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The Influence of Black Slave Culture on Early America
The Influence of Black Slave Culture on Early America
The Influence of Black Slave Culture on Early America The Black slaves of colonial America brought their own culture from Africa to the new land. Despite their persecution, the slave culture has contributed greatly to the development of America's own music, dance, art, and clothing. Music It is understandable that when Africans were torn from their homes and families, lashed into submission , and forced into lifelong slave labor, they would be, on the most part, resentful and angry. Various f
Langston HughesLangston Hughes was born on February 1 1902 in Joplin M
Langston HughesLangston Hughes was born on February 1 1902 in Joplin M
Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. His father was James Nathaniel and his mother was Carrie Mercer Langston Hughes. His grandfather was Charles Langston, an Ohio abolitionist. As a young boy he lived in Buffalo, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, Lawrence, Kansas, Mexico City, Topeka, Kansas, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Kansas City, Kansas. In 1914 his parents divorced and he, his mother, and his stepfather moved to Lincoln, Illinois. In high school bac
HERMAN MELVILLE
HERMAN MELVILLE
HERMAN MELVILLE: A BIOGRAPHY AND ANALYSIS Ì English III Jon Clausen Saturday, March 15, 1997 Leave this page blank CONTENTS PREFACE, OR ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ii I. INTRODUCTION 1 II. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 1 n III. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 2 n IV. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 3 n V. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 4 n VI. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 5 n APPENDIX n SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY n LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 1. Illustration 1 n 2. Illustration 2 n 3. Illustration 3 n 4. Illustration 4 n 5. Illustratio
SURREALISM AND TS ELIOT
SURREALISM AND TS ELIOT
SURREALISM AND T.S. ELIOT Surrealism is a dangerous word to use about the poet, playwright and critic T.S. Eliot, and certainly with his first major work, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock . Eliot wrote the poem, after all, years before Andre Breton and his compatriots began defining and practicing surrealism proper. Andre Breton published his first Manifesto of Surrealism in 1924, seven years after Eliot's publication of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. It was this manifesto whic
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition Canadians throughout their history have been concerned over the status of their national literature. One of the major problems facing early Canadian writers was that the language and poetic conventions that they had inherited from the Old World were inadequate for the new scenery and conditions in which they now found themselves. Writers such as Susanna Moodie, Samuel Hearne, and Oliver Goldsmith were what I would consider Immigrant authors. Eve
Herbert George Wells
Herbert George Wells
Herbert George Wells Herbert George Wells was one of the world’s most talented writers. He was able to write in many styles, whether it be science-fiction or nonfiction. Although talented in many areas and genres of the literary world, it is for his contribution to the realm of science-fiction that he will always be remembered. H. G. Wells is known as The Shakespeare of Science-Fiction. He is one of the writers that gave credibility to a rising new genre of science-fiction, or Scientific Roma
Lesbian Poetry
Lesbian Poetry
Lesbian Poetry Since the beginning of time writers have expressed their deepest thoughts and desires through poetry. In poetry, writers have found that they can express a thought, a memory, a person, a landscape, etc. More often authors write about love, both physical and mental. Found in this genre of love is intimate imagery, suggestive language, and exotic fanticies. Most published love poems express love relationships between men and women but what most anthologies and collections leave out
Q If the book did not evoke any past memories or associations do you c
Q If the book did not evoke any past memories or associations do you c
Q: If the book did not evoke any past memories or associations, do you consider it literature? Based on which other criteria? I. I did not make a very clear connection with the text at all during my reading of it. Rosenblat said The readers attention to the text activates certain elements in his past experience-external reference, internal response-that have become linked with the verbal symbols. This rang true to me for, as I was plodding through the text, I saw a well crafted story with imp
The Function of Profanity in Modern English
The Function of Profanity in Modern English
The Function of Profanity in Modern English I.B. Extended Essay Fall, 1996 Table Of Contents . Chapter 1- Introduction and Clarification Chapter 2- Everyday Usage of Profanity Chapter 3- How Profanity Offends Chapter 4- A Look at the Literal Meanings and Taboo Chapter 5- Phatic and Emotive Language Chapter 6- The Employment of Substitutes Chapter 7- A Brief Historical Perspective Chapter 8- The Use of Profanity in the Media Chapter 9- Conclusions Bibliography The Function of Profanity in Modern
The Unholy Crusade
The Unholy Crusade
The Unholy Crusade Religion is a canopy under which American culture and society thrives. Its extension reaches the boundaries of such cultural mainstreams as movies, television, and music. Oliver Stone's 1986 war film Platoon is an example of the religious subtleties and overtones that appear in various American genres. Stone not only uses religious themes to portray the Vietnam War, but manipulates the war to show the decadence of American society. Throughout history, man has traveled the wor
March 14 1996
March 14 1996
March 14, 1996 MWF 1:00 PM The Tragedy Within A Romance In 1623, the complete works of Shakespeare were published in the First Folio. Within this Folio were the works of Shakespeare categorized by their genre. There were tragedies, histories, comedies, and the final four were romances. Prior to this time, romance was not a widespread genre in anyone¹s writings. We can see by means of the ³genealogy² of writing, that the romance we know today was created through the combination of the Greek nove
Punk Rawk What is it
Punk Rawk What is it
Punk Rawk! What is it? Right now a bored teenager is listening to a Punk Rock album not really caring that the founding fathers (and mothers) of Punk are probably polishing their Rock n Roll Hall of Fame awards and then placing them carefully on the shelf of the bungalow in a retirement village. Youth, music, and rebellion have always been what Rock 'n' roll was based on. Taking those basics and making the music ten times faster, and the youth ten times more rebellious, and one gets Punk. What d
International Music Tour
International Music Tour
International Music Tour Summary The aim of this project was to produce a project plan for an international music tour spanning over six destinations. As a result a report has been compiled planning the project in detail, consisting of several elements. The proposed project was divided into several key elements that where completed by individual members of the project team. The project consisted of the following elements; Project description: Included detailed specifications and aims for the pro
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman 1. Describe examples of some of the more non-realistic elements of the scenery? In what ways has the designer flirted with fantasy, expressionism, surrealism, or other elements of twentieth century non-realistic art? I think that play is grounded in realism, is a kind of epitome of the real world, but it also contains elements of expressionism of twentieth century non realistic art, specifically when it depicts the portrays of Willy Loman’s mind and his emotions. The surreal
Chaucer The Canterbury TalesIn April Geoffrey Chaucer at the Tabard In
Chaucer The Canterbury TalesIn April Geoffrey Chaucer at the Tabard In
Chaucer The Canterbury Tales[In April Geoffrey Chaucer at the Tabard Inn in Southwerk, across the Thames from London, joins a group of pilgrims on their way to the Shrine of Thomas à Becket in Canterbury. He describes almost all of the nine and twenty pilgrims in this company, each of whom practices a different trade (often dishonestly). The Host of the Tabard, Harry Bailey, proposes that he join them as a guide and that each of the pilgrims should tell tales (two on the outward journey, two on
MEDIA COURSEWORK
MEDIA COURSEWORK
MEDIA COURSEWORK Film is an integral part of today’s society and as such has developed clear patterns in terms of audience expectation. Audiences watch many different genres such as Horror, Sci-fi, Horror Sci-fi, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller, Comedy and many more. Audiences of the horror genre expect the pattern of spooky non-diegetic music, distorted camera angles to change the audience’s view of the world there is often a dark, dingy, sinister setting as well. In the sci-fi genre you ex
READING SKILLS IN THE CLASSROOM
READING SKILLS IN THE CLASSROOM
READING SKILLS IN THE CLASSROOM It is not easy to give the best definition of literature; even literary theorists and critics have difficulty in defining it. According to Icoz, literature is language in use and so it is not separable from language. But, in her opinion, literature also involves more than language because meanings go beyond it, and the appreciation and enjoyment of reading requires the development of more than just linguistic capacities. She also claims that a basic understanding
Romanticism
Romanticism
Romanticism The word ‘Romanticism’ has many meanings to it. Most commonly, it refers to a major period of movement in literature and poetry. According to the Norton Anthology of English Literature, this period lasted from “1785 to 1830” (1). This new type of writing, Romanticism, became known in many European countries, as well as, the United States. Most scholars would associate Romanticism with British literature more than any other. Some of the major British writers of the Romanticism period
Semiotics Language and Culture
Semiotics Language and Culture
Semiotics: Language and Culture Linguistic and Cultural Semiotics is a branch of communication theory that investigates sign systems and the modes of representation that humans use to convey feelings, thoughts, ideas, and ideologies. Semiotic analysis is rarely considered a field of study in its own right, but is used in a broad range of disciplines, including art, literature, anthropology, sociology, and the mass media. Semiotic analysis looks for the cultural and psychological patterns that un
Studying Drama
Studying Drama
Studying Drama Semester: WS 2003/2004 Abgabetermin: 8. Dezember 2003 Summary of Michael Patterson`s: “Studying Drama” The text „Studying Drama“ written by Michael Patterson deals with the question how drama as a literary genre really works and with its development from its origins in Ancient Greece till nowadays. At the beginning of the text Patterson exemplifies the general characteristics of a play. In a play environment and setting are not described directly to the reader like in a novel thos
Comparison of Molieres Mariane
Comparison of Molieres Mariane
Comparison of Moliere’s Mariane And Shakespeare’s Juliet English 121 M Response #1 January 23, 2004 “Spare me, I beg you; and let me end the tale.” (Mariane, Act IV, III). The connection between Moliere’s character of Mariane in his comedy “Tartuffe” and Shakespeare’s Juliet in his romantic tragedy “Romeo and Juliet” is an obvious one. They are both young girls, caught up in the grip of young love, and desperate for an escape from parental confinement. Even though the genres of each story are ve
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights Plot Overview In the late winter months of 1801, a man named Lockwood rents a manor house called Thrushcross Grange in the isolated moor country of England. Here, he meets his dour landlord, Heathcliff, a wealthy man who lives in the ancient manor of Wuthering Heights, four miles away from the Grange. In this wild, stormy countryside, Lockwood asks his housekeeper, Nelly Dean, to tell him the story of Heathcliff and the strange denizens of Wuthering Heights. Nelly consents, and
Behind Enemy Lines
Behind Enemy Lines
Behind Enemy Lines Hist. 17B 1 Starring: Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman Director: John Moore Rated: PG-13 Run Times: 105 minutes Release Date: November 2001 Genres: Action, Suspense, War Behind Enemy Lines takes place sometime in the mid ‘90s, at around the time when the different factions engaged in war within the borders of the former Yugoslavia the Bosnians, Serbs, and Croats had all agreed to a ceasefire brokered by the United States. NATO, under command of European commanders, were in charge of
Spain 1263
Spain 1263
Spain 1263 “The Jews furnish our viziers, chancellors and most of our officers of our army and we simply cannot do it without them.” This was answered by Alfonso VI in response to Pope Gregory VII”s complaints about rising Jewish prominence in Spain (Sachar, 1994). By the middle of the eighth century, the eastern half of the Byzantine Empire, Persia, North Africa, and the southern Iberian Peninsula, were ruled by the Moslem caliphs. Because of their love for science and the spread of knowledge,
Compare and Contrast Essay
Compare and Contrast Essay
Compare and Contrast Essay 5/11/04 Compare and Contrast Essay. No one agrees exactly, about how music should make one feel. Some use music to kill time while they travel to work, others base their morals and values on it. Some follow a musical icon like they were a spiritual leader, while others never even know who they are listening to. There are two types of music listeners, those who listen for entertainment, and those who listen for enlightenment. It seems odd that people could like one thin
Franz Liszt Johannes Brahms
Franz Liszt Johannes Brahms
Franz Liszt Johannes Brahms Many composers have achieved greatness in the music world, but two in particular are very unique. Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms have stood the test of time as outstanding composers in many similar and different ways, in both their music and their lives. In each musician’s life, the music is not the only important aspect of his or her creation. Many composers and performers create music that is inspired by their lifestyles or past events, even the regions in which th
Japanese Animation
Japanese Animation
Japanese Animation Exactly what is Japanese Animation? There is a century worth of story behind this word, yet it is not well known. The short term for Japanese Animation is anime , which is French. In America, cartoons have a connotation of children‘s only, whereas in Japan this is not so due to a different development in its history. Animes are highly regarded and they are not considered to be just cartoons by many of its viewers. While America considers animation to be a single category, Jap
Panama
Panama
Panama Spanish 2, 2nd Period October 20, 2000 Panama is located on the strip of land that connects North and South America and is a republic of Central America. Its position between two continents and separating two oceans has played a role on Panama’s people and history. The Panama Canal, completed in 1914, represented a great engineering achievement. But a controversial treaty gave the United States control over the canal and important segments of Panama's territory and economy. This prevented
Panama
Panama
Panama Spanish 2, 2nd Period October 20, 2000 Panama is located on the strip of land that connects North and South America and is a republic of Central America. Its position between two continents and separating two oceans has played a role on Panama’s people and history. The Panama Canal, completed in 1914, represented a great engineering achievement. But a controversial treaty gave the United States control over the canal and important segments of Panama's territory and economy. This prevented
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet A Discourse on Tragedy [English 9 PIB] [02.26.2000] What is a tragedy? In modern times, tragedies are very rare, but centuries before, in the 1500s, tragedies were a common genre; and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare was a common tragedy. During the 1500s, a great era of learning, creativity, and imagination swept over Europe. It was known as the Enlightenment Era. William Shakespeare grew up in this period of imagination, and through the freedom and romanticism of this e
Miles Davis and the Jazz Age
Miles Davis and the Jazz Age
Miles Davis and the Jazz Age Jazz History and Literature 22 April 2004 One of the most popular jazz musicians of all time is Miles Davis. Davis brought many new sounds and sights to the world of jazz. In his time, he had influence as an innovative bandleader, as well as a composer. Davis's pure sound was a major part of his unparalleled success. Miles Davis was born on May 26, 1926. He spent his childhood years in East St. Louis. His father was tough, but seemed to have Miles' best interests in
SONY ENTERTAINMENT
SONY ENTERTAINMENT
SONY ENTERTAINMENT 4-12-04 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. • Howard Stringer, CEO • Located in New York, NY • Sales for fiscal year 2003: $5.3 billion • Produces, manufactures, distributes and markets recorded music and entertainment in a wide range of formats, including video, CD, DVD, MD, Super Audio CD and via the Internet • Comprised of three divisions: Sony Music (domestic U.S.) Sony Music International (all countries outside of the U.S. and Japan) Sony Classical (the worldwide classical musi
Cuba
Cuba
Cuba Cuba from 1959 through the late 1980s, it accomplished its major goals: sovereignty and independence, equalizing income and fostering social justice. Thanks to the revolution, Cuba was transformed from an informal United States colony through 1958, into a proud nation. In the 1970s and 80s, Cuban troops fought battles in Angola that changed the history of southern Africa.For forty plus years Cuban artists of all genres, athletes, doctors and scientists became world-renowned. The revolution
Video Games and Their Psychological Effects
Video Games and Their Psychological Effects
Video Games and Their Psychological Effects Each week people throughout the world spend millions of hours playing video games. Is this part of the problem with society today, or is it a new and positive form of entertainment? Since the early 1980’s people have been questioning the negative side effects of video games. Extremists are shouting that it is corrupting children by teaching violence. They have a good point when looking at notoriously violent games like Grand Theft Auto. On the other ha
THE ROLE OF TRADITION IN PEOPLES LIVES
THE ROLE OF TRADITION IN PEOPLES LIVES
THE ROLE OF TRADITION IN PEOPLE’S LIVES Different people have different views on tradition. Some people regard tradition as a phenomenon that plays an important role in their lives. On the other hand, there are those who do not see any significance role of tradition in life. In my point of view, I don’t think tradition has something to offer in our lives. In this essay I’m going to discuss both the positive and the negative aspects of tradition. In a positive manner, tradition creates unity amon
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle A Critical Postmodern The
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle A Critical Postmodern The
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle: A Critical Postmodern Theory of Public Administration April 12, 2001; Revised April 30, 2001 Pre-publication draft of article published in: Administrative Theory Praxis, Vol 23 (3): 431-458. Abstract I propose a critical postmodern application of Debord’s Spectacle and the carnivalesque of Bakhtin to the theatrics I see happening in city streets, on college campuses, and Internet resisting the new globalized economy. In the past decade pubic administ
The Tell Tale Heart
The Tell Tale Heart
The Tell Tale Heart Edgar Allan Poe, whose personal torment so powerfully informed his visionary prose and poetry, is a towering figure in the history of American literature. A Virginia gentleman and the son of itinerant actors, the heir to great fortune and a disinherited outcast, a university man who had failed to graduate, a soldier brought out of the army, a husband with an unapproachable child-bride, a brilliant editor and low salaried hack, a world renowned but impoverish author, a tempera
The Ideals Of Instrumental Music
The Ideals Of Instrumental Music
The Ideals Of Instrumental Music At one point in the study of the Romantic period of music, we come upon the first of several apparently opposing conditions that plague all attempts to grasp the meaning of Romantic as applied to the music of the 19th century. This opposition involved the relation between music and words. If instrumental music is the perfect Romantic art, why is it acknowledged that the great masters of the symphony, the highest form of instrumental music, were not Romantic compo
As a technology it is called multimedia As a revolution it is the sum
As a technology it is called multimedia As a revolution it is the sum
As a technology, it is called multimedia. As a revolution, it is the sum of many revolutions wrapped into one: A revolution in communication that combines the audio visual power of television, the publishing power of the printing press, and the interactive power of the computer. Multimedia is the convergence of these different professions, once thought independent of one another, coming together to form a new technological approach to the way information and ideas are shared. What will society l
America holds a rich artistic background expressively reflecting the
America holds a rich artistic background expressively reflecting the
America holds a rich artistic background, expressively reflecting the circumstances and times of their place. Of these creative endeavors, the most cultural and uniquely American musical tradition is that of the art of Jazz. Jazz musicians are able to express themselves musically and expressively by telling a story, idea, or feeling through the infusion of complex rhythm and musical interface, which often comes so effortlessly and naturally to these musicians. Their instrument provided a voice
It started by way of messengers and scribes evolved through
It started by way of messengers and scribes evolved through
It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is the most powerful source of information we have, a
Demystifying The A-Team Formula
Demystifying The A-Team Formula
Demystifying The A-Team Formula: an Examination of Character Personalities and Old Genres In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team. Most everyone who has been watch
Ost movies these days have more than their fair share of special effec
Ost movies these days have more than their fair share of special effec
M ost movies these days have more than their fair share of special effects — eye candy — so as to keep the viewer entranced. This has become possible due to the many advances in computers. Computers allow directors and producers to actually see their visions come to fruition in the films that they make. Now, most movie genres cannot have extraordinary images incorporated into them easily. Story and character developments are critical in a drama or comedy, but in a science fiction film, not only
An Army A Navy and Ebonics
An Army A Navy and Ebonics
An Army, A Navy, and Ebonics CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. The Ebonics controversy 2.1 Declaration of a separate language 2.2 Bilingual education funding 2.3 Classroom teaching and Ebonics 2.4 Summary and comment 3. Afro-American languages and dialects 3.1 Black English: the creolist position 3.2 Black English: the dialectologist position 3.3 Toward a synthesis 3.4 On the issue of African influence 3.5 Summary and comment 4. Language, identity, and politics 4.1 Obtaining linguistic recognition 4.
The Sound of Rock
The Sound of Rock
The Sound of Rock The first Marshall guitar amplifier Thoughts of music stir emotion from the depths of our being. The impact of music is both universal and omnipotent. There is not an era in the history of man where music is not present. Poets, painters, and even political theorists use musical terms such as harmony and rhythm to describe their world. This impact signifies music's importance to man. Each era of history, each stage of man, has its own musical ideas and methods. In modern ti
Robert Altman created a movie that went against genre mocked Hollywood
Robert Altman created a movie that went against genre mocked Hollywood
Robert Altman created a movie that went against genre, mocked Hollywood, and gave insight on people’s perception of Indians. Buffalo Bill and the Indians or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson was made for the bicentennial. It is a story about a cowboy and Indian show that starred Bill Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill. Cody is a culture icon in this movie, with examples present throughout the film. The story takes a turn when the show is able to hire Sitting Bull as one of the entertainers. But the
Film Noir
Film Noir
Film Noir Adam Rehrig Mr. Gardner TV 151 Term Paper It is world of dark rooms with light slicing through venetian blinds, alleys cluttered with garbage, abandoned warehouses where dust hangs in the air, rain-slickened streets with water still running in the gutters, dark detective officers overlooking busy streets. These are the qualities that makes film noir a perfect blend of form and content, where the desperation and hopelessness of situations is reflected in the visual style, which drenches
Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes Robin Yamaguchi Math 13 March 21, 1999 In the recent hit movie The Net, the character played by Sandra Bullock has her identity erased. Everyone doubted her existence. This was not, however, the first time someone's existence was questioned. In the early 17th century a philosopher, who is named Descartes, questioned his own existence. His life was dedicated to the founding of a philosophical and mathematical system in which all sciences were coherent. Descartes was born in 1596 in
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN History 106 Ludwig Van Beethoven was, with out a doubt, one of, if not the greatest musical geniuses that has ever lived. Music historians have written countless books about him as a composer and musician. This paper will not be based on Beethoven’s music, even though it will be mentioned from time to time. I give a brief history of his early life, the Vienna years, his nephew Karl years, Later, some of his beliefs and some of his works they affected. Ludwig Van Beethoven wa
Feminism
Feminism
Feminism Even in today's growing world of feminism, young girls, as well as grown women, are being taught by the media to organize their lives around men. Their needs, expectations, work schedules, ideas, and interests become second to the men in their lives. All too often the media associates power and status to men, only to strengthen the barriers between the male and female genders. Take for example Hollywood, where women get only about a third of all movie and TV roles, and last year earned