suggests topics for consideration, if general discussion is desired in addition to reading of the poems.
Consider such topics as: subjects and moods; general quality and its contrast with that of later lyric poetry; emotion, fancy, and imagination; imagery; melody and rhythm; contrasts among the poems; the sonnets.
But taking timely warning, and leaving many things unsaid on this topic
, let us not longer omit our homage to the Efficient Nature, natura naturans, the quick cause before which all forms flee as the driven snows; itself secret, its works driven before it in flocks and multitudes, (as the ancient represented nature by Proteus, a shepherd,) and in undescribable variety.
There is a--hum--a topic
,' said Mr Dorrit, looking all about the ceiling of the room, and never at the attentive, uncomplainingly shocked face, 'a painful topic
, a series of events which I wish -- ha--altogether to obliterate.
This writer went through all the usual topics
of European moralists, showing "how diminutive, contemptible, and helpless an animal was man in his own nature; how unable to defend himself from inclemencies of the air, or the fury of wild beasts: how much he was excelled by one creature in strength, by another in speed, by a third in foresight, by a fourth in industry.
In protracted expectation of the weather clearing up, the last evening paper from London was read and re-read with an intensity of interest only known in cases of extreme destitution; every inch of the carpet was walked over with similar perseverance; the windows were looked out of, often enough to justify the imposition of an additional duty upon them; all kinds of topics of conversation were started, and failed; and at length Mr.
Weller's statement relative to the accommodations of the establishment, and to back his entreaties with a variety of dismal conjectures regarding the state of the roads, the doubt of fresh horses being to be had at the next stage, the dead certainty of its raining all night, the equally mortal certainty of its clearing up in the morning, and other topics of inducement familiar to innkeepers.
Reverting to our ordinary topics
of conversation, we touched on the subject (always interesting to my mother) of my visit to Shetland.
And Johnny, like a true host, made the tactful remarks that enabled us to find mutual topics
Later it was confirmed and solidified when Wilson proposed that out of courtesy to the strangers the usual topics
be put aside and the hour be devoted to conversation upon ordinary subjects and the cultivation of friendly relations and good-fellowship--a proposition which was put to vote and carried.
Around 400 people accepted the challenge to take 12 pictures on 12 different topics
in 12 hours.
discovery is the premise and foundation of TDT.