Essay on Traditional And Modern Poetry

1107 Words May 9th, 2016 5 Pages
Breia Diaz
Professor Chawla
ENGL 345
9 September 2012
Traditional and Modern Poetry Poetry is an art form that has been long used to describe events, subjects, and feeling. Poetry has an almost musical feel to it and the poet is often times able to evoke various feelings and emotion from their reader. To write a poem is to paint a picture with words and rhythm. There are many different types of poetry. For example there is modern poetry and traditional poetry. Though poetry is seemingly all one in the same, there are differences in the poetry as well as in the poet. Modernism is a term that in any type of literature that relates to experimentalism is extremely different from standard traditional or Victorian poetry. Modern poetry intends to divert away from populism and the regular form seen in most traditional poetry. Modernist poetry such as the poetry written by T.S.Eliot and Ezra Pound, aims to be effective in many complex ways than that as compared to the poetry of the Romantics and the Victorian poets such as Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. Modern poetry seems to play with traditional poetic form, language and versification. It brings into the sphere of influence of poetry the disturbing and troublesome disintegration of life. Modern poetry does so by steering away from the traditional meter and language or rhythm and appeal and the regularity of the traditional poetry. The apparent lack of formality of many pieces of Modernist poetry is very indicative of the…

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