The Discovery of Poetry

The author of five poetry collections, she was also a professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University. In this accessible field guide, Mayes invites readers to share her lifelong passion.

Author: Frances Mayes

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0156007622

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 494

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The author of Under the Tuscan Sun shares her passion for poetry in an intriguing handbook that takes readers inside the art of reading and writing poems, discussing basic terminology and writing techniques that range from texture and sound to rhyme and repetition, accompanied by a thought-provoking selection of poems that demonstrate the art of poetry. Original. 25,000 first printing.

The Discovery of Things

24 exchange — but about poetry . ... says that it is — 339b ) , and then asking : if the poet contradicts himself , is it a beautifully composed poem ?

Author: Wolfgang-Rainer Mann

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691221595

Category: Philosophy


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Aristotle's Categories can easily seem to be a statement of a naïve, pre-philosophical ontology, centered around ordinary items. Wolfgang-Rainer Mann argues that the treatise, in fact, presents a revolutionary metaphysical picture, one Aristotle arrives at by (implicitly) criticizing Plato and Plato's strange counterparts, the "Late-Learners" of the Sophist. As Mann shows, the Categories reflects Aristotle's discovery that ordinary items are things (objects with properties). Put most starkly, Mann contends that there were no things before Aristotle. The author's argument consists of two main elements. First, a careful investigation of Plato which aims to make sense of the odd-sounding suggestion that things do not show up as things in his ontology. Secondly, an exposition of the theoretical apparatus Aristotle introduces in the Categories--an exposition which shows how Plato's and the Late-Learners' metaphysical pictures cannot help but seem inadequate in light of that apparatus. In doing so, Mann reveals that Aristotle's conception of things--now so engrained in Western thought as to seem a natural expression of common sense--was really a hard-won philosophical achievement. Clear, subtle, and rigorously argued, The Discovery of Things will reshape our understanding of some of Aristotle's--and Plato's--most basic ideas.

The Discovery of the Mind

The fact that the Aitia is divided into four books may be connected with the Aristotelian theory that a work of poetry ought not to exceed a certain size.

Author: Bruno Snell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486242641

Category: Philosophy

Page: 323

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In this immensely erudite book, German classicist Bruno Snell traces the establishment of a rational view of the nature of man as evidenced in the literature of the Greeks- in the creations of epic and lyric poetry, and in the drama. Here are the crucial stages in the intellectual evolution of the Greek world: the Homeric world view, the rise of the individual in the early Greek lyric, myth and reality in Greek tragedy, Greek ethics, the origin of scientific thought, and Arcadia.

The Art of Poetry

THE DISCOVERY OF THE DIAMOND The discovery of the diamond is the golden recovery of the diamond. Shining in the dark for so long while waiting to be ...

Author: Josag Femi

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 9781631358067

Category: Poetry

Page: 234

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The Art of Poetry by Josag Femi is a collection of divine and inspirational poems drawn from the inspiration of the Holy Bible and observations of nature, humans, and circumstances of life. These poems are motivational and inspirational in nature, and are unforgettable.

Aristotle on the Art of Poetry

As for the species of Discovery, the first to be noted is (1) the least artistic form of it, of which the poets make most use through mere lack of invention ...

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473376823

Category: Philosophy

Page: 91

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This vintage book is Bertram Thomas’s 1932 travelogue, “Arabia Felix”. It is a factual account of his epic voyage across the vast southern desert of the Arabian Peninsula from 1930-3. A fascinating page-turner that chronicles a stunning achievement likely never to be attempted again, “Arabia Felix” would make for a worthy addition to any collection, and constitutes a must-read for lovers of exciting non-fiction. Contents include: “A Propitious Start and an Early Check”, “At Dhufar: Anarchy, Treachery, and Hospitality”, “Skull-Measuring and Devil-Dancing”, “In the Qara Mountains: ‘Ain ar Rizat”, “In the Qara Mountains, Ancient Survivals and the Blood Sacrifice”, “The Qara Mountains. Hyenas, Faith Cures and Circumcision”, etc. Bertram Sidney Thomas (1892–1950) was an English Arabist and the first person from the West to cross the Rub' al Khali. We are republishing this classic volume in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

The Discovery of Pictorial Composition

It is to that surprising , yet just and reasonable , elevation that the painter as much as the poet should carry his work ; if both want to arrive at that ...

Author: Thomas Puttfarken

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300081561

Category: Art

Page: 332

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In this illuminating book, art historian Thomas Puttfarken examines how pictorial composition and attitudes toward it changed between the early Renaissance and the beginning of the nineteenth century. Before 1600, a paintings overall composition was hardly ever discussed. As far as art theory and criticism were concerned, pictorial composition was a "discovery" of the seventeenth century, the author explains. In the first part of the book, Puttfarken investigates why pictorial composition did not figure in earlier accounts of the art. In Italy artists and patrons focused on large-scale wall paintings or altarpieces and on the presentation of life-size saints or protagonists whose physical proportions and interactions in narratives were considered more important than notions of overall effect or pictorial format. The second part of the book discusses the discovery of composition and Its consequences for both the theory and practice of painting, understood as the production of tableaux, or easel pictures. Puttfarken considers the effects on paintings of size, location, perspective, and relief, the relationship between ground and figures and between image and frame, and the different traditions defining Italian and Northern art. For readers with an interest in the theory and history of European art, this book is full of rich insights and fresh analyses.

The Discovery of the Ark of the Covenant

There are also evident the clear and unmistakeable signs of poetry, or of a chant. Lines 2 to 15 on the front No 1 side of the Tablet all end in a near ...

Author: Alan Wilson

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490786292

Category: History

Page: 474

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British history records that there were tow major migrations form the near east into Britain in antiquity. One was the fleet migration form Syria led by Albyne around 1560 BC, and the other was the second fleet migration from the Trojan Dardanelles areas in Western Turkey led by Brutus around 504 BC. Ancient alphabet inscriptions and other tangible and written records show that the second migration was that of the Ten Tribes of Israel. The same ancient Alphabet is found all the way along the British migration routes form Palestine, to Assyria, through Asia Minor to the Aegean and to Etruscan Italy and Rhaetian Switzerland. In Britain the Ten Tribes were known as the Khumry. This research began in 1976 some 31 years ago and it has met with nothing but opposition and obstruction. Around 1360 BC Moses has the fabulous box called the Ark of the Covenant made. This holy box was the national talisman of the Hebrew nation. It was revered as the place of the presence of the god Yahweh and the most holy thing belonging to the Hebrew nation. Aeries of events that included the Ark being seen as an invincible means of military success and in one disaster being captured by the Philistines ended when King David placed the Ark in the care of the family of Obed Edom, and he took the Ark to Jerusalem around 975 BC along with the family of Obed Edom, The next King was Solomon and he built a celebrated temple in Jerusalem to house the Ark, where annually the high priest entered the holy of holies chamber to serve the divine box. Nothing much is said of the Ark until c.790 BC the Judean King Ahaziah attached the Israelite King Jehoash and was totally defeated. The victorious Jehoash then went to Jerusalem where he took everything from the palace and everything from the temple, and he also took away the family of Obed Edom who are the family mentioned several times in the Bible as guardians of the Ark guardians of the Ark. Therefore, Jehoash removed the Ark from Jerusalem and took it north to Samaria. Nothing is said in the Biblical record of the Ark being anywhere near Jerusalem after this event in circa 790 BC. In 740-736 BC the Judean King Ahaz paid a huge bribe to the Assyrian Emperor Tiglathpilesar III to attack King Pekah of Ten Tribe Israel, and as a result Israel was totally crushed by the Assyrian army. A large number of Israelite nobles and leaders were immediately deported north to areas around Harran from where the patriarch Abraham has begun his migrations. In successive campaigns by the Assyrian emperors Shalmaneser IV, Sargon II, and Sennacherib great numbers of the Israelite nation were deported north and up into the areas north of Harran. In 702 BC Sennacherib recorded how he deported 200, 120 people in one mass exodus. The Assyrian records unmistakably and persistently call the Ten Tribes as the Khumry, It is a virtual certainty that these deported Ten Tribes took the Ark with them from Israel. Sennacherib was murdered by two of his sons in c. 687 BC and civil war Convulsed the Assyrian Empire and as the heir Esarhaddon fought the murders the massed Ten Tribes took the opportunity to move westwards across both the upper branches of the "Y" shaped Euphrates river as described in the Book of Esdras II. They moved slowly and unstoppably through Siasia Minor and the Greeks recorded their migration as that of the Kimmerio-Khumry. There is a record of the Khumry having the Ark with them on this journey from north of Assyria through Asia Minor and to the Dardanelles. Finally around 650 BC the nation split into tow and one half migrated to Italy whilst the other half remained in the areas around Byzantium until circa 504 BC when they gathered on the island of Lemnos before sailing to Britain in the fleets. An inscribed stone that was found on Lemnos in 1876 and now in the Athens museum that records this gathering and the intent to sail to Britain. Either the Ark was taken to Etrurian Italy in circa 650 BC or it remained near the Dardanelles until around 504 BC before being brought into Britain. The fact is that the Greal or Holy Greal is simply a record, and a comparison would be that the Bible, the Koran, the American Declaration of Independence, or the Two Tablets brought down the mountain by Moses, would all be greals. Britain is the land of the Holy Greal. The search was begun to locate the Ark in Britain and this proved to be relatively straightforward but technically different. The persistent ancient legend in the area north of Cardiff is that a great chest lies buried and this chest is guarded by two Cigfrangawr - Giant Ravens. It is not difficult to perceive that this great chest is the Ark that has two golden Cherubim- fearsome dragons figures. What emerged was that these had been a direct transfer of culture from Israel to Britain and all across the hills of South Wales there are gigantic mounds, and these huge mounds are named and set out in a pattern to mirror the pattern of the major stars in the heavens. Then there are several ancient tales that tell of the great plants moving on their orbits and being in conjunction with the main stars of the various constellations. The journeys of the planets- seen as moving and not fixed stars- are tracing out routes that can be followed around the Star t Mound Maps on the ground. In short our British ancestors left us clear records of where to go. The Ark is at a place where the giant mound marks the start Regulus in Leo the Lion, the Judean emblem. The ancient place name is The Enclosure of the Ark and the central area is The Place of Worship. The top of the large hillock has clearly been molded by the hand of man, and satellite photography showed spoil heaps tumbling down the slopes form a tunnel excavated horizontally to underground chambers. Five very ancient drainage systems of the type used in antiquity to drain and keeps chambers dry are clearly evident/ Amazingly the Above sea Levels readings of satellite photography proved absolutely that the top 60 feet of this low dome shaped hill is a man-made construction. This is unassailable, incontrovertible, and absolute scientific proof of the highest order. Ground penetrating radar and other methods shows at least two underground chambers, and deep reading g electronic metal detection identifies a large non-ferrous box of around four feet + long and two feet + wide. This is the precise size of the Ark of the Covenant. An approach has been made to the Welsh National Assembly and hopefully something positive will at last be done to restore Khumric British heritage, cultures, and history.

The Discovery of Poetry

Starting with words and images, this book hopes to help the student understand the importance of word choice and image-making, building a foundation as he or she learns about rhythm, voice, and structure.

Author: Frances Mayes

Publisher: Harvest Books

ISBN: 015517679X


Page: 583

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THE DISCOVERY OF POETRY introduces the art and craft of poetry. From an early tribal orison on the rising sun to a recent freeway lyric just out of the word processor, poems always reveal the writer's concerns, feelings, and values. Starting with words and images, this book hopes to help the student understand the importance of word choice and image-making, building a foundation as he or she learns about rhythm, voice, and structure. Questions and writing prompts help facilitate class discussion and a deeper thinking about poetry. The last chapter, "A Poet's Handbook," breaks down the creative process of the poet from creating images to revision. THE DISCOVERY OF POETRY will help facilitate a deeper appreciation and understanding of poetry.

The Discovery of the Child

Poetry must be born in the mind of the poet when he is not thinking either of reward or of himself ; and if he does win laurels , let him not grow vain .

Author: Maria Montessori

Publisher: Aakar Books

ISBN: 8187879238

Category: Education

Page: 372

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Maria Montessori (1870 1952), Italian Physician And Educationist, Born In Rome, The First Woman In Italy To Receive A Medical Degree (1894), She Founded A School For Children With Learning Disabilities (1899 1901), And Developed A System Of Education For Children Of Three To Six Based On Spontaneity Of Expression And Freedom From Restraint. The System Was Later Worked Out For Older Children, And Applied In Montessori Schools Throughout The World. She Opened The First Montessori School For Children In The Slums Of Rome In 1907.

Bode s Law and the Discovery of Juno

A more lighthearted piece was published in an 1835 suite of poetry by the English poet Thomas Hood (1799–1845). Entitled “The Comet: an Astronomical ...

Author: Clifford J. Cunningham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319328751

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Johann Bode developed a so-called law of planetary distances best known as Bode’s Law. The story of the discovery of Juno in 1804 by Karl Harding tells how Juno fit into that scheme and is examined as it relates to the philosopher Georg Hegel’s 1801 thesis that there could be no planets between Mars and Jupiter. By 1804 that gap was not only filled but had three residents: Ceres, Pallas and Juno! When Juno was discovered no one could have imagined its study would call into question Newton’s law of gravity, or be the impetus for developing the mathematics of the fast Fourier transform by Carl Gauss. Clifford Cunningham, a dedicated scholar, opens to scrutiny this critical moment of astronomical discovery, continuing the story of asteroid begun in earlier volumes of this series. The fascinating issues raised by the discovery of Juno take us on an extraordinary journey. The revelation of the existence of this new class of celestial bodies transformed our understanding of the Solar System, the implications of which are thoroughly discussed in terms of Romantic Era science, philosophy, poetry, mathematics and astronomy. The account given here is based on both English and foreign correspondence and scientific papers, most of which are translated for the first time.