William Herschel

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  • Polar Bear Essay

    live because of the ice cap melting due to global warming. It is predicted that in the year 2050, two thirds of the polar bears would be extinct. In order to prevent this from happening, we must understand why polar bears are endangered species and also understand the science behind global warming. Global warming is the increase in atmospheric pressure due to increase in carbon dioxide levels. Cars and factories that rely on the combustion of coal and petroleum release high levels of CO2 into the atmosphere and that gas captures the infrared red which causes global warming Three scientists in the 19 century have studied infrared radiation and its effects on global warming. A German astronomer, Frederick William Herschel, discovered infrared radiation on February 11, 1800. Herschel used a prism to separate the different wavelengths and noticed that the wavelength with the highest temperature was beyond the red visible light portion of the visible light spectrum. This means that infrared radiation has no visible light, so we can’t see it, but feel it as heat. Shortly after the discovery of infrared radiation; in 1827, A French mathematician, Jean Baptiste Fourier, proposed “that a planet gained energy primarily from the sun and continued to increase in temperature until its rate of energy gain was equaled by its rate of energy loss (textbook).” Fourier compared the Earth’s atmosphere to a piece of glass because both are transparent to infrared light. He had established the…

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  • William Herschel: The First Telescope

    William Herschel discovered the first planet in recorded times, we know it as Uranus. Herschel interestingly enough was actually a musician and an amateur astronomer when he first laid eyes upon Uranus. Herschel does not credit his discovery to chance, rather it was a result of his diligent studies of the heavens that allowed him to discover the planet. At the time Herschel had been surveying the skies at night trying discover all the double stars, he was using his home made telescope which was…

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  • Death Of A Salesman Willy A Good Father Analysis

    In Death of a Salesman by, Arthur Miller, Willy has a desire to be a good father to his son were his dad was not. Willy believes that if he can instill the correct values into Biff so he can be like himself or more successful. The problem Willy is confronted with is that he cares too much as if he is trying to emulate his life in Biffs. Compared to Willy Charley takes a position of hands off while still teaching Bernard to be a good student and by working hard because it will pay dividends later…

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  • Lady Macbeth Schizophrenia Analysis

    Lady Macbeth: Evil or Mentally Ill William Shakespeare is a playwright who explored the possibility of some characters being mentally ill before their time in The Tragedy of Macbeth during Renaissance drama. Lady Macbeth was married to Macbeth, the King of Scotland. The witches’ prophecies made Macbeth change his loyalty against the king. Macbeth told his wife about his prophecies. Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth tried everything they could do to keep the throne. As Lady Macbeth did for…

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  • Analysis Of Red Wheelbarrow By William Carlos Williams

    knowing what celebrities went through to get there. With that being said, what do you value most in life? Is it the little things that can be by the past or the important things? In life people tend to put so much value on the little things. For example, like William Carlos Williams hold his red wheelbarrow to so much standards. He feels as though so much depends upon it. When we focus on the little things, we tend to get side-tracked as William Carlos Williams shows in his “Red Wheel” poem and…

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  • William Carlos Williams The Wedge

    simple man was William Carlos Williams. He was born in America as a Puerto Rican-American who then with hard work and determination became a well-practiced doctor. He however is better known for his works of poetry that challenged the traditional way of writing poetry. In Williams’s book of poetry, The Wedge, is prefaced by an introduction that introduces his readers to his controversial ideas concerning poetry and what it should represent in today’s modern times. He wants his readers to break…

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  • An Analysis Of William Carlos Williams This Is Just To Say

    commentary. In terms of poetry, authors often switch between the two throughout their bodies of work. William Carlos Williams is an imagist poet whose personal poetic philosophy as expressed in various essays and interviews demonstrates a clear choice for using the poetic form to make social political commentary. In particular, Williams poem This is Just to Say is no exception to Williams’ method of using the poetic form for political…

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  • Italian Renaissance Master Raphael: The School Of Athens

    on the adjacent wall is entitled Parnassus. This mural displays the Greek God Apollo in his outdoor dwelling place. Apollo was the god of music and poetry, and he is triumphantly in the center of the composition playing an instrument while singing. While these frescoes show ideals that were important in the Antique and Renaissance eras, they also uphold the idea of the arts being so disjointed and classified separately. If a muralist were working today, they would probably want to show…

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  • Denise Levertov's Poem 'Prisoners'

    About Poet: Denise Levertov was born in the United Kingdom 1923 and died in Washington in 1997. Levertov never received a formal education as a kid, therefore, she was taught by her parents about religion and the art of writing. When Levertov was growing up, she was an agnostic (later converted to Christianity in 1984) and many of her poems talk about religion. Due to her writing style, she was considered to be a “Black Mountain” poet. Black Mountain poets were poets in the 1940s and 1950s that…

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  • William Carlos Williams The Young Housewife

    William Carlos Williams is an imagist poet, who superiorly controls the meaning of his poems, using subtle language manipulations. One poem that shows this in particular is The Young Housewife. This poem is about the time the speaker was driving and sees a young housewife near the curb, calling the ice-man and fish-man to come. He compares her to a dried leaf, which at the end, he crushes with his car. This poem was published in 1916, a time when the world was a misogynistic place. Though the…

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