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    Calypso The rhythmic music of Calypso can be traced to the African slaves whom were brought to work on the plantations of Trinidad. Having been forbidden from communicating with each other, the slaves used songs as a form of expression. They used Calypso, which originates from the West African kaiso. Although colonized by the Spanish, Trinidad also received innumerous French immigrants, and after sometime the British took control over the island. With this vast impact, Trinidad was able to develop Calypso in a unique style. For example, many calypsos were sung in a French-Creole dialect called patois, in which the songs were typically led by a griot to unite the slaves. Calypso singing competitions, held annually at Carnival time, grew in popularity…

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    Calypso Research Paper

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    Foundation of Calypso Calypso rhythms can be outlined back to the arrival of the first African slaves brought to work in the sugar plantations of Trinidad. Prohibited to talk to each other, the African slaves started to sing songs. They used Calypso, which can be found back to West African kaiso, as a means of communication and to mimic the slave masters. Colonized by the Spanish, Trinidad received large numbers of French immigrants, and they were ruled by the British later on. With this vast…

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    I want to discuss is over indulgence, while not as prominent as the other two it is still very important because it leads to the other themes mentioned. Humanity at it 's core always wants more they also want what they can 't have. In today’s day and age there people are always desiring the forbidden fruit which can be many different things. Crimes are committed for this reason sometimes, spouses are unfaithful and people drive knives in each others back all just to satisfy that one craving. We…

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    Personal Narrative: Ogygia

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    winged hat in his hand. “Lady Calypso,” he offered. “My reason is not a happy one.” I tensed my shoulders, aware of what he was going to say but further betraying no emotion. “You see,” the god continued. “I have been sent by the Council of the Gods, by Lord Zeus himself, backed by Lady Athena. He demands that you release your prisoner immediately and send him back on his quest. He has overstayed his welcome and must return to the issue at hand.” I slumped in defeat but my voice was…

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    Odisia's Journey

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    The world has become a lot more modernized and humans have begun to focus more on technology and robots to advance their future. World War X was fought with different cyborgs on both sides of the war, and it was mainly a fight that was focused on the water or under the water. Odisia would have been kept captive by cyborgs who gave her her mechanical arm and leg replacements. This was supposed to resemble the dilemma between Odysseus and Calypso. Odisia’s voyage would begin when she finds a…

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    Leo Returning To Calypso

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    eo is the son of Hephaestus and the mechanic of the Argo II (a ship capable of sea and land travel, not a sequel to a hit Ben Affleck flick). Leo somehow manages to have both the simplest and the most complex motivation. What a bundle of demigod contradictions. His main goal is to return to Calypso, a girl he fell in love with on the island of Ogygia, "an island that no man ever found twice (9.61). Gulp. Returning to Calypso is particularly important to him because his six other friends are…

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    Calypso Symbols

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    C… Calypso: The graceful and energetic moves this female dog shows, makes you wonder if it might not have been a dance instructor in a past life. Cashmere: Cashmere is a cool name for a female with especially good qualities or characteristics. This pooch runs smoothly and you will never find another animal with a softer coat than hers! Caviar: Choose this name for the pure-bred that cost you a lot to buy. This petite pooch is athletic and gorgeous with smart intellect. Perfect for the puppy…

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    The origins of Calypso are unclear, due to her mythological existence. However, there are three very famous accounts of Calypso’s origins. According to Homer, Calypso is a nymph who takes orders from the gods. He also said that she is the daughter of Atlas, the titan who must bear the weight of the heavens on his shoulders, for waging war with his brothers against the gods. Hesiod stated that she is the daughter of titans Tethys and Oceanus, so she is one of the Oceanids, a kind of sea nymph.…

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    History Of Calypso Essay

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    Oxford Pocket English Dictionary, Calypso is defined as “a kind of West Indian music or song in syncopated African rhythm, typically with words improvised on a topical theme”. The origin of the word ‘Calypso’ has been an almost controversial one as some argue that it is a derivation from the Hausa word “Kaiso” which means “bravo” whilst others argue that the word was derived from the French word “carrousseaux” which means “a drinking party”. It was also claimed to be a play on the Spanish word…

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    In order to attain a successful and happy life, both The Odysseus and “Calypso” show that the most important quality to possess is loyalty; as it strengthens trust and builds relationships. It is said that loyalty is only needed when you are near someone, and does not lead to success or happiness, but “Calypso” by Homer suggests differently. In “Calypso” Odysseus stays loyal at heart while far away from home and his wife, which leads to his success of getting home. Even though Odysseus is far…

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