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The two constants in Mary Oliver’s Life: Nature and Dogs

Mary Oliver came from an unhappy home life complete with a sexually abusive father and a neglectful mother. From a very young age, she began wondering the woods, with Walden in her backpack, exploring and trying to escape her home life. … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments and One More

The Ten Commandments can be seen as a covenant with God and as rules for life. In this bible story, they were able to have a “covenant with God” similarly as Hester’s town did in Massachusetts in The Scarlet Letter. … Continue reading

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