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Analysis and comments on Cantico del Sole by Ezra Pound

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Comment 4 of 60, added on December 23rd, 2010 at 8:36 PM.
Cantico del Sole

Nunc Di·mit·tis   /ˈnʌŋk
dɪˈmɪtɪs, ˈnʊŋk/ Show Spelled
[nuhngk di-mit-is, noongk] Show IPA

–noun
1. ( italics ) the canticle beginning with the words of Simeon, in Luke
2:29–32, “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.” The thought
of what America would be like
If the Classics had a wide circulation...
Oh well!
It troubles my sleep.
A Cantico to the Sun God?


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Comment 3 of 60, added on December 1st, 2005 at 9:07 PM.

I agree with the other comments, especially my friend from across the pond.
However, there is a particular "American Project" at work in Pound's
understanding of the cultural "loss" of the classics. It is afterall
America that breeds the troubled thought. By now (2005) this attitude is
global (from my perspective).

thrower from United States
Comment 2 of 60, added on June 20th, 2005 at 3:36 PM.

I do agree. But if you look at this poems is good example of how can
repetition, even literal, function in a poem. It doesn´t function most of
the time. This poems make me think in the repetitive chords of Lou Reed,
ja, ja

david from Argentina
Comment 1 of 60, added on June 20th, 2005 at 2:01 PM.

This poem was written to warn people that cultural values are being lost,
modernism was not meant for this but to revive the values of poetry.

sally from United Kingdom

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: Cantico del Sole
Added: Apr 1 2005
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