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.
In this poem, Edgar Allen Poe uses symbolism and several unusual themes to tell the reader a story about someone he once loved that has recently passed away. The reader cannot help but sympathizing with Poe due to the mysterious, yet powerful way he
Virgil’s language is often formal and is decorated beautifully, whereas Dante writes in vernacular language. This suggests Dante’s intention of comparing Virgil’s Aeneid to Inferno and suggests the comparison between him and Virgil 's differences and similarities. In many ways, Dante tries to show his admiration for Virgil, as characters but also as poets as he uses Vigil as an inspiration in his poem to show his parallel thoughts in cohesion with
F. Scott Fitzgerald, writer of the novel “The Great Gatsby” , and E.E. Cummings, writer of the poem “anyone lived in a pretty how town,” convey similar themes of love and carelessness in their works through the use of diction, imagery and symbolism. Both selections are about individuals that are in love and reveal the power it has on character, life and actions. “The Great Gatsby” uses a unique diction within the text that contributes to the theme of love and carelessness. The characters Daisy and Tom portrayed
The most important way in which people perceive the world is through vision. Humanity’s reliance on vision has lead people to correlate specific colors with specific emotions or concepts. Authors have exploited people’s natural perception of colors to use them as powerful symbols in literary works. These symbols help convey profound ideas in a graceful and easily-interpretable way. Symbols are heavily employed by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the quintessential American novel: The Great Gatsby.
In the late 18th century, writers and poets modified the individualism literary movement to direct their attention towards the gothic era. This theme is indeed a form of individualism, but it specifically inspired authors to bring awareness to the dark side of humanity. The authors in this time period believed that the only way individuals are able to express themselves and have a right to think their own thoughts or make their own decisions is to find their true self at their darkest moments. The gothic era usually obtained dramatic tones in their storylines, but also reflected on concerns the society had at the time of writing. Edger Allan Poe was a famous poet who often used certain strategies in his literary work to leave the reader in
His novels are constant best sellers. According to Gale Student Resources in Context (2008) readers and critics regard Sparks as “a master in the dramatic fiction genre,” and many consider him as one of the few authors who can write beautiful love stories. His stories are generally famous for being romantic and tender, and for having bittersweet endings (Gale Student Resources in Context, 2008). Sparks said “You’re going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at the right times. But in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by.
Poetry is the art of putting feelings on paper with specific diction, rhythm, and style that Authors choses to make readers comprehend what the speaker is trying to express. There are many famous American authors but one of my favorites is Emily Elizabeth Dickinson. She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830 and died in the same place but on May 15 of 1886. My favorite poem that she wrote is, “This is my letter to the world” because with my perspective of the poem I felt somehow identified with the feelings on it.. The voice of this poem is extremely personal because the speaker seems to be Emily herself making the poem more interesting to read and analyze.
F. Scott Fitzgerald has written countless books throughout his career and after many years of hard work, he later became a very well known and memorable author. F. Scott Fitzgerald conveys a tragic, yet romantic style through point of view, repetition, and figurative language in books such as The Great Gatsby and Love in the Night so he can emphasize different messages to his readers. There were many ways and people that influenced F. Scott Fitzgerald, such as, his middle class background, his professor, and his wife, Zelda (Kannon). Fitzgerald was also enrolled in a prestigious Catholic school in New Jersey. He met Father Sigourney Fay, who encouraged him to pursue writing after seeing some of his works (Biography.com).
The Great Gatsby which is written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most evaluated and interpreted novels in American literature. The reason is not just about the voice, literary devices, or techniques he uses. Also, it is about the content of the novel. For example, he shows us the condition of American society and their aims in The Great Gatsby. In the novel, Fitzgerald does not just tell the events, he uses characters’ thoughts to develop the whole idea and to make the novel more pleasant to read.