Maria Stan Assist. Lect. Dragoș Manea 19th Century American Literature 20th January 2016 PINE-TREES CRUSTED WITH SNOW AND THE EYE OF THE BLACKBIRD – THE OBSESSION OF FRACTALS IN WALLACE STEVENS’ POETRY Poetry is the supreme fiction, Madame, says Stevens in one of his early poems. The importance of imagination and its way of how it can manipulate the world as we know it (both physically and spiritually) has been both a main theme of poetry and a stylistic and structural way of writing since the British Romantics have pointed it, making possible for this spirit to survive and to call the British Romantic poets as a vital (McLane et. al, 264) and a source of energizing force in later twentieth and twenty-first-century poetry (idem).
The romantics always favored nature over order. Nature has not been altered by reason; it is pure. This idea is clearly shown in this poem through the various similes and metaphors almost all of which have to do with nature. The skylark, the “cloud of fire”, the “golden lining of the sunken sun”, the “purple evening”, the “stars of heaven”, etc. Shelly makes very little mention of anything man-made.
In the sonnet Somewhere I have never Traveled contains numerous figurative expressions and similes to depict the feelings behind his ballad. In the principal stanza and the primary line of the sonnet, word "traveled" is metaphorically used to clarify an adventure the speaker is encountering particularly a positive one that is described by "Gladly". In the expression, "your eyes have their quiet" the speaker is alluding to someone else whose eyes demonstrate no outflow of adoration or interest, pretty much as hush is a non appearance of correspondence. The metaphoric phrase, "in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me, or which I cannot touch because they are too near" describes the emotions the speaker has made towards this lady by her activities and signals, however, keep him from opening up to her, depicted by the word "enclose" He has an inclination that he can 't open up to this lady since she has not demonstrated the same genuine, energetic emotions he has for her. Before the end of the primary stanza, there contain numerous illustrations communicating the subject of adoration to this lady, particularly the genuine excursion the speaker takes through this present lady 's eyes.
The poem is another free verse and is only one long stanza and one sentence. Looking more into the poem, unlike “O Captain! My Captain!”, this poem does not have a certain rhyme scheme or rhythm, instead he uses diction to show the audience what he is trying to portray. The words that he chooses are upbeat and are positive. This poem uses figurative language and vivid imagery to show what he is thinking.
The trees add shade to shade, lights out in the houses, we'll both be lonely.” His character is torn between the two options as he walks down the middle. The contrast between the natural world and the industrialized world is a topic the Ginsberg and many other beats brought up in their
In the fourteenth poem, the speaker must come to terms with the fact that the relationship is over. He is faced with images of autumnal change and decay but does not want to accept them. The poem features short verses of only three to four syllables that are often connected by enjambments into bigger units of meaning and a concentrated syntactic structure almost without conjunctions. Although George ended the eighth verse with a full stop, the second half does not form a complete sentence but continues the sentence of the first half. The compressed form corresponds to the poem’s images of transience.
The reader might also have an emotional connection to one of the objects and relate feelings to them. Nevertheless, regarding only what is present in the poem, the reader realises that there are only objects — the red wheelbarrow, the rainwater and the white chickens. Time does not play a role in the poem as it only describes one static moment. The lack of feelings is compensated by the presence of senses. The sense of sight is stimulated by the words “red“, “glazed with“, “beside“ and “white“.
The modernists headed for breaking the traditional format of writing and create a new one . Consequently , T.S. Eliot in his poem “ The waste land “ didn’t follow a particular form ; In the poem ‘ five sections , There were no constant length , meter or rhyme scheme . So , In the first section of the poem , There were four characters speaking not only one ; each one of them hold a fragmented image , and the language was fragmented as well ( the poem included languages other than English ) Which highlights the global nature at that time . Moreover , the first part of the second section was neither rhymed nor equal in length and meter , and the second part did not follow a systematic structure but a sequence of phrases linked by ‘ she said ‘ and ‘ I said ‘ .
Summary A novel that made me realized more about the Philippine setting and Philippine literature. A novel that REALLY IS hard for me to digest. However, I will try it out to summarize a Man Asian Literary Price in one page, if ever I failed, forgive me. Ilustrado, an award-winning, “Man Asian Literary Price” was about the two great thinkers and writers of their time. To name as such are Crispin Salvador and Miguel Syjuco.
There are not many in India who have written poetry in English. Among them, Sarojini Naidu stands first. Her poems are praised not only in India, but all over the world. Though she has written poems on religion, country, women 's freedom, etc., her poems on nature occupy the first place in her poetry. Even in sorrow, her nature poems glow with a touch of her suffering.