas we see beautiful metaphors comparing the rolling of the waves to the movement of the stars and, the revolving of the lighthouse to the tilt of the harbor. The poem continues to describe the inhabitants of a nearby bar who have fallen from stardom, sharing a…

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  • The Sea In Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle

    characters throughout the Earthsea. In each of these stories there is one, shared constant: the sea. Throughout the books characters leave their homes and set off to face the unknown. Le Guin uses the sea to represent the unknown. We see this when a number of characters, including Ged, Arha and Arren, leave safety and land behind and take off into the unknown carried by the mage or earthwind. In her books, Ursula Le Guin says that to move forward in life you must be willing to brave the…

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  • Greek Tragedy

    human life. Synge embodies this malicious aspect of Nature through the sea. Fate appears as the roaring sheet of water that plays the offstage protagonist, predetermining the lives of the characters. Comparable to the tragedies of Sophocles, Synge creates a looming tragic atmosphere through his premonitions of the future. The application of dramatic ironies such as the case of material brought by Maurya for Michael’s funeral being used for Bartley’s instead, adds to the tragic air of the text. …

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  • Memory By Kenneth Walcott Analysis Essay

    As time’s clock runs its course, we often find ourselves nostalgic of times that could have been or were. Staring out across an ocean, laughing around a table filled with close friends, or taking a long walk at night humans seek reflection and question if we have proven ourselves worthy. Similar to Walcott in his poem, people begin to reflect when faced with reminders of their past. The magnitude of the narrator’s experience is clearly portrayed in his nostalgic tone and repetition of…

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  • An Analysis Of Matthew Arnold's Poem Dover Beach

    “Dover Beach”: In his “Dover Beach,” Matthew Arnold employs images related to the ocean to establish a theme relating to the cyclical nature of human life. Specifically, he refers to the continuation of misery throughout an individual’s life. This allusion to cycles is supported throughout the poem through the use of tidal imagery. For example, he refers to the French coast and how “the light gleams and is gone” (3-4) This is significant as light often works as a symbol of hope. Therefore, this…

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  • Importance Of Water In The Sound Of Waves Of Uta-Jima

    "Yashiro Shrine is dedicated to Watatsumi-no-Mikoto, god of the sea. […] the inhabitants should be devout worshippers of this god. They are forever praying for calm seas…" (4, par. 2, chp.1) The islanders are so gracious for the ocean, that they made a shrine of a sea god to represent the seas that surround the island. The islanders have been devoted to their faith in order to receive a sense of reassurance. They pray in hopes to please the sea god that they worship in order to gain pleasant…

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