Aristotle, in his Poetics considers poetry a mimes form that has language, rhythm and lyrics. Moreover, in those days, any literary piece of work could be written in lyrics. The using of delicate forms of transmitting the message distinguishes poetry from other forms of literary texts. (Billy Mills,2008) Samuel Taylor Coledrige has a famous quote: "I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose - words in their best order; poetry - the best words in their best order." Well, I do not think there could be something more added, as long as we are all aware of the fact that poetry is a fine art that requires not only a developed vocabulary, but also a brilliant mind to put all those words in a specific order.
Samuel L. Clemens, more famously known as Mark Twain, came to love his passion for writing and became a well known author in the Realism time period. Today Mark Twain is know all around the world for his contribution to American literature. His books are read in schools all across America and is still known today as the father of American literature. When Olivia died of heart failure, he became lonely and sad in his last years his life (Encyclopædia Britannica). He died on April 10, 1910.
William Wordsworth once declared “poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” (151) in his “Preface to Lyrical Ballads.” When reading this assertion, one might think Wordsworth believes that poetry is made simply by writing down one’s feelings, void of any processing or reflection. However, Wordsworth recognizes that writing poetry requires a combination of intellectual processes, namely recollection and contemplation, by adding that “[poetry] takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility: the emotion is contemplated till […] successful composition […] begins” (151). In this paper, I borrow and expand on Wordsworth’s ideas about poetry to examine how William Maxwell’s short story “Love” results from Maxwell’s secondary
Through the use of nature metaphors, the author both demonizes the concept of death. However, the specific metaphors he chooses, the wave, and winter, simultaneously highlight the importance and inevitability of death. Through his use of repetition in both poems, he calls attention to his two contrasting reactions towards death in each poem. He repeats how he is left speechless throughout the poem “The Force…”, And within the poem “Do Not Go Gentle…” he emphasizes his rage. Finally, through well-planned imagery, Thomas affirms to the reader that despite his aversion towards death, he still recognizes the value of it.
The poem combines with Thomas’ use of repetition and alliteration to create the strong rhythm to emphasize on the “rage”. The poem is focuses on the stage before death where Thomas zeros in on the poem about the concept and progress of dying rather than death itself. This encourages his father to fight against death by not “going gentle into that good night” and to not give up easily. Much of the imagery in the poem is based around “good night” symbolizing death with a pun; the idea that death is a “good” thing at the end of life. Each stanza within the poem describes how different individuals approach and perceives death differently.
However, at the very end of the piece the father of the author is revealed to be the intended audience of the poem. Only in the last stanza does the reader find out Thomas’s father is on his death bed, and the author, choked up with emotion, begs his father not to die. Only in the last stanza does the author compare his father to the four types of men by implying his current frail condition is similar to the wise, good, wild, and grave men. By using the word “fierce” to describe his father’s tears, Thomas demonstrates how his father feels intense emotion about dying and encourages him not to let go of the will to live. The poem ends by including the recurring first and third line of the elegy at the very end, a powerful conclusion designed to show that his father, like all men, should never easily lose their fighting
He then wonders if it’s the other way around, if she can hear him? He then suddenly hears a voice, but it’s all just a memory since he is an old man mourning the loss of his youth and a loved one. Furthermore, the poem uses both end-stops and enjambments. The tone of the poem captures the sense of confusion and mourning the speaker is experiencing. As well as the excitement that Hardy feels when he supposedly hears the voice of a woman he knows is dead.
Poets are artists who earn their living through words, and their imagination. It is their own craft, as much as woodcarving is a carpenter 's craft. We always take it for granted that artists who make their living with their own craft do it because they like doing what they’re doing; but it is not the only reason one might choose to exercise their own craft. In the three poems, we each see contrasting perspectives on their relationship with the same craft as shown in the poems primarily through tone and imagery. In “When I have Fears That I May Cease to Be” by John Keats, he paints an image of the beautiful nature.
Life, according to the poet, is a deep sea and it is impossible to maintain stability in life. At one moment an individual can master his fate and acquire all the riches and at the next moment he or she can be left with nothing. The writer, time and again, stresses on the fact that he wishes to die. The readers who are happy with their