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Archaic Torso of Apollo

In the poem "Archaic Torso of Apollo" by Rainier Maria Rilke, the poet observes a sculpture of Apollo that no longer has the head and appendages. He writes that despite the fact that it is not...

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Archaic Torso of Apollo

Rilke was inspired to write this sonnet by a sculpture in the Louvre. You can see a picture of that torso at the ancientworlds.net link below.The Greek god Apollo was associated with the sun, which...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2008, 8:17 am (UTC)

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