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#153606 - 01/10/06 10:49 PM disjecta membra poetae  
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I was searching for synonyms for "song", and this came up: "disjecta membra poetae"


Obviously another language... perhaps Latin? (Father Steve?) ...I was wondering what's the exact definition of it... for as always, Google wasn't very fruitful, but the phrase evidently appears in many English documents... only not in dictionaries.

#153607 - 01/10/06 11:19 PM Re: disjecta membra poetae  
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this came up near the top of a google. (for searches like this make sure you put the phrase in quotes; otherwise you get gar-bage.):

Horace’s disjecta membra poetae – limbs of a dismembered poet

#153608 - 01/10/06 11:19 PM Re: disjecta membra poetae  
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> limbs of a dismembered poet

whoa. that be some serious metaphor.


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#153609 - 01/10/06 11:31 PM Re: disjecta membra poetae  
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Ahh, thanks. Any idea what does the metaphorical reference of it means? ...definitely not something I could use as a grandiloquent synonym for "song" ..

#153610 - 01/10/06 11:37 PM Re: disjecta membra poetae  
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no, I can see the metaphor. a song is a child, or a part of a poet. pretty damnediloquent if you ask me....


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#153611 - 01/10/06 11:38 PM Re: disjecta membra poetae  
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If you don't like his poetry don't read it - dismembering the guy seems a bit extreme.

#153612 - 01/11/06 12:39 AM Re: disjecta membra poetae  
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This poem's gonna cost you an arm and a leg!


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#153613 - 01/11/06 03:04 AM Re: da DUM da DUM  
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Iambic pentameter's an armless pursuit.

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Gives a whole new meaning to "getting footless"

#153615 - 01/11/06 04:28 PM Re: disjecta membra poetae  
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I would translate the phrase as the scattered limbs of a poet. Seems a fitting metaphor for a song from the poet who told us that dulce et decorum est pro patria mori (it is sweet and dignified to die for one's country).


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