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Walt Whitman

wasn't a very big fan of war. He thought everything about it was negative. We can see this in his poetry. In “Beat! Beat! Drums!”, he expresses his feelings toward war using symbolism. The drums and the bugles are examples of two symbols. He is using these objects as representing war. Whitman ...

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Authur Miller

With the Death of a Salesman during the winter of 1949 on Broadway, Arthur Miller began to live as a playwright who has since been called one of this century's three great American dramatists. He has also written other powerful, often mind-altering plays: The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, A ...

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Langston Hughes

was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. His father was James Nathaniel and his mother was Carrie Mercer . His grandfather was Charles Langston, an Ohio abolitionist. As a young boy he lived in Buffalo, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, Lawrence, Kansas, Mexico City, Topeka, Kansas, Colorado ...

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Albert Einstein

Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man's work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of 's ...

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The Life Of Beethoven

Beethoven was on of the greatest composers in history. He wrote many sympho-nies and compositions. He was most famous for the Third (Eroica), Fifth, Sixth (Pas-torale), Ninth Symphonies, an opera, Fidelio, and his religious composition Missa solem-nis. Beethoven had a great influence on ...

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St. John The Evangelist

Throughout the human history there have been many saints who have lived among us. They followed Jesus’ principles and they did God’s will. One of the earliest saints was St. John, and he lived during the times of Jesus. His childhood and his date of birth are unknown, but it is well known that he ...

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John F. Kennedy 2

John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the second child of nine children. He lived in the suburbs of Boston but as his family grew his father's income increased and they moved back to Brookline. John had a seemingly happy childhood. He attended private ...

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Approach To Edgar Allen Poe’s Writings

Through out Edgar Allen Poe’s life, many factors have contributed and influenced his writing style. He lived a difficult life, because he was raised in a dysfunctional household. He was raised by a step father who did not love him, or he dictated his values so much that it warped ...

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Socrates

the Gadfly spent his time questioning people about things like virtue, justice, piety and truth. The people questioned are the people that condemned him to death. was sentenced to death because people did not like him and they wanted to shut him up for good. There was not any real evidence ...

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John Gotti: The Man Behind The Mob

You are about to hear about the life of John Gotti, from his birth in New York, to his becoming the head of the largest Mafia family in history. I will tell you about his life from the time of his birth until his conviction for murder. There is not enough information available to tell you ...

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Rupert Mccall

Jason McCall, more communally known as has been called the modern day banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson. He has the ability to express his emotions though his poetry with a warm and compelling simplicity. He has the ability to combine passion with humor in his poetry which captures the hearts of ...

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Ludwig Van Beethoven

was born in Bonn, Germany. He studied in Vienna under Mozart and Hayden. In Vienna he first made his reputation as a pianist and teacher, and he became famous quickly. At this time he composed many of his most popular works such as the Fifth symphony, the Emperor Concerto, the Eroica and Pastoral ...

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Nelson Mandela

Introduction was a son of a tribal chief. Nelson was a lawyer and worked tire-lessly to free his people. Nelson has been in jail for twenty-six years. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandla was born on July 18, 1918 at Transku area of South Africa. Nelson Mandela gave a speech Sestember 21, 1953. The ...

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William Shakespeare And His Life

William Shakespeare, a writer and poet, was born on April 23,1564. He was thought of as a genius. He is mentioned with the same high position given to the masters of the arts who have become larger than life. He is one like them, so famous, that they are known by their last names only. ...

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King Solomon

ruled all of Israel in an outstanding way from 977 to 937 BCE (12). Despite his wealth and power, Solomon is known to history for his wisdom and as the builder of the Temple of Jerusalem. He has been credited with authoring all or parts of three books of the Bible (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and ...

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Bob Marley

One of the most renown musicians of all time composed some of the greatest songs such as ³No woman, no cry², ³I shot the sheriff² and ³Buffalo soldier.² achieved success after growing up in the poor rural rural roots of Trenchtown, Jamaica. He would ultimately become a platinum-selling musician ...

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Mother Teresa

was a wonderful woman and a great influence on the world today. She was born in 1910 in Macedonia with the name Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. She was born into a family of deeply religious Catholics. Agnes felt she got the calling to work for God at the young age of fourteen. She joined the Loreto order ...

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Michelangelo lived from 1475-1564. He was arguably one of the most inspired creators in the history of art. As a sculptor, architect, painter, and poet, he had a tremendous influence on his contemporaries and on following Western art in general. Michelangelo’s father, a Florentine official named ...

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Buffalo Bill

William Frederick Cody, also known as , was born into an anti-slavery family. He had a rough childhood, but despite this hardship he grew up to be an adventurous wild west showman, and achieve many historical goals. On February 26, 1846, near the small town of LeClair, Iowa, William F. Cody was ...

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Allen Sapp

is a famous Indian artist. He was born in 1928 on the Red Pheasant Reserve near Battleford, Saskatchewan. He was raised and cared for by his grandmother, Maggie Soonias because his mother died of tuberculosis. He was a sickly child who was often picked on by other children. He took great ...

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Cleopatra

I chose to write my "Significant Woman" paper on Egypt’s last pharaoh, . When I began my report, I knew very little about , except that she was the mistress of both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony of Rome. I wondered what impacts on history made on her own. I feel that was a ...

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Liberalism: Hervert Spencer

The most extreme reflection of nineteenth-century individualism is to be found in the encyclopedic system of Herbert Spencer (1820-1903). Both his paternal and maternal ancestors were of a long English and French nonconformists, dissenters and rebels, and Spencer traces in his ...

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The Maturing Of Achilles

from a bloodthirsty warrior to a more reserved and thoughtful man was the focal point in Homers Illiad. The opening line in Book 1 summarizes the attitude of Peleus Achilles towards war and man. “Rage---Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles, murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans ...

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Dinner With Bill Gates

[The time is the late 1990's and the setting is an unidentified city in the northwest United States, in Washington. Three employees of Microsoft, the narrator, Encolpius, and his co-workers Giton and Ascyltus, have been invited to the illustrious mansion of billionaire Bill Gates, for a ...

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Sagan

There is a bed in Seattle which is nestled in North America on the spinning Earth led by the Sun around the Milky Way, a speck of cosmic dust floating in the Universe. On this bed Carl died of an obscure disease for which there is no cure. Carl is a celebrated writer and astronomer, but most ...

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