The fictional world is full of chaos, as people tend to prefer unstable theories to countless philosophies. Specifically, there is a literary shift from linearity and order to randomness and fragmentation. Consequently, Postmodernist writers understand that their works are subject to interpretation; however, they believe that the flexibility of understanding in texts is the basis for the development of innovative ideas in society. Moreover, Kurt Dinan writes in a nonlinear, flexible fashion by writing with a component of Mystery. Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature.
She means for him to realize that, unless he finds the strength and the courage to shed his developed false image, his poetry, the thing he cherishes most, the figurative encapsulation of Jason, will inevitably lose its value. His falseness, in a sense, plagues the beautiful realities of his poems, which are symbols for Jason’s self. In many ways, Mme. C is Jason 's call to reality. In a
In light of this “Queries of Unrest” becomes the more impactful and effective poem. In “Queries of Unrest” by Clint Smith the author shows a more meaningful message using doubt, and the attempt for self discovery. From clear use of tone it is also clearly known to be a doubtful message. Constantly seeing Smith repeat “maybe” inside of the poem shows his doubtfulness and reiterates
The poem “Ithaka” by C. P. Cavafy illustrates Foster’s quest theory by using metaphors. Throughout the poem there are several metaphors but overall the whole poem is a metaphor all in itself. The speaker begins to tell you right as the poem begins, “Laistrygonians, Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find things like that on your way as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,as long as a rare excitement stirs your spirit and your body.” The Laistrygonians, Cyclops, and angry Poseidon are obstacles that will cross your path, don’t let them get in your way. It is comparing these three terrifying things to the obstacles you come across everyday and how you can’t let them destroy you. As the first part of Foster’s theory, you the questor must overcome these problems and continue to be happy and let the excitement of adventure rule out these scary things and not let them phase you.
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)?
The first line, "I 'm ceded-I 've stopped being Theirs-", is a perfect example of the juxtaposition between form and content: Dickinson seems to make use of different verbal voices to express the evolution experienced by the narrator. It could be said that alone, the first line embodies the core of the whole poem. There is a sharp opposition between the first and the second part of the line, separated by Dickinson 's distinctive dash which provides an interruption but also fluidly links the two parts together in a way that would have been less effected by using different punctuation. That passive voice "I 'm ceded" evokes an image of
Simplicity: why Zinsser’s piece was an effective argument for clutter free writing In William Zinsser’s piece, Simplicity he questions why we live in a world where writing is filled with clutter. He examines how why it’s our national tendency to inflate our writing. He expresses why a clear sentence is important. Writing is hard work and a skill one had to constantly practice. : Zinsser’s writing demonstrates that writing is difficult, he gives clear solutions to issues that plague writers, he also makes a compelling argument for why clutter is an issue that needs to be resolved.
The story she is now “telling” about her life involves a kind of dissembling, or hiding under false appearances, which may be characteristic of all art. In this poem, as in others, Jennings seems to be guided by Emily Dickenson’s dictum “Tell all the truth but tell it slant.” The contradiction between the statements made in the opening tercet and the ideas suggested in the rest of the poem opens the poem up to a number of probable readings. As a result of this disjunction, the poem can be read as an enactment or performance of the speaker’s mind in the process of fabricating a coherent argument to justify something she cannot really understand. The rationalization starts with the calculations, the enumerations, and the self-justifying comparisons
William Butler Yeats demonstrates a unique way to keep the readers guessing throughout the poem. He sheds light upon the fact that society as a whole has drawn attention to sin over faith while the end the world is arising and “the centre cannot hold” (3). The author makes it clear that as a reader you can identify the literary devices diction , allusion , and foreshadowing along the the text. Yeats uses the first stanza alone is able to describe the diction found in the poem as a head scratcher or hard to understand. W.B Yeats established a somewhat hopeless tone as he used the quote “The falcon cannot hear the falconer”(2) which would infer people are not believing that things would not get better but worst.
T. S. Eliot’s use of allusions is meant to easily communicate an idea through the use of familiar references the reader may catch on. In the poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, Eliot alludes to Michelangelo, Lazarus, John the Baptist, and Hamlet, each adding to the notion that Prufrock struggles with social anxiety and love. Perhaps the most significant purpose of incorporating Biblical allusions is to invoke emotions and ideas that a reader, especially one with a religious background, may associate with a particular passage. His allusions also emphasize the theme of death and also seem to purposely undermine Prufrock’s self-worth. The presence of allusion referencing biblical and other literary works helps freshen the theme and message about Prufrock while altering the perspective of the text, creating not only and understanding but emotional mood for the