The purpose of this essay is to analyse the famous novel "On the Road" written by Jack Kerouac between 1948 and 1949. To understand him and his book is necessary to be aware of what Beat Generation is. The Beat Generation was a movement that persecuted a new perspective of thinking and originating new beliefs from that which were a taboo in the society. In the literary sphere, books with a more intimate freedom began to be published. It was after the World War II when these authors began to emerge and came to prominence in 1950´s.
According to Poets.org, slam poetry is the most vital energetic movement in poetry during the 1990’s. Slam poetry is known to have put interest and energy in poetry performance. Poetry began as a part of oral tradition, in the performances of slam poetry beat/melodic sounds would be added but some slam poet don’t add anything it’s just spoken words only. The interest of slam poetry was reborn through the rise of poetry across America, slam poetry was well received to young poets and poets of other style. Slam poets are known for focusing on Politics, Racism, Economic, and Gender equality when reciting or righting their spoken words.
He wanted to tell the stories of his people in ways that reflected their actual culture, including both their suffering and their love of music, laughter, and language itself. In Hughes 's poetry, he uses the rhythms of African American music, particularly blues and jazz. This sets his poetry apart from that of other writers, and it allowed him to experiment with a very rhythmic free verse. Hughes 's second volume of poetry, Fine Clothes to the Jew (1927), was not received well at that time of its publication because it was too experimental. However, many critics believe the volume to be among Hughes 's greatest
In his 1949 essay “Cultural Criticism and Society,” he claimed that “to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.” Adorno later expanded, saying he meant “it is the question whether one can live after Auschwitz.” I think what he meant by the quote was that to exist after Auschwitz and write poetry about the experience is to perpetuate the culture which allowed the events that took place at Auschwitz to happen. In essence, he might have wanted to entirely eradicate the culture which allowed such terrible acts to occur. Although Adorno makes a point which opens the conversation, a lot of holocaust survivors would disagree with his claim because they write deeply personal poetry about their experience, and they are definitely not trying to perpetuate a culture which abused them and tried to strip them of their dignity as human beings. Also, a shockingly large number of people do not know about the holocaust or believe it ever happened. Thus, Holocaust
When reading poetry, I use his three main rules to understand the work; without these rules comparing a pilgrim to a poetry reader understand poems would still be difficult. The comparison gives readers a mind set to shift to, one of a pilgrim in a new land. This opens the readers mind just as the pilgrims opened their minds to new ways of life. Most poems are based on emotions, these feelings can be different from reader to writer. by following Hirsch’s
The Dynamics of Language in Poetry Poetry (Greek word means something made or created) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. It consists largely of oral or literary works in which language is used in a manner that is felt by its user and audience to differ from ordinary prose. It may use condensed or compressed form to convey emotion or ideas to the reader's or listener's mind or ear; it may also use devices such as assonance and repetition to achieve musical or incantatory effects. Poems frequently rely for their effect on imagery, word association, and the musical qualities of the language used. According to Wordsworth “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its
Originally, the meaning of the word rap was to strike or hit, which is rather ironic looking at how violence is expressed through rap today. The definition changed over time, and a few centuries later, it became a word meaning to talk or have a conversation. Around the 1960’s people from black communities began using it as a slang word in the same context, and during the 1970’s the word became a term representing a new musical style where words were performed rhythmically, often to an instrumental backing. The beginning of this new culture that we now know today as Hip-Hip was founded in the Bronx, New York. Today, rap music is undeniably one of the most popular music genres, dominating all music charts.
Segregation and inequality of People of Colour play a big role in the poems that I will be addressing in this Essay. As a Black American he uses his experience and the experiences of People of Colour in America to create his works and connect us in the struggle against racial injustice. Langston Hughes used these poems to express what People of Colour were going through and how we felt in that time. “Let America be America Again” was a criticism of the treat of black people and other poc in America. The poem speaks to America or rather white America who have created a false sense of freedom on stolen land.
Accepting the artistic merit of performance poetry – its unique aesthetic as a demonstration of poetic art – will point towards an approach that looks at live poetry in terms of form and aesthetic of performance, while negating its artistry suggests an approach that only looks at live poetry in terms of its sociological significance. Further in this chapter I have examined the orality/literacy debate in terms of how it is applicable to performative poetry and the value judgements it evokes, which will affect how sub- genres of live poetry such as performance poetry are evaluated. In the introduction to The Poet as Performer, Don Cusic notes that “in the end, the poet will be judged by his poetry and not by his performances” (8). In his view, the live performance of poetry apparently has little to do with ‘poetry itelf,’ which is evidently imagined as writing. His idea is that the written poem will outlast the performance.
Langston Hughes is an African American Poet who is very closely connected to his culture and expresses his feelings very thoroughly through his poetry in a jazz style. Langston Hughes is a modern poet who ignore the classical style of writing poetry and instead, in favor of oral and improve traditions of the Black culture. In majority of Langston’s poetry, many of his audience seems to take away a very strong message that many can apply to themselves or to others or his poems gives you an educational background of what’s going on in the African American community right now. For example, Langston Hughes writes a poetry piece called Afro American Fragment, which gives you a great breakdown of what an everyday African American person goes through considering that their whole history is basically taken away from them. Langston seems to show his audience that in books we never hear much about what contributions a African American person has done except for being brought to America and being a slave.