Audiences can relate to characters who embody American life and values. American musical theatre positively affected and reflected the culture of 20th century America by addressing the social issues of each generation. One of the most pivotal musicals of the 20th century was Show Boat which helped make theatre what it is today. Show Boat, composed by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, opened December 27, 1927, and was the first musical to be based off of a novel (Show Boat Introduces American Musical Theater). It was difficult to convince Edna Ferber, the author of Show Boat, to allow her book to be turned into a musical, since most musicals of the early 20th century were focused on comedy.
Rhythm is the vital and crucial element in this work, the uses of unparalleled and unstable sensibility of rhythmic pattern that is completely against the traditions, makes him to become the revitalization of rhythm in the Western Art Music. The polytonal writing and bitonal development subvert the standard way of diatonic writing. His work is sonorous, bright with clear polyphonic texture had contributed to the modernist culture.
All such attributes that characterize “My Papa’s Waltz” reminds the reader why it is such an enriching piece of literature, as its imagery can transparently express all that Roethke experienced emotionally. “My Papa’s Waltz” is a powerful poem that integrates an honest conversation towards the obnoxious nature of drunkenness. Theodore Roethke used this poetic piece to vividly display the perplex issues children in society deal with when confronting a family member who drinks. The poem’s nature is half affectionate and half satirical as it mocks the events his father placed on him that he never
In this style of painting, Matisse began using bright colors, and disregard for details within the works. Matisse used his knowledge of the Impressionist style to create the backbone for Fauvism. The movement did not last very long. Many pieces of Matisse art during this phase were nudes, but he did paint of portrait of his wife, Portrait of Madame Matisse, The Green Line 1905, which I will examine later within my paper. During WWI, Matisse’s life seemed to fall apart.
The use of positive connotation in the text is utilised to illuminate the positives of the relationship, as they “romp” and “waltz” their way through a fun life. However, Roethke intentionally included those words with negative connotation to show the constant complexity and imperfect nature of their relationship. In lines 3-4, Roethke states “[b]ut I held on like death:/[s]uch waltzing was not easy,” which is the first metaphor for their relationship. In this quote from the text, as Roethke preaches the difficulty of the waltz, he is really writing about the relationship between his father and son as being “not easy.” And although their relationship is not easy as it goes through life, the boy still “hung on like death,” showing his love for his father and another positive for the relationship.
In Roethke’s poem “My Papa’s Waltz” a boisterous waltz between the boy and his father which was perhaps the result of a few too many drinks, resulted in a lifelong memory for the speaker of the poem. The poem revolves around a recollection of a child dancing with his apparently intoxicated Father. The waltz brought joy and excitement to a young child who may not always get to experience such bonding moments with his father. Although many readers often interpret the tone of the poem as negative, there is enough textual evidence to dispel this interpretation. Ultimately, the speaker’s tone throughout the poem “My Papa’s Waltz” displays the playful nature of his Papa’s Waltz.
On the surface, this poem seems to be about two people (a father and child) dancing a clumsy version of a waltz; however, upon closer inspection, it becomes apparent that the poem is actually an extended metaphor comparing domestic abuse to what is usually a beautifully graceful dance. The brilliance of this poem is in the irony that the metaphor presents: the horror of abuse to the beauty of the waltz. What makes this metaphor most apparent is the diction. While Roethke incorporates words like “waltzing” (l.4), “romped” (l.5), and “beat time” (l.13), all words associated with jubilant dancing, other words and phrases indicate quite the opposite of jubilance. For example, in the final stanza, Roethke writes, “You beat time on my head / With a palm caked hard by dirt, / Then waltzed me off to bed / Still clinging to your shirt.”
The cool thing about this poem being written in iambic trimeter is that it becomes not just a poem about a waltz, but a waltz itself, because there are three beats in a waltz. While the boy hangs to his dad, he gets a little dizzy because his father is so drunk that his breath made his son feel dizzy. The poet described that scenario as, “The whiskey on your breath / could make a small boy dizzy; / But I hung on like death / Such waltzing was not easy” (line1-4). The first line can be analyzed through the word breath.
His launch into new traditions of approaching subjectivity has changed all reaction to Nature. His force and energy have instituted a strength of beneficial aesthetic action through his career. He made influential contributions during the late 1960’s throughout the areas of dance and performance art . Rauschenberg achieved his expert work with great effortlessness in a countless variety of materials and mediums and with greater diversity . Visual art and performance art could be seen as very dissimilar types of expression, but Robert Rauschenberg accomplished minimizing the split between them by applying much of the same foundations seen in his paintings and combinations, in his pieces of performance.
In the book Dancing in the Wings, by Debbie Allen,a girl nicknamed Sassy could see dance everywhere. She always wanted to dance in the spotlight as a ballerina,but everyone said her feet were too big. She was too tall for anyone to dance with. When there was an audition for a summer dance festival in Washington D.C.she tried out for it. Unfortunately, the other girls made fun of her, and she ran into the parking lot.
Genre plays a very important part in both Artist In Uniform By Mary McCarthy and Bop! by Langston Hues. The two essays have different forms of publication which is what sets their unique style in their work. Artist In Uniform is an essay that is set with narrative standards while Bop! is set with a determination to present social issues.
Analyse how the artwork in Plate 1 represents and documents cultural histories. Through the cultural frame art may be thought to be about giving insight on how an artwork is influenced by the values of the society it is produced in, and, in turn, how the artwork influences the values of the society. Plate 1, Corpse in Barbed Wire (Flanders) is a German Expressionist etching by Otto Dix, German Expressionism is the when an artist depicts subjective emotions and responses to objects and events, rather than objective reality. In Plate 1 Dix uses colour and tone to depict his inner emotions and express the devastating effects on society during World War I. Ultimately, Plate 1 represents and documents cultural histories by giving first hand insight
World War I is a gloomy and cruel place; it obliterates the beliefs of fighting for one’s country and transforms the minds of the soldiers. This realization is found in Erich Maria Remarque’s book All Quiet on the Western Front. In the book, a young teen named Paul Baumer and his friends join in the war believing it’s going to make them become important and that fighting for their country is such a great privilege, but once they are in the war, they all realize it’s not the same as what they were told. The young soldiers witness what war is truly about and they reflect on what they were told, knowing the truth makes them see they were told lies, so they are the same which obliterates their trust in the adult world. Remarque employs symbolism,
Photography In Wartimes Wars are disgustful events in the sense that they lead to death and destruction. Wars are motivated by different reasons, but their effects often remain the same. Over the centuries, many artists have tried to capture events in war through paintings. Overtime technological advances have enabled people to bring more real and graphical images of war to the masses.