More than just a Poet Before even graduating from college, Langston Hughes’ name was becoming known around the country for his writing. His first major poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” written at just seventeen years old, gave way to a forty-year career of popular writings for the author. Known as one of the most iconic African-American writers of his time, Langston Hughes had a major influence on American Literary History. He was known for and as the people’s poet, use of jazz blues, and life experiences. Langston Hughes was known for being one of the most favored, if not the most favored, African-American poet and short story writers of the twentieth century.
Wells illustrates similar themes and literary devices while exploiting his unique writing style to tie these works together. “The Red Room,” “The Door in the Wall,” “The Empire of the Ants,” “The Valley of Spiders,” “The Flying Man,” and “The Star” consist of his most recognizable short stories. These literary compositions explore the mind and the imagination of man. This “Father of Science Fiction” invokes the reader with suspense, fear, and enjoyment. H.G.
Lewis’ life, written in the form of journal. This work explains how Clive Staples came up with his notion of desire. This book also discusses how his life was shaped by circumstances in his life. This book shows what kind of life he had. This book depicts how he felt when his mother died and how he had friends in his life.
Wallace Stevens a well-known American poet once said, “In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.” In these lines, Stevens beautifully reveals that poetry is all about enjoying each line and each and every part of the poem as it would give you satisfaction and love to poetry as never before. Similarly, Stevens wrote a magnificent piece of work “Sunday Morning”, with various pieces of literary devices to enhance his poetry making it descriptive and enjoyable to read. For example, by the use of techniques such as symbolism, theme, imagery, and tone “Sunday Morning” displays the clash that the speaker endures as she questions the Christian religion and her discovery of love for nature. It is evident throughout the poem that the women has difficulty finding happiness in religion and enjoys nature finding it to be inspiring unlike religion that can be destructive and disappointing. Stevens’s use of tone and structure of the poem allowed the readers to better comprehend what the poem was really conveying.
William Wordsworth once declared “poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” (151) in his “Preface to Lyrical Ballads.” When reading this assertion, one might think Wordsworth believes that poetry is made simply by writing down one’s feelings, void of any processing or reflection. However, Wordsworth recognizes that writing poetry requires a combination of intellectual processes, namely recollection and contemplation, by adding that “[poetry] takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility: the emotion is contemplated till […] successful composition […] begins” (151). In this paper, I borrow and expand on Wordsworth’s ideas about poetry to examine how William Maxwell’s short story “Love” results from Maxwell’s secondary
Henry had a plethora of influences to write, but his greatest influence was Washington Irving's “Sketch Book”. Irving was another American author for whom the native legend and landscape were sources of inspiration (Rabe). Henry Wadsworth Longfellow achieved
Langston Hughes mentioned Walt Whitman being one of the highest dominant on his poetry. Like Walt Whitman's poems, Hughes poetry is divinatory and expressed from the heart. To this day he remains a significant inspiration to African-American poets, and also to American writers of all cultures and beliefs. Occasionally Langston Hughes has been scrutinized for his rather archaic interpretations
It is the realm of nature that makes the readers to get into the life of everything. The use of picturesque and nature assists to underscore Wordsworth fundamental philosophic tenets in relation to the role of nature in his poems and the dedication and the love he holds towards them. For him, the driving force for poems is to evoke a state of nature in a position where both humanity and their environment are devoid of biases such as dishonesty and impunity that exists currently. The respect for the environment is part of this. Wordsworth was known to be a keen naturalist who fell in love with the pristine environment of itself.
The poem is a long and narrative one, in which he talks about Medieval period including Paganism & Christianity, he was interested in Romanticism hence Love was a topic he mentioned in the poem, Nature, Magic, Legends and Rebels were also present which encompasses the whole story in the poem. Keats admired Shakespeare and he read Shakespeare’s work insightfully, illustrating the greatness of Shakespeare 's creativity. Keats describes this genius as "Negative Capability". It is the idea that man is capable of being in uncertainty or doubt without striving to change this condition through searching for conclusions or reasons or it could the ability to contemplate the world without the desire to try and reconcile contradictory aspects or fit it into closed and rational
He opened his world of scuffles to the audience. It was his way of getting out of the depression yet his masterpiece also was an entertaining and deep source for others to read and try to overcome their own difficulties. Both authors who referred to his work not only analyzed it but also opened a new door towards understanding his perspective. Fitzgerald gave an insight look to his ideas about life, depression, melancholy and success. His success mainly depended on his intelligence and uprightness.