What is Poetry? Poetry is a part of literary worked. It is a branch from literature that express peoples mind into a written text that formulates an imaginative awareness and experience to create beautiful words and arranged, so it can symbolize the writer specific emotion response through meaning, sound, and rhythm. Poetry also can define as beauty of expression so that the writer of the poems itself can freely express their ideas, their though, their emotion and their feelings through the written text and people can read it and also can feel the feeling of the writer. The content in the poetry usually showing about the emotions and idea to the reader.
Despite the fact that the fundamental theme of each poem; the relationship of poets and their poems, is the same, through the three poems, the different views of each speaker is emphasized and showed thoroughly by imagery, and tone. First of all, in Neruda’s poem, he uses imagery like “prison”, and words like “must” to emphasize how his poems present creativity and freedom to people who are in desperate need of them, and his belief that it is his destiny to create such poems. In the poem, “The Poet’s Obligation”, from lines 1-6, and lines 18-19, Neruda uses words like “prison” which is a negative connotation to set the image of people’s lives as negative, and tiring. “Prison” is metaphorically used to illustrate how people are closed up in their own life, so busy that they forget about creativity and freedom. In line 2, Neruda uses the word “cooped up” which is originally used to describe chickens in a small space to describe how people are locked in houses and offices every day.
Modernist poetry is the affirmed break from the traditional literary subjects, styles, etc., specifically the nineteenth century Romantics and symbolist precursors. The modernists valued the construction of the literacy styles they sought to transform. An example of these literacy subjects, is compressed lyrics that would be used in a foreign verse. Additionally, modernist poetry emphasized the ideals of being marked by free verses and symbolism that contained visual creations. Along with their ideals and values, modernist poets believed that the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century has the ability to reinvent a language based on a variety of personal experiences.
‘A Different History’ by Sujata Bhatt is a poem that deals with identity, especially one’s cultural identity, in a post-colonial setting, specifically, India. There is also a strong link made between power and language in the poem, and how an oppressor’s language is imposed upon the suppressed. The poem is divided into two distinct stanzas, both of which are formatted differently and focus on different topics. The use of enjambments, repetition, sibilance, personification, and vivid kinesthetic and visual imagery in the poem depicts the poet’s plight about the loss of her cultural identity, and portrays how language is closely connected to power, as has been explored in the following essay. Bhatt begins by claiming that the ancient Greek
Death is considered to be one of the frequent topics in literature. In literary pieces, authors tend to explore this specific theme due to the fact that they may want to understand it better. Some authors and poets may have faced death or have been close to it, and in their works they want to share their experience. Sylvia Plath, who was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer, and belonged to the confessional poetry movement, was one of such authors. The aim of this paper is to find out whether there are some aspects, themes or symbols of the motif of death that appear in the poem ‘Lady Lazarus’ by Sylvia Plath and if so, what role they play there and to what extent they influence the understanding of the poem.
“…We are invited to see this significance in the perspective of the poem … but through our own perspective…” (Simecek, 504). The techniques of explaining your perspective can prove to be a rather challenging task. The authors William Shakespeare and Anne Bradstreet do just this. With the use of multiple literary devices, the poets used emotions and feelings to make you understand the connections between the author and subject. The perfect examples being the two titles, “Sonnet 18” and “The Author to Her Book”.
Poe believes that stories that dealt with gothic literature needed to have allegories in them to have a second level of meaning in addition to it’s literal meaning. Theses types of elements were popular in this time period because they taught moral lessons and contributed to the dark feeling a person undergoes when finding the true meaning of not only the story, but are able to personally understand the true feeling the author is trying to make individuals feel. In “The Tale and Its Effect”, Poe stated that he used and supported unity of effect to go about discussing the themes he embedded within his stories in order to make the reader to feel a certain way. He believes that they need to be short and sweet so that the author can get all the details to the reader. Poe exclaims that short stories are superior to novels because one is able to sit down and finish it in one-sitting rather than breaking the experience, with the possibility of forgetting important elements.
Modernist poetry is the affirmed break from the traditional literary subjects, styles, etc., specifically the nineteenth century Romantics and symbolist precursors. The modernists valued the construction of the literacy styles they sought to transform. An example of these literacy subjects is compressed lyrics that would be used in a foreign verse. Additionally, modernist poetry had the ideals of being marked by free verses and symbolism that contained visual creations. Along with their ideals and values, modernist poets believed the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century poets had the ability to reinvent a language based on a variety of personal experiences.
Therefore, it is this poetic thought that drives the poet’s mind and whilst people walk in the crowds indifferently, the various fragrances, and the expressions on people’s faces call out to the poet to think, and all this then is transformed into poetic creativity. 3. B. 1.3: Poetry as Social Message Poetry has been used for millennia as a means for transmitting historical and cultural information. Poets throughout history have also waged war on social ills and crimes against humanity through their verse.
In other words, where a tiny minority have all the money. The features of rich or developed countries for example, is the presence of a middle class, but, recently we have seen even the western countries are gradually losing their middle class, hence the increasing number of riot and clashes. In a society, poverty is a very harmful factor that can destabilize the entire country. Hence, there will be lack of intelligentsia and educated intellectuals to run the country and therefore poverty issue will remain (Poverties, 2011). Besides that, poverty can also cause high infant mortality and annual death rate, increase crime rate since people turn desperate to survive in the face of poverty and