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Dziady (Forefathers Eve) is one of the most famous poetical dramas of Adam Mickiewicz. The name refers to dziady, an ancient Slavic and Lithuanian feast to commemorate the dead. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Dziady for the poem of Adam Mickiewicz. ... A portrait of Adam Mickiewicz Adam Bernard Mickiewicz (December 24, 1798 – November 26, 1855) was one of the most well-known Polish poets and writers, considered the greatest Polish poet besides Zygmunt Krasiński and Juliusz Słowacki. ... Dziady for the poem of Adam Mickiewicz. ... The Slavic peoples are defined by their linguistic attainment of the Slavic languages. ...

The 2nd part of the work is dedicated mostly to the Dziady feast organized in what is now Belarus.

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Adam Mickiewicz - LoveToKnow 1911 (1195 words)
The objects of the poem, although evident to many, escaped the Russian censors, and it was suffered to appear, although the very motto, taken from Machiavelli, was significant: "Dovete adunque sapere come sono duo generazioni da combattere.
There he wrote the third part of his poem Dziady, the subject of which is the religious commemoration of their ancestors practised among Slavonic nations, and Pan Tadeusz, his longest poem, by many considered his masterpiece.
It is said by Ostrowski to have inspired the brave Emilia Plater, who was the heroine of the rebellion of 1830, and after having fought in the ranks of the insurgents, found a grave in the forests of Lithuania.
Adam Mickiewicz (1221 words)
Wending his way to Weimar, he there made the acquaintance of Goethe, who received him cordially, and, pursuing his journey through Germany, he entered Italy by the Splügen, visited Milan, Venice, and Florence, and finally took up his abode at Rome.
In this village idyll, as Brückner calls it, Mickiewicz gives us a picture of the homes of the Polish magnates, with their somewhat boisterous but very genuine hospitality.
We see them before us, just as the knell of their nationalism, as Brückner says, seemed to be sounding, and therefore there is something melancholy and dirge-like in the poem in spite of the pretty love story which forms the main incident.
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