The Burial of a White Hat at Sea: A Tradition of Honor and Support

2 pages | 530 words

The burial of a White Hat at sea is a long-standing naval tradition that has much meaning for the family and friends of a fallen Navy E-6 First Class Petty Officer. The burning of the White Hat is a way for the family and friends to release their loved one and to let go of their pain. This tradition is also a way for the Navy to show their support for the family and friends of the deceased.

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The Father-Son Relationship in Poetry: “My Papa’s Waltz” and “Those Winter Sundays”

6 pages | 1420 words

This essay looks at two poems about the complicated relationship between fathers and sons. "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke depicts a young boy's ambiguous feelings towards his father, while "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden portrays a son's newfound appreciation for his father's sacrifices.