Lieberman’s point is that fairy tales make beauty the basis for which reward is given, not intelligence, work ethic, or anything else a radical feminist would see as an asset. Lieberman also stresses that in popular fairy tales, beauty is associated with being kind and well-tempered whereas ugliness is associated with being ill-tempered and often jealous. This can be easily shown in one of the most popular fairy tales of all—Cinderella. In this, Lieberman argues, Cinderella is oppressed by her cruel, ugly stepsisters and stepmother who force the kind, beautiful girl to do all the chores in the house. Cinderella ends up getting the prize (marriage to the prince) based on looks alone.
Firstly, Donne's poetry is highly distinctive and individual, adopting a multitude of images. The poem offers elaborate parallels between apparently dissimilar things, “Then as th’ earth’s inward narrow crooked lanes, Do purge sea water’s fretful salt away,” (Donne, Lines 6-7) Donne's poem expresses a wide variety of emotions and attitudes, as if Donne himself were trying to define his experience of love through his poetry. Although, “The Triple Fool” gives a limited view of Donne’s attitude towards love, Donne treats the poem as a part of experience, giving insight into the complex range of experiences concerning love and grief, “I thought, if I could draw my pains through rhyme's vexation, I should them allay.” (Donne, Lines 8-9) Overall, the imagery in “The Triple Fool,” contributes to Donne’s sorrowful diction of love and grief. Moreover, Donne explains that poetry is for love and grief, and not for pleasing things, but songs make love and grief even worse. The first verse of the poem states that he is two times a fool, a fool for loving, and a fool for admitting it, “I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.” (Donne, Lines 1-3) Donne follows to say that he would still not be wise, even if “she” (Donne, Line 5) returned his love.
This proves that Poe, when so inclined, could indeed write about something other than opium induced nightmares and paranoid grieving men who are frightened to death by sarcastic,talkative, ravens. Besides Israfel, Poe's other poetry, To Helen, as well as Annabel Lee and others, are virtually unrecognizable to the everyday reader as being works by Edgar Allan Poe. His name is usually associated with his tales of horror and the macabre. His one poem, The Raven, a work which deals with a mans steady decline into madness, is probably his most recognizable piece of poetry. A situation, which I feel is unfortunate, considering that the aforementioned are in most cases the equal to The Raven.
This proves that Romeo, although it seems like love, only “loved” Juliet for her looks. Remember that at this point Romeo doesn’t even know who Juliet is at all, they have never met. You can see this in modern times when people claim to love someone but really just have those emotions because of their beauty. Secondly, Romeo and Juliet were in a weak state of mind when they met. Romeo was still heartbroken by Rosaline and Juliet thought she would marry no one she liked in the least bit at all.
Another significant influence that Whitman has for Ginsberg is the fact that Whitman had been an outcast from the literary circle of his era, with his long -winded style, free verse, sexual exposure and his appearance as a plainly dressed workman rather than a high society poet. So as Ginsberg was not accepted among poets of his generation. His literary works were prohibited from public circulation. Also noticeable similarity between the poets was their subject matter. “Its subject is a state of illumination induced by two (or three) separate moments of ecstasy”, said Malcolm Cowley in introduction to “Leaves of grass”.
I found a piece of literary criticism written by Levi Asher. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is Asher’s favorite poem. According to Asher’s opinion of the poem, it appears to be “an ugly little poem” (Asher), a “clumsy, intentionally malformed, and certainly unmusical” farce when first read, though the true elegance gradually comes through over several readings. Asher finds the poem to be “an incredibly innovative and important poem” (Asher) for several reasons: the intense interior monologue, the comparison to being pinned to a wall like a bug “before Franz Kafka began to dream up ‘Metamorphosis’” (Asher), and the fragmented style, written about 50 years before it was made famous by William S. Burroughs. However, despite all of the important contributions, Asher likes it best because, “it captures the insanity, intensity and sheer length, width and breadth of human feelings more than any other poem I have ever read” (Asher).
Unknown Darkness To write about things nobody likes to talk about or even mention in real life makes Nathaniel Hawthorne a great poet and a famous one at that. Hawthorne wrote so much about the American Colonies and how they lived their lives, he captured the smallest details of that time. Imagine being a writer in those times trying to find things to write about, in some of his poems you can see what a morbid mind he had, and it’s possibly due to his environment. Some of his Ancestors were direct descendants of Puritan judges. Which might have influenced his all famous “Scarlet Letter” and “The Minister’s Black Veil”, both these poems evoke each readers own personal judgments on human nature.
fdsfjsouifusdhfiguyhfgsuyfgsudyfgdsfgsdB Pg 17- “What, my dear lady disdain! Are you yet living?” This quote tells us that Benedick and Beatrice hate each other and there is an ongoing battle with each other using words. Pg 17- “I would I could find in my heart, that I had not a hard heart, for truly I love none”. Benedick says that all women love him, except Beatrice, but he loves none. This shows that Benedick is not fond of marrying or anything of the sort.
“Romeo and Juliet” is considered by many one of the greatest love stories to have ever been written. However, the tale is not one of love but a story of a young girl whose whims led her to be manipulated by a boy who was seeking out sex. The scene where Romeo and Juliet first meet demonstrates how fickle their infatuation is. The story begins with Romeo wailing over his lost love Rosaline, saying “And, in strong proof of chastity well-armed, from love’s weak childish bow, she lives uncharmed.” He continues his outburst by saying how useless Rosaline is if she is not willing to sleep with him. Benvoilo feels sympathy for the young brokenhearted man and encourages him to go to the Capulet’s party so he will forget the girl.
Success is counted sweetest" This poem’s message, carried forth in a few different metaphors, is that those who succeed never truly appreciate it—it is only those who fail, or who lack something, that can truly appreciate how wonderful it would be if they did succeed. The dilemma presented by this poem is that it is not just those who strive for longer before succeeding that can appreciate it more, it is only those who “ne’er succeed” who can count it “sweetest” to succeed. This means, then, that no one ever truly appreciates success to its full desert, because those who could, once offered the chance, lose the ability to. The next metaphor changes the scope of the poem slightly; it is no longer just about success, but about want and desire, too. Here, for someone “To comprehend a nectar,” that is, to truly understand all the wonderful aspects of nectar, and to be satisfied by it, not just to scarf it down, “Requires sorest need.” That is, only the starving can truly appreciate food.