E.E. Cummings: Form in Function When reading anything-- be it the smallest stanza or largest epic novel--, one of the first things one notices, albeit perhaps subconscious, is form. An author who tends to shed light on the poignancy of grammar and form in writing is the brilliant ee cummings. Cummings used an original style of wording and format to further convey a point, specifically in his poems "ygUDuh," "the sky was," "i carry your heart with me," and “!blac.” Edward Estlin Cummings was born on October 14, 1894 to well-known Unitarian parents in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cummings had known from a young age that he was destined to be a poet, and his parents greatly supported his creative gifts.
Love and Optimism in Robert Browning’s Selected Poems Introduction Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English artist and dramatist whose dominance of sensational verse, particularly emotional monologs, made him one of the first Victorian poets. Browning had composed a book of verse which he later annihilated when no distributer could be found. In the wake of being at one or two non-public schools, and demonstrating an insuperable aversion of school life, he was instructed at home by a guide by means of the assets of his father 's broad. By the age of fourteen he was conversant in French, Greek, Italian and Latin. He turned into an incredible admirer of the Romantic artists, particularly Shelley.
“Two armies that fight each other is like one large army that commits suicide.” -Henri Barbusse, 1916. Wilfred Owen was an English poet and soldier. He had been writing poetry since he was a teenager, and before the war, he worked as a teacher 's assistant and language tutor in France. He enlisted in England in 1915 and sent to the western front in early 1917. He was sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital after experiencing heavy fighting, and there he met Siegfried Sassoon, who already had established himself in the writing world and shared views with Owen.
Lowell “studied Greek and Latin at St. Mark’s, a prep school, and at Harvard and Kenyon College, where he graduated with the highest honors” (Meyers 173). Like any great poet, Lowell had a great education and he used it to write his poetry. But Lowell also used his life and knowledge to write his poetry. Jeffrey Meyers noted that “Lowell used Classical culture to reflect on contemporary
In Memory of W. B. Yeats is an elegy written for Yeats. Auden praises Yeats’ talent for poetry and he talks about his inspirations such as Ireland. In metaphorical sense he says even nature could not stand to his death. Auden speaks about Yeats’ last moments in one of the stanzas. After that he emphasize his immortality because of his art, even though he is death people will admire his art and he would not be forgotten.
Davie has known the relevance of Amis’ poetry with the political issue of the period after Second World War and in this connection he says: “ Amis’ poetry, however, is much to our purpose, since for more than his novels it concerns itself quite explicitly with political issues. It does so not under Hardyesque but rather under Gravesian auspices…”( Davie, Thomas Hardy and British Poetry 358 ). Amis also befriended Jennings at Oxford and for a time became her literary mentor, though she was hardly an ironist in vein of Amis, Wain and Larkin. They were all composing poems at the time. One of the poems, Retrospect seems to have influenced Jennings’s poem Delay for their endings are strikingly similar.
I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.”, saying that he believes his lyrics are creditable of having the title of poetry. In the lifetime of his career, he said that he never stopped to ask himself the question “Is this literature?”. A writer, Salman Rushdie, voiced his opinion on the matter, on Twitter, by saying “From Orpheus to Faiz,song & poetry have been closely linked. Dylan is the brilliant inheritor of the bardic tradition.Great choice”, he, as a novelist, believed that poetry and lyrics were very hard to distinguish from each other. Also, the Swedish Academy, which chose Dylan for the award, said that he won because he had “created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, agreeing with others that Dylan’s music was worthy of having the title of poetry and literature.
Rabindranath Tagore is a renowned and prominent figure in Indian Writing in English literature. The Gitanjali, one of his greatest poetic creations, marked a great transition in his life when Tagore’s national longing became merged in the universal. It was this spirit of universality in Tagore that earned him the prestigious and internationally acclaimed prize, the Noble Prize in 1913. He is the first and the last Indian so far who has achieved this feet in the field of literature. In Tagore’s poetry, we find a unique trait and the ecological wisdom.
Tagore 's language of literary creation truly was Bengali-the sweetness of the diction, the simplicity of emotion could alone be rendered in his mother tongue. The translation of Gitanjali into English was not with an intention but it just happened when due to ill health he was on his way to England. He received wide spread applause from the West which was followed by the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. But soon after this, there was a sudden and sharp decline in his reputation in the West. Towards the end of the twentieth century once again there has been a definite increase in his reading public.In this era of Globalisation ,we still are seeking the values of peace and harmony in the world that been voiced in his works.