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The meter has a very similar effect, and could very easily make the poem feel like a nursery rhyme if careful attention isn't paid to it during a reading. Many of the poems lines are written in two groups of trochaic tetrameter -- two sets of four feet, with each foot consisting of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable. This is a reversal of the iamb that makes up the standard foot in much of English poetry (and prose, when scanned). There is a great regularity to this meter, which gives a sense of falling, but there are also many regular moments where this meter is broken by leaving off the final syllable: "And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door" (line 22). This gives a sense of emphasis and a sudden stop at the end of the line, like the suspenseful pause in a….

Obviously, Poe chose to use "Nevermore" or a variation of it in order to create a deep sense of despair and doom. Poe also utilizes what is known as onomatopoeia which refers to a word or several words that imitate a particular sound, in this case being tapping and rapping ("Suddenly there came a tapping/as of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door"), although not as much as in his later poem the Bells.
One other important aspect of the Raven deals with the question of whether "the sorrow of the poet was described objectively by Poe or whether he was dramatizing a real love" (Quinn, 442), meaning that Poe might have been describing a real person via "Lenore" which could have been his wife Virginia Clemm Poe who in 1845 was extremely ill from consumption or tuberculosis. As Arthur Hobson Quinn relates, Poe's personal dread "of the loss….

Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
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Raven," by Edgar Allan Poe tells the story of a man who laments the loss of his lover while a raven slowly drives him mad by repeating the same word: nevermore. Poe is employing a theme he is most comfortable with -- the loss of love. By skillfully employing elements of suspense, atmosphere, symbolism, and narrative, Poe creates a tale of madness that made his name and his works popular.
In The Raven, the narrator is trying to forget his lost love. This can be seen when we read that he had "sought to borrow/From my books surcease of sorrow -- sorrow for the lost Lenore" (9-10). In a calm voice, the narrator is seeking solace from his sorrow. The element of suspense can be seen as the narrator tells us that his "soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer" (19). e feel a sense of suspense because we know….

Power Taxonomy
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Power Taxonomy
French and aven's power taxonomy contains five different types of power. These are coercive, reward, legitimate, expert and informational power. These different forms of power might have some overlap but there are elements of mutual exclusivity in these forms as well.

Legitimate power is essentially formal power, which reflects social rules. This is where somebody has a position of formal power, and has the expectation that those people subordinate will obey his or her dictates (MindTools, 2014). This is where somebody is "the boss," or otherwise in a position where society grants authority, such as a parent, teacher, judge or other position where there is some formal power ascribed to the position. There are other types of legitimate power based on social norms, such as the power of reciprocity, where somebody might expect a gift on the basis of having given one in some societies (ChangingMinds, 2013). It should be….

Sam Houston ended up being the Cherokee spokesman in Washington, and went on to lead Texas to independence. Santa Anna rose through the ranks of the Spanish army due to his heroism -- or at least his ability to draw attention to himself -- and managed to retain and even increase his power in an independent Mexico. It was the specific, individual personalities of these two men that allowed them to shape history in the way they did, and this concept is clear in the earliest details of their lives as told by Michener.
This is not to say that Michener describes the two men as the same. Though both were involved heavily in the political and military actions of their countries, they did so in different ways. Santa Anna is portrayed as power-hungry and very politically driven, changing sides when necessary and playing the game of politics to get….

Paradox of Confirmation
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Paradox of Confirmation
Paradoxes seem to form the essence of irrationality and to continuously prove that rationality has a limit and that rationally inducing a fact may in fact prove the fact wrong. What is in fact a paradox? If we follow one definition, a paradox is "a parody on proof. It begins with realistic premises, but the conclusion falsifies these premises." More so, however, a paradox "arises when a set of apparently incontrovertible premises gives unacceptable or contradictory results." (lackburn 1996, p. 276).

efore starting to analyze one of the most well-known paradoxes in philosophy, let us first have a look at three of the more important concepts of evidence, the classificatory concept, the comparative and the quantitative concept. Classificatory concepts are "those which serve for the classification of things or cases into two or a few mutually exclusive kinds." This concept helps divide a larger set into a series of….

Fiction
"The Fall of The House of Usher" is a very interesting story. It talks of a man who received a letter from his friend Roderick Usher asking him to visit. The letter talks of the torture and torment Roderick was going through and is a plea for help. In the letter, Roderick explains his distress over his mental illness and the state that he is suffering from. The man was a good friend to Roderick when they were young boys and so he decides to visit his friend. He decides to visit Roderick despite the fact that they had grown apart over the years, and had not communicated for a while. On arrival, he describes the house as "mansion of gloom" that aroused mixed feelings of joy and sadness (Poe p. 5). The narrator finds his friend in very bad shape. He suffers from severe mental disorder. He also has….


The death of a beautiful heroine always leaves someone behind, or the device simply would not work. Poe's narrator laments his loneliness as much as he laments Lenore's death. Poe writes, "Leave my loneliness unbroken! -- quit the bust above my door! / Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!" (Poe). Poe may have had very personal reasons for including the death in his poem, too. Kopley and Hayes continue, "The impetus for the poem doubtless arose, at least in part, from Poe's loss of his mother - and of others whom he had loved" (Kopley, and Hayes 194). Thus, while the literary device worked effectively, Poe's own haunting memories of his mother and lost loves may have contributed their own unique blend of sadness, longing, and loneliness to the poem that help give it an even more poignant and melancholy quality.

Poe….

hile "The Raven" is a powerful poem, it reads more like a story and therefore seems less serious and effective than "Thanatopsis." In their uniqueness, each poem realizes the human condition in that we can and are affected by death in different ways. In short, every individual will handle death and the thoughts of death in his or her own way.
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Bryant, illiam Cullen. "Thanatopsis." Masterpieces of American Poetry. Van Doren, Mark, ed. New York: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc. 1936.

Eddings, Dennis. "Theme and Parody in 'The Raven.'" Poe and His Times: The Artist and His Milieu. 1990. Gale Resource Database. Information Retrieved December 08, 2008. http://www.infotrac.galegroup.com

Gado, Frank. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 250: Antebellum riters in New York. 2001. Gale Resource Database. Information Retrieved December 08, 2008. http://www.infotrac.galegroup.com

Poe, Edgar Allan. "The Raven." The Complete Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Minneapolis: Amaranth Press. 1981.

Rio-Jelliffe, R. "Thanatopsis' and the Development….

Edgar Allen Poe the Life
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The Raven

Poe's famous poem, "The Raven," to most readers is a straightforward yet haunting, chilling tale of the loss of someone loved, and the troubling emotions and inner sensations that go along with a loss, no matter how the loss occurred. In this case, the "rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore..." is the one lost. hy did an angel name Lenore, one has to wonder? Is there something associated with death or the afterlife in this image?

In fact Poe builds up the beauty of "lost Lenore" in sharp contrast to him saying that it was a "bleak December," and "each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor" and adds that when he awoke from his nap, and looked out his chamber door, there was only darkness "and nothing more."

So the poet is giving a narrator's identity as a person who hears a tapping first, then….

It is not uncommon for parties to negotiate with each other, with individuals of high functional authority acting as negotiators. The authority that the individual wields is by itself already a leverage in negotiations.
Further extending these sources of power, French and aven developed a more comprehensive outline of main sources of power. According to them, power has five main sources, identified as follows: (1) eward, (2) Punishment/Coercive, (3) Legitimacy, (4) Expertise, and (5) eference (Podsakoff and Schriesheim, 1985:389-91). In French and aven's version of sources of power, focus is on the negotiator's persona and tangible/intangible resources that could be gained from negotiations. The first two (2) main sources, eward and Punishment, looks at power as a function of what the negotiator could offer or refuse from the other party. A more negotiator-centric source of power is Legitimacy, Expertise and eference. These sources of power Legitimacy looks at the negotiator's….

Assigned Readings
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American Literature
Listen to Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God preached. Discuss in the discussion group.

Jonathan Edwards gives us a perfect example of the Calvinist beliefs of the Puritan settlers in early New England. Edwards studied theology at Yale University -- where today there is still a dormitory named after him -- but then became a noteworthy preacher in the Great Awakening, which exhorted an entire generation to renew their Christian faith. Edwards' skill in preaching lies in using literary imagery to get across abstract theological concepts. Calvinist theology believes in "total depravity" -- in other words, because of Adam and Eve eating the apple, human beings are fallen, and stained with "original sin." The most memorable image in Edwards' sermon -- the image of the spider being held over a fiery pit -- is meant to be a metaphor to enable the listener to imagine how God feels….

Leadership
In the 1992 adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans, Hawkeye, played by Daniel Day-Lewis is forced to become a leader as he attempts to provide safe passage for Alice and Cora Munro and the daughters of Colonel Edmund Munro, a British officer during the Seven Years' War, and Major Duncan Heyward, who was originally tasked with escorting the sisters to safety.

Two of the theories that can be applied to Hawkeye's leadership and managerial style are the Path-Goal Theory and the Leader-Member Exchange Theory. Moreover, aspects of French and Raven's Five Bases of Power can also be attributed to Hawkeye's successes and failures as a leader. The Path-Goal Theory maintains that followers' satisfaction, motivation, and performance is dependent on a leader's behavior. As such, the leader is forced to adapt to his or her followers' needs with such adaptations and behavioral modifications made with the purpose of fulfilling the….

However, would deductivism be true from a normative perspective?
This is a question that relates with the fundamental question that a principle would be justifiable from a deductivist perspective: if H - hypothesis is the best explanation for the fact or facts that are to be explained, is it reasonable to accept H. As being valid? We will not go into a discussion on what reasonable might mean and what can actually be considered being reasonable. However, in my opinion the answer to such a question could be 'no'. We can accept H. As being reasonable, but I don't think we can accept H. As being valid. On the other hand, deductivism in scientific methodology does not necessarily propose 100% valid statements and hypothesis, but hypothesis that can be worked with.

Is this enough for a scientific hypothesis? Again, this is a difficult question to answer. On a highly likely scale,….

Measurement of Social Persuasion
Social Persuasion Defined

The term 'social persuasion' has been defined differently by various researchers and scholars in different fields of study. For purposes of this text, however, Kaptein's (2012) definition and scope will be adopted. Thus, social persuasion is defined as the symbolic ability "to convince other people to change their attitudes or behaviors regarding an issue, through the transmission of a message in an atmosphere of free choice" (Kaptein, 2012, p. 1). In other words, it is the art of getting a target to change their attitude or opinion about something, and to consequently adopt a different viewpoint.

This conceptualization draws from the early works of Cartwright (1959) and Kurt ewin (1951), both of whom hold the view that an individual's behavior/attitude is the product of a range of forces or tensions within their life space, and their ability/inability to resist the same. Towards this end, an individual's….

Delving into the Macabre: Edgar Allan Poe and the Evolution of Literary Horror

Edgar Allan Poe, the master of the macabre, has left an indomitable mark on the literary horror genre. His chilling tales have shaped our perception of horror and continue to inspire contemporary writers. Delving into Poe's works offers a profound understanding of the genre's evolution and its enduring impact on the human psyche.

The Seeds of Gothic Horror

Poe's literary ancestors were the Gothic novelists, such as Horace Walpole and Ann Radcliffe. Gothic literature reveled in themes of darkness, mystery, and the supernatural, creating an atmosphere of suspense and unease.....

Methods for Detecting Burkholderia Cepacia in Water in Pharmaceutical Literature
Introduction
Burkholderia cepacia is a Gram-negative bacterium that can cause serious infections in immunocompromised individuals. It is often found in water, soil, and plants, and can contaminate pharmaceutical products, such as intravenous fluids and medications. Detecting B. cepacia in water is essential for ensuring the safety of these products.
Culture-Based Methods
Culture-based methods are the traditional approach for detecting B. cepacia in water. These methods involve growing the bacteria on a selective culture medium, such as Burkholderia cepacia selective agar (BCSA). BCSA contains antibiotics that inhibit the growth of other bacteria, allowing B. cepacia....

Barriers to Physical Activity for College Students: A Review of Research
Physical activity is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and reducing the risk of chronic diseases. However, many college students struggle to meet recommended guidelines for physical activity. Research has identified several barriers that contribute to this low level of activity, including:
Time constraints: College students often have demanding schedules filled with classes, studying, and work. This leaves little time for physical activity.
Lack of motivation and self-efficacy: Some students lack the motivation or self-confidence to engage in physical activity. They may perceive themselves as being too busy or not having the....

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Raven an Explication of Edgar

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Death Explored in Thanatopsis and

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