American Folklore

Native Canadians in Literature
Native Canadians in Literature
Native Canadians in Literature Introduction: Literature offers a strong and passionate voice for the past. The literature of the Native Canadian is a voice we, the people of Canada, can no longer ignore. There is little to be gained by dwelling on the past. Nevertheless, there is much to be realized by accepting what has passed, with all of its mistakes and dust we might otherwise wish to hide under the carpets. English literature, since at least the sixteenth century, has a firm grounding in Ca
Pynchon the Elusive
Pynchon the Elusive
Pynchon the Elusive The identity of Thomas Pynchon is as elusive as the sticky, complex webs of meaning woven into his prose. As America\'s most famous hidden author, Pynchon produces works which simultaneously deal with issues of disappearance and meaning, of identity and nothingness in a fashion that befuddles some and delights others. He speaks to the world from his invisible pulpit, hiding behind a curtain of anonymity that safely disguises his personality from the prying eyes of critics a
Romantic Characteristics in 'The Raven'
Romantic Characteristics in 'The Raven'
Romantic Characteristics in \'The Raven\' The era of Romanticism spans from the late 1700’s to the mid 1800’s following the French Revolution; therefore, “Romanticism” encompasses characteristics of the human mind in addition to the particular time in history when these qualities became dominant in culture. Romanticism depicts an artistic movement which emerged from reaction against dominant attitudes and approaches of the 18th century. Romanticism established realism in literature through creat
Edward James Hughes
Edward James Hughes
Edward James Hughes Edward James Hughes is one of the most outstanding living British poets. In 1984 he was awarded the title of the nation\'s Poet Laureate. He came into prominence in the late fifties and early sixties, having earned a reputation of a prolific, original and skilful poet, which he maintained to the present day. Ted Hughes was born in 1930 in Yorkshire into a family of a carpenter. After graduating from Grammar School he went up to Cambridge to study English, but later changed to
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde (real name Oscar Fingal O\'Flahertie Wills Wilde) was born on October 16th, 1854 in Dublin. His father, William Robert Wilde, was an eminent eye doctor, with an interest in myths and folklore. He was the founder of the first eye and ear hospital in Great Britain, as well as the appointed Surgeon Occultist to the Queen, who knighted him. His mother, Jane Francesca Elgee Wilde, was a poet who wrote patriotic Irish verse under the pen name Speranza, and had a considerable fo
Beloved And Toni Morrison
Beloved And Toni Morrison
Beloved And Toni Morrison Toni Morrison, the first black woman to receive Nobel Prize in Literature, was born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A. She was the second of four children of George Wofford, a shipyard welder and Ramah Willis Wofford. Her parents moved to Ohio from the South to escape racism and to find better opportunities in the North. Her father was a hardworking and dignified man. While the children were growing up, he worked three jobs at the same ti
Biography of Oscar Wilde
Biography of Oscar Wilde
Biography of Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde (real name Oscar Fingal O\'Flahertie Wills Wilde) was born on October 16th, 1854 in Dublin. His father, William Robert Wilde, was an eminent eye doctor, with an interest in myths and folklore. He was the founder of the first eye and ear hospital in Great Britain, as well as the appointed Surgeon Occultist to the Queen, who knighted him. His mother, Jane Francesca Elgee Wilde, was a poet who wrote patriotic Irish verse under the pen name Speranza, and had a co
Ted Hughes, Britain's Poet Laureate
Ted Hughes, Britain's Poet Laureate
Ted Hughes, Britain\'s Poet Laureate Edward James Hughes is one of the most outstanding living British poets. In 1984 he was awarded the title of the nation\'s Poet Laureate. He came into prominence in the late fifties and early sixties, having earned a reputation of a prolific, original and skilful poet, which he maintained to the present day. Ted Hughes was born in 1930 in Yorkshire into a family of a carpenter. After graduating from Grammar School he went up to Cambridge to study English, but
Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston was a phenomenal woman. At the height of her success she was known as the “Queen of the Harlem Renaissance.” She came to overcome obstacles that were placed in front of her. Hurston rose from poverty to fame and lost it all at the time of her death. Zora had an unusual life; she was a child that was forced to grow up to fast. But despite Zora Neale Hurston’s unsettled life, she managed to surmount every obstacle to become one of the most p
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde (real name Oscar Fingal O\'Flahertie Wills Wilde) was born on October 16th, 1854 in Dublin. His father, William Robert Wilde, was an eminent eye doctor, with an interest in myths and folklore. He was the founder of the first eye and ear hospital in Great Britain, as well as the appointed Surgeon Occultist to the Queen, who knighted him. His mother, Jane Francesca Elgee Wilde, was a poet who wrote patriotic Irish verse under the pen name Speranza, and had a considerable fo
Volcano Mount Vesuvius
Volcano Mount Vesuvius
Volcano Mount Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located in southern Italy, near the bay of Naples and the city of Naples. It is the only active volcano on the European mainland. Vesuvius rises to a height of 1277 m (4190 ft). Vesuvio (Vesuvius) is probably the most famous volcano on earth, and is one of the most dangerous. Mount Vesuvius is a strato-volcano consisting of a volcanic cone (Gran Cono) that was built within a summit caldera (Mount Somma). The Somma-Vesuvius complex has formed ove
Reasearch On Voodoo
Reasearch On Voodoo
Reasearch On Voodoo Voodoo and It’s Misinterpretation in America Voodoo is a religion rich in heiratage and founded in faith and community. The religion has been villianized by western culture and has been wrongly protrayed as malignant and dangerous. The religion is not founded in any of the “black magics” or fear popularized by Hollywood films, but rather it is based on balance and tradition. The religion is not something which should be encountered with inhibition or fear induced from childho
A Discussion On Earthquakes
A Discussion On Earthquakes
A Discussion On Earthquakes Perhaps Mother Nature offers no greater force than that of the earthquake. Across the span of time, earthquakes have been recorded for their incredible destructive forces, and their abilities to awe mankind with their unparalleled force. Earthquakes can often strike without any notice, leveling large cities and killing scores of innocent people. Not only can earthquakes bring harm to society through these methods of destruction, but they can also cause millions of dol
Jim Crow Laws
Jim Crow Laws
Jim Crow Laws Introduction Jim Crow laws are about power. Power of one race over another. These laws really highlight the flaws and weakness of human nature. One group of people asserting power over another for the pride and vanity of a system of politics that had been defeated at the cost of thousands of American lives during the civil war. The term Jim Crow has its origins of interest also. The interpretation was intended to ridicule the African American by white American\'s in the position of
Privateers
Privateers
Privateers The word privateer conjures a romantic image in the minds of most Americans. Tales of battle and bounty pervade the folklore of privateering, which has become a cherished, if often overlooked part of our shared heritage. Legends were forged during the battle for American independence, and these men were understandably glorified as part of the formation of our national identity. The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of these men were common opportunists, if noteworthy nava
History of the Marshall Islands
History of the Marshall Islands
History of the Marshall Islands The Marshall Islands is a republic of 29 atolls and 5 coral islands. The islands are one of the four main groups that make up Micronesia. The nearest neighbor to the Marshalls are the Federated States of Micronesia. They\'re only 26 populated islands in the Marshalls because a lot of the islands are too small to support many people. There are two roughly parallel chains of islands that make up the western Ralik group and the eastern Ratak group. Now that you know
African Culture
African Culture
African Culture Continuing Tradition, The Struggle For African Culture In America African-Americans as they are now known as, were originally pulled from their homelands, disconnecting them from all that they once knew. One way to remember their ancestors and the ways that they were brought up was to keep their culture alive in this new land. It freed them from the daily torture from their masters, healed them from their ailments, as well as entertained themselves and the white families. African
History of The Marshall Islands
History of The Marshall Islands
History of The Marshall Islands History of the Marshall Islands The Marshall Islands is a republic of 29 atolls and 5 coral islands. The islands are one of the four main groups that make up Micronesia. The nearest neighbor to the Marshalls are the Federated States of Micronesia. They\'re only 26 populated islands in the Marshalls because a lot of the islands are too small to support many people. There are two roughly parallel chains of islands that make up the western Ralik group and the eastern
Witch
Witch
Witch Outline Thesis: Salem witch trail is an example of the American politic; people who have the power in politic tents to do things too little or too late to help the society because of the fear that they will be the one to blame for the problems. I. Introduction and definition of Witchcraft A. When and why society consider Witchcraft as evil. II. Probe the time-line A. Culture beliefs III. Episode began A. Parris and Williams show strange physical behavior and the village’s doctor concluded
The Devil and Tom Walker: Human Intent and the Aft
The Devil and Tom Walker: Human Intent and the Aft
The Devil and Tom Walker: Human Intent and the Aftermath of It Washington Irving, in writing The Devil and Tom Walker, and Stephen Vincent Benet, in writing The Devil and Daniel Webster illustrate to the reader the consequences of man\'s desire for material wealth and how a person\'s motivation for a relationship with the devil affects the outcome of the deal. In these two different, yet surprisingly similar narratives, the authors present their beliefs about human intent and motive. In T
Human Intent and the Aftermath of It
Human Intent and the Aftermath of It
Human Intent and the Aftermath of It Human Intent and the Aftermath of It Washington Irving, in writing The Devil and Tom Walker, and Stephen Vincent Benet, in writing The Devil and Daniel Webster illustrate to the reader the consequences of man\'s desire for material wealth and how a person\'s motivation for a relationship with the devil affects the outcome of the deal. In these two different, yet surprisingly similar narratives, the authors present their beliefs about human intent and mo
Laurence Yep
Laurence Yep
Laurence Yep Presenting Laurence Yep Laurence Yep is noted for creating vivid and complex characters based on his own experiences. Yep’s most famous work is Dragonwings. It has won several awards, including the Newbery Honor for 1976, the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award for 1976, and the American Library Association’s Notable Children’s Book Award for 1975 (Johnson-Feelings 353). The story starts at the turn of the century when Moon Shadow moves to America to live with
A Discussion On Earthquakes
A Discussion On Earthquakes
A Discussion On Earthquakes Perhaps Mother Nature offers no greater force than that of the earthquake. Across the span of time, earthquakes have been recorded for their incredible destructive forces, and their abilities to awe mankind with their unparalleled force. Earthquakes can often strike without any notice, leveling large cities and killing scores of innocent people. Not only can earthquakes bring harm to society through these methods of destruction, but they can also cause millions of dol
Courtly Love and Social Institutions
Courtly Love and Social Institutions
Courtly Love and Social Institutions For several thousand years, the world’s wealthy and nobility used marriage as a contract, a method of binding two families together to increase power or money. Only in the last century has that sort of arranged marriage disappeared. During the Middle Ages, arranged marriages were common in every station of life. From princes to weavers to peasant farmers, it was the social norm for two families to arrange a match between their children for the sake of power a
HONDURAS
HONDURAS
HONDURAS 0/98 Western Honduras was at the edge of the great Maya civilization during the 1st millennium AD, and the ruins at Copán show the advanced stage of the country\'s population. The Maya were in decline by the time Christopher Columbus reached their shores on his fourth voyage in 1502. The native population was wiped out by the Spanish conquest and by the European diseases but the number of Spanish settlers was small and included few women. The natives and the Spanish mixed together and m
The Importance of Gender Conflicts Literature to S
The Importance of Gender Conflicts Literature to S
The Importance of Gender Conflicts Literature to Society Past and Present ENGL 1302 Professor Bonin by Mary Finch Gender conflict arises when one set or another defies social norn through thought or actions. Society is constantly changing, some would say evolving, and gender roles are constantly being redefined. Female have traditionally been subservient to males women throughout the passage of time have found themselves fighting our male dominated society in order to gain their rights and remed
The 7 Years War
The 7 Years War
The 7 Years War The word privateer conjures a romantic image in the minds of most Americans. Tales of battle and bounty pervade the folklore of privateering, which has become a cherished, if often overlooked part of our shared heritage. Legends were forged during the battle for American independence, and these men were understandably glorified as part of the formation of our national identity. The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of these men were common opportunists, if noteworthy
The Importance of Gender Conflicts Literature to S
The Importance of Gender Conflicts Literature to S
The Importance of Gender Conflicts Literature to Society Past and Present Gender conflict arises when one set or another defies social norn through thought or actions. Society is constantly changing, some would say evolving, and gender roles are constantly being redefined. Female have traditionally been subservient to males women throughout the passage of time have found themselves fighting our male dominated society in order to gain their rights and remedies in the legal system and society itse
Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Mark Twain Scott Rawls Mr. Sam Worley English 2013 February 21, 1999 First Assignment Samuel Langhorne Clemens, writing under the pen name Mark Twain, in his own unique style, has created two master pictures of life on and along the Mississippi river that will forever stand out in American Literature; Adventures of Huckleberry Finnand The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Although each novel focuses on the namesake leading characters, Tom and Huck appear together in both novels as friends. Through the t
American Composers
American Composers
American Composers Ch.12 Paul Whiteman(1890-1967)= a classically trained violinist and violist who adored jazz but lacked the gift to emulate the uninhibited improvisations of the jazz musicians he admired, formed a dance band in the early twenties that played jazzy arrangements of popular and even classical melodies. Blues = a black vocal folk music, began as vocal (largely instrumental). Classical blues = based on 3 lines of text. Wild wame don’t do the blues. Urban Blues = blues pieces writte
Challenger (STS-51L)
Challenger (STS-51L)
Challenger (STS-51L) Theriault 1 NASA has believed that they have harnessed the power of mother nature and because they can get to the moon, they must be able to do nearly everything else as well. On January 28, 1986 mother nature won. In this report you will learn the main cause of the shuttles destruction, other problems regarding the launch, and the bureaucracy which killed seven people. Information about how America reacted to the disaster is also included. Problems on the Pad The shuttle tr
Voice of Houstons Past
Voice of Houstons Past
Voice of Houstons Past For most of American history, African-Americans have been considered and treated as inferiors. Their folksongs and tales have been benignly looked upon as harmless, meaningless expressions of a dull-witted race whose only contribution to American life was a strong back and a weak mind. Even after the Civil War, the ingrown prejudices continued to relegate the freedmen to the bottom rung of a strict caste ladder. Their folklore was repeatedly ignored or belittled. Only sinc
Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg Final Draft Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), was an American poet, biographer, and balladeer. He was a writer, famous for his free-verse style (Carl Sandburg, 222). He focused on the people and places of modern American life. Sandburg wrote what is regarded as the definitive biography of Abraham Lincoln. He was even invited to address the joint session and to be honored, when the houses of Congress came together on Feb. 12, 1959, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Lincoln
The 1930’s: The Good Times and The Bad Times
The 1930’s: The Good Times and The Bad Times
The 1930’s: The Good Times and The Bad Times The decade of the 1930’s can be characterized in two parts: The Great Depression, and the restoration of the American economy. America had been completely destroyed due to the Stock Market Crash of 1929. It was up to the government and people of the 1930’s to mend America’s wounds. One man stood up to this challenge, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He promised to fix the American economy, provide jobs, and help the needy. During The Great Depression, the
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg This most famous and most important Civil War Battle occurred over three hot summer days, July 1 to July 3, 1863, around the small market town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It began as a skirmish but by the time it ended, it involved 160,00 Americans. Before the battle, major cities in the North such as Philadelphia, Baltimore and even Washington itself, were under threat of attack from General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia which had crossed the Po
Evolutionary Psychology-Fact or Chauvinism
Evolutionary Psychology-Fact or Chauvinism
Evolutionary Psychology-Fact or Chauvinism Every man’s dream, at one time or another, has been to be the all powerful sex god, with harems of submissive women. So why not invent a psychology to express that? Actually, I feel that evolutionary psychology is based on some kernels of truth; however, it fits in better when approached from the overall biological view of natural evolution combined with wisdom from the sociological perspective. From the biological point of view, one can hardly believe
Washington Irving
Washington Irving
Washington Irving Washington Irving was the first native American to succeed as a professional writer. He remains important as a pioneer in American humor and the development of the short story. Irving was greatly admired and imitated in the 19th century. Toward the end of his career, his reputation declined due to the sentimentality and excessive gentility of much of his work (Irving 479). Washington Irving\'s time spent in the Hudson Valley and abroad contributed to his writing of The Devil
Can Other Animals Acquire Language?
Can Other Animals Acquire Language?
Can Other Animals Acquire Language? From: Freedman, Introductory Psychology, 1978 1. Animals other than humans have not developed communication comparable to human language. But is it possible that other animals have the capacity to learn a language if they are adequately taught? Obviously, this is a fascinating notion. The idea of communicating directly with another species has long been part of human folklore and children's fantasies. But on a scientific level, the question of whether animals
Revision Francais
Revision Francais
Revision Francais Litterature quebecoise apres 1980 Communication : Appel a la resistance : predominance de la litterature orale (memoires ancestrales, folklore, chansons et legendes). Fonction du langage : Expressive : centree sur les sentiments, emotions. Incitative : incitation a l'ecoute, a l'action. Relationnelle : provocation et maintien du contact entre l'auteur et le lecteur. Explicative : definitions. Informative : releve de l'information. Poetique : valeurs expressive, poetiq