LETTER FROM A FRIEND
I am writing to say how much I care for you.
I want you to know me better.
When you awoke this morning.
I exploded a brilliant sunrise through your window.
Hoping to get attention.
But you didn't even notice.
Later, you were walking with friends.
I bathed you in warm sunshine and perfumed
the air with flowers.
Still you didn't notice me.
So I shouted to you in a thunderstorm, and painted
a beautiful rainbow. You didn't even look!
tonight, I spilled light on your face and sent a cool
breeze to refresh you. As you slept, over you and
shared your thoughts.
But you were unaware of my presence.
I hope you will talk me soon.
I love you very much.
Your friend, JESUS.
Russian formalism was an influential school of literary criticism in Russia from the 1910s to the 1930s. It includes the work of a number of highly influential Russian and Soviet scholars such as Viktor Shklovsky,Yuri Tynianov, Vladimir Propp, Boris Eichenbaum, Roman Jakobson, Boris Tomashevsky, Grigory Gukovsky who revolutionized literary criticism between 1914 and the 1930s by establishing the specificity and autonomy of poetic language and literature. Russian formalism exerted a major influence on thinkers like Mikhail Bakhtin and Yuri Lotman, and on structuralism as a whole. The movement's members had a relevant influence on modern literary criticism, as it developed in the structuralist and post-structuralist periods. Under Stalin it became a pejorative term for elitist art.
A school of literary theory and analysis that emerged in Russia around 1915, devoting itself to the study of literariness, i.e. the sum of 'devices' that distinguish literary language from ordinary language. In...
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