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  • Georgian Book Of Poetry
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    WHY WE SHOULD READ POETRY WHY should one read Poetry That seems to me a good deal like asking: Why should one eat One eats because one has to, to support life, but every time one sits down to dinner one does not say, 'I must eat this meal so that I may not die. ' On the contrary, we eat because we are hungry, and so eating appears to us as a pleasant and desirable thing to do. The necessity for poetry is one of the most fundamental traits of the human race. But naturally we do not take that into...
  • Prophet And His Other Books Of Poetry
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    Kahlil Gibran Information on the Author Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), a poet, philosopher, and an artist was born in Lebanon, a land which has produced many prophets. The millions of Arabic speaking people, familiar with his writing consider him a genius of his age. However, his fame and influence was not limited to the Near East only, but far beyond these borders. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in the great capitals of...
  • Meaning Of Plato's Theories Through Poetry
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    I thought this reading was relatively difficult to follow. The first part went into explicit detail. This seemed unnecessary, because Havelock could have explained his logic with less detail. The second part was much easier to follow, but nonetheless was still relatively difficult. Again Havelock went into great detail when it was unnecessary. I generally agreed with Havelock's argument. Although, I found that I did not completely understand the reading until the final pages. These pages had som...
  • Surrealism In L S Poetry
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    Jay Paring Levine was born in Detroit, Michigan, and educated in local schools and at Wayne State University. He is now Professor of English at California State University in Fresno. Levine has periodically lived in Spain, a country whose people, landscape, and history remain a strong presence in his poems. A prolific poet, Levine has published collections at regular intervals since On the Edge appeared in 1963. His earliest poems were relatively formal in character, but Not This Pig (1968), his...
  • Different Roles Of Poetry
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    What Role Will Poetry Play In The Year 2000- And What Exactly Is Poetry Anyway! An artistic way of describing things... sounds nice. A persons effort to express himself through rhyme or not... interesting. rhyming lines... not always. Attractive verses... close. don t av a clue mate! ... Whilst trying to establish a definition for the word poetry as you can see from the answers to my questionnaire I came across interesting, amusing and clever descriptions. My own favourite definition sums up my ...
  • Black Context In The British Poetry
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    TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY BRITISH POETRY Knowledge of contemporary British poetry is of great importance when it comes to understanding the reigning trends of England. The 1970's saw a fair amount of polemic concerning the discontinuities of the national "traditions", most of it concerned with poetry, all of it vulnerable to a blunt totalizing which demonstrated the triumphant ability of "nation" to organize literary study and judgment -- as it does still, perhaps more than ever. It remains the cas...

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