Poetry before the time of Wood worth employed a lot of philosophical and intellectual engagements. (Stephen 70) The history of William Wordsworth has helped in understanding the poem by firstly knowing that his sister Dorothy was the silent listener mentioned at the end of the poem. It is also important in understanding how the poem was composed and the various situations showing communion with nature. His historical background also shows that he was a Romanticist and together with another composer it gave Wordsworth the ability to grow further in poetry.
In Browning 's poem , the poet is writing about the massive love; the opening line expresses the tone of love and emotional intimacy between lovers. Coming up lines leave the reader with the greatest, intensive and qualified passion the speaker has. This passionate tone drives me as a reader to the worlds of affection, devotion, fondness, desire and endearment, which are waking up all the feelings of love hidden deeply inside me. Interestingly, Ben Jonson 's "On My First Son" played the same role upon me through reading. The tone of this great piece of art is sadness and griving the speaker felt towards the death of his first child, Seven years thou were lent to me, and I
Examples of these poetic devices used to represent the struggles Gary Soto’s community went through can be found all throughout his poem. In the first stanza, he uses personification to give inanimate objects human characteristics, for example the clouds shouldered. The simile was used to compare two things in order to get a sharpened idea of what the scenery was like. Hyperbole was used to exaggerate the thinness of the children as the have less and less food. Soto created a powerful meaning and expressed it through this poem, the theme illustrating the difficult times he went through.
Did the Romantic Movement influence the works of famous singers, artists and writers of Today? The Romantic Movement or Romanticism as it is always identified as was a literary movement of art, literature and music during the 19th century. It was created to counter the enlightenment movement that proceeded it and therefore Romanticism was intended to change attitudes towards things. Romantic thinkers praised imagination over reason, emotions over logic and intuition over science. “ The revolutionary energy underlying the romantic movement affected not only just literature, but all of the arts --- from music to painting , from sculpture to architecture.” as claimed by (English Department, 12/02/2009).
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. At the same time, his works deepen people 's understanding of French symbolism in the nineteenth century and make people more aware of the possibility of drawing lessons from foreign poetry. Eliot uses tradition and personal innovation, combined with the revitalization of the twentieth-century British poetry, which leads to poems full of vitality. Based on the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” this paper explores the poet 's exploration and innovation in the aspects of poetic skills and content. The early works of Eliot are in a low tone, and he often uses association, metaphor, and suggestion to express modern people 's depression.
The following poems, Postcard from Kashmir and Island Man, written by poets Agha Shahid Ali and Grace Nichols respectively, is a work of art written solely about identity and the idea of belonging. Post-colonial poetry forms part of a body of literature written by colonized and formerly colonized peoples. With this in mind, it can be said that both poems coincide with the identity of post-colonial poems. Shahid Ali himself is a patriotic poet – he was forced to leave his homeland due to chaos and war, and thus wrote the poem Postcard from Kashmir to express his deep love for his country, despite what has happened there. Similarly, Nichols explores the anguish associated with cultural identity – feeling separated from home and not being able
With the beginning of the 20th century, great changes arrived in all spheres of human activity due to the growing needs of the society. Like everything else, literature had to offer new literary frames that will meet the requirements of the readership. One of the pioneers that had the courage to try something different, unique and unusual was the American novelist Francis Scott Fitzgerald who became a cultural icon because of his success to embody the era he lived in inside of his works. Through the analysis of some key symbols in ‘The Great Gatsby’ we will see how for example colors do not always have positive connotations or how some elements, minor and irrelevant to the one group of characters, have great importance to the other. The symbolism
In addition, he also uses repetition to create fluent yet unruffled, tragic feel for the reader. Throughout the poem, “The Raven”, Poe uses anaphora as a way that shows he is creating a mysterious setting that continues through the majority of the poem. For example, Poe repeats the word, “Nevermore” at the end of each line, to inform the reader of the great sorrow he feels, referring to the death of his love, drawing the reader in. He also repeats the line, “nothing more”. “Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;— ’Tis the wind and nothing more!”.
William Blake and William Wordsworth encounter concepts of innocence throughout their poetic experiences., but from different points of view. From Wordsworth’s “Tintern Abbey” to Blake’s “Songs of Innocence”, they portray different realisations with the concept of innocence. “Tintern Abbey” produced a literary revolution as great poets such as Plath, Boland and Yeats were influenced to write because of “Tintern Abbey”. Wordsworth kick started the beginning of what we know as modern poetry. Wordsworth discusses the alienation of the struggles associated with childhood, however Blake uses pastoralism to reverse the oppression which he believes the Bible portrays.
It should be a matter of great honour and worthy too to incorporate the creative aspect of the poet laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson. The influence of John Keats and other Romantic poets published before and during his childhood is evident from the richness of his imagery and descriptive writing. It reflects the Victorian periodof his maturity in his feeling for order and his tendency towards moralizing. The aim of this paper is to depict the notion of his virtuous concept relating to perseverance and optimism of human beings as well as of his own life. He was no doubt a man of optimist.