Dove believes “putting these private events” alongside historical events makes the personal and historical equally important. This is seen in one of her most famous works, Thomas & Beulah, which focus on her maternal grandparents.With being a successful poet, Dove has created throughout her works, whether a poem or a play gives “the experience of connectedness [which] gives pleasure, even if what it is connecting us to is a moment of grief” (Arizona Board of Regents). Dove is able to “weave African-American experience into the broader perspective of international culture reflecting drama, commitment to social justice and sensitivity to women's issues” (qtd from The Library of Congress). Dove is a contemporary poet able to create dramatic pieces out of serious topics easy and enjoyable to
She did this by using a feminist approach while looking back at Daphne’s fate. Before going into the poem, let’s have a look at the background of where Boland got her sources for the masterpiece. In Ovid’s Metamorphosis Book 1, many mythical tales captivate the
It seems as if no one realizes that the ash from last year will be buried under tar at first, but soon enough the winds will take over the land and a new layer of ash will settle.. This is a reality among the people of southern california when the Santa Ana winds take over. The essay “Brush Fire” by Linda Thomas is an emotional piece supported through facts and definitions which express how much the Santa Ana winds mean to her. The second essay discussing the winds is a piece which looks at the effects of the santa ana in almost the opposite way. The similarities and differences in “Brush Fire” by Thomas and “The Santa Ana” by Didion both express how meaningful the Santa Ana winds can be in two different writing styles.
On a summer day in 1816, a group of people visited the Mont Blanc, two of them were so mesmerized by the majestic mountain that they created two Romantic literature works. Percy Bysshe Shelley composed a poem called ‘ Mont Blanc’ whilst his future wife, Mary Shelley wrote a novel titled ‘Frankenstein’. Although they both witnessed the same view at the same time, there are similarity and difference in their perspectives regarding the scene, such as the writing style, the use of language etc. The task below is to compare and contrast the two given extracts from the two works. The first similarity is the main themes of the two passages taken from ‘Mont Blanc’ and ‘Frankenstein’ (henceforth named A and B) are both the description of the area surrounding Mont Blanc, the highest summit of the Alps in France.
Case Study Essay: Anne Carson's Beauty of the Husband. In Anne Carson’s Beauty of the Husband, a textual world about two disturbed lovers is described in a quasi-narrative experimental poetry about a nameless, nondescript woman writing about her romantic relationship. The poetry is experimental using 29 ‘tangos’ as the basic structure of each of the poems and is free of any sort of traditional form of any sort. When confronted with a book such as Carson’s questions about its effectiveness need to be analyzed. The reason why a talented writer like Miss.
Musee des Beaux Arts; A Poem about Human Suffering Without suffering there could be no joy. In the Musee des Beaux Arts this appears to be the theme. In his poem W.H Auden puts a voice to the happenings of the painting "The Fall of Icarus". The narrator that Auden creates is one that delves in to the realm of human suffering, wasted lives, and the plights presented in the painting. Auden's narrative walks us through the events in the painting one by one highlighting whom is suffering and whom is not.
To examine the use of Pathetic Fallacy in Lord Tennyson’s Poem ‘Mariana’ The idea of emotion being projected onto the surrounding environment till nature becomes a kind of mirror is epitomised in Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poem ‘Mariana’. The device used to signify this is ‘pathetic fallacy’ which is defined as “any representation of inanimate natural objects that ascribes to them human capabilities, sensations, and emotions” (Abrams 203).The poem, published in 1830, was inspired from a scene in William Shakespeare’s play Measure for Measure, where Mariana waits for her lover to come. In Tennyson’s poem, Mariana’s yearning is unfulfilled and her deepening unhappiness is depicted to an extremely significant extent by the decaying environment around
The poem Daffodils, written by the 18th century poet William Wordsworth, consists of simple rhythm and rhyme used to cover the sentimental topic of the beauty of nature. Wordsworth himself enjoyed trekking through Wales. This poem reflects how he feels about nature. Paradoxically, Report to Wordsworth, a poem written by the 20th century Boey Kim Cheng, is speaking of the path of destruction caused by man through nature, a theme reverberated throughout the poem. Both authors use archaic language and literary devices to convey their views of nature.
Emilia Lanyer’s poem “The Description of Cooke-ham” is titled as if it is a pastoral ode praising the estate Cooke-ham. However, upon reading the poem, one quickly realizes that the true subject is actually Lanyer’s patroness, with whom Emilia stayed at Cooke-ham for some time. While the poem does describe, in detail, the beautiful natural scenery at Cooke-ham, it does so always in reference to this woman. Lanyer never names the subject by name, instead referring to her primarily in second person, though it is assumed that the subject is in fact her patroness, Margaret Clifford, Countess of Cumberland. The poem feels very personal, as if the reader is reading a private letter between two dear friends, perhaps due to the fact that Lanyer uses
Tennyson’s poem is set in the location of Camelot, while Brogan’s poem seems to refer to a Camelot that is an idealistic place in which the squatters wish their lives to unfold. Brogan begins her poem by describing the desolate life that a squatter leads, going from one place to another, never having a constant in your life except for constant uncertainty. In contrast, “The Lady of Shalott” includes descriptions of the lavishness of Camelot. This is a very effective choice because if the poems are read alongside one another, the differences are striking and Brogan’s point of view that the BBC and the government are living in an extravagant world is made known. “On either side the river lie / Squats in Hackney and Peckham Rye / That fill the empties under the sky / And through the roads the rats run by / To empties filled by Camelot” (Brogan 1-4).