Full month: Full moon calendar 2021: When to see the next full moon

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Full moon calendar 2021: When to see the next full moon

The full moon shows its face to Earth about once a month. Well, sort of. 

Most of the time, the full moon isn’t perfectly full. We always see the same side of the moon, but part of it is in shadow. Only when the moon, Earth and the sun are perfectly aligned is the moon 100% full, and that alignment produces a lunar eclipse. 

And sometimes — once in a blue moon — the moon is full twice in a month (or four times in a season, depending on which definition you prefer). 

The next full moon will occur on Sunday, August 22 at 8:02 a.m. EDT (12:02 UTC), but the moon will appear full the night before and after its peak to the casual stargazer. August’s full moon is sometimes known as the Sturgeon Moon, though it has many other nicknames by different cultures. 

Related: Night sky, August 2021: What you can see this month 

Moon phase dates for August 2021. (Image credit: NASA/JPL)

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When is the full moon? Calendar dates for 2021

This is when full moons will occur in 2021, according to NASA:

Date Name U.S. Eastern Time UTC
Jan 28 Wolf Moon 2:16 p.m. 19:16
Feb 27 Snow Moon 3:17 a.m. 8:17
Mar 28 Worm Moon 2:48 p.m. 18:48
Apr 26 Pink Moon 11:31 p.m. 3:31 (Apr. 27)
May 26 Flower Moon 7:14 a.m. 11:14
Jun 24 Strawberry Moon 2:40 p.m. 18:40
Jul 23 Buck Moon 10:37 p.m. 2:37 (Jul 24)
Aug 22 Sturgeon Moon 8:02 a.m. 12:02
Sep 20 Corn Moon 7:55 a.m. 23:55
Oct 20 Harvest Moon 10:57 a.m. 14:57
Nov 19 Beaver Moon 3:58 a.m. 8:58
Dec 18 Cold Moon 11:36 p.m. 4:36 (Dec 19)

The 2021 full moon names explained

Many cultures have given distinct names to each month’s full moon. The names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. The Farmer’s Almanac lists several names that are commonly used in the United States. There are some variations in the moon names, but in general, the same ones were used among the Algonquin tribes from New England on west to Lake Superior. European settlers followed their own customs and created some of their own names.

Other Native American people had different names. In the book “This Day in North American Indian History” (Da Capo Press, 2002), author Phil Konstantin lists more than 50 native peoples and their names for full moons. He also lists them on his website, AmericanIndian.net.

Amateur astronomer Keith Cooley has a brief list of the moon names of other cultures, including Chinese and Celtic, on his website. For example,

Chinese moon names:

Month Name Month Name
January Holiday Moon July Hungry Ghost Moon
February Budding Moon August Harvest Moon
March Sleepy Moon September Chrysanthemum Moon
April Peony Moon October Kindly moon
May Dragon Moon November White Moon
June Lotus Moon December Bitter Moon

Full moon names often correspond to seasonal markers, so a Harvest Moon occurs at the end of the growing season, in September or October, and the Cold Moon occurs in frosty December. At least, that’s how it works in the Northern Hemisphere.

In the Southern Hemisphere, where the seasons are switched, the Harvest Moon occurs in March and the Cold Moon is in June. According to Earthsky.org, these are common names for full moons south of the equator.

January: Hay Moon, Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Mead Moon
February (mid-summer): Grain Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Red Moon, Wyrt Moon, Corn Moon, Dog Moon, Barley Moon
March: Harvest Moon, Corn Moon
April: Harvest Moon, Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon
May: Hunter’s Moon, Beaver Moon, Frost Moon
June: Oak Moon, Cold Moon, Long Night’s Moon
July: Wolf Moon, Old Moon, Ice Moon
August: Snow Moon, Storm Moon, Hunger Moon, Wolf Moon
September: Worm Moon, Lenten Moon, Crow Moon, Sugar Moon, Chaste Moon, Sap Moon
October: Egg Moon, Fish Moon, Seed Moon, Pink Moon, Waking Moon
November: Corn Moon, Milk Moon, Flower Moon, Hare Moon
December: Strawberry Moon, Honey Moon, Rose Moon 

The phases of the moon explained with dates

The moon is a sphere that travels once around Earth every 27.3 days. It also takes about 27 days for the moon to rotate on its axis. So, the moon always shows us the same face; there is no single “dark side” of the moon. As the moon revolves around Earth, it is illuminated from varying angles by the sun — what we see when we look at the moon is reflected sunlight. On average, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day, which means sometimes it rises during daylight and other times at night.

There are four phases of the moon:

At new moon, the moon is between Earth and the sun, so that the side of the moon facing toward us receives no direct sunlight, and is lit only by dim sunlight reflected from Earth.

A few days later, as the moon moves around Earth, the side we can see gradually becomes more illuminated by direct sunlight. This thin sliver is called the waxing crescent.

A week after the new moon, the moon is 90 degrees away from the sun in the sky and is half-illuminated from our point of view — what we call first quarter because it is about a quarter of the way around Earth.

A few days later, the area of illumination continues to increase. More than half of the moon’s face appears to be getting sunlight. This phase is called a waxing gibbous moon.

When the moon has moved 180 degrees from its new moon position, the sun, Earth and the moon form a line. The moon’s disk is as close as it can be to being fully illuminated by the sun, so this is called full moon.

Next, the moon moves until more than half of its face appears to be getting sunlight, but the amount is decreasing. This is the waning gibbous phase.

Days later, the moon has moved another quarter of the way around Earth, to the third quarter position. The sun’s light is now shining on the other half of the visible face of the moon.

Next, the moon moves into the waning crescent phase as less than half of its face appears to be getting sunlight, and the amount is decreasing.

Finally, the moon moves back to its new moon starting position. Because the moon’s orbit is not exactly in the same plane as Earth’s orbit around the sun, they rarely are perfectly aligned. Usually the moon passes above or below the sun from our vantage point, but occasionally it passes right in front of the sun, and we get an eclipse of the sun.

Each full moon is calculated to occur at an exact moment, which may or may not be near the time the moon rises where you are. So when a full moon rises, it’s typically doing so some hours before or after the actual time when it’s technically full, but a casual skywatcher won’t notice the difference. In fact, the moon will often look roughly the same on two consecutive nights surrounding the full moon.

Lunar eclipses of 2021

Lunar eclipses are inextricably tied to the full moon. 

When the moon is in its full phase, it is passing behind the Earth with respect the sun and can pass through Earth’s shadow, creating a lunar eclipse. When the moon is fully inside the Earth’s shadow, we see a total lunar eclipse. At other times, the moon only partially passes through the Earth’s shadow in what is known as a partial, or even penumbral lunar eclipse (when the moon only skirts through the outermost region of Earth’s shadow). 

In 2021, there will be two lunar eclipses. A total lunar eclipse will occur on May 26, and a partial lunar eclipse will occur on Nov. 19. 

The total lunar eclipse of May 26 will only be visible across parts of East Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean and North and South America. It will begin at 4:47 a.m. EDT (0847 GMT) and end at 9:49 a.m. EDT (1349 GMT). 

The stages of the Super Flower Blood Moon lunar eclipse of 2021 explained

The partial lunar eclipse of Nov. 19 will be visible in the predawn hours across North and South America, northern Europe, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific Ocean. It will begin at 1:02 a.m. EST (0602 GMT) and end at 7:03 a.m. EST (1203 GMT). 

Because the moon’s orbit around the Earth is tilted, it does not line up with Earth’s shadow every month and we do not have a lunar eclipse each month.

Solar eclipses of 2021

When the moon is in its “new” phase, it passing between the Earth and the sun, so the side facing the Earth appears dark.  

Occasionally, the moon’s orbit lines up with the sun in such away that part or all of the sun can be blocked by the moon, as viewed from Earth. When the moon completely blocks the sun’s disk, we see a total solar eclipse during the day, which can be a truly awe-inspiring site. Other times, the moon can only partially block the sun in a partial solar eclipse. 

The moon can even create a “ring of fire” solar eclipse when it passes directly in front the sun, but is at a point in its orbit that is too far from Earth to fully cover the sun’s disk. This leaves a ring, or “annulus,” around the moon to create what is called an annular solar eclipse. 

There will be two solar eclipses in 2021. An annular “ring of fire” solar eclipse will occur on June 10, 2021. It will be visible as a partial eclipse from regions of North America, Europe and Asia, with the “ring of fire” effect visible from northern Canada, Greenland and Russia. 

The total solar eclipse of 2021 will occur on Dec. 4. It will only be visible in totality from Antarctica, with partial views visible from South Africa and the South Atlantic. 

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How to Get Month Name from Date in Excel (4 Easy Ways)

Excel allows you to format dates in many different ways. You can choose to show the date in a short date format or in a long date format.

You can also only show the day number, the month name, or the year from a given date.

In this short Excel tutorial, I will show you some easy methods to get the month name from a date in Excel.

So, let’s get started!

Getting the Month Name from the Date

There are multiple different ways to get monthly from a date in Excel.

The method you choose would depend on how you want the result (i.e., whether you want it as a text string or have the entire date but only show the name of the month)

Let’s see a couple of methods to do this that you can use in different scenarios.

Custom Formatting

Using custom number formatting to get the month name is the best method out of all those covered in this tutorial.

This is because it does not change the underlying date. It only changes the way the date is being displayed in the cell – which is by showing only the month name from the date.

The benefit of using this method is that you can still use the date in calculations.

Suppose you have the dates as shown below and you want to only display the month name and not the entire date.

Below are the steps to do this:

  1. Select all the cells that have the dates for which you want to show the month name
  2. Click the Home tab
  3. In the Number group, click on the dialog box launcher icon (or you can use the keyboard shortcut Control +1). This will open the Format Cells dialog box
  4. In the Category options, click on Custom
  5. In the type field, enter – ‘mmmm’. you should see one of the month names in the Sample preview.
  6. Click OK

The above steps would convert all the dates into their respective full month names (as shown below).

As I mentioned, the good thing about this method is that even though you are seeing the month names in the cell, the underlying value is still a date (which means that the underlying value is still a number that represents the date).

So, if you want to use these dates in calculations, you can easily do that.

You can also use custom number formatting to show the month name or the month value in different ways. To do this, you will have to give custom number formatting the right code to display the month name.

Below are the different month codes that you can use:

  • m – this will show the month number. For example, a date in January would be shown as 1, a date in February would be shown as 2, and so on
  • mm – this will also show the month number, but it will also make sure that there are always two digits that are displayed. For example, a date in January would be shown as 01, a date in February would be shown as 02, and a date in November would be shown as 11
  • mmm – this will show the month name in a three-letter code. For example, a date in January would be shown as Jan, a date in August would be shown as Aug, and so on
  • mmmm – this is the option that we used in the above example, and it would show the complete month name
  • mmmmm – this option shows only the first alphabet of the month name. For example, January is shown as J and February is shown as F, and so on. I’ve never seen this being used because it’s confusing as January would also show J and July would also show J

TEXT Function

TEXT function allows us to convert a date into any permissible format that we want and gives the result as a text string.

For example, we can use the TEXT function to show the month name from a date.

Now if you’re wondering how is it different from the custom number formatting we used earlier, the big difference here is that with the TEXT function, you can combine the result with other functions or text strings.

Don’t worry if you are a little lost as of now, the next few examples will make it clear.

Suppose you have a dataset as shown below and you want to show the month name instead of the full date.

Below is the TEXT formula will give you the month name:

=TEXT(A2,"mmmm")

The above text formula takes the date as the input and applies the specified format to it (which is “mmmm” in this formula).

Unlike the Custom Number Formatting method, when you use the TEXT function, the result is a text value. This means that you cannot use the result as a date or number in calculations.

But a good thing about using the TEXT function is that you can combine the result of the function with other text strings.

Let me explain using an example.

Suppose you have the same data set and in this case, instead of just getting the month name, you want to get the month name followed by the quarter number (such as January – Quarter 1).

The below formula would do this for you:

=TEXT(A2,"mmmm")&" - Quarter "&ROUNDUP(MONTH(A2)/3,0)

The above formula uses the ROUNDUP and the MONTH function to get the quarter number of the calendar year, and then it is combined with the month name which is given by the TEXT function.

Since the result of the TEXT function is a text string, I can combine it with other text strings or formula results.

CHOOSE Function

Another formula that you can use to quickly get the month name from the month number is using the CHOOSE formula.

While it ends up being a long formula, the choose formula technique is useful when you want to get the result which you cannot get with custom number formatting or the text function.

For example, if you want to return custom month names (such as month names in any other language or only five alphabets for each month name), you can do that using the CHOOSE formula.

Suppose you have a data set as shown below and you want to get the month name for each of these dates.

Below is the formula that will do that:

=CHOOSE(MONTH(A2),"Jan","Feb","Mar","Apr","May","Jun","Jul","Aug","Sep","Oct","Nov","Dec")

CHOOSE formula takes an index number (which is given by the month formula in our example) and then uses that index number to decide what value to return.

In this example, I have kept the month names to standard three-letter names, but you can change this and use whatever name you want.

Using Power Query

I have started using Power Query a lot more in my work as I find it a lot easier to clean the data using it.

It has an inbuilt feature that allows you to quickly convert a date into the month name.

The real value of using Power Query in such a scenario would be when you’re importing the data from other Excel files (or consolidating data from multiple Excel files into one file), and while doing it you want to convert your dates into month names.

You can check out my Power Query course on YouTube if you want to learn more about it.

For this technique to work, your data needs to be in an Excel table. While you can still use Power Query with named ranges, if your data is not in an Excel table I recommend you use any of the above methods.

Suppose you have the below data and you want to convert these dates into month names.

Below are the steps to do this:

  1. Select any cell in the dataset
  2. Click the Data tab
  3. In the Get & Transform Data tab, click on From Table/Range
  4. In the Power Query editor that opens up, right-click on the Date column header
  5. Go to Transform >> Month >> Name of Month
  6. Click on Close and Load

The above steps would insert a new worksheet and give you the resulting table in that new sheet.

Now, if you’re wondering why do all this when you can simply use custom number formatting or the text function, you need to understand the real value of Power Query trying to automate work.

If you need the month name from the date just once, feel free to use the methods shown above.

But if you’re using Power Query already to manage data from multiple different sources or combined files or sheets, then knowing that you can easily get the month name from the date can save you a lot of time.

So these are some of the methods that you can use to quickly get the month name from a date in Excel.

I hope you found this tutorial useful.

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Halloween full moon is the second full moon of the month

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  • The Halloween full moon will be a so-called “blue” moon because it’s the second full moon of the month.
  • But the moon won’t appear blue on Halloween night. It’ll be the same color it’s always been.
  • Can’t wait for the Halloween blue moon? The first full moon of the month is coming Thursday Oct. 1.

October will feature the moon event of the year. 

The month will have two full moons, including one on Halloween night, Oct. 31. The next time we’ll see an equally spooky Halloween full moon is 2039, so plan your werewolf costumes accordingly.

The last time that a Halloween full moon was visible in all U.S. time zones was 1944, according to the Farmers’ Almanac.

The Halloween full moon will be a so-called “blue” moon because it’s the second full moon of the month.

Usually months have only one full moon, but occasionally a second one sneaks in, NASA reports. Full moons are separated by 29 days, while most months are 30 or 31 days long; so it is possible to fit two full moons in a single month. This happens every  2½ years, on average.

(There is an alternate definition of a blue moon: When there are four full moons in a single season, the third is considered a blue moon, the Farmers Almanac said.) 

Lunacy! We have 13 full moons to look forward to in 2020. Here’s when you can see them.

Of course, the moon won’t appear blue on Halloween night. It will be the same color it’s always been. 

Blue-colored moons in photos are usually made using special blue camera filters or in a post-processing program such as PhotoShop, according to Earthsky.org. But there are rare occasions when a moon does take on a bluish hue, CNN reports. Smoke or dust particles in the atmosphere, such as during a major volcanic eruption, can result in a blue-looking moon.

And if you can’t wait for the Halloween blue moon, the first full moon of the month is coming Thursday, Oct. 1. 

A harvest full moon will rise in the eastern sky that evening, and the nearly full moon will be visible each night through that weekend.

The harvest moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, which this year was Sept. 22. Harvest moons are rare in October:  They are typically in September, though  they can occur as late as Oct. 7.

Why the harvest moon nickname?

“In the days before tractors with headlights, having moonlight to work by was crucial to getting the harvest in quickly before rain caused it to rot,” according to Alan MacRobert, an editor at Sky & Telescope magazine.

Many crops ripen all at once in late summer and early autumn, so farmers found themselves extremely busy at this time of year, according to NASA. They had to work after sundown. Moonlight became an essential part of farming and, thus, the harvest moon was born.

The meaning behind full moon names

Discover the origins of popular full moon nicknames.

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Why Are There Only 28 Days in February?

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Each month in the modern Gregorian calendar consists of at least 28 days. That number would be a nicely rounded 30 were it not for February. While every month besides the second in the calendar contains at least 30 days, February falls short with 28 (and 29 on a leap year). So why is the most widely used calendar in the world so inconsistent in the lengths of its months? And why is February stuck with the fewest number of days? Blame it on Roman superstition.

The Gregorian calendar’s oldest ancestor, the first Roman calendar, had a glaring difference in structure from its later variants: it consisted of 10 months rather than 12. In order to fully sync the calendar with the lunar year, the Roman king Numa Pompilius added January and February to the original 10 months. The previous calendar had had 6 months of 30 days and 4 months of 31, for a total of 304 days. However, Numa wanted to avoid having even numbers in his calendar, as Roman superstition at the time held that even numbers were unlucky. He subtracted a day from each of the 30-day months to make them 29. The lunar year consists of 355 days (354.367 to be exact, but calling it 354 would have made the whole year unlucky!), which meant that he now had 56 days left to work with. In the end, at least 1 month out of the 12 needed to contain an even number of days. This is because of simple mathematical fact: the sum of any even amount (12 months) of odd numbers will always equal an even number—and he wanted the total to be odd. So Numa chose February, a month that would be host to Roman rituals honoring the dead, as the unlucky month to consist of 28 days.

Despite changes in the calendar as it was altered after Numa’s additions—alterations that include the shortening of February at certain intervals, the addition of a leap month, and eventually the modern leap day—February’s 28-day length has stuck.

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Eligibility and Cost

To be eligible for either Children’s Medicaid or Child Health Plus, children must be under the age of 19 and be residents of New York State. Whether a child qualifies for Children’s Medicaid or Child Health Plus depends on gross family income. Children who are not eligible for Medicaid can enroll in Child Health Plus if they don’t already have health insurance and are not eligible for coverage under the public employees’ state health benefits plan. Check the following income charts to see whether your child qualifies for Child Health Plus or Children’s Medicaid.

There is no monthly premium for families whose income is less than 1.6 times the poverty level. That’s about $731 a week for a three-person family, about $883 a week for a family of four. Families with somewhat higher incomes pay a monthly premium of $9, $15, $30, $45, or $60 per child per month, depending on their income and family size. For larger families, the monthly fee is capped at three children. If the family’s income is more than 4 times the poverty level, they pay the full monthly premium charged by the health plan. There are no co-payments for services under Child Health Plus, so you don’t have to pay anything when your child receives care through these plans.

To see whether you would have to pay a premium for coverage, consult the Child Health Plus eligibility tables below.











Child Health Plus

2021 Federal Poverty Levels
Family Contributions Monthly Income by Family Size* Each Additional
Person, Add:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Free Insurance $1,717 $2,322 $2,927 $3,533 $4,138 $4,743 $5,349 $5,954 $605
$9 Per Child Per Month (Maximum of $27 per family) $2,383 $3,223 $4,063 $4,903 $5,743 $6,583 $7,423 $8,263 $840
$15 Per Child Per Month (Maximum of $45 per family) $2,684 $3,630 $4,575 $5,521 $6,467 $7,413 $8,359 $9,305 $946
$30 Per Child Per Month (Maximum of $90 per family) $3,220 $4,355 $5,490 $6,625 $7,760 $8,895 $10,030 $11,165 $1,135
$45 Per Child Per Month (Maximum of $135 per family) $3,757 $5,081 $6,405 $7,730 $9,054 $10,378 $11,702 $13,026 $1,325
$60 Per Child Per Month (Maximum of $180 per family) $4,294 $5,807 $7,320 $8,834 $10,347 $11,860 $13,374 $14,887 $1,514
Full Premium Per Child Per Month Over $4,294 Over $5,807 Over $7,320 Over $8,834 Over $10,347 Over $11,860 Over $13,374 Over $14,887 Over $1,514
  • *Pregnant Women: Household size calculation includes all expected children.






Children’s Medicaid

2021 Federal Poverty Levels
Age Categories for Children Monthly Income by Family Size* Each Additional

Person, Add:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Children Under 1 Year; Pregnant Women* $2,394 $3,238 $4,081 $4,925 $5,769 $6,612 $7,456 $8,300 $844
Children 1 – 18 Years $1,653 $2,236 $2,819 $3,401 $3,984 $4,567 $5,149 $5,732 $583
  • *Pregnant Women: Household size calculation includes all expected children.

The Ultimate Wedding-Planning Checklist and Timeline

The question is popped, the ring is on, stars are in your eyes…but now what? With so many tasks to take care of and details to arrange, planning a wedding can seem overwhelming. But, if you give yourself enough time to plan and sort the tasks month by month with a wedding-planning checklist and wedding timeline, the job becomes more fun and less stressful.

“By breaking down the year month by month, you are taking on the planning process in bite-size pieces and it will be far less overwhelming,” says Tessa Lyn Brand, the creative visionary behind Tessa Lyn Events. “You can enjoy each step.” (Trust her. She knows what she is talking about.)

Meet the Expert

Tessa Lyn Brand is the founder of Tessa Lyn Events, a wedding planning agency based in southern California. Brand has worked on over 300 weddings to date.

Though 12 to 14 months is the ideal length for an engagement, every couple’s engagement time is different. (Brand once planned a wedding for a couple in a mere seven weeks.) If your engagement length is shorter, Brand’s advice is to condense the schedule. “If you’re getting married in six months, try to complete all the wedding-planning checklist tasks designated for month 12 to 6 in that very first month, and then you’ll be right on schedule with everything else,” she says.

Brand shared her expert insights to help create this 12-month wedding-planning checklist and timeline to help brides plan a stress-free path to “I do!”

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12 Months Out

Determine Your budget

It’s time to do the math and crunch some not-so-fun numbers. Before you can start anything, you have to figure out who’s paying for what and determine your wedding’s bottom line. From there, you’ll want to break down said budget—what’s a priority? What’s not?—and start allocating funds accordingly. (A little market research here comes in handy.) And since these numbers will change as you plan, it’s smart to start a detailed spreadsheet from the get-go. This will help you keep track of your spending and make it easy to adjust numbers along the way.

Make a Guest List

If only you could invite any and everyone, right? Chances are, you can’t, which is why you have to put a cap on dishing out invites. When deciding your head count, consider your budget (how much can you afford?) and your venue (how many people does it fit?). Also, who’s paying for what? From there, figure out how you’re going to divvy up the list. If you and your partner are footing the bill, assume you’ll get 70 percent of the invites, while both sets of parents will split the other 30. But if mom and dad are contributing, it’s protocol to give all involved parties—your parents, your partner’s parents, you as a couple—one third each. Next comes cutting, negotiating, and cutting some more until you reach a final number.

Hire a Wedding Planner

Again, this will depend on your budget. (Fair warning: Most everything will.) But if your funds allow—or if your peace of mind depends on it—now is the time to tap the manager of your big day. This person will be your right-hand woman (or man) and will guide you in all decisions, from selecting a venue to tracking your budget and handling all the logistics.

Decide Formality and Overall Theme

Now’s the time to sit down and have another heart-to-heart convo with your significant other. After all, the vibe of your wedding needs to be a mutual decision between the two guests of honor. To get the conversation flowing, pour a glass of wine/water/tea and ask yourself: What’s important to you and why? What do you value? Also, know that your venue—more on that below—is going to affect all of this. (Because, in most cases, we’d argue against a glam, black-tie theme for a barn wedding.)

Select the Venue

Okay, you know who you’re marrying. Now the real question is where? Trust us: Choosing the venue is one of the most important decisions you’ll make right now. Seriously, the location affects almost everything else, from how many people you invite to what kind of flowers go on the table. Chances are, it’s also the biggest chunk of change you’ve put down, like ever. That’s why you want to explore your options, visit the top contenders, and ultimately select a place that fits your guest count, style, and budget. (Here are the best venues we’d recommend again and again).

While selecting your venue, throw out that pros and cons list and trust your gut—this decision is about how you feel when you’re there.

Select the Caterer

Your wedding is the best (and largest) dinner party of your life. So how exactly do you feed 150 of your nearest and dearest? Well, start with hiring people you trust to deliver—whether that’s the venue’s in-house caterer, a preferred caterer recommended by your planner, or even your favorite taco truck. And don’t be afraid to get creative with your menu. Your guests will enjoy tasting your favorite cocktail as much as they will your grandma’s blueberry pie.

11 Months Out

Choose a Color Theme and Start Thinking of Overall Design

Pull up your Pinterest boards, people. It’s finally time to gather inspiration, select a color palette, and create a mood board. If you’re struggling for inspo, planner Jessica Sloane recommends taking a step back to look at things that are already in your world—like how you’ve decorated your house, what you are liking on Instagram, etc.—and draw inspiration from that.

Hire Vendors Who Book Up Quickly, Including Your Photographer, Band, DJ, and Videographer

These are the people who will make your night fun—and all those memories last forever (aka, they’re important). Do your research before you hire, ask all the right questions, and maybe even date your photographer. Seriously, this could be the start of a beautiful friendship.

10 Months Out

Start Shopping for Your Wedding Dress

You may know exactly what you want or you might not, which is okay, too. To get you started, here’s an ultimate guide to dress shopping. Also, visit these places in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City—because finding a gown may be a matter of trial and error, but finding a salon shouldn’t be.

Book Hotel-Room Blocks for Guests

It’s a thoughtful gesture to block out rooms (and secure a discounted rate) for your guests. Here’s everything you need to know.

Create Your Wedding Website

Get your site running now because you’ll need to put the URL on save the dates next month. Follow these rules and make it pretty using Riley & Grey, Squarespace, or Appy Couple.

Take Engagement Photos

Now is a great time to practice being in front of the camera, especially since most photographers include a session in your package. But don’t fret: We have three tips for the camera shy.

Start Looking at Invitations

The wedding invitation is a guest’s first impression of your big day. That’s why you want to put your best foot forward with a personalized preview. If you’re going custom, start working with a graphic designer or stationer now to create your dream suite. If you’re going for a less involved route, you can wait until the six-month mark. (Invites will be sent out just six to eight weeks prior to the big day.) Here are 12 of our favorite sites to look for invites.

9 Months Out

Buy Your Wedding Dress

It’s time to say “yes” to the dress if you want to avoid rush fees.

Send Save the Dates

Let everyone officially know when and where you’re making it official. And remember: Everyone who gets a save the date gets a wedding invite. No exceptions.

8 Months Out

Register for Gifts

Involve your better half in this one—after all, you two are building a life (and home) together. When registering, it’s smart to ask for staples—like sheets and pots and pans, and so on—but it’s even more genius to think about what you really want. Are you adventurers? Aspiring chefs? Charity givers? Consider your hobbies and tailor your registry to your soon-to-be-married lifestyle.

Select the Bridesmaids’ Dresses and Schedule Fittings Within the Month

After browsing Brides.com for initial research, ask your bridesmaids to come shopping with you IRL—if they live close by. It will be helpful for you to see them in the dresses, and you could even ask how they feel in the options you’re considering. (They do have to wear it in front of a crowd of hundreds, after all.) With that said, we’re all about the trend of selecting a color palette—like yellow, grey, burgundy, or white—and letting your girls choose what they want to wear. Even better, check out our guide to perfectly pulling off mismatched dresses.

Meet With Potential Florists

Much like hiring your other vendors, you want to be simpatico with your florist, as well. In order to do that, we suggest polling friends for recs, scrolling through Instagram inspo, and asking your planner/venue coordinator who they recommend in the area. It’s important that you find someone who is able to deliver on your vision and budget.

7 Months Out

Book the Rehearsal-Dinner Venue

Traditionally, the groom’s family pays for the rehearsal dinner so treat this as an opportunity to impress your future MIL if that’s the case. With that said, you still have say in the theme of this party and where it should happen (especially if you’re footing the bill yourself). We love the idea of hosting a family-style dinner at your favorite restaurant—here are some great ones in NYC—or even hosting a casual celebration like a clambake or backyard BBQ. Read this before you start hashing out the details.

Hire the Ceremony Musicians

If you’re enlisting the talents of a three-piece band, now’s the time to do so. As for the actual music, we say don’t go generic when you can go personal. Here are 100 song ideas for the processional, and 100 for the ever-important bridal march.

Order Rental Items, Such as Specialty Chairs, Linens, Draping, Lounge Furniture, White Dance Floor, Etc.

You may think of these as extras, and we beg you to change this way of thought. Great rentals essentially act as the good bones of your wedding-day décor. Conclusion: Don’t skimp on upgraded chairs and cozy lounge furniture (your guests will thank you) if your budget allows.

Hire an Officiant

If you aren’t marrying in a house of worship, you’ll need to hire someone to make it official. Couples can use a professional (check local listings online on Thumbtack) or take a more intimate approach and ask a close friend or family member to do the honors.

6 Months Out

Hire a Lighting Technician

The most important detail couples forget about is lighting. Seriously, the bulbs and candles you select are what will ultimately light your perfect venue, make your photos just right, and keep the party going—even after the sun sets. Here are 24 bright ideas, and another 31 of picture-perfect candle displays.

5 Months Out

Book Transportation for Guests, If Needed

How do you know if it’s needed? Consider your venue’s parking situation, guests’ access to car services or public transportation, and the cost you’re asking them to incur. Good rule of thumb: If it’s going to run them $20 or more—especially if you’ve already asked them to travel for a destination wedding— think about a shuttle bus. Or, some car services, such as Uber, allow you to book rides on others’ behalf. For everything else you need to know about wedding guest transportation, check out our handy guide.

Book the Newlyweds’ Transportation (Limo, Specialty Car, etc.)

Time to think about you two. Whether you’re into getting in to a stretch Escalade limo, or all about hopping on a tandem bicycle—get around in a style that’s all your own with these 15 creative transportation ideas.

Book the Honeymoon

Traditionally, wedding etiquette states the groom plans a surprise honeymoon for the bride. But, if you guys are tag-teaming your honeymoon strategy, try to have things semi-sorted out by this five month mark. That means being on the same page about budget, timing, travel arrangements, and a semblance of an itinerary. You don’t have to schedule every minute, but each of you should share the most important takeaways you want from this trip, and act to ensure those activities will happen. Then, grab our top 13 tips to create the trip of a lifetime.

Buy or Rent the Groom’s Tuxedo

The groom walks out first, remember? Make sure that first impression on your guests is a good one. Step one is choosing between a tux or suit, based on the formality of your wedding, and then deciding whether to buy or rent. When selecting the actual ensemble, focus on fit and function. A well-made outfit will be flattering, but also allow your groom to show off any and all embarrassing dance moves without fear of splitting any seams. Finally, if you’re going the renting route, avoid these five mistakes groomsmen make when renting a tux or suit.

Begin Premarital Counseling

Whether you come from a religious background or not, pre-marital counseling has worked wonders for countless couples. (The experts say so, and so do the couples.) It’s helpful to have an objective third-party encouraging you to address issues that haven’t come up yet in your relationship. And, counselors can provide you with healthy conflict resolution tactics so you’ll be ready when the inevitable disagreement does present itself. Plus, some states offer a discount on your marriage license if you undergo counseling.

4 Months Out

Have Your Final Tasting With the Caterer

At this point, you’ve asked your caterer to talk through these questions. Now it’s time to taste what they’re really made of. The tasting has become increasingly important as more and more couples choose to customize everything from their signature cocktails to their desserts. If you’re nervous about heart-eyes obstructing your taste buds’ judgment, bring your planner or consultant. They’ve likely attended dozens of tastings, and will be your clear-eyed troubleshooter—paying attention to the detailing of the food and the attentiveness of the service, while you’re crying over crab cakes to bae about how “It’s just starting to feel so real, you know?” Here’s more info on what not to do.

Choose Your Cake

We’ll hit you first with the pinspiration: Check out these gorgeous photos and delicious flavoring descriptions. Now, you and your partner should settle on a look and flavor profile you both love. Don’t stress about pleasing every one of your guests. This is your cake as a couple; it’s about expressing you guys. (You can also consider a groom’s cake.) Got the cake(s) decided? You need a baker. Find a reputable one who’s available on your date, and happy to take on your dream design for an equally dreamy price. (Ask them these questions.)

Buy Wedding Bands

Does your fiancé (or you) know the difference between an engagement ring and a wedding band? Read up, and then look through some of our favorites for him and her.

Select the Groomsmen’s Attire and Schedule Fittings Within the Month

Do you want the groom and his guys to be matchy-matchy? How can you ensure the entire entourage gets fitted on time if they live all over the place? What else could go wrong? Breathe. You’ve got this, and don’t be afraid to get the groom involved. He may be able to easily pull rank and get his men in line—a very neat, orderly, and well-dressed one, at that.

Hair and Makeup Trial

Help your stylists help you by researching some particulars before you come in for your trials. Look back at old photos of yourself so you can find something that’s worked before and ensures you still look like yourself. Next, feel free to search social media for other inspiration; just don’t delude yourself with highly-filtered Instagram expectations.

Bring photos and be as specific as possible about what you want and don’t want.

3 Months Out

Order the Invitations and Hire a Calligrapher

There are a few ground rules when it comes to ordering your wedding invitations: Order enough of them and account for some mistakes, make sure they will arrive in time, set up a system for recording RSVP replies, and confirm all addresses and spelling. But when it comes to design and wording, the options are endless. Need a little advice to rein it all in? Keep reminding yourself that the theme of your invites should match the vibe of your wedding and express you as a couple. If you commission a calligrapher, here’s everything you need to know about calligraphy. Make sure your calligrapher knows it, too, and can prove it before booking him or her.

Create or Plan Your Menu

Once you’ve undergone a successful tasting, you’ll have a good sense of your caterer’s style and offerings, so you’re ready to finalize your food. Maybe you’re the couple who’s hand-selected every hors d’oeuvres, main, side, dessert, and drink situation. Or, perhaps you just told your chef to “handle it” and called it a day. Either way, now is the time to stamp your approval on a completed menu that fits your budget, tastes, and timing.

Brainstorm Guest Favors and Gift Bags

You don’t have to do favors or gift bags, but now’s the time to decide. Here are some of our favorite options for favors, and these are Lauren Conrad’s thoughts on welcome bags. Go forth!

Book a Photo-Booth Rental

Photo booths have become a reception staple, but if you’re hoping for something with a little more pizzazz than your standard step-and-shoot, check out these seven creative alternatives.

Write Your Vows

If you’ve opted to write your own promises to one another, start thinking about what those should sound like for you two as a couple. Traditional? Tear-jerking? Feminist? Millennial? Pop-culture inspired? We’ve got guides for them all.

Select Readings

Bible versus are an obvious choice here (thanks, Mandy Moore à la A Walk to Remember), but there are plenty of nonreligious options, as well. If you’d like for your readers to choose their own, make sure you give them as much guidance as possible.

Meet With the Officiant and Invite Him or Her to the Rehearsal Dinner

Lots of things to consider when asking someone to marry you, but your main concerns are availability, eligibility, fee, and fit. Can your officiant of choice lawfully, affordably, and meaningfully help you two become one? Once you’ve chosen, make sure he or she is on the same page as you about your expectations and the overall tone you want for your ceremony. And if you’ve recruited a recently-ordained bestie to head up the charge, here’s an article on how to officiate a wedding ceremony you can send along.

Start Crafting Any DIY Items If You Haven’t Already

Whew! Let’s hope you were able to control yourself scrolling through our DIY inspo and only have a few projects to tackle at this point. (Read this if you’re overwhelmed.) Get to crafting—and make it anything but crappy with good friends, good music, good food, and good breaks regularly.

2 Months Out

Send the Wedding Invitations (With RSVPs Due One Month Before the Wedding)

You already did the hard part—the selection process. Now, just print and assemble.

Send Out Rehearsal-Dinner Invitations (These Can Be Included With the Wedding Invitations If You Like)

If your partner and his or her family are handling the rehearsal dinner, make sure you give them an accurate list of addresses, and feel free to discuss the design and overall aesthetic of the rehearsal dinner. You don’t want it to be an exact replica of the reception that will follow the next night, but you may also want to confirm you don’t show up to an “eat with your hands” BBQ buffet in black tie.

First Dress Fitting

We know you’ve been following along on our Ultimate Wedding Dress Shopping Timeline, but just to remind you: Your first fitting should be anywhere between two to three months after ordering, and your second one around the six-week mark.

Pick Up Your Marriage License

Ah, the fine print. There are four steps to getting your marriage license, and it’s important to know where to go, what to bring, how much it’ll cost, how long it’ll take, and how long it’ll last.

Every state has different laws and requirements, so Google yours. If you’re having a destination wedding, whether domestic or international, you’ll need to research those paperwork requirements as well. Then, make sure you as a couple, your witness(es), and your officiant sign it. (Here’s what to do if, God forbid, you lose it.)

Buy Wedding-Party Gifts

How much you spend on your bridesmaids’ gifts is determined on an individual basis, but no matter your price point, your goal should be something that’s as thoughtful, functional, and personalized as possible. Here are some suggestions, and testimonials from real maids of honor.

Do a Floral Mock-Up With Your Florist

Floral samples vary depending on your florist and your own wedding décor choices, but most of the time they’ll include a mock reception table setup, centerpiece, and bouquet. Now is also the time to talk tweaks and finalize your delivery and care strategy.

Give the Song Selections to Your Band or DJ

Guys, if you need music suggestions, please hit us up:

Give the Song Selections to Your Ceremony Musicians

We’ve got suggestions on ceremony music, too.

Buy All Small Items

Just off the top of our heads, those include table numbers, toasting flutes, cake topper, cake stand, cake knife, guest book, card box, ring-bearer accessories, flower-girl accessories, a cute hanger for your dress, and a garter. Also consider purchasing pashminas, flip-flops, and/or sunglasses for guests to change into at the reception, as well as baskets to hold them. Then, don’t forget your signs (“Welcome,” “Guest Book,” “Dancing Shoes,” etc.).

1 Month Out

Assemble Gift Bags

Follow the same guidelines as you did for your DIY projects to ensure this task is fun, not frustrating.

Pay Your Vendors in Full

The last awkward situation you want to deal with right before your wedding day is a vendor chasing money. Avoid that by keeping careful track of when and how much you pay each vendor. If there are some vendors who must be paid the day-of, or you’re distributing tips, give your most trusted bridesmaid or relative a heads-up that come wedding day, you’ll be counting on them to handle the labeled envelopes you’re going to put together.

Create a Seating Chart

You thought the guest list was a pain in the hiney, and now you’ve arrived at the seating chart challenge—another daunting balancing act of relationships, egos, potential, and crisis-management. You’ll want to think about your venue’s floor plan, whether or not you’ll have a head table and who will be sitting at it, and choosing a cool design. Here is a digital planning guide, in case that helps, too.

Order or Make Your Escort Cards and Place Cards

First, you should know the difference. While both place cards and escort cards designate where each guest will be seated at a wedding, place cards are more specific—and also more formal—than escort cards. A place card not only directs guests to the table where each will sit during the reception, but also points each guest to his or her particular seat at the table. Whichever you choose, you’ll want your cards to complement the overall theme of your wedding, but again, the possibilities are unlimited.

Have a Final Venue Walk-Through

Make a list of questions beforehand, and bring your planner or another close friend or family member to bring up anything you forget.

Put Cash in Tip Envelopes for Your Planner/Delegate to Distribute

Remember those labeled envelopes we talked about for last-minute checks or tips? (By the way, here’s a complete tipping guide on how much to give and to whom). Primarily, you don’t need to tip people who own their own business—such as photographers, videographers, and florists. It’s customary to tip the following vendors: musicians, DJs, hair stylist, makeup artist, drivers, bartenders, and servers. Many couples tip the wedding planner, as well.

Break in Your Wedding Shoes

Walk around your hallways. Dance in your kitchen. Do everything in your power to avoid painful blisters on your wedding night.

Final Week

Congratulations! You’ve made it all the way to the final week of your wedding planning. Deep breaths now, most of the hard work is over at this point. Now all that is really left is the nitty-gritty details. Take care of things like:

  • Refreshing your hair color
  • Getting your eyebrows done
  • Manicure/pedicure
  • Getting a massage (why not make it a couple’s massage?)
  • Final dress fitting (a friend or bridesmaid should come with you so she can learn how to bustle if your dress requires it)
  • Pack your bags for the honeymoon (don’t forget your passport if you’re leaving the country), and confirm your travel arrangements
  • Any edible crafting
  • Clean your ring (head to your jeweler to get your engagement ring professionally cleaned so it’s extra sparkly on your wedding day)
  • Chase any RSVP stragglers and deliver the final head count
  • Clear your work to-do list so you can only focus on wedding festivities and take it all in
  • Practice your vows out loud
  • Write your partner a note

Night Before and Day of the Wedding

The big day is finally here. All your careful preparation and creative planning have come to fruition, and it’s time to enjoy the wedding. Here’s what to do:

The Night Before:

  • Eat a healthy meal
  • Pack a clutch or small bag of personal items
  • Drink water
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Put any boxes, suitcases, bags, and survival kits to bring to the ceremony or reception in the car (you’ll thank us tomorrow)

The Morning Of:

  • Stay off your feet as much as possible
  • Eat breakfast
  • Drink even more water
  • Take your dress and veil out of the bag early on and have someone steam them if needed
  • Lay out all the items (rings, invitations, etc.) that you want your photographer to capture
  • Exchange notes with your partner
  • Say thank you to everyone around you

90,000 ANTITHESIS “A FULL MONTH STANDED OVER THE MEADOW” A full month stood over the meadow Unchanging wondrous circle

ANTITHESIS

A. A. BLOCK

“A FULL MONTH GOT OVER THE MEADOW …”

***

A full month rose over the meadow

Unchanging wondrous circle,

Shines and is silent.

Pale, pale meadow blooming,

The darkness of the night, creeping over it,

Resting, sleeping.

Spooky to get out on the road:

Incomprehensible alarm

Reigns under the moon.

Even though you know: early in the morning

The sun will come out of the fog,

The field will light up,

And then you will follow the path,

Where under each blade of grass

Life is in full swing.

Exercise 1.
Read the poem carefully
A.A. Blok. You have already met several times
with various lyric poems,
met in them with various
artistic images.Remember: in
lyric text can be presented
image-landscape, images of animals,
image-character. What images are presented
in this poem? Each type
write it down separately. (Specify the type of image
in brackets.)

Exercise 2. A.A. Block transmits
state of nature: at night, at hours
full moon. What are the feelings at this time
days a lyrical character is experiencing?
Give examples from the text.

Exercise 3. Is there a limit
description of nature only by recreation
pictures of the night? And in this regard, think
and give an answer to the question of how
the state of the character changes.

Exercise 4. You’ve already seen
in what is conveyed in the poem
the state of nature and man. Pay
attention to how Alexander Blok paints
Colour. Look – sometimes neither color nor
the shade of the color is not named, but the sensation
the presence of color is recreated. For example,
when we read the phrase full
month
, you can clearly imagine yellow
disk of the moon at full moon. Write what
colors and shades of colors arise in your
imagination while reading the following
images: pale, pale meadow, meadow
blooming, gloom at night, the sun will come out
fog, sun… the field will light up.

Exercise 5. Oral drawing.
Images of nature that arose when reading
poems by A. Blok. Write down the key
words.

Exercise 6. Remember the definition
words-antonyms.

Exercise 7. With which
antonyms are contrasted in
poem microimages darkness –
the sun,
constituting the image-landscape?

Exercise 8. A.A. Block uses
in the poem the following synonymous
rows: to describe the night – month, moon,
darkness, fog; silent, sleeping, resting;
for
descriptions of the day – life, sun; will light up,
boils.
These are contextual synonyms,
for only in this text they are
words that are close in meaning. Make up
antonymic series synonymous, having
them according to the degree of growth of the trait.

About: antonyms

Month, moon, fog, darkness –
sun, life

Exercise 9. Why are antonyms,
which the poet uses in this
poem, we call contextual,
and not linguistic?

Exercise 10. Compose
synonymous ranks to the words darkness,
light.
What synonyms did you write:
linguistic or contextual? Remember
that language antonyms are words
one part of speech with the opposite
value.

Exercise 11. Find in
opposed (antithetical)
collocations darkness at night – in the morning
early
and offers Incomprehensible
anxiety reigns under the moon – where under each
blade of life boils 90,014 words with
the opposite meaning.Are
are they linguistic antonyms?

Exercise 12. Which concept
wider: antithesis or antonymy?

Exercise 13. Do
alternative presentation. Revealing
brackets, select the words you want for
images of two opposite
pictures. Reposition this text so that
it could be titled: or “Beginning
autumn “, or” Late autumn “.

(Calmly and solemnly, excitedly
and bewildered) swing (naked,
elegant) tree branches.Wind (gently
touching, fiercely) tears off them (the first
golden, last faded) leaves.
(Gray, crystal) the sky pours on the ground
(pure azure, cloudy streams of rain).

Exercise 14. Write texts
on the themes: “Storm and calm at sea”, “River
in summer and autumn ”.

90,000 A full month rose over the meadow. Poem by A. Blok – Fairy Tales. Stories. Verses

A full month rose over the meadow. Poem by A. Blok

A full month stood over the meadow
An unchanging wondrous circle,
Shines and is silent.
A pale, pale meadow blooming,
The gloom of the night, crawling over it,
Resting, sleeping.
It’s scary to get out on the road:
Incomprehensible alarm
Reigns under the moon.
Even though you know: early in the morning
The sun will come out of the fog,
The field will light up,
And then you will walk the path,
Where under each blade of grass
Life boils.

A full month has risen over the meadow. Analysis of the poem by A. Blok

A description of the beauty of native nature, not typical of the work of Alexander Alexandrovich Blok, nevertheless took place in the early works of the outstanding Russian symbolist poet.But even in these poems, mysticism, everyday life, mystery and understatement, which are characteristic of the work of this genius writer, are intertwined.

Intoxicated with youthful romanticism, Blok at his incomplete 18 years old writes a wonderful, lyrical work “A full month has risen over the meadow …”. And the emotions that overwhelmed the young man in the grandfather’s estate near Moscow in the summer of 1898 become immortal lines dedicated to the mysterious beauty of his native land. This period of Alexander’s life was marked by an affair with the beautiful Lyuba – the daughter of the great Russian scientist D.I. Mendeleev, who later became his wife and muse. And although Blok still doubts the sincerity of his feelings, he is drawn to the beautiful. And the work “A full month rose over the meadow …” is associated by his admirers with the secret spiritual torment of the young poet.

A dark summer night appears before the reader as a contrast between a flowering meadow, illuminated by a moon that has emerged from behind the clouds, and the darkness of night that has wrapped the meadow itself. The image drawn by the author is saturated with a mystical shade, and the surrounding nature creates tension that cannot be guessed.After all, night is a special time, it carries something mysterious, causing the poet “incomprehensible anxiety.” What oppresses Blok who wrote these lines. Perhaps he anticipates an imminent parting with Lyubov Mendeleeva and a long period of life, in which he must sort out his feelings for this wonderful girl. And that is why Alexander is so “creepy to go out on the road” of his life, he is afraid to make the wrong choice.

Mysticism, which became the basis of mystery and understatement in the poet’s later works, was also used by Blok in describing the change of night and day.The first rays of the Sun dispel not only the darkness of the night over the field, but also the inner fears and doubts of Alexander Alexandrovich, who is ready, in spite of everything, to walk the path of life, where “life is boiling around”. But the memory of a moonlit night, eerie and mysterious, though not devoid of charm, which has absorbed the poet’s secrets and fears, will forever remain in his soul. To reveal and understand which will be tried by more than one generation of admirers of the work of Alexander Alexandrovich Blok.

Poems by A.A. Bloka
Poems by other authors
90,000 Verse. “A full month rose over the meadow …” Alexander Blok

Alexander Alexandrovich Blok

A full month stood over the meadow
An unchanging wondrous circle,
Shines and is silent.

A pale, pale meadow blooming,
The gloom of the night, crawling along it,
Resting, sleeping.
It’s scary to get out on the road:
Incomprehensible alarm
Reigns under the moon.
Even though you know: early in the morning
The sun will come out of the fog,
The field will light up,
And then you will walk the path,
Where under each blade of grass
Life boils.

It is difficult to imagine Alexander Blok as a landscape painter. Nevertheless, the early period of his work was marked by just such works. This is not surprising, since the 18-year-old boy is still just learning to feel and love, so he does not risk trusting his innermost thoughts to paper. Nevertheless, the state of mind of yesterday’s schoolboy requires an outpouring of emotions, therefore, poems are born, slightly naive and, at the same time, surprisingly beautiful.

These works, undoubtedly, include the poem “A full month rose over the meadow …”, written in the summer of 1898. At this time, Alexander Blok, who successfully passed the entrance exams to the university, is visiting the Shakhmatovo family estate. He had not been here for several years, having managed to forget how delightful the aroma of freshly cut meadow grasses can be, and how much romance can be found in night walks under the moonlight. Moreover, his loneliness is brightened up by the young Lyubov Mendeleeva, for whom the 18-year-old poet has very tender feelings.

Lyubov Mendeleeva


He himself does not even dare to admit to himself that he is in love. However, this can be easily caught between the lines of a poem filled with sensuality and anticipation.

A dark August night in the author’s view is built on contrasts, since darkness is imputed by moonlight, in which “a pale blooming meadow” is visible. The painting painted by the poet has a slightly ominous shade. And the author himself, who is not distinguished by a penchant for mysticism, admits: “An incomprehensible anxiety reigns under the moon.”He seems to foresee that the summer romance, which began so easily and easily, will soon end with an unpleasant explanation and separation for several years, during which Blok will have to rethink his feelings, having confidence in their strength and purity. In addition, the poet realizes that the notorious mysticism nevertheless firmly descended into his life, since a series of accidental coincidences, culminating in a marriage with Lyubov Mendeleeva, is the answer from above to the poet’s fervent prayers. But between a naive young man and a mature man, into whom Alexander Blok will become 5 years later, there is an abyss.Therefore, all the poet’s feelings remain unspoken, and their echoes should be sought between the lines, catching only distant hints, unsaid thoughts and phrases ready to escape from the lips.

Mysticism, which would later develop into symbolism, is seen by Blok in such a simple phenomenon as the change of night and day. With the first rays of the sun, all the fears of the young poet, who sees how “life boils under each blade of grass”, go away. But somewhere deep in the subconscious are hidden memories of a moonlit night, mysterious and not devoid of charm, which nevertheless carries a latent threat.

Teacher: Well, the bell rang, let’s start our lesson. Good afternoon guys! I am very glad to see you all.


Sit down.


Let’s get ready for interesting and productive work.



But first, we’ll check how you did your homework. Pasha Popov received an individual task at the last lesson. Let’s give him the floor, and you guys, listen, and tell me, do you agree with Pasha’s assessment of the poem?

(PASHA reads)

Who else has individually prepared poems and will share them with us? Okay, now let’s check how well we have mastered the information about the biography of Alexander Blok (SLIDE).The questions of our game for attention will help us to do this. The game is called “Agree – Disagree”. The rules are very simple. I will read you some statements, if you agree with the statement, you clap your hands, if not, you keep silence. Ready? Let’s get started.
– Blok was born in 1880 (yes).
– The poet’s childhood was spent on the estate of Yasnaya Polyana (no). And where?
– Beketov, Blok’s grandfather, was a professor at St. Petersburg University (yes).
– Blok’s grandfather was friends with the outstanding chemist D.I. Mendeleev (yes).
– Beketov did not want his grandson to become a scientist (no).
– In the Beketovs’ house they loved fiction, respected the word (yes).
– At the age of 6, Blok began to compose his first works (no). And when?
– As a child, A. Blok published his home handwritten journal (yes).
– Young A. Blok, like A.S. Pushkin, had a nanny (no).

Teacher: Well done, did a great job. You are all very considerate. Today in the lesson we will continue to study the poet’s work, get acquainted with one more poem by A.A. Blok, let’s open it for ourselves. Write down the topic of our lesson: “Poetic notebook: A lyrical hero in the lap of nature in A. Blok’s poem” A full month rose over the meadow “(SLIDE) In lessons dedicated to the poetic pages of Russian literature, we always learn to deeply and subtly understand poetry. But this can be done only on condition of immersion in the text, the ability to feel it, experience it. Based on this, what goals will we set?

(SLIDE: Lesson Objectives)

Answer:

Understand the theme, idea of ​​the poem

Find out with what artistic means it is expressed

Improve the skill of expressive reading of poems.

Teacher: good. Well done. So, the poem with which we are working today refers to the early poetry of the poet, is included in the cycle “Before the Light” (1898 – 1900), which opened the first book of the poet. Let’s, remembering the poet’s biography, try to guess what mood the works included in him are in.

Answer: developed imagination, daydreaming, love for nature, for all living things – this is the perception of life that determined the character of A. Blok’s young poems

Teacher: Right, well done.Now listen to the poem (LISTENING TO THE AUDIO) What is the mood? Have our assumptions been confirmed?

(children’s answers)

Guys, what are the distinctive features of a lyric work?

Answers: The main task is to convey feelings, emotions, sensations, therefore the work does not have a clear plot. The author reproduces those experiences and images that arise in his mind.

Teacher: right, so, when analyzing a poem, we analyze its mood and the images created by the author



You have already repeatedly got acquainted with various lyric poems, met in them with a variety of artistic images.What images are presented in this poem?

Answers:

The image of nature, or the image-landscape, and the image of the lyrical hero, or the image-character

Teacher: That’s right, well done. What is the theme of the poem?

Answer: The state of nature and man. The human condition in the midst of nocturnal nature.

Teacher: right, A.A. The block conveys the state of nature at night, during the full moon hours. What feelings does the lyric hero feel? Find words and expressions to support your thoughts.

Answer: “It’s scary to get out on the road:

Incomprehensible alarm

Under the moon reigns … “.

Teacher: right guys, how do you understand the word creepy? Choose a synonym

Answer: scary, awful, scary….

Teacher: right, but why was the word “creepy” chosen from the synonyms? This will become clear to us. If we turn to its interpretation (SLIDE: creepy – painful, causing a feeling of horror, anxiety. So, what shades of meaning does this word bring?

(Answer: burden, anxiety, horror)

Teacher: Okay, guys, in the last lesson you were also given the task to learn the poem “Summer Evening” Please read, Sasha.(SLIDE). And you guys, listen and think, Is the mood, sensations of the lyrical hero in these two poems consonant, or is there something different? How?

Answer: – No. They differ. A moonlit night causes fear, incomprehensible anxiety in the lyrical hero. At the same time, he sees harmony and beauty around him, but does not feel like a part of nature.

Teacher: correct. Is the description of nature limited to just recreating a picture of the night?

Answer: No, in the last 6 lines there is a different picture – early in the morning, when

“the sun will come out of the fog,

The field will light up … “.

How does the state of the character change in connection with this?

Answer: The character comes to life, he is full of vigor, because “life boils under each blade of grass.”

Teacher: Right. Can we say that these descriptions, these parts of the poem are opposed to each other? What is the name of such a technique in the literature?

(antithesis)

What antonyms are used to contrast images in the poem

is darkness the sun?

Answer: Darkness: resting, sleeping.

Sun: illuminates, boils.

Teacher: correct. let’s


Let’s try to determine which colors prevail in the poem? How can we do this? Right away?

Answer: no, colors and shades are not directly named.

Teacher: then how do we define them?

Answer:

they are recreated in the perception of the reader. For example, when you read the phrase full month, you clearly imagine the yellow disk of the moon at full moon.

Teacher: correct. This technique is called color painting (SLIDE: Color painting.



The art of rendering colors, paints of the surrounding world in the language of a work of art.) Write down the definition in a notebook. Good. What colors and shades of flowers appear in your imagination when reading the following words and phrases: pale, pale meadow, blooming meadow, darkness at night, the sun will come out of the fog, the sun … will illuminate the field?

(children’s answers)

Teacher: What other pictorial and expressive means are used in the poem? What is their role?

Children’s answers: Epithets: full month, wondrous circle, pale meadow, incomprehensible anxiety; metaphor: life is in full swing; personifications: the month is silent, creeping darkness, darkness rests, sleeps; anxiety reigns; comparison: the month got up around

(the teacher pays attention to the way of expressing the comparison Tv.Cases)

– What is the peculiarity of constructing a work? What is its external form?

Answer: No division, the text is one.

Teacher: What is the lyrical hero striving for in the poem?

Answer: So that the day comes sooner, only then will he be able to understand and accept the world around him

Teacher: right, let’s summarize: What unites the poems “Summer evening” and “A full month rose over the meadow …”?

Answer: The hero’s striving for light, for restlessness, for life.

Teacher: Right. Our lesson, meanwhile, is coming to an end. What was the most interesting in the lesson?

What have you learned new?

Have you achieved your goal?

(children’s answers)

Teacher:

Well done. Now let’s write down our homework. I suggest you compose a syncwine based on the poem you read (SLAD (scheme

reminds on slide

)).

Our lesson is over.I thank you for your interesting and fruitful work.

It’s hard to imagine Alexander Blok
as a landscape painter. However. the early period of his work was marked by just such works. This is not surprising, since the 18-year-old boy is still just learning to feel and love, so he does not risk trusting his innermost thoughts to paper. Nevertheless, the state of mind of yesterday’s schoolboy requires an outpouring of emotions, therefore, poems are born, slightly naive and, at the same time, surprisingly beautiful.

Such works, undoubtedly, include a poem written in the summer of 1898. At this time, Alexander Blok, who successfully passed the entrance exams to the university, is visiting the Shakhmatovo family estate. He had not been here for several years, having managed to forget how delightful the aroma of freshly cut meadow grasses can be, and how much romance can be found in night walks under the moonlight. Moreover, his loneliness is brightened up by the young Lyubov Mendeleeva, for whom the 18-year-old poet has very tender feelings.He himself does not even dare to admit to himself that he is in love. However, this can be easily caught between the lines of a poem filled with sensuality and anticipation.

A dark August night in the author’s view is built on contrasts, since darkness is imputed by moonlight, in which “a pale blooming meadow” is visible. The painting painted by the poet has a slightly ominous shade. And the author himself, who is not distinguished by a penchant for mysticism, admits: “An incomprehensible anxiety reigns under the moon.”He seems to foresee that the summer romance, which began so easily and easily, will soon end with an unpleasant explanation and separation for several years, during which Blok will have to rethink his feelings, having confidence in their strength and purity. In addition, the poet realizes that the notorious mysticism nevertheless firmly entered his life, since a series of accidental coincidences that culminated in a marriage with Lyubov Mendeleeva is the answer from above to the poet’s fervent prayers. But between a naive young man and a mature man, whom he will become after 5 years, there is an abyss.Therefore, all the poet’s feelings remain unspoken, and their echoes should be sought between the lines, catching only distant hints, unsaid thoughts and phrases ready to escape from the lips.

Mysticism, which would later develop into symbolism, is seen by Blok in such a simple phenomenon as the change of night and day. With the first rays of the sun, all the fears of the young poet, who sees how “life boils under each blade of grass”, go away. But somewhere deep in the subconscious are hidden memories of a moonlit night, mysterious and not devoid of charm, which nevertheless carries a latent threat.

A full month stood over the meadow
An unchanging wondrous circle,
Shines and is silent.
A pale, pale meadow blooming,
The gloom of the night, crawling over it,
Resting, sleeping.
It’s scary to get out on the road:
Incomprehensible alarm
Reigns under the moon.
Even though you know: early in the morning
The sun will come out of the fog,
The field will light up,
And then you will walk the path,
Where under each blade of grass
Life boils.

Analysis of the poem “A full month rose over the meadow” by Blok

The work of Alexander Alexandrovich Blok “A full month rose over the meadow” is included in the poet’s debut book.

The poem was written in July 1898. Its author at this time turned 18 years old, he had already graduated from the gymnasium and turned his eyes to St. Petersburg University. Meanwhile, he spends the summer in the Shakhmatovo estate near Moscow. This is a special place for him, covered with memories of childhood, the first feeling for L. Mendeleeva (later the poet’s wife). By genre – landscape lyrics, by size – trochee with sweeping rhyme. The intonation ranges from cryptic to prosaic. The poem has a slight echo of a medieval rondo.The poem is built on an antithesis, with the use of antonyms. There are both closed and open rhymes. The lyrical hero is the author himself, but he speaks of himself in the second person. The sketch begins almost fabulously: a month above the meadow pours a wonderful light on the surroundings, the meadow itself, which has lost all its colors in the darkness, has become subdued, endures the darkness creeping “over it” (the clumsy wording of the pronoun). However, this does not prevent nature from sleeping, resting. A lyrical hero appears: it’s terrible to go out on the road. The author does not explain the purpose of the planned walk.The reader can only guess why the hero has insomnia, what drives him out of the house, why, finally, he is so scared. Anxiety, born of the unrecognizability of the familiar world, defenselessness in front of the mysterious nightlife of everything that exists. The hero tries in vain to bring to mind the arguments of reason: in the morning the sun will come out of the fog. A riot of colors, sounds and light will return. Diminutive suffixes emphasize the hero’s trusting attitude to daytime nature: a path, a blade of grass. “Life boils” (metaphor): night thoughts evaporate like a bad dream, even seem a little funny.In the daytime, urgent worries, chores, activities immediately appear. However, they do not awaken those thoughts and feelings, the inspiration that are possible at night. The vocabulary is sublime and neutral. Oxymoron: full month (not moon). Comparison: got up in a circle. Epithets: unchanged, incomprehensible (prefixed adjective). Lexical repetition, giving more drama to the work: pale, pale. Impersonations: shines and is silent, the sun will come out. Metaphor: Anxiety reigns. Inversion: blooming meadow.

On the poetry of the young A.Blok bears a clear imprint of the then dominant symbolism in literature.

“A full month rose over the meadow …” Alexander Blok

A full month stood over the meadow
An unchanging wondrous circle,
Shines and is silent.
A pale, pale meadow blooming,
The gloom of the night, crawling over it,
Resting, sleeping.
It’s scary to get out on the road:
Incomprehensible alarm
Reigns under the moon.
Even though you know: early in the morning
The sun will come out of the fog,
The field will light up,
And then you will walk the path,
Where under each blade of grass
Life boils.

Analysis of Blok’s poem “A full month rose over the meadow …”

It is difficult to imagine Alexander Blok as a landscape painter. However. the early period of his work was marked by just such works. This is not surprising, since the 18-year-old boy is still just learning to feel and love, so he does not risk trusting his innermost thoughts to paper. Nevertheless, the state of mind of yesterday’s schoolboy requires an outpouring of emotions, therefore, poems are born, slightly naive and, at the same time, surprisingly beautiful.

These works, undoubtedly, include the poem “A full month rose over the meadow …”, written in the summer of 1898. At this time, Alexander Blok, who successfully passed the entrance exams to the university, is visiting the Shakhmatovo family estate. He had not been here for several years, having managed to forget how delightful the aroma of freshly cut meadow grasses can be, and how much romance can be found in night walks under the moonlight. Moreover, his loneliness is brightened up by the young Lyubov Mendeleeva, for whom the 18-year-old poet has very tender feelings.He himself does not even dare to admit to himself that he is in love. However, this can be easily caught between the lines of a poem filled with sensuality and anticipation.

A dark August night in the author’s view is built on contrasts, since darkness is imputed by moonlight, in which “a pale blooming meadow” is visible. The painting painted by the poet has a slightly ominous shade. And the author himself, who is not distinguished by a penchant for mysticism, admits: “An incomprehensible anxiety reigns under the moon.”He seems to foresee that the summer romance, which began so easily and easily, will soon end with an unpleasant explanation and separation for several years, during which Blok will have to rethink his feelings, having confidence in their strength and purity. In addition, the poet realizes that the notorious mysticism nevertheless firmly descended into his life, since a series of accidental coincidences, culminating in a marriage with Lyubov Mendeleeva, is the answer from above to the poet’s fervent prayers. But between a naive young man and a mature man, into whom Alexander Blok will become 5 years later, there is an abyss.Therefore, all the poet’s feelings remain unspoken, and their echoes should be sought between the lines, catching only distant hints, unsaid thoughts and phrases ready to escape from the lips.

Mysticism, which would later develop into symbolism, is seen by Blok in such a simple phenomenon as the change of night and day. With the first rays of the sun, all the fears of the young poet, who sees how “life boils under each blade of grass”, go away. But somewhere deep in the subconscious are hidden memories of a moonlit night, mysterious and not devoid of charm, which nevertheless carries a latent threat.

90,000 For heat in a full month – is it legal?

The Volgodonsk editorial office began to receive calls from city residents who were extremely outraged by the fact that they received payments for heat for the whole October! “But the warmth was not given to us on the first of October! Why should we pay for it “in full”? ” – the people of Volgodont do not understand.Also, residents complained that the tariffs for heat in houses where there is no so-called heat meter have increased.

As the head of the sales department of VTS LLC explained to us, the problem with payment for the whole month exists precisely in houses that are not equipped with a collective (common house) heat energy meter. Payment for heating services to residents in these houses is made according to the consumption rate established by the Regional Tariff Service of the Rostov Region.

“At the same time, in accordance with the information letter of the Regional Tariff Service of the Rostov Region No. 40/5689 dated August 29, 2014, despite the fact that the standard time for the heating season is from October 15 to April 15, payment should be charged for 30 days of October and 30 days of April.

As for the growth of heating costs – let us explain. In December 2014, the Regional Tariff Service of the Rostov Region approved tariffs for the entire 2015. By Decree of December 17, 2014 No. 83/8, the tariff for heat energy was approved from 01.01.2015 to 30.06.2015 – 1294.52 rubles / Gcal, and from 01.07.2015 until the end of the year – 1294.52 rubles / Gcal (with VAT 1527.53 rubles / Gcal) “, – explained in the MTC.

It turns out that in houses that are not equipped with common heat meters, bills for a full month, unfortunately, are charged according to the law.In apartment buildings equipped with heat meters, residents pay depending on the amount of heat energy consumed.

90,000 Newbie worker did not work a full month: how to calculate vacation pay. Remuneration, No. 13, July, 2019

The conclusions of the commented letter of letter will be useful to those employers whose new employees go on vacation or quit without completing a single calendar month.

The fact is that in clause 4 of Order No. 100 there is the following indication. If the employee did not have earnings in the billing period through no fault of his own, calculations are carried out on the basis of the tariff rate established for him in the employment contract, the official (monthly) salary. And that’s all. Nothing else is specified. That is, how to calculate the average daily salary further, in Order No. 100 is not specified.

But! Let’s not get upset in advance. Clause 2 of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 08.02.95, № 100 it was determined that the Ministry of Social Policy provides an explanation on the issue of calculating the average salary. Therefore, we turned with a request to the employment department in order to dot the i’s.

Here are the conditions of the request:

INQUIRY

An employee who has two children under the age of 15 was hired on April 8, 2019. Since May 22, she has been granted a basic annual leave of 14 calendar days. Her official salary was UAH 5,000.

How to calculate vacation pay in this case?

We remind employers that such a category of workers as women with two or more children under 15 years of age or a child with a disability are entitled to full annual leave until six months of continuous work in the first year of work. The main thing here is their desire. The employer in this situation must obey.

Now let’s get back to the calculation. How do the specialists of the Ministry of Social Policy recommend us to act in this situation? If an employee has worked for less than a month, the average salary is calculated by multiplying the employee’s official salary by 12 months and dividing the result by the number of calendar days in the billing period, excluding holidays and non-working days.

How will the calculation of vacation pay look like in the given example? We show.

1. Determine the conditional settlement period: May 2018 – April 2019.

2. Determine the number of calendar days for a conditional billing period excluding holidays and non-working days:

365 – 11 = 354 (c. Days).

3. Determine the average daily salary:

5000 x 12: 354 = 169.49 (UAH), where 5000 is the salary in the month in which the employee goes on vacation (or leaves, if she is fired).

4. Determine the amount of vacation pay:

169.49 x 14 = 2372.86 (UAH).

As you can see – everything is simple! I would also like to add that the same calculation should be applied in the event that an employee leaves (or leaves) you on leave, who left the leave for caring for a child under three years old or leave for caring for a child before he reaches the age of six and at the same time, in the billing period (12 months before the granting of leave or dismissal), she has no earnings.For more details, see consultation “Settlement period for vacation and sick leave: we determine correctly” // “OT”, 2018, No. 4.

Analysis of Blok’s poem A full month has risen over the meadow

A unique poem written in 1898, when Alexander Blok was only 18 years old. The poet’s early works were indeed written in simple language, symbolism came later, just as morning after night comes in his poem.At a young age, there is probably always a craving for mysticism, which justifiably reigns in nature.

A. Blok at the time of writing the poem is just located in the family estate of Shakhmatovo, where moonlit nights brought an impression on the poet. In addition, Blok had feelings for Lyubov Mendeleeva, a loving soul is always drawn to something beautiful. In the future, it will become clear that the poem could mean the poet’s secret experiences.

The landscape seems to the reader even ominous, dark, but everything is not so frightening.The mysticism of nature creates tension that cannot be explained. Even if you know that a bright and warm morning will come, the night is still a special atmosphere, it carries with it something mysterious. It is interesting to note that the tension that the author conveys in the poem is associated not only with mysticism, but also with the poet’s personal feelings about love, this can be caught between the lines. In addition, Blok seems to feel future adversity in the relationship. By the way, one cannot but say that the poet himself admits that mysticism is present, he even connects this with several cases that later allow the innermost to come true.Prayers are heard – Blok to marry his beloved woman, L. Mendeleeva. A. Blok is a rather perceptive person, he believed in higher powers.

Alexander Alexandrovich Blok makes it clear in his early creation that the night is charming and beautiful in its own way, but it also alarms, as if threats lurk in the darkness of the night. Moreover, the poet does not hide his fears, some kind of trepidation before the kingdom of the night.

Analysis of the poem Full month rose over the meadow according to the plan

A full month rose over the meadow

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Analysis of Blok’s poem “A full month has risen over the meadow….”A full month rose over the meadow …” A

Alexander Alexandrovich Blok

A full month stood over the meadow
An unchanging wondrous circle,
Shines and is silent.

A pale, pale meadow blooming,
The gloom of the night, crawling along it,
Resting, sleeping.
It’s scary to get out on the road:
Incomprehensible alarm
Reigns under the moon.
Even though you know: early in the morning
The sun will come out of the fog,
The field will light up,
And then you will walk the path,
Where under each blade of grass
Life boils.

It is difficult to imagine Alexander Blok as a landscape painter. Nevertheless, the early period of his work was marked by just such works. This is not surprising, since the 18-year-old boy is still just learning to feel and love, so he does not risk trusting his innermost thoughts to paper. Nevertheless, the state of mind of yesterday’s schoolboy requires an outpouring of emotions, therefore, poems are born, slightly naive and, at the same time, surprisingly beautiful.

These works, undoubtedly, include the poem “A full month rose over the meadow …”, written in the summer of 1898. At this time, Alexander Blok, who successfully passed the entrance exams to the university, is visiting the Shakhmatovo family estate. He had not been here for several years, having managed to forget how delightful the aroma of freshly cut meadow grasses can be, and how much romance can be found in night walks under the moonlight. Moreover, his loneliness is brightened up by the young Lyubov Mendeleeva, for whom the 18-year-old poet has very tender feelings.

Lyubov Mendeleeva


He himself does not even dare to admit to himself that he is in love. However, this can be easily caught between the lines of a poem filled with sensuality and anticipation.

A dark August night in the author’s view is built on contrasts, since darkness is imputed by moonlight, in which “a pale blooming meadow” is visible. The painting painted by the poet has a slightly ominous shade. And the author himself, who is not distinguished by a penchant for mysticism, admits: “An incomprehensible anxiety reigns under the moon.”He seems to foresee that the summer romance, which began so easily and easily, will soon end with an unpleasant explanation and separation for several years, during which Blok will have to rethink his feelings, having confidence in their strength and purity. In addition, the poet realizes that the notorious mysticism nevertheless firmly descended into his life, since a series of accidental coincidences, culminating in a marriage with Lyubov Mendeleeva, is the answer from above to the poet’s fervent prayers. But between a naive young man and a mature man, into whom Alexander Blok will become 5 years later, there is an abyss.Therefore, all the poet’s feelings remain unspoken, and their echoes should be sought between the lines, catching only distant hints, unsaid thoughts and phrases ready to escape from the lips.

Mysticism, which would later develop into symbolism, is seen by Blok in such a simple phenomenon as the change of night and day. With the first rays of the sun, all the fears of the young poet, who sees how “life boils under each blade of grass”, go away. But somewhere deep in the subconscious are hidden memories of a moonlit night, mysterious and not devoid of charm, which nevertheless carries a latent threat.

A unique poem written in 1898, when Alexander Blok was only 18 years old. The poet’s early works were indeed written in simple language, symbolism came later, just as morning after night comes in his poem. At a young age, there is probably always a craving for mysticism, which justifiably reigns in nature.

A. Blok at the time of writing the poem is just located in the family estate of Shakhmatovo, where moonlit nights brought an impression on the poet.In addition, Blok had feelings for Lyubov Mendeleeva, a loving soul is always drawn to something beautiful. In the future, it will become clear that the poem could mean the poet’s secret experiences.

The landscape seems to the reader even ominous, dark, but everything is not so frightening. The mysticism of nature creates tension that cannot be explained. Even if you know that a bright and warm morning will come, the night is still a special atmosphere, it carries with it something mysterious. It is interesting to note that the tension that the author conveys in the poem is associated not only with mysticism, but also with the poet’s personal feelings about love, this can be caught between the lines.In addition, Blok seems to feel future adversity in the relationship. By the way, one cannot but say that the poet himself admits that mysticism is present, he even connects this with several cases that later allow the innermost to come true. Prayers are heard – Blok to marry his beloved woman, L. Mendeleeva. A. Blok is a rather perceptive person, he believed in higher powers.

Alexander Alexandrovich Blok makes it clear in his early creation that the night is charming and beautiful in its own way, but it also alarms, as if threats lurk in the darkness of the night.Moreover, the poet does not hide his fears, some kind of trepidation before the kingdom of the night.

Analysis of the poem Full month rose over the meadow according to the plan

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Teacher: Well, the bell rang, let’s start our lesson. Good afternoon guys! I am very glad to see you all.


Sit down.


Let’s get ready for interesting and productive work.



But first, we’ll check how you did your homework.Pasha Popov received an individual task at the last lesson. Let’s give him the floor, and you guys, listen, and tell me, do you agree with Pasha’s assessment of the poem?

(PASHA reads)

Who else has individually prepared poems and will share them with us? Okay, now let’s check how well we have mastered the information about the biography of Alexander Blok (SLIDE). The questions of our game for attention will help us to do this. The game is called “Agree – Disagree”.The rules are very simple. I will read you some statements, if you agree with the statement, you clap your hands, if not, you keep silence. Ready? Let’s get started.
– Blok was born in 1880 (yes).
– The poet’s childhood was spent on the estate of Yasnaya Polyana (no). And where?
– Beketov, Blok’s grandfather, was a professor at St. Petersburg University (yes).
– A.Blok’s grandfather was friends with the outstanding chemist D.I. Mendeleev (yes).
– Beketov did not want his grandson to become a scientist (no).
– In the Beketovs’ house they loved fiction, respected the word (yes).
– At the age of 6, Blok began to compose his first works (no). And when?
– As a child, A. Blok published his home handwritten journal (yes).
– Young A. Blok, like A.S. Pushkin, had a nanny (no).

Teacher: Well done, did a great job. You are all very considerate. Today in the lesson we will continue to study the poet’s work, get acquainted with one more poem by A. A. Blok, and discover it for ourselves. Write down the topic of our lesson: “Poetic notebook: A lyrical hero in the bosom of nature in a poem by A.Block “A full month rose over the meadow” (SLIDE) In the lessons dedicated to the poetic pages of Russian literature, we always learn to deeply and subtly understand poetry. But this can be done only on condition of immersion in the text, the ability to feel it, experience it. Based on this, what goals will we set?

(SLIDE: Lesson Objectives)

Answer:

Understand the theme, idea of ​​the poem

Find out with what artistic means it is expressed

Improve the skill of expressive reading of poems.

Teacher: good. Well done. So, the poem with which we are working today refers to the early poetry of the poet, is included in the cycle “Before the Light” (1898 – 1900), which opened the first book of the poet. Let’s, remembering the poet’s biography, try to guess what mood the works included in him are in.

Answer: developed imagination, daydreaming, love for nature, for all living things – this is the perception of life that determined the character of A. Blok’s young poems

Teacher: Right, well done.Now listen to the poem (LISTENING TO THE AUDIO) What is the mood? Have our assumptions been confirmed?

(children’s answers)

Guys, what are the distinctive features of a lyric work?

Answers: The main task is to convey feelings, emotions, sensations, therefore the work does not have a clear plot. The author reproduces those experiences and images that arise in his mind.

Teacher: right, so, when analyzing a poem, we analyze its mood and the images created by the author



You have already repeatedly got acquainted with various lyric poems, met in them with a variety of artistic images.What images are presented in this poem?

Answers:

The image of nature, or the image-landscape, and the image of the lyrical hero, or the image-character

Teacher: That’s right, well done. What is the theme of the poem?

Answer: The state of nature and man. The human condition in the midst of nocturnal nature.

Teacher: right, A.A. The block conveys the state of nature at night, during the full moon hours. What feelings does the lyric hero feel? Find words and expressions to support your thoughts.

Answer: “It’s scary to get out on the road:

Incomprehensible alarm

Under the moon reigns … “.

Teacher: right guys, how do you understand the word creepy? Choose a synonym

Answer: scary, awful, scary….

Teacher: right, but why was the word “creepy” chosen from the synonyms? This will become clear to us. If we turn to its interpretation (SLIDE: creepy – painful, causing a feeling of horror, anxiety. So, what shades of meaning does this word bring?

(Answer: burden, anxiety, horror)

Teacher: Okay, guys, in the last lesson you were also given the task to learn the poem “Summer Evening” Please read, Sasha.(SLIDE). And you guys, listen and think, Is the mood, sensations of the lyrical hero in these two poems consonant, or is there something different? How?

Answer: – No. They differ. A moonlit night causes fear, incomprehensible anxiety in the lyrical hero. At the same time, he sees harmony and beauty around him, but does not feel like a part of nature.

Teacher: correct. Is the description of nature limited to just recreating a picture of the night?

Answer: No, in the last 6 lines there is a different picture – early in the morning, when

“the sun will come out of the fog,

The field will light up … “.

How does the state of the character change in connection with this?

Answer: The character comes to life, he is full of vigor, because “life boils under each blade of grass.”

Teacher: Right. Can we say that these descriptions, these parts of the poem are opposed to each other? What is the name of such a technique in the literature?

(antithesis)

What antonyms are used to contrast images in the poem

is darkness the sun?

Answer: Darkness: resting, sleeping.

Sun: illuminates, boils.

Teacher: correct. let’s


Let’s try to determine which colors prevail in the poem? How can we do this? Right away?

Answer: no, colors and shades are not directly named.

Teacher: then how do we define them?

Answer:

they are recreated in the perception of the reader. For example, when you read the phrase full month, you clearly imagine the yellow disk of the moon at full moon.

Teacher: correct. This technique is called color painting (SLIDE: Color painting.



The art of rendering colors, paints of the surrounding world in the language of a work of art.) Write down the definition in a notebook. Good. What colors and shades of flowers appear in your imagination when reading the following words and phrases: pale, pale meadow, blooming meadow, darkness at night, the sun will come out of the fog, the sun … will illuminate the field?

(children’s answers)

Teacher: What other pictorial and expressive means are used in the poem? What is their role?

Children’s answers: Epithets: full month, wondrous circle, pale meadow, incomprehensible anxiety; metaphor: life is in full swing; personifications: the month is silent, creeping darkness, darkness rests, sleeps; anxiety reigns; comparison: the month got up around

(the teacher pays attention to the way of expressing the comparison Tv.Cases)

– What is the peculiarity of constructing a work? What is its external form?

Answer: No division, the text is one.

Teacher: What is the lyrical hero striving for in the poem?

Answer: So that the day comes sooner, only then will he be able to understand and accept the world around him

Teacher: right, let’s summarize: What unites the poems “Summer evening” and “A full month rose over the meadow …”?

Answer: The hero’s striving for light, for restlessness, for life.

Teacher: Right. Our lesson, meanwhile, is coming to an end. What was the most interesting in the lesson?

What have you learned new?

Have you achieved your goal?

(children’s answers)

Teacher:

Well done. Now let’s write down our homework. I suggest you compose a syncwine based on the poem you read (SLAD (scheme

reminds on slide

)).

Our lesson is over.I thank you for your interesting and fruitful work.

“A full month rose over the meadow …” Alexander Blok

A full month stood over the meadow
An unchanging wondrous circle,
Shines and is silent.
A pale, pale meadow blooming,
The gloom of the night, crawling over it,
Resting, sleeping.
It’s scary to get out on the road:
Incomprehensible alarm
Reigns under the moon.
Even though you know: early in the morning
The sun will come out of the fog,
The field will light up,
And then you will walk the path,
Where under each blade of grass
Life boils.

Analysis of Blok’s poem “A full month rose over the meadow …”

It is difficult to imagine Alexander Blok as a landscape painter. However. the early period of his work was marked by just such works. This is not surprising, since the 18-year-old boy is still just learning to feel and love, so he does not risk trusting his innermost thoughts to paper. Nevertheless, the state of mind of yesterday’s schoolboy requires an outpouring of emotions, therefore, poems are born, slightly naive and, at the same time, surprisingly beautiful.

These works, undoubtedly, include the poem “A full month rose over the meadow …”, written in the summer of 1898. At this time, Alexander Blok, who successfully passed the entrance exams to the university, is visiting the Shakhmatovo family estate. He had not been here for several years, having managed to forget how delightful the aroma of freshly cut meadow grasses can be, and how much romance can be found in night walks under the moonlight. Moreover, his loneliness is brightened up by the young Lyubov Mendeleeva, for whom the 18-year-old poet has very tender feelings.He himself does not even dare to admit to himself that he is in love. However, this can be easily caught between the lines of a poem filled with sensuality and anticipation.

A dark August night in the author’s view is built on contrasts, since darkness is imputed by moonlight, in which “a pale blooming meadow” is visible. The painting painted by the poet has a slightly ominous shade. And the author himself, who is not distinguished by a penchant for mysticism, admits: “An incomprehensible anxiety reigns under the moon.”He seems to foresee that the summer romance, which began so easily and easily, will soon end with an unpleasant explanation and separation for several years, during which Blok will have to rethink his feelings, having confidence in their strength and purity. In addition, the poet realizes that the notorious mysticism nevertheless firmly descended into his life, since a series of accidental coincidences, culminating in a marriage with Lyubov Mendeleeva, is the answer from above to the poet’s fervent prayers. But between a naive young man and a mature man, into whom Alexander Blok will become 5 years later, there is an abyss.Therefore, all the poet’s feelings remain unspoken, and their echoes should be sought between the lines, catching only distant hints, unsaid thoughts and phrases ready to escape from the lips.

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