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The Role of the Chorus in Ancient Greek Plays - The Role of the Chorus in Ancient Greek Plays *Works Cited Not Included In ancient Greek plays, the role of the chorus was to sing lyrical passages. The lyrical passages were set up by the writer and the chorus would then perform dance movements to compliment those lyrics. In today's day and age, it is the cast members in many musicals who depict the role as the chorus. However, in some cases, the chorus also helps assist the modern reader in interpreting ancient terminology used during that period....   [tags: Papers] 552 words
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An Analysis of Marlow's Dr. Faustus - In 1564 Christopher Marlow was born in Canterbury. His father was a shoemaker, and it was only through scholarships that Marlow was able to attain his education. He attended Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he wrote Tamburlaine. According to The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Marlow wrote Dr. Faustus in the last stages of his life. Christopher Marlow only lived to be twenty-nine years old; he was killed in London during an argument over the bill at a bar (1: 970-971). This essay will discuss the aspects of plot and theme as well as explaining the purpose of the chorus in Christopher Marlow's Dr....   [tags: European Literature] 577 words
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Music Analysis of Under Midnight Skies - Music Analysis of Under Midnight Skies Introduction This piece of music is an expression of loneliness and anxiety for advice. It involves having a variety parts in this piece of music including the choice of instruments and the solo voice coming from the male and female singers. It also includes instruments such as string instruments, woodwind instrument and percussion instrument. “Under Midnight Skies” Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah The opening of this piece arouses instant attention with its smooth and repetitive momentum....   [tags: Papers] 543 words
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Women Who Changed Society Through Theater - Women Who Changed Society Through Theater *No Works Cited Sarah Bernhardt strides across the pages of Susan Glenn’s book like a colossus. In her nine tours of the United States between 1880 and 1918 the French-born actress and master of self-promotion made an indelible impression on the American landscape that transcended the stage. Bernhardt and other turn-of-the-20th-century female performers became leaders of and metaphors for changing gender relations, says UW historian Susan Glenn in her new book Female Spectacle: The Theatrical Roots of Modern Feminism published by Harvard University Press....   [tags: Papers] 592 words
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Creon's Hubris Caused the Conflict of Antigone - Pride is the cause of the main conflict in Sophocles’ play, Antigone. Everyone should have pride, but Creon had too much of it and that blinded him. His pride in his power and abuse of authority was his tragic flaw that ultimately led to his downfall. On the other hand, Antigone takes pride in her beliefs and has the courage to speak out for what she thinks is right. For this, Antigone is seen as an honorable character and the hero of the play. It is shown that there are often two sides to things; pride can be both a source of strength and self-destruction....   [tags: hubris, antigone, sophocles, conflict,] 583 words
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Oedipus - Oedipus, from the play Oedipus the King, is a very unique character whose different aspects are revealed throughout the play. As he talks with characters such as Creon, Jocasta, and Tiresias, we get a well painted portrait of the aspects of Oedipus’ character. The ambitious aspect of Oedipus’ character is revealed through his conversations with the Leader and the Chorus. When the Leader steps up at the beginning of the play to offer suggestions, Oedipus gladly accepts; he asks no one to “hold back” (323) and for everyone to just say whatever information they had on the killing of Laius....   [tags: Character Analysis] 584 words
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The Techniques Luhrmann Uses to Draw his Audience into the Film Romeo and Juliet - The Techniques Luhrmann Uses to Draw his Audience into the Film Romeo and Juliet The film "Romeo and Juliet" is written by William Shakespeare but directed by Baz Luhrmann in this instance. This production was made in 1997. It is a modern film set in today's world therefore it differs from the original Elizabethan setting of 1595. The costumes, scenery and hairstyles are modern whilst the language is the same. The focus of this essay will be to analyse how the opening of the film is directed in order to make it compelling viewing....   [tags: Papers] 583 words
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Staging of a Tragic Drama - “Staging of A Tragic Drama” Much of our knowledge of Greek theater comes from archaeological studies and historical writings of the time. By the 600s B.C., the Greeks were giving choral performances of dancing and singing at festivals. Tradegies were performed as part of an important yearly religious celebration. Greeks then later staged performances in the Theater of Dionysus. Ancient Greek theaters were outdoors, that seated thousands of spectators for annual contests in acting, choral singing, and writing comedy and tradegy....   [tags: essays research papers] 568 words
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Controversy in Greek Tragedy Medea - Controversy in Greek Tragedy Medea The Greek tragedy Medea is a tale of a woman scorn and the wrath that follows. The story is one of outright deceit, crippling revenge and questionable justice. It is typical of Greek tragedies in its simplicity, but atypical in the way it justifies horrific revenge. Medea is one of Euripides' most enduring plays. It and only a handful of others have survived the several thousand years since their conception. Medea is a typical Greek tragedy. The opening monologue sets the stage for the rest of the play, a typical prologue....   [tags: Papers] 571 words
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Messages from Hip-Hop Artists - Messages from Hip-Hop Artists Hip-Hop has come a long way in our generation. From time to time an artist or a video gives a positive or negative message to our viewers. There have been many controversial issues that focus’s on what the rapper is trying to put out. Some people may look at the same song or video, but have a different opinion on it. Artists have different outlooks on things in there life such as the rapper Nas. He has a new song titled “I Know I can”. This song gives a positive message to all viewers, and more importantly the kids....   [tags: Music Essays]
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DMX song Slippin’ - DMX- “Slippin’” The song “Slippin’ “ by artist DMX uses tone, theme and imagery. DMX’s purpose for writing this song was to convey the theme how life in the streets is, and how you can over come life with drugs if you give it all you got. The song begins with the speaker talking about problems he is having with his mom, and that’s when he decides to run away from home. Then it moves on to when he is on the streets by himself, and that is when his problems begin to worsen. In the first stanza, the speaker starts talking about the problem he is having with his mom....   [tags: essays research papers] 562 words
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Music Analogy - “The final years of the 1970’s saw the emergence of a new style of pop music that would continue in popularity into the early 1980’s. This music was known, by its fans at that time, as New Wave” (http://www.erols.com/alloyd/adam2.htm). “New Wave” had a particular style that utilized the synthesizer as a main instrument. The synthesizer was a machine that electronically produced music. It gave a certain artificial and metallic feel to the music. The Cure and Erasure, bands formed during that period of time, were some of the bands that implemented the synthesizer into their music....   [tags: essays research papers] 597 words
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Antigone: Anarchist and Martyr - In Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone is both an anarchist and a martyr, for different reasons. First off, there are many reasons that the girl could be considered an anarchist. An anarchist is one who wishes for no government, no higher power. So, there are many reasons why one could consider the girl an anarchist. The most obvious of these reasons being that she disobeyed the law, the law set by the king of Thebes, Creon. This law consisted of not being allowed to bury the man Polyneices, who was a traitor to Thebes, gathering an army after he was banished from his home city, to attack them, and then going to war against the city....   [tags: Ancient Literature] 550 words
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To Pledge or Not to Pledge---Is That the Question? - Take a moment to recall some of the patriotic symbols that help embody the spirit of our nation: the bald eagle, the Statue of Liberty, or even the national anthem. Among others promoting the civic duties and democratic virtues prized by our American society, nothing has caused as much controversy as the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools. At the start of a new school day, every classroom of a government run school would be ringing with the chorus of America’s youth delivering the pledge in an almost autonomous way....   [tags: Pledge of Allegiance ] 574 words
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Korn Lyric Interpretation - Korn Lyric Interpretation F r e a k O n A L e a s h Something takes a part of me. Something lost and never seen. Every time I start to believe, Something's raped and taken from me... from me. Life's got to always be messing with me. (You wanna see the light) Can't they chill and let me be free. (So do I) Can't I take away all this pain. (You wanna see the light) I try to every night, all in vain... in vain. Sometimes I cannot take this place. Sometimes it's my life I can't taste. Sometimes I cannot feel my face....   [tags: Papers] 554 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as a Play Of Opposites - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as a Play Of Opposites In the play Romeo & Juliet, William Shakespeare utilizes opposites in both the thoughts and actions of the characters in Romeo and Juliet. Outlined are contrasts of crime and violence versus peace and law, love versus hate, and young versus old. The uses of crime & violence versus peace and law are demonstrated in Act 3, Scene 1. Tybalt and Mercutio exchange remarks back and forth, when Benvolio steps in and encourages them to stop....   [tags: Papers] 555 words
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The Dramatic Techniques Arthur Miller Uses in His Play A View From the Bridge - The Dramatic Techniques Arthur Miller Uses in His Play A View From the Bridge 'A View from the Bridge' was written by Arthur Miller. It is set in the early 1950s, Miller was interested in the lives of dockworkers and longshoremen of New York's Brooklyn harbour, where he had worked and where the story is set. Miller heard the story from a lawyer friend who had mentioned that he knew of a longshoreman who rattled to the immigration Bureau on two brothers, his own relatives, who were living illegally in his home, in order to break the engagement between one of them and his niece....   [tags: Papers] 597 words
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Romeo And Juliet - Fate Or Free Will - The human condition follows the path of fate. Everyone makes choices out of their own free will which affects their life at that time, but will ultimately lead to their pre- determined fate. People inflict their own wounds during their life by the choices that they make. This applies in Romeo and Juliet and plays a major role in Romeo and Juliet’s lives. &quot;A pair of star-crossed lovers&quot; (I, i, 6) In the very opening of the play the chorus is singing about Romeo and Juliet, and predicts their life together as having a star-crossed conclusion....   [tags: essays research papers] 539 words
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The Greek Nyth Prometheus - Hesiod and Aeschylus both tell the tale of Prometheus, the god that stole fire from Olympus and gave it to man. Each author takes a different position on the matter: Hesiod condemns Prometheus and man, while Aeschylus celebrates them, which is evident in several characteristics of the myth. First, the role of the female in the relationship between man and gods in each myth is different. Hesiod, for example describes woman as &#8220;an evil'; created by the gods to punish man for accepting fire....   [tags: essays research papers] 546 words
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To Serve Others through Dentistry - To Serve Others through Dentistry My interest in dentistry is a result of a sincere interest in the profession as well as a strong belief that my personal qualities will allow me to contribute to the well-being of others. My observations of dentists at work, my interest in thier manual skills, and my strong desire for service work have lead me to choose dentistry. My broad but science-centered academic background is health-related, which will help me succeed in a dental program. Dentistry depends on communication skills, patience, and tolerance of individuals' differences which I think are my strong points....   [tags: Dentistry Admissions Essays] 547 words
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Free Essays - The Imperfect Oedipus of Oedipus the King (Oedipus Rex) - The Imperfect Oedipus of Oedipus The King When the play Oedipus The King is mentioned, what do you think of. I think of a very ignorant man that tries to escape his fate-- a man that had so much confidence in himself that he would put false accusations on people and defy his gods just because he thinks he is right. During the play, Oedipus realizes his own flaws while he investigates who the "true killer" of Laius is. The first character flaw that comes out in the play Oedipus is Oedipus' bad temper and irritability....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex] 547 words
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Compaing Hip Hop and Rock Music -      People all over the world listen to various types of music. The most popular kinds of music in America are hip hop and rock. As they seem to be totally different types of music they have a lot of similarities . Hip Hop and Rock music have more differences than similarities.      Hip Hop and Rock music are today’s people choice of music. People will find that teens and adults from the age of 20 to 34 listen to these two types of music. Not too often will you see or hear a teen listening to Blues, Opera, Reggae, or Oldies....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 559 words
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Significant Event - Significant Event I had put on extra deodorant for that long-awaited day. I made sure the shoelaces on my new “Michael Jordan Pumps” were double knotted. The night before, I even ironed my jersey making sure my last name, Yung, was visible. “Is everyone twelve years old,” I thought to myself as I looked up at my competition towering over me… and my dad. I was on the verge of losing all confidence, I had no answer, my mind only registered an image of giant twelve year olds running me over in the race for a spot on the city league basketball team....   [tags: essays papers] 560 words
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Bertolt Brecht - Bertolt Brecht. Brecht was born Augsburg, Germany in 1898. He then attended university in Munich in 1917. It was while he was at university that he witnessed the Bolshevik Revolution which was the first event to influence him. Brecht wanted what had occurred in Russia to repeat itself in Germany as he saw all there was to gain from a Revolution. This was the first influence that gave Brecht his voice in social and political issues. In 1918 Brecht was called up for World War 1 as a medical orderly....   [tags: Drama] 562 words
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Essay on the Gods in Euripides' Medea - Antigone Medea has just killed four people which are Creon the king of Corinth, the princess whom Jason is in love with, and her two little children. Jason then prays to gods, especially Zeus, father of all gods, to punish Medea for her crimes. From the context of the quote, the chorus is addressing the audience about the unexpected and unbelievable end of the play. Medea then gets away to Athens with a chariot lent to her by Helios, the sun god and her grandfather. Euripides always uses this kind of conclusion to end most of his works....   [tags: Euripides Medea Essays] 567 words
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Lysistrata Water versus Fire - There are many ways in which the men’s carrying the logs and the fire and the women’s carrying the water symbolize the views gender. As one may realize fire is often uncontrollable and wild similar to a men’s raging hormones. Fire is an example of an element that can be easily started, but extremely tricky to put out when spread. When pertaining to sex, the male gender is often the aggressor whose fire is quickly growing to the point of restlessness as Cinesias was. “God, I wish she’d hurry up and get through with all this!” As his wife goes to retrieve a pillow for him and perfume for herself he screams out, “Damn the man who invented perfumes!” Though the men represent the elusive fire that may sometimes seem impossible to put it out, the women represent the most illustrious enemy of fire: water....   [tags: essays research papers] 567 words
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Our Town - Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, is an American classic, expressing with warmth and humor the eternal truths of human existence. It is a heartening, compassionate glimpse of that time before the Great Wars; before our innocence was lost forever. From the time of its first performances in 1938, it has continued to be regarded as one of the best representations of life in America and of the richness of our theatre world. For decades it has remained a landmark of theatrical craftsmanship and a loving picture of American life....   [tags: essays research papers] 575 words
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An Overview of Euripides’ Electra - An Overview of Electra Euripides' play Electra, produced in 415 b.c.e., starts with a peasant recounting past events: Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus murdered Agamemnon and took the throne of Mycenae. Agamemnon's son Orestes escaped and has been raised in Phocis. Daughter Electra, when marriageable, was forced to wed this peasant instead of any noble, whereby Aegisthus' rule might be endangered. The marriage has not been consummated. "If any man thinks me a fool, for harbouring / A young girl in my house and never touching her, / He measures what's right by the wretched standard of / His own mind" (107)....   [tags: Euripides Electra Essays] 580 words
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Graduation Speech: Listen Carefully - Listen carefully, Class of '2012, for the sounds you hear tonight will last a lifetime. Store them up and save them in your hearts, for they are priceless. Each whisper, each tick of the clock is a reminder of something you've gained here. Pay attention, so when you hear them later in life you will remember. When you hear a bell ring, remember our first day of school, back in September of 2008. The coolness of the desks chilled our sun-tanned skin as we sat timidly in our seats, quietly absorbing the shrill sound of our first high school bell as it rang at 7:30 in the morning....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 580 words
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theatre Studies Portfolio. - Throughout the year the texts we have studied have provided us with inspiration on the topic and themes of our devised drama. The texts we have studied in Theatre Studies have been Anton Chekov’s “Three Sisters” and Sophocles’ “Antigone”, one of the three Theban plays. The link between these plays is the role of women and could be described as proto-feminist. “Antigone” shows us a woman who is prepared to go against the rule of the city and Creon, whom should be the dominant male in the play. “Three Sisters” portrays three women who cope with the death of their father, and live without men in their lives....   [tags: essays research papers] 597 words
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Oedipus Rex as a Tragedy - Oedipus Rex as a Tragedy Many things can describe a tragedy. However, according to definition of a tragedy by Aristotle, there are only five. The play has to have a tragic hero, preferably of noble stature. Second, the tragic hero must have a tragic flaw. Because of that flaw, the hero falls from either power or death. Due to the fall, the tragic hero discovers something. Finally, there must be catharsis in the minds of the audience. Oedipus Rex qualifies as a tragedy. It fits all the characteristics as defined by Aristotle....   [tags: Papers] 536 words
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Bach - Bach Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was unlike most other composers of his time. “He wrote music for the glory of God, and to satisfy his own burning curiosity, not for future fame.” During the 1700s, people knew him as a talented musician, not as a composer, as we do today. He never left his country to pursue bigger and better things. Bach was content as long as he could play music. Traditions were very important to him. He wanted to carry on the musical tradition of his family, and never opted to change the traditional ways of composing, as did most composers....   [tags: Papers] 551 words
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Dionysus in Grecian Myth - Dionysus in Grecian Myth The god, Dionysus, fills an integral role in Grecian Myth. According to Euripides' Bacchae, Dionysus represents the animalistic and mystic life force that connects humanity to its innate earthy roots—roots that are illogical, chaotic, and instinctual. In this paper I will be discussing this aforementioned mystic life force and its existence in ancient Greece's supremely logical society. Being as completely logical as the ancient Greeks tended to be, they needed some sort of release valve that kept them from all going crazy in their otherwise rigid existence....   [tags: Papers] 575 words
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Why Romeo and Juliet's Relationship was Doomed from the Outset - Why Romeo and Juliet's Relationship was Doomed from the Outset Romeo & Juliet is a story known around the world for its tragedy, and this tragedy is all to do with Romeos and Juliet’s relationship. As Romeo and Juliet get closer and closer more people are caught up in the relationship path and everyone is affected. The relationship is influenced by several different factors. Some of them being, the feud between The House of Montague’s and The House of Capulet, the role of fate, the Friar, The Nurse as they are both Romeo and Juliet’s most trusted acquaintance and surrogate parents....   [tags: Papers] 586 words
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Aristotelian Tragedy - Aristotelian Tragedy One may argue that the Greek playwright, Sophocles modeled his play Oedipus Rex on Aristotle's definition and analysis of tragedy. Since according to Aristotle's definition, a tragedy is an imitation of action that is serious, complete and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished artistic ornaments, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action, not narrative with incidents that evokes pity and fear of a persons emotions. Also Aristotle identified the basic six parts a tragedy as being plot, character, thought, melody, diction and spectacle which he considered the least important....   [tags: Papers] 587 words
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Analysis of Jack London's "To Build a Fire" - In Jack London's "To Build a Fire" we see a classic story of man against nature. In this story, however, nature wins. One reason that this is such a compelling and engrossing story is the vivid descriptions of the environment the nameless main character endures. Plot and characterization are brief, and the theme is simple. Yet this story is still a very popular story, and it has a mysterious quality that makes it great. Jack London starts early in the story to set a foreboding feeling: "Day had broken cold and gray, exceedingly cold and gray, when the man turned aside from the main Yukon trail and climbed the high earth-bank, where a dim and little traveled trail led eastward through the fat spruce timberland." (London) It is this feeling of doom and gloom that accompanies us throughout the reading of the story, and also is typical of the wonderful language of the story....   [tags: World Literature] 595 words
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Defining Self - Defining Self I am from blonde ponytails and twirling party dresses, From leather seats and from the scent of public transportation. From all religions From all races I am from the fruit stand on the corner, from the flies brushed away by an Asian man I am from East 30 th Ave, between 1 st and 2 nd . I am from the laces of pointed shoes and the burning stage lights, from the hum of a cheering crowd, from the perfect kicks of a chorus line. I am from stacks of proposals and rows of numbers, from multi-colored paperclips, from a rubber band ball that really bounces if you throw it, from a view of Hudson Bay, from Lady Liberty....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 596 words
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The UF Symphony Orchestra Performance I Saw - I attended the UF Symphony Orchestra performance where the theme was of 1809. The works of Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn were performed. In my opinion the best piece was Symphony No. 101 in D Major “The Clock” by Joseph Haydn. The opening movement itself was Adagio-Presto. The slow introduction draws you into the music, making you listen for the different instruments and tones that come and go. It helps to create a base from which the music will take off. It allowed me to paint a picture and change it accordingly with the music....   [tags: Symphony Orchestra, performance, art, Haydn,] 591 words
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Imbalance Between Men and Women Illustrated in Eavan Boland's Poem, It’s a Woman’s World - In the poem, “It’s a Woman’s World,” Eavan Boland offers a bitterly ironic interpretation of women’s role in society. Despite the passing of thousands of years, she believes that women remain the inferior sex. She supports this idea through simple, short words that convey a sort of self-mocking irony and outrage at the role women are forced into by men. The poem is broken down into fourteen stanzas each containing four lines. There is no structured ryme, rather lines and stanzas flow into each other to form sentences....   [tags: poetry, poem analysis, analytical essays] 565 words
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Resonance - Resonance RESONANCE: " The property whereby any vibratory system responds with maximum amplitude to an applied force having the a frequency equal to its own." In english, this means that any solid object that is struck with a sound wave of equal sound wave vibrations will amplitude the given tone. This would explain the reason why some singers are able to break wine glasses with their voice. The vibrations build up enough to shatter the glass. This is called RESONANCE. Resonance can be observed on a tube with one end open....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Compare and contrast the music of the Medieval, Rennaissance, and Baroque periods - Music throughout the ages has changed dramatically. Starting in the Medieval period, from 400-1475, music was in the form of what is called the Gregorian chant. Instruments were very rarely used at this time. Since songs during this period were either troubadour or trouvere these chants had no real harmony. One example of this type of medieval composition is “Viderunt Omnes” by Leoninus. Like most Gregorian chants the texture of this piece is monophonic and polyphonic. “Viderunt Omnes” is a typical Gregorian chant in that it uses diatonic, not chromatic notes of the scale....   [tags: Music essays research papers] 576 words
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