EE Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894 to two Unitarian-Worshipping parents. Cummings was particularly close to his father, who worked as a Unitarian Minister, and this had a large effect on his outlook on life and in his work (Riviere et al, The Poetry Archive). Cummings was profoundly affected by Ezra Pounds poem The Return. He admired the way it was written and its misuse of grammar, syntax and irregular structure served as inspiration for what would later be known as a Cummings trademark of no capital letters and clever placement of punctuation (Frazee, The Dictionary of Unitarian and Universal Bibliography). In order to understand how this poem estranges the familiar, an analysis of Cummings religious understandings in relation to the structure of the poem is vital.
Barbara also mentions how frequently Fitzgerald mentions eyesight and Gatsby’s vanishings. Gatsby’s mysteriousness is brought to the forefront when he suddenly vanishes from conversations, and when the owl-eyed man cannot see through Gatsby’s clever lies. Gatsby’s mysterious behaviors are as obscene as the obscene word written on his steps. Barbara claims, “the text stakes its ending on the inevitability of our forgetting everything about Gatsby that has proved troublesome about his character up to this point” (2). The ending of The Great Gatsby can only make sense by forgetting about Gatsby’s corrupt and mysterious
The two are intertwined and get confused making it impossible to make the difference between these two aspects of the mind, explained in the last line of the first stanza: ‘No one could tell the difference’. In poetry, to create a situation is relevant as it enables the reader to imagine a context, a story or a background and these characteristics are quite predominant in Bishop’s writing
This novel was so incredibly out there with its tone, characters, and setting that any attempt to even slightly recreate something along the lines of it would be futile, and most likely blatantly not as good. Rare is it to find a book so unconcerned with the “rules” of fictional writing, especially one that is so well written and and successful in its excursions from conformity, causing the reader to be constantly questioning their views on reality and existence and of things that we only ever acknowledge as mysteries. There is a great existential tone throughout “Night Vale” that is perhaps perfectly represented through this quote: “Your existence is not impossible, but also not very
Swift, as the author, clearly does not believe in this idea, and that is evident through the speakers word choice. He states, “I shall now humbly propose my own thoughts...” (59), before stating his preposterous idea. The word humble is so beyond ironic due to the level of insanity that the proposal
Firstly, he had no rhyme within his poems but only rhythm; He also broke the rules of the verses per stanzas constitution, giving a sense of chaos when observing some of his work fragments. One big and relevant annexation to these two significant artists, is the usage of different rhetorical devices, which are meant to seek for diverse reactions on the perception of their poems by the readers. Dickinson’s and Whitman’s styles are not similar, but their poetry is so strong that it can build the same feeling or sensation in the readers. Certainly, this sense emerge thanks to the way in which poems are constructed. Their poetry makes people feel the words even though it does not look it will do it (depending on the structure the poem is
Having invented a whole world in the underground, “his entire being [is] full of what he [wants] to say to them,” (69) but without the proper words, he is left with meaningless ellipses. Fragmented speech only serves to widen, as Cappetti describes, “the insurmountable abyss” that is “separating Fred Daniels and the rest of humanity.” Cappetti also points out that it is Fred Daniels’ rejection of all aboveground values, including language, that renders him incapable of eloquent speech. Yet in the same situation, Dostoevsky’s Underground Man is not only fully capable of expressing himself, language becomes his sole asset that allows him a way back into the aboveground and society. Although he ultimately rejects it in favour of solitude under the floorboards, the choice is still there. Whilst it is evident that it is during the transition from the underground to the aboveground that Fred Daniels forgets his own name, without dialogue from the past as comparison, it remains a mystery whether his time in the underground is culprit in robbing him of his capacity for rational speech.
In 'Orkney Interior ', despite the fact that the speaker does not express that he is alone, he has all the earmarks of being in this way, as there is by no account human vicinity. The environment described seems to be dancing between the reality and fiction, like a dream. The poem looks like a dream of the old man, changing the environment very quickly and the transformations of the environment seem to grow out of the old man’s solitude. Contributing to the general feeling of isolation, the phrase ‘With inexplicable and pallid blanks’ it may propose the idea that the persona has been removed from a familiar environment and put some place he doesn 't generally comprehend the culture. However, this ‘old man’ translates island phenomena into his own surreal logic, creating a dreamlike atmosphere: he does ‘what the moon says’; his calendar is ‘almost like a zodiac’; and his ‘adapted cuckoo-clock… shows no hours, only tides and moons’.
In the title we find a clear ironic contrast between the romantic suggestions of "love song" and the content of the poem. By reading the poem, we discover that there is nothing to do with love in the poem, and the speaker is not even able to love himself. Thus, the context is completely ironic compared to its title, "the love song"; moreover, the poem itself is a dramatic poem and the main tone of the poem is weary. So, we can say that this title could be interpreted as a joke. However, we should mention that the work has some characteristics of love songs, such as repetition (or refrain) and
'LIKE POPE AND SWIFT, WAUGH DESIRES TO SHOCK PEOPLE INTO A REALISATION OF HOW FAR THEY HAD DEPARTED FROM A REASONABLE AND HUMANE STANDARD OF BEHAVIOUR' (D. J. DOOLEY). HOW FAR IS WAUGH'S SATIRE DEPENDENT UPON THE RECOGNITION OF 'REASONABLE AND HUMANE' STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOUR? FOCUS ON ONE OR MORE NOVEL IN THIS COURSE. Although Waugh's satire in 1928's Decline and Fall is entirely dependent upon 'the recognition of reasonable and humane standards of behaviour', Waugh is the only one to make such a 'recognition'; the characters of his novel remain totally unaware as to the extent of their own departure from the standard. This is because the standard which Waugh uses as the moral foundation from which he can satirise his characters has, Waugh believes, long since disappeared from 1920s British society.
They bought several painting every year there, that was until Black Mountain shut down. They had made many friends with the artists and met with them at museums and continued to collect art. Every year they still continued to go to Black Mountain, because ever since it closed, Ira would write a letter to Ruth that said how much he loved her, and she would read it at the same spot where Ira surprised her with the first six painting he had bought for her on their honeymoon. This became the new tradition at Black Mountain. He continued to write her letters even after she passed, just because he loved her and missed her so much.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, but more commonly known as J.R.R. Tolkien was a writer, a poet, a novelist, and a professor at the acclaimed school of Oxford, and just a exinary person. Not only for all this accomplishments, but for the ability to have conquered them through the hardships of his life. And to hear his story unfold will make you realise that all goals and wants in life are possible if you set a ample amount of yourself towards doing so. Mr. Tolkien was born January the third, in the year 1892. in Bloemfontein, South