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The Inspirations of Steven Spielberg - ... Unfortunately, he could not seek refuge in his parents because they were going through a stressful period in their marriage.3 His father was, often, on business trips and there was obvious tension between his parents that could not be concealed from the children. Steven Spielberg began filming ambitious films when he was supposed to be in college. According to the book, “Steven Spielberg broke into the entertainment business by sneaking onto the Universal Studios film lot in 1969.”2By using favors from his studio friends, he began filming small movies....   [tags: movies, entertainment, inspiration]
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An Inspiration - An Inspiration “Just try it. It couldn’t hurt to try,” my high-school advertising teacher constantly reminded me. Mrs. Panarelli wanted me to apply for a scholarship given by the business department in my school. I thought about all the other applicants; I had no chance whatsoever. I decided to express my feelings to her. In doing so I noticed a solemn look come across her face. I asked her what was wrong, and she said, “I don’t want you to be intimidated by the other students, their averages, or their SAT scores; this is a very good opportunity for you.” Finally, she convinced me to apply for it....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]
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My Grandpa is An Inspiration Of A Lifetime - ... to take the city bus to kenowa hills school zone so I can take the school bus to school. Before then I had to walk to my other bus stop or ride a bike through snow, rain or any weather conditions and ride or walk back to my home after school. I am just lucky because I am only a mile and a half that I had to walk compared to his endless miles. It gives me hope and stability to keep on going though my life. Never give up, never stop. He never gave up or stopped though his 54 years of life, even when he was diagnosed with cancer....   [tags: personal narrative] 730 words
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John Williams: An Inspiration - There has been much debate over the years about the originality of film music. On the one side there are the purists, who cry foul at the piecing together of classical segments simply because the film composer doesn’t have the time or the originality. On the other side there are the film score gurus, who insist that the composers were merely inspired by the earlier music and used the idea to write their own compositions. One composer in particular that has come under condemnation from the purists is John Williams....   [tags: Art Music Composition]
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Jamaica: Land of Inspiration - ... territories. But, because the Jamaican people had the power to vote, they withdrew three years later because the voters rejected membership. In 1962, Jamaica gained independence from Britain, becoming their own country (“Jamaica Background”). Culture Religion, ancestry, and cuisine are all major parts of Jamaica’s culture. Most of Jamaica’s population consists of people of West African ancestry. 1.3 percent of people in Jamaica are West Indian (Witherbee). Another portion of Jamaica’s population are those who came to Jamaica very early from South America....   [tags: Caribbean island countries]
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The Inspiration of Caedmon - The Inspiration of Caedmon   The poem "Caedmon," written by Denise Levertov, enlists readers to learn more about God and creation and by doing so expands their understanding of the universe.  At one point or another in life, people go through stages where they have no inspiration and sometimes shrink back from something that they think is too complicated to achieve.  Therefore, they are limiting themselves and their undeveloped talents, much like Caedmon was before his sudden inspiration by the messenger of God....   [tags: Caedmon Essays] 912 words
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Macklemore Inspiration Essay - ... Tupac, one of Macklemore’s biggest inspirations, had a similar background. Tupac also struggled with drugs through most of his life having to fight the same uphill battle as Macklemore (Tupac 4). Tupac grew up in Oakland California and was raised in a family that faced financial difficulty. Like Macklemore, his past did not undermine his future, and both Macklemore’s and Tupac’s wills to be great overcame any adversity trying to stop them helping them become the great musicians they are today....   [tags: contemporary singers] 591 words
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Matsuo Basho's Inspiration - Bashō’s Inspiration Poetry is used to convey one’s feelings in an abstract writing of profound perception. When writing poetry, one’s perception must have inspiration in order to breathe life and produce picturesque imagery upon paper. During late 19th century Japan, a linked-verse form of poetry called haiku, formerly known as hokku, was created. It was utilized to signify an autonomous poetic form originating from medieval comic linked verse. Haikus often describes the occurrences of nature or seasons....   [tags: Poetry, Haikus, Landmark Significance] 804 words
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Morehead Inspiration Center - The Morehead Inspiration Center is a residential recovery program, serving approximately 100 adult males, over the age of 18, that are seeking recovery from chronic alcohol or drug related addictions. The primary mission of the center is to strengthen the individual recovering from an addiction, support their families and to serve the community in which they reside. The Morehead Inspiration Center is one of ten across Kentucky that participates in the Recovery Kentucky Initiative, a not for profit organization, that was initially started by Governor Ernie Fletcher in 2005....   [tags: recovery program, addiction, drugs]
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Mary Shelley's Inspiration - Toward Mary Shelley’s Experiences as a Mother that Lead Her to Write Frankenstein Frankenstein, which also known as The Modern Prometheus is the most famous novel written by a British writer named Mary Shelley. This book was published when Mary Shelley was nineteen years old. Even though she was very young when she started writing Frankenstein, she had exploded the British literature at that time. There is so much discussion about the inspiration that led Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein. From my point of view, I think that her unhappy experience as being a mother was the main factor that probably led her to write this story....   [tags: Classic Literature] 611 words
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The Cold War: An Inspiration for Years to Come - The Cold War: An Inspiration for Years to Come All throughout time and history people have been at war with each other at one point or another. War can, truthfully, at times be inescapable and considered by some historians as a natural instinct, an instinct that every human being possess. Throughout history mighty empires and governments have collapsed due to the damages inflicted on by a war, yet in spite of this, some have managed to face the odds and make it through, staggering along as if nothing happened....   [tags: nuclear warfare, panic, political dominance]
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The Inspiration that is Sweeping the Nation: Marianas Trench - ... Josh has written all of the songs for Marianas Trench. Following in his father’s footsteps, he has his own studio called The Umbrella Factory at which Marianas Trench records. Josh’s favorite animal is the dolphin and his favorite color is electric blue which shines in his hair. Ian Casselman was born on July 15, 1983 in Canada. He is five feet eleven inches and is one of three children. He has a sister, Robyn, and a brother, Bob. Ian has played for Marianas Trench since 2001 and was discovered shortly after Ramsay Fiction broke up....   [tags: Deepest Spot in the Ocean, Water, Sea]
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Victorian Era Life: Inspiration Revealed - Is it not true that events from the past can subsequently affect or influence the events of the future. This is certainly demonstrated in the poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson. His nineteenth century background is clearly evident in his poetry. Inspirations for majorities of his works were from people he knew, occurrences in his life, imagery of trials, tribulations, love, and death in the Victorian era. His literary works in Poems of Tennyson 1830-1870 and The Poems and Plays of Tennyson strictly show the effects of his background during his adolescence and early adulthood....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Tennyson] 1524 words
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Michelangelo´s Tomb Projects and Inspiration - The two tomb projects are; The Julius Tomb and The Medici Tombs. The Julius Tomb was commissioned by Pope Julius II in 1505, from drawings made by Michelangelo Pope Julius selected a huge three level monument with over 40 statues. The project was to be completed in five years and Michelangelo was to be paid 10,000 ducats. The Tomb was to be placed in the unfinished Quattrocento choir of St. Peter’s. However Julius decided to build a new church and lost interest in the Tomb project, perhaps because of lack of money....   [tags: Renaissance, catholic church, tomb projects] 932 words
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Inspiration and Manipulation - Inspiration and Manipulation Emily Dickinson is a poet of great interest because she is one of a handful of artists that “refuse to conform to the Anglo-American literary traditions” (Howe 11). One of the most fascinating aspects of Emily Dickinson’s character is that she willingly shuts her door to the world which ultimately allows her creativity to thrive without criticism. While historical documents allow contemporary readers insight into her life and provide potential reasons for her seclusion, but the best reflection of Dickinson’s character is found in her poetry....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Inspiration is the Key to Achievement - The road to success of every achiever is filled with ample inspiration, something more powerful than words can describe, something that unbelievably plays such an important role in how someone approaches their lifetime goal, in how someone thinks, how someone acts, and how times fly, and how the world spinning around someone is – whether it is dynamic, hectic, chaotic, moderate, or deliberate. Without this incredible thing that may seem to be imaginary and invisible to some people, life would be just a game without the finishing line, but with this so-called magical thing in your palms, you could be driven to achieve your goals more briskly, effectively, and energetically – just like how yo...   [tags: essays research papers] 3846 words
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Inspiration - Sculpture can date back to ancient times, from the Greeks and Romans to Bernini and Michelangelo. The art of sculpture is a record of human experience. It is the skill of producing in three dimensions representations of natural or imagined forms. It includes sculpture in the round, which can be viewed from any direction, as well as incised relief, in which the lines are cut into a flat surface. It captures war and religion as well as individuals and the abstract. People everywhere have found the need for sculpture, whether it is in work, play, or prayer....   [tags: Visual Arts] 768 words
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Inspiration of Arundhati Roy to an Activist - November 2nd, 2004 was a difficult evening for me. Having helped stage protests against the invasion of Iraq, having urged friends to support the HRC and the struggle for gay marriage, it was difficult to watch the election returns come in, making it seem as though all I had done had been futile. One of the things that got me through was Arundhati Roy’s CD, Come September, which I’d left in my car’s CD player. Driving home from the grocery store I heard her read an excerpt of her article, “The End of Imagination,” in which she offers a skeptical friend another way of dreaming: The only dream worth having, I told her, is to dream that you will live while you’re alive and die onl...   [tags: Activism Music]
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Role of a Teacher: Relaying Inspiration - Role of a Teacher: Relaying Inspiration Who are we. What are we. A lot of what we are was implanted in us as young children by teachers who cared enough to teach it to us. Throughout my life I was taught many of the values I have today by my educators. I was instilled with the skills of how to get along with my peers, knowing right from wrong, and realizing that the best way to get what I wanted was to respect others first. The teachers I’ve had along the way have inspired me to become a better person....   [tags: Education Educational Teaching Essays] 1133 words
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A Slow Walk Into Inspiration - On her essay "The Narrow Bridge of Art", Virginia Woolf discusses much more than the use of poetic prose in writing; she carefully portrays human beings as the core of the existence of writing. As she says, "Life is always and inevitably much richer than we who try to express it" (23). Writers seek for life as dogs for water; they take men and women of all kind as the one and only fountain of inspiration in which they bathe so as to write another work. Woolf's short story "Kew Gardens" is a vivid example of that kind of inspiration someone with the sense of hearing can find just by taking a walk in the park one afternoon....   [tags: European Literature] 620 words
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You Might Be A Redneck: The Inspiration of Blue Collar Comedy - Jeff Foxworthy has amused the world for years with his standup comedy, infamous “You Might Be A Redneck” jokes, and well-known Redneck Dictionary. “He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best selling author of 11 books” (“About Jeff“). However, this does not sum up his comical career at all. Not only is he extremely successful and talented, he has also helped and motivated many other comedians. Jeff Foxworthy is, by far, the most influential contributor to Blue Collar Comedy and has the greatest impact on the other comedians....   [tags: Entertainment ]
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Getting Inspiration from Historical Sources of Fashion - ... Take, her ‘Must Go Pagan’ collection of 1989. This explored depictions of sex in history, inspired by the pornographic scenes illustrated on ancient Greek pottery. Westwood ultimately uses history to authenticate her argument that sex and sexual desire is inherent, explaining that sexuality should not be hidden since it is something we all share and have. It is interesting that this display of what society is likely to consider anarchic, and anti-traditionalist is actually showing respect for history and culture....   [tags: the style industry] 1388 words
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Nike's Mission is to Bring Inspiration and Innovation to Every Athlete - ... People are the biggest influence when it comes to Nike, Inc. and their brand development. In their mission statement Nike, Inc. states that everyone is a potential customer of their products which is why the demographic segment of the general environment is one of the most influential factors. It is within these segments that Nike, Inc. can assess how the people specific demographics within society can influence their products and marketing strategies which are critical in assuring their future success....   [tags: healthy, physical, sports] 3027 words
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My Inspiration : My Grandfather and My Father - ... It is important that we understand the benefits our environment has on our lives. But, it’s also just as important for us to recognize the harm we are causing our environment. I want to be able to distinguish the positive and negative factors between our environment and humans in our everyday lives. For example, pollution and abuse of our Earths natural resources affects human lives and most significantly the conditions future generations must endure. In addition to the environment, I want to be able to focus on woman because their health also determines the conditions of future generations....   [tags: personal story and reflections] 643 words
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Caravaggio's First Inspiration of St. Matthew - Michelangelo Caravaggio, the great Baroque painter of the seventeenth century, was always an artist under scrutiny. His style, the subject matter of his paintings, and how he chose to depict his subjects, was often criticized and rejected by his patrons. In a journal article written by Troy Thomas, entitled "Expressive Aspects of Caravaggio's First Inspiration of Saint Matthew", these rejected paintings are discussed. The article focuses on the themes of these rejected works, but namely Inspiration of St....   [tags: Artists] 903 words
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Examples of Famous Women Who Have Changed Society - ... she encouraged women to run schools from their homes for public people that couldn't go to normal school. Eva showed reasons and had support from her husband, which was a governor, to help provide women's rights around the community and their country. she didn't have a very large impact on the working community since women had limited rights she could not help enforce jobs for girls without the help of her husband. Anne Frank Anne Frank was a young but mature 13 year old girl born in germany but was jewish, was not liked by germany....   [tags: Success, Inspiration]
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An Inspiration to Young Writers: Ernest Hemingway - ... Lionel Trilling, a professor and critic at Columbia, speaks for himself and many other critiquing-writers, such as Jack Frost and Archibald MacLeish, when he says, “His place in American literature is secure and pre-eminent. There is no one in the whole range of literature of the modern world who has a better claim than he to be acknowledged as a master, but it is in his short stories rather than in his novels that his genius most truly and surely showed itself”(Authors and Critics Appraise Works)....   [tags: influential American writers] 1994 words
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Art: How Key Historical Events Serve as the Inspiration for Political Pieces - ... From the very beginning of mankind humans have craved and indulged in any form of artistic expression. It is a concept that is deep rooted into our being despite not having an immediate practical value it is something that comes naturally to us. In many cases individuals turn to art when everything else fails it is a mean of expression that does not judge or speculate. Instead it serves as a form of personal expression that allows viewers to formulate their own opinions. “To an Aristotle, it suggests the formulation of an aesthetic theory; to a Spengler, the reflection of a civilization.” Cultural or political artwork takes into account matters that revolve around topics such as social,...   [tags: religion, propaganda, french revolution] 611 words
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The Moving Beyond Pity and Inspiration: Disability as a social Justice Issue by Eli Clare - ... I realize that these negative stereotypes are exactly what teachers try not to show to peers. You would not want your peers thinking you have a “watered down degree” and the schoolwork is easier than theirs when it really is not. The work is not made easier, just presented to the students in a different way. It does not hurt the student to try different approaches to learning the material; eventually one will work for the student. The positive stereotypes for people with disabilities are heroic, provoke people to see the world differently, excused from normal life, and happy....   [tags: positive stereotype, ableism] 559 words
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The Psychology of Inspiration in Prose Poems by Lynn Emanuel - Portraits in Pain: The Psychology of Inspiration in Prose Poems by Lynn Emanuel Reconstructing notions such as potentiality and inspiration, Emanuel’s prose poems, whose thematic range spans from involvement with the paintings of her renowned father Akiba Emanuel (a model and ‘pupil’ of Matisse) to the ‘portraits’ of Gertrude Stein, illuminate the interrelationship between language and world, and the psychology of inhabiting both through inspiration. This paper will address the question of what fuels creativity when it is put to work through the involvement of other voices which are represented (in Emanuel’s case) as suffering from having their genius interrupted either by death, by lack o...   [tags: Poetry]
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Poetic Inspiration in Kubla Khan and Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Poetic Inspiration in Kubla Khan and Rime of the Ancient Mariner       An examination of the characters that Coleridge presents in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan" and the situations in which they find themselves reveals interesting aspects of Coleridge's own character that are both similar to and different from the characters named in the titles of these poems. In particular, an examination of these characters with an eye toward Coleridge's conception of poetic inspiration and success can be fruitful....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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My Mother - The Greatest Inspiration in My Life - My Mother - The Greatest Inspiration in My Life When asked who their hero is, most people respond with the name of an athlete or an actress/actor. When asked who my hero is I would have to respond with a simple three letter word: mom. My mother has been the greatest inspiration in my life and is the main reason that I am where I am and who I am today. Born and raised in Richmond, Kentucky, I would like to introduce you to my mother, Vicki Grant. Currently the age of 47, Mom is the oldest of three girls....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 433 words
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Mazzini's Ideas and Inspiration and Attitudes to Change in Italy in 1830s - Mazzini's Ideas and Inspiration and Attitudes to Change in Italy in 1830s Introduction Guisseppe Mazzini was born in piedmont in Genoa; was a son of a doctor and a professor. He was a depressive and physically frail. In the revolutions of 1820 he became a nationalist. He tried two occupational directions, Medicine but became bored and kept fainting as well as Law that didn't interest him. In 1827 he amalgamated (joined) the Carbonari but was disappointed. In 1830 he took part in the revolts and was arrested then sent to France....   [tags: Papers] 2069 words
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Harvard Admissions Essay: My Inspiration and Sanctuary - My Inspiration and Sanctuary We all have a sanctuary, be it a favorite book or song, or a special, private spot by the river. My sanctuary is somewhat unique, given that so few people are fortunate enough to have it. It is 5'2" with warm hazel eyes, a gentle smile, and the most beautiful soul I have encountered in my eighteen years of life. I call her Nona. My grandmother is one of the perpetually young at heart and it shows in everything she does. At family gatherings, she flits from table to table, laughing, talking (excessively, a family trait that seems to have skipped my generation) and bestowing kisses upon old and young alike....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 855 words
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Inspiration: The Movie Rudy and The Story of Enoch the Prophet - ... He also loses his fiancé to one of his brothers. Second, Rudy was a big dreamer. In his school, he always drifted off into a daydream and never paid attention in class. His teachers told him he would never amount to anything because dreamers never commit. When there was a college tour available for Norte Dame, one of his teachers didn’t allow him to get on the bus. Everyone he knew scoffed at him when he said he was going attend Norte Dame, let alone play for the football team. Third, Rudy had focus problems....   [tags: Bible, Perseverance] 597 words
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Sojourner Truth was an Inspiration for other Women and Slaves - ... Truth worked really hard to make a huge difference in the world today. Sojourner Truth is known by many because she fought for the civil rights of others, and she used her knowledge to help inspire other slaves and women. Although born Isabella Baumfree, Sojourner Truth later changed her name in June 1843 because she felt that, “The Spirit call me [East], and I must go... the Lord gave me Truth, because I was to declare the truth to the people.” Sojourner means Traveler. Truth felt that it was her mission to become a traveling minister and speak against slavery and justice....   [tags: civil war, equality, independent] 636 words
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Dante's Inferno, Up on Your Feet Passage - ... Basically what they are trying to say is that if you don’t get up out of bed then you can never pursue your dreams. No one ever got ahead by sitting on their behind. You have to face every day with the belief that your dreams are real, and that dreams come true every day. This line within the passage states that if you get up, and you try, that you are one step closing to accomplishing your dreams. Secondly, self drive is an extreme theme within this passage of Dante’s The Inferno while you are critiquing the passage itself....   [tags: a critique, inspiration category] 556 words
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The Stage Manager´s Role in Thorton Wilder´s Our Town - ... He tries to show us that life is short so we must enjoy every moment, even the mundane ones. The Stage Manager isn’t some objective scientific observer making notes on a clipboard. He’s organizing the whole play, and that’s an important distinction. When the play opens, he spends a length amount of time establishing the background of the whole city and its people. As he narrates, he speaks as if he is omniscient. The way he speaks to the audience shows a great source of wisdom in the play. As the Stage Manager plays the role of the minister at the wedding and talks about weddings, he says that “Once in a thousand times it's interesting.” Again, this statement represents his source of wis...   [tags: Inspiration, Wisdom, Sadness] 553 words
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Disputes Over the Mystery Woman in Poe's "Annabel Lee" - ... Upon initial reading of "Annabel Lee," an immediate assumption enhances the idea Poe wrote the poem for his wife Virginia, who died two years earlier. With support by both figurative angelic figures, the "highborn kinsman" who takes Annabel Lee from the narrator suggests her death in relation to the death diction that follows thereafter with words like "selpulchre" and "tomb" denoting her final resting place. However, Booth points out that in the second stanza Poe clearly states, "I was a child, and she was a child," and at the time of their marriage, only Virginia Clemm could be considered a child since Poe was twice her age (1945, p....   [tags: inspiration, context, relationships] 859 words
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Emily Dickinson and Walt Witman Clash - ... Jobs for people who really don't have the best things, or make the most money. Here Whitman speaks on expanding the horizon for society, giving everyone the same power, and equal voice. Not just the wealthy or more significant figures of society. Emily also writes on this idea in her poem “Success is Counted Sweetest”. It is in this poem she says, “Success is counted sweetest By those who ne'er succeed” (Dickinson, line 1). Here Dickinson is echoing the idea of having individualism in society....   [tags: inspiration, poetry, companionship]
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Reflection of René Treviño's Exhibition, Axial Precessions - ... The collection on display features a series of paintings inspired by historical art, astrology, and patterns. Treviño’s paintings on mylar take on round compositions, rather than the common rectangular forms. One wall of the gallery features three rows of 36in x 36in round paintings, from floor to ceiling, with each piece taking on its own intricacy and story, and each inviting the viewer to interact closely with the artwork. Some of the pieces draw inspiration from the ancient Aztec Calendar, an image that appears throughout Treviño’s work, as well as star charts and patterns....   [tags: art, astrology, inspiration]
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An Analysis of Relation between Nature and Spirit in Ode to the West Wind - ... The wind rushing through trees creates an unworldly sound, and can be a powerful experience to someone experiencing it. Shelley had the chance to experience this, as Henry S. Pancoast will detail. “We must remember that the Ode was composed in a region ruled throughout the greater part of the year by the westerly winds. During the Summer, the wind often sweeps into Italy hot and dry from the South, but with the Autumnal equinox comes the West wind from the Atlantic, heavy with moisture and putting Summer to rout with storms and Autumnal rains.” Having knowledge of this phenomenon, Shelley writes “Make me they lyre, even as the forest is: What if my leaves are falling like its own....   [tags: inspiration, boyhood, humanity]
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun Draws Parallels to Langston Hughes' Harlem - ... Alaiyo, the name Asagai calls Beneatha means “one for whom bread is not enough.” This is yet another food reference, demonstrating how the Younger family refuses to settle for less than what they believe they deserve. Hansberry flawlessly depicts a troubled group of people collectively feeling unable to satisfy their hunger for something more. If one feels inadequate or like they have failed at something, it typically weighs heavy on their conscious. Mama Younger is no exception to this feeling....   [tags: dreams, inspiration, analyze]
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Self-Discipline Is the Best Discipline: A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller - ... Despite this, Miller says acting aggressively becomes a problem when people like Eddie do so because of an error in moral judgment. However, unlike Greek tragedy, Miller believes people are not originally fated for doom, like in Christian tragedy. Miller says, “it is necessary to understand that such a sealed fate cannot be accepted” (Weales 3). If men can overcome their flaws, they can escape failure, which Miller’s ultimate purpose in writing A View from the Bridge. Although Miller believes tragic flaws are manageable, he still believes an unnatural tragic flaw will result in failure....   [tags: tragic hero, brooklyn, inspiration] 1470 words
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Leadership Influences Others to Achieve a Goal - ... Decisions are made without communication with the group, without allowing any questions and feedback. However, the authoritarian leadership is more appropriate and well suited for an environment like the military or prison; these people’s lives depend on discipline, following orders, and are in need of critical structure. This type of leadership style is highly effective in emergency situations such as when there is a disaster that happened or when a code is called in the hospital. It is also the leadership style that is used in the United Stated Armed Forces (Marquis & Huston, 2012, p....   [tags: inspiration, motivation, trust] 801 words
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Social Influence from Authority in The Lottery by Chris Abani - ... Soon after the elders ignored what was going and let the man endure punishment from the crowd who conformed to each other and the man who first accused the man of being a thief. After, he was stoned a man hangs a tire around the accused man’s neck and dumps a liquid onto the man, and set him on fire. Once, the man lay on the ground burning the crowd filed past him and spat on the body. Except one boy; whose aunt cracked her knuckles against his head forcing him to spit. Giving this story clean evidence that fear is a major influence to cause conformity in a crowd....   [tags: beliefs, conformity, inspiration]
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The Surrealist Movement in Art's Influence on Fashion - ... Hence, the unconscious has a centrepiece in surrealist art and the underlying theme was to create images of such unconscious situation or universes. This was primarily achieved with the use of symbolism and the placing of objects in unfamiliar settings. This would revitalize and redefine such objects outside the conventional reality that is the adversary in surrealist art and hence create the desired conflict between the conventional and the unconscious (Waldberg 1997; Martin 1987). Surrealist artists had a great interest in fantasy and the worlds within the unconscious imagination....   [tags: sources of inspiration for contemporary designers]
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Langston Hughes´ Memories in His Poems - ... The underlying tie that connected all of Hughes’s work together was achieved through his devotion to the realization of a certain dream deferred. During this time, this certain dream for all African Americans was the dream of racial equality (The Harlem Project). Hughes once said “Many Americans seem to have the idea that art has little to do with life, you know, and poetry has even less to do with life than other forms of art. Well I don’t think that’s true at all.” (The Harlem Project). Through this mindset, Hughes set out to revolutionize poetry and created such expressive and inspirational work just by reflecting on his own life....   [tags: reflections, experiences, life, inspiration] 849 words
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Obstacles, Challenges, and Cooking of Jullia child - ... Her husband Paul, who also worked for the OSS, was transferred to France. After Paul’s transfer, Julia uncovered something that would change her life, food. She then decided to pursue this new passion and enrolled in Corden Bleu cooking school. While attending the school and cooking during the day, she would spend her nights at home practicing her new techniques on her husband and guests. Soon American women that were living in Paris were begging Julia to teach them how to cook. So, Julia brought them into her home kitchen and began to teach them how to cook....   [tags: chef, publication, inspiration]
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How Music Can Affect Our Lives - ... According to the Larousse Encyclopedia of Music, “The music of religious rituals was first used by Prophet and King David, who used to sing hymns and psalms on lyre. If Biblical traditions are to be believed, Prophet David used to play harp and sing to calm and comfort King Saul, the first king of the United Kingdom of Israel, whenever the latter fell into a mood of despair. Apart from its importance in religious rituals, music also plays an important and integral role in our everyday life. Scientific researches show that music helps the human brain develop much more fully and extensively, especially in our early years....   [tags: religious, expression, inspiration] 687 words
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What Makes Capote's Work Literary Mastepieces - ... For example, Judge Cool and Riley Henderson both leave their homes and proceed to live in the tree house. In one event, there is a confrontation between the search party and residents who had decided to take up residence in the tree house (Maddox 65). This leads to Riley Henderson being shot on the shoulder. After Judge Cool discusses the situation with the search party and the residents of the tree house, each person argues that it was a struggle that was pointless and from there on old relationships are rekindled and invigorated once again....   [tags: inspiration, realism, journalism] 898 words
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Biography of Photographer Dorothea Lange - ... Her classes were ran by Clarence H. White, a well know photographer at that time. When she turned 20 she began to travel the world. She lived off the money she made from selling her photographs. When that money ran out in 1918 she settled down in San Francisco, California. Lange opened her first portrait studio in 1919 in San Francisco, California. Her business was very successful. Her main clients were the families that lived in San Francisco. She took some of her most well know pieces here, such as Clayburgh Children, San Francisco....   [tags: inspiration, problems, people, depression] 617 words
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How To Create Abstract Paintings - A successful abstract painting does not just happen. It takes work, revision and basic knowledge of drawing concepts. Picasso was a classically trained artist before he made the break to non-representational art. Because he knew the rules of perspective, balance, composition and color, he could bend and break the rules and create dynamic, appealing works of art. Flinging paint on a canvas may result in serendipitous pretty pictures, but that is a trial and error method. This is similar to taking hundreds of snapshots and culling them out to obtain a few good pictures....   [tags: Color, Inspiration, Balance, Direction] 761 words
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Thanks to Contemporary Nursing - ... At first, her parents opposed her decision to become a nurse (Joel, 2006). That did not stop Nightingale from fulfilling her purpose and goals. Before she could achieve those merits, she went through the Crimean war. Many soldiers died, it must have been devastating for a nurse at the time to endure that amount of soldiers dying daily. Soldiers not only died from gunshots, but also from infections contracted from highly unsanitary environments. There was not even an appropriate and efficient triage system in place at the time....   [tags: wounded, medical, inspiration]
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The Will to Succeed - ... It’s like someone pulls you along”(Bascomb 158). Landy does not run with quality when alone because he does not have someone to beat. He does not have the mental capability of increasing his pace without squandering his energy. Landy is not competitive whenever he is by himself, and his opponents bring this out of him. Competition affects the way you perform also. The Garden City football team has one rival that brings out the talent within their team, “We haven’t played a lot of real good teams this year, and Rankin is by far one of the best teams we’ve played....   [tags: motivation, inspiration, competitive] 1193 words
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My Inspiration to Become a Fireman - ... He inspired me to become a fireman because I would spend a lot of time at the fire station and I loved the working environment because when the firefighters don’t have any calls they have a multitude of things they can do. Such as training, cooking, watching TV, playing games and washing the trucks. Mr. Freeman also inspired me by sharing his experiences with my brother and I. Some of them were brutal others were not, but all of them were interesting. This paper will consist of ways to become a firefighter, historical fires which have occurred in the United States and the perks and benefits that a firefighter possesses....   [tags: dalmatians, trucks, chicago] 716 words
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My Brother: A Source of Inspiration - ... After a few hours of talking and unsuccessfully catching any fish, they decided to head back home, but right as they came up to the parking lot my friend, Tiffany, drove by and stopped to say hi to them. She mentioned how she was going to go to the gas station down the road to get a slurpee, so they asked if they could just ride with her so they could get a drink too. As all teenagers do, both Juan and Draike yelled, "Shotgun!" in order to get to ride on the passenger seat. Juan called it first, so he hopped in the car and buckled up his seat belt....   [tags: personal reflections and story] 745 words
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Orpheus Is the Inspriration for Many Composers - ... The two pieces selected for comparison from each opera, are Monteverdi’s recitative “Possente spirto” from Act III of L’Orfeo, and Glück’s aria “Che faro senza Eurydice” from Act III of Orfeo ed Eurydice. Despite being two very different pieces that do not originate from a same similar plot, each of the mentioned display the main characteristics that embody each respective opera, regarding their individual orchestration, musical concepts, and emotive qualities. Their respective differences point out the immense progression of opera since its origins towards its reform....   [tags: god, opera, music]
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The Inspiration of Frida Kahlo - Some people become artists for the pleasure, but others might have an ability to perceive art in a deeper sense than what is being presented. Artists like Diego Velázquez, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and Sandro Botticelli could actually see the essence of art which motivated them to give the world a canvas of questionable knowledge. Later another artist emerged with the same ability, Frida Kahlo. She used her life as her canvas; allowed people to view the world from behind the surrealistic doors. In addition, she was able to present self-portraits in many forms, all influenced by a tragic bus accident which led to a broken spine that affected her whole life....   [tags: Biography]
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A Deaf Inspiration: David Smith - ... He also had the opportunity to play for the united states Olympic team in the 2014 London games. He has had to overcome many obstacles on his journey in becoming a professional athlete one of the things in his way was the inability of communication while on the court. Sure, he wore hearing aids but in the loud environment he cant decipher any of the noises from each other. He also nows how to lip read but that wont help either because he needs to be paying attention to the ball and not the peoples lips around him....   [tags: volleyball athlete, olympic team]
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Through Creativity Sparks Inspiration - ... I simply can’t imagine what went wrong. I do believe I fell asleep… bad idea that, falling asleep while whirling. Dangerous. No telling where one might wind up… speaking of that, where exactly am I?” Donita K. Paul’s themes in her novels are strongly rooted due to her passion with her relationship and knowledge of God. These beliefs portray these themes: anyone has an opportunity to change the world, age and status do not set limits, self-discovery, good vs. evil, the journey and route of life, everyone is longing for a perfect world where good has vanquished evil, life’s a quest with many pit stops to shape how the end will turn out, and when people write, they shouldn’t preach but ra...   [tags: writing, author, teaching, stories, relationships]
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Steve Jobs Biography - Steve Jobs is considered by many to be one of the most inspiring people that has ever walked the earth. By others, he was known simply as a lucky man who happened to take part in a series of fortunate events. Let’s take a closer look at the life of Steve Jobs, and find out ourselves. Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco. His parents, Joanne Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali, couldn’t afford to take care of him. They were deeply affected poverty, and still attending college. They put Steve up for adoption....   [tags: apple, inspiration, motivation]
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Dialogue Essay: Wings - ... I mean, since you speak better Japanese than me.” He turned himself to face the boy who apparently squinted his small pair of eyes, making it smaller if that is even possible. “Nah, you’ll be fine. You do know that I can’t leave my family here. Hell knows what the old brat would do to mom and Jieun if I’m not there. Plus, I thought Boohyun hyung are going with you. A loud sigh escaped Woohyun’s pink lips. His brother definitely spoke Japanese better than both of them combined, but somehow, knowing his best friend of 15 years will not be there just made things different for him....   [tags: artist, contest, inspiration] 585 words
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One Teacher's Inspiration - My view of Literature is that it is the soul to the imagination. I may be mistaken, but that is the beauty of literary words; there is no truth, no right nor wrong in them, yet they hold just about everything to learn on life. Miss Judy Brown, my form four English teacher, has really inspired me in indispensible ways. She is definitely one in a billion. Before meeting Miss Brown, I had absolutely no interest in Literature. She is a tall, slender, blonde woman, with many life experiences: from working in South Africa during apartheid times, and surviving breast cancer....   [tags: teachers,] 600 words
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The work of Bertolt Brecht for ideas and inspiration - ... She shows no initial remorse when being persecuted for her crimes. Kluge’s performance has direct relation to what Brecht wanted in a performance. Her performance does not allow any positive emotional response from the audience, this example abides by Brecht’s method of distancing the audience from the images shown. Although this cold nihilistic approach to a characters performance is a decent approach into making the audience aware of what is going on it has it down sides. Presenting an audience with characters that have little emotion means no investment can be made by the overall audience due to the nature of Brecht’s method....   [tags: radical filmakers, sixties, seventies, films]
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William Glasser: An Inspiration to Us All - ... Since being a psychiatrist did not match with the way Glasser thought he did not give up with his ideas, however, he wrote his books and other individuals such as teachers, therapists, and drug counselors opened their interest towards him. ““We choose everything we do, including the misery we feel,” he wrote in a 1998 book called “Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom.” “Other people can neither make us miserable nor make us happy.” He added, “Choice theory teaches that we are much more in control of our lives than we realize.”.” The truth is humans are afraid of seeing the truth, we tend to keep our eyes open to things that make sense to and bring comfort in life on a dail...   [tags: modern psychiatrists] 1504 words
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Eric LeGrand: An Athlete´s Story - ... Eric was looked at by many schools and visited by several Division One head coaches, but Eric stuck to his commitment to Rutgers and signed with the university during his senior high school season. In spite of a 1-5 start during 2008, Rutgers finished 8-5 Eric’s freshman year where he played defensive line and special teams. During the following year, 2009, Eric would receive his first career start in the fourth game against the University of Maryland. Eric’s first-ever sack would result in a six-yard loss for the opponent....   [tags: Inspiration, Football, Sports] 1138 words
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Literary Insperation of the Holocaust - Literary Insperation of the Holocaust Why do the survivors of such a tragic event such as the Holocaust want to remember those horrifying times by writing about memories that most people would only want to forget. I will show, Weisel has talked about, and as others have written, that the victims of the holocaust wrote about their experiences not only to preserve the history of the event, but so that those who were not involved and those who did survive can understand what really happened. They wanted the people of the world to realize how viciously they were treated....   [tags: Papers] 1673 words
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The US Constitution as an Inspiration to the Declaration of Freedom in Kosovo - ... By placing these limits on the government, this reinforces the idea that true power comes from the people in society, not the government. Thus the Bill of Rights serves as a permanent reminder to the people that the government is not all powerful and they in fact are the ones who have given power to the government in return for upholding the rights and freedoms of its citizens. The First Amendment is without a doubt the most important and well known section of the Bill of Rights. It allows for the protection of the five most essential rights....   [tags: the notion of freedom, Balkan countries]
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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Is an Inspiration for Students - ... Racism in Maycomb is mostly between the white people and the black people. There are many people in Maycomb that are racist because they think so poorly of the African- Americans. People think that black people are untrustworthy and not reliable. Some examples of characters being racist is when Mrs. Dubose insulted Jem by saying things about his dad and how he is as worthless as African-Americans. Another character is Mr.Ewell when he called Mr. Finch an “n***** lover”. The main conflict of segregation was from Tom Robinson’s court case, when the black and white people were separated in different sections of the room....   [tags: honesty, racism, courage]
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Inspiration High School Football Team in Remember the Titans - ... He has been nominated as the Best Supporting Actor in the movie “The Postman” (1998) and came 3th place in Best Supporting Actor in “The Mothman Prophecies” (2003). Even tough he has not won many awards, he was still a really good choice. I couldn’t imagine anyone playing it better.(IMDB, 2000) Ryan Hurst was playing as the team captain who did not like the idea of being mixed with black players but changed his opinion later in the movie, he has only won a Satellite Award in the category of Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for “Sons of Anarchy” (2011) but he stayed in character in a all times and expressed his emotions like we were...   [tags: captain coach, award]
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Frank Lloyd Wright: An Inspiration to Future Architects - From his beginnings in a little town in Wisconsin, the rise of a great architect commenced his journey. No one has attained his level of expertise in the architectural field. Frank Lloyd Wright’s accomplishments are unmatched, was inspired by natural and simplistic designs, and his career flourished by his ingenuity. Early on in his career, in the United States, gave Frank Lloyd Wright a varied amount of experiences. He was employed be Louis Sullivan for the architecture firm in Chicago by the name of Adler and Sullivan....   [tags: Biography, American, Great Architect]
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The Inspiration Behind J R R Tolkien - “He turns back to the blank sheet paper in front of him and he begins to write, ‘In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit’” (White 5). This is the sentence that made J.R.R. Tolkien wonder about this mysterious little hobbit and that inspired him to write The Hobbit. Tolkien had great love for Catholicism which influenced everything he did especially his books. Tolkien’s morals were clearly shown in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion when good overturns evil. Tolkien’s childhood and Catholic faith and morals, and greatly influenced his books....   [tags: The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, catholicism]
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Salomé Ureña de Henríquez: A Country's Inspiration. - ... In 1880 she married Francisco Henríquez y Carvajal, which was an admirer of hers for some time before, and shared her interest in politics, and scholastic ideas of Eugenio Maria de Hostos. They procreated four children: Francisco, Max, Pedro, and Camila, all became well known in the literary world. After she married, her poetry output diminished as she focused on her responsibilities as an educator, a mother and a wife, but also her poems became more sentimental and intimate. This can be seen in the poems El el Nacimineto de mi Primogenito (In the Birth of my First Born), Angustias (Agonies), and Tristesas (Sorrows), the last two dedicated to her husband while he was studying medicine in...   [tags: Dominican Republic poets]
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Inspiration Coming from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - ... According to Mark Philp, Mary Godwin Shelley was raised by her controlling father after her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, the famous feminist author, died due to birth complications. Mary started a romantic relationship with one of her father’s political followers, the then married Percy Shelley. Despite her father’s wishes and along with her younger step-sister, Claire Clairmont, and Percy Shelley, Mary ran off on an extensive adventure throughout Europe. After Percy’s Wife, Harriet committed suicide in 1816, Mary Godwin and Percy Bysshe Shelley became officially married and spent the summer with a group of close friends in Geneva, Switzerland, where Mary Godwin Shelley developed the ide...   [tags: Romantic era authors]
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Inspirations Behind Harper Lee's Book, To Kill A Mockingbird - ... While Harper Lee was growing up, a case called the Scottsboro Trials took place. This trial was centered on two white women accusing 9 black men of rape. Harper Lee was young at the time and very impressionable, so it is very clear that the Scottsboro Trials were the inspiration behind Tom Robinson’s Trial. In the Tom Robinson Trial, Tom Robinson, a black man, was accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman. Both of these trials took place in the 1930s, and, in both of these trials, the charge is the same, rape....   [tags: pulitzer prize, trial, prejudice]
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