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    Joni Mitchell is known to be one of Canada’s most eclectic and influential songwriters. Beginning her professional musical career during the folk revival in Yorkville 1960s, it was from there that the talented young songwriter began her exploration in popular, “art-folk” music. Mitchell had always had wanderlust, leading her to travel around the America, which as we can see through her music, simply helped her sound bloom. Her travels and experiences are not only acknowledged through her lyrics,

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    On November 7th, 1943, Joni Mitchell was born as Roberta Joan Anderson in Fort Macleod, Canada. Her family eventually moved to North Battleford and then Saskatoon; both of which are cities in the Saskatchewan providence of Canada. She considers Saskatoon, Canada to be her hometown. At the young age of nine years old, Mitchell contracted polio, but she managed to recover and regain her ability to walk after a stay in the hospital. Joni Mitchell’s interest in folk music began in her adolescent years

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    Everybody's saying that hell's the hippest way to go Well I don't think so But I'm gonna take a look around it though Blue, I love you. Blue, here is a shell for you Inside you'll hear a sound A foggy lullaby There is your song from me. (“Blue”, Joni Mitchell) As an act of creation, writing a song or playing a passage of music is a development for the artist, a birth. Intercourse begins the artistic cycle, allowing the artist to take into herself the experiences necessary for creation. With time and

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    Veselka are personal essays that at first glance seem disconnected from each other as they touch on completely different subjects. However, it is evident that both have a common theme: realization. Zadie Smith comes to appreciate an artist named Joni Mitchell a decade after she first refers to her singing as “just noise” (Smith, 2012, p. 189). Vanessa Veselka hunts for more answers as she discovers the possible identity of the truck driver who threatened her life as an adolescent. Yet, it is important

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    "I've looked at life from both sides now From up and down and still somehow It's life's illusions I recall I really don't know life at all" -- From the song, Both Sides, Now, by Joni Mitchell "Meaningless! Meaningless! says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless1...I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind2." The words struck me like a slap to the face. Their truth, cold as ice, was suddenly

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    do not value what we want to do until the opportunity is taken away from us. Perhaps Joni Mitchell says it best: "Don't it always seem to go / That you don't know what you've got till it's gone?" (Mitchell) Works Cited Disraeli, Benjamin . "Benjamin Disraeli quote." BrainyQuote. Xplore, n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014. . Galloway, Steven. The Cellist of Sarajevo. New York: Riverhead Books, 2008. Print. Mitchell, Joni. Big Yellow Taxi. RCA, 1970. Record.

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    He was a man content with his marriage and who’s fortune in that department had tripled, given what he had lived through. His wive had been a text book example of that old adage: “you never really appreciate something until it’s gone” or like Joni Mitchell lovingly sang: “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone?” Anna was enamored of “Big Yellow Taxi” and would sometimes drive him insane as she played the song in an elliptical loop, over and over again. When

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    In the world where stress pains, rash, and restlessness resides it is very hard to find happiness. Even in this tight situation, everybody finds their own way to get happiness. For me, music is something that makes me happy and gives a deep feeling of peace to my mind and heart. Music is not just an art for me, “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything” (Plato). It is my way of escaping from this

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    We join a group that includes Delly,Annie, and Finnick. It's something to see Finnick's transformation since his marriage. His earlier incarnations--the decadent Capitol heartthrob Imet before the Quell, the enigmatic ally in the arena, the broken young man who tried to help me hold it together--these have been replaced by someone who radiates life. Finnick's real charms of self-effacing humor and an easygoing nature are on display for the first time. He never lets go ofAnnie's hand. Not when they

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    Browning And Not To Blame by Joni Mitchell To begin with, these two pieces of poetry are about two different women who have suffered terrible violence from their male partners. This essay compares the two poems identifying their similarities and differences as they are both written from a different point of view. 'Porphyria's Lover' is written from a male's point of view, Robert Browning whereas 'Not To Blame' is written from a female's point of view, Joni Mitchell. Further more 'Porphyria's

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