In the early 20th century around the time of the end to World War 1, a new era of poetry was born, the Modernism Era. Many ideas about this concept of modernism flowed around the way a person sees something through his own perspective, or first person point of view. As these ideas westernized, it reached America, many different poets in America rejected these ideas and others picked them up and ran with them. One poet in particular, William Carlos Williams, was one of the more well known names for his modernist poetry. Williams lived in Rutherford, New Jersey roughly his whole life.
Romanticism is a doctrine, formal, fine art and ethnical period which began in the mid/late- 18th century as a response against the dominate edify saint of the day. Romantics preferred more natural, affected and individual fine art themes. Romantics also tempt poetry. Both Wordsworth and Blake are the great poets where both the poets mainly focused on nature as their theme. The Free Dictionary, (Feb1, 2001).
After the publication of The Red Badge of Courage on October 5th, 1895, Crane became an almost overnight celebrity, especially in Europe (Owens). Overall, the reception of the unique novel was largely positive. Due to its powerful imagery and the novel 's illumination into the gruesome reality of war, many readers were even adamant that only a soldier could have written something so accurate. Moreover, many veterans from the Civil War respected Crane 's frankness in capturing the emotions and scenes of actual combat. Harold Frederic, a journalist for The New York Times praised the story 's originality, saying, "The Red Badge impels the feeling that the actual truth about a battle has never been guessed before" (Merrill).
The literature of America has undergone radical change since it’s beginnings with the puritan tradition. This rapid development has essentially been driven by a “desire” for a new literary “expression of American identity” and “artistic independence” from Europe, which was the center of world power and culture in the nineteenth century . In 1837, Emerson demanded that an end be put to America’s dependence on and “long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands” and encouraged his contemporaries to think with their own minds . In order to truly understand the spirit of a nation, one must look to its artists writers and philosopher, especially those of reputation and influence within the nation itself . The works of Walt Whitman and Louisa May Alcott were heavily influenced by the changing atmosphere of the nineteenth century with its new emphasis on self and society .
Hiawatha 's coming is foretold by Gitche Manito, the mighty spirit who gathers his people together and tells them a peacekeeper will be born who will bring wisdom to the warring tribes and stop their fighting. He begins hiawaht: “Shoud you ask me, whence these stores? / Whence these lengends and traditons, “..I should answer, I should tell you, ?”from the forests and ther pariies. The Indians are American, but the poem reflects the European legend of the noble savage and the classical conventions of the heroic poem. Longfellow’s Indians are fierce, even savage, but they are also brave, stoic, and patriotic.
He “had worked hard since publication of Leaves in 1860 to revise the poems, change some titles, and edit out a few poems, including three from the ‘Calamus’ cluster that he apparently thought were too sexually explicit” (Oliver 20). In several respects, the poet “turned his attention not to poetry but prose after the war” (Eiselein 21); this led to the publication of his “very complex and difficult essay Democratic Vistas” (Mack, The Pragmatic Whitman: Reimagining American Democracy 136). Thomas Carlyle wrote “Shooting Niagara: And After?”, an antidemocracy article, published in the New York Tribune (August 16, 1867). The editors of the Galaxy asked Whitman if he would like to write a response to“Shooting”. He wrote three articles: “Democracy,”
At the same time, there are two opposite aspects in the universal just like the difficult fight in revolution of human beings. And that is the original tragedy of Paradise Lost. Because of the great influence on human beings, John Milton’s Paradise Lost was very profound so that it was called “Western Three Epics” with Homer’s Homer’s Epic, Arrogate Dante’s Divine Comedy. Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse written by the 17th century English poet John Milton. The first version was published in 1667, and it was included ten books with the content over ten thousand lines of verse.
Walt Whitman was a poet, and a journalist who changed poetry completely, he didn 't use traditional rhyme or meter. He is one of America’s greatest poets, he was born 1819 in the West Hills of New York. Walt Whitman is best known for Leaves of Grass, Song of Myself, and his poem O Captain! My Captain! He is the quintessential humanist poet.
The scene of literary creativity comprises the memorable titles; The Odyssey, The Divine Comedy, and in English, Beowulf, and in Russia War and Peace, and – starting from the second decade of the twentieth century – James Joyce’s Ulysses. Equally, the names ‘Odysseus’, ‘Gilgamesh’, ‘Charlemagne’ and ‘Captain Ahab’ haunt the memory of the literary audience. In real life, the human species tends to act as heroic as the afore-said names or to be immortalized in works such as the afore-cited ones. Once, an English female had enough ambition to overcome her being declared illegitimate by her father’s parliament and being formally excommunicated by the Pope in 1570 to be crowned as Queen Elizabeth of England and for forty-five years (1558-1603).
In this handful of American Poets was T.S. Eliot, where his most profound work, what is arguably the most famous poem in the twentieth century, The Waste Land was written during the American Century, greatly influencing the Anglo-American