As one single poem can intrigue the everyday college student, one can imagine the obsessive nature that one poem can have on the mind. The poem, circulating, round and round in the mind, leaving one to ponder the day away all because one poem, as one can be left questioning, such as in "Prayer" by Galway Kinnell. However, even if someone were to be obsessed with one poem, there are ones who are intrigued by not just one, but two, maybe dozens of poems, all by the same author that had them intrigued since the first poem looming in their head. Nevertheless, as one may ponder across an entire work of a single author, this pondering may lead to one who is passionate about the entire work of an author to publish articles about someone and their work respectively. In the article, "Galway Kinnell: Transfigured Dread," by Edward Hirsch, the pondering over the entire works of Galway Kinnel are discussed in great detail. As Hirsch discusses Galway Kinnell, the use of …show more content…
The opinions of Hirsch however do not sway from the main ideas that Kinnell seemed to hold onto throughout his works. The function of the article does pertain to high reliability as Hirsch meticulously synthesizes the works of Kinnell, with open ended vocabulary to still let the reader ponder upon his poems, thus not setting the meanings of Kinnell 's poems in firm stone. As the poems by Kinnell are folded in sporadically for evidence of Kinnell 's evolutionary career, bias information such as set in stone interpretations or over exuberant statements of Kinnell 's career are not present. As several sources in poetry attempt to sway the reader into thinking one way about a set of works, the source by Hirsch is meant for firm educating, while leading the reader through a biographic ode of Galway Kinnell 's career, with folded antidotes
The intent of this paper is to closely read the poem line by line in order for us to interpret his work the way it was intended. Kooser showcases his eloquence quickly within the first two lines by establishing the comparison between the turtle and a student; "The green shell of his
“Sonnet” by Billy Collins In the poem “Sonnet” by Billy Collins, Collins criticizes the over-analyzation of poems. Poems are supposed to be read for the enjoyment of the individual, however some do their best to nitpick poems to their very backbone of meanings. Collins shows his feelings regarding the actuality of poem dissection through satire to bash on rules for formal poetry and context behind each word. Collins craftly structures his poems for the poem to not have any deeper meanings behind the lines in it.
The supposition drawn from this is that the subject in Harris’s poem is adapting to her constantly changing environment. The Harris poem challenges the audience to think abstractly by using strands to describe a young woman, who looks like “a bird with red waxed lips, and wearing a snake dress”. (9.10.13). From this analogy, it is evident that the subject presents herself to the world as carefree and independent. Modernism describes Realistic- Allegory as things or abstract ideas used to convey a message or teach a lesson.
People can have contrasting reactions to the same stimuli; certain things can have a larger effect on some people than others. Strand conveys this message through his unique and somewhat strange poem. He expands even more by adding the idea of a confused and somewhat upset librarian. This librarian does not know what to make of the man’s actions, and, at a certain point, she could not take it anymore; she screams out of utter realization. This was not her suddenly understanding the man 's actions, but rather an awareness of her own emotions.
]Words can paint a picture just as a picture can tell 1,000 words. There are times when literature and paintings can portray similar feelings and thoughts about the same topic. For example, the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson and the artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo were both on the same page when telling the story of Iphigenia and her sacrifice. Tennyson and Tiepolo both capture Iphigenia as a helpless woman who is defenseless and broken down while being watched by everyone during her sacrifice. Tennyson captures Iphigenia by using descriptive and rhythmic word choice that paints a picture of Iphigenia to the readers.
Besides the author and the reader, there is the ‘I’ of the lyrical hero or of the fictitious storyteller and the ‘you’ or ‘thou’ of the alleged addressee of dramatic monologues, supplications and epistles. Empson said that: „The machinations of ambiguity are among the very roots of poetry”(Surdulescu, Stefanescu, 30). The ambiguous intellectual attitude deconstructs both the heroic commitement to a cause in tragedy and the didactic confinement to a class in comedy; its unstable allegiance permits Keats’s exemplary poet (the „camelion poet”, more of an ideal projection than a description of Keats actual practice) to derive equal delight conceiving a lago or an Imogen. This perplexing situation is achieved through a histrionic strategy of „showing how”, rather than „telling about it” (Stefanescu, 173 ).
Joyce’s künstelroman, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, features a villanelle that recreates Stephen’s journey of self-discovery through its recurring structure and themes. From an early age, Stephen realizes his fascination for the arts and struggles to understand the voices pressuring him to conform into the ideal catholic Irishman. Joyce’s use of various forms of literary genre gives Stephen the opportunity to indulge his senses and pursue a future as an artist, not one of a Jesuit or one like his father. One such form, the villanelle of part V, marks the long awaited blossoming of Stephen into the artist that has been developing over the course of the novel. The physical structure of the villanelle, with persisting rhymes, themes, and figures, is emblematic of Stephen’s full-circle from his early identification as an artist to his resulting identity.
James Shokoff wrote a literary criticism over my poem Ode on a Grecian Urn. Shokoff is a journalist, and strongly discusses his opinion on the poem in Soul-Making in ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn. Shokoff believes that the question he does not have answered in the poem remains an unsolved mystery. Shokoff agrees with my thesis that symbolism and identification is not a weakness of the poem, but shows great significance. In this criticism the main question is, is the “beauty-truth identification a consistent, meaningful conclusion to the poem” (Shokoff)?
Yet its words, when combine into lines, project the deepest of meanings – the meaning of life and existence, doubt in reality, time and its brevity. The afterimage in a reader’s mind is almost always dark and melancholy, leading to a state of isolation and thoughtfulness, which is exactly what the poet seems to be in when he wrote the poem. Now, before we get to critically analysing the theme of scepticism in the poem, it is of acute importance that we understand the poem’s technical
This article describes how Edward Lear’s life affected his writing. As a young boy he worked as an ornithological draftsman, which lead him to his love for birds. Lear was unsettled by his self appearance because he had an “unattractive nose and poor eyesight, couple with his fruitless hope to marry” (Livingston 1). Lear wrote “The Dong with a Luminous Nose” to show how he hollow because his nose is not perfect. He died a lonely bachelor, but wrote about love as a fantasy to his life.
“Bishop’s carefully judged use of language aids the reader to uncover the intensity of feeling in her poetry.” While studying Elizabeth Bishop 's poetry, it was remarkably clear that Bishop 's carefully judged use of language aids the reader to uncover the intensity of feeling in her poetry. In the six poems in which I studied by this poet, we can see how Bishop used the languages to her advantage in a way that helped the reader to uncover the intensity of feeling in her work. We can see the emotions in her poetry through a mix of language types and techniques within "The Fish", "The Prodigal", “In the Filling Station", "In the Waiting Room", "Sestina" and "First Death in Nova Scotia". Throughout my answer, I will discuss her language types and techniques within her poetry.
“On ‘One Art.’” Modern American Poetry. University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, 1997. Accessed 24 Jan. 2018. Diehl, Joanne.
M.H. Abrams’s The Mirror and the Lamp: romantic theories and the critical traditions is one of the most influential books in the field of western criticism. It was published in the year of 1953. The title of the book refers to the two contradictory metaphors used to portray the artist – one comparing the artist to a mirror which reflects nature as it is or perfected whereas the other compares the artist to a lamp that illuminates the object under consideration. Professor Abrams in his book illustrates the transition of the perspective of the theorists on the artist from one to the other and the ramifications of the latter in aesthetics, poetics and practical criticism. The essay “Orientation of critical theories” is the first chapter of this book.
The black worn robes are drawn taught across his wide chest, the threads strain and struggle to break free from the weight of his sweaty body. His white wiry beard hide his sweaty double chin, thin dry lips quirk up at the side unable to hide his glee. Deep wrinkles long settled into his face, each with their own stories. His cold grey eyes crinkled into thin slits, flicking from my ragged worn shoes back up to my face. His gaze is penetrating.
“Ars Poetica”, written by Archibald MacLeish, is a Modernist poem that, through careful sensory images, provides guidelines and clear examples of the true form of poetry, and in effect, the poem reveals how life should be lived. “Ars Poetica” is a beacon poem of the Imagist era, yet, at the same time, breaks many Modernist traditions. Similes are utilized throughout the poem to provide examples of how a poem should be brought into existence and evoke instantaneous feelings. “Ars Poetica” breaks the cardinal sin of Imagist poetry, “wordiness”, when it uses repetition to bring across, surprisingly, the core idea of Imagism. This ingenious contrast and contradiction within the poem, presented through imagery, is yet another angle used by MacLeish