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Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome Roman games were much like Greek games, but there was more physical contact sports such as Gladiator combats, man against beast, and water battles. Chariot races were the same as the Greek chariot races. Rome had many different types of chariots. Biage were chariots pulled by two horses, and quadrigae chariots were pulled by four horses. Each race had 12 chariots going on one track at once. The racers would take 7 laps around the arena which would be a total of 5 miles long. Teams
Popular Music
Popular Music
Popular Music Popular music is: music that is enjoyed by the largest possible audience. It includes country music, folk music, rhythm and blues ( R & B), musical comedy, jazz, marches, rock n' roll, and ragtime. Popular music is primarily listened to by young people. In his book, Sound Effects, Simon Frith said that popular music has been about growing up, and that it has been like this since the beginning of the century.1 However, the popular music industry is based largely on the sale of re
There Will Come Soft Rains
There Will Come Soft Rains
There Will Come Soft Rains There Will Come Soft Rains was written by Sara Teasdale as part of one of her works, Collected Poems. It is a lyrical poem that deals with the subsistence of mankind and nature together. It also deals with the serene beauty and existence of nature itself. Throughout the poem, Sara Teasdale emphasizes the existence of mankind and nature in two different worlds, yet the two worlds are also still one in the same. There Will Come Soft Rains has both a literal and figurati
By looking at a poem which has a specific form for example the sonnet
By looking at a poem which has a specific form for example the sonnet
By looking at a poem which has a specific form, for example the sonnet, consider to what extent its particular techniques enhance its meaning. The parting by Michael Drayton is a sonnet. It is a poem about the break up of the relationship between the author and his partner. I feel that the meaning of the poem is greatly enhanced by its form, and for a variety of reasons. Firstly, because the sonnet is a very strict form, the author has to be very careful in constructing his poem, to ensure that
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories set within a framing story of a pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, the shrine of Saint Thomas ŕ Becket. The poet joins a band of pilgrims, vividly described in the General Prologue, who assemble at the Tabard Inn outside London for the journey to Canterbury. Ranging in status from a Knight to a humble Plowman, they are a microcosm of 14th- century English society. The Host proposes a storytelling contest to pass the time; eac
Dickinson vs Whitman
Dickinson vs Whitman
Dickinson vs. Whitman After receiving five years of schooling, Walt Whitman spent four years learning the printing trade; Emily Dickinson returned home after receiving schooling to be with her family and never really had a job. Walt Whitman spent most of his time observing people and New York City. Dickinson rarely left her house and she didn’t associate with many people other than her family. In this essay I will be comparing Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. Emily Dickinson's life differs gre
John S Ward
John S Ward
John S. Ward Dr. Larry Brunner English Composition II November 2, 1994 Dying Young A. E. Housman's To an Athlete Dying Young, also known as Lyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or youth are really quite lucky. The first few readings of To an Athlete Dying Young provides the reader with an unders
Outline
Outline
Outline I.Introduction A.Cummings’ life B.Introduction to Cummings’ ideogram form C.5 Poems being analyzed D.Thesis Statement: Cummings utilizes unique syntax in these poems in order to convey messages visually as well as verbally. II.Poem analyses A.l(a 1.Theme - not sadness or loneliness, but oneness 2.Syntax a.instances of ‘1’ in the poem b.shape of a poem representing leaf falling 3.Images - one and oneness B.mortals) 1.Theme a.‘eachness’ b.‘climbi’ and ‘begi’ 2.Syntax a.open ing b.of sp
Lucifer in the Spotlight
Lucifer in the Spotlight
Lucifer in the Spotlight Examining a poem in detail can bring out new meanings and ideas. By careful analysis, the full beauty of the poem can be appreciated. The poem Lucifer in Starlight (p. 959), by George Meredith, can be analyzed to refine the authors purpose, by examining every subtle hint, every possibility, for a deeper theme. Also, deciphering formal literary techniques such as metaphor, connotation, and symbolism is the key to unlock other expressions. The main theme of the poem i
Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman Walt Whitman, a famous American poet, was born on May 31, 1819 in the West Hills of Long Island, New York. His mother’s name was Loisia Van Velsor, of Dutch descent., and amazingly could not read very well, if at all. His dad was an English carpenter who probably could not read his son’s poetry. His parent’s family consisted of nine children, four of whom had disabilities. His start in literature came when, at the age of 12, he was withdrawn from school to work as a printer. At thi
Dickinson Emily Elizabeth 1830-1886 Americas best-known female poet an
Dickinson Emily Elizabeth 1830-1886 Americas best-known female poet an
Dickinson, Emily Elizabeth (1830-1886), America’s best-known female poet and one of the foremost authors in American literature. Dickinson’s simply constructed yet intensely felt, acutely intellectual writings take as their subject issues vital to humanity: the agonies and ecstasies of love, sexuality, the unfathomable nature of death, the horrors of war, God and religious belief, the importance of humor, and musings on the significance of literature, music, and art. Life Born in Amherst, Massa
New Zealand first appeared about 140 million years ago during the Meso
New Zealand first appeared about 140 million years ago during the Meso
New Zealand first appeared about 140 million years ago, during the Mesozoic Era. This landmass gradually eroded until about 80 million years ago, when sea floor spreading started and the Tasmanian sea formed. However, it wasn't until 10,000 years ago when the land formed the shape, as we now know it. The oldest rocks in New Zealand are approximately six-hundred and eighty million years old. These rocks were found on the west coast of the South Island. Although, at one point in its history, New
IMAGERY
IMAGERY
IMAGERY The term imagery has various applications. Generally, imagery includes all kinds of sense perception (not just visual pictures). In a more limited application, the term describes visible objects only. But the term is perhaps most commonly used to describe figurative language, which is as a theme in literature. An example is animal imagery in Othello When Iago tortures Othello with animal images of his wife's supposed infidelity, were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys… (3.3.403
Interview with William Shakespeare
Interview with William Shakespeare
Interview with William Shakespeare 24 February 2004 Q: Why does the play start with the three witches? A: I begin the play with thunder and lightening on a moor (or heath). I wanted to catch my audiences attention and set the mood of the play. To my audiences, a moor or heath would represent a wild, lonely and frightening place, especially in foul weather. My audience believes in God and the Devil, and in Heaven and Hell as real places. They also believe in evil spirits, in possession of evil sp
Poem Comparison
Poem Comparison
Poem Comparison Compare and contrast two shorter Frost poems in relation to: · Poetic themes · Poetic form and techniques · Frost’s diction Neither Out Far nor In Deep and There Are Roughly Zones are two of Frost’s shorter poems that use different styles and techniques to look at similar themes. The former is something of a social commentary, focusing on conformity and man’s isolation from nature, while the latter is a narrative looking at man’s limits and lack of power over nature. Neither Out
A POISON TREE
A POISON TREE
A POISON TREE Human beings, along with the ability to reason and question, possess the capacity to hate, and yet also to forgive. Unfortunately, forgiving someone is not always as easy as holding a grudge against them and this lack of control over one’s actions is inherent to human nature. In “A poison tree”, William Blake critically discusses these two opposing forces, uncovering the inherent weakness in humans, and the effects of these innate flaws. Through the use of extended metaphors and vi
Music Of The Alaskan EskimosChapter 18
Music Of The Alaskan EskimosChapter 18
Music Of The Alaskan EskimosChapter 18 Non-Western Music Outline Intro: -Each geographical region of Alaska, and each group of people within an area have their own variations and styles. -Eskimo music and performing practices are derivatives of the natural and social environment. I. Appeals to the Spirits: - To ensure success in survival skills, appeals were made to the inua (spirits) of animals or to the spirit of the atmosphere, sila. - These appeals were made primarily through the medium of d
The Intelligence Quotient
The Intelligence Quotient
The Intelligence Quotient: The Contribution of Psychology to Standardized Social Darwinism “It is safe to predict that in the near future intelligence tests will bring tens of thousands of these high-grade defective under the surveillance and protection of society. This will ultimately result in curtailing the reproduction of feeble-mindedness and in the elimination of an enormous amount of crime, pauperism, and industrial inefficiency. It is hardly necessary to emphasize that the high-grade cas
PAUL McCARTNEY SIX FEET UNDER
PAUL McCARTNEY SIX FEET UNDER
PAUL McCARTNEY, SIX FEET UNDER? I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade...he blew his mind out in a car. He didn't notice that the lights had changed.(the Beatles, 1967) These lyrics proved to fans that Paul McCartney had indeed died in a tragic auto accident in late 1966. Some people were skeptical about the explanation, but upon investigating the album covers and the lyrics of the Beatles' songs, the story seems to make sense. Some of the lyrics have to be a twisted
The Pit and the Pendulum is a story about one mans struggle against de
The Pit and the Pendulum is a story about one mans struggle against de
“The Pit and the Pendulum” is a story about one man’s struggle against death (3) and how this battle (4) affects his psyche. Edgar (5) Allan Poe, when writing “The Pit and the Pendulum,”(6) included every macabre detail that life in the dungeon involved. The horror of Poe’s dungeon is the isolation from all things which used to make life worth living. Isolation from all of one’s life is horrible, but the human aspect of this solitude is the worst part;(7) “The sound of the inquisitorial voices
Universidad Autnoma de Nuevo Len
Universidad Autnoma de Nuevo Len
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Facultad de Filosofěa y Letras Colegio de Lingüística Aplicada First Language Acquisition Analysis Lic. Blanca Elizondo Castańo Borrego Julio César Peńa Martínez Alejandro Salazar Pčrez Dahlia Elena Ciudad Universitaria November 18th , 1998 Index Page Introduction Theoretical Frame 6 1. Methodology 9 2. Phonology 10 2.1 Simplification 10 2.1.1 Omission of Final Sound 10 2.1.2 Omission of Unstressed Syllable 10 2.1.3 Omission of Diphthong 11 2.1.4 Reduction of
The medieval traditions shown in the Fall of Man were very apparent in
The medieval traditions shown in the Fall of Man were very apparent in
The medieval traditions shown in the “Fall of Man” were very apparent in Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet. It is not known whether or not Shakespeare ever read the “Fall of Man”, and it does not matter, for the effects and influence of the “Fall of Man” on Shakespeare’s writing is very obvious when the plots of both stories are examined. Both are written in archaic form, as well as with a very strict rhyme scheme. “The Fall of Man” is a tragedy, the same as Hamlet. The reaches of the medieval writing
Marvell's Use of Sound in To His Coy Mistress
Marvell's Use of Sound in To His Coy Mistress
Marvell's Use of Sound in To His Coy Mistress At first glance, Andrew Marvel's poem To His Coy Mistress is a fairly typical carpe diem poem, in which the speaker tells his beloved that they should seize the day and have sex now instead of waiting until they are married. Today, the speaker's speech may seem sexist in its attitude toward women and irresponsible in its attitude toward the coy mistress (the speaker doesn't explain how he would seize the day if the woman became pregnant, for e
The epic poem Beowulf written in Old English by Christian
The epic poem Beowulf written in Old English by Christian
The epic poem Beowulf, written in Old English by Christian monks around 750 AD, is a wonderful adventure story about a warrior who kills ferocious monsters. The use of description and imagery enlivens the story, making it possible for a reader to really see in his or her mind the characters and events. Metaphors, exaggeration, and alliteration are three devices that together allow the reader to experience this poem which is quite different than most other poetry. A metaphor is a figure of speec
Japan
Japan
Japan Within the country of Japan lies many distinct aspects to the ways of human life. Some of these aspects of Japanese life are found only in Japan and others are found elsewhere around the globe. The Japanese people use many different ways of life and put them together to what works best for them. This can be found in all forms within Japan. Japanese culture comes from early contacts with the early civilizations of China and Korea. Influences of ancient China are found in Japanese literatur
Dr Strangelove or How I learned to stop worrying and love the Bomb is
Dr Strangelove or How I learned to stop worrying and love the Bomb is
Dr. Strangelove, or How I learned to stop worrying and love the Bomb is a black comedy about nuclear war. Kubrick's original intention was to make a straight thriller about a possible nuclear accident, and, as is his custmary method, he began researching the topic in earnest -- subscribing to Aviation Week and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, conferring with NATO officials, etc. According to Kubrick: I started our being completely unfamiliar with any of the professional literature in t
William Wordsworth and the Romantics Question One- Analyse the two poe
William Wordsworth and the Romantics Question One- Analyse the two poe
William Wordsworth and the Romantics Question One:- Analyse the two poems, taking into account language use, structure tone, and any other aspects worth commenting on. The Solitary Reaper and Daffodils are both poems by the Englishman William Wordsworth. William Wordsworth was one of the first writers of the era known as the Romantics. The Romantics reshaped writing, poetry and literature in general. The Romantics placed an emphasis on passion, emotion and freedom of the individual. Wordsworth
The Hittites
The Hittites
The Hittites So who exactly are the Hittites you ask? A group of people in the ancient Middle East obviously, but who are they? Who did they worship, and how did they get their food? The answers to the questions were untold until recently when the Hittites were finally recognized as one of the Great Powers of the Middle East much like the Egyptains or the Assyrians at the time. This established group of people created a kingdom in what we now know as Turkey and Syria. This big area of land was
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare THE STORY PROLOGUE The Prologue is in the form of a sonnet, a type of poem that was popular in Elizabethan times. A sonnet has very strict rules: it must have 14 lines, have five accented syllables and five unaccented ones per line, and a consistent pattern of rhyming. NOTE: Throughout the play, we will see that Shakespeare uses different types of poetry to make special moments stand out. The Prologue does three important things: 1) it tells us what events w
Simplicity
Simplicity
Simplicity Troy J. Pierce Egl 102 –Writing II Dr. Greiff Research Assignment - 1 - “Understatement is one of the basic sources of power in English poetry.” (Ciardi 286) The simplicity of Robert Frost’s poetry helps accentuate the underlying messages in his poems. The use of various techniques, such as his effective use of meter, careful choice of words and symbolic metaphors, all contribute to the meaning of Frost’s poems while keeping them simple. Frost’s use of meter, which is the pattern of s
THE NATURE OF POETRY
THE NATURE OF POETRY
THE NATURE OF POETRY Poetry is one of the most ancient and widespread of the arts. Originally fused with music in song, poetry gained independent existence in ancient times-in the Western world, as early as the classical era (6th century to 4th century BC). Where poetry exists apart from music, it has substituted the lost musical rhythms with its own purely linguistic ones. It is this rhythmic use of language that most easily distinguishes poetry from imaginative prose, the other great division
Analysis Of Sea Fever By John Masefield
Analysis Of Sea Fever By John Masefield
Analysis Of Sea Fever By John Masefield John Masefield's poem Sea Fever is a work of art that brings beauty to the English language through its use of rhythm, imagery and many complex figures of speech. The meter in Sea Fever follows the movement of the tall ship in rough water through its use of iambs and hard hitting spondees. Although written primarily in iambic meter, the meter in Sea Fever varies throughout the poem. The imagery in Sea Fever suggests an adventurous ocean that appeals to a
A Critical Examination Of My Lover In White
A Critical Examination Of My Lover In White
A Critical Examination Of My Lover In White After reading My Lover in White, for the first time, I thought of a poem written by Shakespeare that seemed to be in some ways similar in content. The mention of the fair maidens outside the gate and the poet's observation that his love is not with the rest reminds me of Shakespeare's Sonnet CXXX. The poem is about the poets love of a woman that is not the most beautiful in comparison to most fantasy women; she is not perfect, but in his eyes she is al
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night This is a poem about the joy and sadness that comes with the flash of burning life soon blown out with nothing more then a sigh. It focuses on the sadness as those we care for go far too gently into that good night. Of those who left before their time. As this poem was written specifically for Thomas’s dying father it is even more poignant in the emotional weight the words convey. This poem radiates with intensity, in particular, the verse beginning: “wi
Inherit The Wind
Inherit The Wind
Inherit The Wind The Truth about Stanley Kramer’s Inherit the Wind History is consistently used in films as a technique to teach the values and morals of events that occurred. But what’s the point in teaching history through films when they are terribly fictional? In films, the director finds the best scheme to intrigue their audience only by changing the actual event to satisfy their interest. This is true for Stanley Kramer when he made the history of John Scopes and his “monkey trial”
Lsd lysergic Acid Dyethilamide
Lsd lysergic Acid Dyethilamide
Lsd (lysergic Acid Dyethilamide) A Swiss chemist named Dr. Albert Hoffman first produced lysergic acid Diethylmide –or best known as LSD in 1938 (Dye, 1992, p. 2). Hoffman discovered the drug while trying to synthesize a new drug for the treatment of headaches. He obtained the lysergic acid from the parasitic fungus that grows on rye plants known as ergot. From the lysergic acid, he synthesized the compound LSD. He used the compound to test for its pain killing properties on laboratory animals
The Poetry Of E E Cummings
The Poetry Of E E Cummings
The Poetry Of E. E. Cummings The Poetry of E. E. Cummings E. E. Cummings, who was born in 1894 and died in 1962, wrote many poems with unconventional punctuation and capitalization, and unusual line, word, and even letter placements - namely, ideograms. Cummings' most difficult form of prose is probably the ideogram; it is extremely terse and it combines both visual and auditory elements. There may be sounds or characters on the page that cannot be verbalized or cannot convey the same message if
Sound In Poetry
Sound In Poetry
Sound In Poetry Shana Williamson April 7, 2000 English 110B-Frank Essay #2 Sound in Poetry Poems usually begin with words or phrase which appeal more because of their sound than their meaning, and the movement and phrasing of a poem. Every poem has a texture of sound, which is at least as important as the meaning behind the poem. Rhythm, being the regular recurrence of sound, is at the heart of all natural phenomena: the beating of a heart, the lapping of waves against the shore, the croaking of
Neural Networks
Neural Networks
Neural Networks A neural network also known as an artificial neural network provides a unique computing architecture whose potential has only begun to be tapped. They are used to address problems that are intractable or cumbersome with traditional methods. These new computing architectures are radically different from the computers that are widely used today. ANN's are massively parallel systems that rely on dense arrangements of interconnections and surprisingly simple processors (Cr95, Ga93).
Dyslexia
Dyslexia
Dyslexia General information Imagine if my report was written like this: Dyslexia is wehn yuor midn gets wodrs mixde pu. If you were dyslexic, that's how you might read my report. The word dyslexia is derived from the Greek “dys” (meaning poor or inadequate) and “lexis” (word or language). Dyslexia is a learning disability characterized by problems in expressive or receptive, oral or written language. It is characterized by extreme difficulty learning and remembering letters, written or spoken w
Memory
Memory
Memory Memory is the vital tool in learning and thinking . We all use memory in our everyday lives. Think about the first time you ever tied your shoe laces or rode a bike; those are all forms of memory , long term or short. If you do not remember anything from the past , you would never learn; thus unable to process. Without memory you would simply be exposed to new and unfamiliar things . Life would be absent and bare of the richness of it happy or sorrow. Many scientists are still unsure of a
The History Of Jazz
The History Of Jazz
The History Of Jazz The first jazz was played in the early 20th century. The work chants and folk music of black Americans are among the sources of jazz, which reflects the rhythms and expressions of West African song. Ragtime, an Afro-American music that first appeared in the 1890s, was composed for the piano, and each rag is a composition with several themes. The leading ragtime composer was Scott Joplin. The first improvising jazz musician was the cornetist Buddy Bolden, leader of a band in N
The Singing School An American Tradition
The Singing School An American Tradition
The Singing School: An American Tradition The Singing School was an institution that was uniquely American. it was established to serve a dual purpose: the desire to create music and the need for sociability. Generations were taught to read and sing music by itinerant singing masters, who developed characteristic methods and materials of instruction, and distinctive performance practices. Through this institution, many people were given the opportunity to participate in music, either as a singer
The Development of Ancient Systems of Writing in Iraq and Egypt
The Development of Ancient Systems of Writing in Iraq and Egypt
The Development of Ancient Systems of Writing in Iraq and Egypt Ancient systems of writing in the Middle East arose when people needed a method for remembering important information. In both Ancient Iraq and Ancient Egypt each of the stages of writing, from pictograms to ideograms to phonetograms, evolved as a response to the need to express more complex ideas. Satisfaction of this need gave us the two most famous forms of ancient writing, cuneiform from ancient Iraq, and hieroglyphics from anci
Poem Lucifer in the Starlight New Meanings and Ideas
Poem Lucifer in the Starlight New Meanings and Ideas
Poem Lucifer in the Starlight: New Meanings and Ideas Examining a poem in detail can bring out new meanings and ideas. By careful analysis, the full beauty of the poem can be appreciated. The poem Lucifer in Starlight (p. 959), by George Meredith, can be analyzed to refine the authors purpose, by examining every subtle hint, every possibility, for a deeper theme. Also, deciphering formal literary techniques such as metaphor, connotation, and symbolism is the key to unlock other expressions
Influencing Others in Business Environments
Influencing Others in Business Environments
Influencing Others in Business Environments Throughout human civilization, the art of selling ideas or products has been a cornerstone of society. Some people have become masters at this art, yielding themselves and their companies large amounts of profit. Why is it that some people are better at this than others? This paper will take a look at the various aspects of nonverbal communication in selling (or influencing others to buy) and in job interviews by examining in detail the various aspects
Summary of The Canterbury Tales
Summary of The Canterbury Tales
Summary of The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories set within a framing story of a pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, the shrine of Saint Thomas ŕ Becket. The poet joins a band of pilgrims, vividly described in the General Prologue, who assemble at the Tabard Inn outside London for the journey to Canterbury. Ranging in status from a Knight to a humble Plowman, they are a microcosm of 14th- century English society. The Host proposes a storytelling contest to pass the
Housman's To An Athlete Dying Young
Housman's To An Athlete Dying Young
Housman's To An Athlete Dying Young John S. Ward Dr. Larry Brunner A. E. Housman's To an Athlete Dying Young, also known as Lyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or youth are really quite lucky. The first few readings of To an Athlete Dying Young provides the reader with an understanding of Housma
Music of the middle ages
Music of the middle ages
music of the middle ages music of the middle ages: Music has been a great influence in the lives of many people for many years and is constantly changing. Music has been divided into six periods: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Twentieth Century. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Music Movies [Paper Title]: music of the middle ages [Text]: Music has been a great influence in the lives of many people for many years and is const
Aztec Empire
Aztec Empire
Aztec Empire The Aztec Empire History The center of the Aztec civilization was the Valley of Mexico, a huge, oval basin about 7,500 feet above sea level. The Aztecs were formed after the Toltec civilization occurred when hundreds of civilians came towards Lake Texcoco. In the swamplands there was only one piece of land to farm on and it was totally surrounded by more marshes. The Aztec families somehow converted these disadvantages to a mighty empire known as the Aztec Empire. People say the em