Spoon River Anthology

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  • Hudson Valley Ice Age

    Connecticut River Valley and the Hudson River Valley got carved when the glaciers passed through their scraping rock. Both valley’s also got carved when the glaciers retreated and melted, and passed through the valley’s. The Hudson River formed when 10,000 years ago, the dam that held all the water broke, and formed the Hudson River. The Connecticut River also formed when another dam, the dam at Middletown Ct broke, and the river emptied very quickly, which formed the Connecticut River, an old…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Do We Have

    SOME LOVE WE CAN NEVER HAVE We live in a world where there had been an old debate of whether love listens to mind or heart. It depends on the person, the motive, the truth in the love. But still sometimes we wonder our minds around every possibility how we can win in love and every time we fall for some angel and act dumb. We are one among the sea of people in this world waiting for their love story to be drafted, edited and get applied in life. Then we spot someone in the crowd and our mind…

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  • How Is Damming The Low Mekong And Its Effect On Fish Migration

    fluctuations in river flow or demand for water, raising the water level so that the water can be directed to flow into a canal to generate electricity, control flooding, and provide water for agriculture, households and industries (Silvia, 1991). With an increase in demand for cleaner sources of energy, many countries have turned to damming as a solution. The Southeast Asian countries that the Mekong river flows through have recently become increasingly interested in damming the Mekong river.…

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  • Analysis Of The Hungry Tide By Amitav Ghosh

    the metaphor of mohonas to bring together rivers of language: …the mudbanks of the tide country are shaped not only by rivers of silt, but also by rivers of language: Bengali, English, Arabic, Hindi, Arakanese and who knows what else? Flowing into each other they create a proliferation of small worlds that hang suspended in the flow. And so it dawned on me: the tide country’s faith is something like one of its great mohonas, a meeting not just of many rivers, but a circular round about people…

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  • Mississippi River Documentary

    farming and timber practices had caused topsoil to be swept down the river and into the Gulf of Mexico leading to catastrophic floods and impoverishing farmers. I especially love the buildup, using the imagery of small trickles of water that became creeks and brooks that became tributary to other rivers that became the Mississippi. In cinematic fashion the filmmakers are painting a picture for us in which they depict all of the rivers that run into the Mississippi to look like blood vessels.…

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  • Mark Twain's Two Views Of The Mississippi

    the Mississippi River and how his view changes over time. Twain narrates that he is a riverboat pilot and he informs the reader of the beauty that he encounters on the river. He explains in a exceedingly descriptive and poignant manner. He slowly switches around and indicates that his view of the river has altered the more time he spent on the river. The beauty that he sees diminishes and all he can do is lambaste the river. In this essay, Twain gains a new attitude towards the river when he…

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  • Atchafalaya Nature Analysis

    The Control of Nature Atchafalaya, by John Mcphee, is a fascinating article on the Atchafalaya, the Mississippi River, and the history of these two. The article delves into the various facets of concerns and implications for these rivers - informing the reader, and introduces new ideas to persuade the reader. The Mississippi, like most rivers, were much larger a long time ago. About three to four thousand years ago to be exact. According to Mcphee, the main channel of the mississippi is now…

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  • Mississippi River Case Study

    Along the bank of the Mississippi River lived a community of white alligators. These alligators were kind and managed to stabilize peaceful relationships the other animals that shared the land and water with them. The alligators also worked extremely hard to keep their home as clean as could be. Everyday they woke before daybreak to scrub the bottom of the river with their scales and collect anything physical that endangered their habitat. This kept the water clear and free of any pollutants.…

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  • Summary Of Kevin Fedarko's The Emerald Mile

    Kevin Fedarko’s The Emerald Mile takes readers on a journey through the Grand Canyon behind the eyes of boat guides, who all seem to have a special connection to the canyon and the river. The boatmen in the book are used to convey a message that there is so much beauty to be seen in the canyon. The characters Martin Litton and Kenton Grua are examples of boatmen that share a special connection with the canyon because of the canyon’s beauty. When humans began building dams and using technology to…

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  • The Great Mississippi Flood Analysis

    Great Mississippi flood of 1927 the author, John M. Barry communicates his fascination of the river. He began to mention the unique characteristics of the river. “The river’s characteristics represents an extraordinary combination of turbulent effects, and river hydraulics quickly beyond the merely complex” Barry quote a physicist about the astonishing quality of the relatively and turbulence of the river. He intends to convince the audience that not even an expert can explain its uniqueness…

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