Larkin’s early work shows the influence of Yeats. His first book, The North Ship, published in 1945 at his own expense, reflects his early infatuation with Yeats. Afterwards The Less Deceived, published in 1955, marked Larkin as an up-and-coming poet. The title itself makes clear Larkin’s newfound disillusionment with Yeats and modernism in general. Two more collections followed at similarly lengthy intervals: The Whitsun Weddings (1965), considered by many to be his finest achievement, and his last collection High Windows (1974), confirmed him as one of the finest poets in English Literary History.
Diction and Unusual Typography in E. E. Cummings’ “i carry your heart with me” i carry your heart with me by E. E. Cummings is a simple love poem with no abstruse diction. That is why I love this poem at the first glance. Having no ambiguous words makes this poem can be easily read, and it also makes me can easily feel the powerful feeling of love expressed through words in the poem. Furthermore, the unusual typography in this poem makes me curious what Cummings’ intention is in doing so. I believe that by examining the simple diction and the unusual typography used by Cummings in conveying the tone of this poem, we can reveal the poem’s deepest meaning, and portray the great images beneath the poem.
The Dark (and Light) Sides of the Moon Within a Midsummer 's Night 's Dream 's Just as the sun serves as a symbol of bravery and resonates with masculinity, the moon has long been linked with feminine energy. It 's been associated with virginity, purity, infertility and chastity: aspects typically thought of as womanlike in nature. Its patron is the chaste Greek lunar goddess of the hunt, Artemis, who directly contrasts her twin brother Apollo, god of the sun and the arts. The moon is also associated with the feminine element of water, and holds dominion over the tides: it controls their flowing and ebbing, and can either draw the waters back or overflow them at a moment 's notice to completely devastate the land. It 's a celestial body that manages to embody both strength and grace in equal measure, all while retaining its distinctly female image amongst the celestial bodies.
This essay will focus on how the juxtaposition is created in the structures of lines, stanzas and imagery as well as the tones created. The structure of the poem has been used to show the juxtaposition of love throughout the poem. In the beginning of the poem the poet has used enjambments “It promises light – like the careful undressing of love” whereas towards the end the lines are broken by punctuation “Lethal. Its scent will cling to your fingers, cling to your knife.” The structure of these quotations juxtapose each other as one is very smooth flowing whilst the other is more ragged and uncomforting. The first quotation found in the beginning of poem has been used to show the smoothness of the honeymoon stage or the start of love when both the lovers romantic and careful.
Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973) is an english-american poet considered as one of the most influent and important of the 20th century. This poem was first written in 1936 as a satiric poem for the play The Ascent of F6 that he wrote with Christopher Isherwood. This poem has been reworked by Auden in 1938 with the help of Benjamin Britten to turn it into a song for a famous singer of the time, Hedli Anderson. W.H. Auden published the final version of the poem Funeral Blues in 1940 in his book Another Time as one of the “Four Cabaret songs for Miss Hedli Anderson”.
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.
It is a selfish and saintly love justified of respect and worship. In the poem, we can see his great attachment and dedication towards his beloved-Ann Moore, though being in love with her brought up disrespect and a bad reputation for him.In the very first lines of the poem, the speaker is addressing another person who is practically present and may be does not approve of his love affair with his beloved he says: “For God’s sake, hold your tongue and let me love”. The poem is a kind of passionate dramatic monologue through which the speaker is defending his act of love. The speaker asks him to keep mum and warns him not to interfere in the matter of his love. But the poem from its very beginning becomes very aggressive as the words suggest “For God’s sake”, where it refers to an acerbic suggestion of the speaker to defend his love.
This very hearts strength is a bullwork against Death’s false and helps her in allurement securing “whatever once the living Satyavan desire” (570) (in his heart). The clarity of her conviction is the force of her love. “Nothing I claim but Satyavan alone” (565). She says, the ways of human love are the ways of the world. Her love, being true, is more than human.
It uses a few literary devices including end rhyme pattern, repetition, parallelism, pathetic fallacy and imagery. Frost’s poem displays an end rhyme pattern, as all four of the stanzas have four lines, in which three of the four lines rhyme, with the third line usually rhyming with the following stanza’s main rhyme. For example, the last words that rhyme in the last stanza are: know, though, here and snow, in which the first, second and fourth rhyme, meanwhile the third line, here, rhymes with the following stanzas rhyming words: queer, near, lake and year. There is also both repetition and parallelism within the last two lines in the last stanza, as they are repeated and parallel with one another. Another example of repetition throughout this poem is the title, as the concepts of stopping by woods on a snowy evening is constantly being mentioned.