By Richard Yates
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In deeply humanizing pictures, the good American author Richard Yates crafts a unique of postwar the United States, instantaneously at odds with its personal feel of id and mercilessly prohibitive to its like-minded electorate.
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This poem offers literary Gothicism with a vengeance, emphasized by a lurid “lights-out” conclusion that mimes techniques of theater performance. In “Dream-Land” Poe once again employs landscape imagery to symbolize a mind that has gone free-wheeling. The speaker’s mind teems with woes, and so its recollections of a vast “world” in ceaseless upheaval bring satisfaction to the speaker because its mirroring emotional turmoil projects inner troubles onto a weird landscape peopled by equally weird inhabitants.
In his essay “The Poet,” Emerson stated that America itself was a great poem. Since poems do not function explicitly in wholly rational planes, the mind seemed to contain much that was subjective. Emerson and those who subscribed to his ideas thought that exploring the human mind/self would reveal overwhelmingly positive discoveries. Emerson’s concept of self-reliance was based on a mating of individualism (“self”) with outreach (“reliance,” which means “rally” or “connect”). Skeptics argued that while exploration of the mind/self was necessary and exciting, the discoveries might be grim.
Romance” is significant because while the poet champions inspiration from romance, or creative imagination, that imagination is tempered with greater realism than casual readers might suppose. In other words, to be effective, a creative work must be founded upon reality. g. in “Sonnet – To Science” and in “Israfel,” in the 1831 volume, where the earthly poet notes differences between his poetry and that of Israfel, given that there may be fewer ideal conditions on earth than in the angelic singer-poet’s heaven.