Sunday, April 5, 2015

BW14: April Alliteration




Welcome to April Alliteration and our author flavor of the month, C.S. Lewis.  April is National Poetry Month and there will be multiple events taking place over the month sponsored by the National Poetry Foundation.Check out their website for more information and different ways to celebrate the art of poetry.

Poetry can take many forms, from Acrostic to Sonnets to Ballads to Dirges to Free Verse to Odes to Couplets. A variety of rhythms and meter from Iambic to Alcaic to Blank Verse to Rhyme.  And the techniques are numerous from C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia Allegories to the Neologism of Lewis Carrol's Jabberwocky.

For the month of April, we'll be highlighting various poets and forms, as well as doing a readalong of C.S. Lewis Space Trilogy which includes Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra and That Hideous Strength.




C.S Lewis has written over 60 books about multiple subjects including literary history, literary criticism, theology, philosophy, biblical studies, sermons, essays, shorts stories, poetry as well as fantasy and science fiction.  He is best known for his Chronicles of Narnia which I read as a teen and again as an adult, getting different things out of them each time.  It's probably time for another reread, this time with my son and it will be interesting to see how he perceives them.  I also have Mere Christianity in my stacks.

Tyndale Seminary has created the C.S. Lewis Reading Room and made some of  C.S. Lewis's writing available online as well as the Online Books Page.


Join me this month is reading poetry, maybe trying your hand at creating your own poetry and reading C.S. Lewis.

 "Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become."  ~ C.S. Lewis

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History of the Medieval World - Chapter 17 Attila (pp 115 - 119)

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4 comments:

  1. Two are from last week, I forgot to add them here. I'm trying to review a book a letter for April's A to Z blogging challenge. So far I'm on track but I'll only link up the cleaner ones. 'A' was a little sexier than I think you read.

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  2. This week's novel was 'Saving Grace' by Jane Green, the story of a woman with a seemingly perfect life but a very difficult husband! She is delighted with his new Personal assistant, but it soon becomes clear (to the reader at least!) that the PA wants Grace's perfect life - and husband - for herself! As they say, be careful what you wish for. The plot seems familiar to me, but I can't pinpoint what book it reminds me of.

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  3. missed last week with the easter break, so three books this week! A crime novel and a story set in N Ireland about the witchhunt of the 1600s

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