Personal Narrative: Reflection on my First Poem
– … I changed the start of the line from “Life is sweet” to “Always remember life is sweet” because I wanted people who read this poem to always remember that life is sweet and has its good moments. In my last poem, Mother Nature, I choose not to make any revisions although one revision was suggested. In line five my first word was preserved and I choose not to change it because I thought it fit well in the line “preserved, living, invigorating”. Mother Nature is preserved in the sense that our world has been living for 4.54 billion years and is still thriving….
Transcendence in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping
– Transcendence in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping William H. Burke suggests that transience in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping is a type of pilgrimage, and that “the rigors and self-denials of the transient life are necessary spiritual conditioning for the valued crossing from the experience of a world of loss and fragmentation to the perception of a world that is whole and complete” (717). The world of reality in Housekeeping is one “fragmented, isolated, and arbitrary as glimpses one has at night through lighted windows” (Robinson 50)….
The President Needs the Line-item Veto
– The United State’s Constitution, the shortest written Constitution in the world, only has twenty-seven amendments, and now it is time to add another. The power of a presidential line-item veto was denied to the Clinton Administration in 1998, but with this last Congress being the least productive Congress ever, it is time to re-think the power distribution in the legislative process. In Congress, on average, only 10% of the bills proposed make their way through, and ever reach the President’s desk….
Assembly Line Olympics of History
– … The chinese would divide up tasks in mass producing metal, armor, weapons, and agricultural products through the concept of “assembly line.” The concept of the assembly line didn’t appear in labor in Europe until manufacturing and the Industrial Revolution was introduced. In order to determine who has the best assembly line-America, England, or China, we must first be able to know what makes an assembly line efficiency. First, what is the definition of efficiency. Efficiency, according to Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus is defined as the following: ‘efficiency |i?fiSH?nse|noun ( pl….
Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping – Beyond Reason
– Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping – Beyond Reason Marilynne Robinson gives voice to a realm of consciousness beyond the bounds of reason in her novel Housekeeping. Possibly concealed by the melancholy but gently methodical tone, boundaries and limits of perception are constantly redefined, rediscovered, and reevaluated. Ruth, as the narrator, leads the reader through the sorrowful events and the mundane details of her childhood and adolescence. She attempts to reconcile her experiences, fragmented and unified, past, present, and future, in order to better understand or substantiate the transient life she leads with her aunt Sylvie….