Essays Tagged: "Candle"

The connection between Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem 'First Fig' and (teenage) life in the twenties. I wrote this in the 9th grade, so it's not my best work.

ay will tell what her poem 'First Fig' reveals about a teenages life in 1920's America.The Poem: My candle burns at both ends;It will not last all night;But ah, my foes, and my friends---It gives a lo ... ng a great deal. These changes were especially visible in the lives of teenages.The first line: "My candle burns at both ends;" tells about how the life of a teen was much different than what it used ...

(1 pages) 54 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Scary essay.

r that day. He reached that same hand, now numbed, into his pocket, and groped around for the small candle and the box of matches he had brought.Eventually, his breath almost freezing in the crisp air ... storm, perhaps mixed with some fallen leaves or pumpkin seeds. He groped around, trying to find the candle and matches, hoping that they had not got wet. Soon he sensed an irregularity in the ground, ...

(3 pages) 43 1 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Jewish observance of Shabbat.

time. The observance of Shabbat begins with the extremely powerful rituals of lighting the Shabbat candles, reciting the Kiddush, washing our hands, and blessing the Challah. Each of these activities ... t a simple weekly family dinner.The first ritual to usher in Shabbat is the lighting of the Shabbat candles. It is very interesting that this is one of the few time centered rituals where the responsi ...

(5 pages) 59 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

How tension is built up and sustained in the red room, the speckled band and the ostler

midnight-witching hour. These elements just make the story tenser.The metaphor used to describe his candle shows how much he relies on it:"A little tongue of light in its vastness, that failed to pier ... , that failed to pierce the opposite end of the room."It is clear to him and us that the flickering candles are unreliable. By causing the movement of the shadows we feel totally vulnerable.Furthermor ...

(15 pages) 42 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Seventeen.

ed.... She just moved from another world, but she doesn't miss it. She misses THAT city. Even these candles are different here. It's like they know where she's coming from. Candles.***She loves her da ...

(1 pages) 25 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Technology iin the medieval home

ng or heating. It was usually very dark inside the houses. At night the only form of light was from candles which were lit up in the rooms. The poor who could not afford candles did not have light at ...

(1 pages) 35 1 2.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Poem: Spiral

My love shines for her,like a bright candle on yonder shore.I don't know where to look,were to go,there's a pain in my heart,and it won't ... e or be loved,I can't think of the above.Chitter, chatter my teeth they rattle,thoughts of her like,candle-flames, dancing, prancing,no worries, but their own.Why won't it stop,this feeling, that I go ...

(1 pages) 40 0 3.8 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

The feeling makes the world go round

d to love a stranger so strongly and unconditionally.Lust is not love Romantic feeling is a candle, when it lit it burns bright and continues to burn until there is nothing left. When a person ... e the passion is gone, all the mysteries solved, and the desire to know more is gone, just like the candle, that feeling is gone. It is not a matter of if the Romantic feeling will end, but more so wh ...

(4 pages) 26 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

How H. G. Wells creates atmosphere in "The Red Room" by referring to the way he describes location.

which Wells uses is making the stay in the room feel like a battle, with the constant relighting of candles a fight against darkness, light against dark, good against evil. "Panting from candle to can ... armies about the enter into an epic battle. Wells also uses verbs such as "volley" in "a volley of candles went out" again like a battle, a volley of rifle fire adding to the fight, the struggle agai ...

(4 pages) 30 1 3.7 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

"El dia de los muertos"... A basic, yet thourough explanation and description of Mexico's "Day Of The Dead" Holiday.

food their living family has prepared for them; Copal is only burned when the food is being served. Candles are also very important to the celebration. The candles used to decorate the altar are alway ... to the celebration. The candles used to decorate the altar are always either white or yellow. Each candle they place on the altar represents one departed soul from the family. Flowers are also used t ...

(1 pages) 30 0 1.8 Sep/2006

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

How effectivly Does H.G Wells Create suspense in "The Red Room"

adow or silvery illumination.""The long, draughty subterranean passage was chilly and dusty, and my candle flared and made the shadows cower and quiver."Sets the scene as an old haunted castle and the ... son your put yourself In his shoes and your heart starts to beat faster as well. When the first two candles go out he tries to put a logical explanation to it."Odd!" I said. "Did I do that myself in a ...

(2 pages) 16 0 5.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How is Tension and Fear Created in "The Red Room" by H.G. Wells?

. When he leaves the old people he becomes slightly nervous, leaving "the door wide open until" his candle is "well alight", showing that he doesn't want to be in the dark alone. The tense atmosphere ... versation with" himself, it shows that he is no longer in control and fear has taken over. When the candles go out the narrator becomes "hysterical" and soon he is completely engulfed with fear.The re ...

(6 pages) 13 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Anthem

ms and an infrastructure, but no advanced technology. The "new technology" of Prometheus' time, the candle, first appeared one hundred years prior to Prometheus' birth. This extremely slow technologic ... This extremely slow technological development was partly due to the ideology behind the society. If candles became obsolete, then what would happen to the candle makers and the candle making factories ...

(2 pages) 391 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Traditions

birthday. We sing worship songs, talk about how we are so excised for Christmas. There are a lot of candles. Finally when the candles are done burning and the service my friends and I go around to eve ... and the service my friends and I go around to every seat and pick off all the wax that fell off the candles.After my family and I get home from church. The Weldon's come over. First we exchange gifts, ...

(1 pages) 280 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Haunted House

d. As I got closer, I realized I smelled something burning. When I reached the room, I saw a candle! I knew that someone had to be here. I decided to pick up the candle and us it for light. The ... om, I realized it was a library! There I saw the piano. Only this time it was not playing. I set my candle on the piano so I could look at some books. Even though I was confused, I decided to look aro ...

(3 pages) 4 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Exploring how HG Wells created an atmosphere of fear and tension in 'The red room'

that the room is very dark. Wells uses sea imagery to help the reader visualise the room. “My candle was a little tongue of flame…and left an ocean of mystery and suggestion behind its isla ... ry and suggestion behind its island of light.” This shows the man feels safe and secure in his candle light, but it also shows the mystery he regards the room with. The shadows appear to move by ...

(7 pages) 6 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Purple 3

and he went the wrong way?" To them, maybe, but to me it was rihgt, They couldnt understand Burning candles all night, The rooster would crow The sun would rise My mind would blow Purple sunsets in th ... ng it along, from the light shades of lavender, 'till it gets dark and strong And I'll mix it in my candles and burn it by the day, I'll set fire to the old house, and clasp the sun's ray, In purple c ...

(1 pages) 374 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Purple

and he went the wrong way?" To them, maybe, but to me it was rihgt, They couldnt understand Burning candles all night, The rooster would crow The sun would rise My mind would blow Purple sunsets in th ... ng it along, from the light shades of lavender, 'till it gets dark and strong And I'll mix it in my candles and burn it by the day, I'll set fire to the old house, and clasp the sun's ray, In purple c ...

(1 pages) 466 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

How To Plan A Romantic Evening

the two of you can enjoy your time together. If you are running around making the food or lighting candles it can take away the romantic feeling.The second step is creativity. The atmosphere is also ... simple. Your dinner should be easy to make, or you can even order Chinese food for take out. A few candles are romantic but try to keep them to a minimum; you can even dim the lights. It is best to j ...

(1 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Romantic setting

. I will need a blanket to lay on the grass, glasses, plates, silverware, drinks, food, battery lit candles, and bug spray if course. I make sure that the candles have new batteries in them and bring ... and put it down making sure that it is spread out evenly and in just the right spot. I take out the candles making sure I place them right in the middle of the blanket. Then I set down the plates and ...

(3 pages) 600 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays