The Representation of Art in William Carlos Williams' Poem The Rose "The rose is obsolete. " (line 1) The rose is no longer of use, out-dated, and out-moded. Modernists felt the same way about the traditional and accepted art of the early nineteen hundreds. Roses are given to people so often.
Who is William Carlos Williams? If someone had asked me a month ago I would have had a puzzled look on my face, but now I can say with confidence that Williams Carlos Williams is a revolutionary figure in American poetry. William Carlos Williams was born on September 17, 1883 in Rutherford, N.J. Williams was the first of two sons, his father was of English background, and his mother was Puerto Rican along with French, Dutch, Spanish, and Jewish ancestry. Williams is later quoted saying a few words of his ancestry "Of mixed ancestry I felt from earliest childhood that America was the only home I could ever possibly call my own. I felt that it was expressed founded for me, personally, and that it must be my first business in life to possess it.” His love of America became a general theme in his poetry. Williams spent most of his younger years growing up in Rutherford, where his family surrounded him with an abundant background in art and literature.
...a working class man, but nothing to show for his labor. “There’s no one left to see his hands lifting from the engine bay, dark and gnarled as roots dipping river mud [and] how my father drags his body into a beat-up van and gropes for the ignition” (66-67). As a reader, although I see the struggle, I find no comfort at the end, because there is no reward. My favorite in this section is “Former Future King.” This poem perfectly captures the elusiveness of the American dream which is like sitting “on a bench in front of the crown you ought to have worn, which reside on a pillow, in a locked glass box, in the furthest wing” (71). It shows the disappointment that comes with an unfulfilled dream.
The poem America by Claude McKay is on its surface a poem combining what America should be and what this country stands for, with what it actually is, and the attitude it projects amongst the people. Mckay uses the form of poetry to express how he, as a Jamaican immigrant, feels about America. He characterizes the bittersweet relationship between striving for the American dream, and being denied that dream due to racism. While the America we are meant to see is a beautiful land of opportunity, McKay see’s as an ugly, flawed, system that crushes the hopes and dreams of the African-American people.
Portrayal of Women in The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending, Suddenly Last Summer, and Period of Adjustment
In both literary works, the authors show a comparison between these two visions of the American Dream, and in the end, the authors message is the same; the American dream cannot be a materialistic goal. Or, should not. For many Americans, the American Dream is a 2-door garage in a suburb, but as illustrated in the literary works, this sort of an American Dream leads to unhappiness, depression, and in the case of Willy Loman, suicide.
In conclusion, William Carlos Williams’ purpose was not to teach a moral through his poetry, but to show that simple things can be beautiful. Williams was a revolutionary poet who could cause people to see simple things in life as extraordinary. Williams had a different view of the world which gave him the ability to see the beauty a simple everyday object can hold and incorporate it into his poetry.
Williams’ two pieces have much similarity in topic and style. In both pieces, she uses an emotional tone to capture the audiences’ attention. And once she has your attention she gives the facts. This is very effective method. Also in both pieces, she uses sarcasm. Sarcasm can be good and bad. But Williams uses sarcasm well in proving her points. On contrary, she uses so well that if you don’t pay attention you will miss it. This can be ineffective if the reader does not possess a high intellectual capacity. Furthermore, the issues that William has brought to the table in these two pieces are very important and overlooked. We should not let the government just walk over us and the land we need to live. We have to question and fight for the land that is irreplaceable. We need to question government actions even if their reasoning sounds convincing.
Tennessee Williams is widely known as one of the greatest playwrights in American history. Tennessee Williams's personal life and experiences have been the direct subject matter for his dramas. He uses his experiences and universalize them through the means of the stage. His life is utilized over and over again in the creation of his dramas.
There has been much debate over the years about the originality of film music. On the one side there are the purists, who cry foul at the piecing together of classical segments simply because the film composer doesn’t have the time or the originality. On the other side there are the film score gurus, who insist that the composers were merely inspired by the earlier music and used the idea to write their own compositions. One composer in particular that has come under condemnation from the purists is John Williams. He has been accused of “borrowing” from composers as well-known as Dvorak(New