Samuel Taylor Coleridge Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a poet in the Romantic time period in English Literature. His most famous works include Frost at Midnight, The Nightingale, and Kubla Khan. Samuel is still one of the most admired poets in English Romanticism today. He was born in Devonshire, England on October 21, 1776. He died of a heart condition on July 25, 1834 in Highgate.
Freud hoped that this cure would help discharge residual, repressed, experiential, and affective material and help heal both neurosis and pathologies. Despite having influenced literary criticism more than creative literature, Freud’s theories expanded fully into literary circles, leaving very few texts untouched. In Eliot’s poem, the eponymous narrator in the poem takes us through the working of his own inner psyche through an interior monologue that provides us with broken fragmented images of the modern day world. As the poem completes a hundred years in 2015, we also celebrate the 50th death anniversary of its poet, this paper shall attempt to analyze, using mostly psychoanalytical tools Prufrock as the modern day man to help better understand the poet
“It affects the heart," Father had said. That frightened me when I thought of it. "I might die," I thought. "I might just suddenly die right here; my heart might stop beating,” explains the text. (A Stolen Day) This demonstrates that the Boy also believes he was
This paper carefully studies the use of images, allusions and philosophical basis for the poem. This way the author gets the final result that this question which prufrock never speaks out is his conflict with knowledge, reality and existence. He is thinking carefully about whether he should reveal his true self before public, or keep the mask he knows he cannot live within. In modern literature, T.S. Eloit is a marvellous poet.
Coleridge and Wordsworth’s first intention was to write together, but shortly Wordsworth realized that their styles are not matching so well. Most of the poems written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge explore a mystical and supernatural world. Unlike William Wordsworth, who collaborated with Coleridge and concentrated on the everyday world of the present, Coleridge turned out to the romance and mystery of the past. At the end, Wordsworth only contributed to the poem with the recommendation of killing the albatross to change old sailor’s fate and Coleridge wrote an allegory in which sinister and grotesque images form a distant past have on everyday reality. Day after day, day after day, / We stuck, nor breath nor motion; / As idle as a painted ship / Upon a painted ocean / Water, water, every where / And all the boards did shrink; / Water, water, every where / Nor any drop to drink.
In Edgar Allan Poe’s works, such as Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, Annabel Lee, and The Fall of the House of Usher, Poe attracts his readers with his one-of-a-kind genre of gothic. Much of his gothic genre in his writings have been influenced by past event in his life. First of all, Poe had never really known his parents because his father had left the house and his mother had died of tuberculosis when he was only three years old. For these reasons, he went to live with Frances and John Valentine Allan, who helped him get into West Point. Unfortunately, Poe was kicked out of West Point because of his alleged poor handling of his duties and later married his cousin, Virginia, who was only 13, when he was 24 years old.
Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim (1719-1803) was a German poet and one of the best-known representatives of German Anacreonticism, a playfully light style of poetry in the middle of the 18th century with themes as friendship, wine, women and song, inspired by the ancient Greek poet Anacreon. He wrote “An Leukon” in 1764. The poem is a warning against putting things off until the next day. Although it contains references to the pleasures of life, it does not dwell on them but constantly repeats its warning in a lecturing tone. Leucon is not a well-known character from Greek mythology.
Similarly, in “When I have Fears,” he uses them to capture his fear of dying before accomplishing greatness in writing and romance. In both poems, he uses alliteration to overcome his fears by realizing the unimportance of eternity and fame. Thus, by using the same poetic devices, he ultimately expresses his fear of the inevitable death
With the belle dame playing a figure of love and fantasy and the agent of death and decay to the knight, it is as though Keats feels himself to be the knight.The poem very clearly indicates the life that Keats was living. There were a lot of emotions that influenced him to write this sensational ode. His mother had died of tuberculosis when he was 14; his brother, whom he had nursed through his final months, died of the same disease in 1818. Even before his brother’s death, Keats too would begin to show signs of the disease, returning from his rigorous tour of Scotland and Ireland with a harsh cough and an ulcerated throat. Thus he depicts his life after a few years towards the end of the poem by bringing the knight to a tragic death.
Taking one look at this poem, someone might never have noticed that the speaker was talking directly to Death. First, the speaker starts off by speaking directly to Death himself (line 1). People give Death his power by saying he is “Mighty and dreadful,” (line 2) but according to the speaker Death cannot kill him. Although people give Death his confidence, by the speaker saying the verb “overthrow” (line 3) it downgrades Death from killing those who give him power to helping fate kill those of no fear. Death is now being pitied when the speaker says in line 4, “poor Death.” As rest and sleep play a role in the poem, Death are those two pleasures of life, which now make him a pleasure when life is at an end.