Memorial Essays

  • Memorial Persuasive Speech

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    Thesis: When you think of memorials, what do you think of? Maybe the large Washington monuments, or Mount Rushmore come to mind. Well, lets honestly think about what a monument is. Something built to keep the memory of something, or someone alive. Just as a gravestone does, or a plaque, or a picture of a loved one on social media. So why is it that, these giants of men get memorials so large? I don 't know. So lets just talk about memorials and how I feel about them. Memorializing can be great, or

  • Lincoln Memorial Essay

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    successfully honor an event or individual, the creators need to carefully consider its design, relation to visitors, and appeal. The design is important because it should be able to create a connection between the memorial and the event which it commemorates. The design of a memorial must incorporate key factors, such as names, to help honor the people and the remind the public

  • Lincoln Memorial/Monuments

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    There are many monuments and Memorials in Washington, D.C. , 8 of which I chose the Lincoln Memorial/Monument. I chose this sight because personally I think it’s a very cool/beautiful place to go see. I think this because of the research you can do on it and find cool facts on it. I also think this because of the view at the top where Lincoln is sitting. If you go to the top where he is sitting you can see that it overlooks the reflecting pool and you also can see the Washington Monument. This monument

  • Dbq Monument And Memorial Analysis

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    Monuments and memorials are made to immortalize an important person or event. There are many factors that go into the making of a successful memorial or monument, but what factors should be more important? Even though people believe that the design of the monument should be considered the most important factor because it can alter the purpose of the monument, the most important factors are the meaning because it gives the monument a purpose, and the location because it can degrade the monument 's

  • Vietnam Memorial Komunyakaa Analysis

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    museums, monuments, and memorials. Given the origin of these commemorations, they can carry a far greater significant meaning than anyone could ever possibly understand. Through the use of imagery, Komunyakaa illustrates the notion that the Vietnam Memorial is a connection between the fallen and the living that are in its presence. Komunyakaa initiates the use of imagery in the first lines of the poem when the speaker describes his emotional assimilation into the memorial during a visit. He opens

  • Maya Lin's Memorial: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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    Nicholas Capasso once said, “ The national Vietnam Veterans Memorial may have generated more controversy than any work of architecture in recent history”. Three parts make up the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which are “The Wall”, The Three Soldiers statue, and The Vietnam Women’s Memorial. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall was a tribute which is in Washington DC. Maya Lin entered a nationwide competition to create a design for the wall and won. The wall is made of two black granite walls that form

  • Rhetorical Analysis: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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    In The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Maya Lin employs rhetorical devices in order to elucidate, the gross cost of the Vietnam Conflict in U.S. lives. The minimalist design used in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial emphasizes the overwhelming amount of human lives lost.On the Wall, a small diamond is depicted next to the names of people confirmed dead, if a person is MIA(Missing in Action) they get a small cross next to their name. The cross can easily be carved into a diamond if the person is confirmed

  • America Vietnam Memorial Essay

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    Public space is a shared landscape that all citizens have the potential to encounter. These areas, especially in major cities like Philadelphia, are saturated with statues depicting historical figures and a variety of artwork. Memorials are also included in this public area and become a representation of a certain memory for the public to share. When conflicts occur, such as a major war, more than just the government and the military are involved. A nations economy is torn apart, and certain industries

  • Vietnam War Memorial Analysis

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    The Vietnam War Memorial has been called a "feminist memorial". What do you think that means? Before we can decide if the Vietnam Memorial is a “feminist memorial,” we must first define what feminist art and analysis is. “Inspired - as its name suggests - by feminism, feminist analysis considers the roles of women in an artwork as its subjects, creator, patrons, and viewers.” (DeWitte 184). Essentially, feminist art is any work that pertains to women. Maya Lin was a 21-year-old Yale student when

  • Monument Synthesis Essay

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    events or people is complex; in some cases, monuments honor moments of great achievement, while in other cases, monuments pay homage to deep sacrifice. A monument 's size, location, and materials are all considerations in planning and creating a memorial to the past. In any case, the need to honor or pay homage to a specific person or event is prevalent within society. A monument has to mean something to the society it is place in. The location of a monument is perhaps the most important aspect of

  • Synthesis Essay: Creation Of A Monument

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    famous person or event. Monuments come in all different forms, they are important in which they help remind individuals about significant times in history. Society has different views on what should be considered when a group/agency is creating a memorial. For something to justify the creation of a monument, something important must take place in history. The person or remembrance must relate to a specific historical time and place. Source A compares monuments to holy sites or sacred events. They

  • The Importance Of Establishing A Monument

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    Once, one has located the monument in a admirable place such as a park, it should be made with good-quality materials and show significant meaning. An designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial “chose black granite in order to make the surface reflective and peaceful.” (Source G) Not many people would think of how the design of a monument to create meaning, that’s why building a monument is so important and time-consuming. After the designer

  • The Importance Of Arlington National Cemetery

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    Two years ago, Arlington National Cemetery, one of the nation’s oldest cemeteries, celebrated its sesquicentennial anniversary of substantial historical and moral significance. Founded after the American Civil War, the cemetery has been home to many of our fallen heroes, particularly those who have died during conflicts with American involvement and people of considerable national significance, such as presidents. The cemetery is one of extensive size and holds many monuments to memorialize the

  • Swimming Holes: A Peasant Hunter

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    A Pheasant Hunter’s Defense The hard times of the Great Depression, exacerbated by the dust bowl drought, induced many South Dakotans to consider economic opportunities outside of their state. The advent of World War II ushered in favorable conditions for obtaining jobs and fulfilling dreams of financial security. However, the realization of those aspirations frequently required relocating to armament manufacturing centers. One such manufacturing center, the shipyards in and around Portland,

  • Personal Narrative-How I Gained Independence In Washington DC

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    How I Gained Independence in Washington DC It’s a Thursday night, and I am just about to finish my packing for my first trip to Washington DC. It’s also my first time being away from my parents for more than a day or two. Right now, I’m in my room, folding clothes into the pairs of shorts, I said to myself. My mother yelled up saying “dinner is ready!” I stayed upstairs and yelled “I’ll be down in a minute!” Afters I finished my packing, I ran downstairs, smelling

  • Analysis Of Dr. Martin King's I Have A Dream Speech

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    day in American history. Thousands of men, women, and children, black and white, came to Washington, D.C. that day but, this was not a normal occasion. These thousands of people marched with the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement to the Lincoln Memorial to hear different speeches from different people. Many people think of the famous I Have A Dream speech by Dr. Martin King Jr when they hear the March on Washington. That was not the only speech spoken on that day. What was said at the March on

  • Sachsenneth Memorial

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    Chapter Three Case Study (Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum Site) 3.1 Brief Overview The memorial and museum of the former concentration camp of Sachsenhausen forms the single case study adopted in this research. Sachsenhausen concentration camp was built in the summer of 1936. The location of the camp made it one of the most famous camps as it is situated in Oranienburg, north of the Reich's capital of Berlin. This site was chosen for numerous reasons: • Its proximity to the residence place of

  • Vietnam Memorial Analysis

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    The Artistic Controversy of the Vietnam War The Vietnam memorial spiked artistic controversy even before it was built in 1982. Veterans and other Americans were against the memorial, calling it a “black gash of shame”(Carhart, 1981). Conversely, others thought it was a beautiful representation of the Vietnam War. The New York Times wrote “But perhaps that is why the V-shaped, black granite lines merging gently with the sloping earth make the winning design seem a lasting and appropriate image of

  • Washington Turning Point

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    excitement so they started marching down Constitution Avenue to the Lincoln Memorial before the Big Ten had gotten back from Capitol Hill. Once it became 11:30 there was a steady crowd making it hard for the leaders to join in, eventually the leaders joined and linked arms so they could show brotherhood amongst each other. In the picture taken by Oliver F. Atkins, it shows marchers trying to rest next to the Lincoln Memorial Refection Pool, after all the marching they seemed to be tired and restless

  • I Have A Dream Speech Ethos Pathos Logos

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    speech Analysis Martin Luther king Jr once said,“ I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of our nation.” He addressed these words on August of 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial after marching through the streets of Washington. He addressed segregation injustice and racial discrimination against African Americans that took place during his era, in his “I have a dream speech.” He recognized that american was founded on freedom