Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature usually and southern literature specifically. His first published Story “A rose for Emily”, is one of the most famous that an American has written. Faulkner captured Southern Gothic in this short story by giving the story a moody and forbidding atmosphere. “A Rose for Emily” depicts southern gothic literature through the characters, the setting, and the mysteries and secrets. The First thing that makes this story southern gothic literature is the characters.
Countee Cullen was one of the most famous figures of the Harlem Renaissance. He worked to be an author on romantic poetry. Cullen focused on topics like love and death. He also wrote many poems on racial issues. These poems raised him to his literary fame.
William Shakespeare was an English poet, play-writer and actor, know genuinely as the greatest English writer in history. Shakespeare himself created several amazing plays that are still acknowledged today, one of his spectacular creating being ‘The Taming of the Shrew.’ Like many other plays by Shakespeare, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ has been directed as a film by Franco Zeffirelli (1968) as well as David Richards (2005). These films portray two contrasting views on the themes of marriage and love, adhering to the social expectations during the time period at the same time. Both films of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ illustrates similar concept of Petruchio marrying Katherina for his own benefits. Yet Zeffirelli depicts the themes by basing it off the
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
Born on June 27, 1872, Paul Laurence Dunbar is one of the few greatest African American poets of his time. Paul Laurence Dunbar is responsible for a great deal of poetry, including “Sympathy” as an exclamation for independence. Surprisingly, Dunbar was one of the first poets to write in both English and African American dialect which appealed to both. Like most of Dunbar’s works, Sympathy, according to English professor, Joanne Gabbin in his analysis, “Intimate Intercessions in the Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar” states: “…the inevitable theme of African American literature since black poets tried to sing in a strange land” (228). The form of Dunbar’s poem is consistent, echoing the same plea of sympathy he has towards the captive bird, who greatly
Among the Fireside poets, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is regarded as one of the most illustrious writers during the 19th century. In his compositions, “The Tide Rises the Tide Falls” and “The Song of Hiawatha”, we can discern several colloquial and innovative facets of the American Renaissance era. Moreover, unique components arose and assembled a superlative part in poetry. The blend of natural beauty, as well as a minute quantity of gothic and grotesque elements, were introduced and implemented in this western and national way of writing. Indeed, Longfellow remarks the most important element of this type new contrivance of literature, which is the notability and dependence of nature.
1. Langston Hughes is one of the most iconic American poets of all time. His work is forceful and direct, and spoke to the heart of the battles over inequality being fought in his time. Perhaps his best known poem, “I, Too”, highlights all of Hughes good qualities. His very first line expresses a common theme of the Harlem Renaissance, “I, too, sing America” In this we see the belief that African-Americans of the time thought of themselves as, well, Americans.
William Shakespeare is one of the most recognized playwrights of all time. Shakespeare wrote numerous poems, sonnets, and plays. One of his most famous pieces is Hamlet, which is one of the most recognized plays of today's world. Insanity is a major theme in the play, and can be found in this quotation where Claudius is describing Ophelia. “...poor Ophelia / Divided from herself and her fair judgement, / Without the which we are pictures or mere beasts” (4.5.91-93).
William Shakespeare is the greatest playwright of all time. In Julius Caesar a play written by Shakespeare himself; he proves his worth of the title. The two most notable speeches in Julius Caesar are spoken by Brutus and Antony. They use many literary elements to persuade the audience of their point. In Brutus’ speech, he expresses the point that Caesar died for the good of Rome.
The Life of Mark Twain Called “The Father of American Literature” by William Faulkner, Mark Twain was the one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century and realized the accomplishment of the American Dream that has eluded so many other authors. “He was America 's greatest humorist, yet he ended up mankind 's darkest cynic and most savage critic”(Otfinoski). Mark Twain stands out as one of the most impactful writers of his time and depicted the America that he knew with his literature and with his life. Mark Twain became one of the greatest and wealthiest writers of his time but was originally born under the name Samuel Langhorne Clemens to a poor family in Florida, Missouri. He was born two months premature under the light of Halley’s Comet, a sign of good things to come and was sickly for the first ten years of his life.