Robert Frost, one of America 's most famous poets wrote the poem ¨Acquainted with the ¨Acquainted with the Night”is an example of one of Frost´s ¨depressing” poems. Deirdre Fagan says that, ¨The poem shares something in common with Frost 's other journey poems, such as "Into My Own." He once again finds himself alone, only this time the setting is very different¨ When you read the poem it really makes you feel like you are in that lonely state. Critic Elizabeth Isaacs, for example, argues that the poem "strives to experience precisely the essence of man 's existence in his lonely human state." Frost experienced quite a few tragedies throughout his life.
James Shokoff wrote a literary criticism over my poem Ode on a Grecian Urn. Shokoff is a journalist, and strongly discusses his opinion on the poem in Soul-Making in ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn. Shokoff believes that the question he does not have answered in the poem remains an unsolved mystery. Shokoff agrees with my thesis that symbolism and identification is not a weakness of the poem, but shows great significance. In this criticism the main question is, is the “beauty-truth identification a consistent, meaningful conclusion to the poem” (Shokoff)?
Both Remarque and Greene use their protagonists, Baumer and Fowler respectively, to exemplify the vulnerability of innocence and how leads to poor decision-making. Through the use of the protagonists in their novels, both authors would agree with Hemingway’s theory that “All things truly wicked start from innocence.” Although innocence usually receives a positive connotation, it supplies the garden to which wickedness can flourish. Innocence is often the culprit to poor decisions, due to a lack of personal development and experience. Remarque and Greene both illustrate that bad choices can result in the transformation to wickedness. In All Quiet On The Western Front, main character Paul Baumer declares “I am young, I am
Michael Laskey’s poem ‘The Flat-warming’ is used to explore the consequences that occur as a result of ignoring a problem by excusing it as being nothing to worry about as well as refusing to seek help when it is required. The direct issue that is mentioned in the poem is the bleeding foot that “wouldn't, couldn’t, didn't clot”. The partial rhyme of these words as well as their positioning at the end of the poem, is used as a way of implying that the results of the subjects voluntary ignorance towards their health had a negative result through the use of the negative contractions that each word possesses. Despite the fact that the blood from the cut had been “spreading, pooling on the dark blue vinyl for some time” the speaker comments that the subject of the poem saw it
This part of the poem uses the idea of going into a poems room as a symbol for looking deep into the poem to find it's true meaning. Billy Collins is trying to say that there is not any specific process you have to go through in order to understand poetry. He's saying that they are many different ways to understand poetry and different understandings of poetry, that their is no certain steps to take when understanding poetry. He is trying to explain that to understand poetry you simply have to read it. However, his poem doesn't convey his viewpoint on the understanding of poetry because I had to use the steps in Gail Hemmeter's "How to Read Poetry" to figure out what this poem meant.
The Great Dream of Nature in Tarkovsky’s Landscape Tarkovsky’s cinematic landscape serves as a conceptual means, exactly like the chôra, to express that which is inconceptualisable. In his book Sculpting in Time, Tarkovsky states that his films are not made to be deciphered as a set of signs and symbolisms, but “watched as one watches the stars, or the sea, as one admires a landscape. There is no mathematical logic here, for it cannot explain what man is or what is the meaning of life” . A paradox seems to arise in the fact that, on the one hand, the notion of landscape functions as a major aesthetic principle in his work, but on the other hand, that there are few literal landscapes to be found in his films. Landscapes in this case refer
In the book of Inferno, Dante takes a journey to hell and meets the souls that are punished for their sins. It is very interesting and informative to understand the kind of punishment one would have that represents the true nature of their sin, but the reader knows that this is all fictional so it can just be taken as an informative way that fits the purpose of the poem. Augustine providing actual events; the reader can apply Augustine’s experiences with sin to his or her life. Dante’s Inferno is viewed to be encyclopedic and not personal because the story holds no true events. We can make the assumption that It is the true events and experiences that make a story personal because they hold more value.
I choose to compare a poem of Hughe’s names ‘Christ in Alabama’. At first glance I thought that this poem has nothing similar to the poems of Willam Carlos. For instance, the author has a strong opinion in his poem. It is not objective and the meaning of the poem is not created by images. However, reading the corpus of Willam Carlos as an author his meaning does not stand in the fourground.
Stevens took over some of the natural principles of Transcendentalism and advanced them in his poem “The Idea of Order at Key West”, where his inclination to aesthetic meditation and transformative power of one’s imagination on different aspects of natural, physic world are presented. As Harold Bloom says “ The alliance between naturalism and a visionary faculty is not an easy one to understand” because the author introduces the discrepancy between reality and perception. One possible implication of this is that he tries to present the ordering power of art by imagining what the idea of order is and what we need to know in order to easily recognize the right order. However, we cannot see the woman or hear her the lyrics of her song, but in a certain way we can experience the speaker’s transformation. The woman’s precision in th flow of her song, her measures ans meters expose the song’s law just as the sea’s cries are nature’s law,
The similarities pretty much stop with the monster though. The novel is a complex waving of themes, some heart wrenching and others borderline disturbing. However one particularly stood out through the whole book; mankind 's misguided attempts to imitate God, as well as the romantics version of doing what has to be done to right wrongs. A