T.S. Eliot once said “Poetry is not turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.” The thing that makes poetry so meaningful is the fact that it involves all of life, every worry, every aspiration, and every feeling. If something has some immense significance to a person’s existence, then it has an immense significance in poetry as well. Modern poetry is significant to everyday life because it dares us to break free from the safe strategies of a discreet mind, enabling us to honor the unknown, both in us and in the world.
Many people while reading poems take the blunt force of what is being said word by word, but that is where people go wrong. Poetry is deep and meaningful pieces of literature making understanding poems very challenging for some people. The most misunderstood poem ever written would have to be Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” mainly because people seem to be individualized and not read into the irony Robert Frost is telling. Being able to go deeper into your own thoughts and thinking outside of the box to find the true meaning of what is being said is how you figure out what the authors are trying to say. What seems like a straight forward poem that we constantly hear people saying “take the road less traveled” really takes on a whole
The answer is no. If I did not read the Dead Poets Society, probably I do not what I want and regret myself that did not do what I wanted. For these reasons, ‘Dead Poets Society’ and ‘Every moment is to be a Blessing’ both are so important to me and each thing gives to me different lessons. I will do what I wanted not like the poem’s writer just like as ‘Dead poets Society’!
Supporting this fact, the speaker also declares that "knowing how way leads to way, /[he] doubted ... ... middle of paper ... ... way this experience has affected his life. Like a façade, sometimes the surface structure of a poem can be very misleading, and, periodically, one must look deeper into the work in order to grasp its true meaning. Often simple words and phrases are the key to understanding a poem so traditionally studied with one meaning attached to it. As stated before, Frost's "The Road Not Taken" is a poem frequently studied with a traditional insight; however, analyzed and critiqued at a different level this work is actually very ambiguous. Works Cited Frost, Robert.
I like poems where people come to closure with what they have done. Perhaps if the author had ended “The Last Duchess” with the narrator coming to realization with what he had done and not boast about it I would not have found this poem as a bad poem that does not belongs in the anthology. When reading poems we need to remember that everyone have different appeals.
If I read poetry it's because it has touched me in one way or another. To have somebody break it down differently than I would have changes the meaning of it for me. Everybody is entitled to have their own opinion but unless it is the actually writer of the poem explaining how he felt as he wrote this, no else will ever know for sure what he was thinking. The enjoyment comes from opening your mind and losing yourself.
John Donne's "The Indifference" is a love poem that can be interpreted in a number of ways. Not only is the meaning of the text debatable, but the audience for which the poem was intended can be argued as well. The language Donne uses leaves room for the reader's imagination and intellect to take over and decide to whom he is talking and why. The author is writing to a specific audience for a specific reason, trying to convey his point through his verse. While not all people agree as to whom this poem is intended for or whom the speaker is actually talking to, I have a good understanding as to what Donne is trying to accomplish by writing "The Indifference" and whom the voice of the piece is actually talking to.
This makes us feel interesting to the poem, because the languages Duffy has used, to make we as a reader to interpret whatever way we like. The structure in "Stealing" is irregular, because the previous stanza does not link towards the next stanza. This perhaps displays that Duffy is trying to shows the disturbed mind of the persona. "Mostly I'm so bored I could eat myself." (Line 21) From this sentence we can find out that the persona is an abnormal person, because a normal person would not eat him/herself even though if they were bored.
Elliot believes that a “bad poet” is “personal” when he is awake but should be unaware, and unaware when he should be awake. The emotions one should use when writing are those that are those recollected while being in a tranquil state of mind. When the mind is experiencing tranquility and the body is in a relaxing environment is when the po... ... middle of paper ... ...he reader for interpretation. Modernists wrote to leave their reader “to create values and meanings on his own”(2113). Although many characteristics in the Romantics period, Victorian age, and the Modernist period were very different the three pieces of poetry I have pointed out all have phenomenal authors who follow the essay T.S Elliot wrote without ever reading it.
I couldn't get my experiences into tight metrical forms" (J. Myers and D. Wojahn, p. 154). He was also the first poet who wrote about his family to tell the truth about them, and "took the laundry out on the public." In "Life Studies", the author talks about his parents and the family members. Lowell writes about himself as well as his family members in a very critical way, which was unheard of at that time. Though some of the facts are not true and are exaggerated, his poems satirize the family.