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    Yeats’s poem ‘’Leda and the Swan’’ and Dorothy Hewitt’s ‘’Grave Fairytale’’ have content that is both mythological and violently sexual. In Yeats’ poem the speaker retells a story from Greek mythology. It is that of the rape of Leda by Zeus. In Hewitt’s poem, the speaker creates a new version of Rapunzel’s fairytale. This essay will discuss the relationship between mythology/ folklore, violence and sex through the analysis of both poems. In Yeats’ poem, the speaker resents the rape scene, painting a vivid and terrifying picture of its aggressive violence. The father of Gods Zeus takes the form of a swan in order to seduce and to rape Leda, the beautiful woman that he desired. It is worth noting that a swan usually symbolises beauty, grace, elegance and peacefulness. In Yeats’ poem it is completely the opposite. This would imply the reason Zeus chose this bird for his disguise: to lure Leda close so that he may rape her. Yeats wants to communicate the violence of a sexual act. He draws a sexual picture without directly presenting the meaning of the poem. In the first stanza, we are directly exposed to the rape through the use of obscene and figurative language. Yeats begins his poem with an instance of ferocity and brutality that might have immediately brought an ultimate horror to the readers. The poem starts suddenly with violence that is ‘’a sudden blow’’ .”The absurdity of the rapist (Zeus) is transformed into the violent image of `great' wings `beating.' The bird no…

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    Classic cars embody the zeitgeist of the era from which they came. The design of the fins and fenders, the materials, and even the colors all give an indication of when a classic car was made. Restoring this type of automobile to its original beauty, therefore, takes time, expert knowledge, and patience. If you’ve located a classic car that you’d like to restore, here are some of the repairs you’ll want to make plus some advice on where to go to find what you need. Get to Know Your Car Angie’s…

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    The follies is a fun and memorable event to experience. Many citizens of Mason City would recommend that you attend the follies. Each and every student in the follies works very hard on their act. The follies are held each year and it is a event that many people attend. The follies has made Mason City more exciting, made an event for people to see, and it created another fun activity for citizens to do. The follies take place in the month of February and have been occurring for a very long…

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    Over lunch one day, Lee Blocker told Bill about some land outside of Elgin that he wanted to develop. Nancy Lou and Bill drove to Elgin with their three children and were greeted by a downtown with all the first story windows broken out and boarded up, and many of the second story windows were broken with pigeons roosting in them. She remembers what a dreary place it seemed and said to Blocker, “If we come to live here, I will have to do everything in my power to revitalize this downtown.” In…

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    Distillery Tour WHAT: Round up your friends and expand your world of spirits this weekend at the Frankfort Spirits Distillery Tour. You and your friends will have a great time as you enjoy a unique distillery excursion. You will experience firsthand how spirits are made, how to properly taste them, as well as what makes craft spirits special. During your tour, you will get to enjoy a variety of sample-sized handcrafted cocktails as you explore their sensational flavors and properties.…

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    Pontiac 389 Tri Power V-8 What makes it a Classic: The Pontiac 389 Tri Power V-8 Often it's difficult to determine if an old car is truly a classic. However, if you're looking at automobiles from the [Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors], it's a little easier. If you pop the hood on a late 50s or 60s Pontiac of any model and a Tri Power 389 V-8 is staring back at you, you've just found yourself a classic. Join me as we talk about one of Pontiac's [greatest engines of all time]. We'll…

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    I chose this question because my dad collects classic cars and I frequently see catalogs that come in the mail that are filled with parts for all sorts of car parts. I know my mom gets on my dad a lot about buying too many parts at a time because they can get very pricey. Why are the parts to pricey? I know that the parts themselves are fairly simple and much less complex than a part you would find for a new car. I assume that car parts are so pricey because the parts simply aren’t made anymore.…

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    artist Leonardo da Vinci or his masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, or both. It is arguably the best-known painting in the world “attracting six-million visitors a year.” The eccentric artist, curious history, unprecedented style, and ever-changing context of the Mona Lisa are as intriguing as her mysterious smile. Leonardo da Vinci was born illegitimately to a peasant woman in 1452 in “Vinci in the Tuscan country side, thirty miles from Florence, Italy.” Circumstances like these could certainly lead…

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    painting through all the motion in the painting. Then, there is Jesus in the middle all serene and Judah right next to him with a noticeable guilty conscience face. Leonardo was a genius in the way he captured their emotions and brought this moment to life through this painting. For this reason, the painting is considered to this day a Renaissance art because to this day no other artist can get those small details so precise as he did. When Leonardo’s sponsor in Milan was overthrown, he had to…

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    The Mona Lisa is one of the famous world-renown paintings in our era today. One reason why people say the Mona Lisa is famous is because many people are fascinated by the mysteriousness the woman in the portrait displays. I never understood why Mona Lisa why? But I did some research and I found out back in the day around the 1850’s to the 19th century the Mona Lisa was not the most famous painting in the world. Paintings made by Raphael were much more popular than any other paintings during…

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