Providing oneself with a new perspective on the changes that Whitman and Dickinson created throughout history. They also provided readers with a new feeling of accomplishment while reading their poetry. Because of their contributions to poetry, today poetry is written in many varying
My desire and passion for writing was influenced by authors of old such as George Orwell and Alexie Sherman who used techniques such as ethos in their writings. George Orwell in his essay Why I write in 1946 describes his development as a writer and explains the four factors that drive his writing, he explains different writing
William Wordsworth once declared “poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” (151) in his “Preface to Lyrical Ballads.” When reading this assertion, one might think Wordsworth believes that poetry is made simply by writing down one’s feelings, void of any processing or reflection. However, Wordsworth recognizes that writing poetry requires a combination of intellectual processes, namely recollection and contemplation, by adding that “[poetry] takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility: the emotion is contemplated till […] successful composition […] begins” (151). In this paper, I borrow and expand on Wordsworth’s ideas about poetry to examine how William Maxwell’s short story “Love” results from Maxwell’s secondary
The important part of poetry being fictional, is that it still has moral truth. Eagleton’s definition suggests that the poem does not have to be non-fiction to still be true about life or the values, significance and purposes of humans. Eagleton states, a poem that is fictional not only means that it is imaginary, but also that the experience in which the poem is about can be understood in many ways. The meaning of a poem can not be determined by the poem itself, due to the fact that the context of the poem does not have an original context to compare the meaning too. Since the context does not have factual truth, each reader that reads it will have a different interpretation
Fictional stories allow people to think in ways that are out of the ordinary as it gives situations that do not normally happen in the real world. Many inventions were prompted by fictional movies or books and are now coming to life. For example, the design of Disneyland was based on fairytales. People took the effort to bring these movies and stories to life by using their imagination. This could not be done without reading fictional books that encouraged their creativity to create this magical land that is loved by millions around the world.
From the overtly moralistic original oriented poetry that may well have been handed down as folk tales across the generations. Poetry is now more heavily concerned with the entertainment of children, using playfulness that children hopefully take into the playgrounds and share with their peers. Encouraging them to experience and experiment with language and to wonder, as Jane Taylor hoped. Michael Rosen however does not take poetry in just a light hearted form, he takes verse and explores realistic subjects frequently taking the form of unfinished conversations and adopting the voice of the child. (Styles, 2009) Poetry uses its rhythmic patterns to make it memorable and easy to read, setting up expectations for the reader, these expectations can be conformed to in such poetry as ‘The Story Of Little Suck-A-Thumb’ or broken in nonsense poetry to add to the humour it conveys.
In English Literature, it is common for authors to write based on what they have experience, sometimes it is done intentionally and sometimes it happens indirectly. Inspiration for their work typically does not come out from thin air. It comes from what they have seen, felt, heard, and experienced. Many writers find that writing it out is their best form of communication. Notable writers such as Sylvia Plath, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Neil Hilborn have found writing to be therapeutic and a method to silence their minds.
But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. " Contrary to popular belief, poets do not write poems for others, they write poems for themselves, to describe the beauty of the world as they see it. People love poems not because they believe that the poets are talking to them, but because they enjoy the beauty of the poem itself. They use the poem as a guide in their own lives. Robin Williams, in the same movie and again quoting Keatings says, "Just when you think you know something, you have to look at in another way.
Great writing can come from a far range of time periods, some of which were marked by accepted racism and sexism. This doesn’t change how well the piece is written, but it does change what can be taught through the piece. For instance, look at Mark Twain. He lived in a time before women could vote and before the civil rights movement changed interracial interaction. If a teacher tried to use Twain’s novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, to teach their students values today, it would be hard to divorce Twain’s controversial views from his non controversial views.
For most of history, writing can be seen as a way to pass down one’s wisdom. Poems are a form of writing that combines philosophy with history. More often than not, poetry is a way for writers to express their true desires, sentiments, and feelings. Poems are the essence of an author’s soul. When compared, poems are similar to paintings, as both are metaphysical depictions of the creator’s mind.