Free verse, the name given to his modern style, characterizes itself mostly by insufficient rhyme and meter within the work. The dialect focused on cadence, or the natural rhythms of spoken language, and were often read in a song-like manner. Most of these poems also lack proper punctuation resulting in enjambment, or the running over of sentences. Those who read the work of Whitman considered him the master of literary devices, as he offered a plethora in each of his works. Cataloging, one of the most common devices in Whitman’s content, contains the creation of lists.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow refined American Literature by reminding Americans of their roots and in the process became an American icon himself. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a world renowned poet primarily known for his poem “The Courtship of Miles Standish,” lived through many depressing situations. Having his wives and one of his children pass away were a few of the causes that influenced Henry to write. A majority of the time Henry wrote of historical events, culture, and romance. Henry had a plethora of influences to write, but his greatest influence was Washington Irving's “Sketch Book”.
Post-Modern writing often appears vague in nature, permitting the reader to infer deeper meanings upon reading the work, again and again. One feels compelled to reread the work, to better comprehend what is said in a just few sparse lines, as with Margaret Atwood’s very short poem, “You Fit into Me”. At first, the poem’s four lines appear to be deceptively simplistic in form, even a bit trite. Yet, when taking a closer look at the poem, it becomes clear that it’s so much more complex than it seems. As per many Post-Modern works, the poem shatters one’s original perceptions, when a twist is introduced.
He supported the free verse and skillfully practiced the techniques of collage and allusion. Pound placed a value on novelty and experimentation that helps define what we see as the avant-garde today (Lewis and Domestico). Pound had the most contentious career of any twentieth-century poet, and his overall place in American literature is more controversial than that of any other modernist. As a poet, a critic, and a promoter of other writers, Pound was crucial to the growth of modernist poetry. T. S. Eliot, in dedicating his poem
The first simplest lines of “In my craft or sullen art” begin with the introduction of the phrase “craft or sullen art”, where the conjunction “or” implies the identity of “craft” and “art”, indicating a distinction between them, but implying a connection. By describing his art as “sullen”, the words that come to mind are: lonely, solitary, insociable, and unique, which imply that the poet’s work is lonely and austere as he describes, and since this is a poem and the audience is unsociable, in their eyes this poem may seem crabbed. Despite the audience’s indifference, the
During the late eighteenth century, a new literary movement was born which focused on embracing individuality and emphasized imagination and emotions. Numerous literary pieces have visible Romantic qualities throughout the eighteenth century. Two prominent literary pieces with Romantic qualities present in their text are The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving and The Minister 's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Through their respective texts the author 's portray the Romantic qualities of human nature, the supernatural, and individual freedom in unique ways, but use them to contribute to the intended meaning of the stories.
MUHSIN Al MUSAWI in his research about trajectories of Modernity and Tradition (2006) says: “Apart from scant collections of translated modern poetry and several essays in which literary critics try to account for the transformative nature of modernist poetic writing, modern Arabic poetry remains inaccessible and limited to articles on well- known poets. Muhsin Al- Musawi’s Arabic poetry: Trajectories of Modernity and Tradition, however, uncovers the well-springs of Badr Shkir Al - sayyab, Nazik Al-Mala’ikah, Nizar Qabbani and Mahmoud Darwish, among many others, and shows the complexity of their visionary reflections on modern aesthetic. To embark on writing a comprehensive study of
Edgar Allan Poe was said to have an immense impact on literature. The author noted, "His poetry and his stories of terror are among the most influential in Modern literature." Majority of Poe 's work consisted of critical reviews, short stories, and poems. Poe 's review of a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne made him the first significant theorist of the short story (Ljungquist). Many critics of Poe 's work focused on his unique, dark elements of his tragic life and experiences with early death.