June Jordan’s poetry is known for its immediacy and accessibility as well as its interest in identity and the representation of personal experiences. Her poetry is often deeply autobiographical, political and often displays a radical, globalized notion of solidarity amongst the worlds oppressed. “Poem about my rights” by the poet, June Jordan can be seen as spoken word poetry rather than page poetry where oral performance and repetition are used to convey her feelings and messages to the listeners. Poetry can be divided into two groups; written poetry and spoken word poetry. Written poetry, also known as page poetry, is written and is analysed by the reader.
Seamus Heaney once referred to the purpose of art as a way to shake us out of our habitual perception of things by making the banal, the everyday unfamiliar. It’s my philosophy that a book or a poem is a beautifully crafted piece of literary art that can be interpreted to ones own accord. Literature is a portrait of its author. To me this is where the true beauty behind literature lies, in ones ability to express themselves through words. English literature and language has been a subject that has gripped me, particularly in recent years.
Even though both of the poems have completely different tones and emotions toward the reader, they are both extremely powerful and heartfelt. It is evident that the two poems, “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe and “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)” by E E Cummings, have many differences because one poem makes the reader feel a sense of loneliness, abandonment, sorrow, and
However, there are darker aspects to love, such as unrequited love that can cause pain and ‘make such holes into our hearts’. This unrequited love can be seen in the poet’s choice to deviate from a regular rhyme scheme which gives the reader a clearer idea on what the persona’s impression of love
Both poems show different references to God in the divine in nature to pop culture. Coleridge was famous for his lyrical ballads and likes to write poems that make the reader think he is writing about. At the same time, his imagery is intense and impacts readers to pay close attention to his writing. This poem is valued for its appreciation of beauty and nature. During the Romantic era, it was known for poets to write with the power of imagination and striving for the infinite.
“If love is judged by its visible effects, it often looks more like hatred.” As stated in the quote, individuals tend to express their affection towards their beloved in rather aggressive manners, and thus the process of transferring one’s love to another often times are interpreted as hatred. However, this is only when love is judged to the extent of visible effects. The actions actually show insight of their genuine love, but it’s the clumsiness in expressing that people mistakenly perceive as “loathing” and “detestation.” As a result, the relationship of people are developed in contrary to the original intent of the individual’s actions, creating disputes. In William Gibson’s drama based novel, The Miracle Worker, the characters also struggle
A complex subject like desire is surrounded by a number of views. People interpret desire in a number of ways. While reading Amir Khusrau’s poetry, I began to view and interpret desire in a very negative manner, linked to pain and violence. Such was an opinion I shared in my Piazza post for the reading, where I talked about how desire is a raw and beastly emotion, uncontrollable, whose fulfillment often leads to violence. I connected this idea to a previous text, Sudhir Kakar’s Intimate Relations where Rano, the protagonist of one of the stories, desired to be beaten up by her husband to establish their relationship as a married couple.
Love is a complex emotion; it is both one of the most wonderful and painful feelings a human being experiences. In the poem Valentine, poet Carol Ann Duffy explores the ‘true’ concept of love extremely eloquently and unusually, through the use of powerful and thought provoking imagery and language techniques. The form, in which Duffy effusively depicts an onion to the concept of love, is done through the use of convincing metaphors, similes, alliteration, and other language techniques, which make the reader, both empathize and envy the emotion Duffy describes. Carol Ann Duffy uses alliteration, negative adverbs and blunt sentences to connote her rejection of and animosity towards traditional love tokens. This is conveyed in Duffy’s use
“Since our complex societies are highly susceptible to interferences and accidents, they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt disruption of normal activities”(Habermas, Brainy Quote). When certain aspects of life are broken apart, people become disturbed in different ways. Whitman discusses different ways that life may be affected or disrupted, and explains how it is inevitable to happen eventually. Literary devices such as tone, repetition, imagery and allusions may be used to visualize the disruption of life depicted within Whitman’s poems. Within Whitman’s poems, a dark and depressing tone can be visualized.
From reading Section V What the Thunder Said of T.S. Eliot’s riveting poem The Waste Land it is clear that it a complex yet the detail and material of the section adds to the mystery and depth of poem as a whole. Based on the form of the poem Eliot has chosen his techniques wisely, the use of alliteration and onomatopoeia give emphasise the feelings in useful manner. The structure seems to be quite consistent and although some of the stanzas and lines may vary in length, over all there does appear to be a constant flow in rhythm and flow. This poem contains very powerful imagery; the subject of religion is very prominent throughout the text, especially in Section V. The first part of the section immediately incorporates religion