Concern with war and the blighting effects of the industrial revolution were displayed in much of his work. One of Blake’s most famous works is The Songs of Innocence and The Songs of Expe... ... middle of paper ... ... transcend the material world and reach what Blake views as the actual world of the spirit. The hidden interpretation within the piece is a telling commentary on Blake’s non-conventional religious awareness. William Blake was a modern thinker with a recalcitrant political spirit. He used poetry and art as sociopolitical weapons, which were raised boldly against the establishment.
In twelve of fourteen lines lust is the subject. To put it in another way, we can say that almost the whole poem is subjected - in the sense of being dominated, ruled by something - to lust. This fact concerning the syntax, leads us to the first step of interpretation, namely the characteristics of lust. It seems, in accordance with the poem, that lust is something strong, domineering and taking possession. But not only the syntax of the first sentence leads us to such a definition of lust; the words - or in general: the language - in the poem speaks for itself: "...and till action, lust Is pe... ... middle of paper ... ...d, one strongly feels the obsession, the madness and the extreme, because his language clearly reflects these ideas, too.
During the sonnet’s opening line Yeats shows a surprise: “A sudden blow: the great wings beating still” (l. 1). What this line does for the poem’s symbolic meaning is makes the reader jump with shock, and gives the perception of the wings as great, and powerful. Next, the poem provides an introduction to the victim of this rape: “Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed by the dark... ... middle of paper ... ...els as this must happen in the ideal realm of how Yeats would have like symbolism. Overt meaning is the opposite of symbolism, and if no different opinions can be made on a particular symbol, then there ceases to be a symbol. Imagination stands out in the philosophy of Yeats, and without imagination there cannot be art.
The author of the renowned work, Mary Shelley, included Satanic heroes among numerous other literary devices that fabricate Frankenstein’s exemplarity. She clearly and cleverly identifies three elements that expose Victor’s role as a Satanic hero by interweaving the theme of nature vs. nurture, a doppelganger, and biblical allusion during the novel’s composition. By choosing to include a Satanic hero, Shelley confines her plot to strict criteria. Satanic heroes can be identified by three distinct characteristics; they distinguishingly decline similarly to Adam from Genesis because he shares those traits. In the same manner as Adam, Satanic heroes desire and seek knowledge and power.
The night about us is restless. Although classical allusions and imagist influences are an essential part of "Coitus," it is the disturbingly stark sexual force that dominates its tone. However bluntly carnal the poem seems, it does not at any point explicitly mention sex, except in the unmistakable directness of the title. Pound renders his tone through a montage of classical allusions and phallic imagery which resemble the vorticistic Japanese haiku; the beginning and ending two lines share similarities with Pound's... ... middle of paper ... ...ion, yoking allusive fragments of western culture with elements of modern life. By combining the ancient with the new, Pound produces disturbing and sexually centered anachronisms that capitalize on the previous history of literature but also revolutionary modern theories; psychological, sexual and literary.
Poetry is a very artistic and creative way for poets to freely express themselves, whether it be love, hate, sadness, joy, and even to express themselves sexually. William Butler Yeats uses Greek mythology in "Leda and the Swan" to describe the sexual nature of the poem. Yeats uses many poetic elements and techniques to describe the sexuality of the poem. He uses elements such as language and the structure of the poem itself to portray to his readers a very vivid picture of the sensual elements of this poem. Through structure and language Yeats is able to paint a powerful sexual image to his readers without directly giving it meaning of the poem.
“"sponges of millennial growth ... sickly light... unnumber'd and enormous polypi". Tennyson, A. ‘The Kraken’ p.139 reprinted in The Farber Book of Beasts (2010.) Whilst Carroll completely invents his words, Tennyson instead juxtaposes scientific phrases such as sea sponges and polypi with the mythical nature of his subject along with references to the apocalypse to build tension in his work. Additional contrasts can be seen when analysing the structure of each poem.
“The Rape of the Lock” is a poem written by Alexander Pope that uses Horatian satire to satirize the trivialness of a lock of hair being cut from a woman’s head without her knowledge. Pope writes the poem in a mock-epic style to help trivialize this minor incident. Pope uses the conventions and techniques of epic poetry in his mock epic. These techniques include heroes that are elaborately described, use of supernatural beings, and description of trivial things as battles. Unlike most epic poetry where males portray the heroes, Pope uses a female, Belinda, as his heroine.
Divine am I inside and out, and I make holy whatever I touch or am touched from; The scent of these arm-pits is an aroma finer than prayer, This head is more than churches or bibles or creeds. If I worship any particular thing it shall be some of the spread of my body. (518-530) The most prominent and controversial themes in Walt Whitman’s works is that of sex and human sexuality. Many of his poems, especially Song of Myself and The Body Electric contain imagery that is sexually explicit and, at certain times, simply erotic. The most prominent and sexual example can be seen in the fifth section of Song of Myself in with Whitman elaborately describes a sex scene between the speaker and an unknown second party.
Spirituality in Howl by Allen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" is a complex and intriguing poem about the divine in the common world. The minor themes of drugs and sexuality work together to illuminate the major theme of spirituality. The poem reveals through a multitude of sharp images and phrases that everything from drug use to homosexuality to mental illness is holy, even in a world of atom bombs and materialistic America, which Ginsberg considers not to be holy and he refers to as Moloch. As it is stated in Ginsberg's "Footnote To Howl," "The world is holy! The soul is holy!