Autobiography of Red Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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• Autobiography of Red is a verse novel by Anne Carson that uses the poetry and history of classical Greek writer Stesichoros as a springboard for a poetic narrative that combines centuries-old legends with contemporary values.

• “Red Meat: What Difference did Stesichoros Make?” is the title of the first section which opens with a quote from writer Gertrude Stein.

• The introduction begins with a referral to the ancient Greek poet Stesichoros, describing how Stesichoros developed the art of writing poetry: where Homer repeated the same poetic description of a god or a character every time that that god or character appeared, Stesichoros used different descriptions.

• Anne Carson suggests that Stesichoros was a great innovator in the poetic use of adjectives, going on to say that by innovating in the way he did, “Stesichoros released being” (5).

• Narration refers to the legend of how Stesichoros was blinded by Helen of...

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