The Devil's Dictionary

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  • Analysis Of An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge By Ambrose Bierce

    bitter Bierce and how it all went into his writings. The first paragraph will explain how his life made him bitter and the second paragraph will talk about how his work being showing bitterness. Bierce left home when he was 15 to be a printers apprentice at the northern Indianan newspaper. Bierce also attended the Kentucky military institute. At the age of 18 Bierce enlisted in the Union army. He was in the ninth Indiana infantry. After the Civil War, Ambrose Bierce received his nick name “Bitter Bierce” by many because his act upon “The Devils Dictionary” which was published in (1909) and because he was such a pessimist. Along with his tales of terror, Bierce 's most acclaimed work is The Devil 's Dictionary (1906), a lexicon of its author 's wit and animosity. His definition for "ghost"—"the outward and visible sign of an inward fear"—clarifies his fundamentally psychological approach to the supernatural. In The Devil 's Dictionary Bierce vented much of his contempt for politics, religion, society, and conventional human values. A committed opponent of hypocrisy, prejudice, and corruption, Bierce acquired the public persona of an admired but often hated genius, a man of contradiction and mystery (Ambrose Bierce poetry foundation). Throughout his life, he faced many hardships that added to his bitterness. For instance, he abandoned his wife Mollie in (1888) because he suspected she was cheating, two of his sons died prematurely in (1889) and (1901). After living longer than…

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  • Martha Stewart And Feminism

    voice, and equality among social circles and not just as an accessory on their husbands or boyfriends arms”. The question is, was Martha Stewart incarcerated because feminism is working, or because she was she was a patriarch and had to be taught a lesson or was she less valued as a women, in a higher class position with an egalitarian attitude. We will explore and answer these three questions. Martha Stewart and Feminism To begin with, was Martha Stewart arrested because feminism is…

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  • Analysis Of Soliloquy In Othello

    In Act 2 Scene 3 of William Shakespeare’s play Othello, we hear a soliloquy of Iago. Soliloquies are essential in a play as it is the only time the actor is able to explain their thought process to the audience. In typical soliloquies, the character is not acting for someone else. The character, in essence, is able to portray his/her true self. Through Iago’s soliloquy, the audience is able to hear his malicious intentions. The audience is introduced to his evil mind though his appalling tone,…

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  • My Writing Impact

    Reading and writing have impacted my life in numerous ways; in fact, reading books has impacted my life by expanding my vocabulary. My mother would read difficult books to expose me to broad new words to me at a young age. She would also have me study dictionaries, and continuously give me spelling test. When I got a little older I would start to read books on my own. I would read books that opened up my imagination; such as the series, The Magic Tree House. Eventually, I ended up being too…

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  • Beauty And How Do We Know It

    Felicia layfulde The Strive For Beauty The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines beauty as, “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit” (Merriam-Webster). While the Oxford English Dictionary defines the word “beautiful” as “Excelling in the grace of form, charm of coloring, and other qualities, which delight the eye and call forth admiration”(What is beauty and How do we Know It?). However, this definition…

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  • Problem Solving Essay

    Problem Solving      There are many different strategies that good problem solvers use to solve a problem. Before using a strategy, you must remember a few things. First, take your time. Few good problem solvers solve problems fast. Second, don't give up. You will never solve a problem if you don't try. Last, be flexible. If a first you don't succeed, try another way. And if the second way doesn't work, try a third way.      There are a few…

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  • Roles Of World War II And Propaganda

    Allies after Japan attacked Hawaii’s coast at Pearl Harbor, Oahu. The war was a terrible fight; however, the fight wasn’t just fought on land, air, or water. There was a more subtle fight being fought by the Axis and Allied government’s movie makers and poster designers. These men and women played an important role in drawing up certain beliefs about their enemies and the war by spreading these types of thoughts to their fellow citizens to bring some type of unity for their nation. These…

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  • Margaret Wolfe Hungerford's 'Behind The Curtain'

    Behind the Curtain As said best by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This empowering quote basically says that you hold the power to decide for yourself what you think beauty is. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of beauty is the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses of pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit. Beauty is not the only thing people value in them. It is not defined by the way you look,…

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  • Essay On Importance Of Education

    In other words, what have I learned through my education? Have I been trained in one special area or have I gained an education not only in one area, but also in learning about myself and who I am? According to Webster’s dictionary, education is defined by the development and training of one’s mind, character, and skills, as by instruction, study, or example and the knowledge and skill resulting from such instruction and training. By this definition, one might argue that being educated means…

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  • Definition Essay: Offensive Word

    The definition that many people would give for the word would probably be that gay meant a homosexual male or female. If you look the word up on the Urban Dictionary website it comes up as a homosexual male or female or, “often used to describe something stupid or unfortunate, originating from homophobia, quite preferable among many teenage males in order to buff up their masculinity"(Gay). In recent years many people were using the word gay as a derogatory term to make someone feel like they…

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