The final poem of significance is Jazzonia, in which Hughes experiments with literary form to transform the act of listening to jazz into an ahistorical and biblical act. Neglecting form, it is easy to interpret the poem shallowly as a simple depiction of a night-out in a cabaret with jazz whipping people into a jovial frenzy of singing and dancing. But, the poem possesses more depth, when you immerse yourself in the literary form. The first aspect of form to interrogate is the couplet Hughes thrice repeats: “Oh, silver tree!/Oh, shining rivers of the soul!” Here, we see the first transformation. The “silver tree” alludes to an instrument used to perform jazz (probably a saxophone).
The theme of the poem is that you should put out all of your effort before it ends. The meaning of the poem is life and death. The reader can infer this because when he says “miles to go before I sleep”, it means he is not ready to die. The tone of the poem is mysterious because when the reader reads it, it sounds mysterious like a ghost is reading it. The mood is it flows because it is calm and it flows well.
The five lines of trochaic octameter followed by the cut off single tetrameter with the rhyme scheme ABCBBB gives the feeling of a spiraling down effect due to the structure the poem is written. The downwards spiral has the effect of creating the idea that the narrator is unable to resist the overwhelming feeling of melancholy from the loss of Lenore as the poem goes on. In “The Raven,” the narrator’s hesitation towards mending his feelings due to the loss of his loved one, Lenore, is because he feels as if a place without Lenore is empty and would rather submit to melancholy so he can keep reminiscing over his memories of Lenore when she was
Walt Whitman´s poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” uses the theme of time to communicate a sense of Transcendentalist unity. Whitman 's Transcendentalist speaker enters the "appearances" and "usual costumes" of the universe of wonders keeping in mind the end goal to find the truth that ties each and all together in one The speaker, as The title already indicates taking a ferry in New York, does not waste any time before presenting the idea that all humans are united in their common experience. The narrator imagines those who will cross the river in the future, this could also indicate a metaphor for the overall journey of a human life. He is very optimistic and at ease: He and also everyone else is to him a part of "the simple, compact, well-join 'd scheme“Even though each individual of the speakers vision is distinctly unique they are also linked in an everlasting design. „myself disintegrated, every one disintegrated yet part /of the scheme.“Although the passage of time is inevitable as this passage shows, it also perhaps contains another metaphor for time: „The current
A parallel is drawn between Johnson's poem, 'London' and Christopher Nolan's trilogy of 'Batman' which is set in the corrupt city of Gotham. Moral Decadence Moral decay is a term used to describe the decline or fall of the moral values of a civilization. While, what Samuel Johnson's poem describes is the “flatt’ring sycophants” crack the same joke in “a thousand ways”. Thales feel that all citizens displaying loyalty to Robert Walpole are corrupt and engaged in what Johnson earlier described as “awkward flattery” on the other hand in The Dark Knight(2008). Johnson's account of what's
Frost achieves the pinnacle of artistic finesse in Acquainted with the Night. This deeply suggestive lyric is in West-Running Brook. The most interesting thing and the supreme achievement of this poem is its firm and calculated reticence, its insistence on understatement, its refusal to say more than the poet thinks or feels. In this it is typically Frostian, in another sense it is rather uncharacteristic; it shows Frost simply setting a scene and rejecting the opportunity to draw a moral or a conclusive statement from it. The resonance and power of the poem reside entirely in its implication; in the possibilities of interpretation which the poet lay before the reader.
This thematic approach allows the audience to capture Keats purpose of the poem demonstrating that extreme emotions that love can have of one. By the film, having Brawne walk in the garden alone indicates that “like nature’s patient, sleepless Eremite” (Keats Line 4). The word “Erimite” can be taken to mean a hermit, suggesting that love can be a lonely task without sleep, but one worth doing. Further the idea that love in this sense can be a directionless road since there is no end goal of where she is going. Moreover, in the poem, Keats implies that love can be standstill.
The desire to bring back love lost is inapprehensible. Love lost is a mere form of death itself with its idea of torment consistently knocking at one’s bedroom door, with no obstructive answer besides “nevermore”. What lays beyond the previous sentiments stated with it bleak and dreary entry, can be compared to its father who went by the name of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe was the father of Gothic horror until his untimely passing in 1849. However, before his passing, Poe wrote his best selling lyrical narrative poem called The Raven in 1844 that inhibits the idea of lunacy in the natural world, as well as, the unattainable desire to resurrect love upon the speakers lost Lenore.
Dostoevsky’s ‘anthropological’ study of these subjugated men holds greater significance. The Double reads as a ‘history of the unknown’, a voice of the subaltern; a true product of a repressed Petersburg citizen. A traditional expression of the harshness of poverty in Petersburg (as seen in Poor Folk’s epistolary form) holds less significance of impetus. The surreality/gothic inherent to Golyadkin imply his deep, profound confinement. Dostoevsky’s gothic technique comments on the grotesque results of repeated societal restriction on the psyche in a social
In the poem, Alfred Prufrock says, “and I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, and in short, I was afraid.” (Eliot 299) The Eternal Footman can symbolize many things such as the devil or god. But in the end, it makes Alfred realize that he is growing older and is yearning for the time of youth. The reason is that death is just around the corner. The title of the poem is The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. However, just by looking at the name of the character, J. Alfred Prufrock, it expression that his name is a little eccentric.