At face value this is incredibly interesting but due to Shakespeare’s wonderful presentation of thought-provoking and memorable symbolism, it is striking. There are many vivid examples of this scattered throughout the play but my favourite is when Lear observes “We are not ourselves when nature being oppressed commands the mind to suffer with the body.” This highlights how we can survive physical suffering, and we can survive emotional suffering but we cannot cope with both simultaneously. When both occur it causes severe emotional turmoil and man to breakdown. This incredibly memorable and thought-provoking observation is incredible as it explores the fragility of man in such an interesting way. Preceded by Lear shouting “Hysterica Passio!
Paul Durcan’s poetry catches the realism of us all. His poetry is full of unorthodox images that may at first appear banal, familiar and even dystopian, yet it overflows with almost palpable genuine unreserved human emotion. This is most evident in his more personal poems, such as Nessa and The Difficulty that is Marriage. This gives me the impression he is surrealist and absurdist. In each of his poems he explores his inexpedient marriage and relationships with his father.
The two poems, “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe and the poem, “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)” by E E Cummings, have similarities because they both have the same theme of love. In the poem, “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe, the author writes the poem in a very overwhelming and emotional way. In this poem, the author talks about losing someone that they love and having the person taken away from them. Even though the poem is very gruesome and mentions death, it still is very powerful due to the theme of love. In a passionate and determined tone, the author states, “But our love was stronger… Nor the demons down under the sea, can ever dissever my soul from the soul, of the beautiful Annabel Lee” (Poe 27, 31-33).
Love and Revival William Butler Yeats 1865–1939 by Dilyana Ilieva 1067A `A poet's life is an experiment in living,' wrote W B Yeats, and his own life was a heady mix of Irish nationalism, politics and the occult, overlapping love-affairs, passionate friendships and extraordinary poems. As a master of the themes of nation, love and art, WB Yeats left a rich artistic legacy to Ireland and the world. Arguably the most significant poet of the twentieth century, Yeats lived at a pivotal period in Irish history and his poetry is inextricably linked to the struggle for national self-definition, both artistically and politically. A little about Yeats’ life : he was born in 1865 to an artistic family, so he inherited the visual creativity of his father together with his mother's attachment to the landscape and stories of the West of Ireland. These were fused in the vivid and otherworldly power of early poems such as 'The Stolen Child' and 'The Song of Wandering Aengus'.
During the Romantic era, it was known for poets to write with the power of imagination and striving for the infinite. On the other hand, “The Tyger” does exactly this. In Blake’s radical period when most of his greatest poems are written. The poems are sufficiently often targeted against brutal situations like religion or the monarchy, or any and all cultural traditions – sexist, racist, or classist – which constipates imagination or passion. These
Dylan Thomas is one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. His works strike us not only through their surrealistic language, but also through their lyricism. They are powerful because of the meaning of the words, but also with their incredible musicality and this is what I will discuss in this essay by examining the poem “Do not go gentle into that good night”. How this musicality does affect the whole poem? To do it, I will research the structure of the villanelle, the poetic language used, the connection between Dylan Thomas and the predecessors of the surrealistic movement – Verlaine and Rimbaud, the ways and means used in the poem which create melody.
This happens because most of the modern poets are well known for its realistic and sensitive expressions of the despair, disgust and meaninglessness of life. The readers are habituated of it. This is the main reason of the decline of pure humour in modern age. Another reason for it is the inability of pure humour to raise serious matters. W H Auden is important in this context because he has not only produced laughter through his poetry but he communicates important messages for society.
The mark of a successful writer is their ability to convey not only a message, but an emotion simply by describing something with vivid and thoughtfully provoking language. William Shakespeare brilliantly encapsulates this in his ,”Sonnet XVIII” a poem of love and the feeling it exhumes. His stylistic elements such as attention to detail, imagery , metaphors, and diction that all help to convey his overarching message on the eternity of love. To begin with, Shakespeare shows an immense amount of detail to really show how much this love truly means to him. In the very first sentence he says, “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” to compare his lover to the warmth and brightness that he/she gives to him.
Personally, I would have to strongly disagree with this statement as I find his poems interesting and comprehendible. Right from the onset, Yeats became one of my favourite poets as I admire his unique style and impressive language skills. I believe that his poems are a reflection of his own life... An interesting and influential one that faced rejection from Maude Gonne, creating the Abbey theatre in Dublin and winning the Nobel Prize for literature in 1923. I feel that he captures a calm atmosphere in his nature poems using onomatopoeia and with a unique style which draws me in as a reader. Yeats also portrays a powerful message in his political poems and conveys his thoughts and emotions when he utilises clever similes coupled with alliteration or assonance.
I am especially fond of poetry because its diversity of forms and styles allow for distinctive expressions of emotion. My study of literature as O-Level and A-Level subjects have equipped me with the necessary technical skills to critically appreciate poetry. One of my favourite poets is Boey Kim Cheng, who is able to evoke empathy from the reader for his emotional struggles in memorialising his family and searching for his identity. His choice of language and setting is astounding; his poignant depiction of a past life with his father in olden Singapore in ‘Ahead My Father Moves’ vividly reflects his desperation to regain his father’s presence as well as his longing for a country untouched by modernisation. This poem is especially meaningful to me as it evokes both the beauty and agony of a parent’s mortality, which is made more