THE REASON FOR THE POEMS Emily Dickinson’s reason for her poems were that she believed that women should be able to write poetry and well as men. Emily didn’t think that her poems needed to rhyme, but needed a sense of
The saying that love is blind, is one that is very wrong. Love is not blind, it is merely a faint line that many individuals chose not to see. During Shakespeare’s time, the societal norms that cultivated women were very precise. Women were held to high standards to both look and act in specific ways, but did society ever take it too far? Many poets during Shakespeare’s time wrote traditional blazon sonnets, ones that compared women to the most wondrous things life has to offer; gems, jewels, plants, and stars.
During Shakespeare’s time, the societal norms that cultivated women were very precise. Women were held to high standards both look and act in a specific way, but did society ever take it too far? Many poets during Shakespeare’s time wrote traditional blazon sonnets, ones that compared women to the most wondrous things life has to offer; gems, jewels, plants, and stars. Such beautiful comparisons were made, but the women were made out to be so unrealistic. Women had become a collection of objects rather than human, but Shakespeare shed some light on the matter at hand and presented a new way of thinking.
I hope all women will read it; it will do them good, too" (as cited in McLaurin and Majumdar 258). So, while Sackville-West acknowledges the clear discussion of gender equality - she maintains that the text is not a feminist essay. Nevertheless, the essay still serves the function
Both poems show different references to God in the divine in nature to pop culture. Coleridge was famous for his lyrical ballads and likes to write poems that make the reader think he is writing about. At the same time, his imagery is intense and impacts readers to pay close attention to his writing. This poem is valued for its appreciation of beauty and nature. During the Romantic era, it was known for poets to write with the power of imagination and striving for the infinite.
Romanticism emerged in the late eighteenth century in reaction to the rationalism of the Enlightenment. Wordsworth and other Romantics emphasized the vigor of everyday life, the importance of human emotions, and the enlightening power of nature. Romanticism also stressed the power of imagination, which encouraged freedom from standard conventions in art and sometimes provocatively reversed social conventions (Newworldencyclopedia.org, n.d.) He helped to unite the serenity of nature and the inner emotional world of men; poetry that reunited readers with true emotions and feelings. (Shmoop, 2008). He became England's poet laureate in 1843, a role he held until his death in 1850 (Kettler, n.d.) Originally inspired by the French Revolution and the social changes it brought, Wordsworth tried to create poetry of the people, in the language of the common man.
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, but curious 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 and revivify a language based on a variety of personal experiences.
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.
The focus on the self has been promoted by the poets themselves. Even when American poets have not purposely placed themselves in the forefront of their poems, many readers have sought to identify the personae with the biographical details belonging to the lives of the poets behind the lines. One hundred years after the one thousand eight hundred fifty-five publication of the first edition of Whitman's Leaves of Grass, the personal Autobiographical matter which reaches a peak with the publication of two of the twentieth century's most Influential volumes of poetry, Robert Lowell's Life Studies (1959). As soon as Lowell published Life Studies (1959), M(acha) L(ouis) Rosenthal reviewed it along exactly these lines: Lowell removes the mask. His speaker is unequivocally himself, and it is not hard to think of Life Studies as a series of personal confidences, rather shameful, that one is honor-bound not to reveal.
William Butler Yeats, especially in his earlier poetry, was one of the most important romantic poets, who exerted a great influence on his contemporaries as well as successors. Though, in his later poetry, the modern tradition which he used was opposite to romanticism, however, there is enough in Yeats’ poetry which is unmistakably romantic. Yeats in his early poetic stage believed in the theory of “art for life’s sake”. But in the nineties, he became the advocate of “art for art’s sake”. Influenced by the French Symbolist and the English Aesthetes he started writing “pure poetry”, free from all the exterior decorations.