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  • Leda And The Swan - 1,406 words
    Leda And The Swan Yeats's 'Leda and the Swan': Psycho-Sexual Therapy in Action W.B. Yeats's heavily anthologized poem, Leda and the Swan, can be read in endless ways: as a political poem, a poem influenced by Nietzsche's idea of Will to Power, a poem of knowledge ultimately achieved through violence. Is the poem simply referr ing to a myth? Is it addressing historical determinism? Critical methodologies attempt to address these issues and more in their treatments of Leda and the Swan. However, to understand fully the poem and its implications, a formal close reading of th e text must be combined with supplementary biographical information to inform a final psychoanalytic reading of the poem. ...
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  • Leda And The Swan - 1,427 words
    ... of his inability to reconcile these personal conflicts and the poem, then, is an example of Yeats displacing his frustration, and doing so in a positive and safe manner. If this assertion is indeed accurate, Leda and the Swan would be consiste nt with Yeats's later poems. Edmund Wilson writes, The development of Yeats's later style seems to coincide with a disillusionment (17). Cleanth Brooks argues that Yeats proposed to substitute a concrete, meaningful system, substituting symbol as a way of combating harsh, technical reality (69). Leda is consistent with the assertions. And, the key to the reality Yeats is attempting to address is Maud Gonne. Maud Gonne was a militant Irish nationali ...
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  • Shakespeare Also Spelled Shakspere, Byname Bard Of Avon, Or Swan Of Avon - 600 words
    Shakespeare also spelled SHAKSPERE, byname BARD OF AVON, or SWAN OF AVON English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time. Shakespeare occupies a position unique in world literature. Other poets, such as Homer and Dante, and novelists, such as Leo Tolstoy and Charles Dickens, have transcended national barriers; but no writer's living reputation can compare with that of Shakespeare, whose plays, written in the late 16th and early 17th centuries for a small repertory theatre, are now performed and read more often and in more countries than ever before. The prophecy of his great contemporary, the poet and ...
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  • Swan Lake - 354 words
    Swan Lake Swan Lake Swan Lake is a ballet that consist of four acts. It is based from a German fairy tale. It contains music from Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The first performance of Swan Lake was in Moscow at the Bolshoi Theater. It was held on May 4, 1877. The choreographer was Julius Reisinger. It was not successful. Swan Lake is the French version of a German tale. It is about a princess named Odette who is turned into a swan by an evil magician named Rothbart. In some versions of the story it is said that her friends also are turned into swans. Every midnight is it that they become humans and only for a few hours. One midnight prince Siegfried sees her and falls in love with her. He promi ...
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  • William Butler Yeats Leda And The Swan - 773 words
    William Butler Yeats Leda And The Swan William Butler Yeats poem Leda and the Swan is a hauntingly beautiful recreation of the Greek myth in which Zeus takes the form of a swan in order to seduce Leda, who, as a result of this brutality becomes the mother of Helen of Troythe woman who is credited with starting the Trojan War. Yeats choice of employing the sonnet format (sometimes associated with romantic thoughts) in order to retell this story, along with other poetic techniques, allows the poem to go beyond the familiar story which has been told and retold many times. Within the realm of the storyline, this poem captures the moment during which Zeus, disguised as a swan, overwhelms and atta ...
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  • 19th Century Settlement - 799 words
    19th Century settlement In the early 1800s a number of French explorers visited the south west coast of Australia. The British, who were at war with the French at that time, became concerned that a French presence in the south west of the continent could endanger trade with the eastern colonies. In 1819 Phillip Parker King and his crew patrolled the southwest, although it was not until his second voyage in 1822 that they made landfall on "Rottenest. Settlement of the Swan River Colony began in 1829, and interest was shown almost immediately in Rottnest as a secure place with the potential for salt harvesting, farming and fishing. Rottnest was surveyed with provision for a town in 1830, and i ...
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  • Captivity By Erdrich - 982 words
    Captivity By Erdrich Louise Erdrich, the author of the famous poem titled Captivity, tells a story about a married mother who has been held captive by a tribe of Indians. The poem uses a wide variety of literary elements such as sympathy, guilt, submissiveness, and tentativeness. The two main themes of this first person, six-stanza poem, are love and fear. Erdrich also uses tricksters, which are supernatural characters found in the folklores of various primitive peoples. They often function as culture heroes who are given acts of sly deception. In this poem, the narrators captor takes on the role of a trickster. In most of Erdrichs writings, she uses multiple characters as tricksters and thi ...
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  • Caribian Crisis - 1,830 words
    ... to direct opposition activities, and to provide cover for Agency operations. b. A propaganda offensive in the name of the opposition. c. Creation inside Cuba of a clandestine intelligence collection and action apparatus to be responsive to the direction of the exile organization. d. Development outside Cuba of a small paramilitary force to be introduced into Cuba to organize, train, and lead resistance groups.5 Eisenhower also approved the budget for the operation, which totaled $4, 400,000. This included Political action, $950,000; propaganda, $1,700,000; paramilitary, $1,500,000; intelligence collection, $250,000.6 The plan was to train Cuban exiles, which would serve as a cover for ac ...
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  • Color Symbolism In Selected Novels - 455 words
    Color Symbolism In Selected Novels Marie de France uses several symbolic objects in her stories to get the point across. Sometimes what is the simplest object can have a thousands meanings. Whether you're talking about trees to the color of an article of clothing, there was a reason, a purpose for making it a weeping willow or a red scarf. You need to look deep within the story line and fine it's true meaning. In Yonec, Laustic and Milun, see the usage of birds, especially that of a swan. But why use birds? For the reasons that birds symbolize so many things such as love and romance, purity and redemption and forgiveness and the chance to start over. In Yonec and Laustic, both show extra-mar ...
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  • Dancing And Ballet - 1,257 words
    Dancing and Ballet Dancing and Ballet Dancing is the art of moving the body in time to music. Dancing is both an art and a form of recreation. Most people dance to have fun or to entertain others, but dance can also be used for communication. Dancers express feelings of joy without saying a word. Since prehistoric times people have danced, and there are lots of kinds of dancing. There is folk dancing and religious dancing, popular dancing and theatrical dancing, to name a few. Out of all dancing, theatrical is probably the most entertaining. Theatrical dancing includes ballet, jazz, tap, and musical comedy. Theatrical dancers may take great personal satisfaction in creating something beautif ...
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  • Did W Shakespeare Really Exist - 1,653 words
    Did W. Shakespeare Really Exist? Sept. 12, 2000 It is part of every person's education to be taught that William Shakespeare is one of the greatest writers of all time. Shakespeare was a man who began life from in modest family, with virtually no education early on, in the16th century town of Stratford-upon-Avon, England, and who later wrote plays and poetry that were to win praise throughout the world. It is an inherited belief that has been passed own from generation to generation. With the increase in learning of the present day, and a growth of research opportunities, more and more people have become dissatisfied with this inherited teaching. Substantial inconsistencies and illogicalitie ...
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  • Ecology - 640 words
    Ecology Ecology Paper On the Planet Venus there is an eco system which produces food and makes food for all the animals on the planet. I am going to tell u about some of the animals and what part they have in this system. There are producer, consumers, carnivores, omnivores , and herbavores. Some of the Producers on the planet venus are Grass, Apple Tree, Bushes, Grape Fruit Tree, Orange Tree, Maple Tree, Pond Scumm, and Berry Blue Bush. The grass is food for the Plane bird, The Apple Tree is food for Mr. Noddings, Plane bird, ants, Raccoon Bird. Th= the bushes are food for the cattapilar ants, sandsnails. The fruit trees are eaten by every body except fo r mr.noddings, giant rat, cherry mon ...
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  • Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield - 580 words
    Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield Typically, Black Americans have reached their most noted fame through their talents in music and sports; although, we have been taught the impact of individuals like Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the history of America. Movies have been produced that reinforce our knowledge of the history of blacks: Roots gave us an in-depth look into slavery; Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored People gave us a deeper understanding of the effects of segregation; and Malcolm X showed us hate between races. But even with America's attempts to educate its people and give light to those African-Americans who ...
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  • Eugene Oneil - 1,265 words
    Eugene O'neil Eugene O'neill Through poverty and fame, "An artist or nothing"(Miller p6), was the motto of a man named Eugene O'Neill, who wrote from his soul in an attempt to find salvation. In the year 1888, the Barrett House hotel in Time Square, New York saw the birth of a man who would be called the greatest American playwright. His father James, was an actor, and was famous across the United Sates for his role in the popular play Monte Cristo. Eugene's mother was a beautiful woman named Ellen who was also gifted with a great artistic talent. Through out his life, he would travel all over the world, marry three women, have three children, and write some of the best American Drama that w ...
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  • Eugene Oneil - 1,262 words
    Eugene O'Neil Through poverty and fame, "An artist or nothing" (Miller p6), was the motto of a man named Eugene ONeill, who wrote from his soul in an attempt to find salvation. In the year 1888, the Barrett House hotel in Time Square, New York saw the birth of a man who would be called the greatest American playwright. His father James, was an actor, and was famous across the United Sates for his role in the popular play Monte Cristo. Eugenes mother was a beautiful woman named Ellen who was also gifted with a great artistic talent. Through out his life, he would travel all over the world, marry three women, have three children, and write some of the best American Drama that would ever be wri ...
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  • Existentialism - 505 words
    Existentialism What is this absurd philosophical idea he is trying to teach seventeen year old AP students? Does anyone actually know the meaning of this word and its relevance to the real world? Well, that is the idea, that those people who are existentialists are the people who are on the borderline of normal. People who lead an existential life are often times in a realm of loneliness and despair on their own individual basis. The imperfections of man make the existentialist yearn for the answers to lifes troubles. These answers and problems shine through the music of Pink Floyd. In the song If by Pink Floyd, the writer is in denial of his existence. He no longer depends on fate coming to ...
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  • Funny No More - 908 words
    Funny No More Funny No More It's 6:OOam on a Saturday morning; do you know where your children are? Well, if they are anything like we used to be, they are probably sitting down to watch the weekend cartoons. Yeah, you remember, the one time during the whole week when you got up before the sun came out and ate a big bowl of sugar coated garbage just so you could watch Wyle E. Coyote practically kill himself trying to catch the ever illusive Road Runner. We've all seen him try and inevitably fail at this task, but we get a good laugh at his expense. And isn't that the point; to laugh at something so ridiculous that it almost hurts? Well, according to Kirsten Dockendorff's essay, The Road to A ...
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  • George Balanchine - 1,507 words
    George Balanchine 11.13.00 One of the most important and influential people in the world of ballet is George Balanchine. He became a legend long before he died. He brought the standards of dance up to a level that had never been seen before, and he created a new audience for ballet. Balanchine was one of the greatest and most prolific choreographers in ballet history, choreographing at least 300 ballets; he was rivaled in quantity only by Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa. At the age of nine he started training at the Imperial School in St. Petersburg. He rarely saw his family because they lived far away and he became the ward of Grigory Grigorevich, who was in charge of the school. There Balan ...
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  • Greeks - 879 words
    Greeks The greeks were fascinating ye BRISEIS Captive girl originally awarded to Achilleus but taken by Agamemnon, precipitating the wrath of Achilleus. CATALOG OF SHIPS Long descriptive passage in Book II outlining all the battle contingents at Troy. CHRYSEIS Captive girl taken by Agamemnon. Apollo forces him to return her by sending a plague on the Greek forces. CHRYSES Father of Chryseis, priest of Apollo. DACTYLIC HEXAMETER The metrical form used by Homer in his epic poems, consisting of six feet of variable quantity. DANAANS One of three interchangeable terms for the Greeks (also Argives, Achaians). DARDANIANS Trojan contingent headed by Aineias. DECEPTION OF ZEUS Passage in Book XIV in ...
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  • Hogans Power - 1,482 words
    Hogan's Power In Linda Hogans 1998 novel Power, much is learned about Native American culture. The main characters, Omishto and Ama help reveal this culture. The novel is divided into nine chapters. In Chapter 1, "Omishto," a girl is in a boat that is floating on a pond. She notices that there is a storm coming in. She describes the pond and the area around it. A snake tries to enter the girls boat, but she pushes it out with a pole, and then she moves the boat to land. As she does this, she feels something watching her, but does not want to look in the direction. A woman named Ama has told the girl that she is in the territory of "the cat" (3). The girl says that she has never seen the cat, ...
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