Vedic Chant & Buddhist Chant The Vedic Chant of the Vedas (Srauta) has a echo sound to the music. The Vedas chant is repetitive in the recitation. Quick and precise in lyrics and certain tones of the music as well are quick and precise with certain crispness, sounding like the string of a guitar or the harps the Indian culture use as an instrument. The tone of the Indian Vedic Chant is light, yoga type, spiritual, with various instruments in the music. The Vedic Chant melody is light, upbeat, progressive, reflective, spirituality, all introduced in the music. The Vedic Chant of the Indian culture speaks to the soul even though it’s in a different language you feel if you are enlightened somehow even if you do not understand the lyrics. The Vedic Chant is of praising the gods, worshipping the gods, given them praise, and telling the gods of their love of them. The Flutes give the Vedic Chant airiness. The violins give the music a quick tone that lifts the spirit in order to want to be joyous, of dance, praise, and happiness that the gods are here to protect, provide and love them. The music is intrinsic and spellbinding. The instruments, tata vadya, harps, bamboo flutes, and the Reed instruments like the Shehnai, Nadaswaram, give the melodies a tone of pure joy with echoed repetitiveness that leads to feelings of going into a spell. The spirit is moved by the music into a state of glee, delight, and ecstasy. Listening to the Vedic Chant allowed me to drift into another place and I was easily in agreement that the Vedas had their methodology correct. The Vedic Chant does allow for the listener and the performer to go into a deep meditative state, connect on a spiritual realm, or embrace the other side. The effort the Indian culture in developing the recitation in the chant is heard in the chants. Different recitations are heard in various chants of the Vedic Chant. The music is clear and the pronunciations of the words are crisp, as expressed by the
teachings of a loving Messiah was through music, in simple chant.
The title Antiphon at First Vespers, the Finding of the Holy Cross is very revealing of its liturgical use in the Office, 8 services performed daily at designated times. The differing prayer services were every 3 hours and were particularly important to the Monasteries and Convents in which they were performed for several hours daily along with mass. An Antiphon is a chant sung before and after a psalm quite simply. The First Vespers….
Research & Literature
“The Secretary’s Chant,” by Margie Piercy explains the feeling of dehumanization for women in the workforce. I liked how the poem sounds like a machine is talking because it further expresses a secretary’s feelings of being an object rather than a person. The poem was written in 1936 when many women had secretary or desk jobs, so I am sure many women could relate to it. Piercy used humor well to describe a somewhat depressing time for women. While….
The Secretary Chant
In life there are things that can take over how to live life and how to be as a person. Take for instance the poem “The secretary chant” by Marge Piercy tells about the dehumanization of a woman in a business role. The secretary no longer sees herself as a woman but rather a collection of office supplies.
In the beginning she compares her hips to a desk, this indicates that not only does her life revolve around her job but also physically she is being taken over as well….
Poetry Analysis #4 – 2/15/13
Title: The Secretary Chant
Author: Marge Piercy, 1973
“The Secretary Chant,” by Marge Piercy is about a female creating a vision of how she has lost her personal identity to her job. She uses metaphors to allow the reader to envision a woman who is living her life through her career. Piercy also uses paradox, personification, and the pun to bring the character alive. With the use of metaphors, both implied and explicit, the reader can deeply empathize the central….
In the poem “The Secretary Chant” by Margie Piercy, a woman working as a secretary is depicted as undervalued and unappreciated by her employer. With this poem being written in 1936, the idea of women in the workplace was fairly new. Women were not given equal treatment as employees and were in the beginning stages of their fight for equality. The year the poem was written most certainly plays an integral role in the poem’s tone, structure, diction, and theme. Throughout the poem, it is obvious that….
25 March 2013
Ms. H. Hubbard
Have you ever had a time when you talked to your siblings about sex? I remember the time when I talked to my older siblings about intercourse. I walked open minded to my siblings with thoughts coming from each and every direction. I would then ask my siblings why did they have sex before marriage before marriage. My brother responded saying the girls looked good and he couldn’t resist. My sister responded saying it was a….
Guardian of Truth and SanityBig Brother is the sole guardian of truth and sanity in a world of lies. Big Brother is watching you and brings victory for us all. When men are different from one another and do not live alone. To a time when truth exists and what is done cannot be undone. From the age of uniformity, from the age of solitude, from the age of Big Brother, from the age of double think greetings!
War is peace
We shall conquer our enemies
Eastasia and Eurasia
Ground them to ash
In my poem or “The Secretary Chant” was written by a poet named Marge Piercy, who was a whose family have gone through The Depression and also written 17 novels. The poem was at 1970s office, which a single woman, became her job. This is being led to see that she is a robot and was very old. I got this by interpreting the metaphors and connotation like onomatopoeia which is used to best describe the woman in the office as a job or a robot. Also the tone of the poem, which the stanzas did sound sad….
Gregorian Chant and Benedictine Monks
Our class visited the Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit, which is more commonly called the Monastery of the Holy Spirit on December 9, 2009. This monastery was founded in 1944 by a group of Cistercian monks, often referred to as Trappists, sent to Georgia from the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky.
The grounds of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit include slightly over 2,000 acres of land in a rapidly growing suburban area southeast of Atlanta. The Trappist….
Marge Piercy and John Updike write different types of literature, “The Secretary Chant” and “A&P” share similarities. The use of figures of speech in both pieces of literature allows the narrators to describe their job and workspace. The use of metaphors in “The Secretary Chant”, by Marge Piercy, and “A&P”, by John Updike, illustrate the monotonous environment and work the narrators dread.
The poem “The Secretary Chant” uses metaphors to describe how inhuman a secretary feels in the workplace. By….