Oh Life!” is a poem written by Walt Whitman that describes Whitman’s struggle in figuring out what his purpose on earth is. The poem’s first line states “Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,” (1) In this line, Whitman is showing that he is questioning what he is doing with his life and what it’s grand purpose is. The next line states “Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,” (2) in this line, Whitman is explaining how he is constantly surrounded by people who do not understand who he is or what he wants.
The majority of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, is about the idea of opting out of society. In the chapter “Solitude” Thoreau describes how “[his] horizon bounded by woods all to [himself]” is beautiful and solely his. As he is enjoying nature Thoreau states, “There can be no very black melancholy to him who lives in the midst of Nature” (111). This theme of being alone and appreciating nature carries throughout the entirety of the book, all leading to the fact that Thoreau believes the best way to live would be without society. Thoreau can not stand to pay his taxes because, “[he] did not pay a tax to, or recognize the authority of, the state which buys and sells men, women, and children” (145), leading to him being thrown in jail.
Therefore his poems have many free verses which demonstrated freedom in writing poems. Looking at section 5 of “Song of Myself”, Mark mentions that it is the “rhetoric of Whitmanian democracy”, and Whitman’s rhetoric is “one with harmony” (Mark 372). Whitman put emphasis on “diverse individuals, the atoms of a spiritual whole, compose a community whose soul, which embraces each member equally, and which therefore communicates the experience of each to all, express itself in a harmony of voices” (Mark 372). The entire poem is catalogued in 52th sections. Catalog is Whitman’s example of collectiveness.
The majority of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, is about the idea of opting out of society. In the chapter “Solitude” Thoreau describes how “[his] horizon bounded by woods all to [himself]” is beautiful and solely his. As he is enjoying nature Thoreau states, “There can be no very black melancholy to him who lives in the midst of Nature” (111). This theme of being alone and appreciating nature carries throughout the entirety of the book, all leading to the fact that Thoreau believes the best way to live would be without society. Thoreau cannot stand to pay his taxes because, “[he] did not pay a tax to, or recognize the authority of, the state which buys and sells men, women, and children” (145), leading to him being thrown in jail.
Towards the end of the passage he gave envy disturbing human traits, by writing, “envy is mere unmixed and genuine evil; it pursues a hateful end by despicable means, and desires not so much as its own happiness as another’s misery.” The use of personification in this sentence, and in many others throughout the passage, clearly emphasized that Johnson’s view on envy was far from forgiving. In his writing he kept envy very, perhaps uncomfortably, close to humans, and made sure not to excuse humans of the blame for envy’s effects, but at the same time, gave it some personhood. Furthermore, he wrote, “Envy is, indeed, a stubborn weed of the mind, and seldom yields to the culture of philosophy.” This comparison to something as pesky and frustrating as a weed, exhibits that Johnson believes that envy has such a powerful relationship with human nature, that it can defy the rulings of any society. To show his opinion of envy, he used metaphors to make it clear that envy is symbolic for other human errors and in this way, is incredibly
Dylan Thomas’s famous elegy “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night” is perhaps the greatest example of villanelle in modern poetry, using death as its focus. Death is a unifier in the sense that no man, big or small can resist their eventual end. However, the author recognizes the solemnness of the concept and connects it to the audience’s fear of losing a loved one. By doing so, the poem taps into the raw emotion of the will to live. This paper will describe how Thomas uses a series of brilliant poetic strategies such as diction, structure and rhythm to suggest that all men, while different in character, should passionately resist the inevitability of death.
Richard Woodhouse on 27 October taking after year. The 'poetical Character ', as indicated by Keats, is not itself – it has no individual self – it is everything and nothing – It has no character – it appreciates splendid and dark; it lives in delight, be it awful or great, up or low, had or confiscated, dropped or raised – It essentially of a stoic kind yet in a positive sense, has as much thoroughly enjoy a lowlife like Iago [Othello] as a champion of Imogen 's kind [ Cymbeline ]. What stuns the righteous thinker joys the chamelion Poet '.  The expression "energy" was utilized by Keats ' contemporary, the writer and faultfinder William Hazlitt, to depict the force and enthusiasm with which a craftsman makes an alternate structure. 'The vast amount of emotional innovation in Shakespeare takes from his energy ', Hazlitt wrote in the Inspector on 26 May 1816; 'The force he joys to show is not serious, yet digressive.
The poem begins with the idea that man is unworthy of God 's favour and merit because he has no goodness. God, however, through his divinity shows how He is love by extending his grace and compassion to the unworthy through the sacrifice of Jesus. On the other hand, Donne 's poem depicts a forlorn lover, who believes that one must love wholeheartedly, leaving nothing behind for himself. He believes that he is entitled to all his beloved 's affections, as he has spent all his extremely exclusive "sighs, tears and oaths" to purchase her, and thus has the right to receive her utter devotion. As the poem progresses, George Herbert continually questions whether he is worthy of God 's kind treatment, but his uneasiness is gradually overcome by a gentle God who has an answer to every question.
You remember all those who listened, who lent you a hand when you needed them most. And if being there, making life 's moments better is not love, then what is? Maybe, we make love end and seem ugly and bitter. But this earthly love we have here, that is neither whole nor perfect, can be mended. Because pushing people away, specially when you do it out of fear, that 's what makes you weak.
(Jeffares and Wilson) William Butler Yeats explored the formation of the new state and its complications in his poetry, his comparing and contrasting of past and present is what defined him in Irish literature. He became a revolutionary new voice for Ireland because of this. His belief in the art of poetry is what made him and still makes him powerfully influential