Irish poets Essays

  • A Lunch On Train Poem Analysis

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    The poetry of these poets contain these unique features.They are : A. Minimalism- is a significant phenomenon in the Indian poetry after independence, in which a poem contains very few words, but possess intense meaning. B. Confessionalism is yet another feature. Poetry is considered a social document, and as any social document has to touch upon personal details to become insightful.Most of these women poets use confeesoinalism to provide an insight into women’s lives. Thus, their poetry

  • Summary Of Ruth Benson's The Irish Poet

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    what could have been. Small choices form the both smaller and bigger changes of our life. Therefore, we are forced to always re-evaluate our choices and live with the shadow of the many possibilities our life may have had. The short story “The Irish Poet”, written by Ruth Benson, shows how a person, years after the event, can sit back with a feeling of yearning towards a long lost dream in the past. All because of small events. The main character, whose name is not told, is a woman who gets caught

  • Kamla Das Poetry Analysis

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    Known for her confessional mode of writing, Kamla Das’s (1934-2009) poetry offers an aesthetic of resistance to the phallocentric codes and conventions. What sets her poetry apart from the other Indian women poets writing in English is the brutal honesty with which she handles the issue of women’s search for subjectivity and autonomy in the face of patriarchal prohibitions. Her choice of a free poetic mode instead of regular metrical form suits her tone of anger and protest resulting from the marginalization

  • Nature And Social Criticism In Wordsworth's Poetry

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    freshness and emotional power of expressions, the strong psychological depth of his characterization and importance of his social interpretation made Wordsworth’s poetry notably distinctive from the more formally crafted works of his time. Being a nature poet Wordsworth suggested that poetry was a result of “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” and hence, it should be simple and natural. He presented into literature a state of innocence spawned by the primary bonds with nature and claimed that only

  • Feminism In The Stabat Mater

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    . . rapid social change does not necessarily imply marked psychological change. In the case of homosexuality, for example, it is apparent that fear and prejudice is alive and well in Irish psyches and society, despite important legislative changes, the unprecedented inclusion of lesbians and gay men in progressive social agendas, and increasing depiction of lesbians and gay men in art and culture. (431) With this poem, the author shows

  • Seamus Heaney And Agha Shahid Ali Analysis

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    of an Irish poet Seamus Heaney and a Kashmiri originated American poet Agha Shahid Ali. Seamus Heaney and Agha Shahid Ali belong to culturally, linguistically and geographically different nations, in their works some common themes are found, like they have dealt with the themes of the problems of common people and they have also focused on the miseries and sufferings of a common man because of failure of political setup. Though these themes are very dominant in the works of both these poets, but there

  • Yeats Love And Revival Analysis

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    life is an experiment in living,' wrote W B Yeats, and his own life was a heady mix of Irish nationalism, politics and the occult, overlapping love-affairs, passionate friendships and extraordinary poems. As a master of the themes of nation, love and art, WB Yeats left a rich artistic legacy to Ireland and the world. Arguably the most significant poet of the twentieth century, Yeats lived at a pivotal period in Irish history and his poetry is inextricably linked to the struggle for national self-definition

  • Myth Of The Geraldines Analysis

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    that plagued Europe after the Reformation. David Edwards’s thought-provoking reassessment of the causes of the second Desmond rebellion refocuses our attention on the tensions between the fourteenth earl of Desmond and the English Queen Elizabeth’s Irish officials. Coveting his landholdings and resentful of his influence, they alleged that Desmond was a militant Catholic, which undermined the relationship between Elizabeth and Desmond. These allegations profoundly shaped subsequent historiography that

  • Jonathan Swift A Modest Proposal

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    Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric. In 1729, Swift published a satirical essay concerning a hard situation in Ireland. A full name of this pamphlet is A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland Being a Burden on Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick. Narrator, with intentionally grotesque arguments, says that Irish poor people can only escape their poverty by selling their children

  • Yeats Poetry Analysis

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    Head Department of English, SRM University Sonepat, Haryana onlinesushilkumarmishra@gmail.com ABSTRACT William Butler Yeats has been regarded as one of the extraordinary modern poets. His poems are famous for his religious awareness. Yeats inspired and influences T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound and W.B. Auden with his modernist views and religious awareness. Just as T.S. Eliot has expressed religious awareness in his poems “Gerontion”

  • William Butler Yeats's Poetry In The Wild Swans At Cole

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    Literature in 1923. He was one of the greatest poets during that time. His personal and national experiences were described through his themes, symbols, and images in his poetry. Yeats’ poems were full with Byzantium art, Greek mythology, English literature, European politics and Christianity symbols. He believed that politics and art were naturally related. Moreover, he used his poems to voiced his attitude toward Irish and also to teach people about Irish history. Lead by his believe that art could

  • Analysis Of Yeats Poetry

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    What do Yeats’ poems, taken as a whole, tell us about the man who wrote them? In W.B. Yeats’s poetry there is a clear and ofttimes intense emphasis on the poet, and as a result much is revealed of the type of man Yeats was; his fixation with aging and the cycle of life in poems such as ‘Sailing to Byzantium’ and ‘An Acre of Grass’, his tendency toward escapism in ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’ and ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, and his passion for Ireland’s history and landscape, as shown in ‘The Lake Isle

  • The Desert Village Poem Analysis

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    views of Goldsmith’s emotions are full of heartache and sorrow, comments that “the “I” is forced to admit that the world to which he so avidly wishes to return is inexorably lost to him”, which creates a striking image of despair and melancholy for the poet. Towards the denouement of the first section of the poem, Goldsmith appears to be full of heartache and wretchedness. The poet’s sense of longing for the past is yet again displayed, through the nostalgic recollections of his youth-“These were thy

  • The Troubles By Seamus Heaney Analysis

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    towards the inevitable death. In The Grauballe Man, the poet specifically illustrates the bog body that was discovered in Northern Europe. He describes the condition of the body and how well preserved it is.The structure of the Grauballe Man shifts throughout the poem. The poet originally suggests an apprehensive feelings but eventually changes his perspective. It can be seen that the use of shifting emotions suggest an awakening point of the poet. Heaney originally questions the inevitable mortality

  • Themes In William Butler Yeats's No Second Troy

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    century Modernist poetry, used a lot of chief recurring themes in his poems: Symbolism, Spiritualism, The occult-which he dabbled in at the Society of the Dawn-, Irish nationalist politics and revival of Irish folklore. Another recurring theme in the poems was his turbulent relationship with, and his love for Maud Gonne- the English born but Irish actress and revolutionary. In 1889, he met Maud Gonne, who he would propose to four times in the span of the next ten years. The Twenty three year old English

  • Meaning Of The Poem Easter 1916

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    Butler Yeats, he was born on June 13, 1865, in Dublin. William Butler Yeats was Irish and one of important figures of 20th century. The poem was written in 1916 and an Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood was written by Thomas MacDonagh born on February 1 in Cloughjordan, country Tipperary, he was an Irish and a leader of the Easter rising. In “Easter, 1916,” absorbed so carefully that Ireland’s struggle for independence. The Irish Republican Brotherhood tried to take a number of central rules in Dublin. They

  • Anglicisation In Ireland

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    cultivate all which is most racial, ... most Gaelic, most Irish, because in spite of the small fusion of Saxon blood in the north-east corner, this island is and will remain Celtic to the core.' Douglas Hyde Anglicisation, the process of converting or adapting to British standards, is evident throughout Ireland since its colonisation in the 16th and 17th centuries. As a result of colonialism, the English language was forced upon Irish nationalists along with their culture, literature and

  • The Minstrel Boy Analysis

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    On May 28, 1779 the history of Irish music would change forever. On this time in history, Thomas Moore was born into a Roman Catholic family. At this time in history in Ireland, Roman Catholics could not own land, be educated, or vote. Even though Thomas Moore was born into a Roman Catholic family, he still achieved greatness through his music. Thomas Moore was one of the first Catholics to go to Trinity College. He went to Trinity College to become a lawyer, which is what his mother wanted and

  • Hedge Schools Case Study

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    Introduction “…they developed a wide ranging, if rather haphazard, system of unofficial schools which became known as hedge schools.” (Coolahan, 1981) For many years, Irish Catholics, adults and children, due to the penal laws, gained their education through hedge schools. As years passed, hedge schools were phased out and the Irish education system started to form. As many would know, the curriculum of a hedge school would differ greatly to the present education curriculum we would have passed through

  • Analysis Of The Troubles By Seamus Heaney

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    underlying purpose of Heaney’s poems is to portray his struggles to escape the ongoing brutality and violent in a society. Heaney utilises historical context in order to emphasize his understandings towards the inevitable death. In The Grauballe Man, the poet specifically illustrates the bog body that was discovered in Northern Europe. He describes the condition of the body and how well preserved it is. The structure of the Grauballe Man shifts throughout the