Spoon River Anthology

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  • Spoon River Anthology Analysis

    In Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, each of the people from Fiddler Jones to Mrs. Reece all believed that they had one life to live. For certain people, this caused their lives to be better, as they didn’t want to spend it all in regret. For others, this belief caused them deep regret, and they felt as though they had wasted everything they had. They were too afraid to live, they never did. Expecting the unforeseen also played quite a bit in whether their life was good or bad. You can see this very clearly in Fiddler Jones, Franklin Jones and Nancy Knapp. Fiddler Jones is an example of how not expecting the unexpected can be helpful. Fiddler Jones played the fiddle all day, and loved his life. He spent his days wandering the countryside playing his fiddle without a care in the world, listening to the vibrations of the earth. Had Jones known of his fate, he most likely would’ve brought a stop to it and continue his days playing his fiddle and enjoying his life. He said multiple time that he enjoyed making people happy, he…

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  • Spoon River Anthology Poem Analysis

    Marriage in Spoon River Anthology Fairy tales often depict marriage as the answer to one’s problems. Hollywood’s portrayal of marriage is that it’s full of love and consists of a happily ever after. The knight in shining armor saves the princess, and they ride off into the sunset, instantly in love. This unrealistic idea about marriage is disproved by Edgar Lee Masters; his book of poems, Spoon River Anthology, proves marriage to be quite the opposite. Spoon River Anthology tells the tale of…

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  • The Poem Minerva Jones

    From the Spoon River Anthology, the poem "Minerva Jones" by Edgar Lee Masters, in the epitaph, the speaker introduced a woman named Minerva Jones who is a poetess. Assuming by the speaker, "Hooted at, jeered at by the Yahoos of the street" Minerva Jones is not quite admired by folks, she is mocked and insulted by others. It is indisputable that Minerva Jones had a rocky relationship with others. Throughout the text, the speaker not only discusses but mentions others involved in her tragic…

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  • Sylvia Plath How Do I Love Thee Analysis

    Humanities, EDSITEment, https://edsitement.neh.gov/curriculum-unit/introduction-modernist-poetry. Accessed 21 Feb. 2018. Leenaars, Antoon A., and Susanne Wenckstern. "Sylvia Plath: A Protocol Analysis of Her Last Poems." CCC Library, Taylor & Francis, eds.a.ebscohost.com.cccneb.idm.oclc.org/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=3&sid=cdcd5da8-39dc-48f6-a977-1c6f5ac647c3%40sessionmgr4008. Accessed 21 Feb. 2018. Plath, Sylvia. "Daddy." Poetry Foundation, Poetry Foundation,…

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  • Creative Writing: Bloodied Snow Of The Fallen

    Bloodied Snow of the Fallen October 10th, 1943 , near the forest off of a Nazi controlled town of Warsaw...it should have been easy... Life, such a fickle thing to live with, sometimes it goes well and others...this time, it went terribly wrong. The cold October night was a beautiful sight to see, stars peppered the sky as the moon’s light bathed the forest. I felt a cold shiver go through my body as I slumped against a tree, holding my abdomen in pain, wondering if this was it, if my life…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Dams

    devastating amount of damage that people don’t recognize because they create “green energy”. Dams block the natural flow of rivers, in turn causing problems with vegetation dying, fish migration, and the buildup of toxins. These problems cause unnecessary harm the surrounding ecosystem and sometimes unrepairable damage to the earth, which appeal to the moral principles of not causing more harm than necessary and leaving the earth in an as good as or better condition. To repair the damage caused…

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  • Text 1 Persuasive Speech

    embedding his argument in our minds. He chooses to list every dammed waterway and occasionally compare dams to another large famous structure, which to us, are shocking revelations. Since most of his essay is comprised of the list-type sentence, it results in subliminal messaging of our damnation of American rivers. Chouinard’s and Barcott’s negative opinions on the existence of dams are presented dissimilarly. Chouinard goes for the logos in all humans, presenting fact after fact, statistic…

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  • Hatchet Reflection

    One novel that has impacted my life greatly would have to be Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. This story is about a young miner who was in an airplane crash. The airplane landed in a lake in the forest. The boy had to learn how to survive on his own with nothing, but his hatchet. That special hatchet was a gift from his mother, which she gave him before his airplane departed. Throughout the summer, he learns how to survive in the part of the wilderness he had never seen before. Particularly, this book…

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  • The Importance Of Environmental Risks In Our Environment

    Downstream of dams, marked changes in fish populations occur as a consequence of blockage of migration routes, disconnection of the river and floodplain, and changes in flow regime, physiochemical conditions, primary production and channel morphology(McCartney, 2009, pg. 128). Due to the changes in the fish population caused by dams, the 1996 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Animals includes 617 freshwater fishes (McCartney, 2009, pg.128). Fresh water…

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  • How To Prevent Tillamook Flood

    with the name first, but it surely does fit our feelings for the town. Growing up in Tillamook, I start to notice more and more of the horrifying damage the rain water and rivers do to our town. According to the Tillamook County Department of Community Development, "DO NOT ENTER FLOOD WATER!" flood…

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