Eliot? Eliot was a man born in the late Beat poetry transitioning into the Modern Period where his poetry was greatly affected by his events in life and the movements occurring in his time; a struggle on the spirit of his age. Growing up in the Modern Period, a gradual motion that was viewed as discouraging was set; the tradition ways of viewing and interating with the world faded away where the experimentation and individualism replaced such virtues (The Literature Network, 2014) New forms of ideas and movements such as imagism and futurism set a motion in which Eliot grew in and translated in his poetry whereby it challenged the social norms of poetry. However, these excitements came to an abrupt end in 1914 with the beginning of the Frist World War and with the end of the First World War in 1918 came the end of the European domination and thus begain the “American Century”, a sanctuary for artist who were in disillusion in Europe due to the avat-garde movement caused by many wonderful technology as well as a handful of American poets. In this handful of American Poets was T.S.
Modernism was a period in the early twentieth century that often dates back to the publication of T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” This movement broke the traditional ways of form, concepts, and style found in poetry and allowed poets to freely express their ideas and beliefs through various ways such as free verse, fragmentation, allusions, imagery etc. T.S. Eliot is known for modernizing himself on his own by using fragments that incorporate multiple voices into his work. Eliot’s use of fragmentation and allusions in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and The Waste Land demonstrates his belief that modern society is disordered and chaotic and his realization that reality is too disjointed to understand. Fragmentation
Literary Analysis A poem in fragments is the manner in which author T.S. Eliot describes his remarkable work The Waste Land. The Waste Land is esteemed as a modernist text for that it is labor intensive pushing past the previous genres, leaving behind the democracy and wistfulness of Whitman and Realism 's weight on reality and realness with innovative thoughts of money, intimacy, intellect, industry and individualism. The Wasteland contains five spasmodic divisions designed each in separate sections combining multiple voices, literary characters, historical allusions, quotations and glimpses into contemporary life through absurd images, myths, and legends. The reader becomes lost in a maze of past literature swarming into a piece of its own.
William Carlos Williams’ Poetry I will explain William Carlos Williams’s life and his imagist style. And also I will give an examples from ‘’Spring and All’’. The characteristic Williams style emerged clearly in the landmark volume of mixed prose and poetry ‘’Spring and All’’ Firstly I want to start with his life, William Carlos Williams thought of himself as the most underrated poet of his generation. His reputation has risen since World War II as a younger generation of poets testified to the influence of his work on their idea of what poetry should be. The simplicity of his verse forms the matter of factness of both his subject matter and his means of describing it, seemed to bring poetry into natural relation with everyday life.
The focus on the self has been promoted by the poets themselves. Even when American poets have not purposely placed themselves in the forefront of their poems, many readers have sought to identify the personae with the biographical details belonging to the lives of the poets behind the lines. One hundred years after the one thousand eight hundred fifty-five publication of the first edition of Whitman's Leaves of Grass, the personal Autobiographical matter which reaches a peak with the publication of two of the twentieth century's most Influential volumes of poetry, Robert Lowell's Life Studies (1959). As soon as Lowell published Life Studies (1959), M(acha) L(ouis) Rosenthal reviewed it along exactly these lines: Lowell removes the mask. His speaker is unequivocally himself, and it is not hard to think of Life Studies as a series of personal confidences, rather shameful, that one is honor-bound not to reveal.
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
Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era. Hardy as a poet was very unique and through his poetry examined the constraints society puts on the lives of individuals and denounces those beliefs. According to W.H Auden “the primary function of poetry as of all the arts, is to make us aware of ourselves and the world around us”. Thus Hardy uses the power of his poetry to represent the commonplace in an extraordinary way this is evident in his poems “Hap”, “To an Unborn Pauper Child”, and The broken appointment” ,which teaches us about mankind’s feelings toward god , the perversity of fate in life and love which are common circumstances in our everyday life. Hardy uses the power of his poem “Hap” to represent mankind’s relationship towards god or a higher unknown force in the commonplace where man blames god for their pain and suffering.
T.S. Eliot one among the “high modernists” was the pioneer in crafting his poetry in accord with a very modern, existential aesthetical setting. Eliot, Ezra Pound and James Joyce were among the canonical, leading figures of modernist movement in literature. They expressed the “Hollow” in the modern man and depicted the miseries of modern world, “fate of selfhood in time”, “loss of self”, “threats to selfhood” and “squalor of life in big cities and the anonymity that big city life bring with it.” The meaning of life and its subsequent erosion in modern times is often questioned and wondered about in Eliot’s intriguing poetry. His use of imagery and symbolism to extract out the existential aspect of modern life brings out the most crucial and
The past century has seen an explosion of narratives wherein the literary greats contributed to the evolution of literature, recreated and embodied toward new textual genres. Their works project a rigid understanding of the author as a historically and culturally dependent membership constructed along the lines of gender, sexual orientation, class, and nationality. Authors of fiction have self-fashioned original revolutionary works, affirming and celebrating human creativity as the best means of illuminating and exploring the human, a new obsession with ingenuity spills over into fiction, the past blends with the present, history with imagination. Thus, they articulate, reflect on, and can be read through both modern and postmodern concerns.