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Fear in Cellar Stairs - Fear in Cellar Stairs        Poetry is about emotion -- not only the emotion displayed in the many layers  of a poem's language, but also the emotional layers created in the reader.   Some poetry can be light and happy, other poetry can be ecstatic and ethereal;    and at the opposite extreme, poetry can be dark and downright threatening. Such     a poem is "Cellar Stairs" by the contemporary poet Thomas Lux.              "It's rickety down to the dark," states the first line. The poem starts out with  an image of darkness, compounded by the feeling of instability ("rickety")....   [tags: Cellar Stairs Essays] 1025 words
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Theodore Roethke's Root Cellar - Theodore Roethke's "Root Cellar"      Theodore Roethke was raised in Michigan, where cities and towns are woven with lakes, streams, and rivers. This atmosphere gave Roethke a “mystical reverence for nature,” (McMichael, 1615) and allowed him to take a grotesque image and transform it into natural magnificence. A great example of this is Roethke’s poem “Root Cellar.” The poem describes a cellar, which most people would consider to be a death-baring, cold place. Instead, Roethke gives the dungeon life and enchantment....   [tags: Root Cellar Theodore Roethke Essays] 710 words
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The Cellar - Original Writing - The Cellar - Original Writing During one boring December afternoon, I decided to wrap some of my Christmas presents. I found everything I needed, except for the wrapping paper and I soon came to the conclusion that it must have been placed in the cellar when I had recently moved. Eager to get the wrapping paper, I made my way to the cellar. What happened next I will never forget: I reached the bottom stair, and squinted my eyes to try and get accustomed to the darkness that enveloped the room....   [tags: Papers] 954 words
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Investigation of a Relationship Between Stairs - Investigation of a Relationship Between Stairs In this project I am going to investigate the relationship between different stairs placed in different places in a number square, which is numbered from one to one hundred. I will be trying to find a formula to get a total of any stair any place. Example 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 41 42 43 44 4...   [tags: Papers] 1073 words
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Number Stairs: Totals and Positions - Number Stairs: Totals and Positions When I have worked out the formulas for 5 different size stairs on 3 different grid sizes, I will go on to investigate the relationship between all of the formulas. From this I will be able to discover the ultimate formula that will allow me to work out any stair size on any size grid and in any position. As any other formula I will need to predict and prove it, to check that it is correct. But I also need to investigate if there is anywhere on the grid that my formula will not work....   [tags: Papers] 2658 words
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Descriptive Essay - The Old Root Cellar - The Old Root Cellar Our summer trips to Colorado seemed to take forever. I was an eager four year old child who couldn't wait to get to my secret place. Every child has a special place: it might be a fort made out of sheets and couple of chairs, or maybe it's an easy chair that serves as a stage coach or a fighter plane. Maybe its a bed that becomes a ship protecting you from sharks. My special place was at my grandparents farm. My childhood was spent on military bases or in suburban neighborhoods....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1401 words
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Number Stairs - Number Stairs Introduction I am going to investigate relationships between 3 step stairs on a ten by ten grid. I also intend to find algebraic expressions to link the 3 step stairs and there positions and totals. 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 3...   [tags: Papers] 3053 words
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Irony in The Cask of Amontillado, a Story by Edgar Allan Poe - ... Fortunato misunderstands Montresor’s reason for saying this; he believes it is because Montresor is happy to see him. Montresor recalls that, “I was so pleased to see him that I thought I should never have done wringing his hand” he is happy to find Fortunato because now his plot of vengeance can be underway. Montresor’s words on that night create an air of mystery and suspense. The mystery is not only associated with the story, but also the characters themselves. All through the night Montresor never once gives the impression that he has a deep burning hatred inside toward Fortunato....   [tags: Murder, Cellar]
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Investigating the Relationship Between the Stairs and the Position of the Step Stair - Investigating the Relationship Between the Stairs and the Position of the Step Stair We have been set a problem which is to investigate step stairs. Throughout this report I will be planning how to tackle the problem, break it down simpler into an equation. All the results will be put into tables so I can look for a pattern. I will then produce my own rule to use and test and justify it. The problem to which I am solving is creating my own rule to use to calculate the 3step-stair....   [tags: Papers] 3418 words
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Just Another Day in the Radley's House - ... He shakes you by the shoulders, spits in your face and then fist clenched, he sends you flying across the hall. You land painfully, smacking against the wall before sliding down it to drop into a heap on the floor. You clutch your left knee which had shielded you from the floor. You start to feel your eyes burning up with tears once again. Your dad looks at you, and immediately you see that raging anger and flashing eyes that you know so well. “You asked for it.” He says with not even a speck of concern in his voice....   [tags: stairs, sister, room, dad, barks] 950 words
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A Brief History of the Cellar Phone - There have been many inventions that have served Americans, but very few have had an overall impact on the course of humanity as the cell phone. The history of cell phones has been compared to our discovery of fire and the invention of the wheel. This is partly due to its adaptability to many aspects of human life, as well as its mobility to influence and reach geographical areas that extend to global ones. Around the world, cell phones are used in schools, corporate conglomerates, even religious institutes....   [tags: mobile communication technology]
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"Christopher' My mother and father shouted from down stairs. - "Christopher' My mother and father shouted from down stairs. I jumped out of my bed and peered at my alarm clock. I was just bale to see it as I the darkness of the winter mornings had taken over my room. "Christopher" this time it was shouted louder. "I am up" I shouted back not quite as loud as I may have got in trouble. I could not be bothered to have a shower this morning so I just slipped on my clothes and headed for down stairs. As I was walking I had felt something rough pass under my feet....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 754 words
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Commen Elemements of Fiction - Anyone that is well situated into the world of literature knows of the literacy genius Edgar Allen Poe. Most of Poe’s works do not have the slightest bit of joy or happiness in them. His literature mainly consists of a dark and gothic mood; mostly due to the fact that his actual life was worse than his stories. For those who have read a few of his stories or poems you might notice a similarity in plot. In his works“ The Cask of Amontillado,” “ The Black Cat,” and “ The Tell-Tale Heart,” there is clear similarity of plot between the three stories....   [tags: Literature ]
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Short Story - The Thud - Short Story - The Thud The thud came again. Rose clicked the television on mute, straining her ear against the storm that splattered the roof with a mixture of rain and hail. The soft thump came from the basement, as though someone, or something, had knocked a book to the floor. Rose gripped the arms of the chair and cursed her husband for leaving her alone on a night like this, knowing she was fearful of storms, empty houses and prowlers, however imaginary they might be. She'd already lit every lamp and overhead light in the house, but they failed to dispel the damp, dreary feeling of impending doom....   [tags: Papers] 1065 words
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The Frog Prince - Original Writing - The Frog Prince - Original Writing She almost got away with it, she nearly did but one perky young prince caught the evil old witch as she was about to turn the towns food, which was stored in a great cellar under the castle, rotten. The boy was playing with his favourite toy, a simple bat with a ball on a string. When the string snapped and the ball went flying down the 151 stairs to the great cellar he was distraught. He could hear the ball bouncing off each step and getting further and further towards the town’s food supply....   [tags: Papers] 1125 words
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Fairy Tales: Changing with the Culture and Community - Once upon a time, there was a literary genre commonly know as fairy tales. They were mystical and wonderful and a child’s fantasy. These fairy tales were drastically misunderstood throughout many centuries, however. They endured a hard life of constant changing and editing to fit what the people of that time wanted. People of our own time are responsible for some of the radical changes endured by this undeserved genre. Now, these fairy tales had a young friend named Belle. Belle thought she knew fairy tales very well, but one day she found out just how wrong she was....   [tags: culture, fairy tales, cinderella, critical theory] 1688 words
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The Black Cat Analysis - Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Black Cat immerses the reader into the mind of a murdering alcoholic. Poe himself suffered from alcoholism and often showed erratic behavior with violent outburst. Poe is famous for his American Gothic horror tales such as the Tell-Tale Heart and the Fall of the House of Usher. “The Black Cat is Poe’s second psychological study of domestic violence and guilt. He added a new element to aid in evoking the dark side of the narrator, and that is the supernatural world.” (Womack)....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, violence, guilt, alcoholism]
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Shadows On The Wall by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - Shadows On The Wall by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Dan Roberts: Dan is the main character in Shadows On The Wall . He is constantly seeing and feeling some very strange things on his vacation . Every morning he takes a jog very early around Micklegate Bar . He also makes a new friend on his journey to York , England . Dan is 15 years old . Joe Stanton: Joe is a cab driver . He and Dan become really good friends . Joe is an old but wise man in many ways . He also takes Dan to see all the sites in York and drives all the people around , but mostly the people staying at the Hotel ....   [tags: Shadows Phyllis Reynold Naylor Essays] 2011 words
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Sunil Mittal: The Evolution of the Celular Phone in India - ... In fact, his name comes across world’s top 25 philanthropists. His vision lies in imparting education to the needy. This is a bitter truth that apart from being the fastest developing country of the world and attaining so much we are still lagging behind in the field of education. We hold on to having the most number of illiterate of the world. Every two out of five illiterate is from India. Mittal is very much effective in the field of delivering education to all the sections of the society....   [tags: excellence, success, entrepreneurship] 669 words
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Franco Zeffrelli´s Hamlet - Franco Zeffirelli portrayed a more effective version of the famous to be or not be soliloquy by having it set below in the family mortuary. Having violently rejected Ophelia, Hamlet climbs down the stoned stairs of the medieval castle and into the cellar where all his ancestors’ burial tombs lie, including his father’s. Surrounding himself in tombs and skeletons, he intones the to be or not to be speech in isolation and darkness. Having this particular set design, Zeffirelli enhanced the scene by creating a cold, dark, and suspenseful atmosphere....   [tags: design, soliloquy, lighting, custom] 968 words
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The Stains of Watergate - ... Historian Keith W. Olsen mused, “Nixon accepted these illegal activities as an inherent power, risk free since secrecy would prevent discovery.” The Watergate scandal revealed a series of criminal activities Nixon and his administration took part of to threaten and track people on his infamous “Enemies List.” White House counsel, John Dean, who pitched the idea of an enemies list, described it as “how we can use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies.” Nixon conducted secret surveillance and wiretappings, created false documents to support his policy goals, mobilized slush funds and hush money, and even used the IRS to punish “threats”....   [tags: Frank WIlls, Watergate scandal] 1578 words
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The Stains of Watergate - ... The Watergate scandal exposed how unregulated use of monies in political campaigns can trigger corruption, prompting Congress to start a campaign finance reform that continues to be changed and deliberated on today. Investigations revealed that during Nixon’s campaign process, he concealed funds through foreign bank accounts and secret slush funds that helped pay for his Watergate activities and subsequent cover-up. Nixon had also been given illegal corporate donations and large contributions to influence his policy-making....   [tags: Nixon, US history, scandal] 1364 words
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The Celluar Phone - In our current generation cell phones are the most important devices we attain in our daily lives. They were once only a means of simple communication, and now have transitioned into mini-computers. The timeline and development of the cell phone from 1983, when the first cell phone was introduced, to modern day compare the level of tech-savvy that various generations today acquire. In life, comparing cell phones to people, there are the Motorolla Razrs’, the iPhones’, and the Blackberry Bolds’. The Motorola Razr was first introduced in 2005, and immediately at the time became the hot new commodity....   [tags: Technolgical Devices] 970 words
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The Black Cat - A Glimpse Into the World of 'The Black Cat'; Those who have read any of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories know that most of them are full of suspense and mystery and that they efflict a feeling of horror and shock upon the reader. Poe studies the mind, and is conscious of the abnormalities of his narrators and he does not condone the intellectual expedient through which they strive, only too earnestly, to justify themselves. He enters the field of the starkly, almost clinically realistic investigation of men who, although they may feel uneasy about their mental states when their tension lets up, are too far gone to understand their mania, let alone to control it (Gargano 171)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Collecting the Evidence From a Crime Scene - Collecting evidence from a crime scene is a crucial aspect of solving crimes. Before evidence can be seized, there must first be a court order approving the search of the crime scene and the seizure of the evidence found at the scene. Standard protocol for officers is for them to always use latex gloves, avoid plastic bags, double wrap small objects, package each object separately, and to collect as much evidence as possible. It is better to have too much evidence than to not have enough. There are countless amounts of evidence that can be found at a crime scene....   [tags: criminology, blood stains]
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Mr. Snuffles: A Short Story About a Monstrous Creation - ... The now ecstatic scientist began to dance around, laughing and sometimes singing until a trashcan was spilled over, paper and other articles of trash now littered the floor. Too happy to think he quickly walked over to pick up the mess; he put the trashcan back upright and began to pick up the paper, after picking up a rather large piece of a ruined lab coat he was surprised to find a small furry creature the size of a large cat on the floor, hissing at him. The only logical reason he chose to follow was calmly put the lab coat back on the creature and walk away to grab a net and catch the horrendous thing....   [tags: Creature, Scientist] 1187 words
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Terror of The Thing. - ... No mud on the old rickety porch and no footprints in the soft saturated soil. Zebadiah swiftly closed the door, locked it and hurried to resume his seat by the fire. As soon as he sat down the sound of feet hurrying down the stairs echoed through the house. He quickly grabbed an old, well used fire iron. He slowly made his way to the steps moving inch by inch as to not make a sound. He peeked around the wall to gain a look at where the intruder was. Yet nobody was there. Zebadiah hastily went to the mansions dreary cellar and grabbed a bottle of 1868 raspberry brandy....   [tags: personal narrative] 607 words
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Student - Dewey Dell’s conflict Dewey Dell is the fourth child, and the only daughter, of Anse and Addie Bundren in As I Lay Dying. “Dewey Dell monologues are characterized with unarticulated wishes, powerful but poorly misunderstood emotions, and weakness.” From the dialogue, Darl said to Dewel Dell that Addie is going to die and she will die before they get back from the lumber job. Based on the story As I Lay Dying, does Dewey Dell hates Darl or she doesn’t. If yes, what is the reason....   [tags: essays research papers] 843 words
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The Use of Various Media Techniques to Deceive the Audience in The Sixth Sense - The Use of Various Media Techniques to Deceive the Audience in The Sixth Sense “The Sixth Sense” is a mystery film which utilizes many deceptive and shocking tactics in order to shock the audience and fascinate the audience. It invites the them into the film by using the characters emotions to bring the film to a much more personal level, a level which in many ways the audience can associate with. By using a, what seems like, perfectly happy couple having an “evening in”, and turning it into a truly horrific sequence of events which result in the death of Malcolm....   [tags: Papers] 1370 words
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Biography of Gregory Rusputin - Biography of Gregory Rusputin Gregory Rusputin was born into a Siberian family on the 10th of January 1869. He spent his early adult life becoming a monk and wandering Russia. After the first Russian revolution in 1905, Rasputin had gained access to the inner circle as the last in a long line of majestics. Also his astounding ability to cease the bleeding of royal couple King Tsar Nicholas II and Alexandra's son, caused by haemophilia, made him indispensable to them. Between this time and 1914 he was known as a kind person who charmed everybody that he met, and soothed the distressed women who were his disciples....   [tags: Free Essays] 403 words
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Analyzing the Opening Sequence of the Film Twister - Analyzing the Opening Sequence of the Film Twister The title of the film is “Twister”. It comes from the action/drama genre. The director of the film is Jan De Bont. The film “Twister” has a very short story line but has incredible scenes of special effects. The film is about the young girl Jo who grows old and becomes interested in hurricanes because her father died in a hurricane. Jo and her ex husband Bill who is a meteorologist chase tornadoes. He decided to give up chasing tornadoes to become a weather man....   [tags: Papers] 851 words
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Weakness and Greatness in Literature: The Enormous Radio by John Cheever - ... In contrast, Emily Geierson has a “big, squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies.” Emily is a wealth woman before her father past away because Emily’s father has loaned money to the town. In the beginning of the story, Irene is a “pleasant, rather plain girl with soft brown hair and a wide, fine forehead.” She loves listening to music on the radio. “Their radio was an old instrument, sensitive, unpredictable, and beyond repair”, and Jim promises to buy Irene a new radio....   [tags: a rose for emily by william faulkner] 957 words
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The Not So Cinderella Story - ... She had completely forgotten about prom. This was her senior prom and her last high school dance that she would ever have. Sadly, Bethany felt like there was no need to think or worry about it because her mother would never let her go. She also had no shoes or a dress to wear. So instead Bethany went on cleaning. She dusted the shelves and cupboards, mopped and swept the floor, washed the dishes, vacuumed the carpet, washed everybody’s laundry, and made sure every little thing was in the perfect place....   [tags: personal narrative] 1209 words
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The Assassin - Original Writing - The Assassin - Original Writing The silvery shadow could be seen up against the dark wall of the damp, dimly lit cellar, it oozed a musky smell of mould and there was a distinct waft of a dead forest floor. The walls were covered with peeling paint and dark, aged wallpaper. The cellar was carpet less, just old, wooden floorboards and a dirty rug in the corner. The shadow of a man, around six feet tall was quite skinny, with long arms and legs and dressed in a smart, long black coat....   [tags: Papers] 1009 words
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Childhood Memories: My Top Secret Laboratory - How many children have their own top-secret laboratory at the age of eight. Deep in the cellar of our family home were stored a great variety of discarded machines and components, random materials, and my father’s collection of tools. I took advantage of this neglected and forgotten underground space to create a fully functional laboratory and workshop where I was free to imagine and perform scientific experiments. I created my own curriculum of scientific study, I learned at my own pace and in my own way....   [tags: Personal Narrative 2014] 800 words
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A Christmas Carol - A Christmas Carol Lots of people take great pleasure in listening or telling ghost stories. People enjoy this because it gives them a chance to tell people maybe some of their own experiences, stories or their ideas. Some of these may be very scary and some may only be mildly scary. It is also a good way of socialising as you are talking to people and sharing experiences that people may find extremely interesting, resulting in them thinking you are very intellectual, as telling stories can be more in depth than just having a conversation....   [tags: English Literature] 2137 words
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Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar - Feminist Thought - The Bell Jar  - Feminist Thought The Bell Jar   This autobiographical novel by Sylvia Plath follows the story of Esther Greenwood, a third year college student who spends her summer at a lady's fashion magazine in Manhattan. But despite her high expectations, Esther becomes bored with her work and uncertain about her own future. She even grows estranged from her traditional-minded boyfriend, Buddy Willard, a medical student later diagnosed with TB. Upon returning to her hometown New England suburb, Esther discovers that she was not selected to take a Harvard summer school fiction course, and subsequently starts to slip into depression....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism] 694 words
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The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" is an observation on the male oppression of women in a patriarchal society. The story itself presents an interesting look at one woman's struggle to deal with both mental and physical confinement. Through Gilman's writing the reader becomes aware of the mental and physical confinement, which the narrator endures, and the overall effect and reaction to this confinement. The story begins with the narrator’s description of the physically confining elements surrounding her....   [tags: essays research papers] 713 words
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Narrative Writing - Narrative Writing The young girl remained motionless by the tree, and Gabriel descended into the village of Weatherbury. She sat there, still looking at the stars. Oak had faded into the distance. She began walking slowly in the direction of Weatherbury. She arrived in the silence of night. Nothing or no-one were around. The temperature had plummeted way below zero. She began to feel the bitterness of the cold as only a hooded cloak was her cover. Fanny decided to seek shelter, and crept quietly, not wanting to wake anybody in the village, towards the local inn....   [tags: Papers] 724 words
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A Satirical Expedition in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - ... Dickens portrays that Pip did need his sister to live. Despite being brought up by hand by the tickler, an umbrella which caused pain instead of laughter against what its name suggests, Pip acknowledged Mrs. Joe for the small motivation to continue as the last living family member. On the other hand, with Joe and Magwitch, Dickens satirizes their underclass and incapability in grammar by changing the letter v to w and deliberately spelling their dialogue incorrectly in most of their speech. For example Dickens alters Joe’s speech to convey his lower class in, “a wisit might not prove unacceptabobble.” (464)....   [tags: staire, faults, critcisms, orphan, irony]
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Beauty in Photoshop by Adobe Commercial - ... Rosten portrays the audience motives and desires by giving form to the individuals inner lying desires, showing what the individual privately yearns for. Rostens goal is to tug at the audience psychological shirts sleeves and slow them down long enough for a couple of words to sell the product. In the video the models say “experience a whole new you”, “it’s you perfected”. This tells the audience that this product could help you look better and boost your self-esteem. Not to mention all the beautiful models that dance happily in the video to appeal to the audience emotions and to show how easy it could be by purchasing Photoshop....   [tags: love, comfort, staire, hyperbole, emotional]
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