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Heaney and two poets

Right from the beginning of “Ulysses”, Tennyson introduces the well-known mythical character of Ulysses to the reader to give them an introduction to the character. In “The Village Schoolmaster” by Goldsmith, “Catrin” by Clarke and “Follower” by Heaney the theme of individuals is used, but it is expressed using differentRead More

Donne and John Donnes poetry

Religious or not, everyone at some point in time has wondered to themselves, what happens after we die? What can we do in our current life, to be safe from any dangers after we die? John Donne’s poetry has covered and pored over the themes of humanity, salvation and redemption,Read More

Postmodern women poets and their influences

The spread of new ideas after World War II helped shape postmodern poetry that can be differentiated from modernist poetry by its focus on minimalist and conceptualist approaches. In all art, the “postmodern” began with the rise in mass communications and related developments in advertising related to consumerism. Literature wasRead More

American poetry

“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked” The opening line of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl (1955) is perhaps the most famous opening line in 20th century American poetry. Ginsberg’s evocation of a world dominated by fear and madness as well as longing and aRead More

The Poetry of Sylvia Plath

Death is a common theme in literature and each writer has his/her own specific approach to the subject; approaches range from the very mundane to the more complex, as in the works of Christina Georgina Rossetti and Edgar Allan Poe. To note, however, is the unorthodox approach of the poetessRead More

The Poetry of Sylvia Plath

Plath’s real-life marriage to the poet Ted Hughes involved, as even a cursory glance of the biographic record indicates, a replication of the “Tyrant” theme associated with her father in her journals and in the poem “Daddy. ” The sordid details of Plath’s marriage to Hughes involved sexual domination andRead More