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  • The Winged Victory ( Nike ) Of Samothrace

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    The Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace is a powerful statue built by the Greeks around 190 BC. She was discovered on the Island of Samothrace in the northern Aegean. This statue stands at 10.76 feet which is very tall for a woman. She stood on the bow of a ship, poised and ready for action. The sculpture procures the strength and beauty of a woman. The pose, constitution, and her make up all contribute to the works powerful statement. The Winged Victory of Samothrace is made with Parian marble

  • Essay on Winged Victory: The Nike of Samothrace

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    Winged Victory: The Nike of Samothrace The Nike of Samothrace (fig. 1) Charles Champoiseau uncovered pieces of masterfully worked Parian marble in April of 1863.1 On Samothraki, the island from which Poseidon is said to have watched the fall of Troy, these segments of stone came together to form four main sections: a torso, a headless bust, a section of drapery, and a wing.2 The sections were shaped to be assembled though the use of cantilevering and metal dowels, allowing

  • Speech : The Power Of Speech By George Washington

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    flowing in the sharp winds of the soon to be defeated. We were the underdogs and had to make an upset. We had a disadvantage in every way, but we can’t give up now. It was an inspiration for our people striving to the end and taste that warm flavor of victory. It pumped my heart with determination. I knew it was a time to win and couldn’t stop now. It was time to make a difference, it was time for an upset. It was inspiring words coming out of Washington’s mouth. Spitting words of Thomas Paine, motivating

  • Poem Analysis : ' Beowulf '

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    His plan was to bring victory back to Herot and defeat the monstrous Grendel. Many people have seen Beowulf’s strengths and he is the best choice for this battle. In his past victories, he had chased five great giants who were tangled up in chains from the earth, he swims in the darkness of night, searching for monsters and driving them out of the ocean

  • The Nike of Samothrace, the Hellenestic Mystery

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    The Nike of Samothrace is one of those mysteries. This sculpture’s past is hidden and not much is known about it. However, what is known about it is quite fascinating. The Nike of Samothrace is a Hellenistic sculpture of Nike, the Greek goddess of Victory. The Nike’s past describes how it affected it’s civilization and it’s importance in history. The Nike of Samothrace’s history is quite fascinating, it brings questions about how or why it was created. But truth be told, we don’t really know why or

  • Victory of the North

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    22 March 2013 Victory of the North There are many causes that led to the victory of the North, as well as many effects that follow their victory. Three important causes that led to the victory of the North are economic growth, secession, and the election of President Abraham Lincoln. Three important effects that followed the victory of the Northern States in the American Civil War are emancipation, a new financial system, and political freedom. The Civil War of America has been discussed as

  • The Symphony Of Beethoven Symphony

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    French in general. The victory at Vitoria therefore caused a universal sense of celebration and euphoria to spread throughout Vienna. Originally written for the panharmonicon, a large, automated organ capable of creating several different sound effects, Wellington’s “Victory” was changed for the orchestra. A friend of Beethoven’s, Johann Nepomuk Maelzle, an engineer best known for inventing the metronome, requested that he compose a piece that would commemorate the victory over Napoleon. Widely considered

  • Victory Motorcycles

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    Victory Motorcycle “Victory Motorcycles is a motorcycle manufacturer based in Spirit Lake, Iowa, United States, which began production of its vehicles in 1998. Its parent company, Polaris Industries, created the firm following the modern success of Harley-Davidson. Victory’s motorcycles are designed to compete directly with Harley Davidson and similar American-style motorcycle brands, with V-twin engines and touring, sport-touring, and cruiser configurations. The first Victory, the V92C, was

  • Victory Spirit

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    styles. In William Safire’s “A Spirit Reborn” he talks about the Gettysburg Address in comparison to 9/11 and he also analyzes the Gettysburg Address in more depth and has a specific purpose for writing his article. On the other hand in James Wood’s “Victory Speech” he talks about how President Obama flowed through different things, Wood also analyzes certain details of Obama’s speech, and offers some critique. “Now, as then, a national spirit rose from the ashes of destruction” (Safire 41). The Gettysburg

  • Victory Lap

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    Change can be seen as a form of transformation or conversion. A form of change can be seen in “Victory Lap” by George Saunders, a short story written in such a way that the events that are enrolling throughout the story are being processed and told through the minds of three main characters. Having the perspective of each character allows us, the readers to get a much greater understanding about them and to make a better character analysis. Having said that, this story is simply about a girl, Alison