Words in bold within the text indicate terms cross-referenced to other articles in the book Abstract Expressionism A form of art in which the artist expresses himself purely through the use of form and colour. It is non-representational, or non-objective, art, which means that there are no concrete objects represented.
The Nemean lion was a vicious monster, eventually killed by Heracles, but his fur was impervious to mortals' weapons Vocabulary Leonine head - Describing Druse's father, it means resembling a lion Carbine - A light automatic rifle Pommel of the saddle - The upward curving or projecting part of a saddle in front of the rider.
Bivouac in the valley - A temporary camp without tents or cover. Foeman - An enemy in war. Union soldiers waiting to fight at the Rappahannock River, Historical Context Bierce characteristically offers so much detail and descriptions in his Civil War stories, he brings to life the specific battles, strategies, and personalizes the soldiers' experiences both on and off the battlefield, particularly the moral choices war time presents.
To better understand the historic context of this story, it's helpful to review the Civil War battles fought in Western Virginia.
The setting may be near Grafton where Druse told his father the Union regiment had arrived and Philippi where both armies led their brigades: Morris US and Col. The Union mounted a two-prong advance, surprising a small Confederate occupation force at Philippi before dawn on June 3, Though it resulted in only 30 casualties, it was considered the first major land action in the Eastern Theater.
Was it really an act of "treason" for Virginians to enlist in the Union rather than Confederate forces? No, the counties that today comprise West Virginia were mostly Union controlled, from which roughly 32, Virginians served in the Union army.
The vast majority of eligible Virginiansserved the Confederates. The enlistment rate in Confederate Virginia was 89 percent, more men than from any other state in the Confederacy. Is it true that a soldier who falls asleep at his post can be executed?
Yes, a Union soldier, William Scott, "The Sleeping Sentinel" was court-martialed and sentenced to be executed for sleeping on duty in Lincoln agreed to his pardon, extending mercy to the criminal. The duty of a sentinel is of such a nature, that its neglect by sleeping upon or deserting his post may endanger the safety of a command, or even of the whole army, and all nations affix to the offence the penalty of death.
Quotes Explain what the following quotes mean and how they relate to the story: It would be better not to disturb her. On a colossal pedestal, the cliff,--motionless at the extreme edge of the capping rock and sharply outlined against the sky,--was an equestrian statue of impressive dignity.
The figure of the man sat the figure of the horse, straight and soldierly, but with the repose of a Grecian god carved in the marble which limits the suggestion of activity.
I order you to report. Was there anybody on the horse?
Ambrose Bierce was one of the only major author to see combat during the Civil War. He served in the Ninth Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. What evidence can you provide that "he knows what he is talking about" in his telling of the story?
Identify Bierce's uses of foreshadowing and how it creates tension and anticipation for his reader. Describe Bierce's literary devices and writing style in describing the rider Section II, fourth paragraph.
What facts does he disclose? What does he withhold that we discover only at the end of the story? Explain the metaphor in which he compares the rider to "a noble work of art. What examples of military etiquette or rules of conduct are described in the story?
Why are these important? Discuss the recurring theme of betrayal throughout the story and provide examples. Based on the evidence Bierce provides and doesn'tdo you think Druse's father was an officer or civilian?Summary Concerning the activities of Charles Mott, and George Coode () and, particularly, the Haydock Lodge Lunatic Asylum opened in Lancashire, England in Both men were officers of the Poor Law Commission established under the Poor Law Amendment Act (4 + 5 Will 4, c), otherwise known as the "New Poor Law".
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