The events of September 11, 2001 is still is fresh in many American’s minds. Most people can recall where they were and what they were doing, I know I can. It was a coward act by a group of people who have nothing but hatred for Americans, for absolutely no reason. This event has gone done as one of the worse tragedies on American soil and has impacted many things in our lives since. In the end, this even has greatly shaped our world today.
In 5 ways 9/11 has transformed the U.S. military, Anna Mulrine (n.d.) explains the things and policies that have changed within the U.S. military. She discusses how the army fights differently on the ground, how the military spends it’s money differently, she even goes through the change in women’s ranks within the military. She discusses the expansion of the amount of special force soldiers that we have, as well as how we value our leaders differently as well
In How we’ve changed since 9/11, Jennie Wood (2007) discusses the many ways that America has changed since the attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon. She discusses simpler things, like the extra security at air ports, or the growing intorrence for immigrants from the Middle East. She talks about the phsycial health for the rescue works who responded, as well as the effect on the economy from the attacks.
In The losing strategy of 9-11, Gwynne Dyer (2011) discusses how the military strategy post 9/11 was quite possibly a losing strategy. She discusses that it possibly could have been Osama Bin Laden’s plan the whole time to get the U.S. to invade Afghanistan and tie them up in a bloody guerilla warfare battle. She cites previous battles that the U.S. engaged in with that Bin Laden was tied to and how he planned attacks to get a certain reaction out of...
...Comparison between Hour and to his coy mistress
Both poems, hour and to his coy mistress compare well with each other in the sense that they both have the same theme, making reference to how important love is and the value spending time with one another has and just thinking about the present, rather than thinking ahead.
The poems are based around the same theme, but presented in a different style. Hour shows the side of a more romantic love, whilst tohis coy mistress displays the idea of a more physical relationship. Carol Ann Duffy uses a more subtle language style and represents a positive, warm feeling and the tone is sweet, whilst Andrew Marvell talks more about a sexual, intimate relationship, and the tone being very masculine and hostile, as well as it being quite humorous.
Carol Ann Duffy talks about how just spending an hour together goes so fast and that you need to make the most of this ‘hour’ you finally have together. “Loves times beggar… makes love rich”. Here there is a metaphor used. Duffy is imagining time as a person and love as a beggar. Instead of dropping a coin into a cup, time is dropping a single hour, and so love as a beggar is a negative thing. She suggests how it difficult to “find an hour together” and not to spend it on flowers or wine so just using that precious hour under a “grass ditch”. To his coy mistress contrasts with this, as he is only asking for a short time to be with her...
...Marvell's To his Coy Mistress Author(s): Walter A. Sedelow, Jr. Source: Modern Language Notes, Vol. 71, No. 1 (Jan., 1956), pp. 6-8 Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press Stable URL: http://jstor.org/stable/3043707 . Accessed: 29/12/2010 18:37
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...Few would argue that on the surface level of Marvel's "To His Coy Mistress" the speaker is a lover advancing a conventional 'carpe diem' line of thought. He systematically reasons with his desired object about the futility of delaying their interlude when the hours available to them are limited, but the lyric may simultaneously function as a metaphor for Marvel's endeavors as a metaphysical poet. Metaphysical writers view poetry as an intellectual exercise, an opportunity to develop ideas in a logical, argumentative structure; for them, the object of poetry is not to serve as an outlet for an effusion of emotional sentiments. If one approaches "To a Coy Mistress" as a discussion of the pressures which time places upon a writer, Marvel's apostrophe takes on an ironic twist. He uses his analytical skills to coax his writing to manifest his intended desires, providing a playful look at the connection between a man and his work. Complicating this relationship is the necessity of negotiating under the terms and constraints of an outside third party: time. Marvel battles to balance his time between his public occupation as a member of the British Parliament, the Hull, and his more private pursuits as a writer. The superficially apparent pleas of a lover seeking a relationship serve as a mirror to Marvel's struggle to conquer his artistic...
...“TO HIS COY MISTRESS” by Andrew Marvell
THEME: Time, Love and Sex
In his poem the author tries to convey that if there was enough time, he and his beloved could go on courting forever, but times goes by quickly. Therefore, as he wants her to have sex with him, he states that they must squeeze their joys to the present because there is no time to be coy and aloof.
The poet uses figurative language to add feeling and mood to what he wants to say to his mistress. Many words such as similes, metaphors, and words that demonstrate personification, are used throughout the poem in order to convince this lady to do as we wants.
• 1º and 3º Stanza: Comic
The author compliments her, while being comical and playful to have her trust him, because that way, as she gains more trust, she will accept the fact that she is still honorable because she will have sexual relations with a true love.
• 2º Stanza: Morbid and scared
The speaker is worried about their love and what will happen in the future if they do not share sexual pleasure.
Metric: Dramatic Monologue, Iambic Tetrameter
"To His Coy Mistress" takes the form of a dramatic monologue. The speaker of the poem does all the talking, which makes this a monologue, a speech by a single character. But, because he isn’t just talking to himself, but to another fictional character, the...
...The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
by Christopher Marlowe
1599Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields
Woods or steepy mountain yieldsAnd we will sit upon the rocks,
Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks
By shallow rivers to whose falls
Melodious birds sing madrigals.And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies,
A cap of flower, and a kirtle
Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle;A gown made of the finest wool
Which from our pretty lambs we pull;
Fair lined slippers for the cold
With buckles of the purest gold;A belt of straw and ivy buds,
With coral clasps and amber studs;
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Come live with me and be my love.The shepherds' swains shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May morning:
If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me and be my love. | The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd
by Sir Walter Raleigh
1600 If all the world and love were young,
And truth in every shepherd's tongue,
These pretty pleasures might me move
To live with thee and be thy love.Time drives the flocks from field to fold,
When rivers rage and rocks grow cold;
And Philomel becometh dumb;
The rest complain of cares to come.The flowers do fade, and wanton fields
To wayward winter reckoning yields;
A honey tongue, a heart of gall,
Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall.Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy bed...
...George S. Patton)
15. The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. --Theodore Roosevelt
16. Not many of us will be leaders; and even those who are leaders must also be followers much of the time. This is the crucial role. Followers judge leaders. Only if the leaders pass that test do they have any impact. The potential followers, if their judgment is poor, have judged themselves. If the leader takes his or her followers to the goal, to great achievements, it is because the followers were capable of that kind of response." --Garry Wills in Certain Trumpets: The Nature of Leadership
17. The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. --Benjamin Mays
18. There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning. --Pat Riley
19. The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they're working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different. --Rick Pitino
20. Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
21. Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real...
How his relationship with his father was revealed in
“A Letter to My Father”, “The Judgment”,
& “The Metamorphosis”
Franz Kafka is an icon of dark existentialist and absurdist literature that frequently wrote about themes of isolation, alienation, and authoritarian oppression. His well-known work includes the short stories "The Metamorphosis", and “ The Judgment.” as well as his prominent "Letter to His Father", in which he attempted to clarify the tense relationship and his emotional oddness. Franz Kafka was born in Prague on July 3rd, 1883. Prague was a perplexed city, a great deal like Kafka himself. With several languages and ethnic groups struggling for a position in Prague, it was apparent in the late 19th century that Jewish residents were relatively low in social status. Kafka was a Czech-born, German-speaking Jewish boy. Franz had a complex time while living at home because he suffered from hypersensitivity to noise and a yearning for solitude. His father Hermann was an importer and ran a store specializing in “fine goods” for the rising middle- class. Hermann was a self-made man, extremely aware of his own success and his son’s lack of success. His father quite often, verbally abused Franz, a truth revealed in a good deal of Kafka’s stories and within his diaries. Kafka never did rebel openly against...
...more modern view. In the poem, “To His Coy Mistress,” Andrew Marvell transforms images of time into a symbol of humanity to challenge traditional love poetry as it existed in this age.
Marvell utilizes temporal imagery to protest the ideal love that poets of this age insisted on, as a means to argue that we are limited by our humanity. The speaker starts off by telling his lover that if there was enough time and enough space: “world enough, and time” (l. 1), then they would be able to lavishly spend their time. Marvell’s detailed descriptions that love has the ability to transgress the boundaries of time and space takes aim at the over utilized clichés and hyperboles that the average contains. When faced with the issue of death, Marvell gives a modern view on how to spend the limited time humans are given on earth. Marvell discusses that if the speaker had enough time, he would complement his lover and admire her.
“An hundred years should go to praise
Thine Eyes, and on thy Forehead gaze.
Two hundred to adore each Breast:
But thirty thousand to the rest.
An Age at least to every part,
And the last Age should show your Heart.” (ll. 13-18)
He would focus on “every part” (l. 17) of her body until he got to the “heart”. The heart in this situation is both a metaphor for sex and a metaphor for love. Marvell is making the argument that love poetry is nothing but lust wrapped up in beautiful imagery. The speaker would prefer to...