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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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