Though his dazzle and extravagance are not for the uncommitted, as his work requires some research (cosmology, cartography, contemporary politics, law, logic, physiology, etc. ), his poetry is united by a sense of urgency of mind and spirit. Though Ben Johnson predicted Donne’s poetry would perish for want of “being understood”, it is this very want that results from his use of the metaphysical that allows him to effectively teach and delight his audiences. In T.S. Eliot’s support of metaphysical poets, he pointed out that, “Our civilization comprehends great variety and comple... ... middle of paper ... ...ecurrent and startling as those of phrasing.
She writes, "Remarkably, we do not merely become aware of beautiful remembered lines; we feel ourselves compelled to a particular attitude of mind" (21). Woolf is alluding to the difference in pure beauty which can be distracting at time, versus poetry that makes one think to understand. Donne did not fear criticism from others so he was able to be completely honest in his poetry. According to Woolf, Donne enjoyed facts and arguments. By writing about something argumentative, it can be assumed there were people that would disagree with Donne 's views but he does not seem to
T.S. Eliot once said “Poetry is not turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.” The thing that makes poetry so meaningful is the fact that it involves all of life, every worry, every aspiration, and every feeling. If something has some immense significance to a person’s existence, then it has an immense significance in poetry as well. 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.
Patriotic and individualist Americans boast about the poems call for nonconformity and individualism; values that are deeply American. However, a close reading of the poem, focusing on tone and diction, reveal a different message. Frost crafted this poem to mirror the indecisiveness and regret humans face when making decisions, even if the choices are of equal worth. Humans have such little time on this earth, yet they consistently choose to spend their time agonizing on what could have been, and less time living in the present. To an extant Frost warns the reader that they should not waste too much time contemplating decisions, because they could their whole lives regretting and less time
Elliot believes that a “bad poet” is “personal” when he is awake but should be unaware, and unaware when he should be awake. The emotions one should use when writing are those that are those recollected while being in a tranquil state of mind. When the mind is experiencing tranquility and the body is in a relaxing environment is when the po... ... middle of paper ... ...he reader for interpretation. Modernists wrote to leave their reader “to create values and meanings on his own”(2113). Although many characteristics in the Romantics period, Victorian age, and the Modernist period were very different the three pieces of poetry I have pointed out all have phenomenal authors who follow the essay T.S Elliot wrote without ever reading it.
Although the pieces were published occasionally, they reflect a remarkably logical, self-conscious view of poetry and of the creative process. Poe wrote "The Philosophy of Composition" to explain how he composed "The Raven." The essay went up against the romantic guess that the poet works in an emotion of pure inspiration. Instead, Poe wrote a carefully planned description of poetic creation. The essay analyzes the central role of the conscious choice of an emotional atmosphere that is more important than events, characters, and the lyrics.
Possession entails the poet composes their poems by losing all senses, yet poetry is a combination of senses, for the poet, in short, experiences the basics of life differently than someone who is not a poet. A passionate poet, instead of a possessed poet, doesn’t lose his or her senses but rather uses them to create poetry. Conversely, passion, or even being in the state of what Plato would consider to be irrational, is what consequently makes humankind fully human. The ontology of humans come from many different avenues of influence, but their state of being comes from the quest of insight. The act of coming to truth must be done from the basis of a humans own life.
Although the ancient Mariner knows he has sinned, Peter Grimes does not and thinks he is in the right, which is where the stories di... ... middle of paper ... ... Ne any drop to drink." So the same sort of writing techniques are used in both poems to presents the themes of isolation, injustice, retribution and the supernatural, which is why on first thought, these poems are awfully similar. However when looked at closely, there are many important differences in the styles that both poets write in to present the themes in their own individual way. Both poems are very successful at using the description and imagery to give the feeling of isolation, retribution, injustice and the supernatural. They both tell stories, but again using different styles.
That Hardy found more solace while expressing himself in poetry needs no proof due to his disowning the tag of a novelist and his desire to be remembered as a poet. Thus, while approaching Hardy’s poetry one needs to purposefully digress from the traditional path of viewing him as a popular novelist who also wrote poems or a poet at heart who considered his novel writing as ‘pot-boiler’. This neat dissection of Hardy’s literary genius, into two separate parts, may hinder a comprehensive analysis. On the other hand, a see-saw approach that alternatively draws inspiration and instances from both the novels and the poems, at will, can also persuade scholars to seek identical perceptions in the two distinct genres. Critics are discovering daily just what an inestimably subtle man of letters Thomas Hardy really was.
One poem, two totally different views on manners, morals, customs, and what is right and wrong. To understand what William Blake was thinking and trying to say the reader must first know about how Blake’s mind worked. Forgotten by his contemporaries but venerated by modern society, British poet, prophet, publisher, and artist William Blake was the earliest of a long line of reformist romantic poets. Regarded widely as a mad man, Blake was above all else a rebel whose anti-authoritarian spirit, and belief in freedom and individuality formed the basis of his revolutionary poetry. With his own unique style and form, Blake’s poetry outlived its critics, and William Blake is now widely identified as one of the greatest lyric poets of all time.