Kamala Das is perhaps one of the most well-known names in the field of Indian English literature. She has written about her own personal experiences extensively. This paper will examine the life of the poet and the strong confessional tone in her poetry .It also seeks to explore the various ways in which Kamala Das has represented the themes of love and sexuality in her poems. The volumes of poetry that have been used for assessing the aforementioned themes include The Descendants (1967), Only the Soul Knows how to Sing (1997), Summer in Calcutta (1965) and The Old Playhouse and Other Poems (1973). A pioneer in presenting a straight forward and intricate expression of the feminine sensibility in the Indian English Writings, Das has succeeded in providing the world with a wider and bolder representation of Indian feminism and female sexuality through her writings in English as well as Malayali, under her maiden name Madhavikutty.
Lady Lazarus was written in 1962 and is one of Sylvia Plath’s most well known poems. Like all of her confessional poetry, it is autobiographical in narration, meaning it is a self written account of her experiences. This type of narration is a standard characteristic of confessional poetry and it helps to evoke emotion. Lady Lazarus is about suicide and what drove Plath to it, “I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real” (Plath, lines 45-48).
Sincerely painful to listen to. It's bad poetry. They try very hard, but they have no idea what they're doing". according to the urban dictionary (2008:148). Koleka putuma is a talented young lady who has taken the art of poetry to the next level with her inovative beauty of delivering lines,she is powerful and dominates the slam poetry with her motivational and educational poetry.
Emily Dickinson is one of the most disputed and sophisticated poets of the mind in American Literature. Her challenging and ambiguous poems never cease to amaze with their complex messages and subtleties. The silenced selves and skepticism represent the key which keeps readers coming back to her verse, searching for new and innovative interpretations. Her cryptic poems are filled with ellipses, which make up the magical “rich silence” of her poetic style. And while some people might argue that her poetry is distasteful, others think that this “silence” and rebellious style create an unexpected vision and are a revolutionary method of expressing oneself.
Throughout history,writing and poetry has served as a voice for women when their voices were so often deemed unimportant. The works of Kate Chopin and Charlotte Perkins Gilman show the utter oppression women felt and the themes of their work are often still relevant to women today. Similarly, Eavan Boland and Adrienne Rich give an updated account of what women today are faced
But Jennings is concerned here with the relationship between language and ideas. She cannot find valid relationship between experience and expression in her world of poetry. Her confession has similarity with the views expressed by women poets in America regarding the inadequacy of language to express the inadequacy of language as women. Adrienne Rich has talked about “The Dream of a Common Language” in her latest book of poems. Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Marge Piercy, Louise Bogan have all touched on the problem they have come across , as women poets, in using the language to suit their sensibilities as women.
Compared to Showalter's novelists, the feminine phase for Irish women poets lasted much longer, in fact as late as the 1970s. That being the case, the 1980s—not the turn of the century—as the short-lived feminist phase for the few Irish women poets who were willing to try their hand at a form of poetry which was not well received by their local literary community. The feminist phase and the female phase both share the same ideological goals of gender equality, but their methods of achieving those goals differ. In general, the feminist phase can be described as direct confrontation and ardent protest against a patriarchal literary tradition. While the early female phase continued to demonstrate rebellion, it transcended anger and confrontation, choosing to open the fields of discourse to all concerned
Poetry is way to express oneself by using unique thoughts and putting them into words. Specifically, female poets, use their poetry as a way to show their experience with internal conflicts. Throughout this anthology we decided on the theme of “women.” Being the only table with strictly females, as a group we agreed that choosing poems with this topic would be beneficial to us, and the reader. Over time, females have experienced oppression, abuse and inequality. Learning how to cope with these issues, has enabled women to realize their self-worth.
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.
If we look at the poems individually, they each tell a different story. But together, it’s the story of her life and the obstacles she has faced in her journey of self discovery. These poems stand up for every women who lost her voice at some point, whom she knows wouldn 't have one if she doesn 't speak up. Because when reading the 2 original stories, not everyone would examine them and look deep enough to see beyond what they see. In the original story Orpheus and Eurydice, Eurydice dies and goes to the underworld.