He supported the free verse and skillfully practiced the techniques of collage and allusion. Pound placed a value on novelty and experimentation that helps define what we see as the avant-garde today (Lewis and Domestico). Pound had the most contentious career of any twentieth-century poet, and his overall place in American literature is more controversial than that of any other modernist. As a poet, a critic, and a promoter of other writers, Pound was crucial to the growth of modernist poetry. T. S. Eliot, in dedicating his poem The Waste Land to Pound, called him “the better craftsman” (“il miglior
While this line is also sarcastic, Klosterman is able to enhance the humor of the line with profanity. In Klosterman’s Harry Potter essay, he states, “I honestly don’t give a shit if my assumption is true or false” (“Death by Harry Potter”). Klosterman casually throws around words most professional writers avoid because it fits his style of humor and connects him with readers. Since Klosterman’s essays are already more informal due to his biting sarcasm and hyperbole, his use of curse words only adds to his growing bond with the audience. Modern society has built crass language into our basic vocabulary; Klosterman’s use of profanity presents him as an average person to his audience in order to connect with them.
The poem uses implicit repetition more so than explicit repetition. Repetition is very effective when trying to convey a message, if a professor repeats a concept, it is most likely important to note; alike, Marvell does the same thing. There are few examples of explicit repetition expect for the word "man" and the pronoun "he". The word "man" is repeated twice throughout the poem but implied enough by male pronouns. The word man in the context of this poem, implies mankind in its entirety.
It is easy to see what is meant to be good or bad; it is not meant to provoke thoughts about what is morally sound or what caused Grendel to start attacking. The concepts of the poem were basic good and evil. Beowulf was the obvious hero and Grendel was just a natural born destroyer meant to also be destroyed. However, Beowulf and Grendel showcases the idea that there was more to the story than meets the eye. After depicting the tragedy that Grendel had to face as a child and an adult, the viewer and Beowulf sympathize with his hardships.
Eliot. Its themes are, like many of Eliot’s poems, absurdity, fragmentation and overlapping, but it is crucial to connect this poem most with the World War 1 which caused the dark view since wars cause destruction and frustration. Moreover, the difficulty of hope and being optimistic. This poem is divided into five parts and consists of 98 lines. MUHSIN Al MUSAWI in his research about trajectories of Modernity and Tradition (2006) says: “Apart from scant collections of translated modern poetry and several essays in which literary critics try to account for the transformative nature of modernist poetic writing, modern Arabic poetry remains inaccessible and limited to articles on well- known poets.
Other works have been influenced by the underworld and Charon, such as Dante’s Inferno. Charon is depicted the same in Dante’s Inferno, a man who refuses to take a living soul on his boat. Dante uses the same trick that Aeneas did and used his guide, Virgil, to get him on the boat. This displays that Charon is generally well known and so Pullman is drawing attention to this character. Pullman does not specifically call Charon by his name and so evidently wants his audience to make the connection of his direct
In “Chocolate War”, Cormier uses interrogative diction and repetitive statements to demonstrate how intimidating Brother Leon is, suggesting that Brother Leon is a very intimidating teacher who likes to tease his students in a not such nice manner. In the middle of the story it states, “Brother Leon whirled around. “Are you perfect, Bailey? All those A’s--that implies perfection. Is that the answer, Bailey?”” (Cormier 43) By asking question after question, the syntax makes the statement more dramatic, causing Bailey and the class to be intimidated.
The speaker describes the swamp as a trapping environment, “mindhold over / suck slick crossing, deep /hipholes, hummocks / that sink silently into the black, slack / earthsoup. I feel” (18-22). With the use of this strong diction the reader can imagine a fortress that is inescapable; an area where the earth itself will swallow you whole. In combination with even more alliteration the autorer fully shows the power of the swamp and the struggle of crossing it. The author, throughout the whole poem, will enjamb one line with another and then she starts a new sentence at the very end of a line.
She is using evidence that Tea Cake is playing around with Nunkie, and worries Tea Cake might choose Nunkie over her. She shows fear, however remains calm in her feelings. When confronting Tea Cake, contrary to her initial feelings of jealousy, she angrily claims, “Ah b’lieve you been messin’ round her!” (137). This “low” dialogue of her lashing out shows, when Janie expresses bottled up feelings, instead of basing her accusation on the reasoning she establishes, she expresses frustration while talking to Tea Cake. Had she not let her emotions get the better of her, they could have been peacefully discussing her concerns.
Fitzgerald utilises Gatsby, to display how hope can turn a reality into illusion, much like Daisy and Tom’s perfect life - due to their money - is an illusion to mask their “vast carelessness” (P. 190). Gatsby is depicted as an incessant dreamer, with an “extraordinary gift for hope” (P. 2). After dedicating much of his life to getting Daisy, he skews his perception of her, as he has built her up in his head. This is confirmed by Nick when he states “there must . .
Within the valley, there is little of note other than a decrepit billboard and a dilapidated garage. Fitzgerald placed these derelict structures in the valley to portray his view that the American Dream has been tarnished. This powerful message lends the valley an aura of depth and significance. Despite this importance, though, this dull and foreboding location is a land alienated from both itself and its surroundings. The detachment that has permeated the region allows for the unconcerned and neglectful acts, such as Myrtle’s murder, of the East Egg inhabitants to transpire without being noticed in detail by those living there.
The Onion article employs its usual gimmick of satire to highlight the absolute travesty that consumerism has done to the advertising world. This satire shows how consumerism has caused people to become sort of naive to the facets of advertising and in the process unknowingly suspend their well known beliefs and get sucked into the alluring trap of advertising. The author of the article immediately establishes his authoritative tone and so called expertise by providing troves of ¨scientific information¨ that literally drowns the reader into believing this will somehow benefit your life. It is very reminiscent of a formal proposal that provides a so proclaimed sensible solution, yet completely outrageous and abnormal in all regards. The satire benefits greatly in regards of the power of the satire from the continued profession and authoritative tone and formal proposal format which adds power to the argument of the satire.
William simply explains in the poem that there was “a splash quite unnoticed” (Williams). In the painting, Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, it shows Icarus’s legs in the water along with the splash unnoticed by people that were not far from it (Brueghel). This shows that both the poem and the painting, Landscape of the Fall of Icarus were similar. Both the poem and painting describe the splash of Icarus as being unnoticed. Further explaining how humans can be selfish and uncaring to others who might actually be in danger of some