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Guapo
01-04-2011, 02:25 AM
Sándor Petőfi (Hungarian: Petőfi Sándor, pronounced [ˈʃaːndor ˈpɛtřːfi]; January 1, 1823 – most likely July 31, 1849), born Alexander Petrovics, was a Hungarian poet and revolutionary, the author of the "Nemzeti dal", the poem said to have inspired the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, in which he played a key role. He is Hungary's national poet.

Petőfi was born at Kiskőrös, Kingdom of Hungary, then part of the Austrian Empire. His birth certificate in Latin gives his name as Alexander Petrovics. His father, István (Stefan) Petrovics, was a village butcher, innkeeper, and a Serb, whose family had assimilated with the majority population. Mária Hrúz, Petőfi 's mother, was a Slovak, whose knowledge of the Hungarian language was not especially good. However, the family used Hungarian at home.

Petőfi started his career as a poet with "popular situation songs", a genre to which his first published poem, A borozó ("The Wine Drinker", 1842), belongs. It is the song of a drinker praising the healing power of wine to drive away all troubles. This kind of pseudo-folk song was not unusual in Hungarian poetry of the 1840s, but Petőfi soon developed an original and fresh voice which made him stand out. He wrote many folk song-like poems on the subjects of wine, love, romantic robbers etc. Many of these early poems have become classics, for example the love poem A virágnak megtiltani nem lehet ("You Cannot Forbid the Flower", 1843), or Befordultam a konyhára ("I Turned into the Kitchen", 1843) which uses the ancient metaphor of love and fire in a playful and somewhat provocative way.

The influence of folk poetry and 19th-century populism is very significant in Petőfi's work, but other influences are also present: Petőfi drew on sources such as topoi of contemporary almanac-poetry in an inventive way, and was familiar with the works of major literary figures of his day, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, Pierre-Jean de Béranger and Heinrich Heine.

Petőfi's early poetry was often interpreted as some kind of role-playing, due to the broad range of situations and voices he created and used. Recent interpretations however call attention to the fact that in some sense all lyrical poetry can be understood as role-playing, which makes the category of "role-poems" (coined especially for Petőfi) superfluous. While using a variety of voices, Petőfi created a well-formed persona for himself: a jaunty, stubborn loner who loves wine, hates all kinds of limits and boundaries and is passionate in all he feels. In poems such as Jövendölés ("Prophecy", 1843) he imagines himself as someone who will die young after doing great things. This motif recurs in the revolutionary poetry of his later years.

The influence of contemporary almanac-poetry can be best seen in the poem cycle Cipruslombok Etelke sírjára ("Branches of Cypress for Etelke's Tomb", 1845). These sentimental poems, which are about death, grief, love, memory and loneliness were written after a love interest of Petőfi's, Etelke Csapó, died.

In the years 1844-45 Petőfi's poetry became more and more subtle and mature. New subjects appeared, such as landscape. His most influential landscape poem is Az Alföld ("The Plains"), in which he says that his homeland, the Hungarian plains are more beautiful and much dearer than the Carpathian mountains; it was to become the foundation of a long-lived fashion: that of the plains as the typical Hungarian landscape.

Petőfi's poetic skills solidified and broadened. He became a master of using different kinds of voices, for example his poem A régi, jó Gvadányi ("The Good Old Gvadányi") imitates the style of József Gvadányi, a Hungarian poet who lived at the end of the 18th century.

It is interesting to note that several of Petőfi's poems were set to music by the young Friedrich Nietzsche, who composed as a hobby while studying classics at Pforta before beginning his career in philosophy.

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Arrow Cross
01-04-2011, 04:58 AM
I'm definitely not a poem guy, but the works of this man I can even enjoy from a distance of 170 years.

poiuytrewq0987
01-04-2011, 05:39 AM
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Damn Turks infiltrating the ranks of Pure Hungary.

Guapo
01-04-2011, 01:30 PM
Damn Turks infiltrating the ranks of Pure Hungary.

Well what do ya know, Hungary's national poet was a philthy Serb :D I wonder how many Hungarians have Serb and Slavic blood.

poiuytrewq0987
01-04-2011, 02:41 PM
Well what do ya know, Hungary's national poet was a philthy Serb :D I wonder how many Hungarians have Serb and Slavic blood.

I think Hungarians are Catholic Serbs like Croatians. We've got a lot of Serbs in denial, that's for sure!!

Arrow Cross
01-04-2011, 06:54 PM
Well what do ya know, Hungary's national poet was a philthy Serb :D I wonder how many Hungarians have Serb and Slavic blood.
Part Serb, part Magyar, all Hungarian!

Dario Argento
01-05-2011, 09:38 AM
Damn Turks infiltrating the ranks of Pure Hungary.

He, like many Oghuz-slav, got tired of his shitty home nation being torn to pieces and joined the ranks of our nation.

Do you think he would have gone that far in Kosova? The Shqiptars have less tolerance for you Turks than we do. You should be glad.

Radojica
01-05-2011, 02:20 PM
He, like many Oghuz-slav, got tired of his shitty home nation being torn to pieces and joined the ranks of our nation.
.

This shitty Magyar would never get tired of his shitty home nation, Serbia and you can fuck off:coffee:

You know, people who read your stupid post could start thinking that Serbs and Hungarians are literally hating each others like worst enemies, but the truth is that Serbs and Magyars (Hungarians) are living together for centuries and that's going to be like that til the end of the world. So fuck off already with your hatred, go to Stormfront, join to 64 Zupanije movement, break someones window, or something like that. You are becoming boring :rolleyes2:

Guapo
01-05-2011, 02:26 PM
This shitty Magyar would never get tired of his shitty home nation, Serbia and you can fuck off:coffee:

You know, people who read your stupid post could start thinking that Serbs and Hungarians are literally hating each others like worst enemies, but the truth is that Serbs and Magyars (Hungarians) are living together for centuries and that's going to be like that til the end of the world. So fuck off already with your hatred, go to Stormfront, join to 64 Zupanije movement, break someones window, or something like that. You are becoming boring :rolleyes2:

who shot teh F-117?

Radojica
01-05-2011, 02:31 PM
who shot teh F-117?

Hell yeah!

Zoltan Dani (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zolt%C3%A1n_Dani)

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Dario Argento
01-08-2011, 11:32 AM
This shitty Magyar would never get tired of his shitty home nation, Serbia and you can fuck off:coffee:

You know, people who read your stupid post could start thinking that Serbs and Hungarians are literally hating each others like worst enemies, but the truth is that Serbs and Magyars (Hungarians) are living together for centuries and that's going to be like that til the end of the world. So fuck off already with your hatred, go to Stormfront, join to 64 Zupanije movement, break someones window, or something like that. You are becoming boring :rolleyes2:

Nigga please.

Arus
07-03-2011, 11:39 AM
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Moustache
07-09-2011, 05:38 PM
Well what do ya know, Hungary's national poet was a philthy Serb :D I wonder how many Hungarians have Serb and Slavic blood.

No, he wasn't. Petőfi never professed to be anything but Hungarian, he wrote in Hungarian and gave his life for Hungarian freedom, like did many others of German, Slovak, Armenian or Jewish ancestry. You fight for this country, whether your contributions are martial or intellectual, you are a Hungarian period.

Irrelevant to the matter at hand, but Petőfi's parents are registered as belonging to the Lutheran confession, whereas Serb identity is strongly tied to Orthodoxy.