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    There is much depth to all forms of art, including poetry; poems offer a plethora of emotions and experiences at face value, but once more knowledge is provided, the entire perspective can change and create a deeper understanding for the reader. Katie Ford’s engaging and thoughtful poem, “The Vessel Bends the Water,” is a perfect example of this experience. The first couple of times I read the poem, I believed it to be about lost love through hardship. After briefly researching the author and her collections of poetry, it became clear that Hurricane Katrina and the events that followed heavily influenced the poem. In her statement for the New American Poetry of Engagement, Ford states that “Living in New Orleans before and just after Hurricane Katrina made the American government and its failure to protect and aid its citizens an overwhelming and inescapable fact pressing on my mind” (216). This impactful event clearly seeps into her poem, bringing a new point of view to an already thought-provoking subject. Before I fully understood the background and influences of Katie Ford, it seemed that the poem was about “forbidden” love, or love that is not supposed to exist because of certain circumstances. The poem opens with “The body begs for a system that will not break,” a very poignant line about how people are so accustomed to a certain way of living that it becomes second nature to go through this routine (Ford 1). Then, when she begins the second stanza with, “this is why…

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    In the academic library that I chose to examine, finding the reference desk is no easy task for the unfamiliar patron. With three major entrances and six floors to navigate, this library is an epitome of what most libraries would strive to have: boundless space for patrons and a vast, growing collection. The patron, however, could easily take one glance at this gargantuan building and easily become overwhelmed, despite the services that this one building contains, such as being combined with…

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    Assessing and assessment reports within the church are a crucial and essential part of creating organization and order within the church administration and staff. You have got to know where you are before you can make a plan toward where you sense God is leading. Without assessments and reporting in the church; acquiring higher quality servant leaders would be difficult to attain. In this active culture of today it’s necessary to have just as much of an active church administration. Robert…

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    political party could tell the people to vote for their party because they will stop the raising of taxes. The political party could just tell people what they wanna hear to earn votes then they would turn their cheek which would be good for them. Political machines are running cities worse than ever, Political machines, for the most part, had dominated bigger cities. The votes that were given to that candidate were repaid with a favor once the candidate was elected. “Candidates were…

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    Changes In The Gilded Age

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    perspective did not differ; their common goal was political power. The Democrats controlled most of the southern states in 1900 but had trouble electing a candidate to the White House. The Democrats knew that they could not win the national office with a Civil War Confederate veteran. The only Democrat president-elect during 1860 and 1900 was Grover Cleveland, who was elected twice, in 1884 and 1892; he was the only American president with split terms. A limited number of Anti-tariffs…

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    chapters six and seven of the prince, Machiavelli states that it is better to come to power through skill rather than fortune. Boss Tweed began using skill to rise to political power in 1948 when he worked his way up the ranks of a volunteer fire company that was widely known as the “Big Six”. (Share 1205-1206) Being the streamlined political channels that they were during this time period, fire stations could provide someone like Tweed with a great opportunity to start getting involved in…

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    She wanted to be well-known; for everyone to know her name. With some help from another individual, she reached that goal. However, not in a way many people would expect. This was the head of Bonnie Parker’s life. She had a strong lead in school, but a hard, dishonest relationship with her love afterwards. This lead to a frenzy of murders and robberies, including the Bloody Frolic of 1932. If her life was not cut so short, she could have done much more damage. Bonnie Parker was the female…

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    In the second half of the nineteenth century cities in the United States began to see a great increase in urban growth, which gave the political machines an opportunity to flourish and gain control of the city. Due to the change from an agricultural society to urban society, things began to to change as people moved to the city for industrial employment. The rapid disorganized growth caused an increase in immigration, poverty, crime, and disease. This gave the machine bosses an opportunity to…

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    In order to effectively compare the two eras, this writer will draw a comparison between the politics of the political organization Tammany hall in New York City to that of modern day campaigns, especially the last election cycle. In order to fully explore this topic the corruption of Tammany hall and the perceived corruption of modern day politics needs to be partially, if not fully ignored. George Plunkett, the man credited with dismantling Tammany hall was summarized by his eulogizer with the…

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    NEW YORK There are allegations of corruption against state Sen. Malcom A. Smith and New York City Council member Dan Halloran astounded the state. (huffingtonpost, 2014) New York City has a dirty side in politics with the reformers there is chance for change with the charges of bribery, wire fraud, and extortion. Larry Norden said “In some sense, we are very lucky,” deputy director of the non-partisan public policy and law institute Brennan Center for Justice. “We have an opportunity in New York…

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