( A narrative essay) Play Auditions

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To be nervous, or not to be nervous? That is the question. As I reached the final set of stairs I slowly and carefully started to descend them. With each individual stair, the clip clop of my shoes hitting the surface echoed-loudly through the halls. Six stairs turned into six ... Continue Reading


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My drumsticks are my rhythm and beat of the day. They keep me going and get me in trouble. These sticks are mine. Drumsticks…. Drumsticks are symbolizing what and who I am. These simple pieces of wood or steel, whatever the pair I carry, also happen to show off my creativity of mu ... Continue Reading

The Great Gatsby

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In the novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, materialism corrupted many characters. Daisy blew off a life of happiness because she believed that material possessions were more important. Gatsby had low self-esteem because he could never have the belongings that would satisfy his love’s w ... Continue Reading

Emily Dickinson

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“Much Madness Is Divinest Sense” was published in Emily Dickinson’s first collection, which was simply called Poems. This poem concentrates on society’s judgmental views of non-conformists. In this essay, I will be explicating this poem line by line paying clo ... Continue Reading

That Good Night

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“Analyzing that Good Night” The poem, “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas, grabs the reader’s attention in the first stanza by appealing to reader’s thought of death. “Old age should burn and rave at the close of day” is a clear thought that everyday that goes ... Continue Reading

Dover Beach

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Matthew Arnold’s dramatic monologue “Dover Beach” portrays the way in which perceptions are deceptive. The use of technical qualities, symbolism, and imagery helps to support the speaker’s thoughts between what is seen and what is real. Rhythm and meter are the most important devices in †... Continue Reading

Dulce Et Decorum Est

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“Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen, a lyric poem upon understanding, focuses on the absolute horror experienced during World War I. Throughout the transition of this poem, Owen worked his way from control to confusion in order to convey his messages to the readers. ... Continue Reading

Divine Images

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In "A Divine Image", Blake uses several techniques and literary devices to transmit his thoughts about social injustice, cruelty, and human nature. Rhyme and rhythm are two of the main features in this poem. This poem is the rhythm; it affects the whole mood, tone and meanin ... Continue Reading


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Where is Salsa originated? Salsa is believed to come from various different sources. It's been said that Salsa is the music of Puerto Rico. Others talk of its roots in African rhythms, Spanish lyrics, Cuban street bands, Caribbean song and dance styles and Latin American jazz. The roots of Salsa ta ... Continue Reading

Motor Development Relection And Comparison To Fourth Graders

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Adult motor development reflection and comparison to fourth graders: Friday, Steve and I began by pairing up with a woman who was between the age of 55 and 65 (I think). There were just enough subjects for each group to evaluate one adult, so our reflections are based upon a single subject. We ... Continue Reading

Mending Wall

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Society has used walls as multi-purpose boundaries for years. Some people put them up around their garden to keep their vegetables safe from animals. Others build fences to keep dogs from roaming about. Several construct stunning structures around their homes for the sole purpose of beauty. And ... Continue Reading

Exploring Revision

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Exploring Adrienne Rich’s “Re-Vision” In “When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision,” Adrienne Rich selects five of her poems to represent stages in her development as a poet; however, it is a history not planned totally by conscious decisions on her part. Rich describes how the reflect ... Continue Reading

Save the Last Dance

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This movie depicts many of the aspects we have covered in class. Julie Stiles, Sara, was in a position that put her in an inner city school after her mother passed away. She walks the hall of her school and clubbed at night with many ethnicities and she was the only white gi ... Continue Reading


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“The ordinary practitioners of the city live “down below” the thresholds at which visibility begins…they are walkers “wandesrmaenner”, whose bodies follow the thicks and thins of an urban text.” In “Modern Times” Charlie Chaplins character is the quintessential “walker” .His ... Continue Reading

My Papa's Waltz

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It seems like the poem “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke has some comic sense in it. Upon first glance, the winning tone of the poem is the light and comical one. The constant rhythm throughout the poem gives it a light beat, like a waltz; I felt like I could dance if someone was reading i ... Continue Reading


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“Marathon runners talk about hitting ‘the wall’ at the twenty-third mile of the race. What rowers confront isn’t a wall; it is a hole -- an abyss of pain, which opens up in the second minute of the race” (Seabrook). The young oarsmen, whom one would watch on an early Saturday morning, are ... Continue Reading

Internet Review

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“Hands on learning” is the buzz word throughout school systems. The best way for students to learn is through doing. Subject content areas are filled with hands on learning ideas and activities. A student can learn and discover through experimentation. Most lesson plans available on the Internet ... Continue Reading


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Dancing is a way of moving the body in rhythm, usually in time to music. People usually have a natural urge to express the way that they feel through rhythmic movement. Dancing is an art and also a form of recreation. As an art, a dance may tell a story, set a mood, or express a motion. Som ... Continue Reading

How does ‘Strictly Ballroom’ show that dreams can come true?

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Though the wholesome and optimistic view of ‘Strictly Ballroom,’ the film shows that dreams can come true and are not a fantasy, as they are sometimes thought. Frans apparent transformation, from a shy, unattractive amateur ballroom dancer who only dances with women, into a lively soul, whose o ... Continue Reading

Editing in uder the tuscan sun

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The 2003 film Under the Tuscan Sun, directed by Audrey Wells and edited by Arthur Coburn and Andrew Marcus, is an emotionally loaded picture, which deals mainly with disappointed romantic feelings and unexpected decision-making. As a genre, the film is a mixture of a comedy, drama, and romance. The ... Continue Reading

Gerard Manley Hopkins

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To what extent do you agree with Robert Bridges view that his poetry is “some of the most musical ever written” Gerard Manley Hopkins is one of the greatest 19th-century poets of religion, of nature, and of inner anguish. In his view of nature, the world is like a b ... Continue Reading

For no one McCartney

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The rhythm is maintained though out by vocals of Mcartney and the piano. The combination of the vocals and piano contribute to the texture of the piece the guitar reiterates the rhythm from the first chorus onwards, during the chorus the tempo is increased by the piano as the guitar ... Continue Reading

Concert Report - The Montezuma Project

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For my concert report I went to see Montezuma Project, an eclectic hip-hop band that incorporates Latin rhythms, soul and jazz in their sound. The band featured live drums, bass, guitar, one trumpet, keyboard, turntables (scratching, creating sound effects and playing pieces of songs), congas, and ... Continue Reading

Essay on Igor Stravinsky, the Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Pr

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The piece discussed in this paper is The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) by Igor Stravinsky. It is music written for ballet, which is sometimes performed in concert by an orchestra. It was first performed at the Theatre Des Champs-Elysees in Paris on May 29, 1913. The outrageo ... Continue Reading


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Two drastically different performances can amazingly evoke similar emotions and reactions among the audience. The GMU Dance Company Fall Concert and The Drummers of West Africa were two significantly diverse performances, however, they were equally entertaining. Spiritual, cultural, and ... Continue Reading