Reading each poem is a gateway into the author’s mind, letting us see their own thoughts and feelings on the subject. Sir Thomas Wyatt seems to feel almost depressed and hopeless while understanding the rarity of finding true love. Where as Shakespeare is confident and realistic but also takes love for granted and doesn’t open up emotionally. Because love isn’t as simple and straightforward as most poets suggest, these two sonnets are great examples on how this universal and worldwide topic can be expressed in many different way.
Dickinson and her Religion Emily Dickinson was one of the greatest woman poets. She left us with numerous works that show us her secluded world. Like other major artists of nineteenth-century American introspection such as Emerson, Thoreau, and Melville, Dickinson makes poetic use of her vacillations between doubt and faith. The style of her first efforts was fairly conventional, but after years of practice she began to give room for experiments. Often written in the meter of hymns, her poems dealt not only with issues of death, faith and immortality, but with nature, domesticity, and the power and limits of language.
Christina Rossetti was also an English poet who wrote many melancholic poems with symbolic religious themes. Elizabeth Browning was a famous poet of Victorian England best known for her romance with Robert Browning and her "Sonnets From The Portuguese" which is widely read. Edith Nesbit was an English novelist, poet and writer of stories for children though her novels and poems never gained much recognition as much as her stories for children. "First Love" by John Clare is a romantic poem about love at first sight. This poem is linked to love and loss, and has got all the sweet memories of falling in love for the first time and all the pain for losing it at the same time.
We, as people, tend to have a natural urge to be seen on a very personal level, to be understood for that which makes us unique, and to be loved in spite of these things. Rossetti’s “religious poetry acknowledged these longings and formed an outlet for them. Many of her ‘poems explore what she saw as the great danger that the Victorian cult of love and marriage posed to the souls of woman’” (Touché 4). She held very strongly to her faith and is reported to have turned down two men whom she dearly loved because of religious differences that she could not overcome. “As a deeply religious woman she was afraid somebody ‘could co... ... middle of paper ... ...J. and Vivienne J. Rundle, ed.
. by drawing more consistently than does ordinary language on a number of language resources, none of which is peculiar to poetry." Finally, Perrine asserts "it [poetry] must be an organism whose every part serves a useful purpose and cooperates with every other part to preserve and express the life that is within it" (524). Perrine states that poetry "has been regarded as something central to existence, something having unique value to the fully realized life, something we are better off for having and spiritually impoverished without" (517). Because mankind holds poetry in high regard, Virginia Woolf uses male versus female success in writing it as the basis of comparison in A Room of One's Own, her 1928 essay that examines the struggle of women for acceptance and esteem as writers.
In contrast, Olds' choice of third person allows the reader to interpret the poem differently as if it was first person. These perspectives of narration are required to portray different aspects of love in poetry. However, these two poems connect well with one another. Since Olds' writes her poem about how individuals have sex without love. Snodgrass' poem does not see the problem with one-night stands and seems to partake in one of his own.
In the “Sunne Rising” Donne uses a number of dramatic contrasts; a contrast of old and new things, beautiful and stunning imagery reflected on his lover, and the movement of the poem to help shape his meaning. In the very first line of the poem, using direct address, Donne states “Busie old foole, unruly Sunne,” this first line begins one of the meanings presented in the poem; the struggle between old and new things. This struggle is heavily displayed in t... ... middle of paper ... ...elps us to see just how determined Donne is. Another way in which Donne accentuates his meaning is through the poetic devices, rhythm and rhyme. The poem has irregular lines of iambic tetrameter and pentameter.
Both poems of Margaret Avison and P.K Page are common to the point of cliché in literary criticism to safely state that both were metafictional to a certain extent. The beauty and vividness of the language and patterning of lexical items employed and deployed make it imperative to acknowledge the rightfulness of both poets to fame and renown. Romance is different from religion. The use of diction by Margaret Avison implies that the poet is writing a powerful prayer in pursuit of illumination and, absurdly, all the energy of the language is devoted to self-denial in an effort to touch base and come closer to the sun of knowledge. The characterization of the storm shows that Man remains weak, helpless and he must seek rescue from a stronger being by submitting himself without question to a power infinitely greater than him.
How "In a Time" does reveal Angelou's ambivalence to love? Angelou describes her feelings in everything she writes, and one thematic element Angelou uses, is the theme of antithesis. For example, in the poem, "Artful Pose" this thematic element is obvious. In the lines, in their delights some poets sing their melodies tendering my nights [...] (3-5) words such as, "melodies" "delights" and "hateful wrath" seem to show Maya contrasting the theme of love and of hate, diverging feelings that mirror what's going on in her own life. Maya was married three times but she never convinces that to the society.
The essay “Tradition and the Individual Talent” written by T.S. Elliot, illustrates for us the many reasons poets should detach themselves from their writings and extract any personal elements they may want to be added. When writing, it is difficult to create a piece of work that does contain elements from previous ancestors and poets. Elliot speaks on the subject of “tradition” (2544), and how “it cannot be inherited” (2544) and that one must harp on historical events as well as events happening in the present in order to create a piece of writing that is not a replica of one’s own personality. Too often poets are applauded for their work, solely based on the individual and original aspects they included, however credit in due lies in past writers.