I, the Divine is like Koolaids as an imaginative novel. It is a postmodern fictional autobiography; it is a work in progress; “provisional” and “shifting,” as poet Lynn Emanuel points out about life writing (The Practice of Poetry 67). Emanuel states the provisional and shifting as “that is all vision: revisions coming at us at the speed of light. Writing presents to us the nullity of ourselves, the inaccuracies of our perceptions of selfhood. We are both nothing and everything – provisional, shifting, molten” (The Practice of Poetry 67).
More specifically, Donne is known for his beautifully written poetry that contains themes of all kinds. One of his famous poems, “The Flea,” is out of character and slightly inappropriate for his time period furthering Rushdie’s quote of “naming the unnameable and starting arguments” (“50 Powerful Quotes About Poetry”). Donne wrote a poem portraying a persuasive act of seduction by comparing a flea to the act of love. In the poem, “The Flea,” he portrays the themes of sex, religion, and guilt with writing that not only makes the reader slightly uncomfortable but overall worried for the girl’s ability to stand strong by her faith and morals. To begin, one of the main themes within “The Flea,” is sex.
It’s easy to see why the poem has caught so many eyes and become as popular as it has. It is an ever questioning tone that makes everything seem to fall in place. The twisting narrative of love and loneliness seems to capture audiences across the globe in the same sense of confusion and interest about the subject matter. Can people have sex without love and be completely satisfied, or is it all just a sad fantasy? The poem’s form puts emphasis on certain words at the end of each line for dramatic effect.
Astrophil and Stella is a complex piece that reflects the inner psyche of the poets mind in face of these deadlocks. Sidney artfully provides readers an oneiric depth to consider the forces behind his piece. Emotionally charged, readers are implored to gain insight to the possible feelings that inspired the poet and the psychology behind his art. We are able to do this by considering the nuances. Through analyzing the nature of beauty, the recurring theme of absence and the dichotomy of love and sorrow, despair, rather than love, reveals itself to be the main driving force behind the poet’s imagination and what fuels his poetic memory, showing readers Sidney’s valiance in his
Twentieth-century American poet Wallace Stevens has been a great challenge for the many critics that studied his work. Stevens is not an easy poet to understand and his poems are complex and tangled. Stevens’ poetry can be referred to as “meta poetry” since it involves an investigation into its own rules, its potential uses, how it works, what it does and what it is capable of. His poems are often aware of their own existence and discuss the idea of poetry as well as the process of writing poetry. In his book Wallace Stevens’ Supreme Fiction: a New Romanticism, Joseph Carroll closely studies Stevens’ poetry and prose in relation to Romanticism.
The mysterious element ‘the Presence’ - ‘Thou’, has been left to be solved by the reader. In brief, this poem is the mystical narration of a mystical experience of the poet which encourages the reader to unravel the mystery of the further unfolding of the events on which the poet has intentionally chosen to remain mystically silent. Poems published in 1905 have a different tone. The problem of belief, and soliloquies and debates could be witnessed. The mood and manner of these writings explain why in certain minds Sri Aurobindo is equated with “The Philosopher as Poet”.
Belonging to two entirely different eras, Walt Whitman and Allama Iqbal are notable poets of their respective age. Despite one being the poet of west and other being the poet of east, both shares a likeness in the concept of individualism. Taken wrong as egocentric, both poets’ concept of individualism rely on the belief that it is the key source for the communion of soul with universe that can only occur to one who is self-reliant, self-affirmed, self-controlled, and fearless. Firstly, both poets have been misunderstood by literary world in the context of their concept of individualism. Identifying it as ego-centric, some critics believe that Walt Whitman and Allama Iqbal rather stressed on an unity than whole.
hese are the words of a young reader about Sylvia Plath´s poems. This review demonstrates that numerous readers are incapable to draw a line between Plath`s persona and her poetry. They perceive Sylvia Plath´s shadow in each of her verses, poems that often revealed complex personal situation, too many private details to the point that her life and her work become indistinguishable, “the poet and the poems became one” (A.Alvarez 38). The entire mystery around the figure of Sylvia Plath awakes and feeds our tendency or the need to identify her as the protagonist of her poetry. This is the second paragraph and following for each section and subsection.
Eliot attempts to do two things in this essay: he first redefines “tradition” by emphasizing the importance of history to writing and understanding poetry, and he then argues that poetry should be essentially “impersonal,” that is separate and distinct from the personality of its writer. Eliot’s idea of tradition is complex and unusual, involving something he describes as “the historical sense” which is a perception of “the pastness of the past” but also of its “presence.” For Eliot, past works of art form an order or “tradition”; however, that order is always being altered by a new work which modifies the “tradition” to make room for itself. This view, in which “the past should be altered by the present as much as the present is directed by the past,” requires that a poet be familiar with almost all
In sonnet 16 of the collection, like Caesar to Brutus, she has betrayed and utterly devastated him, and it is evident when he writes, “I open an old book, and there I find / That 'Women still may love whom they deceive? ' / Such love I prize not, madam: by your leave,” (13-15). He openly states that her love is not one that he desires any longer, and even goes as far as saying that he is ready for her to take her