If one were to search Ezra Pound on the internet, the results would most likely show a connection to imagism. He is known for putting in place imagist principles that are represented in several of his books and poems (“Imagism” Poetry). These principals are branched from the better part of Pound’s life which included more than just his writings. As he lived in three different countries, experienced at least two major wars, and built great relationships with other writers, he learned and changed over the years (Litz). Pound is well known for his contribution to imagism through his poetry which resulted from his many exotic life experiences that had a great influence on his writings.
As his personal maturity grew, his poetry also matured. Rather than outwardly expressing his hatred for the universe, Ignatow chose to “love that universe for all he, and it, are worth” (“David Ignatow”). Once Ignatow grew to love everything that the world had to offer, his work grew to become heavily praised by many critics. Many of Ignatow’s writings became words that “all David Ignatow fans should own” (Economou). Ignatow moved on to write many poems and books and became the editor for many authors that seeked his assistance.
This paper aims at exploring John Milton’s poetic style in his epic poem Paradise Lost, and the internal and external influences that shaped it. The ingredients of the grand style generally are: the greatness of the conception which inspires the poem; the exercise of a rich imagination; the employment of dignified words arranged in an impressive and harmonious order; and the use of certain technical devices which add to the interest and the dignity of the language employed. The grand style produces an impression of bigness, or enormity, or vastness, or loftiness in the reader’s mind. And all these characteristics can be applied to Milton’s style in the writing of Paradise Lost. The researcher adopts the analytical approach by examining the first two book of the poem: Books I and II.
But Lowell is mostly famous for his works of poetry and the movement in which he utilizes. Lowell is famous for complying with the form of Confessional Poetry, a literary term which will later be defined. Some poems demonstrate this movement more than other poems; however most of them contain the ideas of Confessional Poetry. Lowell’s poetry often contains parts of his life experiences as well. He uses what he knows in life to write something alluring.
Walt Whitman was an American literary erudite that excelled in writing poems, essays and journals. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism incorporating both views in his works. Whitman embraced his culture and roots; he sought to express his pride or disapproval of these, mainly with poems. A combination of his personality, literary traits of the time and his love for literature led him to become what they called, the father of free verse. His topics mainly covered social narratives and he was very open when choosing what to write about.
Daniel Halpern Poems are not only words, they are further more than that. Poems are a way for the poet to express their feelings, thoughts, ideas, and point of views. Poets can create poems that are fiction and made up or poems that give real-life situation, but,it will always have a purpose or a life lesson. Every poet has their own way of writing and way of building an idea in a reader 's mind. This essay will analyze a well known poet named Daniel Halpern.
Milton utilizes allusion, similes, and allegory (to name a few) throughout “Paradise Lost”. His use of allusions nearly consumes this epic as they are biblical, mythological, and historical. Some of the allusions refer to Jesus, Genesis, Psalms, Matthew, Iliad, Hercules, Medusa, Galileo, the Arctic Ocean and even William Shakespeare’s, “Hamlet”. These allusions add a realness to this epic, allowing the reader to become intertwined within the poem; just as he did with the depth of his characters. One of the ways in which Milton was able to make the characters so vast and life-like is through his use of similes.
To John Keats, beauty stands as the spirit of life and art. It is the predominating force of his poetry from the early Endymion to his last poem Hyperion: A Vision. At the very beginning of Endymion, he declares: A thing of Beauty is a joy forever/ It’s loveliness increases. Tagore’s romanticism and his glorification of love appear as a continuation of Valmiki tradition, the deep understanding of the beauty and wealth of Mother Earth and Nature. His love of nature and world, love of man and love of God, are the accents of keen awareness of beauty, acute apprehension of truth and earnest interest of the cosmic infinite whole.
The Personality and poetry of Pablo Neruda is hard to define because sometimes it help the reader to understand his poetic vision and characteristics and sometimes it create hindrances for the readers as his poetic images changes to fit a meaningful place in the world. At the same time it is very true that very few poets are as famous today as Pablo Neruda in his life. He wrote Poetry from an early age and won prizes as a teenager. Besides he was a politically active man of the left. A close look to his ‘Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair’, ‘100 Love Sonnets’, ‘The Captain’s Verses’, ‘Canto General’, ‘Residence on Earth’ and ‘Elementary Odes’ show that his way of outlook, his poetic thoughts, visions, images, symbols change with the contemporary situation and mental conflict of the poet.
Thus since childhood, nature permeated his consciousness and he learned to appreciate the grandeur of nature in all its glory. His fluid style of writing only further enhances his affinity for all things concerned with nature. The literature of Wordsworth’s era is at times rife with element of despair and cynicism, something that he chose to transform through his approach to poetry. William Wordsworth himself gave an immortal definition of poetry: “The spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility” (Preface to the lyrical ballad, Wordsworth,) Coleridge praising Wordsworth’s poetry stated: ‘It is the union of deep feeling with profound thought, the fine balance of truth of observation, with the imaginative faculty in modifying the objects observed; above all the original gift of spreading the tone, the atmosphere, and with it the depth and height of the ideal world around forms, incidents and situations, of which for the common view, customs had bedimmed