“It’s a long old road, but I know I,m gonna find the end,” that is one of Bessie Smith famous quotes. Bessie Smith is an American blues singer and is also known for “Empress of the Blues”. Bessie Smith was born April 15, 1894 and died on September 26, 1937. First I’m going to talk about her whole life. Then I’m going to talk about her career and what songs she did.
Introduction Blank sea, no plane, no communication, and no exact location of the Electra. Amelia Earhart was the first American female to fly across the ocean. She and her plane the Electra set flight to the skies. Amelia disappeared unexpectedly during her journey possibly from lack of fuel or engine failure. This is the story about Amelia Earhart’s solo flight across the ocean.
Bessie Smith, also known as the empress of the blues, was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920's. She was born on April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga Tennessee. Bessie smith was the daughter of Laura and William Smith, a Baptist minister, and was one of seven children. Her mother, father, and two brothers died before she was nine. To earn money, Bessie and her brother became street performers, with her dancing and singing and him playing the guitar.
Whenever you drive down a highway and see a patch of wildflowers, there’s one woman you may want to thank: Lady Bird Johnson. It may come as no surprise that someone called Lady Bird would love the outdoors, but Lady Bird Johnson took her love to make the world a better place. Lady Bird Johnson is best-known as First Lady and wife of Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. Many First Ladies devote their time to important causes while living in the White House; Lady Bird Johnson’s cause was the beautification of Washington.
“Mary Moon and the stars” written by Janice Galloway is a short story in which the main character Mary is who we “........................” This is due to the techniques the writer has used these include character, setting, language and symbolism. The author has used the appropriate techniques which results in her success. Mary is clearly restless and anxious when we are introduced to her on her first day of primary school. The unnamed narrator struggles to create a friendship with Mary as Mary is brutally judged by those around her, children and adults included.
The year of 1929 brought upon a whirlwind of emotions through the United States. This was the beginning of the Great Depression, as well as the birth of a young child named Kathleen Steubben, originally Kathleen Blackman. For the duration of her growing years, she attended a public school in Long Island, New York. Here, most girls wore a skirt, bobby socks, and either a sweater or a blouse. In contrast, the boys wore a pair of slacks, a shirt, and a tie.
There is noo easily identifiable melody in “Foxy Lady”, especially as Hendrix semi-spoke with a raspy voice; and he always wanted to have his voice buried – “Hendrix’s preference nicely symbolises how the textual and vocal dimension serves less as the focus of his performance of ‘Foxy Lady’ – whether at the Isle of Wight or elsewhere – than as the frame within which performative meaning is produced.” (290); Hendrix treated the lyrics with abandon; other aspects are more important for the song’s identity as its riff and dominant seventh sharp nine chord. Hendrix ‘s almost constantly moving body “represents the dominant element of the music’s visual dimension. This is not simply an aspect of the ‘physical presence’ […], but […] a basic dimension
The Story “The Man Who Knew Belle Starr” written by Richard Bausch has two main themes which are deviance and transgression. Deviance, according to Debra Marshall, is behavior that violates standards or expectations. She also mentions Robert K. Merton’s deviance typology. The chart displays five categories which are conformity, innovation, ritualism, retreatism and rebellion. According to Jenks’ “Whither Transgression?”, To transgress is to go beyond the bounds or limits set by a commandment or law or convention, it is to violate or infringe.
Marian Anderson was a driven African American singer. "We don't take colored" (Collins 106). Marian was deprived of singing in many places because of the color of her skin. She was always well behaved and never wanted conflict so she never would argue.
“And know-I knew that he was beckoning-beckoning me to my death.” Adams, from the story “Hitchhiker”. In the “Hitchhiker” by Lucille Fletcher, there is a man named Adams who is driving from New York to California and along the way he is followed by a hitchhiker. In the “Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury, Leonard Mead goes out for a walk every night and one night he gets in trouble with the police. The “Hitchhiker” by Lucille Fletcher, is more suspenseful than the “Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury, because of the writing techniques: imagery, word-choice, and dialogue.
On the 13th of September 1775, Elizabeth Ingersoll gave birth to Laura Ingersoll, a clever, beautiful baby. When Laura was eight, her mother died, leaving her and her three sisters, Myra, Abigail and Elizabeth. Her father remarried twice and had two children, named Nancy and Charles with his third wife. Her family was originally from Massachusetts, so in 1795 her family immigrated to Upper Canada where her father had obtained a township grant for settlement. Her father’s farm became the site of the modern town of Ingersoll.