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    live.” Words spoke by one of Hip-Hop culture’s philosophers and celebrated artists, KRS-One nearing the end of what is considered the genre’s golden age of its creativity and influence in the mid-1990s. For some, the statement is self-explanatory and almost reverent in it pronouncement. For others on the outer periphery of rap music and its associated culture, the delineation between the two may be murky. Nonetheless, the statement has much to do with identity, authenticity and how one associates themselves within the scope of the urban music genre and that of the broader social and ethnic context. Adam Krims’ Rap Music and the Poetics of Identity seeks to break new ground by focusing on…

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    Five Elements Of Hip Hop

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    anything but a word. It is a living thing that grows, changes, and expresses itself as it goes through this. No matter how it may change though, it has always had one single meaning for its existence: peace; and with this meaning for existence, there must always be nine elements that are presence in order for Hip Hop to fulfill its purpose. The first element of Hip Hop, is dancing. Usually those who dance in Hip Hop are considered either the B-boy or the B-girl, and they dance for a variety of…

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    In part one, chapter six of The Stranger, Camus utilizes a multitude of literary devices in hopes of describing and explaining Meursault’s killing of the Arab. Although Camus employs the use of a plethora of literary techniques, some of the most conspicuous include those of foreshadowing, imagery, and intricate diction. In the final chapter of part one, Camus makes use of various literary devices to present the notion that Meursault’s needless murder of the Arab lacks a rational explanation,…

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    removed for three days. "The day after his death all the ladies prepared to call at the house and offer condolence and aid, as is our custom. Miss Emily met them at the door, dressed as usual and with no trace of grief on her face. She told them that her father was not dead. She did that for three days, with the ministers calling on her, and the doctors, trying to persuade her to let them dispose of the body" (Faulkner302). At this point one can clearly see that something is wrong in the…

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    dream. With everyone he met he made a long lasting connection that he binds with the lessons that each teaches him. Each constantly encouraging him to follow his heart, as it leads him towards the treasure. Although they both appear briefly in the story one of the most significant lessons Santiago learned was from the King of Salem, who disguised himself as an old man, and the Gypsy who interprets…

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    The Alchemist

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    could be the most powerful lesson for all young adults going into the professional world, as this will carry them through life achieving their goals, no matter how many times they need to get up. These lessons are about enhancing life; this is relatable to those especially starting a vital new phase. Although both my chosen stories revolve around young men, the lessons learnt from them both are vastly different. Where Santiago develops through positive and uplifting themes, Prince Hamlet…

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    The Alchemist Analysis Everyone wants to follow their dreams, but it is never spoken of how rare chasing them really is. The Alchemist was written by Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian spiritual writer. In The Alchemist, a major part is to follow your dreams. The main character, Santiago, does this by searching for a treasure in Egypt that he saw in his dreams. Through The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho displays the importance of destiny, along with overcoming the doubts that go along with that, in a…

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    The Leap is definitely no exception, with small use of literary devices author Louise Erdrich has made the story very intriguing. To clarify, some of the literary devices used in The Leap are simile, flashback, and analogy. In the story, the literacy device simile is used to compare one element to another. An example of simile used in The Leap is when the story reads “they loved to drop gracefully from nowhere, like two sparkling birds” (2). Without doubt the author has used simile in a…

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    the effects that the war had on the soldiers. First of all, by expressing how O’Brien and his group of soldiers changed through the war he used many literary devices, such as anaphora. One example of O’Brien using anaphora in his novel is “Forty three years ago, and the war occurred a half a lifetime ago, and yet the remembering makes it now. And sometimes remembering will sometimes lead to a story, which makes it forever… Stories are for joining the past to the future. Stories are for those…

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    In the beginning, the brothers were inseparable from each other and the car, they went places together in that car throughout that one whole summer. But after at least three years, Henry comes back from the army, everything about their relationship, their brotherly bond changes dramatically. Lyman tries to recover their brotherly bond by beating up their car and “[making] it look just as beat up as [he] could” (246) and making Henry repair it. “It was spring. The sun was shining very bright”…

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