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My Experience At The Beach

- Close your eyes and think of yourself laying in the nice warm sand right aide of the ocean. You hear the waves crashing against the coast as everything on your mind just slowly disappears. It just simply doesn’t get better than that. When you think of the Beach, a lot of people picture different places in their minds. When I picture the beach, it’s a place not too far from home, it’s the shores of Maryland and Delaware. I often find myself daydreaming of Ocean City. I believe it’s just because I was around the beach so much while growing up, that it’s just a second home to me....   [tags: The Reader, English-language films, Beach]

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The Beach - Original Writing

- ... As I get closer to the beach there are large buildings of glass surrounding the outside of the beach with pomp trees dispersed around them to give beauty to the buildings and to the area. A few miles after the buildings you can see a massive parking lot filled with cars and buses that belong to the people who have come to enjoy and relax at the beach. Before entering the parking lot of the beach, you can see the sea as if it is an endless pool of water that continues to flow between the mountains, and people were around the shores and swimming in it....   [tags: Beach, Sand, English-language films, Debut albums]

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Descriptive Essay : Beach Hacks

- ... People are far more likely to steal something valuable from your bag like a wallet with money then they are a sunscreen bottle. Just don’t leave it laying out carelessly in plain view, where someone may steal it because they forgot their own sunscreen. Ziplock your Phone: Ziplock baggies are great ways of keeping food protected, so why not your smartphone. If you decided not to invest in a super military grade phone cover, consider doing this instead. Before heading to the beach, put your phone inside a plastic baggy....   [tags: English-language films, Beach, Sunscreen, Rooms]

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My Experience At Virginia Beach Vacation

- ... Then it became lunchtime and we stopped at some sub shop. The shop looked very sketchy; it had a weird feeling to it. It was a little bit dark, but we ordered our food. It was a very monotonous 20 minutes, but after I ate, I found that it was very not worth it. The subs were garbage; it did not taste good at all. However, the fries were amazing they had a taste that made the mouth water and tingle every time you ate one. Then we got back in the car and kept driving to the beach. That was where the actual "disaster" started....   [tags: English-language films, Beach, Hotel, Hotels]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Dover Beach ' By Matthew Arnold

- The poem of “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold symbolizes the disconnection and separation from nature and society as demonstrated throughout Fahrenheit 451. As Montag struggles to make connections and begins to realize the flaws within the society he lives in, he turns to that of books to search for answers. In the world Montag had come to know, the people such as Ms. Phelps and Ms. Bowles have become blinded by false realities without the light of knowledge. Bradbury has Montag read this specific poem to the ladies because of the many similarities that it shares with their society, specifically the discovery of the unrelenting sadness in the world, the human suffering, the loss of faith, and...   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Dystopia, Dover Beach]

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Coming of Age in Ferris Beach

- Coming of Age in Ferris Beach Jill McCorkle's Ferris Beach is set in the 1970's, which is a transitional period in American history. The book is a buildings roman of Katie Burn's coming of age. Her maturing is complicated by the transition that is occurring in the time period. At the time, the Civil Rights movement had just ended, and there is a movement towards a more modern society, which included the integration of races and equality among men and women. In the book, the movement is characterized as a transition from the 'Old South' to the 'New South.' Different characters symbolize each time period....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Essay on Dover Beach: An Analysis

- An Analysis of Dover Beach Dover Beach intrigued me as soon as I read the title. I have a great love of beaches, so I feel a connection with the speaker as he or she stands on the cliffs of Dover, looking out at the sea and reflecting on life. Arnold successfully captures the mystical beauty of the ocean as it echoes human existence and the struggles of life. The moods of the speaker throughout the poem change dramatically as do the moods of the sea. The irregular, unordered rhyme is representative of these inharmonious moods and struggles....   [tags: Arnold Dover Beach Essays]

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Kate and Merle in Ferris Beach

- Kate and Merle in Ferris Beach Kate's perspective and understanding of deceptive appearances is heightened by her encounter and ensuing relationship with Merle Hucks. Kate had gone to school with Merle and been his neighbor for many years, but never knew him as anything more than a bully and a Hucks. However, Kate finally meets Merle one day at Mrs. Poole's house and learns that all her judgments and fabricated perceptions of him were based on his appearance and on rumors, and they were way off target....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Analysis Of Matthew Arnold 's Poem ' Dover Beach '

- ... He then also shifts to first person in lines eighteen, twenty-nine, thirty-one, and thirty-five when he announces his observations of Dover Beach. Throughout the poem Arnold is comparing each of his observations of the characteristics of the beach to the downfall of spirituality and faith among all of England. Throughout the first stanza of “Dover Beach” Matthew Arnold uses foreshadowing, symbolism, one metaphor that hints towards the overall theme of the poem. The first few lines of the opening stanza begin with the foreshadowing of the religion as it reads “On the French coast the light / Gleams and is gone” (3-4)....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Grammatical person, Dover Beach]

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Mockery of Victorian Values in Hecht's Parody, Dover Beach

- Hecht's parody "Dover Bitch" is a mockery of Victorian values shown in "Dover Beach", as well as those of his own period. Hecht candidly exaggerates the speech, ideas and symbols in "Dover Beach.". The first evidence of Hecht's mockery is of speech at the beginning when he writes " There stood Matthew Arnold and his girl......All over, etc., etc.". He take the soft calming words of Arnold and gives them a harsh New Jersey accent. His representation of an educated woman sets the reader up to think that the woman will not sit quietly and be told what to do by her husband....   [tags: Dover Beach]

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Thresholds in Ferris Beach

- Thresholds in Ferris Beach    Jill McCorkle's Ferris Beach is an enchanting novel that depicts the intellectual and sociological development of Kate Burns. As Kate comes of age over the course of the story, she crosses numerous thresholds, each of which has a profound impact on her unique maturation. The thresholds mark the several stages of Kate's life and stimulate her understanding of the complex world around her. Kate learns that she lives in a world of random chances and opportunities, a world where there are no guarantees, but there are infinite possibilities....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Dover Beach ' By Matthew Arnold And ' Sea Fever '

- Wanderlust, founded America. Faith, keeps Americans hopeful. Adversity, promises change. The two poems, “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold and “Sea Fever” by John Masefield, perfectly illustrate the power of wanderlust, the power of suffering, and the power of faith, in the most complex battle against the human mind; the poems reveal literal and metaphorical vision of the sea. John Masefield, a copious writer, had a history of siding with the weak against the strong (Strong 356). Masefield found his identity in love of life and compassion for all that live it (356)....   [tags: Poetry, Stanza, Dover Beach, Human]

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Essay on the Victorian View of Dover Beach

- The Victorian View of Dover Beach      As the narrator of Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach" looks out his window, he sees a beautiful world of nature: the sea and the cliffs under the glow of the moon. Describing this scene to his lover, he invites her to "[c]ome to the window" so that she might see it too (6). However, it is not just a beautiful beach that the speaker wishes his lover to see. Rather, he wants her to see Dover Beach as an ironic image that is a representation of his whole world....   [tags: Arnold Dover Beach Essays]

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Ferris Beach: Automobiles and Motorcycles as Symbols

- Ferris Beach:   Automobiles and Motorcycles as Symbols          During adolescence, one makes a transition from a child to a young adult. It is common for an adolescent to be confused and frustrated with new ideas regarding morals and beliefs. People, places, and experiences teach adolescents about life and how to handle different situations., and the environments of the individuals become instrumental for their development. In the novel Ferris Beach, Jill McCorkle provides an example of the learning process of an adolescent girl in the 1970's....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Perceptions in Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach

- Perceptions in Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach Matthew Arnold’s “Dover beach” describe the way in which perceptions are mislead society. The use of metaphors, symbolisms, allusiveness, technical quantities, and imagery assist the speaker’s thought regards between what is seen and what is real. Dover beach was written during Victorian era. Which brought civilization based on industry, value and money. This is the time which people start questioning the existence of God. The speaker observed the plight of Victorian era....   [tags: Matthew Arnold Dover Beach Essays]

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Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach

- Matthew Arnold's 'Dover Beach' Matthew Arnold's 'Dover Beach' employs the sounds of language in three ways, through onomatopoeia to aurally represent the actions occurring on the beach, a varying meter which mirrors the varying heights of the waves on the beach, and a rhyme scheme which searches for its identity. In each stanza of the poem when the sounds of language are chaotic, the visual descriptions in the poem are tranquil, but when the visual descriptions are chaotic, the sounds of language become tranquil....   [tags: Matthew Arnold Dover Beach Essays Poem]

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Harsh Perspectives of Youth in Garland’s The Beach

- Harsh Perspectives of Youth in Garland’s The Beach    As his narrator, Garland offers us Richard, a less than balanced individual, in possession of a tenuous grip upon reality. He is arrogant and reckless, often believing himself to have nothing left to learn ("Fucking New Guy. ... New to what?" p87) and convinced of his own immortality ("Yea, though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for I am the evilest motherfucker in the valley" p87) The beach is supposed to represent the highest level of escape attainable, but can only be from the outset a disappointment, because it is already built up in his mind into something unobtainable; "It's silly really....   [tags: Garland The Beach Essays]

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Essay on Technical Qualities, Symbolism, and Imagery of Dover Beach

- Technical Qualities, Symbolism, and Imagery of "Dover Beach" In "Dover Beach," Matthew Arnold creates a dramatic monologue of the Victorian Era that shows how perceptions can be misleading. Arnold conveys the theme of "Dover Beach" through three essential developments: the technical qualities of the poem itself, symbolism, and imagery. The theme of illusion versus reality in "Dover Beach" reflects the speaker's awareness of the incompatibility between what is perceived and what truly is real....   [tags: Arnold Dover Beach Essays]

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Jill McCorckle's Ferris Beach - Search for Permanency

- Ferris Beach: Search for Permanency Jill McCorkle's novel, Ferris Beach, fits perfectly into the popular genre of the bildungsroman. Ferris Beach tells the story of Kate Burns and her struggle to find her identity in a rapidly changing world. Kate looks for permanency in the swiftly changing environment of the New South. Kate's search for permanency forces her to deal with many of the other vital questions in her life. The struggle to deal with change, a central theme in most bildungsromans, certainly plays a major role in Ferris Beach....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Exploration of Mortality, Sexuality, and Humanity in Ferris Beach

- Exploration of Mortality, Sexuality, and Humanity in Ferris Beach       Throughout the journey of life, each person experiences events, emotions, and consequences that cannot be explained. Situations do not always turn out for the best, and it is human nature to attempt to come to some type of understanding or answer as to why things are the way they are. In Ferris Beach, a bildingsroman, or the story of a girl's coming of age, Kate Burns grapples with questions of life and death as she seeks some sort of explanation for her problems....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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The Effects of Kate's Birthmark in Jill McCorkle's Ferris Beach

- The Effects of Kate's Birthmark in Jill McCorkle's Ferris Beach "'It's a birthmark', my mother said over and over. 'Lots of people have birthmarks'"(p.44). In Jill McCorkle's Ferris Beach, Kate Burns has a birthmark. The presence of her birthmark causes Kate to be shy and self-conscious. It is her weak spot, affecting how she perceives both herself and others. Because of the focus Kate's birthmark draws to her face, she places great importance on appearance. Kate's stress on the way things look affects her relationships with everyone around her and especially the women in her life....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Jill McCorckle's Ferris Beach: Loss of Innocence

- The most enduring and fragile aspects of one's childhood remains naive innocence. In Jill McCorckle's Ferris Beach, Katie Burns grows up during the course of the novel, loosing her innocence in the process. Hardships, tragedies, and losses dramatically change a person's perception of the world around them. Katie, like almost all children, sees the world through naive and inexperienced eyes as a child, and her perception of the world is filtered through her own imagination and ideas about life. As the child grows up, they face turning points in their life, points when an unmerciful reality strips them of their innocence....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Brighton Beach Memoirs Family’s Struggle

- Brighton Beach Memoirs          Family’s Struggle             Brighton Beach Memoirs is the story of one family's struggle to survive in the pre-World War II age of the "Great Depression". This was a time of great hardship where pain and suffering were eminent. In this play, Neil Simon gives us a painfully realistic view of life during the late 1930s.             The setting takes place in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York, in the fall of 1937. It is a lower-income area inhabited by mostly Jews, Irish, and Germans....   [tags: Brighton Beach Memoirs Essays]

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Conflicting Imagery in Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach

- Conflicting Imagery in Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach           In the poem Dover Beach, the poet uses conflicting imagery to give meaning to the poem. The differences in the way that the poet sees the relationship between the beach and the sea and the way that most people would see it become more pronounced as the poem develops. He also uses the change in attitude from the first stanza to the last to emphasize his message.           The poem starts with  the normal image one would expect of a beach and a peaceful moonlit night, but quickly moves to an entirely different point of view....   [tags: Arnold Dover Beach Essays Poem Poetry Analysis]

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On The Beach

- Every thought of man originates from an emotion. Most of the times our actions are carried out from the heart rather than the mind. We respond to various situations on the basis of how we feel rather than what we think. However, we should not let our emotions take absolute control so that we make careless decisions or do something for which someone else has to suffer. In the novel, On the Beach, Nevil Shute creates an emotional impact on the reader by showing how man misuses his intelligence, how people react to the situation and the effect of the loss of a loved one....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Huntington Beach as a Summer and Winter Beach

- Introduction Within this paper, the differences between a summer and winter beach will be explained thoroughly, and the sand samples taken from the back shore portion of Huntington Beach, located in South Carolina, will be used as proof of these differences. The sand samples taken at both summer and winter periods will be defined and analyzed in great detail, as will the beach area itself. Once having read this paper, the general background information on the type of sand collected, specifically about Huntington Beach, will be evident, as will the differences in the beach during winter and summer time....   [tags: coastal, subtropical, shorlines]

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A Poster On The Beach

- ... For example the white color is used for the sand. Also it is used for the hammock that is tied to two of the palm trees. The sky in the background is white as well along with the ocean which has dark shade mixed into it to show the waves. Another white object in the painting is the lamp post which is hanging over the pier and the wood that the pier is made out of. The black color is used for the palm trees and the palm leaves that hang on them. The rocks that the water meets before it gets to the sand are also the color black....   [tags: Black, White, Color, Poverty]

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A Day At The Beach

- Please keep in mind that most Filipinos say “F” when they mean “P”. So foot becomes “poot.” A DAY AT THE BEACH CHARACTERS D=Delia (Wife) F=Feral (Fez) (Husband, Father and Employer) DW=Darwin (21 year old son) M=Morwin (19 year old son) C=Clinton (18 year old son) E=Enting (18 year old son) I=Inton (15 year old son) C=Champers (8yo daughter) R=Rebelyn(Darwin 's wife) U= Unggoy=Renzo (Unggoy=monkey, which is what I call him. Our one year old Grandson.) J=Jessica (Maid/housekeeper) SCENE ONE SETTING: Feral and Delia 's upstairs bedroom....   [tags: Want, Need, WANT, Camera]

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Living on the Beach

- Everyone has a place where they go to escape the pressures and the worries of their hectic lives. There’s always that one place that you can go to, to clear your head and soothe your problems away when you are stressed. For me that place is the beach, it is my ultimate cure for stress. When I’m there, all my worries and obligations are suddenly lifted and I feel calm and free. Thoughts of living at a beach house, for most of us, bring about images of clear blue skies and beautiful tropical blue beaches as we dream up fantasies of ultimate relaxation and well-being....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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Life Is a Beach

- ... When Hurricane Sandy hit last October the boardwalk was destroyed. Now, after many anxious months of waiting and government issues it is restored. Before it was all wood that gave splinters and creaked every time someone took a step. Now it is a brand new plastic material called trex that continues to endure numerous joggers, dogs and baby carriages. It is a beige smooth surface that tickles the bottom of your foot every time you walk. 20 avenues make up Belmar’s boardwalk. The most popular of these is 16th Avenue due to its abundance of shops and restaurants across the way....   [tags: problem, pictures, sound, smell]

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Walk on the Beach

- Water has such a cleansing quality. If only it could have the same lasting effect of a Jackson Pollack's seemingly dismissive splash of white acrylic on top of a previously unencumbered canvas. Instead, its prowess is diminished by each resurfacing wave and by the scraps of the ocean's debris that it leaves behind. I stood along on the sandy, forlorn beach, as a rain squall was wiped out to sea by a cold, unfriendly nor'eastner. Perhaps reminiscent of my days as a second string soccer player---never could withstand the impact of the zebra stripped ball as it pummeled off my head, making me a ideal candidate for long spells of bench warming, while others got the fans and the hot cheer leade...   [tags: Personal Experience]

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the beach

- The beach 1. people - Richard: a british traveller, who comes to Bangkok and gets a map to a secret hidden beach. He has seen every movie about Vietnam, and he sometimes believes being there. He also is addicted to video games. - Daffy Duck: the man who gives Rich the map; he had been on the beach before and had left it for some reason. After his death, he often appears in Richs daydreams. He always speaks about Vietnam, and he knows everything before it happens. - Etienne and Françoise: a french couple that Rich meets in Bangkok....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The beach

- Review from Los Angeles Times Book Review, 02/02/1997: "[A]rresting though no masterpiece....Garland's message is complex and acute. The self-indulgence of a generation of young Westerners--seeking isolated and well-funded paradises and ignoring the miseries and needs around them--can itself breed monsters. There is more than one kind of Vietnam....The reader's suspense in this intelligently conceived and often effective novel, may consist more in wondering what the author will do than in what his characters will do." -- Richard Eder Review from Times Literary Supplement, 10/18/96: "This exceptional first novel by...Alex Garland creates a picture of an ideal society gone...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Beach

- The Beach Brothers and sisters grow up arguing, screaming, and fighting from dusk until dawn. The arguments range from talking on the telephone, sharing the bathroom, to who gets dibs on the car. These confrontations appear to be the norm between siblings. In reality, when one comes face to face with losing a sister, all the arguing, screaming, and fighting seem of little importance. I realized this during a blistering hot July afternoon sojourn at the beach. The long drive felt like a never-ending adventure....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Beach

- The perfect seal of the horizon begins to break to reveal the gleaming crown of the sun: a new day has begun. Slowly ascending into the cold dark sky the sun glows vibrantly with delight, the intense colours fill the sky with warmth; pink grapefruits, zesty lemons, citrus oranges and cherry reds detailed in the sky, very much like a brightly coloured Persian rug. The sea so subtle sparkles preciously brushing up against the seashore. Looking at the crystal waters that stretch out far into the horizon getting darker and deeper but still very calm, the ripples are gentle....   [tags: poem, poetry]

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The Beach

- The Beach “The Beach” is a recent movie that has been released on videocassette. The movie starts off with a young man traveling around the world in pursuit for a perfect society. During his journey he visits Bangkok, Thailand where he meets a rather unstable and somewhat insane man. Throughout their conversation, the insane man kept referring to an island of paradise. On this island, there are beautiful waterfalls, crystal clear water, and enormous fields of marijuana. The exact environment the young man was searching for....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Beach

- "The Beach" "The Beach" has turned out to be a very controversial film, imposing positive and negative views. Harry, in "The Juice," gave the film an A1 rating with all optimistic remarks. Matt Wolf gave the film a very negative review, mocking every aspect of it. I am going to cover audience, tone, content, organization, and the overall effect. Audience- The audience that Harry tried to reach was a younger crowd that would appreciate the smaller keynotes of the film....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Description Of A Beach Bum

- I was born in Boca Raton near the beach, moved to Jupiter and lived near the beach, then moved to Jacksonville Beach. I have always lived in Florida within proximity of the beach, 5 miles distance at most. My love for the beach and all sensations associated with it is so immense and only grows with time. Certainly I can classify myself as a beach bum – racing to the beach nearly every day with my skimboard, body board, and my heart full of excitement. I don’t know what you envision when you hear the word ‘beach,’ but I like to think I have a one-of-a-kind mindset when it comes to the subject....   [tags: Ocean, Water, Friendship, Foot]

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Hazards Of Huntington Beach : Hazards

- Hazards in Huntington Beach I live in the city of Huntington Beach, a city where the waves and beaches are famous and known all around the world for it 's surfing and one of the best places to be able to take your four legged babes to run and romp around in the sand and waves. A place that can seem like a piece of heaven to those that like to surf. But did you know that Huntington Beach has a dark side to it, one that many of it 's citizens do not like to talk about or don 't know about. What is this dark side you probably wonder and here is the secret it is that Huntington Beach faces many hazards some that are natural made only by mother earth like earthquakes, flooding, water spouts, San...   [tags: Ocean, Water, Hazard, Weather]

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The Pandemic Of War On The Beach

- ... The human race is not necessary for the survival of Earth and if anything the human race has been the major factor in the destruction of the Earth and the natural environment and the development of the nuclear bomb only led to this destruction faster. The nuclear bomb was developed by man, the push to create larger and more powerful was caused by man, wars were fought by men because of actions made by men. “The idea of winnable nuclear war is ridiculous and irresponsible. The only hope would have been to educate them out of their silliness” (Novels for Students 1) showing how the development of the nuclear bomb and the wars waged by men were the reason for the destruction that followed....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Human, Nuclear warfare]

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Susanna at the Beach by Herbert Gold

- Susanna at the Beach, by Herbert Gold, presents a tale of the virtues characters admire strictly contrasting with the vices for which characters are consumed. The characterization of the main character, Susanna, is portrayed as embodying seven “heavenly virtues” including chastity, temperance, diligence, patience, kindness, humility, and charity. While the other characters in the story personify the seven “deadly sins” including lust, gluttony, sloth, wrath, envy, pride, and greed. Herbert Gold depicts a theme of virtues versus vices utilizing the literary device of characterization in Susanna at the Beach as supported by the character depiction from the biblical reference of Daniel and Susa...   [tags: Book Analysis, Vices, Virtues]

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The Impact Of Rock And Roll On The Beach

- One morning something very different happened, a very large size boom box was blasting on the beach. The sound attracted my very friendly boss/host and he started to walk toward the owner of that tangible side of western society that most likely was made somewhere in Asia. Rock & roll, was performed on a desolate beach where normally you could only hear the ocean waves that murmured whispers, and if you paid very close attention to those very whispers you could hear the universe humming. The traveler with a large smile on his face was dancing away....   [tags: English-language films, American films]

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Cambodians in Long Beach, California

- Cambodians didn’t just appear in Long Beach, CA out of nowhere. Long before Long Beach, CA became the epicenter of a very large Cambodian population, Cambodians migrated from Cambodia, a country in Asia that sits next to Thailand and Vietnam. In the early 1960s Cambodians began arriving in various cities within California, Long Beach in particular witnessed mass numbers of Cambodians flooding into the area in Southern California. One year later, President John F. Kennedy established the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), which was the very first assistance/aid organization set up for a foreign country (Impact of U.S Refugee Policies on U.S Foreign Policy/Carnegie Endowment for...   [tags: Immigrations, Refugees]

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Beach Replenishment Plans and Problems

- Beach Replenishment Plans and Problems Introduction Imagine sitting on the beach on a bright sunny day, ocean water dripping and gently being air-dried on one’s skin by the cool ocean breeze. It seems to be a feeling of paradise for many. Year after year, individuals from all parts of the east coast flood to the shore for at least one weekend every summer to rest, relax and create great memories with friends and family. However, nearly every year some form of natural disaster occurs and washes away a good amount of the beaches....   [tags: coastal communities, east cost]

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Tsunami Of A Tsunami At One Beach

- At first, tsunami, also known as seismic sea waves, are a series of enormous waves created by an underwater disturbance such as earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, or meteorite. A tsunami can move hundreds of miles per hour in the open ocean and smash into land with waves as high as 100 feet or more. From the area where the tsunami originates, waves travel outward in all directions. Once the wave approaches the shore, it builds in height. The topography of the coastline and the ocean floor will influence the size of the wave....   [tags: Earthquake, Tsunami, 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake]

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On The Beach by Nevil Shute

- In Nevil Shute’s On the Beach, the story of the last days of the lives of the last humans on Earth is told. Victims of Global-Thermonuclear war, which they took no part in, they are aware of the massive radiation cloud drifting south towards Australia. The main focus of the novel is not the plot, but the characters, who they become and what they do in their last days. Two such characters are John Osborne, a scientist studying the effects of the radiation, and Mary Holmes, a Navy-wife and recent mother....   [tags: global-thermonuclear war, humans, earth]

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The Diet Of South Beach Diet

- ... iii. Compare and contrast the components of the diet with the principles of a successful weight management program that are summarized below. a. Purpose: Improve Overall Health a. This diet is trying to improve someone’s overall health. It also relates to the principles discussed in class because it emphasizes the importance of physical activity and exercise.2This is a key factor to weight management that a lot of people don’t consider. It not only helps an individual lose weight, but it can also improve blood cholesterol and heart health....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Obesity, Weight loss]

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City Of Long Beach Fire

- ... He is respected by his peers and has a great personality. The Applicant is punctual and has a perfect attendance record. Mike O’Toole stated the Applicant is his senior gondolier and he uses him to train new hire employees. He trusts the Applicant to run the office when he is not able to be there himself and has routinely assigned him supervisory assignments due to his leadership abilities, dependability and maturity. Jeremy Davidson, a co-worker of the Applicant, has known him for ten years....   [tags: Employment, Part-time, Full-time, Position]

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Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold

- Written by Matthew Arnold around 1851 while one his honeymoon, Dover Beach is a dramatic monologue addressed to his wife, Frances Wightman, and “any woman listening to the observations of any man” (Cummings); during this time, the world had just come out of the Romantic era and was entering the era of the industrial revolution. New inventions in technology were changing the world and science such as biology and astronomy were challenging long held beliefs of the church and by the church. The church which was going through trials of its own with the Church of England splitting into the low, broad, and high churches (Unknown)....   [tags: Literary Review ]

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Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson

- The fundamental characteristic of magical realism is its duality, which enables the reader to experience both the character’s past and the present. In the novel, Monkey Beach, Eden Robinson uses this literary device to address the the trauma and mistreatment of the Haisla community in Canada by unveiling the intimate memories of the protagonist, Lisamarie, and the resulting consequences of this oppression. Monkey Beach illustrates how abuse in the past leads to another form of self-medication in the future - a neverending, vicious cycle for the members of the Haisla community....   [tags: magical realism characteristics, literary analysis]

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My Experience At The Beach

- ... Heaven is for Real is the name.” “Oh sure, I didn’t get the chance to actually read that one, I had to have it for my literature class” “It’s a good one,” she muffled. Around 1 pm, after another half hour of driving and obnoxiously singing along to “Baby One More Time” and “Wannabe”, Virginia turned down the radio to read me the latest text message her boyfriend had just sent her. The end read, “I love you” which she repeated to me faintly but with bliss in her voice. I instinctively looked over at her after she uttered those words....   [tags: Automobile, Tire, Miles per hour, American films]

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My Summer At The Beach

- ... It was a challenge already, I had readings every night and assignments that were due, as well as tests to study for, but I also had to be awake at six in the morning to get to work. I was able to manage though because I had acquired some time management skills in my dual credit classes in high school. Thinking this was the worse it was going to get, I lived with it, but what really hit home was getting a call from my brother saying my six month old nephew was in the hospital. Turned out that they had been taking baby Adrian to his doctors and pediatricians and they repeatedly said it was just a stomach bug, later when he began to act out of character they decided something bigger was hap...   [tags: Family, Sibling, I Decided, Evening]

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My Vacation At The Beach

- ... Everyone has an important task they need to fulfill, if one person does not follow the rules it could lead to dysfunction; where to job isn’t being done because one person missed up and the other person can’t do their job do to the lack of laziness/resources/etc. In the house where we all go to live in, we all have jobs to fulfill. My uncle buys groceries, my mom cooks, I set up the table, my brother gets the freshly made tortillas from la plaza, and my aunt washes the dishes afterwards. Now, lets say my uncle didn’t buy the groceries this week, now my mom cant cook for everyone, I wouldn’t have to set the table because there is noting to eat, my brother wouldn’t get the tortillas since...   [tags: Sociology, Family, Conflict theory, Shower]

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The Cost of Beach Erosion and Beach Replenishment

- Sand Dollars Abstract The beach is a main catalyst in attracting individuals to cities and towns along the United States’ shoreline. It is a very valuable natural resource that is diminishing gradually. I provide background information regarding the process of both beach erosion and beach replenishment. Then I analyze two cities that underwent beach nourishment, Miami Beach and Bradley Beach, by comparing the financial aspects of the projects for these Florida and New Jersey beaches. This includes amount of sand needed, area covered, cost of project, and methods of finance....   [tags: Environment Economics Beaches Agriculture Essays]

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The Juno Beach Invasion

- Indroduction Juno Beach is the code name for the one of the five sectors of the Normandy beaches that the Allies invaded, Operation Overlord, on 6 June 1944, otherwise known as D-Day, during the Second World War. Juno beach was located between Sword and Gold sectors; this beach is 7km long and located between the villages of Graye-sur-Mer and St-Aubin-sur-Mer, the center of the British sector of the Normandy invasion. The unit responsible for the Juno sector was 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and commandos of the Royal Marines from Great Britain, with support from Naval Force J, the Juno contingent of the Naval invasion forces....   [tags: World War II]

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Misquamicut State Beach Park

- My family has sold Italian grinders out of a small shoppe near the beach in Westerly, Rhode Island for the last fifty years. The Giardino Delicatessen is situated directly across from the popular Paddy's Wigwam Bar and Grill. From the deli I could see the entire three mile stretch of beach known as the Misquamicut State Beach Park. The white sand of misquamicut extends from Weekapaug to Watch Hill jetting between dark, porous rocks. I used to bag my roast beef and brie grinder and carry it with me as I headed down the uneven cobblestone streets to explore the historical beauty that exists in Westerly....   [tags: hurricane Sandy, community pride]

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Swimming on Chincoteague’s Beach

- It is 9 A.M and I am 32,000 feet above the ground on my way to Chincoteague Island, Virginia. Chincoteague is by the Chesapeake Bay which empties into the Atlantic Ocean. I am exhausted from getting up at 5:30 so that we could be at the airport three hours early so that we could get through security. I have flown many times but after 9/11 it has been become more and more difficult to fly. My grandma is on my right reading her love novel and her friend Deloris is on my left falling in and out of sleep....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Past the Beach Roses

- Growing up on an Island is an adventure. The summers are full of swimming, boating, and lobster bakes. Floating the incoming tides on a found piece of driftwood in the warm afternoon sun. Summer residents, and tourists would arrive early in June; making our sleepy little Island explode with activity. The cove filled with people having picnics on the beach. A warm evening with a heavy full moon reflecting on the water watched over the occasional street dance. Lobster boats shared the waters around Casco Bay with assorted pleasure crafts....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Life's a Beach, and then...

- I turned off the car and took a deep breath. Looking slowly up into the pink sky, I began to watch the golden sun go to sleep. The beach seemed deserted, quiet, but peaceful. I opened my door and put my feet out on the soft sand. I started taking my shoes off, then my socks. I threw them in the passenger seat, and then shut the door. I looked out over horizon of the lake and started walking towards the still water. With each step I took, I could feel the warm sand crunch between my toes. Then suddenly, a sharp rock, but not sharp enough to break the skin....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Narrative]

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Description of The Beach

- The waves are crashing. The sun is setting. People are laughing and embracing under the sunset. I feel the sand squish slowly through my toes as I gaily walk down the shoreline of the Outer Banks. My all time favorite place to be is the beach. The weather at the beach is the most quarreling of all places in the world. One minute you are relaxing lazily on the sandy seashore reading a most invigorating book. I sit engrossed and allow the foamy mist from the rampant ocean spray your face lightly as though it was the touch of a feather....   [tags: Personal Narratives, Descriptive, Observation]

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Volleyball at the Beach

- Volleyball at the Beach Park Nestled between high-rises filled with lavish condominiums and quaint beachfront shops lies the center of teenage life on Saturday mornings, Laudermilk Beach Park. It is here that all of the problems of everyday life are forgotten for a few hours every Saturday, and teenagers are able to relax and do what teenagers do best, play volleyball. The day’s events begin around 10 o’clock a.m. when most adolescents make their way from their beds to their bathrooms. After showering and dressing in the customary cut-off T-shirt and swim trunks (most often shorts adorned with flowered designs), teens start their cars and head off to the Laudermilk Park, about a thirty-min...   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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Dover Beach

- We humans are a crafty. Since the dawn of time immemorial, we have labored to make sense of an existence that, by and large, defies comprehension. There have been some successes; science, philosophy, love, and religion have all been forged and wielded in this struggle to offer the occasional light of truth. The problem is that they all deal in the definitive, but in a world without absolutes there might only be one human convention capable of truly answering the biggest questions of life: poetry....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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South Beach Diet

- History of South Beach Diet The South Beach Diet is a diet plan designed by cardiologist Arthur Agatston and dietician Marie Almon. In 1995, Dr. Agatston developed a diet to prevent heart disease for his cardiac and diabetes patients. According to the South Beach Diet website, Agatstaion knew that a low-fat diet would reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease, but patients had a hard time sticking to the diet. Agatson wanted to find out the reason why his patients had a hard time sticking to the low-fat diet....   [tags: Health, Diet]

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Comparing Beach Vacation and City Vacation

- Where to go on vacation is a popular conundrum in many households every year. People enjoy going out of town to relieve stress and get away from work for a short time. The beach and the city are both great places to vacation. They are both open anytime of the year. It depends on what you want to accomplish where you should decide to go. I hope the next few paragraphs help you make that tough decision easier. The items you need to bring with you can differ between the beach and the city but it can also be the same....   [tags: compare and contrast]

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Patterns Of Dune Vegetation Of Flinders Beach

- Patterns of dune vegetation in Flinders Beach, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia Angela Marina Canterle Introduction Flinders Beach (Fig. 1) is a beach located at North Stradbroke Island, an island situated in the Moreton Bay region in the Australian state of Queensland, considered the second biggest sand island of the world. (Gontz et al. 2014). This beach is pointing to a north/northeast direction to the pacific ocean, and comprises 8 kilometers of extension. It’s borders are Amity Point at the west side and Rocky Point at the east side....   [tags: Dune, Sand, Wind, Moreton Bay]

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Analysis Of `` Dover Beach `` By Matthew Arnold

- ... The speaker says, “To one another. for the world, which seems / To lie before us like a land of dreams” (30-31). These poetic elements combined not only create a dynamic element of imagery, as well as bringing about emotion, but it reinforces the lyrical tone the poem possesses. “Dover Beach” is a dramatic monologue, written in an open form, yet it contains interesting elements of form within the poem itself. Each of the four stanza’s are composed of different lengths. The first stanza contains qualities of an English sonnet; although it has no pattern of rhyme, it does have fourteen lines and posses a turn within the emotion and tone the poem has in the final two lines of the stanza:...   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Stanza, Iambic pentameter]

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The Hunington, Seal and Hermosa Beach Piers

- Hunington, Seal, and Hermosa Beach Piers all serve as popular multicultural leisure settings. Having personally not visited a beach in years, let alone ever been on an actual pier, my visits were new learning experiences. Although I had no prior experience on piers to compare them to, my experiences were not as different as what I had expected beach-life to entail. Since I visited these pier on the long weekend provided by Veterans day, these sites were not short of their visitors. As one of the most ethnically diverse state in the country, visitors of all ethnicities were found enjoying leisure on these beaches and piers....   [tags: popular multiculural leisure settings]

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The Intertidal Rocky Shore of Caloundra Beach

- ... The 5 major zones of a rocky shore are the Supra-littoral zone, Upper littoral, the middle littoral zone, the lower littoral zone and the sub-littoral zone. Each zone contains its own distinctive indicator species which allow us to identify different regions with more accuracy. The indicator species which were found in our research were Nodular Periwinkle, Blue Grey Periwinkle, 6 plated Acorn Barnacle and Green/Brown algae. The rocky intertidal zone is among the most physically harsh environments on earth....   [tags: science and evironmental education]

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Stranded Ship on East Hampton Beach

- Stranded Ship on East Hampton Beach Thomas Moran is known for his oil paintings of the natural world. He captures nature at the moment in which he sees it; this may, in turn, be serene but also show the dramatic and violent natures of his momentary surroundings. In the compositions chosen he illustrates, as the title infers, a vessel caught in the turbulent, tumultuous sea. As he captured this image, he kept in mind the destructive nature of water also the constructive nature of water. Water has the ability to enable cultures to thrive and to barely survive....   [tags: Art]

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Analysis Of Dover Beach By Matthew Arnold

- ... . [which] was forcing Europeans and Americans to rethink how life began on the planet. Lyell’s discoveries of fossils dating back more than one million years ago . . . made it difficult to accept the book of Genesis” (Ingersoll). Further on in the stanza, Arnold creates an atmosphere of darkness that sets the rest of the poem in motion through the lines “With tremulous cadence slow, and bring/The eternal note of sadness in” (Arnold). Not only do these lines set the mood, but they drastically undercut the beautiful nature scene originally depicted; not to mention creating a sense of unspecified or unrelenting sadness, as Bergquist suggests....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Poetry, Charles Darwin]

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Review of The Au Pairs and The Beach Lane

- ... Unfortunately, the moment they get a reality check never came, but toward the end Eliza and Jacqui do make some strides toward becoming half decent people, though they still have a long way to go. I am quite looking forward to reading about them again and seeing more of their personal growth. And Mara too, though she's already pretty great, she still needs to learn no to always be such a pushover. 24 of 29 people found the following review helpful 2.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight "Au Pairs", October 9, 2004 This review is from The Au Pairs (Hardcover) Melissa de la Cruz has made a literary name for herself writing fluffy stuff about celebrities and the haunts of the idle rich....   [tags: kids, money, job, boy, girls]

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Analysis Of `` Dover Beach `` By Mathew Arnold

- ... This image expresses happy thoughts. Arnold uses perfect word choices such as: “calm” and “tranquil” to create an image of stability, or “glimmering” and “vast” to describe the visual of the sense. However, as the poem develops, the calmness becomes the sadness. At the end of the stanza, it refers to all negatives consisting of “moon-blanched land”, and “grating roar”. Arnold shows the readers contrasting images: the image of the happiness as well as sadness. The sound “of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling” creates a note of sadness in Arnold’s heart....   [tags: Poetry, Stanza, Allen Ginsberg, Perception]

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My Stay at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

- Disney world, Paris, Australia, Italy; all amazing places I’m sure, but I’ve never been. Although there is one place I have been to; it was none other than Blackpool Pleasure Beach. So you say to yourself, on one hand there is Blackpool and on the other there is Australia… now I know which one I’d rather go to. However, it all boils down to one thing: money. Good old money; that “green stuff” which makes the world go around. So with lack of that very thing, it had to be ‘sunny old Blackpool’: how exciting....   [tags: narrative, travel, descriptive]

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Comparison: Ode to a Nightingale & Dover Beach

- John Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale,” and Matthew Arnold’s “Dover Beach” were written at different times by very different men; yet their conclusions about the human condition are strikingly similar. A second generation Romantic, Keats’s language is lush and expressive, strongly focused on the poet as an individual; while Arnold, a Victorian in era and attitude, writes using simple language, and is focused on the world in a broader context. While Keats is a young man, struggling with the knowledge he is soon to die; Arnold is a man newly married, to all accounts healthy, and with a long life ahead....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Human Suffering]

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Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach

- One of the most significant cases in maritime law the last few years is the Fane Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach, Florida. This case went all the way to the United States Supreme Court and brought forth the issue of what is a vessel and what is not. Mr. Lozman owned a floating home which he brought to a marina owned by the city of Riviera beach. After being pursued by the city for not complying with paying docking fees, the city took a federal admiralty lawsuit against him. The City looked for compensation for their docking fee's and for damages for trespass....   [tags: maritime law, Florida, Supreme Court, docking fee]

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Christianity in Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson

- The theme of spirituality takes place in many novels that we have read this semester. Natives has used spiritual guidance as a means of connecting with their past and honoring their ancestors. To Natives, spirits have always played an important role in their culture and everyday lives. When Natives were forced to convert to Christianity and over time have their beliefs sucked out of them, the spiritual connection was broken as generations passed. One novel that particularly spoke to me on this subject was Monkey Beach, by Eden Robinson....   [tags: spirituality, god, culture]

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Analysis Of Dover Beach By Matthew Arnold

- Relationships can be a roller-coaster of emotions especially when time is changing as people know it and often times in those relationships the individuals handle the change in different ways resulting in relationships failing. Such is the case in “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold a poem that discusses a man’s fear of the changing world around him and how it could potentially affect his own personal relationship. However the poem is only told from one perspective leaving the audience to infer that the person he is talking to agrees with his ideas....   [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Love, Matthew Arnold]

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The Big Surf From Venice Beach

- There are various groups who dislike the participation of the United States in wars throughout history. This is the case, the Big Surf from Venice Beach is the current group frustrated with the military’s fight in the war in Afghanistan. The problem grew when Venice Beach City Council approved a measure suggesting the Marine recruiters leave their office because choosing to stay means they are uninvited guests. So far, Big Surf has only protested with signs, music and playing around the Marine’s office....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Long Beach Unified School District

- Case Study B: Long Beach Unified School District (B): Sustaining Improvement during a Leadership Transition ( 2002 – 2004) The Long Beach Unified School District (LSUSB) in 2004 had an enrollment of 97,560 students in 95 different schools. The student population was 49% Hispanic/Latino, 18.6% African American, 16.9% White (Non-Hispanic), 9.7% Asian, and 5.8% other ethnic groups. Once a thriving port city, by the year 2003, LSUSB began declining in kindergarten enrollment while transfers into the area high schools were climbing steadily....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Educational stages]

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The Beach Boys

- The Beach Boys The Beach Boys formed in 1961. The band members are; Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson who are all brothers, Al Jardine and Mike Love. All but Al Jardine lived in Los Angelas. They were first called the Pendletones which was a shirt brand , but a record label executive named them the Beach Boys. One of their first big hits was ‘Surfin’ that was credited for starting the ‘surfing craze.’ 1962 they released the album Surfin Safari with the song ‘Surfin Safari’ hitting the U.S Top 40. 1963 ‘Surfin U.S.A’ reached #3 on the charts....   [tags: Art]

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