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“TELL ME, O MUSE, of that ingenious hero who traveled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy.”. Invocation. “Men hold me formidable for guile in peace and war: this fame has gone abroad to the sky’s rim.”. Hubris.
“TELL ME, O MUSE, of that ingenious hero who traveled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy.”
“Men hold me formidable for guile in peace and war: this fame has gone abroad to the sky’s rim.”
Hear the loud alarum bells-Brazen bells!What a tale of terror, now, their turbulency tells!
“She’ll be not hit with Cupid’s arrow. She hath Dian’s wit.”
"They call for you: The general who became a slave; the slave who became a gladiator; the gladiator who defied an Emperor. Striking story."
O books who alone are liberal and free, who give to all who ask of you and enfranchise all who serve you faithfully!
“Those who don’t know any better come into our neighborhood scared. They think we’re dangerous. They think we will attack them with shiny knives. They are stupid people who are lost and got here by mistake”
“…and then as if he just heard the news himself, [Papa] crumples like a coat and cries…”
“A man surf-casting on a point of rock / for bass or mackerel, whipping his long rod / to drop the sinker and the bait far out, / will hook a fish and rip it from the surface / to dangle wriggling through the air; so these / were borne aloft in spasms toward the cliff,”
Street. Before that we lived on
Loomis on the third floor,
and before that we lived on
Keeler. Before Keeler it was
Paulina and before that I can’t
trees say when I sleep”
“When she lived at home, the things she looked at scolded her and made her feel sad and depressed”
“…the south wind, he who flies with dripping wings, his terrible aspect shrouded in pitch-black darkness,”
“…the Cyclops built a fire and milked his handsome ewes, all in due order, putting the sucklings to their mothers. Then, his chores being all dispatched, he caught another brace of men to make his breakfast, and whisked away his great doorslab to let his sheep go through…”
“An’ we could have a few pigs. I could build a smoke house…an’ when we kill a pig, we can smoke the bacon and the hams, and make sausage an’ al like that,” (57).
“…and hangs there motionless with a fixed expression, like a statue carved from Parian marble” (Bk. III: 402-436).
“But the man skilled in all ways contending, / satisfied by the great bow’s look and heft, / like a musician, like a harper, when / with quiet hand upon his instrument / he draws between his thumb and forefinger / a sweet new string upon a peg; so effortlessly / Odysseus strung the bow” (1255). (not epithet)
“And now the land and the sea are not distinct, all is the sea, the sea without a shore” (Bk. I: 274-292).
“The shade climbed up the hills toward the top. On the sand banks the rabbits sat as quietly as little gray sculptured stones. And then from the directions of the highway came the sound of footsteps on crisp sycamore leaves. The rabbits hurried noiselessly away.”
“They had walked in a single file down the path, and even in the open one stayed behind the other. Both were dressed in denim trousers and in denim coats with brass buttons. Both wore black, shapeless hats and both carried tight blanket rolls slung over their shoulders.”
“This morning he is going to walk down the front steps, wave his hand, and start on a great adventure that will probably include wars and tragedy and sorrow.”
“Coffee cups full/ left on the table/ in a radio station/ beside three corpses.”