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Re: "Poetics" in the Goofball Name of This Blog. . .

(Mighty) Shelley said, in A Defence of Poetry:

…The life of Camillus, the death of Regulus; the expectation of the senators, in their godlike state, of the victorious Gauls; the refusal of the republic to make peace with Hannibal, after the battle of Cannae, were not the consequences of a refined calculation of the probable personal advantage to result from such a rhythm and order in the shows of life, to those who were at once the poets and the actors of these immortal dramas.

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Photo Challenge: Poetry's Ephemeral Light Lifts the Veil

Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.

Percy Shelley

Photo Challenge:  Ephemeral

Photography

What's Left?

It has been four and a half years since the coalition was formed. Doesn’t it seem a life time since the Liberal Democrats were actually remotely popular. 1,607 more words

Culture

Before the azure sister of spring

Before the azure sister of spring

I met a traveller from an antique land
With golden lips and stories of the future
He spoken of love outlasting weary fate… 138 more words

Poetry

Torture and Surveillance of the Gods: A Brilliant New Translation of 'Prometheus Bound'

“Few Gods or monsters in the teeming world of Greek mythology have ignited the Western imagination like Prometheus,” Joel Agee writes in the introduction to his new translation of… 708 more words

Books

Ozymandias

I have decided, in an effort to promote myself, that I should begin posting some of my sketches and artwork.  This piece was inspired by one of my favorite poems.  30 more words

Project 2: follow up

Once again, here are some examples (from previous writers in the class) of elements that we focused on in developing the second writing project, particularly in focusing on the forwarding of a literary text and the close reading its implications/complications as a way to support and extend your argument. 846 more words

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