Guiding Light

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  • The Theme Of Light And Dark In Sonny's Blues By James Baldwin

    holes interact with light, reflecting so little, that they do not let any escape. That is dark but the intense energies created by black holes in the process of eating stars is anything but dark. The level of complexity of light and dark that we see in the universe can also be seen in James Baldwin’s short story “Sonny’s Blues”. In “Sonny’s Blues”, James Baldwin looks past the normal literary uses of light and dark imagery as representing good and bad, but instead uses them to capture characters’ hardships, their struggles with racial injustice, and the loss of innocence of childhood. Immediately from the opening scene, Baldwin introduces the notion of darkness to represent suffering in the lives of the characters in the story. Right from the first paragraph, the reader can see the recurring images of light and dark, as the narrator contemplates Sonny’s fate: “I stared at it in the swinging lights…

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  • Analysis Of Automat, By Edward Hopper

    Most of the colors are not very bright and do not have a great intensity to them. The darkness of the window is not bright, and the green of the coat is very muted but the reflection of the lights in the window does have a little intensity. There is also the highlighting and illumination by the lights on her shoulders and arms of the woman’s coat. The yellow of the woman’s hat is also bright which helps to draw attention to the woman and has a great contrast against the darker coloration of the…

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  • Personal Narrative-Continuation Of Macabre

    Continuation of Macabre. I opened the rusty door, and I peaked inside the dark and dusty cabin. Even though the moon was at its fullest, its light couldn’t even freckle a glimpse of light into the pitch dark cabin. Eerie was the only word that came to mind, the only word in my mind, the only word that made sense. I put my left foot in, and instantly a cold shiver drifted down my spine. I furiously turned around only to discover that there was nothing there. Just bank empty space. The Cold…

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  • Things I Know To Be True Analysis

    A blue haze is washed over the stage as the lights suspended above cast shadows on the stage floor. Gobos light up the stage and spots pan over the audience, pulling in every sense of intrigue and curiosity within the audience. A ringtone is heard as the stage lights dim, a man appears in a spotlight leaning, virtually reaching out, but he seems to hold himself back, delaying the phone call for fear of what it might be. In Things I Know To Be True, Andrew Bovell shines light on a modern day…

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  • Being Thankful

    already on my list. I soon began thinking about people and events that have changed my life or that have caused me to learn some sort of lesson. I was grateful my husband's love and support, as he goes to work to support our family even when he would rather be home with us instead. I became more grateful for my friends who not only encourage me to push forward and try harder, but also give me a way to help them and think outside myself. One day as I was driving to work I noticed the way the…

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  • The Theme Of Lightness And Darkness In Sonny's Blue By James Baldwin

    darkness as a metaphor to symbolize connections in our everyday life. I disagree with Michael Clark who suggests Baldwin uses all the metaphors to support childhood in the story. The author makes numerous connections with the motif to not only represent childhood, but also every stage of life. Baldwin uses the repeating metaphor of lightness and darkness to represent good and evil, adulthood, and relationships between family members. Baldwin uses lightness and darkness in his story to display…

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  • Essay On The Golden Age Of Islam

    to Ibn Al-Haytham, the accepted principle for optics originated from the Greeks and stated that the eye gives off light itself to produce images of objects . However, Al-Haytham considered situations in the real world that simply didn’t agree with the Greek findings, such as why objects like the moon can’t be illuminated from great distances. Al-Haytham formulated that the eye is instead a receptor of light, and that light is dispersed and diffused in geometric patterns. This is one of the…

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  • Eating Poetry Poem Analysis

    obsession’s desperation for the written word. However, the second stanza signifies a shift in preoccupation, towards the librarian, whom is observed by the speaker as having ‘sad’ eyes, as she finds herself experiencing a tormenting ordeal resulting from the chaos of the library. Corresponding to the shift in the second stanza, there is an establishment of a dark atmosphere progressing within the library as the innocent librarian witnesses an atrocious act committed by a seemingly insane man.…

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  • Pebbles Around A Hole Analysis

    The implied lines of the pebbles helps create the shape. The negative space of the hole is what helps the artist create the circles around it. The pattern is the repetition of the pebbles going around in a circle. The shape helps the rhythm because of the repetition of the pebbles. The predominate light value is balanced between light and dark. The light value transitions are gently modulated. The contrast is created through value and color. The contrast of the dark hole and the white pebbles…

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  • Photosynthesis And Red Light Treatment

    Paragraph 1 With a p- value of 0.059229 between our red light treatment and our green light treatment, we fail to reject the null hypothesis and reject our alternative hypothesis because the value was higher than 0.05. Our alternative hypothesis was that red light would be more effective than green light on the rate of photosynthesis and our null hypothesis was that the color of light would not affect the rate of photosynthesis. Without enough evidence to support the alternative hypothesis, we…

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