Emanuel Swedenborg

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  • Alliteration In The Poem Africa And Flying Man By Rabindranath Tagore

    The poems Africa and Flying Man by Rabindranath Tagore show the negative effects of man-made destruction. The destruction is the way they have mistreated the people of Africa, as well as changing the way nature used to be, from the peaceful harmonious nature to inventing more modernised technologies, making man seem more arrogant. The focus of the two poems is how man has destroyed the earth with their actions, and the poet does this by using imagery and figurative language. In Africa, Tagore uses adjectives to emphasise the effect of man destroying Africa and its people. The word ‘shadowy’ creates a negative beginning to the stanza that introduces what is happening with the slavery, and it symbolises Africa turning into something dark, as the country used to be peaceful before the slavers came. The ‘black’ of Africa’s ‘veil’ shows the way the slavers are not able to see what is behind this ‘veil’ Africa has, and it shows that the slavers are not aware that slaves are also human. The poet also uses ‘iron’ to emphasise how strong the slavers are compared to the slaves, as iron is a strong metal. This would show that the slavers have a lot of control over many things and emphasises the colonialism that is happening in Africa. Tagore also uses ‘naked’ to show that the slavers have been very obvious in showing their inhumanity as they do not treat the slaves fairly at all. This emphasises that man has destroyed the earth by the way they have treated these people as if they are…

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  • Summary: Corruption In Chicago

    The city of Chicago has faced controversy for quite for time. Many claim the city has become so corrupt, that the trail leads all the way up to the city’s mayor, Rahm Emmanuel. Corruption is one of the major problems Chicago faces and Mayor Rahm Emanuel is the face of the corruption that plagues the city. In an article written by Judith Valente, Can Chicago offer a path away from gun violence? She states “More than 2,800 people were shot in Chicago last year, and by December 2015 there had been…

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  • Emerson's Argument For The Nature Of The Poet

    He uses Emanuel Swedenborg, a Swedish mystic and philosopher, as well as Dante as a specific example of a nationalist poet. Each of the authors represents what Emerson sees as a genius-poet, the likes of which he has not seen in America at the time of his writing the essay. He states that “if [he] has not found that excellent combination of gifts in [his] countrymen which [he seeks]” he could not submit a solution to the problem by reading of English poets as they “wits” more than poets (Emerson…

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  • Hawthorne And Melville's Anti-Transcendentalism Movement

    a very simple idea. People, men and women equally, have knowledge about themselves and the world around them that "transcends" or goes beyond what they can see, hear, taste, touch or feel. Transcendentalism, 19th-century movement of writers and philosophers in New England who were loosely bound together by adherence to an idealistic system of thought based on a belief in the essential unity of all creation, the innate goodness of man, and the supremacy of insight over logic and experience for…

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  • Pan Ku Case Study

    center spinning faster and faster, which eventually formed the Sun (it formed a protostar first), while the rest slowly flattened into a protoplanetary disk (similar to an accretion disk) which is a circumstellar disk of dense gas, ice and dust rotating around a star. The process of accretion meant that debris within the disk surrounding the protostar came together into numerous clumps with grew larger to form into asteroids, moons, planets and other small bodies of mass found in our solar…

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