The blending of witty and subtle remarks with emotion and feeling exposes John Donne’s scholasticism as a Metaphysical poets and brings the whole of experience into his poetry in which profound interest of experience can be analyzed to meet up the psychological curiosity of writing love and religious poetry. Actually Metaphysical poets wanted to do something unique that’s why they separated themselves from Spenser and Elizabethans poets. In his poem “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning”, Donne deals with conjugal love. While consoling his wife, the speaker argues that the parting can’t harm their love because their love is the love of souls. Similarly “Batter my Heart” is full of paradoxical statements.
Cesario’s response clearly identifies his cleverness, skill and how he is a natural poet. Olivia is so drawn in because Cesario’s type of poetry is new and spontaneous in comparison to Orsino’s cliched poetry (once again referring to the idea that Orsino is misguided in love). Here Shakespeare has used comic relief in this scene as Orsino himself would never live in a makeshift hut as he is ‘above’ that. Once Cesario leaves Olivia wants to know how one “so quickly may catch the plague?” This metaphor contains an element of violence, further painting the idea that it physically hurts Olivia to love and in an extreme case it may make her want to die. Overall, Shakespeare has presented love as a complex theme throughout Act 1 by consistently showing how love can either end in happiness or hurt.
The poet does so because the main theme of this poem is the siren gets too bored to stay on the island, and she is desperately looking for help to release herself. Basically, enjambment works by removing some punctuation at the end of the lines, and multiple lines can be linked together. As punctuation marks like comas are removed, it is easier to increase the suspense for readers to jump into next recurring scene with an abrupt ending of line; thus, creating hasty tone of the scenario. In this poem, the poet extensively uses enjambment with other effects to amplify the theme. For example, the arrangement of “I don’t enjoy it here squatting on this island” and “I don’t enjoy singing this trio” (Atwood, 14-17).
The Romantic Period was revolutionary in terms of breaking away from poetic traditions. Romantic Literature included a focus on the writer or narrators emotions and the inner world. It was a celebration of nature, beauty and imagination with an emphasis on the individual experience of the sublime, supernatural and mythological elements as well as the search for individual definitions of morality rather than blindly accepting religious beliefs. Part of the emotional and sentimental aspect of poets during the Romantic Period was because it followed the Enlightenment, which was an intellectual movement that emphasized reason above emotion. The Romantics did not agree with this point of view expressing that, to be human is to be emotional and irrational.
Walter Pater’s influence on Oscar Wilde stretched across all of his work including “The Decay of Lying.” Pater was deeply passionate about Romanticism, which are reflected in Oscar Wilde’s works. While Oscar Wilde upset many people with his seemingly out of place writing, Wilde had people who also believed in his literary ideals. These opponents of realism were known as the decadent aesthetes . Writers of this title championed human creativity over logic and the natural world and created somewhat of a literary counter-culture to the modern way of writing. In “The Decay of Lying,” Vivian would identify with this movement based on his opinions of modernism and logic.
Metaphysical poets don’t “follow the code”; they bend the “traditional” rules by taking unrelated ideas and gluing them together. These poets desire to shake up the foundation of what’s known and show one a world that would otherwise be hidden from social thinking. There are several characteristics that aid to the categorizing of a poet’s work: the lack of end-stopping a line, use of everyday language, analysis of an emotion over the expression of it, and a conceit that combines two seemingly unrelated ideas into one. John Donne falls into this classification of writers due to his technique and wit. According to The Poetry Foundation, Donne’s poetry was considered crude during its publication after his death and was historically unpopular.
In his classical historical fiction play, Cyrano de Bergerac (1897), Edmond Rostand outlines the life of a charismatic Gascon officer and romantic poet named Cyrano who is plagued by an unappealing physical attribute to show the insecurities of society and the struggle between appearance and candor. By presenting romantic conflicts, Rostand allows the characters to reveal their inner selves and adapt into developed human beings with powerful and poor aspects. He utilizes symbolism, allusion, and characterization to reinforce his audiences’ awareness to the characters’ dynamic transfigurations. Rostand enlightens his audience by accentuating that the true nature of a person lays in their actions and intentions not aesthetics. Firstly, Rostand
Overall, Wallace Stevens tries to combine his principle of “new Romanticism” with a nature that transcends human being, somehow he takes a Transcendental turn in his poem, he had an epiphany, the importance of art, without it and without the woman’s song, people would never be able to comprehend the order of nature. We should chase after something that is deeper than the nature itself, we should listen with our soul and mind at some interior level of
“Ars Poetica” directly contradicts this Imagist principle, yet manages to teach it at the same time. McLeish opens his poem with the phrase “a poem should be”, and continues to repeat the phrase in lines 7, 9, 15, and 17. The repetition of the word “be” evokes the image of life, emphasizing the idea that a poem is indeed a being; however, repetition, according to McLeish’s principle and the meaning of “Ars Poetica” is a conflicting literacy device within a poem. The most obvious contradiction appears in line 5, “A poem should be wordless”. If a poem “should be wordless” why repeat the phrase “a poem should be” in that very line, or at all?
He used fragmentation in his poetry to juxtapose literary texts against one another. When it comes to topics, Eliot saw society as helpless and wounded, furthermore he visualized that culture was decaying, and he tried to capture that. As a modernist writer, Eliot was fascinated by the idea of symbolism, and consequently, this can be observed in his poems. Usually making use of symbolism using music, he juxtaposed lyrics from an opera by Richard Wagner with songs from pubs in “The Waste Land”. He believed that high culture, including art, opera, and drama, was in decline while popular culture was on the rise.