For example, “Montag slid down the pole like a man in a dream.” (Bradbury 32). This simile is saying how Montag is feeling like he is in a dream living two lives as a confused person. Another example is “And his eyes were beginning to feel hunger, as if they must look at something, anything and everything.” (Bradbury 38). This example of personification is explaining how Montag is wanting to look at or do something that he knows he shouldn’t. This feeling causes him to be anxious almost as if it’s a need for him to whatever it is that he’s craving. The figurative language in this story adds great detail and imagery for the
Have you ever gone canoeing down the Mississippi River? In the story “Mississippi Solo”, by Eddy Haris, the author uses figurative language to give a vivid picture of his extraordinary experience of canoeing down the Mississippi River. The author uses personification in the story to help show a picture in
Stream of Consciousness in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a uniquely styled piece of literature. In this poem Eliot employs a literary method of writing called "stream of consciousness." This is a difficult method to grasp outside of the
In this poem “ The Wind Begun to Rock the Grass “ by Emily Dickinson, the tone is serious and dark. The setting is in a little farm town maybe a long time ago because there are wagons being used in the poem. The literary device that I chose is
Prufrock by Eliot In his poem Eliot paints the picture of an insecure man looking for his niche in society. Prufrock has fallen in with the times, and places a lot of weight on social status and class to determine his identity. He is ashamed of his personal appearance
T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock” may be accurately described as an amalgam of synergistic emotions—among them self-doubt, longing, fear, regret, and indecisiveness—which, through the alchemy of poetry, work in tandem to create and communicate an overwhelming sense of anxiety. These emotions serve as cataracts upon the lens through which the poem’s narrator views both himself and the city streets he travels. Overwhelmed by an “overwhelming question” (10) the narrator—perhaps more terrified by the sheer gravity of the “overwhelming question” (10) than the numerous other fears and self-doubts the narrator presents to the reader—never unequivocally specifies, the poem’s persona makes a journey through both city and mind to
T.S Eliot is considered one of the most important modernist poets during his time. In fact, modernism was viewed as "a rejection of traditional 19th-century norms, where artists, architects, poets, and thinkers alike either altered or abandoned earlier conventions in an attempt to re-envision a society in flux" (Britannica). Modernism mainly represented by an orientation towards fragmentation, free verse, contradictory allusions and multiple points of view different from the Victorian and Romantic writing (Britannica). T.S. Eliot’s impact on poetry is unrivaled in the 20th century. Although his work was criticized for nonconformity, Eliot gained a new perspective, causing him to become an influential poet and critic as he pioneered the modern poetry movement.
Frederick Douglass and T.S. Eliot’s Influences On Literature The nineteenth and twentieth century were pivotal times in the world of literature. Many new elements of writing and style were evolving and authors all over the world were finding ways to present what they felt most passionate about. Some writers opened their readers up to newer ideas by the means of, as Ezra Pound once stated, “making it new.” Two writers in particular who did a fantastic job of this were Frederick Douglass and T.S. Eliot. Frederick Douglass’s most popular work is his autobiography, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. In this story, Douglass makes romanticism new. On the contrast, T.S. Elliot is widely known for his poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” in which he makes new of imagery. While Frederick Douglass and T.S. Eliot come from completely different backgrounds and write with different styles, they share a few commonalities as well as both being influences on literary society.
It could perhaps be considered that Eliot’s prime objective during the early years of his poetry was to paint a picture of the uncertainty and social decay that resulted from the aftermath of WW1 and perhaps even the from the end of the Edwardian era. Consequently, readers must look upon his unpoetic diction and lexicon and remember that he is attempting to create a new type of poetry which reflects the complexity of modern living. Often the sincerity and detailed imagery in Eliot’s work results from a lot of his speakers being vessels through which he
As one of America's first modernist poets, T. S. Eliot's unique style and subject matter would have a dramatic influence on writers for the century to come. Born in 1888 in St. Louis Mo. at the tail end of the "Cowboy era" he grew up in the more civilized industrial era of the early 20th century, a time of the Wright Brothers and Henry Ford. The Eliot family was endowed with some of the best intellectual and political connections in America of that time, and as a result went to only the best schools. By 1906 he was a freshman in Harvard, finishing his bachelors in only 3 years and studying philosophy in France from 1910 to 1914, the outbreak of war. In 1915 the verse magazine Poetry published Eliot's first notable piece, 'The
Thomas Stearns Eliot, or T.S. Eliot, was born in 1888 on the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. Throughout his life, Eliot wrote and published several pieces of writing that are highly regarded and still studied in the world of literature today. Eliot was an American-British author, critic, playwright, and poet. After attending Smith Academy, and Milton Academy, he went on to graduate in just 3 years at Harvard University. He also got his masters and did doctoral work. He attended Oxford, but ultimately left for England after a short amount of time. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” attracted the most attention out of all of Eliot’s poems. Just some of the many techniques used throughout the whole passage are dramatic monologue
think such elucidation of the poem worth the trouble.” Indeed, much of the poem reflects the story of the Grail quest itself; when confronted with a prosperous land turned into waste
Some of his best known poems are “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” “Gerontion,” The Waste Land, “The Hollow Men,” “Ash Wednesday,” and Four Quartets. Born in 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri, Eliot always wanted to return to the epicentre of Anglo-Saxon culture. He started residing in England from 1914, the year of the beginning of World War I. It was the high time for the Modernist leaders, as they dominated the entire literary scene. Ezra Pound, Eliot’s mentor, was one of the prominent leaders of the Modernist Movement. The modernist leaders showed a new path by rejecting the age-old traditions, dogmas, and literary forms that were practised in the society for a long period. Being one of the iconic figures of Modernism, Eliot’s poems reveal the traits of Modernism. Published in the year 1925, “The Hollow Men” is considered as one of the popular poems of Eliot, which exhibits the features of
Inspiration is often defined as “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative”. For me, writing ignites my creativity. Per recommendation by my therapist who helped control my severe anxiety and depression, I took a Creative Writing course during my Junior year of high school. The course helped keep me focused and let me destress since having time allotted to putting feelings down on paper gave me a new sense of self as well as allowed myself to have downtime between Advanced Placement classes. I have continuously sought ways to utilize my love for writing in order to keep myself motivated and feel a sense of personal awareness. Despite my love for writing, it is not what inspires me most in life, but it does complement what does: hope.
Mr. Eliot believed that poetry does not move the poet, but instead, the poetry moved the reader. His approach was that of Modernist, always alluding to something, with the reader left wondering. He wanted his poetry to be one that was always linguistically perfect, resulting in Eliot not publishing many poems in his lifetime. Eliot met Ezra Pound who was a literary critic who was influential in helping Eliot’s poem, A Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock become published. This was probably one of Eliot’s best piece’s of poetry.