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The Road Not Taken

By David Orr
  • Book ID : 0698140893
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 176
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Reads : 474
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  • File Pdf: the-road-not-taken.pdf

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A cultural “biography” of Robert Frost’s beloved poem, arguably the most popular piece of literature written by an American “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood . . .” One hundred years after its first publication in August 1915, Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” is so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget that it is, in fact, a poem. Yet poetry it is, and Frost’s immortal lines remain unbelievably popular. And yet in spite of this devotion, almost everyone gets the poem hopelessly wrong. David Orr’s The Road Not Taken dives directly into the controversy, illuminating the poem’s enduring greatness while revealing its mystifying contradictions. Widely admired as the poetry columnist for The New York Times Book Review, Orr is the perfect guide for lay readers and experts alike. Orr offers a lively look at the poem’s cultural influence, its artistic complexity, and its historical journey from the margins of the First World War all the way to its canonical place today as a true masterpiece of American literature. “The Road Not Taken” seems straightforward: a nameless traveler is faced with a choice: two paths forward, with only one to walk. And everyone remembers the traveler taking “the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference.” But for a century readers and critics have fought bitterly over what the poem really says. Is it a paean to triumphant self-assertion, where an individual boldly chooses to live outside conformity? Or a biting commentary on human self-deception, where a person chooses between identical roads and yet later romanticizes the decision as life altering? What Orr artfully reveals is that the poem speaks to both of these impulses, and all the possibilities that lie between them. The poem gives us a portrait of choice without making a decision itself. And in this, “The Road Not Taken” is distinctively American, for the United States is the country of choice in all its ambiguous splendor. Published for the poem’s centennial—along with a new Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Frost’s poems, edited and introduced by Orr himself—The Road Not Taken is a treasure for all readers, a triumph of artistic exploration and cultural investigation that sings with its own unforgettably poetic voice.

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Textual Analysis Made Easy

By C. Brian Taylor
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn : 1317361709
  • Pages : 156
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 157
  • File Pdf: textual-analysis-made-easy.pdf

Book Summary:

In this new book, you’ll learn how to teach evidence-based writing using a variety of tools, activities, and sample literary texts. Showing elementary and middle school students how to think critically about what they’re reading can be a challenge, but author C. Brian Taylor makes it easy by presenting twelve critical thinking tools along with step-by-step instructions for implementing each one effectively in the classroom. You’ll learn how to: Design units and lesson plans that gradually introduce your students to more complex levels of textual analysis; Encourage students to dig deeper by using the 12 Tools for Critical Thinking; Help students identify context and analyze quotes with the Evidence Finder graphic organizer; Use the Secret Recipe strategy to construct persuasive evidence-based responses that analyze a text’s content or technique; Create Cue Cards to teach students how to recognize and define common literary devices. The book also offers a series of extra examples using mentor texts, so you can clearly see how the strategies in this book can be applied to excerpts from popular, canonical, and semi-historical literature. Additionally, a number of the tools and templates in the book are available as free eResources from our website (, so you can start using them immediately in your classroom.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Collection: Books 10-13

By Lemony Snicket
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062224999
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 125
  • File Pdf: a-series-of-unfortunate-events-collection.pdf

Book Summary:

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES A Warning from the Publisher: If you have come this far, it is likely too late. Readers who have experienced the first nine volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket are usually so weakened by their dreadful knowledge of the Baudelaire orphans' story that they spend most of their time moaning and weeping, and have no strength to read The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, or The End. If, by chance, your moaning and weeping is more or less under control, there is no need to further risk your physical, emotional, and literary health by reading the four remaining volumes in the series. It would be better to regain your strength by spending your time indulging in less alarming activities, such as whistling or making cupcakes for the elderly. After all, this collection contains all of the calamities in the last four volumes of A Series of Unfortunate Events, including abandoned condiments, cigarette smoking, a shocking revelation, a ridiculous laugh, a fearsome storm, a herd of wild sheep, a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents, another shocking revelation, and Phil. There is no need to expose yourself to such atrocities, not after all you've been through already.

Still Searching for Oz

By John A. Murray
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1503594084
  • Pages : 138
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 449
  • File Pdf: still-searching-for-oz.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is a combination of poetry / song lyrics, art, and personal reflection.


By David Freemantle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pearson UK
  • Isbn : 0273746995
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 841
  • File Pdf: wanted.pdf

Book Summary:

Competition is intense, talent is rife and jobs are never secure. Whether you’re going after your first job, dream job or want to rise to the dizzy heights of success with your current or future employer, learn how you can be the most wanted employee around. Based on a life-time of experience working in the best companies around, David Freemantle gives you 50 ways to become the person everyone wants in their organisation: Use the power of influence to make any situation work for you Discover how to become instantly likeable Evolve and grow so you always have the edge Some examples from Wanted: - demonstrates the importance of ‘falling in love’ with the work you do. People in love with their work are more likely to be ‘wanted’ than people who hate their work - stresses the importance of ‘going mad’ (i.e. going and ‘Making A Difference’) and thus developing the skills and mindset to differentiate yourself as an individual - focuses on ‘being yourself’ and not being what someone else wants you to be. This relates to ambition, principles and behaviour

Psalms: Folk Songs of Faith

By Ray C. Stedman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Our Daily Bread Publishing
  • Isbn : 1572938803
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 908
  • File Pdf: psalms.pdf

Book Summary:

Ray Stedman's popular commentaries combine the insight of a seasoned student of the scriptures with the warmth of a pastor's heart. Stedman takes the text seriously and provided many practical applications, drawing the reader in with apt anecdotes and illustrations. He sets the Psalms in context, but also shows how they relate to many New Testament truths and to the reader's daily life. Along with his popular commentary on the material, the reader gets Stedman's unique devotional insights.

Reimagining Communication: Action

By Michael Filimowicz,Veronika Tzankova
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351015214
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 575
  • File Pdf: reimagining-communication.pdf

Book Summary:

As a part of an extensive exploration, Reimagining Communication: Action investigates the practical implications of communication as a cultural industry, media ecology, and a complex social activity integral to all domains of life. The Reimagining Communication series develops a new information architecture for the field of communications studies, grounded in its interdisciplinary origins and looking ahead to emerging trends as researchers take into account new media technologies and their impacts on society and culture. The diverse and comprehensive body of contributions in this unique interdisciplinary resource explore communication as a form of action within a mix of social, cultural, political, and economic contexts. They emphasize the continuously expanding horizons of the field by engaging with the latest trends in practical inquiry within communication studies. Reflecting on the truly diverse implications of communicative processes and representations, Reimagining Communication: Action covers key practical developments of concern to the field. It integrates diverse theoretical and practice-based perspectives to emphasize the purpose and significance of communication to human experience at individual and social levels in a uniquely accessible and engaging way. This is an essential introductory text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, along with scholars of communication, broadcast media, and interactive technologies, with an interdisciplinary focus and an emphasis on the integration of new technologies.

Choosing Simplicity

By Steven M. Ayer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1452095280
  • Pages : 146
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 757
  • File Pdf: choosing-simplicity.pdf

Book Summary:

The purpose of this book is to try to help anyone maintain what I call living on top of the mountain: in a pure, contented, happy state of mind. I remember pockets in my life when I was so happy, but wondered why they were so f leeting. It was like reaching the top of a mountainbut never being able to stay there. I found myself always sliding slowly backwards, or simply standing in the valley below, looking up and wondering what happened. Over the years, Ive come to understand that the only way to stay near the top of the mountain is to constantly remind yourselfdaily, weekly, monthlyof all of the things that are important to you. Without constant reminders we forget how we got to the top and revert back to our old ways. It isnt even our fault, because its in our nature; it happens with or without our permission. We simply have to commit to combating it! I dont know about you, but I want to live a fulfilled life, with happiness, health, and accomplishments for myself, my family and the betterment of others. I want to live on top of the mountain every single day of my life, and Im willing to do what I can to try to accomplish that.

Ears but Can't Hear

By Sam Wittke
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 166426714X
  • Pages : 166
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 335
  • File Pdf: ears-but-can-t-hear.pdf

Book Summary:

In Ears but Can’t Hear, Sam Wittke explores the root dynamics of idolatry and its ongoing presence in what Christians have come to call “the world pattern.” While his first two books spoke of apologetics and a Christian’s place in the political sphere, his third book Ears but Can’t Hear leaves left-right politics and pure intellectual questions concerning the reasonableness of faith at the door and deals with the root issues, consequences, and the escape plan for rebellion against God. Ears but Can’t Hear takes an undeniable snapshot of our modern moment as a reminder that we’ve yet to outgrow the basic human condition, which scripture directly ties to enmity with God. To the best of his abilities, the author hopes to inhabit the depth of the curse that emerges from sin and the height of Christ’s redemptive blessing.

Changemaker Playbook

By Henry De Sio
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
  • Isbn : 1529355826
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 154
  • File Pdf: changemaker-playbook.pdf

Book Summary:

“The game has changed, so how do you respond? Changemaker Playbook offers a new game plan on leaderships that everyone needs for a world in which change is the only constant.”--Pete Souza, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Changemaker Playbook is filled with stories of everyday changemakers who have the courage to act on their empathy. This book is a true blueprint for how we rise above our differences, come together, and fix real problems.” --Van Jones, CNN political contributor, host of The Van Jones Show, and best-selling author The Game Has Changed! What would you do if the game you had been preparing for your whole life had changed? This is the question we all face today. Our one-leader-at-a-time past has given way to a present reality where everyone has the potential to lead in every aspect of life. We all have at our fingertips the tools of change that were once available to only a few. This shift from one-leader-at-a-time to everyone-leading-in-every-moment has created a changemaker effect on society. Change is no longer linear and faster, it's explosive and omnidirectional—and we are the first generation to navigate this reordered reality. Our iEverything world requires a new playbook. CHANGEMAKER PLAYBOOK will show you how to thrive in every aspect of today's transformed societal landscape. Based on the author’s discoveries about leading in change from some of the world’s leading changemakers — business and social entrepreneurs, educators, media thought leaders, and youth innovators — readers can apply the principles in this book to the new everyone-a-changemaker world. An unforgettable tutorial on the principles of empathy-based ethics, co-creative teamwork, and the ins and outs of the new game, CHANGEMAKER PLAYBOOK is as much a new leadership handbook as it is the definitive individual and organizational achievement playbook. This is the new playbook for the new game.

Amazing Things Will Happen

By C. C. Chapman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1118416627
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 115
  • File Pdf: amazing-things-will-happen.pdf

Book Summary:

Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen Amazing Things Will Happen offers straightforward advicethat can be put into action to improve your life. Through personalanecdotes from the author's life, and interviews of successfulindividuals across several industries, this book demonstrates howto achieve success, in all aspects of life, through hard work andacts of kindness. Split into five sections, this book details howto begin the self-improvement journey. Explains how to cope with the situation you are currently in,and how to make the most of it until you can break free Shares exercises and practices that can help define your goalsand how to set realistic tasks to reach them Helps you to navigate the seas of doubters and obstacles to getto where you want to be Ensures that you help others, once you have reached yourgoals Each of us has different goals in life, but everyone wants tosucceed, and have as much fun as possible along the way. AmazingThings Will Happen shows how to get on this path tosuccess.


By Stephen Bond
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 1512735701
  • Pages : 114
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 453
  • File Pdf: broken.pdf

Book Summary:

What does it really mean to be broken? To be fractured or damaged and no longer in one piece, or in working order, or to have given up all hope. Have we not all felt this way at some point in our lives? Sometimes it was one major blow shattering us into a million pieces. Other times, it was many small cracks slowly breaking us down. Maybe right now you have been hit and you are falling apart or you are just feeling your purpose slowly drift from your hands. Maybe this happened recently or maybe it was years ago. Whatever your circumstances, we were not created to live this way. Although our bodies, minds, and spirits may be attacked daily, there is a way to piece ourselves back together. There is a way to find purpose for our lives and to reignite a passion for a more meaningful life. I do not possess a magic potion or equation capable of producing a higher level of living, but I know someone who does contain the answer and I found it more correctly stated, I found Him.

Issues in Kidney Disease Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition

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  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Isbn : 1464965005
  • Pages : 1102
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 304
  • File Pdf: issues-in-kidney-disease-research-and-treatment.pdf

Book Summary:

Issues in Kidney Disease Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Kidney Disease Research and Treatment. The editors have built Issues in Kidney Disease Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Kidney Disease Research and Treatment in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Kidney Disease Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at