Anna Akhmatova

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  • Causes Of The Alamo

    sick on February 24th and at that point William Travis took over command. William Travis was a twenty six year old lawyer from Alabama, a colonel who led the army of Tejanos and American volunteers. He sent cannonball over when currier came from Santa Anna. He wrote a “Victory or Death,” letter on February 24, 1836. The letter expressed that no matter what that he was not going to surrender and was not going to accept defeat. The Alamo stood for Texas and was going to fight for Texas…

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  • Analysis Of Anna Akhmatova's To You In A Hundred Years

    As Anna Akhmatova is the Queen of Russian poetry, I found it most appropriate to pick the first poetic analysis to be of The Gray-Eyed King. Hardly anyone contests Akhmatova’s wide influence on all of poetry throughout Eastern Europe (and beyond); each of the Greats after her (Tsvetaeva, Pasternak, Mayakovsky, Brodsky) have cited her as an influence on their poems. In terms of poetic influence, I wish to then descend the poetic “family line.” While Akhmatova is clearly the poetic…

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  • Themes In 'Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner'

    focused on the sadness, horror, or other emotions that came with war, though some left ambiguity as to exactly how they felt. Four of the authors during this time, having different locations in various wars, were Anna Akhmatova, Randall Jarrell, Marco Vesovic, and W. B. Yeats. Akhmatova, a Russian, and Yeats, an Irishman, each encountered the turmoil caused by World War 1. However, Jarrell writes from an American standpoint about World War 2 and Vesovic, born in Montenegro, speaks about the Serb…

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  • Nikita Khrushchev: The Transformation Of Soviet Communism

    The events that took place subsequent to Joseph Stalin’s death in 1953 transformed the Soviet Communism and way of life in many different ways. Essentially, the transformation of Soviet life after the Thaw can be said to have undergone three phases: introduction of reforms during Khrushchev’s era, the Brezhnev stagnation, and Gorbachev reforms that ultimately led to the Soviet Union dissolving in 1991. When Nikita Khrushchev rose to power, he made significant reforms including policies of peace…

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  • Space Of Remembrance

    characteristic of melancholic approach to trauma. Instead, Rose emphasizes the need to begin inaugurated mourning in an attempt to mend the brokenness of social and political thought and reconciling it with actuality. Turning to a discussion of Anna Akhmatovas’ poem Requiem, which was a poem committed to memory I will observe inaugurated mourning in the public realm, which cannot occur in Athens, but in New…

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  • Socialist Realism In Anton Chekhov And Lev Tolstoy

    Although socialist realist literature was a continuation of the traditional realism in that it also depicted the same subjects, it was a cessation of the latter since it significantly different from the latter in terms of its form and functions. While the nineteenth century Russian realism, best represented by the works of Anton Chekhov and Lev Tolstoy, depicts life as it is and criticizes it, socialist realism depicts life as what the Bolsheviks – this point is especially important since they…

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  • Billy Collins Poetry

    I’m sure we’ve all heard of Billy Collins at some point and time; whether it was on NPR or an ad on the Internet, everyone probably has come across him at some point. Why I say this is because he’s become such a known poet, he has performed for Congress after 9/11, sold many copies of his published works, and been named “America’s first truly poet since Robert Frost” and to be named that, that mean’s he’s made it. There might be some confusion as to why Collins is so popular if someone hasn’t…

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