By Leonard Unger
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"America's Songs" tells the "stories at the back of" the main cherished renowned songs of the final century. all of us have songs that experience a distinct that means in our lives; listening to them inspires a distinct time or position. Little ask yourself that those distinctive songs became enduring classics. not anything brings the roarin '20s to sensible "Tea for 2" or "I'm simply Wild approximately Harry"; the good melancholy is evoked in all of its soreness and distress in songs like "Brother are you able to Spare a Dime?
El símbolo, el mito y el culto de Quetzalcóatl tienen un origen múltiple: el agua y l. a. tierra se unieron en un principio en l. a. imagen de l. a. fertilidad resumida en los angeles serpiente-jaguar; más tarde se agregó a ésta un elemento celeste —la lluvia, el agua que viene de las alturas— y nació el pájaro-serpiente; los pueblos teocráticos, finalmente, elevaron estas concepciones al ámbito de las deidades y terminaron representando a los angeles nube de los angeles lluvia, portadora, propiciadora de l. a. fertilidad, como una serpiente emplumada o quetzallicóatl.
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Vividly in this climactic chapter, Emerson makes clear the bent of his philosophy. It is not methodology, not logic, not systematic analysis or inquiry that concerns him; it is the creation of a pattern of thought and observation in reasonable harmony with certain accepted axioms of intuited belief. First, "We are born believing. " Second, morality and intellect are related in growth. "Every man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor.
I think now that the very finest and sweetest closes and falls are not in our metres, but in the measures of eloquence, which have greater variety and richness than verse. . " Such freedom he aimed for in his prose and poetry of the sea, and such sense of freedom enabled him in 1855 to hail Whitman's new scope and form. Yet there is a stronger controlling force for him, his youthful note-taking interest in pithy statements. As far back as 1820 we see his mood: "Have been of late reading patches of Barrow and Ben Jonson; and what the object —not curiosity?
But now when he asks how such men aid us, we see Emerson's surprising yet clearly characteristic point: "Each man seeks those of different quality from his own, and such as are good of their kind; that is, he seeks other men, and the otherest" Their service therefore is indirect, not by gift, but by representation, each "connected with some district of nature, whose agent and interpreter he is; as Linnaeus, of plants; Huber, of bees . . " "Every ship that comes to America got its chart from Columbus.
American Writers, Volume 2 by Leonard Unger