As his personal maturity grew, his poetry also matured. Rather than outwardly expressing his hatred for the universe, Ignatow chose to “love that universe for all he, and it, are worth” (“David Ignatow”). Once Ignatow grew to love everything that the world had to offer, his work grew to become heavily praised by many critics. Many of Ignatow’s writings became words that “all David Ignatow fans should own” (Economou). Ignatow moved on to write many poems and books and became the editor for many authors that seeked his assistance.
In this novel he presents tragedy like Shakespeare. Another great influence in writing Moby Dick was Nathaniel Hawthorne. Definitely, not only by his works, but also meeting him had an impact on Moby Dick. They became friends and later neighbors in the summer of 1850 with “an infinite fraternity of feeling” as Melville called it. He especially admired Hawthorne’s psychological deepness and linked him with unique American Literature.
It states in “Poe Museum”(2017) that “Poe’s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as the haunting lyric poetry.”(p.5) His poem “The Raven” is a big example of that as he uses his frightening settings to proclaim his “tales of terror.” He uses a raven in the poem as a symbol for good luck. The expression “nevermore” is said repeatedly by the raven. The story is dedicated to a loss one of Poe. In “Poe Museum,”(2017) it says “Most famously, poe completely transformed the genre of the horror story with his masterful tales of psychological depth and insight not envisioned in the genre before his time and scarcely seen it since.” In Poe’s story “The Raven,” he gets in the reader’s head with his recurring themes and his way of portraying the sense of fear with his poetic lyrics. The mood he creates with his setting makes it seem very down because the story takes place in a dark room where the raven flies in through a window.
In a society that was close to a turn of a century, there were politics and social issues going on, which was expressed in the art and literature at the time. One example of a person who was truly influenced by his time was Oscar Wilde an Irish man, who had both a complicated family and social life. He uses this in his writing because art was something he wanted to be connected to his life. However, the fact he was known for being in homosexual relationships, made him stand out in his society. Yet, he was not a person who would let people 's opinions hinder him, instead, he used it in his writing.
The Impact of Edgar Allan Poe on American Culture “Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence,” (Poe). Edgar Allan Poe is known for his dark writings as he introduced the world to his gothic literature. However, many questioned his works as its darkness disagreed with the state of American prosperity during his time. According to “Historical Context: “The Tell-Tale Heart,” during the mid-nineteenth century American society was expanding westward and through the Pacific, as the article states, “Poe’s America was a vibrant and self-assured young nation with a firm belief in its manifest destiny.” The economic and geographical growth of the United States had citizens in strong mentalities of hope and pride, which explains how Poe’s dark sided writings did not appeal to many groups of people, (Historical Context: “The Tell-Tale Heart,” 2003). In addition, scientific progress and the idea of rationalism was expanding the industry and agricultural growth of the nation.
Oscar Wilde is relevant in the Victorian era and is also highly revered today because he spoke about human qualities. In Oscar Wilde 's short life he grabbed the attention of the Victorian audience and his works still have people fascinated now. Oscar Wilde expressed his words through novels, plays and even poetry. Once he began to write in different forms as he became a rising star in the early 1890 's. During the Victorian era the morals and standards posed by the society affected his writing.
Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most influential writer of all time, as he was one of the first writers to explore darker themes through literature such as death and revenge. He has revolutionized the gothic genre for years to come. Throughout the many gothic works of Edgar Allan Poe including, The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, and many more; Poe gives a unsettling tone which defines most of his writing. Poe tries to do this through incorporating specific literary techniques like erie imagery and cryptic diction. Some influences that could have a possible effect on Poe could be the fact that he was brought up in bad conditions.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is written by a popular writer, Oscar Wilde. Oscar Wilde are famous because of his poetry and short stories but this is his only novel. The genre of this story are classic horror story. This story show us how a man turned to be a killer for his own personal needs and desire. He desire for his portrait will get aging instead of him and he will remain young forever.
These storylines reflect how the times in which they were written held differing fears. In a time where many seriously believed in superstitions such as fairies and alchemy, Poe used his stories to take the exact opposite - normal, everyday life - and make it scary. Much of what is common knowledge in the present day had not yet been discovered in the early 1800s. As a result, almost anything unusual was horrifying. With this knowledge, Poe was able to write Cask of Amontillado in such a way that exploited abject trepidation.
William Somerset Maugham the popular English fiction writer of the twentieth century, wrote many novels, plays short stories, and marked his excellence as most eminent writer of Modern age in English history. Various features of his fictions drew attention of the critics and readers, which offered entertainment including the serious issues of human life, for that matter it resulted in being popular fiction of the time. The critics discussed his works with the advantage to explore the qualities of writer as well as to point out the flaws of his work and analyzed diverse features of his writing skills. The critics discovered many themes along with stylistic features of his novels in plays and short stories. Maugham has a range of production in various genres and experimented with writing skills.