Essays Tagged: "flicker"

Evaluate the effectiveness of diction as an adjunct to meaning in John Updike's 'Player Piano'.

he abrupt sound of air passing through the paper roll of a player piano. In the next line, the word flicker is a phonetic intensive, closely associated with word 'flame'. Since the 'flame' is a symbol ...

(3 pages) 81 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Assassination of JFK

The roar of the crowd . . . the flicker of an eight-millimeter movie camera . . .the wave, followed by the crack of gunfire . . . th ...

(8 pages) 117 0 3.4 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Howard Carter is not a tomb robber.

oorway before us... It was sometime before one could see, the hot air escaping caused the candle to flicker, but as soon as one's eyes became accustomed to the glimmer of light the interior of the cha ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

"Farewell to Manzanar" An essay on the book Farewell to Manzanar.

sn't loneliness I felt, or isolation; they were still within reach. Rather, it was the first, brief flicker of total separateness. It could have occurred anywhere we might have been living; I had reac ...

(2 pages) 197 4 4.2 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Deaf Culture versus Deaf Community

om/torsi/culture.html) of some examples of these differences:Deaf Hearingattention getting devices: flicker the lights, stomping feet, and throwing things "Hey!"party guests tend to congregate in the ...

(4 pages) 102 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Improving My English

ke to watch TV in Canada although I was crazy about TV shows and TV series in China. Looking at the flicker of pictures on the television screen, I only could guess what the actors were trying to expr ...

(2 pages) 74 4 3.6 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Assess the role of Ho Chi Minh on the growth of Vietnamese nationalism.

f the twentieth century. After thousands of years of social and political oppression, Ho provided a flicker of hope for the Vietnamese people and created a trigger for them to fight for freedom, justi ...

(7 pages) 61 1 2.6 Jul/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Assess the role of Ho Chi Minh on the growth of Vietnamese nationalism.

f the twentieth century. After thousands of years of social and political oppression, Ho provided a flicker of hope for the Vietnamese people and created a trigger for them to fight for freedom, justi ...

(7 pages) 82 1 4.5 Jul/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Bright Lights, Dim Drivers

heel of his car. Perhaps it is caused by the hypnotic pattern of thesiren's wail or the psychedelic flicker of the lights, but the Braker becomes a creature ofdeceleration that throws out conventional ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

How has the director made the opening sequence of "What Lies Beneath" effective?

ies Beneath). The director sets the scene underwater at the very beginning with words which seem to flicker in the water and then fade. This effective and useful technique grabs the audience's attenti ...

(7 pages) 12 0 3.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Frost at Midnight" by Coleridge

ld as well as memories, observations and aspirations.The catalyst for the reflective journey is the flickering blue flame in his fireplace, which reminds him of the superstition he used to believe in ... ol and reminisces about how he used to sit staring at the fireplace in hope that a blue flame would flicker hopefully causing a loved one, particularly his sister, to come visit him. This leads us to ...

(4 pages) 44 0 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Trigger Effect (movie review)

ar in this West Coast power-outage thriller. Telephones, broadcast signals, and all things electric flicker out in seven US states, but all 50 states become targets of writer/director David Koepp's so ...

(2 pages) 491 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

One Classic Dream

ve… Much as I do remember about my quiet and peaceful moments watching the stars glisten and flicker across the velvet curtains of the night, I have never been able to recall what happened afte ...

(4 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Significance of Fire on Familial Bonds

in memory of Hang’s father. She says, “I went outside...and lit a sparkler. I watched it flicker in my hand. With the money Aunt Tam had given me, I could buy myself a whole paper house of ... “unfulfilled promises”, that there is basically no point in hoping for change. The “flicker” of a “sparkler” represents a weak form of fire that is premature and lacking ...

(7 pages) 704 0 0.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature