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Poetry probably dates back to cavemen and the earliest shamans, who chronicled events in picture-stories. This cave painting in Lascaux, France, is thought to date from between and B. The advent of writing enabled scribes and bards from China, Mesopotamia, Persia, India, and Ancient Egypt to write down odes, Vedas, legends, and myths that had existed in their cultures for thousands of years.
Poetry itself probably dates back to cavemen and the earliest shamans, who chronicled events in picture-stories, symbols, songs, and tales to chronicle hunts and features of the land on which these people survived.
Poetry also took nomads into altered or supernatural realms. As language developed, oral storytellers traveled from place to place in order to recite new legends and tales.
Most likely, stanzaic verse began as a series of conscious pauses by oral storytellers during Modern poetry recitations. The narrator had to catch his breath and summon the next part of the tale! Poetry escalated during fertile creative times and in open societies like Ancient Greece.
Since then, people have depicted their inner and outer worlds — and the worlds of their peers, legends and civilizations — through hundreds or thousands of poetic forms. Like other types of art and musicthe evolution of poetry escalated during fertile creative times and in particularly open societies.
While the sonnet emerged during the Renaissance, free verse roared out of the early 19th century Victorian era. During that time, intellectuals and students felt more liberated, poetry salons sprung up in Paris and London, and poets yearned to break out of the box of rhymed, measured lines and stanzas.
Literary pictures of civilizations. Poets may have created, modified, or used poetic forms, but centuries later these same forms provide a snapshot of the civilizations from which they emerged.
The gorgeous lyrical love poems of Ancient Greece and Rome reflected cultures open to physical and emotional expression.
More than three dozen known forms took root in the Greek culture, including the odefable, lyric, and Anacreontic verse. So esteemed was poetry that three of the classic nine Muses inspire specific forms of poetry: Calliope epic poetryErato love poetryand Polyrhythmia sacred poetry.
In a culture that routinely mixed poetry, music, and the stage, two others are close cousins: Euterpe music and Melpomene tragedy. The canso stanza form, along with rondeau and trioletemerged from Provence so that medieval troubadours could give information to townspeople without tipping off Crusaders of the Holy Roman Empire.SECTION A Questions Page Modern prose or drama J B Priestley An Inspector Calls 1–2 4 Willy Russell Blood Brothers 3–4 5 Alan Bennett The History Boys 5–6 6 Dennis Kelly DNA 7–8 7 Simon Stephens The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 9–10 8.
Modern Poetry in Translation. The leading magazine of international poetry since , with a unique online archive and tri-annual print edition. This course considers some of the substantial early twentieth-century poetic voices in America.
Authors vary, but may include Moore, Frost, Eliot, Stevens, and Pound. We'll read the major poems by the most important poets in English in the 20th century, emphazinig especially the period between post-WWI disillusionment and early WW II .
T LIT Understanding Literature (5) VLPA Develops essential tools for close and informed reading of fiction, drama, and poetry. Considers how a text generates aesthetic pleasure, how it achieves moral or social impact.
Develops skills in literary analysis through reading literary texts, through. This course covers the body of modern poetry, its characteristic techniques, concerns, and major practitioners.
The authors discussed range from Yeats, Eliot, and Pound, to Stevens, Moore, Bishop, and Frost with additional lectures on the poetry of World War One, Imagism, and the Harlem Renaissance.
"The Anthology of Modern American Poetry is one of the few anthologies that covers such a diverse group of poets and styles. It allows students to see contemporary poets working in traditional forms and experimentation, and it showcases poets from a wide range of ethnicities, socio-economic groups, and American geographies.