This poem is filled with dramatic principle that satisfied the Victorian period’s demand for an action and drama that were not overtly apparent in the work. In the case of “My Last Duchess” the drama of the poem is how his character, the Duke, is introduced. In dramatic monologues the character’s self is revealed through thoug... ... middle of paper ... ... by Browning, but he also sets himself and his consciousness apart from the modern society who remained. Shown by how Prufrock isolated himself away from the fakery of his society. Both Browning and Eliot seek to improve upon the nature of the dramatic monologue.
Eliot’s first major poetic publication: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock bares many resemblances to Corso’s postmodern poem Marriage, a poem written to criticize the philosophical issues associated with marriage. To begin with, Corso’s Marriage opens with two rhetorical questions that the speaker attempts to answer throughout the course of the poem. The questions: “Should I get married? Should I be good? (Corso 1) are questions that the speaker finds himself c... ... middle of paper ... ...he Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock."
Modernism is a terminology given by historians to literature movement around late nineteenth century. It is a movement in the arts which purpose is to produce art different traditional forms. Its literature aim is to criticize problems of their world. They use specific characteristics implicitly and explicitly; implicitly to send messages to each other or to educated people in authority or explicitly to influence public opinions. “We are talking about two chronologies.
Through the poem’s juxtapositions, stream of consciousness monologue, and irregular rhyming pattern, Eliot cemented his place in modernist poetry. The poem is prefaced with a passage from Dante’s Inferno, where the speaker confesses his shame without fear of its being reported. “Prufrock”, similarly follows this theme of confession, confession that Prufrock’s fears of action and inaction and inadequacy is open and present for the readers to know. Without romantic clichés and irony, the poem in a sense parodies the traditional romantic ideas expected in a poem titled, “Love Song”, and disturbs the universe of romantic poetry by withdrawing desire of an object and subjects but rather subject the readers to a stream of conscious in a reflection of urgings and longing. The reader is immediately given imagery and rhyme pattern that is dissimilar in a traditional sense in the first two lines.
If he loved you, he wouldn't beat you…Would he? In a poem, the confusion seems only to extend, as writers will describe a beautiful event that is tainted by a bad experience or emotion. In this manner, word choice plays a primary role in determining the actual meaning of the poem. Clare Rossini, in her poem entitled "Final Love Note" and Louise Gluck, in her poem "Mock Orange," both use carefully chosen language to portray different aspects of the concept that we, in individual and often irrational ways, use to explain "love." These particular writers use words of love and hate to explain extremely passionate feelings toward their personal relationships-and nature, an elm tree, and a Mock Orange bush, to be exact.
Edna St. Vincent Millay thoroughly expresses both the influences of the Modernism Era as well as her life experiences in the sonnet collection, Fatal Interview, and the poems Justice Denied in Massachusettes and Huntsman, What Quarry? which presents a confident, yet insecure theme of the tragedies and bliss that love brings. Modernism is a style of literature that was increasing in popularity in the years of 1915 to 1946. Modernism poets defied the styles of straightforward and standard writings that were popular in the 19th century. Instead, they chose to tell fragmented stories and poems that reflected society in the era of World War I and challenge popular beliefs.
The Cultural Conflict of Hugh Selwyn Mauberley By imitating writing styles of ancient poets, Ezra Pound exhibited his attitude toward modern civilization, and his famous poem, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley, is the stereotype. In this poem, Pound revealed his disagreement with industrial society. The poem is an imitation of other old poetic styles, or epic style; however, it presents ironic meaning. To fully understand Pound's divergence from modern culture, the ways of presenting his position will be firstly explained. Next, the focus is on the contrast between the elitist and popular culture.
T.S. Eliot’s breakthrough poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is expertly crafted to have a complex structure with various hidden themes. The poem acts as an inner monologue for the titular character, appearing as lyric-narrative poetry. However, it does appear to lean towards a lyric poem, with the hazy plot consisting of Prufrock describing what his life has been like, in retrospect to speculating on what is to come next. The monologue throughout is melancholy in nature, with Prufrock dwelling on issues such as unrequited love, his frail body, his looming demise, and a dissatisfaction with the modernist world.
In the “Sunne Rising” Donne uses a number of dramatic contrasts; a contrast of old and new things, beautiful and stunning imagery reflected on his lover, and the movement of the poem to help shape his meaning. In the very first line of the poem, using direct address, Donne states “Busie old foole, unruly Sunne,” this first line begins one of the meanings presented in the poem; the struggle between old and new things. This struggle is heavily displayed in t... ... middle of paper ... ...elps us to see just how determined Donne is. Another way in which Donne accentuates his meaning is through the poetic devices, rhythm and rhyme. The poem has irregular lines of iambic tetrameter and pentameter.
Comparing How do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and A Brithday by Christina Rosetti Much of the poetry written prior to the 19th Century was devoted to the many types of love, both the sensations and feelings related to this subject, and also the poet attempting to capture in writing how the feeling of being in love has changed him or her. For these reasons, it is important top analyse examples of this poetry in terms of how the different poets have captured the sensations of being in different types of love. Also, how the poets have conveyed to the reader the different types of love one can experience. Finally, how the poets convey to the reader a sense of how being in love has changed them, for the better, or for worse. The two poems I have chosen to compare for this essay are 'How do I love thee?'