• Robert Louis Stevenson
    nonfiction prose is a writer involved in the issues of his craft, his milieu, and his soul. Moreover, one can see the record of his maturation in critical essays, political tracts, biographies, and letters to family and friends. What Stevenson lacks, especially for the tastes of this age, is specificity...
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  • general knowledge
    line drawn round the Earth midway between the Poles. There are two other lines, namely, Tropic of Cancer (23½O N) and the Tropic of Capricon (23½O S). The word tropic means, ‘turning place’. The inclination of the Earth’s axis together with its revolution round the Sun is the cause of the varying...
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  • Spanish American
    Trochas of Cuba. The Spanish used lines of defensive barriers known as trochas to restrict the movement of Cuban insurgents. Pen and ink drawing by John Charles Roach. Cuban emigrés in the United States formed clubs, raised money, and gained support from labor unions and the press. The movement also gained...
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  • Curve
    | When | Significance | 1. | Manifest Destiny | United States | The belief that it wasAmerica’s destinyto extend as farwestward as possible,“from sea to shiningSea”. | The UnitedStates | Phrase Coined in the 1840s | America wanted to extend as far as it could in order to gain more territory and to...
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    imaginary line drawn round the Earth midway between the Poles. There are two other lines, namely, Tropic of Cancer (23½O N) and the Tropic of Capricon (23½O S). The word tropic means, ‘turning place’. The inclination of the Earth’s axis together with its revolution round the Sun is the cause of the varying length...
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  • Book List
    Miserables – Victor Hugo 7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte 8. 1984 – George Orwell 9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman 10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens 11. Little Women – Louisa M. Alcott 12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy 13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller 14. The Complete Works of...
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  • General Knowledge
    line drawn round the Earth midway between the Poles. There are two other lines, namely, Tropic of Cancer (23½O N) and the Tropic of Capricon (23½O S). The word tropic means, ‘turning place’. The inclination of the Earth’s axis together with its revolution round the Sun is the cause of the varying...
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  • The Buried Life: Distancing and Displacement in Colm Toibin’s the Master
    who had built a large bonfire at Gad’s Hill, piling upon it the accumulated correspondence of several decades, James built, a similar fire in his Lamb House garden, burning most of the letters he had received through 1908.In 1915, he destroyed many other personal papers. As Toibin notes, “[r]emaining...
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  • French History
    root vegetables would be boiled in honey for preservation. Whale, dolphin and porpoise were considered fish, so during Lent, the salted meats of these sea mammals were eaten. Artificial freshwater ponds (often called stews) held carp, pike, tench, bream, eel, and other fish. Poultry was kept in special...
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  • Romanticism-Coleridge
    imagination, individualism and idealism. This paved the way for Romantic composers such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth to convey an appreciation of personal experiences within the bounties of the natural world, as well as to celebrate one’s comprehension of the inner self, in order to ultimately...
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  • Tentoy
    Focus: ·Background Information ·Language points and expressions ·Figures of speech ·The humor embodied in the text Teaching Difficulties: ·Appreciation of the humorous writing style ·Paraphrasing some sentences ·Identifying figures of speech ·Logic technical terms Teaching Procedures ·Pre-reading...
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  • New York City
    capital in 1790, the building served as New York's city hall (as it had in the pre-Revolutionary years) until it was demolished in 1812. A customs house built on the site opened in 1842 (Herman Melville worked there as a customs inspector), and when customs moved 20 years later, the building became the...
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  • Hatsh
    the 1950s some of the new words coined were aerospace, alphanumeric, brainstorming, car wash, cha-cha, digitize, do-it-yourself, ethno-history, in-house and meter maid!5. The world's best selling musical instrument is the Harmonica.6. Did you know that while Geese cackle, hippos bray and rhinos snort...
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  • Romeo and Juliet Fate and Free Will
    literary skill the picturesque chronicles of the settlement. John Smith, 1580-1631. Captain John Smith, the mainstay of the Jamestown colony in the critical period of its early existence, was a true soldier of fortune, venturesome, resolute, self-reliant, resourceful; withal a man of great good sense,...
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  • Apush Unit 1 Study Guide
    the Americas for 250 centuries, eventually reaching the southern tip of South America ii. Isolated by the melting of glaciers at the end of the Ice Age (10,000 B.C.) b. Cultures: iii. Mexican & South American tribes 1. Incas in Peru, Mayans in Central America...
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  • the Demon Lovera
    Bowen herself, "classic Anglo-Irish." This heritage was inherently paradoxical: having both Dublin and rural residences, the family lived in a country house yet was separated from the indigenous people by politics and religion. Such families were steadfastly connected to Ireland yet also steeped in the narrower...
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  • Notes
    PULLOUT WORKSHEETS XII By Dr. M.M. Sharma M.A., Ph.D. Since 1950 SARASWATI HOUSE PVT. LTD. EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHERS New Delhi-110002 Price : < 72.00 Published by: Atul Gupta Saraswati House Pvt. Ltd. 9, Daryaganj, Near Telephone Office, New Delhi-110002 Post Box: 7063 Phone: 43556600...
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  • Dickens
    The Novel of Upbringing in the Creative Oeuvre of Charles Dickens (based on the analysis of David Copperfield) 1. The development of the novel of upbringing in the English literature. The emergence of the literary genre of the novel of upbringing (Germ. Bildungsroman) in the English...
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  • Hs126 Notes Chapter3+
    including Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Ferdinand of Isabella Article II. English beginnings in America * Elizabeth I secretly authorized “sea pirates” Drake to raid Spanish ships. Spanish Armada 1588 attempted to invade &amp; bringing back to Catholicism &amp; stop raiding ships * Authorized...
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  • Poetry
    “Conversation” Poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Christabel “Kubla Khan; Or, A Vision in a Dream. A Fragment” Selected Prose Questions for Discussion Critical Viewpoints/Reception History Possible Lines of Approach Coleridge and Wordsworth as collaborators • Focus on Lyrical Ballads: The Rime of the...
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