The term modernism has been used to designate T.S Eliot’s tendency of revolt that represented a complete break with the contemporary poetry. When eliot appeared on the scene , English poetry was dominated by the Georgian poets who tried to carry on the Victorian romantic tradition .Eliot revolted against the Georgian school of poetry as it ignored the complexities of the new age , and played on the lowest artistic responses of a large audience. georgian poetrt was external and fit to be communicated to the public and against this sort of poetry . eliot advocated and practiced poetry which was inner, secret ,mystrios , taught to a select few. Referring to this fact Maxwell has observed in the poetry of t. s eliot “from 1900 until first world
Romanticism is a doctrine, formal, fine art and ethnical period which began in the mid/late- 18th century as a response against the dominate edify saint of the day. Romantics preferred more natural, affected and individual fine art themes. Romantics also tempt poetry. Both Wordsworth and Blake are the great poets where both the poets mainly focused on nature as their theme. The Free Dictionary, (Feb1, 2001).
2 in 1908 . The setting by Strauss was published in 1904 and according to Iris Pfeiffer from the Arnold Schönberg Center it is possible that his setting inspired Schönberg to set the poem himself, as this text, unlike many poems by Richard Dehmel and Stefan George, cannot be found among the texts in Schönberg’s library. Influenced by Ferdinand Freiligrath and Georg Herwegh, Henckell wrote poetry with socialistic tendencies and was convinced his poems could change social circumstances. In order to disseminate his poems, some of which were forbidden in Germany
This creates a contradiction that so often draws the attention of the readers to a definite novel or a story of Ernest Hemingway. With regard to the writer and his works, one of the short stories that also depicts a much deeper meaning that it might seem after reading it, is the story “Cat in the Rain”. Despite its easy plot, the story pictures rather actual for our society issue of isolation that one might feel as a result of lack of fun and entertainment even in spite of having a partner. The idea of isolation from the world and from surrounding people is effectively implemented in the setting of the story, in its characters, in the mood created by the author, and in the events that occur as the story develops. All aspects of the story contribute to the idea of an unendurable solitude of a person, even though externally there are merely some signs of the profound feeling that is paralyzing the whole sole of a person and results in the development of egoistic approach to the events as well
Rawd Kosa 15.5 Title Introduction This proposal focuses on studying the themes of “THE HOLLOW MEN” poem. This poem belongs to the post modern literature from the modern period (1900- 1950s). The characteristics of modernity are: pessimism, frustration, isolation, total sense of loss; modern writers had no sense of purpose, the anxiety of uncertainty, meaninglessness, no values and miscommunication. The Hollow Men (1925) is a poem written by T.S. Eliot.
It is a moderately predictable illustration of how the rising modern metropolis had come to be primarily abstracted as the overpowering site of coercion and human deprivation by the contemporary English- Canadian poets. A similar denunciation of the malevolence of urban existence had also been depicted by Eustache Prudhomme, almost more than a quarter of century ago, in a poem named, "A Night in the City" (1866), where the poet
Especially in times of war times such as we find ourselves in today poets have spoken up boldly. Rupert Brooke stressed in his famous sonnet Peace, at the outset the war seemed to offer an invigorating flight from a tired, cynical society. Montague’s words "those who had once been enchanted were now dead, maimed, insane, or cynical." Perceiving that the protest on behalf of sense and humanity was largely the work of poets, Hemingway has reasoned that poets are not arrested as quickly as prose writers would be if they wrote critically. Its notable that while others, like Eliot and Pound and Joyce, were writing experimentally, the poets of the First World War tended to write in a traditional style.
Oliver Goldsmith wrote the poem ‘The Deserted Village’ in protest against the social changes that he witnessed during his travels around England. There are numerous quotes in the poem that encapsulate the message that Goldsmith is trying to put across. The fictional village of Auburn has now become a place ‘where wealth accumulates, and men decay’; this is quite a disturbing image as it is now evident that Auburn is no longer the beautiful and rustic village that it was before the introduction of the Enclosure acts. The quote in question encapsulates the theme and is of extreme importance to ones understanding of the work; it sums up the message and the argument that Goldsmith is trying to put across. Goldsmith is completely condemning the new social changes that are taking place, he radically expresses his feelings against the rule of England through the medium of poetry.
Walter Pater’s influence on Oscar Wilde stretched across all of his work including “The Decay of Lying.” Pater was deeply passionate about Romanticism, which are reflected in Oscar Wilde’s works. While Oscar Wilde upset many people with his seemingly out of place writing, Wilde had people who also believed in his literary ideals. These opponents of realism were known as the decadent aesthetes . Writers of this title championed human creativity over logic and the natural world and created somewhat of a literary counter-culture to the modern way of writing. In “The Decay of Lying,” Vivian would identify with this movement based on his opinions of modernism and logic.
Howarth (2011) notes a feeling that there was no heroicness especially for those who were the mentally traumatised, and had to repeatedly relive the horror of 1916 into the present of 1924 or 1930. He sees this feeling portrayed into the uncertain, stuttering sentences and the gaps in poetry of Modernist poems which echoes the speechlessness of the people who are disturbed by all that is lost. The effects of war on the mentality and poetry can be traced in most modernist poetry of the twentieth century, however, it is more prominent in some. Among all of them more famous poets such as T. S. Eliot is more representative. According to Kaplan (2006), as a poet, Eliot’s mind was the mind of Europe, mentioning that Eliot himself believed that poetic creation necessitated a sense of history.