Modern American Poetry

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"The two giants of 19th-century American poetry who played the greatest role in redefining modern verse are Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson" (Burt). Both poets Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are considered as the founders of today’s modern American poetry that are tried to revalue the poetry of the last century. Sooner or later, but they succeeded. They put the keystone of the modern American poetry which drifted in the breeze. The poetry has been redefined in a way to be able to get to the modern society's cultural level. The modern poetry becomes more discreet and it uses the topics of everyday life spiced with emotions. The emotions of the human being began to depict a higher quality. By the poets, so to speak, the mankind adjusts to…show more content…
Many times if we read these poems we have to go deeper and deeper until we don’t reach the roots. In the sake of an understanding lot of people don’t understand the meaning of these poems or they are hatred to know, because of its complexity and unpredictability which cause the inability to understand the message. These thoughts what we’ve mentioned in generally are the evidence of the facts. Greedily, the facts which prove that the poets as Dickinson and Whitman are testifying almost the same values, but in the different direction with a different style of writing. Even if, their poetic techniques are distinctive, but they go the similar path of expressing themselves, after all. With their poetry, they constructed a kind of visual image of the everyday life. How was noticed above both poets have a big role in this literary movement who created the frame of the modern poetry which is at the same time a significant innovation of the distinctive and subjective outlook of feelings and emotions put into the number of rhymes in a complex visual…show more content…
’’The Song of myself’’ is a full of purpose to describe the main roles of individual in the American society. He wants to show the full values of love, the pure apprehension of the work of art and the nature of the individual in general. For him is a purpose of finding the answer to the reason of our existence. His poetic technique that he uses as the first person is a revolutionary movement, a conversion of the poetry existed before. A new way of self-expression, that is, criticizing the old traditions. His new perspective of life tries to change not only the poetry of this era but maybe he is the intended to change even the American
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