Olds has a unique ability to reveal these emotions with the sense to keep the descriptions brief and stark for the greatest impact. Then comes the realization for escape as an adult through the trap door under the bed. “The Poem to My Husband from My Father’s Daughter”(56) gives the reader another strong and concise poem to explore. Again Olds doesn’t mince words, preferring to relay the message of acceptance through short sentences and a short poem. The pain and suffering are evident within these poems, however in agreement with Gaffey in Contemporary Literary Criticism I believe these poems to be designed as family album of snapshots, however horrible they might be they result “in a kind of recognition of family life.”(123) With this in mind I would agree with Dillon and Hudziks notion that Olds’ poems do not come across as a soul in torment, more of a journey to liberate herself.
It was also at Oxford that Auden became the pivotal member of a group of writers called the “Oxford Group”, which included Stephen Spender, C. Day Lewis, and Louis MacNeice. The group adhered to various collective and anti-fascist doctrines and addressed social, political, and economic concerns in their writings. Auden pursued his love of poetry, influenced by Old English verse and the poems of Thomas Hardy, Robert Frost, William Blake and Emily Dickinson. He graduated from Oxford in 1928, and that same year, his collection Poems was privately printed. He went to live in Berlin for a year, returning to England to become a teacher.
Eliot”). Eliot would address the question in minute details, but then not answer the question, and leave it for the reader to discover. T.S. Eliot is one of the most brilliant poets of the World War One and antebellum era, remembered for his utmost devotion and impact in the early modernist movement. On September 26 1888, in Saint Louis, Missouri, Thomas Sterns Eliot was delivered into Henry Ware Eliot’s arms (Bush).
Today, he is considered one of England’s greatest poets. Robert Browning was born in Camberwell, England to Robert and Sarah Browning during the Victorian Age. He learned most of his education from his parents. At the age of 14, it is believed he had learned Latin, Greek and French. He was inspired to write poetry after he read poetry by Percy Shelley and he declared himself a devotee of the poet.
In 1905, Rupert won the school poetry prize. A year later, he attended King’s College Cambridge. At King’s College he became the president of the University Fabian Society. While, there he developed an interest in acting. His home than became famous by his poem “The Old Vicarage, Grantchester.” Brooke, also, developed his first poem and his first book appeared in 1911.
Wystan Hugh Auden Wystan Hugh Auden was born on February 21, 1907, in provincial York, England. Over the next sixty-six years, he became one of the most prolific poets of the twentieth century. He was a versatile poet who felt that poetry was "a game of knowledge." He boarded at Gresham’s School in Norfolk and in 1925 went to Christ Church at Oxford. Although he initially studied biology, he quickly switched to English.
“Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.” (Dag Hammarskjold) Alfred Edward Housman was a great poet and scholar. Housman is best known for his poetry volumes, “A Shropshire Lad” 1896 and “Last Poems” 1922. As a scholar, he is well respected for his define editions of Marcus Manilius, a Roman astronomer. Housman is a great poet beginning with his life, his greatest success, and two of his poems that relate to life experiences. Housman was born on March 26, 1859 in Fockbury Worcestershire, England.
Robert Lee Frost (born in San Francisco, March 26, 1874 and died in Boston, January 29, 1963) was one of America's leading 20th-century poets and a four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Although his verse forms are traditional, he was a pioneer in the interplay of rhythm and meter and in the poetic use of the vocabulary and inflections of everyday speech. His poetry is thus both traditional and experimental. After Frost’s father died in 1885, the family left California and settled in Massachusetts. From 1897 to 1899 he attended Harvard College as a special student, but left without a degree.
He also delivered the Page Barbour lectures at the University of Virginia.... ... middle of paper ... ...iest poetry was published in the Smith Academy Record in 1905 (James 1). Eliot’s first major poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” revealed his original and highly developed style. His “Ash Wednesday”, which was published in 1930, was far from different from The Waste Land in tone and mood. It was more musical emphasis; tentatively hopeful (Harmon 1). His whole life was full of writing lectures and poems.
Edward James Hughes Edward James Hughes is one of the most outstanding living British poets. In 1984 he was awarded the title of the nation's Poet Laureate. He came into prominence in the late fifties and early sixties, having earned a reputation of a prolific, original and skilful poet, which he maintained to the present day. Ted Hughes was born in 1930 in Yorkshire into a family of a carpenter. After graduating from Grammar School he went up to Cambridge to study English, but later changed to Archaeology and Anthropology.