However, the reader can 't help but sense the fear and concern these romantic writers experienced during the Romanticism Era since it followed the Industrial Revolution and threatened a critical source of peace these individuals had which is nature. They thrived on literature, nature and imagination to glorify the present and paint it in the finest artistic way possible. We still enjoy these works of arts by simply holding a book and unleashing the power of imagination. Regarding to my personal reflection about the poem, it is a simple poem with lots of imagery. It is a very beautiful poem gives a close image of the purity and beauty of nature, and the deep human emotion inspired by the natural landscape.
Ezra Pound - An Immorality In An Immorality, Ezra Pound speaks of the vices that the narrator would rather spend his time and life on. The brief poem names love and time with his lover to be the only thing worth having and worth living for (1-6). He denounces the high ideals espoused by other men as the meaning of life asserting that personal happiness in itself is already self-fulfillment (7-8). However, the title indicates the presence of a different persona, a first narrator who condemns these views by labeling them as immoral Jack Merrywell noted how the poem could be referring to Pound’s own stand regarding the events leading to World War I. The poet is criticizing war and how it deprives the young men of the freedom they defend.
In William M. Manly’s work “Journey to Consciousness: The Symbolic Pattern of Camus’s L’Etranger” we find many characteristic similarities between the protagonists of these two works. Camus’s claim that the works were not designed to reveal a “philosophie absurde” but a “sensibilité absurde”, is evident in the intention which is readily apparent in its poetic style and emotional tone. Although Camus’s personal point of view shows a deep sympathy with Meursault, it is evident that the quality of sympathetic awareness seems lacking in Meursault’s attitude toward his mother, Marie, Céleste, Raymond, and his life in the first section. In the light of Camus’s perception with different states of consciousness in Le Mythe de Sisyphe, it is suggested that Meursault’s early behavior towards the social norms falls into a symbolic pattern which is a characteristic feature of the novel as a
In his short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Edgar Allen Poe uses conflict to show how Rodrick isolation from society shows his effort to be himself despite living with illnesses. After Roderick and the narrator met again, Roderick states: I shall perish, said he, I must
This specific description of the poet’s point of view can be viewed as a representation of the accusation that was often directed at Romantic poets, which was that their alienation and separation from society produced a skewed or shadowed version of reality, which rendered their observations irrelevant. The Romantic poet was meant to hold a mirror up to nature and society, in the same fashion that
The poem “Ode to the West Wind” was composed in October 25, 1819, but publish in 1829 by poet Percy Bysshe Shelley who flatters the West Wind in order to then ask if he could grant him a favor. He’s in a moment of weakness to the point where he doesn’t know what to do anymore and would just prefer for people to read his thoughts. Romanticism involves the freedom of imagination with reasoning and judgement. Yes, the “Ode of the West Wind” is indeed a Romantic poem. Percy Shelley relates to the romanticism because he tries to reason as to why the West Wind should grant him a favor.
However, before his passing, Poe wrote his best selling lyrical narrative poem called The Raven in 1844 that inhibits the idea of lunacy in the natural world, as well as, the unattainable desire to resurrect love upon the speakers lost Lenore. Within this transcendent piece of literature, Poe uses symbolism
Structuralism also references the idea that language is arbitrary and can be interpreted in different ways by individual people, meaning certain words can take on different meanings. The idea of the signified and the signifier is important when discussing the textual changes between the original and revised versions of “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” (it is unexpected Wordsworth would revise his texts as he was at the forefront of the idea that “poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” and that “it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity” William Wordsworth, Preface to Lyrical Ballads, 1800. However, from a structuralist perspective, we should forget about the poet when analysing his work and focus mainly on
The face of the rabbit provides an emotion of pity and it looks hopeless. Also, the rabbit is holding a bottle of alcohol which made me feel more pathetic about it, as it is not normal for a child to hold a bottle of alcohol. Another thing that moves the emotions of the audience is the yellowish color of the weather that causes depression and misery. The background is also rich in having a unique message. The moving legs in a dim way, indicates the existence of indifference regarding the lying rabbit and the problem of street children, which makes the problem more wretched.
They are simply flat with redundant phrases. Here Milton is morally exalted. It is due to the fact that Arnold is more concerned with his duty to the society- how to live – rather than with his duty to literature – how to appreciate. R. A. Scott James remarks, “Arnold’s powers of appreciation might be twisted by his preconceived schemes of moral excellence.” This line in Arnold’s artistic make-up from time to time conflicts with a purely disinterested judgments. We see the same bias in his dislike of “Scotch drink, scotch religion and Scotch manners” and in his harsh treatment of Keats in regard to Fanny Browne.