Heidegger sees this as the realization of the will to power, anotherNietzschean conception, which, conjoined with the eternal return,represents the exhaustion of the metaphysical tradition (Heidegger1991a, 199-203). For Heidegger, the will to power is the eternalrecurrence as becoming, and the permanence of becoming is theterminal moment of the metaphysics of presence. On this reading,becoming is the emerging and passing away of beings within and amongother beings instead of an emergence from being. Thus, for Heidegger,Nietzsche marks the end of metaphysical thinking but not a passagebeyond it, and therefore Heidegger sees him as the last metaphysicianin whom the oblivion of being is complete (Heidegger 1991a, 204-206;1991b, 199-203). Hope for a passage into non-metaphysical thinkinglies rather with Hölderlin, whose verses give voice to signsgranted by being in its withdrawal (Heidegger 1994 [1937–1938],115-118). While postmodernists owe much to Heidegger's reflections onthe non-presence of being and the de-realization of beings throughthe technological enframing, they sharply diverge from his reading ofNietzsche.
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English: Many great American writers such as Emerson, Thoreau, Wheatley, and Poe lived during this age. Their writings help to define American Literature and had a profound influence on the thinking of the day. Their use of language and the topics about which they wrote reflect many of the experiences, attitudes, values, and ideas of the people of their times.
The Life and Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
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C. Ask students to read the poem silently. List and ask students to look up definitions of any words that are unclear.
D. Read the poem aloud. Discuss it, with particular emphasis on rhyme scheme, heroic couplets, and use of metaphor.
E. Ask students to list different and old-fashioned words that provide clues about the time in which Wheatley lived. Discuss.
F. Distribute the "Poetry and Hymns Worksheet/Note Sheet."
G. Working in small groups, instruct students to complete the "Poetry and Hymn Worksheet/Note Sheet" for the Wheatley poem. Discuss.
H. Assign students another poem to analyze as homework, using another copy of the worksheet. Ask students to read and analyze the poem, research some biographical information about the poet, and list different and old-fashioned words that provide clues to when the authors lived. They should then complete the worksheet. Distribute poems and worksheets as necessary. Students may choose from the following poems:
Walden, of Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau.
"We must note Stecchini's remarks about Delphi as follows :38
whose name means 'the stone', was identified with an object, the omphalos, 'navel', which has been found. It consisted of an ovoidal stone. . . . The of was similar to the object which represented the the of . In 1966 I presented to the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America a paper in which I maintained that historical accounts, myths, and legends, and some monuments of indicate that the oracle was established there by the of the
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane.
"Bearing these books in mind (and I am sure they are there waiting underground like a time bomb for us), it is interesting to read this passage in 'The following shortly upon that previously quoted:
The sacred symbols of the cosmic elements were hid away hard by the secrets of ere he returned to Heaven, invoked a spell on them, and spake these words: . . . . . . (at this point there is a lacuna as the text is hopeless) . . . free from decay throughout eternity remain and incorrupt from time! Become unseeable, unfindable, for every one whose foot shall tread the plains of this land,
Thus spake he; and, laying spells on them by means of his own works, he shut them safe away in their own zones. And long enough the time has been since they were hid away.
In the treatise the highest objective of ignorant men searching for the truth
is described as: '(Men) will seek out. . . the inner nature of the holy spaces which no foot may tread, and will chase after them into the height, desiring to observe the nature of the motion of the
'These are as yet moderate things. For nothing more remains than Earth's remotest realms; nay,