43. A couple of emotions that are present throughout both Sonnet 29 and 30 are sorrow, sadness and grievance. Some ways these emotions are articulated are through his tone. For example in Sonnet 29 he is expressing that he is articulating throughout lines 1-8 that he is upset that he is an outcast, he wishes that he was like most people. He wishes that he had good looks, friends, luck, skills and more opportunities and he wishes that he would think it’s weird to like the things he enjoys most.
“voices rang like saddening hymns”, Voices of young boys enjoying themselves saddens the soldier as they remind him of his lost youth. The comparison to a hymn serves to echo the sound of an elegy at a funeral, mourning the death of his youth. Moreover, “ghastly suit of grey” reinforces the bitterness of the veteran through the harsh sounds created through alliteration and this could additionally be seen as a vestige of a ghost. It could be interpreted that his “suit” is like a mask, a metaphorical concealment of himself from others, indicating feelings of shame at his physique. Subsequently, the word “legless” could have multiple alternative interpretations.
Eventually, after Tuberculosis almost took his life, he got sober and started writing. After not having an easy life, it is quite conceivable that he felt confused and lost, especially with his faith, since he was raised a Catholic, but suffered so many tribulations. Like many of the Lost Generation frequently wrote about “the underdog”. His works featured those who society had scorned upon like the unemployed, alcoholics, prostitutes, and the lowest of the working class. He however, with a very intimate point of view, got audiences to embrace those who did not fit in.
Sadly, John disowned Poe after he was discharged from the military for neglect of duty. It might be true that Poe had a terrible life, but all of the tragedies that he endured gave his life a purpose. He was able to use them to write magnificent stories and poems. One might even say that his poems are the mirror his own life. Poe uses the tragic experiences of his childhood as a theme in his works, “Annabel Lee” and “The Masque of the Red Death.” Edgar Allan Poe’s poems are not like others, they are mysterious and have life stories applied to them.
Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for Death” and Seamus Heaney’s “Mid Term Break” explore the fascinating and mysterious, yet taboo topic of many cultures - death. “Because I could not” shares a powerful tale of Dickinson’s perception of accepting the next adventure after life, conveys the message that as much as death is unpredictable, it is inevitable and can’t be avoided. On the contrary, “Mid Term Break” shares an intensely autobiographical tragedy of the death of Heaney’s younger brother, as Heaney tries to deal with the terrible trauma, shown in its emotional restraint and control of tone. Through poetry, Heaney attempts to explain his grief, meanwhile Dickinson expresses her imagination of death. The perspective of death contrasts greatly between the 2 poets.
Book Review on “The Last Night of the Earth Poems” By Charles Bukowski “The Last Night of the Earth Poems” was Bukowski’s last poetry book before he passed away in March, 1994. Bukowski is a man made famous for his obscenity and immoral self indulgence- though to adhere to such things misses the zest of his poems. “The Last Night of the Earth Poems” removes the caustic armour and lets the tender heart beat out prose without any fear. It is often the bitterness, the boozing and whoring that is expressed, the reader can feel something beautiful and passionate that is lurking below the gutters of Bukowski’s fragile yet sturdy soul. Bukowski’s perception of the world is rather recherché yet it is both somber and poetic in such a way only a few can handle.
Hardy hiding his emotions suggests that Romantic would certainly be an appropriate term to use when describing him however its is clear that in his life he’s grown old and become somewhat of a realist, which is supported in the poem I Look Into My Glass. Hardy portrays his isolation and loneliness which has arisen due to events in his life which have severely damaged him mentally and caused him to separate himself from the rest of the world to avoid yet more pain. I believe both terms can successfully describe Hardy, purely based on the analysis of his
The American poet, Edgar Allan Poe writes many short stories and poems about his tragic and sorrowful life. In his famous poem, “To One in Paradise,” Poe describes a dreadful event that occurred in which his adored loved one passed away. In this poem he utilizes frantic word choice to mirror his own panic, complex and compelling comparisons to provide the reader with a similar experience and a passionate attitude to express his inner feelings regarding the loss of his soul mate more vividly. Distraught over his life’s current events, Edgar Allan Poe inputs unsettling and anxious diction throughout the poem. Within the lines 12 and 13 the reader can began to acknowledge that he suffers from feeling lifeless and defeated without her presence.
Referring closely to the language of the poets, explain how loss is presented in “Stop All The Clocks” and “The Voice.” “Stop All The Clocks” and “The Voice” are both written by poets whom have lost a loved one, they express the pain and grief they have experienced but differ in responses and tone due to the time that has passed. In “Stop All The Clocks” W.H. Auden expresses the pain and anger he feels, and is written from the perspective of someone who has recently buried his loved one and is experiencing the immediate grief, this influences him to be extremely dramatic. In contrast, Thomas Hardy writes “The Voice” to profess the remorse he feels, after his estranged wife dies whilst they were separated, this influences the response to be
One of the poems, Retrospect seems to have influenced Jennings’s poem Delay for their endings are strikingly similar. Amis’s conclusion: “And love is always moving else” ((Amis, Collected Poems 32) resounds in Jennings’s words: “And love arrived may find us somewhere else”( Jennings, The Collected Poems 11).Their poetry appeared together in Oxford Poetry (1948). Amis noted two things in Movement poets held in common: “a desire to be lucid if nothing else, and a liking for strict and fairly simple verse forms” (Brennan 19). “Against Romanticism” presents Amis’s disavowal of romanticism and is one of the Movement’s most enduring poems, fixes its credo in both positive and negative terms. He explains the growth of romanticism but he makes no choice between its forceful principles and the dilemma it poses for adherents unable to harness its force.