By examining Frost's "After Apple-picking" and Lee's "Apples," one is able to understand how poets often use the same subject to discuss different aspects of an issue. This is a valuable skill for communication of complex or nondescript ideas. It allows the poet to overcome the difficulty of describing the nature and intensity of his own abstract feelings.
In the Odes of John Keats we are witness to an extensive use of literary techniques. Keats uses a variety of approaches in order to evoke the world of senses throughout his poetry. His Odes ‘on Indolence’ and ‘to Psyche’, ’a Nightingale’, ‘To Autumn’ and ‘Ode on Melancholy’ all demonstrate Keats amazing ability to arouse the senses of his readers with his diverse and vast use of literary and poetic techniques. In Keats “Ode to a Nightingale” we see the sense embodied through a variety of different literary techniques and in particular his use of synaesthesia imagery. The dejected downhearted nature of the poem promotes emotion in the reader even before noting poetic devices at work.
China has been prominently known for its poetry since ancient times and the Chinese classical poetry has gained a significant place in the poetry world by its “melodious rhythms, refined language, profound cultural backgrounds, and the pursuit of artistic conception (Chen Xi).” A remarkable area of Chinese classical poetry is the landscape poetry. Landscape poetry is characterized by its harmonious combination of emotional conditions and poetic imagery. Both Tao Qian and Wang Wei gain much inspiration and pleasure from the surrounding landscape and in turn create masterpieces in form of poetry. Tao Qian shows captivation in his farm along the countryside; therefore, he tends to write about domestic nature found in gardens, backyards and in the cultivated countryside. Tao Qian expresses the overwhelming feeling that nature gives him in several lines from his poem “The Return.” “Seeing the trees in the courtyard brings joy to my face” (line 22) and “Every day I stroll in the garden for pleasur... ... middle of paper ... ...oken paintings, his painted as silent poems.
Robert Frost Robert Forst was perhaps one of the most popular and beloved of twentieth century American poets. In many ways his work is related to nature and his New England surroundings. To Frost, Nature is a source of wisdom as well as a source of joy. He was born in San Fransisco, and moved to massachusetts at age 11. He later attended Dartmouth, and Harvard, both of which he dropped out of.
In 1912 he moved his wife and four kids to England to work on poetry full time. "A Boy's Will" and "North of Boston" became a instant success in Europe and in 1915 he moved to America. "North of Boston" was reissued in America and became a best seller. Frost used the money from it to buy a farm in New Hampshire, where some of his most successful poems were written ("American Writers" 152). Frost's poems are full of so many strong themes and richer meanings than nature, but most Frost fans prefer his modest feelings toward nature.
Even to an old age, Shel Silverstein continued to write poems and songs; increasing his popularity. Since Shel Silverstein was was a master of free verse, he made poems that equated to most people and became a favorite poet to America and to the World. Though a master of free verse, Silverstein’s diverse talents are evident is his expertise in writing poems, such as the poem, “Where the Sidewalk Ends” The poignant book known as The Giving Tree, is loved by many people of all ages. “Silverstein was born on September 25, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois and began writing and drawing a... ... middle of paper ... .... Web.
The first was released in 1841, and the second was released in 1844. Poems however, also made Emerson's reputation as a erudite man. His poems were enjoyable as well as thought provoking to many. "Each and All," was a poem that supported his beliefs. "The Rhodora," as well as "The Humble Bee," and "The Snow Storm," touched on the greatness of nature.
He wrote ballads, epistles, epitaphs, satires, and dedications. He wrote of winter, spring, and summer, of rivers, braes, and uplands. He wrote of anything, and of everything, that could have ever passed his mind working through those hard days on his farm. One thing that inspired Robert with great esteem is nature, this opens his eyes to great beauty, making his heart and voice express his praises. "There is a true old saying, 'Love furthers knowledge:' but above all, it is the living essence of that knowledge which makes poets; the first principle of its existence, increase, activity.
In 1855, he once stated that "The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it" (Arts and Culture). His poetry bared the soul of socialism. He saw himself as one who managed to capture the hearts of readers throughout the world, connecting on a level that was sometimes indescribable. The pride in his multi-cultural lifestyle and background is shown through his numerous poems depicting nature in its rarest form. Before researching Whitman, I knew of his name.
Robert Lee Frost is one of the most popular American poets in the century. Frost frequently uses the theme of nature in all of his poem collections. Due to the time he spent and lived in New England, most of his work was influenced by some specific locations in New England. Frost uses nature as a medium to express thoughts about life. In the poem “After Apple-picking”, Robert Frost has many symbols and as well as allusions to embellish the meaning of the poem.