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The Value Behind Hearing a Poet’s Voice: Adrienne Rich

What distinguishes poetry from prose is its rhythmic language and ability to evoke eclectic meanings and allow for various interpretations. Adrienne Rich, one of the most influential female poets of the 20th century, wrote her poems without regard to formal … Continue reading

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Adolescence: The Loss of Innocence?

Loss of innocence is often an integral part of coming of age; frequently, it is a result of an experience that widens one’s perspective to incorporate evil, pain and suffering. In the Book of Genesis, Adam and Eve were created … Continue reading

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“Even Death has a Heart…”

Human mortality results in the potential loss of one’s story of triumph and resilience through life’s hardships. Thankfully, several of these tales have been adapted and preserved in novels. Set in Nazi Germany in the years 1939-1942, Markus Zusak’s The … Continue reading

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Man’s Relationship with Nature in 19th Century America

In modern times, it is seemingly impossible to locate something natural and untouched by mankind. However, in eighteenth and nineteenth century America, European colonists arrived and settled on land preserved extremely well by its native people. Towns were established in … Continue reading

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