Palmer vs Levine: Poetry vs Prose
When you consider it briefly, you realize that prose writers and poetry writers are very much the same.
The Genius of Emily Dickinson and Her Idiosyncrasies
Emily Dickinson’s poetry is full of hyphens and capitalized words. Are these idiosyncrasies in her poetry a sign of her poetic genius?
Bishop VS Creeley – Maximum VS Minimum Detail in Poetry
When it comes to using detail in poetry, you perhaps cannot find more contrasting poets than Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Creeley. Bishop is very precise, and Creeley is fundamentally more vague. Creeley implies far more than he actually writes, whereas Bishop is careful not to leave anything out. Then again, what you leave out in […]
On Modernist Themes in “I, Too” and “Democracy” by Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes is one of the most famous New Negro Movement poets. Hughes may be considered a Modernist poet, but he was unlike many of his peers in terms of ambiguity and uncertainty. In fact, his work is quite straightforward. Still, the themes which Hughes uses in his poetry, such as alienation, dislocation, and inequality, […]