Repetition Essays

  • Significance of Repetition in Our Town

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    Significance of Repetition in Our Town Wilder was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1897 to Amos Parker Wilder and Isabella Wilder.  In 1906, Amos Wilder was appointed American Consul General, and his family moved with him to Hong Kong.  Thornton Wilder only lived in Hong Kong for 6 months, moved back to the United States with his mother, and then in 1911 rejoined his father in Shanghai for a year.  Wilder attended Oberlin College for two years, moved with his family to New Haven, Connecticut, and

  • Use of Repetition, Word Choice, and Imagery in Neuromancer

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    Use of Repetition, Word Choice, and Imagery in Neuromancer While reading "Neuromancer", one may become extremely baffled if he or she cannot interpret the terminology used or the framework in which the book is written. Hence, the use of the formalistic approach is necessary in order for the reader to actually understand the concepts trying to be declared by Gibson. Through the formalistic approach one can begin to see that Gibson uses repetition, and specific word choice to set the tone for the

  • Characterization, Symbolism, and Repetition in Hundred Years of Solitude

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    Characterization, Symbolism, and Repetition in One Hundred Years of Solitude The names of characters often suggest something about their personalities, either straightforwardly or ironically. Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, Prudencio Aguilar is neither "prudent" nor "eagle-like" (aguila means "eagle" in Spanish).  Repetition of names and behaviors is another technique of characterization. Certain character types, e.g., the contemplative, stubborn man, or the impetuous, forceful

  • Repetition, Diction, and Simile in Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing

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    Repetition, Diction, and Simile in Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing In Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Crossing, there is a dramatic sequence described by the narrator.  The author uses many different techniques to convey the impact of the experience on the narrator.  Some of these such techniques are: repetition, diction, and simile. Of the aforementioned techniques, the most obvious is repetition.  The author uses the word “and” a total of thirty-three times.  However, the simple usage of the

  • Metaphors and Repetition in Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

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    Metaphors and Repetition in Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night In Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night," the speaker is a son talking to his aging father and pleading with him to fight against death. The son knows that death is the inevitable end to every life, but feels one should not give up to death too easily. By using metaphor, imagery, and repetition, Thomas reinforces the son's message that aging men see their lives with sudden clarity and realize how they might have

  • Repetition

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    The circle of life is present in everyday life and is the repetition that keeps the world round creating a balance. The idea of the circle of life is if a person or idea dies, another is born keeping a balance in all things. This would make a circle motion that would repeat rightly called “the circle of life”. This theme is displayed in Thomas Hardy’s His Immortality, in the song lighting crashes, and in Disney’s The Lion King. In His Immortality by Thomas Hardy, the theme of the circle of life is

  • My Personal Learning Style

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    some things are easy for me to learn, and some things are not. But there I go again, simplifying the matter. My learning experience throughout grade school was cast in the Traditional method, employing rote, reward-and-punishment, and repetition, repetition, repetition. It was a one-size-fits-all approach, intended to instill good behavior as much as to instruct in the rudiments of reading, writing and arithmetic. We were not encouraged to participate in the process, unless, of course, we raised our

  • Importance of Language in The Catcher in the Rye

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    works, was met by scornful criticism and unyielding admiration. However, many literary critics also marveled at Salinger's use of language, which was used to make Holden Caulfield, the main character, extremely realistic. Such language includes both repetition of phrases and blatant cursing, in order to capture the informal speech of the average, northeastern American adolescent. Through Holden's thoughts and dialogues, Salinger successfully created a teenage boy. The language used in The Catcher in

  • An Explication of Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

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    should still make a stand at the end. Different men approach death in different ways, but no matter what their approach, they should fight against loss itself. Stanza analysis Stanza 1 Line 1 is a repetition of the title of the poem - a line which is repeated four times in the poem. The repetition is functional as it emphasises the theme of the poem: not to accept death without fighting it as long as possible. In stanza 1 three different phrases are used to denote the idea of death namely good

  • Teletubbies

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    "Teletubbies" makes use of bright colors, music, repetition, and a slow pace, because this is how young children learn, according to the current research on education. Michael Brunton, in an article in Time, said that "people are missing the point" when they criticize the repetition and hear the baby-talk of the teletubbies. "Teletubbies is in fact closely modeled around the latest theories of speech that identify patterns of movement, a sing-song voice,...repetition and social interaction as key building

  • Language in Jamaica Kincaid's Autobiography of My Mother

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    point. There is neither flowery wording not complex sentence structure. Without the distractions of overflowing language, the depth of Kincaid's material comes through with particular effectiveness. It is the simplest of writing elements, that of repetition and opposition, that Kincaid uses to create a novel rich in language and eloquence. The most prominent linguistic aspect of the novel is its lack of dialogue. There is not one line of dialogue throughout the entire novel. This reliance on narration

  • Genesis, the Education of Abraham

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    their grammar, are often told by their teachers, "Per repitio nos studiare," which translates to "through repetition we learn." Though this may seem hard to believe as their hands begin to cramp, it bears a certain amount of truth. As my grandfather once told me, "Experience is often the best teacher." Truly gaining an understanding of something often comes from repeated involvement. Repetition is also the concept that the Hebrew Creator-God uses throughout the story of Genesis to educate Abram about

  • Progression Of Islamic Art

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    Also, art is considered to be decorative and imitative. Script and patterns are used to decorate objects, whether they be architectural structures, prayer rugs, ceramics, and books. The geometric objects naturally led to artistic patterning and repetition. Although the Islamic community prohibited figural imagery, the community’s rapid expansion during the centuries after its inception diluted the rigidity of traditional customs. Assimilated countries and cultures that practiced figural art before

  • The Blizzard Analysis

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    The Blizzard is no different, if anything the dialog is partially well thought out. The antagonists, Salem and Natasha, are shown to pick their words carefully shortly after they are introduced. Illustrated best their natural repetitions. They are repetitive in multiple ways, the manner that they nearly quote things previously said by the protagonists, repeating a word multiple times in one sentence, and in mimicking one other. This garners various effects, namely eeriness; however

  • Fallacious Arguments In the Declaration of Independence

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    arguments that are found. The colonists’ use of persuasion to influence by using repetition to achieve their means. The Declaration of Independence is what 56 colonists saw as a logical course of action. What you must ask yourself is: What was considered logical in 1776? The rhetorical style uses persuasive ideals in the use of language. For example, in the first sentence of the second paragraph, the parallel structure and repetition of the word “that” enable the writers to articulate with excessive clarity

  • Heart Of Darkness

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    significance of some of these titles is easy to recognize while in other titles, the significance is only developed gradually. The latter is the case for Joseph Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness. The author implements the literary devices of contrast, repetition and point of view to successfully convey the meaning and symbolism of his title. At first read through the short book, one may perceive the “heart of darkness” to simply be the wilderness in the center of Africa into which Marlow is headed. This

  • Point of view "Tell-Tale Heart"

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    that he or she is not mad, and tries to convince us of that fact by how carefully this brutal crime was planned and executed. The point of view helps communicate that the theme is madness to the audience because from the beginning the narrator uses repetition, onomatopoeias, similes, hyperboles, metaphors and irony. "True!--nervous--very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses--not destroyed--not dulled them. Above all was the

  • Earworm

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    "exceptional" in the musical stimulus. The ensuing mental repetition may exacerbate the "itch," such that the mental rehearsal becomes largely involuntary, and the individual feels trapped in a cycle from which they seem unable to escape. But why does this happen? Apparently, repetition, musical simplicity and incongruity are partly responsible for the annoyance. (2) A repeated phrase, motif or sequence might be suggestive of the very act of repetition itself, such that the brain echoes the pattern automatically

  • Tina Modotti

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    Most of her surviving famous photographs were from her period in Mexico between 1923 and 1926. The photograph entitled “Staircase, 1925” is a good example of an abstract architectural image. Composition features in this work include the use of repetition of a line pattern, and perspective. “It is a picture of space becoming a pattern – a construction of lines and triangles stretched very tightly towards two dimensions – in which depth is both precisely described and subtly denied” (Szarkowski)

  • The Epic of Gilgamesh is Truely an Epic

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    devices as rhyme, alliteration, contrast, and repetition were used as mnemonic devices in order for the teller to remember the story thoroughly.   It is divided into "verses," or lines, which are often connected by parallel meaning or otherwise into couplets.  Because The Epic of Gilgamesh is very repetitious, it falls under the literary genre of the epic.  Along with telling a story, it is also written in a poetic style that includes a lot of repetition.  This makes the story easier to remember