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“Song for St. Cecilia’s Day” Celebrates St. Cecilia, a Roman noble martyred circa AD 230. Her feast day is November 22. In addition to evangelizing and performing miracles, she was believed to have invented the organ, a musical instrument whose power and versatility was beyond comparison She is the patron saint of music and musicians This poem was set to music by G. B. Draghi and G. F. Handel Common theme of the Enlightenment was Harmony Dryden combines the ideas of passion and harmony What is “the music of the spheres”? Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
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Unformatted text preview: • One of the most frequently quoted authors in the English language • Educated primarily at home by Catholic priests. • Fluent in English, Greek, Latin, French, and Italian • At the age of twelve, he produced some of his first poetry, complete translations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey • Essay on Criticism • Paired lines of rhymed iambic pentameter such as those used in this poem are known as heroic couplets. • Most of the wisdom in the couplets is really from old Greek and Roman authors • Discuss the wisdom and common sense in the lines...
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