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Sex in Prince's Little Red Corvette - 1980’s pop star Prince Rogers Nelson, better known by his pseudonym, ‘Prince’ is a recording artist whose image and songs are perceived as provocative and explicit. Prince’s songs, such as ‘Kiss’, ‘Soft and Wet’ and ‘Head’ were viewed with controversy, as the topic of sex in the 80s was not as openly accepted and direct as it is in present day media. Released in 1983, ‘Little Red Corvette’ was Prince’s first song to make Top 10 charts in the US. It can be argued that the song’s denotation describes an overly sexualized woman whom Prince feels is ruining her life with her promiscuity....   [tags: musician, song]
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Literary Analysis and Comparison of Ulysses and the Sirens and “Siren Song” - Throughout modern history the ancient Greeks and their stories have influenced our culture and way of life. Many of the ancient Greek myths are those of caution that teach us moral lessons. For example, the myth of Odysseus and the sirens, told by Homer in The Odyssey, teaches us to resist the urge to indulge in temptations. Odysseus and his crew are travelling near the island of the sirens when Odysseus plugs the ears of his crewmates with beeswax and has them tie him to the mast so that he can listen to the sirens’ song and not crash their ship onto the rocks as they pass the island....   [tags: ancient Greece, Greeks, culture]
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Sweetheart Of The Song Tra Bong - In the short story, “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong,” by Tim O’Brien, the author shows that no matter what the circumstances were, the people that were exposed to the Vietnam War were affected greatly. A very young girl named Mary Anne Bell was brought by a boyfriend to the war in Vietnam. When she arrived she was a bubbly young girl, and after a few weeks, she was transformed into a hard, mean killer. Mark Fossie decided he was going to sneak his girlfriend onto his base in Vietnam. When she arrived, Rat Kiley described her like this, “A tall big-boned blonde....   [tags: essays research papers] 753 words
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Song Writing of Paul Simon - Paul Simon single-handedly changed the world of song writing. His songwriting is among the best, if not the best, of all time. It changed the life of millions of young teenagers who felt more connected with Simon's introverted style of music rather than with Bob Dylan's protest music. Simon was the first to use poetry as a style of songwriting, which has been a prominent feature of current songwriters. This style started to develop at a young age when Simon teamed up with high school friend, Art Garfunkel....   [tags: Music] 1832 words
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"We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder" - The stories that lock together to make up The Gold Bug Variations are held together by common threads. One of those threads is the art of music. Several of the characters are heavily influenced by the melodies and harmonies that arise from the different scenes. The selection that I chose to dive deeper into and explore the many connections that music has to offer is from Variation III, section heading: "We Are Climbing Jacob's Latter." The particular part that grabbed my interest was the reference to Elvis changing the meaning of "Aura Lee" by releasing his variation of the song titled "Love Me Tender." The section starts by Ressler entering the state of Illinois in 1957....   [tags: Song Analysis] 1338 words
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The use of Metaphors - A metaphor is an influential feature of language. The use of metaphors is apparent in the world as it is used in contexts ranging from everyday conversations to literature to its application to scientific theories. However, achieving a standard understanding of a metaphor's theory or meaning, is difficult. This is because metaphors seems to straddle so many important boundaries: between language and thought, between understanding an individual word and understanding the relation between words, and between rational communication and mere causal association....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Solomon] 2528 words
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Zhang’s Inevitable Choice in the Song Society - Zhang was a scholar in the Zhen-yuan Reign. He fell in love with Ying-ying, the daughter of Cui family, and they started an improper affair secretly. Their relationship was curbed by Neo-Confucian values and conservative social norms in the Song society. After struggling between his desire and the social rules, Zhang eventually submitted to the latter. He gave up his love and abandoned Ying-ying, a decision appreciated by people at that time. However, Zhang’s decision also reflected his unfaithfulness and hypocrisy, and the power of social norms during that period....   [tags: China, History, Love]
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Loss, a Common Theme in Sweetheart of the Song Trabong and Fences - Mark Fossie from the “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong” and Troy Maxson from “Fences” are two different literary characters in two different types of literary work that have many similarities. The “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong” written by Tim O” Brien is a fiction story. “Fences” by August Wilson is a play. Both of these literature works have a theme of loss, whether it is of the character himself or someone the character loves deeply. The loss can be a physical loss of the person through death or a mental loss of the person through a tough breakup that the character brought on himself....   [tags: Hardship, Death, Adversity]
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Literary Devices Used in the Song Wanted, by Hunter Hayes - Songs and poems have a lot of great and powerful words, but sometimes nobody realizes the true meaning of the words. The song, “Wanted,” written by Hunter Hayes and his co-writer, Troy Verges, performed by Hunter Hayes, is about making the one you love feel loved and wanted. This country pop song produced by Dann Huff and Hunter Hayes was released on March 5, 2012. Hunter told Taste of Country about writing the song: "At the time, I was trying to tell somebody something, but I couldn't figure out how to say it....   [tags: hyperbole, simile, characterization] 699 words
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The Love Song of Alfred J. Purfrock by T.S Eliot - T.S Eliot’s poetry masterpiece, The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock, follows the compos mentis experience of a man named Prufrock. Eliot’s work laments the corporal and intellectual inertia that deprives Prufrock opportunities in life; through the recurrent theme of lustful love unaccomplished. The use of fragmentations and disconnected devices are applied to create a sense disruption to mental focus, and to avoid conforming to a nihilistic style. Eliot attracted fame was initiated from his poem The Love Song of J....   [tags: fragmentation, poem, imagery] 839 words
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Song Composition and Awareness and Recognition of Boy Bands - In the Pop Music world, there is one very specific type of music group that stands out amongst all others. This would be Boy Bands. Boy Bands have always dominated and continue to dominate the pop scene. The reasons for this are multifarious and each deserves adequate explanation. The First reason, of course, is the music itself. It has a drawing power that is significant and individual. The natural hormonal allure of the boys themselves is the second reason. The target demographic for Boy Bands is pre-teen girls, and the band’s marketer appeal to this group expertly; they groom and dress and style the boys in the band to perfection....   [tags: Music ] 1261 words
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Analysis of Purfrock´s Her Kind and The Love Song - In “Her Kind” and “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” both authors analyze the theme of the importance in being the person you are and being okay with it. One may argue that the characters in both poems are total opposites, coming to the question of how can the themes be anywhere near related. Well, the two characters definitely contrast each other, but that is where the beauty lies in how the central theme between the two literary works is deduced. “Her Kind” discusses that although outsiders view her as a strange character, she is content with maintaining her pursuit of what she wants to do....   [tags: J. Alred Prufrock, poetry, self-confidence]
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Explicating Love Song for Alex by Margaret Walker - Love Song for Alex by Margaret Walker is a tribute to the poet’s husband, embodying the beauty of their relationship. The poem begins with a descriptive praise of Walker’s husband and grows into sketch of their relationship that finishes with praise. Consequently, Walker brings to life both the passion and happiness of her and her husband’s love, while also identifying the comfort of time within their relationship. By using metaphor, changing pronoun tense, and creating imagery; Margaret Walker not only defines her husband’s attributes but demonstrates their intimate relationship in Love Song for Alex....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Hong Kong’s Cityscape before the Handover in Cultural Texts: A Bitter Pill for the Powerless - Since Hong Kong was removed from the list of colonies in the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 and the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong was about to be brought up, Hong Kong people have developed divided opinions upon the major concern. While some left wing parties were delighted that Hong Kong could return to the motherland, most of the Hong Kongers felt helpless with the unknown future. People were so afraid that they avoided talking about the issue, as if the matter only existed when they discussed it....   [tags: Poem, Song]
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Identities and Transcendentalism in Song of Myself by Walt Whitman - Identities and Transcendentalism in Song of Myself While reading through the poem Song of Myself by Walt Whitman, what comes to your mind. His deep love for nature. The use of symbolism throughout the poem. Whitman’s questionable homoeroticism that seeps its way throughout the lines. What came to the forefront of mind when reading this poem by Whitman was his deliberately obvious theme of individuality while also maintaining a universal identity. I also think that Whitman throws in a common underlying theme of transcendentalism throughout his poem....   [tags: Individuality, Poem]
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Analysis of the Painting Late Northern Song emperior Huzong - ... In other words, the cranes are sacred bird. (Ars orientalis) Thus, the phenomenon where 20 cranes came to the city gates was interpreted as auspicious event. Realism refers to about a true representation of a person or a thing. However, in Huizong’s case, Benjamin Rowland argues that the emperor’s style is “magic realism” which is demonstrated by the “unreality of the final image” (Ars orientalis). Other study showed that the Song Academy aimed to show poetry of life instead of the reality of life (Buku yg difoto)....   [tags: crances, palace, phenomenon, power] 859 words
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Creating a Personal Theology of Leadership - Creating a Personal Theology of Leadership In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon explained there is nothing new under the sun, so it should not surprise anyone that many times that which appears to be new was conceived earlier. As the body of knowledge enlarges in a particular discipline, that expansion sometimes bumps into something previously revealed. Great men and women from times past have provided a very rich source of material for the development of theology of leadership. These individuals applied godly principles to form deep, yet practical theologies, sometimes even during the darkest periods of human history....   [tags: Book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon, Bible]
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Interpreting the 'Servant Song' of Isaiah 52:13-53:12 - Introduction: In this essay we shall undertake the above assignment title in the following way. Firstly; we shall look briefly at some exegetical issues, which may affect, the actual translation of the text. Secondly we shall endeavour to examine the differing opinions of interpretation concerning the passage and the identity of the servant in particular, interacting and engaging with both the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the prospective views. Thirdly; a brief conclusion will be given....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Beyonce Knowles' Irreplaceable Hit Song and Video - ... Three years earlier, she released her first solo album Dangerously in Love. Both albums entered the Billboard Top 200 at #1. In her B’Day album, the first week of sales saw more than 541,000 copies sold, achieving 2006's highest first week's sales by any female recording artiste, group or solo artiste. Prior to her solo albums, Beyoncé was member of the now defunct all-girl R&B band, Destiny Child. According to the Uses and Gratification theory (Blumler and Katz 1975) the audience has a set of needs which include personal identity, diversion, integration and social interaction and surveillance....   [tags: audience perception and meaning]
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The Short Story Chocco's and the Poem Tomorrow's Song - ... People are living a life of ignorance believing that the earth is permanent. Snyder said “myths die; even continents are impermanent” (13). Snyder does not introduce the theme of impermanence in this line in order to confront us that in fact it is not necessary to transform our approach to nature because, after all, nothing lasts forever so if it is not us who will, for instance, cause extinction of a plant species, then it will surely once disappear itself. On the contrary, the poet aims to encourage human society to change their attitude to their environment because the fact that everything is impermanent represents the reason why we should do everything we can to move gently and caus...   [tags: literary analysis, symbolism and allegories]
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The Disintegration of the Family in the Novel, The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks - It was once said that the family is the cornerstone of American society, and the foundation of our freedom. Families satisfy the human desire to belong, and help to promote those values we cherish most. Yet with each passing year, more American families are becoming subject to tragedies such as divorce, neglect, and estrangement. In his novel The Last Song, author Nicholas Sparks depicts the lives of three young people whose families are all being torn apart by one of these things. Many of the negative consequences that these teens face as a result of their family climates are reflected in the hot-topic issues that face our society today, including crime, violence, poor academic achievement,...   [tags: society, communication, relationships]
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Loneliness in Metamorphosis and The Love Song of J. Arthur Prufrock - Franz Kafka’s character Gregor Samsa and T.S. Eliot’s speaker J. Alfred Prufrock are perhaps two of the loneliest characters in literature. Both men lead lives of isolation, loneliness, and lost chances, and both die knowing that they have let their lives slip through their fingers, as sand slips through the neck of an hourglass. As F. Scott Fitzgerald so eloquently put it, “the loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly”....   [tags: self-image, insects, isolation]
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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot - T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” draws attention to the idea that time is of the essence. On the surface, Prufrock is portrayed as a man who is incapable of making decisions and lacks self-confidence. This is evident through his passive nature, where he continuously delays having to talk to women because he believes there is enough time. Written in the era of modernism, the reader is capable of unraveling that the poem’s true purpose was not only to show Prufrock’s inability to make decisions when it comes to love, but to show the desolation that one faces in times of a modernistic transition....   [tags: love, loneliness, mind, spirit]
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The Black Death and The Song Ring Around the Rosie - ... This happened mainly because there were not enough people to consume the amount of food that Europe’s agricultural system had been set up to produce. Large agricultural surpluses brought about major changes in Europe. In a society where the key determiner of one’s wealth and power was how much of the harvest an individual owned, the power of the wealthy was greatly reduced because the harvest that they owned was of lesser value. Faced with dwindling profits, many nobles began to break up their manors and lease out land to individual peasants to farm....   [tags: manorialism, europe, landlords] 1296 words
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Vietnam War Poetry: Song of Napalm and Guerilla War - The Vietnam War started in 1945 resulting in almost 60,000 American deaths and nearly two million Vietnamese deaths, according to Mintze. The United States became a financial backer to Vietnam and tried to assist South Vietnam from the communist North. The Viet Cong, a communist led guerilla group, began to fight South Vietnam in 1958. This led to American soldiers being sent into Cambodia to destroy communist supply bases. The Vietnam War is also known as the longest battle in American history (Mintze)....   [tags: PTSD, World History, Poem]
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T.S. Elliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” tells the speaker’s story through several literary devices, allowing the reader to analyze the poem through symbolism, character qualities, and allusions that the work displays. In this way, the reader clearly sees the hopelessness and apathy that the speaker has towards his future. John Steven Childs sums it up well in saying Prufrock’s “chronic indecision blocks him from some important action” (Childs). Each literary device- symbolism, character, and allusion- supports this description....   [tags: symbolism and story analysis]
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T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" draws attention to the idea that time is of the essence. On the surface, Prufrock is portrayed as a man who is incapable of making decisions and lacks self-confidence. This is evident through his passive nature, where he continuously delays having to talk to women because he believes there is enough time. Written in the modernist era, Eliot not only portrays Prufrock's inability to make decisions when it comes to love, but also shows the desolation that one faces in times of transition into a modern world....   [tags: decisions, self-confidence, isolation]
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Little Fugue and Morning Song by Sylvia Plath - A relationship is an emotional connection to someone involving an interaction between two or more people. There are many types of relationships, some functional and others far from being workable. I will demonstrate this through my texts of; Little Fugue, and Morning Song both poems written by Sylvia Plath; the movie, Love Actually; and the book, Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce. Little Fugue by Sylvia Plath is my first example of how we all perceive our different relationships. This poem is about Plath talking of her father and herself and the lack of communication between the two....   [tags: Sylvia Plath Poem Poetry] 1480 words
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Song Analysis: We Found Love by Calvin Harris - ... The male remains in the position of power while the female is portrayed as weak and inferior throughout the music video, which is one of many examples of the androcentric theory of biological determinism. The abuse of the female character as indicated in the video, is justified by the androcentric theory of biological determinism and its inherent biases; sexism and classism, as she is not only female but she is not Caucasian or wealthy. The music video also portrays that the living arrangements and socioeconomic status of the couple is justified by their race....   [tags: lyrics, female voice rihanna]
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romanticism in song lyrics - As a boy lays in a field of grass, near a stream, beneath the sun, he sings to the daisies. He is Mother Nature’s son. There is a childish peacefulness throughout the song. It is spiritual because Mother Nature is the stream and the wind and the field of grass. There is an almost surreal and dreamlike atmosphere and a certain sweetness in tone. The word choice and diction throughout “Mother Nature’s son” are directly related to the tone of the song. Words such as young, singing, all day long, boy, and son contribute to the youthfulness of the poem....   [tags: essays research papers] 391 words
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Lynyrd Skynyrd's Song Freebird - On their Gold and Platinum album Lynyrd Skynyrd produced a song titled Free bird. It is a very popular song that turned out to be a big hit all over the country. It was written by band members Allen Collins and Ronnie VanZant. I think that this is a very good song with good lyrics that display a lot of meaning. Lynyrd Skynyrd is a southern rock band that has been very popular throughout the late nineteen hundreds. They have produced many songs on many different albums. Songs that come to my mind are What’s Your Name, Simple Man, Sweet Home Alabama, and Free bird....   [tags: essays research papers] 704 words
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The Book of Ecclesiastes - ... In fact, this desire to establish a legacy brought about more sorrow because he realized that all that he would accomplish and possess would be handed down to someone who was not necessarily worthy of it. These three attempts to find contentment in life have ultimately brought about more grief. In response to the vainness of these things, the author reveals why and how we can obtain true meaning in life. Life is from the hand of God (2:24) and he gives joy and pleasure to men and women who work hard and who have obtained spiritual wisdom....   [tags: Bible studies and analysis, Solomon] 1185 words
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Behind Every Great Man There is a Powerful Woman (Athena and Pilate) - Behind Every Great Man There is a Powerful Woman (Athena and Pilate) Its not very often do you see books that date back a thousand years that have a female character as an extremely important roll. This is not the case in the two wonderful books The Odyssey and Song of Solomon. Both books have many fairly important characters but only a few that could almost be considered the most important characters. One of those characters in The Odyssey is Athena and in Song of Solomon it is Pilate. Athena and Pilate have much more in common than it seems, They are more than just guides to the main characters of each book, they are also very important female rolls and outliers among their time....   [tags: Greek Literature] 949 words
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Everyoneís Song - Everyoneís Song The question we must ask ourselves is: What do we want to communicate to our progeny over a hundred years from now in the UTD Time Capsule 2000. Choosing a song to let them know how ìgrandî life is in our time would be a misrepresentation. There will be numerous remnants to display the beauty of our era. It might be more advantageous to impart the reality of our age in the time capsule. Overall, choosing ìBitter Sweet Symphonyî for the time capsule will benefit our descendents....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Fire Song - Fire Song This book is based around Bowmen Hath and Kestrel Hath who are twins. Both embark on journey with their friend Mumpo, to save their people, the Manth. This book begins after they escape with their family and a group of friends from an evil Priest/Warlord Albard and his Mastery. As they go on there journey the face foes of nature and of great evil. Bowmen is the kind sensitive type. He knows his time is running out, soon some people will arrive and take him on a journey from which he will never return form....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 566 words
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Avian Song Control - Avian Song Control Bird songs continue to fascinate neurobiologists and neuroethologists because the development of song has been a popular model used to examine the role of environment on behavior. In most species, only male birds sing complex songs. Their vocalizations are the result of sexual dimorphism in the brain regions responsible for the production of song. However, this behavior is not genetically hardwired into the avian brain. Certain conditions must exist in order for male birds to successfully produce their species-specific song....   [tags: Birds Bird Neorology Essays]
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Song Airlines Case - Song Airlines Case Song airline was a low cost carrier subsidiary of Delta airlines that started in 2003. It was formed to compete with JetBlue and other low cost airlines for the Florida market. The market environment at the time of the case was extremely difficult with the rising costs of fuel, increasing security requirements after 9/11 and customers' expectations of lower fares. It has forced many big players in the airline industry into bankruptcy. The operational costs which include gate fees, ground operational costs etc....   [tags: Business Case Analysis Strategy] 868 words
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Nurse’s Song 1 and Nurse’s Song 2 by Blake - Nurse’s Song 1 and Nurse’s Song 2 by Blake In looking at the poems Nurse’s Song 1 and Nurse’s Song 2, one has to look at the titles of the book in which they are in, the words themselves, and the etchings that go along with the poem. In the Nurse’s Song 1, the book that it is in is called Songs of Innocence. The title of the book shows to the reader that the narrator is writing from the point of view that she is watching children play, watching the innocence of the children in front of her. The second poem, Nurse’s Song 2, falls under the title Songs of Experience....   [tags: essays papers] 1165 words
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protest song report - Report on Protest Song 'This Bomb has Got to Go' by Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl. Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl were popular Folk musicians prior to and during the Vietnam War Era. They had a love of humanity and a great desire for justice and peace in the world. The subjects of their songs were real people in a real world. They wrote and sang about survival. Their lyrics were simple and sometimes traditional melodies formed the basis of their songs. Their musical equipment was mostly acoustic and they performed to large audiences throughout the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 1035 words
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DMX song Slippin’ - DMX- “Slippin’” The song “Slippin’ “ by artist DMX uses tone, theme and imagery. DMX’s purpose for writing this song was to convey the theme how life in the streets is, and how you can over come life with drugs if you give it all you got. The song begins with the speaker talking about problems he is having with his mom, and that’s when he decides to run away from home. Then it moves on to when he is on the streets by himself, and that is when his problems begin to worsen. In the first stanza, the speaker starts talking about the problem he is having with his mom....   [tags: essays research papers] 562 words
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Critical Song Analysis of Blowin' In the Wind - Critical Song Analysis of Blowin' In the Wind In Our expressive arts class we are studying the topic the 60’s. We were asked to analyse the song “blowin’ in the wind”. The song “blowin’ in the wind”, was a very popular song in the 60’s and was written by a man called Bob Dylan. Born May 24th, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, Bob Dylan was destined to be a star. His original name, however, was not Bob Dylan. His first name was Robert Allen Zimmerman, but changed it later, when he began to record....   [tags: Papers] 921 words
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Exploring the Origin Of the Song, Yankee Doodle - Exploring the Origin Of the Song, Yankee Doodle Although it was one of the most famous and popular songs in the American colonies, "Yankee Doodle's" original author and words are not known. Some trace this melody to a song of French vineyard workers; some to a German harvest tune, some to a Spanish sword dance, some to a Dutch peasant song. However, the most likely source is an English nursery rhyme 'Lucy Locket' (American Popular Songs 451). It is said that in 1755 while attending to a wounded prisoner of the French and Indian war at the home of the Van Rensselar family, Dr....   [tags: American America History]
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Sticking to Your Guns or Conforming to Social Pressure in a Study, “A Minority of One Against a Unanimous Majority” by Solomon E. Asch - ... The control group was instructed to act passively to the critical subject’s responses and not act surprised at whatever choice they made. The entire experiment was conducted at three different colleges and consisted of random samplings of the student population. (Asch) Trials in the experiment consisted of neutral trials, where the majority responded correctly to gain the trust of the critical subject and critical trials, where the majority responded incorrectly. In some of the trials, the majority was instructed to pick lines that were much further away from the actual length of the test line....   [tags: experiment, pressure, responses] 1028 words
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The Concert Experience and the Song as Oral Tradition - The Concert Experience and the Song as Oral Tradition Before the invention of written language that enabled the creation of book technology, the spoken word was the leading edge of communication. Spoken epic poetry such as the Iliad and Odyssey, the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf, and the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh was the content of the speech medium. These epics were created as spoken pieces, and because listeners lacked an alphabet to commodify them (separate them from their performance), the tales had to be heard and experienced first-hand....   [tags: Communication Literature Essays] 574 words
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Delta Song Case - Delta Song Case Executive Summary U.S. Airlines face many issues today that ultimately will lower profits. Heightened Security in airports, less people willing to fly and a slumping economy have put the airline industry at a disadvantage. Delta Airlines has reported recently a $2 billon dollar second quarter loss. Delta has been losing ground to smaller airlines that fly the same routes that supply Delta with approximately 70% of its revenue. Delta Airlines will attempt to become the first major carrier to successfully launch a long term, low cost competitor....   [tags: Business Analysis Management ] 1004 words
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The Greek Song Culture with Reference to Odyssey - The Greek Song Culture with Reference to Odyssey The Homeric epic, Odyssey, begins with the invocation of the muse. The muses are the goddesses of total recall. Their name is “a reminder” since in earlier times, poets had to recall then recite events since the tales were not written down. The importance of memory and recognition is a central feature in Greek song culture. The film Chunhyang gives an insight to ancient Greek song culture. Although each of these stories is from a different culture, the themes and symbolism are the same and central in both cultures....   [tags: Homeric Epic Greek Literature Odyssey Essays]
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Desertion in Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong - Desertion in Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong   The "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong" is a story of many things when looked at from the right perspective. The validity of the story actually has nothing to do with its main purpose, which is to explain how Vietnam changed the American soldiers who were a part of the conflict. O'Brien's purpose is to inform his readers of the effect that Vietnam had on American GI's. Told by Rat Kiley, the "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong" can be seen as a touching love story; sweethearts united even during a war....   [tags: Things They Carried Essays] 607 words
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Famous American Women's Song for the Blues - Song for the Blues The "blues" is a form of music that tells of human suffering. As the saying goes, "You gotta pay the dues if you wanna sing the blues." In no other way than persevering the suffering of abandonment, separation, divorce, infidelity, loss, alcoholism, and prejudice could Jackie Kennedy, Bessie Smith, and Mahalia Jackson have inspired the powerful empathy of a nation. "We rejoice in our suffering, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." This biblical scripture personifies the lives of Jack8ie Kennedy, Bessie Smith, and Mahalia Jackson....   [tags: Jackie Kennedy Bessie Smith Mahalia Jackson] 913 words
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The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufock - The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufock The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufock is a tale of a lonely man caught between an imaginary world and a realistic world. Within these two worlds he searches for someone to appreciate his true values and not have to put on the social mask that everyone wears amongst crowds. In this passage he wants to know if his efforts to make conversation amongst female company would pan out into something more than a one-night stand. He has been to many parties before and knows that there is a certain type of personality conformity that goes along with the social atmosphere....   [tags: Papers] 703 words
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