Billy Collins’ “Introduction to Poetry” expresses a contemplative tone that underscores the speaker’s longing for readers to appreciate poetry with a open mind in order to showcase the lost opportunities many do not experience due to the impatience and demanding qualities society currently retains.
Complicated notions of people and politics become apparent through the representations of divergent viewpoints. Aldous Huxley’s 1932 science-fiction novel, ‘Brave New World’, and Pablo Picasso’s 1951 expressionist painting, ‘Massacre in Korea’ showcase differing political perspectives through composers addressing issues about the future wellbeing of the human race through the interpretations of the current world events in the 20th century. Huxley criticizes the social planning evident in communism, Freud, eugenics and the development of technology, while Picasso shows his disapproval of the America’s involvement in the Korean War. These events allow the composers to be obligated to display their concerns about possible outcomes that lead the
Picasso has strongly focused to give a political statement in his painting, it gives the viewers a message that killing of innocent people, violence, unrest in the region, bombing and the overall destruction is of no use to humanity and it only gives harm and pain. He is trying to tell the people that peace and harmony is the only solution that would benefit the world. Though the painting Guernica was painted by Picasso as a reply to the bombings and unrest in Spain by the German and Italian forces in Spanish civil war, the painting has not only created its affect for the Guernica of that time but also it has left a message and meaning for us and years to come. The unrest in many conflicted regions today, like what happened in the Arab spring
In a letter to his brother, the great painter, Vincent Van Gogh, once wrote,“Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it”. In this quote, Van Gogh summarizes a subject great writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson has devoted entire essays to defining and explaining, and that is the subject of poetry. As it can be seen, a poet undertakes that almost impossible job of transposing what he or she sees in Nature on to paper for others to read. Only a true poet can be successful in an attempt. It is not just Nature a poet tries to capture into words, but also social experiences and human truths. Gwendolyn Brooks (1917- 2000) and Robert Hayden (1913-1980) are two Harlem renaissance poets who are experts in writing poems the detail both African American social experiences and universal human emotions. In Gwendolyn Brooks’s poem, The Explorer, the speaker tells the events of an unknown subject walking down a hallway searching for a quiet peaceful room in which to rest. In Frederick Douglass by Robert Hayden, the speaker voicelizes that when everyone receives freedom, then the great, historical figure, Frederick Douglass will be remembered eternally in the lives of everyday people. The Explorer by Gwendolyn Brooks and Frederick Douglass by Robert Hayden can be compared and
Both De Beauvoir and Picasso had started their work after wars; she wrote the second sex after the French revolution as Picasso drew some of his paintings after the Spanish civil war. Their work depended on how they were influenced by the results of the war. De Beauvoir believed that war was a main reason which reinforces inferiority of women. Unlike Picasso who took the war as a starting point to his work; thus he painted Guernica. He embodied her writing in creating deep-misunderstood masterpieces. Thus, some concluded his art is considered as a major element that reinforced the inferiority of women. Despite the fact that some people believe that arts and society do not determine each other. Although women have been oppressed at that time when De Beauvoir wrote the second sex, in which Picasso made it worse because in their times women were seen as sexual objects, housewives and creatures who are emotionally unstable.
Poets utilize various literary and poetic devices that make their poems interesting, comprehensible, and inspirational. Jimmy Santiago Baca and Christina Rossetti are two famous poets who were influenced to write after experiencing tough conditions and obstacles in life. The poems of both poets reflect certain aspects of their lives. The poems “I Am Offering This Poem” and “Cloudy Day” are written by Jimmy Santiago Baca. A Better Resurrection” is a poem written by Christina Rossetti. The three poems contain similes, or comparisons of two unrelatable things using the words “like” or “as”. The poems also contain other figurative language and poetic devices that make the poems compelling.
In WW2 the holocaust clamed 6 million Jews lives, and over 7 million soviets died too and 1.7 million of those soviets were also counted towards the 6 million Jews. The holocaust was a genocide during World War II in when Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany tried to take over then world and also attempted to kill off all the Jews. They would send Jews and people who opposed them to concentration camps where they were either durned or worked till they couldn’t. Night is an autobiography by Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor. Auschwitz death camp is a video documentary with oprah winfrey and Elie Wiesel. One thought I had after learning about the holocaust was how crazy to you have to be to try to eliminate an entire religion of people.
The essay will consider the poem 'Practising' by the poet Mary Howe. It will explore how this poem generates its meaning and focus by analysing its techniques, metaphorical construct and its treatment of memory. The poem can primarily be seen to be a poem of missed opportunity. In this way is comes to form, alongside other poems of Howe's a study about a certain kind of loss and the recuperative efforts of memory, alongside the certainty of the failure of this recuperation. The paper will begin by giving a context to the poem with regard to Howe's life and work and will then proceed to analyse it directly, drawing attention to how it can be seen to fulfil this thesis about its content and meaning.
This artwork is Picasso’s “Night fishing in Antibes” made in 1993. It is oil on paint of a dimension of 6’9” and 11’4”. With a quick glance, many people wouldn’t understand this painting’s meaning at first, some may even disregard it as simply a people fishing. However digging deeper into this painting, there is more foreboding and a significant message than one may think at first.
Nature is easily projected onto, as it allows for a sense of peacefulness and escapism. Due to its ability to evoke an emotional reaction from the masses, many writers have glorified it through various methods, including describing its endless beauty and utilizing it as a symbol for spirituality. Along with authors, artists also show great respect and admiration for nature through paintings of grandiose landscapes. These tributes disseminate a fixed interpretation of the natural world, one full of meaning and other worldly connections. In “Against Nature,” Joyce Carol Oates strips away this guise given to the environment and replaces it with a harsher reality. To her, it is superficial and only has overlying positive associations because humans
Poetry is a type of literary work where authors can express their views on feelings, life or something they feel strongly about. Mark Strand and Larry Levis used poems to express their views on poetry. Emotions can be portrayed in a positive way, such as the happiness that is expressed in “Eating Poetry” by Strand, or in a negative way, such as the sad and depressing tone that is conveyed in “The Poem You Asked For” by Levis. Through characterization, imagery and point of view, the authors of these poems made the readers see poetry from different perspectives and emotions.
“The Open Window” is an oil painting by Henri Matisse made in the summer of 1905. It is a perfect example of the new art current which inspired French Art at the beginning of the century known as Fauvism. It represents the view from the window of the hotel’s room in Collioure in which the artist stayed.
Artistic expression is the creative manifestation of an artist’s thoughts and feelings. Wisława Szymborska’s poetry states much about what artistic expression is, and how to qualify, and value it, and the importance of breaking from restriction in terms of how critics, whether self-critics or otherwise, evaluate creative expression itself. In The Joy of Writing, she explores the act of writing itself and the power and freedom of artistic expression. Evaluation of an Unwritten Poem is a satire of a critic’s review of a poem. Szymborska demonstrates the fallacies and absurdities associated with judging the quality, cause and meaning of artistic expression, such as poetry.
The El Paso Museum of Art had a lot of interesting artwork that caught my attention, however the one that stood out of the most was a color lithograph painting called “We Love, We give, We Die, We Go Someplace, We Love” by Bert Long. Bert Long is an American artist, born in the Fifth Ward in Houston, Texas in 1940. Long was named the Texas Artist of the Year in 1990 and studied under the Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in 1990 and 1991. The painting created by Long was made in 1996 and is a Color lithograph. This piece of art is part of The Harmon & Harriet Kelley Collection.
Love and romance are a common genre found in poetry, where one is able to express their true emotions toward a particular person or thing. Love itself has come to represent both the emotional and personal connection between two lovers. Pablo Neruda, a renowned Chilean poet, explores the concept of love and separation in the form of the poem, “I can write the saddest verses.” In this poem, Neruda communicated his longing for his past love, whom he still loved at the time. While the words of the poem create an effect and feeling in the reader, which is related to the sad aspects of losing relationships, more can be uncovered about Neruda. This, in turn, this would contribute to a central idea and the overlying themes that encompass this poem.