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  • Rainer Maria Rilke

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    Rainer Maria Rilke 	"Rose, o pure contradiction, desire to be no one’s sleep beneath so many lids." This was Rainer Maria Rilke’s self-composed epitaph, written before leukemia took his life on December 29, 1926. The rose was a symbol of love, beauty, and devotion in many of Rilke’s writings.With quotes such as this Rilke became known as one of the best poets of the 20th century. 	Rainer Maria Rilke was born on December 4, 1875 in Prague, which is now the capital of Czechoslovakia

  • Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke

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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

  • Rainer Maria Rilke Analysis

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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

  • Boris Pasternak's Life and Poetic Relationships

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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

  • 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

  • The Underworld, Logos, and the Poetic Imagination

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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

  • Aesthestic Modernism in Rainer Maria Rilke’s The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

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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

  • Nature and Humanity, a Comparison of Poems

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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

  • Graduation Speech: I Have No Regrets

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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

  • A Needed Ear

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    which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer. - Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet The Supernatural remains ambiguous to society. Accordingly, many of us do not know what to make of other individuals who claim the power to see into one’s future. Some chose to ignore, while some choose to believe.