At first, an external source, such as an object in nature or a personal experience, influences and inspires the poet so deeply, that an overflow of emotions is created. Even though this experience provides the poet a basis for his poetry, Wordsworth doesn’t believe sensibility alone should dictate poetry. At this stage, the poet is too overwhelmed by his feelings; he is unable to evaluate his emotions and articulate them rationally. A certain amount of time must pass in order to distance himself from the original experience and mental state along with it so that the poet can focus and convey the emotions needed for his poetry. Then the poet goes through a calm recollection and evaluation of the incident and his emotions.
In ‘On My Songs’ by Wilfred Owen, his ideas about poetry and its importance are voiced throughout the duration of the poem. He does this by using various techniques like metaphors, diction, and personification amongst others. One of the main ideas we can gather from this poem is that he believes that poetry is a form of release. It begins with: ‘Though unseen Poets, many and many a time/ Have answered me as if they knew my woe/…fashioned so their rime…easing the flow/ Of my dumb tears’. In this quote, Owen seems to be paying homage to all the romantic poets (like Keats and Shelly) whose poetry has been able to soothe him and has even often resounded deeply with his situation or with the problems he was going through.
"Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins and "How to Read Poetry" by Gail Hemmeter both convey their viewpoint of understanding poetry. However, Gail Hemmeter's "How to Read Poetry" is more effective at conveying his viewpoint of understanding poetry. This is because he give a list of things to do in order to help understand poetry and he explains the different aspects of poetry and what they mean. In this essay I will be arguing why Gail Hemmeter's "How to Read Poetry" better conveys his viewpoint of understanding poetry. In Gail Hemmerter's "How to Read Poetry" he writes many questions to ask when trying to understanding poetry.
As a child the speaker did not truly recognize the beauty to nature. Returning to the abbey, he has matured and has a deeper connection to nature. Wordsworth’s style the poem in blank verse that creates the flow of the poem to progress in the speaker’s change in mood. The portrayal of nature communicates the emotions of joy and bittersweetness through imagery and diction. The poem encompass the romantic movement from his experience at the abbey.
The adolescent Jennings wanted to find answers to her problems and to the meaning of life in general. During this time she was influenced by T.S.Eliot’s poems, which seems to reflect her moods of doubt and uncertainty. She was fascinated by his apparently ‘free’ poetic form and tried to write in his manner. Only later did she find out how controlled his poems were. The result was that her poems started to be intensely personal, even confessional, free and chaotic.
The Redress of Poetry by Seamus Heaney Q1. How does Seamus Heaney evoke out the importance of poetry regarding its redressing effect? Elaborate with reference to his special lecture that he delivered at Oxford. Answer: Heaney enjoys a uniquely distinctive place among all such critics and poets who regard poetry as a sure way to address to all critical issues permeated through a society. The subject “The Redress of Poetry” selected by this great Irish poet, Heaney is not new.
Eventually she reached the stage where she could use modern language and imagery in order to express her inner experiences, her thoughts about her own time and place (Jennings. Let’s Have Some Poetry 46) but also reflecting the work of poets of the past. For her it is certain that: “a poet is not an isolated person. He is not isolated because he is part of a tradition. Behind him are all the great and the
Plath through the poem is trying to find her identity and therefore she is searching for her own reflections in order to be able to figure who she is. Since the poem is a confessional poem, the woman in the poem could be Plath, and the reflection of her could be her mental illness that she constantly transfers to from her normal state. when a mirror reflects your image, it is no longer known whether you reflect yourself on the mirror or it simply reveals your reflection, and through this poem, it sense that Plath it trying to figure this out, whether poetry reveals the reality of her inner side expose her to the outside, or she express her inner though confessing herself into
The laconic messages make it difficult to interpret and each reading may bring new discoveries, provoking readers to wonder and thrive to decipher the poetic message. For example, another critic, Miller finds a peculiar ambivalence in the first verse “This was a Poet-It is That”, which she considers could be replaced by “It is He”, while others state that the phrase “It is that” is proof of Dickinson’s “definition of the poet as a nearly suprapersonal asexual force” (Passion, 324). Thus, the line can have these two readings. The metaphoric ambiguity, irregular shape and lighthearted tones are a trademark of Dickinson’s poetry, though it is difficult to stick to a fixed interpretation or to analyze it in a didactical way. The third and last poem I wish to discuss is “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” (poem 340), a self-reflective poem of crisis which reveals an ars poetica.
She has preserved “Let Things Alone,” and “A Sonnet,” two admirable poems which express intense personal emotion, while maintain the admired ideal of objectivity. Both poems assimilate and control the sense of vulnerability and the suffering that accompanies it, and they take as their ostensible subject the attitude towards language which enables them to do so. “You have to learn it all over again,/ The words, the sounds, almost the whole language ,” the speaker urges, explaining that in order to define ourselves we must look for origins using “words” which are “strict” and “new”. The knowledge acquired through suffering contributes to an awareness of human condition if it is communicated effectively, without the interference of cumulative associations which impede the possibility of fresh perception. Jennings’s poetic decline continued in Relationships, which Alsdair Maclean labeled as “Catastrophic”.