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  • Poetry In Open Form
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    LITERATURE I. FICTION A. What fiction is Fiction (from the Latin fiction, "a shaping, a counterfeiting") is a name for stories not entirely factual, but at least partially shaped, made up, imagined. It is true that in some fiction, such as historical novel, a writer draws upon factual information in presenting scenes, events, and characters. But the factual information in a historical novel, unlike that in a history book, is of secondary importance. Fiction as we know it today is considered to b...
  • 5 Syllable Haiku
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    In Japan, short poems have a long history. The earliest Japanese poetry such as that of the Manyoshu, written in 759 A.D., includes stirring narrative, dramatic and short lyrical poems which scholars believe were originally written as part of the pre-Buddhist or early Shinto ceremonial rituals (Haiku). This anthology includes anonymous songs and prayers designed to celebrate and pacify the gods, prayers for safe voyages, formal eulogies on the death of an Emperor or Empress and courting, marriag...
  • Ferlinghetti's Poetry
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    Lawrence Ferlinghetti is an American poet best known as a leader of the beat movement of the 1950's. The beats were writers who condemned commercialism and middle-class American values. Ferlinghetti writes in colloquial free verse. His poetry describes the need to release literature and life from conformity and timidity. He believes drugs, Zen Buddhism, and emotional and physical love can open the soul to truth and beauty. Lawrence Ferlinghetti was born in Yonkers, New York, in 1919. After spend...
  • Plato To Exile Poets
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    Plato attacks poetry on two main fronts, claims to knowledge and as imitations. The poet as Plato knew him was a religious being, who was divinely inspired by the muse. It is therefore futile to attempt an analysis of the modern poet in comparison with the mythic poet. Instead, we must search our society to find a group which best resembles the mythic poet. And then, explore whether Plato's attacks still holds true against are new modern foe of philosophy, if any foe exist at all. The mythic poe...
  • 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 ...
  • Greatness Of Yates Poetry
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    Blackmur R.P., Form and Value in Modern Poetry, Doubleday, 1957. Justification This critique was first published as a journal article in The Southern Review, 1936 and later reprinted in the text entitled Form and Value in Modern Poetry. The author of the critique describes the meaning behind Yates poetry. He also describes Yates view of the world and explains how this influences the poetry and the response by many readers towards the work. Blackmur uses a comparison with other poets of the same ...
  • Five Centuries Of English Poetry
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    Blazing canon English poetry begins whenever we decide to say the modern English language begins, and it extends as far as we decide to say that the English language extends. Some people think that English poetry begins with the Anglo-Saxons. I don't, because I can't accept that there is any continuity between the traditions of Anglo-Saxon poetry and those established in English poetry by the time of, say, Shakespeare. And anyway, Anglo-Saxon is a different language, which has to be learned. Ang...
  • Poet's Methods Of Writing Poetry
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    The Poetry Defense (A modern form of Sydney's Defense of Poetry) [ The Lesson of Antiques ] My mother and I were in pursuit of a charming antique lamp suitable for my living quarters, when we came across the notorious Victoria N. Artifactus. She not only enlightened us on her passion for collecting antiques, but afforded us a piece of her mind's love by showing us the possessions that she held to be most precious. It was true; her possessions were those of a queen. She spoke freely and told my m...
  • Language Poetry And Oulipo
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    "69 Hidebound Opinions" By C.D. Wright Essay", 69 Hidebound Opinions" By C.D. Wright 69 Hidebound Opinions, Propositions, and Several Asides from a Manila Folder Concerning the Stuff of Poetry Every year the poem I most want to write, the poem that would in effect allow me to stop writing, changes shapes, changes direction. The poem never sleeps unless I do, for if I were to come upon it sleeping, I would net it. And that would be that, my splendid catch. 1 In my book poetry is a necessity of li...

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