Symbolism is one of the milestones of poetry. Symbolism by the definition is “the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense.” A symbol has two layers. At outside, it has the meaning of itself, at inside it hides something deeper. Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven is based on a memory of persona facing its obsessions and fears caused by them. On the other hand, in Sonnet 64, William Shakespeare converts the feelings he has about time, his worries and fear about what it is capable of showing to words written with ink.
Cesario’s response clearly identifies his cleverness, skill and how he is a natural poet. Olivia is so drawn in because Cesario’s type of poetry is new and spontaneous in comparison to Orsino’s cliched poetry (once again referring to the idea that Orsino is misguided in love). Here Shakespeare has used comic relief in this scene as Orsino himself would never live in a makeshift hut as he is ‘above’ that. Once Cesario leaves Olivia wants to know how one “so quickly may catch the plague?” This metaphor contains an element of violence, further painting the idea that it physically hurts Olivia to love and in an extreme case it may make her want to die. Overall, Shakespeare has presented love as a complex theme throughout Act 1 by consistently showing how love can either end in happiness or hurt.
The book and the poem have great works and uses of literary devices that show us that love is an unbreakable bond. The poem uses metaphorical symbolism to reveal that his emotions are as enormous as an ocean. Knowing that this poem is a metaphor we can assume see that the textual evidence is very keen and mild to find. However, the poem uses other ways to convey its messages such as hyperboles. In the last line, it indicated the hyperbole by mentioning, “ Below us, as far as my eyes could see”Tennyson 12.
However, in amongst stark differences, there are also notable structural similarities between both poems. In ‘The Garden of Love’, Blake has used a somewhat regular rhyme scheme of ABAB for the first two stanzas and ABCD for the final stanza. This regularity is also displayed in Mavell’s poem which is written entirely in couplets. The breakdown of the rhyme scheme in Blake’s poem mirrors the disruption to the harmonious element of love displayed by the Garden in the first stanza and creates an unnatural sense of incompleteness and fear. This implies that the chapel, representing institutionalised religion, destroys all elements of nature and innate human desire.
It will start you on the right path to unlocking your purpose. The reader can now infer that Rilke used the extended metaphor to help the young poet see that he was searching for beauty in the wrong place and that he needed to search within himself to uncover
’’The Song of myself’’ is a full of purpose to describe the main roles of individual in the American society. He wants to show the full values of love, the pure apprehension of the work of art and the nature of the individual in general. For him is a purpose of finding the answer to the reason of our existence. His poetic technique that he uses as the first person is a revolutionary movement, a conversion of the poetry existed before. A new way of self-expression, that is, criticizing the old traditions.
The Beautiful Soul of Don Damien is an enticing tale, with a unique point of view. The portion of the tale that makes it so unique, is that the story is told by the narrator through Don Damien’s soul’s perspective of the events. The character development is beautifully demonstrated through the use of the techniques, direct statements and indirect characterization. The journey to the discovery and final assessment of Don Damien’s personality, is intriguing as both a reader and a student learning from the Juan Bosh’s writing. The reason I chose to analyze the character development of Don Damien, in the story ‘The Beautiful Soul of Don Damien’ is because of the other characters contrasting views about Don Damien, and also the peculiar way the character development is brought about by Juan Bosh.
ELIOT 'S MODERNISM ' ' A VOYAGE FROM PAST TO PRESENT ' ': T. S. Eliot 's poetry sheds light on the modernist literature and determines the framework of the modern poetry through a plenty of innovative techniques. Principally, impersonality roots in Eliot 's poetry; which means an escape from personality and emotions (Underhill 170). His theory of impersonality in poetry is a strategy of avoiding confession (191). Ackerly draws attention to Eliot 's poetry 's paradoxical condition by claiming that his verse encapsulates the most harrowing personal feelings and presents the most agonizing image of the individual mind in spite of his insistence on impersonality (Ackerly 8). It can be said that his theory of the impersonal nature of art is
He was the first man to create the British-style poetry, and he made great contributions to the history of English literature. The British and the world's writers are highly rated for Chaucer. Because of that he not only opened the British Elizabethan literature path, but also affected the later British literary writers. The change and evolution of his personal style can be seen from Chaucer's representative works. In the mature period Chaucer is not only to create his own unique style works, but also to use this unique style to open the Elizabethan period of literary peak.
Literature has always been more than an academic pursuit to me; it fuels my yearning to further understand the human condition. I cannot separate my understanding of myself from my fervour for literature, and I similarly believe that the beauty of literature is that writers inevitably includes a part of themselves in their writing. This is the beauty of literature, which allows me to achieve a deeper connection with the characters that they have crafted with their life experiences. I have had the privilege of viewing the world in the differing yet meaningful perspectives of each author, and this is the power that literature grants the reader. I am especially fond of poetry because its diversity of forms and styles allow for distinctive expressions of emotion.