Olavo Brás Martins dos Guimarães Bilac (16 December 1865, died 28 December 1918) was a Brazilian poet of the Parnassian school. Events 755 - An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion Year 1865 ( MDCCCLXV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 1065 - Westminster Abbey is Consecrated. 1308 - The reign of Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld A poet is a person who writes Poetry. Etymology From the Ancient greek: ποιέω, poieō: "I make or compose" Parnassianism (or less commonly parnasism) was a literary style characteristic of certain French poetry during the positivist period of the 19th centuryborn
Considered one of the greatest poets ever to write in Portuguese, Bilac was a master at sculpting verses with carefully measured metre and rhythm while at the same time protecting them from appearing artificial. Portuguese ( or língua portuguesa) is a Romance language that originated in what is now Galicia (Spain and northern Portugal. A verse is generally considered to be a single line in a metrical composition e The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Rhythm (from Greek ῥυθμός - rhythmos, "any measured flow or movement symmetry" is the variation of the length and accentuation of His poems seem natural and inspired even though they were carefully crafted for balanced shape and rhyme. He is widely regarded as a major poet in Brazilian literature.
Bilac was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro ("River of January" ˈhiw dʒi ʒʌˈnejɾu in Brazilian Portuguese, /ˈriːoʊ di ʒəˈnɛroʊ/ in English is the second largest city of Brazil |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld He studied medicine at a university but quit in the fourth year. Medicine is the art and science of healing It encompasses a range of Health care practices evolved to maintain and restore Human Health by the He also tried a course of law, which he also quit, in its first year. Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society Bilac then turned to journalism and literature, to which he had dedicated his energies from an early age. Journalism is the profession of writing or communicating formally employed by publications and broadcasters for the benefit of a particular Community of people Literature is the Art of written works Literally translated the word means "acquaintance with letters" (from Latin littera letter
A political activist — he supported mandatory military service and the abolition of slavery — Bilac was pursued by authorities during the government of Floriano Peixoto, the second president of Brazil. Activism, in a general sense can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change Conscription (also known as the draft, the call-up or national service) is a general term for involuntary labor demanded by some established authority Abolitionism was a political movement of the 18th and 19th century which sought to make Slavery illegal particularly in the United States and British West Indies For the government of parliamentary systems see Executive (government. Floriano Vieira Peixoto ( April 30, 1839, Maceió, Brazil &mdash July 29, 1895, Rio de Janeiro) pron The President of Brazil is both the Head of state and Head of government of the Federative Republic of Brazil. He spent a few months in jail, and also went into hiding at a friend's house in another state. Bilac is the patron of the Brazilian Military Service. Patronage is the support encouragement privilege and often financial aid given by a person or an organization
Bilac was a founding member of the Academia Brasileira de Letras, the Brazilian Academy of Literature. Academia Brasileira de Letras ( English: Brazilian Academy of Letters is a Brazilian literary non-profit society established Bilac was known for reading the most important literary works at the time and declaiming his own poems at social events. At the peak of his fame, he was one of the most popular authors of his country, having won the title of "Prince of Brazilian poets" in a contest launched by a magazine in 1907. Magazines, periodicals or serials are Publications generally published on a regular schedule containing a variety of articles, generally Year 1907 ( MCMVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year He was also a formidable public speaker. A public speaker is a person who makes speeches in Public settings
When he died in 1918, newspapers reported that his last words were "Give me coffee! I'm going to write!"
A school in São José dos Campos, in the state of São Paulo, is named after him. São José dos Campos is a municipality and a major city in the state of São Paulo, Brazil and one of the most important industrial and research centers in ( is a state in Brazil. It is the major industrial and economic powerhouse of the Brazilian economy
The name Olavo Braz Martins dos Guimarães Bilac has exactly twelve syllables, so is a line of Alexandrine verse. An alexandrine is a line of poetic meter comprising 12 Syllables Alexandrines are common in the German literature of the Baroque period and Devoted fans say Bilac was destined for poetry.
His most recurring poetic theme is undoubtedly stars. A star is a massive luminous ball of plasma. The nearest star to Earth is the Sun, which is the source of most of the Energy on Earth He was fascinated by the beauty of a starry sky, which is evident in a quite a number of his pieces. His hundreds of poems — most of which are in sonnet form — also speak about love, God, erotica, heroes, bandeirantes, Brazil, time, Greek mythology, and a plenitude of other themes. The sonnet is one of the poetic forms that can be found in Lyric poetry from Europe. Love is any of a number of Emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong Affection. God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity. Erotica (from the Greek Eros —"desire" or "curiosa" works of art including literature, photography film sculpture The Bandeirantes were Portuguese colonial Scouts who took part in the Bandeiras exploration expeditions |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld For other uses see Time (disambiguation Time is a component of a measuring system used to sequence events to compare the durations of Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the ancient Greeks concerning their gods and Heroes the nature of the world and the origins and significance
Bilac was also the author of the lyrics for the Brazilian Flag Anthem. The Brazilian Flag Anthem, or Hino à Bandeira Nacional, is an hymn dedicated to the country's Flag.
A few of Bilac's poems, with English translations, can be found here.