He went insane and had to go to an asylum, all because of the strong feelings that conquered his life. It does indeed apply a negative effect on love. Overall, the writer successfully used various techniques and poetic devices that portray love as both a negative and positive emotion. He widely uses personifications as a technique that creates vivid images, as well as some similes and metaphors. I felt like love is an emotion that can either make or break your life, as I was reading the end of the poem where he was questioning himself and began to portray love as a negative emotion.
These strains have been labeled as ‘Dramatic’. He set a vague for metaphysical conceit and influenced a large number of contemporary poets. The concept of metaphysical conceit is another but most enticing aspect of Donne’s poetry. According to Dr Johnson, “conceits are the most heterogeneous ideas yoked by violence together”. Metaphysical poets are unable to achieve their poetic goals because they do not represent basic human nature and human feelings in their poetry.
After the Enlightenment Era, the Romantic Movement spanned from the late 18th to early 19th century. Some of the qualities that are unique to the Romantic Movement are the prioritization of feelings, emotion, and imagination over logical fact. Furthermore, romantic poetry has more unique qualities such as its admiration of youth, nature, and heroic individualism. William Blake's poems such as "The Tyger" and "A Poison Tree" as well as Samuel Coleridge's poem "Kubla Khan" are excellent examples of Romantic Poetry. "The Tyger's" deep sense of imagination and admiration of a product of nature and "A Poison Tree's" focus on human emotion, while "Kubla Khan" utilizes the unpredictable power of nature to compare it to its leader.
For him nature is not only beautiful but he believes nature has healing power, nature is sublime and eternal. Wordsworth says; Poetry is the spontaneous over flow of powerful emotions. And he believes nature has power to stir the thoughts too deep. While for Coleridge, Poetry is best words in their best order. For him nature is something to preserve.
17/PELA/034 Language in Milton’s Paradise Lost Milton is an English poet and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost, which is written in blank verse. William Hayley’s 1796 biography called him the “greatest English author” (McCalman 605). His poetry and prose reflects his self-determination and need for freedom. For a long time Milton served as a Latin secretary to Oliver Cromwell.
Both poems tend to lean towards a prominent theme of cultural identity – whilst Postcard from Kashmir explores the crisis of the national identity, Island Man deals with cultural identity of an individual. The author of the poem, Postcard from Kashmir, is himself an exiled Kashmiri and displays his three torments in his poem – the regret of leaving his home; dealing with the pain of being an outsider in an American diversified society; and the struggle of coming to terms with the changes that would have inevitably occurred in his absence in Kashmir. This inward battle is evident as he looks at the postcard from Kashmir. He is harshly awakened to the reality of being away from home and heritage in a mere “four by six inches” (l.2). Shahid Ali’s poem is essentially one of loss and longing – his love for his home “so overexposed” (l.10) is presented in a postcard.
Jaarsma (457) whose views of Goldsmith’s emotions are full of heartache and sorrow, comments that “the “I” is forced to admit that the world to which he so avidly wishes to return is inexorably lost to him”, which creates a striking image of despair and melancholy for the poet. Towards the denouement of the first section of the poem, Goldsmith appears to be full of heartache and wretchedness. The poet’s sense of longing for the past is yet again displayed, through the nostalgic recollections of his youth-“These were thy charms- but all these charms are fled” (34). From the numerous examples outlined above, it is evident that the themes of nostalgia and irishness have been addressed. Although Goldsmith’s recollections of his time spent in Ireland portray joy and delightfulness, the poet’s emotions of despair and sorrow are strongly present, due to his longing for the
(“You are all alone now, Creon” verbalizes the chorus Pg 60) This quote shows what customarily happens to a tragic hero, happens to creon as well, he get into a kind of isolation as the Queen(Eurydice), Prince(Hamon) and his princess(Antigone) are all dead. The quote are taken from the end of the book as it shows how creon has followed the greek definition of tragic hero. He has faced pride, love and loss due to his abuse of potency. He ended up like this because of his stubborn attitude. This shows that he did not realise his mistake in the beginning and when he lost everything he realises and regrets it.
English literary criticism of the Romantic era is most closely associated with the writings of William Wordsworth in his Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1800) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge in his Biographia Literaria (1817). Modern critics disagree on whether the work of Wordsworth and Coleridge constituted a major break with the criticism of their predecessors or if it should more properly be characterized as a continuation of the aesthetic theories of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century German and English writers. In 1800, in the Preface to Lyrical Ballads, Wordsworth issued his famous proclamation about the nature of poetry as “the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.” With this statement, Wordsworth posited a very different view of poetry
The use of never as a hyperbole reflects the feelings of the people, and also shows they have been lacking water for an extended period of time. By using such a strong hyperbole the poet is able to emphasize how bad their conditions are and how going for such long periods of time without water feels like forever. The poet also utilizes anastrophe in this line, which is the purposeful reversal of syntax. By reversing ‘is’ and ‘never’ the author is able to draw attention to the hyperbole never and add extra emphasis on