Giovanni da Verrazzano

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  • Early American Literature Essay

    they were pleasant or not through literary devices such as imagery, characterization, and theme. In Giovanni da Verrazzano’s letters to King Francis I of France, he compares the natives to colonists and like John Smith he described how useful they can be to future colonists on assisting them to survive and use the land. Throughout his letter, Verrazzano describes in immense detail of all the Indians he had encountered along the east coast for the king and queen during his exploration. His tone within the passage is full of excitement and curiosity while he paints a vivid picture for his majesty on their dress, their home, and way of living, “Their women are of the same form and beauty, very graceful, of fine countenances and pleasing appearance in manners and modesty; they wear no clothing except a deer skin...” (Verrazzano 23) He uses this discovery of a new people and a land that has never been explored by any man as something better than finding the passage to Cathay which he did not find and was hoping to receive a reward for. By describing in detail how bountiful the land of the New World was, Verrazzano did his best to convince the throne of France to allow him to continue his exploration at this new location and ensured that the Indians would not kill his crew as they were gentle creatures and took no interest in their metals such as gold to steal. Along his journey, Verrazzano realizes how caring these people are and continuously mentions the king to captivate his…

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  • Sacred Music In The Middle Ages

    concerns he had about certain practices of the Church. He felt as if that church music should be less about giving hearing pleasure and more of “inspiring religious contemplation.” In response, the Church decided to ignore Martin Luther’s comments, but it was too late, as his idea’s already reached all of Europe. Many started to think the music had lost its purity. Luther was then asked to withdraw his list and then expelled from the church when he refused to do so. To retaliate, the Church…

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  • L Homme Armé: Music Analysis

    armé mass including Johannes Regis (c. 1425 - c. 1496), Guillaume Du Fay, and Johannes Ockeghem (c.1410 - 1497). Despite the argument over who composed their mass first, according to Pierce (2011) the most popular of these masses are Dufay’s, Ockeghem’s, and one composed 20 years later by Josquin de Prez (c.1450-1521). Pierce (2011) reported that after these composers created their masses, over forty more composers composed their l’homme armé masses during the Renaissance. Roughly thirty of…

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  • Bizet's Carmen Character Analysis

    Introduction to Opera Compare the characters of Carmen and Micaëla in Carmen. What are the differences between them, how is this expressed in the music, and do you think the outcome is inevitable? Introduction Bizet's Carmen is an Opera in four acts, first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 3 March with a plot based on the 1845 novella by Mérimée. Today it stands as one of the most popular french operas of all time.The Opera explores the relationship between the enchanting Carmen and…

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  • Mozart Cosi Fan Tutte Essay

    democratic society meant that the middle class was being able to make decisions that affected their financial situation. In return, the middle class was able to afford to enjoy art and music such as Cosi fan tutte. Cosi fan tutte was one of three of Mozart’s masterpiece works. Mozart used this opera buffa to display his gifts as a composer. As well as the gift of his librettist, Lorenzo da Ponte, the actors who played the characters in the story, and the instrumentalists mighty skills. Cosi fan…

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  • The Future Of Afeed By M. T Anderson's Feed

    Anderson 's Feed is really just a worst case scenario type of deal. Our current world still has a long way to go before it gets even close to that type of future. And in actuality technology such as that shown in the feed is necessarily a bad thing it 's just being used in a bad way. When the feed first came out I 'm sure it wasn 't intended to be used as a mass form of marketing, "It was all da da da, this big educational thing, da da da, your child will have the advantage, encyclopedias at…

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  • Love In Wolfgang Amadeu's The Dispute

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is arguably the greatest composer of all time. Along with his many symphonies, he also wrote the music for operas. Even though The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, and Don Giovanni are his three most famous operas, Cosí fan Tutte is largely underrated. This opera is the story of two sets of lovers. Under the guidance of their old friend Don Alfonso, the two men decide to test their partners ' loyalty by pretending to go off to war and coming back disguised. Slowly,…

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  • 'Don Giovanni In Kierkegaard's Both/Or'

    opinion about Mozart’s, Don Giovanni in which he formed after sitting through multiple performances of the opera. He did this to try to analyze and breakdown Mozart’s thinking when he composed the opera. According to Kierkegaard, the character Don Giovanni makes the opera appealing with the characters seductive nature which therefore, makes the opera Don Giovanni stand the highest of the classics for Kierkegaard. In his work, Either/Or, he describes the character of Giovanni as a handsome older…

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  • Federigo's Zalcon Comparison

    Geoffrey Chaucer and Giovanni Boccaccio both use frame stories to get a message across through their writing. Money is the root of all evil is a theme seen in “The Pardoner’s Tale” by Chaucer, and people make great sacrifices for the ones they love is a theme in “Federigo’s Falcon” by Boccaccio. These two selections contrast with each other because the theme in “The Pardoner’s Tale” shows that people act selfishly out of greed while the theme of “Federigo’s Falcon” shows that people act…

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  • Woman Poem Analysis

    The poem “Woman”, written by Nikki Giovanni, uses several metaphors to describe the journey of a woman and what she feels the man should do but will not do. She describes in many different ways how she wants support from the man, but he is unwilling to give it. In the first stanza, she starts the poem with the woman being a simple, insignificant thing. “She wanted to be a blade of grass amid the fields” (lines 1-2). Grass grows under your feet. Blades of grass are plentiful and ordinary. She…

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