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26/11/2022 Widely considered one of the greatest orations in American history, the Gettysburg Address was written and delivered by US President Abraham Lincoln in November 1863—the height of America’s Civil War. The short speech honored soldiers who died during the recent, pivotal Battle of Gettysburg, when Union forces turned back an invasion by the Confederate Army. The speech also called on US citizens to rededicate themselves to freedom and equality for all Americans. Lincoln made several copies of the speech during and after its writing; the Bliss version, considered the standard, is widely available and is the basis for this study guide. The address begins by noting that, 87 years earlier, the founders of the United States established a new country based on freedom and equality, but that the nation is now wracked by civil war, placing its survival in doubt. Lincoln states that it is appropriate to dedicate a new cemetery near the town of Gettysburg to the remains of soldiers who died there fighting for the US cause. This ceremony, however, cannot add much to the consecration of a battleground already supremely sanctified by the sacrifices of those who perished during the fighting. History will remember not the cemetery’s dedication ceremony, but the deeds of those men. Instead, the true cause of the people gathered there is to rededicate themselves to the great, unfinished work of America, which is to ensure freedom for all under a government controlled by its citizens.
25/11/2022 Sappho wrote “Fragment 31” centuries ago in her Greek homeland with the intention of performing her poetry as songs. Contemporary readers should therefore remember two important details. First, readers who do not read Greek experience Sappho’s poetry through the words of a translator who adds unique interpretations and impressions to Sappho’s original version. This study guide uses the Christopher Childers translation of “Fragment 31” which first appeared in Boston University’s literary magazine “AGNI” , volume 83. Second, Sappho intended for listeners to hear her poetry in the original Greek, not read it; however, this study guide refers to “readers” of the poem rather than listeners. Critics widely accept “Fragment 31” and other poems by Sappho as iconic examples of the lyric form. Poet Biography Sappho was a Greek poet who lived from 610-570 BCE. Sappho, known for her lyric poetry, wrote these poems as songs accompanied by the music of the lyre. Today, all her poetry, except for one 28-line poem, exists in fragments; Sappho’s complete works in their original form remain lost to the passage of time. According to historical records, Sappho is likely to have spent most of her life in a town called Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos. Few details abound about Sappho’s life, but ancient sources do indicate that she was born into a wealthy and aristocratic family and that she had three brothers. As well, Sappho was married to a man of wealth named Cercylas, and they had a daughter named Cleis. As her face appears on ancient Greek coins that have survived the passage of time, scholars also believe that Sappho was a great poet during her lifetime. Poem Text Sappho. “Fragment 31”. Translated by Chris Childers. 2016. “Literary Matters: The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers”. Summary At the start of the poem, the speaker notices a man who looks like “the gods’ equal” as he sits down “across from you”. As the speaker observes the man converse with her beloved, she experiences a series of intense emotions; as she listens to her beloved laugh and talk with the godlike man, she first feels passion for her beloved and then jealousy. These emotions manifest in a series of physical reactions that suggest that the speaker of the poem is experiencing a sense of isolation and despair while watching her beloved converse with the man. At the end of the poem, the speaker’s vitality ebbs, and she feels that death must be “very near”.
13/11/2022 Beowulf is an epic poem written in Old English by an anonymous author around 1000 AD. Although most of the poem was found intact, some of it was destroyed, probably burned in a fire.
03/10/2022 From childhood, we easily memorized poems that figuratively and vividly described events or phenomena. This was due to the rhyme, which introduces regularity and clarity of expression into the poems.
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04/05/2022 The book The State and Revolution was written by Vladimir Lenin, a communist revolutionary.
06/12/2021 Today, publishing houses are not so willing to publish books about architectural masterpieces, write even less about famous architects, while works about Soviet urban planning in the era of Stalinism are generally a rarity.
25/11/2021 Robert Creeley’s “For Love” (published in 1962 but written earlier), ostensibly addressed to Creeley’s wife Bobbie, starts with a simple premise: I have been thinking about what your love means to me. Through the tangled logic of his heart, however, the poet finally concedes that every stab at defining this emotional experience, itself asserted against a life that is otherwise empty and thin, full of pain and loneliness, in the end frustrates him. Given their grounding in the complexities of the emotions, poets since Petrarch in the 14th century have claimed special ownership of love and its tectonic impact. Creeley’s poem, however, reflects upon what happens when figurative language meets difficult reality: The experience of love—rich with contradictions, essential mysteries—evades language. The poem itself reflects Creeley’s mastery of the spare and austere minimalist language of Postmodernism; his quiet poetics, lines at once complex and elliptical, concise and chiseled, mark Creeley as a poet’s poet. He was prolific (more than 60 volumes of poetry across five decades), but his poems can seem intimidating to a lay reader. However, they have been studied (and imitated) now by three generations of poets and students of poetry, which makes Creeley one of the most influential American poets of the fin-de-millennium. Poet Biography Robert Creeley was born in 1926 in the picturesque town of Arlington just north of Boston. A car accident when he was two required removing his left eye. His father, a respected physician, died two years later. Creeley was raised by his mother, a nurse, who moved with Creeley and his older sister to the rural town of West Acton, about 10 miles west of Boston. The family struggled financially. A precocious reader early on, Creeley published his first poems and essays in his high school literary magazine. Matriculating at Harvard in 1943, he left college to serve in the American Field Services as an ambulance driver in the Burma theater of operations. His return to Harvard after the war was frustrating for Creeley—he felt his poetry was underappreciated by the faculty; he published a scattering of poems in prestigious literary journals and left Harvard without a degree. Eager to immerse himself in the exciting experimental poetry of the post-war, Creeley began what became a lifelong correspondence with Minimalist poet William Carlos Williams, who in turn directed Creeley to Charles Olson, whose concept of “projective verse” became instrumental in Creeley’s evolution. From his teaching post at Black Mountain College in North Carolina, Olson had published radical manifestos that theorized that the time was right for American poets to forsake inherited models of prosody and to shape a defiantly new kind of poetry whose very form would reflect the poet’s convictions and designs. The correspondence deepened into a friendship, and Olson offered Creeley a teaching post at Black Mountain College and an editorship of its avant-garde poetry review. For more than 30 years, Creeley would teach poetry at a variety of university posts, most notably at the State University of New York at Buffalo. During that time, he published poetry collections at the rate of nearly one per year. His poetry grew increasingly more restrained, more suggestive, his sense of tempo and line construction influenced as much by his embrace of the free verse lines pioneered by the Beats as by his intuitive perception of the complex metrics of hard bop jazz. Although many readers found his later poetry arcane and unapproachable, younger poets found his lines mystical and suggestive in ways that echoed Eastern concepts of simplicity and directness. Recognition of his impact and his influence mentoring young poets would come with the 1962 publication of his collected poems, which included “For Love”. His output only increased during the 1970s and the 1980s—indeed, he was awarded the 1999 Bollingen Prize, a sort of lifetime achievement award for poets presented annually by the faculty of Yale University. While serving as writer-in-residence at the prestigious Lannon Foundation in Marfa, Texas, a kind of think tank/retreat for artists, Creeley, a hard drinker and lifetime smoker, died in 2005 at the age of 78 from pulmonary distress. He was buried back home in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Arlington, Massachusetts, his simple marble marker offering quiet advice in his signature preciseness and clarity: “Look at the light of this hour”. Poem Text Creeley, Robert. “For Love”. 1962. “The Poetry Foundation”. The poem is dedicated to Bobbie Louise Hall, Creeley’s second wife, and is presumably addressed to her. The poem opens with a direct expression of intent: yesterday, the poet admits, he tried to speak of “it”, to write about the love between the two of them, that “sense above the others” (Lines 2-3) that means so much to the poet. For the poet, everything he knows “derives” from this emotion and from what it teaches him.
11/11/2021 Zoshchenko was born in 1895 in Ukraine and was a Soviet writer. He was a member of the Serapion Brothers literary group, whose members were strongly influenced by the works of science fiction writer and political satirist Yevgeny Zamyatin.
04/11/2021 Spending time at home, people actively begin to master new professions. The computer and the Internet make it possible to work from home in many specialties - for example, a programmer, designer, copywriter.
12/10/2021 IA Krylov wrote more than two hundred fables.
12/10/2021 In 1895 Ostrovsky wrote the play The Thunderstorm. Prior to that, the writer arranged for himself travels along the Volga in order to feel the way of life and customs of the inhabitants of local cities. It is noteworthy that serfdom was abolished only in 1861.
06/06/2021 A summary of Shakespeare’s play "As You Like It", a list of characters, information about the work - on this page .
30/10/2020 While the letter Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote while imprisoned in Birmingham had a specific purpose in the beginning, it ultimately touches on universal issues of freedom and inequality.
21/08/2020 Plato’s "Republic" defied classification for a long time: it’s a philosophical masterpiece, it’s a sharp political theory, it’s great literature. Although some inconsistencies, philosophical and otherwise, were subsequently discovered, there is no doubt that the " Republic " is a work of genius. Its central concern is the nature of justice. In a word, what is justice? From this general beginning, however, the book diverges on a broader level.
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