In Ode to a Nightingale the poem symbolizes old age and how it is tragic. In the third stanza it says, “Where palsy shakes a few, sad, last grey hairs, / Where youth grows pale, and spectre-thin, and dies” (Keats 613). What I am getting from these two lines is in the first line is that we all get old and it is inevitable and there is no escaping it. The next line shows that we start off with our youth, but later on we get older and sad because we will miss that youth and than their life grows then and dies. In the first stanza just by reading the first
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.
Eliot greatly attracted the modernist movement, which was poetry written in the reaction of Victorian poetry. His first poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, was known as one of the most famous pieces of the Modernist movement. In his poetry, Eliot combines themes such as aridity, sexuality, and living death. He uses techniques such as narration, historical, literary, and mythic allusions. Using themes and techniques from his earlier work, Eliot publishes The Wasteland.
William Williams' "Spring and All" The Modernist era of poetry, like all reactionary movements, was directed, influenced, and determined by the events preceding it. The gradual shift away from the romanticized writing of the Victorian Era served as a litmus test for the values, and the shape of poetry to come. Adopting this same idea, William Carlos Williams concentrated his poetry in redirecting the course of Modernist writing, continuing a break from the past in more ways than he saw being done, particularly by T.S. Eliot, an American born poet living abroad. Eliot’s monumental poem, The Waste Land, was a historically rooted, worldly conscious work that was brought on by the effects of World War One.
Starting an essay on the works of W.B. Yates is not one of an easy task. The poems of “When You Are Old”, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”, “The Wild Swans of Coole”, “The Second Coming”, and last “Sailing to Byzantium” are all one of change. I truly have had enough of the poems about change, but we are working on the poets of the Industrial Revolution. Most of Yeats poems are describing both the physical side of change as well as the metaphysical side.
He was very influential in the Modernism era. William Butler Yeats was one of the most famous poets from the nineteenth century. Even though William Butler Yeats wrote both Victorian and Modernistic literature, he still had a large impact on the modernistic style. “After 1910, Yeats's dramatic art took a sharp turn toward a highly poetical, static, and esoteric style” (nobelprize.org). Even though Yeats was considered a patriot, “he deplored the hatred and bigotry of the Nationalist movement” This concern was new in the Modernism era.
Modernists, in other words, looked for the areas of society and of human nature itself that weren’t always pushed out in front and showcased them all for the world to see. This almost cynical view of the world came from a variety of factors, the most prominent to many modernists being World War I. World War I... ... middle of paper ... ...ler’s own personal ideals ad beliefs on modernism despite it being his first staged play. In conclusion, the famed twentieth century playwright Arthur Miller is a complete modernist. Throughout his many works, he uses modernist ideas of the worst of human nature to create very strong characters that establish and work in the roles he makes for them well.
The author addresses himself in this poem. Much similar to you looking at yourself in the mirror and speaking to yourself; asking questions and answering them. A sense of this is achieved in the first stanza when he refers to “you and I” meaning the self seen by others and the self he perceives. Yet this rhetorical self is juxtaposed next to an ... ... middle of paper ... ...ser to death to argue that he is indeed growing older that because he has fear of death he realizes his youth is now gone. His fear is pathos and an appeal to himself that he is getting older.
His influence was manifested everywhere, among the major poets and novelists (Balzac and Stendhal in France, Pushkin and Dostoyevsky in Russia, and Melville in America), painters (especially Delacroix), and composers including Beethoven and Berlioz)”. Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage is one of Byron’s major works and even though as he claims the opposite in the prologue of his work it has traces of his own life, therefore autobiographical aspects. Hence, it provides a deep insight into the spirit of the age. He mingles his own personality and opinions into his protagonist. The poem focuses on a nobleman disillusioned with sensory pleasures, like Byron himself, who searches for fame and virtue, just like Byron’s journey to Greece.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was a twentieth century poet who used past events to write poems about the future. Yeats had a very interesting philosophy. He combined his interests in history, art, personality, and society and wrote poems about how these subjects created conflicts in the world. Yeats used his poems and other writings to display his passion for mysticism. Yeats liked to use gyres to show how two different forces struggle against each other.