Ezra Pound - An Immorality In An Immorality, Ezra Pound speaks of the vices that the narrator would rather spend his time and life on. The brief poem names love and time with his lover to be the only thing worth having and worth living for (1-6). He denounces the high ideals espoused by other men as the meaning of life asserting that personal happiness in itself is already self-fulfillment (7-8). However, the title indicates the presence of a different persona, a first narrator who condemns these views by labeling them as immoral Jack Merrywell noted how the poem could be referring to Pound’s own stand regarding the events leading to World War I. The poet is criticizing war and how it deprives the young men of the freedom they defend.
In the words of Andrew Moore, “The mariner 's tale, told in the first-person, is set in a third-person narrative about a wedding. Show how the poet uses the first person narrative voice to make the tale more vivid and moving.” (Moore) Moore explains how from a first person perspective a story is all the more chilling. In Rime of the Ancient Mariner the young sailor learns to value nature, how to find beauty in destruction, and to understand that there are consequences for people’s actions. From the Romantics a great take away was the respect for nature, and how it had suddenly become something people had forgotten to do and needed to be reminded, not matter what the damage, in Rime of the Ancient Mariner the young cursed man learns the value of life. Within the last lines from Part IV the Mariner prays to God thanking him for the beautiful animals, “O happy living things!
Afterwards, Mary Magdalene shed tears of joy on the feet of Jesus because she was so happy that she had been pregnant with his child for three months and that, therefore, Jesus and Mary Magdalene were “finally married.” Mary wiped her tears from the feet of Jesus with her hair and, on the second occasion of the two-part ceremony, she wept. All of these things signify the “Second Anointing” or “Marital Anointing” of a dynastic heir. Other anointing of Messiahs (whether on coronation or admission to the senior priesthood) were always conducted by men: by the High Zadok or the High Priest. The oil used was olive oil, mixed with cinnamon and other spices, but never spikenard. Spikenard was the express prerogative of a Messianic
He finishes by telling the court, “Those adventures made a long evening, and I do not hold with tiresome repetition of a story” (12.578-580), suggesting that, instead of simply conveying a story without thought, Homer told his stories with investment, understanding, and emotion the way Odysseus does. Furthermore, Odysseus is again characterized in comparison to figures like Homer through epic simile. As the hero prepares to complete the difficult trick of shooting an arrow through twelve axeheads before the suitors, the poet describes him, “like a musician, like a harper, with quiet hand upon his instrument he draws between his thumb and forefinger a sweet new string upon a peg: so effortlessly Odysseus in one motion strung the bow. Then slid his right hand down the cord and plucked it, so the taut gut vibrating hummed and sang a swallow’s note” (21.462-469). In this climactic moment, Odysseus and Homer become one, hero and poet, and as the arrow flies, it sings Odysseus’s story.
"Lift not the painted veil", an 1818 sonnet by the British Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, depicts a world that is covered by a painted veil. Although this veil deceives people, the sonnet 's first line states that it is strongly forbidden to lift it. One individual ignores this warning and is plunged into a state of disorientation, thus confirming the soundness of the warning. Yet, given Shelley 's radical atheist background, there may be more to this poem than first meets the eye and the use of metaphors in the sonnet may reveal a different, even opposite reading. By focussing on the connotatively contrasting use of metaphors, this essay aims at demonstrating how Percy Bysshe Shelley 's sonnet "Lift not the painted veil", despite its deceptive, seemingly admonitory first line, encourages the individual to defy religion and to adopt atheism.
The poem, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, is about an old sailor telling a wedding guest a life-changing story of a voyage he experienced. The story teaches a moral lesson about respecting and appreciating nature and all of God’s creatures. This is taught through a tribulation in which the sailor was forced to endure for killing an Albatross. The use of figurative language and other literary elements are prevalent in the poem and heavily influence the style, tone, and understanding of the poem. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner contains phrases that mimic repetitions of ancient poetry and contains other literary devices such as allegory and imagery throughout the poem to further convey understanding and enjoyment to the reader.
The Role of Art in “The Fall of the House of Usher Art can be expressed within writing pieces, poems and short stories in various types of forms. Edgar Allen Poe uses music as a form of art to help the main character Roderick try to cope with his unstable state of mind. Roderick experiences moral dilemmas and music serves to distort his feelings unintentionally. Simiraily, the ancient greek philosopher Aristotle believed that for a balance of life one needs to encounter the bad experiences in order to feel better and move on to better times. Furthermore, his belief was focused that one needs to participate in negative emotions to relieve the pain that he or she feels.
One might ask how it is possible for someone to be a teacher, an award-winning poet, a part-time PhD student and a festival director for Poetry Festival Singapore (PFS) all at the same time. If you are thinking of Superman, you could probably be forgiven. Eric Tinsay Valles is the guy who could split himself up in different places. Not literally, but as he says, through “careful planning” and concentrating on “core activities” such as his family and friends. When ask if he is married, the 49-year-old writer cum poet says that he’s “married to the church”.
In Biographia Literaria, the text which was written by Coleridge, saying that the supernatural and the ordinary life elements originated the plain of the Lyrical Ballads in which his poem ‘The Rime of Ancient Mariner’ is also a part of the poem collections; it was agreed that his efforts transfer from our inward human nature and a semblance of truth sufficient to procure for these shadows of dream that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith as well as it is also acting as the force in which infinite and indestructible structure of poetry. He quoted in Biographia Literaria chapter 13 that’ It [Imagination] dissolves, diffuses, dissipates in order to recreated.’ In part II after the Mariner killed the Albatross because he had nothing to eat in the ship, the atmosphere of the ventured sea has become harsher later where there’s nothing granting any good venture for his ship, which horrified the Mariner and the crews. The nature turned into anger as the wind, the sea, and the sun all come to horrify the ship as well as the later time, when the waves of the sea killed all of his sailors except the Ancient Mariner himself. The mariner’s on the killed Albatross in part I was reflecting to the time when Adam and Eve
he is a Scottish writer and novelist , poet , essayist , and travel writer , he was born in 1850 and died in 1894, he is the writer of the novel “the beach of felesa” and this short story published illustrated London news 1892 , the story is told in the first person by john Wiltshire , a british copra trader a British copra trader on the fictional South Sea island of Falesá. Upon arriving on the island, he meets a rival trader named Case, who arranges for him to be "married" to a local girl named Uma in a ceremony designed to impress the natives but to be completely non-binding in the view of Europeans. Wiltshire soon discovers that Uma has a taboo attached to her which causes all the other natives to refuse to do business with him, to Case's profit. He also hears rumors of Case having been involved in the suspicious deaths of his previous competitors. Although realising that he has been tricked, Wiltshire has genuinely fallen in love with Uma, and has their marriage legalised by a passing missionary , The story concludes with Wiltshire several years later living on another island, still happily married to Uma, worrying about what will happen to his mixed-race children.