However, the reader can 't help but sense the fear and concern these romantic writers experienced during the Romanticism Era since it followed the Industrial Revolution and threatened a critical source of peace these individuals had which is nature. They thrived on literature, nature and imagination to glorify the present and paint it in the finest artistic way possible. We still enjoy these works of arts by simply holding a book and unleashing the power of imagination. Regarding to my personal reflection about the poem, it is a simple poem with lots of imagery. It is a very beautiful poem gives a close image of the purity and beauty of nature, and the deep human emotion inspired by the natural landscape.
Aristotle, in his Poetics considers poetry a mimes form that has language, rhythm and lyrics. Moreover, in those days, any literary piece of work could be written in lyrics. The using of delicate forms of transmitting the message distinguishes poetry from other forms of literary texts. (Billy Mills,2008) Samuel Taylor Coledrige has a famous quote: "I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose - words in their best order; poetry - the best words in their best order." Well, I do not think there could be something more added, as long as we are all aware of the fact that poetry is a fine art that requires not only a developed vocabulary, but also a brilliant mind to put all those words in a specific order.
William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Lord Byron are the most famous romantic poets who used sublime in their works. Each poet used the sublime in a different way from the other, but for them all, the sublime reflects the effect of Nature on them and they depicted what they felt through their works. Starting with Wordsworth, he defined poetry as “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility” (263). Hence, the use of sublime can be understood from Wordsworth’s definition of poetry. Wordsworth is popular with his use of sublime in most of his works.
The volume Ariel is one of the last poems of her academic period. The theme of this volume is concerned with same old conflict and contradictions between love and hate, life and death in her personal as well as universal terms. Her thesaurus was her main source of inspiration. The distinguishingly smart and efficient wording of her early poetry takes one way from the actual Plath to different etymological sources or literary influences. She achieves the magic of poetic glory simply by the force of ordinary colloquial speech.
I opted for Childe Har-old’s Pilgrimage as an example because the protagonist in it, is the perfect ex-ample for the “Byronic hero”. This poem is semi-autobiographical, which is why the protagonist is found to be smart, handsome and moody, with little to no re-spect towards figures of authority. Another big author of the Romantic period is John Keats. He is the author of poems like ode to a Nightingale and Ode on a Grecian Urn, in which he makes use of all the big Romantic themes like Nature, the sublime, the ancient past, and of course emotions. Percy Bysshe Shelley whose most famous work Prometheus Unbound (1820) is a play that was written to be read, not performed.
The struggle for honest self expression became more urgent and explicit at this period. The most striking fact in literature of this era is the revolution of poetic taste and practice. The poet is no longer the sweet singer whose function was to render in verse and an imagery drawn with great selectivity from nature and self-indulged personal emotion. He is now the explorer of experience who uses language in order to build up rich patterns of meaning unfolded by using abrupt contrasts and eliminating overt statements. The imagery in W.B.
Comparing John Keats and William Shakespeare, who were both timeless and immeasurable in their worlds, is a difficult task. William Shakespeare is the finest orator of man 's thought and a right lively companion and successfully incorporates deeper messages in his sonnets, which create a strong connection between the poem’s theme and the reader. John Keats is a sensual, personal voice as he commonly uses vivid imagery to create a unique atmosphere around his poems. Interestingly, John Keats is strongly influenced by Shakespeare as he was religious about Shakespeare, not religion. Both poets remembered as two of England’s greatest poets as they have unique styles of poetry that allow the readers to be deeply connected to their text as creating
He added a book on the Yoga of Savitri, making twelve books and forty-nine cantos in all and completing Parts Two and Three. Poetry I take to be the measured reflection of emotion… it is the instinctive and preordained commingling or rather indivisible existence of great matter with great verse producing high emotions or beautiful matter with beautiful words producing soft emotions that gives us genuine poetry. Poetry like everything else in man germinates. This antiphon advancement, phylogenesis and change of concepts posit some difficulty for the readers to form a defined idea about Sri Aurobindo’s views, as may not easily be gained even from Wordsworth, Shelley and Eliot’s writings. If asked for a resolution of poetry, the researcher cannot come up with one single resolution.
In the preface to the lyrical ballads William Wordswoth sais: “In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs, in spite of things silently gone out of mind and things violently destroyed, the Poet binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society, as it is spread over the whole earth, and over all time. The objects of the Poet’s thoughts are everywhere; though the eyes and senses of man are, it is true, his favorite guides, yet he will follow wheresoever’s he can find an atmosphere of sensation in which to move his wings. Poetry is the first and last of all knowledge—it is as immortal as the heart of man.” Romantic poetry was written during a period of wars and of revolutions, a period of immense
John Keats is a poet who, in literary criticism, has been interpreted in a way that his name has become synonymous with Romantic formalism or aesthetic formalism. Helen Vendler’s The Odes of John Keats (1983), for example, is a case in point. The book carries out a “thorough, rigorous attention to Keats’ odes and finds it a complex work of art unified as: a single long and heroic imaginative effort, in which Keats examined, in a sustained and deliberate and steadily more ambitious way, his own acute questions about the conditions for creativity, the forms art can take, the hierarchy of the fine arts (including the art of poetry), the hierarchy of genres within poetry, the relation of art to the order of nature, and the relation of art to human life and death (Vendler, 1983, p. 6). She grasps the odes as units in a series, each poem summoning up and critically reflecting upon the other and looking ahead towards the crystallization of Keatsean aesthetics.