Assignment 5

Assignment 5 - Assignment #5 In "The Horn,"...

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Assignment #5 In “The Horn,” Clellon Holmes interweaves metaphoric imagery throughout the story; specifically, Holmes describes the cutting contest between Walden Blue and Edgar Pool as a metaphorical race between the two musicians, all the while, constructing a dominant metaphor for the cyclical nature of music and musicians through Waldon Walden’s description of himself after the cutting contests. During the cutting contest between Walden and Edgar, Holmes uses prevailing imagery of a race to describe the two musicians as they try to beat each other to the “cut.” When Walden first takes the stage, Edgar acknowledges his presence, and quickly moves to “[cut] him to pieces.” However, as Walden establishes his presence on the saxophone, Edgar recognizes that the two are involved in a match of talents to see who the better musical presence of hour is. As the race to “the cut” tightens, so does the speed at which the musicians play, going from “six bar breaks [. . .] to tighten the time, and finally only four.”
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2008 for the course MUJZ 419m taught by Professor Mason during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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