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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Aleksandr Blok Biography

A.A.Blok , who lived from 1880-1921, was known for his symbolistic Russian poetry.In the example above, Blok used the symbol of music to represent the voice of the Russian Revolution.

His first book of poems called "Verses about the Lady Beautiful" focused on 'platonic idealism'.

Later styles revolved around themes of romantic conflict. Much of his poetry, especially his later poetry, was quite political.

Blok himself supported the Bolshevik cause in the Russian Revolution.

He grew up in a home that encouraged art. He began writing poetry at the age of 5, and has developed his writing skills since.He was dedicated to the Eastern Orthodox church. In 1903 he married a woman named Liubov Mendeleyeva, who he was very much in love with. This love created an inspiration for many of his poems. Other poem had poltical themes.

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