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The Rubaiyat A Victorious Ride Into the Distance Sunset Omar Khayyam believes that every moment on earth is extremely precious and should be lived to the fullest In his verses titled The Rubaiyat Khayyam presents evidence of the passage of life and the uncertainty of any existence after death in a hope to inspire a sense of higher value of life in the reader The author uses vivid metaphors expressing the only things that are definite in life the sun rising in the morning and the stars twinkling at night and the passage of time compared in one metaphor to leaves falling one by one These images convince the reader of Khayyams basis for his thought process and he includes a reference to his own personal experiences with the minds of Doctor and Saint and concludes that there is nothing other than the past and present moment that can be proven Khayyams method is strongly effective due to his inviting metaphorical verse which completely avoids any harsh commanding tone The Wine of Life oozing drop by drop and the Leaves of Life falling one by one VIII attract the passage of time as Omar Khayyam emphasizes in his verses Such importance is placed on this thought because it brings with it a sense of urgency to the piece and the central point When the Greenpeace corporation makes commercials for donations to save the whales or endangered tigers they include statistics of how rapidly the animals are being eliminated and how little time there is This increases the severity of the cause and grabs the viewers attention Like these commercials Khayyam reminds the reader with metaphorical statistics of how time is continually and relentlessly passing by Like Snow upon the Deserts dusty Face Lighting a little hour or twois gone XVI These reminders raise the level of excitement in the piece and open the reader to receiving the other information Omar Khayyam has to offer
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