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    The Fly Poem

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    The Fly Vile, repulsive, and yet ultimately benign; this is the life of a fly. In the Poem “The Fly” Karl Shapiro defines the operations of a mundane housefly in exorbitant detail. From searching for a mate to burying maggots in the dermis of a corpse to the fly’s demise, Shapiro holds no stray detail of the fly’s being from the reader. Karl Shapiro utilizes imagery and figurative language to express the underlying beauty and repulsion of an otherwise benign fly. First, Shapiro utilizes imagery to express the intricacies of the fly’s life. At one point, the author notes, “The smoking mountain of my food” as from the perception of the fly. The very nature of the object, a dish of food, becomes a grand and intimidating device in the eyes of the fly. To scale such as structure would be no great feat for the fly, though mounting it would remain an element of status and grace from which to observe the world; the desire to seek out this beauty instills a degree of empathy within the reader for the fly. Likewise, the author describes the aftermath of a chemical insecticide directed toward the fly, noting “The corpses strewn like raisins in the dust.” referring to the dead flies. This passage seeks to simultaneously undermine and underline the act of the flies’ victimizer (the narrator). From this…

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    from here. Fruit Flies. Dozens…

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    Gall Fly Lab Report

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    Determining the affects of natural selection on gall fly (Eurosta) larvae from different predators Ariel O’Neil Biology 1020H Abstract This lab was done with the objective of determining if directional selection causes early larvae death in the gall fly. By first examining the parasitoid wasp and birds predatory actions we can hypothesize and predict the smaller galls will be most likely to survive directional selection. To figure out if this is true or not a large variety of goldenrod galls…

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    Sabrina Ginsburg Period 9 In March of 2005, Natural History authors Laura Session and Steven Johnson wrote a descriptive literary article about the Moegistorhynchus longirostris also known as the mega-nosed fly. In this article, this particular sub-type of southern Africa fly was compared to the universally known fabled boy Pinocchio. The comparison was because both Pinocchio and this particular species of fly both have very long noses. While the nose of this fly was overly extended and may…

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    The Lord Of The Flies

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    Plot In “The Lord Of The Flies” a group of schoolboys are trapped on a deserted island in the middle of the ocean. At first everyone stays calm and follows the rules. Then as one boy grows the urge to become chief the tribe splits in two. One boy creates a new tribe full of hunters and savages, The other keeps the old more civilized tribe. The hunters and savages have lots of food in the tribe, this results in more power and numbers. The savages grew so strong that they started to kill off…

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    Ladies Of The Flies

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    Ladies of the Flies William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is a classic book about a group of young English boys who crash land on a deserted island with no adults to guide them. They develop a small civilization in which the boys have jobs and rules under the leadership of Ralph. Ralph’s antithesis, Jack, establishes his own tribe of hunters which reverts to savagery and steadily increases in size as promises of meat and fun begin to lure in men of Ralph’s tribe. For the duration of their stay on…

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    The Flies: Savagery

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    Lord of the Flies explores the black side of humanity, the savagery that underlies even the more civilized human things. William Golding intended this novel as a tragic copy of children's adventure tales, illustrating humankind's intrinsic evil nature. He presents the reader with a chronology of events leading a group of young guys from hope to disaster as they attempt to survive their uncivilized, unsupervised, isolated environment as rescued. In the midst of a nuclear war, a group of British…

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    Lord of the Flies starts when a plane crashes on to an island, only leaving about 25 English boys, ranging from ages five to twelve. The boys struggle to form a civilization. The evil that is naturally in mankind stops them from forming a peaceful society, many things go wrong because of disagreements between the boys. The evil present in mankind is one of the main themes in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. The first reason why the theme is the evil that is present in mankind is…

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    Can you imagine being stranded on an island alone only with a group of kids and no adults? What would you do if you were in that situation? Do you think you would stay calm and in control? Well, in The Lord of the Flies this is the reality of a group of boys, fighting for their lives and dealing with insanity. Their inner beast showed then and it was inevitable. What do you think? Do you think that there is a beast in all of us? Or do you think you could have kept yourself under control? …

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    and brutality, and this relates to, The Lord of the Flies. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is about a group of British schoolboys, under the age of 12, who crash land on an uninhabited island in the pacific. Later in the novel, the group of boys start breaking apart as most of them start becoming savages and this shows that Golding’s belief that every human being has evil deep inside of them, waiting to come out, is true. In, The Lord of the Flies, Castle Rock and the weather on…

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