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Rilke

[ril-kuh] /ˈrɪl kə/
noun
1.
Rainer Maria
[rahy-nuh r mah-ree-ah] /ˈraɪ nər mɑˈri ɑ/ (Show IPA),
1875–1926, Austrian poet, born in Prague.
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  • Rodin has pronounced Rilke's essay the supreme interpretation of his work.

    Auguste Rodin Rainer Maria Rilke
  • This first phase in Rilke's work may be defined as the phase of reposeful nature.

    Poems Rainer Maria Rilke
  • The ascent toward the acme of Rilke's art after the year 1900 is as rapid as it is precipitous.

    Poems Rainer Maria Rilke
  • In this phase of Rilke's development, the principle of renunciation constitutes a certain negative element in his philosophy.

    Poems Rainer Maria Rilke
  • The realization of this truth expressed in the medium of poetry is the significance of Rilke's Book of Hours.

    Poems Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Rilke sees in Rodin the dominant personification in our age of the "power of servitude in all nature."

    Poems Rainer Maria Rilke
British Dictionary definitions for Rilke

Rilke

/ˈrɪlkə/
noun
1.
Rainer Maria (ˈrainər maˈriːa). 1875–1926, Austro-German poet, born in Prague. Author of intense visionary lyrics, notably in the Duino Elegies (1922) and Sonnets to Orpheus (1923)
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