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An Analysis of Paul Laurence Dunbar's We Wear the Mask

- An Analysis of Paul Laurence Dunbar's We Wear the Mask It has been said many time that "You can't judge a book by its cover" and "Don't judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes". A person may appear one way on the outside but may be feeling the total opposite on the inside. He may be masking his true emotions with a false appearance. In "We Wear the Mask" it seems that Paul Laurence Dunbar is conveying this message to his audience. The African-American slaves of the early United States are prime examples of how emotions can be repressed....   [tags: We Wear the Mask Essays]

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The Language of the Black Condition and All Conditions: Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “We Wear the Mask”

- Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem, “We Wear The Mask” cleverly talks of the black condition in a language so universal that it could apply to any race of people that tries to hide their emotions from the world in order to survive. Dunbar argues for the reality of the black man’s plight in America, the black man's struggle for equality in the world, and the struggle for peace within. These are circumstances of the poet’s life that influenced his writing of the poem. PARAGRAPH 2: Background information on your author or document....   [tags: Paul Laurence Dunbar, We Wear the Mask, ]

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Analysis of We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar

- Analysis of We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar “We Wear the Mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar is a renowned piece of literature that has been the subject of various literary criticisms over the years. Because of the poem’s indirectness and generalized ambiguity, the interpretation of the “we” that wears the “mask” and why they do so is left unanimously undisclosed. It is up to the interpreter and the support given by the interpreter to produce a valid representation of the meaning that lies beneath the mask....   [tags: Slavery Racism We Wear the Mask Essays]

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To Wear Uniforms in School or Not

- Some schools say that wearing uniforms are better, while others say that it is not. First let’s discuss schools that require uniforms. You’ll most likely find them throughout Britain, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and most African counties. Only private school use them to distinguish them from other private or public schools. If student wear uniforms then they would feel like they belong to the school. But some religions won’t let the female or male wear certain kinds of clothing and will be pulled out at an earlier age....   [tags: dress code, supreme court, clothes]

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Pave the Planet or Wear Shoes

- Throughout the article “Pave the Planet or Wear Shoes” the author discusses the issue of the relationship between the current capitalist economy and the values that it promotes on society. While discussing that relationship the author incorporates certain Buddhist principles that relate to the overall problems that result from the current economic system. The main problem that arises with the current capitalist economy is that it brings a “staggering ecological impact” and an “unequal distribution of new wealth” (88)....   [tags: current capitalist economy, society values]

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An Obligation to Wear Darkness

- In Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil,” Hawthorne uses gloomy diction and tone to characterize both the apprehension of the people and the affliction of the veil on Mr. Hooper. Throughout the passage, Hawthorne utilizes fairly simple diction, avoiding long, obscure words. Words like “preternatural” and “impertinence” are among the few words that may cause an average reader some trouble. Consequently, Hawthorne’s writing appeals to and targets the common man as an audience, as he writes with a straightforward choice of words....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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What to Wear: Elizabethan Fashion

- Elizabethan fashion was the start of fashion itself. This was the time of Christopher Columbus and other explorers who united the world. International trade routes had been discovered and global trade had officially began. Before the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, people just wore clothes to keep warm and to conceal themselves. Attire was plain and simple; it did not have flair or style. New fabrics and dyes were now readily available from all over the world. The Elizabethan Era was the first time the wealthy began to invest large sums of money and time into their clothing....   [tags: History of Fashion, Christopher Columbus]

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes

- ... This turned the crowd at the ampitheatre against Brutus and his fellow conspirators. The fact most often overlooked when discussing Marc Antony was his talent as a master politician. He felt a vacuum of power in Rome and he took advantage of it. In the absence of Caesar he grabbed the opportunity to become the ruler of Rome. First, he tricked Cassius into trusting him by manipulating Brutus, and then he banished the conspirators through the court of public appeal. He accomplished this by reading the will to the crowd which in turn swayed their opinion....   [tags: Roman Republic, Augustus, Julius Caesar]

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Does God Wear A Jersey?

- ... And finally the Incas believed that the chief Inca was a representation of the sun, (Matthews 37). Another clear-cut way that American sports show resemblance is that of Rituals. These so rituals for a sports and religion make a more clear line. For instance, while the Incas had festivals for the “feast of Salvation” and “ the Situa,” (Matthews 37) American sports have feasts and parties for the Super Bowl Sunday and the Olympics. These specific rituals are just the beginning for both sides, though the Incas had a practice of dressing up and going into cities and purging them from “evil spirits” with this ritual they believed that they were ceremonially keeping their city safe, (Matthews...   [tags: Religion, Native Americans in the United States]

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We Wear the Mask

- William Shakespeare once proclaimed that “the past is prologue.” Are we really bound by history. Is our present a mere continuation, a monomorphic continuation if you will, of the novel that is our existence, or can it be developed in a bifurcated fashion. Paul Lawrence Dunbar, prominently noted as the "Poet Laureate of the Negro Race" (p 905) is a prime example of how the past can be depicted in a multifold manner. His two works " We Wear the Mask" and "An Ante-Bellum Sermon" illustrate the double-consciousness that Dunbar was most notorious for....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Paul Laurence Dunbar]

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We Wear the Mask

- Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “We Wear the Mask” is a lyric poem in which the point of attraction, the mask, represents the oppression and sadness held by African Americans in the late 19th century, around the time of slavery. As the poem progresses, Dunbar reveals the façade of the mask, portrayed in the third stanza where the speaker states, “But let the dream otherwise” (13). The unreal character of the mask has played a significant role over the life of African Americans, whom pretend to put on a smile when they feel sad internally....   [tags: Literature]

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We Wear the Mask

- Paul Laurence Dunbar, dispatches the cold troubles of African Americans in the lyrical poem, "We Wear the Mask." In this poem, Dunbar links imagery, rhythm, rhyme, and word choice to in order to institute a connection to the reader. From reading the poem, one can infer that Mr. Dunbar is speaking in general, of the misery that many people keep concealed under a grin that they wear very well. But if one were to go further and take the time to research Mr. Dunbar’s selection of this piece and the era of which this poem was written, one would come to understand that this poem focuses entirely on Paul Laurence Dunbar’s viewpoints on racial prejudice and the struggle for equality for the African-...   [tags: Literature]

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The Muslim Wear Hijabs ( A Head Scarf )

- The woman muslims wear hijabs(a head scarf) for day to day attire. They usually wear clothes that cover themselves from head to toe, excluding their hands and face. The hijabs are to protect their customs and the beliefs. A woman should only show her hair to her immediate family, because they deserve the beauty not anyone else. There is also a thing called the niqab which covers everything and sometimes has a gap for their eyes, (Huda, par. 3). The men wear prayer caps, because Muhmmad use to keep his head covered so they followed him....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Islam, God]

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America, Harlem, And We Wear The Mask

- It is human nature to always want more. We are born with innate capacity to pursuit a better life. In order to meet this self-actualization drive, migrating from on place to another is the fastest way to meet this conscious desire for personal growth. During the early nineteen-hundreds the great migration to the northern United States brought hope to those who desired better life, a life full of new opportunities for African Americans, a life away from the racism and prejudice feelings that the south brought....   [tags: African American, United States]

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Should Women Be Raped For Clothes That They Wear?

- ... Not many victims report to the police due to the fear of reprisal, personal matter, not important enough to respondent, fear of the justice system and so on. 68 percent of sexual assault is not reported to authorities, meaning 98 percent of rapists will never spend a second in jail or prison. When not reporting this matter to the police the victims are allowing the rapist another chance to go victimize other women. Approximately 4 out of 5 of assaults are committed by someone knowing or being close to the victim....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' We Wear The Mask '

- The poem “We Wear the Mask” sheds light upon what it was like to be an African American raised in a white-dominated society. In particular, the poem essentially expresses the classification of African Americans in post-slavery America. Dunbar’s concept of “The Mask” correlates to the black women in Atlanta due to the fact that the women endured vigorous amounts of pain and brutality. Not only were they shamed for their skin tone, but for their gender as well. It became a daily hassle for women to go about their lives due to the fact that they were not only a woman, but a black woman living in a predominantly white society....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race, Negro]

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Does It Matter What Victims Wear?

- ... Sure you can look, but to act upon it is something else. Some might say that they are dressed for sexual attention or knowing that they will arouse the sexual interest of their intended target or audience, therefore, they are definitely asking for sexual attention of that person. First of all, they are dressing for themselves, they want to feel good and look good, there is nothing wrong with that. I cannot fully comprehend why on earth a person might think just because a person dresses a certain way means that they are asking for it....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Why Do Students Wear Uniforms?

- Across the United States, 23% of students that attend private and public schools are required to wear uniforms (2014, p.1). All students must wear: pants (khaki, navy blue, or black), shirts with collars, or skirts, shorts, capris with a collared shirt. In the winter, students can wear jackets, cardigans and footwear. As for footwear, students are allowed to wear any closed toed shoe (Dallas Independent School District, 2010, p.1). When students wear uniforms, it makes them look more professional and appropriate for the school setting....   [tags: mandatory dress codes]

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Feeling Proud to Wear School Uniforms

- ... For example, when we see the maple leaf worn by our proud athletes in Sochi, especially when they win gold, we as Canadians feel proud to be represented on the grandest stage of them all, the Olympics. Uniforms are a symbol that unite and create a sense of community within the school; as a result create an atmosphere of belonging. This essence of unity will positively affect a student’s attitude toward school and will lead to better learning and improved attendance. Wearing school colors, like the red and white in support of our athletes, give students a sense of unity among their school and classmates....   [tags: mandate, bullying, distractions]

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Students Should Wear Uniforms Debate

- For years, there have been hundreds of debates about whether students should wear uniforms or not. Many schools agreed with the idea and have already required school uniforms, while others are still considering it. Some say that school uniforms represent discipline and instill school pride, but others think that it is not creativity and comfortable. Despite that there are still arguments about it; school uniforms have increasingly demonstrated their importance and influence in many ways. Students should have to wear uniforms because it will help students to perform better at school, give students a sense of discipline, lower the cost for parents, and decrease the rate of crime....   [tags: students, school unifrom, fashion]

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Should Students Wear School Uniforms?

- Kids today are in a constant struggle with everything from physical and emotional norms to social and economic stability. When they step out to face the day ahead the last they should have to endure is being defined by the attire in which they wear. The simple task of getting up and getting dressed to pursue their education has now become a war of the roses. The walk or ride to the school house, for some, have now become the epitome of darkness and shame. Instead of an institute for learning the school house has now become a chamber for torture....   [tags: Clothing, Uniform, Education, School]

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Police Should Wear Body Cameras

- Police should wear body cameras According to The New York Times “Pennsylvania: Two Officers Are Charged” by Associated Press, “two Philadelphia police officers, Officers Sean McKnight, 30, and Kevin Robinson, 26, were arrested Thursday, February 5 of 2015, and accused of knocking a man off a scooter and severely beating him. They casted Mr. Rivera as the antagonist and charging him with aggravated assault and resisting arrest. Later the charges were dropped and the attention was turned to the officers after seeing surveillance video of them assaulting Mr....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Crime]

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Why School Should Wear Uniforms

- ... 5As uniforms prevent the display of gang colors, and make outsiders more easily identifiable, uniforms are believed to increase school safety (John A. Gavin, "Schools Find Stricter Rules, Uniforms Can Lessen Bullying,"). In addition, many uniform advocates suggest that uniforms create a "level playing field" among students, deminishing things like peer pressure and bullying. A 2010 peer-reviewed study found that that schools with uniform policies had twelve percent fewer firearm-related incidents and fifteen percent fewer drug-related incidents (Seunghee Han, International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership,)....   [tags: High school, Dress code, Education]

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Why Do People Wear Watches

- A watch is a timepiece worn on one’s wrist fastened by a strap or band. They are a common item of purchase for men, women and children. I noticed that there are fewer people wearing watches; most if not all rely on electronic devices for the time, such as mobile phones and tablets. Personally, I feel bare without a watch. My wrist is aware of the absent weight. “For everyone who falls in love with a watch, a watch is the one item that goes everywhere with you, so that even in that lonely motel room on a business trip, or sitting as I am right now stranded in an airport, you can look at your watch and feel a sense of comfort....   [tags: Essays on Watches]

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Should Students Wear School Uniforms?

- In today’s society, more and more schools are leaning towards students wearing school uniforms, which some of the students, faculty, and parents are either happy about this decision or most of them are very negative about this change. With today’s fashion trends, students try to keep up in the world of fashion and most of these trends are inappropriate clothing that customers would turn down in disgust ten or twenty years ago. Now, students dress in inappropriate clothing to school because this is the latest trend and teachers and parents are not too impressed with their decisions in their choice of clothes....   [tags: Bullying, Education, Teacher, Abuse]

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We Must Wear Body Cameras

- ... This is the transparency and reporting required helping restore the nation’s trust in our law enforcement. Secondly, the evidence provided by recordings from cameras before suspect interrogation and witness statements will help support both the prosecution and defense. Cameras and audio recording devices have been employed by law-enforcement for years and are now used for confessions and witness statements (Stross, 2013). Cameras are exceedingly useful in collecting and maintaining evidence....   [tags: Police, Constable, Police brutality]

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Haute Couture Influences Ready-to-wear

- Fashion has been around ever since ancient times, since the time of the Romans, it survived the world wars and is yet today a business with rapid changes. Fashion started off as an art form, a way for the riches to show their social status with unique and innovative designs that only they could afford. It was a way to separate the social classes of the society. In this paper I will include the creator of haute couture, and how the following designers developed couture, as well as having leading names in today’s ready-to-wear industry....   [tags: Fashion ]

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Analysis Of ' We Wear The Mask ' By Paul Laurence Dunbar

- ... The theme of suffering and lies is presented in the Paul Laurence Dunbar poem "we wear the mask". For most people is hard to admit or let ourselves who we truly are by impressing and satisfying those people around us but then we are suffering at the end of the day. "This debt we pay to human guile/ with torn and bleeding hearts we smile."(3-4) this shows how people wear the mask because how fake humans are. This doesn 't only talk about black people but people, in general, who struggle with hiding who they truly are by wearing a mask....   [tags: Black people, African American, Poetry, Suffering]

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Richard Cory, By Edwin Robinson And We Wear The Mask

- Hiding our sadness and fears, lying to the people we love, keeping our emotions to ourselves, all things that everyone does, sometimes without even knowing. Edwin Robinson and Paul Dunbar are two poets who have wrote about how everyone is fighting a battle that you may know nothing about, so you should be kind to people, always. “Richard Cory,” by Edwin Robinson and “We Wear The Mask,” by Paul Dunbar both traditional poems that express that sadness that people hide and the act that we put on for the people surrounding us....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme scheme, Rhyme, Stanza]

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Reasons to wear a seatbelt

- “August 2000, our family of six was on the way to a wedding. It was a rainy day, and Gregg was not familiar with the area. The car hit standing water in the high-way, and started hydro-planing. Greg lost control of the car. Then, the car went backwards down into a ditch and started sliding on its wheels sideways. After sliding for 100 feet or so, the car flipped, at least once. After flipping, the car came to rest on its wheels, and the passenger window broke out....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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What I Wear A Dress For This Gender Performance Activity

- ... The first thing they asked was “are we having our presentation today?” I replied them that I dressed up for the activity in another class. I also told them about this gender communication class, but they have no interest to take it. They said because my normal clothing is really casual and I am always cold, they have never seen me wear dresses. Even if I don’t wear dress so often, they wouldn’t think I am not a female. After I finished my first class, I went to the cafeteria for lunch. It was crowded in the cafeteria as usual, but I felt like more eyes were staring at me while I was finding seats....   [tags: Gender, Sex, Male, Female]

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We Wear The Mask: Our Different Masks

- “We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes […]” (Dunbar 249). In the poem “c,” csuggest that many people wear masks that conceal their true identities and emotions. Dunbar believe that hiding one’s true feelings and identity behind masks can become torturous. Many people have different masks that they wear throughout their everyday lives. There are many possible reasons why people wear masks. There are those who wear masks to hide things are seen as socially unacceptable....   [tags: Paul Laurence Dunbar ]

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We Wear the Mask by Paul Lawrence Dunbar

- ... The devil and the mask are similar because both are not always what they seem. The devil is a representation of evil, and can hide itself. The mask can be a representation of evil because it essentially is a casket of the lies, pain, and suffering that black people are forced to hide. Dunbar’s family roots trace back to slavery, and religion. He manages to incorporate his religion, and slave roots into both poems which emphasize how God is prevalent in the lives of blacks, and a helpful source to come to in time of need....   [tags: poem analysis]

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We Wear the Mastk by Paul Lawrence Dunbar

- The readings were insightful and had interesting approaches to Negro mood. They had many emotional elements that were for the readers understanding of the different situations Negroes faced. When looking at the writings collectively they create a timeline. The timeline shows the various changes the Negroes mindset has gone through. The reader is exposed to three types of Negroes; one, the compliant Negro who knows his place, two, the Negro with will take his revenge and three, Negro who is conflicted between his desires and his responsibilities to his people....   [tags: poem analysis, literary worth]

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Should Public Schools Required For Wear Uniforms?

- ... When the NAESP surveyed school leaders with a uniform or formal dress code policy in place, seventy-seven percent estimated the average cost of school uniforms per child, per year, was one hundred and fifty dollars or less. The NAESP reported that, “It was not surprising to uncover that eight out of ten survey respondents (eighty-six percent) believed one of the main benefits to parents is that school uniforms are more cost-effective than regular apparel” (naesp.org). When buying uniforms not only is it cost-efficient, but a child can, depending on their age, wear the same sets of shirts or pants for two years if they are taken care of....   [tags: Dress code, Education, Uniform, High school]

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Components, Wear, and Rebuild of an Internal Combustion Engine

- In order for the motor to function, it must have air and fuel. The valve train is the system that provides this. It is composed of the camshaft, lifters, pushrods, valve springs, rocker arms, and valves (Brain). The main piece of the valve train is the camshaft. Not to be confused with the crankshaft, the camshaft rotates to lift the lifters, pushrods, and ultimately, the valves. Rotation is transferred from the crankshaft to the camshaft via the timing chain. Along with making the camshaft rotate, the timing assembly also does as its name suggests by keeping the crank and cam in time....   [tags: mechanical engineering]

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My Initial Reaction Of Wear Hair Extensions

- ... African women who had relaxed hair felt that their hair did not hold much importance as to who they were as a person. On the other hand, African American women seen their relaxed hair as something that is tamed and added to the authenticity of their personality. At this point, I speculated that this is due to African American women being more exposed to the westernized culture than African women. However, African women and African American women who were natural both experienced pressures from their family to relax their hair....   [tags: African American, Black people, Black Power, Afro]

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Police Officers Should Wear Body Cameras

- Should police officers be mandated to wear body cameras. That is a question that has grown to be widely discussed in media, politics, and public. The death of Michael Brown due to a fatal shooting by a law enforcement officer inflamed the idea that police officers should wear body cameras (Griggs, Brandon). The opposing sides of such controversial questions both provide a strong reasonable argument that support each side. However, despite the critiques against body cameras, I believe the evidence that support the usage of body cameras to be overwhelmingly positive and the intention is of pure deeds....   [tags: Police, Constable, Police officer, Camera]

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The Mask We Wear: An Analysis of Sonnet 138

- William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 138” depicts the relationship of a couple, who many believe to be the author and his mistress, a woman referred to as the dark lady. The sonnet’s immense use of imagery causes the reader to imagine the sonnet as a play where the characters are covered by masks. Furthermore the sonnet illustrates that through lies, characters are able to hide themselves and become something they are not. By changing oneself, one gives into mediocrity, because if one puts on a mask to be like everyone else, then that individual will never be able to be themselves....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Should Officers Be Required For Wear Body Cameras

- ... Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, have pushed police brutality back into the limelight once again. The shooting of Michael Brown set off a fire storm, and just like they did in the spring of 1992, In Los Angeles, people started taking to the streets and rioting once again. There are those who take advantage of the situation and riot for personal gain; however the majority of rioters are doing so to be heard. Even after all the awareness that the Michael Brown case brought to the media, the shootings did not slow down....   [tags: Police brutality, Police]

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The Woman Should Never Wear Artificial Silk

- ... She earns enough money to “buy a hat for [herself] with the 50 marks I had left” after giving the majority of her money, “70 of my 120… to [her] father” (Keun, 5). In these first couple of pages, Doris is portrayed as the hard working woman who defies the idea of a man-dominant work force. Instead of her father being the sole bread winner in the family, Doris and her mother provide the money for the family, while the father stays at home. However, Doris takes plenty of shortcuts in her job. First, she uses as minimal effort as possible for what she writes....   [tags: Weimar Republic, World War I, Weimar culture]

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School Uniforms: Kids Should Wear Them

- Many have argued that school uniforms have been a successful source to putting an end to combatants and bringing about order and stability in a school setting. However, others argue that school uniforms put a barrier between students and their personal character. In addition, there are many people who consider clothing as being a way to define the individual's originality. On the other hand, there are people who are in favor of enforcing school uniforms, because they have concluded that it does eliminate students from being assaulted by peers....   [tags: argumentative]

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We Wear the Mask

- “We Wear the Mask” There are times in life where we are forced to do something we do not really want to do. There are certain situations like this that come to my mind. Every so often, my family gets together. As a teenager, I do not want to be confined. I realize some of my relatives are a lot older than me and I should spend as much time with them as I can. When my family gets together, I frequently am forced to go to these events and put a smile on my face. I am acting. I am putting on my “mask” and pretending that I am happy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Jewelry We Wear

- The Jewelry We Wear Our tastes in jewelry are often fostered by our heritage, cultural background and ethnicity. Many of the unique pieces we see people wearing today steam from old cultural and ethnic roots. African and Asian influences are two prominent styles that often float in and out of popular culture and fashion as trends and style change. Usually found in silver jewelry, Celtic design is beautiful for its simple elegance. Basic lines come together to form elaborate designs. Celtic designs are also found in a lot of modern jewelry....   [tags: Culture Fashion Papers]

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The Impacts of Fast Fashion and Technology on the Fashion Industry

- ... Prêt- à-Porter (Ready to Wear) ‘Due to technological advances, military uniforms were the first ready-to-wear garments to be mass-produced during the War of 1812.High-quality ready-to-wear garments for men became generally available soon thereafter, as the relatively simple, flattering cuts and muted tones of the contemporary fashion made proportionate sizing possible in mass production. As female fashion was, at the time, still highly ornate and dependent on a precise fit, ready-to-wear garments did not become widely available for women until much later’ (Hollander 1992, p27-33)....   [tags: couture, ready-to-wear, designers]

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The Benefits of School Unifroms

- ... Lots of people will argue that uniforms will stop kids from be creative and original with what they wear. They will say that uniforms will hold kids back from expressing themselves. That is a reasonable argument, but school is not the place to be creative. It is a place to focus and to learn. Children have enough stress as it is, trying to get good grades. They don’t need added stress by their peers. By using uniforms, students have one less distraction from their studies. With required uniforms, students don’t have to go out of their way to buy clothes for school....   [tags: bullying, harassment, money, wear]

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Three Reasons Why Public Schools Should Wear Uniforms

- I have seen here, in the USA few public schools have need of students to wear a uniform. I went to school in Mexico City and I got to wear uniform every day. It is very common there for students to be dress in uniforms. Most of the time, I think kids in this country are very spoiled and very selfish too. For them to wear an uniform to go to school it is very offensive. The reason is they think they can no longer express themselves. I agree that asking students to wear a uniform won’t change their attitude, or how they need to behave in school....   [tags: School Uniforms]

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Figurative Devices: Comparing "We Wear the Mask" and "Theme for English B"

- Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes were considered to be early black poets during the twentieth century around the period of civil right movement. “We wear the mask” and “Theme for English B” were written in 1895 and 1951 respectively. Even there is approximately 50 years gap between these two poems, the theme that these two poems address is somewhat similar. Even though Dunbar uses symbols as figurative devices while Hughes uses Irony, they both have the same goal, which is to point out the racial issues within American society....   [tags: poetry, African-American literature]

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An Ubiquitous Poem, We Wear the Mask by Paul Lawrence Dunbar

- We Wear the Mask, written in 1886 by Paul Lawrence Dunbar, is a ubiquitous poem that has a copious amount of interpretations; nonetheless, one of the most prevalent interpretation of the poem is that of Paul Dunbar’s background. Paul Dunbar was an African American who grew up during the time of slavery; consequently, We Wear the Mask is conceived to be written as an exemplification of the grievances faced by African Americans, during the period of slavery. Though We Wear the Mask was written over a century ago and for a reason – life for African American, during the period of slavery – it can be applied to numerous social situations faced in our present society; one of them being domestic ab...   [tags: slavery, victims, bullied]

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Putting on a Happy Face in We Wear the Mask by Paul Lawrence Dunbar

- Most would agree that putting a smile on the face will almost allow a feeling of joy to start from within. Furthermore, what is known is that every coin has two sides and within that dark side, the smile has many different facets. The thought and discipline in civil resistance on others that look upon some as inferior is a sign of a goodly man. In “We Wear the Mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar one facet it shows is his oppression in the world and vagueness one must reflect; through his poem, it shows the revolting world he lives in and the smile of obscurity to conceal himself from the evils in the world....   [tags: concealment, emotions, privacy]

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Should Employers Dictate What Employees Wear Outside of Work?

- In today’s society looking good is important, especially in the working environment. Every occupation has some sort of dress code for employees to follow. Dress codes can range from wearing suits to gym shorts depending on one’s occupation. Employers decide if the candidate is qualified for the job based on appearance, and then what you wear for the job based on the company’s dress code. The question is can one’s employer dictate what is appropriate dress outside of the job. Employers should only have a say of what one wears while representing the company....   [tags: Ethics]

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Why You Should Wear Black Suede Wedge Boots

- 1 Why you should wear Black Suede Wedge Boots If you are tired of wearing your stiletto heels to every event then maybe you should consider wedges. Unlike other heels, wedges are more comfortable to be in while still having a classy allure to them. They also go well with almost any kind of dress and skirt. Though mixing and matching with your black suede wedgeboots can be tricky, it is just about finding the right kind of combination for you. Check out some of these tips to give you a trendy edge....   [tags: fashion and style tips]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Strange Fruit ' By Lewis Allan And ' We Wear The Mask '

- “There is only one way in which one can endure man’s inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one’s own life, to exemplify man’s humanity to man.” by Alan Paton Nothing can cause as much suffering and pain then man to man can. Racisms, violence, hatred, cruelty, and brutal behaviours are all traces of inhumanity. Both works of literature “Strange Fruit” by Lewis Allan and “We Wear the Mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar portray inhumanity through the imagery of tortured souls, symbols of physical pain, and the symbolic imagery within their titles....   [tags: Suffering, Pain, African American]

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What Kind of Jewelry did Ancient Roman People Wear?

- Jewelry is a wonderful way of displaying our favorite gems. Or perhaps a lovely charm. Or something a special someone gave you. Whichever way, we can admit that it's very special. So it would only figure that the ancient civilization of Rome would decorate their necks, ears, and wrists with elaborate and gorgeous accessories. However, what kind of jewelry did they wear. Who was allowed to wear the shiny charms. What were they made of. What were preferred materials to make them. The ancient civilization of Rome has many secrets that have been uncovered over the years, with many questions answered, along with mine....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Culture, Jewelry]

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The Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar: We Wear the Mask and When Malindy Sings

- Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in a northern town near Dayton, Ohio on June 27, 1872 (Brawley 12). His parents instilled in him the value of an education, and he excelled at the all-white Dayton Central High-school where he held the titles of class president, the president of the school literary society, and the editor of the school's newspaper (15). Dunbar was extremely well learned; he spoke and wrote in Standard English, but just as often his poetry was written in black dialect. As one of the first professional African American literary figures (Baym 1038), Paul Laurence Dunbar's poetry consists of two distinct styles: his dialect pieces with the simple rhyme schemes of the ballad lyrical...   [tags: Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry]

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From Wearables to Soft-Wear: Seamlessly Integrating Interactive Technology into Fashionable Apparel

- In industries where functionality is of predominant importance such as within sports, healthcare, security and safety, wearable technologies have already been successfully integrated into clothing (example?). Not so within everyday wear. Smart Fashion is not yet common consumer technology, and besides some exceptional examples (which are?), electronically augmented fashion is generally known as being illuminated outfits reserved for stage performance or other special events. In this paper we discuss how Smart Fashion can find its way into everyday clothing....   [tags: smart fashion]

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Lates Fabric Achievement of DuPont

- Over the years, work wear has improved in style and ingenuity as it has become more practical and comfortable. According to DuPont’s website, more people are demanding the comfort and practicality of loungewear and athletic wear in their professional wardrobe. However, the clothing required in many workplaces must meet certain safety requirements. Anton-Katzenbach (2013) says, “More than ever, work wear and protective wear has been inspired by outdoor wear and sportswear thus adding elasticity, moisture management, UV-protection and anti-odour properties to a stylish look.” She also pointed out that working clothes have come a long way in the last several years, but they are now being made...   [tags: athletic wear, nomex mhp, loungwaer]

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Students Should be Required to Wear Uniforms to School

- Students Should be Required to Wear Uniforms to School      Do you always ask yourself why do students wear those horrible uniforms. Well, 99% of the students do, some find that unnecessary, some find them obsolete, and others just hate those unexciting colors. Nonetheless, they are wrong when they think that uniforms are not necessary, since they are. Because the teachers need to see students as equal, plus, clothes always distract other people, and as proved on a survey, 78% of the students prefer clothes that are inappropriate for school and for some people these clothes might be impolite....   [tags: Public Schools Uniforms]

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Why Skateboarders' Shoes Wear Out So Fast

- Why Skateboarders' Shoes Wear Out So Fast Through out skateboarding history a sand paper material known as grip tape has been glued to skateboard decks. This material made for gripping onto boards also destroys sneaker soles. Grip tape causes friction between sneakers and itself, while making a grip and facilitating control of the board. Pedaling wears out sneakers like walking, but at more accelerated rates; much higher than walking. Becoming more circwnspect, there is the factor of increased movement on the board such as turning your lead foot (generally for most people the left foot, unless they skate goofy foot) back and forth in between pedaling....   [tags: Papers]

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Greek War Ar,pr amd Warfare Wear

- 1. CASSIS (Helmet) - Depending on type and year, was made of bronze, brass or steel/iron. Many different styles, depending on when and where it was made, had styled features such as neck guards, edging, stamped bosses, etc. Since Legio XXX is a 2nd Century legion, earlier style helmets may not be practical. The latter models, such as the Imperial Itallic 'G' and the Gallic 'H' are preferred, especially those with crossbracing. 2. FOCALE (Scarf) - A simple scarf or neckerchief worn around the neck to protect against scrapping and chafing of the armour and baldric....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nike's Branding Image

- Introduction: Nike, the popular manufacturer of footwear and sport wear, has become a famous trademark as McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Greek deity was based in 1964 by track coach and runner couple Bill Bower man and as Blue Ribbons Phillip Knight Sports, afterward turning into Greek deity, Inc. in 1978. The name Greek deity was chosen in relevance the Greek divinity of conclusion. Nike Headquartered in Portland, Oregon. In 2007 instrumentality provider created sixteen dollar billion in income, up from 9.2 billion in 1997....   [tags: sport wear, trademark, fitness, performance]

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Things a Guy Should Do to be Great on His First Date

- ... However, you have to keep in mind that the purpose of the date is to really get to know the woman you are dating to see if she is for keeps. Assuming that you are not a first-rate douchebag who only pretends to date the ladies to get into their pants, you have nothing to worry about on your first date. If you still think that you need a little help prepping up for one, here is a quick first date guide for you. 1. Wear a nice shirt, well-fitting jeans, and a clean jacket/blazer. The epic combination of a good pair of dark, straight-leg jeans, a vintage graphic tee, and grey or black jacket or peacoat makes any man look effortlessly put-together....   [tags: keep calm, wear a nice shirt, clean jacket]

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Optimization of deep cryogenic treatment to reduce wear loss of 4140 chrome molybdenum steel using Taguchi technique

- Deep Cryogenic treatment has had a dramatic effect on the development of wear resistance of steel components. It is a supplement process to the conventional heat treatment process of steels. The aim of the present research work is to optimize the parameters affecting the deep cryogenic treatment process for attaining the minimum wear loss of 4140 steel. The selected process parameters for this optimization study are hardening temperature (A), soaking period (B), tempering temperature(C) and tempering period (D)....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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Analysis Of ' We Wear The Mask By Paul Laurence Dunbar And Theme For English B By Langston Hughes

- An analysis of inconsistent views of integrity in America The inconsistent American view of integrity exposed in “We Wear the Mask” Paul Laurence Dunbar and “Theme for English B” Langston Hughes acknowledges the struggle between how society views African Americans and how the community views itself. Circumstances were difficult in America amongst the end of the 19th and beginning of 20th century. An immense amount of changes were happening, and numerous people had a troublesome time dealing with them....   [tags: Black people, Race, African American, White people]

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Paul Laurence Dunbar's "We Wear the Mask" and His Facade of Opinions

- Paul Laurence Dunbar's poem "We Wear The Mask" is about his views on racism and the struggle for equality for the African-Americans. What is so beautifully unique is how he wrote it in an artful, refined dissimulation of his true self. He is deliberately misleading and often indirect as if to hide beneath his words, coming across as oblique and delicate at the same time. This further stresses the idea of the mask, being concealing and elusive, in many ways. This particular piece of work is unequaled, not only to the literary world, but the author himself....   [tags: Poetry]

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Comparing Emerson's Self-Reliance and Dunbar's We Wear the Mask

- Comparing Emerson's Self-Reliance and Dunbar's We Wear the Mask    In Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson condemns false appearances. Paul Laurence Dunbar's We Wear the Mask also supports this belief. However, there is a difference in the views of these two works. Emerson believes that people can shed their false social appearances and live a life true to themselves and others. Conversely, Dunbar thinks these pretenses are necessary. The authors' word choices and images support this argument....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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?An Interpretation of Paul Laurence Dunbar?s Poem Sympathy and We Wear the Mask?

- Throughout African American history, African Americans have used poems as a way of describing the African American condition in America. One poet who was widely known for using poetry to describe the condition of African Americans in America was Paul Laurence Dunbar. Paul Laurence Dunbar was one of the most prolific poets of his time. Paul Laurence Dunbar used vivid, descriptive and symbolic language to portray images in his poetry of the senseless prejudices and racism that African Americans faced in America....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing two short stories -My brother?s keeper and Do angels wear

- Comparative analysis of two stories : "My brother’s keeper " " and Do angels wear brassieres?" The two short stories that I am comparing are " My brother’s keeper" by Geoffrey Philp and " Do angels wear brassieres?" by Olive Senior. "My brother’s keeper" talked about history ,race , identity, friendship, family, age, motherhood and sexuality and how they are defined around cultural and traditional positions. It is about a young man named Paul and his account of the changes he went through dealing with a step brother he did not even know existed until the very first day the boy showed up at their door ....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hamlet: Masks We Wear

- Masks A mask is a covering worn on the face or something that disguises or conceals oneself. All the characters in Shakespeare's Hamlet hide behind masks to cover up who they really are, which contridictes a main idea, expressed by the fool, Old Polonius, "To thine ownself be true" (Polonius - 1.3.84). All the characters share strengths and triumphs, flaws and downfalls. Instead of revealing their vulnerabilities, each of them wears a mask that conceals who they are and there true convictions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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High Technology Swimwear

- High Technology Swimwear Product application: How does a swimmer improve the speed in the water. The answer may be that do more practice. However with the development of the technology, there is one thing that has totally changed that mindset forever, that is the high-technology swimwear. The high-technology swimwear is designed and manufactured for swimmers to swim faster in high competitive swimming sports. Some studies showed that wearing high-technology swimsuit can reduce the drag up to 4% and even increase the speed by 3% to 7%....   [tags: fastskin wear, material]

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I Wear a Mask To Hide My Pain

- In the off-Broadway musical "Fantasticks", a song entitled "Round and Round" proclaims, "hold up your mask then it all will be pretty." This song depicts horrible images that transform into beautiful stories when viewed through a special mask. The mask converts a boy being burned to death into a man covered in a beautiful orange-red robe. In this musical, and often in real life, wearing a mask filters out the evil in the world, and allows the world to be viewed as a more beautiful place....   [tags: Autobiographical Essay, Personal Narrative]

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Requiring School Uniform

- Requiring School Uniform If the school considering requiring all students to wear uniform during school, this is not a good idea that all students think. It is because nowadays, teenager want to have their own style and wear whatever they want. They don't want anyone to force them wear the uniform. And they want to give any others students or friends saw their best look, best look can take give other students or friends' attention, they can attract other students by the look or style they wear....   [tags: miscellaneous]

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History of Clothing

- Have you ever stopped and wondered what did people wear back in the day. Or what was the clothing like when the Romans or Greeks where here. The Clothing that we wear today is very different; people didn’t always wear skinny jeans and graphic shirts. I took the time to research what was clothing like before we were born. It was believed that the very first people the Homo sapiens may have been the first people to wear clothing. The first people may have worn leaves or animal skins. Adam and Eve (according to the bible) made aprons of leafs, so they could cover themselves....   [tags: Evolution of Clothes, History]

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Fashion: Following the Coolest Trends

- ... For example, shorts fit best in the summer and spring. Leggings would fit best in the fall and winter. There are many types of leggings. Multicolored leggings are like printed, with flowers and any other kind of design. One strange fact about jeans is that it even has a birthday it’s on May 20th. Skinny pants and sweatpants are in fashion right now, as you can see I wear skinny jeans almost everyday. Pajamas are the softest, don’t you agree. In my opinion pajamas are the best type of pants to wear....   [tags: change, style, clothing, accessories, shoes]

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School Uniforms Should Not Be Banned

- ... According to academician Tony Volk, an expert on bullying, there is no evidence in bullying that supports contraction in violence due to school dress codes. Although everyone is wearing the same thing, it does not mean that people behave and act differently just because of what they wear (Top 10 Reasons School Uniforms Should be Banned). Bullies can always come up with what to say to certain people just to make them feel bad and not worth. Wearing a dress code does not change a person 's way of thinking and it does not affect a person 's behavior no matter if it is good or bad....   [tags: Dress code, School uniform, Education, Uniforms]

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The Complete Persepolis By Marjane Satrapi

- ... The first picture on page six shows young Marji half-veiled, half-unveiled, with the caption “I really didn’t know what to think of the veil. Deep down I was very religious but as a family we were very modern and avant-garde” (Satrapi, 6). It is probable that many other young women faced similar dilemmas to Marji’s was at this point. They believed in the religion, but at the same time they wanted to be modern and resist their oppressive government. In his essay, Zeiny explains that throughout Iranian history, women have been first forced to wear the veil....   [tags: Iran, Marjane Satrapi, History of Iran, Veil]

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Why School Uniforms Should Be Banned

- Some schools around the United States require their students to wear uniforms to school. These schools have many different reasons and requirements for the students wearing uniforms. While there are many pros and cons to students wearing uniforms, people have many different opinions on school uniforms. Wearing school uniforms can help to keep students focused, help form unity in the school, and decrease bullying. While there are many pros to school uniforms, there are also a few cons to wearing them....   [tags: Clothing, Education, Dress code]

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The Importance of Wearing a Face Masks during a Hockey Game

- Imagine that you are a hockey player and are skating down the ice without a visor on your helmet, and suddenly a player from the other team shoots the puck and it hits you in the eye traveling at 70-90 miles per hour. Your face is covered in blood and you can’t see to skate off the ice. As the athletic trainer cleans the blood up you wonder if you will ever be able to see again. After a trip to the doctor you learn that you will have cloudy vision in that eye for the rest of your life and will never be able to play hockey again....   [tags: hockey players, hockey helmet, nhl]

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The Issues of Dress Codes in Schools

- Most schools today, having a rule that students must wear uniform. In certain schools, uniform liability has become part of school discipline and strictly implemented, ranging from the provision of forms, materials, attributes wears, even including how to purchase. Just as events in several countries, the provision of school uniform presence is always inviting pros and cons. On the one hand, there are agreed and on the other hand, are not a few who saw no need for school uniforms, of course, with their respective arguments....   [tags: uniforms, policy, inappropriate dressing]

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Debate ofver the Dress Code of Students

- Schools have recently found themselves in a debate over the dress code of students. Every year there are more and more schools requiring that their students wear a uniform instead of regular clothing. School officials are finding that allowing students to wear what they want is causing distractions as well as conflict. In addition to educators concerns some parents are finding that the cost of back to school clothing is becoming too expensive. All schools should require students to wear a uniform because they are less expensive and cause less conflict and distraction among students....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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