His unrelenting nature is seen in the line, “I carried from my mother’s womb, a fanatic heart.” That Yeats explores the different sides of himself is a matter which is well underscored in this book which is a myriad of collections. The poems indeed, as already mentioned, are diverse in topic and nature. Some of the poems appear spiritualistic, occultist while others appear to be snobbish. Therefore, the book is not just an interesting read in this work on the account that it contains a collection of Yeats’ poetic works, but also because it depicts him as a man of many h... ... middle of paper ... ...s’ Poetry, Drama and Prose. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, March 3, 2000.
When reading “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, there is no doubt at all that Elliot has indeed, created the most distinguishable anti-hero. Prufrock is shy, timid, haunted by thoughts degraded by failure, indecisive, pessimistic, self-conscious, and overall pathetic. He has a horrible, distorted view on society and feeling sympathy for the man is almost inescapable. Prufrock will never be the hero. His self-doubting and cynical nature, bundled with suppression and a melancholy attitude towards life is leading only to a future full of isolation and loneliness.
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.
(Abrams 2005: 135) Both these definitions are accurate in describing the type of irony that is present in the poem. This will be discussed in the subsequent paragraphs. Upon completion of reading the poem The Poetry Lesson, it can be said the title of the poem can be construed to be ironic. As this is a poem about a poetry lesson, I assume the poet will talk about a poetry lesson where he is analysing a... ... middle of paper ... ...essage across. He does this by drawing on his own life experiences.
According to Longman, poetry is a piece of writing, arranged in pattern of lines and of sounds, expressing some thought, feeling, or human experience in language full of imagination (Santi: 2010). By the similar definition, Wordsworth defines poetry as expression of imaginative feeling, or invention feeling (Fadila: 2011). Shelley stated that poetry is the record of every second of impression events such as moment of happiness, romance, disaffection, even sadness that is caused by the death of beloved people. From those statements it can be known that poetry is literary work that convey the authors’ thoughts and feelings, and it directs the readers into their imagination world for imagining the phenomena happen in that poetry. Thus, poetry can tell stories, draw pictures, and describe something.
Alfred Prufrock. The relevance of this poem stems from Eliot’s transformation of his own personal experience of alienation and isolation into a subjective and relatable narrative in which we can locate truths about ourselves. The poem is an acute fusion of modernity and self-consciousness that is debilitating and paralyzing. Prufrock metaphorically looks through his window but never engages meaningfully with the outside world. He is an ageing man who laments the vacuity of his life and lack of intellectual, sexual and spiritual fulfillment.
T.S Eliot’s Preludes and The Love Song of J.Alfred. Prufrock, are examples of modernist poetry which illustrate the concerns of modernist poets. Explain how the poetry you have studied reflects some of the major concerns of its context? In your answer refer closely to two poems by T.S. Eliot.
In the Odes of John Keats we are witness to an extensive use of literary techniques. Keats uses a variety of approaches in order to evoke the world of senses throughout his poetry. His Odes ‘on Indolence’ and ‘to Psyche’, ’a Nightingale’, ‘To Autumn’ and ‘Ode on Melancholy’ all demonstrate Keats amazing ability to arouse the senses of his readers with his diverse and vast use of literary and poetic techniques. In Keats “Ode to a Nightingale” we see the sense embodied through a variety of different literary techniques and in particular his use of synaesthesia imagery. The dejected downhearted nature of the poem promotes emotion in the reader even before noting poetic devices at work.
Conclusion Describing a situation and relating that situation to something else occurs frequently in poetry. Figurative language differentiates word meaning in symbolic ways that helps to broaden perceptions and consciousness. Imagery, metaphors, rhyme, and structure definition helps to reveal the diverse elements of figurative language in poetry. Figurative language and ways figurative language communicates to the reader confirms the significant characteristics in poetry through word forms and structure. Works Cited McCann, P. (2004).
Renaissance poets were especially fond of articulating their love through writing, primarily poetry. After reading through all of the poems from the section “Renaissance Love and Desire,” George Gascoigne’s “And if I did, what then?” stuck out to me the most for several reasons. As I read this poem multiple times, I first seemed to notice that it consisted of a rhyme scheme of ABABCDCDEFEFGHGHIJIJKHKH. Although this was one of the first aspects I seemed to recognize in the poem, it is not the main reasoning that this poem stood out to me, but it was the distinctiveness in the poem’s message and meaning that made this poem extremely noticeable for me. Gascoigne makes readers realize that not all love has a happy ending and that not all love is pure and faithful, which also brings out this poems distinctiveness.