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18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: whitepeacock204 | Category: Global history dbq essay example

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by American writer Herman Melville , published in 1851 during the period of the American Renaissance. Sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of Ahab , captain of the whaler the Pequod , for revenge on Moby Dick , the white whale that on the previous whaling voyage bit off Ahab's leg at the knee. The novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, but during the 20th century, its reputation as a Great American Novel was established. William Faulkner confessed he wished he had written it himself, [1] and D. H. Lawrence called it "one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world", and "the greatest book of the sea ever written". [2] "Call me Ishmael" is among world literature's most famous opening sentences. [3]

The product of a year and a half of writing, the book draws on Melville's experience at sea, on his reading in whaling literature, and on literary inspirations such as Shakespeare and the Bible. The white whale is modeled on the notoriously hard to catch actual albino whale Mocha Dick , and the ending is based on the sinking of the whaler Essex by a whale. The detailed and realistic descriptions of whale hunting and of extracting whale oil, as well as life aboard ship among a culturally diverse crew, are mixed with exploration of class and social status , good and evil, and the existence of God. In addition to narrative prose, Melville uses styles and literary devices ranging from songs, poetry, and catalogs to Shakespearean stage directions , soliloquies , and asides.

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    whitegoose537 17 Jan 2017 22:32

    Simply, tell them that you want to be an engineer at boeing. What points should you cover? Your essay should reveal something about yourself that they don't already know from somewhere else in your application. This is a fun question because there is no right answer (although, when I was applying to college I hated when people called the essays fun.). Some questions to consider/answer while writing this are: why is this what you want to do? what were the events/activities/thoughts that lead you to choose this area of interest? when did you first know that you wanted to be an engineer? The hardest part about college essays is starting them. Just write a VERY rough draft- a stream of conscience. Then re-read and edit the draft until you absolutely love it. Again, don't stress too much. The average college admissions officer only spends 1-2 minutes reading your essays! Focus on getting good grades right now. Good luck!

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    Kardinava 18 Jan 2017 01:12


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    Света 18 Jan 2017 08:38

    theyre all drugs!!!! perscription or illegal! so either way you can be like ohhh well theyre both drugs. and still get credit. and theyre talking about both. thats why they say substance abuse and the impact. basically all you ahve to do is say how bad it is for you and you will get a good grade.. (tell them what they want to hear)