Both were as well the founders of their own styles of writing. Between the two writers, one can find considerable differences in their style of writing. The most notable difference one can find is that in Dickinson's poems, the language used is simpler, and her texts were shorter, contrary to Whitman, who uses a much more complex literary language and his texts are considerably longer. The writer Walt Whitman uses a lyrical or epic style with extensive poems and frequent parallelisms. His writings are full of optimism towards freedom, sexuality, spirituality and life.
The Life and the Uncanny Literary Works of Edgar Allan Poe When giving thought and looking back on the many illustrious writers of the 1800’s it is uncommon to not mention Edgar Allan Poe. While many writers’ literary pieces are easy to classify and place in a specific genre, Edgar’s work was what one might call “weird”. Using this type of adjective suggests a personal opinion, but to understand his work you must in a sense understand him. As a young adult Poe developed his love for literature when at the University of Virginia he became an active member of The Jefferson Literary Society. Soon after, Poe began on a little volume of poetry and the more famous piece entitled “Tamerlane”.
I can't go on a train, bus or car journey without my iPod, because the music makes time pass faster. No matter what I do, I'm almost always listening to music at the same time. I want to be an author when I grow, and I also use music for inspiration when I write stories. If I do become an author, I think music will play a huge part in that process, because I often write stories based on lyrics. Music has been important to me, for as long as I can remember, because I can relate to a lot of the lyrics, and it reminds me that I'm not alone, so music has gotten me through some tough times.
An evaluation of the impact of Jean Cocteau’s poetry on his other work. This essay will look at how the early poetry and Jean Cocteau is related to his later art works such as his novels and films. To start with there will be a discussion on around Cocteau’s belief on the myth of the poetry and supernatural power of the poets. The poetical views of Cocteau’s will be examined by discussing the following opinions of some critics. The discussion will not include some different aspect to discuss his theatrical geniuses and visual masterminds because I thought it would be more helpful to concentrate on one area of his work.
The Raven was his most famous poem and is possibly one the best poems of all time, if not the best. His use of many poetic devices such as repetition, rhyme and alliteration in this poem helps the reader truly understand the theme, while still entertaining the reader. He also utilizes symbolism to its full extent through the symbols of the raven and Lenore. To conclude, The Raven is such a strong and well written poem that it is clear to see that it is the best poem in the world. To begin, Poe litters his poems with useful poetic devices that help the reader understand the theme and make it an interesting poem.
Amazing Grace Tanesha O’Neal Instructor Cunningham ENG 125 May 13, 2013 The poetry “Amazing Grace” by John Newton is one of the most influential and one of the most famous poems ever written. The effect it has had on people is astounding. The reason why “Amazing Grace” is influential is the same reasons why I choose to engage in it and read it. The literary elements that attributed to the poems quality and importance are its form, tone, and content. These elements are the main reason “Amazing Grace” is an important piece of poetry and is historical.
The gravity of this spoken word is demonstrated in the work of Walt Whitman, who is frequently lauded as the all-American advocate of “democratic” poetry or the use of common language to join individual readers and evoke a sympathetic exchange of experiences. The sound devices and rhetorical devices that Whitman employs in his poem, “Hours Continuing Long,” are used specifically to demonstrate, through using common language, the turmoil and suffering the speaker endures after experiencing unrequited love. Although there is no regular meter, identifiable rhyme pattern or specific line length, Whitman employs the use of free verse effectively. In a sense, the lack of organization concerning the metric pattern reflects the speaker’s innermost feelings of disarray and confusion, both of which are emotions often experienced shortly after heartbreak. Grammatically, each line separately is considered a sentence fragment, yet the effect of the incomplete sentences in this poem is beneficial rather than
Different cultures have all engaged and written great poetry using the idea of repetition, but each culture uses it to show a different meaning or purpose in the speech. Among the most interesting cultures that vary in their usage of repetition are the Native Americans, the Spanish, and the Japanese. In poems from these cultures we see the use of repetition reflect each of their unique histories, values, or perception of the world. In the Native American poems, anaphora is used in a specific way that is rooted in their history; before writing had developed, oral tradition was the primary method to pass on the tribe’s history, beliefs, and lessons. In these oral traditions the tribe leaders or story tellers would repeat lines of stories in order to make important concepts stand out; the repetition also gave the stories a song like quality that made the lesson easy to remember.
For instance a stanzas definition “In poetry a stanza is a grouped set of lines within a poem…”. In a prose stanzas are not used instead periods are put in at the end to start another line. Poetry is different in these ways but have similarities with prose. A similarity between the two is that they both have is they are both forms of literature and they both compliment each other. One way they compliment each other is that a poem can become a story and a story can become a screenplay.
Whitman's poem is really long it has a lot of symbolism, imagery, descriptions and whatever else you can name. It’s easy to become distracted by the many details of the poem, but with reasonable attention you can infer the underlying message he is trying to get across. This has to do of course, with his whole philosophy of the "self". Although his poem is told from his point of view and uses and some references to his own life, this "self' is not referring to only Whitman. It is a general reference to humanity as a whole.