Ubi Sunt (OO-bee SOONT)
A literary motif of transformation that runs through a poem or a story.
Focuses on the transitory nature of things such as life, beauty, youth, etc.
For example, the way we grow and change as we age.
The ubi sunt motif was popular in medieval poetry (see Villon’s “Des Dames du Temps Jadis”)
BEGIN AGAIN (PI – ubi sunt) We began in the Lubber land, hidden from Six’s view. When we were found, to the ship we ran, headed straight for the lion’s den. Why, you ask? I do not know. It seems the worst place they would go. Then again, maybe, by running toward the misery, the twins could change the...