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  • Thematic Mapping History

    Albane Valenzuela History 95N Thematic Maps and Maps as Products: A Social Story All maps tell stories that have either shaped or were shaped by history. During the age of exploration and discovery, cartography was primarily a political enterprise that helped the state assert its colonial and imperial endeavors by drawing the boundaries of newly claimed territories. Gradually, these topographic maps evolved into more specific, accessible objects. The numerous social, economic and technological changes of the last few centuries have modified and diversified the production and consumption of maps. Since the nineteenth century, thematic and commercial maps have not ceased to proliferate. Since entering the digital era, thematic maps have become increasingly useful in representing the exploding geographic data. Furthermore, consumption maps are still important as historical records, decorations and tourist guides. The story behind thematic and commercial mapping is thus a social one: the one we are writing today will become the history of tomorrow. People 's decisions, innovations, and needs have influenced, and will continue to impact, the various ways we consume and produce maps. As we look at the present stories behind thematic and commercial mapping coupled with the ones from the past, we can better understand how these two characteristics of cartography have illuminated the past and still enlighten our present. In the nineteenth century, the…

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  • The Death Of Beauty In Louise Bogan's Medusa

    The poem moves forward again as the line 3 starts with “Everything moved.” You break out of the surreal moment when the author creates the setting and admiring the area then all of a sudden you break out of your reverie when the poem continues with the words “Everything moved.” The natural order of plants moving and flowing to the wind. The feeling of things being normal with everything moving and no sooner does everything start, there is stillness again as the poem continues with “a bell hung…

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  • Morning In The Burned House Summary

    In “Morning in the Burned House,” Margaret Atwood suggests that when recalling the past there is a tendency for a person to desire dwelling in the past instead of living in the present, therefore there must be a destructive force in order to reinforce reality and continue progress. The author of the poem carefully chose the title as it reveals a lot about the entire meaning of the poem. Atwood used words such as morning, burned, and house in the title. Morning might be a connotation of a new…

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  • Stereotypes In Marilyn Chin's Elegy For Chloe Nguyen

    interest that probably rooted from her father’s occupation as a linguistic professor. Chin humorously uses a hyperbole in order to lightly brag about the brain of Chloe in Stanza 2, “However, even though Chin spoke so highly of Nguyen’s intellect, as the poem begins to shift it makes the reader question if Chloe wanted to be seen as the stereotype of a “Smart Asian.” As Chloe grows up in Marilyn’s poem, the reader starts to notice that Chloe has experienced dissatisfaction going on in her life.…

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  • Nancy's Bedroom Rhetorical Analysis Essay

    Rhetorical Analysis of Truman Capote’s “Nancy’s Bedroom” In the passage, “Nancy’s Bedroom” from the novel, In Cold Blood, the author, Truman Capote, creates a vivid description of Nancy’s bedroom to help the reader connect with Nancy. Capote portrays a descriptive view of her bedroom to convey her personality. He uses many rhetorical strategies to create a feeling of sorrow and reveals the femininity and innocence of young Nancy Clutter. He uses figurative language throughout the passage to…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Moving To America Is Coming To America

    So this is where my memory begins; when I was eight years old, my parents told me, my sister and I were coming to America. I was so excited; I remember not been able to sleep the night before I was supposed to depart for America. That morning, my aunt made sure my sister and I had all of our bags and belongings. My sister and I were at the airport with some family members in Africa waiting for our plane. The plane arrived at six pm (GMT), we made our way to the ticket line. I have…

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  • Themes In 'Among The Red Guns'

    Again, the basis of this poem is to create a feeling of the battle field, more specifically the mentality of the soldier. This can be inferred in line 7 when the speaker states, “in the heads of soldiers.” Throughout the poem, the speaker highlights certain objects such as: red guns, leather saddles, and hot muzzles because these little, but crucial, details help add a more depressing mood to the poem. Although the narrator does use depressing factors, it should be noted that the poem’s ghostly…

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  • Elegy For Jane Poem Analysis

    The first line of the first stanza, “I remember…

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  • Romeo And Juliet Act 1 Scene 3 Scene Analysis

    singing. They were standing in a straight line and all within…

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  • Personal Narrative-I Believe In Facing Your Fears

    I still hadn’t stopped quivering and I was sure my face was as white as a sheet. When we finally arrived I had pretty much accepted my fate and solemnly grabbed my ticket from a perky teacher, whose name I did not know, and slowly shuffled into the line. We ended up finding out that our flight was half an hour earlier than we thought and had to sprint to get there on time. Then, everybody decided to switch seats to sit next to their friends, which the flight attendants did not appreciate. We…

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