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    Thematic Mapping History

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    actually were going to change once I got on that plane. My first real awakening was in line for a routine security check when the man in front of me spoke on…

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    accurate depiction of her expectation of death and her journey to afterlife. The death can be frightening topic for many, but not for Emily Dickinson. Emily’s tone and attitude in this poem is notwithstanding and carefree as she dares to challenge the death. In this poem, Emily completes her thought of her perspective of time, immortality, life, negative, aseity, and death itself. This poem contains six stanzas and each stanza contains 4 lines. The first stanza, the first line in the poem…

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    The Analysis of the Three Poems “My Papa’s Waltz”, “My Father’s Hats” and “Those Winter Sundays” are poems which are real exciting and express the love of fathers towards their kids. In these poems they describe to us the friendship between children and their fathers. The poem “My Papa’s Waltz” explains how a young boy was dancing waltz music with his drunken father. The young son appeared to enjoy having fun with his father while dancing despite the fact that he kept on chafing his ear on his…

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    original choice made. The tone of lines nine and 10, which are written “Though as for that the passing there/Had worn them really about the same,” (Frost, 2016), could further suggest that the narrator believes that both of his choice options were nearly compatible, leading to the realization that the right choice was made. Another tone of Frost’s poem can be that of contemplation. This is made evident in lines 14 and 15; “Yet knowing how way leads on to way,/I doubted if I should ever come…

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    Our flight was delayed when we got to Moscow and we had to wait for 4 hours. It was 4 hours of torture as so many thoughts went through my head. Will he let us pass? Will I be able to make it on time for school? Finally, it was time to get in line to board the plane heading to America. As we got closer to the gate agent, I felt more nervous. I swallowed as I waited for him to check our documents. First, he checked mine and nodded, and then he checked my mother’s and nodded, finally, he looked at…

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