In order to affect their reader with their feelings of suffering and unhappiness, and to convey to them all the melancholy on which this period of literary revolution is based, romantic poets now focus on the musicality of their verses and favor certain sounds to others. Hyperbolas and long descriptions are all the more numerous in romantic texts to broaden the reader’s imagination in turn from the bland lines of classical literature. The mediation on death, the fear of the flight of time – represented by the bitter and epic descriptions of ruins buried under nature, God and a love disappointed by separation, are all recurring themes in romantic poetry. In order to concentrate their works on the exploration of their deepest feelings, the romantics alter the foundations of the lyrical register, born in antiquity with the legend of the lyre of Orpheus, damned lover of Eurydice, forever forced to sing his love for her, even after his
Arguing his terms and ideas as unclear and vague will prove this theory weak in the sense that Spinoza isn’t entirely confident on what substance and the other elements are. By being general, Spinoza leaves room for ‘error’ and this can be considered cowardice. Empiricist John Locke targets this reliance of innate ideas as one that rationalist, like Spinoza when using to explain substance. In his work, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Locke agrees all the universe is dependent on this idea of substance; substance which comes from the latin of Substantia, which means ‘one which is relied upon’. But the rationalist's claim to know this, substance, without explanation of its workings is a flaw Locke argues lies at rationalistic thought.
For example, Richard Lovelace “To Lucasta On Going to the Wars”, and Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est”, are both poems written about war, but the poems’ difference in tones make the two very different pieces from each other. Although both poems are written about the same subject, the authors’ tone leave the reader with a very different understanding of each poem and its meaning. The Poem “To Lucasta, On Going to the Wars”, written in 1649 by Richard Lovelace, is a short poem about going to war with themes involving love, honor, and sacrifice. In the
While passive nihilism, is a pessimistic acquiescence in the absence of values and the purposelessness of existence, active nihilism on the other hand seeks to destroy that in which it no longer believes. Active nihilism is believed to be the most dangerous and final form of nihilism and it is to this that Nietzsche identified himself with. He wanted to show that this world in which we live is the only one however unstructured, purposeless and valueless it may be. In other words, valuelessness and meaninglessness are products of nihilism, and for Nietzsche moral principles are the foundation for faith in religion, especially that of the Christian faith. A true nihilist would believe in nothing, have no loyalties, and no purpose other than, perhaps, an impulse to destroy.
The person mentions he cannot see Love (God) because he does not deserve to, and he should go to hell. But Love (God) poses a rhetorical question towards the person mentioning that Love has served the high price for the persona sins. This poem emphasizes the truth of the relationship between the Creator and the created, and the rhymes in the poem rings for the relationship presented in this situation. For “who made the eyes, but I” (Herbert, line 6) the word eye and I echo each other, and it implicates the relationship between looking and the eye. The eyes were made for looking and looking upon the Creator.
This outlined in the poem “Lyrical Ballads”, by not only creating a “myth of memory” but, by the necessary need for a familiar community (Thomson). In the poem “Tintern Abbey” the author expresses “Tintern Abbey” is Wordsworth’s experiment to consider how he himself copes with the loss of innocence and with the disappointment of the insufficiency of any “recompense” (Thomson). Wordsworth goes through a terrible loss and tries to use “Tintern Abbey” as a way of coping with the pain. Asides from nature bringing the speaker in the poem pain it also brought him joy. In the poem it cites that he feels a presence of joy of elevation (wordsworth 37).
During World War 1, a poet and soldier named Wilfred Owen wrote multiple poems about what happened around him during the war and his views on it, his view on war was completely different to others such as For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon. Owen shows what the reality of war is and explains what he has seen during the war. Firstly the way he describes war as, Secondly what the soldiers have to deal with during the war, thirdly what the effects on the families and friends of the soldiers. Firstly, the way Wilfred Owen Describes war as is. A terrible use of human life and says in the very end of the poem "The old lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori" meaning: It is sweet and glorious to die for one's country.
Blake himself has stated that he had to "create a System, or be enslaved by another Man 's.” this reasons the presence of vague thoughts and allusions in his work. The reader has to struggle to apprehend Blake’s perspective on the issues of religion, faith and belief. The efforts put to understand Blake’s works will assist the readers to know the revolutionary and visionary artist and poet whose works represented new direction in the course of English Poetry and the
English literature works as an instrument that covers the major issues through the ages. The 20th century witnessed two revolutionary warfare that impacted the field of literature to a great extent. The social upbringing of ideologies like nationalism and human welfare formed a separate dominant genre in literature. This literature movement was propagated through various incentives that emerged through the social or international struggle. The emotional collapse and turmoil that took shape during these wars demanded the element of emotional relief and literature helped with the flow of such psychological barriers.
How Wilfred Owen conveys the horror and futility of war “My subject is war and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity.” A quote by one of the greatest war poet of all time, Wilfred Owen, shows his attitude towards poetry, a medium he used to portray the chaos of war. In his poetry, he depicts the horror and futility of war that he witnessed. His poetry, which lies in the ‘pity of war’, stirs the emotions of the reader beyond just sympathy. The way Owen crafts the poem clearly shows the ‘pity’ that he emphasizes throughout his poetry.