In a letter to his brother, the great painter, Vincent Van Gogh, once wrote,“Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it”. In this quote, Van Gogh summarizes a subject great writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson has devoted entire essays to defining and explaining, and that is the subject of poetry. As it can be seen, a poet undertakes that almost impossible job of transposing what he or she sees in Nature on to paper for others to read. Only a true poet can be successful in an attempt. It is not just Nature a poet tries to capture into words, but also social experiences and human truths.
He had to deal with headaches all his life. (“Alexander Pope” Britannica school) Pope was amember of the scriblerus club. Further into the 18th century pope was called bitter and unpoetic because he was adding romanticism. Because of pope being so popular the critics would pay close attention to him. (“Alexander Pope” Hutchinson’s Biography Database) Early descriptive poetry, magnificent, and satires, and moral poems were Alexander’s three main types of poetry he would write about.
THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO The short story by Edgar Allen Poe contains various critics in terms of its design and preciseness has over the years critically analyzed “The Cask of Amontillado.” In this paper, it will look at a critical review that was provided by Thomas Olive Mabbot from the Carlson University of Connecticut. He mainly focusses on the irony that is in the story to provide his analytical view in regards to this story (Sova 45). The irony in this story begins in the first line of the opening sentence whereby it is quoted as; ‘The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge (218).’ This is quite ironical because in reality, people are more accustomed to hearing things such as, ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.’ However, in this case, the narrator states the opposite that the physical injuries that he has endured over the years, from Fortunato did not bother him, that he could bear them. What he could not bear was the insults of his family name by Fortunato. This is what made him swear revenge in regards to the issue at hand (Poe 144-148).
In this passage Malcolm X addressed the narrating “I” to address the audience of the autobiography, and he explains to them why he put forward the “sordid” details of his younger years as well as tells the read why he made the decision to spend so much time writing a book at all. This passage shows the reader the important themes that Malcolm X aims to put forward in the book, and that is the theme of race and racism in addition to the theme of religion. The theme of race is present when he says, “I had sunk to the very bottom of American white man’s society.” This quote tells the reader that Malcolm X has aimed, and still aims, to show how American society puts the white man at power, and the African-American man below him. Then the theme
The Calamity of an author To write means more than putting pretty words on a page; the act of writing is to share a part of yourself with the world. everything that an author goes through effects their writing. As through the hardest times, though, comes great beauty and thought. Francis scott fitzgerald, the author of The Great Gatsby, has gone through many phases of grief and helplessness. Even though he has lost his love, he has written of a new one.
Lancelot in Arthurian Legend Cycle The most focusing and recurring themes from both French and English Arthurian Legend Cycle about Lancelot, are his love with Guinevere and his failure of quest for the Holy Grail. The French version appears to focus more on his romance with the Queen and the conflict with King Arthur than his quest in his knighthood. “Le Chevalier de la Charrette” by Chrétien de Troyes and “Le Morte d’Arthur” by Thomas Malory are the most famous version of legend from the Middle Ages.
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
Orwell also was taught by dystopian novelist, Aldous Huxley, from whom Orwell could have adopted his dystopian writing style. After graduating in 1921, Orwell discovered his natural calling for writing. In 1932, Orwell hired his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, who issued him his pen name, George Orwell. As years passed, Orwell found himself drawn to the conflict of the Spanish Civil War. Unfortunately, an injury in the neck and the persecution of Republicans in Spain caused Orwell and his wife, Eileen, to flee the
Meena Alexander believes in poetry as political activism: her poetry often deals with conflicts and unrest, cities at the edge of war, episodes of discrimination, and so on. In an interview with Ruth Maxey, the poet admits that history conspires against the writing of poetry (Alexander 2009, 190). Many American poets have tried to do away with history, and to break the chains that still linked them to tradition, and to the old canon of British poetry. Alexander mentions Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose notion of self-reliance, which she interprets as reinvention of the self, “exhilarated” her (2009, 3). Chapter first of this study is entitled Identity which offers the theoretical framework of the term identity and the elements of identity in her works and try to find out her own identity.
On one hand he is political in nature and on other hand he was the lost Romantic. In his works he makes use of Celtic and Irish Landscape, names and music. He was the bridge between Romanticism and Modernism and used to put his own self in poetry. He writes on the themes of love, sex, confusion, religious life, politics, morality, aging, morbidity. It was after meeting Ezra Pound and T.S.