Folk music is not so much a body of art as it is a process, an attitude, and a way of life; its distinguishing features lie not within the songs themselves, but in the relations of those songs to a folk culture.
What Clearhos saw there was the familiar Features of his Greek world far to the west: a Macedonian palace, Rhodian porticoes, coan funerary monuments, Athenian propylaea, Delian houses, Megarian bowls, Corinthin tiles, and Mediterranean amphorae. Traditionally Greek but cosmopolitan and eclectic this city provided a fitting home for the easternmost copy of the Delphic maxims.
But of good household Features her person was made, Nor by faction cry'd up nor of censure afraid, And her beauty was rather for use than parade.Matthew Prior
Anthropology has reached that point of development where the careful investigation of facts shakes our firm belief in the far-reaching theories that have been built up. The complexity of each phenomenon dawns on our minds, and makes us desirous of proceeding more cautiously. Heretofore we have seen the Features common to all human thoughtfranz boas
Our constitution, in short, is a judge-made constitution, and it bears on its face all the Features, good and bad, of judge-made law.a. v. dicey
The underlying physical laws necessary for the mathematical theory of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty is only that the exact application of these laws leads to equations much too complicated to be soluble. It therefore becomes desirable that approximate practical methods of applying quantum mechanics should be developed, which can lead to an explanation of the main Features of complex atomic systems without too much computation.paul dirac
One observed a number of discordant Features – a feminine sensibility, a delight in the absurd, a taste for exaggeration and melodrama, a very mature judgement and then some lack of human substance, some hereditary thinness in the blood that at times gave people who met him an odd feeling in the spine. He seemed almost indecently lacking in ordinariness.lytton strachey
...the Carnatic music system is arbitrary in principle, even though some Features may be conditioned by mathematical laws ....the only law of mathematics that Carnatic music adheres to is the law of doubling the frequency of the fundamental for the octave.