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  • Montreal American Settlement

    Several explorers influenced the beginning of Montreal. Jacques Cartier sailed from France looking for a route to Asia in 1535. While exploring the Saint Lawrence River, he discovered a mountain in the middle of an island. He climbed the mountain and could see land for miles around. Thinking he had found the route to Asia, he named the mountain “Mont-Royal”. He kept exploring, and it would not be until the next century that the value of his discovery would be noticed. In 1609, Samuel de Champlain established the first trading post in Montreal and missionaries came hoping to convert native Indians to the Lord. It was in 1642 that the first real colony began under the control of Frenchman Paul de Chomedey. Among the settlers he brought with him was Jeanne Mance, who would start the first hospital in Montreal. The Catholic settlement was placed under the protection of Mary and named “ Ville-Marie de Montreal”. Many struggles affected the growth of Montreal. In its first winter, a severe flood nearly wiped out the settlement. Grateful for their survival, the settlers placed a wooden cross on the top of Mont-Royal.…

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  • Private Image Of Aeneas In The Handmaid By Virgil Vergil

    In the two passages, Vergil draws a striking contrast between the private image of Aeneas, the man, and the public image of Aeneas, the leader, where the leader is able to motivate his people so that they can all move forward while the private image of Aeneas wants to give up. Before these first two speeches, the reader knows little about who Aeneas is. His characteristics as a person and a leader are unclear, so it is natural that the reader would pay attention to the first thing this character…

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  • Poetry Analysis: An Analysis Of My People By Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes’s poem “My People” is a short poem that gives off a variety of meanings. Hughes’s poem gives the reader a different form of viewing people by emphasizing certain features from his people, although not directly throwing it out there for the reader to grasp right away. Also, interior and outer beauty. When the reader first reads this short poem, they would assume that the narrator is implying that his people are beautiful and that is all, just beautiful. Although, as the reader…

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  • To An Athlete Dying Young By A. E. Housman

    Glory is fleeting. This expression means no matter how popular or famous someone gets, their fame and glory do not last. According to A. E. Housman’s, “To an Athlete Dying Young”, he illustrates how precious life is and how people tend to remember public figures of great promise that dies young. Housman’s “To an Athlete Dying Young” uses metaphor throughout the entire poem to illustrate the Athlete’s glory and his view on death. The poem reveals the concept of dying at the peak of their…

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  • Figurative Language In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

    It was a dark and stormy evening when a mentally unstable main character pondered whether word choice and extravagant descriptions would have any effect on the reader of his written works. He looked at the purple velvet curtains his long dead love had hung years ago when he was still sane and concluded that this was indeed the case. The shadows cast upon the floor by the dying coals in the fireplace helped him to understand that a reader’s first impression is characterized by the first…

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  • Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus Poetry Analysis

    Inspired by Breughel 's artwork, W.H. Auden emphasizes the significance of suffering through a 15th century masterpiece “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus.” Written in 1938, Auden’s “Musee des Beaux Arts” is a representation of man’s indifference to suffering. A literary expression created from different times, both artists effectively conveyed its message through the gift of poetry and visual imagination. To analyze both works from a literary and personal perspective is the goal of this essay.…

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  • The Theme Of Motherhood In Plath's Barren Woman

    One prominent example that demonstrates the theme of the pressure that accompanies motherhood is found in Plath’s “Barren Woman.” As indicated by the title, this poem tells the story of a woman who can’t conceive. The narrator paints a picture of feeling, “empty” (line 1), and further makes an allusion to a life without grandeur like, “a museum without statues” (line 1). Just as an empty museum has no function, a barren woman cannot fulfill what is often perceived as the greatest purpose in…

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  • The Unbiased In The Poem Grass By Carl Sandberg

    Grass is incapable of speech. Or any intelligent thoughts for that matter. But if grass was sentient, what would it think of human race. Would it be impressed by our progress, or disappointed at all the obstacles we have yet to overcome? Carl Sandberg seems to believe the latter, as he writes of an impassive being posing as grass. He captures the unbiased perspective of nature and illustrates how pointless human warfare is to a being above such trivial matters. Sandburg, in his poem Grass,…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The 1976 Olympic Games

    to 2010 an average Olympics costed the host city an average of 3.6 billion dollars, and the numbers have been skyrocketing ever since. A prime example of an immense budget overrun was shown in the 1976 Olympic games held in Montreal. This brings forth the argument: was the great deal of money spent on the 1976 Olympics a waste? Based on the reasonings that will follow, it can be argued that the money spent for hosting the 1976 Montreal Olympic games was not justified because…

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  • The Great War: The Stanley Cup (WWI)

    Lord Stanley, the governor general, donates the Stanley Cup as a hockey trophy. 1893- Lord Stanley, the governor general, donates the Stanley Cup as a hockey trophy. Lord Stanley, bought a 7” high and 11” wide silver cup (the Stanley Cup) what had cost 10 guineas. (What is $50) In 1926 the Stanley cup became the national trophy for the national hockey league. He donated the Stanley cup because of that he thought that there should be a challenge cup for the league. The first Stanley cup was…

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