In Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself’, one can appreciate the poem properly by understanding the poem’s voice, imagery, figures of speech, symbols, word choice, and theme. To understand it though requires a great deal of thought to arrive to the meaning behind the writing. Especially since this poem was written in the nineteenth century and is written in a very loose structure and free verse. Firstly, the speaker of the poem is an individual, Walt Whitman himself, as seen by the repetition of “I” in the poem. In addition, the poem’s title “Song of Myself’ gives us a hint that it will be about himself.
The speaker of “Sonnet 75” also uses words such as “immortalize,” “eternize,” and “live,” which all draw an image of life as well (Spenser 6,11,14). He believes his love “shall live, and later life renew,” (Spenser 14). Though Spenser’s tone is identical to Neruda’s, in the first quatrain there is some form of ignorance and fear in the way Spenser’s speaker faces death. In the first quatrain when the waves come and wash his lover’s name away, “Again [he] wrote it with a second hand,” (Spenser 3). His actions of rewriting conveys the unworldly point of view that often
Comparison Essay on Wordsworth and Yeats In “Down by the Salley Gardens” by William Butler Yeats and “She dwelt among the Untrodden ways” By William Wordsworth, they both utilize a theme of love while applying imagery consistently throughout the poems. Additionally, Yeats uses parallelism to demonstrate the passing of time through metaphors while Wordsworth comparatively portrays his inner thoughts. Since they are expressing their emotions, Yeats applies similes comparing his love to the beauty of nature whilst Wordsworth is commemorating his love, despite her disappearing from his life. “She dwelt among the untrodden ways” by Wordsworth overall expresses his emotion towards her as she lives her life only to die isolated. “Down by the Salley Gardens” by Yeats has a sense of regret, showing his inner
Romanticism emerged in the late eighteenth century in reaction to the rationalism of the Enlightenment. Wordsworth and other Romantics emphasized the vigor of everyday life, the importance of human emotions, and the enlightening power of nature. Romanticism also stressed the power of imagination, which encouraged freedom from standard conventions in art and sometimes provocatively reversed social conventions (Newworldencyclopedia.org, n.d.) He helped to unite the serenity of nature and the inner emotional world of men; poetry that reunited readers with true emotions and feelings. (Shmoop, 2008). 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.
The tear drop was also described as “where rainbow hues appear” thus it could be said that it is full of colorful memory of the moon’s appearance. In this situation, it is assumed that the poet considers the tear drop of the moon as a memory of the rare situation he witnessed with her (moon). He keeps this in his chest, near his heart, showing that he pays importance and value to such rare tear drop. He hides it from the sun which wakes the unconscious people of last night’s moment. Sorrows of the Moon by Charles Baudelaire This evening the moon dreams more lazily; As some fair woman, lost in cushions deep, With gentle hand caresses listlessly The contour of her breasts before she sleeps On velvet backs of avalanches soft She often lies enraptured as she dies, And gazes on white visions aloft Which like a blossoming to heaven
In the first poem, The Passionate Shepherd to his Love composed by Christopher Marlowe explains how nature can bring love to unity and can essentially make love blossom into something beautiful to his love, the Nymph. In the second poem written by Sir Walter Raleigh, The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd which was written from the Nymphs perspective and is a “reply” to the passionate shepherd and was interpreted to be very pessimistic and blunt but relates love and nature explaining all the negative that come when relating love and nature.The third poem, Raleigh was Right written by William Carlos Williams in 1944 which states that Williams agrees with the poem The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd and throughout the poem explains and supports the second poem more in depth. The three poems in this unit are all intertwined because they all essentially explain and compare their views on love being compared to
My Captain!” clearly displays how much emotion he as along with the strategies he uses to create the poem and shows what he is trying to portray. First, before even reading the first line, the title exhibits a great deal of emotion by having and explanation points and “O”, showing the weeping noise of someone that is morning. Moving on to the structure of the poem, it is a free verse poem with six stanzas with four lines in each stanza. After then reading the poem, a rhyme scheme throughout the whole poem can’t be found, but there are rhyming words and slant rhymes hinted throughout the poem, for example “hear” and “near” on line number 3. Why Whitman did this is because it is bring a light sense of feeling and makes it more appealing to hear.
In the poem it cites that he feels a presence of joy of elevation (wordsworth 37). It also admits, “In body, arid become a living soul:/ While with an eye made quiet by the power/ Of harmony, and the deep power of joy,/ We see into the life of things” (Wordsworth 35,6). This proves that nature was did not only bring the bad memories but it also made the speaker felt some happiness during this time. “A strident lover of nature might think it a shame that he has to “settle” for his imitation, but Wordsworth makes a point of mentioning that he gets more from his version than he ever derived from the physical one:...” (Kelly 259) Nature gives life to him than a physical being.
William Wordsworth was a famous romantic poet who appreciated these ideas of natural beauty and how incredibly breathtaking it can be. He addresses how each of us can get very much caught up in the world. In his great poem, “The World Is Too Much With Us”, he states “little we see in nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!” (Wordsworth 3-4). He uses this theme of needed to stray for the world to experience real beauty in many of his other pieces of literature. In Wordsworth’s famous romantic poem, “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey”, he discusses themes of man and the natural world, the past versus the future, and awe and amazement.