The poem bases around how the weak Puritans are falling into sin and self-satisfaction. It narrates the details of the Second Coming of Christ and the day of judgement. "Day of Doom" creates a mental picture of what it will be like on the day of judgement. The poem harshly describes God 's justice and the horrors awaiting sinners. Wigglesworth 's vivid representation children and infants characterizes the inflexible doctrine of Calvinism.
T.S. Eliot is a worldwide famous poet, an American modernist, and the winner of the 1894 Nobel Prize in Literature. Eliot changed the existing order in English literature. His poetry and literary criticism changed the literary interests of the whole generation. Through his poems, he forces people to know the history of the development of English poetry and to look at the seventeenth-century England with a new vision of Romanticism.
In the poem, Orange, by Gary Soto has put great effect to the poem by adding happiness and pride the write experiences. This poem is all about love and that warm gooey feeling that you have for someone when the relationship is just starting to floum. Throughout the poem he uses descriptive words in order to point out the world around him and his emotions towards it.Soto gets there by contrasting. We know this by contrasting the end of the poem when he feels like he made a fire on his first day even though that day, the climate was very dark and yucky. Soto has achieved great effects to the scene where he describes himself peeling an orange but feels like he was making a fire because the color of the fruit was so bright.
And last, he states that there is a perseverance of saints, therefore all who are saved are saved for eternity. Calvin expressed these ideas in the Institutes of the Christian Religion. This work of his was received with both criticism and intrigue. Calvin’s ideas were very radical, but he sought to back each of them up with what he believed was the ultimate authority of the Scripture. Calvin combats the idea that the church gives Scripture its authority because he believes that the Bible offers “as clear evidence of its truth, as white and black things do of their color, or sweet and bitter things of their taste” (31).
Artillery Sonnet uses violent imagery with archaic language to help display the fact that God will punish those deserving and the fact that the persona of the poem was one of importance, much like God. On the contrary, Song of Songs uses sweet and soft imagery with archaic language to highlight the timelessness and everlasting factor of love. However, in developing style, he has utilized audible devices, such as assonance, alliteration, sibilance, pararhyme and
In the year of 1800, Christianity was very prevalent among the times, and America’s dependence was on slavery. Frederick Douglass, one of the world’s best orators at the time, was a former slave that was primarily ignorant of most things, specifically religion as he questioned the exist and being of God regarding him and his people's situation in society. Eventually Frederick escaped slavery learning to become literate. With that came Fredrick’s ability to account for his situation in society, along with the morality of human beings and the divinity of this inanimate God. Overall Frederick Douglass came to accept catholic views, with his stances on, violence, poverty, and inequality.
After building up facts he turns the emotions felt to show how unfair slavery was. He quotes a part of the Declaration of Independence but then directly follows it with, “ but, sir, how pitiable is it to reflect… of my brethren under a groaning captivity, and cruel oppression” (9). Referring back to his heritage makes his argument stronger because it is more personal than it would be from a non African American. He then attempts to switch their perspective by quoting the Bible. The Americans were very religious people so and they were proving themselves hypocritical because the bible states, “put your soul in their soul's stead” (9).
Author and poet, James Shelley, writes, “To be passionate, truly passionate, demands a willingness to suffer for the object or cause of your passion. It is unswerving commitment in spite of pain and loss”. He is implying that without suffering, there is no passion. Which brings us back to the original definition, “the sufferings on Jesus Christ”. If Jesus did not suffer on the cross, he would not have had a passionate and zealous love for his children.
For Romantic poets, there is no greater force upon humans than one of the many forms of the imagination. For William Wordsworth, this force is exemplified in memory. The greatest example of his exploration of memory comes from "Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798." In it he displays his opinion of memory as a powerful source of enlightenment and pleasure through his interaction with the natural world. It becomes something he recalls time and time again to ease the ills of everyday life, giving him solace that he hopes can also affect the companion of the poem, his sister, Dorothy.
Meena Alexander believes in poetry as political activism: her poetry often deals with conflicts and unrest, cities at the edge of war, episodes of discrimination, and so on. In an interview with Ruth Maxey, the poet admits that history conspires against the writing of poetry (Alexander 2009, 190). Many American poets have tried to do away with history, and to break the chains that still linked them to tradition, and to the old canon of British poetry. Alexander mentions Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose notion of self-reliance, which she interprets as reinvention of the self, “exhilarated” her (2009, 3). Chapter first of this study is entitled Identity which offers the theoretical framework of the term identity and the elements of identity in her works and try to find out her own identity.