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    American Pie Speech

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    II. On February 3, 1959 in Mason City, Iowa at 12:55 AM, a small V-tailed Beachhead 35 Bonanza left runway 17 for Fargo, North Dakota. III. On that tragic day; musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson lost their lives. IV. I’m sure many of you can recognize the song American Pie, written by singer-song writer, Don McLean; but how many of you know what it’s actually about? I’m going to enlighten you to the story behind the son, the tragic crash, the aftermath and the effect it had on history. (1:35) Body I. There were many variables that pushed the group to take a plane to get Fargo, North Dakota. A. Buddy Holly, a famous musician, left his band The Crickets in 1958. 1. Soon after, he rounded up a few musicians to go on the “Winter…

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    due to public and media interest (MCLEAN). Characteristics of the Folk Rock studied provided us insight into how Folk Music uses the meaning of the song to create the message the artist wanted to share. Social issues, which were on the minds of a generation that was faced with political, racial and an ever-changing social status that became the melodies that gave voice to their concerns. The lyrics have more than just a catchy melody, McLean used them wisely when writing his songs. Lyric’s…

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    it became an instant classic. The complexity of the lyrics has been the subject of debate and discussion for more than four decades and remains an integral part of American history and culture. In “American Pie,” McLean’s continuous use of metaphor, change in time period after each chorus, and recurring symbol equating music to happiness create a song indicative of the societal and political conflicts of the ‘50s and ‘60s in America. Throughout the entire song, McLean uses metaphors in a way…

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    Chuck Berry Biography

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    biography from the Rock n Roll hall of fame website. His voice is characterized as “not sounding quite white and not quite black”, said Mark Feeney. He also felt Chuck Berry purposely did not use certain instruments traditionally played by African Americans as melismas, slurs, and ornamentation. His crafted style of music went on to produce such hits during the 50’s: “Rock and Roll Music”, “Sweet Little Sixteen”, “Johnny B. Good”, “Roll over Beethoven”, “Little Queenie”, “Memphis, Back in the…

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    Have you ever wondered who Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P (The Big Bopper) were and what there life was like before there death? Buddy Holly, born in Lubbock, Texas, and just 22 when he died, he began singing country music with high school friends before switching to rock and roll. He then was opening (performing) for various performers, including Elvis Presley. By the mid-1950s, Holly and his band had a regular radio show and toured internationally, playing hits like “Peggy Sue,” “Oh,…

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    Scrooge’s materialistic view stands out in severe contrast to other characters of the book. In an argument with his uncle, his nephew says “There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited” showing that he does not believe people can benefit from only material things. He also shows sympathy for Scrooge during his Christmas gathering despite that Scrooge treats him in such a rude manner. Scrooge’s employer, Fezziwig, displays a prime example of how…

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    Christmas Day started out like all the others we have had in the past 5 years. Dillon and I had been on our own, since his oldest brother moved out, and went on to college several years earlier, and Jonathan, the middle son, had joined the Army the year prior. Robert and I just started dating in May of 2010, but he was with us on Christmas morning and my heart was so full, I thought it would surely burst. We opened our gifts, tearing the paper off, just like little children. Christmas is by far…

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    Citizen Kane

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    First released in 1941, Citizen Kane follows the life of Charles Foster Kane through a series of flashbacks in an attempt to uncover the mystery of his last words. Audiences are challenged to think about the correlation of wealth and love by observing the life of Charles Foster Kane. He was happiest when he was young, poor, and held the affections of his mother; as time progress the absence of maternal love could not be filled with money. Kane blames his cold caretaker for his lack of normalcy…

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    know yet fall in love with. Despite that, she tries her best to become a suita-ble wife for José, and even begins to act like a proper woman of her time: knitting, cooking, and learning Portuguese, the primary language of Brazil. From her desperate want to mold herself into a perfect wife, one may see that she is not actually the dominant player in her relationships. The men whom Holly Golightly appeared to dominate and manipulate are actually the ones who turn out to be in control. She isn’t…

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    In Bad Haircut, a collection of ten short stories by Tom Perrotta, the initial appearance of several characters are distinct from each other. Buddy’s initial reaction to each situation varies greatly from the eventual discovery of true condition. Important figures in Buddy’s life, including, the Wiener Man, the Pasco family, and Sharon, helped to influence the matured young man Buddy has developed to be. While the surface appearance of each situation looks convincing, the deeper meaning…

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