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What is fall?

“The latter days of fall are often cursed” – a poet said, and it’s hard not to agree with him. Associations that appear in our mind when we hear the word “fall” can be identified with one word – unjoyful. Drizzling rain, low, grey sky, trees that lose their last leaves, cold wind. But why the best and the most poignant poems were written by Russian poets about this extraordinary time of year?
Right before that last month of the fall international students gathered in the Linguistic Center of PetrSU to talk about the fall and what thoughts and feelings it evokes in the soul, what it makes one think about. Teachers of the Linguistic Center held a readers contest, where the students read the real masterpieces written by Russian classics: poems by Pushkin, Esenin, Tyutchev, Balmont, Pleshcheyev. Both participants and listeners greatly enjoyed the opportunity to dive into the world of classical Russian poetry. Modern poets write wonderful poems about fall as well. Some of them become songs, and these songs are well known by different generations. One of them is a song by a popular Russian band DDT “What is fall?” that was sung together by students and teachers at the end of the event.

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