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Comparing the Hero in Homer’s The Odyssey with the Modern Hero Described in Whitman’s I hear America Singing

- One of the main similarities in ancient Greek epics is that there are always great heroes who overcome many difficult and daunting challenges and goes on long adventures. The issue of heroic stature and the character of the hero have a great importance on the epics itself. Classical Greek heroes are usually born to do great things, go on epic journeys and in the end they would receive a reward for their troubles. In Homer’s the Odyssey, Odysseus has many different qualities that classify him as a hero....   [tags: the odyssey, I hear America Singing]

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Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry

- Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry An important idea in the novel "Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry" written by Mildred D Taylor is racism. This idea is important because it tells us how life was in the 1930s for a little black girl who matures with racial conflict around her. "Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry" is about a young, black girl, Cassie Logan who tries to understand with her family, why the blacks are different to the whites. Cassie, the narrator leads us through all the disaster and trouble that her and her family have been through in relation with the white folks in Mississippi....   [tags: Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Essays]

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry In Mildred Taylor's enthralling novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, the Logan family serves as an excellent model of family values and self worth. In the face of racial and economic adversities, Mama and Papa Logan provide their children with the important lessons they need to be successful in life. First, the Logan children; Stacey, Cassie, Little Man, and Christopher-John, learn to be persistent and determined. Next, the children acquire the knowledge of caring for each other....   [tags: Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Essays]

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A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim and I Hear America Singing

- A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim and I Hear America Singing America the great, land of freedom, home of the brave--each of these phrases has been used to describe the United States of America. Walt Whitman was a man who lived through many tough times in this country, but who would prosper as a poet. He was personally affected by all of the death and destruction that he witnessed during the Civil War. "A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim" and "I Hear America Singing" have some fascinating similarities but include many differences....   [tags: Hear America Singing Essays]

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Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

- Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Mildred D. Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry is set during the Great Depression, in the rural areas of Mississippi. The majority of the people in this community are sharecroppers, who are greatly dependent on plantation farming. The Logan family is fortunate because they have a piece of land of their own, so unlike other black sharecroppers they do not have to be dependent on the whites. However, due to the sharp decrease in the price of the cotton crop the family have to work hard to keep it in their hands, whilst also providing food in order for them to survive....   [tags: Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Mildred Taylor Essays]

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Mississippi Burning

- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Mississippi Burning Prejudice is just a word until a book or movie puts pictures in your mind. In Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Mississippi Burning, there are several scenes that have an impact on me. Both stories tell how badly the black families of Mississippi were treated, and they show how they suffered through it and came out the other end with courage and honor. It also tells how unfair the white men were to the blacks, inside and outside of the courtroom....   [tags: Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Essays]

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Returning to School

- Wanting to return to school has been a dream for a long time. I am starting out a little late, at 45 years old, but I have finally found my passion, working in education. Since the age of thirteen, I have been working multiple jobs day and night, only to still be below the poverty line; stuck in survival mode for so long now that I need to have a permanent positive change that will help me accomplish more than I ever have. The reason for me going back to school is to get certified so I may become a teacher....   [tags: nontraditional students, college, ]

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Love Between a Parent and Child in After Making Love We Hear Footsteps

- Love Between a Parent and Child in After Making Love We Hear Footsteps There are several different definitions for the word love. Love is a simple four-letter word, with a multitude of caring and feeling behind it. There is a difference between loving somebody and being in love with somebody. The love between two best friends or between a husband and wife are the types of love that people want to last forever. However, there are no guarantees that it will last forever. Furthermore, the love between family members and the love between a parent and child is the kind of love that will last a life time....   [tags: After Making Love Hear Footsteps Galaway Kinnell]

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Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

- "Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry" by Mildred D. Taylor What do you think about TJ Avery in this novel do you hate him for his bad deeds or pity him. TJ is quite a confusing character. On one I had I pity him because of all the misfortune in his life, through his own fault though. Although on the other hand I think he is a complacent character, who thinks the world solely revolves around him. He seems to feel that the world owes him a living, a living he is not prepared to work for. I pity TJ because he has never really had any discipline and although discipline can be harsh....   [tags: Roll Thunder Hear Cry Mildred Taylor Essays]

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The Stress and Reward of Returning to School

- When I decided to return to school after a fourteen year break, a lot of stressors became apparent in my life. The first known stressor that affected the added task of returning to school was work. Being that I tend to be very busy at the work place and sometime bring work home with me, it took a toll on me rather fast. The second stressor was trying to take care of the household. Trying to find time in-between cooking, cleaning, washing, and school assignments had me running around like a “chicken without a head”....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Psychological Effects of Returning Home

- Most civilians do not realize the amount of stress troops face when returning home. Despite their gratitude for being back, it is difficult to cope with the events they faced. I had little knowledge of the serious impact in which battle rendered upon soldiers. My curiosity led me to constantly search information pertaining to the subject. Reasoning towards my fascination is due to my family’s loyalty in serving the United States. For generations my uncles, grandparents, father, and brother have each served in different branches of the military....   [tags: US MIlitary, Troops, PTSD]

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Anna Everett's Returning the Gaze

- For a long time, African American’s together with their culture were grossly marginalized and their literature attracted little attention from the mainstream film and literature industry. This led to the emergence of African American literature that championed for the social justice and equality in the country. It was a cry for recognition and the need for equality. The African American film criticism and commentaries were marginalized in both popular and scholarly histories and critical reevaluation as noted by Anna Everett in ‘Returning the Gaze’....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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Returning From Deployment Overseas

- After returning from deployment overseas, veterans trying to return to civilian life are faced with numerous challenges, such as reconnecting with family and friends, dealing with any mental or physical injuries, and figuring out how to move forward with their lives. In regards to figuring out how to move forward with life, attaining a job might seem like an easy goal, given that soldiers are trained to do a wide variety of things from maintaining composure under pressure, to performing emergency medical procedures....   [tags: Employment, Labour economics, Veteran]

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Returning Adult Student

- This essay is a reflection on identifying, discussing and applying useful resources available to me as a returning adult student to help me perform and succeed in an online academic environment. There are three key areas of impact: stress, time management and wellness and throughout the essay I will reference two great articles on adult learning, my decision to join the gym and my results from the Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory.5 By looking at stress, time management and wellness along with having candid feedback from my professor, helpful guidelines and support I will reflect on having resources on hand as an adult online student....   [tags: stress, time management, wellness, education]

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Returning World War I Soldiers

- When the United States Returning soldiers came home from World War One, it had a big impact on everyone. Overall thousands of once normal men who had families of their own would go off to war and experience trauma they would never forget and would be coming home disabled, both mentally and physically, and having no treatments to help them. Additionally, World War One brought new medical advancements that helped them return to the life they had before, and these advancements are ones we still use today....   [tags: trenches, fighting, death]

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I Hear The Word Racism

- ... We can only work our way forward one step at a time to create an open discussion. As if this may be uncomfortable for many people, it is definitely taking things to the next level and there will be a progression in the relationships that may have been broken because of the wrong words or actions that might have been performed. Although we do not live in a perfect world and the issues behind racism will never be perfectly solved, we can definitely create change. This is not a change that comes lightly, it is a change that will have to be made through the creation of progress and unity among all of us....   [tags: Race, Stereotype, African American, Racism]

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Returning to College as an Adult

- Returning to College as an Adult Coming to college as an adult, we have many expectations and preconceptions of what college will or will not be. The expectations we have can influence our college life for the better or the worse. My experience since starting college has been an interesting one. People have misconceptions about college because they do not know what to expect. After doing some research, I have concluded that there are three major factors that are often misunderstood about college life....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Reasons for Returning to College

- Returning back to school was a very natural decision for me. It seemed to be the next logical step in my personal and career goals. My ultimate goal is to be happy and healthy and be a good provider and role model. With that set aside for now, my next goal is to be financially stable and able to provide for my family in ways that my family was not able to provide for me. I definitely expect to work for what I want and earn every bit of it. The most recent motivator was that my company was willing to contribute a huge chunk of the yearly tuition, therefore removing some financial burden....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Admissions Essays]

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Cultural Activity: Returning to Vietnam to Understand the War

- The play by Shirley Lauro is a very interesting drama. When we look the element and principle of the drama; the plot can be derived from what happens in a play; the order of events, the story as opposed to the theme; what happens rather than what it means. Every day you go to work, you are starting your day with a plot this is presented as what usually before war, during war, and after the war. They give as the action of what they are undergoing through; for instance, the six imaginary brave women, five nurses and a country singer who went to Vietnam to make sense of war that changed them and the nation that abstain from them....   [tags: Shirley Lauro, culture, ]

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Reciprocity Is No Duty More Indispensable Than That Of Returning A Kindness

- Reciprocity in Close Relationships ““There is no duty more indispensable than that of returning a kindness,” says Cicero.” (Gouldner 161). What is reciprocity. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, reciprocity is “a situation or relationship in which two people or groups agree to do something similar for each other, to allow each other to have the same rights.” What is reciprocity in a close relationship. Reciprocity in a close relationship is similar to just reciprocity in any nature but in a close relationship people give back the same kind of treatment they receive from someone else....   [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Family, Friendship]

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My Vision And Mission For Returning Back At School

- My vision and mission for returning back to school is to learn ideas that will expand and advance my understanding of time management and to acquire new skills and that will help enhance my current business abilities, learn how to apply what I learn in the class to forward my career, learn how to develop innovative, principled, and insightful as a leader so I can be a great asset to my church, job, and school. Having a vision and mission will provide better educational training for my career in business leadership....   [tags: Management, Leadership, Gospel, Gospel of Mark]

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Analysis Of ' I Hear America Singing '

- ... For instance, in his poem, “I, Too”, Langston Hughes writes: “ I, too, sing America / I am the darker brother. / They send me to eat in the kitchen / When company comes” (Hughes 1-4). This demonstrates that regardless of being a color person, he had also the freedom to sing America even when others didn 't see him as part of society. In addition, the poem “I Hear America Singing”, and Langston Hughes poem “I, Too” can be consider a palimpsest where Hughes gives a new perspective about the American identity and freedom to a new audience such as African Americans and Immigrants....   [tags: Langston Hughes, African American, Discrimination]

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Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

- Segregation was a way of life for almost all southerners from the period between the end of Reconstruction (1876) to the passage of the Civil Rights Act (1964). This covers the period known as The Great Depression (1929-1939). During this period banks lost billions of dollars and everyone was affected, even the wealthiest people. However, the effects of The Great Depression were felt the greatest for the poor. These people did not have any money, nor did they have a job to make money. There are stories of people standing out in long lines just to receive a little bit of food or perhaps have the opportunity to apply for a job that they would most likely not receive....   [tags: Mildred Taylor ]

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Hear No Evil, Only Higher Frequencies

- See no evil, hear no evil. Our canine friends believe they hear nothing but good things from us mostly due to their unwavering dedication and unconditional love. We are truly fortunate to have such extraordinary carnivores as our closest allies and guardians. As part of their service, their ears perform one of the most important deeds as they hear at higher frequencies than humans. The frequency range of dog hearing is approximately 40 Hz to 60,000 Hz as compared to humans which is 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz, with Hz being the symbol for Hertz, a unit of frequency....   [tags: canine hearing capabilities]

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I Hear The Word Professional Teacher

- ... When the students showed up to class they immediately started to ask me if I was okay or if I wasn’t feeling good. I never thought that they paid attention to how I looked till that day. Another thing for being a professional teacher to me is that, I should always be on time for work. This advantage will give me enough time to prepare for what my students will be doing for the day. If I arrive late then that would just make all of us fall behind on our schedule and that would not be so great for my students nor myself....   [tags: Teacher, Education, High school, Lesson plan]

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Can You Hear Me Now?

- Are technology and the media shedding the very fabric of the existence we have known. As technology and the media spread their influence, the debate over the inherent advantages and disadvantages intensifies. Although opinions vary widely on the subject, two writers offer similar views: Professor Sherry Turkle, director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, in her article “Can You Hear Me Now” and Naomi Rockler-Gladen, who formerly taught media studies at Colorado State University, with her article “Me Against the Media: From the Trenches of a Media Lit Class.” Turkle asserts that technology has changed how people develop and view themselves, while at the same time affecting their co...   [tags: Analysis, Sherry Turkle, Rocler-Gladen]

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Do People Really Hear Voices?

- ... Some psychiatrists specialize in different areas of psychiatry. They can specialize in child psychiatry and/or addiction psychiatry. Specializing in specific areas in psychiatry require additional training and certification. In order to become a licensed psychiatrist, there is a lot of education required. During undergraduate college, the aspiring psychiatrist must take pre-medical classes. These classes include courses in biology, chemistry, genetics, and physics. The time to complete these classes should take approximately four years....   [tags: psychiatrist, education]

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You Can Anyone Hear Me?

- Hello. Can anyone hear me. All I can think and say is “hello… Hello… Hello. “ I feel like I’m screaming inside, and out. I missed you didn’t you miss me. I am finally standing right in front of you, myself vulnerable but you’re not even attempting to talk to me, and I want a moment just you and I I feel alone but...   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, English-language films]

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Can You Hear Me Now?

- ... When I was in high school, the rule of my family was, no cell phone until you have a job and can drive. That way it was used for emergencies if we were out driving and could pay our own bills. My situation was not like other kids I knew. I remember all of my friends having a cell phone with T9 texting and some internet access to check their Facebook or Myspace. Later on Turkle talks about how having a cell phone with teenagers have changed the way they communicate and navigate. Before I had a smartphone with a map in it, I had to read a map and navigate my way by knowing which direction I was going when driving and even having to use that information for when I got lost....   [tags: Mobile phone, Smartphone, BlackBerry]

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The Hawaii Diet : Returning to our Roots

- The HawaiiDiet : Returning to our Roots In the past forty years, the average American’s weight has skyrocketed. This can be traced to the introduction of fast food into our everyday lives. Fatty cheeseburgers and grease laden French fries have replaced fresh fish and crisp vegetables. Americans have come to value convenience more highly than personal health and consequently we are paying for what we consume. Obesity is becoming an increasingly significant health concern in the United States, nearly to the point of epidemic proportions....   [tags: Nutrition Health Essays]

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Technical College ( Ctc ) Should Benefit From Having A Returning Student Concierge

- ... Without this guidance students may face “speed bumps” in the road and decide not to continue with their educational plans. Why creating a position as a Returning Student Concierge would be beneficial to Chattahoochee Technical College The goal of creating this position is to increase the return rate and persistence of returning students at CTC by focusing on creating a clearly defined re-entry path and a one-stop-shop of resources aimed at helping them reintegrate and succeed through the utilization of website information, specifically targeted marketing pieces, and the development of a returning student concierge....   [tags: University, Education, Student]

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The Future for YWAM and India - The Need to Hear the Gospel

- Whether speaking of the world’s smallest country, Vatican city, or the world’s largest country, China, all areas of the world need to hear the gospel. The organization Youth with a Mission (YWAM) is being effective in doing so but many countries such as India have a varied amount of people groups yet to discover the gospel. Even if the need is for one-on-one teaching or for something as simple as donation, India has numerous unreached people groups that need to be reached in their own specific way....   [tags: abdul, religious, poverty]

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After Making Love We Hear Footsteps Analysis

- "Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own," said Robert Heinlein (YourTango). Affirmative, love can be really powerful in which the value of love from others is the greatest ecstasy in life. Love is existence everywhere around us; we are born to love and love to die with the love of family, lovers, and friends. In Galway Kinnell’s poem “After Making Love We Hear Footsteps” Kinnell writes about the love between parents and child, and it was published in 1980....   [tags: Galway Kinnel, poetry]

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The Things I Think Of When I Hear Love

- The things I think of when I hear love Love is a very diverse thing. Love can be fantastic one day and dreadful the next, you never know what might happen. Love can be interpreted in so many different ways, like when you’re sad you could just look up on youtube sad song and a million would come up. My favorite type of music is country and R&B, or rap it just depends on my mood. Love is mostly consistent in both genres and thats my favorite thing about it. I can listen to anything type of music and find a love song....   [tags: Love, English-language films, Emotion, 2007 films]

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Oprah : The First Name That You Hear The Word Billionaire?

- Who do you think of when you hear the word billionaire. For many people Oprah Winfrey is the first name that pops into their mind. Even though Oprah is one of the richest people in the world, she did not start out that way. Oprah was born on January 29th, 1954, in the town of Kosciusko, Mississippi. Her dad, Vernon Winfrey, lived in Tennessee, far away from where Oprah lived in Mississippi. Oprah lived with her mom, Vernita Lee, and her grandma on a small farm. Her mom did not have a job, leaving Oprah with basically nothing....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Talk show]

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Prejudice in the Book, Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry

- In the book Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry, the main theme of prejudice is constantly explored. In almost every single event or detail in the story may link to a case of prejudice or a reaction against prejudice. First I would like to talk about the historical context of the book, then life for the Logans in general. This book is set in 1933 in Mississippi during the Great Depression. At that time, the South was extremely racist. Many of the whites were very disappointed to have lost the Civil War, since slavery had brought them a huge amount of riches....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays]

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How I Can 't Hear Them

- ... As if I could just use telekinesis like they do in those sci-fi movies, and be able to lift a hand, if only I could give them a sign. Then I heard the door close as the doctor and nurse left the room. “There’s no hope for me,” I thought. I have thought a lot of things in life were frustrating. Things like my wife arguing with me, my long rides in heavy traffic to work in the mornings, my boss overloading me with work, when my two-year old would throw temper tantrums. But nothing compares to this feeling....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Coming out, Brain]

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

- ... "Well, you just get your little black self back over there and wait some more." (Page 111, Taylor). The cherry of her perfect day was when Cassie bumped into Lillian Jean and was asked to get of the road. As Cassie refused her demand, Mr. Simms, Lillian Jean’s father, aggresively twisted poor Cassie’s arm and threw her down the road. In addition, he demands that Cassie appologizes to Miz Lillian Jean. Big Ma saw trouble being created and forced Cassie to appologize. Big Ma did it for Cassie’s own good, but Casssie didn’t seem to notice right away....   [tags: african americans, racism]

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I Am Woman, Hear My Cry

- Humans have a unique ability to express themselves clearly and profoundly without speaking a word. The way a person sighs, cries, screams, or groans exposes his emotion and state of mind. It is a gift that all humans bear, this power to display emotion through instinctual sound. Novelist Alan Paton has a strong grasp on this aspect of the human condition, exemplifying this in his treatment of women in the novel Cry, the Beloved Country. In Paton’s stark, poetic prose, the mere manner in which a woman laughs or weeps symbolizes an entire volume of depth and feeling, providing the reader with a glimpse into the inner workings of gender roles in South African society....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Returning to the Moon

- Almost forty years ago, man landed on the moon for the first time and almost forty years later, man has not been on the moon since. Now the question is posed, should man make an effort to go back to the moon to discover new things with our new technology and verify what we have discovered since our absence. Or, is it not worth it, and is it just a waste of money. With NASA wanting to go to the moon in 2020, an answer needs to be given. It does not appear to be worth sending a manned mission to the moon in the near future, not until we get some plans in order....   [tags: Space Exploration]

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China's Ultimate Goal of Returning to the Middle Kingdom

- China's Ultimate Goal of Returning to the Middle Kingdom China is aiming to regain its position as ‘The Middle Kingdom’, the center of the world. They wish to become a major political player through their military and economic prowess. They aim to gain the strength to flex their political will throughout the world. I believe their goal is to become united once again as ‘One-China’. When China totally regains its territories, such as Hong Kong, they plan on being a dominant world power once again....   [tags: Papers]

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Returning to a Pre-Print Culture Understanding of Music

- Returning to a Pre-Print Culture Understanding of Music If the Web technology like Napster is eventually incompatible with the current print based recording industry, which values individual works (i.e. records, CD’s, videos) as commodities, then the paradigm of the current music industry will have to be changed drastically. To bridge the gap, something akin to cable service, which uses a flat rate for basic service and then has add-ons like pay-per-view might be used to curb or at least contain free dissemination of files while still remaining lucrative....   [tags: Web Internet Technology Essays]

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The Mindset of Athletes with Respect to Injuries

- Passion can be a driving force and anybody’s life. For athletes there is have a passion to push themselves to the highest level in order to excel at whatever their given sport may be. However, sometimes this passion can be both beneficial and destructive. While the passion can allow the athlete to excel at the sport, if that athlete becomes injured that passion can cause the athlete to return to play too early. Returning to play too early can be harmful to the athlete whether it be immediately or years down the road....   [tags: passion over health, returning to play]

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How To Listen To Music, Not Just Hear It

- How to Listen to Music, Not Just Hear it To learn to listen to music, not just hear itYou need the right room, the right equipment, the perfect volume, the perfect spot, and (of course), the embracing of the music. After you have all the proper tools, you can sit and enjoy the music. The first consideration is to listen to music in a comfortable chair. I would highly recommend a good quality Lazy Boy recliner. Now, you need to find the best room to put that chair in, so you can listen to you music....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry

- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry There is a wide variety of books to choose from to enjoy reading and read for a specific reason. One book that I feel would be a good choice is Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry. This book is mainly about the racism and prejudice that went on in 1933 and around that time. It focuses on a family and the hardships they faced everyday of their lives. I believe after finishing this book that I was taught lessons. This book may also lead you to having emotional feelings....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Does the Artist Really Hear Yellow?

- A Mad Artist Or Does He Really Hear Yellow. (And Why Should We Care) "The sound of colors is so definite that it would be hard to find anyone who would express bright yellow with bass notes, or dark lake with the treble," wrote Wassily Kandinsky in Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1). As the reaction to his book proved, he was largely underestimating the public's propensity to deride any assertion made with assurance, especially one so seemingly subjective. When Kandinsky followed this comparatively general statement with detailed profiles for each basic color - light red, for instance, was "warm," gave one "a feeling of strength, vigor, determination, triumph," and corresponded to the "so...   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Book Review of Hear My Testimony

- Book Review of “Hear My Testimony” This is probably one of the most moving books I have ever read in my life. It is basically a narrative story of the life of an El Salvadorian women named: Maria Teresa Tula. Maria is a wonderful storyteller and the fact the she is describing her own real life experiences greatly add to the impact of the book. Most of the chapters in the book are just her telling about her life. She was born a very poor and sickly child, growing up with her mother and grandmother, after her mother had left her abusive husband....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry

- "Jeremy Simms & TJ Avery are two relativly minor characters in the story ROTHMC. However, they both reinforce the themes." Discuss Aprox 1000 words There are many important Themes in the novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry. These themes include: racial prejudice, loyalty, honesty, friendship, personal integrity and respect for others. Although Jeremy Simms and TJ Avery are fairly minor people in the book, their characters are used to inforce and strengthen the themes of the novel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Careful, He Might Hear You

- Careful He Might Hear You, by Sumner Locke Elliot, is a complicated novel, revolving around the story of a six year old boy named PS and his search for personal identity amidst the conflicts of his closest relatives. The narration of these conflicts, as well as the history behind their origins, forms the basis of the novel, and while the different types of relationships between the characters are not the main focus of the novel, the author links them with each of the characters’ sense of identity and their personal desires....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of Walt Whitman 's ' I Hear America Singing '

- ... Whitman can be compared to the former Alabama governor George Wallace, who was known for his speech “segregation today, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever.” Although Wallace was governor in the 1960’s they both grew up in hard racial times where blacks were not given their credit for their part in the development of the United States. What makes Whitman like Wallace, is both were not terrible people however they were a product of their time. A very valid argument can be made that in “I Hear America Singing” Whitman did not want to include African Americans as being part of the singing American culture, because he was not familiar with the large roles they played in the develop...   [tags: African American, Black people, United States]

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Analysis Of Walt Whitman 's ' I Hear America Singing '

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Analysis Of The Poem ' After Making Love We Hear Footsteps ' By Galway Kinnell

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