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First, it is not yellow that is evil, it is gold, and not always. Yellow is in fact more commonly associated with positive things than negative in Tolkien's work. The Sun is the Yellow Face and strikes fear into the evil Gollum, for instance. It is true that every now and then there is an orc with yellow teeth, or a trail of yellow slime, but those instance ...


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tl;dr Geography. Deets The door and the wind are southern because of the tilt of the earth's axis. No, really. Bengal is a bit north of the Tropic of Cancer. So the sun is always in the south and never directly overhead. Houses there naturally have their greatest sunlight exposure in the south. To maintain heat and light as efficiently as possible during the ...


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I can't address the entirety of the Mind Game, so I will just deal with your more specific question: the symbolism/meaning of the Giant's Drink. For Ender's Game I have the paperback Author's Definitive Edition (1991), and for Speaker for the Dead I have a paperback (not sure which edition). Both are from Tor publishing. Ender's Game online table of contents,...


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The idea of the “lost generation” is best seen in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises in which theme of emptiness looms large. The title itself, succinctly captures the idea in the Bible and in light of the biblical context, it is clearly pregnant with meaning. Here is the passage: The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. “Vanity ...


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Hemingway's generation was what William Strauss and Neil Howe called a "reactive" generation in their book Generations: A History of America's Future, 1584-2069. This is one of four generational "types" that rotate in an (almost) fixed sequence. (The most modern "reactive" generation is Generation X.) The "reactive" ...


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Coriolanus describing the people as many-headed brings together a number of interesting aspects. First, the play contains many animal metaphors, especially because political opponents are described as beasts. For example, Menenius talks of "Rome and her rats" in Act I, scene 1 and calls the plebeians "beastly" in Act 2, scene 1. Other ...


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Interpretation ‘Apparition’ means simply ‘appearance’ (the poet is thinking about the way the faces looked), or ‘the action of becoming visible’ (the faces suddenly stood out from the crowd to the poet), or ‘phantom’ (the particular faces are not really there, only suggested to the poet by the crowd). ‘These faces in the crowd’ means ‘the faces of all ...


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The hymn would appear to have references to Alevism; Alevis are the second largest belief community in Turkey. However language, belief and ethnic background is not registered in the national census therefore, it is not possible to have official statistics about the number of Alevis. On the basis of reliable academic research, the population of Alevis is ...


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Here are my immediate thoughts: There is a “bow” in line 1, it is “stretched” in line 2, and something “flies” in line 3. So this could be a description of someone shooting an arrow from a bow by stretching the bowstring. However, “filled” in line 1 doesn’t fit very well with this idea: it is not clear what it means to describe a bow as “filled”. So maybe I ...


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The title Gift of the Magi, is a biblical allusion from Matthew 2:1 reading: “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem” (KJV). The Greek word for ‘wise men’ is Μάγοι (magoi) (plural form of μάγος (magos)) meaning a Magian, i.e. Oriental scientist; by implication, a ...


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There are two strands of allusions or associations in the long exchange about flowers: one about nature versus "art" and another about the associations of specific flowers. Nature versus "Art" The debate of nature versus "art" ("art" had a broader meaning and here also includes the craft of gardening) is illustrated in ...


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(Couldn't fit this into a comment….) I think that, in this story, the cat primarily serves the function of atmosphere (that of having something else in the room rather than just Egbert and Lady Anne); otherwise the (already very short) story would be even shorter, and boring. I don't think any deeper symbolism needs to be looked for: while, as far as "...


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Here's a translation that I think captures the literal sense better: Don't call (the pain of) separation bad; it is king. A body that doesn't suffer (the pain of) separation is always a graveyard. "घट / ghaT" is literally a clay pot. In Kabir, it's a common metaphor for a person's body, in the sense of physical frame (not corpse). "बिरहा / ...


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The key to understanding the sukebind is not how the Starkadders and their neighbours comment on its effects in the beginning of the novel, but in when it is removed or destroyed in the end of the novel. When Elfie returned from Dick's birthday dance, and Aunt Ada finally saw that her family was defying her power over them, ...the heat of the fire had ...


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Ambiguity This line is well known as a crux. But is it difficult, or just ambiguous? Ambiguity is ubiquitous in Dickinson’s poems, as she herself points out: I dwell in Possibility - A fairer House than Prose - More numerous of Windows - Superior - for Doors - Emily Dickinson (c. 1862). In R. W. Franklin, ed. (1998). The Poems of Emily ...


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I don't know where the lined Wiki page got the Rhodes idea. The name Rodion really comes from the Greek Ῥοδίων. In the context of Crime and Punishment it bears several meanings, and likely refers to all of its literal meaning (heroic, as Raskolnikov tries himself as a hero), King Herod (who is a despicable villain in Russian tradition), Herodion of Patras (...


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On closer inspection, the lines appear fraught with ambiguity. In the French newspaper Libération (20.03.2008), Bashung said [Bleu pétrole] est peut-être un album humblement politique (...) I.e. possibly a humbly political album. So, naturally, people looked for a political interpretation of the song "Résidents de la république". For example, pink ("...


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Reading poetry requires effort on the part of the reader. Before you can digest the words, you need to roll them around your mouth and chew them, as in the following quote, attributed to Stanley Victor Paskavich (emphasis mine): Don't live by my words, don't die by them, chew them slowly digest them, and smile if they give nourishment to your soul. ...


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The cypress was the most popular tree for Persian gardens. Roses also have a long history. Therefore, giving the cypress and the rose lets the poet avoid using a generic "tree" and "flower" and use archetypal garden plants. For instance, Omar Khayyam made use of both Iram indeed is gone with all his Rose, And Jamshyd's Sev'n-ring'd Cup ...


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William Blake was a Christian and so he is therefore using biblical symbolism. The rose symbolizes a Christian, specifically the Rose of Sharon, aka, the Lily of the Valley, in the Song of Solomon.(Somg of Solomon 2:1-3). (Incidentally, all of humanity is symbolically a woman, as those joined to Christ, are represented as chaste virgins, waiting to be wedded ...


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It's perhaps a literary foreshadowing of the primary storyline of the book, what happens to the twins. Each has two "halves" of their personal identity, the genetic and the social (often called nature and nurture). The discovery of the switch changes one-half of the identity, genetic/nature. The townsfolk and all the rest think the other half, the ...


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I have a copy of that article! Koppett wrote it for The Sporting News, and my download dates the article from 8/27/1998, although it could have been a reprint from 1979. In the article Koppett refers to a session of the Court of Historic Appeals in San Francisco on July 12 of 1979(?), aimed at determining the authorship and timing of the original poem. ...


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as an allegory, he represents the average bystander. -- a quote -- "life will go as it always goes -- that is, badly." //he knows what it was like with jones and comes to the conclusion that no matter who is in charge or what changes are made at the farm, it will remain an unpleasant place to be. he also knows of all the injustice occurring on ...


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