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By Nikki Giovanni

A suite of 80 all new poems, Acolytes is exceptionally Nikki Giovanni, yet various. now not softened, yet extra encouraged by means of love, get together, thoughts or even nostalgia. She goals her intimate and sparing phrases at friends and family, the deaths of heroes and pals, favourite nutrients and sweet, nature, libraries, and theatre. yet in among, the deep and edgy moral sense that has outlined her for many years shines via while she writes approximately Rosa Parks, storm Katrina, and Emmett Till's disappearance, leaving without doubt that Nikki has no longer traded one process for one more, yet easily made room for either.

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The argument in support of astrology is wrapped in the language of a friendly exchange which cross reference the practice of conjectures based on the observation and the interpretation of signs with literary criticism and erudite allusions. 1454; first printed Venice 1476) a work that is praised because it had shown the light to a group of blind scholars (that is, ignorant of Greek language) but that is criticized for having indulged too much to the expectations of certain unnamed 31 De Rebus Caelestibus lib.

Also, they draw from the sky a disposition to knowledge and are apt to receive celestial things that glide into them because of direct contact. On this subject many things are told by those who are devoted to that sidereal discipline called dcTpoXoyia in Greek. 47 Pardo's irony about his own excursus on the astrological causes of poetry may be read as a response to the way these arguments were addressed in the context of Florence. Poet and literary critic, Cristoforo Landino (1424-1498) reacted to Lorenzo Valla's reductionist way of interpreting poetic works as historical documents.

277-278). However, I propose that these authors' work give evidence of two incommensurable modes of thinking concerning the nature of comparisons. In the third book {De Vita Coelitus Comparanda) of his treatise De Triplici Vita (first printed 1489), for example, Ficino used the verb comparare to describe not only the identification of occult analogies between macrocosm and microcosm, the stars and the sublunar world but also the process by which the human soul can find and obtain life from the stars and the natural world.

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