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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla: Bram Stoker’s Inspiration for Dracula - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla: Bram Stoker’s Inspiration for Dracula “3 May. Bistritz. Left Munich at 8:35 p.m.” Abraham Stoker in this unassuming way begins his Gothic masterpiece, Dracula (The Annotated Dracula 1). Dracula has been called ‘imaginative’ and ‘original.’ , and Harry Ludlam calls it “the product of his own vivid imagination and imaginative research” (Senf 41). However, the originality of Stoker's Dracula is in doubt. By a similarity in the setting, characters and plot, in Bram Stoker’s Gothic work Dracula and the posthumously published short story “Dracula’s Guest,” Stoker is shown to have used Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s classic, Gothic, short story, “Carmilla”, as the b...   [tags: Dracula]
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History as the Key to Unlock the Future in Omeros:Philoctete’s Healing, Achille’s Completion, and the Narrator’s Inspiration - History as the Key to Unlock the Future in Omeros:Philoctete’s Healing, Achille’s Completion, and the Narrator’s Inspiration “Time is the metre, memory the only plot” (129) Derek Walcott forced the literary world to disagree with him when he denied that Omeros was an epic. Some critics suggest that, like his narrator, Walcott is not sure where his work belongs. Others suggest that Walcott denies its obvious genre in order to avoid being categorized. Regardless, Derek Walcott repeatedly says that the purpose of his writing is to wrestle with the duality within himself and that of the Caribbean islands, specifically St....   [tags: Omeros] 1473 words
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Frank Lloyd Wright: An Inspiration to Future Architects - ... Fallingwater, another commission, was on a list of the 100 most important buildings from the previous century. Frank Lloyd Wright was quite the scholar. He had written as many as 20 books, following those were many articles and founded an architectural school at Taliesin. Some well-known books were A Testament, An Autobiography, and The Disappearing City. A Testament was the philosophical summation of his architectural career. An Autobiography and The Disappearing City were major cornerstones in architectural literature....   [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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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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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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The Survival of the American Dream in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman - The term, “American Dream,” came from American historian James Truslow Adams who first used the term in his published book, “The Epic of America.” According to Adam himself, he believes that the American Dream is the “dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” (Amadeo). The term has been used differently in today’s society and recalls it as maturing, getting married with the love of your life, having a beautiful home, and positioning in a good paying job to provide for your kids....   [tags: happiness, willy loman, inspiration]
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Bob Dylan's Influence during the Civil Rights Movements - Music has been around since the very beginning of time. The human body flows in a rhythmic syncopation. Music is used to change one’s mood and to inspire those who open their minds. It has the potential to cure diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. Humans, of every culture and society, function with a type of rhythmic music. As humans, we are hard wired to respond to music (Mannes). The human brain responds to music in such a way that the brain becomes more open to new rhythms, ideas, and values....   [tags: music, rhythmic syncopation, inspiration]
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The ability to express emotions - There is a famous phrase by Victor Hugo that says, “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” There are many genres of music and everyone has their own preferences in what they listen to and why. Sometimes the music that one listens to is dependent on what one is feeling like at that current moment because we tend to agree with the quote and believe that music has the ability to express emotions. The job of an artist is to create music that leaves an impact on the listener, and they work to express emotions in the words and the notes used because it is through them that listeners identify themselves....   [tags: music, inspiration, emotional balance]
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Biography of Walter Elias Disney - “Walt Disney was a man who changed people's life, and imagined new things and never gave up on his dreams. Walt Disney inspires people not give up on their dreams just like he never did when people told him he couldn't. Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago Illinois, to his father, Elias Disney, and his mother, Flora Call Disney. Walt was one of five children, four boys and a girl.” (Brad A.) “The Disney family moved to Marceline, Missouri when Walt was born. Mr. Walt lived most of his childhood here....   [tags: mickey mouse, childhood, inspiration]
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Invisible Man Essay: Ellison's Influences and Inspirations - Ellison's Influences and Inspirations for Invisible Man                            All authors draw upon past experiences, people they have known, places they have been, as well as their own philosophy of life to write.  Ralph Ellison, in his book Shadow and Act refers to this process when he writes, "The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike" (xix).  In preparing to write his novel he notes that, "[d]etails of old photographs and rhymes and riddles and children's games, church services and college ceremonies, practical jokes and political activities observed during my prewar days in Harlem-all fell into place" (xxvii). ...   [tags: Invisible Man Essays]
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An Unexpected Hero - On June 6, 1943, in Greenbow, Alabama, an unexpected hero was born with a crooked spine, a low IQ and strong legs. Forrest Gump is not an expected conventional hero, however his accolades and accomplishments suggest otherwise. A hero is someone who inspires and instills good morals upon others by their courageous and outstanding acts. Forrest demonstrates these characteristics multiple times during his heroic journey. Whether it be diplomatic ping pong, fighting in the Vietnam War, becoming a local football legend at the University of Alabama or donating money to a deceased friend’s family, Forrest influenced many people with his unselfish and charitable acts....   [tags: Forrest Gump, IQ, inspiration, spine]
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Tannu Tuva - Tannu Tuva I first heard of you in April of 1999. I was doing some research on time travel and asked a colleague if he happened to have some broad-ranged books on physics. He handed me a book entitled "The Feynman Lectures on Physics." I was unfamiliar with the book or you but read through it to see if there was any information I could use. There was a little, though it was more abstract than what is usually needed in electronics. After I gleaned what information I could, I returned the book and talked to my friend online, he started talking about you, how you came to lecture for them at M.I.T., and that you are a fascinating person....   [tags: Inspiration Famous People Role Model] 1133 words
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O’ Connor’s Influences and Inspirations before Her Death - O’ Connor’s Influences and Inspirations before Her Death Like every author, before begins to write a story or novel. The author needs to have a structure from which to build a good story or novel. Most writers will prefer to use their personal experiences as the start of their structure, while other authors may prefer to write about current events that they are experiencing in their lives. Flannery O’Connor was born at Savanna’ St. Joseph’s Hospital and raised in Savannah Georgia, where she became obtaining her inspirations as a writer....   [tags: Author, Biography]
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Tupac: The Words of an Inspirational Lyricist - What defines someone as being inspirational to others, do they have to wear a suit and tie, have a Harvard degree, drive a fancy car and speak of nothing but glory. I beg to differ; it depends on the person of whom they are trying to inspire that is why I believe Tupac Shakur is an inspirational icon to underprivileged individuals. Tupac Shakur, through his music, poetry, and political views, inspires young disadvantaged people to recognize that there is life for them outside of the ghetto, poverty, drugs and other adversities....   [tags: Disadvantaged Youth, Relating to People]
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Inspirational Words - Inspirational Words Dear Friend, there is no question we are living in difficult times. We are pressed on every side. You may be hurting at this very moment. You may feel abandoned and that you have been left alone to face the giants in your life. Regardless if you are experiencing financial hardship, emotional stress, loss of a love one, or a traumatic event please know that God has not forsaken you. We pray that over the next few minutes as you read the following words of encouragement you will be filled with new hope....   [tags: Scripture] 1539 words
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Oprah Winfrey: An Inspirational Role Model - Oprah Winfrey: An inspirational role model Many people find someone in his/her life to look up to, a role model. There are many different kinds of role models; they can be singers, public speakers, a parent, or even a friend. Role models also are not determined by certain criteria. A role model can be a role model just because they are a leader or have a great talent. Oprah Winfrey is considered a role model to many individuals because of her tough childhood, wonderful charity work, her schools, and the true relationships with her fans....   [tags: Biography ]
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Thomas Jefferson: One of America's Most Inspirational Men - Thomas Jefferson was not only our nations third president, but one of the most inspirational men in our United States history. His life from birth to death will be explained in the following content, and will give you a better understanding of his contributions to the United States and his accomplishments throughout his very interesting life. Thomas was born in Goachland County, Virginia on April 13th, 1743. He lived in his family’s estate called Shadwell that was owned and built by Thomas’ father, Peter Jefferson....   [tags: Biography] 977 words
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Analysis of the Inspirational Film, Mona Lisa Smile - The movie, “Mona Lisa Smile” is an inspirational film that explores life through feminism, marriage, and education lead by a modernist teacher at the end of a traditional era. It begins by introducing the lead character, Katherine Watson (Julia Roberts), a liberal-minded novice professor from California, who lands a job in the art history department at a snobbish, all-girl college, called Wellesley, in the fall of 1953. Despite warnings from her boyfriend Paul that a Boston Brahmin environment was out of her element, Katherine was thrilled at the prospect of educating some of the brightest young women in the country however, her image of Wellesley quickly fizzles after her first day of clas...   [tags: movies, film analysis] 2055 words
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The Inspirational Jane Eyre - The Inspirational Jane Eyre Jane Eyre is the main character in the novel named Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. She is but a fictional character, and in our hearts she will stay. This incredible lady in her beloved story has carried on through the centuries to inspire all its readers. Jane is a cherished woman with whom everyone can find a bit of themselves in. The captivating character of Jane Eyre was created in the mid 1800's by an awe-inspiring writer by the name of Charlotte Bronte....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays] 480 words
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The Story of my Life by Hellen Kelleer - Inspiration The potency and inspiration of the less-than fortunate never ceases to amaze me. Against physical conditions that would enslave even the strongest of women, Helen Keller challenged her multiple disabilities and became an educated young women in spite of them. Blind and deaf at two, Helen Keller's story of bravery and fortitude and her remarkable relationship with her beloved teacher Ann Sullivan, is a delicate lesson in the ability of the extraordinary few to triumph over adversity....   [tags: inspirational stories] 642 words
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Louis Armstrong- Inspirational Mind - Louis Armstrong Inspirational Mind There are many influential minds that have made a huge inspirational impact on society and the 21st century. Louis Armstrong changed the culture of American musical figures to the public. In my opinion he has had outstanding artistic achievement and is one of the people in the world that can be accounted for making a difference. His work actually proceeds the growing interest in civil rights change. Louis Armstrong is most known for his work of Jazz. Just the nature of music and Jazz was valued more everywhere (Merod, 2011).There was an attitude shift when his music went worldwide, people where more self-asserted and motivated by him....   [tags: Influential, Biography, Music]
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Barbara Tuchman: Inspirational Historian - Barbara Tuchman: Inspirational Historian Barbara Tuchman was known for being one of the best American writers and historians of her time. Born in to a very wealthy and prestige family, her interest in history was adopted through her lifestyle. Her father was not only a banker, philanthropist, and publisher but was also the president of the American Jewish Committee from 1941 to 1943. Her uncle, Henry Morgenthau Jr., served as the Secretary of Treasury under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. While growing up she attended private schools in New York and received a B.A....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1814 words
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The Man Across The Border - Inspirational Writing - The Man Across The Border - Inspirational Writing The door opened, I felt a strange but strong sensation demanding me to turn around, his deep mahogany eyes locked onto mine, as though they were penetrating my very soul. I couldn't concentrate on anything apart from the gripping echoes of his determined, inspiring voice. The man's sculptured features worked hard to release the certain, vibrant side of his character. The lines on his face told an endless story, his relaxed movements captured the more interesting parts of his body....   [tags: Free Essays] 428 words
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Inspirational Women of Music in the 1960s: Elizabeth Douglas and Aretha Franklin - R-E-S-P-E-C-T, This is what Elizabeth Douglas and Aretha Franklin both sought out for with regards to African American women in the 1960s. Both of these inspirational women had an extensive role in the Civil Rights Movement. Elizabeth Douglas, more commonly known as Memphis Minnie, used her guitar to change the lives of a bountiful number of people in America. Meanwhile, Aretha Franklin used her recognizable voice to help embolden equal opportunities for African American women and men. Even though Elizabeth and Aretha had unique styles of music, both of these women had common interests when it came to the equality for African American men and woman....   [tags: civil rights movement, music industry]
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Courage: A Trait that Makes One Special - Shakespeare said, “Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?” What better way to express Desdemona’s deep affection for Othello than this quote. Courage is a trait that is exhibited through many characters in the play, Othello, by Shakespeare. It is the capability to stand up for what one believes in even in the face of great adversity. Courage is a characteristic that sets a person apart from the rest. In Othello, by Shakespeare, two characters, Desdemona and Emilia, share a common trait: courage....   [tags: Inspirational]
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Visionary, Genius and Inspirational - Steve Jobs is the former CEO of Apple Inc. before he passed the position to the current CEO Tim Cook. Steve Jobs was a furious leader. He didn’t take crap from anybody. When critics talked bad about his product he didn’t care. Whatever he envisioned he tried to make it a reality. It all started in his home garage in Palo Alto, California with his best friend Steve Wozniak and a couple of classmates. The early Steve Jobs was a hippy. He would always skip his classes in College and go do drugs like many hippies did in the late 70s....   [tags: Steve Jobs, technology, electronics]
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Arthur Schopenhauer’s “Will and Representation" - Art features heavily in Arthur Schopenhauer’s “Will and Representation.” Schopenhauer had a complex and nuanced view of art’s profound effect on humanity and that effect’s importance to our everyday lives. His view does not however, exist in a vacuum. It is an integral part of his overarching theory on humanity and existence itself and therefore can only be fully appreciated with at least some reference to his other ideas. In this paper I will attempt to illustrate Schopenhauer’s philosophy of art while highlighting pertinent aspects of his other related theories such as the aesthetic value of nature....   [tags: Philosophy] 1412 words
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Inspirational Graduation Speech - Ok, its 12:15 and I just walked into my house from seeing a movie with three of my best friends and I have to write this speech. A speech that’s suppose to inspire all of you, and tell you how the future has so much to hold for the class of 2015, how the possibilities are endless. Right now I’m probably standing in the front of the class and supposed to be addressing all of you as “fellow graduates, or to the class of 15’”. But that’s not what I’m going to do. I put this off as I do with the majority of my work thinking I would just write something everyone expects to hear, but instead I wrote this....   [tags: Commencement Address] 731 words
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The Elements of a Real Athlete - The Elements of a Real Athlete      When you think of an athlete, what comes to mind. The first things that probably come to mind are sports, entertainment, and physical abilities. If these are the first things you think of, then how would athletes significant. If you look at athletes from a different perspective, their significance can be seen. From this point of view one can see that athletes are significant because they provide role models, contribute to our business world, bring countries or groups of people together, and they provide sources of inspriration....   [tags: Sports Athletics Sport Athletes Essays] 820 words
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Success in College and after College - Who does not want to be successful in life. Success is what everybody in this world strives to achieve, but not everybody can taste it because they do not know how. To be successful you must take some decisions, you must know what you want to accomplish and create a strategic plan as a guideline to get the ultimate results you want for your life. College is one of the tools you can use to be successful because it gives you the necessary skills to succeed and prepares you for a career. Been successful in College will show you what determination and commitment can do; it will give you the trust you need in yourself to get anything you want in life....   [tags: how to be successful, inspirational, motivational] 1114 words
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The Importance of Ethical Leaders - Statement of the Problem Leadership is an organizational role that has an effect on every organizational matter. From the employees’ morale, customers’ satisfaction, and the organizational effectiveness, organizational leaders and their behaviors directly or indirectly affect everything. In addition to the leadership’s impact on the organization and its elements, leaders are often perceived as role models for the organizational members. Consequently, it is important that leaders are not only competent but also ethical in their everyday conduct, (Toor & Ofori, 2009)....   [tags: Moral Perspective, Inspirational Motivation]
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May Swenson's Unconscious Came a Beauty - May Swenson's Unconscious Came a Beauty Poet May Swenson writes about conventional subjects, such as love, and, through her poetry, she argues that it is the common occurrences that matter to the creative mind. Inspiration permeates the form in Swenson's poetry. She creates a relationship with the reader by having her speaker be a poet, inspired by an everyday life experience. In her poem, "Unconscious Came a Beauty," Swenson suggests that the inspiration for poetry should come from a natural experience; however, inspiration is momentary, and poetry comes from not only the inspiration, but also the energy that the poet gleans from it....   [tags: Swenson Poem Poet Poetry essays]
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Kubla Khan and Ode on Grecian Urn - Although both “Kubla Khan,” by Samuel Coleridge and “Ode on Grecian Urn,” by John Keats are poems originating from the poets’ inspiration from historical figure, the two poems convey different messages through their respective metaphors. While Coleridge emphasizes on the process of creating a Romantic poem, Keats expresses his opinion about art by carefully examining the details of the Grecian urn. In “Kubla Khan,” Coleridge expresses his desire to use the inspirations from nature to create his own “Paradise” of poetry (54, p.1634)....   [tags: Comparative, Coleridge, Keats] 826 words
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The Poetry of Robert Frost - Have you ever looked outside your window and wondered what the world really means. Reading Robert Frost’s poetry you will be able to form your own opinion and thoughts about this pulchritudinous world. His poetry is so deep and meaningful you will be overwhelmed with what was going through this man’s head. Life is not paradisiacal, and this is something Robert Frost knew but his poetry gave insight to the people of his time and the generations to come. Although Robert Frost's life was far from perfect he was still an extraordinary person; his great inspirations, themes, and figurative language have won him many honors and awards thus creating one of the greatest American poets known to this...   [tags: Poetry] 1331 words
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The Evolution of the Macintosh Computer Over Time - Introduction: Do you know how Apple was created. Do you really or do you just think you do. Apple or Mac is the same company. It was created by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Steve Jobs handled the marketing and Steve Wozniak managed the technical part. In 1976, Steve Wozniak showed Steve Jobs the product that was called Apple 1, it was a revolutionary product that Steve Wozniak only wanted to sell to the computer experts (programmers) and the government. But then Steve Jobs convinced Steve Wozniak to go and sell it to Intel....   [tags: Apple, Mac, Computer]
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The link between creativity and mental illnesses - The link between creativity and mental illnesses is a topic that has been debated for centuries. The great philosophers Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle all discussed the connection as well. Even in today’s society, there is an ever-present stereotype that creative individuals (i.e. poets, writers, artists, designers, etc.) suffer from bouts of depression, mania, or mental illnesses. It is an age-old question: does depression/mania effect creativity. There is a lot of evidence that both supports and denies the truth behind this question....   [tags: creativity, mania, depressive illness]
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The Pros and Cons of Barbie - Those perfect days as a child when your countless days were filled with playtime. The time to set up those houses and dress the dolls up, and act out the future. “Through their play Barbara imagined their lives as adults. They used the dolls to reflect the adult world around them. They would sit and carry on conversations, making the dolls real people” (Ruth Handler). As a young child, it is all you look forward to in your future: being successful and confident, loved and cherished. Many dolls were used to project this....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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The Use of Traditional Styles in Contemporary Architecture - Abstract: Contemporary architects have a wide variety of sources to gain inspiration from, but this has not always been the case. How did modernism effect sources of inspiration. What did post-modernism do to liberate the choice of influences. Now that Contemporary architects have the freedom of choice, how are they using “traditional” styles and materials to inspire them. Even after modernism why are traditional styles still around. Through the modern era technologies evolved and avant garde was not just a matter of being ahead in you design concepts,....   [tags: architecture]
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Influences on The Early Works of Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams - Later in their careers, Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams gained fame from their unique creativity and modern expression, but the young composers began their careers drawing on influences from family and music exposures. The pre-World War I compositions of Holst and Vaughan Williams evolve as the composers collect life experiences and these influences can be heard in this early music. Yet, the music of both young Holst and young Vaughan Williams also present very original aspects that presage the genius of their later works....   [tags: Musicians/Composers]
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Description of The Divinity of the Scriptures - The Bible is a book that is comprised of over forty different authors and sixty six different books, which are sub-divided into the Old and New Testament. The division is because the Old is the books that we inherited from the Jewish faith and the New Testament is during the time of and after the Messiah, had come and is only in the Christian Bible. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are given by the inspiration of God because, they complement each other, they declare prophecy and fulfillment, and God is revealed through them....   [tags: christian bible, old testament, new testament]
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Hemingway's Love Life Rough Draft - Throughout his years, various women had walked into the famous writer Ernest Hemingway’s life. Yet these same women never remained with Hemingway for long and soon enough walked out on him, with the exception of his last and final wife. Thus the love life of Ernest Hemingway proved to be a complex one. However the time each woman had spent with Hemingway did not simply end with their break-ups; instead the women’s brief relationship with Hemingway served to be a great source of inspiration for the famous writer....   [tags: American Writers]
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The Last Temptation: Martin Scorsese - Scorsese’s Inspiration and The Last Temptation of Christ Martin Scorsese, American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian, is arguably one of the best directors of his time. His lifelong dream was to make a movie about his faith, about Christ. He was inspired from a very young age by the church , art, and movies. The Last Temptation of Christ was a movie in which he was preparing for mentally for most of his life. I will discuss how certain artists and their works influenced scenes and casting in Last Temptation....   [tags: Catholic Influence, Parallels With Art]
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Ode To The West Wind - Theme :- Inspiration in “Ode to the West Wind'; “When composition begins, inspiration is already on the decline'; - P. B. Shelley Shelley deals with the theme of inspiration in much of his work. However it is particularly apparent in ‘Ode to the West Wind’ where the wind is the source of his creativity. The cycles of death and rebirth are examined in an historical context with reference to The Bible. The word inspiration has several connotations that Shelley uses in this ‘Ode’....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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