In Tennyson we see the dramatic monologues used quite differently and the same characteristics found in his lyrical poetry are present in his dramatic monologues. “St. Simeon Stylites” is Tennyson’s most Browningesque poem in the sense of irony. We can easily perceive that Simeon is eluding himself as being the martyr who suffers to achieve sainthood but his suffering is self-inflicted and he is trying to convince us with false humility while his spiritual pride is clearly evident in his words. Nevertheless, St. Simon Stylites is character who is very similar to Tennyson’s other characters.
In this line, Shelley is showing the carefree nature of the king, which is a key trait of the Romantic period of writing. Writers of this period believed that the human mind and human natures mirrored each others creative properties and Shelley show’s exactly that in his writing. In addition to this, romanticism writers think greatly of nature. They thought that nature was transformative and fascinating. In Shelley’s short poem, he describes the scenery as if it were alive and full of life which also adds to the romantic side of the writing.
For Coleridge, such a complex tapestry of language is an integral part of his own view on poetics. In chapter XIV of his book entitled Biographia Literaria, he explains his philosophical and poetic principles, providing a multifaceted definition of poetry. Coleridge insists that any work having rhyme and rhythm may be described as a poem at the lowest level, simply because there is a pleasure derived from hearing recurring sounds and rhythms. However, he continues, for a poem to be “legitimate,” the parts must “mutually support and explain each other; all in their proportion harmonizing with and supporting the purpose and known influences of metrical arrangement.” True poetry must be a harmonious entity that “brings the whole soul of man into activity.” The meaning or truth of the poem is revealed through this harmony. For Coleridge, all of this should blend together in organic unity.
Abstract: As a most controversial talented literary artist of 20th century England, D.H. Lawrence has created many literary classics pregnant with rich and profound meanings. This paper mainly deals with exploring his works from the aspect of his exquisite art of symbolism to have a better understanding and appreciation of them. Keywords: D.H. Lawrence; modernism; symbolism; subconscious ness David. Herbert. Lawrence (1885-1930) is known as one of the greatest literary figure in the literary history of England.
Poe’s famous poem, “The Raven,” is about a man’s descent into madness. Whereas, Hawthorne had a family and seemed to enjoy his life, he believed that man had the ability to overcome the very worst of itself. Hawthorne’s, “The Scarlet Letter,” is about one woman over-coming and sticking it to the system. Edgar Allen Poe is seen more as an idealist due to his psychological issues relating to his writings. The realist of the two would be Nathaniel Hawthorne, his intentions for writing was to eliminate degradation and to retain morality.
Keats was a typical second Generation poet, and due to this he had many characteristics similar with Byron and Shelley. Keats also shares some literary characteristics with the first generation poets, such as Wordsworth and Coleridge, but Keats can be described as more “intense”. Two of Keats’ Odes that display distinct second generation characteristics include Ode to a Nightingale and To Autumn. Keats structures his Odes in a typical Romantic fashion; he begins in the real world, admiring a real object such as a Nightingale, before he slips into the world of the ideal, where he raises questions about mortality, philosophy and his place in nature. However, he then returns to the real world, dissatisfied with his imaginative journey and returns with more questions than answers.
He approaches the idea of poem after discussing the idea of poet. In this sense, a poet is a man who speaks to men; he has great knowledge of human nature, and a mass comprehensive soul. He is the one who can be affected more by imagining things. William Wordsworth then goes on to describe the poem as the result of those power and activities. It is a ‘spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings; it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.” It means poetry is an expression, or overflow or utterance of feelings or as the product of poet's imagination, operating on his or her perceptions, thoughts and feelings.
Rudyard Kipling Jack Ellington “Rudyard Kipling was the most beloved writer of his time, and his most famous work was the poem ‘If” (Fernando 60). Kipling was a powerful, creative poet whose ideas ran off of pure intuition and the belief that imagination should be held at a higher regard than knowledge of reason. Kipling used imagery in ‘If’ to provide readers with pictures of familiar scenes that are relatable, such as the obstacles in the climb to manhood, the difficulty of finding balance in life, or the sadness involved watching a lifelong dream slowly slip away from one. The way Kipling uses imagery puts the reader in the poem and affects the tone he puts forth. Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30th, 1865 in Bombay, British India.
His goal is to create poetry that does not require an in-depth analysis to be understood by his readers. Wordsworth’s guiding principle to writing poetry is that the words should hold straightforward meanings that are related to elements in nature and maintain central, comprehensible thoughts. Wordsworth criticizes his poetic predecessors and their unnecessarily verbose writing styles when he says that “They who have been accustomed to the gaudiness and
He states in Poetics: “The object the imitator represents are actions, with agents who are necessarily either good men or bad, the diversities of human character being nearly always derivative from this primary distinction”. 2. Plato has made an analogy between poetry and painting; Aristotle has linked it to music. Plato has claimed that the poets are away from the Truth and Reality as they merely imitate what they see. This can be a mere surface appearance or the illusion, and that is why they are thrice away from reality.