Poetry is an art form of expression and emotions through words. It encompasses the writer’s mood and point of view about a certain idea. Two poems that demonstrate the use of emotions in words are “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou, and “A Dream within a Dream”, by Edgar Allan Poe. Both of these poets are very important in the literary field even though their ways of writing contrast each other. Angelou is a revolutionist who is known around the world for her astounding stories of racism, family, and overcoming adversity.
Maya work strikes home with many because of reading her biography and knowing why her poetry is so dark and vivid. The viewpoint, that we will interpret, is that of past and current struggle of life. This perspective allows the reader a closer look at the text and shows how it unifies each piece. The complexities of the work will also be noticed while we closely translate the meaning and tie the three in together with the theme “The Struggle is Real”. A deep, dark seeded past is what inspires Ms. Angelou in her work and many readers may find it very spiritual and a means of mending old scars from her past.
ABSTRACT: Sylvia Plath was a prolific writer both in her choice of themes, language and imagery. Most of the times she has been labelled as a ‘confessional’ poet based on reading of a few of her poems-specifically Daddy and Lady Lazarus.A gamut of discussion has already been undertaken by critics and research scholars on the events in the life of this poet-her brilliance, her loss of her father at an early age, her numerous suicide attempts, her desire to fit in and her crumbling down of her marriage to the poet Ted Hughes leading to her untimely and gruesomedeath. However her unique language and imagery, effervescence of emotions refute all traditional concepts and point to the fact that these are outpourings of a brilliant mind in work.
Dickinson played with construction. She wrote multiple poems, so indecisive on words that she staked up words on top of another. "She enjoyed words, and was amused by reading the Webster's dictionary (1844)." Editors in that sense had to pick one word in publishing her works. So we ask ourselves is this really what she wanted it to be?
Over the years, the events of her life highly affect the focus of her work. This transition is evident in her use of colors, object, and most importantly, her purpose for producing each poem. Plath’s development is presented clearly in her juvenilia poem “Female Author” to some of her later pieces, for instance “A Life”. In Plath’s case, her tragic life is a crucial element that one cannot pass over. Various researchers believe that being able to recognize and study the poet’s life is the key to his or her poems.
She often uses short, fragmented sentences and switches frequently between stories. The additi... ... middle of paper ... ...-68). Knowing that Mirikitani experienced exactly what she writes about makes Hatsuko's struggle very real. Through her varied use of poetry and prose, Janice Mirikitani inspires the readers of "Spoils of War" with the strength that one woman can gain for herself through examining and following the desires of her heart. Works Cited Carabí, Angels.
Closely associated with poet Ezra Pound, she spent much of her adult and professional life surrounded by literary contemporaries. Doolittle was a woman whose work was not limited to a single interest but instead expanded to envelop several of the most outstanding facets of modernism: the exploration of women within a literary movement, the exploration of homosexuality and the exploration of self through psychoanalysis. H.D.’s major contribution to modernism is most often recognized as her use of poetic imagery. After only two years at Bryn Mawr, H.D. moved to England, where much of her poetry was written.
Past events play integral parts in both the poems and help continue to express the ideas intended by the poet. Title is probably the most important aspect of a poem or story other than the author's identity. It's the title that attracts the normal readers to check out a certain poem, considering the reader is not familiar with the author's stand in the world of poetry and writing. 'Digging' is probably the most suitable and logical title of the poem. But is the... ... middle of paper ... ...'s had to receive and by observing those events through his eyes he can feel the sufferings of those women in his mind.
Emily Dickinson, the self-secluded poet from Amherst, is now considered one of the greatest American Poets. She, in breaking conventional grammar rules, created a new form of poetry, her own, to attain this title. Through the use of unconventional grammar styles Dickinson was able to create a poem, when read in the mind appears to be incomprehensible, but when read aloud is made clear to the reader. Dickinson also made use of common objects and emotions in her poems, which captivated the reader and allowed the reader to escape into a world created by her. Dickinson's use of common objects and emotions was due to her un-social and hostile background, which created a twisted soul inside of Dickinson that was represented in much of her poetry.
Through the windows-through the doors-burst like a ruthless force." Dickinson used a form of punctuation unique to her poetry as well as capitalization. She used irregular capitalization to emphasize certain words for example, in the poem "This is My Letter to the World," she capitalized the words, World, Me, News, Nature, Majesty, Message, Hands, Her, and Sweet. She did this because those things were important to her. Walt Whitman's and Emily Dickinson's lives were very different, although they lived during the same time period.