T.S. Eliot is a worldwide famous poet, an American modernist, and the winner of the 1894 Nobel Prize in Literature. Eliot changed the existing order in English literature. His poetry and literary criticism changed the literary interests of the whole generation. Through his poems, he forces people to know the history of the development of English poetry and to look at the seventeenth-century England with a new vision of Romanticism.
17/PELA/034 Language in Milton’s Paradise Lost Milton is an English poet and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost, which is written in blank verse. William Hayley’s 1796 biography called him the “greatest English author” (McCalman 605). His poetry and prose reflects his self-determination and need for freedom. For a long time Milton served as a Latin secretary to Oliver Cromwell.
"The two giants of 19th-century American poetry who played the greatest role in redefining modern verse are Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson" (Burt). Both poets Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are considered as the founders of today’s modern American poetry that are tried to revalue the poetry of the last century. Sooner or later, but they succeeded. They put the keystone of the modern American poetry which drifted in the breeze. The poetry has been redefined in a way to be able to get to the modern society's cultural level.
Beowulf is one of the greatest and longest poem ever to be written today. Many English, and Literature classes still enjoy reading this great epic poem. Beowulf is a hero in the same vein as other epic heroes that shows the values of courage, bravery, strength, honor, and
This gave Whitman something Dickinson did not really have while she was alive, an audience. At the heart of Whitman’s Plethora of poetry is the collection Leaves of Grass Which Whitman constantly edited and changed throughout his life. The collection contained one of Whitman’s most famous poems Song of Myself. The collection can be a metaphor for Whitman’s poetic innovation. Undergoing constant revisions by Whitman the poem shows the changes and the developments that he would make to his poetry throughout his long career as a literary author.
“Ars Poetica” directly contradicts this Imagist principle, yet manages to teach it at the same time. McLeish opens his poem with the phrase “a poem should be”, and continues to repeat the phrase in lines 7, 9, 15, and 17. The repetition of the word “be” evokes the image of life, emphasizing the idea that a poem is indeed a being; however, repetition, according to McLeish’s principle and the meaning of “Ars Poetica” is a conflicting literacy device within a poem. The most obvious contradiction appears in line 5, “A poem should be wordless”. If a poem “should be wordless” why repeat the phrase “a poem should be” in that very line, or at all?
Eliot (1). This is certainly true for his works “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and “The Waste Land”. These works, written in the early days of the Modernist writing movement, show Eliot’s displeasure with the modern world he inhabited. This attitude is reflected in the two works mentioned above, and are expressed in the themes of isolation and miscommunication. While the title suggests that The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock is a love poem, the poem centres around the theme of isolation, as can be seen by the use of pronouns and the isolation of certain lines on the type page.
Eliot and the ideas explained in Tradition and the Individual Talent? The modernist poetry style has started at the 19th century and it is continued in the 20th century. This style is mostly affected by the World War I and the rapid changes – like industrialization and the politic issues – happened in the world. The literary style changed according to those extreme changes and adopted a marginal way of writing. Poets tried to be exclusive and they all refused the earlier methods thinking as they are all outdated.
TS Eliot talks about historical consciousness in his essay “Tradition and Individual Talent” in which he writes that even the most original artist of the modern age, is, infact, under the greatest obligation to the old masters of art and poetry. T.S Eliot has been widely appreciated for mirroring the sensibilities of the new age through a new idiom. New age is the time when an almost final break down of a pre-industrial way of life, and economy and also of the human values of agricultural life, the scientific revolution grasping the age-old values, and finally, the devastations caused by the two world wars and the fear that the human civilization may at any time be devoured by modern science brought about the changes in sensibilities which
7.). The contemporary Indian English poetry is full of experiments. These poets adopt free verse as their way of writing instead of using rhyme or stanzaic forms. The tone of their writing is one of intectualised irony and sarcasm. They have evoked the verbal melody with the use of alliterative and assonant words.