The Lover’s Dictionary is the story of a relationship gone awry. The story was written with such fluidity that I could not put the book down. The pages are short, as well as the book, and the author does not quite delve into the personalities of the characters but focuses more on their feelings and emotions. The author shoots you into an already developing story about a nameless man and his new relationship.
When a writer picks up a pen, he necessarily opens an artery of his heart, whether he wishes to or not. One cannot read “My Last Duchess,” for example, without finding out more about the narrator than the narrator intends. The Duke thinks he is only describing his duchess when, in fact, he is describing himself as well. Readers of poems like “My Last Duchess” and “Mending Wall” find themselves preferring one
(http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/) R.P. Blackmur said that: ’’The greatness of Emily Dickinson’’ is not going to be found in anything outside the poem. ’’ It is going to be found in the words she used and in the way she put them together’’. ( Martin Wendy pg.16) John Crowe Ransom in an essay called “Emily Dickinson:
According to Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath, an extraordinary yet discouraging poet who has published pieces of poetry that have a heartbreaking quality about them. I agree, simply because it is in fact true. Plath has had a disturbing history of imagery situated in her poems. “Mirror,” “The Times are Tidy,” “Child,” “Poppies in July,” and many more.
William Wordsworth once declared “poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” (151) in his “Preface to Lyrical Ballads.” When reading this assertion, one might think Wordsworth believes that poetry is made simply by writing down one’s feelings, void of any processing or reflection. However, Wordsworth recognizes that writing poetry requires a combination of intellectual processes, namely recollection and contemplation, by adding that “[poetry] takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility: the emotion is contemplated till […] successful composition […] begins” (151). In this paper, I borrow and expand on Wordsworth’s ideas about poetry to examine how William Maxwell’s short story “Love” results from Maxwell’s secondary
Barry Lewis states that “The postmodernist writer distrusts the wholeness and completion associated with traditional stories, and prefers to deal with other ways of structuring narrative.” (Stuart Sim (ed.) 2001: 127). In this essay, I shall attempt to show how the ‘wholeness and completion’ of the conventional Victorian novel is disrupted over the narrative of Fowles’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman by drawing a number of examples out of the numerous that can be traced in the novel. The first distinct element that the reader notices in the narrative is the use of quotation references preceding the beginning of each chapter.
Life and Death. These elements, on opposite ends of the human experience, both subvert all rationalism and reason. Gabriel García Márquez explores this sacred territory in his literature claiming that life and death have no boundaries and that the line separating these two disparate human elements is essentially a fantasy. García Márquez communicates this idea through his magical-realism style of literature, allegory, and symbolism illustrated in a collection of short stories, The Sea of Lost Time, The Other Side of Death, and his novel Love in the Time of Cholera. García Márquez is a storyteller who is committed to revealing the truth about life.
Human Abstract – IOP Script William Blake was a mystic. Blake’s poetry and artworks are entrenched with intrinsic obscurity, evoking inexplicable and eccentric thoughts within the reader. He embedded new and intellectual concepts into his work; ideas that not many people, until recently, have had the courage to dig deep into. Portraying the tensions between human and divine, The Human Abstract highlights human’s abstract reasoning that is destructive of joy and stimulates the arise of false virtues. Written in a didactic and objective tone, Blake heightens both the true barbaric intentions of the church and the relativity of the virtues.
We can see the beauty of his writing through imagery because it is represented in such ways such as “the twilight darkens, the curlew calls” and so much more. Longfellow seems to suggest that time is not really something measurable. This is another reason I believe that Longfellow’s poem “The Tide Rises The Tide Falls” demonstrates how life is a cycle that keeps recurring and that time won’t stop for you no matter what happens. This theme was communicated through the poet’s use of imagery. He also shows that perhaps time does not exist at all and that the events occurring in the poem were imagery is taken place are just transitory events in one moment of
Of husband and wife, brother and sister, friend and friend, or any other relationship that is formed in one's life, the bond between mother and child is the strongest. Throughout The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, Edna's children, by their very existence, serve as chains that keep her from pursuing her own goals and desires, as she is bound to them by her motherly duties. Edna's feelings of bondage by her children force her to remove herself from an innately meaningful relationship, in an attempt to elsewhere find meaning. This backwards mindset leads to Edna's eventual downfall, where, even then, she could not understand what she let go. Her stagnant thinking throughout the book reveals that she never had an "awakening", and she was doomed to
Divine Providence Why do bad things always happen to good people? The unknown can cause confusion plus stress. Divine Providence determines what happens in life. Being a hemisphere away from my grandmother as well as being naive to a certain sickness can take a toll on a twelve year old girl. When I was informed that she was sick, it was confusing at first since there were no details.