`` Piano `` By D. H. Lawrence And Traveling Through The Dark By William Stafford

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D. H. Lawrence, an English writer, and William Stafford, an American writer, lived and wrote at different times but their chosen subjects were often similar. “Piano” written by D. H. Lawrence and “Traveling through the Dark” by William Stafford show remarkable similarities and differences about their experiences and emotions. Although Lawrence and Stafford are both respected poets, their writing styles, and expectations for readers differ significantly. While Lawrence maintains a feeling of nostalgia and remembrances to keep the reader’s attention, Stafford’s pervasive structure includes a bit of darkness and suspense for his readers. These astute writers are similar in many ways, but they also have significant differences represented in their messages and delivery methods within the poems. Lawrence and Stafford were kinds of rebels in the literary field. Both poets were teachers at one point in their lives. One of Lawrence’s most famous novels, Lady Chatterley’s Lover defied censorship standards, and America banned it until the late 1950’s. “Piano” does not fit into the same mold, it is a sentimental and loving poem. Critics often refer to Stafford as a pacifist and a conscientious objector during the war. “Traveling through the Dark” follows the general style used in his poetry. He often delivers messages that are direct and bold. Each poet wrote using deceptively simple language and ideas. Upon looking at these two poems, the reader automatically sees…
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