9-6-2007 - 9-6-2007IlliadRage goddess, sing the rage of...

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Unformatted text preview: 9-6-2007IlliadRage goddess, sing the rage of Peleus son Achilles,Murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses, Hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy souls, Great fighters souls, but made their bodies carrion, Feasts for the dogs and birds,And the will of Zeus was moving toward its end.Begin, Muse, when the two first broke and clashed, Agamemnon, lord of men, and brilliant Achilles.Poems lyrical Homer writes epic poetryStanzas Shakespeare 14 lines variety Romantic poetry poetry should be about self expression Themes love, rageContrast between romantic and epicPeleus Achilles fatherTries to find a conclusion between father and sonHero weird way to describe Achilles in this poem.Looks for the reaction where you awe at AchillesHomer states that this should be someone who you should be afraid of someone who is better than you. The term respect means equal where it does not work in this case. Homer gets rid of dramatic content keyword doomed from second lineAchaeans = Greeks fought against TrojansCountless losses of Achilles own people even though he is suppose to be the best of the...
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2011 for the course WRT 102 taught by Professor Frost during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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9-6-2007 - 9-6-2007IlliadRage goddess, sing the rage of...

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