Bradstreet creates a deeper meaning in her poem through her discussion of earthly value versus eternal value and how she discovers the importance of eternal value through the loss of her earthly possessions. The first example of her discovery is her feeling that she has lost her earthly possessions. In her recount of the flames overtaking her house, Bradstreet says, “I blest His name that gave and took, That laid my goods now in the dust” (Bradstreet ll. 14-15). In these lines,
John Donne was an English poet, cleric in the Church of England and a lawyer, who was known as the representative of metaphysical poets. He has a great range of literary works that he wrote but his most recognized are sonnets. One of the most important themes in his poems is the concept of the true religion about which he wrote many worldly poems in which he showed his substantial attention in religious beliefs. The best example for this are his 19 Holy Sonnets, which were published 2 years after Donne’s death. The purpose of this paper is to explain Donne 's rather questioning tone of God and his mercy prevalent in his 'Holy Sonnet IX '.
St.Teresa of Avila was born in 1515 and died in 1582. She was a Spanish Nun who also wrote poetry is her journal. Her poetry inspired many people and is still relevant today. The piece “Nada te Turbe” was very responsive for the people of the time. During the time period of St. Teresa of Avila many reparations and Wars of Religions were occurring.
Literature is often figurative and appeals to the emotions. During the early colonial times of America, many authors wrote about the things they experienced during that time. Two well-known authors of that period were John Smith and Anne Bradstreet. Smith gave accounts of what he experienced during that period through prose, whereas Anne Bradstreet wrote about some things that went on her life through poetry. Smith’s writings have the purpose of telling what happened and providing the facts, whereas Anne Bradstreet does tell what happened, but she also looks toward the future in her writings.
Puritans are a people with a very strong belief in both God and the power of God. When people see power, they interpret it in different ways. Some know of power through anger and impulse, while others see power through the goodness the powerful one shows. Although Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards are both puritan poets, their writings convey mainly different, though sometimes similar, views on God because they have different perceptions of His will and the use of His power. Anne Bradstreet listens to and accepts anything that God wishes, and that is shown through her poem Upon the Burning of my House.
In Emily Dickinson’s both letters to Abiah Root, she puts forth her mature opinions about religion and death and the eternity of living that serve as a window into her development as a poet into her later works surrounding the theme of death. At a young age, Emily Dickinson struggles with her feelings around Christianity and salvation as she writes to her friend, Abiah Root, who is also going through a transition in her faith. Dickinson grapples with her conflicting feelings around not being Christian and still hoping to get into heaven and see Abiah in the afterlife. Dickinson goes on to express her anxiety around the eternity of life and how she believes death will feel like a “relief to so endless a state of existence” even though she struggles
Emily Dickinson deserves to be called a great (American) Poet because the amount of poems she wrote and how she challenged the existing definitions of poetry. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, on December 10th, 1830. Emily at a young age was often influenced in politics. Emily’s father believed in all children were entitled to a quality classic education. Every academic subject that Emily studied was within the context of the Christian religion.
Religion in Macbeth and Beowulf Whether it be a play or a poem religion will influence how the author writes their story. Some writings might hold more religious standing than others, for example Macbeth and Beowulf. While both Macbeth and Beowulf express Christian views, Macbeth’s Christian standing is stronger because it doesn’t use paganistic views like Beowulf, and the characters express a more biblical background. Shakespeare 's biblical imagery in Macbeth is far greater than Beowulf’s biblical standing. Macbeth was written during a time where religion was an important aspect most people’s lives and it was meant to please King James who was on the throne at this point.
Some say it’s just a poem, others say it’s about the stages in life, and the other few people find it in a more biblical way. Religion was important to Dickinson. She wanted to make sure she could include it into her poems. Dickinson’s religion is something that made her who she was. Poems should reflect on things such as emotions, subjects that are important, and personal experiences.
NATIONALISM IN THE WORKS OF SAROJINI NAIDU ABSTRACT: Indian English Poetry is remarkably great. In Naidu 's poetry one can see the representation of the different colours of India and its folk cultures. There is also depiction of her secular outlook and patriotism as her theme of her poetry. The poems in which her nationalism is reflected are: 'To India ', ' An anthem of love ', 'The gift of India ', 'The call to evening prayer ', 'Lotus ', 'Indian dancers ' and Indian gipsy. Keywords: Patriotism Independence Indo-Anglian freedom INTRODUCTION: "You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.” … George Bernard Shaw The Indian English poetry began far back before the independence.