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Death is a conclusion that all men must reach It is a fate that he cannot escape and an enemy he cannot defeat In Sophocles Antigone the Chorus dedicates its first ode to mans victories and its supreme vulnerability death The choral ode is divided into four sections Strophe I Antistrophe I Strophe II Antistrophe II each focusing on either mans strengths weaknesses accomplishments and consequences his actions yield In Strophe II the chorus elaborates on the triumphs man has achieved but confesses that man has the inevitable destiny of death In the five translations of the first choral ode composed by Fitts Fitzgerald Richard Emil Braun HDF Kitto Elizabeth Wyckoff and Paul Roche there are nuances in such areas as format language and connotation in each of the translated Strophe IIs The formats each of the five translations vary from one another The organization of the strophe differs visually as well conceptually In Fitts Fitzgeralds translation they chose to write the strophe in six lines The first letter of each line is capitalized and the lines can be divided into two parts the first set consisting of four and half lines and the second set consisting of one and a half In the first set it states that man has learned to put his thoughts into words to good use and can protect itself from the arrows of snow the spears of winter train The second set starts from the last half of the fourth line and continues on to state that man has learned to protect himself from all types of wind except the late wind of death In Wyckoffs translation she chooses to convey the trials and tribulations of man in seven lines Unlike Fitts Fitzgeralds translation Wyckoffs strophe is written in four sentences rather than one big sentence and she does not separate each of the sentences into a set of lines Instead she ends and starts sentences
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