It includes many Romantic features like nature, overflow of emotions, gothic elements, imagination, and individuality. The theme of nature is obvious in the novel. The Romantics believed that people should be one with nature. They were enthralled with mysterious forces of nature. They believed that nature had a healing power.
Title In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald presents many themes in his novel. One of the themes is the excessive amount of love that is a whirl wind of emotion between Daisy and Gatsby. This theme is developed throughout the book by the different climate changes that happen to each situation. The motif of weather provides an unfailingly match to the emotional and narrative tone of the story.
Leaves rustling in the wind on a brisk fall day, the sun’s rays glistening the dew drops of a flower, and the heavy weight of snow on one’s rooftop after a chilly December night; these are all detailed and sensational descriptions of nature's most extreme conditions. Typically these detailed descriptions evoke a strong sense of emotion within the reader's mind, and provide a feeling of connection with nature. In the short story The Fall of the House of Usher by: Edgar Allen Poe, and in the poem Thanatopsis by: William Cullen Bryant, Poe and Bryant set the mood using two romanticism characteristics; detailed descriptions of the surrounding landscape to connect to the senses of the reader, along with parallels of nature to human beings, these
William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Lord Byron are the most famous romantic poets who used sublime in their works. Each poet used the sublime in a different way from the other, but for them all, the sublime reflects the effect of Nature on them and they depicted what they felt through their works. Starting with Wordsworth, he defined poetry as “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility” (263). Hence, the use of sublime can be understood from Wordsworth’s definition of poetry. Wordsworth is popular with his use of sublime in most of his works.
Intertextual Essay In the story Frankenstein, Mary Shelley adds a poem into the story to emphasize the theme in her story, which is Humanity, nature's healing force and romanticism. On page 111 of Frankenstein Mary Shelley adds her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley poem, “Mutability” to show Victor's perspective on the creature, and the growing of the creature he had created. “Mutability” “means the quality of being changeable... or is the ability to change.”
John Keats was a poet who saw nature as being exhilarating and beautiful. He often drew comparisons between nature and poetry to express his thoughts. In his poems “Bright Star” and “When I have fears,” John Keats uses alliteration and personification to express his emotions towards mortality. In “Bright Star,” he uses these devices to express his desire to be eternal and permanent by comparing them to a star. Similarly, in “When I have Fears,” he uses them to capture his fear of dying before accomplishing greatness in writing and romance.
“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” Poets and authors who lived throughout the British Literature Romantic Era in would agree to this statement. The poets and authors of the Romantic era such as Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and C.S. Lewis believed that beauty was found in nature. They believed nature had the power of healing. They carefully crafted nature and exploration into their novels because they believed that nature added a layer of complexity and interest to the novels.
All in all, Edgar Allan Poe wrote an amazing poem showing the different feelings toward his love that had passed on. Tiger Army took that piece and change the mood and perspective of the poem and turned it into a song. They both talk about the same thing, just with a different mood/tone. Both authors writing great pieces should their love for Annabel Lee.
For Romantic poets, there is no greater force upon humans than one of the many forms of the imagination. For William Wordsworth, this force is exemplified in memory. The greatest example of his exploration of memory comes from "Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798. " In it he displays his opinion of memory as a powerful source of enlightenment and pleasure through his interaction with the natural world. It becomes something he recalls time and time again to ease the ills of everyday life, giving him solace that he hopes can also affect the companion of the poem, his sister, Dorothy. Through his experience within "Tintern Abbey," Wordsworth presents his view that memory is a powerful balm that can allow its bearer some degree of relief from the adverse situations that a person may face throughout life.
Writers like; John Keats, William Wordsworth, and William Blake all wrote about problems that people used to ignore and never try to fix and presented it in both direct and indirect way by picturing feelings with the nature surrounding it in a simple language. La Belle Dame sans Merci is a romantic poem because the knight meets a beautiful person that he thinks he falls in love with at first sight. Little does he know that she has cast a spell on him. Before the spell is cast he makes her a garland of flowers, a bracelet and a belt. She brings him goods to eat.
Steinbeck grew up in nearby Salinas and often visited the famous neighborhood. His friend Ed Ricketts also lived on Cannery Row and may have served as an inspiration for the piece. It was also written at the end of World War 2 and in Steinbeck’s own words, a kind of nostalgic thing, written for a group of soldiers who said to me, ‘Write something funny that isn’t about war. Write something for us to read- we’re sick of
Comparing the Works of T.S. Eliot and Theodore Roethke When reading the two poems, one can definitely catch the similarities of both poems, yet how they vary differently. One poem talks about how the winter evening makes the day feel and the other talks about how dark it is in the cellar and the how life is down there. They both seem to have been written by someone going through depression or a difficult situation in life. Many poems can be written to sound similar to another piece of work, yet have different meaning and ideas.
In this assignment I will be comparing and contrasting The Tell Tale Heart, written by Edgar Allen Poe and The Cold Embrace written by Mary E. Braddon. These two horror stories share similarities, however they also have their differences. One of the main differences in these stories is the technique the author chooses to open the story, which creates a certain tone for the two stories. In our case, both stories open with the main character giving a message to the reader of their life.
The Enlightenment and Romanticism periods are two genres that consists of some of the world’s greatest work. The Romanticism era evolves around the time of the mid 1600’s, to the late 1700’s. It accentuates highly on emotions, and feelings of what ‘ought to be. The literary work that I have chosen in the Romanticism period is from the author Emily Dickenson and the work is titled “After great pain, a formal feeling comes—“. This particular poem appeals to deep emotion towards an internal pain.