The Verve Essays

  • Chasing The Scream Analysis

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    Anslinger was the U.S. Treasury Department's Federal Bureau of Narcotics commissioner that made drug use illegal . He publicly spoke about the dangers of drug use and even exaggerated their effect. He would chase down drug users, and arrest them for their actions. One person being Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday, was a very famous African American singer that helped regulate drugs, because, according to whites, she was the example of what a dangerous African American on heroin looked like. The white

  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Day Jenny's Birthday Gifts

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    Birthday Gifts Jenny could not hold her excitement. It was almost her 16th birthday and she was so anxious to see what her friends had planned for her. For the past week, Jenny had been implying that she wanted a birthday party thrown for her, She knew her friends would not disappoint her. It was finally the day Jenny had been waiting for. She woke up with a huge smile on her face ready to start the day. Jenny did her hair, her makeup, and put on a cute outfit that she had planned for the day. Jenny

  • The Fat Girl Andre Dubus Analysis

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    A common issue surrounding many people’s day to day lives is their weight. Does weight define us as our identity or is it just a way to characterize someone? Discussed in Andre Dubus’, “The Fat Girl,” he writes about a woman named Louise who is overly engulfed about her appearance to the point of it being a psychological issue. Her issues originate from the input of her mother’s thoughts and later on is overly pressed by her friend, then soon her husband. During the story, Louise misunderstands that

  • Theme Of Freedom In The Great Gatsby

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    American society in the 1920s attempted to break away from the traditional, paternal rule of the European monarchy, instead choosing to support a country free from rules and constraints. Such features are expressed mainly through the characters in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - they all represent the typical wealthy American. Like everyone else, they value freedom, liberty, and seek for economic growth and higher social status. Some of the characters are also subject to disillusionment

  • Personal Narrative: My 16th Birthday Party

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    Jenny could not hold her excitement. It was almost her 16th birthday and she was so anxious to see what her friends had planned for her. For the past week, Jenny had been implying that she wanted a birthday party thrown for her, She knew her friends would not disappoint her. It was finally the day Jenny had been waiting for. She woke up with a huge smile on her face ready to start the day. Jenny did her hair, her makeup, and put on a cute outfit that she had planned for the day. Jenny headed downstairs

  • Becoming Materialism In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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    (AGG) Many people believe that money will buy you happiness, but no matter how much money you spend, you will never get the true happiness you receive from people. (BS-1) The characters in the novel Fahrenheit 451 focus on looks and value their possessions. (BS-2) Becoming materialistic has many effects towards people. (BS-3) There are some people in the society who reject the idea of materialism. (TS) Ray Bradbury created a society full of materialistic people to warn the readers about the dangers

  • Cuban-American Orchestra Observation

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    In the year 2012, the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba made a historic visit to the United States. I opted to witness the orchestra in the town of Aiken, South Carolina. I was extremely excited to experience the reaction to the orchestra in the South America. The performance of the band was scheduled by 9 pm on Tuesday, 2ND November, at the Etherredge Center, Aiken. As I reached the center, I saw that a studio theater was prearranged as the green room for the band. Some snacks including sandwiches

  • Beowulf: A Tragic Hero

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    One of the hero’s is Beowulf. As a hero Beowulf has numerous reasons for being considered as such. He is strong, brave, and an excellent leader. By massacring monsters of all kinds of the monsters of the sea to the slime monster Grendel Beowulf shows his heroic qualities. Another hero is Achilles; he was devastated by the loss of his friend Patroclus. By traveling to any length Achilles shows his heroic ability by avenging his fallen friend. One trait that Achilles and Beowulf have in common is

  • The Theme Of Hope In Eugenia W. Collier's Marigolds

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    In the short story “Marigolds”, by Eugenia W. Collier, the marigolds, which symbolize hope, convey the theme that everything isn’t always easy but don’t give up hope and keep trying. The setting of the story takes place in a poor Maryland city during the Great Depression. Lizabeth is trying to find out who she is when her parents have a loud conversation about their problems, causing Lizabeth to go destroy Miss Lottie’s marrigolds. In the beginning, Lizabeth says how she feels about the marrigolds:

  • Lizabeth Of Marigolds Character Analysis Essay

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    look of melancholy and sorrow, she had finally understood how gravely important the marigolds were to the old lady. In that moment, Lizabeth knew what she had done was remorseful, and she couldn’t help but feel compassionate towards her, “Whatever verve there was left in her, whatever was of love and beauty and joy that had not been squeezed out by life, had been there in the marigolds she had so tenderly cared for.” Innocence, maturity, and compassion; all of which Lizabeth felt during her transition

  • Ella Fitzgerald: Shaping Influences

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    of the First Lady of Jazz, written by Stuart Nicholson. Another influence in Ella’s life was Norman Granz who kept Ella’s career afloat. He was her manager who ended up becoming her friend and also a close part of her family. He signed her to the Verve Label, in which she acquired her pivotal of fame and fortune. Their relationship kept her grounded and was beneficial to her career. Norman was the reason for her achieving as much as she did during her lifetime including her earning her thirteen grammies

  • Theme Of Beauty In Eugenia Collier's The Marigold

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    meaning of the flowers and how she now knew why Ms. Lottie kept them in her yard against all of the ugliness. In the story the author what the author said about the marigolds she destroyed and what they meant to Ms. Lottie. The author said,” Whatever verve was left in her, whatever was of love and beauty and joy that had not been squeezed out by life, had been there in the marigolds she had so tenderly cared for.” So atlast she finally realised she understood what and why she had the marigolds in her

  • Marigolds Eugenia Collier Analysis

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    In The Light Of The Marigolds In “Marigolds”, Eugenia Collier presents a compelling short story that presents the theme of maturity through setting and conflict of interest. In this story, Lizabeth is found wondering if her childhood is over and when she ruins Miss Lottie’s marigolds she finds her maturity in clear light. In this story the kids ran to Miss Lottie’s house and were sitting in the grass, “Actually, I think it was the flowers we wanted to destroy, but nobody had the nerve to try it

  • Feminism And Femininity Analysis

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    Abstract Feminism and Femininity are different attitudes. There are many aspects of feminism in the context of the different movements with different dexterity and different vigour, different verve with different depths of understanding. Feminist poets are largely of the fair sex. Their attitudes differ in belligerence, power and passion of pulling down and punishing wrong doing. In feminism the protagonists have the strength of a theoretical understanding. The poignantly penned poems of seven very

  • The Nicholas Bracewell Series

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    The Nicholas Bracewell Series alternatively referred to as An Elizabethan Mystery is a series of detective mystery novels by Edward Marston. The first novel of the series was The Queen’s Head that was first published in 1988 to much critical acclaim to be followed by more than ten titles in the series. The lead character in the Nicholas Bracewell series is Nicholas Bracewell the bookholder of a popular theater company. Set in an alternative Shakespearean universe, the series of novels are a look

  • Louis And The Angels Analysis

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    Louis Armstrong and his band conducted by Sy Oliver Choral (CD Universe). The album was recorded in New York, New York and the record label was Universal Music LLC and the album was released in 1957 (CD Universe). It was released as a CD in 2001 by Verve label (CD Universe). The genre is jazz, specifically swing and ragtime. All the songs on this album have vocals, and all the songs are generally slow with Armstrong playing the trumpet and singing, and he is accompanied by several backup singers

  • The Greatest Showman

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    though “The Greatest Showman” offers a much more family-friendly vision (this film about the sleazy bottom rungs of the entertainment world is one you could easily take young children to), it conjures the spirit of Bob Fosse — his imperious snap and verve — in the sexy precision of its choreography, and in its vision of a lowly circus that titillates and thrills because it demonstrates that all the world’s a

  • Themes And Allusions In Keith Eisner's 'Blue Dot'

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    Keith Eisner’s “Blue Dot”, a short story about four people sharing an experience under the influence of drugs. The main characters name is never revealed but suggests it may be Eisner since the story is written in first person. One summer day in the city of Detroit, a couple ingest LSD and smoke marijuana with a roommate, while having a conversation with a weekend missionary. While under the influence of drugs, they shared a spiritual moment that changed their personal lives and spiritual beliefs

  • Rhetorical Devices In Wuthering Heights

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    Who better would reveal what happens in closed doors of families in 1800’s United Kingdom with great practice of language than one who had the skills and the experience to? As she, according to bio., Emily Bronte, lived from 1818 to 1848, in Yorkshire, United Kingdom, she wrote poems and novels under her and her sisters: Charlotte and Anne Bronte’s pseudonym “Ellis Bell”. In her only published novel, Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte authored the narration of two families: Earnshaws and Linton to cognizance

  • Film Analysis: The Boss Baby

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    “The Boss Baby” sounds like a killer concept for an animated caper to attract kids young and old. Hiring Alec Baldwin to lend his calmly melodious-with-a-whiff-of-malice intonations for a tiny tycoon? Right on the money—and kudos to the movie’s makers for sneaking in a “Glengarry Glen Ross” gag. Add a plotline that pits adorable tykes vs. cuddly puppies in a cuteness competition and what could go wrong? A lot, it seems. Much like any child, even a supposedly surefire nugget of an idea requires careful