Abraham Lincoln: A Life

This essay will discuss Abraham Lincoln’s family background, early childhood, profession and education, marriage, political involvement, and death.

The Case Against Gay Marriage

This essay looks at the arguments against gay marriage, including the belief that it is a religious institution, that homosexual couples are not entitled to the same rights as heterosexual couples, and that it would cost taxpayers millions in social security and death benefits.

“Death, Be Not Proud”: A Sonnet by John Donne

“Death, Be Not Proud” is a sonnet written by English poet John Donne. The poem has the form of a Petrarchan sonnet and was originally named as “Holy Sonnet X”. The sonnet is made up of 14 lines. There is one 8-line stanza.

The first quatrain (stanza) sets up the theme of the poem: death is not to be feared or thought of as something powerful. The second quatrain presents four reasons why death should not be considered proud or powerful. In the third quatrain, the speaker reassures himself that death is not permanent and that he will eventually be reunited with his loved ones who have died before him. The final couplet contains a statement of hope that death will eventually be conquered.

The skyway project: a much needed investment in the Everglades

The skyway project is a much needed infrastructure investment in the Everglades. The project will provide an alternative to the aging and congested Tamiami Trail bridge, which is the only road link between Miami and the Everglades. The new skyway will be a two-lane highway with a center lane for emergency vehicles. It will be built on pilings high enough to allow the natural flow of water beneath it, restoring some of the flow that has been blocked by the Tamiami Trail for nearly a century.

A Look at the Characters, Themes, and Critical Reception of Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska is a novel by John Green about a teenage boy who attends a boarding school in Alabama. He befriends two other students, Chip and Alaska, and the three of them go through a lot of life changes together. The novel deals with themes of love, loss, grief, and friendship. It received largely positive reviews from critics and remains popular today.

The Three Poems: A Closer Look

The three poems Ulysses, Stopping by the Woods, and Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night all deal with the subjects of mortality and aging, but each approaches these topics from a different angle. While Ulysses is about a man who is at the end of his life and looking back on all that he has accomplished, Stopping by the Woods is about a man who is in the prime of his life and contemplating his own mortality. Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, meanwhile, is about a son urging his dying father to fight against death. These three poems inspire the readers, through the images of life, whether in old age or young, to not accept death as it is, but rather to challenge even in the last time minute.