1915 in literature

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  • Criticism By Kafka And Eliot's The Metamorphosis?

    The initial conclusion one can draw from the critique of modern culture by both Kafka and Eliot in their portrayals of modern man is that it is them placed in these settings and their literature is simply an outlet for said critique. The modernist sentiments expressed in their works were, in part, universally held opinions amongst literary contemporaries of theirs and as such were not only a veritable representation of them coming to grips with the reality of the world around them, but also of course how they particularly dealt with issues on an individual basis. Issues of spirituality, crises of identity and the ability to overcome the very trappings of the harsh times they existed in were at the forefront of their works. Kafka employed a…

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  • Dehumanization In Literature

    Literature throughout time often features characters who are similar for a variety of reasons. During the nineteenth century many works of literature featured characters who were devalued, exploited, or dehumanized and how they achieve or transform status and gain self respect and/or freedom. These works emphasize the importance of the common man. This trend in print could be attributed to the political climate throughout the nineteenth century. This was a time of turmoil as many people began to…

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  • T. S. Eliot Influences

    S. Eliot produced many poems and plays throughout his lifetime. In the years 1916 until 1922, Eliot wrote a myriad of essays and reviews to “The Dial”, “Athenaeum”, “The Egoist”, and “The Times Literary Supplement”, among other journals (Ackroyd 703). Eliot showed his poems to Conrad Aiken, who passed them along to Ezra Pound who then forwarded it to the editor of “Poetry” magazine Harriet Monroe. By June 1915, “Prufrock” was published in “Poetry” (Bloom 2). In July, Eliot’s “Preludes” and…

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  • American Romanticism And Transcendentalism

    Thirdly, oriental mysticism as revealed in Hindu and Chinese classics reached America in English translations. As a result, New England Transcendentalism blended native American tradition with foreign influences. Development Ralph Waldo Emerson published Nature in 1836 which represented a new way of intellectual thinking in America. “The Universe is composed of Nature and the Soul. Spirit is present everywhere.” This new voice led American Romanticism to a new and mature period, the…

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  • Feminism In Richard Loy's Love Song

    I became attracted to Loy’s poem after reading her biography because the poetry she wrote broke away from the traditional male dominate poetry. She was controversial and represented modern feminism during her time. Loy’s voice added diversity to the modernism by the structure and bewildering word choices presented in her poem Love Song. Love Song can be easily seen to be inspired by her real life casthopic experience with love through her failing marriage and two affairs during the time it was…

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  • Analysis Of Woolf's To The Lighthouse

    one of her essays, Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown, Woolf (1924/1966) has attacked these writers for their “materialism”: “it is because they are concerned not with the spirit but with the body that they have disappointed us… they write of unimportant things; they spend immense industry making the trivial and the transitory appear the true and the enduring” (pp.104-105). In fact, if she has attacked them, it is but for the way they have approached life and reality: “life is not a series of gig-lamps…

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  • T. S. Eliot's Yellow Fog And Indecision

    movement which started in the late 1800s, following immediately after World War I, and was prominent past World War II into the late 1940s, when postmodernism began to take hold. The modernist movement included poetry, fiction, drama, painting, and music. As with any movement, it’s time table of influence is gradual and hard to pinpoint. In any case, the true birth of modernism in poetry is frequently noted as starting during T.S. Eliot 's "The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock" in 1915. T.s Eliot…

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  • Isolationism In John Gardeners's Grendel

    In Grendel; literary techniques help Gardener to establish the idea of an already corrupt mind, collapsing around the edges. As the novel progresses the energy created intensifies and allures the audience. In John Gardeners Grendel; kennings, existentialism and metaphor are used to highlight Grendle’s isolation and clearly establish a central idea that isolating one’s self leads to self-destruction. Notably, signs of isolationism in Grendel are evident from the very beginning with kennings to…

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  • Analysis Of Brown Girl Dreaming

    The Breathtaking Brown Girl Dreaming Initially when I began Jacqueline Woodson 's Brown Girl Dreaming I wasn 't convinced her choice of writing style was for me. I didn 't fully grasp how an autobiography could be written in verse and still flow like a narrative. However, Woodson laid to rest any concerns or doubts I may have had prior to starting this delightful novel. I have never been one to avidly seek out memoirs; I get bored with them after only just beginning them. Brown Girl Dreaming is…

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  • Wretched Catullus Leave Off Playing The Fool Julius Caesar Analysis

    During the reign of Julius Caesar, a Roman lyrical poet rose to fame, known as Catullus. Catullus, unlike many other writers of his time, did not write of political issues, but of love and heartbreak. Although some viewed, love as a frivolous notion, Catullus was able to channel his emotions into writing, creating not only moving lyrics, but also using literary techniques, and creating new formations for poems. Wretched Catullus, Leave off Playing the Fool The first poem we will be analyzing…

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