Looking at the world, it all looks so magical, with all of its beautifully done buildings. However, “Everything’s uglier up close” (Green, 57), even the hardest rocks can’t cover up the “paperness”  of the world. Whitman wrote “Leaves of Grass” as a way to represent himself, and his perspective of the fakeness, and materialism of life. John green, on the other hand, used Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself” in his book “Paper Towns” to discuss his own point of view on materialism. Margo Roth Spiegelman, the main character of John Green’s novel is influenced by Whitman.
A Bird’s Eye View Emily Dickinson opens up her poem with the famous line, “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words,’’. Paul Laurence Dunbar ends his poem with the line “I know why the caged bird sings!”. These two lines from the poets form the theme of the two poems. The poem “Hope is the thing with feathers” by Emily Dickinson, and “Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar both present a theme that suffering makes you appreciate hope much more. It seems that hope and pain are almost a dynamic duo.
William Carlos Williams’ Poetry I will explain William Carlos Williams’s life and his imagist style. And also I will give an examples from ‘’Spring and All’’. The characteristic Williams style emerged clearly in the landmark volume of mixed prose and poetry ‘’Spring and All’’ Firstly I want to start with his life, William Carlos Williams thought of himself as the most underrated poet of his generation. His reputation has risen since World War II as a younger generation of poets testified to the influence of his work on their idea of what poetry should be. The simplicity of his verse forms the matter of factness of both his subject matter and his means of describing it, seemed to bring poetry into natural relation with everyday life.
Writing from the common black man’s perspective affected the white and black communities equally. By not assigning a profession to the black character, Langston Hughes is able to relate the issues of segregation to all classes and positions in society, and the aspect of the black community. The speaker in the poem claims that he too “sings America.” This means that he also has a great love and a deep respect for his country. He goes on to say he is “the darker brother” and gives examples of how he’s different from the white race. For example, he makes reference to the fact that he is sent to the kitchen and disregarded when company comes over to the house.
American Naturalism is a form of literary genre that first originated as an art movement in the late nineteenth century. Naturalism is a form of writing in which the author uses a philosophical background to tell a story. Naturalism plays a very large role in the character of the Swede as when Crane wrote this character he chose the emotion of paranoia to influence his decision making which also has a large implication on how the story follows through. American Naturalism is the type of story to build upon external forces that affect a character, in this case Swede, and it ultimately affects his outcome. The quote provided is taken from an article written by the website poetryfoundation.org and is a brief synopsis of Stephen Crane 's life and his previous writings.
The speaker brings up this “dome” many times throughout the poem. It it Kubla Khan’s home, and where he watches over all the land. The speaker refers to all the land as “measureless to man.” While Kubla is in the pleasure dome, a place filled with sun and gardens, Kubla watches the “measureless” land and repeats it over and over again to emphasize how much bigger and permanent this land is compared to man. Coleridge’s repetition of the pleasure dome emphasizes how it is the most important symbol in the poem because it is a place of safety. The shelter is everything to man that the oceans, trees, and rivers are not.
The “I” in this poem pleas the Wind to carry him and his thoughts “If I were a dead leaf thou mightiest bear;/ If I were a swift cloud to fly with thee”. And in “A Deference of Poetry” Shelley writes that “The most unfailing herald, companion, and follower of the awakening of a great people to work a beneficial change in opinion or institution, is Poetry” (444). As stated earlier, when the poem was written Shelley’s only way of addressing the injustice in his native country was through writing in an attempt to trigger change. In this case the “I” provides a medium for the poet to show his ideas and
His poetry is beyond the influence of modernist poetry. There is a close relationship between his poetry and his aesthetic principles, cultural traditions and ideology. Without knowing this background, we cannot understand his poetry. In selected poems has worked out a long list of symbols which are used again and again, and which every poet has elaborated and sublimated according to his personal taste; it suffices to mention here the Rose and Nightingale, Moth and Candle, King and Slave, the narcissus-like eyes, the hyacinth-like curl of the Beloved etc. all of them are
In the first stanza, the poet has assumed the role of an anatomist. Like an anatomist the poet is analyzing the black in human body. The entire world of the bird is black. It is not melancholic or pathetic gloomy picture, but it is the gloom seen within the hollowness of things. In the second stanza, the poet weaves a series of images which emerges such as “the wet otter’s head”, “the rock, plunging in foam”, “an egg of blackness” and “a crow, a black rainbow”.
Poem Response By Violet, Xing Yu Qian During last century, European has a time that contains the risk, resolve, enterprise, sacrifice and the nationalism. These three poem also tells us about these issues a lot. The characters, as a main issue in these poems, are the people(or the heroes) can definitely reflect the setting of the poem. Time, as another issue of the poems, gives us a big background of the age when the poems was written, and help us to understand the poems better. If, the first poem we will talk about below, suggests people to win the glory of England by using the character that has braveness and belief.