In Celan, we have a poet who always “felt a funeral” in his brain. Like Jim Morrison, and Van Gogh (as some critics have pointed out), his was a tormented soul striving for escape in expression. For Celan, like Van Gogh, the sadness lasted forever.
The modern day world is plagued with injustice. Our ostensibly just society is one where children starve, genocides rage through nations, wars wipe out entire generations and prejudice and hatred turn neighbors against each other. There is an undeniable amount of suffering staining mankind. Wystan Hugh Auden’s poetry conveys the painful experience that humanity endures. Many of his poems explore the ramifications of war, corrupt government and unrequited love, detailing the havoc they wreak on their most vulnerable victims.
Jaarsma (457) whose views of Goldsmith’s emotions are full of heartache and sorrow, comments that “the “I” is forced to admit that the world to which he so avidly wishes to return is inexorably lost to him”, which creates a striking image of despair and melancholy for the poet. Towards the denouement of the first section of the poem, Goldsmith appears to be full of heartache and wretchedness. The poet’s sense of longing for the past is yet again displayed, through the nostalgic recollections of his youth-“These were thy charms- but all these charms are fled” (34). From the numerous examples outlined above, it is evident that the themes of nostalgia and irishness have been addressed. Although Goldsmith’s recollections of his time spent in Ireland portray joy and delightfulness, the poet’s emotions of despair and sorrow are strongly present, due to his longing for the
The two war poets Wilfred Owen and WH Auden both spectate different wars but presented the horrors of war; alienation, loss and desolation in their poems. Although “Refugee Blues” and “Disabled” both signify the same theme, each poet uses different techniques and styles to depict the leitmotif of their poem. The images portrayed in both poems give a great sense of tragedy and loss from different perspectives. Although the soldier is still living, he has to now experience a life of melancholy, solitude and adversity. Moreover, the tragedy in “Refugee Blues” is also a great loss as we realize how discernible discrimination was.
The American poet, Edgar Allan Poe writes many short stories and poems about his tragic and sorrowful life. In his famous poem, “To One in Paradise,” Poe describes a dreadful event that occurred in which his adored loved one passed away. In this poem he utilizes frantic word choice to mirror his own panic, complex and compelling comparisons to provide the reader with a similar experience and a passionate attitude to express his inner feelings regarding the loss of his soul mate more vividly. Distraught over his life’s current events, Edgar Allan Poe inputs unsettling and anxious diction throughout the poem. Within the lines 12 and 13 the reader can began to acknowledge that he suffers from feeling lifeless and defeated without her presence.
Personal health crisis, the mental instability of his wife, who ultimately died in a mental hospital, and the nerve shattering impact of the WW-I, all account of the depressing and miserable picture of the human dilemma as presented in the poem, so much so that it has been supposed that the poem express the disenchantment of the generation. The gloom and despair of the poet are echoed in the poem. T. S. Eliot is a modernist poet with numerous works to his credit and the masterpiece is The Waste Land crowning him as the greatest poet in the twentieth century. Eliot fulfilled his self-imposed duties by using the materials of the city life to build up his poetry. The ecological theme of Eliot’s The Waste Land is very rarely discovered which tries to probe this espousing theme of literary criticism.
They have been completely dissolved by the incredible pain they experience. In his novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque uses figurative language, such as apostrophes, personifications and metaphors to convey the theme that war destroys men by causing emotional, physical and psychological pain Apostrophes are used to foreground the pain Paul feels due to the fact that war has caused him severe emotional despair. For Example, as Paul speaks to his mother, he feels an incredible sadness due to the fact that it is no longer acceptable for him to show emotion: “Ah! Mother, Mother! You still think I am child- why can I not put my head in your lap and weep?
Referring closely to the language of the poets, explain how loss is presented in “Stop All The Clocks” and “The Voice.” “Stop All The Clocks” and “The Voice” are both written by poets whom have lost a loved one, they express the pain and grief they have experienced but differ in responses and tone due to the time that has passed. In “Stop All The Clocks” W.H. Auden expresses the pain and anger he feels, and is written from the perspective of someone who has recently buried his loved one and is experiencing the immediate grief, this influences him to be extremely dramatic. In contrast, Thomas Hardy writes “The Voice” to profess the remorse he feels, after his estranged wife dies whilst they were separated, this influences the response to be
Provoking men to die, wives to be mournful, and children being raised without their fathers. In the end,two authors named Hilda Doolittle and Edgar Poe wrote two poems named “To Helen” , and “Helen”. Each poem will be analyzed, individually and then examined for similarities and differences. “Thy beauty is to me like those Nicéan barks of yore”, a quote from “To Helen”by Edgar Poe. Edgar Poe was a creepy man, that made a lot of poems that are unusual.
In the latter part, he takes refuge in the world of tribal where he finds his identity and his roots. There he feels ‘established’. When certain external forces try to uproot him from there, he prefers dying, to succumbing to their black and deep desires. The so-called civilized world destroys him by all means; the tribal world guarded him as his own. Thus the novel stands as a bitter commentary on the tyranny of the forces of phoney civilizations that crushes man’s desire for self-existence and kinship with nature.