An iconic figure in the history of American literature, Walt Whitman was born on the 31st May 1819. Today his contribution and works in the poetic world have come to define sentimentalism, ambitions and some key experiences that Americans underwent in the 19th century. Even though he may have been politically inactive, his work had the will to display political views. Having survived through the civil war, he grew much affectionate perception on the nature and complexity of American polity. Whitman’s view of America was that of a culturally diverse society that we currently witness as such this vision was mainly expressed in his poetic works.
Amongst some of the greatest teachers of poetry in the 20th century it is not surprising that Theodore Roethke would be one of the names that is normally quoted. Some of the greatest American poets of the late 20th century have been inspired by his common theatrical classroom style and his passion. Suffering from a spells mental illness that were undiagnosed, Roethke also has an obsession for a lust for life. Although Roethke wrote many diverse body of works, it was "The Waking." that won him 1954 Pulitzer Prize for his poetry Some of his other works famous literature includes "Open House" and "The Far Field."
Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most influential writers/poets of the Romanticism movement. Through the broken memories of this troubled life, Edgar Allan Poe has come to write some of the most famous literary works ever written. His unique writing style, which includes intriguing characters, a dark and mysterious tone, and deep emotion have proven him to be among one of the great writers of the Romanticism movement. Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts to Elizabeth and David Poe. Both of Edgar's parents were company actors.
“Romanticism” is a term used to describe the artistic and intellectual movement which was produced in Europe during the late 18th and early19th centuries. This movement was characterized by its individualist postulates and its independence in front of the classic rules. In literature, Romanticism appeared at the end of 18th century in The most important Romantic English poets are Lord Byron, Shelley, Keats, William Blake and William Wordsworth, about whom we are going to talk in this essay. In their poems they display many characteristics of Romanticism, such An emphasis on the emotions, I mean, an emotional and intuitive way of understanding the world. They explore the relationship between nature and human life.
Both poems show different references to God in the divine in nature to pop culture. Coleridge was famous for his lyrical ballads and likes to write poems that make the reader think he is writing about. At the same time, his imagery is intense and impacts readers to pay close attention to his writing. This poem is valued for its appreciation
From the bottom of the barrel poverty to fame and fortune through his prolific and relentless writing, George Meredith made a name for himself with his eclectic choice of words and subject matters. Meredith often wrote fanciful works of fiction, such as the famous novel “The Egoist”, along with volumes upon volumes of poetry. However, with Meredith’s more carefree and happy poems are juxtaposed by his sporadic, grimmer poetry, and this darker side of his poetry seems to be inspired by what Meredith has experienced first hand. Such examples of this being his 50 sonnet collection entitled “Modern Love” which dealt with his feelings towards his first marriage, and “Dirge in Woods” comes across as his thoughts on the wars in his lifetime. The events
As we all know Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most interesting writer in all Americas literary history, leaving us with such capturing and amazing literary works that will always be remembered. His works will always continue to amaze us in various ways, one of them being his master piece "The Raven", that leaves us with the a very intriguing question, is the raven in Edgar Allan Poe 's poem real? One of the fundamentals to get to the answer of this question is acknowledging that is a matter of perspective. This narrator, the main character of "The Raven", is madly sorrow by the lost of loved one, this depression leads him to start talking to a bird that will probably not be there in that type of scenario (appearing on a window or a stormy night), but the narrator says that it was in search of shelter. By the madness of the narrator that is created by the loss of
He is known as "The Father of the Detective Story", so it is fitting that his death is a mystery as well. But, his stories have made him one of America's best poets and his death peaked the interest of many generations. Hopefully one day we will know what happened and say "nevermore" to the false theories people
Toomer experienced many conflicts, internally and externally, which he processed in his writings, poetry became another channel for his thoughts. Kenneth Rexroth, a painter and poet labeled as a radical through association, hailed Toomer as the most important African American poet. Toomer’s poems were written almost like a dance, often beginning and closing with a similar stanza. His poetry gives a surreal feeling in each line, but they often describe some brutally honest events that many people will experience in their lifetime. In example, Toomer’s poem, “Her Lips Are Copper Wire” describes a rebellion against being silenced, “then with your tongue remove the tape/and press your lips to mine/till they are incandescent” followed by a tale of bright passion (PoemHunter V5).
Many writers get their inspiration for their book from life events. F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the greatest American authors, many of his novels are considered are as classics and will be further discussed for many years to come. One of the books Scott Fitzgerald wrote was called The Great Gatsby. People can safely say that Fitzgerald had based his book off his life. The first parallel between the two is the love interest that Gatsby and Fitzgerald both had.