My second critic is Jean-Claude Salle. Salle is a journalist. Salle believes the ode presents a retrospective of Keats’s thought, and submits early beliefs to the test of mature reflections. I agree with Salle on this idea. The figures depicted on the Urn at first symbolises to the poet, that man’s ability to idealize earthly beauty is the “intimation of a form of immortality consonant with the heart’s desires” (Salle).
In his introduction to ‘Paradise Lost’, Philip Pullman relates an anecdote in which a country squire listening to Milton’s poem being read aloud suddenly exclaims: ‘”By God! I know not what the outcome may be, but this Lucifer is a damned fine fellow, and I hope he may win!”’ (Milton, 2008, 1). It is this effect Roman Polanski aims for in The Ninth Gate by presenting the anti-Christ, another aspect of the unholy trinity, as heroic, and his means of achieving it the utilization of the model of the hero’s journey as formulated by Joseph Campbell. Whether or not we consider this aim achieved, such is the film’s subversive use of the hero’s journey, its tropes and its character archetypes, we may consider it in conversation with and critique of the model itself, be it Campbell’s original model or that further refined for writers by Christopher Vogler.
Ralph Waldo Emerson plays a big role in the Transcendentalist movement that occurred in the USA during the nineteenth century. Transcendentalism was a philosophical movement that is about establishing a personal intuitive communication with god and nature. They think that person can transcend the physical world and unite with the over soul. According to Anderson 'Self-Reliance' argued that intuition is the 'the essence of genius, of virtue, of life.' The transcendentalists believed that the universe was guided by an all-encompassing and vital energy called the 'Over-Soul.'
"I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman and "I, Too" by Langston Hughes share a common theme of proclaiming the identity of an American. The two poems share the words "Sing" and "America", signifying a sense of patriotism. Americans can show patriotism by singing about their country. The two poems are similar in their forms in which that they are in free verse. The two poems also utilize colloquial language to simplify their poems.
Written in by Parnassian poet Théodore de Banville, Cléopâtre is an interesting example of a poem commanded by the notion of ‘l’art pour l’art.’ At first, the poem reads as a reflection of contemporary interests in Greco-Roman mythology, having evolved from the Romanticism of the early 19th century. However, at closer inspection, it is possible that Banville has used his 1865 poem to express his ideas on the limitations of religion and simultaneously the effect of beauty. Exploration of religion is a key aspect of Cléopâtre, something that is portrayed primarily through the theme of eternity throughout the poem; this idea is both introduced and fortified in the first two stanzas. The use of vocabulary in, Dans la nuit brûlante où la plainte
From the very beginning of Walt Whitman’s poem Song of Myself, it is apparent that he is giving the reader a sort of stream of self-presentations by stating, “I celebrate myself, and sing myself… For whatever atom belonging to me as good belongs to you” (Whitman 24). With these lines being said it can be seen that Whitman views himself as having a type of connection with the person who reads him as well as indicating that he is rejoicing in who he is and is someone that is proud of who he is and the life that he lives. . Whitman also seems to give a sense of viewing humanity equally by stating, “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you” (Whitman 24), thus indicating that he believes everyone is born equally in a sense.
Song of Myself- 23 In Walt Whitman 's Songs of Myself, Whitman celebrates the relationship between the natural world and himself. Throughout the 52 sections, Whitman explores the universal connectedness among all people, and weaves in messages of defiance against the pre-existing social standards. Although the poem was written during the Victorian era, Whitman’s messages still weight a heavy hand on the minds of intellectuals today.
Paradise Lost is the creative epic poem and the passionate expression of Milton’s religious and political vision, the culmination of his young literary ambition as a 17th century English poet. Milton inherited from his English predecessors a sense of moral function of poetry and an obligation to move human beings to virtue and reason. Values expressed by Sir Philip Sidney, Spencer and Jonson. Milton believes that a true poet ought to produce a best and powerful poem in order to convince his readers to adopt a scheme of life and to instruct them in a highly pleasant and delightful style. If Milton embraced the moral function of literature introduced by Sidney, Spencer and Johnson, he gave it a more religious emphasise.
My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of the earth. (Abraham Lincoln) In the poem "Let America Be America Again," Langston Hughes paints an affecting and diverse stanza, displaying peaceful passages to angry outbursts. His resonance seems confessional, as he is speaking about his own exposure and communicating for all the unheard Americans. Hughes addresses how America considers to be, has shifted to them to think, and could pursue to be again.
The classical ideas of calmness, stoical patience, and broad-mindedness should be joined in human conduct with the Christian virtues of love, faith, and hope” (McKay 384). The themes of love and hope hold prominence in many of Shakespeare’s tragedies. His ability to illustrate characters through actions and emotions largely associates him with this central idea. The use of describing characters through emotive language is largely evident in Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare describes Romeo and Juliet as “star-crossed lovers”, and he perfectly illustrates this idea by showing the extremes that the two protagonists go through just to be in each other’s
I have to agree with you Elizabeth, that Benjamin Franklin is what we consider to be the quintessential American. More specifically, because of his work ethic, independence, and innovation. What I really enjoyed about reading the works of Thomas Paine was his passion for America 's freedom and liberty! You chose two very important American predecessors, who essentially founded America and the American character today. I chose Black Hawk and Walt Whitman as my two favorite authors for this semester.
These pieces of imagery remind him about Walt Whitman, who search out to find a realer world and personification in nature. This poem has many cultural references, and if it did not, it would be just a fairly basic poem about going to the market. Allen Ginsberg hints to Walt Whitman
Supporters of American Exceptionalism have used Winthrop 's "city upon a hill" to suggest that the United States, much like the original Massachusetts Bay Colony, serves as a beacon for the rest of the world. Without a doubt, American Exceptionalism can be traced to Puritan roots. The Puritans believed that God had made a covenant with their people and had chosen them to serve as a beacon for the world. Therefore, John Winthrop’s metaphorical “city upon a hill” is often used to promote superiority in a sense. The Puritans ' deep moralistic values remained part of the national identity of the United States for centuries, remaining an important part of American life to this