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kalevela by tucsonmike on 4 March 2006 12:53am
 
One of the speeches at the Toastmasters meeting was from this. It is the Finnish Epic Poem. I had no idea what this was. It's facsinating, because unlike most epics, it doesn't have violent superheroes, but benevolent types who sort of "take care of business." It turns out Longfellow read a German translation of it and liked the pace and meter so much he based his poem Hiawatha on it.
For more information see the following link.
http://virtual.finland.fi/netcomm/news/showarticle.asp?intNWSAID=27015
 
Re: kalevela by suzulu on 4 March 2006 12:58am
 
I have never heard of this - just been into the site - very interesting.
 



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