Not just male writers but also female writers. New poetry writers write in the style in which they feel pertains to their conscience. This provides a deeper meaning to what the writer puts down on paper for the reader to enjoy. Emily introduced dashes and slant rhyme as a new style to writing poetry. Walt brought in new thoughts to male and female as being equal.
Poetry can take on many forms, but it always has one common goal: to impact the reader in ways they have never been impacted before. A single poem can mean something different to every reader and even the poet. People read to poems to find humor, joy, solidarity, and comfort. Being a poet means being a guide for an audience much bigger than themselves, but it also means being true to oneself. Maya Angelou used poetry to impact the lives of many people and for that she is one of the most influential poets to this day.
There is a wise adage that says you cannot judge someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes. However, this is not just true for judging ways of life, but rather can also be extended to understanding and appreciating poetry. Through this assignment, I have discovered that one of the best ways to fully grasp a poem is by trying to write an original one that mimics the style of the one being studied However, it is essential to not just substitute words, but rather to create a unique poem by mirroring the style the poet uses while incorporating one’s own story, in this case relating to ethnical identity, and other poetic devices into it. In my poem “Running from Expectations" I strived to emulate the style and structure of Rita Dove’s
Poetry is a great way of expression, and one example of a great poet is Sylvia Plath. Plath was an amazing poet in the modernist period. She was influenced greatly by the era she lived in and her emotions during the time. She went through many hard times in her life, so she wrote to keep her mind off of them. Some of her poems included “Aftermath,” “Lorelei,” and “All Appearance.” She used many types of figurative language to convey the message of the poem.
Hearing Jordan reading this poem is crucial to appreciating and understanding the power of her poetry. “Poem about my rights” is personal, intimate and has a quality where the listeners feel as if the speaker is talking directly to them. Jordan uses language boldly and fully. She does not shy away from stereotypically or conventionally cuss words or ideas which may upset some listeners. In the poem she speaks about social and political issues that are real and issues which she feels should not be.
However; instead of focusing on the negative, she turns the spotlight on accepting what makes each one of us different. This interesting turn makes for some fascinating works of literature and life lessons. Style and tone, symbolism, and metaphorical language communicate embracing individualism in Erin Hanson's poetry. To begin, Hanson expresses embracing individualism in her poems
The feelings and the emotions given out by the poem should be different to that of the poet’s, because his personality is distinct to his work of art. This also applies in criticism where he clarified that “honest criticism and sensitive appreciation is directed not upon the poet but upon the poetry”. Moreover, he added that the poet’s personality is a mere catalyst, a receptacle, waiting to find the proper moment to weave all his loosely hanging emotions and feelings into a cohesive work. The more independent the poem is from his creator, the more mature the poet is and the more perfected his poetic structure will be. This approach acquainted me with how heavy a poet’s responsibilities are.
Often hailed as the successor to poet-critics such as John Dryden, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Matthew Arnold, T.S. Eliot’s literary criticism informs his poetry just as his experiences as a poet shape his critical work. Though famous for insisting on “objectivity” in art, Eliot’s essays actually map a highly personal set of preoccupations, responses and ideas about specific authors and works of art, as well as formulate more general theories on the connections between poetry, culture and society. Perhaps his best-known essay, “Tradition and the Individual Talent” was first published in 1919 and soon after included in The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism (1920). Eliot attempts to do two things in this essay: he first redefines “tradition” by emphasizing the importance of history to writing and understanding poetry, and he then argues that poetry should be essentially “impersonal,” that is separate and distinct from the personality of its writer.
He was a great example of having a rough life, but using it to his advantage. Many poets did this, but Keats is one of the most famous. His poetry was always different and h always surprised the reader with the end of his poems sometimes, which made him even more intriguing. His poetry was simple to read, yet complicated to analyze. He impacted poetry in amazing ways and showed a lot of different styles throughout his career.
Poems are most likely to be used to express emotions and stories of tales. Poems use many different strategies to make the poem individual and meaningful to the readers who take the time to embrace it. Authors take precise time and dedication to put these words together to form a lesson or a theme. The two popular poems, “Crossing the Bar” by Tennyson and “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” written by Dylan Thomas use many tools to further their poem to make them meaningful and remembered. The two authors use the two strategies, diction and syntax to provoke the imagery, tone, and create a mood all to reveal the lessons and themes within the poem.