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  • Metaphor And Symbolism In Langston Hughes's My People

    Metaphor and Symbolism in Langston Hughes’s My People My people is one of Langston Hughes’ poems which is about working class black African American people. In this poem, he compared the beauty of nature to the beauty of his people. My people is a very short poem, built in three stanzas which consist of two lines in each stanza. This poem was written in simple language, therefore, the readers can easily understand what he is trying to convey. I believe, beneath its simple words, this poem depicts the beauty of working class black African American people that go beyond the beauty of physical appearance. In this poem Hughes employs metaphors in comparing the beauty of those different objects; night to faces, stars to eyes, and sun to souls. It cannot be denied that the things which are being compared have symbolic meanings beyond themselves. Furthermore, Hughes also re-uses some words; beautiful and my people, repeatedly. Thus, by examining the metaphors and symbolism used by Hughes in comparing the beauty of nature to his people, the true beauty that is being conveyed by Hughes throughout the poem can be revealed. Besides that, the repetition he exerts in this poem to build the message also can be analyzed. Metaphors and Symbolism As stated before, Hughes compares the beauty of nature to his people, and he chooses three of natural phenomena; night, stars and sun, to be compared. In the first stanza, it is written that “ The night is beautiful (1)… So the faces of my people…

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  • I Felt A Funeral In My Brain Poem Analysis

    the reader into the funeral scene. The reader can hear the casket creaking as it is lifted and the heavy footsteps that walk across the floor. In addition, in her poem, “Because I could not stop for Death,” Dickinson writes, “We paused before a House that seemed / A Swelling of the Ground- / The Roof was scarcely visible- / The Cornice-in the Ground” (Lines 17-20) The imagery in this passage is powerful because Dickinson describes the tombstone in such a way that the reader can almost reach…

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  • Paragraph About Holiday Romance

    Whether you share a cocktail-fuelled pash on the beach with a Norwegian backpacker, a romantic one-on-one sojourn with a French student or a sultry sumba in the arms of a too-hot-to-handle Spanish globe trekker, these are often one-off, fireworky affairs. The Fellow Traveller Crush If you’ve ever met a like-minded traveller on the trip of a lifetime, it’s easy to see why coupling up might seem like a good idea. You’re both single, love experiencing fascinating cultures and exotic locales and…

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  • Student Plagiarism In An Online World Summary

    Julie J.C.H. Ryan’s essay “Student Plagiarism in an Online World” explains how effortless it is for college students to plagiarize their essays and avoid learning through the help of modern technology. On the contrary, undergraduates use the Internet as a means to bolster their education. Savvy technology has helped ease the life of twenty-first century students. The Internet is helpful because it acts as a virtual library for research, enhances relationships between professors and students, and…

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  • Frank Lloyd Wright: Interior Design

    The museum was inaugurated on October 18, 1997, by former King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Built alongside the Nervion River, which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Cantabrian Sea, it is one of several museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists. One of the most admired works of contemporary architecture, the building has been hailed as a "signal moment in the architectural culture",…

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  • Frank Gehry: The Guggenheim Museum In Bilbao

    Before the mid-twentieth century, museums in Europe and the United States were generally planned in variations of the neo classical style. But, the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao moved the heading of gallery outlines, which gave an extensive show venue to twentieth century and contemporary art, designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry, Architecture is important nowadays to the public, because it offers a physical surrounding environment in where we live in. Moreover, architecture is not only…

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  • Jerry Uelsmann's Love For Photography

    Uelsmann taught photography at the University of Florida Gainesville. In addition to teaching photography, he was a graduate research professor of art and is now retired. Jerry Uelsmann has received two fellowships, one a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967 and the other a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1972. He is also a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society…

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  • Avant Garde Analysis

    Native American art. In 1939 He discovered Pablo Picasso’s work which helped him to experiment with his own ideas. By 1942 his painting had changed. His apparent anger seemed to fire from the canvas in ‘the drip and splash' style. By 1947 he was making a name for himself as he disregarded the traditional easel and fixed his canvases to the wall or floor. He got rid of his brushes and he poured and dripped his paint from a can using anything that came to hand from knives to broken glass. He…

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  • Analysis Of Truth By Gwendolyn Brooks

    choice, and complicated word play (Gwendolyn Brooks Biography). This poem could have been written from the point of view of an African-American, who has been fighting the truth. She attended many workshops during 1941-1942, Brooks attended Inez Cunningham Stark’s workshop on poetry, which helped hone her technical abilities and inspired her to take up writing as a profession. After that, there was no looking back for this radical poet (Who is Gwendolyn Brooks? Everything You Need to Know). This…

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  • Analysis Of Haystack At Giverny By Vassily Kandinsky

    1910 and the room was filled with an international team of masters, after which Munich became the center of Avant-garde art for a while. His “Composition V” was determined to be too abstract to be included in the group Neue Kunstler Vereinigung. Wanting to open his work up for viewing he formed a group called Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) and this promoted abstraction and spiritual elements in art. As he assigned spirituality to colors, he labeled blue as a celestial color. In his book,…

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