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.
Comedy is Thesis: The methods Aristotle employs to analyze and critique poetry clearly demonstrates his religious and philosophical views, which have been greatly influenced by Plato. -addresses different kinds of poetry, structure of good poems, and division of poem into component parts. -defines poetry as medium of imitation (represent or duplicate life through character, emotion, or action) -Tragedy -person is nobler but several meters, narrative -Comedy -person is lower type -Epic Poetry -noble person but one type of meter Themes -Catharsis- best tragedies use reversal & recognition to achieve cath. Protagonist redemption and induces pity and fear in audience. -Complication and Denouement-two good parts to drama= complication (rising action) + denouement (falling action, loose ends tied) Two-fold movement fallow’s
“Kubla Khan is a complex and carefully organized work that illustrates Coleridge’s poetic principals. Not only is Coleridge regarded as one of the great English Romantic poets, he was also a brilliant literary critic. His literary analysis attempted to define both the nature of poetry and the poet. A detailed reading of “Kubla Khan” indicates that the miraculous musical quality of the poem is produced by an amazingly intricate structure of metric and poetic devices. For Coleridge, such a complex tapestry of language is an integral part of his own view on poetics.
The syntax of the poem is structured into a series of dependent clauses forming incomplete thoughts such as “And absent yet enjoys the bloody day”, and is common throughout the work. More than likely, Wilmot portrays these incomplete clauses in order to indicate the central theme of the speakers’ ultimately unfulfilling life of pleasure. Comparisons are necessary in this poem in order to format a sense of good and bad coinciding together. To make these comparisons, Wilmot’s fills his poems with similes such as “As some brave admiral, in former war”, and “As from black clouds when lightning breaks away”. These comparisons add a sense of non-linearity and complexity to the poem.
White Room Jack Bruce and Pete Brown Explore how the poets have used a range of language techniques to convey a negative image. Without love and affection many will succumb to grief and regret. In the poem “White Room” by lyricists Jack Bruce and Pete Brown, a man shares his emotions towards a lost love and the sadness and depression caused by separation. The disorderly structure of the poem which is expressed in the jumbled imagery and stop-start stanza's, has been used to create a negative image of emotional difficulties and an unstable relationship experienced through heart break. As well as using metaphor, free verse, transferred empathy, refrain and litotes, the lyricists have used imagery to create a mental image of darkness and grief.
Analysis of “Poetry and Religion” by Les Murray. Poetry is an imaginative awareness expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response. It is also an ancient form that has gone through numerous and drastic reinvention over time. The nature of poetry as an authentic and individual mode of expression makes it nearly impossible to define. While religion is a collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and worldviews that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spiritual and, sometimes, to moral values.
The poetic techniques employed by Harwood effectively communicate distinctive aspects of her themes while allowing them to remain universal. Harwood captures ubiquitous tensions through her use of contrasting imagery and makes them familiar with vivid detail and a dramatic use of dialogue. It is Harwood’s unique ability to combine the philosophical and the emotive which allows for the continuity of her poetry. In “Triste, Triste”, Harwood explores the tensions between the creative spirit and the limitations of the earthly. The concept of the artists’ imagination as a separate entity, able to transcend the physical is a rather Romantic one.
Love cannot protect us from the elements, stave off hunger, or provide us with peaceful sleep. In the second quatrain, Millay begins with more things that love cannot accomplish, but then begins to reveal her value of love and contradicts her initial feelings. The turning point of the poem is in the seventh line. “Yet many a man is making
Daniel Johnston 4/16/09 ENC1102 Dr. Hawkins Oral Poetry Presentation: John Donne John Donne was a man made famous by his use of metaphysical conceit: a strange and intriguing comparison between two subjects when they, in fact, have very little in common at all (pg.1 Dickie). He is one of the most original and controversial poets in the history of English Literature. Most of his works consisted of ideas based on lovemaking and humanities credence to God. He used startling extended metaphors with eye catching imagery juxtaposing the common world and the spiritual world. Donne wrote many satires, epigrams, verse letters, and elegies during his youthful years of study.
d) Harshness and irregularity of their verse which is poetry only to the eye, not to ear. John Donne is the classic representative of metaphysical poetry. His instinct compelled him to bring the whole of experience into his verse and to choose the most direct and natural form of expression by his learned and fantastic mind. He is colloquial and rhetorical and erudite in all his poems. There is a plenty of passion in this kind of poetry.