Modern poetry is significant to everyday life because it dares us to break free from the safe strategies of a discreet mind, enabling us to honor the unknown, both in us and in the world. In poetry, a small amount of words may contain a lot of intensity. Compression allows fewer words to have more power. Poems in its entirety can be just as plenary as stories, because the crucial aspects of the experience are still there. Several simple lines can draw in year’s worth of emotions and sensitivity.
But, while in form these poems differ, the passion in which each poet expresses himself or herself is very strong, and their poetry proved to be the perfect outlet. Both "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" and "Eighteen Hundred and Eleven" were not very well received by critics. Blake's poem was obviously portraying anger and resentment toward the Church, and Barbauld's poem was seen as unpatriotic because of its blatant questioning of England's supreme power. These works dealt with taboo topics, and, as satires, they were very sarcastic and tongue-in-cheek. The readers of the time did not appreciate the attitude the poets expressed when dealing with these touchy subjects, and both poets received a backlash, rather than praise, for their poems.
On ... ... middle of paper ... ...number of visual effects in his poetry. He combined the lack of punctuation, capitalization, and creative spacing with his topics, such as the seasons, to convey his messages. Some readers find the visual effects in his poems disconcerting and feel that they are meaningless because of it. However, others find his visual effects helpful in gaining a deeper understanding of his poems and the messages he was trying to convey. Cummings' poems were definitely meant to be viewed rather than simply listened to so that the reader can benefit from the full effect of them.
Poems for the Eye Are Not Merely for the Sake of Eye What is poetry? Pressed for an answer, Robert Frost made a classic reply: “Poetry is the kind of thing poets write.” In all likelihood, Frost was not trying merely to evade the question but to chide his questioner into thinking for himself. A trouble with definitions is that they may stop thought. The nature of poetry eludes simple definitions. Definitions will be of little help at first, if we are to know poetry and respond to it.
The novel is best known for exposing the highly unsanitary conditions of the meat packing industry, run by corrupt political machines, as well as the severity and harshness faced by immigrants during this time. However, Sinclair’s true goal was to promote his new-found socialist principles amidst the growing businesses and harsh labor conditions existing to the lower class. The story sets in the city of Chicago, a city with a deep divide between the high and low working class. Although this was evident in many cities across the nation as urban areas continued to grow, Chicago was among the worst. Sinclair was able to take advantage of the struggle of laborers and wrote his story through the eyes of poor Lithuanian immigrant Jurgis Rudkus.
People today would find the poetry quite shocking and distasteful and they would not be considered politically correct. “To His Coy Mistress” is successful because it is entertaining, wheras “The Flea” is successful because it’s fascinating and slightly confusing at times. “Shall I compare thee” however is totally different because it has departed from it and the overall result was very successful. The poet went from delighting the audience then to twisting their opinions of him keeping them entertained.
As many past authors, Whitman's life outside of being a writer was somewhat disruptive at times. However, critics looked passed that aspect of him. They concentrated solely on his literary impact. Whitman upheld the qualities of a nonconformist, a rebel. The theme of his poetry was generally that of love, life, freedom, and the human soul.
I like poems where people come to closure with what they have done. Perhaps if the author had ended “The Last Duchess” with the narrator coming to realization with what he had done and not boast about it I would not have found this poem as a bad poem that does not belongs in the anthology. When reading poems we need to remember that everyone have different appeals.
Learning more on the history and what the poets gone through. The poems having deep meanings rather than a lightly meaning. The poets believing in their beliefs and not considering what others thought of their writing but creating it more valuable so that the critics ended up liking it more than they did before. William Wordsworth poetry is incredible and the other poets that I was also fond of. William Blake and the other poets seen issue that was happening during their time and used how they felt and visualize it through their poems and wanted other to feel the same way.
Hughes feels happy at this moment, but he knows that Plath’s happiness is too good to be true, and that it probably won’t last. We all know that it couldn’t, and it didn’t. Both Williams and Hughes present life in a manner that may not be pleasant, but is nonetheless true-to-life. Although Williams’ life-view is a bit dark and dreary, we can all read it and relate it to some aspect of our lives. And although Hughes’ poetry is mostly about his life with Sylvia Plath, we can all read it and relate it to someone what we may know.