The tone ii the poem is immensely important because it tells the reader the attitude or feeling the poet takes toward a theme or subject. 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.
Blake’s work was mentioned as ‘diseased and wild’ by John Ruskin, even though Ruskin noted that Blake’s mind as ‘great and wise’. However, it was only in the Twentieth century that Blake was acknowledged as a notable poet and artist. Blake’s poems are simple and lyrical in form, but there are complex works too, which needs the reader to work hard to understand what Blake means. This complexity is due to the presence of mythological in addition to the philosophical sources present in his work. Blake himself has stated that he had to "create a System, or be enslaved by another Man 's.” this reasons the presence of vague thoughts and allusions in his work.
It is known that poets around the world have many characteristics that makes them unique, but what happens when these aspects break the walls of what it is consider as normal? Some poets with special characteristics in his or her pieces of work are not well-known when they are alive, but when they are dead. That’s the case of Emily Dickinson, a really famous North American poet whose poems were released after her decease on May the 18th of 1886. In addition, her style of being very critical about what was around her and the way she expressed this through words, gave her the capability of transforming abstract ideas into rational explanations; which most of the time, and in purpose were interpretations of the reader. Dickinson’s style of writing was strict and with several rules to follow, this pattern was not shared by her colleague Walt Whitman, whose pieces of work were, at a first sight, disorganized and chaotic.
Poetry is a great way of expression, and one example of a great poet is Sylvia Plath. 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.
Compare and Contrast We Grow Accustomed to the Dark and Acquainted With the Night Based on Emily Dickinson’s and Robert Frost’s biography, the two poets struggled a lot while writing this poem which enhances the poem to a mush superior level. Emily Dickinson’s “We Grow Accustomed to the Dark” and Robert Frost’s “Acquainted With the Night”, in particular both poems talks about uncertainty of life but Emily Dickinson presents darkness more than Frost through point of view, symbol and structure. There are many possible contributing factors to the point of view of the two poems. Emily Dickinson uses first person plural, as evidenced in multiple lines, “We”. She makes it clear when she also uses uncertainty in a universal way because of “We”.
Emily Dickinson was a poet who wrote over 1,800 poems mostly about death even though she was young. Emily Dickinson’s writing was different than many other poets in the 19th century. Dickinson’s writing incorporated her emotions, metaphors, broken rhyming meter, use of dashes, and intentional capitalization unnecessary words. Dickinson’s fascination in nature that is exposed through her continues theme of nature’s beauty and the gothic movement in 19th century England most heavily influenced Dickinson’s poems. This essay will explore the influence of nature’s beauty, and the gothic movement on Dickinson’s poems, Dickinson’s poems influence on other people, a reoccurring theme, and an analysis of “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”.
Dickinson on Death An analysis of the perspective on death and the afterlife presented in the poem “Because I could not stop for Death”. Death, and what happens to us afterwards has always been a much debated, highly controversial topic. Every era has its own take on it. This view on death is often reflected in the art and literature of that particular era. However, Emily Dickinson’s poem “Because I could not stop for Death” presents a more undecided perspective on death, and the afterlife, which differs from the grim, Christian perspective in the nineteenth century.
Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are the most representative and brilliant poets of the nineteenth century and in the American literature in general. However, we can also say that, between them, they have the most different styles of writing they can have, just as well as their lives. For example, as Christenbury (n.d.) stated, firstly that Walt Whitman was someone “[…] who struggled to get his poems published and who developed a broad admiring audience during his lifetime. In contrast, the reclusive Emily Dickinson died unknown to the world of poetry, leaving a box full of unpublished poems”. Nevertheless, we can find some similarities in their lives, for example, both of them lived in a difficult historical period: on the one hand Emily Dickinson, who was born the 10th of December of 1830 and on the other hand, Walt Whitman, who was born the 31st of May of 1819, lived the period of the American civil war.
Often pondered by humanity is the existence of life, life stages, human vs. nature and the finality of it all death. Life, death and the human struggle to understand the existence of a living object in nature or to ponder through man's struggle with the certainty of death is the author’s focus. However, death is not the final frontier; it is but the finality of all life for both humanity and the natural world. Frightening to some, being human and rational beings, both poets ponder the prospect of existence, life's stages and death in both worlds. Philip Freneau born in 1752 (the earliest of the two poets) first published his poem “The Wild Honey Suckle” in 1786.
Shakespeare appeared to be mocking the worshipful attitude of the Petrarchan sonnet, as he used a different type of idealism and chose to write homoerotic poetry. He continues this “mocking attitude” as his poetry of praise also appears to be written in quite a different, more complex style than that of a traditional sonnet. Shakespeare used what some critics call “the paradox of praise” throughout his sonnet sequence, rarely focusing on the monarchy. Shakespeare’s self-conscious deployment of homoeroticism, theatre, and printed poetry is quite unique, and does not feature in the traditional Elizabethan sonnet. These points will now be discussed in detail and argued throughout this essay, with reference to secondary sources and several of Shakespeare’s sonnets.