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United States — Forty-eight of the fifty states and the federal district are contiguous and located in North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east, the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean.
It is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, paleo-Indians migrated from Asia to the North American mainland at least 15, years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century, the United States emerged from 13 British colonies along the East Coast.
On July 4, during the course of the American Revolutionary War, the war ended in with recognition of the independence of the United States by Great Britain, representing the first successful war of independence against a European power. The current constitution was adopted inafter the Articles of Confederation, the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in and designed to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties.
During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the end of slavery in the country. By the end of century, the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in left the United States as the sole superpower.
It ranks highly in several measures of performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP. Hardcover — A hardcover or hardback book is one bound with rigid protective covers.
It has a flexible, sewn spine which allows the book to lie flat on a surface when opened, following the ISBN sequence numbers, books of this type may be identified by the abbreviation Hbk.
Hardcover books are printed on acid-free paper, and are much more durable than paperbacks. Hardcover books are more costly to manufacture. If brisk sales are anticipated, an edition of a book is typically released first. Some publishers publish paperback originals if slow hardback sales are anticipated, for very popular books these sales cycles may be extended, and followed by a mass market paperback edition typeset in a more compact size and printed on shallower, less hardy paper.
In the past the release of an edition was one year after the hardback. It is very unusual for a book that was first published in paperback to be followed by a hardback, an example is the novel The Judgment of Paris by Gore Vidal, which had its revised edition of first published in paperback, and later in hardcover.
Hardcover books are sold at higher prices than comparable paperbacks. Hardcovers typically consist of a block, two boards, and a cloth or heavy paper covering. The pages are sewn together and glued onto a flexible spine between the boards, and it too is covered by the cloth, a paper wrapper, or dust jacket, is usually put over the binding, folding over each horizontal end of the boards.
On the folded part, or flap, over the front cover is generally a blurb, the back flap is where the biography of the author can be found. Reviews are often placed on the back of the jacket, bookbinding Paperback How to make a simple Hardcover book 3.
Sonnet — A sonnet is a poem in a specific form which originated in Italy, Giacomo da Lentini is credited with its invention. The term sonnet is derived from the Italian word sonetto, by the thirteenth century it signified a poem of fourteen lines that follows a strict rhyme scheme and specific structure.
Conventions associated with the sonnet have evolved over its history, writers of sonnets are sometimes called sonneteers, although the term can be used derisively.
The sonnet was created by Giacomo da Lentini, head of the Sicilian School under Emperor Frederick II, guittone dArezzo rediscovered it and brought it to Tuscany where he adapted it to his language when he founded the Siculo-Tuscan School, or Guittonian school of poetry.
Other Italian poets of the time, including Dante Alighieri and Guido Cavalcanti, wrote sonnets, other fine examples were written by Michelangelo. The structure of a typical Italian sonnet of the included two parts that together formed a compact form of argument.
First, the octave, forms the proposition, which describes a problem, or question, followed by a sestet, typically, the ninth line initiates what is called the turn, or volta, which signals the move from proposition to resolution.
Even in sonnets that dont strictly follow the structure, the ninth line still often marks a turn by signaling a change in the tone, mood. Later, the abba, abba pattern became the standard for Italian sonnets, for the sestet there were two different possibilities, cde, cde and cdc, cdc.
In time, other variants on this scheme were introduced. Petrarch typically used an abba, abba pattern for the octave, in English, both the English or Shakespearean sonnet, and the Italian Petrarchan sonnet are traditionally written in iambic pentameter.
Early twentieth-century American poet Edna St. It employs the rhyme scheme a-b-a-b, a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d-c-d and this poem is historically interesting for its information on north Italian perspectives concerning the War of the Sicilian Vespers, the conflict between the Angevins and Aragonese for Sicily.
It congratulates Robert of Naples on his recent victory, there are also two poorly regarded sonnets by the Italian Dante de Maiano. By the late 17th century poets on increasingly relied on stanza forms incorporating rhymed couplets, and by the 18th century fixed-form poems — and, in particular, the resulting versification — less constrained by meter and rhyme patterns than Renaissance poetry — more closely mirrored prose.
The Romantics were responsible for a return to many of the poems used during the 15th and 16th centuries. The sonnet however was used until the Parnassians brought it back into favor 4.
Onegin is considered a classic of Russian literature, and its eponymous protagonist has served as the model for a number of Russian literary heroes and it was published in serial form between and The first complete edition was published inand the accepted version is based on the publication.
This form has come to be known as the Onegin stanza or the Pushkin sonnet, the story is told by a narrator, whose tone is educated, worldly, and intimate.
The narrator digresses at times, usually to expand on aspects of social and intellectual world.Lenski’s aria "Kudà, kudà," from Eugene Onegin, was so dramatically committed that the concert hall seemed to have been replaced by an imaginary opera set.
As he did with the Beethoven, Panikkar seized on every open vowel to let his voice bloom fully, infusing his cries of "Olga" with passionate longing, and he ended with a deft messa di. His first success, in , was a parody of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love.
During this time he married Lucy Turner, after a failed romance with a woman whose family objected to his uncertain financial future.
Feb 10, · A Publisher Party and a One-Man Play. loosely based on Eugene Onegin. I don’t know the source text but started this on the train ride home and it’s enjoyable thus far. This is the first in a quartet of novels that inevitably invites comparison with John Updike’s “Rabbit” books.
(Out on June 7th.) I confess I didn. Apr 28, · Eugene Onegin influenced Russian literature for the following reasons: It introduced the theme of ennui or spleen, which became such a feature of Russian literature (Turgenev's Diary of a superfluous man and Fathers and Sons is a good example, as is Oblomov and The Golovievs).
The first screen format-related Stylistic Suck? Lenskiy's romantic poem in Alexander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin is a Cliché Storm. In the Time Scout series, most things in the past were handmade, and most people paid attention to things like clothes and weapons.
Therefor, a scout's, guide's, or tourist's gear has to mimic the imperfections of. Mar 08, · This allows for a development of the characters and emphasizes the drama of the plot despite its relative simplicity.
The book is admired for the artfulness of its verse narrative as well as for its exploration of life, death, love, ennui, convention and passion.