Wikipedia Assignment Completed

I posted the final draft on Wikipedia and organized the page a bit. My Wikipedia username is Mortalinsect and the link to the poet stub is below. I used 3 sources, 2 books and 1 website. If you don’t see it the final draft is below the link.

Final Draft

A small amount of Frik’s poems were first published in 1930. Two of his well known poems were ”Complaint to Christ” and “Against Fate”. Both poems had strong doubts regarding religious faith and questioned the values of those who called themselves “Christians” and did not act through with their words or beliefs.

Hovannisian, Richard G. The Armenian People From Ancient to Modern Times, Volume I: The Dynastic Periods: From Antiquity to the Fourteenth Century. Vol. 1. N.p.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. 317-18. 2 vols. Print

Frik lived during the year 1230 through 1310. It is not known whether his name was really Frik or not. Many believe his name was a “pseudonym” or “an abbreviated form” of his original name.  The Armenian scholar, Zhamkochian, identified Frik’s possible birthplace and concluded that he was born in Western Armenia. Zhamkochin saw that his Armenian writing was very similar to the language of Cicilian Armenian which is how he found out his birthplace.  It is said that more than 50 of Frik’s poetry survived during the years. Some of the poems include “From Protest”, “An Excerpt”, and “Song”.

Hacikyan, Agop J., Gabriel Basmajian, Edward S. Franchuk, and Nourhan Ouzounian. The Heritage of Armenian Literature: From the Sixth to the Eighteenth Century. Vol. 2. N.p.: Wayne State Univ Pr, 2002. 524-33. 2 vols. Print.

Frik’s writing was considered “Armenian medieval poetry” since he was from Armenian origins and grew up two centuries after the Mongol Empire crushed the Armenian Bagratouni royal court during their invasion. Much of his inspiration came from power and how it is wrongly used instead of giving individuals “equality and freedom”. He was also a Christian, but questioned his beliefs because of the negativity that the clergy men of the church promoted.

Arnavoudian, Eddie. “A TASTE OF MEDIEVAL ARMENIAN POETRY.” 26 Jan. (2009): 4 pars. Web. 26 Apr. 2012. <>.

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