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The And Perception Of Sound

- Up until sound enters the ears, it is a physical phenomenon. Once it gets to the ears, however, it is strictly a matter of perception. What we are actually hearing can possibly differ than what we perceive we are hearing. This phenomenon can be attributed to psychoacoustics. Psychoacoustics explains the subjective response to everything we hear. It is the ultimate arbitrator in acoustical concerns because it is only our response to sound that fundamentally matters. Psychoacoustics seeks to reconcile acoustical stimuli and all the scientific, objective, and physical properties that surround them, with the physiological and psychological responses evoked by them....   [tags: Sound, Ear, Acoustics, Sound pressure]

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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

- In William Faulkner’s novel, The Sound and the Fury, the decline of southern moral values at the close of the Civil War was a major theme. This idea was portrayed by the debilitation of the Compson family. Each chapter of the novel was a different characters’ interpretation of the decaying Compson family. Benjy, Quentin, and Jason Compson were three members of the Compson family who had their own section in the novel. Their unique ideas contributed to the reader’s understanding of the novel. In his novel, The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner’s characters’ relationship with time played a significant role in the novel....   [tags: The Sound and the Fury ]

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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

- William Faulkner is a celebrated American author. A native of the south, many of his novels have a southern influence and often revolve around a common theme: the fall of the South. These novels contain elements and characteristics similar to those of the south after the Civil War. Faulkner symbolizes the fall of the south throughout his novel The Sound and the Fury by illustrating how the male characters are weaker than the female characters. Jason Compson III, the father of the Compson family, is considered a weak character due to flaws in his personality....   [tags: The Sound and the Fury ]

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How Sound Does Sound Affect Our Lives?

- Capstone Essay Sound is how many animals communicate with each other. Sound allows birds find one another, even when they separate. Sound also helps bats navigate through the dark, using echolocation. Sound alerts animals to danger, helps them track prey, and find their way in the dark. Sound as perceived by humans, means being alert to everything happening around them. Though sound is not the only way for humans to communicate, it is the way most are taught to understand. Sound can also affect feelings....   [tags: Sound, Ear, Acoustics, Hertz]

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Sound in Film

- What is sound. What gives us the ability to listen to our favorite songs in the first place. The low tones that surround our ears and give songs that sense of emotion, the high tones that seem to pierce our very souls during the most emotional parts of the saddest songs. What is it and how does it play a part in making a film whole. And how were we able to capture this invisible phenomenon and put it into a film in the first place. Sound is created through a range of vibrations of air molecules....   [tags: cinematography, sound recording]

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Acoustic Sound Absorber And How The Sound Field Interacts With The Material

- Z_0=Z_c (Z_1+iZ_c tan⁡(kL))/(Z_c+iZ_1 tan⁡(kL)) The two equations above characterise how the sound field interacts with the material. An acoustic sound absorber can be modelled by modifying the wavenumber k and the characteristic acoustic impedance Z_c. The characteristic impedance needs to be determined experimentally. A popular model of determining these values is Delaney & Bazley[6]. The surface impedance on the leeward side of the material can vary depending on the boundary conditions. For a material sample located adjacent to a rigid end Z_0→ ∞, and for a sample located in air Z_0=ρ_0 c....   [tags: Sound, Acoustics, Sound pressure, Microphone]

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The Science of Sound and Music

- When a person places ear buds into their ears and presses play on their phone or mp3, they suddenly get a rush of electrical signals generated by their device. With the signals flowing through the copper wires that connect the device to the ear buds, the vibrations emerge from the ear buds into the ear canal. The vibrations are then transported through the auditory system to the brain to be transposed into what people call music. These signals and vibrations are called sound waves. But what really is music....   [tags: sound waves, vibrations]

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The Significance of Sound in Film

- Movies ultimately engage two of the main senses, vision and hearing. Director Steven Spielberg once said, “The eye sees better when the sound is great.” Sound is just as imperative as an element as every additional component of film form. As stated in the textbook on page 41 “Any attentive filmgoer is aware of the enormous power music holds in shaping the film experience, manipulating emotions and point of view, and guiding perceptions of characters, moods, and narrative events” (Gorbman). The sound, in the majority of narrative films is the element that provides distinctive cues that assist the spectators from expectations with reference to significance; and in numerous occasions, sound es...   [tags: Cinematography Sound Analysis]

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Physics Of A Spectrogram Sound

- When measured in a spectrogram sound can be analyzed by amplitude and time. A spectrogram is a visual representation of the spectrum of frequencies in a sound or other signal as they vary with time or some other variable. In a brief interpretation of the graphs, the vertical scale marks the amplitude, the horizontal is the time. Based on my voice sample the graph shows the changes in my voice patterns over the length of the sample. As the pressure in my voice increases the graph translates this as amplitude....   [tags: Sound, Wavelength, Hertz, Acoustics]

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The Sound and the Fury

- The Sound and the Fury: Chronology of Despair Three little boys watch wearily and fearfully as their sister shimmies quickly up a tree to peer through the window of a dilapidated Southern farmhouse. Our attention focuses neither on her reaction to the festivities commencing in the house, nor on the danger suspended nervously in the dusky air as the tiny image worms up the tree trunk. Sensing the distress apparent in the boys’ words and actions, our eyes rivet to the same thing that fills their faces with apprehension—the dark and muddied stain of filth firmly planted on the bottom of the little girl’s underpants....   [tags: Sound Fury]

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How The Temperature Of Water Affects The Speed Of Sound

- Name and Title Laura Standen, Mrs. Satinoff, 10/12/16, Stirring Up Sound Objectives • demonstrate how the temperature of water affects the speed of sound • demonstrate how dissolved particulates and bubbles scatter sound Hypothesis Do the properties of water affect the way sound travels through it. Why or why not. If the temperature of make up of the water changes, then the way sound travels through it changes. Materials • 2 mugs (ceramic work best) • 2 metal teaspoons • 2 plastic straws • very hot (boiling) water (be careful as the water is very hot) • ice water • instant coffee Procedures 1 Predict how sound may or may not change as the properties of water change....   [tags: Ocean, Water, Speed of sound, Sound]

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Sound Pressure Level Observations Of Clarendon Street

- Introduction Sound pressure level observations were conducted to assess acoustic spaces in terms of their characteristics and ambient noise levels. Using a Digitech QM 1589 Sound Pressure Level metre (SPL metre) (see figure 1) three studies were measured in order to successfully account for characteristic behaviours and differentiate between ambient noise levels. These studies where assessed under Figure 1: Digitech QM 1589 (http://www.jaycar.com.au/) 2016 ‘A’ and ‘C’ weightings of the SPL metre, in fast and slow settings....   [tags: Sound, Acoustics, Sound pressure, Noise]

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Lab Report On Sound Absorption Coefficient

- Sound Absorption Coefficient March 31 2015 To investigate the frequencies (200 Hz – 6300 Hz) dependence of the sound absorption co-efficient for Porous absorber material sample and Hardboard (helmholz absorber) in front of Porous sample using Standing Wave tube for absorption coefficient. Laboratory Experiment Page of content: Sound Absorption Coefficient I am writing to provide a review and report on Sound Absorption Coefficient Laboratory Experiment. Background, Relevance and Aim: Sound waves are produced by continuous vibration which can travel through the air or any other medium, sound can be heard when reach human ear or any other sound receiver, sound is form of energy and the...   [tags: Sound, Acoustics, Frequency]

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Similarities And Differences Of Characters In The Sound And The Fury

- The Sound and the Fury is a compelling story that shows different aspects of a family that is slowly deteriorating. William Faulkner made it clear that one of the most important aspects of this novel is the theme of loss. Faulkner gave the views of four different individuals who all had one main obsession, their sister Caddy, who in a way symbolizes the loss that each person endures and the deterioration of the south. Caddy, who did not have a part in the novel to tell her side of the story, was viewed very differently by each of her brothers....   [tags: Sound Fury Characters]

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A Short Note On The Elements Of Sound

- Poetry Often times I read a poem to myself silently and find it hard to understand the significance of the point that the author is trying to establish. It is when that poem is read aloud that it really begins to shine and bring feeling to a work of art (823). The elements of sound are what make a poem come to life and provoke thought in the readers mind so that the author and reader make a connection. Whether it is creating flow, provoking immersive images, or creating suspense, elements of sound like alliteration, onomatopoeia, and rime strengthen the meaning of a poem in ways that you could never fully experience when reading silently....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry, Sound, Annabel Lee]

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Sound and The Fury

- Sound and The Fury William Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury is a complicated story of tragedy, lies, and destruction. The whole Compson family is filled with negativity and bad decisions. The family is broken down little by little until it is finally destroyed. Ms. Compson is supposed to be in control but she is a neurotic self-centered woman that escapes responsibility by depending on Dilsey for every need. Ms Compson also created hostility between the Family. Jason, the head of the family since their father died, is always knowing but only cares for himself....   [tags: Faulkner Sound and the Fury Essays]

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Physics and the Speed of Sound

- The Speed of "Sound": is actually the speed of transmission of a small disturbance through a medium. The speed of sound (a) is equal to the square root of the ratio of specific heats (g) times the gas constant (R) times the absolute temperature (T). a = sqrt [g * R * T] Sonic Boom Sound generated by airflow has been around and reasearched for a long time. The increased use of fluid machines and engines has led to an increasing level of noise generation, and hence to an increasing interest in this area of research....   [tags: physics sound]

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The Essentials for Conducting: "Evoking Sound" by James Jordan

- The beginner or expertise will benefit from reading Evoking Sound by James Jordan; this book is the total package for any conductor that is wiling to expand their knowledge upon this subject. It goes beyond the basics, yet it expands the deeper relationship between the conductor and the ensemble. It gives examples of how to produce the sound you want from an ensemble or even create a program; it gives many other examples that are truly valuable and creative. Jordan’s overall “take” on choral conducting is relying on thy inner self, focusing on mutual agreement within an ensemble, teaching the way of singing, and passing along the passion of music....   [tags: Evoking Sound, James Jordan, conducting,]

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The Strength of Dilsey in The Sound and the Fury

- The Strength of Dilsey in The Sound and the Fury In The Sound and the Fury, the fated Compson family is a portrayal of both the declining old South and the new South that rose demonically out of its ruins. Through the Compsons, Faulkner personifies at once the mournful self-pity of a fallen gentry, and in Jason, the embittered rage and resentment of those who come after the fall. Throughout the novel, Dilsey is the one quiet fortitude in this irredeemably tragic and fallen family. One of the first indications of Dilsey's strength in the Compson house is attested to by the fact that she can tell time from the warped clock that hangs in the kitchen....   [tags: Faulkner Sound and the Fury Essays]

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Shakespeare in the Sound and the Fury

- Shakespeare in the Sound and the Fury   The "Tomorrow" soliloquy in Act V, scene v of the Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth provides central theme and imagery for The Sound and the Fury.  Faulkner may or may not agree with this bleak, nihilistic characterization of life, but he does examine the characterization extensively.               Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow             Creeps in this petty pace from day to day             To the last syllable of recorded time;             And all our yesterdays have lighted fools             The way to dusty death.  Out, out brief candle....   [tags: Sound and the Fury Essays]

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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

- The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner One of the main realities of human existence is the constant, unceasing passage of time. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner explores this reality of time in many new and unexpected ways as he tells the tragic tail of the Compson family. The Compsons are an old Southern aristocratic family to whom time has not been kind. Years of degeneration mainly stemming from slavery have brought them to the brink of destruction. Most of the story focuses on the Compson children who are undergoing the worst of the social and moral decay....   [tags: Slavery The Sound and the Fury Essays]

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Structures Used in The Sound and the Fury

- Structures Used in The Sound and the Fury In “Christian and Freudian Structures”, Carvel Collins points out some interesting systems used by Faulkner in The Sound and The Fury. Collins refers to the first system Faulkner uses as a Christian structure, which shows how all three Compson sons are in parallel with Christ. When discussing the Christian structure, Collins says that it is important for the reader to know that three of the four sections are set on Easter Sunday and the two days preceding it (71)....   [tags: Sound and the Fury Essays]

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Quentin's Struggle in The Sound and the Fury

- Quentin's Struggle in The Sound and the Fury       Too much happens...Man performs, engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear.  That's how he finds that he can bear anything.         William Faulkner (Fitzhenry  12) In Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, we are given a character known as Quentin, one who helps us more fully understand the words of the author when delivering his Nobel Prize acceptance speech "The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself" (The Faulkner Reader  3).  Quentin engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear, as the opening quote by Faulkner suggests is the fate of al...   [tags: Sound and the Fury Essays]

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Societal Symbology in The Sound and the Fury

- Societal Symbology in The Sound and the Fury A group of independent scientists and historians had determined that mankind was destined to self- destruct in twenty years, despite the best efforts of those who would change the world. Within days of the dire pronouncement, civilization had reverted to its component personality types - revealing the fundamental essence of every person who had heard the news. There were those unable to deal with the imminent doom of the human race, who went home and withdrew into themselves....   [tags: The Sound and the Fury Essays]

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Sound Navigation and Ranging SONAR

- Missing Images SONAR, as it is most commonly known as has been around since the beginning of time. Animals have used this technique and survived because of it for millions of years. Among the most common are bats and dolphins. Daniel Colloden used a bell to measure the speed of sound underwater in 1822. After the Titanic sunk, the idea of using sound underwater to locate objects, primarily icebergs, was taken up by inventors. Lewis Richardson, a meteorologist, was the first to file a patent for an echo locator one month after the Titanic had sunk....   [tags: sonar sound wave waves]

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Sound and Image in Motion Pictures

- Sound and Image in Motion Pictures Motion pictures and television are audio-visual mediums and so of course engage both our visual and aural senses. The meaning and emotion of a piece is commonly thought to come from the image and that the sound at best just duplicates the meanings from the image. For example Aaron Copland has said that a composer can do no more than" make potent through music the film's dramatic and emotional value." (http://web.archive.org/web/20041210081146/http://citd.scar.utoronto.ca/VPAB93/) Sound does however perform much more important, intricate and complex functions than commonly accepted....   [tags: Sound Image Movies Films Essays]

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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

- The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury is a novel that depicts the loss of traditional Southern values after the Civil War. This corruption is shown through the Compson family, whose notions of family honor and obsession with their family name are the driving force in severing all the ties that once held them together. Mr. Compson tries to instill these notions into his four children, but each is so occupied by their own beliefs and obsessions that this effort results in a house that is completely devoid of love and consumed by self-absorption....   [tags: Sound fury william Faulkner Essays]

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The Impact of Culture on the Function of Sound in Masala

- The Impact of Culture on the Function of Sound in Masala "I declare the National, uhh, sorry...the Canadian National Museum of Philately officially open." - Minister for Multi-Culturalism, Masala Although there are moments in Masala when the surface dialogue is loaded with irony and satire, the background or ambient sound of the film is also used to examine the central theme of the film, the search for personal and cultural identity. This theme of cultural representation and personal identity is additionally expressed through director Srinivas Krishna’s technical approach toward the function of sound in the film....   [tags: Sound Masala Cultural Essays]

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A Psychoanalytic Approach to Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury

- A Psychoanalytic Approach to Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury    In Faulkner's work, The Sound and the Fury, Caddy is never given an interior monologue of her own; she is seen only through the gaze of her brothers, and even then only in retreat, standing in doorways, running, vanishing, forever elusive, forever just out of reach.  Caddy seems, then, to be simultaneously absent and present; with her, Faulkner evokes an absent presence, or the absent center of the novel, as André Bleikasten and John T....   [tags: Sound and the Fury Essays]

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Sanity and Insanity in Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury

- Sanity and Insanity in Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury Quentin Compson, the oldest son of the Compson family in William Faulkner's novel, The Sound and the Fury, personifies all the key elements of insanity. Taking place in the imaginary town of Jefferson, Mississippi, the once high class and wealthy Compson family is beginning their downfall. Employing a stream of consciousness technique narrated from four points of view, Benjy, the "idiot child," Jason the cruel liar, cheat, and misogynist, Quentin the introvert, and the author narrating as a detached observer, Faulkner creates the situation of a completely dysfunctional family....   [tags: Faulkner Sound and the Fury Essays]

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Quentin's Passion and Desire in The Sound and the Fury

- Quentin's Passion and Desire in The Sound and the Fury   As Quentin Compson travels through the countryside with his college friends, the reality of the situation becomes terribly confused by memories and past feelings. After a little girl follows him for miles around town, his own sexuality reaches the forefront of his consciousness and transforms itself into disjointed memories of his sister Caddy. Quentin's constant obsession in William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, surrounds a defining sexual act with his sister....   [tags: Faulkner Sound and the Fury Essays]

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William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury

- William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury In William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, the image of honeysuckle is used repeatedly to reflect Quentin’s preoccupation with Caddy’s sexuality. Throughout the Quentin section of Faulkner’s work, the image of honeysuckle arises in conjunction with the loss of Caddy’s virginity and Quentin’s anxiety over this loss. The particular construction of this image is unique and important to the work in that Quentin himself understands that the honeysuckle is a symbol for Caddy’s sexuality....   [tags: Faulkner Sound Fury Essays]

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Critiques of Faulkner’s Sound and Fury

- Critiques of Faulkner’s Sound and Fury After reading through a large chunk of criticism, it seems clear to me how David Minter, editor of our edition, hopes to direct the readers’ attentions. I was rather dumbstruck by the number of essays included in the criticism of this edition that felt compelled to discuss Faulkner and the writing of The Sound and the Fury seemingly more than to discuss the text itself. Upon going back over the essay, I realized that Minter’s own contribution, “Faulkner, Childhood, and the Making of The Sound and the Fury,” is a prime example of such “criticism of the text” that focuses on the author, his creation of the text as a process, and the author’s self-profes...   [tags: Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury]

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Sound Waves

- What is a sound wave. A sound wave is produced by a mechanical vibration, such as a tuning fork. The vibrating object causes the surrounding medium, such as air, to vibrate as well.The wave travels through the medium to a detector, like your ear, and it is heard.As with any type of wave, a sound wave is also described by it's wavelength, amplitude, period, and frequency. WAVELENGTH is the distance from one point on the wave, to the next identical point, or the length of one part of the wave. AMPLITUDE is the distance from the midpoint to the place of maximum displacement....   [tags: physics acoustics sound]

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The Cemetary and Loss in Faulkner’s The Sound and Fury

- The Cemetary and Loss in Faulkner’s The Sound and Fury On the sixth page of the novel The Sound and The Fury, Caroline Compson informs her son Jason that she and her other son Benjy are "going to the cemetery." The sense of loss that runs through much of Faulkner's work, especially The Sound and The Fury, can be found in the quiet, black-and-white world of the dead. In a cemetery one is reminded of lives lost and lost lives. Faulkner honors both in his novel. The story reveals a multilayered cacophony of loss....   [tags: Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury]

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The Fall of the Compson Family in Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury

- The Fall of the Compson Family in Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury That Faulkner’s title for his complicated The Sound and the Fury comes from Macbeth is common knowledge, and reading the novel only confirms Faulkner’s choice as sound. Certainly there is an almost constant desire to behead characters so as to quiet their almost constant “bellering.” The common theme critics identify in the novel is the terrible fall of the Southern aristocracy, yet I cannot help but think that there was not, by that time, far to fall, at least not in the case of the Compson family....   [tags: Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury]

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Free College Essays - Chaos in The Sound and the Fury

- The Sound and the Fury - Chaos A key theme in William Faulkner’s novel The Sound and the Fury is the deterioration of the Compson family. May Brown focuses on this theme and explains that Quentin is the best character to relate the story of a family torn apart by” helplessness, perversion, and selfishness.” In his section, there is a paradoxical mixture of order and chaos which portrays the crumbling world that is the core of this novel. The most important element in Quentin’s section is his obsession with time....   [tags: Sound and the Fury Essays]

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Analysis of Memory and Time in Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury

- Sartre and Brooks’ Literary Critiques: Analysis of Memory and Time in Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury “History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time.” Cicero presaged the study of historical memory and conceptions of time, which assumes that what and how we remember molds our past into something more than a chronological succession of events. Ever more appreciative of the subjectivity of recollection, we grasp that without memory, time passes away as little more than sterile chronology....   [tags: Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury]

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Bleikasten’s Literary Analysis of Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury

- Bleikasten’s Literary Analysis of Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury By focusing on the figure of Caddy, Bleikasten’s essay works to understand the ambiguous nature of modern literature, Faulkner’s personal interest in Caddy, and the role she plays as a fictional character in relation to both her fictional brothers and her actual readers. To Bleikasten, Caddy seems to function on multiple levels: as a desired creation; as a fulfillment of what was lacking in Faulkner’s life; and/or as a thematic, dichotomous absence/presence....   [tags: Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury]

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Not A Word, Not A Sound

- Not A Word, Not A Sound Imagine walking through a forest. Upon walking, you spot a man about to jump into a lake as if there was no tomorrow. You run and open your mouth to shout, “NO. STOP. DON’T JUMP!” But as you desperately try to call out, not a word, not a sound comes out of your mouth. All you hear is the sound of the wind rustling through the trees and almost instantly, the sound of the man’s body penetrating into the water is heard...then nothing but the sound of your own heartbeat beating through the silence....   [tags: Voice]

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The Sound and The Fury

- The Sound and the Fury is a compelling novel written by William Faulkner. It was released in 1929, during an era called the Roaring 20s. This was a time during which literature reflected drastic changes in society, as well as the consumerism that emerged from the invention of the automobile. Faulkner, contrastingly, explores the themes of love and morality in this novel. But most importantly, its message of sorrow and moral decay are incomparable to any other novel. In The Sound and the Fury, through the use of Caddy, William Faulkner is able to portray the theme of misfortune: how each of her three brothers (Benjy, Quentin, and Jason) copes with it, ultimately contributing to how the family...   [tags: William Faulkner, literary analysis]

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The Science of Sound

- Introduction Sound is a compressional wave caused by the vibration of an object. Waves can travel as transverse or compressional waves, depending on the relationship between the movement of energy and the movement of the medium; if the medium moves at a right angle to the energy, it is a transverse wave, and if it moves in the same direction as the energy, it is a compressional wave. Figure 1- a transverse wave and a compressional wave. Qualities of a sound Figure 2- a transverse wave, labelled....   [tags: wave, vibration, piano]

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The Physics of Sound

- Introduction Produced sound from speakers has become so common and integrated in our daily lives it is often taken for granted. Living with inventions such as televisions, phones and radios, chances are you rarely ever have days with nothing but natural sounds. Yet, few people know the physics involved in the technology that allows us to listen to music in our living room although the band is miles away. This article will investigate and explain the physics and mechanism behind loudspeakers – both electromagnetic and electrostatic....   [tags: tv, radio, phones]

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The Sound of Music

- Billy Joel once stated, “I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music” (“Music Quotes Page. . .”). Although many instruments exist to enlighten the human existence, two of the most stimulating are the piano and the singing voice. While piano and singing both create poignant music, they differ due to the instruments themselves, the training involved, and the musician’s individuality....   [tags: Music]

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The Sound of Music

- When an energetic young woman training to become nun enrolls as governess for a family of eight—seven children and a staunch, domineering father—her cheerful disposition quickly conflicts with the stern, restrictive atmosphere of her surroundings. This conflict leads her to question her devotion to the nunnery, the environment of which is just as oppressive as the family’s home. Nevertheless, throughout her journey, the young governess enjoys a carefree lifestyle in spite of her situation, and the conflicts that arise as a result become the subject of visual representation....   [tags: film analysis]

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Sound of the Sea

- The only time that I can sneak into the bathhouse is in the midnight, when everyone is in their beds asleep, when the hot water stops running from the mouths of the marble lions around the bath pool so the water is cool enough, and when I am all alone. As I lay myself into the water, my waist below joints, I can feel my legs mingle together, wrapped with another skin so tight, and covered with fish scales in the color of aqua that glimmer under the moonlight through the window. Then from the tips of my toes expand an enormous fish-like caudal tail....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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What is Sound?

- What is Sound. The Production of Sound: Sound is the vibration of waves moving through air or water caused by a vibrating source which produces rhythmic vibrations in pressure. The air or water molecules collide and transmit the pressure away from the sound source; this is the process which causes sound. Sound can be measured by using several different equations, these include: The Equation to calculate the frequency of a wave length V=fγ Velocity = Frequency x Wave Length This equation is used to calculate the frequency of wave lengths....   [tags: vibrations, guitar, frequency]

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Sound and Frequency

- What comes to mind when someone says the word wave. Maybe you picture yourself waving your hand to say hello, or a wave on the ocean. In physics, a wave can be defined as a a repeating and periodic disturbance that travels through a medium and transfers energy from one point to another. This disturbance, or variation, can move up, down, forward or back, just think of the waves in the ocean. The medium is the substance or material that carries the wave, for instance, with ocean waves the medium would be the water itself....   [tags: wavelength, absorption]

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What is Sound?

- Sound is a form of energy. It is created when something vibrates and in turn causes the medium (water, air, etc.) around it to vibrate. Traveling longitudinal waves are vibrations in the air, which we are able to pick up with our ears. Sound waves are made up of regions of high and low pressure named compressions and rarefactions. Sound is a longitudinal wave in which the oscillations take place in the direction of the wave travel i.e. backwards and forwards rather than from side to side. The backwards and forwards displacement results in a sequence of compression and rarefactions....   [tags: vibration, frequency, guitar]

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Perception of Sound

- Hearing allows us to do our everyday activities and improves our lives. It enables us to communicate, socialize, and interact in our environment. Good hearing also helps to keep us safe, warning us of dangers or alerting us to someone else’s distress. Hearing is necessary for us to be able to participate in life more fully. Our hearing provides us with a huge source of information; some of it is known to us and some we don’t even notice but when combined, this information gives us the opportunity to be aware and interact in our world....   [tags: Inner Ear, Tinnitus Retraining Theory]

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The Strengths And Weaknesses Of The 's Decision Of Not Using Sound Music Sound And Sound Effects

- What do you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses in the use of sound in Modern Times. In 1927 the world had first debuted the first ever-sound movie, The Jazz Singer, however, just over a decade later in 1937, the infamous Charlie Chaplin still continued to create silent film as we can see in Modern Times (1936). In this essay I will discuss the advantages and weaknesses of Chaplin’s decision of not using sound besides music and sound effects. In particular I will discuss how he used these decisions to his benefit....   [tags: Charlie Chaplin, Silent film, The Gold Rush]

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Plot Analysis Of ' The Sound Machine '

- Plot, Character and Setting in “The Sound Machine” Every day we hear many sounds around us, however, have you ever hear the terrible sound from the pain of tree. In the short story, "The sound machine" was written by Roald Dahl, it focus on the character who is Klausner heard the terrible sound. This same story was directed into a film by Zahid Chohan. There is same content, but some details are different, however, it did not change the main point of the story. The basic story involves Klausner who invented the machine....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Audience, Feature film]

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How The Pharmaceutical Get Into The Sound

- Puget Sound is a sound located in northwestern part of United States and it is the main coast of Western Washington state. It is one of the most complex and largest estuaries (location where freshwater and salty sea water meets) in the world, ranging from city of Olympia to Deception Pass near Whidbey Island. Naturally estuaries are abundant with unique natural organisms and Puget Sound is especially true; as Chinook salmon, staghorn sculpin, English sole, geoduck clam, orca whales, harbor seals and many more live in Puget Sound....   [tags: Sewage treatment, Wastewater, Water, Septic tank]

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Sound after an Era of Silence

- Silent animation films became increasingly popular throughout the 1910s as they were shown prior to live action films in theaters worldwide when, concurrently, enthusiasm towards cinema as a whole became a widespread phenomenon. During the ensuing decade, sound became a prevalent part of cinema when sound-on-film technology was first innovated, culminating in the famous release and subsequent popularity of The Jazz Singer in 1927. As expected, this technology was soon adapted to animation, most notably in Paul Terry's Dinner Time and Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie, both of which were released in 1928....   [tags: conematography, experience, structure, plot]

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The Sound of Music in Piano and Voice

- Billy Joel once said, “I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music” (“Music Quotes”). Although many instruments exist to enliven human existence, two of the most stimulating are the piano and the voice. While piano and singing both create poignant music, they differ due to the instruments themselves, the training involved, and the musician’s individuality. A traditional piano consists of strings, keys, hammers, pedals and pieces of wood (“Piano”)....   [tags: Music]

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The Secret Life of Sound Perception

- It was only five years ago when I started to understand the importance of sound, but not the way I would have expected. It all began when my friend Marshall Kay invited me over to his shop to take a look at something he had been working on. When I arrived Marshall took me to the back of his shop and into a large room. Once inside I saw a chair which was facing two individual speakers. Marshall asked me to sit down, face the speakers, and close my eyes. He then dimmed the lights and began to play a song....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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The Priceless Sound of a Stradivarius Violin

- Whenever there is talk of violins, the name Stradivarius always comes to mind. Questions have been asked over the centuries as to how the violins have their unique sound. Is it the varnish. Is it the water. Is it the shape. Or is it perhaps the provenance. Scientists have studied the violins and musicians have studied and debated the sound quality and the superiority of the instruments for centuries. Stradivarius violins are commonly hailed worldwide as the best violins in the world. The sound quality of Stradivarius violins is of unprecedented superiority when compared to other violins, and it is commonly believed that no one has been able to match it in the past three centuries since their...   [tags: music, violin, uniformed density, biography]

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The Importance of Sound in Advertising

- “Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising” (Mark Twain). Advertising, the very business of claiming attention. Through many successes and twice as many failures, advertising has always been a competitive field to be a part of. New techniques are constantly being shouted out or thought of to try and get a head in the game. Propaganda, obnoxiously large print headlines, and lavish pictures are few of outrageous techniques to get the message out there. However the need to bluff, or over exaggerate products and brands is no longer needed, when you can simply emphasize with a simple tool....   [tags: Commercial Jingle, Background Music]

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The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima

- ... Shinji woke up from his slumber to see Hatsue’s silhouette naked, by the fire. He tries to refrain from looking at her, but eventually she realizes he is awake (73). This creates a conflict between the two characters, as Hatsue believes it is not right for a woman to lose her virginity before marriage, but Shinji does not see why maintaining innocence is important (77). Mythical allusions described by Mishima serve to highlight the other qualities within The Sound of Waves. When Shinji first catches sight of Hatsue, she is “letting her hair stream” and her “cheeks glow” (7)....   [tags: hatsue and shinji]

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The Sound And The Fury By William Faulkner

- The author of The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential modernist writers of the twentieth century. The Sound and the Fury happens to be one of his most critiqued and studied pieces. Most essays written about the book focus on either the ideas that the mother is egotistical, cold, selfish or that the daughter retrogressive, impure, and soiled. Faulkner blames the decay of the family unit on the daughter Caddy’s virginity and the loss of her purity....   [tags: William Faulkner, Novel, Absalom, Absalom!]

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By the Sound, by John Hollander

- John Hollander’s poem, “By the Sound,” emulates the description Strand and Boland set forth to classify a villanelle poem. Besides following the strict structural guidelines of the villanelle, the content of “By the Sound” also follows the villanelle standard. Strand and Boland explain, “…the form refuses to tell a story. It circles around and around, refusing to go forward in any kind of linear development” (8). When “By the Sound” is examined in regards to a story, the poem’s linear development does not get beyond the setting....   [tags: Villanelle Poem, Breakdown]

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Important Motifs in Sound and Editing

- Sound and editing are both very crucial concepts in film. In Tom Tykwer's Run Lola Run (1998), the way the narrative structure is set up can make the differentiation of diegetic and non-diegetic sound difficult for the viewer. The relationship between sound and the narrative structure, however, also makes the viewer more aware of the film's artificiality. In King Hu's Come Drink With Me (1966), we see how the major motifs of editing emphasize the unrealistic and fantasy qualities of the characters....   [tags: Analysis, Sounds, Editing]

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Movie Analysis : Sound And Editing

- Sound and Editing are two factors that can affect our movie watching experience. They usually work together to push the story forward, determine how fast or slow the pace of the film should be, and what mood should the audience feel. In this paper, we will be specifically focusing on sound and editing of the films Hugo and compare it with the film Amélie, which both at least nominated in best sound and best video editing. These two films both used different elements and techniques in terms of sound and editing that I think it would be interesting to discuss....   [tags: Film, Film editing, Narrative, Film techniques]

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The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner

- When William Faulkner first published his novel, The Sound and the Fury, in 1929, it was not only heavily criticized, but also highly expirimental. Faulkner pioneered the road to literary modernism by completely abandoning most traditional forms and structures of writing. Faulkner’s framework behind the structure of The Sound and the Fury can be seen in the way that he divided the book into four segments. With each segment being told through a different character’s point of view, the story branches out and many details are revealed, including the varying ways each Compson brother interacts with time ....   [tags: Time, Literary Devices]

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The Basic Properties of Sound

- ... Let’s now examine the qualities of sound. The characteristics of sound can be classified into two categories: Objective and Subjective qualities. Objective qualities are related to the physical properties of sound, such as intensity, frequency and frequency spectrum, which can be measured by the use of specific instrumentation. On the other hand, the term ‘subjective’ refers to the same above properties, but from the point of view of the human perception, that is, what each one of us decodes, understands and feels as a ‘unique’ listener, exposed to the same sound stimuli....   [tags: objective and subjective qualities, ]

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The Advent Of Sound Recording And Reproduction

- Starting in the late nineteenth century, an explosive growth in technological advances have created a massive impact on music. Particularly the ways in which we create music, experience music, and learn music have changed extraordinarily in such a relatively short period of time in its history. It’s interesting to see how the rapid expansion of technological achievement that so greatly influenced every other aspect of our lives also changed the art form of music so drastically. First and foremost, the advent of sound recording and reproduction expanded the creative grounds for musicians, giving them an entirely new power over their music and more ways to reach an audience....   [tags: Music, Musical notation, Musical composition]

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The Sound Of A Beating Heart

- At 2:25 there is the sound of a beating heart. This reminds me of how much my heart used to thud in my chest. Since Kevin is my first love, there was a point where I didn’t know what was going on. I was so confused by my feelings and the word “love” freaked me out. In “Cosmic Love,” at 2:07 the harps start slowing down. This reminds me of a time to think and reflect; reflect about what I was getting myself into and if I was ready for it. At 2:34, the music comes back loud and intense. That’s when I realized that I am ready to commit to this relationship, no matter what....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Sleep, Debut albums]

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The Sound and the Fury: Noblesse Oblige

- The Sound and the Fury: Noblesse Oblige William Faulkner wrote The Sound and the Fury with many underlying themes. The most prominent theme in my opinion is noblesse oblige. Faulkner expresses The Compson’s noblesse oblige as they respond to a tragedy that affects each character in a unique way. Catherine, Jason, Quentin, and even Benjy executes a “responsibility to protect” their daughter and sister Caddy throughout the entire novel, protecting the noblesse oblige held by this family. Noblesse oblige is defined as “the moral obligation of the rich or highborn to display honorable and generous conduct”....   [tags: William Faulkner, moral obligation, responsibility]

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The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima

- ... This portrayed that Mishima believed that the tradition of the Japanese social class can be broken if it is true love that brought two people together. Another example where social class has become a conflict is when Yasuo assumed that he would be the one marrying Hatsue, and he would become Terukichi’s new son. This assumption of Yasuo shows that in tradition, it is known that a person of a certain level in the social class marries another person of the same level. Since Hatsue and Yasuo come from the same social class, Yasuo believed they were bound to marry each other....   [tags: japanese traditionalism, social class]

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Music Industry : The Sound Of Heaven

- Music, notably known as the sound of heaven; the one aspect of life that can speak multiple languages by combing different tones and beats to create one unique sound wave. Constantly evolving over the years, this complexed form of melodic syndrome has opened doors for thousands of people across the globe. From musical prodigies to extremely dedicated dream chasers, the music industry has become one of the most famous career choices today. Additionally, some of these career paths include education, song writing, performance, audio technology, music therapy, and business....   [tags: Singing, Music, Vocal range, Human voice]

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The Wave Of A Sound Wave

- A sound wave is a longitudinal, mechanical wave that transfers energy whilst compressing and refracting through a uniform medium. Therefore, as sound waves move through a uniform medium, the wave will experience a gradual reduction in it’s power. When sound waves pass through the medium it interacts with the molecules and the energy is transferred to the uniform medium, as heat is generated from the molecules vibrating back forth. The heat generated from the transfer of energy reduces the power of the wave....   [tags: Energy, Temperature, Heat, Thermodynamics]

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A Sound Of Thunder By Ray Bradbury

- Imagine going back millions of years just to hunt a dinosaur. Imagine trekking through the jungle and seeing a gigantic thirty-foot tall ten-ton beast. Shooting at it causes the dinosaur to run forward, and a little step off of the Path in fear causes a catastrophe. “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury proves that making mistakes can cost you more than you ever imagined. Looking into certain aspects of the story will help to define how mistakes came about, and how to solve them. In the story, Ray Bradbury describes his views on what time travel could look like in the future....   [tags: Time travel, Science fiction, Time, Future]

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The Film Opens With The Sound Of Beth

- The film opens with the sound of Beth Emhoff coughing, sitting at an airport bar snacking on nuts and having a drink. She takes an incoming call, from a man named John Neal, who wants to know why she left without saying goodbye after just having sex in a hotel room. She apologizes and tells him that she thought she was going to miss her flight. Beth coughs again. John ask her if she is ok. Beth tells him she is just jet lagged. Beth ends the phone and hands the bartender her credit card to pay for her drink....   [tags: Death, Doctor, Boy, Doctor Who]

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Animal Testing : Is It Ethically Sound?

- Animal Testing: Is It Ethically Sound. Throughout decades of scientific study, experimentation on animals has been the most common method of testing a product. Animals have been the innocent victims of harmful experiments for research, medicine, and cosmetics. While using animals to conduct experiments has been the most prefered procedure, it is not the most accurate. While primates such as chimpanzees share 99.9% similarities to humans, and rats are 98% genetically similar, they are not the same (Hajar)....   [tags: Animal testing, Animal rights, Experiment]

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Creative Writing: A Touch of Sound

- A Touch of Sound We all remember these grey gloomy days filled with a feeling of despair that saddens the heart from top to bottom. Even though, there may be joy in one’s heart, the atmosphere turns the soul cold and inert. Autumn is the nest of this particular type of days despite its hidden beauty. The sun seems foreign, and the nights are darker than usual enveloped by a thrill that generates chills to travel through the spine leaving you with a feeling of insecurity. Nevertheless, the thinnest of light will always shine through the deepest darkness; in fact, darkness amplifies the beauty and intensity of a sparkle....   [tags: darkness, light]

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Jazz The Sound Of The Heart

- Jazz the Sound of the Heart In a blog written by Virginia Hughes she states that “Music moves people of all cultures, Vocal Jazz and collaborations with other sub-genres such as bebop jazz, cool jazz and hard bob didn’t only affected the culture throughout the eras, but created an outlet for many artists to express their repressed feelings during difficult time periods, and allowed a strong rooted foundation for Jazz in whole to continue to develop. “Vocal Jazz” has been able to touch the deepest human emotions through the voice of the songs and powerful melodies behind them.in a way that doesn’t seem to happen with other animals....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, Billie Holiday]

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The Musical Sound Of Hoof Beats

- “The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.” Maya Angelou an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist penned these words; consequently, she expressed exactly how I like to write. I do not endeavor for my writing to only be smooth and polished; rather, I would prefer my writing to reach deep within the souls of the readers so that they find themselves living my words rather than merely reading them. I have discovered that in order to accomplish this task I should assess my strengths and their benefits, also my weaknesses and what I can do to improve....   [tags: Sentence, Question, Learning, Word]

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How a Saxaphone Makes Sound

- Introduction The saxophone was developed in 1846 by Adolphe Sax. The purpose of the saxophone’s development was to have an instrument with the projection of a brass and agility of a woodwind instrument. It is a closed ended instrument, with a reed which allows air to vibrate as it passes through the mouthpiece. It is very popular with military bands and is most well known for jazz and classical music, because of it’s unique sound and smooth solos. This report will explore the saxophone’s sound production including; frequency, resonance, notes, antinodes and harmonics explaining in depth how it occurs and their effect on the sound produced....   [tags: vibration, waves, frequency]

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Speech On The Sound Of Silence

- The Sound of Silence* Schools aren 't meant to be quiet. At night, walking to my classroom to finish grading papers or pick up a camera, I hear my heels echoing in the hall, hear the vent on top of the gym creak as the wind turns it, hear every creak and moan as the building further settles. Shadows are the only things moving in the halls as branches shift in the breeze and the moon seems to move across the night sky. A school should be filled to bursting with laughter and shouted greetings. It should reverberate with conversation, buzz with gossip, hum with energy....   [tags: High school, Teacher, Education, Elie Wiesel]

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Music Is An Art Of Sound

- Music is an art of sound. It expresses ideas and emotions in many significant forms. Many forms of music are in every culture around the world. Although music has evolved over time, it is a big part of people’s life. Whether it is from the past or present. There have been many great composers of all eras such as, Johann Sebastian Bach of the late Baroque period and Charles Ives in the 20th century. Can we compare the two, or are they just so different in retrospect to music. Bach and Ives came from families with musical backgrounds....   [tags: Johann Sebastian Bach, Baroque music]

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