Dickinson and Whitman both wrote about nature, beauty, society, death, truth, imagination and God. People believe that Emily’s Style was the best alternative because it provided an avenue for men and women being able to be writers of poetry in their own style. This was what changed society’s outlook as one knew it then. Whitman and Dickinson both wanted to be approved of even if they didn’t follow society’s guidelines. THE REASON FOR THE POEMS Emily Dickinson’s reason for her poems were that she believed that women should be able to write poetry and well as men.
Memories are something so beautiful and priceless that can not be taken away from you, because it comes from within you. Rilke continues to use heartfelt and thought out words with his extended metaphor that the young poet must raise up the sunken feelings” (3) to grow stronger in his personality and to truly become who he is meant to be. He is saying that your past experiences fill up this gigantic treasure chest deep within you. It is heavy and hard to pull out but when it comes to the surface the beauty of it will start to change you for the better. It will start you on the right path to unlocking your purpose.
According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of love is “a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties”. Rupi Kaur is a well-known poet among the current generation, seeking to encourage others to be self-sufficient regarding love. In contrast, William Shakespeare writes of the type of love that can found in another person. While Rupi Kaur and William Shakespeare draw love from different sources they discuss similar characteristics of that emotion, describing love as a fullness and invigorating. As each generation changes and evolves, so do the ideas, for example, love.
The author Ray Bradbury is known for his incredibly descriptive writing style. He uses similes, imagery and other element to write his stories, importantly “Homecoming”. He uses imagery, character development and to tell us through Homecoming that it’s okay to be different. One of the very important elements he uses is character development. The Author, Ray Bradbury describes the characters beautifully, allowing the readers imagine the characters and understand their personality, feelings and characteristics.
The two poems, “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe and the poem, “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)” by E E Cummings, have similarities becasue they both have the same theme of love. In the poem, “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe, the author writes the poem in a very overwhelming and emotional way. In this poem, the author talks about losing someone that they love and having the person taken away from them. Even though the poem is very dark and mentions death, it still is very powerful due to the theme of love. In a passionate and determined tone, the author states, “But our love was stronger… Nor the demons down under the sea, can ever dissever my soul from the soul, of the beautiful Annabel Lee” (Poe 27, 31-33).
These two poems I read really effect my perspective on poetry. I see now that these kinds of poems can really impact you if you see what the writer is trying to say. Wilfred Owen wrote a wonderfully poem that had great meaning to it. Richard Wilbur poem had a very interesting note to it I couldn’t find myself really understanding this poem, until I read some more. I loved these poems for the way they spoke about really events that had a significant impact in their lives.
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.
Poetic devices are important in literature because they help to convey a message, add spontaneity to a poem, and give the reader a strong visual. Some poems are lengthy, and some poems can be very short, however when analyzed, they all express a deeper message. For example, when examining the poem, "The Changeling," by Judith Ortiz Cofer, the reader can easily spot the important message which the author is trying to reveal to the reader through the use of poetic devices. When closely reading this poem, the language and the terminology applied by Cofer enhances the readers ability to make connections between the theme of this poem and how it can be applied to real world scenarios. The poetic devices incorporated into the poem, "The Changeling," reflect on how young children interpret gender roles in their own way.
There’s Always a Chance Seamus Heaney created his poetry from finding inspiration of the things he experienced throughout his life, one of his many quotes that I personally favor is, “If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.” Heaney’s utilizes aspects of his life, through his ancestors, violence of his homeland, and Ireland experience to shape his poetry. In Seamus’ Nobel Prize Speech he states, “I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible. I credit it immediately because of a line I wrote fairly recently instructing myself...” He used his life influenced the poetry that he made, and his experiences helped him to create his astounding work. Seamus Heaney, wrote some of his major works of
The experiences that many admirable writers undergo is what helps shape them into the great writers they are. May it be a rough childhood or a life full of twists and turns, writers are very good at carrying their emotions into their writing to get through to readers who may be experiencing similar things. This is a way of connecting the reader and allowing them to continue to read the writers work with a purpose. A writer that does exceptionally well with connecting readers in more of a simplistic and abstract way is the well-known poet, Shel Silverstein. He was a very strong and effective writer of children's poems that consist of themes such as relationships, imagination, selflessness, and other topics that give an underlying message that life isn’t perfect.