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    The use of rhythm through iambic pentameter plays an important part in understanding Marc Antony’s funeral oration in Julius Caesar. Much of the speech is representative of Antony’s thought process and the rhythmic variations allow the audience to connect with his train of thought. Determining the meaning of these rhythmic variations can be done by examining the iambic pentameter. For instance in Speaking Shakespeare, Patsy Rodenburg discusses the importance of counting syllables in each line to discover if the iambic pentameter is regular or irregular with any line exceeding ten syllables being irregular (86). The irregularity of certain lines can indicate an important break from the monotony or “heartbeat” of the character, because Rodenburg states, “Regular or not, the rhythm of his lines is completely aligned and married to meaning and emotion”. The inner rhythms of the lines are also vital. Rodenburg says that, “Two syllables are needed to create an iambic and the stress falls on the second: de dúm” (84). However, the variations in theses beats can be indicative of deeper meaning (Rodenburg 86). In Antony’s speech, there are instances of regular and irregular iambic pentameter along with a variety of inner rhythms. Applying Rodenburg’s directions to Antony’s speech brings greater knowledge of its meaning through the rhythm of the lines and their inner rhythm. The audience begins to connect with Antony’s purpose when he delivers his first irregular line on the second…

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    The art of persuasion is not merely about convincing a person with logical statements. In many instances human beings are motivated by emotion. Persuasion is a cocktail of logic and emotion. Often the logic is minimal in comparison to the emotional appeal used to lure a person into a certain conclusion. Manipulation is an art form. In order to move the audience it must be colorful and, it must provoke. Mark Antony uses all vibrant colors to create is masterpiece, to convince his audience that…

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    Cornelius Vanderbilt was an important contributor to his field because the majority of today’s businessmen follow his example and act in ways that he invented through his actions. In addition, Vanderbilt invested his fortune in railroads (Carey 351). Without railroads, today’s society would not only be vastly different, but it could also possibly be nonexistent. This is due to Vanderbilt’s railroads creating a societal dependency on themselves. The Commodore had always been skilled at seeing…

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    Before I explain how Andrew Carnegie is a robber baron I should explain what a robber baron is which would be an unscrupulous, plutocrat to which runs a business with ruthless means and does things that are to only further benefit ones self and may harm others or the community. There are a many examples on why Carnegie is a robber baron some include ways he obtained his capital, another is treatment of his customer basis and the last is the environment of his workers . My first point is how…

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    Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and John D. Rockefeller are men of insight, innovation, and ingenuity. These are the men that started an age of advancement in steel, oil, and railroads within a time period of a few decades. Vanderbilt, a self-made man and cut-throat business man, owned the largest shipping empire in the world. He started with a single ferry which soon became a fleet of ships transporting goods and passengers throughout the country. He soon became known as the commodore.…

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    Although it is argumentative that some entrepreneurs of the mid-nineteenth century deserved to be crown Captains of Industry or labeled as Robber Barons, John D. Rockefeller should have been honorably regarded as a Captain of Industry due to his account on strengthening the U.S’s economy by investing in blooming American industry and becoming one of the most respected philanthropist. At the same time, his fellow businessman, Cornelius Vanderbilt was suitable of the title Robber Barons for his…

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    Cornelius Vanderbilt, also known as Commodore, was labeled as a “Cutthroat business man” from an early age, according to “The Men Who Built America”. Vanderbilt saw the potential for the railroad industry and started his own railroad company. While building his company, his son that was supposed to take over the family business passes away. Vanderbilt decides to start training his other, less accomplished, son. Upon training his son, Vanderbilt realizes that his competitors perceive his as week.…

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    ANALYZING THE LIFE OF CORNELIUS VANDERBILT Yaran Zhang Student #: 220 RedID: 816353168 Introduction To understand the evolution of business in America, one must first analyze the great men and women that heavily contributed to the sector. The book “The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt” by T. J Styles looks at Cornelius Vanderbilt, one of the greatest historical figures in business, analyzing his success, struggle, contributions, and overall life. Almost all trade…

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    look at Cornelius Vanderbilt from a morale standpoint he might be the most despicable character in Americans history. Anyone that has studied American history knows that that is an extremely deprecating statement. Yet, if you look at him from a business perspective he might be one of the most successful persons in American history ending this career with 105 million dollars and his son William practically doubling that wealth to end up with upwards of 200 million dollars which is the equivalent…

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    Wealthiest Men of the Gilded Age The American dream is the idea of prospering and achieving success through determination with the abundance of resources and opportunities provided in the United States. This idea is what every person works for in their lifetime. Three men made it very clear that the American dream was possible starting with very little. Throughout the Gilded Age in American history, Industrialists Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and Cornelius Vanderbilt sought the…

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