Poetry is part of literature and a form of language across cultures. Poetry can be dark and mysterious or evoke wonderment and love, it can also be used to explain the author’s frustration of a situation that cannot be changed. Like in Sherman Alexis poem “on an Amtrak from Boston to New York”. Sherman Alexie, a Native American, activist, and author used his poem as his point of view. In this poem the speaker’s state of mind depicts resentment, prejudice and muted aggressiveness.
Robert Frost once said “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” “It’s when an emotion has found its thought and the thought finds words. Poetry is a vital language of the heart. Poems rely on the writer’s deep and intensive feelings toward a subject. Poems can help a person find their inner feelings that one could not express directly to someone, but only could explain with pen and paper. Poetry draws on the senses and the senses give deep access to the poet’s inside feelings.
T.S. Eliot once said 'a large part of ay poet's "inspiration" must come from his reading and from his knowledge of history. ' As he is writing the poem, his voice is sounded in the voice of the poem. The voice projected through a poem is a solid message projected by poetic techniques, but the voice that is heard inside the readers head varies from reader to reader, depending on their background. There are some core things that alter the voice that Eliot's poetry projects: the nationality of the reader and whether or not they are familiar with the society Eliot is writing about, what religion, if any, they belong to, and how well read a reader is (Eliot makes many allusions in his poetry) will effect the voice that they hear from Eliot's work.
He also scolds them for placing themselves into the poetry when, in his view, there really is no place for them there. Finally, he ends with an offering of recourse for all the poets like Thomas. On the surface, the narrator in “Tract” is criticizing an overly ornate funeral. His purpose is to establish a new idiom in which cultural inhibitions are discarded. This purpose can also be applied to the poems’ hidden meaning; a criticism of Dylan Thomas’ work.
Poetry Comparison on Wordsworth's Lucy and Tennyson's Dark house, by which once more I stand Wordsworth's and Tennyson's poems are both about someone who was close to them and is now gone. However Tennyson uses the physical surroundings to portray his emotions as well as his own reactions whereas Wordsworth's poem is less specific and less obvious about his feelings, focusing his attention on the lost person. Tennyson's poem is more about himself, "I stand, my heart, Behold me, for I cannot sleep, I creep". Because he describes his own actions, the poem is very self absorbed and the reader doesn't get to know about the person that is now gone. On the other hand, Wordsworth does focus his attention on the lost person and in fact the whole poem is about her: only at the end does he refer back to himself, "The difference to me!"
These images, cyclical in their nature, repeat throughout the poem. The repetition of these images displays the theme of time. The other message in Cummings' poem is related to the passage of... ... middle of paper ... ...very different meanings. Cummings' uses his poem to explore time and the stages of life, while Dickinson's poem addresses her disdain toward her contemporary poets. The similarity between the two texts is due to the rhetorical ambiguity.
There are several reasons for his using this approach, from a feeling of being isolated, to a problem articulating thoughts (Bergonzi 18, Cuddy 13, Mack 1745, Martin 102). What influenced Eliot the most in writing poetry was a book he read written by the English critic, Arthur Symon, titled The Symbolist Movement in Literature. This book is about French symbolist writers of the 19th century. From this book, the author who had the greatest influence on Eliot is by far Jules Laforgue. Laforgue's influence is evident in many of Eliot's poems, sometimes to the point of plagiarism.
They have lost their vitalit... ... middle of paper ... ...is emphasised trough the lines "I stop breathing". The poem expresses the resentment the poet feels of the way society has seemingly stopped caring and failing to notice what is going home around them. This is expressed trough the speaker no knowing about her death until he stops and takes in the wider world around him. Poets have an uncanny ability to express different thoughts and expressions as well as creating images in a readers head using only words, thoughts and their senses. The poet does not need to describe what is happening but instead uses thoughts and opinions to express their writing in a way that is understandable to a reader as well as evoking a response in a reader that may not otherwise be experienced.
When Keats concludes this poem, the speaker and the reader are both left wondering whether this poem or, life for that matter, is a dream. There are no definitive answers and Keats embraces the nightingale’s beauty on an unconscious level. Thus, the reader can see that in order for Keats to create true poetry, he maintains in a constant state of internal conflict, never reaching for facts or reasons, producing poetry consistent with his identity as a poet of “Negative Capability”.