“While Whitman served originally as a perfect foil for a young artist trying to plant roots in a country divorced from his American heritage, the poet finally became exalted in the eyes of a mature Eliot” (88). “Eliot 's cultural commentary in the 1930s and 40s, which sought to create a society united around certain religious and social doctrines so as to avoid the ‘chaos of liberal democracy’” is in contrast to Whitman’s idea of a democratic society. The former’s “need for order in his art, religion, and society” contrasts with the latter 's “apparent ease around chaos” (87). There are points of similarity too. “Successful experimentation with dramatic, poetic personas in the first person as well as important, albeit very distinct innovations on the long poem as a form” are among the similarities of the two poets.
In a letter to his brother, the great painter, Vincent Van Gogh, once wrote,“Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it”. In this quote, Van Gogh summarizes a subject great writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson has devoted entire essays to defining and explaining, and that is the subject of poetry. As it can be seen, a poet undertakes that almost impossible job of transposing what he or she sees in Nature on to paper for others to read. Only a true poet can be successful in an attempt. It is not just Nature a poet tries to capture into words, but also social experiences and human truths.
This morality, along with other countless values represented within the folk music slaves sing while they work, has been an important factor that has contributed to my new poem. “A Poem of Walt Whitman, an American”, a wonderful name for a poem about me, myself, and I, but it will not be as narcissistic as it may sound. This poem will show that the self is both individual and universal, all men are alike and different in their own way. Instead of facing this calamity on a political level, I shall face it from a philosophical
Blake’s work was mentioned as ‘diseased and wild’ by John Ruskin, even though Ruskin noted that Blake’s mind as ‘great and wise’. However, it was only in the Twentieth century that Blake was acknowledged as a notable poet and artist. Blake’s poems are simple and lyrical in form, but there are complex works too, which needs the reader to work hard to understand what Blake means. This complexity is due to the presence of mythological in addition to the philosophical sources present in his work. Blake himself has stated that he had to "create a System, or be enslaved by another Man 's.” this reasons the presence of vague thoughts and allusions in his work.
Both poets are very similar to each other in a way that both of them lived in the nineteenth century. "The two giants of 19th-century American poetry who played the greatest role in redefining modern verse are Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson (Burt)". Both Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are considered as the founders of today’s modern American poetry, whose they put the keystone, and which was further developed by other poets over the years. The poetry has been redefined. The modern poetry becomes more discreet which uses the topics of everyday life.
In terms of literature, Arab Americans also produced works with unprecedented resonance. Poetry became the sole personal voice that searched for warmth and consistency. Short stories and novels appeared in a large number, giving birth to what was later termed Post-9/11 Arab American literature. In such a context, Anglophone Arab literary responses to 9/11 have to be earth-shattering as the event itself was. Nadine Naber thought that one of the most effective ways to dismantle the virulent generalizations of Arab Americans is to humanize the people that are subject to them (1).
Besides Jennings the other Movement poets were also influenced by Eliot. It was the use of modern language which was important to them .His influence on twentieth century poetry is so strong that, paradoxically, it is often not noticed. “Eliot, of course, never ceases to have influence but his influence, on the level of language and rhythm, has become so completely assimilated into the poetic currency of the present time that he is no longer felt as a conscious influence”(Jennings, Let’s Have Some Poetry
Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are the most representative and brilliant poets of the nineteenth century and in the American literature in general. However, we can also say that, between them, they have the most different styles of writing they can have, just as well as their lives. For example, as Christenbury (n.d.) stated, firstly that Walt Whitman was someone “[…] who struggled to get his poems published and who developed a broad admiring audience during his lifetime. In contrast, the reclusive Emily Dickinson died unknown to the world of poetry, leaving a box full of unpublished poems”. Nevertheless, we can find some similarities in their lives, for example, both of them lived in a difficult historical period: on the one hand Emily Dickinson, who was born the 10th of December of 1830 and on the other hand, Walt Whitman, who was born the 31st of May of 1819, lived the period of the American civil war.
His verse managed components of nature, individual and social part of people. His topics are exceptionally motivational and innovative. The point of this paper is to dissect Robert Frost 's sonnet "The Road not taken". This examination is useful in understanding the essential idea of lyric that displays a differentiation amongst good and bad decisions in life. While, Frost had not originally intended for this to be an inspirational poem,
Whitman Walt, Williams Carlos Williams and Audre Lorde are three great American poetic writers in the American Literature. These writers transformed the literature world by using reality to create language in their writings, which is very fascinating, as they all used the language tools of symbolism, metaphor, nature and imagery in their critical illustrations of their poems. Example, Whitman, related his poet to the growth and changes that occurred in his life, thereby giving nature the room to do his work without withholding it, whereas Williams poems talks more about his life towards moving forward and achieving his goal expectation in life. Williams poet, talks more about ‘’glazed with rain water’’ which is also the force of nature in action.