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    Essay On Synesthesia

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    Scientists are still unclear. Some believe that it is caused by neurons and synapses in the brain that cross over from one sensory system to another. Neurologist Richard Cytowic believes the limbic system, which is primarily in charge of emotional responses, is responsible for synesthesia. More recently however, there has been a debate about whether synesthesia is even a real phenomenon. Proponents believe synesthesia is actually a part of ideasthesia. According to this theory, concurrent sensory elements are not random. The two sensory perceptions are actually due to meanings behind the stimulus. The Bouba vs. Kiki experiment supports this theory by demonstrating that almost all humans seem to ascribe abstract names and meanings to shapes and sounds in consistent ways. In this experiment, participants are shown two shapes: one is a jagged, star-like figure while the other is much rounder and softer. Participants…

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    “Richard Cory”, written by Edwin Arlington Robinson, portrays a man’s life story only through the effect of his personality upon those who admire him. The poem is separated into four stanzas, each unfolding a different aspect of the protagonist’s life represented by the townspeople. This poem is devoid of almost any literary elements and figurative language; however, the words themselves still have resonance. By formulating assumptions and opinions of how the other half lives, the “people on the…

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    town as appearance-based, a place full of people who only care about a spotless reputation and how the rest of the world sees them. The first textual example is “a mean town, a hard, stingy town,” where the author is referring to the deeper description of Hadleyburg. The narrator uses this quote to explain how Hadleyburg may seem like an utterly perfect community with core values and strong morals, but underneath they only care about the way they look and how to keep a chaste name. The second…

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    CAMBRIDGE- Glitter and imagery have recently announced that after being used by Edwin Arlington Robinson to describe Richard Cory, they have officially announced poetry war on Cory. Glitter and Imagery have accused Cory of taking away self-esteem and confidence within the lower class in “Richard Cory.” In an interview with Glitter, he was very frustrated and stated, “ that people don’t realize Cory’s true nature. They need to begin to understand how much of a jerk he is!”…

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    In his poem, “Richard Cory” Edwin uses irony to show how we are to a man like him. Maintaining the idea that this man had everything going for him and was a well to do man. From the outside, the men working saw this man everyday, gazing at what a man should look like. Charles Burkhart gives criticism that show his contrast and his own ideas and claims about the man. In Richard Cory, author’s creates irony by using imagery, diction, and contrast to show the true description of the man and…

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    The Poem “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson from 1869 to 1935 uses an admirational and superficial tone, a third person limited point of view, and the main theme to never judge a book by it’s cover to show a complex attitude towards Richard Cory’s suicide. The author uses a formal and superficial tone to describe who Richard Cory was and his importance to the town. A formal tone is portrayed by the author when said “He was a gentleman from sole to crown”. The author uses more…

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    Vivienne Westwood Analysis

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    For this essay I have chosen to discuss the work created by Vivienne Westwood and the influences of fashions she had on society. I will be primarily focusing the body of my essay on Westwood’s earlier years throughout her career, although I will be contrasting the change in her style with one of her later collections, then overviewing how these influenced fashion. Throughout the body of this essay I will addressing factors such as the fifties rival; discussing the opening of Westwood’s first…

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    By 1967, the summer associate program and citizen corps was created both under the umbrella of VISTA; the summer associate program was initiated in an effort to engage college students who could not commitment time during their academic year, and the citizen corps was created to offer part time service positions for citizens who could not commit eight hours a week. Unfortunately not long after these programs were implemented all the funding for the VISTA programs was discontinued due to the…

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    Front from “overtaking them.” However, these tactics didn’t prove to be sufficient. The next U.S. president, Eisenhower, increased U.S. involvement by supplying “military advisers and CIA operatives in Vietnam.” These steps proved to be useful for both South Vietnam and the United States since the U.S. Government used the operatives to gather and report counterintelligence. The United States started sending troops to Vietnam under the John F. Kennedy administration. The Vietnam War, however,…

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    Vietnam war. Due to this twenty year war many young males were drafted into the army, and America the land of the free became the land of deceit. As a result, throughout the nation there had been mass protests, and antiwar movements. On the tragic day of May 4th, 1970 demonstrators at Kent State University were ambushed by the Ohio National Guard, leading to the death of four students and injury of nineteen other students. The antiwar rally at Kent State University has become a symbol of the…

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