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Comparing the Use of Setting in The Shawl and The Portable Phonograph - Use of Setting in "The Shawl" and "The Portable Phonograph"              In literature, setting is often used to enhance or develop characters, provide realism, and create a mood or atmosphere for a story (Roberts 256). Two short stories, "The Shawl" by Cynthia Ozick and Walter Van Tillburg Clark’s "The Portable Phonograph" explore victims of war in the vivid settings that the authors have created. Although both works are vague as to geographic setting and place in time, the authors’ detailed descriptions of the character’s surroundings envelop the reader and lend an air of authenticity to the tales (Kauvar 180)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Walter Van Tilburg Clark’s The Portable Phonograph - Walter Van Tilburg Clark’s “The Portable Phonograph,” In Walter Van Tilburg Clark’s “The Portable Phonograph,” the author makes setting play a major role in understanding the action of the characters within the story. Clark, a writer and an English Professor, lived from 1909 to 1971. During that time, he lived through both World Wars at a relatively young age, which may have influenced this story. Clark has excellent use of setting to make the atmosphere needed and set the proper mood, so this story is credible....   [tags: essays research papers] 939 words
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Perserving the Classics in the Portable Phonography by Walter Van Tilburg Clark - “When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted, or take them with gratitude.” This quote by G. K. Chesterson, representing people’s struggle to show future generations what life was like by preserving classics. This is shown by the phonograph in “The Portable Phonograph” by Walter Van Tilburg Clark. “The Portable Phonograph” has many examples of symbolism including the portable phonograph, the needle, the records, the lead pipe, the books, and elements of setting including the prairie, the cell and the cell block, and the black cloud strips....   [tags: objects, symobolic, setting] 948 words
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Portable Capilary Electrophoresis Insturment - Portable instrumentations for field analysis is growing rapidly due to its availability of results, elimination of complications with sample storage and transport, and better cost effectiveness than conventional benchtop analytical systems. Portable analytical instruments need to have compact size, lightweight, robustness, and low power consumption along with automation of operation.1 Capillary electrophoresis (CE) is the separation of a mixture into its components by a strong electric field imposed between the two ends of a narrow capillary tube filled with electrolyte solution, which separated solutions by differences in mobility without the presence of stationary phase.2 With advantageous p...   [tags: portable instrumentation for field analysis]
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The Potential Harm of Today's Portable Electronics - Cell phones and other portable electronics are here to stay, becoming more advanced and impressive each day. The way people live and interact with others on a day to day basis is changing thanks to portable electronics, such as cell phones. Portable electronics, however, should be used responsibly, for portable electronics may be just as dangerous as helpful; for instance, one’s behavioral development may become prolonged or poor; one’s mental and physical health may suffer or deteriorate; one’s social skills may become ineffective or weak; and one’s field and sense of surroundings may become impaired....   [tags: Cell Phons, Portable Electronics]
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What Led to The Invention of the Phonograph? - During the second industrial revolution in the late 1800's, mass production and manufacturing of goods began to rapidly expand. With these changes also came a change in fuel sources, which began moving towards more modern forms such as petroleum and electricity. With theses changes in production and power came new possibilities and ideas. Many great thinkers became invested technological advancement by leveraging the changes that came with the second industrial revolution. Thomas Edison came to be one of America's greatest inventors during this time....   [tags: industrial revolution, Thomas Edison] 848 words
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Invention of the Phonograph - Invention of the Phonograph The idea of the phonograph came from the man who invented the light bulb. Thomas Alva Edison is one of the greatest inventors of all time decided to create this invention. In 1877, Edison was working on a machine that would decipher telegraphic messages to paper tape. He used a diaphragm with an embossing point. This would be held onto a moving paraffin paper. Thus when spoken into it, the vibrations made indentations on it. Edison decided to change the idea by using a tin foil wrapped metal cylinder instead of the paper....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1167 words
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Use of Photographs in This Is a Photograph of Me and Photograph, 1958 - Use of Photographs in This Is a Photograph of Me and Photograph, 1958          At first glance, "This Is a Photograph of Me" by Margaret Atwood and "Photograph, 1958" by Patricia Young are strikingly similar works in that both poems utilize the imagery of a photograph as a communication device however, upon closer examination  they differ markedly in the approach each poet takes in utilizing this same device.  The similarities between these two poems are immediately obvious to the reader; both poems are written by female poets,  both poems have the poet as the speaker,  both poems describe how the poet feels about herself, and both poems utilize the photograph as a device to convey their...   [tags: Photograph] 1244 words
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Portable Digitial Devices for Adolescents - ... This trend flourished with the expansion of online gaming, which allowed companies to essentially disguise product advisements in online games. These subliminal advertisements attract children to their products, utilizing a child’s purchasing power (Mazzarella 25). According to Sandra Calvert, the use of transmedia allows advertising firms to apply innovative marketing techniques through online advertising and stealth marketing techniques (Calvert 205). Stealth advertising is when marketers want to disguise the objective for the advertisement....   [tags: investigations, ability, environment, eating] 724 words
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Evaluating Portable Hand Controls - Evaluating Portable Hand Controls At the beginning of January, Mrs. Jones broke her right ankle, had surgery on it, and she was left with a cast that stretched up to her knee. For the next several weeks, she was at the mercy of family and friends to take her back and forth, for there is no such thing as public transportation in this little town. Feeling desperate and trapped led her to seek out another avenue to get around without having to rely on others for transportation. Having knowledge of the fact that they do have devices for the disabled led her to investigate whether or not this would be a viable choice for someone such as herself....   [tags: driving, safe, transportation] 725 words
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Top Five Latest Portable Computers - When it comes to a portable computer, the last thing you want is a junk heap that can't do what you need it to do. The latest portable computers shown here will help you to stay on the cutting edge of technology. Then you will be able to keep that ever-important competitive edge that makes you the best at what you do. To show you the best portable computers currently on the market we'll look at the top five portable computers. We'll look at each one and the features that they come with and then discuss approximate cost....   [tags: Core Processor, Memory, Graphics]
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The Evolution of Portable Music Devices and How They Impact Society - Between 1877 and 1925, there was an acoustic era. Acoustics is a branch of science introduced by Joseph Sauveur in the early eighteenth century (Chanan 22). Music was acoustically made using pure instruments and raw recordings. In 1925, headphones were introduced, which brought about the electrical era (Taylor 12). By the 1920s, more than 150 companies were making records and record players, which played discs. The discs were typically seven inches in diameter and played at a speed of 78 revolutions per minute....   [tags: music industry and listening technology]
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Portable Personal Water Filter is an Essential in Today's Home - ... The Survival Straw removes things such as: bacteria, protozoa, cysts, algae, spores, sediment, and viruses. It also reduces heavy metal ingestion. This product meets the United States purification standards and includes a two year manufacturer’s guarantee. The life of this product is approximately 400 gallons and it comes with a back flush plunger to ensure the maximum life of the straw. The manufacturer advertises this product for use in emergency outdoor conditions, while traveling, and during disaster circumstances....   [tags: technology, bacteria, purifier] 1238 words
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Childhood Purity vs. Knowledge of Maturity: Review of Photograph Virginia at 6 by Sally Mann - Sally Mann has a gift of pushing buttons—critics and random people alike. Whether those buttons ignite a flame of hate or generate a spark of fascination, a strong reaction is guaranteed. Mann, once again, delivers a thought-provoking piece with Virginia at 6, where she effectively manages lines, value and contrast to illustrate a stimulating battle between childhood purity and the vanity and knowledge that comes with maturity. In Virginia at 6, Virginia, the child, poses nude with her arms comfortably shaped in a triangle over her head, body determinedly arched....   [tags: photograph, lines, youth] 701 words
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Portable MRIs Provider Based Delivery - A provider-based-delivery using portable MRIs can be an invaluable tool towards the diagnosis and management of patients and should be readily available as an important diagnostic modality. Experts say 15 percent of this country’s health-care dollar is spent on diagnostic imaging (B. Moe, 2004). Doctors can get highly refined images of the body’s interior without surgery using MRI. By using strong magnets and pulses of radio waves to manipulate the natural magnetic properties in the body, this technique makes better images of organs and soft tissues than those of other brain scanning technologies....   [tags: Healthcare Technology MRI] 1438 words
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The Impact of Web 2.0 on Portable Media and the Development of Future Technologies - The argument presented in this research paper is to discuss the importance of the history of portable media and comparing it between present and future technologies. By laying the foundation for portable media the cellphone created possibilities and room for innovation. Studying past patterns to reflect on past historical milestones which have created a foundation for technologies to evolve from and adapt to by doing so this will predict how much sooner new technology will be available. With the integration of Web 2.0 in today’s world it proves to be the greatest factor in the advancement of all technology, It has become the single most important factor in determining where technology is and...   [tags: Technology ]
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Efficacy of Portable Head CT Scan in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit - Introduction: Portable Computed Tomography (CT) studies are an important component used to manage, assess and diagnose CNS diseases, and acute brain injuries, in the Neuroscience ICU (NICU). The portable device is designed specifically for head and neck scans for critically ill patients that are at risk for complications and increased morbidity during intrahospital transportation. Research has found evidence which substantiates that intrahospital transport of patients with brain injuries can impact their outcomes....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Truth Is in the Photograph - Can you imagine the horrible living conditions The Drought caused in rural America during the Great Depression. "[Agriculture] produced the very stuff of life on which... the nation's industry, society, and culture fed, physically and even psychologically" The Drought first evoked on the eastern area of our country in 1930, by 1934 it reached southern and Midwestern America. The Drought was caused by poor farming techniques, farmers would over harvest, plant and plow and allow their cattle and sheep overgraze which caused the land to become weak....   [tags: drought, dust, bowl, farming, poverty] 855 words
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Technology and entertainment is Always On - Technology has completely changed the culture of this world. We live in a world where our lives are constantly in motion because of portable devices. Different forms of technology have changed the way and the places that information is accessed. Fast entertainment is now the center of everyone's day. Mostly everything in our lives has something to do with entertainment. We are all seeking and craving entertainment all throughout the day just like fast food. Reading the article “Fast Entertainment and Multitasking in an Always-on World” by S....   [tags: portable devices, technological advancements]
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Observation of a Photograph - Observation of a Photograph Observation is a valuable and rich source for gathering data for a qualitative study. It offers the researcher firsthand insight into a phenomenon by personally experiencing the same through his/her five senses (Creswell, 2013). It not only provides an inquirer with the opportunity to document participants, activities, settings, behaviors, and other aspects by directly observing them, but also permits him/her “to better understand and capture the context within which people interact” (Patton, 2002, p....   [tags: researcher, details, setting]
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Raymond Carver's poem Photograph of My Father In His 22nd Year - The Theme of Raymond Carver's poem "Photograph of My Father In His 22nd Year" Growing up we all had expectations of who we should be imposed upon us by our parents. Whether or not we achieved those expectations upon reaching adulthood isn't really the final outcome. There is a greater lesson learned regardless of how we benefited from the imposition. And that realization is what truly shapes our final character. Raymond Carver entertains this topic in his poem, "Photograph of My Father in His Twenty-second Year." In this poem Carver provides us with a beautifully touching slice of life that is not only flawless in writing and technique, but that connects and emotionally evokes...   [tags: Photograph of My Father In His 22nd Year] 1000 words
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Wisdom of Parents in the Poem, Photograph of My Father In His Twenty-Second Year - Wisdom of Parents in the Poem, Photograph of My Father In His Twenty-Second Year We have all grown up hearing our parent's advice "Do as I say, not as I do". When your parents give this advice you do not always listen at first, but later on in life you may catch yourself using it. I believe it is very important value, respect and listen to what your parent's say; their experience with life is their major tool in shaping their children into adults. Parents have lived life longer than their children that is a fact....   [tags: Photograph of My Father In His Twenty-Second Year] 1154 words
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Technology in the Classroom - ... The internet system strictly forces students to only use technology in educational settings and prohibits them to turn educational experiences into games. The integration of technology in classrooms, will allow students to develop skills crucial for the 21st century. Especially, students will learn workplace skills that they will need in order to be successful in their futures. If students are introduced to technology at a young age, by the time they are in a career, technology will not be a barrier to pursue their dreams....   [tags: portable digital assistants in education]
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Portable Head CT Scan and its Effect on Intracranial Pressure (ICP), Cerebral Perfusion Pressure (CPP), and Brain Oxygen - A portable Computed Tomography (CT) is used to manage and diagnose CNS diseases, and acute brain injuries, in the Neuroscience ICU (NICU), for example, Traumatic Brain Injuries(TBI), acute strokes, (transient ischemic attack) TIA’s, and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). CT studies are an important component in the assessment and management of patients with brain injuries. The portable device is designed specifically for head and neck scans for critically ill patients that are at risk for complications and increased morbidity during intrahospital transportation....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Documentation and Fabrication in Phonography - Documentation and Fabrication in Phonography ABSTRACT: In most general terms, my paper is about the mixture of agendas in the recording industry, where documentation, with its apparently educational implications, becomes difficult to distinguish from a range of distinct, even opposed, goals—which I group under the heading "fabrication." After a few historical remarks, I develop the concept of what I call works of phonography (WPs)—that is, sound-constructs created by the use of recording machinery....   [tags: Music Essays] 6235 words
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Dorothy Parker's Bold and Controversial Legacy and Writing Style - Dorothy Parker’s poems in The Portable Dorothy Parker vary from humorous commentary on romance to social critique, but her format holds on to the rigidity of older styles. While several writers choose this time period to step outside of the normal confines of writing norms, Parker retains a vintage format of strict end-rhymes and polished line lengths. Her use of comedic devices lines up with the typical craft choices that emerged in the twentieth century; however, her approach is much different than anything else of her time....   [tags: The Portable Dorothy Parker, Poetic Analysis]
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Visual Analysis of Davis's Photograph - Memories can be as short-lived as the moments that created them. The recollection of events and the deterioration of memories over time is a constant process that cannot be stopped. This inevitable passing of memory is fused to the inevitable passing of human life. Emily Davis’s still life photograph of wineglasses is reflective and fragmented, allowing the image to act as a metaphor for this fleeting aspect of memory through its own memory-like qualities. The photograph is also symbolic of the transience of human life through the use of the traditional symbol of the wineglass, ultimately serving as memento mori....   [tags: Art Analysis] 705 words
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Shaping Perception through a Photograph - Against a bleak backdrop, U.S troops stand thrusting an American flag into the grey skies. The shards of wreckage at their feet speak of the arduous journey these soldiers had taken to reach the summit of the mountain. Despite the grim setting on the ground, the American flag waves on in a perfect manner swaying along with the wind gusts. As a photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal in 1945, this image of U.S troops raising a flag in Iwo Jima during World War II served as a symbol of hope and victory for the American public during the gruesome end to war....   [tags: Susan Sontag's essay]
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Thomas Edison - What do you use to see at night. You probably said some form of light containing a light bulb of some kind. Well, before Thomas Edison came along people used gas lamps, and fire to see. Thomas Edison was person who revolutionized the world with his amazing invention of the incandescent light bulb, and he also had other revolutionary inventions. Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio (Edison’s Light bulb). His parents were Samuel and Nancy Edison, and he was the last of seven children....   [tags: lightbulb, invention, phonograph, motion picture]
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War Photograph and War Photographer - “Feeling sorry for her”. Kate Daniels uses the iconic photo of the child, hurt in a napalm attack on a Vietnam village who is screaming in pain and fear, to show the extent of the suffering that innocent civilians have to go through in war time. She wants people to be aware of the pain and to show what the reality is like for them in the war, focusing on the horrors in particular. The poem uses this to instil emotions such as sympathy and compassion but also to make people feel appalled by the war....   [tags: Horrors of War]
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Modern Photograph and Realism - ... There is contrast between textures of liquid water, grainy dirt, smooth plants, and the hard rough mountains. In 1930, Walker Evans beautiful yet haunting photograph, "Factory Street in Amsterdam, New York,” documents the effects of the great depression. This image almost looks like an alley. Due to the wet glossy floors you can tell it was previously raining. The first thing to catch your attention is the long road receding infinitely, leading your eyes from the foreground to the background creating maximum depth of field like in Shore's photo....   [tags: change, happiness, love, freedom, social] 941 words
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The Power of the Photograph - The Power of the Photograph On the wall of my dorm room hangs a photograph that was taken at my paternal grandmother’s house. I’m on Grandma’s lap, and my sister is on the floor. I appear to be about two or three years old. It is after supper, and Grandma is reading to me.      This photograph is interesting to me because it reflects two points that Michelle Citron makes in her book, Home Movies. First, the person taking the picture is asserting control over the interpretation of the memory. Second, there are clues within the frame that signify what has actually been left out of the frame....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 579 words
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IMPEDANCE MATCHED COMPACT ZIGZAG MULTIBAND INVERTED-F ANTENNA FOR WI-FI, MOBILE WIMAX, BLUETOOTH AND WLAN OPERATIONS IN PORTABLE DEVICES - Multiband loaded inverted-F antennas suitable to be applied in a portable device as an internal antenna having high gain property for mobile WiMAX , Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and WLAN operations are presented. Numerical simulation is carried out using method of moments in Numerical Electromagnetic Code (NEC-2). The proposed dual inverted-F antenna is suitable for 3.5/5 GHz and compact triple band inverted-F antenna is for 2.4/3.5/5.2 GHz operations. Total areas occupied by the antennas are 24mm×37mm and 29mm×37mm in case of dual IFA and triple IFA respectively....   [tags: Technology]
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The Laptop Computer - "Alan Kay has remarked that had Vannevar Bush enjoyed working in all-night coffee shops, he would have invented the portable computer." (Press, 1993, p.31) The laptop computer has had a tremendous impact in the areas of business, education, government, and personal use. The emergence of portable computing and the laptop computer can be traced to the introduction of the personal computer itself. In 1975, the MITS Altair 8800 was introduced. The Altair is recognized as being the first commercially successful personal computer and the launching point for the personal computer revolution (Sysop, n.d.)....   [tags: Mobile Computing Portable]
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Behavioral Influences of a Materialistic Attitude in Literature - ... The young girl “wished for dresses like those [her] friend Lonnie had”. She is very jealous of small things that others possess and she does not. The teenage girl blames all her popularity problems on her mother, simply because her dress for the dance is not stylish. In her mind, she lashes out at her mother, even wishing that she didn’t have a one, like her friend Lonnie. In the girl’s house, even with company present, “her mother wore no corset or stockings, … her legs were marked with lumps of blue-green veins.” Everything that the young girl dislikes about her mother is derived from materialistic and cosmetic desires and expectations....   [tags: greed, violence, misunderstanding]
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Critical Analysis on a Tina Modotti Photograph - Critical Analysis on a Tina Modotti Photograph Tina Modotti was from a very poor working class society. She was brought up in the northeast part of Italy, in Udine, Friuli. She was born at the tail end of the industrial revolution, in 1896. However, you could say, by all means, that her village hadn't changed the slightest since the seventh century. She lived vigorously throughout her childhood, working endless hours in a silk-textile factory to earn a cash flow and to support the family through starvation....   [tags: Papers] 733 words
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Gandhi at His Spinning Wheel - “Some photographs are destined to be ruined or forgotten. Some photographs are destined to be remembered and cherished. Such as his infamous portrait which almost did not make it.” (1946) Life Magazine. I am going to be analysing the historical story behind the photograph Gandhi at his Spinning Wheel. This black and white portrait photograph was taken by Margaret Bourke- White in 1946. His real name is Mahatma Gandhi; he was one of the most important figures of the 20th century. Gandhi’s overall appearance made people question their views of him....   [tags: photograph, India, independence] 736 words
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