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    How Does Catullus Poem 64

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    Poem 64 is one of Catullus most ambitious and complex works. The mini-epic comprises of 408 lines, making it the longest poem of all Catullus works. The poem is written in the dactylic hexameter, the traditional meter of epic poetry. The poem is further told through ekphrasis an ancient doctrine denoting any poetic or rhetorical description, including descriptions of landscape, buildings, battles, and storms. The focal point of this report will be on the content of poem 64 and how it, reflects Catullus

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    The Softer Side of Catullus Exposed in Poem 5 This paper begins by discussing Catullus’ genuine love of life as expressed in poem 5 and introduced in the first line. It considers poem 5 as rather less cynical than many of Catullus’ others, and therefore uniquely revealing. It then examines the first triad, which expresses defiance of convention, and the second, which expresses the brevity of life and the urgency of love. The enumeration of kisses is then discussed in particular detail with

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    Catullus Poem

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    Catullus Gaius Valerius Catullus was a latin poet of the late Roman Republic who wrote poems that conveyed intense and confronting emotions. Catullus was a technical master who wrote in a spectacular range of different verse patterns. Although Catullus was written by the latin poet himself, the version I came across with was the translation of Peter Green. Catullus’ poems are varied among imitations of Greek poets, comic verse, love poems and several more. The author’s poems do imitate Sappho’s

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    Catullus Poem Analysis

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    In the “Love Poems of Catullus”, Catullus illustrates his emotions through his poems. He shows his audience the love, hope, disillusionment, hate, and his despair throughout his poems. In the first few pages of Catullus’ love poems, he is filled with desire. For example, he opens his poems with his deep infatuation for his lover, Lesbia: “COME, Lesbia, let us live and love.” The author states that he has another lover, Quintia, but Lesbia shows that she is beautiful inside and outside: “Now, Lesbia

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    Catullus was a well know poet. His full name is Gaius Valerius Catullus. In Verona,Italy he was born 84 bce and he died 54 bce in Rome. He lived most of his life in Rome. His expressions of love and hatred are typically known for the most excellent lyric poetry of ancient Rome. In about twenty five of his poems he talks about his love for a woman that he calls Lesbia. Other poems written by him are often slanderous outbursts of disrespect or hatred for Julius Caesar and less important personages

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    Catullus Poetry Analysis

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    Catullus is a relatively famous poet of the late Roman Republic who was an instrumental figure in both Rome's history and the history of literature. His poems varied from antagonizing his enemies, to commenting on the current state of Rome, to even documenting various sexual exploits of himself and other influential figures all the while meticulously choosing his words in order to make the reader truly grasp his concepts and challenge the accepted tropes at the time. One of the topics within several

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    The Poetry Of Catullus

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    sake of creating a “word picture,” emphasizing the speaker’s feelings, or offering tangibility to the poem. By incorporating this idea onto works, the poet will have auspiciously written a superb poem. This theory may be applied to a few of Catullus’s poems specifically “Carmen 5”, “Carmen 8”, and “Carmen 85”. The meticulous choice of words and arrangement highlight the central focus of the poem, obliquely criticize traditional Roman law, manipulate the audience’s attitude, transmit the speaker’s

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    Feelings Associated with Love in Catullus and Lesbia' Poems Of Catullus’s poems, the Lesbia poems are the most memorable, particularly as they contain such a wide range of feelings and emotions. Whilst we do not know what order the poems were written in, it is tempting to arrange them in a progression from constant love, to confusion and despair and finally hatred. Poem 87 appears to be at the beginning of the relationship between Catullus and Lesbia. The symmetry of

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    used in Shakespeare’s assigned sonnets, Herrick’s “To the Virgins,” and Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress.” Although their images differ, what do all these poets seem to be saying about time? Be specific when referring to the poems. The imagery is very different, but all of the poems and poets seem to be saying time is important in life. In Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 he says, “And every fair from fair sometime declines,” when explaining the inevitable decline in appearance of his friend (Line 7). In Shakespeare’s

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    Shakespeare’s sonnets of 14 lines, are written in iambic pentameter, five metrical feet to a line, each foot having one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable, with three quatrains and rhymed couplet scheme of abab cdcd efef gg. Often the beginning of the third quatrain marks the line in which the mood turns, and the poet expresses a revelation or epiphany. Shakespeare in his unique way, wrote Sonnet 99 with fifteen lines, Sonnet 126 has six couplets and two blank lines marked with

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