William Shakespeare 's Poetry Of Shakespeare, Whitman, And Rich

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Discuss the different poetic techniques, themes, and the uses of language in the poetry of Shakespeare, Blake, Whitman, Dickerson, Frost, and Rich. In one way or another, each of these poets has written poems that contain elements of protest against the society of his/her time. In your essay, integrate the idea of protest with their uses of language and poetic technique.

Shakespeare, Blake, Whitman, Dickinson, Frost, and Rich are all wonderful poets of their time. They all had a unique style of writing, and used writing as a way to communicate their feeling and bring awareness to some of the political, feminist, racial and oppressive issues of society. Shakespeare was considered a humanist, who had a deep concern with human welfare, love, values and dignity. He believed in living a moral life over a less a godly one. ("William Shakespeare," n.d). Shakespeare integrated his beliefs into his writings and those beliefs are evident in his Sonnets. During Shakespeare’s time, only woman that had the physical features resembling a goddess was looked upon as beautiful. Shakespeare used is writing to express what the true meaning of beauty and love is. Sonnet 18 and 130 expresses his beliefs. Shakespeare writings are in blank verse, they have no rhythm and he was not afraid to experiment with words. His usage of language shows cleverness and craftiness, and the themes were universal and are able to surpass generations to come. William Blake was a poet who used his writings to…
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