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.
By comparing the theme and contrasting the tone of both poems the speaker creates, 2 works that look different, but actually is very similar revealing a powerful message to the audience. First and foremost, the theme of both poems is that life goes on, with or without you. However, “Sir I exist!
Plath was an amazing poet in the modernist period. She was influenced greatly by the era she lived in and her emotions during the time. She went through many hard times in her life, so she wrote to keep her mind off of them. Some of her poems included “Aftermath,” “Lorelei,” and “All Appearance.” She used many types of figurative language to convey the message of the poem.
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.
Many times in literature multiple authors will speak about the same topic and many times differences in opinion can occur. Though the opinions differ from each other the writings came be equally logical and admirable. An example of this occurrence would be the writings of “To Helen” by Edgar Allen Poe and “Helen” by Hilda Doolittle. In Poe’s poem he demonstrates his admiration for Helen and her beauty while in Doolittle’s poem she demonstrates a strong hatred towards Helen and her beauty. Though both poems illustrate differences in opinions both pieces of writing are greatly written and give great views of opinions.
Sound and Sense After reading the two poems, “Love Poem” by John Frederick Nims, and “Love Song: I and Thou” by Alan Dugan, we are introduced to two very appealing poems that both effectively display a certain type of emotion, each unique to the respective poems. In both these poems, we can pinpoint certain poetic devices that were adeptly used throughout both poems in either the lack of or use of them. The two poetic devices that will be outlined in the essay include Allusion, where the two authors were both able to use references from two similar sources, and Rhyme, where the authors were capable of of incorporating the lack of or the extreme use of rhymes. By comparing these two poems, a conclusion will be grasped as to which poem was better executed.
Through out this semester we have gone through so many readings. The readings were different types of readings. These different types of readings were things such as poems and full on stories. In my perspective all of these readings were all wonderful, the reason why these readings were wonderful is because as you read these poems and stories you get a sense of what the writer is trying to convey. To me I felt like I was in the story or poem because its just the understanding of what the writer is trying to say that made me grow a connection to the story or poem.
In other words, how the author feels about the subject in the poem. This is done by the choice of certain words or the inclusion of certain details rather than others. There can be two poems that are written about the same subject, but mean entirely different things because of the tone conveyed by the poet. For example, Richard Lovelace “To Lucasta On Going to the Wars”, and Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est”, are both poems written about war, but the poems’ difference in tones make the two very different pieces from each other. Although both poems are written about the same subject, the authors’ tone leave the reader with a very different understanding of each poem and its meaning.
Jorge Navarro Per.3 3/13/17 Many authors use figurative language to interpret an objective that may not be understood because of its indefinite nature, and to illustrate the theme. In the poems, "Journey", by Mary Oliver, and "La Belle", by John Keits, both use connotative language that express how to stay strong when under pressure and the importance of independance, as well as things not always being what they seem. In both pieces of poetry, the authors use various forms of figurative language to promote the current theme, such as in Oliver's and Keits poem, they both utilize symbolism throughout their poems. Eventually, both authors inform their reader's that they should never be discouraged by the road ahead, and not depend on others. To begin with, in Mary Oliver's poem, "Journey" the author expresses the theme of being able to work well under pressure by the use of symbolism.