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date: 22 November 2019

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This chapter shows how the intertwined elements of rest, anger, grief, and force in the Iliad helped organize later war poetry, discussing some of the shared motifs and principles that cross a spectrum of war poetry. It notes that while it is impossible to historicize pain, it is still possible to outline its poetic forms, and also tries to develop the lineaments of the aesthetics of modern war poetry.

Keywords: Iliad, pain, poetic forms, aesthetics, modern war poetry

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