Essays Tagged: "pondering"

A review of "Thanatopsis" by William Cullen Bryant

poem many readers are able to reaffirm their faith of an afterlife, while others are left aimlessly pondering this strange possibility.Throughout the poem Bryant creates images which connect death and ... talk about the possibility of an afterlife, but it seems rather pointless. I spend countless hours pondering a question that shall never be answered in this lifetime. In addition, I realize death, al ...

(2 pages) 6015 0 4.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Morale: The Strongest Weapon In a War - This essay is about morale and (1) Why We Need It, (2) Has It Done Any Good? and (3) Techniques (4) Other Opinions

e thing for the soldiers. Why do they want to fight this war? What difference does this make? These pondering questions plague a soldier in and out of battle. What will he die for? I'll tell you. The ...

(2 pages) 109 1 4.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Ethical Dilemma

t decisions I ever had to make involved whether or not I would drink alcohol. This question kept me pondering off and on for the better part of three school years and the second semester of my first c ...

(3 pages) 263 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

"The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath

The book starts with the setting in New York as the main character is pondering theexecution of the Rosenbergs. Esther the main character is in New York because ofcontest ...

(2 pages) 55 0 4.0 Feb/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay is written in the style of Edgar Allen Poe. It is called Impenetrable Darkness

safety. Shocked, I stood there, realizing I must flee from the freezing bite of the wind and snow, pondering upon which direction I should motion for to arrive at my dwelling. Still deciding if I sho ...

(2 pages) 49 1 3.4 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

"We can usually learn much more from people whose views we share than from people whose views contradict our own; disagreement can cause stress and inhibit learning."

as and knowledge of other people. The thinking process progresses not merely by absorbing facts and pondering over them. It also involves being exposed to the thoughts of others and trying to find a r ...

(2 pages) 50 0 2.8 Oct/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Opposing the Death Penalty

capital punishment. I was of the mind that if someone killed me, I would like my death avenged, but pondering on the issue of cultural differences has made me doubt my prior convictions. First of all, ...

(4 pages) 66 0 4.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Going Back to Business as Usual. This essay is about how I believe people should not be obsessing about september 11 and how if we go back to business as usual the world would be better

g Back to Business as UsualIn the wake of the one year anniversary of September 11th, I find myself pondering why all the news and media are still so consumed with its coverage? It is my belief that t ...

(2 pages) 31 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Religion vs philosophy

stions such as: "Where do we come from?" and "What is our purpose on earth?" Hours have been spent, pondering, trying to find answers to the mysteries of life. Believers have turned to God for answers ...

(4 pages) 158 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Maya creation Myth story summary of the Popol Vuh

Every culture has their belief, but no idea is certain. Therefore wonderful stories are made by the pondering cultures of each region. The Mesoamerican culture has its own unique stories of creation. ... one has their own beliefs and ideas, however the fascination with other cultures has always left us pondering. That is why we explore the unknown, in order to better comprehend ourselves by comparing ...

(3 pages) 103 0 4.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

This talks about how different drinks affect our bodies at a chemical level.

ve you ever wondered if what you were drinking was good for you? Well, I spent a great deal of time pondering over it. Hopefully the research that I've done will help you make healthier decisions on w ...

(5 pages) 216 5 3.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Indefinable Motives - A revised essay on the short story "Hunters in the Snow" - BY: Tobias Wolff

An open-minded reader is likely to learn from the author's experiences. Tobias Wolff leaves readers pondering as he not only chooses the most pessimistic turn of events, but closes this writing with a ...

(5 pages) 137 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Final Adventure"-- comparative essay on two poems: "Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas

o good, why is everyone crying? This is the scene in many children's lives that cause them to begin pondering the importance of death. Some children never stop wondering about it, and as adults write ...

(3 pages) 114 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Be thankful for what you have".

f the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair to examine.Should you find yourself at a loss pondering what is my purpose just think of the person who didnt live long enough to get the oppurtun ...

(1 pages) 27 1 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Ophelia's Neurotic Mind.

William Shakespeare's writings have left many readers pondering what the actual meanings of his plays are, and why the characters act in a certain manner. ...

(4 pages) 46 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Emily Dickinson, title - 'Critical Analysis of 'Because I could not stop for death''

lming manner. Death is the one completely unknowable experience, which many people spend their life pondering about until the day they reach it, and Dickinson devotes much of her poetry to imagining i ...

(5 pages) 164 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry


oes not exist. Many people think about reality if not devote their lives to finding out it is. Even pondering pondering reality could drive you insane in its self but the more I talk the further from ...

(3 pages) 49 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Fairy Tale appropriation- Politically correct reading. Puss in boots

ived the short straw, meaning that he only inherited a cat. This caused him some distress.As he was pondering miserably, he said aloud to himself, "What shall I do? My brothers are fortunate, they can ...

(4 pages) 42 1 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Drinking and Driving. This essay tell about all the cons of drinking and driving. It is a personal essay. It is not very well written. It has grammer and spelling errors!!!

was okuntil one day he got too drunk and lost control of the car and hit a tree.Today, I? am still pondering on what caused people including my uncle to drinkand drive? Could it be pressure from your ...

(3 pages) 69 1 2.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Confronting History and Realizing National Identity: A Critical Analysis of Jan T. Gross's Neighbors.

xtent did the Pols conduct these killings independent of the Germans? What were the motivations? By pondering these questions, the reader has the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and ...

(5 pages) 63 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History