The Cold Winter Night Essays

  • "Boy at the Window" Analysis

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    Boy at the Window Loneliness is like a cold winter day. Loneliness IS a cold winter day. A cold winter day is a dark, grainy day. It is the kind of day you’d imagine if you were by yourself and all alone. “Boy at the Window” is the kind of poem that takes place on such days. Loneliness also leads to pity. Pity is the shameless result of such loneliness. In “Boy at the Window”, by Richard Wilbur, the author evaluates the poem through allusion, metaphor, speaker, tone, smile, end rhyme, imagery,

  • sonnet 73 Essay

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    beloved about his love. The first quatrain describes the time in the poem which is near winter. In the two lines, “That time of year thou mayst in me behold/ When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang” (Shakespeare) tell the readers about the time of the year. The yellow leaves are almost completely fallen from the trees. This metaphor clearly means the winter is coming. In most poems or stories, winter is considered the sad time with loneliness. It is the last time of the year. In the next two

  • Ap Human Geography Chapter 1 Study Guide

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    are cooled. Katabatic winds occur where air in contact with sloping ground is colder than air at the same level away from the hillside over the valley. Katabatic winds are nocturnal phenomena in most parts of the world (i.e. they tend to happen at night) as there is surface cooling, especially when there is little cloud and due to lack of heating by the sun. Katabatic winds may lead to the formation of frost, mist and fog in valleys. Land and sea

  • Shakespeare Sonnet 73

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    1-2). Shakespeare seems to be describing the season of Fall. The season of what many describe as a season between summer and winter, coming from the summer months of hot, and sunny to weather with fresh green cut grass to a season coming to a beginning of winter. When the leaves start to turn colors and fall, this leaves trees bare and looking at the sign of death as the cold will come barreling in with snow. Using fall as a setting presents how in old age, we start losing our “young” senses of feeling


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    metaphor of autumn turning to winter when speaking to his loved one. “That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. Just like that time of year when leaves fall from trees, the author has changed like the seasons, losing his youth. The “shake against the cold” metaphor indicates to me that winter is approaching and that translates

  • Comparison / Rain

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    keep our environment healthy, or fruits and vegetables that we eat, are both dependent on rain to stay alive. Furthermore rain washes the air after dusty days, keeps the water level in rivers and artificial lakes or natural lakes. Rainy days in winter are kind of the most hatred days for some people, while other people love rainy days. It is an essential thing to keep life going for everybody on this planet; humans, animals and plants. No one can live without water, and lack of water would affect

  • Summary Of It's The Sequel To Hatchet

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    The book that I’m reading is Brian’s Winter. It’s the sequel to Hatchet, written by Gary Paulsen. The point of the book is to tell what would happen to Brian If he didn’t get rescued and if he had to endure the long winter to come. In the beginning Brian is living his life in the forest by himself and he is oblivious to the signs around him that summer is ending. It eventually hits him once, fall is almost over. He then realized that the leaves were changing colors and it was getting colder. It

  • Simple Stimulus Learning

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    to or accustomed to the new stimulus or surroundings. For instance, if a person is coming from a quiet neighborhood and moving to a busy street. At first the person will have a difficult time falling asleep at night because of all the noise and the busy street, but after a few nights of this the person will adapt to the noise outside. With a matter of time, the noise on the busy street will become a regular noise and routine for the person. Another example of habituation is becoming accustomed

  • Being A Summer Person

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    hot summers and cold winters, you probably have a strong opinion on which you prefer. Some people just love the thrill of freezing cold air blowing on their face, icicles forming on the tops of their drain pipes, and cuddling up with a loved on by a fireplace, sipping on hot coco. While many others prefer basking in the bright summer sun, wiggling their toes to feel the microscopic sand particles wedged between every curve, and hanging out by the poolside with a refreshingly cold glass of lemonade

  • Imagery And Symbols In The Poem 'Oranges' By Gary Soto

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    Imagine the cold winter breeze creeping into your twelve year old skin. Your breath is visible from the cold temperature. Butterflies are flying all around inside your stomach. It is your first time alone with the person you have a crush on, and your only moral support are the two oranges inside your pocket. The feeling of love in the air is surrounding you, almost suffocating you. And then you see her, shy smile and cheeks as red as roses. Suddenly, the cold air you felt vanishes all around you

  • Compare and Contrast

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    Compare and contrast essay Compare and contrast essay between my father waltz and those winter Sundays My Father’s Waltz and Those Winter Sundays My Father’s Waltz, by Theodore Roethke, and Those Winter Sundays, by Robert Hayden, are two somewhat similar poems about respected fathers. To most people a father is not just the man who fertilizes their mother’s egg, but a man that spends time with and takes care of them. While doing this, he gains their love and respect. In these two poems Roethke

  • The Importance Of Landscape In Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome

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    English 11H 31 September 2012 Starkfield’s Stark Fields The image is subtly promising: an emotionally torn farmer curls upon his makeshift box-sofa in a gloomy study. As tears well in his eyes, the night sky beyond the lone window begins to brighten. Grey clouds diffuse, and a shy moon radiates warmth through the landscape. The young man lifts his head and realizes an old promise: he is supposed to sled in secret with his love. The rare beauty of the usually dead landscape reflects the passion

  • Ethan Frome imagery essay

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    ideas; winter, death, and light. When we think of winter, we think of Zeena and more importantly, Ethan. When we think of light, we always think of Mattie. When we think of death, we think of different scenes in the book. To help support the three main ideas, Wharton uses metaphors, similes, and other uses of figurative language. Winter, as the setting, sets the tone of the story throughout the entire book. In the prologue, it describes that Ethan has endured too many Starkfield winters. Wharton

  • The Battle Of Trenton And The Battle At Yorktown

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    The two most important battles in the American Revolution were the battle of Trenton, and the battle at Yorktown. The battle of Trenton took place in Trenton New Jersey on December 25, 1776. It was a cold winters night many American troops had very little to wear, no shoes and were thinking this was the end. “American troops had as little as eighteen guns, and the Hessians had only six light guns. Hessian commander Colonel Rahl had been ordered by commanders that Washington and his troops were

  • To Build a Fire

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    being the man’s first winter he is inexperienced and lacking imagination with regard to the extreme obstacles that lay before him on his journey to camp. “But all this—the mysterious, far reaching hairline trail, the absence of sun from the sky, the tremendous cold, and the strangeness and weirdness of it all—made no impression on the man,” (London,126). If he had more experience, it may have warned him that it is too cold to travel further and to make camp and a fire for the night. He could also imagine

  • Coontrast of Edward Thomas March and but These Things Also

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    How do the differing structures, forms and language change the feel of ‘March’ and ‘But These Things Also’ Both ‘March’ and ‘But These Things Also’ comment on the ways in which winter transitions into spring. They both specifically focus on the theme of cycles; spring is seen as the season of new life, a fresh start, and new beginnings. Therefore both poems show a hope a search for spring. The poem uses two specific species of birds to represent the promise of spring. In March the poem describes

  • Deeper Meaning of Ethan Frome

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    one wife or loving more than one person. Mattie wearing red all the time symbolized her role as Ethan’s mistress, which was not believed in during this time. Another theme in this novel was the red pickle dish that belonged to Zeena. During their night alone Ethan and Mattie share the house with the cat, which first breaks Zeena’s pickle dish and then sits in Zeena’s rocking chair. The animal is a symbol of Zeena’s presence in the house, as an object that comes between Mattie and Ethan, and reminds

  • Emperor Penguins Essay

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    Emperor Penguin, the warriors of nature are considered the most beautiful of all penguins, and are the largest of all penguins. The males and females are hard to distinguish as they are very similar in physical size. Adult Emperor Penguins can weigh from 50 to 100 pounds and be up to 48 inches tall. The back parts of the Emperor Penguins are black with a white front, they also feature bright splashes of yellow and orange on their breast region and their ears. Like all penguin species, emperor penguins

  • Ice House Essay

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    invention of the refrigerator. Some were underground chambers, usually man-made, close to natural sources of winter ice such as freshwater lakes, but many were buildings with various types of insulation. During the winter, ice and snow would be taken into the ice house and packed with insulation, often straw or sawdust. It would remain frozen for many months, often until the following winter, and could be used as a source of ice during summer months. The main application of the ice was the storage

  • White Tailed Deer Research Paper

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    Austin D. West Mrs. Tracye Peden Seventh Grade ELA January 6, 2009 The White-Tailed Deer The White-Tailed deer are very beautiful and will always be one of the most popular animals to be hunted in North America. White-tailed deer have grown very much over time! The scientific name for the white-tailed deer is Odocoileus Virginianus. The first reason is because of the population. There are over 18 million deer in the United States