Wednesday, December 11, 2019
This essay will discuss a close reading analysis of the poem Ã¢â¬Å"The Bright StarÃ¢â¬ . The Romantic poet John Keats wrote this poem. It is a love sonnet and is believed that it was written for his love and fianceÃ¢â¬â¢ Fanny Brawne. Keats writes the poem in iambic pentameter. The poem revolves around Keats love for stars and about natureÃ¢â¬â¢s beauty. The whole poem is written with a rhyming scheme except the last two lines possibly to attract the readerÃ¢â¬â¢s attention to it. By starting the poem with Ã¢â¬Å"Bright Star! Ã¢â¬ , Keats introduces the poem with strong imagery and symbolism that projects a clear and precise picture of the bright star. By adding an exclamation to the line, he stresses the importance of the star and to exhibit the excitement he is feeling. He wishes that he could be as steadfast and consistent as the bright star. In the second line, he writes about the lonely star that is isolated from the rest of the world. We will write a custom essay sample on Bright Star by John Keats Poetry Analysis or any similar topic specifically for you Do Not WasteYour Time HIRE WRITER Only 13.90 / page Even though he admires the star and wishes to be like it, he doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t want to follow this quality of the star. The third line expresses that the star is always awake and shining and that is yet another characteristic he doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t wish to imitate. In line four, Keats writes about a Ã¢â¬Å"sleepless EremiteÃ¢â¬ which is another word for hermit. Comparing eremite to the Ã¢â¬Å"moving watersÃ¢â¬ captures beautiful imagery. This is the first time Keats uses religion in the poem. However, he does use it a few times throughout the poem. The poet uses the poetic device simile in the fifth line by comparing the moving waters to Ã¢â¬Å"priestlike taskÃ¢â¬ . This contributes to the fact that John Keats loves and admires the beauty of nature (Ã¢â¬Å"moving watersÃ¢â¬ ) as he is comparing it with a religious symbol (Ã¢â¬Å"priestlike taskÃ¢â¬ ). The religiousness was being compared to the star, and now it is being compared to the moving waters. It shows a separation between the sky and the Earth. With the imagery of Ã¢â¬Å"EremiteÃ¢â¬ and Ã¢â¬Å"priestlike tasksÃ¢â¬ of moving waters, Keats wishes to express that the stars and the nature of water bodies are always twinkling and flowing, basically being immortal, which he cannot accomplish. In line six; Keats uses the word Ã¢â¬Å"ablutionÃ¢â¬ which also symbolizes religion. Ablution is a word for religious washing or cleansing and Keats ties it with the sea. All the lines so far in the poem express the profound admiration that Keats has for the skies and the Earth, since he compares them with religious values. Keats brings back the stars and its gazing once again in line seven. He uses enjambment to create a pause from the stars and waters to transform into other earthly bodies. Keats starts this new stanza by expressing his admiration for mountains and moors and the beautiful snow that accumulates on top of its peak. He tries to create imagery of a wintery and lonely place. Winter has a connotation of seclusion and desolation. One can also find alliteration in mountains and moors, trying to stress his adoration for them. Keats repeats what he expresses in the beginning of the poem again in line eight saying that he wants to be steadfast and Ã¢â¬Å"unchangeableÃ¢â¬ like the star, but not lonely. This repetition enforces the passion he for the star. He writes about him lying on his loverÃ¢â¬â¢s breast and seeking comfort. He mentions Ã¢â¬Å"ripeningÃ¢â¬ breast to express that even if the breast is aging, the comfort it produces does not lessen. This can be compared to the star, which also has its comfort and beauty no matter itÃ¢â¬â¢s age. Keats ends the poem by saying, Ã¢â¬Å"so live ever- or else swoon to deathÃ¢â¬ . He expresses that he would be happy to live with his love and swoon to death or live forever like the star.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The Lambda Protocol Physics Investigation Essay This experiment is designed to produce ? -DNA bound in gel to fragment according to the restriction enzyme used to cut it up and to the sizes of these subsequent fragments. The aim of this experiment is to produce a -DNA fragmentation, which will be of known sizes because the entirety of the -DNA genome has been mapped. So running -DNA alongside other DNA will allow the size of the other DNA to be found. Prediction: As in the experiment there are restriction enzymes being used on the -DNA, and then running it in gel electrophoresis, to separate the varying sizeÃ -DNA fragments, then it is possible to estimate the results. The DNA, after gel electrophoresis will form bands and smears. The smears are where there are many fragments of ? -DNA of a wide range of sizes, and bands are numerous DNA fragments of similar size. Subsequently, as the entirety of the ? -DNA genome has been mapped, and the restriction enzymes used have had their recognition sites identified, then the fragmentation of the ? -DNA can be predicted. Fragmentation of -DNA using R. E. s (Restriction-Enzymes) EcoR1, BamH1 and HindIII So, from this, the bands and smears that appear could be predicted. It would also be reasonable to show that the column with no restriction enzymes present would have no fragmentation of the ? -DNA, as the ? -DNA would not be broken down. For EcoRI: There will be one band near the start (21 226 base pairs fragment) as it is the biggest and so will travel the shortest in the gel electrophoresis. There will be another band about 2-3 times as far as the first, which is the 7 421 base pair fragment. Im reasoning it will be about 2-3 times as far because it is around a third of the size. Next, there will be either one smear or several fragments depending on how far the remaining fragments have moved. We will write a custom essay sample on The Lambda Protocol Physics Investigation specifically for you for only $16.38 $13.9/page Order now We will write a custom essay sample on The Lambda Protocol Physics Investigation specifically for you FOR ONLY $16.38 $13.9/page Hire Writer We will write a custom essay sample on The Lambda Protocol Physics Investigation specifically for you FOR ONLY $16.38 $13.9/page Hire Writer As they are all similar in size then they may form an indivisible smear, which has all the DNA fragments in close proximity. If the fragments move quick enough in the gel electrophoresis, and are left for long enough, then the fragments will become further apart and may form individual definable bands. For BamHI: The fragment 16 841 b. p. will form one band near the wells. There may be one band of 7 233b. p but this may have not travelled far enough to be distinguishable from the subsequent fragments as it is similar in size to 6 527 and 6 770. There will be 2 bands, 6 527 b. p. with 6 770 b. p and of 5 505 b. p. with 5 626 b. p. These may however form one smear, as they are similar in size. For HindIII: There will be one band near the start, closest than any fragments of the other wells of the (23 130 b. p. ). There will be one band about over twice as far out (9,416). Then one band of 6 557 b. p. , which may contain fragment 4 361b. p. as a smear, then one band of 2 027 and 2 322 base pairs. This band may smear with the previous smear. There will be a small band much further out compared to the rest of the fragments and the other wells consisting of fragments of 564 and 125 base pairs. This is because they are the smallest and so will travel the furthest. For BamHI there were 3 bands formed, 2,11 and 13mm. This is reasonable because there was one large fragment, 16 841 b. p. (the 2mm distance) and then 2 other bands, which are likely to be the 6 527 with 6 770 (b. p. ) (with 7 233) and the other with 5 626 and 5 505 (b. p. ) For HindIII 4 fragments formed, 4,6,9,11 (mm). There are, however 5-6 distinguishable bands shown by the ? -DNA-restriction enzyme chart. The missing band could be explained by: the smallest fragments, 564 125 (b. p. ), not showing up on the staining because they are too small. Or the biggest fragment (23 130), which is also the biggest fragment out of all the ? -DNA fragmentations (with the different R. Es) may not have been distinguishable from the well itself. Given by the smallest distance was 4mm from the well and as this is the biggest fragment; comparing to the similar size, but smaller EcoRI fragment (21 226 b. p. ) travelling 3 mm, it would say that it was this that did not move enough from the well to be identified separately from the well. Assuming this is the cause, and then the remaining fragments are not unexpected. 4mm is the 9 416 (b. p. ) fragment, the 6 557 b. p. being the 6mm fragment. The remaining 9mm and 11mm are the 2 027 with 2 322 (b. p. ) fragments and the 564, with 125 b. p. fragments respectively. The results for the no restriction enzyme column were more than the prediction stated. There were four bands identified but this should have been 1 band that did not move far at all. This is because as there were no restriction enzymes present then the -DNA was not broken up. This left the entire 48 502 b. p. sequence of the -DNA genome, which should not have moved far, and not into 4 fragments. From these results, the experiment was pretty accurate, comparing to the prediction. There were no unexpected results, except one of the fragments disappearing in HindIII, but, as stated, was probably due to it being undistinguished from the well, the source. Evaluation: Comparing to the prediction of what should happen, the experiment was successful. A possibly way of augmenting the experiment is leaving the current on for longer when letting the. -DNA run in the gel electrophoresis tank. This would allow greater seperation between the bands to allow closer examination of the separate fragments. Increasing the voltage may prove to be damaging, as it may break down the DNA. The results that were not according to the prediction were the no enzyme column. The prediction said that there should be no fragments and that the single fragment (ie. The entire genome) should have moved very little. The possibly causes of this was the DNA was damaged in the handling or that the tube was contaminated at some stage.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
A Review of Luhrmanns Romeo ; Juliet Essay ROMEO ; JULIET by Baz Luhrmann is a brilliant modern adaptation of the classic 16th century theatre tragedy, written by the most famous play-wright of all time, William Shakespeare. In this modern version of the 400 year-old classic, Romeo is a member of the Montague family and Juliet lives in the Capulet household. The two families have a long standing rivalry thats recently been circulated by violent actions maintained by Tybalt, Juliets cousin and Romeos sworn enemy. Tensions run high and immediately a shootout occurs between the rival gangs.Romeo and Juliet first meet at a Capulet party/ball where her parents are trying to arrange her marriage to Dave Paris, a relative of the Prince of Verona, but Juliet falls for Romeo at first sight. The two hit it off immediately and are soon secretly married by Father Laurence. An enlightened Romeo then wants a truce between the families, but this only infuriates Tybalt, who ends up killing Romeos friend Mercutio during a trivial fight. Thing s go from bad to worse for the young lovers as their uncertain future takes another turn for the worse when Romeo is banished for killing Tybalt, and by a twist of bad luck and timing, the teenage lovers meet an untimely death.This remarkably glossy film is set on the glamorous streets of Verona Beach, a sunny, flashy, American city skyline dominated by a gigantic statue of Christ and two towering skyscrapers housing the Montague and Capulet empires. The storyline opens with shots of street-rioting between the warring clans, creating the effect of almost an American/Mexican gangster movie, with slick suits, beach shirts, flash cars with personalised plates and guns firing with deadly accuracy. Ironically, all guns in the film are made by a company called Sword in an attempt to avoid clashing the original script with the modern theme of the film. The obvious attraction of a modern setting is that it can speak directly to a modern audience making it predictably popular with teenagers; however I feel at times Luhrmann goes a little over the top with the glossy theme and disturbs the intended motive of Shakespeares classic.Shortly after, Romeo and his loyal cronies Mercutio and Benvolio crash an evening party at the Capulet mansion in an act of true daring and defiance and it is there Romeo first lays eyes on Juliet, a vision of beauty. During this costume ball Luhrmann brings an array of sheer colour and glitter to the film, even before Romeo and Juliet share a scene. This mad frenzy of vibrant imagery is largely brought upon by the comical Mercutio (a black transvestite), who prances in scantily clad in a revealing outfit and soon proceeds in dancing wildly around the house. This vividly graphic scene is further illustrated by the dazzling Lady Capulet and her jovial husband Fulgencio Capulet, who are portrayed in the film as selfish, heavy-drinking drug takers, who seem more intent on throwing a glamorous party than being caring parents.Nonetheless, despite the adults being condemned for their lack of efficiency throughout the film, their very incompetence helps liven up the plot even further. This visual explosion, aided by the characters colourful costumes and brilliantly radiant strobe lighting effects launched by Luhrmann is played against a soundtrack varying from the up-tempo rock of Garbage to the classic compositions of Mozart, an example of the brilliant use of pathetic fallacy throughout ROMEO ; JULIET where the music and weather play a big part in determining the mood of the film.When Romeo and Juliet finally do meet, the wait seems worthwhile. The scene in which they first see each other, staring through a fish tank, is quite fascinating, as is Juliets dance with Paris when she is unable to take her eyes off Romeo, a scenario which anybody can relate to. Their connection is immediately registered, a convincing portrayal of love at first sight from the two actors, and DiCaprio and Danes share a sweet yet powerful chemistry. The way in which the two lovers attack the script adds more raw passion, as if both actors are discovering the language and the text for the first time. This integral scene in the film does well to maintain the intense romance for which ROMEO ; JULIET is famous for, whilst keeping the light-heartedness Luhrmann has tried to create throughout the film.Just a few days after the party, Romeo and Juliet are secretly married by the inept Father Laurence, but this predictably intensifies the rivalry between the two families like never before. This causes more uncontrollable street-fighting between the younger members of either family, and, following a series of deaths without a responsible adult figure in sight, Romeo flees from Verona and from a love that was destined to be written in the stars.In what seems like no time at all, the film reaches its gripping yet disappointing climax, with Romeo embracing what he believes to be a lifeless Juliet (thanks to more incompetence from Father Laure nce) before taking his own life through the consumption of poison. To dishearten viewers further, Juliet evidently wakes early but is powerless for a split second too long to stop Romeo from committing suicide. Minutes later, she shoots herself with his gun. The newsreader concludes this tragedy by reciting the famous lines of the Prince from the original script.On the whole, this is a very polished, well-made film, with a unique comic edge created by Luhrmann. ROMEO ; JULIET is an action-filled teen romance which also retains the tragic force of Shakespeares original play, and Luhrmann also manages to make Shakespeares words an integral part of his film, which is well delivered by the actors, though at times they appear to struggle managing such vocabulary at such a speed. It is clearly evident that Luhrmann has created an atmosphere where Romeo and Juliet are placed in a world in which order has completely broken down, where all adults seem too irresponsible and powerless, includi ng the Prince, to stop the violent rioting in the citys streets and can do little more than observe the chaos from a police helicopter.The way in which Luhrmann has taken the original tragedy and turned it into a comic, vibrant and futuristic film, whilst maintaining its real motive and using Shakespeares language so effectively is really quite special, and in many ways is the factor that makes it so appealing to teenagers. However, it is at times a little over the top and downright cheesy, for example the way the characters dress and the whole modern setting and mafia-like face-off at the beginning of the film, but all in all, it is a very entertaining film which makes Shakespeare more appealing and at times almost cool! A very unique and electrifying adaptation which in some ways appeals most to those who would not be interested in Shakespeare at all, which is quite an unusual yet refreshing way of recreating a William Shakespeare classic.
Sunday, November 24, 2019
More Security Against the Rising Risk of Bioterrorism essays One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter (Egendorf 12-13). These people, be them terrorist or freedom fighters, have, for many years, killed innocent men, women, and children for no reason. In recent years, biological weapons have taken terrorism to a whole new level. Not only can terrorists accomplish their deeds with even more stealth, but they can also kill thousands and even millions cheaply and painfully. Bioterrorism has been called a disease of modern society, a condition of life, an art, an unsurpassed weapon of psychological warfare, and an antithesis of democracy and the democratic spirit (Hyde Terrorists have relatively easy access to a range of sophisticated, off the shelf weapons technology that can be readily adapted to their operational needs (Hoffman). In September 1984, a non-state sponsored terrorist cult called the Rajneeshee from Oregon intentionally contaminated many salad bars in restaurants with salmonella bacteria. The incident resulted in 751 cases of enteritis, inflammation of the intestine (especially the small intestine), usually characterized by diarrhea, and 45 hospitalizations. This occurred just from a weak bacteria like salmonella. The threat of bioterrorism then died down for over a decade. Then in 1995, the radical Aum Shinrikyo cult of Japan attacked the subways of Japan by releasing a sarin gas that killed twelve and left thousands debilitated. This cult not only tried this, they had allegedly launched three unsuccessful biological attacks in Japan using Anthrax and botulin toxin, sendi...
Thursday, November 21, 2019
To determine if standardized testing is an effective method to measure student learning - Research Proposal Example Application of the SAT test later extended to evaluation for entry into colleges and universities, becoming popular among the institutions. The tests are however not limited to application for entry purposes into colleges and universities, as use of common standards in the education curriculum requires standardized tests for evaluating students. While standardized testing may offer a basis for evaluation, consideration of such factors as disabilities and special needs undermine the equal opportunity concept. Disparities in environmental factors are also threats to standardized tests. A study, for example, noted that students may perform poorly in a standardized test that is developed in a foreign environment with such factors as language barriers being significant (Wood, Eichner-LeFrank, Wood, S., and Braus, n.d.). Standardized tests are used to evaluation studentsÃ¢â¬â¢ intelligence for grading and comparison with other students. While need for equal opportunities is one of the reasons for standardized tests, allowing for evaluation on the same baseline, differences in potentials, some of which may be induced by natural factors, undermine the fairness objective. Relative significance of the factors to performance in mathematics identifies the need to understand effectiveness of standardized tests in understanding studentsÃ¢â¬â¢ potentials in mathematics. Mathematics, according to Claro, Cabello, San Martin, and Nussbaum (2015), is more sensitive to environmental factors than reading is and this suggests difference in effectiveness of standard tests between the two. Economic, social, and cultural statuses, among students from Chile, have greater effects on mathematics skills than on reading skill and this means that the factors influences effectiveness of standardized tests for mathematics among the students and others. Students with similar level of competence in
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
MGT 302 MOD 1 SLP - Essay Example Hence management of the company can introduce newer ways and techniques of imparting the training information to the employees (Buchanan and Huczynski). This will keep the employees interested in the training. Introducing games, or other interactive sessions in the sessions as well as making the employees participate allows for better performance in the training programs. It is up to the management to focus on the employee needs and to identify the various elements that motivate them. Using these methods will help the trainers make the sessions more interesting, interactive and will automatically lead to better performance for most employees. Theory X & Theory Y Ã¢â¬â Relation to work: Based on the test the score of the management totaled to 38 which clearly shows Ã¢â¬ËGenerally X Theory managementÃ¢â¬â¢, while my preferences gave the result of 67 which clearly indicates, Ã¢â¬Ëstrongly prefers Y-theory managementÃ¢â¬â¢ (Business Balls). Based on these scores it is clear th at as an individual my choice of behavior is very different from that what is presented by the management (Buchanan and Huczynski). I prefer to be recognized and to contribute to the company. It is clear that the management does not pay too much heed to the employees and their needs. This clearly leaves a sense of dissatisfaction and also leads to reduced interest in the work as well (Robbins and Judge).
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Why government should make fossil fuel illegal - Research Paper Example The by-products of oil, along with coal, together known as Ã¢â¬Ëfossil fuels,Ã¢â¬â¢ are the major contributors to what is commonly referred to as Ã¢â¬Ëgreenhouse gassesÃ¢â¬â¢ being pumped into the atmosphere at a phenomenal rate, the effects of which are causing the EarthÃ¢â¬â¢s climate to change. According to all peer-reviewed scientific studies, if the quantity of greenhouse gasses being spewed into the air by automobiles, power plants and factories is not greatly reduced and quickly, the earth and its inhabitants will experience catastrophic consequences in the not too distant future. Fossil fuels are doing great harms that cannot be justified therefore should be illegal much as another other product that causes death and destruction. The people of the Middle East will have to rise up, as they currently are, to dispose their leaders. The best path for other countries, in this respect, is to stop funding them. This paper will discuss the most vital reason to criminalize f ossil fuels, pollution and global warming. The greenhouse effect occurs naturally. When the sunÃ¢â¬â¢s light penetrates the atmosphere and strikes the earthÃ¢â¬â¢s surface only about two-thirds of the solar energy of the impact is absorbed by the earth. The remaining third reflects off the earth then back into space. Gases consisting primarily of nitrogen and oxygen located in the atmosphere act in the same manner as the glass roof of a greenhouse. These gases act like a bubble surrounding the earth and allow all the available sunlight to enter but trap the majority of this solar energy which, in turn, warms the earth. This is a natural yet tenuous balance which is made more unstable by man-made gases which adds to the total amount of gases. This continuing build-up of gaseous substances in the atmosphere traps more of the solar energy and reflects less. This increasing trend is the reason the earth is warming and its climate changing. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) makes up only a tiny f raction of naturally occurring gases in the atmosphere but constitute approximately half of man-made fossil fuel greenhouse gases. (Lean, Pearce, 2006). The very apparent, inarguable scientific facts regarding man-induced CO2 gases exacerbating the greenhouse effect are not apparent to some who are arguing the evidence with questionable evidence and logic. For example Anthony Lupo author of the article Ã¢â¬Å"Anthropogenic Global Warming: A Skeptical Point of ViewÃ¢â¬ postulates that CO2 is not a pollutant at all which is a short-sighted theory, at best, to anyone who has seen black plumes of CO2 smoke pouring out of factory smoke-stacks into the formerly clean air. Lupo claims CO2 is beneficial for plants and occurs naturally in the atmosphere which is true but only when considering naturally occurring amounts which are small and not the excessive quantities which have been emitted worldwide over the past 100 years. According to Lupo climate change is more a regional occurrence and does not affect the entire earth. Ã¢â¬Å"Regionally, climate has been shown to change rapidly in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Life on earth will adapt as it has always done. Life on earth has been shown to thrive when planetary temperatures are warmer as opposed to colderÃ¢â¬ (Lupo, 2008). Further, Lupo says that scientists will not be able to prove one way or the other if climate change is happening for many decades to come. As if the well documented rising ocean levels and melting Polar ice caps are not an indicator. Lupo believes, or at least writes that todayÃ¢â¬â¢