Laforgue's influence is evident in many of Eliot's poems, sometimes to the point of plagiarism. Like Laforgue, Eliot uses dialogue between men and women that doesn't seem to communicate a thing. Other author's had an influence on Eliot as well, like Henry James and Joseph Conrad. All of these poet's had the common themes of estrangement from people and the world, isolationism, and the feeling that they were failing to articulate their thoughts (Bergonzi 7, 50, Cuddy 30, Mack 1743, Martin 41, Unger 8). Henry James influence on Eliot's poetry is evident in the Jamesian qualities he uses.
Thus, poetry of this time includes both classical themes and a new responsibility that came with the public role of poets. A sense of moral obligation is quite prominent in this early poetry, especially in Jonson’s poetry. Jonson published his own material and lived the life he embodied in his poetry. We see him guiding people in much of his works. In one, entitled “On My First Son,” Jonson asks why “will man lament the state he should envy?” (6).In this particular line, he is alluding to death as a release from the human world, and imploring us to consider how, in a sense, we would be lucky to die early.
I seemed to be able to connect to the narrator on a personal level in a way that makes me know exactly how he feels and why the emotions that he feels exist. Being one of the most important poets during the early Elizabethan era, George Gascoigne began writing plays, literary criticism, prose fiction, poems, etc., after failing as a lawyer and a soldier. In this particular poem of his, a speaker begins in mid conversation, and at first it is hard to tell whether the speaker is a male or a female. The opening of this poem also seems to be in the form of an argument or a disagreement, creating a mysterious background for reader’s right from the start of the poem. It is then obvious that the opening stanza is a female speaking about being accused of infidelity.
Likewise, he uses numerous repetitions to achieve rhythmicity of his verse. Ginsberg's poem is heavily influenced by Whitman's philosophy. The works "Song of myself" and "Howl" are similar in ideas, structure and underling themes. The two authors challenge old traditions and stand against conformity. They strongly identify with their generation and dwell on themes such as religion and sexuality.
Throughout the poem Donne uses a multitude of imagery to reveal the Donne’s attitude toward Love. Donne does not speak friendly of the emotion and uses successful literary devices to render his beliefs. LANGUAGE The Broken Heart is constructed of effective language devices that greatly increase the power of Donne's messages in the poem. Donne also uses various literary devices such as metaphors, similes, hyperbole and personification to disclose his bitter attitude toward the nature of love and show the significance and importance of the theme. John Donne uses very successfully chosen vocabulary in this sonnet to create a specific attitude in the reader, particularly through the use of the reference of his chosen words.
Shelley uses very descriptive imagery and clear vocabulary to capture an image of his beloved. He often writes about real life people, places, and things, but makes it seem like he talking about something much more surreal than a normal concept. The searing loss of his daughter and the estrangement of his relationship with Harriet also affected his pieces of literature.
Just as Thomas Hardy deals with loss in his poems William Butler Yeats likes to play with the idea of change and changelessness. A critic by the name of Richard Ellmann explains that Yeats' poetry deals with opposition of both “the world of change”, and a world of “changelessness”. The idea of change or changelessness is in fact included in each of Yeat’s poems; When You Are Old, The Lake Isle of Innisfree, The Wild Swans at Coole, The Second Coming and Sailing to Byzantium. To begin, When You Are Old by William Butler Yeats discusses the idea of change in life. In this poem Yeats is a bitter man angry about the way his woman would not marry him.
He is the poet who wrote with most pathos, who started out as a follower of Keats and Shelley but toughened and tightened his language under the pressure of traumatic frontline experiences and who came to see it as his poetic task to warn of the horrors of war (Buelens & Claes 2013: 115). In this essay, I will discuss how Owen’s use of a variety or pervasive poetical techniques reinforces the bleak atmosphere of his poems, and how his poetry evolve... ... middle of paper ... ...: More Recent Period.” English Literature II. Historical Survey: More Recent Period. 2013. 113-115.
Abstract The following research paper is a comprehensive, and detailed look into the life and poetry of T.S. Eliot. Research includes an accurate retelling of his life, and then delves into T.S.’s complex and controversial poetry through my personal analysis of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, and continues with two critics’ literary analyses. Then, a literary criticism written by Robert McNamara in his “Poetry Criticism, Vol. 31” is discussed, followed by a criticism included in Will and Ariel Durant’s “Interpretations of Life: A Survey of Contemporary Literature”.
Literary movements are defined by the contributed philosophies of the poets, screenwriters, and authors of a certain time period. As an editor, journalist, philosopher, and author, Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) contended the Romantic movement style in many ways, which some people considered harsh and bland. The themes of his works usually involved the brutality of war, perception of time, and reality of certain situations. Bierce used incredibly precise detail and everyday diction to depict unidealized life events to their most validity. Bierce’s life experiences aided in the creation of his Realistic philosophy and style of writing, which is ideally exemplified in his short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” The meticulous view of life that Bierce had in both his philosophy and his writings classifies him as a Realist writer.