The term ‘heroic couplet’ was inspired by the traditional oral epic, which. Pope’s public career as a translator of the Iliad began with his publishing a version of a speech he conducted in 1790 titled Rape of the Lock (Brower 85). Pope had ‘caught the itch of poetry’ from Homer, since he was considered ‘the first author’ and admired his work (85). Rape of the Lock is not the only piece of literature Pope created that is influenced by Homer and uses Homeric mode. In his translation Pope produced one of the classic examples f the mode and gave the eighteenth century the ‘Heroic Poem, truly such’ of which Dryden and too many poets dreamed, from Spenser to inglorious Blackmore, who unexpectedly attained immortality in Pope’s first Imitation of
"The two giants of 19th-century American poetry who played the greatest role in redefining modern verse are Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson" (Burt). Both poets Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are considered as the founders of today’s modern American poetry that are tried to revalue the poetry of the last century. Sooner or later, but they succeeded. They put the keystone of the modern American poetry which drifted in the breeze. The poetry has been redefined in a way to be able to get to the modern society's cultural level.
against traditional understanding of literature and traditional writers. They emphasize these innovations in “Preface“ to the second edition of the Lyrical Ballads of Wordsworth. They emphasize the importance of individual in literature and they suggest to use a language which is spoken by the people in daily life. Although many forms of literature are introduced in this period such as; novel, play, and prose, poetry comes into prominence in Romantic Period. The Poetry becomes most important form of literature in this period because the poetry means a symbol of the literary revolution for the romantic poets.
Robert Frost is one of the most well-known writers in American poetry. Robert was born in 1874 and lived in New England for almost his entire life. Between 1900-1912, he lived on a farm in New Hampshire. In 1912 at age of 38, he moved himself and his family to Buckinghamshire to pursue his literary career. It is under debate whether he is a
“ The revolutionary energy underlying the romantic movement affected not only just literature, but all of the arts --- from music to painting , from sculpture to architecture.” as claimed by (English Department, 12/02/2009). To to this day, many famous singers, artists and writers are influenced by the ideas that were behind forming the Romantic Movement such as individuality, imagination, intuition, idealism and inspiration, to name a few. Hence, are Today’s “important figures” a collection of copycats? Some of the most iconic authors of the Romantic Era were Edgar Allan Poe and Nathanial Hathorne. Both authors mainly focused on mysterious and gothic themes.
T.S. Eliot is a worldwide famous poet, an American modernist, and the winner of the 1894 Nobel Prize in Literature. Eliot changed the existing order in English literature. His poetry and literary criticism changed the literary interests of the whole generation. Through his poems, he forces people to know the history of the development of English poetry and to look at the seventeenth-century England with a new vision of Romanticism.
Abstract Tennessee Williams has been regarded as the greatest Southern dramatist and one of the most distinguished playwrights in the history of American drama. He is undoubtedly the most renowned American dramatist of the second half of the 20th Century. This paper addresses and explores some of the main features of his dramatic works. His drama was a lyric or poetic one, and that is why the critic and scholar Frank Durham referred to him as “Tennessee Williams, theater poet in prose”. When David Mamet describes William’s plays as “the greatest dramatic poetry in the American language”, he expresses the generally held opinion that Williams brought to the language of the American theater a lyricism unequaled before or after.
William Wordsworth is considered as the real pioneer of romanticism all over the world so he published a lot of romantic poems which reflect the beauty of nature to all readers. He had established effective relation with Samuel Coleridge for emphasizing the romantic context of poetry in the 19th century. They both revolted against the norms of classical movement which dominated Europe until the end of the 18th century. Romantic poets adopted a new approach of poetry writing as they avoided the poetic diction of the previous generation of poets. Thus, they supported origins of romantic poetry from super emotions which had been collected within tranquility.
Hero and Leander is one of his most famous narrative poems that was published in 1598, however because of Marlowe’s mysterious early death, it was unfinished until George Chapman continued the poem and finally finished. Hero and Leander was one of his best works in the nineteenth century which became his best discovery of love genre and change his life from an unknown and unread poet to an exalted position as a precursor or near equal of Shakespeare (William, 1969). This love included a romantic poem which also one of the characteristics of literary works in the Elizabethan era. As the historians state that the reign of Queen Elizabeth I can be depicted as a golden age in English because she realized the importance of arts to the life and legacy of her nation. As the result English greatest playwrights, authors, and writers were actively produced their literary works ‒ including Christopher Marlowe ‒ in different genre, though the most
Social and political idealism Love, which was one of the most important values for the Romantics. They proclaimed that the most important things are freedom, brotherhood and nature. William Wordsworth, English Poet Laureate from 1843 to 1850, is often credited with discovering the Romantic child. In presenting this figure in his poetry, Wordsworth created a cult of childhood during the Romantic era, which continued well into the Victorian period and beyond. Wordsworth’s conception of childhood is often thought to be a historical and apolitical, especially in contrast with William Blake's deeply contextualized presentation of children in his poetry.