Essays Tagged: "playing cards"

This essay is based on the use of abstract and concrete description. The object of the essay is to provide a concise description of a place using abstract and concrete words.

ntalizing, that anxiety overwhelmed me. I packed the basic beach utensils; beach towels, sun block, playing cards, a guitar and firewood, therefore was set. The only ingredients missing now for my tri ...

(3 pages) 161 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Alexander Pushkin "The Queen of Spades" Hermann and Greed

at a friend's, he learns the story of an old countess who is known to hold an invincible secret at playing cards. This Countess resides with her niece, Lisa. Hermann decides to manipulate Lisa and al ...

(2 pages) 61 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The effects of Gambling and what it can do to your life.

ambling.Gambling was a popular pastime in North America long before there was ever a United States. Playing cards and dice were brought over by both the British and the Dutch. By the end of the 17th c ...

(6 pages) 327 1 3.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

This essay is a brief summary and reflection over a 1998 article written by Constance Kamii and published in Teaching Children Mathematics journal.

ook math exercises. Instead, they were given opportunities to solve everyday math problems, such as playing games that involved adding money, adding numbers together on playing cards to get to a certa ... ctivities. Also, the children were encouraged to use numerical reasoning in a variety of ways while playing the games, which helped to not only develop the skills being used, but also aided in develop ...

(3 pages) 74 0 3.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Gambling in Canada.

istory. Gambling was a popular pastime in North America long before there was ever a United States. Playing cards and dice were brought over by both the British and the Dutch. By the end of the 17th c ... United Arab Emirates. Today, after having spent three years in Canada and spending a lot of my time playing in casinos I can say that gambling can be problematic and can see why some countries would n ...

(6 pages) 56 0 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Where the colonist justified in waging war and breaking away from Britain?

without Representation" was the battle cry. The Stamp Act of 1765 started it all. Every paper, from playing cards to legal documents were taxed. Document 2 refers to this tax as well as the Townsend A ...

(3 pages) 60 0 1.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Rational v.s. irrational thought

human history. Irrational thought holds the most power throughout our history. It like when you are playing cards and you think you have the best hand, but then someone does something unexpected. The ...

(3 pages) 48 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Printing Press - Notes

nse of time based on nature--no calendars, no clocksBrief history:§ china made paper money and playing cards - block-printed§ every word, phrase & pic was on a different block -- new blo ...

(1 pages) 32 1 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Internet Addition Disorder--What a Tangled Web We Weave

s of communication or entertainment are fulfilled by looking for romance and friends in chat rooms. Playing cards, chess, auction bids or even shopping on the internet are becoming common place. With ...

(3 pages) 70 1 2.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays


come home after being on the road she would cook for him and they would lie in bed watching TV and playing cards. However now he finds himself home alone most of the time, and when she is there her m ...

(2 pages) 38 0 1.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Own ending to Great Expectations

make the ending of Great Expectations it would go like this:When Pip was sitting down on the table playing cards with Estella, Pip asks Estella to marry him. Estella says yes in a delightful manner. ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

"The Flamingo Kid."

when Jeffrey was introduced to Carla. After speaking with Carla, Jeffrey noticed that the men were playing cards so he decided to go over and watch. He noticed Phil Brodie was winning all the games. ...

(3 pages) 13 0 4.0 Sep/2005

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

Compare and Contrast the American and French Revolutions

es on commercial and legal documents, such as, diplomas, pamphlets, newspapers, almanacs, dice, and playing cards. A stamp glued to each article indicated that the tax had been paid. What also angered ...

(3 pages) 41716 1 3.7 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Major characters in a novel or play usually undergo a change of some sort. In the novel or play you have studied, hot is the change in the major character linked to a key theme or themes?

ad no real significant impact on society and humanity. At the beginning of the play, the guards are playing cards, and at the end, they are still playing cards. This shows that nothing in the play has ...

(11 pages) 11 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

A craft-based essay on Flannery O'Connor's short story, "Good Country People," as it appears in "The Grant Book of the American Short Story"

still gets me every time) the bible salesman with hollowed out holy books full of liquor and dirty playing cards and condoms...O'Connor introduces conflict into the story immediately with Mrs. Freema ...

(1 pages) 22 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


ar. While spending time together the guards become friends with the prisoners and spend hours a day playing cards and debating over religion and politics. At a time when war is life or death this stor ...

(1 pages) 563 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Different use of poetic device to achieve one goal in "The rape of the lock"-Alexander Pope, "A Modest Proposal"-Jonathan Swift, "Candide"-Voltaire

in human matters, in this one Pope introduces "sylphs" to protect Belinda's curl. When the guys are playing cards, pope showed and described it in a mock heroic term as battle, the way they were talki ...

(3 pages) 34 0 4.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Events leading to the cause of

goods such as deeds, marriage licenses, advertisements, newspapers, diplomas, custom documents, and playing cards. The colonists were again angered because they had to pay this tax when people in Engl ...

(5 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

All the kings men

ing of worthlessness in the things that he believes he wants. He compares these material objects to playing cards within a deck. " Maybe the things you want are like cards" (Warren 99). An individual ...

(6 pages) 608 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Go Ask Alice

is called Wonderland. Wonderland is populated by animals that talk and act like real people and by playing cards that act as a royal court. It does not conform to the reality or physics of the real w ...

(4 pages) 1148 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama