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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Remembering On The Wechat

    It was last summer. While browsing on the Wechat, I was captivated by a story. This story begins like that a couple broke up at the airport. The girl said: “every day I am waiting for you. It’s just exhausted. At first I thought you would come back if I just wait for one more minute, but now I know there’s no point to waiting for you any more, because just like you could never get on a train in an airport, I could never expect the wrong person on the wrong place in a wrong time.” On that day they broke up. However, few years later, the Hongqiao Airport and the Hongqiao Railway station was linked together, and the designer is the boy in this story. After reading this story, I was surprised not by the shocking ending nor by how heartbreaking this story is, but by how limited I knew about this train station. I used to think the Hongqiao Railway Station is one of my most familiar places, because for the last 5 years, I had visited it hundreds of times. However, the truth is that although in the last five years I went this station at least twice every week, I’d never paid attention to either its overall structure or its detail decorations. I didn’t know how many square meters it is, when it was built, and how many line it could carry, neither did I know there is a beautiful story about why the designer combines both the airport and railways station together until recently. I suddenly realized that I didn’t know this station in any usual sense, and this despondence stroked me.…

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  • Literary Devices In Rebecca, By Daphne Du Maurier

    In Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier, the author uses detail, diction, and imagery as literary techniques to create and shift throughout the passage between moods of mystery, a nightmare, and nostalgia. These moods evolve throughout the excerpt chronologically in three different segments. The atmosphere evolves chronologically as the narrator physically advances on her path to Manderley in her dream. In the excerpt from Rebecca, du Maurier uses literary devices, mainly diction, detail, and imagery…

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  • The Expretation Of Moods In Rebecca By Du Maurier

    throughout the passage the atmosphere starts to become nightmarish and very eerie. Subsequently, as the reader nears the end of the passage they will start to get a feeling of nostalgia created by the passage. With the intention of creating various moods, du Maurier uses literary devices such as detail, diction, and imagery to create a shift in the moods which are a mystery, nightmare, and a nostalgia. In the beginning of the passage,…

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  • Cirque Du Solee Swot Analysis

    Mystère is a Cirque du Soleil show in constant residence at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is one of six resident Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas. Mystère is one of a kind. The show is pricey but worth every penny. From the costumes to the various acts and the atmosphere it was all breathtaking. The cost of three tickets at the “Tix4Tonight” booth was roughly $210.00 which broke down to $70.00 a piece on a Wednesday. The tickets were originally priced at…

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  • Why Is Gunpowder Important To The Modernized World

    Throughout the books An Edible History of Humanity, and Gunpowder it is expressed that agriculture and gunpowder have played a major role in the continual development of the world we know today. Agriculture opened the doors to a greater knowledge of the scientific world, and because of this scientific growth, gunpowder technology advanced. These advances led to the discovery and creation of lucrative and nourishing crops, along with ammo that increased the power and productivity of war. The Du…

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  • The Female Gothic Themes In Rebecca By Daphne Du Maurier

    Daphne du Maurier 's novel Rebecca, is a good example of unique and intriguing writing. It has achieved critical praise inarguably due to its uniqueness in literature especially as compared to those which fall under the female gothic category. The author uses attractive themes which can easily attract the masses throughout diverse generations. This book exposes a story of a narrator who faces lots of challenges not only in her marriage but also in her social circle. There exist certain…

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  • Bird Symbolism In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

    In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte employs birds a symbol in order to highlight important themes in her novel. While birds traditionally symbolize freedom and expression, Bronte uses them to show independence (or a lack of), freedom, and rifts in social class. Bronte also depicts some of her most prominent characters as birds such as Jane, Rochester, Adele, Bertha, and even Rochester’s guests. Through the use of bird symbolism Bronte highlights important topics in her novel, while giving the reader…

    Words: 1862 - Pages: 8
  • James Madison By Gary Wills: Summary

    Gary Wills is the author of the book James Madison, which details the life of James Madison through his career as a politician. The focus of the book is Madison’s presidency, which Wills brings to the forefront as the major topic. Wills states that most other books do not focus on Madison’s presidency saying, “Madison’s very presidency is semi-forgotten. When Madison expert Jack N. Rakove published a selection of his writings in 1999, only 40 of its 864 pages came from his presidential years.”…

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  • The Gothic Elements Of Rebecca And Dracula

    The Gothic Elements of Rebecca and Dracula Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, both possess many of the 9 characteristics that commonly identify a Gothic Novel. These characteristics all play a unique role in the plot and story of any piece of Gothic literature. While both books portray elements and qualities linked to those of a Gothic novel, Dracula displays these traits in a much more prominent way than Rebecca. One of the key characteristic of Gothic literature is the…

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  • Bird Symbolism In Lord Of The Flies

    The Birds represents more than the threat post by nature Daphne Du Maurier’s 1952 novelette The Birds depicts a small town in England during WWII where all the birds inexplicably started to attack people. While it perfectly captured nature’s cruel mechanism, The Birds actually represents more than just the threat post by nature. In fact, It also represents the notion of a threatening presence, larger than human beings with unrivalled power, an example of this that people are more familiar with…

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