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”.
But, in contemporary America various obstacles destroy the relationship. Lee describes the latter. Rowshan Zamir (2000) compares Whitman with Sepehri. Innovation, personal style, freedom from rhyme and meter, new poetic diction and musicality are among the points of similarity. The author believes that the two poets employ stream of consciousness technique and that they are impressionist writers.
Introduction Modernism is best defined as the revolution of the old activities and recreation of traditional forms of art, architecture, literature, religious faith, philosophy, social activities of daily life, and even the sciences. Ideology is the system of ideas and ideals, especially those that form the basis of economic or political theory and policy. The poem under consideration is an examination of the tortured psyche of the prototypical modern man. The modern man is characterized by being overeducated, eloquent, neurotic, and emotionally stilted. Per se, the poem uses several stylistic devices that characterize modernist ideology poetry.
The way poetry was perceived changed. It was about time. Someone doesn’t earn a Nobel Prize in Literature for “outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry” in 1948 if they don’t keep pace with the constant vicissitude of society. TS Eliot’s writing style is characterized by his ability to cautiously use allusions, exegeses, footnotes and quotations. He used fragmentation in his poetry to juxtapose literary texts against one another.
Shakespearean sonnets break the boundaries which are placed on a typical Elizabethan sonnet, in terms of style and content. Shakespeare modernised the form of the sonnet by applying different rhyming schemes and complex techniques. It can be argued that his work, unlike traditional sonnets, illustrates an intersection between poetry and theatre during the English renaissance. He also chose to discuss “love” in quite an abstract way in his sonnets. Shakespeare appeared to be mocking the worshipful attitude of the Petrarchan sonnet, as he used a different type of idealism and chose to write homoerotic poetry.
Before delving into the illustrations of the nineteenth century, it is first worth discussing the cultural environment which surrounded illustrators at that time. The period from roughly 1880 to 1900, called the fin-de-siècle, is often considered the pinnacle and the decline of Decadence. Attempts to define Decadence abound in academic writing, and it is necessary to take into account the different interpretations of this term. Linda Dowling defines two opposite assumptions in regards to Decadence: the older view which “is that of rumour and gossip, a truth doomed to exhaust itself in the mere telling” as opposed to a “more serious view of Decadence [which emerged] as a cult of artifice in art and literature.”1 The older view Dowling mentions
Narrating Modernity: The structural dynamics in “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” In this paper I intend to talk about Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie as an example of the modernist movement and how certain features of the modernist period were incorporated in this literary text. With inventive story-telling techniques and fascinating characters the novel becomes persuasive and engrossing. Therefore any modern day reader would find it to be “the crème de la crème.” Spark have used certain modernist techniques such as the text loses chronology and hence time is circular. There is little description as modernists like more to allude to things. The stream of character’s consciousness is represented, that’s why the works are often
Blake’s work was mentioned as ‘diseased and wild’ by John Ruskin, even though Ruskin noted that Blake’s mind as ‘great and wise’. However, it was only in the Twentieth century that Blake was acknowledged as a notable poet and artist. Blake’s poems are simple and lyrical in form, but there are complex works too, which needs the reader to work hard to understand what Blake means. This complexity is due to the presence of mythological in addition to the philosophical sources present in his work. Blake himself has stated that he had to "create a System, or be enslaved by another Man 's.” this reasons the presence of vague thoughts and allusions in his work.
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.
Twentieth Century is also known as the modern era and in those times when everyone was moving towards progression leaving behind the past, T.S Eliot was obsessed with the past. Being a modernist himself, he revolted against the ideas of progression. This revolt and constant clinginess to history and the previous era is evident in his works. In this paper, we are looking at how Eliot projected time and history in his renowned poem “The Wasteland”. Key Words: Modernism, Anti-Modernism, T.S Eliot, Wasteland, Time, History “Time is the moving image of eternity - (Plato)” In the beginning of twentieth century “Modernism” started as a movement/revolt against the past, it dreams of moving forward towards development.