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Poetry of the 20th Century. Authors, style and works.

Poetry of the 20th Century. Authors, style and works.

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  • http://www.poetry-archive.com/e/hysteria.html
  • http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/ted_hughes/poems/13793
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    • 1. 20th Century
      Poetry
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    • 2. FirstWorldWarPoetry
      Thepoetrychanges in line withthedevelopment of theconflict:
      - Wilfred Owen
      2
    • 6. Background
      Feelings:
      Horrificnature of thewar
      Heartlessness and incompentence of thegenerals
      Widespreadignoranceaboutthereality of theconflict
      Warfoughtmostly by civilians, including many writers
      Major war centred on Europe.
      Summer 1914-November 1918.
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    • 7. Early Verse
      Britainconfidence
      +
      No first-handexperience of war
      +
      Warexpectedto be short
      =
      Optimism and enthusiasm 750000 volunteers
      Poetryreflectsoptimism and excitement, glorifyingtheconflict.
      Use of romanticimages of heroism, patriotism and noble sacrifice
      4
    • 8. Early Verse: Rupert Brooke
      RupertBrooke(1887-1915). Died in war (28 years)
      • Moststronglyassociatedpoetwiththisphase
      • 9. Peace: sonnetthatwelcomestheoutbreak of fighting
      Now, God be thankedWho has matcheduswithHishour.
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    • 10. Another typical poets are:
      - Herbert Asquith’s - Philip Larkin
      The VolunteerMCMXIV
      Early Verse
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    • 11. Medium Verse
      Poetry about war began to change, partly because several soldier-poets wanted civilians at home to know the truth.
      A new kind of realism in English poetry came holding hands with Isaac Rosenberg, Wilfred Owen and Robert Graves.
      Use of disturbing images of violence and death.
      Vocabulary stark and direct, incorporating soldier’s slang.
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    • 12. Medium Verse: SiegfriedSassoon
      Another approach was satire, with themes like incompetent generals, smug, insensitive civilians.
      Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) is specially associated with this satirical approach, as in Base Details. He also write a semi- autobiographical book about the war, called Memories Of An Infantry Officer
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    • 13. Final Verse: Wilfred Owen
      Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) killed in the war a week before it ended. He is considered the major poet of the First World War
      Themes:
      Horrors of trench warfare
      Humanity of soldiers on both sides
      Anger at the futility of the conflict and war in general
      Bitter questioning of the decisions taken by politicians and military leaders
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    • 14. Final Verse: Wilfred Owen
      Brutally realistic descriptions of life and death on the front line
      Irony and satire:
      DulceEt Decorum Est, one of his best-known poems has an ironic title, this Latin title refers to a quotation that appears in full at the end of the poem, which means “It is sweet and proper to die for the fatherland”
      Style:
      Half-rhyme: gives to his poetry a feeling of dislocation and disharmony, consistent with his presentation of war.
      Owen also uses onomatopoeia and alliteration to evoke the sounds of battle: wailing shells, the stuttering rifle’s rapid rattle
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    • 15. WilfredOwen: Example
      I thought of somewhoworkeddarkpits
      Of war, and died
      Diggingthe rock whereDeathreputes
      Peaceliesindeed
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    • 16. Other 20th Century Poetry
      Some general movements and trends
      Poetry since 1900 has been extremely varied:
      - Modernist poetry
      - Traditional poetry
      - Feminism poetry
      - Multicultural poetry
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    • 17. Modernist Poetry
      First half of the 20th century
      Response to the feelings of alienation and insecurity created by two World Wars and continued technological change
      Experimental poetry which deliberately rejected traditional forms and conventions
      Free verse  broke with the patterns of regularly stressed syllables
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    • 18. Modernist Poetry
      • Some authors
      T.S. Eliot W.B. Yeats
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    • 19. ModernistPoetryExample
      HYSTERIAby: T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
      As she laughed I was aware of becoming involved in her laughter and being part of it, until her teeth were only accidental stars with a talent for squad-drill. I was drawn in by short gasps, inhaled at each momentary recovery, lost finally in the dark caverns of her throat, bruised by the ripple of unseen muscles. […]
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    • 20. Traditional poetry
      • Traditional anti-experimental poetry
      • 21. Contrast to the Modernist poets
      Thomas Hardy Philip Larkin
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    • 22. Feminism Poetry
      Later decades of the 20th century
      +
      growth of feminism
      =
      emergence of a number of important women poets
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    • 23. Feminism Poetry
      Carol Ann Duffy Sylvia Plath
      18
    • 24. Multicultural Poetry
      Grace Nichols
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      She reflects on her experiences as a black woman living in Britain
    • 25. Ted Hughes
      Poetry about nature
      Nature represented by animals
      Nature ungovernable
      The Jaguar is about an animal in a zoo that disregards its captivity
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    • 26. Ted Hughes: Wind
      Till day rose; then under an orange skyThe hills had new places, and wind wieldedBlade-light, luminous black and emerald,Flexing like the lens of a mad eye. 
      21
    • 27. Seamus Heaney
      • Irish history and politics
      • 28. About the natural world too
      • 29. Explores his own childhood, Irish history and ancient legend and myth
      22
      • Beowulf is a powerful modern version of an epic Old English poem
    • Philip Larkin
      Ability to evoke ordinary, everyday life
      Development from a particular situation to a general reflection about life
      First-person narrators  autobiographical
      Passing of time and the inevitability of death are recurring themes
      Life is first boredom, then fear
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    • 30. Carol Ann Duffy
      24
      Poetic forms: sonnet and dramatic monologue
      In MrsTilscher’s Class
      • poem about the innocence of children in a primary school and their approaching adolescence
       the rapid transition from one phase of life to another.
    • 37. TheEnd
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