In The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Mother, May I? (the children's game) is a symbol for good efforts by Ruth May and peaceful cultural relations between those who are displaced and locals by enjoying in something simple and fun. There is a deep analysis here. *wink wink*
Posted in The Poisonwood Bible
In The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, this children's game is a symbol for good efforts by Ruth May and peaceful cultural relations between those who are displaced and locals by enjoying in something simple and fun. There is a deep analysis here. *wink wink*
Posted in Mother May I?
Dagon, the deity the Philistines worshipped/prayed to, would fall apart, so the Philistines had to literally pick up the pieces and reassemble their god. Now, does that really make sense? If it is a god you can control and have to put back together, how is it above you? Samson saw this as silly and found his God to be true, steadfast, loving, forgiving, and powerful. Silly Philistines...
Posted in Samson
Hi there! So, usually the sound does not die away when a morendo is marked. Picture a child who is not sick dying (sorry for the sad mental image. hey, it's not real!). It's unnatural! Therefore, the sound is dramatic; it consistently moves from loud to soft and back again before ceasing entirely. The drama makes it seem like something very alive, but in actuality, it is a violent death. What happens if you want to die quietly? Decrescendos might be your new best friend. Don't put fancy Italian words where they don't belong. Happy living!
Posted in Dynamics (music)
To smite means to strike. The past tense of smite is smote. For example, Grandfather Jerome smote me with his cane after I stuck my tongue out at him. The past participle of smite is smitten, the same word as the adjective describing someone who is either infatuated or already in love. This connection makes perfect logical sense, as someone in love has been STRUCK by Cupid's arrow. Crazy, huh? He had smitten me, but I was smitten with Natasha. She was perfect... and has never smitten anyone, as far as I know. Phew! Must be a good person, right?
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