So today, I am pretty sure Ms. Boyd gave us same assignment, we learned about Transcendental poems like 'Much Madness is divinest Sense' by Emily Dickinson and 'Seize the Day' by Horace. I don't think other class has finished the assignment as well. Anyway, we had to analyze the poem and answer 10questions and find brief biography about those writers. Since this was individual work, I won't make you guys analyze here. But I am sure that lots of people finished their biography, so let's talk about it!
For me, I was astound that Horace was in war in Phillipi, war between Brutus and Mark Antony and Octavius. He was part of Brutus's army. And when his group defeated, he fled and he lost all the properties and estates. I was really excited to find this since we just finished our Julius Caesar and those names were very familiar with me! You guys are familiar with them, right? I wish you do
So was there anything interesting about their lives? If there was nothing, well, than put their birthday or death date or something.
Post by lukejoo1092 on Apr 15, 2013 7:10:09 GMT -5
while searching about emily dickinson, i kinda found it odd how she was very conservative and preferred to stay alone while most of the people in her family were all related to a big group in society. i'd expect that she'd resemble some of her family's characteristics but it seems that she was the complete opposite. but i guess there are always some exceptions everywhere.
en . I really like Dickinson's style. Whem I check something about her, and I saw a very special woman. Maybe she is a little bit solitary, she's mind also strange in that era. She write her thought to her poems. A box hide nearly thousands poems.
She didn't like to be around people and she was also very sick. One point in her life, she was so sick of other people that when she went to the hospital, the doctor had to check her health by looking at her passing the door.
Post by nadiraamalina on Apr 18, 2013 5:06:15 GMT -5
I found it both weird and awesome how she managed to be a very social person despite almost never leaving her home. She apparently sent a lot of letters to her friends, which was how she could have a wide network of friends. I feel like that kind of future would be a good one for me.
I was really surprised how Horace ran away during battle, i mean its good because otherwise we wouldnt be reading him now, but still in Rome everything was about Honor and loyalty. Horace just ran away as he realized they were losing battle, he basically coward out and baled his friends in the battle. You can understand his actions because no ones to die so thats why he ran away, but during that time everyone was all about honor, i guess Horace wasnt one of those people.
I first thought it was interesting that Horace was in Brutus' army. As you know, we learned the heck out of Julius Caesar for a long time and had a few tests. So, it was pretty interesting that Horrace was involved in the life of Brutus. Also, it was pretty shocking that Emily Dickinson locked herself and had a some sort of social phobia or something because she locked herself for a long time and barely made an eye contact with people or never.
One thing that was interesting was that Horace was in Brutus' army. It's because we read Julius Caesar, and we knew who Brutus was. Therefore, when I found out that Horace attended in the battle, I thought that it was pretty cool.
It was interesting for me to find out that Dickinson was a seriously, socially deprived person. Ms.Boyd told us how she didn't even let her doctor talk to her since she's a total recluse and mentally depressed due to various reasons. Her imitation of Dickinson kinda creeped me out. It was interesting that she expressed her feelings through writing and it's why her message and poem is so famous.