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    Introduction Franz Kappus, a 19-year old student, wanted to solicit a career advice and a literary critique for the poems he had written (“Rainer Maria Rilke: Letters to a Young Poet” 1). Kappus solicited the advice and critique of Rainer Maria Rilke, a pioneer Austrian poet (“Rainer Maria Rilke: Letters to a Young Poet” 1). Rilke wrote ten letters in order to provide assistance to the needs of Kappus. These letters were in Rilke’s work, entitled, “Letters to a Young Poet.” There are numerous

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    René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke, famously known as Rainer Maria Rilke, was a Bohemian-Austrian poet. He was born on December 4, 1875 in Prague, Czech Republic and died on December 29, 1926 in Montreux, Switzerland. During his life, he consistently traveled around Europe and was highly influenced by notable beings such as German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud. In addition to writing over four hundred poems, most of them focus on simplicity and swaying

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    Rainer Maria Rilke once said, “There are so many things about which some old man ought to tell one while one is little; for when one is grown one would know them as a matter of course.” Rilke himself did not have the healthiest relationship with his parents as a child; his father was a failed military officer turned railway official, and his mother neglected him, too busy mourning for the loss of her firstborn, who lived only a week. At a young age, Rilke was sent to military school by his parents

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    his mother a former concert pianist, there was a considerable amount of influence that washed over him from his parent’s notable social life. Consisting of rich cultural surroundings and significant figures of the time, such as Leo Tolstoy and Rainer Maria Rilke, his parents’ social life is what initially inspired Pasternak to pursue a field in the fine arts. Initially beginning in music, he transitioned to philosophy, and finally, after suffering rejection at the hands of a lover, settled on literature

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    Close Reading of "The Panther"

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    The poem “The Panther” by Rainer Maria Rilke is written in the free verse form of poetry. As such, it is concerned with capturing images and delivering emotions (“Writing Free Verse"). The poet has chosen the length of each line purposefully, with the effect that a rhythm has been established despite the lack of rhyme. This rhythm has been created because the lines of the poem resemble the structural patterns of normal speech (“Writing Free Verse"). The flow that this grants the poem becomes evident

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    originated and were most violently felt. There is perhaps no work that more effectively addresses the challenges faced by the artist in modernity than Rainer Maria Rilke’s 1910 classic, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. Rilke accomplishes this through an embedded discourse with the work of Charles Baudelaire and Georg Simmel. In particular, Rilke draws heavily from Baudelaire’s seminal work of criticism, “The Painter of Modern Life,” in formulating Malte’s goal in writing his Notebooks: to transfigure

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    Black Swan Green Poem

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    “Letters to a Young Poet” by Rainer Maria and “Black Swan Green” by David Mitchell are similar stories in which two poets seek out advice from experienced people in the poetry community. The advice that the poets receive, refer to the need of having an individual perspective rather than having a multitude of perspectives from numerous outside opinions. This leads to a creation of a central idea within both passages that develop further into the conclusion of the advice both poets receive. The advice

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    death has changed dramatically since Homer, especially in the hands of more modern poets like Rilke and Gregory Orr, who, in their handling of the Orpheus and Alcestis myths, treat death as desirable, even more fulfilling than life. In the earlier Greek versions of the Orpheus myth, Eurydice reacts with despair when she loses her only chance to return to the realm of the living. In the modern poetry of Rilke and Orr, however, Eurydice does not want to leave the Underworld. Indeed, returning to life

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    because nature's inhabitants and humans share a mutual respect and understanding for each other, or they clash because humans attempt to control and force their ways of life on nature. The poems, "The Bull Moose" by Alden Nowlan, "The Panther" by Rainer Maria Rilke, "Walking the Dog" by Howard Nemerov, and "The Fish" by Elizabeth Bishop, describe what happens when humans and nature come together. I believe that when humans and nature come together they either clash and conflict because individuals destroy

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    that that is done with, I would like to start out with a quote. "As people used to be wrong about the motion of the sun, so they are still wrong about the motion of the future. The future stands still, it is we who move in infinite space." (Rainer Maria Rilke, German poet). Webster's dictionary describes commencement as a beginning. Perhaps many of you believed that commencement was an ending. So instead of today being an ending, it is a day to celebrate a new beginning. But the big question is

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