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The Differences Between Dorian Solot’s and Stephanie Coontz’s Essays

- Is marriage really important. There is a lot of controversy over marriage and whether it is eminent. Some people believe it is and some people believe it is not. These opposing opinions cause this controversy. “On Not Saying ‘I do’” by Dorian Solot explains that marriage is not needed to sustain a relationship or a necessity to keep it healthy and happy. Solot believes that when a couple gets married things change. In “For Better, For Worse”, Stephanie Coontz expresses that marriage is not what is traditional in society because it has changed and is no longer considered as a dictator for people’s lives....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Motion Picture Special Effects

- Motion Picture Special Effects “Special visual effects have added to the allure of motion pictures since the early days of cinema. French director Georges Méliès is considered the most influential pioneer of special effects. His film “A Trip to the Moon” combined live action with animation, demonstrating to audiences that cinema could create worlds, objects, and events that did not exist in real life” (Tanis par. 1). Through examples of the new techniques and the movies where they were presented, this paper will detail the changes that special effects have seen over the last twenty-five years....   [tags: Film Movie Essays]

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Evolution of Digital Photography

- Photography is an incredibly popular form of technology. The technology behind photography has changed drastically since it was first introduced to the world. Cameras were giant, clunky, and highly technical pieces of machinery at their debut; however, now cameras are so small and easily used, people of all ages all over the world can use one. Cameras have always used the idea of capturing light. When photography first started to become a popular activity cameras displayed images on photosensitive paper, or film, which would then be developed using chemicals to reveal an image....   [tags: picture technology]

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Life Lessons Learned in "The Sky Is Gray"

- Three Life Lessons that James Learned The story "The Sky Is Gray" by Ernest Gaines is about a day in the life of a mother and son. The family is portrayed as being poor, as were most blacks in those days, and the father was recruited by the army, leaving the mother to be the sole provider for the family. On this day, James, the son, is taken to the dentist by his "mama", because he has a painful tooth. From this story, James learned three major lessons from the incidents that he witnessed that day which are; standing up for his beliefs, working hard for what he wants, and having compassion for others....   [tags: American Literature]

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Oscar Wilde 's The Nightingale And The Rose

- “Good writing” is not simply defined by proper grammar, spelling, or style. It is far more than sentence construction and plot structure. Good writing utilizes thoughtful imagery and eloquent text to capture the audience’s interest. Oscar Wilde’s short story “The Nightingale and the Rose” and Kenneth Burke’s essay “The Definition of Man” implement vivid narration and descriptive language to enthrall the reader. Through the use of metaphors and symbolism, both authors create compelling subject matter....   [tags: Metaphor, Literature, Fiction, Literary theory]

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Picture Bride

- Immigrants arriving in America for their first time are initially devastated at their new lives and realize their “golden lives” were simply fantasies and dreams of an ideal life in America. Immigrants from foreign countries, including those mentioned in Uchida’s Picture Bride, faced countless problems and hardships, including a sense of disillusionment and disappointment. Furthermore, immigrants and picture brides faced racial discrimination not only from white men, but the United States government, as well....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Eastern Gray Kangaroo Management Plan

- The Macropus giganteus, otherwise known as the Eastern Gray Kangaroo, the Giant Gray Kangaroo, or the Tasmanian Forester, is found in the eastern parts of Australia and in Tasmania. A management plan for this species can prove to be difficult, as one has to take in to account the fact that having high kangaroo populations may have undesirable influences on ecological processes in response to habitat destruction or other environmental change that may pose a threat to biological diversity or other environmental values....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Picture Bride

- Picture Bride Picture Bride, released in 1995 and directed by Kayo Hatta, tells the story of many women living in Japan who were chosen to be brides by Japanese farm laborers living in Hawaii. The choice of the bride was based on their pictures. In this movie, Riyo wanted to leave Japan because her parents were killed by tuberculosis. She had heard great things about the paradise in Hawaii, and she agreed to be a picture bride. Riyo’s new husband was Matsuji, and based on his picture he seemed to be young, maybe in his twenties....   [tags: History Movie Japanese Essays]

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Mother’s Comforting Gray Gun

- Mother’s Comforting Gray Gun I lay on my side with one socked foot dangling off the edge of the bed, looking down at Mom on the floor. She lay on a pallet of itchy, green army blankets my dad "borrowed" from his tour in Vietnam. No matter how many times they were washed, the blankets always smelled like smoke and machine oil; I had never seen them used anywhere but the floor. It took a while for my eyes to adjust to the dark, but when they finally focused, I could easily follow along the profile of my mother's distinctive nose....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Motion Picture History

- Before World War I, films were being made mostly European countries and in Japan. When the war interrupted European filmmaking, however, the American film industry began to dominate the world market. In the years between 1917 and 1927 the silent film reached the peak of its development. United States had the largest film industry and American films dominated the international market. Germany and Japan still had some movie industries but mostly left to domestic. Many nations found film production as a matter of importance to national culture, sometimes by limiting on film imports....   [tags: essays research papers]

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David Wiesner's Wordless Picture Books

- David Wiesner's Wordless Picture Books      David Wiesner is a very artistic author.  His love for art is portrayed through his style of work.  When flipping through the pages of his books, the reader is immediately drawn to the pictures.  A particular style the Wiesner is known for is wordless picture books.  A wordless picture book is exactly what it says; it is a book containing only pictures.  "A wordless picture book is a very personal experience for the reader" (  A child can benefit tremendously from this style of book.  Wordless picture books stimulate creativity and language, while at the same time introducing a child to basic principles of books and reading....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Expanding Poetic Consciousness : Shakespeare, Thomas Gray And Mary Collier

- Brian Baglioni Professor Tague BRL: Epic to Novel-01 11-20-15 Expanding Poetic Consciousness: Shakespeare, Thomas Gray and Mary Collier From the 16th century to the 18th century, the convention and content of poetry was in flux. It was constantly subject to change as poets developed their own unique understanding of the world around them, highlighting realities of the world that were previously ignored or neglected and reflecting these ideas in their poetry. Shakespeare, Thomas Gray and Mary Collier are examples of poets who challenged the accepted traditions of poetic convention....   [tags: Sonnet, Poetry, Shakespeare's sonnets]

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Community and the Rocky Horror Picture Show

- Community and the Rocky Horror Picture Show Sex, adultery, rock and roll, and belonging. These are just some of the things that draw teens into The Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday and Saturday night. Most teens are drawn in by a family connection and there are still others who are simply drawn in by the curiosity brought up by the name of the show alone. I was drawn in because of family and friend ties to the show. Many teens who go find themselves in a place where they feel that they belong....   [tags: Rocky Horror Descriptive Essays]

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A Picture Of My Life - Personal Narrative

- A Picture Of My Life - Personal Narrative Over the years we had just grown apart. For many years we were best friends, then she was moved up a year, and we slowly parted. I remember how scared I was on my first day at the school we went to. She was so nice to me, looked after me. We use to go out into the playground and play on all the apparatus. There was a climbing house, where you could climb round the outside. Olivia and I were the only people in the school who could climb on every section of the house....   [tags: Papers]

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The Major Motion Picture "Pearl Harbor"

- Pearl Harbor The major motion picture, Pearl Harbor, reflects upon a war that occurred a few decades ago rather than the documentary filmed very shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Both movies depict the attack as one that will live on in infamy, but the documentary takes a spiteful vengeance towards Japan because it was filmed during a time of hatred towards the Japanese, our enemy. While the newer movie has given us time to reflect upon the war and realize that we both underestimated the enemy and knew very little about the other....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of The Feminine Mystique, By The Gray Flannel Suit And The Black Boomer Era

- Essay 1 Most people were taught about the 19050’s and beyond either in middle or high school history classes, and are most likely still in American history text books today. One would think that they have learned all that needed to be learned about such an era from said American history courses. However, after recently watching the first season of Mad Men, reading The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, and the essay, The Problem that Has No Name from the book The Feminine Mystique, the cultural behaviors and customs of the fifties and sixties has become all the more intriguing....   [tags: Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique, Marriage]

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Comparing Two Biographies of the Genius Oscar Wilde

- Comparing Two Biographies of the Genius Oscar Wilde       If someone had told Oscar Wilde during his life that for the next hundred years, people would still be taking the time to write about his life and accomplishments, he probably would have wittily declared it impossible for anyone to try to admire him as much as he admired himself.  However, two of his biographers, Frank Harris and Barbara Belford, have done just that.  Harris, in 1916, sixteen years after Wilde's death, published his biography, Oscar Wilde, as a memoir of his own cherished relationship with Wilde, for whom he had served as literary editor and friend.  Just this past year in 2000, after a popular film remake of An Id...   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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A Country Overstepping Its Bounds: An Analysis of a Picture of the Vietnam War

- In the picture that I chose, complete and utter chaos is unfolding. Hoards of not only Americans but Vietnamese citizens are flocking to the American Embassy in the capitol city of Saigon, South Vietnam. This picture (see appendix) conveys an astounding image of the United States of America fleeing from a country that we had whole-hearted intentions to free from an ever tightening communist grip and become the beacon that all countries could look to for help. Many Americans did not agree or understand why we were at war with North Vietnam, but hoped that the ends would eventually outweigh the means....   [tags: Communism, Foreign ]

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Comparing Tangible Symbols, Picture Exchange, And A Direct Selection Response

- The article “Comparing Tangible Symbols, Picture Exchange, and a Direct Selection Response for Enabling Two Boys with Development Disabilities to Access Preferred Stimuli” by Roche et al., parallels two boys with developmental disabilities and how they learned to use three different systems to communicate. The three systems that were taught to each boy were tangible symbols, picture exchange, and a direct selection response. The authors hypothesized that the boys would have an inclination on using one system amongst the three choices....   [tags: Communication, Learning, Dimension]

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Motion Picture Industry: Dark Knight, Indiana Jones, and Iron Man

- Motion Picture Industry “Descriptive statistics lays the foundation for all statistical knowledge, but it is not something that you should learn simply so you can use it in the distant future, it will be used now” (Hill, n.d., para. 5). Gaining an understanding of the most basic form of statistics is crucial, some of the topics that we will focus on are the measures of location, range, quartiles, standard deviation, outliers, and correlation coefficient. Taking into consideration the movie industry and data collected for a sample of 100 motion pictures produced in 20XX the goal is to build a report that contains a 5-number summary for total gross, opening gross, weeks, and theatres for ind...   [tags: sales, statistics, theatres]

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False Picture of Marriage in The Dead by James Joyce and Odour of Chrysanthemums by D.H. Lawrence

- Illusion versus Reality: Marriage in Modern Literature Modern literature is known for questioning society and its various conventions. One question that these works often ask is, “What is real?” Some modern authors explore this question by placing their characters within self-constructed illusions that are later shattered by the introduction of reality. Marriages are frequently at the center of this theme, with one spouse crafting an illusory impression of the other. Modern literature demonstrates that a marriage built upon illusion will falter when exposed to reality....   [tags: husband, spouse, illusion]

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Cult Films: Analysis of Rocky Horror Picture Show and Pink Flamingos

- Cult film, described by some as a film type with an overly obsessive and sometimes ritualistic fan base, characterised not only by its small but dedicated following, but also by the way it deals with current or past affairs with either a blatant disregard for subtlety or political correctness. Others may describe ‘cult film’ as a film type that involves ‘over the top’ acting, disgusting scenes of blood and gore, highly unlikeable characters and ‘clichéd’ often, unbelievable scenarios. However, it can be argued that the definition of ‘cult’ could simply mean ‘a set of controversial films standing up against the norm of mainstream Hollywood conformity.’ Films that do not have a particular int...   [tags: Controversial, Non-conformative]

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Italian Engineer And Architect, Filippo Brunelleschi, Rediscovered, And Form Within A Picture Plane

- In the early 1400s, Italian engineer and architect, Filippo Brunelleschi, rediscovered the system of perspective as a mathematical technique to replicate depth and form within a picture plane. According to the principles, establishing one or more vanishing points can enable an artist to draw the parallels of an object to recede and converge, thus disappearing into a “distance”. In 1412, Brunelleschi demonstrated this technique to the public when he used a picture of the Florence Baptistery painted on a panel with a small hole in the centre.3 In his other hand, he held a mirror to reflect the painting itself, in which the reflected view seen through the hole depicted the correct perspective o...   [tags: Renaissance, Florence, Humanism, Italy]

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Analysis Of Harry Potter 's ' A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words '

- Sometimes Words Can Tell More Than Motion Pictures It is debatable if a book is better than the movie or the other way around. A famous idiom says: “A picture is worth a thousand words,” which is not really reasonable when it comes to novels like the Harry Potter series. All the books are filled with so much information that can’t be captured in a film with 24 frames per second. During the filming process of Harry Potter, a lot of the original story in the book was changed in the script. The effect of the three main characters along with the information of the storyline have been changed or omitted....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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A Picture Perfect, Fairytale Life : The Head Cheerleader And Class Salutatorian

- Christa R. has it all – a picture-perfect, fairytale life: The head cheerleader and class salutatorian in high school, valedictorian in community college, married to a multi-millionaire who is about to inherit the family’s company, and currently works as a hematology oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, while pursuing her fourth (or maybe it was fifth – I lost count) Bachelor’s degree with a 4.0 GPA. She has been an honorable speaker at many prestigious medical conferences, and has had the opportunity to travel to Austria, Cuba, China, etc....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Wife, Brett Favre]

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Weatherproof, the American Jacket Mmanufacturer and President Obama´s Picture

- Recently Weatherproof, the American jacket manufacturer, found itself at the receiving end of a controversy when it came out with ads that had the US president, Barack Obama wearing one its jackets, while standing at the Great Wall of China. Weatherproof came across the President’s picture and bought rights to it, with the intent of using it as a sly marketing strategy. This seems to be a clear case of Weatherproof’s attempt at using Obama’s ‘selling power’ to market its goods, and in a way, at free-riding on the President’s persona....   [tags: president´s selling power, identity, protection]

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The Development Of Adolescents And The Educational Setting A Mosaic Picture Emerges Of This Present Group Of People

- Five different professionals commented on the same group of people, this present adolescent generation, yet their perspective provides a unique snapshot of these teens. As the school administrator, teachers, nurse, and the school counselor share their viewpoints about the trends of adolescents now and then, the physical, cognitive, and socioeconomic development of adolescents, and the effect of technology within the educational setting a mosaic picture emerges of this present group of adolescents....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Cognition, Psychology]

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T.S. Eliot Paints a Grim Picture in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock

- ... The Italian epigraph which, according to Perrine’s Sound and Sense, is a “passage from Dante’s Inferno in which a man in Hell tells a visitor that he would never tell his story if there were a chance that it would get back to living ears” provides a pitch-perfect introduction to the poem: here is a man who, like the poem’s persona, is suffering from the pain of Hell—in the persona’s instance a personal hell—and wishes to recount his story without fear of it becoming manifest to the living. Line 92 echoes Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress,” a poem in which the persona sets out to convince his lover to act without hesitance or delay; in a more perfect world, the persona of “The Loveson...   [tags: storm, persona, imagery]

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Gothic Fiction

- Introduction Since the 18th century, Gothic Fiction has become a famous genre. As its popularity has increased during the decades it is still a well-known and much appreciated theme nowadays. Whereas many female authors were restricted to feminist novels and had the reputation of being unable to compose works valuable for everyone, the onset of Gothic writing bore a whole new prospect for them (Heiland 1-8). A famous example for such female authors is Charlotte Brontë. When she wrote Jane Eyre in 1847 she enqueued herself to the list of successful women of that genre....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jane Eyre]

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Oscar Wilde

- Between the years of 1837 and 1901, British history experienced a revolutionary period of economic and cultural growth. The new wealth that came with expansion created new class structures as an age of domesticity was inspired. As a result of this, the art world changed too. Writers became realistic as they believed they were serving a higher moral purpose while creating. They wrote of actual and practical life in the form of dramatic monologues. Visual imagery illustrated their emotions while their tone and sound reflected the poems meaning....   [tags: literature, Victorian era, poetry, controversy]

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The Influence of Defendant Gender and Crime Types towards Juror Decisions

- ... It is therefore evident that support stereotyping exist in juror decision. However, due to some limitations in the existing studies like for example in McCoy and Gray (2011) study, they did not tell us the reason why father rated as guiltier than a female. Based on observation, both studies fail to proof the existence of stereotyping when the participant link the gender factor and the nature behaviour of the specific crime itself- violent or sneaky. There are also several limitations to the current study that must be noted such as the use of individual juror judgments, rather than jury decisions....   [tags: stereotypes, McCoy and Gray]

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Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

- The Declaration of Independence contains a snippet about the equality of men; a topic interesting to 18th century authors. The speakers in Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” and in Goldsmith’s “The Deserted Village” utilize the themes of death and isolation in order to represent the different social classes. Goldsmith’s speaker idealizes and mourns the decay of rural life, while Gray’s speaker equalizes the different classes. . This essay examines the difference between these two depictions and shows how Gray’s use of stylistic features creates a more convincing argument....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Gray, Goldsmith]

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The Sky is Gray and Almos' A Man, Theme Comparison

- In "The Sky Is Gray" by Ernest J. Gaines and "Almos' A Man" by Richard Wright, the two main characters display different levels of maturity. In "The Sky Is Gray" Gaines shows how poverty has caused James's maturity to grow, while in "Almos' A Man" Wright shows how Dave tries to prove his maturity by purchasing a gun. The factors that influence and help to shape James and Dave into men include both their environment and interactions with and discipline of their mothers. In "The Sky Is Gray" James displays his maturity early on when he is waiting at the bus stop with his mother to go to the dentist's office....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Voices in the Park

- Moebius definition of intangible and invisible covers the vast array of human emotion and experiences from love to death through to responsibility and a truth beyond the individual. Corroborated by Bader’s comment that they about sensations and emotions provoking a shift in the reader’s paradigms. This essay will look at how Potter and Browne convey these ideas using Moebius codes and exploring their concept of love and relationships. Concluding with how Potter and Browne illustrate their views on childhood....   [tags: William Moebius, Picture Books]

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Poverty in The Sky is Gray by Ernest J. Gaines

- In the short story “The Sky is Gray”, Ernest J. Gaines shows the struggles, inflicted by poverty, in an eight-year-old boys life. This poor, Negro boy, James, lives with his mother and five other relatives while his father is away. His father has gone to war, his mother is a very proud woman, and James does not want to be a financial burden on his mother; all these circumstances take a toll in making James’ life tougher. James’ father is drafted into the early part of World War 2. This leaves James’ mother to raise the children and support the entire family....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Drawing: A Little Girl Stretching her Hand to Touch the Rain, Waiting for the Rainbow

- ... He also tells the people who are about to experience the rain not to lose hope, because they will find happiness. As we see this picture, we can see that there is a cycle in the picture. In the first and third line, it talks about rainbow and happiness, and the second and fourth line talks about rain and sadness. The reason why the author delivered his message this way is because he wanted to show that life can be good at times, but at the same time, it also can be awful. The author uses the rain to represent hardships and rainbows as happiness....   [tags: picture interpretation, hope, happiness]

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How Herman Melville and Mrs. Hausman Influenced My Story

- It was in the absurd and unnatural intercourse of Herman Melville and Mrs. Hausman, my college communications teacher, that my story was conceived. I had already given several speeches for Mrs. Hausman and had grown weary of the class when she insisted on one more speech for our final grade. I went straight to brainstorming but when I looked down after fifteen minutes of pondering I found an unblemished piece of white paper. Desperate for a subject I scanned the classroom and saw a flyer advertising commercial fishing job opportunities in Alaska....   [tags: gray skies and stormy seas]

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Loss of a Predator: the Gray Wolf Vs. California

- California's last solitary wolf was reportedly killed in 1924 in Lassen County. Once a widely distributed species throughout the Pacific Northwest, the settlement of European Americans brought the eradication of the Gray wolf from California. Bounties on wolves had been established in Europe dating back to ancient Greece, so consequently European settlers came to America with this plan in mind. An early Plymouth Colony established a fine from "whoever shall shoot off a gun on an unnecessary occasion, or at any game except at an Indian or a wolf" (Hampton 63)....   [tags: American History]

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Letters from Marta in The Things They Carried by Tim O´brien

- Honors English Language Arts Tim O’Brien employs the elements Symbolism, Theme, and Author’s Style in his book The Things They Carried. In The Things They Carried, symbolism is an element in the book. The whole book revolves around these symbols. The symbols presented in this book are the things that each person carried. In the beginning of the book, the narrator, Lieutenant Jimmy Cross tells the readers what each person carries with them, and how each and every item is important in some way....   [tags: symbolism, picture, style]

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What Does Photojournalism Mean to You?

- The art or practice of communicating news by photographs and the journalism where photographs are the predominant feature is called photojournalism. It is the process that illustrates a news story through photography. Photojournalism is a step ahead of an individual’s thought or mind inspirations; it is deeper than just a picture of a dog, a car or even a Christmas tree at this time of the year. There is history and fundamental roots behind photojournalism and every photo could mean so many different things to different people....   [tags: picture, society, photographer]

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Book vs. Movie: Which One Portrays the Theme the Best?

- ... Themes are the spine and soul of a book. Writing a book that does not teach you anything would be pointless. Even if it is a simple theme, it will always be included in a book. But in movies, they can come out warped and twisted from what the book intended it to be. It may not even be able to relate the message so it is understood fully or at all. They are limited on time. A movie cannot be four hours long or longer. They have to make cuts to keep it within a certain length. The movie based off of Inkheart by Cornelia Funke takes out many scenes that are important to the book....   [tags: plot, picture, message, purposes]

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Forrest Gump Directed by Robert Zemeckis

- Forrest Gump (1994), directed by Robert Zemeckis, is a best picture film. Forrest Gump fulfills all the qualifications of my best film analysis. Forrest Gump definitely changes the way the viewer looks at things. The film shows a vivid backstory into Forrest’s life and all of his accomplishments and hardships. Forrest Gump shows that to live life you cannot give up on it no matter what challenges are faced. All the challenges he faces in live, whether it is his learning problems, his walking disability, or even war itself, Forrest pulls through with flying colors....   [tags: best picture film analysis]

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Views of Oscar Wilde and Ernest Hemmingway on the Changing Women's Roles

- How Far From The Kitchen Can A Woman Go. “My dear boy, no woman is a genius. Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals” – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray. What is about women that deem them unequal to males. Is it a woman’s ability to reproduce or because women are casted as more emotional than men that cause a disadvantage to the female gender....   [tags: marriage, divorce, children]

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The Importance Of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde

- The title is “The Importance of Being Earnest” and it had multiple meanings. The first meaning is the irony between earnest and the name Earnest. The meaning of earnest is honesty, which causes irony because the is opposite of what Earnest demonstrates in the play. In addition, Earnest was not honest about his identity in the play and was living a double life. The second meaning is the importance of being honest, which he realized when he discovered his name is actually Earnest. II. Oscar Wilde was born October 16, 1854....   [tags: Social class, Victorian era, Sociology]

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Gray-Hat Hacking

- Gray-Hat Hacking Overview Computer security is a growing concern with the onset of always-on connections in the home and the emerging global network. More and more people become connected everyday. The reliance on computers in our daily lives has increased the need for security and has shifted the ethical line for hackers and hacking. “A hacker is someone with deep knowledge of and great interest in a system. A hacker is someone who likes to delve into the inner workings of a system to find out how it works.”2 The definition of a hacker has been skewed in recent years by the press to connotate people who break into computer systems....   [tags: Computers Technology Hackers Essays Research]

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Analysis of The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

- First I want to say that I was a little hesitant in choosing this book. The saying that “you can’t judge a book by its cover” certainly holds true for this book. When seeing the size of the book, I thought that there was no way I would be able to read this book in ten days. The cover shows what I thought was a hot air balloon. The first connection I made with the book were from the images on the cover. I visualized images of Wizard of Oz before I even opened to the first page. As I read the book and viewed its spectacular illustrations, I became mesmerized by its story and found it hard to put the book down....   [tags: book, picture, videos, experience]

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The Life and Writings of Oscar Wilde

- Oscar Wilde is famous for many aspects of his life, including his childhood and adolescence, his marriage and dedication as a father, his homosexual encounters and imprisonment and for his fantastic skill to bewilder his audience. Wilde was a flamboyant nineteenth century writer known for his ability to create brilliant plays, imaginative and moral stories, and overall his incredible talent as a master in all forms of literature. Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland on October 16, 1854. His full name at birth was Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wilde (Small vii)....   [tags: Biography ]

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Censorship of The Catcher in the Rye

- Censorship/banning of certain books help protect children from the evil ways of the world that they should not see until an older, more mature age. Books with cruel language and mature thoughts and circumstances should only be read by teen children or young adults. At a more mature age students are more likely to be able to comprehend the content within the book. As well as a lower chance of the students being frightened by the crude language and activities found within the text than a younger child might be....   [tags: J.D. Salinger novel, sex and alcohol ]

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Biography of Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Willis Wade

- Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on October 16, 1854 to his father, Sir William Wilde, and his mother, Jane Francesca Elgee, in Dublin, Ireland. Jane Francesca Elgee was a poet and a journalist who inspired Oscar Wilde to follow in her path to a very successful career as a playwright, novelist, poet, and critic in literature. Wilde is more famously known for his comedies in which he used epigrams, which is the use of short poems to express ones feelings in a play. This made the audience to think harder allowing them to understand what the characters were truly feeling.....   [tags: comedies, epigrams, quotes]

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Man´s Best Friend: Dogs

- Dogs are the first domesticated animal, and commonly known as "man's best friend.' Dogs have accompanied humans, and been considered pets, for around 10,000 years. They have been used for working, hunting, but most commonly as a pet. To this day, hundreds of different dog breeds exist, coming in various sizes, colors, and shapes. Although dogs are currently viewed primarily as pets, they have not always been viewed this way and have had an evolution of their own. To fully understand dogs, one must take a look at where dogs came from and how they have evolved....   [tags: gray wolf, pets]

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Importance of Affirmation: Perceived Value Effect

- The phrase “perceived value” is often assigned to inanimate objects whose worth lies in the value a consumer assigns to the product. According to Adam Smith’s theory of “invisible hand”, rational individuals make decisions out of a desire to do what benefits themselves the most. Although this stimulates the economic market and benefits society as a whole, the application of this concept takes a negative toll on interpersonal relationships (Ulmer 256). When the consumer-object relationship is applied to human relationships, the accumulation of experiences and poor decisions that affect perceived value of one individual affects how that same individual will choose to treat the other....   [tags: consumer-object rel applied to human relationship]

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Censorship Is the Banning of Communication

- Censorship One of the most despised sentiments an individual can endure is knowing the truth has been hidden from you. Numerous countries around the world are hiding reality from their citizens. Even if this may be good willed at first, this act manipulates a population with lies. Censorship is the banning of any sort of communication (e.g Literature) which is considered harmful or obscene to a certain population by the government (Gilc). This may enable a country to evolve in a short term basis but this development will be very superficial and will not last long....   [tags: education, government, freedom]

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Walt Disney: American Dream Achiever

- Walt Disney—American Dream Achiever Dream come true, profound influence, persistent efforts, and the success after the setback; those elements compose the definition of the American Dream. Walt Disney undoubtedly was a successful American Dream achiever. He and his brother co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which became one of the best-known motion-picture production companies in the world. He created Mickey Mouse who turned into one of the most famous cartoon characters in animation history(“Walt Elias Disney”)....   [tags: motion picture production, disneyland]

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The Future of Graphic Design

- ... But “Graphic design could be recession proof because good graphic design can be seen as a necessity or an inelastic good in economist terms” (“Graphic Design Job”). In the 1970’s the Graphic Design industry had a major technological shift, which stimulated investment in presses as the relative cost of process color prepress dropped considerably. Defying the inflation, the high interest creates and high unemployment rates at that time. During the last recession, 1990-1991, graphic design employment, wages and establishment grew that exceeded normal industry growth....   [tags: communication, motion picture ]

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To Kill A Mockinbird: From Novel to Motion Picture

- Creating a motion picture from a novel and conveying the author’s intended message is a difficult task. Some film makers gracefully meet the challenge, while others fail, warping the original meaning of the novel in order to appeal to he general movie going population. Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird novel to movie transition is a mid-ground between the two extremes. Lee’s theme of tolerance is neither completely destroyed nor completely expressed. The absence of characters Dolphus Raymond and Link Deas, along with the change in Dill’s personality in the movie contributes to the deterioration of Lee’s original theme of tolerance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Art Analysis: Rembrandt-Christ Preaching,

- Art/Artists Summary Albrecht Durer-Saint Jerome in His Study: In this engraving done in 1514 Durer depicts Saint Jerome hard at work at a desk. He appears to be reading or inditing some document that is very engrossing. He does not seem to descry the lion or the canine that are near the foot of his desk. A skull is optically discerned on the left side of the engraving sitting on the window ledge facing the interior of the room. It appears as though there is an imaginary line from Saint Jerome’s head to the cross that culminates at the skull, it is believed that this designates the contrast between death and the Resurrection....   [tags: motion picture, portaits]

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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) vs. P2P

- The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) vs. P2P It began with the sacking of Napster, and has steadily grown to become an all-out offensive against participants of on-line Peer-2-Peer (P2P) file sharing networks. While the Recording Industry, (RIAA), may have fired the first salvo, the Film Industry, represented by the Motion Picture Association of America, (MPAA), from recently jumping into the litigious fray. On November 16th, 2004, the MPAA announced it would begin launching lawsuits against a select group of P2P users accused of possessing and/or transmitting copyrighted films....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Prenanatal Development: Expectant Mothers

- While I had never paid much attention to expectant mothers in the past, this assignment made me a little more intrigued about prenatal development. In the beginning, it seemed impossible to properly report on prenatal development from just an observation stand point. Not being able to view the baby through a mother's exterior was my initial concern. However, I began to look around at pregnant mother's, carry children in this prenatal stage and took notes about their behaviors. I chose to observe my Aunt April who is having a baby....   [tags: sonogram picture, parenting ]

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Picture Smart:Spatial Reasoning and Its Role in Cognition

- Picture Smart:Spatial Reasoning and Its Role in Cognition There are many theories about the nature of intelligence. The formal definition of intelligence is "the capacity to acquire and apply knowledge." One aspect or kind of intelligence, according Dr. Howard Gardner, founder of the multiple intelligence theory, is spatial intelligence(1). Spatial intelligence is one amongst eight kinds of intelligence. The most common description of spatial intelligence is the ability to be able to recreate one's visual experience and reasoning about shape, measurement, depiction and navigation....   [tags: Psychology Essays]

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Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron: A Picture of Inequality

- Illustration of false equality "The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal" (208). This in a nutshell is the premise of Kurt Vonnegut’s short story "Harrison Bergeron". Vonnegut’s title character Harrison Bergeron is a picture perfect human being: very tall, handsome and intelligent. Although our society would deem these desirable attributes, in this story’s 2081 AD setting they are highly objectionable. Kurt Vonnegut uses the character Harrison Bergeron to illustrate the danger of imposing total equality on a diversified population....   [tags: Harrison Bergeron Essays]

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Charles Dickens' Picture Of Childhood in Victorian Times

- Charles Dickens' Picture Of Childhood in Victorian Times Great Expectations is set in early Victorian England, a time when great social changes were sweeping the nation. The Industrial Revolution of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries had transformed the social landscape, enabling capitalists and manufacturers to amass huge fortunes. Although social class was no longer entirely dependent on the circumstances of one's birth, the divisions between rich and poor remained nearly as wide as ever....   [tags: Papers]

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Buzzing Insects: American Paparazzi

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The Odyssey by Homer

- As society has progressed, composers have adapted and appropriated the archetypal quest so as to reflect the values of the time’s culture appropriately. This has been a necessary course of action, to ensure their writing conveys the quest and its respective elements in a manner that will be understood by the responder in the relevant time period. The texts ‘The Odyssey (Homer 8th Century BC), In the Shadow of No Towers (Art Spiegelman 2004) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde 1890) have appropriated the archetypal quest in their respective time periods to reflect the values of their context....   [tags: greek, legendary events]

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Quest for Identity in the Victorian Era

- Quest for Identity in the Victorian Era         "'Who are you?' said the caterpillar" to Alice (Carroll 60).  This was a question she could not answer.  Why doesn't Alice know what constitutes her being?  Humans desire completeness, and a solid identity.  Up to the age of Darwinism, that void was filled by religious faith.  But with the emergence of Charles Darwin's theories on natural selection and survival of the fittest, Victorians were reevaluating their paths to righteousness.  Without God as a foundation, what were life's rules?    Peter Bowler argues in Charles Darwin: The Man and His Influence that the old road to salvation had been damaged by one of Darwin's greatest triumph...   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]

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Conservation Biology in Yellowstone National Park

- ... This habitat is home to nearly 60 species of mammals including bison, bears, elk, deer, pronghorn, mountain lions, and wolves. These mammals and many others, along with the parks flora, create the ecosystem that is enjoyed every year by visitors from all over the world. However, due to many political pressures and misconceptions, the ecosystem has been modified due to human impacts. Starting in 1914, the U.S. Congress appropriated funds to be used for the purposes of destroying wolves on public lands in an effort to protect the current elk populations (Frank, 2008)....   [tags: gray, wolf, park, populations, decline]

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The Other Nature

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Oscar Wilde

- Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin Ireland on October 16, 1854. He is one of the most talented and most controversial writers of his time. He was well known for his wit, flamboyance, and creative genius and with his little dramatic training showing his natural talent for stage and theatre. He is termed a martyr by some and may be the first true self-publicist and was known for his style of dress and odd behavior. Wilde, 1882 His Father, William Wilde, was a highly accredited doctor and his mother, Jane Francesca Elgee, was a writer of revolutionary poems....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Ghost Story of the Green Rat

- The Green Rat This story was first told to me and my older brother by my uncle when we were still relatively young children (about 4 and 8 years old). We were riding in the car and he was telling the story to entertain and scare us. At the time he was in his mid-30s and living in Olney, MD, as were we. He called the story “The Green Rat,” and after I talked to him about the story, he said that it was a scary tale that he first heard on a camping trip with the Boy Scouts in California when he was in 7th grade (approximately 1966 when he was about 12 years old)....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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Feminist Reading of Thomas Gray's Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard

- Feminist Reading of Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard   While Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" overtly deals with the distinction between social class and the opportunity for greatness, the poem also contains a subtle yet strong message against the dominant role of men over women in society. Gray's tone throughout the poem is permeated with regret and a sense of something lost, voicing his opinions clearly against social class prejudice. This emotional tone, when applied to the stereotypical roles of differing sexes discussed throughout the poem, portrays the injustice of inequality between males and females....   [tags: Eulogy Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard]

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Elegy: Three Messages about Death

- “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” by Tomas Gray begins in the evening time; it’s not quite night time yet. He tells how he goes out day after day to the churchyard to find inspiration to write his poems. He sits and ponders on who these people were and noticed they were all probably poor. In an indirect way he refers to them as nobody’s. Then he wonders what someone would put on his tombstone after he has passed away. He begins to tell us what he would expect his tombstone to say and presents to us three messages about death....   [tags: Renaissance, plague, Tomas Gray, England]

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Going Beyond The Meaning in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- Most of the time, an object can represent multiple things. In the United States the Bald eagle represents freedom. It symbolizes freedom, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks. Our soldiers fight for our freedom today. Symbolism explains an object more clearly and it goes beyond the meaning. Colors can also be a symbol. The United States flag has three colors and they all represent something different. White represents purity and innocence. Red stands for hardiness and valor....   [tags: freedom, gray hair, love, secrecy]

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History of Photography

- ... invented in 1839 by William Henry Fox Talbot this method of photography involved exposing chemically treated paper, producing a “negative” that could be redeveloped. This allow for multiple copies of the same image to be printed, and is the predecessor to modern film photography. The next major breakthrough in the art of photography was the portable camera. Before its inception, most photos were taken using a large, cumbersome device that worked as a camera and darkroom for developing glass plates coated with a sticky collodion solution....   [tags: picture, events, moments]

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Lucy, discovered by Donald C. Johanson and Tom Gray, is Our Oldest and Most Complete Human Ancestor

- ... At first, Johanson thought the knee belong to a monkey or baboon, but it didn’t seem like it belonged to such an animal. He sent the bones to Owen Lovejoy, an anatomist and part-time forensic expert. Lovejoy examined the bone fragments and concluded that they appeared human. The joint could “lock”, suggesting the animal could walk upright. This was an important discovery showing an ancient bipedal creature. If the bones’ age was consistent with Johanson’s hypothesized “missing link”, it would serve as supporting evidence to Johanson’s theory....   [tags: evolution, bones, scientists]

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First Impressions

- "First impressions" appears to be a phrase of importance nowadays. The significance of first impressions is profoundly discussed by many, ranging from the employers to employee. Although, as means of selection, their the impact and effectiveness are generally acknowledged, such common acceptance and beliefs of this concept manifest certain degree of disturbance. Such feeling is mainly originated from the fact that we tend to directly draw the conclusions based on the superficial impressions obtained in a short time period....   [tags: Emphasis, Premature Presumptions,]

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The Day After

- The Day After (1983) The Day After was an effective way of instilling a sense of both fear and respect for nuclear war into the minds of the American people. By portraying realistic doomsday scenarios that are played out in the lives of relatable families in a small city not unlike any other we would find in America, this film contextualizes the events prior to, during, and immediately after nuclear exchange between the United States and Russia was unleashed onto our own soil. Background Nuts and Bolts The Day After was a film originally envisioned by Brandon Stoddard, president of ABC Motion Picture Division, who wanted to explore the effects of a nuclear exchange on United States soil....   [tags: motion picture, scenarios]

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The Wolf Of North America

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A Comparison of Thomas Gray's Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard and Bryant's Thanatopsis

- A Comparison of Thomas Gray's Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard and Bryant's Thanatopsis      Thomas Gray and William Cullen Bryant both chose to write about nature and death being intertwined. Since Thomas Gray lived in a time of social injustice, he chose to use death to illustrate the problems inherent in a socially stratified society. William Cullen Bryant, on the other hand, lived in a rapidly expanding young nation that cherished the vast amounts of untouched nature and he used death to illustrate how man fits into the universal truth of the earth....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim and I Hear America Singing

- A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim and I Hear America Singing America the great, land of freedom, home of the brave--each of these phrases has been used to describe the United States of America. Walt Whitman was a man who lived through many tough times in this country, but who would prosper as a poet. He was personally affected by all of the death and destruction that he witnessed during the Civil War. "A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim" and "I Hear America Singing" have some fascinating similarities but include many differences....   [tags: Hear America Singing Essays]

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Dialogical and Formalistic Approach to Thomas Gray's Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard

- Dialogical and Formalistic Approach to Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard Elegy in a Country Courtyard, by Thomas Gray, can be looked at through two different methods. First the Dialogical Approach, which covers the ability of the language of the text to address someone without the consciousness that the exchange of language between the speaker and addressee occurs. (HCAL, 349) The second method is the Formalistic Approach, which allows the reader to look at a literary piece, and critique it according to its form, point of view, style, imagery, atmosphere, theme, and word choice....   [tags: Eulogy Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard]

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Francine du Plessix Gray’s: At Home with the Marquis de Sade: A Life

- Francine du Plessix Gray’s: At Home with the Marquis de Sade: A Life In 1998, Francine du Plessix Gray, prolific author of novels, biographies, sociological studies and frequent contributions to The New Yorker, published her most acclaimed work to date: At Home with the Marquis de Sade: A Life. A Pulizer Prize finalist that has already appeared in multiple English-language editions as well as translated ones, Du Plessix Gray’s biography has met with crowning achievement and recognition on all fronts....   [tags: Biography Family Papers]

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