I believe Poe was haunted by his past as an orphan and also went through a life all alone which led him to the alcohol abuse, madness, and to his self-destruction. Even though the life of Edgar Allan Poe wasn’t great; But, because of that life he was a writer, editor, literary critic, essayist, invented the detective, invented science fiction, and because of all this he was Widely influential in Europe. Through each author or poet you can understand probably why they wrote what they wrote, mostly through feelings that occurred to them and through the writing they expressed it freely and maybe careless. In this case with all understanding Poe was that dark, gothic, etc writer because of the kind of life he had been living. It might seem like I am a fan of Poe but, let me compare him to another poet like Shakespeare which to my believe I think is better even though both of them are the most famous poets of time.
In fact, the author manages not only to portray a very intricate character by means of a range of verbs we will discuss later, but also focuse on the complexity of the actions one has to take under difficlut circumstances. Also, it stresses the regret we have once we choose one way since we may have no other chance to explore the possibilities of other options. Having studied Robert Frost’s biography and literary criticism on the poem we may assert that major themes combined in the poem include: 1. Isolation and limiting the individual in his or her natural and social environment, and the existence as a part of one’s lifetime dilemma, 2. The ambiguous nature as the foundation of human intelligence.
The notion Byronic Hero took its name after the English Romantic poet Lord Byron. It first appears in latter’s poem Childe Harold 's Pilgrimage (1812–1818), and is described by the historian and critic Lord Macaulay as “a man proud, moody, cynical, with defiance on his brow, and misery in his heart, a scorner of his kind, implacable in revenge, yet capable of deep and strong affection” (qtd. Christiansen 201). Conventionally, the figure is presented as a young and attractive male with a bad reputation, who defies authority and conventional morality. However, he becomes paradoxically ennobled by his rejection of virtue.
Elliot simply used these allusions to tell his own story, sometimes giving new meanings to quotes, or adding emphasis to new words or phrases. Often, these references had to be understood themselves for a reader to truly know what was being said in one of Elliot’s works. One such work that contains so many references to past writers and works, is “The Love Story of J. Alfred Prufrock”. The story of Prufrock is an intriguing one dominated by allusions and many references to earlier works of literature that Elliot himself read, and applied to a story of a modern man. The love song is actually a poem, but one of the meanings of love song, is a poem.
Background To analyze the poem critically, it is very important to understand the milieu in which the poem was written, because this poem is highly autobiographical expressing the mental state of poet at that time. Earlier, he was a close associate of Wordsworth and was highly influenced by his views of nature but later at the time when this poem was composed his unhappy fate led him to contradict wordsworthian stance of nature. When Coleridge composed this poem, he was suffering from deep emotional dejection because of domestic discord and crises in creative imagination. His unfulfilled love for Sara Hutchinson and opium addiction worked havoc for his poetic powers. These events brought him to such a despondency that he felt himself separated from nature and drowned in an endless dismal pain.
They believed that if the literature standards are ignored, it will result in cultural degeneration. He wrote An Essay of Criticism and The Dunciad to elucidate on his viewpoint of literary standards. The Dunciad, the long and elaborated mock-heroic poem of Alexander Pope was first published in 1728. The poem is filled with dark brilliance which at first served as a weapon for the personal war Pope had against stupidity and dullness. According to Pope, “Dulness” presides over the literary creations of the hack writers and is promoted by patrons who cannot appreciate art and publishers who prioritize profitability.
This long disease deforms his physical appearance and his personal character wears off. Disease’s results can seem scary and pathetic at first view however, it is Pope’s whole life and it strengthen his literary sense, if persfective is changed against to ilness. Actually, Pope becomes complaning person but he strives to get rid of it and ilness makes him the greatest satirist at the and. He writes “Essay on Criticism” in heroic couplets that consist of two rhyming lines. “Essay on Criticism”
Mathew Arnold as a Critic of English Literature – With Special Reference to Functions of Poetry Dr. George Kolanchery Asst. Professor (English),Bayan College, Oman (Aff. Purdue University, USA) Abstract Mathew Arnold is an important critic of English Literature. Before him, English criticism was in fog, and whatever criticism we find, is more based on personal notions than on any consistent methods. Dryden is regarded as the first critic of English, but his criticism is based on personal notion- sympathy and knowledge rather than on any formula.
The poet, Thomas Nashe is an Elizabethan era poet playwright and satirist. He is known for his style of writing that reflects his variety of voice and tone, profligate wordplay, flashy but perhaps excessive pomposity, and his distinct flair for irony and his linguistic expertise. The poem comes from his play ‘Summer’s Last Will and Testament’ which was performed in the company of the archbishop of Canterbury in 1592. Although the 16th century suffered through times of plague I believe the poet meant to capture not only the path left behind by the predatory disease but also our vulnerability to it. In today’s time, it may be interpreted as no matter how far the human race advances scientifically, technologically or physiologically we will never
The imagery in W.B. Yeats’ poetry gave way to a handling of folklore and themes deriving from his deep sense of a basic dichotomy in the universe. His poems show a new hardness and irony. “Byzantium” haunts the mind and probes emotions as no other English poet had done. The theme of the poem is the attempt to escape from old age and decay by escaping altogether from the world of biological change to the timeless world of art symbolized by Byzantium.