Loss as the Driving Force of Hardys Poetic Creativity Loss in Hardys poems are portrayed in many ways Hardys poetry is constantly wistful and elegiac in tone, and despite some hints of humour the poems remain focused on the disappointments of mans search for love and how he looses it. His love poems are fatalistic; they deal with love falling apart over time 'At Castle Boterel over a short period of time this 'change is the transitory nature of love. The change, which he writes about, comes in different forms, change of peoples feelings for each other, love ending due to death or peoples visions for their future together. In any case, although love changes everything in nature stays the same. Loves power for good does not really exist in Hardy's poetry, it may feel good at the time however, when it ends it makes people feel nostalgic and sad and perhaps they think about their relationships.
However, in this poem, there seems to be a sense of regret. Unlike Dickey's poem, this poem is much more sad and more depressing. It appears that this poem was the reaction of the death of a loved one. Tennyson explains in his first stanza that as he looks into the autumn fields, he recalls of happy days with a loved one that will no longer happen anymore. "Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more."
The mood of the poem is depressed. The poem puts the reader in a depressed state of mind because of the themes of suffering, grief, and death. Rossetti’s “Autumn Song” gives off this mood through its inner meaning. A line which describes the insignificance of grief and regret helps to get across the mood of depression. “And how the swift beat of the brain/ Falters because it is in vain” (6-7).
There is no question that life presents many disagreeable scenarios. Be it the loss of a friend, a failure to succeed, a dishonor upon the family, the need to escape from despair into bliss is often a sought after means to terminate suffering. In his celebrated and remarkable work "Ode to a Nightingale", John Keats portrays a narrator dissatisfied with his lot in life who seeks to end his suffering. Written to a singing bird in the trees, Keats's poem explores a variety of methods for a man to escape from a life with which he is vehemently discontented. After a catalogue of metaphors during which Keats’s narrator fails escape through each, the miserable man comes to the conclusion that escape from his life is impossible, and transcendence is a horizon reached only by the song of birds.
Additionally, the vocation of ‘O’ supplicates to a ‘God’ or a ‘Higher Deity’, strengthening the unborn child’s plea for love. The t... ... middle of paper ... ...ntle into that good night’ fully portrays the suffering of the poet by the repetition of ‘rage’ and the villanelle used in this poem allowed him to build the poem gradually. In the last stanza, the poet became personal and shifts tone from danger to despair: ‘I pray’ implies the helplessness of the poet. Suggesting there is nothing he can do but plea a religious figure, which strongly reflects the amount of suffering and pain caused by losing his loved one. These two poems are linked together by the idea of suffering created by love, this love is ironic because both poets are causing themselves to suffer more by pushing themselves to the edge.
By analysing Jonson’s use of the elegy, this poetic mode of presentation reveals how compression and conciseness fulfil the achievement of “On My First Son”. However, in first considering the definition of the elegy as “a formal and sustained lament in verse for the death of a particular person, usually ending in consolation” this will demonstrate how Jonson conforms to the traditional structure of the elegy. For example, Jonson’s elegy is traditional as he depicts a father mourning for his son. The apostrophe of “Farewell, thou child” immediately conveys the death of a son, whom Jonson later warmly refers to as his “loved boy”. The title in itself “On My First Son” similarly conveys the speaker’s personal relationship to the son he is mourning.
William Shakespeare 's 'Sonnet 73 ' highlights the continuous anxiety; of speaker the due to the inevitability of old age. Through various poetic techniques Shakespeare underlines that the deterioration of time is arbitrary; and it therefore naturally decays beauty and life. However there is a sense that he expresses love as a stronger force which overcomes the constant decline of youth and time. This is strongly represented by the use of seasonal imagery. Similarly, John Donne utilizes formal aspects in 'A Valediction Forbidding Mourning ' to convey the same view of the strong force of love.
In the poem “The Desert Places” by Robert Frost the narrator encounters loneliness and isolation and talks about how it’s affecting his mental well-being negatively. The poem indicates that when individuals gets isolated from others, they compromise their own happiness as they receive the ill-effects of depression and failure to communicate their emotions with others. The main character of the poem “The Desert Places”, the speaker himself talks about his life which is purposeless and empty, the motivation behind why it’s ruining his happiness. You can recognize by the tone of the poem which is sad and miserable, that the speaker is not happy with himself and his liveliness. The speaker encounters isolation and loneliness all around the poem which is the leading cause of his sorrow.
On Auden's side, there is bitterness in his loss, and an almost gothic romanticism of Bronte's writing despite its modern edge. With Motions however, there is more of stoicism in the writing. He writes so that we know there has been a great loss on his part, but this poem is not of the melodramatic substance, which Auden's is. Motions poem is a quiet resignation to the fact that a loved one has been lost. It has in its core, a nostalgic romanticism and sense of regret.
For John Milton, it was to please God. For Edgar Allan Poe, it was to escape from reality. Yet, literary critic Harold Bloom describes what he believed was Wordsworth’s purpose: “The fear of mortality haunts much of Wordsworth’s best poetry, especially in regard to the premature mortality of the Imagination and the loss of its creative joy.” In other words, he felt like he was inevitably going to lose his creativity, and he had to write the most he could. Through looking at William Wordsworth’s best poetry: Tintern Abbey, Prelude, The World Is Too Much With Us, and London 1802 each portray the accuracy within Bloom’s critique. First of all, we must look at the text Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth to understand his ultimate fear of the death of imagination.