EN 312 - Virgil's "The Fourth Eclogue" is a great...

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Virgil’s “The Fourth Eclogue” is a great poem which shares the same subject matter that has been covered in our course. It addresses the thoughts and feelings of some of the English poets in Italy we have studied, and hits upon the major themes of beauty and paradise. Virgil is able to do this by invoking the Muses and asking them to inspire him in order that he may give a correct representation of the words of the Sybil. He becomes a type of poet-prophet, and through his inspired words, he tells of how the world will change when a boy who is favored by the gods is born. In this changed world, he is able to hit on afore mentioned themes of our course. In the first line of “The Fourth Eclogue” Virgil invokes the Muses and asks them to inspire him to sing a serious song of what is to come of the world. Virgil subsequently sings of boy who will have all the favor of the gods on him. This boy himself will be seen as a god and a hero. For him, the earth will produce enough food for every country and there will be no more war. The world will become a paradise in which there will only be good. Virgil wants to be the prophet that is able to announce this to everyone, so that everyone may know the good news and what is to follow. He wants to be as well known as the
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