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  • Summary: The Cathedral Of Santa Maria Annunziata

    The Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata is the most important Catholic place of worship in the city of Otranto. The cathedral, built on the ruins of a village, a Roman domus, and an Early Christian temple, was founded in 1068 by the Norman bishop William. It is a synthesis of different architectural styles including Byzantine, Christian, and Romanesque. It was consecrated on 1 August 1088 during the reign of Pope Urban II from the papal legate Roffredo, archbishop of Benevento. In August 1480,…

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  • Gothic Architecture Analysis

    The buildings of the Italian Cisternians consisted of a central hall for the crowds to gather, side aisles, and apse. With rectilinear forms challenge the French architecture, also with small windows, one example is the magnificent, Basilica of San Francisco, located in Assisi. The fresco painting on the walls was also an important characteristic of this period. Also, its desire to evoke the Franciscan connection with poverty influenced the architecture. Simply but magnificent is the definition…

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  • Chartres Cathedral Vs Nana Ziggurat Essay

    have intricate carvings as well as pointed arches and ribbed vaulted, the Chartres Cathedral holds true to Gothic virtues and displays them at the height of their grandeur. Also, the Cathedral corresponds with the Romanesque period, utilizing ornate windows and a floor plan that helped enable pilgrimages. Vastly more…

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  • How Does Nathaniel Hawthorne Use Nature In The Scarlet Letter

    The bad, which was Chillingworth in the story was represented with the black flower, and the good, which is Hester and Pearl is portrayed with the wild rose bush. The author described the “... ugly edifice… in the soil that had so early borne the black flower of a civilized society, a prison,” (Hawthorne 35) to convey the characteristics of bad. Black in the context directly relates to the devil's name…

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  • Creative Writing: Haunted Home

    As I opened the door to the abandoned, old, haunted house on my street, I started to think that maybe this wasn't such a good idea. I scolded myself for wanting to turn back, and hesitantly stepped inside to explore. My ombre hair and dark brown eyes made me practically camouflage in the tan-brown, wood-paneled foyer, except for my old grey hooded sweatshirt and comfortable red sweat pants. I was the average height for a 16 year old, maybe a little more scrawny and immature. I could feel the…

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  • The Garden Party Symbolism

    flowers. However, Katherine Mansfield utilizes them for more than just the setting. Each plant mentioned holds a deeper symbolic meaning and no plants are mentioned merely as set dressing of the piece. Often seen as the universal symbol of love, the rose is commonplace in literature from Romeo and Juliet to Alice and Wonderland. “The Garden Party” is not a story about…

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  • Asking For Roses By Robert Frost Analysis

    writing beautiful poetry, if it is unpublished, unseen, and unappreciated? His poem “Asking for Roses” uses a familiar quote from nature to describe his sense of necessary risk-taking to avoid succumbing to what he saw as an unfulfilled and underappreciated life. “A flower unplucked is but left to the falling, / And nothing is gained by not gathering roses.” (Frost 28) The simple understanding of the life of a rose allows the reader to consider the concept and see the situation through Frost’s…

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  • Red In American Beauty

    this house she desperately wanted to sell. She chanced into this red undergarment. Carlyon recite some words of encouragement to herself “I will sell this house today, I will sell this house today (American Beauty)”. She is then shown cleaning the windows and vacuuming the living room in the red undergarment. “Researchers found that those who wear red tops, jackets or clothing score 10 per cent more in any competition than if they were in another color (Ben)”. This means Mendes wanted to show…

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  • Alexander Mcqueen Analysis

    draped with real and embroidered silk flowers. Flowers are seen as an arrangement and an analogy for the conciseness of life. The flowers used on the dress represent a garden; hence, the colours used could mean that it is a bouquet of roses. Mostly, a bouquet of roses has different colours such as purple which signifies a love that is most delicate as well as confidence. One also finds flowers of different shades of pink which symbolise appreciation and gratitude. The whole idea of a flower…

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  • Jasmine: Flowers, A Symbolism Of Love

    Jasmine Flowers have always been a symbol of love. It defines the beauty of nature as well. Among flowers, there are certain kinds which have prominent status. Jasmine is one of them. Because of its beauty, fragrance and appearance it always inspired poets and writers to use this particular flower as a metaphor for the expression of their love. The word jasmine has been used differently in different ages. But its eternal meaning didn’t change with different cultures. In literary term,…

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