In this part of his life Whitman was disappointed in American political system; he criticized society and was devoted to the idea of freedom which is also expressed in the poem about Lincoln. His poetry is romantic and full of hope in this period of life (Krats 14). I enjoyed reading this poem and really liked it. I like how every new stanza contains an epithet that describes how Whitman sees France. And every epithet is developed in in stanza it begins.
His poetry was used to portray his feelings toward the Age of Reason and revolt against it. William Wordsworth’s poems The Tables Turned and London, 1802 both stick to the Romanticist idea of going against the industrial period but through different means such as approach and similar means such as diction and themes. Wordsworth uses similar means in his poem to share his message. The diction ,word choice, used in London, 1802 and The Tables Turned poem correlate by the strength of the words used and literary devices used to describe specific aspects of society. In London, 1802 Wordsworth uses many similes to compare his lost friend Milton to other things.
“iad” of the title came from the work’s association with the great epic, Iliad. Barlow tried to proclaim the preeminence of New World republicanism while he imitated the poetic conventions belonging to aristocratic Old World (Murphy 39). Before he “was expelled from England for subversive activity in 1792, he found time to pay a visit to Pope’s grotto at Twickenham in order to pay tribute to the poet who had inspired all his own verse” (Packer 12). It “clearly poses the problem of how to write a democratic epic, a heroic poem of the common man or woman, but it comes nowhere near solving it. That would have to wait for Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass (Gray 39).
The poet is criticizing war and how it deprives the young men of the freedom they defend. In this critique, Pound acts as the second narrator, the one speaking in the poem. Troy Camplin takes a different view by declaring Pound to be the first narrator who labels the second as immoral. In this second critique, Pound is expressing anti-liberalism views by denouncing men who enjoy the pleasures of freedom. Personally, I found the poem to be interesting because it
An American writer, editor and literary critic named Edgar Allan Poe, Brings short stories and poems to another level with hand full of mystery and chilling twists. On 1809 the world introduced itself to Mr. Poe. The madness of Allen Poe can be questioned as, genius bodies of work mixing with short stories and poems. His literary mind gives him advantages over a lot of authors. Most schools may use series of Mr. Poe work to show the unity and influences it has.
The Execution of Romanticism in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is one of the most thought-provoking Civil War stories written in the 19th century. In this story, Bierce digs his pen into philosophical questions about “the nature of time and the nature of abnormal psychology” (Logan 102). Yet because of the story’s multifaceted poignancy, scholarship has debated whether it is a Romantic yarn, a Gothic tale, or something abruptly more cynical. I will argue that “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is actually a transitional short story that explores how the rise of regionalism and realism during the Civil War led to the death of romanticism. In “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” the central character Peyton Farquhar functions as a symbol of romanticism.
Wilde was a budding author in his own lifetime, during Victorian era which early period was usually associated with 'prudishness ' and 'repression ' (Adams 3). Wilde was claimed to be a follower of the Aesthetic Movement which begs the question, what was he trying to imply in creating his novel? Wilde was not the leader of the Aesthetic movement but rather “a spokesman for the late 19th-century Aesthetic movement in England, which advocated art for art’s sake” (Luebering 133). Dorian’s story shows how aesthetic beliefs can ruin the life if to pursue them blindly. In this way, Oscar Wilde not only demonstrates the Aesthetic movement in all its glory but also tells about its poisonous effect to moral that can occur.
Other Transcendentalists: Ripley, Brownson, Fuller Edgar Allan Poe was a poet and author whose texts were not distinctly 'American' in choice of subjects and settings, but his economy and also his choice of genre and textuality were, for the simple reason that he depended on the situation and constitution of the American literary and cultural market. Within this market, there was a continuing debate and difference in opinion as to what American culture was supposed to be, or rather, how it was supposed to be American, as well as how American it was supposed to be. Poe in this respect was almost an extremist
I opted for Childe Har-old’s Pilgrimage as an example because the protagonist in it, is the perfect ex-ample for the “Byronic hero”. This poem is semi-autobiographical, which is why the protagonist is found to be smart, handsome and moody, with little to no re-spect towards figures of authority. Another big author of the Romantic period is John Keats. He is the author of poems like ode to a Nightingale and Ode on a Grecian Urn, in which he makes use of all the big Romantic themes like Nature, the sublime, the ancient past, and of course emotions. Percy Bysshe Shelley whose most famous work Prometheus Unbound (1820) is a play that was written to be read, not performed.
Transcendentalist Owl City In the 1840’s, writers and thinkers in the literary world started to think outside of the box, even more so than Romanticism. This movement is Transcendentalism, a philosophical movement based in New England that later migrated to America. Transcendentalists believed that intuition and the individual conscience could “transcend” experience, making them better guides to truth than logical reason. They were also called Romantic Transcendentalists because they respected romantic ideals, such as independence, individuality, and nature. They believed that man must think independently in order to truly learn about the world.