ELIOT 'S MODERNISM ' ' A VOYAGE FROM PAST TO PRESENT ' ': T. S. Eliot 's poetry sheds light on the modernist literature and determines the framework of the modern poetry through a plenty of innovative techniques. Principally, impersonality roots in Eliot 's poetry; which means an escape from personality and emotions (Underhill 170). His theory of impersonality in poetry is a strategy of avoiding confession (191). Ackerly draws attention to Eliot 's poetry 's paradoxical condition by claiming that his verse encapsulates the most harrowing personal feelings and presents the most agonizing image of the individual mind in spite of his insistence on impersonality (Ackerly 8). It can be said that his theory of the impersonal nature of art is
Seamus Heaney once referred to the purpose of art as a way to shake us out of our habitual perception of things by making the banal, the everyday unfamiliar. It’s my philosophy that a book or a poem is a beautifully crafted piece of literary art that can be interpreted to ones own accord. Literature is a portrait of its author. To me this is where the true beauty behind literature lies, in ones ability to express themselves through words. English literature and language has been a subject that has gripped me, particularly in recent years.
This may reflect man's insecurity in a world that degrades him. The study would, tackle this important theme in Oliver Twist. The chapter concentrates on the negative effects of Victorian philosophical trends such as utilitarianism and materialism on poor in general and children in particular. Chapter Three is concerned with "dehumanization". This chapter examines the aspects in Dickens's novel which dehumanize man and mechanize him, some of which are materialism and social injustice.
Unity in diversity and bring not only«different versions of postmodernism but also post-structuralism into a harmonious whole or as manifestations of the same basic principle. The term postmodernism is often appl.ed to the literature and art after World War-II (1939-45). Many of the works of postmodern literature of Jorge XAs Borges, Samual Beckett, Vaidimir Nabokov, Thomas Pynchdp. Ronald Barthes and many others ... so blend literary geners, culture and stylistic level, the serious, the playful, that they resist classification according to traditional literary lubrics. American Professor of Literature, Ihab Hassan (b.
Thomas had been virtually canonized on the strength of his fervent romanticism, but pretentious imitators had embraced that romanticism and recast it in their own faddish and emotionally bloated measures. To Movement poets Thomas’s mysticism was as unappealing as the soft Marxist literature of the 1930s, and it was considerably more obscure. In this reference Fielder expresses his view that: “To many of the new young, Thomas had come to seem the apotheosis of the False Poet” operatic, sodden, all shapeless dithyrambics and Professional Welshness” (Fielder
Dystopian Satire as Protest in Thangjam Ibopishak’s Poetry Ph. Sanamacha Sharma Assistant Prof. of English DM College of Commerce Imphal, Manipur Abstract Thispaper is based on the proposition that Thanjam Ibopishak’s poetryuses dystopian satire to offer a critique of the contemporary Manipuri society. The concept of dystopia is a crucial term for understanding contemporary spirit. Theoretically, it uses ZsoltCziganyik’s discussion on the connection between ‘satire and dystopia’.Ibopishak’s bleak satiric images are reflective of a ‘bad place’. His poetic outburst is one way of responding to the immediate dehumanizing influence of a society full of injustice, corruption and oppression.The poet is a witness to and his poetry evidence of different kinds of protest seen on the streets of Manipur for reasons both natural as well as man-made.
The Indian novelists in English, by using various linguistic and stylistic devices, have succeeded in infusing the rhythm of Indian languages into English and in assigning the Indian sensibility. Their language items form Indian thought and imagery and acquire a distinctive identity and elasticity. In the words of Prof. Gokak, Indian English Literature represents the evolution of a distinct standard, the body of which is English but whose soul is Indian in color, thought and imagery. There are different opinions regarding this experimentation in the style. Meenakshi Mukherjee states that the style is not integral to the author’s point of view but something added to the material like ‘icing on the cake or embroidery on a sari’.
His work consists mainly of poetry and is very uneven in style and level. He wrote how he felt, and thus his work fluctuates between deep melancholy, lamenting his destiny and savage rants against God and the bourgeois institutions he hated. Some of his poetry is reminiscent of old folk songs;
The term “metaphysical poetry” was coined by John Dryden but popularised by the literary critic and poet Samuel Johnson in England in the 17th century. Metaphysical poetry deals with the relationship between spirit and matter, merging emotion and intellectual ingenuity (Encyclopedia Britannica). It studies anything that exists or could exist, using abstract reasoning. Poems of this kind often contain parodies, puns and paradoxes and are characterised by conceit or “wit”. While metaphysical poetry might be lyrical, the emotion of the poet is not the driving force of the poem.
Shakespearean sonnets break the boundaries which are placed on a typical Elizabethan sonnet, in terms of style and content. Shakespeare modernised the form of the sonnet by applying different rhyming schemes and complex techniques. It can be argued that his work, unlike traditional sonnets, illustrates an intersection between poetry and theatre during the English renaissance. He also chose to discuss “love” in quite an abstract way in his sonnets. Shakespeare appeared to be mocking the worshipful attitude of the Petrarchan sonnet, as he used a different type of idealism and chose to write homoerotic poetry.