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    The Old South and John Crowe Ransom Most remember it as a time of dashing young heroes on horseback, fair damsels in distress, and majestic castles hidden from the vulgarity of daily life by the cool shade of fragrant magnolia and honeysuckle. It was a time and place so far removed from today’s fast moving, billboard covered world that one could easily imagine that this lost civilization existed on some far off continent, or perhaps not at all. However, the fact remains that once upon a time

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    Poetry is a condensed form of language. It says very much in very few words. The ways that make possible this “linguistic economy” are many. Let us take John Crowe Ransom’s “Piazza Piece” for example and see the various ways in which the poet has managed to enrich his meaning. Here is the text of the poem: Piazza Piece --I am a gentleman in a dustcoat trying To make you hear. Your ears are soft and small And listen to an old man not at all; They want the young men’s whispering and sighing

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    "The most general thing to be said about John Crowe Ransom is that he is a dualist" (Buffington 1). He believed that man must be content with the duality of all things. A particular topic that ransom felt most comfortable was the duality of life and death. He described it as "the great subject of poetry, the most serious subject" (Brooks 1). In the elegy "Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter", John Crowe Ransom deals with vexation resulting from a pre-adolescent girl's vivacity in life in proportion

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    New Criticism of Cry, the Beloved Country

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    Young, R.V. The Old New Criticism and its Critics. First Things, issue 35. P38-34. August 1993. Formalism. www.cumber.edu/engl230/newcrit.htm The New Criticism. http://130.179.92.25/Arnason_DE/New_Criticism.html Discovering Authors. John Crowe Ransom. Gale Research Inc. 1996

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    An Annotation of John Crowe Ransom's Blue Girls Simply put, Blue Girls is about beauty. The poem focuses on the realization and truthfulness that beauty undoubtedly fades. The speaker appeals to young girls, warning them to not put all their hope in their beauty, but to still utilize it before it diminishes. Blue Girls By John Crowe Ransom Twirling your blue skirts, travelling the sward Under the towers of your seminary, Go listen to your teacher old and contrary Without believing

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    New Criticism

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    modernism. The New Critics wanted to avoid impressionistic criticism, which risked being shallow and arbitrary, and social/ historical (Marxist) approaches, which might easily be subsumed by other disciplines. They were given their name by John Crowe Ransom, who describes the new American formalists in his book The New Criticism (1941). The movement took its first inspirations from TS Eliot and IA Richards’ thoughts on criticism. The far-reaching influence of New Criticism stems less from theoretical

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    was runned by the American literary criticism in the 20th century. The name New Criticism applied to many Anglo-American writers that focused on critical attention on literature. According to Bedfordsmartins this movement was borrowed by the man John Crowe Ransom’s who wrote The New Criticism theory in 1941. Also another english writer named I.A. Richards that later on wrote books about Practical Criticism and The Meaning of Meaning. These books helped and provided the scientific approach and the

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    once embodied. However, different writers utilized contrasting literary styles to convey this message. For instance, Thomas Nelson Page utilizes a sentimentalist, romanticist style of writing, while John Crowe Ransom achieves aesthetic distance in his modernistic approach to writing. Both Page and Ransom were proponents of the antebellum southern way of life. They contrasted what had previously existed in the Old South through the depiction of grand estates and chivalric deeds against what now existed

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    US Intervention in Latin America

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    Tony Gilroy was chosen to write the script. Russell Crowe, Meg Ryan and David Morse were selected to star in “Proof of Life”. William Prochnau is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Before joining Vanity Fair, Prochnau was the Washington-bureau chief for The Seattle Times and a reporter at The Washington Post. “Adventures in the Ransom Trade” portrays Thomas Hargrove’s kidnap and ransom experience with the analysis of the K&R(Kidnap and Ransom) business from William Prochnau’s perception. Prochnau

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    Universal Love

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    is a universal concept that has survived through the ages. With time, though, it also has become more complicated. Although, the concept of love becomes more complex, the story remains the same. In the poem, 'Parting, Without a Sequel,'; by John Crowe Ransom, the story of love is almost over, and the reader becomes a part of it at the end of the affair. The poem begins with a woman finishing a letter, 'with characters venomous and hatefully curved,'; to be mailed to the man she once loved. This letter

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