Romanticism emerged in the late eighteenth century in reaction to the rationalism of the Enlightenment. Wordsworth and other Romantics emphasized the vigor of everyday life, the importance of human emotions, and the enlightening power of nature. Romanticism also stressed the power of imagination, which encouraged freedom from standard conventions in art and sometimes provocatively reversed social conventions (Newworldencyclopedia.org, n.d.) He helped to unite the serenity of nature and the inner emotional world of men; poetry that reunited readers with true emotions and feelings. (Shmoop, 2008). He became England's poet laureate in 1843, a role he held until his death in 1850 (Kettler, n.d.) Originally inspired by the French Revolution and the social changes it brought, Wordsworth tried to create poetry of the people, in the language of the common man.
Angel Hsu Ms. Lin AP English Literature and Composition 12A 18 November 2014 Poetry Project Research Paper Robert Frost, often hailed as one of the greatest poets in American history, is a dominant vanguard of the modern poetry movement – “modernism”, which aims to re-evaluate the assumptions and aesthetic values of preceding poets. Frost’s integral role in modernism not only reshapes traditional poetry but also inspires an unprecedented style of poetry, one that merges both traditional poetic conventions with vivid descriptions and uninhibited lyricism. Frost has composed many celebrated poems in which he tactfully utilizes poetic meter, rhyme, and various other similar effects to create vivid imagery and bring comprehensive vignettes of
Freud hoped that this cure would help discharge residual, repressed, experiential, and affective material and help heal both neurosis and pathologies. Despite having influenced literary criticism more than creative literature, Freud’s theories expanded fully into literary circles, leaving very few texts untouched. In Eliot’s poem, the eponymous narrator in the poem takes us through the working of his own inner psyche through an interior monologue that provides us with broken fragmented images of the modern day world. As the poem completes a hundred years in 2015, we also celebrate the 50th death anniversary of its poet, this paper shall attempt to analyze, using mostly psychoanalytical tools Prufrock as the modern day man to help better understand the poet
In the early 20th century around the time of the end to World War 1, a new era of poetry was born, the Modernism Era. Many ideas about this concept of modernism flowed around the way a person sees something through his own perspective, or first person point of view. As these ideas westernized, it reached America, many different poets in America rejected these ideas and others picked them up and ran with them. One poet in particular, William Carlos Williams, was one of the more well known names for his modernist poetry. Williams lived in Rutherford, New Jersey roughly his whole life.
He wishes that he had good looks, friends, luck, skills and more opportunities and he wishes that he would think it’s weird to like the things he enjoys most. And in Sonnet 30 he has turned from that poem in away. He says in lines 1-4 he says that he sits in silence to remember the past and he gets depressed that he never got any of those things he once strived for and adds more tears to the ones he cried in Sonnet 29 for wasting time. Him doing all this is causing him to grieve about the grievances he once had to let go of but now has to recount each cry and cry about it again going through the same pain as before, Sonnet 29. But in the end of both Sonnets he gathers up his feelings and cries and stops once he thinks of a better thought Sonnet 29, Him being happy with himself, Sonnet 30, the thought of a dear friend.
Grant Renner Mrs. LaMorte English 4 Honors P.4 6 February 2018 Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “Kubla Khan” Poetry is a a form of not only expressing feelings an author has but also expressing their thoughts of society in a fantastic form of literature. Poetry was especially unique during the Romantic era. The romantic era was a time period that showed distinct characteristics throughout literature, music, and intellectual studies. Because of the recent events, the people during the time felt a sense of pride and individualism with the push for “power to the people.” This era was also in reaction to the Industrial Revolution, with the Age of Enlightenment, and rationalization of nature. The influence of current events inspired the themes of intuition,
Time is big theme in this poem as it shows Yeats technique of looking to the past when writing about the present. Time has a wearying effect in the poem and the speaker is reminded of his love life and how it did not end up how he had once planned it. He says that time has “worn his heart out.” “We saw the embers of daylight die” The tone of the poem changes here as the day comes to an end. Yeats started to compare and connect time with negative things leaving the three characters in the poem to sit in quietness and think about the effects that time has had on their lives. (Jeffares and Wilson) William Butler Yeats explored the formation of the new state and its complications in his poetry, his comparing and contrasting of past and present is what defined him in Irish literature.
In Sailing to Byzantium Yeats aspired to attain eternity by his spiritual voyage to Byzantium. Yeats started his long literary career as a romantic poet and gradually evolved into a modernist poet. There are four common themes love, Irish Nationalism, religious awareness and mysticism in Yeats’ poetry but modernism is the overriding theme in his poetry. As a typical modern poet he laments for the great devastation and destruction of the 1st World War and regrets for post-war modern world which is in disorder and chaotic situation. .
The portrayal of the character in that sense allows one to also experience his emotions and influences one’s feeling of forlorn. Edgar Allan Poe paints the setting of a dark, dingy chamber… full of heartache. Making one feel lonely and dreary. The narrator faces conflict between himself and his lost lover Lenore, leaving one feeling empathetic for the narrator. Edgar Allan Poe leaves one with goosebumps tickling their skin at the end of this twisted tale.
As a prominent figure in the Romantic era, Wordsworth’s poem is expressed in plain English highlighting the free expression of the movement. While Love After Love is about dealing with the end of a relationship and how to help one’s self live a better life, written in a second-person perspective akin to the style of a self help book. At the deepest level, Walcott uses imagery to explore the themes of loneliness and self-discovery. The theme shared between Love After Love and Daffodils is one of loneliness, the two poems sharing a general narrative of describing their protagonist’s method of dealing with it. Wordsworth begins his poem with “I wandered as lonely as a cloud”, explicitly referring to the major theme in his work.