Loneliness In E. Cummings 'Starry Night'

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A leaf falls on loneliness and Starry Night are both famous works of art during the modernist period by two completely different artists, but portray the same message in my eyes, that message being ………….... A leaf falls on loneliness was written by E.E. Cummings written in 1958. It can be seen on the last page along with Starry Night. Starry Night was painted by Vincent Van Gogh in 1889. It depicted That message being: society is chaotic but beautiful, it is dying but will be reborn, it is isolated yet thriving. The message can be seen through the chaotic yet calm and smooth structure of the poem or the messy alluring painting. A leaf falls on loneliness just says a “a leaf falls on loneliness”, the question about the poem is not its direct …show more content…
There is another definition that says “The quality of being unfrequented and remote; isolation”. The goal of the modernist period though was to be isolated, it was to be seperate and not like the other era’s to step away from the common. This was achieved in moving away from all of the normal practices that were used before that time. The painting that I selected that really went along with E.E. Cummings poem was Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. In the painting I saw chaos and beauty along with a message that can be interpreted much like A leaf falls on loneliness. Van Gogh also himself stood out from artists before him in his own interesting ways. Starry’s literal meaning is filled with stars or resembling a star and I believe the painting can be interpreted through the second definition. In the left corner there is a dark figure and the figure is a Cypress tree, the Cypress tree symbolizes death and the underworld in the painting I believe it does the same thing but in a more joyous way. The cypress tree reaches up high into the sky and can be seen as a bridge between life being the earth which the tree is connected to and heaven being the sky. Much like the poem this would not be directly told to you and it was a inference to be made by the viewer of the …show more content…
The moon symbolizes the rhythm of time, inner knowledge, the conscious and unconscious, and the soul. The fact that it represented the soul, conscious and unconscious mind, and inner knowledge was very intriguing to me because I feel that for the first time in history all of these fragments were being used at the same time using art. The soul would be seen through the art itself and the artist painting what they are passionate about and allowing people to see what is in their heart through a simple thing that they can just look at and feel the emotions with a simple glance. The conscious and mind were put up to the test because in one hand you have your conscious mind looking at this painting admiring it whereas your unconscious mind is taking in the beauty thinking about the meaning of this art you have in front of you breaking it down piece by piece until you have your own opinion on what it really means. The inner knowledge was the big part that is intriguing taking in to fact that you have these objects that you forsure know what they are but it challenges your inner knowledge. Although you know the literal meaning what is the hidden meaning or message that the artist is trying to paint in a sense, to get you to understand and

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