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

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D. H. Lawrence, and English writer, and William Stafford, an American writer lived and wrote at different times but their subject matter is often similar. “Piano” written by D. H. Lawrence and “Traveling through the Dark” by William Stafford demonstrate remarkable similarity, each written about experiences that describe emotions, however in very different ways. 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 structure includes a bit of darkness and suspense for his readers. These astute writers are similar in many ways, but they have one significant difference. The authors’ messages and delivery set them apart. Lawrence and Stafford were kind of rebels in the literary field. One of Lawrence’s most famous novels, Lady Chatterly’s Lover defied censorship and was banned from America 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. Both poets were teachers at one point in their lives. Each one wrote using deceptively simple language and ideas. Upon looking at these two poems, the reader automatically sees…
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