Before researching Whitman, I knew of his name. His poetry, I would not be able to recognize. Upon learning, I now see that Whitman had a style of his own. His use of free-verse and themes of life and love are noticeable. Beneath the surface, his complex phrases, are mere simplistic common thoughts on the minds of many Americans.
T.S. Eliot had a very distinct style of poetry, which was so innovative that people would keep uncovering new ideas from poems that he had written decades before. He is the reason that further proves that the poet develops the poetry because he used techniques that other poets hadn’t used before which makes him different, and that is reflected in his poetry. This is something that only poets can do, and how their views, opinions, and styles develop their own poetry, not the other way around.
Ashbery created his own, unique form of syntax to create a small universe of his own in which he could transcribe the thoughts of his mind. Ha methods, while strange, opened many doors for him to win multiple awards. In his early years, Ashbery focused a lot of big universals such as love and hope, but as he aged, so did his writing. Now, he put emphasis on acceptance and death. In one of his later poems, "Mean Particles", Ashbery states that "The ballads are retreating back into the atmosphere" (Ashbery, "Mean Particles" lines 16-17).
He was one of the first poets to address his inner-most feelings and not be ashamed. Arnold was not only a poet, though. He wrote many critical essays that get just as much recognition and acclaim as his poems do. Arnold was a writer who deserved the acknowledgement that he received when he was alive and any that he will get in years to come. His poems “Self-Dependence” and “Youth’s Agitations” discuss his feelings and thoughts on his life and how he wanted to live it.
Furthermore, He was inspired by Dorothy and Coleridge and other poets as well. William Wordsworth had written mostly for his poetic beliefs and political situation. I notice that he was a key to the Romanticism. You can also see William Wordsworth wanted to create poetry that had reunited the readers with their true feelings and emotions. People generally see the poems with rhyming and flow at first, in this case “I Wandered as a Lonely Cloud” by William Wordsworth has a rhyme to it which is (ABABCC).
Either way, the poem generalizes Poe's mysterious life quite nicely. In final anyalysis, the work of Edgar Allan Poe has more meanings than those that meet the eye. Tragic events and gloomy details of his life are transcribed on paper, not clearly, but hidden in each of his publications. His stories can be viewed more as footprints rather than allegories: they are his footprints he left behind in the universe. His life story, all of his experiences, good and bad, influenced his writing in some way or another.
Robert Lee Frost The mark of a great poet is his ability to engage the reader so that they analyse their own lives. Robert Lee Frost (1874 – 1963) – an influential American poet often associated with rural New England – is brilliant at this and uses poetry as a platform for the expression of his own general ideology. Frost’s belief that human society was often chaotic and stressful and that the meaning of life is elusive, has been promoted in his poetry. Frost looked to nature, whose undying beauty and simplicity did not force him into a strict, moulded society, but represented freedom from life and its constant stresses of family and work as a metaphor to show the stark comparison. This ideology derives from Frost’s childhood – where strict rules and punishments were a normal occurrence.
The use of such strong language in his poems allow his readers to see and experience the messages which he is portraying. Although the topics of Updike’s poems vary immensely, the same detailed conceptions are evoked from every poem. One poem that stands out, among his sexual pieces, is Fellatio. Unlike intercourse, fellatio has been depicted throughout history as an unclean and unacceptable practice. In Updike’s poem, Fellatio, he initially gives this sexual act a completely different characterization.
Very few are familiar with Alfred Edward Housman better known as A. E. Housman or his works. As Housman matured and evolved, so did his poems. His success overshadowed many other poets during that time. The majority of his poems expressed his love for his heterosexual college roommate, Moses Jackson.That expression of love was a driving force behind most of his poems.That defining point in his life catapulted his writing style. Housman was best known for his creative love poems with weird endings, due to this hidden passion.
Eliot’s support of metaphysical poets, he pointed out that, “Our civilization comprehends great variety and comple... ... middle of paper ... ...ecurrent and startling as those of phrasing. Donne experiments with rhythmical effect a he does with conceits and words. The thought in his poetry is not the primary concern but the feeling. It is this very feeling , a delight in his conceits, and a new understanding of what the conceit is expressing and teaching, that he successfully imparts in his readers. The central theme of his poetry is his own intense personal dispositions, as a lover, a friend, a psychoanalyst of his own experiences, worldly and religious.