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Poetry Analysis: Palm Tree and Ocean Wave

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Poetry is not common in the American culture as more immediate forms of entertainment takes precedence. However, poetry is a system of understanding and an effective method of learning. A poem according to the American poet Williams Carlos Williams are “machines made of words”. The ultimate goal of all poems is to create an image and feeling in a readers mind. The more skilled the poet the more successful they are in sharing their experiences and emotions with others. Poems can be analyzed by taking apart the words of this machine for closer study. A poem can be studied by looking at which lines match with other lines in the sequence. This rhythm is denoted by letters such as AA, BB, CC, etc.. which means there are pairs of rhythm. ABAB would mean that the rhythm augments. There are various types of highly structured and free versus poems. Each has their benefits and detractors when developing this art form.  As you can see from the poem below there are sequences being

Eureka! A Burger and Beer in La Jolla

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If you are looking for a thick piece of angus to satisfy your primal appetite and a glass of beer to cool your taste buds you might want to shout “Eureka!” The Eureka restaurant offers burgers, custom fries,   salads and much more. A large assortment of craft beers and whiskeys await the patron in their bar, patio or dining areas.   Eureka is all about bourbons and craft beer. It holds at least thirty different variations of each. Like its beverages, its food is also very American in its orientation. Eureka seeks to use local suppliers and spirit makers in its attempt to create the right atmosphere for its guests.  Located next to Macy’s in UTC mall Eureka offers a convenient location and easy parking. There is plenty of space inside the establishment and easy seating on the patio. The patio also offers warmers to take away the night chill. It is a nice place to dine if you seek fresh air and an outside view. Eureka is not your 1950’s style burger joint. It offers

Single Assessments in Business Colleges May Not be Telling the Whole Story

Education is a process that helps students widen their understanding of their fields of study as well as the world around them. The problem is that many colleges may not be aware of whether their students are actually learning. As colleges seek to improve learning assessment in light of budget difficulties they are seeking ways of assessing learning. However, such assessments may actually fail in their overall ability to determine higher levels of student learning. A single method of assessment may not actually be telling the whole story.  Teaching is an important component of any quality of education. Through this understanding we see that all universities should continuously improve upon their teaching methods as much as possible. A study by Pritchard, Saccucci, and Potter in 2010 helps highlight how one AACSB accredited school improved upon their teaching practices by focusing closely on their mission statement.  The mission statement is the main guide by which all othe

John Donne Poetry The Flea and No Man is an Island

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John Donne was born in England and was a poet, satirist, cleric and lawyer. He is seen as the ultimate metaphysical poet. Such metaphysical poets lived in the 17 th century and were a loose group of learning poets that used conceits. A Metaphysical conceit is a comparison of two things that concede likeness even though the things may not actually be alike. For example, the concept of a flea biting both a man and his lover might mean that relationships should not be denied just because they are not married.   You can see that association in Donne’s poem “The Flea”: Oh stay! three lives in one flea spare Where we almost, yea more than married are.    This flea is you and I, and this Our marriage-bed and marriage-temple is. As you can tell from the poem, John Donne was using far metaphors and wit to get his point across. This type of poetry is based off of neo-Platonism. It is the attempt to find perfection of beauty in the world as the perfection of heaven. Their work