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    affirmation towards the route on which her life treads (Moore 1). Moore employs this mantra as a way to exhibit the loneliness and melancholy of the speaker. The lyrics also feature numerous metaphors, each seemingly with no relation to the next. Examples include “it’s only half past the point of no return,” “[it’s] the thunder before the lightning, “[it’s] the breath before the kiss, and [it’s] the fear before the phrase” (Moore 5) (Moore 7) (Moore 15). Moore persists to confabulate on this topic of “it,” but never points out what exactly “it” entails, and supplies only the metaphors as clues (Moore 5). Nevertheless, when the lines receive a deeper analysis, one finds Moore’s metaphors all describe and symbolize very specific moments in time just before an altercation occurs. “It” withstands as a buffer for the beauty one can find in the present while anticipating the future (Moore 5). In retrospect of public opinion, one reporter, Lucy Davies of BBC, critiques “Glitter In The Air [as] a bit of a damp squib” and fails to see “what the significance of throwing ‘a fistful of glitter in the air’ is” (Davies 7). That said, once one sits down and examines the album, Funhouse, as a whole, and experiences the painful breakup in its entirety, one ascertains the full picture. When the speaker throws “a fistful of glitter in the air,” she releases all the anger, all the denial, all the fear, and creates…

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    Selena Quintanilla Essay

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    Selena Quintanilla: Queen of Tejano "Neither of us knew that Yolanda had returned to the same gun shop in San Antonio a few days before this, where she repurchased the exact snub-nosed Taurus 45 revolver that she had bought before." Selena Quintanilla-Perez was a well-known Tejano pop singer all around the world; having sold several of her albums in English and Spanish, expanding her legacy throughout the years. Not only was she a star however, but also wanted to become a fashion…

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    Ayyan Ali Analysis

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    AYYAN ALI Article Ayyan , conceived July 30, 1993 in Dubai, UAE), professionally known as Ayyan is a Pakistani model, performing artist, maker, vocalist, and songwriter.[3] She began displaying in 2010 furthermore won the title of 'Best Female Emerging Model'.[4] She is additionally been named four times for the Lux Style Awards.[5] In 2013 she called for rectification of her name as just "Ayyan" in the wake of being alluded to as "Ayyan Ali" in some long range informal communication sites. Ali…

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    Analysis Of Lady Gaga

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    Gaga’s master reinvention began with an unlikely companion, Tony Bennett. The singer finds herself singing jazz music. She “[releases] an album of jazz duets with Tony Bennett (for which she won a Grammy)” in which she crafts music delicately and professionally (D’Addario 3). “Cheek to Cheek, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the fall of 2014” (Martins 3). We begin to see Gaga draw back from press attention and begins to showcase her talent in other ways, therefor reinventing her star…

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    Cao Lu was born on August 30, 1987 in China. was previously a solo singer in Mainland China after winning a 2004 CCTV sponsored singing contest. Her album, titled Cat, was released in 2005 under her former stage name, LuLu. Quick facts: Nickname: The Mood Maker Position: Vocalist Blood Type: O .Yezi was born in Gangneung, Gangwon Province and grew up there. She was a student at Kang Won-rae Dance School and learned dancing from Clon. She traveled four hours to Seoul every weekend to perform…

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    We all know and love Katy Perry for the high-flying, bold artist she is today. Her jovial, fun-loving spirit has inspired millions to be their own "Fireworks". But Katy didn't start out as a "California Gurl;" her path to stardom was a tough one. Katy's upbringing was much more conservative that her first hit single would have you believe. According to biography.com, Her first album was gospel, titled Katy Hudson. Unfortunately, it wasn't very popular and didn't take off before the record…

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    Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta season five is a reality television show that is known to be exposed and unfiltered. It films the lives of some well- known celebrities and some who are trying to make it in the business. Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta has about 20 to 30 different cast members. It varies form one season to the next. Some cast members will be on the show and the next season their not. You’re either married in a relationship or single looking for a relationship in this show. In season five you got…

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    acceptance, love, and equality. Having that sense of pride and empowerment was important to Gaga and she wants her fans to have that same sense of pride as they grow up. Acceptance is a crucial part of Lady Gaga’s self-image. As an artist, Gaga knows how it feels to be seen as different or weird. This song suggests putting aside our differences and being willing to welcome each unique person. Her song references, “No matter gay, straight, or bi/ Lesbian transgendered life/I’m on the right track,…

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    When Shakira shimmied her way onto MTV in 2001 with a steamy video for a slick, cookie-cutter dance-pop song, some people associated the Colombian singer with her American pop-music contemporaries Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. But the stylistic breadth of Shakira's music — elements of folk, Middle Eastern and traditional Latin styles over a foundation of rock and pop — gave her a degree of credibility the American teen queens lacked. What's more, when Shakira broke through in the United…

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    “Bent double” (1), likened to “old beggars under sacks” (1), advancing through a gloomy battlefield with nothing but their “distant rest” (4) as motivation to continue onward. The speaker, who remains nameless, recounts his experience as he “cursed through sludge” (2), clearly on the brink of collapse. Morale was low, and with nothing left to give to their country but their own return, they “limped on, blood-shod” (7). The first stanza tirelessly describes just how physically and mentally…

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