Tag Archives: Poetry and Popular Culture

On Falling: Action Heroes, Metaphor and Gravity (Part One)

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By Sam Cha

I. Acrophilia

Have you noticed that all the heroes have been falling, lately?

I mean that literally.

In nearly every major Hollywood action movie from the past ten years (plus/minus five years, roughly), … Continue reading

Is Katniss Everdeen Gilgamesh Dreaming?: Unveiling The Connections Between Poetry and Heroic Fiction

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By Victor D. Infante

It seems, these days, we are awash in the heroic fantasy adventures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the iconic heroes and monsters born in the turbulence of the dawn of the modern era … Continue reading

The Impossible Conversation: In Praise of Heartbreak

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By Victor D. Infante

There have been girls in this competition who can développé and pitch to the side and do 20 pirouettes and land perfectly … and I don’t care. You put your finger against a wall and you … Continue reading