Calamus is group of poems that explain love and friendship. “I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing” and “To a Stranger” are two poems that explain his loneliness and his wanting of a companion. Whitman uses people and objects to symbolize his thoughts and feelings. Calamus is a series of letters written during the years 1868 to 1880 by Whitman to a young Civil War companion, Peter Doyle, the unsophisticated Washington horsecar conductor. The letters have been published under the appropriate title Calamus, as they constitute a record of precisely the kind of relationship Whitman meant to describe by that title.
Unfortunately, due to the miscommunication, Madeline was buried alive. Roderick starts hearing noises and becomes highly concerned thinking that in fact he had buried his sister alive. He fear becomes a reality when Madeline is soaked in blood-stained sheets from attempting to escape from the barrial. Madeline then collapses on top of her twin brother. He brother then dies in shock, the narrator then runs out of the house just in time to watch the house collapse.
At the end of the story Lady Madeline came busting through the doors and ended up killing Roderick. “There was blood upon her white robes, and the evidence of some bitter struggle upon every portion of her emaciated frame. For a moment she remained trembling and reeling to and fro upon the threshold—then, with a low moaning cry, fell heavily inward upon the person of her brother, and in her violent and now final death-agonies, bore him to the floor a corpse, and a victim to the terrors he had anticipated.” Poe’s gothic Romantic style shines throughout the whole ghostly feeling in the
A reader can tell that Poe’s stories are dark and a bit twisted. The theme of death can be a direct reflection of Edgar’s associations with it. Most generally, Poe’s stories in one way or another deal coincidentally with the death of a close loved one. In “The Fall of House of Usher,” Roderick’s twin sister Madeline is the one who inevitably greets the face of the reaper himself. Poe’s biological mother passed away when he was a young boy and his step-mother died when Poe was twenty (Bio).
These original allegories of New England Puritanism, including such classic stories as "The Minister's Black Veil," were collected in, Twice-Told Tales, published in 1837. A brief period of paid employment, including the compilation of popular children's works and a stint at the Boston Custom House from 1839-to 1841, was followed by a half-year's residence at the transcendentalist community, Brook Farm. In 1842 he married Sophia Amelia Peabody, also a transcendentalist, and they moved to Concord, Mass., where he began a friendship with Henry David Thoreau. Financial problems forced his return to Salem from 1845 to 1849, where he secured another political appointment, this time as surveyor of the port of Salem. During these years he continued to publish Puritan tales such as, "Young Goodman Brown" and "The Birthmark"; collections of his stories included Mosses from an Old Manse published in 1846 and The Snow Image published in1851.
Edgar Allan Poe, son of Actress Eliza Poe and Actor David Poe Jr., born 19th of January 1809, was mostly known for his poems and short tales Edgar Allan Poe, son of Actress Eliza Poe and Actor David Poe Jr., born 19th of January 1809, was mostly known for his poems and short tales and his literary criticism. He has been given credit for inventing the detective story and his pshycological thrillers have been infuences for many writers worldwide. Edgar and his brother and sister were orphaned before Edgar's third birthday and Edgar was taken in to the home of John and Fanny Allan in Richmond, Va. The Allans lived in England for five years (1815-1820) where Edgar also attended school. In 1826 he entered the University of Virginia.
Hawthorne spent much time writing The Scarlet Letter partly based on what he observed from his job at the Boston Custom’s House (Morey). Once Hawthorne married Sophia Peabody, they moved to Concord, Maine where Hawthorne befriended the Transcendentalists, writers including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Amos Bronson Alcott (Morey). He had three children with Sophia: Una, Julian and Rose. The President of the United States, Franklin Pierce, named Hawthorne as Consul to Liverpool, England where he served for four years. During the Civil War, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s good friend Thoreau died which caused Hawthorne to loss his will to write and live (Diorio).
What poetic devices (e.g., rhythm, figurative language, etc.) are used in the poem? Offer at least two examples. Novelist Roethke uses imagery and atmosphere as poetic devices in his poem from our textbook “My Papa’s Waltz” Clugston (2014). In which you can visualize how the father comes home a little inebriated with whiskey on his breath, enough to make someone light headed.
The many deaths that he faced contributes to his many themes of gloom. “The Fall of the House of Usher” for example was told through an unnamed narrator who visited his friend Roderick after his twin (Madeline) had died, leaving him to be the last of the Usher race. As days passed, they decided to bury his sister but later realized that she was actually buried alive, and Roderick began to go insane up until the moment when the cadaverous Madeline showed up at the narrator’s bedroom door. At that moment, she collapsed onto her brother and they (along with the house) both fell dead. With the story itself, Poe uses a number of literary devices and characters to express and support his theme.
At the end of the story, when Rodrick and the narrator were still in the room talking the door suddenly whips open. Rodricks then looked up and shrieked “Madman! I tell you that she now stands without the door!”. At that moment Madeline had risen from the coffin where she was placed. In the next events Rodrick fell to his death of shocked and Madeline went over to the corpse of her brother.