The final line "and gathering swallows twitter in the skies" gives the reader a definite sense of ending (the swallows are preparing to migrate for the winter season). At this point, the poem seems to comes to a rest, and this final line creates an effective sense of closure. Bibliography: "To Autumn". The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Ed.
He is an interesting and faithful friend, as this essay will demonstrate. Marchette Chute in “The Story Told in Hamlet” describes Horatio’s part in the opening scene of the play: The story opens in the cold and dark of a winter night in Denmark, while the guard is being changed on the battlements of the royal castle of Elsinore. For two nights in succession, just as the bell strikes the hour of one, a ghost has appeared on the battlements, a figure dressed in complete armor and with a face like that of the dead king of Denmark, Hamlet’s father. A young man named Horatio, who is a school friend of Hamlet, has been told of the apparition and cannot believe it, and one of the officers has brought him there in the night so that he can see it for himself. The hour comes, and the ghost walks.
After he kills the King and Banquo (separately) he is distraught with shame and guilt, while Lady Macbeth holds herself together and covers for his strange behavior. In Act V, we see Lady Macbeth falling apart, a downfall we later learn leads her to suicide. Macbeth, on the other hand, has forgotten his guilt, and is even willing to fight in the face of certain death when he learns of Macduff's unmotherly birth. While both characters may be viewed as foul, the theme still applies. One would expect, stereotypically, that Macbeth would be the one trying to convince his queasy wife that killing the King would be a blessing.
As it states in the myth, “Perseus had foolishly permitted himself to be manipulated into volunteering to die” (200). This states that Perseus is very naïve because he gets tricked by King Polydectes into doing a suicide mission. This also proves that Perseus is naïve because he falls perfectly into the plan of Polydectes as he asks Perseus to give him a horse as a gift for his marriage, but his poverty stops him from doing that. So to prove himself, he agrees to kill the dreadful Medusa. Likewise, Psyche shows herself as a naïve person in her myth, just like Perseus.
Representations of Love in Poetry Robert Browning was an English poet born in 1812 in Camberwell which is now part of London. Today he is considered one of the most prominent figures in poetry of the Victorian era. Remarkably Browning had very little further education after the age of fourteen, as his family was not able to pay for it, and was mainly self-taught. He was most famous for his love poetry as was the trend in the Victorian period, which he often wrote in the form of a dramatic monologue, a literary composition where the speaker reveals his or her true character. After producing several successful poems Browning married the love his life, fellow English poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning in 1846.
Heinrich Heine is an example of a German romantic poet. He is best renowned for his early lyrical poems and ballads, which are acclaimed for the variety and depth of moods and emotions they express. Born in Düsseldorf, Heine attended schools there until 1815. There is some evidence that then, while staying in Hamburg with his uncle Salomon Heine, a banker, Heine fell in love with his cousin Amalie but she did not return his love. This early experience may have been the source for the themes of yearning, disappointment, and romantic irony in Heine's poetry.
His themes are used wonderfully, and he has mastered the art of poetry through his different and intriguing dark gothic genre. Edgar Allan Poe was a poet mainly known for his dark gothic genre, and his favorite topic of a beautiful woman whose life has ended. He was depressed during his life and even tried to commit suicide, but was unsuccessful. His dark poems on love and death are very enjoyable to read. He knows how to perfectly combine both themes beautifully.
Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his short stories in a genre of Gothic fiction or Gothic horror. Poe is considered to be an interpreter of the genre as he managed to change and to renovate it by focusing on the psychology of his characters rather than on the traditional Gothic fiction elements. The theme of death is cross-cutting throughout the works of Edgar Allan Poe. His poem The City in the Sea is no exception to that rule. A well known critic T. Frederick Keefer claimed: “Edgar Allan Poe's The City in the Sea is one of the most effective products of his poetic genius and craftsmanship, but it is also the least understood of his major works.” (3, p. 436) The main theme of the poem is death.
Romantic poetry was an artistic movement of the late 18th and early 19th century. It dealt with nature, human imagination, childhood and the ability to recall emotional memories of both happiness and sadness. Before Wordsworth began writing his revolutionary new style of poetry, all preceding poetry had a very different style. The reason these poems were classed as revolutionary was because he believed that romantic poetry should describe "incidents of common life" and ordinary people and were written in deliberately plain words. It was what Wordsworth called "The real language of men".
E.B. Browning's autobiographical tale is told as an epic poetic drama reminiscent of Milton's Paradise Lost. Her poem utilizes iambic pentameter in blank verse which fashions it into a song-like lyric (Agatucci, 2001). The epic format, in combination with the melodious controlling meter, as well as the constant references to classical and "neo-classical" figures, (such as King Arthur), comes across as sounding very heroic, formal, and a bit "flowery" at times. Yet this style of poetry held relevance in both the way it sounded read aloud, as was custom in Victorian times, as well as the story it told.