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    William S. Burroughs

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    the cut and paste icons of their PCs, with which they cobbled lit crit phrases into gibberish. Thus, for the Associated Press, Naked Lunch "unleashed an underground world which defied narration" and was somehow written "without standard narrative prose." What does it say about the hegemony of realistic modes, and publishers' niches, that a book, first published in Paris almost 40 years ago, still poses such a threat to establishment arbiters that it must be continuously misrepresented. The

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    Although written over 600 years apart from each other, Ki no Tsurayuki’s fictionalized depiction of his rough voyage to Kyoto, Tosa Nikki, has many similar qualities to Matsuo Bashō’s Oku no Hosomichi. Their focus on nature and a general journey, whether or not there is a set goal, creates a similar progression in both accounts based on actual events. One main difference between these two accounts are the medium in which they travel: one by foot, the other by boat. In Tosa Nikki, the narrator, along

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    Even without knowledge of the history in Medieval Japan, one can easily learn that Kamakura era was right in the transition period of the government and that of worldviews among people. The warrior class was gradually and surely coming to power, only by looking into the literature works of the era. Perhaps Emperor Gotoba was one of the aristocrats who were threatened with declination of their status and culture, which could have been his motives to command of the anthology: Shinkokinshū. This power

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    Role of poetry of the Heian Period

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    The Heian period in Japan was from 794 to 1185. During this time, the imperial court was believed to be at its peak, when literature and poetry flourished. China was thought to be an exemplary model of culture and civilization, and Japan desired to break away to become its own powerful entity. Due to the steady decline of Chinese influence, Japan was able to establish its own native identity. Through literature, the Japanese elevated their status to challenge China. The first imperial anthology

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    To become poetry a piece of literature must have a certain social dislike to it, it might even be something that most people would look at and groan if they have to read it or be called poetry by educational standards. “I once asked a room of high-school kids to define poetry, and everyone just stared at me. One kid said the dictionary’s definition was “not prose.” In fact, many like to describe it by what it’s not. National Book Award finalist Patricia Smith says it’s “everything sentences can’t

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    Wordsworth's Poetry

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    The Romantic thinking was influenced by the ideas upon poet and poetry sustained by three of the greatest writers of the age: William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Percy Byshe Shelley. In the Preface of the second edition of Lyrical Ballads Wordworth sustained that the poet "is a man speaking to men- a man (it is true) endued with more sensibility, more enthusiasm and tenderness, who has greater knowledge of human nature, and more comprehensive soul, than are supposed to be the common

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    However, for the purpose of this confernece, ‘literature’ refers to works of art, of imagination and includes written texts as well as oral ones including such genres as epic, legend, myth, ballad, forms of oral poetry and folktale. In Africa, for instance, oral literature is highly regarded and seen as the precursor of the written form which borrows heavily from the resources of oral tradition. Consequently, we cannot discuss written African literature without

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    In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor lures in Fortunato, using Fortunato’s knowledge of wine as a catalyst, to his own death. Fortunato “prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine,” which suggests that he would go to great lengths in search of rare subjects (Poe 250). To, perhaps, the same “‘length’” Montresor would go for vengeance (250). Fortunato’s hubric nature serves as a vice in Montresor's malicious scheme. Given an amplitude of opportunities to recede from the plot

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    Japanese Literature

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    were not to be mentioned in Heian period literature, such as blood and gore. The illustration of the atrocities of war shows the increase in battles and wars of the period. This coincides with the European m... ... middle of paper ... ...rical poetry,” aside from tanka, chōka, and haikai (McCullough 558). Although the political power shifted and dominant warrior class did not put as much emphasis on the arts as members of the court, Japanese literature was still preserved because the people held

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    “from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething, / as if this earth in fast thick pants were breathing” (17-18), he is not claiming that the earth is breathing, but that the sound coming from the chasm was “as if …breathing.” If instead, like the prose, he had written “…as if this earth were breathing in fast thick pants,” the reader may have understood what sound was made, but the poem would have given up some of its eerie attributes. The removal of this device would have created a more concrete

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