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William Butler Yeats’ The Magi - William Butler Yeats’ The Magi     Briefly stated, William Butler Yeats’ The Magi is a poem about people who, upon reaching old age, or perhaps just older age, turn to God and the spiritual world for fulfillment and happiness. We are told in the footnote to this poem that, after writing The Dolls, Yeats looked up into the blue sky and imagined that he could see "stiff figures in procession". Perhaps after imagining these figures, Yeats debated within himself whom these pictures could represent....   [tags: Magi]
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The Role of the Nativity in Magi and Carol of the Brown King - The Role of the Nativity in "Magi" and "Carol of the Brown King"    What were the Three Wise Men searching for when they followed the North Star. They were obviously seeking the Christ child, but they were also searching for the truth and righteousness that he represents. Sylvia Plath in her poem "Magi" and Langston Hughes in his poem "Carol of the Brown King" discuss the merit of their respective minority groups through allusions to the nativity. Plath uses the journey to discuss both the ignorance of philosophers' quest for the "truth" and its neglect of females, and Hughes uses the righteousness of the nativity to emphasize the importance of blacks....   [tags: Magi Carol Brown King Essays] 635 words
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A Continuation of The Gift Of The Magi - It was one week from Della's 30th birthday and Jim didn't have enough money to buy her a present. "Well," Jim thought, “if I don't have a watch then why should I have a chain for one?” So, he sold his watch chain in order to have money for Della's present. “Now, what do I buy Della?” he asked himself. “I think I'll go to the flea market and look for something, because one little rusty old chain won't buy me very much,” Jim stated as he started riding his bicycle to the market. At the market Jim found many things, some very pretty and expensive, some very pretty and cheap, and some just plain ugly things that had been there awhile and always would be until they were finally thrown away....   [tags: The Gift Of The Magi] 1310 words
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Journey of the Magi - ... He uses pejorative vocabulary in order describes the season: “Just the worst time of the year”. (v.2) “deep and sharp weather” (v.4) “the very dead of winter” (v.5). Not only the Three Kings seem to be tired and upset about their adventure, but their camels as well. They were “lying down in the melting snow” (v.7) “galled, sore-footed and refractory”. The role of this enumeration is to insist on the animal’s physical fatigue and also to show that both human and animals were affected by the weather conditions....   [tags: Literary Analysis, T.S Eliot] 850 words
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Journey Of The Magi - T.S. Eliot’s Journey of the Magi This Christmas poem is about the Epiphany and was created the very year of Eliot’s conversion to Christianity (Fleisner, 66). Therefore the theme of religion is an important one if we are to analyse the poem correctly. In the book of Ephesians in the Bible, Paul describes the rebirth of the world upon Christ’s death, emphasising the Ephesians’ new life (2:4-5). This theme of death and rebirth is present in the poem Journey of the Magi, which, I will argue, is structurally and internally divided into three stages; corresponding to the Sacrament of Penance: contrition (guilt), confession and satisfaction....   [tags: essays research papers] 1245 words
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The Gift of Magi - <<The Gift of Magi>>,one of O.Henry's most famous short fictions, is a simple but moving story. It told us a very beautiful love story. The mistress of the home-Della had such beautiful hair that "if the Queen of Sheba had lived in the flat across the airshaft, she would have let her hair hang out the window some day to dry just to depreciate Her Majesty's jewels and gift." But she is often tortured with poverty. It took her several months to save one dollar and eighty-seven cents....   [tags: American Literature] 430 words
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Adoration of the Magi by di Nardo - Iconographical Analysis: di Nardo, “Adoration of the Magi” The painting “Adoration of the Magi” by di Nardo portrays the three Magi approaching the baby Jesus and the Virgin Mary. However, there is much more to it than just this familiar scene from Judeo-Christian lore. When approaching this painting in order to analyze it iconographically, it is necessary to first look at all aspects of the form. If this aspect is ignored, it provides for an incomplete analysis of the painting. Once this is looked at, the iconography of the painting becomes much clearer, and it is easier to compare the painting to the actual biblical text from which it was derived (Gospel of St....   [tags: Iconographical Analysis Art Artwork] 1326 words
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Analysis of the Journey of the Magi - The Journey of the Magi by TS Elliot centres around one of the three Wise Men who travelled to Bethlehem shortly after his birth bringing him gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. The poem has many different hidden meanings but they are all based around a common theme of faith. A common interpretation of the poem is that Elliot wrote about his experiences in converting to Christianity and put them into the context and mind frame of one of the Magi. This interpretation seems to fit very well. In the first section, of which there are three, the magus describes the physical aspects of the "long journey"; the "weather sharp", the "camels galled, sore-footed", "sleeping in snatches." Elliot is discussing the difficulties that he had on his quest for faith....   [tags: Poetry] 587 words
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Analysis of O'Henry's Short Story, The Gift of the Magi - O’Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” O. Henry’s short story “The Gift of the Magi,” is about a couple who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. The story takes place on Christmas Eve in a furnished apartment at eight dollars a week. I feel that the narrator mocks Jim and Della for being poor. “It did not beggar description, but it certainly had that word on the lookout for the mendicancy squad.” (O. Henry 165). Della and Jim’s income shrunk from thirty dollars a week to twenty dollars a week causing them a great deal of financial problems....   [tags: literary criticism, literary analysis] 902 words
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Comparing Journey of the Magi by Eliot and Pygmalion by Shaw - T. S. Eliot’s poem ‘Journey of the Magi’ is rich in content, imagery, symbolism and above all Biblical References. The poem throws some powerful questions to all the readers and seeks answers from them. This poem is very deep and hard to understand at the very first reading. Its charm lies in its complexity and ambiguity. Here the poet talks about journey of three wise men from East and their struggle. Their journey starts at a very tough time of the atmosphere – “the worst time of the year” and that makes the task altogether more difficult....   [tags: T.S. Eliot G.B. Shaw] 1142 words
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Renewal in Yeats' Second Coming and Eliot's Journey of the Magi - Renewal in Yeats' Second Coming and Eliot's Journey of the Magi         Both William Butler Yeats' "Second Coming" and T.S. Eliot's "Journey of the Magi" present a renewal process, but each one focuses on different goals and subjects; Eliot on a particular person's transformation, whereas Yeats predicts a renovation of the entire world as a result of an escalation of chaos. And while Yeats attempts to present a definite picture of what he believes will happen at the time of this renovation, as a human being, lack of foresight leaves him to conclude with nothing more than an unanswerable question....   [tags: Second Journey]
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True Meaning of Christmas in The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry - The “Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry is a short story that has an interesting theme. The main themes in this short story are that people do not need money to express love, and the true meaning of Christmas. Things such as the characters, setting, and events contribute to the theme. The characters Della and Jim have very little money, and yet they express their love by each selling their greatest treasures. Della sells her hair and Jim sells his watch. If they were both wealthy people, the story would have most likely have changed for the worse....   [tags: essays research papers] 378 words
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Women in Poverty in the Novels The Necklace Guy de Maupassant and The Gift of the Magi - The Central Characters of Both These Stories Are Women Who Live In Poverty But React to Their Circumstances in Very Different Ways. What Point Is Each Writer Trying To Make. Both of these stories are about women and their husbands who live in poverty. One of the wives is not bothered about how they live and the other wife is very bothered about how she is living poverty as "she let herself marry a junior clerk in the Ministry of public Instruction". Both of these stories have a beginning like any other good story as it describes the characters and how they think about life but they both have the twist at the end which I think the turns the reader around or could confuse younger readers....   [tags: English Literature] 688 words
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Voice in T.S. Eliot's The Hippopotamus, The Hollow Men, and Journey of the Magi - Voice in T.S. Eliot's The Hippopotamus, The Hollow Men, and Journey of the Magi Poetry has meaning. This meaning is usually a message, and a message is projected though a voice. When we read poetry we hear this voice. The voices projected in the T.S. Eliot poems 'The Hippopotamus', 'The Hollow Men' and 'Journey of the Magi' are particularly strong, and the voice carries a lot of meaning to the readers. The voice is three things; the voice of the poetry in relation to Eliot, the voice of the poetry, and the individual reader's interpretation of the voice....   [tags: Papers] 1208 words
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The Eight Themes that O'Henry uses are: - The Eight Themes that O'Henry uses are: Beauty :Della is worried that Jim won't think she is beautiful with short hair, but Jim loves her for more than just her beautiful hair and how she looks. If you really love somebody, they are beautiful no matter how they look. Family :Jim and Della are husband and wife and they love each other. Jim's watch was given to him by his father and has been in his family for many years. Still, he sacrifices it out of love for Della. Giving :Della and Jim both feel that it is important to give nice gifts to each other to express their love....   [tags: English Literature] 1421 words
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A Comparison of Two Stories - ... They each set about secretly in order to secure a gift for the other. Their intent and love in their hearts for each other was so strong that each sacrificed the most precious thing to them in order to secure a gift for the other. In a most interesting twist, each of them purchased something directly tied to what the other sacrificed. The theme of the story being that even though their gifts to each other became useless, the intent of the givers raised each gift’s worth to equal the gifts presented to Baby Jesus by the Magi....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Listening Skills - Listening Skills      The importance of listening effectively is obvious to our everyday activities. The fundamentals of listening appear to be quite simple; however, with a little thought on the matter, the depth of the listening is far from basic. The similarities between hearing and listening can be deceiving. Hearing is a physical process and listening is both physical and psychological. There are several purposes of listening. If you are a good listener, it will be a huge help in school, at work, in relationship, and in other situations....   [tags: Listening Skills Listen Essays] 940 words
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Prospero’s Magic in Shakespeare's The Tempest - Prospero’s Magic in Shakespeare's The Tempest In order to understand the full effect the character of Prospero, in Shakespeare's The Tempest, would have had on the audience, it is important to understand how magic was regarded during the time. During the Tudor and early Stuart periods, interest in magic ran high, and attitudes toward magic were varied and complex. For instance, magic was to be avoided by God-fearing men, but "God permitted magic partly to demonstrate, by its overthrow, his own miraculous powers, and partly as one of the pitfalls that appeared in the world as a result of original sin" (Traister 3)....   [tags: Tempest essays]
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Leonardo da Vinci - Leonardo da Vinci Painter, sculptor, inventor. Born April 15, 1452 near the village of Vinci, Italy. He was the illegitimate son of Ser Piero da Vinci, a prominent notary of Florence, who had no other children until much later. Ser Piero raised his son himself, a common practice at the time, arranging for Leonardo's mother to marry a villager. When Leonardo was 15, his father apprenticed him to Andrea del Verrocchio, the leading artist of Florence and a characteristic talent of the early Renaissance....   [tags: History Biography]
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life - Oh What an Ironic World William Sydney Porter, better known by his pen name O. Henry, was widely known for his short stories. He is often reffered to as the "Master of Short Stories." His stories were filled with twist and irony within the plot. "Some have called him the American Maupassant because of his so well made surprising endings" (Online). In 1908 critic Henry James Forman wrote that "No talent could be more original or more delightful. The combination of technical excellence with whimsical, sparkling wit, abundant humor and a fertile invention is so rare that the reader is content without comparisons" (Nextext Online)....   [tags: essays research papers] 956 words
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Pride In Poetry - “And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility” (Coleridge). Pride effects everyone and everything. It effects the way that we live, the way that we read and the way that we go about things. It hinders people and events. T.S. Eliot seems to have some experience with this word in context. In his two poems, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and “The Journey of the Magi”, there seems to be strong senses of pride and regret of an unfulfilled life. They each make a tour through points in their lives, which seem to have been hard times....   [tags: essays research papers] 850 words
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Compare the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke - Compare and contrast the birth narratives in the Gospel of Matthew and that of the Gospel of Luke. The birth narrative of Matthew begins with a long genealogy of Jesus, which basically shows how Jesus is son of Abraham who is the father of the nation of Israel, and David the King of the Jews. This may not seem important but this genealogy shows how Jesus is connected to the Davidic line. Then we have Mary, who just found out she was pregnant and Joseph decides it is best to divorce her because he wanted to break his union with someone who is pregnant, by someone else....   [tags: Faith Religion bible] 570 words
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Were the African People Partially Responsible for Colonialism? - “The condition of the native is a nervous condition introduced and maintained by the settler among the colonized people with their consent.” Frantz Fanon, 1961, The Wretched of the Earth Fanon’s quote, repeated on the first page of Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga, seems to state that Fanon held the colonized people of Africa partly responsible for the colonial system of governing and, by extension, the oppression of the African people. Fanon notes the silence of Africa in the face of colonialism and her inability or lack of will to act against the colonial governments....   [tags: Colonialism]
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Gothic Art - Gothic Art began in 1137 with the rebuilding of the chair of the abbey church of St. Denis. Gothic Art is the style of art produced in Europe from the Middle Ages up to the beginning of the Renaissance. Typically religious in nature, is especially known for the distinctive arched design of its churches, its stained glass, and its illuminated manuscripts. Gothic, although symbolic, is a lot more anecdotal and naturalistic than Romanesque. In the late 14th century, anticipating the Renaissance, Gothic Art evolved towards a more secular style known as International Gothic....   [tags: essays research papers] 380 words
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Waste Land Essay: Superficiality in The Waste Land - Superficiality in The Waste Land   The Waste Land is concerned with the 'disillusionment of a generation'. The poem was written in the early 1920's, a time of abject poverty, heightening unemployment and much devastation unresolved from the end of WW1 in 1918. Despite this, or because of it, people made a conscientious effort to enjoy themselves. In doing so they lost their direction, their beliefs and their individuality. They were victims of the class system which maintained a system of privilege, snobbery and distrust....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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John Milton's On the Morning of Christ's Nativity - John Milton's On the Morning of Christ's Nativity John Milton was born in 1608 and died in died in 1674. He was by far the most learned man of his time. He influenced men from the Romantic poets to the American Puritans. Moreover, he relied heavily on the historic Christian doctrine of Calvinism. In the first four stanzas of On the Morning of Christ's Nativity Milton paints a beautiful picture of man's redemption in Christ. First, the first four stanzas of Milton's poem have a distinct rhyme scheme....   [tags: On the Morning of Christ's Nativity Essays] 693 words
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Leonardo Da Vinca - Leonardo Da Vinca The illegitimate son of a 25-year-old notary, Ser Piero, and peasant girl, Caterina, Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy, just outside Florence. His father took custody of the little fellow shortly after his birth, while his mother married someone else and moved to a neighboring town. They kept on having kids, although not with each other, and they eventually supplied him with a total of 17 half sisters and brothers. Growing up in his father's Vinci home, Leonardo had access to scholarly texts owned by family and friends....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1423 words
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The gallery report - The gallery report “The poisoning of the American south by Richard Misrach”” Since the late ‘70s, Richard Misrach has been known for his large format, eight by ten inch color photographs of the Nevada desert. His epic series of 18 Cantos or groups, of photographs range from lyrical to political. The west was a vision or absolute purity, Misrach tries to temper that reverence with the truth about mom’s occupation of the land. In 1999, Misrach accepted a commission from Atlanta’s High museum of art as part of their “Picturing the South”....   [tags: Essays Papers] 716 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci's Time in Milan - The objective of this essay is to provide an explanation of Leonardo da Vinci’s life and work as an artist in context with his time spent in Milan. Following an initial introduction to Leonardo’s formative years in Florence (and his apprenticeship to the sculptor and painter Andrea del Verrocchio, 1435-88), I will attempt to explain the significance of his presence in Milan with detailed descriptions of his work there. Giorgio Vasari (1511-74) was also an artist and architect, but is perhaps better known for his book on the lives of well known painters, sculptors and architects (published 1550; from Cimbue to his autobiography which was included in a revised edition): “Vasari's book offers his personal evaluation of the works of these artists, as well as discussions on the state of the arts....   [tags: essays research papers] 2494 words
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Biography of T.S. Eliot - Biography of T.S. Eliot T.S. Eliot changed the face of poetry. He has been regarded as the most celebrated poet of his era. This Nobel Prize winning poet is credited with viewing the world as it appears, without making any optimistic judgements. Despite the ire of Mr. Eliot, it would be safe to regard him as a prophet of doom. His works reflected his frustration with mankind, and the seeming need to be released from this cold world. It was once said, “How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot.” (Time 1) His rather cynical view of man’s accomplishments leads one to regard him as a pessimist who prophesies nothing but doom for mankind....   [tags: Thomas Stearns Eliot Writers Poetry Essays] 4125 words
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Zoroastrianism - Zoroastrianism The Arab world is now dominated by one strong and fierce religion. But, during the dynasties of such nobles as the Achaemenids, a truly noble and proud religion appeared; Zoroastrianism. The word of this religion was brought to the world by the Persian prophet Zoroaster. The origins of the religion and the beliefs of Zoroastrianism were and still are the cornerstone of the religion. During time, the religion depleted in size because of Mohammed, who introduced and brought the faith of Islam into the world....   [tags: Papers] 703 words
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The Rich versus Poor in America - The Rich versus Poor in America America; the land of opportunities. How many times have we heard this phrase in our lives. This is the promise land and here, you will be treated equally and will be guaranteed freedom and justice. Maybe it is so in legal terms. However if we look closely, there are many injustice going on that is not protected by our constitution. Perhaps the most obvious one is the difference between the rich and the poor or the haves and the have-nots. First line in the constitution states; all men are created equal....   [tags: Papers] 925 words
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O. Henry's Writing Style - When people try to describe O. Henry’s writing style, they always use the term “smile with tears,” which implies his twisted way of thoughts and endings about every story. These stories usually end in a humorous but also cruel kind of way. It’s absolutely useful to elevate the artistic thought in writing a thoughtful story. To better understand the brilliant plots of his twisted endings let us begin with one of his most famous stories, The Cop and the Anthem1. In this story, the main character was trying to find shelter for the coming winter by getting himself thrown into prison....   [tags: Author O. Henry] 1058 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci - 1452-1519, Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist, probably the supreme example of Renaissance genius. Born in Vinci, Tuscany, he was the illegitimate son of a Florentine notary and a peasant girl. His precocious artistic talent brought him to Verrocchio's workshop in 1466, where he met Botticelli and Ghirlandaio. The cul mination of his art in this first period in Florence is seen in the magnificent, unfinished Adoration of the Magi (Uffizi), with its characteristic dramatic movement and chiaroscuro....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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The Sins Of Young Goodman Brown - The Sin of Young Goodman Brown It is impossible to fairly analyze Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, "Young Goodman Brown" around a single literary approach. American novelist, essayist, and poet, Herman Melville, once wrote about Hawthorn's short story that it over time, like wine, it only improves in flavor and body (The Life and Works of Herman Melville). Hawthorne's short story continues to get better with age, and carries today's readers into a world filled with a plethora of meanings for them to pick from its symbolism....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne] 1501 words
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The Connection Between Imagery and Paradoxes in Poetry - Ars Poetica, written by Archibald MacLeish, depicts the significance of a poem’s use of imagery in order to convey the author’s intended meaning. “A poem should be wordless, as the flight of birds” (MacLeish 558 l.7-8). A flock of birds does not take much thought to comprehend, rather the sight explains the event itself. This beautiful metaphor presents a suggestion for poets by displaying its effectiveness first hand. Likewise, the poems in “cluster 3” follow the same criterion. In essence, Ars Poetica acts as a guideline for the following poems....   [tags: Imagery, paradoxes, poetry, Ars Poetica,] 1390 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci - There are many popular artists in the world well known for their style in paintings and artwork. One well-known artist, which is very appealing, is Leonardo Da Vinci. He was one of the best creators and artist. He was born in Vinci, Italy just outside Florence in 1452 on April 15 and then later died at age 67 in Amboise, France, in the year of 1519 May 2. His mother was a peasant woman and his father was a notary. His father took custody of him shortly after his birth, while his mother married someone else....   [tags: Biography] 1005 words
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Leonardo da Vinci - The Dark Side - Leonardo da Vinci was an exceptionally talented artist who succeeded in several areas throughout his career in art, in architecture, in science, and in many other disciplines. Even though Leonardo was a talented man, several of his works remained unfinished even after he died, leading him to receive a lot more credit now than he did during his time. He has few known paintings. Other artists often mourn Leonardo’s lack of productivity since his talent was so great (Krull, p. 41); he could have taken advantage of his incredible talent more than he actually did....   [tags: Biography]
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The Gremlin Armageddon Clock - The Gremlin Armageddon Clock The spider weaves his web in thin air. A hornet flies with purpose through the air. His hive mind telling him to collect. Until the moment he realizes he is caught in the spider's web, A web so dense and powerful it forces him into a death rattle. Alarming the hibernating spider. One eye opens fixating on the hornet. Then a second eye, then a third, as all eight eyes bear down on the hornet. The spiders stomach groans in eminent pleasure. The hornet tries one last time to free him self....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2310 words
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The Art of Michelangelo - His hands work quickly and delicately to complete this work of art. Every chiseled muscle would be as smooth as silk, each hair a perfect curl. Sweat dripped from his face and his heart pounded rapidly in his chest as he stepped back to see what he had created. Two years- two long years to finish this piece. What will the result be. He worried that all his work would have been for nothing. Tears swelled in his eyes as he gazed at his work. It was spectacular. The marble seemed to faintly glow in the afternoon sun....   [tags: Biography] 1679 words
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The Italian Ways of Life - Of course everyone loves to have a giant feast on Christmas Day. You wouldn’t even believe all the mouth watering meals and desserts they cook up. Instead of having Christmas Eve on the twenty-fifth Italians have it on the fifth of January. Also, on that night the children will hang up their stockings, like us, but instead of waiting for Santa Claus the children wait for Befana. She’s a witch like character that rides a broom stick, but a good witch. There’s a story that goes along with it too: “Three Wise Men, I re magi, stopped at Befana's hut to ask directions on their way to Bethlehem and asked her to join them....   [tags: Culture ]
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Life in the Middle Ages Depicted in the Book "A World Lit Only by Fire" - The beginning of the middle ages were tough. Liceracy was openly ignored and only one out of every 100 murderers were brought to justice. Even your average game of football could lead to someone’s burial. Even though some deaths were accidental, most were done intentionally. The punishment for most crimes was death. Even if a person lived a healthy life and didn’t commit any crimes they would only live to the age of 30. Men might make it to forty or even 50 but then would look like men who are 80 years old today....   [tags: a world lit only by fire] 969 words
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The Second Set of Doors at the Baptistery - ... Andrea Pisano used this same layout when he created the first set of Baptistery doors, twenty-eight panels arranged in seven rows of four. Both the guilds commissioning the work of art and the artists completing it understood the importance of assistants. By the year of 1407 Ghiberti had employed over twenty-five assistants, including Donatello and Michelozzo. These assistant artists were closely supervised by Ghiberti, often times completing the simpler tasks and leaving the ornate work to the master artist....   [tags: Art History]
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Botticelli - ... Botticelli spent most of his life in Florence. He painted many pictures of mythology. His most famous masterpiece was the Birth of Venus (“Artchive” par 2.). He was devoted to only paint pictures of mythological beings instead of religious subjects. That’s what he was famous for. But in the 1490’s, Botticelli was so inspired by Savonarola’s speech (a famous Dominican reformer) that he changed to only painting religious subjects (“World Book Student” par 3). As a famous artist Botticelli painted the picture of: Madonna of the Magnificent....   [tags: Biography] 1140 words
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About Bethlehem - About Bethlehem Bethlehem is a small town which is not far from Jerusalem. It is a very popular place for Christian pilgrims especially during Christmas because Jesus was born in this town and this was also the birth of Christian faith. Christian pilgrims visit the most important parts of Bethlehem such as the church of Nativity which part of the right altar belonged to the Greek Orthodox church and part of the left belonged to the Armenian church. Although the church of Nativity may not actually mark the spot where Jesus was born it has become an important place for pilgrims....   [tags: Papers] 453 words
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The Setting of Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown - The Setting of “Young Goodman Brown”      This essay will examine the main physical settings within Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, “Young Goodman Brown.” These are four in number and begin and end in the village of Salem. The tale opens at Goodman and Faith Brown’s house, in the doorway where the protagonist is telling his wife goodbye, and where she is trying to dissuade him from his planned adventure on this particular night. Most of the elements in this setting are positive, bright, hopeful: a sunset; a familiar street and home; pink ribbons on Faith’s cap....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB]
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The Setting of Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown - “Young Goodman Brown” – the Setting             Clarice Swisher in “Nathaniel Hawthorne: a Biography” states that “critics of Nathaniel Hawthorne must deal with . . . imagery of light and dark” (13). There are more dimensions to Hawthorne’s setting in “Young Goodman Brown” than light and dark, but these aspects do play a part. It is the purpose of this essay to explore the elements in the setting in this short story: the general locale, the historical time, the social circumstances in which the action occur, and various physical settings in the tale (Abrams 284)....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB]
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