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  • The Symbolism of the Piano in The Piano

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    The Symbolism of the Piano in The Piano The piano has been inextricably linked with the roles and expectations of women in British society since its advent in the mid 1700s to the late 1800s when rising standards of living made it more accessible to middle class society. Pianos were regarded as "secure icons of social distinction" 1 and a wife was viewed similarly as a possession of "privatization, success and respectability."2 Pianos were instrumental in both reinforcing gender roles and as

  • The Piano

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    Poignant and profound, the film The Piano lingers hauntingly in the mind well after the final credits have closed. Written and directed by Jane Campion, The Piano touches on several moral and controversial issues, such as the portrayal of love and eroticism, the forced assimilation of natives during colonisation and the role of women in nineteenth century society. Many of Campion’s films focus on similar themes and ideas, garnering critical as well as financial success and making her a renowned and

  • The Piano

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    The Piano gave me a great understanding of true love and the hardships that came along with it. The movie was very well put together, and I learned a great deal from the production. The Piano had some good instances of well lit up shots, along with some good symbolism which, I will explain about in the following report. For instance there was a scene in the movie involving Adas’ young daughter where all of a sudden a cartoon just appears out of nowhere. I believe the producer was relating the cartoon

  • The Piano

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    Oliver and his father finished enlarging the pantry, then started digging out and building a room for the piano. They did most of the work in the evenings and on weekends. Timmy and Brianna would sometimes help. Timmy lend a hand in digging out the room, while Brianna helped Mrs. Dingle-Mouse keep the dust under control. They spent last week putting up wax wall panels. Each panel had to be cut carton had to cut from a used milk carton and glued in place with a special adhesive to make it water tight

  • Changes in the Piano

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    The piano is an amazing instrument used all over the world to express one’s feelings, emotions, and talent. The piano is used for entertainment, but for many, it’s used in a personal way to express feelings in a musical way. Obviously each musical instrument is unique to their own time period and no doubt the piano has been around for a while. It has gone through many changes in it’s time- changing along with the modern music of the day. I believe the piano has adapted over the years more so than

  • The Piano Analysis

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    history – the piano. During the beginning of the play, Wilson describes the setting and illustrates a piano that is dominating the parlor and gathering dust in the Charles’ home. The piano is covered with carvings of events and “mask-like figures resembling totems.” Wilson then begins to describe the carvings as “graceful” and rendering a “power of invention that lifts them out of the realm of craftsmanship and into the realm of art.” Nevertheless, to the Charles’ family, the piano is not just an

  • Piano Mechanics

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    “Player Piano,” by John Updike is an example of light verse poetry focusing specifically upon the thoughts of a player piano. Updike effectively allows the reader to explore 'player piano's thoughts through personification, meter, rhyme, and diction. The poem commences with assonance which is the lack of vowel sounds in order to create rhyming phrases or sentences. The three-stanza poem, mostly in dactylic tetrameter, describes the player piano in creative diction, allowing the reader to experience

  • Evolution of the Piano

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    Evolution of the Piano Dulcimer originally found in Iran shortly after the birth of Christ. The Dulcimer is the basic principles of the piano, hammers striking different strings tuned over a flat soundboard. Dulcimer players used two light sticks ending with broader blades, instead of the mechanical hammers. Clavichord built in around 1400, the clavichord had about ten strings and in earlier examples two notes or more was produced from that string or pair of strings by making two or more

  • History of the Piano

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    The piano is an instrument that can be traced back through the centuries; there are no debates about that statement. Nevertheless, there are several different views on what begins the history of the piano. In his book, Pianos and their Makers, Alfred Dolge begins with the Monochord in 582 B. C., which was used by Pythagoras. However, Ernest Closson begins his History of the Piano with the clavichord and gives only five paragraphs to the influences from before. Everyone has their own interpretation

  • The Importance Of The Piano

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    and pour out my despair at the piano!” a quote from Frederic Chopin. Similar to Chopin, a copius amount of musicians utilized their instruments of choice in order to express their emotions or feelings. During the Baroque Period both the clavichord and the harpsichord reigned as the most popular keyboard instrument of choice. However, by the end of the Baroque Period the piano had replaced both keyboards as being the most popular and widely used (Verotta). The piano has been derived from the harpsichord

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