By juxtaposing pastoral country scenes and the dreary, urban surroundings of the Industrial Revolution, the Romantic writers used themes to tell their readers important philosophical understanding. William Wordsworth, an influential lyrical poet, spoke about the turbulent times he lived in and what he garnered from all of his experiences. In Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, William Wordsworth built the themes of the work around the emotions nature inspired in him. Wordsworth’s return to the valley of the River Wye made him realize all of what he had missed while
The title alone, makes me think about the theme of nature. In the title, where Wordsworth has the two words, “Cloud”, and “Daffodils”, I think about all of the nature in them. For example, when I read the word, Cloud, I think of a cloudy day in the late fall or early spring. Throughout the entire poem, Wordsworth paints an image in the mind of the reader of the nature. While reading the poem, it gives a feeling of happiness, that life is good.
Now speaking about role of memory, it has certain properties depending on the type of poem we are writing. If we want to write a melancholic poem, certainly we would be digging up sad memories from our past. similarly, if we want to write a blissful poem, happy thoughts and memories would be recollected. According to Wordsworth, he feels that memory plays a very important role in developing ones imagination. In the poem, Tintern
Alfred Prufrock” by T.S Eliot, the audience is introduced to an extremely lonely man who has a hard time with making decisions in fear of failure. There are literary and modernistic devices such as imagery, similes, allusions and stream of consciousness used to express the themes of this poem. From the title and the beginning of this poem the audience is lead to believe that this poem is a love story, however, early on there is a change in the topic and the poem focuses on death from that point forward. The message that is being conveyed in this poem is not to waste your time in life. This message is very clear because Prufrock is a perfect example as he wasted a lot of his time by not truly living to his full
He was a supported the nationalist movement in the country. Through William’s visit to his rural area in Sligo he became with local stories about the Irish Heroes, Heroines and Magical Creatures. In later years he based his poetry and drama on the literature. Yeats published his fast poems - the Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems - in 1889 and plays such as The Countess Kathleen in 1892 and Deirdre in 1907. In 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature due to his immense contribution to literature.
Amity Lodevico Professor Osgood – Treston English 44 9 March 2018 Paper 1 Rough Draft Robert Frost was a man who endured so much tragedy in his lifetime, but in spite of the heartbreaking obstacles he had to face, he persevered to write timeless poetry. His, experiences with family tragedy, overcoming adversity, notion of regionalism and his poems "After Apple Picking" and "Mending Wall" demonstrate how he contributed to modern poetry by clearly communicating the complexities of the human condition. To first Frost 's contribution to modern poetry, it is essential to know his background story. According to the biography about him on The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry Volume 1, he moved from place to place and suffered countless deaths in his family (201-203). Frost was always obsessed with the beauty of rural life and even though he denies being nature poet he always seems to demonstrate the relationship of humanity and nature.
This often autobiographical quality of his work makes the poems interesting as it gives the reader an insight into the reality of the poet’s life. An apt example of this is ‘WSC’, a poem in which Yeats’ explores themes such as love loneliness and the passage of time. All of which are intensely personal. Yeats’ employs the complex image of the “nine and fifty” swans to communicate his feelings of loneliness. He follows this with the monosyllabic and powerful line “and now my heart is sore”.
For him poetry is escaping from emotions, not loosening them. He considers the author as a catalyzer whose emotions stay away from the work of art and just let them merge to being and then distances itself. In the poems Prufrock, he applies the same thing he writes about: the misery of an old man while he is very young
This part will also signify the Anglo-Irish cross over from English culture and the merged to Irish culture. In response to the crossover of culture, this essay will discuss the birth of culture revival of literature. It will also argue who the key players of the revival and their efforts to publish text and establish nationalism. The production of poems and old folk tales will be included. This paper will argue Hyde’s efforts to deangliciaze Ireland and his efforts to preserve the Irish language.
Seamus Heaney is one of the pioneers of the 20th century English poetry. He belongs to the illustrious literary tradition of Ireland, which includes writers like W.B Yeats, James Joyce, Patrick Kavanagh and William Carleton. Seamus Heaney is grouped with the neo-Romantic tradition and the foundation of Heaney’s poetry is the “eco-consciousness of the aesthetic of space”. Heaney’s view of poetry has been ecologically informed and he defines poetry in terms of the natural as well as divine images. Key Words:Ethnic culture, Eco-space,Postcolonialism, Ego-centrism, Celtic tradition, Gaia.