Hippie Dictionary: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1960s and by John Bassett Mccleary PDF

By John Bassett Mccleary

ISBN-10: 0307814335

ISBN-13: 9780307814333

Even if you lived during the sixties and seventies or simply want you had, this revised and multiplied variation of the Hippie Dictionary entertains up to it educates.

Cultural and political listings resembling "Age of Aquarius," "Ceasar Chavez," and "Black energy Movement," plus renowned words like "acid flashback," "get a grip," and "are you for real?" will remind you of ways progressive these two decades have been.

Although the hippie period spans twenty years starting with the approval of the contraception capsule in 1960 and finishing with the dying of John Lennon in 1980, it wasn't all approximately intercourse, medications, and rock'n' roll. those have been the early years of pro-ecology and anti-capitalist beliefs-beliefs which are simply as well timed as ever. So chill and journey out at the new entries in addition to the outdated, and detect why a few are dubbing the sixties and seventies "the highbrow renaissance of the 20 th century."

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Step 1. Pay Attention to New Words Pay attention to words and their meanings in your life. When you read or hear words that you don’t know, write them down and then look up their definition. Step 2. Look for Multiple Definitions When you do look up a word, don’t just read the first definition in the dictionary, read all the definitions. This is crucial because wordplay is based on messing around with multiple definitions. The Rapper’s Handbook Wordplay Step 3. Think About Words You Already Know Do this exercise: look around you wherever you are and make a list of the things you see.

Try to make sure your lines match up. 3. Breath Control Ever heard those beginner emcees who have to gasp for air between lines? There’s a reason you don’t hear Flow 105 Snoop Dogg doing that. He has breath control. Breath control is actually closely related to the stressed and unstressed syllable count. The important thing is to make sure your words are evenly spaced and aren’t too packed into the line. Unless you’re Tonedeff or Twista, you shouldn’t be putting 20 syllables in each line or you’re going to run out of breath.

Let’s say you’re writing a rap about how mad you are about the high price of gas. You could write something simple like this: Exxon Valdez Peak Oil Ethanol Alternative Energies OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) Carbon Dioxide Greenhouse Gases Global Warming 80 Gas prices sky high, fifty bucks to fill ‘er up, ‘cause rich men who own gas won’t ever give it up That’s not bad. But I can improve it by making it a lot more specific. Again, I’m going to need to do some research. The internet makes it really easy.

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