Once upon a time, in an age when nothing was as it seemed, and magic oozed from the earth, there lived a man in a big house. He was known as “Miser Mike,” the owner of 8 Inns in the darkest West Country. On a stormy night, when even the elements seemed to be angry with him, there was a knock upon his door; it sounded like nails dragging on a blackboard. Like the screams of a banshee on the grand oak door of the mansion. It roused the house, sending a chill down Mike’s spine. It seemed as if whatever was out there needed some sort of help. Mike sat up from his red, velvet chair. An ominous wind blew through the window, making the willow outside shudder. He started to approach the door with great caution, Mystified by what could behold outside his home. Suddenly, he drew back, and yelled out for his servant. In a flash, a young man darted towards him. “Can’t you hear there’s someone at the door? Open it!” Mike declared testily; hiding the fact he was petrified. The poor boy rushed to the door, his skin pale and trembling. As he drew back the many bolts and turned the many locks, he felt a force pushing the door open from beyond. The great doors groaned open, as if exhausted.
Before him was a great raven, jet black, red claws and eyes the colour of flames. It flew in knocking the servant over, and perched on the Master’s table. Dauntingly, Mike glared at his servant still frozen in astonishment at the door. He didn’t know which one to yell at first, the raven or the servant. As he launched at the boy, the raven rose above him; and with his great wings, swept the lantern on to the oak floor.
Within seconds, the flame which was concealed in the glass has spread on the floor of the Great Hall. Mike and his servant however, did not notice the unfurling disaster. The servant screamed in horror and pointed his skinny finger at the blaze. Mike, flabbergasted at what he had thought the poor boy has caused, enclosed the servant’s neck in his grip, then proceeded to squeeze with all his might. The young man squirmed and gagged. A cackle echoed though the hall; the raven swooped into view of the servant as he gave an agonizing peck at the veins of his hand; the raven had finished his stay at the inn.
Mike released his excruciating grip. The boy dropped to the ground, lifeless. The cold hearted Master ran for his life out of his beloved inn, and as he took his last glance at one of his
not walking under a ladder. Oftentimes people follow superstitions so much that they become rituals. This idea is seen in “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. Ms. Jackson develops her short story using symbols, such as names, objects, numbers and specific times in the setting to further the idea that superstitions overtime become rituals.
Ms. Jackson uses a network of allegorical symbolism in “The Lottery” to build around a severe commentary of how tradition works in American culture. Tradition both…
October 1, 2012
Rhetorical Visual Analysis of Chanel Advertisement
Few people realize the true impact of product advertising, but the truth is that the modern consumer is severely affected and often subconsciously influenced by advertisements, especially if it is a quality and persuasive advertisement. But how does one create an effective ad? That is literally the million-dollar question that keeps the advertising industry so competitive and prosperous…
Essay: Three coffee companies that use fair trade coffee
As you click open the official website page of the Bridgehead coffee, a line of
slogan will appear in your computer screen: Fairly traded, organic and
shade-grown coffees from small-scale farmers.
Bridgehead source their coffee beans from more than 10 countries, most of the countries are developing countries which locate in Americas and Africa. Bridgehead promises that they will only cooperate with land owning small producers; this is because…
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Introduction to Hydroponics and Controlled Environment Agriculture
by Patricia A. Rorabaugh, Ph.D. University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center 1951 E. Roger Road Tucson, AZ 85719 Revised December, 2012
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1: Controlled Environment Agriculture and Hydroponics: Past, Present and Future The Plant How to grow greenhouse crops Plant Protection: Insects and Diseases Basic Principals of Hydroponics Transplant Production Pollination, Fertilization and Bee…