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  • The Cajun Barn Analysis

    characteristics. In his article, The Cajun Barn, he argues that the southern central Louisiana Cajun barns went through four evolutionary events that altered and adapted to the changes in time and the economy of the area. Comeaux traces the developments over time in a region called Bayou Teche. He provides maps and floor plans to illustrate and help explain the design features and intended purposes. Comeaux traces the origins of the Cajun barn to support his argument of the Cajun folk group and their barn design…

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  • Doing Cajun Right Essay

    Larry’s French Market, “Doing Cajun Right” In Southeast Texas and Louisiana, Cajun food has an influence on almost every individual who tastes those blends of herbs, spices, and shellfish so associated with French culture. Although Groves, Texas might not seem like a town prideful of their Cajun cuisine, Larry’s French Market’s tastes like a meal straight out of the bayou. Larry’s French Market is well known by just about every local in a thirty mile radius. Larry’s reputation for easy…

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  • Southern Louisiana Summary

    living. Tidwell takes it upon himself to explore the culture by embedding himself in with the local people, which by doing so opened his eyes to a lot of individuals who are being affected by the vanishing cajun culture. The culture of the cajun coast is struggling due to the motivation loss of new generations, poverty, oil dredging, and the flooding of the Louisiana's bayous. While venturing on the Bayou in the beginning of his journey Tidwell notices that generations of shrimpers have…

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  • Cajun Gypsy Culture Analysis

    Cajun Gypsy Growing up in a melting pot of culture, Lafayette has shown me how diverse and beautiful cultural identity can be. Even walking out of your front door can offer a blend of credentials required to be a part of a certain culture. This city, and surrounding areas, emit vibrant displays of what makes a person unique. From festivals celebrating food, to gatherings called specifically for international cultural appreciation, it is difficult to find another place so rich in culture. Living…

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  • Cajun Seasoning Research Paper

    SPICED PECANS If spicy-hot Cajun seasoning isn’t to your liking, you can use sweet-hot barbecue sea- soning blend, savory Italian seasoning blend, or another seasoning mix instead. Yield: 16 (1-ounce) servings INGREDIENTS: 3 pounds pecan halves 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or melted butter 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning blend 1.Add the pecans, oil or butter, and Cajun seasoning blend to the slow cooker. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 1 hour. Taste for…

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  • Cajun Folk Music Analysis

    This piece also provides another great value of form structure and harmonic progressions. One could use these aspects as teachable moments in the rehearsal process. Cajun Folk Songs The two movement, six minute long piece of Cajun Folk Songs was written by Frank Ticheli in 1990. Ticheli, born in 1958, is a well-known, present day composer who has won many honors including the Charles Ives Scholarship. Currently, Ticheli is Professor of Composition at the University of Southern California in…

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  • Cajun Culture In A Lesson Before Dying

    In the novel A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest Gaines an African American male, who goes by the name Jefferson, is convicted of a crime he did not commit. The book mainly takes place in the 1940’s of a small Cajun community. Jefferson was in the wrong place at the wrong time of a liquor store shooting. He his wrongly convicted to have a death sentence. The main culture of their small community is Cajun. Gaines rarely shows signs of Cajun culture in the novel. The background of Cajun is very…

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  • Racial Disparities In Ernest Gaines A Gathering Of Old Men

    Blacks by folks referred to as Cajuns. Also, Cajuns are depicted as being superior to Blacks, but they are the lowest classification of Whites. Case in point, The Encyclopedia of World Cultures reports, “within the regional class structure, Cajuns are considered better than Blacks, but the lowest group of (“Cajuns”) Whites. As a result of their prejudices and…

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  • Symbolism In A Gathering Of Old Men

    fifteen narrators, that are cajun and black, to tell the two opposing sides of racism still present on the Marshall Plantation. Although the cajun farmers believe they no longer discriminate against the black community, Gaines uses an isolated setting, a unified black community, a very prominent Marshall Plantation, a black resistance to the white supremacy, and a use of powerful symbolism to show the journey of one black community joining together to finally achieve their freedom. Although A…

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  • Kate Chopin's Short Story 'The Storm'

    raised by her French Creole mother and Chopin married a wealthy New Orleans cotton broker. She used her life and childhood to help her write the story. Within her writing, Chopin used her background to depict the lifestyle and dialect of the Cajun area of America. Chopin gave Bobinot and Caxlixta characteristics of a Creole person including the dialect they used and their names to help imagine the setting. From the early 1800s through the 1900s, many people living in the southern part of…

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