’’The Song of myself’’ is a full of purpose to describe the main roles of individual in the American society. He wants to show the full values of love, the pure apprehension of the work of art and the nature of the individual in general. For him is a purpose of finding the answer to the reason of our existence. His poetic technique that he uses as the first person is a revolutionary movement, a conversion of the poetry existed before. A new way of self-expression, that is, criticizing the old traditions.
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 . While Whitman captured the very spirit of America in poetic form, Alcott “stands as one of the great American practitioners of the girls novel and the family story” . America in the nineteenth century was racially and culturally diverse with a wide variety of distinctive natural landscapes: “not merely a nation but a teeming nation of nations” . The unity and beneficence of the All and the ideal of the large embrace are the guiding principles of Leaves of Grass . Whitman acknowledges and celebrates every aspect of this new, vast and exciting nation.
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).
The transcendental movement took place during the early nineteenth century. This movement was especially centered around American literature, politics, philosophy, and art. The principle belief in the transcendental movement was that each author, poet, or artist could “transcend” ayond the physical and into a broader mindset of spirituality, awareness, and independence. Transcendentalists, in this sense, could see into themselves and perceive their attachment to nature. According to transcendentalists themselves, “-society and its institutions corrupt the purity of each individual.” This meaning, organized politics (parties), religions, and social status would affect the cleanliness and simplicity of an individual’s soul.
When David Mamet describes William’s plays as “the greatest dramatic poetry in the American language”, he expresses the generally held opinion that Williams brought to the language of the American theater a lyricism unequaled before or after. He infuses his dialogue with lyrical qualities so subtle that the reader or hearer, unaware, responds not to realistic speech but, instead, to speech heightened by such poetic effects as alliteration, rhythm, onomatopoeia, and assonance. As a Southern writer, Williams was attuned to the natural rhythm and melody of Southern speech, a melody, he says, heard especially in the voices of women. Characterization is one of Williams’s strongest achievements as a dramatist. His people are imaginatively conceived yet so convincing that it is tempting to take them out of context and theorize about their lives before and after the action of the play.
William Wordsworth is considered as the real pioneer of romanticism all over the world so he published a lot of romantic poems which reflect the beauty of nature to all readers. He had established effective relation with Samuel Coleridge for emphasizing the romantic context of poetry in the 19th century. They both revolted against the norms of classical movement which dominated Europe until the end of the 18th century. Romantic poets adopted a new approach of poetry writing as they avoided the poetic diction of the previous generation of poets. Thus, they supported origins of romantic poetry from super emotions which had been collected within tranquility.
The settlers and the native people of America have contributed a good collection of books which constitute the body of American Literature. Any book written will register the life style of people, their food habits, culture, beliefs, system of education followed, the nature of children and their history. The books written by the writers from the United States of America have registered the expectations, hopes, future predictions along with warnings their fear for degeneration of moralities and the impacts of Industrial revolutions. American Literature was acutely carved by the history of the United Nations of America. In the beginning after a great revolution for more than a century and half America became the United States.
The term ‘heroic couplet’ was inspired by the traditional oral epic, which. Pope’s public career as a translator of the Iliad began with his publishing a version of a speech he conducted in 1790 titled Rape of the Lock (Brower 85). Pope had ‘caught the itch of poetry’ from Homer, since he was considered ‘the first author’ and admired his work (85). Rape of the Lock is not the only piece of literature Pope created that is influenced by Homer and uses Homeric mode. In his translation Pope produced one of the classic examples f the mode and gave the eighteenth century the ‘Heroic Poem, truly such’ of which Dryden and too many poets dreamed, from Spenser to inglorious Blackmore, who unexpectedly attained immortality in Pope’s first Imitation of
Richard Wright was a pioneer in American Literature whose relationship with socialism helped to define him as a person and as a writer. The inspiration behind his literary accomplishments and their impact on his contemporaries can be understood by tracing two of the most important themes in his life; socialism and identity . Richard Wright’s influence on American literature was profound. His popular writings Native Son (1940) and Black Boy (1945) were a commercial as well as a critical
“Romanticism” is a term used to describe the artistic and intellectual movement which was produced in Europe during the late 18th and early19th centuries. This movement was characterized by its individualist postulates and its independence in front of the classic rules. In literature, Romanticism appeared at the end of 18th century in The most important Romantic English poets are Lord Byron, Shelley, Keats, William Blake and William Wordsworth, about whom we are going to talk in this essay. In their poems they display many characteristics of Romanticism, such An emphasis on the emotions, I mean, an emotional and intuitive way of understanding the world. They explore the relationship between nature and human life.