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    The Path of Shelley's Winged Thoughts

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    The Path of Shelley's 'Winged Thoughts' Writing much of his poetry on the Continent, away from England where his readership lived, and dying only three years after the composition of much of his best work, Percy Bysshe Shelley had little control over the transmission of his poetry. At the time of its initial publication, “Ode to the West Wind” appeared as part of a larger volume, entitled Prometheus Unbound, also the name of its signature, featured poem which overshadowed “Ode to the West Wind

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    Winged Victory: The Nike of Samothrace

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    Winged Victory: The Nike of Samothrace The Nike of Samothrace (fig. 1) Charles Champoiseau uncovered pieces of masterfully worked Parian marble in April of 1863.1 On Samothraki, the island from which Poseidon is said to have watched the fall of Troy, these segments of stone came together to form four main sections: a torso, a headless bust, a section of drapery, and a wing.2 The sections were shaped to be assembled though the use of cantilevering and metal dowels, allowing

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    Bats

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    their lives to share food with the less fortunate. 3. The African Heart-Nosed bat can hear the footsteps of a beetle walking on sand from a distance of over six feet! 4. The giant Flying Fox bat from Indonesia has a wing span of six feet! 5. Disk-winged bats of Latin America have adhesive disks on both feet that enable them to live in unfurling banana leaves (or even walk up a window pane). 6. Nearly 1,000 kinds of bats account for almost a quarter of all mammal species, and most are highly beneficial

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    Iago the villain

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    he personifies the devil (pg. 244) this accusation comes to life as you read the play and discover for yourself that in each scene in which Iago speaks one can point out his deception. It is not clear whether Iago has a master plan or if he is just winged it moment by moment with his ultimate gain in mind. However, what is clear, and what we will point out in the following, is that Iago has the ability to use word play to say the right thing at the right time. He is quick witted and that is what makes

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    Hermes

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    The fleet-footed messenger with wings on his heels and cap symbolizes fast delivery. However, Hermes was neither originally winged nor a messenger - that role was reserved for the rainbow goddess Iris (Medusa's cousin and the daughter of Thaumys and Elektra). Hermes was, instead, clever, tricky, a thief, and, with his awakening or sleep conferring wand (rhabdos), the original sandman whose descendants include a major Greek hero and a noisy, fun-loving god. Before Zeus married Hera, Maia (a daughter

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    Modern Control Systems

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    vehicle dynamics was successfully used with specific gain values to produce a stable system built to design specifications. Introduction The design of a winged space vehicle is one that has occupied the National Aeronautics Space Administration throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s. It was not until the 1970’s that NASA put into use the first winged space orbiter. Set to this backdrop of history, we began our modest endeavor to model the wing dynamics of our spacecraft design. The goal for the final design

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    a teakettle. Looking up, I see the silver belly of a red-tailed hawk as it glides in circles below the moon. “I fly those flights of a fluid and swallowing soul,” writes Whitman. He, too, must have witnessed the swooping undulations of a ruddy-winged bird. His heart, like mine, unburdened. From my rough but solid seat in the hickory tree, I hear, at first, the sounds of Annville’s busy thoroughfare - the drone of engines, squealing brakes, the chime of a church bell. Soon, however, other noises

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    The Fate of Prometheus

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    call once again on the “cruel King” (I, 50), who has sentenced him to his fate, after begging the natural world to hear his cries and not punish him, no longer to injure his bones by “burning cold” (I, 33) the chains that bind him or let “Heaven’s winged hound” (I, 33) feed upon him. His words echo his earlier sentiment, found in Aeschylus’ work, where he mourns himself, as a “spectacle of pity” (14) who must suffer the “disease of tyranny (13) . In his quest and the earlier part of his imprisonment

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    outrageous to keep his reader’s attention. Ariosto, in his Orlando Furioso, does so with winged horses and curses placed upon high ranking officials. The main character in cantos 33-35 is Astolfo, and he starts his journey by riding upon a hippogryph. A hippogryph, in mythology, is a flying animal having the wings, claws, and head of a griffin and the body and hindquarters of a horse. Astolfo rides this winged horse for quite awhile, journey through many different lands. During this time, the hippogryph

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    A Genius

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    vision of worship and hierarchy. “Relief Showing the Head of a Winged Genius” visually depicts the role of worship and deity among this ancient Mesopotamian civilization. Artwork from any era directly mimics the civilization from where it came. This particular piece with its strong emphasis on line and shape lends itself to an overwhelming sense of stylization and sophistication. Though stylized, Relief Showing the Head of a Winged Genius is also very naturalistic. Dated 883 – 859 BCE., this piece

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    Flight of the Frisbee

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    involved behind the spinning edge of the Frisbee and the similar forces it shares with other heavier winged objects. Lastly, how major improvements in the redesign of the Frisbee contributed to its increased stability and precision in its flight in the air. The Flight of the Frisbee Objects that fly are designed to push air down. The momentum of the air going down is what causes Frisbees or winged objects to travel skyward. This type of force acting on a flying disk is typically known as the

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    The formalistic approach to an open text allows the reader to devour the poem or story and break down all the characteristics that make it unique. The reader is able to hear the text rather than read it, and can eventually derive a general understanding or gist of the text. "According to the Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature "when all the words, phrases, metaphors, images, and symbols are examined in terms of each other and of the whole, any literary text worth our efforts will display

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    Analysis of Shelley's Ode To the West Wind In "Ode to the West Wind," Percy Bysshe Shelley tries to gain transcendence, for he shows that his thoughts, like the "winged seeds" (7) are trapped.  The West Wind acts as a driving force for change and rejuvenation in the human and natural world.  Shelley views winter not just as last phase of vegetation but as the last phase of life in the individual, the imagination, civilization and religion.  Being set in Autumn, Shelley observes the changing

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    Keats's, with his complaint about humanity.  He is filled with "heartaches and a drowsy numbness pains" and a feeling of forgetfulness as if "hemlock I had drunk."  Life has brought him to a  state of forgetfulness and is bewildered to find a "light-winged Dryad [Nightingale] of the trees" that is "being too happy in thine happiness" and singing "of summer in full throated ease." Keats would love to join the song of the Nightingale but has no way except through death, but even death is painful.  Keats

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    Religious and Artistic Sites of Venice

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    Doge Giustiniano Particiaco. Mosaics in the basilica depict this event as bones being hidden under barrels of pork to keep Muslims away. Mark was patron saint of Alexandria and then became patron saint of Venice. The emblem of the patron saint is the winged lion with a sword and a book with the words Pax Tibi Marce Evangelista Meus, Peace to You, Oh Mark, My Evangelist. The church was built with eastern inspiration with its oriental domes and lustrous mosaics. This is an example of the connection between

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    The Brandenburg Gate

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    five roadways through the gate, although originally ordinary citizens were only allowed to use the outer two and the central one was reserved for carriages of royalty only. Above the gate is the Quadriga, consisting of the goddess of peace, Eirene, a winged woman driving a four horse chariot in triumph. This Quadriga is a casting made of bronze. The most important sculptor in Berlin during this period was chosen to carry out the necessary sculpting work. His work Personifies virtues like friendship and

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    Disney's Fantasia

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    types of shapes were designed in the flames of the fire. Suddenly, a loud, crashing bell constantly rings and this kills and flees them away. They all begin to fly away into a small dark town. Everyone disappears and the only one left is the large winged monster. His body gets sucked in by the mountain and he vanishes. This scene represents hell or evil. The music and animation is perfectly connected to this and it puts a great picture into your mind. The loud and suspenseful music brings a scarce

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    Ballooning In a time where the skies are full of aircraft, it is hard to imagine a time when air travel was nothing but a dream. That was just the case during the early eighteenth century. The dream of flight was so concentrated on winged flight that ballooning was actually and accidental discovery. The shift to alternate opportunities to fly occurred in 1766 with the discovery of hydrogen. Henry Cavendish discovered the gas he coined the “inflammable gas.” At that time

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    is also emphasised further in the middle of the poem,  as well as right at the end.  At first he mentions that she shall not live for ever,  and the day will come where she will die,  and then they can no longer enjoy each others love. “Time’s winged chariot hur... ... middle of paper ... ...x lines of Andrew Marvell’s poem,  he brings across a certain image.  The imagine of time hurrying on,  and there being nothing he can change about it.  He tries to create an image of the two of them finding

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    Dracula

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    the times of first recorded history. Many different legends are known about them varying from the Chinese belief of the glowing red eyed monsters with green or pink hair to the Greek Lamia who has the upper body of a woman and the lower body of a winged serpent and the Japanese belief in the vampire foxes. The most commonly known legend which is widely used in filming is the blood drinking man who can transform into a bat or mist, wearing a black cape with a suit and with fangs in his mouth. This

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