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Rocket Man is the song created by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The performer of this song is Elton John who is a famous English singer-songwriter. And this song was included with the Honky Château in the early 1970s. Rocket Man also became one of the songs of the hit song in the United States and the United Kingdom at that time. According to the study of space events from 1961-1970 , there had a lot of space events occurred...
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The song This Is America, they are trying inform viewers of how America isn’t what we perceive it to be. In the video he appears to show a contrast of popular contrast culture’s perception of black experience and its often brutal reality by juxtaposing happy, carefree choruses and dark, aggressive verses. In the beginning when he shots the African American who was playing the guitar and then all of sudden had a bag over his head was a symbolism of...
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Stevland Hardaway Morris (né Judkins) professionally known as Stevie Wonder was virtually born blind on May 13, 1950. This a fact worth mentioning, as this may have contributed to Stevie’s inclination towards music and multi-instrumentation from a young age. In 1954 Stevie’s family moved to Detroit where he began singing in the choir at Whitestone Baptist Church. By 1962 Stevie had released his first two albums (including ‘Tribute to Uncle Ray) under Motown’s Tamla label and in 1963 he achieved...
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Human rights are an ongoing universal issue. They are the so-called rights inherent to all human beings regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Throughout time, when Human rights have been withheld from individuals, powerful men and women have sought justice. For example, America’s racial tensions were...
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The Lion King the Musical Since I was little, I like the movie 'The Lion King'. The powerful music hit me every time I heard the songs. When I was little, I learned all the songs by heart. I loved the soundtrack. After the film, however, the musical impressed me, I thought that the movie was Disney's best creation, but after the musical, my ideas changed. The film was now second next to the amazing Broadway musical. Listening to the...
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Song Analysis Should society criticise someone so much that they should change their appearance? The song ‘Mrs Potato Head’ sung and produced by Melanie Martinez in 2016, covers part of our narcissistic, degrading society towards a person’s physical appearance, specifically girls and how people need to be up to a certain physical standard to please someone. Melanie attempts to influence people about this issue and tries to inform them that you don’t have to change your physical appearance for anyone...
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In the exposition 'Why Colleges Shower Their Students with A's', Brent Staples argues that an unrivaled measure of undergrads has been getting decent evaluations and higher averages they don't deserve. Staples states, “As a consequence, diplomas will become weaker and more ornamental as the years go by”. Staples additionally contends that consumerism has influenced the advanced education system because of rivalry and student interest in A's. In his reading, Staples addressed his request for an adjustment in the assessing course...
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Allusions Research Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels/Literature: Jonathan Swift, a satirical author, was born in Dublin, Ireland on the 30th of November in 1667. He advanced to Trinity College, obtaining a bachelor of arts degree, and achieved a master of arts degree at Oxford University. During his life, Swift wrote multiple literary works, including Gulliver’s Travels, his most famous novel. The plot follows Lemuel Gulliver, a sailor who shipwrecks and winds up in a mysterious place called Lilliput, which is inhabited...
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Section: 1 a. Definition A definition is a statement or term provided by someone explaining the meaning of the word. Meaning could be explained in different ways such as scientifically, literal, etc. b. Hyperbole It is a rhetorical device mostly used by writers to turn a basic statement into its extreme level. Authors may use this device to put stress on a term. c. Anecdote An anecdote is used to show brief stories or incidences added in between readings related...
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Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word. “Brian Tracy”. Flannery O’ Connor story presents us with a strange morality one where hypocrisy and integrity; also, religion has to do with the story. We can relate this story into today’s society because, sometimes people just thing for themselves and what they want. Just as the grandma just thought for her selves on going to Tennessee instead to Florida like the rest of the family....
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Isaac Asimov and Flannery O’ Connor are both renowned authors alive during the 20th century known specifically for their short stories. Isaac Asimov was a Russian Jew who immigrated with his family to America, while Asimov studied the sciences and actually worked as a professor of biochemistry. While he really did pursue the sciences, his science-fiction works bear a preponderance of respect as Asimov’s intellectual legacy resides mostly in his literary works. While he was a particularly prolific writer who...
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Romantic or platonic, lifelong or fleeting, love surrounds and shapes our meaningful relationships every day, teaching us lessons, presenting us with new experiences, and changing our lives forever. Good morning, I am Maddison Clark and today, as my role as literary expert, I will be analyzing how the theme of love, within two poems from different time periods, differ and compare. Love is an important and common theme addressed within poetry, as audiences, no matter age or era, are able...
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Poetry Foundation presents William Shakespeare’s famous poem, Sonnet 130, titled “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun.” According to Spacey, the poem talks of a mistress who does not conform to the conventional standards of beauty. Shakespeare compares the mistress with the beautiful things of life, but he finds none that perfectly fits the mistress. In this regard, Shakespeare challenges traditional beliefs and offers a new perspective on what it means to love a woman. Also, he argues that...
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Creative writing can be defined as writing that imaginatively expresses ideas and thoughts (YourDictionary.com). Creative writing can be designated into three types which are fictional prose, non-fictional prose, and poetry. In this assignment, I will give my creative response to ‘Manjhi Moves a Mountain’ by Nancy Churnin, which is prose non-fiction, and poetry written by Shakespeare, Sonnet 18. ‘Manjhi Moves a Mountain’ by Nancy Churnin is a true story of one man’s endeavor who, after failing to bring his wife...
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In order to often better connect with stories, the use of literary techniques is extremely important, as it allows the reader to personally engage with the text. Such a technique is used by the author of the novel ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’, Jonathan Safran Foer, a story about a 9-year-old New Yorker, Oskar Schell, who is seeking closure of his father’s death in the September 11 attacks. Mainly, the author capitalizes on the practice of imagery, the use of...
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Abstract The human mind has historically been the subject of research on cognitive ability and ways to measure intelligence. In the early 1900s and throughout the twentieth century, an increased interest in this field would lead to the development of theories by prominent psychologists such as Jean Piaget, Alfred Binet, Charles Spearman, and William Stern who coined the term “intelligence quotient” or “IQ” as it is commonly known. Recent offerings to this ever-expanding field, are Robert J Sternberg’s Triarchic Theory...
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When thinking about dreams, usually somewhere uplifting and happy comes to mind. Not some dark and lonely place with skies of fire and spine-chilling creatures everywhere. This vision can be seen more as a nightmare, if anything. For some reason, this particular author does not consider it as such a bad thing. In the poem ‘Dream-Land’ by Edgar Allan Poe, the author uses imagery, symbolism, figurative language, allusion, and mood to pull the readers into his thoughts and feelings, as...
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‘A Dream Within a Dream’ by Edgar Allan Poe is a poem about the loss of love, the heartbreaking sadness that one faces, and the short nature of time. The poem is well known due to Poe’s various poetic devices that have been used to represent the intense context that Poe expresses in this poem. One can easily notice that Poe wrote this poem after he had lost someone he loved. Poe wrote the poem as a reflection of his...
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‘How Did I Get Away with Killing One of the Biggest Lawyers in the State? It Was Easy’ by Alice Walker represents the life of the viewpoint character. She allows herself to become grounded within an elaborate affair pervaded by sexual objectification as a result of aspects of her life, such as her relationship with her mother, as well as her race. The author uses literary elements such as alliteration, imagery, and juxtaposition to exhibit these events that are going...
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The Odyssey is a classic ancient Greek poem credited to Homer, following the Greek hero Odysseus and his extensive journey home after the fall of Troy. In his absence, his wife Penelope “is sieged by suitors who want her hand in marriage and with it her kingdom” (Morford, Lenardon, & Sham, 2019, p. 520). Despite having over one hundred wilful suitors competing for her, Penelope is known for staying loyal to Odysseus, waiting twenty years for his return. She fills...
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Appearances often hide reality is a significant part of the play, revealing the tragedy in which the characters must cloak up their nature, indicating things are not always as they seem. The reality of someone can be changed depending on their desires and ambitions. Shakespeare presents appearance as a visual outforward form of what we see, where reality is what is actually going on. Appearance vs. reality is presented in Macbeth, changing the flow of the play, allowing us to...
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In the play, “Death of a Salesman,” Arthur Miller uses a number of literary devices to convey his overarching messages to the audience. His symbolism in particular allows him to shape the themes of this story by repeatedly emphasizing their importance throughout the duration of the play. In this play, Arthur Miller uses a number of symbols pertaining to Willy, Biff, and others in the story to effectively portray a subliminal and repeated central theme of denial, contradiction, and deterioration...
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Death of a Salesman is a play written by Arthur Miller in 1949. The play focuses on the last 24 hours of the main character, Willy Loman's life. It also shows flashbacks which include memories that Willy has experienced. In this essay, I will analyze the main themes along with the structure of the play and how the characters are revealed within the text. The main themes in this essay are betrayal, abandonment, the American Dream, and family. As a...
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This paper is going to be about the aspects of juxtaposition in two stories named ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ and ‘A Woman of No Importance’ which have several issues that are both similar and different. The aspect of juxtaposition will show the parallelism in the actions or events in both the plays through the dialogues and the behaviors that the characters show at different circumstances in the story and how these dialogues bring out the symbolism of good and...
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Introduction In the classic short story "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs, the element of foreshadowing plays a crucial role in building suspense and foretelling the tragic events that unfold. Through carefully crafted hints and subtle clues, the author masterfully guides the readers' expectations and sets the stage for the haunting consequences of the fateful monkey's paw. This essay will explore the various instances of foreshadowing in the story and analyze their significance in creating an atmosphere of impending doom....
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Life after death, reincarnation, and past lives have been topics that are being explored by countless authors. These themes have mostly been explored through a religious lens, whether that is Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. While the religious influences, if there are any, aren’t immediately recognizable in Andy Weir’s short story ‘The Egg’, the narrative itself attempts to explore the idea of life after death. It also explores the interconnectedness between humans and the world they live in, through the...
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The definition of the word ‘ransom’ is the sum paid to the kidnappers for the safe return of a kidnapped person. Yet, in O. Henry’s story ‘The Ransom of Red Chief’, the opposite happens. The kidnappers are compelled to pay a fee to the abductee’s father to take the kidnapped boy off their hands. In the story, Sam and Bill hatch a plan to kidnap Johnny and extract a two thousand dollars ransom from his affluent father Ebenezer Dorset; unfortunately,...
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The poems 'The Second Coming' by William Butler Yeats and 'In a Station of the Metro' by Ezra Pound have a strong sense of fragmentation and despair in them. Fragmentation is one of the major features of modern poetry. Modern poets use fragmented images in their poems to give us the sense of fragmentation. Despair is another common feature of modern poetry. This essay will be focusing on how both the poems portray the qualities of fragmentation and despair, why...
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In some ways, we are all trapped within our own reality. This reality is subject to our own socio-economic and political context. Where we are born and what time period we were born into we have no choice but we do we do have the choice to challenge our contextual bonds. Today I will be comparing a poem by a prolific 20th-century writer, Maya Angelou called Caged Bird to Yellow Wallpaper, a short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who...
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Edgar Allan Poe describes the feeling of guilt and fear through symbols in the stories ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ and ‘The Black Cat’. For instance, the eye in each story symbolizes how the narrator views himself. However, the narrators are both seen differently. Additionally, the space beneath the floorboards and the space behind the wall both symbolize the subconscious. Although these areas are relatively similar, they refer to different significations. In both stories, these two pairs of symbols are presented, in...
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