In the poem ‘The Second Coming’, but Irish poet and dramatist, William Butler Yeats, the form and metaphors used foreshadow certain preoccupations of the Twentieth Century Modernism. Modernism can be defined as a style or movement in the arts, such as poetry, that aims to depart significantly from classical and traditional forms. ‘The Second Coming’ can be viewed as a prophetic poem that envisions the end of the Christian era and the intense birth of a new age. From the beginning of the poem, through the use of the poems title, ‘The Second Coming’, the reader immediately is presented with a bible reference to the reappearance of Christ on earth – as prophesied in Matthew 24 and the Revelations of St John the Baptist. This ‘second coming’ will be accompanied by an Apocalypse and the divine Last Judgement.
New historicism is a method of literary criticism that emphasizes the historicity of a text by relating it to the configurations of power, society, or ideology in a given time (Merriam-webster.com, n.d.). Both Wordsworth and Yeats incorporate this stylistic device in some of their poems to reflect the environment around them; the stirring of the Industrial Revolution in the midst of the serenity of nature, as well as the Irish Civil War that was boiling up. Yeats applied the use of New Historicism in the following poems: An Irishman Foresees his Death, September 1913, Adam’s Curse, The Second Coming and Pardon all Fathers. In the first poem, Yeats describes Ireland during its Civil War, through the eyes of a war pilot. He represents the patriotic ideology in the form of “Irishman”, Major Robert Gregory, who went to war with his own
Written in by Parnassian poet Théodore de Banville, Cléopâtre is an interesting example of a poem commanded by the notion of ‘l’art pour l’art.’ At first, the poem reads as a reflection of contemporary interests in Greco-Roman mythology, having evolved from the Romanticism of the early 19th century. However, at closer inspection, it is possible that Banville has used his 1865 poem to express his ideas on the limitations of religion and simultaneously the effect of beauty. Exploration of religion is a key aspect of Cléopâtre, something that is portrayed primarily through the theme of eternity throughout the poem; this idea is both introduced and fortified in the first two stanzas. The use of vocabulary in, Dans la nuit brûlante où la plainte
Wordsworth discusses the alienation of the struggles associated with childhood, however Blake uses pastoralism to reverse the oppression which he believes the Bible portrays. The theme of “Tintern Abbey” is memory and he attempts to redeem the present specifically, and also remember his various childhood memories. “Tintern Abbey” is a monologue, imaginatively spoken by the speaker to himself, referencing the specific objects the imaginary place would hold. Both generally and specifically, this subject is of predominate importance in Wordsworth’s work. In the preface to Lyrical Ballads, Wordsworth says “I believe that my habits of
After bringing scared of him they finally talk to him , but they couldn't understand what the angel was saying so they called a neighbor woman who knows everything to see him. She took one look and tells them that he is a angel who must have came for his son. She insisted on them to club him. But they didn’t have a heart to club him so they do the next worst thing they dragged him out of the mud and locked him up with the hens in the wire chicken coop. He planned on sending him off in a raft the next
For example, Atticus informs Scout about how innocent mockingbirds are when he says, ' 'I 'd rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you 'll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it 's a sin to kill a mockingbird" (Lee 90). This suggests that Atticus is trying to tell the children that it is an immoral act to kill mockingbirds. Scout also asks Ms. Maudie why it is a sin and she tells her that they do not do anything besides making music for people to enjoy. Scout takes this as a learning experience and realizes that she should not shoot at them since
The aforementioned statement about the passing of time is also echoed and shown in the use of two tenses throughout the poem- past and present. Curnow brings attention to this to show the subconscious need to know the
For example, “darkness” implies mystery, obscurity and the presence of evil, while “fearing” and “[d]oubting” suggest insecurity and a lack of confidence. The persona eventually returns inside, but he soon hears more tapping. Determined to discover where the sound is coming from, the speaker opens the shutters and inadvertently lets in a raven. Fascinated by its “stately” appearance, he starts a conversation with the “ebony bird,” and is shocked to discover the raven can speak. Although the raven only says “[n]evermore,” the speaker continues talking to it, asking it if he’ll ever see his beloved Lenore again in the afterlife.
Naturalism is a literary genre that started as a literary movement in late nineteenth century in literature, film, theater and art. This movement suggested the role of family background, social conditions and environment in shaping human character. Thus, naturalistic
Previous Study The main focus of this study is to find and analyze the imagery of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem Tamerlane. In other words, this study using poem tittle Tamerlane to be the source of the data in this study. In this study will take two previous study about the Tamerlane