Modernism is a movement that arose from wide-scale and far-reaching transformations in Western society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Modernism rejected the certainty of Enlightenment thinking. Modernist poetry refers to poetry written, mainly in Europe and North America, between 1890 and 1950 in the tradition of modernist literature. It is characterized by a self-conscious break with traditional styles of poetry and verse. Modernists experimented with literary expression and form, stick to Ezra Pound 's maxim to “Make it new”.
June Jordan’s poetry is known for its immediacy and accessibility as well as its interest in identity and the representation of personal experiences. Her poetry is often deeply autobiographical, political and often displays a radical, globalized notion of solidarity amongst the worlds oppressed. “Poem about my rights” by the poet, June Jordan can be seen as spoken word poetry rather than page poetry where oral performance and repetition are used to convey her feelings and messages to the listeners. Poetry can be divided into two groups; written poetry and spoken word poetry. Written poetry, also known as page poetry, is written and is analysed by the reader.
My Wicked Ways, by Sandra Cisneros, has a unique rhythm and meter of poem. The poem does not include many perfect rhymes but the author does use imperfect rhymes throughout the duration of the poem. For example, My Wicked Ways, poet Sandra Cisneros states: that tips over one eye, a suit that fits him good,
In “The Debt” each line rhymes with the next line making every two lines a couplet. In Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy” there is end rhyme present but no real rhyme scheme. Those are some of the rhythmic elements Dunbar uses in his writing. Dunbar writes his poems on very serious matters, such as life and dreams and identity. In his poem “We Wear the Mask” Dunbar writes about people wearing masks but the true meaning of the poem is how people will try to hide their identity to look like a better more perfect person.
The persona then addresses the couple, saying how time has affected their relationship and how they are metaphorically stuck in time. This close reading will focus on the concept of time as seen in the poem and how the persona sees the couple. To have a better understanding of a cameo, it is defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary as the following: a usually brief literary filmic piece that brings into delicate or sharp relief the character of a person, place, or event, or a piece of jewelry that has a carved design shown against a background of a different color. Since the second definition is more fit for the poem, its full definition is a small piece of sculpture on a stone or shell
In the poem “The Century Quilt” by Marilyn Nelson Waniek, Waniek is able to craft a complex, contemporary poem using a variety of literary devices. Through enjambment, imagery, and chronological succession, Waniek describes the complexities of her quilt and reflects on it’s beauty and uniqueness. In lines 1-2 of “The Century Quilt” Waniek uses enjambment to start her poem with ambiguity and suspense. In addition, her use of enjambment slows the pace and forces the reader to digest each line as an individual thought, rather than a cohesive statement. In turn, the slowed pace and ambiguity of the opening couplet offers a preview to Wanieks unique style and syntax.
All the Wrong Places I’m sure we’ve all heard about young and beautiful attention seeking girls who eventually end up in sticky situations. There are times where they may not ever get out of the situation but, if they do, they attempt to change their ways. In Joyce Carol Oates’ short story “ Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” , a character named Connie fits right in that category. Connie is very vain and loves attention. Connie’s attention seeking ways lands her in a predicament that she rather not be in.
James Shokoff wrote a literary criticism over my poem Ode on a Grecian Urn. Shokoff is a journalist, and strongly discusses his opinion on the poem in Soul-Making in ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn. Shokoff believes that the question he does not have answered in the poem remains an unsolved mystery. Shokoff agrees with my thesis that symbolism and identification is not a weakness of the poem, but shows great significance. In this criticism the main question is, is the “beauty-truth identification a consistent, meaningful conclusion to the poem” (Shokoff)?
It would be pragmatic to elicit first what’s intended by the title of the poem. The word ‘prologue’ means a separate introductory or preface to a kind of a literary work. Thus, it can be said that Bradstreet’s poem is a prologue to the feminist movement, a prologue to the new life in America, a prologue to the American poetry, or a prologue to the search of identity. So, the term ‘prologue’ is a broad one, and it would be egregious to limit it to a certain topic. The poem tackles a diverse of identities.
(page:67) Here is the point despite all of those problems they survived. On the other hand, Penelopaid who has everything without courage to deal with problem. Poor Penelopaid says that " I have always been able to go to sleep. "(123) This what she does when there is a difficulty. As a consequent, even though Penelopaid steered us about her story, it was clear that the young bloodscrubbers characterized the real women through not being