Wordsworth in his “Preface to Lyrical Ballads” states that poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful emotions, recollected in tranquility. But what really triggered the artistic emotions within him and resulted into great masterpieces, is the Nature. Wordsworth is considered as a supreme Romantic poet and a worshipper of Nature. Nature comes to occupy in his poem a separate identity and enjoys an independent status. It is not treated into a casual or passing manner.
He became England's poet laureate in 1843, a role he held until his death in 1850 (Kettler, n.d.) Originally inspired by the French Revolution and the social changes it brought, Wordsworth tried to create poetry of the people, in the language of the common man. In both in his poems and his prose, Wordsworth was particularly concerned with discovering a sort of divine ecstasy that, for him, could be found only in nature and the innocence of childhood. With a mind ever wandering after the wonders of nature and the emotions of the heart, Wordsworth was originally criticized for his sentiment and the familiarity of his verse by his contemporaries. (Newworldencyclopedia.org,
In Macbeth, Elegy Ex, The poem “On My First Son” is an example of an elegy because it commemorates Ben Jonson’s son and laments his death. Elipses Ex. Used when omitting a word or phrase, so, "After school I went to her house, which was a few blocks away, and then came home,” can become, "after school I went to her house … and then came home." Euphemism Ex. In Macbeth in Act 1 Scene 5, Lady Macbeth says that King Duncan, “must be provided for,” instead of outright saying he must be killed.
Love and Optimism in Robert Browning’s Selected Poems Introduction Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English artist and dramatist whose dominance of sensational verse, particularly emotional monologs, made him one of the first Victorian poets. Browning had composed a book of verse which he later annihilated when no distributer could be found. In the wake of being at one or two non-public schools, and demonstrating an insuperable aversion of school life, he was instructed at home by a guide by means of the assets of his father 's broad. By the age of fourteen he was conversant in French, Greek, Italian and Latin. He turned into an incredible admirer of the Romantic artists, particularly Shelley.
When a love story is told in a first-person perspective, it makes sense for the readers to expect an overly dramatic and emotional narrative. James Joyce’s “Araby” and T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” are both love experiences written in first-person perspectives. However, in “Araby”, the boy occasionally assumes a somewhat detached attitude in his narration and in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, Prufrock sings his love song in a dry, passive manner. When the boy in “Araby” explains about the name of the girl he fell in love with, he says “her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood” (2169). Although this statement might sound passionate, identifying his love-evoked reaction as foolishness and not providing the readers with the girl’s name expresses the boy’s current state of
The Romantic period believed that emotion was a form of intelligence, and art was a path to transcendence. As a result of the change in beliefs, Romantic poetry is often characterized by nature, imagination, memory, and wisdom. Imagination acts as a source of creativity, and allows us to see what is not immediately apparent. The Romantics believed that we could discover the imagination in nature, which often resulted in a harmony of the two. However, there are times when nature and imagination are in conflict with each other; for example, when imagination acts as an illusion, and distracts us from confronting the issue.
From reading Robert Frost 's poems, I agree that his simple style is deceptive and a thoughtful reader will see layers of meaning. Robert Frost was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, but his work differs from theirs in certain important aspects. He built up a persona of himself as a plain man living in rural New England, a man for whom the hard work of farming was a source of real inspiration. Frost had quite an individualistic style in comparison to any other poet, his poetry is written in the everyday, vernacular colloquial language in order to bring across the message he wants his audience to receive. What he succeeded in creating was a poetry that fused everyday speech with formal poetic techniques.
William Wordsworth was one of the most recognised poets of his time and seen “as a national poet” (Greenblatt 272). The Bard of the Lake District is known for his Romantic and Lyrical poetry, in which he, as he explains in his preface to Lyrical Ballads, with Pastoral and Other Poems from 1802, tries to use the natural language of ordinary people to present “ordinary things […] to the mind in an unusual way” (Wordsworth 295) and “to make these incidents and situations interesting by tracing in them […] the primary laws of our nature” (Wordsworth 295). This means that he disposes of nearly all established rules and —often classical— traditions, making it appear to be close to spontaneous, natural language. However, this does not mean that the
Name Emma Davis Teacher AC Essay Title How do Wordsworth and Walcott present the theme of loneliness through imagery in Daffodils and Love After Love? Word Count 1152 Date of Submission 21st November 2014 How do Wordsworth and Walcott present the theme of loneliness with imagery in Daffodils and Love After Love? Daffodils depicts the narrator feeling happy whilst in the company of daffodils. At the deepest level, Wordsworth uses imagery to explore the themes of loneliness and the profound pleasure nature can bring. As a prominent figure in the Romantic era, Wordsworth’s poem is expressed in plain English highlighting the free expression of the movement.
A man’s own upbringing and experiences played important role in cultivating his personality and feelings for other. Donoghue’s works provide this researcher with inkling into autobiographical compulsions for the expressions of sympathy with the common man in Keats’ poems, particularly the longer narratives. Donoghue writes, his longer poem Endymion, published at the end of April 1818 was dismissed, “Calm, settled, imperturbable driveling idiocy” called by anonymous reviewer. They charged Keats by saying that His Endymion was not a Greek shepherd, loved by a Grecian goddess. He was merely a young Cockney