Billie Holiday

Compare and contrast two of Seamus Heaney’s sonnets, ‘The Forge’ and ‘Strange Fruit’
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The Forge is a descriptive poem in which Heaney celebrates local craftsmanship, explores cultural roots, and discusses social history. The forge described in the poem in one that the poet passed every day on his way to school. Using the smith, an ordinary person, as a metaphor of himself, Heaney celebrates artists in the community, as well as the creation, beauty and perfection in art. The central idea, however, appears to be the mystery and sacredness of this creative process.…...
Billie Holiday
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Hammond was responsible for getting Billie Holiday to record with an up and coming musician band leader Benny Goodman. They recorded many tracks together like Billie’s first “Your Mother’s Son-In-Law” and “Riffin’ the Scotch. In 1935, Holiday’s singing career got a big push when she landed a recording contract after singing some popular hits like “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” and “Miss Brown to You. ” She recorded numerous master tracks that ultimately became the foundation of early American…...
Billie Holiday & Misuse of Drugs
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Billie Holiday was born Eleanora Fagan, on April 7, 1915 to a thirteen year old mother and a fifteen year old jazz guitarist, father. After a difficult early childhood, which included scrubbing floors at a brothel and singing in night clubs to make ends meet she was ‘discovered’ by the record producer John Hammond in around 1932. In 1933 she made her first recording of a song called ‘Your Mother's Son-In-Law’ and her career took off. Billie started leisurely use…...
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