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Assonance is a resemblance in the sounds of words/syllables either between their vowels or between their consonants. However, assonance between consonants is called consonance in American usage; the two types are combined, as between the words six and switch, in which the vowels are identical, the consonants are similar but not identical. If there is repetition of the same vowel or some similar vowels in literary work in stressed syllables, this may be termed "vowel harmony" in poetry. A special case of assonance is rhyme, in which the endings of words are identical—as in fog and dog or history and mystery. Vocalic assonance is an important element in verse. Assonance occurs more in verse than in prose. English poetry is rich with examples of assonance: That solitude which suits abstruser musings on a proud round cloud in white high night His tender heir might bear his memory It occurs in prose: Soft language issued from their spitless lips as they swished in low circles round and round the field, winding hither and thither through the weeds.

The Willow-Wren was twittering his thin little song, hidden himself in the dark selvedge of the river bank. Hip hop relies on assonance: Some vodka that'll jumpstart my heart quicker than a shock when I get shocked at the hospital by the doctor when I'm not cooperating when I'm rocking the table when he's operating... Dead in the middle of little Italy little did we know that we riddled some middleman who didn't do diddly, it is heard in other forms of popular music: I must confess that in my quest I felt depressed and restless Dot my I's with eyebrow pencils, close my eyelids, hide my eyes. I'll be idle in my ideals. Think of nothing else but I Assonance is common in proverbs: The squeaky wheel gets the grease; the early bird catches the worm. This poetic device can be found in the first line of Homer's Iliad: Mênin áeide, theá, Pēlēïádeō Akhilêos. Another example is Dies irae: dies illa Solvet sæclum in favilla, Teste David cum Sibylla. In Dante's Divine Comedy there are some stanzas with such repetition.

Così l’animo mio, ch’ancor fuggiva, si volse a retro a rimirar lo passo che non lasciò già mai persona viva. In the following strophe from Hart Crane's "To Brooklyn Bridge" there is the vowel in many stressed syllables. How many dawns, chill from his rippling rest The seagull’s wings shall dip and pivot him, Shedding white rings of tumult, building high Over the chained bay waters Liberty—All rhymes in a strophe can be linked by vowel harmony into one assonance; such stanzas can be found in Italian or Portuguese poetry, in works by Giambattista Marino and Luís Vaz de Camões: Giunto a quel passo il giovinetto Alcide, che fa capo al camin di nostra vita, trovò dubbio e sospeso infra due guide una via, che’ due strade era partita. Facile e piana la sinistra ei vide, di delizie e piacer tutta fiorita; this is ottava rima, a popular form in Renaissance, used in the first place in long epic poems. As armas e os barões assinalados, Que da ocidental praia Lusitana, Por mares nunca de antes navegados, Passaram ainda além da Taprobana, Em perigos e guerras esforçados, Mais do que prometia a força humana, E entre gente remota edificaram Novo Reino, que tanto sublimaram.

Vowel harmony is found in Polish poetry. Alliteration Literary consonance Assonance, American Rhetoric: Rhetorical Figures in Sound Assonance, Modern & Contemporary American Poetry, University of Pennsylvania Definition of Assonance, Elements of Poetry, VirtuaLit Kazimierz Wóycicki, Forma dźwiękowa prozy polskiej i wiersza polskiego, Warszawa 1960. Roman Jakobson, Jennifer Rowsell, Kate Pahl, The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies, p. 427. Jan Mukařovský, John Odmark, Language and Meaning, p. 27. Examples of assonance in poetry. Examples and definition of assonance. Katarzyna Lesiak, Estetyka dźwięku, czyli instrumentacja dźwiękowa oraz jej praktyczna realizacja w poezji epickiej mistrzów łacińskiego heksametru: Lukrecjusza, Wergiliusza i Owidiusza, Katowice 2007

Marvin Haskin

Marvin Haskin was a physician and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Hahnemann University for a total of 22 years. He was an author and researcher in the field of radiological medicine, his work with Dr. J. George Teplick on the medical textbook Roentgenologic Diagnosis is considered to be one of the seminal works on radiological medicine. Haskin graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia, received a BA from Temple University in 1951, he earned his medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine in 1955 and was inducted into AOA, the National Medical Honor Society, in his junior year. He completed his internship in Diagnostic Radiology at Philadelphia General Hospital and served in the United States Air Force as Chief of Radiology at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, he was a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology in 1961. From 1961 to 1969, Haskin served as the Chief of Diagnostic Radiology at Philadelphia General Hospital, he was an Associate Radiologist at Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital in Philadelphia, as well as Research Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Hahnemann Hospital.

From 1969 until 1991 he was Chairman of Diagnostic Radiology at Hahnemann University. Haskin was a pioneer in the development and use of computer transmission of image and medical information systems and was responsible for bringing the CT scanner to Hahnemann, the first in Philadelphia. Dr. Haskin is the author or editor of fifteen books, including: Roentgenologic Diagnosis Surgical Radiology Haskin published nine book chapters and 84 peer-reviewed papers in many scientific journals, presented over one hundred papers at national and international scientific meetings. Dr. Haskin was a founding member of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology, on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Digital Imaging, was appointed to the Executive Committee for the Medical Devices Standard Management Board, he was a reviewer for the American Journal of Roentgenology, the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of Digital Imaging. He was a member of numerous local and national medical societies, including the American Association of University Radiologists, the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, the New York Academy of Sciences.

He was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Radiology, the Philadelphia College of Physicians, a member of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Medicine

Murder of Seth Rich

The murder of Seth Rich occurred on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 4:20 a.m. in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D. C. Rich died more than ​1 1⁄2 hours after receiving two gunshot wounds to the back, he was murdered by unknown perpetrators for unknown reasons, but police suspected he had been the victim of an attempted robbery. The 27-year-old Rich was an employee of the Democratic National Committee, his murder spawned several right-wing conspiracy theories, including the false claim that Rich had been involved with the leaked DNC emails in 2016, contradicted by the law enforcement branches that investigated the murder, it was contradicted by the July 2018 indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence agents for hacking the e-mail accounts and networks of Democratic Party officials and by the U. S. intelligence community's conclusion the leaked DNC emails were part of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. Fact-checking websites like,, stated that the theories were false and unfounded.

The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post wrote that the promotion of these conspiracy theories was an example of fake news. Rich's parents condemned the conspiracy theorists and said that those individuals were exploiting their son's death for political gain, their spokesperson called the conspiracy theorists "disgusting sociopaths", they requested a retraction and apology from Fox News after the network promoted the conspiracy theory, sent a cease and desist letter to the investigator Fox News used. The investigator stated that he had no evidence to back up the claims which Fox News attributed to him. Fox News did not apologize or publicly explain what went wrong. In response, the Rich family sued Fox News in March 2018 for having engaged in "extreme and outrageous conduct" by fabricating the story defaming their son and thereby intentionally inflicting emotional distress on them; the judge dismissed the suit in August 2018, but the court of appeals allowed the case to proceed.

Rich grew up in a Jewish family in Nebraska. He volunteered for the Nebraska Democratic Party, interned for Senator Ben Nelson, was active in Jewish outreach, worked with the United States Census Bureau. In 2011, he graduated from Creighton University with a degree in political science, he moved to Washington, D. C. to work for pollster Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. In 2014, he began working for the Democratic National Committee as the voter expansion data director. One of his tasks at the DNC was the development of a computer application to help voters locate polling stations. On Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 4:20 a.m. Rich was shot about a block from his apartment at the southwest corner of Flagler Place and W Street Northwest in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D. C. Earlier that night he had been at Lou's City Bar, a sports pub 1.8 miles from his apartment, in Columbia Heights, where he was a regular customer. He left when the bar was closing, at about 1:30 or 1:45 a.m. Police were alerted to gunfire at 4:20 a.m. by an automated gunfire locator.

Within one minute after the gun shots, police officers found Rich conscious with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a nearby hospital; that he was not shot in the head is seen as evidence against an "assassination". According to police, he died from two shots to the back and may have been killed in an attempted robbery. Residents noted. Rich's mother told, his hands were bruised, his knees are bruised, his face is bruised, yet he had two shots to his back, yet they never took anything... They didn't finish robbing him, they just took his life." The police told the family they had located a surveillance recording showing a glimpse of the legs of two people who could be the killers. On the day after the shooting, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued a statement mourning his loss and praising Rich's work to support voter rights. Two days after the shooting, Hillary Clinton spoke of his death during a speech advocating limiting the availability of guns. In September 2016, Rich's parents and girlfriend appeared on the syndicated television show Crime Watch Daily to speak about the murder case.

In October 2016, a plaque and bike rack outside the DNC headquarters were dedicated to Rich's memory. In February 2017, the Beth El Synagogue in Omaha named after Rich an existing scholarship that helps Jewish children attend summer camps; the Rich family accepted the pro bono public relations services of Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman in September 2016. The Rich family and Burkman held a joint press conference on the murder in November 2016. In January 2017, Burkman launched an advertising campaign in Northwest D. C. searching for information regarding Seth's death. This included billboard advertisements and canvassing with flyers. In late February, Burkman told media outlets he had a lead that the Russian government was involved in Rich's death, the Rich family distanced itself from Burkman. On March 19, 2017, Rich's brother, started a GoFundMe campaign to try to raise $200,000 for private investigation, public outreach activities, a reward fund; the Rich family was approached by Ed Butowsky, who recommended having Fox News contributor and former homicide detective Rod Wheeler investigate Seth's murder.

Butowsky said. The family gave Wheeler permission to investigate; when questioned by CNN, Butowsky denied involvement in the case, but admitted he

Sean Gregan

Sean Matthew Gregan is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder or centre back. He played in the Premier League for West Bromwich Albion, in the Football League with Preston North End and Darlington where he clocked up nearly 350 league appearances combined for both clubs, he played in the Football League with Leeds United and Oldham Athletic before moving into non-League football with Fleetwood Town, Kendal Town and Darlington. Gregan was born in North Yorkshire, he started his career with Darlington's youth system, before signing a professional contract on 20 January 1991. He played for them for five years before joining Preston North End, he was signed by Gary Peters on 29 November 1996 for £350,000. He captained Preston to the Second Division title. Gregan signed for newly promoted Premier League club West Bromwich Albion on 3 August 2002 on a four-year contract for a fee of £2 million. Pundit Rodney Marsh thought the signing uninspired, commented that it was "like putting lipstick on a pig".

Gregan made his debut against Manchester United at Old Trafford on 17 August 2002. He scored his first goal for the club in a 1–0 home win over Southampton on 14 September 2002, after goalkeeper Paul Jones failed to hold on to Gregan's 40-yard shot. Despite being a regular in the team, Gregan was unable to prevent the club's relegation from the Premier League. In 2003–04, he was instrumental in captaining the team to promotion back to the Premier League at the first attempt, before joining Leeds United in September 2004, his lack of first team football in the 2006–07 season saw Gregan sent on loan on 8 November 2006 to Oldham Athletic of League One until 1 January 2007. He scored three days on his debut, in a 4-3 win over Kettering Town in the FA Cup. Gregan left Leeds on 5 January 2007 after reaching an agreement over the remainder of his contract, signed a two-and-a-half-year contract at Oldham three days later, his performance in their 3–0 win away to Walsall on 22 September 2007 earned him a place in the League One Team of the Week.

He was released by Oldham manager Dave Penney after being deemed surplus to requirements on 12 May 2009. However, Penney had a change of heart after being impressed with the player's attitude and fitness levels, he was soon brought back to the club on a one-year contract, he was made captain of the team and remained a key feature in defence alongside Reuben Hazell. Oldham player-manager Paul Dickov stated in October 2010 that he would allow Gregan to leave the club, after he was unable to force his way into the team following an injury at the beginning of the 2010–11 season. Gregan joined Conference Premier club Fleetwood Town on 19 October 2010 on a three-month loan, he left Oldham on 6 January 2011 after having his contract terminated before signing for Fleetwood permanently. He was released at the end of 2010–11. Gregan signed for Northern Premier League Premier Division club Kendal Town on 10 August 2011, he made his debut three days when starting a 3–0 home win over Worksop Town. He suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon on his second appearance on 21 August 2011 against Matlock Town.

Gregan returned to Darlington on 4 June 2012 as a player-coach, as part of new manager Martin Gray's backroom staff. He was appointed as joint manager of Darlington, alongside Brian Atkinson, on 1 October 2017 for the rest of the 2017–18 season after Gray left for the club's National League North rivals York City. However, the two left the club four days without having taken charge of a match. With Atkinson being a director of the Martin Gray Football Academy, Football Association rules meant he was unable to hold the Darlington managerial position as the academy's owner was in charge at another club. Gregan turned down the offer of a six-month contract to take over as manager on his own, as he would have had to relinquish his own role the MGFA. Gregan joined Gray at York in December 2017 as a part-time defensive coach, he took up the full-time position of assistant manager in July 2018 but left the club on 19 August along with Gray. As of 5 October 2017 Preston North End Football League Second Division: 1999–2000Individual PFA Team of the Year: 1998–99 Second Division, 1999–2000 Second Division Oldham Athletic Player of the Year: 2009–10 Oldham Athletic Players' Player of the Year: 2009–10 Sean Gregan at Soccerbase

$100 Guitar Project

The $100 Guitar Project was started on October 20, 2010 when Nick Didkovsky and Chuck O'Meara bought a $100 electric guitar from Elderly Instruments. In 2 years and 30,000 miles of travel throughout the USA and Europe, the guitar passed through the hands of over 65 players, each of whom recorded a piece with it, signed it and passed it on to the next player; the result was a 2-CD album released on Bridge Records, Inc. in January 2013. 50 % of the album proceeds go to an organization fighting global poverty. The guitar has been identified as a FujiGen Gakki EJ-2; these guitars were made in Japan from 1962-65. Alex Skolnick, David Starobin, Elliott Sharp, Mike Keneally, Barry Cleveland, Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser, Mark Hitt, Keith Rowe, Nels Cline, Andy Aledort, Hillary Fielding, John Shiurba, Karl Evangelista, Phil Burk, Ray Kallas, Janet Feder, Thomas Dimuzio, Julia Miller, Chris Murphy, Chuck O'Meara, Marty Carlson, Shawn Persinger, Kai Niggemann, Steve MacLean, Ken Field, Roger Miller, Michael Bierylo, Bill Brovold, Larry Polansky, Biota Bill Sharp, Ava Mendoza, Amy Denio, Bruce Eisenbeil, Caroline Feldmeier, Colin Marston, David Linaburg, Hans Tammen, James Moore, Jesse Krakow, Jesse Kranzler, Joe Bouchard, Jon Diaz, Josh Lopes, Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, Marco Cappelli, Marco Oppedisano, Joe Berger, Mark Solomon, Mark Stewart, Mike Lerner, Nick Didkovsky, Rhys Chatham, Ron Anderson, Taylor Levine, Tom Marsan, Greg Anderson, Han-earl Park, Del Rey, Teisco Del Rey, Matt Wilson, Bruce Zeines, Toon Callier/Zwerm, Juan Parra, Wiek Hijmans.

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Adolphus von Dalberg

For secular homonyms, see the noble family Dalberg Adolphus von Dalberg was a German Benedictine Prince-Abbot of Fulda Abbey and founder of the former university in the same city — University of Fulda. Adolphus von Dalberg, born into a long-established noble family of southern Germany, after holding the office of provost at Celle in Hanover for some years, was elected Prince-Abbot of the Benedictine Fulda Abbey in 1724. Though he was not a bishop, Dalberg had quasi-episcopal jurisdiction on the territory belonging to the abbey and held a diocesan synod in 1729; this privilege of quasi-episcopal jurisdiction was granted to the abbots of Fulda by Pope Zachary in 751. Dalberg spared no pains to improve the Roman Catholic educational facilities of Fulda, its once famous school, which had suffered during the religious upheaval of the sixteenth century, had regained some of its ancient prestige by the united efforts of the Jesuits and Benedictines. Dalberg hoped to restore in all its splendour the ancient seat of learning which had made Fulda world-renowned during the Middle Ages.

With this end in view he founded a university at Fulda which came to be known after his own name as the Alma Adolphina. The faculties of philosophy and theology he formed by united the two existing schools of the Jesuits and the Benedictines. Pope Clement XII granted the charter of foundation on 1 July 1732, Emperor Charles VI, the charter of confirmation on 12 March 1733; the solemn inauguration of the university took place on 19 September 1733. Adolphus von Dalberg died on 3 November 1737 at Hammelburg in Lower Franconia, his foundation, the Adolphina, was however not destined to be of long duration. After the suppression of the Jesuit Order by Pope Clement XIV in 1773 the university came into the hands of the Benedictines, who were obliged to discontinue it in 1805, in consequence of the Napoleonic secularization of Fulda Abbey in 1802; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "Adolphus von Dalberg". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton