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Descriptive Essay - The Baseball Diamond

- The Baseball Diamond Many people don't understand the point in playing baseball. Why would someone swing a stick, hit a ball, and try to get back to where they started before the ball returns. What pleasure is there in that. Why not participate in a sport like wrestling or track where there is an obvious level of individual improvement and therefore pleasure. Well, I play baseball because of the love I have for the sport, and because of the feeling that overwhelms me every time I walk onto a baseball field....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Descriptive Essays - The Horse Farm

- The Horse Farm I am jarred out of a relaxing sleep by a voice yelling my name in a loud whisper, and a light burning through my eyelids. Groggily, I open my eyes to see my father standing in the doorway to my messy room. He tells me that I need to get going, that it is 3:00 a.m., and I'm burning daylight. I find my clothes and get dressed. The whole time I wonder why I get up this early to visit the rugged outdoors. I want to go back to bed, but I know my dad will be back in to make sure I am getting ready, in a little bit....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Descriptive Essay - The City Dock

- The perfect place in the city is one that is incredibly versatile – it may be bustling with activity one minute and nearly deserted the next. The city dock has been a mainstay of the city for as long as anyone can remember, and it has a different effect on everyone. Everyone can appreciate the dock for his or her own reasons. One of the best aspects of the city dock is the amount of activity that can almost always be found if you know where to look. Every year the Great Dock Canoe Race – an event in which teams of two people race a canoe across the bay - is held at the dock, and you’re guaranteed to find many teams racing their canoes in the bay....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Descriptive Essay - The Evangelic Church

- It may seem a little bit strange, but my favorite place in town in none other than this beautiful Evangelic Church. However, it wasn’t always so. When I was a child I used to be frightened of entering such a place for it seemed so imposing and somewhat dangerous, especially when music was being played. One day, in order to keep a promise I had made, I saw myself forced to enter. It took me quite a while to get the courage to pass through the old oak door, but the moment I stepped in, I realized just how enchanting and breathtaking this building could be....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Descriptive Essay - A Mountain Resort

- Mountain Resort For those who like winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, we have just the perfect place- the remote yet very popular mountain resort called Balea Lake. It is situated at an altitude of 2,034m, being the highest mountain resort of Romania. The cliffs are covered with snow from November till late July, sometimes still persisting till the new one arrives. First, you have to reach Balea Waterfall, and only afterwards try to get to the lake. Late spring is the best time to come- you take the main road and you’re disappointed cause you see no sign of snow and you think you have come such a long way for nothing....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Descriptive Essay - The Pier

- Naples, not the most exciting place on the planet. No, people have seemed to conclude that Naples, FL is the place to go for a nice, relaxing retirement. And I have to agree, they are right. Naples is a place filled with tee times on golf courses, lunches at country clubs, longs walks along the beach and a casual stroll on the downtown sidewalks, sipping on a frappacino, all accompanied by sunny, cloudless days. So, what is a teenager to do. Despite the “elderly-friendly” appeal, Naples has proved to be somewhat teen-friendly....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Descriptive Essay - Fifth Avenue

- Naples is a very unique city that attracts people from all over the world to its beautiful surroundings. Amongst the pristine beaches and championship golf courses, a teenager can find many entertaining locations. One such area can be found in downtown Naples on Fifth Avenue. Along this stretch of road near the beach lies a vast array of shops, cafes, restaurants, and other establishments. I often find myself spending many nights on Fifth Avenue, walking along the tree-lined streets or sitting in one of the numerous cafés or restaurants....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Descriptive Essay - The Woods in Autumn

- The Woods in Autumn It is not true that the close of a life which ends in a natural fashion- --life which is permitted to put on the display of death and to go out in glory- --inclines the mind to rest. It is not true of a day ending nor the passing of the year, nor of the fall of leaves. Whatever permanent, uneasy question is native to men, comes forward most insistent and most loud at such times. There are still places where one can feel and describe the spirit of the falling of leaves....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing, Observatio]

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Descriptive Essay -The Dump

- The Dump     My mom and I were cleaning up our attic this weekend, and in the process I found all sorts of old junk that I had forgotten about. Of course, I wanted to keep everything I saw; otherwise, I would not have stashed it there in the first place. But after standing over me and prying my hands off of every item that I encountered, my mom finally convinced me to haul all of my broken treasures to the Dump. I wince at the thought of having to brave the ever-present gloom that reigns there....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Descriptive Essay - The Meadow

- The Meadow           On a crisp autumn afternoon, I sat idly under an enormous oak tree watching as a whirlwind whisked across the rolling hills of  the meadow.  As it passed by me, the whirlwind scooped up a dormant pile of leaves lying next to the oak tree.  The leaves appeared to come alive twisting, turning, and dancing about the meadow.  They were sporting their new fall colors of red, orange, brown, and yellow.   The brittle autumn leaves seemed to be having a party.  As the party moved out of sight, I began to think about the last time I visited the meadow.  The memories of my last visit are vivid with relaxed and peaceful thoughts  motivated by the images, scents, and sound...   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing, Observatio]

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Descriptive Essay - The Football Practice Field

- The Beauty of the Football Practice Field Imagine a small town with green trees and windy roads slowly fading into the "dobes" of the desert that surround its southern border. Along with the desert is a vast mountain range that snuggles against its northern and eastern borders. The heart of this small town is its high school, which resides on the outer edge of the town where the green stops and the dry "dobes" begin. The school is completely surrounded by dry plains that stretch as far as you can see except for a small oasis of green grass....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Descriptive Essay - The Old Root Cellar

- The Old Root Cellar Our summer trips to Colorado seemed to take forever. I was an eager four year old child who couldn't wait to get to my secret place. Every child has a special place: it might be a fort made out of sheets and couple of chairs, or maybe it's an easy chair that serves as a stage coach or a fighter plane. Maybe its a bed that becomes a ship protecting you from sharks. My special place was at my grandparents farm. My childhood was spent on military bases or in suburban neighborhoods....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Descriptive Essay - Our Mountain Cabin

- Our Mountain Cabin The ruckus from the bottom of the truck is unbearable, because of the noise and excessive shaking. As we slowly climbed the mountain road to reach our lovely cabin, it seemed almost impossible to reach the top, but every time we reached it safely. The rocks and deep potholes shook the truck and the people in it, like a paint mixer. Every window in the truck was rolled down so we could have some leverage to hold on and not loose our grip we needed so greatly. The fresh clean mountain air entered the truck; it smelt as if we were lost: nowhere close to home....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Descriptive Essay - College Dorm Room

- Filthy College Dorm Room As I lifted my head, I was greeted by at least fifty naked models, all in various X-rated positions, each eyeing me with an expression that suggested nothing but lust and desire. I stepped into the room, only to be overwhelmed with at least twenty-five more girls stripped of any trace of clothing. Although my legs were begging to walk my sickened body out the door, I brought myself together and looked at the reason I was forcing myself to stay there. I had to pee so badly, and a small, filthy toilet was only a few short steps across the chilled tile floor....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Descriptive Essay Example: The Football Field

- The Football Field The wheels on the bus went round and round, all the way to Paonia. The ten mile trip seemed to last forever. Whoosh, Whoosh was the only sound could be heard as the wheels ran through the new rain puddles that were created earlier that day. It was dead silent, you could have heard a pin drop. We all knew what was at stake. For each of us it was a different thing, but on both sides of the ball we knew that in order to have bragging rights for the rest of our lives this would be the game that we would have to win....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Descriptive Essay - The Wrestling Room

- The Wrestling Room As I sit here with my eyes closed, I imagine a tropical breeze. The warm wet air slides over my face. The humidity seems almost heavy enough to crush me. As I take a deep breath, the realization that this is no tropical air comes crashing in. Instead of the refreshing scent of the ocean, or tropical plants, the taste of salt from sweat and a smell of the human body fill my lungs. The daydream is over. A shrill whistle sounds and the voice of coach Chuck booms through out the room, breaking the peace that was comforting the pain in my shoulder and bringing me back to reality....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation]

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Descriptive Essay: A Beautiful Place

- I think we all have a beautiful place in our mind. I have a wonderful place that made me happy a lot of times, years ago. But sometimes I think that I am the only person who likes this place and I'm asking myself if this place will be as beautiful as I thought when I will go back to visit it again. Perhaps I made it beautiful in my mind. This place is meaningful to me because it is part of the county I loved, is part of the county where I grew up and is part of my childhood. This place is in the country in an old region named Appalachia, a small piece of the Appalachian Mountains, in a town named Pikeville....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example]

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Descriptive Essay: A Healing Place

- In my hometown, there is not much to do on any night of the week, so many nights I found myself walking around town with my friends. After walking an hour of so we would often become tired and need a rest. The swing along the Mississippi River was always a great resting spot. The metal swing fits up to four people and has a great view of the Lock and Dam. Although the swing was cold when we first sat down, it would soon warm up and sometimes we would end up staying there for hours just talking....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples]

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Descriptive Essay: A Beautiful Paradise

- The other night I was sitting by the blazing fire eating a juicy orange, and the sweet smell reminded me of my vacations to Florida over winter break. I will never forget the fresh smell of the air when we stepped off the airplane. I could see my grandparents from across the crowded airport. I would always be so excited to step on the soft, white, sandy beach. The first thing I would do is change into my bathing suit and run out to the beach. My sister and I would spend the day splashing in the salty water, until we were too tired to keep our heads above the water....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example]

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Descriptive Essay Example: The Photo

- The Photo This picture, probably the only one in existence of all my friends together, has more meaning than it seems. At first, it appears to be nothing more than a happy congregation of teenagers, all from the ages of fifteen to sixteen. In the background you can see a fence enclosing a sand volleyball court. My friends that are kneeling on the bottom row are Shawn (who is affectionately known as Goose because of his long neck and his last name being Gosselin) and Paul. The ones on the top row are, from left to right, Brad, Matt, Kayla, Charlie, Jenny, Greg, Brent, and Daniel....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples]

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Descriptive Representation Of The American Democracy

- Citizens of the United States rely heavily on their representatives to ensure that their concerns are heard, as well as that their needs are met. Descriptive and agency representation are two types of representation. Descriptive representation is the idea that one will get representation when they share characteristics with representatives such as race, religion, and gender (Conover, 10/13). This means that persons who have similar backgrounds and experiences should also have similar political preferences....   [tags: United States House of Representatives]

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Descriptive Essay: My Racing Heart

- I was so tired, even attempting to keep my eyes open was a struggle. My whole body was drunk with fatigue after a hard day’s work, constantly staring at a computer screen and typing away as if in a solemn trance. My bony white hands, their blood frozen by the bitter winter frost were clutching to the steering wheel like a helpless man gripping the edge of a cliff, desperately holding on picturing his fate. My brain wanted to give in, to remain in the lapses of sleep that I kept drifting in and out of....   [tags: Descriptive Essay]

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Descriptive Essay: Lou's Place

- It is years later and I can still remember my first visit to Lou's Cafe. Stopping in to see if anyone could tell us where to locate the turn we had missed, my dad and I received a large dose of culture shock. It seemed as if we had opened the door to a place where time stood still. Miss Lou Dixon owns and runs that restaurant in the middle of Small Town, USA. Miss Lou has been in business at that location since 1954. Even though the place looks a little squalid, it is not for lack of care; in fact, Lou is proud of how clean she keeps her place....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example]

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Descriptive Essay: The Courthouse

- The Courthouse When we are young, most of us are somewhat naive. We are inherently taught that good will always triumph over evil. A courthouse is the forum where evil should be dealt with. But, in reality, this is seldom the case. The county courthouse looks like a typical courthouse. The courthouse itself looks like a place where justice is served. It is a Romanesque building, three stories high, with large pillars in the front. Ivy grows up one side of the building. The green grass in the courtyard is immaculately kept....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples]

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Descriptive Essay: The Arena

- The Arena - Sensory Overload Standing here, in this arena that's larger than five of my houses, I feel like a needle in a haystack. So many people surround me it's like I'm a little grain of sand in a huge ocean. The people in the round gymnasium all form a crimson, white, and blue rainbow. Their shirts mesh together like a finely woven shirt with different colors strings. Smelling the concession stand foods, makes me feel like a starving child. The aroma of the melted cheese on nachos, makes me want to be outside having a picnic....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples]

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Descriptive Essay: Grandpa's Place

- Grandpa's Place I know to take one last breath of fresh, clean air before I open the front screen door and then the faded, chipped white wood door. I walk in, and the blend of the aroma of apples and old people suffocates me. As I walk in, the same two-year old cat food is right where it has been for the last six months: in front of the front door on the cold faded tile floor. The cat disappeared four months ago, but I guess there is still hope that he will come back one day. I approach the sliding wooden door to enter the front living room and see some bird feed on the floor that must have been spilled the previous week along with a stack of news papers....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Observation Essay]

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Descriptive Essay - The Swimming Pool

- Descriptive Essay - The Swimming Pool The tiles were still dirty from the residue of chlorine and pittle combined into one thick layer of impossible gunk. This gunk surrounded the edge of pool right where the water met the lowest part of the tile and was even apparent underneath the shallow water fountain around the back end. The ring had been worn away in spots where the missus had got so fed up that she was gonna put an end to this "ring of filth" once and for all. A few times she had started, but had always found a broken nail or straying hair to become spontaneously obsessive about when her arm got tired of scrubbing....   [tags: Description, Observation]

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The Classification of Descriptive Ethics

- Values and Ethics are principal to any organisation. Values can be defined as those things that are substantial/valuable to or treasured by someone, it’s what we as a professional people judge to be correct both personally and organisationally. Therefore ethics can be defined as moral standards that rule one’s actions or the administering of an activity. BODY 3 TYPES OF ETHICS 1. Descriptive Ethics The classification of descriptive ethics is the clearest to comprehend - it simply includes explaining how people function or what various moral principles they insist to pursue....   [tags: values, mormative ethics, leadership]

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Descriptive Characteristics Of Caucasian Children

- Three to five percent of all school age children, suffer from a pattern of neurodevelopment behaviors, and they are known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.(ADHD). These behaviors without the aid of medication can prevent children of color especially from being productive in classroom settings by sending deceptive signals to their instructor that subjects them to being labeled as special education students. What percentage of Caucasian to afro Americans suffer with the diagnosis. I do not agree that all these diagnoses of ADHD are necessary and are a product of cultural stereotypes....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Descriptive Writing And Visual Arts

- Take Home Exam A caricature is a device used in descriptive writing and visual arts where particular aspects of a subject are exaggerated to create to create a silly or comic effect.(Caricature) There were many caricatures made by the whites that are different in looks, style, behavior but at the end of the day these caricatures are made only in an attempt to conform African Americans and make them feel inferior themselves. These different caricatures include; Sambo, Mammy, Pickaninny, Brute, Zip Coon, and Black Rambo....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people, African American]

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Narrative vs. Descriptive Writing

- A narrative essay uses a point of view to tell a story. It is an engaging way for an author to tell his reader about an experience they have had or a personal story. Descriptive writing is a description of something. It could be a person, place, thing, emotion or experience. The author is allowed more artistic freedom when writing in descriptive form. While both descriptive and narrative essays are similar in many ways, the descriptive essays use of language fully immerses the reader into the story and allows the reader to feel the intended emotion....   [tags: writing composition, ]

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What are Descriptive Statistics?

- ... The software that researchers use is often very expensive and has a steep learning curve. But, you don’t have to be a statistician or mathematical genius to use data. Descriptive statistics do not require one to have the statistical software or the statistical knowledge to describe the basic features of the data, but more often than not, descriptive statistics can be very powerful and persuasive when used appropriately. Defenders can use descriptive statistics to present quantitative descriptions of the data in a manageable form and it helps defenders to simplify large amounts of data numerically and/or graphically....   [tags: data, inferencial statistics]

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Narrative vs. Descriptive Writing

- Narrative vs. Descriptive There are many different types of writing styles that are used in everyday literature; in books and magazine articles, scholarly and academic journals. According to Essentials of College Writing, by C. M. Connell & K. Sole (2013), descriptive writing is “defined by painting pictures with words” (chapter 6.4, line 1), while narrative writing is described as “storytelling from the point of view of the narrator” (chapter 6.3, line 1). Narrative writing is more appealing considering the reader is drawn into the worlds created by the storyteller; since narrative writing has a plot descriptive writing has no time elements or chronological order to the writing....   [tags: composition, storytelling]

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Descriptive Essay - New York City in the Morning

- A violin song pulls us out of sleep, dreams of trains and pineapples, like a silk rope. He notices the morning light come to the wall. In the city we left only a few days ago, we learned about waking up before dawn, not to the light, but to the stirring that moves the blood in our thighs and hands. The morning was ancient before the sun even rose. Rising early in New York City allows you to hear the birds on the street. When we emerged from the tight doorway leading out of the apartment, I saw that the color of the sidewalk and street matched the tone of the sky....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Descriptive Essay - The Interesting Bus Ride Home

- The Interesting Bus Ride Home When most people think about an eventful or memorable place, they almost certainly would not picture a bus. As we all know, buses are not exactly attractive. The design scheme is the same in almost every bus: rows and rows of brown seats, a thin black aisle down the middle of the bus, hundreds of hazy windows, and the big, lemon-yellow exterior. Not many people, I am sure, would consider buses to be an important part of their lives. However, if a person were to think about it, they would realize that they probably have had at least one memorable experience in their life that took place on a bus....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Descriptive Statistics: Raw Data

- Several things can be done to the raw data in order to see what they can say about the hypotheses (Neuman, 2003). An inspection of the raw data can be done by using the descriptive statistics to find obvious coding errors. The minimum and maximum values for each variable must fall within the admissible range. Pairwise correlations depict that all relationships must be in the expected direction. Meanwhile, listwise deletion of missing values indicates that the data can be used for analysis. An outlier is an observation that is unusually small or large....   [tags: Data Analysis, Standard Deviation, Variance]

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Descriptive Properties in Writing

- One thing that is very important in all forms of writing – not just poetry – is the description. When writing, an author should describe the setting and the characters thoroughly, in a way that resounds in the reader. All descriptions are written in hopes of putting an image into your head, and especially as sophomores, I believe that we are still learning how to write descriptions. Descriptions are not as easy as everyone thinks of them as – not a good description, anyway. I’ve read many descriptive sentences from peer grading essays and my trudge through numerous novels and short stories, and rarely do I find that descriptions really put an image into my head....   [tags: image, relate, reader, poem]

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Descriptive or Expressive Statistics

- Statistics We define statistics as a branch of mathematics as a means to analyze, understand what we observe and explain synopses, so as to create sense and meaning of our explanations and observations. Each day in life we come across information that originates in various forms. This is to means in order to put sense in this information; there is the necessity to use statistics. Though, due to its empirical applications and focus, statistics is typically regarded as a distinctive math’s sciences and not only a math’s branch (Chance et al, 2005) Therefore, in certain tasks a statistician use is less mathematical; for example, ensuring that collection of data is carried out in a way that yie...   [tags: numerical summaries, inferencial statistics]

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Three Descriptive Research Methods

- One of of three methods used for descriptive research is the case study. The case study method is the oldest form of research used in psychology today. To help you better understand what case studies are I would recommend you think of an individual person case. Case study is when someone studies one person to explain things that happen for all of us. Basically applying the outcome to all people ; one representing all. Case studies will describe your behavior. In present day we have noticed that although the individual cases may be accurate, it only applies to that one person....   [tags: Psychology]

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Descriptive and Predictive Analysis

- ... Additional advantage of Big Data in future will be derived from blending the intelligence of the people who have deep understanding of operations, with the power of increased machine driven operational insights. Big data used well with the analytics techniques will provide the digital SCM with great answers and also provide valuable help in doing faster and better business in future’s data driven world. Tighter integration, management and analysis of these databases using big data can be helpful to improve efficiencies of inventory management, sales and distribution process and continuous monitoring of devices....   [tags: the internet of things]

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Descriptive Essay about Sunset Beach

- Ever since Sunset Beach has been officially opened to the public, there has been a drastic increase of tourists present. Television programs concluded that at least a thousand people visit the beach everyday. Reasons for their stay are that they feel comfortable with the environment that surrounds the beach front, people who are at the beach are joyous and numerous activities to enjoy, and the fresh scent of the sparkly waters, make the visitors feel calm and pleasurable. So I decided to take a trip there....   [tags: Description, narrative, descriptive]

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Descriptive Essays - The Good Old Truck

- The Good Old Truck   My dad bought his red Dodge Dakota truck in 1995. When he got the truck it had already hit a deer and two cows. Since he has owned it, its value has gone down considerably, even though he has spent more money fixing it than he paid for it. If it was worth as much money as it has cost to keep it running we could sell it and buy a new car. It is red with a stripe down one side-- yes, only one side, the other side has no stripe, I have no idea why this is. There is also a huge dent above the right hind wheel that occurred when a horse tried to jump in the back of the truck....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples]

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Descriptive Essay - The Local Golf Course

- Our town is notable for having several interesting golf courses. For those residents whose interests lie in other pursuits, those courses are a waste of large quantities of otherwise useful space that could be better used to construct another mall or store. For the golf enthusiasts among us, however, the preponderance of courses is a delightful benefit of living in this otherwise uninteresting locale, where the only saving grace is the plentiful supply of interesting people. The golf course is an oasis of artificiality in a desert of flat land and unnatural colors....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays]

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Descriptive Essay Example: The Oak Tree

- Looking back, I remember running through the long lush grass pretending we were at battle andtrying to take cover. I would always find myself behind the old oak tree in our back yard. This was my favorite spot. The thick trunk, like a bodyguard, protected me from the imaginary bullets that flew towards my body. I would lean against the hard bark and for some reason it was comforting to have something sturdy to lean on. It was dark brown, and every now and then a spider would nestle between the pieces of bark....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essay]

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Free Descriptive Essays: The Church Picnic

- The Church Picnic On Sunday August 22nd, the Delta Church of Religious Science had its first annual picnic. It was a gorgeous day at Contra Loma Reservoir in Antioch. The breeze gently ruffled the leaves as the branches of the shade trees swayed over the picnic tables. Although the mercury soared to 95 degrees, the heat was not oppressive. The Delta Church, having only formed last October, is relatively small with only seventeen members. Considering that, the turnout of thirty people for the picnic was outstanding....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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Free Descriptive Essays: Opening for Business

- Opening for Business The clock is ticking. I missed the last bus, and now I'm jogging down the streets of the city in my favorite black suit, dodging pedestrians and street vendors. I have exactly fifteen minutes to get into the bank, go to the bathroom, and prepare for my business day. If I arrive in less than fifteen minutes, I will be present for the opening of the bank, the most stressful part of my day. I round the corner of Main and Vine Streets, looking directly at the familiar dark marble building....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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Descriptive Essay: My Mystical Place

- For a half hour, every school day, for a few months, I was really happy. A friend and I would go to the drainpipe, and we would sit, talk, eat our lunches, and listen to my walkman. It was the perfect place: It was quiet, beautiful, and it was full of peace. It didn't matter whether it was cold or hot, somehow you didn't feel anything sitting on that drainpipe. You would feel the wind on your face, and it made your face cold, but inside, you felt warm and cozy, and you almost felt like you couldn't be harmed....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples]

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Descriptive Essay: Our Summer Cabin

- In my lifetime, I have been privileged to travel to some of the most beautiful places in the world. I have seen the rich fire of sunset over the Rocky Mountains and the brilliance of coral reefs in crystal blue Caribbean waters. No spot on earth, however, has yet surpassed the beauty of my childhood paradise, a place my family called Tamarack. Tamarack was a family camp and hunting lodge set deep in the heart of the Mountains. My earliest memories of it are fractured images of sights and sounds and smells--golden bars of sunlight through majestic oaks and elms, the ever-present smell of wood smoke and haunting echoes....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay]

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Descriptive Narrative Of ' Shooting An Elephant ' And ' The Lottery '

- A successful descriptive narrative displays the necessary information for a reader to explain or develop speculations within the material. Narrating the text of a story, told through one or more narrators, allows the audience to connect with the feelings of the narrator. A description includes imagery for the audience’s recognition. Furthermore, descriptive narratives have a purpose and are there for a reason. “Shooting an Elephant” and “The Lottery” are both descriptive narratives. Descriptive narratives show a clearer understanding of the passage; therefore, the stronger text is “Shooting an Elephant” because of its detail and the plot’s conflict....   [tags: Narrative, Narrative mode, Narrator, Narratology]

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Differences Between Descriptive And Inferential Statistics

- Read Part G, Topics 47-61 and Part H, Topics 62-67 in our textbook. Post a reading report on this discussion board forum answering the following questions: 1. What are the differences between descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive stats summarize data so the data can be comprehended. The researchers prepare a frequency distribution which shows the frequencies as descriptive statistics. Percentages, and averages are also descriptive statistics. Therefore, the descriptive statistics describe sets of data collected through observation....   [tags: Statistical significance, Statistics]

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Descriptive Grammar Vs Prescriptive Grammar

- Descriptive Grammar Vs. Prescriptive Grammar When grammar is put to use in a society, people will often have different beliefs at what is the "right" or "proper" usage. This had led to the formation of two widely accepted forms of grammar, Prescriptivism and Descriptivism. These forms will often separate those who believe their form of grammar is the only correct way from those who use many forms they find to be acceptable. Descriptive grammar is formed by analyzing how speakers use a language, and deducing the rules they follow....   [tags: Linguistics, Grammar, Syntax, Sociolinguistics]

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Descriptive Essay Example: Livestock Sale at the County Fair

- Livestock Sale at the County Fair Every year I get this feeling. The knots in my stomach are pulled tighter every time I pass through the narrow rock arch labeled with an aged sign reading, Welcome to the Delta County Fair Grounds. My eyes peer into the distance, and like every year, the park is full of commotion and energy. Kids swinging on the swings, teenagers showing off their new school clothes while sitting on the chipped green tables eating mazzo dogs, and the various types of food stands, complete the atmosphere of the Delta County Fair....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples]

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Descriptive Essay Example: The Roller Skating Rink

- The Roller Skating Rink Adolescents like to have a place they can call their own. In the fifties, teenagers hung out at the malt shop, sipping cherry cokes and rockin' with Elvis. Today, in small town USA, they're jam skating while listening to the favorite group of the month. I was amazed to find a microcosm of life blooming on a 70 x 160-foot cement slab known as a roller skating rink. As I entered the building which housed the rink, the warm, nostalgic scent of popcorn hit that part of my brain where dusty, cobwebbed memories live, memories of my own adolescence....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples]

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Free Descriptive Essays: My Room, My Haven

- My Room, My Haven Over the years I have bought and collected all sorts of silly items to decorate my room. There are posters as tall as you stand, several black lights, and a bumping stereo that all give my room its unique style. Although my room is very small, it easily holds all the stuff I need to relax and feel right at home. At night, a total of twelve feet of black light tubing engulfs my room with light. This light includes a tinge of orange which is emitted by one of the black lights....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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Descriptive Essay: My First Surprise Party

- I am the one in the picture with the sloppy bun in my hair and the bright red cheeks. The one who can't stop smiling. With all my friends surrounding me, it was one of the best days of my life. All fifteen of us look happy; it was a night for many smiles. Everyone is crowded around the table. There are a lot of red cheeks in the picture; the room was as hot as a sauna. There was a strong smell of barbeque sauce in the air as well. The picture was taken right after dinner. The table we are crowded around is messy....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples]

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Descriptive Language and The Lady of Shallot

- Descriptive Language and The Lady of Shallot In any piece of lyrical poetry, authors must masterfully use the language of the poem to covey the intended meaning. In order to ensure the meaning is not lost, it is imperative that the author incorporates various aspects of the narrative to escalate the poem past its face value. Alfred Tennyson’s poem “The Lady of Shallot” is no exception to the rule. From lines like “blue unclouded weather” and “the gemmy bridle glitter’d free”, one can draw that descriptive language is Tennyson’s tool to revealing the underlying meaning (Griffith 334)....   [tags: The Lady of Shallot]

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Statistical Methods in Quality Management: Descriptive Statistics

- Quality management frequently uses statistical methods to identify the existence of a quality problem and to analyze the root cause of the problem. Statistical methods require the collection of numerical data related to a process under investigation. The data can then be used to identify trends that can affect quality such as the rate of variance in the outcomes of a production process. The descriptive or inferential analysis of the statistical methods can also provide information about the most likely causes of the problem....   [tags: histogram, inferencial statistics, data]

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A Beautiful Ideal: Advertising as Proscriptive, Not Merely Descriptive

- A Beautiful Ideal Contrary to the popular saying, beauty is not in the eye of the beholder. Beauty and beauty ideals are delicate representations of their respective societies’ unique social, political, and economic beliefs. Definitions of beauty change throughout history, and across cultural and geographic lines. As a result of the hegemony of the modern male in society, the standards of beauty are often reflected and observed through the objectification of women. While there is no penultimate standard of beauty, an analysis of the representation of beauty exposes beauty ideals as manifestations of advertising and consumer culture....   [tags: Marketing, Gender Issues, Media]

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Ray Bradbury 's Use Of Dark Descriptive Language

- In a stringent, futuristic world dominated by media, The Pedestrian, written by Ray Bradbury, showed the perils of losing humanity, in an age flooded with technology. Bradbury’s use of dark descriptive language coupled with futuristic emptiness and a strong, amiable character, left the reader saddened yet inspired. The dystopian parable rendered Bradbury’s life in Los Angeles, with its bleak attack on urban alienation. “Ray Bradbury Biography” Bradbury 's work evokes the themes of isolation, technology, censorship, and humanistic values....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, Dystopia]

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Descriptive Essay : ' Lonely Places '

- Lonely Places Aren’t Actually Lonely Labelling our world has been a human constant; it’s how the human world is rationalized. It’s something we all do in order to asses what we have and what we need to do. Labels are used for everything, whether it be people, language, or a country, and by labelling things we set them apart by the rest and decide on our stance accordingly. In his article “Lonely Places” Pico Iyer labels the countries he visited as lonely places and explains why these countries do not fit in with the rest and why they’re isolated....   [tags: Third World, First World, Connotation, Label]

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Descriptive Essay- Describing Bass Guitar

- Description paper You can describe an object a few ways. Depending on what that object is, you have to decide on the best manner of analyzing it. If you were describing a musical instrument like a bass or guitar, the physical description might be sufficient. However, to a musician there's a lot more to it. Sitting in a music stand in the corner of a room right now is a bass. This bass looks very simple to the eye, but actually has a lot more detail than you think. To the normal eye, someone sees a smooth body shape with a long wooden neck overlapping and continuing vertically up....   [tags: description essay, observation essay]

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How Critical Hermeneutics and Descriptive Sociology Disavow Traditional Humanist Categories

- An examination of Humanist Hermeneutics in Literary Studies- the practice of close reading- but from a distance presents a room for relation between Literary Studies and other disciplines. Such practices lead to possibilities for renewed interdisciplinary exchange. Viewed within the framework of present day social constructionist theory or simply post- theory, the current essay Close but not Deep: Literary Ethics and the Descriptive Turn show how both Critical Hermeneutics and Descriptive Sociology disavow Traditional Humanist categories....   [tags: Humanist Hermeneutics in Literary Studies]

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Descriptive Analysis of Team Teaching in Two Elementary Classrooms

- In the article, "Descriptive Analysis of Team Teaching in Two Elementary Classrooms: A Formative Experimental Approach," Marshall Welch discussed the results of conducting formative and summative evaluations in two classrooms that were being team taught by a regular and a special education teacher. Welch (2000) characterizes team teaching as "taking turns in leading a discussion or having the two teachers play roles in a demonstration." The assessments included the results of student performance in reading and spelling as well as teaching procedures and overall teacher satisfaction....   [tags: Teaching, Education]

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Descriptive Images in Two Hangovers by James Wright

- Throughout the poem "Two Hangovers" many vivid and descriptive images are given by the author. The images the reader gets are cold, lonely, and dark as some think winter to be; however, in the second part the reader receives an image of bright colors which could be interpreted as a time of renewal, spring, or a time when things are looking up. Imagery and metaphors are used to show the reader the feeling and life depiction of the person in the poem while portraying the image that reflects this....   [tags: Poems, Poetry]

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Descriptive Essay on Basketball Gym

- The gym where I practice to win, the YMCA, is a place where I know who I am. It is a place I can go to escape my problems for awhile and release some stress. It is not the actual physical building, but rather the events that have occurred over the years. It is where I have formed some of the closest friendships. It is the place I have invested years of hard work for many of my accomplishments. To some it may seem odd that a place associated with sweat and physical pain can mean so much to one person....   [tags: description, Observation Essay]

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Prescriptive Approach Vs Descriptive Approach to Language

- French grammarian, Dominique Bonhours, proved on his deathbed that a grammarians work is never done when he gazed at those around his deathbed and whispered, "I am about to- or I am going to- die; either expression is used." Language is in a constant state of flux and there is always controversy to changes in and attitudes towards language. This is not something new, as it was the Romans that said the Vikings speech sounded like the 'cawing of crows' because of their harsh guttural sounds....   [tags: Linguistics]

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A Descriptive Analysis of Nigger: The Meaning of a Word by Gloria Naylor

- A Descriptive Analysis of Nigger: The Meaning of a Word by Gloria Naylor What is the rhetor’s purpose. In the essay “Nigger: the meaning of a word” Gloria Naylor discusses the essence of a word and how it can mean different things to different people in a myriad of situations. Depending on race, gender, societal status and age Naylor outlines how a word like ‘nigger’ can have different meanings within one’s own environment. Naylor discusses how a word can go from having a positive to a negative connotation merely due to how it is spoken and by whom....   [tags: Essays Papers Naylor Analysis ]

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Descriptive Language in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

- John Steinbeck uses the different type of languages and the different ideas to describe places in the book 'Of Mice and Men'. In this assignment I am going to looking at the start of chapter one paragraph one, which is the valley and countryside. Also, I am going to looking at the start of chapter two first paragraphs, which is the bunkhouse and it is in the ranch. In chapter one opening paragraph describe countryside before the ranch. It is about mountains, river, trees, sun and animals and it is a nice place....   [tags: Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck]

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Define Critical Practice in Essay Writing and Explain the Differences between a Critical Style and a Descriptive Style of Essay Writing

- Does critical writing style enhance an essay more so than descriptive writing and if so why. These are the questions that will be looked at through this essay as well as defining what critical practice or being critical in academic works really is as well as how it relates to essay writing. The word critical is defined as “involving skillful judgment as to truth, merit, etc… a critical analysis/ of or pertaining to critics or criticism: critical essays.” (Dictionary, 2013). The word practice is defined as “repeated performance or systematic exercise for the purpose of acquiring skill or proficiency: Practice makes perfect.” (Dictionary, 2013) Combining these words together they relate to es...   [tags: critical writing tecniques]

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Descriptive Language in John Updike’s A & P and Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog

- One of the talents necessary for great fiction is the ability to use descriptive language to captivate the audience and to allow them to visualize characters and scenery.  By using specific words and phrases, writers focus attention and stoke the imagination, to enable the reader to create in his/her own mind a unique and detailed setting. A striking way to illuminate the importance of this ability is to juxtapose an authors original text with less colorful wording.  For example, one can take certain exemplary samples from two different stories, John Updike’s “A & P” and Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Dog” and dull down the language, to state it in a more factual manner, completely taki...   [tags: Compare Contrast, Comparing]

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A Review of The Thesis Entitled The Role of Bahasa Indonesia in The English As A Foreign Language Classrooms (A Descriptive Study at LB LIA Buah Batu

- Reviewing the thesis entitled The Role of Bahasa Indonesia in The English As A Foreign Language Classrooms (A Descriptive Study at LB LIA Buah Batu Bandung) presents an insightful opportunity to comprehend the interaction between Bahasa Indonesia (L1) and English (L2) in teaching and learning processes. The review is focused on two chapters, mainly chapter 1 (the introduction) and chapter 3 (research methodology), as the two chapters encapsulate the crucial blueprint of the research. By means of the two chapters’ analysis, the rigor of the study is sought through the agreement of both chapters....   [tags: Indonesian Education, Learning Techniques]

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Descriptive Essay : ' A Blanket Of Quiet '

- I look up, the sunlight peaking through the far-flung branches of the sparse old trees. The air is crisp and clean, the scent of spring floating on a soft breeze. A chill dances across the skin of my bare arms, sharpening the excitement evoked by the relative solitude. My bare feet step onto the cold, damp soil exposed by the worn path made by the frequent tread of small children. Usually when I make this journey through the trees, I am chased by the loud and excited voices of younger children....   [tags: Sibling, Mother, Muscle, A Worn Path]

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Descriptive Essay : ' Candy '

- Meta: Candy is the theme of the moment within the world of slots, with Mobilots jumping on the trend with its latest release. Promising to deliver a taste worth savouring, is this game as sugary sweet as it proclaims. Sugar and Ice Review Everyone loves candy. The sugar coated delicious goodness that it delivers has a soft spot in many people’s hearts without any doubt. You can see candy influences all over the place, especially within the insanely popular mobile game Candy Crush. You can see that same candy influence take hold within fresh casino slot game release Sugar and Ice....   [tags: Play, Game, Snoop Dogg, Sweetness]

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Descriptive Essay : An Amusement Park

- Eren watched the retreating backs of his two best friends as they walked on ahead chatting animatedly with each other as if they haven’t wronged him in any way. How could they betray him like this. Mikasa must’ve noticed her brother’s grumbling behind her because she stopped and pressed her finger into his forehead without him realizing. The jolt surprised him and anger overtook surprise in a matter of seconds. “Ow. What the hell Mikasa?!” Eren griped and rubbed the sore spot on his forehead. He’d definitely have a discernible nail mark after that....   [tags: Amusement park, Roller coaster, Cedar Point]

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Edgar Allan Poe's Use of Descriptive Language in The Pit and the Pendulum

- Edgar Allan Poe's Use of Descriptive Language in The Pit and the Pendulum Edgar Allan Poe has been known for writing stories of mystery and horror. He has composed poems dealing with the occult. He favors those themes and ideas that people shy away from, death, pain, suffering, torture, terror, and fear. His gothic stories burn fright into the hearts of the reader or leave them with a sense of remorse for Poe's poor and unfortunate characters. Not many people have ever thought about how Poe goes about conveying these feelings to his readers and why it is so effective....   [tags: The Pit and the Pendulum]

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Descriptive Language in “Boys & Girls”, “Cat in the Rain”, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

- Descriptive language in the stories “Boys & Girls”, “Cat in the Rain”, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and the poem “A Far Cry from Africa”. Descriptive language is a literary tool used by many great writers. We clearly see this in the stories “Boys & Girls”, “Cat in the Rain”, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and the poem “A Far Cry from Africa”. Through the use of metaphors, imagery, similes and symbolism, the authors present their issues more effectively. We see that in all these stories, descriptive language is used to demonstrate how a characters identity predicament can lead to overall crisis....   [tags: Compare]

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Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

- As a child, I spent a great deal of time at the beach, imitating the seagulls as they darted back and forth along the sand, trying to dodge the incoming water. With each passing summer, I spent less time imitating the birds and more time enticed by the force and power of the ocean. I was hypnotized by the waves as they broke along the shore, settled in a foamy-form, and rolled back out to sea. It was not long before I found pleasure in running into the water and allowing the waves to crash over me, pummeling me to the floor....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Time, Emotion]

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Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

- “Where 's...my...Gold?” I playfully queried. This time I raise my voice, just a little, just enough so that she may hear me this time. She saw fit to defy me by sticking out her tongue, an organ I felt tempted to simply cut out for her defiance. Being robbed of an entire caravan full of gold and jewels bound for passage through Cologne was beginning to vex me. Again, I commanded her compliance once more, acquainting her face with the bluntness of the palm of my hand. Spitting in my face was her only answer....   [tags: Debut albums, 2007 singles, Light, 2000 singles]

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Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

- I had always been given a choice, I was never forced into the cage that was built around me, but if I hadn’t crawled into the cage and clipped my own wings, then I would have had to clip the wings of my daughter. I remember the first time I plucked a feather from imaginary wings that give freedom to youth to fly away from home; I was around twelve and wanted to go swimming in the river with a group of friends. My mother knew that sinful things waited for children who basked in the sun on a riverbank, she also knew that a twelve year old was not strong-willed enough to say no to the temptations of alluring false fun....   [tags: Sky, Sun, Willow, Eye color]

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Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

- "I can 't believe that you would do this to me Inuyasha!" The rain lashed down on me in cold icy pellets searing my skin like fire. I felt frozen with cold. All around me, the rain fell so hard and so thick that I could barely see what was in front of me. The wind came and rain hit me harder than before, making me feel as if a thousand knives were piercing my skin as I making my way to the Bone-eater 's well. *Flashback* "I wonder where Inuyasha at?" As I made it to the campsite where Shippo, Miroku, Kirara and Sango were sleeping but I saw no Inuyasha....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2009 singles]

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