Both of the authors write their text in the time period of the Holocaust. Niemoller list names of groups that were persecuted during the Nazi Revolution, while Simon is writing about a Holocaust victim. They most likely both mention the time period not only because it contributes to their topic, but to give their tone more of a serious and hopeful ambience. The two writers also both use irony in their styles, although they use different types of irony they both use it to farther develop their text. The poem, "First They Came...," uses dramatic irony to make the reader feel a sense of his regret and to make the reader personally reflect what he experienced.
This shows that Bradbury was successful in creating a dystopian novel. A key characteristic of a successful dystopian novel is creating the illusion of happiness. The author must use imagery to aid the reader in this illusion, while also leading the reader to know that life isn’t as it should be. Near the beginning of the novel, Bradbury writes that the houses are only burned at
Albert Camus, a French existentialist philosopher, believes that an individual who is unsatisfied with life will attempt to reject and try to find meaning elsewhere. One of Camus’ themes of thought was the absurd. “The absurd expresses a fundamental disharmony, a tragic incompatibility, in our existence.” (Feiser ) This view gives an individual the ability to use “free will” in order to pursue a life void of meaning.
The 19th century, a period characterized by strict conformity and societal standards, provided limited room for individuality or creative spirit. Those living in this time were expected to follow the path most traveled, and suppress their true selves so as to not differ from the rest. If one appeared different, they became an immediate outsider with accusations of madness set forth. However, certain individuals refused to accommodate the insular expectations of their society. Despite constant ridicule, two poets by the names of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, stood their ground and created revolutionary literature.
The overall meaning of “A Fit of Rhyme Against Rhyme” is that poets, should rather than ignore rhyme, accept it as something that has importance and tolerate its presence. The poem, A Fit of Rhyme Against Rhyme, by Edgar Allan Poe, states,” All good poetry hence was flown / And art banish’d, (Jonson line 14-15)” which has a tone of being disappointed since poetry seemed to evolve and all the originality seemed to disappear in the authors perspective. The text that shows a tone of frustration would be when it says, “Not a line deserving praise, / Pallas frowning, (Jonson line 29-30)” because with all the change, he doesn’t like the fact that they keep creating new forms of doing poetry and not considering the old way of rhyme.
In Gwendolyn Brooks: Poetry and the Heroic Voice by D.H. Melhem, digs deeper into Rudolph reed’s character. “The Ballad of Rudolph Reed” again piles the form to tell a story with a strong moral or social theme. For the first time, however, the regular stanza serves the heroic concept, as it did partially in the previous poem. Rudolph Reed takes nihilistic action. While political solidarity compels social change, the latter ultimately rests upon the conscience of one who, as Herman Melville observed of Nathaniel Hawthorne, can say “No! in thunder.”
From not giving into his lack of morals throughout the story, from actually wanting to suicide. By remembering on what he really believed in by being loyal and committed to his religion. Also by acknowledging the bright side of actually being alive, since no one has a precise understanding of what is actually behind the afterlife. All in all, these aspects assembled a broad importance to the story, for giving Hamlet his way of comprehending suicide in his own
Modern poetry is in open form and free verse. It is pessimistic in tone, portraying loss in faith and psychological struggle which is quite different from the fixed forms and meters of traditional poetry. Secondly, modern poetry is fragmented in nature, containing juxtaposition, inter-textuality and allusion. It has no proper beginning, middle or end. Thirdly, modern poetry is predominantly intellectual in its appeal, rather than emotive.
In fact the terrain of Mother Dhumavati is Modernist --- to explain her milieu, if She has a milieu which is humanly cognizable, we would rather use The Wasteland of T.S. Eliot. Just because Eliot ends his poem with reiterations of peace, it does not mean that the telos of The Wasteland is peace or there is any hope for peace. It is a world bereft of all meaning: in Mother Dhumavati’s world the one resounding echo is Philomel’s “Jug jug jug jug jug jug”. Rape, sodomy, child abuse and torture have filled the world after the First World War and the Mother of all, Dhumavati responds to this “Jug jug jug jug jug jug” and rushes crazed through the multiverses.