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Programmatically Analyzing the 2015 Presidential Debates: Trump most narcissistic, Rubio speaks fastest

“A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in.”
– H.L.
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Only the climate change scientists are interested in evidence. The rest is politics

Medimorec & Pennycook (2015) analyzed the language used in two prominent reports regarding climate change. Climate change is not a subject of scientific debate anymore, but of political discourse. 411 more words


Lyric Analysis: Coldplay - Viva La Vida

There are a lot of different views on what Coldplay’s Viva La Vida is actually about. I was in year 11 when the song came out and I remember being mesmerised about it from the start. 514 more words


Marxist Theory

Marxism idealises the world.
The aim of Marxism is to bring about a classless society, based on the common ownership of the means. Of production, distribution, and exchange. 214 more words

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Close Reading

By close reading we can analyse what works in a text, and why. We can look at the canon of literature and look at the tricks and techniques, and how things are done with dialogue. 33 more words


Visualizing ‘The Star’

While Mozart is popularly believed to have originated the lullaby, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” the words to the famous cradle song were written by Jane Taylor, an English poet and novelist. 313 more words


Is Pop Music Cultural? Comparing Chinese and American Pop Lyrics Over the Last 15 Years

“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
      – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Purpose and Goals

As someone who has seen, firsthand, how different Chinese culture and conversation can be compared to the western world, I wanted to put this concept of the “universal language” of music to the test.

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