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  1. Thread: Seamus Heaney

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    It's odd how that particular style seems to be...

    It's odd how that particular style seems to be common with alot of Irish poets, as though their shared heritage had influenced their approach to writing overall. It's almost philosophical.

    And...
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    You're right, perhaps "stupid" would be a more...

    You're right, perhaps "stupid" would be a more fitting word. Blind faith cannot exist without ignorance, after all.


    The battle over god is one of knowledge in that one's beliefs are what one...
  3. Thread: Thoreau

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    Yeah, people are way harsh on Thoreau. I admit I...

    Yeah, people are way harsh on Thoreau. I admit I had my qualms with Walden initially, but even then thought it unfair to discredit him with plagiarism. Thoreau writes from his own individual...
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    Any religious attitude other than agnosticism...

    Any religious attitude other than agnosticism just indicates a big, mad ego in the adherent. Human beings have neither the knowledge nor the ability to determine what exists and what doesn't. To put...
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    This is an anti-discriminatory poem which...

    This is an anti-discriminatory poem which outlines the equality of all humans as a common species. The numbers represent people. Consider that Hughes was of an ethnic minority. The number 2...
  6. Thread: Seamus Heaney

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    Agreed. It takes a talent to communicate messages...

    Agreed. It takes a talent to communicate messages to an audience, rather than presenting a profusion of underlying thoughts for them to decipher. What I like about Heaney is his ability to...
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    Literature is there for us to learn from. By...

    Literature is there for us to learn from. By reading different texts written by different authors, we are enabled to gain an extended insight into the human experience, and observe from a diverse...
  8. Yeats' "occult fascination" era poetry.

    Yeats' "occult fascination" era poetry.
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    Yeah, I think fans of Jane Eyre would be more...

    Yeah, I think fans of Jane Eyre would be more interested in reading similar authors (the Brontes; Austen; Hoffman), or novels written in a similar style, rather than texts that pertain to the book...
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    A person who "loves to read Aristotle, Socrates,...

    A person who "loves to read Aristotle, Socrates, Kant, Voltaire, Plato and Doetevsky" is surely going to have already read the Republic and some of the other books mentioned in this thread. Someone...
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    I was introduced recently, and upon reading but...

    I was introduced recently, and upon reading but one of his short stories am quite eager to look into his work.

    You can read Guts here :http://www.chuckpalahniuk.net/books/haunted/guts.php...
  12. Question/request regarding Yeats' mystic poetry

    Yeats had an interest in the occult from his early beginnings as a writer/poet. Has any of his poetry from the Hermatic Order era (pre-dating Mosada) been recorded for the present public to read? If...
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    I think Bronte's publishers wished for her to...

    I think Bronte's publishers wished for her to replace Joseph's lines with normal speech, but she insisted on leaving it phoenetical. Joseph's accent serves as a reminder of a cultural context that is...
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    I believe Heathcliff was intended as father of...

    I believe Heathcliff was intended as father of Linton for all the reasons mentioned in this thread. A secret affair such as Edgar's being father to Linton would undermine the relevancy of the main...
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    I think it's an automatic impulse for me to...

    I think it's an automatic impulse for me to personally analyse everything I read, and thus form my own interpretations on what the author might have been trying to say. I don't consider it...
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