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    Johnston arrived in Jackson, after being ordered to the state of Mississippi to counter Grant’s advances. Johnston and Pemberton concluded that the only way to defeat the Union Army was to sever their supply line to the Mississippi River (Burden, 2000). Pemberton, leaving only 9,000 men at Vicksburg, marched 17,500 men to find the supply line and link up with Johnston. In the process he encountered Grant’s Army marching west resulting in the Battle of Champion’s Hill. Being outnumbered and outmanned, Pemberton retreated and in the process one of his divisions was cut off and ended up joining Johnston in…

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    general of the Confederate forces. He writes that Bragg only had 30,000 men in Chattanooga while Grant had closer to 60,000. Grant states when talking about one of his battles, “It was [Bragg’s] own fault that he did not have more men present” (Grant). Bragg was not able to realize that his lack of troops would cause the battle to be a loss. He shouldn’t have attacked if he knew that there weren’t enough people to win the battle. Even though this was not the Battle of Stones River, it shows how…

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    Unlike many of the Civil War governors who were elected in and out of office while the war was in full swing, Joseph Emerson Brown served as the governor of Georgia throughout the entire Civil War era, from 1857 to 1865. His influence, thus, is broad, ranging from the conflicts leading up to the war and succession of the southern states to the defeat of the Confederacy. His voice, which continuously advocated for states’ rights, called first for the succession of the southern states out of the…

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    In 1831, at the age of twelve, Walt Whitman began working for his local newspaper. He soon fell in love with the written word and started writing his own poetry (“Poet Walt Whitman”). Fast forward to the turn of the 20th century, and Whitman has already made a name for himself as one of America’s most influential poets. Two of Whitman’s most esteemed works are “O Captain! My Captain!”, written in 1865 to reflect on Abraham Lincoln's death, and “O Me! O Life!”, written in 1891 to contemplate…

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    Throughout history, human civilizations have been built on conforming to social norms. Likewise, there have always been individuals, throughout history, who have ventured outside of those norms, many times to the dismay or even apathy of their respectively societies. E.E. Cummings’ “anyone lived in a pretty how town,” is perfect example of how individualism is viewed in a conformist society, as well as sheds light on the poet’s own views of conformity. Although conforming to social norms is how…

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    poems written with incorrect spelling and punctuation? Then you would be thinking about E. E. Cummings! E. E. Cummings was birthed upon the world as Edward Estlin Cummings in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894. He developed a unique style of writing at an early age, being influenced by both Impressionism and Cubism, and grew up to study at Harvard University. The poet would become a famous writer, but while he was alive, his work was mostly left unnoticed because of his different direction when it…

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    How do we determine if love changes someone or not? In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and in “anyone live in a pretty how town” by E.E. Cummings, the authors use motifs, imagery, and symbolism to show how love can shape an individual change. Throughout the novel Gatsby has changed for Daisy because he is in love with her and in the poem the speaker anyone changed because noone showed him love . In the novel, Fitzgerald uses symbolism to represent a deeper meaning. Some…

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    Love and death are very meaningful to humans. Love and death are eternal, above and beyond physical entities, and extremely powerful. The poems “Death be not proud,” by John Donne, and “somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond,” by E.E. Cummings are poems about love. “To My Dear and Loving Husband,” by Anne Bradstreet, and “Because I could not stop for Death,” by Emily Dickinson are poems that explain death. Donne, Cummings, Bradstreet, and Dickinson have poems that relate death and love.…

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    The life of Mr. Ezzard Who is Mr. Ezzard ? I believe he is a nice man who enjoys writing and traveling far and wide. He himself has been to many places and wrote a lot, especially in his travel journals. He has done enough to fill a boring life a thousand times over, and I have recently sat down with him to learn more about him. Even when just walking into his room to interview him, I see untold treasures on the walls that prove that writing means the universe to him. Mr. Ezzard always had a…

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    “The world is mud- luscious and puddle - wonderful” (E.E. Cummings). Edward Estlin Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894. He was a painter and a poet and he studied in the University of Harvard, where he was fascinated by two schools of art Impression and Cubism. How does E.E. Cummings use vision and auditory to create meaning?. E.E. Cummings creates meaning in his poetry by using visual techniques and auditory techniques. To begin with, E.E. Cummings creates meaning in his…

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