His work is still used today and many writers and artists use his work as inspiration. Keats inspired many different types of writers such as books as wildly diverse as Neil Gaiman's graphic novels and science fiction writer Dan Simmons. His poems were great examples of what the Romantic period of poetry was all about. John Keats searches for answers to questions in nature about existence, eternal love and death in his poems and many people enjoyed his straightforward view of death and life itself. He was a great example of having a rough life, but using it to his advantage.
In ‘On My Songs’ by Wilfred Owen, his ideas about poetry and its importance are voiced throughout the duration of the poem. He does this by using various techniques like metaphors, diction, and personification amongst others. One of the main ideas we can gather from this poem is that he believes that poetry is a form of release. It begins with: ‘Though unseen Poets, many and many a time/ Have answered me as if they knew my woe/…fashioned so their rime…easing the flow/ Of my dumb tears’.
In summary, Murakami is an author that amazes reader with his well use of writing techniques such as imagery and symbolism. Also, he’s strong sense of simulating strange abstraction and leaving readers turning circles changes the experience of fictions into some high level appreciation. While it is enjoyable to read, it is also full of surprises in every story he writes, involving intimation of cultural criticism and author’s personal feelings. All in all, to fully appreciate and understand Murakami’s motifs in each of his stories, it is essential to understand his
There are many talented poets, but there is something special about Langston Hughes that makes him unique. He has many eye-opening poems. Langston Hughes is definitely one of a kind. The poems Cross and Mother to Son by Langston Hughes, use figurative languages such as imagery and syntax to provide more climax. Imagery.
The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock written by T.S. Elliot, is the despondent poem of a middle-aged man named Prufrock suffering from an acute spiritual malaise due to his monotonous and tentative existence. Eliot beautifully told Prufrock's tale through careful use of literary devices. A device that appeared frequently throughout the poem was an allusion. These allusions were used to easily bring forth the impressions and characteristics conveyed by the sources alluded to, as well as creating flexibility for his readers. Hamlet, To His Coy Mistress, and The Bible are a few notable sources that Eliot alludes to within the poem.
Some examples of literary devices that Atwood uses to have this effect on readers are imagery, anaphora, diction, tone, figurative language and irony, and these barely scratch the surface of how many literary devices are used in the poem. All of these literary devices are what makes Atwood’s poem as good as it seems. Imagery is one of the major literary devices used throughout this poem because of its drastic effect it can have on the reader. If used correctly, imagery can really help the reader imagine the situation taking place in the story and see it in through their own eyes as if they were one of the characters in the poem.
Wallace Stevens once said, “Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container,” Stevens was one of America’s most respected poet. Along with poetry he also enjoyed philosophy, he loved to mix reality with his creative imagination. In the quote above, Stevens is using metaphors to describe human nature. Human nature is a tricky thing and can be described in many different ways.
“Poetry is when emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” (Robert Frost). Robert Frost wrote his poems with emotion and with a connection to his personal life. Frost wrote his poems like no other poet.
Descartes was an exceptional man, who wrote many engaging and thought provoking books. The excerpt of his work, The Passions of the Soul was an especially engaging and laborious passage to read. The focal point of the fragment assigned to read for this essay, mainly focused on the body, the mind and how animal spirits are the driving force of the human anatomy. He answers a series of several questions relating to his work on mind and body dualism, and goes into depth on each question so that the reader gets a philosophical understanding of his theories.
Robinson seemed to be a poet to entertain the masses. He was a good poet I have to assume considering Theodore Roosevelt liked him enough to give him a job and encourage him to still write poetry. His poems seemed a little out there to me I had to read them at least twice to make sure I read the poem right the first time. I am curious to where he came about with his poem ideas because he didn’t have a bad life as far as I could tell compared to some of the other morbid seeming poets who had a rough life to draw from. The poem “Richard Cory” was easy to understand, but the first read through I did I thought it was a robot not a person with imagery to seem like one.
In the poems,”O Captain! My Captain! “ by Walt Whitman and “Frederick Douglass” by Robert Hayden, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass are both displayed as heros for the same reason. Although they have faced many hardships, they have bettered the country in some way. They are looked up to by the speakers and are treated with great respect.