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    would go on to craft. Secondly, Winter’s fictive kinship is largely the product of practices of mourning and remembrance, through which “the story of their war, in its local, particular, parochial, familiar forms can be told and retold” (40). My own conception of the term concerns a social coming together of men, primarily to endure the ordeal at hand: it is only with each individual writer’s removal from combat that the evidence of this bond appears in active literary efforts for the purposes of mourning and remembrance. That soldiers’ tributes and monuments to their fallen kin are largely literary in nature places them completely at odds with public monuments such as the Menin Gate, where the names of 55,000 dead render, according to Sassoon, “intolerably nameless [all of the] names (“On Passing the New Menin Gate,” The War Poems 153). Such tributes also differ greatly from the “parochial” memorials, “constructed by local committees,” that largely arose via Winter’s conception of kinship (Winter 40, 55). My research will highlight exactly where these two approaches to remembrance diverge, and will contribute to the discourse on Great War mourning and commemoration following Winter, as well as Paul Fussell and Jonathan Vance. My dissertation will consist of five chapters, one for each way the fighting men understood themselves to be isolated from non-combatants: geographical distance, class, age, ideology, and gender. Each chapter will demonstrate exactly how fighting men…

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    In his poem "On Passing the New Menin Gate," Siegfried Sassoon, an anti-war poet during World War I, reflects on the many soldiers who lost their lives while fighting in the trenches and discusses a new war memorial erected to remember these men. Sassoon states, "Who will remember passing through this Gate, the unheroic dead who feed the guns" (2). Describing the fallen soldiers as unheroic reveals Sassoon's belief that those who died in combat left behind insignificant legacies. Sassoon also…

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    flowers intertwined like branches or vines. The presence of the fountain and the garden lead to the apt observation that the setting is indeed, that of a garden. Obscured from one’s view, behind the gates which separate the stage and the verdant background, is a man reclining on the grass rather blithely, looking upwards. Last but not least, two men stand in front of a second set of gates in the foreground, hunched over and seemingly haggard, but sincerely serving their duties as guards.…

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    Chupacabra Research Paper

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    the participants and communicate with you. You will see, know and understand this creature as your magical ally and it will become your familiar if you so choose. C) After feasting on the goats and making contact with the Chupacabra/Mi-go we will banish with laughter. Quick run down, open the gates, tie up the goats and charge them with goat god form energies, group invocation of Chupacabra/Mi-go, feeding time, once feed then its time to make the personal connection to Chupacabra/Mi-go and…

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    What Are Spiritual Gates

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    involved in them and they impact your life on a daily basis. Infact your very success, fulfillment or survival on this plane of existence depend on them - spiritual Gates. The addiction or problem that someone is going through might be as a result of a simple or negligible, yet destructive access made available at that gate. It could be as a result of bad association, marriage, divorce, friendship and bad parenting. It can also be because of love of money, a fling, inordinate experimentation,…

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    done. You must enter the city on your own.” “Understood,” Riasean said as he yawned. The Royal Guards turned and rode south. “First, let’s read what Alric has to say,” Larah said. She pulled the letter with the sunburst on it from her tunic and tore it open. The writing was flowing, but concise: When you get to the New Moon gate in the Black Tower, hold up the Moonstone and say the passphrase to open the gate – Gate of Shadows, Open to me, Let one enter, To where no one can see. When you wish to…

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    Prologue The castle gate loomed in the distance. Keledrin stooped, barely strong enough to stand, peered through blood crusted eyes at the two figures who had left the gate. The dust of the of the uncultivated ground, was steadily aroused by their foot falls. One was carrying something in his hand which looked to Keledrin like an incense vessel suspended by chains ready to be swing into the open air to imbue the surroundings with a sweet scent. Keledrin though, knew better. There would be no…

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    the starting gates, his team of armentarii walking with him. “You had better win, boy!” Buccio called after him. “Our Dominus has spent too much coin in getting you to this auspicious day.” “Yah, Yah,” the Germani grumbled, “I shall win. Worry not.” Buccio was right, Rubio knew all too well. Aurelius Falco had spent a small fortune getting him to this moment. The purchase of four Libyan racehorses hadn’t come cheaply, even after Simon Ben-Atar had so kindly granted a discount on the price…

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    Gothic Incident Narrative

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    The sky was motionless, clear black sky all around with not a hint of clouds or stars touching the dark infinity. The large compound was blanketed by the darkness, it’s black and grey walls providing a camouflage in the nighttime. Hiding in the darkness, just outside the compound’s entry gates, was a short girl, in her early 20’s. A black outfit covered her from head to toe - not something she’d usually find herself wearing, but it was a much better camouflage in the black of night. Gracie had…

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    Though the thought of going to this place made me extremely uneasy. Second, I packed up my gear and got in the truck with him. Formerly, on a daily basis, Drew and I go out in the county and set traps to catch mosquitos, eventually, to find areas with mosquitos positive with West Nile disease, meanwhile, I never would have thought we would go to a place like this though. When we arrived at the voodoo village, as we got closer to Mary Angela road, my nerves became more and more uneasy. The…

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