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    Guy Gavriel Kay's Ysabel

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    next Christmas called “Edward Marriner: Images of Provence, accompanying a text by Oliver Lee.” (31) His mother, Meghan Marriner, is in “…an insanely dangerous place.” (24) in Sudan working with Doctors Without Borders. With Ned’s mother “having flown far away from them… again…” (36), his father distracted by his work, and a constant yearn for attention, the women…

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    Bishop seems to ignore a few of the seemingly critical grammar rules, while making some of her own. In most of her poems she uses either parentheses or em dashes, but rarely both in the same poem. In grammar, there is almost not difference between a parenthetical marked with parentheses, commas (as long as there are no intervening commas), and one marked with an em dash (or en dash, but Bishop seems to avoid them). These, combined with her profuse use of apostrophes, gives her a sort of…

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    Dance In The Romantic Era

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    the costumes were more simplistic, with well-crafted detailing and softer colours. In the happier sections of the piece (the peasants waltz in Giselle par example), the costumes were plainer, but with vibrant colours. The only areas of bare skin on display were the neck and shoulder area, and it was essential that the tutu was long enough to cover the ankle. In the 1800 's, the ankle was considered the most sensual part of the female body. Creators of the ballet were concerned that if it were on…

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    After experiencing the The Nutcracker for my 8th birthday, I dreamed of being able to dance en pointe just like the graceful prima ballerina. Despite this, one too many classes had passed with me standing on the sidelines as my classmates, one by one, crossed one of the first finish lines of a young dancer: earning a first pair of pointe shoes. After I left the studio that night, I ran to the car in tears, overcome by feelings of envy. My mom looked at me in confusion, a worried look in her…

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    can tell your form is off." Emilia startled and whirled around, collapsing out of the arabesque she 'd been holding -- well, wobbling in, really -- and landing on her bum with an annoyed huff. "Well, it wouldn 't have been if you hadn 't been distracting me. What are you doing here?" "It 's good to see you, too," Rebekah said wryly. She kicked off her street shoes and padded across the studio to sit in front of Emilia. "I missed you, and I had the day off, and I know you haven 't been eating…

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    Audiences watch in awe as ballerinas spin and float effortlessly across stages on their toes, a feat that only those with training in pointe shoes can do. An object with an unattractive appearance that has special meaning to someone for other reasons is a ballerina’s first pair of pointe shoes. The first pair of pointe shoes a ballerina receives have special meaning because they were earned through hard work and dedication, they initiate other accomplishments in a dancer’s career, and they hold…

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    Betty Marie Tallchief

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    Betty Marie was a shy, Indian girl who loved dancing to ballet. She had amazing talent, but sometimes she was faced with prejudice.During her career, she changed her name to Maria, but she left her last name “Tallchief” because she had much pride in it. Betty Marie “Maria” Tallchief was truly a woman of two worlds.Ballet usually took the shy feeling away from because she loved it so much. Betty Marie was an amazingly talented girl ,who loved ballet. In the passage, it states that “ballet…

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    Anna Pavlova was born on February 12, 1881, in St. Petersburg, Russia. She joined the Imperial Ballet School, were she made her company debut in 1899 and rapidly became a prima ballerina. Her way forward was performing in The Dying Swan in 1905, which became her mark role. She then joined the Ballet Russe in 1909 and formed her own company in 1911. Pavlova died in 1931, after contracting double pneumonia while on tour. Because Anna graduated as a coryphée, she was able to bypass the typical…

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    Growing up in a traditional family brought to my life both sweet and unpleasant tastes. During my childhood, I was surrounded by family dinners, pleasant relatives, cozy houses that smelled like fresh traditional food and BBQ. In my memories I only have that image of seeing my uncles, cousins, grandparents and friends greeting with enthusiasm and fervor. Christmas was incredibly delightful. The tree was filled with bright decorations and endless lights that never missed our home. I esteemed…

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    Gaynor Minden Pointe Shoes The art of ballet would be unequaled without splendid pointe shoes. Pointe shoes are the most distinguished element of a ballerina’s appearance. In the 18th Century, the ballet world decided that ballerinas should look graceful and light as if they could fly. A famous prima ballerina, Marie Taglioni, created the first known pair of pointe shoes. She built a small box, filled with cushions, which she attached to her ballet shoes so she could rise to the tip of her…

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