Literary Imitation is a concept prevalent throughout American literature, and extremely important in influencing authors and works regarded as extremely important in shaping writing unanimously agreed to be central to the core of important literature. In many cases, an author may choose their favorite author and try to emulate their style. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, had a favorite poet named John Keats, who is famously noted for writing about life with a nonpareil understanding of its pleasures. Fitzgerald admired Keats so much that there are several examples of “Fitzgerald editing Keats’s verse for his own aesthetic and interpretative reasons,” and repurposing them in his own stories (McGowan 9). Most notably, Fitzgerald titled one of his works Tender is the Night, a line directly out of Keats’
The result was a strange kind of poetry, shuttling between America and Europe, between Puritan reticence and Romantic feeling, between pious instruction and aesthetic pleasure, between aristocratic ideals and egalitarian principle. Longfellow held these oppositions together by keeping his poetry's energies oriented toward his readers. In other words, the popular success of this often self-contradictory poet may have been possible only because the United States in the mid-to-late nineteenth century was such a conflicted place. Longfellow managed to speak to the conflicts and at the same time to seem a safe haven, an anchor in the storm”(“Henry Wadsworth Longfellow” Historic). Henry is an American icon because of his lyrical poems and catchy rhymes.
But he was concerned more with the reality than dreams and idealism. He differed from others by his style and even Yeats in his Oxford Anthology of Modern Verse 1892-1935, called him a forerunner of a future literary revolution. (WILBY,2008,n.p) "Barker was no minor poet. His work was passionate, intellectually challenging and highly original, his language incantatory and often hypnotic. There are echoes of Blake, Housman, Verlaine and Barker 's contemporary, Dylan Thomas."
A great many people know him from his one of a kind and flawless works, for example, Self-Reliance, Experience, and Nature. Be that as it may, Emerson was likewise a momentous public speaker also. Apparently his most renowned of speeches, The American Scholar, was so persuasive and progressive. In this essay I will exhibit analysis of this speech in term of diverse rhetorical aspects. Artistic gadgets like metaphor, simile, and repetition are utilized as a part of literature to pass on an exceptional intending to the reader.
Compare and Contrast Edgar Allan Poe Stories Edgar Allan Poe is one of the greatest authors of literature that has ever lived. He had a unique way to entice the readers, and create a whole environment with the main characters narrating the events of the story. But what makes his stories so great that they pass the test of time? Poe would commonly write most of his stories with similar elements; we will be exploring the similarities and differences of The Cask of Amontillado and The Black Cat.
Beethoven used these elements to convey a sense of raw power and greatness, revolutionary ideas that lent themselves to the philosophical movements that were springing up throughout Europe at the time of the symphony’s composition (Buch 2003). These movements, which included the Enlightenment and the Restoration, were similar in their attempts to encourage free-thinking and throw off political repression (Buch 2003). Thus, the cultural values of magnanimity and greatness that the Ninth Symphony conveys could be regarded as Beethoven’s endeavors to challenge previously established conventions in response to these
George Lois’s Speech and Advices “Creativity can solve any problem.” is the well-known saying from George Lois, an America’s master communicator. He is known from his creative and easily recognizable magazine’s cover named Esquire, which was shown in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City in 2008. He is also a great inspiratory. He wrote a book named ‘Damn Good Advices’, ‘Iconic America’, ‘What’s the big idea?’ and gave a speech in TEDxThessaloniki.
Mark Twain was an author who could write stories of such prevalence, like his novel: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” This novel was written with all new boundaries in writing: point of view, the sense of journey, morality issues, and dialect differences. For these reasons, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is the most quintessential novel in American history. The main plot of this novel is simply a coming-of-age story told by the perspective of Huck himself. Not only does this show innocence and an honest point of view, but it also allows Twain to hide behind his character and share his opinion.
In his powerful Phi Beta Kappa address presented at Harvard, “The American Scholar”, Ralph Waldo Emerson asserts, “The scholar of the first age received into him the world around: brooded thereon; gave it a new arrangement of his own mind, and uttered it again. . . . It can stand, and it can go” (Emerson 1). By this quote, it can be easily interpreted that Emerson has a passion for writing and books as he speaks his beliefs. In fact, Emerson incorporates many of his beliefs throughout his speech, from unity in writing and society to the practice of new philosophies being formed in every generation. Emerson utilizes the rhetorical appeal of diction and the rhetorical fallacy of loaded words throughout his speech in order to depict his beliefs on
Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, is a provocative narrative on the topic of censorship. It is written elegantly and successfully using Freytag’s triangle. Freytag’s triangle, which gives the formula for writing in a narrative style, states that an author should have: an exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and finally a resolution. Ray Bradbury not only uses this formula to write his novel, he also uses it to allow readers to form their own opinions on the topic of censorship.
Realism was first born as a reaction of romanticism; as the realist movement spawned from naturalism and regionalism. Realism is the products of a changing society in the United States due to the Industrial Revolution and Era of Good Feelings. One may think, realism is most important in literature since it presents life honestly, objectively
The first important theme of the American Romantics is idealism. Idealism is a recurring theme throughout the American Romantic times, because the way people of this time felt it was their duty to help one another. Due to the Romantics humanitarian beliefs, many people, such as Dorothea Dix and Horace Mann, stood up for unjust and unfair rules for the betterment of society. The first romanticist to fight for a utopian society was Horace Mann. Mann fought to improve public education which at this time was a huge concern because of how the education system was religious based more than academic focused ("Political and Social Milestones"137).