September 9, 2012 The two poems When I Have Fears by John Keats and Mezzo Cammin by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow have many differences and similarities in there poetic techniques and situations. Keats and Longfellow’s poems have an abundance of diversity which makes each one unique. However, both reveal that the subject is about sadness and death. In Longfellow’s piece, he writes that there wasn’t much to blame that kept him from what he would’ve wanted to accomplish in his early life. It feels as if this middle-aged poet did have a sorrow for something important that he might have lost.
In his poem, “Alone”, Poe uses a lot of repetition which can show the points that he thinks are important for people to know. He uses the word “From” constantly from lines 11 – 15. He wants to show us that you can take him anywhere but he would still feel lonely. He says that “And all I lov’d – I loved alone” meaning that everything he loved he could not share with anyone else and had to keep it to himself because he is lonely. There is also some symbolism in this poem.
Trent Miera Professor Donnell English 1A (6339) 15 January 2013 Edgar Allan Poe With a life of despair foreshadowing, he fought his way through the hard ships and did more than deemed possible. This could be a very short and concise summary of the life of Edgar Allan Poe, too short a life at that. A phenomenal writer, well known and much admired. Poe didn’t live the life of luxury though, beginning with some difficult times towards his early life. Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts, but his legacy was cut short, passing at age 40.
Many critics feel as if Romantic writings should be kept for the upper class while the Gothic writings should be left to the lower class. What these critics fail to realize is that when analyzed closely the two forms of poetry are not that different. Yes, Gothic poetry does incorporate such elements as the supernatural and horror but it does also incorporate the elements of nature, religious imagery, and imagination which are found in Romantic poetry; showing a relationship much closer than one would think. In order to determine the difference between Romantic poetry and Gothic poetry one must understand the meaning of each form of poetry. Romantic poetry is said to incorporate nature and emotions into its poetry.
Comparison and Contrast of Two Dark Romanticists Although Contemporary American poetry is nowadays respected for having accumulated an archive of transcendental poems written by internationally acclaimed authors, it wasn't until the appearance of poets such as Poe and Melville, that the western world halted in their mockery of infant America's writing. Both Poe and Melville were Romanticists who incorporate many dark elements into their works and had thus come to be known as Dark Romanticists. Although the two authors share many common themes and elements that constitute Dark Romanticism such as death and irony, their rhetorical styles differ greatly in mood, diction, and setting. First of all, the underlying elements shown throughout both Poe's The Raven and Melville's Shiloh: A Requiem are undoubtedly death and irony. For instance, “Is there – is there balm in Gilead?
In both poems the writers are embracing death and are trying to say goodbye to their love ones. In Sonnet 71 we see it more accurately “Nay, if you read this line, remember not the hand that writ it; for I love you so that I in your sweet thoughts would be forgot if thinking on me then should make you woe”; as well we observe how the tone is because even though he is sad he is going to die he is more concern about his beloved, he doesn’t want her to suffer when he is gone. In Sonnet 73 we may think the writer is sad and is only trying to say goodbye, but in lines 13 and 14 _“ This is thou perceives, which makes thy love more strong. To love that well which _thou must leave ere long” there is a twist in which we may observe he is talking to his beloved and how their love is going to live forever. Shakespeare writes about the mortality of men in Sonnets 71 and 73.
Poe is known for his dark poems, and short stories, he has three main literary classics. Edgar Allen Poe changed the history of American Literature by writing about dark horrific subjects, he was considered as part of the Romantic Movement. Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 and he died in 1849 due to an unknown cause, before he died he wanted to make a journal called “The Stylus” (americanliteature.com). His work life was successful it included many short stories and poems that were complex to understand, but his childhood and home life was one of the roughest a child could have. Poe had financial problems beyond fixation.
Not many; that is why Sir Edgar Allen Poe wrote intriguing, short stories, to capture readers minds from people of all ages, for generations to come. One of his most popular stories among readers is titled “The Tell-Tale Heart”. This short story shows how spine-tingling and utterly impressive Poe’s short stories can turn out to be. Edgar Allen Poe, born 1809 to a family of actors
n the poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Eliot, the main character, J. Alfred Prufrock is seen as an anti-hero. His character and identity comes through strongly in the poem as a shy and introverted man who is socially inept, extremely self conscious, lacking in self confidence and wallowing in self-pity, yet desiring for people to notice him. The composer shows this through his use of allusions, powerful imagery to create vignettes of Prufrock's life and the form of the poem as a disorderly train of thought, implying rather than telling. Throughout the poem, T.S. Eliot uses many allusions in order to illustrate Prufrock's character and identity.
Symbolism in “The Cask of Amontillado” The symbolism throughout Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” constantly pair similar ideas that contradict each other. The characters are unaware of the symbolic details in conversations or events that occur throughout the story. The reader may find him/her self siding with Montresor since we have all been insulted at one time or another, but that doesn’t constitute revenge to the point of killing a person. Literature containing symbolism can be interpreted or viewed differently by the reader. Poe put much effort and thought into the details of his literature, he painted a descriptive picture for the reader matter how dark and dreary.