By Guillaume Apollinaire
An absolutely annotated, bilingual variation, Calligrammes is a key paintings not just in Apollinaire's personal improvement but additionally within the evolution of contemporary French poetry. Apollinaire--Roman through start, Polish by way of identify (Wilhelm-Apollinaris de Kostrowitski), Parisian by means of choice--died at thirty-eight in 1918. however, he grew to become one of many top figures in twentieth-century poetry, a transitional determine whose paintings instantaneously echoes the Symbolists and anticipates the paintings of the Surrealists.Calligrammes is a key paintings not just in Apollinaire's personal improvement yet within the evolution of contemporary French poetry. Roman by means of start, Polish by way of identify (Wilhelm-Apollinaris de Kostrowitski), Parisian via selection, Apollinaire used to be one of many best figures in twentieth-century poetry, a transitional determine whose paintings instantly echoes the Symbolists and anticipates the Surrealists.
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This inconsistency, together with the uneven line-lengths, gives the poem a rather haphazard effect which reflects the uncertainty of its speaker Prufrock, a poet manque: 36 BRITISH POETRY SINCE THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY In the room the women come and go Talking of Michelangelo. The desultory activity of the room where the bourgeois matrons 'come and go' is contrasted with the intense creative energies of Michelangelo, a name synonymous with all that was magnificent about Renaissance art. The pairing of his name, through the rhyme, with the comings and goings of guests at a cocktail party suggests how everything these days has become debased.
The Canonization') Donne displays a distaste and impatience towards the artifices of Petrarchan convention. He writes poetry of the city rather than of an idealised Arcadian countryside.
Diction docs not have to be ornate or elaborate to be effective. A profusion of 'flowery' words can blur the intended meaning. Some of the deepest emotions are most effectively expressed in the plainest language, as Wordsworth was well aware: She lived unknown, and few could know When Lucy ceased to be; But she is in her grave, and, oh, The difference to me! ('She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways') The diction here is sim pie and un pretentious. No superfluous image is laid atop the bare 'grave'.