The Role of Art in “The Fall of the House of Usher Art can be expressed within writing pieces, poems and short stories in various types of forms. Edgar Allen Poe uses music as a form of art to help the main character Roderick try to cope with his unstable state of mind. Roderick experiences moral dilemmas and music serves to distort his feelings unintentionally. Simiraily, the ancient greek philosopher Aristotle believed that for a balance of life one needs to encounter the bad experiences in order to feel better and move on to better times. Furthermore, his belief was focused that one needs to participate in negative emotions to relieve the pain that he or she feels.
These poems, “London, 1802” written by William Wordsworth, and in “Douglass” written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, call to a person to help their country in their time of suffering. In “London, 1802”, the narrator calls John Milton to help England in their time of sorrow and for him to return their happiness. “Give us manners, virtue, freedom, power.” (line 8) Whilst in “Douglass”, as the title of the poem implies, calls to Frederick Douglass, who was a famous intellect and civil rights promoter. I will give some key information to help with the understanding of these two poems written by great authors. The author of “London, 1802”, William Wordsworth was a romantic poet, he with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to birth the Romantic Age in English literature.
One of them is “ 'Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey '” which Irving wrote after his visit to homes of Walter Scott and Lord Byron as a mark of admiration of his friends. Washington Irving is the author of “An Unwritten Drama of Lord Byron”. It had been written based on plan of poem which Byron intended to write under the influence of Calderon’s drama, Spanish play. Since Byron’s Lordship did not know Spanish, it would be better to note the role of Shelley in introduction of it to Byron. As abovementioned the idea came from Spanish play, but there are several critical disputes around the title of the drama because Lord Byron mistakenly entitled it as Embozado or Encapotado.
Censorship is the act of suppressing something, and, since we're talking about a form of art here, censorship in this case means specifically the act of suppressing something the censor finds objectionable or offensive, usually on moral, religious or political grounds. (Breazeale). This means that the reason for banning the novel Fahrenheit 451 was because of the controversial ideas that went against the growing popular thought of propaganda and technology being supported by the government. In the novel, Bradbury stated “We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal.
Poetry Analyzation: Both Cowper and Poe have very distinct writing styles and techniques, as Cowper writes poetry that revolves around religion and Poe differs with essays that involve many imaginative and dark aspects, such as a theme of death. In one of his poems “The Negro’s Complaint” , Cowper demonstrates his writing skills through a controversial poem that brings god and slavery together. This poem was used as an act of conscience, because of the guilt he felt for the “sin” of using African-Americans as pawns of slavery by his people. Cowper made this poem to give those who are not heard, a voice, and to raise awareness for those who cannot riot or protest for their own freedom, hoping to result with putting reality into the conscience of slave owners. The poem is constructed into seven stanzas, organized in iambic pentameter containing a rhythm of “ababcdcd”, throughout the rhythm of the poem comes reflection to the emotions of the speaker whom is a slave.
When analyzing Howells’ “Novel-Writing and Novel- Reading”, Howell criticizes writers who produce fiction, because he believes that truth is beauty. He states, “The truth which is the only beauty, is truth to human experience” (p.572). This can be applied to the story of ‘Editha”, because she did not view the truth as human experience. The truth about the war, to her, was that it is
The two poems, “London’s Summer Morning” by Mary Robinson and “London” by William Blake relate to the social world at the height of the industrial revolution in Europe. Blake focuses on all that is wrong about “London” with an emphasis on the plight of the less fortunate. On the other hand, Robison seeks to create a contrast between the affluent who enjoy being in London and the less fortunate who constantly endure the experience. In Blake’s “London”, every character or set of characters is undergoing great suffering or desolution. However, a close reading of the poem alongside an assessment of contemporary history will show that the London Blake is referring to is the same London that Robison is referring to with the only difference being perspective.
In his poem “We Wear the Mask” Dunbar writes about people wearing masks but the true meaning of the poem is how people will try to hide their identity to look like a better more perfect person. In his poem “Life” dunbar writes about how life is not always good and at t8imes life seems to be really bad. He also points out in his writing that we would not know what good is if we don’t experience bad. Those are some examples of how Dunbar writes most of his poetry on serious
Through his poems, he forces people to know the history of the development of English poetry and to look at the seventeenth-century England with a new vision of Romanticism. At the same time, his works deepen people 's understanding of French symbolism in the nineteenth century and make people more aware of the possibility of drawing lessons from foreign poetry. Eliot uses tradition and personal innovation, combined with the revitalization of the twentieth-century British poetry, which leads to poems full of vitality. Based on the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” this paper explores the poet 's exploration and innovation in the aspects of poetic skills and content. The early works of Eliot are in a low tone, and he often uses association, metaphor, and suggestion to express modern people 's depression.
Wilde was claimed to be a follower of the Aesthetic Movement which begs the question, what was he trying to imply in creating his novel? Wilde was not the leader of the Aesthetic movement but rather “a spokesman for the late 19th-century Aesthetic movement in England, which advocated art for art’s sake” (Luebering 133). Dorian’s story shows how aesthetic beliefs can ruin the life if to pursue them blindly. In this way, Oscar Wilde not only demonstrates the Aesthetic movement in all its glory but also tells about its poisonous effect to moral that can occur. Basil worshipped Dorian’s and art’s beauty too much.