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Symbolism in Fuentes' Aura - On the surface, Fuentes' Aura is a very strange and eerie book. It draws you in and keeps you there, forcing you to read the book to its very end. Just below the surface, a world of symbolism, words and parallels lead to a greater understanding of what is happening throughout this captivating tale. Skimming the surface of the story, an abundance of symbols can be signaled out, but a recurrence of symbols is very important. One of the most prevalent symbols found in this story is the darkness of Senora Consuelo's old colonial mansion....   [tags: Carlos Fuentes, Aura Essays]
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Comparing the Aura Café and the Lunch Box - Comparing the Aura Café and the Lunch Box The Aura Café Situated on the High Street of Whitechapel, opposite the tube station, the Aura café was opened in December 2004. It is a small café owned and control by a sole owner Mr. Muhammad Ali but well furnished with around 30 covers, with air conditioning system, a nice interior decoration and also a non smoking area. SWOT Analysis of the Aura Café. Strength * According to my findings, the Aura café targets mostly the students from colleges and universities of the surrounding area....   [tags: Papers] 976 words
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Comparing Fuentes’ Aura and Ligotti’s The Last Feast of Harlequin - Mythological and Archetypal Reading of Fuentes’ Aura and Ligotti’s The Last Feast of Harlequin   Mythological and archetypal techniques coupled with the interpretation of symbolism found within a piece of literature tells the reader something about the mind and character of a people or culture. Not only does it allow you to delve deeper into this collective mind and speculate about the meaning of a particular work, it can give you something more. I believe that by using these techniques you also get a better glimpse into the main character’s state of mind....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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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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Revolutionary Work of Art - Walter Benjamin emphasizes in his essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility” that technology used to make an artwork has changed the way it was received, and its “aura”. Aura represents the originality and authenticity of a work of art that has not been reproduced. The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is an example of a work that has been and truly a beacon of art. It has brought a benefit and enlightenment to the art of painting, and it has an exemplary aura that cannot be replaced....   [tags: Art ]
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Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction - Visit any major museum of art, at any given time, and one could find an abundance of monumental names listed on tiny plaques hanging next to even more recognizable works of art. The excitement felt by any art enthusiast when walking into these buildings of time and creation, is undeniable and especially unique. Could it be the atmosphere of the building, the presence of artwork, the people, possibly the grandeur of the space, or perhaps, could it be the spirit of the artists themselves, peering through the work they created....   [tags: Aesthetic Attitude]
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Classification of Psychic Experiences - Classification of Psychic Experiences Generally speaking, psychic experiences which deal with receiving information from an outside source, either living or passed on can be classified into the following categories: psychometry, telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, automatic writing and channeling. Two more psychic techniques, assumption and projection, deal with transferring the personality to a remote location. Psychometry is the art of receiving information about someone by touching an object commonly carried by that person such as a key chain or jewelry....   [tags: Classification Essays] 1105 words
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Acupuncture's Effectiveness on the Treatment of Migraines - A migraine is a severe, debilitating headache that hosts a large variety of neurological symptoms such as throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, disturbances in vision, numbness in face or extremities, sensitivity to light, sound, smell and touch. An individual experiencing a migraine may suffer from one or many of these symptoms during an attack. Each migraine attack can vary in it's symptoms and severity making it difficult for a correct medical diagnosis to be made....   [tags: Health]
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The Dysfunction of Migraine Headache - The Dysfunction of Migraine Headache As a disorder reaching nearly every culture, historic and contemporary, headache has been experienced in some form by the majority of the human population. Despite its relative age and prevalence, we have yet to fully ascertain either its cause, its organization, or its cure, and continue to suffer everything from quotidian tension-type headache to cluster or "suicide"-type headache with little substantial relief. So just what is it we know about headache....   [tags: Pain Medicine Health Essays]
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Two Brothers Two Choices - Each step he takes, waves of guilt, desperation, and despair crash upon him, making each step heavier than the last. As a little ruffian running around with his brother to play cricket, escaping the airport guards, all these images flash before him, splaying out his entire life, making him realise he has spent his entire life, every minute of it with his brother. Even liking the same book, The Three Musketeers, and ultimately being known as Athos and Porthos, happy memories of their child hood surface within him....   [tags: Movie Review] 679 words
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Jim Morrison - I preface this paper by a consideration of why Jim Morrison can be discussed within the discourse of religious studies. I suggest four possibilities. The first is the place of religion in late modernity; that is, as individualized, subjectivated and deinstitutionalized. These factors contribute to the circumstances under which Morrison may be understood in religious terms because of the conditions they create. Religion may be deinstitutionalized (Luckmann 1967; Bibby 1990), but people are still religious (Chaves 1994)....   [tags: Religion, Culture, Elvis] 856 words
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Marxist Cultural Theory - This chapter examines two forms of practice that communicate messages from a group or an individual to the public, cultural production and political public speaking in the light of Marxist cultural theories. The review of writings about the practice of art by mid-20th century Marxist thinkers makes one thing clear - aesthetic utterances by artists and cultural figures fulfil a role in the political and social discourse and the importance of this role within the context of class struggle must not be ignored....   [tags: Film Review, Adorno on Cinema] 2911 words
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Overview of Migraines - Did you know that in America alone, roughly around 36 million people suffered from migraine attacks. Migraines are one of the most common diseases, but the trickiest when finding the source. Women are three times more likely to experience a migraine rather than a male. The prevalence of migraines between male to female is; males are 6.5% and 18.2% in women. That’s a huge difference in percentages if the whole United States is put in perspective. According to (Dr. Karin Johnson a neurologist of Bay State medical center’s sleep center) a migraine is a very common disorder and about 20% of people have migraines....   [tags: health, common disease]
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The Return - Original Writing - The Return - Original Writing Kaley Embry was keeping an eye on the man following her through the department store. She kept telling herself that she should run to the protection of her sister, but Nina would call security and Kaley wasn't sure she wanted that. The man's presence had Kaley feeling like she'd been drugged. At least he was keeping his distance, and though his aura was almost pure black there was that pinpoint of light right in the centre. Also, if Nina called security on the man, Griffin would be the one to come to the rescue and probably cause an unwanted scene....   [tags: Papers] 3650 words
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Music in the Information Age - The idea that music is information tends to turn people's heads. The art of information stands as the largest growing field in both business and society. How does the age-old art of music fit into this category. Can music even be considered information. The rising popularity of mp3's proves that people value music as a source of information. Hundreds of groups are advertising their band on the web at mp3.com, from popular music groups to those struggling to make a name in society. The web sites serve as a vehicle for bands to display their message to the public in an uncensored atmosphere....   [tags: mp3 digital music] 895 words
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Pediatric and Adult Migraines - Pediatric and Adult Migraines Many people are surprised to find that children get migraines. It is one of those illnesses that are associated with adults only. A migraine is an intense, pounding headache with nausea that occurs infrequently. The headache starts around the eyes, the forehead, or the sides of the head. Bright lights and loud noises also make the headache worse, and any movements make this headache worse. Migraines last from a few hours to a few days in serious cases (1). Over 8 million children get migraines a year, which results in over 1 million lost schooldays cumulatively....   [tags: Health Head Aches Essays]
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Jim Morrison - Hopkins and Sugerman (2006) and Stone (1991) developed the image of Morrison as a shaman and as Lizard King based on the development, by Morrison, of his role as a shaman and the image of the Lizard King. This image was the “existing value structure” of Morrison at the time of his death, despite attempts made by Morrison to change this image. As the “the way in which the total image grows determines or at least limits the direction of future growth,” Hopkins and Sugerman (2006) and Stone (1991) were working within the parameters of Morrison's image....   [tags: Biography] 2281 words
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Dehumanization of Children and Death in Perfume: the Story of a Murderer - Patrick Süskind, a German author, wrote Perfume: the Story of a Murderer in 1986 and sets the novel in eighteenth century France. Süskind dehumanizes children in order to remove emotion from death. He fulfills the concept by using aspects that tend to develop the beliefs and perspectives of a child. During a child’s life, they obtain influences from religion, abuse, self-value, and other children. All the aspects reflect in a child’s life and in Perfume, dehumanization links to those factors and eventually leads to the absence of sensitivity to death....   [tags: Patrick Süskind, christian principles, Grenouille]
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Profit and Compassion: How They Affect Relationships in The Great Gatsby - Imagine walking through the crowded streets of New York, surrounded by dreamers and those willing to allocate their money at the tip of a hat; Passing cake eaters or "ladies men" driving the latest motor cars and women dressed in their finest attire. It's no wonder Scott Fitzgerald set his novel, "The Great Gatsby" in the decade that earns the title, "The Roaring Twenties." Throughout the novel, there is an evident comparison between the themes of compassion and profit. Compassion, known as sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others, is compared to profit, or a financial gain....   [tags: fitzgerald, jazz, american dream]
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The Transmogrification of Tom Joad in Steinbeck's _Grapes of Wrath_ - As Jonathan Swift once said, “Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.” The Great Depression was a time of considerable sorrow for countless people across the United States. A crumbling economy and suffering industry coupled with hard climate conditions caused widespread unemployment, and forced a multitude of people off of their land. Entire plantations were crushed due to the lack of growing crops, and families were forced to migrate thousands of miles in order to seek a new and better life....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Human Corruption]
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Evaluating Different Family Dynamics and Its Effect on the Children - In Robert Kuttner’s article “The Politics of Family” he broadly examines the wide scope of family from an outside perspective. Kuttner frequently uses the words “most Americans” throughout his essay, looking at both the right and left wing element of politics on the issue. In Susan Dominus’s article, ”Growing up with Mom and Mom” Dominus navigates through this topic with the foundation being an interview with Ry Russo-Young who is born and raised by a lesbian couple through artificial insemination....   [tags: Family Types, Article Comparison]
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The Fall of the House of Usher: Double Trouble - Edger Allan Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” tells the Gothic and hunting story of a friend’s failed attempt to help another friend. The story’s vague start describing a deteriorating house gives an eerie feeling to the story. Soon the narrator finds himself betwixt an interesting familial dynamic of a brother and sister of the Usher family. With both siblings affected with mysterious illnesses, death soon finds the sister Madeline while Roderick Usher continues to suffer mentally....   [tags: Literature] 1263 words
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Cathedrals: Implied Glory and Importance to Christianity - There is nothing, in any shape or form, implied about the glory of Cathedrals. These stone behemoths are simply glorious in size, design and aesthetic appeal all built into their design plan and plays an important role in the growth of faith in Christianity. But what is a Cathedral. In their very nature, they are holy places of worship for Christians. Unlike churches which are basic places of worship that are apt for most of the critical requirements of Christianity, Cathedrals are massive places of worship which act as the headquarters for the local diocese, or districts, of the certain sect of Christianity around it and are also where the Bishops resides....   [tags: Architecture]
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The Impact of Monuments in the US - ... When a star must be etched into the wall, the CIA allows Tim Johnston a member of the Carving and Restoration Team of Virginia to create it. This wall is not open to the public, but it has been speculated that this may change. “Someday, long after you are dead, it may finally emerge.” (Source C). As we see the United States remember the lost CIA operatives we see a more joyful remembrance in the midst of a cold past within Russia. The Monument to the Conquerors of Space was built in 1964 on Cosmonauts Alley in Moscow, USSR as a memorial to all who aided/aids in the effort to send a human into Earth’s orbit and to explore our universe....   [tags: monuments, memorials, cia]
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The Practices and History of Zoroastrianism - For centuries, Zoroastrianism was the leading religion of Persia (now Iran) before the modern Islamic religions came to be. Zoroastrianism is thought to be founded in 6th century BC by Zarathustra. Zoroastrians follow the sacred text called the Avesta; it is their "Book of the Law." Zarathustra was a Persian prophet, when at age 30 claimed to have had visions of God. Zarathustra called God Ahura Mazda. Zoroastrianism quickly became the "official" religion of Persia, but came to an abrupt end in 637 AD at the time of the Muslim invasion....   [tags: Zoroastrianism, religion, ]
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Case Study Mountain Man Brewing Company - Introduction This report provides a brief analysis of the implications for Mountain Man Brewing Company (MMBC) to expand the products from its existing product, Mountain Man Lager to a new Light beer. Marketing reasons of MMBC’s success MMBC is an old middle-size brewing company in the West Virginia which was established in 1925. The marketing reasons why MMBC successful are based on the 4Ps as below : Product The company focused on one product only which is a bitter-tasting flavour beer with above average alcohol content, i.e....   [tags: alcohol drinks, blue collars]
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Obesity in the United States - Obesity is a common, but very serious health issue in America. It has become so common that people often blame a healthy, slim person for being underweight. Although a small percentage of people are underweight the main percentage of people are obese; this percentage is increasing daily. Individuals often place the fault of obesity’s increasing rate on factors causing it, but in actuality the lack of self-control is the main cause. Common complaints against fast food restaurants are ‘“They make people fat” (qtd in Buchholz 84)....   [tags: Fast food, Health, Discipline]
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Psychology Questions With Answers - We should not trust our intuition because it can lead us away from the correct answer and in an entirely different direction. Your intuition can make you over confident on everyday choices. After a person dies the causes of death seems to have been obvious but before knowing, the cause of death could have been anything. During a season finale on television you learn the answers to questions created throughout the season and it becomes obvious that, that would have happened. When the episode before the finale there were many choices for how it could have ended....   [tags: Psychology ] 2169 words
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The Importance of Color - What color is best for the walls of an art gallery. This question is asked a lot and while there may be no “right” answer, many people have their opinions. Speaking about strongly colored walls Jake says, “These colors may make people comfortable, but they skew viewers' perceptions of the paintings. Some shade of gray or white is best: paintings stand out best against a neutral background, and the painting's own colors are true against a neutral background” (Boddy-Evans). While the color of the wall could very well depend on what work is being displayed, the color could just as well affect the viewers’ mood, in return changing their opinion on the piece....   [tags: Art]
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Jameson's Theory of Postmodernism - The Modernist era brought with it industrial, social, cultural and psychological shifts in ideologies, practice and systems. Traditional art forms were to be reworked in an upsurge of innovation which moved forward at great speed. As art and the innovation of art progressed into the 21st century cultural criticism dominated. Postmodernist thought radicalized the traditional and modernist concepts of art criticism. Art forms, social, economic and political structures were to be re-examined through many cultural critics....   [tags: modernist era, art criticism, Frederic Jameson]
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Pain Management forMmigraine Sufferers - If a disorder prevented you from living your life normally for an average of a few days every month, how would you feel. For the 300 million people who suffer from migraines worldwide, they know exactly how it feels (Dodick & Gargus, 2008). Migraines are a painful neurological disorder; characterized with symptoms described as severe, pulsating pain accompanied by, sensitivity to light, sounds, smells, nausea and vomiting, with blurred distorted vision (Dodick & Gargus, 2008). Migraines are still a highly misunderstood disorder that has lacked medical groundwork in previous decades....   [tags: medicine, disorder, blood flow, brain, pain]
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It's Just Not Natural - There is a saying that goes ‘Don’t be afraid of the dark,’ but the question is why should you be afraid. One reason why this saying came about is because people believe that something non-human exists out there. People believe that witches, shapeshifters, hellhounds, ghosts, angels, demons, jinns, and many more supernatural creatures exist. “Only 21 percent of Americans say they don’t believe in the supernatural at all (“Paranormal Poll: Americans…”).” Although many people may not voice or express their belief in the supernatural; they tend to be curious and question the existence of the supernatural at least once in their life....   [tags: Tales, Hellhounds, Ghosts]
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Migraines: That Ache In Your Head - Migraines: That Ache In Your Head Have you ever had a headache. That pounding pain that would not go away, it was probably a headache, however there is another type of headache that happens to one side of the head and could also cause nausea, sensitivity to light, sound or odors. Also accompanying the migraine is a aura, which could be flashes of light, or temporally lose your vision, in any case it is a visual impairment. (1) Migraines differ from headaches because a migraine is a neurological disease....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Reproduction Businesses of Thomas Kinkade?s painting - Reproduction Businesses of Thomas Kinkade’s painting When I read the article by Susan Orlean, I am very aware of the big business Thomas Kinkade is trying to create by reproducing his original paintings mechanically using digital technique, but I have also carefully examined whether this article which discusses about the reproduction of his art works has a correlation with Walter Benjamin’s essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”. A certain emotion or an “aura” is said to be present when an artist creates an art work....   [tags: essays research papers] 1064 words
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Should There Be A Law Against Paparazzi? - How about creating a law against the use of telephoto lens and parabolic listening devices. How about creating a new crime—One that will penalize those persisting and persuading photographers, the Paparazzi also known to celebrities as stalkarazzi who follow the rich and famous for the thousand dollars snapshot that reveals some special, intimate moment or an embarrassing one. Should there be a law rebuking such act. Should there be strict laws preventing press photographers (paparazzi) from pursuing persons who do not want to be photograph....   [tags: essays research papers] 509 words
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Automobile Ads Analysis - Hummer H3 V8 - Creative concept: I liked the creative angle that was given to the brand. As a brand with so much emotional capital, it was well employed to create a no-frills ad that spoke little and yet had an impact. A very visually strong ad too. I liked the light balance that has been used, especially on the product. Bold, in- your- face and prestige were the key elements that I feel come across strongly. The headline is very creative, commands respect. If I were to put myself in the shoes of their TA, I would definitely be enticed to go for a test drive or check out the website for more information....   [tags: Advertising Branding Analysis] 717 words
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Exile From Self - Love exiles the heart from the being, sometimes begrudgingly, and at other times in the full light of day. It’s masterful in a myriad of ways; transfixing, then transforming the lover, completely removing them from anything previously palpable and familiar. Bewitchingly, love alters the conscience and authors its decisions. It is the facilitator of exile from oneself, and is brilliantly woven into the lives of the characters in D.H. Lawrence’s Odour of Chrysanthemums and Carlos Fuentes’s Aura; albeit sometimes in antagonistic ways....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Jamaican Hero - He is an iconic figure and an inspiration to millions of people around the world. His name is Bob Marley. Marley had a profound impact on the world’s culture that still has a lasting impression today. His music inspired people everywhere to maintain a sense of calmness, and enticed the Jamaican people to keep peace during the country’s tough political and economic times. Marley also inspired many of the future reggae musicians, and his legacy still stands to this day. His songs become well-known for its messages of universal love and Biblical prophecies, and inspired people across the world to spread the message of peace and harmony....   [tags: Biography, Bob Marley] 1180 words
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The Flagler Museum - The Flagler Museum was an experience unlike any other. From the moment I walked through the doors into the grandiose hall, to the moment I stepped back into reality from the dream that I felt I had just been a part of, I was in sheer awe and amazement at the detail and decadence of this former home. The rooms that I found to be most intriguing in terms of color and texture were the Master Bedroom, the Blue Room, the Pink Room, The Library, and the Yellow Roses room. The Master Bedroom was one of the first rooms that I set out to see, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the color they had chosen for this room was yellow....   [tags: Rooms, Description, Texture] 880 words
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The Character of Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby - The novel begins with Nick Carraway, a young man from Minnesota and the narrator od this novel, moves to New York in the summer of 1922 to learn more about bond business. He rents a house in the West Egg district of Long Island, a wealthy but fashionable area populated by the newly rich. Nick's next door neighbor is mysteroius man named Jay Gatsby, who lives in Gothic mansion and throws lavish parties every Saturday night. Nick is unlike the other inhabitants of West Egg, is educated at Yale and has social connections in East Egg, a fashionable area occupied by the upper class....   [tags: Character Analysis, Fitzgerald] 563 words
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Text vs Movie Romeo and Juliet - Romeo & Juliet – Text vs. movie The tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet” was originally a play created by William Shakespeare, one of many world famous plays by the same. This play has been converted into its intended style many times in the past, the earliest version in 1968 was directed by Franco Zeffirelli, the latest film in 1996 by Baz Luhrmann. The latter is quite modern and only occassionally uses the words of Shakespeare. On the contrary, the older version was very traditional, and almost completely stuck to the original script....   [tags: shakespeare, film, literary analysis] 731 words
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The House Of Usher Response - The Fall Of The House of Usher is a terrifying tale of the demise of the Usher family, whose inevitable doom is mirrored in the diseased and evil aura of the house and grounds. Poe uses elements of the gothic tale to create an atmosphere of terror. The decaying house is a metaphor for Roderick Usher’s mind, as well as his family line. The dreary landscape also reflects his personality. Poe also uses play on words to engage the reader to make predictions, or provide information. Poe has also set the story up to be intentionally ambiguous so that the reader is continually suspended between the real and the fantastic....   [tags: Literature Review] 633 words
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The Corn Ethanol Industry - The corn ethanol industry has undergone several public relations iterations in recent years. It once emanated a cure all aura to domestic fuel market volatility, environmental concerns, and vulnerabilities to international energy markets. As research took place regarding the feasibility of large scale corn ethanol production, questions were raised as to the actual net economic and environmental effects of production. With the recent EPA change in corn ethanol classification, the market reality has once again changed....   [tags: Alternative Energy] 684 words
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Analysis of Similes in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse - Analysis of Similes in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse `Thoughts are made of pictures.' Our consciousness may be visualized as a photomontage of simultaneous impressions, mostly visual, according to poet John Ciardi (238). In verbalizing conscious experience, authors tend to use metaphor and simile to create images that, like words, possess both denotation, visual identification, and connotation, an emotional aura (Ciardi 239). In To the Lighthouse, by my count, Virginia Woolf employs over one hundred similes, figures of speech making an explicit comparison between two things essentially unlike, to enliven her description of things, places, and people....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]
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