one quote that I found was "genius in all parts of the earth" (Flanzbaum). This quote represents that she was more than just an author, she was an inspiration to authors and African American people, Wheatley 's impact on the human rights showed her public presence stands as a powerfully concrete example of the slave 's inherent "humanity." (Nott 72). Phillis wheatley has showed that with her poem "On being brought from Africa to America” a great expression of a life as an enslaved woman. she is showing the meaning of a lyric poem which by definition is one of the primary poetic forms, which also include narrative and dramatic expressions.
Finney used personal and historical details so long as they are of interest to the people. She used to study figures she chose to write about, such as George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice and Rosa Parks, but the poems “absolutely come out of me” (Finney, “An Interview with Nikky Finney”). Head off & Split records a history of oppression, enslavement and exploitation of African Americans. Finney revisits past events and represents them interestingly. The book consists of three sections, the first of which is a group of poems that deal with “Hard Headed” African-American women, from Rosa Parks to the poet’s grandmother to Condoleezza Rice … The poems…are unabashedly political, erotic and personal and narrative-driven.
Dove believes “putting these private events” alongside historical events makes the personal and historical equally important. This is seen in one of her most famous works, Thomas & Beulah, which focus on her maternal grandparents.With being a successful poet, Dove has created throughout her works, whether a poem or a play gives “the experience of connectedness [which] gives pleasure, even if what it is connecting us to is a moment of grief” (Arizona Board of Regents). Dove is able to “weave African-American experience into the broader perspective of international culture reflecting drama, commitment to social justice and sensitivity to women's issues” (qtd from The Library of Congress). Dove is a contemporary poet able to create dramatic pieces out of serious topics easy and enjoyable to
Whitman did not stop writing poetry, however, “though they were only rarely as inspired and powerful as his 1855–65 verse” (Eiselein 21). A fifth edition of Leaves of Grass was published in 1871. Later, different versions of it started to appear. The first issue, printed in New York, was a 384-page volume with 10 new poems. The second issue, a 504-page version, appeared in Washington in 1872; it included a separately paged ‘‘Passage to India’’ section of 24 new poems and 51 older ones.
The poem was fashioned in a standard sonnet form. It was written using iambic pentameter. It has ten syllables which consist of 5 pairs of unstressed and stresses syllables. To enhance the critical thinking of the reader, Browning creates enjambments at several places in the 14 lines poem. The lines also has a rhyme scheme which goes by ‘abbaabbacdcdcd’.
Villanelles are a type of fixed verse poetry with a strict and demanding structure. It is a six stanza poem, the first five stanzas containing three lines, a tercet (Michno, 2000). The concluding stanza, contains four lines, also called a quatrain. The first and third lines of the first tercet are repeated in the last lines of the remaining stanzas. The quatrain at the end of the poem contains both lines repeated.
Reflective commentary: “TSN” is a poem composed of four different sections of verse; three ballad stanzas, a section of blank verse followed by a rhyming couplet and finally four stanzas of free verse. The first three sections of prose are written in predominately consistent meter, alternating iambic tetra- and trimeter in the three ballad stanzas, and iambic pentameter in the section of blank verse and the rhyming couplet. “Predominately” as there are some substitutions within two of the ballad stanzas (despite the poet’s best efforts). More specifically two trochaic substitutions, “Monarch”, and “Dire”, and an anapestic substitution “absolute”. The rhyme scheme varies throughout the poem, corresponding with the traditional schemes of the respective verse froms.
Maya Angelou was one of the most influential literary phenomenons, who created numerous inspiring works and paved the way for many African Americans, while facing discrimination and prejudices. She gave people hope through her countless works of literature and gave people an understanding to what it really feels like to be an African American. Throughout her life, Maya had a very traumatic childhood. Her parents, Vivian Baxter Johnson and Bailey Johnson, had gotten a divorce when she was 3 and she as well as her brother, were sent to live with her grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. There, she felt the prejudices that the town was filled of.
"Imitação da água" was published on João Cabral de Melo Neto's last book, Quaderna (in 1960). The poem was chosen because João Cabral is very careful with his words, using many stylistic techniques to make his verses as expressive as possible. The analysis will contain general aspects that can be found even in Brazilian poems. It has 8 stanzas of 4 verses, and it's already possible to note Cabral's obsession with the number four, that appears frequently, not only in the number of verses, but also in the stanzas that possess the multiplication of the number. Moreover, the poem also contains 7 poetic syllables in each verse.
Kamala Das’s poetry mainly deals with love, its betrayal and the consequent anguish. With regard to her sexual matters all her readers sympathetically responded to her frankness. All of her early poetry reflected fierce originality, bold images, exploration of female sexuality and intensely personal note. This research paper is an attempt to explore the confessional elements in her poetry. Keywords: Patriarchy, Women, Problems, Love, Betrayal, Anguish etc.