Fahrenheit 451 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Jack Collins from AcademicEarth.org shares a video he produced explaining “in less than three minutes, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451“. Ray Bradbury, as explained in AcademicEarth.org, “wrote his dystopian classic Fahrenheit 451 at the height of McCarthyism and Cold War paranoia. In the novel, Guy Montag is employed as a fireman who burns books. The whole of American society has descended into a zombie-like stupor of instant gratification, and books are seen as challenging and disruptive relics, which must be destroyed at any cost.”
‘Fahrenheit 451’ pictogram movie poster (Photo credit: Viktor Hertz)
“The video highlights the major plot points, characters, and themes used in this cornerstone of modern literature,” says Jack Collins. It is enjoyable and with outstanding illustrations that keeps you watching it.
To watch the video, please visit this link, http://academicearth.org/electives/tldr-fahrenheit-451/, since I had problems posting it here. Hope you enjoy it and thanks to Jack Collins for sharing it.
A.R. Román de Hernádez
Ha sido un gran honor contar con la magnífica participación de talentosos poetas, que nos deleitaron con su cautivadora poesía, en la tercera entrega de Poesý 20/10™ Ed. 2012. Su perspicaz manipulación para con la letra escrita brindó a la palabra Raíces, la raíz de su inspiración para este año, una variedad de expresiones que nos llevaron a sentir el orgullo familiar, la declaración del yo y la femeneidad, gritos de guerra para con la historia y la cultura, nuestra génetica, apariencia física, el orgullo poético, y la sensualidad.
¡Clap, clap, clap! Le doy un fuerte aplauso a ellos que han dejado por siempre su raíz en Poesý 20/10™: Karimé Nabté, Bernice Sosa-Izquierdo, Mia Román, Marlyn Cruz-Centeno, Benigno Lorenzo y Víctor Lorenzo, Deborah Milagros y Maité Reyes, Enrique Jiménez y Zamanta de Jesús, Mara Mariposa y Susi de la Torre, Irma Zermeño y Pedro Manterola, y Jorge O. Torres.
A ustedes, mis queridos lectores, gracias por pasar por Mink y apoyar a Poesý 20/10™ Ed. 2012.
¡Hasta la próxima edición de Poesý 20/10™ Ed. 2012! Un abrazo fuerte y ahora me retiro para continuar con mi historia de fantasía “Ascensión Divina”.
A.R. de Hernández
This is a very interesting article on the history of the Olympics. I was in awe to know that Literature was part of my summer obsession and that Writers, Musicians and Artist were Olympians once. Enjoy and get inspired. http://m.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/07/remember-when-the-olympics-used-to-have-an-art-competition-no/260355/
Charles Dickens said “There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.”
This is what I found on Wikipedia about Contrast in literature, by the way very interesting:
In literature, an author writes contrast when he or she describes the difference(s) between two or more entities.
Contrast is the antonym of simile. In poetic compositions, it is common for poets to set out an elaborate contrast or elaborate simile as the argument. In Renaissance poetry, and particularly in sonnets, the contrast was similarly used as a poetic argument. In such verse, the entire poem argues that two seemingly alike or identical items are, in fact, quite separate and paradoxically different. These may take the form of ‘my love is unlike all other women’ or ‘I am unlike her other loves.’
If you are interested in using, or practicing, contrast in your poetry, you might like to read this article “Contrast as a Method of Developing Poetry”. At the end of it you will find an exercise. Enjoy!