The Aesthetic Movement, as exemplified by “The Indian to His Love,” by W. B. Yeats, seems lifeless and insipid when compared to his “The Hosting of the Sidhe.” The images of the two poems are so completely different that they almost demand a different set of rules dealing with their creation. It would be virtually impossible for Yeats to deal effectively with the subject matter of “The Hosting of the Sidhe" in the same manner as “The Indian to His Love” because he is viewing the world from a different perspective for each poem. There is little relationship between the characters of “The Indian to His Love” and those of “The Hosting of the Sidhe.” In the former, Yeats deals exclusively with mortals, idealized perhaps, but nonetheless mortals who must deal with the world as mortals: “Here we will moor our lovely ship/ And wander ever with woven hands," and. "How we alone of mortals are." These characters are not only mortals but are anonymous in that they have no personal identities, and there is no representation of them as individuals.
There is common tendency in his poetry that he tries to minimize the gap between the colonizers and colonized. It is true that sometimes he expresses his misery as a divided self but this is not to attack the colonizer but to show his crisis and his suggestion is to universalize the ideas. An attempt is made below to explore Walcott’s ambivalent attitude towards the colonizers’ culture and language. In the poem “Ruins of a great house” Walcott shows both attraction and repulsion towards the colonizer’s culture. A great house may be any imperial house of the colonizers’.
Dickenson senses grief as darkness, but also an emotion that will fade away soon. In the first line of the poem “As imperceptibly as grief” (1). Dickinson uses similes. She compares imperceptibly with grief. The word imperceptibly as defined in Webster’s Dictionary is “not noticeable by the senses or by the mind : very small or gradual.” This suggests that grief is not essential in life and people always forget about grief.
Often people come to a fork in their lives that demand a decision. Unfortunately, the decision may not be easy to make even when evaluated closely. Robert Frost the author of “The Road Not Taken” intelligently emphasizes using theme, conflict, setting, mood, clever narration, and symbolism to express that making decisions is inescapable, a path can be researched thoroughly but is unknown unless it is traveled. This poem reveals the difficulty of decision-making as well as the human nature when confronted with conflict. Robert Frost develops a theme in “The Road Not Taken” that is relatively confusing simply due to being a short poem that causes readers to perceive the concept differently depending on their worldview.
This is another distinction from the other two poems, as they write about what exactly they write their poems for, whilst in Thomas’s poem it gets to the conclusion only at the end. His tone seems to be a touch pompous as he claims that he is not doing his work for his own gain at all. He sketches images of grandeur, such as images of grand entertainment in the first stanza, or writing for active politicians like
In most of his poems eliot uses vers libre or free verse instead of the traditional verse in regular metres. Like the French symbolist poets, wliot also discards and rejects the conventional ways of connecting the oarts of the poem through logic and grammar or narrative sequence.his poems do not convey and depict meaning through logically connected statements , but through images which evoke a mood or an emotion. At the meaning of these images and the interconnection among them is not explicitly stated , eliots poems are often very difficult to understand . the difficulty is further increased by eliots frequents use of learned allusions drawn from his vast reading in many subjevts and in many languages and generally made ina a very oblique and remote manner . modernism in eliots poetry is reflected noy only in form but also in theme and content .
Metaphysical poets don’t “follow the code”; they bend the “traditional” rules by taking unrelated ideas and gluing them together. These poets desire to shake up the foundation of what’s known and show one a world that would otherwise be hidden from social thinking. There are several characteristics that aid to the categorizing of a poet’s work: the lack of end-stopping a line, use of everyday language, analysis of an emotion over the expression of it, and a conceit that combines two seemingly unrelated ideas into one. John Donne falls into this classification of writers due to his technique and wit. According to The Poetry Foundation, Donne’s poetry was considered crude during its publication after his death and was historically unpopular.
At the beginning of the play, Othello is confident. But underneath his air of eloquence and dignity, he secretly internalizes insults about his race. However, Othello still perceives himself to be an important and desirable man given his prestigious position and military successes. By feeding Othello lies laced with his racial insecurities, Iago conflicts him. Iago says that Othello drastically changes “with his poison”: Dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons, Which at the first are scarce found to distaste, But with a little act upon the blood Burn like the mines of sulfur.
There is practically no feminine interest in Marlowe’s plays and he does not have humour. Nevertheless, he remains the master of the blank verse. Whenever we read a critical work on Marlowe, there will certainly be a writer referring to Marlowe’s “mighty lines”. That much-quoted phrase was coined by
Metaphysical poets are unable to achieve their poetic goals because they do not represent basic human nature and human feelings in their poetry. Metaphysical poets are highly argumentative. They are the men of learning. In their poetry we find the union of soul and mind, thought and emotion, Sublimity and Triviality. T. S Eliot has rightly pointed out that passionate thinking is the chief mark of metaphysical poetry.