Poetry In John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath

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For poetry is the mathematics of writing and closely kin to music. Moreover, it is the best therapy because sometimes the troubles come tumbling out. Well, he did...Just poetry - anything and not designed for a reader. I only offer this if your dryness goes on too long and makes you too miserable. You may come out of it any day. I have. The words are fighting each other to get out" (Steinbeck, John. phantascene.com/2014/0 2/john-steinbeck-what-he-taughtwriters.Web.7Oct.2013). The lyrical style of The Grapes of Wrath keeps the readers spell-bound from beginning to the end and lets the readers feel the vicinity of the have-nots. Steinbeck "has a suitably elastic form and elevated style to express the far-reaching tragedy of the migrant…show more content…
His humour is based on ideas often incompatible, new awareness, comparisons and mutually understood and agreed discrepancies. He successfully embeds humour in his creative style. Jokes, funny incidents, surprise, misdirection and absurd juxtapositions are commonly used in the dialogues of his characters. He uses the opposite expressions. Irony resides in intellectual part of his novels. Verbal and situational irony is an outcome that turns out to be very different from what is expected. It creates anti-climax in The Pearl. He uses dramatic irony when in Of Mice and Men poor Lenine does not know the consequences of his action. The satire is created by human stupidity and vices of Danny and friends in Tortilla Flat. His vision of a modern egalitarian society for the have-nots has a satirical tone. His humour and humanity are well connected. Just before his death when he got his hand impaired, he wrote with precision of words that no one can surpass. "I must make my hand, clever again" (Huntington, Don. www.donhun tington.com/quote/.Web.18Nov.2013). His humour perhaps arises from the most paradoxically yet poetic things he wrote 12 years prior but used in a 1963 speech, immediately after receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature "For his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception" (Steinbeck, John. www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizeslite rature/laureates/ 1962 /.Web.1 Oct.2013).As far as Steinbeck’s
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